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As COVID-19 cases spread across the state and nation, demand is growing for blood tests to identify people who have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and developed antibodies to it. Such antibodies may confer at least some immunity to the virus, allowing people to return to work and school — and help jump-start the flagging U.S. economy. It also may identify people whose blood donations could be used to make convalescent plasma, an investigational treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
You don't have to sacrifice flavor when reducing or eliminated extra salt in your diet. There is a wonderful world of herbs and spices out there that can turn a ho-hum dish into a taste extravaganza — and deliver myriad health benefits.
As more companies reopen for businesses, employees eager to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection may need to adjust their work environments and their habits to stay safe.
When test results for the first UCI Medical Center patient suspected of COVID-19 were delayed by a logjam at the county health department, UCI Health pathology services leaders resolved to bring testing in-house, whatever it took.
Telecommuting for work, school lessons by computer and online socializing means the number of hours we spend staring at electronic devices has grown exponentially during the COVID-19 crisis. It can lead to negative physical and psychological side effects — especially in children — unless checked, UCI Health physicians say.