The Coronavirus Test: How It Works

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A shortage of coronavirus tests has been one of the biggest problems in fighting the spread in the U.S. But screening is slowly becoming more available. And before the pandemic is over, we may all need to get tested.

But how exactly do they work? Are they painful? When should you get one?

We have the answers…

How the Coronavirus Test Is Done

First, a healthcare worker collects a sample.

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Coronavirus: Chinese Discover Simple Trick to Support Breathing

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Immune Health by Garry Messick2 Comments

The coronavirus originated in China, so it is Chinese doctors who have the most experience treating it. 

They recently published a scientific paper about a simple trick they used to save patients who were critically ill with COVID-19.

The study was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care. Doctors looked at coronavirus patients in Wuhan with acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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7 Foods that Strengthen Immunity

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Let’s be clear: Science doesn’t yet know of any drugs or supplements that will specifically target coronavirus and keep it at bay.

But a strong immune system gives your body a better chance to fight off any viral infection.

Here are seven foods that will help boost your defenses against whatever bugs may come your way…

7 Foods for a Stronger Immune System

  1. Broccoli.
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The Strange First Symptom of Coronavirus

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Admit it…

You’ve done it.

We all have.

You cough. Or maybe your throat seems a little scratchy. You might feel a bit warm. Maybe a little tired. 

And you wonder: “Is this coronavirus?”

All of us are hyper alert for the first signs we might have it. But the earliest symptom may be something you’d never expect.  

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors from around the world and organizations representing them have issued an alert.

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Coronavirus: Stay in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ for Better Health

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

Scientists call it the “Goldilocks Zone.”

As you might expect, it originated with the old tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

It’s when a dose of something is effective not when it’s too small or when it’s too large…but when it’s just right.

So it is with exercise.

Researchers have found that during outbreaks of viral diseases such as coronavirus, not exercising is harmful.

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Coronavirus: What You Should Know About These Blood Pressure Drugs

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Two popular classes of blood pressure medications may increase the risk of getting a severe coronavirus infection, according to a new scientific paper.

Millions of Americans take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs). They’re two of the most prescribed types of medications in the country.[1]

ACE drugs include:

  •  Lotensin (benazepril)
  • Vasotec (enalapril)
  • Prinivil (lisinopril)
  • Altace (ramipril)
  • Aceon (perindopril).
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