Book Review: It’s Probably Nothing… Helps you Navigate the Wellness Industry in a Simple Way

New Non-Fiction Book Review It’s Probably Nothing: The Stress-Less Guide to Dealing with Health Anxiety, Wellness Fads and Overhyped Headlines by Casey Gueren takes you on a journey to help you navigate health misinformation and the wellness industry. Gueren is an award-winning journalist, and former executive editor & health director at SELF.  When I learned about Casey Gueren’s new non-fiction book, I ordered it, read it, and now I’m thrilled to write about it. As…

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One Man’s Journey With Post-COVID Syndrome and Helpful Resources

Post-COVID Syndrome Long Hauler and Helpful Resources

by Barbara Ficarra | Long Read – Worth Reading When Bassey Etim was diagnosed with COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 in the spring of 2020, he said he “felt really bad” for four straight weeks. A post-COVID syndrome long hauler, he initially experienced symptoms of vomiting, fatigue, shortness of breath and coughing. The vomiting lasted for one week. However, the fatigue, shortness of breath, and coughing continued to linger. Etim, Editorial Director for CNN Emerging Products and…

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Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should be “Go Back to Bed”

Why Your New Year's Resolution Should be "Go Back to Bed"

By Patricia Geraghty FNP-BC, WHNP In our culture we treat sleep almost as a luxury, if you’ve made it through your “to do” list, then you can sleep. We might even consider it a badge of honor; “I’ve only slept 5 hours in the past two days.” Even the numbers show we are sleeping much less now than we did in the past. Between 1985 and 2004, the U.S. population went from about 15-20% of…

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Loneliness: How to Find Harmony and Balance in Unexpected Ways

Loneliness: How to Find Harmony and Balance in Unexpected Ways

In some ways, 2020 has become synonymous with loneliness. It’s an unprecedented lonely period; a time when physical and social interactions have altogether wilted. Normal no longer exists. Instead, people are learning to readjust their lifestyles to try and find a “new normal,” whatever that may be. An unexpected side effect of a “new normal”? Loneliness. A distinct lack of social connections and social isolation have contributed to “anyone feel[ing] lonely at anytime.” Is it…

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Is it Possible to Debunk Pandemic Misinformation?

Is it possible to debunk pandemic misinformation

Misinformation about the pandemic is rampant. The internet has become a great source of health misinformation. Misinformation can spread like wildfire. There’s information overload and people are having a difficult time separating fact from fiction. Is it possible to learn to debunk pandemic misinformation? Gary Schwitzer, Publisher at HealthNewsReview.org and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, believes it’s possible to learn to debunk pandemic misinformation. He helps journalists and consumers understand…

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