• Residents of some cities unwilling to follow practices that reduce COVID-19 spread

    11 days ago - By News Medical

    Several U.S. cities may be at increased risk of surges in COVID-19 cases as they reopen their economies because their residents are unwilling to follow practices that reduce the spread of the disease, according to Penn State researchers.
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  • Planet Fitness Advises 200 People to Quarantine After Member Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Planet Fitness Advises 200 People to Quarantine After Member Tests Positive For COVID-19

    11 days ago - By PopSugar

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    On Monday, June 29, CNN reported that more than 200 people who have used a now-open Planet Fitness in Morgantown, WV, are being urged to quarantine after a client tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement released by the Monongalia County Health Department, anyone who was at that particular Planet Fitness between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, should stay home and practice quarantine safety for 14 days, which would be until July 8. The statement says that about 205 people were at Planet Fitness during that time, and that they should get tested if symptoms...
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  • How To Properly Dry Your Hands To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus

    How To Properly Dry Your Hands To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus

    11 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, is it better to use paper towels in a public restroom ― or air-dryers? Here's what infectious disease specialists say.
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  • Diabetes and COVID-19: Learning from past national emergencies

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Experience with the management of diabetes during past national emergencies could provide guidance on ways to mitigate risks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a review published in Diabetes Care.
    “COVID-19 poses a number of serious direct and indirect risks to people with diabetes,” Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, DPhil, department lecturer and co-director of the evidence-based health care DPhil program at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, told Healio. “These risks are not evenly distributed; people from ‘non-white' ethic groups and from less
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  • COVID-19 sparks increased telehealth use for arrhythmia management

    11 days ago - By Healio

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for rapid adoption of telehealth to remotely manage and monitor patients with arrhythmias, which will continue even after the pandemic passes, the authors of a multi-society practice update wrote.
    The practice update, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, was prepared by arrhythmia experts and representatives from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society and several other organizations from Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
    “These technologies are here to stay,”
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