Archive for May, 2020

What Is The New Normal – The Covid-19 Adjusted Life?

Friday, May 29th, 2020 |

  The most predictable quality of this new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic is that it is altogether unpredictable. Cases may spike in next month, they may dissipate all together, or they may ascend again in the fall. The exact science of today’s new threat is being developed as we speak. What is clear is […]

Do You Have These Risk Factors?

Friday, May 22nd, 2020 |

  For the entire world, what are leading risk factors for death? And, do YOU possess any of these risk factors? Such questions are both intriguing and relevant. After all, hypertension becomes much more compelling when it is YOUR diagnosis. First, two caveats about this chart:   Risk factors maybe behaviors, microorganisms, genetic predispositions, socioeconomic […]

When Does a COVID-19 Infected Person Become a Danger to Others?

Friday, May 15th, 2020 |

  When does a COVID-19 infected person become a danger to others? This question has profound implications, both for prevention of the disease and for the lifestyles of everyone involved. And, the logic of the answers is relevant to a large number of other infectious diseases, like influenza, measles, chickenpox, and the common cold.   […]

Love, INMED, and International Medicine

Friday, May 8th, 2020 |

  The convergence of great loves: new husband and wife, medicine and saving lives, culture and travel. Kyle Crooker has experienced all three, and at the same time! A final year medical student at Kansas University Medical Center, Kyle traveled to Lima, Peru, to complete the final service-learning clinical requirement to qualify for the INMED […]

Covid-19’s Unknown Mysteries And You

Friday, May 1st, 2020 |

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many critical scientific questions remain. In spite of diligent and intelligent attention, we still do not know for sure:   Whether antibodies following infection are protective against recurrent infection Why elderly people are so much more vulnerable than are children What symptoms and signs are the best predictors of actual […]