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Federal Judge Dismisses Florida Dentist’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Claim

A federal judge in Florida has dismissed a suit for business interruption insurance payments by a Florida dentist who claimed the damages were caused by COVID-19 virus and related civil authority shutdowns of dental services.

U.S. District Court Judge John Badalamenti for the Middle District of Florida dismissed the claim, finding that the dental practice’s loss or damage asserted was “not due to a covered cause of loss” and, more importantly, the policy expressly excludes coverage from damages caused by a virus.

This Florida dismissal is another in a string of cases where insurers have prevailed in coronavirus business loss cases. The rulings in insurers’ favor have come from federal courts in California, Texas and New York, a District of Columbia court and a Michigan state court.

Meanwhile, federal judges in California and Missouri have thus far declined to dismiss their separate cases against Travelers Insurance and Cincinnati Insurance.


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Agony at dentist’s as 10million visits hit by delays due to coronavirus lockdown

Agony at dentist’s as 10million visits are hit by delays due to coronavirus lockdown as experts warn of an oral health timebomb for children

  • Patients face waits as 10million dentist appointments were delayed due to Covid
  • British Dental Association warned waiting list backlog could take months to clear
  • Patients who can get appointments face additional charges up to £40 for PPE 
  • Campaigners have claimed the crisis is disastrous for children’s oral health

Patients face agonising waits for dental treatment after ten million appointments were delayed because of Covid.

The British Dental Association (BDA) warned that the waiting list backlog could take months to clear as campaigners said the crisis is disastrous for children’s oral health.

While most surgeries reopened last month, strict infection control

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Coronavirus: Dentists disagree with postponing routine visits

A few dental associations around the country disagree with the WHO’s guidance to delay trips to the dentist if numbers of COVID-19 cases are high in the area.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Several dental groups around the U.S. have said that they disagree with the World Health Organization’s recommendation to postpone routine visits to the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The California Dental Association and American Dental Association say they “strongly disagree” with the WHO’s guidance this month that routine, non-essential dentist visits, including check-ups, cleanings and preventive care, should be delayed. 

The WHO urged on Aug. 3 that trips to the dentist be held off until there has been sufficient reduction in transmission rates of the coronavirus, from community spread to cluster cases or according to recommendations by federal, state and local officials. The organization did say that urgent or emergency dental care should not be postponed because it

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Mountainside Fitness plans to reopen despite not receiving application approval | Coronavirus in Arizona

Mountainside Fitness plans to reopen despite not receiving application approval

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – More than 1,100 Arizona businesses like bars and gyms have applied to state health officials to reopen. It appears at least one Mountainside Fitness plans to open next week, despite not getting approval from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Tom Hatten, CEO and founder of the gyms, was not available for an interview on Saturday, and their spokesperson did not release a comment.

The fitness gym directed Arizona’s Family to a letter sent to their members, which states that they have not received a response from ADHS regarding their application to reopen. Despite that, Mountainside said they plan to reopen during the week of August 24. The letter also states that they hired an outside health assessment company to certify their gym for reopening. The company is called Healthy Verify.

Judge denies gyms’ request for contempt order against Gov. Ducey

“Mountainside will

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These fitness studios are live-streaming workout classes for free during the coronavirus outbreak

The majority of gym chains across the U.S. closed their doors this week to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Now, fitness centers including Orangetheory, Gold’s Gym, Blink Fitness, Crunch Fitness, LA Fitness, Life Time Fitness, Equinox, 24 Hour Fitness and others will remain closed for the foreseeable future. 

Working up a sweat and staying healthy while stuck at home can be difficult — but not impossible. Fitness studios have come up with a creative solution to keep you moving: live-streamed and recorded digital classes you can join from anywhere. 

Blink Fitness

Blink Fitness is hosting Facebook Live sessions weekdays at 8 a.m. ET. The fitness chain will host virtual workouts, give tips to stay motivated and answer fitness questions from the comments. 

“Just because we have to stay in doesn’t mean we can’t stay active. Let us bring the gym to YOU,” The company said. “Together, we’re virtually unstoppable!” 


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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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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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