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6:34 AM / Thursday October 29, 2020

Health

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Voters line up at an early voting satellite location at the A. B. Day elementary school, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) By Scott Bauer ASSOCIATED PRESS  MADISON, Wis. — Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day are the latest…

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Overcoming the stigma of addiction is key to treatment

October 23, 2020

BPT Addiction is a chronic but treatable medical condition. Often unintentionally, many people still talk about addiction in ways that are stigmatizing-meaning they use words that can portray someone with a substance use disorder in a shameful way, which may discourage them from seeking treatment. To reduce harmful stigma and negativity around substance use disorders…

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Build a better health care budget

October 16, 2020

Family Features  Managing a chronic disease takes plenty of special planning and attention, and in many cases, a lot of money. In some cases, the expenses associated with disease management are overwhelming, forcing patients to skip essential treatments or medication and risk serious health complications. One example is diabetes. A study published in the “Journal…

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‘So frustrating’: Doctors and nurses battle virus skeptics

October 16, 2020

By Heather Hollingsworth ASSOCIATED PRESS  MISSION, Kan. — Treating the sick and dying isn’t even the toughest part for nurse Amelia Montgomery as the coronavirus surges in her corner of red America. It’s dealing with patients and relatives who don’t believe the virus is real, refuse to wear masks and demand treatments like hydroxychloroquine, which…

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The eyes don’t have it: Masks upset classroom communication

October 2, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this September 2, 2020 file photo, preschool teacher Mikki Laugier wears a protective mask as she guides students in a lesson at P.S.15 in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) By Shawn Marsh ASSOCIATED PRESS  Placing an order at a deli counter while…

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Top 10 family fitness lifestyle habits

September 25, 2020

By Catherine Holecko   A lifestyle of family fitness requires a commitment from your whole team. It will be much easier for children to accept — maybe even embrace — changes in their eating habits and activity levels if they are not going it alone. These recommendations apply to families in which someone needs to…

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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A “promotora” (health promoter) from CASA, a Hispanic advocacy group, tries to enroll Latinos as volunteers to test a potential COVID-19 vaccine, at a farmers market in Takoma Park, Maryland on Sept. 9, 2020. Minority enrollment in studies of two shots has inched up in recent weeks, but even more is needed this…

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Kevin Exil aka Biggs Mula: Fighting sickle cell while fighting for his dream

September 25, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kevin Exil aka Biggs Mula (Photo courtesy Kevin Exil) September is National Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month. By Kharisma McIlwaine Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells, causing them to become sickle or crescent shaped. The misshapen red blood cells have a hard time passing through…

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Virus America, six months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

September 18, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, paraprofessional Jaevon Walton, center, reminds a student to wear his face mask in a learning pod of second through seventh graders at Harvest Best Academy in Minneapolis. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File) By Ted Anthony ASSOCIATED PRESS  For years, Erin Whitehead has been…

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