Medical Minute: A message for Elkhart County

"We need your help." Dr. Michelle Bache, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Elkhart General Hospital, explains how COVID infection rates are climbing rapidly in Elkhart County. Hospitals are nearing capacity.More patients in their 20s, 30s and 40s are requiring hospitalization for their COVID infections, but only 19 percent of…

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COVID-related condition MIS-C can be severe in some children

Hari Gourabathini, MD, pediatric critical care medicine physician at Beacon Children’s Hospital, offers his perspective about caring for children affected by coronavirus and the unseen impacts of the pandemic on our community’s kids The pandemic’s effect at face value It has been a more than a year since the COVID-19…

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Beacon Medical Minute: Vaccines remain our best weapon against COVID

If you or someone you know feels nervous about getting the vaccine, please listen to and share this important message of reassurance from a Beacon family doctor. Dr. Scott Eshowsky explains why this is not the time to give up our fight against COVID. Our new #BeaconMedicalMinute series with our doctors and specialists aims to inform and educate people about timely and health topics.

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Plea to community to remain vigilant as COVID numbers rise

The number of COVID-positive inpatients at our hospitals has quadrupled during the past month, so this is not the time to let our guard down, said Dr. Sam El-Dalati, Beacon Health System Chief Clinical Officer. He asks that community members get vaccinated, because it is our best defense against the virus.

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Medical Minute: What parents should know about the COVID-19 vaccine and kids under 16

How soon will it be before kids under 16 can be vaccinated? We share the latest information in today’s Medical Minute with Dr. Dale Patterson, Memorial Hospital Vice President of Medical Affairs. Keep up-to-date on the very latest COVID and other medical news with this popular new video series featuring our Beacon experts.

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