Maskne: How to stop breaking out under your face mask

In light of COVID-19, wearing a face mask has become a top-priority safety measure for ourselves and our neighbors, but what can this mean for your skin? You may find that frequent mask wearing is creating or worsening a new skin problem — acne under the mask, or “maskne.” Follow along for some dermatologist-approved tips and … Continue reading Maskne: How to stop breaking out under your face mask

Antibodies: What are they and how are they used in COVID-19 research and treatment?

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “antibodies” was tucked into the various conversations about vaccines and treatment options that swirled through public and scientific communities alike. Could they help treat the sick? When could they be retrieved from recovered COVID-19 patients? How should they be administered? The conversations and possibilities often outpaced the … Continue reading Antibodies: What are they and how are they used in COVID-19 research and treatment?

How to say “no” to gatherings you’re not comfortable with

A good portion of my energy these days is spent ruminating on what to say when invited to a family or friend in-person gathering. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to balance this fine — but extremely important — line of physical distancing, or social distancing. And I’m not the only one! I find that my … Continue reading How to say “no” to gatherings you’re not comfortable with

To go or not to go? Weighing the COVID-19 risk of common activities

As we all become more and more eager to press “play” and get back to our lives, it can be tricky to decide which activities or events are safe and which ones you’re better off skipping. While turning down invitations and canceling long-held plans can be disappointing, remember that social distancing is for your protection. … Continue reading To go or not to go? Weighing the COVID-19 risk of common activities

How to thoroughly clean and disinfect your home

As we aim to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus both in Texas and across the country, we must each remain committed to safe behavioral practices in our everyday lives. This includes regular and thorough cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces. Coronaviruses on surfaces and objects naturally die within hours to days, … Continue reading How to thoroughly clean and disinfect your home