What Employers Need to Be Prepared for COVID-19

As communities around the world contend with the outbreak of COVID-19, people are asking themselves what precautions they should take for themselves, and how to approach daily life in the days, weeks, months to come. For employers, these questions loom large with the responsibility of managing entire workplaces and a multitude of employees. To help [Continue Reading]

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Thinking about canceling your spring break plans? Ask yourself these questions.

By Amy Laukka, UTHealth Spring break season has begun and many have their hopes set on escaping reality for a few days with their family to enjoy some much-needed fun. However, concerns about the spread of COVID-19 have many second-guessing their vacation plans. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that originated in China in late December, [Continue Reading]

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

“What is coronavirus?”  This is the likely question you are receiving from your children who are starting to recognize the word.   Don’t leave your kids in the dark. “It’s really important for parents to be educated on the facts themselves and address any false information quickly,” said Dr. Michael Chang, pediatric infectious disease expert at [Continue Reading]

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COVID-19: Alternatives to Handshakes to Avoid Swapping Germs

Looking for ways to stop the spread of infection? While washing your hands thoroughly and consistently is absolutely important, one of the easiest things you can do to avoid germ spread is to stop making unnecessary physical contact with other people. No handshakes. No high fives. During this time of caution, we’re sure your friends, [Continue Reading]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Here’s what you should know from the experts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a public health warning regarding the novel virus, COVID-19. Memorial Hermann’s Chief Medical and Quality Officer, Dr. Angela Shippy, took the time to answer questions regarding the infectious disease COVID-19. Read below to learn more about the virus and what you can do to protect yourself.  What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? [Continue Reading]

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Hate running? Here are five unconventional ways to work out

By Alyson Ward If you’re going to break a sweat, you might as well make it fun, right? Thankfully, there’s no limit to unconventional workouts that get you moving toward a healthier you. “Be creative,” said Blaine Schmidt, performance coach at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. “As long as you get your heart rate [Continue Reading]

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