Markelle Fultz injury update: 76ers guard out indefinitely with thoracic outlet syndrome

first_imgFultz had visited several specialists in the past week and his attorney/agent tells ESPN that this TOS syndrome has been a finding on his neck and shooting shoulder.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 4, 2018Fultz averaged 7.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists in the 14 regular season games he appeared in last year. He has played in 19 regular season games in Philadelphia’s current campaign, averaging 8.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and and 3.1 assists. Related News #Sixers— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) December 4, 2018According to ESPN, the injury affects his neck and shoulder, which has caused his shooting motion to become irregular. He cracked the starting lineup at the beginning of the year, but was moved to the bench after the 76ers acquired Jimmy Butler from the Timberwolves. While his jump shot has improved, he has not produced like people expect a former No. 1 overall pick to. Markelle Fultz has taken a leave of absence from the 76ers to have specialists take a look at his shoulder. The second-year guard sustained the shoulder injury just before his rookie season and the problem was supposedly corrected over the offseason. But that was clearly not the case. The 76ers revealed Tuesday that Fultz has been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and is out indefinitely.  Former teammates of 76ers’ Markelle Fultz discuss his struggleslast_img read more

Visiting dentist may cut pneumonia risk

first_imgGood oral hygiene can reduce bad bacteria in the mouth and thus decrease the risk of developing pneumonia, a research has found. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames air sacs in one or both lungs, which may fill with fluid.The infection is more common among older people and those with conditions such as AIDS or lung disease. The study found that people who never get dental checkups had an 86 per cent greater risk of pneumonia than those who visit the dentist twice a year. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“There is a well-documented connection between oral health and pneumonia, and dental visits are important in maintaining good oral health,” said lead author Michelle Doll, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the US.“We can never rid the mouth of bacteria altogether, but good oral hygiene can limit the quantities of bacteria present,” Doll added.The human body contains 10 times as many microbes (bacteria, fungi and viruses) as human cells on or in the body, from the skin to the gastrointestinal system (including the mouth). Some microbes are good and some are bad, but even bad microbes only cause disease under certain circumstances. In some cases, bacteria can be accidentally inhaled or aspirated into the lungs and cause pneumonia. Bacteria that commonly cause pneumonia include streptococcus, haemophilus, staphylococcus, and anaerobic bacteria. Routine dental visits may reduce the amount of bacteria that can be aspirated, Doll said. “Our study provides further evidence that oral health is linked to overall health, and suggests that it’s important to incorporate dental care into routine preventive healthcare,” Doll said.last_img read more

Envy is Good

first_img 1 min read This story appears in the March 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » February 16, 2010 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Laptop engineers and designers spent much of last year trying to outdo the Apple MacBook Pro. That’s what happens when a machine aimed at business professionals sets a new standard for performance and style. Few challengers have come close, but you can make a pretty good argument for the HP Envy 15. It’s a classy chassis: a thin, 5-pound-or-so unit with a somewhat psychedelically patterned top that’s toned down by cool, businesslike gunmetal shading. Performance-wise, it’s a laptop that surpasses many desktop PCs, with world-beating processing speed from Intel’s 1.6 GHz Core i7 chip, along with a 6 GB DDR3 memory, 500 GB, 7,200 RPM hard drive fronted by Windows 7. Still, seamless multitasking has a price: $1,800 for starters. Also, that i7 sucker runs hot, which means your in-flight tray table would be a better place to set it down than in your lap–unless heat is, you know, your thing. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more