Tag Archives: It’s

ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it’s only September

That’s how Dr. Olivier Joannes-Boyau, head of the intensive care unit at University Hospital in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, describes the resurgence of Covid-19 in France. After young French people took advantage of the lifting of lockdown and summer months to socialize freely, Covid-19 hospitalizations have risen in large cities like Paris, Bordeaux and… Read More »

India’s richest state was at the center of the second wave. Now, it’s preparing for a third wave

After being the epicenter of a devastating second wave, India’s wealthiest state is already taking steps to prepare for a possible third wave, according to its tourism and environment minister. The western state of Maharashtra, home to India’s financial capital Mumbai, has so far reported more than 5.4 million cases, including over 82,000 deaths from… Read More »

Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

‘It’s Science, Stupid’: A School Subject Emerges as a Hot-Button Political Issue

This story also ran on The BMJ. This story can be republished for free (details). At the top of Dr. Hiral Tipirneni’s to-do list if she wins her congressional race: work with other elected officials to encourage mask mandates and to beef up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. Those choices are backed up by science,… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Vaccine hopes up and it’s vital we’re ready to roll it out

People keep asking me when I think a vaccine against ­coronavirus will be available. It’s the one breakthrough we’re waiting for to get life back to normal. It’s the magic word that puts us in control of the spread of Covid-19, giving us immunity and ensuring the R value would always be under 1. Then… Read More »

Signs that It’s Time for a Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Facility

By Ava Emory, Eckerd Living Center On admission, we often hear the story of the event that made it clear that it was time to transition someone’s mother, father or spouse to a nursing home. Some signs include missing medication or taking them too often, leaving the water or stove on, frequent falls, getting lost… Read More »

It’s Easier Than You Think: How To Reduce Single-use Plastic

Plastic is one of many culprits that is doing more harm than good to our environment and here’s how to reduce single-use plastic. Why does plastic matter when it comes to nourishing our bodies, nutrition, and health? Well, a lot. If functional nutrition has taught me anything as a health professional, it’s that everything is related… Read More »