kids catch COVID

More Kids Catch COVID-19

Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told the story of a teacher in Marin County, California, who came to work one day in May feeling fatigued, with a little nasal congestion. She brushed it off as allergies.

The teacher, who was not vaccinated against COVID-19, took off her mask just long enough to read to the class during story time. Two days later, she tested positive for the virus. So did half her elementary school class of 24. And so did a total of 27 others in other classes, their parents, and siblings.

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Benefits of Coffee

More Studies Find Benefits of Coffee

If you love your morning cup of java, our concierge primary care doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter want to encourage you to drink up. That’s because recent research has linked benefits of regular coffee consumption to a decreased risk of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and liver cancer.

And there’s more good news from a new study by the American Heart Association (AHA). It found that drinking one or more cups of plain, caffeinated coffee a day was associated with a long-term reduced risk of heart failure.

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danger to kids

Tiny Toy Magnets Pose Danger to Kids

We all know that little children can’t resist putting things into their mouths. It’s one of the ways they explore their new world. But this practice can often be dangerous, especially when it comes to tiny magnet toys.

These toys are composed of high-powered magnets the size of BBs and even smaller. You can twist them into an endless array of fascinating shapes and are irresistible to adults as well as children. So our concierge primary care doctors in Jupiter want to explain the danger to kids that can be involved in having these toys around the house.

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COVID vaccine questions

Answers to Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

In recent weeks, Florida has become “ground zero” of this summer’s COVID-19 outbreak, currently making up a fifth of all infections and hospitalizations in the country. This is due to the highly contagious delta variant.

As more people contract the virus, many of them are reaching out from their hospital beds begging others to get the vaccine that they declined. But our concierge primary care doctors in Jupiter also know that many of you still have questions or concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

So we’d like to offer some answers to common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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eggs and health

The Latest Word on Eggs and Your Health

Are eggs good or bad for your health? It actually depends on whom you ask. Which doesn’t help much when people are deciding whether to include them in their diets. This is especially true for those on the popular keto and similar diets. These emphasize large amounts of protein, including eggs.

So our primary care concierge doctors at MD 2.0 in Jupiter want to bring you up to date on all the latest research to help you decide for yourself if eggs are good or bad for your health.

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summer mosquitoes

Declare War on Mosquitoes This Summer

For the past year-and-a-half, we’ve been at war against an unseen but deadly coronavirus. But our family practice doctors in Jupiter, Florida, want to remind you of another war humanity has been fighting for millennia: the one against mosquitoes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the pesky mosquitoes are more than just a summer annoyance. It’s one of the world’s most deadly animals.

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COVID fertility

COVID-19’s Possible Impact on Men’s Fertility

As our primary care doctors in Jupiter have told you before, the COVID-19 vaccines don’t impact fertility. Yet this unfortunate and untrue rumor persists.

Ironically, however, infection with COVID-19 may eventually prove to cause a loss of fertility in men, according to a recent study. It’s still too early to tell whether the condition lasts beyond a few weeks. There appears to be, however, little doubt that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been detected in the testes of laboratory animals and humans who have contracted COVID-19.

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handshaking

Is Handshaking Gone for Good?

One thing our primary care doctors in Jupiter were not sad to lose during the pandemic was the ancient tradition of handshaking. It’s not because we’re anti-social. Quite the opposite, in fact. We love meeting new people, as well as seeing people we haven’t seen in awhile.

When people avoided each other, wore masks, and bumped elbows instead of shaking hands when they did meet, the incidence of other communicable diseases plunged. Science says the reduction in handshaking played a big role in that.

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