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Ebola Symptoms & Action (What you need to know)

What to do if you think you have Ebola, or have been exposed to someone with Ebola.

Symptoms of Ebola:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Unexplained/abnormal bleeding or rash

Having the above symptoms does not mean you have Ebola, there are plenty of other viruses that cause similar symptoms. What is important is if there was an opportunity for exposure.

If you have been exposed to the body fluids of someone with known Ebola or have traveled to West Africa, then the above symptoms need to be considered to be Ebola until proven otherwise.

So if you have exposure, it has to be more than casual exposure. The people who have been treated with Ebola in the US have all been healthcare workers exposed to the body fluids of an Ebola patient. So far no one with a casual exposure has contracted the disease. It is not spread by droplet or aerosol means, only by working with or handling body fluids without appropriate gear.

The Urgent Care Association of America suggests the following:

If you have exposure and symptoms, quarantine yourself and call 911 and tell them you may have Ebola so they can arrive prepared. Do NOT go to the doctor or urgent care center, just call 911 directly.

October 31st, 2014|All, In the News|

The 2014–2015 Flu Season – What You Need to Know

The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the top three or four flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season.

Influenza is a serious viral illness that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During a regular flu season, about 90 percent of deaths occur in people 65 years and older.

In addition […]

September 22nd, 2014|All, In the News|

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University HospitalWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Lon Goldberg has been appointed to the active staff of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ranks among the top hospitals in the nation. According to U.S. News & World Report, RWJUH has ranked among “America’s Best Hospitals” for six consecutive years, most recently receiving recognition as one of only three New Jersey Hospitals, and one of 92 hospitals nationally to earn a place on the Leapfrog Group’s prestigious list of America’s Top Hospitals.

October 16th, 2013|All, In the News|

Access Medical Associates Offers Urgent Care and More!

The Branchburg News
March 2004
By Linda Pongetti

Access Medical Associates (AMA) — a full-service, walk-in Urgent Care and Family Medicine center which also offers Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Occupational Medicine, laboratory and x-ray — is open in the new Branchburg Commons office park at 3322 Route 22 West. No appointment is necessary with hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., every day.

Access founder, Lon Goldberg, D.O., FACEP, brings 18 years of experience in Emergency Medicine to Access where ‘leading-edge technology meets expert care.’ He advises, “Emergency rooms are reaching critical capacity; 100 million visits per year, overcrowding and waits reaching 3-4 hours. Studies suggest 70-80% of emergency room visits can be handled in a non-emergency setting like an Urgent Care Center. Patients often call their doctor to find they’re closed or they can’t get a timely appointment. If uncomfortable, they may go to the emergency room. Often patients are unaware that lacerations and broken bones can be treated in an Urgent Care Center. Life-threatening problems should be seen in the emergency room. Urgent Care Centers are the fastest growing form of health care in America.”

“Since waiting is the number one complaint in medicine, the idea […]

March 1st, 2004|All, In the News|