School is back in session. And parents across the country let out a collective “halleluiah”! But amidst the joy and excitement, there is still a range of fear and confusion. As parents, our natural tendency is to do everything we can to shield our children, supporting them both emotionally and physically. While we can’t protect our kids against every risk the world presents, there are several things we can do to support them through this transition.
As it turns out, your current health matters a lot when it comes to how your body responds to a viral infection like COVID-19. The CDC recently reported that only 6% of all COVID-19 related deaths were caused by the virus alone, with no presence of other disease or health concerns. In 94% of deaths there has been the presence of underlying conditions (1).
Over the years, I’ve had countless patients bring their standard blood labs from their doctor to our initial appointment. Most frequently, their feedback is “my doctor says all of the numbers seem fine, but I’m still not feeling great. What do I do?”
Being a mom is no easy job. In fact, most moms would say it’s the toughest job they’ve ever had. The daily stress and pressure often means moms put their health lowest on the priority list. But a healthier mom is a happier mom... and as we all know, ain’t nobody happy if mama ain’t happy!
With over 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and 30 million new jobless claims in the U.S., people are growing anxious to identify solutions for how to safely reopen the economy while limiting spread of the virus. Unfortunately, there seem to be more questions than answers. The topic we get asked about frequently relates to coronavirus antibody testing. Here is our take on the subject.
First thing’s first: the current coronavirus is novel, meaning it is new. There are clinical studies underway to better understand the virus, but at the time of this writing, there is not enough data for the FDA to approve any specific supplement or medication to prevent or treat COVID-19.