Strategic National Stockpile Shortages: Whose Fault is it?

Introduction “The reserve was originally named the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile but was renamed during a 2003 restructuring when additional materials were added to the supply. The … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Countries

Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19 Determining mortality rates can be difficult. Some countries tried to test as many citizens as they could. Others, like the United States thus far, have tested only … [Read more...]

Vaping: an Update Concerning Health Effects

Much has happened nationally, beginning in September 2019, pertaining to the concerns about the adverse health effects of electronic delivery systems of nicotine and non-nicotine related chemicals. … [Read more...]

CBD and Medical Marijuana: Is it Safe?

We have all seen the CBD stores opening up near our homes. They are in fact becoming quite prevalent. This creates some interest following the state's allowance for these CBD products in June 2019. As … [Read more...]

Sundays Storms: Office Hours Affected

The storms of yesterday, Sunday, June 9, 2019, left many of us without power. Our office building, at this time, has no power and the exterior doors are dead-bolted closed. As soon as the building is … [Read more...]

The Zika Virus: 2nd Post, Another Look

In Time magazine, the cover story for the week of May 16, 2016, is "The Zika Virus." I have decided to summarize the information for you, in order to provide an update for my first post on this … [Read more...]

Zika Virus is Now in Dallas, Texas

Reports today indicate the Zika virus is now in Dallas, Texas. In this Dallas case, the virus was spread through sexual contact with someone who apparently recently traveled from another country known … [Read more...]

How Long Should I Use a Toothbrush?

I understand many of us do not give much thought to the toothbrush. We have one, we use it, and that is about it. In this relatively short post, my attempt will be to provide some information which is … [Read more...]

Are Root Canals Safe?

Yes, yes, yes! Root canals are safe. Yes I know that rumors are discussed nearby coffee makers and water coolers. I know the Internet has information to the contrary. I would bet you can find two … [Read more...]

Office Hours to Mirror Plano Schools During Inclement Weather

As this post is being written, the temperature is 39 degrees in Plano, Texas, and it is raining. The temperatures are expected to continue falling. We do expect freezing temperatures all night, and … [Read more...]