The Ancient Teaching of a Roman Emperor Can Help

Emperor Marcus Aurelius

There are no two ways about it…the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and current political unrest has affected us all, regardless of religion, political party, or financial means.   While it feels like these times are unique, that isn’t true.  In many ways, we are reliving a dark period of the Roman Empire.   From AD166 to AD180,…

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BREAKING NEWS – The Seasonal Flu Shot Helps With COVID-19

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Congratulations on surviving election day!!  While voting is behind us, COVID-19 remains a threat to our health.  Fortunately, I have some good news to tell you about.  The seasonal flu shot can provide some protection against the most severe effects of COVID-19.  While flu shots do not appear to prevent COVID-19, there is emerging evidence…

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CDC Update Regarding COVID-19 Risk Factors (Adults and Children)

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The CDC has just updated its list of underlying medical conditions that put individuals at risk of severe illness, or even death, from COVID-19.  This CDC guidance includes risk factors for adults as well as children.  The most prevalent risk factor that puts adult American’s in jeopardy is body weight.  According to the CDC, approximately…

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What We Know So Far About Masks and Coronavirus

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A few minutes ago I received an email from WebMD that I want to let you know about.   According to WebMD, the key to stopping COVID-19 in its tracks are the use of masks. WebMD reports that masks work and cites the case of a hair salon in Missouri as proof: Two unwitting hairstylists in Missouri…

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A Carnival Cruise Ship Can Be Yours

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Did you know that for a few million dollars you can buy a Carnival, Holland America, or and Princess cruise ship?   That’s right…your favorite ship can be yours.   The Carnival Holiday cruised the Caribbean for decades, with South Florida being its home from 1985 through 2009.  It was the first ship built by Carnival Cruise in its groundbreaking…

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CDC COVID ALERT – Bad News For Restaurants

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The CDC has some bad news for the restaurant industry that they published earlier this week.   According to the CDC, among people who are afflicted with COVID-19, they are twice as likely to have reported restaurant dining in the 14 days prior to becoming ill than those who tested negative.   However, there was no reported correlation between gatherings…

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CDC ADVISES OF NEW COVID-19 ALERT

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The CDC has some bad news for the restaurant industry that they published earlier this week.   According to the CDC, among people who are afflicted with COVID-19, they are twice as likely to have reported restaurant dining in the 14 days prior to becoming ill than those who tested negative.   However, there was no reported correlation between gatherings…

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New Information About Recovering From COVID-19

Human Heart & Lungs

COVID-19 related heart and lung damage may be reversible according to a study presented earlier today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. However, enrollment in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is very important.  And the earlier the better.  The author of the study stated: The findings from this study show the importance of implementing structured follow-up care…

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This Year, The Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever!

Time To Vaccinate!

Every year we hear grim mortality statistics relating to the seasonal flu.  In the last two years, an estimated 80 million Americans contracted the flu and approximately 95 thousand people died as a result (click this link for CDC statistics).  Unfortunately, as long as COVID-19 is with us, the mortality risk from contracting the flu has increased (no…

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Should I Fly or Drive?

I miss traveling by air.  Since COVID-19 started I have been afraid to fly and instead drove from Florida to Colorado and then a few weeks later drove from Florida to Cleveland.  I feel like I have been living in a car for the last 4 months.  But, are my fears of air travel rational? …

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