Health Pearls

We Summarize Latest Medical and Scientific Studies


It’s easy to be overwhelmed with medical information in the media.

It is often written with the intent of being big on headlines but short on important details. We present that information in a reliable manner so you can be well-informed. We also summarize medical conference news

We hope all the pearls we will be gathering will help you on your journey to good health and happiness!


In the Time of Coronavirus: Gastrointestinal Symptoms of COVID-19

While most of us know about fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath as symptoms of COVID-19, intestinal symptoms can be present in almost 30% of patients. These include anorexia (loss of appetite), nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Many of us get occasional diarrhea or an episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea that we attribute…
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In the Time of Coronavirus: Corona and the Marriage

Stress, especially big and scary stress, impacts us like a threat to the nervous system. With the importance of social distancing, you and your partner are likely to be feeling those stressors in close quarters. (And you probably won’t be alone! Kids! Pets!) Here are the three ways people tend to respond when faced with…
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In the Time of Coronavirus: Corona and the Divorced Family

Social distancing in a divorced family can be complicated. When kids are required to travel back and forth between parents’ houses, additional infection risks can increase. The disruption of regular schedules with school closures and changes in parent work locations requires additional communication between co-parents. Here are a few tips for communication with your co-parent…
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Coronavirus Time: Mental and Physical Health for Those Not Infected

(Robyn Pashby, PhD- Psychologist) There are two pandemics. The virus makes the headlines, but the anxiety that is sweeping the nation just a few steps behind (or in some cases a few steps in front of) the virus has serious and lasting consequences. Much like the virus itself, the mental health impact of this situation…
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In the Time of Coronavirus: Corona and Boundaries

Even before COVID-19 arrived, many of us were already diligent about washing our hands and avoiding contact with someone sneezing or coughing to avoid becoming ill. Many have always understood the importance of washing our hands before meals and coughing or sneezing into a tissue.  So, what is different now?  Researchers have discovered that many…
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Health Pearls in the Time of Coronavirus: Message to Our Pregnant Patients

You are pregnant, and the fear of Coronavirus is keeping you up at night.  There has yet not been enough research on COVID-19 in pregnant patients, so fear is understandable.  Below is helpful information for you from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  As more studies are done, this information may change over…
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Health Pearls in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Manage Your Chronic Medical Problems

Let’s face it. Staying at home is no picnic for most of us. For many people, irritability, boredom, and lethargy ensue so that you’re annoyed most of the time. It’s hard to get out of the slump to do anything except lay around. I myself was shamed into going outside to walk with my family…
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Health Pearls In the Time of COVID

For the past decade our Lady Docs community has met in person and on-line for intellectual discussion, physical challenge and emotional support. Over the past month, as the COVID-19 pandemic overtook our community, we have had to maintain physical distancing, but our intellectual and emotional connections are even more robust. These discussions have become more…
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Improving Immunity – A View From a Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Covid-19 is all over the news now and everyone is overwhelmed and concerned about getting afflicted.  A natural question asked is how to improve our immunity to fight this disease which has no cure? This afternoon, a close friend asked me if Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 along with some other herbs like “Amla”…
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Living with Uncertainty *

As I write this, I am about to end the third week of isolation. I work from home, and currently see clients online. This is a time of great uncertainty.  It’s not easy for anyone.  But for trauma survivors, myself included, times like this are especially difficult.  I want to explain why and review the actions I…
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