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  Best Life: Using wartime strategies to save lives at home

It can be the toughest of situations, working on the wounded in a war zone or combat field hospital. The injuries can be devastating.

  Best Life: Get your elective surgeries now

  Best Life: Eat your way to healthy hair

  Best Life: The link between blood type and COVID-19

  Best Life: Zimmer total ankle replacement

  Best Life: Calming COVID-19 fears through music

  Best Life: Tips on how to get hired through Zoom

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  Best Life: Talking to kids with disabilities about COVID-19

  Best Life: Avoiding storm scammers during storm season

  Best Life: 2020 grads and grief in a pandemic

  Best Life: Retire with a million dollars

  Best Life: Life changer for those with Down syndrome

  Best Life: College student rising star in brain tumor research

  Best Life: Putting more puppies in the hands of veterans

Service dogs. They do everything from helping veterans suffering from PTSD to the disabled live everyday life.

  Best Life: Watch what you say, how to silence microaggressions

In the wake of protests across the country, it is clear that prejudice, bias, and discrimination are a lot more common than many people would like to admit.

  Best Life: Intubation cubes help protect health care workers and COVID-19 patients

The sickest COVID-19 patients sometimes need to rely on mechanical ventilation to breathe.

  Best Life: New methods to help fight off superbugs during pandemic

The COVID-19 virus has infected four million people in the U.S. and killed more than 150,000.

  Best Life: Connecting essential workers with essential support

  Best Life: New foods you can grill

  Best Life: Small envelope device helps infection during heart surgery

  Best Life: Tips to prevent hammertoe

  Best Life: Experimental treatment for cystinosis

  Best Life: Don’t self soothe with booze

  Best Life: Pandemic has changed food label guidelines

If you or a loved one has a food intolerance or allergy, you should pay attention to this story.

  Best Life: The truth about trendy teeth whitening products

Forty-five million Americans, which is 14 percent of the population, have had professional teeth whitening.

  Best Life: Corneal transplants to help shingle patients see

Shingles is a painful complication caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.

  Best Life: Healing impact of trauma centered yoga

Eight million Americans are suffering from PTSD right now.

  Best Life: Ibuprofen’s effects on COVID-19

Americans take about 30 billion doses of ibuprofen or similar drugs every year!

  Best Life: Coping with OCD during COVID-19

Fears of transmitting coronavirus have everyone checking the news and being extra careful with handwashing.

  Best Life: Doctors help man regain singing voice after vocal cord cancer

About 10,000 new cases of vocal cord cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S.

Decatur mom sees growth in homeschool community

She said she has several parents reach out to her every week with questions about homeschooling.

  Best Life: Coronavirus myths - fact vs. fiction

The coronavirus has infected millions of people globally and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths.

  Best Life: Summer diets, separating fact from fiction

An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year.

  Best Life: New medicine for migraines

It’s estimated more than 38 million Americans suffer from migraines.

  Best Life: Living together... happily unmarried

Sounds surprising, but more people are living together unmarried than married.

  Best Life: Facial recognition software helps doctors during aneurysm surgery

It’s called a silent killer. It can strike without warning and cause sudden death.

  Best Life: Ways to purify the air inside your home

Seven million. That’s the number of deaths due to air pollution every year, from smog hanging over cities to chemicals and smoke inside your home.

  Best Life: COVID-19 cleanup - disinfecting your office

If you work in an office environment, you probably spend more hours there than you do anywhere.

  Best Life: New treatment to help patients with hemophilia A

Every year about 400 babies are born with hemophilia A.

Parents of children with special needs face tough decisions on sending them to school during pandemic

Parents with school-aged children are currently staring down the barrel of a tough decision for this school year: send your child to class during a pandemic or keep them home and utilize virtual learning.

  Best Life: Detecting juvenile idiopathic arthritis

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month.

  Best Life: Quarantine cocktails, how to control drinking during pandemic

Alcohol is one of the most widely accepted and used drugs worldwide.

  Best Life: Homeschooling children with learning disabilities

About one in five children in the U.S. has learning and attention issues.

  Best Life: Is now the time for a post-COVID lockdown refinance?

For proof that the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on our financial wellbeing… look no further than the mortgage market!

  Best Life: Doctors use tissue from thigh to replace woman’s tongue

This year, more than 53,000 adults in the U.S. will be diagnosed with an oral cancer.

  Best Life: The do’s and don’ts of tech etiquette during the pandemic

Due to the coronavirus, we’ve all become a bit more tech-savvy.

  Best Life: Keeping COVID-19 away when getting back to the gym

COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions have been lifted in many states and for some, that means back to the gym.

  Best Life: What to do if you plan to take a gap year

The coronavirus has changed life as we know it.

  Best Life: Easy ways to save every month

With over 40 million Americans out of work, many are struggling financially.

  Best Life: Face down to fight COVID-19 pneumonia

It’s one of the lessons from the hospital frontlines and it was reinforced during the recent coronavirus pandemic— positioning matters

  Best Life: Weighted vest to help elderly with exercise

Weight loss can be a tricky topic.

  Best Life: COVID-19 greatly impacting the African American community

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 112,000 Americans.

  Best Life: Football player speaking up for Alzheimer’s research

African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as older white Americans.

  Best Life: Preventing frailty, steps to help you live longer

Frailty is a term that many people hear, but very few understand. I

  Best Life: Signs of COVID-19 stress in kids

The COVID-19 crisis has everyone on edge, even kids. But how your children respond to COVID-19 stress might be different than you expect.

  Best Life: Detecting breast cancer in African American women

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, breast cancer is the most common cancer for Black women in the U.S.

  Best Life: Scammers taking advantage of seniors

Five million seniors are victims of abuse annually.

  Best Life: Questions to ask about nursing home safety

More than half of older adults have stayed in a nursing home at some point, even if it was just rehab.

  Best Life: Vaping, teens and COVID-19

If you think your teen or young adult doesn’t vape, or vaping is safer than cigarettes, you might want to think again.

  Best Life: Parrot Rescue - saving our feathered friends

Dogs, cats, fish… these are the top three pets people keep in the U.S. number four—birds!

  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: Teens stepping up to help out during COVID-19 pandemic

Out of school and nothing to do?

  Best Life: Friendship circles, bringing teens together

Let’s face it. Teenagers can be pretty self-absorbed.

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

One in six children live in poverty in the United States. These children are more likely to drop out of school, become unemployed adults, and end up behind bars.

  Best Life: Five questions to ask before getting a divorce

For some, life in lockdown had you re-evaluating your relationship.

  Best Life: New procedure restores donated organs

Cancer, COPD, fibrosis, there are many reasons why someone may need a lung transplant.

  Best Life: Blood marker being used in dementia study

Nearly 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, which affects their memory, language, and family relationships.

  Best Life: Breakthroughs in the fight against HIV

One point one million people are living with the HIV virus right now. One in seven don’t even know they have it.

  Best Life: Sounds reveal secrets to knee health

Creaks… crackle… crunch… loud sounds from your knee are usually never a good sign, but what about sounds you can’t hear?

  Best Life: Decide when you need back surgery

Those of us suffering from back problems will do about anything to be pain-free… even surgery.

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

In the fight against aggressive prostate cancer, researchers are discovering that what’s old is new again.

  Best Life: Fake-up, avoiding counterfeit cosmetics

We’ve all heard of counterfeit Gucci and Louis Vuitton, but what about your makeup?

  Best Life: Surprising sources of caffeine

Coffee is a quick way to jumpstart your morning and keep you alert at work.

  Best Life: First FDA approved drug for scleroderma

It strikes suddenly, usually women between the ages of 30 and 50 and no one knows why

  Best Life: New procedure reduces risk of stroke

This year 140,000 people will die from a stroke. It happens when blood flow to the brain is blocked.

  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

There are several COVID-19 vaccines in human clinical trials right now, and more than 100 worldwide in development.

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

Falls… accidents… abuse. About 812,000 kids in the U.S. visit an emergency room for a traumatic brain injury every year.