What to do if you think you have COVID-19

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or suspect you may have contracted the virus, follow these guidelines to help protect your household and those around you. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change. Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up-to-date information. Take the COVID-19 screening questionnaire A COVID-19 screening questionnaire is … Continue reading What to do if you think you have COVID-19

Why COVID-19 testing is not recommended for everyone

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), testing is not necessary for everyone who experiences symptoms of COVID-19. Wondering whether you or a loved one needs to be tested? Here’s what you should know. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 — including a cough, shortness of breath and feeling feverish — … Continue reading Why COVID-19 testing is not recommended for everyone

How to treat mild COVID-19 symptoms at home

Most people who become ill with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will experience mild symptoms and can recover fully at home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’re experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, we recommend you complete the free COVID-19 screening questionnaire available inside MyBSWHealth and call your doctor. Unless your doctor … Continue reading How to treat mild COVID-19 symptoms at home

Maintaining hope during COVID-19 social distancing

I offer these comments on COVID-19 from the perspective of a palliative medicine doctor. I specialize in communicating sad, bad or otherwise hard to hear “serious illness” news while helping the patient, family or staff member maintain hope. You may not think of it this way but COVID-19 is a “serious illness” and we must regard … Continue reading Maintaining hope during COVID-19 social distancing