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  • Best Laid Plans September 4, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    Here’s some of the latest news related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Another reason to kick the habit

    This may seem intuitive, but there is now evidence demonstrating a real link between recent tobacco use and higher risk for COVID-19.  Both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes seem to pose increased risk.

    The hidden value of ...

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  • Back to School August 16, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    I’m back from a brief hiatus, so for this installment, I thought I would address issues related to returning to school.

    Amidst all of the frustration, confusion, uncertainty and mixed messaging we’ve encountered thus far over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a handful of certainties upon which we can ...

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  • Dr. Leibowitz Presentation – New Canaan Library Presents: Is Telehealth Here to Stay? July 31, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way physicians are seeing healthy patients these days. New Canaan Library is pleased to present a live webinar by Dr. Larry Leibowitz, joined by Michael Turpin, Executive Vice President at USI Insurance Services, who will explore the topic and seek to answer the question of whether telehealth is here ...

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  • Fact vs. Fiction July 18, 2020

    To my Patients and Friends,

    There’s not a lot of exciting news this week.  Although it appears increasingly likely that a vaccine may be available to the general public some time in the spring of 2021, the short-term outlook continues to look rather grim.

    First, a brief disclaimer

    I recognize that it’s inappropriate for me to express ...

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  • As We Try to Kick Through Quicksand July 11, 2020

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

    As things stand

    On July 10, The U.S. saw a record 70,000 new COVID-19 cases, and we are now brushing up against 1,000 deaths per day.  The current U.S. daily incidence is more than 50% higher than it was at the time of our first ...

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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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