After years of research, a new blood test now screens for over 50 cancers

In 2021, an estimated 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Thanks to a groundbreaking new blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer, more people could learn about a cancer diagnosis sooner, which is important because early detection helps save lives. …

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Are virtual festivals the future?

After a year of being locked away at home, the world is eager to reopen and experience the things we love again, like going to restaurants, on playdates and even sharing the social dynamics of the office. One unexpected revelation during this time is that many of the activities that took us away from our …

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Simple steps to help protect young children from accidentally swallowing lithium coin batteries

People are spending more time in their homes, and there are devices everywhere, like remotes, key fobs and thermometers that may include small lithium coin batteries that can be a hidden danger. While lithium coin batteries are important for providing the power necessary for certain devices to function properly, many people don’t realize these batteries, …

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State of the Nation’s Mental Health: Stress is up, treatment is not

Our nation reported more mental health stress in 2020, but there was not a corresponding increase in people seeking mental health treatment, according to the inaugural State of the Nation’s Mental Health report. However, there were two conditions for which diagnoses and treatment grew in 2020: anxiety and PTSD for adults. These findings support the …

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Don’t let a minor burn derail your early summer getaway

Vacation rentals are quickly becoming a popular post-pandemic vacation, as they allow people to get away from the stressors of daily life with the comforts of a home and safety away from other travelers. However, it may feel a bit uncomfortable trying to navigate the different appliances inside a vacation rental. Being unfamiliar with appliances …

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Many people still suffer from depressive symptoms on an antidepressant

This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Lundbeck, for which Dr. Maguire is a paid consultant. May marks Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, a time to educate the public on various mental or behavioral health issues while reducing the stigma that many people, including those living with major depressive …

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How to find mental health resources for children and families

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens up to age 19. Coverage includes check-ups and regular doctor visits, immunizations, emergency care, dentist visits, eye exams and other care that children may need, including mental and behavioral health services. Children as young as 2 can …

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New study: Travelers care about both physical and mental health

As more people return to travel, they are looking forward to that sense of adventure and enjoying not just getting to the destination, but the journey itself. However, both business and leisure travelers have sometimes found traveling stressful, especially due to the recent health concerns. To help travelers have a more positive experience, many travel …

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