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Kamala Harris knows a thing or two about food. While her running mate Joe Biden favors the simple pleasures of a red-sauce pasta and good artisanal ice cream, the California senator's preferences seem to have a more sophisticated flair.The daughter of a South Indian immigrant, Harris grew up on foods like yogurt, daal, and potato curry. Observing her mother in the kitchen and appreciating homemade food from an early age inspired the vice-presidential candidate to become a passionate home cook herself. (Related: 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.)"My mother used to tell me, 'Kamala, you clearly like to eat good food. You better learn how to cook," says Harris of her mother's encouragement. And so she did. Now, as busy as she is, she finds time to regularly unwind by cooking Sunday night dinners for family and friends. "It's a tradition I really care about, just having a really good home-cooked meal on a Sunday," she told Glamour in May.So what's a typical meal you would expect to be served by the Californian senator? While we know she makes a mean tuna melt and gifted New Jersey senator Cory Booker with a cooking lesson in lentils via Face Time for his birthday, it's the whole roasted chicken that most frequently comes up in interviews as her go-to specialty.She prepares it a day ahead, by rubbing a mixture of lemon, herbs, and seasonings under the skin, then lathers the skin with butter and lets it rest in the fridge for a day before slow-roasting it for dinner.But her chefy savviness really shines through when she explains she'll use the bird for leftovers until every piece has been put to good use—she'll make chicken salad with leftover meat, while the carcass is slow-cooked with root vegetables for a delicious broth. The art of cooking once and eating twice (or three times) is surely something she learned from her mother, who would meal prep on the weekend before meal prep was a thing.Another thing she loves to prep ahead? Beans! She uses dry beans and soaks them overnight to get that perfect pot of beans the next day. Then she gets creative, "I've done hummus. I did red beans and rice recently, which was so good. I like black beans too. You can do so much with beans."But what does Kamala Harris eat when she isn't cooking? For this Bay Area native, burritos are naturally high on the list of cravings. According to a former advisor, her favorite burrito is made by La Cumbre, a 50-year-old taqueria that is rumored to have invented the Mission-style burrito.Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest food news delivered straight to your inbox.
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As politicians and health experts debate the validity of lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19, one fact is harder to debate: Ten states on Friday reported their highest one-day case counts, according to Johns Hopkins: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Worryingly, hospitalizations are rising in some states, as well. Read on to see what restrictions may be necessary, and don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. What COVID Restrictions are Necessary?"As infections have risen, so, too, have hospitalizations from the virus. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said hospitalizations in her state have increased 101% this month," reports CNN. "More hospitalizations will likely be followed by a rise in daily coronavirus deaths, says Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health." Lockdowns aside, simple fundamental precautions must be taken to save lives, many warn. "Experts say Americans can help get the virus under control by heeding guidelines touted by officials for months," continues CNN: "avoiding crowded settings, keeping a distance, keeping small gatherings outdoors, and wearing a mask.""This is a good moment for people to stop and ask themselves, 'What can I do to try to be sure that we limit the further infections that otherwise seem to be looming in front of us as cold weather is kicking in and people are indoors, and those curves are going upward, in the wrong direction?'" Collins said Friday, according to the network."Every New Mexican can and must do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, limiting their interactions with others, and wearing their masks," Grisham tweeted.Kentucky has also stepped up enforcement of wearing masks and New York has enforced restrictions in certain "red zones." Nebraska has required hospitals to keep 10% of beds available for COVID-19 patients. RELATED: 11 Symptoms of COVID You Never Want to GetWill There be a Lockdown Due to COVID?These fundamentals do not mean the entire country needs to lock down. "How bad would things have to get for you to advocate a national lockdown?" Dr. Jon LaPook asked Dr. Anthony Fauci on 60 Minutes. The Friday before the segment aired, COVID-19 cases hit a daily total of 70,000, a high not seen since the surge in July."They'd have to get really, really bad," Fauci said. "First of all, the country is fatigued with restrictions. So we want to use public health measures, not to get in the way of opening the economy, but to being a safe gateway to opening the economy. So instead of having an opposition: open up the economy [to] get jobs back, or shut down. No. Put 'shut down,' away and say, 'We're going to use public health measures to help us safely get to where we want to go." It wasn't the first time Fauci said lockdowns shouldn't be necessary."I want the opportunity to say this again because unfortunately with the divisiveness that we have people take it out of context: I believe, and the overwhelming majority of my public health colleagues, my colleagues who are involved in infectious diseases, feel that we should use public health deaths and public health activities to help us to open the economy," he said on October 1st. "Don't interpret it as an obstacle to opening the economy," he continued. "Because if you do things the way we have prescribed, namely, a gateway of phase one, phase two, phase three, without jumping over these benchmarks that you have to look for, you can safely get people back to work, get the economy going. It's what you do in the extremes. You either think it's all shut down or, you know, caution to the wind and that we can't do that. That gets you in trouble."So practice the fundamentals and don't get into trouble: wear your face mask, avoid crowds, avoid indoor spaces with people you don't shelter with, practice good hand hygiene and don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
Ibuprofen first became available over the counter in 1984, and it's developed a reputation as aspirin's gentler, safer younger sibling. That said, like most medications, ibuprofen can have side effects. "Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication that is used for both pain control and fever control," says Kenneth Perry, MD, an emergency medicine physician in Charleston, South Carolina. "Although if taken appropriately ibuprofen is safe, chronic use can cause some long-standing health issues." Read on to see what taking ibuprofen every day can do to your body. (And remember it's a good idea to talk with your doctor about all medications you take regularly.) 1 Ibuprofen Can Reduce Pain and Inflammation Ibuprofen works by inhibiting prostaglandins, natural chemicals that "turn on" pain and inflammation in the body. Ibuprofen has been rated the safest NSAID in terms of spontaneous drug reactions, and it may be easier for some people to take than aspirin, as it requires a lower dose to work and is less likely to cause side effects like stomach irritation. 2 Ibuprofen May Increase Risk For Heart Attack Or Stroke "NSAIDs such as ibuprofen have a black box warning that use may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events such as heart attacks and strokes," says Leann Poston, MD. "Users should use the lowest dose necessary to relieve their pain, stop taking NSAIDs as soon as possible, and consult your healthcare provider if you need them longer than a week." 3 Ibuprofen May Cause Headaches Ironically, the first medication many of us turn to for a headache can cause headaches if it's used too often. "Use of pain medications such as ibuprofen routinely to treat headaches can cause rebound headaches when the medications are discontinued," says Poston. 4 Ibuprofen May Raise Blood Pressure "Taking ibuprofen routinely can increase blood pressure slightly," says Poston. According to the Mayo Clinic, high blood pressure often has no symptoms; over time, if it's left untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease. 5 Ibuprofen Can Alter Other Medication You're Taking Talk to your doctor about any other medications or supplements you're taking with ibuprofen. "Ibuprofen interacts with many over-the-counter (OTC) herbs and supplements," says Dr. Danielle Plummer, PharmD. "When taken with other specific medications, the active ingredient of either medication could increase, resulting in either too much of it, leading to increased adverse effects, or decrease, therefore not getting the desired effect from the medication." 6 Ibuprofen Can Cause Edema "A notable side effect of taking this NSAID daily is leg or body swelling." says Magdalena Cadet, MD. This swelling is caused by excess fluid trapped in the body's tissues. It's a common side effect of NSAIDs and usually resolves when the medication is discontinued. 7 Ibuprofen Can Cause Gastrointestinal Issues "If one is ingesting ibuprofen on a regular basis, the stomach loses its protective barrier and is more susceptible to injury," says Barry Gorlitsky, MD. "Over time, this may lead to gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) or something more sinister like a gastric ulcer or perforation, which could be extremely painful, lead to bleeding and may be life-threatening." 8 Ibuprofen Can Cause Kidney Damage Never take more than the recommended dose of ibuprofen; doing so can be dangerous. "Ibuprofen, if taken inappropriately, can also cause damage to the cells of the kidney," says Dr. Perry. "This damage can be irreversible for some patients and require long-term dialysis." 9 Ibuprofen Can Cause Liver Damage "Your liver metabolizes everything you consume. Chronic ibuprofen can damage liver cells," says Siddharth Tambar, MD. "Fortunately the liver can regenerate and recuperate, but if the damage is recurrent, it can eventually lead to cirrhosis." 10 Ibuprofen Can Increase Bleeding Risk "Ibuprofen works by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme involved in the platelet aggregation pathway, which is important in controlling bleeding and hemostasis," says Monisha Bhanote, MD. "Daily long-term use of ibuprofen may increase the risk of uncontrolled bleeding."
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In this time of a global pandemic, grocery shopping has become one of the most precarious activities a person can do. It's something we have to do if we're going to eat, but is now packed with surprising risks and opportunities to pick up something that's on nobody's shopping list: COVID-19. But by being careful and avoiding the riskiest aspects of grocery shopping, you can keep your chances of picking up unwanted bacteria extremely low. (For more on grocery store news, check out these 8 Grocery Items That May Soon Be in Short Supply).One of the most bacteria-packed spots in the store, which medical experts suggest any shopper should go to great lengths to avoid, is waiting for you the moment you enter the store: The shopping baskets.The handles of baskets are perhaps the most-touched thing in the store. And unlike other oft-touched things—such as credit card pads or self-checkout touchpads—shoppers don't just briefly touch the handle. They grip it and don't let it go for their entire shopping trip, potentially passing any bacteria on their hands to the plastic handle. Also, unlike those other high-touch areas, basket handles are much less likely to get the regular cleanings they should—and even when they are disinfected, it's hard to do a thorough job."It's almost impossible to wipe off all the surfaces that people might touch," says Leann Poston M.D., M.B.A., M.Ed, a consultant for Invigor Medical. "Baskets are stacked and then used. Even if the baskets were thoroughly cleaned, they might be contaminated when removed. Unlike shopping carts, it is tough to keep your shopping basket away from personal items and clothing."Gail Trauco R.N., BSN-OCN, patient advocate and CEO/founder of Medical Bill 911, agrees that cleaning baskets presents particular challenges."The structure of the baskets—weave and ridged surfaces—create places for COVID to hide during cleaning. Baskets are disinfected, however, it is impossible for a retailer to clean each crack and crevice," she says, pointing out that how baskets are handled also presents sanitary risks. "You carry the basket on your arm, in your hand, or may change hands. Baskets are more likely to rub against clothing, counters, or product surfaces, spreading contamination."She urges that shoppers instead opt for a shopping cart (if available). Its handle is much easier to clean with antibacterial wipes."Localize surface exposure to the shopping cart's handle," says Trauco. "Items can be placed in carts without touching additional surfaces. Minimizing exposure to surfaces touched while shopping lowers your risk of exposure to COVID."Dr. Rashmi Byakodi, a wellness expert at Best for Nutrition, echoes these points, saying "It's better to use a cart as it can hardly touch your clothes, and you can just sanitize the handle before use."Of course, using grocery carts also requires following certain precautions."Avoid putting personal items in the cart when shopping," says Poston. "Use a backpack if you need to carry personal items when running errands. When loading and unloading the cart, avoid leaning on the cart so your clothing and personal items do not touch unwiped surfaces."For more, check out these 7 Genius Grocery Shopping Tips to Make You a Safer Shopper.