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December 11 Newsletter: Is It a Cold, the Flu, Allergies or COVID, Holiday Toy Drive, OTC Sleep Aids, and Holiday Hours

Is It a Cold, the Flu, Allergies or COVID? What Should You Do If You Get Symptoms?
By Dr. Jeff Anthony

Each of the above conditions can present with similar symptoms: congestion, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, headache, and fatigue. So how do you know what you have? Let’s highlight some of
the differences.

November 24, 2020 Newsletter: Encouraging news, COVID Risk Calculator, and Holiday Hours

Encouraging News from Dr. Parker

I write to you with encouraging news regarding new developments in the search for an effective vaccine against COVID-19. As you may have read in our latest biweekly newsletter, Pfizer announced their new vaccine demonstrates 95% effectiveness in the prevention of COVID and they are applying this week for emergency use authorization (EUA) to the FDA. A competitor, Moderna, announced almost identical findings for their vaccine and is also ready to apply for an EUA. Finally, this week a third company, AstraZeneca, announced results of trials on their vaccine that uses DNA rather than RNA technology, indicating up to 90% efficacy with one of the dosing regimens studied.

Newsletter October 30, 2020 Dr. Jeff Anthony On CBS-8, A Safer Hug, Back Care and In Studio Pilates, and Meet Robyn Bailis, M. Ed.

Dr Jeff Anthony In The News!

Following Dr. Anthony's October 6 article 'How To Hug During COVID; Is It Worth The Risk?', local news station CBS-8 covered the story. If you missed it, you can view The Four spot below which shared the importance of giving and receiving hugs, as well as Dr. Anthony and his daughter demonstrating a safer way to hug.

October 16, 2020 Newsletter: Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Meet Dr. Bernadett, PT for Breast Cancer Surgery, SARS-COV2 Symptoms Persist, and Safely Carve Pumpkins

Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest-My Story.
By Dr. Ken Anderson

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness is an important medical issue to me. Ten years ago, I suffered a cardiac arrest. It was the hottest day of the year on September 26, 2010. My wife and I were playing tennis with our friends Todd and Sue.

October 2, 2020 Newsletter: Teens in the Time of Pandemic, How To Hug During COVID, and meet Dr. Lange

Teens in the Time of Pandemic
By Dr. Shannon Cheffet

In the last 6 months we have all felt the impact of how a pandemic can affect not only our health, but our spiritual and mental wellbeing. Our communities are navigating the awkwardness of social distancing, fears of economic instability and the loneliness of working/schooling from home.

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.

August 21, 2020 Newsletter: Specialized Treatment for Vertigo, New Guidance for Alcohol and Men, Short Bites on COVID-19, UCSD COVID-19 Grand Rounds

Specialized Treatment for Vertigo

Vertigo is one of the most commonly diagnosed vestibular disorders. The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that process information controlling balance and eye movements. Problems with vestibular function include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and vestibular neuritis, although there are many other possible causes of vestibular dysfunction.

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.