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COVID-19 vaccines: Channeling the 7 habits to get from vaccines to vaccinations [PODCAST]

“As we get excited about vaccine news and results, we need to evaluate our messaging and how we can get to high enough COVID-19 vaccination rates to achieve herd immunity. This requires broad and frequent education on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. It also requires active listening to address concerns so people can […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'We filmed our dad's final months to help people'

Two brothers make a documentary to show "you can still have a life" with terminal cancer.
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Six overtaxed Los Angeles County hospitals to get Army engineers’ help

The state will deploy U.S. Army experts as soon as Saturday, Jan. 2, to evaluate and and upgrade oxygen-delivery systems at six older Los Angeles County hospitals overwhelmed by the unprecedented number of coronavirus patients with serious respiratory issues. The hospitals to be assisted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are: Adventist Health White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital,West Covina Mission Community Hospital, Panorama City Beverly Community...
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INFERTIITY SUPPORT GROUPS CAN HELP YOU CONCEIVE

I never thought I was a "support group" person, but after a number of years of going through assisted reproduction and suffering a number of miscarriages, I thought a support group might really help - especially since I wanted to keep my information private from people I knew.  The emotions build up inside of you when you go through all of the pain and anguish of assisted reproduction only to have it fail or have a miscarriage.  Additionally, after working in the corporate world and spend...
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Photos: What a difference a year makes along Pasadena’s Rose Float route

Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is without floats, bands, horses and large crowds on New Years Day after the Tournament of Roses canceled the 2021 Rose Parade due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) What a difference a year can make. On Jan. 1, 2020, the streets of Pasadena were packed with colorful floats, brassy marching bands and throngs of parade viewers. No Rose Parade starting at 8 am at Orange Grove Blvd. and...
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The blunt truth on why stopping COVID is impossible

COVID-19 has turned the world on its head. A major problem we have faced since the beginning is that it had already been spreading like wildfire for a few months since the end of 2019 — before most of the world realized that it was time to take action against this respiratory virus. We’ve therefore […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What difference will Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine make in UK?

We look at how the introduction of a new vaccine in the fight against Covid will workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is central to the government’s plans for ending social distancing in the UK and returning to some sort of normality. It has invested in seven different vaccines, but the biggest order is for 100m doses of the AstraZeneca jab, most of which will be manufactured in the UK. While the prime minister was jubilant that the UK wa...
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Use Disaster Psychology Strategies to Survive This Winter

For nearly a year, we’ve been living through a prolonged disaster. This is different from those involving extreme weather, like hurricanes, or single-day tragedies like 9/11, which may take years to clean up and process, but the actual events of which are typically confined to a day or two. The COVID-19 pandemic has…Read more...
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Is there hope for COVID with home visits?

Health care has been hanging by a thread for some time — in our community and across the nation. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses inherent in an underfunded public health system, a monopolized hospital, and a fractured medical supply chain. At the beginning of this pandemic, I wrote, “Our lives will not be saved by […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: He stays connected to Santa Clarita’s seniors during crisis

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Kevin MacDonald Age: 57 Hometown: Santa Clarita Role: CEO at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Quote: “The banquet hall was being filled every day with about 400 people coming for lunch every day. We turned that program into a drive-thru as soon as the pandemic hit.” 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 There’s no reason why a person 60 or older c...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Seniors, Southern California, Santa Clarita, Elliot, Antelope, Walker, Lancaster, Kevin Macdonald


'Cultural rebirth': Covid-hit Barrow's bold vision for the future

Project aims to make town often described as one of the unhappiest places in UK a top tourism locationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe people of Barrow-in-Furness, the Cumbrian outpost that is perennially described as one of the most unhappy places in Britain and has one of the UK’s highest Covid-19 death rates, are used to negative headlines about their town.Three months ago its council declared a poverty emergency, becoming one of the first in the country to do s...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Environment, Communities, Society, UK News, Britain, Regeneration, Cumbria, North Of England, Barrow, Lake District Continue, Coronavirus, Furness the Cumbrian


Physician burnout during COVID: Bringing ancient practices to modern medicine

Back in January of 2020, the average physician burnout rate was a staggering 42 percent.  However, as COVID cases continue to surge, that statistic is now undoubtedly larger.  Physicians are exhausted, both physically and mentally.  They’ve watched colleagues suffer extensively or even die as a result of contracting COVID from infected patients.  There is not […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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NHS staff face burnout as Covid hospital admissions continue to rise

Nurses plead with the public to follow official advice to help relieve pressure on frontline workers Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage England’s chief nurse has said that NHS and care staff are working incredibly hard to cope with record numbers of Covid-19 patients, amid concern that frontline staff are close to burnout.Ruth May pleaded with the public to follow the coronavirus advice to help relieve the pressure on hospital staff, after two days of record hospital ad...
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Avoid using wood burning stoves if possible, warn health experts

Charity calls for people to use alternative, less polluting heating and cooking options if they canCampaigners and health experts are calling on people who have alternative heating not to use their wood burning stoves this winter amid growing concern about their impact on public health.The Guardian recently reported that wood burners triple the level of harmful particulates inside the home as well as creating dangerous levels of pollution in the surrounding neighbourhood. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Environment, UK News, Diabetes, Stroke, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Heart Attack, Air Pollution, Pollution, Dementia


Habits: How to be successful every day

Habits, both good and bad, are pre-made decisions that makeup around 40 percent of our day and require no real conscious thought. In order to regain control, resist environmental temptations, and reduce your bad habits, it helps to understand the three parts of a habit loop: the cue (or trigger), the behavior itself, and the reward.Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Charles Duhigg, Adam Alter, and others explain how you can successfully hack your habits by shifting away from goal-based achievement mark...
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Guardian and Observer charity appeal hits £1m

More than 9,000 readers contribute to charities supporting young people through Covid crisisPlease donate to our appeal hereWith more than a week still to go, the Guardian and Observer 2020 appeal has raised an amazing £1m for its three partner charities supporting disadvantaged young people living in communities hit by the Covid pandemic.More than 9,500 readers have donated to the appeal since it launched in early December, including hundreds who called journalists to donate through the annual ...
Tags: Children, Society, UK News, Poverty, Mental Health, Social exclusion, Guardian, Child Poverty Action Group Continue, charities UK Youth YoungMinds


Robin Williams's widow: 'There were so many misunderstandings about what had happened to him'

Susan Schneider Williams watched her husband suffer with undiagnosed Lewy body dementia before he killed himself in 2014. Her new film tries to educate others about the condition – and put to rest assumptions about his deathAfter Robin Williams died in August 2014, aged 63, a lot of people had a lot of things to say about him. There was the predictable speculation about why a hugely beloved and seemingly healthy Hollywood star would end his own life, with some confidently stating that he was dep...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, Film, Robin Williams, Society, Mental Health, Culture, Williams, Dementia, Lewy, Susan Schneider Williams, Mork Mindy Mrs Doubtfire


Important Information About Deadly Pet Food Recall

Pet food recalled after at least 28 dogs die, 8 sickened: FDA MEREDITH DELISO Wed, December 30, 2020, 6:35 PM PST · 2 min read   From Yahoo News ----- Several pet food products have been recalled after 28 dogs died, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Three brands of Sportmix products for dogs and cats made by Midwestern Pet Foods may contain potentially fatal levels of the toxin aflatoxin, according to the FDA. The FDA said it is aware of ...
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