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Which HCPs Are Most Likely to Get COVID Vaccine?

Source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200731/which-hcps-are-most-likely-to-get-covid-vaccine?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Medscape’s reader poll also found that few respondents think there will be a readily available vaccine by the end of 2020, but most think one will come by the end of 2021.

Source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200731/which-hcps-are-most-likely-to-get-covid-vaccine?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Medscape’s reader poll also found that few respondents think there will be a readily available vaccine by the end of 2020, but most think one will come by the end of 2021.

How to Survive Hard Times: 5 Lessons from Volunteering in a Hospital

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“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~Albert Einstein

Why do you want to do it? It was a question I was asked repeatedly by friends before I started my volunteering placement in a spinal injuries unit, the uncertainty in their eyes reflecting back their own fears around life-altering disability.

It was difficult to put into words what drew me to becoming a patient support volunteer. I was content in my job, had an active social life, hiked and swam every weekend, but still there was something missing. My own life felt sheltered, and I wanted to feel part of a bigger world where I could make a difference no matter how small.

So every Monday night I would dash out of work early, change into my volunteer t-shirt, scrub my hands, and join the nursing staff on …

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“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~Albert Einstein

Why do you want to do it? It was a question I was asked repeatedly by friends before I started my volunteering placement in a spinal injuries unit, the uncertainty in their eyes reflecting back their own fears around life-altering disability.

It was difficult to put into words what drew me to becoming a patient support volunteer. I was content in my job, had an active social life, hiked and swam every weekend, but still there was something missing. My own life felt sheltered, and I wanted to feel part of a bigger world where I could make a difference no matter how small.

So every Monday night I would dash out of work early, change into my volunteer t-shirt, scrub my hands, and join the nursing staff on …

We Are Mutating Coronavirus, but It Is Evolving Back

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/we-are-mutating-coronavirus-but-it-is-evolving-back/

Study reveals mutations of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may not be a random process, but instead, humans are mutating it as part of a defense mechanism to degrade the virus, but natural selection of the virus enables it to bounce back. The findings could help in the design of vaccines against the virus.

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/we-are-mutating-coronavirus-but-it-is-evolving-back/

Study reveals mutations of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may not be a random process, but instead, humans are mutating it as part of a defense mechanism to degrade the virus, but natural selection of the virus enables it to bounce back. The findings could help in the design of vaccines against the virus.

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Client and Caregiver Safety Remains Our Top Priority

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Image of a safety first banner.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the health and wellness of our clients and caregivers remains our top priority. Griswold Home Care offices are continuing to take every precaution to keep clients, caregivers, and staff safe and healthy.
In a previous blog post, we outlined the steps we’ve taken to ensure the safety of our clients and caregivers. We are closely monitoring both the <a href="https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/t/0/0/griswoldhomecare/~https://www.cdc.gov/c…

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Image of a safety first banner.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the health and wellness of our clients and caregivers remains our top priority. Griswold Home Care offices are continuing to take every precaution to keep clients, caregivers, and staff safe and healthy.
In a previous blog post, we outlined the steps we’ve taken to ensure the safety of our clients and caregivers. We are closely monitoring both the <a href="https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/t/0/0/griswoldhomecare/~https://www.cdc.gov/c…

Fun optical illusion to tease your mind

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/07/31/fun-optical-illusion-to-tease-your-mind/

The text above, in Japanese, says: “If it appears to rotate, RT🙂

You can quickly notice how the dots do not move at all … and how the effect takes place.

More fun illusions and brain teasers:

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2020/07/31/fun-optical-illusion-to-tease-your-mind/

The text above, in Japanese, says: “If it appears to rotate, RT🙂

You can quickly notice how the dots do not move at all … and how the effect takes place.

More fun illusions and brain teasers:

Self Esteem Brands Expands Scope of HeartFirst Charitable Foundation® to Advance Health, Wellbeing and Self-Esteem Worldwide; Announces Initial Major Gifts for 2020

Source https://www.clubindustry.com/press-releases/self-esteem-brands-expands-scope-heartfirst-charitable-foundation-r-to-advance

Self Esteem Brands Expands Scope of HeartFirst Charitable Foundation® to Advance Health, Wellbeing and Self-Esteem Worldwide; Announces Initial Major Gifts for 2020
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Fri, 07/31/2020 – 09:09




Source https://www.clubindustry.com/press-releases/self-esteem-brands-expands-scope-heartfirst-charitable-foundation-r-to-advance

Self Esteem Brands Expands Scope of HeartFirst Charitable Foundation® to Advance Health, Wellbeing and Self-Esteem Worldwide; Announces Initial Major Gifts for 2020
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Fri, 07/31/2020 – 09:09




Showing Up Even When You’re Not Feeling It

Source https://zenhabits.net/feeling-it/

By Leo Babauta

Some days, you’re just not feeling it. It’s not that you’re exhausted, it’s that you’re not in the mood to do the important task that’s in front of you.

You want to just go to distractions all day long, do anything but this thing you’re resisting.

I get it. I have these days too. And sometimes, the answer is just rest.

Other times, it’s useful to find a way to do the work anyway, because if we only do our important work when we feel like it, we might not ever get it done.

It’s useful to learn to do it even when we’re not feeling it.

But how do we do that?

The Mistaken Belief

Most of us have an expectation that we should feel in the mood to do something. We should be excited, rested, focused. And when we do it, it should be easy, comfortable, fun, pleasurable. Something like that.

That results, predictably, in running fro…

Source https://zenhabits.net/feeling-it/

By Leo Babauta

Some days, you’re just not feeling it. It’s not that you’re exhausted, it’s that you’re not in the mood to do the important task that’s in front of you.

You want to just go to distractions all day long, do anything but this thing you’re resisting.

I get it. I have these days too. And sometimes, the answer is just rest.

Other times, it’s useful to find a way to do the work anyway, because if we only do our important work when we feel like it, we might not ever get it done.

It’s useful to learn to do it even when we’re not feeling it.

But how do we do that?

The Mistaken Belief

Most of us have an expectation that we should feel in the mood to do something. We should be excited, rested, focused. And when we do it, it should be easy, comfortable, fun, pleasurable. Something like that.

That results, predictably, in running fro…

Update on Covid-19 among meatpacking workers: an American tragedy

Source https://www.foodpolitics.com/2020/07/update-on-covid-19-among-meatpacking-workers-an-american-tragedy/

Leah Douglas at the Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) is doing a great public service.  She has a website where she reports Covid-19 cases among workers in the food system.

These are not trivial.  As of July 24, she reports Covid-19 cases in:

  • 370 meatpacking plants
  • 139 food processing plants
  • 74 farms and production facilities

As for confirmed cases:

  • 37,197 meatpacking workers
  • 4,635 food processing workers
  • 4,927 farmworkers

She reports 188 deaths among these workers

  • 168 among meatpacking workers
  • 14 among food processing workers
  • 6 among farmworkers

Here’s what this looks like:

Wher…

Source https://www.foodpolitics.com/2020/07/update-on-covid-19-among-meatpacking-workers-an-american-tragedy/

Leah Douglas at the Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) is doing a great public service.  She has a website where she reports Covid-19 cases among workers in the food system.

These are not trivial.  As of July 24, she reports Covid-19 cases in:

  • 370 meatpacking plants
  • 139 food processing plants
  • 74 farms and production facilities

As for confirmed cases:

  • 37,197 meatpacking workers
  • 4,635 food processing workers
  • 4,927 farmworkers

She reports 188 deaths among these workers

  • 168 among meatpacking workers
  • 14 among food processing workers
  • 6 among farmworkers

Here’s what this looks like:

Wher…

Reviewing the Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease

Source https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/07/reviewing-the-mechanisms-of-alzheimers-disease/

The present understanding of Alzheimer’s disease is illustrative of a broader issue with aging in general, in that while there is considerable evidence to pin down specific pathological mechanisms in cells and tissues, it is hard to prove exactly how these mechanisms interact. What is cause, what is consequence. What is important, what is merely a side-effect of other, important processes. At present there is some upheaval in the Alzheimer’s research community based on the failure of amyloid-β clearance to produce meaningful benefits in patients. This may or may not disrupt the present thinking on the condition, that early <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy…

Source https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/07/reviewing-the-mechanisms-of-alzheimers-disease/

The present understanding of Alzheimer’s disease is illustrative of a broader issue with aging in general, in that while there is considerable evidence to pin down specific pathological mechanisms in cells and tissues, it is hard to prove exactly how these mechanisms interact. What is cause, what is consequence. What is important, what is merely a side-effect of other, important processes. At present there is some upheaval in the Alzheimer’s research community based on the failure of amyloid-β clearance to produce meaningful benefits in patients. This may or may not disrupt the present thinking on the condition, that early <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy…

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/flu-and-pneumonia-vaccinations-tied-to-lower-risk-of-alzheimers/

Flu (influenza) and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2020. Being vaccinated against influenza was associated with a 17% reduction in Alzheimer’s incidence. Pneumonia vaccinations given between the ages of 65 and 75, reduced Alzheimer’s risk by up to 40%.

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/flu-and-pneumonia-vaccinations-tied-to-lower-risk-of-alzheimers/

Flu (influenza) and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2020. Being vaccinated against influenza was associated with a 17% reduction in Alzheimer’s incidence. Pneumonia vaccinations given between the ages of 65 and 75, reduced Alzheimer’s risk by up to 40%.

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