News of Note

Too Cramped By Covid

In everything we watch, read, or hear, we are told to keep a social distance from those around us to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

People with COVID-19 are told to keep their distance from family members to protect them from infection; but a new study, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, finds that one-fifth of U.S. homes are too small for that to happen.

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Advice For Living In Close Quarters 

Marvelous Mask Material

All over the Internet people are sharing creative homemade facemasks. Some are wild pieces of artwork, some have themes and some are just functional; but to find out how effective homemade masks are against COVID-19, we’ll need to turn to science.

Got Protein?

Looking for a healthier diet and a longer life? This study may just take you in a new direction. Researchers from several institutions, from Iran to Boston, combined their efforts to assess the relationship between protein in our diet and death.

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Plant-based protein diets

Defeating Mental Decline

Have you ever walked into a room and forget why you went there? Many believe it happens when we have too much on our minds; but researchers are starting to uncover reasons for midlife mental decline, and the findings may, or may not, surprise you.

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Information On Mental Decline

Opioid Antidote

The controversy surrounding prescription opioid painkillers is nothing new, but now doctors are being urged to tell their patients about an overdose antidote.

Sun Health

Most parents know that it’s important to protect kids against the sun’s harmful rays, but many do not know how to choose a sunscreen or when to apply it. That’s the result from a recent survey aimed at identifying people’s general knowledge on the subject of sunscreen.

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Sunscreen Poll

Healthy At School

It’s that time of the year again, when traditionally, students are preparing for the start of school. But the COVID 19 crisis has turned the word traditional upside down.

In late July, we talked one-on-one with Lake County’s Superintendent of Schools, Diane Kornegay, about the local plans available at the time of this interview, and the process the district went through for formulating those plans.

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Lake Co. Schools

Sumter Co. Schools

Catch Up On Immunizations

While physicals and immunizations are a normal part of the back to school process, many families have fallen behind getting their students vaccinated. Recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that children across the country have fallen behind schedule for critical immunizations, such as the measles, while they were quarantined at home.

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WHO report

Immunization Requirements

What You Should Know

Vaccination Locations

COVID Baby Bust

For all the ways the corona virus has changed our lives, there is one turn of events that will affect us well into our future.

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The Brookings Report

Go Daddy!

If you’re trying to decide if you, or the man in your life will make a good father, try playing with baby dolls. According to a new study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, you can tell a lot about a man’s ability to be a good father by having him role play with a baby doll.