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Monkeypox – What You Need To Know

Monkeypox – What You Need To Know

We are hearing a lot about Monkeypox these days at ZupMed. So, we wanted to help share some information surrounding this topic. https://youtu.be/f7vkbYWrv8s What is Monkeypox? Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It’s similar to smallpox and cowpox,...

What is Paxlovid Rebound?

What is Paxlovid Rebound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dvlspPAqvA What is Paxlovid? Paxlovid is a combination of two antiviral agents that are used to combat the COVID virus. Not every patient sick with COVID needs to take Paxlovid; it’s main benefit is to reduce the risk of severe illness...

Benefits of Personalized IV Hydration

Benefits of Personalized IV Hydration

There’s no doubt about it. The summer heat wave is here. As Memphians are grappling with the internal struggle between their love for the sun and disdain for the sweltering temperatures that come along with it, a common issue that can result from enjoying the great...

What a Concierge Practice Should Be

What a Concierge Practice Should Be

So, you’re curious about this thing they call “concierge medicine”, eh? Your neighbor has been bragging that he has a “concierge doctor” complete with secret cell phone number and same-day appointments. And how about the last time you went to see your physician, after...

The Sinus Cocktail: Tis the Season

The Sinus Cocktail: Tis the Season

Well – we’ve seen the evidence firsthand: a thin, yellow veil of pollen settled ominously on our porches and windshields. This can only mean that the 2022 pollen season is taking over. As a consequence, so are runny noses! We may begin to wonder, is it really just...

Unlock the Code for Mental Health

Unlock the Code for Mental Health

After a lengthy pandemic, you might have noticed changes in your physical health. Maybe you slimmed down from your obsessive use of your new Peloton, or maybe you put on a few pounds from one too many attempts to match skills displayed on the Great British Bakeoff....

In Celebration of National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

In Celebration of National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

Dear Staff: From time to time, I’ve told you stories of my adventures, both business and personal, with our family friend and fishing partner Sheldon (Shelly) Smith. He and I first met when his company purchased the nursing home of which my Mom was the Administrator...

The COVID Pill

The COVID Pill

Although the Omicron variant of coronavirus is sweeping the country, treatment options remain limited and hard to find. If yourself or a loved one becomes infected, it can be a game-changer to be informed about these options and how to go about finding them. Since...

The Twindemic

The Twindemic

If you can think back to a time before COVID, a common virus you may have thought of as the culprit of a fever and stuffy nose was the flu.

The Battle Over Boosters: Is Now the Right Time?

The Battle Over Boosters: Is Now the Right Time?

Our front desk staff continues to field hundreds of calls each week about booster doses for COVID-19. Up until this past week, the FDA has authorized booster doses only for those who are immunocompromised. This is based on studies showing that those with diminished...

Vitamins for COVID Prevention: Is There a Perfect Cocktail?

Vitamins for COVID Prevention: Is There a Perfect Cocktail?

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, people are looking for anything over the counter to prevent them from getting sick. While vaccination has proven to be the best strategy to prevent serious illness from the COVID-19 virus, there are additional ways to...

So Many COVID Testing Options: Which Test is Best For Me?

So Many COVID Testing Options: Which Test is Best For Me?

Now that there are so many options for COVID testing available to the consumer, how do you know which one you need so that you are getting an accurate result without wasting your time and money? The answer depends upon what you need the test for—which can range from...

Covid Delta [Variant] in the Delta

Covid Delta [Variant] in the Delta

Well, it’s here. The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant is now responsible for more than 80% of all new coronavirus cases across the United States. This is concerning across the nation but is especially worrisome for those of us living in the South where vaccination rates...

Let’s Hang A Drip For That

Let’s Hang A Drip For That

What is IV Hydration Therapy? Healthy people are signing up all over the United States for IV hydration therapy - a trendy treatment claiming to offer cures for everything from hangovers to migraines to Lyme Disease. Being known for our evidence-based approaches to...

Vaccine Hesitancy? The Devil is In the Details, Part 2

Vaccine Hesitancy? The Devil is In the Details, Part 2

While over half of all Americans have made the decision to protect themselves, their families, and the people around them through vaccination, some folks are still holding out and quite frankly are opposed to COVID vaccination. This concerns us as healthcare providers...

On-Demand Concierge Medical Care | ZüpMed

On-Demand Concierge Medical Care | ZüpMed

https://youtu.be/a3ZgJ-rhTxU Video Transcription We knew in our hearts that we wanted to be intentionally different. Because it’s time for a change. This all started with conversation over a napkin. What do we like? What don’t we like? And that’s the start of grabbing...

Vaccine Hesitancy? The Devil’s In the Details: Part 1

Vaccine Hesitancy? The Devil’s In the Details: Part 1

My husband and I spend a considerable amount of time talking with patients about COVID. Recently, our discussions have been centered around vaccination. To date, approximately 128 million people have received their vaccination for COVID in our country, representing...

Integrating Acupuncture at ZüpMed

Integrating Acupuncture at ZüpMed

We are excited to offer the acupuncture services of Allison Musick, MTCM, L.Ac. as part of ZüpMed’s comprehensive approach. Patients who seek acupuncture at ZüpMed can be assured of the highest standards of safety and comfort consistent with our model of exceptional...

Acupuncture for Stress Relief

Acupuncture for Stress Relief

Haven’t taken a deep breath since last February? Having trouble sleeping because your mind is racing at night? Are you concerned that prolonged stress could be damaging your health? If you’re a patient at ZüpMed, you have already experienced our warm, welcoming and...

What is a House Call?

What is a House Call?

https://youtu.be/XX_TatsLoS8 Perhaps you may recall a time from your childhood when a family physician would make a house call to your home. If not you, an older relative may remember those times. In the 1930s, doctors were reported to see and treat patients in their...

Flu Vaccination During a Pandemic: What you need to know!

Flu Vaccination During a Pandemic: What you need to know!

It’s especially important to protect yourself by getting vaccinated for the flu this season. Here’s why: Influenza vaccination will SAVE MORE LIVES during the COVID pandemic. Vaccination for influenza normally saves 3,000-10,000 deaths each season. But vaccination...

How do I protect myself from flu and other viruses?

How do I protect myself from flu and other viruses?

https://youtu.be/_PZv_RqNJqE Hey, Lloyd. Hey, Shannon. Why do you have a cat on your shoulder? Well, I'd rather be around cats. Thank you. I'd rather be around cats than around sick people. Oh, well, should I be wearing a mask? Well, it's funny, are you trying to...

What is Nutrigenomics?

What is Nutrigenomics?

Have you ever wondered why one diet can work so well for one person, but doesn’t work for you, even though you’ve followed every tip without fail? How frustrating is it that you see noticeable changes in a coworker but you might even gain 5 pounds while she has lost...

Genetic Tests for Drug Sensitivity: What Exactly is Precision Medicine?

Genetic Tests for Drug Sensitivity: What Exactly is Precision Medicine?

It just doesn’t seem to make sense. There’s this new medication that seems to be a “wonder drug” for a friend or some member of your family. Everybody is talking about it. You have the same symptoms, so you get a prescription and take the medicine. Nothing happens....

8 Things You Didn’t Know about Telemedicine

8 Things You Didn’t Know about Telemedicine

Telemedicine may seem like a foreign word, but ever since the world has been introduced to social distancing, the use of virtual technology for doctor visits has risen exponentially. Many are finding out that telemedicine offers advantages and conveniences they never...

What is Telemedicine?

What is Telemedicine?

Nobody wants to sit in a crowded waiting room when it’s flu season! What if you just need advice on where best to go with your urgent or chronic medical issue? Maybe, you have a question that talking to a medical provider can solve or help ease your mind. Telemedicine...

What is the 2019 Coronovirus?

What is the 2019 Coronovirus?

https://youtu.be/zgonlkxD06c The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness and has shown up primarily in mainland China. It was originally associated with food markets, one big food market, in fact. And, as we’re sitting here today, there’s...

Looks Like, Sounds Like, Smells Like… Flu

Looks Like, Sounds Like, Smells Like… Flu

https://youtu.be/XbsIcRz3QIE Everyone’s coughing, everyone’s sneezing and no one knows if this a common cold? Is this the flu? Is this the coronavirus that has hit Memphis? What’s the deal? Tough question. So, to begin with, we’re at a point right now where the CDC...