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What to do to stay safe around water this summer at the pool or beach

What to do to stay safe around water this summer at the pool or beach

With summer in full swing and excessive heat waves rolling through parts of the country, taking a dip in water can be a refreshing way to cool off. Whether you’re diving into your family’s backyard pool or floating in the ocean, staying safe around water is crucial, said Dr. Sarah Denny, lead author for the…MORE

This woman is a chess champion. And she’s blind

This woman is a chess champion. And she’s blind

Jessica Lauser is relentless on the chess board. She plays quickly, applying constant pressure on her opponents. She attacks constantly, not unlike the Beth Harmon character from the Netflix television series, “The Queen’s Gambit.” She baits her opponents out of their comfort zones, then leverages the element of surprise. Her success in the game has…MORE

The US marks a vaccine milestone, but one expert warns that the coronavirus Delta variant has a worrying impact on patients

As President Joe Biden celebrated America’s 300 million vaccine dose milestone Friday, experts warned that the spread of coronavirus variants could spur a surge in troubling new cases if more people don’t get inoculated. Overall, Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the US have declined significantly in recent months. But virus variants, particularly the Delta…MORE

Summer is the season that reminds us to come alive

Summer is the season that reminds us to come alive

Welcome to the start of summer! Now slow down. You don’t want to miss anything by hurrying past it. And there is no need to sweat even more, unless you’re also having fun while doing it. That’s the wisdom of summer. It teaches us to be fully awake, engaged and open to everything around us.…MORE

Poor sleep linked to dementia and early death, study finds

Poor sleep linked to dementia and early death, study finds

Older adults who have significant difficulty falling asleep and who experience frequent night awakenings are at high risk for developing dementia or dying early from any cause, a new study finds. “These results contribute to existing knowledge that sleep plays a very important role, each and every night, for reducing our longer term risk for…MORE

Sickle cell scientist fights for a cure for herself and others

Sickle cell scientist fights for a cure for herself and others

Lakiea Bailey has tried to hide the pain and breathlessness she feels from her disease for most of her life. As a child, she missed weeks out of every school year because of sickle cell — a painful, genetic disease that’s believed to impact 100,000 Americans. Patients’ red blood cells are “sickle” shaped and can…MORE

Delta variant will likely become dominant Covid-19 strain in US, CDC chief says

Delta variant will likely become dominant Covid-19 strain in US, CDC chief says

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is expected to become the dominant strain in this country, and it’s further reason why people need to ramp up the vaccination pace, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Friday. The Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, is more transmissible than others, she said…MORE