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gathered or amassed over a period of time,
especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
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Ultimate Guide to Disaster Preparedness on a Budget: The Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has found that 61 percent of surveyed
Americans have not created or practiced an emergency plan, while 80
percent of Americans live in counties that have experienced natural
disasters. Not having an emergency plan might mean losing a loved one or
pet. For small businesses, it might mean financial collapse.
New COVID Wave Is Starting, With the ‘Worst Version' of Omicron. NBC
New York | Updated on June 29, 2022. The BA.5 subvariant of the omicron
variant of COVID-19 appears to be on the rise in New York City and
fueling a possible sixth wave of the pandemic. The BA.5 subvariant,
first seen in South Africa and then Portugal, is considered by some
experts to be the "worst version" of omicron seen yet, given its
apparent capacity to escape prior immunity and transmit more readily.
May 13, 2022
60 Best Brunch Recipes (Love&Lemons): Filled with easy, doable, and
delicious recipes, this list is divided between sweet brunch ideas and
savory brunch ideas. In addition, there’s a small section of brunch-worthy
beverages at the end.
May 12, 2022
Mental Health & Wellness for Nursing Students: Nursing school can be
tough. Many students report periods of stress, anxiety, or depression
while navigating everything from admissions to the NCLEX. Learn how to
manage these challenges yourself, and how to get help should your
self-care efforts fall short.
May 11, 2022
Coronavirus Dashboard — Jefferson County, OH: Provides Overview,
Statistics, Symptoms, Treatments, Variants, Prevention, Testing.
Ohio COVID-19 map: Mayo Clinic is tracking COVID-19 cases and
forecasting hot spots. All data and predictions include the delta and
omicron variants and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. This map shows a rolling
average of daily cases for the past week.
Germain Grisez — "The Way of the Lord Jesus": This website facilitates
printing out the units into which the three volumes of "The Way of the
Lord Jesus" are divided: Volume 1: Christian Moral Principles, Volume 2:
Living a Christian Life, Volume 3: Difficult Moral Questions, Volume Four:
Clerical and Consecrated Life and Service.
May 4, 2022
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“Living or Not Living? That Is the Question” by E. Christian Brugger,
April 7, 2022 | National Catholic Register. COMMENTARY: The debate over
brain death has no easy answer but requires astute attentiveness to
science, Church teaching and the sanctity of human life.
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Information on Drugs (WebMD): Learn about your prescription drugs
and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special
precautions, and more.
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January 20, 2022
New COVID Guidance for Colleges Is Stricter Than CDC’s (1/20/2022 |
InsideHigherEd): The American College Health Association (ACHA) recommends
that students who test positive for COVID-19 not leave isolation until
they receive a negative rapid antigen test — a departure from the latest
CDC guidelines, which lowered the recommended quarantine period from 10 to
five days and do not require a negative antigen test to end isolation. If
a student tests positive after five days, they should test again on day
seven or eight, said Gerri Taylor, co-chair of the ACHA’s COVID-19 task
force. “And then if that is positive, they should stay through the full 10
days of isolation.” The new guidelines also recommend the use of N95, KN95
or surgical masks on campus, and amend the definition of “up-to-date”
vaccination status to include a booster dose, in keeping with CDC
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity — Background (CatholicCulture): In
1908, Rev. Paul Wattson, then an Anglican religious in Graymoor, New York,
began a Church Unity Octave with the support of Anglican and Catholic
prelates, including Cardinal William O’Connell of Boston. The octave began
on January 18, then the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter in Rome, and
concluded on January 25, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.
San Damiano Cross:
Telling the History of Christ’s Passion. The San Damiano cross is the
large Romanesque rood cross that hung in the abandoned chapel near Assisi.
While still in his early 20’s and seeking his place in the world, Francis
of Assisi was praying before this cross when he heard the voice of God
commanding him to “rebuild my church.”…All Franciscans cherish this cross
as the symbol of their mission from God to commit their lives and
resources to renew and rebuild the Church through the power of Christ.
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Coronavirus Can Persist for Months After Traversing Body: The N.I.H.
researchers posit that infection of the pulmonary system may result in an
early “viremic” phase, in which the virus is present in the bloodstream
and is seeded throughout the body, including across the blood-brain
barrier, even in patients experiencing mild or no symptoms.
January 5, 2022
Throat Swabs Better Than Nasal Swabs Among Rapid Tests, Experts Claim
(ScienceTimes). On December 28, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
announced that rapid tests may be less sensitive to the Omicron variant.
That is why saliva tests are more recommended than nasal rapid antigen
tests.…Dr. Michael Daignault, an emergency doctor in Los Angeles,
explained that this is because more virus potentially lives in the throat.
Throat swabs or the rapid test that involves a procedure of sweeping a
swab at the back of the mouth is supported by many experts, saying it is a
go-to test of many people and can detect the Omicron variant despite the
recent announcement of FDA.
COVID-19 and PTSD: Assessing the Pandemic's Toll on Mental Health by Yale
University (1/4/2)022. As researchers and clinicians continue to
grapple with the psychological fallout from COVID-19, a growing body of
literature has examined the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
in the general public.
January 1, 2022