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  • Stress, Anxiety And COVID-19

    Stress, Anxiety And COVID-19

    Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. Everyone reacts differently to difficult situations, especially when it’s a situation that necessitates social distancing, isolation and quarantine. Multiple challenges daily can push you beyond your ability to cope. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and ...

  • Heart Disease And COVID-19:  Higher Risk Requires Extra Precaution

    Heart Disease And COVID-19: Higher Risk Requires Extra Precaution

    If you have a pre-existing heart disease and become ill with COVID-19, you are at a higher risk for a heart attack or developing congestive heart failure. This is likely due to a combination of the severity of the viral illness and its increased demands on the heart (fever causes rapid heart rate, for example), compounded by low oxygen levels and an increased likelihood for blood clot ...

  • COVID-19 And Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes:  What You Need to Know

    COVID-19 And Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

    Presently, data shows that children, adolescents and young adults with well-managed endocrine conditions, such as diabetes, are not at increased risk of getting infected or becoming severely ill with the coronavirus. However, poorly controlled diabetes can weaken their immunity and thereby increase the risk of getting infected. There are some indications that otherwise healthy, but ...

  • How Does COVID-19 Affect Diabetics?

    How Does COVID-19 Affect Diabetics?

    Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 are more serious in people with diabetes, according to the CDC. Why is this? 1) The immune system of diabetics does not function as well, which makes it harder for their bodies to fight the virus; and 2) the coronavirus appears to thrive in an environment of elevated blood glucose levels which makes the healing response to any infection slower. ...

  • I Am A Cancer Patient. What Should I Be Doing to Protect Myself During the COVID-19 Crisis?

    I Am A Cancer Patient. What Should I Be Doing to Protect Myself During the COVID-19 Crisis?

    Cancer patients need to adhere to particular guidelines to maintain their health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. This is especially pertinent for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment. It’s important to point out that individuals with any underlying medical condition, no matter the age, are at increased risk of developing complications from infection with ...

  • Senior Health: Keeping Anxiety And Stress at Bay

    Senior Health: Keeping Anxiety And Stress at Bay

    As cases of the novel coronavirus now known as COVID-19 continue to increase worldwide and particularly here in New York State, researchers have learned that older adults and people with chronic health conditions may be particularly susceptible to the respiratory illness, which can cause pneumonia and symptoms such as fever, cough, diarrhea and shortness of breath. The coronavirus is a ...

  • Pregnancy And COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    Pregnancy And COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says women who are pregnant should be monitored more closely than the general population since they are known to be at risk of severe viral illness. Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which make them more susceptible to complications from viral respiratory infections. If you are pregnant, you should take the ...

  • Should My Child See The Pediatrician For Vaccines Or Well-Visits During This Pandemic?

    Should My Child See The Pediatrician For Vaccines Or Well-Visits During This Pandemic?

    We’re getting asked by many parents if, during this pandemic, they should bring their children in for vaccinations and scheduled well visits. In general, the answer is yes. Getting those early immunizations in for babies and toddlers has important benefits. It helps to protect them from infections, such as pneumococcus and pertussis that can be deadly, at a time when their immune ...

  • Top Five Things To Know About Virtual Visits With YOUR Doctor: An Update From CareMount Medical

    Top Five Things To Know About Virtual Visits With YOUR Doctor: An Update From CareMount Medical

    Now, more than ever, having the option to “see” your own physician virtually instead of going into an office is key in order to practice social distancing. When deciding to do a virtual visit as opposed to an in-person visit, there are many factors to consider—from who the doctor is, to managing your health records, and more. Not all telehealth platforms are the same, so think about the ...

  • Safe Use Of Antibiotics

    Safe Use Of Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are medications created almost 100 years ago to fight bacterial infections. They have transformed health care and the treatment of medical conditions. Infectious diseases, such as pneumonia, used to be listed as the most common cause of death in the United States; whereas today, it is ranked number eight. Unfortunately, as antibiotic usage has surged in recent years, many ...

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