2020 will go down in history as the year of COVID-19. We’ve all dealt with COVID-19 as a constant presence in our lives since February. And, as we expected, it’s not going away completely until a vaccine is fully developed and distributed on a broad scale. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to happen before 2021. That means, as we get deeper into the fall and head toward winter, COVID-19 will remain in our lives. And because of the colder weather, we can reasonably expect an increase in cases. Most respiratory illnesses, the flu included, return as the weather cools and we spend more time indoors. There’s no reason to expect COVID-19 will behave differently. So, what should you be doing to minimize your COVID-19 risk this fall and winter?
Often, sinus infections are treated with antibiotics. However, your doctor will determine the best treatment based on the root cause of your sinus infection. If antibiotics are prescribed, you may want to know how long it will be before you start to experience relief from symptoms.
If you feel tired throughout the day it’s possible that you aren’t getting enough sleep or, more importantly, enough of the right kind of sleep. Not only does inadequate sleep leave you exhausted but it also affects your overall mood, productivity and health. So, how can you tell if you’re getting enough sleep? Here’s what you need to know about the importance of sleep quality, as well as several ideas for how to improve it quickly.
To show your love and affection for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays, you can enjoy a romantic dinner and exchange presents. But there’s another gift that is also highly recommended: encourage your loved one to get a preventative care physical exam. Many people avoid these routine visits with their physicians which can have a negative impact on their long-term health care. And yet, a little encouragement from their significant other might provide the motivation they need.
There are some common misconceptions about concierge medicine, including the idea that it is only for patients who are older or have active health issues. In reality, this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth, as there are many benefits of concierge medicine that are perfect for those who are young and in good health.