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While it is hard to write about anything besides the new vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, suffice it to say, vaccines are on the way and 2021 should be a lot better than 2020. This is especially true for parents at home with school-age children, grandparents who are missing a lot of visits and hugs from grandchildren and even those who would just like to travel safely outside the Big Canoe gates.

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Unless you have been living in a cave or in almost total isolation (come to think of it, that is most of us), you are aware of the many media reports showing promising preliminary results of one of many vaccines for fighting the coronavirus. With results published almost daily, a safe and ef…

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Clinicians often have to weigh the benefit vs. risk of any drug they prescribe. The risks may include side effects, drug interactions or adverse reactions. In the case of statins used to treat high cholesterol, there is a strong consensus on the benefit of these drugs to reduce the LDL, “bad…

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This fall we have more unknowns than usual. Who will win the elections and, perhaps more importantly, when will all the political ads end? Will there be a resurgence of COVID-19? When will a vaccine be ready, and will it be safe? How long does immunity last? And when will I be able to hug my…

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The three medical conditions that scare me—and I suspect many Big Canoe residents—the most are cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Maybe add COVID-19. This month we focus on stroke, defined as a sudden loss of brain function for more than 24 hours. The incidence of death from strokes in …

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CAR T is not an electric vehicle or hybrid from Toyota, or the latest model of a Tesla! Rather, it is an acronym for Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapy. This technology has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat several cancers, with clinical trials underway to investigate…

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I am sure it would be a big surprise to most residents that there have been several unreported cases right here in Big Canoe. Quarantine is optional but protective clothing is absolutely indicated. Healthcare personnel tell us to expect wave after wave of new cases this summer and fall in ad…

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(Family Features) During pre-COVID times, wedding concerns like venue capacity had far more to do with budget and vision than with the health … Read more