COVID-19: Omicron Variant

First reported in South Africa, the new COVID-19 variant “omicron” has been announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been dubbed a variant of concern with much information being uncovered each day. The omicron variant, classification named variant B.1.1.529, has several mutations of the COVID-19 virus’ genes. Mutations, or “copying errors,” of the…
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Body Image During the Holidays

You may be ahead of the game and preparing for the holiday; planning the decor, the menu and outfits. As you revisit your closet, you may find some things that may fit a little more snug than you remember, which is normal. With the world going through a pandemic, many people have experienced a difference…
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Managing Holiday Stress

It’s that time of year again!  The holidays are upon us. Decorations are being hung, gifts are being bought, holiday music fills the air. For some, these festive signs can be soothing and a gentle push into the holiday spirit while shopping for the right gift and making sure all the spices and sides are…
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Follow the ABCs for Safe Infant Sleep

When my daughter was born in 2017, I thought I knew the rules for “safe sleep.” After all, with a job in health care marketing, I shared posts on social media from this very blog about the dangers of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), which is often related to unsafe sleep practices. So, what was…
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Do You Have the Cold, Flu, or COVID-19?

With cold and flu season approaching amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to distinguish between the three. The table to the right compares common symptoms of the three and shows several unique traits for each. While a cold has similar symptoms to both the flu and COVID-19, cold symptoms will generally be…
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