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From being tested for antibodies to bracing for allergy season, Augusta University is offering a variety of stories with experts ready to be interviewed for your upcoming news coverage.

What does it mean to be tested for antibodies? Dr. Coule explains

If antibodies are found in a person, it means they once had COVID-19 and have since recovered — information that could be used to help others newly infected. Augusta University Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule is available to explain what it means to be tested for antibodies. Media can also view and download a video of Coule explaining what it means when your body makes antibodies.

COVID-19’s impact on allergy care                       

Summer is here and families are looking forward to heading outside for fresh air. But for many people, this time of year also signals the start of a common health issue — allergies. World Allergy Week begins Sunday and Dr. Kathleen May, chief of the Division of Allergy-Immunology and Rheumatology at the Medical College of Georgia, is available to share insight on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted allergy treatment.

Managing the deadly combination of summer’s heat wave and COVID-19

Public health officials say this year is on track to be one of the hottest on record, and there are concerns the summer heat waves combined with the COVID-19 pandemic will have deadly consequences on America’s poor and older populations. Schedule an interview with Dr. Richard Schwartz, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, for advice on how to stay cool and safe throughout the summer.

Teleconferencing and phone interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts.

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or

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