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WHAT IS A  CYTOKINE STORM AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT PATIENTS WITH COVID-19
  • Hector Osorio
  • 02 Apr 2020

WHAT IS A CYTOKINE STORM AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT PATIENTS WITH COVID-19

Recent global events have forced us to think more about health and risk factors at a large scale. COVID-19 has certainly become the main focus of many health professionals and researcher’s work because of its high infectivity and the difficult management of very severe cases that often lead to death in the elderly (2-3% of cases)

RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT HOSPITALS IN THE MYA CARE NETWORK FOR COVID-19
  • Mya Care Guest Blogger
  • 01 Apr 2020

RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT HOSPITALS IN THE MYA CARE NETWORK FOR COVID-19

At Mya Care, we have over 100 hospitals in our network, many of which are on the frontline battling the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. In this article, we outline some of the efforts that our hospitals are taking part in, as well as ways to get in touch if you need to contact them for non COVID-19 concerns through telemedicine.

STAYING ACTIVE DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING
  • Mya Care Guest Blogger
  • 24 Mar 2020

STAYING ACTIVE DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING

For many of us, life changed drastically over the last two weeks due to the new Coronavirus, Covid 19. Today, more than one -fifth of the population has been told to stay at home and practice social distancing.

WHY DOCTORS ARE ADVISING YOU NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FACE & TIPS TO STOP
  • Mya Care Guest Blogger
  • 18 Mar 2020

WHY DOCTORS ARE ADVISING YOU NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FACE & TIPS TO STOP

The new coronavirus COVID-19 has certainly aroused a lot of mass panic through global media as the virus continues to spread to other nations and statistics are on the rise. As a preventative measure, health officials and doctors have been urgently warning everyone not to touch their faces and to keep their hands as clean as possible at all times. Not only is this good advice for reducing the risk of contracting the coronavirus, but for minimizing the risk of contracting any kind of opportunistic infection.

WHAT IS PROTON THERAPY?
  • Hector Osorio
  • 09 Mar 2020

WHAT IS PROTON THERAPY?

The most common forms of cancer treatment currently being used include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and immunotherapy, each with their own subcategories and number of conditions under which they should or shouldn’t be used. This article will focus on a subcategory of radiotherapy called “proton therapy” (PT), a relatively new and underutilized method for delivering a dose of radiation to the tumor mass that in some cases has demonstrated to facilitate a survival rate of 95% [1,2].

MEDICATIONS AND EXERCISE
  • Hector Osorio
  • 05 Mar 2020

MEDICATIONS AND EXERCISE

Medication is a common part of our life and with the continuous process of development and validation of new drug-based treatments, it is very likely that we’ll need to gain a better understanding of the effect that these pharmaceuticals have over different aspects of our lives if we want to avoid taking medication blindly. In the US and other developed countries, almost half (῀46%) of the population uses some form of prescription medication, which suggests that the use of non-prescription medication might be even higher.