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COVID-19 vaccination FAQ

If you've heard about a COVID-19 vaccine that will be available soon, you may have questions about who should get vaccinated, safety and effectiveness. Here's what you need to know.

December 2, 2020

What should you do if you have COVID-19 or the flu?

Unsure if you have the flu or COVID-19? Symptoms can be similar. Find out what to do and how to self-manage.

Muhanad Mohamed, M.D. By Muhanad Mohamed December 1, 2020
Janki Patel, D.O. By Janki Patel December 1, 2020

How well do you know COVID-19 terminology?

Months ago, who would have thought we'd be discussing the dangers of disease transmission or benefits of wearing a mask? Here's a glossary of words and phrases now part of our everyday conversations.

November 30, 2020

Masks play critical role in preventing COVID-19 spread, infection

Mayo Clinic researchers confirms the critical role of masks and physical distance in helping stop the spread of COVID-19.

November 25, 2020

Debunking the top 10 workout myths

Not everything you’ve heard about maximizing your workouts to transform your body is true. Read about the top 10 workout myths, and get the facts.

David Webster, L.A.T. By David Webster November 25, 2020

7 tips for reining in holiday overeating

The joys and stresses of the holidays can lead to overeating. Get 7 tips to help you can enjoy your special treats in a healthier way.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter November 24, 2020

Recovering from COVID-19 at home using virtual technology

John and Joanne Rohrscheib are recovering in the comfort of their home with advanced care at home, a virtual program that delivers comprehensive care to monitor patients 24/7.

November 24, 2020

Protecting yourself against HPV

HPV is a viral infection that commonly causes warts. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV, and many of these infections go away without treatment. But some other types of HPV can cause genital warts or cervical cancer. Learn how to protect yourself.

Jonathan Buchholz MD By Jonathan Buchholz November 23, 2020

5 tips for navigating changing holiday traditions

Your holiday traditions likely will be affected this year because of COVID-19 and family changes. Get 5 tips to help you enjoy the upcoming season and, perhaps, start new traditions.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner November 20, 2020

Keep people at highest risk safe during COVID-19 surge

Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing increases in COVID-19 cases. Some health conditions put people into a high-risk category for developing more severe COVID-19 illness. Here's how you can help.

November 19, 2020

Decorating safety: Don't be Clark Griswold this holiday season

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is a classic holiday movie, but Clark Griswold’s decorating tactics throw safety out the window. Skip a trip to the Emergency Department this holiday season with these safety tips.

David McAlpine MD By David McAlpine November 18, 2020

Quarantine and isolation: What's the difference?

Preventing spread of the COVID-19 virus is key to slowing the pandemic. People who have symptoms, or who have suspected or known exposure to the virus, should practice self-quarantine or self-isolation. But what do the terms mean, and which should you do?

November 17, 2020