MD NOW® Offers FREE Flu Shots at All 50+ Florida Locations

With flu season coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, MD Now is offering free flu shots to help keep communities healthy and safe Indian River County – MD NOW® Urgent Care, the largest and one of the fastest growing urgent care providers in Florida, is offering flu shots* free of charge at all of its 50+ locations in Florida. The CDC recommends that all people six months of age and older get a yearly flu vaccine, and now with flu season and COVID-19 happening at the same time, health officials say getting a flu shot is more important than ever. The flu vaccine reduces your chances of getting the flu by 40-60% and statistics from the 2018-2019 flu season show the vaccine prevented an...

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How to read coronavirus news and learn what you actually need to know about staying safe in the pandemic

The news helps people navigate a complex and changing pandemic world. But they may not always remember what they need to. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes With COVID-19, a news story that may be 100% accurate can still unintentionally mislead readers about the greatest threats of the pandemic. The unintended outcome results from a lesson taught to every journalism student: Use “real people” to “humanize” the news. The “real person” in COVID-19 stories may be a mom concerned about her child getting sick in the classroom, used as an example in an article about schools reopening. It may be the family member of a person who died from COVID-19, who gives a moving account for a story about the virus’s...

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The effect of COVID-19 on pediatric care and children’s hospitals

On March 13, 2020, the president of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.(1) Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 380,000 children have tested positive, representing approximately 9.1% of the population in the U.S.(2) The overall rate of positive pediatric cases is 501/100,000.(3) The incidence of severe illness due to COVID-19 in the pediatric population is rare among children; however, the financial effect that COVID-19 has had on pediatric care and moreover, children’s hospitals is critical.(4) The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises: Children’s hospitals have taken equivalent financial damage...

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Miller School Researcher Wins NIH Avenir Award to Pursue Innovative Opioid Addiction Research

Luis M. Tuesta, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded the Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study the epigenetic mechanisms of microglial activation and their role in shaping the behavioral course of opioid use disorder. The goal is to find new therapeutic targets to prevent opioid relapse and achieve long-term abstinence. Dr. Tuesta and the Miller School will receive $2.3 million over five years from the NIH. He is one of four researchers in the country to receive the award grant in 2020. Dr. Tuesta joined the...

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