The Frightening Phenomenon of Hospital-Acquired Delirium
When a loved one goes into the hospital, the last thing you’d expect is that they would suddenly turn into someone else overnight. But that’s what can happen with a little-known phenomenon called “hospital-acquired delirium.” Because it occurs frequently, our primary
Protecting Yourself Against the New COVID-19 Variant
This month, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the newest COVID-19 variant, known as XBB.1.5, is the most transmissible subvariant we’ve seen so far. Mehul Suthar, who studies emerging viral infections at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta,
Should You Be Worried About RSV?
You may think that because nearly all the media attention regarding the respiratory illness RSV has been focused on children you don’t have to worry. But our primary care doctors in Delray Beach want you to know that it can and
Staying Safe from COVID-19 While Enjoying the Holidays
Nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are behaving as if the threat from the virus is over. Yet there are still over 300 people in the U.S. who are dying from COVID-19 every day. But our primary care
Polio Is Back—Do You Need Another Vaccination?
The first case of polio in the U.S. in nearly 10 years detected in a New York City suburb this summer has raised alarms among public health officials. Ever since the news broke, our primary care doctors in Delray Beach
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About a Paxlovid ‘Rebound’
Ever since news reports that President Biden had a “rebound” infection of COVID-19 after taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid, our primary care doctors in Delray Beach have heard questions from some of our patients who are now concerned about using
Proof That Anyone Can Get Deep-Vein Thrombosis
Many people believe that the condition known as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) only occurs in older people or those who have been confined to bed or are traveling long distances in cramped quarters, like an airplane. But our primary care doctors in
FDA Authorizes New Vaccine as COVID-19 Surges Again
You may be tired of hearing our primary care doctors in Delray Beach tell you that the latest version of the COVID-19 virus is the worst one ever, but that is actually the case with the current omicron subvariant, BA.5.
The Pros and Cons of Rapid COVID-19 Tests
When will the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus be gone? Our primary care doctors in Delray Beach wish we knew the answer to that. What we do know is that it’s still circulating among us, especially here in South Florida. According to the latest
Can Exercise Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages were living with Alzheimer’s-type dementia in 2019. This number includes an estimated 5.6 million people ages 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals under age 65 who