Category: direct primary care

mrna vaccines can end the covid-19 pandemic

Any respiratory virus has the potential to become a pandemic. We have had influenza pandemics in the past, and we are always worrying about an influenza pandemic, but this is the first pandemic since 1918. The 2018-2019 influenza season was really bad with hospitals… Continue Reading “mrna vaccines can end the covid-19 pandemic”

The Lowdown on Low T

Is “manopause” real, and do the benefits of testosterone replacement outweigh the risks? Testosterone levels decrease by 1-3% per year starting at age 30 in men. When testosterone falls, men experience fatigue, loss of bone and muscle mass with an increase in fat, inflammation,… Continue Reading “The Lowdown on Low T”

Don’t Fear the Hormones

Many women (and their doctors) are afraid of hormone replacement therapy. The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study followed over 160,000 postmenopausal women taking premarin (horse estrogen) and medroxyprogesterone (synthetic progestin) for fifteen years, and this combination resulted in a slight increase in the rates… Continue Reading “Don’t Fear the Hormones”

Cure Your Allergies

It’s allergy season again (does allergy season ever end in Hampton Roads?) If you suffer from allergies, you may be miserable with itchy watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, sinus headaches, earaches, dizziness, and fatigue. You may also get frequent colds, ear… Continue Reading “Cure Your Allergies”

Should I Get a Flu Shot?

I know that many people do not get an annual flu shot.  Some people hate to get it because they feel sick afterwards.  Others are just frustrated that even after getting a flu shot, they still get the flu.  Let me share some information… Continue Reading “Should I Get a Flu Shot?”