Silver Cross Puts New Visitor Restrictions In Place

NEW LENOX, IL — As coronavirus cases increase across the state, Silver Cross Hospital has updated its visitor policy. The hospital has seen increased COVID-related hospitalizations over the last few weeks, Director of Marketing and Community Relations Debra Robbins told Patch.

As of Monday morning, there are 75 total isolated patients at the hospital. 71 patients are positive for the coronavirus, while four are patients under investigation.

Robbins said one patient is on a ventilator.

“With the growing number of COVID cases in the region, to keep our patients and staff safe, we’ve also implemented visitor restrictions effective today, Nov. 2,” Robbins said.

The new changes are:

  • For emergency department, procedural care unit and obstetrics: 1 visitor is allowed, but it must be the same visitor throughout

  • Inpatients: No visitors allowed unless approved for special circumstances such as a pediatric patient, end-of-life situations, or patients with special needs.

  • Outpatients: No visitors allowed unless the patient needs additional support, such as a pediatric patient, or patients with special needs.

“Please remember to mask, wash your hands often, and practice social distancing,” Robbins said.

This article originally appeared on the New Lenox Patch

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U.S. coronavirus cases cross nine million: Reuters tally

By Shaina Ahluwalia and Kavya B



a man and a woman looking at the camera: FILE PHOTO: Medical personnel work inside a field hospital known as an Alternate Care Facility at the state fair ground as cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases spike in the state near Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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FILE PHOTO: Medical personnel work inside a field hospital known as an Alternate Care Facility at the state fair ground as cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases spike in the state near Milwaukee, Wisconsin

(Reuters) – U.S. coronavirus cases crossed the 9 million mark on Friday, rising by 1 million in two weeks as the world’s worst-affected country faces a resurgence in the pandemic just ahead of elections.

Cases are rising faster than ever before. The previous record for 1 million new cases was during a surge in infection in July and August – when it took 16 days. Now the country has recorded over 1 million cases in 14 days with no sign of the outbreak slowing. (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/3jI3SCG)

On Thursday, the United States reported a record 91,254 new cases. On average, over 77,000 cases are being reported every day in the last seven days, double the level seen two months ago. Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients are hitting records in 21 out of 50 states. Deaths are also trending higher and have reached nearly 230,000.

For every 10,000 people in the United States, over 272 coronavirus cases have been reported and about seven people have died, according to a Reuters analysis. In Europe there have been 127 cases and four deaths per 10,000 residents.

Texas has surpassed California as the worst-affected state in the United States, with Florida in third place.

Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 500,000 for the first time on Wednesday, a record one-day increase as countries across the Northern Hemisphere reported daily spikes. Many governments have started taking stronger measures to bring the spread of the virus under control.

More than a half million lives could be lost to COVID-19 across the United States by the end of February, according to researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

U.S. President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term on Tuesday, has been saying for weeks that the country is “rounding the turn,” even as new cases and hospitalizations soar.

The United States performed 7.7 million coronavirus tests last week, of which 6.3% came back positive, compared with 5.4% the prior week, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer-run effort to track the outbreak.

South Dakota led the nation with the highest positive test rate at 40%, followed by Idaho at 34% and Wyoming at 29%. A total of 14 states had a positive test rate of over 10%.

According to a Reuters analysis, the South region comprises nearly 44% of all the cases in the United States, with nearly 4 million cases in the region alone, followed by the Midwest, West and Northeast.

(Reporting by Shaina Ahluwalia and Kavya B in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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Canadian Red Cross kickstarts recruitment campaign to build teams for its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Recruitment campaign launches to build additional capacity, initial focus on Ottawa

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Canadian Red Cross has launched a nationwide recruitment campaign seeking Canadians who want to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond. The Red Cross anticipates the need for assistance to increase across sectors as the pandemic persists and communities across the country are experiencing second waves of the virus. The Red Cross continues to work in support of the federal and provincial governments, and is coordinating with local authorities, public health officials, and others as needed to address emerging needs.

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The Canadian Red Cross is hiring for a variety of roles as it continues to build care teams to work in many areas across the country. The immediate focus is to build teams to support in long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario where personnel will work alongside existing staff in the homes to provide assistance to seniors. Red Cross personnel is currently providing essential personal care services and assisting with daily living activities of seniors residing in LTC.

In building effective and strong care teams, Red Cross will:

  • Seek to recruit and train people to join already existing Red Cross personnel in supporting the care of seniors in LTC;

  • Train newly recruited and existing personnel on preventing disease transmission, including the proper use of personal protective equipment; and,

  • Provide emergency equipment supplies, including mobile health clinics, to help augment public health efforts.

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“With many communities across the country experiencing a second wave of the pandemic, the Red Cross is well positioned to provide assistance in long-term care homes and beyond. The Red Cross has been supporting efforts across the country since the initial onset of COVID-19. Our recent work of providing comfort and care to seniors in long-term care facilities in Quebec, along with training to prevent disease transmission, will be foundational to this role in Ontario. The Red Cross is ready to further-build its capacity across the country and provide this vital assistance as needs emerge. We encourage Canadians who wish to make a difference to apply.”
Conrad Sauvé, president and CEO, Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross has played a significant role in Canada’s response to the global pandemic and has been there from the beginning when it provided support to returning travellers under quarantine in Trenton and Cornwall. The Canadian Red Cross is well-positioned to provide assistance in LTC with expertise led by its Global Health Unit, a team of medical experts who have experience responding to emergencies around the world. In addition, the Red Cross continues to support LTC homes in Quebec where teams have been organizing and delivering personal protective equipment and prevention of disease transmission training, offering technical advice on epidemic prevention and control, as well as providing components of its field hospital to use.

More information on available job opportunities can be found on redcross.ca.

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Hair Transplant Market revenue to cross USD 40 Bn by 2026: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Some of the major hair transplant market players include Allergan Plc, Bernstein Medical, Bosley, GETFUE Hair Clinics Ltd., Hair Restoration BlackRockHRBR, Hair Club, Venus Concept (NeoGraft), Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic, Hair Transplant Centre Turkey, Hair Transplants of Florida, Cole Instruments Inc. among others.

Selbyville, Delaware, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

According to latest report “Hair Transplant Market by Method (Follicular Unit Extraction [FUE], Follicular Unit Transplantation [FUT]), Product (Gel, Serum, Drugs, Multivitamins), Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapy, Laser Therapy), Gender (Male, Female), Service Provider (Hospitals, Clinics, Surgical Centers), Regional Outlook, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2026”, by Global Market Insights, Inc., the market valuation of hair transplant will cross $40.1 billion by 2026.

Rise in number of people suffering from hair loss in Middle East and Africa region will act as a high impact rendering factor for the market growth. Increase in number of people suffering from hair loss in the Middle Eastern countries has resulted in more young men opting for hair transplant procedures. The major factors contributing to male pattern baldness are stress, genetics, illness or medication, climatic and water condition along with physiological factors such as malnutrition and ageing. According to the recently published article, around 60% of the male population in Middle East region is expected to experience hair loss in their lifetime, as compared to global average of 40%.

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Recent technological advancements, automation and cost-effectiveness of hair transplant procedure will drive the market value. Rising demand for single session hair restoration surgeries coupled with increase in awareness regarding physical appearance will further propel the market revenue.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) segment in the hair transplant market valued more than USD 3,270 million in 2019 impelled by the rising number of men suffering from pattern baldness and growing adoption of the technologically advanced hair transplant methods by the surgeons. Furthermore, growing prevalence of alopecia cases coupled with increase in aging population base across the globe will fuel the segment growth in the coming years.

The hair transplant market for drugs segment is predicted to witness 25.5% growth rate from 2020 to 2026. The enhancement in alopecia treatment is mainly driven by the growing demand for hair loss treatment drugs that have shown higher effectiveness along with minimal side effects. In addition, increasing investment made by the leading players to develop novel hair transplant drugs will further boost the market expansion.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy in the hair transplant market accounted for USD 358 million in 2019. PRP is considered as one of the innovative and technological advanced hair transplant therapies for the patients suffering from hair thinning. PRP contains more than 20 growth factors that are considered exceptional for hair regrowth by stimulating the new hair cells and hence, this procedure will showcase higher adoption than other therapies.

Hair transplant market from male patient segment is estimated to expand at 25.8% CAGR through 2026 owing

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Christopher Cross speaks out on near-fatal COVID-19 battle

Christopher Cross is on the mend.

The singer, 69, who is known for hits like “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” and “Sailing,” told CBS Sunday Morning that while he’s doing fine these days, his bout with COVID-19 earlier this year nearly killed him.

“There was some, you know, come-to-Jesus moments or whatever, where I was looking for any help I could get, you know, through this, to get outta this thing,” Cross told correspondent Serena Altschul. “‘Cause I wasn’t sure.”

When asked by Altschul when he thinks he was exposed, Cross said he assumes it was on a trip to Mexico.

“It was early March that I went to Mexico City for a concert,” he recalled. “And, to be frank, you know, nobody knew about masks or anything like that. No one wore masks on the plane. No one was doing that. We weren’t made aware that it was a problem.”

Along with his girlfriend Joy, Cross got very sick, and was left laid up at home for several weeks.

“We both got very sick with COVID,” he said. “We were sick for about three weeks. The biggest thing I remember is just incredible malaise — just, you couldn’t lift your head.”

Cross revealed his diagnosis on April 3 in a lengthy Facebook post, and advised those who weren’t taking the virus seriously to do so from now on.

“For those of you who still do not believe the COVID-19 virus is real, or think it is a ‘hoax’ or part of some conspiracy,” he wrote at the time, “my advice to you is to understand right now that this is a deadly illness spreading like wildfire throughout the world.”

Christopher Cross (pictured in 1986) says he struggled to play guitar after experiencing paralysis as he battled COVID-19. (Photo: Fryderyk Gabowicz/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Christopher Cross (pictured in 1986) says he struggled to play guitar after experiencing paralysis as he battled COVID-19. (Photo: Fryderyk Gabowicz/picture alliance via Getty Images)

While Cross soon felt he was on the mend, the virus proved to take more out of him than he realized.

“I went to the market. Then when I got home, I just, my legs just gave out,” said Cross. “That was it. Couldn’t walk at all.”

He was soon diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, an illness where the body’s immune system attacks the nerves. Cross says his doctor believes the disease was caused by COVID-19. As his body struggled with the virus, he found himself hospitalized and unable to walk.

“You know, just, boom, I’m paralyzed. I’m in the hospital, but I can’t turn over. I can barely do anything,” said Cross. “My hands were also paralytic, which is hard, ’cause I play the guitar, of course. I wasn’t sure whether I would get that back.”

Cross calls his period of hospitalization “the worst 10 days of my life.”

“I couldn’t walk, could barely move. And so, it was certainly the darkest of times for me, you know?” he said. “It was really touch-and-go, and tough.”

When asked by Altschul what he was saying to himself during those horrifying moments in

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Fitness Cross Trainer Review: The Vision Fitness Elite X6100 HR

Introduction:

There’s no denying that the fitness cross trainer is the hottest selling piece of exercise equipment on the market today. With their busy, modern lifestyles, most people don’t have the time to travel to a gym to work out. Recognising that staying fit is important, many have elected to work out at home, in private and at their own pace. These machines are a good choice for these people, because they provide a total body workout that maximises the time spent working out. Here’s a brief review of one we like quite a bit: the Vision Fitness Elite X6100 HR

Overall Rating:

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Key Features:

The X6100 is a terrific value in a full-featured elliptical. With a durable, heavy-duty ECB-Plus™ motor-operated resistance system that delivers smooth, fluid operation and changes on demand with just the push of a button. We also like the easy to read, backlit blue LCD console that includes 5 programmes along with a scrolling message centre. This is a great elliptical for those who have limited space because the arms fold conveniently for easy storage.

Price: About £799.00

Product Description:

The Vision Fitness Elite X61 HR trainer has all the features you’d expect on a much more expensive machine. It provides plenty of feedback during your workout, including displaying heart rate, watts, time, speed, distance, RPM, calories, programme, level and profile. Watts, by the way, is a measure of power that helps you know how hard you’re working. It indicates the amount of energy you’re burning over time during your workout. For example, you’re exercising at a rate of 42 watts for 100 seconds, you’ve expended one calorie. A recent review in Health magazine raved:

This elliptical trainer is made of heavy-gauge steel and folds to less than 4 feet long, making it a nice fit for nearly any room…This is a solid, smooth, quiet unit. The simple-to-decipher console offers five program options…and three other types of workout feedback. The X6100 also has hand grips that detect your heart rate on contact and a reading rack in case you need a distraction.

Product Specifications:

Open dimensions: 201 long x 69 wide x 175 high (cm) (79 x 27 x 69 inches)

Folded dimensions: 107 long x 69 wide x 175 high (cm) (42 x 27 x 69 inches)

Boxed dimensions: 165 x 55 x 80 (cm)

Product weight: 90 kg (199 lbs)

Maximum user weight: 136kg (300 lbs)

Warranty: Lifetime frame and brake, 10 years parts, 5 years labour

Product Features:

5 programmes: Manual, interval, weight loss, mountain and constant watts

Stride length: 19.75″

Pedal arms: BIO-RADIUS™ folding

Pedals: Standard footplates

Flywheel: 24 lbs balanced

Transport wheels: Yes

Heart rate measurement: Hand grip pulse sensors and built-in Polar receiver

Drive train: QUIET-GLIDE™ super-silent poly-V belt

Resistance levels: 16

Power supply: Mains powered

Conclusion:

With an affordable price point and a bevy of desirable features, the Vision Fitness Elite X6100 HR fitness cross trainer is an excellent choice for beginners and experts …

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