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Feed Your Lifestyle: What Does Your Plate Say About You?

We all associate differently to food. Therefore, not every plate looks the same. What we choose to eat can be influenced by so many different things – culture, mood, environment, money, age, who we are eating with, and more.

At Baptist Health South Florida, we believe in using food as medicine. Food should nourish the body and help it function at its best. March is National Nutrition Month and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging Americans to “Personalize Your Plate.

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Does insurance cover COVID-19 shutdowns? A Chicago ruling offers businesses hope

A Chicago federal judge has rejected a bid by Society Insurance to toss a mountain of lawsuits filed by Billy Goat Tavern, Purple Pig, Lettuce Entertain You and other businesses hit hard by the pandemic, a departure from recent rulings in other courts that sided with insurance companies.

The Monday ruling gives hope to dozens of restaurants, bars and other businesses — including many in Chicago and its suburbs — whose claims for business interruption insurance were denied by the company after COVID-19 and government-mandated shutdowns forced them to close or severely curtail operations. Their cases can now move forward in court.

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Patient Stabs Doctor in Face and Head Inside Pennsylvania Hospital

A doctor is recovering after she was stabbed in the face and head inside Pennsylvania Hospital.

Police say the doctor was treating a patient inside the hospital on 800 Spruce Street on Tuesday when the patient stabbed her multiple times. The doctor is currently in stable condition while the patient was arrested.

A Penn Medicine spokesperson told NBC10 the hospital is working closely with Philadelphia police in response to the incident and that the doctor received immediate care.

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Mental Health

Supreme Court agrees to review Trump rule on immigrants needing government aid

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will review a Trump administration limit on accepting immigrants considered likely to become overly dependent on government benefit programs.

The Department of Homeland Security announced in 2019 that it would expand the definition of “public charge” to be applied to people whose immigration could be denied because of a concern that they would primarily depend on the government for their income.

In the past, that was largely based on an assessment that an immigrant would be dependent upon cash benefits. But the Trump administration proposed to broaden the definition to include non-cash benefits, such as Medicaid, supplemental nutrition aid and federal housing assistance.

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New York attorney general sues Amazon over Covid-19 shortfalls

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Inc on Tuesday over its handling of worker safety issues around the Covid-19 pandemic at two warehouses, just days after the retailer filed its own lawsuit seeking to block her case.

In a complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan, James said Amazon’s drive for faster growth and higher profits led to its “flagrant disregard” of steps needed to protect workers from the coronavirus at a Staten Island fulfillment center and a Queens distribution center, both in New York City.

James also accused Amazon of illegally retaliating when employees began to complain, including last March when it fired activist Christian Smalls purportedly for violating a paid quarantine when he led a protest over conditions at the Staten Island warehouse.

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Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin may provide Covid-19 immunity for 12 months

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, may provide immunity against the disease for nine to 12 months, as per the mathematical calculations.

Covaxin’s approval in India faced criticism, especially when used for inoculating healthcare workers during Phase I of the vaccination drive, IANS reported.

The vaccine approval came even before the release of Phase III trial data.

IANS quoted AIIMS Bhopal and Jammu president YK Gupta as saying: “Covaxin was approved for emergency use and the data from Phase I and Phase II trials, and the ongoing Phase III trials, suggest that it is safe and effective, and by March-end tentatively, the data from Phase III trials will be available to establish its efficacy.”

“The vaccine is being given to lakhs of people, and there are hardly any serious side-effects. No death has been caused by Covaxin so far.”

A drug regulator gives approval if the efficacy of the drug is more than 50%, which was the case for Covaxin.

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11 Ways To Identify The Best Tech Solutions For An Agency

With the volume of technology available, agency leaders face a tough challenge in figuring out what the best solutions for their organizations are. Introducing new technology that doesn’t meet your needs, or adopting tools without properly training the employees who will use them, is a waste of money.

Whenever a company invests in technology, it should bring an immediate benefit to the employees and the business as a whole. Below, 11 leaders from Forbes Agency Council offer their best advice on how to identify the most viable and valuable technological solutions for your agency.

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Largest COVID Workplace Outbreak Doubles in Size, Despite Safety Measures

The LA area plant that makes the iconic “Dodger Dogs” is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 that continues to multiply exponentially, according to LA County public health records examined by the NBC4 I-Team.

At least 779 workers at the Farmer John meat processing plant in Vernon have been infected with COVID. That’s double the number of cases reported just six weeks ago.

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770 — which represents most of the workers there — says more than half the plant has tested positive for the virus.

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By looking the other way, pharma money helped fuel a toxic political atmosphere in the U.S.

As the impeachment trial for former President Trump plays out, the pharmaceutical industry can thank itself for playing a role — albeit, a small one — in this unseemly national spectacle.

Why do I say that? Let’s connect some dots.

During the previous two election cycles, the industry donated more than $2.4 million to the Republican Attorneys General Association, which made campaign contributions to the Texas attorney general who filed a lawsuit challenging results from the presidential election in several states. The association also funded attorneys general from 11 other states who supported the effort.

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UCSD Health Nurses Demand Safe Patient Care

UC San Diego nurses demanded changes in staffing for safe patient care throughout the University of California system during a press conference on Jan. 27 at the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest. This demand came amidst growing concerns about the state of intensive care unit capacities after the regional stay-at-home order for Southern California was lifted on Jan. 25.

As cases are expected to rise once again with COVID-19 restrictions loosening, nurses are concerned about how this will affect nurse to staffing ratios in hospital units. With the passage of A.B. 394 in 1999, California is the only state in the nation that has specific registered nurse to patient ratios by law. The law requires California’s Department of Public Health to establish specific numerical ratios for specific hospital units.

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