COVID-19 Updates

Avoiding Healthcare Isn’t Healthy

According to a survey recently conducted by the US Census, 40% of Americans and 38.9% of Hoosiers are delaying medical care. This is bad news for primary care, which focuses on helping manage chronic diseases and prevent illnesses through vaccinations, screenings and other preventative care measures.  If left untreated, chronic […]

Pets and Their People

If you’ve been stuck at home lately due to Covid-19, there’s a good chance you’ve been spending more quality time with your pet. There’s an even better chance that this quality time has been good for your health. Pets can contribute to human health in a number of ways. From […]

Cool Indiana “Staycations”

With the recent uptick in Covid-19 numbers, enjoying a “staycation”, as opposed to a “vacation” is looking better all the time. When spending days off at home, instead of in a hotel by the beach, for instance, the challenge is to find something fun to do close by that doesn’t […]

Tips for Wearing a Mask in Summer

For those of us who like to shop in Indianapolis, wearing a mask this summer isn’t optional; it’s a requirement. When wearing a mask in the heat, keep these tips in mind to minimize your discomfort: Know when a mask is not necessary. If you’re outdoors and social distancing by […]

Understanding the Covid-19 Antibody Test

A positive (or Reactive) Covid-19 antibody test means that the person being tested has been exposed to Covid-19. A negative (or Non-Reactive) test means that the person being tested has not been exposed to Covid-19. Antibodies are the body’s way of defending itself against disease. With many diseases, scientists know […]

RMH Purchases Second UVC Disinfection Device

At RMH, keeping our patients safe is our top priority. In 2019 we began using cutting edge, UVC light technology to disinfect high priority areas. UVC disinfection, which follows traditional cleaning, is a second layer of protection for our patients. Our UVC disinfection initiative has been so successful, that RMH […]

Routine Vaccinations Could Help Protect Children From Potential Covid-19 Complications

While the world struggles to create and produce a vaccine for Covid-19, there are many other potentially devastating diseases that are already preventable with vaccines. These include measles, diphtheria, polio and tetanus, to name a few. While each of these diseases is serious in itself, no one knows what would […]

Covid-19 and Home Pools

While public pools are still closed, many home pool owners are enjoying their own backyard oases. Many, however, aren’t quite sure about the level of risk involved in poolside entertaining. As long as the owner maintains the cleaning system and uses proper chlorination, the Covid-19 virus should not be able […]

Can our pets get Covid-19?

Physical distancing from our friends and family is difficult enough. Trying to do it with our pets might just seem impossible. But is this really necessary? Can we get Covid-19 from our pets? Can they get it from us? Here is what is known at this point in time: The […]