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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: David Pong, M.D.
April 7th, 2021

In this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. David Pong discusses the plateauing of COVID cases, the continued increase in vaccinations, vaccine safety, AstraZeneca and blood clots, and more. Watch the full video below and read on for a transcript.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | HarmonizePMD | Wellness

By: Sarah Brawley, Health Coach
April 6th, 2021

Are you finding yourself stressed out? Finding a fun activity is key to managing stress levels. Richmond health coach Sarah Brawley offers seven ideas, from coloring to journaling, for fun activities you can do to relieve stress. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
April 1st, 2021

Dr. Bishop discusses the the annoucnement made by BioNTech that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appears to be effective in young people ages 12 to 15. Watch the full video below and reason on for a full recap.

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
March 24th, 2021

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. Bishop discusses the confusing data around AstraZeneca's trial results, if the vaccine is effective for those with rheumatoid arthritis, vaccine side effects, and more. Watch the full video below and reason on for a full recap.

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Medical Perspectives | Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD | Wellness

Whether you’ve just started a couch-to-5K running program or you’re a seasoned marathoner, you’re probably no stranger to aches and pains in your legs and knees as you grow muscle and improve your stamina. But how do you know if the pain is normal or part of a bigger issue? Ahat does it mean if you have pain behind your knee when you run?

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: David Pong, M.D.
March 17th, 2021

On this week's COVID-19 update, Dr. David Pong fills in for Dr. Bishop and provided an update on vaccination numbers, the effectiveness of vaccines in the real world, the durability of antibodies as far as we know, and the prospects of wearing masks and washing hands long-term to prevent infections beyond COVID. Watch the video below and read on for a transcript. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | MetabolizePMD

One thing I've noticed when I meet with patients is their mystery at reading a food label. What are we looking for? How should we evaluate added sugars? Watch this video and read on to learn more. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | MetabolizePMD | Wellness

Eating healthy can be a lifestyle for your whole family, kids included. But it's not always easy, especially if habits have already formed. So what can you do nutritionally to get your children and your family eating healthier? Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen shares five tips in this video. Watch below and read on for a recap.