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The Nuance

Attention fatigue is a threat to your cognitive and mental health

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The Nuance

‘Respiratory discipline’ can activate your most potent anti-stress system

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Fountain of youth or fatuous fad, hyperbaric oxygen therapy requires a lot of nerve

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When I walk, my body loosens and my posture improves

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Person in black jacket and beige shorts walking under a grey sky
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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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The rise (and rupture) of intuitive eating

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Sweeping new studies shed light on the underlying mechanisms of PTSD, which may help optimize future treatment

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Guy sitting on a rock in an ocean cove looking out over the sun setting.
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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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