Concerns

Uptick in Kent Co. COVID-19 cases concerns health officials

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent County Health Department has been reporting a rise in coronavirus cases. 

“Over the past seven days, we’ve averaged about 120 cases per day here in Kent County,” Brian Hartl, an epidemiologist at KCHD, said. “Over a trend of time, that’s the most we’ve seen since the start of this pandemic.”

Hartl said several factors could be behind this upward trend, including colder weather bringing more people indoors and confusion stemming from the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling against the governor’s executive orders.  

Although the orders have since been replaced with similar instruction on behalf of the state health department, Hartl says many people seem to be giving up on following the rules.  

“People could just be getting tired of COVID-19 and maybe just letting their guard down a little bit in terms of the precautions they’re taking,” he said.

Given the recent spike

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Calgary doctors fight back against concerns over privatizing health care in Alberta



a man holding a sign: Dr. Luanne Metz, founder of Eyes Forward campaign.


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Dr. Luanne Metz, founder of Eyes Forward campaign.

A Calgary doctor has started a campaign aimed at fighting possible privatization of health care in Alberta.

Dr. Luanne Metz is organizing volunteers to hit and streets of the Varsity neighbourhood to get a message across: a private health-care system in Alberta would end up hurting those who can least afford it.

“It drives up waitlist times because there is a finite number of people. So some of the providers move into the private system and you have fewer people to serve the public. It isn’t a happy situation,” said Metz.

Read more: Alberta health-care advocates warn more private surgeries could drive up costs

The Calgary neurologist has started a campaign backed by dozens of Alberta physicians.

They are worried about a proposal on the upcoming UCP AGM agenda from the Calgary-Varsity constituency that asks for

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2020 Election Live Updates: Despite Concerns of Health Experts, Trump Plans Rallies at White House and in Florida

Here’s what you need to know:

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President Trump is planning to host up to 2,000 people on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday for his first in-person event since he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, three people familiar with the plans said on Friday, and his campaign announced that he would hold a rally in Florida on Monday.

The president was expected to make remarks from one of the balconies at the White House to the crowd. More than 2,000 invitations went out for the event, according to one official.

The event, which was first reported by ABC News, continues Mr. Trump’s pattern of using the White House for political events, as he did with his speech to the

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3 Lingering Concerns About Trump’s Health Following Sunday’s Briefing

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President Trump’s medical team offered an upbeat assessment of the president’s health and even suggested Trump could be discharged from the hospital soon during a press conference Sunday, but there are still concerns about Trump’s health among the medical community at large, and questions about how transparent and upfront the president’s medical team is truly being.

Key Facts

Oxygen level: Trump’s doctors

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‘We did not create the pandemic’ | Knox County Board of Health addresses concerns about policy powers

On Monday, the Knox County Commission met to discuss a proposal that would limit the Board of Health’s regulation powers.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On Wednesday the Board of Health met after the Knox County Commission discussed a proposal that would limit the board’s powers to create regulations. After five hours of deliberations and public comments, the commission decided to hold off voting on the proposal until their next meeting on Sept. 28.

The proposed measure also said that Knox County citizens would not be arrested, cited or criminally prosecuted for not complying with an order from the Knox County Board of Health.

Kyle William Ward and Justin Biggs are co-sponsors of the proposal, according to officials. A separate online petition started Knox County citizens also expresses support for the Board of Health.

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Changing Regulations, Research Breakthroughs and Public Health Concerns

DUBLIN, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Voice of the Industry: Consumer Health” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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This report focuses on the consumer health industry, drawing on a Voice of the Industry survey of 449 professionals spanning geographies.

The ‘Voice of the Industry: Consumer Health’ global briefing examines the size, growth trends and potential opportunities in the Consumer Health market. The strategic analyses include assessing the impacts of changing regulations, research breakthroughs and public health concerns on both the market and leading companies. Consumer attitudes towards the products and their personal healthcare needs are also explored.

Product coverage: Allergy Care, Herbal/Traditional Products, OTC, Paediatric Consumer Health, Sports Nutrition, Vitamins and Dietary Supplements, Weight Management and Wellbeing.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

Key report benefits:

  • Get a detailed picture of the Consumer Health market;

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Brussels Report: Governments’ Concerns Rise About Pandemic Cyberattacks on Health Care

A surge in cyberattacks on medical facilities during the pandemic has alarmed national governments. The potential consequences were highlighted last week with the death of a woman after she was turned away from a German hospital that had been struck by ransomware.

“There is growing recognition that we need stronger protections… If coronavirus testing has to stop because computers freeze or are under ransomware or [denial-of-service cyberattacks] and can’t function properly for days or weeks, that can have serious repercussions for patients,” said Kubo Macak, a legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Medical institutions faced an onslaught of hacking attempts as the coronavirus spread this year, ranging from ransomware attacks on hospitals to espionage campaigns targeting pharmaceutical companies developing vaccines. Ransomware crippled servers at University Hospital Düsseldorf this month, prompting the hospital to send emergency patients to other facilities. One woman died during the delay in

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FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train: Children with clefts are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other serious oral health concerns | News

– Cleft lip and palate (clefts) are the most common birth difference of the face and mouth and impact the development of the mouth, gums, and palate.

– Regular and focused dental care should be integrated into cleft care to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.

– FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and Smile Train are releasing new Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health

GENEVA, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

The diverse team of healthcare providers caring for a patient with a

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Children with clefts are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other serious oral health concerns

– Cleft lip and palate (clefts) are the most common birth difference of the face and mouth and impact the development of the mouth, gums, and palate.

– Regular and focused dental care should be integrated into cleft care to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.

– FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and Smile Train are releasing new Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health

GENEVA, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

The diverse team of healthcare providers caring for a patient with a

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FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train: Children with clefts are at high risk for tooth decay, gum disease and other serious oral health concerns, Business News

– Cleft lip and palate (clefts) are the most common birth difference of the face and mouth and impact the development of the mouth, gums, and palate.

– Regular and focused dental care should be integrated into cleft care to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.

– FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) and Smile Train are releasing new Oral Health in Comprehensive Cleft Care guidelines to empower local cleft teams with training and resources to improve oral health

GENEVA, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

The diverse team of healthcare providers caring for a patient with a

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