Recipe: Slow Cooker Vegan Moroccan-Style Lentils and Greens

Brown lentils take on a North African flair in this healthy and nutritious vegan meal.

1 pound brown lentils

8 cups vegetable stock

1 large onion, diced

2 carrots, peeled and diced

4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

1 tablespoon ras el hanout spice blend (look in the spice section at H-E-B)

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 pinch cinnamon

Salt, to taste

Ground black pepper, to taste

1 pound chard, kale, collards or other hearty greens, stems removed if desired, chopped

1 cup chopped mint leaves

4 lemons, quartered

Instructions: Carefully sort the lentils for pebbles or any other debris and rinse them well. Place them in the slow cooker with the vegetable broth, onion, carrot, garlic, ras el hanout, ginger, cinnamon, salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Cook the lentils, uncovered, on your slow cooker’s “low setting” for 6-8 hours or “high” setting for 2-3 hours or until

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12 million Americans still waiting for unemployment benefits

Six months into the pandemic, some laid-off workers find themselves waiting weeks or even months to receive their unemployment benefits. States blame antiquated technology and say their staffers can’t keep up with the continued surge of claims, while worker advocates say these are just excuses for mismanagement and a failure to prioritize funding for upgrades. As this plays out, an untold number of families are hanging on by a financial thread.

“I’m living with my mother now, out of necessity,” said Adia Romaine-Figueroa, a Sacramento-area veterinary assistant who lost her job in April and inexplicably stopped receiving unemployment payments at the beginning of May, she said. “I have a balance of $10,000, of which I’ve received $2,000.” Romaine-Figueroa said she has spent hours trying to reach someone — anyone — at the state’s Economic Development Department to no avail.

Half a country away, Indiana hotel worker David Kruszewski describes a

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Michigan to allow outdoor visits at nursing homes, long-term facilities starting Sept. 15

“Allowing outdoor visits – with proper procedures such as requiring social distancing and masks – is good for residents and can keep everyone safe.”

LANSING, Mich — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an order Thursday saying that long-term facilities can soon accept visitors again, as long as the visits are held outside. 

In Michigan, visitors to nursing homes were banned because of the threat of COVID-19. However, the directive issued by MDHHS Director Robert Gordon said it provides exceptions to the governor’s order that has restricted visits for months. 

Under the directive, which goes into effect Tuesday, Sept. 15, visitors will be allowed at health care, residential care, congregate care and juvenile justice facilities. 

“Limiting visitation has saved lives,” Gordon said. “And seeing loved ones in person is important for mental health. Allowing outdoor visits – with proper procedures such as requiring social distancing and masks

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Here are the new Health Ministry guidelines for exams amid COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi:  The Health Ministry Thursday issued fresh standard operating procedures to conduct examinations amidst the coronavirus pandemic, which involves following precautionary measures.

“Examination centres are frequented by a large number of students, as well as their parents, and staff till the entire duration of the exam and therefore, it’s vital to plan and conduct these examinations, while following specific preventive measures,” said the Health Ministry.

The guidelines include ensuring physical distancing, use of face cover, frequent hand washing, use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers and following respiratory etiquette. It also involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing, self-monitoring of health by everybody, not spitting and reporting any illness at the earliest.

Only those examination centres which are outside the containment zone would be allowed to function. Staff and examinees from containment zones will not be permitted.

“Such examinees shall be given an opportunity to

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Parkridge Centre resident raises concerns over COVID-19 protocols

A resident at the Parkridge Centre, a long-term care home in Saskatoon, has raised concerns about COVID-19 protocols at the facility that he says may be eroding quality of life, citing issues ranging from limited access to fresh air and cold meals to not being able to get a bath.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority-ran facility, which is home to roughly 237 people, was placed under COVID-19 protocols on Sept. 5 after a case was confirmed inside the facility.

Tygan Paul has been living at Parkridge for roughly 18 months and was one of the residents told to self-isolate due to potential exposure. He said Parkridge is normally a great place to live, but that things started to change after the case was confirmed.

“I understand that we’ve been quarantined for 14 days … but that shouldn’t affect the quality of our food,” Paul said.

He posted on Facebook about his

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Shiromani Akali Dal Asks Punjab Government To Improve Medical Facilities At Critical Care Centres Over Rising COVID-19 Deaths

It was shocking that 106 COVID fatalities had been reported in Punjab on Wednesday: Daljit Singh Chema


The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) asked the Congress-led government in Punjab on Thursday to improve medical facilities rather than blaming people for reporting late to hospitals amid rising coronavirus cases and deaths.

The remarks come after Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said that delayed diagnosis in patients reporting for testing or treatment at the COVID facilities was the main cause of the high mortality rate.

He had also said that 67 per cent of all COVID deaths were due to patients reporting at the health facility for the first time after suffering severe signs and symptoms.

“The Congress government should get its act together and improve infrastructure and medical facilities at its critical care centres instead of trying to forsake its responsibility by blaming the people for reporting late

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Hill Country Memorial Hospital Enhances Patient Safety with Addition of RLDatix’s Surveillance Solution

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RLDatix, the leading global provider of intelligent patient safety solutions, today announced that Hill Country Memorial (HCM), a non-profit, acute care community hospital with beds in Fredericksburg, Texas, has signed an agreement to implement RLDatix’s Surveillance solution as another step toward adopting the full Applied Safety Intelligence™ framework. HCM has successfully used RLDatix’s Risk tool for several years, and now wants to augment its patient safety initiatives by helping teams prevent and mitigate the spread of healthcare associated infections (HAIs).

“RLDatix’s Risk tool has been very effective in helping us document and report on patient safety incidents, which has helped us elevate our care to the award-winning levels we have achieved thus far,” said Maureen Polivka, R.N., B.S.N., J.D., Director of Quality and Compliance at HCM, who has also served the hospital as its Chief Nursing Officer and Patient Safety Director.

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MYOS RENS Technology, Inc. Appoints The S3 Agency to Help Build Awareness of Muscle Health Importance

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MYOS RENS Technology, Inc. (“MYOS”) (NASDAQ: MYOS), “The Muscle Health Company” and owner of the advanced nutrition supplement Fortetropin®, announced today that it has hired The S3 Agency (S3). The Boonton-based creative agency will be executing an integrated public relations-social media campaign designed to educate the public about the important role that muscle health plays in living well – and how Fortetropin, MYOS’ proprietary bioactive formula made from fertilized egg yolk, helps build lean muscle and increase muscle recovery.

Clinical studies from multiple leading universities have proven the connection between improved percentage of lean muscle mass in one’s body composition to improved quality of life through increased muscle strength – from stronger athletic performance to quicker muscle recovery. In a study conducted at UC Berkeley, it was shown that participants who took Fortetropin experienced an increase in the rate of muscle

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ECDOH providing inspections to gyms, fitness centers seeking to reopen

Following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on Monday that gyms can reopen next week at 33 percent capacity, the Erie County Department of Health announced that it will be providing inspections to local facilities that are seeking to reopen.

Gyms Allowed To Reopen At 33 Percent Capacity

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Gyms Allowed To Reopen At 33 Percent Capacity

The department of health says fitness centers and gyms that wish to reopen are required to review NY Forward guidelines, and must affirm that their business will follow those regulations prior to opening. Those guidelines can be found online here.

Each gym must submit a request form to the Erie County Department of Health so a public health sanitarian can schedule an inspection at the facility. The department of health says inspections will be scheduled as soon as it is practical. Those looking to fill out an inspection request form can do so here.

The Erie County Department of

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AAID Celebrates Dental Implant Awareness Month and The Impact on Health

“Dental Implant Awareness Month is a great opportunity to raise awareness about dental implants as a healthy replacement for missing teeth,” explains AAID President, Bernee Dunson, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID. “Many people know that implants bring back beautiful smiles, but the life-changing benefits go beyond esthetics. It’s important for people to understand that they help restore overall health.”

To kick off the month, the AAID launched a new public awareness campaign including an article and video to bring visibility to the long-term health consequences of missing teeth and the reasons why implants are a preferred replacement option.

When an individual loses one or more teeth, it causes other issues that may not be noticeable right away. The article and video provide an overview of the benefits – including how they help preserve bone structure, prevent gum disease, restore healthy eating habits, and help bring back confidence.

Dental implants are more than

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