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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.


COVID-19 and chronic lung disease: How to stay safe

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March 31, 2020

Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, limiting social contact is extremely important for people who have underlying health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and any additional chronic lung illness.



Here’s how to stay safe from COVID-19 while running essential errands

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March 30, 2020

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and Harris County under “Stay Home, Work Safe” restrictions, many people may wonder how to run essential errands like buying groceries, taking a pet to the vet’s office, or getting home appliances repaired while minimizing their risk of contracting the virus.


People with diabetes need to be especially proactive with self-care

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March 27, 2020

Endocrinologists and diabetes educators with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are encouraging people with diabetes who are staying at home due to COVID-19 to redouble their efforts to eat properly, exercise, and monitor their blood sugar levels.



What do pregnant women need to know about COVID-19?

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March 26, 2020

Pregnancy can be an exciting time. However, being pregnant during a pandemic is understandably a little concerning. Experts say the information regarding pregnancy and COVID-19 is minimal, but that doesn’t mean there is a major cause for concern.



COVID-19 just a problem for elderly people, right? Think again.

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March 24, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging all Americans – and now especially young adults – to avoid crowded spaces and gatherings of 10 people or more, and to continue practicing social distancing. Experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) echo that message.



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