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COVID-19 vaccine candidates: 6 front-runners

iStock/MarianVejcik(BOSTON) — BY: Dr. Chloë E. Nunneley As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, those who are not infected can protect themselves by avoiding close contact with others and aggressively washing their hands. But beyond this, many are desperately hoping for another form of protection: a vaccine.Vaccines work by exposing our bodies…read more »

How to help your eyes from feeling strained amid increased screen time

AntonioGuillem/iStock(NEW YORK) — With more Americans not going to the office in an attempt to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in the United States, working from home has become a regular routine.As a result, many people have increased the amount of time spent staring at their screens — including additional videoconferencing.ABC News spoke with…read more »

Tips to manage loneliness, anxiety while social distancing during coronavirus

franckreporter/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, Americans are being urged to stay home and practice social distancing to help “flatten the curve” or slow the spread of the outbreak.In a growing number of states across the country, that means all non-essential businesses are closed, all non-essential gatherings canceled, and millions…read more »

ICU nurse says ‘the best thank you is to stay home’

zoranm/iStock(BOSTON) — It was “sheer emotion” that prompted Stephanie Weinwurm, an intensive care unit nurse from Westborough, Massachusetts, who works at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, to write a heartfelt Facebook post begging people to stay home.”I had just gotten off three 12-hour shifts in a row,” she told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I…read more »