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Russian national arrested for being a ’bogus’ dentist denied bail

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Johannesburg – The bogus dentist who had been operating for two years though he is not registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), has been denied bail.

Vladimir Jovanovic was arrested on Friday at Dr Abram Behr Fait’s dental practice in Dunkeld West Centre on Friday.

This was after it was found he has been practising as a dentist at the practice since 2018 and that Dr Fait had not been practising there from March this year.

Jovanovic appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was denied bail as police are still trying to verify his citizenship.

The HPCSA’s Eric Mphaphuli said it was established Jovanovic was a Russian citizen who grew up in Zimbabwe. As it is, he said, it was not yet known how long he has been in South Africa.

“We are not sure if he has ever been to a dental school but all we know is that he is not registered with the HPCSA,” he said.

Mphaphuli said it was a tip off from the community that led to Jovanovic’s arrest.

He said people who used to visit the dental practice where Jovanovic was arrested where surprised when Fait was no longer there.

Suddenly Jovanovic was the one who took over and they were not sure of who he was and informed the HPCSA..

Fait was not present at the time that Jovanovic was arrested and charged with contravening Section 17(1)(a) of the Health Professions Act, (Act 56 of 1974).

The HPCSA has referred Fait to the Medical and Dental Professions Board to take disciplinary action again him for allegedly employing or allowed an unregistered person to practise at his practice while not registered with Council.

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MYXfitness Is The First At-Home Fitness Brand to Integrate National News, Plus a Full Suite of Revolutionary Content On Its Platform

MYX’s member research shows content variety outside of structured workouts is becoming an important factor in what people crave as they tackle fitness at home. While on-demand, one-on-one coaching is essential, catching up on the news, virtually exploring an exotic locale or discovering motivational content, might be what the day calls for. MYX Media provides members those options and more, while still integrating heart-rate data as a powerful measure and motivator.

“Adding MYX Media to our one-on-one coaching and customized heart-rate training, further positions MYX as the most personalized experience in at-home fitness,” says Heberto Calves, President of MYXfitness. “The fitness-tech industry at large seems disproportionately focused on the competitive, ‘workout to win’ consumer. The MYX content and experience speak to the 58% of the market that identifies as ‘workout for life’. These consumers are looking for real results for real life and have asked for options, beyond coaching content, to stay motivated and engaged. MYX Media provides those options and redefines what people should expect from the at-home fitness experience.”

At launch, MYX Media will include:

  • News Streaming: Straightforward, opinion-free, 24/7 news from MYX’s partner Newsy. This partnership allows members to conveniently stream the news to stay informed on important headlines, while squeezing in a workout from the comfort of their own home. For Newsy’s full programming lineup, visit newsy.com/tv-schedule/.
  • Mat Chats: Original interview series with industry and subject-matter experts hosted by MYX Coaches. The series explores fitness, health and wellness topics that the MYX community will learn about together. It empowers members with information, tools and options on a number of subjects ranging from debunking nutrition myths and healthy relationships to sticking to your fitness goals and sleep.
  • Coach Diaries: Intimate interviews with MYX Coaches who share personal stories about their real lives to strengthen the bond between coaches and members. In each episode, a MYX Coach reveals how fitness and movement helped them get through personal obstacles like body image, sobriety, divorce, anxiety and more.
  • Scenic Rides: A series of exotic, scenic rides for virtual travels to far away locales such as New Zealand, Northern Italy, Hawaii and more. The timed rides offer an immersive, self-paced alternative to coach-led workouts with amazing views as you pedal across the Pacific Northwest, Costa Rica or the Chilean Patagonia.

MYX Media features (Newsy, Mat Chats, Coach Diaries, Scenic Rides) go live October 27, 2020. For interviews, access to content or demos please contact [email protected].  

About MYXfitness

MYXfitness delivers a smarter simpler way for all people to make fitness part of their daily lives. The brand’s cornerstone products, The MYX and The MYX Plus, offer professional-quality equipment at an affordable price, hundreds of on-demand classes, combined with expert coaching on a digital platform, designed to improve endurance, strength, mobility and flexibility. Using science-backed methods, MYXfitness utilizes proprietary heart rate technology and cross-training, brought to life through positive

Capital Health Earns National Recognition for Excellence in Stroke Care

Capital Health Earns National Recognition for Excellence in Stroke Care

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TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 9, 2020

Capital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Capital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

“When the residents of our community need the most advanced stroke care in the region, they look to Capital Health,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health. “Over the last decade, we have made an unparalleled commitment to providing high level stroke care. Our recognition through the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Stroke initiative at RMC demonstrates that we never stop working to improve the high quality of care we offer our stroke patients.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of adult disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and more than 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

Capital Health Regional Medical Center earned the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions

Additionally, RMC received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

Capital Health Regional Medical Center, located in Trenton, New Jersey, is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region certified by The Joint Commission, and one of only nine such hospitals in New Jersey. As part of Capital Health’s Capital Institute for Neurosciences, it is available for patients who require the most advanced treatments for neurovascular and stroke care including neuroendovascular, neurosurgical and stroke services. In addition, Capital Health launched its innovative Mobile Stroke Unit in early 2017, designed to bring time-critical stroke care to patients at their home, or wherever it is dispatched to assess them. When it first went into service, Capital Health’s Mobile Stroke Unit

CDC Study Details ‘Urgent Need’ to Address Coronavirus Spread Among Young Adults | National News

Coronavirus cases among young adults are on the rise, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there is an “urgent need” to address the trend.

In a study released on Friday, the CDC examined 767 hotspot counties identified during June and July and found that increases in the percent of positive tests among people 24 and younger were followed by several weeks of increasing positivity rates in those aged 25 and older. The trend was particularly true in the South and West.

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Making the findings even more concerning is the fact that a jump in the positivity rate of older age groups is “likely to result in more hospitalizations, severe illnesses, and deaths,” according to CDC.

“There is an urgent need to address transmission among young adult populations, especially given recent increases in COVID-19 incidence among young adults,” the study said.

CDC published a separate, small study on Friday that identified common drivers of behavior that might influence risk for COVID-19 exposure among young adults in Wisconsin. The list included: social or peer pressure, perceived severity of disease outcome and exposure to misinformation, conflicting messages or opposing views regarding masks.

During interviews, young adults said they felt social or peer pressure to not wear a mask and reported receiving “negative reactions” or “odd looks” from people while wearing a mask.

The study said the finding “further underscores the importance of providing clear and consistent messages regarding need for and effectiveness of masks.”

Last week, CDC reported that coronavirus infections among young adults jumped from August to September, with the agency concluding that some of the increase was likely due to colleges and universities resuming in-person classes.

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Broadway Icon Jennifer Holliday’s 60th Birthday Virtual Concert to Support National Affordable Housing Program

As a part of her 60th birthday celebration, Broadway’s Original Dreamgirl has partnered with AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) to produce a 2-hour virtual concert event that will support the Healthy Housing Foundation

In recognition of her 60th birthday, Broadway’s original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday, has partnered with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) to produce a 90-minute virtual concert event, scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020, starting at 8:00pm (EST). Tickets, which can be purchased at stellartickets.com, are $20 and $60 for VIP tickets, which includes a virtual meet & greet. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Healthy Housing Foundation, and their critical work in helping individuals and families move from homelessness to housing and providing truly accessible affordable housing for low-income families.

Joined by a six-piece band, Holliday will perform hits from the musical Dreamgirls, a tribute to her childhood idol, Aretha Franklin, and original songs from her diverse repertoire of recordings. The concert will also feature special messages from an array of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Mariah Carey, Loretta DeVine, Sheryl Lee Ralph and many more.

“Our country is experiencing an affordable housing crisis at epidemic proportions. The Healthy Housing Foundation is committed to using innovative strategies to not only move individuals and families from homelessness to housing, but to also increase truly affordable housing for our most vulnerable population,” stated Anita Castille, AHF Vice-President, “AHF and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition is so pleased to partner with the original Dreamgirl to not only celebrate her 60th birthday, but to have a party with a purpose.”

Most recently seen by audiences from across the globe in her earth-shattering portrayal of Shug Avery in the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple, two-time Tony and Grammy award-winning artist Jennifer Holliday landed her first big role on Broadway in 1979 at age 19, in the production of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God the same day she auditioned for the show. Only two years later, at age 21, she would land the iconic role of Effie White in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, which introduced her soul-stirring vocal abilities to audiences across the globe. Having originated the role of Effie, she remained with the show for nearly four years after its December 20, 1981 opening. During this time, Holliday’s sweep of awards included the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, a Grammy Award and Drama Desk and Theater World awards for her acting performance. Since winning the Tony in 1982 for her performance in Dreamgirls—as well as a Grammy for her pop cover of the anthem “And I Am Telling You”—Holliday has gone on to reprise her performance as Effie White numerous times, including on tour and at the Muny in 2012. Over her extraordinary career, spanning four decades, she has performed in the touring company of Sing, Mahalia, Sing, starred

The Washington Post to serve as media partner for National Press Club’s Help The Heroes campaign

The Washington Post to serve as media partner for National Press Club’s Help The Heroes campaign

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Press Club announced at a recent news conference that The Washington Post would serve as an official media partner for the Club’s Help The Heroes campaign, a program designed to help front line medical workers at Howard University Hospital and feed the fight against COVID-19 by providing hospital staff with nutritious take-home meals.

The Washington Post to serve as media partner for National Press Club’s Help The Heroes campaign
The Washington Post to serve as media partner for National Press Club’s Help The Heroes campaign

The Washington Post has pledged to contribute advertising support for the campaign, including a full-page ad that ran in today’s newspaper.

“Help The Heroes is all about neighbors helping neighbors in this time of need,” said National Press Club President Michael Freedman. “So we are grateful and honored to have the backing and support of The Washington Post – one of the most respected newspapers in the country and a pillar of the DC community.”

According to a recent article in The Washington Post, hospitals are preparing for a nightmare scenario this fall when flu patients and COVID-19 patients may swamp hospital wards. There is appropriate concern that this will exhaust the staff. “I worry the most about the ability of the workforce to step into the ring again. Adrenaline can only take you so far,” said Dr. Brandan Carr of Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Help The Heroes is funded by donations from corporations, foundations and non-profits. Donations for Help The Heroes go to the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club’s affiliated 501c-3. To learn more about Help The Heroes or to make a contribution, please visit: http://www.press.org/hth 

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists with more than 3,000 members. The Club speaks out on press freedom issues and annually recognizes journalists at risk at home and abroad with the John Aubuchon Award for Press Freedom.

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Trump Returns to Oval Office While Infected With Coronavirus | National News

President Donald Trump, who announced he tested positive for the coronavirus less than a week ago, returned to the Oval Office on Wednesday.

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According to the White House, Trump was being briefed on Hurricane Delta in the Gulf of Mexico and stimulus talks, which he has delivered conflicting messages about this week. The president returned from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to the White House on Monday evening where he removed his mask and posed for photos.

Chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that if Trump “decides to go to the Oval, we’ve got safety protocols there.”

Trump’s doctor on Wednesday released a statement on the president’s health, saying he reports feeling great and has no coronavirus symptoms.

Lab work from Monday detected antibodies in Trump’s system that were not detectable as of last Thursday, Dr. Sean Conley said. However, Trump was administered an experimental antibody combination from Regeneron last week, and Conley did not address what role that treatment could play in the lab results.

A Regeneron spokeswoman told The New York Times that “given the volume of IgG antibodies delivered in our therapy, and the timing of these tests, it is likely that the second test is detecting” antibodies from the treatment.

Trump’s current treatment regimen is unclear. He was scheduled to receive a final dose of remdesivir on Tuesday, but his doctor did not mention the treatment in his brief updates Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention generally recommends a person who had coronavirus can resume being around others 10 days after symptom onset if they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the help of medication and other symptoms are improving.

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Kamala Harris should make Mike Pence debate Christian values

Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate probably shouldn’t be happening. With coronavirus spreading quickly through the Trump administration, Mike Pence may pose a legitimate health risk to Kamala Harris and the debate’s moderator, USA Today’s Susan Page. Given those real dangers, the Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to move the candidates from standing seven to now 13 feet apart and has approved the installation of a plexiglass barrier between Harris and Pence. Pence’s team, as Politico reported on Monday, opposed the barrier. “If Sen. Harris wants to use a fortress around herself, have at it,” Pence’s spokeswoman, Katie Miller, mockingly responded to the decision.That response is completely in keeping with how dangerously this administration, especially Trump, has downplayed the pandemic, even at its own peril. Trump’s taunting of Biden at last week’s presidential debate for his mask wearing, we now know, came just hours before the president tested positive for the virus.Pence is unlikely to show such bluster on Wednesday night. While most of Trump world has used the president’s COVID-19 diagnosis to extravagantly extol his superhuman status and aggressively attack reporters asking legitimate questions about his condition, the sanctimonious Pence will likely take a different tack, piously praising Trump’s medical team and thanking the American people for their prayers. In an administration full of crooks and con men, Pence has always dutifully played the part of innocent choir boy.That’s been his role from the start. Back in 2016, Trump picked Pence, a failing governor of a small state, as his running mate for the sole purpose of bolstering his standing with white evangelicals. If religious conservatives felt unsure about voting for the thrice-married casino magnate and serial adulterer, Pence’s presence on the ticket convinced many — or at least provided them with a handy excuse — to vote for Trump. We may never know if Trump really needed Pence to capture the 81 percent of white evangelicals who voted for him in 2016. But their continued fervent enthusiasm for the president — they remain Trump’s strongest base of support — suggests Pence has never been the difference maker.Still, the overly-ambitious Pence knows what works with the base. “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order,” Pence often likes to dramatically say, a line that is as unctuous as it is untrue. But even if he doesn’t use those gimmicky words tonight, Harris, the former prosecutor, should hold them up as a damning indictment against Pence. Nearly four years into the administration, Pence has shown that more than anything, he’s a Trumper through and through, a willing accomplice to the president’s worst habits and actions rather than a consistent voice for any real principles, Christian or otherwise.With more than 200,000 Americans dead from coronavirus, Pence’s exaggerated religiosity may strike many Americans as particularly galling. The cruel indifference the Trump administration has shown to the suffering of ordinary Americans, not only in this pandemic but especially so,

Depleted National Stockpile Contributed to COVID PPE Shortage

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When President Donald Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, he became one of 7.4 million people in America infected by the coronavirus. That number includes around 1,000 health care workers who have died from the virus — some of whom were left without essential personal protective equipment, or PPE.

Why was the U.S. left scrambling for such critical supplies — and why do problems persist now, months into the pandemic?

A new investigative documentary from FRONTLINE, The Associated Press and the Global Reporting Centre offers some answers. Premiering Tuesday, Oct. 6 on PBS and online, America’s Medical Supply Crisis traces unheeded warnings and their deadly consequences.

“This is deplorable,” Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association, says in the film. “When you stop and think that we send soldiers into battle with the equipment that they need. Yet we were asking nurses to do the exact same thing, but without the equipment that they needed. There’s a failure in the system. I think those who are in position to ensure that the supply chain was being maintained, they failed us big time.”

Over seven months of interviewing manufacturers and government officials, analyzing records and tracking key medical supplies, AP investigative reporters Juliet Linderman and Martha Mendoza, along with producer Peter Klein of the Global Reporting Centre and his team, found missed opportunities to prevent that failure stretching across several presidential administrations — including chances to invest in domestic manufacturing rather than relying on supplies made in China, as well as neglecting to substantially replenish the Strategic National Stockpile, or SNS.

Intended as a fallback for covering medical-equipment needs in times of crises, the SNS is a set of government-run warehouses filled with medical supplies, such as ventilators and N95 respirator masks. The Obama administration distributed those supplies on a mass scale during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

“During H1N1, we sent out personal protective equipment that we had stocked for a pandemic influenza event, ahead of a great deal of disease spread, so it was already in place,” Greg Burel, who ran the SNS from 2007 until 2020, says in the above clip from the film. “We showed we could get that material out rapidly, and it could be made available.”

But after H1N1 subsided, neither Congress, the Obama White House, nor the subsequent Trump administration moved to substantially refill the stockpile — leaving a depleted stash of the N95 masks that would prove essential in protecting health care workers in the fight against COVID.

“You can’t be prepared if you’re not funded to be prepared,” Burel says. When asked why the SNS didn’t receive appropriations for fully replacing the stockpile following H1N1, he says: “You’d really have to ask the Congress.”

As the documentary finds, sources both inside and outside the government had raised alarms, pre-COVID, about leaving the nation and its front-line health care workers without a PPE safety net. But in the absence of an acute crisis, fully replenishing the stockpile was not

Gateway Family YMCA to join National Senior Health & Fitness Day celebration

The Gateway Family YMCA and Shaping Eastern Union County will join an estimated 1,000 local groups nationwide to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The YMCA is offering free virtual programs with registration available at www.tgfymca.org/events.

According to Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA, “National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the perfect opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to lead healthier lives through wellness, nutrition and programs designed specifically to meet their needs. This is even more important today while we are practicing social distancing and may not be as active as usual.”

During National Senior Health and Fitness Day, participants will join with an estimated 100,000 older adults across the country participating in local virtual activities to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical activity, good nutrition and preventative care.

Throughout the day, the community is invited to visit The Gateway Family YMCA’s Facebook page for helpful resources, information and updates and discussions at www.facebook.com/GatewayFamilyY.

For more information on National Senior Health and Fitness Day at The Gateway Family YMCA visit www.tgfymca.org or email [email protected]

Shaping Eastern Union County works to improve the health and well-being of county residents and creating strategies to support improved health, nutrition and physical activity for all. Shaping Elizabeth, Shaping Rahway and Shaping Union are also sponsoring the event.

In addition to National Senior Health and Fitness Day events, The Gateway Family YMCA has been providing virtual chronic disease self-management programs free to the local community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested participants can also register for the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM) and the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) at www.tgfymca.org.

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