Category Archives: COVID-19

How to keep your home clean to help guard against COVID-19, other illnesses

BY DARCY DiBIASE The COVID-19 pandemic is a good reminder to disinfect high-touch areas frequently to help keep everyone in your home healthy. Such cleaning can also protect against colds, flus and other diseases caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria. … Continue reading

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How to feel better: Tips for self-care when sick

By DARCY DiBIASE When you’re not feeling well, it’s hard to do anything but not feel well. Antibiotics won’t help if you’re suffering with a cold or flu caused by a virus. But you can take measures to help yourself … Continue reading

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Staying hydrated is important in sickness and in health

BY DARCY DiBIASE Your body relies on water to work properly, and it’s your responsibility to make sure it has the hydration it needs to work its best. Up to 60% of your body is water. Your skin, organs, muscles … Continue reading

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A quick guide to masks for COVID-19

BY DARCY DiBIASE The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is transmitted by very small particles,  called droplets or aerosols, that can hang in the air. From a cough or a sneeze, these particles can travel up … Continue reading

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All together for tai chi (this time, online)

In February, Upstate Oasis and 100 Black Men of Syracuse Inc. teamed up to offer Tai Chi for Arthritis, exercise classes that feature slow, joint-safe movements and breathing to improve strength, mobility, balance and concentration. A month into classes, COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Raising spirits during a trying time, in photos

Throughout Upstate Medical University and Central New York, people have found ways to support those who work on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus, as shown in these photos: This article is from the spring 2020 Upstate Health magazine, a … Continue reading

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Stepping up: Upstate students volunteer to help during pandemic

BY CHARLES McCHESNEY Upstate Medical University students have pitched in to help, using what they have learned, to assist in the battle against COVID-19. The magnitude of the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic had barely registered when students began … Continue reading

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High-demand career: Becoming a respiratory therapist

BY CHARLES McCHESNEY Their place on the front lines caring for those with COVID-19 has brought a greater public awareness of respiratory therapists. With specialized training in caring for those whoe have issues with their hearts and lungs, respiratory therapists … Continue reading

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Handwashing: Answers to some key questions

BY AMBER SMITH A conversation about how best to wash your hands to stop the spread of the coronavirus with Jarrod Bagatell, MD, a doctor of family medicine and the medical director for employee health at Upstate. Does it matter … Continue reading

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Ideas for eating right when you’re staying in: Tips and easy recipes

BY JIM HOWE These are trying times. Even though you may be stuck at home, however, you can still prepare nutritious meals, often with just a few, simple ingredients. Juliann Mellen, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Upstate, advises that as … Continue reading

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