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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.

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.