310620 2019 Novel Coronavirus

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, here are a few other ways you can keep your family healthy and help prevent the spread of viruses, including:Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Stay away from others who are sick or keep them home if they are ill. Cough and sneeze into your arm or elbow or tissue, not your hands. Clean and disinfect household objects and surfaces in your home.

290720 Salt shaken by Glenn Cardwell 1/2

Think of salt and health and the first, and possibly only, association you can make is to link salt and high blood pressure. That's understandable as anyone with hypertension is told cut out salt and choose salt-reduced foods. Having high blood pressure also increases the chance of having a stroke.

220720 Urinary incontinence in older women may be less in those who exercise

A study published a few years back found that women who exercised on a regular basis were less likely to develop urinary incontinence. Researchers tracked the exercise habits of over 30,000 women and then reported the outcomes in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

210720 Please Wear a Face Mask So I Can Shut Up About Wearing Face Masks

Let’s do this. Let’s wear the mask. Me in the mask. You in the mask. Everybody in the mask! Yes, it sounds like the lyrics to a bad summer anthem, the kind of song I turn up a little too loudly in the family car. But let’s get it done. Mask up. I can’t believe it’s the third week of July and we’re still arguing about masks in this country. The rest of the planet must look at us like we’re a bunch of lunatics.

170720 Coronavirus Precautions for Older Adults

Among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Severe illness means that the person with COVID-19 may require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe, or they may even die.