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  • More water = less kidney stones

    Public Health News From Medical News Today
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Staying well hydrated is an effective way to reduce your chances of forming kidney stones, according to new research presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2015 Spring Clinical Meetings.
  • Your Immune System and Sugar

    PaulsHealthBlog
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Did you know your immune system takes a beating when you consume sugar?According to Health Services at Columbia University, when you consume 100 grams of sugar, which is equal to a one liter soda bottle, your white blood cells are 40% less effective at killing germs. This can weaken your immune system for up to five hours.Also, sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C. The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells.Is it time to stop consuming sugar?©…
  • Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

    MedlinePlus Health News
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    DNA's role in lifespan rises dramatically in extreme old age, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Healthy Aging
  • Why I Stopped Reading The Princess Bride to My Daughters After Only 146 Words

    Weighty Matters
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    For readers who don't know, I'm the father of 3 young girls. This week I'll be discussing just a smattering of the weight bias teaching they're getting from the world around them. While I catch some of them, I'm sure there are many instances that I'm missing. I was excited when my sister-in-law gave us a copy of The Princess Bride. Like pretty much everyone, I adore the movie, and thought it would be great to read the book to my kids by their bedsides. I didn't make it through a single page. Why? Here are the first 146 words of The Princess Bride,"The year that Buttercup was born, the most…
  • How to treat back pain

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    Simon
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    The back pain is the pain which occurs in the lower back. It may be accompanied by referred pain or radiating pain in the territory of distribution of a nerve (sciatica), usually L5 and S1. The natural history of low back pain is acute, generally autorresolutiva. The goal of treatment is to provide initial comfort while the patient tries to keep as active as possible. Instructions Prolonged rest can lead to atrophy of the paraspinal muscles, chronic disability and difficulties in the rating.Bed rest for two to seven days is worse than doing or return to daily activity. Patients are…
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  • J&J 2014 Year in Review: Building the World’s Best Supply Chain

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    J&J 2014 Year in Review: Building the World’s Best Supply Chain When people think of Supply Chain, they often mistakenly limit their view to “making stuff.” In fact, Supply Chain is indeed responsible for making products at our own Johnson & Johnson... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 64 1 ratings Time: 02:59 More in Education
  • J&J 2014 Year in Review: Next-Generation Innovation in Oral Care

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    J&J 2014 Year in Review: Next-Generation Innovation in Oral Care You may think bleeding gums while brushing your teeth is normal, but it is often a sign of gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums triggered by many millions of bacteria in dental plaque sticking... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 39 1 ratings Time: 02:27 More in Education
  • J&J 2014 Year in Review: Ebola Educational Initiative

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    J&J 2014 Year in Review: Ebola Educational Initiative Johnson & Johnson provided Nurse.com with a grant to sponsor a continuing education campaign on Ebola risks and protocols to help nurses based in the United States better navigate the challenges. From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 35 0 ratings Time: 03:19 More in Education
  • J&J 2014 Year in Review: Championing Care for Children in Brazil

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    J&J 2014 Year in Review: Championing Care for Children in Brazil For more than 80 years, Johnson & Johnson has had a strong commitment to caring for the health and well-being of families throughout Brazil. In 2014, Johnson & Johnson celebrated this long... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 51 2 ratings Time: 03:07 More in Education
  • J&J 2014 Year in Review: Our Oncology R&D

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    J&J 2014 Year in Review: Our Oncology R&D Oncology is one of five key areas of focus for Janssen Research & Development; it has become increasingly important in recent years with the launch of such important medicines as ZYTIGA® (abirater. From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 172 0 ratings Time: 02:50 More in Education
 
 
 
 
 
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    WHO news

  • Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “We are calling for the intensification of routine immunization services in all areas, and for mass measles vaccination campaigns in areas that are free of Ebola transmission,” says Dr Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, Director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO.
  • WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB”

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for “global solidarity and action” to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. Recent years have seen tremendous progress in the fight against TB, with over 37 million lives saved, but much more needs to be done. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB, almost half a million of whom have a multi-drug resistant disease which is far harder to treat. An estimated 1.5 million people still die of tuberculosis each year.
  • Tobacco use declining but major intensification needed in reduction and control efforts

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    New data show a declining rate of tobacco use and an increase in numbers of non-smokers. But governments must intensify action to combat the tobacco industry and dramatically reduce consumption of tobacco products to, in turn, protect public health, according to WHO. Non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, according to a new online WHO Global Report on Trends in Tobacco Smoking, launched today during the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) which opened yesterday in Abu Dhabi and ends on 21 March. The conference is focussing on tobacco control and noncommunicable…
  • Governments commit to advancements in dementia research and care

    17 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    At the WHO-hosted Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland today announced that over US$ 100 million will be invested in a pioneering new global Dementia Discovery Fund. Major pharmaceutical companies have committed in principle to investing in promising research efforts for dementia through the project, along with the nongovernmental organization Alzheimer’s Research UK and the United Kingdom Government. The announcement was welcomed as the type of innovative mechanism that could bring about a…
  • People’s health at the centre of new global blueprint to reduce disaster risks

    15 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ten years since adopting the Hyogo Framework for Action shortly after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, government representatives have gathered in Sendai to negotiate a new framework for global action to reduce the risks of disasters. For the first time, protecting people's health is at the centre of such a framework. “In the 10 years since Hyogo, governments have increasingly recognized that healthy people are resilient people, and that resilient people recover much more quickly from emergencies and disasters," says Dr Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General for Emergencies at the World Health…
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  • I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.

    Experience Life Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
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  • Lamb Curry Stew

    Betsy Nelson
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Makes six servings Preparation time: 45 minutes 1 tbs. ghee or coconut oil 1 lb. lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 cup diced yellow onion (about 1 medium) 2 tbs. minced gingerroot 1 tsp. turmeric 1 tbs. garam masala 1/2 tsp. salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 15-ounce oz. can diced tomatoes 4 cups chopped cauliflower 2 cups chopped collard greens 4 cups chicken stock 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro Chopped scallions (optional) Heat the ghee or coconut oil in a heavy 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven. Sear the stew meat, then add the onion, ginger, and seasonings, and cook over…
  • Expert Answers: Healthy Alternatives to Commercial Gels and Chews

    Nicole Radziszewski
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Q | What are some healthy alternatives to exercise chews and gels?  A | While commercial exercise chews and goos might be convenient for a quick shot of energy during endurance workouts, many varieties are filled with artificial ingredients and preservatives. If you prefer whole-foods options, you can grab dried fruit or make you own energy snacks to get a similar boost of electrolytes and carbs, says Lauren Antonucci, MS, RD, a dietitian in New York City who works with athletes and the general population. Antonucci’s clients often choose homemade fruit leather or energy bars featuring…
  • Clear Advantage

    Bahram Akradi
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some call it a detox craze. Others consider it a health imperative. Either way, there’s no question that there’s been a surge of popular interest in detoxification regimens over the past decade. It makes sense: The standard American diet is full of refined flours and sugars, artificial chemicals, preservatives, and other troublesome ingredients our bodies don’t know how to put to good use. And then there’s the incredible array of potentially dangerous chemicals that persist in our environments and in a variety of household products that many of us use daily. It’s true that our…
  • Blackened Salmon With Mango-Avocado Salsa

    Danielle Walker
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Author: Danielle Walker — AgainstAllGrain.com Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Ingredients: 1½ to 2 pounds wild salmon fillets, boneless and skin on 3 teaspoons melted grassfed butter 1 garlic clove, crushed 1½ tsp paprika 1 tsp sea salt ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp oregano ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp chili powder ½ tsp cracked pepper ¼ tsp thyme ¼ tsp cayenne Mango Salsa 1 large ripe mango, seeded, peeled and diced 1 large avocado, seeded and diced ¼ cup diced grape tomatoes 2 tablespoons diced red onion 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon sea…
 
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  • Prescription Opioid Addiction is a Disease. You Can Be Part of the Cure.

    CalorieLab
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Molly Steenson/Flickr To my knowledge, I’ve never had a friend, relative or close acquaintance who was addicted to opioid drugs. Statistically, that seems to make me one of the lucky ones. Because opioid addiction, thanks considerably to the soaring use and misuse of prescription pain killers, now involves an alarmingly large segment of the U.S. population, either directly or though personal relationships. Opioid drugs include notoriously illicit items such as heroin and opium, but increasingly those are merely the tip of a pharmaceutical iceberg, the bulk of which…
  • Fitness Technology: Don’t Use it, Says Dr. J

    Dr. J
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    1981 Sony Walkman advertisement Does all the fitness technology used today help us or hurt us? When I first started running, I used a primitive Walkman and headphones to listen to music. That didn’t last long. Between the Florida rains and my sweat, the headphones rusted, and I figuratively tossed that gadget to the curb and never looked back. So, yeah, I admit it, for a while Eye of the Tiger played in my head when I ran. But soon my mind moved on to better applications of its gray and white matter, and now I believe in being completely unplugged, especially during outdoor walking,…
  • Red Meat Risks Go beyond Saturated Fat: Heme Iron, Intestinal Bacteria

    Karen Collins
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Kent Wang/Flickr Nutrition recommendations invariably ask you to limit your consumption of red meat. Most people think that this is because of the saturated fat in red meat, but there is more to it than that, and you cannot get around the risks of red meat simply by choosing lean cuts. Of course, when you do eat red meat (beef, pork or lamb), choosing lean cuts is important in order to limit saturated fat and avoid excess calories. But eating too much of any red meat (more than 18 ounces cooked, weekly) increases risk for colorectal cancer. Red meats that are processed, such as…
  • Consumers Ignore or Misunderstand FDA Dietary Supplement Disclaimers

    Robert S. Wieder
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The FDA disclaimer is in the lower left corner in tiny type. Regular visitors to this site may have read a previous post here several weeks ago about an investigation regarding the contents of various dietary supplements that was conducted by the New York State Attorney General’s office. The A.G.’s people analyzed samples of the Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC house brands of gingko biloba, St. John’s Wort, ginseng, echinacea, and saw palmetto and found that every item tested contained either very little or absolutely none of the advertised herb. How come the FDA…
  • Reconnecting with the Man Who Taught Me to be a Facial Surgeon

    Dr. J
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    View just after takeoff – Courtesy Dr. J I recently had the wonderful pleasure of visiting with the man who taught me to be a surgeon. Bill was spending the winter in a beautiful city in Florida. The weather was perfect. Well, almost: there were high winds and vision-obscuring smoke from controlled burns, but I put that baby to bed three weeks ago). As I flew the Arrow over those turquoise waters off Florida’s southwest coast, and he met me at the airport. Perhaps the most important quality of a great teacher is the ability to “love” each student and have that rapport…
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  • Self-Destructive Behaviors

    Laura Moncur
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    This postcard from PostSecret showed up during Eating Disorders Week. It reads: The worst thing about self-destructive behaviors is when no one notices. Sometimes our eating behaviors can hide. I wasn’t able to hide mine, although I ate upwards of 5000 calories a day during my worst, so perhaps my exercise was hiding some of my eating problems. There are many people who suffer who don’t LOOK like they have a problem and it doesn’t help that our society prefers to look at people who are scarily thin. If you have a problem with eating, get help. Just because your family and…
  • Wearing Out Vs. Rusting Out

    Laura Moncur
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    I saw this quote on The Quotations Page today and it was inspiring to me: It reads: Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. Theodore Roosevelt The full quote is from his address at the opening of the gubernatorial campaign, New York City, October 5, 1898: We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. For me, that means CONSISTENCY. I need to do a little bit of…
  • Park Here To Walk Farther and Be Healthier

    Laura Moncur
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    While walking around Daybreak, I found this in the Rio Tinto parking lot. It says: Park Here To Walk Farther and Be Healthier It was on the outskirts of their employee parking lot and I thought it was genius. This is one of the MANY tips that are thrown out to help you lose weight that never worked for me. It wasn’t that I needed more exercise. It wasn’t that I was eating too many calories. Both of those things needed to change before I could lose weight, but they weren’t the problem. The problem wasn’t the food. The problem was WHY I wanted to eat the food. The…
  • Matt Diaz Is My Hero

    Laura Moncur
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    I am so inspired by this guy! Matt Diaz has lost 270 pounds! He is self-conscious about his excess skin, but I am truly inspired by him! You lost weight, man! Be PROUD of your body! You EARNED it! I, too, have excess skin under my arms and lying flaccidly over my flatter stomach. I will never have a six pack. I will never be one of those girls to wear a mid-riff baring shirt, but it’s not out of shame. Even if I had always been thin, I wouldn’t have worn one of those shirts. I was never that comfortable with showing off my body. That’s WHY I ended up gaining so much weight.
  • Gym Pet Peeves

    Laura Moncur
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    This video is funny. THIS is why I workout at home…
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  • Does Earth Hour Really Make a Difference?

    Sara Novak
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    The short answer is yes, Earth Hour makes a big difference. When Earth Hour started in March of 2007 in Sydney, Australia, no one knew the phenomenon that it would become. And now just eight years later, what started in one city has spread to nearly 7,000 cities and towns worldwide. Today, nearly 2.2 million people globally turn their lights out in a sign of solidarity. Earth Hour represents the need for action on global climate change. The event makes a big difference and you can too. The global movement, started by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), encourages individuals, businesses,…
  • 8 Ways to Ditch Self-Sabotage and Get Out of Your Own Way

    Krissy Brady
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Self-sabotage is evil. Here’s how to stop getting in your own way. If there’s something I’ll never understand, it’s why we take simple things and make them complicated. We want to lose weight, so we buy out the cherry cheese danishes. We have oodles of projects to finish, so we binge-watch “Grey’s Anatomy.” We really, really (really!) want to do something, so we do everything but. We drown ourselves in self-sabotage. There have been many times I’ve wanted to punch myself in the face for it. If you’re in the same boat and just want to get…
  • 15 Simple Ideas to Add Texture with Rustic Home Decor

    Jen Wallace
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Looking to add some rustic home decor touches to your space? Look no further than these simple DIY ideas for adding rustic textures to your living spaces. Rustic home decor is as simple as adding textures like wood, linen, burlap and more to your home. Here are some great ideas to help make that happen. Some are easier than others; all are worthwhile! 15 Rustic Home Decor Ideas to Add Texture to Your Space Adding Vintage Fabrics – Use vintage fabrics like pillow ticking, quilt remnants, and homespun in DIY projects to add rustic texture to your spaces. Butcher Paper Grocery List DIY…
  • Talking ‘Hello Barbie’ Doll Is Basically the Stuff of Nightmares

    Krissy Brady
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Shouldn’t ‘Hello Barbie’ really be named ‘Backstabbing Barbie’? Barbie has gotten a lot of flak over the years. From her body shape to her career choices to her taste in men, she’s more controversial than most celebrities—and there’s way more to come. Mattel, along with San Francisco startup ToyTalk, is set to release ‘Hello Barbie’ this fall, a talking Barbie that has real conversations with kids and—like a parrot from hell—remembers everything the child has ever said. “Mattel has always been at the forefront of inspiring…
  • 5 Simple Steps to a Personal Style All Your Own

    Liz Thompson
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Looking for that special something? That je ne sais quoi certain women seem to be born with? If mad fashion skills aren’t in your genes, never fear. You can easily cultivate your own personal style. You know her. That woman that always seems to look good. Whether going to a show or coming from the gym, she is always put together. What does she have that you don’t? One thing. She’s mastered her personal style. And you can too. Following are five things you need to know when developing your own style. 5 Things You Need to Know to Develop Your Own Personal Style 1 Know what works for you…
 
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    Evidence in Motion

  • The #DPTstudent Dispatch Weekly Newsletter

    John Childs
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    We are excited to announce the launch of the #DPTstudent Dispatch weekly newsletter at EIM. Unfortunately, there is not a vibrant community that includes both DPT students and faculty from DPT programs around the country that keeps up with the latest happenings in DPT education each week. The #DPTstudent Dispatch does just that by promoting […] The post The #DPTstudent Dispatch Weekly Newsletter appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Conscious Capitalism: A Business Paradigm PTs Can Truly Buy

    Heidi Jannenga
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Of all the nametags physical therapists wear on a daily basis—teacher, learner, coach, healer—the one we’ve always been least comfortable with is, indisputably, businessperson. It’s an interesting quandary, because I believe that, for the most part, we understand the value we provide. But when it comes to putting a dollar amount on that value—and requiring […] The post Conscious Capitalism: A Business Paradigm PTs Can Truly Buy appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • PT is Indeed the Best First Choice

    John Childs
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    This is a fascinating study by Dr. Julie Fritz and colleagues that has been hitting the press and social media airwaves over the last few days. The primary purpose was to compare utilization and costs in patients with a new onset of back pain in primary care based on whether the initial management strategy included […] The post PT is Indeed the Best First Choice appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Congratulation to Dr. Paul Mintken!

    John Childs
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Congratulations to EIM faculty and Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Denver, Dr.Paul Mintken for receiving the Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching award from the APTA for excellence in academic teaching. The nominee must have demonstrated exceptional teaching effectiveness in the academic setting; […] The post Congratulation to Dr. Paul Mintken! appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • What Do We Give Into in #Physicaltherapy?

    Larry Benz
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    I read this short article about “Why Doctors Give in on Vaccines” a few times before it really sunk in. The article was based on this study which is from the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  93% of pediatricians in this large survey say they have been asked by parents to delay vaccines […] The post What Do We Give Into in #Physicaltherapy? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 538th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    The deed is done, the plans are set, the kitchen remodeling is happening.  Like… soon.  Like scary soon.  I thought it would take longer to get underway, but we ended up signing on at the first meeting and making all of our design decisions.  And yes, I will take before and after pictures.  Though… you […]
  • IComLeavWe: April 2015

    Mel
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • The Pressure of Egg Freezing

    Mel
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    A recent article on the New York Times blog finally released me to put into words something that has always gotten under my skin about egg freezing, and it’s this: if this option had been around when I was younger, and if I had been nearing the end of my twenties unmarried, I would have […]
  • Fast or Pretty?

    Mel
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    We’re starting the process of re-doing the kitchen.  We’re going to resurface the cabinets, drop in a new counter and sink, get a new stove and hood, and paint the walls.  We’re keeping it simple; I’m not really a fancy backsplash kind of girl. Whenever I tell people our plan — to resurface rather than […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 30: Schrödinger’s Problem

    Mel
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Going hand-in-hand with avoiding dreaded tasks like getting my hair cut are things that I refer to as Schrödinger’s problems. While I don’t love the dentist or doctor, I’m not scared of the tasks that […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • 40 Days of LESS (guest post).

    Carla
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    (Please to welcome Allie. I adore her. She inspires me. She’s here at my begging request.) If you ask me what I want for my upcoming 40th birthday, I probably would respond by telling you everything I don’t want: To be diagnosed with, and eventually die from, ovarian cancer like my mom when she was in her forties To start feeling, being, thinking, looking like a 40 year old (whatever that means!) To get a colonoscopy This started me thinking about what else I could do without in my new decade: Toxic friendships Anxiety Complaining Fear Stress And thus, a birthday dream was born. I…
  • I loathe the phrase binge watching.

    Carla
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    Once upon a time, as a practicum during my Master’s degree, I worked with college students. Mainly freshman women, but as word spread of our chats & hangouts (oops) I often ended up with a mixed aged group all chatting about the same thing: Food & body image. Years later, in a land far away where I was still paying off my degree yet not utilizing it, I opened a boutique training studio. It was the 90’s and my sole focus was empowering women through fitness. As word of my studio spread, however, I soon found I spent more time in my office with clients (3 cheers for using…
  • Im lonely.

    Carla
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    I was skimming through Instagram recently when I spied a quote which stopped me dead in my tracks (an overused phrase, certainly, yet captures my reaction exactly) We’ll get to the quote in a moment, but first let me back up. I’m lonely. Have I mentioned that lately? Lonely. Lonely. Lonely. I’ve got that lonely in a crowd, lonely because I think “Crap, People, does no one get what I’m feeling?!”, lonely because I’m actually alone all encompassing lonely feeling. And yes, Friends fans, it is indeed like tartlet. I’ve thought LONELY and said…
  • Observing judgments without Judgment (guest post).

    Carla
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    Please to welcome Heather and her musings on judgement, bodies and learning our ourselves. I’m only about one-quarter of the way through my 200-hour yoga teacher training, but almost done with our first one-month “Living Yoga Sadhana” (LYS). Say what? It’s a living meditation of observation without judgment. What are we observing? Well, the way we tend to judge, ourselves and others. The most important lesson I’ve learned: we often judge others because we judge ourselves first. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn and absorb this lesson through the guidance of prompts from a…
  • In favor of snap judgements.

    Carla
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    We’ve talked about the fact I’m working not to be judgmental. I’ve not walked miles any shoes save my own (I may think I know what theirs feel like—I have no idea). For me, however, judging is different from intuitive living. Passing judgement is not the same as trusting our guts & going with the immediate feedback they provide. It’s not the same, to define in its most basic of ways, as making snap judgements. And, when framed in the gut-tapping way, I’m all in *favor* of the snap judgements. Here’s why. Once upon a time the Child would assemble…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Scenes From the BayTrailrunner Whiskey Hill Redwood Half Marathon

    Scott Dunlap
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    About 90 runners braved an early morning rain in Huddart Park to run the BayTrailrunners Whiskey Hill Redwood Run Half Marathon/10k, and I got a few pics. You are all welcome to them!(New teepee on the Chinquapin Trail)(The amazing Allen Lucas! Love this guy)(Trees are looking a little furry)(Aid station sets up for rain)
  • Hit By A Deer....REVENGE!

    Scott Dunlap
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    A couple weeks back, I hit a deer while driving my car home late at night. Messed up my car, but not nearly as much as it messed up the deer. I felt terrible.Day before yesterday, the neighborhood deer pack got me back. I was cruising along the single track on a ridge in Huddart Park with my headphones on when a deer went flying by just 10 feet in front of me. As fast as I could say "WOW! That was close...", the second one clocked me and knocked me on my ass.Yup. I got run over by a deer.(The suspects fleeing the scene)In retrospect, it was my fault (again). The headphones meant I couldn't…
  • Sunny Smiles At The 2015 Marin Ultra Challenge 25k

    Scott Dunlap
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    It was a postcard-worthy sunny morning in Sausalito, CA, as I lined up with 350+ runners for Inside Trail Racing's Marin Ultra Challenge 25k last Saturday. We have had many of these perfect California weekends lately (sorry Bostonians), but I still feel like each one should be cherished. My lingering chest cold forced a kick-down from the planned 50k here (I missed my alarm too), but a casual 25k sounded like a great way to honor the day.(Amazing day...can you see the GG Bridge?)Not that there is such a thing as a casual 25k when you race in the Marin Headlands. This area is home to many of…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • This is what happens when social media sites go too far

    14 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    From Ray Ray, gardener and YouTube star: "This is what happens when social media sites go too far. Mr Zuckerberg, there are certain things you (Facebook) can NOT have from me." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Initiative - WSJ video

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Facebook is partnering with suicide prevention organizations on a new tool to identify people in distress. Forefront research scientist Ursula Whiteside discusses the project with Sara Murray. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory"

    7 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015Don't smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 11, 2015 Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Most cancers caused by "bad luck" in cell division and "poor repair" of the defect

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied 31 different cancers. Of those, just 9 were found to be linked to bad genetics or unhealthy lifestyle choices. However, researchers excluded two of the most common cancers from their study, breast cancer and prostate cancer (published in the journal Science). The most common cause of the production of most cancerous cells occurs when one chemical letter in DNA is incorrectly swapped for another during stem cell division. Scientists found that cancer rates were higher in parts of the body where cells are quickest to regenerate, thereby creating…
  • Ironstrength, the Doctor's Total-Body Exercise Routine - New York Times video

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Dr. Jordan Metzl is a sports medicine physician who developed an extreme total-body workout routine called Ironstrength. He now teaches free exercise classes all around New York City. Produced by: Colin Archdeacon. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
 
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • A call to ban advertising testosterone for anti-aging

    Gary Schwitzer
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published an editorial, “Disease Mongering of Age-Associated Declines in Testosterone and Growth Hormone Levels.”  It’s written by Dr. Thomas Perls, Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, Boston Medical Center and Dr. David Handelsman of the University of Sydney. Because we want to devote more attention to health care advertising and marketing issues, we think this topic is particularly relevant for our site. Excerpts: A combination of direct-to-consumer product advertising (DTCPA) and lax consensus guidelines for testosterone…
  • CBS: slow down the Alzheimer’s drug trial hype – 2 examples in 1 week.

    Gary Schwitzer
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    What follows are the third and fourth Alzheimer’s disease news items we’ve reviewed in the last 3 days.  This could be a full-time beat. Perhaps some of what we’re seeing was prompted by The Alzheimer’s Association conducting its “advocacy forum” in Washington this week, with a national fundraising dinner last night (with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as emcee). Both of the following stories were reported by CBS.  Both had significant flaws and omissions. Last night, the CBS Evening News had a piece reported by Wyatt Andrews, who is not a health care…
  • Some journalists fire another “silver bullet” at Alzheimer’s amyloid target

    Alan Cassels
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    The following is a guest blog post from one of our regular contributors, Alan Cassels, who is an author, journalist, and drug policy researcher with an interest in how clinical research and experience on pharmaceuticals gets translated for policy-makers, prescribers and consumers. ————————– A March 20th story in the Boston Globe. “Biogen drug offers hope for patients with Alzheimer’s,” was one of many stories last week that cast a glimmer of hope on new drug treatment to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, which affects as many…
  • Sponsored journalist training on “precision medicine”: Zeroing in on a conflict of interest

    Andrew Holtz
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    The following is a guest post from Andrew Holtz, one of our longtime contributors, my former colleague at CNN, and a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.  This is at least the sixth time that we have addressed National Press Foundation workshop funding on this site. ———————— The question came from multiple colleagues: Is it okay for a journalist to accept an all-expenses-paid trip to a 4-day workshop on “Precision Medicine: Health Care Tailored For You” at the Mayo Clinic… that is funded by Mayo? Before hollering,…
  • Questions for TIME about its prediction of a pill to make us more compassionate

    Gary Schwitzer
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    I was challenged by a fellow health care journalist to address a story by TIME.com, with this headline, “There Could Soon Be a Pill to Make Us More Compassionate.” The story reports that, in “a new study, published in the journal Current Biology…A group led by researchers at University of California Berkeley and University of California San Francisco shows that by manipulating a brain chemical, people can become more compassionate and act in prosocial ways to equalize differences.” But it also reports that the study was in just 35 people seen only twice each.
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  • Postpartum Depression: A Feminist Issue

    Jen Gaskell
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do not dismiss postpartum depression with a shrug and an eye roll, Ms. Albert.  It affects one out of every seven women.  Ms. Elisa Albert wrote a book After Birth that I will definitely not be reading.  Her main premise is that women do not have enough support for the choices that they are making. […] The post Postpartum Depression: A Feminist Issue appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • The Secret Companion of Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period After Loss: Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety

    Heather King
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Birth trauma, you could call it that.  My first daughter was stillborn at full-term in December of 2012.  I went into labor and delivery that night expecting to soon meet my little girl only to be told by the doctor while sitting in front of a still and silent ultrasound that there was, “No heartbeat”. […] The post The Secret Companion of Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period After Loss: Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for sharing your story. Other women really need to…
  • Music as Self-Care

    Jen Gaskell
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Music has always been a part of my life.  I realized the depth of my struggles through postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety when I could not recall the last time I played music.  I sang bedtime songs for my daughters, and that was the extent of it.  I grew up in a musical family, and […] The post Music as Self-Care appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • A Tale of Two Moms: Postpartum Rage

    Jen Gaskell
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I hid this side of my struggle with postpartum depression from everyone but my immediate family.  My postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety manifested itself in rage.  Postpartum rage made feel like I suffered from a split personality disorder. On the outside, I appeared mostly together, just a somewhat stressed and frazzled new mom.  Cut me […] The post A Tale of Two Moms: Postpartum Rage appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsSandra, huge hugs for being able to relate. I talked with my ... by Jen GaskellThank you…
  • The Truth About Postpartum Psychosis

    Lauren Hale
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    These are the kind of posts we don’t like to write. But they are also the posts we must write because these situations carry the most potential for stigma and misunderstanding as they relate to the Perinatal Mood & Anxiety realm. A recent situation in Cincinnati is the reason for this post. I won’t link […] The post The Truth About Postpartum Psychosis appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsAnnie, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us ... by Lauren HaleIt took me a while, but I'm weighing…
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  • Smart Walking Aide for People with Limited Peripheral Vision

    Editors
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Smart walking sticks and body worn sensors that detect nearby objects have been tried in the past to help visually impaired people avoid hitting obstacles. Yet, the technology tended to be more annoying than helpful, beeping anytime anything was near. A truly smart proximity sensor should instead predict a chance of hitting an object rather than just being told that something is near. Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Schepens Eye Research Institute have developed a body worn device that can do just that. The prototype system has a wide angle camera on the front that tracks…
  • Revolutionary Fetal Pacemaker Ready to Treat Complete Heart Block

    Editors
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    When a fetus has a complete heart block, pacemakers can be implanted after birth, but this sometimes can be too late and typically involves further waiting for the child to reach a safe weight for the procedure. Attempts to implant pacemakers before delivery have required the generator unit to remain outside the child’s body, creating its own problems due to the freely running leads that can be easily dislodged or infected. Now researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and University of Southern California have reported on a tiny new pacemaker that can be implanted in utero…
  • Nanopore DNA Sequencing and Raspberry Pi Combine for Real-Time Environmental Studies

    Joshua Chen
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich, England has been using a nanopore-sensing technology called the MinION, a product introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, a U.K.-based startup company. The research team plans to use this miniature device to develop a robust protocol for real-time DNA sequencing in the field in contrast to taking samples back to the laboratory and analyzing them there. The group has already successfully sequenced twenty bacteria samples taken from the environment in real-time. Due to its small size, the device is said to have a large error profile,…
  • Vital Connect Unveils VitalCore Biosensor Processor for Managing Vital Signs Data

    Editors
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    At the upcoming HIMSS conference in Chicago, Vital Connect (Campbell, CA), maker of the chest-worn HealthPatch MD vital signs monitor, will be showing off their tiny new chip for integrating data coming from a variety of biosensors. As seen in the photo, the device is less than a quarter of a penny in size and consumes a minimal amount of energy for easy integration into electronic devices. The processor features both digital components and analog circuits for processing common vital sign data. The company will be making the device available to medical technology companies, as well as…
  • Nanoparticles Deliver siRNA to Wound Sites to Speed Up Healing (VIDEO)

    Editors
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a part of Yeshiva University, are using novel nanoparticles to significantly speed up the healing of wounds. They discovered that the naturally produced fidgetin-like 2 (FL2) enzyme slows down the migration of cells as they travel toward a wound site. To counteract this process, the investigators developed a silencing RNA (siRNA) drug that inhibits the gene responsible for the production of FL2. In order to actually deliver the siRNA into the interior of cells before degrading, the researchers encapsulated it in specially designed…
 
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  • Can introverts survive in medicine?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/nathaniel-fleming" rel="tag">Nathaniel Fleming</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Does the profession of medicine favor certain personality types over others? When I was younger, it seemed like all of my doctors were gregarious, self-confident, and humorous, leaving me to wonder if one can “make it” in medicine without being outgoing. This seemed a natural consequence of the fact that so much of medicine is team-based and demands constant interpersonal interaction with colleagues and patients. For many introverts, a career in which a substantial amount of time is spent interacting with complete strangers — often in a deeply personal context — might seem…
  • Less time, more patients: The perverse incentives of medicine

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-r-campbell" rel="tag">Kevin R. Campbell, MD</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    As the Affordable Care Act continues to impact millions of Americans through its second year of implementation, many things have become clear to both patients and health care providers alike: nothing is as it seems. While the ACA has provided health care to millions of previously uninsured Americans, it has also robbed many patients of their doctors and has forced others into higher premium, lower service plans.  Even those with insurance are finding that they have little choice.  Many health care systems and providers are finding it impossible to accept the Exchange insurances and many…
  • Patient refuses ED discharge: Admitted to the hospital against medical advice

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/firstworldem" rel="tag">FirstWorldEM, MD</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The following article is satire. In the first application of a new “reverse AMA” system put into place to improve patient satisfaction, a patient was admitted to the hospital for the first time against the wishes of her treating ED physician.  Constance Dolor, a 37-year-old morbidly obese patient with chronic unexplained pain and a frequent visitor to the emergency department, became the first person in known history to be admitted the hospital against medical advice. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media…
  • Doctors being too nice leads to their burnout

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/starla-fitch" rel="tag">Starla Fitch, MD</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It came out of nowhere. One of those life lessons that I didn’t know I needed to learn. Until I did. There I was, at a weekend business retreat, hobnobbing with a group of women executives. Feeling only slightly out of my element. Trying to blend in. There was a break in the meeting. And what happened next made me rethink how I approached everything. Several of us walked to the ladies’ room, chatting over the communal sinks, checking our hair and lipstick. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find…
  • This is who is behind every doctor

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jordan-grumet" rel="tag">Jordan Grumet, MD</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Behind every doctor is a little boy or girl who once watched helplessly. Maybe it was her father or grandfather who suffered under the weight of a disease that was deemed all but incurable. Perhaps her own skin was battered and bruised by the repeated trauma of an unrelenting tourniquet.  She swore that when (if) she got older she would protect the innocent from such things.  Her vow was the light that guided her through arduous years of study and apprenticeship.  Her promise was etched into the depths of her psyche like those two dangling letters she worked so hard to get placed…
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    SharpBrains

  • New course to provide an updated review of conventional & complementary ADHD treatments

    Dr. David Rabiner
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Dear SharpBrains reader, I hope you are doing well. I am writing to let you know about an upcoming online course on how to navigate ADHD treatments that I am developing with Alvaro Fernandez, founder of the SharpBrains service tracking applied brain science. The course will take place this May, and is intended to equip parents and allied professionals with the information they need to understand the range of treatments available for ADHD, the scientific support (and limitations) for different treatments, and how to think through the options for their child. Alvaro and I will do our best to…
  • Digital health–with a brain twist–sees increased military adoption

    SharpBrains
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mobile mashup: The military’s proliferating mix of smartphones and tablets (Defense Systems): “Smartphones and tablets are rapidly making their way into military operations, trimming costs and giving warfighters tightly focused capabilities. But these benefits raise a host of challenges, ranging from security and the need for ruggedization, to requirements for peripherals that link to devices designed for consumers, not soldiers. The adoption of tablets and smartphones comes in conjunction with the military’s expanding interest in apps for these devices. App libraries are popping up and…
  • Next: FDA-cleared mobile brain monitoring tools to detect cognitive impairment

    SharpBrains
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    ___________ FDA Has Cleared New Cognitive Screening Tests (Alzforum): “The Food and Drug Administration recently cleared, meaning it deemed safe, two tests that may help doctors screen for cognitive decline. One is the so-called Cognision system from Neuronetrix, a company based in Louisville, Kentucky. It is an electroencephalography (EEG) device that allows non-specialists to measure electrical activity in the brain with a portable, hand-held recorder…The other is a cognitive assessment battery that can be administered on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Called the…
  • Study: An innovative telehealth service to provide high quality ADHD treatment

    Dr. David Rabiner
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    An unfortunate reality is that many children with ADHD do not have access to high quality, evidence-based treatment for ADHD. This is especially true in rural communities where children are generally treated by primary care providers who may have less ADHD-specific training than child psychiatrists and where high quality behavioral treatment may also be less readily available. Increasing access to excellent ADHD treatment is thus an important priority, even as efforts to develop new and potentially more effective ADHD treatments are ongoing. The new study A study published recently in the…
  • Next: Tools to detect and treat “chemo brain” symptoms common in around 35% of breast cancer survivors

    SharpBrains
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    UCLA study reveals treatment for women with breast cancer suffering cognitive difficulties (HealthCanal): “UCLA researchers have developed a program that could improve the day-to-day lives of women with breast cancer by addressing post-treatment cognitive difficulties, sometimes known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 percent of women after their treatments… “We gave women exercises on, for example, how to remember a ‘to-do’ list, remembering to buy items at the store, or planning a party and deciding what type of food should be served to guests,” said Ercoli, a…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • The Health Care Blame Game

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    By NORTIN HADLER, MD Overtreated, overstaffed, over-administered, overpriced, over-regulated, and over-legislated: that’s for starters. How about over-diagnosed, over-medicalized, over-screened, over-digitized, and over-litigated? Then there’s unavailable, inaccessible, non-empathic, and even cruel when it comes to the disabled, disallowed the disaffected and the disavowed. To top it off there’s the American fashion of dying, alone and encumbered […]
  • The Real Story Of How I Sold Two Startups, The Chaos Afterwards, And What’s Next

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    By ALEXANDRA CARMICHAEL Today we’re starting a series of more personal stories, looking at what makes interesting people in health care tick. Alex Carmichael is a rare multiple time CEO in health technology, and she has a very interesting tale to tell–Matthew Holt Don’t worry, this isn’t your typical, syrupy founder story. Matthew asked me […]
  • No More Numbers

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    By SHIRIE LENG, MD Medicine is obsessed with numbers. Or rather, journalists and medical administrators are. Here are two related examples of how large a grain of salt one must put on numbers. Cardiac surgical procedures, like everything else in medicine, have quality indicators. One of these is what we doctors call “30-day mortality”. What […]
  • Patient Self-Scheduling 2.0

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    By JOSEFINA JERVIS and MICHAEL TURPIN As the digital economy transforms health the most transformative ideas and consumer engagement solutions can sometimes challenge the industry’s ability to adopt and implement them. Reimbursement reforms, risk sharing, migration towards high deductible plans and the expansion of public and private coverage are converging to unleash an increasingly sophisticated consumer into […]
  • Happy 5th Birthday, ACA

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    By STEVEN FINDLAY There are dozens of ways to take stock of the Affordable Care Act as it turns 5 years old today.   According to HHS statistics: 16.4 million more people with health insurance, lowering the uninsured rate by 35 percent. $9 billion saved because of the law’s requirement that insurance companies spend at least 80 […]
 
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Regulating magic: The FDA considers revamping its regulation of homeopathic products

    Orac
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Homeopathy is quackery. It can’t be repeated often enough. Homeopathy is The One Quackery To Rule Them All. It is based on prescientific vitalism and principles so addled that one must wonder whether Samuel Hahnemann, the guy who dreamt up this medical system, was a fan of excess alcohol use, opium, marijuana, or some unholy…
  • The quack view of preventing cancer versus reality and Angelina Jolie, part 3

    Orac
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    I happen to be in Houston right now attending the Society of Surgical Oncology annual meeting. Sadly, I’m only about 12 miles away from the lair of everybody’s favorite faux clinical researcher and purveyor of a cancer cure that isn’t, Stanislaw Burzynski. Such is life. In any case, this conference is all about cancer and…
  • Medical marijuana and the new herbalism, part 3: Cannabis does not cure breast cancer

    Orac
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s been a while since I discussed medical marijuana, even though it’s a topic I’ve been meaning to come back to since I first dubbed medical marijuana to be the equivalent of herbalism and discussed how the potential of cannabinoids to treat cancer has been, thus far, unimpressive, with relatively modest antitumor effects. The reason…
  • Dr. Hidaeka Tsuda demonstrates that antineoplastons don’t work against colon cancer

    Orac
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Two things have reminded me that it’s been a while since I’ve written about Stanislaw Burzynski, nearly five months, to be precise. First, on Wednesday evening I’ll be heading to the city where Burzynski preys on unsuspecting cancer patients, Houston, TX, to attend this year’s Society of Surgical Oncology meeting to imbibe the latest research…
  • No, Lawrence Solomon, UNICEF and WHO are not trying to sterilize women with tetanus vaccines!

    Orac
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    There are some antivaccine lies that just never die. Well, actually, most of them are very much like Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Freddy Krueger in that, just when you think you’ve killed them at the end of the latest confrontation, they always come back. Always. As an example of this, let’s go back four…
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    World of Psychology

  • Sobriety for a Love Addict

    Michelle Kunz
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Unlike substance addictions (such as alcohol, cocaine or tobacco), love addiction is known as a process addiction. Process addictions include gambling, compulsive eating, shopping and sex addictions, and they often are more difficult to treat. Love addiction is particularly difficult because we actually do need love to function as healthy and happy human beings. To recover, a love addict needs to learn what healthy love is. They also need to learn about their particular brand of dysfunction when it comes to their love addiction. That way, they can get their intimate connection needs met…
  • Why Some People Just Can’t ‘Shake It Off’

    Sarah Newman, MA
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Missed connections, cold shoulders, passive-aggression, bullying — like Taylor Swift says, just shake it off. But that doesn’t come easy to everyone. Maybe you experience the pain of social rejection differently. According to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, people suffering from depression may have a more difficult time dealing with social rejection. In fact, researchers found that brain cells produce fewer natural opioids, which reduce pain and stress, in those with untreated depression. “Every day we experience positive and negative social…
  • Andreas Lubitz: Should a Depressed Pilot Be Allowed to Fly?

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    As reports emerge overnight that Andreas Lubitz apparently suffered from depression and that he was having relationship problems, I have to wonder: Should a depressed pilot be allowed to fly? Should someone going through emotional turmoil and pain be in a position of responsibility for hundreds of people’s lives? And I’m not just talking about pilots… Anyone responsible for a transportation vehicle — such as train engineers, subway conductors, and bus drivers — has the power to cause great havoc (and possibly even death) if they’re upset and not thinking…
  • Best of Our Blogs: March 27, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    When you come across an opportunity, do you move towards or find reasons to avoid it? We are all more powerful than we realize. But when trauma, painful criticism and repeated rejection have become the norm, we shy away from amazing opportunities out of fear. It’s the real reason why we haven’t accomplished our dreams, found love or taken the steps towards happiness. Every time you put yourself out there, it’s a terrifying feeling of taking a jump and not knowing if something will cushion your fall. Will they laugh at you? Will you fail? What if you’re not good…
  • The Healing Power of Awe

    Polly Campbell
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The mountains. The stars freckled across the sky. A fiery sunrise. A rich cup of coffee alongside a piece of flaky pie: These things are awesome. Though I’ve seen a million sunsets and stared at the oceans for hours, I’m still moved by their wonder and mystery, touched by their beauty, and profoundly grateful that I can experience them again and again. Nature is awe-inspiring. There is awesomeness in our everyday lives, too, yet we seldom notice. Take a gander at your miraculous body, for one. Look at yourself in the mirror, stare into your own eyes and contemplate what it takes for them…
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    AwfulPlasticSurgery.com

  • Aubrey O’Day

    appydio
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Aubrey O’Day out and about.. Aubrey O’Day The post Aubrey O’Day appeared first on AwfulPlasticSurgery.com.
  • Audrina Partridge

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    25 Mar 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Audrina Partridge Audrina Partridge of the OC The post Audrina Partridge appeared first on AwfulPlasticSurgery.com.
  • Ashton Kutcher

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    25 Mar 2015 | 7:34 pm
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  • Ashlee Simpson

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    24 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Ashlee Simpson Wowser, Ashlee Simpson before and after The post Ashlee Simpson appeared first on AwfulPlasticSurgery.com.
  • Anna Nicole Smith

    appydio
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith Anna Nicole Smith finally overdosed in 2007. The post Anna Nicole Smith appeared first on AwfulPlasticSurgery.com.
 
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  • Illegal Pot Farms Are Literally Sucking California Salmon Streams Dry

    Josh Harkinson
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Outlet Creek watershed in Northern California's Mendocino County. Scott Bauer Northern California pot farmers are using up all of the water that normally supports key populations of the region's federally protected salmon and steelhead trout. That, at least, is the conclusion of a new study, published last week in the journal PLOS One, that examined four California watersheds where salmon and trout are known to spawn. In the three watersheds with intensive pot cultivation, illegal marijuana farms literally sucked up all of the water during the streams' summer low-flow period, leaving nothing…
  • Japan Wants You to Believe That These Coal Plants Will Help the Environment

    Tim McDonnell
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Japan is at it again. Back in December, the country got caught trying to pass off $1 billion worth of investments in coal-fired power plants in Indonesia as "climate finance"—that is, funding to fight climate change. Coal plants, of course, are the world's single biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions. Today, the Associated Press discovered over half a billion more: Japanese officials now say they are also counting $630 million in loans for coal plants in Kudgi, India, and Matarbari, Bangladesh, as climate finance. The Kudgi project has been marred by violent clashes between police…
  • Should Your State Be Able to Ignore the Nation's Most Important Pollution Law?

    Tim McDonnell
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed a bold solution for any state that doesn't like President Barack Obama's flagship plan to slash carbon emissions: Just ignore it. The new rule, issued under the Clean Air Act, aims to reduce the nation's carbon footprint 30 percent by 2030. It would require every state to devise a plan to cut the carbon intensity (pollution per unit of energy) of its power sector. By simply ignoring the mandate, McConnell reasoned, states could delay taking steps like shuttering or retrofitting coal-fired power plants until the rules…
  • Our Meat Obsession May Kill Us. But Not How You Think.

    Kiera Butler
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The world is using more antibiotics than ever before—and showing no signs of stopping. A new analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science predicts that worldwide consumption of the drugs will grow 67 percent by 2030. Over the same period of time, in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the authors expect that antibiotic use will double. The reason for the dramatic increase in antibiotic use, say the authors, mostly has to do with the planet's ever-increasing appetite for meat. Since the 1970s, meat producers have been dosing livestock with regular,…
  • Bad News for Those of You Who, Like Us, Drank Cheap Wine Each and Every Night of Your 20s

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Update, 3/20/15: Wine industry groups have begun to contest the lawsuit's contentions and motive. The California wine trade group, the Wine Institute, released a statement saying, "While there are no established limits in the U.S., several countries, including the European Union, have established limits of 100 parts per billion or higher for wine. California wine exports are tested by these governments and are below the established limits." A representative of The Wine Group, one of the defendants, says that the plaintiffs "decided to file a complaint based on misleading and selective…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • Dear Patient, Come to the "Dark Side" & Engage with Pharma

    PharmaGuy
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Engaging patients was a major theme of the eyeforpharma Barcelona 2015 conference (hashtag e4pbarca), which just closed out after 3 days of presentations with a keynote presentation by Dr. Anne Beal, Chief Patient Officer, at Sanofi."Patients can help in many ways and we (pharma) have to reach out to them all," said Dr. Beal.@TuLupus -- a Spanish Lupus patient blogger ("Tu Lupus Es Mi Lupus")-- was impressed and she offered this advice (as quoted by Paul Tunnah):"patients, don't be afraid of going to the 'dark side' - engage with pharma and industry (is…
  • Scary Pharma/Drug Ads in Medical Journals

    PharmaGuy
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Drug print ads aimed at patients are usually upbeat showing the benefits of the pill. Print ads intended for physicians on the other hand are often dark and downright scary. I came across this medical journal print ad about "poorly controlled LDL-C" yesterday:Click on image for an enlarged viewWhat's up with this?Read more »
  • Attending #e4pbarca Remotely: Second Day

    PharmaGuy
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    There's been a lot of tweeting during the eyeforpharma Barcelona conference yesterday and today. I summarized a few of the issues being discussed that were of interest to me during yesterday's session (see here). Here's some impressions data from Symplur for the #e4pbarca hashtag:I'm happy to see that I'm #3 on the list! That's pretty good for someone following remotely in a time zone that is 5 hours later than the time in Barcelona! I had to wake up at 3 AM yesterday to catch the opening presentations! Compare that to a day in the life of a typical digital marketer…
  • Attending #e4pbarca Remotely

    PharmaGuy
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    I'm getting up early to attend the 13th Annual eyeforpharma Barcelona 2015 conference from the comfort of my home office.Disclosure: eyeforpharma is a client of mine - Pharma Marketing News is a Media partner for this event. But this post is a bit of "earned" media coverage - i.e., no one is paying me to do this.Mostly, I'm using Twitter and following the #e4pbarca tweet stream, which is pretty active. I recommend that all conference producers use specific Twitter hash tags like this to allow people who cannot physically be at the conference to at least follow what's…
  • DTC Ad Spend is Back Stronger Than Ever, Baby!

    PharmaGuy
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    OK, maybe that's an exaggeration, but according to Wonkblog, a blog published by the Washington Post, and based on data from Kantar Health, "drug companies are bombarding your TV with more ads than ever.""Maybe you've noticed that prescription drug ads are everywhere these days — more so than usual," quips the blog. "It was just a few years ago that TV advertisements of prescription drugs had dropped off by 20 percent, as drugmakers were also cutting back on other types of direct-to-consumer advertising" (read, for example, "Pharma DTC Ad Spending…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Documenting the work-around on the T

    Paul Levy
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    In great measure due to previous posts, I now seem to be the designated Twitter recipient of photos of MBTA personnel dealing with the problem of Green Line train doors that get stuck on the platform and can't close.Here's the latest tweet with the accompanying picture above:#MBTA employees physically shutting the doors. Thanks to @daisy and @chippy_the_hero for their diligence.So we can document the work-around, while noting that there has been no systemic fix to the problem even though it regularly disrupts service.
  • "Targeted hurting" by drones

    Paul Levy
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Sometimes I wonder if I am living in the right century.  I read this article about "the coming revolution of drone warfare" and was doing fine till I came to this paragraph:Finally, lethal drones may make possible a new form of high-tech coercion: targeted hurting. Targeted terrorist-killing operations are designed to take an enemy off the battlefield. Targeted hurting could be designed to change any enemy’s behavior—by destroying selectively the family members, friends, associates, villages or capabilities that the enemy holds most dear.Is this just the geopolitical environment in…
  • Bigger is better? Not so fast!

    Paul Levy
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    Here's a useful report from the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania:A new study by LDI Senior Fellow Lawton Burns and colleagues challenges the conventional wisdom about the societal benefits and comparative advantages of integrated delivery networks (IDNs).  A literature review and detailed analysis of financial and quality indicators found “scant evidence” of improved quality, lower cost per case, or greater societal benefit.  From the abstract:Looking at the benefits to society, the authors found that there is evidence that IDNs have…
  • Valuing introverts

    Paul Levy
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Please take a look at a new article I posted at the athenahealth Health Leadership Forum.  I welcome comments there and here.
  • WWI and the Middle East

    Paul Levy
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Back in January, I had a chance to hear and meet Scott Anderson, author of Lawrence in Arabia, at the Jaipur Literature Festival.  Now, as I finally get around to reading the book, I find myself jolted upright by many of its stories and observations.  Here’s a short section (from pages 150-152 in the book) about how an outlying corner of World War I came to symbolize something far larger.  I fear we also see in this section how the implications of those decisions went beyond that moment in history, being formative to the situation in which we find ourselves today.A perverse…
 
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Patients Work with Doctors to Make Choices About Care

    Guest Contributor
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Rose Gutierrez has a big decision to make. Gutierrez, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring, had surgery and 10 weeks of chemotherapy. But the cancer is still there. Now Dr. Jasmine Wong, a surgeon at UC San Francisco, is explaining the choices: Gutierrez can either have another lumpectomy followed by radiation, or she can get a total mastectomy. “I think both options are reasonable,” Wong said. “It’s just a matter of how you feel personally about preserving your breast, how you feel about having radiation therapy.” “I’m kind of…
  • ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Celebrates the History of ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’

    Guest Contributor
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” filmmaker Mary Dore and Our Bodies Ourselves founders discussed the critically acclaimed documentary and OBOS’s place in the women’s movement following a recent screening in Boston (video is available). OBOS founder Norma Swenson later wrote this reflection; read more reactions in the comments. The founders are hosting an event May 3 in the Boston area to continue the conversation the film sparked about the women’s health movement, both then and now. by Norma Swenson As we approach International Women’s Day, viewing…
  • New Hesperian Book Focuses on Improving Health Through Community Organizing

    OBOS
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    In the early 1970s, Hesperian Health Guides developed “Where There Is No Doctor,” a health care manual used by health workers and others involved in delivering primary care and promoting health programs. Hesperian now offers a dozen books and health materials in more than 80 languages. Its latest resource, “Health Actions for Women: Practical Strategies to Mobilize for Change,” released this month, is drawing kudos — from the likes of Cecile Richards, Judy Norsigian and Paul Farmer, among others — for its approach to helping women (and men) create change in…
  • What’s the Connection Between Snowfall in Boston and Health and Human Rights?

    Guest Contributor
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    by Amy Agigian Greetings from Boston, where we are currently experiencing Snowmageddon 2015. We’ve had four storms, accumulating over 7 feet of snow, in less than three weeks, making this the snowiest month in Boston’s long recorded history. But what does our unparalleled snowfall have to do with women’s health and human rights? First, the health effects of extreme temperatures hit those with fewest resources — money, housing, safety, good health — hardest. It makes sense if you think about it: If you’re already sick, or living in a violent home or neighborhood, added…
  • More Physician Training Needed to Recommend IUDs

    Guest Contributor
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News When Wendy Sue Swanson started out as a pediatrician eight years ago, it never crossed her mind to bring up the option of intrauterine devices – an insertable form of long-acting contraception – when she had her regular birth-control discussions with teenage patients who were sexually active. “The patch had been the thing,” she said, referring to a small, band-aid-like plastic patch that transmits hormones through the skin to prevent unwanted pregnancies. But Swanson’s approach changed after a casual conversation with her sister-in-law. This…
 
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery, according to a recent study. The bioplastic materials could also be used for food packaging.
  • Study provides evidence against the fetal origins of cancer, cardiovascular disease

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    A study evaluated the relationship between nutritional conditions in early life and adult health, and found that famine exposure during the first pregnancy trimester was associated with increases in mortality from causes other than cancer or cardiovascular disease. This is the first study to quantify the possible long-term effects of nutrition deprivation at different stages of pregnancy and long-term mortality.
  • Love the cook, love the food: Attraction to comfort food linked to positive social connections

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it.
  • Is painful knee and hand osteoarthritis in women associated with excess mortality?

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Researchers present a study that compares mortality rates of women with painful knee and hand osteoarthritis with the mortality of unaffected women from the same community; demonstrates higher risk of early death in the group with painful knee osteoarthritis.
  • Long-standing mystery in membrane traffic solved

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    In 2013, James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman, and Thomas C. Südhof won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular machineries for vesicle trafficking, a major transport system in cells for maintaining cellular processes. SNARE proteins are known as the minimal machinery for membrane fusion. Scientists now report that NSF/?-SNAP disassemble a single SNARE complex using various single-molecule biophysical methods that allow them to monitor and manipulate individual protein complexes.
 
 
 
 
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    キャッシングするなら返済シミュレーションの利用はおすすめ

  • 消費者金融の請求書について知っておきたいこと

    管理人
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    一般的に、携帯電話やクレジットカードを利用すると月末に請求書や利用明細書が自宅に送付されます。では、消費者金融からも請求書や明細書などの手紙が送られてくるのでしょうか?を利用していることを家族に知られたくないという方にとって、これは知っておきたい点です。…
  • カードローン審査を申込むと金融会社が照会を行う個人信用情報機関とは?

    管理人
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    個人信用情報機関は、以前は5つ存在していましたが、平成21年8月に統合し現在は「CIC(株)シー・アイ・シー」、「全国銀行個人信用情報センター」、「JICC(株)日本信用情報機関」と3つの機関があります。…
  • 消費者金融のグレーゾーン金利について知りたい!

    管理人
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    消費者金融に関するニュースなどにもよく出てきますが、「グレーゾーン金利」という言葉があります。 これは俗にいう過払い金のことで、消費者金融などの賃金業者が取り立て過ぎた利息のことです。少し前まではこの過払い金の返還請求裁判が盛んに行われていました。その返還費用は大手4社だけで1400億円を超えると言われています。…
  • 低金利のカードローンがお得って本当?

    管理人
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    「うちの会社は他の会社よりも低金利でおすすめだよ!」というように、低金利というものはキャッシング会社の売り文句でもあります。 そもそも金利とは何かといいますと、利息の基準となるものになります。…
  • キャッシングするなら返済シミュレーションの利用はおすすめ

    管理人
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    キャッシングをするときに自分一人で計画を立てることはなかなかに難しいものです。 金利の仕組みもありますし、返済額をいくらにすればいつごろに完済するのか、それを利息を踏まえたうえ江計算していくことは困難なものです。 また消費者金融や銀行によっても返済方式が違います。 返済方式が違うということは毎月の最低返済額が変わってくることとなります。 返済額が変わることはありますが、元金に変更はありません。…
 
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    Renegade Health

  • The Pre-Cleanse: What To Do Before You Detox

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Our bodies are repositories of everything we’ve eaten, drank, and breathed in. The wise approach to tissue cleansing is to prepare your body for fasting or intensive detoxification. Our bodies work tirelessly to build healthy tissue, but optimal health comes at a price. We live in a sea of foreign substances including natural toxins, as well as drugs and man-made chemicals. All living things evolved complex protective and regulatory systems against poisons, toxins, and toxic substances. Our bodies are evolutionarily programed to maintain balance between the inner and outer environment.
  • Fake Supplements Exposed—7 Ways to Find the Real Thing

    Colleen M. Story
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    Recent tests show that many supplements are not what they say they are. Is there any way to know if what you’re getting is the real thing? Take a look in your cupboard. Do you have any supplements from Walgreens, GNC, Target, or Wal-mart? If so, you may want to toss them out. According to DNA tests completed by the New York State attorney general’s office, supplements from all four of these giant retailers proved to contain none of the ingredients they were supposed to contain. On top of that, researchers found lots of cheap fillers, some of which may be dangerous for individuals with…
  • What Happens When Rawfoodists Cheat on Their Diet

    Frederic Patenaude
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This is a dilemma that every person who has seriously dabbled with raw foodism, fasting, juice cleansing and even other restricted diets — has experienced. When one has lived on a restricted diet for a good period of time, reintroduction of previously perfectly digestible foods will cause extreme symptoms of indigestion and sickness. It happens to raw foodists. It happens to “low-carb” and “no-carb” dieters. It happens after water fasting, juice “feasts,” and other forms of cleansing. It also happens to those who try to follow calorie-restricted diets, or no-salt diets. The…
  • Five Rules For Successful Spring Cleansing: Health Wisdom of Ancient and Modern Masters

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    “The road to health is the one that begins with an understanding and commitment to cleanse and detoxify the body.” Dr. Bernard Jensen Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine, and one of the greatest healers of all time put together his ideas, experience, and theories about diet and healing in an extensive volume of writing called the Hippocratic Corpus. Because his work was so extensive, no one could read them all. So he summarized his wisdom in a collection of medical pearls called the Hippocratic Aphorisms. It’s not surprising to me that…
  • The Truth About Juice Fasts: The Sweet Spot and the Danger Zone

    Colleen M. Story
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    A juice fast may help jolt you into healthier eating, but it can also be dangerous. They’re trendy. They’re supposed to be healthy. But do they do everything fans say they do? Turns out that it may depend almost entirely on how many days you stay on the fast. What is the sweet spot for health benefits, and how long is too long? What is a Juice Fast? A juice fast, or “cleanse” as some call it, is a diet in which the individual consumes only fresh vegetable and fruit juices. The focus is typically on freshly made, unpasteurized juice (not bottled juices). Most people purchase a juicer…
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • Taking Your Doses For You

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
    MIT's Bob Langer has another idea: he's looking to change the way that entire courses of treatment are dosed. What if an extended-release formulation, for an oral drug, was really extended release. Days, weeks? Instead of taking pills every morning, what if you took one, well, pill-like thing that emitted the drug substance on schedule, inside you? That would certainly help the patient compliance issue, which is a bigger issue than you might think. But while there are "depot" formulations for such slow release, there certainly aren't any of them that hang around in the stomach. It's a…
  • Weirdly Polar

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    This is a neat little structure, and it's truly a pain to synthesize (12 steps from myo-inositol). But it now seems to hold the record as the most polar aliphatic compound ever measured, and well it might. David O'Hagan of St. Andrews reported it at the ACS meeting in Denver - one side of that molecule is full of electronegative fluorines, and the other side has what's left. In bulk, this would be a very unusual solvent to play around with in chromatography and the like, but I don't think we're going to see any four-liter jugs of around the lab any time soon. Update: annoyingly for my…
  • Tone It Down

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    You know, I'm not sure I should have cut Atomwise so much slack the other day. I just came across this piece on them, and. . .well, I'll let it speak for itself: “Here I am just sitting in this house and I’m able to predict a cure to measles,” co-founder of Atomwise Alex Levy tells me over the phone from his apartment in Mountain View, Calif. Atomwise, a health tech startup in the current Y Combinator batch, has launched more than a dozen projects in the last year to find cures for both common and orphan diseases – diseases that would otherwise be too expensive and time-intensive to…
  • Metformin for Aging in General?

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Here's an interesting report in the Wall Street Journal on plans to run a large clinical trial with metformin. That compound has a lot of effects, and many of them seem as if they could be beneficial in an aging population. Dr. Barzilai expects to enroll more than 1,000 elderly participants in the randomized, controlled clinical trial to be conducted at multiple research centers and take five to seven years. The project is in the preliminary stages and permanent funding hasn’t yet been secured. Funding for the planning phase is coming from the American Federation for Aging Research, a…
  • Transcelerate Status Report

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Here's a followup to something I wrote in 2012. That was when a joint venture called Trancelerate was announced to address precompetitive drug development issues, clinical trial design, and so on. Someone asked me the other day what had come out of this, and I had to admit that I was stumped. So I'd like to throw the question open to the readership. Does anyone know of some things that can be pointed to that have emerged from Trancelerate? There was a progress report of sorts in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, which mostly seems to have covered the venture's first year in operation. Otherwise,…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Cultivating Mindfulness to Help Sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Talk of mindfulness—and its capacity to improve health and well being—seems to be everywhere these days. From stress reduction, to exercise, to eating and weight management, mindfulness practices are increasingly being recognized for their therapeutic benefits. Another benefit to mindfulness? Practicing mindfulness can also improve sleep. First things first: what, exactly, is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a practice of gently focusing one’s attention and awareness on the present moment. In a mindful state, we allow ourselves to be aware of any thoughts, feelings, and physical experiences…
  • The Role of Sleep in our Lives

    Dr. Michael Breus
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Science has experienced great progress in deepening our understanding of dreaming. Still, there is no answer to the question: why do we dream? There are, however, a great number of theories being explored. While some scientists posit that dreaming has no direct function—but instead is a consequence of other biological processes that occur during sleep—many scientists studying sleep and dreams believe that dreaming serves a primary purpose. Theories of dreaming span scientific disciplines, from psychiatry and psychology to neurobiology. Some of the current theories of the purpose of…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Amok Draumr 2.0, Cool Sleeping Place

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    I love new cool stuff, especially when it changed the way you look at things. Camping for instance, the Amok Draumr is one of those changes. The presidental suite to nature´s own hotel, including an outstanding view. Wanna sleep with nature? Come hang with us!Amok Equipment is an outdoor equipment company that redefines the way people camp.After being sold out to over 15 countries, the patent pending hammock, Draumr has now reached its second generation.The idea behind Draumr was to create an adjustable bed you can take anywhere. Draumr is customized for outdoor sleeping and…
  • Blue Freedom | The World's Smallest Hydropower Plant

    Aaron Usiskin
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    KickstarterInteresting, now I just need to get this for my house, wind powered. Not that you should be bringing your smartphone camping, enjoy the outdoors, but the concept is great.Utilizing the power of flowing water, Blue Freedom produces portable energy to charge all your electric devices.Kickstarter
  • Fogo Adventure Gadget: GPS+Flashlight+Walkie Talkie+Charger

    Aaron Usiskin
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    As things get smaller and more functional its only a matter of time till everything melts together. Or things that make sense. Meet Fogo, the only gadget that includes GPS, bluetooth, digital voice messaging, USB backup battery, and a powerful LED flashlight. Whether you're biking or hiking, fishing or hunting, navigating or camping, the Fogo keeps you safe and lightens your load!The Fogo was built to get you off the beaten path and keep you safe while exploring. With GPS tracking and waypoint navigation, the Fogo can be your guide as you blaze a new trail. Load points of…
  • Get Cozier, Sleeping Bag For Two!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    Backcountry Bed Duo SYN 1.5-SeasonThis is so for me, a larger sleeping bag like I am at home. Now this is great for car camping or if you have someone else you want to share the night with. It is not down, but hey if there is someone else in there with you, why would you need down. You asked for it - and we built it. Now you can "sleep" in the wild like you do at home, with a comforter…and a special someone. Plus, it's available in this synthetic fill build, offering performance in warmer conditions. With an oversized, integrated comforter sealing the opening, you can "sleep"…
  • INDOBOARD, Best Low Tech Gear, Ever!

    Aaron Usiskin
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    One of the best workouts you can get coupled with curls, push-ups, squats, etc., is with the Indo Board.The Original Training Package provides a complete workout without taking up a lot of space and offers hours of fun for riders of all ages and abilities. Indo Board was designed to enable the rider to have fun while exercising the core muscles involved in board sports, team sports and fitness. The basic goal of the Indo Board Balance Trainer with the roller and cushion is to ride as long as possible while keeping the board from touching the ground.The Original Training Package comes with…
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Is There Only One Right Way To Eat For Everyone?

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    "Much of the comments-section vitriol seems to result from believing there’s exactly one right way toeat. There isn’t. There may be one right way to eat for you and one right way to eat for me, but there’s no right way to eat for everyone. We all came from different genetic backgrounds and we’re all different." - Tom Naughton, writer and creator of the documentary, 'Fat Head'© 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
  • How Sugar Makes You Addicted and Why We Overeat

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    “No one can exert cognitive inhibition, willpower, over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute, of every day, of every year.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig© 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 Best Exercise To Lose Weight

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    A new study, published in the journal Obesity, says lifting weights may be the best exercise to lose weight.The study followed more than ten thousand men over forty years of age. The males who lifted weights for twenty minutes a day saw smaller waistlines, compared to the those who increased their aerobic exercise.Researchers went on to say a combination of weight training and aerobics is best for overall health.So if you want the best results for your weight loss efforts, pick up a barbell. Then afterwards, perhaps go for a jog.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my…
  • Your Immune System and Sugar

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Did you know your immune system takes a beating when you consume sugar?According to Health Services at Columbia University, when you consume 100 grams of sugar, which is equal to a one liter soda bottle, your white blood cells are 40% less effective at killing germs. This can weaken your immune system for up to five hours.Also, sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C. The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells.Is it time to stop consuming sugar?©…
  • Why We Get Fat

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    From the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes explains why obesity is not caused by eating too much and exercising too little, but rather, by the effect of carbohydrates and their impact on the hormones and enzymes that regulate fat tissue.© 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
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    Hospital Impact

  • The tangible benefits of physician engagement

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    by Barry Ronan I am often asked how I engaged physicians as we were transitioning to value-based care delivery. After conferring with my executive team, I created the President's Clinical Quality Council, which proved to be an excellent way to engage our providers. I asked six physicians who were the early adopters on the medical staff if they would join the council. I then asked them to identify six of their colleagues whom they thought would be strong additions to the group. They provided me with a great list from which to choose, and the council was assembled. These 12 physicians from a…
  • How teamwork, trust and improved communication reduce mistakes in the ER

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    by Ilene MacDonald It's so easy to think you've communicated a message clearly. After all, you understand the instructions, so it only stands to reason that the person receiving them must also understand what you meant. And though most misunderstandings can be cleared up quickly in everyday situations, studies show that they pose a significant danger for patients when signals get crossed. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of the most serious medical errors in hospitals are linked to miscommunications. To combat miscommunication in the emergency room, one Sheridan Healthcare physician is…
  • CO-OPs still searching for their Holy Grail

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    by Brian Eastwood Several minutes into "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," two men wander through a medieval village. "Bring out your dead," they shout as they pull a cart of plague-stricken corpses. One resident offers a corpse, but the collectors quickly discover he's not dead yet. "I feel happy, I feel happy," he sings in an halfhearted effort to convince everyone he won't be dead by Thursday. "I think I'll go for a walk now." Eventually, the increasingly frustrated collectors whack the man in the head with a club, add him to their cart and head on their way. The scene came to mind when I…
  • What hospital leaders should know about urgent care centers

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    by Andrea J. Simon I have been working with a hospital's urgent care centers to address the emerging issue of how to create experiences that are differentiating and of value to their customers. Not patients--customers. Already, there are 26 urgent care centers in the urban-suburban area this hospital serves, with lots more coming soon. Talk about competition! With urgent care centers popping up everywhere, safeguarding the "brand" is more important than ever, but all too often overlooked. As an anthropologist, I always love to watch change coming, first as a dribble and then as a roaring…
  • Patient and family engagement: Healthcare's two-way street

    19 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    by Jason A. Wolf A lot has been written and materials developed of late around the idea of patient and family engagement. One of the most significant and important contributions in this effort has been A Roadmap for Patient & Family Engagement in Healthcare, produced by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the American Institutes for Research. This comprehensive publication identified patient and family engagement as "bringing patient and family voices to decisions about care, to healthcare organizational design and governance, and to public policy" and it offered the goals of…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • 400,000 Unique Visitors!

    14 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Today I had my 400,000th unique visitor to this blog.¹ These days roughly 5000–6000 unique people each month visit my site. It is a far cry from just my ex-mother-in-law dropping by when I started nine years ago. I have met so many wonderful people over the years with so many different stories & struggles. Your support, coupled with the various experiences that have shaped me and helped me mature this past near decade, have made me better—even wiser. Today was a landmark day for another reason. I emailed my editor the last edits for my book on overcoming suicide. I was supposed…
  • ADDitude Magazine: Keeping Promises Despite ADHD

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    I recently posted a new article about procrastination over at my Family Guy blog. It was originally intended to be about keeping promises, but became about finishing projects. I have this project, you see. A glorious, unfinished project that I’ve been dying on for some time. It’s a rundown, formerly gorgeous dollhouse, and if I’m not careful, my daughter will have daughters before I get around to refinishing it! Three years have passed now since I said I’d finish it by Christmas, so I’ve decided to do something about it. Projects are easy to procrastinate when…
  • Articles

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Articles Published in ADDitude Magazine:Quiet the Riot: Blocking Out ADHD DistractionsHow I Learned to Make Deadlines...Despite These 7 Major ADD DistractionsProcrastination: Break Away from the Shame“Family Guy” Articles Published at ADDitudeMag.com:Losing It over Losing My WalletI Remembered I Forgot (Just in Time)ADHD and Adrenaline: Perfect Together?!The Day I Over-Shared about My DaughtersI Can’t Get on the Same Page as Everyone ElseHow My ADHD Anger Hurt My Marriage and KidsNo One Wants to Live with the HulkDid I Really Say That — Or Was I on ADHD Autopilot?Crazy, Stupid…
  • FanX 2015 – Where I Cosplayed as a Healthy Mundane

    13 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    I'm not sure what you perceive about me from what I write here, but in my daily life I focus on pushing myself beyond my limits. I haven't met a limit I respect yet, and I am always looking for ways to do an end run around them. However, I do recognize limits. I have to. You can't design effective coping strategies if you don't recognize your limits. The important distinction is that recognizing isn't the same as accepting. For instance, I know that in order to write for a living, I will need to write thousands of words a day—thousands of focused words on a defined project, not random…
  • Do We Have What It Takes to be Helpful with Suicidal People?

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    (credit: Kendrea Johnson Family)Recently, I read about Kendrea Johnson, a six year old girl who allegedly hung herself with a jumprope. Her case has bothered me deeply not just because it was a senseless death of an innocent child, or because of the sadness she must have experienced by being put into the foster care system, or even just because the idea of a six year old struggling with suicidal ideation is so disturbing. I was bothered because I do not know how I could have helped such a child if I had been given the opportunity. “I’m sorry.” “I’m sad for what I do.”These notes,…
 
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  • ‘It’s really difficult to be a polymath’ – Sir Paul Nurse on multidisciplinary research

    Kathy Weston
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    If you wanted to build a house, would you entrust the whole job to a plumber? Clearly not – you’d want to assemble a broad group of skilled construction workers who possess all the talents needed to create your dream home. But what about if you wanted to cure cancer? Surely you’d use the same approach, to cover every aspect of the problem? Not up to now. In the past half century, the fight against cancer has been mainly the domain of a single branch of science – the biologists and other ‘life’ scientists. This is partly because there was so much to be learnt about cancer’s…
  • Obesity and cancer – report highlights three things the Government could do

    Dan Hunt
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Obesity – and the nation’s expanding waistlines – are never far from the headlines. And when it comes to cancer, weight is important: carrying excess weight is an established risk factor for the disease, and the growing size of the problem in the UK is something that we have blogged a lot about before. In fact, after smoking, statistics show it’s the second-most important lifestyle-related cause of cancer. We already know that obesity is linked to 9 types of cancer, some more convincingly than others. But this week, new evidence from the World Cancer Research Fund – an…
  • Cancer drugs: ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ – Laura’s story

    Nick Peel
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    In the fourth and final part of our series of posts from our Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, Laura Ashurst shares her personal story. In it, she tells us why she campaigns for the Government to make effective drugs available for all cancer patients who need them – including drugs targeted to patients’ tumours. I found a lump in my right breast in August 2001. My baby son Jack was five months old and my daughter Megan was three and a half. I quickly made an appointment with my GP, but I really didn’t think it was anything to worry about. Due to my age, my GP also thought it was likely…
  • From Branch to Bedside – standing up to inherited bowel cancer

    Hayley Frend
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    In 2012 our first Stand Up To Cancer campaign raised a staggering £8 million. The money went to help fund clinical trials across the country. Three years later, we take a closer look at one of them, and find out how it’s all going. We’ve just celebrated Mother’s Day – burnt toast, glitter-splattered cards and lots of family time. And a time when we take a moment to let our mums know just how much they mean to us. But there is another special day in March that also demonstrates how important family is to us. Exactly one week after Mother’s Day, on March 22nd is Lynch Syndrome…
  • Our Milestones: A recipe for success – the birth of combination chemotherapy

    Aine McCarthy
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series Our milestonesIn the latest Our Milestones series post, we look at the role we played in the advent of a 1970s cancer treatment revolution: combination chemotherapy. During the spring of 2003, while studying for her GCSEs, 15 year old Jade Chambers began losing a lot of weight. She also developed a bad cough. Worried, Jade’s parents took her to the GP who sent her to the hospital for tests. The results were a shock. Jade was diagnosed with advanced stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma. She remembers: “I was in the really late stages and told I might not…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Depression in Young Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    Vitamin D deficiency is more common than ever, and many experts are concerned that this deficiency may lead to a wide variety of health problems, including depression. The post Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Depression in Young Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • You Asked: Should Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dose Be Adjusted During Pregnancy?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    For many women with bipolar disorder, lamotrigine (Lamictal) is an effective mood stabilizer.  Given its relatively favorable reproductive safety profile, lamotrigine is a reasonable option for women who require treatment with a mood stabilizer during pregnancy. The post You Asked: Should Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Dose Be Adjusted During Pregnancy? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Does Caffeine Make Menopausal Symptoms Worse?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Studies evaluating the relationship of caffeine to vasomotor symptoms have yielded conflicting results. The post Does Caffeine Make Menopausal Symptoms Worse? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Abuse as a Risk Factor for Perinatal Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    Two recent reports explore the relationship between abuse and risk for perinatal depression. The first is a study which analyzed data from 53,065 pregnant women participating in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).  Exposure (as an adult) to emotional, sexual, or physical abuse was based on self-report at week 30 of pregnancy, differentiating […] The post Abuse as a Risk Factor for Perinatal Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • What is S-Equol? Does It Really Work for Menopausal Symptoms?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Approximately 70% of all women experience hot flashes and/or night sweats (also called vasomotor symptoms or VMS) during the menopause transition.  Although estrogen-containing hormone therapy is highly effective in managing these symptoms, various studies have raised concerns regarding the risks associated with prolonged use of hormone therapy and many women now use other non-hormonal options to manage their symptoms, including over-the-counter complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), including soy isoflavones, black cohosh, and omega-3 fatty acids.  However, the data regarding the…
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  • How to treat back pain

    Simon
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    The back pain is the pain which occurs in the lower back. It may be accompanied by referred pain or radiating pain in the territory of distribution of a nerve (sciatica), usually L5 and S1. The natural history of low back pain is acute, generally autorresolutiva. The goal of treatment is to provide initial comfort while the patient tries to keep as active as possible. Instructions Prolonged rest can lead to atrophy of the paraspinal muscles, chronic disability and difficulties in the rating.Bed rest for two to seven days is worse than doing or return to daily activity. Patients are…
  • How to relieve lower back pain

    Simon
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    One of the most common conditions is the back pain and particularly in the lower area. This condition can be caused by various reasons such as herniated discs , pinched nerves, weight lifting incorrectly, bad posture, etc … See some alternative remedies to surgery or drugs Easing the lower back pain. Instructions One of the main ways to relieve lower back pain is massaging the painful area . We can get massages ourselves, but is best done by someone else and, whenever possible, a professional to avoid further injury. Another way to relieve the painful area is using lumbar…
  • Relieving pain middle back

    Simon
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Normally back pain in the middle zone is produced by a muscle imbalance between the muscles found in the chest and back. We also give some home remedies that can undo the pain that you have in your middle back. Read carefully. ·         Preventing back pain in the middle Usually pain in the middle of the back are from a vice or bad habit acquired by sitting, usually at work, so we must have a correct posture when sitting , especially particularly careful. We sit with the spine straight and against the backrest of the chair. The shoulders should be parallel to the frontal…
  • 5 Steps to lose weight before bedtime

    Simon
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Lose weight before bedtime is possible? I know, it seems illogical but it is definitely possible. This time I’ll bring 5 Steps to lose weight. If you do not have the money or time to go to a gym, what you can do to try not to “win kilos more” is sleep properly, this can help you avoid gaining excess weight and over time, lose weight; but you must also apply these steps, just follow them and put them into practice, you will quickly see the changes.   1. Light Dinner The dinner is very important, try to consume your portions in small quantities. If you eat a lot at…
  • 5 Things every house and could cause cancer

    Simon
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Today it seems that all chemicals on which we hear are somehow related to cancer. We are inundated with so many frightening reports, which simply do not know in what to believe and what not. The truth is I just do not know how harmful that some things can be, so the best we can do is be aware of what science tells us, and make our best decisions based on that information. These are the things that are in every house and could cause cancer . Antibacterial soap It has been found that triclosan, an active ingredient in antibacterial soap causes hepatic fibrosis and cancer in mice, which system…
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • Why Don't You Love Me?

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video is about, at least at first, unrequited love.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesFeline Hypnotherapy SessionAre You Sure You Want to Know What Your Dog's Thinking?The Age Old Battle Between Cat and Printer 
  • Make Harry Potter a Teachable Lesson in Fat Shaming

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    For readers who don't know, I'm the father of 3 young girls. This week I'll be discussing just a smattering of the weight bias teaching they're getting from the world around them. While I catch some of them, I'm sure there are many instances that I'm missing. I've written about JK Rowling's "Big "Fat" Hypocrisy" on my blog before, and I also wrote about it in my book, "Harry Potter’s Dudley Dursley's weight is both a constant source of derision and scorn and an identity unto itself. While certainly the Harry Potter series includes other villains who don’t happen to have obesity, the…
  • Why I Stopped Reading The Princess Bride to My Daughters After Only 146 Words

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    For readers who don't know, I'm the father of 3 young girls. This week I'll be discussing just a smattering of the weight bias teaching they're getting from the world around them. While I catch some of them, I'm sure there are many instances that I'm missing. I was excited when my sister-in-law gave us a copy of The Princess Bride. Like pretty much everyone, I adore the movie, and thought it would be great to read the book to my kids by their bedsides. I didn't make it through a single page. Why? Here are the first 146 words of The Princess Bride,"The year that Buttercup was born, the most…
  • Scooby Doo's Daphne Cursed to Lose What She Holds Most Dear - Her Figure

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    For readers who don't know, I'm the father of 3 young girls. This week I'll be discussing just a smattering of the weight bias teaching they're getting from the world around them. While I catch some of them, I'm sure there are many instances that I'm missing. The movie is called, "Frankencreepy", and it's about a curse that leads the Scooby Doo crew to, as the specter puts it, "lose what you hold most dear"What's the most important thing in the world to Daphne? Her figure. And now she's cursed to be fat. Seriously. Take just a moment and imagine how watching this might make a pre-teen child…
  • Teaching Children to Hate Weight - Johnny Test

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    For readers who don't know, I'm the father of 3 young girls. This week I'll be discussing just a smattering of the weight bias teaching they're getting from the world around them. While I catch some of them, I'm sure there are many instances that I'm missing. The episode is called, "Phat Johnny", and it starts off with Johnny Test telling a comic book salesman that he should try a dancing video game for exercise. The salesman, visibly upset, asks Johnny if he's calling him fat and tells him he has a "glandular problem", to which Johnny replies, "you have a fat problem too" leading the…
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • kwiKBio Aims to Fast Track Research with Crowdsourcing Campaign

    Walter Jessen
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    kwiKBio believes it’s taking too long to solve diseases and create cures. The company aims to combine advanced semantic web bioinformatics with contract research organization (CRO) business development in an e-commerce biomedical research portal. Think Wikipedia with an interactive research component coupled with Expedia for purchasing a ticket to a laboratory test. Today, results and information are accumulating faster than researchers can follow or absorb. Scientists are wasting valuable resources repeating lab experiments previously conducted. kwiKBio aims to help researchers,…
  • Rare Disease Day 2015: How Rare Disease is Shaping the Future of Healthcare

    Walter Jessen
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Today is Rare Disease Day 2015, an international advocacy day to focus on the daily lives of patients, families and caregivers who are living with a rare disease. Rare disease communities have been responsible for the reinvention of many aspects of our healthcare system are truly paving the way for precision medicine. Progress in treating rare diseases has been accelerated by advancements in our knowledge of molecular biology, genetics and epigenetics; new technologies such as next-generation sequencing; and the use of social media and mobile devices. These same advancements are driving the…
  • Rare Disease Day 2015: Day-by-day, Hand-in-hand

    Walter Jessen
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Today is the eight annual Rare Disease Day, an international advocacy day held on the last day of February — a rare day for rare people. Rare Disease Day 2015 puts the focus on the daily lives of patients, families and caregivers who are living with a rare disease. This year’s slogan is “Day-by-day, hand-in-hand”, which emphasizes the need for international cooperation. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The annual campaign targets the general public and also seeks to raise awareness…
  • Brain Imaging in Children with Neurological Disorders Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion

    Walter Jessen
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
    A study team of radiologists and psychologists has found that children born with DNA copy number deletions in a specific region on chromosome 16 previously linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language [1].   The study, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, used magnetoencephalography (MEG), which detects magnetic fields in the brain (similar to electroencephalography (EEG), which detects electrical fields), to measure an auditory processing delay called the M100 response latency [1]. As each child heard a series of tones, the MEG…
  • The Precision Medicine Initiative

    Walter Jessen
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:13 pm
    In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. Launched with a $215 million investment as part of the President’s 2016 budget proposal [1], the Precision Medicine Initiative will build a new database containing medical records and genetic information for millions of Americans, as well as establish new models of patient-powered medical research that promises to accelerate biomedical discoveries and provide clinicians with new tools,…
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Up Close and Personal: Reflecting on My Recent Surgery

    Erin Kennedy
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Display Title:  Up Close and Personal: Reflecting on My Recent Surgery Subtitle:  After 13 years of being sick with diverticulitis and then having a complete hysterectomy, I’ve come to a crossroads. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/diverticulitis/content/close-and-personal-reflecting-my-... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Foods You Should Avoid While You're Pregnant

    Erin Kennedy
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Display Title:  Foods You Should Avoid While You're Pregnant Subtitle:  It is important to watch what you eat and drink during pregnancy. Here are our tips for a healthy pregnancy diet. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/foods-you-should-avoid-while-youre-pre... Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • One Life, Two Illnesses: A Story of Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer

    Erin Kennedy
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Display Title:  One Life, Two Illnesses: A Story of Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer Subtitle:  After living with MS, Mary Kyle was diagnosed with breast cancer. But if it wasn't for this, her MS may be much worse. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/multiple-sclerosis/content/one-life-two-illnesses-story-... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Dr. Ellen Antoine

    HER Radio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    After years of health issues plaguing her family, Dr. Antoine wanted to understand the underlying causes rather than just treat the symptoms. Associated Editorial:  HER Radio - Health and Wellness Radio Show about Women Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  No read more
  • Abbie Gellman, MS, RD

    HER Radio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, is a professionally trained chef and Registered Dietitian. Abbie has over 10 years of hospitality and food and beverage consulting experience and nearly 10 years of nutrition URL:  listen to Abbie Gellman, MS, RD Associated Editorial:  HER Radio - Health and Wellness Radio Show about Women Block Weight:  -4 Two Columns:  No read more
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Medical management of patients on clozapine: A guide for internists

    Wynne Lundblad, Pierre N. Azzam, Priya Gopalan, Clinton A. Ross, PharmD
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Clozapine was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1989 for the management of treatment-resistant schizophrenia, and has since proven to reduce symptom burden and suicide risk, increase quality of life, and reduce substance use in individuals with psychotic disorders. Nevertheless, clozapine's psychiatric benefits have been matched by its adverse effect profile. Because they are likely to encounter medical complications of clozapine during admissions or consultations for other services, hospitalists are compelled to maintain an appreciation for these iatrogenic conditions. The…
  • A multifaceted hospitalist quality improvement intervention: Decreased frequency of common labs

    Adam H. Corson, Vincent S. Fan, Travis White, Sean D. Sullivan, Kenji Asakura, Michael Myint, Christopher R. Dale
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    PURPOSECommon labs such as a daily complete blood count or a daily basic metabolic panel represent possible waste and have been targeted by professional societies and the Choosing Wisely campaign for critical evaluation. We undertook a multifaceted quality-improvement (QI) intervention in a large community hospitalist group to decrease unnecessary common labs. METHODSThe QI intervention was composed of academic detailing, audit and feedback, and transparent reporting of the frequency with which common labs were ordered as daily within the hospitalist group. We performed a pre-post analysis,…
  • Mobility sensors for hospitalized patients: Quo vadis?

    S. Ryan Greysen, Andrew D. Auerbach
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
  • A novel configuration of a traditional rapid response team decreases non–intensive care unit arrests and overall hospital mortality

    Daniel P. Davis, Steve A. Aguilar, Patricia G. Graham, Brenna Lawrence, Rebecca E. Sell, Anushirvan Minokadeh, Ruchika D. Husa
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    BACKGROUNDIn-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) accounts for substantial morbidity and mortality. Rapid response teams (RRTs) are designed to prevent non–intensive care unit (ICU) CPA through early detection and intervention. However, existing evidence has not consistently demonstrated a clear benefit. OBJECTIVETo explore the effectiveness of a novel RRT program design to decrease non-ICU CPA and overall hospital mortality. METHODSThis study was conducted from the start of fiscal year 2005 to 2011. In November 2007, our hospitals implemented RRTs as part of a novel resuscitation program.
  • In search of the optimal rapid response system bundle

    Matthew M. Churpek, Dana P. Edelson
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
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  • Orbital hydatid cyst

    Berradi, S., Hafidi, Z., Lezrek, O., Lezrek, M., Daoudi, R.
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
  • Orphan drugs: expensive yet necessary

    Hyry, H. I., Roos, J. C. P., Cox, T. M.
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Whether the prices of certain orphan treatments are justified is highly controversial. One argument is that such therapies should not be funded through the public purse or private health plans because a patient with a rare disease requires more than their ‘fair share' of a limited health care budget. Orphan medications can also be denied because they fare poorly in the cost-effectiveness assessments of drugs. This paper takes the unusual line that life-saving treatments should be provided regardless of their cost. This contention is based on the Harvard philosopher John Rawls' theory of…
  • An undiagnosed stupor in the acute medical unit: a case of malignant catatonia

    Adams, G., Brown, A., Burnside, A., Tanday, R., Lowe, D., Li, K., Malhotra, P. A., Falinska, A., Coker, R., Ind, P., Waheed, U., Broomhead, R., Bassett, J. H. D., Sam, A. H.
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
  • Adverse events in healthcare: learning from mistakes

    Rafter, N., Hickey, A., Condell, S., Conroy, R., O'Connor, P., Vaughan, D., Williams, D.
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Large national reviews of patient charts estimate that approximately 10% of hospital admissions are associated with an adverse event (defined as an injury resulting in prolonged hospitalization, disability or death, caused by healthcare management). Apart from having a significant impact on patient morbidity and mortality, adverse events also result in increased healthcare costs due to longer hospital stays. Furthermore, a substantial proportion of adverse events are preventable. Through identifying the nature and rate of adverse events, initiatives to improve care can be developed. A variety…
  • Elements: in this month's issue

    Donnelly, S. C.
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Physicians Should Work More, Not Less

    Robert M. Doroghazi
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The first conclusion of Christopher et al,1 that decreased work hours are correlated independently with higher career satisfaction, is not surprising, because the desire to work less and make more appears to be a basic feature of human nature.
  • The Reply

    Charles F. Seifert, Adam T. Brown
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We agree with Goyal and Singla regarding the confusion over the current treatment guidelines of Clostridium difficile.1,2 At the time of our data collection (April 1 to October 1, 2011), the American College of Gastroenterology guidelines had not been published and did not have a bearing on our results.3 On the basis of our results and the new American College of Gastroenterology guidelines published in February of 2013, we are implementing an automated prescriber order entry program on December 1, 2014, combining the 2 sets of guidelines.
  • Is This Right Ventricular Infarction or Brugada Syndrome?

    Sandhya Manohar, Bernard Gitler
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Yamagami et al1 present a case of septic shock from a decubitus-related abscess complicated by deep vein thrombosis of the leg as well as bilateral pulmonary embolism. The challenge that presented in their case was the presence of ST-segment elevation in the precordial leads of the electrocardiogram (ECG). The authors describe incomplete right bundle branch block with ST-segment elevation in leads V1-V4, and they report in the beginning of their article, “even though no acute coronary occlusion existed,” although it is unclear if this was evidence obtained from a coronary…
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America or American College of Gastroenterology Guidelines for Treatment of Infection: Which One to Follow?

    Hemant Goyal, Umesh Singla
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We read with interest the study conducted by Brown and Seifert1 in the October 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine. The authors found a significant reduction in Clostridium difficile infection recurrence and associated mortality when patients were treated with therapy in concordance with the guidelines of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
  • The Reply

    Andrea S. Christopher, C. Scott Smith, Andrew P. Wilper
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We appreciate comments from Doroghazi on our research. This provides an opportunity to continue the dialogue about 2 important issues facing the US physician workforce, namely decreasing career satisfaction and its impact on the primary care provider shortage. However, we respectfully disagree with his conclusions.
 
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • No increase in synovial fluid level of matrix metalloproteinase-3 by systemic administration of glucocorticoids in rheumatoid arthritis

    Yasuyuki Kamata, Seiji Minota
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) is produced by fibroblasts, synovial cells, and chondrocytes in response to cytokines like interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor-α [1,2]. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), MMP-3 is abundantly expressed in the rheumatoid synovium of the affected joint; MMP-3 is not expressed in normal synovium. In RA, MMP-3 levels in synovial fluid are several-hundredfold higher than those in serum [3]. MMP-3 in synovial fluid is thought to diffuse into the circulation mainly via the lymphatic system and then excreted through the kidney [4].
  • The added value of long-lasting preparedness for the management of a patient with Ebola

    Antonino Di Caro, Vincenzo Puro, Francesco Maria Fusco, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Simone Lanini, Francesco Nicola Lauria, Silvia Meschi, Carla Nisii, Nicola Petrosillo, Emanuele Nicastri, Silvia Pittalis, Francesco Vairo, Giuseppe Ippolito
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In the interesting description of his experience in Sierra Leone, Satolli refers to an Italian physician from the Emergency team who developed the infection in Africa and was urgently airlifted by the Italian Air Force [1]. The patient, a 50-year old male, was admitted to the L. Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases (INMI) on November 25, 2014. During his stay which lasted 5weeks, he received different experimental treatments and needed intensive care support for 7days. The patient recovered fully and was discharged on January 2, 2015 [2].
  • Liver injury is uncommon in chronic gastrointestinal ischemia

    J. Harki, E.J. Kuipers, D. van Noord, H.J.M. Verhagen, E.T.T.L. Tjwa
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hypoxic liver injury in an acute setting of cardiac, circulatory or respiratory failure, also known as hypoxic or ischemic hepatitis, is caused by insufficient oxygen uptake by hepatocytes and is usually defined as a sharp increase in serum aminotransferases (ALT) up to 20 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) due to centrilobular hepatocyte necrosis in the absence of other potential causes of hepatitis [1]. It occurs in up to 20% of critically ill patients with low cardiac output and has a high 30-day mortality rate of 50% [2].
  • Higher risk of developing a subsequent migraine in adults with nonapnea sleep disorders: A nationwide population-based cohort study

    Tomor Harnod, Yu-Chiao Wang, Chia-Hung Kao
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This nationwide population-based cohort study evaluated the effect of nonapnea sleep disorders (NSDs) on the subsequent development of a migraine.
  • Time to face the challenge of multimorbidity. A European perspective from the joint action on chronic diseases and promoting healthy ageing across the life cycle (JA-CHRODIS)

    Graziano Onder, Katie Palmer, Rokas Navickas, Elena Jurevičienė, Federica Mammarella, Mirela Strandzheva, Piermannuccio Mannucci, Sergio Pecorelli, Alessandra Marengoni, Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (JA-CHRODIS)
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Research on multimorbidity has rapidly increased in the last decade, but evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to improve outcomes in patients with multimorbidity is limited. The European Commission is co-funding a large collaborative project named Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (JA-CHRODIS) in the context of the 2nd EU Health Programme 2008–2013. The present manuscript summarizes first results of the JA-CHRODIS, focuses on the identification of a population with multimorbidity who has a high or very high care demand.
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  • They call me ‘Doc’

    GruntDoc
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:07 pm
    For the mighty Navy Corpsmen, past, current and future.   Related posts: Navy Matters: A-10 Scrapping Justification Exposed Please click through and read the whole thing. Something I... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Olivet Nazarene University ED Nursing graphic

    GruntDoc
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Well done, and some good information:   via http://graduate.olivet.edu/ Related posts: RT @KenKalthoffNBC5: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta confirms new #DallasEbola patient will be transferred there. @NBCDFW RT @KenKalthoffNBC5: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta confirms new #DallasEbola... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • TELCO types, I have a question

    GruntDoc
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    So, I figure someone out there knows the answer to this, and I’ll share my guess, but I can’t find an answer on the internet. My Question: Why does my cell phone ignore (or add) a “1” with a phone call, but my POTS* line phone doesn’t. Not only does it not just ignore unnecessary “1”s, it makes the annoying tri-tone and tells me it’s not necessary to dial a 1. Well, if you know it’s not necessary, why not ignore it and put the call through?   My guess: the equipment being used is so old it cannot be taught new ticks, but I’d be…
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

    GruntDoc
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    unless it’s the tail rotor. They will straight up kill you. Buy the t-shirt! Related posts: EVD: ebola virus disease; kills 70% of the patients and makes those unaffected into paranoid zombies. EVD: ebola virus disease; kills 70% of the patients and... RT @kidney_boy: I didn’t get how horrific Ebola is in Sierra Leone. This proposed triage system makes it clear. pfmhcolumbia.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/les… … RT @kidney_boy: I didn’t get how horrific Ebola is in... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • I read blogs were dead the other day

    GruntDoc
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    And then forgot to check this one. It’s not dead, it’s just being left fallow. You have my apologies. It’s fallow as I’m in one of those weird career places, where I’m doing just enough interesting things that are fun but that I cannot talk about, and so rather than screw up I self-censor. Long-form blogging isn’t dead for me, but now really isn’t the time.     Related posts: @movinmeat Numerator unknown to me. Yet, if spraying them down only has 9 dead and 16 infected, umm, stop doing that? @movinmeat Numerator unknown to me. Yet, if…
 
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  • Prepping for Our Trip to Washington, D.C.

    Angie
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    I can’t believe I’m pretty much packed and it’s only Tuesday. We leave Friday for a non-stop crazy packed trip to Washington, D.C. It’s been a busy few weeks getting ready for our trip to Washington, D.C. I’m originally from Northern VA and went to D.C. a lot growing up. Rikaine from the Beans &Read More The post Prepping for Our Trip to Washington, D.C. appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Mandala Coloring: Relaxation Technique

    Angie
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Ever since our vacation to Roatan, Honduras, I have been into coloring mandalas. I have always loved coloring but mandalas are really cool. The only issue I had with them was using crayons. You really need to use colored pencils. And if you want to use markers be sure to tear the pages out becauseRead More The post Mandala Coloring: Relaxation Technique appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Monthly Goals: March 2015

    Angie
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    Have you set your March goals yet? Join in on the monthly goals link up hosted by My So-Called Chaos and A Peek at Karen’s World and get inspired by others working on and meeting their goals. I’m going to try to post my goals and updates every month. I know that staying accountable helpsRead More The post Monthly Goals: March 2015 appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Healthy Travel: Vacation Advice

    Angie
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Healthy Travel: Vacation Advice This month is National Nutrition Month. The theme for 2015 is Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle which is to encourage everyone to adopt a plan that focuses on healthy eating and physical activity. I figured it would be a great time to share how we plan to stick to a healthyRead More The post Healthy Travel: Vacation Advice appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Does Walk Away the Pounds Work?

    Angie
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Why yes it does! I lost over 70 lbs on this program and highly recommend it. The Walk Away the Pounds, Walk Slim and Walk at Home series of workouts are top my exercise list! All of Leslie Sansone’s at home workouts are motivational, most have great music and I like that she has aRead More The post Does Walk Away the Pounds Work? appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
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  • DFG to establish one clinical research unit and five research units

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) At its spring meeting in Bonn, the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft approved the establishment of one new Clinical Research Unit and five new Research Units. The research collaborations are concerned with a wide range of topics, ranging from complications in pregnancy and fundamental problems in particle physics to 'graded' implants and issues surrounding integrated transport planning. They will receive funding of approximately 13 million euros for an initial period of three years. As a result, the DFG will be funding a total of 174 Research…
  • NYU developing HIV antibodies and RNA test in a single POC

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (New York University) NYU College of Dentistry has received a sub-award in the amount of $335,000 from a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from NIH to complete the development of a fully automated self-confirming assay that can simultaneously detect HIV/AIDS antibodies and viral RNA from the AIDS virus in a single specimen.
  • MRI based on a sugar molecule can tell cancerous from noncancerous cells

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Johns Hopkins Medicine) Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly. Now results of a Johns Hopkins study suggest that MRI could one day make biopsies more effective or even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting telltale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells.
  • Dr. Lewis Cantley honored with the 2015 AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Association for Cancer Research) The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will honor Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D., with the ninth annual Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, to be held in Philadelphia, April 18-22.
  • Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Connecticut) It may have become conventional wisdom that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate. But a UConn Health study finds that trick doesn't work for everyone, particularly overweight teens.
 
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  • Why we still need human relationships in an era of digital medicine

    Liz Seegert
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Is computerized medicine all it’s cracked up to be? Or has it so dramatically eliminated the human factor that we risk doing more harm than good? Photo: @CharlesOrnstein via Twitter That was the premise of Wednesday’s AHCJ New York City chapter meeting with guest speaker Robert Wachter, M.D., professor and associate chair, department of medicine and director, division of hospital medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco. Wachter provided the backstory of his hospital’s switch from analog to digital systems, how this process has hurt peer and patient relationships – and…
  • Today’s webcast: Tips for pitching to top publications

    Pia Christensen
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    March 27, 1 p.m. ET A big feature in a glossy magazine can bring more than financial rewards. Writing for top publications strengthens your platform and boosts your chances of receiving a prestigious fellowship, or even a book deal. On the practical side, working with highly skilled editors will boost your writing and reporting skills. However, breaking into top-tier magazines takes an exceptionally good pitch letter. In this webcast, a panel of editors will explain what they need to see in a top pitch letter. (Hint: you’ll need more than a winning idea.) A great pitch also needs to include…
  • Medicare ‘doc fix,’ passed by House, shifts some costs to seniors

    Joseph Burns
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Image by 401(K) 2012 via Flickr The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2 on Thursday, a bill that would prevent an automatic cut of 21 percent in Medicare payments to physicians and would require seniors to pay more in the form of higher copayments and premiums. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 also would extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years through 2017. The vote was hailed as a step forward for physicians because it eliminates the formula Congress has used for many years to increase payments to physicians. That formula,…
  • Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

    Len Bruzzese
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Ronald Campbell, staff reporter, Center for Health Reporting, Alhambra, Calif. (@campbellronaldw) Fatima S. Faisal, student, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. Apoorva Mandavilli, editor in chief, SFARI.org, New York (@apoorva_nc) Jill Patton, senior editor, Experience Life Magazine, St. Paul, Minn. LaRonda Peterson, managing editor, Kaiser Health News, Washington, D.C. Lisa Schencker, legal reporter, Modern Healthcare, Chicago…
  • ACA changes on the way, CMS official says

    Joanne Kenen
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    We tend to focus on the Affordable Care Act as a law that simply gives more people health insurance – and it has. But as we’ve noted before, the health reform law also contains all sorts of programs and provisions that aim to change how health care is delivered: how we pay, what we pay for, and how we shift from a hospital-centric acute care system to one that stresses prevention, wellness and care and management of chronic diseases. Examples can be found across the country. At a recent AHCJ webinar, Patrick Conway, M.D., deputy administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid…
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  • 800-Calorie Winner Named

    11 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    After months of competition, it’s come down to the final cook-off. Which of the 6 celebrity chef teams will be declared winner in America Cooks With Chefs’ 800-calorie challenge? Find out... Each home cook reunites with their James Beard award-winning chef to cook and serve their dish at the inaugural America Cooks competition at the Clinton Health Matters conference in Indian Wells, Calif. Guests vote for their favorite dish, and the winner is announced the next day at a special luncheon. Watch the video above to see what happens at the cook-off, of which Lifescript is a…
  • Cool New Foods From the Natural Products Expo

    11 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By the Lifescript Editorial Staff Whether your diet is vegan, gluten-free, additive-free or free-range, the world of natural foods has what you’re looking for. Here are 10 of our favorite new items from the Natural Products Expo West, ranging from vitamin-enriched chocolate bars to cactus-enhanced water… What’s new in the world of natural, organic and healthy foods? Lifescript stopped by the recent Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif., to find out. We came across entrees, snacks, beverages and supplements that are guilt-free, (mostly) gluten-free and packed with…
  • 9 Health Benefits of Honey

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Jackie Potts, Special to Lifescript You know that drinking tea with honey soothes a sore throat. But did you know that it also has other health benefits? Read on for healing natural remedies… You slather it on toast and stir it into smoothies. But did you know that honey is more than a tasty, convenient sweetener? It also contains unique healing properties. “Honey is great medicine,” says naturopathic physician Shidfar Rouhani, N.D., D.C., a professor at Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine in San Diego. “It's antibacterial and boosts the immune…
  • Lose Weight Easily by Design

    9 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Alison Ashton, Special to LifescriptWant to lose those excess pounds? You need to make your environment work with you, not against you, says eating-behavior expert Brian Wansink, Ph.D. Follow these easy diet tricks, and you’ll find yourself slimming down with a lot less effort… Want to lose weight easily? Then forget willpower. Instead, make small changes in your environment, says Brian Wansink, Ph.D., director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. The dietary scientist has studied eating behavior for decades, observing movie theater patrons, diners at Chinese…
  • Madeleine Stowe on Multiple Sclerosis

    24 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Gina Roberts-Grey, Special to LifescriptOn-screen Madeleine Stowe’s alter ego is a control freak who battles terrorists, abusive old lovers and emotional ghosts of her past. Off-screen, however, Stowe felt helpless and out of control as she watched her father fight multiple sclerosis. In this exclusive interview, the typically tight-lipped actress details the effects of MS on her family and why she’s finally opening up about their journey with the disease… As the cunning and manipulative Victoria Grayson on “Revenge,” Madeleine Stowe, 56, has delighted…
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  • Waistline and Weight Both Up Diabetes Risk

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffExcess body weight raises your risk of type 2 diabetes – we've known this for decades. But research has uncovered a separate link between waist circumference and diabetes risk and found that the greatest risk lies in the convergence of the two factors. Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a European study concluded that the combination of a high body mass index (BMI) and excess abdominal fat carries a dramatically higher risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers studied more than 6,000 men and women between the ages of 35 and 74…
  • My Journey With Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff WriterSymptoms of rheumatoid arthritis hit blogger Susan Dorey “literally overnight.” But the mother of two didn’t let the painful, chronic disease ruin her life. Instead, she began researching alternative therapies to supplement her medical care. Here’s what she learned... Sixteen years ago, Susan Dorey was a healthy 40-year-old, enjoying life on her family’s rural property near Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband, two young sons, horses and dogs. Then one morning she hopped out of bed and felt an unfamiliar pain. Her…
  • How Best to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterBinge eating disorder can severely disrupt your life, as overeating, guilt and shame overtake daily activities. Should you treat the obesity first or the psychological reasons for binge eating? In this exclusive Lifescript interview, a top expert reveals which treatment takes the lead… Your dead-end job is boring and your love life is pathetic. Depression’s your constant companion. To soothe yourself, you polish off a super-size bag of potato chips in one sitting, quickly followed by an entire carton of chocolate ice cream. And it’s…
  • 8 Easy Ways to Build Strong Bones

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Ellen Baskin, Special to Lifescript No matter what your age, it’s never too early – or late – to build stronger bones. In fact, making smart choices now can lower your risk of osteoporosis. Lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and limiting coffee help; so does eating certain foods. Read on for 5 more expert tips... If you smoke, drink soda and skip workouts, you could be increasing your osteoporosis risk without even knowing it.“Younger women should realize that lifestyle choices they’re making now could affect future bone health,” says Judi Chervenak, M.D., a gynecologist…
  • Exercise May Boost Your Man’s Sex Life

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterSedentary men now have a great reason to get off the couch (and into bed): exercise improves their sexual function, a new study finds. Read on for how much exercise is necessary and how to jump-start an exercise regimen… Does the man in your life avoid exercise at all costs? Here’s something that may get him off the couch. Men who exercise the most have better sexual function — higher quality and more frequent erections and the ability to achieve orgasm – according to a study published in the March 20, 2015 issue of the Journal…
 
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  • Screening for Heart Disease: New Tests Don’t Mean Better

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerNew doesn’t necessarily mean better. A case in point: A recent Duke University study revealed that a state-of-the art imaging test was no better than a decades-old, traditional stress test for detecting clinically significant coronary artery disease. There was no difference in heart attacks, hospitalizations for chest pain or death among patients screened using 3-D heart imaging and those screened with older stress tests, such as treadmills or stationary bikes. The study calls into question the cost-benefit of using the more…
  • Early Cholesterol Check May Help Prevent Heart Disease, Study Shows

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDon’t wait until you’re age 55 to start checking your cholesterol levels. That advice comes from Duke University researchers, who report that even slight elevations of cholesterol in otherwise healthy people between the ages of 35 and 55 can have long-term effects on cardiovascular health. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, are likened to the cumulative effects of smoking: the longer the exposure, the greater the likelihood of a negative health impact. Longtime cholesterol buildup is comparable, according…
  • Medical Progress in Haiti

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerI write this on the plane returning from Haiti, with the sights and smells of poverty, despair, compassion and hope fresh in my memory. Every trip to this troubled island uncovers another layer of a complex story, revealing new challenges and opportunities to provide assistance. This visit was no different. Through the generous assistance of Lifescript, Evolution Haiti and the Elkes Foundation, I was able to resupply our small medical clinic - Klinik Tout Bel Pouvwa – and work side-by-side with our wonderful, dedicated, full-time…
  • Women, Stress and Heart Attacks

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerYounger and middle-aged women may have worse outcomes after a heart attack than men, due to higher levels of stress, according to a recent study published in the journal Circulation. Researchers from Yale University used data from a large, ongoing observational study, “Variation in Recovery: Role of Gender Outcomes on Young AMI Patients” (VIRGO), to arrive at their conclusions. Young, female and stressed Younger age and being female are associated with higher levels of mental stress compared with others in the general…
  • New Dietary Guidelines Call for Big Changes

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerThe same federal committee whose guidelines may have contributed to the obesity epidemic now recommends a “plant-based” diet, limits on meat consumption, dessert taxes, restrictions on snack food advertising and electronic tracking of time spent watching video screens. And for the first time, the committee believes dietary goals should take into account both environmental impact and contributions to global warming. The recommendations were developed by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group formed to advise the…
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  • Tricking parents into bad choices

    Dr. Ayala
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    A group of researchers from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity set out to understand what parents think about sugary drinks for their kids. While most of the parents in this study (94 percent) thought soda was unhealthy, many wrongly believed that vitamin, fruit and sports drinks were healthy.
  • Sweet potato and coriander chips with parsley tahini dip

    Dr. Ayala
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    Sweet potatoes aren’t potatoes, and these are not really chips. This is a highly nutritious baked dish that’s really simple, delicious, yet as satisfying as French fries. Promise!
  • The new dietary guidelines: Outrage and yawns

    Dr. Ayala
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Every five years the US government puts forth new dietary guidelines. The reaction tends to split between disappointment with the lack of change and outrage when recommendations actually do change – how come we were advised something now deemed untrue? And if experts can’t be certain and consistent why bother with dietary guidelines at all?
  • Distracted driving, distracted eating

    Dr. Ayala
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    We seem to be eating most of our meals while doing something else. And while eating might take your mind off the road, traffic also takes your mind off your food. Eating slows your reaction time to dangers on the road. Driving slows your reaction time to food.
  • Chocolate: A treat for Valentine’s Day or the cure for aging brains?

    Dr. Ayala
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    It doesn’t take much to persuade me to eat chocolate. Chocolate is my favorite treat, and to me, all worthwhile desserts are nothing more than chocolate delivery systems. So I welcome chocolate in starring roles in eat-for-your-health studies.
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  • In-Depth: Pharma steps up digital health efforts

    Jonah Comstock
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    For the more than six years that MobiHealthNews has been covering the world of mobile and digital health pharma has always been one group that seemed just ready to break in. While providers and even payors have publicly gotten their hands dirty experimenting with telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and patient engagement apps, pharma has largely been moving […]
  • Webinar today: Digital health tools for providers

    Brian Dolan
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    This afternoon — in just minutes actually — we’ll be kicking off our next MobiHealthNews webinar: Digital health tools for physicians and nurses that fit their workflow. In just a few short years smart mobile devices have become indispensable tools for clinicians. As device adoption peaks for providers, a growing number of digital health tools are […]
  • Survey: Employers spend about $700 per head on wellness incentives, but few workers partake

    Jonah Comstock
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    A new survey of 121 employers from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health shows that employer spending on incentive-based wellness programs is up an average of $100 per head over last year. Respondents said they planned to spend an average of $693 per employee on wellness incentives in 2015, up from $594 in […]
  • Arkansas, Idaho pass bills that allow limited telemedicine use

    Jonah Comstock
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    Shortly after the Arkansas House of Representatives rejected a bill that would have allowed telemedicine companies to offer services within the state, the House has passed a more limited bill, which had already cleared the Senate, increasing the allowable range of telemedicine services. The new bill, SB133, is more restrictive than the one that was previously […]
  • Review: Most text message health interventions were effective

    Aditi Pai
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    A majority of published text message interventions between 2009 and 2014 that addressed diabetes self-management, weight loss, physical activity, smoking cessation, and medication adherence were effective, according to a systematic review of reviews published in The Annual Review of Public Health. The review looked at 15 studies that reviewed 228 text message intervention studies addressing health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease self […]
 
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  • How to Make Your Own Perfectly Roasted Chickpeas with Help from 2Armadillos Crispy Chickpeas

    Kelly
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a staple Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African cuisine, making them second only to the soybean as the most widely eaten bean in the world. The primary ingredient in hummus, chickpeas are a great source of lean protein and filling fiber: a one cup serving of chickpeas contains 268 calories, [...]
  • Why is Lily James’ Waist in Cinderella Even a Controversy?

    Jessica Tholmer
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    There is a bit of controversy surrounding Cinderella’s waist, or rather, Lily James’ waist. Many critics have spoken out about the actress’s waist size, claiming that it may have been altered to appear smaller for Disney’s new live-action Cinderella film. James has spoken out herself, claiming that she has a naturally small waist. “On top [...]
  • The Bug Banquet: Serving Sustainability in a Cricket Pesto Flatbread

    Mary
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    “You’re invited to the Bug Banquet,” the email read. Ewwww! Must I go? I am psychologically averse to insects, but as a good sport, I’ll try. The Bug Banquet is a culinary exploration of entomophagy, the practice of eating insects. It was created as an “experience” to help guests enjoy insects as food. Founders Chloé [...]
  • 4 Effective Ways to Make Your Body Weight Workouts Harder

    Kelly
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Strength training is a progressive thing: as you progress and grow stronger, the intensity and resistance of your exercises will evolve to continue to challenge you and keep those results coming. There are very specific variables that effect how hard an exercise is that you can use to increase that intensity incrementally. You can’t always [...]
  • 7 Healthier Spring Weight Loss Methods That Work

    Jessica Tholmer
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    We are well into the swing of 2015. How’s it going so far? Do make resolutions and then walk away? Or do you check-in with yourself? Spring break is the perfect time to reassess your progress to goal and what you can adjust to help keep you on track and see that resolution through to [...]
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  • TMA Endorses Medicare Reform Bill

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    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
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  • 5 Reasons True Conservatives Should be Cheering the Medicare Reform Plan

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    Texas physicians, of course, are applauding the news reports that a bipartisan plan to repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula is picking up steam. Physicians are tired of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Faces of First Tuesdays

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    A snapshot of a few of the 300 physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members who came to be lobbyists for a day at the February 2015 First Tuesdays at the Capitol. Register now for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Announcing TMA PracticeEdge

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Texas Physicians to Benefit from First-Of-Its Kind Organization Created by Texas Medical Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas  TMA PracticeEdge to Offer Physicians Options... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Doctors Are In the House - First Tuesdays - Feb. 3, 2015

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:56 pm
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  • Healthy Eating: Smart Recipes for a Healthier You-Barbecue Broccoli Sandwich

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    Here is a simple, healthy and delicious recipe with broccoli taking center stage. Enjoy! By John La Puma, MD Barbecue Broccoli Sandwich Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 Calories: 224 per serving Percent from Fat: 21% Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan Course: Lunch Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian Food as Medicine(SM) Ingredient: Broccoli Food as Medicine(SM) Tip An active compound in broccoli called sulforaphane not only helps the detoxifying efforts of your liver and skin cells, but also helps protect and repair sun-damaged skin. Culinary Taste Tip The barbecue…
  • Media-TV Guest Appearance: Healthy Living | Prevention | Empowerment

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    I’m thrilled to be a guest on WMCN44 TV, Power Your Life with Dr. Jo Anne White.   Today, March 17, 2015, tune in at 1:30 p.m. EST to watch a very exciting show with guests Rose Rivera, Judy O’Beirn, and me, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA. I’ll discuss ways to live a healthier life, focusing on prevention, and empowerment.   —       – WMCN TV is an independent broadcast television station reaching nearly 3 million homes in southeastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and Delaware.  Power Your Life is hosted by Dr. Joanne…
  • Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label. Food labels can be confusing and misleading   The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording are precisely created to capture your attention. Picture this You’re walking through the bread aisle and you see wording on a label, that says “heart healthy,” “winner best food award” given by a popular magazine, “100% whole…
  • Heart Disease in Women: It’s a Big Deal

    admin
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Heart disease in women is a big deal. The number one killer of women is heart disease. In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. This post addresses signs and symptoms of a heart attack in womenimportant numbers you ought to know, and ways to help reduce stress by focusing on you. #Take15Minutes each day for YOU. Ladies, love your heart. It’s important to know your numbers, and spend time each day to focus on YOU. #Take15Mintues    Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms 1. Chest pain or discomfort that doesn’t go away or changes…
  • Quote – Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question is…

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   — Connect with Barbara | Stay in Touch Twitter @BarbaraFicarra  Instagram @BarbaraFicarra  Founder Healthin30.com  Facebook Healthin30  Facebook Barbara Ficarra  LinkedIn  Barbara Ficarra on Huffingtonpost  Google Plus  Barbara Ficarra on Doctor Oz  
 
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  • Trunk and Deadlift in SoCal

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    My trunk, my junk, my lovely manly trunk, to paraphrase the wordsmith, Fergie. Yep, it's a beautiful thing. I travel so much to the same places that I have one of these trunks stashed at 3 different hotels in America. Contains all my goodies and secret nutrition formulas! (Like walnuts, coconut oil, cacao nibs, almond butter, Zevia, and Epic bars. Ha!) When I check in, the hotel brings up my
  • The End of my Streaking

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    My 12-week Streaking Transformation has come to an end. Details below. Our next TT Transformation Contest will start in late April or early May. I'll need to figure out something really cool for that one.Speaking of really cool, I had a great Sunday morning workout.1A) Squat1B) Depth Jump2A) Front Squat - did 135 for 12 reps (full squat)2B) Good MorningLegs are sore today. Good to get back to
  • Gluten Busters!

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Arrived into Toronto at 5pm on Friday evening. The city was buzzing on the eve of Spring. Warm weather, sunshine, and a sense of change was in the air. These are the nights you look forward to all winter long. I am staying at one of my favorite hotels, the Shangri-La. It has quite the happening lobby. Every afternoon, and I mean EVERY afternoon, it is packed with people enjoying a
  • Paleo Streak

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Today's my last day in the ETR office in Denver. It's been very busy, starting in the office at 6:30am and finishing at 5:30am. I've taken the week off from training, but had great chats with Daniel Woodrum about the future of CTT, as well as launching some new programs and coaching our staff. We really dialed in some big projects, testing, and details. Streaking Update 1) Write 3000
  • Streaking in Denver

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Just finished a very good, but long day in the ETR office in Denver. It was our 2nd Quarter Planning meeting and we have some exciting projects half-done, and many more on the long-range calendar. In June we'll have a yoga program out from Missi Holt (not TT-yoga, but yoga for pain relief), and in July we will have a cookbook out with Joel Marion's personal chef, www.Chefgui.com <= totally
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    Health Wonk Review

  • Health Wonk Review - upcoming hosts

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:26 am
    April 9, 2015 - hiatus April 23, 2015 - Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters May 7, 2015 - Steve Anderson at healthinsurance.org blog May 21, 2015 - Hank Stern, InsureBlog June 4, 2015 - TBA June 18, 2015 - TBA
  • New Health Wonk Review at Wing of Zock

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:17 am
    Jennifer Salopek has posted Health Wonk Review, Spring Break Edition at Wing of Zock.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Wright on Health

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:33 am
    Brad Wright has posted Health Wonk Review: Spring Forward Edition at Wright on Health.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:56 am
    David Williams has posted Health Wonk Review: Happy 10th anniversary edition at Health Business Blog.
  • Health Wonk Review Archives: 2006-2015

    14 Feb 2015 | 1:40 am
    March 26, 2015 - Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock March 12, 2015 - Brad Wright at Wright on Health February 26, 2015 - David Williams at Health Business Blog February 12, 2015 - Peggy Salvatore at Health System Ed Blog January 29, 2015 - Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist January 15, 2015 - Vince Kuraitis at e-Care Management Blog December 18, 2014 - Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider December 4, 2014 - Hank Stern at InsureBlog November 20, 2014 - David Harlow at HealthBlawg November 6, 2014 - Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock October 23, 2014 - Louise Norris at Colorado Health…
 
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About APIs

    David Harlow
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostications

    David Harlow
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
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  • Lessons from the Anthem breach

    David Harlow
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
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  • ONC, Interoperability, and the 2/6/2015 #HITsm Tweetchat

    David Harlow
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
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  • Privacy and Security and the Internet of Things

    David Harlow
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
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    InsureBlog

  • More March (Open Enrollment) Madness

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    As we noted a few weeks ago, Our Betters in DC© have (illegally) extended Open Enrollment season for those who flaunted the (evil) Individual Mandate last year:"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment”Aetna has emailed a helpful "message for the brokers" to let us know that "[t]his Special Enrollment Period is for on-exchange business only and all applications must go through the Marketplace."…
  • Outstanding Carrier Trick

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    A few months ago, I "inherited" a small group from a colleague transitioning out of that side of the business. One of the challenges with this process is that the new agent doesn't have any of the original paperwork (applications, etc) to refer to should the need arise.Yesterday morning, I received a frantic call from the employer: one of her employees had recently changed doctors, and needed to have a prescription filled. For some reason (I'm still unclear on the specifics), the pharmacist couldn't get the okay from the insurer because the employee's birth date didn't match what the carrier…
  • And The Winner Is ........

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Obamacare is 5 years (and a few days) old.If you listen to the administration, and news media, this is a popular program.Of course the same administration thought it was a good idea to swap 5 terrorists for a deserter.So how is Obamacare really doing? Who is benefiting? Who isn't?Glad you asked.Much has been made about income inequality. In an off the cuff remark by candidate Obama to Joe the plumber Obama said it was a good idea to spread the wealth around.Candidate Obama also said, "At some point you have made enough money".But few paid attention.Maybe they are listening now.A whopping 76…
  • Health Wonk Review: We're not really in Daytona edition

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    Over at Wing of Zock (which, as we've noted before, would make a great name for a band), Jennifer Salopek hosts this week's outstanding round-up of health care wonkery, covering a panoply of topics from who owns our health records to the recent travails at California Blue Cross (about which our own Bill Halper has written).It's a grand edition, and worth perusing.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Medicaid & Long Term Care: An Update

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    FoIB Holly R tips us to this from the folks at NPR:"The Morgans live in Stockton, California. They are in their early 60s and are retired, aside from Rod’s occasional construction jobs ... In 1993, Congress passed a law requiring states to recover the costs of long-term care services spent on Medicaid recipients over the age of 55 after they die, the exact burden the couple was hoping to avoid."No kidding.In fact, we've noted this issue many times (most recently a few months ago). Unlike the ObamaTax clawback problem, this one's entirely reasonable: if your fellow taxpayers are footing your…
 
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    Health Business Blog

  • Digital pathology in action: Interview with Omnyx CEO Mamar Gelaye

    dewe67
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Omnyx CEO Mamar Gelaye https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/hbdew0031-david-e-williams-interviews-omnyx-ceo-mamar-gelaye.mp3 Pathologists are physicians who play a critical role in disease diagnosis and treatment planning. Yet if you’re a patient, chances are you’ve never met one, because pathologists typically work in the hospital laboratory, analyzing slides and providing their reports to the treating physician. Turns out pathology is also one of the last areas of medicine to embrace the digital revolution. That’s changing now as pathology discovers the benefits…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Wing of Zock

    dewe67
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Some blogs have cool names. Example: Wing of Zock, which hosts the latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival. You’ll want to check it out because it contains a rich trove of posts about healthcare policy.
  • Hospitals say: Show me the money! (I’m quoted)

    dewe67
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Hospitals and other healthcare providers are struggling to collect out-of-pocket costs from patients. This has always been the case to some degree but with the growth of high-deductible plans and other forms of cost-sharing, patient payments have become a much more significant share of the pie. This state of affairs can lead to some ugly publicity. Hospitals are more likely to collect if they do so upfront, but it can also strike patients as rude and even unethical. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review covered this topic, leading with an example of a breast cancer patient who was told her surgery…
  • Biosimilars are not generics

    dewe67
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    Same thing only different The Wall Street Journal (Big Pharma’s Unfamiliar Biosimilar Threat) warns us that pharmaceutical companies are overvalued because investors have not realized that copy-cat versions of biotech drugs, aka “biosimilars” will hurt profits substantially. It’s not an unreasonable assertion. And yet, the Journal follows with a common but false explanation of what biosimilars are: “Biosimilars are analogous to generic versions of traditional small-molecule pharmaceuticals.” Actually they are quite different. Generic versions of…
  • Sovaldi: a near-perfect example of price discrimination

    dewe67
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    The controversy over the pricing of Gilead’s Sovaldi for Hepatitis C is a textbook example of price discrimination in action. I hope that my quick review of some of the principles involved will help explain what’s going on. Gilead sells Sovaldi for high prices in the US: up to $85,000 or so for a course of treatment. The price is a little lower in Europe, substantially lower still in middle income countries and less than  $1000, or 1 percent of the US price in poor countries such as India. Such stark differentials set up major financial incentives for people in richer…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Health Policy Insights from the Medical Home Summit: Wellness, ACOs

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    The Opening Ceremony of The Medical Home SummitThe Population Health Blog is back home after attending the intellectually rewarding Population Health Colloquium and Medical Home Summit.  It was great to reconnect with old colleagues and make new friends.In no particular order, here are some PHB take-aways:One representative from household-name health insurer spoke in a lofty plenary session on the merits of keeping patients healthy. While the PHB was inspired by the videos of device-wearing joggers, it all seemed eerily reminiscent of the wacky pharmaceutical company…
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up

    12 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    The latest Health Wonk Review is being hosted by Brad Wright and the cleverly named Wright On Health Blog.  This is a review of some of the better health policy blogs from about the web.  You Won't Go Rong by checking it out.Enjoy!
  • A Health Care Clerisy?

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    We're here and we've figured it outThe Population Health Blog is reading Joel Kotkin's "The New Class Conflict." While it hasn't gotten through all of it, the central premise is a refreshingly alternative explanation for our national malaise.  It's less a matter of conservative vs. liberal ideologies that are leveraging class warfare. Rather, it's us vs. an unholy alliance of the new internet-media Oligarchs and their fawning expert clerisy. "The New Class Conflict" doesn't dive into the implications for health reform. That naturally prompted the PHB to…
  • The Iron Triangle of mHealth Apps Due Diligence: What CEOs and Boards Need to Know

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    As the Population Health Blog's medSolis CMO expertise in mHealth expands, it can't help but admire the infectious "can-do" optimism of its "app" programmer-developer colleagues and competitors. Even if healthcare is a morass of dreary economics, regulatory meddling and dysfunctional politics, these entrepreneurs really do believe that "there is an app for that!" And neither are leaders in hospitals, clinics, provider systems, insurance companies, medical device manufacturing and population health immune from the developers' enthusiasm. "Apps" are being built or bought with the…
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up!

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Happy Anniversary to the Health Business Blog. And what better way to celebrate the occasion than by hosting the Health Wonk Review.  David Williams' linked summary has the best of brainy health policy wonkery from around the web.Enjoy! 
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • Apple ResearchKit is Open Source, But is it “Open”?

    Vince Kuraitis
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    For now, the answer is “we don’t know”. But… the question is very important and worth tracking over the coming months. Let’s not assume that open source will equate to “open”. (more…) Table of contents for the series--The Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) EcosystemPatient Digital Health Platforms…A First TakeWill Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN ArticleApple…
  • 7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN Article

    Vince Kuraitis
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    My article “Seven Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem” is published in the February 2015 issue of Healthcare Innovation News. You can download a copy of the article by clicking here. Accompanying PowerPoint slides are available here. Table of contents for the series--The Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) EcosystemPatient Digital Health Platforms…A First TakeWill Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient…
  • The “Shake the Winter Blahs” Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    It’s the middle of winter. Feeling blah? Need some stimulation? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to The “Shake the Winter Blahs” Edition of the Health Wonk review. For the second time, it’s my honor to host HWR — providing you summaries and links to the best recent writing in the health blogosphere. Let’s go! Federal Health Policy At the Health Affairs Blog, Princeton professor Uwe Reinhardt jumps off from the recent controversy about Jonathan Gruber’s remarks describing the American public as “stupid”. He writes that Gruber’s…
  • PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem

    Vince Kuraitis
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    I hope you’ll enjoy reviewing my slides from my December 3 presentation at the 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference. The presentation is formally entitled: “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?”… …but more informally, I pose and address 7 key questions — the answers to which will shape the future of the PDHP ecosystem.  The answers aren’t all that clear yet because it’s very early and because most of the companies involved haven’t yet shared a lot of details about their plans. The 7…
  • ACO Lessons Learned: Revisiting the Timing of Downside Risk

    Vince Kuraitis
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    The editor and publisher of Accountable Care News have been generous in allowing me to republish my article from the November 2014 issue. Click here to download a .pdf copy of the article. It’s in-depth — about 2,000 words. Here’s the article in a nutshell: One of the most critical aspects of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACO has been around the timing and certainty of requiring mandatory downside financial risk for physician and hospital participants. Provider protests cajoled CMS to backing off an initial stance of “firm and unwavering” for ACO…
 
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Spring Break Health Wonkery

    Louise Norris
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Jennifer Salopek hosted the Health Wonk Review this week at Wing of Zock, and there’s lots of good weekend reading in this spring break edition.  Several posts stood out as excellent – here are some of my favorites:Shea McCarthy has an excellent piece at Healthcare Lighthouse, explaining the SGR deal that overwhelmingly passed the house […] The post Spring Break Health Wonkery appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Super Bowl Health Wonkery If You Break It,…
  • Colorado clarifies that grandmothered plans must end by December 31 – is exchange revenue a factor?

    Louise Norris
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Last week, Colorado regulators announced that they won’t allow transitional (“grandmothered”) health plans to renew again at the end of this year, and that all non-ACA-compliant plans (unless they’re grandfathered) will end no later than December 31, 2015 and will need to be replaced with ACA-compliant coverage.  Grandfathered PlansGrandfathered plans are those that were already in […] The post Colorado clarifies that grandmothered plans must end by December 31 – is exchange revenue a factor? appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado…
  • Health wonks in the melting snow

    Louise Norris
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Brad Wright hosted the Health Wonk Review today at Wright on Health, and it’s an outstanding edition.  It also has a cheery series of pictures that beautifully illustrate the transition from winter to spring – nicely done Brad!There are so many great articles in this edition, it’s hard to pick a favorite.  But there are several […] The post Health wonks in the melting snow appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Colorado AG Will Have A Seat In Supreme…
  • No Tax Season Special Enrollment Period In Colorado

    Louise Norris
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:16 pm
    A few weeks ago, the federal government announced that people in the 37 states that use Healthcare.gov would have access to a tax season special enrollment period (SEP) if they were unaware of the ACA’s penalty for being uninsured, and found out about it at the time they filed their taxes – which could be up to […] The post No Tax Season Special Enrollment Period In Colorado appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: 2016 Open Enrollment finalized, plus a special…
  • A Tenth Anniversary Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog

    Louise Norris
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Health Business Blog was one of the sites we used to read even before we started our own blog in 2006 – and we’ve been reading it ever since.  It’s turning ten this weekend (where does the time go?!) and to celebrate, David hosted the Health Wonk Review this week.   There are lots of great […] The post A Tenth Anniversary Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Health Wonk Review at Health Business Blog Health…
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Men’s salaries as nurses. “Top Lawyers” are average. MRI’s for less. Before and after. Health insurance exchange enrollment. California is nuts.
  • HWR is up

    Jason Shafrin
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    Jennifer Salopek has posted the latest Health Wonk Review, Spring Break Edition at Wing of Zock.  This week’s topics are diverse and far ranging – Jennifer does a great job dishing them up.
  • A Neurosurgeon and A Patient

    Jason Shafrin
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    The moving story of Paul Kalanithi. That message is simple: When you come to one of the many moments in life when you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in all my prior years, a joy that does not hunger for more and more, but rests, satisfied. In this time, right now, that is an enormous thing. Paul Kalanithi.
  • Insurance expansions reduce ER Use

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:49 pm
    One promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was that by giving more people access to health insurance, patients would be more likely to have a regular source of care and would be less likely to use the emergency room. Rick Kronick–the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and a member of my dissertation committee–cites new research from the Annals of Emergency Medicine that finds that emergeny room visits have fallen. Kronick writes: A new study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, shows that, following the implementation of the…
  • Tuesday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Madness? (March-related) Homo Clinicus. The next step for 23andMe. How to kill a doctor. Getting noticed. Biotech contrarian.
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Freshly posted Health Wonk Review

    Julie Ferguson
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    Grab a coffee and head on over to Wing of Zock. Jennifer Salopek has a freshly-posted Health Wonk Review, Spring Break Edition awaiting your perusal. The wonks are covering a wide range of policy topics and issues today - don't miss out....
  • BP disaster: 10 years and 58 refinery deaths later...

    Julie Ferguson
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    A decade after the BP Texas City explosion that killed 15 and injured 180, U.S. refineries are nearly as deadly as ever, according to Blood Lessons, an investigative journalism report by Houston Chronicle and Texas Tribune that looks at the aftermath of the tragedy at the facility itself and the industry at large. The report shows that serious risks remain...
  • One Last Look At "The Demolition Of Workers' Comp"

    Tom Lynch
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    This year's WCRI conference is now a week in the past. It was an informative event with session presenters waxing eloquent with their charts and graphs and the general nitty gritty of workers' compensation. There was a touching tribute to departing Executive Director Rick Victor and an equally touching and humble valedictory by him. An uplifting moment, that. But in...
  • Hot off the press: Health Wonk Review: Spring Forward Edition

    Julie Ferguson
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    Brad Wright posted Health Wonk Review: Spring Forward Edition at Wright on Health -- and if you still have giant snow piles and ice bergs in your neighborhood as we do, the signs of spring that Brad has planted through the post will be a wistful reminder that spring will one day come to you too. As with most HWR...
  • WCRI: Day One

    Tom Lynch
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Two major issues were discussed this morning on the first day of WCRI's annual conference: cost shifting from group health to workers' comp and physician dispensing. Dr. Richard Victor, the 31-year WCRI CEO who'll be retiring in 2015, hung the cost shifting issue firmly around the neck of capitated group health insurance plans. His reasoning went this way: Capitated plans...
 
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

  • “Clinical Man”–by Clifton Meador (Why Do So Many Of Us Need Medical Tests to Tell Us That We Are Well?)

    Maggie Mahar
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Editor’s Note– Below, a post by Dr. Clifton Meador, author of more than a dozen insightful, often witty books including Sketches of a Small Town, Circa 1940 and True Medical Detective Stories.  (When reviewing Sketches on Amazon, I compared Meador to Mark Twain.) In the post below, Meador refers to one of his best-known stories, a tale set in the not too distant future titled “The Last Well Person.”  The fiction, which was published as an “Occasional Note” in NEJM in 1994, uses satire to comment on the folly of our obsessive drive to test and screen every…
  • Will the Supreme Court Scuttle Obamacare Subsidies? (No. What Can’t Happen, Won’t. )

    Maggie Mahar
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Not long ago, I ran across a photo of the Supreme Court captioned: “Maybe this will turn out to be . . .  Obamacare’s death panel?”   The caption refers to the widespread belief that when the Supreme Court rules on the latest challenge to Obamacare (“King vs. Burwell”),  it will strike down most of the government subsidies that have made insurance affordable for so many middle-income and low-income families.  (This lawsuit has been financed by the “Competitive Enterprise Institute,” a libertarian group with long ties to tobacco disinformation campaigns, and more recently,…
  • Look Into This Surgeon’s Face . . .

    Maggie Mahar
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:34 am
    Below, a photo from: Faith in Humanity @TheWorldStories · Feb 16 A Heart surgeon resting after a  23-hour long  (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner Clearly, he has given his all.  Imagine what he would look like if the surgery had failed.  This is an unbelievably difficult job.   
  • What Doctors Should– and Should Not– Say to Obese Patients

    Maggie Mahar
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Below a remarkably candid and compelling essay by Emma Lewis titled “Why there’s no point in telling me to lose weight. ” It originally appeared in the January 2015 issue of BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal).  Hat-tip to Helen Haskell, president and founder of Mothers Against Medical Error, who sent me Lewis’ piece. In her editorial (cross-posted below), Lewis explains why she has “opted out” of the “weight-loss game.”  She confides that she has been “fat” since she was a child. She still remembers the humiliations, which continue to this day– especially…
  • Losing Weight—What the Experts Are Reluctant to Tell You – Part 1

    Maggie Mahar
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Have you ever shed 15 or 25  pounds and, then, over the next year or so, put it all back on? Usually, we blame ourselves. But, as I reported on HealthBeat in 2008, physicians who treat obese and overweight patients know that only about 5% of us are able to lose weight and keep it off—even in highly controlled experimental settings where patients diet and exercise under a doctors’ supervision. Over two years, 95% of us will put the pounds back on, and in some cases, add more. A National Institutes of Health (NIH), working group study published in the January 2015 issue of the journal…
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Opinion, CIO Magazine: "The medical profession needs to get over its fear of information technology"- their complaints bogus

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    There comes a time when the pundits defending the status quo in the healthcare information technology sector and health IT utopianism simply need to be thoroughly and definitively refuted.This is such a time:Let's start with the title and subtitle alone of an opinion piece in CIO magazine:March 26, 2015  Paddy Padmanabhan - Opinionhttp://www.cio.com/article/2886751/healthcare/the-medical-profession-needs-to-get-over-its-fear-of-information-technology.html The medical profession needs to get over its fear of information technology Continued objections to Electronic Health Records (…
  • Two New Independent Reports on the Death of Dan Markingson, But Now What Will Happen?

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Years after his death, there is now a little more clarity about why Dan Markingson died.  Whether this clarity will have any impact remains to be seen.We most recently posted about the aftermath of Mr Markingson's death here, (and see posts in 2013 here, and in 2011 here.)  Very briefly, Mr Markingson was an acutely psychotic patient enrolled in a drug trial sponsored by Astra Zeneca at the University of Minnesota.  His enrollment was said to be voluntary although at the time he enrolled he had been involuntarily committed to care.  Despite his mother's ongoing and vocal…
  • A $6.6 Million CEO Dreams of a "Doctor-Less" Future

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    The CEO of giant hospital system UPMC, Mr Jeffrey Romoff, has been one of the best compensated CEOs of ostensibly non-profit hospital systems.  As we noted here, his 2013-14 compensation was $6.6 million.  UPMC has become so big and its top managers so rich that a former Mayor of the city of Pittsburgh sued the organization claiming it was not really not-for-profit (look here and here).  The leadership of UPMC has previously supplied us with some interesting examples of conflicts of interest (look here and here).  The announcement of a new alliance of Pittsburgh…
  • Same Old, Same Old - Johnson and Johnson Settles Charges it Concealed Adverse Effects of Risperdal, Vaginal Mesh Device, Pleads Guilty to Selling Adulterated Tylenol, Announces CEO Got 48% Raise to $25 Million

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    We have devoted a lot of bytes over the years to the stream of allegations and ethical questions about Johnson and Johnson, the giant pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ device company, and resulting legal actions.  Meanwhile, the company has bestowed a gushing stream of money on its top executives.  Its almost spring, 2015, and it seems nothing has changed.Johnson and Johnson's Latest Legal MisadventuresJury Verdict that Company Concealed Harms of Risperdal Let us start with the latest legal news about J&J.  In late February, 2015, as reported on the PharmaLot blog by Ed…
  • Increasing Bad Press for Today's Healthcare Information Technology - Deserved and Overdue

    16 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    Here are three candid, quite revealing articles about the distaste for today's health IT that appeared recently.  I will address each,The first seems like pure deja vu (see my June 4, 2009 post "If The Military Can't Get Electronic Health Records Right, Why Would We Think Conflicted EHR Companies And IT-Backwater Hospitals Can?" at http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2009/06/if-military-cant-get-electronic-health.html):1.  Forbes:  Pentagon's $11 Billion Healthcare Record System Will Be Obsolete Before It's Even Built -  March 3,…
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    Health in 30

  • Healthy Eating: Smart Recipes for a Healthier You-Barbecue Broccoli Sandwich

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    Here is a simple, healthy and delicious recipe with broccoli taking center stage. Enjoy! By John La Puma, MD Barbecue Broccoli Sandwich Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 Calories: 224 per serving Percent from Fat: 21% Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan Course: Lunch Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian Food as Medicine(SM) Ingredient: Broccoli Food as Medicine(SM) Tip An active compound in broccoli called sulforaphane not only helps the detoxifying efforts of your liver and skin cells, but also helps protect and repair sun-damaged skin. Culinary Taste Tip The barbecue…
  • Media-TV Guest Appearance: Healthy Living | Prevention | Empowerment

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    I’m thrilled to be a guest on WMCN44 TV, Power Your Life with Dr. Jo Anne White.   Today, March 17, 2015, tune in at 1:30 p.m. EST to watch a very exciting show with guests Rose Rivera, Judy O’Beirn, and me, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA. I’ll discuss ways to live a healthier life, focusing on prevention, and empowerment.   —       – WMCN TV is an independent broadcast television station reaching nearly 3 million homes in southeastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and Delaware.  Power Your Life is hosted by Dr. Joanne…
  • Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

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    10 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label. Food labels can be confusing and misleading   The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording are precisely created to capture your attention. Picture this You’re walking through the bread aisle and you see wording on a label, that says “heart healthy,” “winner best food award” given by a popular magazine, “100% whole…
  • Heart Disease in Women: It’s a Big Deal

    admin
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Heart disease in women is a big deal. The number one killer of women is heart disease. In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. This post addresses signs and symptoms of a heart attack in womenimportant numbers you ought to know, and ways to help reduce stress by focusing on you. #Take15Minutes each day for YOU. Ladies, love your heart. It’s important to know your numbers, and spend time each day to focus on YOU. #Take15Mintues    Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms 1. Chest pain or discomfort that doesn’t go away or changes…
  • Quote – Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question is…

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    19 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   — Connect with Barbara | Stay in Touch Twitter @BarbaraFicarra  Instagram @BarbaraFicarra  Founder Healthin30.com  Facebook Healthin30  Facebook Barbara Ficarra  LinkedIn  Barbara Ficarra on Huffingtonpost  Google Plus  Barbara Ficarra on Doctor Oz  
 
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  • 5 Elements of a Successful Patient Engagement Strategy

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • Making a Smooth Transition: Avoiding the Top 5 Risks of the ICD-10 Conversion

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The adoption of the ICD-10 code set will represent a significant change in the health care industry. This whitepaper outlines the five major risks of the ICD-10 transition that your practice should expect, as well as ways to ensure your medical billing, practice management, and EHR vendor is prepared to make your transition as smooth as possible.Request Free!
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    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Meaningful Use requirements are forcing many medical practices already using EHRs to reconsider their systems. This whitepaper helps practices identify an under-performing EHR, answers questions and offers tips for EHR replacement, and shows how the right EHR can help practices get more money and greater control.Request Free!
  • 5 Essentials for Surviving and Thriving as an Independent Practice

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    It is harder than ever for independent medical practices to be successful as value-based reimbursement and fee-for-service models become more prominent. Without a strong foundation, they often struggle to maintain financial stability or are forced to sell to a hospital. These five capabilities make it possible to not only remain independent, but thrive in this environment.Request Free!
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  • MORE GOOD NEWS FOR FIBROMYALGIA CONFERENCE

    jeanne hambleton
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
      MORE GOOD NEWS FOR FIBROMYALGIA CONFERENCE If you have not made your mind up  to come to conference this year we have  new editions to the programme. An expert  on the mysteries of  our Mitochrondia  and the links with fibromyalgia, Dr. Sarah Myhill, a very busy lady, is making a one day flying visit to conference. She has agreed to take several sessions, including questions, while sharing her extensive   knowledge on this illusive topic. If you want to know what your Mitochrondia  really looks like just add the word into the  Internet Google search  and it should appear…
  • JUST WEEKS AWAY – 6th INTERNATIONAL FIBROMYALGIA CONFERENCE 2015

    jeanne hambleton
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    If you have not booked for our 6th  international Fibromyalgia Conference on April 24/27 2015, at Chichester Park Hotel,  it is not too late but  do not waste time. We have a lot of interest. The hotline to book  0844 887 2512. Once again the cost is as low as we can make it to enable folks to enjoy the education, research news, make new friends, as well as entertainment, fun and laughter. You will have a chance to talk to the speakers personally 1-2-1 – almost a private consultation as part of the conference weekend and you will be among folk who understand your aches and…
  • NEW POLL: BLINDNESS FEARED MORE THAN LOSS OF OTHER SENSES, STRONGLY SUPPORT MORE FUNDING FOR RESEARCH

    jeanne hambleton
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    NEW POLL: BLINDNESS FEARED MORE THAN LOSS OF OTHER SENSES, STRONGLY SUPPORT MORE FUNDING FOR RESEARCH From FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released: 18-Sep-2014 Source Newsroom: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)   Newswise — Washington, D.C.—According to a new poll, Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life — more so than other conditions, including loss of memory, hearing and speech. A higher percentage of African-Americans (57%) cite this concern compared…
  • CARNEGIE MELLON’S SMART HEADLIGHTS SPARE THE EYES OF ONCOMING DRIVERS

    jeanne hambleton
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    CARNEGIE MELLON’S SMART HEADLIGHTS SPARE THE EYES OF ONCOMING DRIVERS Programmable Lights Prevent Glare, Improve Vision in Snow and Rain From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton September 9th 2014   National Science Foundation Source Carnegie Mellon University   PITTSBURGH—A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night. The programmable headlight senses…
  • ADULT WAISTLINES CONTINUE TO INCREASE

    jeanne hambleton
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    ADULT WAISTLINES CONTINUE TO INCREASE From FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Embargoed: 16-Sep-2014 Source Newsroom JAMA – Journal of the American Medical AssociatioN   Newswise — The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. Waist circumference is a simple measure of total and intra-abdominal body fat. Although the prevalence of abdominal obesity has increased in the United States through 2008, its trend in recent years has not been known, according…
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  • Emergency Physicians on Twitter

    Ivor Kovic
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    One of my side projects is to maintain the most comprehensive list of Emergency Physicians using Twitter @research_er. Just this weekend I took some time to brush the dust off this project that I host at TwittER ResearchER website. I double checked all the users already on the list and added some new ones. So now I am following 1232 Emergency Physicians across the globe that use Twitter! The cool thing is that you don’t have to be an active user of Twitter yourself to tap into this exciting and fresh stream of consciousness of the best Emergency Medicine experts in the World. You can…
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  • Ultrasound guided peripheral venous access video lecture

    Ivor Kovic
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    My dear readers, if you even exist anymore :-), I have neglected you. For that I am sorry. My last post was more than a year ago. A year in which I maybe some big changes in my life and career. I have moved to the United Kingdom and currently have a new, cool and shiny job. My time is divided between emergency department and medical simulation suite. So I get to do all the things I love, seeing patients, teaching others, playing with high fidelity manikins and conducting small and sweet IT projects. During the last year or so, I have gone nuts for point of care ultrasound (POCUS). When I am…
  • CPR PRO® Device Reduces Rescuer Fatigue during CPR

    Ivor Kovic
    17 Jul 2013 | 9:44 am
    We have just published an article in The Journal of Emergency Medicine titled “CPR PRO® Device Reduces Rescuer Fatigue during Continuous Chest Compression Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Randomized Crossover Trial Using a Manikin Model” This is the first trial to test the benefits of the device I have invented and have been developing the last couple of years. This device is called CPR PRO and is intended to allow rescuers to performed better chest compressions. Here is the summary of the article: 1. Why is this topic important? Rescuers are often required to perform…
  • Taking 100.000 lives per year in the UK

    Ivor Kovic
    8 Mar 2013 | 11:41 am
    Do you know who is the infamous killer from the title? AIDS? No Lung cancer? No Breast cancer? No All of them combined? No, its sudden cardiac arrest. Watch a short documentary about the massive loss of life in the UK due to sudden cardiac arrest and ways that the death rate can be dramatically reduced. Help the goal to place 500 public access AEDs across the UK. Learn and perform better quality CPR with our CPR PRO mobile app. Learn how AEDs work and practice using these lifesaving machines with our AED Trainer app.
 
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  • A hospital librarian working with doctors… to save lives

    Dean Giustini
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    A truly wonderful project and this example of Nasra Gathoni shows that one hospital librarian can have a big impact on her profession. “I strongly believe that doctors can’t do what the librarian can do….but by working together …we can save lives” A librarian working with doctors to save lives [Research4Life] http://www.research4life.org/ casestudies/nasragathoni/ Some of the other global testimonies of librarians making a difference:http://www.research4life.org/celebrating-the-unsung-heroes-librarians-and-research4life/
  • A Joint CHLA-MLA research collaboration wins the 2015 “Ida and George Eliot Prize”

    Dean Giustini
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    I am happy to report that MLA’s Ida and George Eliot Prize for 2015 goes to the Canadian-American research collaboration entitled Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare setting: a systematic review. The paper is a true joint CHLA-MLA research collaboration. The Ida and George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year and that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. The award will be presented at this year’s MLA conference Awards Ceremony. Perrier L, Farrell A, Ayala AP, Lightfoot D, Kenny T,…
  • Snapshot of librarians’ usage of social media, 2014

    Dean Giustini
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    In December 2014, the publisher Taylor & Francis published a white paper on social media which assessed how librarians use social media. It uses statistics and case studies to benchmark social media usage for libraries so they can aspire to best practices and approaches. Since most of you (my #libr559M students) have posted about your use of social media on your blogs, you can use some of the information (and findings) in the white paper for comparison (and talking points). Some interesting assertions in the white paper which I am still trying to assess: The white paper is informed by…
  • A new term & LIBR559M

    Dean Giustini
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Hello, my name is Dean Giustini and I am an academic librarian and adjunct faculty member at UBC’s iSchool. I have taught courses on social media for information professionals for about ten years which, looking back to that period around 2004-2005, seems almost pre-historic in social media terms. At that point, we didn’t have Twitter, for example, and Facebook monetization was still many years into the future (2011). Who knew that these tools would almost completely dominate discourse on the impact of social media in the intervening years? Course structure The course in 2015 is…
  • Exploring social media concepts with student librarians

    Dean Giustini
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    It’s that time of year again when Dr. Stephenson invites me to talk to the student librarians in her LIBR500 class. Since I last spoke to students, there’s been a laundry list of new social media tools that haven’t really caught on yet. Ello, for example, an attempt to rejig the social media business relationship with users. Uber even (well, we’ll watch what happens with that tool). I’ll report back after the workshop to tell you what I learned from Susie’s LIBR500 students. LIBR 500 Social media workshop 2014 from Dean Giustini
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  • Cartoon: A Typical Friday Night In The Emergency Department

    Dr. Val Jones
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
  • Physicians, You CAN Have It All: How To Run A Business And Also Practice Medicine

    Dr. Val Jones
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    It’s no secret that physicians are experiencing burnout at an exponentially increasing rate in our progressively bureaucratic healthcare system. Many are looking for “alternative careers” as their salvation. I receive emails from physicians all the time, asking for advice about getting out of clinical medicine, since I have spent a few years outside it myself. As my own career pendulum has swung from full time clinical work to full time editorial and/or consulting work, I’ve found that the best mix is somewhere in between. If you’re like me, you’re happiest…
  • Cartoon: Health Privacy Concerns – Real or Imagined?

    Dr. Val Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
  • Physicians: It Doesn’t Matter Where You Work, It’s All About The Team You’re With

    Dr. Val Jones
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Moose, A Therapy Pet In Idaho As a traveling physician, I’m often asked if I have a favorite place to work. Since I have licenses in 14 states, I have an usual vantage point from which to compare hospitals. I know that people who ask this question presume that my answer will be heavily influenced by the town where the job is located, and all the associated extra-curriculars, environmental peculiarities (ocean, mountains, desert), and potential amenities. The truth is that very little of that is important. Over the years I’ve found that it doesn’t matter so much where you…
  • Cartoon: America’s Problem With Pain Meds

    Dr. Val Jones
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
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  • Smart Walking Aide for People with Limited Peripheral Vision

    Editors
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Smart walking sticks and body worn sensors that detect nearby objects have been tried in the past to help visually impaired people avoid hitting obstacles. Yet, the technology tended to be more annoying than helpful, beeping anytime anything was near. A truly smart proximity sensor should instead predict a chance of hitting an object rather than just being told that something is near. Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Schepens Eye Research Institute have developed a body worn device that can do just that. The prototype system has a wide angle camera on the front that tracks…
  • Revolutionary Fetal Pacemaker Ready to Treat Complete Heart Block

    Editors
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    When a fetus has a complete heart block, pacemakers can be implanted after birth, but this sometimes can be too late and typically involves further waiting for the child to reach a safe weight for the procedure. Attempts to implant pacemakers before delivery have required the generator unit to remain outside the child’s body, creating its own problems due to the freely running leads that can be easily dislodged or infected. Now researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and University of Southern California have reported on a tiny new pacemaker that can be implanted in utero…
  • Nanopore DNA Sequencing and Raspberry Pi Combine for Real-Time Environmental Studies

    Joshua Chen
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich, England has been using a nanopore-sensing technology called the MinION, a product introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, a U.K.-based startup company. The research team plans to use this miniature device to develop a robust protocol for real-time DNA sequencing in the field in contrast to taking samples back to the laboratory and analyzing them there. The group has already successfully sequenced twenty bacteria samples taken from the environment in real-time. Due to its small size, the device is said to have a large error profile,…
  • Vital Connect Unveils VitalCore Biosensor Processor for Managing Vital Signs Data

    Editors
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    At the upcoming HIMSS conference in Chicago, Vital Connect (Campbell, CA), maker of the chest-worn HealthPatch MD vital signs monitor, will be showing off their tiny new chip for integrating data coming from a variety of biosensors. As seen in the photo, the device is less than a quarter of a penny in size and consumes a minimal amount of energy for easy integration into electronic devices. The processor features both digital components and analog circuits for processing common vital sign data. The company will be making the device available to medical technology companies, as well as…
  • Nanoparticles Deliver siRNA to Wound Sites to Speed Up Healing (VIDEO)

    Editors
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a part of Yeshiva University, are using novel nanoparticles to significantly speed up the healing of wounds. They discovered that the naturally produced fidgetin-like 2 (FL2) enzyme slows down the migration of cells as they travel toward a wound site. To counteract this process, the investigators developed a silencing RNA (siRNA) drug that inhibits the gene responsible for the production of FL2. In order to actually deliver the siRNA into the interior of cells before degrading, the researchers encapsulated it in specially designed…
 
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  • This is what happens when social media sites go too far

    14 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    From Ray Ray, gardener and YouTube star: "This is what happens when social media sites go too far. Mr Zuckerberg, there are certain things you (Facebook) can NOT have from me." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Initiative - WSJ video

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Facebook is partnering with suicide prevention organizations on a new tool to identify people in distress. Forefront research scientist Ursula Whiteside discusses the project with Sara Murray. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory"

    7 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015Don't smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 11, 2015 Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Most cancers caused by "bad luck" in cell division and "poor repair" of the defect

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied 31 different cancers. Of those, just 9 were found to be linked to bad genetics or unhealthy lifestyle choices. However, researchers excluded two of the most common cancers from their study, breast cancer and prostate cancer (published in the journal Science). The most common cause of the production of most cancerous cells occurs when one chemical letter in DNA is incorrectly swapped for another during stem cell division. Scientists found that cancer rates were higher in parts of the body where cells are quickest to regenerate, thereby creating…
  • Ironstrength, the Doctor's Total-Body Exercise Routine - New York Times video

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Dr. Jordan Metzl is a sports medicine physician who developed an extreme total-body workout routine called Ironstrength. He now teaches free exercise classes all around New York City. Produced by: Colin Archdeacon. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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  • Is 3D printing the most disruptive trend for the future of medicine?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    I gave a keynote at the Salzburg Global Seminars about how I see the future of medicine and the organizers asked me to do a quick interview (with podcast) about that. I hope you will enjoy reading or... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Surgery in the Year 2050: Infographic

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    A company asked me to provide my insights about the future of surgery and they made an infographic out of it. Check it out! Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 9 Ways Technology Helps Manage Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    With all these technological advances, improvements and new devices coming to the market, we could significantly improve the lives of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease patients. They could change... 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)
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:51 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!
  • There is no difference between the online and offline worlds

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:24 am
    I got interviewed by Creation Healthcare in their Digital Key Opinion Leaders series. An excerpt: Can you tell of a personal ‘valuable lesson learned’ about social media that you would like medical... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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  • The Time Is Now To Fix Medicare ACOs

    Clifton Gaus and David Introcaso
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    This past January 20th, the Department of Health And Human Services established national Medicare pay-for-value goals. By 2016, the Department intends to tie 30 percent of Medicare payments, and by 2018 50 percent of payments, to quality or value through alternative payment models. Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are expected to make a significant contribution toward meeting these goals. With current ACOs accounting for 7.8 million beneficiaries and 15 percent of Medicare spending, it will be essential for the current 405 ACOs to stay in the Medicare Shared Savings Program…
  • Paying For The ‘Doc Fix’

    Michael Chernew
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    For years now it has become apparent that the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system is not sustainable. However, fixing the SGR will require increases in budgeted costs, and so one of the major barriers to replacing the SGR is figuring out how to pay for the fix. Towards this end, it is important to understand the appropriate cost-comparison. Federal scorekeepers (appropriately) assess the cost of the SGR fix relative to current law, which assumes that fees will follow a trajectory defined by current policy. But as near as I can tell, few advocate for that path or believe it will occur; rather…
  • Call For Submissions: Narrative Matters Poetry Contest

    Jessica Bylander
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    April is National Poetry Month and in celebration the Narrative Matters section of Health Affairs is seeking poetry submissions for upcoming issues of the journal. We are holding a poetry contest from March 26 to April 22, looking for well-crafted poems that touch on topics related to health and health policy. Three winning poems will be announced at the end of April. Winners will receive a $500 prize, publication in Health Affairs, and two copies of the issue containing the winning poem. All entries will be read by Health Affairs staff and winning poems will be selected by three guest…
  • Health Affairs Web First: Without CHIP, Sharply Higher Insurance Costs For Many Low-Income Families

    Lucy Larner
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is now set to expire after September 2015. A new study, being released by Health Affairs as a Web First, and also appearing in its April issue, examines the availability and cost of dependent coverage for children through employer-sponsored plans. Such plans would be the primary pathway to affordable coverage for more than half of all children losing CHIP eligibility, insofar as access to employer-sponsored coverage through their parents can bar children from receiving Marketplace subsidies. According to the study, 96.9 percent of…
  • Executions, Doctors, The U.S. Supreme Court, And The Breath Of Kings

    I. Glenn Cohen
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s note: This post is part of a series stemming from the Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event held at Harvard Law School on Friday, January 30, 2015. The conference brought together leading experts to review major developments in health law over the previous year, and preview what is to come. A full agenda and links to video recordings of the panels are here The relationship between medicine and capital punishment has been a persistent feature of this past year in health law, both at the level of medical ethics and Supreme Court review. Our story starts in Oklahoma,…
 
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  • Can introverts survive in medicine?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/nathaniel-fleming" rel="tag">Nathaniel Fleming</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Does the profession of medicine favor certain personality types over others? When I was younger, it seemed like all of my doctors were gregarious, self-confident, and humorous, leaving me to wonder if one can “make it” in medicine without being outgoing. This seemed a natural consequence of the fact that so much of medicine is team-based and demands constant interpersonal interaction with colleagues and patients. For many introverts, a career in which a substantial amount of time is spent interacting with complete strangers — often in a deeply personal context — might seem…
  • Less time, more patients: The perverse incentives of medicine

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kevin-r-campbell" rel="tag">Kevin R. Campbell, MD</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    As the Affordable Care Act continues to impact millions of Americans through its second year of implementation, many things have become clear to both patients and health care providers alike: nothing is as it seems. While the ACA has provided health care to millions of previously uninsured Americans, it has also robbed many patients of their doctors and has forced others into higher premium, lower service plans.  Even those with insurance are finding that they have little choice.  Many health care systems and providers are finding it impossible to accept the Exchange insurances and many…
  • Patient refuses ED discharge: Admitted to the hospital against medical advice

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/firstworldem" rel="tag">FirstWorldEM, MD</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The following article is satire. In the first application of a new “reverse AMA” system put into place to improve patient satisfaction, a patient was admitted to the hospital for the first time against the wishes of her treating ED physician.  Constance Dolor, a 37-year-old morbidly obese patient with chronic unexplained pain and a frequent visitor to the emergency department, became the first person in known history to be admitted the hospital against medical advice. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media…
  • Doctors being too nice leads to their burnout

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/starla-fitch" rel="tag">Starla Fitch, MD</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It came out of nowhere. One of those life lessons that I didn’t know I needed to learn. Until I did. There I was, at a weekend business retreat, hobnobbing with a group of women executives. Feeling only slightly out of my element. Trying to blend in. There was a break in the meeting. And what happened next made me rethink how I approached everything. Several of us walked to the ladies’ room, chatting over the communal sinks, checking our hair and lipstick. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find…
  • This is who is behind every doctor

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jordan-grumet" rel="tag">Jordan Grumet, MD</a>
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Behind every doctor is a little boy or girl who once watched helplessly. Maybe it was her father or grandfather who suffered under the weight of a disease that was deemed all but incurable. Perhaps her own skin was battered and bruised by the repeated trauma of an unrelenting tourniquet.  She swore that when (if) she got older she would protect the innocent from such things.  Her vow was the light that guided her through arduous years of study and apprenticeship.  Her promise was etched into the depths of her psyche like those two dangling letters she worked so hard to get placed…
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    James Clear

  • Use This Simple Daily Habit to Add More Gratitude to Your Life

    James Clear
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:51 pm
    I have a simple gratitude habit that I have been following nearly every day for three years. I want to share it with you here. First, let me set the stage. The Minor Tragedy The other day I ordered takeout from one of my favorite Indian restaurants for dinner. My family had a tight timeline that night, which meant we would only be together for an hour before everyone had to run off in separate directions. We picked up the food and drove home, but when we opened the bag we realized that the restaurant had forgotten to include one of the main dishes from our order. In the grand scheme of…
  • My 2015 Integrity Report

    James Clear
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Today I am publishing my second annual Integrity Report. The main purpose of my Integrity Report is to document the steps I’m taking to set a higher standard in my work, lead with honesty, and build a business that serves first. Integrity is one of those qualities that is easy to talk about, but much harder to live out on a day-to-day basis. My hope is that this report provides a reason for me to revisit my core values each year and consider if I have been living by them. There are 3 main questions that I will answer in this Integrity Report. (You are welcome to replicate these questions…
  • The Goal is Not the Point: Choose a Path and Then Walk It

    James Clear
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Imagine, for a moment, that your life is like a treasure hunt. It’s not much of a leap, really. Like any good treasure hunt, you have a map to guide you. In life, the map is your corner of the universe. Some of the areas on the map you know quite well. These areas are the places and people and things that you’re familiar with and that are part of your daily life. Other areas of the map are foreign to you. These yet-to-be-explored regions are home to the milestones in life that you can imagine reaching, but that have eluded you thus far. This undiscovered portion of the map is where your…
  • Your First Choice is Rarely the Optimal Choice: 5 Lessons on Being Wrong

    James Clear
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    As a rule, we are incredibly hard on ourselves when it comes to making big decisions in life. If our first five relationships end with a break up, we think we’re destined to be alone forever. If we go to school, get a degree, and spend years training for a job that we end up hating, we feel like a failure for not having it all figured out. If we have a dream of writing a book or starting a non-profit or creating something of value and we stumble on the first try, we say that we’re not cut out for this. In cases like these, when we are attempting to do something that is complex and…
  • Zanshin: Learning the Art of Attention and Focus From a Legendary Samurai Archer

    James Clear
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    In the 1920s, a German man named Eugen Herrigel moved to Japan and began training in Kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery. Herrigel was taught by a legendary Kyudo master named Awa Kenzo. Kenzo was convinced that beginners should master the fundamentals of archery before attempting to shoot at a real target and he took this method to the extreme. For the first four years, Herrigel was only allowed to shoot at a roll of straw just seven feet away. 1 When he was finally allowed to shoot at targets on the far end of the practice hall, Herrigel’s performance was dismal. The arrows…
 
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    Dr. Wes

  • Is the Medicare "Doc Fix" Really So Appealing?

    DrWes
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    It was like magic, a vote was held in the House of Representatives on the Medicare "Doc Fix" and moments later, my inbox was filled with press releases from the American College of Cardiology and the AMA.  A few seconds later, a somewhat more tempered press release from AARP arrived, urging more revisions to the bill as it passed to the Senate for approval. This isn't the first time in history
  • Money for Nothing

    DrWes
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Imagine paying $4,675 for a piece of paper. It would make the days of $436 military hammers look pretty cheap, wouldn't it? Now imagine that piece of paper comes with a promise of having to pay more for your own good and where time spent acquiring that paper meant nothing.  Most rational people would have visions of Bernie Madoff or some other Ponzi scheme. Yet this is the reality of the
  • Heart Rhythm Society and MOC: It's Not About the Doctors

    DrWes
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    Dr. Fogel Richard Fogel, MD, President of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), finally released HRS's current stance in the debate on the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program that has pitted one quarter of US practicing physicians against the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and its Foundation.  As a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, I
  • Live Video Feeds at Medical Conferences

    DrWes
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    I woke this morning in a cold sweat as I found myself wrestling with a thought. Am I Big Brother? The explosion of social media in our society, and at medical meetings in particular, is changing how our society, and medical professionals in particular, work and interact.  There is potential for tremendous good: social media to market, to promote, to communicate rapidly, to effect change. But
  • Scientific Meetings Are Becoming MOC Training Sessions

    DrWes
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA.  This morning I was struck by the "Schedule At-a-Glance" sent to registrants participating in these sessions: ACC.15 Schedule at a Glance - Click to enlarge Using Photoshop, I decided to rearrange the schedule in a linear graph format day-by-day instead: ACC.15 Schedule
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week Monsanto’s favorite product is linked to cancer, the truth about procrastination, and how to get kids to eat veggies at school. 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 and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to…
  • Foodist Approved: Braised Chicken with Asparagus and Mushrooms

    Elyse Kopecky
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Braised chicken with asparagus and mushrooms Braising is my preferred method of cooking meat as of late. A quick sear followed by an effortless simmer ensures meat so tender that even my toothless nine-month-old devours it. The flavors in this braised chicken dish were inspired by the start of spring. Move over root vegetables—asparagus are now stealing the limelight at the farmers market. The white wine lends a refreshing citrusy accent and the herbs de provence are reminiscent of spring flowers.* The best part about this recipe is being able to accomplish every step, from the searing to…
  • How to Be Happy: It Isn’t About the Dopamine

    Darya Rose
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    Last weekend I attended a fabulous party. There was excellent champagne, illustrious guests, spectacular food and beautiful live music. The setting was divine, and the cocktails were SO GOOD. The only thing missing was water. I’m normally pretty good at staying hydrated, but there wasn’t an obvious water station. So to stay cool and keep my mouth from drying out I kept finding myself at the bar. At least, that was my excuse. One of the most notorious effects of alcohol is that it effectively shuts down your frontal lobes, lowering your inhibition and turning your mind over to your…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week white wine has more sulfites than red, fonts affect your healthy behavior, and Kraft buys the blessings of dietitians. 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 and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with…
  • Why I’ll Never Tell You to Eat “Heart Healthy” Foods

    Darya Rose
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Rubyran If you want a glimpse of hell you needn’t look any further than my inbox. Every day, without fail, I receive dozens of pitches from people that would love to hijack my site to serve their own purposes. Whether it’s PR firms trying to get me to mention their clients’ crappy products or spammy content marketers pitching horrible and pointless articles to get some SEO juice from a respected site. I’ve seen everything. You might not realize this, but one of my many jobs is to protect you guys from the onslaught of BS the internet is trying to hurl at you.
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • science-junkie: Artist: Eleanor Lutz Website: Tabletop Whale

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    science-junkie: Artist: Eleanor Lutz Website: Tabletop Whale
  • What would happen if both doctors and patients knew how much...

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    What would happen if both doctors and patients knew how much healthcare costs?There has been a movement toward price transparency and consumerism in healthcare over the last decade or so. If people can get an accurate cost prior to receiving healthcare, the assumption is they’ll use healthcare more intelligently and cost-effectively. If they only knew that getting their hip replaced at a specialized hip replacement center was $54,000 versus $103,000 at a large academic hospital, they would choose the most bang for their buck.But let’s analyze the actual process of healthcare delivery and…
  • I’ve never really been called normal. I’ve always looked at the...

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    I’ve never really been called normal. I’ve always looked at the world, asked questions, and, often thought that there has to be a better way to do things. But sometimes normal is normal because there’s simply no better way to do things to complete the task at hand. Asynchronous text communication is a great example. It solves the problem of communicating with others when a response can be delayed longer than a typical face-to-face conversation. Back in 2012, I had this theory that this kind of asynchronous communication, when applied to doctor-patient relationships, could solve the…
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    6 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
  • "Of the 40,000 hours that doctors spend on training, typically only 19 of those are devoted to..."

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    “Of the 40,000 hours that doctors spend on training, typically only 19 of those are devoted to studying nutrition.” - Why Your Doctor Might Not Be the Best Nutritional Resource
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    ScienceRoll

  • Is 3D printing the most disruptive trend for the future of medicine?

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    I gave a keynote at the Salzburg Global Seminars about how I see the future of medicine and the organizers asked me to do a quick interview (with podcast) about that. I hope you will enjoy reading or listening to that.
  • Surgery in the Year 2050: Infographic

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    A company asked me to provide my insights about the future of surgery and they made an infographic out of it. Check it out!
  • 9 Ways Technology Helps Manage Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    With all these technological advances, improvements and new devices coming to the market, we could significantly improve the lives of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease patients. They could change the way they eat or they orientate, how they gather information. We could improve their lives all together. In the newest video of The Medical Futurist Youtube channel, I describe 9 examples. Lift Labs designs a spoon that can cancel the tremor for Parkinson’s disease patients while they are having their meal. The Wright Stuff offers a range of products that makes getting dressed easier for…
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:51 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; launched a Youtube channel 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…
  • There is no difference between the online and offline worlds

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:24 am
    I got interviewed by Creation Healthcare in their Digital Key Opinion Leaders series. An excerpt: Can you tell of a personal ‘valuable lesson learned’ about social media that you would like medical peers and students to be aware of? My general rule of thumb is that there is no difference between the online and offline worlds. If there is something I would never do in the offline world, why would I do it online? I’ve been communicating online for at least 15 years by keeping this simple rule in mind. What do you see (or hope to see) in the future of healthcare engagement and social…
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    annesamoilov.com

  • Is There A Secret To Creating Six Figure Courses?

    Anne Samoilov
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    If you’ve wondered what it’s going to take turn your work into six figure courses (or more), you hit this page on the right day. Today’s guest is pretty much my sister from another mother (and father)… She is all about helping people find and embrace their expertise…and figure out how to turn that into a profitable course. But more than that, my guest Jeanine Blackwell seems to be this amazing combination of support, strategy, and tactical execution. See – literally, I keep saying, wait that’s me too! Jeanine’s in the middle of a launch right now and…
  • Not Just For Passwords Anymore: Why I Set Up A Business Hub & Wiki

    Anne Samoilov
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    How much information passes through your fingertips in a typical day running your business? My guess is a lot. Probably more than you expected when you first started your blog or opened the doors of your online shop. Information comes in so many forms — the content, the products, the outlines, the project plans, the tasks lists, your social media messages, your social media profiles, all the dang passwords you need to access all of your online homes. Now some of this information doesn’t need to be accessed more than a few times. But others – well, you might need it over and over…
  • How Often Should I Launch?

    Anne Samoilov
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    Look around at businesses online and offline – and it feels like some brands and companies are launching all the time. But while you might see Starbucks, LuckyBrand Jeans and Kate Spade sending multiple “sales” emails every week… how much is too much when it comes to launching? Should you launch all the time? Only every 6 months? Perhaps once a quarter? And what exactly can you launch each time? Today’s episode is a totally new style and feature this podcast recorded in my kitchen while I paced back and forth speaking into my iPhone. I’ll be honest, there was another show in…
  • How To Make It Simple, Easy, and Fun For Affiliates To Promote Your Launch

    Anne Samoilov
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Have you had a launch that didn’t do as well as you’d expected? Or honestly, maybe it just bombed. Hundreds, if not thousands of business owners just like you face disappointment when launches don’t go as well as they’d expected. They spend sleepless nights getting all the moving parts and pieces in the right place. They worry about the packaging and positioning of their offer, the webinars and videos and preview call, the advertising and PR to promote their offerings. And they sometimes miss out an important piece of the launch puzzle. What if I told you that there’s a simpler,…
 
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    AstroNutrition

  • Product Review - Natrol Melatonin

    AstroNutrition
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Restful sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind, and melatonin sleep aid supplements can ensure that you fall asleep with ease and enjoy a deep, replenishing sleep. Insomnia and other sleep disorders can really put a damper on your ability to function at high level and maintain a healthy mental state. read more
  • Deploy Ceramides for Skin Replenishment

    AstroNutrition
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    If we’re going to talk about ceramides, we have to accept one simple fact before we get started: Fat is not always bad for you. It’s a revelation, I know, but it’s true. We obsess about gaining weight in the form of fat, but everyone requires some fat in their diet to support optimal health. read more
  • Nutrex Vitrix with NTS-5 Testosterone Booster

    AstroNutrition
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:07 am
    Nutrex Vitrix with NTS-5 is a dietary supplement designed to offer a natural increase of testosterone levels that boosts muscular development and restores sex drive and improves sexual function. read more
  • Healthy N’ Fit – The Benefits of Egg-White Protein Powder

    AstroNutrition
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    Egg-white protein powders have been a favourite muscle-building supplement since before the popular uprising of whey or casein protein over 10 years ago. read more
  • Product Review: Carlson Super Omega-3

    AstroNutrition
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Fish oil is a powerful nutrient that shows the nutritional benefits we can get from the ocean or by taking fish oil supplements. The health benefits of fish oil are wide ranging, but they are best known for their influence on the heart and blood systems of the body. read more
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    Vitamin IMC

  • #1800FlowersFail Taught the Floral and Gourmet Gift Retailer One Thing: The Power of Negative Word-of-Mouth Matters

    Abby Rudd
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    When you order a high-priced floral arrangement for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, you expect the delivered product to appear as beautiful as the image from the website. However, 1-800-Flowers outraged its customers from around the United States as arrangements were delivered late with half-dead flowers and crushed chocolates this February 14th. The unfortunate negative experiences for customers catapulted 1-800-Flowers into the spotlight as #1800FlowersFail became a trending topic across social media platforms. While this sort of customer disappointment is far from the norm for its…
  • Retail Marketers: Are you leading the trend in “Total Retail”?

    Mishu Rahman Din
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Future retail experience is being transformed as you read this article. For Retail Marketers, keeping up with the latest and the greatest in the “Search-Shop-Share” model that is the basis of Total Retail experience is imperative to existence.  As a digital marketer in the Northwestern Medill Integrated Marketing Communications [IMC] program, I have been studying the concept of Total Retail and found some interesting trends you need to know about while developing your retail strategy: Be Seamless – know behavior of your target market and adapt to a seamless model that embraces…
  • Marketing and Body Image: How Marketers Can Avoid Body-Shaming and Empower Consumers

    Colleen Daly
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    In celebration of National Eating Disorders Awareness week, Vitamin IMC has asked me to discuss body image and marketing. Marketers have undeniably contributed to body-shaming and negativity in through their work. Fortunately, however, marketers are optimally positioned to rectify the situation and change the conversation surrounding body-image and beauty standards in a meaningful way. Negative body-image is a destructive and pervasive force. 97% of American women admit to having at least one “I hate my body moment” each day. The prevalence of negative body image among American women has…
  • Doritos “Crash the Superbowl”- An Effective Social Media Campaign

    Abby Rudd and Tom Collinger
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    From out-of-control flying pigs and adorable talking babies to irritating airline passengers and first dances, Doritos’ ‘Crash the Super Bowl’ campaign generated a whirlwind of Super Bowl buzz. Doritos handed the camera over to up-and-coming filmmakers for the ninth straight year results exceeding the viral success of 2014’s ‘Time Machine.’ This year, the campaign resulted in user-generated video entries from 29 countries created exclusively for the hopes of being selected as finalists. These videos depicted the fan’s Dorito-love through creatively crafted…
  • IMC Ad Review: Super Bowl XLIX

    Jesse Daniels
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Super Bowl XLIX was the highest rated television event in history with 114.4 million viewers. They were treated to an emotion eliciting experience. Excitement, hilarity, anxiousness and sadness filled living rooms and sports bars alike. And that was just during the commercials. Over 90 commercials, at $4.5 million per 30-second spot, aired during the broadcast. That was as much as one advertiser’s entire yearly marketing budget. They commercials were such a treat. They ranged from parody: as in T-Mobile’s “#KimDataStash” featuring Kim Kardashian poking fun at her sexy selfies;…
 
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Essential Oils for St. Patrick's Day

    Wendy Robbins
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Wishing all a happy St. Patrick's Day today! An essential oil that first comes to my mind for use in the diffuser on St. Patrick's Day is Spearmint Essential Oil. Like its beautiful green leaves, spearmint is often is represented...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Valentine's Day and Romance

    Wendy Robbins
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    If you have romantic plans in store for this Valentine's Day, be sure to check out AromaWeb's Aromatherapy for Romance collection of articles: Aromatherapy for Romance Aromatherapy, natural botanicals and natural fragrancing all tantalize our sense of smell. They play...
  • Brrrrrr!!! Aromatherapy to Warm the Spirits, Fight Winter Blues, Combat the Flu and Eliminate Stuffy Odors

    Wendy Robbins
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Brrrrrr!!! Aromatherapy to Warm the Spirits, Fight Winter Blues, Combat the Flu and Eliminate Stuffy Odors winter blues, aromatherapy, essential oils, diffusion, diffusing, depression, colds, flus, h1n1, healthy, natural, holistic, ideas, tips, recipes, blends Frigid winter temperatures are now upon...
  • Bringing in the New Year With Aromatherapy

    Wendy Robbins
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year filled with abundant health, joy and prosperity. In addition to the methods we each use to celebrate and bring in the new year, this is a time that many of us reflect upon the...
  • Happy Holidays from AromaWeb!

    Wendy Robbins
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wishing you a beautiful holiday season filled with blessings and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Sincerely, Wendy Robbins Talk about this post and keep in touch with AromaWeb via facebook or follow AromaWeb on Twitter:
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    Mommy Makeover Surgeons

  • Difference between a Dental Crown and a Dental Veneer

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    A person’s smile is the most charismatic thing in the world which makes her sybaritic and attractive according to Eventually, damaged, stained, or crooked teeth can lower confidence, and cause a person not to smile or hides the smile from the world. Luckily, we have cosmetic dentists around us that can help us in gaining back the smile with healthy and attractive teeth. The dentist must think about a few aspects before choosing which method to use to enhance the look of a person’s teeth. The most well-known sorts of methodology used for enhancing teeth are the use of a dental…
  • Breast augmentation

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    For women, bigger and fuller breasts are a sign of beauty and elegance. The problem is that not everyone has bigger and fuller breasts. This is because of a number of reasons. For instance, genetics, excessive weight loss, lack of proper nutrition and breastfeeding, are some of the reasons why other women don’t have bigger and fuller breasts. This problem, though, can be rectified through breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a way of enhancing the size and capacity of the breasts of women who feel that their breasts are not bigger and fuller enough. Breast augmentation can be done in…
  • Charm is in the eye of the beholder

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Looking your best at all occasions is a objective of lots of folks. It is a superb feeling to look in the morning and be in a position to share to yourself, “Wow, I look merely impressive today.” There are a good deal of merchandise and strategies out there, & here are several that will help. Before you apply base coat or colored polish to your fingernails or toenails, clean the nail beds thoroughly with a cotton ball soaked in polish remover – even if your nails are not already polished. This will quickly remove any traces of dirt, oils, or hand creams from the area,…
  • Breast Augmentation and what it means to you.. worth it?

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    There is an apprehension concerning plastic surgery: Which can get this and why individuals choose it? It is an usual question since it was never ever discussed between two folks or in the media due to the truth that plastic surgical procedure was simply for a certain targeted market. Plastic surgery has proceeded beyond anybody’s expectations from its very early stages and also new design, including the usage of laser devices for the liposuction surgery treatment has actually made more choices open for more folks to obtain that perfect appearance they preferred. Sources: Lipo is one of…
  • Interested in seeing a dentist ? View a video and make a decision

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Talk to a professional today – Recommended
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    GalTime

  • 5 Ways to Set Your Babysitter Up for Success

    GalTime
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    by Lynn Perkins, founder, Urban Sitter  Finding a great sitter isn’t always easy. Keeping a great sitter can be even harder than that! Once you’ve hired a babysitter who you trust, who your kids adore, who abides by bedtime rules and maybe even loads the dinner plates into the dishwasher, you’ll want to be sure she (or he!) comes back. Here are some good reminders for every parent, the experienced and the babysitter-boss newbies and the rest of us in between, on how to set the sitter up for success.  1. Go over the basics. You may assume that everybody knows how to…
  • Dessert Recipe: Pound Cake with Cherry Compote

    Rachel Khanna, Holistic health counselor, chef, author of Live, Eat, Cook Healthy
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
     I love pound cake anytime of day—for breakfast with some butter and jam, for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea, or for dessert. The cherry compote dresses up the cake nicely. Serves 10-12 For the pound cake (makes 2 loaves) 1 lb. organic butter from grass-fed cows (2 cups); more for the pans 1 lb. Sucanat, or dehydrated sugar cane juice (2 cups) 1 lb. organic whole-wheat pastry flour (3 cups) 1 lb. free-range eggs (without shells; about 8 large) Zest of 1 lemon 3 tsp. pure vanilla extract For the cherry compote (makes about 5 cups) ½ cup maple sugar 3 Tbsp. kuzu root starch 1½…
  • 5 Natural Headache Cures

    GalTime
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Med-free ways to get rid of pain Your nearest grocery store or pharmacy offers a variety of medications to tackle headaches. But you don’t even have to leave your home – or put medicine with hard-to-read ingredients into your system – to find relief from a headache.  For garden-variety headaches, experts advise these five natural treatments:     Cool it off Many people find that certain types of headaches – especially migraines – respond well to cold packs. Wrap a small bag of ice or frozen vegetables in a dry towel and place it over your forehead and…
  • Eating Disorders, Boys and Body Image

    Tara Weng
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    In your mind’s eye, conjure up an image of a child or teen with an eating disorder. Did you imagine a girl’s face? It’s time to bring boys into the picture. While girls develop eating disorders more commonly than do boys, the margin is closer than you might think. One in 10 cases of diagnosed eating disordered, such as anorexia and bulimia, are males. For binge eating disorder, in which one overeats excessively and often feels out of control, more than one third are males, according to the National Institutes of Health. Body image issues are common in boys—they’re just different…
  • 5 Fitness Tips to Get You Back on Track

    Nicole Glor, NikkiFitness.com
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Has it been eons since you last worked out? Does the mere thought of hitting the gym make you break into a cold sweat? Good news: It’s never too late to get your body back into the swing of a regular fitness routine–or even get started! When I returned to the gym three months after having my baby, my lungs were on fire. I couldn’t even tell if my legs were getting tired since I was breathing so heavily–and I’m a personal trainer! Instead of pacing myself accordingly, I was overly-anxious to get back to the fitness level I was at the year before. Lesson learned:…
 
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    Fitho

  • 5 Ways To Burn Calories Without Exercising

    Meghna Basu
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    You heard it! Burning calories without exercising! It is possible. And no we’re not going to ask you to take the stairs instead of the elevator, or cycle to work instead of your car. Because you know it better than anyone else, that it just won’t work because in most cases it’s just not practical....Read More
  • 5 so called Healthy Foods that Aren’t Exactly Healthy

    Meghna Basu
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:26 am
    Next time you walk into the grocery store, do a small experiment. Pick 10 foods and look at their packaging. Most of those packages will probably have a ‘health benefit’ listed on them. Over time, many of these foods have naturally been associated with healthy eating. Here’s a list of common 7 ‘myths’ that we...Read More
  • 5 Flat Belly Exercises That You Can Do At Home

    Meghna Basu
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:10 am
    As Indians we have a genetic disposition to store fat on our belly. This is why you often see people around you, who are relatively slim but have a belly bulging out. Besides being aesthetically unappealing, the problem with belly fat (also known as visceral fat) is that it’s the most dangerous kind of fat...Read More
  • 5 Exercises that You Must Do!

    Meghna Basu
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    Everyone needs exercise. Some of us do it, some of us plan to, and some of us don’t plan to. But if you do exercise or plan to, then these 5 exercises are a must on your workout plan. Plank: Yes, it’s that simple. You just need to hold yourself in that ‘plank’ position. The...Read More
  • 5 Exercises That Don’t Actually Help You Burn Fat

    Meghna Basu
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:21 am
    You would think that if you were exercising, it would make a dent in your fat loss. But that’s not always the case. Not all exercises are made equal, and some are literally useless at helping you burn any significant calories. Here’s a list of the top 5. But before we get into those infamous...Read More
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    True Food Movement

  • What is a Food Swap?

    Lisa Johnson
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Citrus cookies If you live in a major metropolitan area, you probably have at least one food swap group near you. It can be a great opportunity to meet foodies, swap recipes, and try some new flavor combinations. How a Food Swap Works Here are the general guidelines for a food swap. You find a local event and sign-up online, or get a group of friends together and pick a date. You can bring any amount of food. The more you bring, the more you can swap Food should be made from scratch, not purchased Stick to your strengths, make something you know is tasty Package food into ready to trade…
  • Food Trends 2015: The green movement is catching on

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    local seafood is a top food trend for 2015 credit: Flickr From crappy fast food to America’s most elite dining establishments, adoption of farm-to-table trends is big.  A recent survey from restaurant.org talks about food trends for 2015.  You’ll be surprised at how much is changing on our plates. Top 20 Food Trends 2015 Locally sourced meats and seafood Locally grown produce Environment sustainability Healthful kids’ meals Natural ingredients/minimally processed food New cuts of meat Hyper-local sourcing Sustainable seafood Food waste reduction/management Farm/estate…
  • Granita Recipe: A touch of honey

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Matthew Petrelis Want to impress dinner guests with a boozy dessert you’ll have to shoo the kids away from?  Try this great granita recipe with a touch of honey. Granitas originated in Sicily and are found all over Italy, a kissing cousin to sorbets.  They contain water, sugar and some kind of flavoring.  The coarseness of the ice crystals vary by region, chunkier in Palermo, smoother near Mount Etna.  We prefer the chunkier bits of ice which add great texture to this recipe. There are a plethora of non-alcholic varieties to try such as almond or lemon.  But for the boozy…
  • Water and Food: Droughts, water supplies and what we can do

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr Americans don’t usually think about their water consumption. Blithely taking daily showers, slurping coffee, eating, shirking on jeans and T-shirts, all require water consumption. Daily water consumption estimates fluctuate from 100 gallons a day from the EPA to 176 gallons per day from consumer watchdog groups. That doesn’t include water estimates for food, clothing and other activities of daily life. As we look to the deepening Western drought, and the salad bowl that is California, is there a way the rest of us can help? Can we be more thoughtful of our water intake,…
  • Early Spring Salad: Arugula and Root Vegetables

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Arugula root salad for early spring I’m craving color in my food right now. Spring is inching into view, but the produce department has yet to catch up. A forlorn poke at a shriveled bell pepper is enough to bring a tear to my eye. The root vegetables are still around and offer a LOT of color for your plate. While the salad is simple, the prep requires some commitment. Spring Salad Ingredients Butternut squash (one small) 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup Beets (one small) 10 – 14 Pecans 2 cups Arugula 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil Vinaigrette Heat the over to 400°F. Peel and dice the butternut…
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    Cooking Manager

  • Review: Vegan Start Passover Cookbook

    Hannah Katsman
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    I’ve been stressing about Passover cooking. My 18-year-old son became vegan a few months ago, and I’m afraid my usual menu plan might leave him hungry. Because of the prohibitions against seeds and legumes (kitniyot) in the Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish Passover tradition, vegan staples like lentils, beans and sesame are off the table. Fortunately, my friend Rena Reich came to the rescue with the publication of her new cookbook, Vegan Start Passover Cookbook. You can read my interview with Rena from a few years ago. The recipes in this vegan cookbook do not…
  • How Risky Is It to Eat Questionable Leftovers?

    Hannah Katsman
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    One of the most common questions on cooking sites and forums is whether leftover food should be thrown out. The best advice is to prevent these questions , by learning how to store food properly, estimate quantities, keep track of what you have, and use leftovers creatively. But what happens if you fear your food has been hanging around for too long? You can look up storage times on various sites, but the recommendations tend to be overly cautious. So much depends on how the food was prepared, and the storage conditions. I suggest using those sites only as a general guideline. If the…
  • Easy and Elegant Herbed Turkey Breast

    Hannah Katsman
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    I was looking for something different for the holidays, when a friend suggested turkey breast. Turkey breast is easy to slice and serve, and leftovers can be stored in small containers for quick leftovers. It tends to dry out, so be careful not to overcook. To keep the turkey moist, I slathered it with a mixture of herbs, oil and lemon juice. Easy, elegant, and tasty. Print Easy and Elegant Herbed Turkey Breast Author: Hannah Katsman of CookingManager.Com Recipe type: Main Course Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  60 mins Total time:  1 hour 10 mins Serves: 8-10…
  • Cook for a Crowd with Ease

    Hannah Katsman
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    Large mixing bowls Reader Sarah writes: I read with great interest your planning and preparation for your amazing Bar Mitzvah for 35 people.  I think that it might be helpful if you gave your readers the “lay of the land” with respect to your kitchen.  For example, how many ovens, refrigerators, and freezers do you have and are they extra large? In addition, you seem to be working with the crème de la crème of food processors.  Could someone feasibly accomplish your set of tasks with a lesser Kitchenaid?  Finally, what size pots do you have?  While I cook a fair amount, I…
  • What Your Kitchen Counter Can Tell You about Your Weight

    Hannah Katsman
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University, has been covertly watching people’s eating habits for the last 25 years. In an interview with Anna Maria Tremonte of CBC’s the current, available as a podcast, he argued that there are more effective ways to change people’s eating habits than dieting. In his book, Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Decisions, he recommends changing your eating environment, not your mind. We make 200 decisions about eating every day. Breakfast is about more than whether we have cereal or eggs. If we choose cereal, we…
 
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • Study Finds the Role of Genes is Greater With Living to Older Ages

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    Genes appear to play a stronger role in longevity in people living to extreme older ages, according to a study of siblings led by Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers. The study, published online in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, found that for people who live to 90 years old, the chance of their siblings also reaching age 90 is relatively small...
  • HIV can lodge quickly in brain after infection

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    HIV can establish itself in the brain as soon as four months after initial infection — a finding that dampens hopes of an impending cure for a disease that afflicts more than 35 million people. Within two years of infection, a genetically distinct version of HIV replicates in the brains of as many as one in four patients, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and University of North...
  • Cancer Diagnosis Without Biopsies: MRI Based On A Sugar Molecule Can Tell Cancerous From Noncancerous Cells

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    Preliminary study in lab-grown cells raises possibility of cancer diagnosis without biopsies. Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn’t cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly. Now results of a Johns Hopkins study suggest that MRI could one day make biopsies more effective or even replace them altogether by...
  • Ebola test vaccines appear safe in Phase 2 Liberian clinical trial

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on evaluation in more than 600 people in Liberia who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL) Phase 2/3 clinical trial, according to interim findings from an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board review. Based on these findings, the study, which is sponsored by the...
  • Research on medical abortion and miscarriage may change international routines

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Two scientific studies led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet are expected to form the basis of new international recommendations for the treatment of medical abortions and miscarriages – recommendations that may also lead to a change in clinical practice in Sweden. One of the studies, both of which are being published in The Lancet, shows that it is possible to replace the clinical...
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Primal Eating Gave Me My Life Back

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    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Primal eating gave me my life back. Allowed me to stay in shape, enjoy eating, and not suffer. Living the Primal life is now my passion, it’s become that topic I always bring up to friends and strangers that causes my wife to roll her eyes and…
  • How to Overcome Inertia and Get Yourself Unstuck

    Mark Sisson
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The 17th Century physicist Isaac Newton observed in his famous laws of motion that objects at rest stay at rest and objects in motion stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. You’ve perhaps experienced this phenomenon as you chase your kids’ baseball while it rolls for a block and a half as you curse under your breath. You’ve also maybe observed it when you’re parked comfortably on the couch after a long, stressful day and know it would take all the king’s men to move you from that spot. While I’m half kidding about the second example, I’ve seen the principle of…
  • The Definitive Guide to Seeds

    Mark Sisson
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last week, I gave you the definitive guide to nuts, focusing on the ten most widely available types. Today I give the same treatment to edible seeds. If you’ve ever wondered whether chia seeds are good to eat, or sesame seeds can be legitimate snacks, or flaxseed actually isn’t as good (or bad) as you may have thought, this is the post for you. If you need to choose sides in a long-standing and bitter blood feud pitting the sunflower seed farmers on your mother’s side of the family against the pepita producers on your father’s, this post will help you decide. If…
  • How to Safely and Enjoyably Transition to a Barefoot-Dominant Lifestyle

    Mark Sisson
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The way we wear them, shoes are a real problem. They sever our physical connection to the earth, perturb our natural running and walking gait, and probably increase our risk of running injuries by increasing the forces acting on our joints when we land. That’s fairly basic stuff for readers of this blog, many of whom are intellectually on board with the barefoot thing and convinced of the benefits. And yet actually going barefoot is a big leap for most people. Something holds them back. The actual ditching of the shoes isn’t the problem. Baring your feet to the world isn’t your…
  • Dear Mark: Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss, Sprouted Barley-Fed Meat, and a Pistachio Downside

    Mark Sisson
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got three questions and three answers. First up is a question from Casey, whose father is losing strength and muscle despite maintaining an active lifestyle. What can he do — dietarily and otherwise — to staunch and reverse the losses? Next, Australian cattle farmers are increasingly turning to sprouted grain as a replacement for standard grain feed. How does it compare to pasture feeding? Are there nutritional differences between sprouted and regular grain fodder? And finally, what do we make of the recent study showing negative effects…
 
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Focus and Slim Down

    George Diamond
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Focus and Slim Down Weight Loss Success Focus and Slim Down Staying focused is an important part of losing weight and maintaining it after it is lost. The main reason I see that people gain the weight back after losing it, is that they lose their focus. After losing weight people tend to believe that they are done. What happens is that they take their focus away from their weight. Their old bad habits creep back. The weight comes back slowly. Before they realize it, they have the weight back sometimes with…
  • Are You Overweight or Chubby?

    George Diamond
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Are You Overweight or Chubby? Weight Loss Success Overweight or Chubby? If you are not ready for a little tough love, don’t read this article. Shakespeare said, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Are you overweight or are you chubby? The answer is that it’s the same. If you are noticeably heavy, then you are overweight no matter what you want to call it. The question should be, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to work at getting the weight off or are you…
  • A Thin Attitude

    George Diamond
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond A Thin Attitude Weight Loss Success A Thin Attitude Thin is an attitude. Thin is a way of life. If you want to be thin, you will need to develop a thin attitude. What is a thin attitude you may be asking? It is about developing thin habits. Habits that thin people have that keep them thin. A thin attitude means that they enjoy exercising so they do it regularly. A thin attitude is eating healthy and light because they want to. A thin attitude is not just about having thin habits it is about wanting, having,…
  • I Refused to Quit

    George Diamond
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond I Refused to Quit Weight Loss Success I Refused to Quit Never Never Never Never Give Up. ~ Winston Churchill When I was in the weight loss process, I had many ups and downs. At times, the weight came off easy, and at times it didn’t. At times, I got a little depressed, but I remembered the above quote from Winston Churchill and never quit. Success does not go to people who quit. Success goes to people who struggle. Success goes to people who work at it. Weight-loss success goes to people who refuse to…
  • Moderation to Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Moderation to Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Moderation Moderation to Lose Weight On the temple of Apollo in Greece is inscribed words translated “moderation in all things.” Even thousands of years ago the ancient Greeks knew the value of moderation. Over the years, people have forgotten this concept. However, if we want to lose weight, we need to embrace and live this concept. Moderation is one of the keys to weight loss. Gluttony is the key to weight gain. Moderation to lose…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Yet Another New Kitchen Toy

    Cammy Chapel
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    I’m pleased to report that we finally got some snow here in Memphis last week. Unfortunately, we got a layer of ice under it, but it still looked pretty. Because it rained (hard!) in the hours before the temps plummeted, the streets couldn’t be treated with brine which meant they were a mess. Memphis doesn’t currently have any snow removal equipment, so if the roads are a mess, they’re going to stay a mess for a while. Especially if the temps are in the teens and twenties. Brrrrr. Yep, a MESS. On the bright side, I had a full choice of lanes in which to drive.
  • Coming Attractions…Maybe

    Cammy Chapel
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    I have found a bright spot in this seemingly endless cycle of grey and rainy/icy/snowy days, so bright that I find it difficult to turn away. The Great British Bake-Off has been around for a few years, but I only became aware of it earlier this year when our local PBS station ran a delayed version of Season 5 as a lead-in to Downton Abbey. I was hooked with the first episode. If you’re unfamiliar, GBBO features amateur cooks competing each week through 3 challenges: a signature bake, a technical challenge, and a show-stopper finale. Judges Paul Hollywood (so handsome!) and Mary Berry…
  • Product Review: Simple Health Global Food Scale

    Cammy Chapel
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    It’s embarrassing to admit this, but when I first started this “healthier living” endeavor, I didn’t really have a clear idea of what made up a normal serving of most foods. I couldn’t have told you what a 4-oz. serving of chicken looked like or whether or not I was eating 3 ounces of potato or 10 ounces. (Back then, I can assure you I was probably eating closer to 10. ) With that in mind, one of the first and most valuable tools I bought for myself was a food scale. I don’t use it all the time, but I do weigh new foods/recipes or do a “portion…
  • Winter Fest 2015

    Cammy Chapel
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Well, we’re finally having a bit of wintry weather here in the South, but only a tiny bit. Sadly, we got ice instead of snow and just enough of that to coat the roads and make driving a bit dicey. Worse than driving is trying to walk on it. Fortunately, we’d had just enough meltage today that I was able to cross the gym parking lot without embarrassing myself. Bonus: I didn’t embarrass myself inside the gym either. Good thing, too, since it was pretty crowded. Like so much of the country, we’ve got snow (minor) and frigid temps forecast for the rest of the week.
  • My Lucky Day

    Cammy Chapel
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    I think I mentioned before that I’ve been running a local Facebook resale group since last summer. It started out a smallish group of about 3000 members that has now tripled in size. I’m usually so busy managing the group that I don’t even have time to shop! But every now and then I have a lucky day and today was one of those days. Meet my new kitchen toy: My usual methods of making fro-yo at home involve either tossing a container of yogurt in the freezer and adding toppings when I serve it or mixing up a bunch of Banana Split Frozen Fruit Cups. Both are quite effective and…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap #MyYoga

    Joyce
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Luna’s favorite spot for drink after we ride. **Disclosure: My Yoga and this post is sponsored by the GaiamTV “One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ― Dale Carnegie Recently, a friend and I were discussing age and mirrors. If you’re over 25 you might relate to this. We discussed how stopping and glancing in the mirror often makes you feel like crap, or even shocked. Why? This has nothing to do with loving ourselves, or self-acceptance, or self-loathing. This is about feeling the same as we did when…
  • Fit for Life: Growth Only Comes from Change

    Joyce
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I need to get Luna her own Gaiam yoga mat. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates **disclosure: This post is sponsored by GaiamTV Sometimes we view change as scary and bad; when it’s forced upon us, it can be. (But that’s a whole other blog post.) I’m talking about evolving by choice. It’s very easy to keep doing what we’ve always done, to keep doing what’s comfortable for us. Whether it’s the way we view exercise, our relationship, our jobs and careers, or even…
  • 3 Steps to Personal Evolution #CommitToYou

    Joyce
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    *Disclosure: Grateful to be working with GaiamTV — on my journey to personal evolution. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson I know, I know. It’s resolution time again, and we all know what that means right? Intentions and goals that fall flat, or worse — never even get off the ground. According to statistics, about 60% of resolutions fail. But wait! Doesn’t that mean 40% are successful? That would be 4 out of 10 people. That’s 4 people whose lives are…
  • Your Most Powerful Health Coach is You — and Your Smartphone

    Joyce
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    My Health Coach and Partner We often think in terms of short-term goals. Not that that’s necessarily bad, but long-term health is more than a few small goals accomplished occasionally. It’s many small actions done consistently over time. It’s easy to be short-sighted and just have in mind an upcoming event as a goal. But short-term goals are just that — short-term. Keeping up with long-term goals is obviously not as easy as keeping up with a short-term goal. This got me thinking: what can we use that’s in our everyday lives that would easily serve us in…
  • Whole and Healthy: Variety Creates a #BalancedYou

    Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Riley in her best downward dog I think battling boredom has been a struggle in my pursuit of a healthy life. But it’s also been a blessing in disguise. That’s why I was super excited *disclosure* -> when I had the opportunity to work with GaiamTV and @MyYogaOnline. I felt a instant connection with their philosophy and the content they share. I’ve always loved yoga and done random classes over the years, but I personally needed more direction and guidance. I wanted to add yoga to my quiver of healthy choices. This made me think of why I felt the need to learn yet another…
 
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    Fitho » Health Myths Exposed and Busted- Important Information, Tips and More

  • 5 so called Healthy Foods that Aren’t Exactly Healthy

    Meghna Basu
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:26 am
    Next time you walk into the grocery store, do a small experiment. Pick 10 foods and look at their packaging. Most of those packages will probably have a ‘health benefit’ listed on them. Over time, many of these foods have naturally been associated with healthy eating. Here’s a list of common 7 ‘myths’ that we...Read More
  • 5 Exercises That Don’t Actually Help You Burn Fat

    Meghna Basu
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:21 am
    You would think that if you were exercising, it would make a dent in your fat loss. But that’s not always the case. Not all exercises are made equal, and some are literally useless at helping you burn any significant calories. Here’s a list of the top 5. But before we get into those infamous...Read More
  • Full Day Diet to Detox After Partying

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    One Full Day Detox Diet After Partying During festivals and parties, we all give our diet plans a break. And rightfully so! There is so much delicious food and drink around. Who wants to just eat lettuce and sip water & ice, all night, when there is carb loaded, deep fried and boozed up goodness...Read More
  • Is Aloe Vera Juice Good for Health?

    Bhawna Gupta
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    Commercially many people promote packed aloe vera juice as a healthiest drink ever because of many health benefits that it possesses. But how healthy is your packed aloe vera juice as compared to fresh juice? Also, excess of anything can be bad for your health so even do aloe vera juice. Let us find out...Read More
  • Are low carb diet healthy?

    14 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Are carbohydrates your weight loss enemy? Why don’t people hate them so much and do low carbohydrate diets really help in weight loss? Lets find out why we should not be so scared of them. Carbohydrates are the main source of fuel for our body. You need them every day in recommended levels to carry...Read More
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Why Bottled Water May Be MORE Fattening Than Soda

    BeWellBuzz
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com It may be hard to believe, but plastic can make you fat. Canned foods, bottled water, and basically any food that’s wrapped in plastic contains a toxic plastic residue called “BPA”, which has been proven to mess with your hormones like estrogen. And hormone disruption equals Fat gain and increased size of your fat cells Excessive menopausal symptoms Water retention Bloating So, in order to avoid screwing up your fat-burning hormones with plastic, most people think the only thing you have to do is to stick with “BPA-free” plastic bottles, packagings and…
  • Could Cancer’s Favorite Building Block Be Right Under Your Nose (And On Your Dinner Plate)?

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We all love our sweets from dark chocolate to buttercream frosting.  The lure of sugar is undeniable. In 1907, the average consumption of sugar per person was about 90 pounds per year.1  In 2009, more than 50 percent of Americans eat ½ pound of sugar per day, that’s a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year! Worldwide annual consumption of sugar is about 120 million tons, and rising by 2 million tons per year.  Even as sugar consumption grows around the globe, so does the public awareness that we’re getting fatter and sicker with every passing decade. Based on…
  • 9 Amazing Benefits Of Diatomaceous Earth

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com You may have heard about Diatomaceous Earth, but did not know what it is and its numerous benefits. Don’t worry as we provide you all the information about Diatomaceous Earth, or Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth to be more precise, you will ever need. So, just read on… What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous Earth, also known as diatomite, D.E., or kieselguhr, is the fossilized remains of Diatoms, or algae, one-celled plants. Some Diatoms are fresh water based, while others are salt water based. Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth is fresh-water based algae that…
  • Is Your Dog a Private Detective?

    Audrey Yeardley
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com When Doctor Claire Guest, a scientist and psychologist in animal behaviour decided to follow up a letter published in 2004, in “The Lancet” and written by a retired orthopaedic surgeon (on the ability of some dogs to detect bladder cancer) she didn’t know that her own (a Labrador named Daisy) was to save her life some five years later, when she sniffed out a cancerous cyst. One day, in 2009, Daisy had suddenly begun to stare at Doctor Guest’s chest and then to prod her several times, before walking away. Later that afternoon, she had become aware of soreness…
 
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Aromahead Weekly: Free Aromatherapy Recipes

    Andrea Butje
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    One of the best ways to get to know essential oils is by spending time with them and using them in different kinds of recipes. That’s why I created Aromahead Weekly—a free weekly email series that explores one essential oil a month. Each month includes four (sometimes five) emails that introduce you to different aspects of the oil’s personality, and new recipes to bring out that personality in fun ways! If you’d like to receive Aromahead Weekly, just CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! It’s completely free, and it’s a great way to deepen your knowledge about essential oils you may not be so…
  • Spring is here! Time to look to aromatherapy for allergy relief.

    Andrea Butje
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    My favorite ways to use aromatherapy for allergy relief Allergies can occur all year round. But every year around this time, I get more people than usual asking me about aromatherapy for allergy relief. I’ve written a lot of blog posts about this very topic, and have even hosted webinars to teach people how to use aromatherapy for allergy relief. You can check out my list of blog posts about it here. There are recipes geared specifically toward different kinds of allergy troubles—like respiratory issues, headaches, and dust mites. Find a few blends that work for you and make your own…
  • How To Treat Baby Acne Naturally

    Andrea Butje
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Treat baby acne naturally with this gentle spray you can make at home. Babies have quite a life. They’re brand new, and so little in a big world! On top of all the new experiences they have to adjust to, some of them develop acne on their little faces, arms, legs, and bottoms. No fun! There are a lot of baby acne remedies you can find in stores, but some of the ingredients in those products can be harsh. You can treat baby acne naturally with remedies that are gentle, nourishing, and healing. Here’s one of my favorite recipes to share with new moms and dads! It makes 1 oz (30 ml) of baby…
  • Make Natural Hand Cleanser Gel for Kids and Caretakers

    Andrea Butje
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Make natural hand cleansing gel that won’t dry out your skin. Hand cleansing gel is such a great thing, especially if you work with kids! I know that lots of moms and dads send their kids off with little bottles of hand sanitizer—it’s one more thing they can do to keep their kids healthy. Caretakers and teachers often reach for the hand sanitizer, too. It’s a good idea in environments where germs are easily spread. But I have noticed that most hand sanitizers are alcohol based, and are very drying to skin. This is rough enough with one or two uses, but if you use it very often, it…
  • Four Important Points About Essential Oil Safety

    Andrea Butje
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve written about essential oil safety in the past, but I always think it’s a topic worth revisiting. Essential oils come from plants, but this doesn’t mean every essential oil is right for every person. They are very concentrated substances, and while they do have amazing health-supporting qualities, they should always be treated with respect. So here are four important essential oil safety guidelines to support your aromatherapy blending! 1. Keep essential oils away from your eyes and ears. Anyone who has gotten Peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita) too close to their eyes can tell you…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • The Power of Persistence in Achieving Your Dreams

    Larry Lewis
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    The Power of Persistence in Achieving Your Dreams was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living “The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.” Cecil B. DeMille One of the key elements that will enable any person to achieve their dreams is the power of persistence. Many of life’s success stories demonstrate the trait of persistence and a never give up philosophy. This mentality shows a clear, unswerving hunger and desire. Persistence is defined as “the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of…
  • 10 Things I Have Come To Realise In The Year Since My Mother Past Away

    Larry Lewis
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    10 Things I Have Come To Realise In The Year Since My Mother Past Away was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living This post is dedicated to my mum Paula Lewis and to all the mums and dads who are greatly missed. I would like to start by saying that this isn’t a typical day for me or a usual sad story about losing a loved one. Today, as I write this on Sunday 22nd February, marks the first anniversary of the passing of my mother. Can it really be 365 days since her death and her battle with the dreadful effects of dementia finally came to an end? The first few days I remember feeling…
  • The Ultimate Goal Achievement Process

    Larry Lewis
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Ultimate Goal Achievement Process was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Find out more about the Single Page Plan Are you somebody who consistently fails to reach your goals? The reason for this is more than likely to be that you see goal setting as the whole process, rather than just part of the process. Today I would like to introduce you to the single page plan, what I believe to be the ultimate goal achievement process, and explain to you how it works. Setting effective goals is essential, achieving them is life changing, but unless you have a process to use to help you then…
  • What is your magnificent obsession?

    Larry Lewis
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    What is your magnificent obsession? was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living To many people feel their life is empty. Day by day they go through the motions, slowly watching time go by. They don't get any enjoyment from their work but have to put the time in to make the money they need to live. But live is about all they do. With very little excitement, joy or happiness life just trudges on. I know how hard things can be. I've experienced living through a period where everything just seemed fantastic almost perfect. Owning an amazing home being with my 2 beautiful children and with the…
  • How To Tell If You’re Wasting Your Time

    Larry Lewis
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    How To Tell If You’re Wasting Your Time was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living As a professional life coach I have many clients and most of them have a nasty habit in common and that is wasting time. So it begs the question, how to tell if you’re wasting your time? Fortunately there is a way you can overcome this issue and I’m going to share with you today, an exercise which will show you if you’re wasting your time during your daily routine. So why do you so often forget or neglect to spend time organising your daily schedule? The most common excuse I hear people give for…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • Most Seniors Remain Highly Satisfied with their Sex Lives

    Dana
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It’s not something we often talk about, but senior citizens have experienced a considerable improvement in their sex lives since the 1970s. A doctoral thesis by Nils Beckman at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that 6 out of every 10 women and 7 out of every 10 men over 70 are highly satisfied with their sex lives. Based on data from the large H70 and women’s population studies, researchers at the University of Gothenburg Center for Aging and Health (AgeCap) have examined the sexual attitudes of senior citizens and identified the factors that determine whether or not they remain…
  • Children and Teens Offer Suffer in Silence with Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Dana
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Chronic inflammatory bowel disease is a misunderstood, yet very serious condition. Every year, up to 1470 children and adolescents in Germany develop the disease. But chronic inflammatory bowel disease is mostly diagnosed too late in these patients, as Stephan Buderus, Dietmar Scholz, and colleagues show in an original article in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. The average delay between initial symptoms and diagnosis is four to six months. In most cases, the inflammation will by then have spread further. The most common types of chronic inflammatory bowel disease are…
  • Sleep Is a Must for Healthy Sexual Desire

    Dana
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Want to have a more satisfying sex life? All you need to do is make sure you’re getting the recommended amount of sleep. In a study of 171 women, those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day. Reflecting sleep’s impact on sexual desire, each additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of sexual activity with a partner by 14%. Sleep was also important for genital arousal, such that women who slept longer on average experienced fewer problems with vaginal arousal than women who obtained less sleep. “The influence of sleep on…
  • Speech Analysis Key to Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dana
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Alzheimer’s disease is the most significant cause of dementia in the elderly: it affects over 35 million people worldwide. It is reckoned that Alzheimer’s could reach epidemic proportions in developed countries unless therapies to cure or prevent it are obtained. The ELEKIN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is working to develop various non-invasive methodologies for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. One of the ELEKIN group’s lines of research is biomedical engineering. They are developing biosignal analysis systems to help…
  • Combating Chronic Disease Through Better Health Care Delivery

    Dana
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    By 2020, it is estimated that 48% of the total population will be living with a chronic disease. Chronic disease accounts for 7 of every 10 deaths in the United States and more than 75% of total health care costs. In an article published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers discuss how existing health care delivery models are poorly constructed to manage chronic disease. “Chronic disease has become the great epidemic of our time,” comment authors Richard V. Milani, MD, Ochsner Clinical School – University of Queensland School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, and Carl J.
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    BitterSweet

  • Food Photo Friday: Street Eats

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Falafel Pocket Sandwich and Banana Milkshake from The Flying Falafel Tempeh Buffalo Wingz from Southern Fried Vegan Beer and “Cheese” Potato Skins from S&M Vegan Veggie Sushi Burrito from Sushi Taka Snap Pea Fries from Dusty Buns Farmers Market Salad from Hella Vegan “Chicken” and Waffles from Hella Vegan Vegetable Lumpia from No Worries Eggplant and Soy Chicken Adobo from No Worries
  • Silent Sunday: Hey Ms. DJ

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Makeup, hair, and wardrobe by Melisser Eliott. Modeling by Strummer and Melisser.
  • Miyoko’s Kitchen, Part Two: Cutting the Cheese

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    Before embarking on a cheese-tasting journey, one must will themselves to forget everything previously assumed about the essential experience of vegan cheese. Erase those early memories of eating yellow-colored wax back in the early 90’s, concocting funky wallpaper paste in home kitchens during fits of DIY determination, and even the reasonably melted shreds smothering dairy-free pizzas today. Even as a cheese-lover in a previous life, the flavors contained in these small, simple packages are a step up from anything I had enjoyed as a child. With or without that frame of reference,…
  • Behind the Scenes at Miyoko’s Cheese Factory

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Never underestimate the power of one industrious nut… And all of the cashews that she employs, too! All jokes aside, vegan author, entrepreneur, and luminary Miyoko Schinner has a genuinely tenacious work ethic, working tirelessly to bring her creative visions to life. There are plenty of dreamers with bold ideas that never see the light of day, but Ms. Schinner wouldn’t back down in the face of impossible odds, launching the only cheese factory of its kind in the San Francisco bay area. Nut cheeses of all colors and stripes are now emerging on the market, but I can’t find a…
  • Pi Day, Gone to the Dogs

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Pushed to the back of my recipe archives, this one has been a long time coming. Despite the fact that the results were well-received, immediately devoured with glee and appreciation, it didn’t seem worthy of sharing on this public platform. Why withhold this treat from others, designed for the four-legged friends among us, who truly don’t receive their fair share of culinary attention in the first place? I was disappointed with the photos. Such a silly, shallow, and misconstrued excuse. Now I treasure these images. There’s no “action shot” as I had envisioned,…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice

  • #313: Vegan Bulletproof Coffee & Vegan Bone Broth, Can HRV Be Too High, Are Tesla Cars Healthy & Much More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Mar 25, 2015 Podcast: Can Your Heart Rate Variability Be Too High, Vegan Bone Broth and Vegan Bulletproof Coffee, Natural The post #313: Vegan Bulletproof Coffee & Vegan Bone Broth, Can HRV Be Too High, Are Tesla Cars Healthy & Much More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • The Best Exercises For Your Body’s 7 Trouble Spots.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    A while back over at Get-Fit Guy’s Quick & Dirty Tips I wrote a two-part series telling you how to The post The Best Exercises For Your Body’s 7 Trouble Spots. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • The Crucial Do’s And Don’ts Of Heavy Metal Testing And Metal Detoxification.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    21 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Heavy metals are no joke (and despite popular belief, they’re not invisible, woo-woo compounds that only biohackers worry about). In a The post The Crucial Do’s And Don’ts Of Heavy Metal Testing And Metal Detoxification. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • #312: How To Increase Testosterone And Decrease Estrogen, Meditation To Replace Sleep, The New Gluten Study And More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Mar 11, 2015 Podcast: How To Make A Wart The post #312: How To Increase Testosterone And Decrease Estrogen, Meditation To Replace Sleep, The New Gluten Study And More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • Episode #312 – Full Transcript

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    Podcast #312 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2015/03/312-how-to-increase-testosterone-and-decrease-estrogen-meditation-to-replace-sleep-the-new-gluten-study/ [0:00:00]   Introduction: In this episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast: How To Increase Testosterone and The post Episode #312 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 17 Awesome Healthy Eating Tips from Anytime Fitness Members

    Anytime Fitness
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet with healthy eating tips from Anytime Fitness members. The post 17 Awesome Healthy Eating Tips from Anytime Fitness Members appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Quick Workout: 15-Minute Arm Circuit

    Luke Andrus
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's time to get to the gym to tone your arms and we've got the perfect 15-minute arm circuit that will help get you summer ready! The post Quick Workout: 15-Minute Arm Circuit appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 4 Great Reasons Why You Need a Workout Buddy

    Shannon Fable
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you find yourself lacking motivation to get to the gym, we have four truly awesome reasons to get a workout buddy in your life. The post 4 Great Reasons Why You Need a Workout Buddy appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Recipe: Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Carly Sippel
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Experience take out without the processed junk and MSG with our Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken that's out of this world tasty! The post Recipe: Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Beginner’s 10-Week Half Marathon Training Program

    Shelly Stael von Holstein
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    A 10-week training schedule perfect for the novice or beginner half-marathoner. The post Beginner’s 10-Week Half Marathon Training Program appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Honoring Women: 3 Powerful Influencers Who Helped Shape Dr. Bailey

    Tammy Cario
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.  ~ Myra Pollack Sadker March is National Women’s History month, a time when we celebrate women who have accomplished great things for the world and for humanity. It’s important to know our history – both the famous men we learn about in school, AND also the women who inspire us to do more and be more. History helps us learn who we are, but when we don’t know our own history, our power and dreams are immediately diminished. ~National Women’s History Project Learning about…
  • The Myth of Getting a “Base Tan” from a Tanning Bed

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    To tan or not to tan, that is the question… Should you get a “base tan” from tanning beds before spring break? Will it help prevent a sun burn? Is it a “safe” tan? The answers are No, No, No!!  AND, you need to know WHY. Tanning bed rays are UVA and they will wrinkle your skin like a basset hound in no time. Tanning bed UV rays will also spot your skin up like a dalmatian The basset hound-dalmatian skin is PERMANENT, meaning you’ll have it for the rest of your life! Let me explain. UVA is the ray in tanning beds; it’s also out in the morning and late…
  • How Care for the Sentive Skin Under Your Eyes

    Angela
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever applied products to your face to find it burns or stings on your under-eye skin? Do you know how to care for your under-eye skin? The skin below your eyes has its own set of skin care “rules.” It’s uncommonly sensitive, thin, and for better or worse, is often a window into your overall vitality for others to see. Have you had someone say to you “Are you okay? You look tired today,” just because the skin under your eyes is a little puffy or the under-eye circles are darker than normal for some reason? Understanding how to care for the skin under your…
  • Dr. Bailey’s 5 Best Makeup Practices for Your Skin

    Angela
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever been so tired at night that you went to bed without washing off your makeup and the next day your eyes felt gritty and your skin looked horrible?  Have you ever had trouble getting your trusted favorite makeup to look good on your skin? You use makeup to enhance your facial features and to cover complexion imperfections. When makeup becomes the problem or it fails to work, you can feel at an utter loss. It may not be the makeup that’s failing, it may be the way you are applying or removing it that’s the problem.   Know the best practices for using makeup and…
  • Best Products to Stop the Clock on the Aging of Your Skin!

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
      Stopping the clock on your skin’s aging is easier than turning it back. No matter what your age, you want to jump into this process because, trust me, your skin looks better now than it will in five years. Know that stopping the clock isn’t just about your skin’s appearance. Age makes skin more fragile, more prone to injury, and more susceptible to eczema, as well as itch. Intervene now and have strong, resilient, and comfortable skin for years to come. You will be lowering your risk of skin cancer too as a side benefit. My top clock-stopping beauty tips are a…
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Treatment for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Knee pain is a common problem for both athletes and non-athletes. For someone who has not been involved in a traumatic injury, a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) may be the problem. PFPS goes by several other names, including chondromalacia patella, patellar pain syndrome, and anterior knee pain.   What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome refers to pain at the front of the knee, in and around the kneecap. (The kneecap, or patella, is the triangle-shaped bone at the front of the knee joint. The pain usually is accompanied by tenderness along…
  • Study shows Improvement with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Everyone knows what it’s like to be tired, but those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are more than just tired all of the time. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome leaves its sufferers exhausted to the point that even a short walk around the block will send them to bed too worn out to even do what it takes to live a normal life–and yet they used to run several miles a day. The big problem is that this exhaustion goes on and on, day in and day out for months or even years.   How Many Are Affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates…
  • Knee Injury Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Anyone who has ever experienced knee pain knows how much if affects everything we do, from simple tasks such as sitting and walking, to more complex ones such as completing an obstacle course.  Although incredibly complex and sturdy, the knee is more prone to injury than any other bony structure in the body other than the spine.  In fact, there are actuallymany different causes of knee pain.  These different causes of knee pain result in slightly different kinds of pain that can require very different types of treatment.   ACL, MCL and Meniscus Tears The two most common causes of…
  • Restless Leg Syndrome and Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Restless Leg Syndrome, also recently renamed Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED), is a neurological condition associated with abnormal sensations in the legs. The disorder affects more than 5 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Typically, the sensations appear when an individual is trying to relax, or sitting for long periods. Moving diminishes the sensations, but in the evening and during sleep, symptoms worsen, according to the Mayo Clinic. Additionally, studies have shown that the severity of the pain and the…
  • Treatment for Short Leg Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Some patients may be unaware that one of their legs is shorter, which is medically referred to as Limb Length Discrepancy or Short Leg Syndrome. This usually causes problems in their knees, pelvis, back and neck. There are a number of reasons for this. Some of the leg length differences are permanent or “anatomical” and some of them are reversible or “functional”.  Both types of short leg can cause increased stresses to the pelvis and lumbar spine, often resulting in low back, buttock, hip and leg pain. Many medical researchers have concluded that even a few…
 
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    (((OrthoStreams))) orthopedic industry news and comprehensive lists

  • AAOS: AJRR Launches Total Joint Replacement Risk Calculator

    T
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    AJRR Launches Total Joint Replacement Risk Calculator (AAOS) A gift from Ortho Apps helps the orthopaedic profession The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) recently received the Total Joint Replacement (TJR) Risk Calculator by Ortho Apps, a collaborative of Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and the University of California, San Francisco. The risk calculator is making its […]
  • Prophylactic knee brace reduces peak ACL strain during landing in a high-risk athlete.

    T
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Prophylactic knee brace reduces peak ACL strain during landing in a high-risk athlete (Sage Journals) Can a knee brace reduce the strain in the anterior cruciate ligament? A study using combined in vivo/in vitro method Gajendra Hangalur Elora Brenneman Micah Nicholls Ryan Bakker Andrew Laing Naveen Chandrashekar University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada Naveen Chandrashekar, University […]
  • AAOS: FABER distance test can be a simple screen for femoroacetabular impingement

    T
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    FABER distance test can be a simple screen for femoroacetabular impingement (AAOS)               Session: 421-435-Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy IV Location Venetian Ballroom D Presentation Number: Paper 423 Title: Relationship Between the Faber Distance Test and the Radiographic Alpha-angle in Patients with FAI Classification: +Hip and Pelvis (including hip arthroscopy) (Sports Med/Arthro) Keywords: […]
  • AAOS: Cobalt Chrome Spine Implants in Kids Set Off Airport Alarms

    T
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Cobalt Chrome Spine Implants in Kids Set Off Airport Alarms (MedPageToday) But stainless steel devices were invisible to TSA metal detectors. LAS VEGAS — Children with cobalt chrome spinal fusion implants, but not stainless steel, triggered airport security alarms 24% of the time,researchers reported here. Out of 50 pediatric spinal fusion patients, 24% of those with […]
  • AAOS: Minimalist Running Shoes May Need Longer Transition

    T
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    AAOS: Minimalist Running Shoes May Need Longer Transition (DoctorsLounge) A new study suggests that runners over the age of 30 who transition from traditional running shoes to minimalist shoes should do so cautiously to avoid injury. The findings are scheduled to be presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • When you have a family history of heart disease

    Carolyn Thomas
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    I had no family history of heart disease before my own heart attack. And cousins, uncles or grandparents don't count! Your cardiac risk factors may include a family history of heart disease only if your Dad or your brother had a cardiac event before age 55, or if your Mum or sister had one before age 65.
  • Yet another cardiac risk calculator? My response in the British Medical Journal

    Carolyn Thomas
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    I was contacted by Juliet Dobson at the British Medical Journal recently, who asked me for a heart patient's perspective on a new cardiovascular risk calculator, just launched by the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS). Here's what I wrote...
  • Post-Traumatic Growth: how a crisis makes life better – or NOT

    Carolyn Thomas
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    There's an ancient tradition that claims great good can come from great suffering - or does it? Here's why I just don't buy it . . .
  • Do we need to change the name of cardiac rehab?

    Carolyn Thomas
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    Despite its known evidence-based benefits for heart patients, why are so few of us attending/completing a cardiac rehabilitation program after we leave hospital? Cardiologist Dr. Gina Lundberg wonders if perhaps even the name cardiac "rehab" might simply be off-putting for some patients and their physicians. Should we change the name?
  • Patient bloggers at health conferences: ‘real’ journalists?

    Carolyn Thomas
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Do patient bloggers like me deserve a press pass to cover medical conferences for our online readers? The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress thinks so, and offers media accreditation to qualified patient bloggers, explaining: "We see patient bloggers as valuable contributors to sharing health and science information, and in engaging others in the conversation."
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    Rifton RSS Feed

  • A Quiet Giant Among Us

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    As an advocate for people with disabilities, Jean Vanier’s powerful words must be heard.
  • Great Strides with the Rifton TRAM

    12 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    The success story of a young TBI patient who can now actively participate in daily activities with the help of the Rifton TRAM.
  • Community Action at its Finest

    9 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    A few lucky winners received an adaptive tricycle at the Great Bike Giveaway and one community rallied to make dreams come true for more.
  • Special Colors for Special People

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Colors are fun! Now you can choose from 6 different shades to make your Rifton Activity Chair all the more special.
  • Heads Up!

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    For a child with disabilities, a standing device can help them see the world in a whole new way.
 
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Morgan Fairchild Joins SMCI in DC for IOM Report Briefing

    Leigh Reynolds
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
          On March 25, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative will host a briefing on the Institute of Medicine report in Washington, D.C. The briefing, which will include media, congressional leaders and executive branch decision-makers, is intended to further the IOM report momentum and turn the report into action, particularly by urging additional federal research funding.   The briefing will feature three speakers: Morgan Fairchild, Actress, Activist and Former Patient Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, Chair of the IOM Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic…
  • Guest Blog: Dr. Lucinda Bateman on the Discussion Surrounding the IOM Report

    Leigh Reynolds
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Lucinda Bateman, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and management of unexplained chronic fatigue, ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. She is the cofounder of OFFER, the Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research, an organization that began in 2001, when Dr. Bateman realized that there was a great need to provide support to those in our community who deal daily with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia. Dr. Bateman served on the Instituteof Medicine committee that produced the recent reportBeyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness. In this guest blog post…
  • Guest Blog: Changing the Conversation – IOM Report Sparks Re-evaluation of ME/CFS in the Media

    Leigh Reynolds
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    We took a huge leap forward this week in defining, legitimizing and ultimately finding a cure for ME/CFS. On Tuesday, the Institute of Medicine issued a forceful report that sharpened and simplified the illness’ diagnostic criteria, legitimized it as physical, not psychological, and recommended a new name designed to more accurately capture the defining traits as currently supported in the research: Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID). The IOM committee that conducted the study over an 18-month period also stressed in its report that more research was “urgently needed.” The…
  • Pearls of Wisdom from a CFS Physician, part 3

    Leigh Reynolds
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:50 pm
    By Lucinda Bateman, MD In this 3-part blog series, Dr. Bateman brings you some of her pearls of wisdom on treatment of ME/CFS, honed in her many years of caring for thousands of ME/CFS patients… Lucinda Bateman, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and management of unexplained chronic fatigue, ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. She is the cofounder of OFFER, the Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education and Research and has served on the Solve ME/CFS Initiative’s Board of Directors in the past. In 2015, Dr. Bateman will be the lead clinical investigator on the $500,000 research study awarded…
  • IOM Report Released – Recommends New Diagnostic Criteria, Calls for More Research, and Proposes New Disease Name

    Leigh Reynolds
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Today, the Institute of Medicine released its much anticipated report, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Redefining an Illness”. The report put forth four key recommendations: HHS should develop a toolkit appropriate for screening and diagnosing patients with ME/CFS in a wide array of clinical settings in which these patients are encountered… -  The committee put forth new diagnostic criteria that is far less complicated and more readily deployed in the clinical setting. A simpler criteria will lead to better, faster diagnosis. The new criteria is based on 4…
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    Health Blog

  • Decoding Nutrition Infographic

    Health Blog
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    Research shows that higher-protein meals increase perceived appetite as well as satiety in obese and overweight men while undergoing a weight loss program. According to the research, higher-protein intake resulted in greater satiety during the entire day and also morning appetite and late night appetite reductions in comparison to a normal protein diet. Other...
  • Tai Chi Reduces Risk Of Falls In Stroke Survivors

    Health Blog
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    According to research, Tai Chi could reduce risk of falls in stroke survivors. It is a martial art form which originated in ancient China. Tai Chi involves relaxed breathing, physical movements as well as mental concentration. In comparison to survivors getting usual care or taking part in a national exercise program, individuals practicing Tai...
  • Omega-3 and Vitamin D Could Help Clear Alzheimer’s Amyloid Plaques

    Health Blog
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    Researchers have determined how omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D3 can boost the immune system’s capability to remove the brain of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers discovered signaling networks and key genes regulated by the omega-3 fatty acid DHA and also vitamin D3 which can help manage inflammation and greatly...
  • 7 Powerful Foods to Fight Cancer

    Health Blog
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Tomatoes Tomatoes are an excellent dietary source of lycopene, a phytochemical molecule known as a carotenoid, which is responsible for the vibrant red, orange and yellow colours of a lot of vegetables and fruits. Lycopene is probably the carotenoid which has potentially the most powerful impact on the fight against cancer. Although most studies...
  • Health Effects Of Caffeine Infographic

    Health Blog
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Maternal nutrition is essential for a developing embryo as well as the health of the child in the future. Supplementing with certain vitamins has proven to improve health of the fetus, one example is folic acid, which lowers the risk of spina bifida. On the other hand not everything an expectant mother might consume...
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Technology will Revolutionize Healthcare Delivery!!

    Dr. Ketki Sapre
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Thanks to technology, buying the best phone or the best camera in today’s world has become so easy! But this does not hold true for healthcare, which is one of the most prime necessities of people nowadays. Lack of access …
  • Why Dr. Google may not be an Answer to All Your Health Problems?

    Editor
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:55 pm
    In today’s technology driven world, you can get information about everything possible on the internet. Whether you want to find information about any medical condition, or if you want to know the exact location of a nearby restaurant/ cafe, or …
  • Online Consultation in Psychiatry, Psychological Counselling & Mental Health

    Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    Dr. Shefali Batra is one of the top/leading Psychiatrists all over the world. She practices in India as well as in the USA. Dr. Shefali is one of the panel doctors on MediAngels wherein she provides online consultation to Psychiatry …
  • Second Opinion From MediAngels.com Prevented 44% Unnecessary Surgeries In Patients

    Editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:16 am
    The Times of India article, all editions, covered on 4th January 2015, showcased the MediAngels data – More than 44% of patients who sought medical second opinion from the Best Doctors on MediAngels.com, avoided unnecessary intervention & surgery. Do you …
  • Always ask – Do I Really Need Surgery?

    Editor
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    An 80 year old businessman, was advised a Coronary Angioplasty. Except for having high BP problem and high cholesterol, he was hale & hearty; and leading a healthy lifestyle. After seeking a Second Opinion from one of MediAngels Cardiologists, this man was saved from the physical, mental & monetary trauma of an unnecessary surgical procedure!
 
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    Salud y Belleza

  • ¿Por Qué Tener Un Perro en la Familia?

    salud
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Es de suma importancia tener una mascota en casa, muchas personas no opinan lo mismo y es por eso que se han privado de la dicha de tener un perro en casa. Tener una pequeña mascota le traerá muchas ventajas a toda la familia, no solo porque son una de las mejores compañías para los seres humanos, sino porque también son los mejores cuidadores de su hogar y no permitirán que su familia corra algún tipo de riesgo. Es por este motivo que hemos creado este genial artículo, describiendo los mejores motivos del porque es bueno tener un perro en la familia. Una de las grandes ventajas por…
  • Los Mejores Consejos Para Maquillarse

    salud
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Lo primero que atrae a las adolescentes, aparte de los niños es el maquillaje. Chicas quizás lo tienen en sus genes a ser atraídos por el maquillaje. A ellos les encanta vestirse y les encanta poner en aquellos agentes que parecen imposibles para los muchachos. No es de extrañar, que son tan diferentes! El Internet es un lugar enorme y encontrarás consejos de belleza para las mujeres mayores de todo. Pero hay pocas veces buenos artículos y tal vez hay artículo que profundiza en los consejos de maquillaje para las niñas adolescentes. Los Mejores Consejos De Maquillaje Para Adolescentes…
  • Elimina Esas Ojeras De Una Vez Por Todas

    salud
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Ojeras, Apuesto que pensaste todo lo que necesitaba era una buena noche de sueño, sólo para descubrir que no ayudó en absoluto. Que la verdad sea dicha; sus círculos oscuros del ojo podrían ser el resultado de su composición genética; que ocurre sobre todo entre algunos afroamericanos debido a la alta cantidad de melanina en nuestra piel. Otras causas posibles son el eczema, alergias estacionales y de otro, la falta de sueño, y de la causa el envejecimiento. Dependiendo de lo que está causando sus ojeras es posible que desee considerar la búsqueda de ayuda profesional. A…
  • 5 Maneras Fáciles De Curar Su Acné

    salud
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Muchas personas que sufren de acné en terrible condición irán a sus dermatólogos primero antes de considerar hacer cualquier otra cosa para curar su acné. Cuando van a los dermatólogos, van a gastar cientos de dólares para la visita de un tiempo con el fin de conseguir algunos medicamentos y antibióticos (que les costó unos cien dólares) prescritos. E incluso después de eso, ellos tendrán que visitar los dermatólogos de nuevo con el fin de informar de su condición de regularidad, y al hacerlo, el gasto de más de cientos de dólares en el proceso. He aquí cómo usted puede…
  • 10 Formas Para Deshacerse De La Celulitis

    salud
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    La celulitis siempre ha sido la pesadilla de una mujer y que todos quieren deshacerse de él, independientemente de nuestra edad o el peso. La celulitis se refiere a los parches de la piel con hoyuelos en los muslos, las caderas, las nalgas y otras zonas con depósitos de alto grado en grasas. Es causada por la desigual acumulación de grasa debajo de la piel que causa un efecto de hoyuelos. Aunque no existe una cura específica para la celulitis, hay maneras que pueden ayudar a minimizar su apariencia. Con la inclusión de los alimentos que hidratan la piel, aumenta el colágeno y evitar el…
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    Optimistic Life

  • What Do You Lack in Your Life? [POLL]

    Roman Soluk
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    People always lack something in their lives. Whether it is money, love, friends, experience or time they always find excuses for not being happy. Read also: 50 Ways to Become Happy Right Now However, you should stop complaining. Limitations mean hidden opportunities. Limited resources make you use what you have. Lack of opportunities makes you more creative and thus helps you to improve yourself and to go on growing as a personality. So, when answering the question What do you lack in your life? better choose Optimism as all other answers will only show your negative thinking. Note: There is…
  • Top 4 Yoga Asanas to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Beautiful

    Guest Author
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Yoga is a great way of keeping our body young, fresh and active. It has a great effect on our body, especially heart, lungs and other important organs of our body. Though people are well educated about Yoga, they might miss some important techniques to keep themselves healthy and beautiful. It is completely possible to keep your skin healthy by practicing few popular yoga asanas like Uttanasana, Tadasana, Utkatasana and Bharadvajasana. Apart from regular Gym workouts, one should always try learning these popular yoga asanas for a healthy skin. Our body has a great mechanism when we do…
  • 3 Best Ways to Say “I Love You!”

    Roman Soluk
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman “I Love You!” Saying these three magic words is not an easy thing. Especially, if you’re a girl and if you want to say it first. However no matter if you’re a guy or a girl, if you want to start a relationship or to move it to the next level, take a risk and tell your partner these great words: “I love you!” It may seem so simple, but today more and more people are afraid not only of these words but of their feelings, of being misunderstood by…
  • 10 Traits of a Successful Man

    Roman Soluk
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Women are not looking for a perfect man because of one simple reason – he doesn’t exist. All men have their weaknesses and imperfections. But why do some men attract lots of women, have an awesome career and succeed in all aspects of life, and others don’t? Man’s success depends on many factors, many of them are very individual, but still there are general characteristics of a successful man. Here is the list of some of them… Read also: What It Takes to Be Successful 10 traits of a successful man 1. Fit and healthy body I agree that a man’s personality is…
  • Another 5 Ways to Get Happier

    Roman Soluk
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Since the childhood many people know the myth of happiness. They say that happiness is to be found, that you have to fight for the happiness, etc. But the truth of life may shock you! And it is that every person has the right to be happy. It’s the same as the right to breathe. You’re not fighting for oxygen, you don’t try to find it or deserve. You just breathe. A similar situation can be with happiness. Can’t you just be happy without a fight? If you start to struggle, you just spend a lot of energy and you forget what it was for. So, how to become happy and enjoy…
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Precision medicine is coming, but not anytime soon

    Beverly Merz
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    President Obama’s announcement of a Precision Medicine Initiative was one of the few items in this year’s State of the Union address to garner bipartisan support. And for good reason. Precision medicine, also known as personalized medicine, offers the promise of health care — from prevention to diagnosis to treatment — based on your unique DNA profile. Who wouldn’t want that? We’ve already had a taste of precision medicine. Relatively low-tech therapies like eyeglasses, orthotic devices, allergy treatments, and blood transfusions have long been personalized for the…
  • Editorial calls for more research on link between football and brain damage

    Patrick J. Skerrett
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Is brain damage an inevitable consequence of American football, an avoidable risk of it, or neither? An editorial published yesterday in the medical journal BMJ poses those provocative questions. Chad Asplund, director of sports medicine at Georgia Regents University, and Thomas Best, professor and chair of sports medicine at Ohio State University, offer an overview of the unresolved connection between playing football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a type of gradually worsening brain damage caused by repeated mild brain injuries or concussions. This condition was first described in a…
  • Early scans for back pain add cost but offer little benefit for seniors

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    Older adults with new back pain usually end up getting a CT scan or MRI. That’s often a waste of time and money and has little or no effect on the outcome, according to a new study from the University of Washington. The results contradict current guidelines from the American College of Radiology. The guidelines say that it’s “appropriate” for doctors to order early MRIs for people ages 70 and older with new-onset back pain, and many doctors do just that. The study followed more than 5,200 men and women over the age of 65 who saw a primary care physician for a new bout…
  • Are you 65 or older? Get two vaccinations against pneumonia

    Gregory Curfman, MD
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:17 am
    If you or a loved one is age 65 or older, getting vaccinated against pneumonia is a good idea — so good that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that everyone in this age group get vaccinated against pneumonia twice. This new recommendation is based on findings from a large clinical trial called CAPiTA, which were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine. Streptococcus pneumoniae, sometimes just called pneumococcus, is a common bacterium that can cause serious lung infections like pneumonia. It can also cause invasive infections of the bloodstream, the tissues…
  • Folic acid, a B vitamin, lowers stroke risk in people with high blood pressure

    Julie Corliss
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    If you’re among the one in three American adults with high blood pressure, be sure you’re getting plenty of the B vitamin known as folate. Doing so may lower your odds of having a stroke, an often disabling or deadly event linked to high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Folate occurs naturally in many foods, but especially green leafy vegetables, beans, and citrus fruits. Here in the United States, add to the list most grain products, including wheat flour, cornmeal, pasta, and rice. They are fortified with the synthetic version of folate, known as folic acid. That’s…
 
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    LITFL

  • Critical Care Collaborative: Keeping it Real

    Chris Nickson
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    LITFL’s Sarah Yong is one of the the medical convenors of a brand new interprofessional symposium called the Critical Care Collaborative: Keeping it Real. It is a joint Victorian ACCCN (Australian College of Critical Care Nurses) and ANZICS interprofessional continuing education day open to all critical care providers including nursing, medical, pre-hospital and allied health. The event will be held in Melbourne on Friday 8th May 2015. Topics to be discussed include: Man Vs Machine: Lucas Vs Human chest compressions Advanced Airway Skills Workshop Paediatric workshops: PETS, The Sick…
  • Support a Delegate (Supadel)

    Chris Nickson
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:03 pm
    I’ve helped sponsor African delegates so that they can attend emergency medicine conferences in affiliated with the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM). I’d like you to consider supporting them too. It is easy to do thank’s to AFEM’s ‘Supadel’ program. Supadel is a unique AFEM initiative that sponsors the attendance of delegates from low and middle income countries at AFEM-affiliated conferences on African soil. The program has been operational for nearly five years, and in this time has allowed numerous Emergency Care professionals without…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 076

    Jeremy Fried
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Welcome to the 76th 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 6 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…
  • LITFL Review 174

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Welcome to the 174th LITFL Review. 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. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week The 15th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM-15) took place from the 17th to the 20th of March. Lots of FOAMy goodness bubbled up from the event, including: A neat summary from…
  • The Deteriorating Patient

    Chris Nickson
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    If you want to know all there is to know about ‘The Deteriorating Patient‘, the Gold Coast is the place to be on July 6th and 7th 2015: Approximately 10% of hospitalised patients will experience a serious adverse event.   To improve the detection, recognition and response to deteriorating ward patients Australian and New Zealand clinicians pioneered Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Medical Emergency Teams.   Two thirds of ICUs in Australia and New Zealand are involved in Rapid Response Systems. Rapid Response Systems are an essential part of our hospital patient safety…
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  • Nutrición y Placer con Manzanas Val Venosta por el Bien de Tu Salud

    Iván de León
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Quien no ha escuchado la frase "one apple a day keeps the doctor away" (una manzana al día mantiene al médico lejos)… pero además, las manzanas nos ayudan a controlar nuestro peso con placer. Es cierto que las manzanas son muy buenas para la salud, pero además son un alimento ideal para mantener una [...]
  • Quieres Adelgazar Comiendo lo que Más Te Gusta, Tienes que Conocer Entulínea

    Mailhyn Cafiero
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    El viernes pasado tuve el inmenso placer de ser invitada a un evento organizado por entulínea, una empresa enfocada en ayudar a aquellas personas interesadas en perder peso y en vivir una vida más saludable (http://www.adelgazaconentulinea.es/). Cuando llegamos, nos explicaron como entulínea nos ayudaba a adelgazar, a muchos nos sorprendió escuchar reiteradamente que se puede [...]
  • Probamos el Sistema de Planchado Perfect Steam de Rowenta

    Iván de León
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Hace unos días te comentaba la diferencia entre los diversos sistemas de planchado, pero hoy te traigo mi experiencia con el centro de planchado Perfect Steam de Rowenta. Haciendo la analogía con coches, estaríamos hablando del Ferrari o Lamborghini de los sistemas de planchado… alta calidad y rendimiento. Prueba del sistema Perfect Steam de Rowenta El [...]
  • Cómo Hacer Realidad tus Deseos Comenzando el Año con Buen Pie

    Iván de León
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    Todos comenzamos el año con entusiasmo y una larga lista de deseos, objetivos y metas. Pero, ¿qué progresos llevas en lo que va de año? Hace unos días que celebramos el Año Nuevo (estoy escribiendo esto el 6 de enero de 2014) y ha pasado casi una semana de ese nuevo comienzo donde todavía tenemos [...]
  • Planchado con Vapor de Alta Presión y Skydiving #RowentaHighPressure

    Iván de León
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    ¿En qué se parecen los centros de planchado Silence Steam de Rowenta al Skidiving? En pocas palabras, ¡Alta Presión! Así es, hoy te quiero contar mi experiencia del jueves 13 de noviembre/2014 en el evento #RowentaHighPressure donde, además de volar en un túnel de viento y pasar un día en compañía de chicas muy agradables, tuve la oportunidad [...]
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    Counselling Connection

  • Practicing unconditional self-acceptance and compassion

    Editor
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
    When discussing happiness, one attitude/belief that deserves special mention is the art of accepting ourselves on an “as is, where is” basis. For us to be peacefully in relationship with our own humanness – our own combination of strengths, growing edges and unique quirks – means to have less stress from the source of our own critical voice. You know the voice: the one that yells at us that we are not _____ (fill in the blank: “slender”, “clever”, “good at business”, etc), or that we have not achieved enough. The more we can truly live from a genuine sense of “I am…
  • DSM-5 updates: Assessment instruments

    Editor
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    We’ve previously published an article with information and resources to help you understand the differences between the DSM-IV and its latest version, the DSM 5. In this post, we turn our focus to DSM-5-relevant instruments to assess clients. With the advent of the DSM-5 in 2013, clinicians wondered if instruments formulated on the basis of the DSM-IV and current in the DSM-IV years would be valid and reliable measures now with the DSM-5 description of personality disorders. A comprehensive review of all measures used to assess personality disorders was undertaken by Furnham, Milner,…
  • Q&A with Toula Gordillo (Clinical Psychologist)

    Editor
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Q. I am a parent in a blended family. We have three boys between us, ranging from 12 to 17 years. The boys are very active, noisy, do little work around the house, spend a lot of time on the computer and playing sport. I am very involved in their lives – spending time with them, trying to understand their generation, and supporting them. My husband thinks I do not have high enough expectations of them and I am inconsistent in terms of discipline. I think he doesn’t spend enough time building the relationship with the boys and he complains that he often feels unappreciated for his…
  • Take your happiness to the next level

    Editor
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    You’ve ticked off all the items on the “Good Life” list: you exercise daily, have a healthy diet with good general health and sufficient sleep, and your interesting job affords you many luxuries. Beyond that, your primary relationship is going well and you enjoy your friends and hobbies. You say you are satisfied, but secretly you know: happiness still eludes you. What has gone wrong? A new take on wellbeing: Gross National Happiness Like increasing numbers of people, you could be waking up to the need to take your happiness quest to the next level. There is a new mindset for happiness…
  • A healthy heart is both physical and emotional

    Editor
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    We all know that we should exercise, eat sensibly, and generally take care of ourselves for good heart health. What might not be as clear is how good emotional health yields good health for the physical heart. With February being Heart Research month, it’s a great time to take a fresh look at how that happens. Love between the molecules There is exciting news! Groundbreaking research from the U.S. National Institute of Health has identified the biological mechanism that allows our emotional health to create good heart health. Candace Pert and her team have found a love affair going on…
 
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • High Blood Pressure Adjustments to Favorite Recipes

    Dorsa
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the first things that people think about when they are diagnosed with high blood pressure is: “What can I eat”? The answer is actually pretty simple, but can seem complicated in the beginning. You can still eat lots of things, including your favorite recipes; you just have to make the recipes healthier. Yes, you can still eat all of your favorite foods, with some pretty minor changes. Eating healthy actually has very little to do with eating sticks and a whole lot to do with making healthier choices. Much of this comes down to making substitutions. There are still likely foods…
  • Holiday Treats That Wont Aggravate Your Diabetes

    Dorsa
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are a wonderful time of friends, family togetherness, giving, and food. Wonderful indeed, but all of those sweets, snacks, and rich foods can be really terrible if you are diabetic. While you might not be able to eat everything in sight, there are still plenty of foods that you can eat, however. If you choose the right holiday treats for diabetes, remember that moderation is the name of the game, you can enjoy all that the holidays have to offer without aggravating your diabetes. Sugar-Free Sweets There are a lot of easy to make as well as store bought sugar free holiday treats…
  • Battle High Blood Pressure with Delicious Meals

    Dorsa
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Eating well with high blood pressure is important to your overall health. However, just because you have to battle high blood pressure and have to eat a healthier diet to maintain it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your meals. In fact, as you focus more on your meal planning and healthy cooking, you might find that you actually enjoy your meals more now. Especially if you have found easy, fun, and delicious recipes that are catered to fit into your high blood pressure diet. Here are some delicious tips to incorporate into your meal planning to battle high blood pressure: Plant Power…
  • Healthy Seasonings, More than Salt and Pepper

    Dorsa
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are two main reasons for understanding this simple principle. One is that you are an adult with an adult palate that can and will enjoy so much more complex flavors than just salt and pepper. The other, and most important reason, is that your health could depend on it. A huge percentage of the population deals with high blood pressure, diabetes, renal disease, and other chronic ailments that largely depend on the right healthy diet, especially one that limits sodium intake. Luckily, you can do without the sodium and get more flavor out of life by skipping the salt and learning what real…
  • Delicious Mediterranean Recipes for Better Heart Health

    Dorsa
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Mediterranean Diet is a primarily plant based way of eating that focuses on whole foods and very little dairy or red meat. The best part of this way of eating is how full of flavor the foods are. The recipes are usually very easy to follow as well, which makes sticking to a healthy heart diet that much easier. Each recipe is for 1-2 servings, but can be easily altered to make more or less. Mediterranean Style Hot Sandwiches These delicious hot sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner because they are fast and easy as well as delicious and filling. You can use a frying pan or, if you…
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Life is full of uncertainty, we've just got to learn to live with it

    Danielle Einstein, Postdoctoral Fellow and Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    While it can make negative events worse, uncertainty also makes positive events more exciting. Disillusion./Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAExperiments dating back to the 1960s show people have less of a reaction to viewing an unpleasant image or experiencing an electric shock when they know it’s coming than when they’re not expecting it. That’s because uncertainty, a long-known cause of anxiety, makes it difficult to prepare for events or to control them. People vary in their desire to minimise uncertainty. Those who react by worrying focus on potential threats and risks such as “what if I…
  • A new generation of streetart for health

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    In a busy world bombarding us with more and more information, at an earlier age, how do we effectively communicate health messages to a wider audience? In the digital age and noise of 2015, how do we connect tomorrow’s health with the ‘under 20s’ of today? In many ways, the answer is a 2.0 approach to health promotion. But for one clinician advocate in the North-East of the USA, the answer and innovation, is quite the reverse. HP: a new generation Health promotion takes many forms. Famously defined in the Ottawa Charter as the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to…
  • Angelina Jolie's surgery got you worried? Here's what you should know about ovarian cancer risk

    Clare Scott, Medical Oncologist and Laboratory Head at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    Jolie Pitt has announced she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to mitigate cancer risk. EPA/Facundo ArrizabalagaFollowing her 2013 announcement in the op-ed pages of The New York Times that she was having a double mastectomy, US actress Angelina Jolie Pitt has published another piece this week discussing her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to mitigate her high genetic risk of cancer. Jolie Pitt carries a faulty BRCA1 gene, which predisposes women to developing breast and ovarian cancer. Three women in her family – her mother, aunt and grandmother…
  • The rule of rescue

    Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health at University of Sydney
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    * This is the first in an occasional series of articles on must-read, indispensible papers in public health. Forty-one years ago when I started working in public health, there was a parable someone would reliably quote in the first hour of any seminar. The 1895 poem The Fence or the Ambulance by Joseph Malines is a paen to prevention, and the importance of building low-cost fences at the top of metaphorical cliffs rather than leaving them unfenced and spending a fortune on ambulances and treatment facilities to care for all those who fall. The parable is more relevant than ever today, with…
  • Orthorexia nervosa: when righteous eating becomes an obsession

    Rebecca Charlotte Reynolds, Nutrition lecturer at UNSW Australia
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:35 pm
    If intrusive thoughts of kale get between you and a good conversation, it's time to reassess how you think about food. Food Thinkers/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAOrthorexia nervosa, the “health food eating disorder”, gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow lifestyle movements such as “raw”, “clean” and “paleo”. American doctor Steven Bratman coined the term “orthorexia nervosa” in 1997 some time after his experience in a commune in upstate New York. It was there he…
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    Medchrome

  • HIV-TB Co-infection : A ticking Time bomb

    Administrator
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:11 pm
    The Association: What we know Tuberculosis (TB) is strongly associated with HIV infection and vice versa. HIV increases the risk of disease reactivation in people with latent TB. HIV is the most powerful risk factor for progression of TB infection to TB disease. The risk of developing tuberculosis... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Sexual addiction Issues & Treatment Options

    Jennifer Smith
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    Sexual addiction, also known as compulsive sexual behavior or hyper sexuality, is far from being an imaginary condition. Sexual compulsivity is a real medical and psychiatric disorder with recognizable symptoms, which can have disastrous consequences on the health and life of the affected person if... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 5 famous Wrestlers with Acromegaly and Gigantism

    Administrator
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    List of Wrestlers or Celebrities who suffered from the pituitary problem,  Endocrine disorder, where there is over secretion of Growth Hormones leading to Gigantism initally ( Tall stature ) followed by Acromeglay ( Coarsening of features ) after the growth plate fuses. They were famous for their... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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    HealthFitPlan.com

  • Ways You Can Feel More Beautiful

    HealthyGirl
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:11 am
    Looking good is important these days, but figuring out just how to look good can be a pain given the number of different products and procedures out there. There are many beauty products to choose from, making it almost confusing when you go to the store. Follow these steps to get the beauty you are craving. You can avoid sun damage to your skin by using a good sunscreen. Look for antioxidants and skincare ingredients when you compare different sunscreens. Those products with nourishing ingredients will benefit your skin in multiple ways. Your cuticles should have Vaseline rubbed into them…
  • Save Time With These Easy Skin Care Tricks

    HealthyGirl
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    TIP! Following a workout or physical activity, you must always bathe or shower to wash away sweat. Using a washcloth to rinse off your face won’t remove all of the pore-clogging oil and bacteria that comes with sweat. Would you like to have beautiful and softer skin?Do you wish your skin with a natural glow?Do you want to protect and balanced? The following advice will provide you with tips can help lead you with glowing and healthy skin. A couple minutes a day can make your skin better than it is now. TIP! Watercress can help reduce pore size, facial skin puffiness and inflammation of…
  • Body Scuplting In Long Island Giving You The Shape You Want

    Lelia Hall
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    It takes a lot of effort to lose weight or to get the shape that you want while maintaining a healthy body mass. There are numerous methods available for a person interested in this. To get better results in a shorter amount of time, you may want to check out the professionals of body scuplting in long island. These experts use surgical techniques to remove fatty deposits that are difficult to otherwise remove while being less invasive than other procedures. Such areas that can be included in the process are the knees, neck, hips, and more. In most cases, it is recommended that a person use a…
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Why Bottled Water May Be MORE Fattening Than Soda

    BeWellBuzz
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com It may be hard to believe, but plastic can make you fat. Canned foods, bottled water, and basically any food that’s wrapped in plastic contains a toxic plastic residue called “BPA”, which has been proven to mess with your hormones like estrogen. And hormone disruption equals Fat gain and increased size of your fat cells Excessive menopausal symptoms Water retention Bloating So, in order to avoid screwing up your fat-burning hormones with plastic, most people think the only thing you have to do is to stick with “BPA-free” plastic bottles, packagings and…
  • Could Cancer’s Favorite Building Block Be Right Under Your Nose (And On Your Dinner Plate)?

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We all love our sweets from dark chocolate to buttercream frosting.  The lure of sugar is undeniable. In 1907, the average consumption of sugar per person was about 90 pounds per year.1  In 2009, more than 50 percent of Americans eat ½ pound of sugar per day, that’s a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year! Worldwide annual consumption of sugar is about 120 million tons, and rising by 2 million tons per year.  Even as sugar consumption grows around the globe, so does the public awareness that we’re getting fatter and sicker with every passing decade. Based on…
  • 9 Amazing Benefits Of Diatomaceous Earth

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com You may have heard about Diatomaceous Earth, but did not know what it is and its numerous benefits. Don’t worry as we provide you all the information about Diatomaceous Earth, or Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth to be more precise, you will ever need. So, just read on… What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous Earth, also known as diatomite, D.E., or kieselguhr, is the fossilized remains of Diatoms, or algae, one-celled plants. Some Diatoms are fresh water based, while others are salt water based. Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth is fresh-water based algae that…
  • Is Your Dog a Private Detective?

    Audrey Yeardley
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com When Doctor Claire Guest, a scientist and psychologist in animal behaviour decided to follow up a letter published in 2004, in “The Lancet” and written by a retired orthopaedic surgeon (on the ability of some dogs to detect bladder cancer) she didn’t know that her own (a Labrador named Daisy) was to save her life some five years later, when she sniffed out a cancerous cyst. One day, in 2009, Daisy had suddenly begun to stare at Doctor Guest’s chest and then to prod her several times, before walking away. Later that afternoon, she had become aware of soreness…
 
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Breathing & Meditation !

    Jim Long
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Meditation is a great option for a healthy body, mind and spirit. In order for meditation to work, you need to breath. You have to make sure that you are doing all the right breathing methods so that you can make it work for your needs. Meditation will help you to relax as you are doing exercises.  [...]
  • 7 Healthy Moves to Increase Your Metabolism !

    Jim Long
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    There are no forms of dieting that could stop you from growing larger. Most are only fads and instead of giving you the results you once hoped for and worked for, they leave you frustrated and well, sometimes hopeless. Well, worry no more. There are these 7 effective moves towards a healthier, sexier you!!! 1) Sleep [...]
  • Preparing Quick and Easy Recipe, Chinese style

    Jim Long
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    Imagine this situation, you are at home during the weekends and you suddenly started craving for Chinese food. But then you remember that your favorite Chinese food that delivers is close during the weekends. You thought of going out and getting some Chinese food but the next restaurant is quite far and you just don’t [...]
  • How to Fail at Weight Loss !

    Jim Long
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Millions of people in America are trying to lose weight without much success. There are many reasons for this failure, although most would rather give up than fix their mistakes. Weight loss is hard! Without a little patience and knowledge about nutrition and exercise, your best weight loss plan may crumble. Learning the top reasons [...]
  • Healthy Options – Yoga and Meditation !

    Jim Long
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Yoga is developing as a part of life. It is a way that you can integrate body poses and breathing exercises with added meditation to give a peace of mind to have peace with the world. Meditation comes from intense concentration, where the individual focuses so thoroughly on a single object that he or she thinks [...]
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    LINKS 4 LIFE ALERTS!

  • To Salt or not to Salt?

    Jasmin Ilkay
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Is this really a question? I love salt, always have and always will. My mother in law would faint at that statement (in fact she almost does every time I add salt to my food) and she is not the only one. Too much dietary sodium can lead to high blood pressure and sodium reduction is a top dietary public health priority. So why do I still use salt so unsparingly?View image | gettyimages.comWell for one, I don't eat a lot of processed foods which is where a bulk of Americans sodium intake comes from. For two, it makes food taste good, and to me, that is high on the priority list. I just got…
  • Wanta Matcha?

    Jasmin Ilkay
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    Green tea has long been recognized as having powerful antioxidant properties. There is strong evidence demonstrating green tea's ability to fight and prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, and release dopamine, the feel-good hormone (Bowden, 2007). There is even some limited evidence suggesting that green tea  stimulates metabolism, lowers blood sugar and may help people lose weight. A potentially healthier alternative to loose leaf green tea is matcha.View image | gettyimages.comMatcha is making headlines this year as a trendy beverage. It is like a powdered version of green tea. It tastes…
  • Turmeric

    Jasmin Ilkay
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Turmeric is typically thought of as a spice in curries that exudes a rich golden color. Turmeric is widely known for it's anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It has been used medicinally for over 4000 years in India. In Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, turmeric is a well-documented treatment for various conditions. Read more details from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) here.View image | gettyimages.comShape Magazine ranked turmeric as one of the top nine biggest nutrition trends of 2015. According to NCBI, the activities of…
  • Promising Pomegranite

    Jasmin Ilkay
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Every year at Thanksgiving, I try variations of staple dishes. This year I decided to incorporate some southern flair to my table in NYC. One of the recipes I found incorporates pomegranates and pomegranate juice to cranberry sauce (see recipe below). I chose this recipe because it sounded good and looked relatively easy to make. However, pomegranates offer more than a twist to traditional canned cranberry relish. This antioxidant rich super food has been reported to improve signs of heart disease, manage arthritis, prevent cancer, control dental plaque and ward off infections.#459142763 /…
  • New Dietary Supplement Better than Vitamin D or Calcium?

    Jasmin Ilkay
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    A study released from Florida State announces a new dietary supplement that could be a better alternative to vitamin D and calcium. Bahram H. Arjmandi, Margaret A. Sitton Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and Director of the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging (CAENRA) at Florida State, studied the impact of the dietary supplement KoACT® versus calcium and vitamin D on bone loss (Florida State, 2014). #150435507 / gettyimages.comKoACT® is a calcium-collagen chelate. This particular chelate is a…
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    Senior Health Memos

  • Strength Training for Seniors

    guest contributor
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Photo by stockimages from freedigitalphotos.net Guest contribution by Tiffany Miller Why is strength training such a great idea for seniors? Can someone in their 80’s really benefit from strength training? Strength training is useful for all ages if done properly. Seniors can benefit from strength training in the areas of muscular degeneration, bone degeneration, and balance. Muscular Degeneration The longer you go without using your muscles, the easier they will suffer from degeneration. Muscular degeneration in older adults is known as sarcopenia. It can show up after the age of 40,…
  • Landscaping Ideas for Seniors

    guest contributor
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Guest contribution by Dane O’Leary Garden therapy has been recommended to treat ailments both physical as well as emotional and to individuals of all ages. Especially for seniors, gardening also provides a productive form of exercise too. Bending, planting, and pruning are great for the body, allowing limbs to stretch and improving circulation. Sunshine is a source of vitamin D while taking part in the natural environment by growing new plant life and helping it to thrive is good for the soul. The benefits of gardening are numerous. Gardening can help keep muscles tones and limbs flexible,…
  • Age-related changes influence your dietary needs and your appetite

    guest contributor
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    This article is contributed by Peter Smith. It is an indisputable fact that as we age our bodies change. Our metabolisms tend to slow down and we slowly get weaker. Good diet and exercise can stave off the majority of these effects but they cannot adjust nature’s cycle. As people mature, they use their body in a different way to when they were younger. Their nutritional needs are different and the whole system is not as good at absorbing important nutrients anymore. An old person’s appetite decreases with age, and his/her dietary needs change too. Here are some of the most common…
  • Live long, live well

    Barry Welford
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    With so many living longer, it is important to do the right things that will give you a full and fulfilling life. Eating right and exercising are key activities in that plan. Even more fundamental is ensuring your finances don’t run out before you are ready to go. The infographic below provides some important considerations that you should take into account. Retiring Well Infographic Presented By One Reverse Mortgage As you go through these financial considerations, don’t forget that with all your life experiences you now have the opportunity to do the things you really would…
  • Top 10 Things to Prepare the House for an Aging Adult

    guest contributor
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    This article is contributed by Charlie Kimball. Just as new parents have to baby-proof their homes for safety, it’s often necessary to elder-proof the home. With a bit of planning and a few accoutrements, the transition can be smooth as silk. Here are the top 10 items that you can install in your home to make it safer for your loved one. Light Bulbs How many times have we said to ourselves, ‘I should pick up light bulbs at the store … only to have none when the lights go out? Good lighting helps prevent falls. Always make sure there’s a supply of bulbs handy. Anti-slip Mats Slips and…
 
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    Primal Toad

  • 15 Paleo Books For Less Than $2 Each

    Todd Dosenberry
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    If you are reading this on Tuesday, March 17 then you are in luck! At this very moment, 15 Paleo books are on sale for either $0.99 or $1.99 each. And they aren’t just randomly selected books. Some of the authors are NY Times Bestsellers! Checkout the list of books that are on sale at this moment: The Paleo Cure The Primal Connection Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook The Zenbelly Cookbook Make Ahead Paleo 52 Healthy Paleo Breakfast Ideas The Paleo Slow Cooker The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook Make it Paleo Paleo Grilling Paleo by Season Merrymaker Paleo…
  • Buck Books Paleo Event Giveaway

    Todd Dosenberry
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Hello from Chicago! You may want to checkout the Paleo Buck Books Event Giveaway that is live right now. The prizes in a coconut shell: Paleo f(x) premiere ticket  10 Bestselling Paleo Cookbooks The Paleo Cure by Chris Kresser The Primal Connection by Mark Sisson $200 Amazon gift card Kasandrinos olive oil, lip balm and soap Kindle Paperwhite Click on this link before it’s too late to enter! One winner will win over $1000 in prizes! Also, round 2 of the Buck Books Paleo Event is coming on March 17!
  • The Problem with Paleo

    Todd Dosenberry
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    The Problem with Paleo is now FREE. However, the price will change soon (as in the price will change in any minute so you may want to click on that first link or this one so you can download the book for free on Amazon). Don’t have a Kindle? No worries! I bet you have a smart phone. If you do, then download the Kindle app. If you don’t, then download the Kindle app on your computer or read the cloud version in your browser. See, all you need is an internet connection. Cheers to that! It’s a super quick albeit worth it read. It lacks depth but discusses the real problem…
  • Join the Simple Travel Hacking Facebook Group

    Todd Dosenberry
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Are you interested in flying to Hawaii for $5? What about Paris for $5? Barcelona for $5? Australia for $100? If yes, then the Simple Travel Hacking Facebook Group is for YOU! I have yet to go overseas but when I randomly decided to check my cost in miles and cash to fly roundtrip to Paris I learned it was just $5. I was definitely stocked by this so I started to check other dates. Some dates were around $50 I think but others were $5. I’ve flown to Hawaii for $5 many times from Chicago. And then flown back to Chicago for $5. Even to Grand Rapids, MI (not a big airport) from Hawaii for…
  • 6 Tips on How to Read 111 Books In 2015 With Ease

    Todd Dosenberry
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Aloha book reader! The following is a continuation of my earlier post: 7 Tips on How to Read 111 Books In 2015 With Ease. 8. Read trilogies If you enjoy the first book of a trilogy then you are more likely to begin reading the second one right away and read it faster since you will be more into it. I LOVE the following trilogies (and larger than trilogies) The Maze Runner Hunger Games Harry Potter Sunset Rising (3rd book due out in January 2015) Marty Singer Mystery Books 9. Skim when you can Many times when I’m reading fiction books I find myself not interested in the current section.
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap #MyYoga

    Joyce
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Luna’s favorite spot for drink after we ride. **Disclosure: My Yoga and this post is sponsored by the GaiamTV “One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ― Dale Carnegie Recently, a friend and I were discussing age and mirrors. If you’re over 25 you might relate to this. We discussed how stopping and glancing in the mirror often makes you feel like crap, or even shocked. Why? This has nothing to do with loving ourselves, or self-acceptance, or self-loathing. This is about feeling the same as we did when…
  • Fit for Life: Growth Only Comes from Change

    Joyce
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I need to get Luna her own Gaiam yoga mat. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates **disclosure: This post is sponsored by GaiamTV Sometimes we view change as scary and bad; when it’s forced upon us, it can be. (But that’s a whole other blog post.) I’m talking about evolving by choice. It’s very easy to keep doing what we’ve always done, to keep doing what’s comfortable for us. Whether it’s the way we view exercise, our relationship, our jobs and careers, or even…
  • 3 Steps to Personal Evolution #CommitToYou

    Joyce
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    *Disclosure: Grateful to be working with GaiamTV — on my journey to personal evolution. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson I know, I know. It’s resolution time again, and we all know what that means right? Intentions and goals that fall flat, or worse — never even get off the ground. According to statistics, about 60% of resolutions fail. But wait! Doesn’t that mean 40% are successful? That would be 4 out of 10 people. That’s 4 people whose lives are…
  • Your Most Powerful Health Coach is You — and Your Smartphone

    Joyce
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    My Health Coach and Partner We often think in terms of short-term goals. Not that that’s necessarily bad, but long-term health is more than a few small goals accomplished occasionally. It’s many small actions done consistently over time. It’s easy to be short-sighted and just have in mind an upcoming event as a goal. But short-term goals are just that — short-term. Keeping up with long-term goals is obviously not as easy as keeping up with a short-term goal. This got me thinking: what can we use that’s in our everyday lives that would easily serve us in…
  • Whole and Healthy: Variety Creates a #BalancedYou

    Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Riley in her best downward dog I think battling boredom has been a struggle in my pursuit of a healthy life. But it’s also been a blessing in disguise. That’s why I was super excited *disclosure* -> when I had the opportunity to work with GaiamTV and @MyYogaOnline. I felt a instant connection with their philosophy and the content they share. I’ve always loved yoga and done random classes over the years, but I personally needed more direction and guidance. I wanted to add yoga to my quiver of healthy choices. This made me think of why I felt the need to learn yet another…
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • Could global warming be a benefit?

    Steve
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    We have all heard about the doom & gloom that is climate change and how we humans are to the cause of it. The enormity of global warming can be daunting and dispiriting; some may even state it’s only an inter-glacial period. The call, even pressure, for climate is coming from all around the world. But instead of looking at the negative aspect of global warming what if we actually asked ourselves, could global warming be a benefit? Could it be the Future we want? Dr. Thomas Gale Moore, an economist at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, states that virtually all plants will…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
  • Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

    Edel
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
  • Are you Happy?

    Edel
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    So I was asked to write a blog about "Happiness", for International Happy Day this Friday, and what's the first think I do, Google "Happiness" (Google knows everything). At the top of the list was 10 Keys to Happier Living.  Awesome, I can achieve happiness in 10 easy steps. God I love the internet!   Honestly though, happiness is different for everyone. Our account persons idea of happiness is having everything in order. My boss's idea of happiness is when he watches his staff push themselves and achieve great things. Happiness for one of our Irish…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
 
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    Walkingspree

  • Walking helps you live longer

    WalkingSpree Team
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Can a brisk 20-minute walk each day help you live longer? A recent study suggests so, finding that a sedentary lifestyle contributes more to early death than obesity. The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study analyzed data collected during a 12-year timespan for 334,000 unique participants. This study aimed to better understand all-cause mortality. Height and weight, waist circumference, and activity levels were evaluated and compared. It turns out, a sedentary lifestyle not only increases ones risk of death over obesity but doubles it. While overall body…
  • Walking protects brain volume, slows cognitive decline

    WalkingSpree Team
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    International Brain Awareness Week — March 16-22 Another study reports that walking slows the decline of memory loss related to dementia and Alzheimer’s. The findings showed that “across the board greater amounts of physical activity were associated with greater brain volume.” People with Alzheimer’s who walked 5 miles a week, about 10,000 steps, showed a slower decline in brain volume. Brain volume is vital to brain health; decreased volume mean brain cells are dying. The study also showed that healthy adults who walked six miles a week maintained brain volume and…
  • Should I walk if I have the flu?

    WalkingSpree Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    It is flu season. The best prevention is a flu shot and to stay as healthy as you can like washing your hands frequently, eating foods that boost your immune system and walking. Yes, your commitment to your walking routine is helping you keep healthy. Studies show that people who walk for exercise experience half as many colds as those who don’t, and when they do get colds they last shorter. Also, use your healthy days to build or add to your step buffer so you will have enough steps to complete your challenge or step goal. Walking an extra 10 to 15 minutes a day – about…
  • Are you Walking Right? (Infograph)

    WalkingSpree Team
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Download this Walking Infograph for placing in your home or workplace. Then check out the tips under the infograph on how to how to measure the intensity of your walk. Measure the intensity of your workout As you walk, measure the intensity. Knowing your level allows you to increase the intensity to maximize your workout or slow down to avoid overdoing it. The Talk Test is one way to rate your intensity. You should aim for Moderate to Hard Effort. Very light effort – you can carry on a conversation and talk in sentences Moderate effort – you can talk, but not in full sentences…
  • A Valentine’s Day Wish

    WalkingSpree Team
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    We hope you enjoy this video and will share it with your loved ones as you continue to take steps everyday to live a longer and healthier life. What better way to say “I Love You”! Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Walkingspree! If you have trouble viewing the video below, please try our alternate video version.
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    Stay Healthy and Fit

  • In The Event You Value Your Hard Earned Money, You Need These Personal Financial Ideas

    admin
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    It can be difficult to have a deal with in your private financial situation. When you track every costs, it is quicker to have a finances. On-line consumer banking can be a terrific way to begin this procedure, but you need to be sensible. Learning to handle money wisely is a great idea for self-improvement. By taking care of finances, a wise person will use the plans developed by Premium Financial Training  and reaps the same benefits that they would by getting a raise.Fortunately, it is never too late to educate yourself on the subject. With Premium Financial Training…
  • Exploring Deciding Upon Vital Elements In Routehappy

    admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
    This is giong to allow anybody in the house on your wireless network, to be able to print directly to this printer, which is extraordinarily handy, very handy. What is a WiFi Digital Camera? Normally, after done the reset, we’ve to reconnect the network. Go ahead and open up a browser window. Then we’ll click Next. As I said, there are many standards ñ I just listed some of them. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled iOS 5 on Monday, June 6, Hughes was shocked. Luminous trackball navigation enable you cool touch feeling experience. This end of the Ethernet cable goes into the land…
  • 5 Ways You Can Order Garcinia Cambogia Like The Queen Of England

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:04 am
    Carnitine is a compound that your body generates from the amino acids lysine and methionine, and it plays a crucial role in the generation of mobile power. There is no definite medical evidence based upon researches in humans to assist using acai berry for any health-related purpose. You won’t locate everything right here, but these are the most prominent ones currently.When people are investing that type of money, count on the hucksters as well as shysters to be operating active. Exercise could assist as well, however exactly what you eat is without a doubt the most important. This…
  • A Helpful Overview Of Reasonable Computer Science Projects Secrets

    admin
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    Retrieved 1 July computer science projects 2008. From the first computer science projects figure you can use similarity of triangles and write expressions as given on the top. And each of these elements B1, B2, B3 and B4 that is any Bi for i varying from 1 to 4 will also have three components I will say Bix Biy Biz. So computation proceeds in computer science projects stages. Because I guess computer science projects that the defects that you found, were not on the straightforward usage passes. That’s your final answer? We’re just making it so it’s easier to learn how to…
  • The Top Guidelines On Significant Details Of Bluetooth

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    And next to it, there’s a bunch of cable, and the one in gray is the on that interests me. Towns like Bellevue, Washington, are instigating pilot projects so anyone outdoors will be able to connect to free Internet service. For those of us needing WiFi access wherever we travel, the Candlepoint PHS300 is worth every penny of its $179 price. The cost is also considerately lower than the rest thus making it a much more affordable option to consider going for. Most notably, we have implemented eBackpack as a solution for students turning in work, DocAS for annotation and handling of PDF…
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

    Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Photo: Getty Images I’ve been getting asked about matcha a whole lot lately. I heard that matcha shots were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and many dedicated coffee lovers are ditching java in favor of matcha. If you’re curious about this trendy beverage, here are seven things you should know. It’s a special form of green tea Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been…
  • 2014 Saw Only 3 Shark Attack Deaths Worldwide

    Health Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Only three deaths due to shark attacks occurred worldwide in 2014, according to new research. None of these occurred in the United States. One fatal shark attack was reported in South Africa, and two occurred in Australia last year, the researchers found. Over the past decade, there were an average of six deaths per year from shark attacks worldwide, the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report said. Fewer fatalities are likely the result of improvement in beach safety, medical care and greater awareness of how to…
  • Connection Between Diabetes, Advanced Breast Cancer Detected in Study

    Health Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women with diabetes may have an increased risk of being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, a new study from Canada shows. “Our findings suggest that women with diabetes may be predisposed to more advanced-stage breast cancer, which may be a contributor to their higher cancer mortality,” Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, said in a hospital news release. She and her colleagues said that breast cancer screening and detection methods…
  • People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

    Health Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Far from the “grumpy old men” stereotype, people may actually become more trusting — and happier — with age, a new study suggests. “When we think of old age, we often think of decline and loss,” study co-author Claudia Haase, an assistant professor of human development and social policy at Northwestern University, said in a university news release. “But a growing body of research shows that some things actually get better as we age,” she said. “Our new findings show that trust increases as…
  • Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reduce Serious Asthma Flare-Ups

    Health Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    By Nina FlanaganHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In obese people with asthma, weight-loss surgery has been linked to a significant reduction in serious asthma flare-ups, new research suggests. “We found that risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation decreased by half after bariatric [weight-loss] surgery and remained significantly lower for at least 2 years,” the study authors wrote in the report. The study relied on weight-loss surgery as an “instrument of substantial weight loss,” according to…
 
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    goodhealthjourney.com

  • Stay Healthy On The Road

    goodhealthjourney
    7 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    Traveling is tough on your body. Even if you are good about trying to do the right things at home, when you travel things can take a turn for the worst. Leave your excuses at home There are two things you can do to counteract the poor sleep, drinking and eating that can come with travel. Beachbody has a new program called “ON DEMAND” that includes some their best loved workout programs like P90X.  Now instead of buying these programs individually, you can just click on your phone, tablet or computer and get going. You can even take this into your hotel gym and you have a little…
  • Balance Your Eating Disasters While Traveling

    goodhealthjourney
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    Hotel room breakfast Alcohol, long hours, jet lag, dinners out every night. Traveling for business can be a disaster. Since September, I started the habit of drinking Shakeology every morning in my hotel room. When I am at home, I actually drink it in the afternoon as a pick me up. But when I travel, it’s breakfast. I know I am getting at least one healthy meal under my belt before I start my day. Here’s what’s in it (actually taken from Beachbody website): Shakeology is packed with superfoods. Superfood is the collective name given to the most nutrient-dense foods on our…
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    22 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
  • Authentic Mexican Fix – Super Healthy Version

    goodhealthjourney
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    I messed these up and they were still good! Scott and I LOVE authentic Mexican food, especially Mexican chorizo and homemade corn tortillas. But we have two problems: We are in Rhode Island, where real Mexican ingredients are almost impossible to find I am trying to stick to the 21 Day Fix plan Problem solved! I found a recipe for Cauliflower Tortillas, which I royally screwed up by having too high of an egg to cauliflower ratio.  I only used 1/2 a head of cauliflower; if had to do it all over again I would have used the whole head. I found a recipe for Chorizo seasoning, which I then used…
  • February, the unsexy month?

    goodhealthjourney
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Try high heels while losing weight It’s February, and I am running a “Love and Sex” themed challenge group for the 21 Day Fix.  The other night Seth Myers’ “Ya Burnt” rant was on how UNsexy we feel in February.  It’s cold, we got through the holidays, we are white as ghosts, and THAT’S when we are supposed to turn up the romance? This is why I suggest that THIS week you put on some high heels, if you don’t wear them already.  The higher, the better. First, you will lose 10 pounds immediately. Well, not really, but when you add three…
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Beyond 40: Common Skin Problems & Treatment Options

    MedFriendly
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    Your body undergoes profound changes after you cross your 40s; it’s a time when several skin problems can exist simultaneously. The signs of aging include discoloration, emerging of skin tags, fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity that progresses quickly through the decade.All of these issues arise because the fourth and fifth decade of life is marked with a decline in various growth factors and hormone levels. Cell damage accumulates in the tissues, and the skin is the most affected. As a result, the rate at which the skin repairs and renews itself becomes an extremely slow process. WrinklesIf…
  • Treat and Prevent Back Pain, Simply and Effectively

    MedFriendly
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    For many people, back pain and other spinal issues are a part of life. From old injuries to daily stresses and strains, there are a variety of factors that can contribute to chronic back pain, some of which can result in reduced mobility and poor quality of life. Thankfully, though, there are simple, yet effective, ways to treat back pain, as well as prevent injuries and other complications. Keep reading for tips on addressing discomfort and protecting your back in the interest of long-term health and mobility. Stay StrongOne of the best ways to prevent pain and injury is to keep the back…
  • Best Ways of Dealing with Stress

    MedFriendly
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Individuals are under constant pressure to do better at their jobs, to work harder, to provide for their families. We as human beings are not made this way. This is something that was imposed on us by society. From our first baby steps, they teach us that we need to be first and best in everything.Even some silly games which we play as children have specific underline. It is expected from us to be the best because anything else would be a disappointment. With all of this riding on our back, it is no wonder that many people turn to pills and alcohol so they can deal with enormous amount of…
  • Healthy Holiday Advice for Over 65s

    MedFriendly
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    When someone crosses the retirement age threshold, organising and undertaking travel can become quite complex. There can be more issues, health concerns and costs, as well as additional planning and research before booking. Therefore, there are extra precautions for an elderly traveller to take when going on holiday.Seek Doctor's AdviceThis is one of the most important factors for elderly travelers. Discussing a pre-existing condition with a doctor will allow the individual to be prepared and know if there are any extra precautions that they should take. In addition, it may be wise to discuss…
  • Dementia Patients and the Vital Role Nurses Play

    MedFriendly
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    When someone is diagnosed with dementia, whether caused by Alzheimer’s or something else, it is devastating for patient and family. The difficulty in thinking clearly, memory loss and mood changes can be exceedingly difficult to cope with, particularly if the sufferer is living at home.There are organisations that can help with information and advice, such as the Alzheimer’s Society, but the treatment, care and support provided by the team of nursing professionals can be a vital lifeline to all concerned. Specialist Dementia NursesThese are Registered Mental Health Nurses who have…
 
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    Kimberly Snyder

  • The Real Story: Why I Wrote The Beauty Detox Power

    Kimberly Snyder
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
     It is a super exciting time right here, right now… as we are just days away from the launch of The Beauty Detox Power. I can hardly believe it! I can’t thank everyone enough for all the support throughout the years. I can remember the launch of The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods like they were yesterday! After the launch of The Beauty Detox Foods, I deeply thought about what direction I wanted to go with my next project. Sometimes in life you feel something inside you that is just burning to get out. It may not always be the easiest path, but you know in your heart…
  • Start Abandoning Calorie Counting Today for True Change! (Video Tip)

    Kimberly Snyder
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
     Transcription Today I want to talk about this concept of abandoning numbers, which may seem very different to the way you may have tried to figure out how much to eat in the past. This is an alignment with everything that we’ve been talking about in the Beauty Detox lifestyle. Our lifestyle includes the concept of not being obsessed with calories, or buying into the reductionist approach of reducing food just to various numbers and numerical measurements. When you look at food holistically, you can really get a much better sense of how it digests in your body. Evaluate how a food is…
  • Vegan and Gluten Free Mac ‘N Cheese

    Kimberly Snyder
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Just six days and counting until the release of my third book, The Beauty Detox Power!!! In celebration of my new book,  I am super excited to release this amazing recipe early for you. You will find this dish under the ‘Carbs’ Cravings section of the book… This recipe is called Beauty Food – Paired, Vegan and Gluten – Free Mac ‘N Cheese. It took me a few tries to perfect this dish for you, but I think you are really going to enjoy it. Mac ‘N Cheese brings up nostalgic feelings for a lot of us. I personally love the velvety rich texture of eating…
  • Tap Into The True Power Of Affirmations (Video Tip)

    Kimberly Snyder
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
     Transcription Today I want to talk to you about affirmations, which are a very powerful tool that you can incorporate into your life to help you achieve your health and beauty goals. This is something that I talk about in my next book, The Beauty Detox Power. I want to introduce the idea that there’s so many other tools that we can and should be applying in our lives beyond just focusing on how we’re working out and how we’re eating. Our thoughts are really, really powerful and actually there’s amazing research showing how our thoughts have an effect on the body. I…
  • The Amazing Healing Properties Of Nature! (Video)

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    TRANSCRIPTION I want to talk to you today about this concept of the healing properties of nature. I’m on this beautiful hike here in LA, which is about five minutes from my house. Hiking has become one of my favorite activities to do in LA. I feel really great when I hike, and I try and hike as often as I can. Usually it’s a couple of times a week when I am in LA. I know it might be really cold where you are…I totally get it! I’m from the East Coast originally so I totally understand! So you may currently not be outside so much if you live in a colder region. But you…
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    Well Being Tips

  • Ancient Ayurveda: Using the Natural Rhythms of Life for Better Health

    Wellbeing
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Ancient Ayurveda: Using the Natural Rhythms of Life for Better Health Sometimes ancient wisdom is the best. Modern scientific discoveries are showing the efficacy, and explaining the reasons why, some old Ayurvedic practices work. And, with more and more people becoming interested in health and longevity, organic eating, and living a simple lifestyle, it’s no wonder people are rediscovering this ancient medical practice to get back […]
  • Events with a Purpose: The Importance of Safe Sex

    Wellbeing
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Events with a Purpose: The Importance of Safe Sex Before modern sexual education courses hit school curriculums, topics of condoms, STIs, and risky sexual practices were rarely discussed. And as as result, more people suffered because they weren’t aware of the necessary proper precautions. Today, however, there are public events designed specifically to bring attention to the cause, and some of them are a […]
  • What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Rehab

    Wellbeing
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Rehab It is a hard truth that many people don’t want to face: recovery from addiction is a long series of “hard parts” that all get strung together and it is unlikely that things will go back to exactly how they were before. This doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a calm and happy life […]
  • Can A Chiropractor Cure This?

    Wellbeing
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Can A Chiropractor Cure This? Chiropractors often take pride in the way they treat different kinds of illness without using chemical medications. By stimulating pressure points along the spine, chiropractors can actually cure a wide range of health problems. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the health problems that chiropractors can solve based on research and […]
  • Pathways of Asbestos Exposure

    Wellbeing
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    Pathways of Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment. It is composed of thin threads that are highly resistant to heat, fire and chemicals, and it is also non-conductive. These properties made asbestos a popular choice in building materials not just in the 20th century, but throughout history – even as far back as […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Phages—the Smart Weapon Against Drug Resistant Bacteria

    Joe Barton
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Recently, a hospital in Los Angeles reported that more than 100 of its patients had been exposed to CRE, a deadly “superbug” that is impervious to nearly all antibiotics.... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minutes or Less Health Tip: Feed Your Brain

    Danica Collins
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    In 2007, Northwestern University researchers identified the SuperAger brain, a brain that is 30 years younger in cognitive function than its biological age would suggest. The research, published... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Is a High-Acid Diet Risky for People with Kidney Disease?

    Danica Collins
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    This is a FACT. According to Dr. Ernesto Molmenti, surgical director at North Shore University Hospital Transplant Center in Manhasset, N.Y, at least 26 million Americans have chronic kidney... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Boost Your Lymphatic System with Dry Skin Brushing

    Danica Collins
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Did You Know…that dry skin brushing helps stimulate the lymphatic system and detoxifies your body? Your skin is crucial to your health.  It is your body’s largest organ and... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • A Promising New Alzheimer’s Treatment

    Danica Collins
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Nearly 50 million people around the world are in the grips of Alzheimer’s disease, a debilitating illness that accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Scientists have had no luck... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
 
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Conquer Infertility with Clomiphene

    Ammy
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Clomifene or clomiphene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) has become popular among doctors treating infertility, as it reverses anovulation or oligoovulation to induce ovulation. Oligoovulation, infrequent or irregular ovulation and Anovulation is absence of ovulation, which may manifest as unpredictable variability of intervals, duration, or bleeding, etc. The first line of treatment for infertility is the generic prescription drug Clompiphene the bio equivalent of the branded Clomid, which is available at less than one- third the cost of the branded prescription drug.
  • Losing Weight With Orlistat

    Ammy
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:53 am
    With over 34.9% or 78.6 million of U.S. adults obese, obesity-related conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer have risen. It’s been estimated that the medical cost due to obesity was $147 billion in 2008. On an average, the medical costs for people suffering from obesity were $1,429 higher. Orlistat, designed to treat obesity, has been effective in treating obesity, even staving off diabetes in high- risk groups. Buying generic Orlistat online from InternationalDrugMart.com cost lesser when compared to its branded counterpart. This tetrahydrolipstatin…
  • All About Gabapentin

    Ammy
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Gabapentin, the generic for the branded prescription drug, Neurontin is available with IDMRx.com, the online drugstore that provides generic OTC & prescription drugs, which are cheaper than their branded counterparts. This prescription drug is very effective as an anticonvulsant and analgesic. Originally developed to treat epilepsy, it’s found to effectively relieve neuropathic pain & is recommended as a first line treatment of neuropathic pain (described as burning or coldness, “pins and needles” sensations, etc.) due to diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and…
  • Azithromycin To Treat Pneumonia & COPD

    Ammy
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:45 am
    Azithromycin is an antibiotic, derived from erythromycin, useful for the treatment of bacterial infections. Azithromycin is more effective against specific bacterial species than erythromycin. Unlike erythromycin, azithromycin is eliminated from the body very slowly, allowing many infections to be treated with 3-5 days of once-daily administration of azithromycin. Buy generic Azithromycin tablets at IDMRx.com at lower prices than the branded counterparts. InternationalDrugMart.com offers generic OTC & prescription drugs that are bio-equivalent to the branded prescription & OTC…
  • IDM Celebrates Valentine’s Day

    Ammy
    14 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Anticipating Valentine’s Day & want to give a good performance that night? Load up on sexual enhancement drugs & enjoy a memorable Valentine’s Day Date Night, All Night. For all you lovers out there, save on the cost of lifestyle products, when you spend a minimum of $75. Use “IDMrx14.2” at checkout & receive a FULL 14.2% OFF! That’s a savings of at least $10. Keep the magic flowing through the weekend with generic sexual enhancement drugs from IDM.com. They cost less than a fraction of the cost of branded drugs like Viagra & are just as effective with no side…
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Can Cayenne Pepper Really Stop a Heart Attack?

    LAwordsmith
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A couple of weeks ago I wrote about deciding what to do if you have chest pain far away from expert help. As usual my readers contributed some thought provoking comments. Two suggestions in particular inspired me to write additional posts. Last week I discussed so-called cough CPR. This week, it’s cayenne pepper. The claim that cayenne pepper can stop a heart attack in its tracks is found far and wide on the Internet. So I decided to check out, as best I could, whether there’s any truth behind the headlines. In fact, capsaicin, which is the chemical that makes…
  • Does Cough CPR Work?

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Last week I wrote about deciding what to do if you have chest pain far away from expert help. Several comments on that post and on Facebook suggested vigorous and repetitive coughing could be tried. Since that suggestion is found far and wide on the Internet, I decided to check out, as best I could, whether there was any truth behind it. The Premise As far as I can tell, the thinking behind so-called cough CPR is that taking a deep breath, then a deep cough can raise your blood pressure for a second or two, thus delivering more blood to the brain. Also, the claims…
  • Wilderness Heart Attack: Should You Walk or Wait?

    LAwordsmith
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you have a heart attack in the wilderness, it’s judgment-call time. In my last post, I talked about the fact that you’ll have to weigh walking for help with waiting for help that you don’t even know is coming. Walking could damage your heart further. Waiting could postpone care too long. In this post, we’ll go into the details of how I’d make the decision. Of course, this is by no means individual advice, nor is it meant to cover every scenario. It’s just meant to give you an idea of some things to think about. First: Are You Really Having a Heart…
  • Wilderness Heart Attacks: When There’s No Perfect Choice

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Many years ago, my wife and I were in Arizona to attend a conference. We had several hours to kill until the first meeting that night, so I decided we’d make a quick trip to the Grand Canyon. Then, I calculated we had three hours to kill before we had to leave and decided we should hike the trail down the Canyon, at least for a bit. Well, I miscalculated the extra time and effort it would take to walk back up, so the hike became a speed walk. With about a mile to go, I heard my wife from behind me yell, “I think I’m having a heart attack.” I replied, “You…
  • 15 of the Worst Things to Do If You’re Stranded in the Cold

    LAwordsmith
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In 2002, a couple of years after he won the Olympic gold medal in wrestling, Rulon Gardner went snowmobiling in Wyoming. “I told myself it would be a short trip,” he told the Associated Press. “We were going to go out about three hours and get home for dinner.” But he got lost and ended up stranded for 17 hours. The temperature reached as low as 25 below zero, according to the AP. By the time Gardner was found and flown to a hospital, he had extreme hypothermia and severely frostbitten feet. But he ended up losing only one toe. What Most…
 
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    Healthier Steps

  • Pancit Bihon (Filipino Noodle,Gluten Free,Vegan)

    Michelle Blackwood
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:53 am
    This is one of those dishes that take a few minutes, but the taste will have everyone thinking you have been working at it for hours. I used baked tofu in place of the traditional meat and/or egg. This dish tastes delicious without tofu though, so feel free to leave it out. Pancit Bihon is a traditional Filipino dish, originally from the Chinese, usually consisting of rice vermicelli, meat, and vegetables. I used mung bean noodles that I purchased at the oriental market. Nowadays even Walmart carry rice vermicelli in their International aisle.  The noodle is basically soaked in hot water for…
  • Spicy Potato Curry (Vegan)

    Michelle Blackwood
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    I had to share this spicy vegan potato curry recipe because I recently made it for a large crowd and it was finished in no time. The host requested that I make it again for the the next event. I love curries and growing up in Jamaica, we ate curries a whole lot. This curry is creamy and delicious, its very hearty with potatoes, carrots, chickpeas and green peas. This recipe is suitable for large crowds, its easy to make and great for even the strictest meat eater. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger, grated 2 teaspoons turmeric…
  • Strawberry Ice Cream No Churn (Vegan)

    Michelle Blackwood
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Don’t get me wrong, I love to enjoy the benefits of modern kitchen appliances. In this busy world they help to save time and sometimes they produce finer results. Well my ice cream machine wasn’t accessible and I had to improvise in making this delicious strawberry ice cream. How did I go about getting such creamy results? Well the answer is the ingredients, combine with patience and love. It took me around 4 hours to get this result and my son kept asking for ice cream. Is this worth the work? Oh yes! Nothing like putting your blood, sweat and tears in what you love. Well it…
  • Apple Crumble Muffins (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

    Michelle Blackwood
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    The perfect breakfast muffin, filled with delicious bite size pieces of apples. They are gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free and oil-free. They are hearty and filling, high in fiber so they are very good for your. Perfect way to start the day. I actually made two batches today, one for breakfast and one for supper. Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice flour 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats 1/2 cup almond meal 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar 2 tablespoons flax seed meal 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup almond milk 1 really ripe banana, mashed 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 apple peeled, cored and…
  • Broccoli Hummus

    Michelle Blackwood
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:05 am
    I have a deep love for broccoli, after I made cheesy broccoli soup earlier this week I promised that I was also going to create a hummus that includes broccoli. The result was amazingly delicious and I was very satisfied. I served the broccoli hummus with avocado wrapped with brown rice tortilla. Oh so delicious! I continually find ways of adding vegetables in dishes to increase the nutritional benefits of dishes without compromising the taste. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cook chickpeas or 1-15 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained_ 2 cups broccoli florets 2 tablespoons sesame tahini paste 2…
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 329: Pox in the balance

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV team reviews identification of immune biomarkers in CFS/ME patients, and how a cell nuclease controls the innate immune response to vaccinia virus infection. Links for this episode Immune signatures in ME/CFS (Science Adv) 11:15 Systemic exertion intolerance disease (Lancet) 19:50 Cell nuclease controls anti-viral responses (Cell Host Micr) 25:10 Poxvirus decapping enzymes prevent innate responses (Cell Host Micr) 1:15:40 Caps off to poxviruses (Cell Host Micr) Drummer…
  • TWiV 328: Lariat tricks in 3D

    15 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVocateurs discuss how the RNA polymerase of enteroviruses binds a component of the splicing machinery and inhibits mRNA processing. Links for this episode Viral polymerase binds Prp8 to inhibit mRNA splicing (PLoS Path) Prp8 protein of the spliceosome (RNA) Nuclear entry of poliovirus RdRp (Virol) RNA processing (TWiV 216) Measles in USA (CDC) Principles of Microbial Diversity Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education Letters read on TWiV 328 Weekly Science Picks…
  • TWiV 327: Does a gorilla shift in the woods?

    8 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The eTWiVicators review evidence that the HIV-1 group O epidemic began with a single cross-species transmission of virus from western lowland gorillas. Links for this episode Traces of ATCV-1 associated with laboratory contamination (PNAS) ATCV-1 findings not explained by contamination (PNAS) Origin of HIV-1 group O epidemic in western lowland gorillas (PNAS) INNO-LIA Principles of Microbial Diversity Image credit: John Letters read on TWiV 327 Weekly Science Picks Alan - California bill…
  • TWiV 326: Giving HIV a flat tyr

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The sternutating TWiVers discuss preventing infection of cells and animals by a soluble CD4-CCR5 molecule that binds to HIV-1 virus particles. Links for this episode Dif-tor heh smusma (NY Times) Immunization preterm premature infants (Thanks, Johnye!) HIV and SHIV protection conferred by eCD4-Ig (Nature) Tyrosine sulfation (Wikipedia) GBV-C and Ebolavirus infection (J Virol) Letters read on TWiV 326 Weekly Science Picks Alan - Toms River by Dan FaginRich - Spin by Robert CharlesVincent - FCC votes for net…
  • TWiV 325: Wildcats go viral

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Rollie Clem and Lorena Passarelli Vincent visits the 'Little Apple' and speaks with Rollie and Lorena about their work on mosquito-born viruses and baculoviruses. Links for this episode Apoptosis inhibition in A. aegypti (Apop) Initiator caspase in armyworm (Insect Bioc Mol Biol) Manipulating apoptosis in A. aegypti (J Virol) Viral inhibitors of apoptosis (Sem Cell Dev Biol) Baculoviruses: Sophisticated pathogens (PLoS Path) Baculovirus morphogenesis (Virol) Barriers to baculovirus success (Virol) Baculovirus endonuclease (J Virol)…
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    Kidney Infection Symptoms

  • Sleep apnea connection with kidney infection

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts continually. Overweight people, men and also, people over 40 have a higher risk of suffering from sleep apnea. Some symptoms of sleep apnea include: Excessive sleepiness during the day Waking up tired after sleep, no ability to concentrate and having problems with memory Severe headaches in the morning or at night Heartburn or sour taste during the night Legs start swelling Having the need to get up often during the night to urinate Chest pain and sweating while sleeping Normally, throat remains open…
  • Kidney Infection During Pregnancy

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
      Acute Pyelonephritis – What Is It? Acute pyelonephritis or better known as bacterial infection on the kidneys, usually affecting 1% to 2% of pregnant woman. In usual cases, the infection will first develops within the lower side of urinary tract. If left undetected and treated in timely manner, the infection could ascend to the urethra and also genital area towards the bladder, and then to the kidneys. When compared to normal women, pregnant woman is more likely to be affected by pyelonephritis. Usually this is because of the physiological changes occurring during pregnancy stage…
  • Kidney Infection And Yogurt

    admin
    3 Oct 2013 | 1:52 am
      Kidney infections are caused by bacteria that travel from the urinary tract to the kidneys. Once the kidneys are infected, a person will feel pain and eventually seek relief through pain medications and antibiotics. To be able to properly diagnose a kidney infection, a doctor may have to perform several tests and also review the visible kidney infection symptoms. However, if you want to prevent future infection, there are certain foods that you can eat like yogurt. Yogurts are rick in probiotics and antioxidants that help in preventing the recurrence of infection. Flank Pain Once the…
  • Different Causes of Kidney Infection

    admin
    3 Nov 2012 | 7:09 pm
      Before we go into the causes of kidney infection, let us first review how the parts of the urinary tract are interconnected. The urinary tract is made up of these parts: kidneys, which are responsible for extracting waste and toxins from the blood and convert them into urine; ureters, which refer to the tubes that run from the kidneys to the bladder; bladder, the organ that stores urine, and; urethra, the tube through which urine passes. Normally, the urine that passes through the urinary system is sterile until bacteria contaminate it. When bacteria enter into the urinary tract, it…
  • What do your Kidney Test Results Mean?

    admin
    21 Apr 2012 | 5:54 pm
      People who have kidney conditions, or who suspect of having kidney problems, usually submit themselves to a series of tests, such as urine routine test, blood urine test, renal function examination, and other pertinent assessments to determine the exact status of their organ. The results of such tests are referred to as clinical values. But how many patients really know what each value mean? To give the common man or patient an overview of the terms used by medical professionals to refer to a certain kidney test result, here is an attempt to explain each value, as much as possible, in…
 
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • Recreational Sports Are More Dangerous Without a Mouthguard

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
      Most people today don't drive without a seatbelt. Many won't ride a bike, ski or snowboard unless they're wearing a helmet. As we become increasingly conscious of safety in recreational activities, more and more people are looking for ways to prevent accidents and injury. If you participate in sports, there's one excellent way to reduce the risk of oral or facial injury: Get a high-quality mouthguard that fits you just right; then, wear it every time you play.
  • Kids And Fluoride: New Recommendations From The American Dental Association

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
      As parents, we want to do what's best for our kids—things like helping with homework, taking them out to play, and tucking them in at night. Making sure they stay healthy through childhood (and beyond) is another way to show how much we care. When it comes to a child's dental health, most parents understand that brushing with fluoride toothpaste is a proven way to help kids fight cavities—the number one chronic disease in children. But many aren't sure about the specifics: when to start brushing, how much toothpaste to use, and whether fluoride is OK for tots.
  • The Doctor Is (Always) In

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
      Imagine not having to get dressed and travel to the doctor’s office when you’re ill - no sitting in a waiting room and swapping germs with other sick people before getting treatment for whatever bug has taken up residence in your system.  
  • What Is Geographic Tongue?

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
      Stand in front of a mirror and stick out your tongue: Chances are you'll see that its moist, bumpy top surface is a healthy pink color. But at one time or another, about one to three percent of the population will notice something different: a tongue covered with a series of smooth, irregularly-shaped reddish patches, often rimmed with white or gray borders. These asymmetrical patches may appear quite suddenly, and may even change shape or position overnight. If you've never seen it before, this can be a scary sight. What's going on?
  • Why You Need Your Teeth Cleaned During Pregnancy

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
      Now you're pregnant – congratulations! You're seeing your doctor regularly for checkups and ultrasounds; you've got a cozy place prepared and a birth plan all ready to go. But besides all that, have you remembered to keep up with regular trips to the dentist for exams and cleanings?
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    Tandurust

  • Plantaris Tendon Rupture Symptoms: Its Diagnosis And Treatment

    PUP
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    Plantaris muscle is a thin muscle located on the back of lower leg. It is one of the calf muscles which lie below the gastrocnemius and soleus muscle. The belly of plantaris muscle is small while its tendon is long …
  • Meaning Of Abnormal EKG Results: What Causes It And What To Do?

    PUP
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    EKG or electrocardiogram is a graphic recording of electrical activity of heart. It is also abbreviated as ECG. This test is non invasive and provides diagnostic patterns in various disorders of heart as well as non cardiac disorders including thyroid …
  • Is High Bone Density Good Or Bad & What Are Its Common Causes?

    PUP
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    Bone density or bone mineral density (BMD) is a term used by medical fraternity to determine the amount of mineral in the bone. In other words it helps them to assess the strength of bone in a person. However, high …
  • Water Retention Due To Liver Problems: Symptoms & Home Remedies

    PUP
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    There are host of disorders which may cause retention of fluid in the body. Among them water retention or fluid retention is a major manifestation of serious liver disease. It can occur as swelling in feet and ankles, accumulation of …
  • Causes Of Ventricular Fibrillation: Symptoms And Treatment

    PUP
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Ventricular fibrillation is a problem related to pumping chambers of heart called the ventricles. It is extremely dangerous and frequently fatal condition characterized by uncoordinated and ineffective contraction of ventricles at rapid and irregular rate resulting in cessation of its …
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    Three Minute Egg: Latest News

  • How to Clean Your Three Minute Egg Yoga Blocks

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Freshen Up Your Yoga Eggs with These TipsYour Three Minute Eggs are special — they’re not your typical yoga block— so treat them with special care and they will last a long time. While the Eggs are here at “The Coop,” we take every precaution to keep them safe. And when we ship them to you, we pack them like, well, eggs.Once you have your Three Minute Eggs, don’t just throw them in with all your other yoga equipment. Be good to them. Nurture them. All that love and devotion will imbue your Eggs with restorative powers, especially if you use them properly. With that in mind,…
  • Attain Good Posture Through Yoga

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:25 am
    Practice makes good posture easier.Listen. Listen closely. You may be surprised at all the things your body is telling you. While you balance your mind and spirit during your yoga practice, you also become more in tune with your body.A regular yoga practice gives you the time to be with yourself, to learn about your strengths, to push yourself to the edge of your limitations and to make peace with where you are right now. Yoga is not about being better; it’s about being present.Yoga Delivers Good PostureStart by becoming conscious of your posture — as you stand, walk and sit. Everyone…
  • Interesting Places (Other Than Your Yoga Studio) to Do Yoga

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:17 am
    With so many places to do yoga, where will you practice next?It is no secret that we at Three Minute Egg ® love yoga. We also happen to live in the beautiful, yoga-friendly city of Asheville, North Carolina (Seriously, it’s awesome. Come visit!). So where do we practice yoga? Pretty much anywhere we can lay our mat. Most of us practice at home or at one of our local yoga studios, but in the summer we sometimes practice outdoors. Last year we caught Jason practicing in the warehouse when no one was looking! This inspired our series of Warehouse Yoga videos where Jason shares his tips and…
  • What’s the Ideal Amount of Time to Devote to Your Daily Yoga Routine?

    9 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    Think progress, not perfectionYoga practitioners the world over have touted the benefits of a daily yoga routine for centuries. The results are undeniable: Improved flexibilityBetter balanceIncreased strengthMore enduranceAdvanced coping skillsReduced stressAdded energyPositive attitudeUplifted moodSo why not devote time to a daily yoga routine? Your reasons may seem unique to you, but they usually come down to a few common excuses: Not enough timeToo tiredLack of desireThose excuses are the very reasons to develop a daily yoga practice! So if you say you’re ready and willing, the next step…
  • Have a Happy Back with Yoga

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Back pain is one of the most common medical problems. About 8 out of 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives. The good news is that back pain is also one of the most preventable health problems. Regular exercise, weight maintenance and a balanced diet all can keep you healthy. If you have an accident or if age-related symptoms hit, you can manage your back pain with a knowledgeable yoga instructor, the right yoga equipment and the best yoga products.If you already use your yoga equipment on a daily basis, you have an advantage. Yoga strengthens your back and stretches…
 
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  • Your Nutrition Transition: The Half Purge – Step 2

    Good Living Doc
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    If you want to lose weight, get healthy, reverse disease, have more energy, and/or finally succeed in transforming your eating habits, start here. This is the second article in a series of five called “Your Nutrition Transition,” designed to completely transform your nutrient intake and your health. These 5 steps are the most important for making lasting diet changes that endure […]
  • 6 Science-Based Natural Health Websites You Should Be Following

    Good Living Doc
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    It wasn’t long ago that medical professionals were the only people with access to scientific research data. With the advent of the internet, however, that has changed. Today, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can access vast amounts of scientific knowledge and share it with the world. Healthcare is changing rapidly now that the general public can arrive at their medical […]
  • Your Nutrition Transition: 5 Simple Steps To Eating Healthier – Step 1

    Good Living Doc
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    If you want to lose weight, get healthy, reverse disease, have more energy, and/or finally succeed in transforming your eating habits, start here. This is the first article in a series of five called “Your Nutrition Transition,” designed to completely transform your nutrient intake and your health. These 5 steps are the most important for making lasting diet changes that […]
  • 9 Delicious Superfoods Your Kids Will Love

    Good Living Doc
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    It’s a fact of life that most kids will put just about anything in their mouths except what’s good for them. Nevertheless, a child’s early years are unquestionably the most crucial for teaching them the healthy eating habits they’ll need for a vibrant future. Luckily, even the most finicky kids often have at least a […]
  • PMS Symptoms And 8 Natural Remedies Supported By Science

    Good Living Doc
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:44 pm
    90% of women regularly suffer the misery of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Symptoms of PMS can range from mild to debilitating and are the result of changing hormone levels which occur during ovulation and menstruation. Many women have simply accepted their PMS symptoms – which can include pain, headaches, bloating, cramping, breast tenderness, depression, and mood […]
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  • Here’s How You Should Be Sitting at Your Desk (According to Ergonomics)

    Hannah Newman
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Don't let this infographic fool you—we know sitting can be bad for our health. It’s been linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even cancer 123. Not to mention, sitting for long periods of time can cause your muscles to become inactive, and has you burning one calorie a minute, a third of what it would be if you were walking . And that’s even when you have good posture! But most of us don’t even have good posture. We’re sitting like contortionists and twisted pretzels, setting ourselves up for a lifetime of pain and injuries 4. And although standing…
  • Here’s What Actually Matters When Shopping for Running Shoes

    Nick English
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Despite the rally cry that we’re “born to run,” for most of us, running well doesn’t come naturally—not after our bodies have logged umpteen hours of body-scrunching, joint-tightening sitting at school and work. What’s more, runners get injured—some say up to 80 percent of ‘em get sidelined every year. So how does an intrepid runner like you prevent injuries and reconnect your body with its natural stride? Salespeople at your sporting goods store will tell you it comes down to footwear. Their claim: Most folks grab any old running shoe off the rack instead of choosing the…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, March 2nd

    The Greatist Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Squat, Dip, Sit Complete 8 rounds of the following circuit as fast as safely possible: 15 Air Squats 10 Bicycle Sit-Ups (per side) 5…
  • The Cheap and Easy Way to Start Planning Your Meals in Advance

    Allyson Fox
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    “Make a meal plan.” It’s a tip we’ve heard multiple times when nutrition experts talk about healthy eating, but few really explain how you can do it yourself—without spending your entire weekend (and paycheck) planning out exactly what you're going to eat for an entire week. And even then, you'll still end up having to decline dinner invites from friends to avoid "breaking the rules." Basically it all sounds like a big yaaaaawn! The good news: None of that is actually true—or at least it doesn’t need to be. A good meal plan creates structure that encourages healthy eating, yet…
  • Garlic Shrimp Appetizer

    Diana Santos
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Start off your next party with this easy yet impressive appetizer. A little heat (or a lot if you want more hot sauce) and garlic turns simple shrimp into a knockout finger food. If you happen to have some leftover (or made a little extra after reading this), spoon them over any grain or pasta for a tasty lunch or dinner. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until garlic is golden. Stir in hot sauce, then add shrimp and let cook until edges turn pink and begin to curl, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip each shrimp over. Deglaze pan by adding…
 
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  • Smoking Can Cause Heart Problems For Your Kids

    Swarnam John
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:11 am
    Do you smoke? Then pause a moment to listen to what I have to say? Your smoking habit could affect your child, and cause damage that persists even in adulthood. Scary is it not? So before you light up that cigarette, think about the future of your child. Researchers say that parents should not smoke, if they want to provide the best long term cardiovascular health for their children.Smoking is dangerousIn a nutshell, researchers measured the blood cotinine levels of participants, from samples frozen and collected in 1980. These persons were participants of an earlier study.Now, cotinine is a…
  • Amazing Healthy Breakfast Ideas From Guptaji's Family

    Swarnam John
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:12 am
    Seems like Guptaji’s family members are friendly, especially Mrs. Gupta. I think she enjoys having guests, and entertains them with her amazing home cooked food. How I wish I could have a personality like her, well, I am a bit of a loner and am very comfortable being all by myself, especially with a good book in hand, where I escape to another Universe.Kellogg’shealthy breakfast ideasI checked their Facebook page and found some really mouthwatering recipes. People who eat cereals regularly have healthy body weights, lower cholesterol levels and high nutrient intake.Walnut Corn Flakes…
  • Happiness Boosts Your Wellness Quotient

    Swarnam John
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Pixabay.com“Happiness is making others happy,Happiness is there for you and me,The happiness you can’t buy with money,It can only be received,It’s free”.I remember singing this chorus, almost yelling much to the annoyance of my Sunday school teacher, sitting in the front row, when I was a kid. HappinessIt is a beautiful feeling and a great gift from the creator of the universe. Studies say that money cannot buy you happiness. A Swedish study points out that people not materialistic things can make us happy.Many people believe that becoming rich makes them happy. But, studies point out…
  • Top Nutrition Ideas to Eat Smarter And Live Better

    Swarnam John
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
    You are a successful professional, but it hits hard when you manage the family and work schedules. You find it difficult to prepare healthy meals at a short span of time, yet that inner voice tells you all about the awesome benefits of healthy food. What are you going to do? Here is some great advice from Harvard health scientists.Top health adviceHarvard health professionals advise youTo forget all about whole fat milk and milk products, if you cannot go cold turkey, then try reducing the fat content step by step. I feel something is better than nothing.Reduce your salt intakeSalt affects…
  • Together- Good Social Relationships Promote Your Optimism And Health

    Swarnam John
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    Pixabay.comHaving lots of friends, especially the ones who are positive and spread positive vibes around you, can promote your health and wellness quotient. Have lots of friends who are positive, so that you can enjoy this beautiful journey called life.Beautiful memoriesIt was back in those good old days, just the kind of tales you tell your kids sitting by the fire, with the steaming hot cup of coffee in your hand. Those lovely memories, where you can even bring to mind the texture, aura, aroma and the atmosphere as good as new.A Christmas storyMy aunt was very famous for making handmade…
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  • Can Aromatherapy Help Seasonal Allergies?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:49 pm
    As the seasons change, pollens, dust, and other allergens begin to fill the air and drift quietly toward our noses and lungs. Whatever your particular reaction, seasonal allergies can mean the difference between enjoying the spring blooms and cowering inside to avoid a sneeze attack. If you experience itchy eyes, a persistent cough, a trickling […]
  • The Power of Introspection

    Lauren Cosgrove
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Have you ever asked yourself what you may have done to contribute to a conflict? To fail at achieving a goal? Do you ever wonder why you have certain habits or what you can do to break them? These questions all fall under a part of our thinking that is called introspection – the art of […]
  • Sesame Ginger Soba Noodle Salad

    Lauren Cosgrove
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Full of veggies, crisp and flavorful, this sesame-ginger soba noodle salad is one serious crowd-pleaser. Feel free to mix and match as you like to fit this to your personal tastes; we’ve provided some suggestions for you to start. This particular version will serve 6-8, perfect for a dinner party! INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup neutral oil, […]
  • Get Rid of Blackheads: Tricks for Clear Skin

    Lauren Cosgrove
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Everyone has them – those nasty little buggers called blackheads. Luckily, we’ve compiled some of the very best remedies for how to get rid of blackheads quickly and painlessly. 1. Exfoliate with Baking Soda: Easy as pie! Just mix baking soda with a small amount of water to form a paste, then buff blackheads away […]
  • Beating the Winter Blues

    Lauren Cosgrove
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    There is no season harder on our bodies and minds than winter. More people die from heart failure, suffer from seasonal depression, and experience aches, pains and sickness, in winter than any other time of the year. Why is this? Well, it has to do with a combination of factors: colder temperatures, more time spent […]
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  • Recall: Dangerous Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinners

    Sydney Johnston
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    If you have any Kraft Macaroni & Cheese boxed dinners in your pantry, you need to check them out now. The FDA announced that Kraft is doing a recall of approximately a quarter of a million boxes due to dangerous metal fragments in the pasta you and your family might eat. Let’s face it … eating these […]
  • First Day of Spring, March 23

    Sydney Johnston
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Today is the first day of spring.  That’s a good thing in many ways. The trees are flowering here and the jonquils/daffodils have already passed their prime. Forsythia is only pretty when it’s blooming, IMO, and that’s about over. The days are getting longer so there’s more sunshine. The only thing I DON’T like about […]
  • YOUR Cyber Security Is Too Important To Ignore!

    Sydney Johnston
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Since this is a blog about natural health you might justifiably wonder why we’re posting an article about cyber security? It’s because it’s just too freaking important to ignore and it affects EVERYONE on the Net. Yes, you. And me. Do Any of These Sites Have Your Information? Facebook Twitter Home Depot Target Blue Cross […]
  • A Natural Deodorant Without Aluminum Is Easy, Peasy – Only 2 Ingredients

    Sydney Johnston
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    Using deodorant is doing the world a favor. I’ve been around folks who DON’T use deodorant and … eeeeeeuuuuuwwwww! But most of us know about the dangers of aluminum and many deodorants have aluminum in them, although it’s often disguised. So since we all love natural remedies on this site, let’s talk about how we can make […]
  • My First Black Bean Burger Attempt = Home Run!

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I’m an almost-perfect vegetarian (OK, so I cheat from time to time – so sue me! :-) But, I love burgers!!! So what’s a gal to do? Obviously, it’s to eat bean burgers. I’ve been buying the Morningstar Farm burger, which I like, and I’ve tried Boca burgers, which I don’t like. However, there are reports that MF uses […]
 
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  • Top 6 Dietitian & Nutritionists in Bangalore

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    25 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Top 6 Dietician & Nutritionist in Bangalore A Nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health. Different professional terms are used in different countries, employment settings and contexts — some examples include: nutrition scientist, Public Health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist, and Sports Nutritionist. Here are the list of Top 6 Dietitians   ...Continue Reading
  • Best 5 Dietitian & Nutritionists in Amritsar & Chandigarh

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    16 Jan 2015 | 10:02 pm
    A dietitian (or dietician) is an expert in dietetics. A dietitian advises people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or to achieve a specific health-related goal. Here is the list of Famous 5 Dieticians & Nutritionists in Chandigarh / Amrisar, India. They do consult online   1. Dt. Lavleen Kaur (http://dietitianlavleen.zest.md/)       ...Continue Reading
  • Famous Dietician & Nutritionist in Mumbai

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    18 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    Dietitians or Dieticians are experts in food and nutrition (“dietetics”). They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. They work in a variety of settings from clinical to community and public policy to media communications. Here are the list of  Top 12 Nutritionists in Mumbai:   ...Continue Reading
  • Top 15 Dietician & Nutritionists in Delhi-NCR

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    18 Apr 2014 | 5:20 am
    A Nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health. Different professional terms are used in different countries, employment settings and contexts — some examples include: nutrition scientist, Public Health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist, and Sports Nutritionist. Here are the list of Top 15 Dietitians & Nutritionist of Delhi.    1. Dr Shalini   ...Continue Reading
  • Know about Bladder Cancer

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    26 Jul 2012 | 5:00 pm
    The cancer that starts in the bladder is known as bladder cancer. The bladder is situated right in the center of the lower abdomen. The bladder cancer begins in the lining of the cells of the bladder that are commonly referred to as transitional cells. The cancer is a form of malignant tumor that grows   ...Continue Reading
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  • Doctor Approved and Trusted Program for Treating Tennis Elbow

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    4 Mar 2015 | 2:04 am
    We are pleased to announce that our home treatment program for tennis elbow – Tennis Elbow Secrets Revealed has just gotten the stamp of approval from DoctorTrusted.org. The Doctor Trusted seal of approval not only protects you the consumer but also acknowledges the quality and trustworthiness of our tennis elbow home treatment system. In order to receive this seal of approval and earn this prestigious certification, the Tennis Elbow Secrets Revealed program underwent a strict and exhaustive application process. The program, services offered, along with website(s) promoting it,…
  • Construction Workers Fail Proof Guide for Dealing with Tennis Elbow

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    17 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Are you a construction worker or perhaps a do it yourself junkie who has noticed a little outer elbow pain from time to time? Is your elbow pain sometimes so bad that you can’t even grip a hammer or hold your hot cup of coffee with confidence? If this sounds like you, then don’t worry I’ll explain what this all means but more importantly, steps you can take right now to stop your elbow discomfort and even continue with your construction work or any other manual labour job. The pain that you are experiencing in your elbow is called tennis elbow. No you don’t have to…
  • Best Starting Points for All Tennis Elbow Sufferers

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    16 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    One of the most confusing things about tennis elbow is knowing where to start.  Once you have learned that you do have this terrible condition, how do you know and decide where to start when it comes to your treatment? For people who have just learned they have tennis elbow and it’s been 6 weeks or less, then you are in the acute phase of your injury.  The best starting point for you is to immediately stop doing what caused your injury and/or avoid doing activities that make your elbow pain worse. You may find that taking OTC anti-inflammatory medication everyday for at least two…
  • Can Tennis Elbow Come Back Even After Surgery

    tenniselbowtips
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Anyone who has suffered from tennis elbow knows that getting rid of it can be very challenging and frustrating.  If you are in the lucky group who have cured it and have recently noticed a little discomfort and pain in the same elbow, you may just have the question of: can tennis elbow come back – even after you have had surgery?  Read on to get the answer. The short answer to the question is yes and yes.  It is absolutely possible to re-injure the same elbow in which you had tennis elbow before.  It doesn’t matter if it was surgically repaired or not.  So how and why does…
  • How Tennis and Other Racquet Sport Players Should Tackle Tennis Elbow In the Off Season

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    5 Nov 2013 | 1:54 am
    Just because it is the off season it doesn’t mean you should simply hang up your tennis racquet and hibernate like a bear.  Especially if you are a tennis player who suffers from bouts of tennis elbow on and off throughout the season. The off season is a great time to address your injury and finally do something about it so you permanently put your injury behind you and enjoy a pain free upcoming tennis season.  Even if you play other racquet sports such as badminton, squash or racquet ball, you too should take proactive measures right now to nip your injury in the butt. There are…
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  • CPAP versus Mouth Guards

    1800CPAP
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    A Fool and His Money are Soon Parted When did the phrase “As Seen on TV” become the gold standard barometer of a quality product? I just heard a commercial on satellite radio with a bold message to “get rid of your CPAP and fix your snoring and sleep apnea with a mouth guard”. If you are willing to believe this I have a relative that is a Nigerian prince that needs your help moving money out of Nigeria and is willing to pay you a hefty sum.  Anyone that has ever been spammed with that email gets the joke. The truth is too many people are being fooled by opportunistic…
  • Finding The Best CPAP Mask for You

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    2 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Your mask plays a very important role in long term compliance 1-800 CPAP Chat Central - CPAP Support and Help Line Information
  • Sleep Apnea and CPAP Statistics

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  • Could Sleep Apnea be Making You Depressed?

    1800CPAP
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Researchers have already established that the estimated 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea are four times more likely to have a stroke and three times more likely to experience heart disease if gone untreated. Treatments like CPAP machines can reduce these risks, and according to new research, treating sleep apnea may actually reduce the risk of depression as well. According to Marcus Povitz of Western University in London, Ontario, the lead author of the study, sleep apnea is believed to contribute to depression because sleep apnea causes low quality sleep and sleep…
  • Improve CPAP Comfort with These 10 Tips

    1800CPAP
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Simple Hacks to Improve CPAP Comfort One night in the sleep lab while preparing the hook-up (sleep technician talk for applying electrodes and sensors) I witnessed something I had never seen in my 8 years as a sleep medicine professional.  Before I tell you what it is I would like to give you a little bit of background on this patient. He was a 46 year old male that had been using CPAP for 3 years. He had his original polysomnograph (PSG) to diagnose sleep apnea and CPAP titration done through our company.  He had been diagnosed with an AHI (apnea hypopnea index) of 47, meaning on average…
 
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  • The Challenges of Grief: When Miracles Don’t Happen

    Doug Manning
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    “Why didn’t the thousands of prayers offered by people from all over the country keep my husband from dying?” “Why did my son die? He was a wonderful young man who seemed to just want to help others and yet he died. I see so many kids his age who seem to be wasting their lives and yet they live and my son is dead.” “In my service as a minister, I have told people that we have angels watching over us keeping us in their care. Where was the angel the night my daughter was killed?” The most basic response to any death is “Why”. Why did this…
  • My Grief Journey Exposed in a Dream

    David Roberts
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    I have had several dreams since my daughter Jeannine died in March of 2003. Through further exploration with a dear friend of mine whose passion is projective dream work, I have discovered that the lessons revealed have always been relevant to my journey. Walking and Lost With that, I want to share with you all a dream that I had several evenings ago. I was walking down an unnamed street which was near my place of work. It appeared to be first light; but I believe that I was walking  at either 2:00 or 2:30am. That was the time frame that came to me after I awoke. In addition, I was walking…
  • Sharing Pain is a Gateway to Hope

    David Roberts
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    After my daughter Jeannine died almost eight years ago, I examined and re-examined my existing values, beliefs and priorities. This process was made extremely challenging by the raw pain of my early grief. I am a different person, and in many ways, a better person as a result of my struggle with Jeannine’s death. I have also learned some important lessons about unconditional love, faith, and the enduring power of relationships: The more that we allow the universe to guide us, the more that our redefined purpose becomes clearer. Surrendering to the journey has allowed me to increasingly…
  • The Needs of Grief: Why Does It Help to Talk?

    Doug Manning
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    I am sure some people who are going through grief get tired of being told that they need to talk about it. Usually they are bombarded with “Don’t keep it inside”, “let it all out,” and other clichés. Some are more comfortable with talking than others. Often men, in particular, want to just go off somewhere and lick their own wounds without having to share their pain with anyone. It makes some people feel exposed and vulnerable. Why then is it so important that we talk? Actually talking is not the thing that helps us. Being heard is where the power is. Just…
  • The Impact of Grief: Grieving What You Never Had

    Doug Manning
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    A nun left a voice message saying her ninety-nine year old mother had died recently. She seemed rather upset so when I called her back I was fully prepared to hear how no one would allow her to grieve. Since her mother had lived so long, most people would think she should be glad she had her for such a long life, and not be shocked by her death. I was fully prepared to give her permission to grieve. I was shocked by what I heard, and when our conversation ended, she asked me to write her story. Her first words were, “My mother lived to be ninety-nine and I never spent a single night…
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  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    24 Mar 2015 | 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…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

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    11 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Children can be ruthless when it comes to calling each other mean and hurtful nicknames, particularly if there are any obvious physical attributes that make them stand out. Children who are born with ears that stick out from the side of the head or are overly large are often the first target for teasing among their peers. Teasing can lead to life-long scars on their self-confidence. Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears consider Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty, or Ear Surgery, is a procedure to cosmetically enhance the appearance of the ears by pinning them back or…
  • Brow Lift Dallas

    jenn
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The forehead is often one of the first places people start to notice common signs of aging in. Wrinkles, lines, creases and a sagging, heavy brow can make us look not only older than we are or feel but more severe or upset than we wish to convey. Today there are a plethora of options available to men and women who want to rejuvenate their face and create a more youthful appearance. There is botox and dermal fillers, face lifts, laser treatments, and Brow Lift Dallas- so, how do you know which is right for you? The first step when you are considering any kind of procedure or treatment is to…
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:12 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 Learn more about Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas on our information page is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure that has helped a number of men and women achieve the nose they desired. The Nose, front and center of the face, can either blend in seamlessly to your appearance or stick out as a sore and constant spot of insecurity depending on the person. Many people are unhappy with the look of their nose because they feel it is too large for their face, too crooked, has a bump or indentation in the profile, the tip of the nose is too upturned or too downturned, or too narrow or too wide, etc. These are often very common aesthetic complaints but there are also…
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  • Tips for Avoiding Volleyball Injuries

    BerryRipe
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Volleyball players are at a high risk for injury due to their quick movements and potential for awkward landings. One area of a player’s body that can really suffer from the game is the knees. While strengthening the knees and stretching prior to playing can have a positive impact on the amount of injuries incurred, that is not all that needs to be done. Players in all positions put their knees at risk with dives, slides, and falls as they go after the ball. In addition to floor burns, bumps and bruises can also occur. However, on a more serious scale, a player can experience muscular…
  • Spaghetti Squash – A Healthy Alternative To Pasta

    BerryRipe
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    For many people, eating healthy can prove to be challenging. This is especially true for pasta lovers, who may be in search of more health-conscious substitutions for their favorite dishes. To this end, spaghetti squash can be an ideal alternative when used in traditional pasta preparations. The following information will help virtually everyone incorporate this delicious item into meals. Squash Is Both Nutritious and Delicious When it comes to nutritional value, squash has much to offer anyone looking to boost healthy eating habits. This versatile vegetable is low in calories and fat while…
  • The Perfect App for the Vegan Home Cook

    BerryRipe
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    The vegan lifestyle seems to turn many people off. All the restrictions tend to make the diet a hard one to keep up with, but the astounding health benefits of veganism is definitely worth the trouble. However, something that does tend to pose as an issue for vegans now is variety in their meal plans. How creative can one be, given all the food limitations? The answer is, very. As one of top contenders for best apps for vegans in 2015, this app will surely add some variety and creative in your vegan meals. No longer is it necessary to scour the internet for vegan cookbooks, or visit different…
  • Have a Plan Before You Have the Talk

    BerryRipe
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    When you begin to notice that your parent or parents have reached a point in their life when they need some in-home assistance, you may find yourself dreading the discussion that follows this realization. As with many situations in life, it is best to have a plan before jumping into a discussion that involves a lifestyle change. The manner in which you approach the subject, and the role you take in the process, can set the tone for the discussion and can affect their willingness to accept assistance. Don’t begin the discussion with the word “you” Take a moment to reflect on…
  • The Importance of Exercise for any Age

    BerryRipe
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    A lot of people forgo exercise as they get older due to the belief that their ageing bodies are more prone to injuries. In fact, according to statistics, the average American over the age of 65 spends 4.3 hours a day watching television, yet only 22% of these seniors follow a workout routine. Physical activity becomes even more crucial as you get older; living a healthy lifestyle has been shown to reduce the symptoms associated with old age and also allows you to maintain a greater degree of mobility and independence. Exercises Suitable for Seniors You may not be able to train with the same…
 
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice | Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Vitamin K2 For Heart, Bones and Teeth: Podcast

    Beverly Meyer
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    This podcast on Vitamin K2 for heart, bones and teeth highlights what may be the missing link in your health.   K2 works with Vitamins A, Dand E to manage the placement of calcium in the body.  If you take Vitamin D and don’t take Vitamin K2, you may be contributing to hardening of the arteries, osteoporosis, bone spurs and arthritis.Dr. Weston A . Price, DDS taught us in the 1930’s that diets low in the fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 (his Activator X) would prevent children’s faces from growing the strong cheekbones and jaws needed for wide faces and…
  • Caramelized Cabbage with Bacon and Apples

    Beverly Meyer
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    This recipe for Caramelized Cabbage with Bacon and Apples might become a new family favorite. Who knew cabbage could be so good?  And easy!The soft sweet taste from the apple and onion combines well with the earthiness of bacon.  This is pretty close to a one-dish meal with some extra meat or sausage on the side.  It’s also a great side dish for 4 that goes well with beef or pork.Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s so versatile, and takes on the flavors from whatever you cook it with. Red cabbage has ten times more Beta-Carotene (the Vitamin A precursor)…
  • Natural Care For Dogs and Cats

    Beverly Meyer
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Natural care for cats and dogs means longer, healthier lives, and money savings in the long run. Just as in humans…  What would I ask you to do about your diet and lifestyle?  For starters, eat the diet that’s natural for your species (see my Diet For Human Beings), avoid toxins, and get appropriate exercise, play and sleep.4 tips on natural care for dogs and cats1).  Stop feeding corn and soyCats and dogs don’t eat corn or soy in the wild.  In fact, pretty much nothing eats corn or soy by choice, especially genetically modified as it is now.
  • Keep Calcium Out of Your Arteries! The Vitamin K2 Heart Disease Link

    Beverly Meyer
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    The Vitamin K2 heart disease link is intriguing.  Just as the calcium in hard water can clog pipes and ruin your dishwasher and sprinklers, calcium can be incorrectly deposited in the lining of our arteries.Calcium in the arteries is part of Atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries.  When arteries become narrow, hard, or inflexible, blood pressure increases to push blood through those narrow channels. This results in high blood pressure, although most doctors do not recognize the lack of Vitamin K as pertinent to hypertension.If the arteries become sufficiently clogged with…
  • How To Stop Snoring Naturally

    Beverly Meyer
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Want to know how to stop snoring naturally?  And your partner too?Snoring can be a simple issue, or it can be a complicated one.  Some people resort to surgery on their tongues and palates, but there are many things to try before that.Here’s just a few areas to address to stop snoring naturally.  Find more help in more of my blog posts and podcasts on Sleep.1).  FOOD INTOLERANCES: An intolerance to cow’s dairy is a top factor I see in clients who snore.  Many of us can digest butter (organic please!), real cheese and heavy whipping cream.  Few of us…
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    CPR, ACLS, PALS Certification in Manhattan, NY - CPR123

  • Low Calorie Fast Food Options for Busy Providers

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
      It isn’t easy staying healthy when you’re constantly caring for patients. Although not the most ideal, every now and then, fast food is going to be the last remaining option before or after a long shift. Below are some fast food menu options at 500 calories or less to satisfy any healthcare provider in search of a little yummmm. Dunkin’ Donuts: - Egg white veggie Wake-Up wrap plus hash browns - Egg white turkey sausage Wake-Up wrap - Tuna salad sandwich on english muffin McDonald’s: - Scrambled eggs, english muffin and strawberry preserves - Fruit and maple…
  • CPR123 Plans To Open Location in New Jersey

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    For individuals and organizations in New Jersey, the fall of 2015 will bring a new opportunity to find State-of-the-art emergency response training, workplace consulting services, life-saving equipment and affordable educational resources. CPR123 announced today they are again expanding The region’s leading resource for state-of-the-art emergency response 
training and AED programs with a new location in New Jersey, set to open in the fall of 2015. It will be their first New Jersey location. “We are thrilled to continue our national expansion with the announcement of our first New…
  • CPR123 Announces New Location in San Antonio, Texas

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    CPR123 has proudly transformed hundreds of workplace environments and certified more than 50,000 students, and we’re excited to continue this tradition in San Antonio, Texas at a brand new location, at 8415 Datapoint Drive. In addition to specialty areas available at the previous location the San Antonio CPR123 will feature several new departments, including BLS, ACLS, PALS, I.V, ECG, CPR, and FIRST AID. “CPR123 has empowered individuals and organizations with state-of-the-art emergency response training, and will hopefully continue to do so in the future.” Said Sam Younessian, owner of…
  • 15 Foods for a Healthy Heart

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
      1. Eat fish high in omega-3s, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout. 2. A handful of healthy nuts such as almonds or walnuts will satisfy your hunger and help your heart. 3. Berries are chock full of heart-healthy phytonutrients and soluble fiber. Try blueberries, strawberries, cranberries or raspberries in cereal or yogurt. 4. Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and phytoestogens to boost heart health. Take them in ground or milled form to reap the greatest benefit. 5. Oatmeal: the comfort-food nutrient powerhouse. 6. Dark beans,such as kidney or black beans, are…
  • 5 Important Tips to Know Before a Stress Test

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
      Has your doctor scheduled you for a stress test? If so, perhaps your doctors wants to figure out if you have coronary artery disease or any abnormal heart rhythms. Maybe there is a question about whether your cardiac treatment plan is working or you r doctor is trying to design a safe exercise plan for you. Whatever the case, there are important things one must know about taking a stress test. 1. Don’t eat – Don’t eat within six hours before a stress test. You’ll exercise longer and safer in an empty stomach. 2. Know your pills – Skip your beta blockers…
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    HellaWella

  • Innovative free cookbooks promote healthy eating on a budget

    Vivian Lee
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Innovative free cookbooks promote healthy eating on a budget03/27/2015By Jessica MendezHealthy eating can be challenging under the best circumstances, but it’s even harder on a tight budget. After all, how can you resist the siren call...
  • 10 ways to spice up your dinner with poblano peppers

    Vivian Lee
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    10 ways to spice up your dinner with poblano peppers03/27/2015By Vivian LeeMexican cuisine has given us so many flavors, textures and hot and spicy peppers. The poblano is just one of them. It hails from Puebla, hence its...
  • Could listening to classical music help your brain?

    Vivian Lee
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Could listening to classical music help your brain?03/27/2015By Rik LeeWe all stand on the shoulders of giants, and inspiration can come in the most unexpected ways. The idea that the genius inherent in classical music...
  • Quiz: What makes you happy?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Quiz: What makes you happy?03/27/2015By PlayBuzzHappiness is something that we are all seeking. Discover what will up your happy quotient by taking this fun quiz.
  • Understanding plantar fasciitis and why runners hate it so much

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    Understanding plantar fasciitis and why runners hate it so much03/27/2015By Jennifer DomeWhen I found out that I had plantar fasciitis, I thought my time as a runner was over. But thanks to some much-needed rest and the advice of my...
 
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    Articles and Blog

  • 7 tips on how to be more positive

    16 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
      Here are 7 tips on how to be more positive Is your pessimism getting you down? Here are 7 tips on how to invite positivity and happiness into your life.   1. Surround yourself with positive attitudes A pessimistic outlook is easy to pick up on, so distance yourself from negative people. When you adopt a more positive way of life, you will start recognising all the good that does happen to you.   2. Avoid overthinking everything As soon as a problem presents itself, focus your thoughts on a solution. You can only think about one thing at a time, so if you focus on solutions,…
  • Seven ways to train your abs

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
     
  • Meditation tips for beginners

    1 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      MEDITATION TIPS FOR BEGINNERS  You've heard about the health benefits of mediation but weren't sure how to practice it. Then give our four tips below a try. Tip 1 - Experiment with different styles until you find one that suits you. You might prefer to meditate by focusing on a candle flame, repeating a mantra, focusing on your breathing, visualising a place that represents tranquility for you, or by observing your own thought and sensations. Tip 2 - Find a good teacher. Just like a personal trainer will get you exercising more effectively, a meditation teacher will help boost…
  • The truth about the colour of salmon

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
      THE TRUTH ABOUT THE COLOUR OF SALMON  when you eat smoked salmon, you have probably noticed the pink colour. You probably didn't know that in most of it, this pink colour is artificially added. In the wild, salmon eat krill, which contains a natural chemical that colours the flesh of the salmon. But most salmon is farmed, not wild. Farmed salmon are not fed krill, so their natural flesh colour is grey. To keep the farm salmon looking good, the acqua farmers add a pink food colouring to their food, It usually comes as a carotenoid (astaxanthin), which is either farmed from algae or…
  • Boost your memory by adding garlic to your diet

    17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
      BOOST YOUR MEMORY BY ADDING GARLIC TO YOUR DIET  Ever misplace your keys? Suddenly can't recall the phone number of an important friend? While such small mental lapses happen to everyone, researchers from Pakistan have been looking for the best way to improve your memory. And what did the research unearth? Garlic. The study, which tested non-human subjects, discovered that the consumption of garlic may increase brain function through a spike in serotonin levels, one of the 'feel-good' neurotransmitters. While we're not suggesting that you'll be as quick witted as Buffy the Vampire…
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    HealClick Blog | Putting Experiences of Patients First

  • Update On Our Health Tracker

    healclick@gmail.com
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    I readily admit that I wasn’t a dedicated health tracker before this project, because I never found a health tracker that made me want to track.  Unfortunately, I’m not in the minority.  With over 100 million chronic pain patients, and most popular pain trackers topping out at around 100k users, something’s missing from tracking apps.  And until fitbit starts tracking pain, fatigue, and brain fog, wearables aren’t the answer. Doctors and researchers are clamoring for a better picture of how patients feel between visits, so health tracking could be immensely…
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trial

    healclick@gmail.com
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS CLINICAL TRIAL SEEKING PARTICIPANTS There is a clinical study available to those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, where the purpose of the study is to compare the proposed biosimilar study drug rituximab (GP2013) against a standard approved treatment rituximab (Rituxan®) to see if the study drug is as safe and effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. More about the study: The study drug (GP2013 and Rituximab) is administered by IV Injection (IV). At least 174 people have already taken this drug in clinical trials If you are interested, the full study details and eligibility…
  • Our Health Graph Displays Symptom Changes By the Hour

    healclick@gmail.com
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    We’ve changed our health tracker graph to show symptom trends and flares within each day, in addition to the usual day to day changes.  This should also be helpful for people that track really late at night or really early in the morning, where the cutoff point for which day symptom ratings belong to isn’t always clear. Find your health graph at https://www.healclick.com/tracker/graph The post Our Health Graph Displays Symptom Changes By the Hour appeared first on HealClick Blog.
  • 3 Reasons To Track Your Health  

    healclick@gmail.com
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    1. Track To Remember Think back to the last big flare that you had. Yeah, that one. Was it a Tuesday or a Wednesday? What did you have for lunch the day before? Were there warning signs? Did you overdo it? Was it around the same time that you skipped that dose of your medication? Are you sure you didn’t change something the week before? There is NO reason that you should be trying to remember all this but you probably do. I mean, somebody’s got to manage your illness so it may as well be you! Instead of constantly taxing your working memory, I propose a better method. Track with…
  • Addressing Biotoxins in Persistent Lyme Disease

    healclick@gmail.com
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    This is part 2 of a series on persistent lyme disease. Read Part 1: Treating Chronic Lyme Disease When Doxycycline Fails When Antibiotics Aren’t Enough for Persistent Lyme There is another very important way of explaining Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) that has to do with what happens if you are one of those people who is genetically predisposed to retain certain toxins made by living things. In the genetically susceptible, biotoxins can trigger a type of inflammation that results from an innate immune system that is locked into overdrive. This chronic inflammatory…
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    Job Application Forms

  • Goodwill Application – Occupation Employment Form – Application Online – Job Employment Form

    KennithHarper
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
     Goodwill Goodwill Application Online – Job Employment Form Retail stores are maintained by goodwill through the world offering furniture, second hand clothing, as well as other things for the house. The approximately 165 shops falling under control supply a large number of jobs both abroad and domestically. Minimal Age to Work 16 years old (old do you need to be to work at Goodwill?) Goodwill Hours vary by place Goodwill applicants fall upon the exact same job opportunities discovered in conventional retail settings within the industry. Employment opportunities generally accessible…
  • YMCA – Application Online – Job Employment Form

    KennithHarper
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    YMCA YMCA Application Online – Job Employment Form YMCA recreation centers offer entry-level job seekers and career professionals with an exciting and rewarding chance. Occupations feature salary choices and outstanding base pay, paid training opportunities, variable work schedules, and career advancement potential. Qualified employee benefits are additionally received by workers. Apply online to locate additional information on employee benefits, pay scales, and fitness occupations now. Wellness coordinator Fitness associate, and care tech occupations offer driven workers job opportunities…
  • Walgreens – Application Online – Job Employment Form

    KennithHarper
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    Walgreens Walgreens Application Online – Jobs & Employment Form Walgreens Program Online – As one of drugstore retail chains and the biggest drug store, Walgreens offers employment openings to applicants all over the United States. Workers are always hired by the retailer into direction professions and entry level shop occupations. Prospective workers in store or look on the ton of available places and apply for jobs on the internet. Minimal Age to Work 16 years old (old do you need to be to work at Walgreens?) Walgreens emphasizes customer service occupations with team-oriented…
  • Finish Line – Application Online – Job Employment Form

    KennithHarper
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
     Finish Line Finish Line Application Online – Jobs & Employment Form Among the very most established names in clothing and shoes, professional people seeking careers, and Finish Line hires inspired, enthusiastic. Accessible Places at Finish Line: Finish Line sells broad collections of athletic clothing, sporting goods, and accessories at affordable costs. Most shop locations sit indoors of active, urban shopping malls, which result in continual and routine customer bases and raise the visibility. National existence and the extreme popularity of the brand spur numerous shoppers to the…
  • T. J. Maxx – Application Online – Job Employment Form

    KennithHarper
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    T.J.Maxx T.J.Maxx Application Online – Printable Job Employment Form Functioning as a leading clothes retailer in America, T. J. Maxx offers job seekers exceptionally accessible employment prospects at over 900 places. Applicants seeking places in both managerial and entry level capacities may find various chances through hunting the business profession portal site online. Typically, seeking employment with T. J. Maxx stays fairly clear-cut. Applicants generally want little-to-no previous expertise to meet the requirements for entry level places as goods associates or cashiers. Outstanding…
 
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • 9 Essential Oils You Should Include In Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

    Erica Brooks
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    When creating an emergency preparedness kit, people often overlook the importance of essential oils. They are natural, don’t expire, and are far more versatile than most other man-made products. Here are the top 9 that you should have in your kit. 1. Lavender Lavender can be used for such a wide variety of ailments. It can be rubbed on burns, such as sunburns or infections, it is an antihistamine, and it reduces stress during intense situations. Smelling it or rubbing it on the affected area is all it takes. 2. Lemon The cleansing powers of lemon are no secret. In oil form, it helps to…
  • 10 Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

    Cadence Carlyle
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:43 am
    How to Use Orange Essential Oil Orange essential oil is popular and highly praised by beginners as well as season pros. It is considered to be one of the best essential oils to experiment with when learning about essential oils because of its many uses as well as its flexibility. Orange essential oil mixes very well with many essential oils and therefore is considered fool proof. Orange essential oil is collected by a cold press method from the peel of the orange and is relatively inexpensive due to the fruits abundance. Native to China and India the orange is now grown in the Americas,…
  • Marriage – 10 Steps to Building a Healthy Marriage

    Michael Finlayson
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:26 pm
    When you get married you hope for a happy marriage, I don’t think that anyone getting married deliberately seeks out an unhappy marriage, but the sad fact is that far to many marriages result in misery and divorce. Far to many people seem to forget that once you get married you still have to work at your relationship, you might live happily ever but it will take effort. Here are my 10 steps to building a healthy marriage and I hope that they are of use to you. 1. Share Interests If you want to have a happy and harmonious marriage then you need to be able to share interests. This could…
  • Healthy Meal Ideas for Busy Moms With Wasa Crispbreads

    Erica Brooks
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    This post contains sponsored content. All opinions and meal ideas are my own. Now that it’s the new year and all of the tempting holiday treats are behind me I am looking forward to all things new including cutting back on dining out. Being a stay at home mom dining out was my treat. My mommy time. A way to get out of the house and talk some grown folks. Dining out often can not only take it’s toll on the family budget, it can also take it’s toll on a mommy’s waistline. So I have recommitted to cooking more often and getting back to my prebaby weight. Hey it can…
  • Happy New Year!

    Healthy Family Matters
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    The post Happy New Year! appeared first on Healthy Family Matters.
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    New Bloggy Cat

  • Quote of the day – Natalie Goldberg

    New Bloggy Cat
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.izismile.com) “It’s the process of writing and life that matter. We are trying to become sane along with our poems and stories.” – Natalie Goldberg Tagged: insanity, inspirational, life, life and living, motivational, poems, power-of-words, quotes, sane, stories, stress, words, writers, writing
  • Joke of the day – I’m a nobody

    New Bloggy Cat
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:09 am
    (Photo credit: http://www.cafepress.co.uk) I’m a nobody, nobody is perfect, and therefore I’m perfect! Tagged: clean jokes, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, humor, humour, nobody, perfect, short jokes, very funny jokes
  • 5 Memorable quotes by Lee Kuan Yew

    New Bloggy Cat
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    Beautiful sunset over the Merlion Park, Singapore “A nation is great not by its size alone. It is the will, the cohesion, the stamina, the discipline of its people and the quality of its leader which ensure it an honourable place in history.” “You know, the cure for all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government. You get that alternative and you’ll never put Singapore together again: Humpty Dumpty cannot be put together again… and your asset values will be in peril, your security will be at risk and our women will become maids in other people’s…
  • What We’ve Done with Brain Switched Off, in 6 Words

    New Bloggy Cat
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:19 am
    New Bloggy Cat:LOL….\(❀‿❀)/ Originally posted on Coach Daddy: photo credit: Playing with bubbles.. via photopin(license) The lights are sometimes on – even if no one’s home. It happens. Sometimes, it’s mild – like when I wore the wrong team’s shirt to a soccer match. Or left an egg salad sandwich in my car on a sweltering July afternoon. Wait, that wasn’t minor, was it? We all do stuff with our brain switched off. Right? Every month, I compile a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence. I ask bloggers,…
  • Joke of the day – Ambivalent

    New Bloggy Cat
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Am I ambivalent? Well, yes and no. Tagged: clean jokes, confused, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, mixed feelings, no, very funny jokes, yes
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    Help Your Back

  • Heal Your Rhomboid Strain With 6 Simple Exercises

    Igor (Site Owner)
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    The rhomboid muscles are a deep set of muscles of the upper back. They connects medial edge of the shoulder blade to the spine. Rhomboid strain is a term used loosely to describe a...
  • Best Fitness Trackers of 2015 – Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Motorola

    Igor (Site Owner)
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Up until few years ago, I thought that getting a fitness tracker was a complete waste of money. Why would you need a fancy gadget to put on your wrist when you can just...
  • 16 Ways To Get Natural Pain Relief From Sciatica!

    Igor (Site Owner)
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    Sciatica is a sciatic nerve problem characterized by pain in the lower back and hip which is radiating down the back of the thigh, and further down the leg. It is estimated that every...
  • Quad Exercises and Stretches for Patellar Tendonitis

    Igor (Site Owner)
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    Patellar tendonitis is a condition characterized by pain in the proximal part of the patellar tendon. The pain is usually intensified if a person: Walks uphill Shifts from sitting to standing position or Engages...
  • Is Your Sternum Popping, Breastbone Cracking?

    Igor (Site Owner)
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Sternum popping, breastbone cracking, or joint cracking in general is not considered harmful; and if you go see your doctor about it, he/she will probably tell you not to worry. This is a natural...
 
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    bodykind

  • The Vital Sunshine Vitamin

    Mike McCabe
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Around 10m people throughout England could have seriously depleted vitamin D levels. This is around a fifth of adults and a sixth of children. Vitamin D is needed by the body, keeping bones and teeth strong whilst supporting a healthy immune system. And it’s after the long winter months that the body’s reserves are at their lowest. This much required vitamin is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as unprotected exposure to sunlight is our main source. During the winter months (October through April) our bodies are unable to naturally synthesise vitamin D. This is because the sun lies…
  • Age-Proof Your Brain: Three key brain nutrients

    Mike McCabe
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    March 16th sees the beginning of Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of brain research. In the UK, we are living longer. This means that more and more people will be affected by diminished brain function and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Taking measures to age-proof your brain has never been more important. Read on to discover the 3 most important brain nutrients. Omega-3 More than half of your brain is made of fat. The most important fat to ‘feed’ your brain is DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. DHA helps to…
  • Digest this! Sensible rules for better digestion

    Mike McCabe
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Good digestion and regular bowel function is something we take for granted, that is until we start to experience problems, digestive related issues account for the largest number of GP appointments in the UK. Women are more likely to visit their doctor about their bowel habits than men who tend to put off seeking advice until symptoms present a problem they can no longer ignore. An optimally functioning digestive system is essential to good health in order fully absorb the nutrients in food, general poor digestion can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like indigestion, heartburn, bloating and…
  • Movember: The Male Menopause

    Mike McCabe
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Movember movement was established to inspire men to be more aware of their health needs, and to seek medical help if needed. Men are less likely to visit a doctor than women. They tend to put off making GP appointments which can mean that symptoms are more advanced and harder to treat. On the internet, television and in popular magazines, there seems to be less information about men’s health than women’s health. A good example of this is the menopause. While there is a good awareness of the female menopause and its impact on women’s health, there is a lack of awareness of the male…
  • Probiotics and Children’s Immunity

    Mike McCabe
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    A recent placebo-controlled trial has found that a combination of probiotics and vitamin C helps to prevent cold infections in young children. The study, published last month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, involved 69 preschool children who each received either a placebo supplement or a chewable probiotic and vitamin C supplement for a period of six months. The study was double-blind, meaning that neither the researchers nor the children or their parents knew whether each child was taking the supplement or a placebo. The results at the end of the six month period were…
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • How much protein do athletes really need?

    ojohnson
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    That’s the question I decided to tackle for a research project this semester. There are guidelines set for Americans about the breakdown of the macronutrients you should be consuming: Carbohydrate: 45-65% Fat: 20-35% Protein: 10-35%...
  • My queasy feelings about bariatric surgery

    ojohnson
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    It’s Saturday night and I’m studying. And I have been for most of the day. And I will continue to be until it’s about 9:45 and I head out with a couple of gal pals....
  • New Fitbit video and goal setting tips

    ojohnson
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Check it out! I have a fresh new video up on YouTube for your viewing enjoyment. This one has good lighting, is shorter than previous ones, and I actually got fancy with my logo and...
  • 5 tips for a stressed out life

    ojohnson
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Hey everyone! Happy Friday. I’ve been a wee bit MIA lately, and I’m blaming the insanity that is my life. Between work, school, volunteer projects, and trying to keep my life in order, I’ve been...
  • What’s in my gym bag?

    ojohnson
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hey everyone. Happy #FitnessFriday! I’m officially done with my first week back in school and am really looking forward to having no life whatsoever this semester. Between work and classes and homework and working out...
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    SmokersFitness.com

  • How many smokers will die of smoking-related illnesses?

    thkatz
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    A recent study addresses this question, and the findings are grim. For more details, check out this write-up at the Washington Post. The post How many smokers will die of smoking-related illnesses? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • Is it heart disease?

    thkatz
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States, causing roughly 600,000 deaths. The main risk factors are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, age, and family history of heart disease at a young age. Although you can’t control age or family history, the first four risk factors are in our control […] The post Is it heart disease? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • What smoking does to our lungs – in graphic detail

    thkatz
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    All of you are aware that smoking damages most of the body, especially the lungs. An experiment loaded to the Internet by Devon Arbelo graphically depicts that damage. On one side are a set of healthy pinkish lungs from a nonsmoker. As air is introduced, the lungs expand very nicely. On the other side are […] The post What smoking does to our lungs – in graphic detail appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • Placidex?

    thkatz
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    The Onion spoofs big pharma’s approach to mental health, here. In an effort to alleviate the vague, passing sensation of restlessness and unease that inexplicably afflicts thousands of people each day… The post Placidex? appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
  • A lifetime of bad choices condensed into less than two minutes

    thkatz
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Most of us know that smoking, eating junk food, and avoiding physical activity are all bad for our health. The problem is that each individual cigarette, cookie, or hour on the couch watching TV causes very limited damage – so much so that we barely think about it. How many of you plan to quit […] The post A lifetime of bad choices condensed into less than two minutes appeared first on SmokersFitness.com.
 
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    Primally Inspired

  • Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcakes

    Primally Inspired
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe I love carrot cake! And if you do, too then I have just the recipe for you to try! This Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcake recipe contains no dairy, no grains, no refined sugar, and no nuts making it the perfect allergy friendly and healthy treat. But don’t let all those no’s fool you. These cupcakes are absolutely delicious! They are moist, perfectly sweet and filled with wholesome goodness like carrots, dates and metabolism boosting coconut oil. I’ve been making a double batch the last few Easter’s and they always get gobbled up before I can…
  • Pineapple Sesame Meatballs

    Primally Inspired
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Pineapple Sesame Meatballs These Pineapple Sesame Meatballs are a winning combination of Asian flavors and sweet, juicy pineapple! I love meatballs! They are just so dang versatile, right? Pop ‘em on a salad, pop ‘em on a baked sweet potato, pop ‘em on a lettuce wrap, pop ‘em over a skillet veggie hash, pop ‘em in your mouth. Oh, so many possibilities!  Our favorite way to eat them is on top of my pineapple ginger coleslaw. It’s such a delicious combination and full of good nutrition.  I  included my Pineapple Ginger Coleslaw recipe in the notes section…
  • Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil

    Primally Inspired
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil   Have you heard about oil pulling yet?  If not, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, I’ll teach you all about oil pulling, the health benefits of oil pulling and my results from oil pulling with coconut oil for the past year.    When I first heard about oil pulling, I was intrigued. I am a huge believer in doing what I can to lessen my toxic load and I have a heart that wants to teach anyone who will listen (that’s YOU! oh heyyy!) how to reduce the toxins in your life so…
  • Grain Free Breadsticks

    Primally Inspired
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Grain Free Breadsticks Grain Free Breadsticks that are delicious and take less than 5 minutes of prep – what’s not to love about that?  My grandmother is 100% Italian and let’s just say that together we share a deep love of Italian foods.  Breadsticks, pizza, pasta, bread, spaghetti sauce, meatballs, oh my! What’s an Italian food loving, grain-free gal going to do?   Thankfully, I re-created all my favorite Italian dishes into just as delicious, but healthy, grain-free and paleo friendly options (see bottom of this post for the links to my favs!).  Most…
  • Pizza Meatballs (Grain Free)

    Primally Inspired
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Grain Free Pizza Meatballs My husband, Zach is a huge pizza fan. If it were up to him, we’d have pizza a few nights a week. By the way, he loves my paleo pizza crust (recipe HERE) and thinks it’s even better than a pizza shop.  That’s kind of a big deal in my world because he’s pretty picky about his pizza.  If you haven’t tried that recipe yet and are looking for a good and easy grain-free pizza crust, give it a try this week. It only takes about 5 minutes to whip up so it’s great for a busy weeknight! But back to these pizza meatballs…..
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    DomeHealth.com

  • Is Coffee Consumption Recommended and What Health Effects It Has on You?

    INLOGEDNS
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    A recent medical study announced that regular consumers of coffee have a relative risk of death higher than the others. Saying this, however, we shouldn't ignore the fact that the lovers of the black drink, smoke more, drink more alcohol, eat more calories and red meat, and engage in physical activity less than the rest of the population. Considering these biases, the authors of the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in may 17, 2012, have been able to isolate the specific effect of the coffee. And the result of the observation is quite different. The mortality would…
  • Endometriosis - What is It, Causes, Symptoms, Possible Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

    INLOGEDNS
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:06 am
    image source: blausenWhat is Endometriosis?The endometrium is the tissue that lines the inner wall of the uterus. It is this tissue, which is expelled in each month during menstruation. Each month, it thickens rapidly in anticipation of a pregnancy, and if pregnancy does not occur, the excess tissue of the endometrium is then evacuated during menstruation.In the case of endometriosis, some of these endometrial cells spread outside the uterus, usually in other parts of the abdomen. These cells respond to female hormones in the same manner as those of the endometrium. Each month, the tissue…
  • Health Benefits of Kombucha Tea and How to Make Your Own At Home

    INLOGEDNS
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:23 am
    Kombucha starting fermentationimage source: emerson The healthy food and living fans probably already know about kombucha and are aware more or less of its many health benefits and healing properties. Used for centuries to protect and strengthen the immune system of our body, the kombucha is a type of fungus that can be found easily on the Internet or in specialty health stores.What are the health benefits of drinking kombucha tea?The type of fungus the kombucha is made of is nothing like the mushrooms that we know as the traditional porcini mushrooms or button mushrooms. Kombucha is a fungus…
  • How to Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy?

    INLOGEDNS
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Stretch marks sometimes appear during pregnancy. And you may wonder where do these small pink streaks come from and how to avoid them? Then read the article bellow to find out. What are these stretch marks, actually?The skin consists of 3 layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. Stretch marks are scars that are located at the level of the dermis. They are caused by a rupture of the deep elastic areas of the skin (collagen fibers) and are replaced by thinner fibres and often they get disorganized. As soon as they appear, stretch marks form zebra like stripes purple-red in color…
  • Stem Cells - What are Stem Cells, Types and Advantages of Stem Cell Treatment.

    INLOGEDNS
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    embryonic stem cells microscopic viewWhat are stem cellsStem cells are the source of all types of blood cells in our immune system, and they are the cells that make up almost every organ and tissue in our body. At birth the blood in the umbilical cord contains large quantities of stem cells. More precisely, the blood in the umbilical cord is rich in stem cells, which will then transform into the blood cells and immune system cells.Cord blood contains a so-called. pluripotent stem cells, which will create the cells of the numerous types of tissues in the human body (myocardium, liver,…
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    Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada

  • Travel Tips To Ensure a Healthy Spring Break

    vince
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Every Spring hordes of North Americans escape the cold, wet weather and flock to sunny destinations to relax by a beach or a pool. In most cases, they get too much sun, eat and drink a little too much and come home feeling more tired and unhealthy than when they left. By now many of […] The post Travel Tips To Ensure a Healthy Spring Break appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Five Full Body Exercises for the Office

    vince
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Aside from hiking outside everyday, Mountain Trek’s program also utilizes fitness classes to ensure you’re strengthening muscle, improving your flexibility, getting your heart rate up with the help of cardiovascular exercise and, of course, having fun! In fact, the chart seen here is used to describe to arriving guests what they’ll experience throughout their time […] The post Five Full Body Exercises for the Office appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • A Full Day of Spa Cuisine Recipes

    vince
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    There has been a lot of talk about “spa cuisine” in the past year and some people are questioning just exactly what the phrase means. Some assume it’s vegetarian or flavourless or served in tiny qualities. Others wonder if it’s new-age “superfood” or supplemental vitamins. In actual fact, spa cuisine can include meat, it’s delicious […] The post A Full Day of Spa Cuisine Recipes appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • 9 Ways to Get Beach Ready & Cure the “Muffin Top”

    MountainTrek
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    We've experienced some dramatic and unhealthy lifestyle changes in the last half century that have contributed to the trend of the human "muffin top" shape. There are ways to combat this however. Here are a nine tips for curing the muffin top. The post 9 Ways to Get Beach Ready & Cure the “Muffin Top” appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • 14 Ways To Pamper Yourself This Valentine’s Day + How to Balance Work & Play

    vince
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Read our tips for pampering yourself this Valentine's Day. Also travel tips for healthy vacation, Chef Laurie's yummy Endurance Cracker recipe and more! The post 14 Ways To Pamper Yourself This Valentine’s Day + How to Balance Work & Play appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
 
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    AriesJobs

  • Upcoming 5 Smartphones to Buy In 2015

    Aries
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    HTC one M9 The Mobile World Congress takes place in the first week of March 2015, and HTC is looking to unveil its next generation flagship android One M9 as well as it’s consequent launch. Specs: According to a leak for the tech world, it’ll have dimensions of 144.3 x 69.4 x 9.56 mm but [...] The post Upcoming 5 Smartphones to Buy In 2015 appeared first on AriesJobs.
  • Cloud Storage – The Changing Trends

    Aries
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    The latest change in the trend of storing and maintaining our data and information has helped the concept of cloud storage to bloom. Cloud storage in becoming increasingly popular not only for personal use but for official documents and files also. A lot of professionals in the corporate world also vouch for its safety and [...] The post Cloud Storage – The Changing Trends appeared first on AriesJobs.
  • 5 Essentials in Your Traditional Marketing Campaigns

    Aries
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    The success of every business is dependent on its ability to successfully promote, advertise, market, and sell its products and services to buyers and clients. So, knowing what advertising channels, media, ad type, format, and a host of other things are crucial to you having a successful marketing campaign that opens the flood gates and [...] The post 5 Essentials in Your Traditional Marketing Campaigns appeared first on AriesJobs.
  • 4 Must Have Features in Mobile Device VPNs

    Aries
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Tablets and Smartphones have become essential tools for the workplace. The security and IT departments of corporate organizations are aware of the security threats these could cause and try to maintain a balance between the right levels of access allowed versus the necessary protection of sensitive data. Specifically this gets very challenging when the devices [...] The post 4 Must Have Features in Mobile Device VPNs appeared first on AriesJobs.
  • 4 Ways to Increase Local Website Visibility!

    Aries
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Location based marketing is a technique that has been in use for some time. It now heavily involves technology and the use of the Internet. Making use of your resources like these can be great for business. So learn how it works for you as a company and as a customer. 1. Listing the Business [...] The post 4 Ways to Increase Local Website Visibility! appeared first on AriesJobs.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Once Upon A Time… I Had A Large Intestine: Part 2

    GiGi
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    For Part One… CLICK HERE  Can I just tell you that the fun I had getting barium enemas… Was match-less?!  No wonder I am no longer amused when I go to an amusement park. The best part about this procedure? The “prize” at the end of course… That I would need to have a colectomy**! Ha! Screw that GIGANTIC stuffed kangaroo at the carnival, I want to have my large intestine removed instead (oh and as a bonus, take out [Read On!]
  • Once Upon A Time… I Had A Large Intestine: Part 1

    GiGi
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Let me paint a little picture for all of you… But bear with me… I am no Vincent Van Gogh. Close your eyes and envision a girl… Laying on the cold, tiled bathroom floor… Gripping her knees and constantly thrashing about like a fish out of water… Sobbing and yelping like a dying Hyena. As she rolls in an out of consciousness the only thoughts that go through her mind are: “If this is what it feels like to give [Read On!]
  • Notsa Carbonara

    GiGi
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Have you ever been caught in a treacherous F-5 tornado filled with hail the size of pick-up trucks, hungry great white sharks, sharp machetes, an angry and drunk Chris Brown and the father of all monsters in Greek Mythology: Typhon? Well if you can believe it, my parents had to endure such harsh conditions on a near daily basis until I was about 14 years old, when they “slayed the beast” or in other words: sent me to boarding school. These [Read On!]
  • Food Babe? More Like Food Bitch

    GiGi
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    Hey babe, you know what’s really uncool? When you completely BLOW ME OFF because you’re “too busy”… No, no, no, I am not complaining about my “secret Valentine“… I’m actually complaining about another “babe” that most of you may actually know of… THE FOOD BABE. Are you ready for a bit of a rant? You may want to grab some energy-boosting chia seeds… Scratch that, you’ll probably need the fuel of a Thanksgiving FEAST to power through with me. So [Read On!]
  • Protein-Packed Crunchy Love Bites

    GiGi
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    You know that one day of the year (that happened to have just past) where everyone showers their loved ones with flowers, candies and chocolate hot sauce in bed other gifts (ahem, how many of you got engaged and/or married on this day?)? Well I don’t get why showing your love for others is dedicated to only one single day of the year… Shouldn’t you be experimenting in the bedroom on the daily? You see, my Valentine’s Day wasn’t all that different from any [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • 4 Habits to Get the Spring Back in Your Step

    Lydia Di Francesco
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Spring is a time of renewal. There’s a fresh feeling of newness in the air as many us get out of hibernation mode. A common complaint I hear from clients and friends during this transition from Winter to Spring is a lack of energy. People still feel sluggish and tired from the long, dark Winter days. They’re looking to get the spring back in their step and increase their energy levels. Below I’ve listed 4 habits that will help you get your energy back. They aren’t revolutionary or new, but they are effective if you do them.  4 Habits to Get the Spring Back in Your…
  • Tomato Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken

    Lydia Di Francesco
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Using the slow cooker is one of the best ways to prepare food because it’s so EASY!! I’m a lazy cook, so I’m always looking for ways to make preparing food as painless as possible…and if I can have leftovers, even better! :) This Tomato Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken recipe can be prepped in under 10 minutes and then left to cook on its own while you’re at work. Ingredients: – 6-8 pieces of Chicken (I used thighs and legs, but breasts would work also) Note: using frozen chicken will work too – 1 can of passata (strained tomatoes) or diced tomatoes…
  • Are You Addicted to Being Busy?

    Lydia Di Francesco
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Busy-ness. It’s become like a badge of honor or (oddly) something people boast about. The almost default answer to “How are you?” seems to be a variation of “I’m really busy”. At times a conversation turns into a contest about who is the most busy. Often said in a humble-brag kind of way. Sometimes I get the sense that we equate busy-ness with self-importance, self-worth and being productive. (I certainly can fall into this trap). Maybe not consciously, but on a subconscious level. Or we keep busy as an avoidance mechanism. To avoid unhappiness in our life,…
  • Immunity Boosting, Flu-Fighting, Cold-Busting Smoothie

    Lydia Di Francesco
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    It’s that time of year when everyone around you is getting sick, right? You’re too busy to get sick. That’s why I recommend you try my immunity boosting smoothie that helps ward off the cold and flu. I’m not making any guarantees, but it sure helped me this past week. I felt like I was getting a sore throat thing, so I had a smoothie every morning, and along with a bit of extra sleep it didn’t turn into anything. It’s packed full of herbs and spices that are super beneficial for the body. I’ve explained some of the benefits below. I’ll be…
  • How to Actually Achieve Your Health Goals

    Lydia Di Francesco
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Hopefully you’ve made some goals for improving your health this year. (If not, there’s still time to set a few). It can be a challenge to achieve what we’ve set out out to do, but there’s a way to make it easier on yourself. I believe the best way to actually achieve your goals is to start small. Notice, I’m not saying dream small, but start small. There’s a difference. I think you should dream big. Be ambitious. Push yourself. BUT, realize that it won’t happen all at once and right away. For example, one of my client’s goals this year is to run…
 
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • Recognizing Alcohol Use Disorder

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    “I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe Addiction medicine poses particular challenges in management as recognition by the person who is addicted, or their family and friends, may be difficult or delayed. For instance, the most commonly used substance, alcohol, may not be an…
  • Scratching the Surface – What is an Addiction?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” ~ Virginia Woolf Next week I am starting a Motivational Interviewing (MI) course that runs until May 15th through the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). I am thrilled as I have tried to enroll before but it has either been full or I have missed the date. This beneficial interviewing tool can be used in any type of health behavior change including addictions. In addition to this, I am also embarking on two new positions, very closely linked, in physician health. One of these positions has lead to an increased awareness of the importance…
  • 6 Ways Family Travel Enhances Our Well-Being

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    8 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    “You need to make time for your family no matter what happens in your life” ~ Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook Today, I had the pleasure of doing a physician health presentation at a surgical retreat in the Rocky Mountains. Not only was it a wonderful opportunity professionally, but it allowed my family to travel somewhere new for the weekend, support me and spend time together. Family travel is extremely important to us. Spending time away from home can be tiring, and have its ups and downs, but ultimately, it enhances our well-being in so many ways including the following:…
  • Why Am I So Passionate About Physician Wellness?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    “When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” ~ Heophilus, 300 B.C., Greek physician & pioneer of anatomy I was recently reminded about how I became interested in physician health and wellness. Since it has now become such an integral part of my mindset, it is a good exercise to reflect upon my journey.  Although I have many interests, I am truly passionate about physician wellness. My journey toward physician wellness My initial interest in wellness, as viewed from a…
  • Effective Communication – Lesson 3 from Martin Seligman

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    “The meeting of t