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July 2020 Archive

Caring For Reusable Face Coverings

Ramachandra Chemitiganti, M.D., spoke with us about the importance of wearing face coverings and how to properly maintain and clean reusable and homemade masks.

Easing Children Into Mask-Wearing Habits

Even with parents paving the way to a “new normal,” it’s inevitable that many children will feel lost in this new era of uncertainty. The steady increase of reported cases raises concerns about public outings of all kinds⁠—and while some plans can be canceled, doctors’ appointments remain paramount as the entire community strives for continued health and wellness. Fortunately, health care providers take COVID-19 precautions seriously and aim to support patients both at home and in the waiting room.

Amarillo Physician Advises Heat Safety Awareness

As the temperatures continue to rise, Rodney Young, M.D., FAAFP, advises people to lookout for signs and symptoms of heat-related stress when working or playing outside.