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Include An Electric Standing Desk While Committing to Better Health in 2021

New year, new you! A healthier lifestyle in 2021 is SO doable — nutritious food, more physical activity, and an electric standing desk at work. As the New Year rolls around most of us make plans to improve our lifestyles — our health and wellness — to make the coming year better than the last. This has probably never been truer after the year we’ve had! Now more than ever, health has been at the forefront of our consciousness. And, as we look forward to a new year – one that hopefully poses fa...
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At jammed San Fernando Valley hospital, staff strives to stay focused amid torrent of COVID

At one hospital in the northeast San Fernando Valley, where there were more than 170 patients sick with coronavirus this week, healthcare workers and hospitals officials say they have been stretched to previously unimaginable levels. “We thought we were maxed out” when Los Angeles County’s first surge of COVID-19 cases hit in April and May, said Elizabeth Chow, the executive nurse of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center’s critical care units. They reached a peak of around 60 patients at that tim...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Fernando, Apple Valley, LA County


Multiple cases raise fears UK variant is already widespread in US

Cases in Colorado and California raise questions about how mutation entered the country and whether its too late to stop itThe US has now reported multiple cases of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus first detected in the UK, triggering concerns about how long the mutant version has been here and how widely it has spread.The first known case was reported in Colorado on Tuesday. The person infected was later identified as a National Guardsman who had been sent to he...
Tags: Health, UK, Colorado, California, US, US news, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Why COVID is so emotional for physicians [PODCAST]

“These encounters made my evening shift much more emotional than usual. I am still not sure what it was exactly that evoked such strong feelings of sadness. Was it having a patient who was a health care worker? Was it the rapidity in which all three patients’ conditions deteriorated? Was it realizing that without timely, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Australia coronavirus news live: Tighter restrictions in force for NYE as Sydney's Croydon cluster causes concern and Victoria announces new cases

People urged to stay home as investigation continues into source of new Croydon cluster in Sydney and cases in Melbourne. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNYE restrictions explainedCovid hotspots in NSW NSW records 18 new cases as Victoria announces first cases in two monthsFollow the global live blog 9.32pm GMT New South Wales health minister Brad Hazzard is standing by his government’s decision not to mandate masks as authorities try to contain two clusters with unknown sources...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Croydon, Gladys Berejiklian, Brad Hazzard, Coronavirus


Spice up the new year

How do you make the same raw ingredients rich and exciting?Julia Child taught us an easy trick: “With enough butter, anything is good.” Likewise, some more salt, and added sweetness make food taste better. There’s a better way, though: the spice way.  [Author: Dr. Ayala]
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New Year honours 2020: citizens awarded for response to pandemic crisis

Among those honoured are health and social care workers, Covid response volunteers, virus experts and fund-raising centenarians Hundreds of key workers and community champions who battled the pandemic have been recognised in the New Year honours list for the UK which celebrates people’s extraordinary response to the Covid-19 crisis.Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One driver, and the cinematographer Roger Deakins are among the celebrities knighted, while the architect David Chipperfield gets the Comp...
Tags: UK, Science, Wales, Communities, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Culture, Lewis Hamilton, Northern Ireland, LGBT rights, Doctors, Humanitarian response, Acting, Public sector careers, British Empire


‘We Will Be There By The Early Fall’: Fauci Talks Return To Normalcy With Gov. Newsom

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In a virtual conversation with California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the general public could potentially begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations by April and estimated life could begin returning to normal in the early fall of 2020. Newsom asked Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, whether or not the country was on track with predetermined plans for the vaccination process. As the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses per pers...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Colorado, California, US, California News, Sacramento, United Kingdom, Cbs, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Fauci, Newsom


California announces first case of coronavirus variant

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced the first known case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the nation’s most populated state, following the first reported U.S. case in Colorado. Newsom said he had just learned of the finding in a Southern California case Wednesday. He announced it during an online conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert. Fauci said: “I don’t think Californians should think that ...
Tags: Health, Business, England, News, Colorado, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci, Ducks, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Alexander


Questions hang over UK's rollout of Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

Analysis: regulator surprises by approving 12-week gap between first and second shots of vaccine as well as Pfizer/BioNTech shotCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s a pragmatic solution to an incredibly urgent problem – how to immunise very large numbers of people at risk from a rampaging variant of Covid-19 in the shortest possible time. The answer that government advisers have come up with is to give them all – more than 20 million of them – a single shot of the Oxf...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Lessons learned from leaving my first job

As a fellow, I made a list of what I wanted in my first job. I dreamed, prayed, and wished for the contract to finalize. It did. I went to Ohio hoping that this was my first, last, and always job. Eight years later, I left feeling completely broken. On my first anniversary of leaving, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Doctors with real estate holdings need to automate

The most common question I am asked when someone finds out I managed my own real estate while I was a full-time general surgeon is: “How could you possibly have time to manage your rental real estate while being a full-time general surgeon? General surgery is a full-time job. It’s not possible to fit a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Colorado Guardsman has 1st reported U.S. case of coronavirus variant

DENVER — A Colorado National Guard member has the first reported U.S. case of a new and seemingly more contagious variant of the coronavirus that has set off alarm in Britain, while a second case is suspected in another Guard member, health officials said Wednesday. The two were sent on Dec. 23 to work at a nursing home struggling with an outbreak of the virus in a small town outside Denver, said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state’s epidemiologist. A state laboratory detected the cases after it began...
Tags: Health, Japan, England, Science, London, News, Colorado, China, Sport, Britain, Soccer, South Africa, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Seattle, Denver


NSO used real people’s location data to pitch its contact-tracing tech, researchers say

Spyware maker NSO Group used real phone location data on thousands of unsuspecting people when it demonstrated its new COVID-19 contact-tracing system to governments and journalists, researchers have concluded. NSO, a private intelligence company best known for developing and selling governments access to its Pegasus spyware, went on the charm offensive earlier this year to pitch its contact-tracing system, dubbed Fleming, aimed at helping governments track the spread of COVID-19. Fleming is ...
Tags: Health, Security, Facebook, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Government, Tech, Spyware, United States, Telecommunications, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Espionage, Simulation, Bahrain, Mobile Phone


Amid coronavirus crush, South LA’s MLK Community Hospital extends patient care to gift shop, chapel

At Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles, so many patients have flooded through the hospital’s doors in recent weeks, about 70% of them with COVID-19, that administrators converted its gift shop and chapel into areas to treat patients, according to CEO Dr. Elaine Batchlor. The hospital is a 131-bed facility that is now treating 224 patients. Among them 35 are receiving intensive care when the hospital was previously only licensed to handle 20 in ICU. Though its a small f...
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Alone in the hospital in the midst of a global pandemic

I have never felt so alone. I was lying in bed with severe abdominal pain. Pain I never had before. Well, at least not for a reason. As I lay there, I kept thinking, what if I die while I wait until morning. It was the middle of the night. I had not felt well […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


New Year's Eve bushfire survivors look back on a year of loss and recovery

After ‘apocalyptic’ blazes ravaged communities, residents fought back. Here are their stories 31 December 2019 is a date forever etched in the collective memory of the New South Wales south coast. From across the Victorian border in Mallacoota to Malua Bay, from Cobargo to Conjola, unprecedented bushfires tore through communities during one of the most destructive days in Australian history. Lives were lost, homes razed and townships devastated.Guardian Australia visited six communities still sc...
Tags: Australia, Communities, Australia news, Mental Health, Wildfires, Australian politics, New South Wales, Firefighters, Indigenous Australians, Bushfires, Natural Disasters, Childcare Australia, Rural Australia, Mallacoota, Cobargo, Malua Bay


Uni fee rises and welfare cuts: six Australian government changes coming on 1 January 2021

The controversial ‘job-ready graduates’ package and a ban on the export of certain types of unprocessed waste to take effectAustralia is about to mark the end of a year like no other, but some new year rituals endure. One of the enduring traditions is the Australian government setting 1 January as the start date for a range of changes to fees, regulations and benefits. Here are six changes to look out for: Continue reading...
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: Teen founded a charity with sole(s) to help the homeless

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Lindsay Sobel Hometown: Chatsworth Age: 17 Role: Collects donated shoes for the homeless Quote: “I want to try to give the best experience to all the people. I don’t want to give them a pair of shoes that are beated down or worn down. I don’t want them to think that’s their self-worth.” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic As a youngster, Lindsay Sobel...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Colorado, California, Charity, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, Homeless, Chatsworth, Local News, Southern California, Porter Ranch, Lindsay


To be in medicine is to know grief, pain, and heartbreak in a personal way

“Grief never ends … but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith … It is the price of love.” – Anonymous The “price of love”: We are now paying that price with the passing of Debbie this weekend. I grieve […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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‘Four years' work in one’: vaccine researchers are the unassuming heroes of Covid-19

We don’t know their names, but these scientists have been working tirelessly to fight the pandemic. It’s time to say thank youVaccine researchers are not showy. If there is a flashy vaccine researcher out there, I’ve yet to meet them. Most of them talk about their colleagues more than they talk about themselves. In fact if you ask them about the work they are doing, they will invariably tell you how great their team is. Yet this year, more than ever, they deserve to have the spotlight firmly on ...
Tags: Health, Science, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Robin's Wish review – sad salute to a master comedian

This warm documentary about Robin Williams reveals how much he was loved by those who knew himWhen Robin Williams died in 2014 at the age of 63, the tabloids filled in the blanks. The front pages speculated on the return of his well-documented demons: Williams had a history of depression, alcohol addiction and cocaine use. Then came the postmortem, revealing that actually he’d been suffering from an undiagnosed degenerative brain disease, Lewy body dementia. Which explained his symptoms in last...
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"In what is probably the definitive word on how little exercise we can get away with, a new study finds that a mere four seconds of intense intervals, repeated until they amount to about a minute of total exertion..."

"... lead to rapid and meaningful improvements in strength, fitness and general physical performance among middle-aged and older adults.... Ed Coyle, an exercise physiologist at the University of Texas in Austin, and his graduate assistant Jakob Allen suspected that even 20-second spurts, performed intensely, might exceed some exercisers’ tolerance. So, he decided to start looking for the shortest possible interval that was still effective.... [Volunteers aged 50 to 68] sprinted for four seconds...
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The lessons learned from street medicine

So, what is street medicine, or “street med” to those who are closely acquainted with the field? In a few words, it is a rapidly expanding sector of medicine that addresses the unique health and social service needs surrounding the unsheltered homeless population. As street medders, we embrace a philosophy of harm reduction and kinship […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Victoria records three new infections as Sydney outbreak spreads – as it happened

NSW reports 18 new cases including in the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Sydney’s inner west. This blog is now closedSydney New Year’s Eve: what are the restrictions on celebrating?NSW hotspots listNSW records 18 new cases and brings in tougher restrictionsSydney Test match safe for fans despite spike in Covid cases, government saysDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.32am GMT Thanks for following along today. We’ll leave it there. But first, here are...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Blue Mountains Wollongong


Australia news live: Victoria records three new Covid cases as Sydney outbreak spreads

NSW reports 18 new cases including in the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Sydney’s inner west. All the latest news and updates, liveSydney New Year’s Eve: what are the restrictions on celebrating?NSW hotspots listNSW records 18 new cases and brings in tougher restrictionsSydney Test match safe for fans despite spike in Covid cases, government saysDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.32am GMT Thanks for following along today. We’ll leave it there. But f...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Blue Mountains Wollongong


Argentina legalises abortion in landmark moment for women's rights

Country becomes only the third in South America to permit elective abortionsArgentina has become the largest Latin American country to legalise abortion after its senate approved the historic law change by 38 votes in favour to 29 against, with one abstention.Elated pro-choice campaigners who had been keeping vigil outside Buenos Aires’s neoclassical congressional palace erupted in celebration as the result was announced in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Continue reading...
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Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine approved by UK regulator

Vital vaccine needs only normal refrigeration and is easily transportableSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved by the UK medicines regulator, opening up the possibility of rapidly scaling up vaccination against Covid-19, especially for the thousands of elderly people in care homes, who need it most.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has approved the vaccine for use in the UK. Because it needs only normal refrige...
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'Vaccine diplomacy' sees Egypt roll out Chinese coronavirus jab

A lack of trial data transparency from China has raised concerns, but the country is confidently pushing aheadWhen Egypt’s health ministry sent out an invitation to doctors to be vaccinated against Covid-19, they neglected to make clear it was a clinical trial.Instead, it assured them that two Covid-19 vaccines developed by China’s National Biotec Group, part of a state-owned conglomerate known as Sinopharm, had no side-effects and that “the minister of health was vaccinated today, and orders w...
Tags: Health, China, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Bahrain, Global Health, Coronavirus, National Biotec Group



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