Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), is a nutrient found in some foods. It helps to protect cells in the body from the damage caused by free radicals formed in the body or from external exposure. People are exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun. […]

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What is Acetaminophen? Acetaminophen is a commonly used Analgesic (reduces pain) and Antipyretic (reduces fever). It has little to no anti-inflammatory properties. It can be found in many Over The Counter (OTC) products either alone or in combination with other active ingredients. Acetaminophen is also found in many prescription pain medications. How safe is Acetaminophen? […]

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Zinc has come to the limelight during the current COVID-19 pandemic as a possible adjunct remedy. Some Healthcare providers have reported (or postulated) that Zinc prevents the COVID-19 virus from replicating (reproducing). A detailed fact sheet on Zinc supplements can be found at the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements under the US […]

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  On March 28, 2020, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the US) posted some fact sheets for patients/caregivers and Health care providers for the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate And Chloroquine Phosphate For Treatment Of Covid-19 In Certain Hospitalized Patients. Below are links to each of the fact sheets. It is […]

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With the recent announcement by US President Donald Trump that Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine may be useful for the treatment of the new pandemic virus COVID-19, there have been questions about the safety of these medications and the difference between the two medications. I will attempt to describe these medications as simply as possible while pointing […]

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