Stephanie O'Neill

It's supper time in the Whittier, California, home of Air Force Veteran Danyelle Clark-Gutierrez. Eagerly awaiting a bowl of kibble and canned dog food is Lisa, a three-year-old, yellow Labrador Retriever.

Lisa almost dances with excitement, her nails clicking on the kitchen floor. In this moment, she appears more like an exuberant puppy than an expensive, highly-trained service animal. But that's exactly what Lisa is, and she now helps Clark-Gutierrez manage her post-traumatic stress symptoms in the day-to-day.

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Masks, social distancing, changed routines - many workplaces have adapted to a new pandemic normal. But what if your office is a rock 'n' roll stage inside of a crowded venue? Reporter Stephanie O'Neill spoke with members of the British band The Fixx, now on its first U.S. tour since the pandemic began.

STEPHANIE O'NEILL, BYLINE: You don't need to be a child of the '80s to recognize this billboard chart topper by the British band The Fixx.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER")

Late last year, Janet Yetenekian got seriously ill with COVID-19, sick enough to warrant going to the hospital. But instead, the hospital came to her. She got medical care in her own home in Glendale, Calif.

"It was even better than the hospital," Yetenekian laughs. "They were constantly reaching out — it's time for you to do your vitals, or it's time for you to take your medications."

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