Doctor Column

Concierge Medicine in A Changing Medical Landscape

Often, after checking into a hotel, people look for the concierge desk. The concierge is a hotel employee whose job it is to make your stay in the hotel as pleasant meaningful, and memorable as possible by improving the services the hotel offers. They arrange tours, make restaurant reservations and are helpful in obtaining tickets to the theater or sports events. People enjoy the personalized attention.

Messenger RNA Vaccines: How Do They Protect Us Against COVD-19?

Our immune system is the strongest defense we have against disease. mRNA, or messenger Ribonucleic Acid is the breakthrough vaccine technology used by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech pharmaceutical companies to tweak our immune system to protect us against the COVID-19 virus. The companies using mRNA technology instruct the immune system to manufacture neutralizing antibodies to fight COVID. Currently, these vaccines are more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.