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  • New Year’s Resolutions Are So 2020! January 1, 2021

    What are your 2021 Anti-Resolutions?

    Year after year, the pattern rarely varies. Resolutions made, promptly followed by resolutions broken. The odds of sticking to New Year’s resolutions are, in fact, completely stacked against ...

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  • Pandemic Stress Likely Compounded by Seasonal Affective Disorder January 1, 2021

    Experts Expect Record Numbers of Seasonal Affective Disorder Diagnosis in 2021

    As we continue to weather the storm of COVID-19, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is also ...

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  • Start 2021 off Right by Sticking to your Winter Exercise Plan January 1, 2021

    A Winter Workout Routine Will Prepare You For Life After COVID 

    Exercise will reduce pain, improve function and mobility, lower blood pressure and blood sugar,  decrease risk of chronic illness and ...

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  • Bits & Pieces October 30, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    For this installment, I’ve decided to go (mostly) COVID-free because… well… those who have been paying attention to the science already know what must be done until we achieve herd immunity through vaccination (which won’t be for at least a year).  Instead, I chose to focus primarily on longevity.  ...

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  • A Little Something Extra October 17, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    You may recall that I’m a huge admirer of the work of Dr. Mike Osterholm as related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In his most recent podcast, he touches upon a number of topics including vaccines, the FDA, herd immunity, holiday plans, pandemic fatigue, the flu, the current third wave, risk ...

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  • Cold, Hard Facts October 15, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here’s some of the latest on COVID-19…  I hope you find this informative.

    What hasn’t been discussed

    very interesting article recently popped up in The Atlantic.  It proposes a sensible explanation for the wide range of regional variations in terms of case counts and death rates we’ve witnessed in association with ...

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  • Can We Co-Exist with COVID-19? October 12, 2020

    An Epidemiologist Separates Fact from Fiction and Offers Hope for the Future

    Epidemiologists seek to learn why, how and when some people contract diseases when others don’t. Their findings are used to help monitor public health status, develop new medical treatments and disease prevention ...

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