Telehealth video visits offer pain relief while at home

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While some physical therapy clinics choose to remain open right now, PhysioFit is slowing the spread of the virus and protecting neighbors, loved ones and first-line medical providers by offering clients video visits.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a growing global concern unlike anything that’s ever been seen. In response to this uncertain and unprecedented event, people are encouraged to slow the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing.

A parent’s survival guide to home-schooling

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While much attention is paid to how children are adapting to their new virtual learning setups, parents also are affected as they work to provide support and stability.

With an estimated 50% of Americans mandated to work from home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and the majority of public schools closed, many working parents are navigating an unprecedented reality – adjusting to remote working and home-schooling their children.

Ways to stay holistically healthy during the coronavirus outbreak

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Eating nutritious foods is one way to keep healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. Antioxidants and foods high in zinc and vitamins C and B-6 strengthen the immune system.

Coronavirus diagnoses and deaths are still on the rise in parts of the U.S. The statistics are changing every day, but one thing remains certain: It’s more important now than ever before to take care of our holistic health to protect ourselves and our loved ones from contracting the virus or to en-sure a quick recovery if we do. Below are ways to do just that.

3 questions and answers to help manage severe asthma

The majority of the more than 25 million Americans living with asthma enjoy active, healthy lives. But for others, despite using high-dose asthma medicines and avoiding triggers, severe symptoms are a part of daily life.

If this describes your experience, it could be severe asthma, a type of asthma that affects approximately 5-10% of those with the condition. Severe asthma is dangerous, increasing the risk of death, illness and depression, and limiting one’s ability to work or go to school.

Get outside this spring for proven health benefits

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Communing with nature, whether it be a bike ride, a hike or meditating alone among the redwoods, can reduce depressive symptoms as well as provide significant and wide-ranging health benefits, according to researchers.


Enjoying the great outdoors may be the easiest way to improve your mental and physical health. Plus, it’s a great way to spend time with your partner, squeezing into the coming spring’s extra daylight hours and vacations some blanket time at a park, hiking a trail or sharing a sunset.

10-year study reveals ongoing success of JumpstartMD's weight-loss program

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Dr. Sean Bourke, co-founder and CEO of JumpstartMD, recently released JumpstartMD’s 10-year study touting the benefits of his commercial weight-loss program compared with others.

JumpstartMD, a medical weight-loss company with 12 Bay Area clinics – including one in Mountain View – recently published a 10-year study in the Journal of Obesity that shows its methods work better than other commercial weight-loss programs.

The study, with more than 22,000 participants, focused on JumpstartMD’s low-carbohydrate real-food diet and personalized guidance program. It revealed that after three months, more than 80% of the patients achieved 5% weight loss and more than 45% of them lost at least 10%. That’s greater weight-loss success than competing programs such as Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig have produced, according to the study.

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