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Pennsylvania makes more people eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Quamea Richards, left, and Tawanna Thomas of AMI Health, prepare for a long line of patients at a drive-up COVID-19 testing facility at the Georgian Place in Somerset, Pa., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (John Rucosky/Tribune-Democrat via AP) By Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  Last Friday, Pennsylvania released an updated coronavirus vaccine plan that makes…

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China: WHO experts arriving Thursday for virus origins probe

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Chinese paramilitary police wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus stand guard near the portrait of Chinese leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. COVID vaccine shots will be free in China, where more than 9 million doses have been give…

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Improve your mental health with better sleep

January 14, 2021

Family Features For some, the holidays may be the happiest season of all, but for others the hectic pace and endless to-do lists can take a real toll on their mental health. This year, the impact is heightened by a global health pandemic.  According to a survey from Mattress Firm, more than 60 million Americans…

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Fast rollout of virus vaccine trials reveals tribal distrust

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Dakotah Lane, right, looks on as Dr. Cristina Toledo-Cornell explains possible arm soreness to James Scott after Scott received the first COVID-19 vaccination given to a Lummi Nation tribal member Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, on the Lummi Reservation, near Bellingham, Wash. The Native American tribe began rationing its first 300 doses of…

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Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake

January 8, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Mondo Kayo parades down Chartres Street during Mardi Gras, in New Orleans. A subdued Carnival season begins Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year….

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Winter wellness: Three expert tips to boost overall health

January 8, 2021

BPT As we head into the chillier months, the winter season brings simple pleasures such as hot cocoa, holiday music and cozy nights by the fireplace. However, the hustle and bustle of the season can also take a toll on your well-being. Stress and unhealthy eating associated with seasonal celebrations are paired with colder weather…

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Overcoming the mask

December 31, 2020

Tips for communicating through COVID-19 Family Features It can be challenging to communicate through masks, 6-feet of social distance, physical barriers and other factors due to COVID-19 that have changed daily life.  For people with hearing loss, this is an especially challenging time. In a telling sign of increased hearing difficulty, usage of online hearing…

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Black doctor dies of COVID after racist treatment complaints

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Susan Moore  (Photo/Facebook) ASSOCIATED PRESS  INDIANAPOLIS  — A Black doctor who died battling COVID-19 complained of racist medical care in widely shared social media posts days before her death, prompting an Indiana hospital system to promise a “full external review” into her treatment. Dr. Susan Moore, 52, tested positive for COVID-19 late…

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Surging virus, plummeting temperatures challenge shelters

December 31, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Jose Ortiz pauses, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at the ladder to the residence he built in the homeless encampment known as the Jungle in Ithaca, N.Y. When Ortiz tested positive for COVID-19 last month, he was able to isolate at his elaborately crafted shelter, which includes a “treehouse” about waist-high with a wood…

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