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The Magic Kingdom reopened to the public today, May 11, 2020 with controlled capacity to the public, implementing enhanced health and safety measures.  Exciting news, however, it is not Disney World here in Florida. Thousands of visitors streamed into Shanghai Disneyland today for the first time in three months.  The Chinese theme park is the first park reopened by the Walt Disney Company since the coronavirus pandemic.  Shanghai is the first of the six resorts around the world to reopen after the contagion. 

All the Disney enchantment within all the Magic Kingdom’s came to a standstill with the virus.  Mickey Mouse joined other beloved Disney characters and welcomed the crowds. While it welcomed more than 10 million guests in its first year after

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Palm Beach County updated access updates for boating social distancing.  Most of Florida’s coastal counties have opened their beaches. Beaches, boat ramps and other marine access points in Palm Beach and numerous other counties are re-opening.

On April 17, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91, which closed all Florida Wildlife Commission maintained boat ramps, marinas and other public access points to the public, as well as State Parks.  State, county and local boat ramps are opening in more locations. 

There are restrictive launching procedures at boat ramps and the number of people aboard. Launch boats one at a time.  Boaters also cannot anchor within 50 feet of another boat.  Single riders only for jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks

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Because Coronavirus can be spread easily, countless Palm Beach County residents have resorted to wearing face masks to protect themselves.  The virus is transmissible through human contact and exposure to respiratory droplets from an infected person.  When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they force out respiratory droplets into the air. They can also spread those droplets around if they touch their eyes and nose then touch another person or surface. Meet these infectious drops and you could get sick.

There is data that face masks can slow the spread of airborne viruses. For example, one study from 2008 found that those who used a mask were 80% less likely to get the flu. Additionally, a 2009 report observed that wearing face masks and

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In honor of National Nurses Day this week, May 6, 2020, Dunkin’ Donuts is showing its appreciation and support for these tireless heroes.  Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a free medium hot or iced coffee and a free donut to ALL healthcare workers, not just nurses, who visit participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. No purchase necessary.

The frontline healthcare workers efforts are keeping us all as healthy and safe as can be.  The healthcare workers are at the forefront selflessly taking care of COVID-19 patients. They are at the occupational risk of getting exposed to the virus during their routine work in the hospitals, intensive care units, emergency rooms, triage, etc.  Without these selfless people, imagine where we would be.

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The managing company of Mizner Park, 327 Plaza Real, in Boca Raton is offering a FREE $20 Visa rewards card for every purchase of $50 or more for dining with participating vendors.   Participating restaurants in Mizner Park are Ruth’s Chris, Blue Fish, Villagio, Yard House, or Tanzy through May 31.

Mizner Park is renowned for the some of the finest shopping and dining set in a perfectly landscaped, park-like environment.  The landmark is in picturesque Boca Raton.   Mizner Park is managed by Brookfield Properties. Brookfield Properties operates corporate offices in New York City, Toronto, London, Sydney, and São Paulo and is respected as one of the top property management companies worldwide. 

  • To redeem, take a photo of your receipt and
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A generous group of volunteers in Delray Beach offered additional support for the frontline healthcare workers at the Delray Medical Center, 5352 Linton Boulevard, Delray Beach. The hospital has served the South Palm Beach County community for 30 years as a 536-bed acute care hospital.  The medical center is a community hospital and a Level I Trauma Center.  The hospital offers highly specialized services such as neuroscience, oncology, cardiac care, orthopedics, rehabilitation and E.R.

As a sign of appreciation, this weekend volunteers in South Palm Beach County increased efforts to deliver about 100 care packages to healthcare workers at Delray Medical Center. The packages were filled with all the ingredients to prepare a healthy meal.

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Dry salt therapy has been deemed to be an “essential service”.  CUR Salt Spa, located at 103 South U.S. Highway One, Suite B-3, Jupiter is still open for private salt sessions.  Dry salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, benefits people naturally and safely without harmful side effects.

Halotherapy is beneficial for overall wellness by reducing the toxicity from the respiratory system, enhance lung capacity, improving the function and appearance of the skin. It also has been helpful in reducing stress, strengthening the immune system and encouraging better sleep.

How it works? As the individual relaxes in the salt room the micro-particles are inhaled. The particles enter deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. While inside the

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With all the noise about coronavirus, flu, etc. its important that you keep yourself, family and the Palm Beach County community healthy. The most useful tip would be to remain calm and use common sense. The CDC and local health officials believe unless you are in a high-risk group, most people who do become infected with the virus will be fine.

There are some simple ways to bolster your immune system naturally. Your first defense is to strengthen your immune system. Keep in mind that sleep is imperative. Most people require 7 – 8 hours of sleep for it to be restorative sleep.   

Find ways to de-stress and relax. Stress weakens your immune system and leaves your body subject to disease. Medical research shows that a deeply relaxed state from

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Good news from Infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.  Dr. Fauci spoke of the developments of  the trial examining an experimental drug medication for the coronavirus.   

Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

A randomized controlled study of the worldwide trial of the drug Remdesivir.  It has resulted in "quite good news”. According to Dr. Fauci, results of the trial have indicated a shortening of the period patients experienced symptoms and potentially slightly reducing the mortality rate.  The White

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Explore the White House.  Self-guided tours of the White House are currently unavailable.  To experience the history and art of the White House in person takes some doing.  First, one must submit a tour request through one’s Member of Congress. COVID-19 has put in person tours of the White House on hold.

Now we can explore the White House virtually instead with high resolution images. You can look at paintings on the wall, wander the halls, and pan all around you to take in the elaborate furnishings, high ceilings, and stately decor.  Travel is a bit locked down for South Florida, as well as all United States citizens, so this is a good option.  The virtual tour is filled with hours of interesting things to explore and learn.

There are several

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