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HealthQuarters and Mount Sinai Health System Promise to Deliver Curated, Comprehensive Health and Wellness Experience

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HealthQuarters, a new destination for curated and clinically-backed health and wellness services, today announces a new venture with Mount Sinai Health System, New York City’s largest academic medical system, to expand access to world-class health care services. The multi-year, multi-location deal will launch with a flagship center opening later this year at 632 Broadway in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood.

Mount Sinai physicians represent the best in medicine, providing patient-centered care to improve the health of all patients. The collaboration with HealthQuarters extends Mount Sinai’s reach, offering patients greater access to Mount Sinai experts in prime neighborhoods and under the same roof as independently provided wellness services, bringing preventive medicine closer to the heart of everyday life.

“HealthQuarters and Mount Sinai Health System alike are aiming to tap into trends showing that patients are looking to make health a more seamless part of their daily lives,”

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Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force needs better transparency about potential conflicts of interest

Hopefully there will soon be a vaccine for COVID-19. In fact, there may be more than one. Once there is, Canada will probably spend hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions, on the vaccine or vaccines.

Samples from volunteers are handled in the laboratory at Imperial College in London, on July 30, 2020. Imperial College is working on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Samples from volunteers are handled in the laboratory at Imperial College in London, on July 30, 2020. Imperial College is working on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In August, the federal government signed deals with two United States vaccines producers, Novavax and Johnson & Johnson, to purchase tens of millions of doses of their vaccines should they prove to be successful. In September, further deals were concluded with Pfizer, Moderna, GlaxoSmithKline/Sanofi and AstraZeneca.

Public acceptance of any vaccine will depend on how confident the public is that the best decisions have been made about which vaccines to ultimately use. If it looks like decisions are based on advice

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People’s Community Clinic celebrates 50 years of bringing dignity to care – Entertainment & Life – Austin American-Statesman

“We were hippies,” says Barbara Davis. They were anti-establishment, bend the rules, roll up your sleeves and get things done without infringing on anyone else’s rights kind of people.

Picture a medical clinic with a handful of long-haired doctors, nurses and a social worker in a church basement. Mattresses on the floor served as the waiting room chairs; sheets hanging from the ceiling delineated the different exam rooms. A card table served as the front desk.

The staff members put in their own money to buy the supplies or rounded up free samples to start what was then called the People’s Free Clinic in 1970.

They opened up the clinic one night a week for a handful of hours. That first night, the accounts differ, but Davis thinks they had about 27 people come through the basement clinic they set up at Congregational Church off 23rd Street near the University

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Do collagen supplements work? They may benefit your skin, joint, and bone health

  • Collagen supplements may benefit the health of your skin, joints, and bones.
  • In fact, some studies have found that taking a hydrolyzed collagen supplement each day can boost the skin’s elasticity and hydration.
  • Collagen supplementation can also be helpful in the treatment of bone diseases like osteoporosis.
  • This article was reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine.

As you age, you start to produce less collagen — a protein that helps give structure to your tendons, bones, and skin. Lower levels of collagen can lead to painful joints and aging skin.

That’s why people turn to supplements to replenish lost collagen. But more research is still needed to determine how well collagen supplements actually work.

Here’s what researchers know so far about collagen supplements and under what circumstances they may be effective.Advertisement

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