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 could be […]
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 invoke automatic […]
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 […]
Mental health illnesses have become a topic of concern due to the pandemic. But mental health issues existed long before the global outbreak, and they will continue to do so in the future. Unfortunately, most people still don’t know how to detect mental health illnesses in themselves or their friends and family. The lack of […]
One year later after the start of the global pandemic, many are heading away from telehealth visits, and going back to in person doctor visits. There is no question that collecting payments on the payer side and going to the doctor during COVID-19 has become an increasingly complex and disconnected process.
Intermittent fasting is a very popular health trend these days, as more people are concentrating on wellness and boosting their immune systems. But what is it exactly? To understand the physical effects, benefits and types of intermittent fasting, it’s important to recognize how the body naturally stores and uses energy.