Women continue to outlive men by an ever-widening margin. Across the life span, the risk of death is greater for males. Scientists are struggling to find out why, and what to do about it. The Washington Post explores. (Photo: Vlada Karpovic, via Pexels)
Climate change has increased the risk of nearly 60% of all known infectious diseases, including tick- and mosquito-borne diseases — like Lyme disease and dengue — and various food- and waterborne infections. Yale University reports.
Compact and easy-to-use, portable automated external defibrillators save lives in cases of heart attack. A writer from ChristianityToday weighs in on why congregations should have AEDs on hand. (Photo: Creative Commons)
With childhood obesity continuing to skyrocket, many parents are foregoing the usual candy-laden Easter baskets for their children. The Modern Mom Lounge blog offers some alternatives to the sugar-filled basket.
The drugs have attracted hundreds of thousands of non-diabetics because it helps them shed weight. But in many cases the weight returned when they stopped taking them. The Wall Street Journal reports. (Photo: Andres Ayrton via Pexels)
Chipping away at a full night’s sleep in favor of a few hours of wakefulness can carry some harmful health consequences, this Harvard Medical School report says. This article explains the risks, but also gives tips on how to get enough sleep. (Photo: Meagan, Creative Commons)
We live our best lives when we are healthy in body, mind and spirit – and this focus on holistic well-being is a focus of parish nurses. The Westberg Institute offers great information about establishing a parish nursing program in your congregation.
As the opioid crisis continues to cause thousands of overdose deaths per year, many churches keep NARCAN on hand and train congregants in its use. Given at the onset of an overdose, it can save a life. This CDC resource provides solid information on the medication.
In winter, some people feel blue or depressed because of seasonal affective disorder, believed to be related to brain chemical changes caused by winter’s shorter days and less sun. Johns Hopkins Medicine explains and offers tips on coping.
OK, so the holidays are over. Looking back, you’ve enjoyed yourself but have put on a few pounds. It’s time to get serious about your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Here, from Healthline, are 23 resolutions you can keep!