The coronavirus Delta variant is on the move. New cases worldwide are growing at the rate of 700,000 a day. Globally, the unfortunate milestone of more than 200 million cumulative COVID-19 infections has been reached, with an associated death toll of more than 4 million. More than 100,000 n…Continue Reading.
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When we first learned of the new virus circulating in southern China in late 2019, there are a few things we would not have expected in the intervening 20 months. First, we would not have expected the rise of a global pandemic that would infect hundreds of millions of people, hospitalize tens o…Continue Reading.
My name is Dr. Taryn Papandria, and I am the medical director of the emergency department and current medical staff president at Hancock Regional Hospital, and I have been an emergency medicine physician for 17 years. I have dedicated the past 15 years of my career to trying to save the lives a…Continue Reading.
Hancock Health believes in the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine clinic at Hancock Regional Hospital has provided more than 45,000 shots and helped nearly 23,000 individuals achieve immunity from the disease. Nearly 70% of Hancock Health associates have been fully vacc…Continue Reading.
With the new COVID vaccine officially making its way around the country, many are questioning the rapidness with which it was developed and tested. Because there have been so many unknowns involved in this pandemic, Americans are anxious about side effects and just how much protection this vaccin…Continue Reading.
Like most news and updates dealing with Covid-19, the news about FDA approval of two Covid-19 vaccinations for emergency use comes with as many questions as it does answers. Is it safe to get the vaccination? Can I trust it will work? Do I really need it? Our answer to all three questions at Hanc…Continue Reading.
What are antibodies? How do they work? Why are they so important to understanding a virus and how it spreads? These are just a few of the questions we posed to oncologist and CEO of Hancock Physician Network, Dr. Julia Compton. “Antibodies are created by our immune system to help us fight bad t…Continue Reading.
Our community is starting to look more like it did before fears about the coronavirus took over. Retail stores are open, restaurants are seating customers again, people are back in offices, and Hancock Health is almost completely back to business as usual. Day-to-day life is still different, thou…Continue Reading.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hancock Health has worked to adapt to the needs of our community to ensure we keep our patients and our associates safe as we make health possible for Hancock County and beyond each day. As the pandemic grew, we asked non-essential associates to stay home. Now we…Continue Reading.
We know it’s confusing to try to figure out how to get medical care these days. Not only has the virus cancelled schools and milestone celebrations, it’s also made it difficult to figure out what’s open and what’s not for your regular doctor’s appointments, tests, and what to expect in …Continue Reading.