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Treating Pain with Dry Needling

Posted by James F. Bampton, M.D. on Aug 29, 2019

When it comes to most any activity involving needles, you are not going to get a lot of hands shooting into the air to volunteer. But, those who have experienced the benefits of dry needling therapy swear by it, and it’s not hard to see why. The technique offers nearly immediate relief from muscular pain with mild, if any, side effects.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives

When It Comes To Cardiovascular Health, What You Don’t Know Can Definitely Hurt You

Posted by David Pong, M.D. on Feb 11, 2019

A recent study published by the American Heart Association reports that 48% of American adults have some form of heart disease. Because serious heart conditions can be present without symptoms, a significant number of the population could be completely unaware of poor cardiovascular health or their risk of developing life-threatening disease. Often, the best way to find out about current health and potential risk is through advanced cardiovascular screening.

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Next Level Health and Wellness Tips that Won’t Disappoint

Posted by Virginia Kladder, M.D. on Apr 27, 2018

A lot of health and wellness articles you see online or in magazines can reel you in with a headline promising the “Top 10 things you didn’t know” -- only to deliver “9 things you already knew”. This is an especially common experience for those of you who pay attention to your health, generally eat well and make time for the gym. If that sounds like you, and you’re interested taking your health and wellness to the next level, this article won’t disappoint.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

Food Allergy vs Intolerance vs Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Posted by Mark Petrizzi, M.D. on Apr 3, 2018

Gluten sensitivity, peanut allergies, lactose intolerance—we encounter phrases and buzzwords like these every day, but what do they mean exactly?

It's time to demystify food allergies vs sensitivities vs intolerance.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Lifestyle & Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About Shingrix, The New Shingles Vaccine

Posted by Virginia Kladder, M.D. on Feb 27, 2018

Shingrix, the new vaccine from GSK is now available for prevention of herpes zoster (also known as shingles) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles. The vaccine is delivered in two doses with the second shot taking place two to six months following the first. For more information about shingles, chickenpox, and how vaccination works, click here to read a related article from our own Dr. Mark Petrizzi.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives

What is Shingles & Should You Get the New Shingles Vaccine?

Posted by PMDhealth on Feb 27, 2018

Shingles is a disease that most people have heard of, but many people can't easily say what it is. We sat down with Dr. Mark Petrizzi from our Richmond office for a shingles Q&A, including whether you should get the new shingles vaccine.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives

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