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2 Million People Have Died From COVID-19 Worldwide

15-01-2021

In coming years, families around the world will be reminded of what happened in January 2021 by gaps in photo albums, saved video chats or text message threads, and in some cases, tragically, empty seats at future weddings. But in the history books, the pandemic’s impact will be traced in...

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Israel Is Leading the World in COVID-19 Vaccination But Palestinians Aren’t on the List

15-01-2021

Can Israel’s vaccination program be fully successful if Palestinians are not inoculated too?Read more: https://time.com/5930060/israel-covid-vaccine-palestinians/

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‘You have so much to live for’

14-01-2021

Kelsey Zoodsma, RN, treats each patient like family when she gives COVID-19 vaccinations. On Thursday, she brought that same compassionate approach to an actual member of her family—her 80-year-old grandmother, Peggy Alexander. Zoodsma greeted her grandmother with smiling eyes as she sat down at her station at the Spectrum Health COVID-19 vaccine...

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Fewer Children Died in 2020 Despite the Pandemic Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why

14-01-2021

Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there...

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Johnson Johnson’s 1-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Early-Stage Trials

14-01-2021

J&J’s progress is being closely watched because its vaccine could become the first that can protect people after just one shotRead more: https://time.com/5929675/johnson-johnsons-1-shot-covid-19-vaccine-shows-promise-in-early-stage-trials/

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‘My way to help out’

13-01-2021

Margaret Feenstra sat at a table in scrubs and a white coat, syringe in hand. Although she left her nursing job eight years ago, she stepped out of retirement to give COVID-19 vaccinations at Spectrum Health. “This is my way to help out,” Feenstra said. A registered nurse, she readily answered the call...

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Battle the wintertime blues with the right food

12-01-2021

Get your vitamin D the natural way to keep the winter blues at bay. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Getting your share of vitamin D, sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin,” could make or break your mood this winter. Did you know that a deficiency of D may be linked to multiple medical issues such...

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Tips to stay active all winter

10-01-2021

Few places are more beautiful than a snow-spangled running trail. Just make sure it has been cleared for safe running. (For Spectrum Health Beat) It’s a cold and gray winter day. The last thing you want to do is exercise. You’d rather just stay inside and hibernate. But getting up and moving could...

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Meatless Mondays

10-01-2021

Newer versions of meatless burgers have an improved taste, attributable partly to a higher fat content. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Plant-based foods are having a moment. It’s hard to navigate a supermarket meat aisle or restaurant menu without coming across brand names like Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger. These new plant-based meat alternatives...

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