Day: July 10, 2020

McKinney TX Dentist – Stonebridge Ranch Smiles

McKinney, TX Family Dentist
Stonebridge Ranch Smiles
5881 Virginia Pkwy Suite 500
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 984-1882
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Dentist McKinney TXStonebridge Ranch Smiles is pleased to welcome you to our family friendly dental practice, located in the beautiful Stonebridge Ranch community of McKinney, Texas. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any dental issues you may be facing. That’s why we’ve developed this website loaded with valuable information about dentistry, oral health, dental problems & treatments. Some treatments include veneers, Invisalign, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, and many more services.

We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have a concern about your oral health. Our website also provides you with background about Dr. Sharp, our great staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office nestled in the Stonebridge Ranch community

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We’re Facing a Mental Health Crisis in Healthcare Workers, the Majority of Whom Are Women

More than 130,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, a novel strain of coronavirus, and cases continue to surge in communities across the country. But for frontline medical workers, particularly those working in emergency rooms and treating COVID-19 patients, the fight has only just begun.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 515 healthcare workers have died so far after contracting COVID-19 – with 34 percent of cases still unreported – a larger, potentially even more deadly crisis is looming. For doctors, nurses, hospital cleaners, and other staff members on the front lines – nearly 80 percent of whom are women, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics – it’s their mental health that has been devastated, and this country is beyond ill-equipped to help them repair it.

“Trauma does not have a timeline, so we will be seeing the ramifications from this

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A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

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CLAIM: The nasal swab test commonly used for to diagnose COVID-19 involves obtaining a sample from a protective layer of cells known as the blood-brain barrier, which can result in inflammation of the brain.

THE FACTS: The swab used to diagnose COVID-19 goes so far back into the nose that it can be uncomfortable, even causing some people’s eyes to water. But it doesn’t touch the area known as the blood-brain barrier, where blood vessels and the brain exchange important nutrients, despite social media posts that claim it does. This week, Facebook posts viewed more than a million times shared a diagram of the nasopharyngeal swab test next

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When will school open? Here’s a state-by-state list

When will schools open back up? How will schools open back up? Is there going to be school this year?

These are the questions on every parent’s mind these days. TODAY Parents has collected the latest information from every state and the largest school districts in every state. While some schools are planning to start the new school year with in-person instruction, many others are offering online options or a hybrid model. Please note: We’ll keep updating this story, but the situation is changing rapidly, so please check with your local school district for the latest.

Need help deciding what to do about school this year? See our story with expert advice on how to make the decision.

In the meantime, here’s what we know about schools re-opening this year:

Alabama

On June 26, State Superintendent Eric Mackey announced that all Alabama public schools should reopen on time. However, districts

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Kitchener Dentist | ENAMEL REPUBLIC

Families with children enjoy the play area at our Kitchener Dental Clinic.  We offer fun toys, colouring activities and educational books to keep little ones interested. We also schedule consecutive appointments for siblings and parents, to make dental care easier for busy families. Wireless internet is available in our office as well, so bring your phone, tablet, or laptop and simply ask for the WiFi code. Televisions in our office feature cable, and we invite you to enjoy your favourite programming while in the dental chair.

To make dental care available and affordable for everyone, we bill your insurance directly to minimize your out-of-pocket costs.   This way, you won’t have to pay a large amount up front and then wait for your insurance company to reimburse you.  If you don’t have insurance or want to finance any balance, ask us about Dental Card, the best dental financing program around.

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Coronavirus puppy scams come with ‘red flags,’ expert says: Illegal Tender podcast

This is the third and final part of Yahoo Finance’s Illegal Tender podcast about the puppy crimes of quarantine and online puppy scams. Listen to the series here.

Many dog owners will look back at the coronavirus lockdown and self-quarantine as the start of their puppy journey.

This season of “Illegal Tender” explores the world of online puppy scams through conversations with two victims and one industry watchdog.

This episode, concluding the season, is a conversation with Josh Kreinberg, chief administrative officer and general counsel at PuppySpot. Kreinberg is a dog owner and dog lover who’s dedicated his professional life to working for a company that places dogs with forever homes. 

Through his work at PuppySpot, Kreinberg is an expert when it comes to identifying online puppy scams and how would-be dog owners can protect themselves from becoming victims.  

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These Body-Positive Influencers Make Us Feel So Good

In a world where Internet trolls like to spend their time tearing others down and where some of Hollywood’s top actresses and models use their fame to spread garbage advice about skinny teas and tonics, it can be a struggle to stay upbeat about our bodies. Fortunately, body-positive influencers all over the world are here to help. So much so that, if you search #bodypositive on Instagram, you’ll be met with over 13 million posts dedicated to spreading love and support for real bodies.

While finding as many body-positive influencers to follow will undoubtedly make your social media feeds a more positive place to spend your free time, actually scouring them out can be a bit of a process. To help fill your feed with relatable content creators and uplifting messages, ahead you’ll find 12 body-positive influencers to follow ASAP. And if you love what you see, be sure to

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Doctors, teachers reject Trump’s pressure to reopen U.S. schools

By Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Groups representing the nation’s doctors, teachers and top school officials on Friday pushed back against pressure from President Donald Trump to fully reopen U.S. schools despite a surge in coronavirus cases, saying science must guide the decisions.

“Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics,” the American Academy of Pediatrics, two national teachers’ unions and a school superintendents’ group said, following days of threats by Trump to choke off federal education funds if schools do not open their doors for the upcoming academic year.

“We should leave it to health experts to tell us when the time is best to open up school buildings, and listen to educators and administrators to shape how we do it,” AAP, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the School Superintendents Association said in a joint statement.

Their call was echoed by

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Plantation, FL Dentist & Cosmetic Services

Look good and feel good with dentistry that takes care of your life.

It is a great experience at WholeLife Dentistry. The staff is friendly and courteous, and Dr. Vallejo is an excellent dentist. It’s a warm and inviting environment. Expedient and fantastic service! I’ve already recommended a couple others to his practice that have also had outstanding results, and always happy to recommend more.
~ Hanna C.

Thank you for visiting the website of WholeLife Dentistry by Dr. Vallejo, where our practice revolves around you. Dr. Vallejo and his team are committed to providing quality, health conscious dentistry for patients of all ages. Our state-of-the-art practice is conveniently located in Plantation, FL, proudly serving residents of Davie, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, and other area communities.

Our commitment to you

Our practice is named WholeLife Dentistry by Dr. Vallejo for a reason; it

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LA Teachers Union Recommends Online-Only Fall Semester

LOS ANGELES, CA — As the the Aug. 18 start of the school year looms, teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest district in the nation, are saying they don’t feel safe returning to their classrooms during the pandemic, according to the teachers union. The United Teachers Los Angeles leadership is recommending and entirely online fall semester.

The board of directors and bargaining team for the union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District is recommending campuses remain closed, and the union as a whole is expected to take the same stance. If LAUSD schools were to keep their doors shut in the fall, it could have ripple effects across the country as schools, teachers and families decide whether to return to campuses. When LAUSD schools shut down in March, districts across the state swiftly followed

“We all want to physically open schools and

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