Testing for COVID-19: What You Need to Know

As cases of COVID-19 have rapidly spread across the United States, you have likely asked yourself at one point or another, “Should I get tested?” The uncertainty of not knowing can lead to anxiety and stress. To help provide peace of mind, Memorial Hermann has assembled a COVID-19 testing guide. The guide below outlines everything [Continue Reading]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of COVID-19

Sniffles, sore throat and a little dry cough. There are many common illnesses that show these symptoms and, while they might slow us down for a few days, we normally dismiss without much thought. But these days, COVID-19 may have us paying a little closer attention to our bodies and how we’re feeling. What are [Continue Reading]

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How to Shop Safely During COVID-19

As knowledge of COVID-19 evolves, we have a better understanding of how to slow the spread of the virus within communities. Social distancing and self-quarantine are some of the best measures you can take to ensure that you do your part to not inadvertently spread the virus to more vulnerable populations. And while many cities [Continue Reading]

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How to Talk to Grandparents About COVID-19

So, you’ve already chatted with the kids. What about grandparents? As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., Memorial Hermann is helping to address the questions and concerns on many parents’ minds. We sat down with Dr. Bentley Bobrow, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, to [Continue Reading]

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What a Stay at Home, Work Safe Order Means and How It Applies to You

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, many counties and states have begun to issue ‘stay-at-home’ or ‘shelter in place’ orders. Harris, Waco, Austin and San Antonio counties are some of the most recent additions to the growing list of areas that are taking this precaution. But what exactly does an order like that [Continue Reading]

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‘Self-Quarantine’: What Does It Mean—and How to Get It Right

Self-Quarantine. It’s one of those terms we’re seeing and hearing constantly during this time of COVID-19. But what does it actually mean—and how do you get it right?  For starters, quarantining doesn’t mean you are infected with coronavirus—it means you’re taking smart steps to monitor yourself and protect others. According to the Centers for Disease [Continue Reading]

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