3 eco-friendly projects to boost home health during pandemic

How healthy is your house? After spending more time at home due to quarantine and social distancing, many homeowners are asking themselves this question. This has inspired an increase in home improvements that go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Homeowners want eco-friendly upgrades that improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which means improvements that support the health and …

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Quarantine confidential: The unexpected ways social distancing impacted life for women with overactive bladder

In 2020, the phrase “social distancing” became mainstream, as many people around the world had to experience extended periods of quarantining. The mandate to keep distance, limit travel and stay home has left many people to feel anxious, isolated and lonely. Unfortunately, for the 30 million Americans that suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), the feelings …

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Simple ways to safely bring joy to seniors during the holidays

Many seniors and their loved ones are taking special precautions to stay healthy, including limiting or eliminating visits and other activities that can cause COVID-19 to spread. That’s because the older you are, the higher your risk of severe illness from the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While these important …

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Keep Calm and Clean On: Why You Shouldn’t Ease Up on Cleaning Practices this Winter

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic first hit the United States, Americans showed up by not showing up. Since March 2020, residents of more than 40 states have experienced some type of a stay-at-home order (CDC). Major life events like graduations, weddings, birthday parties and funerals have been cancelled or postponed. Schools have grappled with online …

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Doctor’s insight: Debunking toddler nutrition myths

The transition from breast milk or formula to food can be a stressful one for parents of toddlers. Keeping track of the newest information about adequate nutrition is difficult enough, not to mention you’re now dealing with toddler food preferences that can seemingly alter overnight. “Guidelines around nutrition are frequently changing and parents of young …

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Tips to help manage holiday stress during COVID-19

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Stress levels are rising due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous disruptions in our daily lives. The American Psychological Association recently reported that “we are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come.” And it’s not just adults who …

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How digital engagement can offer more control over personal finances in unpredictable times

Since the coronavirus pandemic began taking hold in early 2020, global stock markets have taken investors on a rollercoaster ride, with aggressive climbs in value, precipitous drops and an overall queasy feeling in the pits of our stomachs about what’s next. COVID-19’s impact on personal investments Millions globally have been affected financially during the pandemic, …

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The caregiver difference: One man’s journey caring for his father’s COPD

When Justin found out his dad had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), he wasn’t sure what to expect. Without knowing anything about the condition, he didn’t realize that becoming a primary caregiver at age 30 would mean uprooting his lifestyle to support caring for his dad. Like Justin and his dad, many …

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Know the Signs in Your Family Tree

Imagine your family members were at risk for a life-threatening heart disease but had absolutely no idea. At age 12, Carmen’s doctor noticed a heart murmur, but could not find an explanation. Little did they realize, but this symptom would turn out to be one piece in his family’s larger heart disease puzzle. Beginning in …

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Looking for support during this pandemic? A new mental health community supports, inspires and connects people during these challenging times

This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences. We are living in an unprecedented time, where everyone’s mental health is being put to the test. Recent research has shown that stress and worry related to the pandemic have had a negative impact on mental health, taking an emotional toll on 53% of adults in …

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