Avoiding stress eating and boredom during the coronavirus pandemic

By Ben Alonzo

Because of coronavirus social distancing orders, millions of Americans are stuck at home and will be at-risk for eating out of boredom. Avoiding the habit of gaining weight will require some discipline and creativity, especially as stay-home orders continue for over a month during the coronavirus pandemic. Unhealthy foods, high in carbohydrates, sugar and sodium, ….read more

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Americans have stolen and wasted millions of medical gloves and N95 masks

By Ben Alonzo

Medical-grade gloves and N95 masks have become something to never be taken for granted. This personal protective equipment (PPE) serves a critical role in healthcare by preventing disease transmission. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a US hoarding trend, involving stolen supplies from hospitals, research facilities and even factory warehouses. Millions of PPE have been stolen by ….read more

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A scientific perspective on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak – plus public health tips

By Ben Alonzo

The recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak presents an interesting case study for disease transmission and public preparedness. COVID-19 and seasonal flu are not the same. Although seasonal flu kills at least 18,000 annually in the US, compared to COVID-19, even a small percentage of deaths in such a large population is concerning because the ….read more

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5 really cool things going on in science these days

By Ben Alonzo

Science is pretty cool, but most of its accomplishments go unnoticed – that is until the average person sees direct benefits. Imagine preventing major diseases, repairing skin, lowering medical costs, working smarter, and making life more fun. These are all things science has to offer each and every one of us – it’s awesome. Who’s ….read more

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