Welcome to the November newsletter. This newsletter aims to provide information and analysis of timely topics from recent articles published in the medical literature. I hope you find this information useful and helpful in your health journey. If you have comments or questions, please let us know. I hope you enjoy these articles!
We continue to have a large number of circulating viruses. My most recent weekly update of circulating viruses shows a small regression in RSV and adenovirus. Covid has been trending down but I have seen a few cases in my practice over the past 2 weeks after not seeing a case for over a month. The biggest note is that two strains of influenza A have gone up a lot over the past 2 weeks. We are not getting hit as hard here in the Midwest as in the South, but it is certainly trending upward. The early flu season I anticipated is happening. We still have plenty of flu vaccine for anyone who would like to get one. Speaking of the flu vaccine, there is an interesting link between the flu vaccine and dementia that is discussed in the second article. Keep your immune system strong with good nutrition, exercise, sleep, and vitamins D and C. I also carry a supplement called Virucid which is great at knocking down viral infections at their onset. You may want to keep some in your medicine cabinet at home and keep it handy at work as well.