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Lockdown weight gain: Average 2 Pounds per Month and How to Lose it

During the lockdown, the pandemic turned many of our routines upside down. Gyms were closed. Plans canceled. Work settings and schools went remote. In retrospect, it’s easy to see how quarantine paved the way for inevitable lockdown weight gain across all ages and situations. And if you’re affected, know that you’re certainly not alone. According to a recent study, the average American gained an average of two pounds per month due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders in 2020. Fortunately, with a few tips and lifestyle adjustments, losing the extra pounds is well within reach.

Memory Problems After COVID-19 May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

When thinking about the impact of a COVID-19 infection, many consider the damage to the respiratory system. Because of what we’ve learned throughout the pandemic, and what we understand about the way the Coronavirus attacks the pulmonary network, it makes sense that this would come to mind. However, a recent study has emerged analyzing COVID-19’s effect on the brain, as well.

8 Simple Snacks That Won’t Spike Your Blood Sugar

When you have diabetes, lifestyle changes are necessary to take care of your overall health. Unfortunately, that means that everyday things we may be used to – like snacking, for example – can become a lot more difficult. That said, it doesn’t have to be a challenge to keep foods that don’t spike blood sugar on-hand for a quick bite! These snacks for diabetics are equally tasty and healthy.

Twofold Increased Risk for Death From COVID-19 in Psych Patients

More than a year into the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been several risk factors known to increase your risk of hospitalization, or even death, from COVID-19. These medical conditions have been mostly physical: diabetes, cancer, and lung disease, for example. However, recently, research has emerged connecting an increased mortality risk and hospitalization from COVID-19 among psych patients.

Four Must-Know Things about the COVID-19 Delta Variant

Just as we thought life would soon return to our pre-pandemic normal, the coronavirus Delta variant arrived, sending patients to the emergency room in droves. But what is the Delta variant and why is it so concerning? Here’s what you need to know.

Top 4 Reasons Why Kids Go to the ER

Between the trips and falls and the rapid spread of illnesses, children face many ailments that can be serious enough to justify a trip to Laredo Emergency Room. Here are the top four.