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Health

EXPLAINER: What we know and don’t know on new COVID variant

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 holds a child on her back on a crowded sidewalk in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. As the world grapples with the emergence of the new variant of COVID-19, scientists in South Africa — where omicron was first identified…

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Racial disparities in kids’ vaccinations are hard to track

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cameron West, 9, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at Englewood Health in Englewood, N.J., Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Health systems have released little data on the racial breakdown of youth vaccinations, and community leaders fear that Black and Latino kids are falling behind. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By Annie Ma and Mike Melia ASSOCIATED…

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Four ways to achieve small wins toward your nutrition goals

November 25, 2021

BPT Face it — the past year has been tough. It’s been all too easy to lose track of your wellness goals, especially around nutrition. The good news is, you can get back on track by working toward “small wins” — simple steps that improve your nutrition — and celebrate each one to inspire further…

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Are you vaxxed? Some families face fraught divide over jabs

November 19, 2021

By Leanne Italie ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Thanksgiving is Jonathan Mitchell’s favorite holiday, usually spent with his wife co-hosting up to 20 loved ones. He’d been looking forward to the gathering this year after calling it off in 2020 due to the pandemic, but one of the most pressing issues of the times got…

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Universal Family of Schools hosts vaccine clinics

November 12, 2021

Universal Family of Schools are hosting a series of community vaccine clinics in conjunction with Penn Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots will be available to the general public.  Universal invites anyone interested in receiving their COVID-19 vaccine or booster to join them at the following schools:  Universal Daroff, 5630…

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EXPLAINER: What to know about vaccines for kids aged 5-11

November 5, 2021

By Lauran Neergaard ASSOCIATED PRESS Vaccinations finally are available to U.S. children as young as 5, to the relief of some parents even as others have questions or fears. Late Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the final OK for youngsters age 5 to 11 to get kid-size doses of the vaccine…

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EXPLAINER: Is it time to get a COVID-19 booster? Which one?

October 29, 2021

By Lauran Neergaard and Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED  PRESS  Millions more Americans just became eligible for COVID-19 boosters but figuring out who’s eligible and when can be confusing — and adding to the challenge is that this time around, people can get a different type of vaccine for that extra dose. A number of factors, including…

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CDC’s new education campaigns address increasing drug overdose deaths

October 21, 2021

BPT Drug overdoses have claimed nearly 900,000 lives over the past 20 years in the United States. Recent studies show that drug overdose deaths accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, outpacing overdose death rates from any previous year. Illegal drugs are more potent than ever before as many can be mixed or laced with fentanyl, an…

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Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless gun bill

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through on his veto threat...

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Mayor Kenney Issues Statement on the Resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid

December 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today accepted the resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid, effective immediately. “Today...

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Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom...

Politics

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle...

Sports

Playoffs? What Do You Mean, Playoffs?

December 3, 2021

If we learned nothing else from Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles should...

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