Category: Healthy Living

Good Old-Fashioned Hand Washing is Better than a Facemask
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Good Old-Fashioned Hand Washing is Better than a Facemask

The novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus and causes coronavirus disease that began in 2019 (COVID-19). They are being used interchangeably in the news right now but reference the same virus. Prior to the new one, other coronaviruses already existed and cause mild illness like the common cold. Our current understanding of COVID-19 suggests that...

Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus Outbreak and What You Should Know
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Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus Outbreak and What You Should Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. As the CDC states, this is a rapidly evolving situation. Information will be updated on the coronavirus situation summary on their website and shared publicly as...

Help for 8 Common GI Issues
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Help for 8 Common GI Issues

By Elizabeth Colsen, MD, General Surgeon On the annual Ladies on the Lake excursions, our topic of discussion this year was digestive health. Everyone has a digestive system, so everyone deals with at least one of these issues at some point. Here are the 8 most common gastrointestinal issues, and what you can do to...

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