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Sensational Saxophonist Overcomes COVID-19 with Aggressive Treatment and Faith

By |2021-03-25T01:34:20-04:00November 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

“Screamin’ Steve” Barlotta is a fixture at the Jersey Shore. As the saxophone player for the Sensational Soul Cruisers, he typically performs 200 shows a year. This spring, however, he was struggling to breathe while battling COVID-19. Following a round of antibiotics for strep throat in mid-March, Steve, 57, [...]

COLD vs. FLU vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

By |2020-10-16T08:47:05-04:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

With the dropping temperatures and changing leaves signaling the arrival of fall, our community is gearing up for cold and flu season—while taking continued COVID-19 precautions. “Many viruses are present year-round, but seem more prevalent in the colder months for a variety of reasons,” says Philip Angello, MD, board-certified [...]

Autoimmune Diseases in the Era of COVID-19: What You Need to Know

By |2020-11-05T15:16:12-05:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , , , |

By Mutahir Abidi, MD Millions of Americans take medications to suppress their immune system to treat an autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus. Out of fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus, these patients may be tempted to stop taking these medications to boost their immunity. However, this [...]

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