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Telehealth’s Missing Link: In the Rush to Implement Virtual Care, What Did CMS Leave Out?

By RAY CONSTANTINI, MD Imagine three months from now when the predicted ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 is expected to resurge and we’re still without a vaccine. Telehealth has become the entry-point to care, widely adopted by patients both young and old. Now, when an elderly diabetic patient wakes up in the middle of the night… Read More »

Link between obesity and sleep loss

Can staying up late make you fat? A growing body of research has suggested that poor sleep quality is linked to an increased risk of obesity by deregulating appetite, which in turn leads to more calorie consumption. But a new study published this week in PLOS Biology found that the direction of this reaction might… Read More »

Researchers discover crucial ‘,missing link’ between breathing and cardiovascular systems

A team of researchers from Macquarie University have found a crucial missing link between the parts of the brain that control breathing and those that control the cardiovascular system. The discovery provides clues to how life-threatening conditions such as hypertension develop and may ultimately lead to more effective treatments. The study, conducted jointly with researchers… Read More »

The dangerous link between smoking and hearing loss

Smoking is a well-established risk factor for hearing loss. Studies have shown that time and again exposure to cigarette smoke–whether directly, secondhand, or even in utero–can have a big impact on a person’s hearing health. Smoking can contribute to poor health, including hearing loss. For example, Reuters News reported last year that smokers were 60 percent more likely… Read More »

New study shows link between second-hand smoke and cardiac arrhythmia

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart’s electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, that can predict cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, a new study from UC Davis Health researchers shows. The authors believe the study, conducted in mice, suggests that second-hand smoke exposure alters cells that regulate… Read More »