Thursday , October 22 2020

COVID-19

Seniors and COVID-19

Seniors and COVID-19

As with the flu or other infections, COVID-19 is particularly challenging for the elderly patient population. Those over the age of 60 are having more difficulty fighting the viral infection and many are facing life-threatening symptoms. As with influenza, the risk of breathing dysfunction and pneumonia are what’s causing the …

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Types of COVID-19 Testing: What You Need to Know

Types of COVID-19 Testing

Quick Care Med Urgent Care COVID-19 is an RNA virus, which is the genetic code of the virus. RNA is an unstable molecule that can replicate and mutate quickly depending on their need to survive, and they spread rapidly from person to person. Antibodies can inhibit these actions in RNA …

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UPDATE: Prostate Cancer and COVID-19

Prostate Cancer and COVID-19

Prostate Screening Has Been Impacted by COVID-19 According to a July 2020 article* published in the journal Nature, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is advising against routine prostate cancer (PC) screening, including prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing and digital rectal examination (DRE), for all asymptomatic individuals until the pandemic …

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Cancer Research Continues to Provide Hope Even in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis

Cancer Research

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently held its annual scientific meeting in a three-day virtual event. One of the major topics addressed at the meeting was the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on cancer patients. As one might expect, ASCO reported, “In patients with cancer and COVID-19, …

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Masks and Hearing Aids

Masks and Hearing Aids

The Covid-19 pandemic not only poses a health risk for our entire population, it also increases the risk of losing hearing aids for those of us who wear masks. Wearing a mask with behind the ear hearing aids certainly poses a new challenge. The removal of the mask can dislodge …

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Pacifica Senior Living: Dedicated to The Safety of Their Communities

Pacifica Senior Living

From balance issues, diminished eyesight, arthritis, immobility, to cognitive decline, some conditions make it high-risk and unsafe for seniors living on their own. Trips, slips, and falls from household items like extension cords, bulky area rugs, slippery bathtubs, ladders, and uneven flooring, are often what cause so many seniors to …

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Cannabis & Coronavirus

Cannabis & Coronavirus

Covid-19 has slowly spread its way into the lives of almost every person starting with financial distress and ending in the constant fear of carrying on with everyone’s daily routine. These strange times have called for unorthodox measures to be taken in order to flatten the curve of the spread …

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Reopening the State: How to Stay Healthy!

Reopening the State: How to Stay Healthy!

Quick Care Med Urgent Care We’re starting to see a lot more interaction and activity, such as crowded beaches and businesses reopening. This is great for our economy, but we need to remember that the coronavirus is still lingering out there, and the experts expect it to have a second …

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COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON COVID-19

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON COVID-19

Is Coronavirus a hoax? With so much information in the news, it can be hard to know who or what to believe. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that commonly cause respiratory infections. COVID-19, is a new strain in the coronavirus family, causing illness in many parts of the world. …

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Telehealth Is Helping Protect Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Crisis

Telehealth Is Helping Protect Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Crisis

In March, 2020, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) launched telehealth services across all FCS sites statewide, allowing patients continued and convenient access to care, while mitigating the impact and spread of COVID-19. Since the implementation of telehealth, thousands of patients have taken advantage of the service and have …

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