What I Expect From You

According to a contact tracing course from John Hopkins University, the incubation period of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is 2-14 days, generally averaging 5 days. The contagious period (or viral

What I’m Doing to Prepare to Re-Open

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) has put out a Guidelines for Practice with Covid-19 Considerations that is more concise than the previously released Back to Practice suggestions

Article: The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s [The Atlantic]

“In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by diet. Instead of another type of diabetes, it’s increasingly looking like Alzheimer’s is another potential side effect of a sugary, Western-style diet.”

Article: Mussels Off the Coast of Seattle Test Positive for Opioids [CBS News]

“As more and more American communities grapple with opioid addiction, the human toll of the epidemic has grown in both scope and severity. And now, scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have found evidence that drug’s impact has literally flowed downstream to affect marine life, as well.”

Video: Visual of Happiness [Fatos do Universo]

“You are seeing a myosin protein pull an Endorphin along a filament to the inside of the parietal cortex of the brain that generates happiness.
You are looking at happiness.”

Article: Death-Cap Mushrooms are Spreading Across North America [The Atlantic]

“With a short, curved knife, he pried up the mushroom and pulled it out whole. It was a mushroom known as the death cap, Amanita phalloides. If ingested, severe illness can start as soon as six hours later, but tends to take longer, 36 hours or more. Severe liver damage is usually apparent after 72 hours. Fatality can occur after a week or longer. “Long and slow is a frightening aspect of this type of poisoning,” Kroeger said.”

Video: How Does Your Brain Respond to Pain? [TED-Ed]

“Ouch! Everyone experiences pain — but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway? Karen D. Davis walks you through your brain on pain, illuminating why the “pain experience” differs from person to person.

“Lesson by Karen D. Davis, animation by Brett Underhill.”