Coping During COVID-19

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Recovering From COVID-19 Stress and Loss

For many people of all ages, the past year has been traumatic. What has been the emotional and mental toll on all of us and how do we begin to heal?

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Why Obesity Is a Double Whammy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

After the pandemic began, studies of COVID-19 patients showed obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization with the disease. The chances of being admitted to intensive care or dying also increase substantially for these patients.

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How Pandemic-Related Sleep Loss Can Result in Weight Gain

Are you sleeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic? Chances are, the answer is 'no.' With so many adults working from home and kids doing online learning, ordinary routines have become disrupted, leading to poorer sleep.

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COVID-19 Vaccination is Key to Putting the Pandemic in the Past

With nearly everyone now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination, it seems as though light may be appearing at the end of the tunnel. We spoke with Keith Armitage, MD, about how we can start getting back to a post-pandemic normal.

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Does Wearing a Face Mask Limit Your Oxygen Intake?

A new study shows that wearing a face mask -- either a cloth mask or a surgical mask -- did not impair participants' ability to get air in and out of their bodies.

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Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder During COVID-19

Seasonal affective disorder season could be more difficult than usual this year. As such, people with the disorder should take extra proactive steps in their self-care this year, since pandemic conditions may increase the severity of their symptoms.

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Rethink Your Holiday Celebration Plans This Year

It’s really important that we get our priorities right this year and think about what is important to us. The holidays are important, but we cannot underestimate that virus-containing droplet.

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The Science Behind Kindness and How It Benefits Your Health

UH Rainbow psychiatrist Marcie Hall, MD, explains the research-backed health benefits of kindness – and how you can develop this powerful habit.

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