Major Flooding Can Bring Skin Infection Dangers

FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 — Flooding from hurricanes and other natural disasters increases the risk of skin infections among victims and relief workers, a skin expert warns. “In 2017, we experienced almost as many flooding events as we did throughout the previous 10 years,” said Dr. Justin Bandino. He’s an…

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental health and how well our bodies respond to stress. Existing research has also found that different types of meditation can even help boost a person’s emotional intelligence. Interest in meditation’s potential as a tool for coping…

How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — If you’re in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term toll on your mind might be greater than you think. Like dominoes, an unhealthy lifestyle can trigger inflammation…

Can artificial intelligence help doctors and patients have better conversations?

The practice of medicine involves complex—often stressful—communication between healthcare providers and patients and their families. People with chronic conditions are often advised to follow detailed treatment plans; end-of-life care often requires many complex (and emotionally draining) decisions; options for treating certain diseases are increasing dramatically. How much could health outcomes…