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Massage in a pandemic

My quest for a safer massage during the pandemic

This is the process I went through in order to schedule an hour-long massage that seemed safest during a pandemic: outdoors (to avoid contaminated air), in a massage chair (thus facing away from the therapist for the majority of the time), with both of us wearing masks.
AIDS in Georgia

Atlanta remains a hotspot for new AIDS/HIV cases

For years, Georgia has been near the top of states with the highest rates of HIV/AIDS cases. In parts of Atlanta and the metro region, rates are as much as eight times the national average, and researchers say they rival levels found in some developing countries.
Proctor Creek Greenway

Where to escape for a solitary walk near metro Atlanta

Need some peace and quiet? Here are three nearby spots where you can go for a serene nature walk.
Tips for fighting maskne mask acne

Atlanta experts share tips for fighting maskne

Banish blemishes, irritation, and other mask-induced issues with these tips from skincare experts.
How to comabt screen fatigue

Does your back ache after you’ve stared down at your laptop for hours? How to avoid screen slump.

We’re going out less and sitting too much. And our bodies are paying the price.
Epidemiology

Epidemiology is a science we tend to take for granted . . . until there’s a pandemic

Think of epidemiologists as doctors for the world, says Dr. James Buehler, a former epidemiology professor at Emory who worked at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for two decades. “Physicians monitor an individual’s health and recommend ways to stay fit. Epidemiologists monitor the health of populations.”
Animal Flow with Atlanta coach Jordan Coburn

Test Drive: Animal Flow with Atlanta movement coach Jordan Coburn

This kind of functional exercise is said to recruit a greater number of muscles than traditional weight training while also stimulating the central nervous system.

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