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Tips to Help Children Cope with the ‘New Normal’ During COVID-19
September 8, 2020

Tips to Help Children Cope with the ‘New Normal’ During COVID-19

By Dr. Thomas Horowitz

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and can have a profound impact, particularly on children. Young people will inevitably face many changes during the pandemic. The uncertainty of the situation and changes in routine can cause many children—and parents—to feel stressed and anxious.

Many children will experience the ‘new normal’ during COVID-19 differently. The youngest children may primarily be reacting to the increased stress at

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Tips to Make Your Home Safe from Household Hazards during COVID-19
August 18, 2020

Tips to Make Your Home Safe from Household Hazards during COVID-19

By Dr. Thomas Horowitz

Several families continue to stay at home to minimize their exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). While you’re home, it is a good time to make your household safer from potential everyday hazards. In general, we spend more than 50% of our time at home—and this time is higher during COVID-19 as many adults and kids stay at home due to workplace and school closure. It is important to keep

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COVID-19 Cases Rise among Young Adults: What it Means for the Outbreak and Tips for Staying Safe
August 3, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Rise among Young Adults: What it Means for the Outbreak and Tips for Staying Safe

As the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to rise across the country, health agencies and local governments warn about the rising trend of young adults testing positive for the virus. While there are several factors, experts say that the shift towards younger patients can be primarily attributed to the increased testing capabilities. Moreover, some speculate that young adults are more likely to be lax about following universal precautions (proper face mask ettiquette, hand hygiene,

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It is Safer to Drive or Fly During COVID-19?
July 27, 2020

Is It Safer to Drive or Fly During COVID-19?

Posted by Dr. Thomas Horowitz

As lockdown orders are gradually relaxed across the nation and around the world, people are making travel plans for summer and are thinking about taking that vacation they put off because of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving and it is difficult to completely protect yourself from the risk of infection, until an effective vaccine is developed, if you decide to travel.

It’s best to avoid

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Understanding Contact Tracing and How it Can Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
July 13, 2020

Understanding Contact Tracing and How It Can Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Posted by Dr. Thomas Horowitz

Since the onset of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, you may have come across the term ‘contact tracing’ in the news, social media, or websites of health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). For decades, public health departments have used a simple process called contact tracing to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and curb outbreaks.

What is Contact Tracing

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