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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; Cancer

No smoke & mirrors: Vaping increases COVID-19 risks in young adults

New research shows that vaping increases the risk of COVID-19 infection and serious complications. Explore the data and get help quitting – virtually.

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Which COVID test is best? Pros and cons of coronavirus detection methods

With more people getting tested for COVID-19, which method is the best? And do I really need to get a test? Check out this quick comparison of the three main types of coronavirus detection tests, the methods, the speed of results, and their overall effectiveness.

COVID; Men's Health

More men are dying from COVID-19 – hormones may be partly to blame

More men are dying from COVID-19, and testosterone may be part of the explanation. In this MedBlog, Raksha Jain, M.D., who researches sex hormones and their affect on infection, discusses the underlying causes of men's risk factors.

COVID; Plastic Surgery

Masks are essential; ‘maskne’ is not: How to avoid pandemic skin problems

Mask acne, or "maskne," has become an annoying side effect of COVID-19 and the need to wear a face covering. Masks are going to remain essential during the pandemic, so here are some simple and effective ways to prevent and treat maskne if it flares up on you.

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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.

COVID; Heart

Video visits offer high-quality heart failure care from the comfort of home

Video visits are an effective, high-quality alternative to in-clinic visits for patients with advanced heart failure. Find out what to expect and how remote care can benefit patients.

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How COVID-19 can put your voice and life at risk

Vocal cord scarring, another COVID-19 risk, can affect speech and breathing after being on a ventilator for an extended period of time. Preventing the coronavirus is the key to avoiding voice and breathing complications.

COVID; Your Pregnancy Matters

Is it safe to get pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, women are trying to decide whether they should delay having a baby. Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer offers valuable guidance to help with this very personal decision.