Integrative therapy in respiratory disease: mindfulness practice during COVID-19

Join us in the second installment of our Integrative Therapy in Respiratory Disease 3-part series. In this podcast we explore mindfulness with a physician expert. Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang explains what mindfulness is, and how it can help clinicians, as well as patients and caregivers, navigate the stresses of daily life, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. She concludes the podcast by leading an interactive session on mindful masking, we hope the audience will follow along!

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https://www.thoracic.org/about/ats-podcasts/integrative-therapy-in-respiratory-disease-mindfulness-practice-during-covid-19-part-2.php

County Says Pre-Existing Conditions Put 57% Of San Diegans At Risk Of COVID Complications

More than half of county residents may face complications if they contract SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness. Data analysis by county epidemiologists found 57% of San Diegans have at least one factor, such as age, heart or — not surprisingly — lung disease, that increases their risk during the pandemic. 

Local pulmonologist Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang said lung diseases like asthma and chronic bronchitis restrict airways that can become further inflamed by coronavirus. 

Aired 8/3/20 on KPBS News

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https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/aug/01/county-says-pre-existing-conditions-put-57-san-die/

How this physician discovered the power of mindfulness

“Could COVID-19 be an opportunity that brings the plight of health care professionals finally to the forefront? Protect us so we can protect you.  Do your part and stay home.  Flatten the curve to give health care professionals a chance.  Donate PPE. Donate food.  And yet through this war, we, health care professionals, along with the entirety of humanity, are united against a common, invisible enemy.  We are all human; we all seek to be healthy and happy, all deserving of love and connection. Are we able to remind ourselves that health care professionals have never been so united before? That humanity has never been so united? Can all the health care professionals, no, all of humanity bear the weight of the world together? We can; we must.  For our sake.  For humanity’s sake.”

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