Dr. Wefald explained that some people are suffering high anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic, and their risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and other issues is higher. Relax if you can, and if you can’t…then please get help.
Can you test thousands using only hundreds of test kits? Apparently, yes.
Dr. Franklin Wefald describes a way to test thousands of people for Covid-19 and only use hundreds of tests. It’s a way to do mass testing at colleges without actually running a unique test for each and every student and staff member.
Rose Hobin of North Carolina Health News joins Dave and Dr. Wefald to talk about folks who have lost their jobs and health insurance. That may affect 200,000 people in North Carolina.
We also talk about the three possible treatments which can alleviate symptoms of Covid-19. Doctors are getting much better in treating this disease.
Dr. Joshua Macumber of Cary Cardiology talks about interventional medicine. He puts in stents and does other work which prevent heart conditions from getting worse. He talks about what hospitals looked like during the shutdown, and in the last few weeks.
Rose Hobin of North Carolina Health News talks about the latest news about COVID-19 in North Carolina. Some intensive care units are filling up but Hobin notes that there are plans to expand ICU beds if necessary.
Last week Dr. Wefald asked Rose a question about COVID-19 patient numbers and she asked the governor about it. Are people who tesst positive for COVID-19 but who are hospitalized for other conditions being counted as “COVID” patients?
Listen here or listen live to the program on WPTF.com.
Dr. Renee Watson of Johnston Family Medicine is on the Heart Health Radio program to talk about the struggles facing healthcare providers since the pandemic started. People are not going to the doctor’s offices, and are delaying treatment.
This can cause chronic problems to get worse.
Rose Hobin of North Carolina Health News discusses the week’s top news in the state.
Listen to this episode here, or listen live on Saturdays at noon on WPTF.
Dr. Franklin Wefald discusses surgical options with Duke surgeon Carmelo Milano of the Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Wefald tells about one of his patients who needed surgery but who couldn’t find a doctor willing to take the risk. Dr. Milano stepped up, and performed the surgery. Years later, the patiemnt is doing great.
Presidential Advisor Peter Navarro agrees with Dr. Franklin Wefald about opening up the economy. Find the article at the Epoch Times.
“And here’s the other reality that the medical doctors haven’t been telling you,” Navarro added. “Yeah, the China virus kills directly. But if we keep our economy shut down we’re not only gonna lose trillions of dollars in wealth [and] economic activity, that China-virus shock to the economy kills as well—suicides, drug abuse, depression.”
Navarro noted that people who can’t go to the hospital for health issues other than the virus will suffer as well: “That kills too.”
“It’s time to get back to work,” the adviser concluded. “We know a lot more than we did when this first hit us, when it came in like a lightning bolt from China because they hid the virus from us.”
Heart Health Radio with Dr. Franklin Wefald is on FM 98.5 AM 680 WPTF every Saturday at noon. Listen on the WPTF podcast page or through Apple podcasts.
Rose Hobin of North Carolina Health News was on Heart Health Radio this week to talk about their coverage of COVID-19 in North Carolina..
One of her most recent articles highlights a plan to reopen a hospital which had been shuttered. The original article is here
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on hospitals. Most hospitals lost millions in revenue when they stopped performing elective surgeries in mid-March, then spent millions gathering supplies and training staff to be ready for a potential surge in cases.
But the pandemic may have the opposite effect on one shuttered rural North Carolina hospital. Sandhills Regional Medical Center, located in the Richmond County town of Hamlet, which has had new life breathed into it as a result of COVID-19.
Hear the interview in the first segment of Heart Health Radio on FM 98.5 AM 680 WPTF and the podcast which is here.
We talked a lot about opening up North Carolina. Dr. Franklin Weald is in favor of getting back to work, and explains (in the last few minutes) that the “death toll” should be compared with other death statistics.
Heart Health Radio shows are on Apple Podcasts and at WPTF.com. Click here for the all the podcasts. Remember that all information about COVID-19 is time sensitive because we’re always learning more about the disease.
Before taking any action regarding your health, talk to your own doctor.