Sleep Aide: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Sleep expert Rachel Manber, PhD, has seen the pervasive miseries of insomnia. Patients who are frustrated and fatigued tell her that they toss in bed all night, seeking that elusive comfortable spot. Others give up evening outings or vacations to avoid messing up their sleep schedules. Still others get anxious at bedtime, pondering whether to take sleep medications or wind down with a nightcap.

Can You Catch COVID-19 Through Your Eyes?

You can catch COVID-19 if an infected person coughs or sneezes and contagious droplets enter your nose or mouth. But can you become ill if the virus lands in your eyes?

Testing Sewage to Gauge Spread of Coronavirus

Given the shortage of COVID-19 testing, it’s hard for any community to gauge how widespread the disease has truly become. Now, researchers in places as far-flung as Montana, Paris, and the Netherlands are using a proxy: measuring levels of the coronavirus in untreated sewage to see how much the infection is circulating among people.

How Do You Choose Who Gets a Ventilator?

If ventilators get scarce in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, which patients will get one of these life-saving machines? Who will decide and how? Are there any guidelines in place? What’s considered fair and just?

ADHD in Girls

Fidgeting with one’s hands and feet. Not staying seated. Interrupting instead of waiting for a turn to speak…

Panic Strategy

Panic is good. In the right context, of course. The symptoms of panic—a racing heart, rapid breathing, sweating—strike when our bodies are mobilizing to fight or flee, says Elizabeth Duval, PhD, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan…

When a Dog Bites

When your pooch is fighting with another dog, you could easily become the casualty. As you try to snatch your pet’s collar, she swings around and bites your arm, leaving a nasty wound…

The Ties That Bind

For decades, Everett and Claire McNamara were inseparable. Everett had worked at a noisy book…

Tim Zaal

Can Hate Be Healed?

Can hate be healed? The question has been central to Tim Zaal’s life. When Zaal…

Baggage Check

It’s a tale of two men. Alfred Paine began life in wealth and privilege. His…

Out on a Limb

If Lynne Boschee were to draw her family tree of depression, it would branch across…

An elderly couple rollerblading together.

The Art of Aging Gracefully

In Nora Ephron’s best-selling book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, she laments the sorry…

Going Gluten-Free

The gluten-free diet: it’s fashionable, but who really needs it? Within the past decade, going…

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