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Same bottom line for vaccines

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Variants keep coming, vaccines keep working. Just keep reminding yourself of that when another scar-mongrel comes along to keep you up at night because of a new variant from Chad, Vietnam, Venezuela, Brazil, India, or wherever. For now, the vaccines are miraculously effective. They may not stay that way but then we should be able […]

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I didn’t think it had been this bad

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An international study led by Goethe University in Frankfurt that looked at potential physical and emotional consequences of the pandemic has concluded that during the first lockdown (way back in pre-history nearly, that is, in 2020) people were an astounding 40 % less active than they had been pre-pandemic. As well, the number of people […]

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In case you missed this . . .

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In what may truly be a breakthrough (the most over-worked word from academic PR people) a recent new animal study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology concluded that “icing alters the molecular environment inside injured muscles in detrimental ways, slowing healing.” In English, this means that in this study, post-injury icing slowed the recovery of […]

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Old doctor joke that is always relavent, at least when assessing American doctors (not nearly as true in Canada, I hasten to add). One surgeon to second surgeon: So what did the patient have? 2nd surgeon: $1000. 1st surgeon: No, I meant for what did you operate? 2nd surgeon: I told you. $1000. I bring […]

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A strong reason to get your COVID vaccine

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Your vaccine coverage will protect millions of others who are not as well protected by these vaccines as you are likely to be. And I’m not just talking about the elderly. I mean those who are immune-compromised, which, according to a recent report, is roughly 10 % of all those people with some type of […]

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Sit less, move more, keep weight off

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That 6 word message is crucial for anyone who wants to lose weight – or who wants to keep it off after they’ve lost it – to keep in mind at all times because there’s simply no substitute for that formula for keeping weight under control, and a new study, reinforces that strong message. In […]