Exercise: “The Cure” Part 4- Exercise and High Cholesterol

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown The Exercise- “The Cure” series continues today with a focus on the benefits of exercise for high cholesterol! If this is the first article you are reading in this series, thus far we’ve covered the overall benefits of exercise, then we focused on high blood pressure and diabetes. Catch up withContinue reading “Exercise: “The Cure” Part 4- Exercise and High Cholesterol”

Exercise: “The Cure” Part 3- Exercise and Diabetes

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown Have you been keeping up with our Exercise: “The Cure” series?! If this is the first article of this series that you’re reading, this series is all about the numerous benefits of exercise particularly for preventing and treating lifestyle diseases. We reviewed the overall benefits in the first article and weContinue reading “Exercise: “The Cure” Part 3- Exercise and Diabetes”

Exercise: “The Cure” Part 2- Exercise and Hypertension

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown This is part 2 of our Exercise: “The Cure” series in which we try to emphasise how important it is to exercise and how the positive effects of exercise are widespread particularly with respect to the benefits it offers in controlling and “curing” lifestyle diseases. In part 1 we did aContinue reading “Exercise: “The Cure” Part 2- Exercise and Hypertension”

Breast We Can!

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown As we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month I felt that it was important to do just that, celebrate! Celebrate the scientific progress, celebrate the survivors, celebrate the fighters and celebrate the lives of those who fought for as long as they could. This year I want to show how far we’veContinue reading “Breast We Can!”

Exercise: “The Cure” Lifestyle Disease Series Part 1

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown It’s funny how people are always looking for a miracle remedy to “cure” something or everything. Funny because most illnesses unfortunately aren’t cured but controlled and also because there is one super control factor that is conveniently overlooked most times because of laziness! This article therefore is meant to be aContinue reading “Exercise: “The Cure” Lifestyle Disease Series Part 1”

Going Back to School with COVID-19

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown If you didn’t listen in my previous article, take the time to listen now! COVID-19 will be around for some time yet! School is re-opening in some form or another in many places; some in-person, some completely online, some blended. If your children are attending school completely online then hopefully you’veContinue reading “Going Back to School with COVID-19”

COVID-19: Vaccines, Herd Immunity, What’s it All About?

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown I think everyone has come to terms with the fact that the novel Coronavirus is here to stay for a long time (and if you haven’t, you need to accept it). As restrictions continue in various forms and as countries cycle through re-opening and closing back down again, people must beContinue reading “COVID-19: Vaccines, Herd Immunity, What’s it All About?”

COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities Part 2

Part 2: COVID-19 and Guillain Barre Syndrome by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown This is Part 2 of our COVID-19 Rare but Scary Possibilities. Last time we discussed the appearance of a Kawasaki-like illness in some children who have contracted this novel coronavirus; read more about that here. Today we will discuss Guillain Barre Syndrome which hasContinue reading “COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities Part 2”

COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities

Part 1: COVID-19, Children & Kawasaki Disease by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown As so many countries rollback re-opening plans across the world because of the reality that COVID-19, a highly infectious virus, is still present and active, I thought it would be worthwhile to explain a few of the scary, albeit rare, possibilities of the sequelaeContinue reading “COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities”

An Ode to the Old- COVID-19 and More

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown Life events and COVID-19 got me thinking about the elderly and the lack of recognition and care given to them at times. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the US, 8 out of 10 deaths from COVID-19 have been in adults over 65 years old.  Unfortunately,Continue reading “An Ode to the Old- COVID-19 and More”