Windy City Weekend: COVID-19 Booster Shots, What You Need to Know

There are still many questions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines, and especially now around the need for booster shots. Dr. Douglas Tran, an Internal Medicine Specialist from Edward-Elmhurst Health, appeared on a recent episode of ABC7’s Windy City Weekend to help clear up the confusion and address what’s needed to keep infection rates down.

What is The Delta SARS-CoV-2 Variant, And Should We Be Worried?

As we enter the summer of 2021, COVID-19 infection rates are at an all-time low. In the United States, with 92% of seniors over 65 having received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, the most vulnerable are protected. With nearly half of the population fully vaccinated, there are fewer individuals that can get infected, fewer that … Continued

Antibody Infusion Offers High-Risk Patients Immunity Boost to Fight COVID-19

While the vaccine remains the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19, antibody infusions can help lessen the chance of severe illness and hospitalization for those who contract the virus.Your body naturally makes antibodies to fight infection. But with the newness of the coronavirus, your body may not recognize the disease and could lack the antibodies needed to fight … Continued

Make the Most of Summer 2021

The summer of 2021 looks promising, thanks to rising vaccination rates and fewer cases of COVID-19. Many states have lifted travel restrictions and capacity limits, making domestic travel a safe possibility. If you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can do many of the things you used to do before the pandemic—travel, hit the pool, eat out or … Continued

Windy City Live: Shedding Those Pandemic Pounds

Since the start of the pandemic, many people packed on the “quarantine 15.” Learn how stay-at-home habits helped lead to weight gain, and get tips to help shed the extra pounds. Dr. Neha Shah, Board Certified Internal, Obesity, and Lifestyle Medicine physician with Endeavor Health Weight Management at Edward-Elmhurst Health, appeared on a recent episode … Continued

How to Lose Pounds after the Pandemic Weight Gain

There are many wonderful benefits of spending more time at home: not having to commute to work, spending more time with loved ones and even saving money. But the downside for many of us is putting on extra weight due to new stay-at-home habits we’ve developed over the past year. Here are some of the … Continued

How to Cope with COVID-19 Until You Get the Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our lives and caused immense stress. We’ve been living in this state for nearly a year. When it first hit, we banded together and there was a sense of community. But after prolonged stress, COVID-19 fatigue may be setting in. We’re tired of being uncertain, tired of being … Continued

Should I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

We’re in the worst global health crisis in generations. More than 300,000 Americans and more than 1.6 million people worldwide have lost their lives to COVID-19. We desperately need to put an end to this pandemic, and now, we finally have a way to do it — vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have … Continued

COV-etiquette: Don’t Just Wear a Mask, Wear it Well

Face coverings have become an essential tool in the fight against COVID-19. But it’s not enough to just have one on. Making sure you have the proper mask and that you wear it correctly can make all the difference. “Don’t just wear your mask,” says Mary Anderson, manager of infection control at Edward Hospital. “Wear … Continued

The Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 on Kids and Teens

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for people of all ages. But for kids and teens, it’s even more difficult. Growing up is hard enough without the added uncertainty of the pandemic. Remote schooling, being unable to see their friends in person, sports and activities being canceled, and missing important milestones are … Continued