If, like many Americans, you put off visiting a doctor during the pandemic, consider asking for a longer appointment, getting bloodwork and screenings in advance, and setting an agenda.

  • Stacey Colino
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If, like many Americans, you put off visiting a doctor during the pandemic, consider asking for a longer appointment, getting bloodwork and screenings in advance, and setting an agenda.

  • Stacey Colino
  • ·

Dentists say they’ve seen an increase in tooth-grinding, cavities and periodontal disease in patients who are returning for checkups.

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The best way to prevent burnout is to change the workplace, but experts also have advice for employees who are dealing with it.

These older amateur athletes made their post-pandemic returns at a heat-filled tennis tournament, but their paths to success may be helpful for many competitors, regardless of sport.

  • Matt Fuchs
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Millions of children are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children get inoculated to prevent covid-19, which has killed an estimated 300 to 600 kids in the United States.

The CDC’s findings on the increase in suspected teen suicide attempts “suggest more severe distress among young females than has been identified in previous reports during the pandemic,” the report says.

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Too many food programs focus on providing adequate calories rather than adequate nutrition, experts say.

  • Cara Rosenbloom
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‘Revenge bedtime procrastination’ rose with the pandemic, as lines between work, home and school were erased.

Showering in the morning or at night is a personal preference, dermatologists say. For skin health and hygiene, focus more on how you do it.

Those unable to be vaccinated will still need outdoor shade, while people who have certain medical conditions will also need to shelter from the sun. Here’s how to protect yourself.

  • Joanne Cleaver
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Experts give advice on understanding and dealing with bullies in the adult world.

  • Cathy Alter
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Experts say you should still use sunscreen despite a recent alarming study that prompted concerns about benzene.

  • Janna Mandell
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Experts hope Naomi Osaka’s actions will encourage more Americans to take time off when they need it — and more workplaces to make that possible.

Many health experts say they hope people will continue to wear masks after the coronavirus pandemic, at least in certain situations. Here's why.

Dogs can overindulge on cicadas; cats can be harmed by an insecticide called permethrin. Be aware of these and other summer hazards.

Sales of jump-ropes rose during the pandemic because of the activity’s affordability and convenience. Here’s how to pick a rope, size it and jump without injury.

  • Pam Moore
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To maximize focus: Do your work in chunks, schedule breaks in between, protect your most creative time and reduce distractions.

  • Keri Wiginton
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Black community leaders, University of Maryland, reach out to barbers, stylists, to emulate the Hyattsville, Md. model.

The option to hide like counts on Facebook and Instagram comes amid ongoing concerns about the potentially harmful effects of social media on mental health.

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