Health & Fitness

The holidays can be demanding; here's how to reduce stress

Philly Voice (Health) 12/4 10:14A Kristin Hunt
A recent poll by the American Psychological Association found that 41% of adults are more stressed during the holiday months than at any other time. Exercise, adequate sleep and deep breathing can help people manage their stress levels.

How to effectively advocate for yourself at the doctor’s office

Philly Voice (Health) 12/4 4:08A Peter Key, Sponsored by Independ
Advocating for yourself when you’re in the doctor’s office is an important skill. It can be key to early diagnosis and treatment, result in more personalized care, and lead to better health outcomes.

Children's stainless steel cups recalled over possible lead contamination

Philly Voice (Health) 12/2 4:28A Franki Rudnesky
Stainless steel children's cups and bottles sold by Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, Whole Foods and Bed Bath and Beyond are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to lead levels that exceed the federal content ban.The products...

Back pain? Bum knee? Be prepared to wait for a physical therapist

Philly Voice (Health) 11/30 10:10A Mark Kreidler, Kaiser Health New
Wait times for physical therapy can be as long as weeks or months in some parts of the United States due to a national shortage of physical therapists. Reasons for the shortage include the mass defection during the COVID-19 pandemic, growing...
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