April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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COLORADO SPRINGS — As of now, Colorado counties can implement regulations at a local level while still maintaining some limited requirements.

In El Paso County, capacity limits are no longer in place and the COVID-19 dial is gone, which means changes are once again happening at restaurants, but this time they get to call the shots.

“We are super excited for this, we’ve been waiting for this for 395 days,” the Owner of Wyatt’s Pub & Grill Todd Wyatt said.

Each restaurant can choose to add additional restrictions at their own discretion, Salsa on the Rock in northern Colorado Springs

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Evidation Health Is
Santa Barbara’s Latest
Billion-Dollar Baby

America’s Largest Digital Health Network Started Around a Kitchen Table on Voluntario Street

By Tyler Hayden | April 15, 2021

When they were starting out, it wasn’t unusual for Alessio Signorini (left) and Luca Foschini to work 16-hour days with a couple-hour break in the middle to play some beach volleyball. | Credit: Max Abrams

Imagine an app that pays you to exercise. That can detect the hidden beginnings of Alzheimer’s disease or the early warning signs of a stroke long before it strikes. That allows researchers to conduct large-scale clinical studies

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — COVID-19 has provided a stress test for, and laid bare many of the inequities that exist within, the American healthcare system. Reshaping the system post-pandemic should include innovative approaches in practitioner training that, along with science, place greater emphasis on empathy and human relationships — training that will benefit healthcare providers and patients alike.

These topics and the pandemic’s impact on the healthcare system today and moving forward is the focus of “Rethinking Care: Health Humanities and the Pandemic,” which will debut on WPSU-TV and stream simultaneously at live.wpsu.org at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 18.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus.

He is urging more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension get in the way of getting protected against the illness.

The nation’s most populous state on Thursday began vaccinating anyone age 16 and over regardless of occupation or health condition.

The move comes as California and other states have seen vaccine supplies rise in recent weeks. But officials are working to address hesitancy, particularly in some of the communities hit hardest by the

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3 things to know

  • About 49.8 percent of 16-and-older Minnesotans have received at least one vaccine dose, 34.5 percent fully vaccinated

  • Hospital admission, ICU trends are hovering at winter levels; health officials say virus variants likely are driving increase in new cases

  • Active cases topped 20,000 for the first time since December

Updated 12:35 p.m.

Minnesota remains in a cycle of hopeful and concerning news on COVID-19. Officials on Saturday will likely report more than half of the state’s adults have received at least one vaccine dose, but also mark that the state’s passed 7,000 deaths.

Health Department calculations on

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The number of new COVID-19 cases is ticking up again in New Mexico as the death toll reaches another milestone.

State health officials reported Friday that four more people have succumbed to the virus, pushing the total to 4,001 since the pandemic began last year.

While the death rate has declined dramatically since peaking in December, state officials continue to push for people to get vaccinated, saying doing so will lessen the chances of severe illness or death.

With 1,550 confirmed cases being reported over the past week, the seven-day average for new daily cases remains above

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