Kids and the COVID vaccine: What should a parent know?

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(BPT) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an Emergency Use Authorization allowing adolescents ages 12-15 to get the COVID vaccine — another giant leap forward in the fight against this coronavirus. Your 12-year-old is eligible for the COVID vaccine! Here’s what a pediatric epidemiologist wants you to know. “We’re elated to be…

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Now’s the time to get in front of fall allergy symptoms

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(BPT) – One day you can breathe easy and enjoy long walks outdoors and fresh breezes through open windows. The next day you’re hit with headaches, sneezing, an itchy throat, watery eyes and a nose that’s running and congested. Fall allergies can be challenging, but experts agree a proactive approach makes a difference. “Ragweed pollen…

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Know the warning signs of sleep apnea

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(BPT) – Sleep is essential for everyone. It’s what allows the body and the mind to recharge at the end of every day. Without sufficient, healthy sleep, the brain and the body cannot function properly, so it’s important to recognize signs that you might not be getting quality sleep. Nearly 70% of Americans who sleep…

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Fighting for time with ALS

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(BPT) – When Phil Green, a husband and father to four children, was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, he decided he was going to dedicate his life to advocating for other people and families affected by the disease. It’s something he believes his life prior to diagnosis had prepared him to do, so there was…

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