Symptoms and signs of health complications to know

Smoke from Canadian wildfires blanketed much of the Great Lakes region Wednesday, sending the air quality to unhealthy levels. Chicago and Detroit were among the top three cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to the tracking service The National Weather Service says the ongoing wildfires in Canada are expected to […]

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Media overload is hurting our mental health. Here are ways to manage headline stress

The adults from the 2021 Hwang study, who also rated the frequency of their news consumption, reported on how often they had felt “anxious,” “overwhelmed,” or “afraid about what might happen” since they became aware of Covid-19. Overall, all types of news media consumption increased emotional distress, but television and social media exposure were more […]

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The (Monster) Medical Minute: Is horror healthy?

Good evening, bats and ghouls. Time to pull up a tombstone and gird yourselves for a maddeningly monstrous Medical Minute, full of nerve-wracking news-you-can-use and healthy tips from HE-double vampire stakes. October 26, 2022Penn State Health News This week, our sinister subject matter experts will dig up the frightening facts about fear. That thing that’s […]

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KFF’s Kaiser Health News and NPR Launch Diagnosis: Debt, a Yearlong Reporting Partnership Exploring the Scale, Impact, and Causes of the Health Care Debt Crisis in America

KFF’s Kaiser Health News (KHN) and NPR today launched a yearlong investigative project that explores the scale, impact, and causes of the health care debt crisis in the United States. Drawing upon a special KFF poll conducted for the project, original data analysis, and hundreds of interviews, the investigation revealed a problem far more pervasive […]

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