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  Best Life: Avoiding the COVID-19 student slump

Millions of kids nationwide are spending hours at home now completing lessons online at their own pace or in virtual class settings.

  Best Life: Principal shares story to help inspire kids to stay in school

  Best Life: Five questions to ask before getting a divorce

  Best Life: New procedure restores donated organs

  Best Life: Blood marker being used in dementia study

  Best Life: Breakthroughs in the fight against HIV

  Best Life: Sounds reveal secrets to knee health

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  Best Life: Decide when you need back surgery

  Best Life: Cork tree bark could help fight prostate cancer tumors

  Best Life: Fake-up, avoiding counterfeit cosmetics

  Best Life: Surprising sources of caffeine

  Best Life: First FDA approved drug for scleroderma

  Best Life: New procedure reduces risk of stroke

  Best Life: Getting vaccines as an adult

As we all wait for a coronavirus vaccine, there are some other vaccines you need to be aware of.

  Best Life: New procedure to help with liver donations

Almost 115,000 people are on the transplant waiting list.

  Best Life: What to eat for a whiter smile

Each year, Americans spend more than a billion dollars on teeth whitening products.

  Best Life: Long pandemic planning

State by state, businesses and restaurants are reopening, and governors are lifting stay at home orders.

  Best Life: COVID-19 vaccine candidate is applied like a band-aid

  Best Life: Tools to help kids recover from traumatic brain injuries

  Best Life: Fighting medical bills, do’s and don’ts

  Best Life: Obesity in America, new projections and new solutions

  Best Life: Social isolation can cause chronic inflammation

  Best Life: Social recession due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Best Life: Keeping grandparents safe during COVID-19

Grandparents are advised to physically distance themselves from their grandkids.

  Best Life: Cost of raiding your retirement

The coronavirus crisis has rattled the global economy. In these desperate financial times, you might be tempted to pull from your retirement early. But is this a good idea?

  Best Life: Filing taxes and impact on kids

Last year, 25 million Americans received the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit.

  Best Life: Securing a job in a pandemic

This year, more than 3.8 million students in the U.S. will graduate from college.

  Best Life: Fighting COVID on the frontlines, ventilator app

There are 160,000 ventilators in the United States. During this crisis, many have been deployed to the centers where the need has been greatest.

  Best Life: Screen time during quarantine

The World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in with screen time guidelines.

  Best Life: Natural breast reconstruction, an alternative to implants

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. This year alone, 276,000 will be told they have it.

  Best Life: Pandemic leftovers, how long do they last?

It’s been the norm for several months… stocking up on food and basic necessities. It seems with little more to do… food shopping is non-stop.

  Best Life: Serotonin linked to autism

One in 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or, ASD.

  Best Life: Learning about COVID-19 models

Epidemiologists use a computerized mathematical process called modeling to give health experts information they need to understand and combat COVID-19.

  Best Life: Staying mentally healthy during COVID-19

Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur after a shocking or dangerous event directly impacts you.

  Best Life: New device eliminates need for staples or stitches

A new device the size of a bandage is allowing orthopedic surgeons to close wounds safely and quickly, with better cosmetic results.

  Best Life: Caring for hospitalized kids during COVID-19

The hospital can already be a scary place for many kids and even more so now with added hospital restrictions due to COVID-19.

  Best Life: Pulse oximeters help monitor oxygen levels from home

Many patients who contract COVID-19 develop pneumonia and in some cases, patients don’t realize they have pneumonia until it’s very hard for them to catch their breath.

  Best Life: How to answer 5 basic interview questions correctly

In a one-week span in March, the coronavirus-based unemployment rate doubled from 3.3 to 6.6 million Americans.

  Best Life: Coronavirus effects on your heart

As the number of daily deaths from COVID-19 decline, there is an increase in the number of studies researching this novel virus.

  Best Life: Pilates helps patients with neurological conditions

The numbers are staggering! More than 100 million Americans, close to a third of the population, suffer from a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.

  Best Life: Learning to read - It’s never too late!

A law school graduate, a startup entrepreneur helping to raise $30 million in venture capital, and often being one of the very few women in the boardroom, this smart woman has accomplished many goals.

  Best Life: COVID-19 Grief - 4 steps to your new normal

Coronavirus has forever changed us. We are experiencing loss: loss of freedom, loss of connection, loss of normalcy.

  Best Life: How to protect your wedding plans in a post-COVID-19 world

Now that coronavirus has literally wiped out an entire season, planners are working around the clock to re-invent the wedding.

  Best Life: COVID-19 killing 40 million jobs so far; How to get out of the unemployment line

More than 47 million Americans could lose their jobs due to the economic impact caused by the coronavirus. That would be over 32 percent of the workforce out of work.

  Best Life: Saving lungs with new FDA approved drug

Imagine your lungs slowly hardening and shutting down. It’s difficult to breath or even walk. That’s what more than 200,000 people will begin to experience this year.

  Best Life: 3D hip replacement surgery

It’s a new method of hip surgery which is getting patients up and walking the same day.

  Best Life: Developing gonorrhea vaccine

It’s being called a young person’s disease, with the highest incidence of infection in people between the ages 15 to 24

  Best Life: 5 ways to help healthy habits stick

According to a Forbes article, 50 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, and 80 percent of them have already broken it by February.

  Best Life: Preschoolers and snacking in front of the TV

Preschool-aged children in the U.S. consume 30 percent of their daily energy in the form of sweet or salty snacks and sugar-sweetened drinks.

  Best Life: How to stop committing skin sins

From dry winter nights to the brutal summer sun, taking care of your skin is vital.

  Best Life: The best stock investment app for millennials in the market

At just 31 percent, millennials are the lowest percentage age group to own stocks.

  Best Life: Claiming social security

Most financial experts will suggest waiting as long as possible to claim your social security benefits.

  Best Life: Free health care perks to know about

If you hadn’t had a health issue before, the importance of affordable health care has really hit home... almost all of our homes, thanks to COVID-19.

  Best Life: New lung cancer screening option for smokers

Approximately 135,000 Americans will die this year from lung cancer.

  Best Life: Steps to improve your brain at any age

The U.S. population is aging rapidly. Nearly one in seven or almost 15 percent of Americans are 65 or older.

  Best Life: Dangers of Tylenol during pregnancy?

As many as 70 percent of pregnant women take acetaminophen – the generic name for Tylenol.

  Best Life: Deep brain stimulation helps people with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease can cause tremors, loss of balance and more importantly, loss of control.

  Best Life: Study finds economic stress leads to higher risk of child abuse

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an economic crisis. In fact, the outbreak put more Americans out of work in three weeks than the great recession did in two years.

  Best Life: Ways to combat COVID-19 anxiety

In a given year, 18 percent of the U.S. population will struggle with anxiety and seven percent will have at least one major depressive episode.

  Best Life: 'Cancer pen’ helps diagnose cancer without surgery

It’s called the ‘cancer pen’ and is used to help diagnose cancerous tumors.

  Best Life: More seniors are using marijuana

Weed, pot, grass, dope… whatever you call it, more and more people are doing it.

  Best Life: Reduce child stress with mindfulness training

The coronavirus pandemic has caused stress for everyone – including kids. Now a new study shows there may be easy ways to help your little ones stay mentally healthy during this uncertain time.

  Best Life: Can you boost your immune system against COVID-19?

With tens of thousands of people dying from the coronavirus just in the U.S. and more than two million infected worldwide, some are stocking up on supplements to boost their immune system.

  Best Life: Coronavirus and changing times

War, depression, recession, and now coronavirus. All of these things are devastating, and yet, after all, is said and done, what we learn can have negative fallout and also positive impacts.

  Best Life: Dangers of women binge drinking

We’ll share the benefits of cutting back, and the new sober curious movement that’s on the rise to combat this issue.

  Best Life: Couples surviving COVID-19 together

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced couples everywhere to social distance from the outside world and spend more time with each other!

  Best Life: More dangers of social isolation

We are all too familiar with social distancing. But some say we should use the word physical distancing instead.

  Best Life: COVID-19 strikes again - homeschooling and the learning disabled

Most parents are learning new respect for our teachers. With most schools closed until fall, mom and dad have had to step up by either homeschooling or making sure online classes are being done.

  Best Life: Helping the blind see, new device uses light to help establish items

Thirty-nine million people worldwide are living in total darkness … legally blind.

  Best Life: Coronavirus, playing games with your mind

Coronavirus is playing games with our minds! It’s true! All this social distancing and self-imposed quarantine can wear on your psyche.

  Best Life: Faster donor matching

About 500 heart transplants are performed each year in the U.S. on children aged 17 and under.

  Best Life: Helping minority women succeed in business

Minority women are one of the fastest-growing demographics of the workplace—yet women of color make up almost half of the lowest-paid employees.

  Best Life: Hydrogels, the new tool to help heal tumors

Hydrogels, or smart gels, look and feel a lot like jello.

  Best Life: Grandparents thrown into opioid crisis

The opioid epidemic continues to hit our country hard. Last year, more than 46,000 people died from overdoses, leaving thousands of children without parents.

  Best Life: Robotic ROSA enables doctors to stop seizures

Around 500,000 children in the U.S. have epileptic seizures. The effects can be devastating, especially when medicine can’t help.

  Best Life: COVID-19 Strikes Again - Homeschooling and the learning disabled

Most parents are learning new respect for our teachers.

  Best Life: Discussing death with kids

The images all around us can be upsetting for adults, and especially scary for children.

  Best Life: Augment Therapy - Using games to help kids heal

Physical therapy for most of us, the idea makes us cringe.

  Best Life: Keep kids learning at home by playing math and reading games

With many preschools and daycares around the country closed due to COVID-19, parents are worried that their young kids might not be learning the school readiness skills they need.

  Best Life: Teens and anxiety during COVID-19

Being a teenager is hard enough. Now the COVID-19 crisis is making it even more challenging for some.

  Best Life: How to manage kids’ COVID-19 stress

Disasters and their aftermath have caused short-term and long-term trauma and anxiety for kids.