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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Can Strep Throat Also Cause a Bacterial Infection?

Most people are familiar with strep throat, but did you know that this common infection can actually lead to other infections? It’s true, your strep throat could quickly become a bigger problem if it isn’t treated quickly! Strep throat is most commonly seen in young children, but it can affect people of all ages. Now it’s time to answer the big question – how can one bacterial infection turn into something else?!  Understanding Strep Throat Strep throat by itself is …

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How Are Healthcare Providers Evaluating the Coronavirus?

Coronavirus has been the biggest topic of discussion in recent weeks after an outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. China has seen a large number of cases with hospitalizations and deaths. Any time an outbreak of this magnitude happens, people around the globe become nervous. To help put your mind at ease, let’s discuss what healthcare providers are doing to evaluate the coronavirus.  Healthcare Guidelines for coronavirus Healthcare providers have been alerted through the CDC to recognize the early warning …

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Hygiene and Wellness Skills for Wintertime

Wintertime is more commonly known as cold and flu season and, as we all know, the cold and flu are something that’s best to avoid! Avoiding illness during the wintertime depends on having good hygiene and wellness skills through the wintertime and the rest of the year. In addition to washing your hands regularly, practice these hygiene and wellness skills to stay healthy and happy this winter!  Keep Your Distance Keeping your distance during the wintertime means two things. First, …

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Is STD Testing Safe for Patients?

STD testing is an important topic that doesn’t get enough attention. Many people shy away from the subject out of embarrassment or fear of being judged, but there is no judgement here! You may be wondering if STD testing is safe and how it works. If so, you’ve come to the right place!  What Are STDs? STDs are sexually transmitted diseases that spread from one person to another through sexual contact. That can mean contact anally, vaginally, or orally. The …

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Sads in the winter

How to Deal with SADS

It’s that time of year when the seasons are changing. Except, your mood may change too. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that results from the change of seasons. The wintertime is when it is most prevalent due to gloomy weather and reduced sunlight. Several factors contribute to SAD, such as age, gender, and location. Studies find that women and young adults are more likely to be diagnosed with SAD. Also, those further away from the equator …

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