Millions of Californians who aren’t sick with COVID-19 are still managing a ton of stress — and that stress can manifest in real, physical pain. California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, created a series of guides to help people manage stress during this time of crisis.
California Surgeon General Dr. Burke Harris shares tips for dealing with toxic stress during the coronavirus pandemic. To start managing this stress, Dr. Burke Harris says people should simply acknowledge what’s going on. “This [pandemic] is certainly is a risk-factor for what we call toxic stress: The overactivity of the stress response that leads to increased risk of health problems like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and so on.”
California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, joins “Good Kids: Stay at Home Edition” remotely to share advice on how to talk to your kids about COVID-19, what all of us can do to help, and how to mitigate stress while stuck at home. “We’re all feeling a lot of stress right now. And I think for adults, we can kind of recognize it and say it. But for kids, oftentimes it doesn’t show up in the same way.”
Nadine Burke Harris is California’s first-ever surgeon general. Face2Face Africa details Burke Harris’ history-making feat follows the creation of the new role in 2019 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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California Surgeon Dr. Nadine Burke Harris joins Nickelodeon’s “The Kids’ Guide to Coronavirus with Kristen Bell” to discuss tips for reducing stress at home during the pandemic. Feature begins at 15:12.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California Surgeon General, and Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, provide guidance on actions providers can take to support the health and well-being of patients, health care teams, and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris speaks with Soren Gordhamer on how childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public awareness campaign to provide useful information to Californians and inform them of actions they can take to further prevent the spread of the virus. The campaign is anchored by a new, consumer-friendly website that highlights critical steps people can take to stay healthy and resources available to Californians impacted by the outbreak, including paid sick leave and unemployment assistance.
Prolonged stress can have life-threatening consequences not only for adults but also for children. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can predispose them to any number of health problems later in life. In 2020, California is allocating $105 million to promote screening for ACEs, which have been shown to trigger toxic stress responses and epigenetic changes linked to a variety of health problems.