Springfield dentist disagrees with new WHO dental work warning | KOLR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The World Health Organization, WHO, is advising people to delay non-emergency dental work because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO recommends patients wait to get dental work done until there’s a significant decrease in case numbers. WHO says the new advisory reason is that hygienists and dentists often work in close face-to-face contact with patients.

The organization says this could expose dental staff to saliva, blood, and other bodily fluids, causing dental procedures to be potentially high risk for both staff and patients.

WHO also says the use of dental equipment produces particles and sprays particles in the air, meaning the aerosols can lead to rapid contamination and potential for infection.

Springfield dentist, Dr. Howard Shayne of Fox Grape Family Dentistry, says it is still safe to go to the dentist.

“Most of us have implemented many additional steps

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Scarsdale Diet: Overview, Benefits, and Downsides

The Scarsdale diet was popular in the late 1970s.

Based on a top-selling book by Dr. Herman Tarnower — a cardiologist located in Scarsdale, NY — the diet promised up to 20 pounds (9 kg) of weight loss in under 2 weeks.

With its extreme restrictions and “quick fix” ideology, the Scarsdale diet has been met with tremendous criticism by the medical community.

Still, you may wonder if this diet really works and whether it’s right for you.

This article reviews the benefits and downsides of the Scarsdale diet to show whether scientific evidence supports it.

Rating score breakdown

  • Overall score: 1.25
  • Weight loss: 1.0
  • Healthy eating: 1.0
  • Sustainability: 2.0
  • Whole body health: 0.0
  • Nutrition quality: 2.5
  • Evidence-based: 1.0

BOTTOM LINE: The Scarsdale diet slashes your calorie intake to only 1,000 per day using a strict list of approved foods. Its focus on quick weight loss and extreme restrictions make

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Spring into fitness with these tips, tricks and simple exercises

Spring is that time of year when you start to think about your summer fitness. After all, it’s when the sun shines a little brighter and those thick hoodies are about to head back into storage.

This is the perfect time to get back into shape after eating and drinking your feelings away during South Africa’s nationwide lockdown.

Whatever the reason you have had to avoid getting fit,  it’s now time to get back to exercise.

There is no need to panic though, because we got you covered with tips, tricks and exercises.

Motivational spring fitness hacks

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The “no pain, no gain” approach to fitness does not work. Instead, try these seven strategies to shape up this spring:

Even though sunny days may be calling your name, make sure to start slowly. Never increase your weight, time, speed, or intensity more than 10% per week.

  • Keep your expectations
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Farren’s unique approach to mental-health care must be saved (Letters)

It is with deep sadness that I write this letter regarding the Farren Care Center and its possible move out of Turners Falls.

I had the opportunity to work there as a social worker and Director of Admissions for almost twenty years. It was a wonderful opportunity for me as I was working in a place that truly lived its mission and values under the Sisters of Providence. Most patients come to Farren because other facilities are unable to meet their medical or mental health needs.

In my roles I had the opportunity to talk to many people throughout Massachusetts and out of state as Farren’s unique program was well known for their willingness to care for people where others were unwilling and unable to provide a high standard of care. That care cannot be replicated in a new facility with new staff—it is the cultural system, which is based

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Massage therapist for Kansas athletes bound for trial

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man who provided massages for female athletes at the University of Kansas will have to face trial on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a young girl, a judge determined Tuesday.

Shawn O’Brien, 49, of Lawrence, was charged in February with indecent liberties with a child based on allegations he had sexually abused the girl multiple times when she was 9 or 10 years old, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

Based on the girl’s testimony at Tuesday’s preliminary hearing, Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny found enough evidence existed to take the case to trial on three felony charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

When the allegations were first reported, the University of Kansas canceled its contracts with O’Brien and began an investigation. Six university female student-athletes told investigators they had experienced “unwarranted touching” during massages by O’Brien.

Amended charges were filed in

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Michigan nursing home prohibited employees from wearing masks amid coronavirus outbreak, reports say

The family of a woman who died while staying at a Michigan nursing home, and some former staffers, have accused bosses of refusing to allow employees to protect themselves from the coronavirus while at work, according to multiple reports.

Denny Williams’ mother, Wanda Parker, died from COVID-19 April 7, just days after she was taken to an area hospital from the Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation, where she had been staying, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Williams and his family, and a handful of employees from Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation have sued, alleging the facility prohibited workers from wearing masks.

Williams told the newspaper that workers – who he said didn’t appear to wear face coverings or other protective equipment when he visited his mother through a window – told him they “could not” wear it.


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Madrid shuts teacher testing centre as virus fears grow

MADRID (Reuters) – Authorities in Madrid shut down a coronavirus testing centre for teachers on Wednesday after large crowds formed outside, while the health ministry diagnosed 3,663 new cases of the virus, down from a peak of nearly 10,000 recorded in Spain last Friday.

With the new academic year starting next week, the Madrid region is screening all its teachers for coronavirus antibodies, with further tests for those with a positive result.

But the programme got off to a rocky start, as footage from the EFE news agency showed hundreds of people queuing around the block outside the Virgen de la Paloma school in the northwest of the city, with little space to observe social distancing.

A spokeswoman for the regional education department said the centre was shut at around 2 p.m., and those who missed their test would be given a new appointment later this week.

Five other centres

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No matter the storm, or pandemic, health care workers fight as 1

For months, health care workers have been helping patients and each other as the nation battles COVID-19.

No matter the storm, health care workers fight as one



Some have traveled across the country to other cities and towns to assist those in need. It was the same story 15 years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.


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PHOTOS: Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans Aug. 29, 2005

Some of those heroes live in Houston.

Amanda Bergeron had grown up in New Orleans. She had just finished nursing school and was working at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans in 2005.

Ahead of the hurricane, Bergeron packed a bag and headed to work at the hospital.

“Growing up in New Orleans, we’re used to evacuating for hurricanes, and it’s not something completely out of the ordinary but something did feel different this time,” she

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Chobani Complete Arrives to Compete Against Other Healthy Snacks

Greek yogurt brand Chobani has gotten into the on-the-go snack game with Chobani Complete, a new line of lactose-free yogurts and drinks high in protein without added sugar. Launched in July, the products are aimed at shoppers looking for alternatives to the typical midday snack and are getting the backing of a new promotional campaign.

“As people’s lives become more fast-paced and congested with activities, people want healthy foods that match their ‘Don’t have time to sit and eat’ pace,” said Leland Maschmeyer, Chobani’s chief creative officer. “They hate the options that currently fit this lifestyle: fast food, sugary snack bars and chalky artificial meal-replacement shakes.”

It’s a sentiment shared by other packaged food companies, which in recent months have released their own products designed to provide sustained energy. In June, snack brand Kind introduced energy bars made with whole grain oats and 10 grams of protein. Vita Coco’s parent

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Is Your Weight Loss Diet Giving You Frequent Headaches? Our Expert Explains The Link And Tips To Fight These

Weight loss: Insufficient intake of calories can lead to frequent headaches


  • Not consuming enough nutrients can lead to headaches
  • You may experience low energy levels when consuming fewer calories
  • A well-balanced diet is a suitable ways to lose weight effectively

Weight loss requires consumption of restricted calories. Many reduce their calorie consumption to a level that it starts affecting their overall health in various ways. Even when trying to lose weight, it is extremely important to add enough calories and nutrients to your diet. Usually, people trying to lose weight experience frequent headaches due to insufficient calorie intake. But many fail to determine the exact cause of headaches in this case. To understand the link between low-calorie consumption and frequent headache, we spoke to Priyanka Agarwal who is a dieticianat Max hospital. Keep reading to know her expertise on the same and tips to fight these.


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