Tag: Coronavirus

Home workout apps booming as gyms close due to coronavirus

  • As major gym chains close their doors to curb the coronavirus outbreak, people are increasingly turning to digital workout programs to maintain their exercise routines from home.
  • Services like Daily Burn, Aaptiv, and TA Online Studio have all said they’ve seen an increase in demand and engagement over the past several days.
  • The boon comes as gyms like Equinox, 24 Hour Fitness, and SoulCycle among other leading fitness clubs have temporarily closed their doors. 
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With major fitness chains temporarily closing their doors throughout the United States as Americans grapple with new social distancing measures to curb the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, a growing number of people are turning to at-home fitness apps to stay in shape.

Some services that offer virtual coaching and workout programs designed to be done from anywhere — especially the home — have seen a surge as the coronavirus has

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Scranton dentist accused of namedropping Trump in deal with feds involving coronavirus test kits – News

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Scranton dentist Dr. Albert Hazzouri loves dropping the name of his friend, President Donald Trump, in the course of doing business.


The New York Times reported Wednesday that Hazzouri tried to get the federal government to buy coronavirus test kits from his associates. Hazzouri mentioned his Trump connection when he encountered resistance, the newspaper reported.


Two years ago, Hazzouri alluded to his Trump friendship as he sought a Florida dental license before state regulators.


Repeated efforts to reach Hazzouri on Wednesday were unsuccessful.


Citing unnamed sources involved with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s operations, The New York Times reported Hazzouri repeatedly called FEMA officials and a separate team of Trump administration volunteers working on procurement. He wanted to help facilitate the purchase of about 100,000 kits from Mexico.


Hazzouri, 64, also mentioned his friendship with Trump while trying to obtain a

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California doctors’ dubious coronavirus claims condemned by health experts

A widely shared local television video of last week’s news conference, which was posted on YouTube, reached more than 5 million views and was amplified by Elon Musk and Fox News, where Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi appeared on primetime shows two nights in a row.

The video has since been taken down by YouTube for violating the platform’s policy on misinformation, a YouTube spokesperson said.

The doctors, who are not epidemiologists and who own and operate urgent care centers in the Bakersfield area, held the news conference on April 22 to share their conclusions about the results of 5,213 coronavirus tests at their clinics, extrapolating their findings to the California population as a whole.

“Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is emphatically no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. Do we need to test them and get them back … Read More

Suplements, Diet and Lifestyle Habits for Coronavirus

.We want to help keep you healthy and safe with supplements during the coronavirus outbreak. Being holistic nutritionists, we have lots of tips and tricks up our sleeves. These are useful for helping to boost immunity and maintain general well-being. We also believe that prevention is the key to staying healthy. This way we can avoid getting sick or passing the illness along to others. That being said, nobody knows how to prevent or treat the coronavirus specifically. Of course, no supplement or diet can prevent or treat the virus (or at least none are proven to do so at this time). 

However, the supplements and lifestyle habits for coronavirus that we mention in this article can certainly help to boost your immunity. Therefore, while CBD oil is definitely a useful supplement for a number of great reasons, we want to give you a few other options that can also

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Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

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Media captionDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “We must all act together now to limit further spread”

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

“The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health systems.

Meanwhile, the US has told its citizens not to travel to China.

The state department issued a level four warning – having previously urged Americans to “reconsider” travel to China – and said any citizens in China “should consider departing using commercial means”.

China has said it will send charter plans to bring back Hubei province residents who are overseas “as soon as possible”.

A foreign

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Kids Dentist: Healthy Habits to Keep Up during Coronavirus

The coronavirus might be dominating the headlines right now, but that doesn’t mean that kids should stop caring for their teeth. With social distancing in place, it is far more crucial than ever to do what you can at home to reduce the need to leave the house. Going to your kids dentist should be something you do in an emergency only. 

Protecting your kids’ mouths during coronavirus is all about keeping up healthy habits. But what does this look like in practice during COVID-19? Let’s take a look. 

 

Brushing For Two Minutes, Twice Per Day, And Flossing Regularly

Children will initially resist cleaning their teeth. The sensation of having a toothbrush and toothpaste in their mouth is unpleasant for some. But that doesn’t mean that parents should give up encouraging them to look after their oral health. The vast majority of children become accustomed to daily brushing and eventually

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Popular heartburn medicine being studied as treatment for coronavirus

Over the past few weeks researchers have been discreetly studying a new potential treatment for COVID-19 — and it might not be what you expect.

The treatment in question is called famotidine, and it’s the active ingredient in Pepcid, an over-the-counter medication commonly used to alleviate heartburn.

Since March 13, researchers at Northwell Health, a network of hospitals in New York, have been enrolling patients hospitalized with COVID-19 into their study of famotidine, which is being delivered through an IV in megadoses nine times greater than the typical over-the-counter dose. The drug is being given in combination with the much-touted antimalarial hydroxychloroquine.

Researchers said some data on safety will be available “in a few weeks,” but did not say when data will be available showing whether the drug combination is effective.

Dr. Kevin Tracey, CEO and president of the Feinsteins Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, says the study

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Coronavirus | Spare monkeys the virus, say biologists

Feeding monkeys during the COVID-19 pandemic could have profoundly negative effects in the long-term, such as helping the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutate and infect primates, biologists have said in a note, advising caution.

Honnavalli M. Kumara, principal scientist at the Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), said it was well documented that viruses and endoparasites could transmit between humans and primates.

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“The worst-case scenario is that SARS-CoV-2 mutates and infects other primate species. This could lead to many scenarios, such as the virus affecting the health of the affected animal populations or the animals serving as reservoirs or hosts and spreading the disease to other species or human populations,” another senior wildlife biologist from Tamil Nadu said.

“It is a matter of common sense to limit interaction between humans and wildlife, especially primates,” he added. Feeding primates should be discouraged regardless of

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Bellingham dentist offering coronavirus test before treatment

Until he could test his patients for COVID-19, a Bellingham periodontist said he had to use a hammer and chisel to remove teeth if they broke during an extraction.

That’s what David Baker said he did for three weeks during emergency dental procedures at the Implant and Periodontal Clinic.

“It’s quite unpleasant,” said Baker, whose surgical practice focuses on dental implants, extractions and gum disease.

That’s because using a drill, which sends small droplets into the air from patients, was putting Baker and the clinic’s dental staff at risk because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

But he’s been able to resume using a drill since being able to offer COVID-19 testing to his patients, starting last Wednesday, April 8. Testing is allowing him to provide safety for his staff as well as patients — and he’s expecting testing to remain part of the future if dentists are going

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Coronavirus NYC: Dentist handing out free face masks to patient’s caregivers, others in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — It may look like she is jousting, but in fact, Dr. Alisa Kauffman is fighting to keep people healthy.

She is a dentist who usually makes house calls to the homebound elderly in Manhattan, but these days, it’s all about tele-dentistry and giving out masks.

“It’s just a simple surgical mask,” she said, “The ones all dentists use commonly.”

She was proactive when it came to her patients and their caregivers.

“In early March I was telling all of the caregivers, ‘You need to start wearing a mask, you’re traveling on public transportation, you’re taking care of sick people,'” Dr. Kauffman said.

And then she started giving them away.

She has given out hundreds; each bagged, to minimize germs, dangling at the end of a long pole.

Dr. Kauffman has asthma, which puts her at high risk for complications from the new coronavirus, but she’s

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