How to handle quarantine fatigue

Social distancing is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Staying apart has saved lives. But progress toward reopening can be slow and have setbacks. As a result, many of us may have bouts of quarantine fatigue. This can cause: •Increased irritability. •Trouble sleeping. •Eating more or less than usual. •Feeling run down. •Experiencing a lack of motivation. To get through it, it helps to have some coping mechanisms. If you're feeling...

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7/28/2020 2:58:00 PM Comments(0)

Blood donations are urgently needed now

You can add blood donation to the list of ways you can help our nation get through this pandemic. Fears about COVID-19 have been keeping people from giving blood. And the American Red Cross says the result is an urgent need for blood and platelet donors. The Red Cross estimates that someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. Donated blood is used to help people who have: • Cancer. • Sickle cell disease. • Chronic diseases. • Injuries from accidents or fires. It's ...

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7/28/2020 2:56:00 PM Comments(0)

Catch Up On Preventive Care

While the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak, it was important to stay home. For you and your family, that may have meant avoiding some routine doctor's visits, but now that restrictions are easing up, it's time to catch up on any preventive health services you missed. A good way to stay healthy Preventive care includes screening tests, vaccines and wellness checkups that help you stay healthy. It includes things like: Mammograms and Pap tests for women. Screenings for heart disease and cancer. C...

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6/1/2020 4:08:00 PM Comments(0)

Stay Active While Social Distancing

Health experts recommend that we keep a distance of at least 6 feet from other people to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but that doesn't mean you can't get the 150 to 300 minutes a week of exercise recommended for most people. Why bother? There's good reason to make a point of staying active. For one thing, exercise helps your immune system stay healthy. And that's very important right now. It's also a great way to cope with the stress and anxiety you may be feeling. So there's nothing...

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6/1/2020 4:02:00 PM Comments(0)

Parents: Here's how to calm coronavirus concerns

With the new coronavirus COVID-19 spreading in the U.S., your children may be hearing a lot about the outbreak from TV, the internet or other kids. Some of what they hear may frighten them. That's understandable—recent headlines may have you anxious too. You can help calm any concerns your children have by talking with them about COVID-19. Here are some tips, courtesy of the National Association of School Nurses and other medical experts, for chatting with children: Let them know they can ...

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4/2/2020 11:31:00 AM Comments(0)