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Alabama governor says she won’t extend mask mandate past April 9

Alabama’s statewide mask mandate to curb the coronavirus is being extended to April 9 — but it won’t be extended after that, Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday. Ivey’s remark came as she announced that the state’s broader “Safer at Home” order, which includes the mask mandate and other measures, would be extended until the evening…MORE

What is HPV? What you should know about vaccines, symptoms and cancer risks

What is HPV? What you should know about vaccines, symptoms and cancer risks

Sexually transmitted infections can be a nuisance at best and deadly at worst. Human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is the most commonplace, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were about 43 million infections in 2018, most of which were from older teenagers and young adults, according to the CDC.…MORE

Many teens live online, alone. Here’s how to stay connected in the pandemic

Many teens live online, alone. Here’s how to stay connected in the pandemic

For many teens, the pandemic has created an environment in which most of their lives take place in the shadows. Our kids have become increasingly acclimated to solitude, silence and screens over the course of the past year. Far too often, teens are up in their bedrooms, doors closed, screens illuminated, earbuds in. Many of…MORE

Fauci calls loosening Covid-19 restrictions inexplicable as variants threaten another surge

Fauci calls loosening Covid-19 restrictions inexplicable as variants threaten another surge

While tens of thousands of Americans are infected with the coronavirus each day and more research suggests variants threaten another surge, some state leaders are loosening Covid-19 restrictions against the recommendations of health experts. The decision to rollback measures is “inexplicable,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious…MORE

Vaping marijuana linked to lung injury in teens, study says

Teens are about twice as likely to report “wheezing or whistling” in the chest after vaping marijuana than after smoking cigarettes or using e-cigarettes, a new study has found. “This surprised us, we thought we would find more negative respiratory symptoms in both cigarettes and e-cigarettes users,” said study author Carol Boyd, co-director of the…MORE

Losing our sense of control during the pandemic

Losing our sense of control during the pandemic

On a recent trip to the supermarket, I was trying and failing miserably to open a plastic bag to tuck my broccoli into — without licking my fingers for some much-needed traction because, well, pandemic — when I nearly lost it. My frustration only increased when all the huffing and puffing at the useless attempts…MORE

How to help your kids get enough sleep, especially during the Covid pandemic

How to help your kids get enough sleep, especially during the Covid pandemic

Getting enough sleep was tough even before the pandemic. With disrupted routines, extra screen time and the incredible amount of stress most people face now, sleep routines seem to have gone quickly but quietly downhill. And from what I’m seeing in my child psychiatry practice — kids are suffering especially hard. Consider the work our…MORE

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