Man covering nose while coughing

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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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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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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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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Yesterday I sent you an email summarizing a Duke University study of various masks and their effectiveness at protecting us from COVID-19.   Today, I want to let you know about my personal mask study.   My study asks three questions: What is the safest mask?  Which is the most fashionable mask?  What kind of mask sends…

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Family wearing protective face masks

By now, everyone hopefully realizes that masks save lives. But, few people know which masks are effective and which provide a false sense of security.   Researchers at Duke University have studied mask effectiveness and have some advice for us.  Masks that received a thumbs up from Duke researchers include: Fitted N95 and KN95 masks; Three-layer…

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Man With Low Back Pain

I have chronic back pain and I don’t know many adults who don’t suffer like me.  And, COVID-19 is making things worse for me and many others.    Why are we suffering more back problems?  It’s a combination of lack of exercise, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.  Most of us are sitting around doing less but…

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