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3:55 AM / Thursday January 21, 2021

Health

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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Make disability insurance work for you when you can’t

August 7, 2020

FAMILY FEATURES Millions of Americans are out of work right now, but even without the pandemic, millions more are sidelined every year by something more common: an accident, illness or injury that causes a disability. In fact, more than 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will suffer a disability that keeps them out of work…

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Strengthen mental health by embracing culture

August 7, 2020

Family Features One in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and adult African Americans are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues compared to the general population.  “The factors that cause or exacerbate mental illness are often found in higher numbers among minorities,” said…

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SUN EXCLUSIVE: COPY OF VIDEO: Philadelphia Library Board Meeting with the Concerned Black Workers of Free Library of Philadelphia July 27, 2020

August 4, 2020

NOTE: No login needed. Hit play button and fast forward to 7min. 21 second mark where meeting begins. SUN EXCLUSIVE: COPY OF VIDEO: Philadelphia Library Board Meeting with the Concerned Black Workers of Free Library of Philadelphia July 27, 2020 MEETING BEGINS AT 7min. 21 sec mark: board agenda given by chairwoman Pamela Dembe: -Leslie Walker…

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Tricky situation: Inauguration Day is also move in/out day for Trump and Biden at the White House, could be complicated due to COVID

January 16, 2021

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Diaspora

Oklahoma begins Tulsa race massacre centennial remembrance

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this 1921 image provided by the Library of Congress, smoke billows over Tulsa, Okla....

Sports

The legacy of MLK and the sports world

January 14, 2021

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Entertainment

Eastern State Penitentiary commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with interactive virtual readings, poetry, and music

January 14, 2021

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Food And Beverage

Create quality school day meals with simple shortcuts

January 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Vegetable and Rice Power Bowls Family Features The seemingly constant rush of hectic school days...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff