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Laura Beth Cole became a regular blood donor as a student. After she began teaching health science at Sheffield High School in 2018, she became passionate about hosting her department’s bi-annual blood drive through LifeSouth Shoals Community Blood Center.

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Karen Steele Williams was in disbelief when her twin sister, Sharon, offered to donate a kidney after Karen learned hers were failing earlier this year.

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WASHINGTON — Mailers designed to look like official government forms. Buses sporting scam pitches for Medicare websites. TV commercials featuring celebrities who encourage people to sign up for Medicare plans that do not always include their current doctors.

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Rick Richey boasts a strong résumé listing all the roles he’s played in the health industry from fitness coach to business owner to writer and podcast host.

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is calling on people to exercise renewed caution about COVID-19, emphasizing the importance of getting booster shots for those who are eligible and wearing masks indoors as two new highly transmissible variants are spreading rapidly across the country.

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After her first marathon, Sandy Lynch set a goal to run 50 marathons by her 50th year — a feat she almost completed before the pandemic temporarily stalled her plans.

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MONTGOMERY (AP) — Testimony drew to a close Tuesday in the dueling defamation lawsuits brought by former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct when she was a teen.

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WASHINGTON — Pfizer on Tuesday asked the U.S. to authorize extra-low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5, potentially opening the way for the very youngest Americans to start receiving shots as early as March.