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Health Tips for Teens

Health Tips for Teens

Being a teenager has some wonderful benefits; one gets to do more things, go out with their friends more, etc. However, being a teen also comes with a price. One has to deal with challenging classes and schoolwork, bullying from other people, and tons of side effects...

Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Mental illnesses are a common problem in the United States, and recent statistics show that more than 40% of people with mental illness do not receive any care for their symptoms. Many researchers believe that exercise may prevent or improve various mental health...

What to Know About COVID Variants

What to Know About COVID Variants

COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against the virus. However, rapidly emerging variants still cause concern. As viruses spread, their genomes can change during the replication process. This results in variants of the original forming. With COVID-19 infecting...

Heart Health for Older Adults

Heart Health for Older Adults

Aging impacts our bodies, including changes in the way our hearts work. By the time we reach our 50s, the chances of heart disease begin to increase for men and women. There are ways to keep your heart healthy as you age. This can increase quality of life and...

The Latest Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

The Latest Breakthroughs in Cancer Research

There is no cure for cancer, but treatment is improving each day. Knowing more about a patient's genetics, immune system and pathology is leading researchers to be able to save more lives. We have some of the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. Immunotherapy...

The Importance of Feedback in the Healthcare Industry

The Importance of Feedback in the Healthcare Industry

Physicians can’t determine their impact on their colleagues or patients without actively seeking unfiltered feedback. However, more often than not, physicians forget to seek feedback, especially in such a time when the whole world has been in a health crisis. Notably,...

Vaccination Safety for Children and Their Parents 

Vaccination Safety for Children and Their Parents 

 Children have suffered this year due to not being able to socialize with their friends that they are used to. As we learn more about preventive measures and how COVID-19 spreads, some parents have been thinking about getting their kids together for playdates. Parents should genuinely understand though what makes a playdate safe and what doesn’t.

The Most Common Locations Where People Catch Coronavirus

The Most Common Locations Where People Catch Coronavirus

Hotels are usually filled with travelers who often frequent airports or require taxis and public transportation. Also, the people who work in hotels are constantly in contact with a revolving door of travelers and people who work in higher-risk service industries. If you have no choice but to utilize such services, take extra precautions by double masking and only using it when necessary.