The CAVs

Now many of you may not know (Mehmet, aka Young Dr. Oz has mentioned this on his show and it’s in the acknowledgements section of the YOU books) that I am an avid CAVz fan. (Cleveland Cavalier’s basketball team is called the CAVz) This is probably due to my height.

Now many of you may not know (Mehmet, aka Young Dr. Oz has mentioned this on his show and it’s in the acknowledgements section of the YOU books) that I am an avid CAVz fan. (Cleveland Cavalier’s basketball team is called the CAVz) This is probably due to my height.

I have not done an Enforcer blog since December as I have been concentrating on my Enforcer duties, my medical practice, book and column writing, and the CAVs.  But now that the CAVs season (and my compulsion to watch every TV show or practice from 2 hrs before game time till 2 hrs after) is done, I am back at it. But maybe I need coaching myself – here is an email exchange from a friend who knows of my CAVz compulsion:


Hi Nancy and Mike,

I'm so sorry your beloved Cavs fell to the Celtics.  Hope you're recovering from the shock.

 

We love you. 

R and B

R and B,
Nancy is very down...and down for the city. Me, I've recovered, got my crutches out and limped out of the car, took my double dose of antidepressant, painted a sun on the window, and have only had 10 cups of coffee so far today (only kidding about the crutches).   Love ya and thanks,
Mike R

I have been amazed at how many of these condolence emails I have received – more than 30 so far. It really does make the day better to talk with friends. So call or email a friend today (condolence cards can be received at youdocs@gmail.com and you can hear my radio show condolence party this week. It is every week, but this week will be special, Saturday, 5 to 7 pm at www.healthradio.net.  

I’ll blog more Monday or Tuesday after Mehmet and my webinar.

Young Dr. Mike (aka The Enforcer)

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This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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