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‘Invisible labor’ taking a toll on mothers’ well-being: What you need to know

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStockBY: DR. SAUMYA DAVE(NEW YORK) — Whether it’s keeping track of groceries, coordinating the kids’ schedules or helping children cope with schoolwork and relationships, mothers traditionally do a lot of work that’s often unseen and can feel unappreciated.Moms have been calling out the push-pull of work that’s necessary but unappreciated and exhausting for decades. But…read more »

Public health officials confirm measles outbreak in Washington state at 22 cases

Hailshadow/iStock(CLARK COUNTY, Wash.) — Cases of measles have skyrocketed in one county in Washington state, according to public health officials.Twenty-two cases of measles have been reported in Clark County since Jan. 1, according to the Clark County Public Health website.The majority of cases — 17 — have been in children ages one to 10, county…read more »

How to do a pull-up with perfect form

ABC News(NEW YORK) — For 2019, ABC News’ Good Morning America meteorologist Ginger Zee, a mother of two and avid exerciser, set a new wellness goal: to be able to do eight pull-ups and 30 push-ups in great form.Zee started off the year able to do three pull-ups and turned to her friend and personal…read more »

Feeling burnout? Here are the symptoms and what you can do about it

PeopleImages/iStock(NEW YORK) — In our world of 24/7 communication, demands and pressure, everyone seems to always be run-down or overwhelmed.But feelings that go even beyond that, making it hard to do even the simplest of tasks, may be a sign of burnout.”It means we’re over-allocated,” Bea Arthur, a New York City-based licensed therapist, said of…read more »

How to pick the right shoe for your workout

BrianAJackson/iStock(NEW YORK) — Starting 2019 on the right foot can quickly lead to foot pain if the shoes you’re working out in are not right.Whether you are running, cross-training or weight lifting, comfort is key, according to Stephanie Blozy, the owner of a Fleet Feet Sports store in West Hartford, Connecticut.”If the shoe feels comfortable…read more »

How dogs are saving diabetics’ lives

iStockBy DR. AZKA AFZAL  (NEW YORK) — Can a dog’s nose save a diabetic’s life? Man’s best friends are known to sniff out bombs, drugs and even bedbugs, but can they smell trouble for type 1 diabetics?A new study done in the U.K. shows that the diabetic “alert” dogs were able to detect 70 percent…read more »

Promising new drug for aggressive stage IV breast cancer encounters setback

Tero Vesalainen/iStockBY: DR. TIFFANY TRUONG (WASHINGTON) — Federal approval of a highly anticipated breast cancer drug was delayed by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The drug, sacituzumab govitecan, which is produced by Immunomedics, was previously designated a “breakthrough therapy” by the FDA “based on preliminary evidence that it demonstrates substantial improvement over existing…read more »