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I’m an ICU doctor and COVID-19 frightens me
This disease is terrifying. I’m scared for my patients, my colleagues, my family, and my own health. Please don't stop trying to 'flatten the curve.'
by Dr. Philip A. Verhoef | 1 day ago
Gardening: The folly of man in the garden
Following is a satirical look at man’s environmentally unfriendly landscaping practices.Outdoors
| 2 days ago
Expect recession until widespread COVID-19 tests
Trump team failures turned a public health threat into a recession. Other countries used robust testing to target responses and limit economic damage.
by Aaron Sojourner, Audrey Dorélien and Ezra Golberstein | 2 days ago
Hospital system CEO on coronavirus: We’re at war
This is an unprecedented storm. Please help us weather it by staying home, giving blood, and not coming to the hospital unless you are really sick.
by Robert C. Garrett | 4 days ago
Are shutdowns worth It? We’re already too late.
What we should do is to keep shutdowns short, keep the economy going and build our public health system for the pandemic.
by Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo | 1 day ago
Brent Batten: Virus changes political campaigns
And campaign rallies? Good luck with trying to generate enthusiasm and win votes with crowds of 10 or fewer people.Brent Batten
| 4 days ago
Pharmacist: How to make your own hand sanitizer
As fear of coronavirus COVID-19 spreads across the United States, many people have started buying hand sanitizer.Life
Pharmacist: How to make an herbal immune tea
There are several herbs that I’d like to talk to you about today because they are known to have some benefits for your immune system.Life
| 5 days ago
ACA at 10: I’d be bankrupt or dead without it
On its 10th anniversary, as coronavirus creates many more with preexisting conditions, we wait anxiously for a final diagnosis on the fate of this law.
by Laura Packard | 5 days ago
Letters to the Editor, March 20
As you know, every few years we, the people of Marco Island, elect fellow residents to be city councilors.
FDA chief: Be wary of COVID-19 ‘cures’
The health fraud scams can cause delays in proper treatment and may lead to serious injuries or death.
Coronavirus social distancing: Myth vs. reality
Due to the lack of testing availability to date, we don’t know who has coronavirus. So for now, we assume we all might, and maintain social distancing
Guest column: Grifoni seeks reelection
Almost four years ago, I reached out to our citizens and announced my candidacy for the Marco Island City Council.
The power of prayer to fight COVID-19 anxiety
When facing the fear of the unknown, turning to an all-knowing God is a good start to responding with clarity and direction.
Coronavirus: Wash your hands. A lot. Seriously.
We can’t build a wall around a germ. But we can wash our hands, and our government can help countries trying to improve their health facilities.
3 ways Medicare for All would be good right now
Americans aren't just worried about contracting the coronavirus. They're worried about how they'd pay for it and other unexpected health expenses.
Editorial: MIPD’s past is its present
A competent media will also bring up the past, because whether Frazzano likes it or not, the past is the present for the MIPD.
Pharmacist: Natural options for COVID-19
Once a person is infected (and by the way, a dog has now tested positive), the virus itself acts similarly to other viruses we’ve encountered.Life
Gardening: Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes
Most snakes are not poisonous, yet people fear most species as if they were.Outdoors
Letters to the Editor, March 10
I am alarmed to find that the Marco Island Yacht Club has resurrected a decade-old plan to expand into the Marco River.
Ask the Pharmacist: Natural remedies for gallbladder support
It’s such an unsexy thing, this gallbladder. The gallbladder is about three inches long and one and a half inches wide.Life
Gardening: Discussing a widespread palm disease
Ganoderma butt rot is a widespread palm disease affecting trees all over Marco Island and the southeastern United States.Outdoors
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 25
Issler has continued his crusade against cannabis patients by starting a PAC with the stated intent of banning "recreation marijuana."
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 21
The referendum process has long been part of our Ggovernmental process. It is a vehicle for voters to initiate and vote on an issue.
Pharmacist: Strategies for uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are benign cysts that can grow inside or outside of a woman’s womb, termed the uterus.Life
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 14
Aren’t even you Trumpers disgusted to see our country turn into a banana republic?
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 11
A reader wrote about how much it costs to live in Southwest Florida on a fixed income or working three jobs to keep up working for the very rich.
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 7
Nancy Pelosi should be fired for disrespect to the president of the United States.
Pharmacist: Surprising benefits of deer nut oil
There is a plant that has beautiful foliage which also provides year-round food for deers ...Life
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 31
It's time to end the Schiff Sham Show. Pelosi's reasons for impeachment are vengeance and to interfere with the outcome of the 2020 election.
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 28
Over 60% of the district’s 48,000 students come from economically disadvantaged homes.
Pharmacist: 4 options for tension headaches
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and I’m willing to bet you’ve experienced more than one yourself.Life
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 17
Democrat politicians and their adoring mass media have little on President Trump but their partisan hatred.
Pharmacist: The coffee, blood sugar connection
Coffee gets a bad rap sometimes, but this is almost everyone’s drink of choice when they gather together to share information with one another.Life
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 10
Because I felt the website “marcopolitics” contained contemptuous remarks unacceptable in public discourse ...Entertainment