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Bill Clinton Admitted To UCI Medical Center For Non-Covid Related Infection

Former President Bill Clinton has been admitted to UCI Medical Center in Orange County to receive treatment for a non-Covid related infection, his spokesman said.

Spokesman Angel Urena said that Clinton was admitted on Tuesday evening. “He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care,” he said.

His physicians, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, released a statement in which they said that Clinton was diagnosed with the infection when taken to UCI Medical Center, and was admitted for close monitoring. He also was given antibiotics and fluids.

“He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” they said, adding that after two days his white blood cell count was trending down “and he is responding to antibiotics well.”

They said that the California medical team was in “constant communication” with his New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist.

“We hope to have him home soon,” they said.

Clinton, 75, underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2004. He had two coronary stents implanted in 2010 after complaining of chest pains. He’s also been public about going on a strict, largely plant based diet.

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Mediclinic Reports Material Recovery In H1 EBITDA Margin – Quick Facts

Mediclinic International plc (MDC.L) said, for the first-half period, the Group delivered an adjusted EBITDA margin of around 15.5% compared to 12.1%, last year, benefitting from margin improvements at all three divisions. The Group noted that various initiatives have been established to support the return towards pre-COVID-19 profitability at all divisions.

Mediclinic recorded a 12% increase in half-year revenue compared with last year. Reported revenue was 1.58 billion pounds, compared to 1.41 billion pounds. The Group said the performance was driven by a recovery in patient activity across all three divisions. Compared with pre-pandemic first-half 2020, revenue was up in all three divisions and 4% at the Group.

Joovy Recalls Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Strollers

Dallas, Texas-based Joovy Holding Co. has recalled about 9,200 units of Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Strollers citing risk to fall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The recall involves Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers with SKU 8060, 8061, 8067 and 8069 and a batch number between March 2020 (03-XX-20) and October 2020 (10-XX-20). The stroller label on the inside leg contains the SKU and batch numbers.

The strollers were sold in black, blueberry, charcoal and red colors and weigh about 26 lbs.

The recalled products were manufactured in China and sold at specialty juvenile stores nationwide and online at Joovy.com, Amazon.com, BuyBuyBaby.com and Target.com from May 2020 through December 2020 for about $250.

According to the agency, the stroller’s front wheel bearing can fail or detach, posing a fall and injury hazard.

The recall was initiated after reports of 25 incidents of restricted front wheel movement. This includes 12 incidents where the wheel fork bearing wore through the housing and detached, with one fall resulting in bruises when the user fell onto the stroller.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact the firm for a free repair kit to replace the front wheel fork bearing.

In recent recalls, Streetsboro, Ohio -based Step2 Company LLC in early September called back about 1,570 units of StepUp Sidekick Learning Towers for children citing a fall hazard.

5 killed in Beirut during protest over judge in blast probe

  • Bassam Mawlawi told reporters Thursday that many of those injured were shot by snipers from buildings.
  • The protest was organized by the militant Shiite group Hezbollah and its ally, the Shiite Amal Movement.

Lebanon's interior minister says five people have been killed in armed clashes in Beirut that erupted Thursday during protests against the lead investigator into last year's massive blast at the city's port.

Bassam Mawlawi told reporters Thursday that many of those injured were shot by snipers from buildings. He called the events, "a very dangerous sign."

The protest was organized by the militant Shiite group Hezbollah and its ally, the Shiite Amal Movement. They both want the lead investigator, Judge Tarek Bitar, removed from the port blast investigation.

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Not the sock itself, but a note attached to the sock. (Actually, the guy who wrote the note.)

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Here's how much your Social Security check will increase in 2022

Social Security beneficiaries will see a 5.9% increase to their monthly checks in 2022.

That's much more than the 1.3% adjustment made for 2021, and the largest increase since a 7.4% boost in 1980s.

Check out this video to see how much money this will add to your benefits and to see more about how the increase compares with other changes in the past.

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