Dr. Lara Freidenfelds explains how our mindset has changed over time and the repercussions that follow.
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Medical Notes: Music Is Good for Your Health, New Cancer Therapy, and Is America Ground Zero for the Next Pandemic?
Will America be ground zero for the next pandemic? Grief may be making you sick. A new experimental therapy is saving cancer patients. Music is good for the soul—and your health.
Should everyone be screened for kidney disease? Your avocado oil may not be as healthy as you think. Do your eyes need to go to the gym? Severe grief is bad for your heart.
Whether you lost your father recently or years ago, Father’s Day can be hard. Dr. Hafeez offers advice on how to use it for healing and growth.
Dr. Pamela Prickett explains how states handle the dead who are left without any relatives or loved ones to bury them.
Two bereaved mothers recount their experiences of losing their children, and detail what good support looks like.
Everyone grieves differently, but some can become completely debilitated by their sorrow for years. The American Psychiatric Association recently recognized this type of grief as a diagnosis called prolonged grief disorder.
New estimates show that more than 167,000 children under 18 (a number growing rapidly) have lost a parent or major caregiver to Covid-19. Psychologists say deaths under such circumstances are also much more difficult for survivors to adjust to and will have a major impact on the US. Experts discuss how these “forgotten grievers” are coping and what actions …
A study finds that increased demand for plastic is doing more damage to both humans and our environment than we thought. Then, car crashes involving pot consumption have doubled over the last 20 years. A study finds that sitting around more is a big reason for the increase in depression. And finally, e-scooters often have a bigger carbon footprint than what …
Studies show that law enforcement is the most sleep deprived of all professions, with potentially damaging and even fatal consequences for decision-making and reaction time, as well as long-term health damage. Experts discuss the unique challenges in having a poorly rested police force and in fixing it.
Medicine in intensive care units has become so technically focused that many doctors believe they’ve lost their connection with the humanity of patients, and a high degree of patients are experiencing post intensive care syndrome.
Twins share a bond that can’t be understood by non-twins. When one twin suddenly dies, it can leave a huge hole and in the life of the other. A twinless twin who became a therapist specializing in twin loss discusses the issue.