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DC to drop most indoor mask requirements next week

The District of Columbia will lift its indoor mask requirement starting next week, as local COVID-19 infection cases continue to trend downward. Starting Monday, Nov. 22, masks will no longer be required in many indoor spaces. A statement from the city Health Department announced that masks will still be required in certain settings, including schools, […]

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A self-help guide to treating IBD

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, chronic autoimmune disorders collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), affect about 3 million Americans. They require a significant amount of medical management, sometimes including immunosuppressant medications with potentially scary side effects. What’s more, people with IBD often feel shame about their condition because of its connection to bathroom behaviors, […]

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Global effort to develop AI tools for automated assessment of radiographic damage in rheumatoid arthritis

Crowdsourcing has become an increasingly popular way to develop machine learning algorithms to address many clinical problems in a variety of illnesses. Today at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting, a multicenter team led by an investigator from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented the results from the RA2-DREAM Challenge, a crowdsourced effort […]

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White House announces plan to reduce gun suicides

(HealthDay)—The Biden administration unveiled a plan on Tuesday that aims to cut gun suicides in the United States. Measures in the plan include creating awareness and training programs and making gun storage more widely available. The effort also seeks to turn back the significant rise in suicides by military personnel and veterans. Federal agencies will […]

Pet Care

You Have to Meet Gusto!

Mucho Gusto! If you have a soft spot for sweet seniors, you have to meet Gusto! With his tiny feet and disproportionate body, Gusto has been affectionately described as a “misshapen potato of love!” He greets everyone with chirps and meows and enjoys sitting on laps, receiving rubs and scratches and sending the occasional email […]

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Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks later. But the 88-year-old is still waiting. She was infected with […]