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Did you know a small handful of walnuts a day may lower your cholesterol? It could also protect against inflammation in your heart’s arteries -- here's why:

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COVID-19 & flu may spread at the same time this winter. Your #fluvaccine  can help save medical resources for the care of #COVID19  patients by reducing the burden of #flu  illness on health care systems. Learn how to find a flu vaccine near you. Get vaccinated today.

Join #AHRQ  to help raise awareness about #WAAW  and global antimicrobial resistance. Let's avoid the spread of drug-resistant infections.

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A private COVID-19 facility at Logan Airport is now open for passengers. Last month, WBUR reporter @Zeninjor  covered its opening, when it was just available to airport and airline workers:

#COVID19 underscores the need to strengthen our public health capacity & support our public health workforce. #PHTYD  is a day to say thanks. @ResearchAmerica 

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#AHRQ encourages everyone to work together to raise awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and help avoid the spread of drug-resistant infections. #WAAW 

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There are lots of questions in health care, but one thing is clear: Patients score by being part of their own care teams. Learn the drill by using AHRQ's QuestionBuilder app. #AHRQ  #patientsafety 

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#AHRQ National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network thanks nursing homes across the U.S. that are participating in free training to enhance infection prevention practices. Share this post to help spread the word. We are #UnitedForNursingHomeSafety .

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The innate #ImmuneSystem , which responds more generally to bodily invaders, may be an important yet overlooked component of immunotherapy's success. Learn more: via #cancer  #healthcare  #mondaythoughts  @tudresden_de 

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Today is Public Health Thank You Day! Sending our appreciation to everyone who works to protect and advance the nation’s public health. Your efforts save lives. @ResearchAmerica  #PublicHealthHeroes 

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Scoops of the Day

As COVID-19 Surges, LA County shuts down all outdoor restaurant dining

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As a resource for the global health care community, the NEJM collection of Covid-19 articles continues to be free. #COVID19  #SARSCoV2 

TCR pioneer Immunocore scores a first with a landmark PhIII snapshot on overall survival for a rare melanoma

What Can Happen When You Chronically Snack All Day? -Inflammation -Reduced immunity -Weight Gain -Increased Heart Disease Risk -Tooth Decay#inflammation  #snacking  #refinedfoods  #weightgain  #immunehealth  #hearthealth 

Masks help prevent people from getting and spreading #COVID19 . Masks are most effective when widely used in the community. Learn more: .

There's an increasing amount of evidence coming out about the benefits of ketones on brain function & cognition (of which I address in my book The Ketogenic Key) including both preventative and therapeutic potential in Alzheimer's disease. #brainhealth 

The ‘X17’ particle: Scientists may have discovered the fifth force of nature.

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Why more attention needs to be paid to the mental health of COVID-19 survivors, writes @GrantHBrennerMD 

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Scoops of the Week

This visualization from @covid_atlas  depicts the spread of COVID-19 cases across America. It's a gripping look at the impact COVID-19 has had on our nation.

As #COVID19  cases increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate the #Thanksgiving  holiday is at home with people who live with you. Avoid gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you. See CDC’s guidance: .

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I will hate with my dying breathe every single politician who chose to ignore this pandemic, from failing to provide financial aid to lack of PPE, to their lack of laws and enforcing laws about gatherings and travel. We could be done. Instead we have 2,000 people a day dying.

Congratulations to @RepJimBanks  on his election as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

November 19 is The Great American Smokeout. People who get support with quitting are more likely to succeed than those who try to quit alone. Find support, including a quit app 📱, at via @FDATobacco  #GASO20 

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FDA is launching a multi-year longitudinal study with California agricultural stakeholder partners to improve food safety through enhanced understanding of the ecology of human pathogens in the environment that may cause foodborne illness outbreaks.

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Happy birthday to my friend and Brooklyn’s own @RepYvetteClarke . Our Caucus is lucky to have your advocacy on tech and media policy, pushing for greater inclusion of communities of color in Silicon Valley as Vice Chair of @EnergyCommerce .

How it started: How it's going:

The safest way to celebrate #Thanksgiving  is with your household members. Cook traditional family recipes, have a virtual dinner with your friends and family, or watch parades and movies from your cozy couch. More tips: .

#COVID19 cases are rising. Average daily cases are up 43% compared to the previous 7 days, with 94% of U.S. jurisdictions seeing more cases. This Thanksgiving, help slow the spread: gather outdoors, wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart. See more:

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