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[FactCheck] COVID-19 Face Mask Advice, Explained


It’s a seemingly simple question that has divided experts and nations since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak: Should members of the public who aren’t sick use face masks to limit the spread of the disease? For months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintained that the only people who needed to wear face [...]

[FactCheck] COVID-19 Face Mask Advice, Explained2020-04-14T20:32:39+00:00

[NPR] How Safe Is It To Eat Takeout?


With the fear of infection on our minds these days, it's easy to get panicky about everyday choices. Infectious disease and food safety experts weigh in on ordering dinner to-go. "I know people are worried, but from what we know currently about the virus, it's safe to eat food prepared at restaurants so long as [...]

[NPR] How Safe Is It To Eat Takeout?2020-04-09T18:36:29+00:00

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak


In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officials may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. The government has the right to enforce federal and state laws related to public health if people within [...]

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak2020-04-03T18:36:02+00:00

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV – Updated: March 20, 2020


This interim guidance reviews special considerations for persons with HIV and their health care providers in the United States regarding COVID-19. Information and data on COVID-19 are rapidly evolving. This guidance includes general information to consider. Clinicians should refer to updated sources for more specific recommendations regarding COVID-19. Guidance for all Persons with HIV [...]

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV – Updated: March 20, 20202020-04-02T21:15:33+00:00

COVID-19 Basic Immune Response


Just for clarification: SARS-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. The current COVID-19 PCR test measures viral RNA. It does not measure our immune response to the virus. Viral RNA is only found in blood with active viral infection (or for a short period of time after recovery). In fact, in theory, we should get [...]

COVID-19 Basic Immune Response2020-03-24T18:57:54+00:00

From SOCIAL to PHYSICAL Distance


SARS-CoV-2 (SARS-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets produced from an infected person, even if that person does not know he/she is already infected. Most transmissions occur during very close contact with an infected person or when an infected person coughs or sneezes around you. A six-feet parameter [...]

From SOCIAL to PHYSICAL Distance2020-03-23T19:22:16+00:00

OIC COVID-19 Response


During this most difficult time, we at OIC strive to continue to take the best care of you and all the health needs of our patients. Due to the severity of the situation involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have had to implement many (temporary) changes in the best interest and the safety of both our [...]

OIC COVID-19 Response2020-03-23T19:21:50+00:00

How to Easily Get Medically Prepared for a Hurricane


Getting medically prepared for a hurricane is easier than you think. But it could be even more important than your typical hurricane prep routine. Hurricanes are erratic, powerful and destructive forces of nature. In addition, they can rapidly grow stronger. Or even decrease in strength but stall bringing wind and rain for extended periods of [...]

How to Easily Get Medically Prepared for a Hurricane2019-09-04T14:42:46+00:00

Why Preventive Medical Care Matters to You


We only have one life! So live your happiest, healthiest life through prevention! What is preventive medical care? Preventive medical care is any medical service that will help prevent an emergency or chronic condition.  “I’m active and feel great – I don’t need a doctor!” That's the entire purpose! To keep you that way! It [...]

Why Preventive Medical Care Matters to You2019-08-09T23:18:06+00:00