New Year’s Eve specials to watch, from ‘Nashville’s Big Bash’ to Miley Cyrus’ Miami party

As 2021 gives way to 2022, it’s starting to look like 2020 all over again.

The surging omicron COVID-19 variant is taking its toll on New Year’s Eve celebrations around the country, with major events canceled from Los Angeles to Miami.

Even with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio allowing a scaled-back Times Square celebration, Fox has canceled its planned offering, “New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast” hosted by Ken Jeong and Joel McHale last week.

LL Cool J pulled out of his performance in “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” Dec. 29 after testing positive for COVID-19.

“I know it’s disappointing to the millions of fans but my test came back positive for COVID, which means I’ll no longer be able to perform as scheduled at NYRE, ” LL Cool J said in a statement obtained by USA TODAY. “We were ready and

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helping mothers and babies for 30 years

In Florida, we’ve had a special reason to celebrate Mothers’ Day every day for the last 30 years.

Our state’s landmark Healthy Start program, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this year, demonstrates Florida’s commitment to ensuring that every baby has a healthy start and chance to succeed in life — no matter where they live or who their parents may be. Florida Healthy Start creates community-level support systems for pregnant moms and babies, services not offered so comprehensively anywhere else.

Every day is the birth day for some 610 Florida babies. Healthy Start creates countless opportunities for new mothers, fathers and their babies to improve the odds for self-sufficiency, and pursue a successful future for their families.

Monica Figueroa King

It’s important to remember that we have the opportunity to measure our state’s success over a time frame of generations, not just years or fiscal quarters. Our most significant accomplishments are

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Healthy Living in Middle Age Really Pays Off in Senior Years | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter


WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Live well, live longer.

New research offers more evidence that the mantra rings true: People who got regular exercise and ate a healthy diet in middle age had a reduced risk of serious health problems as seniors.

“Health care professionals could use these findings to further promote and emphasize to their patients the benefits of a healthy diet and a regular exercise schedule to avoid the development of numerous chronic health conditions in the present and in later life,” said study author Vanessa Xanthakis, an assistant professor of medicine and biostatistics in the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Her team analyzed long-term data from nearly 2,400 Americans in a large ongoing U.S. health study to determine how closely they followed U.S. government dietary guidelines and physical activity guidelines. Physical activity

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Vaccines, AI, Litigation, Recession Made Headlines 10 Years Ago

How much have things changed for the insurance industry in the past decade? Judging by feature headlines from Insurance Journal published in February 2011, many of the issues and themes talked about then are again, or still, on the minds of insurance professionals in February 2021.

It’s not hard to imagine stories today about liability for vaccine makers; an oil spill investigation, litigation over Obamacare; fears surrounding artificial intelligence; lawsuits driving directors and officers insurance; rising M&A legal costs; post-recession insurance buying habits; risks and insurance of the Super Bowl; health costs, obesity and technology affecting workers’ compensation and Warren Buffett raising eyebrows.

Take a step back to February 2011 with these 10 Insurance Journal headlines:

Supreme Court Rules Federal Law Shields Vaccine Makers from Suits

The Supreme Court ruled that federal law shields vaccine makers from product liability lawsuits in state court seeking damages for a child’s injuries or

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