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Not Every Cough, Sniffle and Sneeze is Coronavirus!

How to protect yourself against viruses like colds, flu and COVID-19 a symptom based strategy. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL We’re entering the cold and flu season in conjunction with a potential “second wave” of the coronavirus. The “second wave” is simply because we are going back indoors as the season gets colder, and no longer out in the sunshine daily. Enclosed spaces increase risk of transmission of any viral illness. This fact concerns many of our patients, who are asking us, “What can we do about it?” and “Should I be afraid?” and “How dangerous is the COVID-19 coronavirus?” As a former emergency room provider who has stared down some of the worst viruses, I learned that taking protective measures is the best

The Vital Role of Hormone Therapy in Managing Dis-ease

Our healthcare system is facing unprecedented challenges with the recent pandemic of coronavirus and ensuing SARS Cov2, or COVID-19, and it is vital healthcare providers keep their patients active and healthy so as to not over burden a vulnerable system. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY COVID-19 SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL As an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner researching and practicing advanced endocrinology concepts over the past 12 years, I have recognized an overarching theme: hormones are active and play a vital role in every single body system. The far-reaching impact of restoring hormone homeostasis on health-related quality of life is an often-misunderstood phenomenon in both the healthcare and lay communities. With the additional burden of stress these uncertain times adds to an already encumbered psyche, classifying hormone therapies as inessential

Worried About Coronavirus? Don’t Panic! 6 Steps to Take Now

As of As of March 9, 2020, the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reported that the coronavirus had spread from China to 100 locations around the world, including the United States. Fears of a pandemic, while concerning, continue to be fueled by the media, leading to panic and anxiety for many here in the US. Should you be worried? Don’t panic. Instead, stay calm, take steps to minimize risk and give your immune system a fighting chance. . AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Coronavirus SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL REALITY CHECK: Sure, the coronavirus is serious but why aren’t people worried about the flu? We get it. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) statistics can be frightening. As of March 10, 2020, Johns Hopkins CSSE reported there were over

How To Stay Healthy While Flying

Whether you only travel occasionally or consider yourself an air travel expert, it’s smart to be proactive about staying healthy when you fly. Airports and airplanes play host to millions of people and their germs, stress and travel go hand-in-hand and access to healthy food can be a challenge. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Healthy Travel Tips SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The following travel tips will help protect you in the air and on the road. Tip No. 1: Know where germs tend to lurk on airplanes and at airports. Would you believe that tray tables harbor mega germs on airplanes? According to a 2015 study by Travelmath, a microbiologist found that tray tables—with 2,155 CFU (colony forming units)/sq. inch—carried eight times the amount of bacteria that lavatory flush

5 Steps to Fighting the Flu

The most magical time of the year is just around the corner but unfortunately so is flu season, which hits hardest between fall and winter in the U.S. In the next few weeks, you’ll probably notice more coughing and sneezing coming from others around you at work, at the supermarket, or even in your own home. The flu can stress your immune system and lead to a higher risk of a flare-up in chronic illnesses or other health concerns. Keep yourself healthy this flu season with these five steps for boosting your immune system! 1. Watch Your Sugar and Alcohol Consumption We know it’s easier said than done, especially during the holidays, but the truth is sugar and alcohol can suppress your immune system! We’re not saying you have to skip out on all the holiday goodies but remember moderation is key. 2. Get on a Regular Sleep Schedule

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