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Mask Wearing as a Political Issue

Mask Wearing as a Political Issue

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

The Pew Research Center released findings of a survey on mask wearing in the United States. Who could have guessed that wearing a mask to prevent illness would be made into a political issue? In answer to the question, “In the past month, how often, if ever, have you worn a mask or face covering when in stores or other businesses?” where...

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Clinical trial for Treatment of COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Clinical trial for Treatment of COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

One of the causes of death for those infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is an immunological phenomenon. As you can see from the image below, this occurs in phase 3. See Reference 1 Image simplified from reference. A phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-center clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of Ruxolitinib...

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Wound Care

Wound Care

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

My mother was an ob-gyn who, after spending many year raising her daughters, returned to medicine in the capacity of a quality assurance medical director at a local hospital. In that work, one of her main concerns was reducing the number of patients that developed decubiti, or bedsores. Bedsores occur when a patient cannot move themselves and lay on the...

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When Does A Pandemic End?

When Does A Pandemic End?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

There are many states in the US that are reopening, some in a phased manner, others have just opened everything. On May 18, Massachusetts’ government unveiled a plan that stated that true “normalcy” would not really be attained until there was a treatment or vaccine. At the time of the report, there were over 86,000 confirmed cases....

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FDA Recalls

FDA Recalls

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

You may not realize it but your diabetes medication, metformin extended release, has been recalled. One of the places to look for information on recalls of medications is the Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page on the FDA website. The recall, on May 28, is for Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500mg by a...

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Altruism, Endemic Diseases and a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Altruism, Endemic Diseases and a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

When Heidi Larson worked for UNICEF as an anthropologist, much of her time was spent ferreting out the rumors that influence public opinion. In 2003, she went to Northern Nigeria where political and religious leaders had decided to stop supporting the vaccination of children against polio. They told parents that the vaccines were contaminated with...

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Tips

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Tips

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

Here are all sorts of tips and tricks to help you deal day-to-day with Coronavirus / COVID-19. Feel free to comment and ask for more areas for us to cover! Best approach to safely shopping for food We actually wrote a whole blog post about safe grocery shopping, so check it out. We also like these: And Best way to wash hands Check out these...

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COVID-19 / Coronavirus FAQ

COVID-19 / Coronavirus FAQ

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 2 comments

We’ll try to keep this page updated with your frequently asked questions (FAQ). Some of the answers will be right here, inline. Some will direct you to other resources on Medivizor.com, or other trusted sources that we have found that already include the response. Oh – and please ask questions in comments and we’ll either respond to your...

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Basic Science Moving COVID-19 Research Forward

Basic Science Moving COVID-19 Research Forward

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

Before going to trials with human beings, basic science medical research occurs. Using laboratory studies with cell cultures and animal models (like mice), this essential research is the first step on the ladder to medications that work in humans. Nobel Prize winner, James Allison, is an example of someone who has conducted basic medical research that has...

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The Amazing Things We Know About Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2)

The Amazing Things We Know About Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2)

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in Blog, Coronavirus / COVID-19 | 0 comments

Lately, there has been coverage about the second wave of COVID-19 coming this fall and winter.  This news can be frightening but it is important to remember how much has been learned in just the last four months about this virus. I took heart first, in an article which describes the entire virus and its proteins. Viral Genome Described The New York Times...

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