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Riverside Health System is Ready for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

In the next few weeks, we expect the FDA to approve the first two COVID-19 vaccines. Within days of that approval, healthcare sites across the nation will begin receiving the first wave of vaccine. Read more >

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The race for a COVID-19 vaccine: what you need to know

Recently we've seen some promising results from a few COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, signaling that help could soon be on the way. But perhaps you have questions or are even skeptical about taking a new vaccine. Read more >

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Don’t delay care: Obesity contributes to many serious conditions — including COVID-19

Research shows that people with COVID-19 who are obese require hospitalization and intensive care more than people with COVID-19 who aren’t obese. Read more >

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Are holiday gatherings safe this year?

We know the lowest risk way to celebrate the holiday season this year is with members of our own households, but can we still spend a few hours together with our closest family members or friends? Read more >

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Healthy and safe tailgating in the time of COVID

Enjoy yourself and keep your loved ones safe with simple strategies for social distancing. Read more >

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COVID-19 and flu: Telling the difference

The COVID-19 virus will likely be circulating this flu season. If you get sick, will you be able to tell the difference between flu and COVID-19? Read more >

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Back to school during COVID-19

The beginning of the 2020 school year will look a little different than before. Learn how to best support and protect your children during this COVID-19 learning experience. Read more >

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COVID-19 Cleaning Tips

Cleaning recommendations for when you return home. Read more >

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Swimming pool safety in the time of COVID-19

Are you ready to jump back in the pool but concerned about Coronavirus? Keep your family safe with these tips. Read more >

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Fourth of July COVID Safety

Here’s how to enjoy a safe Independence Day celebration despite COVID-19. Read more >

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Tips for busy parents during COVID-19

Parents with young kids face lots of challenges while staying safe at home. Learn a few  tips that can help keep the family healthy and happy.  Read more >

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Riverside encourages local plasma donation to help fight COVID-19

As more people recover from COVID-19, Riverside is reaching out to patients who tested positive through MyChart to encourage them to consider plasma donation. Read more >

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Ways to help older adult neighbors during COVID

Here’s how you can help your older adult neighbors during COVID-19. Read more >

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How COVID-19 damages the lungs

Since COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, some people can experience pneumonia or more serious lung complications. Read more >

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Soothing sore skin from wearing respirators

Acne and pressure sores are among the skin issues COVID-19 health care workers are coping with from long-term use of respirators or face masks. Read more >

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Why exercise helps fight COVID-19

Exercise is a way to help keep the soldiers in your body — your immune cells — in fighting shape against COVID-19. Read more >

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Workouts you can do at home during COVID-19

Have the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders thrown off your workout routine? Try these fun and practical home exercises. Read more >

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What you need to know about diabetes, high blood pressure and COVID-19

While everyone needs to take steps to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, those with pre-existing conditions need to be especially careful. Read more >

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Don’t delay emergency care — even in the age of COVID-19

Not sure how to handle medical emergencies in the age of COVID-19? You can stay safe and get the emergency care you need. Read more >

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Updated mask guidelines for COVID-19 protection  

The CDC recommends wearing a face cloth to protect others near you from contracting COVID-19. Here’s how to wear and make them. Read more >

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COVID-19: When and how to self-isolate or self-quarantine

Have you been told to self-isolate or self-quarantine? Find out what that means. Read more >

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7 tips for safe grocery shopping during COVID-19

Unless you have your groceries delivered, shopping trips are still a part of life during the COVID outbreak. How to shop safely. Read more >

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Recovering from COVID-19? Steps for ending self-isolation 

Learn when and how to come out of self-isolation after being sick with the new coronavirus. Read more >

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COVID-19: Keeping seniors engaged during social distancing

Riverside senior communities are staying safe and busy during COVID-19 social distancing. Find out what staff members are doing to help. Read more >

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COVID-19: What to know if you’re pregnant

If you’re pregnant, you want the facts about COVID-19. Read about what’s known, unknown and what you can do to protect you and your family. Read more >

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12-hour shifts, exercise and you

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of so many around the world. In particular, it has taken a toll on our frontline healthcare professionals who are working day in and day out to care for those who are sick. Read more >

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Think you have COVID-19? Advice from a primary care provider

If you think you might have the new coronavirus, don’t run to the doctor’s office. Read this first. Read more >

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COVID-19: Coping with elective procedure delays

As hospitals brace for COVID-19, elective surgeries are on hold. Here are a few tips for coping while you wait. Read more >

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What you need to know about cancer and the coronavirus

Those with cancer have special concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you need to know. Read more >

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What Patients with Heart and Vascular Disease Need To Know About COVID-19

Concerned about how COVID-19 may affect your health? Learn more about how to protect yourself. Read more >

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Symptoms of COVID-19 and when to seek care

Learn when your symptoms require medical treatment. Read more >

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Do you have asthma? Here is what you should know during the COVID-19 pandemic

Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, having asthma puts you at higher risk for complications if you contract the virus. Learn more about additional precautions you should take if you have asthma. Read more >

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COVID-19 symptoms: Mild to severe and how they progress

Mild. Moderate. Severe. Learn how to tell when possible COVID-19 symptoms require a call to the doctor. Read more >

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7 ways to give your immune system the upper hand

Give your immune system the upper hand to fight infection. Here are 7 diet and sleep tips for boosting your immune system. Read more >

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COVID-19 testing: What you need to know

Learn about testing requirements, home isolation, and more. Read more >

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Under 65? That doesn’t mean you’re immune to COVID-19

Young adults can get COVID-19. Stay home to protect yourselves and others. Read more >

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COVID-19: Tips to reduce your stress and anxiety

Take everyday actions to reduce your stress and anxiety during COVID-19. Read more >

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What you can do to help during COVID-19

Learn about three different ways you can help your local community! Read more >

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Activities for family and children during quarantine

Want ideas on how to keep your kids engaged and entertained during quarantine? Read more >

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Self-quarantine: What does it mean?

Learn how to best practice self-quarantine and protect others. Read more >

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COVID-19: Symptoms and social distancing tips

Eight tips on how you can best practice social distancing to keep yourself and others healthy. Read more >

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Is it the coronavirus, flu or something else?

Learn more about the symptoms of coronavirus, the flu, or what else may be causing your symptoms. Read more >

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