Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 5, 2020
After months of telling everyone that only the sick needed to wear protective face masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention switch course on April 3 and announced that people should wear masks when they are in public.  Why the sudden change? New evidence suggests that people without… See more
April 4, 2020
Last reviewed and updated: April 5, 2020 As the coronavirus spreads, we've put together this resource center to keep you informed. Stay connected:  Check back here for updates. Follow the news and consult the Centers for… See more
By Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS
April 3, 2020
There are an emerging amount of IgG and IgM antibody tests for COVID-19 that are being developed and presented to clinicians. Currently, the most widely used method for diagnosing COVID-19 is the standard M PCR. This test is the most sensitive testing method and can identify the virus before… See more
April 2, 2020
Some people are naturally prone to anxiety; others are naturally prone to depression. This is a trying time for my patients on both ends of the spectrum. But make no mistake: COVID-19 can take an emotional toll on anyone, even the most even-keeled. After all, we do not yet have a cure for this… See more
March 31, 2020
Every day we learn more about this dangerous new coronavirus, which is great news for scientists and for all of us, since we are all potentially at risk of infection. We may not yet be able to leverage this evolving knowledge into better treatment or a cure, but important progress is being made… See more
March 28, 2020
The new coronavirus is taking its toll on our collective mental health. Worn out, angry, worried, confused: These are just some of the emotions my patients feel. I’m sure these apply to many of you and your loved ones, too. What I tell my patients, and what I hope to impart to a broader audience… See more
March 25, 2020
Everybody everywhere seems to have a friend, spouse or colleague who claims to know “the truth” about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But right now there are probably just two truths you can count on. First: Information is quickly evolving. Second: You’ll find a lot of… See more
By Dalton Dunaway, PharmD, BCMAS
March 25, 2020
In order to achieve rapid testing for COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration is shifting some responsibility to states and providing more specific details for commercial and laboratory manufacturers. The FDA is adapting as the situation evolves. States can now be responsible for tests… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 24, 2020
The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. are in the tens of thousands and rising — at this point, all 50 states have reported cases. Because it is spreading fast – and testing has lagged – many people may already be infected. Many people may be infected with virus but are not showing signs or… See more
March 24, 2020
Although it’s not part of every COVID-19 diagnosis, some patients are reporting the loss of smell as a symptom of the virus, according to Ear, Nose and Throat physicians the Royal… See more
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