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Health & Wellness January 2021

Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccines

by John M. Kelso, MD Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. John M. Kelso has authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been active as a speaker at national and international meetings of allergy, pediatric, and internal medicine societies. As the New Year arrives and people are starting to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Dr. Kelso…

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Health & Wellness January 2021 Newsletter

Exercise After COVID-19? Take It Slow

by Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP Long-time Symposia Medicus faculty member, Dr. Jordan Metzl, is a nationally-renowned physician, author, and fitness instructor who specializes in sports medicine and is an incredibly active member of the athletic world himself. Today, Dr. Metzl gives his recommendations for patients who are returning to exercise after recovering from COVID-19.…

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Health & Wellness January 2021

Small & Easy Changes for Fitness & Well-Being

by Judi Bar, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Judi Bar, a speaker at Symposia Medicus’ annual conferences on Integrative Medicine in Women’s Health over the last three years, offers ways to start the New Year with small, easy changes for fitness and well-being.   We have come off quite a year. Mostly everything has changed, although you…

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December 2020 Health & Wellness Newsletter

Behavior Matters: Magic Words

by Karen J. Miller, MD Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Karen Miller shares her insight on ways healthcare professionals can help parents address behavior or conduct problems with their children. Did you ever wish there were magic words? Actually, there are. I have been a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician for more than 30 years…

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December 2020 Health & Wellness

Playing the Long Game

by Edward Walker, MD, MHA Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Edward Walker provides perspective on the importance and impact of self-care during the ongoing pandemic. Today is the nine-month anniversary of the little index card sign I placed over the latch of my front door. Its crumpled, askew message says, “WASH HANDS.” It was a…

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Health & Wellness November 2020 Travel Tips

Navigating the Holidays During the Pandemic

The holidays like we’ve never had them before. Well, here we are in November. Who would’ve thought it could arrive so quickly while this year has felt so long? As we dive into the holiday season, we must remember that we aren’t out of the woods yet. While we continue to navigate the currents of…

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Health & Wellness November 2020

The Blind Man’s Lantern

Symposia Medicus faculty member and Martial Arts Grand Master 8th Degree Black Belt Dr. Michael Foley shares a story and insight surrounding the challenge of healthcare provider burnout. One evening after a Martial Arts class, a blind student approached the Master to request a lantern for his journey home. On hearing the request, the Master—who…

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Health & Wellness Newsletter

COVID-19 Resources

It has been eight months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and yet, there is still so much to learn about this novel coronavirus. Information is key, so Symposia Medicus will be working with our faculty to share information that healthcare professionals can use to help better understand…

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Health & Wellness Newsletter November 2020

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About the U.S. Healthcare System

by Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP, ABMT Symposia Medicus faculty member Dr. Frank LoVecchio gives his thoughts and opinions on the pandemic and what COVID-19 has taught us about the U.S. Healthcare System. A challenging game played by teens is to ask me how to spin bad events into a positive. I applied this philosophy…

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Health & Wellness October 2020

Surviving a Viral Pandemic

by Roger Newman, MD In earlier months of grappling with the coronavirus, even medical professionals were still trying to grasp the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cope with the ever-changing nature of the pandemic. Hear from Symposia Medicus faculty member, Dr. Roger Newman, as he shares his experience—with a sprinkle of humor—on contracting…