C-Force: Dietary Guidelines and Adopting a Post-Pandemic Mentality

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In the midst of a mind-bending week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines. Developed without normal fanfare and scant public attention due to the pandemic, this once-every-five-year exercise is intended to provide the public with the most up-to-date ...Read more

C-Force: Finding a New Way to Look at the New Year

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This is not a piece about New Year's resolutions. It seems too raw and unpredictable a moment for that. Consider, for a moment, from where and what we are emerging. It is now being described by experts as a lost year. "In a way, Covid-19 behaved like a thief, stealing precious time that may be lost forever," writes NBC Health reporters Daniel ...Read more

C-Force: A Small Piece That Might Fit a 2021 Wellness Journey

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Congratulations. Susanna Schrobsdorff, an editor at large for Time magazine, recently noted that, as we face the new year, we have just made it through literally the darkest month of the year. In the USA and some other areas in the Northern Hemisphere, Dec. 21 signals the winter solstice. For the past six months, the days have grown shorter and ...Read more

C-Force: Another Stone in a Seawall To Meet the Pandemic Tide

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On Monday morning in New York City, shortly after 9 a.m., critical care nurse Sandra Lindsay became the first person in this country to receive the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. In doing so, she immediately become symbolic of a new beginning in the fight against a raging pandemic. The event will stand as a rare and much-needed bright ...Read more

C-Force: As Pandemic Ramps Up the Attack, Will Defenses Hold?

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The New York Times recently reminded us that frontline health care workers -- more than anyone else -- have been the one constant in the face of today's pandemic. Says the Times' Katherine J. Wu, they stand as "medical soldiers forming row after row in the ground war against the raging spread of the coronavirus." This week, we saw the 79th ...Read more

C-Force: Case Surge Comes With Successful COVID-19 Vaccine News

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Finally, a glimmer of good news related to the pandemic -- delivered during some dark days as new COVID-19 infections are averaging well above 100,000 per day in this country. As I am sure you have heard by now, two major pharmaceutical companies -- Pfizer and Moderna -- have announced successful COVID-19 vaccine trials. If these two vaccines ...Read more

C-Force: Is Your Tolerance Tank Running on Empty?

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The holidays are upon us. A time for celebration. Yet how are we supposed to pull that off when not just our own health but also the overall health and well-being of the country are in jeopardy? With the pandemic closing in on a year and so many of us just plumb worn out? With the rhythm of our lives so off-kilter that normal days seem like a ...Read more

C-Force: Need More To Mask Up and Germaphobes To Calm Down

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As we enter the cold and flu season, it seems to me that there are some residual benefits from continued COVID-19 safety measures -- such as mask wearing, hand hygiene and physical distancing -- that are not being fully acknowledged for their ability to work against the cold and flu as well. As recently noted by Healthline, experts say the ...Read more

C-Force: Why We Must Push Through Pandemic Fatigue

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A recent Newsday article passed along this reminder of our not-too-distant past: "During the height of the pandemic, the daily toll of infections, hospitalizations and deaths was grim and overwhelming. In April, over 700 New Yorkers died in one day." Today, six months after New Yorkers first hunkered down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, "...Read more

C-Force: Balancing Life Today Is a Shaky Proposition

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Fall is here, and with it, many experts are weighing in on the extra precautions older adults should be taking to protect themselves. Not mentioned, as far as I can tell, is one major risk of injury or even death. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls remain the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for ...Read more



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