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Are you a firm believer that a yogurt a day keeps the gut problems at bay?

You’ll be happy to know that this same microbe-friendly philosophy is revolutionizing the skin care world.

The past couple years have welcomed a number of independent skin care lines that

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Amazon demands fitness company ditch “Prime Bike” in intellectual property stoush



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American company Echelon Fitness is getting attention after claiming it developed a ‘Prime Bike’ in “collaboration with Amazon”.

The indoor exercise bike was posted on Amazon’s website for $500, undercutting the premium-range indoor exercise bikes offered by Peloton Interactive Inc.

The news pushed Peloton shares down by about 6.7% on Tuesday, but they recovered to be down just 2% by end of trading.

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While Echelon Fitness promoted the product on Amazon and labelled it the ‘Prime Bike’, the e-commerce giant denied any claims of collaboration, and asked the fitness company to remove the product from its website.

Bloomberg reported the spat, and included a statement from an Amazon spokesperson, who explained the bike “is not an Amazon product or related to Amazon Prime”.

“We are working with Echelon to clarify this in its communications, stop the sale of the product, and change

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Oklahoma Dental Association disagrees with WHO’s recommendation to avoid going to dentist

After the World Health Organization released a statement recommending people avoid going to the dentist for non-emergency visits, the Oklahoma Dental Association voiced its disagreement.

According to a statement released earlier this month from the WHO, people should avoid going to the dentist until there’s a drop in transmission rates because dentists work in close proximity to patients’ faces. The Oklahoma Dental Association, however, said they are just as protected as any doctor.

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“People should not feel scared going to the dentists because we are used to taking infection control measures,” Oklahoma Dental Association President Paul Mullasseril said.

Mullasseril told KOCO 5 that he’s disappointed with the WHO and said the organization’s statement is misleading.

“Dental offices are probably one of the safest places you can go because of all the precautions we can take,” he said. “The N-95 mask, we also have something

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WPS Medicare Supplement Plans

  • WPS is a private health insurer, based in Wisconsin, that sells Medicare supplement insurance plans.
  • These optional plans, also known as Medigap plans, can help offset your share of Medicare costs.
  • WPS offers plans to residents across Wisconsin, plus 14 other states.

Medicare supplement insurance helps people with Medicare cover their costs after Medicare pays its share. These optional plans are also called Medigap plans.

With a Medigap plan, you pay a premium in exchange for potentially lowering your overall share of healthcare costs not paid by original Medicare (parts A and B).

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS) is a private insurance company based in Madison, Wisconsin. It offers Medicare supplement plans to residents of Wisconsin and 14 other states.

Read on to find out if you qualify for a WPS supplement plan and what’s covered for 2020.

WPS offers Medicare supplement plans throughout Wisconsin, plus several other states.

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