Be honest. During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, you’ve indulged on an oversized meal once or twice. An extra slice of pizza, extra sweets or second helping of comfort food. Occasional overeating probably won’t ruin your health. Making it a habit, however, is a recipe for serious health issues.
Most Americans avoid solitude. We crave contact and approval from others. But there are things we can only gain from being alone. There’s something revelatory about being alone for an extended period. We learn things about ourselves that we simply can’t when surrounded by others.
In 2019, over 67,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. Nearly 15 million abused alcohol regularly. Substance abuse isn’t going away. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation worse. But can we predict who will have a substance abuse disorder? Can we use such information to tailor prevention strategies that work?
For most people, ending the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic right now would be a huge win. The physical, emotional and financial challenges of shutdowns and collapsing economies make “crushing the curve” hugely attractive. But one Hawaiian researcher says controlling the curve would be better, at least for Hawaii.
Many American states, along with countries around the world, chose to shut down their economies and ask their citizens to stay at home to fight COVID-19. This social distancing and isolation may have led to the “perfect storm” of conditions to create another, longer-lasting health crisis.
Do you know what a nomogram is? They might just help your doctor predict how severe your COVID-19 coronavirus symptoms might become and whether you will end up hospitalized. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have believe they’ve come up with a game-changer in treating the virus.
If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve been doing sanitation gymnastics for months in an effort to prevent infection from the COVID-19 virus. Studies said it could live on countertops, door knobs and other surfaces for weeks and only bleach and disinfectant could save us. But is that true?
The COVID-19 coronavirus seemed to spread across the globe at breakneck pace. Over 600,000 people have died from the virus. Was there a way to slow the spread, reduced infections and saved lives? A new study says yes, but only with a comprehensive approach to the problem.
Among COVID-19 coronavirus patients who are not asymptomatic, symptoms can range from slight fatigue to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS.) Among those with severe symptoms, is there a common hallmark? Can knowing that factor help doctors predict who will suffer severe symptoms? A new study hopes to answer those questions.
Despite a substantial body of evidence regarding the non-respiratory impact of COVID-19 on some patients, it’s still considered a respiratory disease. Doctors from Columbia University Irving Medical Center are sharing information that sheds light on the effects of the virus on the body’s other organs and systems.