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April 24, 2020

How Friends Relieve Stress and Help Us Cope

by Guest Author

Friends are great, but most of us don’t realize exactly how great: Here’s how close relationships relieve stress and keep you healthy.

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April 22, 2020

Lightning Fast COVID-19 Response at Providence Saint John’s Health Center

by Zara Jethani

An antiviral and an anti-inflammatory therapy against COVID-19, and convalescent plasma are currently in clinical trials at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

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April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Trial: Urgent Call For Blood Plasma Donations

by Zara Jethani

A new trial treatment using blood plasma donations from people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 infection may be helpful in treating other patients with COVID-19.

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April 20, 2020

First COVID-19 Patient Treated Under Emergency Use IND At Providence Saint John’s Health Center

by Guest Author

First COVID-19 Patient Treated Under Emergency Use IND At Providence Saint John’s Health Center Using Stemedica Ischemia-Tolerant Allogeneic Mesenchymal Bone Marrow Cells Published: Apr 20, 2020 Originally published: SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A single patient, emergency Investigational New Drug (IND) use was...

Staying healthy for body and mind
April 2, 2020

Staying healthy for your body and mind at the time of COVID-19 and beyond

by Sarah McEwen, PhD

Looking after yourself at this time is very important. Needless to say, we are all under a tremendous amount of stress which releases the stress hormone cortisol into our brains. This can dampen our immune systems making us more susceptible to sickness. Incorporating some of...

Multiple Sclerosis and Coronavirus
March 30, 2020

3 Things to Know About Multiple Sclerosis and COVID-19

by Barbara Giesser

For anyone with a chronic medical condition, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can raise particular concerns. Here are some frequently asked questions from people with Multiple Sclerosis. 1. What’s the relationship between MS and COVID-19? Having Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in and of itself does not confer a greater...

March 26, 2020

Managing Stress, Isolation, and Risk of Drug or Alcohol Relapse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Keith Heinzerling

The affects of social distancing are a serious concern. Those who suffer from drug or alcohol problems are not only at risk of exposure, but may also be at risk of a relapse. How can stress and isolation during COVID-19 result in a relapse? The...

March 25, 2020

Parkinson’s Disease: Patient Guide to COVID-19

by Giselle Tamula

Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease poses its own challenges, but managing your disease while worrying about the current pandemic can be even more stressful. Here are some basic questions answered, about navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with Parkinson’s Disease. The last few weeks have been challenging...

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March 24, 2020

Back to Basics: Facts and FAQs About COVID-19

by Zara Jethani

It is always good to have fact-based, scientific data to inform your decisions, especially in times like these. Here are some basic questions answered, about minimizing exposure to coronavirus COVID-19. Why does washing your hands with soap help? Coronavirus needs a host to survive and...

Last updated: March 27th, 2020