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People’s Pharmacy: Special toothpaste prevents canker sores

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

Q. When I was a kid, I used to get horrible canker sores. My mother treated them with silver nitrate, which hurt like heck. After my braces came off, I took better care of my teeth and brushed more frequently. I didn’t have as many canker sores and thought it was because of the brushing.

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Dr. Zorba Paster: He’s vaccinated and wants you to get your shots, too

The other day, I received my second COVID-19 vaccine shot. No pain, no side effects. Just like the flu shot for me, but, then again, I didn’t have any side effects from the shingles shot, either. I think you can expect you might get a fever, feel a bit blue for a couple of days, like you’re coming down with a cold.
News >  Nation/World

On Day One, Biden to undo Trump policies on climate, virus

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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What to like about those new dietary guidelines

They’re here, the long-awaited and debated 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. What’s the big deal? This document – updated every five years by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services – represents the most current science-based advice on what and how to eat and drink for our best health.
News >  Nation/World

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years of Donald Trump and that trans-Atlantic ties will be different in the future.
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Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as part of a flurry of clemency action that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him and his family.
A&E >  TV

No-go for Joe Exotic: Trump pardon list omits ‘Tiger King’

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021

One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons is “Tiger King” Joe Exotic. His team was so confident in a pardon that they'd readied a celebratory limousine and a hair and wardrobe team to whisk away the zookeeper-turned-reality-TV-star, who is now serving a 22-year federal prison sentence in Texas.