Keeping up daily routines can help reduce stress, minimize depression

https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/benefits-of-routines Your Daily Routines Aren’t Mundane—They’re Actually Keeping You Sane and Healthy (It's Science) There’s a reason you keep being told to “create a routine.”By Lindsay Tigar January 14, 2021 Ask any doctor, therapist, or wildly successful entrepreneur, and they'll swear by the myriad benefits of setting and sticking to a routine. Even if you're a little more … Continue reading Keeping up daily routines can help reduce stress, minimize depression

How to get a vaccine shot for someone homebound

How to Get Your Homebound Parent a COVID-19 Vaccine Ways to be proactive for the shots, since the bumpy rollout demands itBy Arlene Weintraub|January 14, 2021|CaregivingSHARE    On January 9, Donna Lackner-Horn made appointments for her parents, Trudy and Werner Lackner, and an aunt and uncle, to get their COVID-19 vaccines the following week at HealthAlliance Hospital-Foxhall … Continue reading How to get a vaccine shot for someone homebound

If eligible, how to get an appointment to get a vaccine shot

How to Get the Coronavirus Vaccine in New York City There are multiple websites, disappearing slots and even attempts to game the system. Here’s our guide to what you have to do to get a dose in your arm. Checking in for vaccinations at the Javits Center in Manhattan.Credit...Brendan McDermid/Reuters By Ron Lieber Jan. 17, 2021 … Continue reading If eligible, how to get an appointment to get a vaccine shot

Still going to the grocery store? May be time to quit for safety

Time to make fewer trips to the grocery store, if you can't have them delivered. And start doubling up on your masks if you can. As bad as COVID has been, it's about to get much worse. https://www.vox.com/22220301/covid-spread-new-strain-variants-safe-grocery-store-n95-masks-vaccine Still going to the grocery store? With new virus variants spreading, it’s probably time to stop. Health … Continue reading Still going to the grocery store? May be time to quit for safety

Making your mask more effective

https://bestlifeonline.com/layering-mask-covid-news/ THIS COULD INCREASE THE LEVEL OF EFFICACY YOUR MASK HAS IN FILTERING OUT VIRAL PARTICLES. By KALI COLEMAN JANUARY 13, 2021 iStock Face coverings have been used heavily to protect against COVID since the start of the pandemic, but there may be more that you can be doing with your masks. Recently, people have been spotted … Continue reading Making your mask more effective

Picking your nose is dangerous, not just gross

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/28/health/nose-picking-coronavirus-transmission-wellness/index.html Why picking your nose isn't just gross — it's dangerous in the time of coronavirus By Starre Vartan, CNN Updated 11:45 PM ET, Mon December 28, 2020  (CNN)We teach kids not to do it. It's unsanitary. It's just plain gross to see.  Let's be real, though. Most of us pick our noses — some 91% … Continue reading Picking your nose is dangerous, not just gross

Disinfecting surfaces not good use of time compared to other actions

Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It December 28, 20205:00 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition PATTI NEIGHMOND Health researchers say wearing masks and washing your hands often is more important than wiping down surfaces when it comes to protecting yourself from the coronavirus.Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images At the start of the pandemic, stores quickly … Continue reading Disinfecting surfaces not good use of time compared to other actions

Comparing the three basic types of face mask

https://www.grainger.com/know-how/health/airborne-contaminants-noise-hazards/respiratory-protection/kh-n95-masks-vs-surgical-masks-vs-cloth-masks? N95 Masks vs. Surgical Masks vs. Cloth Masks: What's the Difference? 6/10/20 Revised: 12/7/20 Grainger Editorial Staff Not long ago, respirators and surgical masks were worn almost exclusively by workers whose jobs required them. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, many kinds of protective face covering became an increasingly common sight in public places. Their visibility raises … Continue reading Comparing the three basic types of face mask

Best sleep position for feeling good the next day

https://www.mic.com/p/this-is-the-best-sleep-position-for-feeling-good-the-next-day-according-to-experts-44962754 This is the best sleep position for feeling good the next day, according to experts By Marissa Miller Updated:Dec. 22, 2020 It happens at least once a month like clockwork: I wake up from a solid eight-hour sleep, only to realize I’ve pulled my back and I can’t lift my arm beyond shoulder height. Sure, … Continue reading Best sleep position for feeling good the next day

Dogs can be trained to smell COVID

If this Finn study bears out, dogs can be a huge assist in detecting COVID under many circumstances. https://www.ecowatch.com/dogs-smell-covid-19-2646105814.html? Dogs Can Smell COVID-19  Deutsche Welle May. 27, 2020 07:52AM EST A Malinois dog is taught to find a piece of fabric infected with COVID-19 bacteria during a training session, on May 13, 2020, in France. … Continue reading Dogs can be trained to smell COVID

Can games help reduce anxiety?

https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/9/17/20863016/anxiety-app-phone-gamification These apps make a game out of relieving anxiety. They may be onto something. Popular apps are awarding points for beating “bad guys” and completing “power-ups” — and drawing from real, clinically approved treatments. By Sigal Samuel  Updated Mar 12, 2020, 2:20pm EDT When Jane McGonigal started feeling anxious as hell 10 years ago, she unwittinglyjoined a … Continue reading Can games help reduce anxiety?

A doctor explains how getting the vaccine will (and won’t) change his behavior

How Getting Vaccinated Will (and Won’t) Change My Behavior By Dhruv Khullar December 16, 2020 The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines prevent severe illness in almost all inoculated people, but we’re not yet sure that they can prevent people from becoming infected or infecting others.Photograph by Anthony Behar / Sipa / AP Beyond the dread that I … Continue reading A doctor explains how getting the vaccine will (and won’t) change his behavior