Everything listed under: Wellness

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    9 Tips for a Successful Telemedicine Appointment

    By Dr. Christine Nguyen for Next AvenueIf you need to see your doctor these days, there’s a good chance you’ll be offered a telemedicine visit. That means you’ll “meet” with your physician either through a video chat or a phone call.   Read More...

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    Ways That Coronavirus Is Boosting Relationships

    By Lisa Fields for Next AvenueBack in January or February, you may have thought that “liking” someone’s Facebook post qualified as catching up with a friend. But if you’ve been self-isolating at home since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, you’ve probably upgraded to phone calls and video chats.This dramatic change in interpersonal connection has been one positive effect of COVID-19, fueled partly by concern for others and partly by the free time which people may have when they’re ...  Read More...

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    The Therapeutic Power of Making Art

    By Nancy Monson for Next AvenueLike most Americans, I’ve been feeling empty, numb, shell-shocked and dumbfounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve been socially isolating as directed, except for daily walks. I am used to working from home as a freelance writer, but I’ve often had trouble concentrating on work and worry about spending even more time alone than I normally do.A few days after the first directive to stay at home, I pulled out some of my sewing and quilting suppli...  Read More...

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    Your Brain Has an Immune System, and You Can Boost It

    By Stephen L. Antczak for Next AvenueYou’re probably familiar with your immune system — your physiological immune system, that is. It’s the one that sends white blood cells to dispatch with pathogens.   Read More...

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    Spotting Major Depression in the Grieving

    By Amy Florian for Next AvenueSomeone you love is grieving. They seem terribly sad, they cry a lot and after a few weeks you start to wonder whether they are “stuck” or may need professional help. Do they?   Read More...