Health & Fitness

How to make self-care a priority while working from home

Philly Voice (Health) 12/2 2:23A Brian Brick, For Independence Bl
If you work from home, it’s important to disconnect and make self-care a priority by staying healthy both mentally and physically. Never underestimate the importance of exercise, hobbies, or time with family and friends. You need these things to...

A good night's sleep can be elusive for many people with type 2 diabetes

Philly Voice (Health) 12/1 9:52A Tracey Romero
About half of people with type 2 diabetes have trouble sleeping because of unstable blood sugar levels and other disease-related symptoms, like increased thirst and headaches. Studies have shown that insufficient and irregular sleep, as well as...

FDA Panel Narrowly Votes To Recommend Merck’s COVID-19 Pill

CBS Philly (Health) 11/30 3:02P Health – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Merck is closer to getting authorization for its COVID pill. It s the first drug Americans could take at home to treat the coronavirus. An FDA advisory panel has voted to recommend that the FDA and CDC authorize the use of an...

To make exercise a habit, start with a plan and find ways to make it fun

Philly Voice (Health) 11/29 4:18P Tracey Romero
Developing good habits is the key to sticking to an exercise regimen. Behavioral health scientists stress the importance of repetition and setting attainable goals. Finding ways to make workouts more fun and exercising with friends also can be...

Tips for helping kids overcome their fear of needles

Philly Voice (Health) 11/29 7:45A Julia Aspen, Sponsored by Indepe
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children receive dozens of vaccinations between birth and 18 years of age . With so many shots needed during early childhood, it’s no wonder many kids are afraid to go to the...

How The New COVID-19 Variant Impacts Your Travel Plans

CBS Philly (Health) 11/29 5:01A Health – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) The discovery of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus has left governments around the world scrambling, leading to a steady stream of increased travel restrictions since the World Health Organization designated B.1.1.529 as a...

What We Know And Don’t Know About The Omicron Variant

CBS Philly (Health) 11/29 4:49A Health – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified by South African scientists has prompted a fresh round of travel restrictions across the world and raised concern about what may be next in the...
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