Day: May 5, 2020

Some dental hygiensts worried as many dentist offices reopen

As dentist offices start to reopen following coronavirus shutdowns, many dental hygienists say they are worried it might be too soon to see patients.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised elective procedures and non-urgent dental visits to be postponed. For dental offices that are open, the CDC’s recommendations include requiring everyone entering to wear a face mask or covering, screening patients for fever or coronavirus symptoms before they enter and screening employees before each shift.

Many offices are welcoming patients as states have started to reopen businesses. Each state allowing dentists to reopen has different standards that offices must follow.

So what are dentists doing to protect their patients and their workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues?

New procedures from dentists

A dentist in the Pittsburgh area said patients will be screened before their arrival to see if they have any signs of coronavirus, according to KDKA.

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Getting to the dentist during a pandemic

“I was having some pain,” she said. “With the pandemic I said, ‘I’ll just have to wait until everything’s over.'”

That Sunday, though, the pain became extreme. When she found a dentist who could see her, she learned she needed an emergency root canal.

As part of the country’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that dentists put off “elective procedures, surgeries and non-urgent dental visits,” allowing only emergency visits until the threat subsides.

That’s because dental work could place dentists and dental hygienists at risk for Covid-19 infection, according to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The government agency includes dental health-care providers in the “very high exposure risk” category. Routine dental tools such as air-water syringes can send droplets of saliva through the air, potentially carrying the virus with them. Even recommended personal
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GolFIT Carolina – Better Your Body To Better Your Swing


GolFIT Carolina is a golf fitness website dedicated to helping golfers play better, healthier golf.  It’s author/owner, Bob Forman, is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Author and Speaker who is internationally recognized as a leader in golf fitness programming.  He holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute, Gray Institute and the American College of Sports Medicine.  
The articles, videos, and other related material presented here are intended to help golfers enhance swing mechanics and efficiency, thereby increasing distance, improving playing performance and satisfaction, and preventing/alleviating injury.  This information is based on Bob’s 35+ years in the fitness industry and his work with golfers of all ages and skill levels.  New information is added monthly, so please take a look around and come back often. 

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21% of Americans use a smart watch or fitness tracker

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As 2020 begins – and health-related New Year’s resolutions take effect – roughly one-in-five U.S. adults (21%) say they regularly wear a smart watch or wearable fitness tracker, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted June 3-17, 2019.

21% of Americans say they use smart watches or fitness trackersAs is true with many other forms of digital technology, use of these devices varies substantially by socioeconomic factors. Around three-in-ten Americans living in households earning $75,000 or more a year (31%) say they wear a smart watch or fitness tracker on a regular basis, compared with 12% of those whose annual household income falls below $30,000. Differences by education follow a similar pattern, with college graduates adopting these devices at higher rates than those who have a high school education or less, according to the survey of 4,272 U.S. adults.

There are more modest differences by gender and race and ethnicity. Women are more

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Small Animal Hospital

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The Small Animal Hospital at the MU Veterinary Health Center offers all levels of patient care, including community practice and specialty care. Our community practice cares for pets in the mid-Missouri region both when they are well (vaccinations, parasite prevention, spay/neuter services) and when they have routine illnesses and injuries. We offer emergency care for animals with sudden or severe injury and illness 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our specialty care is provided by a wide range of board-certified veterinary specialists with ready access to the most sophisticated diagnostic testing procedures and the latest treatment options. Dogs and cats from throughout the Midwest are commonly referred to our specialists for the same type of advanced care you would want for any beloved family member. We are proud to offer world-class expertise and compassionate patient care in a friendly environment.

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The Small Animal Hospital receives regularly

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Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment

When daily trips to the gym aren’t possible or gym memberships seem a little too expensive, home exercise equipment might seem like a good alternative. But before you spring for new equipment, make sure you’re not buying the fitness fiction of quick, easy results. When shopping, look for equipment that suits your lifestyle and budget, and shop around to get the best price.

What the Ads Say

Home exercise equipment can be a great way to shape up — but only if you use it regularly. Ads promising quick, easy results are selling a line, not a reality. Here are some claims to watch for:

It’s quick, easy, and effortless.

Whether they’re promoting shoes, clothing, or equipment, some advertisers say their products offer a quick, easy way to shape up and lose weight — without sound science to back it up. There’s no such thing as a no-work, no-sweat way

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The Importance of Physical Fitness

A person who is fit is capable of living life to its fullest extent. Physical and mental fitness play very important roles in your lives and people who are both, physically and mentally fit are less prone to medical conditions as well.

What is Fitness?

Fitness does not only refer to being physically fit, but also refers to a person’s mental state as well. If a person is physically fit, but mentally unwell or troubled, he or she will not be able to function optimally. Mental fitness can only be achieved if your body is functioning well. You can help relax your own mind and eliminate stresses by exercising regularly and eating right.

Why is it Important to Be Physically Fit?

People who are physically fit are also healthier, are able to maintain their most optimum weight, and are also not prone to cardiac and other health problems. In order

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International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

Dear Bodybuilding and Fitness enthusiasts:

On behalf of the International Federation of Bodybuilding Fitness, I am pleased to welcome you to our official website.

Created in 1998 under direct supervision of IFBB Founder and Honorary Life President Mr. Ben Weider, ifbb.com provides to millions of bodybuilders fitness athletes, officials, supporters and fans, from all over the world (our statistics have recorded visits from 187 countries) accurate information on events, news, rules, history and, in general, all the activities carried on by IFBB and the affiliated continental and national federations; that build together in a daily basis, the reality of our sport with over a thousand events organized each year, under IFBB logo, in the five continents.

The IFBB affiliates National Federations from 199 countries and is a member of the SportAccord (former General Association of International Sports Federations – GAISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA); it is recognized

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The 10 Biggest Fitness Trends Of 2018

While there’s no “right” way to get sweaty, there’s no question that fitness trends can influence how people work out. And with the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey, we’re getting a look at what’s going to be big this year. They’ve pinpointed the top fitness trends of 2018 to watch for, and chances are, if you haven’t gotten in on any of them yet, you just might soon.

Published in the ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, more than 4,000 fitness professionals (including trainers, exercise physiologists, and fitness directors) gave their thoughts on the trends they think will be big in 2018. The survey respondents represented organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, National Council on Strength and Fitness, and The Cooper Institute. The responses were international, too, coming from 41 countries across the world and nearly every continent.

In the survey, the

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