Gov. Cox and Lt. Gov. Henderson order paid leave for mental health treatment and education

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 12, 2021) — Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson issued an executive order granting all state executive branch employees four (4) hours of administrative leave to address mental health issues. 

A recent CDC survey found that nearly 41% of respondents reported an adverse mental or behavioral health condition, such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, or increased substance use. In addition, a Society for Human Resource Management survey found that work-related concerns left more than 40% of employees feeling hopeless, burned out or exhausted as they grapple with lives altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, 37% of employees said they haven’t done anything to cope with depression-related symptoms. 

“As leaders, it is our responsibility to transform the ways we think about, talk about and address all forms of mental health challenges,” Gov. Cox said in a video message to state employees. “We

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Oral health

Oral health conditions

The majority of oral health conditions are: dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal diseases, oral cancers, oral manifestations of HIV, oro-dental trauma, cleft lip and palate, and noma (severe gangrenous disease starting in the mouth mostly affecting
children). Most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages.

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 estimated that oral diseases affect close to 3.5 billion people worldwide, with caries of permanent teeth being the most common condition. Globally, it is estimated that 2.3 billion people suffer from caries
of permanent teeth and more than 530 million children suffer from caries of primary teeth.2  

In most low- and middle-income countries, with increasing urbanization and changes in living conditions, the prevalence of oral diseases continues to increase. This is primarily due to inadequate exposure to fluoride (in the water supply and oral hygiene
products such

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Health and Fitness Supplements for an Optimized Life

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The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

exercise & fitness

You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it can also boost your mood, improve your sleep, and help you deal with depression, anxiety, stress, and more?

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What are the mental health benefits of exercise?

Exercise is not just about aerobic capacity and muscle size. Sure, exercise can improve your physical health and your physique, trim your waistline, improve your sex life, and even add years to your life. But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active.

People who exercise regularly tend to do so because it gives them an enormous sense of well-being. They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. And it’s also a powerful medicine for many common mental health challenges.

Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact

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I’m challenging myself to do this for my health

I’ve always been a night owl. It’s easy for me to stay up late and mornings always seem to come too soon. 

But unfortunately, that’s not how the world works, and I want to be more refreshed during the day. 

So in an effort to get myself on a better sleep schedule and make mornings a little easier, I’ve decided to give myself a challenge: go to sleep between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. every night for a month.

While the jury is still out on exactly how many days it takes to form a long-lasting habit, I figure 30 days is a good place to start.

Before this challenge, I tried to be in bed at a decent time, but that wasn’t always when I’d be falling asleep. I’d sometimes watch TV or scroll on my phone, which kept me up late for no good reason.


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More Americans are seeking mental health treatment

Nearly half of American households have had someone seek mental health treatment this year, but many still perceive cost and lack of insurance coverage as barriers to seeking help, according to a recent national poll by APA’s Practice Directorate. The poll–a telephone survey of 1,000 randomly selected Americans between the ages of 18 and 64–also shows that stigma about seeking mental health treatment is increasingly less of an obstacle to getting treatment. The Practice Directorate conducts such a poll every few years to gauge public sentiment about mental health care.

Indeed, 48 percent of those polled reported a visit to a mental health professional by someone in their household this year, and more than nine out of 10–91 percent–said they would likely consult or recommend a mental health professional if they or a family member were experiencing a problem.

“We’ve made progress in people’s attitudes toward getting mental health treatment

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Child under 5 dies from complications related to COVID-19 in Orange County, health officials say

Health officials in Orange County on Friday confirmed its second COVID-related pediatric death.

The child, who was under the age of 5, had underlying health conditions and died last month of complications related to COVID-19, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

“My heart goes out to this family who has lost a precious young life. This is an urgent reminder that we must do everything we can to protect our little ones, the children and infants in our community who are not yet eligible for a vaccination,” county Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau said in a press release.

Additional details about the child, such as gender and exact age, were not immediately released.

This is the second pediatric COVID death in Orange County. The first juvenile COVID fatality occurred in August 2020, and that teenage girl had significant underlying medical conditions.

Last month, a child under 12 with

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Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifier suspended after health officials intervene

A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of four Argentine players they say broke quarantine rules.

Just minutes after kickoff on Sunday at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, officials entered the pitch to stop the game, prompting players from Argentina to walk off the pitch.

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“The referee and the match official will take a report to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and they will decide what steps to take,” a statement issued by CONMEBOL read.

In a subsequent statement, FIFA said it “confirm that following a decision by the match officials, the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying match Brazil vs. Argentina has been suspended. Further details will follow in due course.”

Following the match,

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Health Club in Sedona, AZ

Health Club Summary:

A health club is a fitness center designed to improve fitness levels, typically through physical exercise. Health clubs have evolved from the traditional gym to include more than just free weights in order to offer more services to their clientele. While most
health clubs require an annual membership fee, some additional services may cost extra, either in an additional monthly rate or often at time of service. Additional options and resources might include swimming pools, ball courts, boxing, yoga, massage, and various group classes.

Health clubs may have a few or many offered services. These include weights and workout machines that involve isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic muscle training, various group exercise classes such as aerobics, pilates, or dance, and personal trainers. Additional services may also be available.

Conditions Treated:

A health club can help reduce and prevent obesity and help people with weight loss. Services provided by

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Glossary of Dental Health Terms

Abrasion: Tooth wear caused by improper brushing or excessively forceful use of toothpicks or floss. Holding objects between the teeth or frequently placing and removing a dental appliance may also cause abrasion.

abscess: an infection of a tooth, soft tissue, or bone.

abutment: tooth or teeth on either side of a missing tooth that support a fixed bridge or removable partial; also refers to a piece of metal or porcelain that is screwed on to an implant to allow a crown to be glued on.

acrylic resin: a plastic widely used in dentistry.

ADA Seal of Acceptance: a designation awarded to products that have met American Dental Association’s criteria for safety and effectiveness and whose packaging and advertising claims are scientifically supported.

adjustment: a modification made upon a dental prosthesis after it has been completed and inserted into the mouth.

air abrasion/micro abrasion:

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