The Exchange

Commentary and Observations from
the Medical Front Lines

Susan M. Tiso, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Susan M. Tiso, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

  • Clinical Professor
  • Director
  • Master of Science/Nurse Practitioner Programs
  • Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Irvine, California
Coronavirus Update: Transmission – What Do We Know?

Coronavirus Update: Transmission – What Do We Know?

On January 30, 2020, the first confirmed case of person-to-person 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) transmission was reported in the United States. Also on January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern; the US Health and Human Services Secretary declared a public health emergency for the United States as well, in an effort to assist the US healthcare communit... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Infectious Diseases, Public Health

Coronavirus Update: Thoughts on Its Origin

Coronavirus Update: Thoughts on Its Origin

We've known for years that influenza virus occurs in both humans and animals—including swine and birds—and... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Infectious Diseases, Public Health

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

If you think about how humans have been eating for centuries, it has likely included some "natural" intermittent fasting. For examp... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic, Miscellaneous, Preventive Medicine, Public Health

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Circadian Rhythms and Metabolic Syndrome

As researchers explore the complex relationship of circadian rhythm and metabolic syndrome, they are searching for root causes and best treatment approaches Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic, Miscellaneous, Preventive Medicine, Public Health

Beware: The “Ankle-biter” Mosquitoes

Beware: The “Ankle-biter” Mosquitoes

It's the end of summer and the mosquitoes are biting. Two invasive (non-native) mosquito species have been identified in California and other parts of the Un... Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Public Health

What’s the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?

What’s the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?

I see patients with acute illnesses in urgent care every week, and many have fever and anorexia, and are a bit dehydrated. As part of the management plan, I... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Public Health

Do Meal Times Affect Weight Control?

Do Meal Times Affect Weight Control?

In 2009, researchers at Northwestern University conducted a study on mice and timed feeding, later publishing their research in Obesity. For 6 weeks... Continue Reading

Filed under: Preventive Medicine, Public Health

Are Chemicals Making Us Fat?

Are Chemicals Making Us Fat?

Holistic health proponents are advocating to get rid of our so-common use of plastics for environmental as well as health reasons. For example, did you ever... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic, Preventive Medicine

It’s a Digital World: Screen Time Recommendations for Children

It’s a Digital World: Screen Time Recommendations for Children

We definitely live in a different day and age than when I was a child… As children, my siblings and I just opened the door and went outside to play all day... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Preventive Medicine, Public Health

Using Policy to Impact HPV Vaccine Rates

Using Policy to Impact HPV Vaccine Rates

For more than 10 years we have had a safe and effective vaccine that can prevent several types of cancer. I understand the reluctance to accept a vaccine whe... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Women's Health

Super Bowl and Food Recovery

Super Bowl and Food Recovery

Super Bowl Sunday is reportedly one of the biggest eating days of the year, behind Thanksgiving. There were lots of parties and celebrations this week, which... Continue Reading

Filed under: Preventive Medicine, Public Health

Here We Go Again: Measles in Seattle This Time

Here We Go Again: Measles in Seattle This Time

As of January 31, 2019, there were 42 confirmed cases of measles in the Pacific Northwest. This includes 41 cases in Clark County, the epicenter for the outb... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine

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