Dr. Guy’s May 2022 Newsletter

COVID-19 "Long Haulers" Most people who have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recover completely within a few weeks. But some people — even those who had mild versions of the disease — continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. These people sometimes describe themselves as "long haulers" and the conditions have been called post-COVID-19 syndrome or "long COVID-19." These health issues are sometimes called post-COVID-19 conditions. They're generally [...]

Dr. Guy’s May 2022 Newsletter2022-05-23T10:24:24-07:00

Dr. Guy’s April 2022 Newsletter

Skin Cancer Overview Skin cancer (the abnormal growth of skin cells) most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. There are three major types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.   You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by [...]

Dr. Guy’s April 2022 Newsletter2022-04-15T14:46:59-07:00

Dr. Guy’s March 2022 Newsletter

Nail Fungus Overview Nail fungus is a common condition that begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail -- fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. If your condition is mild and not bothering you, you may not need treatment. If your nail fungus [...]

Dr. Guy’s March 2022 Newsletter2022-03-21T11:15:58-07:00

Dr. Guy’s February 2022 Newsletter

Tremors -- Is it Parkinson's? Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in your hands — especially when you do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass, tying shoelaces, writing or applying pressure to the arm of a chair to get up. Essential [...]

Dr. Guy’s February 2022 Newsletter2022-02-10T15:26:15-08:00

Dr. Guy’s January 2022 Newsletter

Vascular Disease In this newsletter, I am focusing on vascular disease and I am specifically concentrating on arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis -- the development of "hardening of the arteries" or "plaque" that forms in our arteries leading to bad things like a heart attack and stroke. Atherosclerosis can affect arteries anywhere in your body. Mild atherosclerosis usually doesn't have any symptoms. You usually won't have atherosclerosis [...]

Dr. Guy’s January 2022 Newsletter2022-01-27T13:57:29-08:00

Dr Guy’s December 2021 Newsletter

Low Back Pain & Sciatica It is estimated that up to 84% of adults have low back pain at some time in their lives. The vast majority of patients seen in primary care (>85%) will have nonspecific low back pain, meaning that the patient has back pain in the absence of a specific underlying condition that can be reliably identified. For most of these individuals, [...]

Dr Guy’s December 2021 Newsletter2021-12-27T09:35:58-08:00

Dr. Guy’s November 2021 Newsletter

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve already had COVID-19? If you’ve had COVID-19 and recovered, you may wonder if you should still get vaccinated against the virus. While a previous infection provides some natural protection or immunity, it’s unclear how long this protection lasts. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the vaccine even for people who have already had [...]

Dr. Guy’s November 2021 Newsletter2021-12-27T09:25:32-08:00

Dr. Guy’s October 2021 Newsletter

Aspirin Should I Be Taking a Daily Baby Aspirin? If you have cardiovascular risk factors, it has been routine for us to take a daily baby aspirin to help prevent a heart attack or stroke. Then, in 2016, new recommendations came out for aspirin use in the prevention of cardiovascular events and colorectal cancer. This made us doctors reassess our blanket recommendations for aspirin use. [...]

Dr. Guy’s October 2021 Newsletter2021-10-21T10:39:43-07:00

Dr. Guy’s September 2021 Newsletter

Overview Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone. Achilles tendinitis most commonly occurs in runners who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their runs. It's also common in middle-aged people who play sports, such as tennis or basketball. Most cases of [...]

Dr. Guy’s September 2021 Newsletter2021-09-13T10:25:00-07:00

Dr. Guy’s August 2021 Newsletter

Here are the current CDC recommendations regarding the COVID vaccine booster. I am currently recommending an extra COVID shot for all patients that are moderately to severely immunocompromised. This includes the following people: Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood Received an organ transplant and are taking medicines to suppress your immune system Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 [...]

Dr. Guy’s August 2021 Newsletter2021-08-26T12:16:06-07:00