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The Teacher’s Guidebook for Avoiding COVID-19

Aug 28, 2020

As the 2020 school year approaches, many teachers may be wondering how to navigate the new dynamic in their classroom while also staying healthy. Every aspect of the school day is going to look different, and that’s ok. Check out this teacher’s guide to adjusting to these changes and creating a...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
General Health & Wellness

Unmasking the Truth Behind Masks

Aug 28, 2020

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
How To Handle Long-Term Power Outages During COVID-19

How To Handle Long-Term Power Outages During COVID-19

Aug 27, 2020

A power outage in the summer months can be dangerous, exposing people to high temperatures as air conditioning units shut off, preventing people from running necessary medical equipment, and removing the ability to store temperature-sensitive medications in the fridge for an extended period....

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Ultimate COVID-19 School Supply List | St. Luke’s Health

The Ultimate COVID-19 School Supply List

Aug 27, 2020

As the summer comes to an end and the school year begins, many parents are opting to send their kids back to the classroom. Whether it’s to give your child a sense of normalcy or because they focus better in a traditional learning environment, we understand that you may still have concerns about...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Children's Health
Understanding the Differences Between Face Masks & Shields

Understanding the Differences Between Face Masks & Shields

Aug 20, 2020

If you’ve been out in public, you’ve probably seen a lot of people wearing cloth face masks and a smaller group of people wearing clear, plastic face shields - which begs the question: which one is more effective? The answer is not that simple. Check out some considerations for both. While...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Understanding the Second COVID-19 Wave | The Smart Health Podcast

Understanding the Second COVID-19 Wave | The Smart Health Podcast

Aug 18, 2020

Kevin welcomes back Dr. Charles Sims, infectious disease specialist at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group, to answer some of the tough questions about the pandemic. Together, they discuss the second COVID-19 wave, a potential vaccine, and getting back to normal. You’ll hear about: Understanding the...

The Smart Health Podcast
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
How to Prepare Children to Go Back to School in 2020

How to Prepare Children to Go Back to School in 2020

Aug 17, 2020

Just like kids, parents often experience first-day jitters when it’s time to send their little ones back to school. Add in the fact that nobody really knows what to expect from the 2020 school year, and it can be downright stressful. However, you can ease some of this discomfort by taking proactive...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Children's Health
Nature vs. Nurture: Predicting Your Heart’s Future

Nature vs. Nurture: Predicting Your Heart’s Future

Aug 17, 2020

You may have heard the statistics. Heart disease and stroke are among the top causes of death in America. If your family has a history of heart problems, you may be at a higher risk. Studies show that some genetics can even double your risk of heart disease. Knowing your family’s health history is...

Stroke Care
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...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)