S.C. health officials: This year’s flu shot may be ‘most important of your life’ | Coronavirus

Officials at South Carolina’s leading health agency are strongly encouraging flu vaccinations in light of ongoing health crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Health experts from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control are urging flu shots with the hope that early vaccination can help flatten the state’s curve of influenza infections, fearing that an influx of flu-related hospitalizations could exacerbate issues hospitals are already facing as they deal with the worst public health crisis in a century. 

“This year, this may be the most important flu shot of your life,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, interim DHEC public health director, in a news release. “We’re experiencing the worst public health crisis in 100 years, and it’s never been more important for each and every one of us to stay as healthy as possible. We owe it to ourselves, our loved ones and the essential workers and first responders who

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Eggs Recommended as an Important ‘First Food’ for Healthy Brain Development | News

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eggs have always been a nutritional powerhouse, and now a recent scientific report released by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has affirmed that eggs play a crucial role in infant development, prenatal health and overall health at any age.

The nation’s top nutrition experts recommend eggs as a fundamental first food for babies because eggs are one of the most concentrated sources of choline, a nutrient that is crucial for brain health and development. Additionally, the scientific report advised that early introduction of eggs, when a baby is developmentally ready for solid foods, around 4-6 months of age, may also help reduce the risk of developing an egg allergy. 

“The first 1,000 days of a child’s life is a time of rapid growth and development. In fact, 90%* of brain growth actually occurs before kindergarten,” states Liz Shaw, MS, RDN,

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Eggs Recommended as an Important ‘First Food’ for Healthy Brain Development

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CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eggs have always been a nutritional powerhouse, and now a recent scientific report released by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has affirmed that eggs play a crucial role in infant development, prenatal health and overall health at any age.

The nation’s top nutrition experts recommend eggs as a fundamental first food for babies because eggs are one of the most concentrated sources of choline, a nutrient that is crucial for brain health and development. Additionally, the scientific report advised that early introduction of eggs, when a baby is developmentally ready for solid foods, around 4-6 months of age, may also help reduce the risk of developing an egg allergy.

“The first 1,000 days of a child’s life is a time of rapid

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COVID Response Less Important Than 13 Other Election Issues to Republican Voters: Poll

Republican voters view several other issues as more important than coronavirus response when deciding their choice of president, according to a Gallup poll.



a group of people walking on a sidewalk: People walk outside of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, which has treated hundreds of COVID-19 patients since March, on September 22, 2020 in New York City. Republicans view coronavirus response as a less important issue than several others ahead of the election.


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People walk outside of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, which has treated hundreds of COVID-19 patients since March, on September 22, 2020 in New York City. Republicans view coronavirus response as a less important issue than several others ahead of the election.

Gallup presented registered voters with a list of 16 election issues which could affect their choice for president, and the response to COVID-19 ranked 14th in what Republican voters and Republican-leaning independents view as “extremely” or “very important.”

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Among the issues they ranked higher than the response to the pandemic for Republican and Repubican-leaning respondents to the poll were gun policy,

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Cobb: Health care more important than ever during pandemic | Politics

Cobb said Stefanik and the president have not stood up for the military, which is important as Fort Drum in western New York makes up a large part of the district.

“We learned months ago, months ago that Russia had put bounties on the lives on American soldiers and she has said nothing,” Cobb said.

In addition, Cobb said Stefanik has remained silent on the report in The Atlantic magazine that Trump had called soldiers buried overseas “suckers and losers.”

“We need somebody who is going to stand up and who is going to fight for everyone in this district and is going to put our soldiers first,” Cobb said.

Police reform, minimum wage hike

Cobb said she does not support defunding the police, but said reforms are needed such as banning chokeholds and strangleholds, eliminating no-knock warrants and providing training on de-escalation techniques.

“We, as a country, have a

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Doctors say this year’s flu shot might be most important ever

A cough, a sniffle or even a sneeze is enough to stop you in your tracks these days. “Could I have the coronavirus?” you wonder.

As flu season approaches, public health experts are telling Americans to get their flu shot, even if it means leaving quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


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“I understand the desire for social distance, but I think it’s also important to get a flu shot this year,” CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta told CNN. “It’s important to get one every year, but perhaps even more important this year because we’re probably going

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Coronavirus in New Hampshire: Important information, latest data

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BREAKING NEWS… GOVERNOR SUNUNU IS UPDATING THE STATE’S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE. LET’S LISTEN IN. EVERYBODY TRANSITIONED OVER BY OCTOBER 26, SO THAT’S REALLY A DECENT TIME LINE THAT ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER WITH THE FACILITIES AND REALLY PROBLEM SOLVE ANYTHING THAT THEY ANYTHING THAT THEY RUN INTO SO WE’VE COMMITTED TO ALL OF THE NURSING HOMES THAT IF FOR SOME REASON THEY RUN INTO CONTRACT CONTRACT CONTRACTING ISSUES WITH THE COMMERCIAL LABS, WE CERTAINLY WILL EXTEND BEYOND THE 26. THIS IS NOT A HARD AND FAST. STATE THAT IF THEY DON’T HAVE A PARTNER BY THE 26TH AT WE’RE JUST GOING TO STOP TESTING. WE’RE VERY COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE THAT THEY HAVE GOOD SURVEILLANCE. TESTING GO WOULD GOING FORWARD. SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE WORKING

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Retailers Could Be the Most Important Player in Reducing Food Waste

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If we want to reduce food waste, we need consumer-led solutions — which can be sparked by retailers. Brands, manufacturers and other food system actors get their message through to consumers if retailers open the door for them.

This summer, I had the opportunity to observe the arduous and rigorous process
of a large CPG company launching a new product. I got a glimpse of what’s under
the hood when a global player puts its weight behind research and development.
This company had the funds to do extensive consumer studies — including surveys,
interviews and more. It was able to spend the money to find out what this
product had to do in order to resonate

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Health department: Flu shots more important than ever this year | Coronavirus

CHEYENNE – With influenza season approaching, a Wyoming Department of Health official says flu shots are more important than ever this year to help protect Wyoming residents from influenza as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“We consider flu shots to be the first and most important step in flu protection,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist, in a news release. “Everyone 6 months of age and older should receive a flu shot.

“Flu viruses change frequently, so the vaccine is updated every season,” she said. “Flu vaccines are safe and reduce illness, hospitalizations and deaths.”

Although most healthy people recover from the flu and COVID-19, they can spread both viruses to those who are at high risk for serious complications.

“We’ve been asking people to think of others with our coronavirus-related recommendations this year,” Harrist said. “We are also asking them to help themselves and others by

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Liberty and food justice for all: The pursuit of food equity has never been more important – but it’s also never been harder – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

TIt’s easy to see how the pandemic has changed our outward lives. In Worcester — offices are closed, schools are closed, and no school buses. The number of people struggling with losing jobs and food insecurity? Those are harder to see.

Food insecurity is traditionally cast as a Third World or “poor people” problem by those not experiencing it, but is a manifold problem fed by systemic conditions such as poverty, income inequity, healthcare inequity, systemic racism and homelessness. Food insecurity doesn’t mean there’s no food at all, but may be no healthy options, leading to a rise in obesity; all poor people are not food insecure, and not all food insecure people are poor.

The pandemic acted as a force multiplier for these challenges. Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, projects for Worcester County an overall food insecurity rate of 13.1% and a child food insecurity rate

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