What’s the Difference Between a Respirator and Ventilator?
Two terms you’ve heard paired with COVID-19 are respirator and ventilator. While we’ve heard the terms in similar context, they serve two very different, while important, purposes. So, what’s the difference between a respirator and a ventilator? The shor
Why Are so Many People Having Crazy, Vivid Coronavirus Dreams?
As we live through a global pandemic, each morning we awake to remind ourselves this is not a science fiction movie, but rather a significant, and very real historical event. The scope of which will be recounted in history books for centuries and told to child
The virus that causes COVID-19, like all viruses, isn’t a living organism; it isn’t even a cell. It’s a nanoparticle composed of 3 building blocks: a genetic control center (in this case, RNA) wrapped in a fatty lipid membrane (the viral protective coat)
How are the Top 10 Safety Tips Working to Help “Flatten the Curve”?
Over the last month, we’ve seen how quickly and seemingly easily COVID-19 is spread and the life-threatening – even detrimental – effects it’s had on our population. By limiting the spread today, we can all do our part to “flatten the cur
How many people need to get infected to reach Herd Immunity?
Since we do not have a vaccine for COVID-19 yet, and vaccines normally take a year or more to develop, the concept of Herd Immunity has gotten a lot of bad press lately. COVID-19 is a pandemic, meaning that we have failed to contain the spread of this virus fr
The Big Questions, Answered: Many people are wondering why some people who are infected with COVID-19 get mild to minimal symptoms, while others succumb to a life-threatening illness. This is baffling clinicians across the globe, but we can’t just throw our
What a lot of individuals don’t realize is that the coronavirus is one of the viruses that causes the common cold. While human coronaviruses have been around since the 1960s, viruses can change their virulence over time, which relates to how contagious the v
Balloon sinuplasty, also known as balloon catheter dilation surgery, is a procedure that helps clear blocked sinuses. This procedure is still pretty new, but it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005. It’s become known as a “smart s
Dr. Tadros was featured in Alpine Living Magazine, here is her interview. Where did you grow up? How long have you lived in the area? Tell us about your family: I was born and raised in Bergen County, moving from Demarest to Rio Vista in Cresskill in grade sch