All posts by HealthCast

  • CDC Urges All Americans to Wear Face Masks as Death Count Rises

    The White House announced new guidance on Friday that urges all Americans to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of COVID-19. As President Donald Trump told the American public about the U.S. Centers for...

    • Posted April 5, 2020
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  • Why Teens Find It Tough to Social Distance

    Parenting a teenager can be an emotional minefield in the best of times, but the social distancing of the coronavirus pandemic could really strain young people’s mental health. Teens and young adults who are confined to home...

    • Posted April 5, 2020
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  • Going Easy on Yourself Is Key to Parenting Through the Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic has caught many American families in a vise. Many parents are struggling to work from home and meet the needs of kids who are out of school and chaffing under what some consider house...

    • Posted April 4, 2020
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  • Caring for Dementia Patient During Pandemic? Try These Stress-Busting Tips

    The coronavirus pandemic will put extra stress on caregivers of loved ones with dementias, so the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers some advice. “Reducing stress is always important for caregivers, and even more so now,” said Charles...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • A Pill Left Out, a Child’s Life Lost: Maisie’s Story a Warning to All Adults

    Nine-month-old Maisie Gillan spent just a few moments crawling around on a neighbor’s floor, near the end of a dinner party meant to welcome her family to the community. The next morning her parents woke to discover...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • How Pets Can Be True Lifesavers for Seniors

    Having a furry, fluffy or feathered friend can have a profound effect on seniors’ mental health, possibly even helping prevent some suicides, new research suggests. In a group of 35 older people who were pet owners, more...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • Asthma, COPD Raise Odds for Severe COVID-19, Lung Experts Warn

    People with asthma and other lung diseases are at increased risk for serious complications from COVID-19, caution experts from the American Lung Association. “Everyone’s health is at risk from COVID-19, and those living with a lung disease...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • Coronavirus Hangs Around Even After Symptoms Subside

    Even after people with mild cases of COVID-19 feel better, new research shows that half still have the virus for up to eight days after symptoms are gone. That’s the conclusion of a small international study of...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • Can Food From an Infected Cook Give You COVID-19?

    Even if your takeout dinner was prepared by a cook who has COVID-19, there’s little need to worry about your risk of infection, according to an expert in viruses. “Restaurant kitchens can be one of the safest...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • Pregnant Women Need to Guard Against Coronavirus

    Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be susceptible to pregnancy complications, an obstetrician-gynecologist says. Pregnant women have physiologic changes in their chests that may make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, according to Justin Brandt. He’s assistant...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • White House to Advise Face Mask Use: What’s the Evidence They Are Protective?

    The Trump Administration is expected to announce guidelines that will recommend many Americans wear face masks when out in public, to curb transmission of the novel coronavirus. The recommendation will apply to those living in hard-hit areas...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide, US Officials Urge Many Americans to Wear Face Masks

    (HealthDay News) — As the number of coronavirus cases worldwide swept past 1 million and the United States saw its death count rise beyond 6,200 on Friday, the Trump administration said it will announce new guidance that...

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • Health Highlights: April 3, 2020

    Test for Coronavirus Antibodies Approved by FDA 82,000 Health Care Workers Volunteer to Help New York Scammers Taking Advantage of N95 Mask Shortage

    • Posted April 3, 2020
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  • An Expert’s Guide to Fighting Coronavirus Stress

    The new coronavirus is not just a physical health threat. The stress, anxiety, fear and isolation that go along with it also take a toll on your mental well-being. “One of the basic tenets of how to...

    • Posted April 2, 2020
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