The holidays are in full swing, which means celebrations, gatherings, time with loved ones, and… cold and flu season (womp, womp). With various illnesses going around and more time spent in groups, it’s more important than ever to build up a strong immune system that will carry you through the sick season and remain healthy and thriving.
It’s that time of year again — sneezing, itching, sniffling, and coughing. Chances are, you’re one of the 24 million Americans who experience seasonal allergies, and you’re familiar with the toll it can take on your body. Due to both the symptoms of seasonal allergies, and the physiological process your body goes through when reacting to an allergen, your health can suffer more than usual during this time of year. And oftentimes, allergy medicines only provide temporary relief. It’s important to keep in mind your body’s overall well-being when dealing with allergies, and not just treat the isolated symptoms.
Your “gut” is more than just your stomach: it is actually a group of organs that starts with the mouth and ends with the colon. The health of this system has a profound impact on the overall health of your entire body. Join us for a webinar with nurse practitioner Sarah Bird, DNP, who will discuss the importance of maintaining excellent gut health and how you can influence your microbiome to improve your immune function, mood, and metabolism.
PALM has been approved to administer the vaccine, and we are eagerly awaiting news as to when we will receive it. Once we do, we will offer it to PALM members who meet the requirements of each phase of the rollout. For more information on the phases of vaccine rollout, please refer to the State of Missouri planned phases.
Our Chief Medical Officer and PALM Health medical team have put together a list of frequently asked questions about the new COVID-19 vaccine, in order to keep you updated and informed with the latest information.
As many of you are aware, St. Louis County has issued new guidelines that will go into effect Tuesday, November 17. I want to reassure you that your PALM team has carefully reviewed and considered these changes.
What more can you do to stay healthy? Dr. Sita Kedia and Dr. Lauren Dal Farra recommend these tips to support your immune system: eat well, hydrate, sleep, reduce stress, maintain healthy nutrition, and protect your mental health.
The health and happiness of our PALM community continues to be at the forefront of my mind each day. With the pandemic enduring at a greater intensity than hoped, we are all coping with chaos and new daily challenges. It’s clear that COVID-19 has impacted us all, but to varying degrees: some among us have lost loved ones; others have been sick; some have suffered from isolation; others have lost jobs; and everyone has had to modify plans and social interactions.
There’s a lot of information circulating about COVID-19 right now. What do we know for certain? In this live Zoom webinar, our PALM Health physicians will address current statistics on the coronavirus, the spectrum of symptoms, medications and supplements for prevention and treatment, the status of a possible vaccination, and concerns about exposure as children head back to school.
As we move into the middle of summer, we are all witnessing COVID-19 continue to spread throughout the country. I am sure this has raised concerns and questions for you and your loved ones, as it has for so many in our community. I’d like to take this moment to address some frequently asked questions, and hopefully provide you with knowledge that can help you feel informed and empowered.