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  • McLaren Macomb has begun to safely re-open The past several weeks have drastically changed the lives of virtually every person in the world. It was during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic that many patients have not had full access to the services provided by McLaren Macomb. While those closures were measures taken to ensure the safety of our community, those restrictions have begun to ease and we are very pleased to again offer many of these services. In an effort to safely provide these services and...

  • Spring has brought with it some sun and warmer weather, but it also kicks off the start of the allergy season. And with the unfortunate unique circumstances the world finds itself in amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many may mistake their common allergy symptoms for those of the coronavirus. Coughing, headache and sore throat are symptoms any allergy sufferer may experience on any given high-pollen day, so the question becomes: how can you tell the difference between allergies and COVID-19? Allergists and im...

  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added additional symptoms of COVID-19. Those added symptoms include: Chills Repeated shaking from chills Muscle pain Headaches Sore throat Loss of taste and smell These are added to the existing symptoms of: Cough Fever Shortness of breath Eye redness Gastrointestinal distress COVID-19 For more information, including updates, on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov/COVID19. Click here

  • The curve is flattening thanks in large part to masks and social distancing These days, on the few occasions we leave our homes, it’s not uncommon to encounter more people wearing masks than those who are not. Covering the mouth and nose, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has strongly encouraged the practice of wearing a mask in public in an effort to flatten the COVID-19 curve — to help stem the spread of the coronavirus and avoid overwhelming the nation’s healthcare system. Recent data...

  • If symptoms are serious and you’re even considering a visit to the emergency department, do not wait or avoid the hospital. Across the country, hospital emergency departments are looking more and more scarce. Emergency physicians are seeing fewer patients, and they credit this anomaly to patients being fearful of COVID-19 and their potential for exposure in the department. They may weigh the risk of seeking treatment for their ailment against their severity. But physicians urge everyone not to wait and ...

  • Is there an impact on pregnant women and COVID-19? The coronavirus COVID-19 is still new, and there is a lot that researchers are still learning about it. Many questions, though, still remain. One of those concerns pregnant women and the impact COVID-19 could have on their pregnancy. There is no confirmed link between pregnancy and an increased likelihood to contract the coronavirus. However, it’s already established that pregnancy can weaken the immune system in some women, which could potentially lead...

  • Not all patients who test positive require hospitalization Once a loved one tests positive for COVID-19 but is well enough to return home to recover, the question then becomes: How do I safely care for someone who is quarantining in my home? Not all patients who test positive require hospitalization. Most are sent home with a physician’s instructions for their recuperation and recovery. Follow these guidelines to best care for the patient while also protecting yourself and other loved ones living in the...

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has placed — seemingly overnight — most of the country under stay-at-home orders as a method to effectively slow the spread of the coronavirus. Understandably, such sudden and drastic changes to everyday life can cause feelings of stress and anxiety, and staying at home can make us long for “a return to normalcy.” Taking steps to ensure your own well-being during this unprecedented time is essential. Recommendations Follow these recommendations (in addition to continuing to follow ...

  • During this time when cleanliness and being consciousness of doing everything possible to stop the spread of COVID-19, the cleaning of some very common household items may be overlooked. While washing our hands several times throughout the day has become commonplace, don’t forget to thoroughly cleanse these “high-touch” items found in most homes. Smartphones Doorknobs and light switches Cutting boards Toys Dishrags Sinks Pillowcases and sheets Computer mouse and keyboard

  • Stress and anxiety can have several effects on the body, with one being the amount and quality of sleep one gets at night. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s very understandable that many are in an increased state of stress and experiencing a variety of anxious feelings. The importance of getting a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. During sound sleep, the body works to restore and replenish. A lack of sleep can have adverse effects on your heart, lungs, immune system, metabolism, and it ...