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US health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

August 20, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: An information sign regarding COVID-19 vaccines is seen outside of a CVS store in Chicago, Ill., Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave final approval Friday to start administering Covid-19 booster shots to Pfizer and Moderna vaccine recipients hours after a key panel unanimously voted to endorse third…

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Philadelphia: Colleges, health care workers must get vaccine

August 20, 2021

ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia health care workers, college students and higher education employees will be required to be vaccinated by mid-October under new mandates announced by the city’s Public Health Department last Friday. The mandates were passed last Thursday night by the Board of Health, which provides guidance to the city’s health department, said…

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Navigating your health over 65

August 12, 2021

FAMILY FEATURES Taking care of your health, especially over age 65, requires an understanding of your personal needs. Proper medical care isn’t one-size-fits-all, so finding the right services and providers may take some research and thoughtful consideration as it relates to your unique circumstances. Consider these tips from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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Weary US businesses confront new round of mask mandates

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A sign advises shoppers to wear masks outside of a story Monday, July 19, 2021, in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County has reinstated an indoor mask mandate due to rising COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) By Dee-Ann Durbin ASSOCIATED PRESS  Businesses large and small, from McDonald’s and Home…

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Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia. New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health care providers are among…

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Fun, on-the-go health hacks: Make every bite count with whole-grain popcorn snacks

August 6, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Blueberry and Pomegranate Power Bars FAMILY FEATURES As many people start getting back into normal routines, they’re returning to familiar on-the-go lifestyles by heading back to work, traveling to new destinations and enjoying time with loved ones.  While you get out to explore and gather with family and friends again, remember you’ll need…

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Summer food program ensures good nutrition for kids

July 30, 2021

Healthy eating is as important as ever as the recovery begins The Philadelphia Housing Authority’s (PHA) school age residents and those in surrounding neighborhoods will have access to healthy breakfasts and lunches this summer, as the pandemic recovery continues.  “Access to good, nutritional hot meals is critical to the overall development of young people in…

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Updated mask recommendations due to the COVID delta variant

July 30, 2021

James Garrow  Board of Health Department of Public Health  Countries around the globe, and states throughout the United States, are seeing the number of people infected with COVID rise as the delta variant spreads. Even here in Philadelphia, we’re seeing more people test positive.  Because of the rapid increase in cases here and around the…

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US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

July 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Nurses and doctors in the CoxHealth Emergency Department in Springfield, Mo., don personal protective equipment to treat patients with COVID-19. Across the U.S., the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the U.S. rose over the past two weeks on Tuesday, July 21. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP) By Heather Hollingsworth…

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