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US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cars are lined up at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients….

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Should you be evaluated for ADHD? It’s not just a kid thing

July 3, 2020

ADHD is not a kid thing – 11 million adults have it and only one in five are properly diagnosed. BPT If you are among the millions of adults in the U.S. who do not know they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the past several months of social distancing have been a particularly steep battle. Our…

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Local healthcare logistics expert says proper safeguards and procedures will keep us safe

June 29, 2020

By Afea Tucker Healthcare logistics expert Dr. Larry Caplin provided recommendations to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 as Philadelphia gets closer to Pennsylvania’s “green phase” of reopening. “Helping employees safely get back to work here at DOCS Health has become my mission,” Caplin, a 30-year decorated health logistics professional and DOCS Health CEO, said. Many…

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US virus cases surge to highest level in 2 months

June 25, 2020

By Nick Perry And Ken Moritsugu ASSOCIATED PRESS  BEIJING — New coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the outbreak. The U.S. on Tuesday reported 34,700 new cases of the virus, according to a tally compiled…

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Managing pain after surgery: Looking beyond opioids

June 25, 2020

BPT If you have upcoming surgery planned, one of your concerns may be post-surgical pain. With all the news coverage about the opioid crisis in the United States, you probably have questions about the best kind of pain relief for you. You may want to know how you can recover quickly, with as little discomfort…

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Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lockdowns

June 19, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this May 27, 2020, file photo, visitors to the River Walk pass a restaurant that has reopened in San Antonio. Coronavirus cases are rising in nearly half the U.S. states, as states are rolling back lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK  — States are…

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Disability benefits are vital for those facing medical issues

June 19, 2020

BPT No one ever anticipates a health problem so serious that they must stop working, especially when a leave of absence becomes one or two years out of work. Yet it happens every day to some of the 160 million workers in the U.S. labor force. People get hurt, learn they have a disease or…

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How your family can crush cabin fever

June 11, 2020

BPT It’s not always easy to be at home with kids day after day, but with a little creativity, you can beat cabin fever. Whether you’re in your own backyard or venturing out, there are plenty of things you can do to have fun together. Make sure to choose activities that are age-appropriate and that…

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Dr. Nina Anderson offers resources for sickle cell anemia

June 11, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Nina Anderson By Kharisma McIlwaine Dr. Nina Anderson, founder and executive director of Tova Community Health, in association with Tova Community Health Inc. in Delaware, has worked diligently throughout her career as an advocate for health in various facets.  After graduating from Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson College of Nursing with her doctorate,…

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A dozen new coronavirus cases are traced to beach gatherings

June 11, 2020

ASSOCIATED PRESS  A dozen new coronavirus cases in the Philadelphia area have been traced to someone who attended gatherings at beach houses at the Jersey Shore, according to the health department in suburban Bucks County. The department said 11 cases reported Saturday were linked to a New Jersey resident who was at gatherings in the…

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