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365ive Fitness and Boxing Loft

June 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Chris Smalls, owner-365ive Fitness and Boxing Loft By Kharisma McIlwaine The phrase “I’ve got to get my summer body ready!” has been echoing nationwide especially after the comfort and comfort food that the pandemic lock down provided. As the world is opening back up and fitness becomes more central to our day-to-day activities,…

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‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

June 17, 2021

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known as “Obamacare” on Thursday, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact in ruling that Texas, other…

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Experts see strides on AIDS, but COVID-19 halted progress

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health shows a human T cell, in blue, under attack by HIV, in yellow, the virus that causes AIDS. The virus specifically targets T cells, which play a critical role in the body’s immune response against invaders like bacteria and viruses….

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Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Aja Purnell-Mitchell, left, stands with her three children, Kyla, 13; Kyra, 15, and Cartier, 14, right, at a local food hub in Durham, N.C., on Friday, May 28, 2021, where they often help their mother. The teenagers have been learning remotely since last March but now plan to attend summer school after being…

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US agency loosens mask guidance for summer campers

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo shows a row of cabins at a summer camp in Fayette, Maine. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance saying kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions. Children who aren’t fully vaccinated should still…

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Four things to ask your doctor about online healthcare

June 3, 2021

BPT The COVID-19 pandemic changed how people think about healthcare. Interacting with your doctor has never been more critical, but now some or all of those interactions might occur online. The ability to make appointments online and see your physician without leaving home has benefits. In fact, Chilmark Research estimates that by 2025, 15 to…

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Assistance still available for renters amidst COVID-19 pandemic

May 28, 2021

BPT  Millions of people still find themselves confronting financial hardship and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For those finding it challenging to keep up with timely rental payments, resources and relief options are available including financial counseling, help communicating with landlords, state and local tenant protections, and even emergency rental assistance. To help renters…

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New COVID-19 cases plummet to lowest levels since last June

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia, Friday, May 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Stephen Groves ASSOCIATED PRESS  New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe COVID-19 cases and the…

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Three exercise tips to better your mental and physical well-being

May 21, 2021

BPT Physical and mental wellness are equally important and often intertwined, given many people take part in activities that simultaneously enhance both categories of health. However, the everyday demands of life paired with challenges during the pandemic have caused people to de-prioritize their physical and mental well-being. “There is a symbiotic relationship between mental and…

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PerformRx receives fourth consecutive URAC Drug Therapy Management Accreditation

May 14, 2021

PerformRx, a full-service pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, has announced that it has been awarded Drug Therapy Management (DTM) Accreditation from URAC. The Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization’s respected DTM Accreditation demonstrates to providers and payers that PerformRx meets the highest standards as they incorporate sophisticated…

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