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  • Don’t Make This Mistake with COVID-19 ‘Peak Dates’

    April 06, 2020

    Many questions are swirling surrounding COVID-19. Among them: When will the virus peak? There doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer, though. Just dates that are causing some confusion in an already challenging environment. “It has everything to do with the data, the availability of data,” says Keith Grant, APRN,…

  • What COVID-19 Can Do to Your Heart, Even if You Don’t Have Cardiovascular Disease

    April 06, 2020

    A heart attack or COVID-19? New data from China, published recently in JAMA Cardiology, now indicates up to 20 percent of COVID-19 patients experience cardiovascular complications caused by the coronavirus. Even in patients with no history of heart disease, the signs can appear immediately life-threatening: an abnormal heart rhythm and…

  • 9 Fun Treats You Can Make in the Kitchen with Your Kids

    April 05, 2020

    Making meals to satisfy everyone’s taste these days can get to be tiring. With kids around the house, why not let them become more involved? Some of these simple recipes and ideas can be made alone or with little supervision depending on your child’s age. Cooking is a skill and…

  • How Are We Doing? Google Report, Tracking Movements, Measures State’s Social Distancing

    April 03, 2020

    Google is watching, always, but maybe people won’t mind so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tech giant, in an effort to aid public health officials, just released the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report that used location data that track people’s movements to assess state and local adherence to social-distancing measures….

  • Hartford HealthCare Now Treating Some COVID-19 Patients with Anti-Malaria Drugs

    April 02, 2020

    Physicians with Hartford HealthCare have joined others around the country in using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat some hospitalized patients with coronavirus (COVID-19). On March 28, the Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the medications, which were developed for use against malaria and have been used…

  • New COVID-19 Phenomenon: Discarded Vinyl Gloves in Parking Lots

    April 01, 2020

    If you’ve been to a local grocery store or “essential’ retailer during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably seen a parking lot littered by shoppers with protective gloves. Yes, people are concerned about placing possibly contaminated gloves in their car. But let’s not get carried away. Most stores have outdoor trash…

  • Vaping a COVID-19 Risk for Teens, Young Adults

    April 01, 2020

    While the nation focuses on protecting older, infirmed people from exposure to COVID-19, teens and young adults aren’t immune to the coronavirus, especially those who smoke or vape. According to data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of COVID-19 cases nationwide are in…

  • Stay-at-Home Cooking: The FDA’s Four Steps To Food Safety

    April 01, 2020

    Editor’s note: Here’s a reminder to remain vigilant about foodborne illness during the COVID-19 pandemic as more people prepare food in their home. Follow these guidelines provided by the Food and Drug Administration. By Food and Drug Administration The food supply in the United States is among the safest in…

  • Cover Your Face in Public Now During COVID-19? Here’s the DIY Mask.

    March 31, 2020

    Not too long ago, the nation’s top medical experts were discouraging the use of N95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic by anyone other than medical personnel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization each said only people with COVID-19 and those caring for them should…

  • Stuck at Home During a Pandemic: Some Family Survival Tips

    March 31, 2020

    In a time when nothing feels “normal” and families struggle to coexist under one roof for infinite lengths of time, a Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) child psychologist suggested we strive for a routine and be gentle with each other. Dr. Laura Saunders, who heads the LGBTQ track at…


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