Autry training next generation of health care employees

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Feb. 27—ENID, Okla. — Autry Technology Center bills itself as the “healthcare hub of northwest Oklahoma,” offering three full-time health science career training programs for high school students and adults and five advanced medical classes for adults only. “It is important that we are training our students to go to […]

Medicaid transformation details to arrive soon

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Feb. 20—In early March, many of those who receive services through Medicaid, a federal program established to provide health care services for the impoverished, will be receiving a packet concerning future medical services. Don’t throw it out, warned Ira Dove, the director of the Haywood County Health and Human Services […]

7 Common Teeth Whitening Mistakes to Avoid

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teeth-whitening-mistakes: woman with white teeth smiling Getty Images These days, teeth whitening is more popular—and accessible—than ever. Not only do most dental practices offer professional whitening, but many stores now sell at-home teeth whitening kits that you can use on your own time. While this accessibility means more affordability, it […]

The Reinvention of Ryan and Sara Hall

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Photo credit: Jesse Rieser From Runner’s World Leap Day, February 29, 2020. Sara and Ryan Hall are in the backseat of an Uber, sitting in traffic—and silence—in downtown Atlanta. Shivering a little in her race kit, Sara accepts Ryan’s offer of his sweatshirt. The driver mutters something about road closures. […]

Take it with a Grain Assault | Guest Columns

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Once again, we shine the spotlight on subpar spelling and grammar, lifted directly from the pages of Facebook and other social media sites. As always, some of these will make you laugh. Others might make you cry. Even though Deputy Barney Fife constantly told Andy he would “nip it in […]

Weird sounds in scene songs

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[Photos via YouTube] Sometimes, the best music doesn’t come purely from guitars, basses, drums and so forth. There are instances where the coolest sounds that make or break a track come from everyday objects, voices of strangers and more.  Recording technology has come a long way from the old days, […]

A Week In Atlanta, GA, On A $70,000 Salary

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Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Today: a risk and insights analyst who makes $70,000 and spends some of her money […]

‘We cannot make the same mistakes as last year’

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Boris Johnson has promised that Britain’s lockdown exit strategy will be “cautious but irreversible”, insisting that he wants this third national lockdown to be the UK’s last.  The ‘stay at home’ message will be dropped and the Prime Minister has said that the priority for Britain’s exit strategy will be […]

Medcalf: A racism reckoning in Rondo

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In the 1950s, Debbie Montgomery, a former St. Paul City Council member and the first woman hired by the St. Paul Police Department, watched her parents thrive in the city’s Rondo neighborhood. The flourishing Black family owned a multilevel home and a pair of lots, crucial acquisitions toward building generational […]