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Did you go ‘dry’ this January?

Dry January

Kicking off the new year by taking a monthlong break from alcohol – otherwise known as “Dry January” – is becoming a more popular choice every year, both in the U.S. and around the world.

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Boosting heart attack survival

A recent trial called Advanced Reperfusion Strategies for Refractory Cardiac Arrest, using a life support machine to temporarily take over the functions of the heart and lungs, improved the survival of its first participants who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Good news about flu

Patient getting vaccine

Despite predictions that cases of the seasonal flu and COVID-19 could potentially spike together in a “twindemic,” the 2020-2021 flu season has so far been unusually mild, according to nationwide statistics.

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Wine, cheese and brains

Wine and cheese

Wine and cheese lovers might be encouraged by the findings of a recent study conducted at Iowa State University connecting these two foods with improved long-term brain health.

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Holiday stress coming from a different source this year

Depressed woman during the holidays

The rush of holiday activities that are an annual source of anxiety for most people – shopping, baking, parties, cleaning, gift-wrapping and more – has been replaced by a different type of stress this year: the fear of getting COVID-19 or giving it to someone you care about.

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