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Health district says Moderna, J&J booster shots available

The Southern Nevada Health District announced Tuesday that booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson Johnson vaccine, in addition to the Pfizer vaccine, are available at its clinics for those who are eligible.

 
Halloween DIY projects abound for kids

Sales of Halloween decorations have increased in just the last few years and DIY options are popping up to handle the demand from families who want to create their own creepy crafts and dastardly decor.

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

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Jewish group offers gene cancer testing for all

JScreen, Jewish Nevada and Congregation Ner Tamid are offering discounted screening to identify more than 60 types of cancer genes. The testing is normally $200, but the groups have raised funds to reduce the cost to $100 per person for the at-home saliva test.

Berkshire Hathaway supports Making Strides

Kristi Badolato and her Summerlin team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties crew will join the over 10,000 participants anticipated to walk in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

Doctors: Don’t put off annual mammogram

Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a large study of over half a million women, funded by the American Cancer Society and published in the journal Radiology.

Health advisers back J&J’s COVID booster shot

Johnson & Johnson told the FDA that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.

Reinforce corners when building backyard sandbox

You can build the sandbox out of lumber to form the sides, but you will have to reinforce the corners, as there will be lots of pressure on them to come apart. Don’t use treated lumber as the chemicals in that material can be hazardous to children.

Missing lemons were probably stolen by human

Lemons usually don’t ripen until about December. Ripening means the sugar content increases as they reach maturity. December and January are the usual times we see citrus damaged by vermin.

31 simple and cheap Halloween decorations

If you really want to go all out for Halloween, you can go all out. But we believe you can find cheap Halloween decorations that allow you to get your spook on without terrorizing your budget.

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