Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Money to aid mental health services for children

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Department of Education is making $2 million available to rural counties across the state to increase access to telehealth...

Obamacare plan rates to increase 3.1 percent

BY NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s top insurance regulator on Friday announced approval of a statewide average 3.1 percent rate increase for health insurance plans...

How to manage medical conditions during COVID-19

FAMILY FEATURES Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19 In fact, patients...

CDC director: Masks may do more than vaccine to protect against virus

BY BAILEY ALDRIDGE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU/TNS The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said face masks may do a better job at protecting...

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...