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Health

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?

December 30, 2021

By Lauran Neergaard ASSOCIATED PRESS  Yes, U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for younger children after millions of 12- to 17-year-olds already safely got the shot, the only one available for children in the country. More than 5 million children ages 5 to 11 have gotten a first dose since early November, and government safety monitoring…

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Debunking common misconceptions about gout

December 30, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES When many people think of gout, they often picture swelling and pain in the big toe. However, gout — an extremely painful form of inflammatory arthritis — can occur in any joint when high levels of uric acid in the blood lead to the formation of urate crystals. If your body creates too…

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Restaurants anxious as omicron, high food costs take toll

December 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Amy Brandwein, chef and owner of Centrolina, prepares a dish in her restaurant kitchen, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Washington. While restaurants in the U.S. and United Kingdom are open without restrictions and often bustling, they are entering their second winter of the coronavirus pandemic anxious about what’s ahead. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By…

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Straight facts about Omega-3s and heart health

December 17, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Many people are familiar with omega-3 fatty acids, and some of those at risk for heart disease take them as dietary supplements. However, according to a Harris Poll commissioned by Amarin Pharma, Inc., some people have limited understanding of the risks and benefits of these dietary supplements. Heart disease is the leading killer…

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Philadelphia to require vaccine proof for indoor dining

December 17, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) AP–Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related establishments starting Jan. 3, city and public health officials announced Monday. Public Health Director Cheryl Bettigole said Philadelphia has seen infection rates double in the last few weeks and hospitalizations increase…

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The AP Interview: Scientist says omicron was a group find

December 10, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Sikhulile Moyo, virologist at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, speaks at a study team meeting for the Botswana Combination Prevention Project (BCPP) in Botswana. Moyo, who may well have discovered the omicron variant, says he’s been through a “rollercoaster of emotions” — the pride of accomplishment followed by dismay over the…

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EXPLAINER: What we know and don’t know on new COVID variant

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 holds a child on her back on a crowded sidewalk in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. As the world grapples with the emergence of the new variant of COVID-19, scientists in South Africa — where omicron was first identified…

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Racial disparities in kids’ vaccinations are hard to track

November 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cameron West, 9, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at Englewood Health in Englewood, N.J., Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Health systems have released little data on the racial breakdown of youth vaccinations, and community leaders fear that Black and Latino kids are falling behind. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By Annie Ma and Mike Melia ASSOCIATED…

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Four ways to achieve small wins toward your nutrition goals

November 25, 2021

BPT Face it — the past year has been tough. It’s been all too easy to lose track of your wellness goals, especially around nutrition. The good news is, you can get back on track by working toward “small wins” — simple steps that improve your nutrition — and celebrate each one to inspire further…

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Are you vaxxed? Some families face fraught divide over jabs

November 19, 2021

By Leanne Italie ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Thanksgiving is Jonathan Mitchell’s favorite holiday, usually spent with his wife co-hosting up to 20 loved ones. He’d been looking forward to the gathering this year after calling it off in 2020 due to the pandemic, but one of the most pressing issues of the times got…

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