Face Masks and Kids: Is it important for your kids to wear a mask?

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By Sherri Gordon / Medically reviewed by Sarah Rahal, MD  on April 13, 2020 As the United States continues to grapple with how to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, there has been much debate about the use of masks by the general public—especially with personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in short supply. Previously, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that masks weren't necessary unless someone was symptomatic, meaning they were coughing and sneezing and had a fever. The thinking behind this decision was twofold: -First, the CDC was concerned that people would begin hoarding masks...

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Activities during quarantine

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As new COVID-19 cases continue to emerge, many healthy individuals are being requested to stay at home in self-quarantine. In some countries, fitness centres and other locations where individuals are normally active, will remain temporarily closed. Staying at home for prolonged periods of time can pose a significant challenge for remaining physically active. Sedentary behaviour and low levels of physical activity can have negative effects on the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals. Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge the mental health of citizens. Physical activity and relaxation techniques can be valuable tools to help you...

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COVID-19 pandemic

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How to make your own mask: It's always better than nothing. Faced with the shortage of protective masks due to the coronavirus crisis, many tutorials for making homemade masks have flourished on the Web. But not all are created equal. Here are ways to make it sure of the result. TUTORIAL FROM GRENOBLE CHU The Grenoble University Hospital has also published a document specifying precisely the steps for making your own fabric mask. Necessary material : - Cotton scraps (about 20 cm) - Fine fleece or fine fleece - Two flexible elastics - A sewing machine Before you start, wash...

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