News of Note

COVID’s Heart Threat

COVID-19 was originally thought to be a respiratory infection, but since its inception, it is now clear the virus threatens other organs too.  In a recent three-part journal series, published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers took a deep dive into the impact COVID-19 has on the heart.

Food For Thought

A new study published in the European Heart Journal lends support to the importance of a heart healthy foundation and how diet plays a role.

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Inappropriate Meds?

Could the medicine you’re being prescribed needlessly land you in the hospital? That’s what a new study out of the University of Buffalo, recently found.

Optimal Eyesight

Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is a condition that usually starts in childhood and worsens over time. Now researchers are looking at a special contact lens as a way to help slow the progression of this condition.

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Myopia Research

Healthy Aging: The Chimp Connection

It seems the older we get the pickier we get about whom our friends are. Until now, we’ve thought this was a uniquely human trait but it turns out, chimpanzees, one of our closest living relatives, have these traits too.

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Chimp Research

Of Mice & Memory

Exercise is important for your body and your brain at any age. And now a new study reveals how physical activity may slow down the decline in both learning and memory as we get older.

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More On This Study

The Science Of Choice

Chocolate or Vanilla? Tea or Coffee? What starts out as a random choice, over time becomes a personal preference. People assume they choose things that they like. Research suggests that’s backwards.  We like things because we choose them. And, we dislike things that we don’t choose.

Mask Communication

Wearing a facemask is an important way to stay healthy in our COVID climate, but at the same time, face coverings can make communication challenging for everyone.

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Communicating In A Mask

Think Positive

Keeping a positive attitude has been credited with many curative properties, and here’s one more to add to the list. People who keep a positive attitude are less likely to experience memory decline as they age. 

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More On Being Positive

New Traditions

Traditionally, this is the time of year when most of us are preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. But before you set your plans in stone, you may want to check with the CDC.

On their website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is laying out their recommendations for a safer holiday season, as we all continue to coexist with COVID-19. Here are some of the highlights from those guidelines.

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Holiday Guidelines 

Coping With Stress