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  • Will Wearing A Face Mask For COVID-19 Also Protect You From The Flu?

    Will Wearing A Face Mask For COVID-19 Also Protect You From The Flu?0

    Now that we are many months into the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of the public is infinitely more aware of the precautions necessary to help curb the spread of the infectious disease — mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-washing. And as we near flu season ― which runs from about October to early May every year

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  • Why Children Freak Me Out

    Why Children Freak Me Out0

    Children freak me out. Now, I don’t mean they freak me out in general. They freak me out for very specific reasons. Those reasons have to do with my husband, who had a Double Lung Transplant almost two years ago. (Lung Transplant, An Unexpected Journey!) The journey has been long, and we thought after the

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  • White Workers Are Getting Hired Back Twice As Fast As Black Workers

    White Workers Are Getting Hired Back Twice As Fast As Black Workers0

    At first glance, the unemployment rate seems a lot less terrible than it did a few months ago. In April, at the start of the COVID-19 shutdown, the jobless rate was a record-high 14.7%. This month, the Labor Department announced that the unemployment rate had dropped to 8.4%.  But digging deeper into the jobs report, you’ll

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  • What To Do If You Recently Started Having Thoughts Of Self-Harm

    What To Do If You Recently Started Having Thoughts Of Self-Harm0

    We’re in the midst of a mental health crisis, with the traumas of this year building on troubles Americans already faced. The coronavirus pandemic and the national reckoning with racial injustice have led to painful emotional and behavioral struggles ― including thoughts of self-harm, according to recent data. Like most mental health issues, thoughts and

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  • What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic

    What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic0

    If a team of scientists in Philadelphia and New York have their way, using race to categorize groups of people in biological and genetic research will be forever discontinued. The concept of race in such research is “problematic at best and harmful at worst,” the researchers argued in a new paper published in the journal

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  • What School Looks Like Around The World During COVID-19

    What School Looks Like Around The World During COVID-190

    Kids around the world are going to school under very different circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many schools have reopened with varying degrees of mitigation depending on government guidance, while others haven’t reopened at all but instead implemented distance learning. Take a visual tour of what children of the world are dealing with during this

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