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13 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Our Last Episode! The Pandemic Is Making Us Sedentary
Sales of Christmas trees are booming this year, the Fauci Effect is driving up applications to medical schools, and COVID surges are wrecking contact tracing efforts.One of the many negative effects of the pandemic is that it has made Americans even more sedentary - and the effects of this are long-lasting. With the continued rising number of Coronavirus cases, more people are staying at home, working remotely, and getting less exercise. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Zvi Pearlstein is sharing with us today why stretching and mindfulness are more crucial than ever in the sedentary COVID Era. This will also be the last of our COVID Weekly episodes. Thanks for joining us throughout this crazy year - and please join us in the new year as we transition to a broader daily news program! As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
9 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Breaking Down How To Travel For The Holidays
How to have fun socializing in the cold, 911 is reaching its breaking point, and the CDC says 450,000 U.S. deaths are possible by February.This holiday season, parents are facing the difficult decision of whether or not to travel to see their loved ones. Even before the pandemic, holiday travel with children can often be a stressful ordeal. But now, parents will encounter additional demands to keep their family safe. Dr. Gary Kirkilas is a pediatrician in Arizona as well as a member of the AAP Committee on Communications and Media and will help us navigate this upcoming, usually busy, travel seasonAs always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
10 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
The Upcoming Winter Break and COVID-19
More Americans are now willing to get vaccine, more kids are getting the coronavirus, and COVID long hawkers have another obstacle ahead of them: health insurance. The number of children who have tested positive for COVID-19 is expected to surpass 1,000,000 very soon. Which is scary for parents especially as we plan for school breaks and winter holidays.Dr. Alison Tothy sat down recently on the podcast Healthy Children, she is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and a spokesperson for the AAP.Hear the rest of this conversation with host Melanie Cole on the Healthy Children podcast, wherever you listen to your other podcasts.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
9 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Holiday and COVID Stress: How Can We Deal With It All?!
The growth of COVID-19 conspiracy theories is eroding belief in safety measures, cooking fatigue sets in as the pandemic drags on, and what are the rules of a Zoom wedding?Although our celebrations will be very different this year, there is one part of the festive season that has not changed: Holiday Stress. People around the globe are still taking on a dizzying array of seasonal demands like shopping for gifts, baking cookies, and decorating.This year they now have the added stress of navigating the holidays in the age of COVID-19. We have come to accept festive stress as part of the holiday season - much to the detriment of our wellness and our brain health. According to Neuroscience Expert, Dr. Patrick Porter, managing this stress is imperative, especially in the age of COVID-19.He is back on the show today to share tips people can use to tame festive stress, reduce symptoms of anxiety, and improve mental and physical wellness this holiday season. And learn more about Braintap here. As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
10 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
One More Thing To Sanitize: Your Nose
COVID patients are also being diagnosed with mental illness, new strains of the virus are spreading faster, and the best ways to clean your cloth mask. This year, Americans have been more vigilant than ever before about personal health and hygiene. As the cold and flu season approaches, we are wearing masks, washing our hands, and using hand sanitizer more frequently. But our hands are not the only parts of our body that we should be sanitizing. Germs can spread via respiratory droplets that land in the nose or transfer from hands to the nose. Sanitizing the nose can help reduce the spread of germs and the risk of infection by interrupting the cycle of contamination between hands and nose. Dr. Michael J. Manyak is a medical doctor, corporate medical executive as well as an author and gave us some tips on staying healthy this winter and cleaning our noses.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
9 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Having Trouble Sleeping During The COVID-19 Pandemic? You’re Not The Only One.
Telework has people fleeing big cities, CDC suggests you wear a mask inside your home if you start to feel sick, and the debate over Thanksgiving plans continues.Anxiety and dread about the state of the world right now are keeping many of us awake at night.Whether it's your health or your job, some aspect of COVID-19 is probably throwing you off and making it difficult to rest. But we hope you can find some comfort in knowing this is happening to SO many other people right now.Dr. Michael Awad is a fellowship-trained sleep surgeon and chief of sleep surgery at Northwestern Medicine and joined Dr. Holly Lucille on her Radio MD podcast Mindful Medicine to talk about sleep apnea, how sleep can build immunity, what to do when the world feels out of our control, and he tells us a bit more about this newer field he's in: sleep surgery.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
10 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
What Are We Eating During This Pandemic?
Coronavirus can survive on the skin for 9 hours, Four U.S. Counties Remain COVID-free, and does Vitamin D help fight severe COVID cases?Can you believe we're going on 9 months of this pandemic mess? As we head into winter, it seems like some people are starting to head back to restaurants, but a LOT have been getting into cooking and baking.Well, today we're talking to Chef Abbie Gelman, who was recently on the RadioMD Podcast HER. She has been a Registered Dietitian for more than a decade, and a chef for twice as long as that. She talks with Dr. Pam Peeke about diving into comfort food when the world gets crazy, batch cooking for your future self, changing your diet for boosting immunity, and navigating the grocery store in a pandemic.Hear the full episode on RadioMD or any podcast platform. As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
11 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Colleges and Universities in the Time of COVID
Dozens of mammals at risk of COVID infection, COVID biggest cause of police deaths this year, and Dr. Fauci says social distancing protocols will most likely last until 2022. Well, colleges and universities are completely changed during this pandemic, with no parties and no classes in person in most places. In an episode of another RadioMD podcast Healthy Children, our host Melanie Cole talked with Dr. Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, about managing a kid in college at this time. She is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLAHear this full episode and more on Healthy Children, found on all podcast platforms. As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
11 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Post COVID Syndrome - What Happens After The Illness?
COVID probably isn't seasonal, can you catch COVID on a plane, and Black Friday won't look the same this year most likely. We worry so much about getting the virus but for those who have had it and recovered, there is a whole new world of struggle on the other side of COVID.Ashok Gupta is the director of the Gupta Program, a neuroplasticity and holistic health program for a range of chronic conditions, and is here today to tell us his thoughts on Post COVID Syndrome. Find out more about this work and sign up for the coronavirus challenge here.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
2 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
How To Have A Safe and Fun Pandemic Halloween
Remdesivir 'has little or no effect' on survival, males dominate COVID-19 decision making, and nitric oxide shows promise as an antiviral treatment.It's October which means it's the spooky season with or without the pandemic. So how are we supposed to handle Halloween with social distancing protocols still in place? Dr. Deborah Gilboa, also known as Dr. G is a youth development and resilience expert & family physician and will give us some tips for navigating the holiday this year.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
14 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
If You've Been Having Strange Pandemic Dreams, You're Not Alone
Fauci Says U.S. 'Not in a Good Place' With COVID, what will happen to mall Santas during the pandemic, and drinking rates are still very high even without strict lockdowns.Have you been remembering more dreams? Are they weirdly COVID specific? Well, you're not the only one.Sleep schedules across the globe have been upended due to coronavirus. Maybe you're sleeping more because you lost your job or you don't need an alarm anymore. Or maybe you're anxiety is keeping you awake all night. Deirdre Barrett studies dreams and joined Dr. Pam Peeke on her RadioMD podcast HER to talk about weird dreams and late nights during the pandemic.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
9 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
How Can We Head Back To Our Workplaces Safely?
How safe is your apartment building during coronavirus, the pandemic has people surfing in Ohio, and a new poll shows the pandemic and healthcare are big issues for voters heading into this election.The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the landscape of health and safety in America. As Americans begin to re-enter the workforce, health status will continue to be an ongoing and daily concern for both employees and employers. Testing as well as symptom assessment, monitoring, and health care coordination for employers seeking to safely reengage staff returning to the workplace will be important. To talk more about how we can safely re-enter the workforce is Dr. Rhonda Medows, the CEO of Ayin Health Solutions.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
12 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Should You Be Head Back To The Dentist Yet?
Dr. Fauci says we’re still in the first wave of the pandemic, why the flu vaccine is still important this year, people who wear glasses might be better protected from COVID, The World Health Organization recommends avoiding the dentist for non-essential dental work in communities that are experiencing high transmission numbers. But author and dentist Dr. Nammy Patel strongly disagrees. She joins us today to tell us why.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
15 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Can Dogs Get COVID-19? And Tips For If You’re Pregnant During This Pandemic
Does plexiglass really do anything, saliva tests look promising, and COVID-19 will eventually become seasonal.As the pandemic continues, scientists’ understanding of its risks to pregnant women has shifted over time. And there are still a lot of unanswered questions about risks facing this group, and what can be done to reduce those risks.Dr. Yalda Afshar is co-leading a nationwide study of more than 1,000 American women who are pregnant (or recently gave birth) and have had COVID-19, to seek answers to these questions. And COVID-19 has us worrying about all of our friends and family getting sick, but what about our pets? Dr. Albert Ahn has 25 years of vet work under his belts and talks to us a bit about keeping our dogs healthy as well during a global pandemic.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
14 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Keeping Your Body In Check At Your Make Shift Work Station at Home
Should you fly home for the holidays, why 6 feet apart is the rule, and what if Americans don’t take a new COVID-19 vaccine?Working From Home. it seems like a lot of people are shifting to and sticking with this type of office. Whether you're setting up shop at your kitchen table or hunched into your laptop for a Zoom call from the bed, ergonomic issues are more likely to occur while working from home, especially since most people's transition to this lifestyle was quite abrupt.Dr. Chad Henriksen is a chiropractor and has been working in the industry for 20 years now, and joined Dr. Holly Lucille on her RadioMD Podcast Mindful Medicine to talk ergonomics, alignment, and tips for productivity from home.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
12 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
How To Focus At Work When Your Routine Has Been Turned Upside Down
FDA expands the use of Remdesivir in treating COVID-19 patients, how to hug during a pandemic, and the CDC is surveying more wastewater for COVID-19.The past four months have been an emotional rollercoaster for the American workforce. The pandemic has created enduring changes to the way we live and work which has inevitably caused a lot of fear, confusion, and stress for people at all levels of business. Whether you are in the office or working at home, productivity is impossible when you are riddled with anxiety or struggling to adapt to the rapidly-changing circumstances.Joining us today is Aneesh Chaudhry, he is the founder of SoulPhysio Lifestyle, a brain health clinic and integrative healthcare network - and he shares some practical tips to manage stress, maintain focus and cope with the new pressures of work-life. As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
15 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Stroke Risk & Eye Health: How to Manage Other Health Issues During The Pandemic
Vapers at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, About 6% of the deaths attributed to COVID-19 are caused by the coronavirus alone, and it's been confirmed it's possible to catch COVID twice. You may have hit zoom fatigue in recent weeks but meetings and gatherings will probably be taking place on screens for a while longer. We've never looked at screens more than before and maintaining eye health is an important part of staying healthy right now. Rhonda Soest is the Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing at EyePromise, and joins us with a few tips on maintaining eye health during the pandemic.Now, our understanding of COVID-19 is evolving daily. What we know today is that the virus is a multi-organ disease, affecting more than just the lungs. It also affects the heart, kidneys, and pancreas. More recently, doctors are seeing neurological symptoms in COVID-19 patients, including stroke, indicating disruptions to the central nervous system as well. Dr. Babak Jahromi is a Neurosurgeon at Northwestern Medicine and tells us more about the neurological impact of coronavirus.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
22 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
The Latest In COVID Vaccines: How Soon is...Too Soon?
COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, FDA announces emergency authorization for convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19, and are neck gaiters useful as face coverings? Turns out yes, they are fine. With the end of mask-wearing not being anywhere in sight, entrepreneurs are finding innovative ways to make them at least more comfortable. By holding the fabric just a few millimeters away from the nose and mouth, the new HeartForm mask accessory facilitates breathing, keeps wet face mask material away from the face, and makes it easier to talk. Paul Dobbins tells us more about what he and his partner Maggie Dobbins created.And everyone is hoping for a COVID 19 vaccine to come around as soon as possible. But how soon is...too soon? Russia says they have a vaccine and other places say they will have one by the end of the year. I talked to Dr. Jeremy Levin about the latest in COVID vaccines - he is a scientist and the Chairman of the global Biotechnology Innovation Organization.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
17 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Cancer Screenings Are Still Important, Even During a Pandemic
The FDA authorizes the emergency use of a saliva test, many COVID patients in the US got unnecessary antibiotics in the early stages of the pandemic, and has the coronavirus killed social cigarette smoking once and for all? New data shows a dramatic dip in U.S. cancer screenings – a consequence partially attributed to people staying away from the doctor’s office. As states reopen and non-emergency medical visits resume, people will continue to limit unnecessary public interactions.But since the pandemic, more than 18,000 colorectal cancer screenings have been delayed, resulting in an estimated additional 4,500 colorectal cancer deaths over the next decade.Dr. Benjamin Levy joins us to talk about these numbers. He is a gastroenterologist from Chicago who specializes in colorectal cancer.As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
10 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
How COVID-19 Has Impacted The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic
COVID-19 may mean a half-million fewer U.S. births, Recent study looks into how coronavirus travels indoors, should you buy a face shield, and will COVID vaccine trials reflect U.S. diversity?With the pandemic resulting in social isolation and increased stress, it’s more important than ever for those struggling with Opioid Use Disorder to speak with a healthcare professional. An estimated 2 million people aged 12 or older have an opioid use disorder.Dr. Adam Rubinstein specializes in the treatment of opioid use disorder and addiction and tells us how with the right treatment and support, people can recover and stay in recovery. As always, feel free to reach out to us at any time with questions or ideas at Covid19@RadioMD.com.
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