TELL US: Has antibiotic shortages affected you or your loved ones?
Over the past few months, there has been a shortage of medicines, including antibiotics. Strep throat, sinus infections, ear infections, upper respiratory infections, and other sicknesses have been tough for doctors to treat without them.
As Coastal Georgia hospitals fill with COVID patients, doctors urge vaccinations
With hospital capacities in Camden and Ware counties listed as severe and others that aren’t full seeing the highest level of COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began, doctors and nurses from across Southeast Georgia gathered Monday to help people understand the “gravity of the situation.”
How COVID-19 may impact people with diabetes
More than 30 million people have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Doctors want to make sure those who have the disease are taking precautions because they may face more severe illness if they contract COVID-19. Lansang said while it is not clear that those with diabetes are necessarily at greater risk for contracting COVID-19, uncontrolled diabetes weakens the immune system and may lead to complications and a more difficult recovery. But, it all depends how well someone manages their diabetes and if they have any other underlying health issues. She adds, once a vaccine for COVID-19 is made available to the public, those with diabetes should consider getting it since they are considered more vulnerable.
First responders feeding first responders: Doctors feed officers on Thanksgiving
“We’re going to all the different zones in Duval County then from there we’re going to clay county and then ending up in Saint Johns County,” Dr. Saman Soleymani, Avecina Medical, said. Dr. Soleymani said his team is feeding nearly 600 officers in Duval, Clay and St. Johns Counties from 911 dispatch officers, to prison officers and those patrolling the streets. Dr. Soleymani and his team stopped at substation throughout the counties to drop off the hot meals. Soleimani and Dr. Modell at Avecina Medical are amazing,” Zona said. “They risk their lives to protect us and this is a way for us to thank them,” said Dr. Soleymani.
The Latest: Doctor says Trump 'not yet out of the woods'
The Latest: Doctor says Trump 'not yet out of the woods'Published: October 3, 2020, 10:12 pmPresident Donald Trump’s main doctor says in a health update that the medical team treating the president is “cautiously optimistic,” but also notes that the president is “not yet out of the woods.”
Physicians write letter requesting masks, social distancing at Republican National Convention
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There is opposition against the Republican National Convention coming to Jacksonville in two months. Nearly 200 physicians, who are mostly from northeast Florida, wrote a letter to Mayor Lenny Curry and City Council requesting masks and social distancing at the RNC in August. The letter said it’s estimated more than 40,000 people from all over the country will attend the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena. The nearly 200 physicians who signed the letter said the Republican National Convention should be postponed. Once we do receive a copy of this letter, we will give it consideration as we do any communication that we receive.”
How to get the most out of every medical visit -- especially now
But regardless of whether you’ve felt sick these past few months, safe to say, you always want to get the most out of every medical appointment. Here are some tips you can use to make every medical appointment as valuable as possible. Consider a video visit. Medical offices can be overwhelmed by patients, especially lately, so if your symptoms are mild, consider a video visit to discuss your concerns and get some health recommendations. And when you choose a video visit, you will not have to drive to the office, or even get out of bed.
CDC will alert doctors to look out for syndrome in children that could be related to coronavirus
An informal panel of pediatricians organized by Boston Children's Hospital have dubbed the mysterious illness "Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Potentially Associated with COVID-19." Doctors will be asked to report cases to state and local health departments so that the CDC can learn about the syndrome. And Boston Children's Hospital spokeswoman Erin Tornatore told CNN Tuesday two children with the syndrome were hospitalized there, but neither was in intensive care. Dr. Jeffrey Burns, chief of critical care medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, coordinates the panel. Some children have only needed supportive care,” Boston Children’s Hospital said on its website.