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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First COVID-19 Vaccine Stimulates Antibodies

July 16, 2020

For the first time, a COVID-19 vaccine trial has confirmed the body produces antibodies against the virus As more than a hundred teams around the world work to produce a viable vaccine to fight against the new coronavirus, one trial that has gone through the peer-review process has confirmed that recipients of the vaccine produced antibodies against the virus. This is extremely significant as many other trials that show promise…

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Can Headaches be a Coronavirus Symptom?

July 15, 2020

First, it was fever and cough, then the loss of taste and smell, could headaches be added to that list? The symptoms of COVID-19 seems to vary from person to person, with many displaying no symptoms at all and no real explanation as to why it’s so varied. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the main symptoms of the virus are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. With many people…

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Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe – COVID 19

March 29, 2020

With the number of COVID-19 cases growing every day, psychologists offer perspective on how to separate yourself from others, while still getting social support from people in your life. Around the world, public officials are asking individuals who have contracted or been exposed to the coronavirus to practice social distancing, quarantine, or isolation measures to slow the pandemic spread of the COVID-19 sickness. Social distancing involves keeping a secure distance…

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Coronavirus’ Primary Targets: Seniors, Men, Cigarette Smokers

March 2, 2020

Viruses can attack one segment of the population more severely than another. The 1918 flu, which claimed 50 million lives globally, particularly affected young adults. The Zika outbreak that ravaged through Brazil in 2015-2016 had an impact that was especially devastating pregnant females, attacking the brains of the foetuses they carried. COVID-19, the illness triggered by the coronavirus which originated in Asia, appears to reach more severe levels with with…

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What is Coronavirus (Covid-19), and what should we do if we have symptoms?

March 2, 2020

Coronavirus information is constantly developing due to being so new What is Covid-19 – the disease that started in Wuhan?It is triggered by a known user of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before, but like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially contaminated either worked or frequently shopped within the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the center of the town within Wuhan, China….

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