I've often wished I could work from home, but as an OB/GYN I would giggle at the impossibility of doing pap smears and delivering babies remotely. Fast forward to the global pandemic of 2020, where each day before I leave for work, I make sure my tablet is fully charged because about half of my visits each day are done by telehealth. As we all carefully ration each excursion outside our home, it's challenging to know what types of gynecological concerns warrant an office visit, which can be discussed on telehealth, and what issues can really wait until life gets a little more back to normal.
As much as people are feeling worry and fear about COVID-19, they’re also experiencing confusion – particularly over what’s safe and what’s not and how to navigate this new-normal. That goes for food too. Here are some of the biggest questions I’m hearing about food and some science-backed answers:
The poll, conducted online May 18-21, asked 505 K-12 teachers about several concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic, distance learning, and schools reopening.
The single most important piece of advice health experts can give to help us stay safe from COVID-19 is this one: Wash your hands.
Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that affects your large intestine, or colon. It causes irritation and swelling called inflammation. Eventually that leads to sores called ulcers in the lining there.