California surpasses 900,000 coronavirus cases; L.A. County approaches 300,000

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The number of California’s confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 900,000 on Saturday, with total related deaths topping more than 17,300, public health officials reported.



a group of police officers riding on the back of a truck: Cars line up at a COVID-19 test site at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 12. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)


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Cars line up at a COVID-19 test site at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 12. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Across the state’s 58 counties, Los Angeles County remains by far the hardest hit, with nearly 300,000 cases and 6,989

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USA TODAY’s experts say securing a COVID-19 vaccine in record time could be easy, but distributing it won’t be

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Science is making incredible progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, but as approval nears – potentially as early as December – worry has shifted to the complexity of distribution.



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Overall, hopefulness was the theme of USA TODAY’s vaccine panel this month. After five months, the panel’s countdown clock to a widely available vaccine skipped forward another hour, to 8 a.m. 

Companies and observers generally

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660 crosses going up at an American Legion post near Howell

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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — When U.S. Army veteran Jon Luker returned from serving in the Panama Canal Zone during the Vietnam War era he struggled with his mental health.

“I was just walking around confused and not motivated to get involved in anything, but I didn’t understand the source of my confusion, why I was tired all the time and why I couldn’t get sleep,” Luker told the Livingston Daily.… Read More

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at weekend rallies that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic, despite surging cases around the country and more positive infections at the White House.

Trump’s remarks came Saturday, hours before the White House announced that a top aide to Vice President Mike Pence had tested … Read More

The Latest: India’s cases keep downturn with 50K infections

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NEW DELHI — India’s daily coronavirus cases have dropped to nearly 50,000, maintaining a downturn over the last few weeks.

The Health Ministry says 50,129 new cases have taken the overall tally to nearly 7.9 million on Sunday. It also reported 578 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising total fatalities to 118,534.

The ministry also said India’s active coronavirus cases were below 700,000 across the country and almost 7.1

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Pence to Keep up Travel Despite Contact With Infected Aide | Washington, D.C. News

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By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite his exposure to a top aide who tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House said Saturday.

Pence himself tested negative, his office said. Under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, the vice president is considered a “close contact” of his chief of staff,

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4 Pence Aides Test Positive for the Coronavirus

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At least three top aides to Vice President Mike Pence have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last few days, people briefed on the matter said, raising fresh questions about the safety protocols

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Technogym bets on home fitness boom as virus empties gyms

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MILAN (Reuters) – Italian fitness-equipment maker Technogym TGYM.MI is working to supply more of its exercise machines and virtual trainers to peoples’ homes to offset a drop in sales to gyms and studios due to the pandemic.

Restrictions to contain the new coronavirus, or even just fears of contagion, have prompted many people to give up training at their local gym. Italy has not ruled out closing gyms and swimming

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Rebel Wilson’s trainer reveals 5 fitness and weight-loss tips

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Rebel Wilson’s trainer Jono Castano has been thrust into the spotlight since his famous client’s “year of health” has proven so successful for her.

Even though he has worked with high-profile clients before, the Sydney, Australia-based trainer says Wilson is “definitely” his most famous client ever, and this has inspired him to hopefully come to the United States.

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Wilson has been focused on her

“It’s definitely taught me to be

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Fitness Industry Shutdown Punishes RivCo’s Less Affluent

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"Fitness is essential for physical and mental wellbeing," said Ryan Gallagher, who owns eight Planet Fitness franchises in Riverside County. "[Our clients] can't even relieve the stress [brought on by the pandemic]."


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“Fitness is essential for physical and mental wellbeing,” said Ryan Gallagher, who owns eight Planet Fitness franchises in Riverside County. “[Our clients] can’t even relieve the stress [brought on by the pandemic].”

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Ryan Gallagher owns eight Planet Fitness franchises in Riverside County, and for the third time since March he’s had to lay off 120 employees.

The latest lay-off came this week when

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Both Biden and Trump have questioned the other’s physical and mental fitness. Here’s what we know about their health.

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President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden have both battled life-threatening illnesses at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a facility they entered 32 years apart with uncertainty over whether they would return alive.



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Trump supporters gather outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5 in Bethesda, Md., where the president was being treated for the coronavirus.

For Trump, his diagnosis with

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How Effective Will Uber South Africa’s New Medicine Delivery Service Actually Be?

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Uber South Africa recently announced a partnership

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Cleaveland: Low-tech medicine in a high-tech world

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An accident landed me in a local medical center where I could observe and reflect upon the accelerating changes in the technology of medicine.

When I first began practicing medicine in Chattanooga in 1971, the city featured many fine caregivers at a time when technology was severely limited. The two principal hospitals had excellent reputations for nursing care. Many patients arrived in emergency rooms via hearses provided by funeral homes.

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After Final Debate, Both Candidates Need to Embrace Markets in Medicine

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Safe to say, not too many Americans will change who they are voting for after last night’s debate. Unlike the previous debate, however, the candidates had some interesting things to say about policy. Biden accused Trump of trying to strip away healthcare coverage for more than

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Sanders hits back at Trump’s attack on ‘socialized medicine’

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders hits back at Trump’s attack on ‘socialized medicine’ Trump’s debate performance was too little, too late Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (I-Vt.) lashed out at President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher’s lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump’s attack on ‘socialized

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Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain

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



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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

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Mira Mesa dentist sentenced to 6 years in custody for $866K insurance fraud scheme

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A Mira Mesa dentist was sentenced Wednesday to six years in custody and ordered to pay more than $405,000 in restitution for fraudulently billing 10 insurance companies for hundreds of root canals she did not perform, authorities said.

April Rose Ambrosio, 59, pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts of insurance fraud as part of a four-year scheme in which she billed the insurance companies $866,700, according to prosecutors

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Mira Mesa Dentist Gets Six Years For Insurance Fraud

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SAN DIEGO, CA — A former Mira Mesa dentist who bilked insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by submitting claims for procedures she never performed, including hundreds of supposed root canals, has been sentenced to six years in state prison, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

April Rose Ambrosio, 59, pleaded guilty to three counts of insurance fraud earlier this year for fraudulently billing

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Mira Mesa dentist gets six years for false claims to insurance companies

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A former Mira Mesa dentist who bilked insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by submitting claims for procedures she never performed, including hundreds of supposed root canals, has been sentenced to six years in state prison, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

April Rose Ambrosio, 59, pleaded guilty to three counts of insurance fraud earlier this year for fraudulently billing

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Driven to run- The New Indian Express

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Express News Service

MYSURU: While cycling on holidays with friends is a joyous pastime, this 49-year-old dentist from Mysuru is riding the sports track for the ‘long run’. Dr Usha Hegde is one passionate athlete whose love for sports simply proves age is just a number.

Originally from Bengaluru, Dr Usha moved to Mysuru. She underwent her first serious athletic long-distance training in 1987 at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

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