Covid-19

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Rosemary: Old-fashioned herb for modern-day ailments

Who doesn’t love rosemary? Its aroma is both fresh and invigorating — but it’s also a culinary herb that works well in just about any dish. It’s not short on health benefits either. From memory support to metabolic conditions, its polyphenolic compounds are proving powerful allies…

Joyce Hollman

A year after COVID infections, thyroid troubles persist

After learning that a COVID-19 infection could take lives, we also learned that it could change lives by the way it attacked various organs in unexplainable ways. One of those was the thyroid. If you’re still having trouble a year after an infection, this may be why…

Joyce Hollman

Blinding condition on the rise post-COVID: What to watch for

COVID-19 was found to cause damage to multiple organs. And Long COVID causes long-lasting problems after the virus leaves the body. Now, it may have ties with a rare but devastating ophthalmic condition that often ends in blindness. These are the signs to watch for…

Carolyn Gretton

Higher risk of heart trouble means more trouble post-pandemic

Do you have a family history of heart disease, or has your doctor warned you’re at higher risk of developing it? If that’s the case, you probably know most of the risk factors are modifiable. If you’ve been putting them off, be warned: A future that includes COVID-19 can make your future heart health even riskier…

Carolyn Gretton

Broccoli: An antiviral vegetable that slows coronavirus replication

Both the common cold and Covid-19 are coronaviruses. Of course, one is much scarier than the other. But they also have something else in common: a vegetable considered the original superfood, that stands up to them and slows their attack…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

COVID-19’s attack on male parts tied to ED and testicular pain

Some viruses that have a history of affecting male sexual health rarely occur in the U.S. But many men have been experiencing erectile dysfunction, testicular pain and prostate problems after a COVID-19 infection. A PET scan that showed how the virus spreads through the male genital tract explains why…