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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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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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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