Thursday, October 22, 2020


Get fit in your house: Oregon PE teacher’s 10 fun tricks...

People have gained weight during the pandemic. The Yale School of Medicine points to increased stress, comfort eating, upended routines and, during the first months of stay-at-home orders, gyms and parks were closed, forcing some to find a different form of exercise. Or they just stopped walking, jogging and working out.

Mayo Clinic Minute: The dangers of hypertension in young adults

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a significant risk factor for heart disease and other major health issues. A recent JAMA study shows a large number of Americans between the ages of 18 and 44 aren't even aware that they have high blood pressure. It stresses the importance of regular blood pressure screening for all ages.

UK researchers to deliberately infect participants with COVID-19 for vaccine trial

Oct. 21--Researchers in the United Kingdom will deliberately infect 90 healthy volunteers with COVID-19 to study the virus and potentially speed up development of a vaccine, a type of trial that Harvard investigators have said could ease the global death burden.

New recovery center offers help to end addiction

The unassuming storefront in the village's downtown is the new home of the Open Arms Recovery Resource Center, a program under the umbrella of the Schoharie County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Doctors: Exercises help improve breathing, mobility post Covid-19

Oct. 19--A three-year-old girl who suffered burn injuries and tested positive for Covid-19 got an extra helping hand from physiotherapists at the Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) for regular exercise.

Author makes Mediterranean diet fit Americans

For her second cookbook, co-written with Deanna Segrave-Daly, Serena Ball had an unusual idea. She was developing a recipe for Beef and Quinoa Koftas _ Middle-Eastern meatballs _ and she thought she could add nutritional value and moisture by mixing in some chopped prunes.

Mayo Clinic Q And A: Managing high cholesterol with lifestyle changes

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently had an annual well check with my primary care doctor and was told I have high cholesterol. I know it runs in my family, but I am 25 and thought I was eating well enough and exercising. I do not want to start taking medication. What does it mean to have high cholesterol? What can I do to improve my cholesterol?

Fluzone High-Dose: What distinguishes it from other flu vaccines?

Fluzone High-Dose is a flu vaccine for people age 65 and older that's given by injection. Like other flu vaccines, Fluzone High-Dose is made up of the three flu strains most likely to cause the flu during the upcoming flu season. A new vaccine called Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent that is made up of four flu strains has been approved for people age 65 and older.

Whitehall football coaches’ dramatic weight loss adds more pep to unbeaten...

Since the end of the 2018 football season, the 5-foot-10 Sigmon has lost about 70 pounds. The 36-year-old Vikings head varsity coach has gone from nearly 290 pounds to 220. As for the 6-foot-4 Van Wieren, 35, he’s dropped between 65 and 70 pounds. The Vikings' varsity offensive coordinator now weighs in around 230.

With flu season ahead, GenMark launches single test for COVID, plus...

With flu season approaching, GenMark Diagnostics of Carlsbad, Calif., has received regulatory approval for a combination lab test that can detect COVID-19 along with 20 other common respiratory ailments from a single test.