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View From Duke Health: Coronavirus Insights

· · Heart Health
DukeMedicine HealthNews: What have we learned about how COVID-19 spreads? Nicholas Turner, MD, MHSc: Novel coronavirus poses a few challenges. Compared to other respiratory viruses (including SARS from 2003), it has a higher transmission rate, can be spread while symptoms are still mild or have yet to develop, and may … Read More

No Gym, No Problem

· · Heart Health
Chances are your local fitness center is closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If it’s not, you’re wise not to work out in a crowded gym populated by people breathing heavily, exhaling saliva droplets, and touching the same exercise equipment as you—essentially, the equivalent of pumping iron in a … Read More

Manage Your Stress During the Coronavirus Crisis

· · Heart Health
“Excessive anxiety is a common response to situations like this and we need to manage our own anxiety as best as we can,” says Maurizio Fava, MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the Division of Clinical Research at the Mass General Research Institute. Dr. Fava is also … Read More
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When Will COVID-19 End?

· · Heart Health
On Monday, March 16, President Trump predicted that the COVID-19 outbreak could go on until July or August, prompting a collective gasp among Americans who had been hoping for a quicker resolution. While there are too many variables at play to know for sure when this will end, experts are … Read More

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