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As restaurants re-open, keep these safety tips in mind

As we begin to move toward opening up restaurants and continue to use carry out services per state regulations, many of us are concerned about keeping ourselves safe while wanting to eat our favorite foods and support local businesses during this health crisis. Restaurants already take measures to reduce the risk of foodborne illness, though

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6-year-old Simran Adnani is on a mission to stop the spread of COVID-19

“Simran is very passionate about community service,” says Dr. Teena Chopra, an infectious disease specialist and mother of precocious 6-year-old Simran Adnani. An avid reader, Simran was recognized as a Young Changemaker last year by SEEN for her work to promote literacy worldwide. Now, Simran has set her sights on a new challenge: COVID-19, which has

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During exercise, proper breathing can be your secret weapon

Our bodies rely on oxygen for every function from cognitive to digestion. Proper breathing not only ensures mental clarity, but also improves quality of sleep, reduces stress levels, enhances digestion and improves your overall immune system. Proper breathing during exercise means inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth — maximizing oxygen intake and

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A guide to making sense of dietary supplements

The majority of adults and children in the United States take one or more vitamins or dietary supplements. According to a survey conducted in 2019 by the Council for Responsible Nutrition, 77 percent of Americans take dietary supplements. In the United States, the dietary supplement industry’s overall economic impact in 2016 is $122 billion and

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Video: A tailored workout you can do in quarantine

We often feel societal pressures or expectations to look or be a certain way. We get tagged based on size or shape; fat being bad and too skinny being unhealthy. (This is especially true for women!) Instead, let’s clear the air and build our inner confidence and strength, helping us to feel good about ourselves

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The COVID-19 diaries part four: “Our new normal”

This is the final installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first, second and third installments. Day Nine: Gratitude Social distancing was getting to me and I was craving to go out to dinner with friends to my favorite Italian restaurant for some quality carbonara. I

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