A Can of Peas, A Bag of Rice, and A Determination That No One Should Go Hungry: A History of the First Food Bank

A broken heart inspired John van Hengel to fill the stomachs of people in need. Born in Waupun, Wisconsin in 1923, van Hengel eventually was sent to Phoenix, Arizona for rehabilitation after he became partially paralyzed while breaking up a bar fight.  Upon recovering from his injuries (at 44, he even became the oldest public lifeguard in Phoenix), van Hengel vowed to dedicate his life...
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Should You Switch From Contact Lenses to Glasses in the Age of Covid-19?

“Contact Tracing” is an important measure that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “Contactless Pick-Up” can also keep you safe. Here’s another way to help stay safe: “Rethink Wearing Contact Lenses.” Experts report that switching from your contact lenses to glasses is worth considering, both for the risks of wearing contacts, and the...
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Ignore Your Gums And They’ll Go Away

Maybe your first sign of the problem was tooth sensitivity. Maybe you noticed a tooth looks longer than normal. Most people are unaware the issue even exists because it occurs so gradually. But gum recession is not something you want to ignore. Gum recession is the process in which the gum tissue surrounding your teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth and/or...
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Can You Get Covid-19 Again? Experts Say It’s Unlikely.

In early July, a handful of outlying reports appeared in some news publications with alarming headlines that implied immunity to COVID-19 is short-lived. Many people were alarmed by these articles and shared them with friends and family and also posted them across social media. However, the World Health Organization has issued guidance that reassures that this claim is based in worry, not...
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