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How To Boost Your Immune System Against COVID-19

How To Boost Your Immune System Against COVID-19

With COVID-19 still a threat and the flu, common cold, and other bugs lurking, you want to make sure your immune system is ready to mount a strong defense and keep you from getting sick. “The best strategy at this point is two-fold: both prevention of infection and strengthening the immune system,” Valerie LeComte, DO, an […]

6 Eating Habits And Foods That Weaken Your Immune System

6 Eating Habits And Foods That Weaken Your Immune System

Keeping your immune system strong is one of the most important and impactful things you can do right now, as the coronavirus pandemic continues. But bolstering immunity is a two-sided coin: it’s about choosing foods that help support immune function while sidestepping behaviours that can weaken immunity. Here are six habits to be mindful of […]

Is Coronavirus Airborne? The Answer May Not Be So Simple

Is Coronavirus Airborne? The Answer May Not Be So Simple

Six feet: You’ve heard that measurement everywhere by now—from officials at major health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization; on coronavirus-themed TV commercials; in literally every COVID-19 article circulating the internet. For the most part, we all know that, while we should be staying home, in those moments we […]

Coronavirus Symptoms vs Cold : How To Know The Difference

Coronavirus Symptoms vs Cold : How To Know The Difference

Since it was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2o19, the coronavirus disease—now known as COVID-19—has spread across the globe, and frankly, it hit at the most inopportune time for the US in particular: cold and flu season. While colds and flu are technically present year-round in the US, their busy season begins ramping up […]

ARDS Is A Common Cause Of Death In Critically Ill Coronavirus Patients

ARDS Is A Common Cause Of Death In Critically Ill Coronavirus Patients

The majority of people—about 80% according to research—only suffer mild symptoms with COVID-19. Others may require hospitalization—but for some patients, the new coronavirus can be deadly. One life-threatening complication that can arise from the new coronavirus is acute respiratory distress syndrome, commonly referred to as ARDS. And new research from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests […]

How To Cope With Coronavirus Anxiety

How To Cope With Coronavirus Anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic has filled life with a lot of unknowns. Will we get sick? Will a family member or friend end up hospitalized? Will we lose our jobs? Will we need to cancel our wedding? How long will the virus be at the forefront of our everyday lives? All these what-ifs piling on top of […]

You’re Pregnant During The COVID-19 Outbreak – Here’s What You Should Know

You’re Pregnant During The COVID-19 Outbreak – Here’s What You Should Know

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way life looks for most (if not all) people: Kids are home from school, adults are working from home, many events have been cancelled or postponed. Most of those situations are inconvenient, but not necessarily detrimental—but when hospitals flood and doctors’ offices close, medical care is threatened, which can […]

England Joins Nations Offering HIV Prevention Pill To All At High Risk

England Joins Nations Offering HIV Prevention Pill To All At High Risk

England will join a growing list of countries offering HIV-prevention pill to all those at high risk of catching the virus, the British government announced on Sunday, in a move hailed as a “milestone moment” by health campaigners. Tens of thousands of people will be able to get the highly effective pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs […]

You Can’t Use Vodka As Hand Sanitizer

You Can’t Use Vodka As Hand Sanitizer

Reactions to the outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, can range from increased hand-washing to full-on panic, with stores being emptied of products like Purell, pasta, and oat milk. And because of the hand sanitizer shortages, some people, it seems, are turning to the idea of making DIY hand sanitizer at home. But googler beware: If […]

Scientists Are Working on a Coronavirus Vaccine

Scientists Are Working on a Coronavirus Vaccine

The 2019 novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world. Since it first emerged in December, 2019-nCoV has infected more than 31,400 people, and at least 630 people have died from the illness, according to the most recent numbers from CNN. While the majority of those affected remain in mainland China, coronavirus has spread to over 25 […]