The single most important piece of advice health experts can give to help us stay safe from COVID-19 is this one: Wash your hands.
"In the final analysis, it's the hands. The hands are the connecting piece," says Elizabeth Scott, PhD. Scott co-directs the Center for Hygiene and Health in Home and Community ...
Social distancing has become the new normal, with one-third of Americans now under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, but experts say that level of isolation can be hard on your health.
"We don't know for sure what the long-term health outcomes of widespread forced social isolation ...
Do I have COVID-19 or a cold?
If you don't have a fever and your eyes aren't itchy, it's probably the common cold, not COVID-19.
Do I have COVID-19 or allergies?
It's probably allergies -- not COVID-19 -- if you don't have a fever but your eyes are itchy, you're sneezing, and you have a runny nose.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 mainly spreads from person to person. When someone who is infected coughs or sneezes, they send droplets containing the virus into the air. A healthy person can then breathe in those droplets. You can also catch the virus if you touch a surface or object that has ...
The new coronavirus epidemic that started in Wuhan, China, in late December is now in dozens of countries, including the United States. Here are answers to key questions about the virus, including how to protect yourself and what to expect.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
According to the CDC, ...
With more than 50% of the U.S. population living under stay-at-home restrictions, companies that deliver food and household goods are inundated with orders. As they scramble to meet the demand, you may wonder if ordering in puts you or the people making your deliveries at risk.
The Question of Worker ...
As Coronavirus Myths Multiply, Experts Sort Fact From Fiction
The new coronavirus continues its steady march through the U.S. population, bringing with it a second plague: potentially dangerous myths and rumors about COVID-19, spread via the internet.
You may have already heard some of these coronavirus ...
A Doctor's Tips for Spotting Fake COVID-19 News
As we all try to stay safe from COVID-19, arming yourself with accurate news information has never been more important – but it’s not always easy. Fake news can be challenging to recognize because there’s often a little truth mixed in with misinformation. ...
Schools are closing. Sports and other activities have been cancelled. Everything is changing. In the midst of this chaos, how do parents keep kids from stressing too much?
"For families, this is truly now hitting home," said psychologist Robin Gurwitch, from Duke University and the Center for Child and ...
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