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The California city of Calistoga is evacuated as the Glass Fire closes in

The California city of Calistoga is evacuated as the Glass Fire closes in

Firefighters scrambled Tuesday to save homes in California’s wine country as one of the state’s fast-growing wildfires spread, compounding the misery of a deadly fire season that has destroyed numerous homes and left parts of California inhaling unhealthy air for weeks. The Glass Fire — one of two large blazes that began over the weekend…MORE

Dentists are seeing more cracked teeth. Pandemic stress is to blame

Dentists are seeing more cracked teeth. Pandemic stress is to blame

Shingles, maskne, migraines and quarantine fatigue: The stress of the pandemic has manifested in a variety of physical ailments. The latest evidence of this is a rise in cracked teeth. “We have seen an increasing amount of fractured teeth in probably the past six months,” said Dr. Paul Koshgerian, an oral surgeon with The Oral…MORE

Puberty in a pandemic? It’s not all bad news, experts say

Puberty in a pandemic? It’s not all bad news, experts say

For many, the pandemic has scrambled any sense of passing time. Parents and pediatricians know better: Babies turn into toddlers, who turn into elementary school students, who eventually hit puberty. Kids grow up no matter what happens in the outside world. “I have a number of patients who have gotten their periods since the pandemic…MORE

An 11-year-old boy and a woman are dead after an Oregon hostage situation

An 11-year-old boy and a woman are dead after an Oregon hostage situation

A woman and an 11-year-old boy were killed in a hostage situation that unfolded in Salem, Oregon, state police said Tuesday. The suspect was also found dead. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday to a call of a possible hostage situation around 12:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. ET), according to a news release…MORE

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