On October 25th the White House issued a proclamation that will lift flight restrictions from certain countries and on November 8th replace it with a requirement that all non-resident passengers travelling to the United States present proof of vaccination before boarding the aircraft. Although children and adolescents less than 18 years old are exempt, they […]
Updated June 21, 2022 COVID-19 is not rare in children and adolescents. At time of update, it has infected more than 18.5% (13,541,1531) of the young people in the United States. Since even those with mild or asymptomatic disease can spread COVID to others, they are a source of infection for unprotected and vulnerable individuals. […]
Periodic screening for COVID infection is one of many proven ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately it is underutilized.
Updated February 17, 2022 Although the number of new COVID-19 cases in our country is again decreasing after the Omicron peak, hospital and healthcare professionals are still being overwhelmed by the number of COVID patients needing significant care. This is occurring almost entirely in unvaccinated individuals. As of this update 24% of Americans are unvaccinated […]
Published September 29, 2021 Many who do not accept the CDC’s evidence-based recommendations about vaccinations and face masks are turning to other ways to prevent and/or treat COVID infections. Hydroxychloroquine was the first of these. Now it is ivermectin, a drug used to treat certain parasitic infections in the intestines, like pinworms and strongyloides. Like hydroxychloroquine, there are clinical studies assessing the effect of ivermectin on […]
Updated June 20, 2022 As of June 18, 2022, the COVID vaccine is available to anyone 6 months old and older, in the United States for protection against severe COVID disease and death. Many have not taken advantage of this, either by not getting fully vaccinated or not getting vaccinated at all. While 59% of […]
Locate a Collection Site Near You and participate in the National Prescription Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday October 24. Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows […]
Clashing medications can put older adults at risk, but many haven’t had a pharmacist check for safety concerns
University of MichiganNational Poll on Healthy Aging shows only 29% of adults who take five or more prescription drugs have had a comprehensive medication review. Learn more from BeMedWise about Older Adults and Polypharmacy and download Juggling Multiple Medications?
Nothing is more important during a pandemic than ensuring that the public consistently receives accurate information that they can understand. But even government websites designed with the intent to reach people with low literacy levels appear to be falling short of their guidelines for accessible text, according to an August research letter in JAMA Network Open.