Health & Wellness October 2020

Surviving a Viral Pandemic

by Roger Newman, MD In earlier months of grappling with the coronavirus, even medical professionals were still trying to grasp the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cope with the ever-changing nature of the pandemic. Hear from Symposia Medicus faculty member, Dr. Roger Newman, as he shares his experience—with a sprinkle of humor—on contracting…

Health & Wellness Newsletter October 2020

Return to School FAQ

by Jeffrey Starke, MD, FAAP It is fall and children are heading back to school. However, this year COVID-19 has caused more anxiety and apprehension than chemistry midterms. Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Starke shares a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning COVID-19 and returning to school. This FAQ was developed by several…

Get to Know Health & Wellness October 2020

Good for the Sole

I am an avid social dancer. I used to go out multiple times a week—to a local establishment for line dancing and country two-step and a local studio for west coast swing—but it won’t surprise anyone to hear that all of my regular dance venues are currently closed. Thankfully, I am still able to get…

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Dr. Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist and Symposia Medicus faculty member, discusses ADLs on his website’s April 13, 2020 newsletter: “Another important topic is ADLs. In medical speak, that’s Activities of Daily Living. Usually, the structure of our lives provides this. Dressing for work. Grabbing lunch with coworkers or friends. Going to bed on time so…