Doom’s Day Prep-Wellness

What We Can Do to Boost Our Immune System During a Pandemic

Boost Our Immune System During a Pandemic

  What we can do to boost our immune system during a pandemic: This is not medical advice. This is information only.  By Erin Stair, MD, MPH  A lot of the news is about things we can’t do during the pandemic. There are mandates, closings, restrictions and lockdowns all in the name of health. That […]

How to Use a Neti Pot so You Don’t get a Brain-Eating Amoeba

How to Use a Neti Pot

  How to Use a neti pot to avoid brain-eating amoebas, by Erin Stair MD, MPH There is a lot of fear around Neti Pots, because of a widely shared case study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Feel free to click on the link to read the specifics of the case, but […]

COVID-19: Why We Can’t Only Shut Down Cities Like NYC

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  By Erin Stair MD, MPH Most of America has been ordered to shut down as we brace for the uphill battle against COVID-19. Yet, despite overwhelming consensus from the medical and public health community, there has been shouts to open up America, restart our economy and allow people to work. There has been a lot […]

Anecdo or Anecdon’t? Traditional Science vs Anecdotal Evidence in The Age of the Coronavirus

Anecdotal Evidence for the Coronavirus

By Erin Stair, MD, MPH As COVID-19 takes over our entire lives, one thing is evident: No one definitively knows how to treat it. This makes sense, because it’s a new infectious disease; the new kid on the block who everyone is desperately trying to understand. Treatment is supportive, essentially keeping fevers from getting too […]

Survive a Nuclear Bomb: How to Do It with Dr. Andrew Karam

How to survive a nuclear bomb

    How to survive a nuclear bomb, a conversation with world-wide nuclear radiation expert Dr. Andrew Karam; A new episode of my Causes or Cures Podcast. Most people think that it’s impossible to survive a nuclear bomb. It is if you’re stuck in the fallout plume or come outside before it’s safe and get […]

Dr. Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec on Predicting and Preventing Mosquito-Borne EIDs like Dengue Fever

Dr. Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec on Predicting and Preventing Mosquito-Borne EIDs like Dengue Fever

From nuclear war to mass shootings, we worry about a lot of things that could kill a lot of people. I mostly worry about emerging infectious diseases or EIDs. It could be a vector-borne disease, like ones transmitted by mosquitoes. Dengue fever is an example. It could be a zoonotic disease, or one that jumps […]

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