The coronavirus fallout: It’s OK to grieve
The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe has not only left many anxious about life and death issues, it’s also left people struggling with a host of less obvious, existential losses as they heed stay-home warnings and wonder how bad all of this is going to get. To weather these uncertain... Read more
Pandemic panic? Tips to help you stay calm
Anxiety thrives on uncertainty. And, as the coronavirus spreads, our unanswered questions can make us feel vulnerable or fearful. “Will it come to my community” or “Am I at risk?’ And here’s a catch-22: The more you stress, the more vulnerable you can become to viruses, because stress can dampen... Read more
Avoiding coronavirus scams
The new coronavirus has been a bonanza for scammers and spies, who are exploiting the global thirst for information about the outbreak to make money and steal information, government officials and cybersecurity experts say. Criminal hackers, scammers and even governments have been sending fake coronavirus-themed emails designed to trick people... Read more
CDC advising seniors to stay home as much as possible
Amid a coronavirus outbreak in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging older people and people with severe chronic medical conditions to “stay at home as much as possible.” This advice is on a CDC website that was posted Thursday, according to a CDC... Read more
Good medical care can suffer late in the day
A study last summer in the journal JAMA Network Open, for example, found that people who saw their doctor for acute pain later in the workday were more likely than those with morning appointments to get a prescription for opioid painkillers — a class of medications with potentially life-threatening side effects. Another recent... Read more

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