Mary Carpenter

Covid-19 Vaccines: Delays and Doses

Questions about delaying second shots and whether there are sufficient vaccine supplies.

January 18, 2021

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The Magic of Mushrooms

Both hallucinogenic and not, mushrooms have healthy effects on the psyche and immune system.

January 11, 2021

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Sleep, Supplements and Covid-19

Getting about eight hours of shuteye per night can help avoid infection. Too stressed? Try melatonin.

January 4, 2021

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Blood Type, Genes Linked to Covid-19 Risk

Having Type O blood could mean some good news vis-à-vis Covid-19.

December 21, 2020

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Measuring Thyroid Health

Some research shows that increased thyroid levels in older people have no negative health effects.

December 14, 2020

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Vaccines Are Coming, Vaccines Are Coming!

What to expect and when.

December 7, 2020

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CBD Clarified

CBD products are not all the same—what you need to know before you use.

November 30, 2020

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Worrying and Waiting During Covid

Strategies to counter skyrocketing stress.

November 23, 2020

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Combating Dementia 2020

Experimental drug aducanumab is a significant development in Alzheimer’s research

November 16, 2020

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Holiday Planning, Covid Edition

Which test to take and when and good news about a vaccine.

November 9, 2020

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Obsessive Thinking

Out-of-control negative thinking can respond to mindfulness training.

November 2, 2020

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Long Haulers’ Post-Covid Symptoms

The lingering effects of the coronavirus explained.

October 26, 2020

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Brain-Training and Motion Sickness

Visuospatial exercises could reduce the risk of motion sickness for drivers and might also help cruise passengers and users of virtual reality headsets.

October 18, 2020

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The Patient’s Role in Diagnosis

Convincing a doctor to recognize your symptoms may require evidence.

October 12, 2020

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Cults and Addiction

Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman gave more than $100 million to New York-based cult Nxvim.

October 5, 2020

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Covid-19’s Effects on Kidneys

Virus updates: Kidney damage, new vaccine candidates and “cocooning” as a reopening strategy.

September 28, 2020

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Right-Brain Creativity

The best of both worlds: learning to use both sides of our brains.

September 21, 2020

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Rheumatologists Change Covid Treatment

Experts in diseases of the immune system, rheumatologists have had a large role in revolutionizing Covid treatment.

September 14, 2020

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