COVID Updates! Don’t self-medicate with steroids. Wear a Mask. Protect your heart.


Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on September 16, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses the latest COVID research & science. Recap:


1) do NOT self-medicate with steroids (00:43)

2) do wear a mask (07:26)

3) do NOT expose yourself intentionally – you put your heart at risk. (11:15)


You’ve tested positive for COVID – do you ask your doc to prescribe steroids? NO!!! Steroids MAY help at later points in the disease process. Timing is everything when considering treatments. The steroid Decadron (a glucocorticoid) demonstrated some efficacy LATER in the disease progression (for intubated patients).


Masking correlates with lower community disease spread. Not a good enough reason? Wearing a mask also protects YOU!


What if I want to get infected and just get it over with? Dr. Baxter stresses against this impulse. Why? She considers the heart and myocarditis. SARS-CoV-2 has an affinity for the heart. Even a mild case can cause problems with muscles of the heart. Exposing yourself to COVID may put your heart at a very real risk that requires monitoring for 5 – 7 years.


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. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.
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