LOS ANGELES — Some businesses are in the process of reopening. But many people working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic may face several additional months of hunching over their laptops at their kitchen tables before heading back into the office.
While we’re sheltering in place, the fact that kids can stay in touch with friends and family by texting, video-chatting, and gaming has been a lifesaver for many families.
Wanda Bridgeforth was 16 when a polio outbreak swept through Chicago in 1937. Schools were closed. Kids learned their lessons through 15-minute segments on participating radio stations.
Dr. Diana Bitner, a nationally certified menopause practitioner, answers some questions about how women in midlife can put self-care on their to-do list during the COVID-19 outbreak.
DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who is an alcoholic. I met her when we first moved here five years ago. At that time, I wasn't aware of her drinking problem. Over the years it has become very apparent. I have yelled at her, shown deep concern for her, threatened rehab, begged her to get help, etc.
Although I am a community urologist, the focus of my academic research, to date, has been on the effects of childhood trauma, or ACEs, on patient and physician wellness.
If you have a teenager in your house right now, this is probably not the most fun time you’ve had in the history of being a parent.
CHICAGO — Rachael Stewart is planning to meet her second child, a baby boy, in about four weeks. A name is chosen, a doula is selected and flights are booked for her out-of-state mother to be in attendance for the birth.
CHICAGO — As more Americans are encouraged to practice social distancing and to work from home, less person-to-person contact can negatively impact mental wellness.
When Hodari Brown noticed shoppers at a Sam’s Club stockpiling bottled water and Lysol spray a few weeks before Michigan’s first confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, anxiety sent him into fight-or-flight mode.
Besides the normal threat of colds and flu this time of year, the fear of COVID-19 (coronavirus) looms large these days, with more cases being confirmed in the United States daily, including on the east side of Michigan.
Each month, local health care professionals answer your questions. This month, Katie Rhew, a family nurse practitioner at Mercy Health Physician Partners North Ottawa Family Medicine, answers your questions about diabetes.
CHICAGO — The breakthrough bite took place about 30 minutes into treatment. My daughter Kate bravely raised a cracker to her mouth and, with little hesitation, took a bite. That cracker had cinnamon in it, a spice she hadn’t tried in years.
While many visit Florida or other citrus-bearing states this time of year, there’s no reason for the rest of us non-snowbirds to feel left out. We can live vicariously through their fruits.
It’s a nasty season for colds and flu, and, if you’re like me, you’re washing your hands every time you turn around, wiping down shopping cart handles at the grocery store and holding your breath if someone around you sneezes.
Each month, local health care professionals answer your questions. Dr. Matthew Schoeck of Mercy Health Physician Partners North Ottawa Internal Medicine answers your questions about arthritis.