Blackburn hospital already has more coronavirus patients now than at peak of pandemic

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  • Video report by ITV News Health Editor Emily Morgan


A hospital in Blackburn already has more Covid patients now than at the peak of the pandemic in April, as one doctor says he is more concerned about running out of oxygen than space.

Currently, the Royal Blackburn Hospital is at 25% of its capacity with 240 Covid-19 patients.

This is a stark contrast to April – at the peak of

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Study investigates non-COVID-19 deaths during the pandemic

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Researchers have identified increases in deaths during the pandemic compared with previous years. Although this is not surprising in itself, many of these excess deaths are not due to COVID-19. The authors of a new study took a look at the demographics of this increase.

Researchers have identified the number of excess non-COVID-19 deaths during the first 3 months of the pandemic. In addition, they have linked these deaths to

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Hartford Hospital doctor kickstarts book club with colleagues to alleviate pandemic stress

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(WTNH) — The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t come with a set of instructions. As the hospitals began to fill, it was all hands on deck. Hartford Hospital Doctor Michael Hallisey joined his colleagues on the front lines.

What jumped out at him was the toll it was taking on them; dealing with a deadly virus that quite frankly, we didn’t know too much about.

“These are people who are facing the

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Anytime Fitness Redefines Tagline To Let’s Make Healthy Happen, as Indians Increase Focus on Health and Well-Being Amidst the Pandemic

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New Delhi, Delhi, India:
 Anytime Fitness launches a new tagline ‘Let’s Make Healthy Happen’, as India witnesses a new focus on general well being amidst changes in order of business and transactions around us. A mobile app enabling health regimes will soon follow suit.

 

Still reeling under the fear of the pandemic and trying to keep themselves and the loved ones safe, Indians are seen

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11 virtual fitness brands vying to compete with Peloton amid pandemic

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  • On-demand and virtual fitness has never been more popular, as the pandemic drastically changes the way Americans stay fit. 
  • While Peloton continues to dominate the at-home fitness market, several digital fitness programs — both new and existing — are looking to cash in on the on-demand exercise boom. 
  • We took a closer look at 11 of the most popular virtual fitness membership programs. 
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Tuberculosis is a major worldwide threat and the pandemic could make it worse, WHO says

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In a new report, WHO provides a global update on the state of TB and the fight against the disease, which is both preventable and curable.

The report paints a dire picture of a disease that remains a public health crisis. Just eight countries — India, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and South Africa — account for two-thirds of the world’s TB cases. And because many carriers of

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Even dentist visits go remote during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many in-person activities into remote services delivered over the internet. The latest example is the dreaded visit to the dentist.

Dvora Brandstatter used to drive her son Elchanan half an hour to the orthodontist and back every month to make sure his braces were working properly. Now, from the comfort of her home in Bergenfield, New Jersey, she attaches a special

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How to safely go to the dentist during the pandemic

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My tongue first detected the problem when it caught a sharp edge on my teeth: A hefty hunk of my back right molar was missing. I’m not sure how it happened, but it meant that after months of avoiding any sort of physical closeness with other people, I needed to brave the dentist’s chair.

With the pandemic raging across the United States, the office I entered in Alexandria, Virginia, looked

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The Pandemic and the Dentist

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On March 16, the ADA issued the following statement:

“The American Dental Association recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19. The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team. In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective

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A visit to the dentist will get expensive. But is it safe to book an appointment during the pandemic?

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WASHINGTON: Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus.

You’ll likely notice changes as soon as you enter the office. Many dentists have removed magazines from waiting rooms, for example, as well as some chairs to encourage social distancing.

They also are spacing out appointments to avoid crowding their

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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Is it safe to go to the dentist right now? New safeguards help make routine dental checkups safe during COVID-19 pandemic

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GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) — Like every small business, dentists have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. But with new guidelines issued just days ago, dentists can start seeing routine patients again, with several solutions in place to help make your next checkup safe. These protocols include a temperature check, mandatory hand sanitizer and a checklist of health questions.

These safeguards are just some of the new guidelines from the

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Florida braces for presidential primary amid a health pandemic

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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 … Read More

Getting to the dentist during a pandemic

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“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
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Your Guide To Moving During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Most of the country is holed up at home right now because of the coronavirus pandemic, but some people are choosing to relocate. It might seem like a tricky prospect to move during a global health crisis, but there are some compelling reasons to do it now.

For one, many Americans now realize that their current financial situation won’t support their current rent or mortgage payments, especially if they have

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