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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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Cold and Flu: Why Do They Strike In Winter?

Jan 05, 2021 by Total Access Medical

Many people associate cold weather with the common cold. Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose -- everyone knows the first signs. And, according to the CDC, millions of people develop the common cold each year in the United States. 

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Here Are The Top Ways To Prevent Disease

Dec 30, 2020 by Total Access Medical

What is disease prevention and how can you prevent diseases from happening? In this article, we offer four ways to prevent diseases and how to take care of yourself so you can live your healthiest, best life. Master these four science-based healthy habits and you'll high-five your way to feeling great.

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After Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine, How Will Life Change?

Dec 21, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Now that the vaccine is starting to gradually proliferate through our society at large, what does this mean for the current state of the pandemic in the United States?

Unfortunately, given that numbers are rising to all-time highs nationwide, experts say we’re facing a long road with the virus.

They say it will take a long time for the vaccine to have a pronounced effect while the pandemic persists. People should expect many restrictions will remain in place for some time as we all work together to reduce COVID-19 transmission.

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Is It Allergies, Flu or COVID-19?

Dec 18, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Not all symptoms are created equally. There are many symptoms of cold, flu, and COVID that are similar, and it may be difficult to distinguish. 

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PA & DE: COVID-19 Testing Information

Dec 08, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Getting tested for COVID-19 has become a part of our new normal, a thing that we may need to do almost as regularly as we purchase new masks. If you’ve been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19, have symptoms of the virus, or have been referred by your healthcare professional, you might need a COVID test.

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