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November 28, 2020
EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

BRUSSELS (AP)  Vaccinations against the coronavirus could start in the 27 European Union nations by Christmas and member countries must urgently prepare their logistical chains to cope with the rollout of hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccines, according to a top EU official. Hailing the likelihood that “there’s finally light at the end […]

November 21, 2020
FDA allows 1st rapid virus test that gives results at home

By Matthew PerroneAP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP)  U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed and developed entirely at home. The announcement by the Food and Drug Administration represents an important step in U.S. efforts to expand testing options for COVID-19 beyond health care facilities and […]

November 14, 2020
Fever, symptom screening misses many coronavirus cases

By Marilynn MarchioneAP Chief Medical Writer Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor’s offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks. A study of Marine recruits found that despite these measures and strict quarantines before they started training, the recruits spread the virus to others […]

November 7, 2020
More Americans on diets from a decade ago, report finds

By Candice ChoiAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) If it seems like more and more people are on diets these days, you might not be imagining it. A higher percentage of Americans said they’re on a special diet to lose weight or for other health reasons compared with a decade ago, according to a report Tuesday […]

October 31, 2020
Feds issue coverage plan for COVID-19 vaccine and treatments

By Ricardo Alonso-ZaldivarAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health officials Wednesday issued insurance coverage rules designed to deliver on the promise that every American will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved. The regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, will also increase what Medicare pays hospitals for COVID-19 […]

October 24, 2020
Hall of Fame Health launched to help former NFL players

Hall of Fame Health, a nationwide effort to offer services to any former NFL player or team employee and their families, announced its partnership Tuesday with 12 medical care providers. The program will attempt to make everything from treatment to insurance plans to advice available to thousands of people who have spent time in the […]

October 17, 2020
US regulators approve 1st treatment for Ebola virus

U.S. regulators Wednesday approved the first drug for the treatment of Ebola. The Food and Drug Administration OK’d the drug developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for treating adults and children with the Zaire Ebola virus strain, the most deadly of six known types. It typically kills 60% to 90% of patients. The drug was one of […]

October 10, 2020
2M stillbirths every year, pandemic may worsen toll

LONDON (AP) The World Health Organization, UNICEF and partners said there are about 2 million stillbirths every year, mostly in the developing world, according to the first-ever global estimates published Thursday. The U.N. health agency said that last year three of every four stillbirths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa or Southern Asia. It defined a stillbirth […]

October 3, 2020
How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study?

How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study? Governments and companies are setting up websites where people can sign up. Enthusiasm is high: More than 400,000 people have signed a registry of possible volunteers that’s part of a vaccine network set up by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. But before raising your hand, […]

September 26, 2020
How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? It’s impossible to tell without a test. Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what’s making you miserable. Body aches, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and headaches are symptoms shared by the two. […]

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Recent Obituaries

Schwartz, George

PORT GIBSON: George Schwartz, 77, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at his home in Newark surrounded by family. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6-7 PM at the Paul L. Murphy and Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark, NY.  A funeral service will follow at the funeral home.  […]

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Schifano, Peter J.

MARION: Entered into rest on April 17, 2021 at the age of 73.  Predeceased by his parents, Jack and Veronica Schifano; survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Ilse; children, Jennifer (CJ) Cogliadro, Jonathan (Sherry Wickum) Schifano, Christopher (Jocelyn) Schifano and Jeremy (Olivia) Schifano; 9 grandchildren, brother, William (Terry) Schifano; several nieces, nephews, cousins […]

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