COVID-19 Treatment Progress

COVID-19 Treatment Progress

Bren Boston, MD

The scientific world is feverishly working to understand and treat the disease COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019.  The virus that causes this disease is called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).  The SARS-CoV-2 virus uses ACE2 receptors on the surface of cells as an entry route in many of our organs, not just lungs.  The major morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 is due to an acute viral inflammatory pneumonia that evolves to acute respiratory distress syndrome.  The most ...

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Care Disparity in Pediatrics

Care Disparity in Pediatrics

Jennifer Blake Holden

In recent years, some gut-wrenching statistics have been found by clinicians fighting to lessen the gap of racial bias in the healthcare system. By looking at some of the realities, we can widen our perspective and invoke change.  A study on racial bias in pediatrics showed that African American children are 3 times more likely to have to go to the ER due to breathing emergencies related to Asthma compared to non-Hispanic white children. Comparatively, African American children are significantly less likely ...

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Understanding Fibroids and Why They Occur More in Black Women

Understanding Fibroids and Why They Occur More in Black Women

Maggie Ney, ND

Racism is finally being recognized as a public health emergency. Racism has a direct impact on public health. We know that racism affects mental health, causes psychological distress, increases stress levels, increases anger and feelings of rage, exacerbates chronic diseases, increases inflammation, increases  maternal and infant mortality rates, and reduces overall health outcomes and life expectancy.  We know that 7.6 percent of black women have heart disease, compared to 5.8 percent of white women. Black women have a 1 ...

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Racial Bias in Pain Management

Racial Bias in Pain Management

Danél Lombard, MPT, MA

The spotlight on the recent police brutality on black people has urged us all to take a closer look at systemic racism and how our silence and non-action is contributing to this ongoing problem. For far too long white privilege has played an unconscious role in our society. These unconscious forces fuel racism.  As a white physical therapist, I realized that educating myself on how systemic racism plays out in health care, specifically pain management is of ...

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Download our Covid 19 Related E-books!

Download our Covid 19 Related E-books!

Dr. de Mello and his team have complied information on the best supplements, how to reduce anxiety and even shopping and grocery procedures into three e-books. Find them here at the link after you sign up for our newsletter!

https://mailchi.mp/akashanaturals/ebooks

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Cell Phone Addiction, Your Health, and Erectile Dysfunction

Cell Phone Addiction, Your Health, and Erectile Dysfunction

Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Let’s start with the basics guy: Are you Addicted to technology? 

We are all familiar with substance addiction to alcohol and narcotics, but what about the addiction to a specific behavior? Addiction is characterized by the inability to refrain from rewarding experiences consistently. 

Today a great majority of Americans own at least one smartphone designed to make their professional and personal life efficient, entertaining, and easy. Today’s use of phones do, for many, what personal assistants used ...

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Go-To Meditations for this Pandemic Time

Go-To Meditations for this Pandemic Time

By Kevin Kunkel, MA, CMT, CYT, LMFT,

This year’s Men’s Health Month comes amidst the unprecedented stressful times of this pandemic.  Staying healthy both physically and mentally has never been more important, and more challenging.  Social isolation, disrupted routines and exercise regimens, financial losses, unemployment and ruined businesses, fear paranoia and divisive politics, all make it likely that everyone is struggling now more than ever.   While everyone is stressed, and stress is a normal reaction of this crisis, men may be extra ...

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Eating For Your Erections

Eating For Your Erections

Dr. Rachael Ross MD, PhD

Your penis will be happier if you add the snacks listed below into your rotation. We have all spent so much time at home lately, and it’s admittedly hard to stave off cravings. Your time at home means that you likely fall into one of two categories. 1. You have done everything right and look like you have been away at a mega spa for the past two months, or 2. You did the exact opposite ...

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Newsletter: The Five Wishes

Newsletter:  The Five Wishes

Bren Boston, MD

May is Women’s Health Month.  As the emotional conduits for many families, women are well-suited to start some difficult but important conversations within their families about health-related decisions, including how each family member wants to be cared for at the end of life.  For most of us, the dying process will be just that – a process, and not a sudden event.  And while we all are guaranteed to experience the sunset of life, we might all have very different ...

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Does your Autoimmune Disease Increase Risk for COVID-19?

Does your Autoimmune Disease Increase Risk for COVID-19?

Maggie Ney, ND

Many of my patients with an autoimmune disease have asked if it puts them at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 or developing more serious complications if they were to get COVID-19. Other patients worry if their autoimmune disease puts them in the immunocompromised category of individuals that need to take extra precautions. Not all individuals with an autoimmune disease are immunocompromised, however, certain medications used to treat some autoimmune diseases can be immunosuppressive. 

There are several medical terms ...

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