Tips and Resources — Coronavirus

Obesity: the New Risk Factor for Covid-19 Severity

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Obesity: the New Risk Factor for Covid-19 Severity
We know that data collected from Covid-19 studies across the globe shows that age is a common risk factor in the severity of the disease.  Put simply, older people get sicker from Covid-19.

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Canadians with High Blood Pressure Beware of Covid 19

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Canadians with High Blood Pressure Beware of Covid 19
Over 7.5 million Canadians have high blood pressure (hypertension). Analysis of other COVID-19 countries, including China have shown that individuals with hypertension or other heart related conditions are at higher risk of complications from Covid-19, including higher death rates. 

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Does Covid-19 Attack your Heart?

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Does Covid-19 Attack your Heart?
Medical researchers are perplexed by data from Covid 19 patients. The data shows that cardiac arrest is the cause of death in 20% of cases.(1) This is not particularly significant because severe respiratory distress frequently can result in heart failure as the condition deteriorates.

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What does a Pulse Oximeter Do? and Do you need one?

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What does a Pulse Oximeter Do? and Do you need one?
Finger Tip Pulse Oximeter like the one sold on the BIOS Medical website measures blood oxygen saturation or SpO2.  The device uses two frequencies of light (red and infrared) to determine the % of hemoglobin in the blood. 

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Medical business donates Examination Gloves to local Hospital

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Medical business donates Examination Gloves to local Hospital

For Immediate Release

NEWMARKET, ONTARIO, April 6th 2020 – Newmarket based BIOS Medical has donated 30,000 examination gloves to Southlake Regional Health Center. Personal Protective Equipment including gloves, masks, and face visors are all in high demand currently and many hospitals are warning of shortages.

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