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PUMPING IRONY: In Need of a Boost

By Craig Cox
U.S. seniors have rolled up their sleeves for the initial rounds of COVID vaccines at a rate far above average, but as COVID-related deaths among vaccinated Americans continue to rise, public-health officials worry that too many have stopped short of the booster.
Paul Kriegler

Everyday Habits for Building Immunity

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 1   April 19, 2022

The topic of immunity has gotten a lot of attention because of the pandemic, yet our immune systems always need support so we’re healthy and strong at the metabolic level and prepared to fight off germs, bacteria, and other potentially compromising invaders. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the lifestyle habits within our control that can build our immunity, including primary factors to be aware of and what might provide us with the greatest resilience.

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PUMPING IRONY: Is There a Pharmacist in the House?

By Craig Cox
The pandemic has pushed pharmacists into primary-care territory traditionally dominated by physicians, and some policymakers believe convenience and expense argue for giving them even more latitude to test and treat. The American Medical Association begs to differ.
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Can the Common Cold Prime Our Immune System to Fight COVID?

By Mo Perry
Exposure to germs may help our B cells and T cells battle COVID later on.
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From Status Quo to Flow: A 3-Minute Guided Visualization

By Barbara Powell, MA, NBC–HWC
Use this mental exercise to focus on areas of your life where you feel like you’re processing change or encountering challenge.
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Do You Have COVID-somnia?

By Craig Cox
Try these 12 tips to get some sleep and deal with chronic insomnia.
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PUMPING IRONY: Going Slow

By Craig Cox
As scientists struggle to create treatment protocols for those coping with long COVID, a new study suggests they shouldn’t ignore long-term mobility issues many seniors face after even a mild case of the virus.
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Long-Haul-Covid Recovery and Vaccines

By Mo Perry
Some people with long-haul COVID have seen their symptoms abate after getting one of the mRNA vaccines. Here's what might be at play.
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Why Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise — Especially After COVID

By Mo Perry
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions are on the rise, partly because of the prevalence of long COVID. Discover what can trigger autoimmunity and how a functional-medicine approach can help.
A sick woman in bed holds her head in her hands.

Is It COVID-19, the Flu, a Common Cold, or Seasonal Allergies?

By Michael Dregni
How to tell them apart during influenza season and the ongoing pandemic.
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Can COVID Cure Our Ailing Healthcare System?

By Craig Cox
The pandemic may have a silver lining, according to a recent study: increased in-home-care options and "high-value" medical treatments.
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Larry Prablek’s Success Story

By Larry Prablek
After a frightening bout with COVID-19, an ER doctor recommits to his fitness routine.
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Exercise: A Promising Factor for Protecting Against COVID

By Molly Tynjala
A regular fitness routine may help protect those diagnosed with COVID against hospitalization and even death.
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Can Smell Training Help COVID-19 Survivors Restore Their Sense of Smell?

By Craig Cox
Many people who've recovered from COVID-19 lose their sense of smell or suffer from a condition called parosmia, which is a distorted sense of smell. Smell training would help.
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What Will the Postpandemic Workplace Look Like?

By Jon Spayde
Whether we're working from home or in "third places" like coffee shops and coworking spaces, we are reinventing the way we work.
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The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic

By Michael Dregni
There's been a steep increase in the use of single-use plastic since the pandemic hit — here's why.
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PUMPING IRONY: Born to Run?

By Craig Cox
Late-blooming runners are routinely beating veteran racers at the national level, raising questions about the toll decades of training exact on the body — and why we choose to run (or not) in the first place.
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Another New Normal

By Quinton Skinner
As life continues to evolve in the wake of the pandemic, experts offer advice on how to remain adaptable.
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PUMPING IRONY: Back to the Future

By Craig Cox
Emerging from social isolation, I’m discovering the importance of patience and empathy while gradually reconnecting to friends, family, and an eerily familiar postpandemic world.
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PUMPING IRONY: The COVID Effect

By Craig Cox
The pandemic has persuaded the U.S. healthcare industry to reimagine some aspects of its operations in ways that may yield significant benefits for the elderly. Will those revelations survive a return to normalcy?
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PUMPING IRONY: Parkinson’s: The Next Pandemic?

By Craig Cox
Cases of the debilitating neurological disease have been surging in recent years and some researchers suggest COVID-19 may accelerate the trend.
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