Fall conjures visions of stunning foliage and pumpkin flavored treats, but it also brings along some less welcome visitors: an annual resurgence in cases of the flu, the common cold, and other respiratory viruses. This year, however, the first chill in the air feels particularly concerning as the cold and flu season in the Northern […]
Since mid-August, a record-breaking number of wildfires have erupted throughout the West Coast and many continue to burn, with devastating consequences. Over 5 million acres of land have been burned so far, thousands of homes have been destroyed, and over 30 lives have been lost. While wildfires are nothing new, increasingly severe wildfire events have […]
Reopening schools during a pandemic has brought to light a unique set of concerns related to the risk of transmission and infection among students and staff, and everyone with whom they come into contact. In this article, we offer tips for parents, school administrators, teachers, and onsite staff based on current guidelines and recommendations to reopening K-12 schools issued by leading academic, healthcare, and government organizations.
After a non-traditional summer spent socially distancing from friends and loved ones, the question of returning to schools this fall has been at the forefront of the conversation. Schools opening for in-person learning must consider a number of factors in safeguarding learning environments to help prevent viral transmission indoors. One key area of focus is […]
As we continue our practice of social distancing and working from home, we can feel the effects in both our mental and physical well-being. Beyond anxiety and stress, we might feel restless and frustrated by necessary restrictions. Yoga is an incredible way to effectively expand our sense of space from within.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, scientists are tirelessly investigating what factors might make people more vulnerable to infection. One intriguing possibility is air pollution, specifically inhalable particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5). This type of pollution has