Is It Too Early to Remove Restrictions for Travelers and Citizens?

A month ago, Ireland notified the world that all COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted in September and October. Two days ago, Norway announced it had abolished its COVID-19 restrictions and reopened its borders to travelers. Too Soon? https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/almost-all-covid-19-restrictions-to-be-lifted-by-october-22nd-under-government-plan-1.4659763. At the … Continue reading

Another Counterargument Against the Value of Vitamin D3 to Reduce Risk of Pandemic Virus

It is interesting to me how studies are designed to prove or disprove something. I scanned the health headlines today and found one that caught my attention immediately about vitamin D3 (VD3) and COVID-19. I keep my VD3 levels high … Continue reading

You May Be in Luck if You Want a Vaccination Without a Needle

Some people are frightened of needles. My wife is one of them. It does not matter what caused your fear. It is real to you. What if there were another way to be vaccinated? Vaccine in a Sugar Cube https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/jonas-salk-and-albert-bruce-sabin. … Continue reading

Nearly 90% of People Die from Widowmaker Heart Attack

The left anterior descending artery (LAD) supplies most of the blood to your heart. When plaque blocks the LAD, blood flow stops, and a heart attack can be eminent. Widowmaker is a term used to describe a heart attack that … Continue reading

Pandemic Preparation, Prevention, & Panic

South Korea and the United States reported its first case of COVID-19 on the same day. South Korea went into a massive testing program to identify the infected and to segregate and treat them. The United States has no effective … Continue reading

Seasonal Influenza vs COVID-19

Both COVID-19 and seasonal influenza viruses cause upper respiratory illnesses. Seasonal influenza infects up to 50 million people annually. Flu deaths range between 25,000 to 62,000 each year in the United States. COVID-19 infections in the United States are at … Continue reading

Are You Self-medicating Because You Think it Will Help?

Nearly thirty million people take aspirin daily to prevent heart problems. Six million of them take aspirin without medical awareness or advice. Self-medication is medicating oneself without the advice of a physician. Do we need to see a physician to … Continue reading

Statin Drugs – Are They Safe?

  Statin drugs lower cholesterol by blocking the enzyme, hydroxy-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoA reductase) It is responsible for producing cholesterol by your liver.  Cholesterol is a critical component of your health. It is critical for the normal function of every cell in your body. Cholesterol can contribute … Continue reading

Myth Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure?

Benjamin Franklin made this heading statement referencing fire safety. However, it is applicable to most anything. If you can prevent a bad thing from happening, it is worth it. But, what about our health. Our health and wellness economy lives … Continue reading

Who or What is Your Source?

We all have favorites. Some of us might like a particular football team or other sports team. Some of us prefer entertainers – music, film, television, etc. Some of us prefer to get our news from certain sources – television, … Continue reading