Tag: COVID-19

February 9, 2021 Joe Brady

The good news is we are entering the “light at the end of a long dark tunnel” phase of the COVID -19 Pandemic. The bad news is it’s more than just a little confusing just how to go about getting your vaccine. In general, you need to contact your health care provider and see what…

December 28, 2020 Joe Brady

While most of us are in vaccine purgatory, waiting for our turn, there are definite steps we all can take to improve our mental and physical health and even improve our body’s ability to utilize the vaccine and enhance its effectiveness. While public health officials have been focused upon the pandemic response from a medical…

November 16, 2020 Joe Brady

From the Osher Clinic at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital If the coronavirus doesn’t get you the stress will. With months yet to go in this pandemic we all need tools and resources for coping with COVID-19. Although disappointed we could not attend in person this year, Jacqui and I did get…

November 9, 2020 Joe Brady

Early results from the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer show their vaccine may be as much as 90% effective! If this data holds up and the studies confirm its safety, this is the most encouraging news we have had on the COVID-19 front. Pfizer is still required to continue following up on 43,000 folks…

September 1, 2020 Joe Brady

In a season that seems so dark, and bad news hitting the headlines in wave after wave, you have to look hard to find reasons for hope. Yet there is always hope and humanity has survived many a crisis by looking for a light at the end of the tunnel and making a break for…

August 24, 2020 Joe Brady

Health Care is not an industry! We all have an interest in staying healthy and that depends upon being able to tell good information from bad. Since the earliest days in the history of medicine, health professionals have long fought to dispel myths and counter misinformation. During the current pandemic and unfettered reach of social…

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…