This year has presented unique challenges to us all, but in the midst of a public health pandemic it’s hard not to focus on those working on the “front lines” of that fight, bringing an added sense of gravitas and appreciation to the 2020 NJBIZ Health Care Heroes Awards.
Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine before safety trials are completed? The FDA says they may fast track promising vaccines to make them available to the public. Medications have been authorized in this way by EUA, Emergency Use Authorization. Our chief of infectious diseases Dr. Saggar weighs in on this new development, plus why he thinks the antivax movement could negatively impact progress
Can you catch COVID-19 twice in a short amount of time? Researchers in Hong Kong say they have identified someone who was infected twice within 5 months. The patient was found to have different genetic markers each time, proving this case was not a lingering illness but two separate incidents of infection. Dr. Suraj Saggar, chief of infectious disease, says this is not a surprise and to not be alarmed.
Is it the flu or Covid-19? Both share common symptoms. However, researchers are hoping symptoms and the order in which one experiences symptoms can offer clues. Dr. Suraj Saggar, Holy Name's chief of infectious disease, weighs in on the study.
NBC News profiles Ed Pierce, a Holy Name patient who was on a ventilator for 36 days after he contracted Covid-19. But despite his recovery, he is still undergoing symptoms. Holy Name's new PACER, Post Acute Covid Exercise Rehabilitation Program is trying to get him and others back to their former selves.
When Ed Pierce survived COVID-19 after being on a ventilator for 36 days, doctors and nurses at Holy Name Medical Center celebrated a victory. But Ed soon realized the battle wasn't over, while doctors begin to learn more about COVID's long-term effects.
TEANECK — Holy Name Medical Center can proceed with hearings on its proposed expansion and revised traffic pattern on Chadwick Road, the Township Council said Wednesday morning after a lengthy meeting.