A not-so-scary guide to Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s officially spooky season! You know what that means — colder weather, scary movies, pumpkin carving, candy and everything in between. Though traditional holiday celebrations may look slightly different this year, we’ve got a few tips and tricks up our sleeve to keep you, your family and your neighbors safe while still squeezing in those beloved thrills … Continue reading A not-so-scary guide to Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

Body aches? What to do for this common flu and COVID-19 symptom

During the fall and winter seasons, infectious diseases begin to emerge such as strep throat, influenza, rhinovirus, adenovirus, the common cold and, this year, COVID-19. Viral infections like the flu can cause muscle soreness called myalgias, often referred to as “body aches.” Myalgias are a result of the body working to heal itself. Other causes … Continue reading Body aches? What to do for this common flu and COVID-19 symptom

How to stay on top of child developmental milestones during COVID-19

So many things have changed in 2020. Work and school look different for many of us, celebrations are unconventional and raising children now comes with a few new responsibilities. Watching my child grow and develop amid a worldwide pandemic comes with a unique set of challenges. Some are obvious, like instilling the importance of social … Continue reading How to stay on top of child developmental milestones during COVID-19

Why getting a flu shot is especially important this year

As COVID-19 continues to be an ever-present concern, we are on the cusp of another more familiar virus that will soon be vying for our attention — influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over the past five years, an average of 32.6 million Americans a year had symptoms related to … Continue reading Why getting a flu shot is especially important this year

Innovating COVID-19 care through telehealth therapy

A team of therapists at Baylor University Medical Center is innovating the landscape of therapy, creating a telehealth strategy to provide early rehabilitative intervention for COVID-19 patients. When the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 entered the Dallas-Fort Worth area, interdisciplinary members of the hospital’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation therapy team, a part of the Baylor Scott & … Continue reading Innovating COVID-19 care through telehealth therapy

Researchers launch new study to understand how face masks impact exercise

As research continues to advance our collective knowledge around care and treatment options for COVID-19, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute (BSWRI) is also opening avenues of research aimed at helping people adapt their everyday activities to the “the new normal” of today’s COVID-19 environment. While the need for wearing face masks is clear, their … Continue reading Researchers launch new study to understand how face masks impact exercise

COVID-19 digital at-home monitoring support for children and families

As some children begin to return to back to school, parents may feel apprehensive about how to keep their family well while the COVID-19 virus is still at large. Safety precautions — like wearing a face mask, thorough hand washing, and frequent cleaning and disinfection of your home — are still your first and best … Continue reading COVID-19 digital at-home monitoring support for children and families