Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The foods that decreased frontline workers COVID risks by 73 percent

There’s more proof that food choices matter, and it comes from the front lines: Data from doctors and nurses with extensive exposure to SARS-CO-v2, found that depending on whether you choose high protein, low carbs, more plant foods or fish — risks from COVID-19 could be lowered as much as 73 percent.

Carolyn Gretton

Kidneys carried the second-highest COVID-19 viral load

It’s no secret that COVID-19 can do major damage to the lungs. But the virus can hurt other organs as well. In fact, a recent study appears to show that after the lungs, the kidneys are the next organ to bear the brunt of COVID-19 damage…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How weight can turn you into a COVID long-hauler

It’s no secret that underlying health problems increase the risk of a severe COVID-19 infection. Luckily, most of us are at lower risk than we were a year ago. Still, we’re not home-free, especially if weight is an issue. Now’s the time to get serious about it to avoid both the threat of infection and becoming a COVID long-hauler…

Carolyn Gretton

The hormone that may signal COVID-19 severity in men

Testosterone is a key hormone for regulating men’s health. Low levels have been linked with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It can also affect bone, muscle and energy levels. And in the age of COVID, men with low-T face another serious threat…

Joyce Hollman

Unexplained swelling could signal a COVID-19 blood clot

What do varicose veins and COVID-19 have in common? They both put you at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, a condition where a blood clot forms deep within a vein, usually in the legs, but sometimes in the arms. And swelling may be the only sign of the clot and the COVID-19 infection.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

If you’ve had COVID-19, you may have long-lasting immunity

The coronavirus pandemic has brought up many questions. Should I get the vaccine? Which one is right for me? And if I’ve actually had COVID-19, will I get it again or do I have immunity that lasts? Well, new research has good news for those of us who have suffered a mild infection from Covid and recovered…