Protecting Your People, a Clean Kitchen and Food Safety

As the Holidays approach, our thoughts are of celebration, friends and family, and the usual question of what to serve? We carefully choose our gathering site, festive decor and mouthwatering menu; but this year, it is all a little less comfortable, a little less traditional.  

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Keeping the Holidays Bright During a Global Pandemic

A year ago few would have predicted we'd be spending the 2020 holiday season deep in the midst of a pandemic, yet here we are. Fortunately, this doesn't mean we can't find ways to enjoy the holidays with our loved ones.

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Caring for Someone With COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for us all—and especially for anyone who has seen or will see a loved one fall ill. And while most people who contract COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms (if any), the condition can become more serious for some individuals. To promote a speedy recovery and ensure your loved one gets additional medical care as soon as necessary, it's important to offer supportive care while you both self-quarantine at home.

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SIU Medicine and Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Now Connecting COVID-19+ People at Home With Pandemic Health Workers

Finding out you have COVID-19 can be an unsettling experience that can add to fear, confusion, and anxiety to physical symptoms. To make things more challenging, the required period of quarantine can add feelings of stress, social isolation, and loneliness. Individuals may worry about whether they unknowingly exposed other people to the virus, or simply feel stigmatized after testing positive.

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Tips to Make Halloween a Treat

Are your children looking forward to Halloween? It's been a long year, so dressing up, trick or treating, and enjoying some candy can be a great stress relief for the whole family. But with the current pandemic going on, many parents are feeling unsure about how to celebrate safely this October 31.

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COVID-19 vs. Influenza: Are you ready for cold, flu and COVID Season?

Did you know cold and flu season in America could last as long as October through May? With the season’s arrival, it is clear that the coronavirus pandemic has made things quite a bit different this time around.

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The Pros and Cons of Hand Sanitizer

This spring, hand sanitizer became one of the most sought-after products in the world. The spread of COVID-19 prompted the spike as consumers and health care workers alike looked for the germ-killing gel. But is it deserving of all the hype? An SIU School of Medicine microbiome expert weighs in with some pros and cons.

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