Tuesday, August 11, 2020

No Alcohol August? It’s just a suggestion

BY MILAN POLK CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO — The pandemic has everyone stuck at home, where alcohol and snacks are within easy reach. So, if you find...

At-home learning throughout summer

Tips for keeping students sharp over the long-haul FROM FAMILY FEATURES With the majority of schools across the country closed, many parents are feeling the...

Millions losing health insurance

Trump, Florida offer little help COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON – As millions of people lose jobs in the coronavirus outbreak, jeopardizing their health...

Hepatitis A cases hit nearly 700

According to newly release data from the Florida Department of Health, the number of hepatitis A cases in Florida has reached 675 this year,...

Overcoming racial bias: Acknowledge it and talk with kids

Children are always watching and listening, but since protests for racial justice have spread across the globe, they’re witnessing, absorbing and internalizing possibly more...

Tips for keeping older adults connected

FAMILY FEATURES Connection and a sense of community can be critical to well-being as people continue to distance and isolate. It can be challenging, especially...

Caring for child with mental illness is great challenge and honor

Editor’s note: As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, Karin Davis-Thompson of Tampa shares her story as a mom, caregiver and advocate. When...

State has cases of child illness tied to virus

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s surgeon general has acknowledged that a syndrome that attacks children and is associated with COVID-19 has...

Remdesivir shown to help COVID-19 patients

FDA authorizes use of drug that sped up recovery and reduced deaths BY LISA M. KRIEGER THE MERCURY NEWS/TNS SAN JOSE, Calif. – A government-run study of...

New study: Coronavirus lingers in air of crowded spaces

BY MARTHE FOURCADE BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS The new coronavirus appears to linger in the air in crowded spaces or rooms that lack ventilation, researchers found in a...