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What You Need to Know About Recovering From COVID-19

What You Need to Know About Recovering From COVID-19

Aug 14, 2020

The road to recovery from COVID-19 looks different for everyone who has it. However, there are some general guidelines to help people understand whether or not they have recovered and whether it is safe to integrate back into life after quarantine. If You Have Been Diagnosed With COVID-19 For...

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Common Questions About COVID-19 and the Emergency Room

Common Questions About COVID-19 and the Emergency Room

Aug 13, 2020

As the name implies, the novel coronavirus is, well, new. This can leave people with a lot of questions, especially when it comes to seeking medical care. We’ve received a lot of questions about COVID-19 and going to the emergency room, so we’ve compiled them to give you the latest information all...

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8 Tips for Avoiding COVID-19 on College Campuses

8 Tips for a Positive College Experience During COVID-19

Aug 13, 2020

We know it’s challenging to be a college student right now. College is one of the most exciting times in your life, and the last thing you want to do is be quarantined at home. As the fall semester approaches, a lot of you are probably ready to leave home and be back with your friends. However, a...

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How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Within Your Household

How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Within Your Household

Aug 12, 2020

If you’re caring for someone with COVID-19, you might be wondering how you can prevent yourself and other family members from getting sick. We asked Dr. Nagakrishnal Nachimuthu, infectious disease specialist at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group in Livingston, for expert advice on safely caring for a...

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Is It Safe to Schedule an In-Person Doctor’s Appointment?

Is It Safe to Schedule an In-Person Doctor’s Appointment?

Aug 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed down our busy lives, but that doesn’t mean your medical needs should be put on hold. If it’s time for that checkup or something feels off, you may be wondering whether it’s safe to visit a clinic in person. You can rest assured we’re following best practices...

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Tips for Every Occasion: Staying Safe During COVID-19

Tips for Every Occasion: Staying Safe During COVID-19

Aug 10, 2020

As our families are getting used to the new normal this summer, you’re probably wondering what activities are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips to stay safe and slow the spread of this virus while enjoying your summer. Staying Safe While Dining Out Call ahead and ask...

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The Smart Health Podcast | How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

COVID-19 & the ER | The Smart Health Podcast

Aug 06, 2020

COVID-19 has raised a lot of questions about how the emergency room has adapted to these changing times, so Kevin Keys sat down with Dr. Ronald Jensen, regional medical director for the St. Luke’s Health Emergency Department in North Houston, for the latest episode of The Smart Health Podcast....

The Smart Health Podcast
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Can COVID-19 Cause Irreversible Lung Damage?

Can COVID-19 Cause Irreversible Lung Damage?

Aug 05, 2020

In severe cases, COVID-19 can cause lung failure, and when this occurs, those patients may be considered for a lung transplant evaluation. We spoke with Dr. Gabriel Loor, Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, and Dr. Puneet Garcha, Medical Director of...

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Do Patients Ever Fully Recover From COVID-19?

Do Patients Ever Fully Recover From COVID-19?

Aug 05, 2020

At this stage of the pandemic, many are aware of the acute dangers of COVID-19. But are patients truly in the clear after recovery? We asked Dr. R. Taylor Ripley, director of the Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Lung Institute, to provide insight into the long-...

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The Power of Positivity, Gratitude, and Prayer During the Pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

At CHI St. Luke’s Health, we believe in caring for the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. And in times like these, it’s especially important to foster hope. So we spoke with Tyler Whipkey, Director of Mission and Spiritual Care at CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital, and asked him to...

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