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Telling the Difference Between COVID-19, Influenza, Allergies, and Anxiety

Telling the Difference Between COVID-19, Influenza, Allergies, and Anxiety

Apr 24, 2020

As the list of symptoms of the COVID-19 virus grows, it can be alarming if you notice similar signs in yourself. However, many other conditions, including influenza and allergies, can display in the same way. Additionally, anxiety about the virus can cause you to be hyper-aware and maybe even blow...

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

The Smart Health Podcast | COVID-19 & Cardiac Function: Dr. Vincent Aquino

Apr 23, 2020

In this episode of the Smart Health Podcast, Vincent Aquino, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Services and interventional cardiologist at St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital, joins Kevin Keys. Together, they discuss how the COVID-19 virus can impact your cardiovascular health. Give...

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

The Smart Health Podcast | How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape: Dr. Peter Bigler

Apr 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our habits. From increasing the amount of time the average person spends washing their hands to getting healthcare through telehealth and virtual visits, it’s clear that many short-term changes have already occurred. Kevin Keys and Dr. Peter Bigler,...

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The Smart Health Podcast | COVID-19 vs. Pulmonology & the ICU: Dr. Jefy Mathew

The Smart Health Podcast | COVID-19 vs. Pulmonology & the ICU: Dr. Jefy Mathew

Apr 22, 2020

On the latest episode of the Smart Health Podcast, host Kevin Keys sits down with Jefy Mathew, MD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Medical Director of the Intensive Care Units at St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital. Together, they discuss how COVID-19 can affect the respiratory system...

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What Happens When You Recover

What You Need to Know About Recovering From COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020

As you probably know, there are currently more than 600,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and an unknown number of Americans who have this illness who have not been diagnosed. While all non-essential workers are self-isolating at this time, those who have COVID-19 are taking even stricter...

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What Happens When a Person Gets COVID-19?

What Happens When a Person Gets COVID-19?

Apr 20, 2020

At this point, you know that COVID-19 is a major concern, but do you understand how this virus impacts the body? Learn what goes on within the body and why this virus can become so serious when it affects specific people. At CHI St. Luke’s Health, we’re proud to be a community resource for...

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What Doctor's Appointments Look Like in the Age of COVID-19

What Doctor's Appointments Look Like in the Age of COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020

As many hospitals are postponing elective surgeries and restricting visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you may be wondering how to prioritize your health and get the medical care you need. From sick visits to follow-ups and everything in between, here’s how to schedule appointments and...

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COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy

Ask the OB: How Does COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Apr 16, 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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How You Can Reduce Stress & Anxiety During a Pandemic

Apr 16, 2020

We all worry. But when you find yourself on that unproductive “worry treadmill” with one rapid thought coming after another, it’s time to pause and practice calm, deep breathing. That’s important because our breathing is often shallow and quick in stressful moments, releasing hormones that...

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COVID-19 Testing in Greater Houston: Where to Go and What You Should Know

COVID-19 Testing in Greater Houston: Where to Go and What You Should Know

Apr 15, 2020

If you suspect that you have COVID-19, we recommend that you call your primary care physician to explain your symptoms and find a location to go for testing. If you are having difficulty breathing or other life-threatening symptoms, please call 911 or visit a local emergency room, but call ahead to...

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