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    'How Can You Find Out Your Blood Type?'

    When it comes to COVID-19, knowing your blood type might give you a little more insight about your risk.

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    'Is Headache a Symptom of COVID-19?'

    Headache certainly can be a symptom of COVID-19 – but also approximately eleven-million other health conditions.

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    When Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?

    Not sure if you should be tested for COVID-19? Don’t try to self-diagnose. If you’ve got a fever and other symptoms, call your healthcare provider and let them take it from there.

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    Does a COVID-19 Test Hurt?

    If you’ve seen news footage of people being tested for COVID-19 by having a long swab shoved up their nose, you might rightly wonder if that process hurts.

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    Do I Need to Wear a Mask in My Car?

    You don’t need to wear a face covering in the car if you're alone, but you may find yourself in other situations that make wearing a mask while driving a good idea.

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    Can Drinking Alcohol Kill Germs?

    If you’re thinking you can vanquish the coronavirus by throwing back a couple of margaritas every day, I’m afraid I have bad news: drinking alcohol does not kill germs inside your body.

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    Can You Go in the Sun with Shingles?

    Is it OK to go in the sun if you have shingles? The answer is “yes and no.” Find out why.

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    Frieda Wiley, PharmD, RPh

    Frieda Wiley, PharmD, RPh, is a clinical pharmacist, contract medical writer, and consultant. She has numerous publications to her credit, including O! The Oprah Magazine, Arthritis Today, US News & World Report, Everyday Health, and Costco Connection. To read more about Frieda, visit her website, or follow her on Twitter.