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NC high school sports participation declined in all but 5 sports after the pandemic

By Nick Stevens, Managing Editor of HighSchoolOT Statewide participation data for specific sports has been released, and the numbers continue to show the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on North Carolina. Compared to the 2018-2019 school year, the last set of participation data released before the pandemic, participation declined in all but five North …

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What are the two-year health outcomes among patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China?

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the rapid outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has claimed more than 6.52 million lives worldwide world The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants due to genomic mutations has prolonged the pandemic. Some variants of SARS-CoV-2, such as Omicron and Delta, are more transmissible and virulent …

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The new Orlando terminal is a $2.8 billion bet on Florida tourism

ORLANDO, Fla. – Visitors to the new terminal at Orlando International Airport may want to bring sunscreen, shades and a floppy hat. The rays of sunlight shining through the windows of its high ceilings not only peck at passing passengers, but practically drink them in as if they were spending a day at the beach. …

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Americans blame health care system: AP-NORC survey

WASHINGTON — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about renting his New York City apartment, he sometimes stops short of refilling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather skip my medication than be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among the majority of U.S. adults who say health care is not …

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Americans blame health care system: AP-NORC survey

WASHINGTON – When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about renting his New York City apartment, he sometimes stops to refill his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather skip my medication than be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among the majority of U.S. adults who say health care is not well …

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ACC shoots in September to boost reputation in marquee games

DURHAM, NC – Duke coach Mike Elko has been around college football long enough to know how the opening month of the season can shape the perception of a league’s strength. This is important in the coming weeks for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The league won, or in some cases survived, its highest-profile nonconference matchups …

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How have physical activity trends around the world changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a recent study published in The Lancetresearchers assessed trends in physical activity worldwide since the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Global trends in physical activity since the onset of COVID-19. Image credit: lzf/Shutterstock background The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread mortality and morbidity worldwide. Public health interventions that limit the transmission …

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The IRS continued to delay pandemic business tax refunds

The Internal Revenue Service has been slow to process employer tax credits and tax refunds that businesses were supposed to receive to deal with the pandemic, according to a new report. The report, released Tuesday by the Treasury’s inspector general for the Internal Revenue Service, followed up on a previous audit in July 2021 and …

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