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DVT: What People Who’ve Had It Want You to Know

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Potentially life-threatening clots that form in the veins deep within your body can happen to anyone. Even young and active people can get deep vein thrombosis (DVT). People who’ve had it have some things they want you to know:

Co-parenting: How to Do It Right

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Divorce is all too common, and successful co-parenting perhaps less so. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn easy ways and new insights to switch to a team approach that helps your kids thrive.

Tips for Single Parents

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Are you struggling to juggle all the responsibilities of being a single parent while trying to maintain your sanity? Get advice from other single parents on how to make life easier and happier for you and your children.

500,000 Americans Now Dead from COVID-19

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COVID-19 deaths have also surpassed the number of Americans killed during the Civil War (498,332); World Wars I and II (116,516 and 405,399, respectively); and all American wars since 1945 combined.

Tips for Single Dads

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Being a single dad can be tough. Get tips on how to set routines, build a support system, and communicate with your ex. Find out how you can make life easier for you and your children.

U.K. COVID Variant May Be More Lethal

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Even as efforts to vaccinate Americans gain steam, more evidence has emerged that suggests a coronavirus variant already known to spread faster is also likely to be more deadly. The B.1.1.7 variant, which is thought to have originated in Britain, is already firmly entrenched in America and could soon become the dominant strain, according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC.

CDC Says Schools Can Safely Reopen, But Will They?

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The agency says that it’s been shown that schools can reopen safely if they follow strict mitigation strategies,” whether or not teachers and staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine. But, the agency also urges states and local communities to prioritize educators for vaccines as soon as supplies allow it.

You've Had COVID: 1 Vaccine Dose May Be Enough

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New, small studies found patients previously infected with COVID who were given their first vaccine dose showed the sort of robust immune response that people tend to have following their second “booster” dose.

CDC: Proper Double-Masking Raises COVID Protection

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Researchers found that if two people are both wearing surgical masks that are knotted and tucked flush to the face — or if both are wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask — exposure to viral particles is cut by more than 95%.

Sharp Drop in Heart Surgeries During the Pandemic

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An analysis of national data revealed a 53% decrease in all adult heart surgeries, including a 40% decline in non-elective heart surgeries and a 65% drop in elective heart surgeries during the pandemic, compared to 2019.

New Campaign Fights Vaccine Disinformation

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To help combat vaccine misinformation and address lingering concerns that people have, WebMD is joining a public service campaign called VaxFacts. Led by HealthGuard, the goal of the campaign is to provide facts and tools to help consumers make informed decisions about vaccines.

Wellness Apps for Schizophrenia

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Mobile apps may help someone with schizophrenia stick to a medication schedule; keep tabs on mood, sleep, and day-to-day functioning; and even manage symptoms such as hallucinations.

Schizophrenia and Life Expectancy

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People with schizophrenia tend to have lower life expectancy than those who don’t have the disease. Schizophrenia itself isn’t life-threatening. But people who have it are more likely to have other health conditions that raise their chances of death.

Managing Schizophrenia With Family and Work

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There’s no one way to live with schizophrenia. The symptoms and challenges are different for each person with the illness. But your life is about more than your diagnosis. Having a support system, family or other loved ones, and a fulfilling job can allow you to live with schizophrenia on your own terms and achieve your personal recovery goals.

Life Expectancy With COPD

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There’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to predicting someone’s life span with COPD. A lot depends on your age, health, lifestyle, and how severe the disease was when you were diagnosed, plus the steps you’ve taken to lessen the damage afterward.

Is It OK to Drink Alcohol If You Have COPD?

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If you’re living with COPD, you may have already made some lifestyle changes to stay healthy and make it less likely that your condition will get worse, which is great. And you might wonder if alcohol could prevent, improve, or make COPD worse. Here’s what the science says about drinking alcohol when you have COPD.

Mask Myths and Facts for People With Lung Disease

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If you have a lung disease like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 and other viruses. But you might be wondering if wearing a face mask to lower your risk of illness will make it harder to breathe, or even make your lung disease worse.

Lung Disease: Get Back into Exercise

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Chronic lung disease can make you feel breathless and sap your muscle tone. You may be afraid to exercise or do the activities you once enjoyed. Exercise is not only safe with lung disease, it improves your breathing, strength, and self-esteem. Find out how to get back into exercise if your lung disease has sidelined you recently.

Celebrities Who Support Lung Cancer Charities

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Lung cancer is the second most common form of the disease in the United States for both men and women. But stars of movies, television, music, and comedy are lending their power to the organizations that are determined to change that statistic.

Can Apps Help People With Crohn’s?

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An app may help you manage your Crohn’s disease, but there are things to keep in mind. Learn about the pros and cons of Crohn’s apps and how to choose one that’s right for you.

How to Advocate for Yourself With UC

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When you have ulcerative colitis (UC), you have to be able to stand up for yourself when it comes to getting the proper medical care and making sure you’re taking care of yourself. Learn how — from doctors who treat UC every day.

For Many, Obesity Is a Literal Headache

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As worldwide obesity rates continue to soar, new research shows that growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked headache that was once considered rare.

How I Found My Lung Cancer Community

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Many people who have or had lung cancer say they wouldn’t have made it through the early days of the disease without the support of people who have been there. Learn more about what support groups offer, what to look for, and how to find the best one for you.

MS and Head Trauma

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Studies have linked head injuries and MS. Learn about the connection and find out what you can do to protect your child.

Emotional Support Animals for MS

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Emotional support animals are more than just pets. If you have multiple sclerosis, they can provide emotional comfort and sometimes perform useful tasks. Learn what sets them apart from service animals and therapy dogs.

What Happens When You Stop Taking MS Meds?

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There are many reasons people stop taking MS meds. Some feel they aren’t working, or the side effects are too severe. Or they could be too expensive. Is it safe to stop taking them? What do you need to know?