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COVID-19

How the Pandemic Has Taken a Toll on Men’s Mental Health
Men’s mental health has been disproportionately affected during COVID-19. Here, a mental health technician discusses stigma around seeking professional help and how to recognize the signs that someone is struggling.
Coping with Social Anxiety as COVID-19 Restrictions Are Lifted
Restrictions being lifted can be anxiety inducing and stressful and having the tools to cope with these feelings can help socialization feel more accessible and comfortable.
Five Nurses Share Their Real COVID-19 Experiences and Feelings on Reintegration
From the loss of family members, to feelings of guilt and not “being enough,” nurses open up about their past year and a half.
Are Earbuds Damaging Your Hearing?
Now that so many of us are working from home and participating in endless Zoom meetings, all-day headphone use is more common than ever before. But what does that mean for your hearing and ear health?
What to Eat Three Days Before Your Colonoscopy
Whether this is your first screening or your first since the pandemic started, here is a refresher on how to prep for a colonoscopy from gastroenterologist Dr. Aaron Martin, starting with what to eat three days before to ensure an accurate screening.
The Truth About Post-COVID Invulnerability, Vaccine Shedding
and More
Some recovered COVID-19 patients are vaccine-hesitant. Here’s why they shouldn’t be.
Podcast: How to Regain Your Taste and Smell After COVID
Episode 14 of The Health Nexus Podcast
Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Period?
Changes to your menstrual cycle can be scary, but we’re here to clarify what these changes could mean if you just got vaccinated.
Is it Seasonal Allergies or COVID-19?
Loss of smell can happen with seasonal allergy, but may also be an early sign of COVID-19 disease. Doctors weigh in for the answers.
Summer Safety Guide 2021: What’s Safe and What’s Not in the ‘New Normal’?
With COVID-19 still prevalent, it’s important to understand what summer activities are safe—whether you are vaccinated or not.  
Three Local Moms Reflect on Motherhood During the Pandemic
Babies born after March 2020 have only ever known the world amid a pandemic. How did mothers cope with pregnancy and childbirth during COVID-19? Here, women share their unique experiences.