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Students brought posters and banners to a forum on Friday, Feb. 10, where many protested the administration’s decision to move the libraries to an all-digital model and downgrade some campuses’ sports programs. Photo by Peter D’Auria/VTDigger Vermont State University administrators apologized Friday, after students and community members expressed surprise and anger over changes to libraries …

HONOLULU(KHON2) — Since COVID-19 was first discovered, health officials have recorded dozens of mutations of the virus. And Dr. Edward Desmond, the State Laboratories Division’s Administrator, said the omicron variant called BQ1.1, is immune resistant. “Some of these new variants are less effectively neutralized by our antibodies,” Desmond explained. “But our cell-mediated immunity will protect …

Georgia is seeing a high rate of influenza activity throughout the state so far this season. As mask wearing, social distancing, remote learning and other COVID-19 mitigation strategies continue to ease, federal and state health officials are watching for a potential uptick in respiratory diseases, including the flu. The American Medical Association and the Atlanta-based …

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Even before COVID, some women avoided breast cancer screenings because they feared the process. The pandemic seemed to bring another reason to put off the exams. The American College of Radiology notes a 37 percent decline in screening mammograms during the COVID pandemic. A recent study from the group found the …

News Release Sept. 29, 2022 Contact information Parents urged to make sure children are up to date on immunizations The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is working with local public health agencies and health care providers in the Twin Cities area to investigate 13 cases of measles that occurred June …

Preliminary data show Virginia’s maternal mortality rate more than doubled between 2018 and 2020, a sharp increase encouraging state officials to start doing ground-level interviews to figure out what’s driving pregnancy-related deaths. According to early numbers from Virginia’s Maternal Mortality Review Team, the state’s maternal mortality rate in 2018 was 37.1 deaths per 100,000 cases. In …

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is searching for answers as a local beach has had a partial body contact advisory since late August. Richardi Park Beach in Bellaire is no stranger to higher E. coli levels, but this year those levels are higher and have stuck around longer than health officials expected. “To the …

The long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The top health threat for Licking County. These were some topics discussed by Licking County health officials at a United Way of Licking County Community Partners Council forum held at the Licking County Library Wednesday morning. The panelists included: Licking County Health Commissioner Chad Brown Licking Memorial Health …

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South Carolinians asked to take a short survey to help guide public health resources FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:August 15, 2022 COLUMBIA, S.C. ― Public health officials are asking residents to provide input about which mental and physical health resources matter most to them. By completing a short, anonymous survey residents can help guide the Live Healthy …