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What We’ve Learned About COVID-19 a Year Later

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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COVID-19 Vaccine: Myths vs. Facts

Jan 05, 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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FAQs About the COVID-19 Vaccine | The Smart Health Podcast

Jan 04, 2021

In the latest episode of The Smart Health Podcast, Kevin Keys interviewed three of our doctors about the COVID-19 vaccines. Our all-star panel includes: Dr. Syed Raza, Internal Medicine Physician, VP of Medical Operations at St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital Dr. Charles Sims, Infectious...

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

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Questions and Answers

Dec 09, 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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Can COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Ask the OBGYN: 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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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 virtual visit with a Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician for a quick evaluation and what...

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People are now avoiding the emergency room for serious medical conditions. Dr. Ron Jensen explains.

Is It Safe to Go to the ER During COVID-19?

Nov 11, 2020

COVID-19 isn’t the only widespread health issue our nation is facing. People are now avoiding going to the ER for serious medical conditions, perhaps due to fear of the virus or the perception that hospitals are plenty full already. We asked Ron Jensen, DO, emergency medicine physician at CHI St....

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The Holiday Bubble: Celebrating Safely With Extended Family

The Holiday Bubble: Celebrating Safely With Extended Family

Nov 09, 2020

With stay-at-home orders and self-imposed quarantine, we've all spent time apart from our loved ones throughout 2020. Do we need to sacrifice more family time as the holidays approach? Not necessarily. Dr. James McDeavitt, chief clinical integration officer of St. Luke's Health and SVP and dean of...

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How Does COVID-19 Actually Spread?

Oct 28, 2020

COVID-19 is a new virus, and we are still learning new information about how it behaves through case investigations and contact tracing. Although we were in a completely unprecedented situation at the beginning of the outbreak in March, we have learned a lot about the virus and how it spreads over...

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COVID-19 Recovery Advice From People Who Had It

COVID-19 Recovery Advice From People Who Had It

Oct 21, 2020

Sometimes, the best advice comes from people who experienced the same situation you’re in. That’s why we surveyed people who have recovered from COVID-19—to provide the most relevant information to you. Keep in mind: everyone we received answers from had a mild case that they recovered from at home...

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