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Mental Health: The Facts

Mental Health is defined as one’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and it is expressed by one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings (mentalhealth.gov, 2017). In recent years there has been much advancement in how society perceives mental health, slowly removing the stigma often associated with those dealing with mental and behavioral health issues. Treatments for mental […]

Andexanet Alfa – High-value health care through a new reversal agent for Factor Xa Inhibitors

Earlier this month, the FDA approved a biologic agent known as Andexanet alfa (Andexxa), manufactured by Portola, indicated for the reversal of anticoagulation from factor Xa inhibitors, specifically apixaban (Eliquis) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto). This represents a major advancement in the treatment of hospitalized patients facing life-threatening bleeding. Patients can be on factor Xa inhibitors for […]

Maggots, Honey, Ketosis

Health care innovation can be one of the most exciting things in the world. There is little more thrilling and touching than seeing lives saved, or seeing disabilities reduced in a life changing way. There are so many amazing advances in health care. Technology and robotics has given people back limbs and improved surgery to […]

Vaccines: Social media vs. Science

Before lifesaving vaccines existed, thousands of infants, children and even adults died from diseases such as whooping cough, polio, measles, etc.  Vaccines not only protect the individual receiving the vaccine from the disease but also serve to prevent the spread of disease within a population. For instance, before the measles vaccination existed there were approximately […]