Healthy Tahoe: Delivering care mothers and babies

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

Barton’s Family

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2K Worth Of Allergy Medicine Stolen From Bridgewater CVS

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Police are looking for two people wanted for shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of allergy medication.

On Sept. 3 at 4:12 p.m., an unknown Black woman and an unknown Hispanic man went to the CVS Pharmacy at 230 Milltown Road and shoplifted $2,128.37 worth of over the counter allergy medication, police said.

The two people fled the store before police arrived.

Other Bridgewater Police blotter items:

On Aug. 29 at 1:31 p.m.: A 41-year-old Bridgewater man was arrested for shoplifting from Home Depot at 400 Promenade Blvd. He was observed switching price tags from a lesser valued item to more expensive items and paying for the less expensive item. He was issued a complaint summons for shoplifting, processed and released.

On Aug. 29 at 11:57 p.m.: A 23-year-old North Plainfield man was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) under 50 grams, after an officer

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JCC of Rochester laying off 296 employees due to effects of fitness center restriction

JCC of Greater Rochester will lay off 296 of the 343 staffers at the community and fitness center located in Brighton.


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The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester has determined that it will not be able to return to work the majority of individuals who were previously furloughed by the JCC due to the pandemic, said Christina O’Rourke, chief human resources officer.

“While we were hopeful that this furlough would be temporary in nature and therefore, not result in a mass layoff, the ongoing restrictions imposed by New York state, in particular those relative to the operation of a fitness center, have now made it impossible for us to avoid such action,” O’Rourke said in a statement.  

Fitness instructor Becky Schmitt said she received an email Friday notifying her that she would not have a job on Monday. There is a Zoom call Monday night

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A dentist created a cake shield to protect birthday guests from germs

Even in the era of COVID-19, Florida-based dentist Billy Kay wants people to be able to blow on their birthday cake and let guests eat it, too.

Kay, who lives in Boca Raton and specializes in prosthetic dentistry, said he often ruminated on how many germs are spread when people blow out their birthday candles. For about 30 years, the grandfather of four thought about different ways to protect cakes from the invisible spit particles that most party goers chose to ignore. In March, however, a lot more people were suddenly very concerned about germs with onset of the pandemic. So Kay decided to create a prototype out of one of his many ideas he had been storing away.

By April, he had manufactured the very first Top It Cake Shield and now the product is set to officially launch online Sept. 15.

The cake shields come in three different
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