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The Healthy Reads Blog is your source for insights into medical trends, concierge medicine, primary care, wellness, and more.

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Medical Perspectives

By: Robert Cross, M.D.
April 2nd, 2021

One of your most important senses is your vision. It gives you the ability to be independent and self-sufficient. Your quality of life can be greatly affected if you were to lose your vision, even partially.

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COVID-19

By: Robert Cross, M.D.
October 23rd, 2020

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?  

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Medical Perspectives

By: Robert Cross, M.D.
April 26th, 2017

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.

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Lifestyle & Wellness

By: Robert Cross, M.D.
March 9th, 2016

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.

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Concierge Medicine | Executive Health

By: Robert Cross, M.D.
February 10th, 2016

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.

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Concierge Medicine

By: Robert Cross, M.D.
September 30th, 2015

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.