Day: November 19, 2020

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UPDATED: Halifax dentist has licence suspended due to recent complaints | Canada | News

SYDNEY, N.S. —

A Cape Breton father cried tears of joy when he heard the Bedford-based doctor who he believes hurt his six-year-old daughter has had his licenced suspended. 

But Ryan Binder said it’s “only the start” and they won’t stop until Dr. Errol Gaum’s licence is revoked and his actions are criminally investigated. 

“I’m very happy that the dental board is actually listening to us and suspending his licence even though it should have been suspended long ago. I called my parents crying after because I was so happy about it,” Binder said while his daughter was doing a formal interview with Cape Breton Regional Police on behalf of Halifax Regional Police. 

“I’m so proud of everybody coming out and standing together (through the Victims of Errol Gaum Facebook group) on this. I’m a small voice but with everyone else’s voice we become a large voice and a voice that can’t be stopped.”

Ryan Binder and his daughter Peyton on her birthday. CONTRIBUTED
Ryan Binder and his daughter Peyton on her birthday. CONTRIBUTED

 

According to a statement sent on Thursday from Dr. Curtis Gregoire, deputy registrar for the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia, an emergency meeting was called Wednesday night to discuss numerous complaints about Gaum. There it was decided to suspend the dentist’s licence indefinitely. 

Halifax Regional Police appear to also be investigating Gaum. Through email, a spokesperson confirmed they are now investigating “numerous reports that a man who was working as a dentist assaulted patients at numerous locations over a period of time from the 1970s to this year.”

Binder filed his complaint with the dental board last week after his daughter Peyton’s appointment with Gaum on Nov. 10. Binder’s mother took Peyton to the appointment and told her son, as well as police, she could hear her granddaughter screaming from the waiting room. After the appointment, Peyton was extremely upset and told her grandmother Gaum had held her down forcefully, put his hand over her mouth and nose and yelled at her to shut up. 

Along with calling Halifax Regional Police, the family filed a complaint with the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia and Binder posted about the ordeal on Facebook. 

Along with going viral, the post inspired the creation of the group Victims of Errol Gaum, which by publication time had over 1,600 members. Through this group and his post, Binder realized his daughter wasn’t the only one allegedly victimized by Gaum. And likewise, former patients of Gaum realized their complaints didn’t stop the dentist, who was licenced in 1971, from allegedly hurting others. 

EARLY 1990s COMPLAINT

When Martha read Binder’s post when it came across her Facebook feed she felt “nauseous.” 

It was as if she were reading some of what had happened to her daughter in the early 1990s which prompted her to file a complaint with the Nova Scotia dental board. 

Martha spoke to the Cape Breton Post on the condition only her first name be used and her daughter’s identity protected. This is because her now-adult daughter, who

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Artificial Intelligence in Precision Medicine Market Size Estimation, Industry Share, Future Demand, Dynamics, Drivers, Research Methodology by 2025

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Collaboration of Companies for Innovation in Precision Medicine

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With the rising number of companies of artificial intelligence, the usage of AI in precision medicine is augmenting. For

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No shutdowns: Abbott banks on medicine, vigilance to counter pandemic – News – Austin American-Statesman

With coronavirus infections surging in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott traveled Thursday to Lubbock, a pandemic hot spot, to promote the state’s distribution of a new antibody therapy designed to limit the strain on hospitals.

The emphasis from now on, Abbott said, will be on improved treatment options plus an appeal to Texans to limit exposure by wearing face coverings, avoiding crowds — including extended family and friends — and keeping a safe distance from others in public.

“Statewide, we’re not going to have another shutdown,” Abbott said, adding that his previous orders forcing businesses to close and limiting the movement of people had severe consequences for the mental, physical and financial health of Texans.

Large social gatherings, not people going to work, are among the most common ways to spread COVID-19, he said.

“Shutdowns will not lead to the positive results that some people think,” Abbott said during a news conference at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

As the number of COVID-19 deaths in Texas neared 20,000 and hospitalizations continued a steady rise since early October, Democrats criticized Abbott’s approach as dangerously weak.

“I hope this new treatment is successful and saves lives, but Gov. Abbott should return power to local leaders so they can take decisive action to curb the rampant spread of COVID-19 in their communities,” said state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

“The governor should get out of the way and let local leaders take measures to protect their communities,” Turner said.

Abbott called his first pandemic-related news conference in several weeks to tout the arrival of a monoclonal antibody therapy by Eli Lilly & Co. that will be distributed to hospitals across Texas, beginning with hot spot areas like Lubbock, El Paso and Amarillo.

Nursing homes and other sites should receive doses in the future as supplies get shipped to Texas from the federal government, he said.

Intended for those with early-stage COVID-19 and other health problems that put them at greater risk, the intravenous drug has been effective at keeping patients out of hospitals, which are under a growing strain in the current spike of infections, Abbott said.

Supplies of a second antibody therapy should begin flowing soon, Abbott said, adding that the state also is preparing to distribute two vaccines that could become available as early as December.

“The cavalry is coming,” Abbott said.

Thursday’s news conference did not include Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish, who tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Abbott’s visit. Parrish said he did not have “any of the major symptoms” and would continue working from home.

In late June and early July, when Texas was in the midst of a similar sharp rise in infections and hospitalizations, Abbott closed bars, reduced restaurant capacity and issued a face mask mandate in counties with more than 20 positive COVID-19 cases.

But unlike some Democratic governors who are tapping the brakes on reopening efforts as infections climb nationwide, Abbott said he’s banking on

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Bedford, N.S. dentist’s licence suspended following numerous misconduct allegations

The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia has suspended a prominent Halifax-area dentist’s licence after several misconduct allegations came forward.



a man smiling for the camera: The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia has announced that they have suspended Dr. Errol Gaum's dental license indefinitely, effective immediately.


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The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia has announced that they have suspended Dr. Errol Gaum’s dental license indefinitely, effective immediately.

In a statement to Global News, Dr. Curtis Gregoire, deputy registrar of the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia, said the board’s complaints committee held an emergency meeting Wednesday evening “to consider recent complaints made against Dr. Errol Gaum.”

Bedford dentist has licence suspended after misconduct allegations

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“After reviewing complaints, the Committee ordered that Dr. Gaum’s license to practice dentistry in the Province of Nova Scotia be suspended indefinitely, effective immediately,” Dr. Gregoire said in the statement.

READ MORE: Parents accuse Bedford, N.S., dentist of malpractice, call for licence to be revoked

According to the Dental Act, Dr. Gaum is able to provide a written request to the complaints committee to have a meeting to review its decision to suspend his licence. However, the board said absent that request, the suspension is indefinite.

The board did not say whether that request has been submitted to the complaints committee. No other details on the decision were released and the board said it is not taking interviews at this time.

Video: Parents complain about actions of Halifax-area dentist

The decision comes after several parents and former patients came forward to accuse Gaum of professional malpractice by using excessive force on children in his dentist chair.

One account was from Ryan Binder, a parent from Glace Bay, N.S., whose six-year-old daughter was referred to Granville Dental in Bedford, N.S., to get a tooth removed.

Binder claimed Gaum “wasn’t letting his daughter breathe” because he was holding her nose during the treatment. He also claimed Gaum told his daughter to “shut up” during the appointment.

Binder shared the experience on Facebook, which has since garnered thousands of shares. He says the decision from the board provides some form of vindication.

One account was from Ryan Binder, a parent from Glace Bay, N.S., whose six-year-old daughter was referred to Granville Dental in Bedford, N.S., to get a tooth removed.

Binder claimed Gaum “wasn’t letting his daughter breathe” because he was holding her nose during the treatment. He also claimed Gaum told his daughter to “shut up” during the treatment.

Binder shared the experience on Facebook, which has since garnered thousands of shares.

Binder says the decision from the board provides some form of vindication.

“To finally hear that something is being done, you can’t wipe the smile off my face,” Binder said.      “There’s a lot of people that are in their 50s that went to him that are reaching out and saying thank you, I’ve been waiting 30, 40, 50 years.

“It’s still hard, because all these kids are still going through a very rough time.”

READ MORE: Misconduct allegations mount against prominent Bedford dentist  

Halifax Regional Police have confirmed that they’ve received at least four

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Interactive Fitness Market 2020-2024- Featuring Axtion Technology LLC, EGYM Inc., among others to contribute to the market growth | Industry Analysis, Market Trends, Opportunities and Forecast 2024

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The interactive fitness market is poised to grow by USD 4.81 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 7% during the forecast period.

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  • Peloton Interactive Inc.
  • TECHNOGYM Spa
  • Tonal Systems Inc.

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  • Market ecosystem
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  • Market segmentation analysis
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PART 04: MARKET SIZING

  • Market definition
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  • Market Outlook
  • Market size and forecast 2019-2024

PART 05: FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS

  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition

PART 06: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY END-USER

  • Market segmentation by end-user
  • Comparison by end-user
  • Non-residential – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Residential – Market size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Market opportunity by end-user

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PART 08: GEOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE

  • Geographic segmentation
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N.S. dentist’s licence suspended after alleged misconduct spanning almost 50 years



Allegations against Dr. Errol Gaum started piling up online last week.


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Allegations against Dr. Errol Gaum started piling up online last week.

A Halifax-area dentist facing hundreds of accusations of professional misconduct spanning decades, including using excessive force while treating children, has had his licence suspended indefinitely.

The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia said it convened an emergency meeting of its complaints committee Wednesday to consider recent allegations made against Dr. Errol Gaum, a registered dentist who was most recently practising in Bedford.

Gaum’s suspension is effective immediately, the board said Thursday in a brief news release. The board declined an interview with CBC News and would not specify the number of complaints received about Gaum.

The announcement comes about one week after Ryan Binder took to Facebook to share his six-year-old daughter’s “unacceptable” experience with Gaum on Nov. 10.

“It’s a really good day today,” Binder told CBC News on Thursday. “It’s a good start.”

Dentist told girl, 6, to ‘shut up,’ says father

He said his mother took his daughter, Peyton, to Gaum’s clinic to have a tooth pulled. He alleged Gaum covered the girl’s mouth and plugged her nose in an attempt to stop her from crying while she was in his dentist chair. When she persisted, Binder said Gaum told her to “shut up.”

Binder said his mother could hear her granddaughter crying and voiced her concerns to the receptionists, but she wasn’t permitted into the treatment room.

Binder’s post on Facebook, which had been shared 24,000 times as of Thursday, led to an uproar on social media and hundreds of other allegations of professional misconduct. None of the allegations has been proven in court.

Binder said that in the first 24 hours after posting, he received more than 300 messages from people with similar stories about Gaum.

A public Facebook group called The Victims of Dr. Errol Gaum created Nov. 11 has amassed more than 1,800 members. The group, which was prompted by Binder’s post, has dozens of posts from people sharing stories that span decades.

Gaum had been registered with the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia since 1971.

Police investigating reports of assault

Binder said he’s looking for assurance from the dental board that Gaum’s licence will not be reinstated. He’s also calling for criminal charges to be laid.

He said his family called police the day of his daughter’s appointment and were scheduled to give statements Thursday afternoon.

Police “are investigating numerous reports that a man who was working as a dentist assaulted patients at numerous locations over a period of time from the 1970s to this year,” said Const. John MacLeod, a spokesperson for Halifax Regional Police, in an email.

“The investigations are in the early stages and no further information is available at this time,” he said.

Similar experience in 1980s

Stephanie Grant, now 44, said she was a patient of Gaum’s as a child in the early 1980s. Grant said she had an experience similar to Peyton Binder’s when she was around nine years old. She

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Medicine shortages could worsen as Christmas looms over busy ports

Medicine shortages are expected to worsen as ports face congestion issues in the run-up to Christmas.

Most of New Zealand’s medicines and medical devices are imported and a number of medications are out of stock, including oral contraceptives and antidepressants, as air freight movement collapses and global supply chains are disrupted.

A lot of freight arrives via passenger plane, which has been dramatically reduced because of the pandemic– adding pressure to ports.

But Pharmac, the Government’s medicine buying agency, is working to ensure medicines make their way into the country.

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There is congestion at the Ports of Auckland because of the pandemic, with issues getting freight onto railways and on the road. (File photo)

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There is congestion at the Ports of Auckland because of the pandemic, with issues getting freight onto railways and on the road. (File photo)

Chief executive Sarah Fitt said in most cases alternative routes such as air freight could be used to ensure continuous supply.

“These are problems globally.”

She warned busy ports around Christmas time may worsen the situation, but people should not stockpile medicines.

“We know that Covid-19 is likely to continue to have global impacts on medicine manufacturing and supply chains for the remainder of 2020 and beyond,” she said.

“Stockpiling medicines makes it more difficult for pharmacists, doctors and Pharmac to avoid shortages for everyone.”

Pharmac chief executive Sarah Fitt warns medicine shortages will last well beyond 2020.

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Pharmac chief executive Sarah Fitt warns medicine shortages will last well beyond 2020.

Pharmaceutical Society vice president Rhiannon Braund said workloads had doubled as many three-monthly prescriptions were now offered on a monthly basis.

“It has been quite relentless,” she said.

Harriet Shelton, a supply chain manager at the Ministry of Transport, said the Ports of Auckland had been particularly hard-hit by the surge in demand.

“This is amplified by disruption to international shipping schedules and congestion at Asian and Australian ports,” she said.

The port handles the bulk of the country’s imports but faced extra challenges including delays to its automation system.

And moving freight to rail and the road system once it arrived was also an issue due to limited capacity, she said.

But special flights for critical goods, were possible through the International Air Freight Capacity scheme.”

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Wear masks, Michigan Medicine leaders tell public as hospitalizations surge

ANN ARBOR, MI — Michigan Medicine leaders are calling on the public to not let its guard down as hospitals across the state experience rapid surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

It’s imperative Michigan caregivers stay healthy so they can take care of an expected surge in cases this winter, Marschall Runge, Michigan Medicine CEO and dean of the University of Michigan’s medical school, said in a Thursday, Nov. 18 news conference that also announced a joint nationwide campaign to encourage mask wearing.

Michigan Medicine has joined around 100 of the nation’s top health care systems in the #MaskUp campaign, which urges all Americans to mask up, in an effort to slow the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Runge said.

A large surge in cases requiring hospitalizations for COVID-19 due to the lack of adherence to mitigation strategies has the potential to overwhelm health systems, said Laraine Washer, Michigan Medicine’s medical director of infection prevention and epidemiology.

“I’m very glad that we at Michigan Medicine are joining with healthcare systems nationwide to encourage the simple behaviors that are proven to work: Mask up, socially distance, wash your hands,” Washer said.

Like many other hospitals across the state, Michigan Medicine is facing short staffing, Runge said, adding the healthcare system is developing a plan to make sure it can provide necessary care.

“Given the widespread community transmission, hospitals are also managing staffing limitations due to employee illness, absences and responsibilities for childcare,” Washer said.

During the past three weeks, Michigan Medicine has seen an increase in COVID-19 patients, Runge said. This week alone, Michigan Medicine had as many as 75 COVID-19 positive patients at one time, with up to 20 of them being critically ill and requiring ICU care, officials said.

“Following the spring and early summer COVID surge — the first wave, so to speak — we resumed care of many non-COVID patients that need hospitalization, and our hospitals are about 90% full as a result,” Runge said. “With that high occupancy, which we did manage pre-COVID, that puts additional strain on our response to the pandemic.”

The health system’s testing capacity is approximately 10,000 COVID-19 tests per week, while its laboratories continue to develop new strategies to implement different types of COVID tests, officials said.

Michigan Medicine’s testing results recently showed about 14% of those tested are testing positive for COVID, well above the 5% mark reported for most of the summer months, Runge said.

“At Michigan Medicine, and all of Michigan’s healthcare providers, we need your help,” Runge said. “To combat a pandemic we need supplies, we need space and most importantly staff.”

The increased hospital capacity is putting a burden on the number of beds, as well as staff and healthcare providers, Runge said. A large surge of cases also carries a risk of challenging the amount of personal protective equipment required to keep healthcare workers safe, health officials said.

The number of confirmed cases in Michigan reached more than 277,800 this week, including 8,190 deaths.

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Escondido Debuts New Outdoor Fitness Center

An outdoor fitness center now open to the public made its debut Wednesday in Escondido as part of a nationwide initiative to build more accessible healthy infrastructure.



a group of people in a pool: A look at the new Fitness Center at Mountain View Park in Escondido.


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A look at the new Fitness Center at Mountain View Park in Escondido.


Escondido announced it has been selected as the first “Model City” in the region and as such, will be installing a total of five Fitness Courts throughout the North County city. Those centers offer residents the chance to exercise outdoors with new equipment.

The first completed fitness center was built in Mountain View Park and includes guidance on how to use the equipment.



graphical user interface: A sign guides visitors on how to use the Fitness Center.


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A sign guides visitors on how to use the Fitness Center.

With it, the seven-station center allows visitors to work on their agility, core and bend, as well as focus on other activities like lunges, squats, pulls and pushes. A free mobile application is also available to help participants maximize their workouts with the new equipment.

Local leaders are searching for Fitness Court Ambassadors to partner with the city and offer free exercise classes and workshops for residents.

The Fitness Court project was launched by the National Fitness Campaign, a nationwide organization that partners with cities to create healthy infrastructure.

To learn more about the Fitness Court, or how to become an ambassador, click here.



a blue umbrella: A better look at some of the Fitness Center's equipment.


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A better look at some of the Fitness Center’s equipment.

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North America Fitness Equipment Market Size to Cross USD 6 Billion by 2026

Pune, Maharashtra, November 19 2020 (Wiredrelease) Graphical Research :According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titledNorth America Fitness Equipment MarketShare is set to Outpace USD 6 billion by 2026. Advanced technology landscape in North America will support the adoption of digitally connected gym equipment. There is a growing trend of connected fitness experience with several companies incorporating digital technologies in machines. Developments in technologies, such as cloud, AI, and wearable technology, will encourage people to adopt modern exercise techniques that enable immersive workout experiences. In October 2019, Nautilus launched a digital platform JRNY that uses AI to offer customized workouts, adjusting automatically with the user.

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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will negatively impact the North America fitness equipment market. The temporary closure of gyms and health clubs with the lockdown imposed by government organizations in the first quarter of 2020 has hampered the demand for fitness machines. With relaxations in the lockdown rules followed by the reopening of gyms, the fitness equipment industry will regain traction. With the increasing awareness about health immunity during the health crisis, there will be a demand for the equipment from fitness enthusiasts working out from their homes.

The demand for robust strength training equipment for bone health and enhanced joint flexibility will support North America fitness equipment market growth. The American Heart Association recommends strength training at least twice a week. Strength equipment enables to increase bone density and reduces the risk of fractures. It also helps to maintain flexibility in joints and reduce the symptoms of arthritis. Several companies are launching enhanced strength training equipment to enhance their product landscape. In March 2018, Matrix Fitness launched a training console that offers a guided training experience and facilitates strength training for new learners.

Companies including Google, Microsoft Corporation, and Intel Corporation are incorporating gyms in their infrastructure and have well-equipped fitness centers. Corporate offices integrate gyms into their campus to enhance employee productivity and ensure their health wellbeing. Retro Fitness is a health club franchise with around 120 locations across the U.S. They have a corporate sponsored wellness program that collaborates with companies, enabling them to integrate gyms into the work environment to boost employee productivity.

The growing trend of health club memberships in the U.S. will surge the demand for high-quality fitness equipment. According to IHRSA, gym memberships surpassed 62 million in 2018, an increase of 2.6% from the statistics in 2017. Gym memberships ensure a consistent exercise routine, ensuring enhanced fitness. Several fitness centers also offer discounts on memberships to maintain long-term contracts with new customers and retain the existing consumers. The rise in the number of memberships will encourage health club owners to equip their facilities with high-end machines, boosting fitness equipment market growth.

Major players in the market include Technogym S.p.A., Icon Health Fitness Inc., Johnson Health Tech, Fitness EM LLC., Amer Sports Corporation, Nautilus Inc., Torque Fitness, and True Fitness. Players are focusing on integrating advanced technologies into their

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