Day: June 3, 2021

THERAPY

Tucker time: Therapy dog supports Davis Park Elementary community | News

A therapy dog at Davis Park Elementary has been on school counselor Katrina Doty’s wish list since she first read “Whistle for Willie” by Ezra Jack Keats to first graders a few years ago. She recognized then how a dog could aide in student reading, attendance and overall behavior.






Tucker time: Therapy dog supports Davis Park Elementary community

Tribune-Star/Joseph C. GarzaWho’s a good boy? Tucker, the therapy dog at Davis Park Elementary, is well loved. But make no mistake — he’s got daily duties.




But therapy dogs can be expensive to purchase and train. Because most fundraisers have all but gone to the wayside since the COVID-19 pandemic, Doty figured it would be years before the school could afford one.

Thanks to a couple of good Samaritans and a grant from United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Youth Success Impact Council, Tucker, the Goldendoodle, is now the unofficial head of the guidance department.

Goldendoodles are a

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TREATMENT

Cape Cod Hospital has one of first mobile infusion treatment centers to fight COVID-19 | Regional

May 29—HYANNIS — Cape Cod Hospital this week became one of the first hospitals in the country to host a mobile infusion center to treat newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients with Regeneron.

Known as a monoclonal antibody treatment, Regeneron was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November and is designed to keep those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 from being hospitalized.

“This is the first one in the country that’s mobile. We’re a test case,” said Dr. Kevin Mulroy, chief quality officer for Cape Cod Healthcare, the parent company of Cape Cod Hospital.

The mobile unit operated by Anyplace M.D. of Austin, Texas, is parked near the COVID-19 testing tent on the hospital campus in Hyannis.

It looks like a big RV or bloodmobile but provides patients with infusions of clear liquid Regeneron, which was among the treatments former President Donald Trump received when he

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HEALTH

Covered California Says Health Insurance Just Got Too Cheap to Ignore | Health, Medicine and Fitness

If you are uninsured because health coverage seemed too expensive the last time you looked, it’s time to look again.

A new federal law could make it a whole lot cheaper to buy your own insurance if you don’t get coverage through an employer or a government insurance program such as Medicare or Medicaid.

The law, the American Rescue Plan, provides billions of federal dollars to reduce premiums for people who buy their coverage through the insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act.

The aid expands a federal tax credit created by the ACA that you can take upfront as a discount on your premium or claim when you file your taxes the following year. It is not available for those who buy individual or family policies in the open market outside an ACA exchange. So, if you are in an off-exchange health plan, you might save a lot

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