Doctor Column

Osteoporosis Revisited

September 25, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board Lisa, a 73year old retired school teacher, went to a pastry shop to purchase a regular coffee and a plain donut. Before ordering, she turned around to pick up a few napkins. She slipped, fell, and landed on her buttocks. After the commotion subsided, she calmed the nerves of the owners, and walked two blocks to keep her 11 a. m. hair

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Messenger RNA Vaccines: How Do They Protect Us Against COVD-19?

September 15, 2021

Joseph R Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board Our immune system is the strongest defense we have against disease. mRNA, or messenger Ribonucleic Acid is the breakthrough vaccine technology used by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech pharmaceutical companies to tweak our immune system to protect us against the COVID-19 virus. The companies using mRNA technology instruct the immune system to manufacture neutralizing antibodies to fight COVID. Currently, these vaccines are

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Get the Booster Shot — Being Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 is NOT Enough!

September 05, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board John, a construction worker, got down from his truck and his left foot landed on a rusty nail. Ouch! When he took his shoe off, the foot was bleeding, and he couldn’t put pressure on it. Fellow workers took him to a nearby hospital where X-rays showed no evidence of a fracture. The emergency room physician cleaned the area

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Why It Is Important to Understand the Different Stages of Cancer

August 25, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2020 there will be 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 606,520 cancer deaths in the United States. Cancer staging and grading of these tumors are important guidelines for doctors and patients in dealing with the treatment

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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test — “AUDIT”

August 15, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a global problem. World Health Organization estimates that 3 million deaths are directly attributable to the harmful use of alcohol. It’s linked to more than two hundred diseases and injuries. Mental problems, death and disabilities occur relatively early in life and there may be an association between alcohol misuse and infectious diseases

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Heat Stroke and Related Heat Illnesses — How To Keep Your ‘Cool’ During Heat Waves

August 05, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board The National Weather Service reported that the average temperature for the month of June 2021 in the US was the hottest on record. “An Inconvenient Truth” is that climate change is real and its damaging medical and economic effects are real and intensifying. In June and July of 2021, the Pacific Northwest and Southwest were in the throes

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Head Trauma: “Shake It and You Break It!” Traumatic Brain Injury

July 25, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board Trauma is the most common cause of death in young people. And almost half of these trauma-related deaths are caused by head injury. It’s estimated that over 50,000 deaths a year in the United States is attributed to head injury. In 2014, according to the CDC, there were approximately “2.87 million brain injury-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations in the US”

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Five Reasons Why COVID-19 Vaccine’s Injected in the Upper Arm — In the Deltoid Muscle

July 15, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board Thousands of public service messages have encouraged American to roll up their sleeves and take a shot in the arm to become vaccinated against COVID-19. Despite different methods of administering vaccines, the aim of vaccinations is to protect people against specific diseases. Vaccines introduce antigens — substances into the body to uplift the immune system to recognize, neutralize and defeat foreign

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Centenarians, COVID and Grandpa

July 05, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board It was May of 2020 when Jeannine’s frustration spilled into anger. She fired blanks trying to get her grandfather vaccinated against COVID-19. Doctors’ offices, “We don’t have the vaccine.” Local health officials, “We’re working on it. I suggest you go to the internet (.gov) for the latest information.” The internet was unhelpful. Hospitals “nada.” As a last resort,

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When Will the COVID-19 Pandemic End?

June 25, 2021

Joseph R. Anticaglia MD Medical Advisory Board As the incidence of COVID-19 slopes downward in the United States and the vaccination rates climb, a sense of relief and normalcy is returning to the country. You can make indoor restaurant reservations more easily, fly across the nation, take part in sporting events outdoors or indoors, attend religious services and in person schooling is set to resume at the end

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