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12-Year-Old Boy Cured of Sickle Cell Disease After Stem Cell Transplant: ‘I Started Crying’ – msnNOW

“He has energy and stamina that he never had,” Elliot Preddie’s mother said of her son’s recovery after receiving a stem cell transplant last year

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A 12-year-old boy from Indiana is getting a new lease on life after a stem cell transplant cured his blood disorder.
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Since he was born, Elliot Preddie has struggled with sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders that causes a shortage of healthy red blood cells.
The condition which can lead to frequent infections, pain, delayed growth and vision problems caused Elliot to miss out on activities that other kids his age…

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Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 117,910; Death toll now at 6,680 – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 117,910 as of Tuesday, including 6,680 deaths, state officials report.

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The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 117,910 as of Tuesday, including 6,680 deaths, state officials report.
Tuesdays update represents 504 new cases and 15 additional deaths, including three from a Vital Records review. On Monday, the state totals were 117,406 cases and 6,665 deaths.
New COVID-19 cases and deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 30,000 per day, with the positive rate between 2.5 a…

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Maine CDC announces new COVID-19 outbreaks in York County – WMTW Portland

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is investigating several new outbreaks in York County.

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SANFORD, Maine —The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it is investigating several new outbreaks in York County.
Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said there are 12 cases of the virus at Sanford High School. The high school has switched to remote learning due to the outbreak.
It is the first outbreak involving a public school in Maine, Shah said.
Shah said transmission of the virus is tentatively linked to gatherings outside of the school, including a pickup football ga…

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Hell Yes, It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot – Gizmodo

Friends: The time has come. It’s the first day of fall, and you can partially fill the coronavirus-vaccine-shaped hole in your heart by getting a flu shot.

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Friends: The time has come. Its the first day of fall, and you can partially fill the coronavirus-vaccine-shaped hole in your heart by getting a flu shot.
I got my flu shot on Monday. My arm still kind of hurts, but thats OK, because now Im less likely to get and spread the extremely shitty illness that is the flu. Isnt that amazing? A cheap and widely available shot that protects your body from being attacked by a virus?
In a typical year, the seasonal flu sickens tens of millions of American…

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