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Coronavirus and road to recovery: Time is the only best medicine we have

coronavirus and road to recovery: time is the only best medicine we have

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However, medical research is gradually learning more about how this virus behaves.Last month, Robert R Redfield, the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that the completion of general vaccine distribution and the return of ‘regular life’ is probably not realistic until mid-2021.With vaccine expectations still unclear, news reports suggest that India is buying 100 million doses of Covid vaccine Sputnik V from Russia with an agreement signed between Russian Direct Investment Fund and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Sputnik V has made Russia the first country to claim a breakthrough in developing a vaccine for Covid-19. Many other developers-Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca-Oxford University, Novavax and Moderna-have trials over the next few weeks.Related NewsBut a new dimension to the rising post-Covid complications has made all look for a fast procurement of a vaccine. A case in point is the Union home minister Amit Shah’s return to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi after he complained of fatigue and body ache-four days after he tested negative for coronavirus in September. Veteran Congress leader and former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was also admitted to the ICU in September after his blood …

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Coalition for Healthy School Food Offers Free Online Speaker Series on Child and Family Health While Schooling During COVID-19 – Veg World Magazine

coalition for healthy school food offers free online speaker series on child and family health while schooling during covid-19 – veg world magazine

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NEW YORK, October 20, 2020 – The Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) is hosting a free online event to help kids and families stay healthy while schooling during COVID-19.

The Green Apple eSummit, October 24-28, focuses on the health of students, families, and communities and features 20 expert speakers in education, nutrition, and medicine including:

Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough president: Changing School Food Through Education and Policy

Jabari Brisport, teacher; Stephanie Goodman, Swampscott MA Board of Health member, Mark Negron, parent: To School or Not to School in the Age of COVID-19T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.: Food Policy + the Food IndustryMichael Greger, MD, How to Survive a PandemicKira Lawton, MD, pediatrician: Social + Emotional Health During COVID-19Amie Hamlin, executive director, Coalition for Healthy School Food: Creating Change on Your School’s MenuTony Hillery, Founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a NeighborhoodMilton Mills, MD: Meat, Dairy, + RacismTed Barnett, MD, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute: Jumpstart Your HealthBrian Falcon, parent: Strategies for Schooling + Working from HomePatricia Devaney, parent: My Family Transitioned to PlantsBob Groff, principal of Public School 244 in Flushing NY and Ruth Stanislaus, principal of Public School 971 in Brooklyn NY: Principals of Vegetarian Schools Speak OutTracye McQuirter, MPH, …

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Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain – KTVZ

bilingualism is good medicine for the brain – ktvz

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Shortly after Kathy Jones relocated to California, the retired professor decided she needed to learn to speak Spanish.

“When I moved to San Diego, I would see all these young kids, mostly Latino kids, who could speak perfect Spanish and perfect English. And switch, back and forth, with fluidity. And I saw that and I don’t know why, but I said to myself, I want to be able to do that,” she says.

Jones looked forward to her weekly Spanish class and loved the extracurricular activities organized by her teachers at the Culture and Language Center in San Diego.

“Before the pandemic, we had meet-ups for coffee, parties, craft workshops and excursions all over Latin America — all totally in Spanish. We haven’t been able to do any of that since March.”

Jones is still keeping up with her classes, but they’re all online now. Her classmate is a friend who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and their teacher is based in Tijuana. Her online sessions are providing some much-needed social interaction while Jones and her husband hunker down in their home.

The benefits

Since Jones has been such a dedicated pupil, she’s almost reached fluency. And …

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Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain

bilingualism is good medicine for the brain

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“When I moved to San Diego, I would see all these young kids, mostly Latino kids, who could speak perfect Spanish and perfect English. And switch, back and forth, with fluidity. And I saw that and I don’t know why, but I said to myself, I want to be able to do that,” she says.Jones looked forward to her weekly Spanish class, but what she really loved was the extracurricular activities organized by her teachers at the Culture and Language Center in San Diego. “Before the pandemic, we had meet-ups for coffee, parties, craft workshops and excursions all over Latin America — all totally in Spanish. We haven’t been able to do any of that since March.”Jones is still keeping up with her classes, but they’re all online now. Her classmate is a friend who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and their teacher is based in Tijuana. Her online sessions are providing some much-needed social interaction while Jones and her husband hunker down in their San Diego home.The benefitsSince Jones has been such a dedicated pupil, she’s almost reached fluency. And that could be good for her brain.Some of the most compelling research on bilingualism and …

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AdventHealth Gordon to host virtual Living Well class

adventhealth gordon to host virtual living well class

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AdventHealth Gordon is hosting a virtual Living Well class featuring Julia Danforth, MD, on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 pm online via a Zoom meeting.During this class, participants will learn why sickness occurs and what can be done about it. Mike Hollie, MD, an allergy and immunology specialist and advocate of lifestyle medicine, will lead the virtual class alongside Danforth. He will also answer questions about allergies and immunology.Danforth is a board-certified family physician. She believes that health is more than just the physical body, but mental and spiritual wellness as well. Danforth earned her medical degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California followed by a residency in family practice at Florida Hospital in Orlando. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Danforth was board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine in 2017 and is blessed to be able to formally pursue her lifelong career passion.To join this virtual Living Well class, email georgialivingwell@gmail.com to request a Zoom meeting invitation. Participants can use Zoom on their smartphone, computer or tablet. Participants can also dial in with their phone to join the meeting. For more information, please …

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New business offers perfect locale for the mind, body and soul (4 photos)

new business offers perfect locale for the mind, body and soul (4 photos)

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A new Midland business promises something for the body, mind and soul.

Located on King St. between Dominion Ave. and Bay St., MegaMindful Living features a plant-based smoothie bar called Newfies Soups and Smoothies and an adjacent small, bright dining area. As well, there’s a large, open fitness studio where they offer yoga, tai chi and other classes as well as a variety of mindfulness exercises.

“We have a place that features preventative measures,” said Megan Marchildon, who manages the day-to-day operations, pointing out that preventing serious health setbacks like diabetes and heart conditions can often be effectively managed through diet, exercise and mindfulness.

The business is owned by her parents Janice and Kevin Marchildon and overseen by Janice, a nurse practitioner with almost 30 years of experience specialising in oncology, nephrology and caring for patients with many chronic illnesses. She’s also a member of the American Academy of Lifestyle Medicine.

While Kevin grew up in the area before moving away for work, Janice is from Cornerbrook, Newfoundand (thus the smoothie bar’s moniker). They lived in Texas for many years before deciding to settle here earlier this year.

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6 Unexpected Things That Can Lead To Diabetes

6 unexpected things that can lead to diabetes

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Diabetes, where your body has a hard time producing or processing adequate amounts of the hormone insulin, attracts a lot of myths and assumptions, specifically around food. When it comes to potential causes of diabetes, the picture is a lot more complex than you’d think.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and another 88 million have prediabetes — meaning your blood sugar is higher than usual, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. (Blood sugar is the amount of glucose in your blood; insulin tells your cells to convert glucose into energy.)Diabetes is common, yet one in four people don’t know they have it. There are many subtle signs of diabetes to watch out for, like being thirsty often or needing to pee all the time. But when it comes to getting the disease, many assume it’s limited to lifestyle choices, like eating a lot of sugary foods. “It can be difficult to separate fact from fiction when you’re researching what things might put you at higher risk of diabetes,” Dr. Seema Sarin M.D., director of lifestyle medicine at EHE Health, tells Bustle. …

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MIND & BODY: Heart health is important – Winchester Sun

mind & body: heart health is important – winchester sun

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By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. 
Choose healthy meals and snacks to help prevent heart disease and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods.
Eating lots of foods high in saturated fat and trans-fat may contribute to heart disease.

Eating foods high in fiber and low in saturated fats, trans fat, and cholesterol can help prevent high cholesterol. 
Limiting salt (sodium) in your diet can also lower your blood pressure.
Limiting sugar in your diet can lower your blood sugar level to prevent or help control diabetes.
Do not drink too much alcohol, which can raise your blood pressure. Men should have no more than two drinks per day, and women no more than one drink per day. 
For more information, visit CDC’s Alcohol and Public Health website.
Learn more about healthy diet and nutrition at CDC’s Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity website.
Find healthy, seasonal recipes on the Million Hearts Recipes for a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle page.
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To Reach Your Healthy-Body or Weight-Loss Goals, Eat More Fiber

to reach your healthy-body or weight-loss goals, eat more fiber

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If there is one question plant eaters get the most, it’s this: Where do you get your protein? America’s obsession with protein, however, is misguided, as statistics show that nobody’s dying of protein deficiency in this country, and in fact, we get too much protein as a nation, which is part of what is creating the obesity epidemic. Too much protein is like too much of anything, including carbs and fat: Too much can lead you to gain weight.Yet studies do show that people are suffering because of fiber deficiency. One, in fact, found that not eating enough fruits and vegetables may be responsible for millions of deaths globally from heart disease and stroke every year around the world, according to a study published in the American Society of Nutrition.The article states: “Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. The study estimated that roughly 1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough fruit and 1 in 12 cardiovascular deaths could be attributed to not eating enough vegetables.”Low fruit intake resulted in nearly 1.8 million cardiovascular deaths …

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Roy Exum: My Friend, Dr. Blake

roy exum: my friend, dr. blake

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A nice congratulatory advertisement appeared in the Wednesday editions of the Times Free Press that saluted Dr. Melanie Blake as being “a finalist” in the newspaper’s contest as “Best General Practice Doctor.” It was a classy thing for CHI Memorial Medical Group to do, especially in face of the fact my Dr. Blake is no longer seeing patients nor is employed by CHI Memorial. It was also a classy thing – indeed – that in yesterday’s mail came a letter from CHI Memorial that read, in part:

“Dr. Blake has decided to take advantage of a career opportunity which recently presented itself. We thank her for her time with us and her excellent care provided to our patients.

Should you choose to continue care with Dr. Blake, we are happy to announce her new clinic and contact information: Dr. Melanie Blake, MD.; Lifestyle Medicine at Galen, 2200 East Third Street, Suite 200; Chattanooga TN 37404; Telephone: 423/497-5363.)”

I know all about this one because Melanie Blake saved my life. I have also winced, repeatedly this year, as a good number of Chattanooga’s best physicians have marched away in a dust of disgust from our largest public hospital, Erlanger, with Dr. …

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