Healthy Tahoe: Delivering care mothers and babies

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Mandi Weavil, MD
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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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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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Futuredontics (1-800-DENTIST) Partners With Denteractive to Provide Immediate Afterhours Dental Care via Teledentistry

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Futuredontics®, the parent company of 1-800-DENTIST® – the dental profession’s #1 source of pre-screened new patient leads, announced details of a partnership with Denteractive to provide immediate after-hours dental care to patients via Teledentistry.

Since 1986, 1-800-DENTIST has helped connect more than nine million new patients to dental practices across the country. Denteractive has one of the largest nationwide networks of TeleDentists available to provide immediate dental care to patients when they need it most. Utilizing the innovative Denteractive Teledentistry Platform, their online dentists connect with patients in live face-to-face Teledentistry video sessions or through private text messaging to assist with all manner of dental issues on a 24/7 basis.

The Teledentistry initiative, announced today, allows 1-800-DENTIST to refer new patients with after-hours dental needs to Denteractive’s staff of 24/7 Online Dentists for immediate care including:

  • Live face-to-face
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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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Illinois dentist sentenced to prison for health care fraud

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A dentist has been sentenced to prison for defrauding Illinois Medicaid out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over a period of several years.



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The Department of Justice said Dr. Yun Sup Kim, 49, of St. Louis, appeared Thursday morning via videoconference at the federal courthouse in Benton, Illinois, and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison.

He entered a guilty plea for three counts of health care fraud back in February. The case against Kim came from a regulatory audit that was initiated in 2015 after claims data showed Kim had performed more cavity fillings and surgical tooth extractions than nearly any other dentist in Illinois.

According to a release from the Department of Justice, investigators found from August 2014 through December 2017, Kim had repeatedly submitted false bills for cavity fillings and surgical tooth extractions.

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Absorbine Pet Care launches new SaniPet sanitizing spray for pets, eliminating 99.9% of germs on contact to help manage healthier households

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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Absorbine Pet Care is making pet hygiene routines for the new normal easy with new Absorbine Pet Care SaniPet sanitizing spray, which is clinically proven to kill 99.9% of germs carried on paws, skin and coats. Given the renewed focus on effective cleaning practices, SaniPet enhances household efforts by including canine companions, who may unwittingly transfer pathogens gleaned from various contacts throughout a day, from other dogs to dog walkers, groomers, trainers and veterinarians. An application of the new patent-pending, alcohol-free sanitizer spray kills most germs, and its aloe-containing formulation is gentle for frequent use.” data-reactid=”12″EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., Aug. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Absorbine Pet Care is making pet hygiene routines for the new normal easy with new Absorbine Pet Care SaniPet sanitizing spray, which is clinically proven to kill 99.9% of germs carried on paws, skin and coats.

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Wound Care Biologics Market Trends, Size Projection, Regional Outlook, Future Growth, Business Overview COVID-19 Impact and Forecast to 2023

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Aug 12, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Wound Care Biologics Market Size, Growth and Share Analysis by Product Type (Biological Skin Substitutes, Topical Agents), Wound Type (Surgical and Traumatic Wounds, Diabetic Foot Ulcer, Pressure Ulcers), End User (Hospitals, Clinics), Forecast till 2023

According to Market Research Future (MRFR), the global wound care biologics market valuation had reached USD 1.20 BN in 2017, which is further estimated to appreciate at 9.9% CAGR over the forecast period (2018-2023). Global Wound Care Biologics Market is growing pervasively. The market growth attributes to the rising adoption of biologics for the management of diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, and pressure ulcers. Besides, increasing awareness about the advantages of wound care biologics and growing research activities worldwide drives the market growth.

Moreover, rising transplant surgeries and increasing demands for 3Dimentional reconstruction in patients escalate

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SANUWAVE Health Completes Acquisition of the Wound Care Assets of Celularity

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SUWANEE, GA, Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCQB:SNWV) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the wound care assets of Celularity, consisting of the UltraMIST® Ultrasound Healing Therapy assets and partnership rights for Celularity’s wound care biologic products. 

The funding for the acquisition consisted of a mix of funded term debt, a seller note, and equity in the form of a private placement.  The private placement generated gross proceeds of approximately $24 million through the issuance of 119,125,000 shares of common stock and accompanying warrants to purchase up to an equal number of shares of common stock at a purchase price of $0.20 per share of common stock and accompanying warrants.  The warrants will be exercisable immediately at an exercise price of $0.25 per share and will expire three years after the date

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COLUMN: The health care crisis of virtue signaling | Opinion

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The virtue signaling via your tax dollars escalates.

The state of Colorado plans to declare racism a “public health care crisis.”

According to Channel 7 News, the head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, will make the declaration.

They report, “In doing so, Hunsaker Ryan said she has two goals: to increase diversity in the department’s workforce, which is almost 78% white, and make it easier for local community organizations that provide services to people of color to partner with the agency. She also plans to hire an equity and inclusion officer for the department, potentially by the end of August.”

So, increase diversity in a department which is almost 78% white? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Colorado is 86.9% “white alone,” defined as people who self-report as white and no other race.

Make it easier for community organizations that provide services to

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MoceanLab and USC Keck School of Medicine Launch Program to Help USC’s Street Medicine Team Deliver Care to L.A.’s Homeless Residents

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MoceanLab, a new L.A.-based mobility laboratory developed by Hyundai Motor Group, is launching a program to help the USC Keck School of Medicine’s Street Medicine Team care for some of the city’s most vulnerable and hard to reach residents: L.A.’s unsheltered homeless population.

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Representatives from MoceanLab and the USC Keck School of Medicine pose with two low-emission hybrid vehicles provided to USC’s Street Medicine Team to help serve L.A.’s unsheltered homeless population. (Photo: Business Wire)

MoceanLab is providing low-emission hybrid vehicles from its growing Mocean Carshare service to be used by the renowned Street Medicine Team as they travel to serve homeless residents where they reside: in homeless encampments, under freeway overpasses and in other areas that seem a world away from conventional treatment settings. The effort is part of the company’s commitment to create innovative

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