How to Use CDC’s COVID Data Tracker

  How to Use CDC's COVID Data Tracker: Healthcare Workers     How to Use CDC's COVID Data Tracker: Parents and Caregivers     How to Use CDC's COVID Data Tracker: Business Owners and Employers     How to Use CDC's COVID Data Tracker: Educators and School Personnel [...]

Genetic risk of mental health conditions may influence where people choose to live

Living in cities has been highlighted as an environmental risk factor for schizophrenia and, to a lesser extent, other mental health conditions. However, few studies have explored genetic effects on the choice of residence. New research, published in JAMA Psychiatry, challenges the proposals that city-living is a simple environmental risk factor for schizophrenia or that [...]

American Heart Association: Tips for Stroke Survivors

  Tips for Stroke Survivors: Bed to Wheelchair Transfer   Some survivors may be unable to transfer themselves from bed to wheelchair. This video will demonstrate step by step transfer where minimal assistance from the caregiver or family member is required.   Tips for Stroke Survivors: Making Your Home Safe   [...]

Happiness in early adulthood may protect against dementia

While research has shown that poor cardiovascular health can damage blood flow to the brain increasing the risk for dementia, a new study led by UC San Francisco indicates that poor mental health may also take its toll on cognition. The research adds to a body of evidence that links depression with dementia, but while [...]

Clean air matters for a healthy brain

Two USC researchers whose work linked air pollution to a greater risk of Alzheimer's disease and faster cognitive decline are seeing signs that cleaner air can make a difference in brain health. Cars and factories produce a fine particulate known as PM2.5 that USC-led studies have linked to memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. Smaller than [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Your Blood Pressure

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Your Blood Pressure House Calls: Real Docs, Real Talk episodes feature conversations with American Heart Association staff and medical experts on topics important to heart attack and stroke patients or anyone looking to live a longer, healthier life. 0:00 - Introduction 2:30 - Health in the Headlines 4:00 [...]

Where does your mind wander when you have idle time?

78 participants were trained to voice their thoughts aloud for 10 minutes while sitting alone in a room without access to electronic devices. Researchers used audio equipment to record those thoughts, then transcribed the recordings and analyzed them for content. In total, more than 2,000 thoughts were analyzed. "We wanted to mimic the small breaks [...]

How fructose in the diet contributes to obesity

Eating fructose appears to alter cells in the digestive tract in a way that enables it to take in more nutrients, according to a preclinical study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. These changes could help to explain the well-known link between rising fructose consumption around the world and increased rates of obesity [...]

Managing stress during the pandemic The new normal keeps changing. Be patient with the unknown and with yourself. More tips for managing stress and anxiety surrounding COVID-19. Breathing exercises for stress and anxiety Conscious breathing can help you feel calmer in stressful situations. An expert explains the technique for handling stress and anxiety. How anxiety can [...]


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