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

The Smart Health Podcast | How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape: Dr. Peter Bigler

Apr 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our habits. From increasing the amount of time the average person spends washing their hands to getting healthcare through telehealth and virtual visits, it’s clear that many short-term changes have already occurred. Kevin Keys and Dr. Peter Bigler,...

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The Smart Health Podcast | COVID-19 vs. Pulmonology & the ICU: Dr. Jefy Mathew

The Smart Health Podcast | COVID-19 vs. Pulmonology & the ICU: Dr. Jefy Mathew

Apr 22, 2020

On the latest episode of the Smart Health Podcast, host Kevin Keys sits down with Jefy Mathew, MD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Medical Director of the Intensive Care Units at St. Luke’s Health–The Woodlands Hospital. Together, they discuss how COVID-19 can affect the respiratory system...

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What Happens When You Recover

What You Need to Know About Recovering From COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020

As you probably know, there are currently more than 600,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. and an unknown number of Americans who have this illness who have not been diagnosed. While all non-essential workers are self-isolating at this time, those who have COVID-19 are taking even stricter...

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What Happens When a Person Gets COVID-19?

What Happens When a Person Gets COVID-19?

Apr 20, 2020

At this point, you know that COVID-19 is a major concern, but do you understand how this virus impacts the body? Learn what goes on within the body and why this virus can become so serious when it affects specific people. At CHI St. Luke’s Health, we’re proud to be a community resource for...

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What Doctor's Appointments Look Like in the Age of COVID-19

What Doctor's Appointments Look Like in the Age of COVID-19

Apr 17, 2020

As many hospitals are postponing elective surgeries and restricting visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you may be wondering how to prioritize your health and get the medical care you need. From sick visits to follow-ups and everything in between, here’s how to schedule appointments and...

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COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy

Ask the OB: How Does COVID-19 Impact My Pregnancy?

Apr 16, 2020

Pregnancy is a joyous time that’s also accompanied by some very normal worries. Will my baby be healthy? How is my health as a pregnant person affected by everyday things — a cold, hair dye, cleaning a litter box? To add to these typical concerns, you may also be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic...

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How You Can Reduce Stress & Anxiety During a Pandemic

Apr 16, 2020

We all worry. But when you find yourself on that unproductive “worry treadmill” with one rapid thought coming after another, it’s time to pause and practice calm, deep breathing. That’s important because our breathing is often shallow and quick in stressful moments, releasing hormones that...

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COVID-19 Testing in Greater Houston: Where to Go and What You Should Know

COVID-19 Testing in Greater Houston: Where to Go and What You Should Know

Apr 15, 2020

If you suspect that you have COVID-19, we recommend that you call your primary care physician to explain your symptoms and find a location to go for testing. If you are having difficulty breathing or other life-threatening symptoms, please call 911 or visit a local emergency room, but call ahead to...

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It’s a Good Time for Some Good News

Apr 13, 2020

In the midst of self-isolation and the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to find the positive things about this situation. But there are moments of kindness, medical advancements, and natural wonders that are still happening beyond our front doors. Take a moment to catch up on some good news...

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Kids and COVID-19: Easing Anxiety for Children Stuck at Home

Kids and COVID-19: Easing Anxiety for Children Stuck at Home

Apr 09, 2020

With school closures, event cancellations, and changes to your work schedule, the COVID-19 pandemic presents a lot of challenges for kids as well as adults. While everyone is at home during self-isolation, you may notice your children showing signs of anxiety. This could include disrupted sleep,...

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