Tampa VA hospital seeks volunteers for coronavirus vaccine trial

Adella Miesner

TAMPA — The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital began clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine last week and continues to seek volunteers, including those who are not military veterans, according to a spokesperson.

On Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that more than 50 VA medical centers are participating in trials to test vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.

“Volunteering for our trials is a way people can help our

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Kids’ physical fitness is more important than BMI — ScienceDaily

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For adults, the goal of exercise is often to shed some pounds, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the objective should be different for kids.

Physical education should focus on improving students’ physical skills, knowledge of the benefits of exercise and motivation to be active. The goal should be to build students’ cardiorespiratory endurance, a measure of how well the body handles long periods of exercise —

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COVID-19 and aspirin: Can this common drug in your medicine cabinet reduce your risk of dying from COVID? Here’s what a new study found

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At least 29 million Americans take low-dose aspirin every day in hopes of preventing a heart attack or stroke.

Now, a new University of Maryland study found that hospitalized COVID-19 patients, who were taking a daily 81-milligram dose of aspirin, had a significantly lower risk of complications than those not taking aspirin.

“Forty percent across the board did not require a ventilator, did not need to go to the ICU,”

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Macon dentist collects 90lbs of Halloween candy for military troops – 41NBC News

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon dentist collected 90 pounds of Halloween candy that she plans to donate to troops overseas through Operation Shoe Box.

Dr. Sheila K. Shah from MaconSmiles dental office paid children one dollar per pound of candy they donated. She also gave away Flashing Firefly Toothbrushes as kids cashed in their candy.

“Dentists are taking back

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State hospital employees call for COVID-19 emergency plan in petition to administrators

Adella Miesner

The Oregon State Hospital didn’t have a patient test positive for coronavirus until eight months into the pandemic. But some staff members are concerned that administrators still don’t have a plan, nor enough staff, to handle a COVID-19 outbreak at the psychiatric facility.

Union leaders from the state hospital sent out a petition to staff earlier this week, asking them to hold hospital administrators accountable and come up with a

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