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.
What is so regularly being called our “new normal” doesn’t really feel very normal, no matter how many businesses reopen and how many neighbors hold parties. That’s not cheerful news, but it’s an important point for protecting the vulnerable among us: The virus is still spreading, in al…Continue Reading.
It’s right there on your face—your most personal and identifiable body part. And you’ve gotta have it when you’re out in the world, so why wouldn’t you want it to show a little personality? Since CDC recommendations urged everyone to wear masks in public, and since we’ve all started a…Continue Reading.
The kinds of masks that keep out microparticles and best keep wearers safe are also hard to come by right now and should be reserved for healthcare workers. But research has shown that any mask is better than no mask—especially when it comes to keeping your own (possibly virus-inclusive) cootie…Continue Reading.
The risks of contracting COVID-19 come with some surprising details: A sneeze releases 30,000 droplets, which may contain a whopping 200 million virus particles traveling at 200 miles an hour. So if an infected person coughs in the grocery story, those virus particles she released in produce may …Continue Reading.