Health

Tom and Gina came into our Oakland office to update their Living Trust—something they regretted not doing years before. Both Tom and Gina are Covid survivors. An RN at Kaiser, Gina became sick in the early days of the pandemic, and Tom soon became infected as well. Both were in...

With Covid’s highly contagious Delta variant raging across the country, the debate over a vaccine passport has amped up. A digital health certificate/vaccine passport required to prove immunization status is controversial, but it’s gaining momentum. Danny Meyer, owner of a number of well-known restaurants in New York City and CEO...

From the initial Covid lockdown in March 2020, my most important job has been keeping my team and our clients safe. Happily, I’ve been successful. I acted quickly, creating a virtual work model that allowed us to continue serving our clients. The unexpected outcome was that everyone seemed to like...

The Covid pandemic has exposed the limitations of the U.S. health care system. Unlike socialized health care in Canada, France or the Scandinavian countries, U.S. health care is tied to employment. Lose your job and you’ve just lost your health care. In the year of Covid, this has had tragic...

No question about it. It’s been a pretty miserable year with few bright spots. Zoom happy hours with wine o’clock memes and themes helped break the monotony of the Covid crisis—especially in the early days when we were in complete lockdown. Working from home (WFH) removed a lot of boundaries This year...

As we read about the aggressive spread of Covid outbreaks this fall, some of the biggest contributors are on university campuses. At least Covid 214,000 cases have been linked to campuses, and it’s student journalists who are helping tell the story. As administrators and other staff try to diminish outbreak...

My longtime friend Christine grew up in the Chicago and most of her large extended family are still firmly rooted in the Midwest. Thanksgiving has always been the time her family gathered. Much more than Christmas, this is the time for tradition—the same favorite recipes—no deviation, ever. Annual walks along...

Eight months and counting. We can’t get a safe, effective COVID vaccine soon enough. We long to strip off our masks and hug our friends and families again. To throw open the doors of restaurants, bars, theaters, concert halls, movie theaters and sports venues and embrace life once more. But...

Children and teenagers frequently help spread the coronavirus Children and teenagers who get the coronavirus tend to recover quickly, without lingering aftereffects. But here’s where it gets dangerous. Many of these children live in multigenerational families. Their own symptoms may be mild and short-lived, but when they pass the virus on...

Emerging data show that some of the coronavirus’s most potent damage is inflicted on the heart It seems like a lifetime ago, but at one time we were naive enough to think that COVID was an infection specific to the lungs. We’ve learned a lot in the last six months. We...

Even 20-year-olds forget the simplest things Are you over 60 and alarmed as you find yourself forgetting things? I drove down the street yesterday and for a flashing moment, I completely forgot why I was on that street. I was going to the bank, of course, and I remembered as soon...

We’re well into our sixth month of COVID restrictions. We’ve mismanaged our response to the pandemic, so we can’t travel to countries in the European Union. But it’s fall, the best time of year to travel, and many of us are itching to get away. Surprisingly, there are quite a...