Can you trust COVID-19 test results?

Every time we write about new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Colorado, some variation of the same objection comes in: we’re making too much of nothing. At first, it was that COVID-19 is no worse than flu. That’s been thoroughly debunked, as the new coronavirus caused more hospitalizations and deaths than any flu season in recent memory — though for […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Colon Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 — Early diagnosis of colon cancer is crucial to improve a patient’s chance of survival, an expert says. Colon cancer is on the rise, especially among younger people, so it’s important to know the symptoms and how to prevent it, according to Dr. Sameet Shah. He’s a gastroenterologist with Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group in Verona, […]

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Why you should never buy facial tissues at Costco

There are tons of reasons to go to Costco — and endless products to fill your cart with that will not disappoint when you return home. Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand in particular is beloved by customers due to the quality and value its range of products provides (via Kiplinger). The animal crackers, bacon, and eggs are among groceries you should […]

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How does being bilingual affect your brain? It depends on how you use language

Depending on what you read, speaking more than one language may or may not make you smarter. These mixed messages are understandably confusing, and they’re due to the fact that nothing is quite as simple as it’s typically portrayed when it comes to neuroscience. We can’t give a simple “yes” or “no” to the question of whether being bilingual benefits […]

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Loving-kindness meditation will make you happier: Study

Researchers from HSE University compared the effect of two meditation practices—loving-kindness meditation (LKM) and compassion meditation (CM). Loving-kindness meditation turned out to be more effective when it comes to increasing happiness, but, in contrast with previous studies, compassion meditation also did not result in a growth of negative emotions. The paper was published in Mindfulness journal. Meditation has long become […]

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This Is How Long Coronavirus Actually Lasts If You Get Sick

As the coronavirus epidemic continues in the US, you might be wondering just how long you'll be sick if you do contract COVID-19. Every case is different, but after months of scientific study and data collection, experts have a fairly good idea. Here are the symptoms you'll be dealing with, when they'll likely strike, and how long it will take […]

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