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Coronavirus: 6 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

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

Most people who get coronavirus aren’t admitted to the hospital. They deal with the illness at home. 

Are you equipped to do this? Do you have the things you need for COVID-19 self-care?

Here are six medicine cabinet essentials every household should have during the pandemic.

6 COVID-19 Care Essentials

  1. Thermometer. Along with coughing and difficulty breathing, fever is one of the most common COVID-19 symptoms.
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Coronavirus: The Hidden Health Toll

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Every day we see the numbers. Tens of thousands more Americans test positive. Thousands more die.

But the real toll of the coronavirus pandemic goes far beyond these figures. It’s causing unseen health damage that may never be fully known.

One part of the hidden cost is the stress and anxiety that many of us feel. More Americans than ever are turning to pharmaceutical drugs for help.

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Coronavirus: Doctors Test Ancient Remedy

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One of the world’s oldest medicines is now being tested to potentially fight one of the newest diseases.

Colchicine was first used as a health remedy by the ancient Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. It is an extract of the crocus flower.

The Greeks used it as a laxative. Six centuries later, the Byzantines discovered that colchicine eases the inflammation of gout.

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Coronavirus: Seniors Are Showing Odd Symptoms

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

By now most of us know the main symptoms of COVID-19: a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 

But doctors are noticing something strange in older coronavirus patients. They may have none of these signs. 

Instead, some show an entirely different range of symptoms.[1]

Doctors have found that older coronavirus patients may just feel “off” at first. Their behavior may change.

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Breathing Is Making You Fat

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

If you have weight issues, you may have joked that you get heavier merely by looking at food. Of course, that’s impossible.

But a new study shows that simply breathing can actually cause you to pack on weight.[1]

The study was published in the journal Environment International. It found that breathing a certain kind of pollution can trigger obesity.

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COVID-19: We’ve Been Here Before…Lessons From 1918

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick2 Comments

The disease spread quickly, killing thousands of Americans a day.

Doctors had no effective treatments. There was no vaccine. 

Parts of the country were locked down. The economy ground to a halt. Politicians were divided on whether to enforce quarantines or go about business as usual. 

The year was 1918. Spanish flu was ravishing the nation. Although today’s COVID-19 crisis seems unprecedented, it’s not.

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