So, home we go, a fistful of antibiotics, an absence of the peril of a pulmonary embolus, all will be well. We dutifully completed the antibiotics, he attentively consumed liquids, protein drinks, took walks, rested. However. The last pill swallowed, no significant inroads. Back to the drawing board. Must be something else. Churning through symptoms,…Details
So, I offer anecdote by way of illustrating just how staggered, out of sync and disjointed our system is as a whole. Of note, this is NOT in any way a reflection upon those working in healthcare, but is rather a resulting manifestation of the intersection of administrative pressures, insurance-lead parameters, system requirements and, in…Details
Pfizer released its highly anticipated news this morning, September 20th, that the COVID19 vaccine was deemed both safe and effective for children ages 5-11. The next steps are to submit for EUA (emergency use authorization status) designation; conceivably, this could be rendered in the next few weeks. Key elements: -the dosing, at 10 micrograms, is…Details
If you’re like so many in these past couple of years (decades, centuries?), you have possibly fallen behind on your regular check-ups, much less your cancer screenings. As a reminder, it is now recommended that all persons of average risk begin screening for colon cancer at age 45. This means all for whom there is no…Details
There is mounting evidence that a booster vaccine is helpful in improving your immune response to COVID 19. While the initial offering is to immunocompromised and frontline workers, anyone outside of the 8 month vaccine window should consider having a discussion with your health care provider regarding a booster vaccination.
As my husband likes to say, the person struggling with ten pounds may be working twice as hard as the young, healthy college student. The purpose of any exercise is to stress your body, your physiology, such that it adapts to the stress by, over time, being able to more efficiently manage that stress. That…Details
I am excited to welcome all of you to Flourish Health Guidance, your one-stop shop for general health, focused health and wellness goals, advocacy for your health journey, navigation for any complex health and wellness issues, fitness prescriptions and maintenance and anything else you might need along your journey. These days are fraught with uncertainty,…Details
The mRNA vaccine is not new technology and has actually been around for over a decade. The advantage of this technology is that the mRNA breaks down rather quickly and thus the initial stimulus for the immune response is fleeting—less chance of adverse events. In the many thousands that have received the full vaccine, there…Details