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L.A. County’s surge endures: 2,481 new coronavirus infections, 28 deaths

Los Angeles County continued its surge of COVID-19 cases on Friday, Nov. 13, reporting 2,481 new infections and issuing a desperate plea for residents to rethink their holiday plans if they intend to travel or hold a large gathering for Thanksgiving. The county has reported new case numbers topping 2,000 almost every day since last Thursday, a sharp increase from early October, when the county was averaging 988 new cases per day. The 2,481 cases announced Friday raised the county’s total to 332,...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, LA City, Top Stories LADN


Hassle-free real estate investing for busy doctors [PODCAST]

“Why real estate? By having a ‘why’ you want something, it’ll help keep you motivated to pursue your goals when setbacks and mistakes occur. For our family, we wanted passive income streams. Passive income gives you options. I love options. It doesn’t matter if you want to work forever, retire early, or change careers, multiple […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid: WHO worried young people won't want vaccine

The WHO says it's "really concerned" some young people may not want to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
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20 million Americans could get a coronavirus vaccine next month, according to the head of Operation Warp Speed

Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci 20 million Americans could receive a coronavirus vaccine in December, the top scientist involved in the US government's vaccine initiative said Friday. Moncef Slaoui said 25 million to 30 million Americans could be immunized each month after that.  That timeline is based on success for two leading vaccine candidates and a speedy c...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Biotech, Anthony Fauci, Health And Human Services, Johnson Johnson, Sanofi


Are brain teasers and apps a waste of time?

There is little research to prove that brain games improve general cognition or slow cognitive decline. Rather they simply make you better at playing that specific brain game.Brain teasers are a useless tool during job interviews as they can't predict how an interviewee will perform in real world tasks relevant to the job role. Exercise, nutrition, socialization, and meditation are probably better brain boosters. ​Brain training apps and programs have sky-rocketed into a billion-dollar market ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Memory, Intelligence, Brain, Puzzles, New York Times, Innovation, Florida State University, Western University, Ontario Canada, FSU, Laszlo Bock, Wally Boot


The Latest: Johnson shares Masters lead, play suspended

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST): 5:40 p.m. Play has been suspended in the second round of the Masters, with 48 players yet to finish. Dustin Johnson shot a 2-under 70 for a share of the lead with Justin Thomas, Abraham Ancer and Cameron Smith at 9 under. Patrick Cantlay and Sungjae Im were a stroke back. So was Jon Rahm, who only made it through 12 holes. Defending champion Tiger Woods was even on the day and 4 under for the tournam...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Mexico, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Golf, Pga Tour, Dustin Johnson, Ncaa, Brooks Koepka, Johnson, Smith, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey


As coronavirus cases surge, elected officials resist restrictions

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, CARLA K. JOHNSON and LISA MARIE PANE | Associated Press With the coronavirus coming back with a vengeance across the country and the U.S. facing a long, dark winter, many governors and other elected officials are showing little appetite for imposing the kind of lockdowns and large-scale business closings seen last spring. Some also continue to resist issuing statewide mask rules. Among the reasons given: public fatigue, fear of doing more damage to already-crippled business...
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The Latest: Langer will be oldest player to make Masters cut

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST): 4:10 p.m. Bernhard Langer is positioned to become the oldest player in Masters history to make the cut. The 63-year-old Langer finished up the opening round with a 4-under 68 in the morning — his best round at Augusta National since 2001. He held on to shoot 73 in the afternoon, putting him at 3-under 141 midway through the tournament. While the second round won’t be completed until Saturday morning,...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Mexico, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Golf, Pga Tour, Dustin Johnson, Ncaa, Brooks Koepka, Johnson, Smith, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey


The Latest: Crowded leaderboard at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST): 3:35 p.m. The Masters leaderboard is awfully crowded at the top. Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Cameron Smith and Abraham Ancer all have a share of the lead after finishing the second round at 9-under 135. None of the four have won a green jacket. In fact, Ancer is playing in the Masters for the first time, looking to become the first rookie since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 to claim the championship on hi...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Mexico, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Golf, Pga Tour, Dustin Johnson, Ncaa, Brooks Koepka, Johnson, Smith, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey


The Latest: Masters rookie Ancer claims share of lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST): 2:55 p.m. No rookie jitters for Abraham Ancer. Playing in his first Masters, Ancer has a share of the lead after a dazzling 5-under 67 left him at 9-under 135 midway through the tournament. The 29-year-old from Mexico has yet to win on the PGA Tour, but he’s moved up in the world rankings with a pair of runner-up finishes in 2020. Experience is always a key factor at Augusta National, but the conditi...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Mexico, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Golf, Pga Tour, Dustin Johnson, Ncaa, Brooks Koepka, Johnson, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey, Thomas


One of Biden's top coronavirus advisors calls for focused restrictions based on disease spread instead of a nationwide lockdown

Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020. DNCC via Getty Images A top coronavirus advisor for the incoming Biden administration called for focused restrictions on areas based on the coronavirus spread instead of a nationwide lockdown. "So we're not in a place where we're saying shut the whole country down; we [have] to be more targeted," Dr. Vivek Murthy, a co-chair of President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 advisory board, said on ABC's...
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A tale of two epidemics: COVID and obesity

Millions worldwide have had COVID-19. The largest obstacle to reining in this virus’s spread is that the range of symptoms is unpredictable, from minimal to severe respiratory compromise with diffuse lung damage and death. As COVID-19 initially marched across China and Italy, scientists honed in on factors, such as old age, hypertension, diabetes, and coronary […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Obesity, China, Italy, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


In honor of Benjamin Franklin: Choose prevention

When I was a high school student, my calculus teacher stood eager to use her new electronic board.  She admitted to doing derivatives for fun on the weekends. I admired the way she looked at a complex math problem and solved it with ease. Even more notable was her ability to motivate uninterested high school […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Italian farmworker given hospital order for strangling Devon writer

Luigi Palmas admits killing Katherine Bevan and leaving her body in cattle penAn Italian farmworker with paranoid schizophrenia who strangled an animal-loving writer and left her body in a cattle pen on a Devon farm, has been given a hospital order at Exeter crown court after admitting manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.Luigi Palmas, 27, waited in the shadows at Combe Farm in Gittisham and attacked Katherine Bevan, 53, as she tended the cows she adored and which she had written ...
Tags: Health, Crime, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Schizophrenia, Devon, Exeter, Farm Animals, Gittisham, Katherine Bevan, Combe Farm, Luigi Palmas


Update: Springtide, an autism treatment center network, raises $18 million

With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the U.S., the issue of how to treat patients diagnosed with the condition has become almost as acute as the prevalence of the condition itself. That’s one reason why Jia Jia Ye and the team at the healthcare startup studio Redesign Health were able to raise $18 million in a recent round of funding for the new startup, Springtide Child Development.* A longtime executive in the healthcare industry with previous stints at OneMedic...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, Autism, United States, Connecticut, Healthcare Industry, Medicaid, Aba, Deerfield, Ye, Deerfield Management, Sylvan Learning, Julian Harris, Optum Ventures


Is the vaccine safe? Do I need it if I've had Covid? Readers' questions answered

‘Zero chance’ mRNA can alter genes, says expert, adding that vaccine can ‘top up’ immune response from infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“The concerted efforts put into developing a vaccine are wonderful but they can’t possibly know about long-term adverse effects. I’ll have it if it’s offered to me, and at my age long-term effects are irrelevant. I just hope it doesn’t turn out to be a latter-day thalidomide.” Jenny Walters, retired teacher, Ashburton Continue...
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Proponents of independent non-physician practice make a dangerous assumption

An excerpt from Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare. On a sunny Tuesday in March 2015, the steps of Capitol Hill were draped in white as nurse practitioners from across the United States descended on the nation’s capital. Their long white coats flapping, and stethoscopes draped around […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'Mindful' people are better goal-setters according to new research

Self-concordant individuals set goals in alignment with their beliefs and values, according to new research. Internal motivations score higher than external influences, such as money or fear of shame. Mindful individuals achieve more satisfaction, as their goals align with their authentic selves. The practice of mindfulness involves the development of nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment. While derived from Buddhist meditation practices, it became an important tool for clinical psychi...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Facebook, Happiness, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Innovation, Mcgill, Derek, Goal-setting, Don, Buddhist, Journal of Research, Carleton University of Toronto


Viral video of ballerina with Alzheimer's shows vital role of music in memory

Music’s primal power for those living with dementia has inspired thousands of YouTube views for a clip of a former dancerWe see a frail and elderly woman in a chair, her eyes downcast. She motions for the music to be turned up, a swelling melody from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and with a little encouragement her hands begin to flutter. Then suddenly her eyes flash and she’s Odette the swan queen at the misty lakeside, arms raised. She leans forward, wrists crossed in classic swan pose; her chin li...
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Measles cases hit 20-year high as Covid disrupts vaccinations, report finds

Number of people dying from the disease also increased by 50% since 2016, according to data from the WHO and CDCThe number of measles cases worldwide surged to nearly 900,000 in 2019, the highest figure in more than two decades, underlining a significant U-turn in global progress to combat the disease.Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the number of people dying from measles also increased by 50% since 2016, with an es...
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Check Out Meal Replacements and Other Healthy Essentials from Runtime

Being someone who used to work night shift, my selection for food and snacks were atrocious. Almost a year and half ago, my life changed and I’m no longer working that shift anymore. With the new outlook on life and getting older, I’ve started to change a lot of things about myself. The first one is making sleep a priority and making sure to get at least 8 hours a day. The second one has been changing my diet and eating healthier in the process. I’ve also started working out again, going to th...
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The long game: the race for a vaccine against all coronaviruses

There is hope that Covid-19 immunisation might soon be a reality, but some scientists are aiming for a broader solutionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes have been raised worldwide this week that a Covid-19 vaccine is getting closer, after one version was shown to be 90% effective in reducing disease symptoms, but a handful of scientists are working on an ambitious plan for a different sort of vaccine.Their project, which is fraught with technical and financial cha...
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What presidential elections can teach us about losing gracefully

For the winner of any election, the moment of victory brings joy, applause, laughter, relief, and often champagne. Losing the presidency, however, is felt like a crushing defeat. The hours of travel, giving speeches, campaigning, fundraising, stress, and sleepless nights are all for naught. The feeling of defeat is experienced by the candidate and their […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'I can't fail Mary': the bereaved man fighting for pregnant women threatened by Covid

Ernest Boateng lost his wife Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong shortly after the birth of their second child after she tested positive for coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Before the pandemic struck, Ernest Boateng and his wife, Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, were planning for the future. She was expecting their second child and – after her maternity leave – wanted to become a specialist diabetes nurse; Ernest hoped to join the RAF.But as the virus tore through the UK, Mary ...
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Google searches for 'anxiety' have hit 16-year peak, as US COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations spike, says analyst DataTrek

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California, for COVID-19 testing. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images Google searches for "anxiety" are at a 16-year peak since the start of the series in 2004, analyst DataTrek said in a note. Searches for "restaurant" and "mall" have fallen by about a quarter in the last couple of weeks and are back near their lowest since the spring, DataTrek said.  A vaccine could soon be available after drugmaker Pf...
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Is the new Covid vaccine our way back to normality? - video explainer

The news this week that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was effective on more than 90% of trial recipients is of huge importance. The efficacy is significantly higher than hoped for and so far there appear to be no safety concerns.The Guardian's health editor, Sarah Boseley, explains that, while this is a major breakthrough, there are still several hurdles to overcome, and restrictions, such as wearing masks, social distancing and remote working, must remain in place for the time beingCovid...
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National cabinet endorses national vaccination policy – as it happened

PM and premiers meet as Covid-19 cases plummet. This blog is now closed 8.04am GMT The day is winding down so we are going to wrap up the blog. Here are the main events: 7.53am GMT The rise of rightwing extremism has coincided with the emergence of social media “echo chambers” and easily formed online communities of interest, the head of home affairs has said.Michael Pezzullo, the secretary of the department, appeared before a parliamentary hearing into social cohesion and nationhood thi...
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Ovarian Cancer Project Shows Promise

Porvair Sciences reports, due to promising results, it has agreed with its collaborative partners to make additional investment in the CEAT project** which aims to dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer.
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Sacramento County Health Director Takes Questions From Frustrated Business Owners

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