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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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3 Ways Decreased Sleep Contributes To Overeating

Jun 09, 2020 by Total Access Medical

We have so many demands on our time—jobs, family, errands—not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep affects both mental and physical health. When you’re tired, you can’t function at your best. Sleep helps you think more clearly, focus better and it also has a profound impact on hunger. 

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How To Increase Physical Activity While At Home

Jun 02, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Like most Americans, you probably spend a lot of time at home unable to go to the gym. Staying physically active is very important to maintaining good health, both physically and mentally. Studies have shown that remaining active can do wonders for keeping pretty much every part of the body in good shape, and it can even improve a person’s mood.

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COVID-19 Testing Explained

May 26, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Clinicians on the frontlines are faced with big questions about testing for themselves, patients and their own families. It is hard to keep up with the changing information and availability, so we have prepared this article compiled from the Stanford Medicine Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab to help understand the two tests that are available for COVID-19 testing.

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What Is Remote Patient Monitoring?

May 19, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations. This type of service allows a provider to continue to track healthcare data for a patient once released to home or a care facility, reducing readmission rates. 

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Virtual Healthcare and Telehealth Explained

May 12, 2020 by Total Access Medical

What is virtual healthcare, and how does it meet the growing need for change in the traditional healthcare delivery model? Is virtual care the same as telehealth, and if not, what’s the difference?

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How Virtual Care Can Help You

May 04, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Telehealth is bridging the gap between people, physicians and health systems, enabling everyone, especially symptomatic patients, to stay at home and communicate with physicians through virtual channels. This helps to reduce the spread of the virus to mass populations and the medical staff on the frontlines.

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