Three vaccines: Pros and cons

And then there were three. That’s right, three vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). All highly efficacious according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. And we have these three vaccines not even a year after the first shelter-in-place orders were issued in the US. Now that they’re all available, let’s review how these three vaccines compare.   Comparison of Effectiveness A great deal of attention......
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Why a chatbot is my newest employee of the month!

chatbot
Chatbots are a type of chatbox but a chatbox isn’t necessarily a chatbot! A chatbox is that familiar box, typically in the lower right-hand corner of a businesses’ website that enables the consumer to interact with the company via a text interface, either during or after hours. These chatboxes can be “staffed” by real agents, enabling you to obtain the information you need from a real human being....
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Welcome to the future of price transparency! BuildMyBod 2.0

price transparency
Introducing BuildMyBod 2.0. The revolutionary way to check pricing from healthcare providers near you. Price transparency in healthcare used to be the stuff of dreams. But thanks to changing policy and political winds, the day of true price transparency has arrived!   Price Transparency and BuildMyBod 2.0: Hospitals Traditionally, healthcare was the only area of commerce where you would find out the cost after utilizing their...
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You’re worried about this vaccine?! And other myths!

worried about this vaccine
In the run up to the current vaccine approvals and post approval process, I’m blown away by what is making people worried about this vaccine. I’m not surprised they’re worried. Totally get that. But surprised by what they’re worried about!   Anxiety and fear are completely understandable for a vaccine that was developed in record time and with “newer” technology (mRNA (m = messenger)(RNA = ribonucleic...
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Facial fillers and the COVID vaccine

facial fillers and the covid vaccine
If you saw this article or others, you know by now there’s a potential reaction between facial fillers and the COVID vaccine. If you’re considering not getting the vaccine, this should not be the reason behind your decision. Read on.   Facial fillers and the COVID vaccine First off, it’s not usual to have a reaction to a vaccine. Any vaccine. There’s nothing special about...
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The vaccine is near! The vaccine is safe!

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It’s unheard of. The development of a vaccine in 6 months! Usually vaccine development takes 5-10 years. But even after the impossibly difficult stage of developing the COVID vaccine ends, another difficult stage begins: distribution. According to the Wall Street Journal, we could get the vaccine by next week. And while getting the vaccine to every state is a highly controlled, military operation, we hope...
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Dr. Kaplan joining NewBeauty on Instagram Live!

We’re very excited to announce that Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, board certified plastic surgeon and founder/CEO of BuildMyBod Health will be NewBeauty Magazine’s guest on Instagram Live! So tune in Tuesday, November 10th at 9am PST. If you’re reading this after November 10th, click here for the recording.   Dr. Kaplan on Instagram Live with New Beauty This is huge and you don’t want to miss......
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The Safe BBL

safe bbl
Deaths during a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL have made the news over the last several years. These are avoidable tragedies. The cause of death after a BBL is due to fat embolism.   After harvesting fat from the abdomen, flanks and back via liposuction, the fat is injected into the buttocks. If injecting too deep into the pelvis, fat can be inadvertently injected into...
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If a vaccine is approved, don’t let Kamala scare you from taking it!

don't let Kamala scare you
The Vice Presidential debate last week may seem like forever ago. But who can forget Kamala Harris’ statement that she would accept a vaccine from the FDA but not from President Trump. Whether you heard it or not, it’s still nonsense. This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the scientific method and science in general. So don’t let Kamala scare...
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Virtual visits are convenient, not just for COVID avoidance

virtual visits
When the pandemic and shutdowns began, virtual visits came into the spotlight. They were perfect for allowing older, high risk patients to see their doctor. Ensuring ongoing care without the risk of exposure to COVID 19 with in-person doctor visits. But even as the peak of the pandemic recedes (we think), it appears virtual visits are here to stay.   Virtual visits aren’t just safe,...
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