The human-to-human infection of COVID-19 is widespread across the world. Coughing, fever, and shortness of breath are primary symptoms found in most of the patients. COVID-19 also affects the lower respiratory tract, so those patients with chronic cardiovascular and lung disease are at high risk for complications of the disease. Many advisories have focused on the risk facing older people, … [Read more...] about Does Vaping Worsen the Risk of Contracting COVID-19?
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It’s been months since researchers in China sequenced the novel coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19. With billions of lives and trillions of dollars at stake just depending on a vaccine for COVID-19, scientists around the world are working 24x7 to create an effective and safe vaccinne as quickly as possible. However, by some optimistic estimates, the world could see a vaccine in the … [Read more...] about The Race For A Coronavirus Vaccine
Texans with a green thumb or those who venture into the wild in this state have a lot to be thankful for because Mother Nature didn't short-change us on natural beauty. Lovers of the great outdoors will occasionally run across certain hazards, whether they're out in the woods or in the backyard. Our high humidity can lead to a host of fungal problems in our gardens. No one should eat unfamiliar … [Read more...] about Poisonous Texas Plants
The outbreak of COVID-19 has induced general fear among many people and is keeping patients with medical conditions like heart attacks, strokes, acute appendicitis or other medical emergencies away from hospital ERs. They fear getting infected with the coronavirus or that hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. This fear is real. Knowing about the hospital you choose for emergency … [Read more...] about Is Your Emergency Room Clean and Safe?
Vespa Mandarinia, a species of hornet dubbed as murder hornets, was first discovered in Washington by a beekeeper and has alarmed agricultural scientists. First, the coronavirus, now ‘murder hornets’? But, is it something that we really need to worry about? Let's first try and understand more about ants, hornets, and wasps. Every year, mosquitoes are responsible for millions of yearly deaths … [Read more...] about Murder Hornets: Should We Be Worried?
An estimated 75 percent of Americans are now living under stay-at-home orders to flatten the coronavirus curve which is one of the biggest reasons people are opting to deliver meals and groceries. Thousands of restaurants across the country have shuttered for business. But, most of us like eating out occasionally, and having food delivered is the only available option in the current … [Read more...] about Food Delivery Safety During Coronavirus
The COVID-19 has made people rethink their choices on comingling with others — how often they go to the grocery store, parks, schools – any public spaces. However, one thing COVID19 shouldn’t do is seeking medical care in a healthcare emergency and making a visit to the ER. Having said that, we understand many have unsettling feelings about ER visits. Every medical emergency is stressful, still … [Read more...] about Emergency Room Visits During COVID-19
Warning Signs & Symptoms It can be easy to blame your abdominal pain on indigestion or stress. But sometimes the pain is more serious, and you'll need to see a doctor to diagnose appendicitis or any other more serious abdominal conditions. Learn which symptoms to watch out for and when you should get medical help. Did you know that stomach pain is the most common reason for emergency … [Read more...] about Abdominal Health Emergencies
A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency. The sooner treatment begins, the higher the chances of controlling further damage. Every moment counts. A blood vessel carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain. A stroke occurs when a clot or any rupture blocks the blood vessel. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood the oxygen it needs; therefore, the blood vessel and brain … [Read more...] about First Aid For Stroke