• Health & Fitness

    Upward climb of area COVID-19 cases slows some | Health & Fitness

    Several new mobile vaccination clinics by Three Rivers are coming up this Friday and Saturday. From 5-8 p.m. Friday, Three Rivers will be at Regency II Mobile Home Park at 807 S. Broad Street. They will be in Hooper and Herman on Saturday. From 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. they will be at the Faith Food Pantry at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 27053 County Rd. 12 and from noon-2 p.m. they will be at Herman City Park.  Support Local Journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} “We are happy to offer more COVID-19 vaccination clinics to our community, ensuring that everyone  

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    Virginia COVID-19 July 13 update: 346 new cases, positivity rate trending upward

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Health is reporting 346 new cases along with 9 deaths related to COVID-19 Tuesday. The percent positivity rate in the commonwealth is up at 2.3%. As of Tuesday morning, July 13, Virginia has an overall number of 683,202 coronavirus cases since the start of the outbreak. Of the overall cases reported, 531,311 have been confirmed by testing. 151,891 are probable cases, in which a patient who shows symptoms is diagnosed without testing. According to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association, there are currently are 237 people in Virginia hospitalized due to COVID-19.  

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    College Health Science Program Completions Trending Upward, But Nurse Shortage Continues

    More students are graduating in nursing and related health fields in Wisconsin, but according to a new study’s author, that won’t be enough to deal with ongoing health care worker shortages. The new Wisconsin Policy Forum study found bachelor’s and advanced degree completions in health science have gone up by almost 50 percent in the past decade in southeastern Wisconsin. At the same time, completions of certificate and associate degree programs decreased by 14 percent. Study author Joe Peterangelo said more hospitals are requiring nurses to get bachelor’s degrees. “In the past, it used to be very common to have  

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    US markets trending upward on last trading day of the week

    Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. U.S. equity futures were trending higher ahead of the Friday’s opening bell as stocks have risen this week and market volatility has collapsed, reflecting investors’ easing concerns about higher inflation and tighter monetary policy. Stocks in this Article $34433.84 +237.02 (+0.69%) $14360.387701 -9.32 (-0.06%) A recovery in the U.S. economy is a boon for this export-driven region. Although the vaccine rollout in Asia has lagged most parts of U.S. and Europe, the perk from an overseas recovery is likely to come long before herd immunity against the coronavirus pandemic. On Wall Street, the S&P  

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