Day: May 5, 2020

FEATURED ARTICLE: How to reduce your chance of injury when bodybuilding – Why We Train

FEATURED ARTICLE: How to reduce your chance of injury when bodybuilding.

If you’re someone looking to get ripped, you have to be aware of the risks that sore muscles, stiff back, and aching joints will bring. These are just some of the several complaints that bodybuilders express. However, you don’t have to suffer from any of these complications if take the right preventative actions. 

Here is a guide on how you can reduce your chances of injury while you workout. 

Type of Injuries You Can Get 

Bodybuilding can lead to many types of injury, including:

  • Tendonitis. Tendonitis happens when the tendon that connects the bone to muscle becomes inflamed.
  • Strain. A strain happens when you over-use or over-stretch a muscle.
  • Sprain. You can sprain a body part by over-stretching a ligament that connects two bones.
  • Bursitis. The bursa sac serves as a bad between parts
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The Medicine Wheel

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In 1992 at Valley City State University, Professor Joe Stickler and his students began work on Medicine Wheel Park. The project soon expanded beyond the walls of the classroom to involve the community. The Park features two solar calendars: A horizon calendar (the medicine wheel) and a meridian or noontime calendar. Other aspects of this unique 30-acre Park include Native American burial mounds, solar system model, the North Country National Scenic Trail and other woodland nature trials, several scenic overlooks of the Sheyenne River valley and Valley City, and a 3000 square foot perennial flower garden.

The Medicine Wheel
Early cultures throughout the world built rock structures which joined the landscape to the sky, some serving as calendars. Stonehenge in England is an example. Over 100 Medicine Wheels constructed by Native Americans have been found in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of the United States and Canada. Their complete

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Getting to the dentist during a pandemic

“I was having some pain,” she said. “With the pandemic I said, ‘I’ll just have to wait until everything’s over.'”

That Sunday, though, the pain became extreme. When she found a dentist who could see her, she learned she needed an emergency root canal.

As part of the country’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that dentists put off “elective procedures, surgeries and non-urgent dental visits,” allowing only emergency visits until the threat subsides.

That’s because dental work could place dentists and dental hygienists at risk for Covid-19 infection, according to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The government agency includes dental health-care providers in the “very high exposure risk” category. Routine dental tools such as air-water syringes can send droplets of saliva through the air, potentially carrying the virus with them. Even recommended personal
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The Society of Occupational Medicine

The SOM is the largest nationally recognised professional organisation for individuals with an interest in health and work. SOM acts as a national voice for occupational health, engaging with government and policy makers to increase awareness of the role of occupational health. Our Patrons are Lord Blunkett, Dame Carol Black and Sir Norman Lamb.

Membership is for anyone working, or with a professional interest, in occupational health. Members are multidisciplinary, and include doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, technicians, and psychologists. A SOM member is also a member of one of our 10 regional groups, enabling local networking with colleagues.

Our membership booklet outlines the benefits of joining the SOM. Members receive our peer reviewed scientific journal Occupational Medicine, an invaluable resource. They also benefit from career development opportunities, with information about the latest OH Jobs and Events. SOM members receive regular, practical, support and guidance, including a free legal helpline,

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Lab Tests Online | Order Fast, Affordable Health Lab Testing

There are many reasons why individuals order lab testing or blood work online. The most common reasons why people use our services for lab tests online include having a high deductible, having no insurance or not enough coverage for the testing they want or need. Additionally, millennials are looking for a viable, affordable alternative to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). At HealthLabs.com, we are able to get you the health and wellness testing you need quickly at an affordable price.

HealthLabs.com offers an expansive collection of lab test categories and test types at discounted rates.

  • Simply order your blood or urine tests online
  • Visit a local lab near you to give your blood work or urine sample for testing
  • And confidentially receive your results in 1-3 days in your secure HealthLabs.com account

Your health is important! Our blood chemistry tests and wellness tests can help lead to diagnoses and can

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Some dental hygiensts worried as many dentist offices reopen

As dentist offices start to reopen following coronavirus shutdowns, many dental hygienists say they are worried it might be too soon to see patients.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised elective procedures and non-urgent dental visits to be postponed. For dental offices that are open, the CDC’s recommendations include requiring everyone entering to wear a face mask or covering, screening patients for fever or coronavirus symptoms before they enter and screening employees before each shift.

Many offices are welcoming patients as states have started to reopen businesses. Each state allowing dentists to reopen has different standards that offices must follow.

So what are dentists doing to protect their patients and their workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues?

New procedures from dentists

A dentist in the Pittsburgh area said patients will be screened before their arrival to see if they have any signs of coronavirus, according to KDKA.

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Why you can’t get your teeth fixed in CA: Dentist need masks

In mid-March, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration appeared to throw a lifeline to thousands of dentists who were terrified they would have to close their offices, leaving cavities unfilled, cleanings unscheduled and dental diseases undetected.

As one of the most dangerous professions for catching airborne infections, the dentists were anxious to build a stockpile of personal protection equipment just like California’s hospitals were doing. State officials promised to deliver masks that would have helped dentists provide at least some level of basic services to patients.

“Per our phone conversation, the dental association will get 1 million N95s,” a California Department of Public Health official, Trang Nguyen, emailed to the California Dental Association, on March 13. “Please give me a confirmation later on your trucking arrangement.”

Richard Stapler, an association vice president, replied that four big rigs would arrive to pick up the masks from the state’s warehouse the following week. Stapler,

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