by Dr. Ron Kline COVID-19 does WHAT? By now, most of us are familiar with the symptoms of COVID-19 infections. The common ones include fever, cough, loss of taste and smell and breathing problems. We know the more severe cases require hospitalization, possibly in the ICU and on a ventilator. With the
originally posted 3/22/2020 updated 12/16/2020 We are all affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but some individuals more so than others. Food insecurity is twice as high as before the pandemic. If you are able to help and wondering the best way to do so, below are a few reputable organizations accepting donations.
originally published 7/10/2020 updated 11/5/20 PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN! We update this list as new products come on the market. Communication problems in today's world of Covid19. Under the best of times, some of us don't communicate all that well, unfortunately. Face masks that cover our mouths and expressions make it even harder
by Ellen Blake originally posted 4/30/2020 updated 10/16/20 8/24/2020 update - binge drinking and Covid19 It's October now and six months later, Covid19 continues to rock our world; no part of life remains untouched. Life is increasingly unpredictable and much of the economy devastated. People drink more than ever now to dull their pain,
by Ellen Blake originally posted 5/23/2020 updated 10/5/2020 Video calls - a necessary evil? Much of the world shifted in early 2020 from in-person meetings to online due to the coronavirus. Early on, I believed the technology was a blessing. After all, video platforms such as Zoom provide an easy way for people
by Stephanie Gonzalez Consider our comfort zones challenged during the pandemic According to the Cambridge Business English Dictionary, “comfort zone” is “a situation in which you feel comfortable and without the need to do anything new or difficult”. Comfort zones offer solace. But comfort zones also shrink our worlds. This year kicked most of
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by Edd & Cynthia Staton Covid19 in a foreign country (In our case, Ecuador) Last year we wrote a fun and informative series for 50Plus-Today readers called “Taking the ‘Foreign’ Out of Retiring in a Foreign Country.” The final installment focused on daily life in Cuenca, Ecuador, our home for the past