EHE Health webinar

The coming coronavirus vaccine and anti-viral therapies: what to expect and How to prepare

11/19/2020 

With the recent news that Pfizer’s early data demonstrates its Coronavirus vaccine is +90% effective, how can Employers prepare for the coming days and months ahead? While there are still many unknowns – we do know that there will be a vaccine and anti-viral therapies available for in the US over the next several months and Employers will need to thoughtfully navigate highly complex challenges as officials begin to ensure that enough vaccines are distributed in a rapid, effective and equitable way.

Watch Dr. David Levy, EHE Health’s CEO, Dr. Cara Pensabene, EHE Health’s Medical Director and Dr. Bernard Camins, Mount Sinai’s Medical Director for Infection Prevention, as they discuss which vaccines and therapies are likely to be available and the strategic recommendation that supports an equitable distribution among various population groups.

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    Rise & THrive with EHE health: Episode 26 – Sports nutrition

    11/19/2020 @ 1pm EST

    Good sports nutrition is incredibly important as we pursue our goals, but it can also be an intimidating topic. What should you know?
    Athlete’s Pursuit podcast co-hosts Joe Rodonis, a performance coach, and Ryan Turner, a registered dietitian and founder of Food Is Fuel NYC, will join EHE’s Health Mentor Katie Casey to discuss sports nutrition and how to use it in your life.

      EHE Health's safe at work

      EHE Health has announced the launch of its Safe-at-Work Management System, designed to help employers keep their essential workforce on the job and plan for the process of re-starting their non-essential worksites in the future. Read more here. 

      We remain focused on helping our members, their families, and the community stay as safe as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our offices and clinics remain closed in accordance with public health guidance. We will reschedule patients—this includes appointments at our clinics and at network provider locations—when it’s safe to do so. In the interim, we will be providing updates and digital resources here to help you stay healthy during this challenging period.

      Are you an EHE Health client partner? Download our COVID-19 toolkit here. 

      Keeping Our Clinics Safe for You

      EHE Health puts safety first, always. 

      We continue to evaluate and refine our safety protocols to reflect the latest data, ensuring that they meet the highest and most up-to-date standards. 

      For more on how EHE Health creates a safe clinical environment for you,  please click here. 

      TIPS FOR A
      SAFER WORKDAY

      Once you’ve been cleared to return to
      your workplace through the Safe at Work™  program, it’s important to maintain
      good health by continuing COVID-19 preventive measures.

      Here are some tips:

      Commute

      If you use public transit, maintain as much distance as possible from other passengers.
      Wear a face covering. Use hand sanitizer after touching any surfaces or doors.

      Food

      If possible, pack your lunch at home and eat at your desk rather than in a shared space.

      Exercise

      While gyms near your workplace may be reopening, it’s safer to continue  working out at  home.  

      Office

      Do not shake hands. Hold virtual meetings when possible and limit in-person meetings
      to small, physically distanced groups. 

      4 TIPS FOR PARENTS COPING WITH COVID-19

      As the COVID-19 situation continues to disrupt typical family life, parents may be facing a different set of challenges.

      Whether your children are young and frightened about what’s going on, teenagers coping with the loss of what’s typically the season for prom and graduation, or even young adults out on their own but struggling with the practical realities of lockdown—parent-child bonds are central to moving through this period.
      Try these ways of helping your kids thrive despite COVID-19.

      why exercise is so important right now

      Exercise is always good for your health, but it’s especially important while many of us remain cooped up at home. 

      If you haven’t put exercise into your daily routine, now’s the time! No matter how you get moving, whether it’s an online class or push-ups in the middle of the day, the important thing is to get moving.

      Rise & Thrive with EHE Health

      Ep. 13: Getting Your Summer Treats

      A little self-care can make a big difference these days. Why not treat yourself to a special indulgence that’s simple and sweet?
      Join EHE Health’s Robbie Macaraeg and Tanorria Askew, the popular “MasterChef” alum and owner of Tanorria’s Table.
      They’ll show you how to whip up an incredible roasted peach dessert, the perfect summer confection to enjoy as we enter National Peach Month in August.

      EHE Health Answers Your Questions 

      Can I help prevent infection by rinsing my nose with saline?

      There is no evidence that rinsing with normal saline will prevent infection. It is helpful to clear the nasal passages when you are fighting a cold, but it will not prevent a respiratory illness.

      Will influenza or pneumonia vaccines protect me at all?

      Vaccinating for influenza or pneumonia will not protect against contracting COVID-19. However, for individuals who may be immuno-compromised (such as the elderly or patients with respiratory disease), it is recommended that they receive vaccination against influenza and pneumonia to make them less susceptible to disease in general.

      Can I get COVID-19 from my pet?

      There is no current evidence that companion animals like cats and dogs can get or spread COVID-19 to humans. However, since all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s recommended that you practice good hygiene habits like washing your hands after interacting with pets. If you’re ill, it’s advisable that another household member care for pets while you recover. 

      Will COVID-19 be less dangerous when the weather gets warm?

      It is currently not known whether temperature impacts the spread of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The common cold and influenza spread more during cold weather months, and flu season typically subsides in March and April. However, since COVID-19 is a new virus, nothing should be assumed about its relationship to weather. 

      Will a face mask protect me?

      On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new recommendation that Americans, whether or not they’re experiencing symptoms, wear a cloth face covering in public settings. The use of these face masks is intended to complement (but not replace) physical distancing guidelines. Most people can make homemade masks from their own materials. Surgical masks and N-95 respirators should be reserved for healthcare workers.

      Is ibuprofen not safe for COVID-19 symptom treatment?

      It is recommended to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for high fever reduction and to prevent dehydration. There is no evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen, are unsafe. However, some COVID-19 patients who took NSAIDs experienced side effects, and it is believed that these medications can negatively impact a patient’s immune system.

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      Need more
      immediate help?

      If you have any questions, please call our COVID-19 hotline at 844.258.1820, open Monday–Friday 8AM–8PM EDT and Saturday–Sunday 10AM–2PM EDT. The hotline is operated by EHE Health doctors and nurses trained in COVID-19 guidelines per CDC. After hours, please email COVID-19@ehe.health.