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You asked: Is it safe to travel to a music festival?

Oct 7, 2021

TWP — Traveling has always come with complications, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it more challenging than ever. Our By The Way Concierge column will take your travel dilemmas to the experts to help you navigate the new normal. 

In a By The Way Concierge first, every single public health expert I talked to had the same take on your question: Go to the music festival.

Given all of the parameters you laid out to reduce most of your coronavirus risks, “this person has my blessing to go to the music festival,” said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of population health and disease prevention at University of California at Irvine.

Of course, as with everything during the pandemic, he had a few caveats.

For starters, his seal of approval is “not the same as a watertight guarantee that they won’t get a breakthrough case,” Noymer said. “There are no absolutely watertight guarantees right now given where transmission is at in most of the country.”

DNR Orders Have Unintended Negative Consequences, Study Shows

Sept 3, 2021

Forbes — A recent study found that do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, while meant to reduce needless suffering, often lead to increased death rates and worse medical care.

Many people think that DNR orders mean doctors will “pull the plug” if they’re brain dead or unable to breath. However, hospitals increasingly interpret DNR to mean ‘Do Not Treat,’ with such inaction often leading to unintended consequences and negative outcomes.

The study was conducted by e7 Health, a preventative health and wellness company, and includes peer-reviewed data from the CDC, American Heart Association and Harvard Medical School…




e7health.com CEO Discusses Implications Of COVID-19 Vaccination Of Children

Sept 28, 2021

MR — MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Baktari, CEO discusses Pfizer’s recent announcement that their vaccine trial for children ages 5-11 has been safe and effective, marking a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19.

MedicalResearch.com: What risks should parents weigh?

Response: Pfizer has already said that based on their studies the lower dose two shot COVID vaccine for children is safe, meaning that their data shows minimal side effects. If that data is correct, then we should expect the same minor symptoms we see with teenagers to the COVID vaccine

5 things employers should keep in mind about the Delta variant

Sept 28, 2021

LVBP — The pandemic has shaken up public health, but it also has shifted workplace structures and practices. Today, employers now navigate a tight labor market while trying to keep current staff happy and productive. All of this comes as hot debates around vaccine mandates continue and the Delta variant surges.

For employers, figuring out how to keep employees safe, productive and happy may have never been more complex. But one thing is certain: Health and safety is still at the center of all these conversations. If you’re an employer, here are five things to keep in mind during these unique times.

1. CONTAGIOUSNESS OF THE VARIANT

The Delta variant’s genetic code has morphed enough to give it a significant advantage that allows it to more easily jump from one person to the next. In fact, it’s about three times more transmissible, and comes with a much higher viral load, than the alpha version. The Delta variant is also showing more asymptomatic cases, which could only make increased spread more of an issue…

OPINION | MASTERSON ONLINE: Reconsidering DNR

Sept 25, 2021

NADG — At this stage of life, I’ve considered signing a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order should doctors believe I’m at the end with no hope of restoring quality of life (well, except to wonder if the care home is serving Salisbury steak or spaghetti for dinner.)

Then I read something interesting. Before deciding to sign a DNR, valued readers would be wise to examine an e7health.com analysis of 10 peer-reviewed studies from, among others, the American Heart Association, Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control.

The analysis doesn’t advise against signing such an order, but concludes that patients and their families should consider their individual circumstances.

The orders intended to reduce needless suffering often can lead to increased death rates and worse care, according to e7health. Jonathan Baktari, the triple-board-certified CEO of e7health, explained potential problems with signing a DNR without becoming familiar with what it actually entails.

CDC Director Overrules Panel to Include Frontline Workers in Booster Rollout

Sept 24, 2021

VeryWellHealth —In a rare move, the director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday overruled an advisory panel’s recommendation by including frontline workers in the Pfizer booster vaccine rollout.

“It is my job to recognize where our actions can have the greatest impact,” CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH said in a press statement.

Under the new designation, the CDC now recommends a third Pfizer shot for people over 65, residents in long-term care facilities, all adults who have underlying medical conditions, and people who are at occupational risk of COVID-19 transmission such as healthcare workers and teachers.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a CDC panel, had excluded frontline workers from the booster campaign in a 9-to-6 vote. The decision received heavy backlash from healthcare groups and advocates, who stressed the need for additional protection among first responders.

Pfizer: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective in Children Ages 5 to 11

Sept 20, 2021

VeryWellHealth — Balancing the vaccine’s ability to fight off the virus with its potential to overwork the immune system is sometimes referred to as the Goldilocks effect, in which scientists find out how to make the product “not too hot, not too cold,” she adds.

Jonathan Baktari, MD, CEO of e7health.com, says that the reason for giving a smaller vaccine dose to children is comparable to why pharmacies carry children’s Tylenol in addition to the full-strength formula. 

“These are smaller human beings, and technically, their immune systems may be unusually robust compared to an older adult,” Baktari tells Verywell.

 

Why Pfizer Changed The Name Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine

Aug 30, 2021

HealthDigest — On August 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued full authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, approving the vaccine’s official name — Comirnaty — in the process (via Verywell Health). Why the name change? Well, Comirnaty is the official brand name of the vaccine. Before receiving full FDA approval, pharmaceutical companies aren’t allowed to market or advertise the vaccine. That’s why it was simply referred to as the Pfizer vaccine when it was still being administered under the FDA’s emergency use authorization…

Same Vaccine, New Name. Why Did Pfizer Choose Comirnaty?

Aug 24, 2021

VeryWellHealth —After an FDA approval, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is entering the market under a new name: “Comirnaty.”

Twitter users took a jab at the rebrand, but registering a product name is a relatively common procedure after it’s approved by the FDA.

Jonathan Baktari, MD, CEO of e7health.com, who has been in the vaccine business before the pandemic, tells Verywell that all pharmaceutical companies name their drugs or vaccines.

“They don’t usually name a product after their parent name,” he says.

Azithromycin Does Not Reduce Hospitalizations, Death in COVID-19 Patients

Aug 17, 2021

ACEP Now — The addition of azithromycin to standard of care does not reduce the risk of hospital admission or death in patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19, a new clinical trial shows.

“At the time the study was started, we really didn’t know whether this approach would have no effect or whether it would potentially have a very large effect,” said Dr. Timothy Hinks of the University of Oxford in the U.K.

“Now,” he told Reuters Health by email, “combined with data from the other major trials, we are confident this is not a useful treatment for COVID-19.”…

 

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Las Vegans have been waiting: ‘Since they approved it, I know it is safe’

Aug 23, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Since COVID-19 vaccines came out early this year, many Las Vegans have had concerns about getting the shot before full FDA approval.

But with today’s announcement granting full approval for the Pfizer vaccine, experts expect more people to be heading to clinics like the one at the Stan Fulton Building on the UNLV campus to start the process to get fully vaccinated.

With full approval, more people are lining up to get their shot.

As the push to vaccinate more against COVID continues, resistance to mandates grows

Aug 13, 2021

MLive.com – Julie Richardson, immunized against COVID-19 since March, would not see a medical provider she knew was unvaccinated. She believes health workers need to protect themselves and their patients.

Dale Blain, a truck driver, is staunchly opposed to COVID-19 vaccines and would quit a job if an employer required vaccination. “You can’t believe anything, anything you hear on the statistics on this stuff.”

Both are retired and in their 60s with homes in the Jackson area, but have very different views on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine mandates.

Young children see greatest percent increase in Michigan COVID cases in recent weeks

Aug 11, 2021

MLive.com – In the last five weeks, the greatest uptick in new coronavirus cases was reported in children ages 9 and younger, Michigan data shows.

The number of confirmed cases among the youngest segment of the state population increased by 3.5% from July 2 to Aug. 9, according to Department of Health and Human Services data.

This comes as the highly contagious Delta variant surges in the state, the number of people seeking COVID-19 vaccinations has slowed and children, many unvaccinated, are soon to return to school.

COVID-19 Testing Demand interview with DR Jonathan Baktari MD

Aug 5, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – As COVID-19 infections spread across Southern Nevada there is a growing need for Coronavirus testing. However, many of the biggest test sites closed weeks ago, and some patients are finding appointments are not immediately available.

“It took me about four days to get something scheduled,” said Justin Mevs, who showed up to a testing site Thursday at CSN. “I am flying on Saturday, and they told me they don’t know if I will have my results by then because they were a little busy.”

Dr. Jonathan Baktari of E7 Health said the demand for rapid tests has prompted his clinics to get new tests…

Should You Worry About the Lambda Variant?

July 26, 2021

VeryWellHealth —Jonathan Baktari, MD, CEO of e7health, says that administering a booster vaccine or formulating a variant-specific vaccine could be productive next steps. 

“There’s hardly any vaccines I can think of that are single dose,” Baktari tells Verywell. “What the vaccine world knew prior to COVID [is] that you generally needed a booster to get the immune system to rev up the machinery to make more antibodies.”…

U.S. Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration

July 21, 2021

VeryWellHealth —Since the initial declaration, nearly 34 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus and more than 606,000 lives have been lost to the pandemic nationwide, according to the COVID data tracker from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jonathan Baktari, MD, CEO of e7health.com, sees the renewal as a result of two things: U.S. vaccination rates being lower than President Joe Biden’s initial goal and the rise of the Delta variant…

Equity vs. Public Health Drives Thinking on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

July 20, 2021

BIOSPACE — American health authorities have a dilemma. On one hand, COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised patients dramatically increase their immune response. On the other, in many parts of the world only a tiny fraction of the population have received even one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. So, who should get the vaccines?..

Tackling myths and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine

July 7, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Despite easy access to the COVID-19 vaccine through pop-up clinics and pharmacies, there are still many who have not gotten theirs — and don’t plan to do so. This is due to various information they are hearing or seeing on social media.

As the different variant becomes a growing concern, now more than ever, top health officials are urging you to get vaccinated. They understand some have their concerns and worries about the effects of the vaccine, but they want to put your mind at ease.

What is the new coronavirus Delta variant, and should Americans be worried?

June 11, 2021

USA Today  — As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted andthe pace of vaccinations has slowed in the U.S., the rise of a new coronavirus variant worries some health experts. The variant, known as the Delta or B.1.617.2 , was first detected in India and has spread to more than 60 countries. In the United Kingdom, it accounts for about 60% of coronavirus cases…

Was CDC's Approach to Mask Guidance Less Than Ideal?

June 7, 2021

Contagion Live  — Welcome to our series, 1 Big Question, which asks 1 question to the medical community and we get their feedback on an important infectious disease topic.

In this episode, our 1 Big Question is: With regards to the recent CDC guidance on masks, how would you characterize the way it was rolled out, and what would you have liked to have seen more of from that?…

CDC updates mask guidelines, but some local businesses keep status quo​

May 27, 2021

Atlanta GA (CBS46)  — The CDC guidance outlines no more masks indoors and outdoors for those fully vaccinated. Exceptions include public transportation like buses and planes. Despite the change, Comet Pub & Lanes won’t be letting its guard down, or signs rather, for now. Across the Decatur bowling alley, signage shows masks are still required. Owner Uri Wurtzel told CBS46, when customers first enter or when they walk around the alley, their masks must be on. Additionally, the location will still require social distancing, blocking off every other bowling lane…

Business travel considerations for a post-COVID world

May 26, 2021

VEGAS INC Healthcare Quarterly  — It’s easy to get excited about some sense
of normalcy returning in 2021. If you’re a business owner, face-to-face networking, along with business trips and conventions, may also be something you look forward to this year. But the road back to these events will still have its share of caution for the foreseeable future. Here’s what you can expect when it comes to business travel in a post COVID world…

e7 HEALTH CEO DISCUSSES COVID-19, MASKS AND J&J VACCINE​

May 23, 2021 

Mediacl Search Dr. Baktari dicusses COVID-19 vaccinations as well as the nine vaccinated New York Yankees have now tested positive for COVID-19. They all received the J&J vaccine.

MedicalResearch.com: There are nine known COVID positive results among members of the Yankees, previously immunized with the J&J vaccine. Do you know if the players have become ill or just tested positive on routine testing?

Response: Only 1 out of the 9 was mildly symptomatic and were all picked up as part of MLB testing protocol…

EARLY YEARS: COVID-19 expert offers guidance for parents when it comes to vaccinating kids

May 19, 2021

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ)  — “What we’re hearing is excitement. I mean, there’s a lot of concern about summer sports, summer school, and I think the ability to do that on some level of normalcy is really exciting for most parents,” says Jonathan Baktari, MD, CEO of e7health.com.

Excitement, but also some concerns.

COVID expert Dr. Baktari recently shared with us what he sees as the benefits of younger teens getting the vaccine…

What to know if you're vaccinated or unvaccinated under new CDC guidance

May 13, 2021

 WASHINGTON (7News) — Following the CDC’s updated guidance on masks, local leaders are reviewing their policies, including Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam, D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser and in parts of Maryland. “We will use that guidance to make the necessary tweaks and adjustments,” said Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. “There will be new recommended guidance in the very near future.”…

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RELAXING RESTRICTIONS: Nevada businesses prepared for increased business, doctor urges caution

April 30, 2021 

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Another major milestone is set for May 1 when Nevada businesses and industries can operate at higher capacities and reduced social distancing requirements but a doctor is urging caution for those who are in key risk groups and people who have not been fully vaccinated…

Pulmonary and Critical Care Expert Discusses Blood Clots and COVID-19 Vaccines

April 28, 2021 

VOA Africa — On this edition of Africa 54, Chad’s capitol N’Djamena is rocked by violent protests Tuesday morning as demonstrators take to the streets demanding a return to civilian rule; U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken presses Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for troops from Eritrea involved in the Tigray conflict to be withdrawn; The WHO warns millions of children whose immunizations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic are now at risk from life-threatening diseases…

A Pulmonary Expert Weighs in on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine’s Pause​

April 28, 2021 

MARKET SCALE — On this episode, hosts Dr. Jose Medina-Inojosa and Alisa Johnsrud talked with Jonathan Baktari, MD, about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine pause due to potentially fatal blood clots after one American died and one is in critical condition. Baktari is apulmonary and critical care expert, vaccine expert, CEO of two medical companies —e7Health.com and US Drug Test Centers.

Sports Are Linked to COVID Outbreaks in Kids—Here's How Parents Can Keep Them Safe

April 27, 2021 

PARENT’S — Kids are back on sports fields and experts say that’s where COVID-19 can spread. Here’s how they say parents can keep their young athletes safe while kids are still waiting to be vaccinated.

Travel’s Next Conundrum: The Vaccine Passport

April 24, 2021 

BARON’S — As Covid -19 vaccines make their way into arms around the world and countries gradually reopen, some form of officially accepted medical documentation will eventually be a likely requirement for some travel. 

Vaccines Ramp Up While Variants Run Rampant

April 23, 2021 

BIOSPACE — On Wednesday, President Biden announced that the U.S. will reach his goal of getting 200 million shots into arms before his 100th day in office. Despite these milestones, cases are still rising at an alarming rate in many regions, sparking fears of a fourth wave among public health experts.

At the end of February, the U.S. was averaging 65,686 new COVID-19 cases per day. Fast-forward two months and that number is nearly identical at 64,814…

Locals react to Clark County’s COVID mitigation plan, some for and against eased restrictions

April 21, 2021 

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A day after Clark County leaders approved a local COVID-19 mitigation plan, locals shared their thoughts on the changes with 8 News Now Wednesday…

30 percent increase in monthly marijuana for Louisianans since 2015

April 21, 2021 

study by US Drug Test Centers shows 8 percent of Louisianans admit to using marijuana within the last month, a 30 percent increase since 2015.

CEO Dr. Jonathan Baktari said that gives the state the 29th highest rate of use amongst adults. He says judging by results in other states that number would rise should Louisiana legalize weed…

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7 Ways to Sleep Better During Ramadan

April 19, 2021 

As any Muslim knows, although fasting during Ramadan is extremely rewarding and spiritually purifying, it can lead to tiredness. This goes double during the first few days, as you readjust to your new routine….

Some health experts worry Johnson & Johnson pause could cause 'grave damage' to public perception of COVID-19 vaccines

April 15, 2021 

(USA TODAY) The U.S. government’s recommended pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to a rare side effect will remain at least another week, after a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel decided Wednesday it needed time to evaluate more data…

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Nevada has one of six cases of blood clotting tied to J&J vaccine

April 14, 2021 

Nevada has one of the six cases of blood clotting linked to the Johnson & Johnson-developed COVID-19 vaccine, federal health officials revealed Wednesday……….

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Questions about J&J vaccine could affect perceptions of COVID vaccines generally

April 14, 2021 

(KWTX) – Questions that surfaced about Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after six women developed rare, but severe blood clots after getting shots may affect perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines generally, a doctor says………

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Will you need an annual COVID vaccine shot? Doctors explain.

April 10, 2021 

Will we need to get a COVID-19 vaccine each year? Or will the current vaccines’ protections last? The answer, say experts, can be summed up this way: Only time will tell……..

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Illinois COVID-19 questions answered: Should I let my child play sports? Why should I hold on to my vaccination card?

April 7, 2021 

According to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency has been trying to understand outbreaks of coronavirus among those under age 25……..

CDC: Outbreaks linked to youth sports and extracurriculars

April 6,  2021 

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The CDC is reporting many outbreaks in younger people are being linked to youth sports and extracurriculars. In a White House briefing Monday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Wolensky said those activities should be limited…….

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Should you laminate? What if you lose it? Clearing up confusion about COVID-19 vaccination cards

April 1, 2021 

Without clear guidance, it can be confusing to know exactly what to do with your COVID-19 vaccination card. Should you get it laminated? What happens if you lose your card?….

This Nose-Only COVID Mask for Eating and Drinking Is Going Viral — But Does It Really Work?

Mar 31, 2021

Researchers in Mexico created a “nose-only mask” to help reduce the spread of COVID while eating and drinking. Here’s what other experts think of the idea.

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Las Vegas health officials see rise in mental health issues, addiction amid pandemic

Mar 27, 2021

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A little over a year into the pandemic and we’re getting a fuller look at the local impact on mental health. Seven Hills Hospital in Henderson is the state’s only hospital with a licensed opiate treatment program… 

Here's What You Need to Know About the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine​

Mar 26, 2021

After some ups and downs in rollout across other parts of the world, the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID vaccine will soon undergo FDA review for emergency use in the U.S….

24K Doses of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Coming; Nevada Doctor Calls it 'a Game Changer'

Mar 1, 2021 

This week, Nevada will receive 24,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This is in addition to the Pfizer and Moderna allocations…
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Dozens of My Friends Have Had Coronavirus—Here's What They Want You to Know​

Feb 10, 2021

One by one, I’ve watched friends and family members contract, spread, and battle coronavirus. They’ve shared their stories in the hope of helping others…..

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How to Time a COVID-19 Test Ahead of (and After) a Family Gathering

Dec 9, 2020
Let’s be clear: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that we avoid celebrating the holidays with friends and family who don’t live within our immediate households this year….
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How to Time a COVID-19 Test Ahead of (and After) a Family Gathering

Dec 8, 2020

As a COVID-19 case resurgence has some fearing the chance of a second shutdown, 8 News Now spoke with a small business owner who has concerns for the future. “It has been horrible,” Jesssica Boone said of her experience owning a small business in the…Let’s be clear: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that we avoid celebrating the holidays with friends and family who don’t live within our immediate households this year….

Small businesses fear second shutdown as COVID-19 cases climb

Nov 18, 2020

As a COVID-19 case resurgence has some fearing the chance of a second shutdown, 8 News Now spoke with a small business owner who has concerns for the future. “It has been horrible,” Jesssica Boone said of her experience owning a small business in the…

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Jonathan Baktari MD of e7 Health Shares Back to School Tips for Parents and School Staff

Aug 26, 2020

Some Las Vegas Valley private schools already have or are in the process of opening campus for in-person learning. In addition to maintaining social distance of six feet or more and mask wearing, Jonathan Baktari MD, CEO of e7 Health in Las Vegas…

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e7 Health now offers at-home COVID-19 saliva test kits

Aug 7, 2020

Through its offices in Chicago and Las Vegas, e7 Health now offers a COVID-19 saliva test kit that can be taken in the privacy of your own home. To accommodate different patient needs, e7 will arrange contactless pickup or overnight shipping to anywhere…

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e7 Health now offers at-home COVID-19 saliva test kits

Aug 6, 2020

Through its offices in Chicago and Las Vegas, e7 Health now offers a COVID-19 saliva test kit that can be taken in the privacy of your own home. To accommodate different patient needs, e7 will arrange contactless pickup or overnight shipping to anywhere…

Expert: COVID-19 herd immunity not likely to happen anytime soon

Jul 17, 2020

Initial results of antibody testing in southern Nevada show that developing herd immunity isn’t likely to happen in the near future. “e7 Health’’ began testing for coronavirus antibodies in May….

Nevada ICU occupancy rate concerning to health officials

Jul 16, 2020

In a daily update, State health officials expressed concern with the current hospital ICU occupancy rate. It is currently around 84% statewide and roughly 89% locally, while normally, it’s in the 70th percentile….

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How To Safely Start Dating Again After Coronavirus

Jul 6, 2020

While the coronavirus is nowhere near over, as more and more of the country starts to reopen, it’s not just hitting the gym and getting a pedicure that many people are looking forward to—in-person dating is once again becoming an option….

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Memorial Day weekend travel may differ due to coronavirus

May 23, 2020

Travel is expected to look a bit different over Memorial Day weekend this year because of a long list of changes caused by the coronavirus. For the first time in two decades, AAA didn’t release a Memorial Day travel forecast….

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Find Out if a Previous Cold May Have Been Coronavirus – COVID-19 Antibody Testing Available at e7 Health

May 5, 2020

Las Vegas-based e7 Health now offers COVID-19 antibody testing. Many people are wondering if those cold or flu symptoms they had in the winter were actually COVID-19-related. This test may answer that question….

Data shows growth in COVID-19 cases at state-regulated facilities

Apr 20, 2020

The latest numbers from the State of Nevada show an alarming amount of coronavirus cases at state-regulated facilities. As of Monday night, an online dashboard from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services shows there are 416 COVID-19…

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Top Tech Awards: Health Care, Jonathan Baktari MD

Nov 21, 2019

E7 Health offers technology-based solutions to common issues in health care administration. Founder and CEO Jonathan Baktari MD, has leveraged technology to transform the health care landscape in Southern Nevada by developing software that…

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Top Tech Awards: Health Care, Jonathan Baktari MD

Nov 21, 2019

E7 Health offers technology-based solutions to common issues in health care administration. Founder and CEO Jonathan Baktari MD, has leveraged technology to transform the health care landscape in Southern Nevada by developing software that…

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Jonathan Baktari MD of e7 Health named finalist for Top Tech Award

Nov 20, 2019

Jonathan Baktari MD, CEO and founder of e7 Health, has been named a finalist for
Vegas Inc.’s 2019 Top Tech Awards in the health care category. The Top Tech Awards honor
outstanding technology leaders in the Las Vegas area. Finalists are nominated by their…

 

Report: Nevada ranked second in country for flu activity

Nov 15, 2019

There are growing concerns in southern Nevada over the flu. A new report released by Walgreens ranks Nevada number two in the country right now for flu activity, based on prescription data. The CDC data reveals Nevada had the lowest vaccination rate in the…

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Alcohol, tobacco use high among Wyoming youth

Nov 5, 2019

A survey by U.S. Drug Test Centers physician and CEO Jonathan Baktari MD indicates that young people in Wyoming use less marijuana – but drink more alcohol – than people ages 25 and younger in most other states. In the 12-17 year age group in Wyoming…

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Is working out in cold weather safe?

Oct 30, 2019

Freezing temperatures are coming to the valley, and that adds risk to your outdoor workout. While it’s safe for almost everyone to exercise even when it’s cold, some people need to check with their doctor first before putting those workout sneakers on…

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e7 CEO Offers Tips to Staying Healthy During the Year-End Holiday Season

Oct 29, 2019

The year-end holiday season brings cheer, camaraderie … and calories. And although revelers want to enjoy themselves, they also probably want to keep their consumption in check. Jonathan Baktari MD, CEO and founder of preventive health and wellness…

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Surviving the Holidays without gaining weight

Oct 28, 2019

Jonathan Baktari MD tells us what to eat while out at holiday parties.

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e7 Health Taps into Technology to Distinguish Services

Oct 8, 2019

A preventative health and wellness company is leveraging technology to transform health care in Southern Nevada. e7 Health CEO and Founder Jonathan Baktari MD’s team has developed a software program that combines electronic medical records…

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How well Indiana's kindergarteners are protected against measles & other diseases

Aug 20, 2019

It may be no accident that the measles outbreak rampant elsewhere in the country has not found a foothold here. Indiana ranks among the states where the most students entering kindergarten have been vaccinated, according to a recent study….

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Will employers test for weed once legal in Illinois?

June 2, 2019

The prospect of marijuana legalization might inspire visions of weed-smoking breaks at work, or grabbing a joint with co-workers after a hectic day at the office. But the reality of legalization in Illinois will likely be much hazier. Some employers might start turning…

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Jonathan Baktari MD of e7 Health breaks down tips for safe and healthy summer travel

May 20, 2020

On Good Morning Las Vegas, Jonathan Baktari MD of e7 Health breaks down tips for safe and healthy summer travel

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Will employers still drug test for marijuana once recreational use is legal in Illinois? Don't keep a pipe at your desk just yet.

Apr 1, 2019

The prospect of marijuana legalization might inspire visions of weed-smoking breaks at work, or grabbing a joint with co-workers after a hectic day at the office. But the reality of legalization in Illinois will likely be much hazier. Some employers might start turning…

E7 Health discusses stroke and other health risks

Mar 6, 2019

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If you're traveling this holiday season, you may want to get your flu shot

Dec 16, 2018

How many times have you heard someone say they went on a trip and got sick while away from home or as soon as they got back? Well, it’s not your imagination, and there are ways to avoid it. Grace Vargas has traveled all over the world in the U.S. Air Force…

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Getting vaccinated can prevent illness from spoiling holiday travel plans

Dec 13, 2018

How many times have you heard someone say they went on a trip and got sick while away from home or as soon as they got back? Well, it’s not your imagination and there are ways to avoid it. Grace Vargas has traveled all over the world in the Air Force….

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Hemoptysis and Munchausen Syndrome: To the Editor

Oct 1, 1994

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Factitious Hemoptysis

Mar 1, 1994

We report a dramatic case of factitious hemoptysis in a 36-year-old black man who presented with hemoptysis and chest pain. After an exhaustive evaluation, including many invasive procedures, we discovered that the patient’s complaints were fabricated..

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