Join a Wave of Thanks, Friday, April 10, at Noon

At noon on Friday, April 10, we’re asking our followers to create a wave of thanks for fighting COVID-19 by sharing Chris Mann’s #ThankUfrontline video, which features medical caregivers, farmers, civil service employees, grocery clerks, teachers, our military and more. Include #UMassMemorialStrength and tag your coworkers or loved ones who leave the security of their homes to keep essential services and our ​communities up and running.

Easing the Symptoms of COVID-19

Many individuals experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms are advised to stay at home and practice self-care measures until symptoms subside. Which over-the-counter medicine and home remedies help with a fever? Are dry and wet coughs treated differently? What’s this we’re hearing about losing the ability to taste or smell? And what symptoms indicate that a higher level of medical attention is needed? As always, your primary caregiver is your number one resource for medical information and advice, but UMass Memorial Health Care offers these tips to help you feel better soon.

Oh, Poop. Everything You Need to Know About Your #2

Know Your Stuff

Have you ever wondered why toddlers and kids find all things bathroom-related so fascinating? Well, it just so happens that they’re on to something. Our experts in colon and rectal surgery want you to pay attention to your bowel movements. It’s actually a great way to keep an eye on your health. Things like texture, color, frequency and smell can all be indicators of possible digestive issues or dietary needs. So the next time you sit down for a #2, pay attention and make your health priority #1.