Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here’s How to Keep Them Safe.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer became a must-have item during the pandemic. But as sales jumped and families stocked up, poison control centers started getting more calls about little children who had accidentally ingested it.Even now, about a year after the frenzy...

Got a Pandemic Puppy? Learn How to Prevent Dog Bites

The bites that require hospitalization and surgical repair are the most serious injuries, such as toddlers bitten in the face and neck, where many critical structures can be damaged, including eyes and ears, and there can be devastating cosmetic damage...

How to Walk Safely in the Snow, Ice and Slush

This has been a most challenging winter, especially for folks like me in their upper decades who’ve had to contend not only with pandemic-induced loneliness and limitations but also with streets piled high with snow and sidewalks coated with ice.I...

Mental Health Providers Struggle to Meet Pandemic Demand

Online therapy platforms have seen a rise in demand during the pandemic as well. Mindy Heintskill, the chief growth officer of MDLive, a telehealth provider with more than 62 million members in the United States, said their online therapy and...

How Much Exercise Do You Need for Better Heart Health?

Dr. Dwyer and his colleagues now drew the records for more than 90,000 of the men and women who had worn the trackers, skipping anyone with a known history of heart disease when they joined the study. They divided them...

How to Buy a Real N95 Mask Online

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, buying a heavy-duty medical mask online remains downright maddening.The most coveted mask to keep safe against Covid-19 has been the N95, the gold standard for pandemic protection because of its tight fit and 95...

My Patients Need Me. Can I Quit?

I live in a city that offers Covid vaccines to volunteers who have worked 15 hours at a vaccination site. Not surprisingly, the demand for volunteer slots far exceeds supply. I got my first shot last week. I have more...

Grind Your Teeth? Your Night Guard May Not Be the Right Fix

Other factors that may increase bruxism are poor sleep hygiene and bad posture. If you are a light or poor sleeper, you spend more time in non-REM sleep, which is when people naturally brux. This might be caused by stress,...

Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health

“Every kid is different,” said Ms. Hurley. “Take a deep breath and say, ‘What is my kid like without a pandemic?’” Watch for concerning changes in sleep; eating significantly less or more; new anxious behaviors such constant reassurance-seeking or clinginess;...

Running Is a Total Body Affair

Much of this research came from the mind and laboratory of Daniel Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary anatomy at Harvard University and author of the new book “Exercised,” which delves into exercise and evolution. At first, most of his...
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