Day: October 3, 2020

Military suicides up 20%; leaders say virus stresses an already-strained force

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WASHINGTON — Military suicides have increased by as much as 20 percent this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters and civil unrest.

While the data is incomplete and causes of suicide are complex, Army and Air Force officials say they believe the pandemic is adding stress to an already strained force.

And senior Army leaders — who say they’ve seen about a 30 percent jump in active-duty suicides so

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Modernizing Medicine Selects Adyen to Incorporate Payments into Healthcare Platform

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, announced today that it has been selected by Modernizing Medicine Retail Solutions, Inc., to offer point-of-sale (POS) and online payments on its platform, known as modmed® Pay. The Modernizing Medicine® group of companies is a health information technology leader providing integrated suites of solutions for specialty medical practices.

Together, the companies offer a unified commerce approach that helps clients simplify payments by connecting patients, healthcare providers and financial institutions with integrated solutions. modmed Pay integrates with the Practice Management (PM) system for EMA® electronic health records (EHR) system users and the gastroenterology practice management solution, gPM™, for gGastro® EHR users.

President and COO Joe Harpaz of Modernizing Medicine stated: “As a provider of modern cloud platforms, we needed a payments platform that

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5 Things A Dentist Can Say By Looking In Your Mouth

A dentist is not just a specialist in oral health but he can tell a lot about your general health just by looking in your mouth. Apart from tooth wear and tear or gum problems, there are many other things that your dentist can guess through your mouth’s condition. This does sound creepy and interesting at the same time but it is true. Oral health is very important as a poor oral condition can be a great breeding ground for germs and bacteria. They not only affect your teeth and gums but also enter the body to create more troubles. Listed below are some facts that a dentist may tell by simply looking at your teeth: 

1. You like aerated and sugary drinks

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If you are someone who loves to drink soft drinks, sports drinks, lemon soda, etc., your dentist can predict this habit of yours by looking at your

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Trump’s COVID-19 symptoms ‘very concerning’, next 48 hours critical: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is not yet on a clear path to recovery from COVID-19 and some of his vital signs over the last 24 hours were very concerning, a person familiar with his health said on Saturday.

The source’s assessment of the Republican president’s medical status seemed to be at odds to that of a team of doctors who said at a press conference earlier on Saturday that he was “doing very well.”

One of those doctors said Trump had told them “‘I feel like I could walk out of here today.’”

The source, who asked not to be identified, said the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of Trump’s care.

Trump left the White House and was moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington on Friday just hours after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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