PORT JEFFERSON, NY ― Mather Hospital has established an emergency fund to help support hospital staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our healthcare team at Mather has come together as one to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and community. I would like to say we have overcome the worst of it, but…Details
If you’re feeling sick, don’t panic and run for the closest doctors office, urgent care center or emergency room. You might be just fine. Follow these three C’s and if your symptoms worsen, then it might be time to re-evaluate your need for professional medical care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with many unique challenges that we have never faced before. For many of us, some of those challenges include being told to practice social distancing and work from home. We’ve become more stagnant than normal now that gyms are closed and we only need to walk as far as…Details
Learn the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing and how you can use various techniques to combat coronavirus.
We all keep hearing reports on the news as well as urging from physicians, nurses and other public officials for everyone to stay home and help “flatten the curve.” You may think, “I’m just one person. Me staying home isn’t going to make much of a difference.” However, when you think about how many people…Details
There is some confusion over what the terms quarantine and isolation really mean. Sometimes they are used interchangeably, however they do have two very different meanings. Understand the difference and what the suggestions are for individuals in both situations.
By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN Now is a great time emphasize the crucial role nutrition plays in immune function. We may be overwhelmed by messages and advertising for products to boost our immune system, but our bodies are uniquely designed to fight foreign invaders without outside help. Having the right building blocks on board will…Details
Certain people are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Review the chart below to understand your risk and why social distancing is so important at this time.
Staying home and abiding by the rules of social distancing may be making you a feel a little stir-crazy, but it’s all for the greater good. It’s extremely important to remember that by taking all necessary precautions and staying home, avoiding travel and crowded public places, you are not only protecting your own health, but…Details