These days, as you’re preparing to leave the house, your list of things to take with you—car keys, wallet, house keys—also includes hand sanitizer and a mask, or some kind of face covering. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing a cloth face covering in any situation where social distancing isn’t possible to help reduce the spread of the virus. It’s a simple way...
No one can afford to make light of their feelings right now. These are serious times, and everyone is trying to bear up under the weight of circumstances that are out of our control. Job loss. Isolation. Anger. Fear. Lost support networks. Perhaps chronic illness, too, on top of everything else.
Under these conditions, it is perfectly natural for anyone to experience emotional distress....
Those elusive summer months have arrived: longer days, blooming flowers—and lots of sunshine. There’s nothing like the feel of the summer sun, but even small amounts of time outside without proper protection can be dangerous for your skin, including the short walk to the mailbox or driving in your car to work. In the United States, 1 in 5 Americans will have skin cancer before age 70, and...
In 2019, a national survey of approximately 1,100 men aged 18 order older revealed that 72% of them would prefer to do household chores than go to see a doctor.
Even if it means cleaning the bathroom.
Though it’s a small sample, the results of the survey speak to a larger issue: Men of all ages are potentially compromising their health by avoiding annual visits to the doctor’s...
Even as we flatten the curve, adults aged 65 and older will continue to be at increased risk for serious complications if they contract the coronavirus. The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation has advice for helping older adults navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but some of the basics apply to every age group:
We should all be washing our hands often with...
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