New research suggests that obesity plays a major role in who contracts COVID-19 and the likelihood that the illness will cause severe symptoms or require hospitalization.  The Centers for Disease Control revised COVID-19 risk categories in June, placing obesity in the same risk category as those with compromised immune systems and type 2 diabetes. With…

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In the era of facemasks and virtual meetings, we’re all changing how we live in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  But for many of us, changes to daily life have caused a level of isolation and uncertainty that was unimaginable just a few weeks ago. It can be even worse for people with…

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In these days of anxiety and uncertainty, there’s no better way to relax than spending a few hours in the garden. The CDC has recommended taking breaks from the news cycle, and time outdoors provides a welcome refuge from the constant inundation of coronavirus prediction, analysis, and commentary. What’s more, you can join in the annual Boyertown…

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As our communities seek to slow the spread of coronavirus, we’re all adapting to a new way of life that risks greater isolation, higher anxiety, and more uncertainty about the future. Finding ways to cope with our new way of life is vital in the days ahead.  And with the stay-at-home order from the Commonwealth of…

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