Healthy Tahoe: Delivering care mothers and babies

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Mandi Weavil, MD

As a mother and as a physician, I understand there are many unknowns right now for moms as they prepare to deliver their babies. Despite the challenges we face with the COVID-19 pandemic, Barton Health continues to provide compassionate care that puts mothers and babies first. Barton’s practices in place honor the needs of mother and child while upholding everyone’s health and safety.

Barton makes carefully calculated decisions with our patients’ best interests in mind, and we do what we feel is best for our community while following state and federal guidelines for maternity care. Our practices can differ from other hospitals in the state because of this. Allow me to shine a light on our procedures, and offer some reassurance for parents-to-be during these unprecedented times: A support person, as well as a doula can be with the delivering mother at the hospital

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COVID-19 long-term health problems | WJMN

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COVID-19 is beginning to show itself to be more than just a respiratory illness. Some patients are still fighting off symptoms of the disease months after recovery. From skin problems to brain and neurological issues, here are some of the possible long-term health effects of COVID that you need to know about.

“It was scary. It’s the worst I’ve ever felt in my life,” said Clarence Troutman, a COVID-19 Survivor. Getting COVID can be life-altering. Not just while you are battling the disease, but months, possibly years after beating it. “If your lungs are not in prime shape, your heart suffers and your whole body,” said Purvi Parikh, MD, an Immunologist of Allergy and Asthma at NYU Langone Health.

According to a recent study, patients who had Coronavirus are seven times more likely to suffer a stroke than flu patients. 30 percent of patients developed moderate to severe kidney injury.

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How to Find Reliable Place to Build up Your Muscles

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Are you tired of fruitless exercise routine or diet plans to build up your muscles? Or you are not being motivated enough or lack time to visit the gym to follow up on your routine? Then it would be best to consider some of the online platforms that provide these services as they become a popular way of catching up with your build-up routine.

To understand how customers are getting the best out of these online exercise platforms, you should readAbout LA Muscle as you readreviews about fitness centres online. They can help you to decide the reliable platform available on the internet.

How Customer Reviews Can Help find the right centre to build up muscles

If you hit the search button online, inputting the right keywords on muscle building, you will find many search results of online fitness platforms. The best way to see which of them … Read More

How to manage the skin condition

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If your skin itches and turns red from time to time, you might have eczema. This skin condition is very common in children, but adults can get it too.

“Atopic eczema is incredibly difficult on patients and their families, seriously impacting their daily lives and ultimately affecting quality of life,” says Dr Alicia McMaster, Head of Medical for Speciality Care at Sanofi.

“An individual’s overall health and wellbeing can be severely impaired by the disease. Patients and families are at the core of this year’s World Atopic Eczema Day.

“Working together with the Allergy Foundation South Africa, on September 14 we will come together and unite for action and recognition of the importance of this disease. Together, we #CareForAtopicEczema. It connects everyone who shares the consequences of the illness and encourages them to talk about their

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Minimizing the impact of touch starvation in long-term care residents – Blogs

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Jennifer Birdsall, Ph.D.

What is touch starvation?

Also known as “touch deprivation,” “skin hunger” or “hug deprivation,” touch starvation is what occurs when a person’s exposure to physical contact has been significantly reduced or eliminated, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing.

I began researching this phenomenon and discovered there was a name for it after a number of psychologists in my organization sought consultation on ways to reduce the added psychological impacts they were seeing in their skilled nursing home patients from the lack of positive human touch. Further, the psychologists were expressing how difficult it was for themselves not being able to offer a needed hug or brief hand holding during their psychotherapy sessions with patients struggling from significant grief, depression and fears.

While most residents in long-term care communities understand the reasons we cannot hug or hold a hand with those we care about,

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The Gen Z founders of a boutique skincare brand tackling chronic skin conditions and stigma

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This is an installment in a special series, Startup Year One, interviewing startup founders about the major lessons they learned in the immediate aftermath of their businesses’ first year of operation.

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Olamide Olowe co-founder of Topicals.

At 23-years-old, Olamide Olowe is purported to be the youngest Black woman to raise over $2 million in venture capital funding ($2.6 million to be exact). This year, she and cofounder Claudia Teng founded Topicals, a skincare brand with high-end beauty products intended to treat sensitive skin conditions at lesser price points.

As two young women of color, Olowe and Teng said they grew up settling for products that didn’t really serve them or represent their skin. With Topicals, they want to create an inclusive community around positive and authentic discussions about their skin.  And as chronic skin conditions often lead to serious mental health issues as a result of

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Why It Happens and What to Do

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Shiny skin can be a nuisance. And when you try to alleviate the problem — “Maybe I just need to wash my face again?” — you can unknowingly aggravate already irritated skin.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to figure out what’s giving your face a little bit of extra shine. And that makes figuring out how to fix it a little bit more difficult, too.

The good news is, the oil that causes shine isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s a perfectly healthy part of your skin’s barrier.

But sometimes, the environment, the products you use, and even your hormones can throw off your skin’s natural balance.

Here’s what exactly shiny skin is, plus how to manage the shine no matter what’s

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Skin detoxification: Know all about it

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Skin detoxification is the in thing today with many products and treatments claiming to offer just this. But what exactly is detoxing. In simple words, it means to get rid of get rid of toxins accumulated in the body. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it needs detoxing from time to time too. Environmental pollution, the grime and dust, all take a toll on this organ. Your skin starts looking dull and wrinkles and fine lines make an appearance. But unlike your other organs like lungs, liver, kidneys, and colon, your skin does not have the ability to get rid of toxins on its own. Also Read – 6 bad habits that can give you dark circles

But most skin detoxing procedures and products may sometimes adversely affect your skin. Excessive cleansing and exfoliation can deplete the skin’s outermost layer. This can cause damage to your

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Poor Air Quality & Pollution Can Wreak Havoc On Your Skin. Here’s How To Protect It

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The apocalyptic orange skies over California and Oregon caused by recent wildfires and subsequent smog have millions of Americans worried about air quality and pollution more than ever. Though uniquely visible on the West Coast, climate change is taking effect all across the country (and the world), which means there’s an urgent need to figure out how to protect skin from polluted air now.

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To help understand the issue, we spoke with the expert: licensed dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, MD, FAAD, better known as Dr. Loretta, a clinician and brand founder who has been studying the relationship between environmental aggressors and the skin for more than 40 years. She says that, in addition to the obvious threats to our health, air pollution can cause a slew of skin issues, from age spots and wrinkles to acne breakouts. Ahead, she educates us on the best practices for

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Focus on the family: How the War on Drugs destroyed America’s foster care system

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For those who have no experience with child protective services, the state foster system often brings to mind thoughts of wrongs righted, children saved, and love persevering.

Unfortunately, that’s too often not the case.

A recent report reveals how the state foster system acts as a secondary criminal justice system, one that targets cannabis consumers—and even medical marijuana patients.

A recent report reveals how the state foster system acts as a secondary criminal justice system—and uses drug allegations, including cannabis use, as a pretext to rip children away from their parents.

The 174-page report, “How the Foster System Has Become Ground Zero for the U.S. Drug War,” was produced by a coalition of social justice organizations, including the Movement for Family Power, the NYU Family Defense Clinic, and the Drug Policy Alliance.

States kidnap the children of medical marijuana patients

Recent years have seen infamous examples of children forcibly removed

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