immunocompromised

What Does It Mean to Be Immunocompromised?

Immunocompromised individuals are potentially at a higher risk for severe illness from the coronavirus, or COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We’re here to help — here is some general information about what it means to be immunocompromised, and how you can protect yourself. This information is specific to people who are … Continued

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June is Men's Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month – Get Involved!

June is Men’s Health Month. On average, men die five years younger than women, and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 causes of death. Men are also less likely than women to be insured. All of this impacts their ability to be involved fathers, supportive partners, and engaged community members. There are quite a few things you can … Continued

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Heart Attack

Do Not Delay Urgent Medical Care Due To The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Many physicians have noticed a startling decrease in patients coming in for serious non-COVID issues, such as heart attack and stroke. Some drop-in ER volumes is completely understandable. For example, “stay at home” mandates mean fewer cars on the roads, and thus fewer car accidents. However, there is a concern that many patients are choosing to stay … Continued

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Non-covid doctor's visits

Which Non-Covid Doctor’s Visits Should You Make, Keep, Postpone or do by Telemedicine

In late March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that non-emergency medical providers delay routine or elective visits from patients to preserve protective equipment such as masks and to mitigate the risk of spreading covid-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. But there’s a gap between what’s elective and what’s not, with fear and … Continued

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Keeping your mind healthy and active

Tips For Keeping Your Mind Healthy And Active In The Time Of The Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has brought sweeping changes to many of our daily routines and social interactions. It’s important to remember that the emotions you feel during this time are normal, and it’s OK to have them. It can also be valuable to work towards a plan, centered around self-care, that will allow you to address … Continued

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Antibody Test

Could a simple blood test for COVID-19 antibodies help reopen the economy?

With a White House increasingly anxious to get the economy in gear and an approved vaccine for the novel coronavirus still months away at best, public health officials are hoping that tens of millions of Americans will have access to a simple blood test that can identify recovered patients who’ve developed some kind of immune response to the virus. The … Continued

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