Day: September 20, 2020

Free health classes to maintain diet and exercise amid pandemic

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WETM) – For those that may feel stuck in their health journies amid the pandemic, you can now take a free virtual class that helps with exercising and food nutrition.

The Center of Community Health and Prevention in partnership with Wilmot Cancer Institute under the University of Rochester are providing a program that empowers participants to make diet and healthy lifestyle changes. The free eight week zoom-focused program helps with lowering the risk of chronic diseases and cancer.

The program was in-person until the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

The Regional Program Manager, Sarah Merritt, said the zoom meeting helps with socializing too.

“The need for something to do virtually that promotes activity is huge,” said Merritt. “When you’re with a group of people, especially for 8 weeks you kind of grow a bond. So there’s a big social aspect to these classes, and I found that to be just

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Kandi Burruss Takes New Fitness Vow To Lose 30 Pounds After Gaining Quarantine Weight

Kandi Burruss has vowed to dedicate her early mornings to working out after admitting the quarantine put a hinder on her fitness goals!

Since May, many Americans have opened up about gaining 20-pounds—known as the “COVID-20”— while sheltering in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, the busy mom is determined to get back on track. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star revealed on her Instagram Stories that she is starting her new workout regimen to lose 30 pounds.

“Ok, so today is Wednesday. I believe it is the…is it the 16th of September? This is my first day back to working out,” Kandi shared with her followers. “I gained 20 pounds since May.”

She continued, “The beginning of COVID I was working out and I was in shape. And even then, I wanted to lose 10 pounds, but I ended up getting [relaxed] and comfortable. I ended up

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IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties.

Managed by the IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, the goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) is to build upon existing home and community-based social supports to maximize the ability of people with ADRD to remain independent in their communities, said project director Steven R. Counsell, MD, who is a professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine and medical director for the Division of Aging in the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

The ADPI is a collaboration between IU School of Medicine;

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Dentist gets jail for extracting a tooth while standing on a hoverboard

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A dentist has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for nearly 50 charges including reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts, after he filmed himself extracting a patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard.

Seth Lookhart, from Anchorage, Alaska, was found guilty by a jury in January on 46 charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said on Monday that Lookhart put multiple people’s lives at risk by sedating them for extended periods of time.

Mr Wolverton said: “In reviewing all this over and over again, I have a visceral response – you darn near killed some people.”

According to local newspaper, Anchorage Daily News, a former employee told investigators in 2017, when charges were filed against Lookhart, that the dentist was performing more intravenous sedation on his patients than necessary to boost his profits.

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