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Health

Let’s play catch-up on routine childhood vaccinations

May 13, 2022

BPT  For many of us, life over the past two years has been anything but routine. We missed out on playdates, reunions with loved ones, in-person school activities, sports – in some cases, even our children’s regular doctor visits, putting them at risk of not being up to date on their routine vaccinations for serious…

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US pediatricians’ group moves to abandon race-based guidance

May 6, 2022

By Lindsey Tanner ASSOCIATED PRESS  For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. In a new policy announced Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance under the microscope to eliminate “race-based” medicine and resulting health disparities. A re-examination of AAP…

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Racial split on COVID-19 endures as restrictions ease in US

May 6, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Travelers sit in a waiting area at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, April 19, 2022. A federal judge’s decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it’s really time to end one of the most visible…

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What does a health and fitness coach do? Is it the career for you?

April 29, 2022

BPT Health solutions and preventative wellness have never been more crucial. Today, six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, many of which can be prevented by eating well, being physically active, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, and getting regular health screenings. People are increasingly choosing to prioritize their well-being today to enjoy…

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COVID shots still work but researchers hunt new improvements

April 29, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic in Reading, Pa. COVID-19 vaccinations are at a critical juncture as companies test whether new approaches like combination shots or nasal drops can keep up with a mutating coronavirus — even though it’s not clear if any change is needed….

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Justice Dept. to appeal order voiding travel mask mandate

April 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Travelers wearing protective masks as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus move about the a terminal at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 19, 2022. A federal judge’s decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it’s…

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DOJ: 21 people charged nationwide with $150M in COVID fraud

April 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Syringes and a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are displayed at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Batavia, Ill., on March 19, 2021. Moderna hopes to offer updated COVID-19 boosters in the fall that combine its original vaccine with protection against the omicron variant. On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, it reported a…

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Heart health: A focus on fish

April 21, 2022

BPT When it comes to heart health, lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise make a huge impact. As one of the most important organs in the body, keeping your heart in tip-top shape is essential. Luckily, according to registered dietitian Bianca Tamburello, foods that support a healthy heart are also great for overall wellness….

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