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By Laura Ungar

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By Laura Ungar

  Trombonist Jerrell Charleston loves the give-and-take of jazz, the creativity of riffing off other musicians. But as he looked toward his sophomore year at Indiana University, he feared that steps to avoid sharing the coronavirus would also keep students from sharing songs. “Me and a lot of other cats were seriously considering taking a year off and practicing at home,” lamented the 19-year-old jazz studies major from Gary, Indiana. His worries evaporated when he arrived on campus and discovered that music professor Tom Walsh had invented a special mask with a hole and a protective flap to allow musicians...


Use An Instant Pot To Clean Your Face Mask

Use An Instant Pot To Clean Your Face Mask

s It’s clear that wearing face masks during the pandemic could save countless lives and that caring for reusable masks properly is essential. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing cloth face masks anytime they get dirty, and every day at the least. Nobody wants to put on a germy mask, but running a load of laundry every day just for masks can seem excessive. And what are you supposed to do if you wear an N95 mask but are running low on clean ones? Although the CDC offers the alternative method of hand-washing masks using tap water and...


It was early April, when the Covid-19 pandemic was cresting in the Garden State

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It was early April, when the Covid-19 pandemic was cresting in the Garden State

The last place anyone wanted to be was a hospital emergency room. But one New Jersey woman with a painful wisdom tooth felt she had little choice. The antibiotics she had received two weeks earlier at the same ER hadn’t done much to quell the raging infection. She returned, braving coronavirus exposure for the second time, in her desperation to find relief. [RELATED: 2020 Top Dentists] Instead of receiving treatment, she was told that the hospital, like virtually all the state’s hospitals at the time, was overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients. An ER staffer suggested she try a hospital in Pennsylvania, where...