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The Role of Dry Winter Air in Spreading COVID-19

Low relative humidity can aid in the transmission of COVID-19 in three primary ways. Learn what you should do to create a safer environment at home.

covid vaccine

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

A majority of Americans won’t receive their COVID-19 vaccines until at least the spring. But many have questions about the first available vaccine. We talked with University Hospitals infectious disease specialist Robert Salata, MD, to learn more.

ear aches

Ear Ache vs. Ear Infection: What's the Difference?

Ear pain can range from a minor nuisance to a major source of agony. Ear pain is a common problem, especially in children, and can have a number of causes – some of which have nothing to do with the ear.

medicare annual wellness

What You Need To Know About Medicare Wellness Visits

Did you know that if you receive Medicare, you are eligible for a no-cost annual wellness visit? Medicare annual wellness visits focus on health promotion and disease prevention, which is key to living a long, healthy life.

seasonal affective disorder

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.

covid and the holidays

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.

eliminate allergies

How You Can Eliminate a Food Allergy

Physicians have figured out a way to harness the body’s immune response to eliminate allergic reactions to food. Eli Silver, MD, a pediatric allergy and immunology specialist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, explains.

flu

5 Things You Need to Know About Flu During COVID-19

Flu season is getting under way again this fall, as it does every year. The difference this year – as with so many other aspects of life – is that flu season will take place against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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