KYW Medical Report: Meeting up with loved ones safely amid pandemic

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Have you been able to safely get together with your loved ones?

I bring this up because there will be a time that COVID-19 is in our rear view mirror, but if you can safely try to get together, you should make an attempt for your mental health.

Family connections are essential to our overall health because we are, at the very core, social animals.

I am not saying to take unnecessary risks, but take the time to talk with your physician about the safest way to connect with family.

We need to do this for our emotional and ultimately, our physical health.