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Hello and happy December 32nd! Oh wait, we are being told it’s officially a new year/dawn/lease on life….to which we say, hooray, and let us hope for the best! There’s nothing we can say about 2020 that hasn’t already been memorialized in a witty meme, but here’s an attempt at some reflections on the year
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As vaccinations remain to be slowly dispersed across the country, the level of new COVID-19 situations in the United States hit a plateau over the 2-week Christmas holiday break. However, specialists state the nation must expect one more surge in mid-January as a result of vacation celebrations in addition to the number of people who
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Update on COVID-19 numbers Around the world, there have actually been more than 86 million verified cases and greater than 1.86 million associated fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins College. The United States has reported 20.9 million verified situations. Nevertheless, as a result of a lack of screening, the number of real instances might be far
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Over half of individuals birthed with 1 of 4 genetic conditions experience signs of autism, in spite of not getting approved for an official medical diagnosis, according to new study conducted at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. ” Several hereditary conditions have been linked to autism, and these conditions are progressively being identified within
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Five tips to help you manage feelings of guilt in the coronavirus pandemic When my best friend recently admitted to me that she feels terribly guilty for contracting COVID-19, I was truly surprised. She had in no way brought the virus on herself, so how could she feel guilty for being so poorly? So I
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Suicide is the second highest cause of death in adolescents; almost 1 in 5 adolescents consider suicide, and more than 1 in 10 come up with a plan. For Black youth, those ideas are increasingly turning into action. In a study published in 2019 regarding trends in adolescent suicide, the data showed that between 2007
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This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler and Albert Cai The Hello Dexcom 10-day sample kit includes a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor, instructions for set up, and guidance for getting the most out of your glucose data. Ask your healthcare team to order the device for you in the
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Stephen Manderson, also known as Professor Green, shares his thoughts on gut health, mental health, the passion behind his business Aguulp and his amazing plans for the future Reflecting on a year that was unexpected for all of us, Stephen Manderson joined Happiful’s podcast lineup in late 2020 to share his life-long journey with gut
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COVID-19 vaccines have been at the forefront of the media, and clinicians administered the first vaccinations in December 2020. However, the vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna raised public concern following the reports of potential allergic reactions.  As of the 4th January 2021, 4,563,260 Americans have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According
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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with disabilities has not received much attention, perhaps because the disease disproportionately affects older individuals. In this special issue of the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine experts assess the impact of the pandemic on pediatric patients with special needs, their caregivers, and healthcare providers. They also focus
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If you’re looking for a fun way to add physical activity into your new year, look no further than your Nintendo Switch.  A small team of developers at Nintendo created Jump Rope Challenge as a pet project to add some fitness to their routines, and now it’s a free download on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
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Does the presence of hospital clowns help or hinder the recovery rate of patients? A recent review published by BMJ aimed to determine what effect if any, they have on patients being treated for acute and chronic conditions. Since the early 1900’s, hospital clowns have been using stories, magic, juggling, and other amusing tactics to
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Writer, creator of the Babes About Town blog, and mum of two football-loving boys, Uju Asika shares thoughts from her new book Bringing Up Race: How to raise a kind child in a prejudiced world, and why she believes kindness is key in every conversation As a woman who wears many hats – including author,
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There is a large concern for the increasing popularity of vaping among young adults. Studies show that inhaling aerosolized e-liquids, which contain toxicants, can significantly affect respiratory health. Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive in vaping products and is by far one of the largest contributors to lung injuries in young adults. But
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