It’s Allergy Season! Spring is here!  The sun is out, the days are longer, the grass is growing and the flowers are blooming.  There is a sense of renewal, rebirth, hope.  For some though, spring brings misery as the trees, grasses and weeds release pollen into the air and cause those pesky allergy symptoms.  …

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Phoning a friend

As first published this month in Psychology Today. Covid-19 recommendations over the last year have called for social distancing measures. Masks, six feet of distance, and avoiding gatherings have all helped to reduce spread; however, they have also impacted connections with others. Warm and cozy hugs, in-person meetings, and joyful gathering rituals such as graduations…

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This article originally appeared in Psychology Today – A new randomized study shows efficacy for yoga in treating anxiety. My own personal fascination with yoga dates back multiple decades to a daily, individualized routine at the Yogic Health Center in Mumbai during a gap year in my early 20’s. It seems quite fitting that my…

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This is a great recipe for using those Harry and David pears that are delicious, but may go bad before you get to eat them all, or the last couple of apples in the bag. It is light and a mix of sweet and savory. INGREDIENTS: 1TBSP butter, marjarine or olive oil 1 TBSP olive…

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vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccinations start, we hear a great deal in the press about allergic reactions. Serious reactions to the vaccine are very rare, despite what we hear in the news, but because this is all new, serious monitoring is being performed. It is necessary to remember that the risk of becoming gravely ill from COVID-19…

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Under our masks, my new patients and I do not know how we really look.  My former patients and I recognize each other only through our eyes.  We are moving through this maddening 2020 year, not knowing when we will be the next one to contract the invisible virus that could end all the plans…

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Anjali Gupta, M.D., received her B.S. and M.D. from Northwestern University. Dr. Gupta completed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Dr. George U. Balis Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education. As faculty at the University of Maryland, she served…

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Happy Holidays to all of you.  Last week, we shared some news related to the vaccine developments.  Today we’d like to share guidance about holiday travel. Unfortunately, we still find ourselves in the midst of the pandemic. Holidays can be stressful and also isolating for many, and this is especially more acute this year.  The…

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What good news it is to hear that several effective vaccines are on the horizon! This week, I had the pleasure of listening to a panel of experts made up of vaccine researchers and virologists, and those experienced with vaccine approval. They discussed the current state of development and what we can reasonably expect over the…

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