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Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach have been learning more about the omicron variant, so we want to share with you what we’ve learned to date. Two weeks ago, Florida reported 75,962 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began. At about the same time, the U.S. also set a new record, with a million new cases in a single day. And just over a week ago, the Miami Herald reported 85,707 cases, the largest multi-day increase since the pandemic began. But caseloads may no longer be telling the most important story. Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation’s top

Because January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, our primary care doctors in Delray Beach want to tell you a bit about this important gland and offer a few steps you can take for the health of your thyroid. Many people aren’t aware of how big a role this tiny butterfly-shaped gland plays in their overall health. Located at the front of the neck, just below Adam’s apple, it produces a hormone (thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH) that influences every cell in the body. As a result, when something goes wrong with it, this little gland can produce big problems. Overview The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates

With COVID-19 cases soaring in Florida and the rest of the country, along with concerns about the new omicron COVID-19 variant, our primary care doctors in Delray Beach want to give you the latest guidance on ways to protect yourself and your family. As we said a few weeks ago, there’s no need to panic about the omicron virus. We’re still in a better place than we were in March of 2020. We know more about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and we have more tools available to prevent and treat it. On the other hand, there’s still a great deal we don’t

As we head into the new year, many of you will be trying to lose weight. It’s the most common New Year’s resolution, and one of the hardest to stick to. There are thousands of diets available, but one thing most of them have in common is a high failure rate. You may lose some weight in the beginning, but either reach a plateau and stop losing or even end up regaining the lost pounds. So our primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach would like to suggest an entirely different way of approaching food. Many people have found

Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach want to say right up front that, when it comes to the omicron variant of the coronavirus, we still don’t know much for sure, and likely won’t for at least another few weeks. But there are some things we are beginning to discover, and we can make a few assumptions about others. Why the concern? When the omicron variant first appeared in South Africa, researchers were concerned. It contained so many mutations on the spike protein shell —30 mutations from the original coronavirus. At least three of those mutations appeared to give the virus the

Okay, the headline may be a trifle exaggerated, but our primary care doctors in Delray Beach continue to be impressed with the studies that show the many benefits of coffee. It may not be an actual miracle drug. However, research has found that regular coffee consumption has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and strokes. Also, a lower risk of heart failure, melanoma, diabetes, liver and prostate cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. And studies have found that the caffeine in two cups of coffee a day provides significant protection against dementia. A study released in November found that individuals who

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus began to ravage the nation nearly two years ago, our primary care doctors in Delray Beach were as frustrated as the rest of the medical community. We had no vaccines, no tests to find out who had COVID-19, and no reliable treatments available. Now, however, we have safe, effective vaccines. Nearly 60% of Americans have received the vaccination against the coronavirus. Rapid at-home test kits, while still in short supply, are becoming more available for a relatively low cost. And now we have several treatments that can shorten the symptoms and duration of the infection in most people. Science marches

Stress is a part of life, especially lately. If you’re alive, there’s no way of escaping it. But there are ways to mitigate it, and the harmful effects it can have on the body. So our primary care doctors in Delray Beach want to explain what’s so dangerous about it, and suggest ways to help control it. Good stress and bad stress All stress isn’t bad. Without a certain amount of stress, we couldn’t survive. In 1936 Dr. Hans Selye defined stress as “the non-specific responses of the body to any demand for change. He then distinguished between “eustress” or good stress, and “distress,”

Our primary care doctors promised to keep you apprised of the latest coronavirus news. This includes the evolving guidance from the government regarding the COVID-19 booster vaccine. So here’s the latest information from the experts. Who is eligible now? Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 booster shots. For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot six months or more after their initial series: those aged 65 years and older anyone age 18 or older who lives in long-term care settings. This includes those in

Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach were saddened to learn of the death of Gen. Colin Powell last month from COVID-19. We were also concerned to see that some misinformed people took the wrong lesson from his particular case. Several people heard he received a full dosage of the vaccine against the coronavirus. Then, they asked what might seem a logical question: “Then how did he die of COVID?” The answer is, his having received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine wasn’t the whole story. Here’s the rest of it. Complicating factors Colin Powell was 84 years old. His age automatically put him at higher