Singing My Dad Back to Me

As Alzheimer’s disease lowers its veil over my father, one of the few ways to penetrate through his fog is music. Luckily, he prepared for that decades ago by encouraging my love of singing. As a child, I was classically trained as an opera singer. My career took me in the direction of words rather…

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Approved JAK inhibitor baricitinib shows promise against cytokine storm in COVID-19 clinical study

A clinical study involving 601 patients in Italy and Spain suggests that the JAK inhibitor drug baricitinib may enhance survival rates of patients with severe COVID-19, primarily by blunting the runaway immune inflammation known as “cytokine storm.” While the authors are careful to note that their study was not a fully randomized trial with a…

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Media alert: Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., to address American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020

DALLAS, Nov. 13, 2020 – Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., the top infectious disease expert in the U.S., will present at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. His recorded remarks, titled, “COVID-19: Public Health and Scientific Challenges,” is a keynote presentation featured on Tuesday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m. Central Time/11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The…

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