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  • The Times are (Gradually) A-Changin’ May 14, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here’s the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic… I’ve tried to keep it short.

    We’ve crossed the rubicon

    States have begun to reopen.  We can debate endlessly as to whether or not all states should be opening, if some should not be opening, how states ought to proceed, why we should have a concrete ... Continue Reading

  • Cinco de Mayo (Plus One) May 6, 2020

    Larry Leibowitz COVID-19 Updates

    To my Patients and Friends,

    I hope this finds you well… here are some of the latest updates on COVID-19.

    Strange, but (probably) true

    You may have seen news reports about COVID toes, and it seems that it’s real.  Patients have been reporting the appearance of small, ... Continue Reading

  • The end of Another Busy Week May 1, 2020

    Larry Leibowitz COVID-19 Updates

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here are some of the latest updates on COVID-19… I hope this helps to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    A big thumbs-up

    The FDA has just authorized emergency use of Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of hospitalized ... Continue Reading

  • Kombucha, Kimchi and More: Nutrition Spotlight May 1, 2020

    Nutrition Spotlight: Kombucha, Kimchi and More

    Researchers continue to examine the trillions of bacterial species residing in our gut microbiome to better understand their potential to help maintain health and prevent disease. Some of ... Continue Reading

  • If you don’t mind my saying so … April 29, 2020

    Larry Leibowitz COVID-19 Updates

    To my Patients and Friends,

    I’ve devoted this installment to issues surrounding reopening strategies.  Just a heads-up: it’s kind of an opinion piece, so feel free to shoot the messenger (euphemistically, that is)… but please recognize that my opinions are based on scientific evidence.

    The current state ... Continue Reading

  • Friday Mishmash April 24, 2020

    Larry Leibowitz COVID-19 Updates

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Happy Friday!  Here’s my latest COVID-19 update.  I hope you find it useful.

    First, some reassuring news

    A recent analysis published in JAMA Cardiology indicates that patients who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are not at increased risk for complications if they ... Continue Reading

  • Some Progress April 21, 2020

    Larry Leibowitz COVID-19 Updates

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here’s a summary of some of the latest COVID-19 news.  I hope you find it helpful.

    Internal climate change

    You may have heard the term cytokine storm used to describe the severe, life-threatening reaction that afflicts some COVID-19 patients.  For reasons ... Continue Reading