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Health departments are applying lessons learned from Covid to other public health issues

Health departments are applying lessons learned from Covid to other public health issues

“Hopefully your business will never have to respond to an overdose, but we’d rather have some Narcan on hand just in case,” Piccolo, director of the Park City-County Health Department, told the hotel manager. The manager listened to Piccolo’s instructions on how to use Narcan, the brand name for the drug naloxone, and added four …

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Health officials confront misconceptions about monkeypox

Health officials confront misconceptions about monkeypox

The Anchorage Health Department in downtown Anchorage. (Photo by Joey Mendolia/Alaska Public Media) Identity Health Clinic in Anchorage expects to receive monkeypox vaccines in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the nonprofit, which serves the LGBTQ+ community, is educating people about the virus and addressing misconceptions about how it spreads. “Anyone can get monkeypox,” said …

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Mental health services for low-income and uninsured residents affected |  News

Mental health services for low-income and uninsured residents affected | News

Staffing shortages continue to impact low-income and uninsured Transylvania County residents seeking mental health services. Earlier this month, several local organizations received phone calls from behavioral health staff at the beginning saying Meridian Behavioral Health in Brevard had cut more in-person services. As previously mentioned, Meridian helps low-income residents who are on Medicaid or are …

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Many of China’s problems are crippling small businesses and startups

Many of China’s problems are crippling small businesses and startups

Text size China’s economic woes and the Covid outbreak are among the reasons the country’s small businesses and startups are suffering. Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images. Overshadowing the headline-grabbing stories of China’s dire economy, Covid outbreaks and tensions with Taiwan are the devastating effects of the country’s woes on smaller businesses and start-ups. Abundant recent …

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Nestle ranks first as the world’s most valuable brand

Nestle ranks first as the world’s most valuable brand

LONDON — Switzerland’s Vevey Nestle SA is once again the world’s most valuable brand, according to Food & Drink 2022, which ranks the top 10 global food and beverage brands as measured by consultancy Brand Finance. Brand Finance annually assesses the world’s 5,000 largest brands and ranks them by value, brand strength, growth rate and …

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Cooking for one or two requires simple planning  Characteristics

Cooking for one or two requires simple planning Characteristics

My husband and I were “empty nesters” for exactly one semester in the fall of 2019. Then COVID-19 hit and my grown kids came home. It became apparent during this time that we needed to make significant adjustments to our shopping, menu planning and meal preparation. Today, many people who live alone, including those who …

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