The Surprising Connection Between Oral Health and COVID-19

Jennifer E. Engen

By Dr. Leonard Weiss, Chief Dental Officer, UnitedHealthcare While many people are likely aware of the most common risk factors associated with complications from COVID-19, including diabetes or high blood pressure, a surprising connection has emerged with dental health. In fact, a recent study found that people with gum disease who become infected […]

Spirituality and Medicine: A Surprising Pairing

Jennifer E. Engen

Ben Frush, MD, was 3 years into medical school at the University of North Carolina when conversations with mentors about the intersection of theology and medical practice left him wanting more. Frush, a Christian, determined that he needed more time and space to think about how his beliefs shaped him […]