Treatment

Plasma treatment: Fighting COVID-19 with “other people’s troops”

Plasma treatment: Fighting COVID-19 with “other people’s troops”

There is no cure for COVID-19, but health care professionals are working to find ways to help patients fight it. Last week a new treatment received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency approval, and it relies on members of the community stepping up to help. This treatment uses the plasma of those that recovered from […]

Florida hospitals treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine

Florida hospitals treating COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine

While full clinical testing has not been completed, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is advocating doctors use an established malaria drug in treatment of COVID-19 patients.  In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, DeSantis said they have worked with federal authorities to make hydroxychloroquine available to hospitals in south Florida and soon in Tallahassee.   This drug was […]

Current Alzheimer’s disease research and therapy

Current Alzheimer’s disease research and therapy

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, AD alone composes “an estimated 60 to 80 percent of [dementia] cases.” Furthermore, according to research done by scientists from the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, located in Chicago, Ill., nearly five million Americans were living with this destructive disease […]