Category Archives: CNN – Health

How to improve posture and relieve pain with your breath

In the first article of our series, we established why breathing is your superpower, impacting virtually all aspects of your health and wellness. In this second installment, we take a closer look at how breathing can improve your posture, enhance your mobility, and relieve common aches and pains. I also share the same positional breathing…MORE

US births fell during the pandemic, CDC data show

The number of births in the United States fell by 4% last year, much of it likely due to the pandemic, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s “the largest annual decline in the number of births since 1973,” CDC researchers wrote in their report. Births had…MORE

What the Delta variant could mean for Covid-19 in the United States

What the Delta variant could mean for Covid-19 in the United States

A coronavirus variant first spotted in India is poised to become the dominant one in the United States, where infectious disease modelers say it could cause a “resurgence” of Covid-19 later this year. And it may already account for 1 in every 5 infections nationwide, experts say. The Delta variant, as it’s now called, has…MORE

Parents need to start talking about puberty early

Parents need to start talking about puberty early

When my oldest child turned 11, I figured it was time to talk birds and bees and bodily changes, and purchased a couple of books that friends had recommended. When I tried to read the books with her, or get her to read them herself, or otherwise talk about puberty, she either covered her ears…MORE

Living with a short sleep gene: ‘It’s a gift’

Living with a short sleep gene: ‘It’s a gift’

For as long as he can remember, Brad Johnson knew he was different. “I’ve never been normal when it came to sleep,” Brad told CNN. “Other people, even some of my siblings, slept eight, nine, 10 hours a night. I just couldn’t do it, it was physically impossible. If you paid me a million dollars…MORE

More infectious variant now makes up 20% of coronavirus samples tested, Fauci says

More infectious variant now makes up 20% of coronavirus samples tested, Fauci says

The Delta coronavirus variant, which is highly transmissible and possibly more dangerous than current predominant variants, now makes up more than 20% of all samples sequenced in the United States after the percentage doubled in a recent two-week period, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. The country seems to be following a pattern seen in the United…MORE

Drinking coffee of any type cuts risk for liver problems, study says

Drinking coffee of any type cuts risk for liver problems, study says

Drinking up to three or four cups of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee a day reduces your risk of developing and dying from chronic liver diseases, a new study found. Coffee drinkers were 21% less likely to develop chronic liver disease, 20% less likely to develop chronic or fatty liver disease, and 49% less likely to…MORE

International Day of Yoga 2021: Find the path to your well-being

International Day of Yoga 2021: Find the path to your well-being

Maybe you need a mental escape from stress. Perhaps you need time to rejuvenate your health. You might simply want to feel more limber. The International Day of Yoga — which is on Monday, June 21 — could be the day that jump-starts a healthy new habit. The day has been designated by the United…MORE