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    9 Tips for a Successful Telemedicine Appointment

    By Dr. Christine Nguyen for Next AvenueIf you need to see your doctor these days, there’s a good chance you’ll be offered a telemedicine visit. That means you’ll “meet” with your physician either through a video chat or a phone call.   Read More...

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    A Physician Answers 5 Questions About Asymptomatic COVID-19

    By Dr. William Petri for Next Avenue(Editor’s note: Blood tests that check for exposure to the coronavirus are starting to come online, and preliminary findings suggest that many people have been infected without knowing it. Even people who do eventually experience the common symptoms of COVID-19 don’t start coughing and spiking fevers the moment they’re infected.   Read More...

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    The Therapeutic Power of Making Art

    By Nancy Monson for Next AvenueLike most Americans, I’ve been feeling empty, numb, shell-shocked and dumbfounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve been socially isolating as directed, except for daily walks. I am used to working from home as a freelance writer, but I’ve often had trouble concentrating on work and worry about spending even more time alone than I normally do.A few days after the first directive to stay at home, I pulled out some of my sewing and quilting suppli...  Read More...

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    Why Aging Immune Systems Are More Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

    By The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) for Next AvenueDr. Sean X. Leng and his laboratory team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study the biology of healthy aging with a focus on chronic inflammation in late-life decline.   Read More...

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    Your Brain Has an Immune System, and You Can Boost It

    By Stephen L. Antczak for Next AvenueYou’re probably familiar with your immune system — your physiological immune system, that is. It’s the one that sends white blood cells to dispatch with pathogens.   Read More...