Month: June 2020

June 30, 2020 Joe Brady

Physical activity is known to have a profound impact on the normal functioning of the immune system. Currently, no scientific data exists regarding the effects of exercise on this coronavirus, there is evidence that exercise can protect you from many other viral infections. Having better cardiorespiratory fitness and performing regular moderate physical activity has been…

June 30, 2020 Joe Brady

For this demonstration, Dr. Davis held agar cultures near his face and sneezed, sang, talked, and coughed at them. For one set, he wore a standard surgical mask, and for the other, he wore no mask. Check out the video on the masking debate. We are officially living in a Parks and Rec episode.https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/microbiologist-mask-bacteria-demonstration

June 23, 2020 Joe Brady

Two hairstylists in Springfield, Missouri, tested positive for COVID-19 in late May. Together they had seen 140 customers since the salon reopened. They may have been contagious the whole time. But instead of detecting a cluster of new cases, local public-health had 46 salon customers tested for the virus, not one was positive. The reason…

June 16, 2020 Joe Brady

You can reduce stress and keep you mind sharp at the same time. According to researchers at Harvard Medical School, studies have shown that many common stress management techniques also serve to improve mental functions like memory and cognitive function and maybe even help prevent cognitive decline as we get older. In addition these have…

June 9, 2020 Joe Brady

What if instead of prescribing a pill for something like depression, a doctor could prescribe a yearlong pass to the museum, or a series of art classes? Would that be as effective as a drug? Could it even be more effective? How do we keep people healthy in mind and body during these stressful times?These…