Tag Archives: Safer

COVID-19 highlights need for more efficient and safer hospital communications

COVID-19 has put a focus on the need for a more expedient and safer way for hospital staff to talk to one another, according to executives for Vocera, which provides hands-free communications technology. A Vocera wearable badge can be worn under personal protection equipment. Caregivers don’t have to leave a room and remove their PPE… Read More »

When lockdown is not actually safer: Intimate partner violence during COVID-19

The first thing that came to mind when I heard about COVID restrictions and mitigation strategies was how exceptionally dangerous this time could be for women living with abusive partners. “Self-isolate,” “stay at home,” “practice social distancing,” and “recession” are all words likely to be terrifying to many women who are living with intimate partner… Read More »

Bioidentical Hormones: Are They Safer?

Are bioidentical or natural hormones safer and more effective than hormones used in traditional hormone therapy for menopause symptoms? Answer From Tatnai Burnett, M.D. No, they aren’t. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several medical specialty groups, the hormones marketed as “bioidentical” and “natural” aren’t safer than hormones used in traditional hormone… Read More »

Is Elizabeth Warren looking for safer ground in health care? – The Washington Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been mostly sure-footed in her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. One exception is health care. On Friday, she issued another proposal to go along with her support for Medicare-for-all, a step that appeared designed to put her into a safer place politically. Warren’s progression on health care through the… Read More »

Vaping Weed Safer than Smoking Cigs

— As rational, health-conscious men, we should avoid behaviors that likely will cause harm even under the best of circumstances. Certain sports and physical activities may cause harm, but with proper training and equipment, these risks can be minimized if not completely eliminated. Smoking, on the other hand, is detrimental to our health. At least,… Read More »