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The flu or COVID-19: Can you tell the difference?

The flu or COVID-19: Can you tell the difference?

This winter, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues during the normal flu season, how will you know which virus you may have should you start feeling sick? “It’s hard to tell the two of them apart,” says Dr. Drew Oliveira, senior executive medical director for Regence. “Both can cause a fever, a cough, a sore throat and even give you a runny nose.”
December 08, 2020 All Markets
The power of a pair of socks: Regence partners with Sock it to Me to help vulnerable communities this winter

The power of a pair of socks: Regence partners with Sock it to Me to help vulnerable communities this winter

Every winter, socks and underwear are among the most requested items from nonprofits. These same community organizations expect to face an extremely challenging winter as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. To address this growing need, Regence partnered with the company Sock it to Me to donate 5,000 pairs of socks and over 2,700 pairs of underwear to nonprofit organizations across Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Utah. As part of its annual Employee Giving Campaign, Regence employees received a pair of socks—a gift that was matched by this donation to 11 nonprofits that serve the houseless community, including Compassion Connect, Tacoma Rescue Mission, Volunteers of America, Utah and YWCA of Lewiston & Clarkston.
December 07, 2020 All Markets
What if you’re exposed to COVID-19 over the holidays?

What if you’re exposed to COVID-19 over the holidays?

As the holiday travel season arrives, COVID-19 cases nationwide are spiking at an alarming rate. Could there be a more emotionally challenging time to cope with a pandemic? This reality led many Americans to rethink their Thanksgiving travel plans and stay home, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 and the flu.
December 02, 2020 All Markets
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