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The Novel Coronavirus

The Novel Coronavirus

By Joanne Fruth, MD     There’s a new virus on the world scene, and it’s getting a lot of attention. Novel coronavirus was first identified in December 2019 when many residents in Wuhan, China came down with a severe respiratory illness. All the people who... Read More
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The Facts on Coronavirus

The Facts on Coronavirus

By Joanne Fruth, MD     Quick Facts — Novel Coronavirus (2019 – nCoV) 2019-nCoV is a virus first identified in Wuhan, China, late 2019. 5 cases have been confirmed so far in the US – ALL in individuals who had recent travel to Wuhan, China. States confirmed... Read More
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The Brain and Screen Time

The Brain and Screen Time

By Joanne Fruth, MD     The brain is the organ that controls thoughts, behaviors and bodily functions. “The brain drives the body”. I think of it as a complex circuit board comprised of neurotransmitters that activate pathways. Activating these pathways results... Read More
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A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

By Joanne Fruth, MD     “A body at motion stays in motion; a body at rest stays at rest.”  Thanks Sir Isaac Newton for your first law of motion, but thanks professor Louis Alley, Ph.D. for teaching it in a way that has remained with me my entire... Read More
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I Didn’t Want To, But I Did It

I Didn’t Want To, But I Did It

By Joanne Fruth, MD     I finally got my flu shot last week – I kept putting it off. I used the excuse that I really wanted to get Flublock. Flublock is a newer type of flu shot which has a slightly higher immune response than flu shots incubated in eggs. It’s... Read More
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The Brain Drives the Body

The Brain Drives the Body

By Joanne Fruth, MD     “The Brain drives the Body”. Such an eloquent, simple statement spoken to me by my brother Bill 25 years ago as he summarized the decline of my mother’s health as she battled dementia. Bill summed up what I learned in my Medical School... Read More
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