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Flu, COVID Could Overwhelm Hospitals In Fall, Winter, California SaysA severe flu season this fall and winter could overwhelm California hospitals that are preparing for an uptick in COVID-19 cases as the economy further reopens, officials said Thursday. They urged people to get vaccinated to prevent that from happening.
Pandemic Prompting US Parents To Delay Putting Kids In Preschool, KindergartenClaire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the way. The 5-year-old boy has autism, and she worried he would struggle with juggling in-person and virtual learning, and that she wouldn't have enough time to give him the help he needs.
Study Links Using Marijuana During Pregnancy To Psychotic-like Behaviors In ChildrenIf you're one of the growing numbers of women who use weed while pregnant, think twice: A new study found it may increase psychotic-like behaviors in children.
$35M NICU Expansion At Mercy San Juan Provides More Room To Keep Families TogetherFamilies with babies born prematurely will have more options when it comes to care, thanks to an expansion at a Sacramento County hospital.
Getting Answers: Does Staying Home More Have An Impact On Kids' Immune Systems?Kids are known for being germy and never shying away from a mess, especially in the classroom. So as distance learning and social distancing measures continue, could it have any impacts on their immune systems?
First Human Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Yolo CountyHealth officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in Yolo County.
Up To 51% Of All School Employees At Increased Coronavirus Risk, Study FindsSchool districts across the country are navigating how to reopen safely amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic, and the results of a new study could make those decisions more difficult.
CDC Updates, Again, Guidelines On Testing People Without Coronavirus SymptomsThe new language rolls back controversial changes made to the CDC's site last month. It once again stresses that anyone who has been in contact with an infected person should be tested for coronavirus.
Gov. Newsom: Nothing In State Guidelines Preventing Pac-12 From Resuming FootballAny plans for the Pac-12 to join the Big Ten in returning to football are on hold due to health policies in two states within the conference.
CDC Director: COVID Vaccine Won't Be Widely Available Until Mid-2021The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told lawmakers on Wednesday that he doesn't expect a potential COVID-19 vaccine to be available for most Americans until the middle of next year, even as the government unveiled plans to begin distributing a vaccine as soon as possible.
7 Steps That Can Lower Your Blood Pressure As You AgeWant to live a longer, healthier life? One way is to keep your blood pressure at optimal levels as you age -- preferably below 120 systolic (the top number) and 80 diastolic (the lower number).
Smoke From California’s Wildfires Has Now Reached EuropeThe wildfires devastating California and other parts of the western United States are the worst in 18 years, with vast amounts of thick smoke affecting large areas of the North America and even reaching Northern Europe, scientists said Wednesday.