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COVID 19 vaccine trials: The only side effect is hope
Thursday, October 1, 2020
It’s 6:30 a.m., her alarm is blaring, and all Dr. Cindy Gay wishes for is a couple more hours of sleep. But there are eggs to scramble, blueberry pancakes to cook and two young kids to wake, dress and feed. Gay and her husband take turns making coffee for the long day ahead and log the kids in for virtual learning. The babysitter arrives and Gay hops
Manage medical conditions during COVID-19
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Diabetes and heart disease are two preexisting medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients with two or more preexisting conditions have 4.5 times greater risk of needing treatment at a hospital if they contract COVID-19, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease
4 tips to help kids cope with COVID-19 anxiety
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The news coverage on COVID-19 is pervasive, persistent, and perilous. Sometimes it seems as though the pandemic is all we talk about. As difficult as this experience is, it’s easier for educated adults than it is for children. We adults look through a lens of life experience; our perspective helps get us through. Less clear is how
HU president says COVID-19 has made America ‘critically ill’
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick has done as much work in the emergency room as he has in the boardroom since the COVID-19 pandemic began its attack on the area. Frederick, an M.D. by trade, is also the chairman of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Council of Presidents through this challenging time, and has an ominous, yet hopeful,
5 COVID-19 myths politicians have repeated that aren’t true
Monday, July 13, 2020
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has jumped to around 50,000 a day, and the virus has killed more than 130,000 Americans. Yet, there are still myths about the infection that has created the worst public health crisis in America in a century. Here are five that I would like to put to rest. Myth 1: COVID-19 is not much worse than the flu.
U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women
Monday, June 29, 2020
NEW YORK — The nation’s top public health agency recently revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also changed the list of underlying conditions that make someone more susceptible to suffering and

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Financial tips to help prepare for the unexpected

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