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Seniors Aren’t the Only Ones at Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness

— At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was much publicity about older adults being at highest risk of the serious effects of the disease—hospitalization, needing ventilator care, and death. Then, as some areas of the country loosened social distancing requirements, seniors were urged to continue to stay home. But many younger adults seemed to... Read More

Talking About Walking During COVID-19

— Many of us have felt cooped up during the past few months, spending most of our time indoors as we’ve been practicing social distancing. But we need to get out into the fresh air and sunshine for our physical and emotional health. Is it safe to go for a walk today? It is! Public health... Read More

This Year’s Father’s Day Call Is More Important Than Ever!

— June is Men’s Health Month. This is a great time to remind Dad and Grandpa about ways they can protect their health—perhaps during Father’s Day festivities. 2020 will be a little different. For many families, traditional Father’s Day visits have been postponed or are taking place as virtual visits on Zoom and FaceTime. Especially if... Read More

4 Ways to Avoid the “Side Effects” of Quarantine

— By now most of us are well aware of steps we can take to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s top of mind for most folks when we think about our health at this time. We wash our hands, use hand sanitizer when we can’t, avoid touching our face,... Read More

Having Food Delivered During the Pandemic? Play It Safe.

— Not wanting to risk exposure to the coronavirus at a public grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are opting to have groceries, prepared foods, and meal kits delivered to their homes. And though restaurants may still be closed to dine in, many still deliver. People are wondering if this is safe. Your main... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During the Pandemic

— All the emotions, all the time… When we’re experiencing an emotionally distressing time, so often we turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us. A hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee,... Read More

Could Your Loved One Have an Anxiety Disorder?

— These days, it seems like we have a lot to worry about! The coronavirus outbreak, politics, the stock market, all added to our usual worries about health, money, perhaps the problems of other family members … we can all be excused for being fretful. But chronic worrying might be a sign of an anxiety disorder,... Read More

Take actions now to reduce your risk of getting sick from COVID-19

— Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has now spread around the world, including many cases in Houston. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that certain people are at higher risk of getting... Read More

Lowering the Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots

— March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Month. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein, usually in the lower leg, thigh, pelvis or arm. These blood clots can cause temporary or permanent damage to the vein where it forms. And if a blood clot breaks free and travels through the bloodstream... Read More

Coronavirus Control: How’s Your Handwashing Technique?

— It’s always a good idea to practice proper handwashing technique, and most of us know we should do it. Handwashing lowers the risk of many types of disease. But with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, there’s new emphasis on this very important way to stop the spread of the disease, which is especially dangerous for older... Read More
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