A Biomarker Can Predict Lethality Early Enough to Act

Two patients of, same age, same gender, same health conditions can have two different outcomes, especially with COVID-19. What tests could be given to determine which one is in more danger of death or recovery? To date, there are not … Continue reading

We Expected a Downward Shift in Life Expectancy Due to the Pandemic, Right?

Yes, the pandemic lowered the life expectancy in the United States. The latest Human Mortality Database (https://www.mortality.org/) shows a decrease in life expectancy of nearly two years for those born in 2020. https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1343 shows a good graphic of the decline … Continue reading

Medicine or Lifestyle to Live Longer with Diabetes

Ten percent of Americans have type 2 diabetes. How serious is type 2 diabetes?https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/40/3/338#:~:text=There%20were%2040%2C286%20deaths%20among,years)%20(Table%202) A little over 42 people out of one thousand die because of type 2 diabetes. A person without diabetes would expect to be in a group … Continue reading

Routine Blood Test Predicts Mortality of Coronavirus

The standard Complete Blood Count (CBC) blood test that many of us get routinely can predict the severity and mortality of certain diseases, COVID-19 being one of them. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count CBC Blood Test One of the tests performed when a patient … Continue reading

How Bad is it in Texas, Really?

Texas has been honored to have COVID-19 new case record-setting days, sometimes in a row. One might believe that everyone testing positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus was going to die. That is the impression many have. What is reality? According … Continue reading

Possible Cure for COVID-19 Has Some Success

Why is there so much skepticism when a drug used ‘off label’ to treat COVID-19 appears to have some success? I watched a video recently with Dr. Richard Bartlett who has had success using Budesonide in a nebulizer machine to … Continue reading

Hydroxychloroquine Effectively Counters COVID-19 – Fact or Fiction?

Hydroxychloroquine (HC) has been used over 65 years with billions of doses administered. All prescription medicines have side effects – some more severe than others. The side effects of HC are listed as headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach … Continue reading

Coffee – Any Real Health Value?

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine explored coffee and its relationship to mortality. Coffee drinkers compared to non-coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death from all sources. One cup/day to six or more cups/day yielded … Continue reading