C-Force: Finding the Hero Within the Face of a Pandemic

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As reports continue to come in of medical professionals thrust into the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, communities around the country have stepped up the efforts to publicly recognize these individuals for their sacrifice and courage.

In Greensboro, North Carolina, the local Fox TV station has begun a series honoring...Read more

C-Force: How Shall We Honor Those on the Frontlines of the Pandemic?

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Last week, I shared an opinion piece written by Gregory Jasani, an emergency medicine resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In it, he issued a stern warning to all who disregard social distancing mandates. "Every time we interact with an infected patient, our own risk of contracting the virus increases," he wrote. "Even if we ...Read more

C-Force: Dangers of Being Delusional When Sizing Up New Coronavirus

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Attention all knuckleheads. I'm talking about those cyclists and runners who have been crowding New York's parks, hanging out at California beaches or frolicking in Florida during spring break. It includes those hiking in large groups through trails and parks and those who had to be cleared out from New Orleans' Bourbon Street -- even after ...Read more

C-Force: Are We Focusing on the Wrong Things in Combating the Coronavirus?

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From the outset, there was consistent assurance from public health experts that stocking up on surgical masks will not reduce your chance of catching a common cold, the flu or the novel coronavirus. It was widely reported. As Dr. Pauline Jose, clinical instructor at UCLA and family medicine specialist explains to Livestrong: "There is no ...Read more

C Force: Are Airlines Finally Cleaning Up Their Act?

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The idea of commercial airlines being vessels for the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 reminds me that in today's world of air travel, we have, for years, taken certain risks when we fly without much thought. For example, unforeseen circumstances can cause flights to be grounded anywhere and at any time without warning, stranding us. The...Read more

C-Force: Coronavirus risks reward some

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Something appears to be outpacing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus: the fear of contracting it, whether well-founded or not. It seems to be spreading faster than the disease itself and is now an additional plague -- one that isn't getting nearly the attention it deserves. Within this fear can be ...Read more

C Force: Shielding Against Brain Trauma Needs To Be a Societal Goal

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I'm just guessing, but I imagine it would be hard to find a top expert in health or science who would not admit there's a lot we don't know about traumatic brain injury prevention and treatment. As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury is any "disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be ...Read more

C Force: No Time for Downtime Anymore

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This past Monday was Presidents Day, a designated federal holiday where offices and many government institutions were closed. Still, a surprising number of American workers both in and outside of the office were working. Leading up to this day off, those who decided to enjoy it probably fell into the pattern of cramming in as much work as ...Read more

Time to Give Coffee a Break

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With the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak dominating the news -- as it rightly should -- I thought I would offer up a familiar subject for contemplation. Something that you might take a break with as you sit back, relax and drink it in. It should not be hard to swallow.

According to the National Coffee Association, the number of ...Read more

Though Life Expectancy Rose Slightly in 2018, It Is Hardly Enough

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When we look at the things we try to avoid in life, you would hope that escaping premature death would be top of the list. After all, it speaks to our basic human drive for survival. Yet, in our modern world, preventable risks posed by smoking, unhealthy diets and drug use contribute mightily to diseases and, ultimately, premature death. These...Read more

Thoughts on Traumatic Brain Injury

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In October 2006, some 30 hours after departing Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., I stepped off a C-130 troop transport plane and on to the tarmac of Iraq's Al Asad Air Base to fulfill a long-planned visit with our troops. If I had any doubts that I was now in a war zone, they were quickly dispelled when I was ordered to put on a ...Read more

From Old Age To New Medicine

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A wise man named Jules Renard once said, "It is not a question of how old you are, but a question of how you are old." No matter how we look at the issue of aging, one thing is clear: People age in different ways and at different rates. Recently, in a study conducted by Stanford University and published in Nature Medicine, scientists decided ...Read more

Calling Off Alcohol for a Change

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For more than a decade, "Dry January" has served as a resolution calling for a month-long break from alcohol. If you want to jump on this wagon, it is never too late to start by stopping. Whether you make it to the finish line or not, studies show that giving up alcohol -- even briefly -- has health benefits.

Dry January has been gaining ...Read more


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