COVID, Politics Make Dry January Harder Than Ever

Tweet Sarah Moran, Chicago. Denise Hien, PhD,  director, Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. Carl Hart, PhD, Ziff professor of psychology, Columbia University, New York City. Angela Voulangas, Brooklyn, NY. Aaron Ahearn, Southern California. Twitter: @RepBrendanBoyle, Jan. 8, 2021; @zachbraff, Jan. 12, 2021; @007, Jan. 8, 2021. Instagram: #dryjanuaryfail. Article...
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Baseball Great Hank Aaron Dies at 86

Tweet Jan. 22, 2021 — Henry “Hank” Aaron, whose dramatic chase of the Major League home run record in 1974 made him a baseball legend, died Friday at his home in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves, his former team, announced Aaron’s death at age 86. He died in his sleep, The Associated Press reported, and no cause of death was immediately released. Aaron, born in Mobile, AL, during Jim Crow,...
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Biden Vows Healing and Action on COVID Pandemic

Tweet CSPAN: Jan. 16, 2021. President-Elect Joe Biden’s official transition website: Buildbackbetter.gov. Statement, Association of American Medical Colleges. Gary Puckrein, PhD, president and CEO, National Minority Quality Forum. Arthur Caplan, PhD, director, Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone Medical Center. Statement, Lisa Lacasse, president, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. White...
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For Biden, 100 Million Vaccinations in 100 Days Not Easy

Tweet By Victoria Knight Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (Kaiser News) — This story also ran on PolitiFact. It can be republished for free. It’s in the nature of presidential candidates and new presidents to promise big things. Just months after his 1961 inauguration, President John F. Kennedy vowed to send a man to the moon by the end of the decade. That pledge was kept, but many others...
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COVID-19 Ups Complication Risks During Childbirth

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women who have COVID-19 during childbirth are more likely to face complications than moms-to-be without the coronavirus, researchers say. Fortunately, the absolute risk for complications for any one woman is very low (less than 1%). But...
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Experts Call for Better Masks As Pandemic Rolls On

Tweet Abraar Karan, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Tom Frieden, MD, Resolvetosavelives.org. Monica Gandhi, MD, University of California, San Francisco. Alice Sato, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Cell: “Uniting Infectious Disease and Physical Science Principles on the Importance of Face Masks for COVID-19.”  JAMA...
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Go Low-Carb for Type 2 Diabetes Remission?

Tweet How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes By Amy Norton                HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Tough limits on carbohydrates in your meals can help get type 2 diabetes under control — but the benefits typically wane over time, a new research review shows. The analysis of 23 small trials found that low-carb diets worked better than...
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Nearly 45,000 Floridians Overdue for 2nd Second Vaccine

Tweet Jan. 20, 2021 — More than 1 million people in Florida have received a COVID-19 vaccine, but 44,500 are overdue for their second dose, according to the Florida Department of Health. The recommended timeframe to receive a second dose is 21 days for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 28 days for the Moderna vaccine. Those who don’t receive a second dose aren’t considered fully immunized...
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Black Americans Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates

Tweet By Hannah Recht and Lauren Weber Sunday, January 17, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Black Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to a new KHN analysis. About 3% of Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine so far. But in 16 states that have released data by race,...
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Do You Socially Distance? Your Income Might Matter

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Do you you keep 6 feet apart from others to help stop coronavirus spread? New research shows that the wealthier you were at the start of the pandemic, the more likely it is you’ll maintain social distance. The new study looked at social distancing and...
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