Strokes are common and can lead to significant disability or death. Ischemic strokes that involve blockages in blood flow in the brain due to plaques or clots account for nearly 90% of all strokes in the U.S. It has long been recognized that suffering one stroke significantly increases one’s risk for having another stroke in the future when the … [Read more...]
New Guidelines For Preventing Recurrent Stroke
Are Pregnant Women Willing to get Vaccinated for COVID-19?
When the COVID-19 vaccinations were first authorized for emergency use, there was significant debate around whether pregnant women should receive the vaccines. With a lack of adequate data, it was difficult for physicians to advise that pregnant women pursue vaccination. With initial data suggesting that the vaccine was not leading to any serious … [Read more...]
New Data on Insulin in Human Milk
There is a lot of pressure on women who have recently given birth to breastfeed their infants rather than to rely on baby formula. The view that human milk is superior to formula comes from a plethora of data that show the specific benefits of breastmilk over formula, particularly in certain areas like immunity. Insulin is one factor that has … [Read more...]
What is the Real Role of Smell and Taste in COVID-19 Diagnosis?
Loss of taste and smell has been considered a hallmark of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic about a year and a half ago. However, new data published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery suggests that these symptoms may not represent valid markers for infection with the virus. To determine the power of smell and taste … [Read more...]