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Studies on Smoking and COVID-19

A recent article in the New York Times reported that as well as relapsing in our diet and exercise habits,…

28 Jan

If You’re Offered a COVID-19 Vaccine, Should You Take It?

by Harry Rossiter, PhD As you are all no doubt aware the FDA has given emergency use authorization (EUA) for…

frontline health workers 22 Dec

Help Our Heroes to Give Us All a Safe and Happy New Year

Learn more about the American Thoracic Society's "special occasion strategies" aimed at reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 this holiday…

03 Dec

How to Prevent “Truth Decay”

PERF needs your help. The world as we know it under attack. We are not talking Martians... or even about…

is herd immunity realistic 12 Nov

Is Herd Immunity Realistic in Ending a Pandemic?

A question on the minds of many as we approach the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic is, how can…

copd and mental health 22 Oct

COPD and Mental Health During COVID-19

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has caused many to experience negative emotions, affecting general health and well-being. For those with chronic illnesses,…

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Life as a COVID-19 Screener

Where do I start? When 2020 arrived, we were all looking forward to another fabulous year. In late January we…

why is getting the flu shot important 29 Sep

Why is Getting the Flu Shot Important This Fall?

The 2020-21 flu vaccines are now available. Each year, the flu season varies in duration and severity, starting anytime in…

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Routine Dental Visits and COVID-19

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic disease. Soon after, most states issued stay-at-home orders,…