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Watch Out for Mistletoe: Kissing Diseases

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: It may be romantic to meet someone under the mistletoe. But, they may give you something you didn't want.
Air Date: 12/19/17
Duration: 17:41
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Georgea Pasedis, PharmD, RPh
Georgea PasedisGeorgea Pasedis, PharmD, RPh, is a pharmacist and nutraceuticals-meets-pharmaceuticals integration expert. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston and is currently finishing her MBA from Quinnipiac University. She is a certified diabetes patient educator and certified immunizing pharmacist. Pasedis has extensive experience working in cross-functional roles between business and medicine, holding positions in marketing, regulatory affairs and medical affairs specializing in oncology, ophthalmics and cardiovascular disease. She currently is the owner and CEO of Healthy Solutions Pharmacy Consulting and serves as Associate Director of ECP Marketing for Shire. Pasedis is an innovator in creating communication strategies for pharmaceutical information and wellness, to patients and businesses alike. Pasedis is a certified member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). She has delivered hundreds of lectures around the world on nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals integration and managed care. Pasedis sits on the Board of Trustees for the Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Women’s Hellenic Benevolent Association.
Holidays mean hugs and kisses. They also mean easy transmission of colds and viruses.


Little kids can get cold sores so don’t let them kiss adults who have cold sores. They’re commonly spotted around or on the lips. You can also find them by the nose from time to time. Sharing utensils and beverages can also transmit the possibility of these painful blisters appearing later in life.

Common Cold

Coughs and sniffles are warning signs to stay back. Don’t share utensils or drinks. Go with a peck on the cheek or an air hug.


This is more common in teens because of the kissing frequency. If you get mono, take your vitamins and stay hydrated. Stay away from friends and family. It’s very contagious.

If you are sick and don’t recover in two weeks, see your physician.

Listen as Dr. Georgea Pasedis joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to protect yourself from the consequences of physical affection when others are ailing.

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