What’s New

September 14, 2020
There are nearly two million people in the United States who are living with a loss of a limb. Whether from trauma of disease, amputees have had few options for prosthetics. Now, new research is allowing the first amputees are experiencing the sense of touch.
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and for many patients this cancer is curable. However, for patients with medullary thyroid cancer, a rare form of the disease, there have been very few options. Now, innovative doctors are aiding in a passionate family’s fight against the deadly cancer
For those who have recovered from COVID-19, the path can be a long one. The more time spent in the ICU and on a ventilator, the harder and longer it will be to get back to normal … or get to a new normal
It was the worst act of terrorism in our country’s history; of the 2,700 people killed in New York City, more than 400 were fire fighters, paramedics, and police officers. Now, researchers are looking into Ground Zero dust to find the long-term effects on health
In March, the FDA allowed antibody tests to come into the US without review. But too many false positives proved detrimental in helping to know who has COVID-19. Now, many university labs across the country are working to change that

Doctor’s In-depth Interview of the week
OCD: Dealing with Compulsions During Pandemic
Eric Storch, PhD, Vice Chair Department of Psychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine, SAN ANTONIO, Texas

Quote of the week:

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” 

— Mark Train

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