COPING DURING COVID-19

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Does Wearing a Face Mask Limit Your Oxygen Intake?

A new study shows that wearing a face mask -- either a cloth mask or a surgical mask -- did not impair participants' ability to get air in and out of their bodies.

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Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder During COVID-19

Seasonal affective disorder season could be more difficult than usual this year. As such, people with the disorder should take extra proactive steps in their self-care this year, since pandemic conditions may increase the severity of their symptoms.

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Rethink Your Holiday Celebration Plans This Year

It’s really important that we get our priorities right this year and think about what is important to us. The holidays are important, but we cannot underestimate that virus-containing droplet.

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The Science Behind Kindness and How It Benefits Your Health

UH Rainbow psychiatrist Marcie Hall, MD, explains the research-backed health benefits of kindness – and how you can develop this powerful habit.

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How You Can Celebrate Halloween During COVID-19

You and your family can celebrate Halloween – but the holiday may look a little bit different than it did last year. Even so, there are ways to have fun on Halloween – and keep you and your family healthy.

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What To Do About Skin Problems Caused By Face Masks

Wearing a mask against COVID-19 is the right thing to do, for yourself and for those around you. But it can sometimes be a pain – literally. UH dermatologists have these tips for mask-related skin issues, regardless of the mask type.

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COVID-19 and Asthma: What You Need to Know

The coronavirus pandemic is scary for all people, but for those with asthma, many fear they will have a worse outcome or be more likely to get COVID-19. Learn more about what people with asthma should -- and should not -- do.

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How To Get Your Sleep Back on Track During COVID-19

Virtual schooling and working from home have created two conditions that contribute to poor sleep: eased-up schedules and chair-bound lifestyles. What you can do.

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