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COVID-19 Updates (4/20/2020):
-We are seeing patients in our office.
-To minimize risk of patients and our staff, patients are screened carefully. You do have the ability to schedule a telehealth visit at any time and we encourage you to do so. This is also the wave of the future.
-One of the unintended consequences of this pandemic is that patients are delaying important healthcare.
-Are you taking your medications?
-Are you following up with your specialists? You can many times do this through telehealth.
Strike Force to Open Texas
-Governor Abbott is opening Texas up gradually. Which makes a lot of sense. Particularly encouraging is April 24th, when retail businesses can offer “retail to go”. Time to go back to work!
-If you are generally in good health, your chance of succumbing to COVID-19 is extremely small. Hopefully your isolation time has been spent trying to make healthy choices that will continue with you well after this crisis is over.
-Particularly vulnerable during this time are the kids. We already have a growing issue of childhood obesity.
Make physical activity part of their daily activities.
Encourage activity-related games.
Have them help you make healthy meals and snacks.