Month: August 2020

How Placentia-Linda Hospital nurses forge through a night shift

A nurse’s role in a hospital is tough and, in one of the nation’s hot spots, the coronavirus made it tougher.

As of early this week, state health officials removed Orange County from the coronavirus watch list when the county’s number of newly infected people fell below 100 per 100,000 residents over a two-week period.

But the current demand for medical workers is high nationwide, so much so that some hospital officials requested local public health departments and the state to help bolster their staffing. A shortage of medical workers existed before the pandemic, and a surge in cases made it worse. In July, active-duty military doctors, nurses and other providers were sent to eight California hospitals to assist with coronavirus cases in Lodi, Fresno, Stockton, Rancho Mirage and Visalia.

If you ask registered nurses what it’s like to work nowadays, the common answer is what you would imagine.


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Business Donates Over $3K To Mental Health Organization

a sign on the side of a building: In case you missed it: check out this article posted to the Patchogue Patch.

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In case you missed it: check out this article posted to the Patchogue Patch.

In case you missed it, here’s a story that appeared last week in the Patchogue Patch:

PATCHOGUE, NY — A Patchogue eatery recently raised over $3,000 for a mental health organization, sparked after an incident at the business this month. On August 1, Mademoiselle of Patchogue on 61 N. Ocean Avenue had a person with a “mental health issue” come into the business to reach out for help, the owner, Michelle Gillette Kelly, posted in Facebook video.

Suffolk police confirmed officers responded to the cafe on an “aided case.” Kelly stated in the video that the person received the help they needed. After that, she made the decision to host a “Mademoiselle Mental Health Awareness Day” last Saturday.

During the event, the business donated all of the profits from the day

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Joe Biden confronts mental fitness questions in first post-DNC interview

Joseph R. Biden pushed back against the notion he is not fit to be president on Sunday after President Trump and his Republican allies have repeatedly questioned the former vice president’s mental capacity.

Mr. Trump’s campaign released an ad last week showing clips of Mr. Biden appearing to lose his train of thought while campaigning in 2020 — comparing the blunders to older clips of Mr. Biden speaking pointedly about five years ago.

The ad, which was released during the Democratic National Convention, is titled, “What happened to Joe Biden.”

Mr. Biden, though, just laughed off the suggestion he’s lost any of his mental capabilities.

“Watch me,” Mr. Biden told the American people in an interview on Sunday with ABC News.

The Democratic presidential nominee would be the oldest president to be sworn in on Inauguration Day at 78 if he defeats Mr. Trump in November. He said it’s fair

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Local View: Medicine at a crossroads | Columnists

Because of this pressure for work and home balance for women in medicine, it should come as no surprise that women also enter the field with more hesitation and more self-doubt.

When I began my studies, I felt like an outsider to the people I was surrounded by, and I questioned my ability to succeed with it in college. I felt like if it didn’t come easily, it wasn’t meant for me. Looking back, it fits the definition of imposter syndrome: feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success — a feeling women in medicine know all too well.

Moreover, medicine is a discipline in which women are traditionally outsiders. Carly Stockwell in her 2017 College Factual article writes that only 37% of STEM graduates in 2016 were women. I didn’t notice a lack of women in my classes, but I did notice more apprehension from them. The men seemed

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A visit to the DMV and the dentist in the same day | Opinion

Mike Gibbons


If you are thinking of a perfect Tuesday, I am guessing you do it by starting with a visit to the DMV, and then close with a visit to the dentist.

Yes, this was my recent Tuesday, when I had these two delightful events bookend my day.

I wouldn’t have normally planned it this way. My dentist appointment had been set for many months. And my DMV visit was dictated by living in a pandemic world. I had to get a replacement for an expired plate, so I had to actually go into the DMV, for which you need to set an appointment.

In pre-pandemic times, I usually just do a drop-in at the DMV. I live right around the corner from one, so I zip over at various times, gauge the line, and if it’s a problem, I just come back another time. But these are not

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Denver Woman Dies in Car Outside Hospital E.R., Body Not Discovered For 3 Days

A woman’s body was found in the parking lot of a Denver emergency room, she was decomposing for three days before anyone discovered her. Her family is calling for changes to security protocol at the hospital.

Illustrative photo of police tape surrounding a crime scene. A woman was found dead in her car after three days outside a Denver hospital.

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Illustrative photo of police tape surrounding a crime scene. A woman was found dead in her car after three days outside a Denver hospital.

Mother-of-two and grandmother Yvette Mooney, 50, was found last Sunday in her car at the Swedish Medical Center in Colorado, but medical examiners discovered that she had died the previous Thursday.

“A hard worker all her life. She raised amazing children,” Kandra Garcia, Mooney’s daughter-in-law, told Fox31 news.

Mooney’s family became concerned when they hadn’t heard from her, they suspected that she had gone to the hospital to visit a friend, and called the police when she didn’t return their calls.

The Englewood Police Department found

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Rob Kardashian ‘committed to healthier lifestyle’ | People

Rob Kardashian 'committed to healthier lifestyle'

Rob Kardashian is “committed” to his healthier lifestyle.

The 33-year-old TV personality – who has struggled with depression, weight gain and type 2 diabetes in recent years – has been making efforts to improve his mental and physical wellbeing and his family are thrilled with his progress.

A source told PEOPLE: “He had a lot of work to do when it comes to his health and that he continues to be very committed.

“Everyone is just thrilled about how well Rob is doing. He is really doing excellent.”

It was previously revealed that Rob was “unhappy and embarrassed” about his appearance but since going on a health kick, he is gaining confidence.

An insider explained recently: “Rob is doing well. He takes care of himself, works out and eats better.

“For a long time, he was unhappy and embarrassed about the way he looked. But now, he looks better. He

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Fitness App ClassPass Sues Hilton Over Canceled Stock Deal

(Bloomberg) — Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was sued over its decision to renege on an agreement to buy a stake in ClassPass Inc., a start-up that allows users to take classes at boutique gyms without buying a membership.

a sign on the side of a building: A Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. California reported 12,500 new confirmed infections yesterday, its second-biggest one-day increase and above the 14-day average of 7,704.

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A Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. California reported 12,500 new confirmed infections yesterday, its second-biggest one-day increase and above the 14-day average of 7,704.

Manhattan-based ClassPass alleged the 6,000-hotel Hilton chain didn’t act in good faith when it pulled out of the 2019 deal to buy the shares, according to an unsealed lawsuit filed Wednesday in Delaware Chancery Court. The investment came as part of an effort by the fitness-class app to raise new investor cash.


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The amount of the stake was redacted in the complaint, but a person familiar with the transaction said

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21 Covid-19 cases at Craigavon Hospital confirmed

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Craigavon Area Hospital treated the highest number of Covid-19 patients in NI during the height of the pandemic

Ten patients and 11 staff at Craigavon Area Hospital are now confirmed to have Covid-19, after two clusters were identified on the site.

On the Haematology Ward, where blood disorders are treated, ten of the 12 ward patients have tested positive.

Eight members of staff on the ward have also tested positive. They are off work and self-isolating.

All other staff members on the ward are being tested again as a precaution.

An investigation into the clusters is continuing.

Dr Sara Hedderwick is an infectious medicine consultant with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

“Obviously it’s concerning to us whenever we have patients with Covid and it’s particularly concerning when those are vulnerable people or immuno-compromised like our haematology group of patients are,” she said.


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Invest in Choose Health Stock for At-Home Blood Tests

Choose Health is a developer of at-home personalized blood tests. The company is also raising capital through a crowdfunding campaign on Republic. The minimum to invest in Choose Health stock is $100.

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The CEO and co-founder of the company is Mark Holland. Before launching Choose Health in 2018, he built and sold a nutraceutical brand to a Fortune 500 consumer products company. He also started CPG Experience, which is a venture and portfolio brand building business.

As for Choose Health, Holland has recruited two other co-founders. There is Michael Aaron, who was previously the marketing chief at Onnit and Canvas Groups. He has also served as an executive to digital agencies like Deutsch, Razorfish and Engine Digital.

Then there is Sarah Mosser, who has 15 years in the medical and nutraceutical industry. She has worked at Bio-Botanical Research, Romark and Warner Chilcott.


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