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Is The Third COVID-19 Vaccine Different?

Mar 01, 2021 by Total Access Medical

The U.S. is getting a third coronavirus vaccine -- this one made by Johnson & Johnson. The US Food and Drug Administration has given the vaccine emergency use authorization, and the federal government is scheduled to start distribution almost immediately. The new vaccine is a little different. Here's how.

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A Guide To Plant-Based Protein

Feb 24, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Plant-based foods typically contain fiber, which promotes good gut bacteria, smoother digestion, and, in the case of soluble fiber, better heart health.

Research has suggested that a plant-based diet could play a role in cancer prevention. Other studies have shown plant-based eating can be a helpful strategy for weight loss and type 2 diabetes management.

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Total Access Medical and Simplex Health Join Forces To Improve Patient Health Outcomes

Feb 19, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Total Access Medical and Simplex Health have teamed up to prevent and reverse chronic disease and other health conditions for patients. 

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11 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

Feb 15, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Healthy weight loss isn’t only due to the simplistic calories in, calories out paradigm. Nor is it solely reliant on diet and exercise. It’s everything – it’s all the various signals our body receives from the environment that affect how our genes express themselves and thrive. It’s setting good habits and expunging bad ones. 

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7 Signs You Should Stop Exercising Now

Feb 09, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Being as physically active as possible protects your health. The benefits of physical activity far outweigh any potential risk, but it is not always a good idea. So, the advice is to just listen to your body.

Here are 7 signs that you should stop exercising and take it easy for the foreseeable future. 

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Four COVID-19 Vaccines Compared

Feb 01, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Two vaccines have been approved for use in the United States. A third and fourth are coming soon. Here’s a closer look at them and what it might mean for you.

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If You’re Pregnant, Here’s What to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan 26, 2021 by Total Access Medical

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out, pregnant people must look at their own medical histories and risk factors to determine if they feel ready to get the shot.

The vaccines weren’t studied in people who were pregnant during clinical trials, leaving little safety data to work with.

If you are pregnant, you will need to decide whether getting the shot is the right call for you.

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There’s No Limit to the Cardiovascular Benefits of Exercise

Jan 20, 2021 by Total Access Medical

A study published on January 12, 2021 led by the University of Oxford said that there’s no upper threshold to the benefits of exercise in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Who Can and Can’t Safely Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Jan 12, 2021 by Total Access Medical

For the large majority of people, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. But there are some groups who may need to take into account additional considerations when deciding whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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2020 Was The Turning Point For Concierge Medicine

Jan 08, 2021 by Total Access Medical

It’s almost unfathomable how much has changed in the course of just 10 months as the pandemic upended how we conducted business, interacted with family and friends, dined out, celebrated life passages and mourned endings, and in particular, received healthcare.

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