We’ll give you the good news first: January has *finally* come to a close, which puts us one month closer to spring. The not-as-good news: February is notorious for bringing along gnarly weather, prolonging – and even intensifying – the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. If gray days, early sunsets, and frigid temps are getting you down, consult our guide for assuaging some of the symptoms of SAD.
By now you’ve probably heard the term ‘tripledemic,’ the (deeply) unsettling term referring to the three illnesses of the moment: COVID-19, the flu and RSV. This trifecta has hit just in time for the holiday season, a Grinch-like gift that has everyone on edge.
We all do what we need to survive, which sometimes means not knowing everything. Other capable people can carry the heavy pieces of information that are not essential to know as a patient – healthcare professionals, caretakers, family members, friends, and sherpas can hold them for the short or long term.
‘Tis the season to play everyone’s least favorite guessing game: is it allergies, a cold, the flu or COVID-19? Save yourself the strategizing – there’s no way out of this Squid Game but through it, so we’ve put together our top tips for staying healthy through the next several months.
As a team that spends much of their time helping others navigate their healthcare journeys, we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Handling your health can be something of an obstacle course, whether you’re generally well or require more serious medical care. That's why health literacy is so important, starting with these four healthcare hacks to know.