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On Sunday, the CDC officially added these six symptoms to its list: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, in addition to previously known symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

The symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19, according to the guidelines.

In addition, the CDC described a set of emergency warning signs that should warrant immediate medical attention, including trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face.

This list is not totally inclusive—others who have experienced COVID-19 reported an array of symptoms, according to the CDC.

If you

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Face masks can play a role in preventing the infection, but that role is limited. A healthy individual in a normal situation does not need to wear a mask, as per CDC recommendations. A face mask is not the ideal solution for protection from the new coronavirus for the following reasons:

  • A surgical mask does not fit tightly over the nose and mouth.
  • It is not possible to prevent airborne virus infection.
  • It is difficult to keep a mask on for long periods of time.
  • When you touch the mask, you lose the protection and must replace the mask, and dispose of it safely.

A surgical face mask is highly recommended for people who have the coronavirus infection or have a high risk of exposure. It offers a certain amount of protection against

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By now, you are familiar with the impact of the coronavirus. If, however, you are still wondering about the basics of the illness, here is what you need to know: Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new disease that was first detected in China and has now been found in over 100 countries, including the United States. The virus has been named coronavirus (COVID-19). The disease is believed to have originally occurred from animal-to-person contact and spreads person-to-person.

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus you should wash your hands often, stay at least 6-feet away from others when in public place, and you should also wear a face mask when shopping in stores or running other essential public errands.

Latest CDC Recommendation for Wearing

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COVID-19 might keep us in our homes for some time into the future. Here are a few tips for cutting your own hair if it is starting to get out of hand.

Men and Women: Wet Your Hair

Wet hair is the easiest to cut. Be sure your hair is clean and free of hair spray or gel. Brush or comb hair, so it's free of knots or tangles.

Women: Brush and Twist

Brush and gather your hair to the very top of your head, then give it a twist.

Women: How to Cut Your Own Hair

Depending on the amount you trim, larger cuts will create heavy layering and an angled haircut.

Release and brush out. Snip off any small hairs that may have been missed on the ends. Style as you like.

This same technique can be applied to just your bangs as well.

Men: How to

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Working from home need not bring an end to your productivity. There are plenty of things you can do while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic to not only keep your head above water but also even to increase your productivity and create habits that you can carry over into the post-corona world.

Here are some productive tips for starting your day when working from home:

Don’t rush

It’s tempting when working from home to get up right at the last minute. Plan to have around an hour or preferably longer to make sure you’re not in a rush or stressed out. This is especially the case if you have any kind of deadline or call to take. Your mind needs sufficient time to wake up before doing any work. Try different breathing techniques to

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Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date.

Children may have mild symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. However, children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally shown mild symptoms. Reported symptoms in children include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported.

It’s not known yet whether some children may be at higher risk for severe illness, for example, children with underlying medical conditions and special healthcare needs. There is more to learn about how the disease impacts

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These are unusual times. Kids are home from school and many adults working from home as we each do our part in practicing safe and responsible social distancing.

So how exactly do you stay healthy and keep your immune system high in order to avoid getting sick?

Exercise and or Workout

Going to the gym to workout my not sound too ideal right now, but you can still work out at home. You can do squats, push ups, planks or leg lifts. But most importantly, don't forget about cardio. Even a walk around the neighborhood for 30 minutes will do your body wonders. Enjoy the fresh air! WebMD says you need 30 minutes of exercise per day. Will you make a promise to yourself to do this?

Manage Your Stress

Yes, we know this can be a stressful time for

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Several COVID-19 testing centers are up and running in South Florida, with more expected to open in the coming weeks. Most of the centers are drive-thru only, which means you need to be in a car or truck with a working window.

Each of the centers also has criteria for testing eligibility and different sets of hours. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and even death. The period within which the symptoms would appear is 2-14 days.

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Researchers at the Scripps Institute in Jupiter say some of their latest research may have promising implications for an effective coronavirus vaccine.

The findings are still preliminary and have yet to be published, but one member of the research team is expected to update the public on the project and similar efforts during a webinar Scripps will host Wednesday at 4 p.m.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Michael Farzan, a professor who co-chairs Scripps’s Department of Immunology and Microbiology and who is among the scientists working on various coronavirus-related projects at Scripps Florida, is expected to address the research during Wednesday’s web lecture.

In their research, Farzan, other Scripps scientists, and experts from elsewhere

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Just because you are practicing responsible social distancing by isolating yourself at home does not mean you need to be unhealthy. In fact, a strong immune system may be more valuable now than ever. Here are some easy things to keep in mind about your health during the coronavirus pandemic.

1. Eat Your Vegetables

Yes, your parent’s were right: You need to eat your vegetables! Shoot for five servings of vegetables a day—raw, steamed, or stir-fried. A diet high in vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of developing cancers of the lung, colon, breast, cervix, esophagus, stomach, bladder, pancreas, and ovaries. And many of the most powerful phytonutrients are the ones with the boldest colors — such as broccoli, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes,

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