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How to combat isolation and loneliness among older adults

Feeling a sense of connection and belonging with others is a basic human need. But unfortunately for many older adults, social isolation and loneliness are on the rise, especially because of the necessary social distancing since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The good news is, there are concrete strategies that caregivers and family members alike can …

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5 quick tips for improving the airflow in your home this Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases up in most parts of the country families are weighing the pros and cons of gathering for Thanksgiving. Experts encourage maintaining a steady flow of fresh, quality air within your home to help slow the transmission of coronavirus. Proper air circulation is crucial in any home, because airflow regulates temperature and creates …

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Tips to help you shop safely amid COVID-19 this holiday season

It’s a shopping season like no other. Fifty-seven percent of shoppers surveyed report that they are likely to change their gifting habits this holiday season because of COVID-19[1]. As a result, shoppers are relying on a long-time favorite — gift cards — as a gift that can lessen the headache of 2020. This year’s most …

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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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