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How can I boost my immune system?

Biology/Immunity Staying Safe

A: Today we focus on the importance of sleep health as an evidence-based strategy for improving your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic. ** Long-term sleep deficiency is associated with a range of co-morbidities (type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia) that put you at higher susceptibility and more severe outcomes of COVID-19. You can reduce

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Families Infection and Spread Socializing Staying Safe Videos

Dr. Simanek and Dr. Jones tackle follower questions in this not-quite-live Q&A session. We’re taking questions from Wisconsites about voting (:45), safety of hair salons (4:06), holding COVID safe funerals and other gatherings (10:32), close contacts vs. not close contacts (15:45), celebrating homecoming and other outdoor fall gatherings and events (25:01), and disease transmission patterns

Is it safe to give or receive hugs?

Mental Health Staying Safe

Q: Ekay from San Jose asks if it is safe to give or receive hugs? A: Hugs bring many psychological benefits AND can be done with relatively low risk. As you might guess, pandemic precautions still apply. If you plan on dishing out hugs, your SMART toolkit will help maximize the benefits which include happy

SMART Halloween Yard Sign

Staying Safe

Wondering how you can let your neighbors know about your SMART Halloween plan to deliver treats from a safe distance? Well, so did we! That’s why we made this handy sign! Nerdy Girls are ordering theirs to be printed as lawn signs now, in time for Halloween delivery. Download your free printable sign from our

Dear Pandemic COVID Q&A

Families Infection and Spread Socializing Staying Safe Videos

Dr. Leininger and Dr. Jones tackle follower questions in this not-quite-live Q&A session. We’re answering questions about how to have an honest conversation about your pod (3:00), kids and transmission (7:00), fomites (12:45) and … how to think about Joe Biden’s negative test result from Friday, Oct 2 (at 17:20). Related links: What is the

How to have a SMART Halloween

Families Staying Safe

S. Space: keep your distance from other people. M. Mask: wear a mask! A. Air: take the fun outdoors. R. Restrict: Avoid crowds (especially indoor crowds)! Don’t expand your COVID bubble on Halloween. T. Time: Keep your interactions short & sweet. We have updated our SMART graphic for the holiday. Feel free to pass this