SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, spreads efficiently, with a basic reproductive number of 2.2 to 2.5 determined in Wuhan1,2. The effectiveness of control measures depends on several key epidemiological parameters (Fig. 1a), including the serial interval (duration between symptom onsets of successive cases in a transmission chain) and the incubation period (time between infection and onset of symptoms). Variation between individuals and transmission chains is summarized by the incubation period distribution and the serial interval distribution, respectively. If the observed mean serial interval is shorter than the observed mean incubation period, this indicates that a significant portion of transmission may have occurred before infected persons have developed symptoms. Significant presymptomatic transmission would probably reduce the effectiveness of control measures that are initiated by symptom onset, such as isolation, contact tracing and enhanced hygiene or use of face masks for symptomatic persons.
Over the past few weeks researchers have been discreetly studying a new potential treatment for COVID-19 — and it might not be what you expect.
The treatment in question is called famotidine, and it’s the active ingredient in Pepcid, an over-the-counter medication commonly used to alleviate heartburn.
Since March 13, researchers at Northwell Health, a network of hospitals in New York, have been enrolling patients hospitalized with COVID-19 into their study of famotidine, which is being delivered through an IV in megadoses nine times greater than the typical over-the-counter dose. The drug is being given in combination with the much-touted antimalarial hydroxychloroquine.
Researchers said some data on safety will be available “in a few weeks,” but did not say when data will be available showing whether the drug combination is effective.
Dr. Kevin Tracey, CEO and president of the Feinsteins Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, says the study
Through the Excellence in Medicine Awards, the AMA Foundation recognizes physicians who exemplify the highest values of volunteerism, community engagement, leadership and dedication to the care of underserved populations.
Excellence in Medicine Awards
Applications for the 2018 Excellence in Medicine Awards are now closed. Our application portal will be updated later in 2018 with information for the 2019 application.
List of awards:
The Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award for the Selfless Elimination of Human Suffering
Recognizes the work of a U.S. physician who has demonstrated altruism, compassion, integrity, leadership and personal sacrifice while providing quality health care to a destitute, distressed or marginalized population in an impoverished community.
- Made possible by Debasish Mridha, MD
The Dr. Edmond and Rima Cabbabe Dedication to the Profession Award
Recognizes a physician who demonstrates active and productive improvement to the profession of medicine.
- Made possible by Edmond Cabbabe, MD and Rima Cabbabe
Why Choose Family Medicine?
Family medicine physicians provide comprehensive, continuous healthcare to all members of the family throughout the course of their lives. By building relationships based on communication and respect, these physicians gain a deeper understanding of the whole person, including the range of physical, emotional and socioeconomic factors that influence a person’s health status.
The Department of Family & Community Medicine integrates biological, clinical and behavioral sciences to train our physicians to provide outstanding levels of patient-centered and culturally appropriate care.
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Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Family and Community Medicine
Dr. Fleming’s research and training programs have focused on testing behavioral interventions in community-based primary care practices. He has also published dozens of studies on phospholipids, alcohol biomarkers, chronic pain, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, pharmacotherapy trials, epidemiological studies and educational interventions.
Lecturer of Family
Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient practice still used by millions of people all over the world — even after the development of modern scientific medicine.
At the root of traditional Chinese medicine is the belief that the individual (microcosm) is viewed as an integral part of the forces of nature (macrocosm). By careful observation of nature, Taoist sages were able to perceive patterns common to both the external environment and the internal climate of the human body. Over a period of thousands of years, the cumulative observations of sages all over China led to an intricate system of diagnosis and healing.
These traditional Chinese ancient remedies have more than withstood the tests of time — they have passed the tests of modern medicine. The links at the bottom of this page will take you to articles that explain the theories and practice of traditional Chinese medicine. Explore the history
The Board’s mission is to promote the public health, safety, and welfare by safeguarding the people and animals of Idaho by establishing and enforcing professional standards in the licensure and regulation of veterinary health professionals.
GOVERNOR’S STATEWIDE STAY-HOME ORDER:
Veterinary Services Categorized as Essential
To our Veterinarians and Technicians:
Governor Little has issued a Statewide, 21 day, Stay-at Home Order. As a result of that Order, Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine will close our physical office. However, we will be working from our home offices and will do our best to answer questions, process paperwork, and provide the best level of service possible under the circumstances
Please use email for all of your questions and communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
(We will not have anyone in the office to answer phones.)
Our mail service has been cut to two (2) days per week, so there will likely be some delay in
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Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Medicine at the UT Health San Antonio.
The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the School of Medicine and is committed to excellence in clinical care, education and research.
At UT Health San Antonio, “We Make Lives Better” and this vision is embodied in our Department Mission statement:
• Improve the health of our patients and the community through the discovery and implementation of high value, evidence-based, patient-centered treatment and prevention programs.
• Advance health care for the future by preparing health care providers for life-long learning, translating basic research into clinical practice and redesigning health care delivery to promote population health.
• Promote the growth and success of the School and University through interdisciplinary collaborations in research, integration of clinical care and interprofessional education programs.
• Enhance the lives of our faculty and staff by providing a workplace
Dear Friends; We lost a great man on July 2nd 2017. Dr. Hamer passed away peacefully at his home in Sandefjord, Norway where he lived in exile.
He was an extraordinary man with a brilliant mind. In a short 35 years he managed to understand the cause of all diseases and how to heal from them.
His discovery of “The New Medicine” will change the face of medicine as we know it.
Thank you Geerd for your gift to humanity. Viva La Medicina Sagrada!
Welcome to the Germanic/German New Medicine
In the spirit of the Germanic/German New Medicine, we offer a word of warning. Dr. Hamer’s language and his approach to medicine, disease and the causes of disease may be something of a shock to those of us who are accustomed to modern Western medicine as it has been practiced for the last fifty years.
A first-time visitor