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    1. Is higher COVID-19 mortality in Black adults linked to essential work?

      Is higher COVID-19 mortality in Black adults linked to essential work?

      Is higher COVID-19 mortality in Black adults linked to essential work? Written by James Kingsland on September 20, 2020 — Fact checked by Hilary Guite, FFPH, MRCGP A new study finds that performing many low paid but essential jobs puts people at higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. It also finds that Black people in the United States are more likely to have these higher risk jobs. This could expose them disproportionately to a higher risk of infection.

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    2. Aging in the 2020s isn’t how Grandma aged – Orange County Register

      Aging in the 2020s isn’t how Grandma aged – Orange County Register

      Picture for a minute how your grandparents and great-grandparents lived when they were 60 or 70 compared with how you (if you are a senior) or your parents live today.My grandfather retired as a federal agent when he was only 58 years old. He enjoyed his hobbies, church, occasional social outings (and a lot of TV) until he passed away 39 years later. Forty percent of his life was spent in quiet retirement.Times have changed. We see rock stars touring into their 80s.

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    3. Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

      Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

      Just a few cups of coffee a day may help slow down the deadly progression of advanced colon cancer, new research finds.

      Of the nearly 1,200 patients in the study, those who drank four or more cups of java on a daily basis had 36% higher odds of surviving during the 13-year study period.

      Metastatic colon cancer, which has spread from its original location, 'remains an incurable disease in most cases,' explained study co-lead author Christopher Mackintosh, a fourth-year medical student at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Phoenix.

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    4. COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Kidneys

      COVID-19 Takes Heavy Toll on Kidneys

      COVID-19 can damage the kidneys and increase patients' risk of needing kidney dialysis, researchers report.

      The study authors also warned that doctors should prepare for a significant rise in chronic kidney disease cases due to the pandemic.

      For the study, the investigators analyzed data from nearly 4,000 COVID-19 patients, aged 18 and older, hospitalized at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City between Feb. 27 and May 30, 2020.

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    5. Children spread coronavirus to family members following exposure at child care facilities, CDC says | Fox News

      Children spread coronavirus to family members following exposure at child care facilities, CDC says | Fox News

      Children transmit coronavirus to their family members following exposure at child care facilities, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday.
      The study looked at data collected from contact tracing during outbreaks of COVID-19 infections in three Salt Lake City, Utah, child care facilities between April and July.
      “Twelve children acquired COVID-19 in child care facilities,' the CDC report stated in its findings.

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    6. Coronavirus Patients Twice As Likely To Have Eaten In Restaurants Before Getting Ill: CDC Study

      Coronavirus Patients Twice As Likely To Have Eaten In Restaurants Before Getting Ill: CDC Study

      The study, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, looked at symptomatic cases from 11 healthcare facilities in the U.S. between July 1 and 29.

      The study's final sample of 314 eligible participants included 154 people who tested positive for coronavirus and 160 control participants.

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    7. 737 Total Mission Viejo COVID Cases, OC On Course For Red Tier

      737 Total Mission Viejo COVID Cases, OC On Course For Red Tier

      Nineteen more people have succumbed to COVID-19, hiking the death toll over over 1,000, as officials Wednesday also reported 317 more diagnoses of coronavirus, raising the cumulative to 49,142.

      In Mission Viejo, 737 Total Cases have been reported as of Wednesday.

      The county's death toll now stands at 1,007.

      Of the deaths reported Wednesday, seven were skilled nursing facility residents. Since the pandemic began, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 379 skilled nursing facility residents and 67 assisted living facility residents.

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    8. 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make After A Heart Attack, According To Cardiologists - Prevention.com

      5 Lifestyle Changes to Make After A Heart Attack, According To Cardiologists - Prevention.com

      Every 40 seconds, an American has a heart attack, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports . While that’s a staggering statistic, about one in four of those happen to people who’ve already experienced a heart attack at least once. The cause of reoccurrence is multi-pronged. For starters, people likely still have the same lifestyle habits and health biomarkers (like high blood pressure and abdominal obesity) that contributed to their first heart attack.

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    9. California legislation: State could be first to develop its own generic drugs

      California legislation: State could be first to develop its own generic drugs

      California is poised to become the first state to develop its own line of generic drugs, targeting soaring drug prices and stepping into a fiercely competitive drug market dominated by deep-pocketed pharmaceutical companies.The Democratic-controlled legislature overwhelmingly approved a measure Monday that would direct the state’s top health agency to partner with one or more drug companies by January to make or distribute a broad range of generic or biosimilar drugs — including the diabetes medicine insulin — that are cheaper than brand-name products.Senate Bill 852 also opens the door for ...

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    10. COVID-19 intensifies push for nursing-care reform

      COVID-19 intensifies push for nursing-care reform

      The pandemic has shined a spotlight on the often-obscured lives of Americans in nursing homes, and the industry that runs them. But even before COVID-19, alternatives to institutional care were expanding in many states – and now, advocates see a chance to help more Americans age the way they want to. Smaller-scale, better-staffed elder care appears to have done better during the pandemic.

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    11. Orange County aims to reopen all schools after Sept. 6 and stay off state watchlist | KTLA

      Orange County aims to reopen all schools after Sept. 6 and stay off state watchlist | KTLA

      All Orange County schools could reopen for in-person classes sometime after Sept. 6 if coronavirus cases and hospitalizations remain below levels required by the state, health officials said Thursday.

      On Sunday, the region took its biggest step yet toward getting rates of infection down and inching closer to reopening indoor businesses and other public places. The county was removed from California’s list of counties being monitored for troubling rates of infection and deaths.

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    12. Flu shot during COVID-19: What to know about the 2020-2021 season

      Flu shot during COVID-19: What to know about the 2020-2021 season

      The message to vaccinate is not lost on Americans calling their doctors and pharmacists to schedule a flu shot appointment before the start of the 2020-2021 season. 

      Experts said it's crucial to get vaccinated this year because the coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed hospitals in parts of the country and taken the lives of more than 176,000 people in the USA, according to Johns Hopkins data.

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    13. Drugmaker AstraZenca ramping up production of potential coronavirus vaccine in record time - CBS News

      Drugmaker AstraZenca ramping up production of potential coronavirus vaccine in record time - CBS News

      Drugmaker AstraZeneca's potential coronavirus vaccine is now in advanced trials, and the company says it has the capacity to make 3 billion doses when the vaccine is ready. But even before the final phase of testing and government approval, the vaccine is on a massive manufacturing drive.

      'In that particular process you will be making millions of vaccines,' said Pall Corporation's director of strategy Dr. Clive Glover. 

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    14. How to Meditate With a Simple 10-Minute Meditation for Beginners

      How to Meditate With a Simple 10-Minute Meditation for Beginners

      We've all been there: The clock strikes midnight, and our thoughts race on as if we'd just walked into the office with our first cup of coffee . Sleep ? Never heard of her, minus a few quick minutes of shut-eye in between the tossing and turning. This scenario is all too common for many. It's incredibly challenging to calm down a racing mind after a full day of working, parenting, and taking care of other responsibilities, not to mention a pandemic .

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    15. O.C. health agency has some good coronavirus news

      O.C. health agency has some good coronavirus news

      Though COVID-19 is generally uncommon and leads to less serious complications in younger patients, every city in Orange County has children who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

      More than half of pediatric COVID-19 patients in Orange County are teenagers, specifically 15 through 17 years old. Another 16% are 3 years old and younger.

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    16. Verify: Yes, you can get life insurance during the pandemic

      Verify: Yes, you can get life insurance during the pandemic

      According to AARP, some life insurers won’t issue new policies to people 65 and up during the pandemic because it says the Centers for Disease Control says that group has a higher risk of severe complications.

      AARP says some life insurance policies require an in-person medical exam, so the process will be delayed if you live in a state where such visits are restricted by stay-at-home orders. 

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    17. Eating with your spine in mind

      Eating with your spine in mind

      Considering that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we want to share some truths about your diet and spine health. The truth about back pain and spine issues is that most people will experience them at some point in their lives. Another fact? And this is a big one, most of those patients don’t require surgery. The health and well-being of every structure in our bodies is based largely upon our vitamin and mineral composition.

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    18. Surprise! Here's How Much a Coronavirus Vaccine Will Cost You

      Surprise! Here's How Much a Coronavirus Vaccine Will Cost You

      Maybe, just maybe, one or more COVID-19 vaccines could be on the way. Five novel coronavirus vaccines are currently in late-stage testing. If all goes well, Americans could possibly have access to a COVID-19 vaccine that's safe and effective in the first half of next year.

      As you might expect, it costs a lot of money to develop vaccines. Should you brace for a steep price tag for a COVID-19 vaccine? Actually, no. You might be surprised by how much you'll have to pay for a coronavirus vaccine. 

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    19. Doctors Issue COVID-19 Special Warning & Recommendations To Diabetics

      Doctors Issue COVID-19 Special Warning & Recommendations To Diabetics

      A recent study from England that was backed up by similar reports from around the world show that those with Type 1 or 2 diabetes have a higher risk of death due to COVID-19 than the rest of the population. Board-certified Internal Medicine physician specializing in Geriatrics Michael Tehrani, MD, treats patients with diabetes through the Embrace Program, which is offered through Brand New Day, a Medicare Advantage prescription health plan available in 12 California counties. He says that the higher mortality rate is due to the diabetic’s difficulty in warding off potentially deadly complications associated with the virus.

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