US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here’s why it matters and how you can stop it

If we continue on this path, “cities will become warmer, more polluted and generally more unhealthy for inhabitants,” said David Nowak, a senior US Forest Service scientist and co-author of the study.

Nowak says there are many reasons our tree canopy is declining, including hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, insects and disease. But the one reason for tree loss that humans can control is sensible development.

“We see the tree cover being swapped out for impervious cover, which means when we look at the photographs, what was there is now replaced with a parking lot or a building,” Nowak said.

More than 80% of the US population lives in urban areas, and most Americans live in forested regions along the East and West coasts, Nowak says.

“Every time we put a road down, we put a building and we cut a tree or add a tree, it not only affects that site,

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Covid-19: Sale of AstraZeneca vaccine to AU concluded – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

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  • Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the full purchase amount for the AstraZeneca vaccines was received Monday last week.
  • About a million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were sold to the African Union by South Africa. 
  • Mkhize says the first batch of vaccines that is being delivered will benefit nine member states.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the sale of the one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the African Union (AU) has been concluded. 

In a statement on Sunday, Mkhize said the department had in the past weeks ensured that all member states identified by the AU vaccine acquisition team as recipients were compliant and had obtained regulatory approvals, permits and licenses to roll out the jabs in their countries. 

Mkhize said the full purchase amount was received by the department last Monday.

“The AU and South African teams then ensured

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  • PPE: A Head-to-Toe Task

    In the rush to provide treatment, especially during a pandemic, it’s easy to reach for the PPE basics — masks, gowns and gloves — and skip the rest. To truly minimize microbial exposure, it’s equally important to cover your head and your feet, too. Featherweight Bouffant Caps are barely noticeable when worn, but provide powerful protection against dry particulate. Caps also contain loose hair to significantly reduce the risk for contamination in critical care spaces. Anti-Skid Shoe Covers take coverage a step further by protecting

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a relative state in which one is able to function well physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually in order to express the full range of one’s unique potentialities within the environment in which one is living. In the words of René Dubos, “health is primarily a measure of each person’s ability to do and become what he wants to become.” 

Current views of health and illness recognize health as more than the absence of disease. Realizing that humans are dynamic beings whose state of health can change from day to day or even from hour to hour, leaders in the health field suggest that it is better to think of each person as being located on a graduated scale or continuous spectrum (continuum) ranging from obvious dire illness through the absence of discernible disease to a state of optimal functioning in every aspect of one’s life. High-level

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Fauci ties gun violence to a public health issue

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., tied gun violence to public health in the country during an interview Sunday after a recent spate of mass shootings.


Fauci was a guest on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and the host, Dana Bash asked him his opinion on gun violence, which she described as “another epidemic” in the U.S.


“When you see people getting killed, I mean, in this last month, it’s just been horrifying what’s happened. How can you say that’s not a public health issue?”

The U.S. experienced a significant drop in mass shootings in 2020, the country has already absorbed several incidents, most recently on Thursday in Indianapolis at a FedEx facility where eight people were killed. President Biden referred to the shootings

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Big advances for dental implants

Advances in dentistry are enabling more people with low jawbone volume to consider dental implants. Advances include smaller “mini” implants that are about half the width of regular dental implants and technology that gives dentists the ability to place implants…


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Feed your gut

Some fermented foods contain probiotics, beneficial microorganisms that can live in your intestines. These microorganisms help you stay healthy, potentially improving your immune function and reducing damaging inflammation. Eating prebiotics—high-fiber foods that are a source of nutrition for these healthful…

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Conquer your fear of dietary fat

For decades, high intake of fat was thought to cause weight gain, heart disease, and maybe even cancer. The solution? Go low-fat, which often meant consuming more carbs and more sugar. But nutritionists now suggest people actually need adequate amounts…


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Depression and heart disease:

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50 Foods That Are Super Healthy

It’s easy to wonder which foods are healthiest.

A vast number of foods are both healthy and tasty. By filling your plate with fruits, vegetables, quality protein, and other whole foods, you’ll have meals that are colorful, versatile, and good for you.

Here are 50 incredibly healthy foods. Most of them are surprisingly delicious.

Fruits and berries are among the world’s most popular health foods.

These sweet, nutritious foods are very easy to incorporate into your diet because they require little to no preparation.

1. Apples

Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, and numerous antioxidants. They are very filling and make the perfect snack if you find yourself hungry between meals.

2. Avocados

Avocados are different than most fruits because they are loaded with healthy fats instead of carbs. Not only are they creamy and tasty but also high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.

3. Bananas

Bananas are

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We have been directed to refer all further questions about results and testing in the community to our regional Public Health Agency – the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), which is completely appropriate when you think about it.

Patients who live in the hospital’s service area could be tested at other facilities in Nevada or in other states and Mesa View Regional Hospital would not receive that information.

All test results for people residing in our area are collected and reported by the SNHD

Mesa View Hospital is open and operating with the below restrictions visitor restrictions and is equipped to obtain specimen samples to be sent for testing if ordered by a physician.

Mesa View Medical Group is operating per their normal operating hours.

Important Information Regarding The Quick Care Walk-In Clinic in Mesquite:

To centralize patient care during this unprecedented time, ALL

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Why the Eastern Cape health dept faces lawsuits totalling R3.1bn

So sick! The Eastern Cape health dept faces R3.1bn in medico-legal claims.

  • The Eastern Cape health department has been sued by different lawyers for a collective R3.1 billion for medical negligence. 
  • Legal claims are expected to rise to R4.4 billion by the year end, the department said.
  • Blame is centred on unscrupulous lawyers, who are colluding with “unethical and shameless” healthcare workers, to make a quick buck.

The Eastern Cape health department may have to pay R3.1 billion in lawsuits if it can’t defend itself against lawyers suing for medical negligence at public hospitals.

The astronomical figure was revealed by newly-appointed health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth, who added that the amount is expected to rise to R4.4 billion by the end of the year. 

Meth blamed the astronomical medico-legal claim bill on unscrupulous lawyers, who are colluding with “unethical and shameless” healthcare workers in the Eastern Cape, to milk the

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Western Cape health department to investigate allegations of vaccine queue jumping

Dr Jarrod Zamparini receives a vaccine.

  • The Western Cape Department of Health has been instructed to investigate
    cases of people posing as healthcare workers to receive vaccines.
  • This follows a report that family members of doctors were posing as
    healthcare workers or receiving vaccines even though they were only
    administrative staff.
  • As a security measure, the department is requesting everyone to produce
    proof that they are healthcare workers before being vaccinated.

The Western Cape Department of Health will be investigating allegations
that some people have skipped the queue for their Covid-19 vaccine, after
posing as healthcare workers.

According to a report by IOL, some doctors have allowed their
family members to pose as healthcare workers to fast track their vaccination.

The incidents reportedly occurred at Groote Schuur Hospital, with some
people presenting fake documentation, or only working in administrative roles.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said he has asked

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