Kunkel Law Firm - May 2020

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FROM THE DESK OF

Gregory Kunkel, Esq.

OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

I am writing this month’s article from my home office while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the economy has slowed to a crawl, we recognize that our clients need our help and that many legal needs cannot wait until the COVID-19 crisis ends. Rest assured, our firm remains fully operational during the COVID-19 lockdown. We are working remotely, communicating with clients by telephone and email, and we’re following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for social distancing. We have implemented new technology that allows us to meet virtually with clients and to attend court and administrative proceedings using online video services such as Zoom. We are happy to assist any existing or new clients using virtual meetings when requested. Once the economy gets back on track, our firm will be here to assist you with any concerns about your employment, work injuries, or social security and long-term disability claims. As always, you can call me at 724-438-3020 or email me at GKunkel@KunkelLawFirm.com for legal assistance.

Imagine if you spent a day standing outside your local gym and asking everyone who went in the same question: “Why are you working out today?”What kind of responses do you think you’d get? Some answers, like “I want to lose weight” or “I want to build muscle,” are obvious, but there’s another contender that might rise to the top: “I want to clear my head.” Anecdotally, most of us know that a hard run or a challenging weightlifting session can help declutter our minds and push petty worries and stressors away. But according to one study, it’s possible that exercise can literally clear up messy nerve cells to restore and improve our memories. For the more than 50 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, this simple treatment could prove revolutionary. In a 2018 article, Scientific American describes the brains of people with Alzheimer’s as “harsh place[s] filled with buildups of harmful nerve cell junk,” including amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. This complex neural web makes the disease difficult to treat, but an experiment conducted by scientists from Harvard Medical School, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other notable institutions found that exercise helps clear up the tangles and improve learning and memory in mice with Alzheimer’s. The scientists even CAN EXERCISE JOGYOURMEMORY? How Regular Workouts Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

–Greg Kunkel

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