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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
November 11th, 2020

Two big COVID-19 stories this week. First, Pfizer released promising results from their vaccine trial and appear to be headed toward an approval by the end of the year. And second, cases continue to rise and are a definite concern going forward. Hear about all this and more on this week's COVID-19 update with Dr. Steven Bishop. Watch the video below and read on for a full transcript. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
November 4th, 2020

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Steven Bishop discussed new research on a variety of topics, what masks are the best masks, how often you can use an N95 or surgical mask, and more. Watch the full video below or read on for the transcript. 

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Medical Perspectives | Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 29th, 2020

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And in recognition of this topic's importance, we hosted A PMD Conversation: Breast Cancer with Dr. Steven Bishop, Dr. Tamara Sobel, and Dr. Susan Scharpf. Over about 25 minutes, they discussed numerous topics related to breast cancer, including prevention, screening, treatment, and what they discuss with their patients regarding breast cancer. Watch the full conversation below, and read on for a transcript. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 29th, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide, annual campaign that highlights the importance of breast cancer awareness, education, and research. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. For men, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is about 1 in 833 (or about 1% of all breast cancer cases).

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 28th, 2020

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Steven Bishop discussed the rising cases we are seeing now in 36 states, whether it's a bad thing that antibodies might decline over time, the prospect of emergency use authorizations from the FDA for a vaccine, what he thinks about traveling in 2021, and more. Watch the video below and read on for the transcript. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 21st, 2020

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Steven Bishop talked about vaccine development and how an eventual vaccine should be rolled out, the threat of rising cases in some parts of the country, various risk levels for transmission, and more. He also answered many questions from the audience. Watch the video below and read on for a full transcript. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 14th, 2020

Dr. Steven Bishop discussed several COVID-19 topics on this week's COVID-19 update, including some information related to excess deaths during 2020, his reaction to increasing cases in European countries, what the best strategy for containing the virus might be, and more. Watch the video below and read on for a transcript. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 7th, 2020

After a week off, Dr. Steven Bishop returned to Facebook Live to discuss the latest news regarding coronavirus. He offered an update on the 11 vaccines in Phase III trials, thoughts on the treatments President Trump received, and answered questions from the audience. Watch the video below and read on for the full transcript.