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COVID-19 Long-Haulers Phenomenon

Thousands of Americans who had a mild case of COVID-19 are battling a wide range of health problems. They are referred to as COVID-19 Long-Haulers. The phenomenon is also called long COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 syndrome. Evidence shows that at least one-third of people who have COVID-19 experience neurological complications. In an article written by Dr. …

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Upgrading Your Face Mask Can Make a Difference

The type of face mask you wear can make a big difference, according to a new study published by the CDC earlier this week. Wearing a double face mask or fitting a single mask more closely on your face could dramatically reduce both the spread of COVID-19 the study found. The CDC’s new recommendations advise …

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Emerging COVID-19 Variants

Multiple COVID-19 variants have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic, but scientists are primarily concerned with three variants. Evidence suggests that these new variants spread more quickly than others within the United States. There’s one from the UK (B.1.1.7), which is more contagious and already circulating in the United States. …

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South Florida Hospitals Begin to Vaccinate the Senior Community

Several of South Florida’s hospitals began to vaccinate the senior community today including Broward Health, Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Jackson Health, and Holy Cross Health. Mount Sinai, Baptist Health, and the University of Miami Health System are making plans to roll out the vaccine. Because it will take a while to make and distribute enough …

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Is it Safe to Get Together for Thanksgiving during COVID-19?

As COVID-19 cases begin to surge again across the country, it is all but certain to get a lot worse. So, is it safe to get together for Thanksgiving during COVID-19 with your family? Let’s see what the experts have to say. Can we safely have a Thanksgiving family gathering? Unfortunately, there are no risk-free …

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Stay Healthy during COVID-19

There has been a lot of talk about the increasing cases and what to do to stay healthy during COVID-19. People are still questioning how COVID-19 spreads. How far do you need to distance yourself from another person? Can you get the virus from touching a doorknob or other surface? How often should you get …

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What is the Difference Between COVID-19 and Flu?

COVID-19 and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, the two illnesses are caused by different viruses. Both the flu and COVID-19 spread in similar ways, but COVID-19 seems to spread more easily. Droplets from an infected person can transmit the virus in the air, …

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What is a Neurologist and What Conditions do they Treat?

People often ask, what is a neurologist, and what conditions do neurologists treat. Patients are often referred to a Neurologist by their primary physician. A Neurologist will examine a patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination focusing on evaluating the nervous system. What is a Neurologist? A neurologist is a highly trained doctor with …

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New MRI High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s, Essential Tremors, and Dystonia Patients

Baptist Hospital at Miami has invested in cutting edge technology for the treatment of movement disorders, especially essential tremor which has been approved by Medicare as a treatment option beginning July 12th. The institution already has a reputation for providing the latest advances in treatment, including novel medication delivery systems and deep brain stimulation. More …

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COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening

First Choice Neurology is hosting a new series of Facebook Live events this month – COVID-19: Roadmap to Reopening. Jeffrey Gelblum, MD kicked off the series yesterday presenting “Re-engaging Older Loved Ones”. He talked about the coronavirus pandemic and endemic. Dr. Gelblum talks about the components of infectivity (Ro): 1. Duration – how long are …

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