The coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is spreading rapidly across the United States and the world. While most infections are mild, early data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that coronavirus is highly contagious, and that it can cause serious respiratory complications in certain individuals.
In times of uncertainty, fear is rampant and there is much misinformation about this virus circulating the internet. However, you can depend on the experts at University Health News to bring you current and accurate information.
Please see the below list of dependable, factual news articles regarding to COVID-19, as well as additional relevant information. This page will be constantly updated with the most up-to-date information.
Here are the latest answers to some of the most common questions regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
The lack of a vaccine means it is vital to take the precautions that can help protect you from coronavirus.
What we do now will affect how long the outbreak lasts.
We are told washing our hands is critical to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But what can you do if you have extremely dry hands, cracked fingertips and dry knuckles. A UCLA Medical Center dermatologist explains.
We’re all trying to get through the COVID-19 scare. And that means less food shopping and more making do. Here are some ideas from the managing editor of Tufts’ Health and Nutrition Letter when you’re down to a few boxes of pasta.
Whole foods will not prevent you from contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus) and will not eliminate the virus from your body if you do test positive, but whole foods can help keep your body strong and healthy all the time so your cells are in a better position to fight all diseases.
Any medication you take for a chronic health condition should not be interrupted, if at all possible. Keep a list of all your medications in an easily accessible place, and make sure a family member or friend knows where it is.
How to protect yourself if your health is already compromised.
Watching or reading the news can be a little stressful even in the calmest of times. But when the daily headlines bring on a cascade of alarming health news about the current coronavirus pandemic, it’s only natural to feel overwhelmed and anxious.
You’re doing all you can to avoid being infected with COVID-19, but how do you know which products will provide the protection you need?
Cooped up because of COVID-19? You can still find many ways to stay active and fit at home.
Nicholas Turner, MD, MHSc, a medical instructor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center, answers our questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
We can all do our part to shop wisely and rationally and, in between, let’s practice ways to make our current home food supply last as long as possible.
The potential danger posed by this novel virus has everyone looking for ways to protect themselves and the ones they love. Making the decision to discontinue a medication without your doctor’s permission is never wise.
The risk of coronavirus being transmitted through tears is quite low, however it’s important to guard your eyes — as well as your hands and mouth — to prevent transmission of the virus.
Despite new discoveries and advances in medicine, hand hygiene is still an essential practice for preventing harmful germs from spreading.
Beware the sneeze! It bursts forth bearing droplets that can make us sick. How far does a sneeze travel? Science has the answer. (Or, look out for “multiphase turbulent buoyant clouds”!)
Feeling overwhelmed? These stress relief tips will take you from “aargh” to “ohm.”
Just because you may not have access to a gym, does not mean you cannot exercise. Here are some ways to help you get started on an at-home exercise program.
Getting started might be the hardest part, but once you get into a fitness routine, you’ll find that the benefits of exercise help in multiple areas of your life.