Finally! Things are starting to free up just a little. People can start to feel a little more normal. A little. Patients can get some of the procedures done that they have been putting off. It really is just crazy.

“In 1901, the only the only roadway in interior Alaska was the Yukon River Trail. The trail was marked every year with branches and kept flagged by mail carriers who made weekly trips from Dawson to Nome, a distance of 1,600 miles, stopping at mail cabins near the riverbank for the shelter o…

Most people believe that medications are synthetic substances that the FDA has approved for the clinical treatment of disorders, without realizing they were derived from a plant. Thousands of FDA-approved medications began as natural plants and flowers. You may not realize this, but no morph…

At the end of the day when you want to just let go and relax, enjoy this simple but most relaxing yoga pose, “Legs Up the Wall.”

It is often thought that when one of our senses diminishes that one of our other senses can compensate for that deficiency. In a study by Anu Sharma, PhD., of the University of Colorado Boulder (2020), there is supporting evidence of the correlation and cooperation that our senses have with …

At the end of the day when you want to just let go and relax, enjoy this simple but most relaxing yoga pose, “Legs Up the Wall.”

If you’ve ever cooked using saffron spice, you know that this unique spice is flavorful and aromatic. For me, saffron is a must-have for dishes such as plain rice (or paella), soups such as chicken soup or bouillabaisse and certain bread/pastries. The active medicinal compounds in saffron co…

Your immune system is a collection of billions of cells (including lymphocytes) moving in the bloodstream. These cells travel in and out of both tissues and organs. They attack foreign bodies such as viruses, bacteria and cancerous cells. Lymphocytes come in two types: T cells, which destroy…

MAYWOOD, IL – The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for children and parents. However, Bridget Boyd, MD, a Loyola Medicine pediatrician, says there are ways that parents can communicate, and actions that they can take, to protect children and help them to better understa…

Sadly, we’re hearing more about strokes and blood clots lately. Apparently, this is a rare, but possible concern with COVID-19 and it is disheartening because, at first, researchers thought this virus stayed in the lungs. But now, we know it can penetrate all human tissues and organs.

We all love our furry friends, but while many of us adopt our dogs for snuggling, running and playing fetch with, some dogs provide essential assistance for their owners: service dogs. The most well-known type of service dog is a seeing-eye dog, but service dogs can actually be trained to he…

Holy Toledo! They’re gone! Panic! You look around, no where are they to be found. You reach back up to your ears. Nope, they are really gone. A fortune, gone. You decide to back track. You check the parking lot, car, the stores you were at. You wished you would have just stayed home. Wow, th…

Defining “Living in the Age of Technology” is a challenge and oxymoron (terms that seems to be opposite from “real life”). In response to forced isolation, many people have turned to artificial experiences like technology as a substitute for human contact when freedom to make personal choice…

The concept of herd immunity, or community immunity, has sparked debate about whether it would control the spread of COIVD-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), herd immunity is a situation in which sufficient proportions of a population are immune to an infe…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated.

With healthcare information changing daily amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, little attention has been given to its effect on one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies: the eyes. To provide an update, Dr. Annie Nguyen, assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology and assistant director of t…

Yoga practice has an immediate psychological effect. Yoga is one of the best pathways to generate positive energy towards a goal, pursuing it into reality. The first step is letting go of negative thoughts or energy.

Life as we know it has definitely changed. Most people will have noticed a little bit different pace. Many are watching more movies and doing more yard work. Some people are a bit “put out by all the fuss of COVID-19” while others range from being careful and observant to some that are down …

Chronological aging is about “regeneration” and renewal” not “degeneration.” Biological beings “age” physically; however, psychologically, we can choose a point of view and set of beliefs to guide our actions that refocus consequences. Emphasis on healthy thoughts and living instead of negat…

People are starting to think outside the pill as they shelter in place, and look online for herbs and vitamins that support immune function. As consumers become more savvy about natural plant-based medicine, we are seeing increasing interest in one herb in particular called andrographis.

People with a gene variant that puts them at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease are protected from its debilitating effects if they also carry a variant of a completely different gene, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators report in a large new study.

A Yoga practice boosts and regulates human immunity by increasing blood flow through deep cleansing breaths, clearing out the mucus in nasal passages and chest congestion.

What happens when you have a hearing loss? Well, to start with you may have a hard time hearing sounds. For example, birds in the distance. Maybe the coffee smells good while it is brewing but you don’t hear the sounds the machine is actually making. That’s sad to me; I love that sound.

Yoga is “rejuvenation,” “regeneration” and renewal. Yoga emphasizes the evaluation of daily habits and behaviors that improve wellness. One invader that has existed for millions of years in living entities is the regenerative virus.

ORLANDO — The economic and health fears prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely causing stress for just about everyone. Whether you are a healthcare worker, first responder, a caregiver or are missing someone you’ve lost, Cornerstone Hospice is offering free support groups to the communi…

If you’re out somewhere getting groceries for example, don’t sneeze. If you do, you might be taking your life into your hands. That happened to me last month when I sneezed in the parking lot at Safeway (into my arm), and then heard myself explaining to the stranger eyeing me like she wanted…

Health care providers and researchers are gaining a greater understanding about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and how the virus can spread. Public health messages emphasize the importance of frequent, thorough hand-washing and social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

HOUSTON — Secrecy surrounding executions could hinder efforts by a group of medical professionals who are asking the nation’s death penalty states for medications used in lethal injections so that they can go to coronavirus patients who are on ventilators, according to a death penalty expert…

in many parts of the U.S., spring is in full bloom. And with the arrival of spring comes an increase in seasonal allergies, often to the pollen that is produced by trees. Given the situation with COVID-19, many people have questions about increased risk of infection or complications from the virus.

“Conscious Realization” in yoga is an awakening practice that flows from within as the body moves from one yoga posture into the next.

Technology at its best. Hearing instruments have evolved from a horn in your ear to a little computer that can store data and connect to your cell phone. Through your cell phone or your tablet we can then connect you directly to our office system. Amazing! Right?

A tap-dancing yoga practitioner! Yes, this is what Jenny Martin is awakening in her spare time: “Well, I like to dance,” said Martin. “The sounds and rhythm of the ‘taps’ are motivating and easy to learn.”

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lisa Neuburger was caring for a patient with the coronavirus when the person’s ventilator tube became detached. As she worked to help the patient, she knew fluid from the person’s lungs could be spraying into the air, possibly exposing her to the virus, despite the protecti…