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Evidence suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 can impact the nervous system. Cognitive FX used information from scientific journals such as The Lancet Psychiatry to list the most common neurological effects of COVID-19. 

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More Americans are dying from drug overdoses than ever before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were an estimated 100,306 fatal overdoses over the 12 months through April 2021 — the most ever reported in a 12-month period and double the annual number of car accidents and firearm deaths combined. The […]

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Thinking about ditching the turkey this Thanksgiving? You're not the only one. Whether you're hosting a smaller group, concerned about the rising cost of groceries, or just looking for an excuse not to roast a bird this year, there are a number or reasons to skip putting a big turkey on the table.

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Getting family health insurance on the job now costs workers and their employers more than $22,000 a year, on average. And companies have not been able to do much to make coverage more affordable, even though the coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the importance of health benefits.

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Sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least seven hours of sleep each night — and falling short of this target carries a number of risks. Still, nearly 90 million American adults are not getting enough sleep. Americans who do not […]

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Lifestyle—diet in particular—directly affects the health of the immune system. Thistle compiled a list of foods high in key nutrients that play a major role in its proper functioning.

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Controversy about vaccine mandates is not new. Stacker used resources from the CDC and NIH to compile a history of vaccine mandates in the U.S. going back to the 18th century.  

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(StatePoint) With students across the country returning to the classroom and adults returning to the workplace and gathering in person, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that the second flu season of the COVID-19 pandemic will be significantly more active than last year.

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Below is a list of five scientifically proven ways people can improve their sleep, citing peer-reviewed studies such as Mount Sinai’s recent REVOLV Study, which was sponsored by View Inc.

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ATLANTA — For the second time in recent months, insurance giant UnitedHealthcare is mired in a contract squabble with a large Georgia health care system. And as before, the battle to hammer out an agreement that both sides can accept is coming down to the wire.

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ATLANTA — September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and it is estimated that 100,000 people across the U.S. live with the genetically inherited blood disease. Georgia is home to 10 percent of the population affected by this crippling and life-threatening disorder, which distorts smooth, roun…

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Patient-driven telehealth company Ro compiled a list of 10 ways to prioritize mental health while working, using information from health experts, human resource managers, and counselors.

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ATLANTA — A recent surge in demand for powerful COVID antibody drugs has generated concerns about supply shortages in states that are heavy users of the treatment, including Georgia.

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Food is a critical component of healthy living, helping people to reduce their risk for illnesses and even helping them to overcome colds and other ailments. The properties of soup, for example, can chase away chills and offer other benefits. Soup is hydrating, and the ingredients included i…

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(The Center Square) – A new analysis published by MedicareGuide reports that many elderly Americans continue to have trouble affording to pay for prescription drugs but some fare better depending on what state they live in.

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From product innovations to major recalls, here’s what happened in food history every year since 1921, according to news and government sources.

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The nature of food, how it's made, how it's purchased, how it's cooked, and how consumers feel about it has transformed over the last half-century. Read on to learn about the evolution of food over the last 50 years.

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The share of Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance fell every year between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and 2016, when President Barack Obama left office. Though the U.S. uninsured rate among Americans younger than 65 has inched up over the years since, it remains well below […]

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Neural Effects consulted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) list of warning signs for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease for a list of 10 potential early signs of dementia.

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Pejman Rohani, a professor in the Odum School of Ecology, was recently quoted in a WIRED article about future flu seasons, following the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID pandemic, flu cases and deaths dropped. Experts say this is most likely due to non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), such as mask wearing, handwashing and social distancing. Although less […]

The post Professor discusses future flu seasons in light of COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on UGA Today.

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Various treatments can help children manage symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Hey Tutor compiled a list of nine ADHD symptoms for parents, using information from the CDC.

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ATHENS — Researchers at the University of Georgia have provided multifaceted evidence to suggest the likely origins behind the global spread of Salmonella Enteritidis, which has caused recurring outbreaks of the foodborne pandemic linked to poultry products.

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TORONTO, Ontario (CTV Network) -- The risk of developing blood clots is substantially higher and more prolonged if you contract COVID-19 compared to receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, according to a new study.

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Ever wondered why exactly vegetables are so important for health? Thistle takes a look at 20 common vegetables and the many health benefits they provide. 

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ATLANTA — United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to health care for Georgians, will present The United for Healthcare Summit Oct. 22-23 both virtually and in person at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at S…

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Think women have only begun working in medicine relatively recently? Think again, as Nursing Education looks at the lives of 15 groundbreaking women in medicine throughout history.

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