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My COVID-19 action plan: How to cope when the virus hits home

You can get COVID-19 even if you do everything right. Dr. Sonja Bartolome and her husband found that out this winter. Get their action plan to keep the rest of the family safe if the virus hits your home.

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Are we ready for some football? Risks for fans in the stands during COVID-19

Texas football fans have always gone to great lengths to support their teams. But the Season of COVID-19 is forcing them to call an audible and assess the risks of being a fan in the stands. Respiratory specialist Dr. Sonja Bartolome provides a game plan for safety.

COVID; Pediatrics

Back to school during COVID-19: Safety advice from 3 doctors

Texas families are faced with difficult choices as the school year approaches and COVID-19 continues to spread. Three pediatric specialists provide sound safety information to help you make the best choices and checklists to help you prepare.

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COVID-19 and positivity: 7 encouraging signs amid the pandemic

Looking for a few rays of hope during the pandemic? UT Southwestern respiratory specialist Dr. Sonja Bartolome sees at least seven, including prevention measures taking hold in Texas.

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Summer travel advisory: How to have a safe vacation amid COVID-19

The surge in COVID-19 cases has raised real concerns about summer travel plans. Respiratory specialist Dr. Sonja Bartolome provides some specific guidelines and precautions to help make your vacation as safe as possible.

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COVID-19 and mask confusion: Separating myths from realities

Wearing a mask to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 pandemic should be a no-brainer, but misinformation and mixed signals have created mask confusion. Dr. Sonja Bartolome, a specialist in lung disorders and pulmonary disease, separates the myths from the medical realities.

COVID; Prevention

Summer fun in the sun: What's safe outdoors during COVID-19?

After months of COVID-19 shelter-in-place, Texans are eager to enjoy summer activities. Get quick tips to have fun and stay safe this summer.

COVID; Mental Health

Coping with COVID-19: Class of 2020 Edition

The global pandemic has robbed many high school seniors of a defining moment in their lives, and it’s important that parents, friends, and loved ones don’t try to dismiss their feelings of loss. UT Southwestern psychologists offer suggestions on how to treat the Class of 2020 with grace and empathy.

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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.

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.