Living Well Blog

June 24, 2020
Wearing cloth masks in public has become rather controversial for many people. If you wear a mask in grocery stores, you probably believe it reduces transmission of COVID-19. If you skip the mask, you probably believe a simple cloth barrier won’t do much against this pandemic. 
And if you’re… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 23, 2020
At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, experts warned Americans with chronic conditions to take extra precaution to lowering their risk for COVID-19. One of the conditions highlighted in this warning was high blood pressure, a serious condition that can damage your heart, brain and kidneys. This… See more
June 16, 2020
Last reviewed and updated: June 16, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown, we're updating this resource center regularly to keep you informed. Stay connected:  Check back here for updates. Follow the news and consult the… See more
June 16, 2020
An inexpensive steroid, dexamethasone, has been shown to reduce deaths in ventilated patients by one third and by one fifth in patients receiving oxygen, according to researchers involved with an unpublished study in England.  
 
Even though they haven’t released the study, researchers… See more
May 11, 2020
From the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, we were told to watch for a few symptoms: dry cough, shortness of breath, fever. By the end of April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new symptoms to the list: chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, repeated shaking with… See more
May 4, 2020
Many people are excited to "get back to normal" as businesses reopen and regular activities resume; I am too! But there's still the need to protect ourselves against COVID-19 while coming into contact with the general public again. Here are some action steps that you can take to help stay safe and… See more
April 30, 2020
Some states that issued stay-at-home orders in the wake of COVID-19 are starting to reopen for business. If it’s safe for you to go get your hair cut, shouldn’t that mean it’s safe for you to see your grandchildren?  Maybe. Maybe not.   Base your plans not… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
April 30, 2020
With various states and the federal government considering easing social distancing restrictions and reopening segments of the economy, it’s important to remember that the coronavirus hasn’t gone away. That means if you’re in a high-risk group – or come into contact with people who are in a high-… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 24, 2020
If you have an autoimmune condition, you probably already know this: You’re at greater risk for COVID-19 complications. But you may not know why or how to lower your risk. Autoimmune diseases develop when your body releases autoantibodies (a type of protein) that attack healthy cells as if they… See more
April 9, 2020
What Are COVID Toes? 4/20 Some potential symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, aren't what you would expect. A loss of smell or taste, for example. But now dermatologists say that some patients are presenting with purple lesions on their toes or hands, a… See more
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