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If exercise has fallen by the wayside during the pandemic, here’s yet another reason to get back on the saddle. A study from The Cooper Institute, in conjunction with researchers from Harvard and Stanford universities, fitness still matters to reduce all-cause and heart disease deaths, despite advances in modern medicine and lifestyle changes. “Despite significant …

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Health Authority reported 761 new Covid-19 cases. As the vaccine rollout continues, public health officials are pleading with the public to continue following precautions. “We are at a critical moment that many in public health are talking about in terms of being in a race essentially between the vaccine …

The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Chilton is offering appointments on April 14, 16 and 20 for the Pfizer vaccine. All individuals age 16 and over are eligible. Youths ages 16 and 17 are required to have a parent or guardian with them to sign paperwork and be present during vaccination. “Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine continues …

Clark County issues travel warning as COVID cases rise  KATU Clark County COVID-19 cases jump, prompting warning to exercise caution  The Columbian NEW: COVID-19 hospitalizations jump as Nevada reports 342 cases, 4 deaths  KLAS – 8 News Now Nevada’s key COVID-19 metrics show long decline is stalling  Las Vegas Review-Journal Health officials say Nevada’s COVID-19 cases are staying stable  8 …

MOBILE, Ala. – With more than a year of pandemic living behind us, officials believe it’s likely many more residents will travel for spring break next week when public school students and staff in Mobile and Baldwin counties take a break from classes April 5-9. Health officials with USA Health caution those with travel plans …

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A $300 million donation to Sanford Health is intended to improve rural care across South Dakota, expand Sanford’s graduate medical education, expand the sports complex in Sioux Falls and build a “virtual hospital of the future,” officials said. The donation comes from the health care system’s namesake, Denny Sanford. “I …

A vial of Covishield, the name given to AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s covid-19 vaccine in IndiaPhoto: Punit Paranjpe/AFP (Getty Images) The covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is once again running into trouble. On Monday, Germany, France, and Italy became the latest countries to suspend their rollout of the vaccine over concerns that it …

KNOX COUNTY — Knox County Jailer Mary Hammons announced that the county’s detention center has incorporated hospital-grade UV-C light technology into its disinfection protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Jailer Hammons and her team partnered with Command Sourcing, Inc., an industry leader in corrections technology support, to deploy R-Zero’s UV-C disinfection system, Arc. “We …

Neuroendocrine tumors are cancers that begin in specialized cells called neuroendocrine cells. These cells have traits similar to those of nerve cells and hormone-producing cells. Neuroendocrine tumors, while rare, can occur anywhere in the body. Most affect the cardiothoracic region, eg lungs, appendix, small intestine, pancreas as well as the rectum. There are many types …