Covid-19

PUMPING IRONY: Cashing in on COVID

Driven by the demands of a broken business model, nursing homes opened their doors to coronavirus patients — with predictable…

1 month ago

5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Lifestyle factors — like exercise and nutrition — can boost your immunity.

1 month ago

Taking Notice

When we stop to focus on what we can do and what is good, we can find reason to hope.

2 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Keep Calm and Carry On

Recent research suggests the elderly are coping more effectively than their younger peers with the emotional challenges of the pandemic.…

2 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: A Dose of Reality

All indications suggest seniors may be wise to temper their expectations about a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine.

2 months ago

Could Masks Help Build Immunity?

It's all about the "viral inoculum theory," according to infectious-disease experts.

3 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Salutary Side Effects?

Non-COVID hospital admissions have dropped precipitously since the pandemic struck, leading some to suggest our precautions have somehow made us…

3 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Location, Location, Location

Many factors affect our access to healthcare, but new research suggests that where we choose to live may actually enhance…

3 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Trials and Tribulations

Elderly Americans who volunteer for drug trials seldom make the cut. That makes it more difficult for researchers to know…

3 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Statins and Suspicions

Recent research suggests cholesterol-reducing drugs may be safer than once thought and offer cancer- and COVID-fighting benefits. So, why do…

4 months ago

The Table

A call for alignment on a global scale — for the good of our planet and future generations.

4 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Locked Out

While COVID-19 has exacted a huge toll on those coping with a chronic disease, few have suffered more than older…

4 months ago

Does Exercise Boost the Immune System?

Exercise is an immune booster, but if you've been exposed to or are recovering from COVID-19, you might want to…

4 months ago

A Dose of Uncertainty

As we wait impatiently for a COVID-19 vaccine to free us from the current pandemic, a recent survey indicates surprising…

4 months ago

A Different Kind of Recovery

In tough times, we tend to move through distinct phases of coping before learning to move ahead.

4 months ago

Why T Cells in Your Immune System May Be Your Strongest COVID-19 Defense

Coronavirus antibodies might not be long-lasting, but the latest research has found new hope for battling the virus — your…

4 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: The Perils of Normalcy

Six months into the current pandemic, I realize I’ve begun to forget the lessons it’s been trying to teach me.

5 months ago

Exercise Can Boost Immunity and May Reduce Risk of COVID-19

New guidelines by the American College of Sports Medicine recommend exercise as a strategy to avoid a severe case of…

5 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: Faulty Connections

The current pandemic has sparked a boom in telemedicine, but a new study notes the many reasons why it’s not…

5 months ago

How to Relieve Stress During a Pandemic

You may be experiencing a chronic state of stress activation known as “allostatic load.” Our experts offer five techniques to…

5 months ago

PUMPING IRONY: The Kids Are Alright?

Some evidence suggests that young people are carrying the virus into their multigenerational households, triggering the pandemic’s recent surge. Does…

6 months ago