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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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Tips for Face Masks and Face Coverings

In light of recent findings, the CDC now recommends that we wear face masks or cloth face coverings in public settings that might make it hard to practice social distancing. Face masks are not a substitute for social distancing. Face coverings are especially important to wear in public in areas of widespread COVID-19 illness. Wearing …

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Deep Brain Stimulation and Movement Disorders

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) uses electrical stimulation in the brain to help control abnormal body movements. During the Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, a neurosurgeon places an electrode in the area of the brain that’s causing abnormal movement and tests it while you are awake to see if it successfully controls your symptoms. A small device …

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Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness. It is caused by a new (novel) coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. There are many types of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a common cause of bronchitis. They may sometimes cause a viral lung infection (pneumonia). Symptoms can range from mild to severe respiratory illness. Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for the …

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Am I Safe if My COVID-19 Blood Test is Antibody Positive?

On Monday, April 20, Dr. Jeffrey Gelblum will present a Facebook Live event at 12:30 (Eastern Time) to talk about COVID-19 and blood tests that are antibody positive. Dr. Gelblum will educate us about antibody tests and COVID-19. What are Antibodies? Antibodies are proteins that can stick to the surface of bacteria and viruses. They …

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