Student gatherings, congregate living contribute to rapid coronavirus spread at universities: CDC

Student gatherings and congregate living settings likely contribute to the rapid spread of COVID-19 at universities, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Universities that resume in-person learning should reduce the capacity of on-campus housing, increase consistent use of masks, increase testing for COVID-19 and discourage student gatherings, the authors of the CDC report concluded. 

The report looked at one university in North Carolina that experienced a “rapid increase of COVID-19 cases and clusters” within two weeks of opening campus to students. 

Between August 3 and 25, nearly 700 COVID-19 cases were identified, mostly among patients 22 or younger, suggesting most cases were among undergraduate students. 

While the report doesn’t name the university — a common practice for CDC reports — the demographics and statistics listed match up with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, which ended in-person instruction two weeks

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Balanced Diet, Colon Health and Weight Control Contribute to Good Health

Well balanced diet

We are what we eat.

A healthy and well-balanced diet consisting of high-fibre vegetables, protein, omega 3-rich fats, whole grains, fruits and approximately 2.5 litres of water a day is naturally important to our well-being.

But our dietary intake is half the story. The absorption of the essential minerals, vitamins and all the goodness from our nutrition through our digestive system has to be coupled with our body’s ability to eliminate the by-products of our diet.

High fibre, low carbohydrate, low calorie, Atkins, high protein, low fat, detox, weight loss, vegetarian, 5-a-day roughage, slimming, low cholesterol diets would by themselves be incomplete for the maintenance of good health without the efficient elimination of toxins and waste through a healthy colonic tract.

Modern diets and our lifestyle can play a major part in disturbing the natural process of elimination and impact on our health.

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Medical Coding Professionals Contribute to the Delivery of Quality Health Services

In providing health services, doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners need accurate and complete information on a particular condition. Medical coding professionals allow this to happen.

Through medical classification or coding, diagnoses as well as the prescribed procedures for the conditions can be transformed into universal medical code numbers. References for the coding process include results from the laboratory, doctors’ notes, and other sources. The coding process allows health care providers to sum up the condition of each patient conveniently, leading to the timely and precise delivery of treatment.

Outside the clinical care setting, medical coding also finds a wide range of applications. Government health agencies as well as research centers can use the codes to classify diseases into chronic, or contagious, and other categories. Medical insurance providers can also refer to such codes when they analyze the reimbursements or benefits that are due their clients. Furthermore, they are useful … Read More