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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Yvonne Bull, Certified Health Coach
September 24th, 2020

During her first video on sun, supplements, and your immune system this week, Owings Mills health coach Yvonne Bull explained how sunlight and supplements can help boost your immune system against COVID-19.

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
September 23rd, 2020

We've got a special guest! This week, Dr. Steven Bishop was joined by Dr. David Pong to discuss the latest COVID-19 information. The pair talked about the accuracy of testing and strategies to improve testing results and the various methods of transmission for the virus. They also answered questions on masks, vaccines, colleges, and more. Watch the video below and read on for the full transcript. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Yvonne Bull, Certified Health Coach
September 22nd, 2020

Everyone loves a little fresh air. It's a good way to feel better quickly. But it's not the air that's particularly helpful when it comes to our immune systems. It's the sunlight. How does exposure to sunlight impact your immune system? What supplements can you take to provide a boost? PartnerMD's Owings Mills health coach, Yvonne Bull, explains.

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Lifestyle & Wellness | COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD

By: Michael Stroud, Certified Health Coach
September 17th, 2020

Exercise helps boost your immune system through the release of your body's "feel-good" chemicals. It also helps you sleep better and lose weight, both of which contribute to a strong immune system. But how much exercise do you need? Is there such a thing as too much exercise? And what types of exercise should you focus on? 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
September 16th, 2020

Dr. Steven Bishop went live on Facebook for another COVID-19 update on Wednesday, September 16. He discussed the latest numbers in Virginia and the United States, the status of vaccine trials and whether the AstraZeneca trial that got halted is something to worry about, and the various types of flu vaccines available. Watch the video below and read on for the full recap. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD

By: Michael Stroud, Certified Health Coach
September 15th, 2020

One way to boost your immune system against COVID-19? Exercise. Regular exercise helps reduce inflammation, relieve stress, and improve sleep, all of which combine to improve your body's defenses. Richmond health coach Michael Stroud recorded this video while doing a little exercise of his own (walking at a local park) to explain more. 

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COVID-19 | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
September 10th, 2020

Dr. Steven Bishop returned to Facebook Live to provide an update on all things COVID-19. He discussed the importance of Vitamin D, various vaccine developments, the upcoming flu season, and more. Watch the video below and read on for the full recap. 

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Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | HarmonizePMD

By: Jaime Monsen, Certified Health Coach
September 10th, 2020

A good night's sleep is vital to improve your immune system. Good sleep allows your body to recharge and reset, which helps you exercise and eat better, which all ties together to boost your immunity.