Loss of Smell After COVID: Causes and Implications.

The findings suggest that inflammation induced by COVID-19, and in some cases direct infection, leads to damage of the olfactory bulb

Read at Your Own Risk: Being Media Savvy during COVID-19

Learning to differentiate between facts and myths is vital in the Covid-19 Pandemic, where false information and speculations can misinform people.

Art and the Brain in the age of Pandemics *Future E-Book*

The fact that there was no catastrophic pandemic in recent history does not mean there won't be another one. And we are certainly not prepared for the next pandemic.  Bill Gates   History never looks like history when you are living through it.  It always looks confusing and messy, and it always looks uncomfotable.  John W. … Continue reading Art and the Brain in the age of Pandemics *Future E-Book*

YHF Conferences Online

Over the last few years, Dr. Christopher Cirino has provided direct group conferencing at various locations in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Cirino will begin to feature his health and wellness conferences online.  The goal of these conferences is to provide general, yet substantive health advice to the general audience.  In many ways going to a clinic … Continue reading YHF Conferences Online

Kid-Friendly Quarantine Activity: Gardening!

By Ginnie Lin Like one of the young artists said in our children's art contest, "Spring has Sprung!" Although COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders have changed our daily routines dramatically, Mother Nature's schedule is still right on track. In the Pacific Northwest, this means sunny weather, blooming flowers and trees, and perfect planting weather! As quoted … Continue reading Kid-Friendly Quarantine Activity: Gardening!

Nurturing the Resilient Spirit: Ways to support Mental Wellness During the COVID-19 Quarantine

Summary:    The COVID-19 Pandemic is an unprecedented event that requires a rift in the societal fabric in order to stop its spread.  This forced isolation, along with the threats on financial and health security, can create pressures on those already with a history of depression and anxiety and lead to challenges in those that don't. … Continue reading Nurturing the Resilient Spirit: Ways to support Mental Wellness During the COVID-19 Quarantine

COVID Resources Page: Hyperlinked Articles and Questions

COVID-19 Hyperlinked Articles with Key Points Below is a summary of Key Points along with their hyperlinks. I have also listed the questions which can be hyperlinked directly into the site #1 COVID:  Can a novel coronavirus epidemic be contained? Key Points Addressed in Article Introduction Information to the COVID-19 Outbreak What are Coronaviruses? Other … Continue reading COVID Resources Page: Hyperlinked Articles and Questions

Spillover and COVID: Igniting the Spark and How Zoonotic Viruses Jump Species

Key Points Answered in this Article 1. What constitutes a spillover? 2. What are the contributing factors? 3. How does SARS-CoV-2 cause infection in human pneumocytes 4. What are the contributing factors to more severe disease. The United States prepares itself for the impact of COVID-19  that will likely be unprecedented.  Although we can say … Continue reading Spillover and COVID: Igniting the Spark and How Zoonotic Viruses Jump Species

Fear in the Age of Coronavirus: Reasons why COVID-19 is hitting our self-preservation nerve

Key Points Addressed in Article Characteristics of COVID-19 disease that creates fear We sat and watched the Chinese government implement its draconian measures on the Wuhan, Hubei province and the rest of the country.  We saw leaks of photos and videos capturing these harrowing times.  Healthcare workers strained to meet the needs of the surge … Continue reading Fear in the Age of Coronavirus: Reasons why COVID-19 is hitting our self-preservation nerve

In a Nutshell: Protect Yourself from Viral Infections (+ COVID-19)

Key Points Addressed in Article  What is Coronavirus?  How is COVID-19 spread?  How Can I prevent the spread or protect myself?  Can I get a viral infection after handling a package from someone who was infectious or that was delivered from a country where there is a high caseload? What are the signs of symptoms … Continue reading In a Nutshell: Protect Yourself from Viral Infections (+ COVID-19)