Coronavirus: Recommendations for Patient Families

The health and well-being of patient families, volunteers and staff is our first priority.  As the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) constantly changes, we will continue to post helpful updates and share guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

Vitamin D & the Coronavirus

As a service to our community, the UMDF Scientific and Medical Advisory Board continues to monitor credible reports about COVID-19 illness and provide periodic updates.

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During these exceptional times with COVID-19 impacting communities worldwide, we recognize that families affected by mitochondrial disease may be particularly concerned.

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FAQs – Coronavirus

On March 24, 2020, Doctors Bruce Cohen, Fran Kendall, Sumit Parikh and Amy Goldstein conducted a webcast for patient families and caregivers about the impact of the coronavirus. Below are top five questions asked by our patient family community.

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Hydration & the Coronavirus

The advice to stay well-hydrated or even mildly overhydrated has been a longstanding recommendation for those with mitochondrial disease battling a standard viral illness.

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Part I: “Ask the Mito Doc”

The mitochondrial community has concerns and questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. That is why we presented a special “Ask the Mito Doc” interactive webcast.

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