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What We Know about COVID-19 in 2021

Jan 20, 2021

Nearly a year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, we have been hearing more hopeful news as governments have begun distributing vaccines to certain priority groups, including healthcare providers, first responders and at-risk individuals,including those...

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What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Jan 06, 2021

The successful testing and now distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines have been perhaps the most hopeful developments since the initial spread of the virus. But with this optimistic news comes a lot of chatter, both from qualified and unqualified sources. You've likely seen many posts about it on...

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Vials of a COVID-19 vaccine move through a machine during production.

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec 10, 2020

If you watch the news or spend time on social media, you’ve probably heard about several COVID-19 vaccines that are seeking emergency-use authorization from the FDA. But what does this mean for you? We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, so here’s what we know so far....

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Ask the Doctor: How Does COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Ask the Doctor: How Does COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Nov 20, 2020

Pregnancy is a joyous time that’s also accompanied by some very normal worries. Will my baby be healthy? How is my health as a pregnant person affected by everyday things — a cold, hair dye, cleaning a litter box? To add to these typical concerns, you may also be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Here’s what you need to know about going to the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Going to the ER During the Pandemic

Nov 11, 2020

Across the nation, people are avoiding going to the emergency room, even for heart attacks, strokes, and surgical emergencies. This is leading to an increase in preventable death and lifelong disability. Here’s what you need to know about going to the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is It Too...

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While the large majority of COVID-19 cases can be treated at home, severe symptoms may require a trip to the ER. Learn more.

What to Expect When Going to the ER With COVID-19

Nov 11, 2020

While the large majority of COVID-19 cases can be treated at home, severe symptoms may require a trip to the ER. The rate of hospitalization for this virus increases with age, so while those younger than 50 years of age with COVID-19 have a hospitalization rate of 0.1–7.4%, older populations...

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A woman with COVID-19 wonders if she needs to go to the ER.

12 Symptoms of COVID-19 & When You Should Visit the ER

Nov 11, 2020

As researchers gather more information about COVID-19, the CDC has been able to pinpoint certain symptoms indicative of the virus. If you experience any of the following symptoms, schedule a televisit with your CHI St. Joseph and Texas A&M Health Network primary care physician for a quick...

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How to Celebrate Halloween Safely During a Pandemic

How to Celebrate Halloween Safely During a Pandemic

Oct 21, 2020

Like most activities and holidays in 2020, Halloween might look a little different this year. According to the CDC, door-to-door trick-or-treating where candy is passed out to children is considered a high-risk activity. However, there are still a variety of fun ways to enjoy the spooky holiday...

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How To Stay Healthy While Casting Your Vote

How To Stay Healthy While Casting Your Vote

Oct 15, 2020

You might be wondering, is it safe to go out and vote with the looming threat of a pandemic? There are a lot of factors to consider when answering this question. Is the virus stagnant or spreading in your area? What safety protocols are being taken at your polling place? Do you have a higher risk...

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7 Tips for Staying Healthy in Aggieland During a Pandemic

7 Tips for Staying Healthy in Aggieland During a Pandemic

Oct 06, 2020

By Kaylee Cogbill, Texas A&M Student It’s hard enough to feel like we are taking good care of our health as college students. Add a pandemic on top of that, and it becomes even harder. When the novel coronavirus outbreak first started, it was hard for me to keep up with academic and social...

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