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Healthcare Worker Burnout from COVID-19

Healthcare Worker Burnout from COVID-19

Healthcare workers on the front lines have had a front row seat for the worst pandemic in 100 years.  Although I’m not on the front lines in the hospital anymore, I can tell you it’s taking its toll.  Healthcare workers are compassionate and empathetic people by nature.  Each death hits us hard, regardless of the … Continue reading "Healthcare Worker Burnout from COVID-19" ...
COVID-19 Not “Just The Flu”

COVID-19 Not “Just The Flu”

A common misconception is that COVID-19 is mild, its “just a flu”.  Although many cases of COVID are mild or asymptomatic, serious disease and death do happen in higher numbers than many realize. First of all, Influenza is actually quite serious and can be deadly.  Anyone who has had it will tell you they feel … Continue reading "COVID-19 Not “Just The Flu”" ...
Do I need a COVID Vaccine Booster?

Do I need a COVID Vaccine Booster?

With the rise of the Delta variant, there is renewed interest in COVID vaccine efficacy and whether boosters are needed.  First, let’s clarify what is meant by “booster”.  A booster could be another shot of the existing vaccines – for example, if you got 2 shots of Pfizer vaccine, a booster might be a 3rd shot.  So … Continue reading "Do I need a COVID Vaccine Booster?" ...
The Current State of COVID-19 in San Diego County

The Current State of COVID-19 in San Diego County

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is causing cases to surge across the nation and in San Diego County, although thankfully nowhere near the peak levels in January 2021.  As you can see in the graph below, the case counts are rising and similar to rates seen Summer 2020. CLICK HERE to explore more data for San … Continue reading "The Current State of COVID-19 in San Diego County" ...
What is the Delta Variant?

What is the Delta Variant?

SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic that started late in 2019 and quickly spread worldwide.  All viruses mutate over time, and this Coronavirus is no exception.  Many viral mutations are not a problem, but some make the virus more powerful.  That’s the situation with the new Delta Variant of SARS-CoV-2 that was first identified … Continue reading "What is the Delta Variant?" ...
Improve Your Sleep Schedule? Go Camping

Improve Your Sleep Schedule? Go Camping

I read a great article in Popular Science (Feb 2017) about how going camping can improve your sleep. Yes, camping!  We know that modern environments with all their electronic gadgets (and bright screens) hurt sleep patterns. When we look at bright lights, our bodies stay in “daytime” mode, so we stay up later and wake up groggier.   If we … Continue reading "Improve Your Sleep Schedule? Go Camping" ...
Health Benefits of a Massage

Health Benefits of a Massage

A massage is great for helping you relax, but it also has more therapeutic benefits. Relieve Depression Anxiety Sleep More Soundly Improve Circulation Fight Fatigue Manage Pain Boost Focus Reduce Stress Heal Injuries Improve flexibility Decrease Headaches Relieve Back & Neck Pain How can massage do all that? “The skin is moved during a moderate … Continue reading "Health Benefits of a Massage" ...
Tips for Getting a COVID Vaccine Appointment in San Diego County

Tips for Getting a COVID Vaccine Appointment in San Diego County

Starting March 15, San Diego County has opened Phase 1C which includes people age 16-64 with some underlying medical conditions.  More information can be found here. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/vaccines/phases.html Since I’m no longer able to provide COVID vaccine in my office due to changes at the State level, I’ve put together some resources to help you find … Continue reading "Tips for Getting a COVID Vaccine Appointment in San Diego County" ...
Covid Vaccine – Now Available!

Covid Vaccine – Now Available!

Finally, some concrete information about how to get COVID vaccine.   PLEASE be patient – I have only 2 staff members and limited vaccine supply, although I can request more.  We will get everyone vaccinated. I am vaccinating healthcare providers this week and next.  When San Diego County changes to Phase 1B (likely over the … Continue reading "Covid Vaccine – Now Available!" ...