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BioReference Laboratories Announces First COVID-19 Testing Program for Cruise Industry

MIAMI, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company (NASDAQ: OPK), today announced a COVID-19 testing program for U.S. based crew and guests who cruise with Royal Caribbean Group, helping provide a safe environment for travelers. Under the agreement, unvaccinated guests will be required to undergo rapid, point-of-care PCR COVID-19 prior to embarking. These guests will […]

How Do COVID-19 Rapid Tests Work and How Accurate Are They?

COVID-19 Testing remains an important tool to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, even as a vaccine rollout continues. One of the best options for quickly determining if you have the virus is taking a Rapid Test. Using a sample obtained from your nasal cavity, a Rapid Test can offer a result in about […]

Detroit Pistons’ COVID testers reflect on successful season of keeping players safe

Testers gifted custom jerseys, suites for final game  Click on Detroit DETROIT – There was a group of people who played a fundamental role in the Detroit Pistons’ season — but they didn’t do any scoring or rebounding. Instead, they made sure the 17 players could safely play despite the COVID pandemic. The group of COVID testers said […]

Different Types of COVID-19 Tests: Antigen vs. Antibody vs. Molecular

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard about the importance of testing and how it can help slow the spread of the virus. From antigen to molecular to antibody, there are different types of COVID-19 tests out there, which can potentially cause some confusion. Which test – if any – is necessary for you, especially considering […]

COVID-19 Test After Vaccine: Do I Really Need One?

With multiple vaccines now available to protect adults and some minors against COVID-19, we’re closer than ever to bringing an end to this global pandemic. Being fully vaccinated doesn’t mean you no longer need to test for the coronavirus, though. Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend immunized people still take […]

Acting FAST to Save from Strokes

Did you know – Nearly 800,000 strokes happen each year in the United States and about 1 in every 6 deaths from cardiovascular disease was due to stroke, according to the CDC.* May is American Stroke Awareness Month, a time to time to learn about the signs of stroke, the risks of stroke, and stroke […]

Labs Preparing for Increase in POC, Home Testing Post-Pandemic

360Dx NEW YORK – COVID-19 has driven an uptick in healthcare delivery approaches like telemedicine and point-of-care, home, and direct-to-consumer testing, a shift that some observers believe could continue to accelerate even after the pandemic is over. Click here for full post on 360Dx website

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Allergy season is here, bringing itchy eyes, coughing, sneezing, and runny noses. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to asthma and allergies and talk to family, friends, and co-workers about the prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. In extreme cases, allergic reactions can also include rashes, […]

Wizards ditch jerseys in team photo to make statement

The Undefeated  Washington players wore social justice T-shirts that read ‘Equality,’ ‘Justice’ or ‘Accountability’ instead of their team uniforms NBA team photos are typically boring, taken primarily for archival purposes at the end of the season to commemorate the team, and are rarely viewed afterward. And then there is the 2020-21 Washington Wizards team photo. […]

Name of the NFL Draft game in Cleveland this year is safety

Cleveland 19 News CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – It is not the kind of safety you expect in football. But with NFL “Draft Days” here in Cleveland, and the draft being held in-person this year, safety is the name of the game to keep everyone healthy. The National Football League franchises plan to score big over […]