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Relocating Cancer Services

Date: 2020-09-06 01:35:40 It houses the latest cancer treatments, therapies, and technology—The Regional Cancer Center offers patients outpatient cancer care including counseling, physical therapy, and palliative care. “As part of our cancer program, we have discussed many times amongst other providers in town about whether this community could really support a cancer hospital and we […]

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Plasma Donations Needed During Covid-19

Date: 2020-09-06 00:36:44 As the numbers continue to rise, health experts are looking for donors. “COVID 19 is still raging through the community. We are doing more transfusions of plasma then we have, every day is a new record for us right now,” said Jeremy Puckett, blood center supervisor at Lee Health. While donations are […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Will there be an at-home test for COVID-19?

Date: 2020-08-06 16:47:24 The Food and Drug Administration has paved the way for commercial developers to create at-home COVID-19 tests. While no test is yet approved for home use, a fast and cheap test could encourage people to test themselves routinely before going to work or school. Real-time results would enable infected people to self-quarantine […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Children, COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome

Date: 2020-09-02 17:00:29 Children can become ill with COVID-19, and sometimes they develop a rare but serious reaction called multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). When this reaction happens, different body parts become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, intestinal tract and brain. More than 600 cases of MIS-C have been reported in the U.S. as of Aug. […]

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COVID-19 and Kids

Date: 2020-09-06 13:53:45 No matter how old you are, health experts say, when it comes to COVID-19, no one is immune. “We’ve seen newborns who are COVID positive all the way through children who are in their late teens,” said Armando Llechu CAO Golisano Children’s Hospital. To date, Golisano Children’s Hospital has diagnosed several hundred […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Strict adherence to public health measures effective in combating COVID-19

Date: 2020-08-18 15:43:51 Until a vaccine is developed, public health measures are best defense against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These measures include masking, hand hygiene and physical distancing. “Strict adherence to those things is a very powerful antidote to this virus,” says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Back-to-school recommendations

Date: 2020-08-06 20:27:38 Whether in person, online or a hybrid model of education, families and school districts are planning for how to safely teach students during the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter which plan is chosen by communities, this school year will be challenging. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Using AI to determine heart failure diagnosis

Date: 2020-08-11 14:41:53 When people seek emergency care for shortness of breath, it can be challenging to determine the cause. A new Mayo Clinic study found that using an EKG enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) is better than standard blood tests at determining if the shortness of breath is caused by heart failure. On the […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Herd immunity, antibodies and COVID-19

Date: 2020-07-30 14:18:38 The concept of herd immunity has sparked debate about whether it would control the spread of COVID-19. Herd immunity happens when a sufficient proportion of a population is immune to an infectious disease, meaning spread from person to person is unlikely. So what is known about immunity and COVID-19? On the Mayo […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: When it comes to COVID-19, who are ‘long-haulers?’

Date: 2020-07-28 13:42:56 On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, explains what we know about possible long term effects of COVID-19. People with long courses of the disease have been dubbed “long haulers”. This interview was recorded on July 27, 2020. […]

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