Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic

What young people find when they go looking for fitness information can be highly problematic. They are likely to come across harmful “thinspiration” and “fitspiration” posts celebrating slim or sculpted bodies, or even sites that encourage eating disordered behavior. Worse, algorithms record online search information and are “deliberately designed to feed harmful weight loss content…

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A Wedding Planner With a Lot on Her Plate

Nathalie Cadet-James started Luxe Fete, an event planning and design studio, in 2009. Like many others in the industry, the pandemic forced her to shift her focus from over-the-top luxury weddings to producing shippable celebration boxes for intimate gatherings. “When the pandemic hit, weddings stopped,” said Ms. Cadet-James, 44, who lives in Miami with her…

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Doctors Harness the Power of Human Connections

Last year, the V.A. started “a new social prescription program,” called Compassionate Contact Corps. Originally a home visitation program, it was restarted as a teleservice for veterans experiencing loneliness and social isolation when the pandemic hit. About 1,000 veterans are participating in the program, which involves phone or video calls with trained volunteers and requires…

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Mayo Clinic preclinical discovery triggers wound healing, skin regeneration

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Difficult-to-treat, chronic wounds in preclinical models healed with normal scar-free skin after treatment with an acellular product discovered at Mayo Clinic. Derived from platelets, the purified exosomal product, known as PEP, was used to deliver healing messages into cells of preclinical animal models of ischemic wounds. The Mayo Clinic research team documented…

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