August 10, 2020

Prepare for a Second Wave of COVID-19

This post is by Bernie Carr, In many areas, face masks are mandated when out in public places. When I went grocery shopping, I’d say only 50% wore masks, and even fewer were social distancing. I also see a lot of people pull their masks down as soon as they start talking to someone. Technically, they can say they are wearing a mask, and they don’t care if they use it improperly. It seems people are starting to take […]

Is Your Hand Sanitizer Poisoning You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, Just a quick post today as I wanted to remind you to check the hand sanitizer you are using as well as your emergency supply, in case you happened to purchase certain hand sanitizers that have been found to be toxic. Why are they toxic? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that these hand sanitizers contain methanol, also known as wood alcohol, which is known to be toxic when ingested or absorbed […]

Living in an Apartment During the Coronavirus Pandemic-What to Do as Things Reopen

This post is by Bernie Carr, As I write this post, many states are beginning to loosen lockdown orders, but several states still have stay-at-home  restrictions with some state extending the lockdown periods. Coronavirus cases and deaths continue to mount. Some experts predict there may be a second wave, or that the virus may keep coming back during the cold season, much like the flu. So much is still unknown so we all still need to be careful to […]

Foot and Ankle Specialist Advice on How Coronavirus Can Affect Your Feet

This post is by Bernie Carr, I recently posted about how coronavirus can live on shoes.  One of our readers, Dr. Benji, a Foot and Ankle Specialist kindly offered to answer a few questions for us. You’ll find these very interesting. 1. Recent reports indicate that coronavirus symptoms can appear on the feet. How does coronavirus affect the feet? There are speculations that COVID-19 can cause symptoms in the toes. Currently, we do not know enough to rule this […]

Coronavirus can Live on Shoes – Here’s What You Need to Do

Written by Bernie Carr According to a study done by the CDC: the coronavirus was found to be tracked by shoes. “…as medical staff walk around the ward, the virus can be tracked all over the floor, as indicated by the 100% rate of positivity from the floor in the pharmacy, where there were no patients. Furthermore, half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive.” It was already well known before the coronavirus […]

How to Manage Your Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic

  Written by Dan Vale It seems appropriate that National Stress Awareness Month is in April, which probably will be the most stressful month for us during this pandemic. This article will give you ideas about how to productively manage your stress. It’s normal to feel stressed It is easy to understand why this is a stressful time in our lives. We fear getting sick, and we may have fears about our careers and our financial stability. Also, having to […]

Is Crime Increasing During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

This post is by Bernie Carr, In today’s post, we discuss what’s going on with crime amidst the coronavirus pandemic while much of the country is in some form of shelter-in-place order. A few weeks ago, in a press briefing, Houston major Sylvester Turner asked criminals “to chill” until the coronavirus pandemic is over. He was quoted, “Until the coronavirus is resolved, criminals take a break. Okay. Stay home. Stay home and don’t commit any crimes,” said the mayor. […]

How to Keep Your Glasses From Fogging Up While Wearing a Mask

This post is by Bernie Carr, Now that the CDC has recommended that people wear cloth face coverings while in public spaces, I have started wearing a mask when I go out to buy food. One thing I have noticed is my eyeglasses fog up when I wear a mask. I’ve experienced my glasses fogging up when I go out into the humid air, particularly in Houston. But now, they fog up even indoors because I’m wearing a mask. […]

How to Prepare for a Quarantine in Your Apartment

Written by Luke Smith There’s nothing quite like being quarantined in an apartment. The thought of being trapped in a small space, with thousands of others just like you all cooped up on all sides can feel a bit claustrophobic. It’s a scenario that can make even the most diehard recluse pause. And yet, millions of Americans are being asked to stay within the confines of their homes for days, weeks, and potentially even months as the coronavirus continues to […]

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