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Rx REPORT: Eye health is critical during pandemic

From the onset of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned the public that the virus could enter the body through the eyes and spread throughout the body through superficial blood vessels within the conjunctiva. The tissue that protects the eye from dust, debris, and infection-causing microorganisms is the conjunctiva.   “The Read More…

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Rx REPORT: Is it safe to visit the dentist? Here’s what one says

Did you know that there are more than 2 million emergency room visits for dental issues each year? From a broken tooth, the pain of an abscessed tooth, or swollen bleeding gums, people need to see a dentist. But since COVID-19, many dental offices have closed and dental workers have been in quarantine.  On May Read More…

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Rx REPORT: Researcher contracted COVID-19 in hospital

Rain or shine, when scientist and researcher Bilal Qizilbash is not conducting cancer research, he feeds the homeless in Jackson, Mississippi. His work was sidelined when he contracted COVID-19. Before COVID-19, the Jackson, Mississippi community was hungry. Known as the center of the U.S. food desert, one in five people in Jackson go hungry daily, Read More…