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As the weather temperatures drop and the winter approaches we can expect to see an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases, which may—or may not—affect your holiday plans. The determining factor will be the number of cases in your immediate community. If it’s low, you’re probably okay for a traditional gathering. If cases in your area are high, it’s time to create some new traditions!
If you, like many Americans, have young children who enjoy dressing up in costumes and collecting candy on October 31, this year may present new challenges. The move away from kids running around in groups on Halloween and “trick-or-treating” from house to house began to occur when knowing your neighbors got less normal. Things have changed since you were a kid. The awareness of sugar’s contribution to health problems isn’t the only way. In days past, it was a favorite pastime to sit on your porch and chat with neighbors in the evening after work. Today, many households don’t even use their front doors, entering and exiting the house through the door in their garage.
As this flu season begins (the timing of the flu season varies in different locations), people are confused about what the COVID-19 pandemic will mean and how they will be impacted. That’s understandable as the US hits 200,000 COVID-related deaths and the President and First Lady test positive for COVID. Here’s what we know.
Wouldn’t it be fun to have x-ray vision like Superman? Imagine seeing through walls or anything else solid. Well, in the medical field, we are today much like the Man of Steel. Kind of, anyway.
Some parents are concerned—and rightly so, it turns out—about brain injuries to their children who play football. You may be thinking that football has so many positive qualities and the risk is so small that it’s worth it for your kiddo to enjoy being the jock his dad was.
Everybody agrees: masks are uncomfortable and hard to breathe and talk through. So why are we being told to wear them? Do they really help?
As the summer nears its end and local stores stock up on school supplies, what will the 2020-21 school year look like? There are so many questions and confusion about going back to school this year, we decided to go directly to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and find out the real answers. Here’s what we found out.
An increasing number of doctor visits are caused by what some are calling zoom fatigue or zoom exhaustion. My most recent visit to the doctor showed that this fatigue and stress caused by communicating largely by technology has exacerbated my fibromyalgia symptoms, which in turn increases depression and anxiety. In fact, people all over the world are suffering the effects of not being able to meet face-to-face, the communication method most suited to humans.
“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…” The music plays softly on the old turntable, conjuring up the sound of Ella Fitzgerald and easy jazz. Takes you back, all the way to 1934, when George Gershwin wrote the classic song for “Porgy and Bess.” Summertime was lazy back then—the heat made everyone move slower. No air conditioning, but no coronavirus, either!
If an alien were to visit the Earth, it might at first think that since men are generally larger and stronger than women, males must be the dominant sex. In fact, plenty of humans think that, too. But does the science of medicine back that up? Since our focus is on the novel coronavirus dubbed COVID-19, we want to take a look at why it seems to have a worse effect on men—whose physical prowess should give them more protection—than on women.