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CDC Gives Guidelines for Simulated Cruise Ship Voyages  - web md

CDC Gives Guidelines for Simulated Cruise Ship Voyages

The guidelines outline all the requirements and recommendations for cruise ship operators to begin simulated voyages with volunteer passengers before they can restart restricted passenger services, the CDC said.
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HIV Stress and Side Effects: What to Know  - web md

HIV Stress and Side Effects: What to Know

An HIV diagnosis will change your life. It brings with it both physical symptoms and emotional stress. But there are things you can do to take charge of your condition, manage your symptoms, and thrive.
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U.S. Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps  - web md

U.S. Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps

With some 100 million Americans fully vaccinated, the U.S. is relying on a patchwork network of vaccine monitoring systems that lack the breadth and depth of large, population-based programs, experts said.
web md - 3 days ago
Making Decisions About Switching Birth Control Methods  - web md

Making Decisions About Switching Birth Control Methods

You might find that your birth control doesn’t fit into your lifestyle anymore. It’s normal and completely safe to switch methods, as long as you talk to your doctor first. Learn more about when you should switch your method, how to transition, and what side effects could happen after you swap birth control methods.
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New Advice for Blood Pressure That's a Bit Too High

If lifestyle changes don't lower a patient's slightly high blood pressure within six months, doctors should consider prescribing medication, a new American Heart Association scientific statement advises.
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At least one child has been killed and others have been injured beneath the machines, as have some pets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The commission considers the product “a serious risk to children for abrasions, fractures and death.”  - web md

At least one child has been killed and others have been injured beneath the machines, as have some pets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The commission considers the product “a serious risk to children for abrasions, fractures and death.”

At least one child has been killed and others have been injured beneath the machines, as have some pets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The commission considers the product “a serious risk to children for abrasions, fractures and death.”
web md - 1 week ago
EU Sues AstraZeneca Over Vaccine Shipment Delays  - web md

EU Sues AstraZeneca Over Vaccine Shipment Delays

European officials say AstraZeneca broke its contract when it said it would deliver only a third of the 300 million doses that European officials had been expecting by the end of June, The New York Times reported.
web md - 1 week ago
Green Beans and Tofu With Peanuts - my fitness pal

Green Beans and Tofu With Peanuts

Indonesian-style vegetarian stir fry with color, crunch, and a kick. Make it a dinner for two for 20g of protein per serving. The post Green Beans and Tofu With Peanuts appeared first on MyFitnessPal Blog.
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Post-Vaccine Reunions Are An Emotional Rollercoaster  - web md

Post-Vaccine Reunions Are An Emotional Rollercoaster

With vaccinations reaching more and more arms, families and friends are safely reuniting after a year or more apart. Most reunions are filled with the joy, but there’s also concern and anxiety, especially leading up to the events.
web md - 1 week ago
John Lost 180 Pounds After Fearing a Heart Attack at 20 Years Old - my fitness pal

John Lost 180 Pounds After Fearing a Heart Attack at 20 Years Old

When John saw photos of himself at 360 pounds, he realized how out of hand his weight had gotten. The post John Lost 180 Pounds After Fearing a Heart Attack at 20 Years Old appeared first on MyFitnessPal Blog.
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How to create a happy workplace in ANY industry - positive sharing

How to create a happy workplace in ANY industry

Whenever we talk about happy workplaces, a lot of the conversation tends to be about big US corporations with huge budgets like Google, Zappos or Southwest Airlines. But happiness is possible in (nearly) any industry and in any country. That’s why I was so excited to talk to Nicolás González Restrepo for our latest Heartcount … Continue reading How to create a happy workplace in ANY industry →
Eczema: Keeping a Positive Body Image  - web md

Eczema: Keeping a Positive Body Image

Eczema can cause bumps, blisters, swelling, red rashes, cracked, or scaly skin. This may lead to self-image issues. Find out how eczema and mental health are related and what you can do to build your self-confidence during a flare.
web md - 2 weeks ago
How to Deal With Your Controlling Mother  - web md

How to Deal With Your Controlling Mother

Does your mother still try to control your life even though you have your own home, career, and kids? Controlling moms may fear letting go because they worry about you. Learn how to set boundaries, engage in respectful discussions, and learn when to let some differences of opinion slide.
web md - 2 weeks ago
Why Three Families Entered Kids in a COVID Vaccine Trial  - web md

Why Three Families Entered Kids in a COVID Vaccine Trial

Before signing up, parents should ask about the time commitment, trial leaders say, including the number of visits, the follow-up period, and other details. Parents will be expected to record detailed information, such as whether children have side effects such as fevers.
web md - 2 weeks ago
How to Deal With Toxic Parents  - web md

How to Deal With Toxic Parents

Not every parent-child relationship is healthy. If you have a toxic parent it can be hard to shed the child role and look after yourself. Learn how to spot toxic parental behavior, lose guilt, set boundaries, and practice self-care.
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Toxic Family Members: How to Deal With Them  - web md

Toxic Family Members: How to Deal With Them

Not every family fits the happy, loving ideal. For some, family dynamics are downright unhealthy, or even dangerous. Learn how to spot toxic behavior, shed guilt, put up boundaries, and keep distance to safeguard your own well-being.
web md - 3 weeks ago
Regeron Antibody Cocktail Offers COVID Protection  - web md

Regeron Antibody Cocktail Offers COVID Protection

In its statement, Regeneron said it would ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the drug's emergency authorization use -- for high-risk people who already have COVID-19 but are not hospitalized
web md - 3 weeks ago
Free Webinar: Create a happy workplace in ANY industry - positive sharing

Free Webinar: Create a happy workplace in ANY industry

Everyone who cares about workplace happiness has heard about Google, Zappos and Southwest Airlines. But have you ever heard of the call center Contento in Colombia? I hadn’t until I spoke at a conference in Chile and met the awesome Nicolas Gonzalez Restrepo and heard what a great culture he’s helped create for the 2,000 … Continue reading Free Webinar: Create a happy workplace in ANY industry →
My Spouse Is Depressed: Tips on How to Help and Cope  - web md

My Spouse Is Depressed: Tips on How to Help and Cope

Is your spouse depressed? If your loved one withdraws from activities or sex, spends more time alone, or drinks more alcohol than they once did, they may have depression. Find out what to do if your partner refuses to get therapy and get tips to protect your own mental health.
web md - 3 weeks ago
Millennials Flock to Telehealth, Online Research  - web md

Millennials Flock to Telehealth, Online Research

A new survey of 2,040 millennials (ages 23 to 39) found that 69% of respondents searched online for health and medical advice instead of going to the doctor, and a quarter of respondents trust Google to accurately diagnose their symptoms.
web md - 1 month ago
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Summer’s here, teens and parents — now what?

Summer’s here, teens and parents — now what?

harvard - 10 months ago

Summer is upon us, and for many teens in this country, school’s already out. Now what? Typical and cherished summer activities like jobs, internships, and camps may be on hold. There is a general sense of uncertainty about what the coming months will bring, and higher levels of worry in cities and states that struggled with many cases of COVID-19. This is going to be a very different summer than usual for many teenagers and their families. As the weather heats up, here are four tips to guide parents in helping their teens plan for the months ahead.

Validate your teen’s reaction to current circumstances

Teens may be feeling disappointed, anxious, and/or sad about cancelled activities and events. They may have a sense of uncertainty about what is to come. They may also be missing friends and feeling socially isolated. While it can be tempting as a parent to jump into problem-solving mode when you see your teen in distress, first take some time to listen to their concerns. Express their worries back to them, letting them know that you hear what they are saying through your words, tone, and expression. Its more important to help your teen feel heard and understood than to try to fix the problem in that moment.

Enlist your teen’s help in mapping out a daily structure

This could mean agreeing on rough times for meals, wake-up and bedtime, and incorporating physical activity into each day. (Accept that most teens like going to bed later and sleeping later than they did when they were younger.) Next, brainstorm together about how to fill the remaining time. Strike a balance between structure and down time, incorporating expectations for screens into the plan. Having a voice in these decisions and the opportunity to make adjustments as time goes by matter to teens. As you map out a plan together, keep in mind that boredom is not the enemy. While we, as a culture, have become less accustomed to down time and boredom in our daily lives, there are benefits to both.

Ask your teen which goals or hobbies they want to master or develop

Help teens decide on appropriate goals or hobbies to pursue over the course of the summer. Are they interested in learning to drive a car? Cook meals? Walk dogs or pet-sit? Maybe learn a language or take a course? Family resources need to factor into whats possible, of course. Once they decide what they want to accomplish, help them sketch out a roadmap and action steps toward these goals. Determine how you, as a parent, can provide some scaffolding during this process while also supporting and celebrating your teens autonomy.

Set clear guidelines around socializing

The coronavirus hasnt disappeared, so try to stay aware of how its affecting your community. Decide on guidelines and expectations for your family members in terms of social distancing and preventive measures, such as washing hands often and wearing face masks when distancing isnt possible. Families may differ in their approaches, depending on how vulnerable family members might be to illness as well as other factors.

Talk to your teen about what these decisions will mean for various social interactions. Take stock of how secure or leaky your family bubble has been, in terms of the interactions you have had with people outside of the family over the past few months, and discuss any changes for the summer. Be explicit. What will this mean for your teens interactions with friends and extended family members? What about wearing masks, trips to stores, and joining in various indoor and outdoor activities? Be clear about which rules and expectations are non-negotiable and which are negotiable based on your familys risk factors, state guidelines, and your own threshold for safety. Your teen will likely face challenges and obstacles in following these plans, so it can be helpful to anticipate these in advance and recruit your teen in problem-solving how to manage them.

It all boils down to listening to your teen and empowering them to take an active role in planning. While this likely isnt going to be the summer theyd planned on, with luck it will still hold joyful moments and opportunities to develop resilience and a sense of autonomy.

For more information on coronavirus and COVID-19, see the Harvard Health Publishing Coronavirus Resource Center and our Parenting in a Pandemic webcast.

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