Winter is here! Chilly weather, mocha lattes, and layered outfits are readily at hand. However, with this also comes a rise in depression symptoms compared to the rest of the year. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a mood disorder in which depressive symptoms in a person occur at the same period for them each year, usually during the Winter season, due to the colder weather and decrease in sunlight during the daytime. Depression can be a very difficult illness to cope with, and there’s not usually a clear fix. BUT Easing seasonal depression is not that hard. Here are some of our top-tips you can try to help reduce the symptoms and improve your mood:(more…)
Keep Your Con Safe in 2021: With COVID-19 cases at all time highs, many conventions have been cancelled or postponed in efforts to keep attendees safe. However, some conventions are still continuing, but with strict safety guidelines and population control to maintain a safe and healthy environment. To keep your convention (or any big event) safe in 2021, here are some mandates you should enforce:(more…)
We need to talk about the gorilla in the room… The same gorilla as before, but the guidelines, they keep changing. Why is that?
Because this is a novel disease, something we’ve never seen before. We’re pushing out information as soon as we think we have a handle on it, and then we get schooled by the virus again, and the information changes. Information flows faster now than it ever did before, so you get to see how science itself ebbs and flows. Science has always been this way, but we’ve never before had the ability to communicate it as fast as it happens.(more…)
We’re all concerned about COVID-19. Whether or not you’re one of the people who are buying out all the toilet paper on the eastern seaboard, we here at Usagi Medical Group would urge everyone to try to put their anxieties in check when it comes to COVID-19 and what it might do to the local convention scene. Panic seems almost reasonable these days, but panic creates more trouble than it solves.(more…)
The ‘flu vaccine is a controversial thing. We’re going to side-step the controversy by repeating the baseline truth: even if the vaccine isn’t perfect, it will AT LEAST reduce the duration and severity of symptoms if you somehow catch the influenza virus.
We in Usagi Medical Group are generally very open minded people. Still the issue of whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza has come to our table. We did a little research:
Pineapple provides vitamins A and C, and fiber. As well as having high amounts of manganese, which is important for antioxidant defenses, pineapples also contain high amounts of thiamin, a B vitamin that is involved in energy production. Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple juice, is an anti-inflammatory, and it aids with digestion. So eating pineapple is a good way to treat your immune system right, and fight off con crud.
We therefore embrace the notion that pineapple belongs on a pizza. Besides, it tastes good. For those of you who are somehow hurt by this declaration, we are reserving a band-aid for you in our UsagiMed offices. Thank you.