Why did this man’s urine turn green?


A hospitalized man’s case took a strange turn when his urine became a  murky shade of green, according to a new report.



A man's urine turned green after five days in the ICU. Above, an image of the urine collected in a catheter bag.


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A man’s urine turned green after five days in the ICU. Above, an image of the urine collected in a catheter bag.

Although alarming, the unusual color turned out to be a harmless side effect of his medication.

The 62-year-old man had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease, and he went to the emergency room after having difficulty breathing for two days, according to the report, published Wednesday (Dec. 2) in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The man had high levels of carbon dioxide in his blood, a condition that can be life-threatening. The man was admitted to the intensive care unit, placed on a ventilator and given a general anaesthetic called propofol.

Five days later, the man’s

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Experts reveal how much exercise it takes to turn off your favourite festive foods


How much exercise does it take to work off YOUR favourite festive food? Experts reveal the number of squats, lunges and planks you need to burn off the calories (and it’s not good news if you enjoy Christmas pudding!)

  • Experts looked into how many exercises are needed to burn off festive foods
  • GolfSupport.com found most calorific is the Christmas Pudding (305 kcals)
  • Calculated it would take a staggering 1,445 squats to burn off just one serving
  • Pigs in Blanket (280 kcals) placed second and 430 burpees would be needed
  • For Brussel sprouts (45 kcals), only a 4-minute jog required to burn off a serving 

With the timeless phrase ‘why not, it’s Christmas?’ uttered throughout the festive season, it is of no surprise many of us come to regret our festive overindulgence in

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Nearly 60,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in the next 3 weeks. There are ways to turn things around, experts say


America enters the somber holiday weekend following a Thanksgiving Day that saw more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases and 1,200 deaths — skyrocketing numbers given that 20 states did not report data.



a teddy bear wearing a blue shirt: Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the Covid-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston.


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Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the Covid-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston.

Traditionally the start of a time of shopping and giving, the final days of November have seen record highs in the worsening pandemic — surpassing previous surges and showing no signs of slowing down in the precarious winter months.

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The US on Thursday marked the 24th day in a row with more than 100,000 new cases. Hospitalizations hit a new high — for the 17th consecutive day — with more than 90,400 Covid-19 patients nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

The country’s death toll since the pandemic’s start is

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Thanksgiving coronavirus surge could turn into the Christmas surge, health professor warns


The United States is living in the most dangerous public health crisis since the 1918 influenza pandemic, and health experts say it doesn’t look like the coronavirus will be slowing down anytime soon with the arrival of the holiday season.



a box truck that is sitting on the ground: A medical worker wheels the remains of a COVID-19 victim to a mobile morgue at the El Paso County Office of Medical Examiner and Forensic Laboratory on Nov. 9. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego is having to use the mobile morgues and Texas National Guard personnel to deal with a crush of local coronavirus deaths.  Syndication El Paso Times


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A medical worker wheels the remains of a COVID-19 victim to a mobile morgue at the El Paso County Office of Medical Examiner and Forensic Laboratory on Nov. 9. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego is having to use the mobile morgues and Texas National Guard personnel to deal with a crush of local coronavirus deaths. Syndication El Paso Times

The US reported 2,046 deaths Wednesday — the highest one-day coronavirus death toll the country has reported since early May, Johns Hopkins University data shows.

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The country also hit a new daily hospitalization record, with 89,954 people currently hospitalized for Covid-19, according to the

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More Seniors Turn to The Silver&Fit Program During Medicare Open Enrollment for Broader Choices of Virtual Home Exercise and Fitness Solutions


The Silver&Fit program’s virtual, online home-based options and gym-based options are designed to accommodate all levels of fitness and workout preferences. Features include: 

  • 1,700+ Digital Fitness Videos. The Silver&Fit online video library provides a broad collection of workout options, allowing members to customize their own at-home exercise routines including cardio, strength, yoga, dance, Tai Chi, and many others.
  • At-Home Fitness Kits. For those who want to create or enhance their own workouts at home, the Silver&Fit program offers home fitness kits. Kits may include a yoga mat, resistance bands, dumbbells, or wearable fitness trackers.
  • Live Telephone Coaching. Members seeking help with fitness goals or lifestyle improvements can work with a live coach over the phone to obtain advice on fitness, social isolation, sleep, and other healthy living habits.
  • Access
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