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Ways Alcohol Can Affect Your Immune System

A strong immune system helps to fight off bacterial and viral infections that cause various illnesses. However, alcohol can adversely affect the immune system, making the body more vulnerable to infections and respiratory illnesses. Alcohol is a substance that contains ethanol. Ethanol is the active ingredient in alcoholic beverages. Ethanol builds up in the body […]

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Decoding Your Stress Levels With Your Social Media Posts

As the coronavirus has spread worldwide, many countries are enforcing quarantine, the United States included. While some areas have begun to lessen these restrictions and open up again, many cities and states are still enforcing stay-at-home measures. Some individuals have used this time to reflect upon themselves and make changes in their day to day […]

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Increased Screen Time? Here’s How You Can Protect Your Eyes

Chances are you spend at least a few hours a day looking at a computer, tablet, phone, or other type of technology. Nowadays, you probably spend a lot more time looking at a screen. Well, staring at a computer screen can be hard on your eyes. Fortunately, there are some tips that can help you […]

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Can COVID Live on Clothing and Shoes?

Protecting yourself from the coronavirus should be on your mind right now. While the financial burdens and life interruptions this disease has caused may be impossible to not think of, not protecting yourself will only extend this. The more we do to help stop the outbreak the sooner we’ll get back to life. The three […]

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Make the Most Out of Your Shopping Trips: Foods with a Long Shelf Life

Stocking up your pantry, refrigerator and freezer is vital during a shelter in place situation. Some foods keep better than others, and it is important to stock up on these items as they will likely be depleted first. In addition, their long shelf life allows you to make fewer trips to the grocery store, minimizing […]

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How to Create Healthy Routines: Surviving Self Isolation

While it isn’t too much trouble at first, self-isolation can start to wear on both the mind and the body after a while. Not being able to get a change of pace, as well as the shift from your normal routine, can quickly lead to feeling more sluggish, frustration, and overall irritability if you let […]

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Your Postgame Snacks May Have More Calories Than Your Kids Burn

The leader of the postgame snack session has a big responsibility. This is the parent in charge of stepping the snack game up by bringing everything from Capri Sun and mini oranges to homemade cookies and sodas. This all sounds like a dream to the little sportster, but your child could actually be taking in […]

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What Older, At-Risk People Should Know About the Coronavirus

With over 900 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, public health officials nationwide are urging older adults and people with serious medical conditions to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to the virus. Since there is no vaccine yet for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

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You Touch Your Face Up to 16 Times an Hour: How to Stop

Have you ever noticed how many times a day, or hour, you touch your face? Most likely, you haven’t. According to recent studies, however, on average, we all touch our faces about 16 times an hour. If you’re skeptical about that number, think about why you touch your face on any given day. Is it […]

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When Physical Disabilities Prevent Mental Health Help

Life with a disability of any kind, whether physical or intellectual, impacts a person’s overall wellbeing. Mental health is a significant part of the wellbeing that is affected. Physical disabilities are defined as conditions that limit bodily functions in some way. Intellectual disabilities are considered significant impairments of adaptive and cognitive functions. Physical disabilities are […]

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