Month: February 2022

ThedaCare Continues Effective Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment for COVID-19
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ThedaCare Continues Effective Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment for COVID-19

Team Member Dedication Supports Successful Program    As another surge of COVID-19 infections began to develop in Northeast and Central Wisconsin in the fall of 2021, ThedaCare went into action to help community members diagnosed with the virus through Monoclonal antibody treatments.     Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) can help prevent or reduce hospitalization, reduce viral...

Can Weight Loss Surgery Help in the Fight Against COVID-19?
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Can Weight Loss Surgery Help in the Fight Against COVID-19?

From improving heart health to lowering a person’s diabetes risk, weight loss surgery can offer a variety of known benefits for people with obesity. And now a new study suggests another possible benefit: having weight loss surgery may help better prepare you to fight COVID-19 if you become infected with the virus.      About the...

ThedaCare Implements Updated Visitor Restrictions
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ThedaCare Implements Updated Visitor Restrictions

Precautions Taken to Minimize Impact of COVID-19 and Protect Communities  Over the last several weeks, local communities saw a sharp rise in the number of people who needed inpatient hospital care, followed by a decline in the number of patients admitted, due to the omicron COVID surge. During that surge, ThedaCare implemented heightened visitor restrictions...

ThedaCare Offers Effective Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment for COVID-19
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ThedaCare Offers Effective Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment for COVID-19

Monoclonal antibodies are currently one of the most effective treatments for COVID-19 infections, significantly reducing the incidence of hospitalization and the severity of symptoms when administered within seven days of the onset of symptoms. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) authorized their use beginning in the fall of 2020.   “Monoclonal antibodies have been used for...

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At-Home Testing

Four Quick Facts About At-Home COVID-19 Testing  As COVID-19 continues to spread across our community, many people are looking for a quick way to know if they have the virus. Taking an at-home antigen COVID-19 test—also known as an over-the-counter test or self-test—can help you determine if you can go to work, attend an event,...