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The progression of COVID-19 in the U.S. continues its grim march. At least 190,000 Americans died in the eight months since its initial appearance here, with as many as 410,00 total deaths projected by the end of the year. This projection comes from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). These experts' projections are most often cited by the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Their researchers also advised this figure could be reduced by as much as 30 percent if more of us would wear face coverings, a practice they noted is declining. Our family practice doctors are sobered by

If you have allergies or asthma, our family practice doctors can provide ways to control your symptoms. Aside from medical intervention, however, the best way to protect your sensitive respiratory system is to avoid the allergens that trigger the sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose that are the hallmarks of allergies. One often overlooked allergen is one that is present everywhere, and that is mold. As with allergies to pollen, dust and animal dander, those with a mold allergy could experience many of these symptoms: itchy, watery eyes redness of the eyes wheezing coughing runny nose difficulty breathing fever   Unhealthy but

In days past, if the perfectly normal transition from childbearing years to infertility was discussed at all, it was coyly referred to as “the change.” Fortunately, we’ve progressed to the point where the transition of menopause every woman experiences by her mid- to late-50s is now discussed openly. Still, our family practice doctors at Cohen Medical Associates are aware many misconceptions remain regarding this natural phase of life. We wanted to clear up some of these and offer suggestions on best practices for managing the associated symptoms.   What happens in menopause? Menopause is generally defined as the cessation of menstrual periods for 12

Unless everything you eat comes straight from the farm to your table, chances are you’ve been exposed to bisphenol A (BPA). This is a component that has been in use in food packaging since the 1960s. The potential danger from this material is highlighted in numerous studies over the years. Now a new study demonstrates just how deadly BPAs can be to humans. Our family practice doctors want to give you the background on this ubiquitous substance, and offer tips on ways you can minimize your contact with it.   What is BPA? Bispehnol A is a common industrial chemical used in the production

Because our family practice doctors in Delray Beach so often recommend meditation for stress relief, we thought those of you who aren’t familiar with the practice might appreciate a brief explanation of what it is and what it entails.   What is meditation? Although various meditation traditions date back thousands of years and have been associated in one form or another with all the major religious and philosophical disciplines, these days in America it has come to mean any type of regimen that briefly redirects the mind from everyday concerns, thereby lowering stress levels. There are many different ways to meditate (which we’ll discuss

Just because we largely dodged the proverbial bullet with Isaias doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods when it comes to hurricanes, so our family practice doctors want you to be prepared. Not only are forecasters predicting twice the usual average number of storms for the current hurricane season (which peaks September 10th), but preparation and evacuation will be complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. The following tips were compiled from the American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Hurricane Center, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).   Planning in the time of COVID-19 The CDC offers the following

There are many alarming aspects about the novel coronavirus, from its unusual symptoms, to the lingering effects in many patients, to the fact that it may be possible to get COVID-19 more than once. One of the more disquieting aspects of SARS-CoV-2 is the stealthy way it can spread. Like having a perfectly normal-seeming next-door neighbor who turns out to be a serial killer, the coronavirus often doesn’t advertise its presence until it’s too late. Our family practice doctors in Delray Beach want to bring you up to date on the latest findings we have on the way the virus spreads, and

Whether it’s fending off COVID-19, colds, flu, heart disease, cancer, or any number of other illnesses, a robust immune system is the body’s main line of defense. So our family practice doctors want you to know the best ways to ensure your immune system is as healthy as possible. While our bodies have evolved over millennia to fight off challenges to their survival, these days we face numerous threats to our health that our ancient ancestors never encountered. That includes the novel (i.e., new to the human race) coronavirus, air and water pollution from industrialization, highly processed foods, a 24/7 society

Whether from coronavirus stress or the longer, hotter, steamier summer nights, a good night’s sleep may be harder to come by lately. But our family practice doctors want you to understand how important sleep is to your overall health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that up to a third of Americans do not get the recommended seven hours of sleep a night. And the health issues associated with lack of sufficient sleep are myriad: obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression . . . even a shorter lifespan overall.   Latest findings This last effect was confirmed once