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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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Detecting autism: What every parent should know about screening

September 17, 2020

BPT For a child with autism, an early diagnosis is one of the most important steps to help them achieve their brightest possible future. That’s why, even in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s vital for families to look out for the signs of autism in young children and seek diagnosis and intervention. While…

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HHS canceling ventilator contracts, says stockpile is full

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A ventilator is assembled at the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. The Trump administration is cancelling some of its remaining orders for ventilators, after rushing to sign nearly $3 billion in emergency contracts as the COVID-19 pandemic surged in the Spring. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) By Michael Biesecker ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON …

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Eggs are recommended as a nutrient-rich ‘first food’

September 10, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Savory Egg Veggie Pancakes Every bite counts for babies learning to eat Family Features Eggs are for everyone, including babies and toddlers, according to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that released its Scientific Report outlining nutritional recommendations for Americans. For the first time, this committee, comprised of leading doctors and nutrition scientists,…

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Katrina to COVID: New Orleans’ Black community pounded again

September 4, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mary and Barrett Duplessis pose for a portrait in their home in New Orleans, Wednesday, August 19,2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Rebecca Santana ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW ORLEANS — Levee breaches from Hurricane Katrina dumped six feet of water into the New Orleans home of Mary Duplessis and her husband in 2005. The house…

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Tips to make hand washing fun and effective for the whole family

August 28, 2020

BPT Before COVID-19, you probably didn’t put much thought into washing your hands. A bit of soap and a quick lather seemed adequate. Now, hand washing is center stage as a main step to fight the spread of the virus and help people of all ages stay healthy. Regular hand washing is one of the…

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Tips to get the whole family moving at home

August 21, 2020

FAMILY FEATURES With many families stuck at home juggling working remotely, homeschooling and trying to keep everyone happy and healthy, it can be easy to let an otherwise active lifestyle fall by the wayside. Regardless of age, being physically active provides numerous health benefits. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity…

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US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

August 14, 2020

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released last Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher…

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