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COVID-19 Statistics

July 17th, 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our state, nation and world changes daily. The staff at Florida Health Care News aim to provide our readers with the latest information on the spread of the coronavirus. To help us do that, we are providing updated statistics on confirmed, fatal and recovered cases in Florida, the US and across the globe. The statistics reported here are collected from multiple trusted and reliable sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers…

You Are Not Alone

May 21st, 2020
Mental Health Awareness Month Focuses On Solutions. Shortly after the coronavirus first began to spread across the United States, public health officials expressed concern that mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression would soon be on the rise as well. Their concern was so great that in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to establish a free mental health service that allowed anyone needing…

Nutrition’s Role In Fighting COVID-19

May 21st, 2020
Eating right can help you build a healthy immune system. The coronavirus had only taken the lives of some 3,000 people worldwide when a claim suggesting that eating a Nigerian dish called Yoruba stew or simply consuming a diet rich in pepper could cure someone of the virus within 24 hours. Within a matter of days, the “pepper soup theory” was determined to be a hoax. Since then, a number of similar theories claiming that everything from garlic to warm…

The Health Care Appointment in the Age of COVID-19

May 21st, 2020
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19* a global pandemic. In response, health care providers across the US closed their office doors to all but the most emergent patients as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Today, these providers are reopening to non-emergent patients, but practices must follow strict protocols to prevent transmission of the coronavirus. With all the safety precautions in place, seeing your provider in the age of COVID-19 is an entirely…

Pink Eye? It Could Be the Coronavirus

April 24th, 2020
The most common symptoms of the coronavirus that has stopped the world in its tracks are fever, coughing and breathing difficulties. But doctors are finding that the respiratory disease known as COVID-19 can also cause an eye infection called conjunctivitis. The discovery of conjunctivitis in COVID-19 patients is rare. As of mid-April, doctors believed that only 1 to 3 percent of all the people who could contract COVID-19 would also suffer from conjunctivitis, most likely during the middle phase of…

Anxiety Amid COVID-19

April 3rd, 2020
A national survey conducted March 18 and 19 by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) showed that the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly affecting the nation’s mental health. In the survey, half of US adults reported high levels of anxiety. Among the survey respondents, 48 percent reported feeling anxious about the possibility of contracting COVID-19 themselves, and 40 percent said they were anxious about becoming seriously ill or dying from the virus. In addition, 62 percent reported being anxious about the possibility…

COVID-19: An Update

February 14th, 2020
The spread of the novel coronavirus, recently named COVID-19, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, continues to dominate the news, and with good reason. As of Tuesday, February 11, the death toll from this virus topped 1,100. FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows evacuees from China arriving at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif. An evacuee from China has…

New Chinese Virus Spreading Rapidly, Hits US

January 21st, 2020
One of the biggest stories making headlines today concerns the recently identified coronavirus in China that’s spreading rapidly, even outside of China to the United States. Chinese health authorities report that as of midnight Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases of infection from this virus rose over 440. On Monday, the total number of cases in China was 219. Medical staff carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected with a new strain of…