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 issues [...]

Welcome New Prescriber, Claire Verdier, APRN!

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

Claire’s philosophy:

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 overlooks [...]

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

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True human connection has been replaced by a more superficial level of interaction.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 [...]

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 the [...]

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 [...]