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Health

‘Aftershock’ puts human face to maternal health crisis in US

January 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Shawnee Benton Gibson, left, and Bruce McIntyre appear in “Aftershock” by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. (Kerwin Devonish/Sundance Institute via AP) By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS It was 2017 when filmmaker Paula Eiselt started seeing articles about rising…

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400,000 reached by the State of Black Health Summit on MLK holiday

January 28, 2022

PRNEWSWIRE CHICAGO — BlackDoctor.org (BDO), in partnership with the Rodham Institute at George Washington University, reached over 400,000 when they broadcast the State of Black Health Summit on the MLK holiday. This one-of-a-kind virtual summit tackled several health challenges disproportionately impacting the Black community, and offered real-time, real-life solutions to these issues to move Blacks…

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New conservative target: Race as factor in COVID treatment

January 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Nurse manager Edgar Ramirez checks on IV fluids while talking to a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 13, 2021. Some conservatives are taking aim at policies that allow doctors to consider race as a risk factor when allocating scarce COVID-19 treatments, saying the protocols discriminate against…

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COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

January 21, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Shyrel Ritter, a certified nursing assistant at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, receives her COVID-19 booster shot at her workplace in New York, Sept. 27, 2021. COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too. That’s leading to new restrictions on family visits…

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CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

January 21, 2022

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — U.S. health officials last Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Those kinds of masks are considered better at filtering the air. But they were in short supply previously, and…

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Do you know the difference between COVID-19 testing options?

January 21, 2022

BPT When you think about efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, vaccinations, hand washing, and masking likely come to mind. However, one important effort that must remain the first line of defense is effective testing. We cannot let our guards down. Testing, combined with other defensive measures, is essential to keeping ourselves and our…

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Stay home or work sick? Omicron poses a conundrum

January 14, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: A medical technician performs a nasal swab test on a motorist queued up in a line at a COVID-19 testing site near All City Stadium Dec. 30, 2021, in southeast Denver. Millions of workers whose jobs don’t provide paid sick days are having to choose between their health and their paycheck as the…

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Five tips to help toddlers eat a nutritious diet

January 7, 2022

BPT As your baby becomes a toddler, it can be challenging to make sure they’re getting the recommended amounts of nutrients for healthy growth and development, like vitamin D, DHA, and iron. Toddlers are notoriously picky, and some use mealtime as an opportunity to assert their independence, which makes meals more challenging. Concerns about nutrition…

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