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You may already know that stress eating—mindlessly downing unhealthy snacks when you're feeling overwhelmed and emotionally spent—isn't great for long-term health. Often these feel-good foods make us anything but: Science shows that fried, fatty, sugary foods increase inflammation in the body.
Mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety are among the leading causes of disability in the U.S. workplace, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health. This isn't a new trend, but two-plus years into the COVID-19 crisis, it’s a worsening one.
Having rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t give you a pass to escape working out. In fact, regular exercise can keep your joints and muscles strong. It can also improve your heart health. That’ll make you better equipped to deal with complications that may crop up.
CoolSculpting is the brand name for a fat-freezing method that aims to get rid of stubborn fat in certain parts of your body. The method is called cryolipolysis. The FDA approved it in 2010.
Getting your COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot is one of the best ways to protect yourself against the virus. But it’s not a foolproof prevention plan. It’s still possible to get COVID-19 and pass it to others, and that includes when you’re on the job.
The Tricky Diagnosis Journey That Turned 17-Year-Old Derek Schmitz Into a Disability Advocate for Others
“Disabled people aren’t often seen as the decision-makers in their care, let alone younger disabled people,” says Derek Schmitz, who has cerebral palsy and spondyloarthritis. “But I’m the one living the experience in my body.”
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are different diseases with some similar features and symptoms. They have some key differences, though. MS is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to attack itself. ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a nervous system disorder that wears away nerve cells in your brain and spinal cord.
"I hope my story humanizes the experience of having COVID for people," says disability advocate Tinu Abayomi-Paul, who lives with multiple chronic conditions and cancer. "Those of us at high risk aren’t abstract people you’ve never met. We’re people you know and love, and we might die because you won’t wear a mask."