Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are words I never thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways in which telemedicine in the era of COVID-19 can expand access to quality care when done well and hinder it when done badly.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact everyone, it is imperative that consumer make safe choices with regard to the personal care and beauty products they use. The virus can be deadly, especially for those with suppressed immune systems.
As the United States nears the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural to hope for treatments that can save lives. But when experimental drugs are promoted by a president who has consistently eschewed and misrepresented science, consumers and patients have to exercise caution.
As health care workers inevitably reduce the attention they give to people in labor in order to attend to the pandemic, support persons will be instrumental in making sure mothers and infants receive the care they need.
As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, one trend is increasingly clear: the disparity in how COVID-19 affects men versus women.
Although you might feel totally healthy, you could still be contagious, so going out to a restaurant, bar, or continuing nonessential travel puts vulnerable populations at greater risk for infection.
Regardless of age, there are precautions all of us should take: frequent, thorough handwashing, avoiding nonessential travel and large groups of people, and disinfecting frequently touched objects. One of the most crucial steps those over 60 can take, though, is to avoid visiting with grandchildren and other young people.
You’ve read about the novel coronavirus in the news, but what is it, and what can you do to stay healthy and safe?