Health & Fitness

Helping veterans navigate mental health challenges

Philly Voice (Health) 1/25 3:15A The IBX Insights Team
There are about 18 million veterans in the United States. It’s estimated that about 20 percent of them may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression, significantly more than the general population (at about four percent). These...

The surprising health advantages of quitting smoking at any age

Philly Voice (Health) 1/22 5:45A Dr. Nuria Lopez-Pajares, for Ind
Quitting smoking is hard. Many people quit, then start again, then quit again, then start again. But even quitting temporarily is better than not quitting at all — and has plentiful health and quality-of-life benefits for smokers and non-smokers...

Health anxiety: What it is and how to manage it

Philly Voice (Health) 1/22 5:13A Peter Key, Sponsored by Independ
If you constantly find yourself worrying about having a disease, or believe every blemish on your skin may be a sign of skin cancer, you could be experiencing health anxiety.

How civic engagement positively impacts mental health

Philly Voice (Health) 1/19 7:48A The IBX Insights Team
Participating in activities that positively impact a community is considered civic engagement. When members of a community vote, volunteer, and share ideas publicly, it helps ensure that any changes made by local leadership truly reflect the...

Artificial intelligence in health care needs more regulation, WHO says

Philly Voice (Health) 1/19 6:53A Michaela Althouse
The World Health Organization released a number of guidelines Thursday on using generative artificial intelligence and other AI tools in health care. While generative AI can be useful in medicine, it has a record of producing false, inaccurate,...

New vaccines help reduce the risk of RSV in vulnerable populations

Philly Voice (Health) 1/19 6:19A Dr. Reetika Kumar, for Independe
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season begins in the fall and peaks during the winter months. If you’re an older adult, pregnant, or the parent of an infant, RSV can be a real threat. The good news is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Smart rings are becoming a trend for tracking important health metrics

Philly Voice (Health) 1/18 8:43A Chris Compendio
More companies are developing and releasing smart rings, which are worn on a finger and track important health metrics. Through biometric sensors, these rings can track a wearer's heart rate, body temperature, blood oxygen level, sleep quality...
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