Posts byKris G. Hargraves

Why you should care about the Zika virus epidemic

Paralysis. Pregnancy complications. Possible sexual transmission. These are just some of the headlines surrounding the Zika virus. While not commonly associated with death, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) declared the mosquito-borne illness an “international public health emergency” this month due to a surge in neurological disorders associated with viral infection. The W.H.O. predicts nearly four

Summer of drugs: Addyi and female sexual health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved three medications this summer that represent medical breakthroughs in the treatment of heart disease and sexual desire. Alirocumab and evolocumab are the first in an entirely new class of injectable cholesterol lowering medications known as PCSK9 inhibitors while flibanserin—also known as “Addyi”—is the first FDA approved treatment