Posts Tagged: COVID-19

Recovering from COVID at home

Not all COVID-19 patients require hospitalization. In fact, many are diagnosed and sent home to recover. If you are recovering at home, it’s important to stay away from other members of your household to reduce their risk of contracting the virus. It can be tough to know how to best treat yourself but there are…
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COVID-19 vs. the flu vs. the common cold

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, individuals may find themselves feeling under the weather and immediately begin thinking the worst. Feeling as if the best thing to do is go straight to the hospital to be tested. However, many health care systems across the country are beginning to become overrun with patients experiencing symptoms that are…
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COVID-19 and fall travel: Five tips for a safe trip

For many families, fall offers a great time to travel with beautiful weather. The COVID-19 pandemic is now challenging people to consider their risk and how to travel safely before leaving home. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers travel information meant to keep you and the people around you safe. Regulations and state-to-state travel…
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COVID-19’s impact on heart health

Despite what it might feel like, we’re still early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, so we don’t know yet what the long-term impacts of the virus will be. As a cardiac surgeon, I am worried about what COVID-19 is doing to heart cells. Studies show the virus is attacking heart cells similar to what it’s…
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