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Was that covid19 positive test valid?

Was that covid19 positive test valid? By now, many of us have experienced a covid19 positive test.  The most common one is the swab placed deep in the sinus cavity. You may have taken the test because you had symptoms or perhaps, you were exposed at work and you just wanted to check and make sure you do not infect others. Covid19 has many of us on high alert since for a small portion of the population, it can be deadly.  Recently, the CDC had said that only 6 percent of those who died from covid19 may have had complications Read More »

Growing new cartilage in people with bad knees may be possible according to the NY Times.

Growing new cartilage in people with bad knees may be possible according to the NY Times. If you have bad knees and a loss of cartilage from years of abuse or improper function, your options are often limited to injections of a lubricant into the joint space which has been shown to relieve the pain for a limited amount of time or joint replacement. Researchers at Stanford University have been able to grow new cartilage in the joints of arthritic mice. Primitive cells that can be transformed into new cartilage lie dormant at the ends of bones, the researchers reported Read More »

Are we almost at Herd Immunity for Covid19? This is what scientists now believe.

Are we almost at Herd Immunity for Covid19? This is what scientists now believe. Herd Immunity means you have reached a level that protects most of us from becoming ill from a virus or other infective agents. Currently, researchers have in the past believed you must achieve immunity levels of 70% for the population to be immune. More than a dozen scientists are now rethinking this age-old idea.  There is a growing belief that Herd Immunity can be achieved at only 50% of the population developing resistance to the infective agent. In the case of covid19, we must look at Read More »

Gaming chairs vs. an ergonomic desk chair according to the NY Times.

Gaming chairs vs. an ergonomic desk chair according to the NY Times. Gaming chairs are very popular now and many people are also using them for sitting at a work desk. The chairs are designed for different uses and work ergonomics are not the same. During the pandemic, chairs like the one made by Herman Miller in conjunction with Logitech were mentioned as many gamers spent hours playing while they were either working from home or were not going into work during the lockdown. Common problems with gamers include thumb and arm pain, wrist pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain.  Read More »

Asymptomatic but infected with covid19; Those antibodies may go away but your immunity to covid19 will stay according to the NY Times.

Asymptomatic but infected with covid19; Those antibodies may go away but your immunity to covid19 will stay according to the NY Times. There is so much information coming out almost daily regarding immunity to covid19.  Immunity is a big public concern since there have been conflicting reports of whether the antibodies protect us from future infections. If we are unable to become immune, the fear is that we will be reinfected multiple times. According to a recent article in the NY Times, even if the antibodies in someone who had an asymptomatic infection go away, your immunity is there to Read More »