How to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus While Traveling

You held off on taking a summer vacation but you can’t fight the urge any longer. You need to go somewhere — anywhere — even if it’s just an hour or two away from home. And even if you’re not going anywhere now, you know that holiday travel could possibly be in your future. Cleveland…Continue readingHow to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus While Traveling

Hormones, Blood Clots and COVID-19: Should You Be Worried?

Within the last few months, blood clots were added to the constantly changing list of COVID-19 symptoms. They’ve also been the source of COVID toes, breathing problems and a number of other medical conditions that have created even greater challenges for healthcare providers as they battle this devastating virus. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic…Continue readingHormones, Blood Clots and COVID-19: Should You Be Worried?

Coronavirus Tips: Prevention and Safety For Everyday Life

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is over half-a-year old and while daily case numbers have come down from their mid-summer peak, they still remain at high levels across the country.  Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy…Continue readingCoronavirus Tips: Prevention and Safety For Everyday Life

The children of COVID

Lauretta Ginex Stombaugh, DO | Conditions | September 29, 2020 If you ignore the masks, the missing exam room toys, and the “astronaut doctor” PAPR on my head, you might think it was a regular day in my pediatric office. But it’s not. It’s a day where we are still all trying to push through…Continue readingThe children of COVID

Doctoring in the age of COVID and the possibility of dying in the near future

Nupur Gupta, MD | Conditions | September 27, 2020 On January 19, the first case of the coronavirus in the United States was announced. Initially, COVID cases were detected in Washington. As time elapsed, other states did best to prepare for if and when COVID came to our area. As spring break arrived, my husband,…Continue readingDoctoring in the age of COVID and the possibility of dying in the near future

COVID-19 in Italy: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The good Italians star at disorganization, disobedience, and discord. They sneak past no-entry signs, light up under no-smoking signs, barrel along at 80 in 35 mph zones, fasten their seat belts under their butts. Plus, they had the worst COVID-19 epidemic in Europe. So how come they’re doing so well now? Europe battles a second…Continue readingCOVID-19 in Italy: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Racial disparities and maternal mental health during COVID

As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, the uncertainty of this crisis has stoked heightened awareness and precaution in each aspect of our lives. We have incorporated personal protective equipment into our human interactions, and we are compulsively practicing sanitation rituals. Our social connections have been tethered at a distance for months on end. As a…Continue readingRacial disparities and maternal mental health during COVID

Patients vs. customers during COVID

Somewhere in Wuhan, China, a bat was eaten — and the world as we knew it was over. (Note to self: Never have your bat below medium, and avoid bat tartare like the plague.) Kids stayed home. So did their parents. They started talking to each other, instead of watching their phones while rushing from…Continue readingPatients vs. customers during COVID

Getting young adults on board with public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19

The recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in North America, particularly among young people ages 20-29, is a cause for concern. The reason for this increase seems to be related to poor compliance with public health recommendations. The past few weeks have been filled with reports of university students, for example, having intimate…Continue readingGetting young adults on board with public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19