Notes from the Doc

Percentric Brief April 27th, 2020

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Good morning,

I’m Bryan Fine, MD, MPH, CEO & Founder of Percentric. This e-newsletter – always evolving – focuses on keeping you well by addressing both non-COVID-19 and COVID-19 health concerns. We work hard to keep it real, and real-time.

1. Covid-19 update

The CDC has officially added 6 new symptoms (chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and a loss of taste or smell) to the list of possible Covid-19 symptoms. See why that matters here.

2. It’s National Infant Immunization Week

So don’t skip those vaccines, folks. The number of children getting regular vaccinations has dropped by almost half in the last couple months as up to 80% of kids aren’t seeing their doctors right now. See what Dr. Sally Goza, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), wants all parents to know right now about keeping kids healthy.

3. Emotional Eating

Lots of people do it, and this pandemic isn’t making it any better. See this article from Psychology Today on tips for curbing emotional eating.

4. How many tabs do you have open right now?

Is it more than 20? Or is that just me? However many it is, you NEED one of these browser extensions to brighten your day.

5. Ask a Percentric Doc

Today’s question (from a family member): So when can we open back up already?!

Disclaimer, I’m neither an epidemiologist nor an infectious disease specialist. But I’ve got to say, Dr. Zubin- aka ZDogMD- breaks down what we need to know before we open back up- and why we need to know it- pretty succinctly in this video. How can I argue with, “We need to science the crap out of this?”

Stay safe, smart, and sane.


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