Since December 2019, every time you feel slightly under the weather, the worry over if you have COVID-19 rises. It can be hard to tell the difference between the symptoms of the coronavirus and flu; however, there are certain key differences between flu and COVID-19. The Facts Both COVID-19 and influenza (flu) are contagious respiratory infections, but they are caused by different viruses. Many symptoms of the two are the same, which can create confusion on which one you may be suffering … [Read more...] about The Difference Between COVID and the Flu
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Stay at Home 2.0 in Nevada
2020 isn't ending on as hoped for the people of Nevada. If the outbreak of the deadly virus COVID-19 wasn't enough, the community spread is excellerating so fast in the state that one person is being diagnosed every minute. The suspected COVID-19 hospitalizations have reached an alarming level which hasn't been seen since mid-August. Experts create discourse on what's called the 'COVID fatigue,' or growing tiredness with coronavirus health measures like mask-wearing and social distancing … [Read more...] about Stay at Home 2.0 in Nevada
Should I Quarantine Before Flying?
As travel restrictions change daily, the big question is whether to quarantine before flying. In today's world, the word quarantine is used in almost all conversations, courtesy of COVID-19. As per CDC guidelines, quarantining is helping to protect the public by preventing exposure to others who have or may have a contagious disease. (CDC, 2020) Although different countries have adopted different COVID-19 quarantine rules for travelers, guidelines are primarily dependent on the number of … [Read more...] about Should I Quarantine Before Flying?
Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?
The world is anxiously waiting for access to the COVID-19 vaccine with the hope that a vaccine will put an end to the global pandemic. Vaccines are currently rolling out to the public. Some people are unsure of whether they will take a vaccine or not because of so many unknowns along with a rapid FDA approval process. Research for Coronavirus Vaccine Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East … [Read more...] about Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?
Vitamin D Deficiency
Known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, Vitamin D is an extremely important having powerful effects on systems throughout your body. Vitamin D can be found in different sources such as sunlight, dairy foods, and certain vegetables. It is difficult for most of us to get enough of it without being intentional. Unlike other Vitamins, Vitamin D functions as a hormone, and every single cell in your body has a receptor for it. Every human body makes it from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to … [Read more...] about Vitamin D Deficiency
Outbreak vs. Pandemic
The year 2020 will be known for the global pandemic. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has struck terror at a worldwide level, and things don’t seem to look good for us just yet. The current situation caused many businesses to shut and schools to go into lockdown mode. Both adults and children are dealing with a sense of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. This period has been particularly tough for us. A city like ours that is bustling all year through is now witnessing a sharp decline in gathering and … [Read more...] about Outbreak vs. Pandemic
Asymptomatic or Mild COVID-19
Many people who catch COVID-19 -- maybe as many as 40%, by some estimates -- never develop noticeable symptoms. They don’t run a fever. They don’t cough or feel short of breath, and they don’t get the strange and numerous other symptoms that can be a sign of infection like frostbite-like bumps on the skin, diarrhea, or the loss of smell or taste. Asymptomatic COVID-19 Even though you may feel fine, or asymptomatic, COVID-19 is affecting lungs and lung function of asymptomatic COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Asymptomatic or Mild COVID-19
The COVID +15 – How to Refocus on Eating Healthy
The pandemic hit us unexpectedly, and it hit us hard. Dealing with the 'new normal' and 'social distancing' has been tough for everyone. There's been a disruption in schedules, and a sense of routine is lost. There are also feelings of fear and angst we haven't experienced before. COVID-19 is all new emotional territory. With entire families spending most of their time at home, the stress and anxiety of our newfound “togetherness” may have thrown your plans of eating healthy completely off … [Read more...] about The COVID +15 – How to Refocus on Eating Healthy
Is it Safe to Sleep on Hotel Sheets and Pillows?
The thought of sleeping in a hotel room — where countless people have stayed before you — may hold little appeal right now. But take heart: Whether you need to travel for essential reasons or are starting to plan for upcoming adventures, there are steps you can take — and questions you can ask — to help ensure the safe and enjoyable hotel stays. While packing a heavy set of bed sheets in your suitcase might seem a bit extreme, some travelers do bring their linens with them when they travel. … [Read more...] about Is it Safe to Sleep on Hotel Sheets and Pillows?