Sleepless nights, hair loss and cracked teeth: How pandemic stress takes its toll
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In late March, shortly after New York state closed nonessential businesses and asked people to stay home, Ashley Laderer began waking each morning with a throbbing headache.“The pressure was so intense it felt like my head was going to explode,” recalled the 27-year-old freelance writer from Long Island.She tried spending less time on the computer and taking over-the-counter pain medication, but the pounding kept breaking through — a constant drumbeat to accompany her equally incessant worries about COVID-19.After a month and a half with a pounding headache, Ashley Laderer decided to visit a n...

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