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One of the most effective weapons we have had in the battle against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has been monoclonal antibodies. Unfortunately, late last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pulled its approval for two of the monoclonal antibody therapies that have been in use since early last year because they don’t work against the omicron variant of the virus. Since then, our primary care doctors at Cohen Medical Associates in Delray Beach have received a number of calls asking for more information. So here’s what we know at this time. What are monoclonal antibodies? Monoclonal antibodies are a laboratory-created type of treatment

We are pleased to announce that our founder, Dr. Robert A. Cohen, has been named a Top Doctor by the respected physician-rating firm Castle Connolly. This honor places Dr. Cohen in the top seven percent of doctors in the nation, based on a survey of his peers. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guidcohene consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. “Castle Connolly has a long-standing commitment of providing research and trusted information so that patients can find and connect with the

Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach are among those who have long recommended the Mediterranean diet, not only for weight loss but also for better health. This diet is based on studies during the 1990s that found those in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea tend to live longer, healthier lives than those in other countries. They also have lower rates of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Their way of eating emphasizes a diet high in seafood, fresh produce, nuts, olive oil, and beans. It's low in red meat, dairy, sugar, processed foods, and saturated fat. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to

Some have said that the guidance around wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 “keeps changing,” so they’re just not going to bother with them. Technically, it is correct that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued newer guidance about masks. But our primary care doctors in Delray Beach prefer the term “refining.” The reason is that this is a “novel,” or new, coronavirus. It’s been just two years since the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the U.S., and since its outbreak, scientists and researchers around the world have been learning a

Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach often receive questions from some of our older patients who are concerned about dealing with memory loss. And with good reason. As many as six million Americans have a dementia diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that worldwide trends will result in an increase of nearly 6.8 million cases globally by the year 2050. These trends are smoking, sedentary lifestyles, high body mass index (BMI), high blood sugar, and the aging of the population. All of these are risk factors for developing dementia. So is a family history of the disease. But researchers have been working for

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