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Covid Death is Increasing Again

Covid Death is Increasing Again

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are increasing again as the very contagious BA.5 variant spreads across the country, with nearly 500 deaths reported each day. After 2 months of daily death numbers rarely climbing above 400, the average has recently grown to about 450 deaths per day, according to NPR. Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and intensive care numbers have also risen in recent weeks, reaching the highest points of the summer. More than 130,000 new coronavirus cases are being reported each day, according to the data tracker from The New York Times. All but a few states have seen steady increases...

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How to Maintain Good Health in Winter

How to Maintain Good Health in Winter

Winter is beautiful, but it can be treacherous. The cold, ice and snow add complexities to our lives and potentially our health. There are many things that can happen during the season that can cause people to end up in the Emergency Department. Here is some advice to keep you healthy and safe. Watch out for signs of frostbite Frostbite is a serious condition. The first step to preventing frostbite is to know when you’re most at risk. Your risk is higher if you smoke, have a blood vessel disease like diabetes, aren’t wearing proper clothing, are dehydrated or fatigued...

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How To Lower Skin Cancer Risk

How To Lower Skin Cancer Risk

With summer right ahead, you may be planning to relax poolside or at the beach. But enjoying summer’s longer and sunnier days outdoors means your skin is vulnerable to sunburn. Unless you take the right precautions, sun exposure (even if you don’t get scorched) can damage your skin, causing wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. While sun safety is important all year long, it’s essential to protect your skin from top to toe this time of year. Since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States—one in five people will be diagnosed with it in their lifetimes—it’s...

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