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COVID-19 Cases Drop in Warm Weather, But Not Much  - web md

COVID-19 Cases Drop in Warm Weather, But Not Much

In search of an answer, researchers at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., studied the effects of temperature, precipitation and sunlight (UV index) on the number of COVID-19 cases across the United States during the spring.
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Metformin Recalled for Possible Cancerous Chemical  - web md

Metformin Recalled for Possible Cancerous Chemical

The recall for all lots of metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets 500 mg from Apotex comes after one lot tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had higher NDMA levels than allowed by the FDA.
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COVID Rates Lower Than Thought for Pregnant Women  - web md

COVID Rates Lower Than Thought for Pregnant Women

The new study included 770 hospital patients who hadn't previously been diagnosed with coronavirus infection. Of those, 30 tested positive for COVID-19. Of those who tested positive, 22 had no symptoms -- meaning the rate of positive tests among asymptomatic women was 2.9%.
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Postponed Surgeries Resume, Stretching Hospitals  - web md

Postponed Surgeries Resume, Stretching Hospitals

For months, the coronavirus pandemic forced hospitals to delay elective surgeries as doctors turned their attention to treating COVID-19 patients, but the spigots on non-urgent procedures are about to reopen.
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Get my books (Happy Hour is 9 To 5 and Leading With Happiness) free of charge

Times are tough for for workplaces all over the world right now. I would like to share some of my tools in the hope that maybe it can help a little. So I’m making my two main books available as pdf downloads free of charge for anyone who wants them. There’s also no annoying email … Continue reading Get my books (Happy Hour is 9 To 5 and Leading With Happiness) free of charge →
5 winning ways for kids burn energy - harvard

5 winning ways for kids burn energy

After a couple of months of sheltering in place, and with warm weather upon us, your children probably have plenty of excess energy. Here are five suggestions for activities that will get them moving—and there's nothing stopping parents from joining in. The post 5 winning ways for kids burn energy appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
harvard - 2 days ago
COVID-19 Virus Found in Stool May be Infectious  - web md

COVID-19 Virus Found in Stool May be Infectious

A new study has shown that COVID-19 virus isolated from the stool of a sick patient can infect cells in a petri dish -- a step toward proving that this might be a new route of transmission for the infection with the coronavirus.
web md - 6 days ago
Medicare Recipients May Get Insulin at $35 Per Month  - web md

Medicare Recipients May Get Insulin at $35 Per Month

Beginning next year, people on some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans who need insulin will be able to access the lifesaving medication for just $35 a month, according to a new plan announced by the White House.
web md - 6 days ago
Dirty City Air Might Raise MS Risk  - web md

Dirty City Air Might Raise MS Risk

places with low levels of tiny particles of air pollution called Particulate matter, the risk for MS was lower than in areas where those levels were high. In urban areas, the risk was 29% higher than in rural areas.
web md - 1 week ago
1 in 5 Hospitalized NYC COVID Patients Needed ICU  - web md

1 in 5 Hospitalized NYC COVID Patients Needed ICU

More than one-fifth of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York City have critical illness, and nearly 80% of critically ill patients need ventilators to help them breathe, according to a new study.
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Telephone vs Telemedicine: Code and Bill Correctly During COVID-19  - web md

Telephone vs Telemedicine: Code and Bill Correctly During COVID-19

CMS says it will reimburse for telephone-based consults the same as for office visits during COVID-19. Expert Betsy Nicoletti explains how to code and bill these services properly during the pandemic.
web md - 2 weeks ago
COVID-19 Severity in Pregnancy Appears Lower Than H1N1  - web md

COVID-19 Severity in Pregnancy Appears Lower Than H1N1

Single case reports describe harrowing births and outcomes for women with COVID-19, but preliminary data suggest that overall, pregnant women do as well as the general public when it comes to COVID-19.
web md - 2 weeks ago
The Fellows Behind the COVID-19 Literature Updates  - web md

The Fellows Behind the COVID-19 Literature Updates

Two HIV research fellows are about to do their fifth biweekly deep-dive presentation on the COVID-19 literature. We asked them how they choose what to include and what they find most intriguing about SARS-CoV2.
web md - 2 weeks ago
COVID-19 May Trigger Rare Complication In Children  - web md

COVID-19 May Trigger Rare Complication In Children

As COVID-19 continues to spread, there is growing evidence that children may be vulnerable to a rare but serious complication triggered by the infection that has features of Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome.
web md - 2 weeks ago
New warning on coronavirus symptoms in children — what parents need to know - harvard

New warning on coronavirus symptoms in children — what parents need to know

A rare syndrome in some children that affects the heart and other organs may be a reaction to a current or past COVID-19 infection, but test results for the coronavirus are sometimes negative. The post New warning on coronavirus symptoms in children — what parents need to know appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
harvard - 2 weeks ago
Beauty Industry Group Sues Over Shop Closings  - web md

Beauty Industry Group Sues Over Shop Closings

A beauty industry group in California and others filed a law suit Tuesday against California Gov. Gavin Newsom for his decision to keep nail salons and beauty shops closed while allowing other businesses to open.
web md - 3 weeks ago
Hospital Volumes Slashed by More Than Half During Pandemic  - web md

Hospital Volumes Slashed by More Than Half During Pandemic

A new report shows the number of patients who sought care at hospitals dropped 54% in late March and early April compared with the prior-year period, suggesting a wave of demand as surgical bans lift.
web md - 3 weeks ago
Obesity Can Shift Severe COVID-19 to Younger Age Groups  - web md

Obesity Can Shift Severe COVID-19 to Younger Age Groups

A new analysis is the first to specifically examine the link between age, obesity, and treatment in ICU. The findings add to evidence indicating threshold for testing should be lowered in this 'susceptible population.'
web md - 3 weeks ago
Do adults really need tetanus booster shots? - harvard

Do adults really need tetanus booster shots?

Can childhood tetanus vaccinations offer sufficient protection during adulthood without regular booster shots? Although a new study posits this, the CDC continues to recommend booster shots every 10 years. The post Do adults really need tetanus booster shots? appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
harvard - 3 weeks ago
COVID-19 in ICE Facilities Could Overwhelm Local ICUs  - web md

COVID-19 in ICE Facilities Could Overwhelm Local ICUs

Results from a new modeling study, along with news of the first reported death of an ICE detainee, increase concerns among experts who fear local hospitals may be unable to care for those who need it.
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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

positively positive - 2 months ago

Funny time. My feelings about it all, Im realizing, lay underneath the rock of exhaustion and overdoing. Im beginning to think this whole crazy quarantine experience was orchestrated by the universe to get us all to slow down, and for me personally, to slow the f*ck down. Pardon my English.

Ive been doing a lot the past year, month, week, day, hour. So much that Ive lost track of time, and I found myself saying to myself, Self, this has got to change. I just couldnt see how. This is all hindsight of course, and for me, oh so necessary to take this stock of my life. How am I treating myself? Others? How am I working? Am I following my own inner guidance with regards to self-care, creativity, and interacting with friends and family? There are many questions, and I suspect, many answers.

Then I start to think about my choices. How am I doing there? Have I been choosing the healthiest foods to support my body? What about thoughts am I choosing the healthiest thoughts for my well-being? And how about what social media and news outlets Im allowing into my consciousness, and for how long a period of time? I find this question to be as important now as it has ever been with the amount of information – accurate, slanted, and hoax – making the rounds re: the coronavirus.  And these info bits want inside your home. Double lock those doors friends.

And because of the personal distancing were all doing, I find Im looking at all my relationships these days. How am I doing as a friend? Are there any old, worn out negative patterns still at play? Does this friend appreciate the ways I care for them? Is it reciprocal at some point in time? And how am I showing up in these various relationships? It does take two to tango.

Im also looking at the work I do. Is it rewarding, or does it feel like Groundhog Day? Am I still doing the same old same old, or does my work light me up and inspire me? Perhaps Im being of service which feels incredibly rewarding.

There are no wrong answers, but rather a great opportunity to check inside and see how the whole operation of you is doing. Time to take stock.

I realize I have a lot of questions for myself, and I suspect Im not alone here. During this Safer at Home time, I dont think Im the only one asking these and other introspective questions. And yes, Im sure some of us are contemplating our belly button. Frankly, its been too long since we did.

Were going to have a lot of clock units on our hands at home. Some of us will avoid the deeper questions like the plague that takes on a rather significant meaning at this moment doesnt it instead eating all the carbs, drinking all the vodka, or having lots of sex, and taking in the never ending negative news feed, to name a few ways we can escape ourselves. But many will take the deeper dive. I know for myself its a little bit scary at first. Kind of like walking into a room with no light. You slow down or stop, try to adjust your eyes to see, and then stretch out your hands and take baby steps to try and navigate the darkness. Eventually we run into or stumble upon something and identify it. Could be a wall, or maybe a doorway. Eventually we come back out into the light. Metaphoric and I believe accurate for this current process were all in.

We will come out the other side. And most likely we will have learned something about ourselves and the world we inhabit, finding ourselves in a new place.

Where will I be at the end of this particular journey? Who will I be on the other side of it all? And, who am I being while I go through this? All relevant questions I can ask myself now. At the moment, Im not one hundred percent sure. But my intention is to walk this part of my lifes journey with a tremendous amount of compassion for myself and others. To navigate with as much positivity as I can muster, to set the intention to come out the other side knowing myself more, connecting a bit more deeply with the world outside my door even if it is over Zoom, and realizing that when push comes to shove, we sure as hell do know how to come together when faced with a difficult time.

Hi. My name is Barry. Nice to meet you. Maybe for the first time, maybe again, but regardless, its good to see you.


Barry Alden Clark has coached thousands of individuals in connecting more deeply with their hearts, their life purpose, and helped create a pathway for these folks to move forward in a direction more aligned with who they truly are. He & his creative partner Eliza Swords are currently delivering uplifting content on social media every Wednesday via Best Day Ever with Barry and Eliza, a Facebook and You-Tube phenomenon reaching thousands of people around the world. They are also inspiring love and joy through creating heartfelt and entertaining content via their production company Pure Honey Ink. Currently they have projects in development for social media, film, television and publishing. You can reach Barry at www.barryaldenclark.com.

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