Day: September 13, 2020

‘You don’t exist’: Inside UA’s COVID-19 isolation dorms

University of Alabama freshman Caleb Overstreet has been living under isolation in the university’s Bryce Lawn apartment complex since shortly after he tested positive for COVID-19 at Coleman Coliseum the afternoon of Aug. 27.

He first started experiencing symptoms the prior morning, but said he was only able to get an appointment for a rapid COVID test after calling the university’s coronavirus hotline more than a dozen times and leaving numerous voicemails over two days.

Since then, Overstreet says he has grown increasingly disillusioned with UA’s preparation for, and response to, the school’s massive COVID-19 outbreak. He is particularly critical of the university’s student isolation regime.

“They kind of pretend that once you get it, you don’t exist,” he said in a Wednesday phone interview from inside his isolation room. “It’s like they assigned a single person to manage all the COVID cases. That’s how it feels, like they pumped

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Group fitness classes extended at Canalside, MLK Park through September | Health

Group fitness classes extended at Canalside

The coronavirus pandemic has slimmed down the free Fitness at Canalside group classes this year. Participants must register, physically distance and wear masks until they settle into their space to participate. 

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, forced to start its outdoor group fitness classes late this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, will continue them through September.

“It’s important to us to provide our neighbors with options to enhance their health and well-being,” Julie R. Snyder, chief marketing and communications officer with the health insurer, said while making the announcement Thursday.

Classes at Canalside and Martin Luther King Jr. Park typically end on Labor Day weekend. They typically start after Memorial Day.

This year has been anything but typical.

More than 12,500 people in the region have so far tested positive for the coronavirus, thousands got sick and more than 860 died.


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Dr. William H. Stiles of Medford, New Jersey Named 2020 NJ Top Dentist

NJ Top Dentists has reviewed and approved Dr. William H. Stiles of Stiles Dental Care in Medford, New Jersey for 2020.

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., Sept. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — NJ Top Dentist Dr. William H. Stiles wholeheartedly believes that a strong doctor-patient relationship is the key to excelling as a dentist. Dr. Stiles’ Golden Rule of Dentistry is to form a trusting, long-lasting relationship with each patient.

“In most cases, my patients and I have formed a relationship,” says Dr. Stiles. “While it’s important for dentists to listen to patients to understand what’s desired, it’s equally crucial for patients to listen to their dentists so they understand what options are being suggested.”

Dr. Stiles’ Medford, New Jersey practice is outfitted with cutting-edge technology including a CEREC machine, which is the latest 3D innovation providing single-visit crowns, inlays, and onlays.

To stay abreast of emerging technologies, Dr. Stiles has completed

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Italy’s Berlusconi in hospital after contracting virus

Italy’s flamboyant former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was in hospital Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus, the latest high-profile figure to contract the disease.

The 83-year-old media tycoon is being treated for a lung infection at San Raffaele hospital in Milan where he was admitted on Thursday night, his personal physician said.

Berlusconi had tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week after returning from a holiday at his luxury villa on Sardinia’s jet-set Emerald Coast. 

His doctor Alberto Zangrillo said at a press conference on Friday that his condition was “encouraging” and that he was not intubated or on a ventilator.

The billionaire is “a patient at risk because of his age and previous illnesses,” the doctor said, adding that he should remain in hospital for “a few days”.

But he admitted: “Berlusconi’s mood is not the best,” saying that he had to insist that he be admitted to

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