Fitbit Charge 4 band is defective, the company confirms

Fitbit is perhaps best known for its fitness trackers, and one of the latest models is the Charge 4. Launched earlier this year, Fitbit Charge 4 comes with several perks, but the company has now confirmed a slight defect with its band.

Speaking to Android Central, Fitbit confirmed that on a “small number” of Charge 4 units there is a defect where the band connects to the tracker itself. When this happens, there’s a very small gap between the band and the tracker. Based on user reports, it doesn’t appear this actually causes the band to disconnect, but it’s a noticeable flaw that leaves room for dust to get in.

In a statement, Fitbit says:

We are aware that a band-connection issue is affecting a small number of Charge 4 users. We take customer satisfaction very seriously and the quality of our products is one of our top priorities.

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Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Surge by at Least 50%

Is it time for the bears to break out the champagne glasses? Not so fast, says Goldman Sachs. Volatility has ruled the Street for the last few weeks, leading some to conclude that those with a more pessimistic outlook had been vindicated, but the firm believes stocks can still climb higher.According to Goldman Sachs’ head of U.S. equity strategy, David Kostin, the S&P 500 could still hit 3,600 by the end of the year, and 3,800 by mid-2021, on the back of vaccine-related optimism and progress with the economic reopening. This would reflect gains of 10% and 16%, respectively, should the index ultimately reach these targets.“Despite the sharp sell-off in the past week, we remain optimistic about the path of the U.S. equity market in coming months. The Superforecaster probability of a mass-distributed vaccine by Q1

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Is a Dentist Appointment Safe Right Now?

Going to the dentist has never been what we’d call a good time, but, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a more loaded endeavor than ever. After all, there’s no way to mask up while getting your teeth cleaned, which means you’re more vulnerable to potential coronavirus exposure than you might be in other health care scenarios. As a result, you may be questioning whether or not to make that appointment.

On August 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) supported that impulse to postpone dentist check-ups. In response to COVID-19 transmission rate increases, the United Nations agency released new guidance regarding oral health care, recommending that routine dental care—check-ups, cleaning, and other preventative services—be avoided. Essential visits like oral emergencies should continue to be scheduled.

The reasoning behind this type of caution, explains Timothy Brewer, MD, professor of medicine and epidemiology at UCLA, is that dentists, hygienists, and patients are at

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L.A. County deputies arrest radio reporter covering protest outside hospital

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrested a public-radio reporter as she covered protests that had erupted outside a hospital where two deputies were being treated for gunshot wounds suffered Saturday evening in an “ambush” attack.

a group of people walking down a street next to a fire hydrant: A large number of L.A. County sheriff's deputies converged on the area surrounding St. Francis Medical Center, where two sheriff's deputies are being treated after being shot. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

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A large number of L.A. County sheriff’s deputies converged on the area surrounding St. Francis Medical Center, where two sheriff’s deputies are being treated after being shot. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

The incident drew widespread condemnation from journalism organizations and prompted the sheriff’s chief watchdog to launch an investigation.

The reporter, Josie Huang, of KPCC and LAist, was taken into custody outside St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and released hours later. She received a citation for allegedly violating the obstruction law, Penal Code Section 148.

“That’s what surprises me the most is that once she was identified as a reporter that they transported her, that

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5 of the best testosterone supplements and some natural boosters

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Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in males, but it also has important functions in the female body. If a person has a testosterone deficiency, they may wish to take testosterone supplements or adopt certain lifestyle changes.

In this article, we explain more about testosterone, including its role in males and females and how a person can increase their levels of this hormone.

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Some of the best testosterone supplements may include vitamin D and ashwagandha.

Testosterone is a key male sex hormone. During puberty, testosterone is responsible for the deepening of the voice, the growth of the male sexual organs, and the development of pubic hair. It also plays an important role in sperm production.

Although people often associate testosterone

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$13+ Billion Fitness App Market by Function & Type – Global Forecast to 2025 with Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

The “Fitness App Market Research Report by Function, by Type – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” report has been added to’s offering.

The Global Fitness App Market is expected to grow from USD 3,312.58 Million in 2019 to USD 13,016.77 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.61%.

The Diet and Nutrition is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period

Based on Function, the Fitness App Market studied across Activity Tracking, Diet and Nutrition, and Workout or Exercise. The Activity Tracking commanded the largest size in the Fitness App Market in 2019. On the other hand, the Diet and Nutrition is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.

The Altruistic Fitness Apps is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period

Based on Type, the Fitness App Market studied

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The dentist is available to see you now. It’s safer than you think –

For the past several months, many of us have been fearful of leaving home, let alone visiting the dentist. But as restrictions have eased in the past weeks, many health leaders are encouraging patients to add dental visits to their agendas again.

Dental offices were closed across the United States and Costa Rica after being advised in March by the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to close their practices to all but emergency care. Some remain closed, but most dental clinics are now open and ready for business, albeit with new safety protocols to keep patients and staff safe from the risk of viral contagion.

In Costa Rica, the restrictions against routine care have been loosened, allowing patients to attend dental appointments. Is it really safe to go to the dentist now?

“The concern about the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during a visit

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Berlusconi leaves hospital after COVID battle [Video]

“I said to myself, with satisfaction, ‘Once again you have got away with it again’,” a smiling Berlusconi told reporters at the gates of Milan’s San Raffaele hospital, where he was admitted on Sept. 3, after testing positive for COVID-19.

His personal doctor said last week that the 83 year-old media tycoon had come down with pneumonia and was considered a high risk patient because of his age and underlying health conditions, including heart problems.

The doctor said Berlusconi would have died had he faced the same symptoms in March and April, but that doctors had learnt a lot from the initial onslaught of coronavirus and were better equipped to tackle the illness.

Berlusconi is believed to have caught the virus while on holiday in his villa on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.

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Top 3 Ways To Improve Mental Fitness

Mental fitness is defined as the behaviour of a person that how he feels, perceives, see, and act on things. It includes the emotional, psychological, and social aspects of a person. It is a crucial stage in your life. Your mental fitness can be affected, and the symptoms are prevalent. Symptoms include eating less or overeating, high or low-level energy, sleeping or not sleeping, smoking, use of drugs, feeling helpless, etc. Top 3 ways that how can you improve your mental fitness are given below:

 Give Yourself Time:

No one can understand a person well as he does himself. Therefore, self-medication is an essential process while fighting with your mental condition. Meditation daily can help you to relax your brain muscles which got stretched when you overthink or take the stress. If a person is not getting better, then he must contact a doctor. Doctor recommend him ADD (Attention Deficit … Read More

Westbrook HS switches to distance learning through Wednesday after coronavirus case

WESTBROOK — Westbrook High School will be closed through Wednesday after a member of the school community tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a letter from the district.

In the letter, Zachary Faiella, director of health in Westbrook, and Interim Superintendent Patricia Charles said they became aware of the positive test on Sunday afternoon.

“The Westbrook Health Director, Zachary Faiella, has determined that the Westbrook High School facility needs to be closed for three days, September 14, 15, and 16,.” the officials said in the release. “These three days will enable the school to be thoroughly cleaned and to conduct the necessary contact tracing. The students will participate in distance learning during this period.”

“Pending further information on this investigation, students and staff who have not been identified as either being close contacts or in the same class

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