Kaiser Permanente Creates Social Health Playbook for COVID-19 Pandemic

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated nonprofit health care system, has created guidance that can be widely adopted across the health care industry for assessing COVID-19 patients’ need for social resources that will allow them to safely recover and reduce community spread of the virus.

The Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 Social Health Playbook provides clinical care teams with guidance and tools for screening patients for social needs, connecting them to help, and following up to ensure their needs are met. The initial release of the playbook has a strong focus on addressing COVID-19 patients’ social needs to improve their health outcomes and to prevent further transmission of the virus. It is publicly available as a free resource for care providers across the industry.

Kaiser Permanente has already broadened the scope of its care and services to address crucial factors that affect people’s health,

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18-year-old creates healthy snacks for on-the-go students

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Having always been passionate about health and fitness, 18-year-old Sophia Mezzacappa became vegan/vegetarian about three years ago.

As a student on the go, the Grymes Hill resident found her new diet led to her consuming an excess of processed protein bars.

“I started noticing that all of this processed food wasn’t the best for my stomach or my body. Meanwhile, I thought I was being ‘healthy’ for choosing to eat a protein bar instead of junk food,” said Mezzacappa, who at the time was a student at Xavarian High School who was busy with sports, including the Brooklyn-based school’s cheer and tennis teams.

“When I began to notice this, I decided to make my own [protein snacks]; that way I knew exactly what ingredients I was including in them. And [this would] ensure that everything was natural and fresh,” added Mezzacappa, who began attending Lafayette College

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Moozii CEO Tiffany Johnson Creates Access to Sustainable Feminine Care and Wellness Products for Women of Color

Moozii CEO Tiffany Johnson Creates Access to Sustainable Feminine Care and Wellness Products for Women of Color

Seattle, WA, October 05, 2020 –(PR.com)– Meet the founder who is hyper-focused on creating sustainable Feminine care, Wellness and Beauty products for women of color.

Tiffany Johnson started Moozii during the pandemic after she became aware that many black women were not aware of sustainable period care products. Moozii is a Feminine care, Wellness and Beauty brand that is hyper-focused on creating access and awareness to sustainable, high-performing quality products. Moozii offers products ranging from 100% Medical Grade Menstrual cups, Organic Reusable Pads and CBD Wellness and Beauty products. Moozii launched October 1, 2020. Follow Moozii on Instagram and be sure to subscribe to their email list www.moozii.co.

What inspired you to create Moozii?
“I created Moozii because I was underwhelmed with the lack of access and awareness of sustainable and safe Feminine care & Wellness products for Women of color. Prior to creating Moozii, I was a frequent tampon

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Pandemic Creates ‘Surge’ Of Flawed Research

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a surge in potentially flawed scientific studies as researchers rush to publish results without adequate oversight, a leading medical ethicist said Friday.

Since the novel coronavirus appeared late last year there have been more than 4,000 academic papers relating to the virus, many of which have appeared online without the benefit of a full peer-review process.

Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Katrina Bramstedt, a professor at the Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Queensland, warned that rushed or inaccurate research could put lives at risk.

“Patient harm that is significant, permanent and irreversible could result from using faulty research results from pre-prints as well as published papers,” she wrote.

As of the end of July, there were 19 published articles and 14 pre-prints — papers that have not yet been peer reviewed — dealing with Covid-19 that were retracted, withdrawn, or

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Cigna creates new entity to help deliver better health care services

Cigna (CI) is launching a new brand designed to create a more efficient health care system, the company announced on Wednesday.


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Called Evernorth, the new organization’s ambition will involve unifying “health services capabilities, as well as those of partners from across the health care system, in pharmacy solutions, benefits management, care solutions, and data and analytics,” Cigna said. The brand will remain tied to Cigna and will be led by former ExpressScripts CEO Tim Wentworth.

“Evernorth’s commitment to meeting the needs of those it serves, a relentless focus on data-driven innovation, and proven approach to partnering will further accelerate our growth and our ability to solve complex issues in health care for the benefit of those we serve,” said David Cordani, President and CEO of Cigna, in a statement.

In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Wentworth said the strategy will include both a consumer-focused and payor-focused approach that

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Department of Health creates new Pandemic Metrics Dashboard

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The Virginia Department of Health announced the launch of a new Pandemic Metrics Dashboard.

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The dashboard, which will be updated weekly, shows a visualization of COVID-19 community transmission by region.

The dashboard will show:

  • Data trends for COVID-19 in specific communities where the virus is spreading
  • Assist local and state governments in determining additional mitigation measures

This pandemic dashboard provides data for communities to individualize and tailor response efforts to local needs,” Virginia State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A, said. “A community where cases are surging and hospital beds are filling up, for example, will require different response efforts from those in a community where cases are declining and hospital occupancy is low.”

A CDC School Metrics tab will also be available within the dashboard. This tab uses metrics described by the CDC to guide decisions

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Michael B. Jordans Creates Sneaker Fundraise For Black Women’s Health

Black women experience unique challenges when it comes to accessing proper healthcare and actor Michael B. Jordan wants to help.

The Black Panther star partnered with style platform GOAT for an exclusive sneaker raffle to raise funds for GirlTrek, the nation’s largest public health nonprofit dedicated to Black girls and women.

The sneakers–custom fits inspired by Jordan’s favorite movies — including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coming To America, and The Last Dragon — are crafted by Los Angeles designer the Shoe Surgeon.

“I’ve loved sneakers since I was a kid and there are so many people in the sneaker community that inspire me. Coming up at a time where I couldn’t afford all these kicks, I would use my imagination to think about what my sneaker would look like if I had a chance to build it,” said Jordan in a press statement. 

“Knowing that designing a pair

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Future creates wellness and meal program for Atlanta seniors

Throughout the pandemic, the Grammy award winning recording artist has been relentless in ensuring that every demographic in need is assisted.

ATLANTA — Future and his family spent some time last weekend giving back to senior citizens impacted by COVID-19.

Throughout the pandemic, the Grammy award-winning recording artist has been relentless in ensuring that every demographic in need is assisted.

Back in March, Future donated masks to healthcare professionals during a dire shortage. During the summer, the Freebandz CEO donated scholarships to first-year college students financially impacted as a result of the pandemic.

Over the years, Future and his FreeWishes Foundation has sponsored events that support the health and wellness of senior citizens, assisting those with medical conditions.  And this year was no different.

Future refused to cancel his annual health and wellness initiatives for seniors. Instead, his foundation brought their mission on the road through a “Wellness on Wheels”

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PEACE Of Mind, Creates Better Health

Since, most of us, realize, when we have a larger degree, of, PEACE of mind, we are capable of living a happier, healthier life, wouldn’t it make sense, to strive to proceed, in focused way, striving towards this objective? Have you, or anyone, you know, suffered with some sort of insomnia, or other sort of sleeplessness? When we are tired, nervous, upset, insecure, or otherwise, concerned/ stressed, we often proceed, in a troubled, preoccupied manner, rather than proceeding forward, in a positive, meaningful, productive way! With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, review, examine, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, why, our frame of mind, is generally, either one’s best friend, or worst enemy.

1. Perceptions; priorities; pleasure/ pleasing; purpose; positive: Many believe, You are what you think. Whether it is true, or not, one’s perceptions, often become an individual’s personal reality. Thus, those whose … Read More