Some fitness trainers got vaccine as ‘health care workers’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some fitness trainers in California were able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after state health officials created a loophole that helped them qualify as health care workers.

In January, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines on vaccination allocation that classified outdoor recreation as health care, the first tier eligible to get the vaccine along with people over 75. Some fitness clubs jumped at … Read More

Some fitness trainers got vaccine as ‘health care workers’

Some fitness trainers in California were able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after state health officials created a loophole that helped them qualify as health care workers.

In January, the California Department of Public Health released updated guidelines on vaccination allocation that classified outdoor recreation as health care, the first tier eligible to get the vaccine along with people over 75. Some fitness clubs jumped at the chance

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CenterLight Health System, Friends of CenterLight Foundation Look Back on a Year of Impact Serving New York Seniors In Need

New York’s Largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Pivots to Serve Self-Isolating Participants During a Challenging 2020

BRONX, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 25, 2021

The Friends of CenterLight Foundation today announced that it was able to serve its members with new services and programming during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The Friends of CenterLight Foundation is part of CenterLight Health System, which operates Teamcare, New York’s largest Program of

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Biden health appointee Rachel Levine would be first transgender federal official confirmed by Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Dr. Rachel Levine, who has helped to lead Pennsylvania through an opioid crisis and now the COVID-19 pandemic, was picked Tuesday by President-elect Joe Biden to be his assistant secretary of health, putting her on track to be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people

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Study finds risk factors linked to COVID-19 mental health impacts for college students

Study finds risk factors linked to COVID-19 mental health impacts for college students
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A study of students at seven public universities across the United States has identified risk factors that may place students at higher risk for negative psychological impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Factors associated with greater risk of negative impacts include the amount of time students spend on screens each day, their gender, age and other characteristics.

Research has shown many college students faced

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Local health officials pleading for COVID-19 compliance

Leaders of the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team are emphasizing to the community that the local health care system is facing extremely serious strain and urgent help is needed.

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“Make no mistake – COVID-19 is real,” they said in a news release. “The impact on our healthcare system is real. Regardless of the myths spread about this virus online, one thing is certain: the higher the number of COVID-19

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Better Cannabis Stock: Cresco Labs vs. Harvest Health & Recreation

The rise of legal U.S. cannabis is one of the most promising growth trends in the market today. Over two-thirds of Americans now believe cannabis use should be legalized. In the recent November election, pro-cannabis ballot measures won five out of five state elections.

Unsurprisingly, U.S.-based cannabis stocks rose, though their companies still operate under a cloud of federal prohibition. Still, the best-run players should still have tailwinds well into

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Rosa Parks Circle ice rink to open Friday with health and safety protocols in place

This year, instead of arriving on a first-come/first-serve basis, skaters must reserve one-hour blocks of time.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids will once again transform into an ice rink for the winter season.  

The City announced Monday that the rink will open Dec. 18 and will remain open through Feb. 21, weather permitting. Admission to the rink will be $2, with skate rental included.

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Bay County health officials confirm hundreds of new COVID-19 cases in the past week

Bay County, Fla. (Press Release) –

Today, the Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) issued a weekly update on COVID-19. The percent positivity for new cases in Bay County residents has increased from 8.57 for the week of November 21 to 10.97 percent for the week for November 27. The COVID-19 daily reports continue to be updated daily and the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard also continues

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Ohio ski resorts focus on health and safety as winter approaches

Ed Balint
 
| The Repository

Brad Bowen is among the snowboarding enthusiasts counting down the days until Ohio’s ski resorts open. The 34-year-old Mayfield Heights man embraces the snow.

When there’s enough of it to consistently cover slopes in the region, Bowen plays out his wintertime ritual, standing atop an ivory hill and peering through his goggles at the terrain before accelerating and carving deep lines into the powdery canvas.

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Farmington closing some facilities to comply with public health order

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Opinion | As coronavirus tears through the country, public health measures can save lives

After several days, the plant partly came back online, and we squeaked through. We took our public health responsibility extremely seriously. We were ready to do whatever was necessary to preserve the public health.

Strong public health powers are vital for government to have and use. Every day we see the results of the failure to use them aggressively as the novel coronavirus rips through our country. Criminal law protects

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Suicides up in Dane County, mental health experts see link to COVID-19 | Local News



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Sarah Henrickson, a social worker with Journey Mental Health Center and a member of the Madison Police Department mental health unit, talks with Madison police officers during a joint patrol shift in 2018.




Suicides are up in Dane County this year compared to last year, especially among youth and young adults, with mental health providers seeing a link to

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‘Public Health in the Parks’ works to improve Bloomington’s Seminary Park


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A sign for the Seminary Park is seen on 100 W. Second St. The Bloomington Board of Park Commissioners approved the “Public Health in the Parks” program Sept. 1 and allotted $50,000 toward the program, which strives to support the community at Seminary Park with medical and personal resources.

Ethan Levy

  • People approached IU Health professionals under the cover of a red and white tent Monday in Seminary Park, receiving
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Intercultural Roots Launch New Response Project RIPPLES on World Mental Health Day

Featuring seven artists from seven continental time zones, Ripples reaches out to people across the world asking the question ‘What matters to you?’

Intercultural Roots Launch New Response Project RIPPLES on World Mental Health Day

This weekend, International Roots launched their new initiative Ripples to create a global collage of hopes, challenges and the things that matter to people the most. The project aims to amplify diverse voices across the seven continental time zones by creating a platform for artistic responses to

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Pennsylvanians must address mental health challenges as the pandemic persists | Opinion

Hard data shows how devastating coronavirus pandemic has been to our commonwealth and nation. In Pennsylvania more than 158,000 of our fellow citizens have been infected with COVID-19 and we have suffered 8,142 deaths. More than 10% of Pennsylvanians are unemployed.

Taken one at a time, each of these “numbers” is jarring. It can be overpowering to step back and realize that every death, hospitalization, and lost job or closed

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Will UConn play football this year? Public health experts unsure about fall sports during coronavirus pandemic

Currently, UConn football players are on campus in Storrs. They have been tested for COVID-19. They have passed through a modified quarantine period during which they remained in small groups. They have completed strength and conditioning workouts. They have begun on-field activities.

But no one knows for sure whether they’ll actually get to play.

Amid a raging pandemic, public health experts both nationally and in Connecticut have raised eyebrows about

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Opening border could ‘waste’ Canada’s efforts, vaccine may not be available until 2021, health official warns

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to

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11 of the biggest myths about coronavirus, according to the World Health Organisation

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Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began making headlines across the world, there has been confusing and sometimes conflicting advice. Should we wear masks, should we not; does wearing gloves help; can the virus be spread from pets to humans – the list goes on.

Despite the plethora of information about the Covid-19 outbreak, the main guidance has largely remained the same for several months, albeit with slight updates:

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Teladoc Health, Zoom Video Communications, Amazon, Costco Wholesale and Fiverr International

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – July 13, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Teladoc Health, Inc. TDOC, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ZM, Amazon AMZN, Costco Wholesale COST and Fiverr International FVRR.

Here are highlights from Friday’s

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