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Health Matters: Improving Southwest Florida’s Mental Health

COVID-19 brought many changes to how we live, think, and feel. “Something as typical as going to the grocery store became a challenge. We all can empathize with the feelings of helplessness, of worry, of fear,” said Meaghan Palumbo, a business development officer with Park Royal Hospital. Feelings health experts say can take a toll on our mental health. “We all, to a certain extent, experienced symptoms of mental illness and now we can normalize seeking help for those feelings,” said Palumbo. To help Southwest Florida better manage the behavioral health surge caused by the pandemic, health...

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Health Matters: Child Passenger Safety

It’s the leading cause of death in children under the age of 19. “We really stress the importance of buckling up your children, every time, every ride,” said Sally Kreuscher, a child advocacy program coordinator at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Health experts say it’s important to make sure a child’s car seat is the correct size for their height and weight. “Car seats are an extremely important piece to keep kids safe when traveling in the vehicle. To make sure that your car seat is installed properly it’s important to follow that manufacturer’s instructions,” she said....

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Health Matters: Trauma Awareness

From car crashes to drownings, even falls, the Lee Health Trauma Center has treated patients with a variety of injuries for 27 years. “It’s important to recognize that between the ages of 1-44, trauma remains the leading cause of death, more so than any other illness,” said Dr. Sergey Kozyr, a trauma surgeon with Lee Health. Which is why for the last 32 years, Lee Health has developed multiple programs to teach the community how to prevent a serious injury. “Trauma services here at Lee Health have dedicated a lot of time, a lot of resources, and a lot of personnel on a lot of these programs....

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Health Matters: What’s Causing Your Double Vision?

When images start to look different and blurred, doctors say you could be experiencing double vision. “The images can be separated horizontally, vertically, or on an angle, or it can be a slight blurring on the object if the double vision is very minimal,” said Lee Health pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Shauna Berry. Dr. Berry says several causes can lead to double vision. “It can be either an issue with the nerve that supplies the muscle of the eye. It can be a problem with the junction between the nerve and the eye muscle or it can be an issue with the eye muscle itself,” she said. But...

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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Monday, May 10

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Monday, May 10. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,272,102 (+2,296)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 36,498 (+53)   TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 130,309 (+ 185)   LEE COUNTY – 71,242 (+131) | 973 (+0)COLLIER COUNTY – 36,044 (+34) | 535 (+2)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –12,973 (+16) | 423 (+2)HENDRY COUNTY – 4,746 (+2) | 83 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY – 4,346 (+2) | 93 (+0)GLADES COUNTY – 958 (+0) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Monday, May 10 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2...

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Woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine

A 23-year-old woman was mistakenly given six doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The woman was administered the vaccine at the Noa hospital in Tuscany, central Italy, on Sunday. She has since been discharged from the hospital where she was being monitored for any adverse reaction, reported CNN. The patient, who is in “good health” with no underlying conditions, was kept in the hospital under strict observation for 24 hours and was discharged Monday, said hospital spokeswoman Daniella Gianelli. A health worker accidentally filled a syringe with an entire bottle of the...

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Dracula’s castle offers free COVID-19 vaccines to those brave enough to visit

 (CNN) — A Romanian castle said to be the home of Dracula is offering free COVID-19 jabs to visitors as part of a vaccination drive. Bran Castle, in Transylvania, announced its Pfizer BionTech Vaccine Marathon in a Facebook post published Friday. Completed in 1388, the castle sits outside the city of Brasov. It resembles the castle inhabited by Count Dracula, the main character in Irish author Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula,” published in 1897. Bran Castle, in Transylvania, announced its Pfizer BionTech Vaccine Marathon in a Facebook...

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Walk-up COVID vaccine appointments accepted as demand drops

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Gone are the days of 3 a.m. alarms just to score a coronavirus vaccine appointment. Now, people can walk into a Publix, CVS or Walgreens in Florida and get a COVID-19 shot. No appointment needed. At Publix, customers can choose from the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Although walk-ups are allowed, Publix recommends that people make online appointments to help with efficiency. CLICK HERE to sign up for an appointment. The post Walk-up COVID vaccine appointments accepted as demand drops appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Sunday, May 9

Data per the Florida Department of Health as of Sunday, May 9. Additional case data compares to the previous update. TOTAL CASES IN FLORIDA: 2,269,806 (+3,321)TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA: 36,445 (+33)   TOTAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 130,124 (+270) LEE COUNTY – 71,111 (+172) | 973 (+0)COLLIER COUNTY – 36,010 (+69) | 533 (+0)CHARLOTTE COUNTY –12,957 (+23) | 421 (+1)HENDRY COUNTY – 4,744 (+3) | 83 (+0)DESOTO COUNTY – 4,344 (+3) | 93 (+0)GLADES COUNTY – 958 (+0) | 19 (+0) The post Southwest Florida coronavirus case totals for Sunday, May 9 appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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Publix to offer walk-up COVID vaccines at Florida pharmacies

FLORIDA – Publix locations in Florida will start offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday, May 10, Publix officials said. Publix currently offers the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Vaccines will be administered via both walk-up and scheduled appointments as supply allows. Customers who decide to receive the Moderna vaccine will automatically be given an appointment for a second dose. Appointments can be made at publix.com/covidvaccine. Anyone 18 and older who is eligible to receive the vaccine can get it at Publix. Publix operates over 1,200 stores across...

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