FirstCall Medical Center Provides Lifesaving Treatment for COVID-19 Patients in Maryland

FirstCall Medical Center is honored to partner with the State of Maryland to provide BAM/Etesvimab (monoclonal antibodies) for the treatment of high-risk COVID-19 patients. They are proud to be the only private company in Maryland working with the state to offer this lifesaving treatment to their community and their patients.  This treatment is for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk for hospitalization or decompensation. For those who qualify, the medication is free and the …

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Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Every year, about a million people in the US fall victim to accidents like slipping during everyday tasks, as well as muscular injuries. If you live in a particularly cold region, you probably bring out the shovels when the winter months begin. Snow shoveling is a critical reason why some people suffer from chronic illnesses such as a heart attack. Not to mention, it is the precursor to serious injuries. Nevertheless, it’s important to shovel snow, and unless someone else …

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COVID-19 and Flu Differences Patients Should Understand

Flu season is right around the corner and with COVID-19 cases still continuing to rise, health experts are worried about the American people and the healthcare system handling both at the same time. One important aspect of managing flu season and COVID-19 is patients being able to identify the differences between the two illnesses and knowing what the next steps are based on their symptoms. Let’s review some of the most common questions to ensure you have the most accurate …

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Should I Get a Flu Shot this Fall?

The flu comes around each year and each year people are encouraged to get the flu shot, but a surprisingly high number of people fail to get vaccinated. The COVID-19 pandemic has grabbed the attention of nearly every American, but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the flu season that’s quickly approaching. With more places taking precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you may be wondering if getting a flu shot is still necessary, and we’re here to tell …

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Is a Second Wave of COVID-19 Coming?

Many people may be wondering what a second wave of COVID-19 is and what it may look like. Think of the first wave of COVID-19 as the number of coronavirus infections climbing and then falling. The first wave doesn’t appear to have ended in the U.S, since the virus has still not been brought under control, and neither has the cases of coronavirus infection declined substantially. It’s a bumpy situation across the U.S with some states experiencing a decline in …

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COVID-19 and Deferred Care Dangers for Patients

COVID-19 has many people scared and one response to the outbreak of the pandemic and the social distancing requirements involves patients deferring necessary medical care. This is a point of concern because this means that patients’ conditions would likely worsen while they choose to avoid going to the hospital from fear of exposure to COVID-19. Some patients have delayed care for reasons that stem from fear of exposure to the coronavirus to the burden of out-of-pocket costs when jobless. Deferred …

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Different Types of COVID-19 Testing for Patients

COVID-19 testing has developed as the pandemic has continued, with more accurate swab testing and antibody testing available to detect a past infection with the virus. Whether or not you have exhibited symptoms of the virus, getting tested may be on your mind as you prepare to return to your workplace and states begin to reopen. We understand that you may have questions about testing, the different available tests and when to get tested. Learn more about testing and who …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing FAQS

As states and local businesses prepare to reopen, patients may be looking for more information about whether or not they have been exposed to COVID-19. Between the relatively young age of the virus and the high number of positive cases where the patient has not exhibited symptoms, much information is still being researched and determined. By getting tested for COVID-19 antibodies, you will be able to determine if you have developed an immune response against the virus. What is done …

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Why Are Cases of Bronchitis Common During Wintertime?

Bronchitis is something that’s very common in both children and adults. The number of bronchitis cases seems to rise each winter, and then fall again in the spring and summer. It’s no secret that illness is more common in the colder months, but it turns out, the weather isn’t to blame. So what should patients know about Bronchitis? What are some other ways in which  What Causes Bronchitis? Bronchitis is most commonly caused by a common upper respiratory infection, such …

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Main COVID-19 Symptoms to Watch for in 2020

Coronavirus has been declared a national emergency here in the US and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. It’s safe to say that this virus has grown into something that’s affecting high numbers of people. Some countries are completely locked down, while others are still trying to control the spread before it gets to that point. The US is one of those countries trying to slow the spread without a total lockdown. One of the most important aspects …

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