Posted by Charles Waisbren on October 07, 2020 at 5:59 PM
Posted by Charles Waisbren on September 27, 2020 at 11:34 AM
There is more evidence that statins are extremely beneficial for all adult age groups. If your LDL is above 190 and unresponsive to diet and exercise, a statin is in your future. If you have known cardiovascular disease or diabetes, a statin is in your future regardless of your LDL. The good news is that most of the statins are now generic and quite inexpensive.
Posted by Charles Waisbren on September 19, 2020 at 10:52 AM
This year in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, it is particularly important to get your flu shot. Flu mimics the symptoms of Covid 19 and hence a flu outbreak will overwhelm the Covid testing facilities. Also, a flu outbreak will stress the medical facilities supporting inflicted flu or Covid patients. Get you flu vaccine! October is the best month to get this done (but any month will do).....
Posted by Charles Waisbren on September 11, 2020 at 12:19 PM
Indeed this is a very stressful time. Now more than ever, we need to exercise! This study reaffirms that exercise reduces stress. Go take that walk; Start jogging outside; Use that exercise bike; Take that on-line exercise class. You will feel better if you get that heart rate up!
Posted by Charles Waisbren on September 04, 2020 at 8:01 AM
Help is on the way. Several vaccines against Covid 19 are in the works and should be ready by the fall. Early results seem to indicate that they are safe and effective. There is light at the end of this Covid tunnel. Hang in there!
Posted by Charles Waisbren on August 28, 2020 at 12:35 PM
Posted by Charles Waisbren on April 19, 2020 at 5:46 PM
Covid 19 droplets descend more than propel. By having good space between yourself and others, chances of becoming into contact with the virus decrease dramatically.
Posted by Charles Waisbren on March 14, 2020 at 10:02 AM
The main differences between a common cold and a Coronavirus infection: fever and shortness of breath. Both common colds and Coronavirus infections are associated with a runny nose, sore throat and cough. However, usually with a common cold there is no fever or difficulty in breathing. Both are often present with a Coronavirus illness.
Posted by Charles Waisbren on March 03, 2020 at 6:49 PM
The corona virus: a bit more contagious than the flu and more virulent (2% mortality versus .5%). The precautions are the same: avoidance of sick people; avoidance of crowds; frequent hand washing.