Category Archives: Education

Various Interpretations of DNR Can Affect a Loved One’s Care

Patients who are critically ill and potentially dying face overwhelming challenges, including a variety of intense emotions, loss of dignity and helplessness. A study published in the American Journal of Nursing shows that patients who have chosen a “do not resuscitate” (DNR) order may not receive the same patient care as others.1 The difference appears… Read More »

Butter Is Booming

After being vilified for decades, butter is back and booming. Not only has it made a comeback, but sales are soaring, with per capita butter consumption up 24% in the U.S. over the last decade.1 Changes in eating habits due to the pandemic pushed demand for butter even higher in 2020. Dairy cooperative Land O’Lakes… Read More »

Artemisinin From Sweet Wormwood Inhibits SARS-CoV-2

A second antimalarial treatment is now being seriously considered and evaluated for its efficacy against COVID-19. The treatment is made from the plant Artemisia annua, which most people know as Sweet Wormwood. Other names for this plant include Annual Sagewort and Sweet Annie. Research over the past few decades has revealed multiple health benefits from… Read More »

No word yet on when border might reopen

A hard shutdown of the Victoria-NSW border will remain despite the two states recording a combined total of three new locally acquired infections on Monday. There were three more cases of community transmission in Victoria, all of them linked to the Black Rock cafe cluster, while NSW recorded no new cases. But Victoria’s acting Premier… Read More »