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Driven by covid deaths, U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years in 2020

Driven by covid deaths, U.S. life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years in 2020

Life expectancy in the United States dropped by a year and a half in 2020 — a continuation of a worrisome decline that was observed in the first half of […]

The Delta Variant: Should Educators & Parents Be Worried?

The Delta Variant: Should Educators & Parents Be Worried?

The highly contagious coronavirus strain is fueling case upticks across the globe. What does that mean for this coming school year?Liz Stuart is quoted at Tech & Learning.

Study: Even as States Open Up, People Feel Isolated

Study: Even as States Open Up, People Feel Isolated

Research shows that Americans are reporting more feelings of social isolation even as states open up. Increased social contact does not necessarily offer a quick fix after a year of […]

CDC gives updated school guidance for fall [Video]

CDC gives updated school guidance for fall [Video]

U.S. health officials say that when schools begin, vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the new […]

Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need masks, CDC says

Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need masks, CDC says

Vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines. Liz Stuart is quoted […]

Maryland’s COVID state of emergency ends tomorrow

Maryland’s COVID state of emergency ends tomorrow

Many of Governor Larry Hogan’s emergency orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland – will terminate just after midnight tonight.Roland Thorpe is quoted at WMAR.

In some DC neighborhoods, COVID-19 vaccination rates among teens lag behind

In some DC neighborhoods, COVID-19 vaccination rates among teens lag behind

COVID-19 vaccination rates among teenagers vary across D.C.’s eight wards, a disparity that has some officials concerned about this fall’s return to schools and the possibility of outbreaks, as the […]

If being touched is weird for you, you’re not alone [Opinion]

If being touched is weird for you, you’re not alone [Opinion]

Who among us hasn’t had the recent experience of running into a friend we haven’t seen in a year and not knowing what to do. Our social interactions these days […]

Talking one-on-one with Dr. Roland Thorpe about the health of African American men [Video]

Talking one-on-one with Dr. Roland Thorpe about the health of African American men [Video]

Roland Thorpe discusses health, physical health and mental health, issues facing African-American men at WMAR.

How to Ask Someone If They’re Vaccinated Against COVID-19

How to Ask Someone If They’re Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It’s tricky but ultimately necessary to ask someone whether they’ve gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 before meeting up. Your approach in bringing up the topic should vary depending on who it […]