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Combating the Rise of COVID-Based Child Obesity

November 6, 2020

Health experts are noticing a rise in child obesity during the pandemic, “The Washington Post” reported. Causes of the surge are multi-layered, from a lack of outdoor activity to a constant nearness to the kitchen. Dr. Julia Nordgren, who is also a trained chef, has answers. […]

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Salem Discourages Visitors This Halloween Due to Pandemic

October 29, 2020

The mayor of Salem asked tourists to stay away this Halloween due to COVID-19, The New York Post reported. The historic Massachusetts town, most famous for its witch hunt, is usually a popular Halloween destination for visitors. The Salem witch trials claimed 19 lives by hanging. […]

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German Breweries Held Mini-Oktoberfest Events at Local Taverns

October 6, 2020

Six breweries in Munich salvaged a canceled Oktoberfest this year, Vinepair reported. The annual festival would have ended Sunday, and though it was canceled in April, breweries held small events at local taverns. Oktoberfest-style beers are big worldwide. […]

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Museums Are Selling Face Masks Featuring Art Masterpieces

September 27, 2020

Museum gift shops are combating coronavirus with artistic face masks, NPR reported. Museums from Detroit and Milwaukee to Philadelphia are selling masks with prints of famous works of art on them, including Edvard Munch’s The Scream. In a sense, all of art is symbols and signs to discover. […]

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Pandemic Leads to Free Pop-Up Workout Program in DC

September 25, 2020

A new organization in Washington, D.C. offers free weekly workout sessions, NPR reported. It started after gyms closed due to the pandemic and residents with high blood pressure and diabetes expressed their health concerns. Exercise has far more benefits than just weight loss. […]

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Number of Americans Facing Depression Triples Amid Pandemic

September 9, 2020

Depression has spiked in Americans during the pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Network last week. Lowered incomes and having less than $5,000 in savings contributed significantly to depression rates. Cognitive behavioral therapy may help. […]

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Apple and Google Develop COVID-19 Exposure Alerts for Smartphones

September 7, 2020

Apple and Google will alert smartphone owners to possible COVID-19 exposure, “USA Today” reported Tuesday. The alerts will come in the form of voluntary push notifications that the companies say will not compromise participants’ privacy. Geolocation is already in use on smartphones. […]

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