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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

Healthy people are signing up all over the United States for a trendy treatment claiming to offer cures for everything from hangovers to migraines to Lyme Disease. Being known for our evidence-based approaches to medicine, we scoured the literature for evidence for...

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...

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...