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  • Navigating Uncertain Times with Hope and Optimism July 7, 2020

    How to Adjust, Adapt and Embrace the New Normal

    As we emerge cautiously from the safety of home into a world that seems comfortingly familiar yet irrefutably ...

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  • Holiday Reminder July 2, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,
    Here are some of the latest COVID-19 news items.

    No hyperbole here

    As you most certainly have heard or read in the news, COVID-19 cases in the United States are skyrocketing.  All journalistic sensationalism aside, we are in trouble.  To blame: a continued disregard for scientific evidence and the experts who try ...

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  • Football and TGIF June 26, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here are some of the latest COVID-19 news items.

    Can we count on protective antibodies after a COVID-19 infection?

    A recent study has demonstrated that many people may not produce adequate protective antibodies after a COVID-19 infection.  The researchers were able to identify protective antibodies; they just didn’t find that they were ...

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  • Hindsight June 20, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here are some of the latest COVID-19 news items.

    More About blood

    More patients have been inquiring lately about their blood types.  Although blood types are not typically included as part of a routine blood panel, there is renewed interest as a result of a small study from Italy and Spain recently published ...

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  • Summer Plans June 12, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here are some of the most recent COVID-19 news items.

    Where we are now

    News outlets and other organizations, including The New York Times, Johns Hopkins University and ProPublica have been diligently tracking COVID-19.  Their data indicated that we have a way to go before we can declare ourselves ...

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  • Another Pandemic June 4, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Connecticut (good news) but continue to rise across the rest of the country (not so good).  In light of recent events, I’m using this forum to present some other important data related to COVID-19 and other health issues, along with some personal thoughts.

    The injustice of ...

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  • Colonoscopies Without Fear June 1, 2020

    Colonoscopies Without Fear

    Recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness by learning more about this lifesaving screening.

    As one of the country’s most preventable illnesses, with a readily available test that is both diagnostic and therapeutic, why ...

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