Spine Pain: 3 Rare but Severe Conditions that Might Affect You

Spine Pain: 3 Rare but Severe Conditions that Might Affect You

By Christine Rhodes, MS | Reviewed By Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH | Article Featured on Practical Pain Management Injuries, abnormalities, and gradual wear and tear can lead to the development of severe spine pain. With straining, twisting, and spraining, soft tissues around the spine can become inflamed, causing pain and muscle spasms over time. This pain […]

Live Updates: Oregon Reports 55 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Article Featured on OPB Oregon state and local officials reported 55 new confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s known total to 3,338. Health officials Wednesday reported four new presumptive cases. Those are people who have not tested positive but have coronavirus symptoms and have had close contact with someone confirmed to be infected with the virus.

6 Essentials for an Effective Face Mask

6 Essentials for an Effective Face Mask

BY AREFA CASSOOBHOY, MD, MPH | Article Featured on WebMD A cloth face mask is not foolproof protection from COVID-19, but here is what we know about what makes a good cloth face mask.

Oregon Health Authority: COVID-19 Testing Basics

Oregon Health Authority: COVID-19 Testing Basics

Article Featured on Oregon Health Authority Who should be tested? Many people are interested in testing for COVID-19 out of concern for themselves and their loved ones. If you have trouble breathing or feel very ill, contact your healthcare provider or, in case of emergency, call 911. Healthcare providers may decide to have you first […]

What Does Recovery From COVID-19 Look Like? It Depends. A Pulmonologist Explains.

What Does Recovery From COVID-19 Look Like? It Depends. A Pulmonologist Explains.

Article Featured on khn.org Reports of recovery from serious illness caused by the coronavirus have been trickling in from around the world.

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Seniors With COVID-19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say

Article Featured on knh.org At advanced ages, “someone’s immune response may be blunted and their ability to regulate temperature may be altered,” said Dr. Joseph Ouslander, a professor of geriatric medicine at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine.

Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

If you’re caring for an older loved one, you might be worried. This article shares what you need to know to keep elderly people safer, and what to do if they do become infected with COVID-19.

COVID 19 Scam Callers

4 Coronavirus Scams to Avoid

By Brandy Bauer | Featured on ncoa.org Scammers are quick to exploit emergencies to cheat people out of money, and the coronavirus pandemic unfortunately is no exception. Follow and share these four tips to ensure you or an older adult you serve is not among their victims!

How to Protect Yourself When Running Essential Errands

How to Protect Yourself When Running Essential Errands

Article Featured on CDC.gov As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet […]

What explains Covid-19’s lethality for the elderly? Scientists look to ‘twilight’ of the immune system

What explains Covid-19’s lethality for the elderly? Scientists look to ‘twilight’ of the immune system

Article Featured on Stat News | By Sharon Begley Researchers on Monday announced the most comprehensive estimates to date of elderly people’s elevated risk of serious illness and death from the new coronavirus: Covid-19 kills an estimated 13.4% of patients 80 and older, compared to 1.25% of those in their 50s and 0.3% of those in their 40s.