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  • 4.13.21 J&J Vaccine Update April 13, 2021

    As news regarding the J&J vaccine has changed significantly since our COVID-19 Vaccine Update posted on 3.24.21, we offer the  following link to today’s Joint CDC and FDA Statement ...

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Update March 24, 2021

    Experts Weigh In With Reassuring Outlook

    The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is in full swing around the country but many questions remain. We reveal the latest answers (as of February 2021) from nationally recognized ...

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  • A Guide to the Power Players in Pain Relief March 24, 2021

    Which Pain Relievers Work Best?

    When you reach for a pain reliever, what are you most likely to find in your medicine cabinet? And does it matter? While aspirin, Tylenol and ...

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  • Cooking without Sodium or Sugar March 24, 2021

    Assortments of spices, white pepper, chili flakes, lemongrass, coriander and cumin seeds in jars on grey stone background. Copy space

    Executive Chef Stan Hodes Shares Secrets of the Spice Rack

    The benefits ...

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  • Covid-19 Update: Testing, Monitoring, and Vitamins/Medications January 11, 2021

    COVID-19 Testing

    For patients with symptoms, the sensitivity of both PCR and antigen tests is improved.

    PCR is the most sensitive test but has a long turnaround; antigen testing costs money.

    Options:

    1. PCR
        • QUEST: turnaround time 3 to 4 days
        • LA Curative site: turnaround time 2 days
        • Private sites can cost over $100
    2. Antigen testing: done in our office
        • 89% ...
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  • Five Intriguing Insights about COVID-19 Vaccines January 11, 2021

    At a recent Clinical Conference hosted by Specialdocs, virology expert Michael Kinch, PhD, director of Washington University’s Centers for Research Innovation in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery and author of Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity, discussed the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines. Hailing the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines as incredible ...

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  • New Year’s Resolutions Are So 2020! January 1, 2021

    What are your 2021 Anti-Resolutions?

    Year after year, the pattern rarely varies. Resolutions made, promptly followed by resolutions broken. The odds of sticking to New Year’s resolutions are, in fact, completely stacked against ...

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  • Pandemic Stress Likely Compounded by Seasonal Affective Disorder January 1, 2021

    Experts Expect Record Numbers of Seasonal Affective Disorder Diagnosis in 2021

    As we continue to weather the storm of COVID-19, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is also ...

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  • Start 2021 off Right by Sticking to your Winter Exercise Plan January 1, 2021

    A Winter Workout Routine Will Prepare You For Life After COVID 

    Exercise will reduce pain, improve function and mobility, lower blood pressure and blood sugar,  decrease risk of chronic illness and ...

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Update December 23, 2020

    A message from Monica Sarang, MD:

    I realize the flood of information regarding approval of COVID-19 vaccines is both hopeful and overwhelming. Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we’re hearing from patients regarding safety, efficacy and distribution of the recently approved Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Please keep in mind ...

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