“Thanks for bringing this to the state of Indiana to help students here, Hoosiers here focus on fitness and health and their wellness,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in the recent video ribbon cutting. “Obviously it’s important every year, but it could not be more important right now.”
Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Internal Medicine Clinic commemorated its sixth anniversary, a milestone that has seen thousands of patients provided with access to a model of care that is still considered unique in the country.
Dr Nasseer Masoodi, vice chair, medicine and head of the Internal Medicine Clinic, said the facility serves between 5,500 and 6,000 patients each month. He says the clinic was established as part of HMC’s strategy to provide more outpatient care services outside the hospital setting.
“The Internal Medicine Clinic, which is part of Hamad General Hospital was initially established to provide follow-up care for patients with chronic medical conditions. When we first opened, our primary focus was on providing personalised care to patients with specific chronic diseases. The model we use is unique in that we have co-located outpatient and key support facilities so that we can minimise the movement of our patients. Patients receive all their care in the same examination room, with clinicians moving around each patient,” said Dr Masoodi.
“We pride ourselves on developing relationships with our patients because we understand that patients who have a chronic disease benefit greatly from an individualised approach to care. Our programme is designed to both help the patient manage their condition and any medication they have been prescribed, and to prevent any disease complications,” added Dr Masoodi.
The Internal Medicine Clinic, which is in Building 310 in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City, is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes internal medicine specialists, endocrinology, diabetes, and kidney disease specialists, therapeutic nutritionists, pharmacists, health educators, nurses, and administrative staff. Patients are referred from across HMC’s general hospital network, as well as the National Centre for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), Qatar Biobank, HMC Emergency Departments, Qatar Red Crescent Clinics, and the Mobile Doctor’s service.
Dr Aisha al-Kubaisi, consultant, medicine and deputy head of the Internal Medicine Clinic, said since opening in 2014, demand for the Clinic’s services has continued to grow. She says they provide comprehensive care to patients who have been diagnosed with chronic diseases and conditions that require ongoing medical attention and management.
“While the Clinic was initially established to help reduce patient load at specific sub-specialty clinics at Hamad General Hospital, we’ve continued to expand. Today we are providing comprehensive, coordinated care for a range of patients who have complex health needs. As an example, we provide anticoagulation services to over 400 patients each month. And during the pandemic our service has also provided internal medicine expertise to the newly established Urgent Consultation Service,” said Dr al-Kubaisi.
In March, as part of efforts to help contain the spread of Covid-19, HMC launched an urgent consultation telemedicine service to help keep patients, particularly those who are most vulnerable to severe Covid-19 illness, out of clinics and the emergency department. The physician-led service, which can be accessed by calling 16000 between 8am and 7pm, Saturday to Thursday, provides advice across 15 specialties, including internal medicine.
The 115 members of the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they would be continuing training during the school’s Match Day ceremony in the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
“It’s remarkable to look at its legacy … and see how far it has come as an institution,” the school’s dean said.
Florida State University’s College of Medicine is being recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a recipient of the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
The College of Medicine, in Tallahassee, is but one of 46 health-professions programs in the country being honored, and this year marks the fourth consecutive year it has landed the coveted award.
This latest award and other accolades are certain to get a mention Friday evening as the college celebrates its 20th anniversary with a virtual celebration. It begins at 7 p.m.
Dr. John P. Fogarty, dean of the FSU College of Medicine (Photo: Florida State)
“This medical school was created with a goal of helping to meet health care needs in communities that have traditionally struggled to provide adequate access to care,” College of Medicine Dean John P. Fogarty said in a news release.
“As we are celebrating our 20th anniversary, this award affirms that we are true to our mission and we are succeeding in producing the physicians Florida – as well as the rest of the U.S. – needs most. That includes our record of producing numerous alumni who now practice in rural parts of the state, especially in Northwest Florida.”
A history of training
The college – located on the western edge of campus – was established in 2000 by the Florida Legislature, and accepted its first class of 30 students in 2001. It was the first new medical school in the nation in more than 20 years.
It has since graduated more than 1,500 physicians, physician assistants and doctoral students who now work throughout the state and across the country.
The actual training of future physicians started years before the university’s own medical school was given birth.
In 1970, the university enrolled the first students in its Program in Medical Sciences, commonly known as PIMS. The program was a collaboration with the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.
Under that arrangement, students took their first year of courses at FSU and transferred to the University of Florida to complete their studies.
It proved to truly be a collaborative arrangement among Tallahassee’s academic expertise, as faculty at Florida A&M University – which was a partner in the PIMS program – taught pharmacology classes, according to the college.
PIMS was funded by a National Institutes of Health grant and was designed to meet the
The United States recorded more than 80,000 new novel coronavirus infections and more than 1,000 related deaths on Wednesday amid a nationwide surge in new cases. Taiwan, meanwhile, reached a milestone: 200 days without recording a single locally transmitted coronavirus infection.
The island of more than 23 million people has officially confirmed just 550 cases and seven covid-19 fatalities. Given Taiwan’s density and proximity to China — they are neighbors, and locked in a sovereignty dispute — Taiwan’s successful handling of the pandemic has been closely analyzed by health experts.
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Early in the year, as the virus spread in China, scientists anticipated that Taiwan could have the world’s second-worst outbreak given its location and the frequency of daily flights and travelers from China, according to a March article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Instead, the opposite happened, as Taiwan harnessed lessons from past epidemics and took the virus seriously from the start. And while many countries that initially averted large outbreaks in the spring saw cases surge this summer or autumn, Taiwan in has continued to stave off the worst of the pandemic.
As soon as China first reported to the World Health Organization in late December that a mysterious pneumonia-like virus was circulating in Wuhan, Taiwan began screening passengers on flights from the city. Having already experienced the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic, which also originated in China, the island had the foresight and infrastructure to mobilize a fast response.
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During this high-stakes period, when the virus was gaining
Enhanced membership options offer franchise owners additional revenue streams. New franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs extend beyond the reach of local clubs.
WACO, Texas, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This year, Curves celebrates 28 years of delivering a fitness solution designed specifically for women and 28 years of creating entrepreneurial opportunities for women who want to own their own business, provide for the financial needs of their families, and be a health resource in their communities. Krishea Holloway, President and CEO of Curves NA and Oceania, Inc., says that in 2020, Curves offers even more opportunities for entrepreneurs who have a passion for fitness and healthy living.
When Holloway took ownership of Curves in North America and Oceania in 2019, she introduced changes to help existing franchise owners better manage their businesses, increase their revenue, and improve their members’ gym experience. Now Curves is offering entrepreneurs new ways to engage with the Curves brand.
For franchise owners of local Curves clubs, Holloway’s upgrades include:
State-of-the-Art Operating System
Curves’ partnership with WellnessLiving offers owners an operating system that provides integrated CRM, payment, and member loyalty program tools and enables personalized webpages, reporting, and client communications.
Enhanced Revenue Opportunities
The MyCurves on Demand program replicates the traditional Curves full body workout using a resistance band in place of the club’s circuit equipment for streaming workouts that can be done anytime, anywhere. When COVID-19 forced gyms to close temporarily, the at-home program provided an ongoing revenue stream for owners and a daily workout for Curves members. The MyCurves On Demand + Coaching Membership add-on includes weekly sessions with a Curves Coach.
The Curves Health and Wellness Education Series allows Curves Coaches to become health resources in their own communities by delivering the most recent research on important health topics. Courses include dynamic e-leanings, weekly content review, and an extensive library of functional exercises.
The Curves Strong (USA & Canada) and Curves Strong AU/NZ (Australia & New Zealand) apps provide Curves members with incentives to upgrade to premium status.
For entrepreneurs looking for a more flexible franchise option, Curves now offers:
Curves Ambassador Program
Curves Ambassadors are independent contractors who develop a network of prospects and subscribers. They earn commissions for direct sales of Curves virtual offerings and products in areas with no Curves gym.
Curves On The Go
Certified Curves On The Go Coaches lead group fitness classes at convenient “drop-in”, party, or corporate locations throughout their community.
“I started my first Curves franchise at the age of 21, and I want more ambitious entrepreneurs to see Curves as a place to start and grow,” said Holloway. “My advice to aspiring business owners is, ‘It’s never too early or too late to start. Don’t count yourself or your financial situation out before you try. I found a way to make the finances work on my own, even at an early age.’”
Curves is famous for its 30-minute fitness circuit, with a Curves Coach at every workout and accountability to stay on
Michigan City middle school celebrates new $100K fitness center with virtual ribbon cutting | Michigan City News
Michigan City staff appeared alongside representatives from the two other Indiana middle schools and sponsors from funding partners, Coca-Cola, Anthem Foundation, Nike and Wheels Up.
Speakers shared their own experiences with youth fitness and encouraged students today to pursue “an upward spiral of success” through healthy workout habits.
“This isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue, this is a kids issue,” Steinfeld said. “This is a kids issue. We as adults need to leave this great country of ours better than we found it and that’s why now we are all a part of this great DON’T QUIT! family.”
Krueger students, who have been learning remotely for the start of the 2020-21 school year, are likely to get their first peek at the new fitness equipment when Michigan City Area Schools transition to in-person learning next week.
About 70% of the district’s students have opted to return in person, while others will be allowed to continue remote learning.
“I’m not a big emotional guy, but man, that really, for our kids, it’s big,” physical education teacher Ryan Labis said at the Krueger ribbon cutting. “What this will do for our kids and our community is beyond words.”
Living Health Integrative Medicine, Which Was Founded by Dr. Thomas Chaney and Dr. Stephanie Chaney, Provides a Natural and Effective Integrative Approach to Health
ANNAPOLIS, MD / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / Dr. Thomas Chaney and Dr. Stephanie Chaney are pleased to announce that Living Health Integrative Medicine, which they co-founded, is celebrating 19 years in business.
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As Dr. Thomas Chaney noted, he and Dr. Stephanie Chaney are proud of the way their devotion to integrative medicine has helped Living Health Integrative Medicine to become the leader in holistic wellness throughout Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
They also take pride in the fact that they are leaders in functional medicine and physical medicine. They use the most current research and science to help guide the treatments they suggest for their valued patients.
Dr. Thomas Chaney, Dr. Stephanie Chaney and their team of practitioners truly live up to their practice’s name, working as an integrated team to provide everyone with the best possible care and results.
“Our model of integrative medicine incorporates natural therapies and treatments to address the whole body versus simply treating a symptom temporarily,” Dr. Thomas Chaney said.
“Our goal is to help you achieve your health goals and for you to reach your maximum health potential.”
From people who are dealing with the pain associated with neuropathy, to those who are looking for effective physical therapy, require regenerative medicine treatments and/or wish to lose weight or have been diagnosed with diabetes, Dr. Stephanie Chaney said they focus on practicing integrative medicine, which focuses on identifying the root cause of health issues.
“We combine multiple treatment options, such as chiropractic, physical therapy, functional medicine, nutrition, regenerative medicine, diagnostic testing, dietary supplement therapy, detoxification and custom nutrition plans,” she said.
About Dr. Thomas Chaney, Dr. Stephanie Chaney and Living Health Integrative Medicine:
Dr. Thomas Chaney is a Maryland native and the founder and co-owner of Living Health Integrative Medicine, which takes a holistic approach to healthcare. He is the co-author of the best-selling books “Lose the Gluten, Lose your Gut. Ditch the Grain, Save your Brain” and “Defeat Diabetes.” Dr. Chaney is a respected member of the profession with a national reputation for dedication to helping the public improve their health naturally.
Dr. Stephanie Chaney grew up in Ottawa Canada and is the co-owner of Living Health Integrative Medicine. She is a leader in the integrative health field, sharing her knowledge with practitioners and the public. Dr. Chaney is a renowned speaker on holistic health and regular guest on the morning show, Great Day Washington. She has also been featured as a guest natural health expert on FOX, ABC and NBC. She is the co-author of the best-selling books “Lose the Gluten, Lose your Gut. Ditch the Grain, Save your Brain” and “Defeat Diabetes.”
For more information, please visit https://www.mylivinghealth.com/.
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