Here’s the way to exercise for better balance
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Here’s the way to exercise for better balance

In the world of physical comedy, being a klutz who trips over their own feet gets lots of laughs. In the real world, the more often you lose your balance, the more likely you are to take a tumble that leads to injury — and that’s no laughing matter. Falls aren’t just the leading cause…read more »

Do you have ‘eco-anxiety’? Here’s how to find out
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Do you have ‘eco-anxiety’? Here’s how to find out

We know changes in the weather and seasons can affect mood, causing run-of-the-mill rainy-day blues and seasonal affective disorder. Now, it’s also important to recognize the harmful mental and physical health effects of long-term climate change. In her book, “Taking the Heat: How Climate Change Is Affecting Your Mind, Body, and Spirit and What You…read more »

Millions of routine vaccinations have been missed amid the Covid-19 pandemic
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Millions of routine vaccinations have been missed amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Millions of people in the United States are behind on their Covid-19 vaccinations, and millions more have missed other routine vaccinations throughout the pandemic. Long before the coronavirus, public health officials were concerned about low levels of routine vaccinations that are recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for adults and adolescents…read more »

A universal vaccine could be the future of the coronavirus fight
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A universal vaccine could be the future of the coronavirus fight

Scientists are working to develop a “pan-coronavirus” vaccine — one that offers protection against multiple variants of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. The hope is that such a vaccine could pave the way for the development of a universal coronavirus vaccine, which could head off any coronavirus — not only emerging variants that cause Covid-19,…read more »

Vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help prevent autoimmune disease, study says
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Vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help prevent autoimmune disease, study says

Taking daily vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help protect older adults from developing autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, thyroid diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica, an inflammatory disease that causes muscle pain and stiffness in the shoulders and hips, a new study found. People age 50 and older taking 2,000 IU (International Units)…read more »

Moderna begins next phase of Omicron-specific booster trial as study finds that antibodies remain durable despite 6-fold drop over 6 months
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Moderna begins next phase of Omicron-specific booster trial as study finds that antibodies remain durable despite 6-fold drop over 6 months

Moderna announced Wednesday that the first participant has been dosed in the company’s Phase 2 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine booster shot that is specific to the Omicron variant. Moderna is advancing the trial into its next phase as research published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that a booster dose…read more »

US government fails when it comes to tobacco reduction, American Lung Association report says
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US government fails when it comes to tobacco reduction, American Lung Association report says

The federal government gets “mostly failing grades on its efforts to prevent and reduce tobacco,” a new report from the American Lung Association says. The 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report calls for an end to manufacturing flavored tobacco, saying flavored tobacco products and e-cigarettes jeopardize progress made by tobacco control policy. More than…read more »

Despite CDC directive, many pharmacies refusing to give fourth shots to immune-compromised patients
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Despite CDC directive, many pharmacies refusing to give fourth shots to immune-compromised patients

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to send a clear message to pharmacies on a conference call this week: Stop turning away immune-compromised people when they come seeking fourth doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Although fourth doses are not currently recommended for the vast majority of Americans, the CDC has urged millions of…read more »

Water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic plastics, study says. Here’s what to do
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Water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic plastics, study says. Here’s what to do

Many of the water-resistant and stain-proof home furnishings and apparel we purchase may contain toxic “forever” chemicals, called PFAS, that are linked to numerous health concerns, including liver and heart damage, immune disorders, cancer and hormone disruption, a new report found. Independent laboratories commissioned by Toxic-Free Future, an environmental and health advocacy and research group,…read more »

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