Day: October 14, 2020

Therapy Startup Coa Raises $3M to Launch World’s First Gym for Mental Health | News

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Coa, an online emotional fitness studio for live classes and one-on-one therapy, announced a $3 million seed round today. Coa’s funding round was led by Crosslink Ventures with RedSea Ventures and Alpaca VC participating alongside Neil Parikh, Founder of Casper, several angel investors, and professional basketball player and mental health advocate Kevin Love. Coa was co-founded by Alexa Meyer and Dr. Emily Anhalt.

“On average, people wait 11 years between the onset of mental health symptoms and seeking treatment,” said NBA All-Star and Coa investor Kevin Love. “Coa is rethinking how we approach mental health to make it easier for people to take that first step and get ongoing support. In turn, this will change the way people approach emotional fitness and hopefully seek support earlier.”

Coa’s online Emotional Fitness Studio will feature live, therapist-led classes designed

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Her diary reveals Barron Trump tested positive, but also much more about her.

Melania Trump
First Lady Melania Trump attends an event in the White House in September.
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Melania Trump has opened up about her brush with the pandemic on the White House’s website—in a bizarrely breezy post titled “My personal experience with COVID-19.”

The actual piece of news in this slice-of-life diary entry is that the first son, Barron Trump, also had the coronavirus, testing positive at some point after his parents did. That a minor in the White House (or wherever Barron lives) quietly had COVID is not a huge revelation, especially because he did not exhibit symptoms and has since tested negative. Melania, who has not been out campaigning, also reported that she has now tested negative herself. This is a good outcome.

But her dispatch is more notable because it offers us a window into how she thinks about COVID-19, and herself—or at least, how she wants us

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Senior Source: Medicare drug plan premiums drop 34%

The SilverScript Smart Rx plan, for example, is $7,20 a month. Open enrollment is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

COLORADO, USA — Medicare’s annual open enrollment period begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. 

During this time of year, you can drop or switch your plan coverage. The experts at the State Health Insurance Assistance office (SHIP) said there are substantial savings for those willing to get online or make a phone call or two this year.

They pointed out that drug plan premiums are currently at historic lows, having now dropped an average of 34% over the last three years

“Those premiums are going down for the plans,” said Lead Counselor Lauren Bell. “What you’ll pay for your co-pay for your prescription is going to depend on what you take.”

The key, Bell said, is to do a little homework.

“About three years ago, the prices were about

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Two-week ‘circuit-breaker’ in December could save thousands of lives, Government advisers say

Prof Medley said regular circuit-breakers that were implemented regardless of case and hospital numbers would give people warning and could have long-term benefits.

Of the need for one soon, he said: “We’re a bit late now for half-term in the sense I don’t know if that’s enough time for business and people to adapt. But if you said the first two weeks of December, then… staff can take holidays, businesses can work around that and potentially people can say: ‘Right, I’m going to go and stay with my sister for two weeks’.

“You won’t be able to leave once you got there, but you could actually make it, I think, quite liveable.”

Prof Keeling told the Press Association that the figures contained in the research paper were, in effect, a worst-case scenario. He said the figures were for “illustrative purposes” and were looking at what would happen if the virus

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This Doctor Is Teaching Black Youth To Cope With Mental Health Issues

The COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus pandemic, has caused many Americans across the country to adapt to a new reality following the devastating economic fallout. According to the CDC, 40% of Americans have reported they were struggling with mental health issues since June, with 31% reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression. Young adults and teenagers have also been severely impacted, with many unsure about the future of their academic pursuits with school closures due to social distancing restrictions and a pivot to online learning.

To help with the transition, programs like Peer Health Exchange are working with young adults to help them learn to cope with their mental health issues. Angela Glymph, Ph.D., vice president of Programs and Strategic Learning of Peer Health Exchange, discusses why organizations like hers are so important especially during this time.

“I’ve been working with the organization [since] 2014,” says Glymph in an interview with

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Zoom announces new online event platform OnZoom, third-party apps

  • Zoom is introducing OnZoom, a new way to host events — free and paid — using the popular videoconferencing tool.
  • Zoom has come to be used to host all kinds of events amid the pandemic, from board meetings and conferences to fitness classes and concerts. The new OnZoom platform includes the ability to charge for tickets, as well as a directory of public event listings.
  • Zoom is also launching a new kind of app integration, called a Zapp, that can bring information from productivity tools like Dropbox, Slack, or Asana directly into a video chat.
  • Facebook launched its own features for paid videoconferencing events over the summer.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As the pandemic drags on, Zoom is releasing a new way to host online events — importantly, now including paid events — as well as new types of apps that integrate outside business and productivity tools

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Care homes told to prepare ‘isolation facilities’ for Covid-positive patients in second wave

Care homes have been told they will be expected to make room for coronavirus patients who have been discharged from hospital, despite the policy being blamed for spread of the virus earlier in the year. 

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has sent a letter to providers urging them to prepare “isolation” rooms as the number of deaths continues to rise. 

However the plans, seen by The Telegraph, have sparked a backlash from care home managers, who have said the notion of having Covid-positive patients in the same building as vulnerable residents is “laughable”.

Sam Monaghan, the chief executive of the Methodist Homes care provider, said he was “highly concerned” about the prospect of people who had tested positive for coronavirus being admitted to care homes.

He added: “We would be highly concerned, as we were at the outbreak of Covid, in terms of people who had tested

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Department of Health: 1,276 new positive cases of COVID-19 in PA; 27 new deaths

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported as of 12 a.m. October 14th that there were 1,276 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 175,922.

The department also reported 27 new deaths, bringing the statewide total to 8,411 deaths.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between October 7 and October 13 is 239,891 with 9,403 positive cases. There were 29,347 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., October 13.

Yesterday, Oct. 13th, the department reported 1,342 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Pennsylvanians are urged to download the COVID Alert PA app.

There are 1,395 cases who have a positive viral antigen

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2 Retail Stocks Poised for a Bull Run

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, many are fearing the dreaded second wave. Certainly, a lot of retailers have experienced the pain of having to shut down their operations earlier this year.

This shouldn’t stop you from investing in the sector, though. There are always companies that perform well, even when confronting challenges. Below are two retailers that are likely to continue showing better results, but the market does not fully appreciate their prospects right now.

That makes this a compelling opportunity to pick up some shares in the companies.

Shoppers walking in mall

Image source: Getty Images.

1. Gap

The last few years have not been a picnic for Gap (NYSE:GPS). Sales suffered as its once favored apparel didn’t seem to resonate with customers. Additionally, Gap’s sales also took a hit from customers no longer traveling to malls like they once did. In three out of five of the last years, its

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Is It Safe To Vote In Person During COVID-19? Experts Weigh The Risks.

Millions of Americans have already cast their ballots in the 2020 election, but many others are still figuring out their plans to vote this year.

The vote-by-mail option allows people to avoid the possibility of large crowds at the polls, where the coronavirus could spread. But lingering concerns about a potentially overloaded U.S. Postal Service and rejected absentee ballots have some people wondering if they’re better off voting in person.

(It’s worth noting that recent numbers from an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll show that fewer people are now planning to vote by mail than experts initially anticipated — but voting behavior is notoriously hard to predict.)

We asked medical experts to weigh in on the health risks involved and share some tips on what we can do to make voting in person safer.

How risky is it to vote in person during the pandemic?

Poll workers are at a greater risk of infection than the voters themselves, said&nbsp;<a href="https://publichealth.berkeley.edu/people/lee-riley/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lee Riley</a>, professor and head of the infectious diseases division at the University of California, Berkeley.

Poll workers
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