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...]
Broadband Access – Essential For Telehealth
OPYS Telehealth Blog Series March 8, 2022 Issue No. 3 Broadband access is the foundation of telehealth and virtual healthcare services. Without it, your program is like a like a sandcastle, built in the sand, that can be easily washed away by the ocean. When a patient is trying to access virtual healthcare, spotty or inadequate broadband speeds … [Read more...]