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‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws Get Another Look After Indiana, Colorado Shootings

‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws Get Another Look After Indiana, Colorado Shootings

On New Year’s Eve 2017, sheriff’s deputies in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch responded to a domestic disturbance. Before the night was over, four officers had been shot and Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish III was dead.This story also ran on . It can beThe gunman was a 37-year-old man with a whose family had previously tried to take his guns away but found themselves without legal recourse to do so.“We tried every legal avenue we could to not only protect him, but to protect the community,” said Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock. At that time, however, there was...

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It may be cold and snowy outside, but winter activities are some of the best ways to get fit, experts say.

It may be cold and snowy outside, but winter activities are some of the best ways to get fit, experts say.

ADDuring the long, cold days of winter, it’s easy to fall off even the most well-intentioned exercise program. After months of travel and stay-at-home restrictions, exercising in the confined spaces of home isn’t exactly enticing, but frigid weather, along with fewer hours of daylight and, in some cases, snow, can make it hard to leave the cozy comfort of the indoors to exercise outside.Don’t be deterred — winter can be a great time for outdoor activities, says Keri Denay, a family and sports physician at the University of Michigan Medical School.“People should not shy away from exercising...

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Feb 12
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Covid-Certified Businesses Try to Woo Leery Patrons

Covid-Certified Businesses Try to Woo Leery Patrons

This story also ran on . It can beGRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — On a sunny Saturday this month, Ruth Hatfield was sitting with a friend’s dog on a sidewalk bench in downtown Grand Junction. Back home in Snowmass Village, 120 miles away through winding Rocky Mountain roadways, local officials had just shut down indoor restaurant dining as covid cases reached some of the highest levels in Colorado.Here in Grand Junction, though, restaurants were open, and Hatfield had sought out those with the local health department’s “5-star certifications,” a designation meant to reassure people it is safe to...

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Feb 4
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We're All 'P-Hacking' Now

We're All 'P-Hacking' Now

entry , been discussed on , scored a from Cards Against Humanity, and now it’s been featured in on the TV game show Jeopardy. Metascience nerds rejoice! The term p-hacking has gone mainstream.Results from a study can be analyzed in a variety of ways, and p-hacking refers to a practice where researchers select the analysis that yields a pleasing result. The p refers to the p-value, a statistical entity that’s essentially a measure of how surprising the results of a study would be if the effect you’re looking for wasn’t there.Suppose you’re testing a pill for high blood pressure, and you find...

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November 26, 2019
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Ski Resorts Work to Stay Open as COVID Cases Snowball

Ski Resorts Work to Stay Open as COVID Cases Snowball

This story also ran on .TELLURIDE, Colo. — The day after Thanksgiving, Dr. Jana Eller and Dr. Shiraz Naqvi were seated beside an outdoor fire pit at the base of Telluride Ski Resort, taking a short break from skiing.The two physicians from Houston had driven more than 18 hours to get here for the holiday weekend, and they were staying (and preparing meals) in a home. They traveled with another couple and their kids, colleagues they’ve been “bubbling” with in Houston.“We got a COVID test prior to leaving and will get another when we return,” Naqvi said.The skiing itself doesn’t feel much...

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Dec 18
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COVID-19 Herd Immunity Strategies Could Bring ‘Untold Death and Suffering’

COVID-19 Herd Immunity Strategies Could Bring ‘Untold Death and Suffering’

In May, the Brazilian city of Manaus was devastated by a large outbreak of COVID-19. Hospitals were overwhelmed and the city was digging new grave sites in the surrounding forest. But by August, something had shifted. Despite relaxing social-distancing requirements in early June, the city of 2 million people had reduced its number of excess deaths from around 120 per day to nearly zero.In September, two groups of researchers posted preprints suggesting that Manaus’s late-summer slowdown in COVID-19 cases had happened, at least in part, because a large proportion of the community’s...

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Oct 24
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Debunking the False Claim That COVID Death Counts Are Inflated

Debunking the False Claim That COVID Death Counts Are Inflated

A persistent falsehood has been circulating on social media: the number of COVID deaths is much lower than the official statistic of more than , and therefore the danger of the disease has been overblown. In August President Trump retweeted a post claiming that only 6 percent of these reported deaths were actually from COVID-19. (The tweet originated from a follower of the debunked conspiracy fantasy QAnon.) Twitter removed the post for containing false information, but fabrications such as these continue to spread. U.S. Representative Roger Marshall of Kansas in September that Facebook had...

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How New Mexico Controlled the Spread of COVID-19

How New Mexico Controlled the Spread of COVID-19

There is a joke in New Mexico that the rest of the country does not know the state is part of the U.S. This summer, as cases of COVID-19 surged in many parts of the nation, New Mexico really did seem to stand apart. While Arizona and Texas, its neighbors to the west and east, loosened activity and business restrictions and then experienced alarming increases in COVID-19 numbers, New Mexico kept a tighter grip on the spread of the contagion. To date, Arizona has had and nearly twice as many deaths as New Mexico has per 100,000 people. The latter state also has far fewer cases and deaths per...

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Sep 17
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Uncertainty fuels anxiety, causing your mind to conjure up scary scenarios. The pandemic can magnify the angst.

Uncertainty fuels anxiety, causing your mind to conjure up scary scenarios. The pandemic can magnify the angst.

As it has become clear that the pandemic is here for the foreseeable future, we’re all : When can we venture out safely? Visit loved ones? Go to the doctor? Send children back to school? Return to the workplace? Pay our bills? Find a job?Feeling uncertain can provoke anxiety and other unhealthy effects, but at the same time, research shows that people are resilient and can learn to cope and even thrive in times of turmoil.Whether this prolonged period of uncertainty will leave lasting scars or provide an impetus to better adapt to unpredictable events depends in part on individual...

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Contact Tracing, a Key Way to Slow COVID-19, Is Badly Underused by the U.S.

Contact Tracing, a Key Way to Slow COVID-19, Is Badly Underused by the U.S.

There is no coronavirus vaccine. Medications for COVID-19 are still being tested. Across the U.S., states that once acted as if the pandemic was going away are for infections, hospitalizations and deaths. There is one proved tool that has helped other countries stem the pandemic. But in the U.S. it is severely underused; the Trump administration tried to cut financing for it from the latest pandemic relief bill, . And it often meets resistance from the people it is intended to help. The tool is called contact tracing.The tracing approach is built on a simple idea: When someone tests...

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Jul 28
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