Health

The proper way to wash your hands

Dec. 6-12 is National Hand-Washing Awareness Week. It's a good reminder that frequent hand-washing remains the best defense against the spread of viruses, including influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Vaccination

Trump doubles down on vaccine timeline, contradicts top expert

President Donald Trump expressed renewed confidence Wednesday that a viable COVID-19 vaccine would be ready by October, directly contradicting a top administration health expert and facing fierce criticism from his Democratic ...

Health

Q&A: Skin protection with excessive hand-washing, masking

Dear Mayo Clinic: Frequent hand-washing and cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic has made my hands so dry that my skin in cracking. With recommendations for everyone to now wear a face mask while in public, I'm concerned ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Another COVID hazard: False information

(HealthDay)—Be careful that the COVID-19 information you're getting is accurate and not opinion masquerading as the real McCoy, says the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When COVID-19 meets flu season

As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn't scary enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to prepare?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tips for skin protection with excessive hand-washing, masking

Dear Mayo Clinic: Frequent hand-washing and cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic has made my hands so dry that my skin in cracking. With recommendations for everyone to now wear a face mask while in public, I'm concerned ...

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