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Coronavirus: This Could Be Why America Is Getting Hit Hard, Studies Say

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick

Most of us understand by now that COVID-19 is a disease of the lungs. It kills by destroying lung function.

But what you may not know is that our lungs are not only under assault from the coronavirus…a second factor is at work here. The air we breathe is also damaging our health. 

Two new studies reveal that air pollution in the U.S.… Read More

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COVID-19’s Deadly Complication: Study Reveals Natural Help

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick

There’s one reason: It causes acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS.

What makes coronavirus so dangerous? Why does it kill so many more people than other viruses like the flu?

If you get COVID-19 and you can avoid ARDS, chances are you’ll survive. But patients who get ARDS often don’t make it.

One study found that 45% of COVID-19 patients who develop ARDS die.… Read More

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Your Feet May Reveal If You Have Coronavirus, New Research Suggests

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick

We recently told you about a strange early symptom of COVID-19. Patients were reporting that they had lost their sense of smell. 

Since we brought you that article, loss of sense of smell has become one of the widely accepted symptoms that doctors use to diagnose coronavirus. 

Now, COVID-19 patients are reporting another bizarre, possible early warning sign: foot sores. Doctors in Spain, Italy, and France have noted patients with purple, chicken pox-like lesions on their toes.… Read More

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Coronavirus: How NOT to Wear a Mask

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick

Suddenly masks are everywhere. 

Americans are taking seriously the CDC’s revised guidelines to wear masks in public at all times. The problem is that many of us find them uncomfortable. So we tug on them. We pull them down so our noses are exposed. Or we pull them off completely to speak.

That’s exactly what you shouldn’t do.

“Wearing a mask takes some getting used to,” says anesthesiologist Dr.… Read More

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Takeout Food Is Safe…If You Do This

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Immune Health by Garry Messick

The coronavirus crisis has left us with two food options: We can cook at home or we can order prepared takeout/delivery food. 

But is the second option safe? What if the restaurant cook has the virus? Could it be passed on to us?

Professor Don Schaffner specializes in microbial risk assessment at Rutgers University. He ordered Thai takeout recently. And he intends to continue to do it throughout the pandemic. … Read More

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The Antidote to Coronavirus Sadness

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick

It’s easy to be depressed about our coronavirus-infested world. 

Many of us have lost our jobs. We’ve seen our investments tank. We wake up each morning fearing that this will be the day that we or someone we care about will get sick. 

It’s natural to be sad. But new research shows there’s something you can do about it.

The study was published in the journal Health Psychology.… Read More