I was curious to see what the COVID-19 vaccination rate and also the absolute number of vaccinated people ranked by state in the United States. Unfortunately, the states with the lowest rates are in the south, Missippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Wyoming, and Louisiana at the bottom 5. This may be due to access, education, politics, and mistrust. All of the New England states are in the top 7, and the only reason they AREN’T the top 6 is because Maryland is #6! They edged out New Hampshire by just a little. Again, access, education, politics, trust.
The main topic of the day was dysfunctional uterine bleeding. It’s a very important topic because the prevalence in the United States is somewhere between 10-30%. To me, this means there’s something about our lifestyles that is promoting this. I do note that I seem to see a lot of women in my practice with the condition. There are various causes and sometimes the cause is unknown, but there are lots of things to try, both biomedical and natural.