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

What to consider before postponing your cancer screening

In recent months, the COVID-19 outbreak has given rise to a troubling trend: a sudden plummet in cancer diagnoses. On the surface, fewer cancer diagnoses may sound like good news, but the underlying truth is anything but positive. Fewer cancer diagnoses doesn’t mean fewer people are getting cancer — it simply means fewer cancers are … Continue reading What to consider before postponing your cancer screening

Caring for frontline healthcare workers in times of crisis

COVID-19 has put clinical research under a global spotlight as we all look for answers to this pandemic that has uprooted our lives. The research community is putting a full-court press on this pandemic and those efforts have understandably captured public attention. People suddenly find themselves with a new level of familiarity for jargon like … Continue reading Caring for frontline healthcare workers in times of crisis

Feeling lonely? How to foster social connection during hard times

We live in unprecedented times. Social distancing guidelines have made it more difficult for loved ones to interact, co-workers to collaborate and friends to gather together. For some, this may lead to feelings of loneliness or isolation. New challenges emerge as we look for ways to stay connected while staying safe. While you may understand … Continue reading Feeling lonely? How to foster social connection during hard times