What we can do to improve our health during a pandemic and beyond: My top health tips This is not medical or public health advice. This is information only. By Dr. Eeks A lot of the news is about things we can’t do during the pandemic. There are mandates, closings, passports, restrictions and lockdowns […]
“Why is no one talking about how fat and unhealthy we are during this pandemic?!?”
Hi guys. I hear this question a lot… like, maybe three times a day. I wanted to answer this question and include a little history about when we FIRST recognized obesity as an epidemic in America and around the world. Hope you watch from my Youtube channel and feel free to share/subscribe. I’m not […]
What’s going on with Ivermectin?
What’s going on with Ivermectin? Everyone is asking what’s going on with Ivermectin. It’s been in and out of the news since the summer, and it remains a controversial topic. Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug that has been used in human and animal medicine for many years. Early in the pandemic, it was suggested that […]
Antibody Dependent Enhancement: What in the World is That?
Antibody Dependent Enhancement, or ADE for short! Erin Stair, MD, MPH There are several viral videos with millions of views referencing something called Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE) as a potential effect of COVID-19 vaccines or vaccines in general. Some make very bold claims and it’s difficult to sort fact from fiction from hyperbole in these […]
Early At-Home Treatment for COVID-19
Disclaimer: After a large randomized controlled trial, the FDA revoked the EUA authorization for hydroxychloroquine and no longer recommends its use for COVID-19. Other early treatment drugs continue to be tested in large randomized controlled trials. Please keep that in mind if you listen to the podcast. While doctors can prescribe drugs off-label, a […]
How Many Deaths did COVID-19 Cause? A Quick Lesson On Causation
How many deaths did COVID-19 really cause? Causation can be tricky, especially if you believe in upstream & downstream causes for something happening. So, I wanted to teach a lesson on causation using my coffee mugs. I posted a link to my Vimeo video that you can watch OR I invite you to watch the […]
The Relationship between Obesity and COVID-19
What is the relationship between Obesity and COVID-19? Does one fuel the other and vice versa? You know, the pandemic has bred a lot of memes. Some of the memes were about how folks were gaining the “COVID-19”, meaning 19 pounds while on lockdown or in quarantine. Folks were gaining weight! When I first […]
Should Kids Go Back to School during the Coronavirus
Whether or not kids should go back to school during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a hot topic with strong opinions on both sides of the issue. This includes expert public health opinions on both sides of the issue, so it’s not as if all the public health professionals support one side over the other. […]
Coronavirus and Strokes: Who’s at Risk?
A lot of my friends and readers have been asking me about the coronavirus and strokes. A few folks have sent me articles from newspapers and online blogs featuring harrowing stories related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and strokes. One article I read was about a 45 year old man who tested positive for COVID-19. He […]
Our Health Information Crisis
Our Health Information Crisis, happening now: A few months ago, I was scrolling through a Facebook group I joined and saw a post from a woman who was inquiring what vaccines her new puppy should get. She wrote two, detailed paragraphs and was clearly hesitant about vaccines. One of the group Admins responded that the […]
Can the Coronavirus Spread Via Smoke?
By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH Can the new coronavirus spread via smoke, specifically cigarette smoke? Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus, the manner and ways in which it spreads are still being discovered. Viruses aren’t alive. But they are uncanny in their ability to spread, mutate and avoid being detected and destroyed by […]
Causes for Emerging Infectious Disease: Humans to Blame
Causes for Emerging Infectious Disease: Humans are to blame. We must address the causes of emerging infectious disease. For example, there has to be a much stronger international effort to ban live meat markets and come down harder on the illegal wildlife trade. It didn’t happen after SARS, but it needs to happen now. Turning […]
COVID-19: Why We Can’t Only Shut Down Cities Like NYC
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 […]