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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

To lower your coronavirus risk at home, open your windows

The coronavirus pandemic still has many of us “safer at home.” Yet, studies show that the virus is transmitted far more easily indoors than out. Luckily, there’s one simple thing you can do to help keep yourself and your family safe at home. It all has to do with airflow…

Joyce Hollman

How nail polish, canned foods and cash register receipts increase your risk of death from COVID-19

We know that air pollution is linked to diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease and asthma — conditions that just happen to make people especially vulnerable to respiratory infections. But what about the toxins right in your home that are “hacking” your immune system?

Jenny Smiechowski

How to keep from spreading COVID-19 while doing laundry

There’s been a lot of focus on keeping your hands and house clean to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But you should know that your clothes can carry the virus, too. Experts don’t know exactly how long. But they suspect it could be anywhere from several hours to an entire day…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to bring essentials into your home without inviting COVID-19 in

With the coronavirus pandemic raging across the globe and from coast to coast here in the United States, it’s vital to remember that every time you step out your door, there is the potential to bring back the virus, not just in your body but on yourself and other objects that enter your home.

Jenny Smiechowski

5 ways to prepare your home and family for coronavirus

Preparation isn’t paranoia. It’s being smart, especially since It’s becoming undeniable that we all need to prepare ourselves for coronavirus becoming a bigger problem in our own communities. Here are some tips that will have you ready if and when coronavirus strikes closer to home…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

That hand sanitizer you’ve stocked up may do more harm than good

By now, we’ve all heard stories of bottles of hand sanitizer flying off store shelves as worries about Coronavirus escalate in the U.S. While hand sanitizer is a great solution for keeping your hands (hopefully) germ-free on the go, don’t make these mistakes that could cause more harm than good…