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Coping with grief during the holidays

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Health officials are trying to learn more about the new COVID-19 variant known as omicron, which the World Health Organization is calling a “variant of concern.” No cases of the omicron variant are reported in the U.S. yet, but Maryland has also seen a sharp increase of new COVID cases this month. As Lung Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we have tips from a surgeon on prevention and screening. And we’ll hear from a grief counselor on how to cope with loss during the holiday season.

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.