Although it has just been 5 weeks since the United States went into quarantine, it seems much longer for hospitals and clinics that are not only trying to care for both Covid and non-Covid patients but also attempting to secure supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for their health care workers. Hospitals have first priority for masks, leaving clinics woefully under-supplied. Luckily, I am part of a large group of women who volunteer their sewing skills to create reusable menstrual pads for distribution in developing world countries. We repurposed the cotton used in the construction of the Days for Girls menstrual kits to make fabric masks. Other groups throughout the city had the same idea and soon elastic for the ear loops was difficult to obtain.
We often take our feet for granted by squeezing them into shoes that may not fit the best or neglecting a thorough care routine. But as you probably already know, any kind of small problem like an ingrown toenail or a blister can become very painful and prevent you from participating in your everyday activities.
Although it's okay to enjoy your favorite treats in moderation, it’s important to make sure you’re eating plenty of heart-healthy foods to keep your circulatory system and heart working at its best.
Studies done by the AICR have shown that up to one third of the most common cancers in the United States are in fact preventable. While it’s impossible to prevent all cancers, it’s important to be armed with the facts so you know how you can reduce your risk factors.
While it might be tempting to cozy up indoors and binge watch the latest Netflix show, winter is a great time of year to get outside and be active. Shorter days, freezing temperatures, and a lack of sunshine can lead to us all feeling a bit blue, which is why winter is such a great time of year to get outside and try some fun activities. Fresh air and exercise are a major endorphin boost—those feel-good chemicals that leave you feeling happy.