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No Long COVID Drugs Yet, But Other Treatments Available  - web md

No Long COVID Drugs Yet, But Other Treatments Available

There's no specific drug to treat long COVID yet. But as long COVID clinics have sprout up across the country, there are more and more options for patients who deal with lingering, but life-altering symptoms.
web md - 1 week ago
More Evidence Fitness Trackers Can Boost Your Health  - web md

More Evidence Fitness Trackers Can Boost Your Health

A large research review finds tracking your activity might inspire you to walk up to 40 minutes more a day, about 1,800 more steps, which could translate to the loss of more than two pounds over five months.
web md - 1 week ago
VA Foster Program Helps Older Vets Manage COVID Challenges  - web md

VA Foster Program Helps Older Vets Manage COVID Challenges

Medical foster homes are privately owned homes in which a licensed caregiver lives with and supervises residents around the clock. Caregivers help aging veterans with activities of daily living like bathing, cooking, making and getting to appointments, getting dressed, and taking daily medication.
web md - 1 week ago
Science Lags Behind for Kids with Long COVID  - web md

Science Lags Behind for Kids with Long COVID

For children with long COVID, there are no medications shown to directly target the condition. Instead, caregivers target their symptoms, which include nausea, dizziness, fatigue, head-aches, and a racing heart.
web md - 2 weeks ago
Will Omicron Subvariant BA.2.75 Be the Next COVID Threat?  - web md

Will Omicron Subvariant BA.2.75 Be the Next COVID Threat?

It was first found in early June in India. As of July 17, it had been found in 15 countries, including seven states in the U.S., according to an Arkansas State University professor who has been tracking the variant.
web md - 2 weeks ago
CDC Warns About Potentially Deadly Virus in Infants  - web md

CDC Warns About Potentially Deadly Virus in Infants

Parechoviruses are common in children. Between ages 6 months and 5 years, symptoms include an upper respiratory tract infection, fever, and rash. But infants younger than 3 months may have more serious, and possibly fatal, infections
web md - 3 weeks ago
Tips for Calling Your Health Insurance Company  - web md

Tips for Calling Your Health Insurance Company

While dealing with your insurer can feel overwhelming – especially if you need to discuss an issue that’s complicated or confusing – you can make the communication go as smoothly as possible by following a few simple dos and don’ts.
web md - 3 weeks ago
This Teen Helped Newborns During the Early Pandemic Days  - web md

This Teen Helped Newborns During the Early Pandemic Days

When Bryn Hammock learned that the babies in her local hospital’s NICU could only spend 2 hours a day with their parents due to COVID-19 restrictions early in the pandemic, the 18-year-old, who lives in Atlanta, wanted to find a way to help.
web md - 3 weeks ago
Shooting Survivors Turned Activists:

Shooting Survivors Turned Activists: 'We Were the Lucky Ones'

This year, through mid-June, at least 278 mass shootings have occurred in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive. And as families of the victims grieve, legions of survivors who have witnessed the carnage firsthand also struggle to heal from the trauma.
web md - 1 month ago
On Father’s Day, A New Dad Recalls His Near-Death Experience  - web md

On Father’s Day, A New Dad Recalls His Near-Death Experience

On a day like any other this past February, Ethan Bradshaw, 30, a state trooper from North Carolina, was working out at the gym with two trooper friends when he suddenly began having chest pain and numbness in his arm.
web md - 1 month ago
Could a Broken Heart Have Killed Husband of Slain Texas Teacher?  - web md

Could a Broken Heart Have Killed Husband of Slain Texas Teacher?

Irma Garcia was one of two teachers gunned down, along with 19 students, at Robb Elementary School Tuesday. Family members said Thursday that her husband and high school sweetheart, Joe, died of a broken heart.
web md - 2 months ago
For Survivors, School Shootings a Lasting and Mean Companion  - web md

For Survivors, School Shootings a Lasting and Mean Companion

For children who survive mass shootings, the outcome over the next few days, months and years depends on many factors, but how parents address the trauma both immediately and long-term can make a huge difference, experts say.
web md - 2 months ago
Do You Shake for No Reason? You Might Have Essential Tremor  - web md

Do You Shake for No Reason? You Might Have Essential Tremor

Essential tremor “is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting about 5% of people over age 60. It may affect as many as 7 million people in the United States, according to a 2014 study.
web md - 2 months ago
CDC Says COVID Hospitalizations to Rise in Most States  - web md

CDC Says COVID Hospitalizations to Rise in Most States

As U.S. COVID-19 cases reach the highest levels since mid-February, hospital admissions and deaths are projected to increase during the next four weeks, according to a new update from the CDC. The forecast predicts that nearly every U.S. state and territory will see increases in new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the next two weeks.
web md - 2 months ago
Holistic Program May Help People With Alzheimer

Holistic Program May Help People With Alzheimer's, Dementia

Those who enroll are assigned to groups that meet virtually twice a week for 1-hour sessions. The sessions are livestreamed, so participants are engaging with each other and with the instructors in real time.
web md - 2 months ago
Pregnant and Have IBD? A GI Doc

Pregnant and Have IBD? A GI Doc's Help Can Be Crucial

Women with IBD face several concerns related to their reproductive health decisions, from contraception to pregnancy to delivery. Research shows that IBD and certain drugs can impact fertility and pregnancy and pose risks for preterm birth and small gestational age.
web md - 2 months ago
U.S. ‘Vulnerable’ to COVID Without New Shots, White House Says  - web md

U.S. ‘Vulnerable’ to COVID Without New Shots, White House Says

The U.S. will become increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus in the fall and winter if Congress doesn’t approve new funding for more vaccines and treatments, Ashish Jha, MD, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, said Thursday.
web md - 2 months ago
If Abortion Becomes Banned, Women Still Have Some Options  - web md

If Abortion Becomes Banned, Women Still Have Some Options

Many people living in the states with the most stringent laws blocking access to abortions may be unable to travel to states with looser restrictions. While it might be legally perilous to do so, experts say that taking abortion pills that have been ordered online is medically safe to use beyond 11 weeks of pregnancy.
web md - 2 months ago
Many Wrongly Think Tap Water Is Safe for At-Home Medical Use  - web md

Many Wrongly Think Tap Water Is Safe for At-Home Medical Use

While most people who responded to a nationally representative survey correctly stated that tap water could contain bacteria or other living organisms, they also said that it could be safely used for nasal rinsing and washing contacts.
web md - 2 months ago
Half-a-Million Pounds of Precooked Chicken Recalled  - web md

Half-a-Million Pounds of Precooked Chicken Recalled

Wayne Farms LLC has recalled about 585,030 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breasts because the product may be undercooked, according to the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
web md - 2 months ago
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It’s You, Not Me

It’s You, Not Me

positively positive - 8 months ago

How many times in your life have you heard the famous, vague break up line?

Its not you, its me.

This phrase is often used jokingly, when someone wants to avoid telling someone why they no longer want to be in their life. Theres rarely honestly that follows that line. The real version of this line should be, Its you, and its me.

Whether or not youre in a relationship with someone, and needing to leave, or set boundaries, the reality is that who they are is about them, and what you want or need in your life is about you.

I know too many people that struggle with setting boundaries with people they are close to- family members, co-workers, bosses, and friends. Its easy to pretend, or let things go, because you dont want to upset them and stand your ground. In some cases, you might even believe you dont deserve to set healthy boundaries, and commit to living a better life for you. Its hard learning to set boundaries, to give yourself a better chance of living a more relaxed life. I struggled for years with this.

So much of life, for so many people, is about doing for others what they need you to do for them. Its all about what you can give, and give, and give. Some personalities will happily drain you of all you can offer, and still you give. Its almost like a prized trait if youre someone that will let people project onto you, and take it.

I urge you, as we near the end of this tumultuous year, to make a commitment to yourself to stop owning what other people project onto you. People act, and react, because of who they are, and because of their own journey in life. Life gets a lot easier when you become comfortable with letting people be them, and focusing on being comfortable with you being you

They are who they are. Let yourself be who youre meant to be.

When you feel like youre carrying the weight of other people in your life, when youre taking hold of things that youre not meant to carry, remember to stop and breathe. Remind yourself that you should only carry your own stuff. You alone are responsible for your emotions, for your journey. Breathe into it, and let things go

For our healing journey to continue, and for it to be authentic, we have to frequently remember to pause, breathe, and check in with ourselves. Its critical that you take time to listen to your Heart, and be aware of what youre really feeling. What do YOU want out of YOUR life? What feels right to you, and how can you make choices or changes to have those future dreams become a reality?

Its hard to tune into all of these things when youre more focused on how your parents dont understand your journey, or how your boss wants you to give up your entire life to be shackled to your job. Yes, there are absolutely times when loved ones opinions are valid. But mostly, others opinions are about them and the life theyve lived.

You are not them.

You are you.

Read that again, and really think about it. Everything everyone does is a culmination of the life theyve lived up until that point, including you. Worry about you and your journey.

At the end of each day, what other people do, or feel, isnt really about you.

Be you. Theres no one else that can live your best life but you. Letting other people in the way, caring too much about what other people think of you, its only going to drag you down. Respect people as they are, let them be who they are, and turn your focus into owning who you are meant to be.

Why?

Because you are an incredible piece of the universe, and you are amazing. You are beautiful. You are worthy.

Be you.

In Gratitude,

Robin

XOXO


Robin Lee is a medical intuitive, author, mentor, gratitude advocate, and speaker who has helped thousands of people around the world understand the language of their bodies. Robin believes that our bodies innately know how to balance and heal themselves if given proper care and support. Visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter, where she shares tips, tools, and techniques to honor our bodies and heal our lives!


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