Clinical Update 2020: Antipsychotic Medications and Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Given the number of younger women using atypical antipsychotic medications, there is an urgent need for more accurate data regarding the reproductive safety of these medications. One important question is whether these newer antipsychotic medications, which have been associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes, may increase the risk of gestational diabetes… Read More »

How much can stress raise blood pressure

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress. Along with these ways to reduce stress, add in a healthy lifestyle — maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, regular exercise, and a diet… Read More »

A Visual Diary of a Flight

This account is anecdotal, and is not necessarily representative of what other air travelers have experienced. Still, it may be helpful to see how certain security and passenger protocols have changed — including the use of masks, protective panels and social-distancing measures — amid the coronavirus pandemic. Much of what I experienced felt both ordinary… Read More »