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  Bottom Line: New twists on vacation homes during pandemic

COVID-19 has turned the home-renting industry on its head with hosts dealing with unpredictable cancelations and guests finding very little options available on mainstream sites.

  Best Life: New radioactive tiles help in the fight against brain cancer

  Best Life: TearCare defeats dry eye

  Best Life: Does Vitamin D help defend against COVID-19

  Best Life: Sleep deprived during COVID-19 pandemic

  Best Life: New breakthroughs in child liver transplants

  Best Life: Risk factors to prevent breast cancer

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  Best Life: Nurse creates multi-use tool

  Best Life: Teen texting codes parents should be concerned about

  Best Life: How your oral health can prevent psoriasis

  Best Life: Elder orphans, planning for life after a love on is gone

  Best Life: 3D imaging helping in the fight against breast cancer

  Best Life: Domestic violence in the COVID-19 lockdown

  Best Life: Foods that can help lower your blood pressure

Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure! Estimates show at least one in three Americans should be on blood pressure meds.

  Best Life: Doctors say loss of senses could be the first sign of COVID-19

Fever, coughing, shortness of breath. These are common well-known symptoms of COVID-19. But the loss of smell and taste has many baffled.

  Best Life: COVID-19 or flu? Know the difference

Right now, the CDC says it does seem as though COVID-19 is more deadly than the seasonal flu, but that could change as researchers continue to analyze the data.

  Best Life: New medication turns tide on rare genetic disorder

Every year eight million babies are born with genetic disorders passed down from generation to generation. One family didn’t even know they carried a problematic gene until an ultrasound revealed it in their unborn baby.

  Best Life: One mother’s advice for talking to children about race

  Best Life: Saving unwanted farm animals

  Best Life: New therapy to help breast cancer survivors

  Best Life: Fashion show helps fund down syndrome research

  Best Life: New treatment uses stem cells from fat to fix knee pain

  Best Life: Ways to get involved with election protection

  Best Life: Fix it, fuse it or replace an arthritic ankle

For people with ankle arthritis, every step can be a struggle. When medication and bracing don’t bring relief, patients may look for surgical options.

  Best Life: Helping kids with anxiety

According to the National Institutes of Health, the numbers of kids and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions have been steadily on the rise.

  Best Life: The benefits of home-sharing for seniors

Due to COVID-19, we’ve all felt the strain of isolation at some time or another, but people living alone, especially seniors, have felt the effects especially hard.

  Best Life: Giving hope through letters to battle depression

The uncertainty of the pandemic, job loss, isolation -- all of these are contributing to the increase of people feeling depressed, lonely and mentally unstable.

  Best Life: How to handle rumors in school

Gossip and rumors! They’re age-old issues that tweens and teens deal with.

  Best Life: Finding the best patients for hot chemo

HIPEC, or hot chemo, is a treatment for advanced abdominal cancers.

  Best Life: Research suggests positive parenting can help children with self-control

Science now shows that certain interactions between parents and children actually change the structure of their brains, improving their social and emotional skills into adulthood.

  Best Life: The many faces of the modern family

About 114,000 same-sex couples are raising kids in the U.S. Many wonder if these children adjust the same way as other kids.

  Best Life: Opioid-free pain relief with MMA treatment

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and prescription opioids contribute to 35% of those deaths.

  Best Life: Coated catheter decreases infections and clots

Catheters are one of the most commonly used medical devices in the country with five million central venous catheters and more than 30 million urinary catheters used each year.

  Best Life: Researchers looking at protein for potential COVID-19 cure

According to the CDC, the rate of hospitalization for kids diagnosed with COVID-19 was eight per 100,000, while for adults it was 20 times that at 164 per 100,000 people.

  Best Life: Partial knee replacement provides pain relief with less recovery

More than 790,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States.

  Best Life: COVID-19 stress and newborn brains

Chronic, prolonged stress can cause serious health problems, like anxiety and depression, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, obesity. And the list goes on.

  Best Life: Cancer care during coronavirus pandemic

Delivering care to cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a challenge.

  Best Life: Study finds acid reflux mediations could cause memory loss

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy may sometimes experience acid reflux, a burning sensation that starts in the stomach and moves up into the chest and esophagus.

  Best Life: Subtle signs of heart failure

Unlike a heart attack that hits fast and hard, heart failure can be a gradual process.

  Best Life: Advice for landing your dream job

Millennials change their jobs an average of four times in the decade after graduating from college. It’s the quickest way to advance in title and salary.

  Best Life: Tips for digital device longevity

The average American will spend over $75,000 on smartphones in their lifetime.

  Best Life: A look at the health food halo effect

Which would you choose as the healthier choice? Yogurt or ice cream?

  Best Life: Heart monitor smaller than a postage stamp

A cutting-edge monitor that’s smaller and thinner than a postage stamp is about to give doctors another option for monitoring your heart health.

  Best Life: Fast and accurate homegrown antibody test

Test, after test, after test, is failing to accurately test for COVID-19 antibodies. The problem? The need for fast, accurate, and available tests.

  Best Life: Rehab after COVID-19

There have been 5.8 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. 180,000 have died.

  Best Life: Why more women are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases in the United States are in women.

  Best Life: New drug controls rare cancers with gene mutation

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month; 90% of all patients are cured if it’s caught early.

  Best Life: How to stand out at the office while working from home

According to some of the latest data, about 42% of working Americans are now working from home full-time.

  Best Life: Boosting flu vaccine rates with virtual reality

According to the Centers for Disease Control, less than half of adults over 18 get a flu shot every year.

  Bottom Line: Top tested electric toothbrushes

An electric toothbrush can cost well over $100. How do you choose the right one? Consumer Reports enlisted some volunteers to test a batch of powered toothbrushes.

  Best Life: Supporting your adult child without breaking the bank

Millions of young people are out of work and out of options. You want to help your kids, but you need to be careful not to put a financial strain on yourself.

  Best Life: Common household items poisonous to pets

Each year, the Animal Poison Control Center receives more than 200,000 cases concerning potential poisonings of fur babies.

  Best Life: Ways to reduce the risk of stroke

Each year, more than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, and about 140,000 die.

  Best Life: New generation of prosthetics helping amputees feel

There are nearly two million people in the United States who are living with a loss of a limb.

  Best Life: Reporting racism at work

McDonalds, Coca Cola, Home Depot, Gap, Netflix, Etsy, Target, Wendy’s, Walmart -- these are just a few of the companies that have committed to supporting the Black Lives Matter initiative—confronting racism head-on.

  Best Life: Dealing with mental health during the pandemic

The coronavirus, combined with national protests, topped off with a heated political summer -- no wonder 54% of women and 27% of men say their mental health is worse than ever.

  Best Life: App created to help singers track voice strain

Your voice box is a vital organ that you use to communicate and live. Ivanhoe has details on an app that can help prevent your voice box from getting injured.

  Best Life: Tracking learning disabilities inside the classroom during COVID-19

Last year, more than seven million kids, or 14% of all public school students were being treated for a learning disability.

  Best Life: Stocking your medicine cabinet during a pandemic

Your medicine cabinet might be full, but is it full of the right stuff?

  Best Life: Long-term health problems plaguing COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 is beginning to show itself to be more than just a respiratory illness. Some patients are still fighting off symptoms of the disease months after recovery.

  Best Life: Telehealth for the non-tech savvy

According to a recent Gallup poll, four in five Americans believe it is risky to go to health care facilities right now.

  Best Life: Homeless teen shares her story of success

Children who are homeless are more likely to get bad grades, drop out of school, and suffer health consequences. But there is hope.

  Best Life: Taking on ticks

Doctors say Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis and even dementia. But there is one telltale sign.

  Best Life: Talking to kids about race improves their mental health

The Black Lives Matter movement has opened the door for parents of all races to talk to their kids about racial discrimination.

  Best Life: Helping kids find the American dream

Twenty-five percent of U.S. children are children of immigrants or refugees. There are 20 million children in the U.S. with at least one immigrant parent.

  Best Life: Importance of children learning self control

As parents, we feed our kids and make sure they get exercise to keep their bodies strong. We expose them to new experiences so their minds grow.

  Best Life: Stopping the stigma around sickle cell

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. About 100,000 Americans are affected by the disease, with African Americans being the population most impacted.

  Best Life: Budgeting tips for women

Women, how financially fit are you? You’ve heard the statistic that women earn 80 cents to every dollar a man earns -- that comes out to $430,000 less over a lifetime.

  Best Life: New procedure to help those having trouble swallowing food

It’s called Achalasia, where people lose the ability to swallow.

  Best Life: Depression during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a crisis within a crisis, a mental health emergency.

  Keeping up with medical care during COVID-19

People have been putting off going to a doctor, getting vaccines and even going to an emergency room because of fears of COVID-19.

  Best Life: COVID-19 test made from gold worth its weight?

Thousands of Americans have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, but it can still take anywhere from several days to a week before results are available.

  Best Life: Cough drops to fight COVID-19

A recent warning from more than 200 scientists say that COVID-19 may be more infectious than previously thought.

  Best Life: Dealing with OCD during pandemic

About one in 50 people suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, repeatedly washing their hands or worrying that they’ve touched something or someone they shouldn’t have.

  Best Life: Finding time in the new workplace

Whether you’re an early bird, night owl or somewhere in between, scientists have found the best times to do certain office tasks based on our productivity cycles.

  Best Life: Therapeutic hypothermia saving newborns

Approximately 38 million babies will be born in the U.S. this year. For most moms, the delivery is normal.

  Best Life: How to convince your boss to work remotely for good

If you enjoy the flexibility, how can you convince your boss to let you work from home indefinitely?

  Best Life: Ways to reduce obesity in children

Nearly one out of four children and teens in developed countries is overweight or obese.

  Best Life: Treating abdominal aortic aneurysms -- skip the antibiotics?

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are a swelling or ballooning in the major blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lower half of the body.

  Best Life: Burned out! Women and the double-double shift

In a new Gallup poll, three out of five people want to continue to remotely work—indefinitely. But for working women, this new arrangement could be hurting, not helping them.

  Best Life: Nutrition labels get a makeover

Are you a label reader? Most of us at least glance at the labels on the back of the box for a calorie count or serving size.