Sani Professional announces EPA submission of 3 products after promising results against SARS-CoV-2 virus | News

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sani Professional, the food safety division of Professional Disposables International (PDI), announced that three of its products have demonstrated effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 virus: No-Rinse Sanitizing Wipes, No-Rinse Sanitizing Spray and Disinfecting Wipes. The test was conducted by Microbac Laboratories, a premier 3rd party testing laboratory.

Sani Professional has announced that three of its products have demonstrated effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Microbac released the following test results against the SARS-CoV-2 virus: No-Rinse Sanitizing Wipes and No-Rinse Sanitizing Spray delivered a 3-log reduction against the virus in 1 minute. Disinfecting Wipes demonstrated a 3-log reduction against the virus in 3 minutes. All three Sani Professional products were tested in compliance with “Disinfectants for Use on Environmental Surfaces, Guidance for Efficacy Testing.” 

These latest results are currently being evaluated by the EPA.

“As a company deeply rooted in the prevention of

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Employees: Learn what’s different in medical, dental coverage during open enrollment: News at IU: Indiana University

Indiana University’s open enrollment period is from Oct. 26 to Nov. 6. The enrollment period is earlier this year to accommodate the changes in IU’s academic calendar due to COVID-19.

During the annual event, IU employees can make changes to their medical and dental insurance, add or remove eligible dependents, determine their needs for their Health Savings Account contribution, decide whether to save money through the Tax Saver Benefit plans, and review and change their personal accident insurance coverage.

Informational mailers were sent to all benefits-eligible employees at their home address earlier this month. Additional information is available from Human Resources. Though not sent via campus mail this year, the traditional informational Open Enrollment Guide is available digitally on the HR website.

No benefits fairs or on-campus presentations are planned because of COVID-19. Instead, HR will offer live webinars as well as an on-demand webinar. Employees can also contact askHR

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WA Health Care Providers Prepare as Flu Season COVID 19 Converge / Public News Service

Lower than usual flu activity in the Southern Hemisphere could be a good sign for the United States as winter approaches. (DimaBerlin/Adobe Stock)

October 14, 2020

SEATTLE — Health professionals are concerned about the overlap this winter of flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic, and are asking that people prepare themselves.

Raj Sundar, a family-medicine physician for Kaiser Permanente in Burien, said colder weather will make it especially tricky for avoiding coronavirus and the flu as activities move inside. He said there’s also concern about how the viruses will interact with each other.

“There are a lot of complications that can happen if you not only get the flu and the coronavirus or COVID-19 at the same time,” he said, “but we know if you experience the flu that you are prone to complications if you subsequently contract COVID-19.”

While there’s not yet a vaccine for COVID-19, Sundar pointed out

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Mountain Health hospitals revert to ‘no visitation’ policy | Wc News

HUNTINGTON — Mountain Health Network announced Monday that, as of 6 p.m., its “no visitation” policy will again be in effect for both Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center due to an increase in community spread of COVID-19.

“This was a difficult decision, as we know the importance family plays in a patient’s recovery. But after considering what was best for our patients and employees, it was a decision we had to make,” said Dr. Hoyt Burdick, chief clinical officer for Mountain Health Network, in a release. “As community spread increases, we must adapt our policies in order to preserve everyone’s safety. We truly appreciate the community’s understanding and cooperation.”

The following restrictions are in place for both hospitals until further notice:

  • No one will be permitted to accompany or visit a patient in the hospital with few exceptions. This restriction also applies to many persons previously considered
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Maternal mental health focus of upcoming conference | Local News

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Demonstrators march in June to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital for maternal justice in Madison. Black women are more likely than white women to have preterm births and to give birth to babies with low birthweight, which can have long-term implications for a child’s future development.   

The 2020 Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Conference, to be held online this month and hosted in Madison, will look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected diverse communities in politics, business, incarceration, preventive services and health care.

Organizer Shonita Roach, of Madison, said the event, held for the first time last October in Milwaukee, aims to bring awareness to the mental health needs of pregnant women and mothers from various cultures and to services available to help them. Many women suffer postpartum depression or other problems in silence, said Roach, whose 21-month-old son died in Chicago in 2002.


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Barrett faces senators on health care, legal precedent; Defiant Trump defends record at rally; and more | National News

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Let’s get caught up.

These headlines are in the news this morning: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is set to face senators’ questions; President Trump is as defiant as ever in his first rally after contracting the coronavirus; and Trump and Joe Biden both seek to tie themselves to popular infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.


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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Barrett to face senators on health care, legal precedent

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will face senators’ questions over her approach to health care, legal precedent and even the presidential election during a second day of confirmation hearings on track to

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Borrego Health Revitalizes Patient Experience in the COVID-19 Era with Yext Answers | News

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud company, today announced its expanded work with Borrego Health, one of the largest non-profit Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the United States, to power the health system’s website with Yext Answers.

In the wake of COVID-19, Yext Answers, Yext’s revolutionary site search product, has enabled Borrego Health to better understand the complex questions its patients ask on its website and provide up-to-date, official answers about testing locations, availability of telehealth services, special hours of operation, and more. The revamped site search experience also includes a special Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plugin that surfaces the latest official information related to the pandemic.

“More than ever, healthcare organizations need to ensure they can provide quick and easy access to accurate information about COVID-19,” said Carrie Liken, Head of Industry for Healthcare

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“Battered American Syndrome” is Creating a Mental Health Crisis According to Psychotherapist Podcaster Dr. Stephanie Knarr | News

LAUREL, Md., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Stephanie Knarr first started using the term “Battered American Syndrome” on a recent episode of her Podcast: Dr. Stephanie Show’s Podcast. In addition to the mental health crisis caused by COVID isolation, symptoms of Battered American Syndrome are common, putting Americans at an even greater risk for suicide.

COVID pressures have put more Americans at risk for mental health episodes, and suicide rates have increased dramatically since March.

In addition, Dr. Stephanie Knarr says she also sees many Americans with symptoms that are not unlike Battered Woman’s Syndrome. Most people are familiar with symptoms of Battered Woman’s Syndrome: feelings of helplessness, panic attacks, lowered self-esteem, and damaged relationships with friends and family. These symptoms are common among women who are in a mentally abusive relationship with an intimate partner who gaslights her, threatens to take away her livelihood, and possibly even

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Health professionals see rise in mammograms after drop due to pandemic | News

Valley hospitals are seeing an increase in mammograms this fall as women return to clinics for vital screenings many delayed during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Officials at both Evangelical Community Hospital and Geisinger said the number of mammograms dropped significantly in the spring, a trend that was seen nationally. In an interview earlier this month, Dr. Ned Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, said some clinics in the U.S. have seen a 95% decline in mammography.

“For a disease like breast cancer, that’s really important,” Sharpless said. “Stage is the major determinant of outcome in breast cancer.”

“If you have regular screenings with mammograms, you can catch it very early,” said Geisinger’s Dr. Monica Froicu. “You can go to a biopsy, have surgery without chemotherapy. If a woman is discovered in Stage 1 or Stage 2, there is a 99 percent survival. If we can detect it when it’s so

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Health Matters: Artificial intelligence is changing modern medicine | News, Sports, Jobs

Conway McLean, DPM, Journal columnist