Hospitalization decreases 94% with Covid-19 vaccine
If you are on the fence about the Covid-19 vaccine, the CDC recently shared some good news that might encourage you to schedule an appointment: Adults 65 and up were a full 94 percent less likely to be hospitalized after receiving either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccination.
Get to Know Our New Physician Assistant Sarah Brock
We are thrilled to welcome Physician Assistant Sarah Brock to the Clinic Sofia team! Prior to joining Clinic Sofia, Sarah practiced in family medicine as a Physician Assistant for Olmsted Medical Center in Pine Island, Minn., and worked in fundraising and development for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA) in Chicago.
Checking in with Dr. Donna Block
When Dr. Donna Block founded Clinic Sofia 17 years ago, she was inspired by the Greek goddess, Sophia, who symbolizes women’s wisdom and insight, and this continues to guide our work today. In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to take a look back and reconnect with our founder, who retired in 2018.
Vaccine Eligibility for Pregnant Women
The state of Minnesota recently moved to the next phase of its vaccination rollout, meaning some pregnant women are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dealing with Period Pain
Unlike PMS, which signals the start of your period with bloating and irritability, period pain or dysmenorrhea involves menstrual cramps as well as headaches, low back pain, diarrhea and nausea. While some period pain is common, if you dread that time of month because you repeatedly struggle with severe pain, talk with your doctor to rule out other potential issues such as endometriosis, fibroids and pelvic inflammatory disease, among others.
Tips for a Happier, Healthier Heart
Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month aren’t the only times we should think about happy and healthy hearts. Rather, every day is an opportunity to focus on your heart—what makes it beat, what makes it beat a little faster and what you can do to strengthen this important muscle.