Tag Archives: COVID-19

Missed Doctor’s Appointments During COVID: What to Expect

Missed Doctor’s Appointments During COVID: What Are the Consequences? From missed physicals to postponed colonoscopies, Americans skipped out on thousands of medical appointments during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, all to slow the spread and avoid being infected by the virus. That caution, however, is expected to result in dire consequences, including 10,000 breast […]

School is (Almost) Back In-Session

Return To School Safely As we continue through the dog days of summer, many parents, teachers and administrators are shifting gears to back-to-school season, and thinking about what in-person learning may look like amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing students will be key for schools looking to re-open, as many primary and secondary education students are […]

What Is a PCR COVID Test and When Do You Need One?

What is a PCR COVID Test and How Does it Work? A polymerase chain reaction, or PCR test is used to find genetic material from an organism, like the COVID-19 virus. Using a thermal cycler and specific chemicals, the test is the most accurate one we have today to detect the novel coronavirus. Even as […]

How Long After Exposure to COVID-19 before you Test Positive for COVID?

How Long After Exposure to COVID-19 before you Test Positive for COVID? Being exposed to COVID-19 can be a nerve-wracking experience. Not only are you not sure if you’ve caught the novel coronavirus and potentially exposed others, but you’re also wondering what you should do next. Should you simply quarantine for two weeks? Should you […]

Return to Summer Travel, Activities and Celebrations

The time has finally come where COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across the country and for the first time in over a year we are able to get together with friends and family, attend big events, and travel. While vaccination rates are continuing to increase, there is also the risk of the new Delta variant […]

First US trial cruise returns to PortMiami after testing COVID safety protocols

Channel 7 News Miami Broadcast video MIAMI (WSVN) – After a two-night trip, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas has returned to port. The cruise ship returned to PortMiami early Tuesday morning after setting sail with around 600 vaccinated volunteer employees. The employees acted as passengers so Royal Caribbean could test COVID-19 safety protocols. Some of […]

BioReference Laboratories Announces First COVID-19 Testing Program for Cruise Industry

MIAMI, 22 de junio de 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), today announced a COVID-19 testing program for U.S. based crew and guests who cruise with Royal Caribbean Group, helping provide a safe environment for travelers. Under the agreement, unvaccinated guests will be required to undergo rapid, point-of-care PCR COVID-19 prior to embarking. These guests will […]

How is COVID-19 Test Specimen Collected?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of diagnostic testing has been top of mind. Testing can help healthcare providers identify infected patients more quickly, and thus help slow the spread of the virus. But, patients may be left wondering, how is the test specimen collected? Is it painful? What should be expected in the collection […]

¿Cómo funcionan las pruebas rápidas para la COVID-19 y cuán precisas son?

Las pruebas para detectar la COVID-19 siguen siendo una herramienta importante para combatir la propagación del nuevo coronavirus, incluso a medida que continúa la aplicación de las vacunas. Una de las mejores opciones para determinar rápidamente si tiene el virus es haciéndose una prueba rápida. Mediante una muestra obtenida de su cavidad nasal, una prueba rápida puede ofrecer un resultado en aproximadamente […]

Diferentes tipos de pruebas de la COVID-19: Diferencias entre pruebas de antígeno, de anticuerpos y moleculares

Durante toda la pandemia de la COVID-19, hemos sabido sobre la importancia de las pruebas y cómo pueden ayudar a frenar la propagación del virus. Antígenos, moleculares y de anticuerpos: existen diferentes tipos de pruebas para la COVID-19, y esto puede causar confusión. ¿Qué prueba (si acaso alguna) necesita usted, especialmente al tener en cuenta […]

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