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Xavier Woods’ quote about the Cowboys effort on defense has created some controversy

It is a difficult thing for any of us to talk about effort that Dallas Cowboys players are giving. Sure we all watch the games, study what’s happening, and come to our own conclusions, but we obviously do not know what they are trying to do and therein lies the difficulty with this exercise.



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The Cowboys are 1-3 and there are a number of different statistics that point to just how inefficient and frankly downright embarrassing the defense has been. These are results, not effort.

In the world of professional sports, when losing persists, people are going to point out that effort is not where it needs to be and cite it as a reason for the losing that we are seeing.

Effort has been the top criticism of the Dallas Cowboys defense this week

In the days following the team’s loss to the Cleveland

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State effort seeks to counter mental health problems worsened by pandemic | Local news

“It is difficult for them to accept that something is happening with their mental health,” she said.

The Hispanic community also has a tendency to prioritize work, and other tasks over caring for their health, whether it’s their physical or mental health, Garcia said.

According to NAMI, “Latinx and Hispanic communities show similar vulnerability to mental illness as the white population, however, they face disparities in both access to and the quality of treatment.”

Nationally, about 33% of Hispanic of Latinx adults receive treatment for mental illness annually, compared to the U.S. average of 43%, the NAMI website says.

Latinx and Hispanic communities face language barriers, are less likely to have health insurance and a lack of cultural competence within the medical field may cause misdiagnosis, according to NAMI.

“For instance, they may describe their symptoms of depression as ‘nervios’ (nervousness), tiredness or as a physical ailment. These symptoms are

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Schumer effort to force health care vote earns some GOP support

Six Senate Republicans, including five facing tight reelection races this fall, voted with Democrats on Thursday on a procedural vote on legislation to block the Trump administration from intervening in a lawsuit to overturn the 2010 health care law.



Chuck Schumer wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer says the GOP senators who joined Democrats on the procedural vote “can’t hide” from their prior votes to repeal the 2010 health care law.


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Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer says the GOP senators who joined Democrats on the procedural vote “can’t hide” from their prior votes to repeal the 2010 health care law.

Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Martha McSally of Arizona and Dan Sullivan of Alaska voted to end debate on proceeding to a bill that would block the Department of Justice from advocating that a court should overturn the health care law, including in a high-profile challenge to the law that the Supreme Court is set to hear on Nov. 10.

Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, who is not

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Health board, school officials talk potential testing effort at Fayetteville High School

story.lead_photo.captionStephen Teague, a photography teacher at Fayetteville High School, helps distribute yearbooks with a special supplement Covid-19 Heartbreak to seniors Monday during a curbside pick-up and drop off at the school. Seniors were able to pick-up yearbooks, their caps and gowns, school records and also drop off textbooks and fine arts equipment. The pick-up and drop off will continue today from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for seniors. Visit nwaonline.com/200505Daily/ and nwadg.com/photos for a photo gallery.
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FAYETTEVILLE — The city’s Board of Health wants to get a sample size of test results from high school students to potentially establish a baseline of covid activity in the community.

Board members met online via Zoom on Wednesday with Fayetteville’s School District officials to talk about the district’s testing and screening procedures. Melissa Thomas, health services director for the district, said so far the number of cases at the city’s

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McConnell moves to protect vulnerable Republicans on health care after Schumer’s rare effort to force vote

Republican leaders took steps Wednesday to protect their vulnerable senators ahead of an unusual vote that will put them on the record about whether they support the Trump administration’s push to have the Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.



a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 21: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wears a protective mask as he walks to his office following a roll call vote at the U.S. Capitol on September 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. McConnell is planning to hold a vote to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat, with U.S. President Donald Trump expected to unveil his nominee as early as Friday or Saturday. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)


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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 21: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wears a protective mask as he walks to his office following a roll call vote at the U.S. Capitol on September 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. McConnell is planning to hold a vote to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat, with U.S. President Donald Trump expected to unveil his nominee as early as Friday or Saturday. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

The GOP move is a clear response to the rare effort by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to seize the floor and force

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Quebec soliciting help from health workers to bolster vaccination effort



a person standing in front of a computer: In preparation for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine and for this year's flu season, Quebec is asking more health professionals if they would be willing to perform vaccinations.


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In preparation for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine and for this year’s flu season, Quebec is asking more health professionals if they would be willing to perform vaccinations.

Quebec’s Health Ministry is asking health professionals including psychologists, social workers and dental hygienists if they are willing to perform vaccinations

The government says it is trying to expand its pool of workers not only for the flu shot this season, but in preparation for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine.

A letter from the ministry, sent to 21 professional orders this month, says it is taking this “exceptional” measure due to the pandemic. Currently, only doctors, nurses, pharmacists, auxiliary nurses, respiratory therapists and midwives can perform vaccinations.

The letter, obtained by Radio-Canada, asked for a response by Sept. 14 to gauge the level of interest from these health professionals.

It says they would perform only vaccinations “following training according to

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Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science

WASHINGTON — On June 30, as the coronavirus was cresting toward its summer peak, Dr. Paul Alexander, a new science adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services, composed a scathing two-page critique of an interview given by an experienced scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, a 32-year veteran of the C.D.C. and its principal deputy director, had appealed to Americans to wear masks and warned, “We have way too much virus across the country.” But Dr. Alexander, a part-time assistant professor of health research methods, appeared sure he understood the coronavirus better.

“Her aim is to embarrass the president,” he wrote, commenting on Dr. Schuchat’s appeal for face masks in an interview with The Journal of the American Medical Association.

“She is duplicitous,” he also wrote in an email to his boss, Michael R. Caputo, the Department of Health and Human Services’s

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