Daxko Launches Daxko Exchange, a New Partner Network to Securely Improve Efficiency and Growth for Health, Wellness, and Fitness Organizations

In addition to Daxko Exchange, Daxko delivers comprehensive technology solutions, integrated payment processing, experienced services and deep insights to all kinds of health and fitness centers—enterprise health clubs, boutique fitness studios, affiliate gyms, campus recreation facilities, integrated wellness centers, YMCAs, and JCCs.

“Daxko Exchange is going to help our customers increase their efficiency by providing essential tools and integrations with best-in-breed partners,” says Ron Lamb, Daxko’s CEO. “In an ever-changing environment, the secure connectivity of Daxko Exchange to power health and wellness experiences will be a huge win for both customers and partners.”

“Our team and partners have built a truly world-class ecosystem for health, wellness, and fitness organizations,” says Joe Grieshop, Daxko’s Chief Marketing Officer. “I’m thrilled for everyone involved and especially excited for our customers to experience the increased efficiencies and growth Daxko Exchange enables.”

Daxko Exchange already has many certified partners, including but not limited

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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

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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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‘Art heals’: UMass Memorial Health Care invests in Creative Hub Community Arts Center to improve health of Worcester community

What lies beyond the pandemic? MassForward is MassLive’s series examining the journey of Massachusetts’ businesses through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

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The basket of ingredients baked into Worcester’s renaissance included a vast array of businesses, organizations and ideas. It’s common though, for a few flavors to overpower the others, grabbing much of the attention.

Monday morning, though, standing in a vacant rundown building built more than a century ago, City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. revealed the sometimes forgotten ingredient of Worcester’s rebirth.

“The secret sauce to that renaissance is the arts, the creative community,” Augustus said.

That secret is getting a bit more kick.

Within the former Boys Club building on 2 Ionic Ave. in Worcester, Augustus joined UMass Memorial Health Care and Creative Hub Worcester to announce funding that will help transform the space into a creative paradise.

UMass Memorial announced a $500,000 investment loan Monday to help

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Short exercise breaks during class improve concentration for senior students

Short exercise breaks during class improve concentration for senior students
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Primary school teachers often provide students with short physical activity breaks to energize kids and minimize classroom disruptions. Our study, published in the journal Educational Psychology Review, found we should be doing this for senior students too.


We found a short activity break can improve students’ focus on the task at hand and make them feel more energized.

The importance of physical activity

By the time kids leave primary school, their levels of physical activity have already started to decline. By the end of secondary school, only 10% of Australian senior school students (Years 11 and 12) meet the Australian guidelines of at least 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

Participating in physical activity can improve young people’s mental health. It may also buffer the effects of stressful life events experienced by senior school students.

Unfortunately, many senior school students are time-poor and feel pressure from

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Kids receiving ‘good enough’ mental health treatment do not improve

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The majority of children and adolescents with mental health problems in Australia are not receiving the basic standard of treatment and those that are do not actually improve, according to a new study.

The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne and published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, found no evidence of better quality of life or mental health symptoms for children who received ‘minimally adequate’ treatment.

Professor Harriet Hiscock, MCRI’s Group Leader of Health Services and Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne, said the lack of evidence between minimally adequate treatment and outcomes in children had implications for how we evaluate and fund mental health systems.

“Clinical trials have shown how mental health treatments such as psychological and pharmacological therapies can be successful, but this study reveals children who received routine but minimally adequate treatment

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Fatty Liver Disease | Fitness Can Improve Fatty Liver Disease

  • According to a new study in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, regular exercise can reverse non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which involves a buildup of fat in the liver.
  • The reason might be related to exercise’s anti-inflammatory effects, since it is a chronic inflammatory disease.

    There’s no denying how important regular exercise is for your overall health. Not only can it prevent certain conditions, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, but it can reverse them, like fatty liver disease. In fact, a new study in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics suggests working out may be the biggest contributor for this turnaround.

    In the U.S., it’s estimated that fatty liver disease not related to alcohol consumption affects up to 9 percent of the population. Globally, its estimated prevalence is 25 percent—and it’s the leading cause of chronic liver disease in the world.

    Referred to

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    Amazon and John Hancock Announce Strategic Collaboration Aimed at Helping Customers Improve Their Health and Wellness

    John Hancock Integrates Amazon Halo to Empower Life Insurance Customers to Live Longer, Healthier Lives

    SEATTLE and BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and John Hancock, the US division of Toronto-based Manulife (NYSE: MFC), announced a strategic collaboration to provide engaging tools and resources to help John Hancock life insurance customers improve their individual health. This effort builds on John Hancock’s longstanding commitment to help Americans live longer, healthier lives, while providing the peace of mind that comes with owning a life insurance policy. John Hancock is the first life insurer to integrate with Amazon Halo, as part of Amazon’s latest venture into the health and wellness space.

    John Hancock, combined with Amazon’s innovative new technology, will help life insurance customers make connections between their fitness, sleep and other lifestyle habits to better understand their overall health through the John Hancock Vitality

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    Cut B.C. health regulatory colleges to six to improve public protection: report

    VICTORIA — A report recommends reducing the number of regulatory colleges governing health professionals in British Columbia from 20 to six to improve public protection and implementing a new oversight body that oversees them.

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    British Columbia has 20 colleges with more than 120,000 members representing chiropractors, physicians and surgeons, dental surgeons, nurses and other health professionals.

    Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday an all-party committee of the legislature is recommending broad changes to modernize the regulatory system for all health professions to strengthen oversight, increase transparency in the complaints and disciplinary process, and cut the number of colleges.

    “I believe we need, in the 21st century, health professional colleges that are focused on the public interest, and the changes we’ve made in terms of governance and oversight will improve that situation, not just for patients but for people in the regulated professions as well,” he said at a

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    Children’s hospitals launch effort to improve early access to mental health care

    A network of children’s hospitals is launching a Canada-wide initiative to improve early access to mental health care for young people.

    Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations on Wednesday announced the multimillion-dollar project, which will fund mental health programs at 13 pediatric hospitals around the country.

    Dr. Ronald Cohn, president and CEO of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, said the initiative couldn’t come at a more critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing gaps in Canada’s mental health system.

    “Unfortunately, the vast majority of children and youth in Canada can’t access mental health services until the point when they’ve already escalated into a crisis situation,” Cohn said by phone.

    “This need (for early intervention) has been amplified now more than ever.” 

    In recent weeks, Cohn said, SickKids has seen a spike in visits to its emergency department and outpatient clinics related to psychological issues.

    While the hospital is looking into

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