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21 Aug 2021

What does ‘immunocompromised’ mean?

Sam Fillingane immunocompromised
autoimmune disorders

What does ‘immunocompromised’ mean? 

Immunocompromised individuals are now currently eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot. This vaccine, which would be the third dosage in the current course, aims to offer added protection against the coronavirus. Sam Fillingane discusses what immunocompromised means: In simple terms, ‘immunocompromised’ means that the individual…

Dr. Sam Fillingane mental health disorders
Mental Health

Mental health and being ‘functional’ 

Image Source: Pixabay In an op-ed piece for Scary Mommy, Kimberly Zapata discusses the stigma surrounding mental illness. Specifically, she dives into the concept of how a “functional” person’s mental health is perceived. Mental health disorder expert, Dr. Sam Fillingane, shares his commentary: Kimberly Zapata…

Dr. Sam Fillingane vaccine
autoimmune disorders

COVID-19 vaccine and autoimmune disorders 

Many patients have recently asked Dr. Sam Fillingane, DO the question: Can you receive the COVID-19 vaccine if you have an autoimmune disorder? Here is Dr. Fillingane’s response… Individuals with immune systems that are already weakened (either due to symptoms of condition or treatment), are…

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Osteopathic Medicine, Research

Scent detection dogs sniff out COVID-19 

An article in the February 2021 edition of the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine has drawn an interesting conclusion. The recently published research suggests that there’s a unique connection between COVID-19 and scent detection dogs. Dogs trained scent detection have saved countless lives over the years. …

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autoimmune disorders

Psoriasis and Autoimmune Disorder Risk 

According to a study currently being explored for Indian Dermatology Online Journal, individuals with psoriasis may be at increased risk of developing additional autoimmune disorders. Sam Fillingane, DO, expert in autoimmune disorders, discusses the recently discussed link: In a new study, researchers are drawing connections…