COVID-19 Tips

In general: Wash your hands, arms, and face often. Remain quarantined, unless you are headed to your medical appointments or the grocery store. Keep hydrated and don’t forget to eat your vegetables. If you were to become infected, having a healthy baseline immune system will get you far. Continue all prescription medications. Now is notContinue reading “COVID-19 Tips”

Quarantine Survival, Part 2

Since we’ve discussed previously that the best way to survive the COVID-19 quarantine is to “survive together” (please see my previous blog at https://kristinapolley.com/2020/03/22/quarantine-survival/), now we need to discuss just exactly how we’re going to do that. Naturally, all of the toilet paper, bread, and meat are gone from the grocery stores. But did youContinue reading “Quarantine Survival, Part 2”

Quarantine Survival

Quarantine. Just a few weeks ago, some of us dreamed of our own private quarantine in paradise. A dream of isolation, peace, sunshine, the sound of crashing waves, and a good book. Now, quarantine has transformed into isolation for an unknown period of time. A time period without pay, without proper education, and spreading illness.Continue reading “Quarantine Survival”

Coronavirus FAQs

Who should be tested for the Coronavirus? If you have a fever (defined as 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater), lower respiratory symptoms (cough, wheezing, shortness of breath), and have had a KNOWN exposure to a person with COVID-19, you will more than likely be tested. If you have a fever and lower respiratory symptoms butContinue reading “Coronavirus FAQs”

Coronavirus: The Panic

As new cases of COVID-19 continue to emerge in numerous counties in NC, toilet paper and bottled water have now become a rare commodity. A once abundant product is now a prized possession. Some schools have shut down their campuses and engaged in distance online learning. Others are preparing for that inevitability. Travel and cruisingContinue reading “Coronavirus: The Panic”

Flu shot or not?

Yes. I made that sound so simple. Yes. Yes, you should get the flu vaccine. There I go again with the simplicity. Let’s start with the contraindications for the flu vaccine, in accordance with the CDC and a medical resource called UpToDate. Please don’t get the flu vaccine if you have a fever, are allergicContinue reading “Flu shot or not?”