What a mess this has been from the beginning access to testing and now timely testing has been a big nightmare. But there is hope on the horizon. Testing for COVID is a constant topic of conversation among scientists, patients, the press, politicians and the public. Since the start of the pandemic, and at present, … More Testing, testing, testing…..
Currently there are over 400 research companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine with around 24 that have advanced to the clinical stages of testing. This is the stage is where the product ( the vaccine) moves from development in the laboratory to testing in humans. The important clinical testing stages that involve human subjects are … More And the race is on….. for a COVID vaccine
(a poem for our time) Almost …A generation spared global, tragic scenesBut no-We have unfortunately regressed to the mean of historyGuns germs and misery The bar is again reset: Seek simple pleasures Avoid deathMasked men with untamed locks,don their gloves and grocery shopWomen with two toned hairwork in Lysol perfumed air No scientific perversionhas caused … More Almost
Suntans and COVID July, appropriately, is UV awareness month. It is now the height of summer and most of us will be spending more time outdoors. So time to be mindful of sun protection. Our main source of UV light (a form of electromagnetic radiation) is from the sun. There are 3 types of ultraviolet … More THE ABCs of UV light
My experience with telehealth in the time of COVID>On March 16th my practice came to a screeching halt as the pandemic took hold in New York City. Patients did not want to come to the office especially for routine matters.For the first time I set up my practice from my living room using a telehealth … More Telemedicine in the time of COVID
One of this year’s new word. In Scandinavia it means comfort and it is a form of self-soothing- very therapeutic. To read more check out this article in the New York Times: Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for the Hygge Hordes By PENELOPE GREENDEC. 24, 2016
This is the word of the year abroad and it is Danish for “comfort”. Apparently the comfort seeking behaviors of the Finns and the Danes are thought to be one of the keys to happiness. Here is a link to a great New York Times article about this: Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for … More Hygge
More good reading: Using the Web or an App Instead of Seeing a Doctor? Caution Is Advised Austin Frakt New York Times July 11, 2016 Bottom line: Medical apps and web based searches are convenient but often inaccurate and are not replacement for a face to face medical encounter.