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06 Apr

Keeping Kids Active During The Coronavirus Pandemic.

Avoiding potential hot spots like the playground.

03 Apr

Coronavirus Is Causing Conflicts Between Parents and Kids, New Study Finds.

There's more stress and yelling at home, but still lots of love being shared.

02 Apr

Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Are pregnant women at greater risk of getting sick with COVID-19?
Americans Got the Memo on Social Distancing, Poll Shows

Robin Foster April 6, 2020

Americans Got the Memo on Social Distancing, Poll Shows

Americans have gotten the message on the importance of social distancing in stemming the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows.

Conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the survey found that 94% of Americans say they are staying away from large groups, up from 68% six weeks ago. Eighty-... Full Page

Some Steroid Meds May Raise Coronavirus Risk

Robert Preidt April 6, 2020

Some Steroid Meds May Raise Coronavirus Risk

People taking a certain class of steroids for inflammatory conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis may be at increased risk from the new coronavirus, experts say.

Glucocorticoid medications suppress the immune system, so people taking them may not be able to fight off the coronavirus, according to an editorial published onli... Full Page

With Coronavirus a Threat, Stop Wearing Contact Lenses

Steven Reinberg April 6, 2020

With Coronavirus a Threat, Stop Wearing Contact Lenses

Even if you're already wearing a face mask to cover your mouth and nose, taking steps to protect your eyes might also help guard against coronavirus infection, eye health experts say.

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO):

  • Don't wear contact lenses -- switch to glasses. People who wear cont... Full Page
AHA News: Cancer Survivor Feared Recurrence, But This Time It Was His Heart

April 6, 2020

AHA News: Cancer Survivor Feared Recurrence, But This Time It Was His Heart

Doug Cobb popped a couple antacid pills to calm the heartburn he'd been experiencing on and off for weeks. The 60-year-old considered he might have a stomach problem, but waved it off, assuming the burning sensation came from something he'd eaten.

Cobb had another reason for not wanting to see a doctor. A two-time cancer survivor, he ... Full Page

White House Tells Americans Worst Week Is to Come, as Death Toll Nears 10,000

Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell April 6, 2020

White House Tells Americans Worst Week Is to Come, as Death Toll Nears 10,000

White House officials told Americans on Sunday to brace themselves for what could be the toughest week of the coronavirus pandemic so far, as the country's death toll neared 10,000.

During a media briefing on Sunday, President Donald Trump and his advisers predicted parts of the country were about to reach their respective peaks of CO... Full Page

For Addicts in Recovery, Technology Preserves Bonds Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Dennis Thompson April 6, 2020

For Addicts in Recovery, Technology Preserves Bonds Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Recovering alcoholic Catherine Collins normally attends five to seven face-to-face program meetings a week.

Collins still attends meetings, but now they're online -- and there's something important that's missing.

"In the real world, you're in a room full of people who have the exact same feelings. If I said 'I'm really strug... Full Page

Trials Begin for Potential COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

Amy Norton April 6, 2020

Trials Begin for Potential COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

A drug originally developed to treat Ebola is getting a second chance in the spotlight, as research teams in the United States, Asia and Europe race to test it against the new coronavirus.

The drug, called remdesivir, has already been given to a limited number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, on a "compassionate use" basis. That... Full Page

School Closures Will Force Many U.S. Health Care Workers to Stay Home

Robert Preidt April 6, 2020

School Closures Will Force Many U.S. Health Care Workers to Stay Home

At least 1 in 7 U.S. health care workers have to miss work to care for their children if the coronavirus pandemic keeps schools closed -- and their absence could result in more patient deaths, researchers say.

Teams from Yale University and Colorado State University used U.S. Census data to project the child care needs of health care w... Full Page

Pregnant Women Need to Guard Against Coronavirus

Robert Preidt April 6, 2020

Pregnant Women Need to Guard Against Coronavirus

Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be susceptible to pregnancy complications, an obstetrician-gynecologist says.

Pregnant women have physiologic changes in their chests that may make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, according to Justin Brandt. He's assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the division of ... Full Page

Mission Possible: Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic

Robert Preidt April 6, 2020

Mission Possible: Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned grocery shopping into a mission filled with anxiety, but a food science expert's advice can make it a safe one.

The first thing to consider is whether you should go to the store at all, said Donald Schaffner. He's a professor in the department of food science in the School of Environmental and Biolog... Full Page

CDC Urges All Americans to Wear Face Masks as Death Count Rises

Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell April 5, 2020

CDC Urges All Americans to Wear Face Masks as Death Count Rises

The White House announced new guidance on Friday that urges all Americans to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of COVID-19.

As President Donald Trump told the American public about the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation during a coronavirus task force briefing, he noted he will not be followi... Full Page

Why Teens Find It Tough to Social Distance

Robert Preidt April 5, 2020

Why Teens Find It Tough to Social Distance

Parenting a teenager can be an emotional minefield in the best of times, but the social distancing of the coronavirus pandemic could really strain young people's mental health.

Teens and young adults who are confined to home during the coronavirus pandemic face numerous disappointments, including not being able to hang out with friends... Full Page

CDC Urges All Americans to Wear Face Masks

Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell April 4, 2020

CDC Urges All Americans to Wear Face Masks

The White House announced new guidance on Friday that urges all Americans to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of COVID-19.

As President Donald Trump told the American public about the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation during a coronavirus task force briefing, he noted he will not be followi... Full Page

Going Easy on Yourself Is Key to Parenting Through the Pandemic

Robert Preidt April 4, 2020

Going Easy on Yourself Is Key to Parenting Through the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caught many American families in a vise.

Many parents are struggling to work from home and meet the needs of kids who are out of school and chaffing under what some consider house arrest.

"It can be easy to fall into the trap of self-blame when children are fighting, and workdays aren't going as p... Full Page

A Consistent Bedtime Is Good for Your Heart

Robert Preidt April 3, 2020

A Consistent Bedtime Is Good for Your Heart

In the age of TV marathons, sticking to a consistent bedtime can be a challenge, but new research shows it could help reduce your risk of heart problems.

For the study, the researchers assessed the link between a regular bedtime and resting heart rate, and found that people who went to bed later or earlier than normal had a higher rest... Full Page

Mental Health Problems After First Baby Reduce Likelihood of More Children: Study

Robert Preidt April 3, 2020

Mental Health Problems After First Baby Reduce Likelihood of More Children: Study

Women who develop mental health problems after delivering their first child are much less likely to have more, a Danish study finds.

But this is not the case among women whose first child died.

For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than 414,000 women in Denmark who had a first live birth between 1997 and 2015. Abou... Full Page

ER Workers' Stress May Affect Patient Care: Study

Steven Reinberg April 3, 2020

ER Workers' Stress May Affect Patient Care: Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has added to already high stress levels in emergency rooms, a social psychologist says.

"ER providers are on the front line of this pandemic, and stress, anxiety and anger are increasing," said Linda Isbell, a professor of psychology at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

"As we all face anxiety about... Full Page

AHA News: Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Exercise Caution When Exercising Outdoors

April 3, 2020

AHA News: Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Exercise Caution When Exercising Outdoors

Even as government officials warn us to "stay home, stay safe" during the coronavirus pandemic, people are flocking to parks, trails and sidewalks to walk and bike away their cabin fever.

That might seem like a total contradiction. But according to health experts, it can be a healthy choice – as long as you exercise caution whil... Full Page

Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide, US Officials Urge Many Americans to Wear Face Masks

Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide, US Officials Urge Many Americans to Wear Face Masks

As the number of coronavirus cases worldwide swept past 1 million and the United States saw its death count rise beyond 6,200 on Friday, the Trump administration said it will announce new guidance that urges many Americans to wear face coverings to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The recommendation is believed to apply only to those who l... Full Page

White House to Advise Face Mask Use: What's the Evidence They Are Protective?

Dennis Thompson April 3, 2020

White House to Advise Face Mask Use: What's the Evidence They Are Protective?

The Trump Administration is expected to announce guidelines that will recommend many Americans wear face masks when out in public, to curb transmission of the novel coronavirus.

The recommendation will apply to those living in hard-hit areas only, and it is not mandatory, the Associated Press reported.

Experts say ther... Full Page

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