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COVID; Prevention

Life cycle of a coronavirus: How respiratory illnesses harm the body

How can a microscopic respiratory infection such as COVID-19 wreak such havoc in the body so quickly? And why do some patients get hit harder than others. Lung specialist Sonja Bartolome, M.D., discusses how a coronavirus can progress in our respiratory tracts.

Aging; COVID

6 ways to support seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Keeping seniors and other vulnerable populations safe as COVID-19 spreads is absolutely vital, but it’s also important to ensure they don’t drift into social isolation. Craig Rubin, M.D., Chief of UT Southwestern's Geriatric Medicine Department, suggests 6 ways to help elderly friends and relatives through the crisis.

Brain; COVID; Mental Health

Why we touch our faces so much – and how to break the habit

Why is it so hard not to touch our own faces? Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? UT Southwestern's neuropsychologist Dr. Nyaz Didehbani explains this instinctual, soothing behavior and how to resist it now more than ever.

COVID; Mental Health

COVID-19 distress: Managing your mental health in a pandemic

For the 500 million people worldwide who are already struggling with depression and anxiety disorders, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can feel downright paralyzing because our brains are designed around predictability and structure. There are some practical, common sense and clinical solutions to manage the distress.

COVID; Prevention; Your Pregnancy Matters

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Answers to 10 key patient questions

The COVID-19 pandemic has many pregnant patients concerned. Get answers to your pregnancy-related questions in this Your Pregnancy Matters blog with Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D.

COVID; Prevention

8 essential health screenings for chronic and seasonal conditions

Health screenings are often the first line of defense against chronic and seasonal illnesses, and physicians incorporate these vital tools to help uncover clues to everything from heart disease and diabetes to colon cancer and coronavirus. Learn about some of the most essential health screenings from one of UT Southwestern's infectious diseases experts.

COVID; Prevention

COVID-19: What you need to know and how to reduce the risk of infection

The coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, has spread to multiple countries – including the U.S. In this MedBlog, infectious disease expert Trish Perl, M.D., discusses what patients need to know about the virus and ways to reduce infection risks.