What is ECMO and can it save severe COVID-19 Patients?

July 22, 2020

ECMO is the little known, hail Mary option to save patient when a ventilator doesn’t work ECMO stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and is used when a ventilator can no long keep a patient alive. It works by either bypassing the heart or lungs and artificially oxygenates blood, then pushes this oxygen rich blood back into the body. But why do we need to use ECMO and why do ventilators…

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Instagram Wellness and the Spread of Misinformation

July 20, 2020

Amid a pandemic, influencers are capitalizing on fears and unknowns to spread misinformation to their followers If you’ve spent any time on social media and especially on Instagram, you would’ve almost certainly stumbled across wellness accounts, that often boast about healthy eating, healthy life and a healthy wallet. While often harmless, these types of accounts can shift into dangerous territory as they offer healthy, natural remedies as a way to…

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Common COVID Myths Debunked

July 18, 2020

With so much information being circulated daily, it’s easy to fall victim to one of these myths Masks are Only for Symptomatic PeopleFalse! According to Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, more than half of COVID-19 cases are made up of people showing mild or no symptoms at all. These “silent-spreaders” are responsible for the majority of transmissions of the disease and can sustain outbreaks even if all symptomatic people were immediately isolated,…

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