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Your eyes hold the key to your true biological age, study finds
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Your eyes hold the key to your true biological age, study finds

The eyes may offer a “window into the soul,” as poets say, but they also have a lot to say about your health. Dry eyes can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis. High levels of cholesterol can cause a white, gray or blue ring to form around the colored part of your eye, called the…MORE

Oklahoma City hospitals are at breaking point, health care system leaders say
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Oklahoma City hospitals are at breaking point, health care system leaders say

Oklahoma City hospitals are short of staff and overwhelmed, with no ICU or inpatient beds available as the Omicron variant causes a surge of Covid-19 patients, according to an open letter from leaders of the city’s four major health care systems. “Our emergency departments are overflowing. Our caregivers are still strong, but they are exhausted.…MORE

Why therapists ARE talking about Bruno — and all the other ‘Encanto’ characters
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Why therapists ARE talking about Bruno — and all the other ‘Encanto’ characters

Kadesha Adelakun bought toys from “Encanto” before she even had a chance to see the movie. She knew characters from a multiracial Afro-Latino family would be an important addition to her office in Kennesaw, Georgia, where she holds play therapy sessions and makes a point of finding toys that reflect the diversity of her young…MORE

Omicron might mark the end of Covid-19’s pandemic phase — unless a certain scenario happens, Fauci says
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Omicron might mark the end of Covid-19’s pandemic phase — unless a certain scenario happens, Fauci says

It’s still too early to predict whether Omicron’s rapid spread will help push coronavirus from the pandemic phase to a more manageable endemic phase — but “I would hope that that’s the case,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. A disease that is endemic has a constant presence in a population but does not affect an…MORE

Fourth vaccine dose boosts antibodies, researchers say, but likely not enough to prevent Omicron breakthrough infections
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Fourth vaccine dose boosts antibodies, researchers say, but likely not enough to prevent Omicron breakthrough infections

Early data out of Israel suggests that a fourth dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccine can bring an increase in antibodies — more than what’s been seen after a third dose — but it still might not be enough to protect against breakthrough infections caused by the Omicron variant. “These are very…MORE

CDC’s suggestion to cancel football, band in nearly every US school called ‘unrealistic’
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CDC’s suggestion to cancel football, band in nearly every US school called ‘unrealistic’

If the scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had their way, to curb the spread of Covid-19 right now, nearly every US school would cancel football, wrestling, band and loads of other mainstay school activities. In another piece of guidance, the CDC tells people who’ve recovered from Covid-19 that they can…MORE

The Omicron surge hasn’t peaked nationwide, and ‘the next few weeks will be tough,’ US surgeon general says
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The Omicron surge hasn’t peaked nationwide, and ‘the next few weeks will be tough,’ US surgeon general says

Areas that were among the first to get hit hard by the Omicron variant are starting to see their Covid-19 numbers level off or even improve. But that’s not the case for much of the country, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said. “There are parts of the country — New York, in particular, and…MORE

Forget New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to commit to stop doing things that don’t work for you
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Forget New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to commit to stop doing things that don’t work for you

Refreshed. Renewed. Ready for 2022. NOT. In past years, returning from the holidays came replete with new energy to start the year. There were resolutions (be more active!) and lofty goals (write the book!) and restored energy to commit to them. Staring down the barrel of 2022, though, the thought of conjuring energy to resolve…MORE

Question of the Day

Jan 19

Q: Nearly 60-percent of pet owners have considered getting one of these for their pet… A:  A pet (companion)

Jan 18

Q: 48-million American households still have one of these and use it… A: TV antenna

Jan 14

Q:  About ¼ of vegetable acreage harvested in Pennsylvania was sweet corn, what was the second-most harvested by acreage? A:  Green beans