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Third Stone Health Hours Change and Some Pandemic Hope

We are all well aware that the covid pandemic continues to influence every level of how we function as communities.  Even though these changes cause stress and uncertainty, there are ways we can use this challenge to support each other, strengthen our relationships, and create a safer world. Third Stone Health will continue to offer video visits, and insurance is continuing to cover them.  We are using a super easy HIPAA-compliant platform, just 1 click and you’re connected! No Zoom, no downloading, no account set-ups… and no masks!   We are also offering a limited number of in-office visits for

Welcome New Prescriber, Claire Verdier, APRN!

Third Stone Health is growing again!  We are thrilled to have Claire Verdier, APRN joining our team to expand the breadth of integrative medicine available in-house.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality comprehensive health care to our patients, and Claire’s 30 years of expertise and experience in treating a diversity of patients, from college students to the elderly, will augment our services. Claire’s philosophy: “I am comfortable navigating through the spectrum of healing modalities; I have a strong faith in the place of western medicine in treating many serious health conditions, but believe that our health care system

6 Steps to Ending Screen Addiction

Screens are ubiquitous in most peoples’ lives from the moment you wake up with a morning alarm clock, checking the weather or the news, texting, checking e-mails, social media, and the constant, and often unimportant, notifications. When I discuss this issue with people, everyone seems to agree, we’re on screens too much. Some of the concerns I hear include: True human connection has been replaced by a more superficial level of interaction. Many people, especially in younger generations, have less confidence communicating by phone or having longer and more meaningful conversations.We have moved into an age of fast information rather

Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Did I Have It? This is the question many of us are asking. As our society adapts to living in a world with Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 illness, efforts have turned to not only testing to see if someone is currently infected, but also testing that can help us determine if someone has had the infection in the past. This has the potential to open the doors for safely reintegrating people into normal society without the risk of transmitting the virus. Here is what you need to know about this testing, including some potential problems. What is

How to Use the Pandemic to Actually Improve Your Health

Anxiety is running high right now, with good reason.  The health and economic consequences of the pandemic have affected everyone, even those lucky enough to have not actually contracted coronavirus. There’s never been a more important time to optimize your health.  Not only will you feel better in the short term, it is one tangible thing you can do to reduce your chances of suffering severe consequences of coronavirus infection.  “89.3% of adults hospitalized for Covid-19 had one or more underlying conditions. The most commonly reported were hypertension (49.7%), obesity (48.3%), chronic lung disease (34.6%), diabetes mellitus (28.3%), and cardiovascular

A Guide to COVID-19 Masks and FAQ

Confused about whether a mask is effective? You are not alone. Depending on the type of mask you are using it may be able to help prevent you from getting sick, or it may be reducing the chances you are spreading the virus to other people.  N95 masks are some of the most protective masks for the wearer, filtering out at least 95% of small 0.3 micron particles when worn properly. Currently, due to short supply of masks and other protective gear for healthcare workers on the front lines, the most protective masks such as N95s should be reserved for them

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