The Growing Threat of Humid Heat and the Importance of Monitoring Body Temperature

October 30, 2023

As our planet continues to warm due to climate change, the question of how much heat the human body can endure has never been more pressing. A recent study by Penn State University researchers offers a disquieting new answer. According to their findings, humans may be less heat-resistant than previously believed. This new data highlights […] Read More →

The Significance of Monitoring Temperature: Fever and Hyperthermia During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

October 19, 2023

In the realm of maternal and child health, understanding and monitoring bodily temperatures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding are essential. These phases present unique health considerations that require vigilant attention. Utilizing a reliable and easy to use thermometer, such as Exergen’s Temporal Artery Thermometer, can aid in accurately tracking temperature, enabling timely response to potential […] Read More →

Navigating the Persistent Threat of Long COVID: A Prudent Approach in a Changing Landscape

October 16, 2023

As the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, one particular concern that looms is Long COVID, a condition characterized by lingering symptoms post-infection. Nearly four years since the onset of the pandemic, the virus’s trajectory has seen numerous twists, courtesy of its variants and the global vaccination drive. Yet, as we inch […] Read More →

Rethinking Hospital Expenditures: The Road to Financial Recovery and Enhanced Patient Care

October 13, 2023

In a landscape where the financial health of many hospitals is ailing, a prudent examination of operational costs is not just smart management—it’s an imperative. A recent report by Kaufman Hall revealed a modest uptick in hospital margins in the US, from 0.9% in July to 1.1% in August, hinting at a gradual, albeit nonlinear, […] Read More →

How to avoid a heatstroke?

August 3, 2023

To avoid heatstroke, it’s important to take preventive measures, especially during hot weather or when engaging in activities that can lead to excessive heat exposure. Here are some tips to help prevent heatstroke: Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, throughout the day. Avoid excessive consumption of caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, as they can […] Read More →

Why should hospitals stop using disposables like throwaway thermometer caps?

June 29, 2023

There are still a lot of hospitals that use throwaway thermometer caps. The use of these use-once caps for thermometers should be reduced or eliminated in hospitals and healthcare facilities for several reasons. Here are five reasons why you should switch from throw-away caps to cleaning thermometers between patients:     Environmental impact: Disposable items […] Read More →

How the flu virus hacks our cells

June 6, 2023

A UNIGE team has discovered how the influenza A virus hijacks the mechanism for importing iron into cells to invade its host. Influenza epidemics, caused by influenza A or B viruses, result in acute respiratory infection. They kill half a million people worldwide every year. These viruses can also wreak havoc on animals, as in […] Read More →

Allergies don’t cause a fever but might make you more susceptible to a virus infection

May 30, 2023

Fever is a concern for many people who suffer from seasonal or permanent allergies. Often, they use their thermometer to check their body temperature as soon as they feel congested and ill. Allergies do not cause raised body temperatures or fevers, so people with allergies need not worry too much. A term like ‘hay fever […] Read More →

New research indicates fever may play a role in multiple sclerosis

May 30, 2023

Is multiple sclerosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus? Researchers aren’t sure, but new research suggests there may be a connection. A fever is one of the symptoms of Epstein-Barr infection, especially when it occurs later in life. As an autoimmune disease, MS results from the body’s immune system attacking healthy cells by mistake. According to some […] Read More →

Covid Can Be the Last Pandemic

May 30, 2023

We started this series with a question: What if the next pandemic happens tomorrow. For this newsletter — the final installment in this series — we are exploring the idea of whether it’s possible for Covid to be the last pandemic. It has been a pleasure exploring and debating pandemic preparedness with you over the […] Read More →