Health Experts Say India Missed Early Alarm, Let Deadly Coronavirus Variant Spread | World News

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Zeba Siddiqui

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A veteran public health expert warned top Indian officials in early March that a new variant of the coronavirus was spreading quickly in a rural district in the heart of the country and that the outbreak required urgent attention.

Federal health authorities failed to respond adequately to that warning, Dr Subhash Salunke, who has 30 years of experience in public health in India, Indonesia and the United States, told Reuters.

The variant, now known as B.1.617, triggered a catastrophic wave of coronavirus cases in India and has since spread to

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RWJBarnabas Health Raising Awareness for National Donate Life Month | News

WEST ORANGE, N.J., April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, is supporting National Donate Life month in April by raising awareness of organ donation within the communities it serves. At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Heart Transplant Program has transplanted over 1,100 healthy hearts, a milestone made possible only through the aid of organ donors and their families.

“The generosity of one donor can save so many lives,” said Margarita Camacho, M.D., Surgical

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Saddle maker’s heart turns to health care workers | Elk River Star News

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Mike Bray watches the news every night and sees all the things health care workers go through.

One night, the accomplished saddle maker realized he needed to thank them.

“It’s not often that the health care workers are thanked, and a pat on the back means a lot,” Bray said.

So Bray went out to his Lake Ida leather studio and began what he has done so many times before.

Like Bray did when he created hand-tooled saddles honoring law enforcement, victims of PTSD, U.S. troops, and his Saddle of Hope, an artistic tribute to

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BulletinHealthcare Partners with Academy of General Dentistry to Launch Dental News Briefings

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BELTSVILLE, Md., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BulletinHealthcare, a leading provider of news briefings for top U.S. medical associations, today announced that it has launched two new publications, AGD Today and AGD Practice Weekly, for members of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

AGD Today is distributed via email to AGD members and affiliates by 8:30 a.m. ET every weekday morning. The publication satisfies the daily information needs of general dentists and dental professionals.

Similarly, AGD Practice Weekly

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How to stay healthy during Heart Health Month – 41NBC News

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — February is Heart Health Month and doctors want to make sure your heart is healthy.

Heart disease is the leading killer for Americans. We spoke with Dr. Arshad Yousef, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Coliseum Medical Center. He says people should eat a heart-healthy diet that’s low in carbs and fat. Eating fruits, vegetables, and proteins like chicken and fish are important too.

Dr. Yousef also says exercising is important, and there are safe ways to do it at home.

“You can do yoga, you can do

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Give Kids A Smile event postponed as COVID-19 continues to affect oral health care | Local News

This year will be the first time in nearly two decades that children visiting Eastern Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry the first Friday in February will not be greeted with Purple the Clown, PeeDee the Pirate and the ECU cheerleaders.

Give Kids A Smile day, which provides free dental care to children, will not be held during National Children’s Dental Health Month due to the coronavirus pandemic. But members of the East Central Dental Society hope the effort will come up smiling later this year.

“We would like to be able to do it at some point this year. Right now

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