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How to protect yourself from coronavirus

World Health Organization considers declaring coronavirus an international emergency Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja on what you need to know about the disease. Amid an outbreak of a deadly pneumonia-like illness that’s claimed at least 17 lives and sickened hundreds of others, how can you protect yourself? The novel coronavirus that’s to blame for […]

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This Is How Many Calories You Can Burn While Hiking

Not all workouts have to take place in the gym. In fact, hitting the trail for a hike can be a great way to burn calories and get some fresh air. What’s more, most people can adopt hiking to suit their fitness levels, says Marcus Shapiro, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and owner of […]

Personal Health

Genetics could explain how traumatic events affect people’s health

Facing the death of a loved one, being given a life-threatening diagnosis, or living through a natural disaster is difficult enough. But those who get through these traumatic life events often face further ill effects. Someone’s chances of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety all increase after being exposed to significant stressors. And […]

Health Problems

How employers can help cancer survivors return to work

When I lost a relative to cancer in the late 1970s, people usually viewed a cancer diagnosis with horror. At the time, many treatments were both brutal and unsuccessful. Only 24% of patients survived ten years after treatment. But when I received my own cancer diagnosis over 40 years later, it felt rather different. Now, […]