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COVID-19 Cases Rise among Young Adults: What it Means for the Outbreak and Tips for Staying Safe
August 3, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rise among Young Adults: What it Means for the Outbreak and Tips for Staying Safe

As the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to rise across the country, health agencies and local governments warn about the rising trend of young adults testing positive for the virus. While there are several factors, experts say that the shift towards younger patients can be primarily attributed to the increased testing capabilities. Moreover, some speculate that young adults are more likely to be lax about following universal precautions (proper face mask ettiquette, hand hygiene,

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It is Safer to Drive or Fly During COVID-19?
July 27, 2020

Is It Safer to Drive or Fly During COVID-19?

Posted by Dr. Thomas Horowitz

As lockdown orders are gradually relaxed across the nation and around the world, people are making travel plans for summer and are thinking about taking that vacation they put off because of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving and it is difficult to completely protect yourself from the risk of infection, until an effective vaccine is developed, if you decide to travel.

It’s best to avoid

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Understanding Contact Tracing and How it Can Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
July 13, 2020

Understanding Contact Tracing and How It Can Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Posted by Dr. Thomas Horowitz

Since the onset of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, you may have come across the term ‘contact tracing’ in the news, social media, or websites of health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). For decades, public health departments have used a simple process called contact tracing to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and curb outbreaks.

What is Contact Tracing

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Safety Tips for Dining Out During COVID-19
June 29, 2020

Safety Tips for Dining Out During COVID-19

Posted by Dr. Thomas Horowitz

As Los Angeles County gradually lifts the ‘Safer at Home’ restrictions, more businesses are allowed to open to the public, while following the required safety protocols. Many of you may plan to visit your favorite local restaurant or cafe after three months of lockdown and staying indoors.

With the reopening of restaurants, there may be changes in etiquette needed for disease protection and to assure business viability.

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Strategies to Cope with Fear During Uncertain Times
June 12, 2020

Strategies to Cope with Fear During Uncertain Times

By Dr. Kenneth M. Karotkin

Recently, global events like the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly reshaped our lives and brought unimaginable change. Sudden changes can make us feel overwhelmed, with fear being a normal response to such situations.

Fear is necessary to keep us safe, but it can become disproportionately magnified or out of control—keeping us from doing our best and doing what’s necessary to manage the uncertainty. Coping with fear and uncertainty is a

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