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2020 Flu Shot

Posted by Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, PVA Chief of Medical Services on Sep 18, 2020 12:00:00 PM
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Pain Management

Posted by Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, PVA Chief of Medical Services on Sep 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM


Pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical care.
Acute pain is the presenting symptom in 80% of physician visits, and it is estimated that 11% of the adults in this country experience daily pain. A report issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs stated that chronic, non-malignant pain affects 34 million people in the United States.

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Low Vitamin D Levels may lead to more serious COVID-19 infections

Posted by Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, PVA Chief of Medical Services on Jul 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

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Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

Posted by Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, PVA Chief of Medical Services on Mar 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a great deal of stress for many. News of the pandemic and the possible dire consequences are being reported constantly and often sensationally.  It’s on television, radio, social media and in all the newspapers. The closing of schools, businesses and restaurants along with the cancellation of health appointments, church services and social events is creating turmoil in the lives of many. People are facing a reduction in work hours and even unemployment.

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