Day: September 6, 2020

Keeping an eye on a kid’s optic health

Dr. Samantha Roland from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital joined us to explain what parents can do to keep their children’s eyes healthy.

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — With e-learning in full swing, children continue to spend unprecedented amounts of time in front of screens. But what does that mean for their eyes’ health? Dr. Samantha Roland from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital joined us to explain what parents can do to keep their children’s eyes healthy. Tips include incorporating the 20-20-20 rule. This rule suggests after 20 minutes of a focused activity you look away at something that is 20 feet away for a total of 20 seconds. For more information visit hopkinsallchildrens.org.

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What It Means to Be Black in Fitness

I first heard about the private group chat in June from my friend Percell Dugger, a certified strength coach and founder of GOODWRK. He, along with Mary Pryor, a former indoor cycling instructor, had pulled together a list of 50 or so trainers and influencers across the country to start a word-of-mouth group on WhatsApp. The concept was simple: create a safe space for Black fitness professionals—some well-known current or former instructors at popular studios, others who worked for themselves, all aware of what it’s like being the only person of color in the room when teaching or taking classes—to connect over shared experiences and frustrations with the fitness industry at large.

“The group chat was made for people to air out their grievances and their experiences, to shed light on what situations they endured and, to an extent, maybe normalized,” Dugger tells me. It was a place for trainers

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American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time

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Public health and safety would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

The AASM supports a switch to permanent standard time, explaining in the statement that standard time more closely aligns with the daily rhythms of the body’s internal clock. The position statement also cites evidence of increased risks of motor vehicle accidents, cardiovascular events, and mood disturbances following the annual “spring forward” to daylight saving time.

“Permanent, year-round standard time is the best choice to most closely match our circadian sleep-wake cycle,” said lead author Dr. M. Adeel Rishi, a pulmonology, sleep medicine and critical care specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and vice chair of the AASM Public Safety Committee. “Daylight saving time results in more darkness in the morning and more light in the evening, disrupting the body’s natural

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Less than half of adults saw NHS dentist in past two years, figures show | UK News

Less than half of adults in England were seen by an NHS dentist over the last two years, according to new data.

Figures from NHS Digital have shown that within a 24-month period, up to the end of February, only 49.7% of adults received any dental treatment.

Within the same time period, only 59% – less than two-thirds – of children were seen by a dentist.

Embargoed to 1300 Sunday April 26 File photo dated 19/05/11 of a dentist at work. A special "kickstart" package to save dentists from the impact of the coronavirus crisis is needed, a representative organisation in Ireland said.
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Dental practices were forced to close for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic led to the practices closing in March, which resulted in a fall in numbers visiting dentists, however overall attendance was said to have been “in a bad place” even before lockdown.

Some 21.01 million adult patients were seen for NHS dental treatment in the 24 months to the end of June, down 876,000 compared with the 24 months to the end of February.

A similar decline

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