Author: Joe Brady

August 4, 2020 Joe Brady

While waiting for a vaccine or a cure, doctors around the world are effectively getting better at treating patients with COVID-19 and saving many lives. Doctors in hard-hit areas of Europe like Italy and the UK began in late February reaching out to Doctors in China for advice on treating patients with COVID. According to…

July 28, 2020 Joe Brady

Simple steps to keep your mind sharp My wife calls it COVID brain. After being stuck at home under stressful circumstances for so long we all begin acting dopey. Like prisoners trapped in solitary confinement, we all begin bouncing off the walls. Scientists know that social isolation contributes to “worse overall cognitive performance and executive…

July 20, 2020 Joe Brady

Finally some legitimate cause for hope in the fight against COVID-19. A vaccine being developed at the University of Oxford has been shown to produce a strong immune response. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci “any way you slice it, this is good news”. In a clinical trial published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet,…

July 14, 2020 Joe Brady

Feeling like social distancing is putting a crimp your regular exercise routine? Between the stress and changing routines, and constantly changing health recommendations it’s harder than ever to maintain a regular physical activity regime. Add to that 100-degree temperature and its a struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle at a time when staying healthy is…

July 8, 2020 Joe Brady

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” comes from an aphorism of the 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Scientists have shown that this idea is indeed built right into our biology. When you stress a bicep muscle by exercising it and then let it rest it grows stronger. Stress a bone properly and it…

July 8, 2020 Joe Brady

By Jacqui Shumway M.S. There is a pressing need to change behavior and encourage people to mask up properly. This is crucial behavior that everyone needs to follow yet we cannot make it so onerous that people refuse to follow the recommendations. Getting people to understand when where and why masks are important has been…

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…