Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Montana’s Mask Mandate in Doubt With Incoming Governor

December 21, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Incoming Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signaled he won’t continue a statewide mask mandate in place since July, though he said he plans to wear a mask himself and get vaccinated against COVID-19. If Gianforte, a Republican, reverses outgoing Democratic Gov. […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Seniors In Low-Income Housing Live In Fear Of COVID Infection

June 26, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Davetta Brooks, 75, who has heart failure, a fractured hip and macular degeneration, is afraid. Conditions in her low-income senior building on Chicago’s Near West Side — the Congressman George W. Collins Apartments — are “deplorable,” she said. Residents are […]

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To Curb Coronavirus, What’s Behind The Wearing Of A Mask?

April 7, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended wearing cloth face masks when going out, especially to places like grocery stores and pharmacies. That’s because a “significant portion” of people with the virus lack symptoms or can transmit […]

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BCCA Unveils New Tool to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

September 25, 2019

Via: Waste360

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, including prescription and illicit drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alabama’s Baldwin County Community Alliance (BCCA) has unveiled its newest tool to fight prescription drug […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Flu Shots Are Ready, But Waiting A Couple Weeks Will Offer Better Protection Through Peak Period

August 21, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

While the CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone older than 6 months, when to get a flu shot is always a guessing game. Getting the vaccine too early — it’s showing up in stores now — might mean you […]