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5 Tips for Safely Reopening Your Office

Open now? Open later? As the debate rages about restarting economies, one critical element is absent from the discussion. The predictor of our success or failure will have less to do with when businesses open their doors and more to do with how often people open their mouths. Decades of research suggest that the heart of a high-reliability culture is immediate peer accountability. A few years ago, John Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, proudly told me about a nurse who confronted him when he forgot to use hand sanitizer as he exited an elevator. He said, in effect, “If everyone in our system will speak up to forgetful colleagues, no matter their level or position, we can avoid most incidents of preventable harm.” And he was right. And yet, in late April, at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Vice President Mike Pence entered the Mayo Clinic to learn about their research efforts. During his tour, provided by Mayo leaders who all wore masks, Pence proceeded bare

Check air pollution level in your area with these apps

Air pollution levels are on an all-time high and while we don’t need indicators to prove this you can still check out these apps to stay updated with detailed information. To stay up to date with the AQI levels in different parts of the city here’s a list of apps users can download and install.  Air Quality | Air Visual Air Quality app provides historical, real-time and forecast air pollution data. Users can get an updated list of air pollution forecast for the entire week. This app also shows the weather forecast and information like temperature and humidity. Users can also track live monitoring of key air pollutants, health risks for sensitive conditions and more.  Download Air Quality | Air Visual: Android , iOS .  Air Quality Index BreezoMeter Air Quality Index BreezoMeter app provides real-time air quality information at street, block and country levels. It also offers notifications for changes in outdoor air quality for different locations that users can sel

10 Deadly Diseases Caused By Smoking

Research today is conclusive that smoking is the cause of a host of diseases and ailments that are not only chronic but also the leading cause of death in the Unites States. Whether you’re a moderate smoker or a heavy smoker, in many cases, the risk of developing smoking-related diseases remains the same. This list will give you a picture of how dangerous smoking really is to your health. List Of Diseases Caused By Smoking 1. Emphysema Smoking can cause a series of lung disorders known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD). Emphysema is caused when a person has difficulty breathing due to the destruction of air sacs in the lungs. Healthy lungs have millions of tiny air sacs which fill with air every time you breathe in and help transfer oxygen into the blood. Smoking causes the walls between these sacs to break down resulting is larger but fewer sacs reducing the quantity of oxygen reaching the blood. As the break down progresses, you might have to work hard to

5 Ways To Spare Your Body If You Have A Desk Job

Want to stay active and spare your body while at work? Here are some tips to follow to minimize the harm due to prolonged sitting. 5 Tips To Follow 1. Reduce Your Sitting Time How much do you think you sit on a given day? No, seriously: think about it. Sit at breakfast, sit in the car, sit at work, sit at the computer, sit during lunch, sit in meetings, sit in the car again, sit at dinner, sit while staring at your phone, sit in front of the tv – you got the point a while ago! You may have heard, “sitting is the new smoking.” It may sound ridiculous; however, according to the World Health Organization physical inactivity due to sitting too much is causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths annually! 1 Apart from sleeping, our bodies are meant to move. 2. Get Up And Move Inactivity is not only bad for our bodies but bad for our brains as well. Recent studies and historical texts have shown physical activity is linked to optimized cognitive function. 2 Movement is how

FICCI recommends 16-point agenda to position India as most preferred healthcare destination

In a bid to leverage the inherent comparative and competitive advantages as a nation and position India as the most preferred healthcare destination, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has made wide-ranging recommendations to capitalise on the available opportunities in the Medical Value Travel (MVT) market. The FICCI has recommended a 16-point agenda in this regard which includes simplified and relaxed medical visa regulations for patients including visa on arrival; multiple entry medical visa to facilitate follow-up treatments; promotion of MVT by Indian embassies; medical facilitation desk at Indian airports for medical visa holders to eliminate the problem of touts; faster immigration facilities at Indian airports; and an advisory or checklist should be provided at the time of grant of medical visa. The list of recommendation includes access to put ambulance and stretchers at airports; fiscal laws to be relaxed for genuine foreign patients