The brain and the gut are connected, so when uncertainty and isolation triggers stress, gut health can suffer. But a focus on diet and mindfulness can help manage symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Stress associated with COVID-19 is as much a part of the current atmosphere as is the virus. That stress contributed to the sales of cigarettes rose for the first time in 20 years, according to a new study from Georgia State University.
Like many hospitals and businesses across Georgia and the U.S., Emory Healthcare is experiencing staffing challenges. For health care institutions, this situation has been exacerbated by the direct impact of care teams’ tireless response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Administrators are preparing now for students who may have fallen behind academically as well as those who may be experiencing increased anxiety and depression.
Dog and cat adoptions climbed in 2020. Pets have been constant companions — easing our grief and fears. Now it's our turn to ease dogs' separation anxiety, as we head back out into the world.
A recent study from Augusta University Medical Center finds the pandemic triggered a more than 40% increase in insomnia disorder among their health care workers.
COVID has made life for people with autism more difficult because the pandemic directly affects social functioning and everyday routines. But individuals on the spectrum have also experienced pleasant changes
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the Zoom meeting a fixture of our lives — and even our deaths. As gatherings became unsafe, funeral businesses have shifted much of what they do online.
CNN's chief medical correspondent says it's never too late to develop new brain pathways. Even small changes, like switching up the hand you use to hold your fork, can help optimize brain health.
Mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, researchers find. Nearly 25% of Americans are depressed, particularly those who have low incomes and have lost a job or a loved one.
Many doctors are suffering burnout five months into the pandemic. But the toll is compounded for Latino doctors serving heavily affected Latino communities. Some are now beginning to seek help.
A writer shares how his wife's journey with cancer prepared them both to adapt during this unpredictable and chaotic time.
For many cancer patients, daily life can feel full of risky choices involving work, family, friends and money. Nearly every option pits the risks of catching the coronavirus against other downsides.