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C-Force: Parts of Pandemic Lifestyle Could Be Habit Forming

Health / Chuck Norris /

As stated by Wendy Wood, a research psychologist at the University of Southern California, and reported by the Washington Post, we carry two sets of habits with us as we take one step closer to resuming our pre-pandemic lives. They consist of those that existed before the pandemic and those that were established during. The question is which ...Read more

C-Force: Are We Ready to Get Real in Facing Mental Health Challenges?

Health / Chuck Norris /

When Naomi Osaka, the No. 2 ranked woman in the world in tennis, refused late last month to participate in post-match news conferences at the French Open because those conferences contributed to her depression and anxiety, many were critical of her actions. Tennis officials threatened to suspend her and fined her $15,000. She later withdrew from...Read more

C-Force: Meals on Wheels Deliveries Staving Off Hunger and Isolation

Health / Chuck Norris /

In the residential neighborhood of Berwick on the east side of Columbus, Ohio, lives 88-year-old Deloris Harrington. Harrington has lived alone since her husband passed away in 2016. She now finds herself suffering from the effects of undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer. Last month, the Columbus Dispatch reported that, not unlike other...Read more

C-Force: Study Finds Trust in our Public Health System Eroding

Health / Chuck Norris /

According to a new February report from the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "36% of nonelderly adults and 29% of children in the U.S. have delayed or foregone doctor care" during the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted by Healthcare Dive's Ron Shinkman, "of those who put off care, more than three-quarters had one or more chronic ...Read more

C-Force: Rural Communities Left in the Lurch for Medical Assistance

Health / Chuck Norris /

Some of you may remember a little film from 30 years ago starring Michael J. Fox called "Doc Hollywood." In it, he plays a hotshot young physician driving his Porsche cross-country to an awaiting job as a Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon. His plans hit a detour while driving through a small South Carolina hamlet when he crashes into the handmade ...Read more

C-Force: Shining Some Light on 'Cave Syndrome'

Health / Chuck Norris /

Before antibiotics, sunlight was used to speed up the healing of wounds, according to the Sunlight Institute. "All nature including humanity is solar-powered," they go on to remind us. "Sunlight is man's primary source of vitamin D, the 'sunshine vitamin'. You get only a quarter of the vitamin D you need from your diet with the rest coming from ...Read more

C-Force: Ways Mental Health Assistance Is Taking Off

Health / Chuck Norris /

Beyond her job as chief medical correspondent for ABC News, Dr. Jennifer Ashton maintains a daily medical practice where she sees patients ranging from teenagers to women in their 80s. As explained in an interview with Ridarswear news, in the past year, her patients have begun to open up more and more about the effects stress and uncertainty ...Read more

C-Force: The Price of Pushing People Toward the Great Outdoors

Health / Chuck Norris /

As I recently reported, though older people have borne a higher burden of illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, surveys over the last year are showing people aged 50 and over experience more positive emotions each day and fewer negative ones than other demographics during the pandemic.

In this run-up to the post-pandemic world ahead...Read more

C-Force: More on Building a Better Normal After the Pandemic

Health / Chuck Norris /

As we emerge from the closeted lives we have been living for the past year, trying to shed light on what the post-pandemic world will be like, we must start with a fundamental question: What will we be like? From a mounting number of public health professionals, the prognosis is not especially encouraging.

There are psychological and ...Read more

C-Force: Can We Build a Better Normal After the Pandemic?

Health / Chuck Norris /

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a report by The Zebra, the nation's leading insurance comparison site, on the growing threat posed by extreme speeding on the nation's roadways. The report spoke of how, during the pandemic, some drivers have become more likely to rage-drive as a form of stress relief, while others seek an adrenaline rush by ...Read more

C-Force: Experts Say To Watch the Weight and Spend More Time Outside

Health / Chuck Norris /

There is no way around it. During the isolating environment of the past year, we have all developed some bad habits. They have developed out of necessity -- like relaxed at-home eating habits while sitting on the couch and binge-watching TV, or sitting in bed with one hand scrolling your phone and the other "zombie eating."

Susan Albers, a ...Read more

C-Force: What's Driving the Turn of Our Roadways Into Speedways?

Health / Chuck Norris /

As reported in The Washington Post, a teenage pedestrian died in August after being hit by two cars along a portion of Indian Head Highway bordering Washington, D.C. It took place a few miles from where another pedestrian was killed in an incident with a vehicle the same month. In September, the driver and passenger of a speeding Toyota Supra ...Read more

 

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