How to properly wear two masks—and other mask-fitting tips following recent CDC advice

New mask advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—connected with a new study—focuses on making sure masks fit correctly to better prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC studied whether wearing two masks provided more protection than one and found that it did. The researchers found that wearing one mask—surgical or cloth—blocked about 40% of the particles coming […]

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Tips for managing stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted everyone’s lives, creating a lot of stress. You might not realize it, but that stress can affect your health. Frequent headaches, trouble sleeping, fatigue, muscle pains and an upset stomach are just a few of the symptoms that stress can cause in your life. Everyone has a ‘stressometer,’ according to Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a […]

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Tips to Cope With Lockdown as Cold Weather Arrives

THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2020 — Isolation may pose mental health challenges for people as they spend more time indoors in the winter during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert warns. Maintaining safe forms of social contact is crucial, especially for people who live alone, according to Frank Ghinassi, president and CEO of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, in New Jersey. Ideas […]

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