Tips

Hand Washing 101

The number 1 thing we can do to protect ourselves from Coronavirus (at least the #1 thing we know at this time) is to wash our hands for at least 20 second with soap and water. If this isn’t possible, we should wash our hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that has at least 60%…
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus COVID-19 & Tips to Stay Safe during the Pandemic In January of this year, I was interviewed about how concerned we should all be about the emerging Coronavirus in an article called How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus. Back then my recommendation was to remain calm and watch how things develop. At that time,…
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Preventing Tick Bites

In order to be well prepared to prevent tick bites (and tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease), it’s helpful to know some basic facts about ticks and Lyme disease: Deer ticks transmit Lyme disease as well as Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Borrelia miyamotoi disease and Powassan virus. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in…
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Cleansing the Brain

The Glymphatic System has recently been discovered by neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The findings were published online in Science Translational Medicine. This new system has been dubbed “the glymphatic system” since it acts much like the lymphatic system but is managed by brain cells known as glial cells. “Understanding how the…
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Tips for Preventing Tick Bites

Below are a few important tips for preventing tick bites. This information has been compiled from discussions with Lyme experts and information from the CDC, the CT Agricultural Experiment Station and the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials websites. Tick pictures courtesy of the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials. The first step in preventing…
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