Why You Shouldn’t Defer Medical Treatment During the Pandemic

September 18, 2020

As reported last week, serious depression has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, during the past six months, the growth of U.S. [...]

Mental Health Woes Now Tripled in US Since COVID-19 Outbreak

September 11, 2020

As I discussed last week, from the outset of this pandemic, with each day filled with isolation and uncertainty, mental health issues have continued to worsen in this country. According to a Pew [...]

COVID-19 Mental Health Curve Needs Flattening

September 4, 2020

According to projections from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of new cancer cases in the United States between 2010 and the end of 2020 will have gone up about 24% in [...]

Sun Rising on Role of Vitamin D in COVID-19 Fight

August 28, 2020

As a recent front-page Los Angeles Times report reminded us, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck America's second-largest city, its homeless population was viewed as a "time bomb" about to go off. [...]

Shuttered Movie Theaters Scene of Unfolding Cliffhanger

August 21, 2020

As a poor kid trying to find my way — almost too many years ago than I care to count — I was living for a time in Wilson, Oklahoma. Every weekday after elementary school, I would [...]

Wake-Up Call to the Importance of Sleep

August 14, 2020

Just like living in the pandemic, writing about it can take a toll. So, I was happy to find important health-related news to report on that required no reference to COVID-19. It comes in the form [...]

Return of Televised Professional Sports Is More Than a Game

August 7, 2020

There have been emergency postponements and even cancellations of major sporting events in the past, but I think we all could agree that the global athletic hiatus we have witnessed in response [...]

The Uncertain Direction of Public Transit

July 31, 2020

As recently reported by Time magazine, in addition to dwindling fare collections, tax revenues that help subsidize transit systems are taking a dramatic hit. "Perhaps nowhere is public transit [...]

Countering Fear That Spreads Like a Virus

July 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data that suggests the number of people infected with the coronavirus in different parts of the United States is anywhere [...]

Forgotten Pandemic History and Face Mask Resistance

July 17, 2020

When we finally reach that point where we can look back with some distance and remind ourselves of what this pandemic was like, what will we think? More importantly, what will we be able to say [...]

Beware the Superspreading Coronavirus Event

July 10, 2020

As widely reported, last Monday marked the 28th day in a row the country's rolling seven-day average of daily new COVID-19 cases shattered all previous records. As reported by UPI, in my home [...]

Packed Bars and Young Adults Driving COVID Surge

July 3, 2020

Here is a recipe for a cocktail you do not want to mix during the upcoming holiday weekend. It starts with a tight, confined venue. Next, smash together a mixture of young adults absolutely [...]