(Attila Csaszar/Moment, Getty Images) Lea en español There’s no resilience gene to help us deal with adversity. Experts say it’s a skill to foster, a muscle to pump up. Six months into the twin calamities of a pandemic and a tough economy, this may be a good time for a resilience workout. Resilience is the…

(kkshepel/iStock, Getty Images) You’re trying to work. Your kids are attempting online learning. Everyone wants something to eat. And you’re losing your mind. Experts say one ingredient can make all the difference in this situation. Grace. “You know, this is not easy,” said Caree Cotwright, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia Department of…

(OsakaWayne Studios/Moment, Getty Images) Lea en español A growing number of studies suggest many COVID-19 survivors experience some type of heart damage, even if they didn’t have underlying heart disease and weren’t sick enough to be hospitalized. This latest twist has health care experts worried about a potential increase in heart failure. “Very early into…

(NoSystem images/E+, Getty Images) Lea en español When schools close to protect families from the coronavirus, the main worry for many parents might be the lost learning. But for students who end up staying indoors and staring at phones and monitors most of the day, there could be health costs, too. “You have to give…

Dr. Stacey Rosen is a COVID-19 survivor – and so are her husband, son and daughter. This is a cautionary tale. It’s the story of someone who should’ve known better not taking the coronavirus seriously enough. This is also a tale of discovery. It’s the story of someone forced to find new ways of doing…

(Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision, Getty Images) For some parents and schools, education amid a pandemic will mean a focus on reading, writing and arithmetic. But brain experts say, don’t forget the singing, dancing and painting. Arts education often is seen as a frill. But research shows it boosts educational performance. Exposure to the arts can have direct…

(Marko Geber/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Nearly six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, two things have become clear: The virus profoundly impacts people with heart disease and disproportionately impacts Black people. But the many manifestations of these disparities remains unclear, particularly for one group regularly left out of medical research. “African American women are often at the…

(Cristobal Marambio/Moment, Getty Images) COVID-19 launches a multipronged assault on the human body, causing complications that range from mild to deadly. The ultimate defense would be a vaccine, which could provide immunity to the coronavirus. But since no vaccine will be 100% effective, figuring out how to best treat COVID-19 is critical, especially in people…

(Jed Share/Kaoru Share, Getty Images) Food insecurity is on the rise amid the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a disturbing trend that could expose economically challenged people and families to risk factors associated with the coronavirus. With unemployment increases and school closings, donation programs, school districts and charitable groups have scrambled to keep up…

(Noel Hendrickson/Photodisc, Getty Images) With forecasts showing an “extremely active” hurricane season and the entire country under varying degrees of grappling with physical distancing and fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, planning and preparation will be key, experts say. Our hospital systems are already stressed taking care of COVID patients, so our capacity to take care…