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New normal for medicine emerges as hospitals return to elective surgeries, non-COVID work

New normal for medicine emerges as hospitals return to elective surgeries, non-COVID work

As the nation moves towards recovery and reopening, one emerging reality in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak is that the American health care system will see its own new normal in the coming weeks and months, according to experts and doctors.

Strapped for cash and some protective equipment, and forced to re-write protocols to better fortify against the contagious spread of COVID-19, doctors’ offices and hospitals across the country are beginning to rethink their approach to personal care — from an increase in telemedicine and widespread coronavirus testing for patients, to the complex math about which procedures should go ahead and how.

“This is an opportunity to ask, what do we really need to do and what do we need to not do,” Robert MacLean, former president of the American College of Physicians, told ABC News. The pandemic “has gotten us back to doctoring. We need to take advantage

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Virus-hit Brazil lets Cuban doctors resume work

Virus-hit Brazil lets Cuban doctors resume work

Brasília (AFP) – Brazil re-enlisted more than 150 Cuban doctors Monday to help fight a surge in coronavirus cases, a year and a half after Havana ended a medical assistance program over a row with President Jair Bolsonaro.

The doctors, who had opted to stay in Brazil after the Cuban government pulled the plug on the program that sent them, received new medical licenses from the Brazilian health ministry under a program to round up reinforcements for the overstretched health system.

“The following Cuban physicians are hereby granted licenses to practice medicine under the ‘Mais Medicos’ program,” said an edict published in the official diary.

“Mais Medicos” — More Doctors — is the name of a program under which Cuba sent more than 8,000 doctors to work in under-served public clinics and hospitals in Brazil.

Launched in 2013 under Brazil’s then left-wing government, the program became a top target for

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What Is The GOLO Diet Plan And How Does It Work For Weight Loss?

What Is The GOLO Diet Plan And How Does It Work For Weight Loss?

It’s no secret that losing weight isn’t always the easiest process in the world. And with new methods, diets, and workouts claiming to be the best, it can be difficult to suss out the good, sustainable plans from the fads. One of the more recent programs to catch some buzz is the GOLO diet, which claims there could be a hormonal issue messing with your ability to lose weight.

The GOLO diet zeros in on the hormone insulin as being an issue for people who are doing everything right but still can’t seem to lose weight. Per the GOLO program’s website, out-of-whack insulin levels can interfere with weight loss even if you’re eating healthy foods and exercising regularly because it “causes fat storage and slows your metabolism.”

That’s why the GOLO diet offers a plan that promises to help you lose weight by “balancing hormones that affect weight, helping to

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Justin Foronda, second from left, has dinner with his mother, Lina, left, brother Anthony and Anthony

Filipino nurses battled discrimination to work in American hospitals. Now they fight for PPE

Justin Foronda, second from left, has dinner with his mother, Lina, left, brother Anthony and Anthony's girlfriend Michelle Diaz. When the coronavirus crisis began, Foronda, a nurse at Sherman Oaks Hospital, took on extra shifts. About 18% of registered nurses in California are of Philippine descent, according to a 2016 survey. <span class="copyright">(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Justin Foronda, second from left, has dinner with his mother, Lina, left, brother Anthony and Anthony’s girlfriend Michelle Diaz. When the coronavirus crisis began, Foronda, a nurse at Sherman Oaks Hospital, took on extra shifts. About 18% of registered nurses in California are of Philippine descent, according to a 2016 survey. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

If you live in Southern California, there’s a good chance that you have at some point received medical care from a Filipino American professional.

Filipino nurses — along with doctors, anesthesiologists and every other kind of medical worker — are an essential source of labor at public hospitals such as L.A. County-USC, Kaiser Permanente and Ronald Reagan UCLA. Filipinos also staff and own many long-term care and mental health facilities.

And about 18% of registered nurses in California are of Philippine descent, according to a 2016 survey.

Nursing is such a popular profession

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Does Acupuncture For Acne Work? Experts Weigh In

Does Acupuncture For Acne Work? Experts Weigh In

When it feels like you’ve tried every drugstore remedy, every derm-prescribed cream, and every high-end potion available, it’s only natural to be curious about the treatments alternative medicine can offer. Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese medicine practice of inserting hair-thin stainless steel needles into key points along the body, is one alternative treatment growing more and more popular for cosmetic concerns like acne.

“Traditional Chinese medicine concepts believe that a healthy body will naturally decelerate the progression of aging, both internally and externally,” says Ansgar Lee, licensed acupuncturist and founder of LES Acupuncture. “Each area of the face corresponds to different organs in our body, which gives us clues to tailor the treatment. For example, dark circles under the eyes can signify subpar functioning of the kidney and adrenal glands.”

Here’s everything you need to know about acupuncture and acne.

Facial acupuncture could help acne by addressing underlying causes like hormonal

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The household objects you can use as weights and how to work out with them

The household objects you can use as weights and how to work out with them

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  • People are taking to Reddit and fitness blogs to find creative ways of lifting weights at home.

  • Here are some ways to replicate typical gym weights using common household objects, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced lifter.

  • Always exercise safely and be sure to properly secure your equipment to avoid injury or other possible mishaps. 

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With lockdowns stretching into months, most Americans are making do with home workouts for the foreseeable future.

But if you don’t happen to have an impressive home gym setup, don’t be discouraged — there are ways to move beyond a body weight workout by making impromptu weights with common household objects.

Here are a few ways you can incorporate light, medium, and heavier weights into your home workouts with items you already have, no special-DIY skills requires.

(A disclaimer: to avoid injuries

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Google employees working from home not allowed to expense food, other work perks

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Google’s famous employee work perks apparently don’t apply at home.

Staffers who work for the tech giant are not allowed to expense food or fitness costs while working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic — even if there’s cash left in an unused event or travel budget, a company spokesperson confirmed.

A spokesperson for Google told FOX Business in an email that the policy was not new and that, “We do not reimburse employees for general food expenses while they are working from home.”

AMAZON’S EXTENDED CORONAVIRUS REMOTE WORK POLICY COULD DEVASTATE NEARBY SEATTLE RESTAURANTS, BARS 

Google, like other media companies, announced it would undergo a hiring freeze and cut its marketing budget by 50 percent in the second half of the year as it grapples with a steep decline in ad revenue, MarketWatch

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Use of short-time work scheme varies widely across German economy

BERLIN, May 5 (Reuters) – The extent of the take-up of Germany’s short-working-time regulations varies widely across the economy, a survey by the Ifo research institute showed, with nearly complete uptake in gastronomy and almost none at law firms.

Short-time work is a form of state aid that allows employers to switch employees to shorter working hours during an economic downturn to keep them on the payroll. Its use is intended to stop immediate shocks such as the coronavirus crisis from turning into mass unemployment.

Unemployment surged in April despite the measure, rising by 373,000 over the course of a single month, with the jobless rate climbing to 5.8% from 5.0%. By April 26, companies had made requests for 10.1 million people to be placed on short-time work.

According to Ifo’s survey, 99% of employees were on short time in the catering sector, which has been all but shut down

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Use of short-time work scheme varies widely across German economy: Ifo

BERLIN (Reuters) – The extent of the take-up of Germany’s short-working-time regulations varies widely across the economy, a survey by the Ifo research institute showed, with nearly complete uptake in gastronomy and almost none at law firms.

Short-time work is a form of state aid that allows employers to switch employees to shorter working hours during an economic downturn to keep them on the payroll. Its use is intended to stop immediate shocks such as the coronavirus crisis from turning into mass unemployment.

Unemployment surged in April despite the measure, rising by 373,000 over the course of a single month, with the jobless rate climbing to 5.8% from 5.0%. By April 26, companies had made requests for 10.1 million people to be placed on short-time work.

According to Ifo’s survey, 99% of employees were on short time in the catering sector, which has been all but shut down by anti-infection

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Despite COVID-19 threat, inmates were sent to public buildings to work. Now they’re sick.

Despite COVID-19 threat, inmates were sent to public buildings to work. Now they’re sick.

On March 25, North Carolina officials announced that they were suspending the prison work release program. And they made it clear why: They wanted to prevent inmates from being exposed to the coronavirus.

Despite that announcement, officials continued to send inmates from at least one prison — the North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women in Raleigh — to work in government buildings outside the prison until mid-April, the Charlotte Observer has learned.

Prisoner Natasha Purvis told the Observer that she and other inmates would load into crowded prison vans that took them to state Department of Public Safety office buildings in Raleigh.

For a dollar a day, they would clean and disinfect bathrooms, door handles, phones, light switches and elevator buttons. They would also clean and disinfect the offices of top DPS officials, including state prisons director Todd Ishee and DPS Secretary Erik Hooks.

Now, Purvis is among at least

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