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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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COVID-19

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 27th, 2021

This week, the FDA approved an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The CDC will meet next week to officially vote on their use in the United States.  Ahead of the FDA meeting, Pfizer released a large amount of data from their trials. On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop analyzed that data, including:

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Jaime Monsen, Certified Health Coach
October 22nd, 2021

Are you just looking for some simple, easy-to-understand exercises to help you get started?  Today, I'm going to go through a simple way to get started by really focusing on your larger muscle groups. We're going to really focus on your legs, on your chest, on your back, things like that.

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 20th, 2021

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop discussed what's happening with booster doses for Moderna and J&J and when they might be ready, data on getting COVID vaccines and flu shots at the same time, and the potential for mix-and-match COVID vaccinations. 

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By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 13th, 2021

The FDA's Vaccine Advisory Committee is meeting Thursday and Friday to discuss boosters for both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Ahead of the meeting, the FDA and the companies released data on their trials. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | MetabolizePMD | OptimizePMD | Wellness

By: Allison Kaminski, Health Coach
October 12th, 2021

Many people have questions about how to bring triglycerides and glucose numbers down. What should they be at? How can you improve them? Let's dive in. 

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By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 6th, 2021

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop discussed new information regarding Long COVID, He answered questions such as: 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
September 29th, 2021

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop discussed where we are in terms of the Delta variant wave, Pfizer's submission of vaccine data for kids 5 to 11, the timeline for Moderna and J&J boosters, and more. 

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By: Brandon Rice, Health Coach
September 27th, 2021

Movement is medicine. If you need the inspiration to get a little exercise done, join Short Pump health coach Brandon Rice as he takes you through this 30-minute exercise routine, featuring a warm-up and three sets of six exercises each. Follow along in the video below, and scroll down for the list of exercises to be done.