Cardiology

Caring for your heart is critical during the winter months

We may be starting the new year with mild temperatures, but we still have a long stretch of winter months ahead. As the temperatures inevitably turn more seasonable, it's important to keep up with your health, especially ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Lonely and isolated – but not by choice

The unpredictable winter weather can be dangerous for anybody. It can have a greater impact on older adults who struggle with their concerns for safety against their ability to get out of the house.

Health

Stay safe, play safe in a winter wonderland

(HealthDay)—When you're outdoors enjoying the winter weather, be sure to protect against cold temperature-related injuries, a sports medicine expert says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Harsh winter brings some psychological benefits, says researcher

University at Buffalo researcher Mark Seery, who studies stress and coping, says the severe winter weather seems at first glance to have few redeeming qualities. Frigid temperatures and daily battles with mounds of snow ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will climate change mean worse flu seasons?

(HealthDay)—Mild winters where few people catch the flu tend to be followed by serious flu outbreaks the next year, a new study finds, suggesting that global warming could mean harsher flu seasons ahead.

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