April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert


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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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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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Plans for a new pool and community center facility remain on hold, though a smaller facility is now being considered.

All plans are still in conceptual stages, said Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center Executive Director Mitch Everton.

But he noted that a 57,000-square-foot facility, comparable to the new YMCA facility in Mount Vernon, would be smaller than the latest proposal and could have eight lanes for lap swimming, a full gymnasium, expanded locker rooms and space for fitness classes.

In 2020, a proposal was for a 73,000-square-foot facility with an estimated cost of $63 million. That proposal had two levels,

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States began halting use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine Tuesday after federal health officials recommended a pause “out of an abundance of caution” because of rare but dangerous blood clots.

California, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida were among more than a dozen states to almost immediately follow the guidance from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 response coordinator, said the pause would have little impact on vaccine availability. The U.S will have enough Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for 300 million Americans by end of July, he

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For many adults, aging gracefully and maintaining health are key goals in the golden years.

But as the years progress, it can become more difficult to get all of the vitamins and minerals needed simply from a healthy diet. Vitamins and supplements can help seniors receive the nutrients they need, but local experts caution the best advice regarding vitamins is to “keep it as simple as possible.”

“Most studies have found that just your regular, multivitamin works really well in most cases,” said Shawn Sams, co-owner and pharmacist of Louis Morgan No. 4 in Longview.

Sams said Louis Morgan offers

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SCL Health Montana currently has more than 1,400 medical staff across the region, with more than 400 employed providers, including 53 who have joined within just the last year.

The system’s ability to recover and flourish over the last decade is rooted in the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth’s 120 years of faith-based healing, a culture that goes beyond just giving medicine, Loveless said.

“So, when people talk about feeling different as a patient, I think they do, and we expect that they would because of that legacy.”

The search for a new president for SCL Health Montana and St.

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