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COVID; Your Pregnancy Matters

6 FAQs about COVID-19, pregnancy, and adjusting at home

As the pandemic continues, pregnant patients are asking more questions about COVID-19. Get answers to 6 coronavirus FAQs on the Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

COVID; Heart

Tragic trifecta: Coronavirus, heart attacks, and empty ERs

Fear of COVID-19 in the ER has led to fewer visits for heart attack symptoms. Unfortunately, the virus itself can cause severe heart damage. Do not ignore chest pains, especially during the pandemic. Get the facts in this week's MedBlog.

COVID

6 ways to improve wellness during the pandemic

There is no “magic bullet” to achieve wellness, but a well-rounded approach can improve your physical and mental health. Discover six ways to stay well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nutrition; Your Pregnancy Matters

Bariatric surgery and pregnancy: Answers to patients' FAQs

Obesity can increase the risk of fertility and pregnancy complications. Discover how weight loss surgery can help both men and women become parents.

COVID; Prevention

Tired of social distancing? Try NPIs on for size

If the mere sound of "social distancing" makes you groan, there is another, more technical term to try – and it might remind you of the ongoing importance of ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sonja Bartolome, M.D., explains the ABCs of NPIs.

Brain; COVID; Heart

Are stroke sufferers silent victims of COVID-19?

COVID-19 fear and isolation is keeping patients with stroke symptoms from coming to the ER until it’s too late. Babu Welch, M.D., discusses the crisis in this MedBlog.

COVID; Mental Health; Your Pregnancy Matters

Tips to manage 'pandemic pregnancy' stress

Pregnancy can be stressful, especially during COVID-19 quarantine. Get tips to manage "pandemic pregnancy" stress in this Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

COVID; Prevention

Hair dryers, hydroxychloroquine, and summer heat: Separating COVID-19 myths from realities

The global pandemic has created an insatiable appetite for information about COVID-19, but amid the torrent of media coverage the myths begin to rival realities. Dr. Sonja Bartolome addresses some of the questions and false hopes with facts firmly rooted in science.

COVID; Mental Health

COVID-19 and substance abuse: How to HALT stress drinking, drug use

Physical isolation may lead to increased drinking at home – which carries mental health costs. Get tips to spot warning signs in yourself and others, plus see how COVID-19 is changing the future of treatment.

Prevention; Your Pregnancy Matters

Keep baby toys germ-free with these COVID-19 cleaning tips

Babies explore the world through touch and taste – exposing them to viruses such as COVID-19. Get easy tips to disinfect kids’ toys in this Your Pregnancy Matters blog.