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It’s a Good Time for Some Good News

Apr 13, 2020

In the midst of self-isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to find the positive things about this situation. But there are moments of kindness, medical advancements, and natural wonders that are still happening beyond our front doors. Take a moment to catch up on some good news...

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Kids and COVID-19: Easing Anxiety for Children Stuck at Home

Kids and COVID-19: Easing Anxiety for Children Stuck at Home

Apr 09, 2020

With school closures, event cancellations, and changes to your work schedule, the COVID-19 pandemic presents a lot of challenges for kids as well as adults. While everyone is at home during self-isolation, you may notice your children showing signs of anxiety. This could include disrupted sleep,...

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5 Fun Recipes for a Healthy and Hoppy Easter

Apr 08, 2020

From egg hunts with baskets full of candy to post-Lent indulgence, many traditional Easter activities involve a sugar overload. But we have a solution: Five fun recipes that don’t rely on excessive amounts of added sugar (plus a bonus activity when you’re all done). While large gatherings are...

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How to Alleviate Mild Symptoms of COVID-19

How to Alleviate Mild Symptoms of COVID-19

Apr 07, 2020

According to the CDC, “most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care.” If you experience mild symptoms of this virus, such as a low-grade fever or a cough, you might be able to recover from the comfort of your own home. Here are our tips for...

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The Guide to Disinfecting Common Surfaces

The Guide to Disinfecting Common Surfaces

Apr 06, 2020

Right now, you’re probably taking every precaution you can think of: staying home, leaving six feet of distance between you and other people, and washing your hands often. But do you know how to keep outside germs from entering your home when you bring in packages or other items that might harbor...

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Unmasking the Truth behind Masks

Unmasking the Truth Behind Masks

Apr 04, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic, meaning people don’t express symptoms even though they have the virus. Those who are asymptomatic often unknowingly spread the disease to others, which is why officials are advising everyone...

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WANT TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY AND REDUCE YOUR ANXIETY?

Want to Boost Your Immunity and Reduce Your Anxiety?

Apr 02, 2020

PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER. WALK. Think about it; walking has to be the simplest exercise ever, the simplest piece of choreography we could imagine. It's also one of the most valuable things we can do for our physical and mental health. Especially during a health crisis. Walking can......

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The Smart Health Podcast | COVID-19 Follow Up: Dr. Charles Sims

Apr 02, 2020

A few days ago, we asked our Instagram followers, “If you could ask a doctor any question about COVID-19, what would it be?” Well, we sent your questions to Kevin Keys, the host of our Smart Health Podcast. In lightning-round style, he asks Montgomery County Public Health Authority Dr. Charles Sims...

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How the World Is Supporting Healthcare Workers (And How You Can Too)

Apr 01, 2020

The healthcare workers at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are true heroes. They sacrifice so much for the community as they put themselves at risk to care for those infected with the novel virus. So let’s take care of them as they care for our neighbors and loved ones. Here are a few ways...

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If You Don’t Think You Can Be Productive Working at Home Consider This

Apr 01, 2020

Shakespeare wrote King Lear while in quarantine.   By now, it’s obvious— if working remotely isn’t the new mandatory option, it’s the new convenient option for tens of thousands of people in the workforce. Here are a few ground rules for making working at home actually work for you...

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