The COVID-19 Sweepstakes has become the most famous international, scientific race in history. From China to the United States, from Canada to Australia, scientists are off and running to be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine to the market. Forget the roses. The prize money in the COVID’s winner circle is worth billions of dollars to the pharmaceutical company that wins this race.
Blood thinners, (anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications), are designed to treat blood clots that have formed, prevent the formation of new blood clots and stop blood clots from getting bigger.
Vanessa is an 11 year old with type 1 diabetes who presented to the emergency department for the third time within the past 12 months because of “problems with her sugar.” She was unconscious, in hypoglycemic shock (extremely low blood glucose level) and clinging to life.
According to a June 23, 2020 report by Johns Hopkins University, there were 34,700 new cases of the coronavirus in the U. S. Five days later, that number jumped to 45,000 new cases of the virus.
The current pandemic has energized scientists around the globe to come up with targeted treatments and effective vaccines for COVID-19. Investigators in the U. S. are searching for off-label uses of pharmaceutical drugs.
Larry put his fork down, got up from the kitchen table and walked to the mirror in the bathroom with his wife close behind. Sure enough, the right side of the face was swollen, in front of the ear and at the angle of the jaw. It felt warm, soft, looked a little red and didn’t hurt.
Several years ago, my wife and I saw a N. Y. Broadway play titled, “The Bronx Tale.” In it, the fine actor and singer Nick Cordero played the gangster character Sonny, the “Capo” of the Bronx neighborhood.
Margo is a 52 year old housewife, lives in a two story brick house with an unfinished basement. She has two sisters who live nearby, yet, when her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, Margo became the sole 24/7 caregiver for her mom who lived by herself.
Americans have been bombarded with information about COVID-19. There have been mixed messages as to what you should do to protect yourself from getting it and how you should behave to prevent transmitting the disease to others.
There are certain guidelines that are helpful when visiting patients in the hospital. It doesn’t take much effort to be considerate and it can go a long way in making patients feel better. On top of everything, it just might hasten their recovery.