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Dr. Sue Health Tip Masks and Coronavirus

“Masks probably do provide some protection.”

That’s the latest news from The New York Times

NYTimes on Masks and Coronavirus:

“Masks probably do provide some protection.

They’re particularly effective at keeping somebody who already has the virus from spreading it to others,

and they may also make the mask’s wearer less likely to get sick.

“Coronavirus appears to mostly spread when germ-containing droplets make it into a person’s mouth, nose, or eyes,”

Vox’s German Lopez explains. “If you have a physical barrier in front of your mouth and nose, that’s simply less likely to happen.”

Of course we should give first priority for masks to health-care workers. And there may be no masks available.

What can you do?  You can Make Your Own Mask!

It may not be medical grade – but it is surely better than nothing!

Tie a Scarf around your Nose and Mouth!

(You’ll feel like a Movie Star – The Lone Ranger! )

Or Use a Bra Cup – any size will do!

Fasten with hooks and eyes, snaps or elastic – get creative.

Or cut up an old shirt or pants leg!

(Use your imagination, your scarf, shirt, pants…or bra!)

Fashion Forward  means NewYorkStrong!

You don’t have to live in New York to be NewYorkStrong !

What about TexasStrong? CaliforniaStrong? ChinaStrong ? ItalyStrong?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reviewing whether to encourage Americans to wear masks. That would be a reversal and come after weeks of discouraging mask use. Many journalists, including me, previously quoted the experts who urged ordinary people not to wear masks.

 

Dr. Sue Health Tip Plastic Bags No Gloves – No Problem

Dr Sue shares Health Tips to Cope with Coronavirus

No gloves? No problem! 

Health Tip #1: Wear plastic bags!

We all know it’s best to wear plastic gloves when we touch public surfaces. But what do you do when the stores don’t have them? Besides, gloves and masks (which are in short supply) should be reserved for health care providers and people on the front lines.

What can you do? Get resourceful!

Most of us have plastic bags lying around the house.

Slip on the gloves when you go outside – before you touch buttons, door knobs, railings, revolving doors, money, etc.

Are plastic bags as effective as surgical gloves? Do they replace social distance?

Of course not. But they are certainly better than nothing.

When you come home, take off your gloves and…

Wash Your Hands!

Health Tip #2: Don’t touch your face! Coronavirus (COVID-19) gets in through the mucous membranes. These are mainly located in the eyes, nose, and mouth – near your face. Touching your face is often an unconscious habit, so I put on a scrunchy, and tucked my hair under my cap. The cap reminds me: Don’t Touch Your Face.  

Health Tip #3: Self-Isolate and Social Distance

I stay home most of the time and social distance when I go out. We all need to do this – for ourselves and our community.

Stay Healthy – Stay NewYorkStrong !  

Dr. Sue Shares Health Tip: Plastic Bags

 

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Empowering Entertainment!™

Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Original Musical: “SssWitch”: http://www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Dr. Sue Health Tips & Early Symptoms of COVID-19

Here are Health Tips to Prevent Infection!

Don’t touch your face!

COVID-19, like most coronaviruses and the flu, enter the body through the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, and mouth – all of them on the face. I realized that one of the main reasons that I touch my face is to brush away my loose hair that falls on my face. So I fastened my hair with a scrunchy and tucked it under my cap. Wearing the cap also reminds me – don’t touch my face! I’m on my solo walk in the park. I’m keeping social distance – with fresh air, sunshine, flowers,… and a curious squirrel who ran up to my feet. But I walked away. Better rude than sorry 🙂 

Touching your face is an unconscious habit, and it’s easy to slip – so wash or sanitize your hands as soon as you get home – do it regularly.

Avoid touching paper and public surfaces – that includes cash, receipts, doorknobs, railings, etc.

Hydration, multivitamins and particularly zinc are helpful for body’s defense against all viruses. Use as directed. Excess of  any vitamins and minerals not recommended and could actually lower your immune response.

Do not take Ibuprofen or Advil – unless truly necessary.

According to some sources, these drugs make the virus much worse – with patients winding up on ventilators.

This warning about Ibuprofen and Advil is disputed, but we say, why take the risk? 

Be mindful of early symptoms of COVID-19, which include:

  • Feeling achy or exhausted
  • unusual sniffles
  • low grade temp or flushing
  • alteration of smell or taste.

If symptoms progress to frequent coughing or Shortness of Breath, seek medical care immediately.

Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to keep the morbidity and mortality low.

Health Advice comes from Medical Doctors with Experience in Infectious Respiratory Disease. 

Here’s my Video with Health Tips! 

 

     

 

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Dr. Sue is the Founder-Admin of Facebook Group New York Strong 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/924260644695606/?ref=pages_group_cta

Empowering Entertainment!™

Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Original Musical: “SssWitch”: http://www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Dr. Sue Shares Positive Attitude – Nature & Poetry

Hello. This is Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz, Ph.D,) I live in Manhattan, New York, the epicenter of our current pandemic. I say “current” because, this too shall pass – especially if we take care of our health – physical and mental.  

It’s March, 2020, early spring – one of my favorite times of year. I’ve been spending lots of time in my apartment. I wanted fresh air and a way to connect to the beauty of nature. Social distancing is important, so I decided to go for a solo walk in a local park – no mass transportation, and no crowds. After a short walk in the park, I came across these beautiful fields of daffodils. (Please scroll down for video).

These golden-trumpeted flowers reminded me of the ending lines from one of my favorite poems: “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud” by William Wordsworth, written in the early 19th century. The last line of the poem is: “And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils.” Wordsworth writes about how, when he is feeling depressed,  (“in vacant or in pensive mood”),  he remembers the daffodils moving in the wind. The memory lifts his spirits and he feels pleasure as he imagines “his heart…dancing with the daffodils.”

Many of us are feeling isolated and lonely and bored as we self-isolate to protect our health, and the health of our loved ones and community. This is the wise and generous thing to do. It’s easy to become depressed as the public media and worried friends share frightening statistics and stories – – and interpretations that can lead to personal despair.

What can we do?

We can take care of our physical health, and by now, we know what to do (social distance, hygiene, etc.)

We can take care of our mental and spiritual health.

We can manage and limit our exposure to negativity.

We can focus on opportunities for growth and learning, on healthy routines, on hobbies, and on beauty.

We can enjoy the beauty of nature – either in reality (like my solo walk), in memory (like William Wordsworth’s poem), or virtually (in videos, photographs, and text).

I hope you enjoy this video of me and my daffodils!

Dr. Sue Shares Uplifting Poem About Daffodils

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Dr. Sue is the Founder-Admin of Facebook Group New York Strong Group

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Empowering Entertainment!™

Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Original Musical: “SssWitch”: http://www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2    

Dr. Sue Health Tip Lemon Juice Water

Here’s an easy Healthy Tip we can all use – and enjoy!

For Up-To-Date Medical Information, go to the Scientists and Doctors. 

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Dr. Sue is the Founder-Admin of Facebook Group New York Strong Group

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Empowering Entertainment!™

Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Original Musical: “SssWitch”: http://www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2  

Dr. Sue: Cremini’s Restaurant

 

Cremini’s Restaurant a “delizioso” (the Italian word for “delicious”) taste of Italy in Brooklyn, New York.

What is a “cremini”? A sweet dessert that combines perfectly with the salty taste of an “Ascolana” (stuffed) olive.

Cremini’s Restaurant invites you to sample varieties of both (with and without meat).

Ascolana olives and cremini’s come from Le Marche region on the east coast of Italy on the Adriatic Sea.

Le Marche is also famous for “crescia” – Italian flatbread – hand-made into appetizing sandwiches and a fettucini pasta (molded into a mound).

Italian “cucina” (cuisine) is best washed down with wine. So sample some favorites from the vineyards of Le Marche: “Passeria Brut” – a sparkling white wine that is a richer version of Prosecco.

 

Or try the “Lacrima” red wine. “Lacrima” means “tears” in Italian – which is close to Latin.

(To my surprise, I was able to remember “lacrima” from my high school Latin class – when we read “The Iliad” in Latin.

As my students once reminded me “Nothing you learn is ever a waste!”)

It’s so true – culture, language, and variety of accents enrich our enjoyment of wine and food – and vice versa.

I hope my blog opens the door to appreciate the rich variety of cultures and wines – wherever you live.

Care to try a little Italian? Can you say “Mi piace” (“I like it”)? Or enjoy my original, multi-lingual song “Te Amo/Ti Amo (I Love You)” which begins: “I only meant to share some wine….”

You can explore the joys of local wines and vineyards when you Discover Upstate New York https://www.discoverupstateny.com/dine-stay/wineries-vineyards/

Here’s my video with Riccardo, who co-owns Cremini’s with his wife and chef Elena.

 

Dr. Sue’s mission is to Empower, Educate, and Entertain! Please like, follow, and subscribe to my Blog and Video.

 

 

Empowering Entertainment!™

Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Original Musical: “SssWitch”: http://www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Dr. Sue: Free Legal Help, Car Service NYC

Share a Ride – Save a Hat… and five-thousand dollars ($5,000) !

You can – when you learn to Be Your Brightest Friend!

Sharing a ride is the bright way to travel around New York City. It’s less stressful than the subway and less expensive than solo rides. I use Via Car Service ridewithvia.com (let me know if I should refer you).

Save a Hat is what my fellow passenger did when my favorite hat fell on the floor – black side up and hard to see. As she was exiting, she said “Your hat fell on the floor.” Sure enough – there it was with its golden treble clef that symbolizes my love of music! Her behavior told me more about her character than any internet profile or job resume! And it started my morning with faith in human nature – and some members of the legal profession. You see, she spoke in an intelligent manner, and she exited our Via Car near the Manhattan Courthouse at 9 am. This told me that she probably worked in some legal capacity….right?

Now the question you’re all waiting for…. how did I save five-thousand dollars ($5,000) ?

I was on my way to the Brooklyn Surrogate Court to pursue my own case. I was representing myself because lawyers are expensive, and I figured I could do my own digging and get the help I needed – at least, for now. If I needed a lawyer – I would cross that expensive bridge when I came to it (probably a $5,000 retainer…and billing at $400/hour).

Guess what? The Brooklyn Surrogate Court (and many other courts) have a Help Center for people who don’t have lawyers. Of course, I had to figure out to solve some tricky issues (like confusing legal forms, finding a capable, convenient process server (Thanks EmpireLegalService.com ) – and find free Legal Help (scroll down for the link)

My first court date was in the pouring rain when I was on crutches! But my dear friend/stained glass artist & repairs Dennis Lynch (http://astainedglass.com/ ) drove me in his car (which he named “Sue” – after me). We drove in “A Car Named Sue” to the handicapped entrance of the courthouse. I staggered in on my crutch with an injured knee but a determined mind! I looked pathetic in the courtroom – so much the better!

What about saving five-thousand dollars ($5,000)?

That’s how much my opponent’s lawyer charged today – just for showing up in court and a few hours of easy work. I would have had to pay my own lawyer much more money (for more time). But despite the hard work, it’s been an exciting challenge – and I learned a lot about free legal help!

Here’s a link to free Legal Help: https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/GoingToCourt/gettingHelp.shtml

Can you do it too? I can’t be sure. But for sure, you can do a lot more than you think you can – just Be Your Brightest Friend!

Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

 Original Musical: “SssWitch”: http://www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Dr. Sue: New York Art

Shane Townley, Owner New York Art, and Dr. Sue


New York Art is a Manhattan Gallery, Website/App, Touring Exhibition, Art Show/Party in Tribeca, NY – and the vision of Artist-Owner-Shane Townley!

Shane and I are standing in front of a sign for Gallery 104, his first venture in the New York art scene – a tiny gallery, where we first met a few years ago. That little seed has put down roots in Manhattan bedrock with an upstairs gallery at 7 Franklin Place and a vast downstairs Exhibition/Work Space for artists that hosts a new show/reception/arts salon on the first Thursday of every month! (May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug 1, Sept 5…)
https://newyorkart.com/

New York Art Gallery Show

The main gallery space is one floor below street level, and one floor below that is the raw space where New York Art houses its touring collection of artworks – designed to raise awareness, funds, and art supplies for children abandoned in hospitals. This sub-basement remains at a chilly 65 degrees – perfect for a wine cellar where collectors of fine wines can store and share rare vintages.

If climbing those stairs seems daunting, consider this. My first visit to New York Art’s underground gallery took place in December 2018 – before there were stairs – just a thin metal ladder from street level to a dark, unfinished basement space. Shane, his long-legged Artist-Curator Cathy Condon, and a few bold souls had managed the ladder. I have short legs and a fear of heights. But Cathy offered to hold my bag and go first – so I tried it. It was a true challenge, thrill, and adventure – what New York dreams are made of!

https://newyorkart.com/

Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

SssWitch” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

NY Times Travel Show 2018 – Dr. Sue

The New York Times Travel Show is packed with dreams of adventure!

You can snap a photo with a costumed Mayan from Guatemala.

Or reserve your plane, ship or plane (with a travel show discount) for a vacation spot where the weather suits your clothes.

Pack a bikini for a tropical resort

… or thermal underwear for the North or South Poles!

 


Don’t forget your walking shoes.  Come climb with me to the top of an ancient Mayan temple/tomb in Belize, Central America!

You can spice up relationships by traveling as a couple, or spend time as a family.

Or (if you’re solo) make new friends and save money on a singles supplement  (SinglesTravelInternational.com).

You can luxuriate in the newly renovated Gran Hotel in Costa Rica (hotelselite.com).

You can find a travel agent (WTH.com),  travel with a professor (travelingprofessor.com) cruise the Caribbean Sea – or C.U. in C.U.B.A.!

You can take Metro North or drive along the Hudson River to Teatown, NY for an Eagle Fest (Teatown.org/EagleFest)!

You can sip and sample your way through the Finger Lakes Wine Country in New York State (FLXWineCountry.com).

You can book World Heritage Tours to Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, Middle East (WorldHeritageTours.com).

You can tour Morocco or attend a World Music Festival (visitMorocco.com)!

Or stay right here in the Big Apple by celebrating Caribbean Week in NYC (June 2-8, 2018 – Caribtourism.com)

You can even couch-travel and watch Cable TV Travel show (CreateTV.com/Travel)

Near or far – where ever you are – the New York Times Travel Show will whet your appetite for wanderlust!

Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

SssWitch!” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

 Dr. Sue is an award-winning Writer/Performer/Professor Books, Plays, Musicals, Screenplays, Poetry, and Songs.  

 

Snow White & Tummy Troubles Dr. Sue

What do you have in common with Snow White?

Are you pure as snow, wrinkle-free, with flat abs?

Are you tempted by witches?

Snow White’s witch may be “reel” (on film).

But tummy trouble is all too real.  Here are some tips based on my recent experience – and crowd-sourced from my Facebook friends.

If you’re really in pain, or it lingers, or you’re worried, see a medical doctor. I did and got much-needed antibiotics.  You could have a toxic infection, appendicitis or something serious, so get professional help.

If it’s a simple tummy-ache,  here is advice from my Facebook friends, who acted like real friends in my moment of need.  Thanks, guys. Here goes…

  1. Ginger Ale will help.(Gretta M. Heron)
  2. Drink apple cider vinegar works for me. (Jason Rupp)
  3. The best stuff for a messed up stomach? Carrot juice. I swear by it. (Ron McKechnie)
  4. Suck on some hard candy – my recommendation is Werther’s. If you are feeling better, chew some gum. Both will help your stomach prepare to have solid food again.Once you start semi solids, try some ginger chews (Trader Joes). It will help your stomach and digestion. (Laura Levinsky)
  5. Ginger Chews – they work. (Thomas Engstrom)
  6. One can of Coca-Cola will do the trick! Charcoal capsules are also good to absorb all the baddies and eliminate them. Now available in drugstores. But not if you’re taking antibiotics. You don’t want to eliminate the good stuff.(Melba LaRose)
  7. I always have mashed potatoes or baked potatoes as one of my first foods when coming back from a stomach bug.(Audra Hale-Maddox)
  8. Rest up. (Cheryl J. Fish)
  9.  Chamomile tea (Irene Market)
  10. Try Cream of Wheat. It works faster and better. Cola syrup helps too. (Merrilly Noeth)
  11. Lots of Healing Energy and Love (Rob Resnick)

Yes! Besides all the practical tips, I want to thank the many, many more friends who showed love and concern.

I honestly didn’t expect this outpouring of support – and it helped a lot!

Now that’s real/reel romance! Hugs2U Sue

Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

SssWitch!” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

 Dr. Sue is an award-winning Writer/Performer/Professor Books, Plays, Musicals, Screenplays, Poetry, and Songs.