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Avoiding burnout has become nearly impossible. A lack of boundaries due to working from home, increased demands in our personal lives and endless uncertainty thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic have us feeling more depleted than ever. This results in sleep problems, loss of motivation and little energy, among many...
Does your morning exercise routine consist of working your arms by smacking the snooze button for the third time? (No shame ― sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!) It may feel like exercising at the start of the day is an impossible feat when you’re so exhausted. However,...
A few years ago, I became a regular at physical therapy after dealing with various knee injuries from running. I was sent home with a roll of KT tape and a few "functional movement" exercises that were supposed to get me back to my full range of motion. For...
Malachi Warren has struggled with health and behavioral issues for years. The 13-year-old is looking for a comeback. His mother, Janetia Gern, who is raising him on Manchester’s West Side, thinks she has found the answer: a free mentorship program founded by a Black business owner who faced some of...
When will the pandemic end? That’s a complicated question, and difficult to answer. There will be no “light switch” moment where our lives suddenly return to what we call “normal.” In many ways, this pandemic has been like a long, destructive storm, perhaps a hurricane. It’s brought uncertainty and...
Republican lawmakers are under increasing pressure to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious COVID-19 variant sends caseloads soaring. By JILL COLVIN and BRIAN SLODYSKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade...
While COVID-19 infections are nowhere near their peak of a quarter-million per day in January 2021, there are still plenty of reasons to feel unsettled. The delta variant first identified in India is spreading widely in the United States, accounting for more than half of all new COVID-19 infections (which...
The Olympic games are finally here! And among thoughts such as, “Wow, that was a great play,” and “Those athletes must be really strong,” you may find yourself watching a sport thinking, “Huh, that looks pretty fun.” Watching the Olympics can make even the proudest of couch potatoes wish to...
Reports of people experiencing breakthrough coronavirus infections after getting vaccinated keep surfacing. It can be alarming to read headlines about more people getting sick or stories about the awful symptoms that come with it. But these cases don’t mean the shots are a failure ― it means they’re working. When the...
Warmer weather means more pesky insects we need to avoid, including ticks. Tick bites have been on the rise in recent years ― and there are a number of factors that likely contribute to this. “Ticks thrive best in warmer conditions, so increasing temperatures, both in the summer and winter,...

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