46-year-old Danville personal trainer dies from COVID-19

Dovie Salais

DANVILLE, Va. – A young, healthy Danville man became a victim of COVID-19 within weeks of his positive test.

Chris Henderson, 46, died on Oct. 4. He was a personal trainer before his death and leaves behind his wife, Danielle.

“Going home and being at home is terrible,” Danielle Henderson said. “It seems like I’m living a nightmare and I’m waiting for him to walk through the door.”

The Hendersons

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Delta downgraded to tropical depression, leaves damage, major outages in Louisiana

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Hurricane Delta made landfall Friday evening as a Category 2 storm near Creole, just six weeks after Hurricane Laura made landfall in nearby Cameron.

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A diabetes drug has been recalled because it contains high levels of cancer-causing agent

Dovie Salais

A widely-used diabetes drug has been recalled after manufacturers found it contained unacceptably high levels of a cancer-causing contaminant.



text: An Indian pharmaceutical company is recalling some metformin tablets because they may contain higher-than-normal levels of a carcinogen.


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An Indian pharmaceutical company is recalling some metformin tablets because they may contain higher-than-normal levels of a carcinogen.

Indian pharmaceutical company Marksans Pharma Limited is recalling metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets because their levels of NDMA, a “probable human carcinogen,” were higher than the acceptable daily intake limit of 96

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Wahu and Nameless on marriage, health and spirituality 15 years on

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Nameless and Wahu recently celebrated 15 years of marriage (Photo: Instagram @namelesskenya)

In an entertainment world where people get married on Saturday, have affairs while on honeymoon and initiate divorce processes immediately they return, the 15-year marriage of musicians Nameless (David Mathenge) and Wahu is a breath of fresh air.

As they celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in a private ceremony recently, Nameless reflected on the moments that

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New medical article shares pediatricians’ perspective of COVID-19’s impact on children

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An Omaha epidemiologist and pediatrician helped write a new article in a national medical journal that sheds light on the impact COVID-19 has had on children across the country.As of Wednesday, fewer than 14% of Douglas County’s coronavirus cases are among people 19 and younger. Still, Dr. Alice Sato of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center said there’s too much at stake for children to lose focus on not just COVID-19, … Read More

Katharine McPhee Says She ‘Won’t Be Drinking’ Alcohol ‘Anytime Soon’ amid Pregnancy News

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ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee will be embarking on her journey to motherhood without her favorite cocktail in hand.

The Smash star, 36, seemingly referenced her pregnancy news in a video shared to her Instagram Stories on Friday, sharing that she won’t be indulging in an Aperol Spritz “anytime soon” after she was sent a package containing ingredients to make the wine-based beverage.

“I just came home and opened

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Philogen Announces Publication of Malignant Brain Tumor Study Results in Science Translational Medicine | News

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SIENA, Italy, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Philogen S.p.A., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on antibody-based therapeutics, is pleased to announce the publication of a peer-reviewed scientific article in Science Translational Medicine. The article is entitled: “Immunocytokines are a promising immunotherapeutic approach against glioblastoma” (T. Weiss, E. Puca, M. Silginer, T. Hemmerle, S. Pazahr, A. Bink, M. Weller, D. Neri, P. Roth, Immunocytokines are a promising immunotherapeutic approach against

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Headspace and Snap Inc. Team Up for World Mental Health Day, Launch New Headspace Mini Content To Support Snapchatters’ Rising Stress Levels

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Headspace and Snap Inc. Team Up for World Mental Health Day, Launch New Headspace Mini Content To Support Snapchatters’ Rising Stress Levels (Photo: Business Wire)

Headspace and Snap Inc. Team Up for World Mental Health Day, Launch New Headspace Mini Content To Support Snapchatters’ Rising Stress Levels (Photo: Business Wire)

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 9, 2020–

Headspace, a global leader in meditation and mindfulness, and Snap Inc. today announced

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In The Face Of Wildfires, California Nursing Homes Are Unprepared

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state of science iconThis article is part of The State of Science, a series featuring science stories from public radio stations across the United States. This story by Molly Peterson originally appeared on KQED in San Francisco, California on August 10, 2020.


When the ominous beep of an emergency alert roused Mark and Kathy Allen out of bed in Sebastopol on Oct. 9, 2017, the Tubbs

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Scott Brown is Celtic’s only leader and James Tavernier must win derby battle of wills

Dovie Salais

Those of a melodramatic disposition will say Covid-19’s negative effect on Neil Lennon’s team for next Saturday is a judgement on the SPFL in general, and Celtic in particular, for the way the Premiership was curtailed and then called in favour of Nine in a Row last season.

Such is life on the margins of reality.

Pandemic perspective for me came on the morning I woke up and found my

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Tropical Depression Delta weakens while spreading rain and tornado threat farther inland

Dovie Salais

Delta has weakened to a tropical depression as it tracked farther inland and into Mississippi on Saturday morning.

Delta had 35 mph winds as of 10 a.m. CDT, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The center of the storm was 65 miles north-northwest of Jackson, Miss., as of the latest update, but severe storms and rain have spread far inland over the South, including Alabama, which was dealing with severe

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Hearing Loss with Type 1 Diabetes? What to Know

Dovie Salais

True confession: I have hearing loss. Significant enough that my audiology doctor prescribed hearing aids, a prescription that I never filled. Like most people, hearing aids aren’t covered by my health insurance, and, again like most people, I can’t afford them out of pocket. But that’s a story for another day.

As to the hearing loss itself, I had always thought it was the result of indiscretions of my youth:

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Gigi Hadid Shares Never-Before-Seen Pregnancy Photo in Birthday Tribute to Bella Hadid

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Who doesn’t love a sisterly moment?

To celebrate Bella Hadid‘s 24th birthday, big sister Gigi Hadid posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram on Oct. 9. “Today I celebrate, but am always grateful for, the 24 years that I have been blessed with my baby sister @bellahadid,” the caption began. “Who always has my back and brings me the yummiest treats I am so proud of your constant growth and

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L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan’s Community Resource Centers Offer Free, Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics

Dovie Salais

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and fast approaching flu season, there is a growing public health concern about a potential ‘twindemic’ – the spread of flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Health authorities say it is more important than ever to get an annual flu vaccine. To keep communities safe and healthy, L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California

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Progenity to Present Precision Medicine Abstracts at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) …

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Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

October 9, 2020 GMT

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Progenity, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROG), a biotechnology company with an established track record of success in developing and commercializing molecular

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Refugees find help with mental health effects of Beirut blast – Lebanon

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With her daughter left traumatized by the 4 August explosion, Syrian mother Fahima approached UNHCR, who arranged for professional help with her mental recovery.

By Warda Al-Jawahiry and Rihab Charida in Beirut, Lebanon | 11 October 2020

When the shockwave from Beirut’s port explosion ripped through her home in the nearby Jnah neighbourhood of the Lebanese capital, Fahima was thrown across the room by the force of the blast. In

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Pols seek accounting of COVID-19 nursing home deaths under Cuomo

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The state Health Department would finally have to reveal how many nursing home residents died of COVID-19 after being sent to hospitals, under a pair of bills introduced in the state Senate on Thursday.

Separate pieces of legislation from both sides of the aisle aim to close a loophole through which only fatalities that actually take place in nursing homes are listed on the DOH website.

A proposal sponsored by

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Vikings of Solvang gift $8K physical therapy equipment to Buellton, Lompoc medical program | Technology

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Supervising therapist Heather Bouvier at the California Children’s Services in Lompoc shows the new LiteGait equipment to Vikings Chief Richard Kline, from left, Vice Chief Max Hanberg and Secretary Mike Peterson.




The Vikings of Solvang recently donated an $8,000 LiteGait rehabilitation device to California Children’s Services Medical Therapy programs in Buellton and Lompoc, which serves young patients from birth to 21 years of age with mobility issues.

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Attorney General announces nearly $5 Million multi-state settlement with CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. for data security breach – Lane Report

Dovie Salais

Frankfort, Ky. — Attorney General Daniel Cameron today announced a nearly $5 million multi-state settlement with Tennessee-based CHS/Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS/CHSI), and its subsidiary, CHSPSC, LLC. for a data security breach. The settlement resolves a data breach investigation, which affected the personal information of approximately 6.1 million patients nationwide, including 93,395 Kentuckians.

“This settlement returns more than $80,000 to the Commonwealth and establishes security standards that comply with Kentucky’s

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