Day: May 6, 2020

Thriving Blog – Boston Children’s Hospital’s pediatric health blog

Our patient stories are getting a new home. To keep up with all the latest and greatest from Boston Children’s Hospital, you can now visit our new all-Boston-Children’s hub, Discoveries.

The new site will also keep you up to date on clinical updates, research and innovation news, our favorite photos and videos, and happenings within our community.

We hope you’ll bookmark Discoveries and visit often. In the meantime, the Thriving blog will remain online as an archive for stories published from early May 2019 and earlier.

Visit Discoveries.


rebecca at a baseball game the year before she had a stroke
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GOLD FAMILY

Last July,
Rebecca Gold’s parents, Karen and Adam, had just dropped her off at sleepaway
camp in Pennsylvania. They hadn’t
even completed the drive back to Connecticut when they received a frightening
call: Their 12-year-old daughter had collapsed to the floor, vomiting and
unable to move her limbs. She was now at a nearby

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steps, sleep and HR monitoring wearables

Fitness trackers are getting more powerful, and while the Fitbit Charge 4 is our new best fitness tracker, there are cheaper devices out there.

There are some brilliant fitness trackers available for cheap prices – and more that offer technology like heart rate monitoring, detailed sleep tracking and even waterproof for swimming.

But there’s still huge variations in the quality of data you get – so choosing the right fitness tracker app is just as important as what goes on your wrist. Fitbit trackers and Garmin watches lead the way here.

But there’s also price to consider. Fitness trackers generally aren’t expensive and if you’re just looking to make sure your getting enough steps every day, there’s no need to spend over $40.

Update: This article was renewed in April 2020 to reflect testing of the new Fitbit Charge 4. The Charge 3 was removed.

Make the right choice

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Women Workout at Home – Female Fitness

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UW Medicine gets green light to test for coronavirus

To combat the national shortage of diagnostic tests for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) gave authorization to UW Medicine to test patient specimens provided by physicians and health care providers, according to two UW Medicine scientists involved in developing the test and ensuring its accuracy.

The UW Medicine virology laboratory has the capacity to dramatically speed up the time it takes to determine if someone has the virus.

State Department of Health (DOH) officials had earlier acknowledged a problem with the federally approved testing kits initially supplied last month to state public health laboratories across the nation. Those problems stymied testing for — and recognition of — the virus’s spread in Washington.

The UW Medicine lab got the green light to begin testing on Saturday. As of Tuesday, scientists had tested about 200 specimens, said Dr. Alex Greninger, the lab’s assistant director who headed the team

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Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville | Baptist Health

For more than 20 years, health care consumers have named our hospital the “most preferred healthcare provider” in the region. As the central hub of the Baptist Health system, Baptist Jacksonville provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies, such as the robotic-assisted da Vinci™ Surgical System. We believe in pairing highly advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities with highly personalized care for you and your family.

Making the Health Care Experience More Personal

Thousands of stories unfold in our presence daily, revealing the challenges and triumphs of the human spirit. We feel privileged to support the lives of so many individuals in this community and we are working every day to make the experience of receiving our care is as easy as possible, as individual as you are, and faster at getting you back to your life.

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Florida braces for presidential primary amid a health pandemic

Since the novel coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic on Wednesday, state election officials have made a number of changes, from relocating polling sites to encouraging more early voting, to protect the health of the state’s 4 million people who are over the age of 65 and represent one-fifth of the total population of the state.

“Our recommendation would be if there’s a polling location in assisted living facility, allow the residents to vote there,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press conference on Wednesday. “But maybe the general public should have the option or be directed to go to a different polling location.”

Some of the changes being implemented by election officials across the state include relocating polling sites away from assisted living senior communities.

Hillsborough County, on the west coast of the state, immediately announced changes to polling locations that were set to be at large assisted

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Top 100 Fitness Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020

1. Men’s Journal | Health, Adventure, Gear, Style

Men's Journal | Health, Adventure, Gear, Style

New York City, New York, United States About Blog Discover tips, guides, and expert advice on fitness, gear, adventure, style and more from the editors at Men’s Journal. Frequency 7 posts / dayAlso in Gym Blogs, Mens Blogs Blog mensjournal.com
Facebook fans 459.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 92.8K ⋅ Instagram Followers 178.4K ⋅ Social Engagement 29 ⋅ Domain Authority 81 ⋅ Alexa Rank 9.5K

2. Hello Healthy – MyFitnessPal Blog

Hello Healthy - MyFitnessPal Blog

San Francisco, California, United States About Blog Hello Healthy is the healthy-living blog of MyFitnessPal. MyFitnessPal is a free and easy nutrition and fitness system that helps anyone achieve good health. World’s largest digital health and fitness community and their powerful tools get you fit, and keep you there. Frequency 5 posts / weekAlso in Health Blogs, San Francisco Blogs Blog blog.myfitnesspal.com
Facebook fans 1.6M ⋅ Twitter followers

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When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?


Q. How old should my child be before I make his first dental appointment?


A. You should take him in by the time he celebrates his first birthday.

First visits are mostly about getting kids used to the dentist’s chair and educating parents about how to care for baby’s teeth. If your child has transitioned from the bottle to cup and doesn’t snack or drink in the middle of the night, you get a one-year pass, until age 2. That’s when the standard every-six-month dental visit recommendation kicks into gear. When your child is between ages 4 and 6, expect your dentist to take a first set of X-rays to check for cavities lurking between the teeth.

Prevention is the name of the game between ages 6 and 12, when baby teeth give way to permanent teeth. Your child’s dentist will probably suggest a

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Public Health Services | Public Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

View all the latest information on our coronavirus webpage

Public Health Hotline – Tasmania 1800 671 738

Public Health Services works to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians. We partner with individuals, groups and communities statewide to achieve this outcome.

Because prevention is better (and cheaper) than cure we aim to:

  • protect Tasmanians from public and environmental health hazards
  • prevent and reduce chronic diseases and injuries
  • prepare for and respond to public health emergencies like flu pandemics
  • promote good health
  • reduce inequalities in health.

For more information visit:

  • About Us: includes information about our structure, the Director of Public Health and the Public Health Act
  • Air quality: includes a real-time smoke monitor for Tasmanian regions
  • Communicable diseases: includes information about notifiable disease and their prevention
  • Floods: be careful when you enter properties after floods – they leave behind many hazards
  • Flu and you: all
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