In recent weeks, our lives have changed in ways we may never have imagined. One thing that has also changed in a way that is potentially even more beneficial right now - and going forward - is access to patient health care through expanded telemedicine capabilities.
I’ve posted before regarding the Coronavirus, but wanted to address some questions I am getting from my MS patients who are taking medications that suppress their immune system and what is their risk and what should they do?
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared the rapidly spreading Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, acknowledging what has seemed clear for some time — the virus will likely spread to all countries on the globe. And, as we heard during the recent presidential address, the news at home is not good.
I wonder if everyone struggles with self-care as much as I do. Life is so hectic and there never seems to be a free minute to add one more thing to the list. We know that time is the problem. We are wired to always be doing the next thing…and that we can never do enough although it appears this is our “existential quest.” But in the process, how can we ever be compassionate to ourselves?
According to a recent report, the rates of early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) now affects a growing number of younger, commercially insured Americans.
We are halfway through one of the deadliest flu seasons in the last decade and yet few of us seemed to notice or care. We paid very little attention to the risks and took almost no special precautions. The flu vaccine was a complete failure, but no one is doing much talking about that either. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that from October 2019 through February 22, 2020 there have been 35 million cases of seasonal influenza, with 300,000 hospitalizations and approximately 30,000 deaths.
We know – it’s impossible to pick up a newspaper, watch the news or check our social media without the latest updates regarding the current coronavirus situation in this country and around the world.