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Don’t ignore heart attack symptoms, even during COVID-19

May 22, 2020

BPT It’s your heart. Don’t hesitate. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, doctors urge you to not delay seeking treatment because of COVID-19 concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors across the nation are reporting a sharp decline in patients coming to the hospital for heart attacks and strokes. These conditions don’t…

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VA says it won’t stop use of unproven drug on vets for now

May 22, 2020

By Hope Yen ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Facing growing criticism, the Department of Veterans Affairs said last Friday that it will not halt use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19 but that fewer of its patients are now taking it. In responses provided to Congress and obtained by The Associated Press, the…

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Spring cleaning for spring allergies: six steps from the experts

May 15, 2020

BPT As days grow longer and new blooms appear, it can only mean one thing: spring is here and with it comes the task of spring cleaning. For people with allergies, spring cleaning does more than spruce up a home. When done correctly, it removes dust, mold, dander and other allergy triggers so you can…

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City and Independence Blue Cross launch #MindPHL Together campaign to connect public to mental health resources

May 15, 2020

Campaign aims to reduce stigma, encourage Philadelphians to seek help Mayor Jim Kenney recently announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign which builds on national Mental Health Awareness Month. The #mindPHL Together campaign, sponsored by the City of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross, aims to: •  Bring an improved community understanding of mental…

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Finding peace in the pandemic

May 15, 2020

By Laura Vega, DSW, LCSW In these times of intense stress, it is most difficult to find our peace and balance. We are experiencing unprecedented times with daily increases in the number of COVID-19 positive cases and the number of deaths. Color-coded tracking maps magnify the power of the virus’ transmission across our counties, states,…

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Women, minorities shoulder front-line work during pandemic

May 8, 2020

By Mae Anderson, Alexandra Olson and Angeliki Kastanis associated press NEW YORK — As America tentatively emerges from weeks of lockdowns, it is becoming clear that the pandemic has taken its toll on workers who have been on the front lines all along. They have been packing and delivering supplies, caring for the sick and…

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How you can help children in poverty during the pandemic without leaving home

April 30, 2020

BPT While most of the world has hit pause on daily life, kindness and giving can be considered essential services. Socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 health pandemic are challenging families across the globe, as schools have closed, after-school meal programs have paused, businesses have shut down, and families are feeling greater strain on finances. Children…

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May 22, 2020

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