Those elusive summer months have arrived: longer days, blooming flowers—and lots of sunshine. There’s nothing like the feel of the summer sun, but even small amounts of time outside without proper protection can be dangerous for your skin, including the short walk to the mailbox or driving in your car to work. In the United States, 1 in 5 Americans will have skin cancer before age 70, and...
In 2019, a national survey of approximately 1,100 men aged 18 order older revealed that 72% of them would prefer to do household chores than go to see a doctor.
Even if it means cleaning the bathroom.
Though it’s a small sample, the results of the survey speak to a larger issue: Men of all ages are potentially compromising their health by avoiding annual visits to the doctor’s...
Even as we flatten the curve, adults aged 65 and older will continue to be at increased risk for serious complications if they contract the coronavirus. The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation has advice for helping older adults navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but some of the basics apply to every age group:
We should all be washing our hands often with...
As New York State prepares to reopen, you’ve heard many times that testing is key to moving forward safely. But those references to COVID-19 tests can be rather confusing, considering there are two kinds available, and what they have in common—both types must be ordered by your provider or your county health department—is outweighed by what makes them different. Viral testing, often referred...
Does it seem that no matter how much sleep you get, you still feel tired and unmotivated in the morning? The evolving challenges and tragedies of the new coronavirus has created unprecedented upheaval and turmoil in all of our lives—a perfect storm of conditions that can disrupt our sleep. These culprits of sleeplessness are all too familiar: isolation, anxiety about health and jobs, upended schedules,...
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