Should I Go For It Even If I Have No Symptoms? : Goats and Soda : NPR

COVID-19 causes a mild illness in many people. But some people may be at higher risk for having severe symptoms from COVID-19. A recent study found that 88% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had more than one chronic condition,* and other factors can also increase your risk.

You may be at high risk if you:

  • Are 65 or older
  • Live in a long-term care facility
  • Have an ongoing serious health condition, such as:
    • Lung disease or asthma
    • Heart conditions
    • High blood pressure
    • Severe obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Kidney or liver disease
    • A weakened immune system
    • Cancer treatment
  • Smoke or vape tobacco/nicotine or marijuana (Kaiser Permanente members can get help quitting

 
If you have an ongoing health condition, here are some ways you can help keep yourself safe.

  • Stay home as much as you can.
  • Have supplies on hand, like food, household items, medical supplies, and over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect
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Trump Tries to Sink Twitter, His Oldest Enabler

COVID-19 causes a mild illness in many people. But some people may be at higher risk for having severe symptoms from COVID-19. A recent study found that 88% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had more than one chronic condition,* and other factors can also increase your risk.

You may be at high risk if you:

  • Are 65 or older
  • Live in a long-term care facility
  • Have an ongoing serious health condition, such as:
    • Lung disease or asthma
    • Heart conditions
    • High blood pressure
    • Severe obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Kidney or liver disease
    • A weakened immune system
    • Cancer treatment
  • Smoke or vape tobacco/nicotine or marijuana (Kaiser Permanente members can get help quitting

 
If you have an ongoing health condition, here are some ways you can help keep yourself safe.

  • Stay home as much as you can.
  • Have supplies on hand, like food, household items, medical supplies, and over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect
Read More
Posted on 4 days ago

The Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupts Opioid Addiction Treatments In Philadelphia : Shots

COVID-19 causes a mild illness in many people. But some people may be at higher risk for having severe symptoms from COVID-19. A recent study found that 88% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had more than one chronic condition,* and other factors can also increase your risk.

You may be at high risk if you:

  • Are 65 or older
  • Live in a long-term care facility
  • Have an ongoing serious health condition, such as:
    • Lung disease or asthma
    • Heart conditions
    • High blood pressure
    • Severe obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Kidney or liver disease
    • A weakened immune system
    • Cancer treatment
  • Smoke or vape tobacco/nicotine or marijuana (Kaiser Permanente members can get help quitting

 
If you have an ongoing health condition, here are some ways you can help keep yourself safe.

  • Stay home as much as you can.
  • Have supplies on hand, like food, household items, medical supplies, and over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect
Read More
Posted on 4 days ago

Protecting those at high risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19

COVID-19 causes a mild illness in many people. But some people may be at higher risk for having severe symptoms from COVID-19. A recent study found that 88% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had more than one chronic condition,* and other factors can also increase your risk.

You may be at high risk if you:

  • Are 65 or older
  • Live in a long-term care facility
  • Have an ongoing serious health condition, such as:
    • Lung disease or asthma
    • Heart conditions
    • High blood pressure
    • Severe obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Kidney or liver disease
    • A weakened immune system
    • Cancer treatment
  • Smoke or vape tobacco/nicotine or marijuana (Kaiser Permanente members can get help quitting

 
If you have an ongoing health condition, here are some ways you can help keep yourself safe.

  • Stay home as much as you can.
  • Have supplies on hand, like food, household items, medical supplies, and over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect
Read More
Posted on 4 days ago

Should I Go For It Even If I Have No Symptoms? : Goats and Soda : NPR

A woman is tested for COVID-19 at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City earlier this month.

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A woman is tested for COVID-19 at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City earlier this month.

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Earlier in this pandemic, the shortage of tests for coronavirus was a major problem in fighting the spread of COVID-19. The shortage was such that many hospitals and clinics would only test someone who had traveled to a country with an outbreak, had a known exposure to a positive case or showed symptoms of the disease.

But access to tests has improved significantly, and in some places, people can now get tested without having to demonstrate any symptoms at all. So if you can get tested, should you?

The answer is a little complicated. One

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Trump Tries to Sink Twitter, His Oldest Enabler

You can be forgiven for forgetting—especially after his “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet, sent out while cities burned—that Trump’s personal Twitter feed occasionally suggests normality. With the approach of Memorial Day last weekend, he was retweeting a series of public service announcements from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS … Wash your hands often …. Be mindful of social distancing this Memorial Day weekend …”

The tweets wafted through in late afternoon, evoking the languor of approaching dusk. For a moment, the illusion of a public-spirited chief executive rises up, encouraging his fellow citizens with paternal care, alert to alarms that might upset the commonwealth but eager to give reassurance. Night fell.

OBAMAGATE! screamed a tweet suddenly. It was 11 p.m. The tweet was followed violently by the next: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupts Opioid Addiction Treatments In Philadelphia : Shots

Rosalind Pichardo advertises a daily food giveaway service in the heart of Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, where more people die of opioid overdoses than any other area in the city.

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Rosalind Pichardo advertises a daily food giveaway service in the heart of Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, where more people die of opioid overdoses than any other area in the city.

Nina Feldman/ WHYY

Before Philadelphia shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Ed had a routine: most mornings he would head to a nearby McDonald’s to brush his teeth, wash his face and — when he had the money — buy a cup of coffee. He would bounce between homeless shelters, and try to get a shower. But since businesses closed and many shelters stopped taking new admissions, Ed has been mostly shut off from that routine.

He’s still living

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Protecting those at high risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19

COVID-19 causes a mild illness in many people. But some people may be at higher risk for having severe symptoms from COVID-19. A recent study found that 88% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had more than one chronic condition,* and other factors can also increase your risk.

You may be at high risk if you:

  • Are 65 or older
  • Live in a long-term care facility
  • Have an ongoing serious health condition, such as:
    • Lung disease or asthma
    • Heart conditions
    • High blood pressure
    • Severe obesity
    • Diabetes
    • Kidney or liver disease
    • A weakened immune system
    • Cancer treatment
  • Smoke or vape tobacco/nicotine or marijuana (Kaiser Permanente members can get help quitting

 
If you have an ongoing health condition, here are some ways you can help keep yourself safe.

  • Stay home as much as you can.
  • Have supplies on hand, like food, household items, medical supplies, and over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect
Read More

How to Create Written Content People Want to Read

Imagine these two all-too-common scenarios.

Scenario 1:

Your health coaching client receives a push notification on their phone. “New: You’ve Got a Newsletter from Your Health Coach!” Without even opening it, he pushes DELETE. 

Scenario 2: 

A woman is browsing the web in search of information online about mindful eating. She comes across dozens of blog posts written by nutritionists, health coaches, foodies, and doctors. Among the choices is the blog you wrote detailing your experience with mindful eating, but you don’t get a click from her—not even the title catches her attention. 

Clearly, both scenarios described above are precisely what you want to avoid after you’ve invested time and money into creating content that is meant to drive engagement and sales.  

If you feel like this is happening to you, and your digital marketing strategy has a sales component driven by content engagement, then it is time to revise

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