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APO-Adefovir (adefovir) Drug / Medicine Information

Contains the active ingredient adefovir (as adefovir dipivoxil)

Consumer Medicine Information

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Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine.

This leaflet answers some common questions about adefovir. It does not contain all the available information. It does not
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Parents play crucial role in helping children, teens cope with pandemic stress

Find ways to stay connected and busy as a family. Even though they can’t see their friends like normal, there’s still plenty families can do together to enjoy themselves. Board games, picnicking and hiking are a few of Shefner’s family-time suggestions. Now is a good time, she added, to think about what activities you can do as the weather gets colder to stay engaged with each other and with external family and friends. Seeking refuge outdoors won’t be as easy in a few months.

Limit screen time, especially in the evenings. Adults have trouble disconnecting, so don’t assume children can police their own device use. The constant barrage of input from screens is mentally taxing for children, according to Shefner, not to mention the emotional impact of news and social media. “Along with the pandemic, so many other things are happening right now and there are a lot

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National Nutrition Week: What are Acai berries, how to make acai bowls and can acai berries fight Covid-19 – health

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berries are one of the healthiest berry varieties in the world along with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and others. They are about 1-inch (2.5-cm) round that grow on acai palms in the Amazon rainforests. Their dark purple skin and yellow flesh cover a large seed, while the pits are similar to those of apricots and olives.

Technically acai berries are drupes but are still considered a part of the berry family. They are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the body and are also known to aid weight loss, reduce bad cholesterol, and promote a healthy heart.

Acai berries are usually soaked to soften their outer skin and mashed to form a dark purple paste. The shelf-life of fresh Acai berries is a small window, hence these are largely exported in puréed or powder form to add to meals, smoothies and more.

However, one

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Mental health and wellness during the age of COVID-19

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of free mental health and wellness sessions this week.

The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of mental health and wellness sessions related to COVID-19 and suicide prevention this week.

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The Alachua County Crisis Center is hosting a variety of mental health and wellness sessions related to COVID-19 and suicide prevention this week.

This four day virtual symposium started Monday and will go through Thursday evening.

Topics up for discussion range from suicide prevention to the impacts of being a frontline worker during the pandemic to racial injustice.

Some classes on Tuesdays schedule include: LGBTQ+ mental health, parenting during the pandemic and dealing with grief and loss during the pandemic.

Crisis center staff members, along with local and national experts, are giving the presentations.

In addition to this symposium, the crisis center offers 24/7 crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling for all Alachua County residents

Mobile Response Team Coordinator, Amanda Dilorenzo-Garcia, said

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Gyms, fitness centers, pools reopen | Lifestyles

 Area gyms, fitness centers and pools were allowed to reopen Wednesday, Sept. 9. This comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176 on Thursday, Sept. 3.

 In addition to gyms being allowed to open their doors, organized sports were allowed to resume.

 Whitmer also signed an executive order that outlines strict workplace safety measures that gyms and pools must follow to protect people from the spread of COVID-19.

 Gyms must require wearing of masks at all times, including times of exercise, configure workout stations or implement protocols to enable 6 feet of distance between individuals during exercise sessions, reduce class sizes to enable at least 6 feet of separation between individuals, provide equipment-cleaning products throughout the gym, and more.  

 Planet Fitness on Owen Road in Fenton reopened Wednesday. Employees at the Fenton location have worked hard to welcome guests back and to provide a clean, sanitary and judgment free

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Coffee Fruit (Coffee Berry): Nutrition and Health Benefits

While most people are familiar with coffee beans, coffee fruit is not as common.

Derived from the same plant as the coffee bean, coffee fruit is traditionally discarded during the coffee-making process.

However, it has recently reemerged in the world of health and wellness, and it’s touted as a trendy new superfood that’s featured in supplements, juices, and herbal teas alike.

This article reviews the nutrition and health benefits of coffee fruit, along with common ways to add it to your diet.

Coffee fruit is a type of stone fruit that’s produced by the coffee plant.

It’s often referred to by other names, including coffee cherry or coffee berry.

The fruit is typically small and green, turning a deep red or purple shade as it ripens. The coffee bean is housed inside of the fruit and technically classified as a seed.

During coffee production, the coffee beans are extracted, while

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Walgreens CMO Pat McLean On Becoming A Digital Health-And-Wellness Brand

When Pat McLean joined Walgreens as CMO in November of 2019, he made some big plans for 2020 that included sponsoring the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Then a global pandemic happened. And while the 119-year-old retailer sprang into action as an essential service, the crisis exposed the company’s lagging digital strategy. With a renewed focus on health and wellness, McLean is committed to setting the brand apart and making critical investments to bridge the digital gap.

Rob Reed (RR): You joined Walgreens as CMO late last year, so the majority of your time has pretty much been during the pandemic. You obviously went into 2020 with a marketing plan. How has that changed?

Pat McLean (PM): Well, it’s changed dramatically. It’s been an amazing ride. I mean, 10 months. Some days it feels like it’s been about three years just because of everything

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OrangeTheory Fitness in Milford adds new outdoor classes

The studio reopened back during Phase 2 with new indoor safety protocols like smaller class sizes, temperature checks, and social distancing signs.

MILFORD, Conn. — One gym in Milford is taking its classes outside to keep members safe and healthy during the COVID pandemic.

The studio reopened back during Phase 2 with new indoor safety protocols like smaller class sizes, temperature checks, social distancing signs, and deep cleaning in between all classes. 

For those members not feeling quite comfortable with an indoor class, this new outdoor option offers members an even safer way to stay active. 

“We do have some people that are a little bit nervous to be inside still, understandably, so we thought, let’s bring the workout outside, it’s a beautiful day, we have this great space, and you can still get all of your workouts,” said head coach of Milford’s OrangeTheory Fitness Heidi Langan.

“One of the

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Opioids continue to be the leading cause of overdose deaths in Australia. What else can we do?

In 2018, more than 2,000 people died from drug overdoses in Australia — about five each day.

That’s according to the Penington Institute’s annual overdose report, released today.

The largest number of overdose deaths (more than 1,000) involved opioids (for example, heroin, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl), followed by benzodiazepines (for example, Valium).

Opioid-related deaths in Australia have been on an upward trend in recent years, having doubled since 2006. This means we’re now not far off numbers recorded in the late 1990s, when opioid-related deaths were highest. There’s more we could be doing to curb this problem.

What kind of opioids are causing harm?

Unlike North America, where illicitly manufactured fentanyl has been involved in many opioid deaths, most opioid deaths in Australia involve pharmaceutical opioids.

That said, heroin deaths have increased over the past five years.

Among all opioid deaths, just over half of people overdosing have a history of

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Questions raised over health benefits of Lewis Road Creamery collagen-infused milk

Lewis Road Creamery is now making milk with added bovine collagen.


Lewis Road Creamery is now making milk with added bovine collagen.

Premium dairy brand Lewis Road Creamery has come under fire from the consumer watchdog for claims it made about the potential health benefits of its latest product.

Last week, Lewis Road Creamery released a 150ml milk product, which costs $5 and contains 5g of added bovine collagen.

On its website, the company stated the collagen it used had been “scientifically shown to regenerate joint cartilage [and] stimulate the body’s own mechanisms for maintaining healthy joints and optimum mobility”. However, it removed the comment after receiving a complaint from Consumer New Zealand.

The jury is out on whether collagen supplements, like the one used in the milk, can improve joint health.

* Would you like collagen with that?
* Lewis Road to sell milk with added collagen, as demand for ‘functional food’ grows
* Are collagen supplements

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