Dr Guy’s July 2021 Newsletter

Hi everyone, here is a short and sweet (or not-so-sweet) update on local COVID numbers. As California has reopened, and with the Delta variant spreading in the state, we are seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Sonoma County. Ironically, this is occurring almost exactly one year after last summer’s surge. Local Hospital Update There are currently 7 COVID-19 patients at SSRRH (Sutter Santa Rosa Regional [...]

Dr Guy’s July 2021 Newsletter2021-07-23T14:31:40-07:00

Dr. Guy’s June 2021 Newsletter

Overview Tinnitus is when you experience a ringing or other noises in one or both ears. It is quite common and affects 15-20% of the general population. Symptoms Tinnitus is most often described as a "ringing", but it can be described as a buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing or humming sound. It may involve one or both ears and can come and go or be constant. "Pulsatile [...]

Dr. Guy’s June 2021 Newsletter2021-06-18T09:41:54-07:00

Dr. Guy’s May 2021 Newsletter

Overactive bladder (OAB) is defined as an urgent or frequent & sudden urge to urinate, that is often difficult to control. OAB may be associated with urinary incontinence. It can be embarrassing and impact our daily life, negatively affecting our quality of life. The good news is that OAB is easy to diagnose and the treatments are usually helpful. Symptoms Sudden urge to urinate, difficult to control urination and [...]

Dr. Guy’s May 2021 Newsletter2021-06-01T13:57:16-07:00

Dr. Guy’s April 2021 Newsletter

So many of us struggle with our weight. Does your conscience "weigh" on you? Do you look in the mirror and say "I need to lose weight." Does your weight yo-yo? Shocking Numbers The numbers about being overweight are shocking! 61% of Americans are overweight or obese. 300,000 deaths a year in the US can be linked to obesity. $100 billion a year is drained [...]

Dr. Guy’s April 2021 Newsletter2021-04-23T10:38:37-07:00

Dr. Guy’s March 2021 Newsletter

Overview Breast cancer forms in the cells of the breasts. According to the NIH and National Cancer Institute, breast cancer tops the list of most common cancers in 2020 (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). Both men and women can be susceptible to breast cancer. Symptoms Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include: Thickening or lumpiness in the breast that feels different from the surrounding tissue [...]

Dr. Guy’s March 2021 Newsletter2021-03-26T09:59:48-07:00

Dr. Guy’s December 2020 Newsletter

Looking to get the facts about the new COVID-19 vaccines? Here's what you need to know about the different vaccines and the benefits of getting vaccinated. Vaccines to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are perhaps the best hope for ending the pandemic. But as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begins authorizing emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines, you likely have questions. Find out about the [...]

Dr. Guy’s December 2020 Newsletter2021-01-25T12:26:43-08:00

Dr. Guy’s October 2020 Newsletter

Overview Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. When you develop peripheral artery disease (PAD), your extremities — usually your legs — don't receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (claudication). Peripheral artery disease is also likely to [...]

Dr. Guy’s October 2020 Newsletter2020-12-29T09:37:29-08:00

Dr. Guy’s September 2020 Newsletter

Overview Sick sinus syndrome is the inability of the heart's natural pacemaker (sinus node) to create a heart rate that's appropriate for the body's needs. It causes irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Sick sinus syndrome is also known as sinus node dysfunction or sinus node disease. The sinus node is an area of specialized cells in the upper right chamber of the heart. This area controls [...]

Dr. Guy’s September 2020 Newsletter2020-09-25T14:04:43-07:00

Dr. Guy’s August 2020 Newsletter

Overview Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus. Many people experience acid reflux from time to time. GERD is mild acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week, or moderate to severe acid reflux that occurs at least once a [...]

Dr. Guy’s August 2020 Newsletter2020-08-27T09:51:47-07:00

Dr. Guy’s July 2020 Newsletter

THUMB ARTHRITIS Thumb arthritis overview Thumb arthritis is common with aging and occurs when cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones that form the joint at the base of your thumb — also known as the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. Thumb arthritis can cause severe pain, swelling, and decreased strength and range of motion, making it difficult to do simple tasks, such as turning [...]

Dr. Guy’s July 2020 Newsletter2020-07-27T09:48:07-07:00