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Gratitude & Coronavirus Resilience

Did you know that Gratitude is actually good for your immune system? College students who performed a “Loving Kindness” gratitude meditation entered into a  sustained physiologic state of calm with increased heart rate variability (HRV), a greater sense of connectedness to others, & increased positive emotions (joy,

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NSAIDS & Coronavirus: should we be worried?

Can taking NSAID medications like Ibuprofen (aka Motrin or Advil) really make COVID-19 infection worse?  A possible correlation was noted by Olivier Veran, French Minister for Solidarity & Health, after doctors in France observed that young people presenting with more severe illness may have had NSAID use

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Coronavirus & Social Distancing

Please, mamas & papas & caregivers, help #flattenthecurve … In the US, we are on a trajectory to double COVID-19 cases every 2-5 days. At this pace, patients with serious illness requiring ICU beds will quickly outnumber availability, placing us in the same heart-wrenching situation that Italy

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How To Talk With Your Kids About Coronavirus

As we hold our collective breath, waiting to see what will happen in the coming weeks as Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the US and the world, some of us are panicking. And even if you’re not panicking, someone around you is. And through this all… Our

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Handwashing and Coronavirus: Are you doing it the right way?

How much does handwashing really help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus? Let’s find out! Did you know that 30% of people DON’T wash their hands after going to the bathroom? EEEEUUUUWWW!  And of those who do wash their hands, only about 50% do it RIGHT? Many

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know

[Updated March 24, 2020 to include the latest potential therapeutic options.] Flu hysteria has now transformed into coronavirus hysteria, and many of you have asked me how worried you should really be. News around COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and many of us are not

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