September 18, 2020 Newsletter: Masks and Asymptomatic Infections, #1 Sign Women Should Not Ignore, Our One Year Anniversary in PB, and Meet Kristen Manecke, our newest PT!

Asymptomatic Infections a New Benefit of Masks?
by Dr. Alex Bernadett

A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine in July 2020 showed that facial masking may reduce the severity of disease among people who do get infected with SARS-CoV-2. While we've known that wearing a facial covering is beneficial for preventing spread of COVID-19 if a person is infected, these findings support the idea that a mask is helpful for the wearer as well.

September 4, Newsletter: COVID-19 testing, the importance of pre-participation sports physicals, new dietary guidelines for alcohol, and meet your Providers!

Testing for COVID-19
by Dr. Jeff Anthony

There is a lot of talk about testing for COVID-19 and rightly so. We now understand that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is relatively easily spread by people who have the disease and have symptoms. Yet people can also have the disease but remain asymptomatic.