Friday, February 10, 2023 | Kaiser Wellbeing News

Longer Looks: Attention-grabbing Reads You Could Have Missed

Just about every week, KHN finds for a longer time tales for you to appreciate. This week’s options include things like tales on students with disabilities, electronic scribes, metagenomic up coming-generation sequencing, sexual intercourse, and a lot more.

The New York Occasions:
How Educators Secretly Remove College students With Disabilities From School 

Jessica LaVigne was anxious but hopeful on a the latest afternoon that the workforce controlling her son’s unique education program at Roseburg High University would notify her a thing she had dreamed of for more than a decade: He would be able to go to a complete working day of university for the first time due to the fact next quality. All through her son’s elementary yrs, Ms. LaVigne was called practically everyday to pick him up hrs early since he was obtaining “a poor working day.” By middle university, he was only attending an hour a day. By substantial university, he was informed he had to “earn” back again two course intervals taken off his schedule by proving he was academically and socially completely ready. (Environmentally friendly, 2/9)

Mm-Hm, Uh-Huh: How Mumbling Trips Up ‘Digital Scribes’ For Doctors

“Your vision is great?” asked the health care provider. “Mm-hm,” replied the patient. “And your dentures fit wonderful?” “Yep,” the client explained. “No issues with them?” the health practitioner adopted up. “Mm,” the affected individual stated, indicating almost everything was Ok. The again-and-forth would have created ideal perception to the two folks speaking in the clinic. But to the computerized speech recognition resource tasked with transcribing it and turning it into take a look at notes, the “mm-hms” and mumbles grew to become a garbled mess. (Trang, 2/7)

The Wall Street Journal:
Even A Brain-Eating Amoeba Just cannot Disguise From This Chopping-Edge DNA Tech 

When a middle-aged gentleman who had endured a seizure was admitted to the University of California San Francisco Health-related Center in 2021, medical practitioners seeking the cause for his ailment speedily grew to become stumped. Right after pathologists expended two weeks peering through microscopes and monitoring petri dishes, medical doctors knew a thing serious was harming the patient’s mind they experienced no notion what it was or how to handle it. (Winslow, 2/8)

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Black Friday deals: Fitness, home health and home tech


Save on one of our favourite rowing machines

(Image credit: Harry Bullmore)

The Hydrow Wave offers a similar premium performance to the original Hydrow Rower but it comes in a smaller, more affordable package. It’s now cheaper than ever too, with the brand slashing the price by more than $100 on its website. 

When we tested the Wave back in September, we liked its lightweight design and the fact it’s $1,000 cheaper than the original Hydrow rower, making it more accessible to a wider range of people. In fact, we liked it so much, it features in our guide to the best rowing machines as the “most suitable for beginners”. If the Hydrow doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of other rowing machines on sale this Black Friday. But don’t delay as stocks won’t last forever.

This Theragun deal saves you $100 on a top massage gun

man using the theragun prime massage gun

(Image credit: Theragun)

Say goodbye to stubborn knots and achy muscles. Once armed with one of the best massage guns, like the Theragun Prime, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without these super sonic post-workout recovery devices. 

Right now you can save yourself an impressive $101 at Best Buy thanks to the incredible 30% Black Friday discount which has just dropped. This brilliant piece of tech is equipped with QuietForce technology for low sound and delivers up to 30lbs of force to help release tightness and warm up muscles. All this for $198.99? We’re sold.

Grab this great resistance band deal from Target

Benefits of resistance bands: image shows woman using resitance band

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Take your workouts to new heights with 35% off this handy resistance band set from Target (opens in new tab). For $25.99, you can add some extra resistance to your at-home gym sessions with five exercise bands that come with varying levels of resistance, a door anchor and two cushioned handles. This means you can adapt them for different exercises. 

Discover even more of the best resistance bands on sale now.

Save on the latest Fitbit Versa

Fitbit Versa 4 being tested by Live Science contributor Andrew Williams

(Image credit: Andrew Williams)

Save a bundle on one of the best fitness trackers this Black Friday. We like the Versa 4 for its multi-day battery life, nicely animated interface and distinctive design. The Fitbit Versa 4 launched in September 2022 alongside the Fitbit Sense 2 and two years after the Fitbit Versa 3. Our reviewer concluded the side button is the one

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