❤️ ❤️ ❤️ !
It should be no surprise that this month’s newsletter is oriented around “heart health”! Please see below for an overview of heart health by Dr. Jennifer Abrams, as well as a more specific piece about COVID, children, and their heart health by Dr. Jackie Phillips. That said, none of this is more important than making sure your Valentine feels loved and well cared for. Hint hint!
Speaking of COVID, I want to remind you that we continue to be mindful of COVID risk reduction within our physical office. Although we have started seeing patients in the office again, we continue to screen them carefully for COVID risk factors, all so we can best protect our team, as well as those patients of ours who cannot be vaccinated. Please look for your screening questions which are contained in your email appointment reminders! We will also remind you about those same questions at our front door on the day of your appointment. Thanks for your understanding and we continue to work on providing you and your family with the best care possible. Of course, let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
In (heart) health,
Eric Weiss, MD, February 10, 2022
MY CHILD HAD COVID, DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT HIS HEART? DOES HE NEED ANY SCREENING BEFORE HE CAN GO BACK TO SPORTS?
Despite being cautious, enforcing masking and even getting your child vaccinated, unfortunately the COVID-19 omicron variant still managed to infect your child(ren). This story has been quite common over the past two months, so many parents now wonder what they need to watch for and when their child can return to activities. First and foremost, if your child has COVID, they will need to follow current isolation precautions to recover and to keep friends and family safe… Read more
A CALL TO TEENAGE SPIRIT
The pandemic of 2019 only heightened in 2020 and bled into 2021. Society had turned on its head. As a pediatrician I noticed what should have been a temporary adjustment or transition period for my patients turn into full blown anxiety and depression. During these periods of extreme uncertainty with constraints of daily living, it all made sense. We sheltered in place to keep safe from a virus, and what was lost was a sense of community, vitality, and connection… Read more
ENCOURAGE YOUR VALENTINE TO FOCUS ON THEIR HEART HEALTH THIS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
This Valentine’s month, join us at The Village Doctor in focusing attention on all things heart-related with American Heart Month. American Heart Month focuses on women’s heart health in particular, as coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. One in three women die of heart disease or stroke each year, and about 80% of women ages 40-60 have one or more risk factors for coronary heart disease… Read more
It is with sadness that I honor and acknowledge the loss of one of Stanford community’s greats, Mr. John Arrillaga, who passed away last month at the age of 84. His work and relationships leave behind a legacy of optimism, generosity and wit for many of the countless people who knew him. After graduating from Stanford (and realizing that a professional basketball career wasn’t really in the offing), John and his business partner purchased and converted over 20 million square feet of farmland into campuses and offices, developing the region that would come to be known as Silicon Valley. During his lifetime, John donated more than $300 million to Stanford through philanthropic efforts and dozens of endowed scholarships. His largest donations include a $55 million donation to the School of Medicine in 2020 and a gift of $150 million in 2013 which was, at the time, the single largest donation Stanford had ever received from a living individual. John was an amazing and inspiring man, and he will be missed at Stanford and well beyond. You can read more about his legacy in this article in the Stanford Daily.
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Yours, in health and resilience,
Eric and the TVD MD team…