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Those emerging cicadas are giving some people anxiety

Those emerging cicadas are giving some people anxiety

Rosalie Lacorazza already has lived through two 17-year cicada events and dreads what’s coming. As the periodical cicadas in Brood X begin to emerge by the billions this month across the eastern United States and Washington, DC, area, Lacorazza said she will be taking no chances. “I’ll be back to my early pandemic ways where…MORE

Experts are warning about the unintended consequences of the CDC mask guidance

Experts are warning about the unintended consequences of the CDC mask guidance

Communities across the US ushered in a quick return to normalcy over the weekend as the country responded to the latest mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency said Thursday fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks or social distance indoors or outdoors, with some exceptions, triggering announcements nationwide…MORE

Some people still need to mask up even if vaccinated. Are you one of them?

Some people still need to mask up even if vaccinated. Are you one of them?

The news flashed across the country — mask-free at last! People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer have to wear masks inside or outside, nor do they have to stay 6 feet away from others, according to new guidance released Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Does that mean…MORE

What the new CDC mask guidelines mean for your mental health

What the new CDC mask guidelines mean for your mental health

No more masks? As the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced fully vaccinated people can stop masking or physical distancing, except for certain extenuating circumstances, for many it felt like the breakthrough we’ve all been waiting for. The CDC decision is an enormous step in the return to normalcy for our families. Some…MORE

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: ‘Race for the Vaccine’

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: ‘Race for the Vaccine’

In the United States, the finish line for the pandemic as we’ve been experiencing it for the past year-plus is very much in sight — so much so that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially said so on Thursday: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors or out, or…MORE

Talking on Zoom could help older people stave off dementia

Talking on Zoom could help older people stave off dementia

Talking on video-conference services like Zoom during the coronavirus pandemic has helped older people stave off the effects of dementia, a new study has suggested. Researchers found that regular communication helps maintain long-term memory, and elderly people who often use online tools showed less decline in memory than those who don’t. The study, by the…MORE

How to talk to our kids about traumatic events, according to a 9/11 responder

How to talk to our kids about traumatic events, according to a 9/11 responder

Isaac Rothbart’s twins had always known their daddy doesn’t like fireworks. But he’d never told his kids why. Then, while celebrating their fifth birthday at Disney World, the family wound up close to an unexpected pyrotechnics show. Rothbart “didn’t react well.” His wife noticed him shutting down and ushered the whole family indoors. That’s when…MORE