Officials Warn of Cyberattacks on Hospitals as Virus Cases Spike

Adella Miesner

Hundreds of American hospitals are being targeted in cyberattacks by the same Russian hackers who American officials and researchers fear could sow mayhem around next week’s election.

The attacks on American hospitals, clinics and medical complexes are intended to take those facilities offline and hold their data hostage in exchange for multimillion-dollar ransom payments, just as coronavirus cases spike across the United States.

“We expect panic,” one hacker involved in

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At-Home Workouts Reshape the Fitness Industry | Trends

Adella Miesner

The world of fitness and exercise has been fundamentally changed by the pandemic. People are doing more workouts at home, purchasing home gym equipment, and relying more than ever on remote fitness coaching.

The E-Commerce Times caught up with insiders from the health and wellness industry for perspective on how the population is staying active at home.

“The pandemic has greatly affected the way people are exercising,” Brent Hartman, president

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Cholesterol medicine affects the organs differently

Adella Miesner

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600,000 Danes take medicine containing statins. Statins lower the cholesterol level and thus helps prevent cardiovascular disease and blood clots. But there is a different side to the coin.

Treatment with statins may also have negative side effects, some of which are so severe that people suffering from elevated cholesterol choose to stop treatment. One of the main side effects is muscle pain, also called myalgia,

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What to Expect at the Dentist during COVID-19

Adella Miesner

What to Expect at the Dentist during COVID-19

The world is still a
very different place than it was at the beginning of 2020. Despite having to
adapt to our new normal, many health services, like dental care, are available
to us again. A few months ago we answered some important dental health questions
in our article Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During COVID-19. As we all adjust to living long-term

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No Australian should be a hospital ‘frequent flyer’ because of lack of home support

Adella Miesner

When my firstborn went straight from birth to the special care nursery, I had time to meet another mother of a premature baby. We were tired but never complained because our eyes didn’t miss the fact that in the far corner were the really sick babies clinging to life or, as forlorn faces disclosed, those who had succumbed to the vicissitudes of extreme prematurity.



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