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FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.

Jewish group offers gene cancer testing for all

JScreen, Jewish Nevada and Congregation Ner Tamid are offering discounted screening to identify more than 60 types of cancer genes. The testing is normally $200, but the groups have raised funds to reduce the cost to $100 per person for the at-home saliva test.

Berkshire Hathaway supports Making Strides

Kristi Badolato and her Summerlin team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties crew will join the over 10,000 participants anticipated to walk in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

Doctors: Don’t put off annual mammogram

Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a large study of over half a million women, funded by the American Cancer Society and published in the journal Radiology.

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Health advisers back J&J’s COVID booster shot

Johnson & Johnson told the FDA that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.

Reinforce corners when building backyard sandbox

You can build the sandbox out of lumber to form the sides, but you will have to reinforce the corners, as there will be lots of pressure on them to come apart. Don’t use treated lumber as the chemicals in that material can be hazardous to children.

Missing lemons were probably stolen by human

Lemons usually don’t ripen until about December. Ripening means the sugar content increases as they reach maturity. December and January are the usual times we see citrus damaged by vermin.

31 simple and cheap Halloween decorations

If you really want to go all out for Halloween, you can go all out. But we believe you can find cheap Halloween decorations that allow you to get your spook on without terrorizing your budget.

Earn Mammo Cup patch by getting mammogram

Just by getting a mammogram this fall, Las Vegas-area women may receive a specially designed Mammo Cup patch to decorate their favorite Vegas Golden Knights jersey. The program, which kicked off Sept. 1, is available to women who get a mammogram at certain Comprehensive Cancer Centers partner locations

Aces make sure Every Point Counts

With the initiation of Every Point Counts in 2019, the Las Vegas Aces has teamed with Comprehensive Cancer Centers to encourage both screening and fundraising options for the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Las Vegas sisters both battle breast cancer

Flor Gomez, 48, and Ema Gomez, 55, were diagnosed one year apart with two different types of breast cancers. Today, both are cancer-free.

Artistic displays enhance outdoor space

Some homeowners look beyond landscaping and integrate art into the space. If you’re looking to spice up your backyard space with some artistic touches, there are plenty of options.

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