Global Health Topics

Mental Health during Lockdowns

Mental Health during Lockdowns

  While some people consider lockdowns and closures necessities to get ahead of the virus, one wonders what’s happening to our mental health during lockdowns. How are adults coping versus kids? What about people who are losing jobs and whole businesses, and how is that financial stress, compounded by shutdowns, impacting mental health? I’m also […]

The Myth of SuperFoods & the Irony of Wellness

The Myth of Superfoods

  Everything is relative. That phrase couldn’t be more true when it comes to “Superfoods.”   In my new parody, Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling, Letters from the Wellness Industry, I write about wellness being a luxury brand and how “superfoods” is a buzzword used to sell shakes, supplements, pricey detoxes, manicured meals and more. […]

Singapore’s Response to COVID-19

Singapore's Response to COVID-19

There has been a lot of praise for Singapore’s Response to COVID-19, especially in the beginning of the pandemic. There has also been a lot of criticism over how the US handled the pandemic, which leads to the question: Why did Singapore’s reponse work well, compared to the US’s response? What did they do differently? […]

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 […]

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