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How to become more resilient, according to the research

How to become more resilient, according to the research

As the pandemic stretches on, our collective ability to weather adversities and bounce back to emotional stability is being challenged daily. Many of us have suffered significant trauma from illness, hospitalization and death. Many more have experienced job loss, economic uncertainly and financial instability. And everyone has had to cope with an unprecedented uprooting of…MORE

Former CDC director: What’s next with Omicron and the pandemic?
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Former CDC director: What’s next with Omicron and the pandemic?

On Thanksgiving morning, Covid reminded us that neither death nor mutations take a holiday. And while the virus gathers strength, a pandemic of pandemic fatigue undermines our ability to stop the virus. The newly discovered Omicron variant quickly led to border closures, a stock market plunge, and a collective sigh of despair: Will the pandemic…MORE

Kindness begins at home: How Traci Baxley uses ‘radical love’ to conquer fear and promote justice
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Kindness begins at home: How Traci Baxley uses ‘radical love’ to conquer fear and promote justice

When her teenage son, upset that he’d forgotten to do a homework assignment, ran from their home one morning, Traci Baxley panicked. Instead of just worrying about his feelings, she feared for his life. A Black kid on foot in a predominantly White Florida neighborhood, wearing his school hoodie — had she given him enough…MORE

Marijuana may make sleep worse, especially for regular users, study finds
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Marijuana may make sleep worse, especially for regular users, study finds

It’s a common assumption among marijuana users: Using weed will help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Scientists, however, aren’t so sure that’s true. “This is an understudied but important area, as many people are increasingly turning to cannabis products as sleep aids,” said sleep specialist Wendy Troxel, a senior behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation,…MORE

Blood pressure climbed during coronavirus pandemic, especially among women, study suggests
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Blood pressure climbed during coronavirus pandemic, especially among women, study suggests

US adults — especially women — have seen a rise in blood pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests. The study, published Monday in the journal Circulation, included data on 464,585 employees and their spouses or partners from several different companies who participated in employer-sponsored wellness programs by Quest Diagnostics each year. As…MORE

Mix-and-match J&J Covid booster raised immune response after Pfizer vaccine, study finds

Mix-and-match J&J Covid booster raised immune response after Pfizer vaccine, study finds

Using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a booster for people initially immunized with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine produces a strong immune response and may do more to elicit protection against severe disease, researchers reported Sunday. Their small study of 65 volunteers who all initially got two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine showed that using the J&J…MORE

The world has the tools to end the coronavirus pandemic. They’re not being used properly
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The world has the tools to end the coronavirus pandemic. They’re not being used properly

The Covid-19 pandemic will not last forever. It will likely continue to fizzle and fade as it heads towards its third year, resurging with new variants and then waning in the face of vaccines, mitigation measures and human behavior. But even if the virus is never stamped out, immunity will improve and the world will…MORE

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