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Meet The Best Cosmetic Dentist For A Beautiful Smile At Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center – Press Release

Meet The Best Cosmetic Dentist For A Beautiful Smile At Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center

Clive, IA – Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center has been serving the dental care and treatment needs of patients in and around its community for years. Known for their unparalleled attention and approach to dental care, Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center continues to expand on its practice to give patients the best smile.

The dental team at Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center understands that each patient is unique. The team, therefore, takes a unique approach to handle each dental patient that comes into the clinic.

Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center and its team are able to deliver the very best dental care and treatment solutions by combining years of experience with the latest dental technologies and procedures.

Guaranteeing world-class attention and care for every patient, the representative for the dental clinic said: “Stephen Forrest, DDS at Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center provides the highest quality cosmetic, family, Invisalign, and implant dentistry in the greater Des Moines area. Dr. Forrest is a general dentist who specializes in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. He believes your smile is one of the best assets you have to look your best and feel confident with your appearance and overall health. His dental practice hosts state-of-the-art dental diagnostic and treatment equipment and materials in a comfortable and professional office. Dr. Forrest is dedicated to ensuring your dentistry is the best for your individual needs.”

Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center focuses on providing advanced and thorough dentistry care across the board. The dental clinic offers preventive dentistry procedures aimed at keeping natural teeth healthy and strong; restorative dentistry focused on helping patients to restore their beautiful smile after they have lost one or more teeth; family dentistry focused on keeping the entire family healthy; as well as cosmetic dentistry for improving the appearance and appeal of the teeth and smile.

By making each patient feel at home, the Cosmetic dentist is able to get more done. The Des Moines cosmetic dentist takes pride in handling a wide range of dental procedures including general dentistry, dental cleanings, dental filling, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental bonding, tooth extractions, root canal therapy, scaling and root planing, TMJ treatment, and sleep apnea treatment.

Patients can also visit the dental clinic for procedures like dentures, family dentistry, children’s dentistry, dental examinations and check-ups, preventive dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center stands out by delivering a pain-free experience to its patients. Getting the best out of one’s oral health becomes simple and easy with Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center.

Visit the dental clinic at 2375 Berkshire Pkwy, Clive, IA, 50325, or call (515) 516-6769 to set up an appointment. for more information, send an email to [email protected] or visit their website.

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Company Name: Des Moines Cosmetic Dentistry Center
Contact Person: Stephen Forrest, DDS
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Phone: (515) 516-6769
Address:2375 Berkshire Pkwy
City: Clive
State: IA
Country: United States
Website: https://www.dsmcosmeticdentist.com/

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Plainview fitness center responds to lawsuit to shut down

In the 22-page memorandum in opposition to the temporary restraining order filed by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office last week, attorney Vincent J. Fahnlander asked a judge to deny the state’s request for a temporary restraining order.

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against Plainview Wellness Center and its owner, Brandon Reiter, on Nov. 24.

RELATED: Minnesota Attorney General’s Office files lawsuit against Plainview fitness center

The lawsuit alleged that Reiter’s fitness center is violating Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-99 — which ordered that fitness centers and other places of entertainment close, and that bars and restaurants suspend indoor service, for four weeks — by remaining open past when the order went into effect.

Plainview Fitness Center has been in business since 2013. Earlier this year, Reiter reopened his gym on May 1, which was in defiance of the initial stay-at-home order.

“Rather than close again, Reiter choses to keep PWC open with even more safety protocols in place than the big box stores and other opened businesses are using,” the filing reads. “Mr. Reiter believes it is discrimination for the Executive Orders to close his small business, while large businesses, with frequent more and more close contact by shoppers, remain open.”

Arguing against the state’s request for a temporary restraining order, Fahnlander says the state’s argument that gyms and health clubs are a significant source of outbreaks has been “debunked.”

According to the AG’s filing, the Minnesota Department of Health’s contact-tracing investigations have shown that apart from long-term care settings, gyms are among the settings most frequently associated with COVID-19 outbreaks in the state. MDH has traced 49 outbreaks and 750 cases of COVID-19 to gyms in the state.

Fahnlander also argues that less-restrictive alternatives exist to protect public health. The filing cites research conducted by Mayo Clinic that concluded that mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing work well in halting or slowing the transmission of COVID-19.

If a judge were to grant the state’s request of a temporary restraining order, Reiter and his fitness center “faces irreparable harm,” he wrote.

“The State waves this away as ‘temporarily closing to the public for four weeks.’ However, in practice this is likely to mean irreparable injury to and perhaps even the death of Defendant’s business,” the filing states. “This is in addition to the detriments to the health and mental and emotional wellbeing of the people who depend on Defendant’s business.”

The filing also argues that Executive Order 20-99 is unconstitutional and the governor overstepped his authority and violated the separation of powers.

“The Executive Order violates Defendant’s constitutional rights, as some activity is allowed, while other activity of equal or more danger is barred,” the filing states. “There is no rational basis for treating the Defendant differently than the other indoor facilities in which people are allowed to gather. The State has provided no evidence that exercise has been shown to lead to an increase in Covid-19 transmissions, instead, relying on studies that examine completely

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Fitness On Demand Added to Techny Prairie Activity Center Memberships

Now, more than ever, one of the most important things people can do for their physical and mental health is to stay active. Techny Prairie Activity Center (TPAC), Northbrook Park District’s new facility for fitness, health and wellness, is scheduled to open in January 2021. Charter memberships are now available offering the best value; membership options can be found at nbfitness.org.

A new partnership developed with Fitness On Demand will deliver high-quality livestream and group fitness options to TPAC members, both onsite and on the go. This exciting option is included with facility membership (some exclusions apply).

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Fitness On Demand provides access to over 300 fitness classes from popular fitness websites such as Daily Burn, Jillian Michaels Productions, GymRa and Sweat Factor. Offerings include cardio, strength, yoga, dance, martial arts, core, cycling, mind/body and HIIT classes along with elliptical and treadmill programs. Those looking for familiar faces will find select Northbrook Park District instructors providing a variety of custom livestream and recorded content through the platform.

Members will have the option to take classes anywhere, at any time through the Fitness On Demand app from the comfort of home or, starting in January, in the TPAC Fitness Studios when the space is not used for other scheduled programming.

Fitness On Demand is immediately available upon joining Techny Prairie Activity Center, allowing members to enjoy this fitness option, before TPAC even opens. The sooner members join, the more time they have to experience this amazing library of fitness programming.

TPAC staff members understand everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to exercising and being with others during this uncertain time. Through this partnership with Fitness On Demand, Northbrook Park District is pleased to offer options to members to meet their personal needs and help people stay active and healthy.

For more information about Fitness On Demand, Techny Prairie Activity Center Charter Memberships and employment opportunities at TPAC, visit nbfitness.org, email [email protected] or call (847) 897-6180.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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Stanford Medicine begins enrolling for COVID-19 vaccine trial | News Center

Stanford Medicine has joined a large, Phase 3 clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against COVID-19.

The trial will test whether the vaccine, which is produced by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, protects people from the disease. It will enroll some 60,000 people at about 180 sites around the world. The Stanford site is expected to enroll about 1,000 participants.  

Participants will receive either the vaccine or a placebo, and their health and immune responses will be monitored for about one year after their initial visits. If any participants become ill with symptoms of COVID-19, a health care provider will go to their homes to assess their health and collect a nasal sample to test for the presence of the novel coronavirus. If they are infected, Stanford physicians will monitor their disease progression. 

“We’re enrolling a wide variety of participants, but we are particularly interested in those who feel like their home or workplace exposure puts them at risk,” said Philip Grant, MD, assistant professor of medicine and the trial’s principal investigator at Stanford. “Teachers, grocery store workers, people who live in multigenerational households, health care workers and students on campus would all be good candidates for participation.”

Participants will be followed for two years and one month. They are expected to visit the trial site eight times: six in the first year and two in the second year. The initial visit will last about two hours; subsequent visits will consist of a short blood draw and symptom screening. If a participant develops COVID-19 during the study period, additional visits may be required.

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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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NextGen Healthcare’s Integrated Solutions Chosen by Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions, today announced that Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center (OSMC)—a premier orthopedic center in northeast Kansas, has selected NextGen® Enterprise as its core electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) solution. OSMC will implement the musculoskeletal integrated solution across its two orthopedic practices to increase interoperability and enhance the patient experience with capabilities such as patient self-scheduling and telehealth.

NextGen Enterprise with Orthopedic Suite is a fully integrated, single database platform that provides intuitive clinical workflows designed for complex orthopedic organizations who provide their patients an integrated surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitation experience. OSMC has adopted the entire NextGen Healthcare platform including: NextGen® Orthopedic Suite, NextGen® Therapy Suite, NextGen Virtual Visits™, NextGen® Patient Experience Platform, NextGen® Managed Cloud Services and NextGen® Provider Mobile+.

“A key reason we selected NextGen Healthcare is because the innovative software suite brings our practice to the next level and provides a more effective way for our patients and providers to interact,” said Lisa Wassemiller, practice administrator for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center. “The integrated platform provides greater access, speed and convenience for our providers to communicate with patients and the workflow is tailored to the needs of our specialty.”

“In today’s healthcare environment where patient experience is an important aspect of driving loyalty and engagement, patients expect to connect with their physician and care team effortlessly,” said John Beck, chief solutions officer for NextGen Healthcare. “With the NextGen Orthopedic Suite, OSMC can provide a higher level of service to their patients while simultaneously improving clinical and financial outcomes.”

Click here to learn more about NextGen Healthcare’s orthopedic solutions.

About Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

As a full-service orthopedic center, Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center has six orthopedic surgeons, six advanced practitioners, six physical therapists, six physical therapy assistants and one athletic trainer throughout two locations and three satellite clinics in Northeast Kansas. The group began in 1983 and offers orthopedic surgery, physical and rehabilitation therapy services. They have been the team physicians for the Kansas State University’s athletics department for over 30 years. Learn more at https://kansasortho.com/.

About NextGen Healthcare, Inc.

NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN) is a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions. We are empowering the transformation of ambulatory care—partnering with medical, behavioral and oral health providers in their journeys to value-based care to make healthcare better for everyone. We go beyond EHR and PM. Our integrated solutions help increase clinical productivity, enrich the patient experience, and ensure healthy financial outcomes. We believe in better. Learn more at nextgen.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

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Fitness On Demand Added to Techny Prairie Center Memberships

NORTHBROOK, IL — Now, more than ever, one of the most important things people can do for their physical and mental health is to stay active. Techny Prairie Activity Center, Northbrook Park District’s new facility for fitness, health and wellness, will open in January 2021, according to a release.





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Charter memberships are now available offering the best value; membership options can be found at nbfitness.org. A new partnership developed with Fitness On Demand™ will deliver high-quality livestream and group fitness options to TPAC members, both onsite and on the go, according to the release. This exciting option is included with facility membership (some exclusions apply).

Fitness On Demand provides access to over 300 fitness classes from popular fitness websites such as Daily Burn, Jillian Michaels Productions, GymRa and Sweat Factor. Offerings include cardio, strength, yoga, dance, martial arts, core, cycling, mind/body and HIIT classes along with elliptical and treadmill programs. Those looking for familiar faces will find select Northbrook Park District instructors providing a variety of custom livestream and recorded content through the platform.

Members will have the option to take classes anywhere, at any time through the Fitness On Demand app from the comfort of home or, starting in January, in the TPAC Fitness Studios when the space is not used for other scheduled programming, according to the release.

Fitness On Demand is immediately available upon joining Techny Prairie Activity Center, allowing

members to enjoy this fitness option, before TPAC even opens. The sooner members join, the more time they have to experience this amazing library of fitness programming.

TPAC staff members understand everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to exercising and being with others during this uncertain time. Through this partnership with Fitness On Demand, Northbrook Park District is pleased to offer options to members to meet their personal needs and help people stay active and healthy.

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Michigan Medicine, JDRF commit to raise $14M for new diabetes center

ANN ARBOR – Michigan Medicine has partnered with type 1 diabetes research nonprofit JDRF to establish the new JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan.

The goal of the center, through U-M’s Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute, is to accelerate research to cure type 1 diabetes and to improve lives. This includes safer day-to-day management of diabetes and improving health for those living with T1D by understanding metabolism in teenagers, young adults and those living long term with the condition.

The Center of Excellence was made possible by a grant from JDRF of $7.37 million. Both partners aim to raise nearly $14 million, with JDRF’s goal of more than $7 million and Michigan’s Medicine goal of $6.5 million for the new COE.

In addition to researching the human metabolism and driving a cure, the COE will advance the Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute’s broad expertise in understanding beta cells that create insulin, and will aim to address life-threatening complications from T1D, including psychological effects.

Ann Arbor resident Elizabeth Weiser Caswell and her father, Regent Ron Weiser, have made leadership gifts to kickstart the project.

Read: University of Michigan regent, wife donate $30M for new diabetes institute

Caswell’s husband, Trey, and two of her three sons have T1D. Her personal experience drove her to become a T1D advocate. Currently an executive committee member of the board of directors of JDRF’s Metro Detroit/Southeast Michigan Chapter, Caswell said she is excited for the new collaboration and hopes it will deliver breakthroughs for T1D.

“Michigan Medicine is the ideal partner for JDRF,” Caswell said in a news release. “The Pediatric Endocrinology team at Michigan has been there for our family very step of the way — advising us on daily care, advances in treatment technologies, and opportunities for clinical research. U-M is asking questions that aren’t being asked. I think the science is so exciting and there are so many areas where we’re poised for a breakthrough.”

“This center offers us game-changing possibilities,” Sanjoy Dutta, Ph.D., vice president of reseSanarch at JDRF, said in a news release. “Through it, we will be able to accelerate the depth of work already underway, connect to other critical projects and readily collaborate in ways not previously possible. This center is a partnership of strengths that we know will advance research in meaningful ways, and, we all hope, will deliver cures for T1D.”

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An autoimmune disease, T1D causes a person’s pancreas to stop producing insulin, a hormone that allows people to get energy from food. In people with T1D, their body’s immune system attacks and destroys beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.

Scientists are still trying to understand what causes the condition but believe that both environmental triggers and genetic factors are involved. Unlike T2D, the onset of T2D has nothing to do with lifestyle or diet.

There is no cure for the disease and it is not preventable.

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Stanford Medicine students provide flu shots to help stave off ‘twindemic’ | News Center

Sporting scrubs, gloves, a surgical mask and a face shield, Sofia Georghiou sat under a canopy on a lawn near Stanford Hospital. The first-year student in physician assistant studies was ready to protect the Stanford community against the flu. 

While the country waits for a coronavirus vaccine to arrive, administering flu shots will reduce the number of people who become sick with influenza. And fewer flu patients will lessen the burden on hospitals caring for people stricken by the coronavirus. 

“We’re doing what we can to protect people during COVID-19,” Georghiou said. 

Like many first-year medical and physician assistant students at the Stanford School of Medicine, Georghiou is a member of Flu Crew, a student-run organization. Every fall, Flu Crew vaccinates Stanford students, staff and faculty, as well as people outside the university community who lack access to health care, such as farmworkers and homeless people. 

The shots are free.

Inoculating oranges, one another

Flu Crew members spend a day being trained to administer the vaccine: They learn about the influenza virus, observe a shot being given and practice sticking needles into oranges. Once they’ve mastered inoculating fruit, they vaccinate one another. Then, they’re ready: The students are permitted to give the shots as long as a physician is present to supervise.

This fall, besides running on-campus clinics, they vaccinated workers at a mushroom farm, as well as churchgoers, library visitors and Salvation Army customers. 

“At your first vaccination event, the hardest part is overcoming your nerves,” Georghiou said. 

“But once you get over that, you don’t think about it anymore,” added her classmate, Monica Lanning, who sat across a table from Georghiou. “It’s cool. We already feel like experts in one skill.”

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UCLA Health collaborates with Regeneron Genetics Center to bring genomic medicine to patients

UCLA Health has entered into a collaborative research agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) to provide whole exome sequencing for 150,000 UCLA Health patients. Led by the UCLA Institute for Precision Health (IPH), this initiative is set to become one of the largest and most comprehensive in the nation and is a key step in bringing genomic medicine to patients across California.

We’ve talked for some time about the promise of precision medicine – a time when preventive measures and targeted treatments can be individualized to each patient’s genetic makeup. This is a watershed moment in that timeline, a big step toward that reality and a turning point in our research dedicated to changing the way future health care will be delivered for our patients and our community.”


Dr. Daniel Geschwind, Gordon and Virginia MacDonald distinguished professor, senior associate dean and associate vice chancellor of Precision Health

The new exome-sequencing collaboration builds on genotyping work underway with the UCLA ATLAS Community Health Initiative – a large collection of diverse patient blood, saliva and tissue samples being analyzed to help UCLA researchers and clinicians develop and deliver the best care possible. Genotyping, which is targeted to a specific place in the DNA, looks for a predefined set of variants, but whole exome sequencing – like that being performed through the new RGC collaboration – analyzes thousands of protein-coding genes and can provide information on many more potential mutations. Using a needle and haystack analogy, genotyping looks for predetermined needles in a specific location, while exome sequencing searches more of the haystack to detect unexpected needles.

“All patients who participate in this research will be given the opportunity to opt in or out of having actionable results – those that could directly impact their clinical care – returned to them. All patient information and specimens used in the research are ‘de-identified’ to protect patient privacy and confidentiality. Actionable results, which are verified by a UCLA CLIA-certified laboratory, are only returned to those patients who specifically say they want them,” Dr. Geschwind said, adding that about 2% to 3% of tested patients are expected to have a result that will have immediate clinical implications.

The RGC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the science-focused biotechnology company Regeneron, has built one of the world’s largest genetics databases, pairing the sequenced exomes and de-identified electronic health records of more than 1 million people, through collaborations with nearly 100 global health care and academic institutions. Building upon Regeneron’s strengths in genetics-driven drug discovery, the information secured from this initiative will allow for the elucidation, on a large scale, of genetic factors that cause or influence a range of human diseases.

Three factors make this research effort particularly strong: the depth of UCLA Health’s patient care and research expertise; the ethnic diversity of Los Angeles and the Southern California region; and RGC’s leading genetics research, sequencing and analysis capabilities.

“Including diverse populations is critical to

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