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August 7, 2020 Newsletter: Pandemic Anxiety, Vaccine Development and Immunity, Play Safe Sports Kids, and End Pain with Physical Therapy

Pandemic Anxiety: Tools You Can Use
By Dr. Ken Anderson

As the pandemic lingers on, we are seeing more patients with anxiety, both as a primary complaint and also as a complication of other issues. It is no wonder this is occurring with the daily bombardment of news reminding
us how terrible this disease is and how far we have departed from ‘normal life’. There are financial stressors with many people out of work.

July 25, 2020 Newsletter

What Are The Filtering Properties of Homemade Masks?

In our last newsletter we discussed the science of COVID-19 spread and protections offered by wearing masks. We discussed respiratory particle size related to how viruses like COVID-19 create infectious contagion.

July 10, 2020 Newsletter: Scientific Update on Masks, Sting Ray Injuries, and How Exercise Affects the Immune System

Scientific update on the use of masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In a recent article from researchers at UC Davis the scientific evidence of facial masks helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 was reviewed. The conclusion is that scientific evidence is clear: Social distancing and wearing masks help prevent people from spreading COVID-19, and masks also protect those who wear them.

June 13, 2020 Newsletter: Understanding the confusion of COVID-19, Diabetes care, Don’t Ditch Your Mask Yet, Introducing Lifewellness Institute, Working From Home–Ergonomically

Unraveling COVID Confusion and the WHO Statements on Coronavirus:

In the past few days, you may have read conflicting information about how asymptomatic carriers may or may not be contagious or able to transmit COVID-19 to others. At a June 7 media briefing WHO lead investigator, Dr. Maria Van Kerkove made a statement that came under much scrutiny from the scientific community.

American Heart Association CPR/AED Awareness Week

We love the American Heart Association and the amazing work they do in our community. It's CPR/AED Awareness Week and everyone should know CPR and how to use an AED. In this KUSI interview you can learn more about AEDs, and even smartphone apps that can help you save a life.

Newsletter May 29 : Temperature Checks, Vitamin D, MISc Symptoms in Children, Masks, and Antibody Testing

What’s the Deal  With  Temperature  Checks? 

As businesses start re-opening, we will come into contact with more people and the microbes they carry with them. Airlines, gyms, hair salons and restaurants are examples of places where an additional layer of protection can go a long way to help our economy remain open and avoid a ‘second wave’ of COVID-19.  

SDSM has been implementing safe social distancing and interactions for many weeks now by asking every patient about recent fever, cough, cold or flu symptoms, recent travel, contact with anyone experiencing any of the above, and taking temperatures of those entering our facilities.

Newsletter May 15, 2020 TMJ treatments, Keeping Kids Busy, Pregnancy and COVID-19,

TMJ Disorders and Treatment

The Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ) connect the upper jaw or maxilla, to the lower jaw called the mandible. These joints, located both on the left and right side of your jaw, are the most frequently used joints in the entire body and exert an average of 160 pounds of pressure! These powerful joints are used with chewing, talking, laughing and swallowing.

Newsletter May 8, 2020: Skin cancer, food safety, sports physicals and more…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

Skin is one of the largest organs of your body. It plays many important roles in keeping our bodies healthy, including protecting us from the harmful radiation of the sun.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer

About 5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year (almost 10,000 a day)

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all the other cancers combined

1 in 5 Americans will develop a form of skin cancer by the age of 70

The rates of skin cancer are on the rise.

Video visits using MY CHART

San Diego Sports Medicine & Family Health Center is proud to offer MyChart portal access to our patients.  Especially during this time of social distancing, we highly recommend signing up for MyChart.If you are not already using MyChart  we will be contacting you to assist with the sign up process over the next few weeks.