First, what exactly are we dealing with? The full name of this viral infection is Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19. It is a new type of infection that causes mild to severe respiratory illness. As of March 19, there was no widely accepted and approved vaccine to prevent the disease.
According to Watson Clinic, the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to that of the common cold or flu – fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can begin to manifest anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure to an infected individual. COVID-19 is primarily spread by coughing and sneezing. Tiny droplets expelled in this way can be inhaled by people nearby. Being within six feet of an affected person for a prolonged period of time will increase your risk of catching the disease.
As the presence of novel coronavirus continues to increase in Florida and across the United States, it is imperative that hospitals and clinics remain operational in order to treat and contain the virus. It is important that appropriate measures are employed to protect staff, vulnerable patients, and the public at large. To that end, many health care providers are opting to apply restrictions on visitors to their facilities.
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Big Boys Do Cry
Men’s mental health statistics are of great concern, and culture may be the culprit. Many boys are shamed if they express emotion, and they learn to repress sadness and enthusiastic joy that produces tears.
WHY DETECTION IS KEY
Prostate Cancer Very Treatable If Diagnosed Early
Rising Temps a Reminder of the Importance of Drowning Prevention
As the hot Florida summer months begin, friends and families make their way to the water to cool off this time of year. Whether it be the backyard pool, a local lake, or the ocean, swimming and boating are two of the most popular summer activities for people living in or visiting Florida.
MORE THAN JUST A HEADACHE
Do You Know What Migraine Really Is?
TIP-TOP SHAPE AT ANY AGE
Proper Focus and Mindset Can Help Men Stay Fit and Healthy Over the Decades
When Silence Isn’t Golden, Is Tinnitus the Problem?
Fresh & Fast: Did Somebody Say Smoothie?
When I want to start my day off on the right foot with a super healthy breakfast, I choose a smoothie.
Adult Daycare Stimulates Minds While Offering Caregivers a Change of Pace
Gessler Clinic’s Dr. Alan Gasner Approaches 50 Years of Medical Practice
Health and Happiness Have No Age Limit
Everybody wants to live a fulfilling life, age gracefully and enjoy the golden years. Maintaining your physical and mental health plays a crucial role in that endeavor. That means it’s important not only to eat right and keep your body moving but also to keep your mind stimulated as well. In this Senior Edition of Central Florida Health News, we touch on some of these very important issues.
Florida Industrial Hemp Conference to Offer Education, Guidance, Community
Fair Play, Fair Work
Florida State Fair Executive Director Cheryl Flood Maintains Balance Between Education, Entertainment
Transform Your Patio Into a Comfy Summer Hotspot
FLORIDA HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVES CONSUMER PRIVACY BILL
The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling information in a marketplace where consumers themselves have become lucrative commodities.
SPYKE AND MIKE
SPYKE & MIKE GO TO THE PET STORE
A Healthy Berry Very Easily Turns Decadent
SIGNS of the SEASON
You Say Tomato, We Say Florida’s Finest
Is Olive the New Orange?
Florida Growers Court New Alternative Crop
Florida-Grown Coffee? How UF Scientists Are Using AI To Serve Up the Possibilities
MOST OF THE WORLD’S COFFEE is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. In April, all HCYCP participants pick up their tree kits to start their project.
HERO NEVER GAVE UP ON MISSING GIRL, 13!
Clever cop goes motel to motel in search of perv who allegedly took her