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Pfizer, BioNTech seek EU’s OK to use COVID vaccine on kids

LONDON – Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech have submitted a request to the European drug regulator for the approval of their coronavirus vaccine to be extended to include children 12 to 15 years old,...

AP analysis: The expected COVID baby boom may be a baby bust

Births have fallen dramatically in many states

CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

NEW YORK – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces any...

U.S. lifts barriers to prescribing addiction treatment drug

The Biden administration is easing decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication. New guidelines announced Tuesday mean do...

COVID-19 treatment has improved, but many wish for an easy pill

If Priscila Medina had gotten COVID-19 a year ago, she would have had no treatments proven safe and effective to try. But when the 30-year-old nurse arrived at a Long Island hospital last mo...

New garden takes root in Bayfield with focus on healthy ingredients, food security

Students learn about produce production to help others

La Plata County fire districts explore virtual reality

Study tests whether new technology improves skills

U.S. to resume J&J COVID vaccinations despite rare clot risk

U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day pause on COVID-19 vaccinations using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot on Friday, after scientific advisers decided its benefits outweigh a rare ris...

Southwest Health System CEO Tony Sudduth resigns

Executive took reins of then-troubled health system in 2018

With vaccinations, a semblance of normalcy returns to La Plata County nursing homes

For the first time in a year – a hug: ‘It’s exciting to see them actually living again’

What’s known about J&J’s vaccine and rare clots

A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca....

Mercy Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center recognized for excellence

Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Wound Care Clinic and Hyperbaric Medicine Center was recently recognized and awarded a Center of Distinction Award by Healogics. The center achi...
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