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Nurses' jobs change daily with COVID-19

Elda Ramirez, PhD, ENP-BC in personal protective equipment (Photo courtesy of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth)

April 10, 2020

Elda Ramirez, PhD, ENP-BC, directed student nurses at the George R. Brown Convention Center who cared for people displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, but in her 30 years as an ED nurse, she has never seen anything like COVID-19. 


How to encourage healthy eating for the body and mind during stay-at-home orders

Photo of Wesley McWhorter, MS, RD, preparing food with Laura Moore, MEd, RD, and students watching (Photo by Terry Vine)

April 8, 2020

Stay-at-home orders from government officials due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to quickly adapt to a new normal, especially when it comes to eating. Restaurant dining rooms are closed, grocery shopping can be challenging, many parents are tasked with serving meals while working from home, and families who relied on school meals are now left to provide them since schools closed.


Online program offers free behavioral therapy as COVID quarantine lingers

Photo of young woman on a sofa looking at her phone and smiling (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

April 8, 2020

For millions of Americans, riding out the COVID-19 pandemic means making it through more than long lines at the grocery store or missed paychecks. A survey from the American Psychiatric Association reveals that nearly half of U.S. adults now struggle with anxiety, and more than a third report the pandemic has “serious” effects on their mental health.



A guide to using nonmedical masks

Photo of Hilary Fairbrother, MD, MPH, wearing a face mask over her personal protective equipment (PPE) to make her PPE last longer. (Photo credit: Hilary Fairbrother, MD, MPH)

April 4, 2020

There are some critical things to know about how to use a nonmedical mask correctly, because when used incorrectly, which is pretty easy to do, you could actually put yourself and others more at risk. Physicians at UTHealth break it all down.


Medical experts answer common questions about COVID-19

A photo of someone sewing a cotton mask. Photo by Getty Images.

April 3, 2020

As new data on COVID-19 continues to roll out on a daily basis, questions are asked about who’s at risk, how it’s being transmitted, and what additional precautions people need to take. Experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) help break it down.


Expert advice on how to help children with autism maintain routines during COVID-19

Photo of mother and daughter counting with their fingers (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted routines for families across the country. Social distancing and self-quarantine are the “new normal” and children will need to be home-schooled for many more weeks without a target end date. For parents with children who are autistic, these disruptions to the routine may induce added stressors.



Immunocompromised patients at a higher risk for COVID-19

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March 31, 2020

People across the U.S. are taking precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19. While still at risk for contracting COVID-19, healthy individuals typically present with fever and mild respiratory symptoms. However, some are at a higher risk for developing serious complications, like those with an already compromised immune system.



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