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Can COVID-19 Cause Irreversible Lung Damage?

Can COVID-19 Cause Irreversible Lung Damage?

Aug 05, 2020

In severe cases, COVID-19 can cause lung failure, and when this occurs, those patients may be considered for a lung transplant evaluation. We spoke with Dr. Gabriel Loor, Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, and Dr. Puneet Garcha, Medical Director of...

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Do Patients Ever Fully Recover From COVID-19?

Do Patients Ever Fully Recover From COVID-19?

Aug 05, 2020

At this stage of the pandemic, many are aware of the acute dangers of COVID-19. But are patients truly in the clear after recovery? We asked Dr. R. Taylor Ripley, director of the Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Lung Institute, to provide insight into the long-...

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The Power of Positivity, Gratitude, and Prayer During the Pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

At CHI St. Luke’s Health, we believe in caring for the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. And in times like these, it’s especially important to foster hope. So we spoke with Tyler Whipkey, Director of Mission and Spiritual Care at CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital, and asked him to...

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Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s How to Get Tested in Texas

Symptoms of COVID-19? Here’s How to Get Tested in Texas

Jul 27, 2020

If you suspect that you have COVID-19, we recommend that you call your primary care physician to explain your symptoms and find a location to go for testing. If you are having difficulty breathing or other life-threatening symptoms, please call 911 or visit a local emergency room, but call ahead to...

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Here’s What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Tests

Jul 20, 2020

As more COVID-19 testing options become available, it can be confusing to figure out the purpose of each test and what your results mean. Read on to get a breakdown of what you need to know about three common types of testing. What You Can Expect From Each COVID-19 Test Molecular Test This...

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How COVID-19 Affects Minority Groups

How COVID-19 Affects Minority Groups

Jul 13, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S., trends are showing that minority groups are disproportionately impacted by the disease and tend to experience more severe outcomes. These troubling statistics pose the questions: why are minorities more vulnerable, and what can we do about it?...

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The Smart Health Podcast | How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

The Smart Health Podcast | A Day in the Life of an ICU Case Manager

Jul 09, 2020

In this episode of The Smart Health Podcast’s miniseries, A Day in the Life, Kevin speaks with Jennifer Clark, an RN case manager in the ICU and U.S. Navy veteran. Jennifer discusses what case managers do, memories from the job, and her favorite aspects of working with people. Give it a listen...

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Fun Ways to Encourage Kids to Be Germ-Free

Fun Ways to Encourage Kids to Be Germ-Free

Jul 09, 2020

Let’s face it: young kids can be messy. But teaching them healthy behaviors doesn’t have to be a chore! Check out these four ways to help your child stay germ-free. Suds & Spice & Everything Nice Fill a small bowl with water and shake some pepper or cinnamon into it. The particles should...

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How to Overcome Quarantine Fatigue

How to Overcome Quarantine Fatigue

Jul 07, 2020

As Texas reaches almost four months in quarantine, people may notice they aren’t feeling as great as they did at the beginning. It may be harder to fall asleep, get up in the morning, or put a lot of effort into tasks that were once easy to complete. This is known as quarantine fatigue, a result of...

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“Dining Out” at a Distance: 4 Helpful Tips

Jul 02, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many things about our daily lives have changed. With preventive measures encouraged by health and government officials alike, you’re probably spending most of your time at home and making more meals from scratch. But what if you want to take a break from...

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