COVID-19 Resources for Patients

Coronavirus-19

General COVID-19 Information  The World Health Organization: Common COVID-19 Myths  The World Health Organization: Video Advice for the Public  Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Information  Fairfax County Government: Common COVID-19 Myths and Rumors  Fairfax County COVID-19 Case Data  Loudon County COVID-19 Case Data  Coronavirus Updates from The Washington Post  Coronavirus Updates from The New York Times COVID -19 Vaccine Information Virginia is prioritizing their …

Preventing Osteoporosis Part 2, Diet & Supplements

Osteoporosis Supplements

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of strong bones, the definition of osteoporosis, and the risk factors for this condition. It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, including 7.8 million women and 2.3 million men. Another 33.6 million people over the age of 50 have …

Preventing Osteoporosis Part 1

Osteoporosis

OCTOBER 29, 2020 As a primary care physician, I have a responsibility to educate patients about the importance of healthy strong bones.  If you can develop healthy habits early in life, then oftentimes you can avoid developing osteoporosis or experiencing a fracture. What does the term “osteoporosis” mean? Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone mass and loss of …

Hospitalization during COVID-19

COVID Hospitalization

OCTOBER 22, 2020 How can you help a loved one who is heading to the hospital during this COVID era? Below are several suggestions that will provide you with confidence and security that your loved one will be well cared for and that you will receive regular communications from their healthcare team. #1, please make sure that your loved one …

COVID-19 Versus Allergies

COVID vs. Allergies

OCTOBER 22, 2020 It is getting cooler outside, but ragweed levels are still high, COVID cases are on the rise, and you are vigilant for the seasonal flu. You wake up on Monday morning and feel fatigued, have nasal congestion, and a sore throat. Is it COVID-19? The flu? Or is it just allergies? Given the deadly nature of COVID-19 …