My Morning Musings

by Judi L. Nath, Ph.D.
A Tale of 3 Vaccines

A Tale of 3 Vaccines

My Morning Musings:  A Tale of 3 Vaccines The last time I wrote about vaccines was March 28th, just over 8 months ago.  At that time, there were 545 COVID-19 deaths in the United States.  Today, December 2nd, 277,026 of our neighbors have lost their...

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Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

My Morning Musings: Talking Turkey Happy November!  As we come upon the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to talk turkey.  (Apologies to my Canadian friends here as you celebrated last month.) By this I mean, it’s time to dispel some myths surrounding this day...

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Tears

Tears

My Morning Musings:  Tears We’re nearing the final months of 2020, a year punctuated with joy and sadness.  Tears streaking down our faces likely marked those highs and lows.  Emotional tears are yet another physiological event that underscores our...

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COVID-15 vs. Freshman-15

COVID-15 vs. Freshman-15

Here we are in who knows which month of the pandemic, and most of us are probably looking at a bowl of Halloween candy, having that internal dialogue:  Reese’s cups stay, Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate stays, candy corn is up for debate (will decide later), and...

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Purpose of Public Health

Purpose of Public Health

My Morning Musings: Purpose of Public Health Let’s take a walk back in time and place to 1854 London.  During the mid 1800s, the deadly bacterial disease, cholera, was sweeping though Britain, and a particularly hard-hit area was the London suburb, Soho. ...

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Panic, Stress Response, and Broken Heart Syndrome

Panic, Stress Response, and Broken Heart Syndrome

Oh, my goodness!  Anxiety is high these days – which is why my morning musing focuses on the physiology of troubled life as a human.  To begin, let’s define some terms floating about our egospheres, my made-up word for everything happening in your internal...

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Credible Science News

Credible Science News

Where do you get your science news?  Finding credible sources for any news can be troublesome, and identifying reputable science news can be doubly difficult, especially since the lines between daily news and science news blur.  We know that facts are...

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Defining Death

Defining Death

My Morning Musings: Defining Death This morning’s email inbox was full of doom and gloom: murder hornets are in Washington, COVID-19 death toll is rising, wildfires are decimating California, Iowa is recovering from the derecho, and Hurricane Laura made landfall as a...

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Walls and Bananas

Walls and Bananas

Yesterday in history, August 13, 1961, East German soldiers began building the Berlin Wall, a foreboding structure whose purpose was to divide the city and its people between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section.  While a student...

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