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Aortic dissection is a medical emergency – Studio LBP

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By: Jeffrey Altshuler, M.D., cardiovascular surgeon, MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Medical Center
The aorta is the body’s main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It consists of three layers and if one of the layers gets torn it causes a life-threatening condition, called an aortic dissection. When this happens, blood goes between the gap in the layers, which decreases blood flow to the rest of the body. It also could cause an aortic aneurysm. This is when there is an enlargement in the walls of the aorta, that could potentially burst.
Aortic dissections are characterized by severe, unrelenting, sudden pain in the chest, back or abdomen. It often has similar signs of a stroke, where the person’s conscious is affected and they feel weakness on one side of the body. It most commonly affects men older than 60, but anyone can be at risk.
Causes of aortic dissections include genetic conditions, including connective tissue and inflammatory conditions, or a congenital heart condition. They also can be caused by extremely high blood pressure, previous aneurysms on trauma to the aorta. An aortic dissection can only be diagnosed through imaging, so …

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Fusion PPE Experiencing Increase In Consumer Sales Of N95 Respirators Amidst COVID-19 Surge

fusion ppe experiencing increase in consumer sales of n95 respirators amidst covid-19 surge

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PAOLI, Pa., Oct 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amidst the COVID-19 surge and countries going back into lockdown, it is critical that our nation and its citizens have an ongoing supply of authentic personal protective equipment (PPE). Fusion PPE continues to deliver genuine PPE including its CDC and NIOSH-approved N95 to medical professionals, businesses, and NOW a growing general consumer clientele.Fusion PPE’s Consumer Sales of N95 Respirators Increases Amidst COVID-19 Surge Fusion PPE is a trusted medical sales company lead by a team of industry executives with 30 years of experience. Their comprehensive collection of PPE includes N95s, single use face masks, reusable antimicrobial face masks, face shields, Orbel™ Personal Hand Sanitizing Devices, wipes, air purifiers, coronavirus tests, and more. Its products are available for immediate delivery in various quantities, for consumers and corporations.”Fusion PPE has supplied legitimate PPE to front liners, hospital workers, small and large business owners, schools, and individuals since the onset of COVID-19. We hope to continue to keep all of our country’s citizens healthy and businesses open as this surge of the virus collides with colder months and the flu,” said Mark Rubino, Founder, Fusion PPE. Fusion PPE clients include Shriners Hospitals for Children, National Football …

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High rate of symptomless COVID-19 infection among grocery store workers, finds study – Times of India

high rate of symptomless covid-19 infection among grocery store workers, finds study – times of india

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Grocery store employees are likely to be at heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, with those in customer-facing roles 5 times as likely to test positive as their colleagues in other positions, suggests the first study of its kind.

The findings of the study were published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
What’s more, among those testing positive, three out of four had no symptoms, suggesting these key workers could be an important reservoir of infection, say the researchers.
Published research focusing on essential/key workers has largely focused on healthcare workers. To try and plug this knowledge gap and find out how COVID-19 has affected the health and wellbeing of other key workers, the researchers studied 104 employees of one grocery store in Boston, Massachusetts.
Each employee was tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection, in May this year as part of a mandatory testing policy across Boston.
But before doing so, they completed detailed questionnaires on their lifestyle; medical history; employment history; working patterns and role at the store; commuting to and from work; and the protective measures they were able to take against infection at work.
They were also asked to provide information on COVID-19, including any symptoms …

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High rate of symptomless COVID-19 infection among grocery store workers: study

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Grocery store employees are likely to be at heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, with those in customer-facing roles 5 times as likely to test positive as their colleagues in other positions, suggests the first study of its kind, published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
What’s more, among those testing positive, three out of four had no symptoms, suggesting these key workers could be an important reservoir of infection, say the researchers.
Published research focusing on essential/key workers has largely focused on healthcare workers. To try and plug this knowledge gap and find out how COVID-19 has affected the health and wellbeing of other key workers, the researchers studied 104 employees of one grocery store in Boston, Massachusetts.
Each employee was tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection, in May this year as part of a mandatory testing policy across Boston.
But before doing so, they completed detailed questionnaires on: their lifestyle; medical history; employment history; working patterns and role at the store; commuting to and from work; and the protective measures they were able to take against infection at work.
They were also asked to provide information on COVID-19, including any symptoms and exposure …

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These lifestyle changes may protect your brain from Alzheimer’s and dementia – The Boston Globe

these lifestyle changes may protect your brain from alzheimer’s and dementia – the boston globe

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AdvertisementSet aside that crossword puzzle and get moving, because exercise is one of the best things you can do for an aging brain. Numerous studies have found a strong association between physical activity and a reduced risk of cognitive decline. Work at Massachusetts General Hospital revealed that engaging in physical activity also helped slow the loss of brain tissue. The mechanisms are unclear, but study authors speculate that in addition to increased blood flow to the brain, the effect may be influenced by reduced inflammation, increased levels of an exercise-induced hormone called irisin, and other types of beneficial cellular activity. The study, published last year in the journal JAMA Neurology, involved having 182 older adults, some with elevated levels of brain amyloid and higher risk of cognitive decline, wear pedometers. Researchers saw the most prominent brain-preserving effects at 8,900 steps.2. Eat a Healthy DietAdvertisementDiets high in plant-based foods and low in meat and saturated fats, such as the Mediterranean or the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets, have been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. They also are known to substantially slow age-related cognitive decline in healthy older adults. A combination diet developed in 2015 at …

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The Unhealthiest Things in Your Medicine Cabinet

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Eat This, Not That!The Unhealthiest Things in Your Medicine CabinetRead full articleKelly HernandezOctober 29, 2020, 7:05 AM·6 mins readYour medicine cabinet is home to a number of beauty, health, and wellness products—but the unhealthiest things in your medicine cabinet may surprise you. Next to your old tweezers and behind that bag of cotton balls, there may be products lurking that simply need to be thrown out for your own safety. “Look out for your own health, and ensure the proper storage and safe condition of your medications. At the same time, be absolutely sure to take action to keep others who share your home safe,” Gay Alcenius, a pharmacist who has managed the acute care pharmacy at Henry Ford Allegiance Health for the last 19 years, says in an article by the Henry Ford hospital staff. Here are some of the unhealthiest things in your medicine cabinet, from the experts at the CDC, FDA and other expert organizations. 1 Leftover Prescription Drugs are Unhealthy White prescription pills spilled onto a table with many prescription bottles in the backgroundYour doctor prescribed you drugs for a specific ailment, such as antibiotics for a sinus infection or painkillers for back pain. Saving these drugs to use …

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How to know if eating healthy and exercising crosses the line to compulsion – or worse

how to know if eating healthy and exercising crosses the line to compulsion – or worse

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Your “healthy” lifestyle might not be that healthy after all – especially if diet and exercise become extreme.

Dr. Deborah Michel, regional clinical director of Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center, The Woodlands, explained that what appears to be a healthy habit on the surface could, in reality, be obsessive exercise and disordered eating.

The difficult part is knowing the difference, she said.

Compulsive exercise, sometimes referred to as exercise addiction, occurs when physical activity becomes too much. Injury, illness, socializing with friends or an incoming storm cannot stop an individual who exercises obsessively.

Similarly, what begins as a restrictive diet can become obsessive and result in disordered eating and heightened concerns about body image.

Another area of concern is nervosa orthorexia – an obsession with eating healthy, explained Dr. Sophie Schneider, assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.

Individuals with this disorder become so preoccupied with eating right that it actually becomes damaging.

Schneider agreed that it is tricky to identify when exactly a behavior goes from improving health to hurting an individual.

“We don’t have well-defined definitions of when we cross the line,” she said.

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Human-Machine Competition: Ping An’s AskBob Doctor’s AI Matches Doctors’ Capabilities in Cardiovascular Disease Management

human-machine competition: ping an’s askbob doctor’s ai matches doctors’ capabilities in cardiovascular disease management

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HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter “Ping An” or the “Group”, HKEX: 02318; SSE: 601318) announced that Ping An’s AskBob Doctor has demonstrated that its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in cardiovascular disease management is comparable to human doctors. AskBob Doctor scored 97.7 points, compared to 93.9 points for a team of doctors, at a competition organized by the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology 2020 and the Asian Heart Society Congress 2020, the National Clinical Research Center of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ping An Smart City and Ping An Good Doctor, a leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform in China that includes online medical services.
In the competition, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing Friendship Hospital, and Peking University International Hospital each sent two resident doctors in cardiology to compete with AskBob Doctor’s AI technology. AskBob Doctor was operated by a Ping An employee, who clicked the buttons of “Read Medical Records”, “Require Extra Information of Disease History and Medical Inspection” and “Medical Treatment Solutions”.
The organizers provided nine medical cases for both the humans and machines in the competition, which focused on the integrated management of cardiovascular diseases such as atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Participants  were …

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‘The New You’| Meet Kati and Kim and follow their health journey

‘the new you’| meet kati and kim and follow their health journey

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Viewers Kati Lucas and Kimberly Horton are joining 3News Meteorologist Jason Frazer on a healthy living journey with Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Center

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many challenges, and if it’s also taken a toll on your physical and mental health, you’re definitely not alone.

That’s why 3News is launching a new series “The New You” with Jason Frazer and Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Center. And we’re inviting two special 3News viewers along for the journey.

Meet Kati Lucas. She’s a busy mom of three in her late forties, who also works as a nurse.

“I’m just busy, busy, busy bee running around and dealing with [everything] and then I come last. Then by the time I realize I need to take care of me, I’m dead tired,” Kati said.

That’s a feeling Kim Horton can relate to. She’s in her early sixties, retired for the last few years, but mom to two grown kids and proud grandma to her first grandson. She told us, she’s ready to make a change.

“At some point in your life, you got to say it’s time out for fear and those things that keep you from moving forward, and maybe this is going …

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