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  • Fact vs. Fiction July 18, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    There’s not a lot of exciting news this week.  Although it appears increasingly likely that a vaccine may be available to the general public some time in the spring of 2021, the short-term outlook continues to look rather grim.

    First, a brief disclaimer

    I recognize that it’s inappropriate for me to express ...

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  • As We Try to Kick Through Quicksand July 11, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,
    Here’s some of the latest COVID-19 news.

    As things stand

    On July 10, The U.S. saw a record 70,000 new COVID-19 cases, and we are now brushing up against 1,000 deaths per day.  The current U.S. daily incidence is more than 50% higher than it was at the time of our first ...

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  • Coronavirus Vaccine: Expert Says, ‘We Need Time to Get This Right’ July 7, 2020

    COVID-19 vaccine

    Expert Calls for Slow & Steady Approach in Vaccine Development

    While the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine may seem as if it’s being run in slow motion, with most experts predicting ...

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  • Superfoods and Your Immune System July 7, 2020

    Food for Thought: Nourishing the Immune System

    As football coaches and nutritionists know, the best offense is a good defense. In the fight against COVID-19, the promise of boosting the immune system with specific ‘superfoods’ ...

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  • Navigating Uncertain Times with Hope and Optimism July 7, 2020

    How to Adjust, Adapt and Embrace the New Normal

    As we emerge cautiously from the safety of home into a world that seems comfortingly familiar yet irrefutably ...

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  • Holiday Reminder July 2, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,
    Here are some of the latest COVID-19 news items.

    No hyperbole here

    As you most certainly have heard or read in the news, COVID-19 cases in the United States are skyrocketing.  All journalistic sensationalism aside, we are in trouble.  To blame: a continued disregard for scientific evidence and the experts who try ...

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  • Football and TGIF June 26, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here are some of the latest COVID-19 news items.

    Can we count on protective antibodies after a COVID-19 infection?

    A recent study has demonstrated that many people may not produce adequate protective antibodies after a COVID-19 infection.  The researchers were able to identify protective antibodies; they just didn’t find that they were ...

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