Halloween in the Time of COVID-19

Halloween in the Time of COVID-19

For many kids (and adults!), Halloween is a highly anticipated holiday full of friends, frights, and, of course, treats. However, as Halloween approaches this year, many families are reconsidering their annual traditions in the face of a global pandemic. With the...
Common Fall Health Concerns

Common Fall Health Concerns

As summer gives way to fall, we’re met with colorful leaves, crisp air, and pumpkin spice-flavored everything. But harvest and holidays aside, the season’s cooler temps, indoor gatherings, and shorter days also instigate unwanted autumn ailments. Below, we discuss...
Factoring in Flu Season for COVID-19

Factoring in Flu Season for COVID-19

With fall–and flu season–fast approaching, COVID-19 is still circulating the country, and experts fear the combination may overwhelm already strained healthcare systems. Influenza accounts for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year. Hospitals...
Care for Insect Bites and Stings

Care for Insect Bites and Stings

As COVID-19 concerns and closures continue, many of us are looking to nature for our entertainment this summer. Socially-distanced outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and camping, are an excellent way to stay safe and still make the most of the season. But...

What treatments are available for COVID-19?

As of July, 2020, there are no effective treatments for COVID-19. Scientists are looking into therapies that utilize drugs that treat malaria and autoimmune diseases, antiviral drugs developed for other viruses, and antibodies from people who have recovered from...

Why is Flattening the Curve Important?

“Flattening the curve” refers to a graph that shows the number of COVID-19 cases over time. This graph is based on the fact that over time, short of a vaccine or cure of some sort, most people will eventually get the disease. Of these people, a seemingly small...