Louisiana nursing homes, families say they are more prepared as coronavirus cases rise again | Coronavirus

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Last spring, the novel coronavirus had Michelle Bourque worried. Not just because she feared catching it, although that was a big concern, but more because her 81-year-old mother was in Chateau de Notre Dame, a New Orleans-nursing home with one of the earliest confirmed clusters of the virus.

Locked out after the federal government recommended that nursing homes ban visitors, Bourque worried about her mom’s health and wondered why authorities weren’t doing more to test residents and staff and ensure stringent infection control procedures.

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Health and Fitness Visionary Dr. Jeremy James Launches The FITFOREVER Platform

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As 2020 has indeed proven to be an unrelenting year of challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, government mandated quarantines, the economic collapse, and more, now more than ever, Americans are realizing the importance of maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle. While the year has forced many business owners to reevaluate their companies and businesses, Colorado-based health and fitness visionary, Dr. Jeremy James saw the disadvantages of 2020 as an opportunity to reexamine how he could help optimize the performance and physical activity of

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UTHSC and Regeneron partner to advance precision medicine

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has entered into an agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the company to sequence DNA that has been voluntarily collected and stored as part of a biorepository initiative UTHSC is building in collaboration with its partner teaching hospitals.

The collaboration is a key step in advancing the eventual goal of the university along and its partner hospitals to be able to provide precision, or personalized, medicine tailored to the individual genomic characteristics of patients. Regeneron, headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, and one of the largest human

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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush Review

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It’s not that I’m against the wonders of modern technology, but I’m a firm advocate in the idea of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Which is why I’d never used an electric toothbrush before testing the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500. The trusty manual brush I get every six months at the dentist office hasn’t failed my teeth or gums yet, which is probably why I’ve been so dedicated to using them after all these years. (Although, it should be noted that dentists recommend you replace your toothbrush every three to four months.)

The DiamondClean Smart 9500, however,

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Daytime Drama ‘General Hospital’ Gets Political With An Election-Themed Episode

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While many see daytime dramas as a form of escapist fare, complete with outlandish storylines featuring over-the-top characters, there is a history of these shows taking on timely issues and making bold statements about decisions, choices, and consequences.

Following along this path, General Hospital, for the first time ever, is airing a storyline that is exclusively about voting.  

“We’ve never done anything about elections, or anything that seemed somewhat political before, but it just felt like this was really the right

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White House largely silent on health precautions for Thanksgiving

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The White House is struggling to offer a clear message on how Americans should approach Thanksgiving as coronavirus cases surge around the country and experts worry holiday gatherings could produce yet another spike in infections.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance on best practices for holding Thanksgiving gatherings, and the agency followed that up on Thursday by advising against traveling for the holiday.

But the White House has done little to elevate the recommendations from the country’s top public health agency, while some administration officials have outright contradicted the CDC’s advice.

“The CDC has excellent

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Fitness Equipment Market is Booming Worldwide According to a New Research Report

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Selbyville, Delaware, United States, November 5 2020 (Wiredrelease) Global Market Insights, Inc –:The fitness equipment market is expected to witness a lucrative rate of growth in coming years owing to ongoing technological advancements. The increase in number of gyms and fitness centers is also one of the other growth factors that is expected to fuel industry growth. The coronavirus outbreak is expected to slow down growth rate in the short term since gyms and fitness centers are closed. However, once the situation is under control, the industry is expected to bounce back substantially.

The market for connected fitness equipment is

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Deep Longevity Launches The First Longevity Medicine Course For Physicians

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HONG KONG, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Regent Pacific Group Limited (“Regent Pacific” or the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; SEHK:0575.HK)’s Deep Longevity, Inc, a company subject to a conditional acquisition by the Group which is a pioneer in deep biomarkers of aging and longevity today announced the launch of the first Longevity Medicine course for Physicians on LabXchange Platform. It is the first of several Longevity Medicine chapters, with upcoming courses scaled for scientists and patients.

This course is aimed to fill the educational gap in translation longevity medicine. Deep Longevity, a leader in artificial

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Who is Jurgen Klopp’s dentist? The smile specialist treating Liverpool’s stars

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The German coach treated himself to a “really cool” hair transplant a number of years ago and recently had his teeth touched up as well

Jurgen Klopp has overseen a number of makeovers during his career, having revived the fortunes of Borussia Dortmund before bringing Liverpool back to the summit of English and European football.

He is the man who pioneered ‘Heavy Metal Football’ and champions the gegenpress at Anfield, doing so while sporting his own unique baseball-capped look on the touchline.

Klopp is not averse to personal makeovers either, admitting to getting a hair transplant in 2013 and anyone

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Cape Hospital Defends Cuts To Midwife Hours, Says Service Expands

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HYANNIS, MA — Cape Cod Hospital officials said cuts to its midwifery program do not eliminate services for expectant mothers but are part of a realignment intended to expanded maternity services at the hospital.

Starting Nov. 16, midwives will be available at the hospital only from7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, cutting their in-hospital weekday availability in half, a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Nurses Association said. With the cuts, midwives, will be available 24 hours a day only on weekends.

Prior to the response from Cape Cod Healthcare, the Massachusetts Nurses Association decried the decision and said its

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Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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UPDATE: One day after the news broke that Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus, he went on social media to tell followers that he is doing well and is currently asymptomatic. 

In an Instagram video posted on Nov. 21, the businessman stated he will follow the regular protocols and isolate, despite feeling healthy. He shared that he only got tested in order to go on a trip with his son, which has since been postponed. He asked followers for e-book and Netflix show recommendations during his “solo” time away from family, as “there are only so many

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Gradient Fitness Wobble Board Review

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If you want to strengthen your core, improve your balance, and work out from home — all in front of a good TV show — look no further than the Gradient Fitness Wobble Board ($30). I’ve had this piece of exercise equipment for the past two years, and it remains one of my favorites because of its versatility, easy storage, and core targeting.

The Gradient Fitness Wobble Board is a wooden circle with antislip material over a half-sphere. The simplest way to use it is to stand with your feet on either side of the board — close to the

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FSU reprimands College of Medicine faculty member after sexual misconduct complaints

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A Florida State University dean reprimanded a high-ranking chair within the College of Medicine after an investigation into sexual misconduct complaints by the school’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.



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In separate interviews with lead investigator Amber Wagner, an FSU human resources administrator, three women who worked at the college reported what they perceived to be unwelcome sexual advances from Dr. Leslie Beitsch, chair of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at the College of Medicine.

Each woman alleged Beitsch touched their thighs while sitting down at various outings. According to

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Smile. The dentist and chiropractor can see you, truck driver.

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TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario dental surgeons and chiropractors have confirmed that practitioners can exercise “clinical judgement” when booking appointments for border-crossing essential workers like truck drivers.

The guidance provided by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) and the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) responds to the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and its call for clarity on the issue.

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The province’s largest trucking association has been approaching various medical associations after reports that some cross-border truck drivers had trouble booking medical appointments because they had not completed a 14-day quarantine after crossing the

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Hospital overflow sites remain at ‘ready,’ but officials worry about staffing

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The Alternate Care Site established in the Alaska Airlines Center as a potential overflow site for area hospitals in Anchorage amid coronavirus emergency planning (Audrey Gray, Municipality of Anchorage)

The hospital overflow site at Alaska Airlines Center can be ready to use within 48 hours, according to a state health official.

COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing. State data showed just five ICU beds available in Anchorage Thursday, the lowest level so far during the pandemic. The state isn’t preparing the overflow facility just yet. But, if it does, there is a big concern: staffing. 

“We have all these alternate care sites

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What Happened When This Guy Fasted for 48 Hours to Cut Weight

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In the aftermath of a recent cheat day challenge during which he consumed a staggering 20,000 calories and gained more than 16 pounds, fitness YouTuber Will Tennyson is keen to lose some of that new weight, fast. Literally. He commits to fasting for 48 hours, and documents the results in his latest video.

Following the “wet fast ” model, Will consumes herbal tea, black coffee, and water during the 48-hour period, but nothing else. “It’s very important not to overdo it, and just drink when you’re thirsty,” he explains. “When you drink a lot, it’s very hard for the body

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11 Fitness Instagram Accounts If Working Out Is Your Self-Care

Ella Castle

Probably more than ever, we’re attached to our phones—refreshing feeds, sharing links, and scrolling through the latest posts to stay up-to-date.

Whatever app we’re on, it’s hard to escape the current news cycle and election stress that’s constantly in our faces. The stress can pervade into other parts of life, like work, relationships, and even our workouts—something many of us rely on during more “normal” times, much less now, as a stress reliever.

That’s why it can be helpful to give your phone a time-out on the constant news refresh, and instead take a break with a virtual palate cleanser:

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Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Announce Agreement to Partner Across North Carolina

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. & CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 19, 2020–

Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine have reached an agreement to expand medical education, research and clinical services to Novant Health facilities and other locations across North Carolina. This partnership will expand the recently approved relationship between these organizations in New Hanover County to include Mecklenburg, Forsyth and other counties, with an additional focus to find innovative solutions to enhance care in rural areas.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201119005675/en/

The partnership will begin with locating a UNC School of Medicine branch campus

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How More Women Than Men Are Being Impacted By The Recession : NPR

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Of the 1.1 million people who left the job market in September, more than 860,000 were women. We examine why women are dropping out of the workforce, and what it will mean for the economy.



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Over 1 million people left the job market in September. More than 860,000 of them were women. Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia from Planet Money’s Indicator podcast examined how this recession is impacting women more than men.

STACEY VANEK SMITH, BYLINE: Cassie Gafford (ph) knew she wanted to be a dentist from a young age. It wasn’t an easy path. The

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San Antonio emergency hospital sued for alleged overbilling

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A former San Antonio man has sued an emergency hospital and its operators alleging they fraudulently overcharged for lab work to generate higher reimbursements.

Kenneth Keslar II, who now lives in Ohio, accuses Baptist Emergency Hospital at Shavano Park of carrying out a scheme known as “unbundling,” which is when a facility bills separately for some or all tests analyzed as part of a panel rather than billing for the panel.

Keslar wants his complaint certified as a class-action lawsuit so that other patients can recoup what they allegedly were overcharged.


He’s seeking less than $100,000 in damages but potential

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