Christian school must comply with Jeffco’s mask mandate, judge rules

A judge issued a temporary injunction Thursday requiring Faith Christian Academy to comply with Jefferson County’s mask mandate for students and ordering the school to allow inspection by county public health officials. District Judge Randall Arp ruled that the county’s mask mandate didn’t violate the constitutional right to freedom of religion, and that Gov. Jared Polis allowing the state declaration […]

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Australians are 3 times more worried about climate change than COVID: A mental health crisis is looming

As we write this article, the Delta strain of COVID-19 is reminding the world the pandemic is far from over, with millions of Australians in lockdown and infection rates outpacing a global vaccination effort. In the northern hemisphere, record breaking temperatures in the form of heat domes recently caused uncontrollable “firebombs,” while unprecedented floods disrupted millions of people. Hundreds of […]

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Moderate drinking associated with lower risk of heart attack and death in those with CVD

Drinking up to 105 grams of alcohol per week—equivalent to 13 UK units of alcohol, less than six pints of medium-strength beer or just over a bottle of wine—may be associated with a decreased risk of heart attack, stroke, angina or death among those with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The findings are published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. Chengyi […]

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Boosting the prevalence and power of female health IT executives

Women make up 80 percent of all healthcare buying decisions and compose 65 percent of the U.S. healthcare workforce. Even so, only 25-30% percent of healthcare executives – and just 13% of CEOs – are female. The numbers suggest a persistent lack of female representation at the top levels of healthcare organizations, but there are changes in motion, backed by […]

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Researcher helps transgender women be seen and heard for who they are

Hand gestures or tone of voice can give an instant impression about someone, and for transgender women, that can be especially important. “Living in the society we live in, there are gender expectations for what a feminine communicator sounds like or looks like,” said Teresa Hardy, an instructor in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. As a speech-language […]

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A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn’t the Pill Safer?

Last month, as the Food and Drug Administration paused use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine to evaluate the risk of blood clots in women under 50, many scientists noted that clots associated with birth control pills were much more common. The comparison was intended to reassure women of the vaccine’s safety. Instead, it has stoked anger in some quarters […]

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Whitney Port Needs 'Me-Time' to Keep Anxiety & Depression at Bay

Practicing self-care is not easy for busy moms who have been taught to consider the act selfish. This is why Whitney Port’s recent Instagram post during Mental Health Awareness Month is important to help fellow moms view self-care as absolutely necessary, not indulgent. Related story John Legend Warns New Dads About Those Early Postpartum Days Port herself felt she had […]

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