One of the most significant components of the personal care industry is “clean beauty,” but it’s also one of the most misunderstood. The term “clean beauty,” like the term “natural,” isn’t defined by the FDA, thus there aren’t any production standards or transparency to inform buyers whether an item is “clean” or not. Clean cosmetic […]
80% of all patients with end-stage renal disease are seniors. 70% of those must undergo regular dialysis. As more and more seniors enter nursing homes, kidney failure is a growing crisis. Nursing homes must find a way to provide dialysis to a rapidly growing population, without putting vulnerable residents at further risk.
The future of healthcare is all around us. The rise of technology and devices has created a market for virtual medical care, and telehealth and telemedicine are becoming the new norm. Telehealth is a $20+ billion industry that is expected to reach $186.5 billion by 2026. 90% of physicians have experience with […]
Vaccine confidence in America has reached a plateau. In order for the country to achieve herd immunity (70 to 85% of people vaccinated), between 10 and 15% of the population needs to change their mind about the shot. Without that change, coronavirus could remain a problem in the US for years to come.
As of May 2021, nearly 50% of American adults have been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, but the risks continue. We need to get 70-85% of the population vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity. From December to March, hesitancy about receiving the vaccine fell by half; many people admitted that they […]
The COVID pandemic of 2020 affected every aspect of our lives, even down to our personal time on the porcelain throne with the greatest toilet paper shortage in modern times. One of the most affected areas of life, however, was in the way we manage healthcare. In many ways, healthcare has come to […]
The heart is at the core of your circulatory system. It is responsible for pumping blood in your body through the arteries and veins. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally, taking about 17.9 million lives every year.
It is so difficult to take care of yourself even when life is “normal”. During this pandemic, some of the shortcomings of our healthcare system have come to light. One of these shortcomings is the difficulty of having specific health-related questions answered from a credible source. There is a solution to this and several other […]
During the months when weather conditions are good for outside activities, people spend more time in the great outdoors. Spending time in nature can be great for not only our bodies but can also be good for our minds.
COVID-19 exposed many flaws in American society. Nowhere is that more true than nursing homes, where 36% of coronavirus deaths took place. Many factors contributed to these deaths. For one, healthy residents were forced to share rooms with those who had tested positive, leading to increased transmission. Banning family visits was not enough to protect […]