Summer Skin Care Tips

by Elizabeth Stratte, M.D. Pediatric Dermatology Specialist Even if you’re largely staying indoors due to social distancing, as temperatures start to rise, it’s important to take a serious look at your current skin-care routine and make some changes to be summer-ready. ACNE BREAKOUTSSummer sweat can clog your pores. To help prevent acne, blot sweat from your skin with a clean towel or cleansing cloth whenever you fell sweaty. Wiping can irritate your skin, which can lead to a breakout, so...

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Seasonal Allergies by Michael Jorde, M.D.

Northern California and specifically Shasta County, is known for its high pollen counts.  Ample ragweed and oak growth result in these elevated pollen levels and bring about seasonal allergy symptoms for local residents.   Itchy eyes and nasal congestion are characteristic symptoms of seasonal allergy.  Over-the-counter medications including nasal steroids and non-sedating antihistamines are effective initial treatment strategies for these symptoms. Should the initial treatments not provide relief from allergies, the patient should seek medical care from their primary care physician...

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Neonatal Circumcision By Steven Namihas, M.D.

Neonatal Circumcision Circumcision in the male involves the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis, usually during the newborn period. It is one of the most common procedures in the world. In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) convened a multidisciplinary Taskforce, which included members representing the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Task force determined that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision...

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COVID VACCINATION By Mark Pierce, M.D.

The SARS-CoV-2 Virus has ravaged the World and the United States.  Our efforts to control the spread with lockdowns, masks, and socially distancing were initially effective and now have failed.  Our ability to test and trace has been overwhelmed.  Our economy has suffered from the loss of jobs and businesses with little hope of full recovery until the pandemic abates.  Our State and Federal Governments have provided financial assistance and protections, but many people are stressed, worried about their next...

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The Mental Health Tool of COVID-19

By Kevin Waits, D.O. Urgent Care Physician Most everyone would agree that the year 2020 has been unprecedented:A novel coronavirus causing a pandemic and social isolation due to COVID-19 precautions, a significant down turn in the economy with increased unemployment, civil unrest with violence, historic wildfires with widespread property damage and loss of life,  electrical power outages and a seemingly endless and highly contentious presidential election.  No doubt something significant was left unmentioned, but these are all examples of serious...

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Safe Travel in Covid-19 Era

How to Travel Consciously in Era of Covid-19             Spring is in the air and tempting us to move about more freely.  In the USA, more states and counties are setting goals to loosen their restrictions, and travel seems more plausible.  This adds some brand-new challenges to our communities.  Ninety percent of the Covid+ cases in Shasta County have been from people traveling away and bringing it back.  Ten percent are those infected from the travelers.  This can be greatly reduced by following some socially...

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CONTACT SHASTAREADY.ORG FOR COVID-19 FREE STATE COVERED TESTING

Who qualifies at this time? COVID-19 testing for healthcare andessential workers, people 65 and over, or who exhibit Covid-19 symptoms. (See List below). SCHEDULE TEST TODAY! BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!!! CALL FOR TESTING if you meet the above criteria: 888-634-1123 Important Information: You will need to give your full name, address, email and text if you chose, health insurance information (there is no co-pay, and if you don't have insurance, it's no charge. They text you a "Confirmation #" to you....

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Covid-19 Antibody Testing

April 29, 2020 HEALTH NEWS UPDATE! *QUEST DIAGNOSTICS IS NOW OFFERING COVID-19 Immune Response Testing. UPDATE ON COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING! Do you need a doctor’s order? No you don't. However, for insurance to be billed you might, so this still needs to be discussed with the lab itself.  Quest Direct on line purchase of the test. What is the Cost?             $119.00 Does it assure me of immunity?             The not so great news, thus far, is that we can’t conclude the antibodies equal...

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KQMS Interview Covid-19

Dr.-Pierce-interview-4_29_2020LISTEN NOW Dr. Pierce talks about the changes in testing, wearing masks, lifting some of the stay at home restrictions, how to safely migrate from city to city, and more.

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Dr. Pierce Update On Covid-19

REDDING, Calif.- Governor Newsom has said he’d like the state to ramp up testing for the coronavirus. Action News Now spoke to a local doctor in Redding who says identifying and isolating people at risk for spreading coronavirus is important for opening our cities as soon as possible. Dr. Mark Pierce is a doctor of internal medicine at Hilltop Medical Clinic in Redding, one of the clinics equipped to administer coronavirus tests. “We’re doing the testing here outside of the building,”...

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