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PRESS RELEASE – Paragon Private Health, to Invest Resources to Help Curb Spread of COVID-19. ​

WITHOUT PROPER EDUCATION, PRIVATE PRACTICES AT GREATER RISK OF COVID-19 Social Responsibility Drives Concierge Company, Paragon Private Health, to Invest Resources to Help Curb Spread. New York, NY (March 5, 2020) Due to growing concerns and uncertainty regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Paragon Private Health is taking a proactive role in sharing accurate information, for …

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COVID-19: Best Resources for Online Education and Updates

With so much information circulating in the media on COVID-19 it can be confusing and difficult to know which source is best and most accurate. We’re here to help.  Our recommendations are: ONLINE RESOURCES 1.) CDC: The CDC is is the leading national public health institute of the United States and has a wealth of …

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What You Need to Know About The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) With Healthcare Expert, Stephen Schimpff, M.D., M.A.C.P

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed By All The News on COVID-19? With so much information circulating in the media on COVID-19 it can be confusing and difficult to know which source is best and most accurate. We’re here to help.   We’ve invited Dr. Stephen Schimpff, a physician, educator, award-winning author, and one of the world’s foremost …

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COCA Call: Clinical Update: Cholera Vaccine for Travelers

Cholera is a disease spread by drinking water or eating food contaminated with toxigenic Vibrio cholerae bacteria. Severe cholera is characterized by large amounts of watery diarrhea, often described as “rice-water stool” because it can have a pale, milky appearance. It can also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If untreated, the loss of fluid …

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COCA Call: Extensively Drug-resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Emerge Among Travelers to or from Pakistan-United States, 2016-2018

Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi (Typhi). Typhi is an important public health problem in developing countries. The estimated global burden of Typhi is 12 to 27 million cases annually. During 2016-2018, an extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella Typhi strain-only susceptible to azithromycin and carbapenems-emerged in Pakistan. More than 5,300 cases have been …

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COCA Call: 2018-2019 Influenza Season and Recommendations for Clinicians

Influenza activity in the United States is increasing and is expected to continue at elevated levels for several more weeks. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses have been most common this season; influenza A(H3N2) and influenza B viruses are also circulating. In the southeastern part of the country, influenza A(H3N2) viruses have been most commonly reported this season. …

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How to follow up with first-time Patients (and prospective new Patients after a consult)

How to follow up with first-time Patients (and prospective new Patients after a consult) Getting the next step right can be a challenge. Your next-step in this “intake strategy” should focus on the Patient and not the Practice. This is where it can be difficult to know what to do next. We love to ask Doctors in …

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