Science Behind COVID and Diet-Related Disease Largely Overlooked by U.S.

Science Behind COVID and Diet-Related Disease Largely Overlooked by U.S.

Nations outside of the United States are working to tackle what science has repeatedly shown: there is a link between life-style related disease and the risk of COVID-19 and resulting complications. Meanwhile, the U.S. government and health officials keep the COVID conversation fueled surrounding vaccine mandates and mask enforcement, with little to no mention of […]

Kaiser Foundation Pegs Cost of Hospitalization for Unvaccinated People at $5.7 Billion

Kaiser Foundation Pegs Cost of Hospitalization for Unvaccinated People at $5.7 Billion

Opinion | An analysis recently published by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) of San Francisco, California found that hospitalizations for COVID-19 symptoms among unvaccinated adults in the United States during June-August 2021 cost an estimated $5.7 billion, or an average of $20,000 per hospitalization. According to the KFF analysis, reportedly based on data from the […]

New CDC Data Shows 94 Percent of COVID-19 Death Cases Had Underlying Poor Health Conditions

New CDC Data Shows 94 Percent of COVID-19 Death Cases Had Underlying Poor Health Conditions

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Sept. 2 weekly update on COVID-19 mortality in the U.S., which is published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), reported 170,566 deaths “involving COVID-19” that occurred between Feb. 1, 2020 and Aug. 29, 2020.1 During the same time period there were 1,841,678 deaths from […]

Overweight, Obese Patients Among Highest Number of Hospitalized Coronavirus Patients

Researchers are finding a new trend in who’s being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19. They say people who are overweight or obese make up a high a number of those patients. They’re some of the sickest COVID-19 patients Dr. Diego Maldonado sees at Cleveland Clinic. Around 40 percent of them are obese, which is a […]

Public Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine Faces Many Hurdles

Public Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine Faces Many Hurdles

Story Highlights Even before a vaccine against COVID-19 has been introduced to the public in the U.S., expectations for it are low. Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that a COVID-19 vaccine is not expected to be either long-lasting or more than 50 to 60 percent effective. Citing experience with other vaccines, a COVID-19 vaccine is not […]

U.S. Southeast and Rural Areas Have More Severe COVID-19 Tied to Chronic Illness

U.S. Southeast and Rural Areas Have More Severe COVID-19 Tied to Chronic Illness

Story Highlights Certain co-existing health problems like obesity and diabetes and lung, heart and kidney disease have been associated with increased risk for severe symptoms and death from COVID-19. A recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported that underlying conditions contributing to greater risk for severe COVID-19 disease are more prevalent in the southeast […]

COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients and Underlying Chronic Disease

COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients and Underlying Chronic Disease

Story Highlights Recent research shows that most hospitalized COVID-19 patients had one or more chronic poor health conditions, such as obesity, hypertension and heart and lung disease. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, making the U.S. population susceptible to more severe COVID-19 infections. Good nutrition helps reduce […]

Malnutrition in America

Malnutrition in America

Opinion | While the news is full of stories of malnutrition elsewhere in the world, many people don’t realize that malnutrition is a problem in the United States, as well. Malnutrition is the condition that develops when the body is deprived of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function.1 […]

Half of America’s Kids Suffer from Chronic Illness and It’s Getting Worse

Half of America’s Kids Suffer from Chronic Illness and It’s Getting Worse

It is hard to imagine a country where half of the children born will be diagnosed with autism. Yet, that is the scenario that senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) thinks the United States may face in 2025. I wrote about this in my last article in The […]