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A Good Time to Review Antibiotic Safety

Closeup of hand with pillsHealth care organizations report that many people who test positive for the coronavirus are asking for antibiotics, thinking this will treat COVID-19. It’s important to know that antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, and do not work with viruses. However, some patients with COVID-19 may also develop a secondary bacterial infection, such as pneumonia. […]
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Avoiding the “Quarantine 15”

Man using computer with a pizza at his sideWe’re now three months into social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Under the advice of local health departments, some of us are venturing out of our homes a bit more—and noticing that when we swap our jammies and sweatpants for our regular clothes, we’re having trouble zipping up our jeans! Many people are joking about […]
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Reducing Anxiety in Trying Times

Elderly woman looking out windowMost of us have typical concerns about things like our general health, making ends meet, and the well-being of our families. And these days, it feels as if the coronavirus pandemic has exponentially compounded them all.  It goes without saying that we can be excused for being fretful. Yet for some of us, those worries […]
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A Smart Investment for Women: Physical Activity Pays Off

Senior woman doing yoga in living roomSocial distancing has many of us doing laps around the refrigerator!  Yet, especially for women, it’s important to stay active as we get older. After menopause, a woman’s risk for significant health events, such as heart attack and stroke, is equal to the risk in men.  Regular physical activity can help keep you healthy and […]
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