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How to become more patient with everyday annoyances
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How to become more patient with everyday annoyances

When the elevator’s running slow, you clench your teeth and curse under your breath. If you still haven’t received your latte or a restaurant table, you snap at the barista or hostess and demand to know why it’s taking so long. Everyone has those moments where they run short on the ability to stay calm…MORE

Using e-cigarettes to prevent smoking relapse doesn’t work well, study finds
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Using e-cigarettes to prevent smoking relapse doesn’t work well, study finds

Using e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to keep from relapsing to cigarettes doesn’t appear to be effective, according to a new longitudinal study of nearly 13,000 smokers in the United States. “This is the first study to report on whether cigarette smokers can switch to e-cigarettes without relapsing to cigarette smoking,” said study author John…MORE

FDA planning to allow mix-and-match Covid-19 vaccine boosters
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FDA planning to allow mix-and-match Covid-19 vaccine boosters

The US Food and Drug Administration is planning on allowing Americans to receive a different coronavirus vaccine for their booster shots than their original dose, according to two sources familiar with the current thinking inside the agency. While the details on exactly what language the FDA will use remains unclear, it’s expected to make a…MORE

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine
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Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine

As the US tries to bring Covid-19 under control before a potential winter spike, health experts are encouraging vulnerable people to get a booster vaccine dose. So far, about 15% of seniors have done so. Overall, about 10.7 million people have received a booster shot — and more than half were people over 65, according…MORE

Why Colin Powell’s cancer likely reduced his protection from the Covid-19 vaccine

Why Colin Powell’s cancer likely reduced his protection from the Covid-19 vaccine

Gen. Colin Powell died Monday from complications of Covid-19, and experts say his death shows how important it is for more people to get vaccinated and stop the spread of the virus. Powell was fully vaccinated, but a source close to the matter confirmed to CNN he had multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer…MORE

Why vaccinated people dying from Covid-19 doesn’t mean the vaccines are ineffective
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Why vaccinated people dying from Covid-19 doesn’t mean the vaccines are ineffective

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died on Monday of Covid-19 complications. His family announced that he was fully vaccinated. He was 84 years old, and had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. Health officials worry that anti-vaccine activists will seize upon Powell’s death to make the claim that vaccines don’t work. If you can…MORE

Physicians suffering from infertility face challenges on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic
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Physicians suffering from infertility face challenges on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic

Dr. Christina Yannetsos’ patient was about her age, 38, and extremely sick with Covid-19. “I remember having a conversation with her kids who were probably anywhere from 10 to teenagers, and them asking me if their mom was going to die,” Yannetsos, an emergency medicine physician at the University of Colorado Hospital, recalled. “It was…MORE

How to best burn calories while walking
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How to best burn calories while walking

It’s no secret that walking is good for you. Many of us are trying to get in those recommended 10,000 steps a day that our wearable fitness technology urges us to achieve. But how many calories are we actually burning, and how can we get the most out of those steps? There are a lot…MORE

As Covid cases drop in Georgia and Florida, some states with colder weather see an increase
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As Covid cases drop in Georgia and Florida, some states with colder weather see an increase

Southern states, many of which have been hotspots, are now starting to see a decrease in Covid-19 cases while many states that have started experiencing cold weather — mostly in the North and Midwest — are seeing an uptick, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. New cases in Georgia and Florida are down 37%…MORE

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