Antibody Testing

How Antibody Testing Can Help Us Fight COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the first antibody test for COVID-19 on Thursday. The approval comes as a number of academic laboratories and medical companies are developing blood tests to help identify people who have contracted SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These tests could potentially identify those with immunity to the … Continued

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Surgical masks

Where Are All the Masks?

As the health care system strains to accommodate the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus outbreak, many medical professionals on the front lines do not have adequate protection. Some are reusing masks and gloves. Without proper covering, every new visit might prove fatal, especially for older physicians and their families. And already, dozens of health care workers across … Continued

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Coronavirus mask

Can wearing a face mask protect you from the new coronavirus?

Can wearing a face mask protect you against the new coronavirus? If it’s a regular face mask and not surgical grade, the answer is no, Dr. Bruce Eisenberg, M.D. F.A.C.P., a primary care specialist at The Medical Group of South Florida in Jupiter. Surgical grade masks and more specialized mask, known as an N95 respirator, … Continued

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Telemedicine

Telemedicine during COVID-19: Benefits, limitations, adaptation

As the COVID-19 virus wreaks havoc with the healthcare system, telemedicine is stepping up into the spotlight and helping healthcare provider organizations and caregivers better respond to the needs of Americans who have contracted the virus and Americans who need to touch base with their providers on the status of their health. Telemedicine is making … Continued

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Quarantine & Isolation

Coronavirus, Social Distancing and Self Quarantine

Now that the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness it causes, are spreading among communities in the United States and other countries, phrases such as “social distancing,” “self-quarantine” and “flattening the curve” are showing up in the media. What do they mean, and how might they apply to you, your family and your community? What … Continued

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COVID-19: Addressing the Infodemic

COVID-19: Addressing the Infodemic

Fear plays a significant role in pandemics, but it doesn’t have to. Let’s discuss the reaction to COVID-19, which is now being referred to as an “infodemic,” and how we can better understand it. What is an infodemic? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an infodemic as “an overabundance of information — some accurate and some not — that makes it hard for … Continued

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