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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: Caring for seniors during the pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states eight of 10 deaths in the U.S. due to COVID-19 are adults 65 older. The pandemic has highlighted the cracks in the health care system, from systemic racism to the lack of quality care for our aging population. Alignment Healthcare’s Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Arta Bakshandeh 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…