The Ancient Teaching of a Roman Emperor Can Help Now

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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The Seasonal Flu Shot Helps With COVID-19

Get Your Flu Shot Pic

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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What We Know So Far About Masks and Coronavirus

Two types of masks and hand sanitizer

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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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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New Information About Recovering From COVID-19

Human Heart and 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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The Best COVID-19 Mask EVER!

Man wearing horse head mask for fun

Yesterday I sent you an email summarizing a Duke University study of various masks and their effectiveness in protecting us from COVID-19.   Mask Study 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…

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All Masks Are Not Created Equal. Find Out Which Ones Protect!

Family wearing protective face masks.

Masks Save Lives 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: Fitted N95 and KN95…

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Expert Tips To Help With Back Pain During COVID-19

Man With Low Back Pain

I have chronic back pain and I don’t know many adults who don’t suffer like me.  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 worrying…

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