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?
Do Antipsychotics Increase the Risk of Dying from COVID-19?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been widely recognized that older people and those with pre-existing conditions are at heightened risk for severe illness and death compared to their younger, healthier counterparts. However, when considering pre-existing conditions, much of the focus is on diseases associated with being overweight, such as … [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...]
What are the Data on Ivermectin for COVID-19?
Ivermectin, a medication that has long been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) to fight parasites and treat worm infections, has been a topic of controversy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some experts have argued that public messages about ivermectin could lead people to use ivermectin that is … [Read more...]