Walz to temporarily close bars, restaurants and fitness centers as COVID-19 cases surge

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Gov. Tim Walz will impose new restrictions on bars, restaurants and fitness centers starting Friday, closing them down to the public four weeks as COVID-19 cases surge across the state.

Bars and restaurants will still be allowed to offer takeout services during that time, according to a source with knowledge of the restrictions. The new restrictions will also include a temporary pause on youth sports activities.

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Michigan Medicine limits visitors; Thanksgiving takeout in Ann Arbor; tour U-M’s (LEGO) campus

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Happy Friday!

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just under a week away. The holiday will look very different this year since Michiganders — and Americans as a whole — are urged to only mark the holiday with those in their own household as COVID-19 cases surge. Want to give yourself a break and let someone else do the cooking? Sarah put together this list of local restaurants offering takeout

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San Angelo Vietnam War Veteran receives new teeth from local dentist, free of charge

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Veteran’s Day is a great day to put a smile on a veteran’s face, and San Angelo dentist Dr. Alan Rodriguez has taken that to the next level by providing a free set of dentures for local Vietnam War Veteran Bruce Allred.

San Angelo Vietnam War Veteran receives new teeth from local dentist, free of charge

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Eleven years ago, Bruce Allred got into a motorcycle

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Rebecca Herbst Often Gets Nervous When Filming 1 Type of Scenes

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Rebecca Herbst is a veteran of daytime TV. She has been playing Elizabeth Webber on General Hospital for over two decades, and her character is one of the most popular faces on the show today.

Although Herbst might have a lot of acting experience, she still sometimes gets nervous on camera. In fact, there is one type of scenes that can be quite challenging for her.

Rebecca Herbst on General Hospital
Rebecca Herbst on ‘General
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Here’s why a negative COVID-19 test doesn’t guarantee you can safely gather on Thanksgiving

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It is clear that the virus is spreading in Massachusetts in little clusters in people’s homes, Boucher added, and eating together with other people from different households is a “high-risk activity with regard to COVID.”

Eleanor Murray, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Boston University, said a negative test ahead of a Thanksgiving gathering can mean a number of different things.

“It can mean at the time you got the

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25 Best Fitness Gifts for Her (2020)

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25 Best Fitness Gifts for Her (2020) | Heavy.com


If you’re shopping around for the best fitness gifts for her that she’s sure to love, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve discovered the best fitness gift ideas for her, whether she’s just starting on her fitness journey or is an accomplished athlete.

Find even more great fitness gifts by browsing

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UAB Medicine listed among “Most Wired” hospitals for 2020 – News

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For the seventh consecutive year, UAB Medicine has earned “Most Wired” status for use of information technology in improving patient care.

UAB MedicineUAB University Hospital signage on sidewalk with the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, the North Pavilion, and blue sky and white clouds in the background, April 2020. has been named one of “HealthCare’s Most Wired” for 2020, by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

CHIME has recognized 71 hospitals for achieving Level 9 status from its 2020 HealthCare’s Most Wired program. CHIME’s Most Wired list acknowledges health care organizations that have adopted and

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Disgraced dentist will spend more time behind bars

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A historical sexual assault survivor has told her attacker that she is “not scared” of him anymore after a campaign of intimidation to silence her.

Disgraced Brisbane dentist Peter Agnew, 68, was sentenced to an additional nine months behind bars for indecently assaulting a woman in December of 1979.

His victim, then 20-years-old, told a court today that Agnew silenced her through fear and intimidation.



a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Disgraced dentist Peter Agnew will spend more time behind bars over a sexual assault.


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Disgraced dentist Peter

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Without Fantasy of Trees, hospital still in need of donations to help its littlest patients

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Over the past three and a half decades, money raised through Fantasy of Trees has helped the hospital purchase several life-saving items for its patients

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Inside the neonatal intensive care unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Taylar Collins places the oxygen tube in her son’s nose before feeding him a bottle. 

“He came unexpectedly at 24 weeks. He’s now 30 weeks gestation, so he’s a little over

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Virus threat ‘a new terror’ in Syria’s scarred Idlib region

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IDLIB, Syria (AP) — Nurses hover over a patient to insert a breathing tube as his condition suddenly deteriorates. ICU beds fill up almost overnight. As one patient dies of the coronavirus and is wheeled out, another is whisked in to take his place. An exhausted doctor leans against a wheelchair for a breather.



A medic works with corona patientsin a hospital in Idlib, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. At one of two coronavirus hospitals in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, overwhelmed medical staff tend to patients drifting in and out of consciousness. As confirmed case numbers rise to as many as 500 a day, so does the demand for beds in the intensive care ward (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)


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A medic works with corona patientsin a hospital in Idlib, Syria,

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How To Tell If Fitness Influencers Actually Know What They’re Talking About

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Fitness influencers are often motivational, aspirational, and—let’s be honest—pretty darn attractive. But it’s not always the best idea to follow their advice without first engaging in some little healthy scrutiny. “There’s too much information out there that nobody’s fact checking,” says Katrina Pilkington, a personal trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). “You have to be your own fact checker.” 

Doing background research to vet

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Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Announce Agreement to Partner Across North Carolina

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. & CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 19, 2020–

Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine have reached an agreement to expand medical education, research and clinical services to Novant Health facilities and other locations across North Carolina. This partnership will expand the recently approved relationship between these organizations in New Hanover County to include Mecklenburg, Forsyth and other counties, with an additional focus to find innovative solutions

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Did she confirm she was fired from GH?

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Emme Rylan as Lulu on General Hospital.
Emme Rylan has been Lulu Spencer on General Hospital since 2013. Pic credit: ABC

Emme Rylan is rumored to be out at General Hospital, and it looks like she may have cryptically confirmed her firing.

Yesterday, news broke that both Emme and William deVry were reportedly let go from the ABC soap. As of now, nothing has been officially confirmed by the network or the actors.

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Report: U.S. leads wealthy nations in pregnancy-related deaths

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American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries — and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill for the future.

Those are some of the findings from a new report on maternal mortality by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund, which compared the United States with 10 other high-income nations.

It found what the researchers called “unacceptable” numbers.

In 2018, the

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Gyms, Fitness Centers Ready For COVID Restrictions

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10 P.M. Weather ReportMore rain and snow is coming our way, reports Lisa Meadows (2:45).
WCCO 4 News At 10 – November 22, 2020

1-On-1 With Minnesota Gov. Tim WalzEsme Murphy spoke with Gov. Tim Walz Sunday morning about his decision to implement more COVID-restrictions, and the fight against the virus (4:01).
WCCO 4 News At 10 – November 22, 2020

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Black NYC Dentist Says Cops Accused Him Of Breaking Into His Own Office, Now He’s Taking Legal Action

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A Black dentist in New York has filed a notice of claim, a legal prerequisite prior to filing a lawsuit, against the city after he said police officers racially profiled him in March and accused him of breaking into his own office while he was taking out the trash.

Dr. Benjamin Shirley said police approached the entrance of his facility in Manhattan, shining their flashlights inside and demanded that he

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Family drama, shocking news, and elections

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Election-themed General Hospital episode.
Next week on General Hospital, an election-themed episode airs. Pic credit: ABC

General Hospital spoilers for next week promise that November sweeps will kick off in a big way.

Things in Port Charles are unsettling at best. The things that have happened over the last several months have turned things upside down, and with secrets looming, November could be the biggest month for shockers yet.

Election-themed episode

As the reel

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Racist history of research could hinder COVID-19 vaccines, but an Alabama university wants to help

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Tuskegee University, which is linked to one of the most notorious medical experiments in U.S. history, wants to build trust between researchers and Black volunteers necessary for trials of COVID-19 vaccines.

Efforts to recruit Black volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trials have stumbled this fall, despite high rates of hospitalizations and death in the African American community. Experts from Tuskegee University hope to change that by encouraging drug companies and researchers

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15 fitness influencer-entrepreneurs on how they built their followings

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  • While gyms struggle to recover from a $10 billion shift away from in-person workouts, a crop of online fitness stars are leading us into digital transformation through virtual training programs and personalized apps.
  • Business Insider compiled a list of 15 top fitness influencers who have become entrepreneurs through their unique training programs, health products, and apparel lines.
  • They told us how they built their following on social media to leverage
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