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The Dream Is Over – KNPR

A global nightmare put an end toLe Rve, French for The Dream. But the aquatic revue at Wynn Las Vegas had a charmed life for most of its 15 years, provided you could keep up with that ever-shifting quality people associate with their own dreams.

Granted, you dont expect a lot of solid footing in a water show, where the audience surrounded the high-divers and the acrobatics staged in and above a pool. And only in Las Vegas would we already have one.

When it opened in 2005,Le Rvewas initially dismissed as a bungled knock-off of Cirque du SoleilsO. But on it ran, rarely sitting still as it worked to distance itself. The hotel was always announcing some new addition or revision, with a lot of chefs in the kitchen. And some of the most specific decisions, down to the music and costumes, were made by the chef who had a whole company to oversee: hotel namesake Steve Wynn.

August 14 brought the news thatLe Rvewould remain closed even after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, ending another old-Vegas anomaly: The show was 100 percent owned by Wynn Resorts, and its cast and crew were hotel employees. That didnt mean much to ticket-buyers, unless they stepped back to notice that nearly every other theater space in town was leased to independent producers who took on most of the risk. But its also a likely explanation for why the hotel chose not to wait out the pandemic.

Brian Burke was the shows artistic director for six years, and is now a producer on NBCsAmericas Got Talent. He says that compared to California, Nevada officials havent done a good job of coordinating a reopening plan with its entertainment industry. You cant buy a show ticket, but you can sit down in the restaurant next to theLe Rvetheater and have dinner, he notes. If a show isnt even allowed to test whether it could, say, run three times a day for a one-third capacity house, Nobody can sustain paying people for that long.

It takes a good memory now to recall times so good the Strip could havetwomultimillion-dollar aquatic shows, and the biggest challenge was trying to make them stand apart from one another.Le Rvewasnt supposed to be a direct competitor ofO. It evolved from plans for a short outdoor water show to be staged several times a day, and the original $12 million budget was a fraction of Cirques. But it evolved into more of what people expected it to be, a schizophrenic mix of what was then expected of Cirque-era Vegas, and the restless ambition of Steve Wynn and former Cirque director Franco Dragone.

People were dumping money down the street atKA(the Cirque show that cost at least $165 million), and Franco wanted to make a human-based show, Burke recalls. But Wynn pumped at least another $25 million more into makingLe Rvelighter and brighter. His obsession some would call it micromanaging with the aquacade hearkened back to an earlier, pre-corporate era of Las Vegas, when properties were defined by their entertainment and the colorful figures in charge of it.

Wynn and Dragone had already transformed the Strip with CirquesMystereandO, but their relationship was, well, complicated, and for a time Dragone was out of the picture altogether. I prefer Cezanne, and he loves Matisse, Dragone once explained.

Changes came early and often, starting with a quick and drastic overhaul in the week after Dragone shocked some patrons of a charity premiere by showing them pregnant women doing belly flops and fishing nets dredging up eerie reminders of another global catastrophe the previous years giant tsunami. (I am not the same man I was in 98, Dragone explained. I have seen 9/11. I have seen the Iraq war, Katrina. Yes,Le Rveis darker, but why not?). And it was still being tweaked by yet another creative hand, Broadway director Philip McKinley, almost up to the week in February 2018 when Wynn resigned as chairman of his company amid accusations of sexual misconduct.

The friction sort of became the gold in a way, Burke says now. Those guys are dreamers, theyre big thinkers, and I feel the influence of working with them.

Le Rvewas sure sexier than its Cirque counterpart, once it settled into a storyline focused on the erotic longings of a beautiful dreamer, as the old song goes. "It's very hard to take the Cirque references out," Wynn noted in late 2007, as he explored new corners of pop culture by recruiting Maksim Chmerkovskiy, ofDancing with the Stars, to add ballroom dancing to the aquatic mix.

Everyone was there as a collective, and even though it was run by a corporate entity, it was intimate, personal, hands-on, Burke says. It was a family environment, and everyone really believed in it. Everybody didnt become a number. And thats why people have such passion about the fact that it closed.

The price of longevity is becoming just another fixture on the Strips landscape, one that locals tend to forget until visitors came to town. But, unlike the faded showgirl opusJubilee, no one no one imaginedLe Rvewould close after only 15 years.Jubileewas another rare hotel-owned production, and its closing was said to owe less to the waning appeal of showgirls than the desire to get all those cast and crew members off the hotel payroll. It wouldnt be wild speculation to wonder if, once the pandemic is over, an outside producer maybe even one named Dragone would turn the spigots back on and stage a new show on the water.

My ultimate hope would be that the pandemic ends, and Franco and I would be the ones to get to do the newLe Rve, Burke says. We dont just want to go in like a vulture, but its like a piece of your soul and your heart is there.

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Trellus Health Secures $5M Seed Funding to Transform Care for Chronic Conditions – BioSpace

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Trellus Health, a resilience-driven digital health solution for chronic conditions, today announced that it has raised $5 million of seed funding to transform the way chronic conditions are treated, with an initial focus in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The round was led by Mount Sinai Health System(MSHS) and EKF Diagnostics, a global medical manufacturer of point-of-care and central lab devices and tests. Trellus has also entered into an exclusive multi-year contract with MSHS to commercialize its patent pending GRITT-IBDTM resilience assessment and personalized treatment methodology.

Ninety-percent of the United States' $3.3 trillion annual health care expenditure is for chronic diseases, with patients suffering from both chronic medical and mental health conditions costing twice as much, according to the CDC. Despite these cost implications, traditional care models fail to address the emotional well-being of people with chronic conditions, and access to expert interdisciplinary care resources to deliver specialist-level care is highly limited.

"We are transforming the way chronic conditions are treated by developing a resilience-driven connected care platform that integrates precision medicine with psychosocial care," said Monique Fayad, CEO of Trellus Health. "The traditional journey of medical care for people living with chronic conditions typically results in repeated costly, unplanned emergency room visits and hospitalizations, high rates of work absenteeism and lost productivity, as well as chronic disability and behavioral health issues. We're working to change this by focusing on building patients' resilience while integrating all partners in care, including employers, insurance plans, health systems, Trellus-certified GI providers, nurses, psychologists, and dieticians who can utilize Trellus Health's proprietary platform to effectively monitor and communicate with patients and their caregivers in real time."

The first chronic condition that Trellus Health will address is IBD, one of the costliest chronic conditions with a high mental health burden, affecting 3 million patients in the U.S.(7 million globally) and costing the U.S. healthcare system over $30 billion a year, according to the Cost of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Initiative From the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation 2019.Since 2016, the company's co-founders, Marla Dubinsky, MD, and Laurie Keefer, PhD, who together bring close to 50 years of experience managing IBD and serve as co-directors of the Mount Sinai IBD Medical Home, have integrated resilience-driven multi-disciplinary care into the management of IBD patients.

"Our research on over 200 IBD patients indicates that more than 70% believe their condition would be better managed if they had support for anxiety or depression," said Dubinsky, who along with being a co-founder and board member, is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Chief of Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and co-director of Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai. "By personalizing care to address the psychosocial needs of all IBD patients and applying the latest evidence-based clinical approaches, we can help patients achieve disease control and enjoy a significantly improved quality of life."

Resilience-driven care incorporates positive psychology principles into all aspects of chronic disease management, with a focus on building acceptance, optimism, self-regulation, self-efficacy, and social support. Proven health benefits of resilience include increased longevity, cardiovascular, immune, and cognitive function, as well as physical well-being and reduced risk for depression and anxiety.

"Crohn's disease was discovered at Mount Sinai by Dr. Burrill Crohn nearly 100 years ago, and the System has made great strides in enhancing the the standard of care and outcomes for our patients," said Erik Lium, President, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners and Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Innovation Officer at Mount Sinai. "We're pleased to partner with Trellus Health to advance commercial development of a resilience-driven approach and connected care model for treating IBD and other complex chronic conditions, making Mount Sinai's technology available to more patients."

"Dr. Keefer's important research utilizing the GRITTTM Method at the Mount Sinai IBD Center shows first-hand how resilience-driven multidisciplinary care significantly reduces unplanned care," said Julian Baines, CEO of EKF Diagnostics. "We are excited to support Trellus in helping millions of people reduce their disease burden and improve their overall well being."

About Trellus HealthTrellus Health is a leading pioneer in resilience-driven care for people with complex chronic conditions. Through its multidisciplinary connected care platform, Trellus coordinates expert whole-person care, including both clinical and behavioral health, to improve outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs for patients, employers, and the healthcare system. The Company leverages its patent-pending GRITT-IBDTM resilience assessment and personalized treatment methodology, developed at the Mount Sinai Health System, to support patient resilience and wellness for better outcomes. For more information on Trellus Health, visit

The resilience-driven connected care solution described is based on technology developed by Mount Sinai faculty and licensed to Trellus Health. Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai faculty members Marla Dubinsky, MD, and Laurie Keefer, PhD,have a financial interest in Trellus Health.

About the Mount Sinai Health SystemThe Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality carefrom prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 onU.S. News & World Report's"Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally byU.S. News & World Report.

For more information, visithttps://www.mountsinai.orgor find Mount Sinai onFacebook,TwitterandYouTube.

About Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP)MSIP is responsible for driving the real-world application and commercialization of Mount Sinai discoveries and inventions, and the development of research partnerships with industry. Our aim is to translate discoveries and inventions into health care products and services that benefit patients and society. MSIP is accountable for the full spectrum of commercialization activities required to bring Mount Sinai inventions to life. These activities include evaluating, patenting, marketing and licensing new technologies building research, collaborations and partnerships with commercial and nonprofit entities, material transfer and confidentiality, coaching innovators to advance commercially relevant translational discoveries, and actively fostering an ecosystem of entrepreneurship within the Mount Sinai research and health system communities. For more information,

About EKF DiagnosticsEKF Diagnostics is a global medical manufacturer of point-of-care (POCT) devices and tests for hemoglobin, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), glucose and lactate. EKF has offices in the UK, Germany, USA, Russia and China and a network of more than 200 distributors covering every country.

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Best Things Of The Worst Summer: COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop One Man’s Fitness Journey – WGLT News

Lets admit it: Summer 2020 has been awful. (Thanks, COVID-19.) But some in Bloomington-Normal have managed to find bright spots in an otherwise dark summer. These are WGLTs Best Things Of The Worst Summer.

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Eating healthy and working out is hard enough, and when you add a global pandemic to the mix, it can feel almost impossible. However, one Bloomington man managed to make the best out of a bad situation and used the extra time to continue achieving his fitness goals.

Edwin Lamb started his fitness journey in 2018 after a health scare on a work trip. As a man in his early 30s, it was a wake-up call that inspired him to alter his lifestyle.

As you get into your 30s you kind of realize that, 'Hey Im not getting any younger,' you start looking at the long view, said Lamb. I want to be able to be active in my 40s, 50s, and 60s, maybe even longer.

By the time the quarantine hit, he had lost 20 pounds, but the new normal didnt make it easy for him to stay motivated and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

It was more mentally challenging than I thought it was going to be, said Lamb. There were times where you don't want to do anything and just watch Netflix during the quarantine; its also a lot easier to snack when youre at home.

Lamb said developing a routine is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle change, and adapting to the new normal was difficult.

The routine was I went to work, came home, and immediately went to the gym, said Lamb. Working from home you dont have that break. Youre already home, which makes it so easy to not put on a workout video or go out for that three-mile run.

Despite the challenges, Lamb managed to keep the weight off and continued to progress, losing an extra five pounds.

There are definitely days where mentally you are just done, but I just really wanted to see how far I could push my body, said Lamb. Theres definitely times you have to remind yourself that youre not doing this not just for 10 weeks, but this is the start of a lifelong thing.

The favorite part of his health journey was learning about how to properly fuel his body and make smart food decisions through his class at Farrells gym in Bloomington.

They just teach you to make better food decisions, to really cut out sugar and put good food in your body, said Lamb.

Asked what he would tell others who want to pursue a healthier lifestyle, Lamb wants to remind people that no ones journey is the same, and thats OK.

If you dont think you can do it, you really can. Dont worry about what other people are doing or what they look like. Everyones body types are different, said Lamb. Dont be intimidated or let others intimidate you. Its about your health. You can do it all in baby steps. You dont need to take it all on at once.

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Coping with COVID-19 means staying healthy by staying in – The University of Alabama Crimson White

Mariah Kravitz, Guest ColumnistAugust 20, 2020

In the spring, many students only went weeks between hearing about COVID-19 for the first time and being sent away from campus because of it. In compliance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, students finished the semester remotely and lost out on socializing with their friends. The adjustment was hard on many students mental and physical health, and despite everyone returning to campus, the challenges to regaining a healthy lifestyle are still present.

In an effort to make the upcoming semester both successful and familiar, the University has put strict measures in place. Everyone must wear a mask and social distance whenever possible. Classes will be offered in three different styles depending on the number of students: face-to-face, online and hybrid. Every student, faculty member and staff member must test negative for COVID-19 upon arrival and update the school at least every three days through Healthcheck.

Luckily, there are additional ways to ensure youre maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

There are concerns therefore that, in the context of the pandemic, lack of access to regular sporting or exercise routines may result in challenges to the immune system, physical health, including by leading to the commencement of or exacerbating existing diseases that have their roots in a sedentary lifestyle, according to a recent article from the United Nations.

While the pandemic may keep you from training at the gym or going on a hike with a group of your friends, there are plenty of other safe ways to stay both physically active and socially distant.

Theres always a way to get exercise on campus. The Quad is a popular venue for runs or walks just remember to grab your mask.

According to the CDC, the stress surrounding the pandemic can lead to the development of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. While being home with your family or roommates may be comforting at first, being with the same group of people can provoke feelings of irritability and annoyance over time. One contributing factor to poor mental health is social media, where some people turn when stripped of the freedom to leave their homes.

It is possible to alter ones mindset while being stuck indoors by taking time for oneself and finding peace in the quiet.

A free online self-help module is available to students through their MyBama account. This includes Thrive Campus, a website that evaluates and connects students to an outside counselor or provider. Beginning the week of Aug. 31, the counseling center will also be holding virtual support groups throughout the upcoming semester.

The pandemic drastically impacted places of worship, unsettling routines and leaving some congregants with no way to worship corporately. While some places of worship pivoted to virtual services or limited seating, some spiritual people may miss the experience of attending a live service.

There are still a number of ways to stay spiritually connected during the quarantine.

There are several organizations available on campus that are tailored to every denomination. Find a list here.

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The 7 Best Tips to Never Binge Again From the Doc Who Knows – The Beet

We've all been there. Stressed, tired,or bored and polishing off the whole bag of potato chips or the entirepint of ice cream for no good reason other than the fact that we felt like it.Binging can be fine as an occasional indulgence, but if it happens often, you may need to self-script to talk yourself out of it, like taking your mind of an itch that needs to be scratched. Regular binge eatingsabotages our best efforts at achieving our body goals and a healthy lifestyle.

As part of her Series calledAwesome Vegans, Elysabeth AlfanointerviewedPsychologist and author of Never Binge Again, Dr. Glenn Livingston.Youdon't have to be one of the 3.5% of women and 2.0% of men in the US with a binge eating disorderto benefit from Livingston's advice. Binge Eating Disorder is more than three times more common than the better-known disordersanorexia and bulimia but thesetips work on everyday eaters who find themselves out of control on occasion.

Instead of giving in to the feeling when a binge urge hits and you know you're about to go out of control, try these tips to head off a calorie bomb hitting your otherwise healthy diet.Dr. Livingston shares his tips for never binging again!

Thenumber one tip would be to decide on a simple goal. I know a guy who worked as a trucker. All he ate on the road was fast food, all day and he said, Well Im not going to stop eating fast food, but Ill never go back for seconds, and he lost one hundred fifty pounds with that one rule.

Rules work much better than guidelines. Come up with a very clear and bright line that distinguishes healthy from unhealthy. This also avoids you making exceptions for yourself. If you have something hard and fast, it is easier to stick to it. Otherwise, you find yourself saying, But on Tuesdays at 11:39 AM, it doesnt count.

Make a decision toassign your destructive thoughts to a fictitious entity, one that you can separate from yourself. So the next time you are in Starbucks and theres a chocolate bar in front of you and you hear a voice in your head saying, "Its okay, you can just start tomorrow." You can say back: "Wait a minute. Thats not me talking. Thats my inner food monster and I dont listen to monsters. Im going to make this decision for myself."

When you hear your inner food monster squealing, take a breath. Take a deep breath in. Breath out for longer than you breathed in for. That functions to help deactivate the emergency systems [in your head] that are tellingyou that need the chocolate to survive.

[Its important] to specifically disempower the false logic in your food monsters reasoning. So, if your food monster says, "You can just start tomorrow. Its just as easy," if you do a little research, youll find out that its actually not just as easy and once you've started healthy habits, sticking with them requires you to invest in them every day. Trying to start over the next day can come with a wave of guilt and self-hatred, so save yourself that process before your start Knowing the facts about healthy habits sets you up for success.

Get all of your food monsters reasons (aka excuses) on the table in writing. Writing or journaling is a higher brain activitywhereas binging is a lower brain activity. Sojournaling is another thing that moves the battle ground from your impulses and emotions to your intellect where you can self script and talk yourself into healthy actions and out of unhealthy ones. There are only so many thoughts you can keep in mind at one time because of the limitations of our brain's short-term memory, but if you put them down on paper, the whole picture becomes clearer to you. Take the time to write it all out: What you are craving, when you crave it, what emotion you may be hoping to push down, or even the calm binging gives you. Once you unravel the story, you have the beginning steps ofchanging the way it goes.

[Consider] why staying with your own rule would make you a happier and better person.For instance, I didnt make the rule, Im never going to have chocolate again so I could be miserable craving chocolate the rest of my life. I made [that decision] because I want to be a confident, thin man walking the world as a leader. I made it because I want to be able to hike mountains and enjoy getting to the top. I want to be able to have a romantic relationship with a woman. I want to be able to be a leader and influence millions of people. I could go on and on.

There are dozens of reasons why not having chocolate makes me a happier, better person. When you link it to the future that youre building for yourself, then youre much more likely to go forward. Imagine yourself at the weight you want to be and move towards that positive image. Remember, skinny doesnt have to be the goal. Instead think of the goal as: Happy to be off the roller coaster and feeling healthy!

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Jennifer Aniston aiming to waltz right into her 100s through her healthy lifestyle – The News International

Jennifer Aniston aiming to waltz right into her 100s through her healthy lifestyle

Americas beloved Jennifer Aniston receives praise not only for her power-packed presence on screens but also for being an inspirational icon when it comes to other life choices as well.

The Friends actor known for being fit as a fiddle at 51 through her health choices spoke to LA Times about her lifestyle and routine and how she aims to waltz right into her 100s living life to the fullest.

I look at my dad, who just turned 87, and he is Greek stubborn, fabulous, all those things from that generation but, you know, I think they could be a little healthier. Hes going to be so mad at me, she said.

You know, my mom, cmon, none of you guys took care of yourselves. But they didnt know any better. And now we know. So whats our excuse?

Its about just knowing what you put inside your body, exercising my father, never, ever they didnt know you could keep your bones strong, never mind being fit and fitting into a size-whatever, she said during the interview.

Im going to be in my 80s or 90s or maybe now even my 100s at this rate, and I dont want to be wheeling around. I would like to be vibrant and thriving, she added.

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It is good to have a running lifestyle – Wahpeton Daily News

There are many favored ways and important reasons to commit to running, walking or any way you pursue an active, healthy lifestyle.

Find meaningful motivation. My daughters influenced a running lifestyle after watching them in marathons and seeing them for a few seconds over five hours. It was much more fun to run with them.

One reason Im motivated to be healthy is my grandchildren. I can feed them at 5:15 a.m., take a morning walk to the park, push them in a stroller during an afternoon run and read books before they go to bed at 8 p.m. It takes serious physical fitness to hang out with grandchildren all day. And it's well worth it!

Running is an opportunity to escape and relieve stress. It is the best mental health prescription. The mind is refreshed, forward-thinking and contemplative. Almost no weather will deter a scheduled run if you are determined and disciplined. Hard work, effort and a positive attitude are the most important determinants of success. Running improves self-confidence and self-esteem. Positive thinking produces endorphins that keep you healthy.

Find a plan that works. For elderly runners, it works well to run every other day. Injuries will occur from overuse. Muscles need rest to recover. Cross train like walking, gardening, cross-country skiing and bicycling on other days.

Get the right running gear. Soon after starting to run, I went to Minneapolis Marathon Sports and got fitted with Saucony shoes. Once you become comfortable with shoes, it is a good idea to stick with them. Wear clothing that breathes. Running is a cheap sport.

Register for a race or fund-raiser walk to help others. If you have been in sports, there always remain competitive juices. When you are in shape, it is fun to say to yourself lets pass some young people during the last mile in a marathon. Races commit you to a schedule.

Pick a benchmark workout. Schedule runs like other appointments to commit yourself. A great thing about running is its a solo sport and nobody else is responsible for what happens you are in control!

Focus on opportunities. Professionally, all the parks are inspected during long weekend runs. It feels good to finish and know there is no garbage along any park roads, trails and some city sidewalks. "Clean and green" has always been our park and zoo theme. We try to be Disney-like.

When you visit other cities, running is a chance to learn about them, including their parks. There is often incredible public art, like Native American eagle sculptures along Bismarcks Missouri River trail.

It is exhilarating to be outdoors, breathe fresh air, hear birds like pileated woodpeckers, smell lilac blooms, feel the wind and taste apples. It stretches you to be the best you can be like other life endeavors. You can eat ravenously because you burn off lots of calories and a tired body sleeps well at night! Running is fun!

Walking and running are ingrained in our DNA. Your body will appreciate a stronger heart and more efficient lungs that process oxygen into the blood. Cancer likelihood lowers for those who regularly exercise. The risk of heart disease is decreased. Bad cholesterol is reduced.

Running reinforces the parks-recreation profession and helps me role model a desirable life balance. Seek at least a half hour of exercise every day. Habits like planks and push-ups after a run provide strength training.

There are many health benefits related to running. Living longer is related to the number of calories burned each week. Running lengthens life. Add two hours to your lifespan for every hour you exercise.

It is good to have a running lifestyle. Runners are yearning for the days when races and marathons can return in some way, like everybody with their favorite recreation activities. Hang in there!

Wayne Beyer is director of Wahpeton Parks and Recreation

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio predicts the global health and wellness market to grow steadily at a CAGR of over 6% during 2020-2024. One of the primary drivers of the market is the increased emphasis on effective health and wellness products. Consumers across the world are increasingly becoming aware of the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, improvements in the economic condition of the lower and middle-class consumers have further led to an increase in spending on health and wellness products. These factors are expected to fuel the growth of the global health and wellness market during the forecast period. Download Free Sample Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis

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Sabbasani: It’s okay, not to be okay The Observer – The Observer

Jothsna Sabbasani, Contributing ColumnistAugust 20, 2020

School is starting. Two weeks till I move in. I need to buy dorm room decorations. Where are my classes? Where are my friends?

These were all the thoughts that were racing through many students heads about one year ago. Those thoughts quickly changed within a year. A return to home in March marked the beginning of quarantine. People found ways to cope through the chaos in order to reduce coronavirus transmission. There was a glimmer of hope that fall 2020 would be a start to normality once again, but that hope quickly diminished. As of August 6, Case Western Reserve University announced that a large portion of students will not be able to return to live on campus.

That news brought dismay to many students. The college life many dreamt of will be completely different for the indefinite future. As this fast-paced change occurred, everyone had to undergo an immense readjustment in their lives. The college scene we once knew has now morphed into a world of isolation.

College students already have to balance the stress of attending college. From rigorous coursework to maintaining a social life, there is great pressure externally to fulfill all expectations. And now these fears and anxieties are compounded due to additional safety and health measures. A single room has now turned into a virtual classroom, a dining hall, a social gathering spot and a bedroom. Abrupt transitions and the uncertainty of the future is causing great stress for students, leading to a greater vulnerability for mental health issues.

As the new school year begins, the battle against mental illness will grow exponentially. The stressors will become endless. Between class, homework, exams, professors, friends and family, where is the time for self-development?

As young intellectual individuals, it is up to ourselves to realize there is always room for change and endless opportunities to better mental health, regardless of this unexpected situation.

Numerous schools around the nation, including our own CWRU, have given students access to virtual counseling and psychological services. Colleges believe emotional reactions during this time of crisis can vary from person to person. Whether one feels scared, anxious, grateful, hopeful or angry, it is all valid. Rather than avoid or ignore unpleasant emotions, they encourage students to pause and tune in to what they are feeling.

Are these resources enough? The definite answer is no. Over 45% of people aged 18-24 years experienced symptoms of trauma- or stress-related disorders due to the pandemic as of June 2020. Mental health problems, even with greater accessibility to resources remotely, are soaring and negatively impacting many.

We must each take the initiative to help ourselves. We need to allow our minds to be compassionate towards ourselves so we can realize that it is okay, not to be okay. This type of attitude will also encourage a positive mindset. Moreover, it is essential to take care of the body. Maintaining good eating, sleeping and exercising habits will contribute to a healthy lifestyle full of energy.

These are not the only measures we can take: for centuries, meditation has been shown to decrease stress and relinquish chaos that can coincide with mental well-being. During meditation, all that is needed is to focus; eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding the mind. This process results in enhanced physical and emotional well-being. From gaining self-awareness to managing healthy stress levels, the benefits are endless.

Although meditation is not for everyone, that does not mean all hope is lost. There are so many other options that can be tailored to each individual. It is all a matter of trying to better oneself and asking for help when needed. During this unprecedented time especially, doing all you can to take care of your mental health is crucial.

Lets all be there for each other and create a healthy environment for ourselves and our fellow peers at CWRU.

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation And Actor Harry Lennix Challenge Americans To "Eat It To Beat It" During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month -…

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) challenges Americans to show their support for men affected by prostate cancer by taking a simple challenge to eat 30 healthy foods during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. Actor and PCF celebrity ambassador Harry Lennix joins PCF's "Eat It to Beat It" campaign, a national effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and show that making healthy lifestyle choices can have a meaningful impact in potentially reducing risk and improving outcomes.

"It's so important that men and their families understand the link between lifestyle and prostate cancer. I'm committed to do everything I can to support the "Eat it and Beat it" challenge which, in turn, will raise awareness about prostate cancer risk and save lives," said Lennix, an original cast member of the long-running crime drama The Blacklist.

"We are so honored to have Harry help PCF create awareness about the correlation between an anti-inflammatory diet and prostate cancer risk," said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, President and CEO, PCF. "Lifestyle modifications have been convincingly shown to reduce the risk of the onset of cancer andprogression, including prostate cancer. Thanks to advances in understanding metabolism and mutations, the concept of using food as medicine is finally converging. Men who adapt these healthier lifestyle changes can help reduce prostate cancer risk, especially Black men who are at a higher risk for developing the disease."

Although PCF has made considerable advances in addressing disparities in prostate cancer among Black men through research and treatment over the past 25 years, more work needs to be done. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, but for Black men, the likelihood increases by 76 percent and they are twice as likely to die from it as white men. Lifestyle factors, also known as social determinants of health, play a significant role in cancer risk, health equity, and outcomes. Eating healthy and exercising can lower one's risk of developing prostate cancer.

To help create awareness about the link between healthy lifestyles and reduced cancer risk, PCF invites the public to join the "Eat It To Beat It" challenge during this September's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by eating 30 foods selected from its Periodic Table of Healthy Foods and sharing their journey whether it's cooking a new recipe or tasting jicama for the first time -- on social media using #EatItToBeatIt.

All participants will receive a special gift to help chart their progress, and PCF's latest wellness guide, "The Science of Living Well Beyond Cancer: Health, Nutrition, and Wellness Guide" which encompasses the latest scientific recommendations for cancer prevention, including actionable tips for optimal health, nutrition, and wellness. The wellness guide is not just for men with living with prostate cancer or people living with cancer, but also written for anyone interested in living well and reducing their risk for cancer. Participants may set up an optional Facebook fundraiser page to support PCF's cutting-edge research and encourage others to eat healthy during September and beyond.

Join the "Eat It To Beat It" Challenge at Connect with PCF at, on Facebook (, Instagram (@prostatecancerfoundation), or Twitter (@pcfnews).

About the Prostate Cancer FoundationThe Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has raised more than $830 million in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 220 leading cancer centers in 22 countries around the world. Thanks in part to PCF's commitment to ending death and suffering from prostate cancer, the death rate is down by 52% and countless more men are alive today as a result. The Prostate Cancer Foundation research now impacts more than 70 forms of human cancer by focusing onimmunotherapy, the microbiome, and food as medicine. Learn more at

MEDIA CONTACT: Donald Wilson for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (310) 428-4730[emailprotected]

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