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Dentist offers mini kits to help people maintain oral health

Dentist offers mini kits to help people maintain oral health


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JENNIFER: CORONAVIRUS HAS PUT MOST NONEMERGENCIES ON THE BACK BURNER, INCLUDING DENTAL HEALTH. JOINING US IS DR. JOANNE REIFF. THANKS FOR JOINING US. >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME. JENNIFER: TALK ABOUT THE THINGS YOU’RE HANDLING RIGHT NOW. >> WE’RE ONLY ALLOWED TO SEE EMERGENCY PATIENTS SO THAT’S ANYTHING FROM AN ABSCESSED TOOTH TO A TOOTH THAT MAY BE AVULSED OR KNOCKED OUT OF THE MOUTH OR SEVERE PAIN KEEPING PATIENTS UP AT NIGHT. THAT’S PRETTY MUCH ALL WE’RE ABLE TO SEE AT THIS POINT. >> AND THAT CAN BE FRUSTRATING FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY BE A LITTLE OVERDUE EVEN FOR THEIR TEETH CLEANING FOR SURE. SO WHAT ARE YOU SUGGESTING PEOPLE DO? >> WHAT I’VE DONE IN MY PRACTICE, WE’VE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING CALLS CROSSROADS CARES AND WHAT

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We help regular people lose weight and get stronger.

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Regardless of where you’re at on your fitness journey today, welcome to your new home here in the Nerd Fitness Rebellion.

We’re a full-time team of 25 supportive nerds (and a massive worldwide community) that is home to some of the best health and fitness advice in the galaxy since 2009:

  • Our Online Coaching Program kicks ass: 16 credentialed trainers (who also happen to be huge nerds) create custom workout programs and nutritional advice for busy people like you, all handled through an easy to use mobile app.
  • We offer self-paced online courses and do occasional in-person events like Camp Nerd Fitness (above)
  • We receive over 1 million visitors each month, and have 50,000+ satisfied customers.
  • We’ve been featured in the Washington Post, CNET, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.
  • Our free biweekly newsletter includes well researched fitness health and fitness info and has 150,000+ subscribers.
  • Our online community is
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Does Hospital Stand for ‘House of Sick People Including Treatment and Labour’?

Claim

The word “hospital” is an acronym for “house of sick people including treatment and labour.”

Reporting

On December 17 2018, a Facebook page shared the following meme purporting to reveal the surprising etymology of the word “hospital”:


With a nod to the “today years old” meme, it read:

How old were you when you realised that HOSPITAL means House Of Sick People Including Treatment and Labour.

Fun (but often unreliable) assertions about the purported etymology of popular words are known movers and shakers on social media, often guaranteed to rake in likes, shares, and comment engagement. Frequently, the claims constituted a backronym, which is a back-formed word construction purporting to be a legitimate acronym. Although many are purely humorous in intent, others fall into the category of folk etymology or falsehoods.

While the word “hospital” was in wide use in 2016, social media discussions of its etymology made

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Some people turn to herbal medicine for virus without proof

NEW DELHI —
With no approved drugs for the new coronavirus, some people are turning to alternative medicines, often with governments promoting them.

This is most evident in India and China, densely populated countries with a deep history and tradition of touting such treatments, and where there’s sometimes limited access to conventional medicine.

In India, where a lockdown of its 1.3 billion residents is underway, the government faced criticism after claiming some treatments might help prevent infections. In China, where the pandemic began, officials made unsubstantiated claims that traditional medicine was key to fighting the virus. In Venezuela, where the health care system is severely crimped, President Nicolas Maduro pitched drinking an herbal tea.

The World Health Organization had advised against taking “traditional herbal remedies” on its website. It later acknowledged that some were turning to alternative medicine “to alleviate some of the milder symptoms of COVID-19,” WHO spokesperson Tarik

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Social Determinants of Health | Healthy People 2020

Goal

Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.

Overview

Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, not smoking, getting the recommended immunizations and screening tests, and seeing a doctor when we are sick all influence our health. Our health is also determined in part by access to social and economic opportunities; the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships. The conditions in which we live explain in part why some Americans are healthier than others and why Americans more generally are not as healthy as they could be.

Healthy People 2020 highlights the importance of addressing the social determinants of

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The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness

If you’ve wanted to cook healthier meals, lose weight, or get some self-help advice, chances are you’ve looked to a brand or a person to help guide you on your journey. And there’s a very strong chance that person is on our annual list of the most influential people in health and fitness.

This year’s list makes one thing clear: Body positivity is finally mainstream. You’ll also notice plenty of household names, another indication that wellness is increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives.

We compiled this list based on a strict set of criteria—check out our methodology at the bottom of this article. And while we may not agree with everyone’s approach, we can’t deny their impact on the way we think about health.

100. JP Sears

The Wellness Satire King

Sears is a hard nut to crack. He’s an emotional healing coach who pokes fun at the more

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