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In Light of President Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis, Here Are Available
Treatment Options
For someone with mild symptoms, it’s generally a watch-and-wait approach.
Complaints of Ringing Ears Increase During COVID-19
If you believe you are experiencing ringing in your ears, especially during COVID-19, you are not alone.
COVID-19 Long Haulers: Surviving May Not Mean Thriving
Specialists in rehabilitation medicine, pulmonology, neuroscience and cardiology share early observations about post-COVID challenges patients may face.
From Loss of Fingers to Shortness of Breath, COVID-19 Has Long-term Effects
Vanessa Cassidy lost her thumb. Lakeisha Hollingsworth, who worked out every day, suffers from fatigue and extreme shortness of breath. Together, they are moving forward, reclaiming their lives—with courage and determination.
How to Cultivate Gratitude Even
In Dark Times
Practicing gratitude can help us overcome the negativity bias, appreciate everyday moments of beauty and goodness, and help support us and build resilience.
COVID-19 and the Flu: Will there
be a ‘Twindemic?’
It is possible to get both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. Here’s how to protect yourself when two similar viruses collide.
Are Health Systems Prepared to Handle a COVID-19 and Flu Surge?
A global pandemic has raised public awareness about virus transmission and the importance of handwashing, mask-wearing and social distancing and avoiding crowds. Surge and scenario planning are key to health system readiness.
Back to School: Mask-Wearing Best Practices for Your Children
Here are the mask-wearing best practices you need to know, from best types of masks, to how often they need to be washed.
Health Tips for Going Back to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Masks and hand sanitizer have joined colored pencils and crayons on the school supply list, and there have been a few additions to the back-to-school routine.
Surgical Milestone: Philadelphia’s First Endovascular Arteriovenous
Fistula Creation
For someone experiencing kidney failure, dialysis is a lifesaver. Until very recently, open surgery was the only method available for creating the preferred dialysis access, an arteriovenous fistula.
The Challenges of Communicating With a Mask While Hearing-Impaired
For the almost 48 million Americans who suffer from mild to severe hearing loss, communicating with others wearing masks presents new challenges.