How to Sanitize N95 Masks for Reuse: NIH Study
Exposing contaminated N95 respirators to vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) or ultraviolet (UV) light appears to eliminate the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the material and preserve the integrity of the masks' fit for up to three uses, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study shows.
The Great Invader: How COVID Attacks Every Organ
We have underestimated and misunderstood COVID-19 since it first appeared.
Coronavirus in Context: Dietitian Shares Tips to Maintain Strong Immunity
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, talks with Beth Kitchin, PhD, RD, from the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
What Is a Pulse Oximeter and Can It Help Against COVID-19?
Many doctors in emergency rooms are noticing a very concerning finding: Some COVID-19 patients have dangerously low levels of oxygen, but appear completely comfortable. This is being called “silent hypoxia.” While other conditions can cause silent hypoxia, the number of people with COVID-19 presenting this way is making some doctors rethink how we manage COVID-19 patients before they need emergency care.
6 Mistakes That Could Be Sabotaging Your Hand-Washing
There’s no proven treatment for COVID-19. So, at this moment, your best bet for surviving the global pandemic is prevention. Hand-washing is one critical step in your control along with other measures including physical distancing, wearing a face mask and cleaning high-touch surfaces.
Do You Need to Wear Gloves at the Grocery Store?
Our experience with food has changed dramatically in a matter of a few weeks (along with everything else in life) because of COVID-19. We’re cooking at home more than ever before, and grocery shopping has become one of the few essential errands we leave the house for. Armed with our long shopping list and a face mask, we head out wondering if there’s anything else we can do to protect ourselves.