COVID-19

Information relating to novel corona virus and COVID-19

  • How to Mentally Prepare for Office Re-Entry

    How to Mentally Prepare for Office Re-Entry

    News4's Shawn Yancy spoke to a local psychiatrist about healthy ways to navigate our new normal and make your re-entry into the workplace less stressful.

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  • How to talk to younger kids about getting COVID-19 vaccinations

    How to talk to younger kids about getting COVID-19 vaccinations

    A Maryland pediatrician had advice for families whose children have not yet been vaccinated.

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  • Leadership lessons from Kaiser Permanente’s Covid-19 response

    Leadership lessons from Kaiser Permanente’s Covid-19 response

    It is often said that 2020 was an unprecedented year, one that challenged organizations across all industries. But it also presented a unique opportunity to learn and develop as leaders.

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  • 'I'm conquering COVID': Local nurses support fellow healthcare workers during pandemic

    'I'm conquering COVID': Local nurses support fellow healthcare workers during pandemic

    In honor of National Nurses Week, Health Reporter Victoria Sanchez spoke with Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic’s chief nursing executive who says two nurses stand out in her mind.

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  • 'I'd be first in line': Pediatricians' take on adolescents getting COVID shot

    'I'd be first in line': Pediatricians' take on adolescents getting COVID shot

    7News Health Reporter Victoria Sanchez spoke with Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Christina Brown and Dr. Adrienne Collier about the safety of the vaccine for children ages 12 to 15.

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  • Keeping kids COVID safe at summer camp

    Keeping kids COVID safe at summer camp

    The CDC just released new guidelines for camps and parents to keep children safe during the pandemic.

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  • How to Prepare Your Return to the Office

    How to Prepare Your Return to the Office

    After more than a year of working from home, companies are preparing to return to the office. Dr. Humaira Siddiqi said, though, it will be an adjustment to get back in the workspace.

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  • Myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy

    Myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy

    Getting to the truth is important because women who are pregnant and sick with COVID-19 are more likely than other women to die, be hospitalized or be put on ventilators.

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  • Stay Cautious Even After Full Vaccination, Expert Says

    Stay Cautious Even After Full Vaccination, Expert Says

    Even as new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention permit gathering among those who’ve been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, one expert warns to stay cautious.

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  • Working from home? Here are tips to ease neck and back pain

    Working from home? Here are tips to ease neck and back pain

    Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic physical therapist Sebastian Cohen shares tips with 7 On Your Side to make life a little less painful.

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  • How to Help Your Children Adjust Back to In-Person Learning

    How to Help Your Children Adjust Back to In-Person Learning

    Children and teenagers are headed back to the classroom after months of learning from home. Here are the best ways to support them through the transition.

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  • Telemedicine is here to stay. Here's how it's improving following the pandemic boom.

    Telemedicine is here to stay. Here's how it's improving following the pandemic boom.

    After seeing big spikes in virtual visits in 2020, providers are evaluating what investments and policies are needed to help cement telemedicine as a permanent part of the health care delivery system.

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  • Is your posture causing issues as you work from home during the pandemic?

    Is your posture causing issues as you work from home during the pandemic?

    The combination of less-than-perfect posture practices and more sedentary work-from-home conditions is prompting more people than usual to seek help, according to a Maryland physical therapist.

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  • 7 On Your Side examines side effects of COVID vaccine, what to expect when you get it

    7 On Your Side examines side effects of COVID vaccine, what to expect when you get it

    You won’t get COVID-19 from the vaccine, but there’s a chance you will feel sick after the injection.

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  • Pandemic insomnia could be 'gateway complaint' that leads to substance abuse

    Pandemic insomnia could be 'gateway complaint' that leads to substance abuse

    Disruption in our daily lives can often impact how we sleep at night. Recently, there’s arguably been no greater disruption than the pandemic.

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  • D.C.-area health leaders lay out how employers can help with vaccine rollout

    D.C.-area health leaders lay out how employers can help with vaccine rollout

    Covid-19 vaccine distribution is creating complications and confusion across the region, but D.C.-area health care leaders and industry veterans say the local business community can help.

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  • COVID-19 Variants Spark Debate Over Double-Masking

    COVID-19 Variants Spark Debate Over Double-Masking

    Some experts say that wearing two masks may be more effective against the coronavirus.

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  • How To Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment in DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

    How To Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment in DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

    Navigating the process can be complicated and usually means visiting several websites, with each requiring its own registration.

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  • DC leaders, medical experts urge communities of color to get COVID-19 vaccine

    DC leaders, medical experts urge communities of color to get COVID-19 vaccine

    A group of D.C. government leaders and medical experts took part in an online forum to further encourage people of color to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to dispel any myths about its safety.

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  • Addicted In America: Crisis within a pandemic

    Addicted In America: Crisis within a pandemic

    According to the CDC, more than 81,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States from May 2019 to May 2020. That is the highest recorded number in a year’s span.

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