Local dentist installs negative pressure room to protect patients from coronavirus

The first negative pressure room exclusively for dental use was recently installed in the Quad Cities region to protect patients against the coronavirus pandemic. 

Dentist clinic implements a negative pressure room amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Negative pressure rooms are mostly seen in hospitals, but Eagle View Health in Oquawka, Illinois installed the first one just for dental use in our area.

“This room is a negative room which is what the CDC is requiring us to do for them to be able to work,” said Orin Naramore, with Montefusco HVAC.

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, Eagle View also installed air purifying vents, use personal protective equipment and sanitize all surfaces between patients.

Until recently, Dr. Na-Jee Harris has only been seeing emergency patients or patients by curbside.

“It just adds an extra barrier of protection,” Harris said about the negative pressure room.

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I Tried the Tempo Studio, an At-Home Fitness System That Turns My Dining Room Into a Gym

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There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.

On Trial: Tempo Studio at-home fitness system

The Tester: Brandon Carte, former frequent gym-goer who has been stuck in a workout rut.

The Brief: The pandemic caused nationwide gym closures and equipment shortages, and it also snatched my drive to stay in shape. To help reignite my fitness journey, I tried the Tempo Studio, a new home fitness system that combines weightlifting, high-intensity interval training, and mobility classes.

Over the last 2.5 years, I’ve maintained a consistent routine of weightlifting at the gym and eating a high-protein diet to gain muscle mass. But when my gym

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