The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.
A professor at Brown University offers tips to “hack our brains and break the anxiety cycle.”
As people stock up on groceries and prepare to stay home, our Food columnist Melissa Clark will be offering practical ideas for what to cook from your pantry, starting with a quick pumpkin bread.
The sporting world had to say goodbye to one of its staples: the high-five. The postponement of the Boston Marathon has distance runners stuck in neutral for spring races, and golfers were talking about the “surreal” experience of having the Players Championship canceled and the Masters postponed. The Kentucky Derby, for now, will go on as scheduled.
Many cultural institutions, including Broadway, shuttered after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced a statewide ban on most gatherings of more than 500 people. But some smaller venues remain open.
The kidneys are the filtering devices of blood. The kidneys remove waste products from metabolism such as urea, uric acid, and creatinine by producing and secreting urine. Urine may also contain sulfate and phenol waste and excess sodium, potassium, and chloride ions. The kidneys help maintain homeostasis by regulating the concentration and volume of body fluids. For example, the amount of H+ and HCO3 - secreted by the kidneys controls the body's pH.
Explanation: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig disease) targets upper and lower motor neurons (cranial nerves and spinal cord) and results in neuronal cell death and progressive loss of motor function. Patients usually have lower extremity weakness that progresses to complete paralysis over the course of years.
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving. Following the release of a convincing new report that finds ignition interlocks reduce fatal drunk driving crashes by 7 percent, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is renewing its call for Massachusetts legislators to pass an ignition interlock law for all convicted drunk driving offenders this year.Behind Every Statistic is a Real Person Killed or Injured in a Preventable Crash
Not long ago, my husband and three of our kids went charging up Mount Katahdin—think of it as New England's mini Mount Everest. I'd spent months hiking with friends to make sure I was in shape and, at the start, hustled to keep pace with our teenagers as we hauled ourselves up the steep boulders. But within a couple of hours I was straggling; they leapt past me like giddy mountain goats while I carefully picked my way up the rocks.
Was I disappointed? Actually, no. I felt smart. My 40-something body was telling me how to protect it from injury—and my hips and feet thanked me later. It turns out that our bodies routinely transmit this evolving wisdom, gently steering us away from activities or indulgences we can no longer tolerate to ones that will ensure continued good health.
Here are six other things your body's trying to tell you.