Masking guidelines are constantly evolving as public health officials learn more information. Keeping up with the changing information can be overwhelming while trying to keep you and your loved ones safe. Find out which masks are the most effective, how to care for them and why continued masking plays a critical role in our fight against COVID-19.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical testing has been an important area of focus. Sifting through all the information available can be quite the task. Learn more about the different types of tests available to you.
Some people may experience anxiety that is focused specifically on illness or the fear of illness as a result of living during a pandemic and flu season. Stacey J. Feuer, PsyD, MLD, provides strategies to manage this type of anxiety.
Home – a place where many of us have been spending our time these last few months. With infections spreading, many of us will not attend traditional holiday gatherings or bond with extended family or friends. Unfortunately, with cases rising throughout Illinois and the country, it’s crucial that we limit small gatherings as these are a contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. While celebrating virtually or with members of your own household is an option, it may not cover the long days after you’ve logged off with your loved ones.
Haunted houses, ghosts and jack‑o’-lanterns are just a few familiar scares associated with Halloween. In 2020, COVID-19 has added a new level of fear to this holiday. What will the spookiest day of the year look like during a global health pandemic? Dr. Malini Kumar, a pediatrician with DuPage Medical Group, explains how COVID-19 will affect Halloween and what you can do to make this annual holiday ‘Spooktacular’ given the circumstances.
Effective interpersonal communication is hard. When you add in the challenges and stressors of a global pandemic, it can feel nothing short of impossible. You may find it more difficult to respond to stressful situations calmly. You may find yourself snapping at your partner or feeling like you just need some time to yourself. You may feel angrier than normal. Given the unprecedented and uncertain times, that all makes sense. It’s important to recognize and validate how you are feeling in order to work towards meaningful change within your relationship.
Cardiologist, Dr. Devin Patel, shares some ways you can stay heart-health conscious during the COVID ‑19 pandemic.