How COVID Will Affect the Flu

Remember the good old days when all we had to worry about during holiday season was the stomach bug and the flu. In the U.S., tens of thousands of people died from influenza each year, including children and young adults, but the world went on. We casually talked about hand washing and staying home if […]

COVID 2020 — the Dystopian Movie We Are Starring In

Reprinted from dormMD: Does anyone else feel like we are in a dystopian novel? I’m a fan of the genre, Hunger Games is my guilty pleasure. “Covid 2020” a genius concept, and one, I am sure a few years ago, could have gotten picked up by a publishing house specializing in adolescent fiction. In this […]

Boost Your Immune System to Avoid Quarantine in College

Published by dormMD. To learn more about partnering with dormMD to ensure a healthy, happy college career, click here. There have never been so many reasons to focus on giving your immune system a boost. Here are just a couple. First of all, the obvious, if you are exposed to the novel coronavirus, you want […]

Should You Pack Blue Light Glasses for College?

Originally published by dormMD, but our kids don’t have to be in college to benefit from some eye protection, as the fall is going to mean hours more in front of screens. Little kid sizes are available too! I just bought some for myself and my 10 year olds. For $20 on Amazon, it’s worth a try. […]

5 Tips for Beating the Heat

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same […]

Why Talking To Someone is a Good Idea

I didn’t grow up in a culture that encouraged talk therapy. Psychiatrists and therapists were for the insane or the weak, not for regular people who were simply dealing with the normal ups and downs of life. Old school tough was the way to go — shut up and stand up. In my high school […]

The Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse

So many people are on cleanses and lots of them encourage apple cider vinegar as a way to burn fat. I told a patient last week she needed to try and lose weight. She said, with a sour look on her face, “Do I have to drink vinegar?” Lord no. Here’s the skinny: — Everyone wants a miracle. Imagine weight […]

Masks Are Like Windshields: Stop Yelling!

Take an average, level-headed woman, whose friends and family wouldn’t describe her as hot tempered, put her behind the wheel of a car and cut her off in traffic. That calm, well-mannered person becomes a lunatic, screaming and giving the bird. The steering wheel is the great equalizer when it comes to entitlement and outbursts. […]

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