A year ago, most of us wouldn’t have understood phrases like social distancing and flatten the curve, and the idea of wearing cloth masks in public or not being able to even go out in public would have seemed silly. Flash forward to early 2020, and poof—everything changed.

While COVID-19 has given rise to new challenges and uncertainties, the pandemic has also yielded some valuable lessons. Still searching for that silver lining? Here are six takeaways to consider:

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Help is Here for Chronic or Emergent Conditions

If you have cardiovascular disease, you should especially take heart when it comes to protecting yourself from COVID-19.

While everyone should be staying at home as much as possible right now, those with heart disease should be particularly vigilant about this recommendation, as well as following the CDC’s COVID-19 prevention and safety guidelines.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)––it’s the disease making headlines and sounding public health alarms. But what is this illness, how concerned should you be and is there anything you can do to prevent it?

Rachel Ellens, Holland Hospital Infection Control Coordinator, offers answers to these common questions and more:

Q: What’s the difference between coronavirus and COVID-19?

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