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Some Experts Say Face Shields Are Better Than Masks for COVID-19 Protection

The advantages of wearing a clear plastic face covering, and how to make your own in minutes


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Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Loneliness

The author of 'Together' says we need social connections, purpose and solitude for well-being

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FBI Crisis Response Dogs Provide Comfort Amid Tragedy

Wally and Gio, 6-year-old Labradors, are trained to ease pain of survivors

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Do You Need a Vitamin D Supplement?

If you've been staying out of sun, you may not be getting enough of this key bone builder

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22 Small Healthy Habits That Result in Big Changes

Improve your well-being by making simple choices

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The New Rules for Safer Summer Cookouts

CDC issues health guidelines for hosting barbecues

Mental Health

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7 Ways to Handle Anxiety During the Outbreak

Uncertainty and fear are major triggers. Here's how to cope

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A Quick Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Learn how to quiet the mind during this time of high stress

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Lessons in Finding Happiness During Hard Times

Researchers say we're wired for joy and what it means for resilience

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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Experts warn new problems may arise as the pandemic progresses

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How to Bounce Back From the Stress of the Coronavirus

Crises that cause anxiety can harm your health or help you build resilience


Protect Your Health

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How to Stay Safe at the Grocery Store

Need to run errands? Experts say planning and handwashing are important

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Making a DIY Sock Face Mask

Create a homemade face covering, no sewing required

How to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Research finds only 3 percent of Americans wash correctly. Do you?

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