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Civil unrest and domestic terrorism at the U.S. Capitol, and the threat of additional violent protests across the nation — compounded with an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans — has many people struggling with their mental health. Dr. Robert Bright, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, says it's a real problem in this country, as these events take an emotional toll ...

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A: As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, its effects on our everyday lives feel never-ending. As parents, we want to provide our children with a sense of consistency and normalcy in the middle of a time filled with uncertainty, fear and change — not an easy task to accomplish. We are all grappling with the ever-changing rules and demands placed on us by our “new normal” life at home, school and ...

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The other day, a 60-something widowed female client of mine received a message on Match.com from an accomplished, seemingly nice man. In her first response back to him, she asked — point blank — “Why have you never been married?” He replied very politely, saying that it was a combination of things, some work-related and some more personal. But do I think he owed her a response? No, I don’t. I ...

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While millions wait for a lifesaving shot, the U.S. death count from COVID-19 continues to soar upward with horrifying speed. On Tuesday, the last full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the death toll reached 400,000 — a once-unthinkable number. More than 100,000 Americans have perished in the pandemic in just the past five weeks. In the U.S., someone now dies of COVID-19 every 26 seconds. And ...

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Para los sin techo latinos, indocumentados y sin poder hablar inglés, el camino hacia la estabilidad no está en los canales habituales financiados por los contribuyentes Una noche invernal, unos días antes de Navidad, Juan Díaz vio a un anciano cojeando mientras trataba de vender mazapanes frente a una taquería en el oeste de Chicago. Díaz había visto al hombre antes mientras volvía a casa del ...

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Making children happy became a parenting goal in the early 1970s. The paradox, as everyone with a modicum of commonsense knows, is that the more effort parents put into making a child happy, the more unhappy the child becomes. Underneath the cute appearance of an infant lurks a tyrant. I would have been expelled from graduate school for writing that sentence, but as loathe as many of today’s ...

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LOS ANGELES — Amid widespread confusion over when and how senior citizens can get the coronavirus vaccine, two Los Angeles County supervisors are urging that people 65 and older be inoculated immediately. “Gov. Gavin Newsom has encouraged all counties to start vaccinating residents 65 and older so that we can protect our residents who are most vulnerable to this virus,” Supervisor Janice Hahn ...

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Days after a new report showing that fatal overdoses have skyrocketed to record highs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal Department of Health and Human Services has relaxed a regulation around prescribing addiction medication in an effort to combat the rising death toll. Buprenorphine, a popular opioid addiction treatment drug, has long had its prescribing restricted by the federal ...

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Dear Healthy Men: I had a nasty case of COVID-19 several months ago. It’s taken a while, but I’m fully recovered — except for one thing: I’ve been having trouble getting and keeping an erection. I know that most men have erection troubles at some point, but I never have before and I’m wondering whether there could be any connection between COVID and sexual difficulties. A: What a great ...