Your Health

Your Health

COVID-19 Testing

How and where to get tested – and when it's most appropriate.

What are common symptoms of COVID-19?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, people with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms can be mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

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Get Answers to Your Flu Shot Questions

Because viruses weaken the immune system, catching the flu can make you more vulnerable to COVID-19. If you get the flu and the coronavirus at the same time, you could become even more ill. The best way to prevent the flu? An annual flu shot. Let’s take a look at the six most common questions about the flu vaccine. For more information, visit cdc.gov/flu

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Am I Depressed? Coping with Depression in Uncertain Times

The last several months have been emotionally challenging for most of us. The coronavirus has led to unemployment for many. For those who are employed, adapting to remote work – and remote schooling for kids – has been stressful. Being separated from friends, family and colleagues has often brought about feelings of loneliness, anxiety and isolation. 

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How Being Kind Helps You, Too

During the COVID pandemic, are you (somehow) managing to get in your 10,000 steps a day, eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet and get enough sleep, but you still need to lower your blood pressure or reduce stress? Now is the perfect time to explore something that may be missing from your health regimen:

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How to Cope with Wildfire Smoke

After months of following shelter-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California residents now have another reason to stay inside: dangerously poor air quality from a series of wildfires that continue to burn across the state.

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Better Heart Health from Home in 10 Minutes a Day

The lockdowns and quarantines of the last several months have been challenging for those of us who are housebound. But in the interest of staying well and sane, don't just flop on the sofa and scroll through your Netflix options. There are simple things you can do to improve your heart health from home.

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Three Stress Relievers That Work

Feeling frazzled? Maybe you need to relax.

And no, we don't mean plopping down on the couch to binge-watch your favorite television show. Instead, think deep breathing, meditation or yoga. Research suggests that certain relaxation techniques may help your body relax and even help you manage stress. And what better time to explore them than on National Relaxation Day (Aug. 15)?

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International Friendship Day: Celebrating the Unexpected Health Benefits of Friends

International Friendship Day, also known as International Friendship Day of Peace, is celebrated each year on July 30. The day is meant to celebrate the vital role that friendship plays in promoting peace around the world. In addition to promoting peace, friendship is also beneficial to our health. Did you know:

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Celebrate World Chocolate Day with sweet recipes that are actually good for you

Chocolate lovers unite! World Chocolate Day is here. Not that you ever need a holiday to indulge, but now that the health benefits of chocolate are even being championed by the American Heart Association, keeping chocolate in your diet is cause for guilt-free celebration.

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