Health Update

Health Update

The Viral Triple Threat – What You Need to Know (Fall, 2023)

The Viral Triple Threat – What You Need to Know (Fall, 2023)

It’s time to think about your fall flu shot – but don’t stop there. The “Triple Threat” we’ve heard about has to do with the flu season beginning, the upswing in COVID cases and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) cases rising. Thankfully, we now have available vaccines for all three.

How the Immune System Works to Respond to a Vaccine (Summer, 2023)

How the Immune System Works to Respond to a Vaccine (Summer, 2023)

To understand how vaccines work, we need to have a short and, hopefully, simplistic examination of the immune system. The medical world’s understanding of this very complex system is incomplete and continues to evolve. We will look at this amazing phenomenon in two parts.

Tired of COVID? Here Comes the Flu Again!

Tired of COVID? Here Comes the Flu Again!

Why bring up influenza when we are still grappling with the lingering effects of COVID-19? One of the reasons is the potential seriousness of this seasonal viral infection – something that is easy to forget when COVID-19 is still with us.

Dr. Daniel Sousa receives 2022 President’s Award

Dr. Daniel Sousa receives 2022 President’s Award

Congratulations to Dr. Sousa! The Massachusetts Medical Society awarded Dr.  Sousa, a pulmonologist and critical care practitioner, with its 2022 Community Clinician of the Year for the Bristol South District. The annual recognition is given for a physician’s professionalism and contributions to medicine. We are proud to have him here at Truesdale Health.

Car Seats and Car Heat : How to Prevent Tragedy

Car Seats and Car Heat : How to Prevent Tragedy

It has officially hit the time of year where you get in your car and frantically open the windows and blast the air conditioning. While these few minutes may be uncomfortable for a grown person, it’s fatal for your child or your pet.

Don’t Turn Summertime Fun into Summertime Danger! – Volume 3

Don’t Turn Summertime Fun into Summertime Danger! – Volume 3

In Summer Sense Volume 1, we talked about the different mechanisms the body uses to lose excess heat, the environmental conditions that can cause them to not work, and the resulting heat-related illnesses that can arise. In Summer Sense Volume 2, we discussed some of the conditions and medications that can make one prone to develop a heat-related illness. 

Dr. Daniel Sousa honored as 2022 Community Clinician of the Year

Dr. Daniel Sousa honored as 2022 Community Clinician of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Sousa! The Massachusetts Medical Society awarded Dr.  Sousa, a pulmonologist and critical care practitioner, with its 2022 Community Clinician of the Year for the Bristol South District. The annual recognition is given for a physician’s professionalism and contributions to medicine. We are proud to have him here at Truesdale Health.

Our commitments in 2022

Our commitments in 2022

We believe that youth sports and other activities that shape healthy minds and bodies, and health education that trains future medical professionals are important to a vibrant Fall River community.

Funding health and safety for Fall River kids — again

Funding health and safety for Fall River kids — again

The Truesdale Health Foundation will be donating $2500 worth of bicycle helmets to Mass in Motion-Fall River in 2021. The exercise- and health-minded Mass in Motion will distribute approximately 250 helmets to young Fall River bike riders.

Which COVID-19 Vaccine Should I Get?

Which COVID-19 Vaccine Should I Get?

The SARS CoV-2 virus (commonly called COVID-19) is a coronavirus that is sphere-shaped, contains only ribonucleic acid (RNA) and is covered by spikes that resemble a “corona” (Spanish for crown).

Remember the Flu?

Remember the Flu?

Why bring up influenza when we are amid a pandemic? Among the reasons is the potential seriousness of this seasonal viral infection – something that is easy to forget when COVID-19 is grabbing all the headlines.

Government COVID-19 resources for older adults

Government COVID-19 resources for older adults

COVID-19 is a novel disease requiring rapid responses and lifestyle changes on multiple fronts. Learn about government information and resources for the public below. Visit your state health department website for the latest coronavirus information, resources, and...

Everything You Need to Know About Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Everything You Need to Know About Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

In this blog, I’ll discuss the two types of tests available for SARS-CoV-2 (the agent causing a COVID-19 infection) and their usefulness. In Part II, I’ll discuss the significant limitations of the antibody test. The reverse-transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction...

COVID-19 (Coronavrius) What Will The New Norm Look Like?

COVID-19 (Coronavrius) What Will The New Norm Look Like?

What is the new “norm” going to look like? When can we expect it? These are good questions that do not have clear or precise answers. Clearly, as of 4-9-2020, we have not yet reached the peak in cases in Massachusetts or Rhode Island. But, even when we do reach the...

What You Should Know About the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

What You Should Know About the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

Today’s confusion about COVID-19 is understandable due to the sheer volume of information often expressed in different ways and often mixed with misinformation. For instance, COVID-19 is just one name for the new Coronavirus officially known as SARS-CoV-2. Many...

Flu Facts and Symptoms | Truesdale Health Fall River, MA

Flu Facts and Symptoms | Truesdale Health Fall River, MA

It's that time of year again, when you should start planning with your primary care physician at Truesdale Health to get your flu shot. Don't have one? Take a look at available primary care physicians for Internal medicine, Family medicine, and Pediatrics. What Are...

The Best and Worst Methods For Treating Symptoms Of The Common Cold

The Best and Worst Methods For Treating Symptoms Of The Common Cold

Whether you’re a parent with school aged children, or work in a busy environment, where you generally have contact with lots of people, chances are you’ve picked up a cold or two along the way. You have an even better chance of catching a virus than you do a bacterial...