Tips on Fall Garden Cleanup

In the fall, it used to be you cleaned up every last leaf like mad. It was considered good garden sanitation. But now we know otherwise: That’s bad for the environment, killing beneficial insects that love all the leaf litter, which keeps them warm during the winter, and interrupting the food web. If we arm…

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A Smarter Fall Cleanup

In the fall, it used to be you cleaned up every last leaf like mad. It was considered good garden sanitation. But now we know otherwise: That’s bad for the environment, killing beneficial insects that love all the leaf litter, which keeps them warm during the winter, and interrupting the food web. If we arm…

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Jewel Wants You to Be Present

Jewel, the singer-songwriter, has four pieces of advice when dealing with anxiety: “One is: turn off the news,” she said. “Two is: watch what the environment and the mood that is in your house. Three is: start a gratitude practice. I’d say four is: learn to meditate.” Jewel, 46, who gained fame at the age…

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She Craved Salt and Felt Nauseated for Months. What Was Wrong?

The waiter had barely put the plate in front of her when the 46-year-old woman felt the color drain from her face. She was in Fresno, Calif., on a work trip and had come to a restaurant to meet an old friend for dinner. But all of a sudden her stomach dropped — the way…

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Drink coffee after breakfast, not before, for better metabolic control

A strong, black coffee to wake you up after a bad night’s sleep could impair control of blood sugar levels, according to a new study. Research from the Centre for Nutrition, Exercise & Metabolism at the University of Bath (UK) looked at the effect of broken sleep and morning coffee across a range of different…

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Extra visit time with patients may explain wage gap for female physicians

A new study led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis sheds light on why female primary care physicians receive lower wages than their male counterparts. The study found that female PCPs generated 11 percent less revenue due to conducting 11 percent fewer visits in a year (doctors are…

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Researchers developing tool to predict medication response in mental health patients

ATLANTA—A team of Georgia State scientists has received a two-year, $875,110 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to further develop a tool to help psychiatrists treat mood disorders. The researchers are based at the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS), a tri-institutional effort supported by Georgia State University, Georgia…

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GSA creates COVID-19 decision aid for social situations

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has developed a COVID-19 decision aid to help people make an informed decision when they consider interacting with other people or taking part in activities outside their home. This interactive tool (also available in PDF format…

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NIH funds first nationwide network to study rare forms of diabetes

A nationwide study funded by the National Institutes of Health will seek to discover the cause of several unusual forms of diabetes. For years, doctors and researchers have been stymied by cases of diabetes that differ from known types. Through research efforts at 20 U.S. research institutions, the study aims to discover new forms of…

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