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Everyday Habits That Make You Look Older, According to Science

Americans are obsessed with looking young — the ever-growing, multibillion-dollar beauty and fitness industries are a chronic testament to that. But at the same time, we undermine our own efforts (and expense) by regularly engaging in behaviors that prematurely age us. These are some everyday habits — which may seem harmless or unrelated to aging — that, in fact, make you look older. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.
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Sure Signs You've Had a "Small Heart Attack"

Last week, fans of good TV were shocked by news that Bob Odenkirk had collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul. After several nervous hours, the actor thanked well-wishers and his doctors, saying he had suffered a "small heart attack" and was on the mend. Unfortunately, in the U.S., someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But they aren't always dramatic. In some cases, you may not even realize you had one. These are some sure signs you've had a "small" or "mild" heart attack. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It.

Programs to Help Doctors Are Rife With Problems

State physician health programs (PHPs) are supposed to help clinicians deal with mental health and substance use disorders. PHPs often have little external oversight and generally lack inexpensive or timely avenues of appealing their recommendations. PHPs often mandate evaluations and treatment in facilities with which they have financial and other...

Opinion: Are We Entering the ‘Age of the Individual?’

While Independence Day is now well behind us and the dog days of summer rage on, we should continue to celebrate a spirit of individual independence. While we’re social creatures, a spirit of autonomy has advanced humanity throughout the ages—from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Revolution to the Information Age, which (while challenging in some respects) has improved countless livelihoods in dramatic fashion. As the 50-year-old Information Age turns to a new phase, what comes next?
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Help your toddler adjust to socializing after pandemic isolation

"I don't want to. I don't want to be in here. I don't like this." Miles' temper tantrum had been building up from the moment he got out of the car. He clutched his mother, Kyle, and asked to go back home. Moments later, Kyle, who didn't want their last...

Rossy Foundation awards $10 million to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has announced a $10 million commitment from the Montreal-based Rossy Foundation to establish the David Liposarcoma Research Initiative. With the aim of advancing treatments for liposarcoma, a rare, underfunded, and understudied disease, the five-year initiative will support collaborative research across departments at Dana-Farber — including liposarcoma biology, biochemistry, immunology, metabolism, genomics, and epigenetics — and partner organizations. Research to improve fundamental understanding of the molecular mechanisms of liposarcoma could lead to the development of new approaches to overcoming treatment resistance and strategies for translating clinical research into improved patient outcomes.

Diet Mistakes That Steal Your Energy

For years that's been the common wisdom. When you wake you've probably not eaten for 11 hours or so, so it makes sense that you need to refill your tank right away, right? That depends on what you're trying to accomplish. The Harvard Health Letter points out that the studies suggesting that eating breakfast revs up the metabolism are flawed and in fact there's some evidence that fasting for 16 hours or so and depriving your body of fuel first thing in the morning actually causes your cells to burn fat for energy and leads to weight loss.

Comprehensive Pain Management in the Rehabilitation Patient, ISBN-13: 978-3319167831

Comprehensive Pain Management in the Rehabilitation Patient, ISBN-13: 978-3319167831. Written in a succinct format, this book presents a variety of pain conditions seen in acute or sub-acute rehabilitation hospitals and in outpatient clinical settings. Bio-medical and bio-psychosocial perspectives, as well as theory, clinical practice, and practical aspects of managing pain are offered throughout this volume. Chapters are organized by sections, beginning with an introduction to pain as well use of the multi-disciplinary treatment approach. Additional sections cover headache management, pain diagnostics, medication management, rehabilitation, injections and procedures, behavioral management, complementary and alternative medicine, neuromoduation, neuroablation, surgical management of pain, and novel techniques. Business and legal perspectives of pain medicine are also addressed.
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Life With Lupus: FDA approves new SLE treatment

Scientists working in a laboratory.National Cancer Institute/Unsplash. This article is not intended to be medical or pharmaceutical advice. The article is simply a report on a newly announced Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) medication.

When Expenses Rise, More Diabetics Forego Their Medications

Many Americans are aware that today’s health insurance plans frequently have large expenditures. These out-of-pocket expenses could be harmful: According to new data, 20% of individuals with diabetes who have high-deductible health care plans often forgo their medicines. According to a new study, Persons with high deductible health healthcare plans...

More diabetics skip medication as deductions increase

Friday, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) As many Americans know, today’s health insurance plans often come with high deductions. These out-of-pocket costs can cause harm: new research shows Diabetes And high deduction health insurance regularly skips their medication. Not catching up with you Diabetes drug There is a potential risk...
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Harvard researchers agree this is the best exercise ever

This article was updated on July 30, 2021. Though the skateboarders and their awesome fashion are getting a lot of attention at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, everyone is still fascinated by swimming. Though most of us will never be as great as Olympians Katie Ledecky or Ryan Murphy, we should still consider making swimming part of our daily lives. According to research from Harvard, it is one of the best workouts ever and can keep you in good shape well into old age.