Incidence of Stress Cardiomyopathy During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic | Acute Coronary Syndromes | JAMA Network

Is psychological, social, and economic stress associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) associated with the incidence of stress cardiomyopathy?

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These findings suggest that psychological, social, and economic stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with an increased incidence of stress cardiomyopathy. […]

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Mistakes You’re Probably Making with Face Masks | Reader’s Digest

By now, you know that face masks can help prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus. As of late April, at least seven states are requiring people to wear it when visiting essential businesses or taking public transportation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends it for most people, especially when it’s difficult to maintain the recommended six feet of social distance. “The grocery store is a perfect example [of when to wear one],” says Ann Marie Pettis, RN, the president-elect of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Since there’s a shortage of medical-grade masks, people are crafting DIY options from cloth to comply and to stay safe. But masks only work when worn and cared for correctly. Don’t make these mistakes. […]

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Walking 10,000 Steps a Day? Here’s What’s Happening to Your Body

Walking 10,000 steps a day has become a popular fitness goal. Here are just a few of the health benefits you’ll experience.

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Social Distancing with Mousetraps – Steve Spangler

A practical experiment with mousetraps to show the effect of social distancing.

2019–20 coronavirus pandemic – Wikipedia

[…] The virus spreads between people in a way similar to influenza, via respiratory droplets from coughing. The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days, but may range from two to fourteen days. Symptoms are most often fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. There is currently no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment, but research is ongoing. Efforts are aimed at managing symptoms and supportive therapy. Recommended preventive measures include handwashing, maintaining distance from other people (particularly those who are sick), and monitoring and self-isolation for fourteen days for people who suspect they are infected. […]

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To solve problems caused by sitting, learn to squat — Quartz

Westerners have forgotten how to squat, and it’s causing health problems.

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in malasana, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with the West is they don’t squat.” […]

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Samoan measles epidemic: Unvaccinated advised to display red flags in front of their homes | News | DW | 04.12.2019

Immunization is compulsory following a state of emergency imposed last month and officials have requested unvaccinated families identify themselves.

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Are You Actually Tech-Savvy or Just Dependent? – ReadWrite

Knowing how to use smart devices doesn’t mean you’re savvy, and there’s a huge — but subtle — difference between being savvy and being dependent.

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