Wellness

Bored Immune Systems, Cognitive Screenings + Other Stories

Bored Immune Systems, Cognitive Screenings + Other Stories

Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: where wellness, capitalism, and belonging merge; why it’s imperative to continue restoring the Great Lakes; and why our immune systems aren’t being challenged enough.

  • For Health and Habitat: Rescuing the Great Lakes

    For Health and Habitat: Rescuing the Great Lakes

    Undark

    Since 1987, the Great Lakes Areas of Concern program has worked to clean and restore the wetlands, rivers, and surrounding areas of the Great Lakes. It’s a noble, grave, and much-needed effort for the well-being of our society and planet—and also our economy. This poignant photo-essay illustrates why.

  • Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared.

    Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared.

    The New York Times

    As we humans have evolved as a species, so have our hygienic habits. We wash our hands. We sanitize. We avoid certain foods. The list goes on. But as we’ve made our worlds cleaner, we may have lessened the work that our incredibly elaborate immune systems need to do.

  • Outdoor Voices Blurs the Lines between Working Out and Everything Else

    Outdoor Voices Blurs the Lines between Working Out and Everything Else

    The New Yorker

    New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino dives deep into the world of an incredibly popular lifestyle brand. But what her fun, inquisitive article reveals is less of an analysis of the company and more of a thought-provoking look at capitalism, entrepreneurship, and belonging.

  • Alzheimer’s Screenings Often Left Out Of Seniors' Wellness Exams

    Alzheimer’s Screenings Often Left Out Of Seniors' Wellness Exams

    NPR

    Most primary care doctors do not routinely test their senior patients’ cognitive health, according to a new study. And this leads an interesting debate among doctors.

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