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-19: From Zoonotic Spillover to Host and Pathogen Interaction in Human Disease

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 weContinue reading “COVID-19: From Zoonotic Spillover to Host and Pathogen Interaction in Human Disease”

Media Coverage featuring Dr. Cirino, Founder Your Health Forum

As an infectious diseases physician and public health officer, Dr. Cirino has been asked for consultative advice regarding the COVID-19 epidemic.  Below are some media appearances that Dr. Cirino has had on news, online newspapers, and podcasts for this and other infectious diseases issues in the last few years:   Title with Link:  Christopher Cirino,Continue reading “Media Coverage featuring Dr. Cirino, Founder Your Health Forum”

COVID-19: Amid the Rising Caseload in the United States, the Country Braces Itself

Key Points Addressed in this Article 1. What does “flatten the curve mean” 2. How is a virus like a natural disaster? 3. What are the features of social distancing? 4. What does a PCR mean and how sensitive is it? 5. What are the benefits of Scaling up Tests? 6. What other tests canContinue reading “COVID-19: Amid the Rising Caseload in the United States, the Country Braces Itself”

Pamplin Media Group – Gresham medical, school, senior center officials address COVID-19 concerns

Gresham medical, school, senior center officials address COVID-19 concerns, Local News, Gresham local News, Breaking News alerts for Gresham city. — Read on pamplinmedia.com/sp/68-news/454348-370527-gresham-medical-school-senior-center-officials-address-covid-19-concerns

COVID-19 interview with Salem Reporter | News about Salem

News about Salem – In-depth, Accurate, Trusted — Read on http://www.salemreporter.com/

Adventist Doctor explains dangers of coronavirus | kgw.com

I was featured on KGW news on questions on coronavirus. Dr. Christopher Cirino breaks down health risks — Read on http://www.kgw.com/mobile/video/life/adventist-doctor-explains-dangers-of-coronavirus/283-d4adc2e9-0351-4401-a880-52d57bf0055d

Aromatherapy: More than meets the Nose?

Keypoints: This post will review the basic science of smell and summarize research supporting that certain aromas may trigger specific neurotransmitters that effect positive moods and reduce the sensation of pain. Language is colored with idiomatic expressions that refer to the senses, including the sense of smell.  We commonly use our senses when we areContinue reading “Aromatherapy: More than meets the Nose?”

Patient Education: Making Sleep a Health Priority

Get the best out of your sleep Good sleep is a necessity for the healthy functioning of the mind and body.  It is also one of the things that we can forcibly deprive ourselves.  Ideally, we spend one-third of our lives asleep.  Improving your sleep quality can be the first step toward stress resilience and Continue reading “Patient Education: Making Sleep a Health Priority”

Patient Information: Make a Home for Your Microbiome

Your microbiome/microbiota refers to the trillions of microbes that reside inside and outside your body.  Human cells are outnumbered by the bacterial cell population.  The highest source of bacteria in the body is within the large intestines.  The status of resident bacteria has been associated with health and illness, with greater diversity being more protective. Continue reading “Patient Information: Make a Home for Your Microbiome”

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