Chris Rock, Colin Jost and Michael Che Address Trump’s Coronavirus Diagnosis During SNL Premiere

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Saturday Night Live was not shy about addressing President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

The SNL cast returned to the studio on Saturday for their first live in-person show since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March, with Chris Rock serving as the host and Megan Thee Stallion as the musical guest for the season 46 premiere.

For the cold open, Alec Baldwin played Trump opposite Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden and recreated the first presidential debate, which took place in Cleveland on Tuesday, three days before the commander-in-chief, 74, publicly announced on Twitter that he and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus.

“You did take the COVID test you promised you’d take in advance,” asked Beck Bennett, who played moderator Chris Wallace. “Absolutely, scout’s honor,” Baldwin’s Trump replied. Days after the debate, the Fox News host said on air that “there was an honor system when it came to the people that came into the hall from the two campaigns.”

Then in the opening monologue, Rock, 55, kicked off his remarks with Trump’s hospitalization. “Before we get started, the elephant in the room. President Trump is in the hospital from COVID, I just want to say my heart goes out to COVID,” the Fargo actor said.

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And during Weekend Update, Colin Jost and Michael Che started their segment with Trump’s diagnosis. “Well say what you will about 2020 but it’s got moves. This news was a lot for us to process a day before we came back on the air after four months off and it all happened so fast. I woke up yesterday and heard the president had mild symptoms. And then four hours later, he was getting medevaced to a hospital in what looked like the last chopper out of Vietnam,” Jost, 38, said.

“I gotta say it’s a bad sign for America that when Trump said he tested positive for a virus, 60 percent of people were like, ‘prove it.’ And it’s been very weird to see all these people, who clearly hate Trump, come out and say ‘we wish him well.’ I think a lot of them are just guilty that their first wish came true,” he said.

Che, 37, also chimed in and said, “While in the hospital, the president isn’t allowed to see any guests but he is expected to be visited by three ghosts, probably one from his past, one from his — okay this is weird! Because a lot of people on both sides are saying there is nothing funny about Trump being hospitalized with coronavirus even though he mocked the safety precautions for the coronavirus and those people are obviously wrong. There’s a lot funny about this, maybe not from a moral standpoint but mathematically, if you were constructing a joke this is all the ingredients you need. The problem is it’s

City of Hope-led study details new strategy to address the barriers that keep older adults out of clinical trials

The study examined what has been done and chartered a roadmap to improve equitable access using the best-available scientific literature on barriers to older adult participation in cancer clinical trials.

A City of Hope-led study revealed little effort has been made to improve older adult representation in clinical trials of new cancer drugs, even when the treatment is aimed at a disease that disproportionately affects this age group.

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William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Cancer and Aging Research at City of Hope, the study’s senior author. Photo: City of Hope

“There is currently no incentive to establish real-world effectiveness among older adults. Older adults need a seat at the table,” said Mina Sedrak, M.D., M.S., lead author of the study and deputy director of the Center for Cancer and Aging at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Two in 5 Americans with cancer are age 70 or older, yet fewer than 25% of patients in cancer clinical trials registered with the Food and Drug Administration are in this age group, Sedrak said.

The study was published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians on Oct. 1. Researchers reviewed 8,691 studies that evaluated barriers which hindered older adults from participating in cancer trials. Twelve articles defined complex, interrelated problems as root causes, including stringent eligibility criteria, physician concern for toxicity, ageism, transportation and caregiver burden.

Only one study implemented an intervention meant to increase enrollment of older adults in trials – and it was not successful. This finding starkly amplifies the lack of effective strategies to improve participation of this underrepresented group in cancer research.

The researchers report that cancer trials must ask appropriate questions tailored or driven by the needs of older adults with cancer and should measure relevant outcomes. Their call to action applies to all oncologists and primary care providers, not just geriatric oncologists, Sedrak said, adding that patients should advocate for themselves.

“Ask your doctor about clinical trial opportunities when you’re diagnosed with cancer and do your own research because there may be an option that you haven’t heard about. It may benefit you, but perhaps your doctor may not have considered you for the investigational trial,” he said.

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s senior author and an oncologic geriatrician at City of Hope, said, “We don’t know enough about treating our largest group of cancer patients. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when enrollment in trials is lower than ever due to isolation and distancing practices, actively including older adults in clinical trials is incredibly important.” Dale is the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope.

City of Hope is a leader in offering older patients appropriate and personalized cancer care, as exemplified by the fact that Dale and his colleagues co-wrote the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s guidelines

Crossroads Dental Arts, a Cosmetic Dentist in Owings Mills, MD Remains Open to Address Patients’ Dental Health Needs – Press Release

Crossroads Dental Arts, a Cosmetic Dentist in Owings Mills, MD Remains Open to Address Patients’ Dental Health Needs

Oral health requires attention and care. This is why the team at Crossroads Dental Arts has remained open to address the dental care and treatment needs of the members of its community despite the pandemic. The dental care and treatment team at Crossroads Dental Arts focuses on making sure that the members of the community have access to the highest quality of dental care and treatment solutions delivered in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Owing Mills, MD – At Crossroads Dental Arts, patients are treated with the utmost care and respect. The dental team focuses on making sure that each patient is offered the specialized and personalized oral healthcare and treatment service needed to get them the best results.

Patients who visit the dental practice will have access to VIP amenities that have been put in place to improve their dental care and treatment experience. The dental team also makes sure that each patient is provided access to the latest dental technologies for oral examinations, diagnosis of dental problems, and treatment of dental conditions.

As part of the promised VIP amenities, patients will be able to enjoy neck pillows and rolls that are constantly being sanitized and kept in the highest hygienic conditions. Patients will also have access to blankets, music with headphones; water, juice, and snacks; Tylenol or Motrin; Lavender scent for relaxation, warm lemon-scented towels, as well as post-operative phone calls and a direct line to the doctor’s cell.

Promising the very best oral healthcare services, Dr. Joanne Block Rief, the spokesperson, and Dentist in Owings Mills, MD said, “At Crossroads Dental Arts, patients are treated like family. Patients are greeted with a smile every time they walk through the door and are guaranteed a smile of their own to take pride in after each visit. With over 30 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Rief ensures that each visit is as comfortable as it is comprehensive. Our knowledgeable and welcoming staff will offer you a number of amenities, from headphones to listen to your music of choice while being treated, to refreshing lemon-scented towels after your visit.”

Patients visiting the dental practice will have access to a full range of cosmetic treatments delivered by the best Cosmetic Dentist in the area. The dentist focuses on improving the appearance and appeal of each patient’s smile and achieves this goal using an array of cosmetic dental procedures including cosmetic recontouring, cosmetic bonding, tooth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, metal-free crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, Invisalign aligners, implant dentistry, as well as laser dentistry.

Other dental solutions and technologies offered at the dental practice include SNAP dental imaging, emergency dental treatment services, denture repairs, complete and partial dentures, metal-free partial dentures, gum treatments (including surgical and non-surgical procedures), general extractions, digital radiography, root canal therapy, and more.

Crossroads Dental Arts is located at 10 Crossroads Dr. Ste 203, Owings Mills, MD 21117, US. To take advantage of the premium quality dental care and treatment services offered, contact their team by calling (410)