It has been reported that 20% of children are exposed to parent or caregiver intimate partner violence, and this exposure has significant implications for the health of both the survivors and the children. The policies around the COVID-19 pandemic have led to unique circumstances that have enhanced isolation for families and children suffering from … [Read more...]
How Has the Pandemic Affected Intime Partner Violence?
Can Antidepressants Prevent Severe COVID-19?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, physicians and researchers have investigated the factors that predict how well people manage COVID-19 once infected and have looked to the potential effects of existing drugs on COVID-19 severity. A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry highlights the possibility that psychiatric medication may be beneficial … [Read more...]
Can COVID-19 Vaccination Cause Vitiligo?
There is ongoing interest in potential unwanted side effects associated with COVID-19 vaccination. While many of the original theories on adverse events were deemed conspiracy theories, some data are emerging that suggest that COVID-19 vaccination may lead to some unintended health consequences. A new case study published in the journal Cureus … [Read more...]
Is There an Association Between Flu and Parkinson’s Disease?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in the effects of viruses on our health has surged, and new investigations between the association of various viruses and other health ailments have begun. Unlike COVID-19, influenza has been studied for decades. Unfortunately, it is not clear what risks flu infection and flu vaccination may pose for subsequent … [Read more...]
Expanding Telehealth Access – Lessons from Omicron
OPYS Telehealth Blog Series January 6, 2022 Issue No. 2 Anytime you hear or read a healthcare related news story, there seems to be more information about COVID, and the global pandemic that is now approaching the two-year mark. The newest variant gaining traction is called flurona. As you might guess, the term flurona is used when a … [Read more...]