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  • The 5 biggest breakfast myths

    CNN.com - Health
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
  • Use Chia Seeds with Caution, Researcher Warns

    MedlinePlus Health News
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Dietary Supplements
  • Nalmefene the drug that cuts down alcohol consumption

    Health Surgeon » Health Surgeon
    healthsurgeon
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Nalmefene or sometimes called Selincro is a medical pills/drug that helps to cut down alcohol consumption. This pill is prescribe to heavy drinkers along with psychological therapy. Alcohol abuse cost the NHS over 2 billion pounds a year and this pill that is already in circulation in Scotland, costs £3 pounds per tablet. It is [...] The post Nalmefene the drug that cuts down alcohol consumption appeared first on Health Surgeon.
  • Is Self-Love the Path to Self-Awakening?

    Leslie J Saul-Hold Thee Onion LLC
    Leslie J Saul (Hold Thee Onion)
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Self-Love Try Caring for Yourself to Better Care for Others! After a particularly rough day of attempting to balance, say, attending college, spending time with family, keeping a tidy home, and working full time, you may feel overstressed, overworked, and generally unsatisfied with your life. If this sounds like you, try to remember: Once you stop having fun with something and start to doubt yourself, you ultimately won’t be good at it anymore. You shouldn’t take anything too seriously in life. You need to take some time to relax. Now, every fiber of your being might rebel against that…
  • What Is The Purpose Of Life

    Improve Your Fitness and Life Through Training, Mindset, Psychology, Nutrition and Philosophy
    Colin
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”  ― Ernest Hemingway I totally get what Hemingway is saying here. I’ve seen this very thing is myself and others. In my life, I often think how much easier life would be if I was a less-aware, less-thinking, and more simple-minded person. Sad but true. I consider myself an intelligent person, but my version of intelligence may be different from yours.  You see, I equate intelligence to awareness, truth-seeking, and an ability to be constantly learning. Being able to admit when one is wrong is also a huge sign of…
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  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK Staying on schedule with your medications can get complicated. Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager is more than just a self‐directed pill reminder tool – it can help support and encourage... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps Learn how to set up medication reminders in 5 easy steps with the free app and website, Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager. Staying on schedule with your medications can get complicated. From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 2 1 ratings Time: 01:21 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Patient Dashboard

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Patient Dashboard Care4Today™, a platform designed to support and motivate people to stay on schedule with their medications, has launched a free Patient Dashboard for health ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 162 1 ratings Time: 01:04 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson's Commitment To The Health of Moms, Babies and Children

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Johnson & Johnson's Commitment To The Health of Moms, Babies and Children Joy Marini, Executive Director, Corporate Contributions for Johnson & Johnson, explains her role at Johnson & Johnson, and how it helps to further our vision... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1307 1 ratings Time: 02:49 More in Education
  • A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launches 'A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder,' the third in a series of online videos addressing key mental health topi... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1612 12 ratings Time: 08:47 More in Education
 
 
 
 
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    Newswise: MedNews

  • 100 Days in Michigan: U-M Team Releases New Analysis of State's Medicaid Expansion

    University of Michigan Health System
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Right out of the starting gate, Michigan's expansion of health coverage for the poor and near-poor holds lessons for other states that are still on the fence about expanding their own Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows.
  • A New Window of Opportunity to Prevent Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases Identified by Mount Sinai Researchers

    Mount Sinai Medical Center
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the evaluation of early brain imaging tests long before heart attacks or strokes occur, according to a systematic review conducted by a team of cardiologists, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the October issue of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.
  • Can Bariatric Surgery Lead to Severe Headache?

    American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for a condition that causes severe headaches, according to a study published in the October 22, 2014, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Fast Modeling of Cancer Mutations

    Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Using CRISPR, researchers at MIT's Koch Institute have developed a new approach to rapidly model the effects of tumor cells' genetic mutations in mice.
  • NIH Grants WVU $10.7 Million for Stroke Research

    WVU Healthcare and West Virginia University Health Sciences
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    West Virginia University is bolstering its faculty and scientific research on stroke to mitigate the devastating effects of the disease across the state and the nation with the help of a $10.7 million grant from the NIH over the next five years.
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    Digg: sex Stories

  • The Transhumanist Future Of Sex

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    The Internet is rife with chatter about the transhumanist age we are entering, where radical science and technology are already changing the way we live. The new tech coming in just a few years will touch nearly every aspect of our lives, including one of the most personal ones: sex .
  • No Blame, No Forgiveness: On Sex Work

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    The first time a man offered me money for sex it was just after dawn. We were a part of the 7 am public library crowd, shivering and waiting for the doors to open. He was eating yogurt.
  • Sex ? It All Started 385 Million Years Ago

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    It may not have been love as we know it, but around 385 million years ago, our very distant ancestors — armored fish called placoderms — developed the art of intercourse.
  • It’s Hard Out There For A Sex -Toy Entrepreneur

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    When Stacy Rybchin — founder of a small, New York-based sex -toy startup — tried to sign up for online payment services with Stripe in August, she was turned away.
  • What's Wrong With Vanilla Sex ?

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    The frustration of vanilla — this constant quest to kinkify normative sex ual relationships — seems to be the result of people's actual sex ual practices and desires butting up against the idea that there is one unified, normative way that "most" people have sex .
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for feeds.feedblitz.com. The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.
  • Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.
  • Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions. In the 1970s concerns over house fires, some sparked by lit cigarettes on furniture, prompted a move to...
  • Physicians on the Front Lines: Where Technology Can Help to Make the Clean Hand the Winning Hand

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Whether in a personal or professional setting, very few of us find ourselves wanting to be apart from our smart phones. They keep us connected to just about everything these days. In healthcare, electronic devices are permeating both the hospital and consumer/patient settings with everything from electronic health records to wearable devices...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000. ...
 
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    WHO news

  • Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. WHO’s "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014", published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died, including 360 000 people who were HIV positive. The report stresses, however, that the mortality rate from TB is still falling and has dropped by 45% since 1990, while the number of people developing the disease is declining by an…
  • WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Ebola virus was introduced into Nigeria on 20 July 2014 when an infected Liberian man arrived by aeroplane into Lagos, Africa's most populous city. The man, who died in hospital 5 days later, set off a chain of transmission that infected a total of 19 people, of whom 7 died. According to WHO recommendations, the end of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in a country can be declared once 42 days have passed and no new cases have been detected. The 42 days represents twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola (21 days). This 42-day period starts from the last day that any person in the…
  • Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The lines on the tabular situation reports, sent to WHO each day by its country office in Nigeria, have now been full of zeros for 42 days. WHO officially declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission.
  • WHO response to internal Ebola document leaked to media

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A WHO internal document recently obtained by some media outlets was the first draft of a small team documenting the chronology of the Ebola outbreak events for future review. This document has not yet been fact-checked or reviewed by WHO staff involved in the initial response to Ebola, and is part of an on-going analysis of our response. WHO will not do interviews or explain details on this document until it is completed. WHO believes in transparency and accountability and will release this review when it is fact-checked. For now, WHO's focus is to obtain the resources needed to successfully…
  • WHO tobacco treaty makes significant progress despite mounting pressure from tobacco industry

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    The sixth session of the Conference of the parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded today in Moscow. Several landmark decisions were adopted in the course of the six-day session, regarded as one of the most successful in the WHO FCTC’s history. In her opening speech, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said that “as implementation of the Framework Convention reaches new heights, the tobacco industry fights back, harder and through every possible channel, no matter how devious those channels and practices are.”
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    calorielab.com

  • Rapid Weight Loss with Liquid Diets Sticks for 3 in 10, Say Researchers

    CalorieLab
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The race may not always be to the swift, but weight loss can be To be successful at losing and maintaining weight, slow and steady wins the race. This is the conventional wisdom. But now a recent study out of Australia challenges that paradigm. The study , led by Joseph Proietto, a University of Melbourne professor and head of the weight control clinic at Austin Health in Australia, has found that rapid weight loss was just as good as gradual weight loss for long term weight control. Weight-loss shakes vs. leisurely weight loss The researchers recruited 200 obese adults with BMI’s…
  • Chia Seeds: From Novelty Gift to Nutritional Supplement

    CalorieLab
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Julie Feinstein/Flickr Chia seeds first entered the American market in 1977 packaged with a novelty terracotta figure of a man’s head. The seeds were sprinkled on the figure’s head and watered, resulting in a green fright-wig hairdo. Many other Chia Pet figures followed, including a popular Barrack Obama version, and every year on Halloween countless unfortunate dogs are dressed up in undignified Chia Pet costumes by their owners (see photo). But about five years ago the seed of this Central American plant began to acquire a reputation as a super-nutritious weight loss…
  • Making Americans Less Clueless about Calories

    CalorieLab
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Steve Rhodes/Flickr We have a seriously unhealthy national weight problem; everybody knows that by now. The simplest and most obvious way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories; almost everybody knows that by now. A calorie is a measure of energy, and the number of them in a food or beverage equals the amount of fuel they add to the body to be burned off; not a whole lot of people know that. The number of calories a typical adult should consume in a typical day is 2,000; most people have no idea. (Johns Hopkins University quizzed 246 regular users of their hospital…
  • Dr. J’s Primer on How to Apologize: Compassion & Contrition

    CalorieLab
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    ((CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Don/Flickr Most people apologize right after denying that there is anything for them to apologize for, or right after having been caught lying about what they are apologizing for. This is not the way to do it. At its simplest form, an appropriate apology needs to contain two qualities: compassion and contrition. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but today’s column is poorly written and tedious to read. It probably just wasted a few minutes of your life!” That’s compassion. “You are a valued reader of my column, and I usually do my best…
  • The Last Word in the Carbs-vs.-Fats Debate?

    CalorieLab
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) M Kasahara/Flickr Memo to the sugar industry: It’s over. Shut up. For years, health experts have recommended that people adopt low-fat diets that avoid meat and dairy products and instead emphasize grains, starches and other carbohydrates, but a major new study finds that people who do just the opposite, following a diet low in carbohydrates but with no restrictions on simple or saturated fats, actually lose more weight, and are statistically at less risk of developing heart disease. If you think you’ve heard or read words very much to that effect before this,…
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    Starling Fitness

  • An Understanding of Ourselves

    Laura Moncur
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This quote came up on the Random Quotes Page yesterday and I REALLY needed to see it. It reads: Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung This is the concept of The Mirror. The idea is that the people in our lives are here to TEACH us something. There is something in everyone that is there to teach us. Some people are open, humble and teachable. Those people just see the beautiful in people, learn from it and emulate it. Then there are the jerks like me… I don’t see the the beautiful in people. I just see the ugly. I just see the…
  • I Am No One Else’s Higher Power

    Laura Moncur
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This quote brought up a truth to my mind that I continually have to remind myself. It reads: Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. Elie Wiesel One of my biggest character defects is a Controlling nature. I want to fix everything. I want to help everyone. If they would all just listen to me and do what I say, they would have an easier life. The problem with this defect is that it pisses everyone off. No one wants to be lectured to. No one wants to be told what they are doing wrong. It just drives a wedge between me and anyone who I want…
  • It’s All Salt Water Like Us

    Laura Moncur
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    At La Jolla Beach, back in 2007, I found this bit of graffiti attached to a sign. It reads: It’s all salt water like us It reminds me of the quote from Seven Gothic Tales, written by Isak Dinesen in 1934: The cure for anything is the sea… tears, sweat or the sea. When she wrote that phrase, I’m sure she had some connection with the sea that we, desert dwellers, just don’t understand. Sure, we are awed by the sea, but it has never healed us. We just don’t spend enough time around it. The coral sands of the desert are more like a sand blaster, wearing us down until we…
  • Weight Loss Progress Sheet: Give Yourself A Star

    Laura Moncur
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Yesterday, I showed the graph of my weight loss progress, but that isn’t really how I keep track of how much weight I’ve lost. Sure, I put my weight into the Lose It! app every day and that’s how the graph was made, but that’s not the motivating progress that I use. I use gold stars… When I went back to Weight Watchers for the last time, I recorded with shame, my highest weight ever: 231.8 pounds. Weight Watchers gives you stars for each five pound loss and Bravo stickers for sharing in the class. So, I created this weight loss progress sheet to mark off each pound I…
  • Slow Progress Is Progress

    Laura Moncur
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I saw this motivational poster on MotiveWeight today and I wanted to share it. It reads: Some quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress. Sometimes it’s hard to notice progress because you’re looking at it too closely. I know the scale isn’t the best way to look at your physical progress, but it’s the one we use most regularly. When you look at the Lose It! graph of my weight over the last month, it doesn’t look that good. In fact, the weight frustratingly goes up and down. I was down to 179.0 and then it popped up to 181.4.
 
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • Roasted Eggplant Recipe with Arugula and Avocado Salad

    Ally Jane Grossan
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s very rare that I’ll make a salad without avocado, so naturally it’s ended up in this delicious roasted eggplant recipe with the aromatic spices of cumin and smoked paprika.  I was craving the sweet spiciness of an Indian curry but didn’t want the heaviness of a stew so I took two of my favorite curry flavorings and used them as a coating for roasted eggplants. Cumin and smoked paprika have such rich flavors that I didn’t want to dilute with too many other ingredients. The spicy cubes of eggplant pair perfectly with the silky, mild flavor of avocado on a bed of peppery arugula.
  • Cat Eye Makeup Done Easy: 2014’s Purrfect Fall Makeup Trend

    Fatima Olive
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Fall is all about that sexy cat eye makeup, from winged liner to metallic to pops of color. Although I tend to gravitate towards a strong lip I must admit that a beautiful eye, artfully embellished, does catch my attention. Cat eye makeup may seem like a lot more work than simply swiping on some lip color, but in fact, dramatic results can be achieved rather easily. With so many fabulous products and a little know-how you’ll be wondering why you’ve hesitated to try something new. Let’s begin with eyeliner. A perfectly applied winged liner is, in a way, the eye version of a classic red…
  • Pure Thread Hosts Sustainable Fashion Pop-Up Shop in Bedford, NY

    Leena Oijala
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    PureThread is a Manhattan-based showroom and stylist company presenting a sustainable fashion pop-up shop from October 20-26th! Presenting Fall 2014’s most sustainable and fashion-forward pieces, PureThread’s pop-up shop offers up luxury fashion that caters to the tastes of the urban businesswoman and the suburban fashionista alike. Customers will have the chance to peruse ethically made items ranging from basic wardrobe staples to exclusive luxury garments and accessories ideal for special occasions or statement ensembles. Brands that will be on show include Humanoid, Mayiet,…
  • 3 Films that Prove Feminist Movies in the Horror Genre Exist

    Abbie Stutzer
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The horror genre is an amazing place to explore the horrible stuff society does to the “other,” so, its ability to depict feminist storylines is rife with opportunity. Now, not all horror is created equal. There are plenty of films that are not feminist friendly. The whole “have sex and get murdered” slasher shtick is hardly progressive (but sure is a lot of fun) and gory torture porn is nothing more than a boring, story-empty 90-minute waste. But there are many classic films in the genre that allow female characters to shine (even if some of these ladies are a bit deranged). Of…
  • 13 Fun and Functional Drink Coasters for Entertaining

    Jen Wallace
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Get your home ready for the holiday entertaining season with these clever drink coasters to protect your furniture. In our household, as in many US households, autumn and winter are the indoor entertaining months. Spring and summer are the outdoor entertaining months, but the cooler weather removes that most excellent option for outdoor entertaining and forces hosts to entertain guests back inside their homes. Between Halloween and New Year’s Eve, most of our homes will have had enough relatives and friends traipse through to wreak havoc on our floors, furniture (and sanity). While some are…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Surviving in Today’s Health Care World

    Selena Horner
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Before my early morning swim, I came upon a very vivid description of our health care world. When I state “surviving” in the title of this post, I mean it from both a patient perspective and literally physicians. As I process what I’ve read, I have mixed feelings. For some reason, no matter what anyone […] The post Surviving in Today’s Health Care World appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • EIM’s New Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Certification!

    John Childs
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    As we continue to push the envelope and give therapists the opportunity to be the best, we are excited to announce EIM’s newest program, a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Certification (PFPTC). The first cohort will launch in January 2015, and we hope that you’ll join us! At first glance, a pelvic floor certification may appear […] The post EIM’s New Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Certification! appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Mobile Application Technology in Physical Therapy

    John Childs
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Welcome to the #DPTStudent Chat “Feature Friday”;  a weekly recap of the Twitter chat/Google Hangout that the #DPTStudent group hosts every other Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:00 EST. This week’s topic was on how to successfully assert yourself among other health professions. Be sure to monitor the #DPTstudent hashtag on Twitter & follow chat administrators, […] The post #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Mobile Application Technology in Physical Therapy appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Episode #2 o#sipswJerLarKar on #physicaltherapy Education

    Larry Benz
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Enjoy the dialogue mostly about the issues in entry level PT education-namely cost, length, and structure in this months Live Video Blog/Chat #sipswJerLarKar by clicking HERE or watching below. Perhaps in future months, we tackle the topic of curriculum! Always a pleasure having students,  our future as part of the dialogue.  An impressive group to say […] The post Episode #2 o#sipswJerLarKar on #physicaltherapy Education appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Why Do Interventions to Prevent Falls Fail?

    Selena Horner
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The task to prevent or reduce the incident of falls is quite daunting. Has anyone thought about all the various factors? I have and my thoughts are mapped out below. (If you click on the image, it will take you to a new page and you can enlarge it.) The ability to assess and predict […] The post Why Do Interventions to Prevent Falls Fail? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Dear Godinterest, I’m Jewish

    Mel
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Today I got an invite to Godinterest, the Christian social media site.  It’s been around for a while (there was a HuffPo article about it back in May), but for some reason, they spammed the Internet today with enough Godinterest invites to get the site trending. I think it’s lovely that Godinterest exists.  The Internet […]
  • Spells, Salves, and Pills

    Mel
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    On page 213 of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Quentin thinks while confronting the depths of his sadness, “Wasn’t there a spell for making yourself happy?  Somebody must have invented one.  How could he have missed it?  Why didn’t they teach it?” And I thought to myself: if there was a spell like that, I would […]
  • The 2014 Creme de la Creme List is Now Open for Submissions

    Mel
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    It is the ninth anniversary of the little Creme de la Creme, where we celebrate our corner of the blogosphere. 97 bloggers participated last year. If this is your first time hearing about the project, this post should tell you everything you need to know. If you’ve participated in years past, you know how much […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 8: Last Name

    Mel
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I read a bunch of stories last week concerning Amal Alamuddin taking her husband’s last name, as if this was earth-shattering news.  For example, The Stir wrote, “She, arguably, has an even more successful and […]
  • I Made a Sonic Screwdriver Out of Toilet Parts…

    Mel
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    …And it looks fantastic.  Plus it lights up. At least, I think it looks fantastic.  And the Wolvog flipped out over it.  I would love to be able to tell you how I made it except that I don’t know the names of any of the parts I used beyond washers and toggle bolts.  And […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • I wore my #wycwyc tee out.

    Carla
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    I caint lie. I rock the #wycwyc at home. Yep. I used the R-word. I almost find it easy (now) and simple (since it’s become habit) only because it’s been the backdrop to my life for so many years. More specifically for almost nine years (guess who turns nine next month?). I rock the #wycwyc less with the foodstuffs as I’m an intuitive eater.  Although, if I stop and consider it I’m a #wycwyc eater, too. I eat what my body asks for/craves. I listen to my body. I don’t judge it. Whatever I do mindfully is OK and plenty “perfect” enough for me. tiny can…
  • Wanna be my BFF?

    Carla
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    (No idea who originally said this. I just love it.) Once upon a time I was a tiny misfit about to enter kindergarten. According to family lore (retold so many times I’m convinced I remember it happening) I expressed this trepidation to my Mom. “Here’s what you do,” she instructed me. “Find someone you like and ask them if they will be your friend for the day.  Just start with a day!” And, because Ive convinced myself I remember all this, I “clearly recall” approaching a girl named Alex, asking her to be my friend, and all my kinder-friendships…
  • Fearless rebranding.

    Carla
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Nine months ago I became myself. Although it was a long time coming (much more about that at the Summit) it was only nine months ago I finally yanked the MizFit plug, pulled off the caricature veil and gave myself room to grow.  yep.  my logo as a reader tattoo. that’s some tight branding. Even though my branding was strong (too strong to survive a change? I wasn’t sure). Even though everything was going really, really well (should I rock the boat? I wasn’t sure.) I knew it was time. It was hard. It was terrifying. It was something I’d considered for years and wished…
  • It’s OK to wish Mamahood away.

    Carla
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Who wouldn’t wanna SAVOR these two? Last Saturday morning I leaped out of bed with an enormous To Do list. I had a few things I knew must be checked off by 530a (hold me) or I’d not be where I needed in order to slow down once the Child and The Chairman were awake. I didn’t really mind waking so early because it allowed me to slow and savor later. It’s how my life is structured these days and it feels (felt?) like a really great trade. As I drank my coffee I considered these facts and began to write: I lead a very slow existence. Gone are the days of frantic go go go…
  • Is there a happiness set point?

    Carla
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Our 2013 gratitude jar commitment has continued longer than I’d dared to hope. Quite frankly I’d envisioned the project as something Id have to nudge the Tornado to grow enthusiastic about. To my surprise, she’s usually the instigator of our gratitude moments. Sometimes she sneaks off into her room and writes/paints/draws her gratitude and brings it back to our jar. Other times she’ll grab our papers & announces it’s time to write down our thankful thoughts: She enjoys both the process of writing down her gratitude & the experience of revisiting the…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • UROC Moves to Auburn, CA for 2015

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    The Ultra Race Of Champions (UROC) 100k will be moving to Auburn, CA, for 2015 after four successful years in the mountains of Colorado, it was announced today. The self-proclaimed "Ultrarunning World Championship" will continue to have one of the biggest prize purses in ultrarunning ($21,500) to attract the best ultrarunners from around the world, who will compete on September 26th, 2015, on a brand new course with 11,400'+ of climbing.UROC Founders and Directors J. Russell Gill III and Dr. Francesca Conte are no strangers to creating challenging courses. They partnered with NorCalUltras…
  • Sebastian Kienle and Mirinda Carfrae Crowned 2014 Ironman World Champions

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    On a humid and windy day in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, German Sebastian Kienle used his bike prowess and a solid run to win the 2014 Ironman World Championship in 8:14:18, over five minutes ahead of American Ben Hoffman (8:19:23) and first-time Ironman competitor German Jan Frodeno (8:20:32), who clocked the fastest run split of the day for the marathon (2:47).Australian Mirinda Carfrae (9:00:55) won her third Ironman World Championship by making up 14 minutes on the run and setting a new women's marathon record (2:50:27, just a few seconds faster than her previous record). Ironman 70.3 World…
  • 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kona Streaming Live Right Now (9am PST Sat)

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    If you're looking for some excitement this morning, be sure to check out the live stream of the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, going on right now. Over 2,100 athletes are already in the water and going for it, and the Pro men are just getting out of the water to hit the Queen K bike course. (Defending champions Mirinda Carfrae and Frederick Van Lierde have their work cut out for them)The Pro races are really exciting this year. Can defending champion Frederick Van Lierde hold off a hungry Sebastian Kienle looking for redemption? Will gold medalist Jan Frodeno,…
 
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • It's Duh Study Time Again

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    As a health writer, I read many press releases about articles and studies that have been or will be published in the medical journals. Some of these are quite interesting while others are, quite frankly, head scratchers. I've written before about my idea of Duh Studies - studies that make you think, "Seriously? They had to study that?" This week, I found two great entries for the Duh Study database, two days in a row. I don't think that has happened before:"Pain keeps surgery patients awake, extends hospital stay." Did you know that? That if you have uncontrolled pain, you can't sleep, which…
  • Why did the Robin Williams news hit so many so hard?

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    We hear of celebrity deaths frequently. Old favourites die of old age, new favourites may die of drug overdoses, illness, or in accidents. There are also some suicides sometimes. The news of their death makes the rounds, now much more quickly than ever because of the Internet. We see retrospectives of their work, people comment on beloved scenes or events, and then we move on.But yesterday, the Internet exploded with the news of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams. From the first moment I saw the news on my sister's Facebook page to just before I began writing this, my own FB and…
  • Q&A with Heather Boerner, author of Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory Over HIV

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    On August 1, I posted a review of Heather Boerner's book Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory Over HIV.  As a writer, I'm often curious as to why other writers choose their topics and why they choose to focus on certain ones. So, as a follow-up to my review, here are some questions I asked Boerner:Why did you write the book?I wrote Positively Negative because I was blown away by how far the science had advanced and how few people outside the HIV community were aware of it. When I first talked to the Hartmanns in my book, the couple who had unprotected…
  • Book Review and Discussion of Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory Over HIV

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory over HIV is a book that made me bend my "I don't write book reviews" stance. I am asked regularly to review books, but it's not something I like to do. Since liking a book is very subjective, one I may dislike may be another's favourite - but I do make exceptions when I think a book is a must-read.Positively Negative: Love, Pregnancy, and Science's Surprising Victory over HIV by Heather Boerner, is about couples that want to have a biological child, but the male is HIV positive. It's a short book - you can read it in one…
  • Why you have to take health articles with a grain of salt (or a ton, in this case)

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    This morning, a Facebook friend posted a link to a story that declared that if you used sunscreen, you were more likely to die than if you didn't. In fact, the intro was: "According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day."There is so much wrong with this sentence and the whole article itself. First of all, we all die. At least, at this point we still all die. What the future holds in…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish http://buff.ly/11CTRPwAre multi-dose vials less expensive?Economics are a bit complicated due to wastage with multiple vials:Single versus multi-dose vaccine vials: an economic computational modelhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20566395Most of the Western world, apart from the US, has moved on to single vials:http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/733986Whenever possible, CDC recommends that single-use vials be used and that multi-dose vials of medication be assigned to a…
  • How to Pick the Right Bedtime - select a wake up time, count back 7 hours and add 10 minutes to fall asleep

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Given the importance of a good night's sleep, how do you pick the best possible bedtime? WSJ's Heidi Mitchell and Stanford University's Dr. Rafael Pelayo discuss with Tanya Rivero.Related:What Makes A Great Bedtime? | Craig Canapari, MD http://bit.ly/1vstZzJShift workers and people who get jet lag may gain weight because they dusturb their "inside garden" (gut microbes) buff.ly/1vzaXci Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • The top 50 science stars of Twitter according to AAAS/Science. What does it mean?

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    It's nice to be on the list of The top 50 science stars of Twitter according to AAAS/Science. However, the list is based on somewhat arbitrary criteria and is meant to provoke discussion rather than to be taken seriously. What is valuable, however, are some of the quotes by scientists interviewed for the story. A selection of the quotes is posted below. The skeptic view on TwitterFact of life: Most high-performing scientists have not embraced Twitter. Why? "Highest ranking chemist considers Twitter a waste of time that he’d much prefer spending on reading, writing papers".Twitter proponents…
  • 65-yo patient received a standard-dose flu shot already this season. Should she get the high-dose shot too? Or get a second regular flu shot?

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    A 65-yo female patient received a standard-dose flu shot already this season. Should he get the high-dose shot too? Or try to get a second regular flu shot?The simple answer is no. The patients should consider herself immunized. Studies show that getting a delayed second dose doesn't necessarily increase antibody response, and there's some concern that it might actually have a negative effect on the immunity. If you've already had the regular seasonal dose, wait until next year for another dose.Image of the H1N1 Influenza Virus, CDC.From CDC's Immunize.org website:Sometimes patients age 65…
  • Why eating insects makes sense: same protein, less fat than beef, better for the planet (Economist video)

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    From The Economist: "An unusual way to boost the food supply and feed people sustainably: by eating less meat, and more insects.About 2 billion people already eat bugs. Mexicans enjoy chili-toasted grasshoppers. Thais tuck into cricket stir-fries and Ghanians snack on termites. Insects are slowly creeping onto Western menus as novelty items, but most people remain squeamish. Yet there are three reasons why eating insects makes sense.First, they are healthier than meat. There are nearly 2,000 kinds of edible insects, many of them packed with protein, calcium, fibre, iron and zinc. A small…
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Thanks to American Medical Writers Association for recognizing our work

    Gary Schwitzer
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    At its annual conference in Memphis this week, the American Medical Writers Association presented me with the John P. McGovern Award for preeminent contributions to medical communication. Here are the slides of my award lecture to a terrific turnout of more than 600 people. McGovern Award Lecture – American Medical Writers Association from Gary Schwitzer I told the conference attendees that it was humbling to receive the award, knowing that it had been given in the past to people such as Jerome Groopman, Sherwin Nuland, Anthony Fauci, John K. Iglehart, and George Lundberg. I concluded…
  • Colons want a piece of the action of Pinktober, too

    Gary Schwitzer
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    About 20 years ago, I learned how the Us Too prostate cancer advocacy group got its name.  One of its founders was admiring breast cancer advocacy efforts, and said or thought, “How about us, too?”  In other words, how about such an advocacy/awareness effort for prostate cancer as well? Earlier this year, there was a strong backlash against one pancreatic cancer advocacy group’s awareness campaign in which a man says “I wish I had testicular cancer” and a woman says “I wish I had breast cancer.” Then, just before Pinktober popped up again this year, I got the…
  • Do we need an “Awareness” Awareness Month? Or more giant testicles pushed cross-country?

    Gary Schwitzer
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    A TIME magazine opinion column today asks, “When Is ‘Awareness’ Awareness Month?“ The timing of the column is excellent, coming, as it does, in the season of prostate cancer and breast cancer awareness campaigns, Pinktober and Movember et al. Excerpts: ” ‘Awareness’ is a virus that preys on well-meaning minds. It tricks us into thinking that thought is the same as action, that acknowledging something is the same as fixing it. Awareness is a problem masquerading as a solution. … Let’s raise awareness about the danger of empty…
  • Breast Cancer Action says Stop the Distraction – others call for a different awareness focus

    Gary Schwitzer
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    As the Green Bay Packers were walloping the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football last night, the NFL’s “A Crucial Catch Day” campaign for breast cancer – which “is focused on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are 40 and older” – was on display at the stadium.  Banners similar to this one appeared in the stadium. Some players wore pink gloves or other pink paraphernalia.  It was the first game of October, the first of many more pink pigskin promotions to come throughout this month. But the Breast Cancer Action…
  • More conflicted, imbalanced prostate information from FOX News

    Gary Schwitzer
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Conflicted and imbalanced because they let Dr. David Samadi, who runs a robotic surgery center in New York, be the unchallenged expert about “raising awareness for prostate cancer.”  In fact, they let the self-promotional Samadi get away with promoting the #SamadiChallenge – which, if you use that on Twitter, will eat up 16 of your available 140 characters to say anything meaningful.  Samadi explained the Samadi Challenge this way: “Getting women involved.  Women go for their pap smears.  They go for a mammogram.  And now they have one more thing to worry about,…
 
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood

    ADriane Nieves
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Liz Bauman is an American wife, mom, and writer living in Weisbaden, Germany. When she’s not camped out behind her computer screen, she quests for castles, plays Dungeons and Dragons, and drinks a lot of tea. Earl Grey. Hot. She’s also one of my favorite people, and a woman who’s personhood and journey through motherhood […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression

    Alexandra Rosas
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    One of the most difficult aspects to my Postpartum depression and anxiety were the negative comments. When someone would ask me how I could be so sad when I had a beautiful baby, my spirits would sink. My guilt would compound and I would berate myself. But the thing is, I DID appreciate the baby […] The post Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsJust want to say hang in there. Every mom is different. You ... by NickoleWhat is your email address? I would love to talk to…
  • Overcoming Resistance in Therapy

    Alexandra Rosas
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Changing our habits is one of the most conscientious things we do in our lives. It’s more than training yourself to drink eight glasses of water, or to exercise for an hour each day. Changing our habits means retraining our mindset, and not just our bodies. In how we process events, think about ourselves, and […] The post Overcoming Resistance in Therapy appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsYes, Sarah. A lot of sense. We are all different, our own ... by alexandraThanks Alexandra. Its a good topic as its making me…
  • Depression setback or just a bad day?

    Robin Farr
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Many people who have experienced depression (of any sort) know what it feels like when you start slipping. That’s how I’ve always described it – it generally isn’t really one giant, fell-swoop sort of crash, but more like that feeling you get when you’re sitting in your car and you realize the parking brake isn’t […] The post Depression setback or just a bad day? appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsLove this. My criteria is usually to try to be patient and see ... by LTThis is great.
  • Warrior Moms Are Key to Fighting Stigma

    Susan Petcher
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I had the thrill and honor recently to attend the recent Special Legislative Commission on PPD meeting with Representative Ellen Story this month.  My new friend (and fierce advocate and mental health professional) Mara Acel-Green extended an invitation to the open meeting – and upon walking in, I was floored by the feeling that Postpartum Progress belonged […] The post Warrior Moms Are Key to Fighting Stigma appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsIt seems the only time legislators, “experts,” people ... by…
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    Medgadget

  • BITalino Helps You Build Your Own Body Monitoring Device (VIDEO)

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    It seems like nearly every week we see multiple new health and fitness trackers hitting the market. Each has some unique features intended for specific applications, whether you’re running, swimming, tracking food intake, or watching your body temperature. Yet, nearly all of them are intended for the mass market, and finding a tracker for uses and activities that are rare and unique is often impossible. What if you’re a rower and want to track your strokes or a climber looking to gauge how your arms spread the load when ascending El Capitan? You may have to build your own…
  • Koala Toco Electronics-Free Tocodynamometer for Tracking Uterine Contractions

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Tocodynamometers are used to monitor uterine contractions of women in labor. These have been around for quite some time now, but they have remained pricey, require lots of gel and regular cleanings to remain operational, and can be difficult attach. A team of researchers from University of Arkansas developed the Koala Toco, a new tocodynamometer that is cheap enough to be disposable thanks to not having any electronics within. The device is air powered, having a little chamber that compresses during a contraction. This additional pressure is detected within the “smart cable” that…
  • BostonSci’s CoverEdge Surgical Leads with 32 Contacts for More Effective Pain Control

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Boston Scientific received U.S. and European approval to bring to market the world’s first 32-contact leads, the CoverEdge 32 and CoverEdge X 32. They are compatible with the company’s Precision Spectra spinal cord neurostimulator and take advantage of Illumina 3D anatomy-based software that accurately targets nerves to suppress pain signals moving up the spine. Previously, the largest contact count was 16, as in Boston Sci’s Infinion 16 percutaneous lead. The CoverEdge 32 has a tight contact configuration, while the CoverEdge X 32 is both wider and longer, with the contacts…
  • New Trial Testing Benefits of Tablet Ultrasounds in Ambulances (VIDEO)

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Six ambulances in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area have been equipped with Samsung tablet ultrasounds to see what benefits this modality can bring when responding to medical emergencies. Since the start of July, the ultrasounds have been used 91 times in helping to assess patients in cases of trauma, internal bleeding, acute abdominal pain, and cardiac arrest. Paramedics are not expected to be able to assess everything they are seeing in the ultrasound, but physicians on call at JPS Health Network can review scans sent to them over the Trice Imaging network to help make a diagnosis and…
  • Human Intestines Grown in Mice (VIDEO)

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Being able to grow human organs would not only be a boon for patients that may receive these to replace their diseased organs, but probably more importantly as a platform on which to study the diseases and test new drugs and therapies. Now researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have reported in journal Nature Medicine that they managed to grow human intestinal organoids (HIOs) within lab mice that were induced to grow from a single cell harvested from a patient and induced into a pluripotent stem cell. In the shorter term, the technology may soon help physicians…
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    VitalJuiceDaily.com

  • Best juicer recipes gone bad – The Dirty Dozen

    Life Coach
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Best juicer recipes gone bad  – The Dirty Dozen If you are new to juicing, or if you are an experienced juicer, it helps you to keep in touch with Environmental Working Group. Their website is http://www.ewg.org. One of the benefits their relentless advocating of healthier lives in a healthier environment is their report on Dirty Dozen™ which is the list of the vegetables and fruits with the most pesticide residue at higher concentration than other fruits. The Dirty Dozen™ 2014  list includes Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Sweet bell peppers Imported nectarines…
  • Kuvings B6000 Upright Slow Silent Masticating Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Kuvings rises to the challenge of your too-busy-too-juice by making their first wide-mouth, slow-speed masticating juicer that you can put the whole fruit and vegetable which saves you cutting time. Well maybe be not the whole fruit in, there is always a wise guy in the audience who says, can I put a water melon in? How about a pumpkin? Before we go any further, let me specify that the size of the feed shoot is 3 inches. It is the widest feed shoot available as of writing of this review. And since there were the safety reasons, there is a blade in the middle to reduce the chances of any one…
  • Green Star Triturating Twin Gear Elite Juicer Comparison and Reviews

    Life Coach
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Once you get over the fact that trituration is a real word that means chew and grind to a fine powder you get to the reason why Green Star uses triturating juicer instead of masticating juicer. Before we get to that, a basic anatomy and biology review helps to remember what the original and most natural juicers are. That is your teeth. Your teeth, by chewing, grind, no so much cut, the food especially fruits and vegetables. The grinding actions of chewing in the presence of natural enzymes in the mouth breaks down the cellular structure of the food and release the nutrients inside. Even if we…
  • Omega NC800 HDS (Heavy Duty Silver) 5th Generation Nutrition Center Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Omega went to bat with this model over its original horizontal masticating juicing machines 8003 and 8005. To begin with HD stands for heavy duty title earned by a commercial motor inside.  Remember that this model is not for commercial use. NC800 needs a commercial motor to turn its single augur which is about 8 times stronger than Omega’s original models. The slow 80 RPM is to preserve the nutrients for up to 72 hours.  It is always better to drink your juice right after you make it but if you rushed, you know your frothless juice has limited exposure to damaging effects of oxygen and…
  • Tribest Slowstar Slow Juicer with Juice Cap and Mincer – Model SW-2000

    Life Coach
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Tribest SlowStar vertical masticating juicer looks fantastic on your counter-top attractive without taking a lot of space and it is easy on your wallet with its mid-level price tag. It is a perfect juice extractor for those who live in cozy homes and apartments with limited counter or storage space. Mincing attachments adds more versatility and function and could replace other single used appliances as well. Slowstar small size packs about 50% more power in its motor than other machines in the same price range. In terms of daily use, this means it can squeeze a lot of juice from almost any…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • Do electronic devices distract students? Be careful with this study.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/skeptical-scalpel" rel="tag">Skeptical Scalpel, MD</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    After listening to a lecture, third-year students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine were surveyed about distractions by electronic devices and given a 12-question quiz. Although 65% of the students admitted to having been distracted by emails, Facebook, and/or texting during the lecture, distracted students had an average score of 9.85 correct compared to 10.444 students who said they weren’t distracted. The difference was not significant, p = 0.652. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find…
  • Ebola and the tension between bureaucracy and medical judgment

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-saurabh-jha" rel="tag">Dr. Saurabh Jha</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If another case of Ebola emanates from the unfortunate Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the root cause analysts might mount their horses, the Six Sigma black belts will skydive and the safety champions will tunnel their way clandestinely to rendezvous at the sentinel place. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Treating hepatitis C with Sovaldi: Is it worth it?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-kirsch" rel="tag">Michael Kirsch, MD</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    One catch phrase in health care reform is cost-effectiveness.  To paraphrase, this label means that a medical treatment is worth the price.  For example, influenza vaccine, or flu shot, is effective in reducing the risk of influenza infection.  If the price of each vaccine were $1,000, it would still be medically effective, but it would no longer be cost-effective considering that over 100 million Americans need the vaccine. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Nurses also have to confront to costs of care

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/caroline-smith" rel="tag">Caroline Smith, RN</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As I finish my post-operative care routine for my 9-day-old patient, I notice that the cerebral oximetry machine is not picking up a strong signal. Despite troubleshooting, I am unable to figure out how to fix the problem, and I head to the Pixus to get a new sensor. Unfortunately, this one does not work either, and we must use a smaller sensor to pick up an adequate signal on this very sick baby. As I meticulously apply the sensor, a nurse jokingly chides me, “Don’t worry, those only cost $200 a pop.” I must look horrified, because another nurse turns to me. “That’s only a tiny…
  • After a child leaves for college, the music changes

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/abigail-schildcrout" rel="tag">Abigail Schildcrout, MD</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recently, my eldest son came home from college for a couple of days. Our home was in perfect harmony and rhythm. The duets (and quartets, if you count us parents) that had played over the prior month-and-a-half were once again trios and quintets. Five or six hands on the piano at a time. The clear brass joining in again with the bright woodwind and the deep bass. The voices in song with layers of harmony at the Friday night dinner table. The rhythmic click-click-click of the ping pong ball coming from the basement and the smooth, beautiful sounds of conversation and laughter late into the…
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    SharpBrains

  • 10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest Non-Invasive Neurotechnologies

    Alvaro Fernandez
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Last month I had the fortune to join over 1,900 pioneers from 90 countries at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China, to discuss how innovation can improve the state of the world. Throughout hundreds of panels, workshops, private meetings and social gatherings, we examined how to deal with climate change, how to invest in public infrastructure, how to better regulate financial services, and dozens of other pressing topics. In addressing these issues, everyone — independent of nationality or discipline – brought to the table our most precious asset: the amazing…
  • Challenge: Helping consumers separate brain training wheat from brain games chaff

    SharpBrains
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others (The Chronicle of Higher Education): “…brain-game companies entice people to buy subscriptions to their online training programs, many of which promise to increase customers’ “neuroplasticity,” “fluid intelligence,” and working memory capacity. They even claim to help stave off the effects of aging. Leading scientists have criticized those promises, though…(just released) a statement objecting “to the claim that brain games offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse…
  • Best practices to assess and enhance brain functions via mobile devices and wearables

    SharpBrains
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Don’t miss the session Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wearables at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit next week, featuring: Corinna E. Lathan, Founder and CEO of AnthroTronix (just received FDA clearance) Eddie Mar­tucci, VP Research & Devel­op­ment at Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs Alex Doman, Co-Founder of Sleep Genius Joan Sev­er­son, Pres­i­dent of Dig­i­tal Artefacts (developer of BrainBaseline) Chair: Jayne Plun­kett, Mem­ber of the Group Man­age­ment Board for Swiss Re We are looking forward to it! –> Explore…
  • Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroimaging Center & Akili co-founder, to speak at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

    SharpBrains
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Happy to share that Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of UCSF Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter and Co-founder of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs, will share his work and insights on Improv­ing brain & men­tal health via dig­i­tal plat­forms, neu­ro­plas­tic­ity research and the White House BRAIN initiative, at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (October 28-30th). Dr. Gaz­za­ley is a fac­ulty mem­ber in the Neu­rol­ogy, Phys­i­ol­ogy and Psy­chi­a­try depart­ments, and prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor of a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science lab­o­ra­tory that…
  • Hábitos para una vida laboral más próspera

    SharpBrains
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Dormir la siesta te hace mejor profesional (Expansión): “El español Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez dirige SharpBrains, una empresa estadounidense que investiga cómo mejorar la salud, la educación y la formación a través de la ciencia del cerebro y la innovación, y es coautor de Cómo invertir en su cerebro, publicado en castellano el pasado febrero. “No hay que esperar a tener un problema médico para cuidar tu cerebro. Cuanto más lo ejercites, más rendirás en el trabajo, mejorarás tu estado de ánimo y ayudarás a prevenir enfermedades”, explica Fernández Ibáñez.”
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    The Health Care Blog

  • The Great Checklisting of American Medicine

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    By HANS DUVEFELT, MD Medical errors happen every day. Few make the headlines, but when they do, almost everyone who chimes in to comment offers the same type of solution for avoiding them. Three of the most common are guidelines, decision support and checklists. From my vantage point as a primary care physician I agree […]
  • A Virtual Buddy System For Soldiers Returning From War

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    By KOGNITO in MARKETPLACE A new online and mobile app released this week called Together Strong is helping U.S. veterans and service members learn what to say and do when a peer is struggling with post-deployment stress and readjustment to civilian life. Through interactive role-play conversations with 3D and emotionally responsive virtual humans, the user […]
  • Health Value: IT and the Rise of Consumer Centricity

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    CYNDY NAYER Accountable care demands that the system sync with the preferences and choices of the consumer purchasing the services.  In order to get to real health value, consumer-patients must make the health care decisions that improve personal health and do not derail personal bank accounts.  It was hard to piece these together for the […]
  • SENSING XCHALLENGE, with Google Hangout Wednesday at 10 PST

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    By Matthew Holt Yesterday XPRIZE announced the 11 finalists for the second phase of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. This is a $2.25m prize competition to advance the ability to use sensors to measure and manage health, and it’s something that we’re fascinated by at Health 2.0. You may recall that the first round’s winners were unveiled live on […]
  • The Antifragile CDC

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    By SAURABH JHA, MD Some years ago I was in Australia’s Northern Territory. The intrepid explorer that I was, I was croc-spotting from the comfortable heights of a bridge over the East Alligator River. The river derives its name because it is east of something. And because it’s croc-infested. I was reading a story about […]
 
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    Bad Science

  • Weirdly long and fun Absolute FM radio interview

    Ben Goldacre
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    Taking epidemiology to the streets: here’s a long, long interview I did last week on Absolute FM (lovely Geoff Lloyd’s lovely Hometime Show). Posting here because it’s unusually good and long for pop media. In between the rock classics, we talk about screening, Ebola, government statistics, and good quality sperm. My lovely new book – I […]
  • I totally just touched my new book: Collected Journalism, out next week!

    Ben Goldacre
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Excitement. My new book is out next week. It’s a collection of journalism, essays, academic papers, government reports (woo!) and other stuff. It’s called “I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that”. A copy just arrived and it is a beautiful, big, thing. The content is all completely different to Bad Science […]
  • Teaching science with bad science: resources for teachers

    Ben Goldacre
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    People often wring their hands over how to make science “relevant” to the public, or to young people. For me, this is an open goal: we are constantly barraged with health claims in popular culture, and evidence based medicine is the science of how we know what does good, and what does harm. Every popular claim is an […]
  • What statins tell us about the mess in evidence based medicine

    Ben Goldacre
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    Sorry to be absent, I’ve about a zillion big things shortly coming to fruition, at which point expect a deluge. Everyone is having kittens about statins and the BMJ at the moment. Here’s what I wrote as a rabid response on the latest BMJ editorial about it, and a disco soundtrack to keep your attention […]
  • Statins have no side effects? What our study really found, its fixable flaws, and why trials transparency matters (again).

    Ben Goldacre
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:38 am
    Hi there, sorry to be absent (dayjob!). I was surprised to see a study I’m a co-author on getting some front page media play today, under the headline “Statins ‘have no side effects'”. That’s not what our paper found. But it was an interesting piece of work, with an odd result, looking at side effects […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • An anonymous Canadian foundation grants $4 million to study “integrative oncology”

    Orac
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    Supporters of science-based medicine and keeping pseudoscience out of medicine have a few years to prepare for an onslaught of crappy studies “proving” the value of “integrative” oncology. No doubt at this point you’re wondering just what the heck Orac is talking about. I will tell you. It involves an institution we’ve encountered before and…
  • Oh goody. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is fast approaching.

    Orac
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    A mere couple of weeks ago, I was beginning to “celebrate” a week designated to celebrate the sheer quackiness of the quackery that is naturopathy. True, that’s not what the woo-friendly Senators and Representatives who imposed Naturopathic Medicine Week 2014 on a disinterested world that didn’t need, want, or understand it. They represented it as…
  • An old “friend” thinks Ayurvedic “auto-urine therapy” can cure Ebola

    Orac
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    I’m beginning to feel that I’m flogging a topic a bit too hard again. Usually, this happens primarily when I’m on a roll over some particularly tasty ridiculous tidbit of antivaccine nonsense. This time around, it’s not so much antivaccine nonsense (although some did manage to slip its way into the discussion) but rather Ebola…
  • How “they” view “us,” Ebola edition

    Orac
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    I realize that yesterday’s post was even longer than my usual post (and, given who I am, that’s saying something), but there was a thought that popped up last night about the Ebola conspiracy theories that I discussed that I can’t resist finishing the week on with a (hopefully) much more concise post. (I know,…
  • Just as the H1N1 conspiracy theory machine did in 2009, the Ebola conspiracy theory machine goes into overdrive

    Orac
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Does anyone remember the H1N1 influenza pandemic? As hard as it is to believe, that was five years ago. One thing I remember about the whole thing is just how crazy both the antivaccine movement and conspiracy theorists (but I repeat myself) went over the public health campaigns to vaccinate people against H1N1. It was…
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    World of Psychology

  • Are You Guilty of Low Self-Esteem Workarounds?

    Psych Central Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Those of us who struggle with low self-esteem might not like ourselves very much. But, because we’re alive, we like other people and other stuff. As scathingly as we might view our reflections in mirrors or our performance at work, a few things out there in the world still bring us unadulterated joy. No matter how harsh I’ve been to myself all day, no matter how much I’ve regretted a certain morning’s dialogues, let a crow land near me and I am rapt. Transported by its sleek black muscularity, its knowing eyes. Transformed. Make it a raven and I might treasure this…
  • Pumpkin Fest Madness & the Age of Narcissism

    Ronald Pies, M.D.
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    “It’s just like a rush. You’re revolting from the cops … It’s a blast to do things that you’re not supposed to do.” – Steven French, age 18 [1] When I first saw the headline — “Pumpkin Festival Riot” — I thought it might be a parody, along the lines of spoofs published by The Onion. But it was all too true: there really was a riot at the “Pumpkin Festival” held Oct. 19th, 2014 in Keene, New Hampshire. What is it about a small-town annual festival that has turned it into a chance to party — and riot? Does it say…
  • How a Schedule Can Help You Sleep Better

    Polly Campbell
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    The fancy digital, pedometer-bracelet thingy around my wrist tells me I slept six hours and 25 minutes with four interruptions. As I struggle to awake, my body can tell you, that isn’t nearly enough. An estimated 70 million Americans are sleep-deprived, according to the National Sleep Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many nights, I am among them. Aside from the health risks associated with inadequate sleep, such as depression, memory and attention issues, mood disorders, and the higher risk of physical illness, researchers at the University of Oxford now…
  • 5 More Ways to Cultivate Your Child’s Creativity

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Last month I interviewed Tom Sturges, a music executive and mentor, about his tips for cultivating creativity in kids. This month I wanted to share some great tips from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children. If you’re unfamiliar with Cameron, she penned a bestselling book on the creative process called The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity. She’s also a novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet. The Artist’s Way for Parents is a guide for nurturing your kids’ creativity. You’ll find 12 chapters, each of which focuses on…
  • When Conflict Gets Dangerous

    Harriet Pappenheim, LCSW
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    All couples fight. It’s perfectly healthy and normal. Disagreements are a natural part of relationships, and even if you’re deeply in love, some level of conflict is inevitable. In fact, avoiding conflict does more harm than good. Letting anger and resentment build up is a surefire recipe for trouble. However, constant arguing can be a red flag that there’s something deeper going on — especially if the same sorts of issues keep rearing their heads. Don’t ignore them. You need to take action — and the sooner, the better. Often, arguments are the result of pent-up…
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • In Just 15 Years, Wind Could Provide A Fifth Of The World's Electricity

    James West
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Up to one fifth of the world's electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared to the end of last year. The report says the coming global boom in wind power will be driven largely by China's rebounding wind energy market—and a continued trend of high levels of Chinese green energy investment—as well as by steady growth in the United States and new large-scale projects in Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa. The report,…
  • Drinking a "Medium" Soda Every Day Can Age You As Much As Smoking Does

    Kiera Butler
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Just as soda companies plunk down millions of dollars to defeat local soda-tax ballot measures, researchers have found a link between regular soda consumption and premature aging. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health, a study of 5,300 adults compared the cells of people who drink soda every day to those of their non-soda-drinking counterparts. In the soda group, the ends of the chromosomes—known as telomeres—were shorter, a sign of their cells' diminished ability to regenerate. Our telomeres naturally shorten as we age, but scientists have discovered that a few…
  • Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists' Grant Proposals

    Tim McDonnell
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    When scientists across the country need money for research projects, one place they often turn is the National Science Foundation. The NSF is an independent federal agency with an annual budget of about $7 billion, which it doles out to fund about a quarter of all federally supported science research. Of course, the agency doesn't just give money away to anyone who asks. Proposals have to survive a rigorous review process that includes close scrutiny by a panel of top scientists in the relevant field. Competition is fierce: Of the 49,000 proposals submitted in 2013, only a fifth were…
  • Hurricane Gonzalo Is Going to Slam Bermuda Today

    Tim McDonnell
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    The photo above was taken yesterday by an astronaut on the International Space Station. It shows Hurricane Gonzalo barreling across the Atlantic Ocean toward Bermuda. Gonzalo, currently a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to make landfall in Bermuda this afternoon before veering back out to sea and away from the US East Coast. AccuWeather.com meteorologists are warning that the damage could be severe, with "a large and life-threatening storm surge [that] could exceed 10 feet and cause a major rise in water levels over coastal areas and causeways." Stay safe, Bermudans.
  • People Are Trying to Sell Cinnamon Bark as an Ebola Cure

    Kiera Butler
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Marion Nestle reports that several supplement manufacturers are selling vitamins that promise to prevent or treat Ebola. The claims caught the attention of the FDA, which has issued warning letters to three of the manufacturers: Natural Solutions Foundation, Young Living, and DoTERRA International LLC. The agency lists specific claims it finds worrisome; for example, on a Young Living consultant's website, "Ebola Virus can not live in the presence of cinnamon bark." Here's a screenshot from Natural Solutions Foundations' website: An article on the Natural Solutions site talks about "the…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • The Boehringer Ingelheim Social Media Team Receives 5th Annual PharmaGuy Social Media Pioneer Award!

    PharmaGuy
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Yesterday, at Digital Pharma East Mobile Day, I officially announced the recipients of the 5th Annual PharmaGuy Social Media Pioneer Award, which recognizes a pharmaceutical executive or team who has “pioneered” in the use of social media for marketing, research, or corporate communications purposes. This year's award goes to Patricia Alves (Social Media Community Manager), Jaclyn Fonteyne (Social Media Specialist), and Judith von Gordon (Head of Media + PR). View the slide presentation to find out why I chose Boehringer. The BI Team sent me an entertaining, G-Rated, "Acceptance…
  • A Formula for Creating Patient-Centric Mobile Health Apps

    PharmaGuy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    In a previous Pharma Marketing Blog post, I explained Why I Will Be Attending Digital Pharma East. Now, I have an even better reason for being there:On Mobile Day (October 21, 2014), I will present a "formula" for creating "patient-centric" mobile health (mHealth) apps.My presentation will focus on what I learned from comments made by REAL patients in a recent poll I hosted in conjunction with Truvio and WEGO Health (see "Patient Activists Demand Higher Quality Mobile Health Apps").The "formula" (see below) was inspired by a recent #mHealthPharma Tweet…
  • #mHealtMobile Chat Takeaway: Pharma Must Involve Patients Early on When Developing Mobile Health Apps

    PharmaGuy
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Yesterday's hour-long #mHealthPharma TweetChat on how pharma can develop high quality mobile health apps was a great success. The following Storyline summary was prepared by Teresa Bau (@tbau_uoc), a freelance journalist from Barcelona & Mobile Health Global Editor. You can read my key takeaways below.[View the story "Tweetchat #mhealthpharma" on Storify]There were several "key takeaways" from this conversation that involved 45 participants from around the world. Keep reading to get my summary of the conversation.Read more »
  • "Play by the Rules": Analysis of Ground Rules for 4HER Patient Connect App by Genentech

    PharmaGuy
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Genentech's 4HER iPhone App for women with HER2 breast cancer includes pages and pages and page of policies and terms and conditions that users are required to read (or at least agree to) before using the advanced features of the app. Yesterday, I reviewed the Privacy Policy (about 6 screens worth of text; see here). Today, I review the "Ground Rules" for the Patient Connect feature of the app.Patient Connect allows users of the app to send email to other 4HER registered users located within a certain radius (e.g., 10 miles). You can select users you'd like to connect with…
  • An Analysis of Genentech's 4HER Mobile Health App Privacy Policy

    PharmaGuy
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Genentech's 4HER iPhone App for women with HER2 breast cancer is interesting and perhaps unique in a Mobile Health App developed by a pharma company. The app allows users to send email to other registered users of the app and even notifies them of other users close by.Here's the iTunes profile of the app:Genentech's 4HER Mobile App for Women with HER2 Breast Cancer As I mention in the above profile, there are privacy issues. So, I downloaded the app to read and analyze the privacy policy. My analysis reveals many interesting insights into how the personal information collected…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Return from South Africa

    Paul Levy
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    You’ve already read some health care stories from my recent trip to South Africa, but now please permit me some general summations of other things I learned. I imagine I am somewhat typical of my generation in the United States, in terms of my limited understanding of the recent history of the country.  Many of us felt tremendous admiration for Nelson Mandela and his colleagues after the multi-year struggle against Apartheid, but it was difficult from afar to understand the brutality of the regime under which that social, economic, and legal policy was enforced.Apartheid was not just…
  • View from above

    Paul Levy
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Some final thoughts from South Africa.  The picture above from Kruger National Park is just to get your attention!Here's the more serious photo from the Best Care Always quality summit last week.  Thabiso Bale (right), soon to earn his masters degree in nursing, was chosen to present a poster during the conference.  You see him here with Gary Kantor, BCA co-founder and Discovery Health advisor, going over his findings.The findings were troubling and an indication of the kinds of issues facing hospitals worldwide as they seek to infuse medical treatment with a higher level of…
  • A new look at "safe seats"

    Paul Levy
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Michael Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors, writes: Working with data analytics colleagues, I've produced a report on safest Congressional districts looking not at political safety (whose seat is secure) but the physical safety of constituents getting care at hospitals in that district. We used 20 different measures to rank each district, seven of which were measures of infection control or prevention and divided districts into good, fair and poor. Using the most conservative and evidence-based estimates, we translated those results to the political environment.
  • Rainbow nation

    Paul Levy
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    "Rainbow nation" was the term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to describe post-apartheid South Africa, after the country's first fully democratic election in 1994.  I was privileged to participate with a number of people this past week who ably represent the hopes and dreams of the country in trying to improve its health care system. They came from all parts of the country, included a variety of clinical and administrative specialties, and represented all racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Best Care Always was the predominant theme of the conference held by the Hospital Association…
  • New word: "maieutikos"

    Paul Levy
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Among the joys of teaching Lean process improvement with people like the Lean Institute Africa's Norman Faull are the unexpected language lessons. Today at a Best Care Always workshop in Johannesburg, Norman posted the slide seen above.Maieutikos?I'll let you read the slide to get the meaning and context.  Your homework assignment is to now use it in a sentence during the next 24 hours!Beyond that item, Norman related a conversation he once had with John Shook, of the Lean Enterprise Institute.  John speaks Japanese and Norman was confirming with him that gemba means the place…
 
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  • Ben Goldacre: Pharma industry has destroyed its own reputation

    insider
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    Ben Goldacre [Scott Hurst/Flickr]EXCLUSIVE: The great tragedy for the pharmaceutical industry is that it keeps denying that it lobbies against transparency in clinical trials, says Ben Goldacre.Ben Goldacre is a British physician, academic and author of the best-selling books Bad Science and Bad Pharma. He spoke to EurActiv's editor and publisher Frédéric Simon at the sidelines of the conference Transparency and public health - how accessible is scientific data?What do you think of the EU’s clinical trials regulation for example in terms of transparency?Well, I think the…
  • The Secret Deal that Threatens the NHS

    insider
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
  • No Advertising Please

    insider
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    http://noadvertisingplease.org/
  • Attention USA - you are being ripped off

    insider
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:31 am
  • Just as good as ever

    insider
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    http://coreynahman.com/#InternetDrugNews.com
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • How You Can Help Save Tennessee From Cutting Off Abortion Access

    Rachel Walden
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    As a lifelong Tennessean, I know it’s not the most friendly state when it comes to reproductive rights. And if a ballot initiative to curb abortion access passes this fall, it will get even worse. On Nov. 4, voters will be asked to amend the state constitution by adding the following language: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to,…
  • Our Kids, Our Selves: How to Discuss Motherhood As a Choice

    Guest Contributor
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    by Melanie Holmes “Back in my day, talk of sex was in the closet where it belonged!” Those words were spoken by my mom, who is in her 80s. Luckily, our family closet held a copy of the book “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” My mom bought the book for my oldest sister, and then she instructed each sister to hand down the book to the next. I vowed to handle the discussion of sexual health differently with my own kids. I divorced from the father of my two sons when they were preschoolers, and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure my ex would hold honest, thorough conversations.
  • Crisis Pregnancy Centers and the Myth of “Post-Abortion Syndrome”

    Rachel Walden
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    “Post-abortion syndrome” — the idea that abortion causes significant mental health damage — is not a real, evidence-based diagnosis. While individuals who have abortions may have a wide variety of positive and negative feelings afterward (as do women who continue their pregnancies), there is no sound evidence that having an abortion itself leads to psychological harm. Studies that anti-abortion activists claim support the notion are often methodologically flawed, or have been misinterpreted. How, then, did the notion that a “post-abortion syndrome”…
  • Yes Means Yes: California Adopts Affirmative Consent Standard

    Susan Sered
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    California Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed into law a bill (SB 967) making California the first state in the nation to require universities receiving state funds to use an “affirmative consent standard” for determining whether consent was given by both parties to sexual activity. This move represents a paradigm shift from women as victims and potential victims whom we need to encourage to shout “no” a bit louder, to women as agents who have the positive right to engage or refrain from engaging in sexual relations when and with whom and under circumstances of their choosing.
  • Forum on Cross-Border Surrogacy, Adoption Attracts Scholars, Human Rights Activists and Policymakers

    Guest Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Marcy Darnovsky of the Center for Genetics and Society and OBOS’s Sally Whelan recently attended a conference on international adoption and surrogacy in the Netherlands. This post has been reprinted with permission from CGS. by Marcy Darnovsky In August, the International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy took place in the wake of headlines about two disturbing surrogacy incidents in Thailand. In one case, an Australian couple was accused of abandoning their baby son, who has Down syndrome, with his Thai surrogate mother and returning home with his twin sister; the…
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  • More Foods To Get Rid Of Weight

    wpadmin
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    The fat loss strategies of the Largest Losers are increasingly being uncovered by two of the show’s most notable contestants and you also get to benefit. This short article revisits the unbelievable history of The Weight Reduction Bill Twins and Jim Jim Germanakos and gives the tips for their success. Tomatoes also have a greater degree than once they are refreshing of antioxidants if they are processed,. The downside involves food processing firms who incorporate unhealthy Weight Loss Supplement and needless things such as salt, sugar. You will be thinner! Greens, fruits, almonds,…
 
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Many Americans in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer CareWEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Besides the danger and worry from the disease itself, many Americans battling cancer are faced with high bills for medical care, two new reports show. One-third of cancer survivors in the United States say they have experienced money or work problems due to cancer care, while even many cancer patients who have insurance say they have had to change their lifestyle and medical care due to the financial burden of treatment, the research shows. The findings were presented Tuesday in…
  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists ReportWEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) - After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests. In a small number of people, the surgery was associated with a condition known as spontaneous intracranial hypotension - or low blood pressure in the brain. The condition can trigger headaches while standing that disappear when lying down. These headaches can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness and difficulty concentrating, the researchers…
  • Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Now 'Free' of Virus, Family Says

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Now 'Free' of Virus, Family SaysWEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Amber Vinson, one of two nurses battling Ebola after contracting it from a patient at a Dallas hospital, is now free of the virus, according to a statement released by her family on Wednesday. "We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body," Vinson's family said in the statement, -ABC News- reported. The statement added that Vinson…
  • Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad FatsWEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats - but not enough, new research shows. Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA - plentiful in fatty fish like salmon - has remained steady, though very low, the experts found. "These trends are encouraging, but we still have room for improvement in our diet," said Mary Ann Honors, a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota,…
  • Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Breast-feeding With Diabetes(HealthDay News) - Diabetic moms, after talking with their doctors, should still try to breast-feed their babies, some experts say. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says potential benefits of breast-feeding, despite maternal diabetes, may include: - For baby, improved defense against illness and infection. For baby, the right balance of nutrients. For mom, burning extra calories and losing some extra pounds acquired during pregnancy. For many moms who developed gestational diabetes…
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Finally: Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A new study offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.
  • Real-time tracking system developed to monitor dangerous bacteria inside body

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Combining a PET scanner with a new chemical tracer that selectively tags specific types of bacteria, researchers working with mice report they have devised a way to detect and monitor in real time infections with dangerous Gram-negative bacteria. These increasingly drug-resistant bacteria are responsible for a range of diseases, including fatal pneumonias and various bloodstream or solid-organ infections acquired in and outside the hospital.
  • Paralyzed patients have weaker bones, higher risk of fractures than expected

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    People paralyzed by spinal cord injuries lose mechanical strength in their leg bones faster, and more significantly, than previously believed, putting them at greater risk for fractures from minor stresses, according to a study by researchers. The results suggest that physicians should begin therapies for such patients sooner to maintain bone mass and strength, and should think beyond standard bone density tests when assessing fracture risk in osteoporosis patients.
  • Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A nano-sized discovery helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness, researchers report.
  • Hospital logs staggering 2.5 million alarms in just a month

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Following the study of a hospital that logged more than 2.5 million patient monitoring alarms in just one month, researchers have, for the first time, comprehensively defined the detailed causes as well as potential solutions for the widespread issue of alarm fatigue in hospitals.
 
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    BBC News - Health

  • WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
  • VIDEO: In numbers: Treating Ebola patients

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    BBC News looks at what it takes to treat Ebola patients, in numbers and graphics.
  • 'Nine million have TB' - WHO report

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.
  • Male genes linked to early death

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.
  • Man walks again after transplant

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.
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  • A retreat from weather disasters.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Damages from weather-related catastrophes have increased, but the share of these damages covered by insurance has been declining, according to a new report by Ceres, an environmental advocacy group.
  • UN climate debt swap is 'fundamentally unjust', say development agencies.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a "fundamentally unjust" blind spot, according to development groups.
  • Wild ginseng, wood thrushes, and climate change: A survival story.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    West Virginia researchers have discovered that wild ginseng - a native and valuable medicinal plant - could be using birds to catch a ride into climates it's better suited for. An ecological survival story.
  • U.S. insurance firms failing to address climate change risk -report.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most U.S. insurance companies are completely unprepared to address the risks related to climate change, a new survey published Wednesday found, a finding that could have negative consequence for the wider debate over how to tackle the issue.
  • Environment is grabbing big role in ads for campaigns.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ads mentioning energy, climate change and the environment — over 125,000 spots and climbing on the Senate side — have surged to record levels during the 2014 midterm election cycle, reflecting the priorities of some of the nation’s wealthiest donors, with Democrats now pouring millions into campaigns to match Republicans.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • The One Thing Americans Fear the Most

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    What are you most afraid of? It's a personal question that brings to mind a number of unsettling thoughts: spiders, ghosts, heights, public speaking. A new survey asked the question to a random sample of 1,500 people across the nation.
  • 6 Decadent (But Healthy!) Chia Seed Dessert Recipes

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re loaded with protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Plus they’re packed with calcium, magnesium and manganese. They’re also gluten-free! 
  • 5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    New research suggests aluminum exposure contributes to dementia, but there is plenty you can do to lower your risk. 
  • 8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Spinach It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That! . This noted muscle builder  is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate , which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate  also increases blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect you against age-related sexual issues. And spinach is packed with lutein , a compound that fights macular degeneration (and may help your sex drive).
  • Your Brain Is Wired to Favor Junk Food — 4 Ways to Override It

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    “Obesity is a problem of choice,” said neurologist Alain Dagher. “We need to think of the brain as being central to obesity.”  (Photo by Renée Comet/Stockfood) Tempted to munch on potato chips instead of carrot sticks?
 
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    Reuters: Health News

  • Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.
  • U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States imposed new constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three nations at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities.
  • In-flight medical calls spike on Ebola fears

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - As a doctor who advises flight crews about medical issues that crop up in the air, Paulo Alves has heard a lot about Ebola lately.
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much.
  • Family of Dallas nurse Vinson says she no longer showing Ebola

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    (Reuters) - The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said on Wednesday that tests by medical officials were no longer able to detect the virus in her body.
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Superfood Seed Bars

    Judita Wignall
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s hard to eat just one! This nut-free, mineral rich bar is just heavenly. It contains all my favorite superfoods held together with creamy tahini and coconut oil. Be careful you don’t overdo it with this one. It’s hard to stop with just one. High in protein, zinc, calcium and essential fatty acids, this makes a great post-workout or anytime snack and I love that it’s not too sweet. I use low glycemic coconut nectar but you can use yacon syrup, maple syrup or agave if you can’t find it in your area. Serving size: makes 16 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Ingredients ½ cup…
  • 3 Secret Weapons Against Stress, Inflammation, and Insomnia

    Shelli Stein
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Stress, inflammation, and lack of sleep shorten your telomeres—which can shorten your life. Three protectors help you overcome the effects. You probably already know that inflammation, stress, and lack of sleep aren’t good for you. You may not know, however, that these things have a huge impact on your cells. More specifically, they all affect the length of your telomeres—which can actually affect the length of your life. What are Telomeres? In 2000, a young doctor asked molecular biologist Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn a rather simple question: Does length matter? Dr. Blackburn’s research,…
  • 7 Natural Ways to Beat the Fall/Winter Blues

    Colleen M. Story
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The change of seasons can make us feel blue. Try these 10 tips to put a smile back on your face. It’s the fall season. How do you feel? Maybe you love the change of colors on the leaves, the cooler weather, and the crisp feel of the air. Maybe fall is your favorite time of year. But then again, maybe you feel it starting to come on—that touch of melancholy, the nostalgia for the warm, long days of summer, and the dread of the long, cold, harsh winter months. The Cleveland Clinic notes that seasonal depression, or “seasonal affective disorder (SAD),” often starts in the fall (and then…
  • Ebola Ground Zero—Should We Worry?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    We are no longer at a viral crossroads. Severe viral infections are threatening our health, now. A viral fire is blazing in Africa. Half of every one in Liberia who gets sick with Ebola dies. A death rate of 50 percent is unheard of in modern times. It’s more like a plague from the Dark Ages then an illness of the 21st Century. What’s going on? Ebola Ground Zero The term “ground zero” was first used in association with the atomic bomb to describe the point closest to detonation. It’s also used to pinpoint the source of a viral epidemic. Ebola patient one was a two-year-old boy from…
  • Got Migraines? Try Meditation—Study Shows It Helps

    Colleen M. Story
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Migraines not only cause pain and suffering, but stress, job problems, and insomnia. Might meditation help? The Migraine Research Foundation states that nearly one in four households in the U.S. include someone who suffers from migraines. That translates into more than 37 million people who miss work, family events, and fun activities because they’re in too much pain to participate. Ask anyone who has migraines—they’d do anything to stop them, or even reduce how often they occur. We gave you a number of potential natural solutions on a previous post, but there was one we didn’t…
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • Green Coffee Beans Will Mostly Slim Your Wallet

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Very few readers of this site are likely to have a good opinion of Dr. Oz (I certainly don't). And very few readers will be surprised to hear that one of his highly-touted miracle weight loss regiments - green coffee bean extract (GCA) - has turned out to be a load of faked-up nonsense. Retraction Watch has the details, and let's just say that the clinical trial results were. . .a little bit below the desired standard: The FTC charges that the study’s lead investigator repeatedly altered the weights and other key measurements of the subjects, changed the length of the trial, and misstated…
  • Roche Rebuilds

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Roche has announced ambitious plans for new buildings at its home base in Basel: They're building a new home for John Reed and Roche's pRED research group in Basel – and the pharma giant is thinking big. Roche said today that it is committing $1.8 billion to build a new research center in Switzerland which will encompass 4 new office/lab buildings that will house 1,900 R&D staffers. The first step of the process will involve construction of an in vivo center for animal research, slated for completion in 2018. And Roche plans to clear away older buildings to make way for a new office tower…
  • Improving the Old-Fashioned Reaction Workup

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Here's something new: working up a reaction. The authors say that they have a porous polymer that adsorbs organic compounds from aqueous reaction mixtures, allowing you to just stir and filter rather than doing a liquid/liquid extraction. The adsorbed material can then be taken right to chromatography, as if you'd adsorbed your compound onto any other solid support, or just washed with solvent to liberate the crude product. I have colleagues who will be trying this out soon, and I'll report on their experience with the stuff. If it really is widely applicable, it could be a nice addition to…
  • Phenylalanine Crystals

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    No matter how long you've been doing chemistry, there are still things that you come across that surprise you. Did you know that plain old L-phenylalanine has been one of the most difficult subjects ever for small-molecule crystallography? I sure didn't. But people have tried for decades to grow good enough crystals of it to decide what space group it's in. One big problem has been the presence of several polymorphs (see blog posts here and here), but it looks like the paper linked above has finally straightened things out.
  • Oxygenated Nanobubbles. For Real?

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    A longtime reader sent along this article, just based on the headline. "This headline triggers instant skepticism in me", he said, and I agree. "Potential to treat Alzheimer's" is both a bold and a weaselly statement to make. The weasel part is that sure, anything has the "potential" to do that, but the boldness lies in the fact that so far, nothing ever has. There are a couple of very weak symptomatic treatments out there, but as far as actually addressing the disease, the clinical success rate is a flat zero. But that's not stopping these folks: “The impact of RNS60 on Alzheimer’s…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Does cancer grow more aggressively at night?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Scientists studying relationships between different types of cells have encountered some new and potentially important information about how—and when—cancerous tumors grow most aggressively. According to a new study, cancerous tumors may grow faster at night, during the hours typically taken up by sleep. Their discovery may point the way toward new, circadian-aligned strategies for treating cancer. Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have found evidence that some cancers may grow more quickly during nighttime, resting hours than during the waking day. The finding came…
  • Does your sleep wax and wane with the moon?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Do you notice changes in your nighttime self around the time of the full moon? I’m not talking about howling at it. I’m talking about changes to your sleep. A new study by researchers at Sweden’s University of Gothenburg has identified a link between sleep patterns and lunar phases, especially at the time of the full moon. Their study included 47 healthy young adults. Researchers found sleep was delayed by an average of 25 minutes around the time of the full moon. They also found sleepers to be more vulnerable to sleep disruption during the time of the full moon. At the time of the new…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Getting The Cork Out After That Long Run!

    Aaron Usiskin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Simple, easy and powerful, yup the rabbit has nothing on the iXO Vivo™ Power Corkscrew.Opening wine just got a lot more fun. With the Skil iXO Vivo™ power corkscrew, popping open a bottle of wine is as easy as tightening a screw. Which, by the way, it can also do.Unique corkscrew attachment4V Max power with 20% longer run timeCompact, powerful and lightweightSiteLight™ LED work light for better visibility
  • Garmin Forerunner 920XT: The Best Multisport Watch Period https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-01174-00/g/pd-04-lg.jpg

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    From big and bulky to the most perfect training watch to date +Garmin, you have nailed it. As the landscape keeps changing, one thing is for sure, Athletes need watches that perform and last. Plain and simple. Yes you have the +APPLE WATCH coming out, that will be great for the general user, but for true multisport athletes this watch is going to raise the bar. just with its color screen it has. +Polar  you have simple issues like the magnets that hold the little door on the back, rusting. That in itself is a good reason to buy the  920xt.
  • Tree House That's a Tent!

    Aaron Usiskin
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    The Tentsile Connect is the ultimate 2 person portable treehouse tent . With a removable fly sheet, available in a choice of colours it offers you and your partner the chance to connect with each other and nature, but can also connect to other Tentsile Connect tents to create suspended super-camps of 3 or more tents creating additional central communal space!  Lighter, cheaper, modular, versatile and truly the best in arboreal camping. Now you and your friends can all hang out together with no limit to the size of your crew.$479
  • Best Jackets for Winter!

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Here comes the fall, it really never felt like summer arrived. It was one of the best summers I can remember, cool and just fans in the house. Well we are at fall now and it is time to start to think about Jackets. Outside Magazine has the 5 best for 2015.Bergans Utakleiv ($189)Arc’teryx Ceres ($750)Dynafit Denali ($400)Black Diamond Front Point $599Patagonia Wind Shield ($139)
  • Stop, Tail-light & HD Camera!

    Aaron Usiskin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Watch out, fall is here and winter is coming. This is the time of year that motorist forget about cyclist and bad things happen. The Fly6 takes some of the worry out of what is coming up behind you, alerts other drivers and records in real time in case something bad does happen. Feel safe and enjoy the wonderful weather.Upgrade to the latest cycling accessory designed by cyclists. Fly6 replaces your existing tail-light and records in real-time what happens behind you, so you can now ride worry free.HD video (wide angle)Nano-tech protectionUSB rechargeable5+ hrs record timeIncident…
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Saturated Fats: A Weight Loss Alternative To Starvation and Exercise

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    This weird trick is for people who haven't been able to keep the weight off, though they've tried to do so for years.A surprising finding is, to lose weight, you have to consume a certain amount of healthy fats, including saturated fats. They ensure steady energy as well as a feeling of satisfaction. (The amount you eat is up to you.)Saturated fats are things such as whole cream, animal fat and coconut oil. Grass-fed butter is another example of healthy, saturated fat.The next time you are hungry, to keep from overeating, consider consuming grass-fed butter (without the bread or crackers).
  • My Brother-In-Law Loses 38 Pounds in 10 Months

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    I received a recent text from my brother-in-law, stating he has lost seven inches and thirty-eight pounds in ten months.He also said he lost the weight doing "almost no exercise".He now needs a new belt!How did he do it? He ate low carb and followed the nutritional teachings of Robb Wolf.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • New York Times: A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    "People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows." - New York TimesTo read the full article, Click Here.P.S. Another quote from the article:"...cutting your carbs helps you lose weight without focusing on calories. And that’s really important because someone can change what they eat more easily than trying to cut down on their calories.”" - Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of…
  • A Ten Minute Workout

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    4 repetitions of 10 sprints + a rock squat, with walk back recovery. © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • The Low Carb Weight Loss Plan of LeBron James

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    LeBron James has been getting a lot of attention lately on social media as well as the sports networks for his recent weight loss.The weight loss occurred over the past two summer months and he used a low carbohydrate plan to do it."The basic, scientific concept behind James’ weight loss and low-carb diet is simple: train the body to rely on fat for fuel. The goal of restricting your daily intake of carbohydrates is to create a metabolic state called ketosis, where the body uses fat as a source of energy instead of glucose (aka carbs) in the blood and liver. When carbs are restricted low…
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    Hospital Impact

  • Drive good governance through continuing education

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    by Adam Ross As executives face the evolving governance and regulatory landscape, it's the fiduciary duty for a company's board of directors to react fast and with expert understanding. While good governance practices pave the road for a company's success, companies expect board members to have the most up-to-date knowledge to protect against changing regulations, organizational risks and ultimately to assist in a company's transparent recovery if issues occur. Good governance practices are on the rise and certainly are here to stay. The importance of continuing education for board of…
  • Fragmented health system needs top-down commitment to change

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    by Lynn McVey During a webinar with Beth Boynton, a registered nurse from Confident Voices, I publicly confessed I was not always a big fan of nurses. That all changed the week I spent several overnights in an intensive care unit with my own Dad. I witnessed acts of compassion, kindness and love from nurses that truthfully, I never knew existed. I also witnessed fragmented, broken, divisive care coordination that cannot be fixed as is. In my fantasy, we will achieve care coordination when we collapse the many over-specialized positions we created (EKG tech, aide, transporter, phlebotomist,…
  • Save time, money by streamlining tax reporting methods

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    by Kevin L. Shrake It's the time of year to prepare for tax reporting. This year, don't let your vendor master file contribute to the madness of tax reporting. Inconsistencies in vendor master files are typically the root cause of tax reporting headaches. It's important to organize and cleanse your file of incorrect or missing supplier information, missing or invalid Tax Identification Numbers (TIN), missing and inaccurate W-9s, duplicate and inactive vendors, and other inaccuracies. Use technology and automation Using a vendor registration and authentication process is a common practice…
  • Consider advisory panel for strategic planning, physician engagement

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    by Kenneth H. Cohn At the Healthcare Roundtable last week, I spoke about work I facilitated at a West Coast community hospital. The work arose from the hospital's need for a new facility to remain in seismic compliance with California Senate Bill 1953. Marked uncertainty arose about what services to offer when physicians took business offsite with an ambulatory surgical center, gastrointestinal service and pain management unit. Admitting uncertainty, the hospital invested in a medical advisory panel that remains in existence today to assist with strategic planning for an uncertain future. The…
  • Responsiveness key to improving healthcare delivery

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    by Anthony Cirillo I met with a colleague last month with whom I'm partnering to create a system that can help organizations monitor and respond to patient and family concerns, questions and compliments in real time using their own devices. Who wouldn't want that in their organization? Get on top of situations. Promote positive word of mouth. Set up the organization for better HCAHPS responses. Turns out some organizations want to run the other way. The platform allows organizations to get data in real time. And with that comes responsibility. The organization must act on it and align their…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • How Would You Describe Depression?

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was contacted in September to contribute to an article for PsychCentral. The questions I was asked were “What did/does depression feel like for you? How would you describe it?” Margarita Tartakovsky, an editor at PsychCentral, put together a group of nine authors and bloggers who write about Depression to answer that question. I was thrilled to be included in such a project–not just so that I could contribute, but because I knew that people who suffer from Depression needed to know that they weren’t alone. With so many different voices describing a common condition,…
  • What Do I Have in Common with the Top ADHD Blogs?

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    I've been quite ill this month while working on my Overcoming Suicide book, and I've been a bit depressed because one of my daughters decided to live full-time with her mum, so I've missed some blogs and haven't been very active on Twitter or Facebook. In fact, I should be in bed, but my insomnia has been fairly nasty lately. I was more or less resigned to feeling miserable over the weekend. That's why it was a complete surprise for me to stumble upon in my email today that I've won the Best of the Web - Blog award from Psych Central for my work on ADHD. It's nice to know that I can be…
  • Depression: 12 Ways I Fought to Stay Afloat

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    There I was on the eve of the 20th, all set to write a great article about managing ADHD procrastination with a small rewards system, when sickness struck. I'm not sure what it was, but I spent almost a full week comatose on the couch. I had food, but no energy to cook it. I had paid subscriptions to online video services, but forgot to pay my internet bill. What happened to the scheduled payment? Why didn't it go through? I didn't have the strength to find out. I then realized weakly that Netflix, Crunchyroll, and DramaFever were not going to succor me back to health. There was a free WiFi…
  • Suicide: No One Cares? It Depends on Who You Listen To

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Do you struggle with suicidal ideation and keep it to yourself because so many people let you down? Do you have a hard time opening up to people about these dark feelings because you’re afraid of being rejected? You might be surprised to learn you’re in good company. A lot of suicidal people receive a slap in the face instead of a hand of support, metaphorically speaking. I’ve confided in family members, ecclesiastical leaders, and friends only to be let down time after time. Some people simply can’t handle the conversation. Their mind flees out of their ear in search of sunshine the…
  • Kicking Suicide in the Teeth

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    I have to confess something. I don't like most online suicide prevention resources. It's not that they're wrong, but that they're too soft. I'm looking for Burgess Merideth in my corner shouting at me in a gravelly voice, “Keep hittin 'em in the ribs, ya see? Don't let that b— breathe!”, not “Someone need a hug?” like Will Farrel's character in Elf. Suicidal ideation needs to be fought tooth and nail; I need pep talks not greeting cards. When I was suicidal a few weeks ago I had nobody nearby to turn to. It was very late at night, and I didn't think to call a hotline…
 
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • Science Snaps: peering inside an expanding lymph node

    Nick Peel
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Science SnapsIf you’ve had a cold then you probably know where to find a lymph node. Those painful swellings lurking in your neck or armpit can be a clear indication that an infection is taking hold. While a swollen lymph node during a cold can be uncomfortable, it’s generally not serious. But for people with cancer, the lymph nodes can form a secondary home for rogue tumour cells that have spread around the body. But what makes these crucial immune organs swell? Scientists around the world are digging deeper into how the immune system works on a…
  • Biotherapeutics – a new funding scheme for research

    Alan Worsley
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    We’ve come a long way from the early days of treating cancer in the 1950s and 60s. Back then, the main options for treatment were relatively unrefined radiotherapy and surgery – a world away from the precision techniques used today. They were the equivalent of using a blunderbuss to hit a target, causing plenty of collateral damage along the way. But, thanks to the dedication and determination of cancer researchers, we have upgraded our arsenal and the accuracy of our weapons. Survival has increased from one in four cancer patients surviving at least 10 years in the early 1970s to half…
  • Keeping cancer on the political agenda – this year’s Party Conferences

    Grace Gottlieb
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    With the General Election less than a year away we’ve been travelling the length and breadth of the country attending Party Conferences. Keeping cancer on the political agenda is a big priority. Research has led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and now two in four people survive cancer for at least 10 years. But it’s through political action that achievements in research can be translated into benefits for today’s patients, or for people who may be affected by cancer in the future. Party Conferences provide a great opportunity for us to speak with MPs and…
  • News digest – melanoma ‘breadcrumb trail, blood cell treatment, fashion and more

    Nick Peel
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    New research from our scientists found that melanoma cells give themselves the ‘green light’ to spread by creating a chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ encouraging them to move. Here’s the press release and a blog post we co-published on the Guardian science network and this blog. You can also watch clips from the study in the video below. An experimental treatment that trains a patient’s immune system to attack their cancer caused remission in 90 per cent of leukaemia patients on a small-scale trial, though experts warn questions remain. Our news report has the details US scientists…
  • Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

    Aine McCarthy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    If you want to be like Nancy and win the Great British Bake Off, or the #sciencecakes competition that ran earlier this week, you need a close eye for detail and an encyclopaedic knowledge of baking tricks and techniques. Surprisingly, these criteria aren’t a million miles away from what’s needed to crack cancer’s secrets – only instead of knowing how cakes are made, scientists need to understand fully how cells grow. And by figuring this out, scientists will be able to develop kinder, better treatments that will save more lives in the future. One way we can learn more about the…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Risk of Miscarriage

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Do anti-epileptic drugs increase the risk for miscarriage and/or stillbirth? Many reports have demonstrated an association between the use of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy and increased risk of congenital malformations and pregnancy complications, including pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, and intrauterine growth retardation.  However, little is known about the impact of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on the risk […] The post Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Risk of Miscarriage appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Prenatal Valproate Exposure and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which include childhood autism, autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, atypical autism, and other pervasive developmental disorders, are characterized by social and communication difficulties and by stereotyped or repetitive behaviors and interests. It is estimated that autism spectrum disorders affect about 1% of children. While genes play a significant role in the risk […] The post Prenatal Valproate Exposure and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Schizophrenia

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    With the advent of the newer, atypical antipsychotic medications, patients with psychotic disorders have been able to achieve greater symptom control with less disabling side effects. For women with schizophrenia, there has also been an increase in fertility rates over the last decade.  Previous studies have suggested that women with schizophrenia, as compared to women with no psychiatric illness, are at increased risk for pregnancy and delivery complications, including low birthweight, intrauterine growth restriction, and preterm birth.  However, most of these studies occurred at a time…
  • Stimulants Improve Cognitive Functioning in Menopausal Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Many women report cognitive difficulties — forgetfulness, distractibility, feeling foggy —during the transition to menopause.  While much attention has been devoted to the treatment of vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes or night sweats, less attention has focused on the management of the memory difficulties and other cognitive problems many menopausal women may suffer. In […] The post Stimulants Improve Cognitive Functioning in Menopausal Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Impaired Maternal Infant Bonding More Common in Women with Severe Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Maternal psychiatric illness can profoundly affect how a mother interacts with her child and is a risk factor for impaired mother-infant bonding, which may include a spectrum of difficulties: decreased maternal affective involvement, increased irritability, aggressive impulses, or, at worst, outright rejection of the infant (Brockington et al, 2006).  It is important to note, however, […] The post Impaired Maternal Infant Bonding More Common in Women with Severe Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    prohealthblog.com

  • Types of exercises for lower back pain

    Simon
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    It is common to give a break to the lower back when you experience pain in that part of the body, but the extension of maternity leave can actually cause more harm than good. When starting a gradual and controlled routine exercises lower back, you will help facilitate the flow of oxygen and nutrients from the blood to the discs, joints and back muscles, which will help to reduce the frequency of discomfort lower back. Stretching The essence of all the routines of exercises to relieve low back pain is consistent stretch. You’ll have to keep in mind that you must not only stretch the…
  • How to relieve pain in the lower back while you sleep

    Simon
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Most people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. The pain medication may help some, but there are other options for pain relief that can provide a long term solution for your back pain. Some solutions simply allow you to relieve your back pain while you sleep. If the pain lasts more than 10 days, consult your doctor, chiropractor or massage therapist for professional help. Your mattress If your mattress is more than five years, may have bulges and gaps that cause pain in the lower back. In March 2006 a study published in “The Journal of Applied Ergonomics” reported…
  • I have back pain in the lower back and abdomen

    Simon
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Low back pain is relatively common, however, in combination with pain in the lower abdomen may indicate a serious condition. If the pain does not go away when you change position or takes painkillers, you will probably need immediate medical attention. If you have any questions, call your doctor for advice. Kidney stones Calculations kidney are accumulations of crystalline material in the urinary tract. According to the National Department of Information Diseases Kidney and Urologic US, many stones kidney are small enough to go unnoticed. However, larger stones can cause a sharp pain in the…
  • THE SAFETY OF DENTISTRY IN MEXICO

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:05 am
    Despite Mexico’s rise as one of the world’s premier dental tourism destinations, dentistry in Mexico still has some people shuddering at the perceived lack of safety because of inadequate training of its dentists, inferior technologies and below-par hygiene standards. While the Mexico of the past may certainly have given cause for concern in these areas, modern dentistry in Mexico has moved on and competes with the best providers in the world to bring high-quality 21st century dental care to patients at affordable prices. Dentist Training: There is some confusion over dentist training in…
  • How to quit smoking forever

    Simon
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    To quit smoking for ever must have a plan. Quitting smoking is very difficult. Most smokers who try to do it permanently fail. But you can do if you’re resolute and constant. Take a few precautions to stop smoking to avoid relapse and before you know it you will be considered a non-smoker. Instructions Stop smoking for good 1.) Use a nicotine patch on your arm to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms of nicotine. Read the package instructions to ensure maximum effectiveness. Leave nicotine slowly increases the chance of success. If you want to stop smoking for good, use a nicotine patch is a…
 
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  • Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping

    CoachMel
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    This post Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Christmas is coming and while there’s loads to look forward to, with it comes the need to find a bunch of spare cash to buy all those Christmas presents. So I want to ease the burden somewhat in return for a little favor. In private email and conversation I’ve heard many marvelous stories of how DROPS has made a difference to your life. Many of you have told me you feel great on the program. You have more energy than you’ve had in years. You…
  • Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout!

    CoachMel
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout! was originally published at Weight Loss Solution I’m not much into ‘gyming it’ anymore, but well over 10 years ago when I used to frequent the gym often, I must admit to liking a wee turn on the elliptical machine. I’ve since mended my ways! It’s not that I hate elliptical machines per se, I just think there are much more effective ways for you to workout. Here’s why… 1. Elliptical machines are easy The main reason elliptical machines don’t get you into shape is because they are…
  • Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives

    CoachMel
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This post Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Whether you think wheat is super unhealthy or not, I doubt few would argue we eat waaay too many wheat-based foods these days. We really do love our bread, pasta, breakfast cereals and bagels! I suppose for many, the thought of cutting these staples from their diet seems completely unreasonable. I mean, where would you start looking for alternatives? The good news is, many of us are indeed finding new (and exciting) ways to eat sans wheat. There are actually a number of very good alternatives…
  • A Message To Women On Body Image

    CoachMel
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    This post A Message To Women On Body Image was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Let’s imagine you and I are sitting face-to-face right now, no-one else is there, and I ask you to give me one word to describe your body… what would you say? I mean, the very first thing that pops into your mind. Perhaps you might say ‘imperfect,’ ‘fat,’ ‘frumpy,’ ‘wobbly,’ or even ‘disgusting.’ This word may even roll off your tongue with ease, because you’ve become so conditioned to hearing it inside your own head you…
  • 3 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change

    CoachMel
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:10 am
    This post 3 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Change often brings resistance. In fact, I know all about this on a personal level. For me, doing something that I haven’t done before can cause a huge amount of resistance within. It pretty much rises up from nowhere, and is very difficult to push away. The classic example of this is recording these videos! The thought of placing myself in front of a camera and pressing ‘record’ fills me with complete and utter dread. You will probably tell me that is crazy, since I’ve built…
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  • Mind Your Beeswax: Why Is It So Great for the Skin?

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Natural skincare is a world full of obscure and unlikely ingredients, harnessing the power of nature’s greatest gifts to provide dermal rescue and relief. Leading ingredients you’ll find in proven natural remedies are some of the most common substances on earth; being tapped for, among various other assets, their beneficial skincare properties. We are taking a look inside nature’s tool chest on the hunt for skincare secrets, and today we’ll be exploring the wonders of cera alba, better known as beeswax. What exactly is beeswax? Produced by the noble worker bee, beeswax is the…
  • Chocolate-Mint Hemp Squares

    23 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Characteristics This recipe blends the richness of mint and cacao, providing a delectable experience for our senses. The simple, nutritious, and whole-food ingredients provide potent nutrition benefits and health promoting qualities. These squares make a super healthy, fantastic treat for all ages that can be used as a snack or dessert. They are rich in protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, micronutrients and fiber. They are naturally low in sodium, have no refined or isolated sugars and all of their calories are nutrient dense. And being raw, as opposed to baked or cooked, means that they…
  • Natracare: The Importance of Organic Feminine Hygiene Products

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    The amount of toxins in our world today is staggering; toxins that are hurting our health and the health of our planet. The good news is that many of us are moving towards greener and healthier options in all areas of our lives. And an important area for us as women to consider, is that of feminine hygiene products. In this essay I will share with you about the importance of natural feminine care for optimal health, and about the main industry leader—Natracare, that has been providing women with natural and organic hygiene products for over 25 years. In order to understand why natural and…
  • Review: Superhealing — Engaging Your Mind, Body and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-Being

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Our understanding of health, our bodies and medicine has come a long way in the past few decades. We have come from seeing our bodies as simple machines, that randomly break down and need to be fixed by external sources, to intelligent living systems, capable of healing themselves. Thanks to modern research and ancient wisdom, today we are on the cusp of integrating a more complete and holistic understanding of health and disease. Leading the way and supporting us on this journey are resources like Superhealing by trailblazers like Dr. Elaine R. Ferguson. Amidst our age of information, we…
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pecan Pie Recipe

    28 Jun 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Characteristics This delicious recipe provides an optimally healthy alternative to traditional pies and cakes. It combines the best of fresh strawberries and rhubarb, which make an irresistible combination! It is rich in nutrient dense calories, phytonutrients, antioxidants and offers an abundance of micronutrients. It is naturally low in sodium and cholesterol free. It offers an excellent amount of fiber, as well as healthy carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Its pleasantly sweet and refreshing taste, along with its excellent nutrition benefits will make a treat the whole family can feel good…
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  • How Ramjets Work

    Nicholas Gerbis
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ramjets enable aircraft to whip through the air at incredible speeds. Learn more about ramjets at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Astrobiologists Work

    Julia Layton
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Astrobiologists apply the scientific method to questions once considered the purview of sci-fi fans. Learn about astrobiologists at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Leper Colonies Work

    Patrick J. Kiger
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Leprosy was the AIDS of the first millennium. Find out how leper colonies worked at HowStuffWorks.
  • How to Stay Motivated When Your Class Has No Classroom

    Dave Roos
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Staying awake while watching a dry lecture on the computer is hard. Here's how to stay motivated when your class has no classroom at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Jackhammers Work

    Nathan Chandler
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Jackhammers offer incredible power when it comes to breaking down hard substances. Find out how these demolition marvels work.
 
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  • Guest Post: A Reader Provides His Recipe for Weight Loss

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    His name is Brian Abernathy and a few weeks ago he reached out to let me know what has worked for him with his weight. And while I'm not suggesting everyone follow his plan (there's no one right way, and what's right for one, is no doubt wrong for another), I thought it was thoughtful, well written, realistic, and very much in line with my philosophy, and so I asked him if he'd mind if I shared. Yoni, First, thank you for your reasonable approach to weight loss and for pointing the finger at the dismal food environment we’ve created. I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and I…
  • Why You're Better Off With Froot Loops Than Special K Granola

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Because spoon for spoon Froot Loops contains 20% less sugar and roughly 1/3 the calories as Special K granola.Yet here's betting the health halo of the words, "Granola", the claims, "Made with Whole Grains", "Low-Fat", and "Source of Fibre and Vitamin D", along with the weight-focused branding of "Special K", leads many to think this high calorie sugar bomb is a great, weight-safe, healthful meal or snack.If you're going to have a dessert cereal, best you know it's a treat and not think it's a health food.        Related StoriesThere's No Fruit in Glaceau…
  • Guest Post: Obesity, Cancer, and Mental Health. What Links Them All?

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's guest post comes from Dr. Sandro Demaio - a rising public health champion. When he asked me if I'd write something for him, I jumped at the chance to ask him to write something for me! There's been a lot of discussion about obesity. Whether or not it's a disease (as it is in the USA now). How this label would positively or negatively influence action taken by society and governments in addressing this large and growing burden. This conversation is important, but I have noticed very often it ends with confusion. Questions around why we begin talking about obesity - and end discussing…
  • Saturday Stories: Viola Vanclief, Environments, Ebola x 2, and Marathons

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Viola VancliefGarrett Therolf in the LA Times tells the haunting story of Viola Vanclief's too short life. Brad Stulberg in The Harvard Public Health Review makes the case for levee building over swimming lessons in behaviour change. Josephus Weeks, the nephew of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, with a must read story in The Dallas News on why his uncle's death might have been preventable. Frank Bruni in The New York Times on how Ebola has highlighted our messed up health priorities and asks, among other things, if you've had your flu shot? Alex Hutchinson in Runner's World with an amazing…
  • Dear Kitten, About that Dog

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video has Ze Frank lending his comedic styling to a cat food commercial. It's fantastic.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesRUN! (And Don't Play with Ouija Boards)The Best Lightbulb Commercial Ever MadePuppies! 
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  • You Will Soon Pay More for Prescriptions Filled at Pharmacies Selling Tobacco

    Jenny Jessen
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:19 pm
    CVS Caremark is reportedly planning to charge an extra co-payment for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. In February, CVS announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at a cost of approximately $2 billion in annual sales. Now, it appears that the company plans to compensate for that loss with it’s Caremark business unit. CVS Caremark is one of the largest pharmacy benefit management companies in the United States, which works between insurance companies and pharmacies. CVS Caremark will soon require that…
  • The Brain’s GPS System and the Nobel Prize for Medicine

    Jenny Jessen
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    On Monday, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced [1]. The prize was awarded to a team of scientists for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system — an “inner GPS” —in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function. The prize of 8-million-Swedish-krona ($1.2-million USD) was divided, with one half to Dr. John O´Keefe, age 75, at at University College London and the other half jointly to a husband-and-wife team, Dr. May-Britt Moser, age 51, and Dr. Edvard I.
  • Novo Nordisk Obesity Drug Wins FDA Panel Support

    Walter Jessen
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Last week Thursday, an FDA advisory panel recommended the approval of Novo Nordisk’s injectable drug liraglutide for the treatment of obesity. Voting 14 to 1 to recommend the drug, the advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded that liraglutide is safe and effective enough to warrant approval for use in chronically obese patients with at least one weight-related health issue. The drug liraglutide is already approved to treat diabetes at lower doses under the brand name Victoza. If approved for obesity by the FDA, it would be sold under the name Saxenda. To…
  • Ebola Outbreak Increases Pressure to Start Vaccine Trials

    Jenny Jessen
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    The world’s worst outbreak of Ebola has killed close to 1,100 people in West Africa and the disease could continue spreading for months, increasing pressure on researchers to accelerate the development of therapeutic interventions. According to the British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which is co-developing an Ebola vaccine together with scientists at the National Institutes of Health, a clinical trial is set to start this fall. Federal officials have said there are 400 doses available for testing in healthy adults. GSK acquired the vaccine after buying Swiss-based biotech company…
  • Seven Hours of Sleep May Be Better Than Eight

    Jenny Jessen
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve probably heard that 8 hours is the magical amount of sleep needed every night. New research suggests that may not be the optimal amount for everyone. Conventional wisdom states that eight hours of continuous nightly rest is necessary to refresh ourselves. Too little sleep and we’re tired in the morning. Moreover, a number of studies have shown that lack of sleep endangers our health and longevity. One recent study suggests that chronic sleep loss may lead to loss of brain cells. At the other end of the scale, too much sleep increases our risk for health problems, including…
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  • The 7 Most Common and Serious Sleep Disorders

    EmpowHER
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Display Title:  The 7 Most Common and Serious Sleep Disorders Subtitle:  An estimated 50-70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder. Learn more about the most common ones. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sleep-disorders/content/7-most-common-and-serious-sleep-... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Indonesia gold mine for social networking

    davejohnsen
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Bangkok: Indonesia, with a population of over 250 million, has become a gold mine for social networking sites in Southeast Asia with a growing market of millions of users. Facebook founder Mark Zuc read more
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  • 8 Phrases You Shouldn't Say to Someone Who Has Depression or Anxiety

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    13 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Display Title:  8 Phrases You Shouldn't Say to Someone Who Has Depression or Anxiety Subtitle:  Don't know what to say to someone with depression or anxiety? Here are some phrases you'll want to avoid. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/8-phrases-you-shouldnt-say-someone... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
 
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  • After saying hello to my guests, I say #hellokeurig and feel like the perfect host

    christine
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Don’t Be Afraid of the Paper Directions! So much paper packing In the box and such a thick instruction book. All those languages, I only speak English. I have to guess you are trying to hide the best secret in the world: that the new 550 is EASY to use. I have been using the […] The post After saying hello to my guests, I say #hellokeurig and feel like the perfect host appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • How do you describe your pain? Numbers on Pain Scale, Adjectives, Silly Weird Pain Faces.

    christine
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    I hear it all the time from doctors and nurses: “Tell me your pain on a scale from 1 to 10″. I always cringe at the thought of summarizing my pain and fatigue down to a number. I also get scared at the thought that I have never felt below a 4 or 5. How […] The post How do you describe your pain? Numbers on Pain Scale, Adjectives, Silly Weird Pain Faces. appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • I made a healthy little switch to Musselman’s Applesauce. Small diet changes can make a big difference.

    christine
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    How lucky is this? In the mail today, I received a free sample of Musselman’s Apple Sauce, just when I made a commitment to lose weight last week. The great god of internet says I can snack on ½ cup of unsweetened apple sauce for 2 points but with a little judgment I can even […] The post I made a healthy little switch to Musselman’s Applesauce. Small diet changes can make a big difference. appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • What is the perfect gift to give, when you want to give the most memorable gift?

    christine
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    My father turned 66 this summer and I decided to get him a gift that was both unique and memorable. He has a great interest in family history and saved some mementos from his mother’s estate. In an old worn out shipping box in the basement I found a small reel of old fashioned video […] The post What is the perfect gift to give, when you want to give the most memorable gift? appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • We have reached OVER 119,000 likes on our facebook page! Come join our #spoonie community!

    christine
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
        WHoooo HHhhoooo!!!  Do a happy Dance! We have reached OVER 119,000 fans/ likes on our ButYouDontLookSick.com facebook fanpage! Thank you to all our readers, friends, and “spoonies” for making every part of our online community as supportive as it is. You guys are amazing! If you haven’t “liked” us yet on facebook come on […] The post We have reached OVER 119,000 likes on our facebook page! Come join our #spoonie community! appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
 
 
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  • YOUR POOP

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Try as you might to distract yourself from analysing your poop by digging your head into the day's news or browsing Twitter, the truth is that the waste your body discards is a mirror to your health. "The day you don't pass stool satisfactorily, your general wellbeing gets disrupted," says, head of the gastroenterology department at KEM hospital, Professor Shobna Bhatia. Vashibased pathologist, Dr Prasad Kulkarni, takes it a step further to discuss the mind-poop connect. "Your bowel movement is also an indicator of your mental health. Problems like diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome and…
  • Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults and Children Package 8th Edition

    Meri Pustak
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
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  • Story of My First Stethoscope

    Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Once, a little girl with a severe congenital defect consulted me for the treatment of some acute infection. During case taking, she pointing at my stethoscope, and somehow whispered in a low pitched voice (due to her defect): “Will you please give me this when you purchase a new one? Because I want to be a doctor!” Might be due to my sympathy to a girl with severe birth defect, I gave my old stethoscope to her. But I was little doubtful that she may not be able to go for higher studies. After a few months, her family shifted to another place, after that I had no contact with her family…
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    Partheepan Niru
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Keep the leader toward the sky not to your ruff : niru.partheepan
  • Fatty Liver Disease On The Rise: What Is It And Can It Be Prevented?

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise among children and adults. What can you do to prevent this symptomless condition?  Most adults would assume that if they avoid drinking an excessive amount of alcohol, their livers will remain healthy. This, though, is far from the truth. The Dallas Heart Study suggests that roughly 30 percent of American adults have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which some doctors claim may affect even more — up to five percent more. Though many doctors attribute the condition's increasing prevalence to swelling rates of obesity and diabetes, the…
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  • Grumpy People Get the Details Right — Science of Us

    GruntDoc
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Think back to the last time you had to navigate a customer-service situation. Perhaps you were trying to make a doctor’s appointment when few convenient times were available, or you may have been speaking with a credit-card rep in an effort to get a onetime waiver on a late payment charge. Maybe you were speaking with an airline representative in hopes of finagling priority seating. Did you adopt a warm tone and play nice? Or did you raise your voice and speak aggressively? You are a nice person, so you probably chose the kind route. The tough pill for most of us to swallow is that…
  • Happy 239th Birthday US Navy

    GruntDoc
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Here’s to all those in the Sea Services. There’s a nice writeup on Navy history at Military.com. Related posts: Navy Matters: A-10 Scrapping Justification Exposed Please click through and read the whole thing. Something I... Happy Birthday USMC! SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy... Happy Birthday to our youngest Another happy birthday, sweetie!... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • How To Discourage a Doctor | The Health Care Blog

    GruntDoc
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A modern parable. RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD Not accustomed to visiting hospital executive suites, I took my seat in the waiting room somewhat warily. Seated across from me was a handsome man in a well-tailored three-piece suit, whose thoroughly professional appearance made me – in my rumpled white coat, sheaves of dog-eared paper bulging from both pockets – feel out of place. Within a minute, an administrative secretary came out and escorted him into one of the offices. Exhausted from a long call shift and lulled by the quiet, I started to doze off. Soon roused by the sound of my own…
  • Happy Birthday to our youngest

    GruntDoc
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Another happy birthday, sweetie! Related posts: Happy Birthday USMC! SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy... Happy Fathers’ Day, dad Thanks for not strangling me, even when I deserved it.... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Scribes in 2014

    GruntDoc
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    I’ve written about scribes in the ED before (here’s one from 2007) and continue to utilize their services. Did I say utilize? Wrong thought: enjoy and marvel in their help is more my experience. I’m spurred to extoll their virtues and my experience after reading “Attack of the Scribes” by the great twitterer @SkepticScalpel  (he also blogs at SkepticalScalpel.blogspot.com ). Read the article, it’s well written though more than a touch odd; why’s a doc who’s never worked with scribes editorializing on their pluses and minuses? The…
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  • New test could identify infants with rare insulin disease

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Manchester) A rare form of a devastating disease which causes low blood sugar levels in babies and infants may now be recognised earlier thanks to a new test developed by researchers from The University of Manchester.
  • 'Breath test' shows promise for diagnosing fungal pneumonia

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Infectious Diseases Society of America) Many different microbes can cause pneumonia, and treatment may be delayed or off target if doctors cannot tell which bug is the culprit. A novel approach -- analyzing a patient's breath for key chemical compounds made by the infecting microbe -- may help detect invasive aspergillosis, a fungal infection that is a leading cause of mortality in patients with compromised immune systems, according to a proof-of-concept study now online in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  • Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Queen's University Belfast) Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems.
  • The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute announces largest-ever stem cell repository

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (New York Stem Cell Foundation) The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute, through the launch of its repository in 2015, will provide for the first time the largest-ever number of stem cell lines available to the scientific research community. Initially, over 600 induced pluripotent stem cell lines and 1,000 cultured fibroblasts from over 1,000 unique human subjects will be made available, with an increasing number available in the first year.
  • NIH begins early human clinical trial of VSV Ebola vaccine

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center. Researchers at NIAID are conducting the early phase trial to evaluate the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV, for safety and its ability to generate an immune system response in healthy adults who are given two intramuscular doses, called a prime-boost strategy. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is simultaneously testing the vaccine candidate as a single dose at its Clinical Trials Center.
 
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  • High costs cause some Americans to skip needed care, survey shows

    Joseph Burns
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Image by C x 2 via flickr. More than 16 million privately insured Americans face significant financial hardships as a result of high medical bills, forcing some to go without food and others to burn through all of their savings, a new survey shows. Out-of-pocket health care costs force 1 out of every 8 privately insured Americans to skip necessary medical treatment, according to the survey, Privately Insured in America: Opinions on Health Care Costs and Coverage. For the survey, researchers at the AP-NORC Center interviewed 1,004 privately insured adults aged 18 to 64 between July 22 and…
  • Looking ahead to the second ACA enrollment period

    Joanne Kenen
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Photo by jfcherry via Flickr We’re closing in on the start of the ACA’s second open enrollment season. Both Kevin Counihan, the new HealthCare.gov “CEO” within the Department of Health and Human Services, and HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell have been speaking out a bit more about the upcoming season. But there’s a lot they aren’t saying – or touting. Here are a few things we do – or don’t – know about what to expect by Nov. 15, the start of the three-month enrollment period: More insurers are taking part this year in the exchanges. We won’t know all of the insurance rates…
  • Frailty affects quality of life, makes seniors more vulnerable

    Liz Seegert
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Image by Alex E. Proimos via flickr. The term “frailty” seems to be practically synonymous with aging. And while it’s true that adults naturally have a gradual physical decline as they age, not every older adult is frail and not every frail person is old. Aging, also called senescence, refers to the biological process of growing older. As people age, it becomes more difficult for the body to repair itself and maintain optimal health, according to Neal S. Fedarko, Ph.D., professor of medicine, division of geriatric medicine and gerontology, Johns Hopkins University. People age…
  • New ideas for an annual update: Older adults and vaccines

    Sally James
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Photo: Robert Couse-Baker via Flickr The season of coughing is around the corner. Ads for flu shots and other vaccinations are getting thicker too. Vaccinations for older adults have new developments this year. A great place to start is this tip sheet from Eileen Beal. Herd immunity: When writing about vaccines for a certain age group, remember that your audience is not just that group. Communities are protected by the entire immunity of their neighbors and friends. Elders housed in assisted living or nursing homes are at special risk. But college student volunteers, visitors, and…
  • Choose words carefully when writing about Ebola

    Kris Hickman
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Image by NIAID via Flickr Word choice matters, especially when it comes to covering a deadly disease. You may have heard the terms “infectious” and “contagious” being used interchangeably in Ebola stories. Even health professionals sometimes use them that way, and that is adequate in many instances. However, minor differences between the two terms may play a role in which one you decide to use in a story. According to the CDC, contagious means the bacteria or virus can be transmitted from person to person (a communicable disease), and is quantified by R-nought – a…
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    Lifescript

  • New Hepatitis C Treatments Cure the Deadly Disease

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterFor patients with life-threatening hepatitis C, the remedies were excruciating and debilitating – until late 2013. Now, exciting new breakthrough treatments can cure this chronic disease, with few side effects… The outlook for patients diagnosed with hepatitis C has been grim – but not any longer. In late 2013, two breakthrough treatments for hepatitis C, a contagious blood-borne liver disease, were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both offer a 90% to 95% cure rate, work faster and have few side effects. And more…
  • How to Avoid an Anaphylactic Reaction

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff WriterIf you have a severe food, insect or medication allergy, your best defense is to know what you’re up against. In this Lifescript exclusive, a top allergy expert explains how to deal with a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction in you or your child… You’re eating lunch with friends and suddenly your face gets hot and you feel nauseous. Your throat closes up, and you just can’t get enough air. What’s happening? It could be anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. Without immediate medical treatment,…
  • Natural Ways to Fight Stress and Heart Disease

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Maryann Hammers, Special to LifescriptStress is everywhere in our lives and can be a factor in several serious health problems. Ever wish there was a button you could push to make it disappear? There is – inside your head. Our experts tell you how with these easy, natural remedies for stress... Our hearts hate stress. That’s because it raises heart rates, cholesterol levels and blood pressure. It can make us fat, particularly around the belly, and that increases the risk for metabolic conditions, like diabetes and heart disease. Stress also means we’re more likely to take…
  • New Hepatitis C Treatments Cure the Deadly Disease

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterFor patients with life-threatening hepatitis C, the remedies were excruciating and debilitating – until late 2013. Now, exciting new breakthrough treatments can cure this chronic disease, with few side effects… The outlook for patients diagnosed with hepatitis C has been grim – but not any longer. In late 2013, two breakthrough treatments for hepatitis C, a contagious blood-borne liver disease, were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Both offer a 90% to 95% cure rate, work faster and have few side effects. And more…
  • Expert Advice on Curbing Menopausal Symptoms

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Mari Cartel, Lifescript Staff Writer Whether you’re 40 or 50, perimenopause or menopausal symptoms can be merely uncomfortable or disrupt your life. Judith Reichman, M.D., a respected Los Angeles OB-GYN and author of several women’s health handbooks, reveals what you can do to get through the change... Insomnia, night sweats, agitation and hot flashes: Classic menopausal symptoms can start long before your periods stop – and pop up when you least expect them. Besides the annoying signs of perimenopause (the stage before your last period), women can look forward to these…
 
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  • Ebola Epidemic Fears Ramp Up

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerShould you be afraid of the Ebola epidemic? Several friends have contacted me recently regarding concerns about Ebola. In particular, they ask whether they should delay or avoid air travel that passes through airports serving as international hubs. My advice is that because air travel remains quite safe – Ebola is still extremely rare outside of West Africa – it’s very unlikely the disease will be transmitted during flight or in airports, in the near term. However, this could change quickly as more cases find their…
  • Tips to Prevent Enterovirus D68

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerEnterovirus D68 is serious. The good news: you can help prevent it in your children. In August, Children’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a sudden increase in children hospitalized with a severe respiratory illness. A few days later, the CDC was notified by University of Chicago Children’s Hospital of several patients admitted with a similar infection. The diagnosis: enterovirus D68, also known as EV-D68, a relative of the polio virus. From mid-August to October…
  • Artificial Sweeteners May Expand Your Waistline

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerHold the diet drink? Pitch the blue and pink sweeteners? A study in mice and humans published in the journal Nature has some alarming news for dieters who consume artificial sweeteners in an effort to control their weight. Zero-calorie, artificial sweeteners may actually impair our ability to metabolize glucose, which can lead to glucose intolerance – a known forerunner to diabetes. This metabolic scrambling is believed to be caused by changes to the healthy bacteria in our gut from consuming artificial sweeteners. Researchers at…
  • New Blood Test Can Detect Depression

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDepression is difficult to diagnose. Like other mental illnesses, diagnosis of these disorders relies on subjective assessments by the doctor and patient. That may be changing. Now, a blood-based set of biomarkers (proteins detected from a blood test) strongly indicates the presence of major depressive disorders (M.D.D.), according to a study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. And certain of the biomarkers might enable doctors to follow and predict response to therapy. M.D.D. is a complex psychiatric disease that can be…
  • Fitness Boot Camp One Year Later

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerTechnically, it wasn’t supposed to be fitness boot camp like the one I attended a year ago. The trip organizers went to great pains to emphasize that this was a week-long alpine adventure organized by Mountain Trek, in the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges of eastern British Columbia. But as we arose for yoga stretch before dawn, consumed a paltry 1,400 calories per day, pounded up steep mountain trails for hours at a time and deprived ourselves of coffee, sugar, salt, starch and fat for the week, it sure seemed similar to my…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Simple measures that convince kids to drink less sugar

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to pay attention? A bunch of new studies experiment with simple, practical approaches to get the message across.
  • Brain zapping for weight loss

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    The humongous diet industry proves we’re absolute suckers for half-baked, magic weight loss solutions. Just a hint of weight loss success unleashes a tide of demand, and I won’t be surprised if those in possession of electrodes will now be searching for that elusive dorsolateral prefrontal cortex that supposedly controls our food cravings and appetite. Hence my prediction.
  • Gut microbes might explain why diet soda is linked to obesity

    Dr. Ayala
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    We’re rightfully worried about our overconsumption of sugar, but unfortunately, there’s mounting evidence that non-caloric sweeteners are also linked with obesity and diabetes. A new study offers a fascinating mechanism that explains this link, and a serious suspicion that it’s not just an association: those sweeteners might actually directly cause what we hoped they’d help fix.
  • A tan or a carrot?

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    There are two important ways to affect skin pigmentation: It can change when exposed to the sun, by producing melanin, or by the pigments we ingest, mainly carotenoids found in carrots, sweet potatoes, dark green leafy greens, sweet red peppers and other colorful fruits and veggies. So can carrots replace a suntan?
  • Whole wheat-ifying school lunch

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Children ate as much pizza made with whole-wheat crust as that made with refined grain and liked it just as much, a new study shows.
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    Walker Tea Review

  • Tea Drinker: Souheki Mori

    Jason Walker
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
     I was sorely tempted to prod Souheki for longer, fuller answers to my questions about the value of the Japanese tea ceremony. Upon reflection, however, I thought it better to leave her responses as they were – simple, straightforward, but full of meaning. There was something about the brevity of the answers that reflected the […]
  • Tea Review 540: Happy Earth’s Singbulli 1F

    Jason Walker
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
      Origin: Singbulli Estate Harvest: 1st Flush, 2014 Score: 92 Price (as of post): 2.6 oz = $19.70  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Happy Earth Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a […]
  • Tea Review 539: Tea Journeyman’s Bvumbwe Peony

    Jason Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
      Origin: Satemwa Tea Estate, Thyolo, Malawi Score: 84 Price (as of post): 1 oz = $7.75  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Tea Journeyman. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? […]
  • Tea As Meditation

    Jason Walker
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Tea and meditation have associated themselves for centuries. One legend puts the birth of tea plants alongside the creation of a new form of meditation. The story goes that Bodhidharma tore off his eyelids after falling asleep seven years into a nine year wall-gazing meditation. His discarded peeper-covers fell in the dirt and became tea […]
  • Tea Review 538: Teavivre’s Nonpareil Te Gong Huang Shan Mao Feng

    Jason Walker
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
      Origin: Shexian County, Huang Shan, Anhui Harvest: 28 March 2014 Score: 86 Price (as of post): 5 g sample = $3.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teavivre. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to […]
 
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    mobihealthnews

  • UK health and fitness tracking market to double next year

    Jonah Comstock
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A new report from Kantar Media estimates that the value of the health and fitness wearable technology market in Great Britain is between £225 million and £375 million, or $360 million to $601 million. They estimate 13.1 million British people will be using health and fitness wearables by 2015, more than double the 6.7 million people (or […]
  • Illinois medical group to use Apple Watch in disease management pilot

    Aditi Pai
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Springfield, Illinois-based Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has launched a pilot program to examine how nurses and physicians can integrate the Apple Watch into the medical group’s Advanced Medical Home program. HSHS’ Advanced Medical Home program, which has a total of 1,100 patients, uses nurse navigators to offer specialized care to high-risk patients with chronic diseases. While the patients in this program are also […]
  • Telcare raises $32.5 million for cellular-enabled glucose meter, to expand to related conditions

    Brian Dolan
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Bethesda, Maryland-based cellular-enabled blood glucose meter company Telcare has raised $32.5 million led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Mosaic Health Solutions and existing backers The Qualcomm Life Fund and Sequoia Capital. The latest round of funding takes Telcare’s total disclosed funding to north of $60 million. Telcare offers a diabetes management package that includes a cellular-enabled glucose […]
  • In JAMA study, Castlight shows price transparency brings modest savings

    Jonah Comstock
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    In the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Castlight Health have published what they believe is the first study linking price transparency to cost savings. The study of more than 500,000 Castlight users demonstrated modest savings for lab tests, advanced imaging, and clinician office visits. “Although it is widely perceived that greater transparency […]
  • Moov raises $3M to build more coaching apps for device that senses form, not just steps

    Aditi Pai
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mountain View, California-based activity tracker maker Moov raised $3 million in a round led by Banyan Capital. The company’s activity tracker contains sensors that can tell how a user moves, not just when they move, Moov CEO Meng Li told MobiHealthNews. For example, the device can be hooked around the user’s ankle so that it tracks running form, […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • What Do Americans Eat? Kale, Gluten-Free, and Organics Top 2014 Food Trends

    Elizabeth
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Food trends come and food trends go. One year we’re all raving about Sriracha, the next we’re falling for the cronut. For the last 30 years, Parade has surveyed those trends and other American eating habits. This year, foods like snack bars and frozen sandwiches have risen in popularity. As more people eat on the [...]
  • 9 New (Yet Very Old!) Gluten-Free Grains

    Katie McGrath
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Whether you’re going gluten-free and need a change of pace from quinoa and potatoes, or you’re just looking to add more nutrient-dense grains to your dinner routine, you’ve got more options than you may have thought! Here are nine new-to-you (yet very old!) options you’ve probably never heard of or tried. They are certainly worth [...]
  • Easy 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip with Homemade Graham Crackers

    Brandi Koskie
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    This time of year I find any excuse I can to invite people over. Saturday afternoon football games, Friday night TGIF-ing, or just because, Autumn feels like the most inviting season of all. Halloween night, especially. Our patio always turns in to the must-be spot for family and friends. Everyone pitches in goodies for the [...]
  • Win a Week of BistroMD Meals on Us! It’s Weight Loss That Actually Tastes Great!

    Health Buzz
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    It’s one of the best and most popular meal delivery programs around; so good that we want you to try it for free! BistroMD delivers to you ready-to-eat meals with lean proteins and satisfying sides, all portion-controlled, nutritionally balanced, and very delicious! Win a 7-Day Meal Program from BistroMD 1. LIKE our Facebook page, and [...]
  • Kim Heinz Lost 60 Pounds – “I just got tired of feeling bad about myself.”

    Dani Stone
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Standing only 5 feet tall, Kim Heinz had always been thin and petite so when she stepped on the scale and saw the number 200 looming in her not-so-distant future, she knew that she and her husband needed to get their acts together. Now, Kim is 60 pounds lighter, her tall hubby is 90 pounds [...]
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    Health in 30

  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   I recently had the honor of speaking at the PIAA International Section Conference, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” — How Threats Can Become Opportunities in Medical Liability, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was designed to allow attendees to share experiences relating to medical liability and the medical indemnity industry internationally, and it was a huge success. I was delighted to be invited to participate to speak about social media in medicine. The presentation, Social Media: Friend or Foe in 21st Century Medicine? was part…
  • LinkedIn Pulse | Empathy: Beyond a Connection

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA This is my first LinkedIn Pulse post, Empathy: Beyond a Connection.   Being a great leader means having a clear vision, mission or goal. It means being committed, and knowing how to listen and communicate, but it involves much more. It’s about having heart, empathy, and an uplifting spirit. With empathy and heart we can help our patients feel good, valued and respected. Empathy allows us to engage and empower our patients to take charge of their health and well-being. Empathy is without a doubt a connection; but in health care, it’s much more.
  • My First YouTube Video is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted Donna Hill Howes nominated the Sharecare Advisory Board for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is my first YouTube Video featuring the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. For more information on ALS, please visit The ALS Association. I call out Harry Greenspun, MD, John La Puma, MD and Dennis Michaels, Esq.     #IceBucketChallenge #StrikeOutALS The ALS Association http://www.alsa.org.     Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch     Visit Healthin30     Follow Barbara on Twitter     Like Barbara on Facebook…
  • List of Health Care Social Media and Digital Influencers on Twitter

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) is a healthcare writer, public relations consultant, and digital media strategist. Marie recently compiled a list of 84 health care social media and digital influencers on Twitter. Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and it allows health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community. Health care professionals can help educate consumers, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate. This phenomenal platform gives a voice to patients and consumers, and it helps start the conversation with…
  • What is a Medical Emergency?

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1   Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year. While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to call 9-1-1. The information in this post, What is a Medical Emergency? is from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) – Emergency Care For You – and it is published with permission granted by ACEP. What…
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • 5 exercises better than reading while doing cardio

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    Shape magazine recently made a shocking statement. According to their scientists, when you do a workout on the elliptical machine that says you burned 400 calories, the TRUTH is that you burned only 300 calories. The elliptical overestimates your calorie burn by about 30%.  No wonder cardio doesn't work for fat loss. The machines LIE to you.  I hope you're not making that one big mistake and
  • For Women that want to lose weight

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    If you want to lose 5, 10, 15 pounds or more, read every word in this email.  Here's why... Everyone knows  most mainstream "diet" information is not only incorrect, but will actually make you fatter. Like it or not, the government and media dictate to us what is healthy and what isn't, yet their advice is often fraudulent, deceitful, and ultimately harmful to your health and fat loss goals.
  • Hike and Lift

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Went for a hike yesterday at Rattlesnake Point - near Toronto - with my friend and TT Client of the Year, J-Roc. The scenery reminds me of what I saw last fall when I was visiting Tuscany. It doesn't get much nicer than this in October. Today was much different...dreary and rainy, but deadlifty, too. :) The WorkoutWarmup of 200 squats and 200 pushups1A) Deadlift1B) Broad Jump2A) Bench Press 2B
  • 105 pullups

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Today was the most pullups I've ever done in a workout. It beat my record of 100 set just last week. The workout was powered by 3 teaspoons of cacao nibs and a banana taco. A banana taco is a banana and cashew butter in a coconut wrap (from http://JulianBakery.com).Somewhat like a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.Anyways...Today's bodyweight workout gave me: 430 reps105 pullups (
  • Grinding it out

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Weird day. I just didn't feel like hitting the gym, even after a day off. But I knew that if I could grind it out through a warm-up, that I would have a great session, and I did, even hitting a personal best max pushup set of 60.Total Bodyweight Reps: 550200 squats 200 pushups150 rowsAlso did barbell squats.Followed that up with a stranger than normal blender drink. I put red grapes in for
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Corn Syrup Substitutes

    Ruth LovettSmith
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    If you are dealing with a corn allergy, you may be looking for corn syrup substitutes for baking. Following are some tips on how to replace the corn syrup in any recipe.
  • Top 10 Tips for Allergy Safe Trick or Treating

    Ruth LovettSmith
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Halloween is fast approaching and is one of those holidays that makes many a food allergic parent more than nervous. I've compiled a list of tips to help you enjoy a safe evening - worry free.
  • Peanut Free Candy Corn – Egg Free Candy Corn Recipe

    Ruth LovettSmith
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Each and every year the search is on for many food allergy sufferers for peanut free candy corn and/or egg free candy corn. Some brands are made in a peanut free facility but contain egg, some brands do not contain egg but are made on shared equipment with nuts, and many brands do not declare ...
  • Peanut Oil and Tree Nut Oil in Skin Care Products

    Ruth LovettSmith
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you are dealing with a peanut allergy or a tree nut allergy, you may be wondering if skin care products containing peanut oil or nut oils are safe.
  • Serenity Foods: Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Mixes

    Ruth LovettSmith
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Serenity Foods is a gluten free and allergy friendly company that specializes in a variety of baking mixes.
 
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Figures Don't Lie But Liars Figure––Will There Be Some Obamacare Rate Shock in 2015?

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Hanging around actuaries as long as I have one of the old sayings I picked up was, "Figures don't lie, but liars figure." I have read one story after another this summer and fall about the modest Obamacare rates increases––or decreases––for 2015. On this blog you have also seen me write about the complex way the 2015 Obamacare rates will hit people particularly because of the impact the changes
  • Obamacare is in Hiding Until After the Election

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    How our government is obstructing facts about your health insurance until after the election. Read my op-ed in Monday's USA Today
  • The Most Transparent Administration Puts a Gag Order on HealthCare.gov Testing

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    With the second Obamacare open-enrollment beginning on November 15th, the enrollment system's testing begins with insurance companies this week. Of course, last year the enrollment system testing was a real mess resulting in a humiliating Obamacare launch for the administration. Up until now I wasn't expecting any major problems with HealthCare.gov's consumer enrollment system given all of the
  • One Year Later: The Affordable Care Act's Launch on October 1, 2013––So How Did it Go?

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Here unedited is what I posted on September 29, 2013: The Affordable Health Care Act's Launch On October 1st––So How Did it Go? Unavoidably, that will be the big question come Tuesday. But there will be much more to it than that. A 180-Day Open Enrollment––Not a One-Day Open Enrollment What happens on the first day, for good or bad, will constitute only a tiny percentage of the open
  • The "7.3 Million"

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    The administration finally released the Obamacare enrollment count this week. Like everything else about their scorekeeping we got a number. Just one number. A number that was conveniently better than we had expected. And, we got no real context for the number or any of the back-up information. I thought this quote in a Politico article was telling: The figure is complex to unravel. The number
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    InsureBlog

  • Can I Charge Interest?

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    One of my clients dropped their employer sponsored insurance plan effective May 1, 2014. This forced 21 of their employees (including the owners) to find individual coverage. We met and worked with all of them to secure coverage either off the exchange or through goodluck.gov. In another month we will perform this exercise in patience once again. To really do a good job for our clients this process is frustrating, complex, and time consuming.It's even more frustrating for me though when one of the insurance companies still hasn't paid my commissions yet.For the…
  • VaderCare? "Pray I don't alter it any further"

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    As the Halbig saga slogs on, the industry itself is moving forward:"[I]nsurance companies offering plans on HealthCare.gov this year had a new clause inserted into their contracts ... that allows them to cancel plans if federal premium subsidies are eliminated."Hunh.Now why do you suppose that Ms Burntwell and her minions might agree to that?It isn't very difficult to connect the dots.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Another Ebola Insurance update

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    Well, the more the merrier! This latest comes to us via email from Medical Mutual of Ohio:"All fully insured and self-funded health plans administered by Medical Mutual Mutual and Mutual Health Services will cover treatment for Ebola as if it were any other illness, subject to terms and conditions of the member’s plan."This is crucial language: it means that items like isolation and special travel arrangements are likely covered. On the other hand:"[W]e do not have specific information about treatments considered “unproven,” experimental or investigational, such as plasma transfusions…
  • Blue Cross Wrist Slap

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Received this via email:"The ruling confirms last year's judgment by a federal court in Detroit, which found that BCBSM collected millions of dollars in hidden fees over a nearly 20-year period from the  employee health plan for Hi-Lex Controls, Inc. and Hi-Lex America, Inc."Over the years, we've blogged on the Blues' various legal travails more than once (most recently here). It's nice to see one that's actually "gone the distance," though.The case at hand actually took 3 years to wend its way to SCOTUS, but it's apparently not the last:"The Hi-Lex matter is the first of nearly fifty…
  • Have Faith (and Insurance)!

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    For the past 14 or so years, I've participated in a healing prayer group with some friends. We meet weekly and pray for the health of folks running the gamut from broken limbs to terminal illnesses. The one hard-and-fast rule we have is that the person for whom we're praying must know that we are praying for him (or her) and must have given us explicit permission to do so (there are exceptions, of course: someone in a coma is unlikely to meet those criteria for a while).That rule is because we believe that the key to our efforts is that we are connected to and with the folks on the list. To…
 
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    Health Business Blog

  • Innovation at Aetna: Podcast interview with Michael Palmer, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer

    dewe67
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hbdew0020-david-e-williams-interviews-michael-palmer-from-aetna.mp3 Michael Palmer, Aetna’s Chief Innovation & Digital Officer Michael Palmer, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer at Aetna, will deliver a keynote address (Leading Innovation in a Connected World) tomorrow at the Partners Connected Health Symposium in Boston. I caught up with him today to get his perspectives on the following topics: What innovation means for Aetna and how that differs from what it means for small companies or other industries The extent to which…
  • Minimally invasive surgery: Discussion with Covidien’s Chief Medical Officer

    dewe67
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/covidmis-10_12_14-11-47-am.m4a Dr. Mike Tarnoff, Covidien’s Chief Medical Officer Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been broadly available for well over a decade, yet penetration is widely variable. Open surgical approaches are still common for many surgeries including hysterectomy and colorectal. In this podcast interview, I asked Covidien’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mike Tarnoff to explain what’s going on with MIS adoption in the US and around the world, and what role doctors, patients, and industry should be playing.
  • Trashing Charlie Baker on outsourcing –uncalled for

    dewe67
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Charlie Baker (R), candidate for Governor of Massachusetts The mud-slinging continues in the campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. This time Democrat Martha Coakley is attacking Republican Charlie Baker for outsourcing jobs when he was CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care back in 1999. This is on top of the previous accusations of “raising premiums, cutting coverage for seniors, and tripling his own salary to $1.7 million.” It’s an unfair attack. Baker should be praised instead. Harvard Pilgrim’s IT systems were a mess in the 90s. They couldn’t pay claims in an…
  • iPad EHR Drchrono gears up for HealthKit

    dewe67
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Apple’s HealthKit and Drchrono’s OnPatient will work together Drchrono bills itself as the “original mobile EHR built for the iPad.” With that in mind, I decided to ask the company’s co-founder and COO, Daniel Kivatinos for his thoughts on Apple’s entry into the healthcare space with its new Health app and HealthKit development tool. Here are my questions and his replies: What is drchrono? How is it different and better than other EHRs? Drchrono was the first to develop a native EHR solution for the iPad and Google Glass. Our technology is disruptive in…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Managed Care Matters

    dewe67
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The latest edition of the Health Wonk Review blog carnival is posted at Managed Care Matters. As usual, host Joe Paduda does a great job synthesizing the best of the health wonkosphere.  
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Health Worker Nonchalance About Ebola?

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The Ebola virusRecent reports of two nurses becoming infected with Ebola begs the question of whether they were lax in following infection-control protocols. Even if that's true (and it may not be) the bigger mystery is healthcare community's apparent nonchalance. TV's talking heads are generally not alarmed. NBC medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman reportedly snuck out to get some take-out food. Experts at the CDC apparently okayed one mildly feverish nurse's request that she be allowed to travel.What gives?First off, how does…
  • Associations. Correlations. Inferences. Signals. Yes, That's Big Data

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    America's corporate Directors celebrate big dataThe Population Health Blog's recent travels recently included a speaking gig at the just concluded National Association of Corporate Directors ("NACD") annual conference meeting.  It was part of a panel discussion focusing on health care innovation that was ably moderated by tech guru John Hotta.The PHB's educational mission was to enable the persons who serve on Boards of Directors understand how "big data" is going to change health care.  After giving its standard definition (the use of large, disparate and unrelated data sets to…
  • Version 1 Care Management to Prevent Hospital Readmission Fails (Unsurprisingly)

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Does this high profile randomized study "prove" that telephone follow-up of recently discharged inpatients fails to prevent readmissions?  Should hospital leaders reconsider care management programs aimed at reducing readmissions?Hardly, says the Population Health Blog.Here's how the study was designed:To be eligible, patients had to be aged 55 or older and without mental illness or serious cancer. They also had to be able to use a telephone. If the patient and their doctor agreed, patients were then randomly assigned to either:1) "usual" care that consisted of a pre-discharge…
  • Two Additional Reasons Why Health App Adoption is Bound to Grow

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The Population Health Blog is avidly learning about health apps for patients.  As described here, half of U.S adults now own a smartphone, half of them use them to obtain health information and approximately a fifth have at least one health app loaded on their device.  Regular PHB readers are well aware of the potential for health apps, including lay-person education, the promotion of consumer behavior change, increased consumer-provider connectivity with greater access to care, better medication compliance as well as medication reconciliation, increased self-care, greater…
  • The Most Interesting Man In the World Teaches the PHB about the Medical Home

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Population Health Blog isn't sure why its Twitter account was targeted by the Dos Equis ads about the exploits of "the world's most interesting man." Tweets on how "His grandmother uses his family recipes!" and "Fish fight for his bait!" tempted the PHB succumb to Twitter followership.Which naturally prompted the debonair PHB to ponder the exploits of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). To wit:The White House wants to throw the bus under the PCMH.Health insurers like it when the PCMH loses money.The PCMH sues malpractice attorneys.Ezekiel Emanuel wants be enrolled in a PCMH…
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? Implications for Healthcare? [Snippet]

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? Implications for Healthcare? Q. What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? A.  “Network Orchestrators” Source: Dion Hinchcliffe, presentation at Salesforce Dreamforce conference, October 14, 2014 Where are there opportunities for “network orchestrators” in healthcare? • ACOs • Patient centered medical homes • High-value health insurance networks • Care management/population health management vendors & implementers • Health information exchange networks •…
  • BCBSIL Refuses to Negotiate Jointly With “Affiliated” Providers. Now What?

    Vince Kuraitis
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Tensions between health plans and care providers have taken an fascinating turn in Chicago. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is refusing to allow care providers “affiliated” through a clinical integration agreement to negotiate contracts jointly. The ramifications for future network contracts are significant and could play out very differently in other health care markets. Background In February 2014 Advocate Health Care and Silver Cross Hospital announced a clinical integration affiliation agreement. Advocate is the state’s largest hospital network and Silver…
  • Penguins are Jumping…Payment Reform is Leaping!

    Vince Kuraitis
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    …(The) 2014 National Scorecard on Payment Reform tells us 40 percent of commercial sector payments to doctors and hospitals now flow through value-oriented payment methods, defined as payment methods designed to improve quality and reduce waste. This is a dramatic increase since 2013 when the figure was just 11 percent. Suzanne Delbanco, Executive Director of CPR, in the Health Affairs blog. I’ve written before about what economists call “The Penguin Problem” — No one moves unless everyone moves, so no one moves. The healthcare Payment Penguin Problem goes something like…
  • Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Last week Apple held a huge media event to announce forthcoming products, including the iPhone 6, 6+ and Apple Watch.  Many of us in the healthcare world had been sitting on the edge our seats, hopefully awaiting news detailing Apple’s broader strategy in entering healthcare.  We were disappointed — no mention of Apple HealthKit, no doctors on the main stage, only a few teasers about how the Watch might be used in fitness and health monitoring. Apple is a consumer technology company, and it’s natural to think that their efforts in healthcare will be aimed directly at…
  • Health Data Privacy Shouldn’t Mean “Stuff your health information in your mattress” [Quote]

    Vince Kuraitis
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Our focus has been to figure out how to accommodate the 5% of patients that get their peace of mind knowing that they have absolute control of every piece of their data. Our focus really should be on the 95% that get their peace of mind knowing that when they show up in the ER, all of their data will be there. Lawrence Garber MD, Internist/Medical Director for Informatics, Reliant Medical Group. Comment at ONC JASON Task Force, July 2014. Permalink: e-caremanagement.com/?p=3815   The post Health Data Privacy Shouldn’t Mean “Stuff your health information in your…
 
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Health Wonk Review – the falling leaves edition

    Louise
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Welcome to the Falling Leaves edition of the Health Wonk Review!  Grab your pumpkin-flavored whatever and pull up a chair – we’ve got lots of good stuff from the health wonks this week.  The election is coming – don’t forget to vote! – and so is open enrollment, so there’s lots to talk about when […] The post Health Wonk Review – the falling leaves edition appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Health Wonk Review – The…
  • Colorado’s Senate Candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner on Contraceptives

    Louise
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Mark Udall and Cory Gardner are in a tight senate race right now, and one of the issues that has come up in several ads is contraception.  Here’s what women in Colorado  need to know about the two candidates and how their positions would impact our access to contraceptives: Udall supports the ACA.  One of […] The post Colorado’s Senate Candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner on Contraceptives appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Contraceptive Coverage And…
  • Weekend reading from the health wonks

    Louise
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    In case you missed this week’s excellent Health Wonk Review, be sure to head over to Managed Care Matters for a little weekend reading.  Joe Paduda has put together a great collection of health policy articles.  Healthcare reform has been heavily partisan for the last several years (decades, really – remember the Clintons’ efforts to […] The post Weekend reading from the health wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Weekend reading from some great…
  • Connect for Health Colorado getting more user-friendly

    Louise
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Connect for Health Colorado has been one of the most successful exchanges in the country during the first year of operation.  The exchange had enrolled nearly 146,000 people in private plans as of the end of August, and Colorado’s uninsured rate dropped by six percentage points from the end of 2013 to mid-2014. But despite […] The post Connect for Health Colorado getting more user-friendly appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Connect for Health Colorado Updates On…
  • Weekend reading from some great health wonks

    Louise
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    Have you scrolled through the latest Health Wonk Review yet?  Billy Wynne hosted this week over at Healthcare Lighthouse, and his “Thank God It’s Recess” edition is excellent. A few articles were particularly interesting to me.  At the National Center for Policy Analysis, John R. Graham wrote about how the second open enrollment is going […] The post Weekend reading from some great health wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Summer Reading…
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Wearables

    Jason Shafrin
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    PwC just released a report on wearable technology. Some findings from the health field include: More than 80% of consumers said an important benefit of wearable technology is its potential to make health care more convenient. Consumers have not yet embraced wearable health technology in large numbers, but they’re interested. More than 80 percent of consumers said an important benefit of wearable technology is its potential to make health care more convenient. Companies hoping to exploit this nascent interest will have to create affordable products offering greater value for both users and…
  • The cost of Informal Elder Care

    Jason Shafrin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Many adults spend significant time caring for sick, elderly parents.  What is the cost of providing this informal care?  Would it be better to have family members outsource the care to formal caregivers? A paper by Chari, Engberg, Ray and Mehrotra (2014) attempt to answer this question.  They use data from the  American Time Use Survey (ATUS), a time motion survey that tracks how individuals spend their day.  The opportunity cost of care is calculated s the product of the time spent providing care for an elderly parent and their wage.  For non-working adults, wages are imputed based…
  • Do travel bans work?

    Jason Shafrin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:12 pm
    According to Vox, the answer is ‘no’.  The reason isn’t because travel bans don’t work in theory; it is because in practice travel bans  are never perfectly enforceable and thus may cause more harm than they help. But there’s a very clear problem with using a travel ban to stop Ebola: it renders useless the two best methods we have for stopping Ebola. Determined people will find ways to cross borders anyway, and if they don’t go through airports or they lie about where they came from, health officials can’t track their movements. The article uses…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The new complex patient. Egg futures. Price transparency. NHS on strike. The HMO backlash. Ebola and airline stock prices. End of the war on drugs?
  • Cancer Care Myths

    Jason Shafrin
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Below are excerpts from a recent Health Affairs paper by Goldman and Philipson (2014): Myth #1: The War on Cancer has been a failure.  Survival rates for all cancers increased by almost four years during the period 19882000. Myth 2: Detection, Not Treatment, Accounts For Most Of The Survival Gains.  During 19882000 almost 80 percent of the aforementioned survival gains were attributable to improvements in treatment, with the remaining 20 percent attributable to better detection. Myth 3: Treatment Costs Are Unsustainable. …the focus should be on the price of health, not the price of…
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Ebola, Workers Comp, worker safety & other insurance considerations: an A to Z industry round up

    Julie Ferguson
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    What's the verdict on Ebola and workers' comp? We've gathered a roundup of what industry leaders are saying on this topic, as well as broader insurance issues. While Ebola and workers comp claims might be a relatively negligible issue, the larger issue of protecting workers from infectious disease is always one worth considering. Plus, there are other ways that Ebola...
  • Cavalcade of Risk #219

    Julie Ferguson
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Russell Hutchinson has posted the 219th edition of Cavalcade of Risk at moneyblog. Catch up on various risk-related issues, including reports from New Zealand. Russell is our ongoing global correspondent!...
  • And The Winner Is.....

    Tom Lynch
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    California! Again! Early this week, Oregon's Department of Consumer and Business Services published its biannual rankings of state workers' comp costs (by the way, did you know that "biannual" means both twice a year and once every two years? English is a funny language). Kudos to Jay Dotter and Mike Manley for once again separating the wheat from the chaff....
  • For the latest Health Wonk Review, go see Joe

    Julie Ferguson
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Joe Paduda has posted this week's Health Wonk Review at Managed Care Matters. In keeping with the overall mission of HWR, he says that there's "lots of health policy stuff, all right here!" While at Joe's blog, also check out his post on drug formularies . He makes the case that despite progress that payers and PBMs have made in...
  • Cavalcade of Risk #218

    Julie Ferguson
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    David Williams hosts this weeks Cavalcade of Risk #218 at Health Business Blog - check it out!...
 
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    Health Care Renewal

  • InformaticsMD in Podcast by Neil Versel

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Neil Versel is a journalist specializing in health IT, mobile health, patient safety, quality of care and the business of healthcare.  He is a prolific writer of the web site Meaningful HIT News and others (http://www.informationweek.com/author-bio.asp?author_id=690).He interviewed me recently for a podcast on health IT safety.The podcast can be accessed here:  http://www.meaningfulhitnews.com/2014/10/20/podcast-scot-silverstein-talks-health-it-safety-risks/Readers of this blog will recognize many familiar themes. 1:10 How this interest came about3:05 His blogging3:45 His 11 points…
  • Judy Faulkner and EPIC, Show us your EHR screens

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    At "Congressional committee releases timeline detailing how Presbyterian treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan", Dallas News, Oct. 17, 2014 there is a link that provides acccess to documents released by the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee.These documents address the EHR issues in the care of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan I wrote of at my Oct. 2, 2014 post "Did Electronic Medical Record-mediated problems contribute to or cause the current Dallas Ebola scare?" (http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2014/10/did-electronic-medical-record-mediated.html) and others:…
  • Are Million Dollar Plus Business Trained Managers the Right People to Lead Health Care in the Time of Ebola?

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    You can guess my opinion on the answer.Introduction News and opinions about Ebola virus are swirling around the US, fueled by a tragic epidemic in West Africa, and fears that more infections could appear here.  On October 6, 2014, I posted my concerns that despite a tremendous amount of confidence expressed by government officials and health care leaders, our dysfunctional health care system might have trouble containing Ebola virus.  Less than two weeks later, my concerns do not seem so extreme.  The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola virus in the US has died.  Two…
  • If we had a widespread outbreak of virulent, drug-resistant Bubonic Plague in another country, would we ban travel from that country to ours?

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Bubonic plague is known to have killed massive numbers of people in the 6th century and after (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague).... The first recorded epidemic ravaged the Byzantine Empire during the sixth century, and was named the Plague of Justinian after emperor Justinian I, who was infected but survived through extensive treatment.The epidemic is estimated to have killed approximately 50 million people in the Roman Empire alone. Of course, epidemiology was not understood then - or even the nature of infectious disease.  ... Bubonic plague is an infection of the lymphatic…
  • The Mystery of the Discharged Ebola Patient - Where is Sherlock Holmes When We Need Him?

    9 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    As discussion, if not outright panic, about Ebola infections increases in the US, it is still hard to figure out what heath care professionals and the health care system need to do to protect patients and the public in a very changed world.One pressing question is how to identify people at risk of having the infection so as to best care for them, and to protect the public from further spread of the infection, without swamping the health care system, needlessly reducing civil liberties, or spreading further panic. To better answer question, better understanding why the first patient who was…
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    Health in 30

  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   I recently had the honor of speaking at the PIAA International Section Conference, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” — How Threats Can Become Opportunities in Medical Liability, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was designed to allow attendees to share experiences relating to medical liability and the medical indemnity industry internationally, and it was a huge success. I was delighted to be invited to participate to speak about social media in medicine. The presentation, Social Media: Friend or Foe in 21st Century Medicine? was part…
  • LinkedIn Pulse | Empathy: Beyond a Connection

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA This is my first LinkedIn Pulse post, Empathy: Beyond a Connection.   Being a great leader means having a clear vision, mission or goal. It means being committed, and knowing how to listen and communicate, but it involves much more. It’s about having heart, empathy, and an uplifting spirit. With empathy and heart we can help our patients feel good, valued and respected. Empathy allows us to engage and empower our patients to take charge of their health and well-being. Empathy is without a doubt a connection; but in health care, it’s much more.
  • My First YouTube Video is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted Donna Hill Howes nominated the Sharecare Advisory Board for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is my first YouTube Video featuring the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. For more information on ALS, please visit The ALS Association. I call out Harry Greenspun, MD, John La Puma, MD and Dennis Michaels, Esq.     #IceBucketChallenge #StrikeOutALS The ALS Association http://www.alsa.org.     Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch     Visit Healthin30     Follow Barbara on Twitter     Like Barbara on Facebook…
  • List of Health Care Social Media and Digital Influencers on Twitter

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) is a healthcare writer, public relations consultant, and digital media strategist. Marie recently compiled a list of 84 health care social media and digital influencers on Twitter. Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and it allows health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community. Health care professionals can help educate consumers, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate. This phenomenal platform gives a voice to patients and consumers, and it helps start the conversation with…
  • What is a Medical Emergency?

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1   Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year. While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to call 9-1-1. The information in this post, What is a Medical Emergency? is from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) – Emergency Care For You – and it is published with permission granted by ACEP. What…
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    Free Healthcare Magazines and Downloads from alltop.tradepub.com

  • Dedicated SharePoint at Inova Health System

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    When Inova Health System, Northern Virginia's leading not-for-profit healthcare provider needed to enable project collaboration and regulatory compliance across a large, distributed workplace they turned to Apptix. Apptix responded by setting up SharePoint Foundation with Active Directory Synchronization service for an initial pilot group which was a huge success:An affordable alternative to an in-house solutionCommunication management for 100+ users in different locationsPlans to expand SharePoint usage to additional projectsSays the Director of IT Applications – “…It has enabled…
  • The FDA are Taking Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Seriously and So Should You

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Medical devices are undergoing a technical transformation in terms of software, interconnectivity and interoperability. This increase of function comes with an increase in risk from cybersecurity threats which puts not only the patients with medical devices potentially at risk, but has wider implications for connected digital infrastructure too. The safety, security and privacy of patients must be protected and the providers of software for medical devices must work with regulators and the wider industry to ensure this.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    The Healthcare IT Toolkit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:The New Prescription for PrivacyThe Adobe EchoSign Advantage for HealthcareHIPAA Compliance, PHI and BYODTop 5 Ways to Improve Protection from Advanced ThreatsRequest Free!
  • Best Practice Guide for Implementing GLN in Trace, Chargeback & Rebate Processes

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Healthcare distributors and manufacturers rely on trading partner account information to trace sales and to apply rebates and chargebacks. Learn how standard account numbers, using the GS1 Global Location Number (GLN) and GLN Registry™, can drive cost-saving process improvements for you and your customers in our new Best Practice Guide for Implementing GLN in Trace, Chargeback & Rebate Processes. You'll also learn how the GLN Registry:Provides standardized, accurate, up-to-date location information directly from the sourceEliminates the need for customized identification of…
  • The Adobe EchoSign Advantage for Healthcare

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    As healthcare institutions face rising operational costs, more demanding compliance and security requirements, and more exacting demands from patients, they are realizing that implementing e-signature solutions can deliver a critical competitive advantage.Request Free!
 
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    DermTV

  • The Progressive Peel

    Doctor
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The Progressive Peel - http://brx.co/YVhxwI - is Dr. Schultz's six week, professional glycolic exfoliation system. It contains three glycolics - an 8% serum, 10% pads, and 15% cream - that enable you to get the highest at-home glycolic exfoliation to achieve gorgeous, glowing skin, without redness or irritation. In today's episode, Dr. Schultz explains what The Progressive Peel is, how it works, and why he created it. YouTube Embed:  MqNkw_fBCQ0
  • Do You Need to Wear Sunscreen in an Airplane

    Doctor
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    A new study has shown that pilots and flight attendants are at a higher risk for melanoma than those of the general population. But what about frequent fliers? And do you need to wear sunscreen in an airplane? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz answers those questions. YouTube Embed:  7dXNZNON61w
  • A Spotty Rash: Tinea Versicolor

    Doctor
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Notice spots all of your upper body? Well then you might just have one of the most common rashes, Tinea Versicolor. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses what Tinea Versicolor is, how to treat it, and most importantly, how to make sure it never comes back. YouTube Embed:  U3wv2xV1DmI
  • DermTV Viewer Questions - September 2014

    Doctor
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Welcome to DermTV Viewer Questions for September 2014. In this month’s episode, Dr. Schultz answers questions from YouTube viewers @kimber Jane Blake, @Jake Mak Woon Chong, @Maria Li, and @Peoneemoull Pech, and DermTV.com viewers Pratty, Karen, Lanny and Wendy. Topics include: combing sunscreen with an exfoliant, order of application, over-exfoliating, acne treatments, changing skincare products every day, sunscreen sprays, applying products before bedtime, eliminating brown spots, and more! YouTube Embed:  eSkCRCdXdRc
  • Viviscal, The New Dietary Supplement for Female Hair Loss

    Doctor
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    A new dietary supplement for the regrowth of hair in women - Viviscal - has been gaining in popularity and use. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses the new Viviscal hair regrowth study. YouTube Embed:  Ao-1kONh_As
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Immunizations for 30-40 Year Olds

    Barbara Hales, M.D.
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    An immunization is the process of acquiring protection from disease. This is achieved by receiving vaccines, which provide immunity from disease. These are administered by injections, orally or by aerosol. The following immunizations should be done in the 30-40-year age range: Flu vaccination (influenza)- Annually Hemophilis Influenzae: One or 3 doses One if – sickle cell […]
  • Top 5 Health Concerns for 30-40 Year Olds

    Barbara Hales, M.D.
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Generally speaking, when you’re in your 30s-40s your body is in good health. It’s important during these years to keep up with a healthy routine, including regular doctor’s appointments, to stay on top of any health issues that may arise. Below are the top 5 health concerns that you should be aware of if you’re […]
  • 11 Qualifying Events for Health Insurance Changes (After Open Enrollment)

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Open enrollment is the time each year consumers typically change their health benefits. But life, itself, happens outside of a 2-3 week window. Several events – both those that are anticipated and those that aren’t – can qualify you for a “change in life” status that allows you to change your health insurance. Note that […]
  • Health Guide for 30-40 Year Olds

    Barbara Hales, M.D.
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Health screenings or tests find diseases before symptoms appear and enable treatment before the condition gets out of hand. This is why it is so important for checkups and preventative care. The following health guide is geared especially for those aged 30-40. The guidelines are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force but can […]
  • Affordable Care Act- One Year Later

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Fact: Forty-eight million Americans had no healthcare insurance at the end of 2012. One year after the Affordable Care Act was put in place, we need to ask whether the law is living up to it’s promise of providing better access to affordable care. So where are we now? Is medical care more affordable, as well as accessible? […]
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • Striving for that A+ (show your students a “composite submission”)

    Dean Giustini
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    As an adjunct faculty member, I am often asked by student librarians to provide examples of what I believe to be submissions that reach the highest level of excellence. Here (below) is a composite of several outstanding submissions for the third assignment in my LIBR534class. The answers indicate clear logic/ approaches to consulting sources of information and providing important rationale to complete the process.  ….Feedback welcome! Dean LIBR534 Reference Assignment III 2014 from Dean Giustini
  • October is National Medical Librarians Month

    Dean Giustini
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Each October in the US is National Medical Librarians Month. See the Medical Library Association’s web site for ideas to promote your library and download a poster:  This year’s theme is:”Critical Knowledge for Challenging Times.” To recognize Medical Librarians Month, and the critical resources and services you provide to your institution MLA is offering a $1500 travel scholarship to Austin, Texas for the 2015 MLA Conference for travel costs including: flight, hotel, and per diem. Write a brief article about how you, as a librarian, have made a difference by answering one or more of…
  • Canada needs better coordination for health information

    Dean Giustini
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    A special thanks to Lee-Anne Ufholz, the President of CHLA/ABSC, for her quotes in the following news stories: E-library for docs ($800,000 federal infusion fails to create a data base accessible to all doctors) http://www.lfpress.com/2014/09/07/an-800000-federal-infusion-failed-to-create-a-data-base-accessible-to-all-doctors  http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2014/09/07/an-800000-federal-infusion-failed-to-create-a-data-base-accessible-to-all-doctors How Norway’s innovative library made high-quality health information free for everyone…
  • CAPAL | ACBAP News & Update August 2014

    Dean Giustini
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Thank you for your support of the work of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians / Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels. After our first successful AGM at Congress 2014 at Brock University this summer, we have been actively pursuing a number of projects: Save the Date for CAPAL/ACBAP 2015 (Ottawa May 30th to June 5th 2015) Congress 2015 will take place at the University of Ottawa from May 30 to June 5 in Ottawa, Ontario. Registration will begin in January 2015. CAPAL/ACBAP will hold its second conference at Congress 2015 in Ottawa.
  • Endorse the ‘Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature’

    Dean Giustini
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Read the Pisa Declaration Or, sign the declaration …. I recently had the pleasure of talking to Dominic Farace who is the Director at GreyNet International, and someone I have known as a librarian interested in the issues affecting the access and dissemination of grey literature. In early 2014, Farace et al developed an important new document and policy entitled the Pisa Declaration on Policy Development for Grey Literature. Some of the key points or issues discussed in the Pisa Declaration are: Open access to grey lit: librarians can make a commitment to open access to the grey…
 
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    Better Health

  • EMRs And The Dangers Of Digital Dependency And Drop-Down Medicine

    Dr. Val Jones
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Electronic medical records (EMRs) now play a part in the daily documentation routine for most physicians. While improvements in access to patient data, legibility of notes, and ease of order entry are welcome enhancements, there is a significant downside to EMRs as well. Although I’ve blogged about my frustrations with nonsensical, auto-populated notes and error carry-forward, there is a more insidious problem with reliance on EMRs: digital dependency. The idea of digital dependency first occurred to me during a conversation with a young medical resident at a hospital where we share…
  • Medicare Advantage Physician Evaluator Jobs: Reality Versus Advertising At CenseoHealth

    Dr. Val Jones
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Physicians looking for part-time jobs to supplement their income may have run across advertisements for “lucrative” Medicare Advantage evaluation opportunities at CenseoHealth. Here’s a typical ad: Email not displaying correctly? Display this email in your browser Vision |  History |  Leadership |  Services |  Contact Us CenseoHealth is the leading Risk Adjustment provider for Medicare Advantage plans – with a network of more than 1,800 credentialed providers conducting over 20,000 member health evaluations a month. Due to our continued growth, we are currently…
  • Why I Still Don’t Hate Being A Doctor

    Dr. Val Jones
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Judging from recent articles, surveys, and blog posts, the medical profession is remarkably demoralized. Typical complaints range from “feeling like a beaten dog” to “living in humiliating servitude,” to being forced to practice “treadmill medicine.” Interestingly, the public response to these complaints is largely indifferent. The prevailing attitude (if the “comments sections” of online articles and blog posts are representative) seems to be unsympathetic: “Poor doctors, making a little less income and not being treated like gods…
  • A Cautionary Tale: Acute Hepatitis In The Rehab Unit

    Dr. Val Jones
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    I recently treated a patient who was hospitalized with paraplegia. During some routine lab testing I noticed that his liver function tests were elevated, and so I began looking for a cause. I discussed the patient’s drinking habits (he rarely drank alcohol), risks for viral hepatitis (no IV drug use or exposure to those with known hepatitis), and general medical history (nothing relevant to liver disease). I reviewed his current medication list, and found little to explain a potential drug-induced hepatitis. He denied any history of acetaminophen use. Next I ordered a hepatitis panel…
  • Five Things That Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) Can Learn From Social Media

    Dr. Val Jones
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    As a physician who openly despises many aspects of current EMRs (see “How An EMR Gave My Patient Syphilis” or “The Medical Chart: Ground Zero For The Deterioration Of Patient Care” ) I recognize that they are here to stay. And so, since we’re all stuck with these digital middlemen, I have some suggestions (based on popular social media platform functionality) for making them better. 1. Likes. Healthcare providers should be able to “vote up” an excellent note in the medical record. Let’s face it, not all doctors are equally good at documentation.
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    Medgadget

  • BITalino Helps You Build Your Own Body Monitoring Device (VIDEO)

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    It seems like nearly every week we see multiple new health and fitness trackers hitting the market. Each has some unique features intended for specific applications, whether you’re running, swimming, tracking food intake, or watching your body temperature. Yet, nearly all of them are intended for the mass market, and finding a tracker for uses and activities that are rare and unique is often impossible. What if you’re a rower and want to track your strokes or a climber looking to gauge how your arms spread the load when ascending El Capitan? You may have to build your own…
  • Koala Toco Electronics-Free Tocodynamometer for Tracking Uterine Contractions

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Tocodynamometers are used to monitor uterine contractions of women in labor. These have been around for quite some time now, but they have remained pricey, require lots of gel and regular cleanings to remain operational, and can be difficult attach. A team of researchers from University of Arkansas developed the Koala Toco, a new tocodynamometer that is cheap enough to be disposable thanks to not having any electronics within. The device is air powered, having a little chamber that compresses during a contraction. This additional pressure is detected within the “smart cable” that…
  • BostonSci’s CoverEdge Surgical Leads with 32 Contacts for More Effective Pain Control

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Boston Scientific received U.S. and European approval to bring to market the world’s first 32-contact leads, the CoverEdge 32 and CoverEdge X 32. They are compatible with the company’s Precision Spectra spinal cord neurostimulator and take advantage of Illumina 3D anatomy-based software that accurately targets nerves to suppress pain signals moving up the spine. Previously, the largest contact count was 16, as in Boston Sci’s Infinion 16 percutaneous lead. The CoverEdge 32 has a tight contact configuration, while the CoverEdge X 32 is both wider and longer, with the contacts…
  • New Trial Testing Benefits of Tablet Ultrasounds in Ambulances (VIDEO)

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Six ambulances in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area have been equipped with Samsung tablet ultrasounds to see what benefits this modality can bring when responding to medical emergencies. Since the start of July, the ultrasounds have been used 91 times in helping to assess patients in cases of trauma, internal bleeding, acute abdominal pain, and cardiac arrest. Paramedics are not expected to be able to assess everything they are seeing in the ultrasound, but physicians on call at JPS Health Network can review scans sent to them over the Trice Imaging network to help make a diagnosis and…
  • Human Intestines Grown in Mice (VIDEO)

    Editors
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Being able to grow human organs would not only be a boon for patients that may receive these to replace their diseased organs, but probably more importantly as a platform on which to study the diseases and test new drugs and therapies. Now researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have reported in journal Nature Medicine that they managed to grow human intestinal organoids (HIOs) within lab mice that were induced to grow from a single cell harvested from a patient and induced into a pluripotent stem cell. In the shorter term, the technology may soon help physicians…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish http://buff.ly/11CTRPwAre multi-dose vials less expensive?Economics are a bit complicated due to wastage with multiple vials:Single versus multi-dose vaccine vials: an economic computational modelhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20566395Most of the Western world, apart from the US, has moved on to single vials:http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/733986Whenever possible, CDC recommends that single-use vials be used and that multi-dose vials of medication be assigned to a…
  • How to Pick the Right Bedtime - select a wake up time, count back 7 hours and add 10 minutes to fall asleep

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Given the importance of a good night's sleep, how do you pick the best possible bedtime? WSJ's Heidi Mitchell and Stanford University's Dr. Rafael Pelayo discuss with Tanya Rivero.Related:What Makes A Great Bedtime? | Craig Canapari, MD http://bit.ly/1vstZzJShift workers and people who get jet lag may gain weight because they dusturb their "inside garden" (gut microbes) buff.ly/1vzaXci Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • The top 50 science stars of Twitter according to AAAS/Science. What does it mean?

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    It's nice to be on the list of The top 50 science stars of Twitter according to AAAS/Science. However, the list is based on somewhat arbitrary criteria and is meant to provoke discussion rather than to be taken seriously. What is valuable, however, are some of the quotes by scientists interviewed for the story. A selection of the quotes is posted below. The skeptic view on TwitterFact of life: Most high-performing scientists have not embraced Twitter. Why? "Highest ranking chemist considers Twitter a waste of time that he’d much prefer spending on reading, writing papers".Twitter proponents…
  • 65-yo patient received a standard-dose flu shot already this season. Should she get the high-dose shot too? Or get a second regular flu shot?

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    A 65-yo female patient received a standard-dose flu shot already this season. Should he get the high-dose shot too? Or try to get a second regular flu shot?The simple answer is no. The patients should consider herself immunized. Studies show that getting a delayed second dose doesn't necessarily increase antibody response, and there's some concern that it might actually have a negative effect on the immunity. If you've already had the regular seasonal dose, wait until next year for another dose.Image of the H1N1 Influenza Virus, CDC.From CDC's Immunize.org website:Sometimes patients age 65…
  • Why eating insects makes sense: same protein, less fat than beef, better for the planet (Economist video)

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    From The Economist: "An unusual way to boost the food supply and feed people sustainably: by eating less meat, and more insects.About 2 billion people already eat bugs. Mexicans enjoy chili-toasted grasshoppers. Thais tuck into cricket stir-fries and Ghanians snack on termites. Insects are slowly creeping onto Western menus as novelty items, but most people remain squeamish. Yet there are three reasons why eating insects makes sense.First, they are healthier than meat. There are nearly 2,000 kinds of edible insects, many of them packed with protein, calcium, fibre, iron and zinc. A small…
 
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    ScienceRoll

  • Interview on BBC Radio 5

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Last night, I was interviewed live on BBC Radio 5 about currents trends that will shape the future of medicine. You can listen to the talk here (21, October, 9:45 PM GMT). Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Real Cyborgs

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    If you want to read only one article about the world of cyborgs, choose this one. Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Featured as a Leader by Cisco in Connected Health!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    I’m honored to be featured as a leader in connected health & medicine by Cisco! In their October issue, they focus on the power of technology to transform care. Check it out! Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Practical Guide to the Future of Medicine

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    I wrote a book “The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch” to prepare everyone for the coming waves of change, to be a guide for the future of medicine that anyone can use.... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Health Affairs Web First: Noneconomic Damage Caps Reduced Medical Malpractice Payments, With Varied Effects

    Tracy Gnadinger
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    With the 2014 election weeks away, a provision of California’s Proposition 46, raising the cap on medical malpractice payments for noneconomic damages, has been in the news. This provision would increase the payment cap from $250,000 to $1.1 million. A new study, being released today by Health Affairs as a Web First, sheds light on the potential effect of this proposition. Study authors Seth A. Seabury, Eric Helland, and Anupam B. Jena looked at the impact of medical malpractice reforms on the average size of malpractice payments in several physician specialties and compared how the…
  • Implementing Health Reform: The Qualified Health Plan Federal Exchange Participation Agreement And More

    Timothy Jost
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    CMS continues to put the pieces into place that are needed for the launch of the 2015 coverage year.  On October 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released at its REGTAP.info website the certification agreement and privacy and security agreement that qualified health plan (QHP) insurers must sign with CMS to access the federally facilitated exchange (FFE), the federally facilitated SHOP (FF-SHOP), and CMS Data Services Hub.  The agreement focuses primarily on obligations that the QHP insurer undertakes to protect personally identifiable information and to ensure…
  • Enrolling College Students In Health Insurance: Lessons From California (Part 2)

    Walter Zelman
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Editor’s note: As we approach the beginning of the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, Walter Zelman describes an effort he led during last year’s initial open enrollment period to enroll students in the California State University (CSU) system in coverage. Part 1 of this post provided background on the CSU system and the enrollment effort, the CSU Health Insurance Education Project, as well as a discussion of what worked well. Part 2, below, addresses what worked less well, as well as project results, lessons and policy implications, and next steps. In…
  • The $500 Billion Medicare Slowdown: A Story About Part D

    Loren Adler and Adam Rosenberg
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    A great deal of analysis has been published on the causes of the health care spending slowdown system-wide — including in the pages of Health Affairs. Much attention in particular has focused on the remarkable slowdown in Medicare spending over the past few years, and rightfully so: Spending per beneficiary actually shrank (!) by one percent this year (or grew only one percent if one removes the effects of temporary policy changes). Yet the disproportionate role played by prescription drug spending (or Part D) has seemingly escaped notice. Despite constituting barely more than 10…
  • Resources Don’t Solve Design Flaws

    Alan Weil
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    The first three sessions of a conference I recently attended tackled some complex and important questions: How do we extend health insurance to people such as migrant and informal workers who don’t fit neatly into mainstream coverage programs? As we increase our investment in primary care, how do we assure that the performance of the primary care system is at the highest possible level? What types of evidence should we use as we make decisions in a dynamic health care system with limited opportunities for “gold standard” randomized controlled trials? These are excellent…
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    KevinMD.com

  • Do electronic devices distract students? Be careful with this study.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/skeptical-scalpel" rel="tag">Skeptical Scalpel, MD</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    After listening to a lecture, third-year students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine were surveyed about distractions by electronic devices and given a 12-question quiz. Although 65% of the students admitted to having been distracted by emails, Facebook, and/or texting during the lecture, distracted students had an average score of 9.85 correct compared to 10.444 students who said they weren’t distracted. The difference was not significant, p = 0.652. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find…
  • Ebola and the tension between bureaucracy and medical judgment

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-saurabh-jha" rel="tag">Dr. Saurabh Jha</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If another case of Ebola emanates from the unfortunate Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the root cause analysts might mount their horses, the Six Sigma black belts will skydive and the safety champions will tunnel their way clandestinely to rendezvous at the sentinel place. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Treating hepatitis C with Sovaldi: Is it worth it?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-kirsch" rel="tag">Michael Kirsch, MD</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    One catch phrase in health care reform is cost-effectiveness.  To paraphrase, this label means that a medical treatment is worth the price.  For example, influenza vaccine, or flu shot, is effective in reducing the risk of influenza infection.  If the price of each vaccine were $1,000, it would still be medically effective, but it would no longer be cost-effective considering that over 100 million Americans need the vaccine. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Nurses also have to confront to costs of care

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/caroline-smith" rel="tag">Caroline Smith, RN</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As I finish my post-operative care routine for my 9-day-old patient, I notice that the cerebral oximetry machine is not picking up a strong signal. Despite troubleshooting, I am unable to figure out how to fix the problem, and I head to the Pixus to get a new sensor. Unfortunately, this one does not work either, and we must use a smaller sensor to pick up an adequate signal on this very sick baby. As I meticulously apply the sensor, a nurse jokingly chides me, “Don’t worry, those only cost $200 a pop.” I must look horrified, because another nurse turns to me. “That’s only a tiny…
  • After a child leaves for college, the music changes

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/abigail-schildcrout" rel="tag">Abigail Schildcrout, MD</a>
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recently, my eldest son came home from college for a couple of days. Our home was in perfect harmony and rhythm. The duets (and quartets, if you count us parents) that had played over the prior month-and-a-half were once again trios and quintets. Five or six hands on the piano at a time. The clear brass joining in again with the bright woodwind and the deep bass. The voices in song with layers of harmony at the Friday night dinner table. The rhythmic click-click-click of the ping pong ball coming from the basement and the smooth, beautiful sounds of conversation and laughter late into the…
 
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    James Clear

  • Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

    James Clear
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful. Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to spend his time each day. From a monetary perspective, you could say that he manages his time better than anyone else. And that’s why the story below, which was shared directly from Buffett’s employee to my good friend Scott Dinsmore, caught my attention. Let’s talk about the simple…
  • Behavior Multipliers: 4 Reasonable Ways to Achieve Overnight Success

    James Clear
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Most of the time, I think our constant quest to achieve faster results is a trap. We get so obsessed on the goal that we forget that the system is what matters. We get so obsessed with the outcome that we overlook the repetitions we need to do to get there. We become so focused on the short-term results that we forget to build the long-term habits that make the real difference. However, there are a few strategies—four of them at least—that will actually accelerate the results you enjoy without ignoring the importance of building better habits. I call these strategies…
  • The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

    James Clear
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before. About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. They were in the middle of a massive national campaign and preparing for a major brand launch. My professor was leading the operation. For almost two months prior to the launch day, he was flying all over the country to strike up buzz with major partners and media companies. While criss-crossing…
  • Threshold Theory: How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?

    James Clear
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    How smart do you have to be to succeed? What about to become a creative genius? Did Picasso and Mozart use superhuman intelligence to create their masterpieces? And similarly… How intelligent do you need to be to become a successful entrepreneur? How good does your training program need to be to become an elite athlete? How perfect does your weight loss program need to be to burn fat? These are questions that we don’t often ask ourselves, but they are built into our beliefs and actions about many phases of life. We often think that the reason we aren’t succeeding is because…
  • “Email is Where Keystrokes Go to Die.”

    James Clear
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft employee and productivity expert, was speaking about effectiveness on stage. And he was ready to make a simple, but important point. “Email is where keystrokes go to die,” he said. “You have a finite number of keystrokes left in your hands before you die.” [1, 2] His point was clear: Every keystroke you type is one stroke closer to your last. And because every keystroke counts the same, why spend so many of those keystrokes answering emails that 1 person will read and then never look at again, when you could be using those same keystrokes…
 
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    Dr. Wes

  • Reviewing The Regulators

    DrWes
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    In 1990 the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) changed their requirements for physician board certification from a voluntary life-long designation and educational process to a time-limited designation lasting 10 years.  This decision to require repeated testing, the public was told, was based on data from a single highly flawed
  • What Signs Would Bureaucrats and Regulators Hold Up?

    DrWes
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Nice to see front-line health care workers finding their voice. I wonder what signs our health care bureaucrats and regulators would hold up? -Wes
  • The Last Reprogramming

    DrWes
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    He had called the other day to update me up on his condition.  He did not sound upset, but resolute.  "They offered me peritoneal dialysis," he said, "but I decided against it and figured I'd just let nature take its course.  The hospice people are so wonderful - I've got things all set here at home, but I have two questions.  What should I do about my warfarin?  You know, I just don't want to
  • Time Lapse: Pacemaker Implantation Table Setup

    DrWes
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Oh, the wonders of Apple's iOS8!  Now there's no excuse for slow room turnovers: Yeah, I can see all kinds of applications for time lapse photography, especially when it comes to improving my productivity... -Wes
  • Case Study: What They Don't Teach You in EP Fellowship

    DrWes
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    These days, pacemakers and defibrillators are often interrogated via a home-monitoring system that uploads information contained in the implanted cardiac devices automatically to a central server so it can be accessed by physicians remotely.  This feature was added to most defibrillators after the rash of recalls struck the industry in 2005-6.  Not only can the information be uploaded electively
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    Summer Tomato

  • Goals are for Losers: The Life-Changing Advice No One Tells You

    Darya Rose
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Bronski Beat When I was a dieter I always had a goal. Many goals. “I want to weigh 120 pounds.” “I want to be a size 2.” “I want to eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs every day.” I thought if I achieved these goals I would be happy. But the truth was that as long as I had these goals, I was frustrated. I consider myself lucky that as a female I never confused my weight loss struggles with my self-worth. That is, I knew I didn’t need to be skinny to be a good scientist or a worthy girlfriend. But it was incredibly irritating to me that I was…
  • The Easiest Way to Make Spectacular Gluten-Free Bread at Home

    Darya Rose
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Gluten-Free Girl’s baguettes I’m currently in the air at 35,00 feet flying from Austin to Detroit. I had the honor this past weekend to speak about how to Eat Clean at the Prevention R3 Summit, and am on my way to speak at Brand Camp 2014. It’s difficult not to be inspired by all the brilliant people in these two worlds––health and tech––putting all their energy and talents into making the planet a better place to live. In the health world we are already lightyears ahead of where we were when I was growing up. Instead of talking about fat, calories and carbs, this…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week how to preserve your aging brain, vegetables are the new bacon, and how to stay motivated to achieve your goals. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect…
  • Foodist Approved: Curried Roasted Roots with Chickpeas

    Elyse Kopecky
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    curried roasted roots with chickpeas Roasting vegetables is one of those magical techniques that require very little work to bring out the best of flavors. This time of year just about any hearty vegetable you find at the farmers market, from comforting roots to delectable squash, will shine brighter with a little roasting love. Line a tray with parchment paper, pile onto it colorful chopped vegetables, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on your favorite seasonings including a generous toss of salt, let your oven work its magic and you’ve got a culinary masterpiece in the works. In this…
  • A Tale of Two Parents: A Personal Story

    Darya Rose
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dad, Mom and Baby If she were alive, my mom would have turned 62 years old this week. No matter how hard I try I can’t picture her looking older, and not just because it’s been 10 years since I’ve seen her. Even on her 52nd birthday she hardly had a wrinkle on her face, nor did I ever see her with a single gray hair. She spent hours in the gym each week, had legs most 30-year olds would kill for, and felt perfectly at home in spandex and bikinis––the smaller the better. She loved organic vegetables, avoided the drive-thru and always took her multivitamins. Although my…
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • How Zinc Fights Infection

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    22 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Many of you have probably tried a zinc cold lozenge in hopes of fighting off a cold, and now a new bit of research in the journal Cell Reports may explain how this essential, relatively simple mineral might work. The study, led by Daren Knoell who is a professor of pharmacy and internal medicine at Ohio Statue University uncovered just how zinc works to balance the immune systems response to infection, tapping the brakes (so to speak) to prevent out of control inflammation. On the cellular level zinc stops the activity of a protein that plays a key role in our natural immune response to…
  • Detect Signs Of Nutrient Deficiency

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    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our bodies are amazing… they can sometimes tell us when something’s wrong before a doctor can confirm it with tests. If you start to see a change in your own body… in your hair, your nails, your skin or even your energy level… this could be a signal from your body that a vital nutrient is missing from your diet. Some of the signs your body might give you… Unhealthy looking nails Healthy strong nails are a sign of good overall health and strong immunity. What you don’t want to see on nail surfaces are white spots (injury), raised ridges, an inward curve or…
  • The News About The Gut Brain Connection

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    20 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    It’s a fascinating concept… the trillions of tiny microorganisms in our own digestive tract may be sending signals to the brain that influence how we think and behave. Interesting too that close to 70% of our immune cells also reside in our digestive tract and are constantly circulating through the body. Science has moved = from studying pathogenic bacteria (the kind that make us sick) to working to understand more about the beneficial organisms that are naturally part of our body. The gut/brain connection is a compelling new area of study where experts have come to recognize that…
  • Bad News For The Instant Noodles Lovers

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    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    They’re affordable, tasty and easy to make… but eating lots of instant noodles can also bring some serious consequences to your health. In fact, a new study appearing in The Journal of Nutrition finds that eating lots of instant noodles may up the risk of a condition known as cardiometabolic syndrome that can lead to stroke, heart disease or diabetes. Asian populations eat lots of instant noodles, so a Baylor University team relied on diet information taken from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey IV (2007-2009) on 11,000 subjects ranging in age from 19 to…
  • Prediabetes Ups Cancer Risk By 15%

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    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Cancer is a terrible, life altering, vicious disease, one you’d like to avoid if you can. Now there’s a new meta-analysis including 16 research studies (with nearly 900,000 subjects) that finds prediabetes may up the risk of being diagnosed with cancer by a startling 15%. Prior to this study the link between cancer risk and prediabetes was controversial; to address this the team conducted a rigorous meta analysis using studies from Asia, the US, Europe and even Africa. The current work appears in Diabetologia and finds that no matter which definition of prediabetes used, –…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • How do Sherpaa doctors practice medicine?

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Sherpaa’s full-time doctors who work exclusively for us have a very efficient, and innovative, way of solving medical problems. 98% of the time, our doctors communicate with employees via our web or smartphone app. The other 2% is over the phone, for urgent issues. Here’s how Sherpaa works: When an employee creates a Sherpaa profile, they complete a health history. This is essentially like filling out the paper clipboard in a doctor’s office, but they only have to do this once. Via our app, an employee creates a case choosing from “I’m sick,” “I’m hurt,” “I need a…
  • Sherpaa moved to a beautiful new office in SoHo at Broadway and...

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Sherpaa moved to a beautiful new office in SoHo at Broadway and Prince a few weeks ago. The decor is coming along. We got a whole wall of vintage first aid kits via Etsy, one of Sherpaa’s clients. Lots of plants and a beautiful stretcher from the 60’s, you know, just in case. And on that coffee table is a vintage German knee from West German-knee! We’ve got 24 people now and we cover about 120 companies. So proud of our team.
  • This is the only photo I can find of me during my pediatric...

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This is the only photo I can find of me during my pediatric residency. Seems we were so busy, we forgot to take photos.
  • My watch is the only watch I’m excited about today. Call...

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    My watch is the only watch I’m excited about today. Call me a curmudgeon, but we look at too many screens and, already, get too many things vying for our attention. A wearable screen ready to distract us? Does that make us more present, or less? My iPhone has been my wearable since 2007. I wear it in my pocket. Do I really need another screen and another wearable?
  • Sherpaa moved offices to a new space in SoHo. We’ve got...

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Sherpaa moved offices to a new space in SoHo. We’ve got about 25 people now. It feels good to grow.
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  • Interview on BBC Radio 5

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Last night, I was interviewed live on BBC Radio 5 about currents trends that will shape the future of medicine. You can listen to the talk here (21, October, 9:45 PM GMT).
  • The Real Cyborgs

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    If you want to read only one article about the world of cyborgs, choose this one.
  • Featured as a Leader by Cisco in Connected Health!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    I’m honored to be featured as a leader in connected health & medicine by Cisco! In their October issue, they focus on the power of technology to transform care. Check it out!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone! I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, manage a popular Facebook page about the future and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine: I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbook; and the founder of Webicina.com,…
  • The Practical Guide to the Future of Medicine

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    I wrote a book “The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch” to prepare everyone for the coming waves of change, to be a guide for the future of medicine that anyone can use. It describes 22 trends and technologies that I think will shape the future. Read about the real examples and practical stories related to why these are leading the waves of change in my Linkedin post.
 
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  • Ham, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Cups

    Tory McBroom
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    When I was a little boy I remember my grandma waking up before everybody to cook us a huge breakfast. Eggs, bacon, monkey bread, orange juice – you name it and we had it. I love my grandma and admire the work she would put in, but I unfortunately don’t have that same determination… or time… I tend to gravitate towards quick and easy recipes with a minimal amount of ingredients. And these Ham, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Cups are exactly that! You can prepare in minutes, cook in the oven and you have a delicious, low calorie breakfast ready for everybody in no time. In…
  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips

    Tory McBroom
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Chicken is one of the best foods you can put in your body!  It’s a great fat burning food, is low in calories and is high in protein which helps you feel fuller longer. It’s also boring. Which is why it’s nice to have many different chicken recipes on hand to fight food boredom. This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strip recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes great. Plus, the parmesan crust makes a healthy base breading if you wanted to throw together spicy or bbq chicken strips. 5.0 from 2 reviews Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45…
  • Calorie Restriction – Benefits Of Restricting Calories (And Dangers)

    Tory McBroom
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Calorie restriction is simply a diet plan or regimen where a person lowers their caloric intake. There are varying degrees of restricting calories.  From just a few hundred to more extreme caloric restriction which can have dangerous side effects leading to malnutrition. When most people think of calorie restriction they immediately think of weight loss.  But, restricting your caloric intake may have many benefits including longevity and reduced risks of degenerative diseases, as well. In fact, these benefits have become so popular that a group called the Calorie Restriction Society has…
  • Protein Oatmeal Bars

    Tory McBroom
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been searching for some healthy recipes to replace some of the store bought, prepackaged granola bars, protein bars and other bars that we buy every week. Not only to save money, but to get away from a lot of the preservatives, gmo’s, and the huge list of unidentifiable ingredients found in store bought bars. So, after a little testing, I found a delicious oatmeal bar that’s high in protein and only has 4-5 ingredients! And unlike most sugar-laden granola bars, these only have 21 grams of carbs with 10 grams of filling protein – all packed into a 130 calorie bar!
  • Low Calorie Chocolate Muffins

    Tory McBroom
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Since I’ve been on a muffin kick lately, I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes that I make regularly. At only 63 calories per muffin with a whopping 10 grams of protein, these low calorie chocolate muffins will fill you up without all the calories. Plus, they are a healthy way to get your fix when those chocolate cravings hit.   Low Calorie Chocolate Muffins   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Tory McBroom Yield: 8 muffins Ingredients 2 scoops Chocolate protein powder 1 packet Instant oatmeal 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder 1…
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  • What to do the week after your launch (and the 1 thing I almost forgot!)

    Anne Samoilov
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
     Share on TumblrWhat’s on your to do list after you finish a launch? Do you have plans to go off the grid, lay flat on your couch for a week straight eating popcorn, watching TV…and just SLEEP? Well, yes, I do too, but I always make a plan for that week following the launch…so I don’t lose momentum or get lazy. Here are 5 things I think you should do in the week (or two) after a launch… the sooner¦ Read More » The post What to do the week after your launch (and the 1 thing I almost forgot!) appeared first on .
  • Who has been your biggest business influence and why? (part 1) (FLS 23)

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
     Share on TumblrToday I answer the question – who has been your biggest business influence and why? There’s more than one answer to this question, so I decided to do a multi-part series featuring the people and also doing a bit of a throw back Thursday. These are interviews from the archives. They are super relevant to anyone just starting out…because the common thread is…we all start somewhere. The first person I’m featuring is Amy Porterfield. Amy and I met¦ Read More » The post Who has been your biggest business influence and why? (part 1) (FLS 23) appeared…
  • 7 Launch Phases You Can Take Action On Way Before The Launch (FLS 022)

    Anne Samoilov
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
     Share on TumblrKnowing what to do before the launch is not the same as actually DOING what you need to do. That’s why this week – I’m doing things a little different and since I did a pretty meaty webinar a few weeks ago, I thought I’d edit it up for you and serve the best parts as a podcast. Here’s what you’ll learn: The one area where you’re wasting the most time and that could be the cause of¦ Read More » The post 7 Launch Phases You Can Take Action On Way Before The Launch (FLS 022) appeared first on .
  • Why Change Is Good + How I’m Changing the Fearless Launching Show (FLS 021)

    Anne Samoilov
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
     Share on Tumblr Today’s episode of the Fearless Launching show talks about change and why change is good especially when it gets you back to your initial intention for doing something. The change for me is going to be a simple tweak and commitment to a project (probably the only one right now) that brings me a HUGE TON OF JOY. I’ll keep this short and sweet, so you can get right to the podcast today…in fact, if you’re in¦ Read More » The post Why Change Is Good + How I’m Changing the Fearless Launching Show (FLS 021) appeared first on .
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    AstroNutrition

  • Doctor's Best Vitamin D3: Winter Is Coming

    AstroNutrition
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Vitamin D is a particular kind of essential nutrient. The majority of nutrients that our bodies require are absorbed through food, but vitamin D is special in that our bodies manufacture it with sunlight exposure. read more
  • Product Focus: NOW Eve - Women’s Multivitamin

    AstroNutrition
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Wouldn’t it be great to have a nutritional safety net that ensures you’re intaking all the nutrients a woman’s body needs to stay healthy? Consuming the nutrients you require for optimal health can be a daunting task, especially for women who live an on-the-go lifestyle. read more
  • Benefits of Biotin Supplements

    AstroNutrition
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Biotin is a member of the B-vitamin family. Also known as vitamin H, biotin is a critical part of a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. A fit body requires a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Sometimes, though, consuming a healthy diet can seem a difficult task. read more
  • D-Mannose Urinary Tract Infections, Bladder Health

    AstroNutrition
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    It goes without saying that a urinary tract infection is a discomforting experience. These troubling infections can develop in any part of your urinary system, in your kidneys, your bladder, your ureters, and your urethra. read more
  • Graviola Health Benefits

    AstroNutrition
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Graviola is a small, fruit-bearing tree native to Central and South America and the Caribbean. Graviola can now be found in many other temperate areas of the world. Graviola supplements are becoming more popular as appreciation for the health benefits of the graviola fruit.  Graviola Benefits & Diabetes read more
 
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    totalhealth - Authoritative Medical Information from Senior Doctors

  • Rapid diagnosis of sepsis (blood poisoning)

    Total Health
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Bugs can often get into the bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. from either simple grazes or from brushing your teeth, but this does not normally cause sepsisInfection of a wound or body tissue with bacteria that leads to the formation of pus or to the multiplication of bacteria in the blood. . When bacteriaA group of organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye, which are usually made up of just a single cell. or virusesMicrobes that are only able to multiply within living cells. get into the blood most…
  • Are you ready for Mobile Health (mHealth)?

    Total Health
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    At what point will having 'a doctor in your pocket' become a reality? According to both Google and Apple the answer would appear to be 'pretty soon', afterall, healthcare is one of the last sectors to be affected by the information and technological revolution. Why is this? The main factor has been that there is a widely held belief that healthcare and medicine should be personal. read more
  • How safe is my drug?

    Total Health
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    The European Medicine Agency (EMA) have produced a new website to provide all patients and healthcare professionals with immediate access to information on reported suspected side-effects for over 1700 licensed medicines.Furthermore, the new website allows patients and doctors to report adverse events themselves - directly. read more
  • Microwave Ablation is pioneering cancer treatment

    Total Health
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    The advent of real-time, high resolution digital imaging combined with needlehole surgery such as Nanoknife and other exciting new image-guided tumour ablation therapies means that previously dangerous, or inoperable surgery is rapidly becoming a problem of the past. read more
  • Early detection of Cytomegalovirus

    Total Health
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Researchers from Cardiff and Swansea Universities are developing a new,'point of care' diagnostic device to detect a type of herpes virusA microbe that is only able to multiply within living cells. called Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV). read more
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    Vitamin IMC

  • IMC Goes Global in London

    Kiersten Corradetti & Eliscia Filice
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Welcome back to the Fall Quarter! We, Eliscia and Kiersten, the Co-Directors of the IMC London Trip, are excited to share with you our planning experience and tales from abroad. This August, fourteen IMC Graduate Students crossed the pond to experience business in London. We were tasked with planning a networking trip to better understand business in the UK and meet with IMC alumni.  We worked on coordinating company visits, researching sightseeing activities, planning a networking event, and putting together an all around great time for the students! When it came to figuring out the…
  • My IMC Summer Immersion Takeaways

    Joseph Woodard
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    As part of Northwestern’s Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) graduate program, each student participates in a summer immersion project. Students are placed in various companies across the country and world. Many of us had prior work experience before coming to the program and have gained valuable practical knowledge that helped prepare us for our graduate internships. In the months leading up to the Summer Immersion Quarter, IMC students receive a solid academic foundation in areas such as marketing analytics, management, consumer insights, and strategy. Many of our class projects…
  • CMO – Examine Eco-Brands and Grow

    Mari Bakken
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Image Courtesy of Creative Commons As a CMO, you know it’s important to understand your customer; as their preferences change, you must evolve your understanding of their needs in order to tie your product into their lifestyle. As a graduate student in Medill’s Integrated Marketing Communications program and an avid supporter of social causes, I have been researching the effect of cause marketing on businesses and how it relates to company growth. “Inside the Buy-One Give-One Model” by Christopher Marquis and Andrew Park argues that the One-For-One Model, founded by Blake MyCoskie at…
  • Marketers – Wearable Tech is the Future so Prepare Now or Perish!

    Burcu Agma
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:41 am
    Image Courtesy of Wired As a marketing manager, you are beginning to see the use of wearable tech and know it will soon become embedded in the culture of your high value markets. Because the wearable technology field is fast evolving and is increasingly relevant to consumer groups, it is a puzzle for all of us to solve. The key is to find the right pieces at the right time.  As a graduate student in the Integrated Marketing Communications program at Northwestern University, I found two articles to help clarify wearable tech challenges and bring the pieces of this puzzle together. A recent…
  • Why Social Media Marketing is Smart for Your Business

    Eridana Ai
    22 May 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Image Courtesy of Creative Commons Whether you are the owner of a small business or a solopreneur, you have probably heard of the phrase “social media marketing” a thousand times. Are you wondering if social media marketing is only useful for big companies or if it’s also applicable to your business? Well, it’s time to stop wondering. Here’s why: Having social media presence is becoming a growing business trend. In fact, social media marketing does much more than save you huge advertising costs. It has the potential to build meaningful relationships with your…
 
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  • FDA Regulation of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Products

    Wendy Robbins
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    On September 22, 2014, the FDA sent warning letters to Young Living and do-TERRA International, LLC. This indicates that the FDA will likely be keeping a much closer eye on companies that sell essential oils for holistic aromatherapy applications. This...
  • AromaWeb Has Moved!

    Wendy Robbins
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    AromaWeb has moved. Sort of... The server (computer) that AromaWeb was living on was starting to age. Over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all of the files that comprise AromaWeb were moved to a brand new, faster and much more...
  • Labor Day Weekend and Rosemary Essential Oil

    Wendy Robbins
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Wishing everyone a pleasant and safe Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Each year, Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor/Labour Day on the first Monday of September. Labor Day is a day intended to honor workers and offer a day of relaxation. Though...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Summertime

    Wendy Robbins
    21 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    Today marks the Summer Solstice and first day of summer. It's now the perfect time to diffuse and create blends utilizing light, energizing and cooling essential oils. Oils from the mint, citrus and floral families are especially nice during summer....
  • Father's Day and Aromatherapy for Men

    Wendy Robbins
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Aromatherapy for Men Aromatherapy is sometimes mistaken to be a women's only modality. The reality is that men are actively and prominently involved in all aspects of the field of aromatherapy. June is Men's Health Month, and tomorrow (Sunday) is...
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  • How to Make That Sexy Summer Feeling Last Through Fall AND Winter

    Katie Parsons
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
     OK, sure…summer is the  sexy season. (Research actually backs that up.) Less clothing, more free time, more vacations. We refuse to believe, though, that you can’t turn up the heat once the temperatures drop! Sexual researcher Alex Allman, author of the e-book Revolutionary Sex, says we are simply more relaxed June through August and that positive attitude makes us more open to sex. “The biggest inhibitor that I see when it comes to happy sex lives is just the normal pressures and anxieties of life,” he says. “It doesn’t bode well for…
  • Roasted Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

    Galtime
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Soup is probably my favorite Fall food.  As the temperatures start to dip, I pull out my big stock pot and start searching for recipes.  This one from Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN is of my favorites.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 large onions, peeled, and quartered 2 large apples with skin, cored, and quartered 1 large sweet potato, peeled, and cut into chunks 1 acorn squash, peeled, halved, seeds removed 2 tablespoons honey 2 ten-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cups water 2 tablespoon curry   Instructions: Preheat oven…
  • 8 Ways To Get Kids Eating Healthier

    Galtime
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It is never too early (or late) to start teaching your child how to make smart food choices. More and more studies are showing that early childhood eating habits can affect health status well into adulthood so here are 8 ways to encourage healthy eating habits in your kids:  1. Lead by example: Taking the “do as I say not as I do” approach to mealtimes simply won’t work. Your children looking to you for role modeling so when they see you eating healthy, they are more likely to eat healthy themselves even if you’re not around.    2. Take kids…
  • What I Do When I Feel Self-Conscious

    Christine Hassler, Life Coach
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Ever have those moments in life where you feel awkward? Or times when you are with a group of new people or an event full of strangers and you feel totally self-conscious?  I think most of us, other than you uber-extroverts, occasionally have these kind of moments.  In fact, I just had one this past weekend so I wanted to share my tips for moving beyond it . . . I attended an event with about 150 other innovators, entrepreneurs and really cool people.  There were not many people I knew there, but I love hanging with a like-minded crowd and making new friends.  I had a…
  • Please Be Seated! Stopping Wedding Seating Chaos

    Justine Santaniello
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
     As the countdown to my own wedding starts creeping toward the single digits – AHHH! – I totally understand where the term ‘bridezilla’ comes from. Sure, it’s been a blast to find my dress, party it up in Vegas for one of two (yes two!) bachelorette parties, celebrate with our respective families, taste cake after cake after cake (and workout like crazy afterwards)…but one thing that’s really stressed me out is figuring out how to seat everyone without offending anyone. And, you know what I’ve figured out? You can’t. There’s always going to be one person – and…
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  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

    Latika
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
      The sedentary lifestyle followed by most of the people these days has left no time for them to look after their wellbeing. Strained muscles, aching backs and uneasy exhausted feeling have become a part of everyone’s daily life. In such a scenario, working out on regular basis becomes crucial, because exercising not only burns...Read More
  • The 15 Min Body Fat Blaster Home Workout

    Latika
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Do you find it difficult to incorporate gym or yoga classes in your daily routine? Do you also believe that at least an hour or so of exercise is required every day to stay in shape? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then certainly this article is going to be an...Read More
  • 5 Diet and Exercise Tips to Lose Arm Flab

    Dashmeet Kaur
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    There are exercises that target the flab on your arms to help you get the toned arms. But if you really want to double-team arm flab, then you’ll need to eliminate sugar and processed carbohydrates while also incorporating fat-burning foods into your diet. Start your day with Fiber: Eating a healthy breakfast jump-starts your metabolism,...Read More
  • 15 Ways To Cut Down 500 Calories A Day

    Dashmeet Kaur
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Weight loss is very scientific. It all boils down to how many calories consumed versus how many calories burned. While exercise really helps in burning calories, its what you eat can be a game changer. All foods have calories. While some come in the form of our favorite dessert or savory dish, the others are...Read More
  • 50 Easy tips to lose weight

    Swati Kapoor
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Losing weight can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Weight loss should be looked at it from a holistic (health) point of you. Its not only about seeing the kilos going down on the weighing scale. It is also about how healthy you feel as you shed that extra...Read More
 
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  • Farm Fresh Zucchini Bread Recipe

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    I love local cookbooks, I’m always on the hunt for them.  I found a great one recently, Morning Glory Farm, and the family that feeds an island by Tom Dunlop.  Morning Glory Farm is located on one of the most special places on earth, Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. The book compiles stories about island living, managing a thriving farm in a difficult environment, and 70 recipes.  The first baked good the farm ever sold was zucchini bread and this recipe produces two delicious loaves. Some Recipe Notes The recipe calls for two cups of sugar, one per loaf!
  • Presenting This Year’s Clean Fifteen!

    Greg Wymer
    5 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    image courtesy of NutritionalAnarchy.com Last week, we wrote about the 2014 Dirty Dozen, the fruits and vegetables determined by the Environmental Working Group to have the most pesticide residue present when making it to the produce section at your local store. These are the items that are best served or you to purchase from the organic section to keep you and your family from potentially digesting some harmful toxins. The flipside to this annual list is the Clean Fifteen … the fruits and veggies that had the least pesticide residue and are the safest to eat in terms of conventionally…
  • It’s Your 2014 Dirty Dozen!

    Greg Wymer
    30 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    photo by pulaw It’s that time of year again … time for the Environmental Working Group’s reveal of the 2014 Dirty Dozen, the 12 types of produce most likely to contain pesticide residues. Now don’t worry — you need not cross these items off of your grocery list. The fruits and vegetables listed are the ones that you should always purchase from the organic side of the produce section to ensure no nasty chemicals enter you or your family’s system. Sadly, 65 percent of the thousands of items that get tested by the Department of Agriculture contain some trace of…
  • Julia Child’s Bruschetta

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:07 pm
    credit: Lisa Johnson I recently had the pleasure of taking a cooking class called “Bon Appetit: Following in Julia’s Footsteps.” It was a great learning experience taught by Dustin Rennells who is best known for his “cupcakes and cocktails” class. (Doesn’t that sound totally fun?!) While bruschetta is decidedly Italian, it was one of Julia Child’s favorite dishes and she prepared it often. Dustin has kindly given me permission to reprint his recipe, and only asks that I say it was inspired by Julia. I changed the portion sizes, but otherwise…
  • The Whole Foods Banned Ingredients List

    Greg Wymer
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Slate posted an article earlier today that compared the food sold at Whole Foods Market vs. what you would find on the shelves at your average Walmart. Specifically, they examined the products available at a Supercenter that wouldn’t be allowed at a Whole Foods due to the inclusion of one (or more) of their banned ingredients list. The numbers and images included in the story were a bit striking. More than 54% of the Walmart food products would not pass muster for Whole Foods. The article included photos where an entire soda aisle was blacked out with the exception of a 2-liter bottle…
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    Health and Medicine News from SciGuru.com

  • Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level

    Science News Desk
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A nano-sized discovery by Northwestern Medicine® scientists helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness. read more
  • Light alcohol consumption in older people increases episodic memory and hippocampal brain volume

    Science News Desk
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Kentucky, and University of Maryland found that for people 60 and older who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory — the ability to recall memories of events.read more
  • Relationship between sleep duration and risk of ulcerative colitis

    Science News Desk
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    If you are not getting the recommended seven-to-eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new stud in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. A prospective study conducted on women who were enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study demonstrated that there is a relationship between sleep duration and risk of ulcerative colitis, with both short and long duration of sleep being associated with an increased risk of disease.read more
  • Aging in place: Does a loved one need a geriatric assessment?

    Science News Desk
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    By a tremendous margin – over 95 percent – older Americans choose to live at home or with relatives. Families making that choice should consider seeking the assistance of a geriatric specialist, especially when they see changes in their loved one’s behavior, says Bruce R. Troen, MD, chief of the division of geriatrics and palliative medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University at Buffalo. And the question we ask is the aging in place and does a loved one need a geriatric assessment?read more
  • Young neurosurgeons in Turkey practices defensive medicine

    Robert Freeman
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    A study published this week reports that 70% of neurosurgeons in Turkey practice defensive medicine and a stunning majority of these surgeons are below 40 years old. Doctors practice defensive medicine because of the concerns of liability risk. The defensive treatment leads to excessive tests and prescriptions, and increased healthcare expenditure.   read more
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Aqua aerobics and water sports

    Gautam
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine and to break the monotony and boredom of gym routines. Water exercises like swimming and aqua aerobics are especially great for people with restricted movements due to injury, disease or age. Spiritually speaking, water is a symbol of purity and plays a crucial role in mind and body healing along with providing natural resistance. Water based exercises have tremendous rehabilitative benefits which means that people with arthritis, back problems,…
  • 6 ways sitting is killing you

    Gautam
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    That office chair, couch, cushion or bean bag isn’t the real culprit. It’s your lazy habit of parking yourself in a spot that is silently ringing the death knell for you. It’s tough to avoid sitting if you work in an office environment (unless you have a standing desk like some new-age workplaces abroad). On your day off, you tend to laze around the house or, worse, be a smug couch potato, chomping on fast food in front of the television as an excuse for leisure. A recent study found that people who sat for more than 11 hours a day had a 40% higher chance of dying within…
  • Drink your way to great skin

    Alka Anand Singh
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    - While carrots are good for the eyes, carrot juice is said to be great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, known to avert the occurrence of acne, pimples, spots caused by sun damage and wrinkles. – Packed with antioxidants, apple juice is said to make sure your skin doesn’t age prematurely and protects skin tissue from getting damaged. – Orange juice is excellent for glowing skin and giving you an even toned complexion. – An enzyme called papain found in papaya juice is said to keep skin healthy from within by curing different types of skin problems. –…
  • Super benefits of ginger you did not know

    Gautam
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Ginger is one condiment which not just spices up your food and gives it the punch; it also comes with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Here are some of them – Bite into a small piece of ginger before a meal and it will help increase your appetite. Ginger can get your digestive juices working. Ginger absorbs essential nutrients in the body. If you are feeling nauseous, chew on to some ginger, preferably with a splash of honey. Bogged down with stomach cramps? Chew on to some ginger for relief. Suffering from pain in joints? Bite into ginger and feel the relief. Ginger tea is great…
  • Simple exercises to reduce eye strain

    Gautam
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Do you find yourself squinting your eyes and rubbing them in irritation often? Owing to the exposure of the computer screens and mobile phones in our daily lives, a lot of people have started experiencing blurred vision, itchiness and headaches on a daily basis. Here are a few simple exercises to help rejuvenate and reduce the strain on your eyes. Palming Rub your hands together for about 10 to 15 minutes till they’re slightly warm, now place them upon your eyes. Don’t touch the eyeballs directly, instead just keep your hands lightly over your eyes. Repeated blinking Blinking…
 
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Are Elite Athletes Inadvertently Training Like Grok?

    Mark Sisson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Modern elite athletes have different goals than our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Their training loads are higher and their physical activity is contrived and somewhat artificial. But for the most part, elite athletes are working with the same metabolic and neuromuscular machinery as Grok. The activities and movement patterns that benefited and shaped the evolution and performance of our hunter-gatherer ancestors should thus prove useful for contemporary humans seeking optimal physical performance. According to a recent paper (PDF), many top athletes have settled upon the hunter-gatherer…
  • Are Video Games Good or Bad for Us?

    Mark Sisson
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Non-gamers tend to take a dim view of video games and their fans, assuming they’re all a bunch of sweaty man-children clutching liter bottles of Mountain Dew between Cheeto-dusted fingers and screaming racist obscenities that diffuse, muffled, through thick neckbeard thatches into their headsets at online opponents. And a few weeks ago, even I referenced the stereotypical World of Warcraft addict’s set-up of pee bottles and poop buckets. But the latest statistics indicate that the popular stereotype isn’t very representative of most gamers. In fact, if you’re an…
  • Dear Mark: Eggs and Colon Cancer; Softened Water and Health

    Mark Sisson
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a two-parter. First up is a question about a sensitive subject: the collective Primal love of all things egg. They form the backbone of millions of breakfasts across the ancestral health community on a daily basis, but David wonders if they might be contributing to colorectal carcinogenesis. There are a few studies that appear to suggest a connection; should we worry? After that, I discuss the effects of softened water on human health. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Read on to find out. Let’s go: Hi Mark, So I was eating close to a…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 318

    Mark Sisson
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’ve got three Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminars coming up: In NYC on November 1; Richmond, VA on November 15; and West Bloomfield, MI, also on November 15. Kickstart your Primal lifestyle – or give someone else the gift of a lifetime! Research of the Week Eating disorders may have a gut bacterial origin. Biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are yet again associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Is Ebola more virulent in selenium-deficient people (an old PDF)? Even in surgery, the placebo effect exist. A “Paleothitic-type diet” has favorable effects on…
  • Slow Roasted Chicken

    Worker Bee
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are already so many different recipes for cooking a whole chicken, you might wonder why you need one more. But if you’re a fan of store-bought rotisserie chicken, then you definitely need this one. Just like a cooked chicken from the market, the meat on this bird is plump, juicy and tender and the skin browned and deeply flavorful. Plus, this recipe is so simple and hands-off that it’s basically as convenient as driving to the store to buy a rotisserie chicken. What’s the secret? Low and slow. Most recipes for roasted whole chicken crank the oven temperature above 400 ºF/205 ºC…
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  • Can a Patient Teach Medical School?

    DrV
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Of course, according to The Mayo Clinic. They’ve been leading medicine for decades, so why wouldn’t they lead here? Today, The Mayo Clinic announced that e-Patient Dave deBronkart would serve as the 2015 Visiting Professor: Patient engagement and empowerment is a natural extension of Dr. Will Mayo’s vision of a medicine as a cooperative science. We are therefore honored to announce Dave deBronkart (aka “e-Patient Dave”) as our 2015 Visiting Professor to help spread this powerful message. We look forward to his March, 2015 visit! This represents a milestone for the medical profession…
  • The Public Physician is Public

    DrV
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    The Public Physician – Practical Wisdom for Life in a Connected, Always-On World, has landed. Here’s the problem I’m trying to fix:  While every doctor with a smartphone can publish their ideas to the world, we are completely unprepared to deal with what this all means.  When it comes to public dialog, most of us know what the tools are, few of know the boundaries.  Hopefully you’ll pick up a copy to help smooth the way. Here are a few ideas about how I’m approaching this project: Who’s The Public Physician for?  Doctors new to social media, blogging and public…
  • Doctors and the Private-Professional Divide

    DrV
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Video and communications expert Drew Keller spoke this afternoon at the 6th Annual Health Care Social Media Summitat the Mayo Clinic. He described the experience of working with doctors and suggested that they have two modes of communication: private and professional. In private, and with patients, they have natural, easy ways of using language, expression, and metaphor to explain conditions.  But in front of a camera or onstage they become quite public in their behavior. Given concerns with the permanence of media and the potential for peer and public judgment, they behave and communicate…
  • Repurposing Content | What’s Old is New Again

    DrV
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Those of us who write things for public consumption all face the same challenge: what do we do with it after it’s published? Once something hits the information stream it passes along from public view never to be seen again. But it can be repurposed. Today at The Mayo Clinc Center for Social Media Residency, Meredith Gould delivered a comprehensive overview of blogging for health care. Shaped for a hospital marketing population, she drove home the point that the stuff we write and create shouldn’t be left to die in the archives. And what goes for hospital marketers goes for public…
  • Announcing edX Medicine in the Digital Age

    DrV
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    In 2012, the Medical Futures Lab offered Medicine in the Age of Networked Intelligence, a powerful 50,000 foot view of medicine and its radical disruption.  The course was huge success and drew the attention of the social health community well beyond the confines of Rice University and the Texas Medical Center.  I was thrilled to co-teach and co-create this course with my Medical Futures Lab co-founder, Dr. Kirsten Ostherr. I’m now thrilled to announce that, through a novel collaboration between Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, this course will be globally available in May…
 
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Just say “NO!” : Learn This and Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Just say “NO!” : Learn This and Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Just say “NO!” Learn This and Lose Weight I was running with a group of marathon runners the other day, when one of them said to me that she had a problem in saying “NO” to food. She said that the only reason she was able to stay thin is because she runs 10-12 miles a few times a week. She mentioned that one of the other marathon runners had no problem saying, “NO!” That lead me to think. If you…
  • Don’t Like Your Weight

    George Diamond
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Don’t Like Your Weight Weight Loss Success If You Don’t Like Your Weight, Change it The post Don’t Like Your Weight appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
  • This is Your Opportunity to Slim Down

    George Diamond
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond This is Your Opportunity to Slim Down Weight Loss Success Opportunity to Slim Down Summer is over. This is your opportunity to lose weight. This is your opportunity to get the body you want. However, if you want to do it by next summer, you will need to start today. Fall is a great time to do it. The nature is changing, and you can change too. Just shrink not grow. Fall is the perfect opportunity to do it. It is the opportunity to get more exercise. It can be the opportunity to start wearing the clothes you…
  • Weight Loss Success is a Choice – Weight Loss Choice

    George Diamond
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Weight Loss Success is a Choice – Weight Loss Choice Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Success : Weight Loss Choice People tell me all the time that they can’t lose weight. However, what they don’t realize is that weight-loss success is a choice. Weight loss is their choice. The key is that they have to choose to do it and stop complaining that they can’t. It is not that they can’t lose weight. It is that they choose not to do what it takes to make it happen. The concept of…
  • Catch the Vision and Lose the Weight

    George Diamond
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Catch the Vision and Lose the Weight Weight Loss Success Vision and Lose the Weight One of the keys to losing weight is belief. If you want to lose weight, you first must believe that you can do it. One of the ways to get belief is to catch a vision of a thinner you. A vision of a thinner you and the belief that you can do it will help drive you to weight-loss success. Having the belief that you can become thinner is powerful. Having an image of where you want to be, is mandatory. They will help to guide…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Happy Traveler

    Cammy Chapel
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Greetings from northern Virginia! Yep, I’m traveling again, but this time it’s purely for fun. And am I ever having fun! cue: boring vacation photos I left home at 6 a.m. Sunday and stopped at Burgess Falls State Park in Cookeville, TN. I’ve visited and passed this area more times than I can count, but finally took time to check out this park I’ve heard so much about. Burgess Falls is a series of falls actually. The first falls: The trail up is not only NOT paved, it’s not a particularly “clean” trail: In addition to a million (or so) tree roots and a…
  • Alphabet Soup: It’s All About I

    Cammy Chapel
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Okay, so it’s not grammatically correct. It’s the best I could come up with at the moment. Time again for another installment of Alphabet Soup, my letter-by-letter look at the words and concepts that help me in weight management. I have to tell you, I’m quite proud of myself for getting all the way up to ‘I’. You probably won’t be surprised to read that my #1 I-word is “I“. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned over the past 7 or 8 years is that I hold the keys to my success. Sure, I get help and support from some (thank you all very…
  • Respite…and Just in the Nick of Time

    Cammy Chapel
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ahh, home again and getting back in the groove. Again. This week’s adventure took me back to middle Tennessee, but an hour or so south of Nashville, to a little town called Winchester. Along the way, I spotted this interesting castle near Arrington, TN: We don’t see many castles in TN, so I looked it up later. This is Castle Gwynn and it’s the home of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in May of each year. I might have to check it out some year. This week’s luxury accommodations {snerk!} were at the Best Western. (For the record, I like Best Westerns, in general, and…
  • Foods My Grandmother Wouldn’t Recognize

    Cammy Chapel
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Have you ever had those times when an odd phrase pops up repeatedly, but from different sources? That’s what’s happened to me over the past week or so with the admonition to avoid “foods your grandmother wouldn’t recognize.” It jumps out at me every time, not only as a misquote of Michael Pollan’s “foods your great-great-grandmother (or great-grandmother, I forget) wouldn’t recognize”, but also because it makes me think of Memaw and how differently we approached food. Me: Greek yogurt and soy/almond/coconut milk Memaw: Ice cream (black…
  • The Weekly Traveler

    Cammy Chapel
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Greetings from…Memphis! :)  After another week working in Nashville, I’m safe at home. Safe, and zonked. For the most part, the week was quiet. I worked my paid job in the morning and my unpaid job for a few hours in the afternoon and evening. And I walked a lot in between. I started on Sunday with a return to Two Rivers Park and Shelby Bottoms trails. Y’all remember this bridge over the Cumberland River from my last Nashville trip: Here’s a look from the bridge down to the Shelby Bottoms greenway: Not so bad getting down there, but getting back up wasn’t so…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • A Journey for the Body and Spirit: Hiking Maui’s Haleakala Crater

    Joyce
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Our hike in Haleakala Crater on Maui. All Photos taken with my Nokia Lumia Icon Every year when I return home to Maui, I intend to hike Haleakala Crater. The last time I did the 12 miles down sliding sands and up Switch Backs was 20+ years ago with my husband. This time, my longtime friends Mike Waltze and Carol Aldred were totally up for the last-minute idea to hike the crater. We arrived in the morning at the 10,023 foot dormant volcano, and was greeted by an old friend who planned to begin his hike where we would end ours. He kindly let us drive his car up to the next parking lot where we…
  • A Maui Summer Must-Do: The Sights,Sounds, Scents, and Aloha Spirit of #KFresh14

    Joyce
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    ʻAhaʻāina O Kāʻanapali One of my favorite things in the whole world is Maui and her people. It’s the home of my heart. So nothing excites me more than seeing other people falling in love with this magical place and sharing in the experience. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the Ka’anapali Fresh event for the first time and hoped to come back for a second serving of this amazing combination of Hawaiian culture and the most blogged-about culinary destination. Many mahalos to Shelley Kekuna and Ka’anapali Beach Resort for inviting me back for Ka’anapali…
  • Giving the GoPro Hero3 a Go on Maui #VZWBuzz

    Joyce
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    My first use of the GoPro Hero3 in water. SUP downwinder on Maui with Chris Ozee and Mike Waltze. Thanks to Verizon, I received a new GoPro Hero3 camera for my trip home to Maui. Being a bit of an impatient tech person (aka hate reading directions) I anticipated some frustration ahead. I was SO wrong. Everytime I go home to Maui, I want to take photos in the water.  Since I spend much of my time on top of or submerged in the ocean while there, it makes sense to capture those moments to add to my forever memories. Oh How I Love You GoPro App Once I installed the GoPro App on my phone I was…
  • Share Your Message of Hope #VoicesHavePower #vzwbuzz

    Joyce
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Voices Have Power Some of you know I’m a big believer in the link between service, giving, and purpose as a part of a healthy life. Sometimes that giving and purpose is a big commitment – and sometimes it’s small. But just like healthy food and exercise choices, small things done often make a big difference.   #VoicesHavepower   That’s why I love this powerful new campaign from Verizon to stop domestic violence. As someone who was a victim of domestic violence when I was younger (before I met my husband), I hold this issue close to my heart. On the journey from victim…
  • I’m Going Lap-Topless #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
 
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    E2dietitian

  • On the Menu: Smart Health Apps

    e2dietitian
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Try out one of these healthy apps, and I'm not talking nachos.
  • How Mediterranean Are You?

    e2dietitian
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    People living within the Mediterranean have a vastly different lifestyle from Americans.  They live longer and by some standards they live those extra years with greater vitality.  The average life expectancy in Monaco is 89 years old, a full 7... Read More ›
  • Clean Eating: Is This Food Trend Right For You?

    e2dietitian
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Clean eating has become one of the top wellness trends in 2014 and the end of August is a great time to take stock of your nutritional and even lifestyle health. Healthy habits either tend to get very lax over... Read More ›
  • Coconut Water

    e2dietitian
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Coconut water, a magic elixir for athletes?
  • Are You an “At Risk” Alcohol Drinker?

    e2dietitian
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    It's time to hit reset if you're summer drinking habits exceed "low risk".
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    Fitho

  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

    Latika
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
      The sedentary lifestyle followed by most of the people these days has left no time for them to look after their wellbeing. Strained muscles, aching backs and uneasy exhausted feeling have become a part of everyone’s daily life. In such a scenario, working out on regular basis becomes crucial, because exercising not only burns...Read More
  • The 15 Min Body Fat Blaster Home Workout

    Latika
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Do you find it difficult to incorporate gym or yoga classes in your daily routine? Do you also believe that at least an hour or so of exercise is required every day to stay in shape? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then certainly this article is going to be an...Read More
  • 5 Diet and Exercise Tips to Lose Arm Flab

    Dashmeet Kaur
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    There are exercises that target the flab on your arms to help you get the toned arms. But if you really want to double-team arm flab, then you’ll need to eliminate sugar and processed carbohydrates while also incorporating fat-burning foods into your diet. Start your day with Fiber: Eating a healthy breakfast jump-starts your metabolism,...Read More
  • 15 Ways To Cut Down 500 Calories A Day

    Dashmeet Kaur
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Weight loss is very scientific. It all boils down to how many calories consumed versus how many calories burned. While exercise really helps in burning calories, its what you eat can be a game changer. All foods have calories. While some come in the form of our favorite dessert or savory dish, the others are...Read More
  • 50 Easy tips to lose weight

    Swati Kapoor
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Losing weight can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Weight loss should be looked at it from a holistic (health) point of you. Its not only about seeing the kilos going down on the weighing scale. It is also about how healthy you feel as you shed that extra...Read More
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    Be Well Buzz

  • 3 Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

    BeWellBuzz
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Pumpkin is one of the many fall favorites. They’re not only tasty but also very nutritious. If you want to know more about health benefits of pumpkin, check out “7 reasons why you should eat pumpkin and pumpkin seeds” Take advantage of this seasonal delight by enjoying these delicious and easy pumpkin recipes or simply enjoy sprouted pumpkin seeds as a snack. 1. Thai Pumpkin Curry with Citrus Notes (Vegan/Gluten-Free) This vegetarian curry offers an array of bright colors – orange, yellow, and red – infused with citrus accents. You’ll…
  • Truth About Gluten

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Gluten is a huge topic today. So many books, cookbooks, and people are talking about it. Many are even turning to gluten free options. How much do you actually know about gluten. Is it really that bad for you? How does gluten affect our body? What are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity? I’m gonna answer all these questions and share the truth on this popular topic. Listen to the interview I did with Jefreaux Peairs below What is gluten? Gluten term is a large category proteins found in ALL grains. If it’s the seed of the grass it will contain a gluten.
  • Points to Remember while Travelling Abroad

    Cristiana Victoria
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com While experiencing different locales, you will see sumptuous places that offer you the best of the best, from five star lodging to top of the line flights that will guarantee you go in style. Then again, you likewise will discover modest visit bundles that permit you to get an outline of your objective, without needing to shell out excessively. Booking the trip is simply the start. There are various things you need to remember before you can really prepare to leave the plane. Here are Points to Remember while Travelling Abroad: Bring the Right Currency Make a point…
  • Self Confidence & Self Esteem – Fake or Real?

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com As I watch the X Factor I notice the “unstoppable” aura that even the kids have – is it real or just “fake it til you make it” stuff? If it is real – what is it, how and where do they get it? They all seem to ooze that aura of self confidence and self esteem. So what’s the difference? Self confidence is faith in your own judgment and ability. It is confidence in your own powers and judgment. It is knowing you are competent in a particular situation. You know you know the song. You have taken lessons, you have practiced to develop to…
 
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • All-Natural Solid Deodorant Recipe

    Andrea Butje
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    This all-natural solid deodorant recipe is a sneak preview into the kinds of blends you get in Aromahead Institute’s eBook! (To purchase the Essential Living eBook, click here!) Makes about four 1 oz. deodorant tubes. Ingredients 1 oz (28 g) Beeswax 3 oz (84 g) Jojoba 20 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) 20 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Tools Kitchen scale Pyrex-style large measuring bowl Medium stove top pot Glass stirring rod or spoon Four 1 oz deodorant tubes Directions: Use the “Stove Top Melting Method” to liquify and combine the base carriers. Place the…
  • Aloe Avocado Soap-Free Face Wash

    Andrea
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Cleanse and refresh your skin with this soap-free face wash! If you follow the Aromahead Blog, you know I love coming up with new ways to cleanse and nourish skin without drying it out or stripping its nutrients. Well, I have another beautiful aromatherapy recipe for you! This recipe is for an all natural, soap-free face wash. First let me say that I have used some wonderful soaps—and have even made them myself and shared recipes with you all. But I still prefer not to use soap on my face. I know a lot of people who are in the same boat. Their skin is just too sensitive for it. So this…
  • Saro Essential Oil: A healing profile

    Andrea Butje
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Republic of Madagascar is a series of islands off the southeastern coast of Africa. The islands are rich with animal and plant life. Many plants in Madagascar are found nowhere else in the world. Cinnamosma fragrans, commonly known as Saro, is one of the healing plants native only to the island nation of Madagascar. Saro essential oil, along with Ravintsara and Niaouli essential oils, is harvested in the wild, and distilled in Madagascar. In the past when friends have had upper respiratory infections, I have made them blends with Saro and they have really appreciated the relief and the…
  • Aromatherapy Recipes to Enhance Your Yoga Practice

    Andrea Butje
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yoga and aromatherapy share a common goal–that of naturally, gently, restoring a person’s balance and health. Maybe that’s why they have a long history of working together. Essential oils affect us quickly, and they affect us deeply. Essential oils can be such powerful tools, especially in conjunction with yoga, as we connect with our bodies in deep, holistic, strengthening ways. Preparing for Your Practice Some yoga studios don’t allow the use of aromatherapy during yoga classes. Scents can linger in a space after the class is over, and what one person finds soothing, another may…
  • Inward Journey- A New Online Class by Cindy Black

    Andrea Butje
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Each morning I light incense. It is my personal way to take time to get centered, to connect and feel ready for my day. I also love to take walks and to write. Do you have rituals or routines for each day to help reduce stress? I want to tell you about a wonderful new kind of online class from Cindy Black called “Inward Journey“.  It is a beautiful step by step guided program to help you create a practice of self-awareness, contemplation and movement. A few highlights of the Inward Journey class: • Learn how to develop a daily practice of self-awareness to help reduce stress.
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • Could big spine surgeries ever go outpatient? Some surgeons are already taking them there

    Laura Dyrda
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    What do President and CEO of Surgical Care Affiliates Andrew Hayek, DISC Sports & Spine Center Founder Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, and Olympic athlete Lolo Jones have in common? They are all speaking at the 31st Annual Becker's ASC Conference in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 24. Mr. Hayek will give a presentation titled "The State of the ASC Industry"; Ms. Jones will then speak in "Achieving Success and Overcoming Adversity"; then, Dr. Bray and DISC COO Karen Reiter are speaking on "Advanced High Acuity Procedures for ASCs."   But that's not all. These three leaders are intertwined more…
  • 18 new spine, orthopedic device launches & releases

    Anuja Vaidya
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Here are 18 orthopedic and spine device launches and releases. X-spine Systems launched a line of biologics to its product portfolio — Axograft DBM Putty; Axograft Cancellous Crushed Allograft; Axograft Crunch Allograft; and Axograft Amniotic Membrane.   Medtronic launched several new products at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting:  •    Capstone PTC Spinal System•    Clydesdale PTC Spinal System•    Anatomic Peek PTC Cervical Fusion System•    CornerstoneSR Ti-Coated AnatomicalCervical…
  • Spinal paralysis reversed: 5 key points on breakthrough technique

    Anuja Vaidya
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    A man paralyzed from the chest down has regained sensation and muscle control in his legs after regenerative cells were implanted in his back to repair the spinal cord, according to a report by The Independent. Here are five things to know about the revolutionary breakthrough, according to the report:   1. An Anglo-Polish team of physicians in Britain pioneered the new technique that has reversed, for the first time, spinal paralysis.   2. The medical team implanted harvested cells — known as olfactory ensheathing cells, which repair damage to nasal nerves — into an 8mm gap in…
  • Will spine payments be capped?

    Laura Dyrda
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Healthcare employers and insurers are adopting or considering several tactics to limit payments for medical services, and since spine surgery can be a high-priced elective procedure, it could be a target going forward. The price caps seek to limit payments for lab tests, imaging and surgery in "reference pricing" efforts, according to a Kaiser Health News report featured in Medpage Today. Reference pricing already exists for orthopedic procedures in some places — the California Public Employees' Retirement System implemented reference pricing for elective hip and knee replacements three…
  • Medical start-up fundraising soars 28% in 2014 so far — 5 quick facts

    Laura Dyrda
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    So far in 2014, medical startups have raised $300 million, according to a Twin Cities Business report, with a bulk of the fundraising happening in the third quarter.   The healthcare industry is ripe with opportunity — from medical devices that produce better outcomes and lower costs to IT infrastructure that can help providers communicate better — and many companies are raising big bucks to fund their projects. Here are five quick facts about the medical start-up company fundraising, based on a LifeScience Alley analysis reported in TCB:   •    18 companies…
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Move past your past

    Larry Lewis
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Move past your past was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most important things you have to do to move your life forward, improving the way things are for you is to allow yourself to move past your past. Too many of you allow things from your history to hold you back. Whether you spend too much time reflecting on these past events or whether they are just eating away at you subconsciously you have to release the shackles they have placed on you, and live with your eyes to the future and no longer behind to your past. By leaving your past behind you give yourself the best…
  • 5 Useful Ways to Relieve PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

    Larry Lewis
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    5 Useful Ways to Relieve PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Millions of women cope with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) with little more than painkillers and a little extra rest. However, there are some women who experience severe and long-lasting symptoms that can bring their daily life to a halt. If you are one of those women, there are five relatively simple ways you can relieve your pain and discomfort to a level that lets you get on with your life. There are several symptoms related to PMS, and not every women experiences them all. The main signs of…
  • It’s Time For Transformation

    Larry Lewis
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s Time For Transformation was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living If life isn’t right don’t you think it’s time for transformation? Are you wasting your life away, afraid of failure or is it success you’re afraid of? You’ve got to get your life moving towards your dreams.  Life doesn’t last forever! What’s your vision? What do you want to do with your life? What do you want your legacy to be? Start today making your life brilliant! So what are you doing with your life? Are you wasting your life away, and not chasing your dreams? If so, why? Are you afraid it’s…
  • If You Had Your Time All Over Again

    Larry Lewis
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If You Had Your Time All Over Again was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most important lessons I teach is to run your life as it is today under the microscope to determine whether things are exactly like you want them to be or whether you need to do a lot of work to get to the place you want it to be. Most people doing such a review of their life, when asked to do an appraisal will mark themselves as a failure, completely discontented with life and their achievements. In fact give them half a chance and they’ll press the rewind button so as to start all over again,…
  • Take control over your thoughts

    Larry Lewis
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Take control over your thoughts was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Do you allow your thoughts to empower you or do they instead bring you to a place of anger, disappointment and many of those negative emotions that bring you down and take your stress levels through the roof. What about the way you look at things happening in your life. Do you see just the bad of what occurs? Life can at times seem to be so unfair, facing difficulties and struggles. So often you feel like you’re trying to walk up a steep slope with a rucksack on your back filled with bricks. Nothing seems to…
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    Elements4Health

  • Involuntary Eye Movement a Foolproof Indication for ADHD Diagnosis

    Dana
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed – and misdiagnosed – behavioral disorder in children in America. Unfortunately, there are currently no reliable physiological markers to diagnose ADHD. Doctors generally diagnose the disorder by recording a medical and social history of the patient and the family, discussing possible symptoms and observing the patient’s behavior. An incorrect evaluation can lead to overmedication. Now, a new study may provide the objective tool medical professionals need to accurately diagnose ADHD. Research shows,…
  • Cancer Drug May Lower Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

    Dana
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    A study done by the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitalshas found that a new class of drugs, originally developed to treat cancer, reduces sudden cardiac death risk after a heart attack. “Currently, there are limited options to reduce sudden cardiac death following a heart attack,” said principal investigator Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D., chief of cardiology at the CVI. “The benefit of most drugs is limited, and they have additional side effects. Defibrillators are an option, but they cannot be safely implanted for 40 days…
  • National Summit Held to Enhance Care for Obese Patients

    Dana
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Representatives from more than 20 major health and medical organizations — from family physicians, heart specialists and endocrinologists to orthopaedic and bariatric surgeons – recently assembled for the summit to begin discussions about how health professionals can better cooperate on providing care to those affected by obesity. The first “National Summit for the Provision and Coordination of Care of an Obese Population” was hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and attended by officials from groups including American Heart…
  • Studies Show that Allergies Are on the Rise in Sweden

    Dana
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Residents of Sweden are having more  issues with allergies such as asthma, nasal symptoms and eczema, particularly among young people. Reports state that nearly 50% of their teenagers are affected in Västra Götaland County in West Sweden alone. This is shown in a study conducted in 2008 by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, on the request of the Public Health Committee, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. The study also shows that the presence of allergies among young people has increased by 10%. The study covers all residents of Västra Götaland County (pop. 1.5…
  • Studies Show Single Parents and Their Children Run Much Higher Health Risks

    Dana
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Single parent families run higher risks for serious illnesses requiring hospital care and early mortality. This is shown in a dissertation by Gunilla Ringbäck Weitoft, to be publicly defended at Umeå University in Sweden. The register-based studies trace illness and mortality among about 700,000 mothers and fathers and nearly a million children during the 1990s. The results show that a single parent has a greater risk of serious health issues (requiring hospital care) and early mortality among mothers, fathers, and children. Single mothers showed greater exposure and risk when compared with…
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    BitterSweet

  • Pop It Like It’s Hot

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Freshly fallen leaves have settled in crispy piles everywhere the eye can see, while cooler breezes have swept away the summer heat so thoroughly and completely, it’s hard to believe we ever faced such oppressive temperatures. For most people, this shift tends to evoke thoughts of apples, pumpkins, and mulled wine, but for me, this time is inextricably linked with a craving for popcorn, of all things. Popcorn was never a part of any particular seasonal traditions in my childhood, nor was it reserved only for specific times of year, but something about the colder weather and advancing…
  • Bread Meets Spread

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    “Have you heard of HUMMUS?” you might ask of a caveman recently unearthed after a million-year marathon nap. Now as ubiquitous as ketchup or salsa, hummus has managed to surpass all cultural boundaries, weaving its way into the homes and hearts of food lovers worldwide. What might be a more relevant question in this day and age is “Have you heard of MASABACHA?” Hummus’s lesser-know cousin should rank just as highly on the snacking scale, and yet somehow lacks the same renown, barely registering as a blip on the radar. Depending on your circle of friends, it might…
  • Sunflower on a Sunny Day

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If it strikes your fancy and you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Have a perfectly sunny day, no matter the weather outside!
  • Wordless Wednesday: San Francisco Treats

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Vanilla Soy Frozen Yogurt at Fraiche Like a Vegan (Ratatouille Crepe) at Galette 88 Charlie Brown’s Nightmare (Chocolate Soy Ice Cream with Peanut Butter and Cookies) at Holy Gelato! Vegan Deep Dish at Patxi’s Pizza Onigilly Set with Shiitake, Hijiki, and Natto Onigiri at Onigilly The Curried Veg Pasty at The Pie Shop
  • Muchas Gracias

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Singling out one favorite meal from my summertime jaunt around the 7 x 7 mile peninsula known as San Francisco would be an impossible task. Small but densely populated with more restaurants per square mile than people, or so it often appeared, even the most voracious adventurer could eat out for every meal of the day, and still never come close to exhausting their options. Picking the few gems out from the large swath of mediocre, adequate, or downright disappointing establishments, however, is a far easier task. Gracias Madre ranks very high on my list of keepers, laying claim to one of the…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • The Personal Trainer\'s Guide to Toning Up

    Luke Andrus
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Discover how to tone and tighten up with our personal trainer's guide to getting fit! The post The Personal Trainer\'s Guide to Toning Up appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 7 Fun Health Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Amanda Ingle
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    These health inspired halloween costumes are easy to put together and fun! Go old school with Hans and Frans or get your Game of Thrones on! The post 7 Fun Health Inspired Halloween Costumes appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 30-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight Workout

    Josh Cox
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Trying to fit in a workout can be difficult some days. Today's workout is an excuse-busting, sweat-inducing anywhere workout. Try it now! The post 30-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 17 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes For Your Week Ahead

    Amanda Ingle
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Discover these easy-to-make slow cooker recipes. Add a few to your weekly meal plan to make dinner and other meals easy and healthy. The post 17 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes For Your Week Ahead appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 11 Healthy Instagramers To Follow for Motivation

    Erin Klegstad
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    If you love health and fitness and need a little motivation, here are 11 awesome instagrammers to help inspire you! The post 11 Healthy Instagramers To Follow for Motivation appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Men’s Fall and Winter Grooming Tips: Face and Scalp Dandruff

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Your skin changes with the seasons, which means that your skin care needs to as well. Have you noticed facial and scalp “dryness” in fall and winter? It’s really common to have flaky face and scalp skin as the winter sets in. What you may not know is that the flaking of your skin may not be due to dryness. More likely it’s due to a rash called seborrheic dermatitis. The more common name for seborrhea is dandruff. Face and scalp dandruff affects both men and women of all ages. In my dermatology practice, I see many men who suffer from dandruff. They are often in the…
  • Keratosis Pilaris: AKA Chicken Skin Bumps

    Angela
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Do You Have Chicken-Like Skin Bumps on Your Skin? The next topic we will be introducing in Dr. Bailey’s new skin advice pages is keratosis pilaris. Have you ever wondered what the culprit of your scaly skin bumps was? According to Dr. Bailey, it’s a possibility it may be keratosis pilaris, which requires a specialized treatment. In her blog post, How to Treat Keratosis Pilaris (KP) “Chicken Skin Bumps” and Have Soft Skin Again, Dr Bailey addresses the causes and treatment of keratosis pilaris. What Is Keratosis Pilaris? Keratosis pilaris is when your dead skin cells,…
  • Got Chapped Lips? Skin Care Tips for the Coming Winter

    Angela
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Got Chapped Lips? This week we are starting a miniseries of Dr. Bailey’s new skin advice pages featuring her “Skin Care Advice by Skin Types.” We will start off with a “chapped lips” review for the coming winter season. As summer comes to a close and the cold weather settles in, you may start to notice your lips dry out and become chapped. Dr. Bailey has provided a synopsis of her tips in her Chapped and Dry Lips Skin Care Advice Section. Why Do We Develop Chapped Lips? There are four main causes of chapped lips: Environmental factors, including cold weather and…
  • Breast Cancer: How to Tame Chemo Curls and Improve Scars

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
      These great questions came in from reader Isabelle as a comment on my post celebrating my first day back at work after “The Breast Cancer Year.” Thank you Isabelle, this is a great pair of questions. Frankly, from what I can tell, all of us chemo and mastectomy gals have these questions – I did too.  Bravo for writing to me and asking these questions, it reminded me to share my answers (chemo brain?!).  Dear Dr. Bailey, I’m so happy for you, may each day bring more energy and health. I, too, am recovering from breast cancer. Had my last Herceptin in July…
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff

    Angela
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff If you don’t already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a cause that is important to us here at Dr. Bailey Skin Care. Over a year ago, Dr. Bailey informed the team and – later her readers - that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and that she was BRCA1 positive. After a year-long journey of chemotherapy and other procedures, Dr. Bailey is not only cancer free but is also back working in the office again!  We are thankful to have our much-loved Dr. Bailey back and thriving after her ordeal. We are grateful…
 
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Treatment for De Quervain Tenosynovitis in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    What is De Quervain Tenosynovitis? De Quervain Tenosynovitis, otherwise known as De Quervain Tendinosis, is a painful inflammation of specific tendons that extend the thumb. The swollen tendons and their coverings cause friction within the narrow tunnel or sheath through which they pass. The result is pain that may extend from the forearm to the thumb base. De Quervain’s was named after the Swiss surgeon who first described the condition in 1895. In 1895, a Swiss surgeon, Fritz de Quervain, published 5 case reports of patients with a tender, thickened first dorsal compartment at the…
  • Study Shows Chiropractic Best Choice for Athletes with Low Back Pain

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Many people may not be aware that low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States.  Our modern lifestyle has many benefits but has also brought more stress to our daily routines. As a result, back problems have become an epidemic in recent times. Approximately one quarter of US adults report having low back pain lasting at least 1 whole day in the past 3 months, and 7.6% report at least 1 episode of severe acute low back pain within a 1-year period. The prevalence rates of low back pain in athletes range from 1% to 40%.  Back injuries in the…
  • Treatment for Heel Pain in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Chronic foot pain is no fun, and can spoil your enjoyment of life. One of the most common causes of pain in the feet – one that affects nearly two million people yearly in the U.S. – is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel bone (calcaneous) and the toes.  Heel pain, like ankle pain, can be caused by something as simple as bad shoes or an injury. But more often than not, heel pain is associated with problems with the nerves, tendons, and ligaments of the foot.   What is Plantar Fasciitis? One of the more common foot issues…
  • Study Shows Chiropractic’s Immediate Effects for Muscle Pain

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    A recent study by John Z. Srbely, DC PhD, Howard Vernon, DC, PhD, and David Lee, DC., investigated if chiropractic can provide immediate relief in myofascial tissues.   What are Myofascial Tissues? Myofascial tissue is a type of thin, strong, fibrous connective tissue that extends throughout your body to provide support and protection to your muscles and bones. Essentially, myofascial tissue fibers are made up of collagen andelastin fibers that are arranged in a web-like structure and that are suspended in a fluid called ground substance. With a tensile strength of more than 2000…
  • Treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common cause of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed aches and pains, especially for recurrent headaches, neck pain and back pain.   What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome? Myofascial (my-oh-fass-shal) Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a painful condition that is characterized by localized pain, muscle tendernes, decreased range of motion, mood and sleep problems. The pain in Myofascial Pain Syndrome most commonly occurs in the head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs and lower back. However, it can occur in any muscle group.   What causes Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
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    (((OrthoStreams))) daily news, lists and commentary

  • Next-generation Orthopedic Sensors will embrace simplicity

    Tiger Buford
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Next-Gen Orthopedic Sensors Will Embrace Simplicity (MDDI) To make it into the clinic, researchers say smart sensors for orthopedics will have to be surprisingly simple.   Attendees of the MD&M Chicago conference got an update on the state of smart sensors and implants for orthopedics. And while there still isn’t a technology ready for commercialization, researchers are moving […]
  • Stryker repatriates $2B to get ready for acquisitions in 2015

    Tiger Buford
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Stryker to repatriate $2B, ready for acquisitions in 2H15 (FierceMedicalDevices) Links…   earnings report and the transcript Stryker ($SYK) took an earnings hit during the third quarter, in part to repatriate $2 billion in cash for acquisitions and to establish an EU regional headquarters in Amsterdam, where it has moved some intellectual property. The IP transfer is expected […]
  • Bioventus acquires the OsteoAMP biologics product line from Advanced Biologics

    Tiger Buford
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Mergers and Acquisitions in Orthopedics Bioventus to Acquire OsteoAMP Product Line from Advanced Biologics (HealthPointCapital) Bioventus entered into an agreement to acquire the OsteoAMP product line from Advanced Biologics. Under the terms of the agreement, Bioventus will acquire the intellectual property, commercial business, research and development (R&D) and product supply (which could lead to future innovations) […]
  • Baxano Surgical streamlines its business operations

    Tiger Buford
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Baxano Surgical Completes Financing and Continues Streamlined Business Operations (press release) Baxano Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAXS), a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, announced that the Company has completed a recent subordinated convertible note financing of approximately $1.5 million to extend its cash […]
  • Medtronic can’t shake shareholders lawsuit over Infuse

    Tiger Buford
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Medtronic can’t shake shareholders lawsuit over Infuse (MassDevice) A federal judge green-lights a shareholders lawsuit over its Infuse bone-growth protein that accuses Medtronic and its management, including former CEO William Hawkins, of misleading investors about Infuse’s safety risks and commercial upside. A federal judge in Minneapolis has green-lighted a shareholder suit over Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) handling of […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • Little social support: a big gap for younger heart patients

    Carolyn Thomas
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    We now know that low social support places heart patients at higher risk of adverse quality-of-life outcomes. And while older patients are more likely to rely on their immediate family for this social support, younger patients tend to include fewer family members but more friends and co-workers in their support networks. Could this difference explain why younger patients - particularly women - may be at increased risk of low social support both at the time of their heart attack and during the course of recovery?
  • First we had peer review – and now patient review!

    Carolyn Thomas
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    Here's what happens when the world's oldest medical journal takes a bold stand and announces: "Patient peer review is a new initiative for The British Medical Journal. We are taking the lead here, and hope other publishers will follow. The BMJ has committed to improve the patient centredness of its research, education, and analysis articles by asking patients to comment on them. "
  • “You’ve done the right thing by coming here today”

    Carolyn Thomas
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Researchers have found that what patients want most is not only reassurance that there are no signs of serious illness and that they will be okay, but reassurance also that they have done the right thing at the right time by asking for medical advice.
  • Feisty advice to patients: “Get down off your cross!”

    Carolyn Thomas
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    What does it mean when, partway through telling your dramatic health crisis story, you notice that the people around you stand up and go off to get coffee?
  • How intense grief increases your cardiac risk

    Carolyn Thomas
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    You might be surprised to learn that during the first 24 hours after the death of a significant loved one, the risk of heart attack is increased 21-fold, and the risk remains substantially elevated (5 - 10 times normal) for at least a week or two after that death. Studies suggest that this risk is especially significant in anyone who already has cardiovascular disease.
 
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    maleenhancementguide.org

  • Do You Have These Signs of STD on Your Manhood?

    Vita Admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Beware not just erectile dysfunction or impotence, although it’s the most pervasive male sexual condition today. You should also be on the lookout for sexually transmitted diseases (STD), which are contagious conditions that are passed on via sexual contact with an infected person and can also be spread by contract with infected blood and bodily fluids. There are strategies you can do to eliminate or reduce your chances of contracting this disease, and this includes the classic technique of wearing a condom. There are times when there are no outwards symptoms of being infected by an STD.
  • Is Soda Sabotaging Your Erections?

    Vita Admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    It’s a rather open knowledge that soda hardly offers any good to your health and nutrition. It lacks any nutritional value and gives you way too much sugar, mostly fructose. While you may only be drinking soft drinks once in a while, consider the real dangers of consuming this beverage, specifically in raising your risk for many health issues – obesity, diabetes, and even erectile dysfunction! Read on for more information. Erectile dysfunction, also referred to as impotence, affects not just aging men but also those that are healthy and seemingly on the peak of the sexual game. It is…
  • Zinc and Its Effects on Body Circulation

    Vita Admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    Zinc, a popular mineral, is widely mentioned and used in male enhancement. It is added to many sexually enhancing formulas for men today, but you aware of how it works in your body? Poor body circulation is one important topic here. It plays a role in the occurrence of heart disease and cognitive issues, as well as in erectile dysfunction. Zinc has traditional uses of assisting in improved blood flow, wound healing, and blood clot prevention. It also offer antioxidant properties for cells, and helps create healthy veins and arteries for a much-needed boost in circulation. A 1999 study…
  • What’s in a Viagra?

    Vita Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    The male enhancement scene, which mainly involves penis “enlargement” and fighting erectile dysfunction, a rather prevalent condition – is likely not complete without the use of Viagra, Cialis, and similar prescription drugs that are widely sold, bought, and promoted for sexual dysfunction in men. Viagra has an impressive global sales record, probably unparalleled by its competition like adult rings and even surgery. But did you know how medications like Viagra actually work and affect your body? Let’s delve on the Viagra effect. In simple terms, Viagra works through enlarging blood…
  • 3 Major Triggers for Low Libido

    Vita Admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    We have discussed a number of different ways you can address libido and other male sexual problems. And we figure it’s in practically every man’s wish list to have strong erections and mind-blowing sexual intercourse every time. If this is true for you, know that a great sex life starts with your libido and sexual desire, and you should be aware of potential triggers for reducing or losing this desire. Low testosterone levels are often pinpointed for low libido. But it’s not just the only potential cause of dipping sex drive. Here are three major ones that you should worry about: Aging…
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • P2P Draft Evidence Review

    Suzanne Vernon
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Can a Process that is Inappropriate for ME/CFS Inform the Research Path Forward? Summary Overview As a research focused organization, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) understands the impact a program like the Pathway to Prevention workshop (P2P) can have on the research landscape.  Because of its importance, we have utilized the collective brainpower of our Research Advisory Council, led by our scientific director, Suzanne D Vernon, PhD, to perform a careful review and response to the Evidence-Based Practice Centers’ draft evidence-based review for ME/CFS. (Read our official submission…
  • P2P Releases Systematic Evidence Review

    Leigh Reynolds
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    On Sept. 22nd, the Association for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the draft systematic evidence review on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS NIH requested the literature review for the purposes of the Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality contracted with the Oregon Health & Sciences University to perform it.  We first wrote about the P2P workshop program in Aprilhttp://solvecfs.org/pathways-to-prevention-for-mecfs/) and have been working with the advocacy community since then to stay abreast of the P2P process and…
  • Guest Blog: Laurie – Hope Springs Eternal

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
      The year was 1989, six years after giving birth to my son and nine years into a career as the head of a private school. I was a single parent, in a serious relationship, active in volunteering, loved working out and had just finished overseeing a major construction project at the school. One afternoon during a lunch meeting I started to feel like my equilibrium was off. Thinking I might be coming down with something, I returned to my office to lie down, hoping to feel better. I felt like the room was going to spin, my body ached all over and I broke into a cold sweat. I was so nauseous…
  • Research Digest – September 2014: Cortisol in ME/CFS

    Suzanne Vernon
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Cortisol is a hormone that is produced in the adrenal glands where it enters into the circulation to dampen inflammation. It does this by entering into the cytoplasm of cells, binding to the cortisol receptor (called the glucocorticoid receptor) and then moving into the cell nucleus to bind to DNA and regulate the expression of inflammatory molecules. Cortisol is an essential hormone for immune function and many studies have shown that cortisol is low in ME/CFS patients – known as hypocortisolism.  Recent articles find increased cortisol receptor expression is associated with post-exertion…
  • Guest Blog: Dr. Peter Rowe – Is The Physical Examination Normal in CFS? Part 3

    Suzanne Vernon
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    In this 3rd piece of our three-part blog series Dr. Peter Rowe discusses range of motion in ME/CFS patients. In the first post in the series, Dr Rowe discussed orthostatic heart rate and blood pressure changes. Read Part 1 HERE In the second post, Dr Rowe discussed joint hypermobility. Read Part 2 HERE  __________ Postural dysfunctions and movement restrictions Some of those with joint hypermobility also have postural abnormalities that are thought to be a consequence of the effect of gravitational loading of the spine, including a head-forward posture, a rounded appearance of the thoracic…
 
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    Health Blog

  • Full Locust Yoga Pose (Shalabhasana)

    Health Blog
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    The full locust pose tones and strengthens the buttocks, lower back, and backs of the thighs. The full locust pose firms the upper arms, helps to relieve posture and lower back problems, improving concentration, energising…
  • Balancing Stick Yoga Pose (Tuladandasana)

    Health Blog
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    The balancing stick pose will give the circulatory system a good workout. It will tone and firm the hips, buttocks, legs and shoulders. The balancing stick pose improves balance, concentration and mental focus. It…
  • Downward Dog Yoga Pose (Adho Mukhmma)

    Health Blog
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    The downward dog pose helps to release tension in the shoulders, align the spinal column, and strengthen the legs and arms. The downward dog pose lengthens and stretches the hamstrings and Achilles tendons as well…
  • The Cobra Yoga Pose

    Health Blog
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    The cobra yoga pose tones the buttocks, back, and kidneys, as it expands the abdomen, chest, and rib cage, and firms the throat and neck. The lower back and pelvis is also replenished with the cobra pose, with increased…
  • Warrior 2 Yoga Pose

    Health Blog
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    The warrior 2 yoga pose is a bit more of an advanced extension of the Triangle pose. It provides benefits very much like those provided by the Triangle pose, along with the additional benefit of the strengthening of the…
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Online Medical Second Opinion prevented an Arthroscopic Surgery!

    Editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Read this story of a woman in her sixties, who was advised an Arthroscopy, got saved from it because of a Second Opinion at MediAngels!
  • USA based Pediatric Urologist Transforms A Child’s Life in India

    Editor
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    This heart touching story is about the lack of medical infrastructure & the lack of top quality specialists in tier 2 cities in India & also about how MediAngels is helping solve the same! The story is about the Innovative ways that patients are using to access healthcare & Medical Second Opinions at MediAngels – The World’s First Online Hospital. It is the story of a patient who is based in Patiala, Punjab, India. His father who is a clerk, took help of a Radiologist to raise a consult at MediAngels, as he did not know English. Let us find out how MediAngels came to their…
  • Online Medical Second Opinion prevents Heart Surgery!

    Editor
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Read this story of a patient (in his own words) to find out how a corroborative Medical Second Opinion from the WORLD’S BEST SUPERSPECIALISTS came to his rescue and saved him from undergoing an unnecessary Heart Surgery!
  • MediAngels Online Consultation – a boon!

    Dr. Arbinder Singal
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Dr. Arbinder Singal, a topmost Pediatric Urologist on the Panel of Doctors at MediAngels writes about the Online Consultation facility at MediAngels and how it serves as a 'Follow up tool' for all the Superspecialist Doctors on MediAngels panel.
  • Fertility Management and Recent Advances – Dr. Richa Jagtap

    Dr. Richa Jagtap
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    Dr. Richa Jagtap, a top Gynecologist & Obstetrician at MediAngels and one of the best IVF specialists in India, throws some light on challenges in Fertility Management and recent advances in fertility.
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    Healing Talks

  • Activist organizations and companies: renegades of the corporatocracy

    Adam Riva
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Activist organizations and companies: renegades of the corporatocracy By Adam Riva, Staff Writer (Healingtalks) John Perkins, author of the best-selling whistle blowing book Confessions of an Economic Hitman, might have coined the word “corporatocracy” when he began to expound on the current political/economic system which is covertly controlled behind the scenes by corporations. Being that […]
  • 20 deadly ways chemicals are used to spray humans like roaches

    Adam Riva
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    20 ways deadly chemicals are used to spray humans like roaches By Adam Riva, Staff Writer (Healingtalks)  Deadly chemicals released by aerosols, sprays or means of spreading  creams, soaps, cleansers, and so on, using so-called ‘body care products” can often cause us monumental harm. It might sound like an exaggeration, but the truth is that […]
  • Amazon people fighting rainforest destruction

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Amazon people fighting rainforest destruction By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) The following video documents the fight of the Amazon People against the destruction of their ancient homelands and the lungs of the planet, our rainforests. Related Articles 10 Ways Big Ag and Buddies Are Killing  Mother Nature Top Global Health Issues Related Video […]
  • Cointelpro: Covert FBI program to undermine social activists and blame Muslims for fake terrorist acts

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
      (Healingtalks) I met Martin Luther King in the 1960′s and he was one of the more frequent targets of Cointelpro, ultimately being assassinated under suspicious circumstances. Back in the 1950′s, the FBI began covert operations to work  against Americans and undermine a variety of political  opposition groups, planting provocateurs, both on the right and […]
  • Eating alone, living alone

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Eating alone, living alone By Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete (Healingtalks) According to a new study by the NPD Group,  the average American eats alone for about a third of dinners,  over 50 percent of lunches, 60% of breakfasts and 70 percent of non-meals., or about half of the time overall. But our 1001 Facebook […]
 
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  • How to facilitate a 125-kids Jewish drum circle for Shabbat!

    Kat Fulton
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be writing more on business topics, because I LOVE running a heart-based company. It is an incredibly rich, fulfilling, liberating journey in personal development. And, I get so many business questions, that I feel it’s part of my life purpose to answer them! As a fellow creative visionary, I feel […]
  • Was blind, but now I see – A True Miracle!

    Kat Fulton
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    If you’re a music therapist, the you know the song TOO WELL!!! Amazing Grace. It’s only the most popular, most requested, most touching song for many of our clients. In this case, it actually came true for my Aunt Fran – “…was blind, but now I see!” 5 people in my family have a condition […]
  • Do I need a website to build a business?

    Kat Fulton
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
    A lot of my coaching clients get stuck on the tech-aspect of creating a business. After all, this is the day of DIGITAL. Chances are, the first place people go to find you is Google. Smart phones have changed the world – Apps, social, techie, searchable, review-based…. The list goes on for digital! But let’s […]
  • Creating Rhythm in the Smart Age

    Julie Palmieri
    26 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Guest Post by Jordan Goodman, MS There’s an early scene in the movie “Her,” depicting a probable reality of the not-so-distant future. Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is riding the subway, communicating only with his empathic “smart” device. And so is everyone else. We have never had the ability to be so connected. We have […]
  • 3 Fear-Confronting Truths I’ve Learned

    Kat Fulton
    8 Feb 2014 | 3:49 pm
    To the left is Dr. Wendy Magee sharing her expertise on technology and clinical practice in music therapy! Check out her new book at Amazon here. Today I was honored to speak at the Online Conference for Music Therapy. It was a ton of fun – I love presenting, and I love allowing the audience’s […]
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  • Cleanse Your Body and Feel the Positive Effects

    Guest Author
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Cleansing and detoxification are the latest buzzwords in healthy living and for good reason. Removing and eliminating all of the toxins in your body before feeding it all of the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs is a sure fire way of ensuring that you will feel more energetic and ultimately be healthier. Cleansing your body in a natural way will speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health. Here are a few simple and easy ways in which you can incorporate cleansing into your everyday lives and change your general well being for the better. Cut Your Sugar Intake Cutting your…
  • 20 Practical Tips for Personal Development

    Roman Soluk
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:15 am
    Many people today understand the need for personal development. Personal growth is essential both for a career growth and for self-improvement. Constant study helps to grow and improve yourself, it gives you the opportunity to better understand the meaning of life, and to receive more from it. However, in order to make this process really effective you should learn and follow some practical tips that will help you on your way to personal success. Effective tips for self-improvement 1. Be yourself The younger generation is trying to imitate the behavior of celebrities or their surroundings,…
  • How to Learn from Your Mistakes – 10 Easy Tips

    Roman Soluk
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” – Janet Fitch There are probably no people in the world who don’t make mistakes in their lives. That’s why the ability to learn from your mistakes is very precious. If you can improve your own behavior and learn from your failures then you’re worthy of admiration. However the ability to learn from your mistakes isn’t an easy and sometimes it’s just an impossible task. That’s why here I provide you several tips that will help you to turn your failure into success. Turning failure into success 1. Forgive yourself…
  • How to Become an Interesting Interlocutor

    Roman Soluk
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Being an interesting interlocutor is not always a natural quality. Often you are shy to participate in the conversation in a big company as there is already someone who’s always ready to tell jokes and chatter. It seems that they have an endless supply of answers to any question, jokes and facts. And you are satisfied with the role of listener. Or you are not? In a large company it’s not always necessary to be the center of attention, but there are situations where it would be desirable to maintain a conversation with an interesting person, to draw their attention to yourself, but…
  • Top Reasons Why People Get Lonely

    Roman Soluk
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Life of a lonely person isn’t easy. Most people will agree with it. Although, at a first glance, you have a complete freedom, you may do what you want, build your career, have fun, etc. However a person (no matter if this is a woman or a man) just need to have a family, to feel safety, comfort, warmth and love. People not only want to create a cosiness in their houses, but also to share this comfort with their loved ones. After all, it’s so hard to come back home into the empty apartment. To avoid all these negative feelings you need to learn the main reasons why most people get…
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  • Does the nose know your future health?

    Heidi Godman
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Smells and tastes are often sources of great pleasure. They can also spark wonderful memories. But like memories, these senses can fade, or even disappear, with age. A new study suggests that loss of smell may be a canary in the coal mine—an early warning that something else is wrong in the body. The National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project began following 3,000 adults between the ages of 57 and 85 in 2006. During a health check, the volunteers were asked to identify five smells: rose, orange, leather, fish, and peppermint. Five years later, researchers from the University of Chicago…
  • Despite an Ebola death in the U.S., the likelihood of an epidemic here is low

    Beverly Merz
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    The New York Times has described Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola virus infection in the United States, as “the Liberian man at the center of a widening health scare.” Use of the term “health scare” about Ebola in the U.S. just isn’t warranted, according to a consensus of several Harvard experts who have looked at Ebola through different lenses. They give four main reasons why an epidemic of Ebola virus disease isn’t likely to happen here. The virus is relatively difficult to spread Ebola isn’t transmitted through the air like a…
  • Acupuncture for knee arthritis fails one test but may still be worth a try

    Daniel Pendick
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative therapy, but it has yet to win universal endorsement in the medical community—and usually isn’t covered by health insurance. Many satisfied customers continue to pay for treatment out of pocket in spite of mixed findings on the effectiveness of this ancient healing art. A report published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) offers weak-to-no proof that acupuncture helps ease the pain of knee arthritis. On the other hand, it’s just one moderately sized study in a long and continuing…
  • Memory slips in your 70s may be an early hint of future dementia

    Julie Corliss
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Of all the health issues that loom large with age, memory loss is among those that provoke the most worry. A big reason is the uncertainty: people often wonder if their occasional memory slips are just a normal part of growing old or a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. A new study, published in today’s issue of the journal Neurology, sheds some light—and perhaps offers a bit of reassurance—about the connection between self-reported memory loss and a diagnosis of dementia. The study included 531 people with an average age of 73 and no…
  • Protecting your children against Enterovirus D68

    Nancy Ferrari
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Like many parents, I have been keeping a close eye on news stories about Enterovirus D68. This respiratory infection has been spreading across the country and making some children quite ill. As the mom of a kid with asthma, I’m particularly concerned. For kids with asthma or a history of wheezing, Enterovirus D68 can start out looking like a garden variety cold but lead to serious trouble breathing. Enteroviruses are nothing new. Each year, especially in the summer and fall, these common viruses cause 10 to 15 million infections. Most of these illnesses are mild. Symptoms might include…
 
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  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 054

    Nudrat Rashid
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Welcome to the 54th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
  • The LITFL Review 153

    Anand Swaminathan
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. Welcome to the 153rd edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC) Joe-Anthony Rotella [JAR] Kane Guthrie [KG]…
  • Axis: Bold As Love

    Edward Burns
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Axis determination is one of the most common ECG topics that I see junior doctors (and some senior doctors!) struggling with. Hopefully this tutorial will clear things up…   ECG Axis Determination The diagram below illustrates the relationship between QRS axis and the frontal leads of the ECG. Image reproduced from Chung   Normal Axis = QRS axis between -30 and +90 degrees. Left Axis Deviation = QRS axis less than -30 degrees. Right Axis Deviation = QRS axis greater than +90 degrees. Extreme Axis Deviation = QRS axis between -90 and 180 degrees (AKA “Northwest…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 053

    Nudrat Rashid
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Welcome to the 53rd edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
  • LITFL Review 152

    Anand Swaminathan
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. Welcome to the 152nd edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC) Joe-Anthony Rotella [JAR] Kane Guthrie [KG]…
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    DiscussHealth

  • Arthritis Centers And Clinics In The United States

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    It can be life altering to have arthritis. It does not only prevent one from doing physical activities but could also lead to an unproductive life. Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. They can be mild or severe. Sometime, arthritis also lead to joint pain and inflammation that one may experience swelling which […]
  • Best Diabetes Treatment Centers In The US – List Of Diabetes Clinics

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Diabetes treatment may involve a lifetime modification of lifestyle from physical activities, stress reduction and diet. For people who are already diagnosed or newly diagnosed, it may help to know the best diabetes centers in the US to find support for health related concerns. Treatment Options For Diabetes Diabetes involve the modification of one’s lifestyle. […]
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Phone Number

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    The Joslin Diabetes Clinic is one of the primary health care providers for people afflicted with Diabetes. It has become a hub for treatment and research to combat diabetes of any type. If you suspect that you have diabetes, you may want to get in touch with the Joslin Diabetes Clinic. Joslin Diabetes Clinic Phone […]
  • Always Feel Hungry Even After Eating – Causes Of Hunger After Eating

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    There are times when one may feel hunger even after eating a meal. Most people who experience this symptom may have the condition called hyperacidity. In most cases, a person with excessive acid in the stomach may still feel hungry even after eating a full meal. Here, we will discuss how you can prevent hyperacidity. […]
  • Why Do I Have Falling Hair In The Shower

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Many women and men are concerned about lumps of falling hair in the shower. Usually, this happens after washing the hair with shampoo or conditioner. Hair fall when washing is a common condition for people who have weak hair strands and scalp. However, there are ways to prevent hair fall during shower time. What Causes […]
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    Counselling Connection

  • Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field

    Editor
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    Kottler, Jeffrey, A., and Shepard, David, S. (2015). Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field. (8th ed). Stamford, USA: Cengage Learning. Introduction to Counseling – Voices from the field (8th edition) by Jeffrey Kottler and David Shepard is an introductory textbook for students beginning the journey to becoming a professional counsellor. Now in its eight edition, it is evident that this text has cemented its place in the realms of counsellor training programs. The content is presented in an easy to follow format with a strong emphasis on personalising the learning experience. The…
  • Hard-wired to connect: Mirror neurons and empathy

    Editor
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Many people have suspected for a long time that we human beings are designed to be able to experience things happening for another person: in good times or in bad. So we see a stranger clumsily bump their head on a low-hanging branch at the park, and we flinch, too. We hear that a friend has gotten some good news about a medical diagnosis, and we are genuinely happier. Yet although we have suspected this – and even have words, such as empathy and clairsentience, to describe it – it was not until 1992 that science could demonstrate how it happens, and even then it was a serendipitous…
  • The reactions of grief and mourning for the suicide-bereaved

    Editor
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    There are perhaps few human events which generate as many emotions and as intense a set of reactions as someone ending their own life. We can divide the reactions into two categories: those which tend to occur early in the grieving, and those which are ongoing. In this post we explore the early reactions of grief and mourning for the suicide-bereaved. Shock Suicide is a shocking event. Whatever assumptions the survivor holds about the world are suddenly shattered, and there is no defence against the horror of losing a loved one in this way. The suicide-bereaved in shock often feel shaky,…
  • WHO Report on Suicide Prevention

    Editor
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach. The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries…
  • Graduate Story – Angelie Miaco

    Editor
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Studying at AIPC was definitely a choice in life that I will never forget or regret. The lecturers and teachers modelled exceptional care, excessive knowledge, as well as being so supportive in all areas of learning. It was excellent to see that they were not only there to teach, but they understood the significance of being patient with their students and helping them through the criteria of the work required. The studying options were so convenient and worked around the lifestyle I was in, where I was able to receive my Diploma of Counselling successfully. Within my experience, AIPC provide…
 
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  • Low Sodium Spices that are Great Choices for Kidney Disease

    Dorsa
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to eating chicken, beef, pork, and fish, it is customary to use certain spices to flavor your meals with. When you are living with kidney disease, however, the spices you use need to be low sodium or salt free. This is to avoid the potentially dangerous and uncomfortable consequences of allowing too much sodium into your body when your kidneys are not able to process it. This does not mean that your meals will be without flavor, however. In fact, most people find that using herbs and other low or no salt options actually brings out the flavor of the meat rather than masking it.
  • Iron Rich Foods That You Can Eat with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Dorsa
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chronic kidney disease patients, especially those in the stages of kidney failure, have to be careful with their diets. There are restrictions that need to be followed for your comfort and overall health. This is because your kidneys are unable to process and filter out certain vitamins, minerals, and waste, nor can they carry out the many functions they are responsible for in the body. So are you looking to find out what iron rich foods that you can eat with chronic kidney disease. Unfortunately, these restrictions can often cause deficiencies. One main example is that protein rich foods are…
  • Controlling Your Calories on a Diabetic Diet

    Dorsa
    19 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    For just about any diet plan, there is an aspect of calorie counting. Calories are tiny units of energy that are meant to be used by your body as fuel. Too few calories and your body does not have enough fuel to function properly, too many calories and you have excess, which is often stored as fat. On a diabetic diet, maintaining a healthy diet is important not just to your waistline, but to your health. To maintain healthy blood glucose levels, people on a diabetic diet often need to have a fair amount of control over what they eat and the calories they consume. Controlling your calories…
  • The Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

    Dorsa
    5 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chronic kidney disease is a condition marked by the gradual loss of kidney function. Like most chronic conditions, kidney disease is broken up into stages of progression. Each stage is marks the progression of chronic kidney disease and level of kidney function. What are the stages of chronic kidney disease? Chronic kidney disease is broken up into five stages based on severity and other key indicators decided by the National Kidney Foundation. These stages help doctors determine what tests and/or treatments to use. The main indicator of what stage a patient falls into is usually factored…
  • Dairy on a Low Phosphorus Diet

    Dorsa
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you are living with chronic kidney disease, what you eat and drink can make a huge difference in your life and quality of living. Some foods and beverages can make symptoms worse, and especially if you are on a particularly restrictive diet, you have to be very careful about every ingredient. There are certain minerals that are found in food that chronic kidney disease patients need to be weary of. One of these minerals is phosphorus. Phosphorus is a mineral that is made naturally in your body, and is also found in a lot of food. For patients with chronic kidney disease, the kidneys are…
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Keeping people healthy is good for insurers' bottom line

    Stephen Leeder, Emeritus Professor, Menzies Centre for Health Policy at University of Sydney
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Several private health insurers are trailing schemes to prevent their members' health deteriorating. DIBP images, CC BYAustralia’s population is in the midst of considerable demographic change, with a proportional rise in older age groups. Medical successes can now save the lives of those who would have died from illnesses such as heart attacks and cancer. In doing so, the ranks of those with an ongoing and complex health problem have swollen. Meeting the needs of these people will require a change in the way we deliver health service. Australia’s current health services are provided…
  • Will holding thermal printer paper really send your bisphenol A levels soaring?

    Ian Musgrave, Senior lecturer in Pharmacology at University of Adelaide
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Bisphenol A is in the news again. A paper just published in the Public Library of Science with the alarming title of “Holding Thermal Receipt Paper and Eating Food after Using Hand Sanitizer Results in High Serum Bioactive and Urine Total Levels of Bisphenol A (BPA)” is bound to ratchet up anxiety levels about this chemical yet again. Yet this paper shows once again that being able to measure something is no guarantee that the measurement is meaningful. Structure of Bisphenol A Ian Musgrave Just to remind you, bisphenol A (BPA) is a weakly estrogenic chemical used in a number of different…
  • Abuse and neglect: Australia’s child protection ‘crisis’

    Leah Bromfield, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Australian Centre Child Protection at University of South Australia
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Four-year-old Chloe Valentine sustained injuries and died after being made to ride and repeatedly crash her 50-kilogram motorbike. AAP Image/South Australian Supreme CourtThe tragic death of four-year old Chloe Valentine in South Australia has raised concerns that the state’s child protection system is in crisis. Following a history of abuse and neglect, Chloe’s mother and her partner repeatedly put Chloe on a 50-kilogram motorbike and filmed her crashing into objects. She later died of her injuries. During the first two weeks of evidence in the inquest into her death, we heard Chloe was…
  • Risky business: how protection workers decide to remove children from their parents

    Paul H Harnett, Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Decisions are difficult and prone to error when risk and protective factors appear to be fairly equal. atikinka/ShutterstockImagine you’re a child protection worker who has received a notification from a teacher voicing concerns about a child in her class. The case involves a five-year-old boy named Toby. Toby’s mum has had a long history of alcohol abuse but has managed this well for the past few years. But she has recently been seen in an intoxicated state when collecting Toby from school. Toby has had a great first year at school but has failed to attend school several days each week…
  • Infographic: a snapshot of Australia's child protection services

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
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    Medchrome

  • How to improve your Study environment and mood

    Administrator
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    1. Re- design your Study room and reorient the table near the window with adequate lighting and fresh air. Read the details on Designing a study room.   2. Set up a Study music - a soothing and soft instrumental music can boost your mood, allay anxiety and remove the feeling of loneliness... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Food Allergy and Intolerance: A Wake Up Call!!

    Administrator
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Food: Perspectives and Perceptions When you think of “food”, a series of images can flash through your mind; these are primarily perceptions of what food may mean to you. These perceptions could be based on our experiences with different kinds of food. There are always some foods we relish while a... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • What do we really eat? Food hygiene alert

    Administrator
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Have You ever thought that the tasty beautiful Buff Momo, Chilly, Sekuwa is all prepared from such meat? Eat healthy and eat at good place only or only at home.   The Bread that we eat, is it still prepared like this? Are these foods justified for eating? These are some of the scenes... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • Great Ways To Get Rid Of Hemorrhoids

    HealthyGirl
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    There are a number of available remedies for hemorrhoids such as a change in diet and increase in fluids, such as increased fiber intake and analgesics.Surgery is a last resort solution that is used for only the most severe cases. Keep reading to learn more about what causes hemorrhoids and how to deal with this problem. You can find relief from hemorrhoids. Try a warm sitz bath for 10 to 15 minutes, several times each day. Another way to combat the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids is apply a cold pack to the area. A great supplement to take if you have hemorrhoids can be purchased under…
  • What You Can Do To Get Beautiful Skin

    HealthyGirl
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    TIP! A honey mask is an easy to use product to improve your skin. Honey can reduce any redness your skin may have, and it will create a lovely glow. Beautiful skin isn’t a luxury of celebrities. You can also have a glowing complexion as well. There are numerous ways to achieve the skin you want. You need to try a variety of things to find what will work on your skin. Start your research by reading more here. TIP! You can find great skin care help from simple pantry items like baking soda. Make a paste by mixing it with water and apply to pimples overnight, or use it to reduce the dry…
  • Need Help To Stop Smoking? Try These Great Tips!

    HealthyGirl
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    TIP! When you feel the desire to smoke, try to postpone your cigarette as long as possible. Tell yourself you need to go for a walk first, or maybe that you need to drink a glass of water first. It is easy to want to stop smoking, only to admit defeat sometime down the road. Use the tips you’ve read here to quit smoking quickly. Take this information and put it to good use it to quit smoking forever. TIP! Make sure you take the process one day at the time. Breaking the habit is a process; it doesn’t happen overnight. Let your family and friends know if you want to quit…
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  • 3 Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

    BeWellBuzz
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Pumpkin is one of the many fall favorites. They’re not only tasty but also very nutritious. If you want to know more about health benefits of pumpkin, check out “7 reasons why you should eat pumpkin and pumpkin seeds” Take advantage of this seasonal delight by enjoying these delicious and easy pumpkin recipes or simply enjoy sprouted pumpkin seeds as a snack. 1. Thai Pumpkin Curry with Citrus Notes (Vegan/Gluten-Free) This vegetarian curry offers an array of bright colors – orange, yellow, and red – infused with citrus accents. You’ll…
  • Truth About Gluten

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Gluten is a huge topic today. So many books, cookbooks, and people are talking about it. Many are even turning to gluten free options. How much do you actually know about gluten. Is it really that bad for you? How does gluten affect our body? What are the symptoms of gluten sensitivity? I’m gonna answer all these questions and share the truth on this popular topic. Listen to the interview I did with Jefreaux Peairs below What is gluten? Gluten term is a large category proteins found in ALL grains. If it’s the seed of the grass it will contain a gluten.
  • Points to Remember while Travelling Abroad

    Cristiana Victoria
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com While experiencing different locales, you will see sumptuous places that offer you the best of the best, from five star lodging to top of the line flights that will guarantee you go in style. Then again, you likewise will discover modest visit bundles that permit you to get an outline of your objective, without needing to shell out excessively. Booking the trip is simply the start. There are various things you need to remember before you can really prepare to leave the plane. Here are Points to Remember while Travelling Abroad: Bring the Right Currency Make a point…
  • Self Confidence & Self Esteem – Fake or Real?

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com As I watch the X Factor I notice the “unstoppable” aura that even the kids have – is it real or just “fake it til you make it” stuff? If it is real – what is it, how and where do they get it? They all seem to ooze that aura of self confidence and self esteem. So what’s the difference? Self confidence is faith in your own judgment and ability. It is confidence in your own powers and judgment. It is knowing you are competent in a particular situation. You know you know the song. You have taken lessons, you have practiced to develop to…
 
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  • Totally Random Travel Tips!

    Jim Long
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Traveling — that simple act of going from one place (yours) to another (a nearby town or a famous tourist destination) — has now become one of the world’s biggest industries. It has also developed into one of the more complicated modern activities starting from getting your tickets, preparations, packing, all the way to the [...]
  • Essentials in Travel!

    Jim Long
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Your passport is only one of the few essential things you must remember to bring along with you when you travel. Yes, there’s sunscreen, guidebooks, your camera, and mobile phone. Also there are other important travel documents that you must have handy if you plan on crossing several borders on your trip. You don’t want [...]
  • Why are Generic Drugs Less Expensive?

    Jim Long
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    It’s true! Generic drugs are less expensive. We know that. But why is that the case? Generic drugs are cheaper for a few reasons. The expiration of a patent will help free up competition, which will immediately lower the price. Many different companies will produce the drug and compete to sell it. This [...]
  • Travel and Packing Trade Secrets

    Jim Long
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    One witty person had once declared that there are two kinds of travelers in the world – those who packed light and those who wished they had. If you plan to travel and it is your first time, check out the following list of packing tips and guidelines. This list of time-tested advice on packing [...]
  • Problems with Generic Drugs?

    Jim Long
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Some people have concerns about the safety and the effectiveness of Generic drugs. They do not go through the tough clinical trials that the original drug does. The FDA says that the active ingredient has already been through clinical trials and would be no good to make the generic versions do the same thing [...]
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    LINKS 4 LIFE ALERTS!

  • Top Ebola News

    Jasmin Ilkay
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a severe and unfortunately, often fatal illness in humans. It is transmitted to people from wild animals and via human-to-human transmission. There are no current Ebola vaccines licensed and two are currently undergoing evaluation (WHO, 2014).  As someone who lives in a large metropolitan city and who travels internationally, I am like many who fear this virus will continue to spread in the United States.  Outbreak control relies on prevention, intervention, surveillance and contact tracing, quality of laboratory service, safe burials and social…
  • Junk Science Should Be Regulated!

    Douglas E. Castle
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
      Dear Friends And Colleagues:Let’s not fall prey to alarmists who support their cries of “Ban it!”, “Regulate it!”, “We must eliminate it within our lifetimes!” and “Don’t let our children near this!” with junk science. Frankly, you can make a case for a very, very powerful (and dangerous!) correlation between the number of people who are addicted to heroin, and the percentage of those addicted who drank either milk or formula as babies. Really, now.Read about the hysterical school project which follows...This was found on the newsgroup: rec.humor.funnyH2O:…
  • Invitation

    Douglas E. Castle
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Hello. If you’ve not yet joined “Colleagues Of Douglas E. Castle” on Sgrouples, you’re invited to do so by creating an account (ultra private inmail/email and Discussion Group, being run like a private club or community) at http://bit.ly/CODEC8. If you’ve already established your account, be certain to go to your Dashboard Page, go to “My Privacy Email” and click on (and choose) your “Notification Preferences”. Our group is a combination of the most secure email that you can access (check you inbox daily, or have your notifications forwarded to you) from member to member,…
  • Mistreated By OptumRx? Take Action Now!

    Douglas E. Castle
    3 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mistreated By OptumRx? Take Action Now!Been mistreated by OptumRx? Please help us by filling out a fast survey at the end of the following article: http://douglasecastleblog.com/2014/01/05/optumrx-must-die-mailorder-pharmacy-monstrosity/ We need you! Thnx. #RF Bonus: You can learn more about how OptumRx has been frenetically responding so far at http://douglasecastleblog.com/2014/01/29/optumrx-and-united-health-group-think-were-stupi/ . These outlaws have got to be stopped, brought to justice and made to pay. Tags, Labels, Search Terms: OptumRx, profits before patients, scams, frauds,…
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Linked To Serious Skin Problems

    Douglas E. Castle
    28 Jan 2014 | 8:30 am
    Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is a dangerous drug. It is very damaging to the kidneys and to the liver. Despite this, it is still widely used by hospitals, and is constantly recommended for pain relief. Unlike enterically-coated aspirin, Tylenol carries no advantages for heart health or cardiovascular health in general. It is not as effective as aspirin for pain relief or as an anti-inflammatory agent by any means. And now, acetaminophen has been directly linked to some very serious skin conditions.The FDA's MedWatch has just come out with this report:Acetaminophen: Drug Safety Communication -…
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    Dr Mommy Online | Wholistic Fit Living Tips for the Busy Woman and Family

  • How to Do a Candida Cleanse Without Going Crazy

    AnnaLaura Brown
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you suspect that you might have a candida problem? or Maybe you’ve been to a holistic doctor who has told you that you have a candida problem? So what do you do now? You know that you need to do a candida cleanse, but if you listen to everything that you are supposed to do to get rid of the candida, you could very easily go nuts trying.  That said, there are ways to do a candida cleanse without going crazy and still stay healthy. Here are some ways to make it happen. 1. Get the help of either a holistic doctor, a health coach or an accountability partner who is also doing a candida…
  • Join the Fight to Stop Teen Medicine Abuse

    Becky Dyer
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Did you know that approximately one in 25 teens reports abusing excessive amounts of DXM to get high? Furthermore, only 59 percent of teens strongly believe that abusing OTC cough medicine to get high is risky. That means that nearly half believe that it is not. You might be asking yourself, “What is DXM?” Dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. It is a safe and effective ingredient when used as directed, but can produce harmful side effects when abused and taken in excess. Many parents make a point of discussing the dangers of abusing substances…
  • An Interactive Way of Learning

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you’re like me, you tend to learn or digest information when it is presented in an interactive method. As a visual and tactile learner, personally I remember information when I am presented with a video, pictures or better yet when I am able to interact in an activity involving various subjects. One of the many reasons we home educate our children is the ability to teach and also learn along with them the various subjects life has to offer. We enjoy doing hands-on learning using manipulatives for math and science as well as engaging them in every day life lessons which may involve…
  • Why Pain?

    Ginny Edwards
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Your body starts showing signs of pain.  “Why does it have to be this way?”  you ask. Life throws a curve ball in your relationships.  “Why is this happening to me?” you ask. Your finances dry up and you wonder how you’re going to pay your bills.  “This fear is overwhelming me.” you say in your heart. Why do these things have to happen?  Why does pain in its many forms come to all of us?  Believe it or not, that still, small, voice that speaks to all of us spoke a powerful truth to me one day as I was rescuing a beetle who had gotten into my house. (yep – I’m one of…
  • No Time to Exercise? Try H.I.I.T !

    Laura Seeber
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    You only have 24 hours in a a day, and frankly, finding time to exercise within that period can sometimes be difficult.  Between your job, family, and just life in general, finding five minutes, let alone twenty for a workout is next to impossible sometimes. Well, what if I told you that there was a workout that provided just as much intensity, and effectiveness as a full blown workout in a quarter of the time- would you be interested? Well, there is, and it’s a old favorite that’s gaining  lot of new fans on the exercise circuit- and it’s called H.I.I.T. H.I.I.T stands…
 
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    Senior Health Memos

  • Time For A Canada Prescription Drug Plan

    Barry Welford
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    All seniors will be delighted to see the headline that is appearing today: Pharmacare national prescription drug program gains support.  It’s widely supported in the medical community, but has not yet caught fire with Canadians at large.  The concept is very straightforward: pharmacare, a national program that would see prescription drugs covered through a publicly funded system rather than out of pocket. Canadians can only dream of it when faced with sky-high drug costs as they fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Apparently even private insurers aren’t…
  • International Day of Older Persons – October 1

    Barry Welford
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Every year, October 1 celebrates the United Nations backed International Day of Older Persons. For 2014 the theme is Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All. The photograph on the right shows Elderly women in Chengdu as displayed on the UN website. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon points out the importance of this topic by noting that: “By 2050, the number of older persons will be twice the number of children in developed countries, and the number of older persons in developing countries is expected to double. This trend will have profound effects on countries and…
  • How To Live To Be 100

    Barry Welford
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Many more of us are living life’s third act and enjoying a vigorous and fulfilling life. The third act is how Jane Fonda defines the years beyond 60. The challenge is of course to make that third act as long as possible. In this article, you will find examples of many people who are doing just that. We then will describe some steps you may take to emulate them. Some centenarians who found the 100-year-old secret You may be surprised to know that centenarians are not found equally in all parts of the world. Instead there are communities around the world which have many more individuals who…
  • Take care of your hearing as you age: the do’s and don’ts

    contributor
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    This article is contributed by Paul Harrison. As we grow older it’s natural to want to take care of our health. Many people take regular exercise to stay fit and active, and follow a healthy diet. Whilst we think nothing of having regular health checks such as cholesterol tests and eye examinations, many people are reluctant to get their hearing tested. Having your ear health checked regularly can catch any illnesses or signs of infection before they can become a problem and damage your hearing. Never ignore any warning signs such as earache, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or dizziness…
  • Nutrition for Seniors

    contributor
    25 May 2014 | 2:24 pm
      Courtesy of nirots via freedigitalphotos.net This article is contributed by Emily Newhook. We all know that a well-balanced diet can help people of all ages lead healthier lives, but seniors in particular stand to gain a lot from proper nutrition. Eating well can help reduce the risk of serious chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, among others. Even if you’ve already been diagnosed with a chronic condition, maintaining a healthy diet can allow you to manage it more effectively. Healthy eating can also help seniors manage their weight and keep energy…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • A Journey for the Body and Spirit: Hiking Maui’s Haleakala Crater

    Joyce
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Our hike in Haleakala Crater on Maui. All Photos taken with my Nokia Lumia Icon Every year when I return home to Maui, I intend to hike Haleakala Crater. The last time I did the 12 miles down sliding sands and up Switch Backs was 20+ years ago with my husband. This time, my longtime friends Mike Waltze and Carol Aldred were totally up for the last-minute idea to hike the crater. We arrived in the morning at the 10,023 foot dormant volcano, and was greeted by an old friend who planned to begin his hike where we would end ours. He kindly let us drive his car up to the next parking lot where we…
  • A Maui Summer Must-Do: The Sights,Sounds, Scents, and Aloha Spirit of #KFresh14

    Joyce
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    ʻAhaʻāina O Kāʻanapali One of my favorite things in the whole world is Maui and her people. It’s the home of my heart. So nothing excites me more than seeing other people falling in love with this magical place and sharing in the experience. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the Ka’anapali Fresh event for the first time and hoped to come back for a second serving of this amazing combination of Hawaiian culture and the most blogged-about culinary destination. Many mahalos to Shelley Kekuna and Ka’anapali Beach Resort for inviting me back for Ka’anapali…
  • Giving the GoPro Hero3 a Go on Maui #VZWBuzz

    Joyce
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    My first use of the GoPro Hero3 in water. SUP downwinder on Maui with Chris Ozee and Mike Waltze. Thanks to Verizon, I received a new GoPro Hero3 camera for my trip home to Maui. Being a bit of an impatient tech person (aka hate reading directions) I anticipated some frustration ahead. I was SO wrong. Everytime I go home to Maui, I want to take photos in the water.  Since I spend much of my time on top of or submerged in the ocean while there, it makes sense to capture those moments to add to my forever memories. Oh How I Love You GoPro App Once I installed the GoPro App on my phone I was…
  • Share Your Message of Hope #VoicesHavePower #vzwbuzz

    Joyce
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Voices Have Power Some of you know I’m a big believer in the link between service, giving, and purpose as a part of a healthy life. Sometimes that giving and purpose is a big commitment – and sometimes it’s small. But just like healthy food and exercise choices, small things done often make a big difference.   #VoicesHavepower   That’s why I love this powerful new campaign from Verizon to stop domestic violence. As someone who was a victim of domestic violence when I was younger (before I met my husband), I hold this issue close to my heart. On the journey from victim…
  • I’m Going Lap-Topless #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
 
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • Food for thought

    Edel
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
  • In the USA

    Edel
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Kyle and I have just spent a week visiting users and distributors of disposable consumables in the West Coast USA... as far north as Petaluma and south as Los Angeles we covered some ground in a short time. Everyone we met were without exception incredibly friendly and with no real benefit to them very helpful as we attempted to learn more about the market. Learnings... The market is very, very big! The market is very, very competitive! There is no one that we could find or here of that is approaching the market as we do... Prior to that I spent a week at the annual B Corp Conference in…
  • Coming Soon - Virofex Surface Disinfectant Wipes

    Robin
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Virofex Surface Disinfectant Wipes are the perfect alcohol-free alternative for your Dental or Medical Practice:  Virofex Wipes are available in 2 sizes - 180 x 125mm Wipes / 100 Wipes per pack- 200 x 200mm Wipes / 200 Wipes per pack Wipes have a subtle clean melon aroma All the Virofex efficacy testing applies to the Wipes Refill packs of Wipes are packed in Premium satin feel pouches Talk to your Legendary Customer Advocate today by calling 0800 633 468 or chat with us online at www.medicalhouse.co.nz.
  • Food for thought

    Edel
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
  • Voluntarius, anyone?

    Edel
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    What kind of a weird blog title is that – and when did you last partake? To volunteer  -  to give our own time and skill freely for the purpose of helping others.  Humans have been doing this for centuries, and the term originates from the Latin voluntarius "voluntary, of one's free will”. Helping each other out is what we do, and here in Christchurch we have had so much to remind us that we are all in need of help at times.  So what fires you up? What touches your heart? Some of us might be regulars somewhere, perhaps you give blood every three months like the awesome…
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    Walkingspree

  • Move! Walk Yourself Happy

    WalkingSpree Team
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it’s actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression. In one research study, three groups of patients treated their depression with either medication, exercise, or a combination of the two. All three groups experienced similar improvements in their happiness levels to begin with but what happened over time was drastically different. Six months later, the groups were tested again to determine their relapse rate. Medication alone: 38% had slipped back into depression Combination of exercise…
  • Complete Guide to Calories

    WalkingSpree Team
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    By using the Walkingspree Food Tracker, you can compare your calories consumed with your calories burned. This infographic does a fantastic job helping you understand calories. You can even check how many steps you need to walk to burn off a particular food item, along with minutes of cycling and swimming.
  • Eat Smart! Healthy eating and breast cancer

    WalkingSpree Team
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This pink ribbon effort puts the focus on education and fundraising events to find a cure. Breast cancer is the fifth leading cause of death in women according to the CDC. No food can prevent you from getting breast cancer, but a healthy diet can boost your immune system and help keep your risk as low as possible. Some research studies have focused on food and its relationship to breast cancer. Here are a few findings. Alcohol: Women drinking five or more drinks a week were linked to a higher risk of breast cancer than those who don’t drink,…
  • Move Smart! Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    WalkingSpree Team
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Walking is a great way to get healthy and stay healthy, and it may reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer or its recurrence. Walking can also help control your weight, which has been linked to breast cancer. Researchers from Washington University and Harvard University evaluated nearly 65,000 women who filled out questionnaires on their level of physical activity at various periods of their lives, starting from age 12. Women whose activity was equivalent to 3.25 hours a week of running or 13 hours a week of walking had a 23 percent reduced risk of breast cancer compared with those who…
  • 24 Tips to Beat Hunger Cravings

    WalkingSpree Team
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Do you eat out of hunger…or do you eat out of habit? Often it is difficult to determine if you are craving food because of physiological hunger or psychological hunger. This method may help give you the time to determine if you really are hungry or if you just need an alternative to keep you busy. Rate your level of hunger: 0 – 10 Ask yourself, why are you hungry? Is it because you skipped a meal or snack? Sometimes we become so busy we forget to eat our snack or even skip a meal. Be sure to have your snack with you if you are not at home. If you are home, make sure that your snack is…
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • CDC: All U.S. Residents Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

    Health Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The new monitoring program, which starts Monday, will require anyone back from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone to check their temperature twice a day and report back daily to their local public health department, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a Wednesday press conference. “State and…
  • Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Now ‘Free’ of Virus, Family Says

    Health Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Amber Vinson, one of two nurses battling Ebola after contracting it from a patient at a Dallas hospital, is now free of the virus, according to a statement released by her family on Wednesday. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of yesterday [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” Vinson’s family said in the statement, ABC News reported. The statement added that Vinson should be able…
  • Your Happiness Break: A Talking Seashell With Shoes

    Rozalynn S. Frazier
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Day to day, you find yourself trying to make your way through what seems like a never-ending to-do list, complete with everything from meeting deadlines to getting through that pile of dirty laundry in the corner to squeezing in a long run for that marathon you singed up for…wait, maybe that’s just me. Regardless of what’s on your list, as it grows, so does your stress level, which can leave you feeling anxious, irritable, and depressed. Next thing you know, you’ve fallen off the happy track. That’s why you should stop whatever you’re doing right now and watch this…
  • Renee Zellweger: ‘I’m Glad I Look Different’

    Lisa Lombardi
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Photo: Getty Images Unless you live under a boulder, you’ve no doubt seen the mean-spirited Internet posts about Renee Zellweger’s face. The backstory: On Monday, after the Oscar-winning actress attended the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards—an event that is supposed to honor the work of talented women—all anyone could talk about was the 45-year-old star’s appearance. Her crime? Wait for it: Not looking the same as she did MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO, back when she was in Chicago and Jerry Maguire. Now really, who looks the same a decade later? I sure don’t. (Every…
  • 3 Heartwarming Examples of Technology Helping People Walk Again

    Rachel Swalin
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The simple act of walking is something many of us take for granted, but there are about 6 million Americans living with paralysis today, according to research from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. That’s equal to the combined populations of Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Or, about 1 in 50 people. While technology has come a long way for making life easier for people in wheelchairs, medical advances are also nice to hear about. Case in point: a Bulgarian man named Darek Fidyka whose spinal cord was severed in a stabbing incident is now able to walk…
 
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • Sports medicine stats: Career benefits for girls who play sports

    drdavidgeier
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Studies show that, on average, former college athletes earn a wage premium over others. In fact, a survey of executive women found that 80% played sports growing up, and 69% said sports helped them develop leadership skills that contributed to their professional success.
  • 5 serious stress fractures of the foot and ankle

    drdavidgeier
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I recently answered some common questions athletes and active people often have about stress fractures. I discussed risk factors, typical presentation and diagnosis of stress fractures. I also briefly mentioned that certain stress fractures are considered high risk. In this post, I share information on these high-risk stress fractures of the foot and ankle that often afflict runners and athletes in jumping sports.
  • Episode 165: Is playing on artificial turf more dangerous than playing on grass?

    drdavidgeier
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Is playing on artificial turf more dangerous than playing on grass? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • Social media Saturday: Do your most important task first

    drdavidgeier
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Most healthcare providers have hectic work schedules. On top of that, we go home, get kids to sports practices, make dinner, and get the kids bathed and ready for bed. How can we possibly write blog posts or record videos to educate the public?
  • Healthy athlete tip: Don’t let young athletes play through pain

    drdavidgeier
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    As parents and coaches, it's important to respond to a child's pain early on to avoid serious injury later. Instead of pressuring the child to push through the pain in order to play, give her a few days off to rest and recover.
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Here's What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

    MedFriendly
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Asbestos: The Cause of MesotheliomaYou can’t watch an episode of anything on Court TV without at least one commercial about mesothelioma.If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with the condition, and you want more information about what to do next, read on: Asbestos: The Gateway to MesotheliomaBy now, everyone knows that asbestos is linked to mesothelioma. The only real question is why did we use it for so long. For that matter, why are we still using it? Unfortunately, the cynical answer and the true answer are one and the same. Asbestos is a tremendously useful mineral that has all…
  • Common Disabling Automotive Injuries

    MedFriendly
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Almost anyone who has been disabled in an automobile accident will tell you that it ultimately doesn’t matter how they became disabled, it only matters that they became disabled, and that their lives are forever changed. That being said, it’s still a good idea to understand the types of disabling injuries that can occur in an automobile accident to understand how the injury occurred, and the options for treatment. It’s also a good idea to learn about these types of injuries to understand how they can be prevented in the future.The Impact of Automotive InjuriesWhether or not the…
  • Drug Side-Effects: When the Cure is Worse Than the Disease

    MedFriendly
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Treating disease is not easy. For one thing, despite all of the advances in medical technology, there’s still so much we don’t know about the human body and the disease process. Many of the treatments that we take for granted have only been in use since the early twentieth century.  For example, the antibiotic penicillin was not discovered until 1928 and did not reach wide distribution until 1935.When penicillin was introduced it was considered a wonder drug because it was able to prevent hospital-borne infections, and cure diseases that were previously considered terminal, like…
  • Water Safety at the Jersey Shore

    MedFriendly
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    As the summer season winds down, we’re heading away from the many beaches, and toward drier fall activities. Although we’re heading away from the water, we shouldn’t lose sight of the dangers that can lurk on the many beaches along the Jersey Shore. New Jersey has roughly 130 miles of coastline that offer everything from boardwalks and fishing to swimming and surfing, and with all those activities come the risk of drowning. This is not to say that the beaches are dangerous, but safety should always be a concern whenever you get near the water.The CDC reports that ten people die each day…
  • The Woman Who Claimed She Urinated a Bullet

    MedFriendly
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    While urinating a worm is physically possible as described in a recent blog post, there is an early medical report from 1668 of a woman urinating something even more incredible…a bullet. The story goes like this.A large, pale, woman by the name of G. Eliot in Suffolk, England was tormented with intestinal problems for many years. She was persuaded by a neighbor who had similar problems to swallow two bullets.  It is not stated what the logic was behind how swallowing bullets would supposedly help. The woman claimed that she felt better initially after swallowing the bullets but that…
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    kimberlysnyder » Blog

  • Avocado Challenge Celebration (and Super Inspiring Avo Pics)!

    Kimberly Snyder
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Hello Dear One, What a week! Last Monday, we kicked off our Beauty Detox “Avocado Remix Challenge” — where our goal was to eat at least one serving of avocado each day and share it on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. As we learned, avocados are such an important beauty food. They are rich in skin-nourishing vitamin E, omega-9 fats, potassium and so much more. The recipes shared and that you tried this week are now part of your arsenal, which you can use anytime to help your health continue to evolve and thrive. Overall, I’m thrilled…
  • Beauty Detox Transformation Story: Kerri!

    Kimberly Snyder
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
      This is Kerri, who will be sharing her amazing experience of transformation in this post! :) Hi Loves! Welcome back to another installment of our weekly Beauty Detox Transformation Story! This week, we have the lovely Kerri Romeo and I’m super excited to share her experience. Let’s get right into it… How long have you been following the Beauty Detox philosophy? Was it easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle? I read The Beauty Detox Solution when it was first released in 2011. I had taken an interest in health and nutrition and the vegetarian lifestyle in my late…
  • How to Feed an Entire Family for a Year!

    Kimberly Snyder
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Dear Beauty, I want you to pay extra close attention to this post… this is BIG. You may remember, I’ve been involved with an INCREDIBLE charity for the last couple years, called Gardens for Health International. Their mission is to empower families in Africa by providing agricultural solutions for chronic malnutrition. They help them create their own gardens, learn farming and reach a position where they can grow their own food and no longer be hungry or malnourished. I can honestly say that the energy, love and devotion of those involved in this project are beyond words —…
  • Questions and Answers About Gaining Healthy Weight and Muscle!

    Kimberly Snyder
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Dear Beauty, Hope you’re doing well with the Avocado Challenge — which started Monday! I’ve been seeing some great pics and I encourage you to keep them coming! Today, we’re back with another weekly installment of Q&A — which we’ve been getting amazing feedback about! This week’s topic is about gaining healthy weight and also putting on extra muscle. These are questions we get a lot and so I hope you find the answers helpful and grounding for you. Let’s dive into them now… Question from Melissa: I am also trying to gain weight and mass…
  • How to Avoid the Dreaded Fall and Winter Weight Gain!

    Kimberly Snyder
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When fall comes around, which is the current space we are in, it’s natural to want heavier or more “comforting” foods. All those light delicious raw foods — including fruit, fresh veggies and big green salads you loved during the summer may not be enough when the weather gets cooler. One of the things that I’ve always advocated is adjusting what you eat according to the seasons. If you crave warm foods during this time, you can get plenty of them. Grounding, hot and savory food doesn’t mean you have to pack on the pounds! The Beauty Detox plan works and can…
 
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    Well Being Tips

  • Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health and Well Being

    Wellbeing
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health and Well Being Show your green thumb to the whole world and enjoy the world of gardening. If you believe that you don’t have what it takes to be a successful gardener, think again. In this infographic you will find out all the reasons why gardening is good for you. Not only that your amazing garden will impress […]
  • Work – The Unsung Hero of a Healthy Life

    Wellbeing
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Work – The Unsung Hero of a Healthy Life Work – The Unsung Hero of a Healthy Life “What!!” It’s true. I know you don’t believe it but for about 30% of us, work is a life enhancing, health generating experience. For 7 out of 10 us however, work is that part of life that turns us into a zombie, makes us feel numb, […]
  • Top Injuries for Contractors to Watch Out for On the Job

    mollyp
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Top Injuries for Contractors to Watch Out for On the Job Contractors Beware: Top Injuries to Watch Out for On the Job People who pursue jobs in the construction industry typically know beforehand that their careers will be physically demanding and require that they undertake safety risks. In fact, laying brick several stories above the ground, installing electrical wiring, and using a jackhammer or blowtorch are […]
  • Sometimes Being A Good Samaritan Can Be Hazardous

    nadines
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Sometimes Being A Good Samaritan Can Be Hazardous Sometimes Being A Good Samaritan Can Be Hazardous Regardless of your background, every person has been taught that they should help others who are in need. Some people do this by working with the sick or poor. Others find that working with children or the elderly fulfills this need. Others make themselves available to strangers […]
  • How to Cope With Your Child’s Misdiagnosis

    nadines
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    How to Cope With Your Child’s Misdiagnosis A significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits are at the heart of a medical misdiagnosis. Whether your child was wrongly diagnosed or their treatment was delayed, you could be going through a series of varying emotions. An incorrect diagnosis could also cause more harm to the patient by worsening their condition. However, finding productive ways […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Nano Silver: Protection from Ebola

    Danica Collins
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Did You Know… that a study funded by the Department of Defense in 2009 showed that Nano Silver inhibits the Ebola virus… and yet the findings of this life-saving study have not been... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Lack of Access to Quality Care Increases Cancer Risk

    Danica Collins
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    This just in: Harvard researchers have discovered that nearly 1 in 20 cancer patients die within a month of surgery…a much higher percentage of death than that cited by previous [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Eat More Beans and Live Longer!

    Danica Collins
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Did You Know…that people who eat more beans live longer—and canned beans count? Recent research suggests that how many beans you eat is a strong predictor of how long you’ll... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Put on the Pinhole Glasses

    Danica Collins
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Vision is one of the first senses to succumb to aging’s effects. But you don’t have to accept vision loss as a natural part of the aging process. You can [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Eating Spicy Foods Causes Ulcers

    Danica Collins
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    This is a MYTH. For decades, medical professionals attributed ulcers to causes such as eating spicy foods, chronic stress, tobacco, alcohol and other less-than-optimal lifestyle habits. A common... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • Blogger Style

    Kristina
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Dimmi’s Jogger in black grid was just featured on local blog day in my dreams. Sports influence fashion is huge right now. And for only $50 per pair, the Jogger is a great way to make the statement, without breaking the bank. Plus who doesn’t want an excuse to wear sneakers all day. “…feeling pretty […] The post Blogger Style appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Casual Improvements

    Kristina
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    One of Dimmi’s most popular styles of all time. The ‘Improve’ makes a comeback with updated tones and textures for fall 2014. Hint of glamor lets you dress it up, or play it down – super casual style. What’s your favorite color? Shop: http://www.musthaveshoes.com/improve-pewter-dimmi.html The post Casual Improvements appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Designer’s Notes on ‘Normcore’

    Kristina
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
      Check out the image details and photo credit on Polyvore: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=136145610 The idea to celebrate the normal, the effortless and the androgynous. Normcore fashion is based on the normalcy of everyday casual wear and a certain sense of belonging to a community. With the over saturation of designer labels and the wastefulness within the […] The post Designer’s Notes on ‘Normcore’ appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What is Normcore

    Kristina
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    You may not know what it means, but you’ve definitely seen what it is. Normcore is a fast growing fashion trend defined by the most unexpected of traits – Normality. FINALLY, a trend we can all understand! But what does that really mean? Of course it is still moving fashion and on-trend, so when we […] The post What is Normcore appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Smile

    Kristina
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Our obsession with acclaimed blogger Alyssa from the Ordinary Peoples Blog continues, as we pull out and oldie-but-goodie from her collection of Dimmi styles. The ‘Jogger’ gets a dark (but still happy) tough-girl vibe by pairing it with all-black and a geometric constructed bralette. “…I can’t quite remember why I stopped wearing comfortable shoes. For […] The post Smile appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Sensation-Free Ebola Facts: What We Know and What We Don’t

    LAwordsmith
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In the medical field, other than death, nothing is absolute. One radio interviewer told me recently he would never be comfortable about the Ebola risks until we knew absolutely everything about it and there was zero risk for everyone. Guess what. He’s never going to be comfortable. Part of the Ebola fear fuel in America right now is the fact that we don’t know everything about this disease. And when questions arise, people come out of the woodwork with answers, whether they know what they’re talking about or not. Often, their answers boil down to: Well, we…
  • Update on My Hands-Only CPR Post: The AHA’s Response

    LAwordsmith
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you read my post about Hands-Only CPR Monday, you know that I believe the American Heart Association’s guidelines leave room for interpretation. So my team emailed them to see if they could officially clarify some points. Here’s part of the response from Kailey Shatzer, communications manager. It addresses some issues related to Hands-Only CPR, a trademarked term for doing chest compressions only (no mouth-to-mouth), but doesn’t clarify completely. First, Shatzer explained the rationale for not doing respirations (mouth-to-mouth) in most teens and adults:…
  • Hands-Only CPR and When to Add the Breathing

    LAwordsmith
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A child collapses; there’s no sign of life. You call for help and start CPR. But wait. Didn’t you hear somewhere that they say now not to do the respirations part? Just do Hands-Only CPR? Or are kids one of the exceptions? Well, whatever you do, do something, and do it quick. When to Add the Breathing These days, Hands-Only CPR is the way to go in most situations for people who aren’t medical professionals. It’s easier; it works as well as adding respirations, at least most of the time. And the feeling is, it’ll help more people act and act quicker. But…
  • For You: Special 48-Hour Bonuses With My New Online Training Course

    LAwordsmith
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH I’m really excited. Today, my new online training course is finally available to you! It’s taken me over a year to put together this professionally produced project, and I think it has turned out fantastic. In The Survival Doctor’s Emergencies Training Course, you’ll learn some of the lifesaving knowledge that I’ve amassed over 30 years of practicing medicine. I cover some of my readers’ most-often-worried-about questions, and I teach you how I’d handle common life-threatening medical problems, in easy-to-understand language and with minimal medical…
  • Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of The Survival Doctor’s Emergency Training Course

    LAwordsmith
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek at The Survival Doctor’s Emergency Training Course. It’s my new video course that’s over a year in the making, and I’ve crafted it especially for my readers who want to gain confidence in their medical skills. To celebrate it releasing, I’ve also create a new free minicourse on how to save a life confidently. Sign up below to get started with the free minicourse. Update: The minicourse is now closed. But you can still get into my video-based, online training course. Click here to learn more. Want to find out…
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 307: Ebola aetiology

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Tara C. Smith Tara Smith joins the TWiEBOVsters to discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa, spread of the disease to and within the US, transmission of the virus, and much more.   This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The…
  • TWiV 306: This Week in Ebolavirus

    12 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The Grand Masters of the TWiV discuss Ebola virus transmission, air travel from West Africa, Ebola virus infectivity on surfaces, the Dallas Ebola virus patient, and Ebola virus in dogs. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is…
  • TWiV 305: Rhymes with shinola

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Alan, and Kathy continue their coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, with a discussion of case fatality ratio, reproductive index, a conspiracy theory, and spread of the virus to the United States. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing…
  • TWiV 304: Given X, solve for EBOV

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Jeff Shaman The TWiV team consults an epidemiologist to forecast the future scope of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.  This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently…
  • TWiV 303: Borna this way

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV team discusses transmission of Ebola virus, and inhibition of Borna disease virus replication by viral DNA in the ground squirrel genome. This episode of TWiV is brought to you by the Department of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Composed of over 20 virology labs, all centralized in one building in the heart of New York City, this department is a perfect fit for anyone with an interest in pursuing virus research. The Department is presently looking…
 
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    The Underground Bootcamp

  • DIY Dog Shampoo & Conditioner

    Paulin Soleyman
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    Let’s face it! Most of us pet parents know that dogs, regardless of their size, can get pretty stinky in a matter of days. That’s why I make an effort to give Freddie, my six year old Yorkie, a bath at least once a week. Therefore, it is safe to deduce that over the past [...]The post DIY Dog Shampoo & Conditioner appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts:No related posts.
  • All Natural Laundry Detergent Recipe & Fabric Softener

    Paulin Soleyman
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Hi Everyone! As some of you have noticed, I have been absent from the blogging scene for a few months. This is because Emil and I finally took the plunge and moved out of Brooklyn, NY. We now live in Dallas, Texas and I’ve never been happier I absolutely LOVE life in Texas! Starting over [...]The post All Natural Laundry Detergent Recipe & Fabric Softener appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts: 100 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint How To Save Money By Reducing Your Carbon Footprint The Baby Friendly Health Benefits of Green Cleaning
  • Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe

    Paulin Soleyman
    1 Dec 2013 | 11:11 am
    This is THE best applesauce recipe EVER! Of course, as the recipe inventor, my opinion is slightly biased so you’ll just have to try it for yourself and let me know what you think. I absolutely love applesauce, especially the unsweetened, tart variety, and eat it both before and after my workouts. Since I go [...]The post Unsweetened Applesauce Recipe appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts:No related posts.
  • Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats

    Paulin Soleyman
    23 Oct 2013 | 4:06 pm
    Warning: I am one of THOSE people who talk about, and treat, their dogs like children. I fell in love with Freddie, the moment I laid eyes on him as a furry little puppy. It’s been five years since I brought Freddie home and I am not ashamed to admit that he has had me [...]The post Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts:No related posts.
  • 12 Tools For Every Girl’s DIY Toolkit

    Paulin Soleyman
    16 Oct 2013 | 9:22 pm
    One of the most unique aspects of Pinterest is that it can be used as a self improvement tool. I joined Pinterest about a year ago and immediately started a love/hate relationship with the website that consumes a majority of my free time. Why love/hate? Well, I LOVE finding so many amazing blogs, recipes and [...]The post 12 Tools For Every Girl’s DIY Toolkit appeared first on The Underground Bootcamp.Related posts:No related posts.
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • Tasty Treats For Your Teeth - A Brief History Of Toothpaste

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
      Take one drachma of rock salt – that’s one hundredth of an ounce - two drachmas of mint, one drachma of dried iris flower and 20 grains of pepper, crush them together and …ta-dah! You have just made yourself a batch of the world’s oldest toothpaste.   This recipe was written in Greek on a scrap of papyrus that has been dated to the fourth century AD. The Egyptian scribe added an explanatory note, explaining that the recipe created a "powder for white and perfect teeth.” The papyrus was recently found (again) in the basement of a Viennese museum, with…
  • Dealing With Dentures

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    So you have acquired a fine set of dentures to replace those troublesome teeth, and you figure your dental issues are finally over? Well, not quite. Life with dentures is better, especially if you’ve been embarrassed about your decayed, loose or missing teeth. But your nifty new removable teeth come with their own set of potential glitches. Thankfully, most of the issues that most commonly bother denture-wearers are preventable or easily fixable.
  • How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    That unsettling noise that you might occasionally hear in the middle of the night could be the sound of 40-million Americans feverishly grinding their teeth.   Many of us are plagued with bruxism – the formal term for teeth grinding and clenching - but most people don’t gash their teeth consistently. Only 10 percent of us grind so hard and so often that they fracture their fillings, crack their crowns, and/or destroy their dentures.
  • Medicare Open Enrollment. What You Need To Know Now.

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
      It’s that time again. From October 15 through December 7 Medicare recipients can switch or supplement their healthcare plan. Any changes made will take effect on January 1 2015.   Medicare Basics   Original Medicare is comprised of parts A (hospitalization coverage) and B (physician coverage).   Original Medicare covers, on average, about 80 percent of an enrollee's health costs, but there is no ceiling for out-of-pocket costs. Consequently almost ninety percent of Medicare recipients have opted for either a Medigap or a Medicare Advantage plan.
  • Dental Care During Treatment For Breast Cancer

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
      Your dentist should be part of the medical team you rely on during treatment for breast cancer. He or she can assist you in preventing or minimizing any potential dental problems that might arise in response to chemotherapy, and help to ensure you’ll be smiling beautifully after you conclude treatment.   Most professionals advise women to have a dental checkup at least two weeks – and preferably a month or more - before they begin chemotherapy. Check with your oncologist for guidance. Getting a checkup before your treatment starts helps to address any existing dental…
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    Tandurust

  • How Is Tomato Allergy Caused? Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

    PUP
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Allergic reaction to certain foods has become common nowadays. There are many foods which are known to produce allergy, but have you ever imagined a person can be allergic to tomatoes? Yes there are certain individuals who may have tomato …
  • How To Prevent Traction Alopecia? Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

    PUP
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Alopecia is a medical term commonly used for hair loss and baldness. Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss which occurs when there is constant pulling and tension applied to hair for a prolonged period of time. Usually it …
  • What Is A Shiatsu Foot Massage? Its Benefits and Techniques

    mkr
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    There are numerous pressure points on the feet, each correlated with various organs of our body and their functioning.During Shiatsu foot massage, therapists not only use finger pressure, but also use their thumbs, knuckles, palms sometimes also their knees …
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma Symptoms: Causes, Treatment & Home Remedies

    PUP
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Basal cell carcinoma is a malignant tumor arising from basal cells of upper layer of skin called epidermis and its appendages. It rarely invades other parts of body. It is more frequent in fair skin individuals. Basal cell carcinoma is …
  • Causes Of Posterior Blepharitis: Symptoms And Home Remedies

    PUP
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Blepheritis is a disease of eye involving the margin of eyelids and the hair follicle of eyelashes. This condition is characterized by irritation, redness, itching and swelling of eyelids. Blepheritis can be acute or chronic and usually affects adults; however …
 
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    Three Minute Egg

  • Thrive Pink Eggs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Lindsay
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    This time of year brings us together for many reasons, often in the spirit of community, to reflect and show appreciation for one another. During the month of October, we gather our resources as a global community to look for ways to contribute to the search for a cure for cancer and to help support […]
  • Black Dog Asana Reviews Three Minute Egg®

    Lindsay
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    The Incredible (Non)Edible Egg We would like to send our sincere thanks to Maggie of Black Dog Asana for saying such nice things about us on her blog. In her post about Three Minute Egg, Maggie reviews the Yogi Meal Starter Kit, including our Special Edition Alignment & Flow DVD. Here’s an excerpt: “One yoga block […]
  • Honoring BKS Iyengar

    Lindsay
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    In Honor of Mr. Iyengar As some of you may already know, BKS Iyengar left the physical body on the 20th of August in India. Mr. Iyengar was one of the most influential yogis of all time, and is personally responsible for what most of us view as proper alignment in the physical practice of […]
  • Introducing Junior Eggs!

    Eggman
    8 Dec 2013 | 9:42 am
    After years of patience, some begging, and numerous customer requests, I am excited at last to announce the release of the Junior Egg! Juniors have the same shape as our Classic Namastegg, but they’re a couple of inches smaller. Why 2 sizes of Eggs?  When I made my first Eggs out of wood there were actually […]
  • The Beauty of Beginner’s Mind – Review of Three Minute Egg® Workshops & Product

    Eggman
    20 Nov 2013 | 4:55 am
    As a Purna Yoga instructor, I have an abiding love for props. They can make poses more accessible either by filling in space or acting as extensors, or they can help practitioners understand action in a pose by providing contact sensation to give direction. And while the Three Minute Egg® seemed like a nice enough […]
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    healthyhomosapien

  • Are You So Dumb To Skip Your Morning Breakfast

    Swarnam John
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Serge Berstasius, freedigitalphotos.netDuring my final year in school, we were busy preparing for the public exams. My father arranged special coaching to help me get more marks. I used to go early in the morning to attend the classes and still had my idlli and sambar breakfast. The funny part is that I used to carry a flask full of Horlicks for extra strength along with my lunch to school. Word spread about my flask of Horlicks like wild fire. And kids would actually come to my class to boo at me while am drinking my Horlicks. Those were the good old days you see!Protein rich breakfast A new…
  • How Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors Help You Reach Fitness Goals

    Swarnam John
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    How Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors Help You Reach Fitness GoalsTake care, Swarnam
  • Coffee Promotes Brain, Eye, Breast, Heart, Stomach and Liver health- Whew!

    Swarnam John
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Feelart,freedigitalphotos.netMy sanity returns with a cup of coffee. I will shout my lungs out, my kids and even the neighbors know that I had missed my cup of coffee (just kidding). And once I had my fill I am the sweetest, most well behaved person you will ever see in the universe.So there must be something special about coffee, right? Let us begin our adventurous journey into the unknown coffee realm.Health benefits in your cup of coffeeStudies have found that coffee consumption lowers the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis…
  • Can BPA In Baby Bottles Cause Lung, Wheeze And Fertility Problems in Kids

    Swarnam John
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Cho Joo Young, freedigitalphotos.net I prefer old fashioned steel tiffin boxes for packing my kids school lunch, much to the dismay of my tween son. He is not so comfortable with the idea of huge steel tiffin boxes with the so called healthy food.  I told him some really scary stuff which I am about to tell you now. So lend an ear.The chemical BPA in plasticsScientists are raising the alarm that BPA a chemical found in plastics may lead to reduced lung function and persistent wheeze in kids, if they are exposed to the chemical at the very tender age, say prenatal period.Sadly, this…
  • 3 Research Proven Ways to Obtain Positive Body Image

    Swarnam John
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Bigjom,freedigitalphotos.netI used to be very insecure about my body image. But once I understood the fact that I am a masterpiece made by the creator of the universe. My attitude towards my body image changed. Instead of feeling insecure, I began to follow a healthy diet, exercise and have a positive self-image about myself. And that surely did wonders to my self-esteem. Hope this understanding helps.Self-acceptance works wondersWomen who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index. This acceptance helps them to deal with…
 
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    betterhealthwashington.com

  • How to Have an Awesome Old School Halloween

    Lauren Cosgrove
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We all remember the simple joys that came with strolling around door to door in costume, expecting massive amounts of candy and fun. So, let’s abandon Pinterest for a minute and get back to the basics of a good ole’ fashioned spooky halloween. It’s time for a little Halloween throwback! 1. Make your own costumes! […]
  • What Is It Like to Get a Facial?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Have you ever wondered exactly what happens during a facial session? We’re here to clue you in. Most estheticians will begin by taking a look at the condition of your skin and recording any relevant medical history pertaining to your head, neck and face. Learning where you’re coming from, what you want to achieve, and […]
  • Fall Fitness Tips: Braving Colder Weather

    Lauren Cosgrove
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The days are shorter. The days are colder. Maybe that cozy couch is calling your name. But fall is no time to fall (totally on purpose) off the fitness wagon! Stay fit through wind, sleet and snow with these fabulous fall fitness tips. Have a PLAN Anyone can slip into a metaphorical rut, or even […]
  • Find Back Pain Relief with Massage Therapy

    Lauren Cosgrove
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Have you ever wondered why when you stub your toe, or bang your knee on the couch, or slip and skid your elbow, your first instinct is to touch your injury and rub away the pain? It’s a common reaction, built into our bodies’ natural coping process. In fact, massaging or clutching the area where […]
  • There’s Nothing Quite Like Chicken Chili

    Lauren Cosgrove
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Fall is a time for comfort food. With colder weather, crisp evenings, and changing colors, a good meal can truly make for a cozy evening. We’ve picked out this delightful slow-cooker chicken chili recipe, courtesy of The Clever Carrot. Besides, what is more appealing than letting a delicious recipe such as this cook itself! To […]
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    中文独立媒体「文摘」

  • 思考

    文摘编辑部
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    怎样适应移动互联网带来的阅读习惯的改变? 如何在巨量的网络信息中保持独特的价值,又不失个性?
  • 浙江省公安机关重点人员动态管控工作规范 (试行)

    文摘编辑部
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    编者按:各级公安机关要结合实际,对本地旅馆、暂住、网吧、机动车等基础信息采集录入情况,网上缉控系统在线值守、警情签收下达、处置措施、结果反馈情况进行检查通报,并建立相应的考核机制。对基础信息采集录入及时,签收、管控、反馈等工作表现突出的单位予以通报表扬;对基础信息采集录入不及时、不准确,签…
  • 斯伟江:“十条须知”——当网民遇见警察

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    【编注】本文是根据斯伟江律师长微博编辑而成,部分字词可能出错,见谅。另有几处句子稍有改动,但文意不变。…
  • 创业邦杂志:互联网上,内容多长最合适?

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    互联网上诞生了丰富的文字形式,如电子邮件、博客、微博、演示等等,我们往往关注于其中的内容,但是却很少考虑过一个问题——这些东西的篇幅究竟多长才是最合适的呢? KEVAN LEE 认真研究了这个问题。 他通过收集各方的资料,得出的研究结果如下: 1、推特的理想长度是100字符 Buddy Media和Track Social的研究均得出类似的结果。 推特长度在71-100字之间的转发量最高 2、Facebook帖子的理想长度不超过40字符 Jeff Bullas…
  • 赵子龙:怎样看懂艾胖子

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    赵子龙,艺术评论人、策展人;毕业于清华大学美术学院艺术史论系。曾多次参与、策划大型艺术展览,曾担任《艺术时代》副主编,为《证券日报》、《投资者报》、《上海证券报》等撰写艺术市场评论。现致力于艺术品电商的探索和实践。…
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    BlissPlan.com

  • Gorgeous Andrew Wyeth Print Framing Job!

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    We sell some Andrew Wyeth prints on Amazon and we recently sold one named “Monday Morning” to a lovely lady named Jeannette. Today we are thrilled to get some pictures of how Jeannette’s print looks now that she has framed it. Take a look for yourself.   So beautiful! And here’s a close-up of her […]
  • A Luscious, CHEAP Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Treatment

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the value of alpha-hydroxy for your skin. A natural alpha-hydroxy, that is. Well, here is a luscious little goodie you can whip up yourself and it’s so cheap it’s almost obscene. Step #1: Our beauty concoction begins with a trip to the grocery to get some half and […]
  • How To Start Your Day!

    Sydney Johnston
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    How to start your day, every day … OK, maybe we don’t need to stand on the counter, but otherwise this video says it all. What could be a better way to live than to focus on gratitude and saying “Thank you” constantly, all day long. You might think that you have nothing be grateful […]
  • Do You Know If Your New “What’s-It” Is On A Recall List?

    Sydney Johnston
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    None of us want to spend our money on dangerous or defective items and with the holidays racing towards us, we need to pay even more attention. The most important group to protect, of course, is kids. Toys that easily break are bad enough, but toys that are dangerous can be a disaster. So if you’re […]
  • What Are Molluscum Warts?

    Sydney Johnston
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Molluscum warts are caused by a different HPV virus strain than is an underlying reason of most others warts. They look like skin-colored bumps of the size ranging from one to six millimeters in diameter. They may appear virtually anywhere on the skin – from upper thighs and abdomen to face, usually in clusters. The bad […]
 
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    DiscussHealth

  • Arthritis Centers And Clinics In The United States

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    It can be life altering to have arthritis. It does not only prevent one from doing physical activities but could also lead to an unproductive life. Arthritis affects millions of people around the world. They can be mild or severe. Sometime, arthritis also lead to joint pain and inflammation that one may experience swelling which […]
  • Best Diabetes Treatment Centers In The US – List Of Diabetes Clinics

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Diabetes treatment may involve a lifetime modification of lifestyle from physical activities, stress reduction and diet. For people who are already diagnosed or newly diagnosed, it may help to know the best diabetes centers in the US to find support for health related concerns. Treatment Options For Diabetes Diabetes involve the modification of one’s lifestyle. […]
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Phone Number

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    The Joslin Diabetes Clinic is one of the primary health care providers for people afflicted with Diabetes. It has become a hub for treatment and research to combat diabetes of any type. If you suspect that you have diabetes, you may want to get in touch with the Joslin Diabetes Clinic. Joslin Diabetes Clinic Phone […]
  • Always Feel Hungry Even After Eating – Causes Of Hunger After Eating

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    There are times when one may feel hunger even after eating a meal. Most people who experience this symptom may have the condition called hyperacidity. In most cases, a person with excessive acid in the stomach may still feel hungry even after eating a full meal. Here, we will discuss how you can prevent hyperacidity. […]
  • Why Do I Have Falling Hair In The Shower

    HealthyDis
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Many women and men are concerned about lumps of falling hair in the shower. Usually, this happens after washing the hair with shampoo or conditioner. Hair fall when washing is a common condition for people who have weak hair strands and scalp. However, there are ways to prevent hair fall during shower time. What Causes […]
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    Lam, Sam (lamfacialplastics.com)

  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty Dallas, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick out often become the target of unnecessary years of teasing from their peers. For some this may leave a wound in their self-confidence well into adulthood. Patients may also seek out Otoplasty Dallas to correct a birth defeat, for cancer reconstruction or to reconstruct…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure to improve the cosmetic or functional aspects of the nose. Nose Surgery Dallas, also called Rhinoplasty, can improve the aesthetic appearance of nose in patients who feel their nose is disproportionate to the rest of their facial features, has indentations, bumps, is crooked, or has asymmetrical nostrils. Functional nose surgery can improve obstructions in the airway such as a deviated septum. Nose reconstruction may be done to repair tissue loss from cancer. Dr. Lam is uniquely qualified in nose surgery, having written two textbooks and numerous scientific…
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Dr. Lam, author of “Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face“, has trained extensively in Asian Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and offers his patients a wide rage of options for achieving their aesthetic goals. Each patient comes in with their only set of goals and concerns out of which Dr. Lam creates the idea procedure plan to create the best results possible. One of the staples of an Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today some feel that a high lid crease and…
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    BerryRipe

  • Bringing Natural Light Into Your Kitchen

    BerryRipe
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    You know how a quick blast of sunshine boosts your mood? No kidding! The positive effects of natural light in the home are well documented and as we move towards the darker months, it’s time to make changes to kitchens that give dungeons a good run for their money. Your happiness and well-being are directly influenced by the production of the hormone serotonin, which is triggered when we are exposed to natural light sources. In the colder months we head to the kitchen for comfort foods, warming dishes and recipes that lift our spirits – if we add that extra super-ingredient of more…
  • Neck Pain Exercises That Will Do the Trick

    BerryRipe
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Neck pain can be particularly unpleasant as it makes performing basic tasks very difficult, such as turning your head, sitting at a desk and even sleeping. In addition, neck pain can worsen or even cause headache pain. A good, natural way to control neck pain is through exercise. The following are several exercises that are good for controlling neck pain. Neck Pain Basic Stretch In the most basic form, a neck stretch will test your various range of motions. Ideally you will stretch each range for 10 seconds each. Be sure to also focus on the range that is most painful or uncomfortable. The…
  • Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014

    BerryRipe
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    For the second year in a row, BerryRipe.com is publishing it’s list of Top 50 Vegan Blogs. Berryripe.com isn’t the only place to find top notch vegan recipes and health, lifestyle, and fitness articles and we know that. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite vegan blogs for 2014. This group of selected websites are destinations that every vegan would be proud to stop by everyday to catch up on the hottest vegan recipes, latest vegan fashion, and even the most innovative vegan DIY projects. The Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014 are not in any particular order. Use…
  • 7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

    BerryRipe
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    When the leaves begin to turn vibrant colors and the air becomes crisp and cool it can only mean one thing- cold and flu season has arrived. Because children collect germs like limited edition figurines, parents are especially susceptible to a number of nasty viruses and cold bugs that can sap their strength and make work and home commitments a real chore. Even if you don’t have children, spending more time indoors during the winter and fall months will expose you to more germs that can leave you stuffed up and miserable. If you’re like most people today, your busy…
  • Taking Supplements The Right Way

    BerryRipe
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Most people who take supplements need to use a product like TransferFactor-4-Life.com to make sure that they are getting the most out of their regimen. The supplement regimen that most people use when they are trying to get healthy or in shape is something that will help them with their diet and other things. There are people that are missing items from their diet, but there are other people that need supplements because they are burning off so many nutrients during the day. Supplements: The Workouts The workouts that people go through every day will make a great deal of their nutrients and…
 
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter CocoGhee

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This yummy recipe is from Jessica Espinoza and Delicious Obsessions.   Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter (using Coconut and Ghee)  is one of her favorites from hundreds on her site. Jessica shared this in our podcast interview about her passion for cooking, her struggles with weight and Hashimoto’s, and the evolution of her great blog.  Like me, Jessica can tolerate ghee but no other dairy. Whipping ghee and coconut oil together makes a great spread, but you can use butter instead if you wish. The combo of creamy, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y goes well on any…
  • Melissa Curtis Interviews Beverly: Candida and Hormones Preventing Weight Loss

    Beverly Meyer
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    How do Candida and excess hormones prevent weight loss?  I’m here on MelissaCurtis’s show about weight and health for women over 40.  She writes and podcasts at her Fat To Fit: My Quest website. I shared with Melissa my belief that losing weight is never the body’s priority.  It may be your personal priority, but the body has its own agenda!  Fighting infection, keeping the heart and lungs going and managing blood pressure and circulation are always going to trump “weight loss” from the body’s point of view. So how do we lose…
  • 6 Reasons to Avoid Coconut Oil, Milk or Flour

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Should coconuts be off the menu?  Are there valid reasons to avoid coconut oil, meat, milk or water?   My clients occasionally do see problems with coconuts (and I do too).  Sometimes it’s the oil and sometimes issues occur with the meat or milk.   Coconuts can offer wonderful health benefits, both internally and externally, but like all things, they may not be right for YOU.  Check out these questions and try going coconut-free for a few weeks before consuming again.  Watch for effects in any area.   Self-experimentation is one of the…
  • Delicious Obsessions With Jessica Espinoza

    Beverly Meyer
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Delicious Obsessions is one of my favorite blogs! Anything you want to know about gluten free Real Food and Healthy Living can be found here, including recipes, DIY advice and hundreds of articles and guest posts from Jessica and many health and food experts. Jessica’s passion is developing recipes for foods and self-care products. They’re gluten free, Paleo friendly, easy and creative.   Jessica’s a big fan of coconut oil, and in our interview (see link below) she shared one of her favorite recipes – for Whipped Honey Cinnamon CocoGhee.  Use it as a spread…
  • Paleo Pumpkin Pudding

    Beverly Meyer
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    I love pumpkin and I love pudding.  This egg-free Paleo pumpkin pudding makes a super-easy snack, dessert or side dish. Have a serving of protein with it and it makes a meal. How about Pumpkin Pudding and cold roast chicken or turkey?  Or a pasture-raised pork chop?   This recipe uses gelatin instead of eggs.  Quality gelatin is an essential element to gut health recovery, so eat this frequently (but maybe with less sweetener).   I prefer Vital Proteins gelatin but use Great Lakes if you have it. Read my blog post comparing the two when you have a minute…. …
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    HellaWella

  • 11 gluten-free fall recipes that will make everyone’s mouth water

    Vivian Lee
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    11 gluten-free fall recipes that will make everyone’s mouth water10/22/2014By Vivian LeeHaving a gluten-free diet is challenging enough, but what happens when you need a little inspiration? As always, we’ve got your back with these 11...
  • Happy Spa-lloween: 4 beauty tricks and treats

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Happy Spa-lloween: 4 beauty tricks and treats10/22/2014By Lauren Padawer, beauty expert and founder of Alaska Glacial Mud Co.Halloween — a time for dressing up, candy consumption and the time-honored tradition of trick-or-treating. We here at Alaska Glacial Mud have a...
  • Is it bad to swallow your gum?

    Melissa Valliant
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Is it bad to swallow your gum?10/22/2014By Melissa ValliantThe warning has been passed from parent to child for generations: Don't swallow your chewing gum. Your body can't digest it, and it will be stuck in...
  • Braised spicy pork and raisin ragu [Recipe]

    Vivian Lee
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Braised spicy pork and raisin ragu [Recipe]10/22/2014By Mindy Kobrin, MealsOnHeelsByMindy.comCheck out this succulent recipe for braised spicy pork and raisin ragu. Yum! For more fall recipe ideas, visit MealsOnHeelsByMindy.com.
  • Quiz: How expensive is your healthy food?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Quiz: How expensive is your healthy food?10/22/2014By PlayBuzzResearchers tracked the prices of 94 key food and drink items between 2002 and 2012 and priced them per 1,000 kcal.
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    HealClick Blog | Putting Experiences of Patients First

  • HealClick Hiatus

    healclick@gmail.com
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    The main site is currently on hiatus as we work out some kinks. We aren’t sure about the timeframe but are hopeful that things will be sorted out quickly. The post HealClick Hiatus appeared first on HealClick Blog.
  • Tips and Tricks For Eating Organic and Non-GMO

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
    I am a firm believer that in order to heal from any kind of illness your body needs the proper fuel put into it. And in the same breath that includes knowing what to keep out. Before I got sick I was blissfully unaware of all the toxins and chemicals we come in contact with in every day life, and I was even less aware of the harmful additives in food. Something as simple as an apple or an ear of corn can be chalk full of pesticides and be so genetically modified that once it gets into our bodies it’s causing way more harm than giving us good nutritional value. I learned very quickly once my…
  • Why Are Showers SO Exhausting With Lyme Disease? And What You Can Do To Help

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 May 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Showers are exhausting. For a long time I wondered why a shower used to put me out of commission for 2 days. Before I was properly diagnosed this was a giant mystery to me. I noticed that on the weekends I would have plans with my friends and I would feel pretty good most of the day. However once I showered, got ready, and made it to the restaurant I suddenly had no appetite, full on nausea, and I was so tired I could have gone to sleep face down in my mashed potatoes. It was something that led to me opting to spend a lot of my weekends at home with a warm tea and a good movie so I could skip…
  • Bargaining With Pain

    healclick@gmail.com
    9 May 2014 | 9:37 am
    Pain; It’s such a subjective word. Everyone has a different threshold for it, and sometimes you don’t even realize your ability to handle pain until you’re being faced with it head on. Sometimes I take a step back and I am in awe that I go through my days with this pain that would’ve been intolerable to me five years ago. At the very beginning of this journey it was too much for me to bear, but slowly my body went into survival mode. I knew that I had to develop thicker skin if I was going to get through this. I knew that I had to raise my pain tolerance and it’s…
  • Happy Lyme Awareness Month! A List of Events for the Month of May

    healclick@gmail.com
    2 May 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Happy May everyone! As most of you know, May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Spreading awareness is a full time affair, but during the month of May the heat is really on to make people aware of the risks that ticks pose. Spring has finally sprung, and now more than ever its important to let everyone know how to protect themselves, what the symptoms are, and what to do if they get bit. Everyone can do something to raise awareness, no matter how big or small. Wearing lime green, or a Lyme ribbon, or something else to prompt conversation with others is a great gesture. Also, attending some of…
 
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • Step Out Diabetes Walk

    Erica Brooks
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    This weekend my family participated in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Diabetes Walk at the National Harbor in Washington, D.C.  It  has been 3yrs since my husband was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Since then he has changed his diet dramatically by eating more fresh vegetables, fruits like apples, grapes and various berries, lean meats and seafood. Also cutting back on sugar and foods high in carbs. To supplement the clean eating, he goes to the gym three times a week doing aquatic aerobics as his work schedule permits. Our children and I have supported him and the…
  • Meditation: The Art Of Finding Health & Inner Peace

    Ashley Brown
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    Mental health is vital part of our lives and should be nurtured in the best possible way. But accomplishing meditation is a matter of strict discipline and repeated efforts. We all experience life in this modern world as a topsy-turvy madhouse where peace is just out of sight. So it becomes a genuine need to turn inwards and seek the bliss of peace. The art of meditation Meditation is an art form practiced to relieve the mind from the atrocities of the world. There are endless benefits of meditation for body, mind and soul. Meditation releases stress from our mind like it was never there. It…
  • Natural Hair Clarifier Recipe

    Erica Brooks
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    DIY Natural Hair Clarifier Recipe If your hair is feeling limp or feels drier than you’d like even after shampooing and conditioning, it may need clarification. Clarification removes product buildup that can occur from shampoo, oils, hair butters, hard water, etc. Below is a natural hair clarifier recipe that requires few ingredients that you can make in less than ten minutes to bring your hair back to life. Ingredients: 2 drops Rosemary OR Thyme essential oil ¼ cup vinegar ¾ cup water 8 oz bottle Directions: Mix ¼ cup vinegar with ¾ cup water in a clean bottle. Add a couple drops…
  • Pumpkin Patch Fun at Agriculture Education Day

    Erica Brooks
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    The kids and I had a day of fun learning about Agriculture while checking a few things off our Fall bucket list. We attended the 8th annual Agriculture Education Day held at Y Worry Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Tree Farm in Davidsonville, Maryland. It was a day filled with live music, farm animals, local food vendors, local craft and agriculture product vendors, games, scarecrow stations, hay bail pyramid, corn maze, cornstalk teepee and pumpkin patch! Admission was free as well as the activities. Food and pumpkins were for sale but affordable. We had a blast. Check out the fun we had below:…
  • Exploring the Law of Success – Mindset

    Erica Brooks
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week we talked about the Law of Vision. Today on Mompreneur Monday listen in as Melissa shares how the law of success, Mindset, can help you to build your business. Your circumstances do NOT determine what you have in life but there is simple thing that does….. your Mindset.  What you think and how you think. Learn how this law of success can easily be tapped into by simply changing…. the way you think! Listen to the replay below: How will you use this law of success to grow your business? The post Exploring the Law of Success – Mindset appeared first on Healthy Family…
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    newbloggycat

  • Joke of the day – Who should brew the coffee

    newbloggycat
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The husband said, “You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.” Wife replies, “No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.” Husband replies, “I can’t believe that, show me.” So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says: “HEBREWS” Tagged: argument, bible,…
  • Quote of the day – Desiderius Erasmus

    newbloggycat
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” – Desiderius Erasmus Tagged: awareness, candle, dark, darkness, darkness and light, disappear, diwali 2014, drive-out, enlightenment, famous quotes, festival, festival of light, give-light, happy-deepavali, happy-diwali, hate, hope, inspirational, life, life and living, life-lessons, light, love, motivational, perspective, quotes
  • Joke of the day – Englishman and parrot

    newbloggycat
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    A Englishman with a parrot on his shoulder walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Wow, that’s cool. Where did you get him?” The parrot says, “In England. They’ve got tons of them over there.” Tagged: animal jokes, bar, bar jokes, bartender, clean jokes, England, englishman, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humour, inspirational, jokes, parrot, parrot jokes, short jokes, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Edward Hopper

    newbloggycat
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    “If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” - Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) Tagged: art, artist, beauty, colours, creativity, expression, famous quotes, imagination, inadequacy-of-words, inspirational, motivational, paint, painters, painting, power-of-words, quotes, reason, self-expression, silence, skill, skills, talent, talents, truth, words
  • Joke of the day – Bubble bath

    newbloggycat
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:44 pm
    What do you call a dog that likes bubble baths? A shampoodle! Tagged: bubble bath, bubble baths, clean jokes, dog, dogs, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, poodle, Q & A jokes, shampoo, short jokes, shower, very funny jokes
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    Help Your Back

  • Foot Pain And Long-Term Effects Of Wearing High Heels

    Igor
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
      Women love wearing high heels and men love seeing women wear them, that`s a proven fact. I`m sure that some of you might not agree with me on this, but the latest results from a study conducted by American Podiatric Medical Association showed that 49% of adult US women wear high heels and a whopping 71% continue to wear them despite the foot pain these shoes are causing them 1! The study also showed, however, that women don`t wear them that often. In fact, only 5% wear them five days a week, which is a good thing since wearing heels on a daily basis can lead to foot pain, structural and…
  • You Can Predict And Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Igor
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    In addition to being common in general population (it is estimated that as many as 80% of US adults will experience a back problem at some point in their life – source: American Chiropractic Association ) back pain, and especially lower back pain, is also common in pregnancy. Most studies show that as much as 50% of all pregnant women will experience it. And one particular Swedish study even showed that 79% of pregnant woman (who participated in the study) were unable to continue their work due to an intense lower back pain. So what does this information tell us? Firstly, that back pain…
  • Find Out What Causes Waist Pain And How To Treat It

    Igor
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    It is quite difficult addressing the causes of waist pain since waist is the part of the abdomen located between hips and bottom of the rib cage. Due to its location , many of the waist pain causes are linked to the lower back problems, poor posture and lack of exercise. Of course, there are other causes of problems in this area, and we will be going over some of the most common ones in the following text. So, if you want to learn more, keep reading. Most Common Causes Of Waist Pain Lower Back Pain Lower back pain is the leading cause of problems in the waist area. It is so common, in fact,…
  • Find Out Why You Have Pain In Your Underarm – Armpit Pain

    Igor
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    For most of us, underarm is probably one of the last places on your body where you would expect to feel pain. But it`s actually not as surprising as it may seem. Armpit is a place where many muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and major blood vessels cross path, any any one of these structures can cause problems. Also, armpit pain is often accompanied by anxiety, especially if you notice swelling or feel a painful lump. This is when most people start to panic, since their first association is cancer. But, in most cases underarm pain is relatively harmless and will go away on its own in a…
  • Our Review Of Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager

    Igor
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    If you are constantly struggling with painful muscle knots, especially in the back where you can`t reach them that easily, this could be the most important article you read whole week… maybe even a month! Why? Because today we will be talking about one of the best (if not THE best) trigger point massager on the market – body back buddy, or the “Cadillac of massage tools.” Now, in order to fully understand and appreciate this awesome little tool, we need to talk a bit about the concept of trigger point therapy. Trigger Points And The “Science” Of Trigger…
 
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    Dr. Marc Tagon

  • Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality Dr. Marc Tagon is a well-known expert in motivational and personal development. Though he does not lay claim to being a regular doctor, he does admit to being a specialized doctor who operates over the Internet. One of the things recommended by Dr. Marc Tagon is that fingering and making a girl squirt at least once is good for her personal development. Here is a brief look at why squirting can be good for the personal development of girls. Squirting is a term that best describes the act of a female ejaculating. Squirting can and should result in the ejaculation of…
  • Rounded Well Being by Dr. Mark Tagon

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    So many people in the 21st century and before thinking their lives are fine because they have all the material things they would need and people to share with. Unfortunately so many of us are failures in one of the most important aspects of our lives; family, relationships, health and spirituality. This is because not many people are able to balance their priorities and this usually means that one or more aspects are neglected. Marctagon’s Synergy is a blog program written by Dr. Mark Tagon to teach people and especially busy professionals and business people to have an all rounded healthy…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon an Expert in Motivational and Personal Development

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Dr. Marctagon who is an urban specialized and entrepreneur claims that he is not a genuine doctor but just a specialist online doctor. He is the founder and local life synergist at Marctagon Synergy with an age of thirty year’s plus. Apart from maintaining Synergy he, also own a technology consulting business and blog, called the Marctagon IT. During his free time, he usually trains for his next race and also maintains an intermittent go on hunger strike lifestyle. He believes in God’s power living a positive life accordingly despite the common challenges in our daily lives. Marc did…
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • Food Day. You ready for this?

    ojohnson
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    One of the coolest things about being a student dietitian is the opportunities I have to learn about all sorts of wonderful new things related to food, healthy eating and overall wellness. It’s now my...
  • I tried it: Raw brownie bites

    ojohnson
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    One of the biggest challenges of this Paleo challenge hasn’t been eating more fruits and veg. It hasn’t been avoiding carbs (although I’d do some pretty crazy things for a pancake right now). Honestly, it’s...
  • Paleo: So what am I eating?

    ojohnson
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    One of the most difficult parts about doing this Paleo challenge is the timing. I’m dealing with my worst semester of school yet, juggling projects for class and seemingly endless assignments, dedicating time to my supervised...
  • Paleo challenge update: Hi, I’m hangry.

    ojohnson
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Hey folks. On September 15, I kicked off the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge with a while slew of people at my CrossFit gym and other gyms around the country. As I hope you know, I’m...
  • Do not pray for an easy life

    ojohnson
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    This quote was hand-written on a board in the entrance of the funeral home. What a beautiful quote, I thought. Especially for someone who endured so much and yet was possibly one of the shiniest,...
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    Primally Inspired

  • How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe!)

    Primally Inspired
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe) Have you ever had kimchi? (Sometimes spelled Kimchee, too).  Today I’m going to teach you how to make kimchi. And not just any kimchi – my mom’s famous spicy kimchi! This stuff is the bomb! Kimchi is a traditional fermented food and it’s even Korea’s national dish. Koreans generally eat a small amount of kimchi with every single meal.  Kimchi is made with vegetables and spices and is lacto fermented. That means it’s jam packed with beneficial probiotics that help our immune health and digestion. In other…
  • 20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked

    Primally Inspired
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked by Science   Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don’t seem to be going anywhere. Here are 20 mainstream nutrition myths that have been debunked by scientific research. Myth 1: The Healthiest Diet is a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet With Lots of Grains Several decades ago, the entire population was advised to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet (1). At the time, not a single study had demonstrated that this diet could actually prevent disease. Since then, many high quality studies…
  • Red Beet Eggs using Fresh Beets

    Primally Inspired
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Red Beet Eggs Using Fresh Beets I pulled my jar of red beet eggs out of the fridge while a friend from out west was visiting.  She looked at me like I had two heads and said, “Um…..what are those?” I forgot that this Pennsylvania Dutch favorite is not well known in other parts of the country.  If you are from or have ever lived near Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish country, red beet eggs are a very familiar food to you (along with Sheetz, being 10 minutes late for work because you got stuck behind an Amish buggy, having to get the front end of your car aligned entirely too much because of…
  • October Stitch Fix Review

    Primally Inspired
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    October Stitch Fix Review   My October Fix is here! I was especially looking forward to this Fix because I needed some cooler weather pieces. When we moved at the beginning of the summer, I got rid of over 95% of my closet. Getting rid of “stuff” is such a freeing feeling, don’t you think? I felt so amazing after that!    I’m now using Stitch Fix to help me build my closet with some really great pieces that are handpicked just for me. It’s my hope to keep a very minimal closet and only have items that I truly love, are perfect for me and are ones…
  • Grain Free Pizza Crust (Paleo)

    Primally Inspired
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Grain Free Pizza Crust (Paleo) So this happened a few weekends ago: Drool worthy, right?! And let me just tell you – it was so good. Like better than a pizza shop good.  I’m not exaggerating.  And the best part is the crust! The Grain Free Pizza Crust! Mmmm hmmm. If you like crispy, thin crust, you are going to fall in love with this crust. This recipe happened accidentally when I was trying to make a pie. Sometimes recipe fails turn into the best things. And in this case and lucky for us, this recipe evolved into the best grain free pizza crust I’ve ever tasted. My husband says…
 
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    Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada

  • 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches

    vince
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    As Summer winds down and the cool weather takes hold here are 10 ways that we think will help you stay well and active. The post 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper

    vince
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Mountain Trek was featured on the cover of the Globe and Mail newspaper's Travel section this month. The post Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn

    MountainTrek
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    We want to help with your return to routine! Here are our top tips for falling into an Autumn exercise program. The post 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life

    MountainTrek
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    How much time are you spending on your gadgets? Are you spending enough time OFFline? The post Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good

    MountainTrek
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Food Addiction is real and it is serious. But the good news is, we can overcome it and train ourselves to make healthy, better food choices. The post Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Recipe Redux: Lets Go Skinny Dipping!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I recently got in trouble with the law… Now while my parents aren’t exactly PROUD of me for this… I think I might actually hang my mug shot on the wall… As you can see by my booking photo, I was caught skinny dipping…  But Justin Bieber made me do it!! Ugh, the peer pressure of Hollywood… I cannot believe he and I could get in trouble for going nude, but… Nicki Minaji can get away with wearing this monstrosity. Is [Read On!]
  • A “Zesty” Take on Eclairs!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    As I have mentioned in previous posts, my mind… Is like a bowling ball in the gutter at a bowling alley. And when I think of the oh so flaky, yet thick and gooey éclair pastry… My mind throws gutter balls worse than a blindfolded kangaroo hopping on one foot would. I think the French created this pastry so my mind (and yours too?) can have immature field days whenever I think about this oblong, cream filled “delicacy”. However, as some of you [Read On!]
  • Good Mood Food: We Could All Use Some

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Let me take a WILD guess as to what happened to you this morning… You woke up after pressing snooze for about 45 minutes. Realizing that you’re going to be extremely late, you wrestle with your TRUE love (your lush pillow but of course) only to fall flat on your face thanks to your bed pulling a “piledriver” on you… A move that’s even banned from the WWE. After regaining consciousness, you dizzily race on over to your “trusty” liquid energizer (your [Read On!]
  • Joan Rivers: A Toast To You!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Joan Rivers and I met a couple of times when I worked at E! Entertainment. “THE TWINS” circa Feb 2011! OMG am I wearing… GASP: HEELS? Check us out now MAKING POP TARTS! I’m still shocked she never once told me that my outfits look like regurgitated remnants of a broken garbage disposal. The dress code in the GiGi Eats kitchen! She didn’t even say ANYTHING about my Adidas sandals that have been surgically fused to my feet for the past 6 years. I wonder how many plastic [Read On!]
  • Recipe Redux: Get Chip-Faced with Chipkins

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Dehydration is never a good look in Hollywood…. Can you guess the fashion designer? I could have posted another photo of Tara Reid, but no need to “rib” on her again!   Or anywhere for that matter…  Is this normal? Cat people – weigh in…   EXCEPT for… THE KITCHEN! Uh, please do take a minute to check out this sensual food pornography…   Today I am serving up dehydrated pumpkin chips, or what I like to call CHIPKINS! It’s [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Getting to Know You – 2014 Reader Survey

    Lydia Di Francesco
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Would you love to be healthier? More fit? Have more energy? Fit better in your clothes? Help us help YOU! Coach Lydia and Fit & Healthy 365 want to learn a bit about you so that we can better help you improve your health and life. Our goal is to help you Eat Better. Move More. Build a Healthy Lifestyle and to best do that we need to know some things about you We’ve created a short (2-3 minute) survey. Don’t worry, all data will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone. >> Click here to participate. (Here’s the full link: http://goo.gl/forms/rlE0KPxC83) Enter…
  • Pumpkin Protein Pancakes {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    It’s Pumpkin Time of year!! Now that it’s Autumn, pumpkin flavored food and drinks are everywhere. This morning I decided to try out creating a pumpkin protein pancake recipe… and it worked! It seems that pumpkin purée is a great substitute for applesauce. (Good to keep in mind for future baking) As with all my recipes, it’s really simple. Ingredients: • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling) • 1/4 cup egg whites • 1 scoop protein powder (I used Cookies and Cream) • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Blend all ingredients together. Cook the same way you would cook a…
  • The Number One Secret for Clearing Your To-Do List

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    How big is your To-Do List? If it’s anything like mine, it’s LOOOOONG…. and feels like it’s never ending. You feel overwhelmed with everything you have and want to accomplish, but it feels like there’s no time to get it all done. Know what? There’s isn’t enough time. Sorry. I hate breaking bad news, but it’s true. We will always have more things to do than time. So, what’s the secret to getting things done and clearing your To-Do List? ONE THING. Each day, decide what is the most important priority for you that day. Put that on your list.
  • Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hands up if you often struggle with what to eat for breakfast. I know I do. Sure, I’ve got my go-to eggs and toast or a protein smoothie or regular oatmeal, but sometimes I want something different. Enter the Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal. It’s warm, healthy and easy to make with minimal ingredients. Here’s what you need: Dry – 1 cup rolled oats – 2 scoops protein powder (I use BioX Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl) – 1 Tbsp cinnamon – 1/2 tsp baking powder Wet – 1 cup egg whites – 1 cup unsweetened applesauce – 1 cup frozen berries Easy…
  • 10 Sneaky, Simple Ways to Eat More Veggies

    Lydia Di Francesco
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    We all know we should eat more vegetables, but it’s often tough to eat enough of them. Here are 10 ways to eat more vegetables:1. Smoothie – eat a smoothie for breakfast or snack. Add a cup of spinach and some berries. You won’t taste the spinach, I promise.2. Chop in advance – spend 30-45 minutes and chop all your vegetables for the week. Good ideas are carrots, celery, sweet peppers, etc.3. Cook in advance – I steam all my broccoli and cauliflower for the week all at once. I store in glass containers and it lasts about 5 days.4. Salad – obvious, but…
 
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • 5 Considerations When Making Decisions

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    “Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they’re made for you, but you can’t avoid them.” ~ Mhairi McFarlane, You Had Me At Hello Decisions, decisions. Life is comprised of endless choices we make, sometimes leaving us feeling uncertain and wondering what would have happened if we chose ‘door #2′. On the other hand, when the opposite happens and we exclaim, “That is the best decision I ever made”, we feel validated and confident. Some choices seem inconsequential such as what to have for dinner, however, other choices…
  • Quelling Anxiety in the Face of Uncertainty

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    “Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed – sometimes it covers you just fine, and other times it leaves you cold and shaking; and worst of all, you never know which of the two it’s going to be.” ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper Anxiety has always been a part of who I am – I have come to accept it. I am certain that I entered this world with worries, exiting feet first, and planting them firmly in the ground. Not one to either live like a dreamer or live on the edge, I listen to the little worrier within me. Anxiety is often given a bad rap,…
  • Adaptability or Resilience – What is More Beneficial?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ~ Charles Darwin Our world is constantly faced with new obstacles not only on a global level, but also on a community level. From natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, to lethal infections such as Ebola. The world becomes smaller during such times as we rebuild, treat and try to prevent future disasters. But what happens on an individual level when you are faced with a personal crisis? At some point during our lifetime, we will all be faced with losses, illnesses, and…
  • Difficult Conversations – Talking to Your Children About Death

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Death is a difficult conversation no matter what age. Young children have a hard time conceptualizing the meaning of death, and as we age, we have a difficult time accepting the finality of death. This topic lends itself to feelings of vulnerability and fear. Matthew O’Reilly shares his experiences with people who are dying in the TEDTalk “Am I dying?”. In this poignant talk, he addresses the misconception that someone…
  • Wisdom With Experience – A Conversation With My Resident-Self Part II

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” ~ Albert Einstein Last week I addressed the notion that I am sure we have all had at some point in time – wanting to impart our current knowledge on our younger self. Specifically, I wrote about 10 things I wish I had known as a resident that I now recognize. Looking back, I do think I approached some of that transitional time in my life between student and clinician right. Sometimes in life we need to be authentic, living life based on our beliefs and values no matter what the…
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    Dedicated Not Addicted

  • Karora Golden Girl Review

    Laura Clendenning
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Today I am so excited to share yet another amazing product with you. I want to give a huge thank you to those in Ireland at KARORA Ltd. for sending me not one, but two of their fabulous products. As a bikini competitor, many of you already know that we are required to get two coats of an extremely dark (not normal!) tan prior to competing. These KARORA products are not for this type of tan but more for your everyday NORMAL natural look. Gradual and spray tanning products are a much safer option when compared to tanning beds – for obvious reasons; skin aging, skin cancer, and other…
  • Total Body Workout Schedule

    Laura Clendenning
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Good Thursday Morning Everyone! I realize that I have not posted in awhile and I am truly sorry. I have been busy working out the details of my personal training business. I am happy to share that I have started taking clients in the Vancouver area and online as well. Stay tuned for the launch of my new website in the next few weeks! As for today, I am going to discuss a question I was asked about my workout schedule. The truth is that it is always changing. I like to mix up my training routine about every four weeks. This keeps me motivated as well as my body guessing! When I began lifting…
  • Burn Fat with Extreme CLA

    Laura Clendenning
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    What is CLA? CLA stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid. It is a naturally occuring fatty acid in the body. CLA is thought to help burn fat cells in the body and lose body weight. How does it work? Countless clinical studies show that you indeed will burn fat and lose weight while supplementing with CLA. It does this by going into the fat cell, liquify the stubborn fat, bringing it into the blood stream, converting it to energy, and then eliminating it from the body. Who should take CLA? I recommend supplementing with CLA if you are looking to lose weight and are experiencing a plateau or…
  • Peanut Monkey Parfait

    Laura Clendenning
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    One thing I enjoy about not preparing for bikini competitions is being able to experiment and try new foods. Yes, I indulge in some not-so-healthy treats from time to time. But… what I love is when you find something that tastes like it should be naughty but it is not! #Winning Today’s recipe does just that. It tastes great and is a healthy option! Peanut Monkey Parfait  Ingredients:  100 grams (or 1 small pack) of Liberte 0% Vanilla Greek Yogourt 1/2 a banana 1 tbsp Adams 100% natural creamy peanut butter Instructions: Mix it all together in your favourite bowl Devour!
  • Fit Tips for a Busy Lifestyle

    Laura Clendenning
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    As I am packing and getting ready to take off to New Brunswick for a couple of weeks, I am reminding myself that it IS possible to stay on track while travelling or leading a busy lifestyle. Do not miss today’s article for my personal tips. I also announce the winner of the DECO Adult Dark Chocolate Multi-Vitamins! Planning is everything when you are aiming to lead a healthy lifestyle. I always say to myself, “If you fail to plan. Plan to fail.” Personally, I like to plan out my week each Sunday. I write out my training goals for each day and post it on my fridge. I then check off…
 
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    Skin Care Routine

  • Ideas On How To Take Care Of Your Skin

    skincareadmin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Your skin is your first impact on other people, so make a strong impression with healthy skin. The tips and techniques included here will help you to have healthy, glowing, gorgeous skin. Your dry, chapped lips can be easily treated with a balm you can make with ingredients from the kitchen. Shred a cucumber and mix it with sour cream and honey. Gently apply the mixture to your lips and allow it to rest for up to fifteen minutes. Next, use warm water to rinse your lips, then lock in moisture by applying almond oil. Water is essential to life. Dehydration is shown very easily on your skin. The…
  • The Best And Brightest Skin Care Tips

    skincareadmin
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Healthy skin looks beautiful. If you want to have great skin, skin care is something you need to learn about. There are many ways to do that, from mildly cleansing your skin to more extreme ways like electrolysis. The advice you are about to read will assist you in determining what is best for you. TIP! To achieve a beautiful face, you should exfoliate a minimum of three times each week. It is best to use a scrub which is especially formulated for your face. Avoid using too much makeup when you suffer from acne. Most types of makeup, including foundations and powders can cause your pores to…
  • Cut Through Skin Care Confusion With This Easy-To-Use Advice

    skincareadmin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Have you ever been envious of models’ beautiful skin? The answer is that they know a lot about skin care. Many of the same ideas are here in this very article. Whatever your skin type, this article will show you how to nurture and maintain glowing and healthy skin. Never shave skin without water. Never shave without lubricant either. Shaving when your skin is dry makes it irritated and also causes razor burn or ingrown hairs. You should always lotion your skin after shaving. Your skin will be moisturized and any irritation will be soothed. Exfoliate with a soft brush before getting into…
  • Beautiful Skin Is Yours With These Tips

    skincareadmin
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    Safeguarding the health of your skin and complexion is a big part of cultivating your appearance. Sometimes we can’t be bothered to take care of our skin, but “sometimes” should not turn into “all the time”. Use the ideas in this article to keep your skin healthy and beautiful. Minimize the amount of stress you experience and learn to relax. High levels of stress can be harmful to every part of your body, including your skin. Reducing your stress levels can help to clear up a bad complexion. It will surely improve other areas in your life also. Exfoliating can…
  • Helpful Hints On Caring For Your Skin

    skincareadmin
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:49 am
    Healthy skin is a work in progress. It takes a lot of effort overall. There are many ways to get healthier skin. Some great advice is in the following article. TIP! Be certain that you do not wear damp socks or mittens. These can easily irritate your skin and can cause itching, cracking or eczema. Do your best to take stress out of your life by taking time to relax. Too much stress is never good for you, and can actually damage your skin. Work on getting rid of emotional stressors, as well as environmental ones, to clear up your skin. It will no doubt improve upon other areas of your life as…
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    Weight Loss Tips

  • Side Effects Of Skinny Wraps You Should Know Before Using

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    By Elsa Noel A lot of women today would give anything just to look good. But sometimes it is hindered by the fact that the body has cellulite and fats. Having this can result to lesser confidence in your own skin and losing the ability to project that confidence. The good thing is that, as many women want to have the perfect physique, there are also a lot of ways were they could achieve the figure that they want. One such answer to fat and body problems that keep on hindering women from getting the bodies that they want are skinny wraps. Even if it is just a new breakthrough it has delighted…
  • Bakersfield CA Chiropractic Doctor Helps Alleviate Low Back Pain Without Surgery

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    By Kelly Blomquist The experience of severe lower back pain can prove debilitating and requires corrective measures to support healthy function. Chiropractic therapy has been described as a natural method including individualized means of recovery and symptom management. The Bakersfield CA chiropractor can advise on intervention compatible with individual needs and to relieve restrictions. The occurrence of back ache is considered one of the most common methods that can cause limitations in regular mobility and disrupted sleep. For those who do not have rehabilitative therapy performed, it…
  • Facts About Kawasaki Engine Rebuild

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    By Jocelyn Davidson The most imperative piece of any auto happens to be the engine. This is the thing that guarantees whether the auto will have the capacity to cover the miles and whether it will serve you longer. One ought to in this manner guarantee that this part is in the best required state and it runs without hitches. In the event that an auto is out of administration, you ought to consider Kawasaki engine rebuild. In place for an auto to serve you well, the engine must be running appropriately. The quality comprehensive ought to be maintained at all times. The stores in this spot can…
  • How Depression Sufferers Find Relief With San Jose Thyroid Doctor

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    By Mark Marabut It is lucky that depression mostly goes away on its own, as this is a very common problem. Frequent or chronic bouts of depression can lead people to commit suicide, and should be taken seriously. A nearby San Jose thyroid doctor has identified the need to take depression seriously, and offers patients a real solution to the problem. True professionals realize that many other conditions could be hiding behind this symptom. Women with PMS or who are going through menopause are often depressed, and this may be due to a physical problem. Doctors need to isolate the cause of the…
  • Things To Consider Before Getting B12 Shots

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    By Jocelyn Davidson Your weight has always been something that you have been stressing yourself about for years. The efforts that you have exerted all these past times seems to have gone down the drain as you still have not achieved the look that you were aiming for. You still have those flab that you have been dying to lose. This has led you to thinking that going for the extremes might not be so bad at all. It may come as a good news to you that the recent years have shown several progresses about ways and means that people can achieve their weight loss goals. For instance, there are those…
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    healthhaze.com

  • Milk not Juice for Toddlers, please!

    HH
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Under threes need water and milk, not sugar-loaded drinks By Melanie Wakeman, Birmingham City University More than one in ten children under the age of three have tooth decay according to statistics published by Public Health England. The figures show that an average of three teeth in these children were decayed, missing or filled. This is shocking, although not surprising considering children of all age groups exceed the the current recommendations for added sugar. The World Health Organisation recommends we limit our sugar intake to 10% of our total calorie intake a day because of the…
  • 3D Nail Art

    HH
    12 Dec 2013 | 3:17 pm
    3D Nail Art – A How-To Guide For Beginners Some women have a fetish for shoes and some for clothes, but there are many others ready to spend any amount on decorating their nails. If you’re one of them, we have something that could be of use to you. It is a how-to guide on 3D nail art. Earlier, a nail routine was confined to trimming, filing and painting fingernails. Bright red and blush pink shades became classic colors in the nail polish category. In the later decades, women experimented with darker hues. It didn’t stop there. A plain coat of polish looked too simple and…
  • 7 ways to Ease Menopause

    HH
    23 Nov 2013 | 7:04 am
    When you mention menopause, the word elicits groans from women of all ages, from those who’ve been there to those who are facing it in the future. No one likes to experience the side effects associated with this condition. This time of change affects women physically with the cessation of a monthly cycle, but it also affects the body psychologically and emotionally.   What makes menopause so frustrating in part is the emotional mood swings that go along with the condition. Women going through menopause can experience anxiety that