Gertha Selvidge

What does a Bay Area dentist’s office look like during the COVID-19 pandemic? Take a tour here

Is your dentist’s office safe? That’s one of many questions we are asking ourselves as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Take a tour inside a dentist’s office



The question is getting extra attention now that the World Health Organization cautioned against going for your routine dental checkups, but the California and American Dental Associations both strongly disagree with that warning.

So, what should you

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Japan’s leader visits hospital, raising health concerns

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went to a hospital on Monday for what Japanese media said was a regular health checkup, although the visit generated renewed concerns about his health.

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks off after delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, in Hiroshima, western Japan. Abe went to a hospital Monday, Aug. 17, for what Japanese media reported was a regular checkup, although the visit regenerated ongoing worries about his health. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

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FILE – In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walks off after delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing at

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US Forces Korea raises health protection level again after spike in COVID-19 cases

A week after reducing its health protection level, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea has moved it back to HPCON Charlie “out of an abundance of caution” after a spike of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases among people arriving in South Korea.

Gen. Robert “Abe” Abrams, the head of USFK, said in a press release on Sunday that he has “complete confidence” that the Korean government “will suppress this outbreak and

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Sports Minsiter Kiren Rijiju Launches Fit India Youth Clubs on Independence Day to Promote Fitness

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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day launched the Fit India Youth Club, an initiative to promote fitness across the country. The Fit India Youth Club, a part of the Fit India Movement envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, endeavours to harness the power of youth to create mass awareness about the importance of fitness, across the country.

The Fit India

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Chinese medicine manufacturer Universe Pharmaceuticals files and sets terms for a $30 million US IPO

Universe Pharmaceuticals, a Chinese pharmaceutical specializing in traditional Chinese medicine derivatives, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $30 million in an initial public offering.

The Jiangxi, China-based company plans to raise $30 million by offering 5 million shares at a price range of $5 to $7. At the midpoint of the proposed range, Universe Pharmaceuticals would command a market value of $126 million.

The company

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Why A Trip To The Dentist Can Be Especially Expensive In Communities Hardest Hit By COVID-19 And Unemployment: LAist

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Even in a normal year, I try my best to avoid the dentist. It’s not just the physical pain, but the financial hit my bank account takes each visit.

With coronavirus raging through Southeast Los Angeles

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In-hospital Start of Sacubitril-Valsartan Cost-Effective in HFrEF

Starting sacubitril-valsartan (Entresto) in patients hospitalized with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is not only cost-effective, but actually cost-saving, as compared with outpatient initiation, a new analysis shows.

From a healthcare system perspective, initiation of sacubitril-valsartan during hospitalization saved $452 per year compared with continuing enalapril (Vasotec), and $811 per year compared with initiation at 2 months after hospitalization.

Compared with continuation of enalapril indefinitely, switching patients to

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Japan PM has hospital check-up amid concerns over possible fatigue

By Yoshifumi Takemoto and Kiyoshi Takenaka

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underwent a medical check-up in hospital on Monday, a government source said, amid concern voiced by a top official that the premier could be suffering fatigue from handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, returned home after about seven-and-a-half hours in hospital, Kyodo news agency said.

The agency quoted a source at Abe’s office

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These nurses work in a hospital ‘hot zone.’ The virus stalks them as they return home

There’s red tape running along the floor of the coronavirus unit at St. Jude’s Medical Center in Fullerton.

a person lying on a bed: Nurse Michele Younkin, left, comforts Romelia Navarro at the bedside of Navarro's dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton on July 31. Antonio was Younkin's first COVID-19 patient to pass on her watch. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

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Nurse Michele Younkin, left, comforts Romelia Navarro at the bedside of Navarro’s dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center’s COVID-19 unit in Fullerton on July 31. Antonio was Younkin’s first COVID-19 patient to pass on her watch. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

It’s a

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Louisiana man goes from hospital security guard to medical student

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A former security guard has returned to the hospital where he used to work, but this time as a medical student.

Eleven years ago, Russell Ledet, 34, was a security guard at Baton Rouge General Medical Center, studying chemistry on flashcards on his shift.

Now, the ex-Navy intelligence officer has a PhD and is working towards a joint MD/MBA at Tulane University in his home-state of

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Here’s what’s next for East Jefferson hospital after voters approved sale to LCMC Health | Health care/Hospitals

With resounding voter approval this weekend for their purchase of East Jefferson General Hospital, LCMC Health officials now face the task of turning around the fortunes of a venerable Metairie institution that had slid towards financial insolvency in a shifting New Orleans health care market. 

For years, the 420-bed east bank public hospital has won praise for the quality of its care while at the same time earning demerits for

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Senior Lifestyle Expo goes virtual to provide news, education, entertainment to older adults

AARP, AgeGuide host Town Hall with Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike and Aging Department Director Paula Basta

LOMBARD, Ill., Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As older adults and their caregivers stay safe at home, their usual avenues for entertainment, camaraderie and learning about senior goods and services are limited. That is why AgeGuide, Northeastern Illinois, is bringing its 25th Annual —  and first-ever Virtual — Senior

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Age-defying lifestyle author looks decades younger than he is

A 53-year-old lifestyle author and influencer from the Netherlands has built a following of thousands thanks to his youthful looks.

Edson Brandao, who published his book “YOUNG AFTER 40: The Definitive Guide to Stay Younger and Healthier” in April, recently caught the eye of the Daily Mail and told the British publication that he hasn’t had any cosmetic surgeries.


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Common Sets Health & Wellness Series ‘Com&Well’ On YouTube

EXCLUSIVE: now Already owning several titles, hip-hop star and actor Common can add health guru to that list as the multi-hyphenate has set a new health and wellness series, Com&Well, on his YouTube channel.

The six-episode series will be hosted by Common and premiere Tuesday. Filmed in his home using Skype, Zoom and YouTube, Common shares live conversations with his personal health and wellness teams that have guided him on

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10 simple tips for a healthy lifestyle

a person riding a surf board on a body of water: Living a healthy lifestyle requires a holistic approach, from drinking more water to eating a balanced diet. Our GP shares 10 tips to follow to be healthier.

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Living a healthy lifestyle requires a holistic approach, from drinking more water to eating a balanced diet. Our GP shares 10 tips to follow to be healthier.

We all know that a healthy lifestyle can prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses, and boost mental health. But with so much information available, and so many passing health fads (hello, celery juice!), it can sometimes feel

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An awful Jazz-Nuggets Game 1 sequence was hilariously described as ‘L.A. Fitness at 3 o’clock’

Donovan Mitchell and Nikola Jokic had some highlights in their NBA Game 1 playoff matchup as the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz played their first postseason game in the bubble.

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But one sequence in the second quarter? Not so much. It was some awful back-and-forth basketball.

There was a missed play at the hoop by Jordan Clarkson, a Paul Millsap turnover, a blown reverse

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Muskegon college puts shuttered fitness center up for sale after $2.5M in losses

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon Community College is putting the Lakeshore Fitness Center up for sale after expensive maintenance and operational costs forced the college to close the facility in May.

The MCC Board of Trustees last week approved a request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids to purchase the fitness center, at 900 W. Western Ave. The board is seeking a permanent owner who will continue operating the facility as a

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NCWV athletes flock to Gorilla Fitness for off-season work

CLARKSBURG, W.Va (WDTV) – Former West Virginia University and Fairmont State defensive lineman Wesley Brown did not expect to stay in West Virginia after his college career.

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“I thought I was going to end up in Charlotte and the good lord brought me to West Virginia,” he joked.

After a few years of professional football in arena leagues, Brown threw in the cleats and

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N.Y. Gyms and Fitness Studios Can Reopen as Soon as Aug. 24, Cuomo Says

Mitch Schwartz, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, said that the city would develop its inspection system in the coming weeks, but that it was focused primarily on reopening schools. The city did not have a date for the resumption of indoor fitness classes, he said.

In addition to gyms, the state has kept movie theaters, casinos and amusement parks shuttered. Mr. Cuomo did not say when he believed

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