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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Why Exercise is Crucial During COVID-19

July 14, 2020

Exercise is a key part of staying both physically and mentally healthy during the best of times. However, while we’re all confined to our houses, it’s even more important. As much of the world continues to battle COVID-19, shelter in place orders are still in effect, and gyms and other recreational facilities remain closed, people’s normal exercise routines have been disrupted. It’s easy to tell yourself to skip exercise today…

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Why masks are necessary

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the US, wearing a mask is more important than ever. We discuss why that is and how you can help prevent the spread As the Corona Virus pandemic enters into July, experts and researchers are constantly learning new information about the disease and updating health guidelines. Initially the CDC recommended that only those who were sick wear masks, aside from health care workers…

July 8, 2020
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