Tag: COVID-19

Should I Stop Trying to Get Pregnant Because of COVID-19?

Should I Stop Trying to Get Pregnant Because of COVID-19?

If you have been considering starting or expanding your family, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely caused you to reevaluate your plans—or at least contemplate them again in a new light. Sure, many people are joking that with so many couples quarantining at home, there is likely to be a post-pandemic baby boom, but you may...

What is a broken-heart syndrome?

What is a broken-heart syndrome?

A broken heart is a fodder for love songs, romance novels, and many rom-coms. But, broken heart syndrome—it also goes by takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy—is a real physical ailment that occurs when a traumatic event causes your heart muscle to weaken. The event can be emotional, such as the sudden death of a loved...

Study: Kids Under This Age May Carry 100 Times More COVID Than Adults

Study: Kids Under This Age May Carry 100 Times More COVID Than Adults

Back-to-school season is nearly upon us, but instead of celebrating a soon-to-be quiet home or buying school supplies, many parents are instead panicking about whether or not their kids will be in the classroom and safe from coronavirus. And, of course, if they are back at school, there’s the question of whether or not they’ll...

Facts About COVID-19 And The Proper Guidelines To Reopen Schools Safely

Facts About COVID-19 And The Proper Guidelines To Reopen Schools Safely

What is COVID-19?  COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’ The COVID-19 virus is a new virus linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and...

How likely is it for a child to become sick with COVID-19?

How likely is it for a child to become sick with COVID-19?

Children of all ages can become ill with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). But most kids who are infected typically don’t become as sick as adults and some might not show any symptoms at all. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 in babies and children, why children might be affected differently by COVID-19, and what you can...

9 Tips for Using a Public Restroom During Coronavirus

9 Tips for Using a Public Restroom During Coronavirus

Nothing may gross you out more than the thought of a public restroom. They smell, they’re too often out of toilet paper, and attempting to clean your hands at a dirty sink can seem pointless at best, and downright dangerous when it comes to exposing yourself to germs. Now, as the country begins to open...

When can we hang out with friends again?

When can we hang out with friends again?

While some parts of the country have been under shelter-at-home orders for almost 3 months, the social part of being human beings has been starved. We’ve held virtual graduations, drive-by birthday parties, and stayed connected with families and friends over Zoom and other video conferencing apps. But it’s not the same. Now, as many parts...

Can You Catch COVID-19 Through Your Eyes?

Can You Catch COVID-19 Through Your Eyes?

You can catch COVID-19 if an infected person coughs or sneezes and contagious droplets enter your nose or mouth. But can you become ill if the virus lands in your eyes? Virologist Joseph Fair, PhD, an NBC News contributor, raised that concern when he became critically ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. From a hospital...

This Is the Temperature That Kills Coronavirus

This Is the Temperature That Kills Coronavirus

Temperature’s impact on the coronavirus has been a hotly debated topic these days. Many people take comfort in believing that warm weather will have a significant impact on the COVID-19 contagion, but it may not be as simple as that. Yes, studies have shown that intense heat can kill many viruses—including coronaviruses, the family of viruses...

Myth: Taking a sauna or hot bath can kill coronavirus

Myth: Taking a sauna or hot bath can kill coronavirus

Some people believe saunas have general health benefits, and the heat in saunas or hot baths can kill coronavirus. Hot temperatures may kill viruses on surfaces. The danger with very hot baths is that you could burn or scald your skin. But taking a sauna or hot bath will not affect coronavirus if you are...

Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3. Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get it through certain foods and supplements to...

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