Brynna Connor MD
How do you seek safe medical care during the pandemic? Many people are trying to be responsible during the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting their interactions with other people and by not going out in public spaces as often. However, one result of these precautions is that some people have been avoiding going to their physician or getting medical care. This can lead to serious consequences for those who are experiencing other health problems. Learn about several alternatives to in-person healthcare visits.
Researchers at the largest healthcare system in Massachusetts studied how quickly COVID-19 spread before and after implementing a mask policy. In the early days of the epidemic, the number of cases among healthcare workers rose by 1.16% per day. After a policy went into place requiring that all employees and patients wear masks, the number of cases decreased by 0.49% per day.
The glow … the look of our sun-kissed cheeks … pretty, aren’t they? Then, suddenly, we hit our thirties, and the deleterious effects of our sun-worshipping start to show. Here are some pointers to keeping your skin safer in the Texas sun.
Allergies develop when the body responds with antibodies to a foreign invader. This response builds up over time. Every exposure mounts a stronger response. The body’s response causes tissue destruction, blood vessel dilation, histamine production, and this histamine is then released from the body. Histamine results in itchy, watery eyes, congestion, headache, and the Achoo! … on down the line, and some people develop eczema and/or even asthma or “reactive airway disease.”
Many people struggle with anxiety and how to manage stress in a healthy way. Unfortunately, mental health concerns have worsened for many people since COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions in peoples’ lives. While benzodiazepines work well for some people in certain situations, they are not a good fit for many— and for many reasons. In particular, benzodiazepines are only meant for short-term use and are not a good solution for people who need long-term help with anxiety.
Heart disease kills more people than from any other cause, but with technology and better choices, you can significantly lower your risk.
What are the right supplements to boost your immune system, especially with the rise of COVID-19? See my own “go to” supplements.
Losing a pet can be devastating, even affecting mental and physical health. Here are strategies to help work through the grieving process.
When should toddlers start taking vitamins? Read the suggestions of Dr. Connor and other medical professionals in this article.
Better management of sleep, hygiene, caffeine, media exposure and even social interactions can help you improve your immune system.