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Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A COVID-19 patient has his temperature taken, at the Farcha provincial hospital in N’Djamena, Chad, Friday April 30, 2021. While the world’s wealthier nations have stockpiled coronavirus vaccines for their citizens, many poorer countries are scrambling to secure enough doses, and some, like Chad, have yet to receive any. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) By…

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Why it’s never too early to make a long-term care plan

May 7, 2021

STATEPOINT Americans are living longer than ever before, and with continually rising health care costs, the need for a long-term care solution becomes more of a “when” than an “if” situation, according to financial experts, who warn that Americans are largely waiting too long to plan and prepare. “Many people wait until they’re in their…

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

May 7, 2021

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks…

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Avocado Date Shake!

May 1, 2021

Recipe and photo by Moni Rose Jones Try out one of my favorite smoothies I love to make: the avocado date shake. This sweet n’ tasty shake is real simple to make. Although it is a shake, you can also eat with a spoon instead of using a straw. The dates are really sweet so…

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Masked and unmasked pedestrians walk along the Las Vegas Strip, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of…

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Four tips to make your next colonoscopy more comfortable

April 30, 2021

BPT Are you due for a colonoscopy? The American Cancer Society recommends that anyone 45 and older, who is of average risk for colorectal cancer, should begin getting this essential screening. Your healthcare provider will recommend regular screenings every 10 years – or more frequently, depending on your age, health considerations and family medical history….

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Six tips for controlling your high blood pressure

April 23, 2021

BPT Did you know high blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and “The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension,” nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, yet only 1 in 4 has their hypertension…

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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. More Black Americans say they are open to taking the coronavirus vaccine amid campaigns to overcome a shared historical…

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Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cole Smith receives a Moderna variant vaccine shot from clinical research nurse Tigisty Girmay at Emory University’s Hope Clinic, on Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Smith, who received Moderna’s original vaccine a year ago in a first-stage study, said returning wasn’t a tough decision. (AP Photo/Ben Gray) By Lauran Neergaard…

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Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People walk through Terminal 4 of the Sky Harbor International Airport, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Phoenix. (Kirby Lee via AP) By Candice Choi ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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