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Health

Mistrust lingers in Black communities amid 988 launch

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, speaks at the podium during a press conference on the kickoff of 988, a new national mental health hotline, in West Philadelphia, Friday, July 15, 2022. The press conference took place in front of the Contemplation, Clarity and Resilience mural by artist…

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Millennial Money: Getting therapy when cost is a barrier

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A woman walks inside a hallway on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pa. There are several things that can prevent you from getting therapy or other mental health treatment. A social stigma against needing that kind of help is a big one, as is the inability…

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UN health agency chief declares monkeypox a global emergency

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A man gets his Monkeypox vaccine taken by a healthcare worker at Eugene A. Obregon Park in Los Angeles on July 20, 2022. (Ringo Chiu via AP) By Maria Cheng ASSOCIATED PRESS  LONDON — The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an…

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Sunny Summertime Safety: Tips for enjoying the great outdoors

July 22, 2022

FAMILY FEATURES A bright, sunny day offers opportunities for warm-weather fun. To make the most of your summer, you’ll need to take a few steps to enhance the experience and ensure you’re ready for whatever the day may bring. When it’s time to head outside, consider these tips from the experts at CURAD(r) to protect…

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Boost baby’s brain development with three key prenatal nutrients

June 24, 2022

BPT As exciting as a new pregnancy can be, it can also be equally as overwhelming. There is a lot to be done in only nine months’ time. To set your baby up for success, doctors recommend taking a prenatal vitamin supplement daily to help with the development of your baby’s body and brain. While…

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Staying socially active may enrich mental fitness

June 10, 2022

BPT When you think about exercise, you likely think about the physical health benefits of working out. Many people exercise regularly to lose or maintain weight, improve muscle tone and strength or increase flexibility. For seniors, physical activity can help them stay mobile and, as a result, stay independent for longer. However, the benefits of…

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