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COVID-19 and Mental Health: How To Handle Anxiety

Sep 29, 2020 by Total Access Medical

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on people. Some of those who recovered from the initial virus effects continue to suffer long-term symptoms that are yet to be fully understood.

However, as well as people’s physical health, it is also becoming clear that the pandemic is significantly affecting their mental health.

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How To Reduce Your COVID-19 Risk On Public Transportation

Sep 21, 2020 by Total Access Medical

The CDC recommends 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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Are Restaurants COVID-19 Hotspots?

Sep 14, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Does eating at a restaurant or drinking at a bar increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 more than other social activities? A new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention answers the question as most states are allowing people to dine indoors again.

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Are Your Symptoms From COVID-19, The Flu Or From Allergies?

Sep 08, 2020 by Total Access Medical

If you have a runny nose or itchy eyes, it doesn’t mean you have the novel coronavirus. However, if you have a cough, fatigue, and a fever, you might have COVID-19. Then again, it could also be seasonal flu.

Not all symptoms are created equally. There are many symptoms of cold, flu, and COVID that are similar, and it may be difficult to distinguish. They’re all caused by viruses, but different viruses cause each of these infections.

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How To Fly Safe And Arrive Well During COVID-19

Sep 01, 2020 by Total Access Medical

Generally speaking, the overall energy for flying right now is stressful: People are worried about maintaining a proper distance; anytime someone coughs, everyone goes on high alert; and using the restroom is worrisome, with many high-touch areas to navigate.

If you intend to book a flight, it’s important to think carefully and critically about what you put in your carry-on. Not only do you want to keep yourself safe and comfortable, but you also want to prepare to not have as many goods at your fingertips at the airport. Here are some tips about how to pack and prepare during COVID-19.

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How Does Lifestyle Affect Breast Cancer?

Aug 25, 2020 by Total Access Medical

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Each year in the United States, more than 245,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. 

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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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