Millions rely on emergency pandemic benefits for rent, food, and medicine. Now, that lifeline could disappear.

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A $600 per week lifeline is about to run out of rope, threatening to leave millions of American families at the end of theirs.

The pandemic unemployment assistance payments, which were approved in March as part of the government’s fiscal stimulus package, known as the CARES Act, are set to expire July 31. For administrative reasons, states have said the last payments will go out this weekend if the program isn’t extended. Lawmakers are currently debating whether to extend the benefit, with some arguing that the size of the payments eliminates the incentive to work. Others say the benefit has been an economic lifeline for millions who lost their jobs because of the pandemic.

Sarah is a single mother from rural Texas, who asked for her last name to be withheld so her children aren’t embarrassed by others knowing they rely on government assistance. Earlier this year, she left her

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How the fitness industry can move toward antiracism

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Until now, in my experience, the fitness industry has responded to every story of brutality against black people with a shrug. The first death that triggered me was Trayvon Martin in 2012. At the time, I was working full time at a luxury gym where most of the Pilates staff and management was white. Not one asked how I felt about his death. After George Zimmerman’s acquittal, it was as if nothing had happened. My two black co-workers and I were devastated, because obviously no one cared about this young black man’s life or how we felt.

Perhaps the blind spots are due to a lack of representation. I have worked in seven Pilates studios over my 13-year career, and out of the seven, I had one black manager. As a participant in group fitness, many times I would be the only black person in class.

In recent years, smaller

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Dentist, 2 others charged with plot to defraud Medicaid

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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A dentist, his business partner and another man have been indicted in Maryland on charges they plotted to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in Medicaid payments, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

The indictment, handed up July 13 and unsealed on Wednesday, says Medicaid paid more than $8 million in claims collectively submitted between January 2013 to May 2018 by licensed dentist Edward T. Buford III, 68, of Silver Spring, Maryland; business partner Kasandra Vilchez-Duarte, 44, of Fort Washington, Maryland; and Donnie Amis, 63, of Washington, D.C.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan agreed to release the defendants after their initial court appearances on Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and conspiracy to commit health care fraud and mail fraud, U.S. Attorney Robert Hur’s office said in a news release.

Buford was owner and chief executive officer of International Dental Associates Inc. Vilchez-Duarte

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Vitamins and Mineral Supplement Global Market Report 2020-30: COVID-19 Implications and Growth

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NEW YORK, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

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The global vitamins and mineral supplements market is expected to grow from $51.70 billion in 2019 to 61.16 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.3%. The dietary supplement market, particularly the sale of vitamins and mineral supplements is skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vitamins and mineral supplements are seen as a proportion of control and are used by people to build their immunity to keep themselves healthy. Vitamins and minerals positively affect the health and wellness of the population. The market is then expected to stabilize and reach $74.61 billion in 2023 at a CAGR of 6.85%.

The vitamins and mineral supplements market consists of sales of vitamins and mineral supplements that improve the health and wellness of the population. The sales comprise of revenue generated by the establishments manufacturing vitamins and

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Skin Care Products Market Size is Projected to Reach USD 194,961 Million by 2024

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BANGALORE, India, July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The skincare industry has seen a shift from the demand of older consumers to an increasingly younger customer base. People are continuing to use skincare in a bid to postpone the signs of aging at an increasingly young age. 

The Global Skin Care Products Market generated revenue of USD 136,304 Million in 2016, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% to reach USD 194,961 Million by 2024.

Growing awareness about the benefits of using personal care items has resulted in increased demand over the past couple of years. This has also boosted the demand for natural and organic skincare products and has made it a major sector in the cosmetics and wellness industry.

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Don’t skip the sunscreen and yearly skin screenings during the pandemic, doctors say

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SALT LAKE CITY — Doctors say many of us are skipping our routine health check-ups during the pandemic. But preventing skin cancer is especially important now that more of us are enjoying time at lakes and backyard pools.

There are many things you can do to protect yourself and your family before diving in.

Angie Carn makes sunscreen a must for her family before they head out in the sun.

“We’re either on the boat every week, we go hiking once a week, we go swimming,” said Carn, a mother of four girls who lives in Saratoga Springs. “My aunt had skin cancer, and I was not very good about protecting my skin as a child, and so I want to make sure my kids are protected.”

In the summertime, it’s a good idea to make sunscreen your best friend. Look for an SPF of 30 or higher, and make

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Maskne: How to Take Care of Your Skin While Wearing a Face Mask

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As we adjust to the important (and in some places mandatory) act of wearing a mask during the current global health crisis, our skin is also adjusting. Though very much necessary, a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology reported a 97 percent rate of skin damage enhanced by infection-prevention measures among front line medical workers in Hubei, China.

While the bruises and skin injuries documented by some frontline workers come from the necessity of wearing personal protective equipment at a tight fit for the entirety of their long shifts, cloth masks or other face coverings used by the general public will also impact each person’s skin differently. If you’re experiencing “maskne” or other skin irritations, know you’re not alone. We asked experts how to take care of our skin during this new normal.

How Will Wearing a Mask Impact My Skin?

While this answer will

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Health Ministry Warns Against Overuse Of Hand Sanitizers Amid Rising Cases of COVID-19

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Health Ministry has asked people to reduce the use of hand sanitizers as they kill the good bacteria and cause skin problems in the long run.

The world is witnessing a pandemic that has taken millions of lives and millions of people are currently infected with the deadly COVID-19 virus. In India, there are nearly 5 lakh active cases right now which shows the severity of the condition. As this outbreak happened a few months back, we were told to wash hands often and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to disinfect hands and prevent virus transmission. However, the experts suggested to wash hands with soap more and use less sanitizer as it can kill the good bacteria on hands. This increases the risk of skin infections, rashes and dry skin. Now, the Health Ministry has warned again to prevent overuse of hand sanitizers.


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Spa Safety During Covid-19 – The New York Times

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The first thing to ask yourself, according to Celine Gounder, an infectious disease expert and former assistant health commissioner for New York City, is whether there’s still widespread community transmission in your area. If there is, she said, “then I think as with anything, whether it’s school reopenings or nonessential services — and to me, this is a nonessential service — those need to be shut down until you can get your community transmission under control.” Some areas that forged ahead with reopenings are pausing or even rolling back those plans; in Los Angeles County, personal care facilities that began operating again in mid-June are now limited to treating clients outdoors.

If a treatment is available to you, reflect on how essential it is, and how much you’ll be exposing yourself if you receive it. “Step back one step and think, ‘Do I

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Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif always knew he’d choose between football and medicine – NFL Nation

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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif skillfully juggled his demanding duties as a professional football player with those of being a medical student and then a doctor during his six seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He would compartmentalize the workload, saying he was a football player when he was in Kansas City and then made medicine his priority when he was back home in Montreal.

Somewhere in the back of his mind, though, Duvernay-Tardif knew his life with dual professions wouldn’t last. He was aware he would eventually have to make a choice. That time came this week with COVID-19 raging and the Chiefs preparing to report for training camp.

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