COVID-19 Blog & Videos

  • Don’t Let Fear Cost You A Leg from Peripheral Arterial Disease

    During these COVID-19 times, it’s troubling that patients with lower limb-threatening conditions, such as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), delay care or go without it altogether.

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  • COVID-19’s Impact on Children

    The impact of coronavirus on young children can vary from something that feels like the flu to a life-threatening condition, as McLeod Pediatrician Dr. Meghan Jordan explains.

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  • COVID-19, Mental Health and Children

    Parents should be careful to watch for anxiety and depression in their children during this pandemic, says McLeod Pediatrician Dr. Meghan Jordan.

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  • Preventing COVID-19 in Children

    With the home quarantine ended, families need to focus on preventive measures to help their children avoid COVID-19.  McLeod Pediatrician Dr. Meghan Jordan explains.

     

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  • It’s Time To See Your Vascular Surgeon

    If you’ve been waiting during the pandemic to see a vascular specialist, now is a good time.  Putting it off longer could lead to serious health issues or even a stroke. McLeod Vascular Surgeon Dr. Joshua Sibille says the McLeod Vascular practices are open, safe and ready to see you.

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  • It’s Time To See Your Orthopedic Surgeon

    Have you been suffering from hip, knee or back pain during this coronavirus pandemic, but didn’t want to go see a doctor? In that case, McLeod Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Eric Heimberger has some good news for you.

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  • Support For Cancer Patients During COVID-19

    Cancer patients and even their caregivers often turn to Support Groups for psycho-social care. However, even though some “shelter in place” orders are being lifted cancer patients, a group at high risk for contracting coronavirus, are still self-quarantining.

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  • It’s Time To See Your Surgeon

    The coronavirus curve is flattening and McLeod surgeons’ offices are once again open for elective procedures.  McLeod General Surgeon Dr. Craig Selander explains the safety procedures in place and why people shouldn’t wait to call.

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  • Keeping you Safe at McLeod from COVID-19

    While people may be anxious about their safety at a hospital during this pandemic, McLeod Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeremy Robertson outlines the many steps McLeod Health has taken at its hospitals to keep you safe.

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  • Visitation Guidelines Keep You Safe From COVID-19

    McLeod is working hard to create a safe environment in its hospitals. Visitation guidelines are an important element of that effort. On the other hand, McLeod Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jeremy Robertson urges you not to delay going to the Emergency Department if you truly need it.

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  • What Do I Do If I Find a Breast Lump During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    For a woman, finding a breast lump is never good news – especially so during this coronavirus pandemic. McLeod Cancer Specialist Dr. Donny Hyunh describes how he and his team can help.

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  • Breast Cancer During COVID-19

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) presents many issues for a woman with breast cancer. McLeod Cancer Specialist Dr. Donny Huynh describes options for them to consider.

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  • Answers About Pregnancy and COVID-19

    Nurse Practitioner Andi Atkins from McLeod Dillon OB/GYN answers questions regarding pregnancy and COVID-19.

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  • Visit your McLeod Physician From Home With Televisits

    Medical practices that are part of McLeod Physician Associates are now offering a way to “see” your physician or provider without leaving your house or sitting in a waiting room.

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  • Televisit with Your McLeod Physician During COVID-19 and Beyond

    McLeod physicians have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic with innovative solutions, including Televisits through the McLeod Physicians patient portal, Medical Director of McLeod Physician Associates Dr. Richard Alexander explains.

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  • The Emergency Department and COVID-19

    Dr. Thomas Lewis Jr. cautions that rushing to the ED is not the first thing to do if you think you’re having symptoms and shares alternative ways to assess/diagnose your symptoms.
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  • Intensive Care and Coronavirus

    Intensive Care is the front line in the battle to return people to health from coronavirus. And McLeod Intensive Care Specialist Dr. Marwan Elya is there every day.

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  • Nine-Year-Old Maggie Asks Dr. Cress About Coronavirus

    Nine-year-old Maggie Williamson and her friends had some questions about coronavirus (COVID-19).  And she took them to McLeod Primary Care Physician Dr. Lyndsi Cress.

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  • A Message of Encouragement & Hope

    In these times of coronavirus, there can be uncertainty and anxiety. McLeod Health wanted to bring you a positive message by McLeod Health Chief Operating Officer Donna Isgett. This video will appear on WBTW’s “Count on Health” the week of April 6, 2020.

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  • Your Pregnancy and COVID-19

    Pregnancy can cause changes in a woman’s body and some of them may increase her risk of infection. Dr. Eric Coughlin of McLeod OB/GYN Associates explains COVID-19 and pregnancy risks and how pregnant women can protect themselves

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  • Diabetes Patients at Greater Risk of Complications from COVID-19

    People with Diabetes Mellitus may also have other medical problems, including high blood pressure, clogging of the blood vessels of the heart and low kidney function that puts them at a greater risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.  To help you, Dr. Francesca Wilkins shares some tips and plans to keep yourself healthy while avoiding the need to use a biohazard bag.

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  • The Cancer Patient and COVID-19

    Cancer patients need to take extra precautions to protect themselves against COVID-19. McLeod Oncologist & Hematologist, Dr. Karim Tazi shares information that cancer patients need to know.

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  • Heart Patients and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

    People with heart disease may have a higher risk for complications from COVID-19. Here are some ways that can help those with heart conditions stay healthy during this outbreak.

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  • Talking to Kids About COVID-19

    Many parents are wondering how to bring up COVID-19 to their children in a way that will be reassuring. Dr. Benjamin Elder of McLeod Pediatric Associates offers some thoughts on how to talk to your children and tips to keep them busy.

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  • Talking to Kids About COVID-19, Part 2

    From the importance of handwashing and cleanliness to social distancing and reconnecting with family, McLeod Pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Elder has some more COVID-19 tips for children and their parents.

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  • McLeod Safety Guidelines

    While people may be anxious about their safety at a hospital during this pandemic, McLeod Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeremy Robertson outlines the many steps McLeod Health has taken at its hospitals to keep you safe.

  • Our Healthcare Heroes Are Here For You

    In the face of a health care crisis none of us have ever seen, our doctors, nurses and team members are working every day to provide the best care to the people we serve.

  • A Message Of Encouragement & Hope

    We understand that the Coronavirus has and will continue to impact all our lives in ways we’ve never imagined. We are all in this together. The one thing you can be sure of in these times is that McLeod Health is prepared to care for all of the communities we serve with the same medical excellence, dedication and compassion we’ve provided for generations.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Eric Coughlin

    There are still many questions about how the Coronavirus impacts pregnant women. This is what we know so far. With viruses from the same family as COVID-19 and other viral infections such as flu, women have had a higher risk of developing sever illness.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Ashley Bell

    While social distancing is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of Coronavirus, long periods of separation from others can take a toll on our mental health. McLeod Health Infection Preventionist, Ashley Bell, shares tips on how to keep a positive outlook under the current unique circumstances.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Michelle King

    Corporate Director of Infection Prevention, Michelle King, shares information on the novel coronavirus, how to reduce your risk, and what to do if you think you have been infected.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Dr. Stephanie Strickland

    Social Distancing has meant that families are spending most of their time together at home. Here are some helpful ideas on things to do at home from Dr. Stephanie Strickland, a McLeod Family Medicine Physician.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Jessica Jackson

    Families are adjusting to the challenges of social distancing to combat Covid-19. After school and work assignments are finished, how can we creatively fill all of the extra time left over.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Heather Shelton

    While social distancing is one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of coronavirus, long periods of separation from others can take a toll on our mental health.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Michael Morgan

    How do you know when you should go to the ER? If the situation is not life threatening, occurs during normal business hours and is something that can be treated by a primary care physician, try calling them first. They know your medical history and can provide care for common illness, minor injuries and complete routine health exams.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Tom Lewis

    How do you know when you should go to the emergency room? If the situation is not life threatening, occurs during normal business hours or is something that can be treated by a primary care physician, try calling them first. They know your medical history and can provide care for common illness, minor injuries and complete routine health exams.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Brittany Rainwater

    Resilience is the ability to adapt to and recover from adversity and stress. It’s a skill, not a personality trait. Which means it requires effort to develop and utilize.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Carmen Cribb

    People with moderate to severe asthma may be at a higher risk of getting very sick from Covid-19. The virus can effect your respiratory tract, cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and severe respiratory disease.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Benjamin Weston

    People with diabetes are not more likely to get Covid-19 then the general public. However, if they contract the virus they are at greater risk of experiencing serious complications.

  • McLeod Health Medical Minute – Alexander Gurfinkel

    Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome known as (MIS-C), is an extremely rare yet severe complication of COVID-19. The condition causes inflammation in different body parts including heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes and gastrointestinal organs.

  • McLeod Medical Medical Minute – Jeremy Robertson

    Physicians and medical experts recommend wearing a mask as a simple barrier to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The mask helps to prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and on the other people when we cough, sneeze, talk or raise our voice.

  • Talk945 Discusses Coronavirus

    Michelle King, Corporate Director of Infection Prevention, discusses COVID-19 on Talk 94.5.

  • Tips On Handwashing & Covering A Cough

    Learn helpful tips of proper handwashing techniques and how to stop the spread of germs and cover your cough.

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