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Johnson County High School teacher Michael Caneege teaches anatomy to his students online, Friday, Aug., 20, 2021, in Wrightsville, Ga. A few weeks into the new school year, growing numbers of U.S. districts have halted in-person learning or switched to hybrid models because of rapidly mounting coronavirus infections. With 40% of students in quarantine or isolation, the Johnson County district shifted last week to online instruction until Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Stephen B.

U.S. outbreaks force early reversals on in-person learning

Johnson County High School teacher Michael Caneege teaches anatomy to his students online, Friday, Aug., 20, 2021, in Wrightsville, Ga. A few weeks into the new school year, growing numbers of U.S. districts have halted in-person learning or switched to hybrid models because of rapidly mounting coronavirus infections. With 40% of students in quarantine or isolation, the Johnson County district shifted last week to online instruction until Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Stephen B.

August 24, 2021, 11:55am Health

ATLANTA (AP) — A few weeks into the new school year, growing numbers of U.S. districts have halted in-person learning or switched to hybrid models because of rapidly mounting coronavirus infections. Read story

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris departs Singapore for Vietnam, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

Likely Havana syndrome case delays Harris trip to Vietnam

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris departs Singapore for Vietnam, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

August 24, 2021, 8:28am Health

SINGAPORE — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip from Singapore to Vietnam was delayed several hours Tuesday by a “recent possible anomalous health incident,” the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said. Read story

Eating too much of the sweet stuff can cause diarrhea, stomach pain and other complications.

TikTok honey craze creates sticky problems

Eating too much of the sweet stuff can cause diarrhea, stomach pain and other complications.

August 24, 2021, 6:00am Health

A new TikTok trend has people freezing honey — and it’s leaving some experts concerned. Read story

A new study cites lower depression rates among people in cities due to the social, socioeconomic and infrastructure networks found in metropolises.

Study suggests people are less depressed in cities versus rural

A new study cites lower depression rates among people in cities due to the social, socioeconomic and infrastructure networks found in metropolises.

August 24, 2021, 6:00am Health

CHICAGO — The pandemic has urged some city dwellers to leave urbanity in favor of locales with more space, including rural areas. Read story

Swimming offers a great workout for all ages.

Swimming builds strength, endurance with low impact

Swimming offers a great workout for all ages.

August 24, 2021, 6:00am Health

Swimming is often touted as a great workout for all ages, offering benefits not only for the body, but also for the mind. As a form of exercise, swimming keeps your heart rate up and builds muscle strength. It also can be a great form of stress relief. Read story

Early spikes in alcohol use remained consistent through 2020 -- and in some cases, soared even higher, according to a new study by RTI International, a nonprofit research institution in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. It's a continuation of a study RTI conducted last year as the country shut down to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

If you drank alcohol to cope with pandemic stress, you weren’t alone, study finds

Early spikes in alcohol use remained consistent through 2020 -- and in some cases, soared even higher, according to a new study by RTI International, a nonprofit research institution in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. It's a continuation of a study RTI conducted last year as the country shut down to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

August 24, 2021, 6:00am Health

RALEIGH, N.C. – Early in the pandemic, adults in the United States were drinking more alcohol to cope with the stress of it all, researchers found. Read story

WSU prohibits personal COVID-19 vaccine exemptions for students after U.S. approves Pfizer vaccine

August 23, 2021, 7:43pm Health

SPOKANE — Washington State University students can no longer submit for personal or philosophical exemptions to the school’s COVID-19 vaccine policy after the Food and Drug Administration gave full approval Monday to the Pfizer vaccine. Read story

Immunocompromised? Here’s how to get a third COVID vaccine dose in Washington

August 23, 2021, 7:02pm Health

SEATTLE — People with moderately or severely compromised immune systems qualify for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

Two visitors peer into the room of a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon, on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, as a nurse dons full protective gear before going into the room of another patient. The hospitalization rate of unvaccinated COVID-19 is breaking records and squeezing hospital capacity, with several running out of room to take more patients.

Oregon, once a virus success story, struggles with surge

Two visitors peer into the room of a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon, on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, as a nurse dons full protective gear before going into the room of another patient. The hospitalization rate of unvaccinated COVID-19 is breaking records and squeezing hospital capacity, with several running out of room to take more patients.

August 23, 2021, 12:25pm Health

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon was once the poster child for limiting the spread of the coronavirus, after its Democratic governor imposed some of the nation’s strictest safety measures, including mask mandates indoors and outdoors, limits on gatherings and an order closing restaurants. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo, frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw, at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of Group of Seven summit.

FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo, frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw, at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. The U.S. will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to share through the COVAX alliance for donation to 92 lower income countries and the African Union over the next year, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. President Joe Biden was set to make the announcement Thursday in a speech before the start of Group of Seven summit.

August 23, 2021, 12:15pm Health

WASHINGTON — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, a milestone that could lift public confidence in the shots and spur more companies, universities and local governments to make vaccinations mandatory. Read story