2. Pollution From the whiff of a cigarette to tailpipe exhaust, a mask can protect you from the harmful effects of ambient air pollution. See more Health & Wellness offers > {“hideCategory”:false,”useAlternateLanguage”:false,”headlineIconAltText”:””,”listItems”:[{“categoryTitle”:”Health \u0026 Wellness”,”categoryUrl”:”/membership/benefits/health/”,”categoryDeeplinkParam”:”healthandwellness”,”isLimitedTimeOffer”:false,”offerJson”:{“dbr_offer_id”:”9158e656e84ce8d55188b39247721643″,”source_name”:”AARP Members Only Access to Special Health Content”,”offer_title”:”\u003cp\u003eSpecial Content for Members\u003c/p\u003e”,”offer_description”:”\u003cp\u003eEnjoy access to curated articles, essays, films and more, just for AARP members.\u003c/p\u003e”,”offer_short_description”:”Access […]

We’ve long known that meditation benefits both our mental and physical wellbeing. Mindful meditation has been shown to reduce stress levels, improve focus and boost self-awareness, and it’s a practice beloved by celebrities from Beyoncé to Oprah Winfrey. And with new research showing that long-term, deep meditation is associated with an enriched gut microbiome, the […]

In a recent article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, researchers examined the prevalence and predictors of long coronavirus disease (COVID) in a sample representing a Washington, DC University in the United States of America (USA). Study: Postacute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 in University Setting. Image Credit: Ground Picture/Shutterstock Background Studies have shown that one in three […]

Black Cardamom: Black cardamom is a spice commonly used in traditional cooking, and it offers numerous health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help boost immunity and protect against cellular damage. It also has digestive benefits, helping to soothe the stomach and improve gut health. In addition, black cardamom has been shown […]

Jan. 30, 2023 – The two national emergency declarations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will end May 11, President Joe Biden said Monday.  Doing so will have many effects, including the end of free vaccines and health services to fight the pandemic. The public health emergency has been renewed every 90 days since first being […]

By Corey Atad. Published: 12 hours ago Shania Twain is feeling lucky to be here. Speaking with the Mirror, the Canadian country icon opened up about her life-threatening battle with COVID pneumonia at the height of the pandemic. READ MORE: Shania Twain Says She Was ‘Petrified’ After Throat Surgery, Reveals Thoughts On Her New Voice: ‘I […]

In today’s lifestyle we have lost the understanding of the pivotal role breathing has on our body. Breathing provides oxygen to produce energy and maintain normal metabolism. Exhaling carbon dioxide helps in maintaining pH levels in the blood. Deep breathing activates the relaxation response and reduces blood pressure and heart beat. This helps in reduction […]

Image Source: BruceBlaus – CC BY-SA 4.0 I need to vent, because we need better ventilation. The World Health Organization now recommends masking “for anyone in a crowded, enclosed, or poorly ventilated space.”  But few of us know the quality of ventilation in our spaces. Those who can afford it might use a portable CO2 […]

Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBC (Getty Images) Shania Twain and her husband Frederic Thiébaud were living in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, at “the height of the pandemic” when breathing became more and more difficult. Suffering complications from covid and pneumonia, Twain eventually had to be airlifted to a hospital to save her life. “It was progressively getting worse. […]

A female-owned gym in Baxter offers a variety of activities, including indoor cycling classes. Their instructors are all certified through the American Heart Association to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED). The owners realized how important this training is and wanted to offer it to the public for free. Jenny Holmes, the […]

Millions of Americans of all ages suffer from post-COVID-19 condition, or long COVID. In fact, recent data show that the condition is affecting more than 16 million working-age Americans and is keeping between two and four million of them out of work completely. According to the World Health Organization, long COVID occurs when an individual […]

In an interview with Pharmacy Times, Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP, associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, discussed his presentation at the NACDS 2023 Regional Chain conference titled “Actionable Steps to Boost Sustainability for Clinical Pharmacy Care Services.” With the growing importance of pharmacy services, Chen […]

In recent weeks, a surge of three viruses has swept over the United States: COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. Unfortunately, as virus numbers mounted, it got harder to find medications to relieve symptoms. Many people rushed to the drugstore looking for acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol, which is known for its fever and […]

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic, progressive lung disease that is characterized by respiratory symptoms associated with chronic airflow limitation, affecting an estimated 300 million individuals globally.1,2 COPD is now the third leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 3 million individuals dying annually from the disease.1,2 The risk of mortality from COPD […]

The hallmarks of COVID-19 have been trouble breathing, loss of smell and taste, and fatigue, but as the years pass, doctors have documented up to 200 related symptoms. One trend has been a rise in incidents of suicide and doctors are finding the risk is higher for those who’ve had COVID. “In the elderly, we’re […]

Vocal fold nodules are another concern for many singers, but they aren’t caused by colds or infections, according to Costello. “Nodules develop over time when a singer brings their vocal folds together with a lot of energy. If you’ve got quite a loud voice, then you can end up with thickening calluses on your vocal […]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Health reported five additional COVID-19-related deaths and 157 new COVID-19 cases Monday. There are currently 67 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19. Hospitalizations 67 current hospitalizations The number of hospital beds currently occupied by individuals with COVID-19. 5 ventilated The number of hospitalized individuals with COVID-19 […]

High blood pressure—hypertension—refers to blood pushing against the walls of the arteries with chronically elevated force. Blood pressure that rises above normal levels and remains high can lead to serious health problems including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The top number, known as […]

Undergoing a medical procedure can always be a daunting task. No matter how routine the procedure might be, it can still be quite an anxiety-inducing experience. Duck Dynasty star Si Robertson just revealed some personal news about his health. Let’s see what he has to say… Si Robertson is a much beloved American television personality. […]

Introduction Training a dragon is a complex and challenging task that requires patience, commitment, and a lot of hard work. However, with the right approach and a little bit of know-how, anyone can successfully train a dragon and form a lifelong bond with this magnificent creature. Step 1: Choose the Right Dragon The first step […]