Masks are a big part of our everyday lives as we stop the spread of COVID-19. However, the fully-covered face masks can make it challenging to communicate. The Deaf Centers of Nevada said there’s over 10,000 people in the Silver State who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, or have a speech impairment.
Each year more than 100,000 people are diagnosed with Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Doctors sometimes cut tissue from the mole or lesion to get a sample of cells for see if it is suspicious. Now a piece of tape is doing the same thing.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is underway at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Officials at the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) said they’ve tested hundreds of residents since Monday and have around 5,000 tests.
Telemedicine has come into its own, thanks to COVID-19. What was once thought to be a great way to deliver medical care to rural areas, it is now being used frequently for patients living just a short distance away from offices.
There is no vaccination right now for COVID 19. Other infectious disease like Measles, Mumps and Whooping Cough can be prevented through vaccine. But Nevada children are falling behind on their vaccination schedules. That could spell outbreak, especially as the state of Nevada opens up.