Dr. Eeks Wellness Diary

Unmasking Humanity: the Public Health Imperative of Abandoning Labels

Public Health Imperative of Abandoning Labels

The Public Health Imperative of Abandoning Labels:  Video and blog by Dr. EeKs The Quacks are tired of being called Quacks. The Shills are tired of being called Shills. The Antivaxxers are tired of being called Antivaxxers. This means the hill everyone can meet on…is A Thesaurus. Need to mix it up, folks, mix it […]

The Epidemic of Loneliness?

The epidemic of loneliness

Is there an epidemic of loneliness? Not too long ago, the surgeon general released an 81 page report on America’s epidemic of loneliness & isolation. If you’re lonely and have nothing else to do, you might even read it all. ;) Of course, there is a distinction between feeling lonely and being alone. You can […]

Laughter Yoga, my First

Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga? A prescription for everyone, perhaps. The below interview portions are taken from an interview I did with Dr. Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga, several years ago.  I love when science supports clichés. It’s fun when it works out like that. “Everything in Moderation.” “You are What You Eat.” “An Ounce of Prevention […]

Short Sleep Duration and Obesity

Short Sleep Duration and Obesity

  A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine connects short sleep duration and obesity. A randomized controlled trial was conducted from Nov, 2014 to October, 2020 involving participants between the ages of 21 and 40. All of them had a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 and had a sleep duration of […]

Bouncing Back from a Breakdown: An Honest Approach

Bouncing Back from a Breakdown

Is bouncing back from a breakdown, completely, possible? Oh yes. And you can come back stronger than ever. By: Dr.Eeks Bouncing back from a breakdown isn’t easy. In addition to restoring your mental and physical health, you will need to potentially restore your reputation, relationships, job or school status and perhaps most importantly, a healthy […]

Listeria in Dole Lettuce: Don’t Eat It.

Listeria in Dole Lettuce

  Listeria in Dole Lettuce? Salad will never look the same… at least salad made from Dole Lettuce. The CDC recently posted an update on an ongoing epidemiological (outbreak) investigation into cases of Listeria monocytogenes reported in 13 states. Outbreak investigations work in reverse to try to figure out the common culprit amongst sick people. […]

Measles in Afghanistan: Kills 74 Kids

Measles in Afghanistan

  Measles in Afghanistan: Kills 74 kids. You might have noticed that I’ve been writing more about Measles and featuring guests on my podcasts to talk about topics related to Measles. It’s because I could see Measles making a comeback in a variety of ways, partially due to fear over COVID vaccines. Most recently, Blima […]

A Highly Transmissible HIV Variant in the Netherlands

Highly Transmissible HIV Variant

A highly transmissible HIV variant was recently discovered in the Netherlands. Scientists expect it arose in the late 1990s and has been infecting people for years. We are bombarded with news about different variants of COVID-19 and whether new variants will be more deadly or more infectious. This recent discovery gives us more insight into […]

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