Long COVID- tips to thrive

After visiting with hundreds of patients with long COVID, also known as post-COVID syndrome, Greg Vanichkachorn, M.D., and his colleagues at Mayo Clinic have learned a lot about the early steps in recovery. That includes the realization Read More

Dealing with ‘brain fog’ from long COVID-19

Post-COVID syndrome, also known as long COVID-19, involves a wide range of health problems that occur many weeks, months and years after recovering from COVID-19 infection. Sometimes, symptoms of long COVID-19 can include cognitive difficulties such as Read More

Memory problems are common in long COVID

Seven in ten long COVID patients experience concentration and memory problems several months after the initial onset of their disease, with many performing worse than their peers on cognitive tests, according to new research from Read More

COVID-19: Where do we go from here?

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed their guidelines for mask wearing a few weeks ago, loosening their recommendations for areas with low to medium rates of cases and hospitalization, many people rejoiced. Others Read More

Future of COVID-19: What Comes Next?

Two years after the pandemic began, the virus that causes COVID-19 is becoming a little easier to live with, thanks to medical innovations. That begs the question- what is the future of COVID-19? Vaccines, new Read More

Do Cloth Masks Protect Us?

Like many other viruses, COVID-19 is transmitted primarily via particles carried in the air. An infected person breathes out particles containing the virus into the air, which can then be inhaled by another person, who Read More

Anxiety during the pandemic.

After two years of adapting to policy changes at work, in schools, in travel, and literally everywhere in society, many people are at their breaking point. They are frustrated, less patient, and tired of the Read More

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Coronavirus disease 2019 also referred to as COVID-19 is a new infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that belongs to the coronavirus family. The first case was reported in December 2019, and the disease has become a pandemic. Impaired immune regulation is one of the factors that play a role in its pathogenesis and results in poor outcomes of COVID-19 patients.

Among infected patients, COVID-19 shows various unspecific symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Reports have indicated that fever (98%) is the most frequent manifestation that is reported by patients, followed by cough (76%), fatigue (44%), and headache (8%). Also, some fatal cases have been reported in certain patients experiencing progressive respiratory failure due to the virus activity that attacks the respiratory system.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness.

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
  • Monitor your health daily.

Your immune system is your body’s defense system. When a harmful invader — like a cold or flu virus, or the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — gets into your body, your immune system mounts an attack. Known as an immune response, this attack is a sequence of events that involves various cells and unfolds over time.

Following general health guidelines is the best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies.