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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD

24% of American adults are dealing with arthritis. This is a common disease, and it's becoming more common. So if you have arthritis, exercising can be a challenge. What types of exercise should you focus on?

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By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
May 19th, 2022

In this COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop provides an update on where we are with cases, hospitalizations, and deaths; discusses the potential for relapses following a course of Paxlovid; recommends a strategy for using home COVID tests; and more. Watch the video below or read on for the full recap. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
March 30th, 2022

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Steven Bishop discusses the FDA's decision to authorize a second booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna, and whether you should get the additional booster. Watch the video below or read on for the recap. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
March 17th, 2022

On this COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop talks about Evusheld, getting a fourth booster shot, and updates on dropping case numbers.  NOTE: We're going to do these every other week for a little while, just because the COVID news has slowed down, which I think is a really good thing and bodes well for us.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD

By: Allison Kaminski, Health Coach
March 15th, 2022

Today, I am going to take you through a quick 15-minute workout that you can do anywhere, anytime. All you might need is a set of weights, but, honestly, weights aren't super necessary either. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
March 2nd, 2022

On this COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop provides an update on the Omicron surge, vaccine effectiveness in children, and boosters. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | MetabolizePMD | Wellness

By: Andrew Neels, Certified Health Coach
February 23rd, 2022

Are you looking to eat a heart-healthy diet? What meals should you have regularly? The conventional wisdom over the past several decades has emphasized lower fat, lower cholesterol diets for heart health and heart disease prevention.

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
February 23rd, 2022

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop reviews the current vaccine guidelines, discusses a new monoclonal antibody treatment, and more. Watch the video below or read on for the full recap.  Reviewing Vaccine Guidelines The main thing I wanted to focus on was regrouping and updating everybody on what's going on with vaccines and boosters and all that.