February 2021

Medicine Physician

Menacing New COVID-19 Variant May Reduce Pfizer Vaccine Efficacy

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February 24, 2021
Reading Time: 3 minutes South African COVID-19 Variant Elicits Weakened Response From Pfizer Vaccine How COVID-19 Variants Come About Since viral particles frequently mutate, treating viral infections like COVID-19 is no simple task. Mutations can produce new variants that are more dangerous and, sometimes, can even render existing vaccines useless. Viral mutations arise from random copying errors that alter […]
Medicine Physician

PPE and Me – It’s Complicated

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February 23, 2021
Reading Time: 4 minutes PPE Is Great, but Pandemic Waste Is Piling Up Encountering Discarded Gloves and Masks in Public = Infuriating Sitting at my ‘work-from-home’ quarantine desk, I heard my alarm – time to change the laundry. Donning a mask, I walked down the hallway and opened the laundry room door. I couldn’t help but fixate on the […]
Medicine Physician

A Brief Look At COVID-19 Vaccines And How They Work

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February 17, 2021
Reading Time: 4 minutes Answering Common Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccines What is a Vaccine? A vaccine is a pharmacological agent that is used to prevent viral infection by strengthening the immune system. Unlike bacteria, which are treated with antibiotics, viruses are combated with vaccines, which contain the same elements (be it DNA, RNA, or another antigen) of the […]
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Smart Home Technology Could Revolutionize Healthcare Delivery

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February 13, 2021
Reading Time: 5 minutes Do Smart Homes Mean Better Health for the Elderly and Disabled, our Most Vulnerable Populations? Home Care: A Complicated Challenge Caring for the elderly and individuals with disabilities is one of the most nuanced aspects of family medicine. Thus, it is no surprise that caregivers who attend to these two groups can be more at […]

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