Eastern Medicine On The Western Frontier Of The COVID-19 Pandemic: LAist

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Lianhua qingwen capsules sent by Sinong Lin’s family. (Courtesy of Sinong Lin )

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On April 11, as the coronavirus pandemic was in full swing, Sinong Lin received a package at her apartment in L.A.’s Chinatown. Sent by her family back in China, it contained 50 small boxes of Lianhua Qingwen capsules, a Chinese herb commonly used to relieve fever and other flu symptoms.

Lin soon got another shipment from her family; this time it was a Chinese herb called Qishen Gubiao Keli, which is mixed with hot water to supposedly prevent COVID-19. All of these herbal remedies had been recommended by the Jiangsu Province Medical Products Administration, a

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Rangeley Health and Wellness awarded ‘Best Gym/Fitness Center’

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An outdoor spin class. Submitted photo

Indoor bikes. Submitted photo

RANGELEY — Rangeley Health and Wellness has been awarded Best Gym/Fitness Center in Maine by Down East Magazine’s Best of Maine 2020. RHW caught the attention of Down East’s editors and readers from across New England for its state-of-the-art fitness facility, modern equipment and unrivaled lake view resulting in this prestigious award. An anonymous donor has taken notice of the award and RHW’s continuing community responsiveness throughout the pandemic and will match all donated funds, dollar for dollar up to $25,000, through October 2020. This generous congratulatory offer to RHW will be invaluable as the wellness center continues to respond to ongoing community needs.

As virus concerns grew in March, RHW immediately responded with services and support for the community through food delivery, emergency food boxes, helping families access needed services, and wellness calls to check in on seniors. They

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