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Everything You Need to Know About the Rise (and the Effectiveness) of Digital Therapeutics

The old joke “there’s an app for that!” has finally come for the healthcare industry as medicine moves into the uncharted waters known as Digital Therapeutics (DTx). You might be familiar with the broader category of Digital Health, which includes stuff like the Fitbit designed to support healthy lifestyles or a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Rise (and the Effectiveness) of Digital Therapeutics

The old joke “there’s an app for that!” has finally come for the healthcare industry as medicine moves into the uncharted waters known as Digital Therapeutics (DTx). You might be familiar with the broader category of Digital Health, which includes stuff like the Fitbit designed to support healthy lifestyles or a…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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TSA Says Vaccine Mandate Won’t Keep Them From Harassing Holiday Travelers

Just last month, we reported your holiday travel plans could be a mess with even more delays due to vaccine hesitancy among TSA agents. At the time, just 60 percent of agents had been reported as fully vaccinated, putting them at a major risk of missing a November 22 vaccination deadline for federal employees.Read more… […]

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TSA Says Vaccine Mandate Won’t Keep Them From Harassing Holiday Travelers

Just last month, we reported your holiday travel plans could be a mess with even more delays due to vaccine hesitancy among TSA agents. At the time, just 60 percent of agents had been reported as fully vaccinated, putting them at a major risk of missing a November 22 vaccination deadline for federal employees.Read more… […]

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How to Reduce Your Family’s Screen Time (Now That It’s Totally Out of Control)

In a simpler, more innocent time, limiting screen time was cited by many parents as one of their major parenting concerns. In a 2019 Pew Research Center poll, 71% of parents with a child under the age of 12 said they were concerned about the amount of time their kids spent in front of a […]

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How to Convince Your Stubborn Parents to Stop Eating so Much Junk

Talking to a friend about health can be hard enough, but talking your parents about any kind of change can feel borderline impossible. Combine these two endeavors, and it can feel like you’re on a fool’s errand.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here Is the Longest You Can Wait and Still Be ‘Fully Vaccinated’ by the Holidays

The CDC director brought up a math equation in a press conference recently, one that a lot of parents have been doing in our heads ever since vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds first became available: No matter your age, if you want to be fully vaccinated for Christmas, Sat., Nov. 20 is your last chance […]

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The Best Paid Diet App (and the Best Free Alternatives)

MacroFactor is a weight-tracking and food-tracking app that does what I previously did with three different free apps. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you what those apps are and how to set them up, if you’d like to save yourself $11.99 per month, but I’ve gotta say: MacroFactor is surprisingly good at its job, and it […]

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Here’s Who Can Now Travel Internationally to the US

Two recent changes in travel regulations mean that people can now visit the United States for non-essential reasons, even if they aren’t citizens. Both policies took effect Nov. 8 (and if you want a good cry, check out any of the videos of families reuniting after almost two years apart).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s Who Can Now Travel Internationally to the US

Two recent changes in travel regulations mean that people can now visit the United States for non-essential reasons, even if they aren’t citizens. Both policies took effect Nov. 8 (and if you want a good cry, check out any of the videos of families reuniting after almost two years apart).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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9 Reasons You’re Tired and Sore All the Time After Working Out

Exercise is hard work, but it also contains its own antidote: The harder you work, the easier things should feel, and the more often you lift, the less often you’ll get sore. That means if you feel tired and sore all the time after working out, something is going wrong. Let’s figure it out what […]

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Where to Get a COVID Vaccine for Younger Kids

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was officially recommended by the CDC last night, but the pharmacy websites I checked then weren’t ready to offer kids’ appointments yet. By the time I woke up this morning, the soonest appointment I could get was for next week. So be advised: They spots are filling up quick. Read more… […]

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9 Things You Should Really Buy Before You Need Them, According to Reddit

Most of us buy things as we need them: pantry snacks, a haircut, a new mattress or laptop. Then there are certain things it behooves us to purchase before we need them, to avoid potential disaster. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most essential “buy before you need” items, inspired by this AskReddit […]

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Healthy Eating Is Not the Same as Dieting

Take a minute to think about what “healthy” food means to you. Is it something low-calorie? Low-fat? Low-carb? Filling without containing very much substance? That’s not healthy food, that’s diet food. There’s a difference.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Should You Put Your Vaccination Status on Your Resume?

When you’re looking for a new job, every little advantage over other candidates helps. But is your vaccination status now an advantage you should disclose during the screening or interview process? On one hand, being vaccinated isn’t a job skill; but on the other hand, being unvaccinated is a public health liability…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Should You Put Your Vaccination Status on Your Resume?

When you’re looking for a new job, every little advantage over other candidates helps. But is your vaccination status now an advantage you should disclose during the screening or interview process? On one hand, being vaccinated isn’t a job skill; but on the other hand, being unvaccinated is a public health liability…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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1,200 Calories a Day Is a Starvation Diet, Actually

These past few weeks, after many years, I started counting calories again, with the goal of making weight for an upcoming master’s boxing match. I don’t need to lose much, and I’m not in a hurry, so I started with what seemed like a conservative goal of about 2,000 calories a day, hoping for a […]

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1,200 Calories a Day Is a Starvation Diet, Actually

These past few weeks, after many years, I started counting calories again, with the goal of making weight for an upcoming master’s boxing match. I don’t need to lose much, and I’m not in a hurry, so I started with what seemed like a conservative goal of about 2,000 calories a day, hoping for a […]

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Are Children’s Multivitamins Totally Unnecessary?

If you walk the aisles of your local drugstore, you’ll see bottle after bottle of multivitamins marketed specifically for kids. That has a tendency to give the impression they are commonly needed, but the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation is that a healthy child who is eating a well-balanced diet does not…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Many COVID Vaccine Shots Do You Need If You’re Immunocompromised?

The CDC has cleared up one of the ambiguities in its recent COVID-19 booster shot recommendations: If you got a third shot of one of the mRNA vaccines because you have a weakened immune system, that third shot is not considered your booster. You can still get a booster, if you fall into one of […]

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