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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 […]

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 […]

The Relationship between Obesity and COVID-19

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

Should kids go back to school and the Coronavirus, with Dr. Jonas Ludvigsson

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. […]

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 […]

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