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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Your sister’s tiny outdoor wedding is less than two months away. Your nephew’s family-only backyard birthday party — complete with bounce house and an ice cream truck — is next week. Your neighbors are having a potluck block party. And your oldest friend is hosting a socially distanced, indoor girls’ night at her home on Saturday.

After months of social distancing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you really want to go...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

With infection rates on the rise around the world and cooler temperatures driving people back indoors, we’re seeing the start of a fall and...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Got plans for a big Thanksgiving Day celebration? Not so fast.

Before you send out those feast invitations or make those travel arrangements...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve caught and recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be wondering what that means. Are you immune to the virus now? Can you go out in public without wearing a mask? Is it safe to travel or attend large gatherings? Do you still need to practice social distancing?

We checked with our infectious diseases and infection control expert Roy Chemaly, M.D. He shared these four Dos and Don’ts to help guide you.<...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Whether you’re itching to take a vacation, wanting to visit extended family and friends for the holidays, or needing to travel for cancer...

BY Molly Adams

We’re all spending more time at home these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many parents, that means kids are spending more time with...

BY Heather Alexander

Your body depends on vitamin D. And one of the ways to get it is by being outside. That’s because the sun’s UV rays activate vitamin D production...

BY Danielle Underferth

If you were planning to run that 5K for your favorite charity or tackle a marathon this year, don’t despair. The COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Studies show that wearing a mask properly and consistently practicing good social distancing can significantly reduce the spread of the coronavirus...

BY Ciara Toth

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached Houston earlier this year, I was already expecting it to affect my leukemia treatment...