Tag: COVID19

COVID-19 impacts heart health

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – American Heart Month has come to an end, but heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Now COVID-19 is also playing a role in cardiovascular health.

Heart health is a core aspect of life for Devon Brzezynski.

“I told myself at a really young age that I was going to take care of myself,” she said.

Brzezynski did not have much of a choice: she was born with a congenital heart defect. Her parents made the difficult decision to put their newborn under the knife for surgery.

“It was

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How heart health affects COVID-19 symptoms

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — February is National Heart Month, a time to increase awareness about heart disease, the number one killer of Americans.

Studies show COVID-19 symptoms can negatively impact your cardiovascular system in certain individuals.

Experts say some patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have shown signs of heart damage, even weeks or months after feeling better.

According to cardiologist at SouthCoast Health Roy D. Flood, Jr., M.D., FACC, it’s a common misconception that lung health is the main factor that determines how much a patient will struggle with coronavirus symptoms.

He says it mostly depends on your

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Local woman receives antibody treatment for COVID-19

YRMC rep confirms it offers this treatment to qualifying patients – News 11’s Arlette Yousif reports

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – A combination of two drugs, casirivimab, and imdevimab, can be used as a COVID treatment for patients who qualify.

The emergency use authorization was issued by the Food and Drug Administration back in November but has not been widely discussed.

In addition to testing positive for COVID, qualifying COVID patients are those who have one or more of the following:

  • Weigh less than 88 pounds (12 years of age and older)
  • Select high-risk health conditions
  • Mild to moderate COVID
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As COVID-19 Rips Through Travis County Jails, Inmates Say They’re Not Getting Access To Medical Treatment

In late January, Neffitinni Gutierrez assured her three young sons everything was going to be OK, that she’d see them soon. She hung up the phone knowing those assurances were half-truths.

In recent weeks, things hadn’t been OK for her in the Travis County Correctional Complex, where she’s awaiting trial for three nonviolent drug offenses and an auto-theft charge.

She’d been given the wrong medicine, causing an adverse reaction that sent her to the ICU at Ascension Seton. She hadn’t been given proper medical assistance for her diabetes or her asthma or the two respiratory conditions she suffers from.


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Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the COVID-19 response

Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the COVID-19 response
Fruit and vegetables at a market in Kenya. The WHO is pushing for consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish and unsaturated fats. Credit: Shutterstock

When a pandemic hits, questions that immediately arise include what impact there will be on public health, the economy and other aspects of society. Another set of questions involves response priorities for governments and households.

Food is central to both sets of questions. On the one hand, access to sufficient, nutritious food is threatened. On the other, focusing on food offers promising pandemic response options.

Reports from various countries highlight concerns

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Give Kids A Smile event postponed as COVID-19 continues to affect oral health care | Local News

This year will be the first time in nearly two decades that children visiting Eastern Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry the first Friday in February will not be greeted with Purple the Clown, PeeDee the Pirate and the ECU cheerleaders.

Give Kids A Smile day, which provides free dental care to children, will not be held during National Children’s Dental Health Month due to the coronavirus pandemic. But members of the East Central Dental Society hope the effort will come up smiling later this year.

“We would like to be able to do it at some point this year. Right now

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