Category Archives: CNN – Health

When does a good attitude become toxic positivity?

When does a good attitude become toxic positivity?

Between sleepless nights, diapers and feeding times, having small children at home could leave Priscilla Goins feeling exhausted. She loved her kids, but it was a lot. “I would sometimes say ‘I just want a minute to myself,’” Goins, of Knoxville, Tennessee, said. “People would be like: ‘Oh, you’ll miss it when they’re older.’” And…MORE

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

President Donald Trump knew back in the spring that it would probably take a year to develop a coronavirus vaccine, according to interviews with journalist Bob Woodward. Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved…MORE

Federal government details plans to distribute free Covid-19 vaccines

Federal government details plans to distribute free Covid-19 vaccines

The federal government released plans on Wednesday detailing how it will distribute Covid-19 vaccines once they’ve been okayed by the US Food and Drug Administration. Operation Warp Speed aims to have Covid-19 vaccines moving to administration sites within 24 hours of an FDA license or emergency use authorization, an official said. And the aim is…MORE

How to help siblings get along better

How to help siblings get along better

Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life — as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories. But experts say parents don’t have to put up with the bickering and the fights: There are strategies and techniques to help brothers and sisters get along better, strengthening a…MORE

7 steps that can lower your blood pressure as you age

7 steps that can lower your blood pressure as you age

Want to live a longer, healthier life? One way is to keep your blood pressure at optimal levels as you age — preferably below 120 systolic (the top number) and 80 diastolic (the lower number). That’s especially important during the pandemic, because having high blood pressure is one of the possible risk factors for developing…MORE

Trump mental health official accuses media of overblowing dangers of Covid-19

Trump mental health official accuses media of overblowing dangers of Covid-19

The assistant secretary of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, accused the media of being dishonest about the coronavirus pandemic and reiterated talking points about Covid-19 that President Donald Trump has pushed for months, including complaints that schools should reopen for in-person learning and that very few children are affected…MORE

PTSD may double risk of dementia, new analysis finds

PTSD may double risk of dementia, new analysis finds

People who experience post-traumatic stress disorder may be twice as likely to have dementia later in life, according to a new study — a finding with important implications for the coronavirus pandemic. The disorder occurs when symptoms from a psychological trauma disrupt daily functioning for at least a month. The nation has been reeling from…MORE

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children and teens from minority groups are disproportionately hit by coronavirus, just as older adults are, according to the findings of a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Monday’s Dirt

Why wasn’t there an Elf 2?  Well, according to James Caan, who plays Buddy’s biological father, it’s because the director didn’t get along with Will Ferrell.  He says that Will wanted to do it without Jon Favreau but because of contractual obligations it just got too complicated and they didn’t do it. JLo is allegedly…

Friday’s Dirt

Lori Loughlin must surrender to authorities by November 19th at 2pm.  Her prison is a minimum security facility that offers pilates, saxophone or ukulele lessons, cartoon drawing, ceramics and crocheting and leather crafts. Congratulations to Ashley Tisdale!  The ‘High School Musical’ star confirmed that she is expecting her first child.  And more baby news…Chrissy Teigen…