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Here are 4 tips on how to get your kids to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

USA TODAY

Pediatricians and public health experts predict a potentially dramatic increase in childhood obesity this year as months of pandemic eating, closed schools, stalled sports and public space restrictions extend indefinitely.

About one in seven children have met the criteria for childhood obesity since 2016, when the federal National Survey of Children’s Health changed its methodology, a report out Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found. 

While the percentage of children considered obese declined slightly in the last 10 years, it is expected to jump in 2020.

“We were making slow and steady progress until this,” said Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, a Northwestern University economist and professor. “It’s likely we will have wiped out a lot of the progress that we’ve made over the last decade in childhood obesity.”

The trend,

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Teen infected relatives in four states during family vacation, CDC says

In a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released by the CDC, 11 separate coronavirus cases across four states were traced back to one 13-year-old child.



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Exposure to the virus occurred during a three-week family gathering at which five families met. The age of the attendees ranged from 9-72 years-old. The families shared a five-bedroom, two-bathroom house and the CDC report points out that the family members did not wear masks or practice social distancing.

It should be noted that although several states began requiring masks to be worn in public in April, data confirming their effectiveness in combating the spread of the coronavirus was not known until late June and the shared house would not necessarily classify as a public space. Six relatives who later joined

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As holidays approach, California unveils new rules on family gatherings, social events

LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 9, 2018: Motorists cruise Santa Rosa Avenue, better known as Christmas Tree Lane, in Altadena, California to view the 0.7 mile of deodar cedar trees that have been lit by community volunteers annually since 1920. In 1990, the lane was designated as California Historical Landmark No. 990. (Calvin B. Alagot / Los Angeles Times)
Motorists cruise Santa Rosa Avenue, better known as Christmas Tree Lane, in Altadena in 2018. (Calvin B. Alagot / Los Angeles Times)

With the holiday season approaching, California last week released new guidelines for socializing that prohibit gatherings among more than three households.

While coronavirus cases are dipping — and hospitalizations and deaths are at their lowest levels in months — officials are emphasizing the importance of maintaining health safety measures.

“We are entering into the holidays, but also we’re entering into the part of the year when things cool down and people are more likely to congregate … in settings that put their physical proximity and likelihood of transmitting disease at higher risk,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

“Don’t be misled that this disease is any less deadly. Quite the contrary — it is as deadly as it’s ever been in the context of those that are high risk.”

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CDC says teen gave COVID-19 to 11 relatives across 4 states during a family vacation. Experts see a cautionary tale for holidays

A COVID-19 outbreak that infected 11 people across four states began with a 13-year-old girl who transmitted the virus during a three-week family vacation over the summer, according to a Centers for Disease Control report.

In Illinois — one of the states involved — a Cook County Department of Public Health spokeswoman said that the community where some of the family members live is not currently at risk from this particular outbreak, which occurred months ago.

But the case shows that kids and teens can contract and spread the virus, public health experts say. It also serves as a cautionary tale before the holiday season, a traditional time for many large family get-togethers.

“(The) outbreak highlights several important issues that are good to review before the holidays., a Cook County Department of Public Health spokeswoman said in an email.

The CDC noted that the case underscores the risk of exposure

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Dentist North Lakes, Passion Family Dental North Lakes Announces General Dental Treatments in QLD – Press Release

North Lakes, QLD – Getting a dentist that can be trusted with the oral health of the family is always going to be a challenging undertaking. Such a provider could have all the experience in the world but still fails to get along with the patients. Passion Family Dental North Lakes is all about providing compassionate dental care and treatment services for the residents of North Lakes, QLD. The practice was founded on the premise of providing high-quality dental care & treatment services in a safe and comfortable environment. That is why the clinic has decided to announce the reaffirmation of its commitment by providing general dental treatments.

“At Passion Family Dental North Lakes, we are committed to understanding and working together with you to help take control of your oral health. We recognize that some people find going to the North Lakes dentist a daunting experience, our staff has

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Dentist Yeronga, RIA Family Dental Opens General and Preventive Dentistry Clinic Near Yeerongpilly and Annerley Area – Press Release

Yeronga, QLD – Ria Family Dental has announced extending its general and preventive dentistry service to the Greater Yeerongpilly and Annerley areas. The practice was founded on providing the best dental care and treatment services for its patients. The opening of the new clinic will enable more families to get access to high-quality dental care at affordable rates. The practice offers a wide range of preventive and restorative treatments and patients will be pleased to know that they can get all of their dentistry services under one roof.

“At Ria Family Dental in Yeronga, we aim to treat you with personal care and attention in a comfortable and relaxed hospital environment. We are one of the best family dental clinics in Yeronga. Our Yeronga dentists are caring, skilled professionals, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care,” said Dr Darshan Hosur, the spokesperson

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Family sues Tyson Foods for negligence after employee dies of virus

The children of Pedro Cano claim the meatpacking facility their father worked at did not have appropriate precautions in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus

The family of a man who worked for Tyson Foods has pressed charges against the company after he died of coronavirus earlier this year.

Pedro Cano, 51, was a meatpacker working “elbow-to-elbow,” the suit claims, with fellow maskless and gloveless employees at a pork processing plant in eastern Iowa in April when he contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel virus that has thrown the world into a pandemic.

A lawsuit is accusing Tyson of “gross negligence” after not informing factory workers of proper safety precautions to prevent being exposed to the virus.

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The plant closed down in early April after more employees tested positive for the potentially deadly disease, as reported by the Des Moines Register

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Teen spurs coronavirus outbreak, infects 11 family members

A coronavirus outbreak infecting 11 family members, stemming from a 13-year-old girl, recently prompted an investigation by several state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The teen was away from home in June when she was exposed to a large coronavirus outbreak. While she was asymptomatic, a rapid antigen test conducted four days after exposure came back negative, per a new CDC report.

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A couple of days later, shortly before accompanying her siblings and parents on a large family vacation, the only symptom the young girl developed was nasal congestion.

A total of 14 relatives, ages ranging from 9 to 72, stayed together for up to three weeks in a five-bedroom house, ignoring masks and social distancing. The CDC says 12 of the 14 family members developed symptoms and had either probable, suspected, or confirmed COVID-19

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A Texas family lost four members to Covid-19. Now they want to save others from heartbreak.

The coronavirus had already killed Nieves Salas Solis’ mother and brother when he called his daughter from a hospital bed with a chilling message: “I’m next.”

Nieves, 62, who grew up in Dallas and in recent years lived in a Mexican border town doing community outreach, had a high fever and shortness of breath. It was mid-August, and he had managed to drive himself to a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, where doctors confirmed that he had Covid-19. But their efforts to clear his lungs were not working, said his daughter, Ana Alonso.

Ana knew her father was grieving his mother, Eva Solis-Salas, 89, who died Aug. 6, and a brother, Ruperto Salas Solis, 67, who died Aug. 10, after their own brief battles with the coronavirus.

IMAGE: Ana Alonso and Eva Solis-Salas (Ana Alonso)
IMAGE: Ana Alonso and Eva Solis-Salas (Ana Alonso)

But the thought of losing him, too, was unimaginable. Nieves was a “health freak” who ran

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Gateway Family YMCA to join National Senior Health & Fitness Day celebration

The Gateway Family YMCA and Shaping Eastern Union County will join an estimated 1,000 local groups nationwide to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The YMCA is offering free virtual programs with registration available at www.tgfymca.org/events.

According to Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA, “National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the perfect opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to lead healthier lives through wellness, nutrition and programs designed specifically to meet their needs. This is even more important today while we are practicing social distancing and may not be as active as usual.”

During National Senior Health and Fitness Day, participants will join with an estimated 100,000 older adults across the country participating in local virtual activities to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical activity, good nutrition and preventative care.

Throughout the day,

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