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How Effective Are Neck Gaiters At Stopping COVID-19 Spread?

Aug 18, 2020 by Total Access Medical

As the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to rise nationwide, the recurring message from many public health experts and doctors has been simple: Wearing masks saves lives.

But as face coverings have become increasingly commonplace in American life, so have questions about efficacy. Do neck gaiters work?

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What Are The Top 3 Ways To Prevent Diseases?

Aug 11, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Many of the key steps to a healthy, happy and longer life are easy, relatively cheap and within reach to almost all of us. Master these three science-based healthy habits and you'll high-five your way to feeling great.

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What Parents Should Know About School Reopenings

Aug 03, 2020 by Total Access Medical

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new guidance last week encouraging schools to reopen in the fall.

The new tools and resources released by the CDC include detailed recommendations on how schools can safely reopen.

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When Is It Safe To Be With Others Who Have Had COVID-19?

Jul 28, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Like other infectious diseases, recovery time can vary from person to person, but experts recommend people follow the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

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The Effects of Anxiety on the Body

Jul 21, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Anxiety is a normal part of life. In the short term, anxiety increases your breathing and heart rate, concentrating blood flow to your brain, where you need it. This very physical response is preparing you to face an intense situation.

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COVID-19: How To Reduce Your Risk During Your Commute

Jul 13, 2020 by Total Access Medical

The CDC has recommended that the best way to avoid transmitting COVID-19 during your work commute is to travel alone. While this is the best practice under ideal circumstances, it may not be possible for everyone.

No matter how you get to work, the CDC says there are certain general recommendations you should follow. 

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Can Clothes and Shoes Track COVID-19 Into Your House?

Jul 07, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Even if you’re in a self-quarantine to keep yourself and others safe, how do you keep the coronavirus from getting inside your home? Is there a chance that your clothes and your shoes may bring the virus inside?

Here’s what we know about the transmission of the coronavirus through common articles of clothing.

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How To Grocery Shop Safely During COVID-19

Jun 29, 2020 by Total Access Medical

COVID-19 has many people staying at home except for essential activities like seeking medical care, exercising, walking their dog, or shopping for groceries.

Shopping for groceries, though, carries extra risk.

Not only are you near other people, but many of the products you’re buying have probably been handled by others — and possibly sneezed or coughed on.

But you can take a little extra care when handling your groceries to avoid spreading the virus to other people and surfaces in your house.

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How To Use a Face Mask Correctly

Jun 23, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Wearing a face mask often helps people feel protected and reassured. But can a surgical face mask keep you from being exposed to or transmitting certain infectious diseases?

And, if face masks do shield you from infectious diseases, is there a proper way to put them on, take them off, and discard them? 

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Why Does COVID-19 Spread Easily In Gyms and Fitness Classes?

Jun 16, 2020 by Total Access Medical

People are antsy to get back to their normal exercise routines. But, with another recent spike in COVID-19, many people are left wondering how risky going to a gym is.

Health experts say the key to protecting yourself comes down to four things: masking, physical distancing, handwashing — and whenever possible, taking your workout outdoors.

Here’s what to know if you’re thinking about going back to the gym:

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