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Wellness

Avoiding an Ableist Mindset During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Image Source: Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/sick-fear-illness-hospital-virus-4890118/) We’ve all seen the videos: split screens with coronavirus infection tallies and death tolls on one side and images of crowded beaches with hordes of oblivious spring breakers frolicking in the sun.  We’ve all heard the sound bites: desperate mayors of major cities and small towns pleading for every American to […]

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Wellness

How Telemedicine and AI Are Improving Healthcare Access

As the population ages, the need for skilled healthcare providers will only grow. Unfortunately, the current healthcare system, burdened as it currently is with a significant labor shortage, is little prepared to cope with the rapidly increasing demand. Not all the news is dire, however.  Thanks to the advent of telemedicine and healthcare AI, technology […]

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Community Wellness

How City Living Can Impact Your Mental Health

You may love your urban neighborhood, where you can walk to your favorite coffee shop and browse nearby bookstores. If you crave Korean food at midnight, you’ll be likely to find it somewhere. Several museums may be just a short subway ride away, and you have your choice of live shows. You can also appreciate […]

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Mind Wellness

Resources and Tools for Addiction Recovery

As we settle into the ‘20s, it seems as though society as a whole is inflamed, with few resources available to put out the rapidly spreading fire. Some parts of the world are literally on fire, such as much of Australia, while others are engulfed on a more figurative level. For example, despite what we […]

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Community

How Community Gardens Can Change Your Neighborhood

Community gardens can make a positive impact in many ways, from health and wellness to decreased crime and vandalism. Many neighborhoods all over the world are proving the effectiveness of the community garden. We’ll explore the purpose of starting one, how they can benefit your community, and how to get started. What Is the Purpose […]

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Mind Wellness

How to Cultivate Mindfulness: 7 Mindful Ways to Create 7 Mindful Days

If you’re anything like me, it can be far too easy to slip into an attitude of despondency during the cold, gray winter months. Sometimes, without even realizing it, you suddenly struggle to find inspiration in things that once energized you, or maybe you’re having a hard time keeping the house tidy when before it […]

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Community

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

College sports are a big deal. Whether you root for a specific team because you’re an alumnus or because you grew up near a particular college, everyone seems to have their favorite university to cheer for. College athletics are so popular, in fact, that in 2018 the NCAA made $857 million from television broadcasts of […]

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Culture Wellness

The Stigma Around Plastic Surgery

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, people have a whole lot to say. These surface-level tweaks are met with a torrent of stigma from either side of the battle, both for and against plastic surgery.   Social standards of beauty — which are firmly upheld by popular cultural practices such as social media and the obsession […]

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Community

What’s It Like to Be a Doctor in the Midwest?

Medicine is medicine the world over, but if you studied, interned, and completed your residency in a big coastal city, then you might wonder what it’s like for your colleagues in the Midwest. Is life slower-paced? Is the money good? Is making the move worthwhile? The Midwest (and rural areas across the nation, for that […]

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Wellness

4 Unique Healthcare Needs of Aging Adults

The face of America is changing. To be exact, it’s aging, and at a more rapid pace than ever before. An unprecedented number of older adults, better known as baby boomers, are retiring and needing more healthcare than previous generations. The American population over the age of 65 years is projected to almost double between […]