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The Your Health Forum Podcast 

Featuring a way to hear the articles, live updates, and interviews on the go: the Your Health Forum Podcast!

Dr. Cirino began a podcast series related to health and wellness topics, including physicians, authors, and health experts. The podcast will concentrate on the topic of “Journey to Health,” featuring interviews with various health figures to discuss the topics “What is health?” and “What is the future of healthcare?

Your Health Forum’s growing catalog of articles will feature a dictation icon with a Spotify link, so that they can be listened to anywhere. Become a member of the podcast by signing up on Spotify. Click on the link to be directed to the podcast page on Spotify.

 

Healthcare Spotlight with Dr. Cirino 

Dr. Cirino was interviewed in April 23 by HEALTHNEEDSRX, a health website formed by students to provide health information to the general audience, with a focus on health equity. The interview was regarding the latest COVID-19 pandemic information.

Dr. Cirino Featured on Pre-Health Shadowing

Pre-Health Shadowing is a student-, minority-, women-led, non-profit company dedicated to providing information to pre-medical and other health students. Dr. Cirino discussed what it is like to be an infectious diseases physician. He brought up some important recommendations to balancing life in the profession of medicine.

On Masks and Vaccination

The CDC has recently issued new guidelines for individuals that have been fully vaccinated. On account of the high efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, individuals may now gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart. This includes indoor exposure in those unvaccinated and low risk for severe COVID-19. Also, masks are no longer felt to be necessary for those already vaccinated who participate outdoors in activities, gather in small groups, or dine with friends.

Mask use in indoor public spaces is still recommended for all. Full vaccination status is considered 2 weeks after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccination or the dose of the J & J vaccination. Here is a link for the CDC’s updated recommendations.

For those individuals that haven’t yet received their vaccinations, Dr. Cirino encourages them to schedule it as soon as they can. It is the best way to halt the pandemic and return to a safe and unhindered life for all.

Here is a public service announcement from Dr. Cirino about the importance of masks when he was health officer at Marion Country in Oregon.

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