Who Needs a Second COVID-19 Vaccine Booster? »

Posted: June 2, 2022

Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded eligibility for another mRNA booster (Pfizer or Moderna) to increase protection against severe COVID-19 illness. NorthBay Health Medical Director Seth Kaufman, M.D., recommends vaccinations for all patients and boosters for... More»

Time for Travel? Maybe! »

Posted: June 2, 2022

As pandemic restrictions have started to lift worldwide, we asked our readers if it was time for an excursion.

The results, as you might guess, were a mixed bag.A graph showing the breakdown of people's responses to our travel... <a href=More»

Away We Go? »

Posted: April 1, 2022

When the pandemic came along, it effectively squashed vacation plans for everyone except the “stay-cationers.” Now, two years later, with COVID-19 cases declining and regulations loosening, are we finally ready to hit the road? Jump on a cruise? Book... More»

Fighting COVID-19’s Long-term Effects »

Posted: March 1, 2022

Most people who have COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks. But some people — even those who had mild versions of the disease — continue to experience symptoms weeks after their initial recovery.

These people are sometimes described as... More»

Best Masks for COVID Protection »

Posted: February 1, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its mask guidelines to recommend that people "wear the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently."

The agency describes well-fitting respirators approved by the... More»

COVID Variants and Omicron »

Posted: January 1, 2022

First detected in South Africa, the new coronavirus variant named Omicron has been detected in the United States and is now the most common variant in the country. Experts recommend taking measures to reduce the spread of infection, by completing... More»

Vaccines vs. Natural Immunity »

Posted: December 1, 2021

What’s more effective, natural immunity from infection or immunity-induced from the COVID-19 vaccine? In a recent review of the literature including their own data, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that immunity from the vaccine and immunity... More»

Tips to Help your Child with Vaccine Anxiety »

Posted: December 1, 2021

Almost no one likes getting a shot, but for some people, especially children, it can be downright terrifying. And with the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11, some parents may find their children dealing with fears... More»

COVID-19 3rd Dose Vaccines are Available »

Posted: December 1, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized Covid-19 third dose “booster” vaccines. Patients may get a booster dose of the same vaccine of their primary series or another of the COVID vaccines under... More»

Great Care Helped Her Survive Surge »

Posted: November 19, 2021

Patient Thankful After COVID-19 Nightmare

“It was a nightmare, not nice. Definitely not something for the weak,” is how Wendy Jackson describes her battle with COVID-19. But, despite the harrowing experience, she expressed gratitude for the care she received from... More»

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