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Many times, people think about cutting calories or not consuming fatty foods, but they may not be aware of the dangers of free sugars, when we buy packaged foods — even the ones we don’t think of as being sweet like bread, breakfast cereals, flavored yoghurts or condiments — these foods usually have plenty of added sugar, and it adds up.
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In general, anything that encourages exercise and mental well-being will be a net positive for people’s health.
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I'm not worried about my two young kids, ages 2 and 5, getting monkeypox because, thus far, it has not been spreading in children in the United States.
There are a couple of isolated reports of kids with monkeypox, but no reports of kids transmitting to each other. The incidence of monkeypox among kids is currently so low that I am not worried about spread while my kids are in their preschool and kindergarten, this could change if outbreaks start happening in children, but that's not what we have seen thus far.
Some students in school are sexually active, my concern would be for those students, especially those with multiple partners or engaging in sexual encounters with people they don't know well, as it's through such intimate activity that monkeypox is primarily spread.
The question people should ask is this : How much do they want to continue to avoid infection ?
On the other hand, many people may still prioritize not contracting Covid-19 because of the risk of long-haul symptoms, they may also have underlying medical conditions that predispose to more severe outcomes themselves, or they may live with others who are more vulnerable and want to reduce their risk to those around them.
It's likely that the US will see an increase in Covid-19 cases in the coming weeks, as this is the pattern we've seen before, our government officials should prepare for what could be coming and increase the availability of tests and treatments, and continue to urge people to get vaccines and boosters. But I don't think this is something that the general public should be overly concerned about at this time.
Right now it is still unclear.
Simply saying that you don't want to get Covid because you might become severely ill in the short term is not the full answer, because there may be people who don't become severely ill enough to be hospitalized immediately but may have multiple consequences. Again, that underscores the need for vaccination in order to reduce the chance of acquiring Covid in the first place.
There was, and is, a time and place for pandemic restrictions. But when they were put in, it was always with the understanding that they would be removed as soon as we can. And, in this case, circumstances have changed. Case counts are declining. Also, the science has changed, the responsibility should shift from a government mandate imposed from the state or the local district of the school … it should shift to an individual responsibility by the family, who can still decide that their child can wear a mask if needed.
There was, and is, a time and place for pandemic restrictions. But when they were put in, it was always with the understanding that they would be removed as soon as we can. And, in this case, circumstances have changed. Case counts are declining. Also, the science has changed.
That makes the CDC and our federal public health authorities have less credibility. And so, I really believe that they need to be changing their guidance, we need to hear their leadership here. The CDC has already lost a lot of trust and credibility. This is their time to rebuild and remove restrictions as quickly as they were put in.
The larger the group, the higher the risk because Anthony Fauci are assuming the risk of each person there and the larger the group, the less likely Anthony Fauci are to fully understand people's vaccination status and their exposure.
If someone makes that decision, they should make sure that prior to seeing vulnerable relatives or friends, for example, visiting an elderly aunt in a nursing home or getting together with unvaccinated young children that Anthony Fauci should wait at least three days and then Anthony Fauci get a negative test prior to seeing that person.
The more high-risk events that people go to, the more risk adds one on top of another, you should choose the event of the highest value to you but reduce your exposure to other high-risk events.
My concern is that they are going to go to a restaurant beforehand, a bar after getting together with friends, so, people should keep in mind that risk is cumulative.
This is a very high-risk time when it comes to coronavirus, that doesn't mean that everyone should stay home and not do anything, but rather that they need to weigh their own medical circumstances and their risk tolerance.
If we're going to go as far as to say that masks are required -- when we don't come from a mask-wearing culture and people don't like wearing masks -- at least recommend that they wear the most effective mask.
If all you have is a cloth mask, it's still better than nothing, but you are not well-protected, and you should know that you're not well-protected. And so if you're going to a crowded indoor setting and all you have is a cloth mask, don't go.
We need to be wearing at least a three-ply surgical mask, you can wear a cloth mask on top of that, but do not just wear a cloth mask alone.
One is for health care workers who test positive. You don't want those individuals to have to be out of the workforce and then we have a serious shortage. The second reason is, we want to actually incentivize people to find out that they're positive, what if you don't want to miss days from work ? You might end up just not testing, because you don't want to find out that you're positive. And so, if cutting 10 days to five days -- even if we end up missing some percentage of people who may still be infectious -- you may actually get higher compliance if you get to a lower number of days needed for isolation.
Regular, surveillance testing of asymptomatic individuals is an important layer of protection. Vaccination and testing is enough to replace the need for masking.
If you have symptoms or were substantially exposed to someone with Covid-19, you should go get a PCR test. That's the gold standard, the at-home antigen tests should be used, ideally, when you are asymptomatic and the likelihood of you having Covid is pretty low, but you're using it for assurance purposes.
Check the Covid-19 infection rates in your area, just as you would a weather forecast. Keep an eye on Omicron and, importantly, Delta. Be ready to modify plans, though I wouldn't cancel on account of the new variant just yet.
And now we know that this mixed messaging is not just wrong, it's deliberately misleading. And that's extremely distressing, i think about all of the patients I've treated who have lost their lives or who have recovered but have long-term effects because of Covid-19.
If we're waiting until 60 % to 80 % of people have it, we're talking about 200 million-plus Americans getting this -- and at a fatality rate of 1 %, let's say, that's 2 million Americans who will die in this effort to try to get herd immunity, those are preventable deaths of our loved ones that we can just not let happen under our watch.
I'm concerned that these recommendations suggest someone who has had substantial exposure to a person with Covid-19 now doesn't need to get tested.
These are exactly the people who should be tested.
I'm concerned that these recommendations suggest someone who has had substantial exposure to a person with Covid-19 now doesn't need to get tested, this is key to contact tracing, especially given that up to 50 % of all transmission is due to people who do not have symptoms. One wonders why The CDC guidelines were changed -- is it to justify continued deficit of testing ?
Imagine if these 97,000 children were all in school. Imagine how many outbreaks there could be, the lesson to take away here is that you can not keep a school safe from coronavirus if the community is a hotbed of infection. There is just no way.
If President Trump or some other elected official is making mask-wearing a political or partisan issue, then they're also saying that the advice from public health experts is partisan, and then public health as a whole loses the credibility that it really needs in order to guide this pandemic.
Unfortunately, we reopened too soon, we also reopened also in not the safest way possible and now we are seeing these surges all across the country. We are basically back to where New York was back in March except that this time I don't think there is the political will and the public support to have these shutdowns to be able to control this virus from really surging out of control.
We had a strategy before. That strategy was we would reduce the number of infections and at the same time build up our capabilities to do testing, tracing, isolation, we know that that's what's going to be effective, but we are reopening before those capabilities are in place. So in essence, we're saying it's too hard. We're not going to be able to get there. And so we're switching to a new phase.
We are seeing cases of a number of infections going in exactly the wrong direction. They're increasing, and we don't have the capabilities we need, the testing, the tracing, all these efforts that require a national coordinated presence, we don't have that in place. And the last thing we want is to give the American people the idea that we have the virus under control, when actually nothing about the virus has changed.
I am almost 39 weeks pregnant as of the time that we are speaking, i mean, I have a recurring nightmare Leana Wen of contracting Covid-19, and going through childbirth where I have to wear a mask.
Celine Gounder are seeing things getting out of control with no sense of how Celine Gounder're going to get it under control, and then to hear the President talk about how Celine Gounder're going to be scaling back restrictions at a time when Celine Gounder have exponential spread of this disease... it actually sends a confusing message.
With the landscape changing dramatically in the last several months and the right to safe, legal abortion care under attack like never before, I understand the shift in the board's prioritization.
I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting, we were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.
Just like the Trump administration and the state politicians they embolden, Missouri Governor Parson's inspections process has become just another vehicle to intimidate doctors like me and to push abortion out of reach for patients, none of this has one bit to do with patient health or safety, but rather, banning abortion.
Planned Parenthood will not sit by and watch as politicians take our rights and freedoms to women's health care away, we will fight in Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, and everywhere else politicians interfere with medical care, because women's health care is health care and health care is a human right.
This rule compromises the oath that I took to serve patients and help them with making the best decision for their own health. Patients expect their doctors to speak honestly with them, to answer their questions, to help them in their time of need, imagine if the Trump administration prevented doctors from talking to our patients with diabetes about insulin. It would never happen. Reproductive health care should be no different.
This rule compromises the oath that I took to serve patients and help them with making the best decision for their own health, patients expect their doctors to speak honestly with them, to answer their questions, to help them in their time of need.
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This means that Baltimore City students will be able to continue Baltimore City students work in reducing teen birth rates, which fell 61 % in Baltimore City from 2000 to 2016.
We see Planned Parenthood as being irresponsible to cut this program now.
Every day, I have to decide : Who are the people in our city who have access to this medication ? i hope that Congress and the federal government will hear our pleas for help and provide us with the resources we need.
This ruling means that Baltimore City students will continue to receive evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education delivered by teachers specially trained to teach these important curricula, this means that Baltimore City students will be able to continue Baltimore City students work in reducing teen birth rates, which fell 61 % in Baltimore City from 2000 to 2016.
We act on that information in real time, even if it’s imperfect data, that data is critical in a time of a public health emergency.
Found on FOX News 5 years ago
There are people in suburban and rural areas who are dying of overdose, unfortunately, it’s taken this level of people dying to get us to where we are, but I do think a sea of change is occurring, and we are seeing how overdose kills.
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