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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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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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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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Medical Perspectives | Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap

By: Steve E. Bishop, M.D.
October 29th, 2020

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And in recognition of this topic's importance, we hosted A PMD Conversation: Breast Cancer with Dr. Steven Bishop, Dr. Tamara Sobel, and Dr. Susan Scharpf. Over about 25 minutes, they discussed numerous topics related to breast cancer, including prevention, screening, treatment, and what they discuss with their patients regarding breast cancer. Watch the full conversation below, and read on for a transcript. 

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Medical Perspectives | COVID-19

By: David Pong, M.D.
May 27th, 2020

Cleaning has been a huge focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. It starts with washing your hands, but it also stretches beyond that. How do you reduce the risk, as best as possible, of bringing the active virus into your home or environment? 

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Medical Perspectives | COVID-19

By: David Pong, M.D.
May 20th, 2020

The symptoms of COVID-19 are well known. Cough, fever, chills, headache, and chest pressure that can lead to shortness of breath. Some people have G.I. issues such as an upset stomach of diarrhea. Some people notice a loss of smell. And we're still learning more. 

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Medical Perspectives | COVID-19

By: David Pong, M.D.
May 13th, 2020

Masks are important tools in stopping the spread of COVID-19. How do they work? Why should you wear one? What are the different types of masks? And how often should you wash your mask? Watch the video below for answers to these questions and read on for a recap. 

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Medical Perspectives

By: James F. Bampton, M.D.
August 29th, 2019

When it comes to most any activity involving needles, you are not going to get a lot of hands shooting into the air to volunteer. But, those who have experienced the benefits of dry needling therapy swear by it, and it’s not hard to see why. The technique offers nearly immediate relief from muscular pain with mild, if any, side effects.

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Medical Perspectives

By: David Pong, M.D.
February 11th, 2019

A recent study published by the American Heart Association reports that 48% of American adults have some form of heart disease. Because serious heart conditions can be present without symptoms, a significant number of the population could be completely unaware of poor cardiovascular health or their risk of developing life-threatening disease. Often, the best way to find out about current health and potential risk is through advanced cardiovascular screening.