Day: May 10, 2020

Doctor Opens Fire at Bronx Hospital, Killing a Doctor and Wounding 6

A disgruntled doctor armed with an AR-15 rifle and wearing a lab coat went on a rampage on Friday in the Bronx hospital where he had worked, killing a doctor and wounding six other people — five of them seriously — before setting himself on fire and shooting himself in the head, the authorities said.

The furious attack by the doctor — identified by the police as Henry Bello, 45 — sent workers at the hospital, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, diving behind desks and doors as gunshots and smoke filled the hallways of a place devoted to healing. Witnesses described medical workers ripping a fire hose from the wall to use as a tourniquet on one victim’s leg, while others recalled the horrific sight of the gunman, his torso aflame, running down a hallway.

Dr. Bello had a troubled past, having worked at the hospital for about six months before quitting

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Healthy Retirement: Save by Being Proactive

Despite all the negative news about the state of retirement savings, 48% of us didn’t save more in 2018… and 13% of us actually saved less.

The shortfall isn’t just about money – it’s about our health too.

A new research report about leveraging your health to drive 401(k) contributions says you can boost your retirement savings to the tune of $100,000 or more simply by making better health choices.

The research indicates that people who take their healthcare seriously make better financial decisions and have more money to save.

High blood pressure – the plague of so many of us gray hairs – isn’t taken seriously by most. Twenty percent of those diagnosed with it don’t take their medication, and 50% stop taking it within six months.

But if people with hypertension take their medication, they can realize as much as $2,000 per year in savings on healthcare costs

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Health officials warn against Mother’s Day gatherings while modeling projects more US deaths than expected

“The last thing you want to give mom or anyone else is a virus,” said Lisa Derderian, a spokeswoman for the city. “Stay home, stay safe. We’re going to go by the science.”

Louisiana health officials suggested safe alternatives, like having a virtual brunch together.

For those still planning to see their mothers in person, “Resist the temptation to hug your mom and maintain six feet of separation,” the Louisiana Department of Public Health said.
Older adults have the highest risk of severe complications or death from coronavirus. And the numbers of cases and deaths keep rising.
By Sunday, more than 1,320,000 people in the US have been infected, and more than 79,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

“We are telling everyone, see mom virtually today,” Derderian told CNN. “As much as you feel guilt on the front end for not seeing her, it’s better than

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North Shore University Hospital | Northwell Health

When you’re the top hospital on Long Island, you don’t get there alone. North Shore University Hospital—a cornerstone of Northwell Health—has doctors, nurses and support teams that are dedicated to delivering world-class care, helping us become one of the best hospitals in the region according to U.S. News and World Report. Our renowned services include advanced neurosurgical care; a nationally recognized heart program at the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital; and an organ transplant center that provides heart, kidney—and soon—liver transplants. 

We also offer a wide range of specialty and subspecialty residency programs, postgraduate training programs and clinical fellowships for research and education. 

It’s this enduring commitment to extraordinary, patient-based care that has helped us become recognized as the regional leader in specialized healthcare services. From our nationally ranked heart care at the Heart Hospital to our innovative neurosciences program, it’s no wonder more patients choose us for care than

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How are Fitbit Users Finding New Ways to Achieve Their Fitness Goals?

Shelter-in-place orders have changed much of Fitbit users’ everyday lives. We’ve been staying home, getting more quality rest (a happy surprise), cooking more, and finding new ways to stay active, given that our step counts are down. But, our resting heart rates have improved across the board, which is great news for heart health.  

When it comes to staying active, we’ve had to get creative—and Fitbit users have risen to the challenge. In fact, data from mid-April shows that more users exercised one to two times a week in April 2020 than in April 2019. (Exercises were either auto-detected or manually logged on users’ Fitbit devices, and lasted for a duration of at least 15 minutes.) This rings true across major American cities including San Francisco, Denver, and New York, as well as global cities including Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo—with Madrid being one notable exception.  

Note that week 15 is

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Rural Utah district seeks OK for four-day school week

SALT LAKE CITY — Boulder Elementary School is small, rural and remote.

If a student or staff member needs to see a doctor or a dentist it means they will miss most, if not an entire day of school traveling to appointments. Same goes for adults who need groceries or professional services such as banking.

The school community has asked the Utah State Board of Education to grant a waiver of a state board rule that says schools must conduct school for at least 180 days and 990 hours per year, which would allow the school to shift to a four-day school week.

The school, which serves fewer than 20 students, wants to make the change so families and employees can schedule personal and professional appointments on a specific day of the week, with the goal of reducing absences of students and staff.

Currently, the school offers a half-day of

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FitnessAI Unveils Home Workout Features to Meet COVID-19 Fitness Needs


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:30 AM

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 5, 2020 / Today, FitnessAI, the app that uses AI to generate personalized workout plans, has officially rolled out several new features to meet the swelling market demand for at-home fitness applications and equipment during the COVID-19 quarantine.

“FitnessAI is traditionally a strength training app meant for the gym,” details FitnessAI Founder, Jake Mor. “Since gyms are closed, we decided to shift our attention to home workout plans that require absolutely no equipment. Specifically, we’re focusing on two cardio offerings: Home Workouts and The Daily Class.”

FitnessAI is known for its emphasis on strength training, which tailors workouts for users based on their goals. Mor’s algorithm optimizes sets, weights, and reps for optimal muscle growth based on a dataset of more than 6 million workouts from his previous app, Lift Log.

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TOP Fitness Strength & Conditioning

12pm: TPI Physical Screening (1 weeks) at TOP Fitness

12pm-1pm: TPI Physical Screening & 16 at home training program (1 weeks) at TOP Fitness

5:30am-6:20am: Golf Fitness (3 Day M,W,F) (May 11 – Jun 11) at Nashua Country Club

5:30am-6:20am: Golf Fitness (2 Days M/W, M/F, W/F) (May 11 – Jun 11) at Nashua Country Club

6am-7am: Adult Fitness (2 Day – M/W) (May 11 – Jun 10) at TOP Fitness

6:30am-7:20am: Golf Fitness (3 Day M,W,F) (May 11 – Jun 11) at Nashua Country Club

6:30am-7:20am: Golf Fitness (2 Days M/W, M/F, W/F) (May 11 – Jun 11) at Nashua Country Club

7am-8am: Adult Fitness (2 Day – M/W) (May 11 – Jun 10) at TOP Fitness

9am-10am: Adult Fitness (2 Day – M/W) (May 11 – Jun 10) at TOP Fitness

12pm: TPI Physical Screening (1 weeks) at TOP Fitness

12pm-1pm: TPI Physical Screening & 16 at home

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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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Clinical Practice Guidelines : Clinical Practice Guidelines

The information contained in this site provides quality, up-to-date health information as a resource for both medical practitioners and the wider community.

Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (PIC)

RCH has partnered with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, Queensland Health Clinical Excellence Division and Safer Care Victoria to form the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (PIC). One of the main aims of the PIC is to reduce unwarranted variation in
clinical care via the development, endorsement, publication and promotion of evidence based paediatric clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) that outline best practice clinical management of high volume and high risk paediatric clinical conditions. It is hoped that the PIC will become a national entity over
the next few years.


Latest updates

Clinical Practice Guidelines app

The app will enable you to search and browse more than two hundred clinical practice guidelines and they can be viewed offline.  





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