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Got Coronavirus Anxiety? These 5 Tips Can Help Calm Your Fears : Shots

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Anxiety thrives on uncertainty.

And, as the coronavirus spreads, our unanswered questions can make us feel vulnerable or fearful. “Will it come to my community” or “Am I at risk?’

“We’ve got national anxiety at the moment, a kind of shared stress, and we are all in a state of extreme uncertainty,” says Catherine Belling, an associate professor at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, who studies the role of fear and anxiety in health care.

And here’s a catch-22: The more you stress, the more vulnerable you can become to viruses, because stress can dampen your immune response.

But there are steps you can take to push back against the communal anxiety.

1. Plan ahead to feel more in control

Those of us prone to anxiety, like to be in control. So, if you take basic steps to

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Google Is Latest : NPR

Travel restrictions, canceled events and work from home policies are becoming the new normal at companies as coronavirus fears mount.

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Travel restrictions, canceled events and work from home policies are becoming the new normal at companies as coronavirus fears mount.

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Google is the latest company to cancel a big event and curb employee travel, as the global spread of the coronavirus outbreak has struck fear across the business world.

The tech company called off its flagship developers conference, called I/O, which was scheduled for May in Mountain View, Calif. Last year, the three-day event drew 7,000 attendees.

Google said the decision was “due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities.” People who already bought tickets to I/O will

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First Look: Taikang Nanjing International Medical Center

Inspiration for the design of Taikang Nanjing International Medical Center in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, expected to be completed in October 2022, draws from the site and the natural elements that exist together there. Specifically, the visual images, natural sounds, and feel of the mountains, wind, and water provided a “Healing Wave” concept that harnesses nature’s healing power and positive energy.

Design of the 1.8 million-square-foot medical center, by HDR, creates a strong connection with the existing hospital and future building sites, including a senior housing and senior care center. Energy savings and sustainability are important elements of the design, further supporting the connection to nature.

Project details:

Facility name: Taikang Nanjing International Medical Center

Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Expected completion date: October 2022

Owner: Taikang Healthcare

Total building area: 1.8 million sq. ft.

Total construction cost: N/A

Cost/sq. ft.: N/A

Architecture firm: HDR

Interior design: HDR

General contractor: CSCEC… Read More