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Amazon launches its online pharmacy for medications and prescription refills, rattling CVS and other drugstore chains

The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to their front door in a couple of days.Before the opening bell, shares of CVS Health Corp. fell almost 9%.Amazon will begin offering commonly prescribed medications Tuesday in the U.S., including creams, pills, as well as medications that need to stay refrigerated, like insulin.They can also get discounts at 50,000 physical pharmacies around the country, inside Costco, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and other stores.Earlier this year, CVS started testing prescription deliveries with self-driving vehicles, and Walgreens experimented with drones that can deliver minutes after being ordered. read more...

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Alone time: How to find time alone during quarantine

Being constantly surrounded by others can tax our brain and leave us feeling cranky, exhausted, anxious and overwhelmed, says Ruan.Solitude has many benefitsIf youve been feeling edgy and snappy in quarantine with a crew, you arent alone its just a sign you might need time alone.As this quarantine drags on, needs change, Ruan says.Drinking a cup of coffee in silence might be all you need to start your day out well, she says.When you finally get time some alone, drop your to-do lists and do something restorative instead, suggests Ruan. read more...

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6 weird things you're probably feeling right now that are perfectly normal

These are just a few of the feelings we might experience in a given day or hour while sheltering in place.Heres a look at some of the seemingly strange but perfectly normal feelings therapists have observed in their clients in recent weeks.Guilt and gratitude at the same timeAlisa Kamis-Brinda, licensed clinical social worker, notices patients feeling profound guilt along with a sense of gratitude.They are human and struggling with the scary things going on and the major changes in their lives.During normal times, people who suffer from anxiety often feel out of place. read more...

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4 things Black dietitians want you to know about nutrition and wellness

Heres what four Black dietitians want you to know about how these disparities are affecting the way we all view nutrition, why it really matters and what needs to change.Theres an idea that Black people are to blame for the health problems they experience, Maya Feller, a registered dietitian in Brooklyn, told TODAY.Our language is the biggest issue here, said Vanessa Rissetto, a registered dietitian at Culina Health in Hoboken, New Jersey.Google healthy eating and youll see pages of images with veggies mostly salads being prepped or eaten by white people.Additionally, Moore indicated that our narrow view of healthy eating excludes many in the Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) community. read more...

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100 things to do while stuck inside due to a pandemic

We've compiled 100 suggestions to help make your time quarantined as interesting and perhaps even as productive as possible.Sure, it can be about the coronavirus, but it could also be about a specific interest from chess to cheese.Finally read Infinite Jest, Les Miserables or even The Stand. Go all in and read Ulysses. You got this.100 little things that bring us joy during the coronavirus pandemic23.Two words: Coronavirus beard! read more...

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'You are not listening to me': Black women on pain and implicit bias in medicine

A shared experience among Black womenMason-Cooleys experience is all too familiar to other Black women, who are caught between being considered impervious to pain because of their race, and overly hysterical about pain because of their gender.Pain is an area ripe for implicit bias having an impact because it's an extremely subjective area, said Janice Sabin, a research professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, who studies implicit bias in medicine.Dr. James Marion Sims, known as the founding father of gynecology, conducted experimental surgeries on enslaved Black women without anesthesia, developing a body of work that continues to misrepresent how Black women experience pain.The slavery-era belief that Black people were hypersexual and simultaneously less intelligent than white people also continues to impact the care that Black women get.She pointed to a study that found Black women are less likely to be diagnosed for endometriosis than white women when they were experiencing pelvic pain, and instead, misdiagnosed as having pelvic inflammatory disease, which is typically sexually transmitted. read more...

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'We're looked at as superhuman': How racism affects Black women's mental health

She started training to be a mental health advocate for her community and that has helped her tend to her own mental health.But can we speak to the experience of Black women when it comes to health and mental health issues?Creating space for Black womens mental healthCarrington attends a program, Beams to Bridges, offered by the Pittsburgh-based Black mental health group Steel Smiling, and feels much happier and even better able to cope with parenting stress.The one-year program teaches "Mental Health First Aid" but also destigmatizes mental health.They are mental health support in action.Steel Smiling offers a Black Mental Health Fund that's available nationwide to defray treatment costs. read more...

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'Not normal times': health experts on how they are spending Thanksgiving

On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines to recommend Americans avoid Thanksgiving travel.The Guardian spoke with five public health experts on how they plan on spending the holiday this year.We will do some virtual Thanksgiving Day exchanges with my two children, their spouses and my five grandchildren.But I have co-workers whose family members wanted to go ahead with Thanksgiving dinners with 30 or 40 people.It would be extremely selfish to try and go about having normal Thanksgiving when these arent normal times. read more...

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'Make small changes': Couple reveals what it took to lose a combined 200 pounds

What started with a simple change to Stephanie Engblom's coffee order has turned into a combined weight loss of nearly 200 pounds for Stephanie and her husband, Brandon.Stephanie and Brandon Engblom each weighed over 300 pounds in January 2020 when they started their weight-loss journey.The couple has lost nearly 200 pounds together through small lifestyle changes."Maybe you have it for a couple of days or a month if youre really dedicated, but that motivation will fade, so you have to ground it in routines."You have to know youre going to alter your life in a way where this is your new normal." read more...

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Something extremely bogus is going on.Was tested for covid four times today.Two tests came back negative, two came back positive.Same machine, same test, same nurse.Rapid antigen test from BD. read more...

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