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COVID-19 Can Trigger Loss Of Smell, Taste; Dealing With Addiction In Quarantine

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The Coronavirus is causing some of those infected to lose their sense of taste and smell.

Professor Steven Munger, Director of the University of Florida's Center for Smell and Taste, joined us on the show to explain more about the loss of senses accompanying the virus. Munger and his team at UF health are conducting a study further into these symptoms, which launches April 15, 2020. Patients that have already been tested for COVID-19 are eligible to apply here

Related: Local, State And National Coronavirus Coverage

Coronavirus Commentary from Mike Favo

WJCT contributor Mike Favo, shared his thoughts on how COVID-19 has connected people and reminded them to care for eachother. 

Handling Addiction in Quarantine

For those dealing with addiction, self-isolation can be especially difficult. Tracy Collins, local media personality and author of Stumbling Into Sobriety along with Dr. Brian Jackson, Clinical Director, Greenfield Center Outpatient Alcohol Rehab & Drug Treatment Center, provided more information about how to receive help during quarantine. 

Meditation with Dan Nevins

In this time of isolation, many people are searching for ways to handle their stress. Dan Nevins, renowned yoga and meditation teacher, provided some advice on mindfulness. 

Going Green 

Joshua Rosenberg, founder at NATIVEJAX Permaculture Design shared tips on easy perennial gardens. 

Sarah Glenn can be reached at, 904-358-6317


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