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3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Nurses Week

3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Nurses Week

May 05, 2020

Nurses Week is more important than ever this year. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse. And with so many of our brave healthcare professionals working tirelessly due to the strain...

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“Dining Out” at a Distance: 4 Helpful Tips

“Dining Out” at a Distance: 4 Helpful Tips

May 01, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many things about our daily lives have changed. However, as of May 1, Texas is undergoing a tiered plan to reopen businesses. However, restaurants and other venues need to follow certain protocols, such as only operating at 25% capacity. Here are our tips for...

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What to Expect When Hospitalized With COVID-19

What to Expect When Hospitalized With COVID-19

May 01, 2020

While the large majority of COVID-19 cases can be treated at home, severe symptoms may require a trip to the hospital. The rate of hospitalization for this virus increases with age, so while those younger than 50 years of age with COVID-19 have a hospitalization rate of 0.1–7.4%, older populations...

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Show Us Your Big Houston Heart!

Show Us Your Big Houston Heart!

Apr 30, 2020

Staying home for this long is no picnic, but we’re able to stay safe thanks to the hard work and dedication of our community’s frontline workers. All the healthcare teams, EMS, police, rescue workers, firefighters, and others who are going into work each day to help us during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Cancer Patient

Apr 30, 2020

In general, chronic medical conditions place individuals at higher risk of COVID-19 complications. This is especially true for people with cancer. So we spoke with two experts in oncology to provide some insight and advice for cancer patients during the pandemic. Angela Coscio, MD, is the...

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COVID-19 Cases Have Peaked. Now What?

COVID-19 Cases Have Peaked. Now What?

Apr 29, 2020

Some experts believe Texas has already reached its peak in COVID-19 deaths. If this is true, does that mean the pandemic is coming to an end? And since Texas is reopening, can we go back to normal? Let’s start with what it means to reach the other side of the peak. What does reaching the peak mean...

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Fewer Heart Attacks or Fewer Patients Going to the ER?

Apr 27, 2020

Emergency room visits for conditions other than COVID-19 have decreased significantly across the nation. But serious medical emergencies like heart attacks don’t just postpone themselves during a pandemic. So why are people not calling 911 or going to the ER? We asked Lorrie Pool, RN, Director of...

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How to Maintain Harmony With Housemates as You Shelter in Place

How to Maintain Harmony With Housemates as You Shelter in Place

Apr 24, 2020

As Texas continues to shelter in place, you might find yourself spending much more time than usual with other people, whether it’s your partner, kids, family, or roommates. Navigating this unprecedented time with loved ones can be difficult, but it might actually help you build stronger...

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Telling the Difference Between COVID-19, Influenza, Allergies, and Anxiety

Telling the Difference Between COVID-19, Influenza, Allergies, and Anxiety

Apr 24, 2020

As the list of symptoms of the COVID-19 virus grows, it can be alarming if you notice similar signs in yourself. However, many other conditions, including influenza and allergies, can display in the same way. Additionally, anxiety about the virus can cause you to be hyper-aware and maybe even blow...

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The Smart Health Podcast | How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

The Smart Health Podcast | COVID-19 & Cardiac Function: Dr. Vincent Aquino

Apr 23, 2020

In this episode of the Smart Health Podcast, Vincent Aquino, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Services and interventional cardiologist at St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital, joins Kevin Keys. Together, they discuss how the COVID-19 virus can impact your cardiovascular health. Give...

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The Smart Health Podcast