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The Only ‘Cyber Week’ Health and Fitness Deals Worth Knowing About

It’s official — Black Friday 2020 is upon us. With more deals, bargains and discounts than you could shake a shaker at, it can be hard to cut through the noise of endless reams of retailers promising to save you money before Christmas shopping kicks in.



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Men’s Health, as ever, is here to help dilute the millions of deals into a tangible buyer’s guide for the man who enjoys exercising, using new tech and, of course, saving money.

Below, we’ve rounded up our most popular articles for Black Friday 2020, including Nike discount codes, low-key Under Armour sales, next-gen smartwatches, workout-proof headphones, discounted protein powder — including Optimum Nutrition, Bulk Powders, Myprotein and Maximuscle, gym swag from Lululemon, Reebok and Fitbit, WFH-proof coffee machines and many more besides . You’ll find them all below.

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VYPE Class 6A Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: Week 9 (Nov. 19-21)

Welcome to a new VYPE feature for the 2020 football season – VYPE Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine! Every week, VYPE will scour the stat sheets of the previous week and find the top performers.


Class 6A teams went into Week 9 and wow there were some amazing performances! See who earned VYPE Helmet Stickers this week. Here are the selections

PREVIOUS HELMET STICKER SELECTIONS

– Week 1 (Sept. 24-27)
– Week 2 (Oct. 1-3)
– Week 3 (Oct. 8-10)
– Week 4 (Oct. 15-17)
– Week 5 (Oct. 22-24)
– Week 6 (Oct. 29-31)
– Week 7 (Nov. 3-5
– Week 8 (Nov. 12-14)

Carter Brown (@CarterABrown) – Pearland Dawson

Let’s lead this thing off with a kicker! In the epic District 23-6A showdown last week at Freedom Field, it went to overtime between Shadow Creek and Pearland Dawson. After a turnover on its first drive of overtime, Pearland Dawson had a chance to win the game. They got in field goal range and called on All-State kicker Carter Brown. He trotted out and nailed a 23-yard game-winning field goal to clinch the District 23-6A Championship for the Eagles and second-ever undefeated regular season. He also went 4 of 4 in extra point attempts in the game as well.

Daelyn Williams (@sirpaydae) – Dekaney 

Dekaney improved to 3-0 in district play after a 52-7 win over Eisenhower last week. The Wildcats’ offense was paced by Daelyn Williams finished 10 of 14 for 184 yards and three touchdowns. It was a nice win for Dekaney.

Charles Garrett (@3way_tank) – Klein Oak

In a tight 21-14 win over Klein last week, Klein Oak running back Charles Garrett had a nice afternoon. Garrett finished the game rushing for 143 yards and a score on 18 carries. Nice game for the junior back for the Panthers.

Colton Marwill (@CMarwill) – Tomball Memorial

It took a thrilling 49-48 overtime victory over Klein Collins to remain perfect but Tomball Memorial was able to do just that. Colton Marwill has returned at QB after being held out a few weeks due to injury. Marwill looks fully healthy again as he finished 20 of 32 for 328 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Marwill also rushed for another 37 yards.

Cy Park Team! 

We are giving a helmet sticker to the ENTIRE Cy Park football team!! That’s what you get when you make history. Last week a 42-29 win over Langham Creek punched the Tigers’ ticket to the 2020 playoffs. It is the first time in program history that Cy Park is heading to the playoffs. Some individual performances did stand out. The Tigers only had five yards passing for the game but then ran the ball for 475 yards. That’s

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Fitness events in and around Houston to add to your calendar this week

Zumba with Cida Fitness

Class combines Latin and international music with a fun, effective workout system. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 20; Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land; sugarlandtownsquare.com.

Fitness in the Park: Tai Chi

Led by Simone Oliver of Four Dragons Institute, this tai chi class focuses on slow, meditative movements for increased health and mental well-being. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Nov. 21; Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney; discoverygreen.com.

Virtual Katy Charity Bubble Run

To adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social-distancing guidelines, this year’s race is going virtual. Runners will have 10 days to record their runs over the RunSignUp platform. On Dec. 1, Giving Tuesday, the event will be completed and celebrated. Nov. 21-Dec. 1; runsignup.com/Race/TX/Katy/KatyColorRun5K.

Warrior Yoga

Class is structured on the traditional teachings and science of yoga while integrating ancient warrior tradition. Participants must follow CDC guidance on face coverings and maintain proper social distance at all times. 6 p.m. Nov. 23; Levy Park, 3801 Eastside; levyparkhouston.org.

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ESC Digital Health Week: pushing the boundaries of digital medicine

Digital health is transforming the way patients and healthcare professionals interact. Join us for ESC Digital Health Week from 30 November to 3 December and examine the hottest topics in digital medicine.

A new event from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and building on the success of last year’s in-person ESC Digital Summit.

Get daily access to the latest breakthroughs in a mixture of pre-recorded and live sessions. View the scientific programme here.

“This is not for experts; it’s for all of us,” said Professor Martin Cowie, Chairperson of the ESC Digital Health Committee. “We will cover three themes: devices and mobile applications; artificial intelligence (AI) and big data; and teleconsultation and remote monitoring. In each theme we’ll offer insights and perspectives from experts in the field. On the final day, we’ll have a live panel discussion and you’ll have the opportunity to interact directly with the faculty through the live chat.”

Monday’s session on devices and mobile applications will explore the challenges and pitfalls of wearable devices, and the potential for wearables to prevent heart disease. On Tuesday, the usefulness of AI in patient care will be highlighted, with a glimpse of what’s on the horizon for this technology. Wednesday’s session will review the current status of remote consultation and monitoring in Europe, and debate issues surrounding workflow and reimbursement.

Thursday features a live panel discussion and Q&A on teleconsultation and telemonitoring in the COVID-19 era, with a chance to quiz healthcare professionals who are currently using digital health technologies.

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Registration is free with an ESC Account. Mark your calendar and register now.

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About ESC Digital Health Week #ESCDigitalWeek

ESC Digital Health Week is a new online event on digital health. The latest in digital health, technology and cardiovascular medicine, from 30 November to 3 December.

About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.

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VYPE Class 5A/6A Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: Week 7 (Nov. 5-7)

Welcome to a new VYPE feature for the 2020 football season – VYPE Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine! Every week, VYPE will scour the stat sheets of the previous week and find the top performers.

Class 6A and 5A teams went into Week 7 and wow there were some amazing performances! See who earned VYPE Helmet Stickers this week. Here are the selections.


PREVIOUS HELMET STICKER SELECTIONS

– Week 1 (Sept. 24-27)
– Week 2 (Oct. 1-3)
– Week 3 (Oct. 8-10)
– Week 4 (Oct. 15-17)
– Week 5 (Oct. 22-24)
– Week 6 (Oct. 29-31)

Jaydon Tutwiler-Drew (@DrewJaydon) – New Caney 

In New Caney’s 48-40 win over Cleveland last week Jaydon Tutwiler-Drew was a key piece to the victory. The junior signal-caller went 3 of 4 for 70 yards and a touchdown through the air. Then he added 121 yards and a score on just six carries on the ground.

KeKe Davis (@jakenan23) – Baytown Lee

It was a thrilling 48-44 victory for Baytown Lee last week over Galveston Ball. The Ganders had a big performance from main back Keke Davis in the victory. Davis rushed for 142 yards and three scores on just 19 carries for the Ganders. Baytown Lee continues to play impressive football as they hold second place in district heading into this week’s showdown with undefeated Port Arthur Memorial.

Xavier Smallwood (@xavier25zay) – Foster

It was a big showdown for Foster last week as they faced off against Katy Paetow. The Falcons ended up winning the meeting 28-10 and a key factor was the running of Xavier Smallwood. The back busted off 117 yards and one score on 16 carries for the Falcons.

 Brock Bolfing (@BrockBolfing) – Montgomery 

There is being efficient and then there is was Brock Bolfing did for Montgomery last week in a 49-22 victory over Bryan Rudder. The junior finished the game 13 of 15 for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Bolfing completed 86% of his passes and had zero turnovers. On the season, Bolfing has passed for 1,512 yards and 16 scores with just three interceptions. He has helped guide the Bears to a 4-2 record through six games.

Roland Harvey (@rh_era1) – Fort Bend Marshall 

Fort Bend Marshall has it rolling and quarterback Roland Harvey is a big reason why. Against Houston Austin last week in a 63-6 victory, Harvey went 8 of 15 for 197 yards and four scores passing. He added 99 yards rushing and a score on just five carries. Five total touchdowns for Harvey and the Buffs offense look like they haven’t missed a beat.

Cardell Williams (@staywokee2) – Westfield 

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First Diversity Week at Stanford Medicine tackles tough topics in medical education, health care | News Center

People are a composite of many interconnected identities, Lassiter said, and taking an “intersectional” point of view is helpful in assessing how diverse, equitable and inclusive a workplace is. As an example, Lassiter described a case study of a particular organization that touted the number of women and people of color in their workforce. 

 The “statistics sound great on the surface, but … when we look at the data from an intersectional perspective, we see that the women in the organization are mostly white women, and the largest group of men in their organization is white men,” Lassiter said. 

 “When organizations say, ‘We’ve increased our numbers of women,’ who are those women?” Lassiter said. Similarly, when groups claim, “’We’ve increased our numbers of people of color,’ who’s included in [their definition of] people of color?” These are the questions that the framework of intersectionality helps us address, Lassiter said.

Diversity, equity and inclusion in medical education

We have to be willing to employ the same kind of rigor we apply to studies of science and medicine to efforts designed to eliminate bias and racism and promote diversity and inclusion, several speakers said.

In 2017, a 10-month program called Leadership, Education and Advancing Diversity, or LEAD, was created to pair Stanford Medicine residents and fellows with mentors who are Stanford Medicine faculty or educational administrators. 

“I had no idea how impactful this work would be,” Carmin Powell, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, told attendees at the Diversity and Inclusion Forum on Oct. 9. Powell co-directs LEAD with Lahia Yemane, MD. 

Every month, LEAD’s participants take part in discussion-based lectures on various topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion. They also work with their mentors to develop a presentation to deliver at the annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum.

 In just four years, LEAD has tripled in size, growing from 30 scholars and mentors to more than 100, Powell said. Part of the program’s success is its engagement with medical residents and fellows early in their careers, making equity, diversity and inclusion a part of their training.

Knowledge is key

Educating yourself on the history of racism and how to foster diversity and inclusion is essential, said Marc Nivet, executive vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and keynote speaker at this year’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum.

“If you get nothing else out of today’s talk, I would just implore you to read and to get educated,” Nivet said. 

“You can no longer be an effective leader, period — not just in academic medicine — but period, without being much more elevated in your ability to understand these issues,” he said. “And that comes from reading and learning.”

Learning, trying new things and sharing what does — and doesn’t— work is important for progress, Nivet explained. “I think we don’t share the results of failure, which is typical in academic medicine. We don’t get points for writing about failures or initiatives that didn’t work and why

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More Than 61,000 Children Tested Positive for COVID-19 Last Week, Setting New 7-Day Record

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More than 61,000 children in the U.S. tested positive for COVID-19 last week, setting a new high for any 7-day span since the beginning of the pandemic, new numbers show.

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association reported that 61,447 children contracted the coronavirus from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29.

This number is “larger than any previous week in the pandemic,” the organization, which is tracking weekly COVID numbers using state health department data, said in a statement.

The AAP found that the percentage of cases in children has been on the rise since mid-April.

RELATED: U.S. Hits Highest Single-Day Number of COVID-19 Cases for Any Country, England to Enter Lockdown

Since the onset of the pandemic, 853,635 children have tested positive for the coronavirus, representing 11.1 percent of all cases in the U.S.

In October alone, nearly 200,000 new pediatric cases of COVID-19 were reported.

“This is a stark reminder of the impact this pandemic is having on everyone — including our children and adolescents,” Dr. Sally Goza, president of the AAP, said in a news release.

“This virus is highly contagious, and as we see spikes in many communities, children are more likely to be infected, too,” she added.

The AAP noted that this record number is most likely an undercount as children’s symptoms are often mild and they might not test for the virus.

RELATED: 13-Year-Old Missouri Boy Dies from COVID-19 Complications: ‘He Was So Very Sweet and Caring’

While severe illness due to COVID-19 is rare among children, the AAP notes an urgent need to collect more data on longer-term impacts on kids.

“Not only are children feeling the direct effects of the virus and becoming ill, but the pandemic has transformed their lives at critical stages of development and education,” Dr. Goza added.

“I’m very concerned about the long-term harms that children may suffer, particularly Black and Hispanic children, who are suffering a higher number of infections,” she continued. “This includes not only children who test positive for the virus, but everyone in these communities who are suffering disproportionate emotional and mental health harms.”

The AAP urges people to continue social distancing, wearing masks and following other public health recommendations to further protect children and their communities.

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GW University Tells Students: Buy a Week of Food and Medicine to Prep for Election Chaos

An email sent to George Washington University Students Friday suggested students prep for election week the way they would a hurricane or snowstorm. “Before Tuesday, we recommend you have at least one week of food, supplies, and medicine for your room,” the email says.

Large numbers of protesters and demonstrators are expected in the District this week, including thousands tonight at Black Lives Matter Plaza. Currently, DC officials say they’re not aware of any credible threats of violence in the District, and that while parking will be restricted downtown tonight and tomorrow, they haven’t called up the National Guard or recommended businesses board up.

Many businesses have still decided to take extra precautions by boarding up or closing, and it seems individual Washingtonians have done the same — some local supermarkets have been depleted of food staples like meat and eggs.

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Virginia Coronavirus Case Average Reaches New High In Last Week

VIRGINIA — The seven-day average of new coronavirus cases has reached a new peak in Virginia as cases have been over 1,000 for six straight days.

Because the Virginia Department of Health coronavirus dashboard was down for maintenance for much of Saturday, we’re providing an update on the weekend. The month of October ended with 1,551 new cases on Saturday, and 1,202 were reported on Sunday. Cumulative cases total 182,392.

The seven-day case average is 1,289 and has been increasing in the last week. The highest new case count in October had been 1,844 on Oct. 8, but that was attributed to a backlog of cases from the previous day.

By region, the new cases on Sunday included 373 in the southwest region, 300 in the northern region, 186 in the central region, 180 in the northwest region and 163 in the eastern region. The southwest region also reported 582 new cases on Saturday, marking the highest daily cases to date for the region.

The statewide positive average is up to 5.7 percent with 2,647,659 PCR tests completed to date. Seven-day averages by region are 9.4 percent in the southwest region, 5.6 percent in the northern region, 5.4 percent in the central region, 4.3 percent in the eastern region, and 3.5 percent in the northwest region.

There was just one new death reported on Sunday and 11 on Saturday. Total deaths to date are up to 3,655. When looking at deaths by the date on death certificates, the highest seven-day average remains 40.1 deaths on May 5. Data may be incomplete for the last few weeks, but the average has been half of the May 5 peak or less in recent months.

Cumulative hospitalizations stand at 12,647, while the current patient count is 1,012. By region, that includes 284 in the southwest region, 242 in the northern region, 196 in the central region, 162 in the eastern region, and 128 in the northwest region.

The 1,012 statewide hospitalizations include 98 patients on ventilators and 228 in the intensive care units, according to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association. Ventilator use among all hospital patients stands at 28 percent, and ICU occupancy is at 61 percent occupancy. No hospitals are reporting difficulty obtaining personal protective equipment or other medical supplies in the next 72 hours.

Outbreaks, defined as two or more laboratory-confirmed cases in a setting, account for 28,019 cases to date. There have been 12,608 cases and 1,782 deaths in long-term care facilities. K-12 settings account for 212 cases and no deaths, while colleges and universities have 2,466 outbreak-associated cases and no deaths.

Below are the latest coronavirus data updates for our coverage area from Friday to Sunday:

  • Alexandria: 4,349 cases, 325 hospitalizations, 74 deaths; increase of 46 cases and one hospitalization

  • Arlington County: 4,764 cases, 541 hospitalizations, 154 deaths; increase of 78 cases

  • Fairfax County: 24,233 cases, 2,287 hospitalizations, 605 deaths; increase of 289 cases and nine hospitalizations

  • Fairfax City: 164 cases, 14 hospitalizations, eight deaths;

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Miami Zoo’s resident dentist gives animals check ups for dental week



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Dental health is as important for animals as it is for humans.

This week, the furry and fanged residents of Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, also known as Zoo Miami, went to the dentist. 

A variety of procedures were performed during Dental Week, from cleanings to root canals, and patients included a lion, gorilla, chimpanzee, tapir, aardvark and otters. 

The most common issue was removing accumulated tarter, as well as cracked or broken teeth that had to be repaired or extracted.

All the animals were fully sedated, both for their comfort and the dentist’s safety.

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a person sitting on the floor: Barney, a 27-year-old-gorilla, getting a tooth extracted during 'Dental Week' at Zoo Miami


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Barney, a 27-year-old-gorilla, getting a tooth extracted during ‘Dental Week’ at Zoo Miami

‘We have never had an animal wake up during a procedure,’ said zoo ambassador Ron Magill. ‘They are carefully monitored by an anesthesia team and if they show any sign of awakening, they are administered additional anesthesia to keep them fully sedated.’

Because animals generally don’t complain about dental pain, veterinarians often refer to it as ‘silent suffering.’

By the time anything is discovered, the disease or infection may be so far along that it’s debilitating – or even fatal.

General dental exams are performed on animals during regular health examinations.



a group of stuffed animals sitting next to a woman: Kashifa, a 10-year-old lioness, was well sedated before her tooth was extracted. 'We have never had an animal wake up during a procedure,' said zoo ambassador Ron Magill


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Kashifa, a 10-year-old lioness, was well sedated before her tooth was extracted. ‘We have never had an animal wake up during a procedure,’ said zoo ambassador Ron Magill



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Sedation lasts about three to eight hours, with the dosage depending on the size and age of the animal

If an issue is diagnosed, the zoo’s veterinarians will either resolve it themselves or, depending on its severity, enlist a veterinary dental specialist.

‘Dental health is a key component of the Animal Health Department’s preventative medicine program at Zoo Miami,’ said Magill, who snapped photos of the unusual proceedings. ‘A variety of issues ranging from gum disease to broken teeth can lead to critical care issues that may result in serious infection and even death without treatment.’



a person petting a dog: Veterinary dentist Jamie Berning and her veterinary technician, Jill Bates, traveled to Miami from Columbus, Ohio, to perform procedures on a variety of animals


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Veterinary dentist Jamie Berning and her veterinary technician, Jill Bates, traveled to Miami from Columbus, Ohio, to perform procedures on a variety of animals



a person wearing a costume: The most common issue was removing accumulated tarter, as well as cracked or broken teeth that had to be repaired or extracted


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The most common issue was removing accumulated tarter, as well as cracked or broken teeth that had to be repaired or extracted

This week, veterinary dentist Jamie Berning and her veterinary technician, Jill Bates, traveled to Miami from Columbus, Ohio, to perform procedures on a variety of animals.

Barney, the zoo’s 27-year-old gorilla, Hondo, a 26-year-old chimpanzee, and Kashifa, a 10-year-old lioness all had to have teeth extracted.

The procedures, which took between two and seven hours, were spread out over three days.

Sedation lasts about three to eight hours, with the dosage depending on the size and age of the animal.

Dr. Berning was able to treat two to three animals a day.



a person holding an object in his mouth: Hondo, a 26-year-old chimpanzee, also had to have a tooth extracted


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