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Physical Distancing vs. Social Distancing: Which is Better?

Which term is better: “Social Distancing” or “Physical Distancing”?  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), last Friday March 20, the term “physical [...]

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Vascular Disease – what is it?

What is vascular disease? The website by the Society for Vascular Surgery explains all things vascular. See the seven top questions.

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Case Numbers for COVID-19 Coronavirus in the United States (KFF)

Discover the COVID-19 case count numbers by state, and total for the United States. This quick summary table by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) shows number of coronavirus cases and deaths by [...]

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Who is at the Greatest Risk from the Coronavirus?

The CDC has identified who is at the greatest risk for severe illness from the coronavirus. So far, the CDC has identified people who are 65 or older, and those who have underlying medical or [...]

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Travel and Health | CDC

Extensive site by the CDC that covers travel injuries and illnesses abroad, vaccinations, health warnings and precautions, cruise ship and air travel, advice for pregnant women. See travel [...]

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FDA Updates on Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

The FDA, the federal Food and Drug Agency, provides updates on COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. The FDA regulates lab testing, drugs requiring approval, and vaccine products. They are [...]

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CDC Lab Tests for COVID-19 and Coronavirus

Read what lab tests CDC has made available, or is working on, for COVID-19 and the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.  CDC has a laboratory test kit for use in testing patient specimens for severe acute [...]

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How much does Medicare pay for the COVID-19 lab test?

How much Medicare will pay for the COVID-19 lab test is either about $36 or $51. It depends on whether the laboratory is using tests developed by the CDC, or developed its own test. Payment rates [...]

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Coronavirus Tracker for COVID-19 Cases: Johns Hopkins Map

Johns Hopkins has a Coronavirus Tracker that maps confirmed COVID-19 cases across the globe. The tracker shows number of cases, deaths and numbers who have recovered from the coronavirus pandemic [...]

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Hand Washing Hand Hygiene Video (one minute)

Hand Washing, Hand Hygiene video by the CDC. Take one minute to view the online youtube video for proper handwashing technique and guidelines to help prevent infections. CDC epidemiologist [...]