What Is Average Blood Pressure by Age?

Do you know your blood pressure numbers?  When was the last time you checked it?  Read more here.

Blood pressure (BP) measures the force pressed against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body.

Average blood pressure differs by sex and tends to rise with age. It’s important to know how blood pressure affects your health.

This article will cover how doctors differentiate between “normal” blood pressure and hypertension (high blood pressure). It will also discuss the health risks involved with hypertension, how you can monitor your blood pressure, and when you should call your doctor.

Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted Through Food?

Key Takeaways

  • According to the CDC, there is no evidence that suggests that COVID-19 can be spread through the handling or consumption of food.
  • Because COVID-19 is an enveloped virus, the virus will die outside of the body, making the transmission of COVID-19 through food highly unlikely.
  • It’s best to avoid indoor dining, prepare your food at home, and wash your hands and produce.


The 10 Best Light Therapy Lamps of 2020 – Beat the Winter Blues With These Lights

Using a light therapy lamp can be an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is associated with the lack of sunlight that occurs in winter months. Because individuals take in less natural light in winter compared to sunnier seasons, they experience a drop in serotonin, the “happy chemical” that naturally occurs in our bodies. This can make some people feel more drowsy and depressed.1 Light therapy lamps can provide feel-good natural lighting when it’s not present in our environment. Read more about these lights here.

Expect Mild Side Effects From COVID-19 Vaccines, CDC Advisory Group Says

Key Takeaways

  • Participants in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials have experienced some side effects, but they have been largely mild.
  • Side effects are expected with many vaccines. It’s an indication that your immune system is revving up.
  • Not having side effects does not mean the vaccine is ineffective.

Read more here.

COVID-19 Stays On Human Skin 5 Times Longer Than the Flu, Study Finds

Key Takeaways

  • COVID-19 can live on human skin for nine hours, which may increase the risk of COVID-19 contact transmission.
  • The flu can survive on human skin for only 1.8 hours.
  • Keeping hands and surfaces clean can help decrease the risk of COVID-19 and flu infection.
  • Because COVID-19 and the flu can be spread through droplet transmission, it’s important to still wear face masks and practice social distancing.