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The Nuance

Attention fatigue is a threat to your cognitive and mental health

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We don’t yet know if temporary heart inflammation is a rare side effect of mRNA vaccination, but it’s possible

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What’s the tl;dr?

  • There appears to be a higher risk of myocarditis or pericarditis — an inflammation of the heart muscle or its outer lining — in people ages ages 16–30 who get an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna).
  • The risk varies from 1–25 cases per one million mRNA vaccine doses, depending on the person’s age, which vaccine they get…


Prescriptions are rising, but often the drugs don’t work, and other effective treatments are dismissed

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Coping With Death

The Intricacy of Grief in Uncertain Times

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It’s been a long time since I saw a Covid patient in the ER, and I couldn’t be happier

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Coping With Death

In the wake of Covid-19, we are all grieving. How can we come to terms with death — and what does it teach us about living?

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Age Wise

Several strategies can help prevent a downward spiral — they all start with reaching out

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The longer the wider world remains unvaccinated, the greater the risk that a devastating new variant will emerge

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What the pandemic revealed about scientific publishing

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Age Wise

Self-care strategies to use before depression gets the best of you

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