“I Can’t Breath”

An elderly woman walking in Jackson Heights, on Monday, was aided into an ambulance after fainting twice while shopping. At first, it was thought the seemingly healthy woman was having a stroke. But after a bystander took off her mask, she came to and said she was fine. The consensus among those helping her, was that she had fainted from a lack of oxygen…

Covid Responders

GMO Cornflakes is a questionable treatment option for a pandemic requiring a more organic response. If compromised immune systems and poor sanitation are the root causes of the virus’s lethality and spread, then responders ought to be helping people protect themselves in those areas. Oftentimes interventions can end up multiplying the spread.  

Sign of the Times

Rather than mocking Trump for suggesting that sunlight can kill Covid-19 (it can), a more enlightened press corps would be analyzing the harm (to society) of ‘progressive’ NY style (“kiss my ass”) activism — that helped to usher in Covid-19 (through filth and weakened immune systems) and make its impact far worse here than anywhere else in the world. An example of that can…

Covid Break

The data indicate that Covid-19 has run its course in New York City. One pharmacologist at Elmhurst Hospital told LE that those who have been exposed to the virus, but not come down with it, are less likely to show symptoms with each passing day. Also several healthcare workers at the hospital told LE that various treatments, including hydroxychloroquine (when prescribed early on), are…

In Memorial

A man pulls up, get out of his car and leaves a rock formation in front of Elmhurst Hospital today. Perhaps to remember the workers and patients who passed through there in recent weeks.

Bronze Serpent

We hear Hydroxychloroquine is in fact helping Covid-19 patients at Elmhurst Hospital, and continues to prove itself to be a legitimate treatment option for patients with Covid-19. But it has to taken early in treatment not at the end of life. The greater threat to America during this pandemic comes from state governors and local officials, who are perversely plotting, testing, tracing and destroying…

Queens Community Spread

On Monday New York’s Governor Cuomo doubled down on social distancing, by adding to the amount of potential fines for violators and extending the time that New York State would be closed for business — out to April 29. He did so while saying he wanted to avoid a South Korea situation in New York. Which is odd, given that S. Korea, a nation…

Nature Punishes

At the center (of the epicenter) of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s worth noting the role that “dirtiness,” at various levels, has played in the spread of coronavirus in Queens, NY and beyond. Commentators like pointing to poverty and inequality as dominant factors in the high numbers of Covid-19 cases in certain NYC neighborhoods. And yet in Queens — from Jackson Heights to Elmhurst, Corona…

March of Death

Elmhurst, NY – March 29, 2020 The FDA is approving Hydroxycloroquine for “critical Covid-19 patients.” But experience from the front lines says, Covid patients need to be given Hydroxycloroquine and Azithromycin (along with zinc) early on in the process, to be effective — before they are critical and intubated. A nurse at Elmhurst Hospital told LE: that “no” intubated Covid patient (on a ventilator),…

CV-19 GZ WTF

Elmhurst Hospital – March 25, 2020 On a day that saw 13 deaths, from Covid-19, in their ICU, Elmhurst Hospital is still allowing patients to die, without receiving meds such as hydroxycloroquine. The drug is efficacious and safe when dosed properly and used in concert with arithromycin. The manufacturer, Novartis, has even offered to donate 130 million tablets to treat Covid-19 patients. To really…

Corona Busters

March 15, 2020 – Elmhurst, New York Covid-19 busters shouldn’t be society busters. The health care system, at least in NYC is already overwhelmed by the virus. Further interventions to slow the spread and “flatten the curve,” in order to save the healthcare system are likely to be self (society) defeating  — killing society to save society. New Yorkers live cheek by jowl, asshole…

AIDS Response

With a spotlight on works by Ansel Adams, Christie’s NY will be holding an auction of photography, April 6, to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This at a time of renewed interest in the role played by American biological warfare researchers, at Fort Detrick in the late 1970s, in manufacturing and spreading the AIDS virus during genetic engineering experiments. Reflecting on an Ansel…

EMF Radiation

Would that NYC officials included and reported on EMF risks in their Air Flow Study.

“Ignite the Fire”

Hoping to leave her peeps “calm but focused,” Larissa Hall Carlson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, led a Detox Yoga session at Yoga Journal Live, 4/10.

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project held their Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the Waldorf Thursday evening. WWP seeks to honor and empower wounded warriors with services and programs to meet the needs of service members, especially in cases where the VA and family supports have broken down. One speaker said the challenges going forward are for “long term care and quality mental health care.”…

Working Dog

This is a Service Dog (not to be confused with a Compassion Dog or an Emotional Support Dog) at the Chambers Street subway station this week—looking a bit run down, perhaps from Wi-Fi exposure. The decision by New York officials to make NYC, including subways, a big WiFi hot spot is misguided, and will lead to negative health consequences for New Yorkers of all persuasions. The day is…

Transcendence

SoHo, NYC – 4/7/15

Elixir: Suzano Tea

We found this concoction to be helpful in dealing with cold and flu symptoms. Boil 2″ Ginger (shredded) in 6 oz. water, combine with 1 Tablespoon of Honey, 1 Tablespoon Suze (apertif from France) and 1 Tablespoon Amaro Lucano (liqueur of Italy). Boil together, strain and enjoy.

New Victims

With all the disease causing viruses going around—from influenza to ebola—it’s surprising and troubling that hospital workers in NYC routinely wear their hospital garb on public transportation.

‘Overman’ Virus

Got a vaccine for that? “The job of the school is difficult. our goal is to take every girl, no matter how antagonistic she may be, and within six to eight months rehabilitate her so that, with the guidance of a parole officer, she will be able to stay out of further serious trouble in the community. Naturally, we do not succeed with everyone,…

‘Plenty of Nuttin’

On a recent afternoon in New York’s Washington Square Park, NYU students were offered samples of Nootelligence “Focus”, a supplement claiming to promote “focus, memory and cognitive function.” LE asked the marketing guy about the obscure ingredients in Noolelligence, like ALCAR (which doesn’t require FDA approval). He said “ALCAR is given to European Alzeimers patients.” Supplement companies are employing psychopharmacologists to produce potions that significantly alter brain…

St. Patrick’s Day — Greenwich Village

Our bold digital age, driven by egos and algos, is producing an endless stream of patients and perps — inverted and empowered. The resulting pathology needs healthy doses of truth, charity, and human solidarity. If the St. Patrick’s Parade organizers are truly guided by the spirit of St. Patrick, they might consider letting the LGBT community march openly in next year’s parade. It takes…

Living Science

Belen Garijo, President & CEO Merck Serono, addressed the recent BIO CEO & Investor Conference in NYC. Merck Serono is an $8 billion (2013 revenue) specialty PHARMA company, that sees itself as a leader in personalized medicine. The German company is trying to position itself in the Immuno-oncology sector (estimated at $30 billion). “We’re all looking for the same thing — late stage oncology (compounds),”…

American Infantilism

Many in the U.S. are obsessed with kittens, pre-K, being gay and matters related to one’s bowels. Covering the Olympics in Sochi, New York Daily News reporter Filip Bondy wrote in his column today: “You’ll definitely want to know about how another reporter walked in on me while I was pooping at the Olympics.” In his work, Sigmund Freud endeavoured to “show the connection…

‘The Examined Life’

Stephen Grosz, bestselling author of “The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves,” addressed the 2014 National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association today in NYC. Mr. Grosz’s clinical writing distills 50,000 hours of clinical practice, over 25 years, into a jargon-free book that delivers a ‘being there’ experience—that he hopes will help people get at the truth of the ‘inner-world.’ Photograph (top): William…

MTA & Wi-Fi

The recent Metro North train derailment was caused by a drowsy/disoriented engineer. A contributing factor may have been prolonged exposure to wireless network devices (especially Wi-Fi). Trains, planes and automobiles are no place for Wi-Fi. Photograph: Stephen Wise

Obamacare

The Obama administration is counting on healthy and financially well off young people (overpaying for insurance they don’t need) to make Obamacare work. And yet it’s increasingly difficult to find young people who are healthy and financially well off in America today. Photograph: Stephen Wise

28th Great Sports Legends Dinner

Sports legends, celebrities and business leaders turned out to support NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti’s Fund, which aids spinal cord injury research—done by scientists at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. According to their press release: “The Miami Project’s Christine E. Lynn Clinical Trials Initiative is designed to take discoveries found to be successful in laboratory studies and fast track them to…

Health Crisis for America’s Children

The American ‘way of life’ is killing people and making it increasingly difficult for children to be healthy and safe, let alone flourish. Especially problematic is the 24/7 harm coming from elecromagnetic radiation associated with Wi-Fi, cell towers and digital devices.

Children’s Health

Why are today’s children suffering from diseases that were virtually unheard of a generation ago? “America’s children are at risk of becoming the first generation to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents.” So says the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mt. Sinai in NYC. Sarah Evans, PhD, of The Children’s Environmental Health Center, spoke recently to a gathering of mothers and bloggers…

Pride Month

Nursing Care “When an individual suffers from arrested psychosexual development, his total personality is affected. Thus the nurse can expect immature behavior in many areas from an individual who utilizes a sexually deviant means of expressing sexual needs. He may sulk demand special attention, display many dependent needs, utilize provocative behavior, blame others for his situation, or become sarcastic and hostile toward the hospital…

BPA in USA

BPA, a compound found in plastic bottles, aluminum cans, dental sealants, baby products and even on receipts, is more pervasive and harmful than previously thought. This according to Dr. Frederick vom Saal, Professor of Biological Sciences University of Missouri, who spoke on the subject today at the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center. With the FDA and EPA on the $ideline$, Dr. Vom Staal…

40 Years After ‘Roe’

“If I were writing today, I’d have to assert that human life begins even earlier (than the womb), with the complex process of fertilization — a miracle in chemistry, physics, and molecular biology occurring within the fallopian tube. By the time the fertilized egg, dividing and beginning to organize itself, enters the womb, life has been in action for at least three days.” After…

Mental Health

Mental health is a growing concern in the United States. The question is can mental health professionals be counted to guide people to mental health? Is there a model for mental health? Is there even a definition for ‘person’ in the mental health community. In the recently published: Psychoanalytic Terms & Concepts, we looked up the word ‘person’ and found this: “The word person…

Psychoanalyzing Palestinian Trauma

The American Psychoanalytic Association 2013 National Meeting included a session called: The Application of Psychoanalytic Thinking to Social Problems: Frontline Mothers at a Trauma Vortex. Dr. Judy Roth (left), clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, presented her psychoanalytical and ethnographic work with Palestinian mothers on the frontline of political violence and terror. In describing case-after-case of Palestinian suffering, dehumanization, disintegration, and crushing loss of property and…

Flu Vaccine

This medical student at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens told LE, 1/12, that he had not received a flu vaccine this year — nor any other year. A registered nurse we spoke with, on the #7 subway, said the same thing. Commentary: The (health care professionals) opting-out of getting a flu vaccine seem more knowledgeable and trustworthy than those who are compelling people to take…