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How to Stay Safe as Salons and Gyms Get Back in Business

How to Stay Safe as Salons and Gyms Get Back in Business

May 21, 2020

In an executive order issued on May 6, Texas Governor Greg Abbott expanded the openings of several businesses and activities to further restart the economy during the pandemic. As part of this most recent order, gyms and salons are allowed to open as early as May 18th. But did you know these...

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Working Through It: 3 Safety Tips for Going Back to Work

Working Through It: 3 Safety Tips for Going Back to Work

May 15, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people are looking for ways to get back to work and stay safe while doing so. Here are some of our guidelines for protecting yourself and your fellow employees while interacting at work. Create a Plan for Returning to Work Safely Depending on your industry,...

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Staying Safe in Public: 5 COVID-19 Tips You Can't Miss

Staying Safe in Public: 5 COVID-19 Tips You Can't Miss

May 08, 2020

There are things we can all do to help contain the spread of COVID-19. If you plan on leaving your house, be sure to take these five essential pieces of advice with you. 1. Wear a Mask Many cases of the virus caused by COVID-19 are asymptomatic, so wearing a mask in public can prevent the spread of...

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

The Smart Health Podcast | How the Landscape of Nursing Has Changed Due to COVID-19

May 07, 2020

Tune in as Kevin sits down with two very special guests: Chief Nursing Officer & VP of Patient Care Services, Ellen Pitcher, and Army 1st Lieutenant Critical Care Nurse & COVID-19 Rapid Response Team Member, Tony Hopkins. Together they discuss how the landscape of nursing has changed...

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Ask the Doctor: How to Care for Yourself If You Get COVID-19

Ask the Doctor: How to Care for Yourself If You Get COVID-19

May 06, 2020

If you get a mild case of COVID-19 and need to be your own caregiver, what steps can you take to support your at-home recovery? We asked Dr. Nagakrishnal Nachimuthu, infectious disease specialist at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group in Livingston, to help us answer some questions you may have. If I...

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3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Nurses Week

3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Nurses Week

May 05, 2020

Nurses Week is more important than ever this year. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse. And with so many of our brave healthcare professionals working tirelessly due to the strain...

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What to Expect When Hospitalized With COVID-19

What to Expect When Hospitalized With COVID-19

May 01, 2020

While the large majority of COVID-19 cases can be treated at home, severe symptoms may require a trip to the hospital. The rate of hospitalization for this virus increases with age, so while those younger than 50 years of age with COVID-19 have a hospitalization rate of 0.1–7.4%, older populations...

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Show Us Your Big Houston Heart!

Show Us Your Big Houston Heart!

Apr 30, 2020

Staying home for this long is no picnic, but we’re able to stay safe thanks to the hard work and dedication of our community’s frontline workers. All the healthcare teams, EMS, police, rescue workers, firefighters, and others who are going into work each day to help us during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Cancer Patient

Apr 30, 2020

In general, chronic medical conditions place individuals at higher risk of COVID-19 complications. This is especially true for people with cancer. So we spoke with two experts in oncology to provide some insight and advice for cancer patients during the pandemic. Angela Coscio, MD, is the...

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COVID-19 Cases Have Peaked. Now What?

COVID-19 Cases Have Peaked. Now What?

Apr 29, 2020

Some experts believe Texas has already reached its peak in COVID-19 deaths. If this is true, does that mean the pandemic is coming to an end? And since Texas is reopening, can we go back to normal? Let’s start with what it means to reach the other side of the peak. What does reaching the peak mean...

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