Marshall School of Medicine 1 of 9 schools to offer Mission Act scholarships to veterans | News

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HUNTINGTON — Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine was selected as one of nine medical schools to offer a new scholarship for veterans pursuing a career in medicine.

The Veterans Affairs Mission Act of 2018 created several programs to assist veterans in paying for medical school through scholarships and loan repayments, including the Veterans Healing Veterans Medical Access and Scholarship Program (VHVMASP).

Beginning with the incoming class of students in 2020, Marshall University was selected to award up to two scholarships per year to qualifying veterans. To qualify for VHVMASP, applicants must have completed their military service no more than 10 years from the time of application. They cannot receive the GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation funding while receiving the scholarship.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and covers tuition, fees, equipment and books; a stipend; and costs for two rotations at a Veterans Affairs

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‘The closest thing medicine gets to war’: 24 hours inside a San Antonio ambulance

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The fluorescent lights in the back of the ambulance glare above paramedic George Lombardo as he leans over to check his patient’s breathing, steadying himself as the vehicle races at 65 mph down the empty highway.

The man is dying from COVID-19. A machine pumps oxygen into his lungs through a breathing tube. His chest rises and falls in a robotic rhythm.

The EMS crew picked up the elderly man at a hospital and is bringing him to hospice care. He had signed a do-not-resuscitate order. If his heart stopped, no one was to intervene.

With six minutes to go, the ambulance veers suddenly into an empty Bill Miller Bar-B-Q parking lot and brakes to a stop.

The man has no pulse.

Lombardo makes a phone call, speaking loudly because his respirator mask muffles his voice. He unfastens the patient’s oxygen mask. It no longer is needed.

He steps out

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An Upended Fitness Industry Sweats Over Black Lives Matter

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In an interview, Mr. Toussaint said that his father sent him to military school to help him avoid jail or worse, and that he has been pulled out of his car at gunpoint by police “because they are afraid of the color of my skin.”

He hoped to awaken students oblivious to such realities. “I’m a young Black male on a platform with two million people,” Mr. Toussaint said. “I’m out there to rep for my people, myself and my last name.”

Ms. Cotter, the Peloton executive, said the company applauded Ms. Oyeneyin and Mr. Toussaint’s self-expression. “We’re always considering it as part of our content strategy to create conversations,” she said. Instructors are generally expected to avoid political topics while teaching their classes, but the Black Lives Matter movement is different, she said. “We see this as a human rights issue. Those are not the same for us, politics

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North Hempstead Permits Outdoor Fitness Classes In Town Parks

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NORTH HEMPSTEAD, NY — With gyms and fitness studios occupying an uncertain place in New York State’s coronavirus reopening plan, fitness instructors will now be allowed to conduct outdoor classes at Town of North Hempstead parks, town officials announced.

In order to hold classes in town parks, fitness instructors will need to obtain a permit for $25 per hour. Each class may host up to 25 participants. Classes may be held during normal park hours between 8 a.m. and sunset, and all class participants must remain six feet apart and wear masks while not exercising, Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board announced.

“We are doing all that we can to provide local businesses with relief during these challenging times,” Bosworth said. “It is our hope that by allowing fitness classes to take place in our parks, it will relieve some of the burden on gyms and fitness studios

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the new rules for gym workouts, from doctors and fitness experts

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Gyms are reopening this weekend and I hope everyone is as excited as I am. As much as we get used to doing the best home workout in our home gyms, it is good to be back in the gym, mainly because in one way or another, you will always be restricted at home. Deadlifts are best performed at the gym, not to mention barbell squats.



a group of people sitting at a train station: new gym-reopening rules


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Things are going to be different when the gyms reopen, however. The ‘new normal’, as people like to call it, will involve cleaning machines more often and keeping your distance from others, and gym-director Chris Williams recommends being careful too. And careful you should be as the coronavirus can exist on surfaces for up to nine days as research suggests.

Bringing your own supplies is also recommended: keep your gym clothing and workout shoes separately in your

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Hitting the gym this weekend? Here are the new gym-reopening rules, as told by doctors and fitness experts

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Gyms are reopening this weekend and I hope everyone is as excited as I am. As much as we get used to doing the best home workout in our home gyms, it is good to be back in the gym, mainly because in one way or another, you will always be restricted at home. Deadlifts are best performed at the gym, not to mention barbell squats.



a group of people sitting at a train station: new gym-reopening rules


© Provided by T3
new gym-reopening rules

Things are going to be different when the gyms reopen, however. The ‘new normal’, as people like to call it, will involve cleaning machines more often and keeping your distance from others, and gym-director Chris Williams recommends being careful too. And careful you should be as the coronavirus can exist on surfaces for up to nine days as research suggests.

Bringing your own supplies is also recommended: keep your gym clothing and workout shoes separately in your

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Fitness studios, gyms move classes outdoors

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A BronCore Fitness bootcamp in the Boston Commons.

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Jacob Gise opened a Body Fit Training franchise in Santa Monica, California, in November. By March, the flagship U.S. studio of the global chain had just become profitable.

Gise had traveled to Australia, where Body Fit Training began, to learn the ropes, so he was ecstatic to see the investment of time and resources beginning to pay off. Operating costs for the location totaled about $42,000 a month for rent, instructors and equipment.

Then, the coronavirus hit and most workout facilities in the U.S. were forced to shutter. Gise pivoted to online courses, but it wasn’t enough — he was bringing only in $8,000 a month, less than a sixth of what he was getting in March.

“I climbed this huge mountain, traveling to different countries and doing all this stuff to get it here,” Gise said. “Right as it

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North metro dentist’s office uses ventilation technology to minimize spread of COVID-19

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Shelander said Dr. Crandall and Associates started looking into the idea of installing negative pressure rooms in March when the state first shut down due to the pandemic.

“The dental industry, we have actually been identified as one of the highest, if not the highest at-risk industry for COVID transmission,” Shelander said.

She said it is very rare for a dental office to use this type of technology, so the clinic worked with other local companies to create a plan for installing the negative pressure rooms.

“This is new and this hasn’t been done before, so there was no roadmap,” Shelander said.

Engineering firm Gausman & Moore drew up the designs, Air Mechanical did the heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation and Weaver Electrical Construction Company coordinated the electrical components. The negative pressure sensor came from Setra, the extraction fans came from Green Heck and the source extractor arms came

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2 questions every dentist should ask when building a COVID-19 contingency plan

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He lives in a state that has basically “opened up.” His statement to me was, “We’re just ahead of the curve. Every state will be where we are. Many dentists will be where I am.”



Marc Cooper, DDS, MSD


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When my client heard the news, all the emotions erupted — fear, shame, fault, and worry. Worry for his family’s safety. Worry about the position this puts the practice in, given that patients had to be called and informed. Worry because it is a deadly disease. The potential life-altering breakdowns from this viral event could be catastrophic in every area of his life, even for life itself.


For me, it brought up two critical questions.


First, how susceptible are practicing dentists to contracting COVID-19? For real data, this can only be measured in time, as most practices just opened. But it

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Is it safe to visit the dentist during pandemic? – News – GoErie.com

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Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus.

Is it safe to visit the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Dentists can’t eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus.

You’ll likely notice changes as soon as you enter the office. Many dentists have removed magazines from waiting rooms, for example, as well as some chairs to encourage social distancing. They also are spacing out appointments to avoid crowding their offices.

You may be asked to arrive for your appointment with a facial covering and to wait in your car until equipment is cleaned and the dentist is ready. Before receiving care, you can also expect staff to take your temperature

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