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Health

COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

January 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Shyrel Ritter, a certified nursing assistant at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, receives her COVID-19 booster shot at her workplace in New York, Sept. 27, 2021. COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too. That’s leading to new restrictions on family visits…

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CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

January 21, 2022

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — U.S. health officials last Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Those kinds of masks are considered better at filtering the air. But they were in short supply previously, and…

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Do you know the difference between COVID-19 testing options?

January 21, 2022

BPT When you think about efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, vaccinations, hand washing, and masking likely come to mind. However, one important effort that must remain the first line of defense is effective testing. We cannot let our guards down. Testing, combined with other defensive measures, is essential to keeping ourselves and our…

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Stay home or work sick? Omicron poses a conundrum

January 14, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A medical technician performs a nasal swab test on a motorist queued up in a line at a COVID-19 testing site near All City Stadium Dec. 30, 2021, in southeast Denver. Millions of workers whose jobs don’t provide paid sick days are having to choose between their health and their paycheck as the…

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Five tips to help toddlers eat a nutritious diet

January 7, 2022

BPT As your baby becomes a toddler, it can be challenging to make sure they’re getting the recommended amounts of nutrients for healthy growth and development, like vitamin D, DHA, and iron. Toddlers are notoriously picky, and some use mealtime as an opportunity to assert their independence, which makes meals more challenging. Concerns about nutrition…

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Department of Health recommends Pfizer booster dose for children ages 12 and older following Federal approval

January 7, 2022

Pennsylvania urges eligible people to get booster five months after primary series  HARRISBURG, PA – Following the approval process by the federal government, the Department of Health confirmed that children ages 12 and older are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose five months after completing the primary series.   The five-month booster…

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The No Surprises Act

January 7, 2022

The No Surprises Act protects patients from surprise medical bills in situations where they have little to no control over who provides their care. What is a surprise medical bill? A surprise medical bill is an unexpected medical cost incurred by a patient when they’ve unknowingly obtained health care services by an out-of-network provider (a…

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EXPLAINER: What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

December 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Lyanna Escalante, 5, center, stands with her father, Robinson Escalante, center left in red jacket, of Washington, as a line of people waiting for COVID-19 testing curves through the entire park at a walk-up testing site at Farragut Square on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, just blocks from the White House in Washington. “Her…

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Recent News

Local

Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson releases statement in response to Philadelphia Water Department’s proposed rate increases  

February 3, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Katherine Gilmore Richardson (Photo/PHL City Council) Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At-Large) has released the following...

Entertainment

Philly Cultural Beat – February 2023

February 3, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Gregory Porter (Photos courtesy: Philly Cultural Beat) By Steve Bryant February’s designation as Black History...

Go With The-Flo

Priceless will sing in the Roz Live musical tribute “GLADYS” at 54 Below in New York City

February 3, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Priceless Photo courtesy:  Priceless By Flo Anthony Following her $24 million performance on Jan. 21...

Oasis

cj speaks…  Waiting on the Lord

February 3, 2023

No matter what is going on in your life, you rise to the occasion every day, whether...

Health

Are you ready to prioritize your health goals?

February 3, 2023

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Food And Beverage

Gift decadence during this season of love

February 3, 2023

FAMILY FEATURES Valentine’s Day may traditionally be a lovers’ holiday, but it’s also an opportunity to connect...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff