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  • The 3 Best Essential Oils for Anxiety (These Can Work Fast!)

    Natural Alternative Therapies
    Meital James
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:40 am
    What’s the one scent that most reminds you of your childhood? For me, Lavender is one of the most nostalgic fragrances, bringing scenes of my childhood vividly to my mind: Summer days that last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 Nutrition Hacks for Headaches

    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online
    Nutrition Sheila
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Nothing drains the life out of your day quite like being knocked down with a headache. Slide Title:  <strong>1) Drink plenty of water</strong> Image:  Image Caption:  Design Pics/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Often the first step to take when tackling a headache is to sit down and drink a glass of water or two. Even mild dehydration can cause a headache. Severe dehydration or chronically being dehydrated can significant and reoccurring headaches. Make sure to get 8 cups a day minimum. High temperatures, altitudes and physical activity increase your need for fluids.
  • 15 Foods to Eat for Glowing Skin and Healthy Hair

    BestHealth Mag
    mgreer
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
  • Eating a fiber-rich diet enhances beneficial gut microbes, experts say

    Digestive Health SmartBrief
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    The bacteria in the gut eat what we eat, and food choices affect whether the gut microbiome is weak or strong and diverse, sc -More- 
  • Brain teasers and tips to stay sharp in between jobs (and when you have one too)

    SharpBrains
    SharpBrains
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    7 WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE WHEN YOU’RE IN BETWEEN JOBS (Fast Company): “Sure, you didn’t plan on being on permanent vacation, a.k.a. unemployed, but here you are. And believe it or not, this can be a blessing in disguise… 3. VOLUNTEER AT AN UPCOMING INDUSTRY CONFERENCE. Research any associations in your industry that might have an upcoming luncheon, conference, or networking event. Reach out to the coordinators to see if you could use your expertise at their next event… 5. STAY SHARP. Exercise your mind with crossword puzzles and brain games. SharpBrains lists 50 brain teasers to…
 
 
 
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    The New Republic

  • Hillary Clinton—She’s Just Like Us!

    Josephine Wolff
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    My guilty pleasure is reading other people’s email. Since I study cybersecurity, friends sometimes ask me whether I can hack into their email accounts, but I actually have neither the skill nor the will. Instead, I can get my fix from publicly released email archives. Give me a few thousand munda
  • The Wrong Way to Stop Prostitution

    Noah Berlatsky
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Are sex workers who engage in prostitution criminals? Technically, yes: In most of the United States, prostitution is considered a crime, and workers who sell sexual services—even, in many states,
  • What the New $10 Bill Should Really Look Like

    Madison Johnson
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    The U.S. Department of Treasury is asking for public input on its plans to put a woman on the $10 bill in 2020. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has taken the government up on its offer by rede
  • This Is What Your Hot Dog and Burger Are Doing to the Planet

    Rebecca Leber
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    When Americans fire up their grills on Independence Day, they'll dump up to 882 million pounds of carbon pollution into the atmosphere—the equivalent of burning 2,145 railcars of coal. And that doesn’t even in
  • “It’s Time That Writing Took Something Back From the Internet”

    Gideon Lewis-Kraus
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Joshua Cohen’s Book of Numbers has been ably, if lazily, describedas ‘the Great American Internet novel,’ but for the most part these comparisons have dwelled on the book’s preoccupations—distraction and voyeurism, mobility in junkspace, raids on privacy and t
 
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    Digg: sex Stories

  • More Sex Doesn't Make People Happier

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:24 am
    A recent study found that couples who increased the amount of sex they had per week actually ended up hating sex more.
  • The Biology Of Sex , In Pictures

    7 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    The deeper reasons for the ubiquity of sex are still not fully understood. All the more reason, we think, to marvel at the many ways that sex is implemented in biology.
  • The Scientific Case For Decriminalizing Sex Work

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    New research suggests that existing legislation against sex work may also be harming society at large — and that decriminalizing sex work could help slow the spread of HIV.
  • The Economics Of The Sex Trade

    12 Mar 2014 | 4:31 am
    A street prostitute in Dallas may make as little as $5 per sex act. But pimps can take in $33,000 a week in Atlanta, where the sex business brings in an estimated $290 million per year. These are just some of the findings of a landmark government-sponsored report on the size and structure of the sex economy.
  • ' Sex Box,' The Only Show Where People Have Sex In A Box, Is Coming To America

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:09 pm
    " Sex Box." The only show where a couple is judged by a panel of sex experts immediately following having sex on a stage. It's the same highly literal naming principle as "Snakes On A Plane."
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
  • No Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesNo Support Today, Monday May 25 2015Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Aetna CEO addresses antitrust concerns over Humana deal

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Aetna Inc Chief Executive Mark Bertolini said Monday he was confident an antitrust review of the company's proposed purchase of Humana Inc would allow the deal to close in the second half of 2016, seeking to allay investor concerns over significant regulatory hurdles. Bertolini said Aetna had already prepared for possible divestitures to address overlaps with Humana's business in the largest-ever U.S. health insurance deal. Aetna has not discussed the deal directly with the U.S. Department of Justice, but has consulted with regulatory experts, Bertolini told cable channel CNBC.
  • 5 Easy Steps To Kick Your Caffeine Habit

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    By Jennifer Still for Thrive MarketThere's nothing wrong with starting your day with a hot cup of coffee. But, if you absolutely can't get out of bed without some java, chances are you've got a caffeine addiction on your hands.While harboring a love for a beverage-based buzz might seem harmless, it gets a bit scary when you consider that, if...
  • Swiss right-to-die group gets green light for new suicide room

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    A Swiss organization that helps terminally ill people take their own lives and defends their right to refuse medical treatment said on Monday local authorities had allowed it to open another room for assisted suicides. Exit, which provides lethal drugs to help people die, said the Basel canton's local building council had dismissed objections to its plan to convert part of its office in Binning, Switzerland, into an assisted suicide room. The room would be Zurich-based Exit's second in Switzerland.
  • Gaza children 'emotionally shattered' one year after conflict

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year's conflict are showing signs of severe emotional distress and trauma, including frequent bed wetting and nightmares, a global children's charity said on Monday. A ceasefire last August ended 50 days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel, in which health officials said more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed. Israel put the number of its dead at 67 soldiers and six civilians.
  • Fitness apps data reveals American workout habits, most active states

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans are recording their workout routines and activities on apps that are giving fitness experts new insights into the habits of a logged-in population. Data compiled by fitness and workout tracker apps, MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness, show that California, Colorado and Washington are the U.S. states with the most active residents based on the length, frequency and type of exercise they recorded. "Seven of our top 10 active states were western states," said Rebecca Silliman of MyFitnessPal, which analyzed information recorded by its…
 
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    WHO news

  • Recurrence of Ebola transmission in Liberia

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:27 pm
    On 9 May 2015, Liberia marked an important milestone in the management of their Ebola outbreak. On that day, the country was declared free of Ebola transmission because no new cases had been identified for 42 days after the safe burial of the last person confirmed to have been infected with Ebola virus disease. Although transmission of the virus had ceased, Liberia remained at high risk of a recurrence of Ebola due to ongoing transmission in neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone. For this reason Liberia then entered a 90-day period of vigilance involving testing anyone with features of Ebola…
  • Managing contacts in the MERS-CoV outbreak in the republic of Korea

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    In June 2015, WHO and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Public Health and Welfare presented the results of their joint assessment of the MERS outbreak. The assessment led to a series of recommendations, which incorporated specific actions to halt the spread of the virus, including early and complete identification and investigation of all contacts; and robust quarantine/isolation and monitoring of all contacts and suspected cases. To date, a total of 182 MERS-CoV cases, including 33 deaths, have been reported. One of the 182 cases is the case that was confirmed in China. In order to…
  • Lack of sanitation for 2.4 billion people is undermining health improvements

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals. The Joint Monitoring Programme report, Progress on sanitation and drinking water: 2015 update and MDG assessment, says worldwide, 1 in 3 people, or 2.4 billion, are still without sanitation facilities – including 946 million people who defecate in the open.
  • WHO news on Ebola

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
  • WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Cuba

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Cuba today became the first country in the world to receive validation from WHO that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “This is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation” she added.
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    Experience Life

  • Anatomy of a Hand Sanitizer

    Heidi Wachter
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps have never been proved more effective at killing germs than ordinary soap and water, but consumers still rely heavily on them: Americans spent $173.5 million on hand sanitizers in 2012. While the FDA classifies alcohol-based hand sanitizers as generally safe, some of their ingredients can be skin irritants — or worse. Here’s a breakdown of key ingredients in a typical alcohol-based product, along with their “hazard scores” from the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.
  • Carolina-Style Barbecue Sauce

    Betsy Nelson
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Makes 2 cups Preparation time: 15 minutes ¾ cup yellow mustard ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 cup cider vinegar ¼ cup water 1 tsp. hot paprika ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes ¼ tsp. ground black pepper ¾ tsp. coarse sea salt or kosher salt Mix all the ingredients in a medium-size saucepan. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil over high heat and then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. The sauce can be used immediately or refrigerated for up to one month. Be sure to cool it in the refrigerator before using as a marinade.
  • Make the 4th a Casual Celebration — Build a Smorgasbord!

    Experience Life Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
      Use this mobile-friendly shopping list to make sure you get a variety of foods that hold up well in the summer heat.   Download the PDF.
  • Finding My Rhythm: Lisa Brannan-Blair’s Success Story

    Lisa Brannan-Blair
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s amazing how much life can change in a short period. When I think back to who I was this time last year, I barely recognize myself. In 2014, I was well into the first year of running my own company, offering accounting services to small businesses. Somewhere along the way, though, I realized that my work-at-home arrangement was keeping me holed up in the house for days on end. Each morning I woke up, walked 20 steps to my office, sat in front of the computer all day, and then moved to the couch to spend the evening in front of the TV. I had become a recluse. And the longer my life…
  • 5 Summer Mocktails to Savor This 4th of July (VIDEO)

    Experience Life Staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    GINGER GREEN TEA-NI The elegance of a martini meets the energizing effect of green tea. Use a mandoline or vegetable peeler to thinly shave the gingerroot for garnish. Makes two drinks Serving glass: Martini 6 oz. brewed green tea, chilled 2 tbs. ginger syrup, chilled (find the recipe here) 1/2 cup crushed ice 2 thin shavings of gingerroot or cleaned and trimmed lemongrass stalks Shake the tea, syrup, and ice in a cocktail shaker, then strain into glasses. Garnish with a slice of ginger. (Alcohol options: Vodka or gin) CUCUMBER-MINT INFUSION This concoction is as refreshing as a spa drink…
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    calorielab.com

  • You are Literally as Old as You Look, Unless You’re Pat Boone or Willie Nelson

    Robert S. Wieder
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) aka Francois aka Mister Pink/Flickr “How old are you?” may well be the question you’ve been asked most often during your lifetime. You probably also considered it one of the easiest to answer. But it turns out to be a trickier question than it seems. If we’re talking simple chronological age, of course, there’s no problem. You are the number of years you’ve been alive. But chronological age is not necessarily biological age. If it were, everyone would die by the time they hit a universal sell-by mortality date, say, 83.5 years or so. And…
  • Exercise Fueling: Let Thirst be Your Guide, and Go Light on the Snacks

    Karen Collins
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Kirybabe/Flickr Proper food and fluid are important not only to get more out of your exercise, but also to feel better during and after it. But you need to watch that you don’t overdo it on the calories. What and how much you need depend on how long and intense your activity is and whether you want to gain, maintain or lose weight. The key is to give your body what is right for you. Water is the ideal beverage for most people. Drink enough before (and during) exercise to prevent dehydration, and then after to replace fluid lost in sweat. Most recreational athletes do well…
  • To Control Your Eating, Use Your Brain, Ignore Your Body

    Dr. J
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Shaheen Lakhan/Flickr You have probably heard the adage, “Listen to your body.” Well, your body has likely lost its way a long time ago. If you really want to be healthy, you better learn to listen to your brain. Humans are an interesting species. We have a large complex brain, but we have an animal’s body. Our brains can think, reason, and make important decisions to help us. Our bodies are controlled by a complicated neuro-endocrine system of numerous chemical transmitters and hormones. How we work with this throughout our lives will determine our health. The…
  • Latest Medicinal Pot Studies Just Raise More Questions

    Robert S. Wieder
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Damian Gadal/Flickr The Journal of the American Medical Association for June 23 was a kind of marijuana special issue, with two separate research articles and an editorial on the subject of medicinal pot. The takeaway message, at least according to most news articles about the JAMA findings, is along the lines of “Medical marijuana not shown to be effective for many problems it’s prescribed to help.” And one reality: research is still at square one A number of interesting Facts And Observations (FAO) are contained in the JAMA reports, but beyond the bare…
  • Never Eat or Exercise Like Someone Crazier Than You

    Dr. J
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Chris Connelly/Flickr The beginning of summer is a great time to begin a new health and fitness program. There are many ways to achieve this goal, and making these choices can be challenging, and it is common for beginners to seek counsel from those who know “the way.” Well, let me give you some practical advice on this. Never eat or exercise like someone crazier than you. I’m might be going out on a limb here, but I would say you do not want to exercise like this guy: And you do not want to eat like Takeru Kobayashi: What you do want to do: 1. Engage in…
 
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    Starling Fitness

  • Find Somebody To Be Successful For

    Laura Moncur
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    I absolutely ADORE this quote from President Obama! It reads: Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs. Barack Obama Thinking of other people instead of myself has been one of the most helpful things I’ve learned this last year. So many times when I am feeling bad, it’s because I am only thinking about myself. The minute I try to focus my goals on making other people happy, all that worry, fear and desire for control go out the window. Taking the focus off myself and my crazy head and putting it outside myself somehow makes the crazy go away. And…
  • When You’re A Team of One, You’re Always Captain

    Laura Moncur
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    I saw this quote and nodded in sadness. It reads: When you’re a team of one, you’re always captain. Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata That is true. It is so much easier to be a team of one. No one to argue with. No one to pull you down. If you want something done, you just DO it and it’s done. There’s no waiting FOREVER for that lazy other team member to get their part done so you can do your stuff. This is why I suffered with my binge eating for so long. I was so dependent on the idea that a team of one is better that I wasn’t able to find…
  • A Year From Now, You’ll Wish You Started Today

    Laura Moncur
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    I saw this motivational thought and it made me want to make a poster out of it. It reads: A year from now, you’ll wish you started today. The funny thing is, a year ago is about when I finished my step work with my sponsor. I have been slowly, but steadily losing weight ever since I joined Overeater’s Anonymous in January 2014. I am so grateful that I walked through the doors to that meeting a year and a half ago. I AM in that position. I started this a year and a half ago and I am so happy that I did. Coming out the other side, it was totally worth it. I failed so many times…
  • Chicken Sausage Patties

    Laura Moncur
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:43 am
    I was looking at Tumblr and I saw these great chicken sausage patties that success through sweat made. They looked delicious, but how do I make them? Fortunately, Fitness, Health, And Confidence asked her for the recipe. Ingredients 3 lbs chicken– my mom bought it in bulk and I was like wtf I’ll never be able to eat all this chicken 3 cloves garlic 1 small onion 1 egg white 2t kosher salt 1 3/4t black pepper 1/2t paprika 2T Carraway seeds Directions Toss the chicken, garlic, and onion into a food processor and pulse until very finely minced– almost a chicken paste (lol ew) In a mixing…
  • You Are Loved Beyond Measure

    Laura Moncur
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    When I first saw this motivational poster from Positive Life Tips, I was bugged by it. It reads: You are loved beyond measure, and nothing you can ever do can separate you from that love. I thought the quote was talking about God or maybe my family and friends. It made me want to make a farting noise with my tongue and wave it away rudely. And then I remembered this quote from this entry I wrote: * Starling Fitness – All They Care About Is You It reads: “Whenever you feel sad just remember that there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.” We ARE…
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    EcoSalon

  • 5 Masters of Italy’s Eco-Renaissance

    Donna Sozio
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Italy has faced major environmental controversy but it’s also in the middle of an eco-renaissance.  On the heels of its Nutella scandal it’s important to acknowledge the individuals, winemakers, hotels, restaurants, and even a corporation dedicated to sustainability while preserving some of Italy’s oldest traditions that are slipping away. Here are 5 Masters of Italy’s Eco-Renaissance: 1. Roccafiore Country Resort, Umbria  Umbria’s RoccaFiore has it all: a boutique hotel, vineyards, cantina, wellness center, and a restaurant featuring a sumptuous Zero-K menu.
  • How to Start a Podcast About Food: Foodie Underground

    Anna Brones
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Column Love food? Love learning about it? Love talking about it? Then maybe you’ve been thinking about how to launch a podcast about food. We learn how from Emily Dilling of Paris Paysanne. While we live in an age where content is churned out faster than you can blend together a kale smoothie (sorry), and the amount of that content has turned us into people with very short attention spans, I do think that in the end quality content will win out over quantity. As a writer, there is no way to continue your craft without believing that there is someone out there who is going to read your…
  • Ayurvedic Skincare: How Your Dosha Affects Your Skin

    Liz Thompson
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Keeping skin beautiful may be easier than you think. Learn how your dosha affects your skin and the basics behind the Indian practice of Ayurvedic skincare. We talk a lot about solving skin issues like breakouts, dryness, and irritation. What if there was a way to stop these problems before they occur? Like prevention of disease, heading off skin trouble is a possibility too. With Ayurveda, India’s holistic medicine system, the idea is to keep the body and mind healthy, preventing health issues before they are a real problem. The life science takes an individual’s dosha into account…
  • DIY Flower Crowns Perfect for Music Festivals and Weddings

    Jen Wallace
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    DIY flower crowns you can make to adorn yourself with blossoms! Spring and summer are the seasons of music festival and weddings, both at which it is completely acceptable to adorn yourself with flower crowns. Of course, we think it is pretty much okay to rock a floral crown any time of year you feel so inspired to do so. To get the floral crown look, you could purchase a fresh version from a floral designer (at great expense to your bank account), buy a dried/faux version online from someplace like Etsy, or make your own from fresh, dried or faux flowers. Making your own is probably the most…
  • The Evolution of the Word ‘Dude’ is Pretty Rad, Dude [Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    You may know a lot of dudes, but do you know where the word “dude” came from? Find out the evolution of the word dude by watching the video below. Surprisingly, the word has been around since the 1880s, and was originally used to describe hipster-like posers who lived in New York. Obviously, the word has come a long way. Watch the dude-a-rific video below. Related on EcoSalon 8 Grooming Products Guys Should Add to their Skin Care Routine The Beard Identity: What Growing a Beard Taught Me About Gender Roles (and Maybe Even Race) Mind Blowing: Talk to Women About Sports as You Would…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • APS and the Alliance for #Physicaltherapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI)

    Larry Benz
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
      This prior post provides background and context.   The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) was to a large extent formed or galvanized by APTA’s effort to categorically push through an Alternative Payment System that is truly alternative to the extent that it proposes codes that alienate from anything aligned with the … Continued The post APS and the Alliance for #Physicaltherapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • The Integration of Physical Therapy and Fitness, Part 2 – The Savvy Patient

    Gabriel Griego
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    Gone are the days when every patient would simply take a doctor’s orders and follow them without doing their own research or getting some independent advice. WebMD, search engines, internet forums, alternative medicine solutions – the medical consumer is increasingly presented with multiple choices and an infinite library of recommendations (some legitimate, others not-so-much) on … Continued The post The Integration of Physical Therapy and Fitness, Part 2 – The Savvy Patient appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • APS Creating Dissidents in #physicaltherapy-and it’s Working

    Larry Benz
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    It has been an interesting start to summer for our #physicaltherapy profession.  Appropriately released on the longest day of the year, we have learned that a significant number of corporate PT companies representing about 4,000 clinics who are in the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) have immediately rescinded any policies that support … Continued The post APS Creating Dissidents in #physicaltherapy-and it’s Working appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Putting the PT in Capitol: 4 Memorable Moments from My Week in Washington

    Heidi Jannenga
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    People associate Washington, DC, with a lot of things—monuments, museums, elections, and political dramas, to name a few. But physical therapy isn’t something most Americans think of when they see or hear about our nation’s capital. Earlier this month, though, PTs took Washington by storm for almost an entire week, thanks to a string of … Continued The post Putting the PT in Capitol: 4 Memorable Moments from My Week in Washington appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Women in Science

    Selena Horner
    13 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    I shouldn’t be sitting here… really, I shouldn’t! Today my bestest nephew ever has his open house and I have plenty on my plate to get done before we leave to celebrate. I had promised my sister in-law too many years ago that I would forever keep her son more special than any other niece … Continued The post Women in Science appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • #MicroblogMondays 45: Isolation

    Mel
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I recently read about the most isolated place on earth: Tristan da Cunha.  It takes a week to reach the island from the closest piece of mainland.  It’s 1000 miles from the nearest town. I […]
  • Infertility Advice

    Mel
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Update at the Bottom I recently sent along an episode of Reply All to Noemi because it spoke about money.  I had paused it midway through the episode when I got out of the car in the morning, and returned to it in the afternoon.  In between, I sent the email.  I would have still […]
  • Her Story Search Terms

    Mel
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    So Josh and I are officially obsessed with finding all of the videos in Her Story. There are 271 videos. (I think.) We’ve found most of them, though there is a chunk in the middle that is eluding us, and a few here and there. How do you know how many videos you’ve watched? If […]
  • 552nd Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    Tomorrow is the 4th of July in the US.  We’re going to two firework displays this weekend.  That feels incredibly indulgent: two firework displays?  What can I say?  Washingtonians love their fireworks.  What are you doing this weekend? ******* Truman took his last dose of medication about a week ago.  He seemed mostly better.  He […]
  • A Memorial to Whom You Used to Be

    Mel
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:14 am
    The first month we tried to conceive I thought it had worked.  We went out to a restaurant one night, and I was positive that my abdomen felt bubbly.  Odd.  As if a tiny embryo was digging down deep in my uterus.  I had brought a Your Pregnancy Week by Week book along on the […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Im your second best friend.

    Carla
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    A few months ago, I had what felt like a momentous conversation with a friend. We were messaging fast & furious on the Book of the Face (something I try never to do as I envision a Zuckerberg-glitch spontaneously making secret tidbits public) following a long discussion-thread on my personal wall. I’d started the thread in an effort to find a yoga retreat and, as a result of poor phrasing on my behalf, had been misunderstood as a mass invitation to all peoples! to attend said retreat with me “You’re just too popular.” My friend joked. “Everyone wants to be…
  • Intermission.

    Carla
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    A friend recently shared this thought with me: You need an intermission to reconnect with your mission. More than growing defensive (a reaction I’ve *finally* learned indicates someone has completely captured something about me I wish to avoid)–I immediately realized she was right. These next few days will be my intermission of sorts. Stuff to sift through. Musings to be pondered. Mission statements to be revisited and revamped. A pausing to finally unpack my mental crap. A metaphorical decluttering of all contained in my cranium. An intermission to reconnect with my mission. The…
  • My Safe Du (guest post).

    Carla
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:53 am
    Please welcome my friend Pam. She shared privately her husband is her safe person and I’ve invited her to share here as well. Almost 45 years ago I made the best decision of my life by marrying Du, the man who is my love, my best friend, my protector, my “safe person.” We have been through much through the years, tragedies, (deaths of three of our parents), joy (birth of 3 sons, and 4 grandchildren), and agony (diagnosis of his stage 4 cancer two and a half years ago), but through it all my Du has been my safe person. Here’s his “Top Ten.” 1. May 10,…
  • Girls wearing bikinis.

    Carla
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    competing.  one of FEW bikini-clad moments. It was the summer after senior year of high school and the start of those months where I lived at home under parent-rules, yet knew I’d soon be gone and creating my own. I can’t remember why I involved my mom in the bathing suit shopping (typical teen wanting to wrangle her into paying? honestly looking for an opinion?), but decades after that summer her words that day remain with me. I’m getting ahead of myself. This was my summer of the real boyfriend. I was convinced he was the one and, to give my younger-self credit, even with…
  • Fitbloggin’ bound.

    Carla
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    YES! we can go to Build a Bear.   YES! we can try on big girl prom dresses.   YES! we can have Gilmore & mama-shake for dinner.    YES! you may come to Fitbloggin‘   The post Fitbloggin’ bound. appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • I Can't Live Without The Back Burner

    Scott Dunlap
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    The look on my face said everything - something about this new cooktop was wrong. Maybe not wrong, but, I don't know, weird. A kitchen appliance that was fundamentally flawed at some cosmic level one can just sense.  Sure, the Thermador 36-inch Masterpiece Series Freedom Induction Cooktop was a technical marvel, easily demo'ing the ability to put a pan anywhere on the surface and have it heat up for just that pan. That was cool. It was safer, more efficient, and a considerable step up from the 70's era coil burner workhorse that had warmed my oatmeal for years. But something about this…
  • RIP, Trail Runner Ray Morris 1925-2015

    Scott Dunlap
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    It was a strange message, and I did at least one double-take when it popped up on my phone. Then I did another. Is this real? [Mom]: ...your great uncle, Ray, whom you haven't seen in 35 years, is dying of pancreatic cancer. He's a runner too, and has been following your running career with great interest. It would be great if you could touch base. He only lives about ten miles from your house.What? There's a 90-year-old trail runner, a blood relative no less, that lives just a stones throw away?!? How could I have not known this?Wow. Just...wow.But with some reflection, I recalled…
  • Running the 2015 Comrades Marathon - An Experience Like No Other

    Scott Dunlap
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:47 am
    Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of joining 22,300+ runners for the 90th annual Comrades Marathon in Durban, South Africa, known as the oldest and largest ultramarathon in the world. This was a "bucket list" race for sure, if anything just to see what it's like when this many people go 87km (55 miles), and visit a country on the other side of the globe known for its hospitality to runners. The experience did not disappoint!"The Comrades", as it is called here, has a deep history with the growth of South Africa. It was started in 1921 as a dedication to South Africa's World War I veterans…
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • Named a top 50 nursing blog

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It's always nice to be recognized. Every so often, I get a message from a website or organization that tells me that my blog has been recognized as a valuable resource, either for nurses or for the general public. That means people are reading it - and they like the information I've been posting. Sometimes they even give me a cool badge that I put on my blog for a while. ;-)I received an email this morning, telling me that Marijke: Nurse turned writer was listed in 50 Top Nursing Blogs, over at Top RN to BSN. What I like about these lists is they introduce me to blogs I don't know about.
  • What The Nurse Writer Is Up To These Days

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:33 am
    I've not been updating my blog regularly (again) and a few people have asked me what I've been up to. So in yet another effort to start posting regularly, I thought I'd share some of my latest projects with you to get me going.I am still the Director of Content over at Sepsis Alliance (part time), an organization that is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about sepsis. It's frightening how few people know about sepsis, yet it touches so many lives.In addition to working with SA, this past May, I started working with the Partnership for Palliative Care as their…
  • The oldest working nurse in US gets a surprise birthday party

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    14 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Many nurses can't wait until they get to retirement age. Some even leave before that magical age, usually either 60 or 65 years old. But every so often, we hear about a nurse who really doesn't want to leave the profession. He or she enjoys it and likes going to work, making a difference in the lives of their patients and their families.What is the oldest age you've ever heard of when it comes to a nurse who is still actively working? Seventy? Eighty? How about 90?On May 8, 2015, Florence "SeeSee" Rigney celebrated her 90th birthday - while she was at work. She is the oldest working nurse in…
  • My interview on RadioMD.com

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    6 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    I'm working to promote my book in as many ways as I can (did you buy it yet? :-) ) so I agreed to be on HealthyTalk over at RadioMD. I was invited for two 10-minute sessions, which were done live yesterday.If you'd like to hear them, the links to the recordings are here:How to take your prescription drugs safelyandQuestions to ask your pharmacistI think they went rather well.If you have any questions about the book or the topic, feel free to leave them here and I'll do my best to answer them.You can also visit JustTheRightDose.com, where there is more information about the book.
  • A Quicker, Possibly Better Measurement of Frailty Before Surgery

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Young or old, one of the biggest concerns about having surgery is how well you are going to do after. Surgery is meant to cure a problem or to improve quality of life, but the outcome isn't always what we may hope for. While some people breeze through post-operative recovery, others struggle and have set backs. In some cases, the surgery and its effects start a downward spiral that is hard to stop.Seniors are frequently considered to be at risk for surgical complications. Many have other medical problems, may be taking prescription medications, and may not have a support system at home to…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Bedbugs - National Geographic video

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    An army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night:How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - The Home Depot video: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads http://buff.ly/1yf4ylWIs It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? http://buff.ly/10mSLae - Apparently, yes, it works.Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. http://buff.ly/10mTMzc…
  • Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

    28 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for…
  • How to combine exercise and diet in one acivity: Should hospitals teach patients how to grow vegetables?

    1 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Google has a vegetable gardenGoogle was doing it in 2007: In Growing our connection to food, Google explained they launched a mini-farm on campus with 300 self-watering containers. The correct name for the containers is sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) and they can be purchased commercially ($30) or made from plastic totes. Sports team has a mini-farmSan Francisco Giants have a mini-farm on their stadium growing kale, Swiss chard, lemon grass, sage and more. The garden—one of the first of its kind at an American sports stadium—comes as a bizarre sight to some fans who associate stadiums with…
  • Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    From this French study:Sociological studies have shown the link between humor and unconscious ideas that we have of the society in which we evolve. Researchers conducted a survey to answer the question: "What were the stereotypes of our medical profession that emerge from a transcript of jokes collected in a medical population?"Recruitment of the source population (doctors and medical students) was done through different personal and professional mailing lists, Twitter, Facebook, and medical press. The inclusion period was 6 weeks (from June 6 to July 14, 2013). Each physician recruited…
 
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Shut up and sip your coffee – says Slate

    Gary Schwitzer
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Brian Palmer of Slate sounds like he’s as fed up with observational studies about coffee’s benefits and coffee’s harms as we are. He published a piece, “Shut Up and Sip: Coffee is neither good nor bad for you.  Now you may go.”  It makes me think of the book (cover image at right) written by my friend, Robert Davis, PhD.  You should read Palmer’s entire Slate piece yourself, so I’ll only offer this one excerpt: “A century’s worth of research proves that coffee’s effects on human health are marginal at most. Unless you belong to some…
  • When patients speak – some hear golden tones and others noise

    Sally James
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    A Brookings Institute economics expert and a patient advocate argued with each other last week during a live Google chat. They disagreed about the voices of patients, and how much these voices should count. Their debate is just one of hundreds going on as to how and where and when to register patient feedback in health care. The two of them had spent almost a week in barbed exchanges on Twitter, but were relatively kind to each other at the live chat. Casey Quinlan is a prominent voice in social media who goes by the handle @MightyCasey on Twitter. She is a journalist, frequent testifier at…
  • Harvard’s Jerry Avorn warns against FDA loosening off-label marketing restrictions

    Gary Schwitzer
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    Jerry Avorn wrote the book, “Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs,” one of many great books written on this general theme in the past decade or so.   This week, the Harvard prof – Chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – writes a warning in the Annals of Internal Medicine about FDA deliberations taking place this summer. He warns against easing the restrictions on drug companies marketing their drugs for uses for which they have not been approved – so-called…
  • Friday gems – in case you missed them

    Gary Schwitzer
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:58 am
    We can’t do a Five Star Friday feature today because we didn’t have any five-star reviews to shine a light on. In fact, this week, after publishing 128 systematic criteria-driven news story reviews so far this year, we gave our first zero-star score of the year to a Washington Post diet story.  We don’t like doing that at all.  We wish it would never happen.  Our reviewers called it “enthusiastically superficial.” So, instead, we’ll point out some other items that caught our eye. -0- Australian Media Watch on “pink viagra” (flibanserin) news…
  • Vyvanse – A life cycle drug? Or disease mongering?

    Gary Schwitzer
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Susan Molchan, one of our independent expert editorial contributors. Could an article in the scientific journal Psychopharmacology, “New onset executive function difficulties at menopause: a possible role for lisdexamfetamine,” be the first shot across the graying marketplace for another “disease” for the brand name stimulant Vyvanse? Initially approved for attention-deficit disorder, with a fresh stamp of FDA approval for binge-eating disorder, Shire Pharmaceuticals sponsored a study to see if Vyvanse might help women with impaired…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Exercise and Recovery in Postpartum Depression

    Alexandra Rosas
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    I remember my postpartum depression and anxiety. I was so overwhelmed fighting for survival day by day, that energy for anything other than that was non existent. On the rare days that I wasn’t flattened with fatigue, my anxiety left me too scattered to focus. My depression swallowed up the motivation I needed to venture […] The post Exercise and Recovery in Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • When Postpartum Depression Makes You a Stranger to Yourself

    Alexandra Rosas
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Seeing someone struggling through postpartum depression and anxiety cracks my heart wide open. I don’t care if I’m a stranger to them or not, I want to take their hands into mine and tell them to trust me. I want them to believe me when I tell them I have been where they are, in […] The post When Postpartum Depression Makes You a Stranger to Yourself appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you, Stephanie. I am grateful for PPP and for community ... by alexandraBeautifully written! When you're in the thick…
  • Why These Women Are Climbing Out of the Darkness of PPD

    Katherine Stone
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    This weekend, Postpartum Progress’ 3rd annual Climb Out of the Darkness will take place in cities in towns throughout the world. Some of the women participating, all of whom are survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD, have shared with us why they are Climbing. I know many of you will recognize your […] The post Why These Women Are Climbing Out of the Darkness of PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI Climb for my daughter, her strength, my grandchildren and ... by Debi Schwegler 
  • 100 Mothers Display Their Strength After PPD & Anxiety [video]

    Katherine Stone
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
    If you feel alone. If you feel ashamed. If you’re still lost. If you haven’t told anyone yet. Or ever. If you feel like you’ll never get better. If you have gotten better and yet you still look over your shoulder.  If you still grieve for the moments that have been lost to perinatal mood […] The post 100 Mothers Display Their Strength After PPD & Anxiety [video] appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI am at the stage of: “…have gotten better and yet you ... by DidiAmazing job Katherine Stone! We…
  • Sign up Now: Postcards of Hope

    Lauren Hale
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Do you want a postcard with a handwritten message of hope and encouragement from an attendee of the Warrior Mom Conference, the first ever patient centered maternal mental health conference being held on July 11-12 in Boston? Of course you do! Starting today, you can sign up to receive one if you’re a Homestead Warrior […] The post Sign up Now: Postcards of Hope appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
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    Medgadget

  • Tiny Eye Implant Automatically Regulates Intraocular Pressure

    Editors
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    While measuring the intraocular pressure can help diagnose and track a number of health conditions (especially, glaucoma), there’s currently no existing method that can regulate the pressure within the eye. So while there are ways to delay the onset of serious symptoms, patients with certain eye conditions eventually suffer from an either too high or too low pressure within the eye.  Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsysems and Modular Solid State Technologies in Germany are now working on an implant that may be able to maintain the intraocular pressure…
  • Smart Mouthguard Detects, Prevents Grinding of Teeth

    Editors
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    People who grind their teeth due to medications, psychological stress, or some other reason oftentimes don’t even know that they’re doing it. Engineers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard that can detect when a patient grinds his teeth, issuing warnings to stop and letting their dentist know they have a problem. The device has a sensor within that detect the characteristic vibrations of teeth grinding against each other. A Bluetooth radio within the mouth guard can pair with a smartphone to send readings that can be reviewed later and sound alarms to…
  • UCLA Clinicians 3D Print Heart Models to Prepare for Transcatheter Valve Replacements (VIDEO)

    Editors
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Patients receiving transcatheter cardiac valve replacements tend to be more fragile than those getting open heart surgery. It is particularly important to place artificial valves accurately the first time to achieve optimal hemodynamic results, so clinicians at University of California Los Angeles are using patient CT and MRI scans to 3D print one-to-one model hearts and practice on them in preparation for procedures. The first case involves a patient with atypically large pulmonary arteries, making the surgical team unsure whether an artificial valve will fit and work well with his unique…
  • Scientists Turbo Charge Atomic Force Microscope to Watch Living Breast Cancer Cells

    Editors
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Changes in the physical properties of individual cells can point to how they’re developing and being influenced by varying chemical compounds and other conditions. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows researchers to measure the viscoelastic properties of individual cells, but this technique has been too slow and could only monitor small numbers of cells. Researchers at Purdue University have unveiled a new technique that can harness just about any atomic force microscope to be able to watch the changing dynamics of large groups of live cells at high spatial and temporal resolutions.
  • Planmed Clarity 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Eliminates Blur in 3D Images

    Editors
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Planmed Oy (Helsinki, Finland) has launched its brand new Planmed Clarity 3D mammography system. The device features Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) technology that creates a volumetric 3D representation of the breast tissue. This allows radiologists to more readily spot suspect lesions within tissues of varying softness. Coupled with the firm’s patented Continuous Sync-and-Shoot approach, the system produces imaging nearly lacking of any motion blur and artifacts. This leads to high resolution, vivid images of various microstructures within the breast. Here’s an example of a…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • The surprising reasons why you should feel sorry for doctors

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/admin" rel="tag">Admin</a>
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    Healthcare Not Fair is a web series taking a satirical look at our dysfunctional health system.  Taken from the perspective of the beleaguered physician, real-life internist Waqas Khan shows you why the American dream for physicians is threatened now, more than ever. (Warning: Explicit language.) Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • You can never be prepared for a diagnosis of breast cancer

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/toni-bernhard" rel="tag">Toni Bernhard, JD</a>
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    November of last year found me living as best I could with several health issues, the most debilitating of which stems from never having recovered from a serious viral infection in 2001. I’ve been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, a little understood and much-misunderstood illness. It keeps me virtually housebound. For the most part, I’ve made peace with feeling sick all the time. In fact, recently I’d been thinking that I could be OK with the prospect of spending the rest of my life with flu-like symptoms as my constant companions. Then, totally unexpectedly, I was diagnosed…
  • Mad Libs for medicine. Do you think you can use these?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/edwin-leap" rel="tag">Edwin Leap, MD</a>
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Do you remember Mad Libs from when you were a child? A story is filled with blanks, and as you fill them in with inappropriate and ridiculous words, you laugh until you can’t see straight. You laugh until you can’t breathe, and your parents beg you to stop! Let’s be children again. Share these with the nurses, and give the shift a little levity. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Telemedicine: Why professional concern shouldn’t be dismissed

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/steven-reidbord" rel="tag">Steven Reidbord, MD</a>
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The current state of telemedicine — that is, teleconferencing with a physician over one’s smartphone — worries many critics because it assumes patients can be evaluated without a physical exam.  The critics are right that those with a financial interest in “disrupting” health care typically minimize the trade-offs.  Convenience and lower cost are trumpeted, while risks of misdiagnosis and mismanagement are waved off.  The concerns of practicing physicians are dismissed as self-serving and illegitimate.  A common-sense standard of quality supplants…
  • Welcome to the meaningful use series! Who’s going to win, and why?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rob-lamberts" rel="tag">Rob Lamberts, MD</a>
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    “Welcome back health care fans!  I’m Dr. Rob.” “And I’m Dr. Rob’s evil twin.” “Good to see you again, Dr. Evil” “Nauseated, as always, to see you, Dr. Rob.  We’ve got a thrilling lineup in store for you tonight, as the Washington Senators take on the Mighty Docs in the third round of the meaningful use playoffs.” “Don’t you mean payoffs, evil twin?” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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    SharpBrains

  • McLean Hospital Corp: #16 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

    SharpBrains
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    McLean Hospital is the third oldest psychiatric hospital in the United States and is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. McLean’s research efforts in neuroscience and psychiatry span 66 laboratories and nearly 400 research staff — it claims to have the largest research program of any private psychiatric hospital. Most of the research programs at McLean are geared towards understanding and treating mental illness. Over the years, McClean’s research has yielded a number of patents covering techniques in noninvasive neurotechnology. Location: Belmont, MA Stock Ticker: Number of…
  • New survey highlights need to improve brain health literacy

    SharpBrains
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    New Survey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Dementia Risk, But Many Americans Are Misinformed (Reader’s Digest): “Reader’s Digest partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to survey approximately 1,600 people during the month of May 2015 about their brain health and their knowledge of how lifestyle habits affect cognitive decline and dementia…respondents seemed to think they had more control over their heart health than their brain health: While 84 percent of people strongly agreed that there were things they could do to keep their heart healthy and 81 percent of people strongly…
  • Brain teasers and tips to stay sharp in between jobs (and when you have one too)

    SharpBrains
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    7 WAYS TO STAY PRODUCTIVE WHEN YOU’RE IN BETWEEN JOBS (Fast Company): “Sure, you didn’t plan on being on permanent vacation, a.k.a. unemployed, but here you are. And believe it or not, this can be a blessing in disguise… 3. VOLUNTEER AT AN UPCOMING INDUSTRY CONFERENCE. Research any associations in your industry that might have an upcoming luncheon, conference, or networking event. Reach out to the coordinators to see if you could use your expertise at their next event… 5. STAY SHARP. Exercise your mind with crossword puzzles and brain games. SharpBrains lists 50 brain teasers to…
  • Pervasive Neurotechnology: The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain

    Alvaro Fernandez
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Pervasive Neurotechnology: The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain from SharpBrains Great webinar yesterday, discussing some of the main findings in our new Pervasive Neurotech report, and illustrating emerging tech & market signals via patents held by Nielsen, Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems (St Jude Medical), Medtronic, Microsoft and Brain­lab. You can view the slides above. Webinar participants can also watch the full recording (1 hour 4 minutes): Click HERE Username: The email address you used to register Password: You received it by email Agenda: 1–1.20pm ET:…
  • IBM ranked #14 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

    SharpBrains
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:41 am
    International Business Machines (IBM) is a multinational technology company and consultancy. Their product areas range from computer hardware and software to infrastructure, hosting, mainframe, and a range of services. Location: Armonk, NY Stock Ticker: NYSE:IBM Number of employees: 10,000+ Pervasive neurotech US patent grants: 14 Pervasive neurotech US pending applications: 28 *IBM ranked #14 in SharpBrains’ Pervasive Neurotech IP Strength Index, thanks to patents such as: US8055722: Notification control through brain monitoring of end user concentration US8388529: Differential diagnosis…
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    THCB

  • Stealing a Page From Medicine’s Playbook: The American Board of Baseball

    John Irvine
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    By RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD As kids growing up in the Midwestern United States, my friends and I loved baseball.We spent many hours each summer day playing the game, and when we weren’t out on the sandlot, we were reciting the stats of top players, arguing the merits of our favorite teams, and trading baseball cards.Baseball is more than America’s pastime.It is a sport on which millions of Americans have cut their athletic teeth, laying a lifelong foundation of physical fitness and instilling important lessons about competition and character. Imagine my distress, then, in beholding the state…
  • Are Charts Dead?

    John Irvine
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    By MATTHEW HOLT If flying an airplane without cockpit instruments is equivalent to having no data about healthcare delivery, then flying an airplane with an overwhelmingly complex cockpit data environment is probably just as dangerous. In this compelling webinar (Online, Tues July 7th, 2-3 PM) you’ll learn strategies that will let you visually present data in the most powerful, attention-getting ways possible – giving you the tools to reach patients, clients and colleagues. Learn the common mistakes that can confuse users, detract from your presentation and ultimately put quality care…
  • A Declaration of Data Independence Through the Lens of the Patient

    John Irvine
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    By BRIAN AHIER This weekend is not only independence day in the US, it’s the culmination of a patient-led uprising to demand that providers hand over their medical data. To that end I & THCB are supporting Health Data Independence Day. Sign the petition at GetMyHealthData.org and please use and encourage others to use the free tool from the associated Vocatus Project to request your data from your doctors and hospitals. I’ll be taking up the cudgels in the continuing story of my son’s “Search for Intr-Aero-Bili-Ty” but for now we’re thrilled to publish…
  • It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, It’s SCOTUS!!

    John Irvine
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    By SAURABH JHA, MD In a 6:3 decision, SCOTUS rescued Obamacare once again. Obamacare, untouched by Donald Trump and the Anti-Death Panelists, was almost brought to its knees by a single word; a lowly, miserable, reclusive preposition – “by”. A brief summary. Obamacare helps low income families buy health insurance through subsidies doled out by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Health insurance is sold at online marketplaces called exchanges. The online exchanges have been created by the state or the federal government. The statutes say that subsidies are available for insurance…
  • The ABIM Controversy: A Brief History of Board Certification and MOC

    John Irvine
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    By ROBERT WACHTER, MD What’s up with the ABIM?” “I just got a note about an alternative board. Should I join it?” “Aren’t you glad to be off the Board?” These days, I get these questions from friends and colleagues regularly. When I first joined the board of directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 2004, the organization was a well-respected pillar of American medicine. Today the organization finds itself in a fight for its life, being painted as everything from out of touch to money-hungry to, more recently, corrupt. I just completed my decade-long…
 
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    Bad Science

  • New BMJ editorial: “How Medicine is Broken, and How We Can Fix It”

    Ben Goldacre
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    There are some big problems in medicine, and the public are right to be concerned about our shortcomings. Last week we found out that the Chief Medical Officer has written to the Academy of Medical Sciences, asking for an authoritative review into problems in the evidence we use to choose treatments, focusing especially on concerns […]
  • Two interviews on withheld trials, NPR and ABC

    Ben Goldacre
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Here are a couple of fairly detailed interviews I’ve done over the last two weeks, both on the problem of clinical trial results being withheld. The first is with On The Media, an excellent NPR show, the clip is here. The second interview is with ABC and has two striking features. One is my big, fat, red face. The second […]
  • WHO announcement on withheld clinical trials, and my commentary in PLoS Medicine

    Ben Goldacre
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    As you’ll hopefully know by now from reading Bad Science, Bad Pharma, and my endless columns on the subject, medicine has a problem: the results of clinical trials are routinely and legally withheld from doctors, researchers, and patients. We started the AllTrials.net campaign two years ago to build a global campaign on this issue, and we’ll be publishing […]
  • I did a Newsnight thing about how politics needs better data

    Ben Goldacre
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:19 am
    Here’s a 5 minute film I did on Newsnight last week, about how politics needs better data. Specifically, it’s about how politicians misuse statistics, how we can stop them, and how we can generate better evidence on what works, and what fails.   If you’re interested in more on this topic, well… there are some good examples […]
  • Richard Herring Leicester Square Theatre Show, interview, video…

    Ben Goldacre
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:29 am
    I took great pride in the fact that my book Bad Science was first reviewed by Viz and the British Medical Journal. In that vein, here’s a 90 minute interview I did on stage with comedian Richard Herring in the Leicester Square Theatre. I have bad hair, we cover a lot of dorky material – […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • The Triumph of New Age Medicine, part deux, courtesy of The Atlantic

    Orac
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    There can be no doubt that, when it comes to medicine, The Atlantic has an enormous blind spot. Under the guise of being seemingly “skeptical,” the magazine has, over the last few years, published some truly atrocious articles about medicine. I first noticed this during the H1N1 pandemic, when The Atlantic published an article lionizing…
  • How “they” view “us”: A woman dies of measles, and antivaccinationists think it’s a conspiracy

    Orac
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Dammit. I had planned on posting something else tomorrow that, because it had been posted elsewhere, would be minimal work. The reason, of course, is because it’s the 4th of July weekend and today is a federal holiday. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen that I cannot ignore, even though all sorts of other bloggers are writing…
  • Jim Carrey’s antivaccine rants are nothing new (a blast from the past, featuring Fire Marshal Bill)

    Orac
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the wake of the passage of SB 277 into law in California, the antivaccine contingent went full mental jacket. SB 277, as you might recall, eliminates non-medical exemptions (i.e., religious and personal belief exemptions) to school vaccine mandates. One thing watching the crazy was good for, at least for me, was to note how…
  • When traditional medicine doesn’t help, does integrative medicine provide answers?

    Orac
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes, I think advocates of “integrative” medicine are trolling me. Of course, unlike antivaccine advocates, I realize it (usually) isn’t about me at all and they’re just writing what they believe and have (usually in the vast majority of cases) never encountered me and (usually in the vast majority of cases) aren’t considering me at…
  • Now what? Will SB 277 enrich antivaccine doctors?

    Orac
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    My original intention was to write about something entirely different today, but, really, how could I, given that SB277 has become law in California and non-medical exemptions to school vaccine mandates are a thing of the past? The topic I had in mind for today can easily keep for a day or two anyway. Besides,…
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    World of Psychology

  • Dear Friend, This Is Depression

    Therese J. Borchard
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    I wrote the following letter as a response to a conversation with a friend I have known since college. She wondered why I used the term “death thoughts” in my writing. But I wanted to publish it for all of the people closest to me, who have never seen me wail from the hollow place in my heart or throw things across the room in rage of this illness. I am writing it for my friends and relatives who wonder why I choose the words I do, if I’m exercising a creative license to keep a reader’s attention. This year my purpose has been made clear — to help people who are tormented by…
  • 8 Insightful Quotes about Life from ‘Wish I Was Here’

    Lauren Suval
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The 2014 Kickstarter-inspired release, “Wish I Was Here,” starring Zach Braff and Kate Hudson, features a multifaceted narrative for middle adulthood. Braff’s character, Aidan Bloom, is a husband and father who faces obstacles regarding career choice, parenting, faith and impending loss. As the natural progression of life runs its course, new (and rather challenging and emotionally painful) experiences manifest. Here are eight insightful quotes from this poignant film: When I was a kid, my brother and I used to pretend we were heroes, with swords. We were the only ones who could…
  • Idle Hands Are Anxiety’s Playthings?

    Sarah Newman, MA
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Sedentary behavior is associated with increased anxiety, according to a new study published this month in BMC Public Health. Researchers found that low-energy activities that involve sitting down, such as watching TV, using the computer, riding the bus and playing video games increased the risk of anxiety. The longer participants spent sitting, the more anxious they felt, regardless of achieving sufficient physical activity throughout the day. “Anecdotally — we are seeing an increase in anxiety symptoms in our modern society, which seems to parallel the increase in sedentary…
  • 7 Tips for Dealing with Distractions for Adults with ADHD

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    Distractibility is a big issue for people with ADHD. They don’t have enough activity in the area of the brain that controls attention, said Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, a psychologist, author and ADHD expert. That means you have a harder time filtering out things you don’t need to focus on. “So a kid dropping a pencil in class pulls at [your] attention just as much as the teacher announcing the next test.” The ADHD brain also is constantly scanning for more stimulating things, said Dana Rayburn, a certified ADHD coach who leads private and group ADHD coaching programs. So often anything…
  • Banish Negative Thoughts Forever

    Psych Central Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Makes a lot of sense. When you’ve hit your lowest low, bouncing back on your feet often seems impossible. You’re not where you want to be professionally, mentally or physically, and it’s really starting to get you down. But that doesn’t mean you have to let yourself fall deeper into a pattern of destructive thoughts. Sometimes, it may feel easier to wallow in your funk but the truth is that it isn’t healthy, and will only make things worse. 3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Self-Confidence The University of Virginia’s psychology professor Tim Wilson offers a…
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • America's BBQ Grills Create as Much Carbon as a Big Coal Plant

    Maddie Oatman
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    As your neighbors fire up their barbecues this Independence Day, the most popular day in America to grill, they won't just send the scent of tri-tip or grilled corn over the fence in your direction—they'll also send smoke. As my colleague Kiera Butler wrote about here, even the "cleanest" gas grills emit pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every hour they're used. So how many emissions can we expect from dinner barbecues on the 4th? Roughly eighty percent of American households own barbecues or smokers, according to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association. Let's say all…
  • Finally, a Little Good News on the California Drought Front

    Julia Lurie
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Finally, some good news on the California drought beat: Californians reduced their residential water usage in May by a whopping 29 percent compared to the same month in 2013, according to a report released today by the State Water Resources Control Board. That's the steepest drop in more than a year. Californians may have been inspired to reduce their water use by the mandatory, statewide municipal water cut of 25 percent that Gov. Jerry Brown announced in April, though those cuts didn't go into effect until June. (Those 25 percent reductions did not apply to agriculture, which uses an…
  • The Threatened Atlantic Puffins Are Nesting And It's Adorable

    Luke Whelan
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Atlantic puffins are back...for now. After spending much of the year on the open sea, the photogenic birds have made their annual trip to the North Atlantic shores of Maine, Newfoundland, and the United Kingdom to breed. Click here to read our feature on Atlantic Puffins But as Rowan Jacobsen reported in a Mother Jones feature last summer, rising ocean temperatures have taken a huge toll on these seabirds. Cold-water thriving zooplankton, critical to the Gulf of Maine's food web, have reached their lowest numbers ever, forcing the fish that puffins feed to their young to go elsewhere for…
  • Congress Doesn't Think Agricultural Sustainability Has Anything to Do With Your Health

    Maddie Oatman
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Every five years, the US government revisits its Dietary Guidelines—suggestions for how Americans should eat. The guidelines won't legally require you to, say, eat an apple a day, but they do affect things like agricultural subsidies and public school lunches, so they're fairly influential. When the committee tasked with making scientific recommendations for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines released its report this year, it ruffled some feathers. For the first time it included concerns about the environmental issues linked to certain dietary patterns and agricultural practices—for…
  • Why Is a Whole Foods Exec Livestreaming His Empty Office?

    Luke Whelan
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Whole Foods recently announced its plan to open a new line of smaller stores called "365," and along with the news they launched a very, well, strange promotional website. If you type in www.wholefoodsmarket.com/365 you will find a webpage streaming a live cam of 365 president Jeff Turnas's desk. As of the writing of this post, the live stream has been going for some 170 hours; that's more than seven days. If this tactic is meant to show how hard Whole Foods is working on its new, more affordable venture (amid growing competition and accusations of overcharging customers), it's not really…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • ViaOpta Nav for iPhone by Novartis Now on Apple Watch. Yes, but...

    PharmaGuy
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:59 am
    ViaOpta Nav for iPhone by Novartis Now on Apple Watch.There's only one problem...Read more »
  • Don't Laugh! You Too Might Have Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA)

    PharmaGuy
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    25% More People Think They Have PBA After Seeing Danny Glover Laughing Uncontrollably!See how "The Most Interesting Pharma Guy in the World" reacted to the PBA Assessment...Read more »
  • The Most Interesting Pharma Guy in the World!

    PharmaGuy
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:28 am
    Don't believe me?Read more »
  • Palio Ignited a ISIS-style Disruptive - Some Might Say Destructive - Full Page Ad in PE Mag

    PharmaGuy
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:54 am
    Click on image for enlarged viewI still get the print version of Pharmaceutical Executive magazine. These days the mag is much thinner than in its glory years - only 60 pages, counting the front and back covers. At least 25% of those pages are full-page ads and another 8 are sponsored content.A couple of full-page ads captured my attention, which I suppose mean that they were successful. One was the Palio Ignited ad shown here.It glorifies the agency's "rebel" nature by using the image of a Molotov Cocktail. Instead of an ordinary bottle, the explosive device uses an erlenmeyer…
  • Like 3-Day Old Fish, #LionsHealth Grand Prix Prize Stinks!

    PharmaGuy
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    Desperate to award a Grand Prix this year to a pharma ad campaign, Lions Health judges declared DigitasLBI New York’s “Take it from a fish” for AstraZeneca Pharma Lions’s first Grand Prix.Commenting on the choice, Jury President Rob Rogers, Chief Creative Officer and Co-CEO, Sudler, said that the jury had been captivated by the standard of work, which he described as being of greater variety and quality this year and a sign that the competition had come of age. The Grand Prix winner, he said, “blew the door off the category” and dispelled the myth that a challenging environment…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Urine trouble

    Paul Levy
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    "Put in a Foley," is a common order for a patient undergoing surgery.  This form of urinary catheter, also called an indwelling catheter, is very useful in that you can obtain an ongoing measurement of urine output, an important indicator of the patient's status.  The downside of a Foley is the potential for a urinary tract infection (bacteriuria). As noted here: Catheter-related urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs because urethral catheters inoculate organisms into the bladder and promote colonization by providing a surface for bacterial adhesion and causing mucosal…
  • Thoughts for medical school graduates

    Paul Levy
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    As I leave for an Independence Day blogging break, I offer a lovely address presented by a healthcare reporter to a graduating medical school class in Canada. Enjoy.Now, to create cognitive dissonance, check out this article about internship.  Note this quote:“The only thing that has changed,” Dr. Ludmerer told me recently, “is the nature of the exploitation.”  And how is it that we expect young doctors to show empathy?
  • Who decides on non-profit status?

    Paul Levy
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    Here's a question for the lawyers out there.A state court judge in New Jersey has determined that a local hospital is not really a non-profit and therefore should not have a property tax exemption.Does the existence of a federal IRS ruling that the hospital is non-profit serve to insulate the hospital from a state judge's determination?  In other words, does the Constitutional supremacy clause hold in this kind of matter? Can the hospital win on appeal based on this logic?In short, can the state find in one way for state jurisdictional taxes, based on its own logic, while the Feds find…
  • Trext helps patients and staff at the U.Mass clinic

    Paul Levy
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    Massachusetts and California are the hotbeds of healthcare-related start-ups, and I decided to join the board of one created by some recent college graduates.  It's called Trext and is designed to take advantage of smart texting, using decision tree logic to engage in interactive messaging with one person alone or with thousands of people simultaneously.  Especially it you are trying to reach a generation of customers who no longer read email, it is a powerful option.Apologies if what follows sounds like an advertisement because . . . it is!  But I also thought my readers might…
  • Did you expect otherwise?

    Paul Levy
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    In an example of a study that was not worth doing, John Commins at Healthleaders Media reports:Only about 25% of internal medicine residents say they know where to find costs estimates for tests and treatments and that they can share those estimates with patients, according to a survey by the American College of Physicians.The cross-sectional survey questioned more than 18,000 U.S. internal medicine residents who took the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination in October 2012. The study was published in the June issue of Academic Medicine: The Journal of the Association of American Medical…
 
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    PharmaGossip

  • AllTrials vs Richmond Pharmacology

    insider
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Dear AllTrials friendWe hoped to tell you more about the case Richmond Pharmacology is bringing against the HRA. That's not been straightforward. Richmond has now changed their argument three times and has altogether abandoned some arguments it relied upon earlier, so getting to grips with what is at stake has been difficult and time consuming for us and for our lawyers.At the beginning of this week it looked as though Richmond had narrowed the case down to a technical argument about the wording of HRA’s guidelines which only applied for a period of 10 days earlier this year.Just as the…
  • Ben Goldacre writes in the BMJ - How medicine is broken, and how we can fix it

    insider
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The chief medical officer’s review on statins and oseltamivir may look for answers in the wrong placesLast week there was extensive news coverage of a leaked letter written by the chief medical officer to the Academy of Medical Sciences. This letter focused especially on concerns around statins and oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and asked the academy for an “authoritative independent report looking at how society should judge the safety and efficacy of drugs.”1 The academy has since announced that it is convening a working group on the subject.With any such report there are two major risks. The…
  • A message from AllTrials about Richmond Pharmacology's Judicial Review

    insider
    12 Jun 2015 | 11:19 am
    Dear AllTrials friendAs most of you know Richmond Pharmacology has brought a judicial review against the Health Research Authority because it insists on the registration (not even reporting, but registration) of clinical trials. Read more.This is a quick note to let you know that we have obtained the court papers (hundreds of them!), we are looking urgently with lawyers at what can be done and we will be in touch next week to tell you. In the meantime, if you have been meaning to help with our campaign fund, now would be a great time...  And if you can help with time over…
  • Sidney Wolfe writes in the BMJ - AllTrials - Selective clinical trial reporting: betraying trial participants, harming patients

    insider
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Reporting biases found in trials of cardiovascular devicesReporting biases in published trials were first identified in 1986.1 Published randomized studies of combination chemotherapy compared with treatment with an alkylating agent as first line treatment for ovarian cancer showed a significant survival advantage for combination chemotherapy. Unpublished cancer trial registry data from the same studies, however, showed no such advantage.2 Similarly, in the treatment of multiple myeloma, registry data suggested a smaller survival advantage for combination chemotherapy (over…
  • Introducing GlobalLeaks

    insider
    26 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    https://globaleaks.org/GlobaLeaks is an open source project aimed at creating a worldwide, anonymous, censorship-resistant, distributed whistleblowing platform.
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • FDA Panel Approves ‘Female Viagra” Despite Lingering Safety Concerns

    Guest Contributor
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    by Martha Kempner, RH Reality Check A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel last week recommended that the government approve flibanserin, a drug that has often been called the female Viagra. The panel voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical’s drug application on the condition that the company develops plans to manage the risks of the medication, which include fatigue, low blood pressure, and fainting. The FDA had previously rejected two applications for approval, citing concerns over side effects and lack of information about drug interaction. [View the FDA briefing…
  • How One Hospital Reduced Its C-Sections Rate, Benefitting Patients and Insurers

    Guest Contributor
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of the largest and most respected facilities in Orange County, Calif., needed to move quickly. A big insurer had warned that its maternity costs were too high and it might be cut from the plan’s network. The reason? Too many cesarean sections. “We were under intense scrutiny,” said Dr. Allyson Brooks, executive medical director of Hoag’s women’s health institute. The c-section rate at the time, in early 2012, was about 38 percent. That was higher than the state average of 33 percent and above most others in…
  • A Remembrance of Childbirth Author and Activist Sheila Kitzinger

    Guest Contributor
    20 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Childbirth author and activist Sheila Kitzinger died April 11, 2015, at the age of 86, just a month before the publication of her autobiography, “A Passion for Birth: My Life: Anthropology, Family and Feminism.” Norma Swenson, a founding member of Our Bodies Ourselves who knew Sheila well, wrote this remembrance. The Boston Association for Childbirth Education-Nursing Mothers’ Council and Our Bodies Ourselves are hosting a memorial celebration of Sheila’s life and work on Wednesday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newton Highlands Congregational church. All are…
  • Boston Playwright Will Donate Proceeds From “Voices of We” to Local Women’s Organizations

    OBOS
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    “The Voices of We,” a new play by Boston-area stage and screenwriter Robbi D’Allessandro, is making its world premiere April 25 to May 9 at the the Boston Playwrights Theatre. D’Allessandro is donating the proceeds from all performances to nonprofit organizations that benefit women in need, including Our Bodies Ourselves. The performances benefiting OBOS are on Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Judy Norsigian, OBOS co-founder and former executive director, will take part in a talk-back with the audience following the show on Saturday night.
  • 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…
 
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Rope-chewing technique an easy way to screen monkeys for disease

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    What a piece of rope and strawberry jam have to do with preventing the spread of zoonotic disease.
  • Arthritis drug could be used to treat blood cancer sufferers

    5 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Scientists have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers, and is one thousandth of the cost of another drug that works in the same way. The discovery may open up cost effective treatment options for cancer patients across the world.
  • Detecting eye diseases using a Smartphone

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Researchers have developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone. The system is aimed at general physicians who could detect the condition and refer the patient to a specialist.
  • Colorectal cancer: Second-line cetuximab active beyond progression in quadruple wild-type patients with mcrc

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that are mutation-free in the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA genes showed significant benefit from continuing anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapy beyond progression following first-line chemotherapy and an anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody, according to new study results.
  • Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, experts say. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause the human illness Listeriosis. Waiting to harvest crops reduces the risk of exposure to the pathogen, which could land on fresh produce.
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • New York's fracking ban starts the clock for lawsuits.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    When Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration officially banned large-scale hydraulic fracturing Monday, it finally put an end to a seven-year review process. For now.
  • Australian miners cry foul over China coal-testing regime.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Australian miners are urging Beijing to suspend a coal-quality testing regime, which they claim is unfairly blocking cargoes at Chinese ports and increasing costs for exporters at a time when the seaborne coal trade is under severe stress.
  • Burning rain forest raises concern about future.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    In this hot, dry summer, even the Queets rain forest in Olympic National Park is burning. It’s a rare spectacle, but one that could become more common with climate change.
  • Peru declares emergency in 14 regions on El Niño worries.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency in towns in 14 regions to brace for possible damage from the climate pattern El Niño in the rainy season, state media reported Sunday.
  • Clean power plan battle looms.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Advocates and critics of a proposal to fight climate change are gearing up for a battle as the Obama Administration nears completion of its Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other types of harmful emissions from the atmosphere by 2030.
 
 
 
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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

  • アコムの在籍確認について

    管理人
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:09 pm
    キャッシングの申込書には、勤務先を記載する欄があります。 初めてキャッシングを利用される方には、「なぜ勤務先が必要なのか」と疑問に思われる方もいらっしゃるかもしれません。 申込者の返済が確実に行われる為には、勤務先が重要になってきます。 安定した勤務先に勤めており、安定した収入を得ていることが、前提になるのです。 アコムでは、申込書に記載された勤務先に、確実に勤めていることを調査します。…
  • 旭川プロミスと、本人確認書類の別の意味

    管理人
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    北海道の旭川市には3つのプロミスがあります。 いずれも自動契約機になっており駐車場も設置されている店舗です。 申し込みに必要な書類、本人確認書類には申込者本人であることを確認すると同時に別の意味もあるということをご存知でしょうか。 それは個人信用情報機関に照会することです。…
  • 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。…
 
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    Renegade Health

  • 5 Surprising Ways to Increase Productivity When You’re In a Slump

    Colleen M. Story
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Is there a way to stay productive even when you don’t feel like it? Things are clicking along. You’re getting a lot done. Your business is doing well. You just got a promotion at work. Your family is thriving. And then something happens, and everything seems to come to a screeching halt. It could be an illness, cutbacks at work, the loss of a loved one, or a huge disappointment of some sort. Maybe you’ve just been on the run for a while and you’re out of steam. Suddenly, you’re feeling anything but productive. But you still have to get things done. We all face our own slumps at one…
  • How to Deal With Jet Lag – My Best Strategies

    Frederic Patenaude
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    The worst jet lag I’ve ever experienced was when I flew to Bali in 2005. It was my very first trip to Asia, and I flew directly from Montreal. It was a 30 hour trip including an overnight stay in Japan. The time difference was 12 hours. Once I got there, I was extremely tired from the trip. I slept for 18 hours. I didn’t manage to become functional until two or three days after my arrival. Just getting out of the hotel was incredibly difficult! I was told that it takes about one day per hour of jet lag to adjust to the new time, once you’re past four or five hours of jet lag. With three…
  • What Makes Your Brain Happy (and Why We Do Stupid Things With Our Health)

    Frederic Patenaude
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    I’m currently reading a book with an interesting title (and most interesting content): What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do The Opposite.It’s a book that summarizes the latest research in neuroscience regarding how our brains process information. One topic that I found particularly fascinating is the so-called “confirmation bias.” In a nutshell, our brains crave certainty. We want to live in a world that is predictable and therefore, we seek validation everywhere. We want to feel that there is some consistency in the way we live our lives. We actually feel good when…
  • Can Weight Training Really Boost Metabolism?

    Colleen M. Story
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Is it really true that we can “boost” our metabolism? One really frustrating thing about getting older is that the eating habits that have served us well for years suddenly start eroding our health. We’re not doing anything different, but we’re putting on the pounds, or feeling more tired, or finding our thinking isn’t quite as sharp as it used to be. Many of us blame it on our metabolism. It’s slowing down, we say. Age, hormonal changes, and activity changes all work together to make it harder to burn calories. Still, we’re told, we can get that metabolism revved up again. All…
  • Why Is B12 Needed?

    Frederic Patenaude
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:35 pm
    One reader asks me, “Why is B12 supplementation required to thrive on a vegan diet? Is it a biologically appropriate diet?” What the reader is asking is that if a plant-based diet is so healthy, why are there some supplements that are needed to make this diet complete? It is generally recognized that plant-based diets can be very healthy as long as they are well balanced, containing foods coming from the following categories: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Consuming adequate calories from a wide variety of these foods will provide all the nutrients you need,…
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    In the Pipeline

  • Cryo-EM On the March

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    Cryo-electron microscopy has been scoring some real successes lately as a structural biology technique. Anything that provides protein structures without having to crystallize proteins is of immediate interest, of course, and I think we can expect a lot more work in this area. Here's a review on the current state of the art, for those who are into this sort of thing. I'd say that right now, getting solid high-resolution structures of random unknown proteins via EM is still an edge-of-what's-possible technique, but it's nowhere near as far out on the fringe as it used to be. Worth keeping an…
  • Celgene Expanding

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    Readers who have worked in the NJ pharma world will be familiar with the big research campus in Summit. I go back far enough to remember it from my first round of job interviews, when it was still Ciba-Geigy. (I was on my post-doc in Germany at the time, and I'd already been asked if I would consider a job in Basel. I think my reasoning was that New Jersey was just about as much a foreign country to me, so they flew me back there for another round). Summit then became a Novartis site, but that one was eventually dwindling, as I recall, in favor of other locations. Schering-Plough picked it up…
  • The End Result of Faked Results

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Oh, man. Here's another example of an old, sad story - just a little fakery at the beginning, and here's what it leads to: Government prosecutors said (Dong-Pyou) Han's misconduct dates to 2008 when he worked at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland under professor Michael Cho, who was leading a team testing an experimental HIV vaccine on rabbits. Cho's team began receiving NIH funding, and he soon reported the vaccine was causing rabbits to develop antibodies to HIV, which was considered a major breakthrough. Han said he initially accidentally mixed human blood with rabbit blood…
  • Alzheimer's Disposes of Another Idea

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    In case you were wondering, you can add "MAO-B inhibition" to the long, long list of Things That Don't Do Any Good For Alzheimer's. I'm not sure how much hope anyone had for that program (at either Roche or Evotec), but the potential payoff is so huge that a lot of marginal ideas get tried. At least this was in Phase II, and not Phase III; there's always that. . .
  • Chris Viehbacher's Two Billion Dollars

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:37 am
    Chris Viehbacher, ex-Sanofi, has reappeared at a $2 billion dollar biotech fund. Viehbacher is clear, though, that Gurnet will be founding companies as well as looking outside the red-hot fields like oncology. To find value these days, you have to look outside of the trendiest fields, he says. And you're also not going to find much in the way of innovation at huge companies like Sanofi. "My conclusion is that you can't have truly disruptive thinking inside big organizations," says Viehbacher. "Everything about the way a big organization is designed is about eliminating disruption." In…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • The harm that light can do to your sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Do you think about how you use and consume light? We live in a culture where electricity and artificial light are everywhere: inexpensive and always available in seemingly endless supply. We’re so used to being surrounded by light—it’s truly at our fingertips—that many of us don’t even think about it, much less question the timing and degree of our exposure. Yet a robust and growing body of scientific research suggests that for the sake of our sleep—and our overall health—we all need to start paying a lot more attention to the presence of light in our daily lives. How did we get…
  • Observing the damaged brain for clues about dreaming

    Dr. Michael Breus
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Thanks to advanced and digital technologies, a close study of the dreaming brain is possible. Dream researchers use neural-imaging tools range from EEG to PET scan to MRI to observe the brain’s activity while dreaming. In addition to observing healthy brain activity, scientists also use cases of brain injury and illness as a way to learn about the brain mechanics of dreaming. This approach—of learning about the functions of the brain through abnormalities, injury, or illness—is by no means just confined to the study of dreams. A great deal of what we know about the mechanics of the…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Columbia OutDry Extreme Diamond Shell

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    $400 for a rain jacket. Not sure how many they will sell, but check out the review given by Outside magazine.THE GOOD:The most breathable rain jacket we’ve tested, thanks to a brand-new waterproof concept called OutDry Extreme that prevents the shell from ever wetting out. A tough, rubbery exterior is super abrasion-resistant, and it doesn’t look dirty as quickly as other shells. (More on this below.) THE BAD:The aesthetics didn’t appeal to everyone. Columbia is using contrasting external seam taping and contrasting patches on the shoulders. This makes…
  • SeaWolf - Submarine For Your GoPro!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    The SEAWOLF is the next generation ROV designed by TTRobotix. She is the ideal submersible vehicle for carrying HD sports camera systems into underwater environment. The SEAWOLF is able to take still photos and videos, and live stream video for FPV piloting. Seawolf is a remote-control GoPro Submarine. SeaWolf- $1000
  • Right Equipment At The Right Time! Strahlhorn secours en crevasse

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
    Being safe is not just looking out for danger it is preparing for it before it happens. This guy in Switzerland fell into a Crevasse and had the right equipment and friend to get him out. The big thing and one of the smallest pieces of equipment that he had was an ice screw with webbing attached. He crewed it in and was safe from falling any further. I can tell you for $60 this is one piece of equipment that will be going into my bag. Be safe al the time and know the conditions before you go out.
  • Introducing the Lily Camera

    Aaron Usiskin
    14 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    Amazing, another game changer. Lily is not the first one of its kind but it is waterproof so that makes it a leader. Plus it has the camera built in, GoPro that is a tough act to follow, $399 for a GoPro or a preorder of $499 for the Lily, ouch.CameraVideo Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fpsVideo FOV: 94ºVideo Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file formatPhoto Resolution: 12 MPDigital gimballingImage stabilizationFixed focusBattery and PowerBuilt-in Lithium-Ion Battery20 min of flight timeCharging via 5A charger2-hour charge timeSensorsAccelerometerThree-axis…
  • Keen's Original Water Shoe, Tiger Stripes!

    Aaron Usiskin
    12 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Keen had a hit over ten years ago with their water shoe. I tried them out for sailing and it has to this day been the best sailing shoes I have ever owned. I talking about sailboat racing here, foredeck work, wet all the time and doing maneuvers on a deck that would normally be tough to crawl on let alone walk.I have been through Top Siders  since theses were the only shoes available when I was a kids, they seemed to have lost their way, great looking, but don't seem to stick like I want them too.Well it seems as though Keen never went away, I guess when you are satisfied with the…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Avoiding Sunshine Could Mean Early Death In Women

    13 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    A major study shows women who avoid the sun may have a higher mortality rate, than those who sunbathe on a regular basis.While any activity in the sun lowered mortality by twenty to thirty percent, the more activities the better, maxing out at a forty-seven percent decrease in death. The Bottom Line: Sunshine is essential to human health.© 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
  • During a Visit to My Doctor

    11 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?""Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub.""Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup.""No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug.""So do you want a bed near the window?"© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins…
  • Diet Soda and Belly Fat

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    "There's a growing body of research in both humans and animals, showing that frequent consumption of diet soda or artificial sweeteners is associated with greater body mass index (BMI), obesity and Metabolic Syndrome." - Laura A. Schmidt PhD, MPH© 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
  • Checking Smartphones Before Bed and Your Brain

    11 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Dr. Dan Siegel, of the UCLA School of Medicine, explains why looking at your smartphone before bed can have a negative effect on your brain and overall health.© 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
  • 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
 
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    Hospital Impact

  • How innovation can help health systems tackle big-picture delivery issues

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    by Joe Randolph The Innovation Institute brings multiple health systems and like-minded partners together to collaborate on big-picture care delivery issues. "Prevention" is at the top of every list. It is also something all health systems can get in front of through innovation. These are the key areas that we tackle through the integration of innovation strategies: Prevention of costly procedures and medications. Working with health systems to find alternatives to curtail expensive surgeries and medications can have a huge impact. A good example of this is the treatment of appendicitis. A…
  • Healthcare execs: Lead, follow and help whenever necessary

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    by Scott Kashman Do you recall why you went into a leadership role? In my last job, I worked with Don Clement, M.D., former president of the medical staff at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, who shared this on leadership: "Summertime and the Fourth of July, outdoor BBQs, walking through the neighborhood, soaking up the sunshine. As we look forward to celebrating the anniversary of the founding of this great country on the Fourth, perhaps we should spend some time looking back and consider the one ingredient necessary for this monumental historical accomplishment.
  • Which will drop first in October: A clean claim or your revenue?

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    by Kevin Shrake and John Gies The famous New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, known for his "Yogi-isms," would say, "It's deja vu all over again!" On Oct. 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to switch over to the ICD-10 coding system. Despite all of the false starts, it appears it will happen this time. The three most prevalent fallacies of unprepared organizations are: 1. It won't happen 2. The training they did last year is up-to-date and they are ready 3. That it really isn't a big deal Top-performing organizations are taking steps to be prepared. They…
  • Adding credence to the ideal traits of a healthcare CEO

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    by Barry Ronan Last week, I read the FierceHealthcare article, "5 traits of the ideal healthcare CEO." I am here to tell you that the article, which was based on a recent Hospitals and Health Networks article, was right on the money. As CEO of the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, I am beginning my fifth year under value-based care delivery, and I have certainly had to adjust my approach to managing under a new care delivery model. Taking the five traits one by one, I offer the following insights based on my experience: Embrace Change: The change has been amazing in that…
  • The importance of anticipating the patient experience

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:20 am
    by Jason A. Wolf I have been involved in a few conversations of late in which people--patients and healthcare providers alike--still see experience as a reactive or passive engagement. They have expressed concerns that the idea is becoming just another silo in an already over-segmented healthcare world. This is not surprising, for as humans we look for means to control or understand what is new, big and even boundless in many ways, and we are also apt to react to situations more often than plan. But I believe we overlook a significant opportunity in doing this. This perspective is elevated…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • The Problem with Drive-by Suicide Notes

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:05 pm
    New commenting policy in effect. For over ten years I have reached out to this community. I have shared my experiences with you so that you don’t feel alone, and I have tried to comfort commenters to the best of my ability. Although comments are severely down since we have entered the Age of Facebook, I appreciate all the thoughtful, intelligent replies that my readers leave. I am not always neurologically online and able to respond to them in a timely manner, but I do make an effort to reply to everybody. Lately, however, there has been a new breed of commenter. Ever since my article…
  • Dylann Roof and America: Hating Those Who Disagree

    20 Jun 2015 | 1:27 am
    On Thursday somebody unfriended me over the Charleston shooting. It was early in the day, facts were still rolling in, and the shooter had just barely been arrested. My Facebook friend of years had posted a link to an article that proclaimed Roof was a terrorist. It was an informative article about the church where the shooting took place along with the church’s place in black history, but the article began with one sentence that mentioned the shooting, and only one sentence. It seemed like a cheap link-bait tactic to me. I stated as much in response to the post, and suggested it was too…
  • Articles

    6 Jun 2015 | 1:52 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 “Love”…
  • Learning How to Be Happy (or at Least Less Sad)

    3 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    I recently read a book that really impressed me despite how simplistic it initially seemed. Penguin Random House contacted me to see if I’d like to review How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook by Lee Crutchley. The subject sounded like a great match for my readers here, but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a workbook. I somehow missed that bit in the title, but once I adapted I began to see the great potential being a workbook gave the material.Being told how to think better can be helpful, but being shown how to do it is infinitely better.
  • Adult ADHD: Sometimes It's Your Fault, but Don't Let It Get You Down

    10 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Here's a story about four steps to coping with ADHD goof-ups. They're going to happen. You might as well prepare for them:Recently, I paid off my iPhone 5, and carrier unlocked it. This required resetting my device. While I erased all my data after making a backup, I did a happy dance that sounded a little like this:Whoohoo! I finally paid it off! I can jailbreak it now and sell it for big bucks and then get an iPhone 6 and get more than 16gb of storage which was a phenomenal mistake I mean, what was I thinking? 16gb is too small! Oh, is it ready? Heywaitaminute…where's all my Health…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • News digest – lung cancer, immunotherapy, screening and… orange juice?

    Henry Scowcroft
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    We released new lung cancer statistics showing how cases of the disease among women have reached 20,000. Here’s our press release – the story got wide coverage, including on the BBC and ITV, who also showcased some of our work on the disease (which you can read more about in this blog post). A new immunotherapy drug for skin and lung cancer – nivolumab – was made available on the NHS across UK for suitable patients under a rapid access scheme. The BBC has more; here’s our post about how the drug works. We launched a new ‘Pioneer Award’ to fund revolutionary ideas in…
  • Our new Pioneer Awards funding scheme – high-risk, high-reward, high-impact

    Henry Scowcroft
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    A year ago we published our latest Research Strategy, setting out how we intend to continue, and capitalise on, our rapidly exploding understanding of cancer. The Strategy aimed to address a key question: how can we convert this accelerating scientific progress into improvements that make a real difference for people affected by the disease? A key realisation we had was that ‘more of the same’ wasn’t good enough – we had to look at how to fund completely new areas of science, while making sure that the conventional high-quality laboratory and clinical cancer research…
  • Fishing for clues – how ‘liquid biopsies’ are uncovering cancer’s secrets

    Nick Peel
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    It takes just three minutes for a precious 10 millilitre blood sample to be carried from the specialist cancer wards of the Christie Hospital in Manchester, down a corridor, and into a lab housing several large, white machines. But before arriving in the fluorescent light of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the blood was on a different journey: flowing around a cancer patient’s body – and potentially collecting some unwelcome passengers along the way. The stowaways are cancer cells that have broken away from a tumour and escaped into the blood. They’re wily and difficult to…
  • News digest – New NICE guidelines, more simple blood tests, and chemical cocktails

    Misha Gajewski
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    This week NICE rolled out its new symptom-based guidelines for suspected cancers, aiming to cut delays between patients seeing their GP and being referred to a specialist. Sara Hiom, our director of early diagnosis, said: “These new guidelines will give GPs more freedom to quickly refer patients with worrying symptoms – crucial for a disease that can be hard for GPs to spot in primary care. This will mean diagnosing more cancers earlier, at a stage when treatment is most likely to be effective, better for patients and ultimately increasing survival.” We covered this important story here…
  • European data laws – where privacy meets progress in research

    Catherine Guinard
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    In the 1970s just one in four people with cancer survived for at least 10 years in the UK. Today half do. And research is behind this progress. Yet, right now, a new law being negotiated by European policy makers in Brussels threatens how researchers across Europe – including our own – do their job. The Data Protection Regulation looks at how people’s personal data is used across all sectors, from telecoms through to research. Its impetus comes from a widespread concern that existing rules don’t go far enough in protecting peoples’ personal information, for example when they go…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • New Research from the CWMH: Armodafinil for Menopause-Related Fatigue

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    Several recent articles indicate that the burden of menopausal symptoms is greater than generally perceived.  About 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – hot flashes and night sweats — as they transition into the menopause phase.  For most, the symptoms are manageable, but for a sizeable subset of midlife women, these symptoms can negatively […] The post New Research from the CWMH: Armodafinil for Menopause-Related Fatigue appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Depression in Dads Affects Bonding

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:46 am
    Multiple studies have shown that postpartum depression can interfere with bonding between the mother and her infant. While new fathers may also develop depression, little is known about how depression in the father affects bonding. A recent study from Sweden has taken a look at the association between maternal and paternal depressive symptoms and parental […] The post Depression in Dads Affects Bonding appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Managing Sleep Problems in Menopausal Women: What Are the Options?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:54 am
    Peri- and post-menopausal women frequently complain of insomnia or poor sleep quality. Sleep disturbance is often attributed to nocturnal hot flashes; however, a recent study from researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine suggests that a sizeable proportion of menopausal women may have a primary sleep disorder.  There are various options for managing insomnia […] The post Managing Sleep Problems in Menopausal Women: What Are the Options? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • ACOG Issues Opinion on Marijuana in Pregnant and Nursing Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    With many states now moving forward with  the legalization of medical marijuana, there seems to be a growing sense that marijuana is relatively safe and may, in some cases, be more attractive or effective than traditional pharmacologic interventions.  The use of marijuana in the United States appears to be increasing.  According to a nationwide survey, […] The post ACOG Issues Opinion on Marijuana in Pregnant and Nursing Women appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Adjunctive Treatment with Medroxyprogesterone in Women with Acute Mania

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    Women with bipolar disorder often experience fluctuating mood symptoms across the menstrual cycle, typically reporting an exacerbation of symptoms during the premenstrual phase of the cycle (Rasgon et al, 2003, 2005).  Other studies have indicated that women with bipolar disorder have more affective instability as they transition into the menopause, when there are pronounced fluctuations […] The post Adjunctive Treatment with Medroxyprogesterone in Women with Acute Mania appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Weighty Matters

  • When Will ParticipACTION End Its Partnership With Coca-Cola?

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    I really do think it's a matter of "when" and not just "will". For my non-Canadian readers, ParticipACTION is Canada's premiere physical activity NGO whose stated mandate is, "As Canada’s premier physical activity brand, ParticipACTION helps Canadians sit less and move more through innovative engagement initiatives and thought leadership."They're also funded primarily by Coca-Cola - to the tune of $10 million over 10 years which unless ParticipACTION pulls an escape chute, will last through April 2018. It was almost inconceivable back in 2007 that ParticipACTION felt that "thought…
  • Saturday Stories: Woman Food, Modern Slavery, and @AcademicsSay

    4 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Adam K. Raymond in Thrillist describes what it was like that week he only at food designed for women.Margie Mason in the Associated Press about modern day slavery in Southeast Asia.Nathan Hall in The Chronicle of Higher Education, covers the story of his rise to Twitter fame as Shit @AcademicsSay.        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Vitamins, David Perlmutter, and LithiumSaturday Stories: Alcohol, Soda, and DeathSaturday Stories: Urban Gardening, Ingress, and #DistractinglySexy 
  • Get It Off Me! Get It Off Me!

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video is mere seconds long and well worth the watch.Have a great weekend!        Related Stories♫ "I'd Like to Buy the World a Drink That Doesn't Cause Disease" ♫Never Ask a Goat Not To Eat Your PantsStrive in Life to be Dog Number 3 
  • Pan Am Games' Athletes' Village Filled with Health Washed Sugar Water

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Photo by Joel CliftonAnother reason why Coca-Cola wants to be involved in the sponsorship of sport - athletes. After all, what's a better health-washing visual for sugar water than it surrounding, or better yet, being consumed by elite athletes? Vitamin Water, the same beverage that Coca-Cola defended by suggesting no consumer should ever confuse it with a healthy beverage, features pretty prominently in the Pan-Am Games' athletes' village in their relaxation hub (know as "The Cabin). And that middle stack? It's apparently a giant game of Jenga. How many more years before sport begins to…
  • Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation is Just Plain Awesome These Days

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    It's amazing what a public health NGO can do when it divorces itself from the food industry. Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation, just a few short years ago, was happily in bed with the food industry, selling it their "Health Check" front of package seal of approval and partnering with multiple fast food restaurants. But then last year, the Health Check program was shuttered and since then, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has forged a course that their prior partnerships would have undoubtedly prevented. First they published the most rigorous sugar recommendations in North America. Next they…
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Long-term Depression Elevates Stroke Risk in Older Adults

    Jenny Jessen
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A Harvard University study has found that long-term depression in people over 50 could more than double their risk of having a stroke. The risk remains significantly high even after the depression eases. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, is the first to evaluate how changes in depressive symptoms predict changes in stroke risk [1]. The study reviewed health information from over 16,000 men and women ages 50 and older participating in the Health and Retirement Study between 1998 and 2010. Every two years participants were interviewed about a variety of…
  • Dying Matters: Talk, Plan, Live

    Jenny Jessen
    20 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    During Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 18-24), the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging everyone to take the opportunity to talk openly with those closest to them about dying, death and bereavement. This year’s theme is ‘Talk, Plan, Live’ (hashtag #YODO, which stands for You Only Die Once). TALK ‘Talk’ encourages people to talk with their loved ones about sensitive matters. Remember that talking about dying won’t make it happen. You’re taking charge of what happens at the end of your life. It may be easiest to start talking about what you…
  • To the Edge of the Sky: the Fight to Save Children’s Lives and End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Jenny Jessen
    7 May 2015 | 9:07 pm
    New drugs are being developed to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy — and many other rare diseases — but the treatments are stalled at the FDA. A new Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to complete a documentary about parents fighting to stop Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and gain access to potentially life-saving drugs before the disease kills their children. Oscar winning filmmakers Jedd and Todd Wider from Wider Film Projects are working on a new documentary called To the Edge of the Sky about parents who are fighting to save the lives of their sons who are dying from…
  • 23andMe Aims to Use Genetic Data to Develop Drugs

    Jenny Jessen
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    In a big shift of focus, the personal genomics company 23andMe recently announced the creation of a new therapeutics group with the intention of developing new therapies for both common and rare diseases. 23andMe, the Google-backed genetic testing startup that sells a $99 DNA saliva test, will expand from screening people for disease risk to developing new therapies to treat them. Along with the announcement, 23andMe has appointed Richard Scheller, Ph.D., recently retired from Genentech, Chief Science Officer and Head of Therapeutics, and bioinformatics pioneer Robert Gentleman, Ph.D., as…
  • Nationwide Study Reports Shifts in Americans’ Use of Natural Products

    NIH Newsbot
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    A nationally representative survey shows that natural product use in the United States has shifted since 2007, with some products becoming more popular and some falling out of favor. Overall, natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals) remain the most common complementary health approach. The complementary health questionnaire was developed by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The complementary health questionnaire is…
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • Make It a Happy Fourth of July with A Few Precautions

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Display Title:  Make It a Happy Fourth of July with A Few Precautions Subtitle:  Make this 4th of July a happy, safe celebration with these tips. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/make-it-happy-fourth-july-few-precautio... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • 8 Nutrition Hacks for Headaches

    Nutrition Sheila
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Nothing drains the life out of your day quite like being knocked down with a headache. Slide Title:  <strong>1) Drink plenty of water</strong> Image:  Image Caption:  Design Pics/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Often the first step to take when tackling a headache is to sit down and drink a glass of water or two. Even mild dehydration can cause a headache. Severe dehydration or chronically being dehydrated can significant and reoccurring headaches. Make sure to get 8 cups a day minimum. High temperatures, altitudes and physical activity increase your need for fluids.
  • How Does Hormone Imbalance During Menopause Affect Mental Health?

    Erin Kennedy
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Hormonal imbalances during menopause are classically associated with hot flashes, fatigue and weight gain – physical symptoms that the body is experiencing change. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  No read more
  • 7 Health Tips for the Men in Your Life

    Joanne Sgro-Killworth
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    June is Men's Health Month. This has got to be the best time to be giving some thought and extra consideration to the health and wellbeing of the man, or men, in your life. Slide Title:  <strong>Dodge, Don’t Dash the Salt</strong> Image:  Image Caption:  Lev Dolgachov/PhotoSpin Image Text:  It is not just a pinch, but more like a whopping inch, of sodium that could be in your guy’s favorite foods. Many of those prepared, easy meals — even some that say organic and gluten-free — have extra sodium to extend their shelf life. I have found that canned…
  • PMS Solved: How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Changed My Life

    Erin Kennedy
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Sandy Scherrens, 56, suffered from severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) since she was a teenager. She lived with bloating, hot flashes and mood swings month after month. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -4 Two Columns:  Yes read more
 
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  • Scleroderma and breast implants

    Hong, C., Sangle, S. R., Coghlan, J. G., D'Cruz, D. P.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
  • Ebola virus disease managed with blood product replacement and point of care tests in Sierra Leone

    Nicholson-Roberts, T., Fletcher, T., Rees, P., Dickson, S., Hinsley, D., Bailey, M., Lamb, L., Ardley, C.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
  • Herpetic epithelial keratitis

    Njoya, J. M., Handor, H., Lezrek, O., Hafidi, Z., Sabrane, I., Daoudi, R.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
  • High alcohol consumption and the risk of renal damage: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Cheungpasitporn, W., Thongprayoon, C., Kittanamongkolchai, W., Brabec, B. A., O'Corragain, O. A., Edmonds, P. J., Erickson, S. B.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    Background: The risk of renal damage in patients with high alcohol consumption is controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the associations between high alcohol consumption and progression of kidney damage including chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and proteinuria. Methods: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Databases from inception through August 2014 to identify studies investigating the association between high alcohol consumption and CKD, ESRD or proteinuria. Studies that reported odds ratios, relative…
  • A London experience 1995-2012: demographic, dietary and biochemical characteristics of a large adult cohort of patients with renal stone disease

    Ferraro, P. M., Robertson, W. G., Johri, N., Nair, A., Gambaro, G., Shavit, L., Moochhala, S. H., Unwin, R. J.
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    Background: Kidney stone disease has an estimated prevalence of around 10%. Genetic as well as environmental factors are thought to play an important role in the pathogenesis of renal stones. Aim: The aim of our study was to analyse and report the main characteristics of patients with kidney stones attending a large UK metabolic stone clinic in London between 1995 and 2012. Design: A cross-sectional study. Methods: Analysis of data from stone formers attending the University College and Royal Free Hospitals’ metabolic stone clinic from 1995 to 2012. Demographic, clinical, dietary and…
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  • Food Addiction: Clinical Reality or Mythology

    Peter Pressman, Roger A. Clemens, Heather A. Rodriguez
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In the last five years, there has been an astonishing interest in the notion of food “addiction.” Medline has seen a sevenfold increase in the number of papers indexed by the term “food addiction” since 2008.1 The ideology of food addiction posits that foods that are eaten frequently become substances of abuse and could cause health problems for the consumer if the affected individual suddenly discontinued the food in question. This “withdrawal” is often described as the resulting "hangover," and craving is equated with a reaction that could only be mitigated by eating a…
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura: A Potentially Reversible Cause of Complete Heart Block

    Andrew Peters, Hayan Al Maluli, Mohammed Nayeemuddin, Arslan Mirza, Danesh Modi, Jeffrey Arkles, Riyaz Bashir
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    An 80-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the emergency department via ambulance after a syncopal episode and altered mental status at home. She had no significant cardiac history with the exception of hypertension. The history obtained from the patient’s family was negative for any recent illness, hospitalization, travel, or tick exposure. There was no family history of cardiac or hematologic disease. The patient was not currently taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications.
  • Good Advice from Anthony Bourdain

    Joseph S. Alpert
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    My wife and I are big fans of chef Anthony Bourdain. In his bestselling book, Kitchen Confidential1, Anthony Bourdain lists some sage advice for anyone considering a career as a chef. On reading this list, I realized that many of his bon mots apply equally well to a life lived in medicine. Below are listed with short commentary ten recommendations that resonated with me.
  • Incidental cerebral toxocarosis as confirmed by cerebrospinal fluid cytology

    A. Emmer, A. Surov, M.E. Kornhuber
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A 19 year old man was struck by a first unprovoked seizure in March, 2012. Clinical investigation was normal. Electroencephalography showed generalized 3-5/s (poly)spike/wave paroxysms consistent with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Cranial magnetic resonance images revealed multiple cystic lesions (Figure 1). Laboratory investigations were normal except for 10% eosinophilia on blood cell count. Cerebrospinal fluid showed a mild pleocytosis of 6 round cells per μl with 2% eosinophilic granulocytes.
  • Cobalamin Deficiency Causing Severe Hemolytic Anemia: A Pernicious Presentation

    Natasha Chhabra, Steve Lee, Elias G. Sakalis
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    What began as an exciting day visiting New York City for a Peruvian family became an even more memorable stay at Bellevue Hospital. A 52-year-old Peruvian male without known medical history was touring the Empire State Building when he suddenly felt weak and lightheaded with associated substernal chest pressure. An ambulance brought the patient to Bellevue Hospital’s emergency room. Further history revealed that six months prior to admission the patient began having one to two daily episodes of loose stool associated with bloating, but without signs of bleeding or mucus.
 
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  • CMS Tweaks to ACO Investment Model Benefit Rural Physicians

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    In response to feedback on accountable care organizations (ACOs) established as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, CMS recently announced two changes in the design of its ACO Investment Model that will benefit rural areas of the country.
  • Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks on the Rise, CDC Warns

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    As summer heats up and people head to the swimming pool, a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from June 26 highlights a rise in outbreaks of waterborne illnesses.
  • ACIP Issues New Recommendation for MenB Vaccination

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    During its June 24-25 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices adopted a Category B recommendation for use of the two serogroup B meningococcal vaccines in patients ages 16-23 for short-term protection against the disease.
  • Family Physician's Passion Catches Students by Surprise

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Family medicine needs to recruit more medical students to the specialty, and Samuel Church, M.D., M.P.H., of Hiawassee, Ga., has a precepting style that draws students in.
  • Depigmentation Cases Prompt New Label Warning for ADHD Patch

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    After dozens of reports of skin depigmentation or hypopigmentation associated with use of the methylphenidate transdermal system marketed as Daytrana, FDA officials are requiring that a new warning be added to the medication's package label.
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • ALL ABOUT ABDOMINAL PAIN

    Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    There are various reasons behind abdominal pain, which is a common clinical presentation in our day to day practice. Some conditions are easy to diagnose, but others are difficult. A few cases are life threatening unless managed immediately. Some cases look trivial, but may lead to catastrophe. A few cases look very simple cases, but may result in lifelong suffering for the patient. There are many conditions that can easily puzzle the doctors, or even drag us to medico legal issues. There are conditions that often lead to diagnostic dilemma. There are conditions that can be easily diagnosed…
  • Happy Doctors Day

    Shankar Raju
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:16 am
    Thank You For making me love life again For casing my pain and Spreading smiles. Keep blessing people wherever you go Happy Doctor’s Day 1st July 2015 Doctors on earth are like Gods in the heaven. A special day is observed to thank them for their humane services to mankind. Every year July 1st is ‘Doctor’s Day’ which is very special for every medical practitioner. First Doctor’s Day was celebrated in 1991 to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. The history says, that in the year 1882, July 1st saw the birth of renowned…
  • ROLE OF VITAMIN D IN DIABETES MELITUS

    dr. Pradeep Sandulal Jaiswal
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    VITAMIN D AND DIABETES Vitamin D3 increases plasma 25(OH)D levels, first phase of insulin secretion and decreases insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes A close link exists between vitamin D deficiency and diabetes mellitus risk The presence of renal impairment will compromise the production of Calcitriol, and potentially further contribute to inadequate vitamin D signalling Calcitriol can be recommended for vitamin D deficiency in type 2 diabetes and obese patients Improves OGIS –oral glucose insulin sensitivity in apparently healthy men likely to have insulin resistance Vitamin D3…
  • 6 Weird Things You Never Knew About Kissing

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Romantic kissing happens in over 90% of all cultures, and with good reason: “It helps us find a partner and stay with them,” says Laura Berman, PhD, assistant clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and author of Loving Sex. But it also has a slew of surprising functions, including some major health benefits. Pucker up to these fascinating facts. It may be the most fun way to build immunity Just 10 seconds of French kissing can transfer 80 million germs from one person’s mouth to the other, according…
  • Calling anyone whom might have connections with UK doctors

    Amanda Coates
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:47 am
    Hi I am lookingfor connections UK doctors re: business advice can anyone help me?
 
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    GruntDoc

  • How teleconferences really go

    GruntDoc
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    This is way too true.   No related posts.
  • America’s Emergency Physicians

    GruntDoc
    4 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Really good video! No related posts.
  • VP Biden’s best speech

    GruntDoc
    30 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Joe Biden isn’t my cuppa tea. Yet, his talk to TAPPS is the best contemporaneous speech by a Pol to military families who lost family members in combat. I now like him much more. Related posts: @movinmeat @emdocbrett Do you get vertigo spinning at this rate? Get a grip, this is a political nomination for what is perceived a pol prob @movinmeat @emdocbrett Do you get vertigo spinning at this rate?... Happy 239th Birthday US Navy Here’s to all those in the Sea Services. There’s a... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Happy Birthday Dad!

    GruntDoc
    21 May 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Thanks for not killing me all those years ago. Related posts: Happy Birthday, Marines! SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy... Happy 239th Birthday US Navy Here’s to all those in the Sea Services. There’s a... Happy Birthday to my brudder, and a niece! a reprise… For my little brother (who’s taller and smarter... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • The NYT, Maureen Dowd, and Dr. Caplan

    GruntDoc
    5 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Behold, a very worthy rant.  Recommended. No related posts.
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    Health & Fitness - Los Angeles Times

  • The fold-over ballet-based move works glutes and hamstrings

    Rene Lynch
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    So simple. Yet so hard.
  • Comic Kevin Nealon is still 'pumped up' about fitness

    James S. Fell
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    On "Saturday Night Live" in the late 1980s, Hans and Franz wanted to "pump you up." These days, 61-year-old Kevin Nealon, a.k.a. Franz, is more interested in general fitness than in any desire to approach Schwarzenegger-size muscles. Even though Franz's extolling of exercise was parody, Nealon...
  • Moksha fest to bring all things yoga and more to L.A.

    Valli Herman
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Next weekend, the Los Angeles Convention Center may be the mellowest place in the city when the 4th annual Moksha Festival rolls out the yoga mats in celebration of the ancient yoga philosophy.
  • Summertime, when the living is risky

    Mary MacVean
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    It's summer - time to get burned by the sun, stung by a stingray, poisoned by undercooked chicken and more. So much more. There are plenty of summer-centric mishaps that send people to the emergency room or the doctor, and yet, in many instances, those trips are avoidable.
  • How Def Leppard's Phil Collen traded the booze for a better body

    James S. Fell
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Rock 'n' roll taught me it's better to burn out than to fade away, and rock 'n' roll was wrong. Being a musician isn't a career known for promoting health or longevity, but there are those who buck this trend to stay burning bright in the limelight.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • July 2015 Fit Goals: Push Through

    Angie
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m starting to sound like a broken record. A big fat F for my June goals. Which didn’t help with my 4 months to fit goals either. Geesh! Let’s see if I can get an A+ for July. We are taking a mini trip to my parent’s this week for the holiday and when I […] The post July 2015 Fit Goals: Push Through appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • How to Stay Fit on a Mountain Bike

    Angie
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:39 am
    This is a sponsored guest post. How to Stay Fit  & Have Fun on a Mountain Bike with Your Family! There is nothing more satisfying than getting out in the fresh-air and exercising with your family – except maybe exploring new and beautiful landscapes during that exercise. Taking a mountain biking trip is a great […] The post How to Stay Fit on a Mountain Bike appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Top Workout Songs: June 2015

    Angie
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Top Workout Songs for June 2015 From Chris Lawhorn of Run Hundred, “Familiarity and freshness are key ingredients in a workout playlist. While songs from the former category provide reliable inspiration, those in the latter bring the dynamism. Thankfully, June’s top workout tracks feature a healthy balance of both. Starting on the familiar side of things, […] The post Top Workout Songs: June 2015 appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • How To Make Your Own Peanut Butter Cups

    Angie
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    How To Make Your Own {Healthy} Peanut Butter Cups Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients 1 bag Vegan Chocolate chips (Trader Joe’s) Natural Peanut Butter (Costco) Vanilla Amazon.com Widgets Directions Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Add 1/2 bag of the chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and melt them in microwave for […] The post How To Make Your Own Peanut Butter Cups appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • National Running Day: Why Do You Run?

    Angie
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today is National Running Day. A coast to coast celebration of running. Do you run? I don’t personally run but I sure give kudos to those that do. I have tried many times to do the run/walk thing but right now my knees just don’t support it. I walked a half marathon in Jamaica back […] The post National Running Day: Why Do You Run? appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
 
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Georgia State, Morehouse partner to tackle diabetes, heart disease

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Georgia State University) The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received nearly $400,000 in grant funds to support a three-year effort to reduce rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in African-American neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta.
  • Cellular sentinel prevents cell division when the right machinery is not in place

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Johns Hopkins Medicine) For cell division to be successful, pairs of chromosomes have to line up just right before being swept into their new cells, like the opening of a theater curtain. They accomplish this feat in part thanks to structures called centrioles that provide anchors for the curtain's ropes. Researchers recently learned that most cells will not divide without centrioles, and they found out why: The protein p53 monitors centriole numbers to prevent potentially disastrous cell divisions.
  • 28th ECNP Congress for Applied and Translational Neuroscience

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Europe's largest meeting for the science and treatment of disorders of the brain, the 28th ECNP Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) will take place at the Amsterdam RAI from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2015.
  • Pazopanib improves progression-free survival without impairing HRQOL

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) Results of EORTC trial 62072 appearing in Cancer show that in patients with soft tissue sarcoma, whose disease had progressed during or after prior chemotherapy, pazopanib improved progression-free survival but did not change health-related quality of life. This observed improvement in progression-free survival without impairment of health-related quality of life was considered a meaningful result.
  • Safer, with more benefits: Parents' vaccine views shifting

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Michigan Health System) Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more favorable.
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Aetna has questions to answer regarding offer to buy Humana

    Joseph Burns
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    GraphicStock Any health insurance company that seeks to buy another insurer will have some tough questions to answer. So, after Aetna made a formal offer to buy Humana on Thursday and Centene offered to buy Health Net on Wednesday, one of those questions has to be: Will consumers benefit? As Bruce Japsen noted in Forbes, Aetna and Humana said in a statement: “The combined entity will help drive better value and higher-quality health care by reducing administrative costs, leveraging best-in-breed practices from the two companies – including Humana’s chronic-care capabilities that…
  • Fellowship allows journalist to dig into what drives oncologists out of private practice

    Joseph Burns
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    Any health care journalist covering the business side of physician practices knows that doctors in private practice often struggle. Health plans and the federal Medicare program make it difficult for physicians to get paid for the work they do and they change the billing and payment rules frequently. In addition, doctors often say they have so little time each day to manage patient care properly because payers require them to see 20 to 40 patients a day. Given these complaints, it’s easy to see why so many primary care and specialty physicians have sold their practices to hospitals over the…
  • A look at how states are addressing balance billing abuses

    Joanne Kenen
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    We’ve all read about patients who were careful to choose an in-network doctor or hospital but still ended up with some care provided out of network – and unanticipated bills. One of the most memorable accounts was in Elisabeth Rosenthal’s “Paying Till It Hurts” New York Times series, when she recounted the story of the patient who – unbeknownst to him – had an out-of-network assistant surgeon alongside his carefully selected in-network surgeon. The assistant submitted a $117,000 bill. It’s not always that dramatic; I’m a pretty savvy health care consumer yet a member of my…
  • Can screenings be too much of a good thing?

    Liz Seegert
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Medicare reimburses for cancer and other screenings as part of routine care for older adults. Of course, the goal is to catch diseases in their earliest, most treatable stages. But can preventive care become too much of a good thing? For years, evidence has grown about wasted Medicare dollars on needless screenings. The Center for Public Integrity found that 40 percent of Medicare spending on common cancer screenings are unnecessary – costing billions of taxpayer dollars. Yet despite this news, Medicare continues to reimburse for many common tests like PSA and screenings for breast cancer…
  • Could the other SCOTUS ruling improve health for the LGBT community?

    Susan Heavey
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Photo: Matt Popovich via Flickr All eyes were on the U.S. Supreme Court last week as it handed down its highly anticipated decision in King v. Burwell, affirming subsidies in the Affordable Care Act. The justices upheld the financial assistance, saying Congress saw it as critical to a functioning health insurance market. But could the court’s other big ruling have an equally profound impact on another group? On Friday, the court ruled 5-4 in support of same-sex marriage, saying the Fourteenth Amendment gave such couples the right to marry and legalizing marriage in all 50 U.S. states.
 
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    Lifescript

  • How to Manage COPD and Allergies

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, special to Lifescript Breathing doesn’t come easy to those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). And allergies aggravate respiratory symptoms, a 2013 Johns Hopkins University study found. Read on to learn how to breathe easier when you have COPD and allergies... If you have COPD and allergies, you’re facing double trouble.The two conditions aren’t related, but allergies can worsen COPD symptoms, says Michael Foggs, M.D., president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and chief of Allergy and Immunology for Advocate Health…
  • The Best Apps for People With Diabetes

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Special to Lifescript Finding it hard to remember to log your blood sugar levels? Want a central place to store your data? For people with diabetes, technology can take out the guesswork. Read on for the latest in apps and other gadgets... The best diabetes management is by the numbers: blood sugar readings, insulin doses and grams of carbs you’re consuming. That can overwhelm any diabetes patient.But technology can help.Need to record your blood glucose level? A wireless meter can do that. Want to know how many carbs are in that slice of pepperoni pizza? An app can…
  • 7 Allergy-Free Recipes

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By the Lifescript Editorial StaffMealtimes are tough if you or someone in your family has a food allergy, especially if there’s risk of a dangerous anaphylactic reaction. To make dishing up dinner easier, here are 7 healthful, tasty recipes without common allergens, like nuts, seafood, eggs, dairy, gluten or soy. Try them for your next allergy-free meal… If you or someone in your family has food allergy or sensitivity, you probably spend a lot of time searching for recipes. A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system responds to a certain food as if it’s a…
  • Boost Your Chances of Becoming Pregnant

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff WriterEven if you’re not ready to be a mom, start planning now to protect your fertility, advises top reproductive expert Margareta D. Pisarska, M.D. She explains why in Ask the Doctor, a women’s health video series produced in partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center... You’re focused on your career and not ready to get pregnant. Yet you know you’d like to have children someday. How to be sure you don’t wait too long and reduce your chances of having a baby? Start planning when you’re young – consult your OB-GYN…
  • Helping ADHD Children Succeed in School

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff Writer If you suspect your ADHD child isn’t thriving in school, he or she may need more support at home or in the classroom. A top educator offers tips for parents and teachers to help ADHD children succeed in school... Completing homework, paying attention and organizing classwork are traits that all children need to succeed in school. But for parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), teaching them those skills may seem like mission impossible.That’s because children with ADHD, a behavioral disorder affecting more than 5…
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  • Returning to Haiti With Fresh Eyes

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer On June 29, Lifescript will bring a medical, volunteer and documentary team back to the Glory Glory clinic and orphanage in southwestern Haiti. Here, team leader Edward C. Geehr, M.D., explains his plans for the mission… Lifescript’s Team Haiti is in the final stages of preparation for our trip to the Glory Glory orphanage and clinic. For me, this is an exciting return journey. More than half of the 25 travelers – including 10 children, accompanied by their parents – have never been to the island. I’m a…
  • Drink Up – Coffee is Good for You!

    31 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerCoffee addicts rejoice: Your daily cuppa Joe is good for you! The benefits to your heart outweigh the risks, even for heavy coffee drinkers, a new study finds. Read all about it… The rich aroma and flavor of coffee satisfies palates around the world. But the beverage also has had its detractors since it was first imported to the West from the Middle East centuries ago. After all, they believed, something so stimulating couldn’t possibly be good for you. King Charles of England even banned the drink for health reasons in…
  • Diet Rich in Fruits, Veggies and Nuts Keeps Your Mind Young

    25 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerA Mediterranean diet chock-full of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts and olive oil is good for your heart. Learn how it keeps your mind young too… Cognitive function in older adults improved on a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil and nuts, compared with adults on a control diet of reduced dietary fat, researchers from Spain reported recently. The multi-year, randomized trial supports previous studies that suggest a diet rich in antioxidant foods that protect your heart also delays cognitive decline. Study results…
  • Dessert With Breakfast Can Help You Drop Pounds

    18 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDessert for breakfast and still lose weight? It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. An Israeli study of nearly 200 obese adults found that a 600-calorie breakfast combining dessert with typical fare helped stave off cravings for sweets later in the day. Dessert-eating dieters lost more weight and kept it off over longer periods of time compared with low-carbohydrate breakfast eaters. Study participants were divided into two diet groups, each with identical caloric intake. Men were allowed 1,600 calories per day and women…
  • Vitamin D and Exercise to the Rescue

    11 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerWhen it comes to falling down, there’s good news and not-so-good news about the roles of exercise and vitamin D. Exercise, with or without vitamin D supplements, cuts the rate of injuries from falls by more than 50% in older women who participated in a clinical trial. The rate of injury was further improved by adding vitamin D to an exercise regimen. But – neither exercise training nor vitamin D supplementation helped reduce the number of falls in older women, the study found. The Finnish study, published in JAMA Network…
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    Promote Health » Promote Health - Diet and Fitness Tips Backed by Science!

  • Picking the Right Fitness Class

    Joe Eitel
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Exercise classes in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are not hard to find. MOVE Fitness Ann Arbor offers classes geared towards beginners, experts and every level in between. It makes things easier if a customer already knows which classes work for them, but if you are new to guided fitness, the sheer variety of class types and trends can be overwhelming. When shopping for an exercise class that will compliment your lifestyle, start with the following questions: What kinds of physical activities appeal to you? Are you a fan of high-intensity or extreme sports? Do you prefer a slower pace that allows you…
  • Get off your ass! Your life depends on it

    Joe Eitel
    15 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    I read an interesting article several months ago in the LA Times (read it here). It was an interview with Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University. He had some interesting things to say about the negative health implications of sitting too much, even saying “sitting could be worse than smoking.” Dr. Levine mentions that for every hour you sit, you lose 2 hours of your life. Based on that statement, people who sit for 8 hours a day, 5 days per week at a computer are shortening their life by more than 3 days per week. That’s pretty alarming, and it’s got…
  • “Disruptive Innovations” in the Healthcare System [Infographic]

    Joe Eitel
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    It’s pretty remarkable, and alarming, that approximately $11 billion per year is wasted due to “inefficient communications” in the healthcare system. Technology is so very helpful in the healthcare industry but only when used efficiently. Unfortunately, inefficient use of technology in today’s healthcare system is an all-to common problem that needs reform…and fast! That’s A LOT of money being wasted! Click through to check out an infographic from the team at The George Washington University School of Business that explains the issue and possible…
  • How to Calculate Calories Burned on an Elliptical at High Intensity

    Joe Eitel
    30 Jan 2014 | 8:09 pm
    The only highly accurate way to determine the number of calories burned during an elliptical workout is to use indirect calorimetry equipment that tracks your breathing rate as you exercise. This equipment is typically found only at high-level athletic training facilities and doctor’s offices. Since you probably don’t have access to this equipment, the next-best option is to manually calculate the number of calories you burn. This method is not 100 percent accurate, but it will give you a better gauge of your calories burned than will the elliptical’s calorie tracking program. Using…
  • How Much Time Will It Take to Reduce Belly Fat?

    Joe Eitel
    4 Aug 2013 | 7:21 am
    Belly fat accumulates just beneath the skin and deep within the abdomen surrounding the organs. The fat is known as subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, respectively. Reducing your caloric intake and exercising regularly are the two ways to naturally reduce both types of fat around your waistline, and both strategies take time to produce results — think weeks, not days. Modifying your diet leads to quicker results compared to exercise, but a combination of both strategies will help melt away the fat even faster. How Body Fat Is Burned Your body burns, or oxidizes, fat to use as energy.
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Dream yourself thin?

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    A new review article in The Journal of Health Psychology examines how sleep impacts food intake, and suggests that when sleep is disrupted our hormones (such as leptin and ghrelin) drive hunger, our cognition is impaired -- leading to less impulse control -- and we tend to look for pleasurable stimuli such as food to reward ourselves out of our crankiness.
  • Are we eating our veggies yet?

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    A report from the US Department of Agriculture finds that American farmers are have grown 5 percent more veggies in the past year, that, despite the drought, floods and all. But Americans aren’t eating more veggies: the local consumption remained almost flat.
  • Kale (prepared two ways) salad

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    We've become a kale obsessed nation in the last few years, but I do hope kale isn't one of these trends that rise, peak -- which it already has -- ebb and then be forgotten. Because kale is really great: tasty (when prepared right), nutritious, and it keeps fresh for a long while (much unlike spinach that wilts very quickly).
  • Can water improve your mood?

    Dr. Ayala
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    While we know that not having enough to drink in extreme heat, or when vigorously exercising makes people very unhappy (and quite ill), it’s less clear how small changes in fluid intake affect mood and energy levels.
  • 13 diet lies you shouldn't fall for

    Dr. Ayala
    27 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
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  • Exposed: A Superbug Surprise for Dinner

    Dr. Allan Spreen
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:47 am
    Quick, put down that slice of bacon. Back away from that pork chop. And whatever you do don’t slice off another piece of that pork roast! You’re going to want to read this before you take another bite. New research by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy could have you second-guessing your choice for dinner tonight. Apparently, whenever you serve pork you may unknowingly be serving up an unwanted side dish right along with it. You may recall… I’ve written before about the dangers of methicillin-resistant…
  • Raise Awareness of Candida Infection

    Jim Schreiber
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:04 am
    Candida infection has been a long misunderstood condition, sometimes even described as a “myth.” However, as the public awareness of chronic candidiasis grows, there`s an increasing number of doctors who can accurately diagnose it, bringing hope for people suffering from constant fatigue, digestive issues, yeast infections, and other symptoms associated with this little known and frequently misdiagnosed problem. Traditionally, Candida was considered to be a form of a localized yeast overgrowth, but it has become clear that the infection is much more complex. The actual…
  • How to Avoid Pancreatic Cancer

    Edward Martin
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    They’re called “trace” elements for a reason: Tiny amounts of the right stuff can boost your health and save your life… while even a drop of the wrong stuff can end it. Now, the latest research shows how these same trace elements can play a major role in your risk of getting or avoiding one of the deadliest forms of cancer on the planet — the pancreatic cancer that’s claimed Steve Jobs, Luciano Pavarotti and Patrick Swayze in recent years. Let’s start with the good stuff: selenium and nickel. Selenium is already a proven cancer-beater, and it can…
  • 6 Steps To Real Weight Loss

    Dr. David Blyweiss
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I seem to get a steady stream of folks in my office who want to lose weight. For many of them, it’s about how they look. And for most, they want the weight gone fast. Losing weight so that you look better is a legitimate goal. But the benefits of dropping a few pounds extend well beyond appearance. Losing just 10% of your weight can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.(1) It can also improve or prevent asthma, joint pain and even sleep apnea. You’ll feel better and be more energetic, too. But what’s the best way to lose weight? There are dozens of diets…
  • This Bone Disease Kills More Women Than Breast Cancer

    Dr. Keith Scott Mumby
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    You may be surprised but in the USA more women die from facture of the neck of femur than die of cancer of the breast, cervix and uterus COMBINED (it is a similar story in other developed countries). A fracture of the femur is dangerous for an elderly man or woman, because it leads to immobility. That in turn increases the risk of pneumonia, which is the usual cause of death in these sad cases. The femur fractures easily in older people because of bone thinning or osteoporosis, which in turn is caused by gross ignorance of nutritional essentials. I have said often that osteoporosis is a whole…
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  • Major Questions Regarding the action of Abortion. Seriously should it be official.

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    23 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Abortion is the procedure of doing away with fetus away from the womb which leads to termination of being pregnant. This approach has become the established medical procedures executed in the country in addition to nations every year. Clinical tests signify more and more than 30 percent of these wives last part their gestation trough abortion. By now, abortion has changed into a very important honest difficulty in the field of politics, regulation and likewise religion as each and every sector has its own opinion and interpretation towards the main topic of abortion. As an illustration, a few…
  • Main Queries About the Act of Abortion. Will have to it be lawful.

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    1 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    Abortion is the procedure of the removal of fetus by way of the womb which results in termination of being pregnant. This approach is amongst the regarded surgical procedures carried out in the country coupled with other nations each year. Research studies signify more than 30 pct on the girls close their pregnancy trough abortion. Right now, abortion has developed into essential honest predicament in the area of nation-wide politics, law and moreover religion as every and each field has its own interpretation and opinion towards the main topic of abortion. For instance, some folks imagine…
  • Premier Questions Regarding the Act of Abortion. Ought it be 100 % legal.

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    14 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Abortion is the procedure of taking out unborn child out from the womb which results in termination of childbearing. This procedure is amongst the renowned medical procedures performed in the united states besides other countries every year. Tests specify that more than 30 per-cent through the girls cease their having a baby trough abortion. Currently, abortion has developed into important ethical difficulty in the area of nation-wide politics, regulation and likewise religious beliefs as every and each industry has its own opinion and interpretation when it comes to the main topic of…
  • Leading Queries About the action of Abortion. Will probably it be 100 % legal.

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Abortion is the process of taking off unborn child out of your uterus which results in termination of pregnancy. This technique is among the best-known medical procedures accomplished in the us together with other nations from year to year. Learning indicate that more than 30 percentage around the females ending their giving birth trough abortion. Nowadays, abortion has turned into a really important honest matter in the field of national politics, rules and in addition faith as every and each marketplace has its own interpretation and opinion towards the topic of abortion. Like, in some…
  • Most important Queries About the action of Abortion. Would need to it be authorized.

    admin
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    Abortion is the method of eliminating fetus for the uterus which leads to termination of pregnancy. This technique is amongst the well-known medical procedures completed in America or other countries per year. Studies demonstrate more and more than 30 % of your a lot of women end their conception trough abortion. Right now, abortion has developed into very important ethical difficulty in the field of nation-wide politics, law and as well faith as every and each marketplace features its own opinion and interpretation regarding the topic of abortion. In particular, many of us reckon that…
 
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  • What Aetna’s $37B acquisition of Humana could mean for digital health

    Brian Dolan
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    After weeks of rumors, this morning health insurance company Aetna announced that it is acquiring rival Humana for $36 billion in cash and stock. The news follows smaller health insurance company Centene’s $6.3 billion plan to acquire health insurance company Health Net, which would make that company the biggest private administrator of Medicaid programs in the US. […]
  • UK startup Your.MD raises $5M for symptom checker app

    Aditi Pai
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    London-based Your.MD, which has developed a health management app that includes a symptom checker, raised $5 million in a round led by Smedvig Capital, with participation from existing angel investors. This brings the company’s total funding to $7.3 million. The app, available on iOS and Android devices, allows users to explain what their complaints are to the app via […]
  • Parks: 40 percent US broadband households want smartphone-based medical alerts

    Aditi Pai
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    More than 40 percent of US broadband households are interested in receiving medical alerts via a smartphone or another connected platform, according to a report from Parks Associates. The report, called Smart Home Platforms for Health, assesses the potential for smart home platforms to support connected health offerings. “About 10 percent of US broadband households have some type of smart home […]
  • Nortek Security acquires Numera’s mPERS, telehealth businesses

    Jonah Comstock
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Seattle, Washington-based Numera, a longtime mobile health company that offers mobile personal emergency response devices as well as other telehealth tools, has had its mPERS and telehealth assets acquired by Carlsbad, California-based Nortek Security and Control. According to a Nortek FAQ, Nortek funded the transaction, valued at $12 million “plus contingent consideration based on future sales”, from cash on hand. Numera […]
  • CMS proposes a few clarifications to its chronic care management billing code

    Brian Dolan
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    At the beginning of 2015, CMS began reimbursing physicians for the care they provide to a particular group of their Medicare patients remotely and between visits. This new billing code, called Chronic Care Management (CCM), required that this remote care meet a few criteria, like patients must have two or more chronic conditions; the physician must […]
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  • The Perfect Sports Bra Fit: What the Experts Say for Any Size

    Kelly
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    We all have that one sports bra. The one you’ve had since high school, full of holes with no elastic left. While it’s supported you through the years, over time, it’s lost its ability. But like an old boyfriend, you keep it around because it’s comfortable. Sports bras are supposed to be your boobs’ best [...]
  • 5 Deliciously Healthy Summer Party Themes

    Health Buzz
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lisa Johnson blogs at TrueFoodMovement.com, where you can find healthy recipes and fun ideas about food.  Hot dogs, burgers, ice cream…summer parties can wreak havoc with your waistline. We’ve got five summer party themes that let you kick back and enjoy yourself instead of counting calories. FIESTA Think more salsa, less queso. Mexican food comes [...]
  • The Frozen Lemonade Sam Adams Summer Ale Slush You Have to Taste to Believe

    Brandi Koskie
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last summer I spent a month in Savannah, Georgia, a true American gem that should be on your must-visit list. Aside from soaking up all the history, playing at the beach, and hitting up all the Forrest Gump tourist spots, one of the highlights was attenidng the fifth annual Fitbloggin’ conference. If you’ve never been, [...]
  • 4 Sculpting Moves You Can Do With a Chair

    AcaciaTV
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    No workout equipment? No problem! All you need is a chair Sitting too much is bad for your health, numerous studies suggest. But as AcaciaTV trainer Deazie Gibson demonstrates, a sturdy chair can also be a terrific asset for getting into shape — even when you’ve got no other equipment. Using only a chair, do [...]
  • True Food Cherry Tart: A Six-Ingredient Summer Dessert

    Health Buzz
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:05 am
    By TrueFoodMovement, a food blog that explores the healthier side of life. Cherries! They are so enticing and delicious and great for dessert! You can easily create a dish with little or no added sugar — just as we’ve done in this simple cherry tart. Your loved ones will think you’re a kitchen goddess. The [...]
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  • AMA Calls for Two-Year ICD-10 Grace Period If It Can’t Stop the Train

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:52 pm
    (CHICAGO) – Following up on yesterday’s story (ICD-10: Stop This Freight Train ... Or At Least Install Seat Belts!), we can report that the American Medical Association House of Delegates today... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ICD-10: Stop This Freight Train ... Or At Least Install Seat Belts!

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    7 Jun 2015 | 8:37 pm
    (CHICAGO) -- Staring down the muzzle of the Oct. 1 mandatory deadline to implement the ICD-10 coding system, the American Medical Association House of Delegates searched for multiple ways to help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sue Bailey, MD, Elected Speaker of AMA House of Delegates

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    (CHICAGO) -- With an uncontested race, the outcome was all but certain ... but the celebration was real. After a four-year stint in the No. 2 spot, Fort Worth allergist Sue Bailey, MD, today won... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Failure to Address Physician ICD-10 Concerns, Misalignment of Federal Health IT Priorities are Strategic Blunders

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This article was originally published in Digitized Medicine on May 18, 2015. Reprinted with permission. Texas Representative Ted Poe has introduced H.R. 2126, the Cutting Costly Codes Act of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • TMA Endorses Medicare Reform Bill

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
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  • How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA A healthy lifestyle is all about the small steps or actions that we take because it can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Watch as Barbara Ficarra talks about simple lifestyle tips you can do every day to live a healthier and happy life. From mastering the moment, to getting the right amount of sleep to expressing gratitude and kindness, and keeping your thoughts positive; Barbara dishes with Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour on CT Style-WTNH News. How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle with Barbara Ficarra Guest Lifestyle Expert on CT…
  • Media-TV: Barbara Ficarra Discusses 5 Healthy Ways to Help Boost Happiness on WTNH News 8 – CT Style

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Media:  On-Camera – TV  WTNH NEWS 8 – CT STYLE I was thrilled to join hosts Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour at WTNH News 8 on CT Style to discuss 5 healthy ways to help boost happiness. (Clip coming soon.) Update: Watch here. Ryan Kristafer, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, Teresa Dufour Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch • Visit Healthin30  • Follow Barbara on Twitter • Like Healthin30  | Like Barbara Ficarra • Become a Fan and Like Barbara on The Huffington…
  • 5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Here are five simple ways to help boost your happiness right now. 1. Master the moment with wonderment and enthusiasm. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates With mindfulness, relish and enjoy the simple things with wonderment and enthusiasm. Whether it’s laughing with your family and friends, feeling sand on your feet, listening to the rain, running a 5k, walking in the park, cooking your favorite meal, throwing a Frisbee, playing with your puppy (or other favorite pet), reading a new book, hiking a new trail, organizing…
  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA It’s an exciting time in health care today. The health care landscape is rapidly changing and digital technology has transformed the way we communicate, interact and search for health information. Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few, are powerful and phenomenal platforms to educate the public, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate and engage in conversations. Social media platforms gives a voice to consumers. Pew Research Center reports 87% of U.S. adults use the Internet and 72% of Internet users say they…
  • World Health Day: How to Keep Food Safe

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA WHO: #WorldHealthDay, April 7, 2015, Food Safety-the Global View “Everyone, everywhere needs safe food, free from microbes, viruses and chemicals. But globalization means the food you are eating today may have come from the other side of the world…we all have a role to make food safe – from farm to plate.”-WHO How to Keep Food Safe Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Refrigerator Strategies: Keeping Food Safe In addition to keeping the temperature in your fridge at 40 °F, you can take additional steps to make sure your…
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  • These foods control your fat burning hormones

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    In a new study of weight loss super-achievers, European researchers found that eating non-allergenic foods was a SECRET to long lasting weight loss. Another study found that the way you cook your vegetables affects your thyroid, controls your fat burning hormones, and speeds up your metabolism. That just goes to show you how important your diet is, for both health and fat loss
  • Wacky Sleep and Fun Workout in Toronto

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    Wackity-whack, summertime's back. And so is ol' Craiggy. He's back in Toronto and just had a whacked night of sleep (or almost no sleep). Here's what happened.Friday night I had dinner with a young entrepreneur that had previously attended one of our www.Blacksmithcamp.com seminars. It's amazing what these kids are doing. This guy owns a few bitcoin bank machines in Toronto and has already sold
  • This Nutrition Program Fixes Your Trouble Spots

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    You've probably heard it a million times. Things like stress, dieting, and lack of sleep can lead to massive increases in cortisol levels, which can make you gain belly fat at a much faster rate than normal. Enter: HSD (11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-1) This is an enzyme that "turns on" cortisol within your fat cells causing you to store fat
  • Bench Near Blowout in Denver

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    Funny thing happened in the gym today. I always like to set a personal best, and I have about a dozen exercises that have records, from Farmer Walks to Squats to Trap Bar Deadlifts to Bench Press and Pullups. Today I decided to go for a pull-up record and that almost resulted in a hamstring or knee blowout. Let me explain.I was so focused on the exercise and hitting my record that I let go
  • How to Fix Lower Bark Pain by Bally the Dog

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Woof, woof, ol' Bally the Dog here with an important story to bark to you. It's about my poor ol' Grandma Ballantyne. She takes care of me out on the Ballantyne Farm these days, because my human, ol' CB, is always traveling. He's out in Denver today but Grandma and I are enjoying a nice sunny day working out in the garden. Now here's the problem. If you've ever had a garden, you
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    Best Allergy Sites » Best Allergy Sites | Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Downtown Disney

  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Downtown Disney

    Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    My family had the pleasure of visiting Erin McKenna’s Bakery in Downtown Disney last month. Every single item on the menu is gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, dairy-free and egg-free. It’s mainly
  • Kyle Dine & Friends Food Allergy Video

    Editor
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:32 pm
    It’s almost here … a video that can teach all children about allergies, understanding differences, inclusiveness, empathy and keeping a safe school. Kyle Dine, a musician, educator and entertainer held
  • Top 5 peanut-free, tree nut-free and gluten-free spreads

    Editor
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:11 pm
    One of my favorite foods growing up was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or “PB&J” as it’s more commonly known. In college, PB&J was my favorite comfort food, and I’d
  • Blessed Little Family

    Editor
    28 May 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Featured Food Allergy Blog: Blessed Little Family, blessedlittlefamily.wordpress.com Name of Blogger: Ellie Author Bio: My name is Ellie. I’m a wife and mother. I married the man of my dreams (the Huzz)
  • Southwest Airlines

    Editor
    24 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    We flew Southwest Airlines for the first time last week. It was a family vacation, so my husband and I were traveling with our 2 young children, one of which
 
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Why The Affordable Care Act Isn't 'Here to Stay'­­­­--In One Picture

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    Why is Obamacare still so unpopular? Why aren’t the working class and middle-class signing up for it? Why is the Obamacare population sicker and causing so many big rate increases a year earlier than expected? Is Obamacare financially sustainable in its present form? Is it politically sustainable as it is? Here is one picture that tells you just about everything you need to know to
  • The King V. Burwell Decision

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    First, as any of us who know the market can appreciate, the Court just saved the Republicans from themselves. They were in no way ready to avoid the crisis that would have engulfed the individual market––half of those people on the exchange who would have lost their subsidies and the other half off-exchange that would have seen 30% to 50% rate increases––on top of the big increases already
  • The Republican Proposals to Extend the Obamacare Subsidies If the Supreme Court Ends Them Would Create a Huge Market Mess

    18 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    While both the House and Senate plans would create a means for people to continue to be covered in the wake of any Supreme Court finding that ended the subsidies in the federally run states, what we so far know about these proposals is clearly unworkable in the market and would lead to very big and unfortunate unintended consequences. See my post at Forbes
  • Why Are the Proposed 2016 Obamacare Rate Increases So Large?

    10 Jun 2015 | 10:41 am
    Why The Big Obamacare Rate Increases Have Begun a Year Early? One state after another is reporting big Obamacare rate increases––particularly from many high market share health insurers who have the best claim data. Where are the rates going up and by how much? Will regulators cut these rate increases back as they often did last year? What is causing this a full year before the insurance
  • The Eye Popping 2016 Obamacare Rate Increases Are Out

    1 Jun 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The Big Rate Increases Are Coming a Year Early The Obama administration has posted the 2016 rate increases in excess of 10% that the Obamacare health plans are requesting. There are a lot of them. All of the federally run states have been posted and some for the state exchanges as well. Both California and New York do not have their rates on this site yet. Some will quickly argue that many
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

    David Harlow
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    I recently hosted a Google Hangout on Air entitled Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd? (presented by The Harlow Group LLC in association with The Society for Participatory Medicine). I spoke with Niam Yaraghi (Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution) and Casey Quinlan (Mighty Casey Media) following their interesting back-and-forth online on the question of whether and how patient reviews of physicians can add value. Please take a look at the posts that preceded the hangout. Here are the initial post and reaction: Niam’s post and Casey’s post – as…
  • Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You

    David Harlow
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    Thank you to PatientPrompt for hosting a webinar I gave last week entitled Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You. In case you missed the webinar, here are my slides: Appointment Reminders, Patient Marketing, HIPAA and You from David Harlow You should also check out Colin Hung’s livetweeting of the presentation, and a guest post I wrote in the days before the webinar, Health Care Marketing Communications in the Face of HIPAA. If you contact the good people at PatientPrompt they will be able to hook you up with a recording of the webinar and some other goodies. David…
  • Join Us for Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd?

    David Harlow
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd? Google Hangout On Air with Niam Yaraghi and Casey Quinlan Wed, Jun 24, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET Presented in association with The Society for Participatory Medicine. I am hosting a conversation with Niam Yaraghi (Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution) and Casey Quinlan (Mighty Casey Media) following their interesting back-and-forth online on the question of whether and how patient reviews of physicians can add value. We will consider the old saw that healthcare is unique and can’t be dealt with in the same…
  • Outsourced Chronic Care Management Services Can Help Physicians and Patients

    David Harlow
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    A version of this post first appeared on the blog of a client, Flow Health Inc. I co-authored it with Robert Rowley, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Flow Health. Health care services are not uniformly delivered in a coordinated manner in this country. Most people do not have health care providers who are part of IDNs, do not have care coordination baked into their experience of the health care system. Even folks those who receive their care from providers within a closely coordinated system, where everyone is on a single EHR platform and can share chart notes, referrals and other…
  • N of 1 – Reflections on Extracting Knowledge from Data

    David Harlow
    18 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    I was privileged to participate in last week’s Quantified Self Public Health symposium, where one of the threads of conversation focused on teasing strategies for generalizable improvements in health status out of the data collected by quantified selfers. Over time, there has existed significant tension between the prevalent use of the randomized clinical trial as the gold standard for medical research and the value of N of 1 studies, the measurement and examination of cause and effect in a population of one. Clearly, “N of 1″ studies have been responsible for numerous…
 
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    InsureBlog

  • Obamacrushed! Ohio Small Employers to See Huge Premium Increases in 2016

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Remember when Obama said that all the haters of his "Signature Achievement" were telling "tall tales" including one that Obamacare was going to increase premiums for small businesses? Then he had his minions at HHS create transitional relief for two years. Well, as two years of delayed Obamacare begins to sunset it appears that these "tall tales" are actually the truth! (Shocking right?)A survey by the Ohio Association of Health Underwriters and subsequent Federalist article that was just published shows how significant these premium increases are going to be. Be sure…
  • Lies, all lies

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Point:"Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected."Counterpoint:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Let's be careful out there...

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    [Hat Tip: III]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Beaver $tate Bucks

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Regular readers may recall the Oregon health insurance Exchange as a spectacular failure:"Things haven't gone so well in Oregon, however, where authorities have spent over $300,000,000 (that's 300 million dollars) to sign up ... well:"...not even one person has yet to enroll online"Things got a little better, but eventually the state decided to pull the plug altogether. And yet, questions linger:"A key House oversight panel is demanding ... all documents related to the failed Cover Oregon health care information exchange, which was abandoned last year after the state spent an estimated $300…
  • Yes, We Have Your Money

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    But we haven't posted it yet so you don't have coverage.This is essentially what United Healthcare told Reynaldo Tamez.Diagnosed with aplastic anemia, Tamez needs a hip transplant. UHC is not disputing the necessity of the transplant. But until they post his premium he doesn't have coverage.The trouble began with a letter Tamez received on June 3, which stated he was not current with insurance payment.The family called the insurance company, United Healthcare, and they told them that the payment was received, but it was not posted.After weeks went by, Tamez called the company again. United…
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    Health Business Blog

  • Partners closes Lynn’s hospital. I’m quoted

    dewe67
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Partners is following through on a plan to consolidate its North Shore operations into Salem Medical Center, a move that will result in the closure of Union Hospital in Lynn, 6 miles away. I’m quoted in the Boston Globe (Partners to close Union Hospital in Lynn). Here’s what I had to say: David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group in Boston, said Union’s closing is hardly surprising, since many community hospitals –particularly those that treat high numbers of low-income patients and rely on government reimbursements– are struggling financially. He…
  • King v. Burwell: A frivolous lawsuit

    dewe67
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    What do you think will happen to Obamacare if I press this button? Some are surprised that Chief Justice John Roberts came out so strongly for the government in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit that aimed to bar insurance subsidies from Obamacare exchanges run by the federal government. I’m not a lawyer or Supreme Court scholar but to me Roberts’ stance isn’t surprising at all. King v. Burwell was a joke –an exemplar of the type of “frivolous lawsuit” some on the right are so fond of citing. Roberts wants the Court to be taken seriously both now and in…
  • Long term care insights from a long term friend or Yes Virginia, there is a role for LTCi

    dewe67
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:28 am
    I wrote my blog post about long term care insurance in reaction to what I thought was a foolish, ivory tower-induced article in the Wall Street Journal, which blamed the unpopularity of long term care insurance on “narrow framing.” Narrow framing is certainly an issue in consumer financial decisions, but with long term care insurance the problem is the products themselves aren’t very attractive. In particular I’m looking for a plan to cover catastrophic expenses in case I end up in a nursing home for a decade or more. I can pay the first few years myself and want…
  • Primary care prognosis: Is it really so grim?

    dewe67
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    Is it really that bad? A lengthy front-page Boston Globe article (Precarious future for primary care) includes some of the usual laments: The shortage of primary care physicians is bad and getting worse Primary care docs don’t make enough money compared to specialists Student loan burdens discourage a career in primary care Medical schools implicitly discourage the best students from going into primary care There is some truth in the above, but the article misses other significant problems with primary care and fails to note factors that I think may lead to a resurgence of primary care over…
  • Long term care insurance –perspectives from InsureBlog

    dewe67
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    Hank Stern from InsureBlog has been known to keep me honest on insurance topics, so after I went off about long term care insurance earlier this week, I asked him to let me know if I was out of line. Good friend that he is he responded by writing not just one but two posts on the topic. The first post –about the WSJ article that annoyed me in the first place- is posted today. The next –responding to issues I raised in my post– is forthcoming. While acknowledging that some of the basic info in the article is accurate, Hank also has a bone to pick with the authors.
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    The Population Health Blog

  • The Potential of Community Health Workers (CHWs)

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    He was among the highest.Utilizers of healthcare services, that is.  I had the pleasure of talking to a physician who is leading a group of community health workers (CHWs) assigned to taking care of dozens of patients like this.  Burdened by decades of multiple chronic conditions, patients like him are typically struggling with myriad complications of chronic illness, side effects from numerous medications, mental illness, extreme poverty and homelessness.  The result is an endless cycle of emergency room visits, admissions, discharges and more emergency room visits.According…
  • Apps Will Astonish

    22 Jun 2015 | 6:04 pm
    "Now this is meaningful use!"In case you think the future for healthcare apps will be characterized by health information technology (HIT) "dead zones" of free downloads, fun gadgetry and vacuous consumerism with nothing to show for it, you should take a look at  this article appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Systems.  If authors Kenneth Mandl, Joshua Mandel and Isaac Kohane are even half right, "apps" could truly revolutionize HIT.  They argue that a superimposed "apps layer" ecosystem will demolish the "walled gardens" of EHRs and allow for true…
  • Are Some Physicians Stockholm Syndrome Victims?

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A hostage sides with hercaptors in a bank hold-upYears ago, when the Population Health Blog was the staff physician supervising an overworked inpatient consult service, its team of residents was asked by a surgeon to evaluate abnormal kidney function tests on one of her patients. After quickly surmising that the cause was a simple case of easily-corrected dehydration, the residents complained that the surgeon should have spotted the diagnosis. As a result, they said, this was a waste of their time."Not so!" said the PHB. It pointed out that the resident's medical knowledge was so…
  • The Myriad Ways of Strategy and Population Health for Governance Boards and Health Care Leaders

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    What's it take to be a "luminary?"As healthcare organization leaders grapple with health reform's uncertainties, a common refrain is importance of "strategy".It's no longer enough to maximize revenue, increase patient throughput, lower costs, manage debt, embrace financial risk, optimize FTEs, assure compliance or strengthen the balance sheet. While those present management and fiduciary functions are still critical, governance boards and c-suite executives in both purchaser and provider organizations also have to make bets about the future. For example, if healthcare inflation accelerates,…
  • "Generative" Health Care Leadership, Governance and Boards of Directors

    27 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    Time to get "generative!"Thanks to bout of troublesome weather, the Population Health Blog has been stranded somewhere in the U.S. air-travel network. Undaunted by bitter loss of an upgrade and the prospect of a late arrival, it bravely used the down time to dig into the highly interesting book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards by Richard P. Chait, William Ryan, and Barbara Taylor.While written for "nonprofit board members," the PHB believes the insights are applicable to just about any board of directors or other leadership group of an…
 
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • MIT Platform Strategy Summit, Boston, July 10

    Vince Kuraitis
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Healthcare has been a laggard in adopting platforms… …but that’s rapidly changing. In fact, I’ll suggest that healthcare will become the PINNACLE platform industry. Why? Many value propositions are very strong — literally “life-or-death”. Acute and episodic care has focused on relatively discrete, time-limited events; the emerging model of chronic care and population health requires ongoing collaboration among care providers and patients. Many of the value propositions of digital health are dependent upon development of interoperable platforms. For…
  • ONC Report on Health Information Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT a Home Run

    Vince Kuraitis
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    A Stand Up Double By Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Last Friday ONC (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) released a long-awaited Report On Health Information Blocking. The ONC blog capsulizes the report: Health information blocking occurs when persons or entities knowingly and unreasonably interfere with the exchange or use of electronic health information. Our report examines the known extent of information blocking, provides criteria for identifying and distinguishing it from other barriers to interoperability, and describes steps the federal government…
  • Where’s the Evidence that Hoarding Data is a Good Business Strategy? [Snippet]

    Vince Kuraitis
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    Where’s the Evidence that Hoarding Data is a Good Business Strategy? Dear Hospital CIO/CEO, So you think that hoarding patient data is a good business strategy? …that it discourages patients from going to another hospital? So why is the marketing department buying billboards encouraging patients to switch for convenience? to save a few minutes?   Permalink: http://bit.ly/1yclLAV The post Where’s the Evidence that Hoarding Data is a Good Business Strategy? [Snippet] appeared first on e-CareManagement blog.
  • Hospitals’ Soft Underbelly: The Capital Conundrum [Snippet]

    Vince Kuraitis
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Hospitals’ Soft Underbelly: The Capital Conundrum Tax-exempt hospital systems without fortress balance sheets and top quartile operating performance will be capital constrained in the future healthcare economy, even if tax-exempt debt continues be cheap and accessible. Stating the obvious: operating a hospital is a capital intensive activity. Historically, hospitals have required about $1 of invested capital to generate $1 of hospital revenue. As hospital systems contemplate changing their facility-based fee-for-service models into health enterprise models responsible for…
  • 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…
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  • Proposed rate increases in Colorado: CO-OP up 21%, Kaiser up 2%

    Louise Norris
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The back-story Last September, when we wrote about the fact that the average individual rates increase in Colorado was less than one percent for 2015, we noted that the overall rate increase was astoundingly low – far lower than anything we’d seen during our time in this industry. And although it will be several more weeks […] The post Proposed rate increases in Colorado: CO-OP up 21%, Kaiser up 2% appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Is the King lawsuit an attempt to undermine the ACA?

    Louise Norris
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Along with many of my fellow health wonks, I was glued to my computer yesterday morning, waiting to see if today would be the day SCOTUS announced a decision in King v. Burwell.  They didn’t, so now we’ve got at least a few more days to wait (currently, the expectation is that the ruling will come […] The post Is the King lawsuit an attempt to undermine the ACA? appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Summertime! Health Wonk Review

    Louise Norris
    3 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Another school year has come to a close, it’s still daylight well into the evening these days here in the northern hemisphere, and I’ve got summer on the brain.  So welcome to the Summertime! edition of the Health Wonk Review!  Since King v. Burwell is on a lot of minds these days, I thought we’d […] The post Summertime! Health Wonk Review appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Health wonk reading for the Memorial Day weekend

    Louise Norris
    21 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Julie Ferguson did an outstanding job with this week’s Health Wonk Review, and it’s full of great articles from our favorite health wonks. A must-read is Charles Gaba’s excellent run-down on what you need to know about rate increase filings.  Gaba’s is the wizard behind ACAsignups.net, and he does an outstanding job of crunching up […] The post Health wonk reading for the Memorial Day weekend appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • The Luis Lang story – an update and my own thoughts

    Louise Norris
    17 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    Last week, Ann Doss Helms wrote an article for the Charlotte Observer about Luis Lang, a SC man with diabetes who will go blind if he doesn’t get eye surgery in the near future.  In a nutshell, Luis Lang is a Republican who opted to ignore the ACA’s individual mandate in 2014, and he also […] The post The Luis Lang story – an update and my own thoughts appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Confirmation Bias

    Jason Shafrin
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    HT: Incidental Economist.
  • Measles death in the US

    Jason Shafrin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Vox reports: We started 2015 with one of the worst measles outbreaks in recent history, which originated at Disneyland in California. And today, the US just recorded its first measles death in a dozen years. According to a news release from the Washington State health department, the (still unidentified) woman was probably exposed to the extremely contagious virus while at a medical facility during an outbreak in Clallam County. If you or your children haven’t gotten your MMR shot, get vaccinated. See this CDC chart for details.
  • Is Ebola back?

    Jason Shafrin
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Troubling news from Liberia. The BBC reports: A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, following the death of a teenager from the virus on Sunday, officials say. The country had been declared Ebola-free more than seven weeks ago. The new case was in Nedowein, the same village where the boy died, the ministry of information said. Liberia’s authorities quarantined the area after the teenager’s death and said his funeral was carried out safely. Liberia has recorded close to 5,000 lives lost to the virus.
  • Vermont Creating an All-Payer Claims Database?

    Jason Shafrin
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    A claims database from all health insurers would but a great resource for researchers. States also want to use these data, however, to negotiate better prices. The question is, can a state legally compel health insurers to disclose prices? That is what a court case from Vermont involves. The Incidental Economist writes: the Supreme Court this morning agreed to hear Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual, a case with significant implications for the states’ authority over the health-care sector. At issue in the case is whether Vermont can force health insurers—including employers that self-insure—to…
  • ACA and narrow networks

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:56 pm
    One way for insurers to reduce health care costs is to restrict patient access to only lower cost providers.  This phenomenon is known as narrow networks.  On the one hand, narrow networks can promote efficiency by driving down provider price and directing patients to the highest value physicians.  Alternatively, if insurers use narrow networks to direct patients to providers based solely on cost, the quality of care patients receive in narrow networks may decline. What share of silver plans in health insurance exchanges use narrow networks?  This is the question Polksy and Weiner…
 
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Peter Rousmaniere Takes On The Opioid Controversy And Offers A Prescription For The Future

    Tom Lynch
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    Work Comp Central has published We’re Beating Back Opioids – Now What? ,  written by columnist Peter Rousmaniere in cooperation with CompPharma, a consortium of workers’ compensation Pharmacy Benefit Managers. To say the Mr. Rousmaniere is a “workers’ compensation thought leader” is a little like saying Ted Williams was a pretty good baseball player. In this provocative analysis he expertly  chronicles the increasingly alarming rise in opioid usage to treat work injuries from the early 1990s through the first decade of this century, what he calls…
  • News Roundup: ACA, WC & Profitability, Pain, Opioids & More

    jferguson
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    The big news that’s dominated the week is the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act subsidies. NAIC’s statement on the ACA ruling sums things up well: “Uncertainty in insurance is not a good thing. The decision allows regulators, consumers and the industry a level of certainty that supports stability for insurance markets in our states. The NAIC will continue to support state insurance departments – as we have done since the passage of the ACA – and ensure consumers are protected, regardless of the type of exchange in any given state. There are still a number…
  • Exclusive Remedy wins: Safe in Florida … for now. Also upheld in DBA suit

    jferguson
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    The big workers comp news of the week: A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned a ruling that challenged the concept exclusive remedy: Appeals court tosses out key workers-comp ruling. Refresher: In the 2014 Florida case often referred to as the Padgett ruling, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Cueto ruled ruled workers compensation unconstitutional, commenting that state legislative reforms had weakened the law to a point where the remedy for employees was no longer sufficient to warrant the loss of their right to sue employers. But before exclusive remedy proponents…
  • Counting down to the Supremes with a fresh Health Wonk Review

    jferguson
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    If you have facial tics waiting for the Supreme Court to issue a ruling in King v. Burwell, we have just the antidote to get your health wonk fix. Journalist and blogger Tinker Ready has posted Kings, dogs and Burwells: The latest policy posts from the Health Wonk Review #HWR at Boston Health News. It’s a roundup from prominent health policy bloggers who submit their “best of” posts for the prior two weeks so it’s always an eclectic array of topics and issues. Check it out – there won’t be another issue until mid-July! By the way – are you following…
  • News Roundup: New must-read blog, opiate epidemic, nurses impact on claim costs & more more

    jferguson
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    We’re catching up on the news with a Friday roundup — but first and foremost, we issue a warm welcome to Dr. Jennifer Christian, who has a new blog. Here at Workers Comp Insider, we’re unabashed fans of Dr.C – we have no doubt that her blog will be one to follow. See her recent post: Why aren’t we saying and doing THESE THINGS about the ADA? Quest Data Shows Rise in Positive Test Rates for Workplace Illicit Drugs – Caroline McDonald, Risk Management Monitor: “Organizations in the United States that tested employees for drugs saw a 9.3% jump in the number…
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Bill Clinton, Paid to Speak to Biotech Conference, Extolled $1000 Pill to Prevent "Liver Rot," Despite Lack of Evidence that It Does

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    What were they thinking?Former President Clinton Talkes to Pharma and Biotech Executives In mid June, 2015, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that former US PresidentClinton was the keynote speaker at Klick Ideas Exchange, sponsored by Klick Health, a Toronto-based digital marketing agency, along with Veeva Systems and the Biotechnology Industry Organization. BIO, the Washington-based trade association, is holding its annual convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this week, attracting 15,000 people.For his troubles he was apparently paid, howeverhis foundation did not respond to a…
  • How Institutional Conflicts of Interest Exacerbate the Anechoic Effect - the Example of ASCO Fearing "Biting the Hand that Feeds You"

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    As we recently discussed (here, here, here and here), in May, 2015, the New England Journal of Medicine, arguably the world's foremost medical journal, published an editorial and a three-part commentary arguing that current concerns about the effects of financial conflicts of interest (COI) on health care are overblown(1-4).  On June 1, the Wall Street Journal published a report on the 2015 meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) that provided a vivid example of why these concerns should not be dismissed.Questioning Drug Prices at the ASCO MeetingThe main issue in the…
  • Childish, petty and vindictive: UPMC hospitals ban sale of Post-Gazette from their gift shops

    25 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
    Here's a new angle on how a healthcare organization might react to unfavorable press:Ban the sale of the newspaper in question from their territory:UPMC hospitals ban sale of Post-Gazette from their gift shopsJune 24, 2015 12:00 AMhttp://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2015/06/24/UPMC-hospitals-ban-sale-of-Post-Gazette-from-their-gift-shops/stories/201506240066By Steve Twedt / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSome UPMC hospitals are banning the Post-Gazette from sale in their gift shops, a move UPMC spokesman Paul Wood said was precipitated by “fairness issues” in the…
  • The US' Multinational Trade Negotiations - Trading Away Its Own and Other Countries' Current and Future Restraints on Drug Prices?

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:48 am
    Trade Agreements More about Deregulation than Trade International trade negotiations, especially their more technical aspects, seem far removed from health care and health policy, and unrelated to health care dysfunction.  However, it seems that such trade negotiations have become a back door route to affect health policy, especially national efforts to regulate health care intended to improve patients' and the public's health.   We recently discussed how current multinational trade negotiations seem to be more about changing regulation in favor of big corporations than broadly…
  • Challenging the meme that [yes, there are all these drastic flaws and problems - BUT] ... EHRs improve patient safety

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:10 am
    One of the most persistent memes in healthcare IT is that, for all their deficits, bugs, flaws, interferences in care, and so forth, these systems "improve patient safety."I find the meme remarkable. 37 medical societies can issue a complaint letter about how EHR systems interfere in care and pose patient risk (http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2015/01/meaningful-use-not-so-meaningul.html).  The Joint Commission can issue a detailed Sentinel Event Alert outlining the myriad ways that these systems "introduce new kinds of risks into an already complex health care environment where both…
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    Health in 30

  • How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA A healthy lifestyle is all about the small steps or actions that we take because it can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Watch as Barbara Ficarra talks about simple lifestyle tips you can do every day to live a healthier and happy life. From mastering the moment, to getting the right amount of sleep to expressing gratitude and kindness, and keeping your thoughts positive; Barbara dishes with Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour on CT Style-WTNH News. How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle with Barbara Ficarra Guest Lifestyle Expert on CT…
  • Media-TV: Barbara Ficarra Discusses 5 Healthy Ways to Help Boost Happiness on WTNH News 8 – CT Style

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Media:  On-Camera – TV  WTNH NEWS 8 – CT STYLE I was thrilled to join hosts Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour at WTNH News 8 on CT Style to discuss 5 healthy ways to help boost happiness. (Clip coming soon.) Update: Watch here. Ryan Kristafer, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, Teresa Dufour Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch • Visit Healthin30  • Follow Barbara on Twitter • Like Healthin30  | Like Barbara Ficarra • Become a Fan and Like Barbara on The Huffington…
  • 5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Here are five simple ways to help boost your happiness right now. 1. Master the moment with wonderment and enthusiasm. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates With mindfulness, relish and enjoy the simple things with wonderment and enthusiasm. Whether it’s laughing with your family and friends, feeling sand on your feet, listening to the rain, running a 5k, walking in the park, cooking your favorite meal, throwing a Frisbee, playing with your puppy (or other favorite pet), reading a new book, hiking a new trail, organizing…
  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA It’s an exciting time in health care today. The health care landscape is rapidly changing and digital technology has transformed the way we communicate, interact and search for health information. Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few, are powerful and phenomenal platforms to educate the public, raise awareness of health issues and collaborate and engage in conversations. Social media platforms gives a voice to consumers. Pew Research Center reports 87% of U.S. adults use the Internet and 72% of Internet users say they…
  • World Health Day: How to Keep Food Safe

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA WHO: #WorldHealthDay, April 7, 2015, Food Safety-the Global View “Everyone, everywhere needs safe food, free from microbes, viruses and chemicals. But globalization means the food you are eating today may have come from the other side of the world…we all have a role to make food safe – from farm to plate.”-WHO How to Keep Food Safe Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Refrigerator Strategies: Keeping Food Safe In addition to keeping the temperature in your fridge at 40 °F, you can take additional steps to make sure your…
 
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  • Infraredx - Medical Devices Industry is Transforming Sales Productivity

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Due to the fast-paced and demanding nature of the medical industry, physicians' schedules are busy, giving the reps very limited time to meet with them and even less time to curate content for those meetings.After implementing a mobile sales enablement solution, Infraredx sales reps no longer struggle to locate specific sales collateral right before a meeting and aren't required to bring any additional pieces of content to their sales conversations. They are confident that all important information lies within the platform. With all sales content in one centralized place, they are now able to…
  • Data-Driven Healthcare Organizations Use Big Data Analytics for Big Gains

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Healthcare organizations cannot improve what they cannot measure. The best way for organizations to ensure their long-term success is by leveraging data to:Gain a better understanding of actual costs and outcomesIdentify areas where they have the most to gain from improvements Rigorously track performance over timeRequest Free!
  • Using Analytics and Collaboration to Improve Healthcare Quality and Outcomes

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    As healthcare organizations attempt to enhance processes to improve care and outcomes, most will focus first on one of three core areas where collaboration and analytics can yield the greatest benefits: advancing patient safety, improving clinical outcomes and promoting wellness and disease management. This white paper discusses how organizations can benefit from implementing collaboration and analytics processes in the three core areas, how healthcare organizations are successfully using collaboration and analytics to improve outcomes and value, and the best way for organizations to achieve…
  • Leverage Expertise and Data to Improve Intensive Care Medicine

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The impact of streaming analytics in healthcare cannot be overestimated; it has the potential to fundamentally change the way intensive care medicine is practiced, improving both efficiency and patient outcomes.Request Free!
  • Successful Healthcare Analytics Begin with the Right Data Blueprint

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    To address regulatory and market pressures, healthcare provider organizations must look for ways to build more sustainable healthcare systems that control costs, boost operating margins, grow market share, improve care collaboration and outcomes, and flexibly respond to changing conditions. In the long term, analytics systems can provide organizations with the comprehensive understanding of operational and clinical processes and costs they will need to improve financial, administrative and clinical decision making, increase operational efficiency, improve patient safety and care quality, and…
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Q&A: What Do I Need to Know About UV Safety?

    Lauren Kroll
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    July is UV Safety Month. As we’ve reached the summer solstice, it’s important to be aware of the harmful UV rays that are currently at their peak. Understanding what UV rays are, why they can be dangerous, and how to protect yourself is the best way you can keep your skin healthy (and your eyes […]
  • Skin Cancer Risk Across the U.S.

    Lauren Kroll
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    It’s a fact: Skin cancer rates are rising around the world. That may sound surprising, knowing that we are now more educated than past generations about the harm UV rays can cause to our bodies. But, even with increased education, the prevalence of sunburns continues to go up. Barely one third of Americans wear sunscreen when going […]
  • Q+A with Dr. Larry Maxwell: Gynecologic Cancers

    Lauren Kroll
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    1. What are the GYN cancers and why are they so hard to diagnose? Gynecologic cancers, sometimes referred to as cancers “below the belt,” include uterine (endometrial), cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar. These cancers are extremely difficult to diagnose since most women don’t recognize the symptoms. By the time it’s detected, the disease is already […]
  • Men’s Health Month: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices

    Lauren Kroll
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    It’s Men’s Health Month so take charge of your body – what you put in it and how you take care of it. If you’re someone who barely thinks about their health, there’s no better time than now to start. We’ve isolated three areas of your health that you can focus on and make a change: […]
  • Prostate Cancer Guide

    Lauren Kroll
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. There are many factors that can contribute to developing prostate cancer, some avoidable others not. It’s important to know what you can do to help prevent it, as well as what the symptoms are. If you are aware of the symptoms, it’s likely you can catch the […]
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    Better Health

  • Newly Minted Doctors Begin Their First Jobs In July: Should You Be Afraid?

    Dr. Val Jones
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Photo By Danny Kim The short answer, in my opinion, is yes. The long answer is slightly more nuanced.  As it turns out, studies suggest that one’s relative risk of death is increased in teaching hospitals by about 4-12% in July. That likely represents a small, but significant uptick in avoidable errors. It has been very difficult to quantify and document error rates related to inexperience. Intuitively we all know that professionals get better at what they do with time and practice… but how bad are doctors when they start out? Probably not equally so… and just as time is…
  • Cartoon: Exposure Therapy For Dogs With Anxiety Disorders

    Dr. Val Jones
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
  • Why In-Person Visits Will Always Be The Foundation Of Quality Healthcare

    Dr. Val Jones
    26 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    In a recent Forbes editorial, conservative commentator John Goodman argues that the Texas Medical Board is sending the state back to “the middle ages” because they are trying to limit the practice of medicine in the absence of a face-to-face, doctor-patient relationship. He believes that telemedicine should have an unfettered role in healthcare – diagnosis and treatment should be available to anyone who wishes to share their medical record with a physician via phone. This improves access, saves money, and is the way of the future, he argues. He is right that it costs less to…
  • Cartoon: Why Are Hospitals So Noisy?

    Dr. Val Jones
    22 May 2015 | 8:43 am
  • Why Physicians Must Not Skimp On The Physical Exam

    Dr. Val Jones
    20 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    Like most physicians, I feel extremely rushed during the course of my work day. And every day I am tempted to cut corners to get my documentation done. The “if you didn’t document it, it didn’t happen” mantra has been beaten into us, and we have become enslaved to the quantitative. It’s tempting to rush through physical exams, assuming that if there’s anything “really bad” going on with the patient, some lab test or imaging study will eventually uncover it. Just swoop in, listen to the anterior chest wall, ask if there’s any new pain, and…
 
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    Medgadget

  • Tiny Eye Implant Automatically Regulates Intraocular Pressure

    Editors
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    While measuring the intraocular pressure can help diagnose and track a number of health conditions (especially, glaucoma), there’s currently no existing method that can regulate the pressure within the eye. So while there are ways to delay the onset of serious symptoms, patients with certain eye conditions eventually suffer from an either too high or too low pressure within the eye.  Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsysems and Modular Solid State Technologies in Germany are now working on an implant that may be able to maintain the intraocular pressure…
  • Smart Mouthguard Detects, Prevents Grinding of Teeth

    Editors
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    People who grind their teeth due to medications, psychological stress, or some other reason oftentimes don’t even know that they’re doing it. Engineers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard that can detect when a patient grinds his teeth, issuing warnings to stop and letting their dentist know they have a problem. The device has a sensor within that detect the characteristic vibrations of teeth grinding against each other. A Bluetooth radio within the mouth guard can pair with a smartphone to send readings that can be reviewed later and sound alarms to…
  • UCLA Clinicians 3D Print Heart Models to Prepare for Transcatheter Valve Replacements (VIDEO)

    Editors
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Patients receiving transcatheter cardiac valve replacements tend to be more fragile than those getting open heart surgery. It is particularly important to place artificial valves accurately the first time to achieve optimal hemodynamic results, so clinicians at University of California Los Angeles are using patient CT and MRI scans to 3D print one-to-one model hearts and practice on them in preparation for procedures. The first case involves a patient with atypically large pulmonary arteries, making the surgical team unsure whether an artificial valve will fit and work well with his unique…
  • Scientists Turbo Charge Atomic Force Microscope to Watch Living Breast Cancer Cells

    Editors
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Changes in the physical properties of individual cells can point to how they’re developing and being influenced by varying chemical compounds and other conditions. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows researchers to measure the viscoelastic properties of individual cells, but this technique has been too slow and could only monitor small numbers of cells. Researchers at Purdue University have unveiled a new technique that can harness just about any atomic force microscope to be able to watch the changing dynamics of large groups of live cells at high spatial and temporal resolutions.
  • Planmed Clarity 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Eliminates Blur in 3D Images

    Editors
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Planmed Oy (Helsinki, Finland) has launched its brand new Planmed Clarity 3D mammography system. The device features Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) technology that creates a volumetric 3D representation of the breast tissue. This allows radiologists to more readily spot suspect lesions within tissues of varying softness. Coupled with the firm’s patented Continuous Sync-and-Shoot approach, the system produces imaging nearly lacking of any motion blur and artifacts. This leads to high resolution, vivid images of various microstructures within the breast. Here’s an example of a…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Bedbugs - National Geographic video

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    An army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night:How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - The Home Depot video: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads http://buff.ly/1yf4ylWIs It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? http://buff.ly/10mSLae - Apparently, yes, it works.Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. http://buff.ly/10mTMzc…
  • Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

    28 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for…
  • How to combine exercise and diet in one acivity: Should hospitals teach patients how to grow vegetables?

    1 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Google has a vegetable gardenGoogle was doing it in 2007: In Growing our connection to food, Google explained they launched a mini-farm on campus with 300 self-watering containers. The correct name for the containers is sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) and they can be purchased commercially ($30) or made from plastic totes. Sports team has a mini-farmSan Francisco Giants have a mini-farm on their stadium growing kale, Swiss chard, lemon grass, sage and more. The garden—one of the first of its kind at an American sports stadium—comes as a bizarre sight to some fans who associate stadiums with…
  • Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    From this French study:Sociological studies have shown the link between humor and unconscious ideas that we have of the society in which we evolve. Researchers conducted a survey to answer the question: "What were the stereotypes of our medical profession that emerge from a transcript of jokes collected in a medical population?"Recruitment of the source population (doctors and medical students) was done through different personal and professional mailing lists, Twitter, Facebook, and medical press. The inclusion period was 6 weeks (from June 6 to July 14, 2013). Each physician recruited…
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    ScienceRoll

  • What Does The Theranos FDA Approval Mean?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford and founded Theranos in 2003. The company is based on an invention related to cheap and fast blood tests. It is said to require only a droplet of blood. I would be the... 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)
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:14 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!
  • Why Predicting The Future Of Medicine Is Hard – Video

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Science fiction movies sometimes show us a great future, but in medicine, they almost always make a huge mistake. There are 3 major reasons why predicting the future in medicine & healthcare is... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • A New Wearable For Water Safety

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    A new wearable is seeking crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Kingii is meant to help people who get in trouble in water and provide a sign that can be seen from a distance. It inflates, stays like that for... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The World’s Most Lifelike Robot Prosthetics

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    Nicky Ashwell was born without her right arm and now she got equipped with Steeper’s bebionic small hand. This seems to be one of the most sophisticated robotic prosthetics out there. For years,... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Health Affairs Event Reminder: Medicaid’s Evolving Delivery Systems

    Lucy Larner
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    As Medicaid marks its 50th year in existence, and enrollment surpasses 70 million people, the July 2015 issue of Health Affairs includes a collection of papers focused on how the program is shaped by and has reshaped care delivery. You are invited to join us on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at a forum featuring authors from the new issue at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Panels will cover primary care, complex populations, payment, and coverage. WHEN: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. – Noon WHERE: National Press Club 529 14th Street NW Washington, DC, 13th Floor Register Now!
  • Thirteen Ways Of Looking At King v. Burwell: A Virtual Symposium

    Rob Lott
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    In the week after the Supreme Court handed down its anxiously-awaited decision on King v. Burwell, Health Affairs Blog published a series of nine essays analyzing the justices’ opinions and considering the case’s potential long-term impact. From Tim Jost’s comprehensive review to Abigail Moncrieff’s reflection on the role played by an amicus brief that she drafted, each essay offers a different perspective on the arguments, the Affordable Care Act, and our broader health care system. Here, readers can browse all of the essays in one place: The Supreme Court Upholds Tax Credits In The…
  • The Argument That Wasn’t

    Abigail Moncrieff
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    Last Christmas, I spent a somewhat panicky inter-semester break writing an amicus brief for King v. Burwell. I was worried that five Supreme Court justices were going to be too tempted by the plaintiffs’ legalistic interpretation of Obamacare’s text, despite ample evidence beyond the text that Congress never intended to deprive citizens in 34 states of health insurance subsidies. In a seminar I taught at Boston University, one of my students had proposed a legalistic version of the common sense point that Congress could not possibly have intended the plaintiffs’ result—a legalistic…
  • Seven Big Ideas From Spotlight Health

    Rob Lott and Rachel Dolan
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    A few of us from Health Affairs were lucky enough to attend Spotlight Health at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Besides seeing Elmo, what were some of the most interesting takeaways? Here are just seven of the ideas that surprised us, impressed us, and even made us reexamine what we thought we already knew. 1. From What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction Predisposition to addiction is 50 percent hereditary, that is, determined by our genetics. Addiction is more influenced by genetics than many other conditions we tend to think of as running in our family, like high…
  • After King v. Burwell, A New Opportunity To Build On Early Success

    Kathleen Sebelius
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of blog posts by leaders in health and health care who participated in Spotlight Health from June 25-28, the opening segment of the Aspen Ideas Festival. This year’s theme was Smart Solutions to the World’s Toughest Challenges. Stayed tuned for more. On June 25, Chief Justice Roberts quoted Marbury v. Madison in writing for the six-judge majority that decided King v. Burwell, a challenge to the tax subsidies for millions of Americans’ health insurance payments. Roberts wrote “in a democracy, the power to make law rests with those…
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    KevinMD.com

  • The surprising reasons why you should feel sorry for doctors

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/admin" rel="tag">Admin</a>
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    Healthcare Not Fair is a web series taking a satirical look at our dysfunctional health system.  Taken from the perspective of the beleaguered physician, real-life internist Waqas Khan shows you why the American dream for physicians is threatened now, more than ever. (Warning: Explicit language.) Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • You can never be prepared for a diagnosis of breast cancer

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/toni-bernhard" rel="tag">Toni Bernhard, JD</a>
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    November of last year found me living as best I could with several health issues, the most debilitating of which stems from never having recovered from a serious viral infection in 2001. I’ve been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, a little understood and much-misunderstood illness. It keeps me virtually housebound. For the most part, I’ve made peace with feeling sick all the time. In fact, recently I’d been thinking that I could be OK with the prospect of spending the rest of my life with flu-like symptoms as my constant companions. Then, totally unexpectedly, I was diagnosed…
  • Mad Libs for medicine. Do you think you can use these?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/edwin-leap" rel="tag">Edwin Leap, MD</a>
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Do you remember Mad Libs from when you were a child? A story is filled with blanks, and as you fill them in with inappropriate and ridiculous words, you laugh until you can’t see straight. You laugh until you can’t breathe, and your parents beg you to stop! Let’s be children again. Share these with the nurses, and give the shift a little levity. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Telemedicine: Why professional concern shouldn’t be dismissed

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/steven-reidbord" rel="tag">Steven Reidbord, MD</a>
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The current state of telemedicine — that is, teleconferencing with a physician over one’s smartphone — worries many critics because it assumes patients can be evaluated without a physical exam.  The critics are right that those with a financial interest in “disrupting” health care typically minimize the trade-offs.  Convenience and lower cost are trumpeted, while risks of misdiagnosis and mismanagement are waved off.  The concerns of practicing physicians are dismissed as self-serving and illegitimate.  A common-sense standard of quality supplants…
  • Welcome to the meaningful use series! Who’s going to win, and why?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rob-lamberts" rel="tag">Rob Lamberts, MD</a>
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    “Welcome back health care fans!  I’m Dr. Rob.” “And I’m Dr. Rob’s evil twin.” “Good to see you again, Dr. Evil” “Nauseated, as always, to see you, Dr. Rob.  We’ve got a thrilling lineup in store for you tonight, as the Washington Senators take on the Mighty Docs in the third round of the meaningful use playoffs.” “Don’t you mean payoffs, evil twin?” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
 
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    James Clear

  • The Power of Placebo: This Is What Happens When You Believe You’re Taking Steroids

    James Clear
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Fifteen athletes were scattered around the room. Everyone was looking at Gideon Ariel. “We’re going to give you steroids,” he lied. It was 1972 and Ariel was conducting a study on athletic performance with his research partner William Saville. On this particular day, the two men were offering the athletes an interesting proposition. Ariel explained that the study would last for 11 weeks. The athletes would lift weights for the first 7 weeks and those who made the most improvement during that period would be rewarded with Dianabol, an anabolic steroid, for the final 4 weeks of training.
  • Two Harvard Professors Reveal One Reason Our Brains Love to Procrastinate

    James Clear
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Sometime around 2006, two Harvard professors began to study why we procrastinate. Why do we avoid doing the things we know we should do, even when it’s clear that they are good for us? To answer this question, the two professors — Todd Rogers and Max Bazerman — conducted a study where participants were asked whether they would agree to enroll in a savings plan that automatically placed two percent of their paycheck in a savings account. Nearly every participant agreed that saving money was a good idea, but their behavior said otherwise: One version of the question asked participants to…
  • How to Stop Procrastinating and Boost Your Willpower by Using “Temptation Bundling”

    James Clear
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Like many people, Katy Milkman knew she should be exercising more. But each day she left her job as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania feeling exhausted and drained. By the time she made it home, all she wanted to do was curl up on the couch and read a book or turn on her favorite TV show. On this particular day, she wanted to read The Hunger Games. That’s when she had an idea. What if she created a rule for herself? What if she was only allowed to read The Hunger Games when she went to the gym? Temptation Bundling “I struggle at the end of a long day to get myself to the…
  • Lessons From a Vexillonaire: Creativity, Simplicity, and the Carefully Constrained Life

    James Clear
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:41 pm
    The flag of Chicago is widely regarded as one of the best city flags in the United States, perhaps in the world. It is certainly one of the most popular. You’ll find the flag of Chicago printed on t-shirts and mugs, tattooed on local musicians, and flying along streets, over rivers, and above doors throughout the city. The flag has three white bars and two blue stripes. The white areas represent the three main sides of the city: North, West, and South. The blue stripes stand for the north and south branches of the Chicago River flowing into Lake Michigan. In the center of the flag, there…
  • Fast Growth is Overrated

    James Clear
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:12 pm
    We live in a world obsessed with what we do. What did you earn from your job last year? What place did your team finish in the standings? What trophy did you win? What award did you get? What measure of social status did you receive? In moderation, this focus on what is fine. I like getting results just as much as the next person. I like performing well. I like being on top of my game. Achievement can be a good thing. However, our obsessive focus on what we’re winning can also blind us from understanding how, precisely, people become winners. If you focus too much on the finish line,…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Lipstick: ABIM Announces Changes to MOC Program

    DrWes
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    A coordinated announcement between medical specialty societies and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) was made recently changing the American Board of Medical Specialty's (ABMS) trademarked Maintenance of Certification® program requirements (again) for select subspecialties in Internal Medicine. "Unanimously passed" by a group of well-meaning physicians in a new creation within the
  • Medical Board Re-Certification and the ABIM Financial Cover-up

    DrWes
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:46 am
    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.” ― Walter Scott, Marmion Integrity and trust in medicine are vital. What other profession is granted the awesome responsibility of caring for a fellow human's life? In what other field do people allow a stranger to listen to their most intimate secrets, examine their bodies, or care for people's most cherished possessions,
  • CMS Issues National Coverage Decision for Pacemakers Dangerous To Patients

    DrWes
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    Who needs the Independent Payment Advisory Board to limit indicated care for patients when you have the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)? Today I learned that CMS has issued a National Coverage Decision (NCD) for pacemakers effective 6 July 2015 that would restrict pacemaker implants to patients with "non-reversible symptomatic bradycardia" and require a so-called "KX" modifier
  • ABIM Fails to Disclose Lobbying Efforts

    DrWes
    31 May 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Shhhh. The public wasn't supposed to know. Neither was the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) most recent tax forms, they never participated in lobbying, nor spent money to do so. Yet, according to public record, it appears the ABIM most certainly did lobby Congress as a 501(c)(3) organization and has repeatedly failed to disclose
  • The ABIM, Its Finances, and the Great Collusion

    DrWes
    23 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Yesterday, Newsweek Pulitzer-prize finalist and reporter Kurt Eichenwald pulled back the curtain on the Great and Powerful Oz of medical credentialing, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) when he meticulously dissected the organization's most recent financials. In his piece, Eichenwald laid bare the "trickery," cronyism, and greed that has come to define the ABIM that has been led by
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    Summer Tomato

  • How to Detox Without Starving Yourself

    Darya Rose
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Robert Gourley Earlier this year my husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. If you were following along, you might remember that we didn’t get to have much of a honeymoon after our wedding since my book was scheduled to launch just four weeks later. (Yes, I regret these events being so close together. C’est la vie.) So for our first anniversary we felt we deserved a real break, a relaxing trip with no friends, family or even Toaster. We took five glorious days off and chilled on a beach in Mexico, making a point to spend more time in the spa than in…
  • The Healthstyle Struggles I’ve Faced Since Launching Summer Tomato

    Darya Rose
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by vanz I’ve always been very honest about the fact that I spent over a decade of my life struggling with food, health and body image. That getting to the place I am now was a process of trial and error. That I am not more gifted or special than anyone else trying to lose weight and get healthy, but that I have simply found a better method than the one we’ve been given by the dieting and health industries. Yet something strange happens when you have a successful blog or book. People look at you differently. They don’t see all the struggles and failures that you went…
  • Summer Vacation

    Darya Rose
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    Just a quick note to let you know that I’m going to take the next two weeks (maybe three if things get crazy) off of writing. I’m in Italy this week, then will be moving and getting settled in New York. Then there’s holidays and stuff. I’ll repost some of my favorite articles from the archive in the meantime, otherwise I’ll see you back here next month. Be well, Darya
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:18 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week trans fats get their comeuppance, Whole Foods makes a bold move on food labels, and the newest way to neglect your children. 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 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…
  • Foodist Approved: Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Tomatoes, Avocado, and Peaches

    Elyse Kopecky
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    shrimp skewers I did a little dance this week out of excitement as my husband and I got to eat our first cherry tomatoes of the season from our garden. Doing so inspired me to come up with a fun summer recipe for tomatoes besides my usual Caprese salad. These vibrant, Mexican-themed skewers threaded with cherry tomatoes, avocado, and peaches highlight the season’s best flavors. The shrimp pairs perfectly with the grilled, juicy fruit for a light summer dinner (yes, tomatoes and avocados are fruit). Whip together a creamy, sweet and spicy sauce for drizzling over the skewers by reserving…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • Dr. Jay Parkinson and his virtual health platform Sherpaa are...

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Dr. Jay Parkinson and his virtual health platform Sherpaa are quietly bringing telemedicine to the forefront of employers’ minds by providing meaningful health care with measurable results.Hey being on the cover is always exciting. Read up to understand more of what we do at Sherpaa. 
  • Thinking of you, Charleston.As always, I post this image any...

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Thinking of you, Charleston.As always, I post this image any time there is a mass shooting in America. Unfortunately, I should post this every day, given that over 50% of people shot by police in America have a diagnosed mental illness.
  • A new report out today says that 44,000 people in America die...

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    A new report out today says that 44,000 people in America die each year due to drug overdoses and 52% of those are due to prescription drug overdoses. Drugs, cars, and guns are the three biggies responsible for injuries being the leading cause of death in America for ages 1 to 44, causing nearly 193,000 deaths per year. Looking at the map, there’s an obvious correlation with a state’s average socioeconomic status and drug overdoses. It’s all about the social infrastructure that an increased standard of living enables.
  • Sherpaa is looking for a senior UX/UI designer

    29 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    Design has been at the core of Sherpaa since day one. And because of that, we’ve created an entirely new genre of healthcare delivery and fundamentally changed how doctors and patients communicate.When I started Sherpaa, I sat down and process-mapped my vision for the ideal healthcare experience from both and the patient and doctor perspective. That’s where we started. Then we built the technology to enable that ideal process while building a brand that we thought would prove we’re a new kind of healthcare. We don’t look, feel, or talk like anything else in healthcare. But we function…
  • Back in 1998, when I was a fourth year medical student at Penn State, I did a “rural medicine”...

    26 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Back in 1998, when I was a fourth year medical student at Penn State, I did a “rural medicine” rotation in Williamsburg, PA. The only thing keeping this town alive was an envelope factory. There were roughly 1,300 people living in the town composed of 98.4% white people making roughly $30,000 per year per household.My rotation was with the Williamsburg Family Practice run out of a large house in the main part of town. Just a few months prior to my arrival, the practice had been taken over by a thirty-something year old family practice doctor. I found out on my first day that the…
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    ScienceRoll

  • What Does The Theranos FDA Approval Mean?

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford and founded Theranos in 2003. The company is based on an invention related to cheap and fast blood tests. It is said to require only a droplet of blood. I would be the happiest person if it could work like they state but the company has refused to reveal details about the technology because of business secret. They already have available services though in Walgreens over the US. Now, out of nowhere, the FDA approved its Herpes virus test. As part of the approval, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company are also making public for the first time…
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:14 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…
  • Why Predicting The Future Of Medicine Is Hard – Video

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Science fiction movies sometimes show us a great future, but in medicine, they almost always make a huge mistake. There are 3 major reasons why predicting the future in medicine & healthcare is hard, if not impossible. Please do share what you think.
  • A New Wearable For Water Safety

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    A new wearable is seeking crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Kingii is meant to help people who get in trouble in water and provide a sign that can be seen from a distance. It inflates, stays like that for 48 hours, has a compass and a whistle. I don’t think it’s a bad idea. Let’s see how it goes.
  • The World’s Most Lifelike Robot Prosthetics

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    Nicky Ashwell was born without her right arm and now she got equipped with Steeper’s bebionic small hand. This seems to be one of the most sophisticated robotic prosthetics out there. For years, Touch Bionics has seemed to be in the forefront but now there are more competitors. First UK user receives world’s most lifelike bionic hand: Nicky Ashwell becomes first UK user Her bionic hand costs about $11,000 and has 337 mechanical parts and 14 precision grips. Its makers want to transform the lives of 3 million amputees. An excerpt from the article: “I realized that I had been making life…
 
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    annesamoilov.com

  • Ready To Make More Sales and Get Better Results For Your Clients? Figure this out.

    Anne Samoilov
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Am I the only one thinking about the way I work with people? Perhaps I’m the only one overthinking it, but I do like breaking down what happen naturally with my clients, in my classes, and even on impromptu calls with my mastermind buddies…and asking — is there a pattern here? Are we going through the same thing every week? Could we add an easy to explain framework to our products and service that will actually make it easier to sell, teach and help our customers get results?? Will creating a framework for a product or service help us differentiate ourselves–especially…
  • My #1 Secret To More Effective Planning

    Anne Samoilov
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you’ve ever heard, schedule it or it won’t happen (and laughed) – this is for you. I know many people (including myself) who have put things on the calendar, launches, new product ideas, upcoming promotions, webinars…and then they still didn’t happen. If you find yourself making big launch plans and not following through, then you might start feeling like planning is pointless. So you stop doing it. You decide to do things “organically” and by the seat of your pants. You’ll find out fast that this is also not the way to go. So how do we become better planners? If…
  • How To Create Your Own Online 30 Day Challenge & My #30DayBizCamp Photo Challenge

    Anne Samoilov
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    You know me – I love pulling back the curtain, not just after a project or launch is finished, but literally as I’m doing something, testing something. Breaking down the how-to do it is what I do best. So, today, I’m taking you behind the scenes of my own Instagram challenge, but decided I’d also help you create your plan for doing your own challenge. I’ve talked about delivering pre-launch content in a different way before. But today, we’re focusing in on the 30 Day Challenge. Here’s what we cover: The benefits to your business and your next launch of doing a…
  • Why Instagram Is So Important To Me & Reaching 1000 Followers

    Anne Samoilov
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you’re thinking about building your business or launching a new product, one of the first things you need to do is start connecting with your ideal customers to figure out what they need, want, and how you can help them with one or both of those types of challenges. Often that means building a community somewhere on social media, growing your email list, starting a blog…maybe creating a youtube channel. You are looking for the right channel to build your brand, allow people to get to know you…and the “best place” to do that isn’t the same for everyone.
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    Vitamin IMC

  • Marketing to millennials: mobile and multi-platform engagement rock

    Yijie Lu
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:49 am
    According to a study from Eventbrite, one in five millennials attended a music festival within the previous year. Remote participation is also increasingly important. In fact, one out of every four posts about music festival came from remote participation via live streams or other platforms, and 70 percent of people viewed music festivals remotely said that they were more likely to attend a future live event. Besides profiting from the wristbands, major music festivals create a myriad of other touchpoints for marketers to interact with millennial consumers. According to The Wall Street…
  • Internet of Things (IoT): What you need to know

    LuCinda Hohmann
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    A world based on the Internet of Things is upon us. There are extraordinary benefits to this world – but with them come questions and concerns. Here is what you need to know. What is the IoT? Imagine a world where potholes are fixed before anyone reports them, electricity is only distributed to your home when you need it, appliances turn themselves on and off depending on need, and heart attack victims are saved because changes in the heart’s rhythm are detected before the patient shows any signs. This is a world based on the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a phrase given to…
  • 3 Interactive Marketing Insights from WeChat’s Lunar New Year Campaign

    Yijie Lu
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    How WeChat redefined rituals in a digital multiplatform age Giving money in a red envelope to relatives and close friends is an ancient tradition that represents best wishes during the Chinese Lunar New Year. As traditional rituals are encountering new technology and digitalization, the Chinese messaging app WeChat redefined the “red envelope” by inventing a virtual red envelope feature that can be used in chat rooms. On the Lunar New Year’s Eve, WeChat recorded 1 billion virtual red envelope transactions and 11 billion real-time interactions with its appearance in the gift giving…
  • Why Amazon’s Android App Bundle Made Perfect Sense

    Isha Deodhar
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    In a bid to spread a bit of festive cheer during Christmas, Amazon offered, for two days, a free collection of paid apps and games valued at $220. “The Largest Free App of the Day Bundle Ever” was of particular interest to those of us who study customer engagement with brands on mobile devices. According to Amazon’s post-Christmas press release, “Nearly 60 percent of Amazon.com customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday season. Mobile shopping accelerated as customers got later into the shopping season.” Amazon’s offer was an ingenious strategy to ensure that…
  • #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…
 
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Father's Day and Aromatherapy for Men

    Wendy Robbins
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Aromatherapy for Men Aromatherapy is sometimes mistaken to be a women's only modality. The reality is that men are actively and prominently involved in all aspects of the field of aromatherapy. June is Men's Health Month, and tomorrow (Sunday) is...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to Reflect and Honor Memorial Day

    Wendy Robbins
    23 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to summer for those in the United States. It is also a special day to commemorate those that we have loved and lost including those that have served our country and community. Memorial...
  • Aromatherapy for Mother's Day

    Wendy Robbins
    9 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Mother's Day is intended to celebrate the efforts of all the mothers and the mother figures in our lives, and I'm wishing all mothers and children a beautiful and happily memorable Mother's Day! A wonderful blend to diffuse to celebrate...
  • Earth Day: April 22, 2015

    Wendy Robbins
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    "Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment." — From Wikipedia Our generation is causing a much more negative impact on the earth (and atmosphere) than all previous generations, and the harm we...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Spirituality: Easter and Passover

    Wendy Robbins
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    Diffusing essential oils with Biblical significance can be especially meaningful at this time. Regardless of your spiritual background, aromatherapy and essential oils can play a special part as you embark or continue on your spiritual journey. I welcome you to...
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    Mommy Makeover Surgeons

  • Breast augmentation

    Mommy Makeover Surgeon
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:59 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 in Baltimore…
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    fitnessover50.org

  • You May Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer

    Steve
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Social Security guidelines are becoming more stringent all the time. Many people have little understanding of them. When the time comes to apply for disability, they don’t know what to do, and they may unintentionally delay or destroy their chance of a successful verdict without adequate legal assistance. A competent law firm that specializes in disability law can be a tremendous asset for someone who has become disabled. Attorneys practicing in this area understand how the law works and applies to various situations. They can advise a client of his or her potential for winning a…
  • Benefits of Using Knee Sleeves

    Steve
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    If you are experiencing knee pain while working out then using rogue knee sleeves might help you in your quest to work out without experiencing any pain. Working out is an important part of many people’s day and having pain get in the way of a good workout is not a good thing. One doesn’t want to stop working out just because they are experiencing a bit of pain, but no one wants to work out while in pain. Working out is not only a fun activity to engage in, but it is also important to a persons health to continue to work out. But doing so while in pain can be nearly impossible,…
  • Five Easy Steps To Maintaining A Healthy Heart

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 12:18 pm
    Your heart is an amazing organ. It beats over 2.5 billion times during the average lifetime. However, sedentary living, stress and poor eating habits can take a toll on your heart’s health. That is why more people die from heart disease than any other health condition. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to keep your heart healthy. Below are some tips for keeping your heart healthy: Watch What You Eat The food that you eat could have a positive or negative effect on your heart’s health. A diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables will help keep your heart…
  • 5 Ways to Take a Moment in Your Hectic Schedule to Relax

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am
    The modern way of life is often hectic, so for your own sanity, it is important to find ways of decompressing throughout the day. Just a few minutes of relaxation here and there can do wonders for your overall outlook. Here are five ways that you can relax when the world seems to be closing in around you.   Take a Power Nap   This isn’t that easy to do in some circumstances, but if you have some degree of control over your work environment, you should try to schedule just a short nap at some point in your day. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, you can actually…
  • Three Ways to Relieve Back Pain

    Steve
    5 Nov 2013 | 6:07 am
    If you have ever suffered from back pain, you know that it is excruciating. No matter how you sit or lay down, any movement will send jolts of pain that radiates across the muscles and bones. Many people turn to painkillers and medications to mask the pain, but there are alternative methods to relieve back pain and get the mobility and flexibility returned. Stretching is a good way to relieve back pain. Slowly bend down and touch your toes and hold that position for ten breaths. This will loosen up the muscles and allow them to resettle back into their normal position. It works better if you…
 
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    GalTime

  • When You are Lonely In Your Marriage

    Katie Parsons
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When you get married, you are psyched for so many reasons. You are finally with your one-and-only, forever. You’ve got a partner in crime. It’s you and your spouse against the world. You’ve got each other’s backs, you’re best friends. Shall we go on? Oh, yeah. One more. You’ll never be lonely.  Uh, not so fast on that last one. Research shows marriage can be one of the largest sources of social stress. When expectations are not met within the union, it can lead to depression, resentment and, yes, loneliness. Researchers found that one or both…
  • Our Picks: Star-Spangled Fashion

    Carla Bellantonio
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    You want to look patriotic this Fourth of July, but who wants to look childish or, worse, cheesy when sporting the ol’ red, white and blue? Fear not, fellow fashionistas. Whether you’re headed to the beach or BBQ, parade or a fireworks extravaganza, you can strut your stuff in our fave finds: Stars and Stripes Forever Forever 21, $27.80 These American flag denim shorts are a must-have this Fourth of July. They are the perfect way to show some spirit and look cute doing it. If you’re going for a more casual and comfy look for the festivities, these shorts are the…
  • #WeighThis: How Do You Weigh Your Worth?

    Katie Parsons
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:13 am
    Brought to you by: We all know a scale can be frightening, and can alter how we see —-and present ourselves. A hefty number can make us less social, less secure….less— a lot of things. A Today/AOL study found that 60 percent of women and 78 percent of teen girls view their appearance in a negative light.  Lean Cuisine set out to change the conversation with its #WeighThis campaign. When women were asked what they really weigh by thinking about what is most important in their lives, they never brought up body image or physical…
  • 10 Best Summer Date Ideas

    Katie Parsons
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The great thing about dating in the summer is you don’t have to be limited to things you can do indoors. Even veteran couples can learn a thing or two about each other by heading out on an adventure together. “People really do start to have that delicious, expectant feeling about romance and dating around the same time each year,” said April Beyer, women’s dating advice expert. “So when the days begin to warm up, everyone starts to feel better about everything — not just matters related to dating.” As you make romantic plans for the summer…
  • How Social Media Gets People to #BeSocial IRL

    Katie Parsons
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Brought to you by    Sometimes social media gets a bad rap for closing people off from interacting IRL (in real life). Others say that social media has made relationships even stronger by allowing people to be “friends” even if distance and life have otherwise pulled them apart. No matter what side of the debate you’re on, there’s no argument that social media has changed the dynamics of relationships.    Jacqueline Whitmore is the founder and director of The Protocol School of Palm Beach. She believes that social media makes real-life interactions…
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    True Food Movement

  • Summer Entertaining Recipes

    Lisa Johnson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Phew, we’ve been busy! True Food Movement has had the honor to appear in several places around the web, and we didn’t want you to miss out on some awesome stories and recipes. We realized after the fact that they provide a lot of great ideas for summer entertaining. Summer Themes and Trends 5 Deliciously Healthy Summer Party Themes: This blog post is a roundup of fun summer party ideas and how to do them in a healthful way. Luau anyone? How about a clambake? Check the link to find out more ways to entertain. The Most Delicious Food Trends for Summer. We guest posted with Enell.com, (a…
  • Cucumber Pineapple Salad Recipe

    Lisa Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I bravely sampled everything at a huge, over-laden table during a cooking day at a recent Chef’s convention. My mouth was ricocheting between sweet, savory, indian spices, seafood, asian, it was a happy extravaganza of flavors. The one dish that stood out from all the others was this cucumber pineapple salad. I barely realized what I was tasting until the flavors forced me to pause and savor. So if you’re cooking with 300 chefs and this is the best dish you came across (among MANY fantastic dishes) you should share it with others! This refreshing recipe was developed by Mai…
  • 7 Ways to Increase Local Food Production

    Lisa Johnson
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr In Massachusetts, only 15 percent of the food consumed by residents is produced in the state. 15 percent! If there were a world food crisis (or just California turning into a dust bowl), we would be in serious trouble. The same is true for many states, particularly in the colder climates. How do we go about feeding locals in any climate? How do cities pile vegetable patches on top of its citizens? We have a few ideas: Reassess Land Use In Seattle, they’re planting edibles in city parks and opening them up to whoever would like to harvest the produce. Many municipalities are…
  • Cashew Salmon with Quinoa Tabouli

    Lisa Johnson
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a perfect dinner party entree. The flavors are different but won’t scare your guests, there’s a lot of texture and the flavors are amazing. We can see ourselves now, wine glass in hand, head tilted back in laughter, happy yum noises coming from our guests. It’s a perfect summer dish and you can easily grill the salmon outside if you prefer to keep the kitchen cool. Salmon Ingredients 16 ounces of salmon 2 cup of crushed cashews 4 teaspoons of avocado oil pepper for seasoning Directions Preheat the broiler Place the salmon on a piece of tinfoil and then on a broiler…
  • The History of Food Trucks

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Flickr These days food trucks run the gamut from “roach coaches” at construction sites to glam, shiny tricked-out coaches staffed by top chefs. But the history of food trucks begins way back in 1866 when a rancher had a problem. Charles Goodnight needed to move 2,000 head of steer from Texas to New Mexico through rough desert inhabited by hostile Indians. Preparing food for the workers on the eight-week cattle drive was a challenge. He took an old Studebaker wagon and retrofitted it with a kitchen, hired a cook and the rest is history.  The food needed to travel well, so…
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • New Close-Up View of Key Part of Ebola Virus Life Cycle

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals a key part of the Ebola virus life cycle at a higher resolution than ever before. The research sheds light on how Ebola virus assembles—and how researchers might stop the often-fatal infection. The new study, published online ahead of print today in the journal Cell Reports, builds on previous work in Saphire...
  • Muscle contraction may contribute to stroke damage

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    An investigation of blood flow network in the brain has revealed some surprising behavior of vessels during stroke, according to Yale researchers. The findings provide a new target for potential drugs to improve stroke outcome, said Jaime Grutzendler, associate professor of neurology and of neurobiology, and senior author of the study, which appeared online June 25 in the journal Neuron.
  • Study demonstrates how Huntington’s disease proteins spread from cell to cell

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    By identifying in spinal fluid how the characteristic mutant proteins of Huntington’s disease spread from cell to cell, UC Irvine scientists and colleagues have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the presence and proliferation of these neuron-damaging compounds – a discovery that may accelerate the development of new drugs to treat this incurable disease.
  • Promising New Drug Combo Offers Hope for People Battling Melanoma

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:17 am
    A recently published paper in the New England Journal of Medicine is about a promising new treatment for melanoma. The treatment Montaser Shaheen, MD, and his colleagues tested in the clinical trial caused tumors to shrink in 61 percent of the people treated. In another 22 percent, the tumors disappeared completely. Shaheen  ran the UNM Cancer Center’s portion of the clinical trial...
  • Adolescents uncertain about risks of marijuana, e-cigarettes, study finds

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Adolescents get clear messages about the harms of smoking cigarettes, but they receive conflicting or sparse information about marijuana and e-cigarettes, a study finds. A new study indicates that adolescents were confused about whether e-cigarettes are harmful. Teenagers are very familiar with the risks of smoking cigarettes, but are much less sure whether marijuana or e-cigarettes are...
 
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Dear Mark: Exercising (and Eating) in the Heat; Post-Antibiotics Gut Health Support

    Mark Sisson
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a pair of questions from you folks. First up, what with the crazy heat wave sweeping much of the planet, a reader writes in asking about the best way to eat and move in the heat. Should you cease all activity? Should you modify your normal movement patterns and eat and drink differently to keep the heat at bay? Read on to find out. Next, how should a person deal with and support the post-antibiotics gut biome? What can we do to mitigate the negative effects broad-spectrum antibiotics have on our gut bacteria? Let’s go: Hi…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 355

    Mark Sisson
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re starting another round of The 21-Day Transformation Challenge on the Vimify app, Monday, July 7th. Whether you’re new to the program, you want to recommit, or you just need a challenge, now’s the time! Research of the Week Statin use is linked to lower aggression in men and higher aggression in women. Taking magnesium during pregnancy had beneficial metabolic effects and improved pregnancy outcomes for Iranian women. Why don’t Amazonian hunter-gatherers in Ecuador develop myopia? It might be all the phytochemicals they consume. “Fitness foods” appear to cause…
  • Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Cherry Tomatoes (Plus Bonus Shopping Guide!)

    Guest
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a guest post from Diana Rodgers, the author of Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go, and The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food. Below is a recipe from her book using Primal Kitchen™ Mayo. In her book, you’ll also learn how to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and the herbs needed for this recipe yourself! If you don’t have a green thumb and prefer to buy your produce at a farmer’s market, check out Diana’s tips following the recipe about how you can save money and still eat great…
  • It’s Not About the Number, It’s About Feeling Good

    Guest
    3 Jul 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! As you know only too well, I’ve been meaning to write this story for the longest time but never got around to doing it, but I finally have so here goes! I have included two sets of pictures. The first two (below) are from before I started…
  • Health Check-Ups: How Important Are They, Really?

    Mark Sisson
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This past weekend’s “Link Love” highlighted an article called “Rethinking Movement: Why You Should See a Physical Therapist Every Year.” Arguing for a systemic approach to movement and a deeper appreciation for the interconnections among the body’s neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and even endocrine functioning, professor emerita of physical therapy, Dr. Shirley Sahrmann proposes that taking a more preemptive approach to movement (a.k.a. prehab) throughout life can head off injury, osteoarthritis, chronic pain as well as the common surgeries and other intensive or…
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    The SparkPeople Blog

  • Find the Blood Glucose Meter That's Right for You

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    To avoid becoming overwhelmed with all the different glucose meters out there, it might help to start with this simple criteria.
  • The Many Benefits of Honey

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    What is one food that was eaten thousands of years ago, is still eaten today in probably the exact same form, and is just as good for you today as it was then? Honey!
  • Jump Into July with a New Boot Camp Challenge!

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Get a jump-start on your fitness this July with a fun 7-day Facebook challenge!
  • 30 Days of Happy, Healthy Pets

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    You make sure you eat right and live a healthy lifestyle, so why shouldn't you do the same for your four-legged family members? Take our 30-day challenge just for pet lovers!
  • 9 Fun Family Fitness Activities

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Make a commitment to unleash your inner child and spend valuable quality time with those you love by trying these nine family-friendly activities.
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Understand Why

    George Diamond
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Understand Why Weight Loss Success Understand Why In order to lose weight you need to understand many whys. Why are you overweight? Why aren’t you losing it? Why are you afraid of starting? Why bother losing weight? Why should you care about it? IF you are honest with yourself and truly understand why, you can overcome what is holding you back from a thinner and healthier future. Having trouble losing weight? Check out my books at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats): Nibbles of Encouragement ~…
  • Shattered Dreams

    George Diamond
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Shattered Dreams Weight Loss Success I was listening to an old 80’s song the other day titled, “Shattered Dreams.” I had not heard this song in many years, however, this time a line in the song stuck in my head, “Woke up to reality and found the future not so bright.” Many years ago I looked in the mirror and thought that the future was not so bright with respect to my health. Although I was healthy, I saw the future. I saw painful joints, I saw high blood pressure, I saw…
  • Eat Breakfast to Jump Start Your Metabolism

    George Diamond
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Eat Breakfast to Jump Start Your Metabolism Weight Loss Success Eat Breakfast to Jump Start Your Metabolism When a person skips the first meal of one day, the body’s metabolism starts to slow down to conserve energy. Conversely, studies show that, people who eat breakfast regularly tend to lose or maintain weight. Additionally, people who eat breakfast regularly are more likely to exercise regularly. Therefore, if you want to lose weight, eat breakfast every morning. Having trouble losing weight?
  • We Fail Before We Start

    George Diamond
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond We Fail Before We Start Weight Loss Success We tell ourselves…. I can’t lose weight because I am too old. I can’t lose weight because it is hereditary. I don’t like to exercise. I like my beer or wine. When we tell ourselves these things, we fail before we even start. Having trouble losing weight? Check out my books at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats): Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/…
  • How to Overcome the Fear of Losing Weight

    George Diamond
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond How to Overcome the Fear of Losing Weight Weight Loss Success To overcome the fear of losing weight start by replacing one bad habit. Make it a small, simple, and easy habit. Replace it with a good habit, have success, get your confidence up, and go to your next habit. Losing weight does not have to be scary. Losing weight is not about starving yourself. Losing weight can be done gradually. The key is to have a plan on how you are going to do it. The key is to be consistent and persistent with that plan,…
 
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Alphabet Soup: The ‘L’ Words

    Cammy Chapel
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Alphabet Soup is a series of posts in which readers and I explore the words, concepts, and ideas that help on the path to weight loss/maintenance. Please join in with your insights! The letter L is a Very Big Deal for me, with respect to weight loss and to life in general. Lots of lessons learned in L-world. Love I’ve learned a lot about loving myself over the past few years, primarily that love of self shouldn’t be tied to eating healthy and exercising, and it can’t be tied to a size or a shape or weight or bmi or any other physical attribute. While I’m great with…
  • Review: Pivotal Living Fitness Tracker

    Cammy Chapel
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    It seems as though every third person I see is wearing some sort of fitness wristband these days. People seem to like them, or maybe they just like to be seen wearing them. I don’t know, but there’s no doubting that fitness trackers are popular. I confess to a mild curiosity about them, but not enough to plop down a fairly significant amount of cash. ::pause for moment of gratitude that I didn’t plop:: A few weeks ago I was offered an opportunity to review the Pivotal Living Fitness Tracker, a relatively new kid in the fitness tracking neighborhood. Among other things, this…
  • Getting the Boot

    Cammy Chapel
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Well, the verdict is on my foot woes. It’s not good, but it’s not as bad as it could be. Photo Credit Peroneal Subluxation. At least, that’s what I think the podiatrist said. He had a needle in the side of my foot at the time, and I was having a little trouble concentrating. Basically, my tendons are twisted up, and I have some inflammation caused by that. No fracture. No apparent tears or shredding. I’ll take that and count my blessings. The treatment, at this point: Yep, I got the boot. Worse, I got the boot for 6-8 weeks! I don’t know if I can do 6-8 weeks,…
  • Nekkid Bread (a.k.a. Knekkebrød)

    Cammy Chapel
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:28 pm
    With summer temps scheduled to arrive any day now, I’m really looking forward to my favorite summer meal: tuna salad and fresh, juicy tomatoes, served alongside some Wasa Crispbread. Bring it on! Last week I got creative and attempted to make my own crispbread. Wasa Crispbreads are my favorite, but they’re a little pricey for what you get, so I googled DIY Wasa and found a good place to start with Diary of Dinners’ Knekkebrød recipe. Knekkebrød, as it turns out, is a Scandinavian crispbread. I have no idea how to pronounce Knekkebrød, but in my head in sounds like…
  • On Distractions and Focus

    Cammy Chapel
    27 May 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Do you ever go to reach for something and at the last second you’re distracted or focus on something else, so you end up missing your target? You’re off a fraction to the right or to the left. Or maybe too high or too low. You get it on the second try–or maybe the third–but you do get what you’re after. That, in a nutshell, is how my life is rolling right now. I start out with a semi-determined day, get distracted somewhere along the way, and then play as much catch-up as I can. Some things get done; some things don’t. (Obviously, blogging isn’t…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

    Joyce
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    **Disclosure: GaiamTV sponsored post** As the days pass, I find myself reflecting on the value of time. In the past, I was always hurrying things up — bored and impatient. But as I reflect on my own personal hourglass, I’m conscious of the fact I have more sand in the bottom, and less left on top. I’m far from being an expert on meditating. I confess slowing down is a challenge for me. But when I overcome my need for speeding ahead, I find myself more joyful and fulfilled. It’s in the pause I’m able to push away the clutter and see what I couldn’t see…
  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled

    Joyce
    14 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    Photo taken on my favorite walk. Action expresses priorities. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Lately, I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot. It seems simple enough, right? You just do what you’ve set as a priority. Oh, if it were only that easy. This quote is a great reminder, but also overly simplistic. It’s like saying “Just pay your bills,” or “Just go to work,” or “Just stop eating crap.” Unfortunately, the hard things in life aren’t always as simple as a quote. What things might those be? Things like… -relationships -finances…
  • Mind Fitness: How I Find Peace and Balance Every Day

    Joyce
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    Have a thankful heart. Everyday when I wake up, I’m aware that waking up in itself is a gift. I often took this fact for granted in years past, but losing both my parents to cancer within two years rocked my world and shifted my perspective. We aren’t promised each day, so each day I’m given I now see as something valuable that can’t go to waste. Looking at life through a lens of gratitude has helped me start each day with focus and joy, which is the foundation of mind fitness. Pursue a passion. I have a love and passion for all things nature, more recently horses.
  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap

    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…
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    E2dietitian

  • Watermelon: An Athlete’s Top Fruit Choice

    e2dietitian
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Replenishes sweat loss, reduces inflammation and is cost effective.
  • Michigan Cherries

    e2dietitian
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:51 am
    Good for heart health, athletic performance and enhancing sleep.
  • How to Crack the Egg Shortage

    e2dietitian
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Breakfast protein alternatives and egg substitutes as the Avian Flu Virus creates shortages.
  • Recipe Analysis for Section 4205

    e2dietitian
    20 Jun 2015 | 11:10 am
    I can help your restaurant, grocery or food establishment meet the section 4205 bill requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The new menu labeling law will go into effect December 1, 2015 and now is the time to get your... Read More ›
  • Top Fruits and Vegetables to Nourish Your Heart

    e2dietitian
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:39 am
    If grocery stores organized their produce aisle based on your health needs, these would be in the heart section.
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Try These 7 Healthy Summer Drinks (All Under 150 Calories)

    BeWellBuzz
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:46 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Temperatures are climbing the charts, which means we’re all looking for a tasty (but healthy) thirst quencher. If that’s nowhere in sight, don’t despair! Yes, nice spring water is always the best answer, but if you want to bring some flavor, try one of these 7 healthy summer drinks recipes that are guaranteed to give you a light and refreshing pick-me-up with less calories and sugar. 1. Pineapple Coconut Water Taste the tropics with this light and refreshing pineapple coconut water made with a kick of ginger juice. The recipe calls for one teaspoon of honey,…
  • Living From The Inside Out

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Are negative “beliefs” from your childhood lurking in your subconscious mind and influencing your life without you even knowing it? Carl & Stephanie Symington said in their book “Getting Well Again” that “everyone participates in his or her health or illness at all times. It is not purely a physical problem but rather a problem of the whole person, which includes body, mind and emotions. It is about what is going on in a person’s life.”  That was an eye-opener for me. It was what was going on inside of my head. My inside…
  • 8 Powerful Health Benefits Of Schizandra Berry

    BeWellBuzz
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com For years, men and women in China have relied on the Schizandra berries to preserve their youth and beauty. Native to China and Japan, this fruit is also called wu wei zi, which means the fruit of the five flavors. Indeed, bite into a Schizandra berry and you will be assailed by flavors such as sweet, salty, bitter, hot and sour! All rolled into one marvelous little berry! Since the old ages, Chinese medical practitioners have recognized the diverse health benefits of Schizandra berries that put it on par with ginseng when it comes to offering vitality and numerous…
  • Grow Your Own Drugs – Part 1: Fruit

    BeWellBuzz
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Since the dawn of history, humans and animals have sought healing from plants. In the past it was common to grow your own drugs. Not so much these days, most popular curatives are compounded in laboratories, there are still vast numbers of commercial remedies whose major medicinal ingredients are derived from green herbs, trees, and shrubs. But you needn’t rely on store-bought products for botanically based medicine: Many of the most common and effective healing plants can be grown in your own healing garden, in a backyard as lovely as it is useful. Many…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Make Itch Sticks for Natural Bug Bite Itch Relief

    Andrea Butje
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    An itch stick with essential oils is effective, natural bug bite itch relief. Let’s say you forgot to make your summer batch of natural bug repellent. (I have a recipe for that here!) After you spend an evening outside with friends, you come back in covered in bites and spend the next few days trying not to scratch like crazy! Well, maybe you forgot your bug repellent, but at least you can make natural bug bite itch relief. The ingredients are: ½ oz (14 gm) beeswax (Cera alba) 1 oz (28 gm) coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) ½ oz (15 ml) jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis) 7 drops Lavender…
  • Make Natural Bug Repellent and Get Through Summer Bite-Free

    Andrea Butje
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    If bugs think you taste sweet, this natural bug repellent recipe is for you! Plants and bugs have a love-hate relationship. On one hand, plants need certain insects for pollination. On the other hand, some insects really cause the plant harm. Some plants are better than others at creating their own natural bug repellents. Like Citronella Java (Cymbopogon winterianus), which has a very distinctive, sharp scent. Patchouli oil from the leaves of the plant (Pogostemom cablin) is another plant oil that’s so good at keeping away pests that we can use its essential oil as an ingredient in natural…
  • Aromahead’s June Newsletter

    Andrea Butje
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    From Andrea: My Trip to Morocco A while back, I went to Morocco. I think my favorite part of the trip was taking photos to capture the incredible people, the spices, the food, and the color. It’s hard to convey the vibrant energy of Morocco in words, so I thought it would be fun to share some of these pictures with you. The buildings are works of art that surround you, with spacious rooms and intricate decoration. The culture is alive in the busy marketplace, which draws you in and fills your senses with sound, and with the aromatic scent of richly colored spices displayed around every…
  • How To Make Natural Beeswax Candles with Essential Oils

    Andrea Butje
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Making natural beeswax candles is one of my favorite hobbies! I make candles for myself, and for friends and family. They make wonderful gifts! I sometimes make more than I need, so I’ll have them on hand for events like birthdays and holidays . . . and a few in storage for me! Natural beeswax candles have no synthetic ingredients that can cause negative reactions, so they are great options for people with sensitivities. The ingredients and utensils I use are: A Pyrex measuring cup. A little jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis). I use this to “grease” the Pyrex measuring cup, so it’s…
  • Andrea’s Trip to Morocco

    Andrea Butje
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Morocco from Aromahead Institute A while back, I went to Morocco. I think my favorite part of the trip was taking photos to capture the incredible people, the spices, the food, and the color. It’s hard to convey the vibrant energy of Morocco in words, so I thought it would be fun to share some of these pictures with you. The buildings are works of art that surround you, with spacious rooms and intricate decoration. The culture is alive in the busy marketplace, which draws you in and fills your senses with sound, and with the aromatic scent of richly colored spices displayed around every…
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    Anti Aging Guide

  • The Realm Of Anti-Aging Products

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Anti-Aging Products The Realm Of Anti-Aging Products. Sagging, wrinkled and flawed skin mirrors your stay in this world. However, as you age, you want to revert the hands of time.  This is a fact of life. Age is as sweet as honey but as it evolves with time, it becomes a dreadful poison that nobody wants to take in more. Aging makes persons worry about their appearance and health. This is
  • Cosmetic Surgery Considerations For Anti Aging

    25 Jun 2014 | 8:48 am
    If you are thinking about cosmetic surgery for the best possible anti aging solutions for your needs, consider just who you are looking for.  There are several things that you should keep in mind when it comes to improving your body’s method to aging.  While cosmetic surgery may be the best choice for you, you should look at the emotional side of the coin as well.  There could be more to your
  • Do Anti Aging Products Work?

    23 Jun 2014 | 3:23 am
    You walk through the aisles of your favorite department store and see countless anti aging products.  They call out to you with promises of making you look the best you have since you were a teenager.  Many make promises that are anything but realistic and, unfortunately, many of them won’t work for you.  Yet, there are plenty that do have the ability to provide just what you are looking for:
  • A Great Anti Aging Technique: Get Enough Sleep!

    22 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    Do you get enough sleep?  If you are looking for an anti aging technique that will work for you, make sure you still get enough sleep in the process.  There is no doubt that your body is going to age as the years go on.  But, the amount of aging that is experienced in your physical appearance and health is something that can be controlled to some degree.  No matter what route you take to
  • Exercise And Anti Aging

    21 Jun 2014 | 3:21 am
    Exercise is commonly thought of a s a good thing, but when it comes to anti aging needs, it may be something you need to monitor.  By far you must include some forms of exercise in your regular day.  Yet, you shouldn’t include too much exercise either.  This limit is one that many individuals that are starting to see those aging signs need to pay closer attention to.  With a few guidance tools,
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Vision Loss and the Grieving Process

    Larry Lewis
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:35 am
    Vision Loss and the Grieving Process was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living This is not a short article but the information in vision loss and the grieving process is incredibly important for you to read if you are suffering from vision loss or any major loss. Are you feeling frightened or overwhelmed by a recent diagnosis of vision loss? Finding it all too much to accept and process your difficulties? Struggling to adjust to the frustration and stresses brought on by your condition? This is very normal. Dealing with sight loss tends to be similar to the reaction to bereavement in…
  • Create a Higher Self-Esteem

    Larry Lewis
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Create a Higher Self-Esteem was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha For those of you who talk yourself down, lacking in confidence and suffering in life because of it, today I want you to read this article to help you create a higher self-esteem. Do you feel empowered by feelings of self-confidence, or are you filled with limiting thoughts of self-doubt? Have you unintentionally placed invisible boundaries on what you are able to achieve fueled by your limiting beliefs, or do…
  • 8 Steps To Recovery From Ill Health

    Larry Lewis
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    8 Steps To Recovery From Ill Health was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living When we suffer from illness our world can seem to standstill, we struggle both physically and emotionally, and it is essential to find the steps to recovery from ill health as soon as possible. There is a high price to pay when illness strikes. The economic burden of ill health in the UK to the National Health Service in 2006–07 relating  to  poor diet was £5.8 billion. The cost of physical inactivity was £0.9 billion. Smoking cost £3.3 billion, alcohol cost £3.3 billion and obesity cost £5.1 billion.
  • Fulfil your Potential Before it’s too Late

    Larry Lewis
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:09 am
    Fulfil your Potential Before it’s too Late was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman What gets you going? What motivates you? What is your WHY? What inspires you to put in the effort required to do your very best every day? What’s your passion or spark? Every one of us has a principal message we want to share with the world and why it is important to us. This is your “what” and your “why”…
  • Were You Born To Be Something More

    Larry Lewis
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:01 am
    Were You Born To Be Something More was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living If you had a pair of binoculars through which you could look at your life and decide whether it gave you satisfaction or frustration, what would you see and would you be happy or sad? Many will see an image and then have the thought that they had once believed they were born to be something more. American Sniper Chris Kyle, a  US Navy Seal,  whose autobiography became a bestselling book and a Hollywood blockbuster movie said that he became a cowboy but had a strong feeling inside that he was born to be…
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    Elements4Health

  • Looking at the Causes of IBS

    Dana
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    A study in the aftermath of 2010 tap water contamination in the Belgian towns of Schelle and Hemiksem provides valuable insights into the cause of irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that can cause great discomfort as well as inconveniencing sufferers as they try to go about their everyday activities. A team comprised of scientists at VIB, KU Leuven and UZ Leuven has made significant progress in uncovering the connection between psychological factors and the immune system. Their findings are based on an investigation of a massive drinking water contamination incident in Belgium in 2010, and…
  • Improving Treatment for Schizophrenia

    Dana
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Left untreated, the disease can cause a significant loss in quality of life, including unemployment and estrangement from loved ones. But many people with schizophrenia can control the disorder and live without symptoms for several years if they consistently take prescribed antipsychotic medication, typically a daily pill. The problem is that many people don’t continue taking their medication once their symptoms improve. Now, a UCLA study has found that people who took a long-acting injectable form of risperidone — one given every two weeks — had a substantially lower risk…
  • Alzheimer’s Works Differently in Patients with Down Syndrome

    Dana
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    A new study may provide insight as to the best way to treat Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation — considered a key component of AD– is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD. People with Down syndrome have a third copy of Chromosome 21, and that chromosome is the same one responsible for the production of a molecule called amyloid precursor protein. Amyloid overproduction can…
  • Caring for a Pet Helps Children Learn to Manage Their Diabetes

    Dana
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Learning to care for a pet teaches a child about responsibility, which can be vital if the child also suffers from an illness that requires continual monitoring. UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child’s diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood glucose levels. “Teenagers are one of the most difficult patient populations to treat, mainly because of the many psychosocial factors associated with that stage of life,” said the study’s…
  • Electronic Health Records Can Improve Care for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

    Dana
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Chronic kidney disease can be difficult to treat, but experts have identified strategies for using electronic health records to improve care for this vulnerable population. The guidelines, which will appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), may help clinicians and hospitals better manage individual patients with chronic conditions and identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from different treatment strategies. Well-designed electronic health records (EHRs) can help clinicians monitor and care for patients with long-term…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Sunday: Sweet on Austin

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Zombie Sundae (with Chocolate-Chai and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream) from Sweet Ritual Austin Cream Pie Donut from Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich (with Chocolate Chip Cookies) from Moojo Currant Scone and Iced Chai Tea from The Steeping Room Chocolate-Dipped, Coconut-Covered Frozen Banana from Bananarchy Birthday Cake Cupcake (Strawberry Cake with Almond Whipped Topping) from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop Nada Moo Vanilla Chai Sundae, Ice Cream Social Hosted by Counter Culture Chocolate, Carrot, Lemon, Coconut, Cookie Dough, and Mint Chocolate Chip…
  • A Better Bistro

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    “Elevated cuisine” is not the bill of fare one might expect to come out of a shoe-box of a food trailer parked in the outskirts of east Austin, and yet Bistro Vonish seems determined to defy such preconceived notions. Redefining the category of fine dining through the lens of a classically trained vegan chef, Craig Vanis isn’t your ordinary line cook either. Propelled by a basic desire to feed others and express his creativity, his true inspirations are diverse, interwoven into the tangle of modern food politics and nutrition. “Food touches everyone, more than just…
  • Silent Sunday: Don’t Mess with Texas

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
  • Corn Porn

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    The simplest elements of a meal, those unassuming side dishes that are all too often overshadowed by flashier, more expensive, or more complex mains, serve up far more nuance than they’re given credit for. A perfect example of this is the humble ear of corn. As summer marches on and those golden yellow kernels swell larger, juicier, and sweeter underneath the hot sun, truly sumptuous fresh corn is a rare treat despite its ubiquity. That’s because few cooks truly value this starchy staple as more than just plate filler. A whole world of flavor can be found within those pale green…
  • Cashew is King

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    Dense, silky smooth, capable of melting so slowly and seductively across the palate that it seems to linger far beyond the average taste; cashew ice cream has certainly come a long way. Once a mere glimmer in the eye of the mad kitchen scientist who dared venture outside the standard arsenal of readily available dairy alternatives, cashew ice cream has finally hit the mainstream, and in a big way thanks to So Delicious. Textural superiority provides the unshakable foundation for all of these nutty frozen desserts, unburdened by excessive gums or stabilizers like so many commercial options.
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Why You Need More Lemon in Your Life

    Kelly Fitzgerald
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This overwhelming list of ways lemon can help your health and happiness will make you want to squeeze fresh lemon juice right away! The post Why You Need More Lemon in Your Life appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Workout Playlist: Anytime’s Summer Remix

    Amanda Nagy
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Reenergize your workouts with these energetic summer beats. The post Workout Playlist: Anytime’s Summer Remix appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 5 Outstanding Reasons & Recipes to Eat More Blueberries

    Kelly Fitzgerald
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Eat more blueberries. it's that simple! Here are the reasons why, plus some recipe inspiration. The post 5 Outstanding Reasons & Recipes to Eat More Blueberries appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Three Rs That Help You Reach Your Goals

    Carly Sippel
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    It's halftime—of 2015. Take a breather to evaluate and adjust for the second half of the year. The post Three Rs That Help You Reach Your Goals appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • July 2015 Workout Calendar

    Anytime Fitness
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    Enjoy the fun and the sun, but keep yourself accountable by following this handy workout calendar. The post July 2015 Workout Calendar appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • The Pros and Cons of Lip Balms

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do you need lip balm? Can you get addicted to lip balm? The answers are yes and yes!!  So, what should you use to prevent and treat chapped lips? You need to keep your lips moist by applying a really good moisturizer if you don’t want dry looking lips that are prone to chapping. This chapping occurs because, structurally, your lips don’t have the same tough dead skin cell layer that other parts of your skin have, nor do they have oil glands to keep them hydrated. Dry climates and wind will quickly sap moisture right out of your lips resulting in unpleasant chapped lips. By applying a lip…
  • Foot Calluses: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Tammy
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Calluses just aren’t attractive. There’s no way around it. In the winter months when your feet are hidden away in boots, they’re easy to ignore. Once summer rolls around, though, those thick and crusty calluses desperately need to be taken care of before you show them off to the world in cute, summery sandals. Here are a few facts on foot calluses and what you can do to get your feet up to par to beautifully sport your favorite sandals. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association: Most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age…
  • The Best Sun Protection for Girls This Year

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
      Sunny weather is here. Is your tween or teen girl ready to have fun in the sun without the tan or burn that leads to a lifetime of skin damage? Here is my roundup of the best sun protection products for girls this season. For sun protection, I recommend mineral zinc oxide broad spectrum sunscreens selected to match a girl’s skin type. I also recommend creating as much shade as possible for skin by wearing sun protective hats and clothing. Here is the roundup of what’s in my sun protection tool chest for girls: Great water-resistant sunscreen for all activities. Oil-free facial…
  • Roundup of Popular Cancer News and Events

    Tammy
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
    Between the Internet, magazines, television, radio and so much more, media is everywhere these days. Despite this, it can be difficult to keep up with all the news and happenings going on, especially around a specific topic like cancer. For this reason, we decided to make things easier for you and put everything in one place: Hold a Coke With your Boobs Challenge – Does it Actually Help? There’s been a challenge that’s gone viral, called “Hold a Coke With Your Boobs.” The purported premise is to raise awareness for breast cancer by holding a coke between your…
  • Does Mineral Makeup Really Protect Your Skin from the Sun?

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
        I was recently asked by one of our web customers about the SPF in mineral makeup. This is such a good question that I wanted to share my answer with you. All makeup with mineral particles provides some sun protection. Mineral particles are the active ingredients in mineral sunscreens. And, in my opinion, mineral sunscreens are the best sunscreens to protect your skin. When you layer your skin with mineral particles, they act like little barriers to prevent UV rays from passing into your skin; the UV ray hits a mineral particle and bounces off of it and into space –…
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    OrthoStreams

  • Medtronic Spine paid 6 surgeons over $1M in royalties last year

    T
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:51 am
    Minnesota devicemakers paid out $211 million to doctors, hospitals in 2014 (StarTribune) [ Find out which surgeons are consulting for which manufacturers  here ] The Medtronic operational headquarters in Fridley. Federal data released Tuesday detail payments by Medtronic and other companies to doctors and hospitals in 2014. A handful of physicians received big paydays from Minnesota medical device […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • Deprescribing: fewer drugs, better health outcomes?

    Carolyn Thomas
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Here's a good question from one of my readers: "Most of my medical conditions have been under control for more than a year, some 3-5 years. The control came mostly through exercise and diet. But my doctors are saying: 'We have this under control. Let’s not change anything.' So how can I get off any of my medications?"
  • As if fear of dying weren’t bad enough . . .

    Carolyn Thomas
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:15 am
    It turns out that the fear of dying during a heart attack is not just an emotional response. It's also linked to biological changes in the body that happen during acute cardiac events. In fact, research has found that intense fear of dying during a heart attack is associated with a four-fold increased risk of showing large inflammatory responses known to be damaging to the heart, in turn increasing the risk of longer-term issues - including having another heart attack.
  • Non-inspirational advice for heart patients

    Carolyn Thomas
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:19 am
    Why do those big-time inspirational speakers so often fail to truly inspire us to make lasting behaviour changes? Here's one possible reason: "There is too much of a gap between the sender and the listener. Winning Olympic gold, being a world class dancer, or climbing Mount Blanc while blind are just too far from the understanding and realities of most of the people they will share their stories with."
  • Kindness in health care: missing in action?

    Carolyn Thomas
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:11 am
    As U.K. physician Dr. Jonathon Tomlinson warns his colleagues in medicine: "We need to start talking about kindness. We need to talk about the value of kindness in healthcare, and agree that it has been neglected and that we need to take action. And in order to be kind to patients, we must cultivate kindness between and towards ourselves."
  • Your Heart, Your Health: two hours in one fantastic picture

    Carolyn Thomas
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    by Carolyn Thomas  ♥  @HeartSisters What you’re looking at is called a graphic recording. It’s live visual notetaking of one presentation – drawn by Vancouver illustrator Sam Bradd. As Sam explains, this kind of on-the-spot graphic recording “helps people remember and care about ideas. It supports interaction, reflection, and seeing the next steps.”  When I […]
 
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    Rifton RSS Feed

  • Rifton HTS on the Road

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    For parents and caregivers of children with special needs, traveling can be a challenge. The Rifton HTS has a portable travel toilet option, making trips easier for everyone.
  • Adopting Safe Patient Handling Policy in School

    12 Jun 2015 | 6:24 am
    It is possible to get the equipment your school needs to implement safe patient handling policies. Here are tips on how to make it happen.
  • Full Inclusion Summer Camp

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    A place where children with disabilities can laugh, learn, listen, connect, sing, walk, climb and make friends, inclusion camps help them achieve greatness.
  • Commencement and Triumph

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Keith Greiser of Seminole Ridge High School surprises his parents at commencement with a first-time ever walk across the stage in a Pacer gait trainer.
  • Improved Rehab Intervention with the TRAM

    26 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    A therapist talks about why she considers the TRAM to be like a second pair of hands in rehabilitation interventions, giving her the freedom to help patients without the fear of falls or injury.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Dr. Lily Chu Q&A Follow-Up to June 18 Webinar

    Jeryldine Saville
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative hosted a webinar with Dr. Lily Chu June 18 called, “Post-Exertional Malaise: History, Characteristics, Evidence.” Dr. Chu has followed up with her responses to questions that were unable to be answered during the webinar due to time limitations. The next SMCI webinar is July 16 with Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Q: What CFS criteria was used in the tests you covered in the webinar and are they comparable subsets of people with CFS? A: The studies discussed during the webinar concerned CFS subjects…
  • Pathways to Prevention

    Jeryldine Saville
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Click Image to Expand Last week’s long-awaited briefing on the National Institutes of Health’s Pathways to Prevention (P2P) report on ME/CFS failed miserably at continuing the momentum created earlier this year by the Feb. 10 Institute of Medicine publication on the disease. The P2P report was published three long years after the NIH launched the process of including ME/CFS in the P2P program. With so much time allotted to the process, expectations were bound to build. And build they did, even as the process was found to be riddled with errors. A number of public comments were omitted…
  • SMCI Announces New VP for Research and Scientific Programs

    Jeryldine Saville
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, as its Vice President for Research and Scientific Programs, effective June 29. Dr. Nahle has a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Nahle also completed post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard and Stony Brook. He emerged as the clear choice for the position after a rigorous two-month international search, which included many extraordinary…
  • Solve ME/CFS Initiative Reappointed to CFSAC Position

    Jeryldine Saville
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:31 pm
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative has been reappointed as one of the liaison organizations for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) for the term May 2015 through May 2017. CFSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues related to myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome. These issues can include factors affecting access and care for persons with ME/CFS; the science and definition of ME/CFS; and broader public health, clinical, research and educational issues related…
  • A Job for a Lone Congress Member: Speak Up for a Forgotten Disease

    Jeryldine Saville
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    This blog post, written by Llewellyn Kingexecutive producer and host of “White House Chronicle” on PBS, originally appeared onTheHill.com. It is reprinted here in its entirety.  Wanted: Member of Congress prepared to take up a cause. Political party affiliation: Unimportant. Geographic representation: Unimportant. Fund-raising potential: Minimal. Reward: Undying gratitude, lavish praise, thanks beyond counting. Job description: In any way you can, draw attention to a debilitating, life-abducting disease. Work to persuade federal government medical agencies to adequately fund…
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    Health Blog

  • Risk Of Gout Attacks Can Be Reduced By Eating Cherries

    Health Blog
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    A study has revealed that gout sufferers eating cherries for a 2 day period exhibited a 35 percent reduced risk of gout attacks in comparison to people who didn’t eat cherries. Prior studies report that there are 8.3 million adult gout sufferers within the U.S., an inflammatory arthritis caused by a crystallization of uric...
  • Strawberry Infographic

    Health Blog
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:08 am
    According to research, freeze-dried strawberries could be a drug substitution for preventing oesophageal cancer. Oesophageal cancer is the 3rd most commonly encountered gastrointestinal cancer as well as the 6th most frequent reason for cancer mortality worldwide. The researchers are investigating oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, which accounts for 95 % of cases of oesophageal cancer...
  • Coconut Oil Can Help In The Fight Against Tooth Decay

    Health Blog
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Coconut oil that has been digested is capable of attacking the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. According to scientists, it’s a natural antibiotic which could be integrated into commercially made dental hygiene products. Researchers tested the anti-bacterial activity of coconut oil in its natural state as well as coconut oil which was treated...
  • How to Increase Anti Cancer Effect of Broccoli

    Health Blog
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:46 am
    Consuming broccoli 3 to 5 times a week is enough to provide its potent anti-cancer benefits, but research has provided evidence that shows that the way broccoli is prepared is extremely important. Researchers have provided compelling evidence that how broccoli is prepared and consumed matters, and they also reveal that combining broccoli with broccoli...
  • Study Suggests Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Bad For Your Health

    Health Blog
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    Scientists know that vitamin D deficiency is unhealthy. However, a study now suggests that too much vitamin D isn’t healthy either. The research is based upon blood samples from 247,574 people. Vitamin D is important in helping calcium get to our bones, and so reducing the risk from falls as well as the chance...
 
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

  • Control your Glaucoma and Live Life to the Fullest

    John Smith
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:13 am
    Glaucoma is a leading condition of irreversible blindness in the world. An estimated three million Americans have glaucoma. Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions causing damage to the eye’s optic nerve that gets worse over time. It is one of the leading causes of blindness […] The post Control your Glaucoma and Live Life to the Fullest appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Role of Probiotics for Your Gut

    John Smith
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    You must have heard about probiotics and it is popular these days too, both as supplements and foods. Here you will find out how helpful probiotics for digestion are. Probiotics: These days’ grocery stores are flooded with a number of items labeling probiotics like yogurt, granola bars, […] The post Role of Probiotics for Your Gut appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Eat Mediterranean Diet and be Healthy

    John Smith
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    The thing that makes Mediterranean diet so popular is the fact that the diet incorporates cuisine that varies by region and it largely includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, olive oil, and fish. The Mediterranean diet: The Mediterranean diet is regarded as one of the healthiest foods in […] The post Eat Mediterranean Diet and be Healthy appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Avoid Lifestyle Diseases by Choosing the Right Path

    John Smith
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Irrespective of everything on the go people are prone to various health conditions, these are known as lifestyle diseases. These diseases are potentially preventable. Lifestyle diseases: Lifestyle diseases are different from other illnesses, as these are preventable. These are common in industrialized nations, as lifestyle of people […] The post Avoid Lifestyle Diseases by Choosing the Right Path appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Common Female Diseases

    John Smith
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    The life of a woman is full of complications, and there is nothing that guarantees a  hectic life without illnesses. This post gives you a hint of some common  Female diseases, their causes, symptoms, and treatment. ‘Compromise’ is the best word that suits a woman’s life. Hectic schedules […] The post Common Female Diseases appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
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    Optimistic Life

  • Finding a Way Back after Hitting Rock Bottom

    Guest Author
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:50 pm
    As the saying goes, once you hit rock-bottom, there’s no place to go but up. My experience with overcoming alcoholism is a testament to the adage. Having dug my way out, my goal now is to keep others from hitting their rock-bottom. I’ve mapped a pathway of transformation for others at a crossroads wanting to turn their lives around. At age 37, I was living as a hard-rock miner in Northern Ontario and was deep into my addiction to alcohol. It had become the love of my life. In my dependent state, it filled a hole in my soul that allowed me to live with myself. Then came my personal…
  • How to Avoid or Limit Procrastination

    Guest Author
    29 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Have you ever found your task list too overwhelming? It’s tricky to zoom out and connect how my to-do list fits into my overall schedule and challenges. It’s even more tricky how this things work. See also: How to cope with procrastination Let’s see how visual representations can help at this place. Post it on the wall, screen… Colored sticker notes as we are all used to could be very convenient. – They work as reminders. – They can track my topic tasks (same color for tasks that belong to the same goal or challenge). – They can be easily removed or…
  • These Five Foods Are Making You Fat. Stop Eating Them

    Guest Author
    21 May 2015 | 3:27 am
    I could not get a six pack until I cut these five foods out of my diet. Trust me, I worked really hard to get lean. I have been exercising since I was 13. When I was in my early 20’s, I competed in full contact kickboxing. I trained and worked out so much that I needed 6000 calories/day or I would lose weight, and I still didn’t have much of a six pack. Then I stopped eating these five foods, and I got shredded in a few months. #1 Food That Make Us Fat: Processed (Refined) Sugar Before buying anything in a box, bag, or bottle, read the label. If sugar is listed in the first 3…
  • Questions to Ask Yourself When it Seems Everything is Going Wrong

    Guest Author
    14 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    Sometimes, everything seems awful. You want to give up on all the obviously doomed projects you’ve started, curl up in the dark and wait in the silence until everything has gone away, because despite all the effort you put in they just don’t get any better. You want to stop. You don’t especially want to do anything else, but you definitely don’t want to be doing this because nothing you’re doing seems to be working. But, while that attitude is easy enough to fall into and binge-watching everything on Netflix can kill the time far more comfortable that staring into a corner, it…
  • 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…
 
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Fourth of July grilling tip: Check for stray bristles after cleaning with a wire brush

    Patrick J. Skerrett
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Like millions of Americans, I plan to fire up the grill today for a Fourth of July cookout. But I’ll be adding an extra step to my routine: checking the grate for bristles that may have fallen off my cleaning brush. Over the years, a handful of reports in medical journals have chronicled injuries due to eating grilled food with a stowaway — a wire bristle from a grill-cleaning brush. Earlier this year, a team of Harvard-affiliated doctors described how they removed a wire bristle from a woman who went to an emergency room with pain in her throat that started after eating a chicken…
  • Dissolvable tablets don’t work for people with severe allergies to grass pollen

    Beverly Merz
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    It’s summertime and—if you’re in Eugene, Oregon—the livin’ is sneezy. Eugene is the nation’s top spot for allergies this week according to IMS Health, a health information company that provides allergy alerts for cities across the nation. Eugene residents can blame their runny noses and itchy eyes on the city’s abundant grasses, which are currently spewing high levels of pollen into the air. Eugene is just the tip of the allergy iceberg. If you live near a patch of green, you routinely inhale pollen. You’re in good company if your body reacts to it.
  • Half of heart disease deaths could be prevented

    Patrick J. Skerrett
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases kill nearly three-quarters of a million Americans each year. They are the leading cause of death, accounting for nearly 30% of all deaths in the United States. But according to a new study published online yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, many of these deaths can be prevented. For the study, researchers from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta looked at cardiovascular death rates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. They also tallied the rates of five so-called modifiable risk…
  • Hidden cancer rarely causes out-of-the-blue clots in the bloodstream

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Blood clots can be lifesavers when they form outside the bloodstream to stop bleeding from an injury. But they can wreak havoc when they form inside the bloodstream. A blood clot in a coronary artery can cause a heart attack. One in the brain can cause a stroke. Blood clots that form in a leg vein cause a problem known as venous thromboembolism, or VTE. If the clot stays in the leg, it can cause swelling or pain. If it breaks away and travels to the lungs, it can cause a potentially deadly pulmonary embolism. In about half of people who develop a VTE, doctors can identify what caused it.
  • Use sunglasses for vision protection starting at an early age

    Heidi Godman
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    When kids pack for summer camp, sunglasses may not always top the supply list. But I made them a priority for my 12-year-old son Carson, who just started rowing camp in Florida, for two reasons: Our eyes are most vulnerable to the sun’s ultraviolet rays in our teens, 20s, and 30s, although the damage usually doesn’t show up until later in life. The sun’s rays are especially intense near reflective surfaces. “If you spend time near the water, the beach, or snow, the sunlight bounces off of those surfaces and right into the eyes,” Dr. Louis Pasquale told me.
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    LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

  • LITFL Review 187

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to the 187th 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 Incredible talk on vulnerability from SMACC Chicago given by Tim Leeuwenburg. This is a must watch for any physician. [AS] Did you miss SMACC Chicago? Great podcasts released by St. Emlyn’s and FOAMCast highlighting…
  • Ride on

    Michelle Johnston
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    This is no obituary. An obituary encapsulates the entirety of a life in a few short paragraphs. Instead, these are simply words to give physical form to the roaring grief twisting its way through the hearts of anybody who knew and loved John Hinds (@docjohnhinds). It has only been a blink of a week since we left Chicago. At #smaccUS we had found a new hero to revere, because we found the embodiment of the anti-hero. John represented all that was good about the world of Social Media and Critical Care. He managed to make us all question our motives, he inspired us to examine the…
  • Leave the Sim Lab Behind at #smaccUS

    Chris Nickson
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    This is a guest post by Jesse Spurr (@inject_orange) On the afternoon of the 23rd June the inaugural SMACC Leave the Sim Lab Behind workshop was held. A dream team (Editor’s note: team of dreamers?) was assembled to help participants take simulation into their workplace: Dr Jon Gatward @jgatward Dr Chris Nickson @precordialthump Dr Andrew Petrosoniak @petrosoniak Dr Ernie Wang @Dr_Commonsense Jesse Spurr @inject_orange We were very ably assisted by volunteers Ali Gould (@intransition2) and Laura Raiti (@lauraraiti). Dr Clare Desmond (@domerdr and Simulation Fellow at NorthShore…
  • Learning to Take the Heat at #smaccUS

    Chris Nickson
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    We managed to get an elite team together to run the ‘Learning to Take the Heat’ workshop at SMACC Chicago. Our team consisted of: Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami) Chris Hicks (@HumanFact0rz) Jason Brooks (@PhenomenalDocs) Jesse Spurr (@Inject_Orange) The “Learning to take the Heat” team as well as myself, with the able assistance of Ali Gould (@intransition2). The focus of the workshop was to develop an understanding of how stress affects the performance of health professionals when caring for the critically ill, and more importantly, how we can teach others to…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 089

    Soren Rudolph
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Welcome to the 89th 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 7 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…
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    eVidaSana.com | Vida Sana y Bienestar

  • Un Sueño de Calidad Mejora tu Vida y Productividad

    Iván de León
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:17 pm
    El sueño es tan importante para nuestra vida como lo es respirar y comer, pero no cualquier sueño es suficiente. Así que vamos a ver ¡qué nivel de sueño necesitamos! Si no comes bien ya sabes lo que pasará. Pues, algo similar ocurre con el sueño, si no duermes bien… tu cuerpo y tu mente [...]
  • 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 [...]
 
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    DiscussHealth

  • What Exercises Are Safe For Herniated Disc – Herniated Disc Activities

    HealthyDis
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    A person with herniated disc should now be careful in doing physical activities. This will prevent the condition to get worse while at the same time make it possible for healing. A herniated disc treatment at home can be done with simple exercises. But if you are an active person before, you may need to […]
  • What Causes Crusty Skin On Scalp – White Flake Crust On Scalp Hair

    HealthyDis
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
    A crusty scalp with white flakes may be a sign of dandruff. However, there are skin conditions that may lead to crusty and flaky scalp that could have bald spots on the head. In this case, it is best to first identify the cause of the problem before treatment procedures can be done. What Causes […]
  • What Natural Foods To Eat For Diabetes

    HealthyDis
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Diabetes is a condition that involves abnormality with the way the body metabolizes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to control the food you eat and then minimize your intake of sugars that may worsen your condition. Most of the time, patients are advised not to consume too much foods that […]
  • Causes of Front Teeth Cracking And Chipped Off Parts – Jagged Front Teeth

    HealthyDis
    3 May 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Some people get that jagged front incisors without any visible cause. Usually, these incisors have that classic discoloration in the edges with chipped off sides and edge. However, there are some causes of this condition that you need to understand before you undergo dental treatment. What Causes Jagged Teeth Edge In The Incisors? The chipped […]
  • Feels Like Cut In Tongue Pain – What Causes Cut Pain In Tongue

    HealthyDis
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:20 am
    Pain in the tongue is usually involved with trauma. When a person accidentally bit his tongue, it may leave a small wound that could lead to a cut pain sensation. When a person has a big cut in the tongue, it may also bleed and cause discomfort. What Causes Cut Pain in Tongue If there […]
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    The April Center Blog: Anxiety, OCD, Phobia and Panic Attack Management - Los Angeles

  • Fear of Freeway Driving: A Common Phobia

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:27 pm
     by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comDo you or someone you know have a fear of driving on freeways?  This is not uncommon.  We turn on the morning news, and we inevitably hear about traffic accidents on freeways.  If you are a resident in Los Angeles or San Diego, California, freeway driving is equivalent to owning a cell phone—necessary and efficient.  After all, Los Angeles and San Diego are not known for their public transportation system.  So let’s talk…
  • Fear of Passing Out: A Common Phobia

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    --> by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.comAsthenophobia, or the fear of passing out, can often stem from a history of panic attacks or panic disorder.  During a panic attack, a person experiences heightened anxiety that leads the body to the “fight or flight” response.  This intense response produces a surge of adrenaline, feelings of anxiety and panic, and an urge to escape whatever situation is threatening survival.  This reaction can be useful, if one is faced head-on with…
  • Fear of Throat Closing Up: A Common Phobia and Obsession

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:20 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.comAnxiety is a general feeling of worry and discomfort—you know that shaky, unsettling feeling you get before a big speech or a first date?  For some of us, it can be adaptive.  If we are faced with a life-threatening situation, the fight-or-flight response in the brain gets activated and we react spontaneously and efficiently. For others, anxiety is a pervasive, debilitating state that our minds and bodies are constantly battling. Anxiety…
  • What Type of OCD do I Have?

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    -->by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles   www.KickFear.com      --> --> Some are familiar with the definition of obsessive-compulsive disorder.  OCD is most simply defined as an anxiety disorder that is characterized by intrusive thoughts that generate worry or fear and repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the anxiety.  To put it in even more basic terms, the anxiety-producing thoughts are obsessions, and the repetitive behaviors that one engages in…
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How to know when it’s Time for Treatment

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.com                   Do you or someone you know suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder?  OCD can be one of the most distressing and difficult psychological disorders for both the patient and the patient’s support system.  That is why getting help for OCD's intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors is so necessary.  So where does one begin?  And…
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    Counselling Connection

  • Positive Interactive-behaviour Therapy for Intellectual Disability

    Editor
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Given that an estimated 60 percent of persons who have intellectual disability also experience severe communication deficits (AIHW, 2008), the literature on counselling this client group consistently refers to the importance of using “creative approaches” (WWILD, 2012, p 60) which allow the client to respond in both verbal and nonverbal ways. Thus, in addition to “talk therapy”, practitioners should consider employing drawing, music, puppetry, drama, and psychodrama. In this article, we review the use of positive interactive-behaviour therapy. How the therapy works This newer format…
  • Do you believe in psychic phenomena?

    Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Dr Krissy Wilson, Anomalistic Psychologist and lecturer, explains society’s enduring relationship with belief in the paranormal. Belief in the weird and wonderful is a consistent and significant component of the human condition. The tendency to believe in psychic powers and related phenomena that contradict known scientific laws and principles is not only a common feature found in all cultures across the world, but has been a factor in human existence throughout history. There is evidence that widespread beliefs in psychic powers, crop circles, water diving and assorted paranormal beliefs…
  • What you need to consider before breaking it off

    Editor
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Your phone rings. You grab it to answer but as the caller’s number flashes on the screen, you hesitate. It is someone you’re not sure you want to continue being friends with. Maybe the person has broken promises to you, cancelling get-togethers at the last minute, or perhaps – as entertaining as they can be – this person only seems to care about themselves. Or maybe you met the person when you were in a bad place, needing someone to lean on? Now that your life is back on track, you notice the person continues to play therapist, critic, and advice-giver – even when you don’t want…
  • How to overcome anxiety

    Editor
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:23 pm
    The CEO of the fast-expanding organisation looked at me, despair seeping through a veneer of confidence. With three growing children, a loving husband, and work at the top of the corporate ladder, her life ticked all the boxes. “I’m coping OK,” she confided, “but I’ve been better.” “Better” was before she came to be afflicted with one of the most common mental conditions in Australia and worldwide: anxiety. What is anxiety? Anxiety means feeling distress or uneasiness about what might happen. Some feelings of apprehension – like when we psyche up for a test, competition or…
  • How to gain strength from adversity

    Editor
    24 May 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Most of us would have heard the saying, “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” While the optimist in us will hope this saying holds true, it now seems there is some more veracity to this claim. Since the 1990s, there has been huge interest in the question of whether, after a trauma, we must succumb to post-traumatic stress, or whether we are able to instead experience post-traumatic growth. The question isn’t new, as all of the world’s major religions have told us about the transformative power of suffering. But the new emphasis is more scientific, so we need to ask: what counts…
 
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast

    Dorsa
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” This is a mantra that you have likely heard time and time again. However silly the saying may be, it is very true that breakfast is of extreme importance. A healthy breakfast starts your day the right way, giving you energy to sustain you until your next meal, and giving you the fuel you need. Starting your day with a healthy breakfast means that you are putting your very best foot forward, and you’re giving yourself a chance to start your day right. A healthy breakfast gets your brain working and your blood pumping, ready for anything…
  • Tasty Sauces Made With Healthy Natural Ingredients

    Dorsa
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Most people consider eating to be more than just a survival instinct or something that is just done to keep you alive. Instead, most people seriously enjoy eating, often to the point of excess. Food is something of an art form, and everything from the preparation of the food to the very presentation of a plate is something to be admired. More often than not, the taste and presentation of a meal tend to overshadow how healthy a meal is. This is a dangerous precedent for most Americans, as a large percentage of people in the United States are living with chronic health conditions like diabetes,…
  • Online Resources for People Managing Their Diabetes

    Dorsa
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with a chronic health condition such as diabetes can be a life altering and challenging experience. It can be easy to feel lost and alone when you are dealing with such struggles. It may help you to know that you are not alone, and that there are a lot of resources available to people managing their diabetes. The World Wide Web is certainly vast and can sometimes be daunting to try to navigate. There are fraudulent websites out there, and there are also websites put together by people that might mean well, but are full of misinformation and therefore could end up being more harmful…
  • Meal Planning For a Whole Month of Healthy Meals

    Dorsa
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Meal planning is your absolute best key to success when it comes to sticking to a healthy diet. A great meal plan takes all of the guess work out of eating, and makes sure you are always prepared. Effective meal planning is what makes a healthier diet and lifestyle an easy, obtainable goal. Meal planning is all about preparation and thinking ahead. Most people put together their meal plans for a week or so at a time, but to make your life even easier you can plan even a whole month of meals. That means a whole month of easy, no guess work meals that are catered to your specific tastes and…
  • How High Blood Pressure Affects Meal Planning

    Dorsa
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with health conditions such as high blood pressure can affect so many aspects of your life. It can affect your ability to engage in activities as well as severely affect the way you feel on a daily basis. It can also seriously affect the foods that you should eat, as your diet is often just as important as doctors’ appointments and medication. As with any diet, meal planning is the key to success. A successful meal plan can help you follow many of the strict guidelines that certain diets require. It is for this reason that meal planning for healthy diets to help control high blood…
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Health Check: when are we most likely to catch viral diseases?

    Jodie McVernon, Associate Professor, Population Health at University of Melbourne
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Children in particular experience a multitude of viral illnesses during their early years. MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr, CC BY-SAViruses have been described as “organisms at the edge of life”, unable to reproduce outside the cells of those they infect. But this status has not impeded their evolutionary success. Children, in particular, experience a multitude of viral illnesses during their early years, which gradually reduce over time as their natural immunity develops. Viral infections may be fleeting (think influenza) or chronic (HIV, for instance), affecting various parts of the body to cause…
  • How mandatory treatment for public drunkenness is failing Aboriginal people

    Fiona Lander, Masters of Public Health graduate at Harvard University
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    The Northern Territory's Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Act is disproportionately applied to Aboriginal people. Terry Trewin/AAPA Commonwealth body has called for the Northern Territory government to roll back its mandatory treatment program for “problem drinkers”. Investigating the harmful effects of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs' June report said the NT government’s practice of criminalising alcohol abuse had no basis in evidence. Among other things, the Committee highlighted the…
  • Northern development plan shows Australia's fraught vision of our tropics

    Warwick H. Anderson, Professorial Research Fellow at University of Sydney
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:45 pm
    An historian reading the government White Paper on developing northern Australia will realise we’re actually heading all the way back to the 1890s. andrew matthews/Flickr, CC BY-NCAustralia is a big blank map, and the whole people is constantly sitting over it like a committee, trying to work out the ways to fill it in. Written as long ago as 1911, the words of journalist C.E.W. Bean, later inventor of the Anzac legend, haunted me as I read Our North, Our Future, the federal government’s White Paper on developing northern Australia, released on June 17, 2015. For more than 100 years,…
  • Sex education is too important to do badly

    Jayne Lucke, Professor &amp; Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health &amp; Society at La Trobe University
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Yesterday The Age reported that a school-based program had distributed a booklet to school students claiming that “girls are needier than guys in a relationship and always want to be close” because of higher levels of oxytocin; and that having too many relationships could break the woman’s special chemical bond with her partner and harm her capacity to form future relationships. The program has since been cancelled in response to concerns raised by parents. An Education Department spokesperson commented that the materials were “completely inappropriate and in breach of department…
  • Secrets and lies: why donor-conceived children need to know their origins

    Jennifer Power, Research Fellow at Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Many children are raised by and form strong parental attachments with adults they're not genetically related to. MjZ Photography/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDIn all Australian states and territories, laws are now in place to ensure that when children born via donor conception turn 18, they have a right to access information about the identity of their donor. However, research suggests that most heterosexual parents who conceive via donor conception never tell their children. Donor insemination became widely available in the 1980s with the emergence of sperm freezing technology. However, in these…
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  • How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children?

    Administrator
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    A baby’s first tooth is a happy occasion for parents. However, did you know that the first teeth are as susceptible to getting dental cavities as adult and permanent teeth? Oral health & hygiene get crucial since early childhood. The lack of both can cause cavities and teeth decay. It is,... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Human tail associated with Lumbosacral meningocele

    Administrator
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
      During the 5th and 6th week of gestation, the human embryo possess a tail with 10 ­-12 caudal vertebrae which regresses by reduction in the number of vertebrae and fusion, leaving the vestigial coccyx. Hence, the true human tail is a vestigial structure and never contains vertebrae. It has... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • After Safe Abortion : Care and Curiosity

    Administrator
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:42 am
    Abortion refers to the expulsion of fetus from the uterus before the birth. According to medical science, expulsion before 22 weeks is regarded as abortion. As a doctor, your counselling must quench the following curiosities of the patient/client. Curiosity 1: What are the things I should know... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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    HealthFitPlan.com

  • Great Advice And Skin Care Help Here

    HealthyGirl
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    TIP! Getting more sunlight can be very healthy for your skin in general, and it can have a positive effect on acne. An easy way to get enough sun is to make a little outdoors time part of your daily schedule. You should treat your skin for the rest of your age. This article contains some of the things you sort it all out. Keep reading and follow this advice in mind to get the best looking skin. TIP! If you need a soothing mask when the week is over, try using honey. It can reduce redness and make your skin more radiant. Do not shave skin is dry. Shaving skin while it is dry can cause razor…
  • Tips To Prevent Hair Loss Starting Today

    HealthyGirl
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    While the free market is currently working its collective fingers to the bone, in hopes that they can make billions on a highly-desired product, people suffering from baldness are out there fumbling around in the dark for anything that could work. Try out a few of these methods and you might just re-grow that head of re-growing your hair. Here’s an idea to help with your hair loss.Many people think a well-trimmed haircut, especially if you are bald, to be beautiful and appealing. Keep your hair well groomed and well groomed. You may discover that this to be an easy way to look your very…
  • Hemorrhoids Affecting Your Life? These Tips Can Help You Reduce The Appearance Of Them

    HealthyGirl
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Hemorrhoids are a common and about half of adults over age fifty or older. It is difficult to cope with the pain from hemorrhoids. There are many treatments that can try.There are things you can do at home remedies and certain changes in your lifestyle that will help. This article is packed with information and advice to help you with many different ideas on what you should do to get them treated. Keep your hemorrhoids as clean if you currently suffer from hemorrhoids.Use wet wipes to clean up instead of toilet paper for cleansing as they are gentler and more comfortable to use. Taking a sitz…
 
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  • Try These 7 Healthy Summer Drinks (All Under 150 Calories)

    BeWellBuzz
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:46 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Temperatures are climbing the charts, which means we’re all looking for a tasty (but healthy) thirst quencher. If that’s nowhere in sight, don’t despair! Yes, nice spring water is always the best answer, but if you want to bring some flavor, try one of these 7 healthy summer drinks recipes that are guaranteed to give you a light and refreshing pick-me-up with less calories and sugar. 1. Pineapple Coconut Water Taste the tropics with this light and refreshing pineapple coconut water made with a kick of ginger juice. The recipe calls for one teaspoon of honey,…
  • Living From The Inside Out

    Yvonne Chamberlain
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Are negative “beliefs” from your childhood lurking in your subconscious mind and influencing your life without you even knowing it? Carl & Stephanie Symington said in their book “Getting Well Again” that “everyone participates in his or her health or illness at all times. It is not purely a physical problem but rather a problem of the whole person, which includes body, mind and emotions. It is about what is going on in a person’s life.”  That was an eye-opener for me. It was what was going on inside of my head. My inside…
  • 8 Powerful Health Benefits Of Schizandra Berry

    BeWellBuzz
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com For years, men and women in China have relied on the Schizandra berries to preserve their youth and beauty. Native to China and Japan, this fruit is also called wu wei zi, which means the fruit of the five flavors. Indeed, bite into a Schizandra berry and you will be assailed by flavors such as sweet, salty, bitter, hot and sour! All rolled into one marvelous little berry! Since the old ages, Chinese medical practitioners have recognized the diverse health benefits of Schizandra berries that put it on par with ginseng when it comes to offering vitality and numerous…
  • Grow Your Own Drugs – Part 1: Fruit

    BeWellBuzz
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Since the dawn of history, humans and animals have sought healing from plants. In the past it was common to grow your own drugs. Not so much these days, most popular curatives are compounded in laboratories, there are still vast numbers of commercial remedies whose major medicinal ingredients are derived from green herbs, trees, and shrubs. But you needn’t rely on store-bought products for botanically based medicine: Many of the most common and effective healing plants can be grown in your own healing garden, in a backyard as lovely as it is useful. Many…
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Breakfast Healthy Options !

    Jim Long
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Since you are still sleepy from a good night’s rest, it is only right that you should know some quick and easy recipes that you can come up with in a few minutes. If your kids love milk, then offer them something by combining milk [...]
  • Healthy Option – Warm-up Before Exercise !

    Jim Long
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Your healthy body not only depends on your healthy diet but also on proper physical workouts. But we are so busy. Is there time for  a warm-up? Is it necessary? When you have to fit an exercise routine into your already busy schedule, you might be tempted to simply skip the warm up routine, even though [...]
  • Healthy Options for Dry Skin !

    Jim Long
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    Dry Skin Sometimes skin has a low level of sebum, which is the natural oil that is produced by skin glands. It is called dry skin and it cannot hold moisture and will look parched and feel tight when washed and in some extreme times, it can show some signs of chapping [...]
  • Keeping Good Medical Records as a Healthy Option !

    Jim Long
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
    Keeping your own records of any medical care that you and your immediate family have received is the only way to be sure that your insurance and bills are free from mistakes. It may seem unimportant now, but later in life when you try to get life insurance or get treatment that is appropriate for [...]
  • Healthy Options for Arthritis !

    Jim Long
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
    Having arthritis is common in most people of the world. Even though it is a very common disease, it is painful and very incurable at the moment. You can be at risk for getting arthritis and you may not even know it. Some of the conditions cannot be changed but there are a number of [...]
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  • How Seniors Can Maintain a Healthy Diet

    guest contributor
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Guest contribution by Emily Hunter Getting older is a fact of life, and for those of us lucky enough to have parents and loved ones who are considered senior citizens, making sure they are healthy is extremely important. Being healthy as a senior includes exercise and a good diet, just like for those of us who are younger. But older age can also bring challenges. The elderly have health problems that are found in younger people, but their bodies may have a harder time correcting or handling their issues. Many older people are obese, which is associated with type 2 diabetes, high blood…
  • Summer Health How-Tos for Seniors

    guest contributor
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Guest contribution by Ruth Folger Weiss Summer is a great time to take things at a slower pace and enjoy the beautiful weather. From participating in outdoor activities, to spending time with grandchildren, and all of the other summer activities you’ll be engaging in, it’s important to be mindful of the heat and its effect on your health. Spending too much time in the harsh sun or even inside a room that is too hot can lead to health complications. With these how-tos, you’ll be able to have a happy and healthy summer! How to avoid dehydration– Whether you spend your days indoors…
  • 10 reasons why seniors sometimes don’t eat properly

    guest contributor
    15 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Guest contribution by Peter Smith. Caring for an older relative can be hard work – and one of the hardest parts is often trying to ensure they’ve eaten enough, or eaten the right foods. A good start to solving this problem is to figure out just exactly why they aren’t eating properly – there are lots of potential reasons for it, and narrowing it down can help you target the source of the issue. Here are ten reasons seniors sometimes don’t eat properly: Loss of smell and taste As we age, our sense of taste and smell decreases. This can cause food that you once would have…
  • 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,…
 
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  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

    Joyce
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    **Disclosure: GaiamTV sponsored post** As the days pass, I find myself reflecting on the value of time. In the past, I was always hurrying things up — bored and impatient. But as I reflect on my own personal hourglass, I’m conscious of the fact I have more sand in the bottom, and less left on top. I’m far from being an expert on meditating. I confess slowing down is a challenge for me. But when I overcome my need for speeding ahead, I find myself more joyful and fulfilled. It’s in the pause I’m able to push away the clutter and see what I couldn’t see…
  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled

    Joyce
    14 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    Photo taken on my favorite walk. Action expresses priorities. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Lately, I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot. It seems simple enough, right? You just do what you’ve set as a priority. Oh, if it were only that easy. This quote is a great reminder, but also overly simplistic. It’s like saying “Just pay your bills,” or “Just go to work,” or “Just stop eating crap.” Unfortunately, the hard things in life aren’t always as simple as a quote. What things might those be? Things like… -relationships -finances…
  • Mind Fitness: How I Find Peace and Balance Every Day

    Joyce
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    Have a thankful heart. Everyday when I wake up, I’m aware that waking up in itself is a gift. I often took this fact for granted in years past, but losing both my parents to cancer within two years rocked my world and shifted my perspective. We aren’t promised each day, so each day I’m given I now see as something valuable that can’t go to waste. Looking at life through a lens of gratitude has helped me start each day with focus and joy, which is the foundation of mind fitness. Pursue a passion. I have a love and passion for all things nature, more recently horses.
  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap

    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…
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • What’s it worth to you? Money that’s what!

    Edel
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:10 pm
    How many times have you had to add items into your cart that you don’t really need, just to get the free fright option? It’s a pain right! At Medical house we have a free freight option for all customers regardless how much they spend on their order, within reason of course. Our Fair Use Policy is based on the long-term average a customer orders across our range. If usage were significantly and continually below this, we would have a quick chat with you to find the best solution possible by either increasing your average order size or you making a contribution towards freight costs. This…
  • Disinfecting Your Practice

    Edel
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Did you know the following?     “Any surface likely to have become contaminated (those within the contaminated zone) during treatment must be thoroughly cleaned and then disinfected following each patient treatment.” -NZDA Code of Practice, 2014.  Despite this, there remains much confusion as to the need to disinfect the contaminated zone between patients, with many practices still choosing to clean only!  Over and above, the NZDA, Code of Practice also states:      Once visible contaminants have been removed, the disinfectant is applied (using lint free single-use towels/wipes…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:48 pm
  • Boost your Vitamin D

    Edel
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:06 pm
    In the Southern Hemisphere, the 21st of June marks the shortest day of the year. Known as Winter Solstice, it marks the first day of winter. The word solstice comes from the Latin words for "sun" and "to stand still.” It has the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year a total of 9 hours and 37 minutes. It is also this time of year that Vitamin D deficiency can be at it's highest amongst adults. Unlike any other nutrient we can’t get enough vitamin D from food alone no matter how well we eat. Instead we make it from sunshine which means the further away from…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
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  • When is the best time to work out?

    Carley
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    What’s the best time of day to exercise? The answer can be different for everybody. There have been studies analyzing when exercise benefits your body most but ultimately it is what time works best for you as an individual. Choose a time of day where exercise can become a consistent part of your life, integrating it into your daily routine. Find your rhythm. You may notice that some people tend to have an easier time adjusting to the mornings than others. Some folks are just naturally morning people. This has a bit to do with your body’s circadian rhythms- the internal clock. Circadian…
  • The Brilliant Benefits of Coffee

    Carley
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    Coffee may have different roles in each of our unique and hectic lives. For some, it is the warm beverage you enjoy sipping on to give you comfort and ease. For others, it may be a social bridge to interact with friends or family. Many of us rise in the early hours of the morning only to find coffee intake as our primary method to put a little pep in our step. Regardless of the reason you (hopefully) drink coffee, we all can benefit from coffee in a multitude of different ways. Antioxidants Coffee is a great source of antioxidants. It is currently the primary source of antioxidants for…
  • 7 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat

    Carley
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    And commence summer. June 21st is the official start of summer for the 2015 year! Whether you’re swimming, hiking, walking, etc. summer is the perfect time to stay active. Here are some things to be mindful of while exercise during the summer days. Wear loose, light colors Stick with lighter colors that will help reflect the heat as well a lightweight fabric such as cotton. This will help the evaporation of sweat, which provides cooling to the body. The “hi-tech” running shirts and shorts are made with material design to keep you cool, so if you want to invest in some of those it might…
  • 8 Healthy Summer Foods

    Carley
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Summer is just around the corner. This Sunday, June 21st marks the first official day of summer. Can I get a “yahooooo!?” Many of summer’s pristine fruits and vegetables have a multitude of health benefits. Here are some particularly great eats to kick off this summer season right. 1. Corn Nothing says summer like fresh, sweet corn. Those sweet summer cook outs are hard to beat when you toss some ripe, yellow corn on the grill. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two antioxidants in corn that act like natural sunglasses, helping to form macular pigment to filter out some of the sun’s…
  • 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Feet

    Carley
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    There is a very significant core in our body that needs to be strong- a core that goes beyond the traditional abdominal and low back core. You guessed it- the foot core! Feet strength can affect multiple different parts of our body such as the ankles, hips, lower back, abs, posture, walking, and even the space in your chest where your lungs live. Here are 4 quick, everyday things you can do to strengthen your foot core. Walk on Uneven Surfaces When venturing into the outdoors you see rocks, hills, dirt, inclines and declines, and a variety of other fluctuations in the terrain. While walking…
 
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  • How To Shed Pounds Like A Pro In 10 Minutes And Still Look Your Best

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    The scientists conclude shorter exercise sessions led the males to burn calories without the need to change them as much.This verifies some obese people are metabolically healthy when it involves cardiovascular risk.At the same time, 24 percent of trim adults were metabolically irregular,” indicating they have a greater danger for heart disease compared to their heavyset equivalents.A 2008 research released in the journal Archives of Inner Medication learnt of 5,440 American adults checked, 51 percent obese as well as 32 percent overweight had typical cholesterol, blood sugar, as well…
  • Products for 65 plus mailing list

    admin
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    65 is the year that needs a lot of things for your health and there are many companies that provide such products to the people. Health products are very important for people and I the age of 65 these products became very vital. There are many companies that provide 65 plus mailing list and these companies are very successful among the people all round the globe. There are different things that are necessary in this age, such as a hearing aid, vision and dental care and many things. And so when you look for such products then gets the best from them as they deserve the best. There are many…
  • Bluetooth – Professional Guidelines

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Very unluckily, this unit don’t have micro SD support. When flying over land, planes use telecommunication towers to transmit Internet signals but during long-haul flights, when they fly over large expanses of water, consistent connectivity becomes a problem. Live Blood Analysis & Electrosmog We can learn much, by looking at our blood under a microscope. Since then, thousands of customers traveling on American aircraft have enjoyed onboard Wi-Fi service while flying throughout the United States. Most of today’s MP3 players come packed with a number of features and abilities…
  • Reasons For Loss In Forex Trading

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    We are very mindful that must learn by the best. Its not only limited to Forex investment. It’s true in any field. Whom you learn from will greatly determine how well you go about doing. In trading, one of the several most complex things can easily try, system doubly in order that. You can learn everything yourself, generally there is certainly an involving content pertaining to being found online, but listening to advice from someone else can cut through lots of the problems that you may face help to make things simpler and easier. The winning forex approach is to use a service where…
  • Things You Can Do To Get Rid Of Fat With Exceptional Results. Every Time

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:07 am
    The primary benefit of low carbohydrate diet plans is that they cause you to intend to eat a lot less.Eventually a typical person will give up and eat, thus the occurrance of yo-yo dieting”.Most people don’t want to just eat much less”, i.e. being hungry for life.Visit this short article here for a calorie calculator and also a list of cost-free online devices to track exactly what you are eating.I assume that for anybody that absolutely wants to optimize their diet, tracking things for a while is absolutely necessary.Folks believe they’re consuming high healthy…
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  • 5 Kinds of Food-Shamers You Will Encounter (and How to Deal)

    Lisa Lombardi
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    Photo: Getty Images If you’ve ever had anyone walk in to your cubicle as you were inhaling a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and say, “I didn’t know anyone ate fast food anymore,” congrats: You’ve been food shamed. You should know you’re in excellent company, as it’s happened to Health staffers at previous jobs (see No. 2 and No. 4), Olympic athletes, even celebs like Heidi Klum and Demi Lovato. “Once foods are called ‘good’ and ‘bad,’ then the people who are doing the eating are judged good and bad as well,” Pamela…
  • Why Do Kids Stick Out Their Tongues When They’re Concentrating?

    Nicole Love
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    Photo: Stock4B/Corbis When little kids are concentrating hard on some complicated task, you’ve likely noticed that they tend to stick their tongues out. (And some adults do this, too, though it’s markedly less endearing.) But why? A newstudy published in an August issue of the journal Cognition offers one theory. “This isn’t just a cute quirk of childhood, the findings suggest,” writes Christian Jarrett in a recent post for BPS Research Digest, “rather the behaviour fits the theory that spoken language originally evolved from gestures.” A team of researchers from the U.K.
  • Anti-Vaccine Trend Has Parents Shunning Newborns’ Vitamin Shot

    Health Editor
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With the recent U.S. measles outbreak, the issue of vaccine refusal has received growing scrutiny. Now doctors are calling attention to a similar problem: Some parents are shunning the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborns to prevent internal bleeding. The consequences of that choice can be severe, pediatric specialists say. Infants can quickly become deficient in vitamin K, which can lead to dangerous bleeding in the intestines or the brain. “If you refuse the shot, you’re rolling the dice with…
  • Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

    Health Editor
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    SUNDAY, July 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who spend lots of time outdoors in the summer need to be careful about insect bites, an expert says. Certain insects, such as ticks and mosquitoes, may be carriers of disease, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, said Dr. George Ruggiero, chief of family medicine and director of medical education at Peconic Bay Medical Center in New York. Anyone who develops headache, fever, chills and aches after flu season ends should consider the possibility that they’ve been bitten, he said. People who develop a rash should…
  • 4 Feel-Good Veteran Stories That Will Make You Proud To Be An American

    Lindsey Murray
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Photo: Getty Images It’s a great week to celebrate those serving our country. We normally round-up our feel-good (and do-gooder) stories of the last seven days, but this week we’re focusing specifically on our veterans as a way to celebrate the 4th. Prepare to have your heart warmed. War vet takes his high school sweetheart to prom at age 89, gets crowned Senior Prom King Between finding a date and the perfect dress, prom is a pretty important event for high schoolerswhether the memories that come along with it are good or bad. For Ralph Wozniak of Riverdale, Florida, the big dance…
 
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Wagyu Beef – A Better Way To Get Natural Fats?

    MedFriendly
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Image CreditsI recently read a news article about the return of a beef called Wagyu, I felt compelled to look into this further as the prices were just astronomical. A full packer brisket can cost $225, the reason why the price is quite high is because the cows are 100% full blooded Wagyu and they are left to roam in a 27,000 acre ranch. Though not all Wagyu is expensive there are other places you can pick up this fantastic, mouthwatering beef a bit cheaper. The cheaper Wagyu beef is mass produced and most probably seed fed as opposed to the all natural grass fed.Normal Beef Vs Wagyu Beef…
  • The Dangers Of Prescription Drugs

    MedFriendly
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:39 pm
    There are many cases where prescription drugs have positive results for people. However, if you ask most people they'll likely complain about the many side effects they've experienced from their prescriptions. So, are prescription drugs helping or hurting people?There are people on both sides that will argue their belief, either that there is nothing wrong with them and how they heal people and make them healthier or that they are bad. No matter what you believe, you have to admit that it seems prescriptions only mask people's ailments.There are more natural ways of healing what ails you that…
  • How to Choose the Right Dental Chairs and Stools for Your Clinic

    MedFriendly
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Every dental office needs to have a dental chair. It is here that diagnostics and treatments are performed. The chairs allow a dentist to be properly positioned, thereby being able to access their mouth and teeth with ease. Additionally, they allow the patient to be comfortable and they allow the dental assistant to do their job. If you are considering purchasing dental chairs, there are a few considerations you need to make.PaddingA padded chair gives extra comfort to both the patient and the dentist. Hence, you should always choose a chair with excellent padding. Try to find one that is…
  • Using Apps to Improve Your Health

    MedFriendly
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    There are lots of little things that you can do to improve your and your family’s health. You can make sure to eat a nutritious and natural diet. You can get more exercise. You know all of the basics already.The problem for most people who want to get healthy isn’t a lack of knowledge. It’s getting into the habit of putting that knowledge into practice. For some weird reason we believe that the only way to really get healthy is to force ourselves into new habits organically and through sheer force of will. Why we put so much pressure on ourselves to get healthy independently is a…
  • Your Nurse May Be More Important Than Your Doctor

    MedFriendly
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Nursing is a profession that many take for granted. Although we’ve all been helped by nurses, we often overlook their abilities and knowledge base and give doctors the high praise. The truth of it is that nurses have a wide skillset and deep understanding of the medical field. Many take the time to pursue additional higher education to provide a better quality of care to their patients, and some spend as much time receiving specialized training as doctors. Nurses do more than just administer medications and assist doctors. Many of them save lives on a regular basis without receiving any…
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    Kimberly Snyder » Blog Archive

  • 42 Reasons Why I Love Puerto Rico Via Photos!

    Kimberly Snyder
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Today I wanted to share a bit from my recent trip to Puerto Rico. Those of you that have been in our community for a while know that I’ve returned back to Puerto Rico many times over the last few years. While I love exploring and see new places often, I have a heart connection with Puerto Rico that keeps drawing me back, and it will always have a very special place in my heart! Plus…I have written at least a portion of all The Beauty Detox books in Puerto Rico! So if you’ve read any of them, you’ve in some way been touched by the inspiration that comes from this…
  • 4th Of July Beauty Detox Recipes!

    Kimberly Snyder
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Summer is in full swing and now Independence Day is only a few days away! I wanted to arm you with a variety of recipe choices for your upcoming BBQ plans. Summer BBQs can be an amazing experience for us: we often get to see family, friends and relax…not having to worry about work or any other stress for the day. Hooray for that! On the flip side, sometimes walking into a BBQ can be overwhelming and can feel unwelcoming to our plant-based lifestyle choices. Remember you have the power to bring a dish you love to eat! And for it to not be a big deal…just stick to a simple “I…
  • The Beauty Food Pairing Cheat Sheet! (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Kimberly Snyder
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    I am so excited to talk more with you about this staple in the Beauty Detox Lifestyle. I know many of you have asked me questions about Beauty Food Pairing which I first introduced in The Beauty Detox Solution. I created this lovely infographic for you so you can keep it handy whenever you are in doubt about your Beauty Food Pairing. =) I talk about this topic in extensive detail in my first book The Beauty Detox Solution. I can’t stress enough the importance of understanding how our body processes the food we eat. That step is essential for optimal health and well being. I created this…
  • New Recipe: Acai Almond-Coconut Crunch Snacks

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    In the summer we tend to always be on the go. Since it is often much warmer during the summer months, we can take advantage of being outdoors more often. I am a huge advocate for connecting to nature on a daily basis whenever possible. I created this easy snack recipe for you so you never get stuck with those afternoon hunger pangs. This is the perfect snack to pack while hiking or spending the day at the beach. This recipe calls for a Sambazon Acai Packet, which I love using as they are unsweetened and freeze dried to preserve all the Beauty nutrients of the Acai berry. You can use…
  • Beauty Detox Helped Kailey Lose Those Last 25 Stubborn Pounds!

    Kimberly Snyder
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    It has been a little while since I got to share an amazing Beauty Detox Transformation story with you. I think it is so important to share your journey no matter how big or how “small”. Everyone experiences the Beauty Detox Lifestyle in a different way depending on where they may be in their personal path. One common link between us all is that we are on on this wellness journey together and I want to always provide you with a source of inspiration, support and motivation. The Summer Solstice is coming up, and as always around this time, you may start to feel a shift from within.
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Meditation for IBS and IBD

    Danica Collins
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Did You Know…that relaxation exercises like meditation may help alleviate the symptoms of bowel disorders? The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders estimates that... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Chew Licorice Root

    Danica Collins
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:06 am
    Got 5 minutes to spare and trying to kick a gum-chewing habit? Then chew licorice root. When eaten raw it’s bursting with sweet flavor. Recent research suggests that licorice root [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Can Heartburn Drugs Increase Heart Attack Risk?

    Danica Collins
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:51 am
    This is a FACT. And a disconcerting one when you consider that 20 million Americans regularly take heartburn drugs to ease the excruciating symptoms of heartburn. According to Mitchell... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Vitamin K2: An Undervalued Vitamin

    Danica Collins
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    Two recent studies have highlighted the importance of vitamin K2, particularly in protecting a healthy heart. In March 2015 the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology published a study that... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • The Health Dangers of Vegetable Oils

    Danica Collins
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:28 am
    Did You Know… cheap oils can have a high cost when it comes to your health? Over the last decade, consumption of vegetable oil has risen dramatically.  While these oils may [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
 
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

  • Control your Glaucoma and Live Life to the Fullest

    John Smith
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:13 am
    Glaucoma is a leading condition of irreversible blindness in the world. An estimated three million Americans have glaucoma. Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions causing damage to the eye’s optic nerve that gets worse over time. It is one of the leading causes of blindness […] The post Control your Glaucoma and Live Life to the Fullest appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Role of Probiotics for Your Gut

    John Smith
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    You must have heard about probiotics and it is popular these days too, both as supplements and foods. Here you will find out how helpful probiotics for digestion are. Probiotics: These days’ grocery stores are flooded with a number of items labeling probiotics like yogurt, granola bars, […] The post Role of Probiotics for Your Gut appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Eat Mediterranean Diet and be Healthy

    John Smith
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:58 am
    The thing that makes Mediterranean diet so popular is the fact that the diet incorporates cuisine that varies by region and it largely includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, olive oil, and fish. The Mediterranean diet: The Mediterranean diet is regarded as one of the healthiest foods in […] The post Eat Mediterranean Diet and be Healthy appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Avoid Lifestyle Diseases by Choosing the Right Path

    John Smith
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Irrespective of everything on the go people are prone to various health conditions, these are known as lifestyle diseases. These diseases are potentially preventable. Lifestyle diseases: Lifestyle diseases are different from other illnesses, as these are preventable. These are common in industrialized nations, as lifestyle of people […] The post Avoid Lifestyle Diseases by Choosing the Right Path appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
  • Common Female Diseases

    John Smith
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    The life of a woman is full of complications, and there is nothing that guarantees a  hectic life without illnesses. This post gives you a hint of some common  Female diseases, their causes, symptoms, and treatment. ‘Compromise’ is the best word that suits a woman’s life. Hectic schedules […] The post Common Female Diseases appeared first on Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living.
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • It’s FREE On The Fourth Of July!

    Ammy
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    Once again, International Drug Mart celebrates July 4th with Free Shipping for the Entire Day! Order above $25 & we’ll ship your medication to you for FREE! All you have to do is use the coupon code “IDMRX4thJuly” to opt into the FREE Shipping offer. International Drug Mart realises that with all the prescription and over- the counter medication costing more than the average Joe or Jane can afford, FREE shipping frees you from a few of your financial worries. Shopping with InternationalDrugMart.com helps Americans save on expensive life- saving drugs that are prescribed for chronic…
  • Loteprednol Etabonate: Benefits & Side-Effects

    Ammy
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    Loteprednol etabonate is a corticosteroid used in ophthalmology for treating inflammation of the eye due to allergies, chronic forms of keratitis, seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC), pingueculitis, and episcleritis. It is recommended for the treatment of eye inflammation resulting from cataract surgery and other eye surgeries. International Drug Mart brings you the generic Loteprednol Etabonate at prices that are much lower than the branded prescription drug. Loteprednol etabonate is a C-20 ester corticosteroid, that rapidly converts to an inactive, nontoxic metabolite, and Loteprednol…
  • Repurposing Azathioprine

    Ammy
    22 May 2015 | 1:37 am
    An immunosuppressive drug, Azathioprine is used in organ transplantation and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, pemphigus, systemic lupus erythematosus, Behçet’s disease, autoimmune hepatitis, atopic dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and others. Azathioprine is the generic for Imuran and costs much less than its branded counterpart. International Drug Mart understands the toll autoimmune diseases have on the patient and those around them, which is why we bring you the lowest prices online for prescription and OTC drugs. Azathioprine was used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS)…
  • Moxifloxacin: Facts, Uses, And Side-Effects

    Ammy
    15 May 2015 | 2:22 am
    Moxiflaoxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial agent developed for use in oral ophthalmic treatments . Many countries use this drug as eye-drops to treat conjunctivitis (pink eye). Buy generic prescription and Over- The –Counter drugs like Moxiflaoxacin, which is much cheaper than the branded Vigamox, at InternationalDrugMart.com, one of the least expensive online drugstores worldwide. Moxifloxacin Eye Drops kill sensitive bacteria by preventing the production of proteins vital to the bacteria’s survival. Recently, the FDA approved Moxifloxacin in the treatment of two types of plague…
  • Must Know Facts About Desonide Uses

    Ammy
    12 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Desonide is a topical corticosteroid, available since the 1970s, used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and psoriasis in both adults and children. Corticosteroids including steroid hormones produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates as well as the synthetic analogues of these hormones play an important role in regulating stress response, immune response, regulation of inflammation, and blood electrolyte levels, and more. The generic version of Desonide is still much cheaper than the branded drug. International Drug Mart offers one of the lowest…
 
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    Private GP » Blog

  • Keep your cool this summer!

    pgpcms
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Top Tips to Stay Cool in this Heatwave! Dr Julia Piper and her team are feeling the heat in the Practice, along with the rest of the UK.  Here are some top tips from the doctor on ways to keep cool and enjoy this lovely seasonal weather we are currently experiencing. Avoid the sun when it is at its strongest and highest in the sky, between 11am and 3pm.  That’s a great time to seek some shade and enjoy a nice long cold drink but make sure its not alcoholic or containing caffeine! Make sure you wear a hat and stay in the shade if you do need to go outside. Also, think about your feet. Wear…
  • Going somewhere nice?…Thought about your Travel Vaccines?

    pgpcms
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Travel Vaccinations - Here at PrivateGP Services we offer a wide range of travel vaccines to keep you safe whilst you are travelling abroad.  We’re also a Registered Yellow Fever Centre. Please give the team a call and have a chat with us about your travel plans! Call us on 0116 2700373 or have a read of our website here …http://www.privategp.com/services/travel-immunisations/
  • Hay fever….Not to be sneezed at!

    pgpcms
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Hay fever and Allergy Treatments - It’s that time of year again which all hay fever sufferers dread! Do not despair as at PrivateGP Services we are able to help.  We can offer a variety of options on how to best tackle symptoms and keep hay fever at bay.  Book an appointment with one of the Doctors here for a consultation and find out how we can help you. Call our Team on 0116 2700373 or have a read of our website here …http://www.privategp.com/services/immunisations-and-injections/treatment-for-hay-fever-and-allergy-sufferers/
  • How to banish Blue Monday!

    pgpcms
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Dr Piper and her Team here at Private GP Services hope that you’re fully recovered from all the festivities and have returned happy, refreshed and looking forward to a Healthy 2015! The dark and cold months of January and February can get us all a bit down so Dr Piper has a few ideas up her sleeve to help us all beat those Winter Blues… Plan Something Nice! ….   Now is the time to plan your next holiday, party, or a new  experience of some kind, to help brighten up the long, dark days ahead. By having something to look forward to it can really help us see past the daily…
  • Flu Vaccinations…It’s not too late!

    pgpcms
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Every one of  the team here at the Practice seems to know someone who’s been poorly over the festive period! We thought we would just mention that it’s not too late to come and have your flu vaccination to help keep nasties at bay! Please give us a call us on 0116 270 0373 and one of the team will get you booked in at a date and time convenient for you.
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • What’s So Bad About Moving a Broken Bone?

    LAwordsmith
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you’ve only ever seen a dried-up old bone on a skeleton, you’ve gotten the wrong idea about bones. Bones are very dynamic, and that fact impacts how we treat broken ones. Last week, I wrote that it’s important to immobilize most fractures. Splint them, and don’t walk on them. (Make a cane or crutches if you have to travel for safety or to get help.) But learning why this immobilization is so important will help you remember to do it. The reasons are multifold. Initially, if you do use the broken bone, besides increasing the pain, you may move the bone…
  • When You Don’t Want to Set a Broken Bone (Read: Most of the Time)

    LAwordsmith
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH It’s getting hot out there, so let’s cool off a little: It’s winter. You’re at your homestead, miles from the city. A severe ice storm has frozen your area. Large branches have crashed from the weight of the ice. The road is impassible, and there’s no phone service. You venture outside, just a bit, to survey the damage. Wouldn’t you know it; you slip backward. Your outstretched arm braces your fall. Immediate, intense pain. To your horror, your forearm is now crooked. You know you won’t be able to get professional help for at least another 24 hours. The…
  • 4 Tips to Survive and Adapt to the Heat

    LAwordsmith
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Big news for the Northern Hemisphere. Summer will officially be here June 21. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, I’m a little early (or late). You might want to take a look at my cold-weather posts. But for us northerners, the heat is on. For as long as I’ve practiced medicine, whether in Mississippi or Colorado, I’ve known that in those first few hot days I’ll be treating some otherwise healthy people for heat-related problems. In fact, just the other day, I saw a man in his early 20s with chest pain, headache, and just feeling awful. He’d been…
  • Medical and Self-Help Treatment Options for PTSD

    LAwordsmith
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is part 2 in my series on PTSD. See part 1, “How the Brain Is Physically Changed With PTSD,” here. Soldiers of the Connecticut National Guard’s 143rd MP Co, stationed in Afghanistan, say a prayer for the families and the community of Newtown, CT. (US National Guard photo, December 18, 2012.) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Say someone is robbed at gunpoint, or they’re walking down the street and their best friend is shot and killed in front of them. We think to ourselves, “Poor person. How can they ever cope with something like that?” Certainly we expect they’re going to need…
  • How the Brain Is Physically Changed With PTSD

    LAwordsmith
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Paratroopers from 3rd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division prepare to load a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter in the Bermel District of the Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 13, during an air-assault mission to detain a known militant. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs.) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH With Memorial Day just past, I thought I might write on a fairly common medical problem that affects many soldiers coming back from war:…
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    Healthier Steps

  • Cauliflower Nuggets

    Michelle Blackwood
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Feeling for some delicious cauliflower nuggets, these are full of flavor and are also coated with gluten-free breading. My family enjoyed this recipe very much. It is easy to make! Ingredients: 1 pound cauliflower florets 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise Breading 3 tablespoons brown rice flour 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes (optional) 1 teaspoon granulated onion 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon celery flakes Pinch of turmeric powder Oil spray for coating Directions: Preheat oven 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 344: Glasgwegians go viral

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ruth Jarrett, Glen Nemerow, and Esther Schnettler At the Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS, Vincent speaks with Ruth, Glen, and Esther about their research on viruses and Hodgkin lymphoma, adenovirus structure and entry into cells, and interactions between arthropod borne viruses and their hosts. Links for this episode Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS Hodgkin lymphoma (Histopath) HHV-6 and Hodgkin lymphoma (PLoS One) Adenovirus entry (PLoS Path) Adenovirus membrane penetration (Virology) Mosquito pathways that limit CHIK replication (PLoS…
  • TWiV 343: The silence of the turnips

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVerinoes discuss the potential for prion spread by plants, global circulation patterns of influenza virus, and the roles of Argonautes and a viral protein in RNA silencing in plants. Links for this episode Prions in plants (Cell Rep) 11:35 Global influenza virus circulation (Nature) 20:40 Rough patch for plant RNA silencing (Lab Times) 29:50 Role of Argonaute proteins in plant viral defense (PLoS Path) 32:15 Rub-inoculation (YouTube) 42:45 Image credit Letters read on TWiV 343 4:00,…
  • TWiV 342: Public epitope #1

    21 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVniks discuss the structure of a virus that reproduces in an extreme environment, long-term consequences of Ebolavirus infection, and VirScan, a method to identify the different virus infections you have had in your lifetime. Links for this episode Virus with A-form DNA (Science) Viruses in the extreme (virology blog) Sequelae of Ebolavirus infection (Lancet Inf Dis) Long term Ebolavirus effects (virology blog) Take the chili ME challenge Serological profiling of human viral…
  • TWiV 341: Ebolavirus experiences

    14 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Adam Kucharski, Gillian Slack, and Emma Thomson Vincent returns to the University of Glasgow MRC-Center for Virus Research and speaks with Emma, Gillian, and Adam about their ebolavirus experiences: caring for an infected patient, working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, and making epidemiological predictions about the outbreak in west Africa. Links for this episode Tribute to Richard Elliott Donate to mesothelioma research for Richard Elliott CVR science blog Photos of our visit Ceilidh goes viral! Video of this episode - view below or…
  • TWiV 340: No shift, measles

    7 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV teams reviews a MERS-coronavirus serosurvey and an outbreak in South Korea, and constraints on measles virus antigenic variation. Links for this episode Richard Elliott on TWiV 177 MERS-CoV outbreak, South Korea (ProMedMail) MERS-CoV serosurvey (Lancet Inf Dis) Biolabs in your backyard (USA Today) Constraints on measles virus antigenic variation (Cell Rep) Selection bias and bombers (John D. Cook) Virology (journal) Image credit: Cameron Moll Letters read on TWiV 340 Weekly…
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    Health On A Budget

  • 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Pear

    Health on a Budget
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:12 am
    by Evlin Symon   Pears are juicy edible fruits that come in a more rounded shape as it elongates thus taking on a more oval shape towards its stem. They are sweet and are rich in minerals, vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and flavanoids. These antioxidants and flavanoids add to emphasize on their nutritional value in an effort to provide health benefits. While all fruits are good for better health, the following are 7 surprising health benefits of pears. Weight Loss A pear is cholesterol-free as well as fat-free making it a great food for weight loss. In an effort to lower cholesterol levels…
  • Health Benefits of Cooking with Cast Iron

    Health on a Budget
    31 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    by Doug M Living a healthier lifestyle has many benefits, both now and into the future; you will feel better now, have more energy, and hopefully enjoy a longer, more active, life. So what keeps us from being healthier? Two factors are money and time. Organic groceries cost more, and often it is less expensive to take a quick trip through the fast food restaurant than cooking at home. Cast Iron Is A Gateway To Healthier Eating A great way to meet your goal of “being healthier” is to break down that big, hard to define goal into a smaller, easy to attain and measure goal. And I’ve got…
  • Triclosan vs Male Sexual Health: What’s In Your Soap?

    Health on a Budget
    16 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    by Sanford Harvey We mostly prefer antibacterial soaps over other soaps in the belief that it keeps us and our families healthy when, in fact, it may even make us sick. Antibacterial soaps kill not only good and bad germs and bacteria, but also weakens the immune system, fertility, testosterone, and sperm production in men, studies revealed. What is Triclosan? Triclosan is the most prevalent antibacterial and antifungal compound found in a variety of products. It is typically absorbed through the skin, through the lining of the mouth, or through food exposed to triclosan and stored in body…
  • Is Red Wine Actually Healthy For You?

    Health on a Budget
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    by Adam Ferguson When it comes to the health value of red wine, it falls into one of those weird categories where a lot of people aren’t sure what to make of it. You see, a lot of us have heard that a glass of red wine a day can actually be good for you. But we also know that it’s alcohol so we’re always a bit skeptical. So what is the deal with red wine then – is it actually good for you or is it just wishful thinking that any type of alcohol could be good for us? Well it turns out that it has some really beneficial properties. I’ve set them out below. But some recent critics have…
  • 9 Superfoods For Healthy Teeth

    Health on a Budget
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    by Dr. Harold R. Christiansen Photocredit: © tashka2000 – Fotolia.com Wouldn’t it be great if we could eat our way to better oral health? Well guess what? You can! “Superfoods” are known to play a key role in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile! What’s even better? Spending less time and money visiting your dentist! So what are superfoods?  Superfoods are categorized as foods that neutralize acids, provide vitamins and minerals that can help repair tooth enamel, and stimulate saliva production. It’s no secret that regular brushing and flossing will help keep the dentist…
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    My Lyme Disease Treatment

  • Updated List of My Vitamin Supplements

    Danielle
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Hi All! I wanted to post an update to what I currently supplement with. Please see below for what I take at present in the morning each day: This is a summary only! Visit my site for the full article!
  • Claritin Allergy Drug Could Hold the Key To Killing Lyme Disease

    Danielle
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    A popular drug that targets allergy symptoms could also kill off Lyme disease germs, a new study suggests. A study, funded by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and conducted by Stanford School of... This is a summary only! Visit my site for the full article!
  • Brand New Doug Coil Rife Machine For Sale

    Danielle
    24 Jun 2013 | 6:01 pm
    Hi! My friend, Alex, is selling his BRAND NEW Doug Coil rife machine. It's the best one out there made by Alex Levy. It comes with a blank warranty card. He paid $3,200 for it and is asking... This is a summary only! Visit my site for the full article!
 
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    DentalPlans Blog

  • Sick Of Summer

    :DentalPlans
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
      Ah, the long sunny days of summer. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, veggies and fruits are flourishing, and bacteria is thriving. This season brings big fun and an equally large potential to get sick with particularly disgusting diseases. Hot and humid temperatures are bacteria’s favorite environment. They’ll infest your food, skin, and innards if you give them a chance. Air Conditioning: bacterial crud, mold and other nastiness are happy to make their homes in your air conditioning filters. Breathing them in can cause headaches, bronchial and sinus infections, and are a…
  • :DentalPlans Weekly Dental And Healthcare News Roundup

    :DentalPlans
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:52 pm
      Here’s our latest pick of the most interesting and useful health and wellness stories from across the Internet. Are You Lying To Your Dentist? A new survey has found that 27 percent of us tell our dentists that we floss daily, even though we don’t.  Dentists expect us to fib about flossing though, and say that that 27% figure is almost certainly too low.  The tipoff: unhealthy, inflamed gums. People who were surveyed said that the hated flossing so much that they’d rather wash a sink full of dirty dishes (18 percent), clean the toilet (14 percent), or be stuck in a traffic jam…
  • Tooth Pain: Minor Ache or Serious Problem?

    :DentalPlans
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:56 pm
      Should you be thankful for a little pain? Most people would certainly say no. But looked at another way, the sensation of pain can be thought of as a protective response: namely, the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Tooth pain is a case in point. Right now, you might be able to ignore a dull ache or an occasional twinge… but later, you may realize that painful sensation was a clue to a more serious problem. And in dentistry (as in many other things), it’s far better to deal with a problem at an early stage than a later one. Most everyone experiences…
  • What to Do If a Tooth is Knocked Out

    :DentalPlans
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
      It may seem that the sudden impact came out of nowhere—but what happens next is all too real: A permanent tooth is knocked completely out of the mouth. Dental professionals and emergency responders know that the next few minutes are a critical time for the victim: The immediate care that is provided can make the difference between saving the tooth… and losing it. Do you know what to do if this situation happens to you—or to someone you care about? Whether the tooth was lost in an automobile collision, a sports accident or some other type of injury, the treatment is…
  • :DentalPlans Weekly Dental And Healthcare News Roundup

    :DentalPlans
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:57 am
      Here’s our latest pick of the most interesting and useful health and wellness stories from across the Internet. Self-Repairing Teeth Teeth have a natural ability to repair themselves, according to researchers at Inserm and Paris Descartes University. The team has isolated the stem cells that are responsible for dental regeneration, and now hope to discover therapeutic strategies that can “mobilize dental stem cells and magnify their natural capacity for repair.” The study was published in the journal Stem Cells. Among its findings are those dental stem cells having receptors for…
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    Tandurust

  • Causes Of Appetite Loss In Elderly: How To Increase Appetite?

    PUP
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Human appetite is a complex process which triggers a desire in a person to eat food. Several factors govern appetite. Impulses or message sent from the stomach and intestine, hormones, and part of brain which responds to taste, smell, and …
  • Sour Smell Under Breasts: Causes And How To Get Rid Of It?

    PUP
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Many factors play a role in maintaining charm and beauty of a woman. Having large beautiful breasts is one important factor that adds up the beauty of a female’s curvaceous figure. However, certain factors such as sour smell emanating under …
  • Female Yeast Infection Symptoms: Causes And Home Remedies

    PUP
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    When we talk about yeast infection in females, we generally consider it as vaginal yeast infection. In most cases fungus Candida Albicans is responsible for the infection. It is therefore also called Candidiasis. Yeast is a type of fungus which …
  • Causes Of Sunspots On Face: Home Remedies To Get Rid Of It

    PUP
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:09 am
    A beautiful face is pleasing to all eyes. In fact it is the most gratifying feature that every women desires. However, often facial skin among many individual is blemished with unsightly sunspots. Also known as solar lentigines, sunspots develop in …
  • Causes Of Acne Inversa: Symptoms & Home Remedies To Treat It

    PUP
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Acne inversa is a chronic troublesome skin disorder of sweat glands. This condition is characterized with formation of painful inflammatory hard boils that become suppurated discharging pus. Severe form of acne inversa can cause non-healing sinuses and scarring. Acne inversa …
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    Three Minute Egg: Latest News

  • Yoga Poses: A Path to Freedom

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    A “Yogi 4th of July” is the perfect time to celebrate!We all come to yoga for different reasons, but many of the benefits we share are the same. How great is it when we start to see evidence of our yoga practice show up in our daily life? On the mat, we learn to practice ahimsa (non-harming) towards our bodies. Off the mat, we get to practice ahimsa towards the world. This can include eating healthful foods and behaving in environmentally responsible ways. On the Fourth of July, America celebrates its freedom as a nation. Here are some free ways we can make our…
  • Hydrating for Yoga

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Healthful tips everyone can useWorking up a sweat in a yoga session leaves us longing for a soothing drink. In the past, we’ve simply reached for our water bottle and while drinking lots of water is still part of our routine when hydrating for yoga (long live H2O!), we recently discovered an awesome hydration tip, and we thought you’d want to know about it too.What if we told you that you could make your sips a little more delicious and nutritious? Water InfusionsSweeten and add flavor to your water naturally and add a few nutrients while you’re at it with these natural infusion…
  • We Love Yoga Festivals

    3 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Recapping our favorite yoga festsEven though we’re halfway through 2015, now is the perfect time to save the date for this year's best yoga festivals. Yoga festivals are great for meeting the most knowledgeable and beloved yoga teachers, seeing amazing yoga demonstrations and checking out the newest yoga offerings. They also happen to be a ton of fun. We’ve attended many festivals over the years, to further our own practice as well as to share our love for Three Minute Egg® yoga props, and we’ve seen a lot of variations in the presentations.All yoga festivals are not the same, so do…
  • Should You Share Your Three Minute Egg® Yoga Props?

    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” — BuddhaWhen it comes to yoga philosophy, we try to follow “the yoga path.” We work, eat, play and practice yoga with intention. We seek to continually deepen our awareness of our minds and bodies. We observe the yamas and niyamas (yoga ethics) both on and off the mat. Our practice both inspires us and helps us take care of business here at Three Minute Egg® and it played a big part in the creation of our new eco friendly product line and our Good Karma Eggs.When somebody…
  • 5 Therapeutic Yoga Tips Using Three Minute Egg ® Ergonomic Yoga Blocks

    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What is Therapeutic Yoga?There’s a dramatic shift happening in the nation’s mindset these days. More and more people — and their doctors — are looking toward alternative methods for preventing, relieving and curing diseases. Instead of just seeking treatment when they’re sick, many Americans are turning toward healing practices like therapeutic yoga to support a lifetime of well-being.Finally, yoga is getting the recognition it deserves for its curative promise. In fact, therapeutic yoga has become one of the top natural therapy choices in America. The number of people doing yoga in…
 
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  • The Energizing Total-Body Routine to Kick-Start Your Day

    The Greatist Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Whether you're training for a half-marathon, doing daily HIIT workouts, or sitting in front of a screen for hours on end, stiffness and tiredness are inevitable side effects. The good news: You can offset that discomfort and fatigue in less than 20 minutes. In this video, join Kelly Lee, a personal trainer at Grokker, for a series of low-impact exercises that will relieve muscle pain and leave you feeling ready to tackle the day. Specificially designed to counteract the effects of sitting at a desk, these easy moves engage every muscle and increase blood flow through active stretches (they're…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, July 3rd

    The Greatist Team
    3 Jul 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. Wall What?! Complete 9 reps of the following movements, then 6 reps, then 3 reps as fast as safely possible. Wall WalksKnees to Elbows…
  • Whiskey Wild Punch Bowl

    The Greatist Team
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whiskey and tea are one of those classic Southern combinations that isn't worth messing with, but to punch up the mix (pun intended), basil simple syrup and fresh lemon juice add a nice summery twist. Plus, making an entire batch of this bevvy is way easier than shaking each cocktail individually. DirectionsTo make infused bourbon, pour bourbon into a non-reactive glass container. Add tea bags and let rest until peach flavor is prominent. (This will likely take 1 hour, but taste after 30 minutes to see.) Remove tea bags. Keep bourbon refrigerated or in a cool dark space indefinitely. To make…
  • Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Your Next Dozen Eggs

    Brittany Taylor
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    We love our eggs every which way: poached, hard-boiled, even baked in an avocado. But picking out a carton at the grocery store has become more confusing in recent years. It’s no longer just a decision between white or brown and large or extra large. Now we can choose among pasture-raised, cage-free, eggs raised with vegetarian or organic feed, and more—and rather than thinking about that omelette we’ve been craving, our mind start contemplating animal welfare. Before you throw up your hands in despair and make a beeline for the cereal aisle, we decoded the confusing labels and found…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Every Type of Alcoholic Drink Glass

    Erin Kelly
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Red solo cups are fine for backyard barbecues and certain country music artists, but when we're hosting a dinner party or feeling fancy, we prefer to drink our adult beverages out of slightly more sophisticated vessels. And, as if feeling like a badass holding a martini weren't enough, there's scientific reason to be choosy about your glass. The container you pour your beverage into can help maximize the aromas and body of the drink to optimize flavor, says David "Rev" Ciancio, owner Idle Hands Bar and director of marketing for Schweid & Sons. Some research even suggests that the shape of…
 
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  • Summer Skincare

    Andrea McArthur
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Keep your skin glowing and healthy this summer! Summer is the time for serious fun in the sun; an afternoon at the pool, a day at the beach, a week on a sunny vacation. These can all add up and stress out the skin. So summer is also on of the most important times to […]
  • Feel Better Naturally

    Judy Rone
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:29 pm
    We’ve all been there; aching backs, stiff necks, tense shoulders, headaches. Oh, the pain! When you’re searching for natural ways to help relieve this pain, look for techniques to ease and manage your aches and pains with visualization, meditation or massage. The benefits are surprising. Studies show that drug-free treatments like massage therapy can be […]
  • Get ready for sandals! Try a Sugar Foot Scrub

    Judy Rone
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Sandal weather calls for special care of your feet. And sugar scrubs are especially sweet! Did you know that sugar actually has naturally hydrating properties that make the foot scrub experience more soothing and refreshing? A sugar foot scrub massage has all the delicious indulgence without the calories. It doesn’t just relive tired achy feet […]
  • Why The Pacific Northwest Is The Place To Be This Summer

    Lauren Cosgrove
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Anyone who has spent any amount of time in The Pacific Northwest during the summertime knows just how magical it can be. Gentle warmth, clear skies, and the brightest flowers and foliage make our beloved PNW the place to be this summer. But wait…there’s more! We’ve got fairs and festivals to delight anyone and everyone! […]
  • Working Out in Hot Weather

    Lauren Cosgrove
    27 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    For many of us, working out in hot weather sounds like our worst nightmare. But even if slogging through a fitness routine during the dog days of summer sounds like hell, hot weather workouts may actually give you a huge training boost!  So how can you sweat it out safely and achieve results? Follow our […]
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  • Car Recalls: Is Your Car Dangerous?

    Sydney Johnston
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:57 am
    Car recalls aren’t a very exciting or sexy subject. But the LAST thing you want to do is unknowingly subject your family and yourself to dangerous driving conditions. Since this is a blog about natural health I’ll make the quite obvious observation that the #1 way to protect your health is through prevention, not cure. The […]
  • 50 Top Home Remedies Blogs For 2015

    Sydney Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    BlissPlan is honored to be included among the Top 50 Home Remedies Blogs For 2015. We’re in very elite company there – like the Farmers Almanac blog. The story chosen was one about massaging away nasal congestion. We appreciate this honor!
  • Memorial Day: A Time To Remember Sacrifice

    Sydney Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Memorial Day is the emotional beginning of summer with huge numbers of folks going to a lake for water sports or having cook outs in the back yard. Nothing wrong with that – fun and leisure are Way Cool. But it’s also important to remember the brave men and women who have given their health and […]
  • 93+ Coconut Oil Uses For Health, Beauty & Home

    Sydney Johnston
    16 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    We have a brand new course and we’ve very proud of it. It’s a video (mostly) course and it’s called 93+ Coconut Oil Uses For Health, Beauty & Home. Multiple videos are free so you can decide if it’s for you.  Right now it’s a very modest price of only $7 but it will be going […]
  • DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee Scrub

    Sydney Johnston
    14 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Coffee scrubs are very popular right now, and some of them have hefty prices. But it’s simple to make your own coffee scrub in only a few minutes and using just a few simple ingredients.  Here are four reasons to make your own. 1. Buying A Coffee Body Scrub Ain’t Cheap, Folks! Check out these prices. […]
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  • Top 4 Dieticians & Nutritionists in Pune, Maharashtra

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    9 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    Top 5 Dietician & Nutritionists in Delhi-NCR 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, Diet Consultant, Diet Expert. Here are the list   ...Continue Reading
  • Best Weight Loss Dietitian & Nutritionists in Gurgaon ,Delhi NCR

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    2 Jun 2015 | 3:40 am
    Top 5 Dietician & Nutritionist in Gurgaon 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 5 Dietitians   ...Continue Reading
  • Best Weight Loss Dietitian & Nutritionists in Bangalore

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    25 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    Top 9 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 9 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. Nalini Pandhi (http://loseweightwithnalini.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
 
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  • CPAP Battery Pack for Camping and Travel

    1800CPAP
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    A Storm is Coming. Are You Prepared? Great for Camping, Traveling, or Power Failure Solutions. Affordable CPAP Battery Solutions for Camping and Travel Excited to say it has arrived! A New Revolutionary CPAP Backup Power Supply & Travel Battery that will ensure continuous therapy all night long in the case of an overnight power outage. How does it work you ask? The CPAP Machine will run off the Medistrom backup battery when the regular power source is not available in situations such as power outages, camping, road trips, and during air travel. Not only that, but it comes with additional…
  • Can Airing™ Micro CPAP Improve Compliance?

    1800CPAP
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    Forget Winter, the Biggest Small Thing in Sleep Medicine is Coming! I may be getting ahead of myself by posing the question about compliance considering this project is still in its funding phase but for the sake of keeping this topic trending let’s kick the tires on this CPAP…. or mask…. or whatever new classification it will create. So what is the Airing? In case you have not heard of the Airing it is advertised to be the first cordless, hose-less, and mask-less micro CPAP device (device being the key word since it’s not a mask or a machine but somehow it’s both). There are no…
  • 12 Times Your CPAP Went Hollywood

    1800CPAP
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    12 Times Celebrities Sported CPAP It was a lazy Sunday afternoon and I am on the couch playing Words with Friends or some other addicting phone app when one of my kids screams out “CPAP”. I pull my nose out of my iphone and with a confused look to see my 9 year old pointing at the television where an episode of iCarly is playing. Sure enough to my amazement the star of the show, Miranda Cosgrove is laying in bed with a mask and hose protruding from the bedding.   Anyone familiar with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) can immediately identify what they are looking at when a mask…
  • 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

    1800CPAP
    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
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  • What Exercises Are Safe For Herniated Disc – Herniated Disc Activities

    HealthyDis
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    A person with herniated disc should now be careful in doing physical activities. This will prevent the condition to get worse while at the same time make it possible for healing. A herniated disc treatment at home can be done with simple exercises. But if you are an active person before, you may need to […]
  • What Causes Crusty Skin On Scalp – White Flake Crust On Scalp Hair

    HealthyDis
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
    A crusty scalp with white flakes may be a sign of dandruff. However, there are skin conditions that may lead to crusty and flaky scalp that could have bald spots on the head. In this case, it is best to first identify the cause of the problem before treatment procedures can be done. What Causes […]
  • What Natural Foods To Eat For Diabetes

    HealthyDis
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Diabetes is a condition that involves abnormality with the way the body metabolizes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to control the food you eat and then minimize your intake of sugars that may worsen your condition. Most of the time, patients are advised not to consume too much foods that […]
  • Causes of Front Teeth Cracking And Chipped Off Parts – Jagged Front Teeth

    HealthyDis
    3 May 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Some people get that jagged front incisors without any visible cause. Usually, these incisors have that classic discoloration in the edges with chipped off sides and edge. However, there are some causes of this condition that you need to understand before you undergo dental treatment. What Causes Jagged Teeth Edge In The Incisors? The chipped […]
  • Feels Like Cut In Tongue Pain – What Causes Cut Pain In Tongue

    HealthyDis
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:20 am
    Pain in the tongue is usually involved with trauma. When a person accidentally bit his tongue, it may leave a small wound that could lead to a cut pain sensation. When a person has a big cut in the tongue, it may also bleed and cause discomfort. What Causes Cut Pain in Tongue If there […]
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  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    3 Jul 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
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:00 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…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Facelift Dallas is a procedure that reduces common signs of aging in the lower portion of the face. Today there are many options for facial rejuvenation available—more than ever before—so how do you know which one may be right for you? Some procedure as less invasive than others and if often comes down to the amount of rejuvenation requires as well as personal preference and professional recommendation. When sagging skin and lose of elasticity are causing lines, creases and wrinkles in the lower portion of the face and jowels, a Facelift may be the best option for achieving a more…
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    18 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    Dr. Lam, author of “Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face“, has trained extensively in Asian Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and offers his patients a wide rage of options for achieving their aesthetic goals. Each patient comes in with their only set of goals and concerns out of which Dr. Lam creates the idea procedure plan to create the best results possible. One of the staples of an 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
    8 May 2015 | 7:51 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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  • Top 10 Occasions for Giving Flowers

    BerryRipe
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Perhaps the number one gift of all times is flowers, any kind of flowers, from bouquets of long stemmed roses to potted plants. It just takes a moment or two to consider all the flowers you’ve seen as gifts in your lifetime and you will understand why they are thought to be the most commonly given gift of all times. If you doubt it, just look at the myriad of reasons for giving flowers and you could almost say they are the ‘universal gift.’ Here are the top 10 occasions for giving flowers as gifts. 1) Valentine’s Day What would Valentine’s Day be without a box of chocolate and a…
  • How To Get The Perfect Freezer

    BerryRipe
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    If you are the owner of your own restaurant, or in charge of a school cafeteria or storage warehouse, you know that you can’t afford to be without a reliable freezer to store your food in. Without one, all the food will quickly go bad, and with it, a great deal of money will go straight down the drain. Now Is The Time To Make A Change This is one area that you simply cannot afford to put off or delegate to someone else. Your reputation as a restaurant owner or cafeteria manager is at stake. If you are experiencing issues with a leaky or faulty freezer, now is the time to make a change…
  • 5 Amazing Benefits of Tea

    BerryRipe
    6 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed for centuries, and with so many different types of teas to choose from, all from a variety of cultures across the globe, there is definitely something for everyone. Plus, as more research is conducted into the benefits of drinking tea, people all over the world are realizing just how good it really is for the body. From green and black tea, to herbal teas that come in a wide range of flavors, there are plenty of options to choose from, but they all have offer some pretty amazing benefits, some of which are listed below. So go ahead and ditch your coffee…
  • Getting Therapy After a Sports Injury

    BerryRipe
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    If you are an athletic person and you are frequently involved in sports, you will probably suffer an injury at some point in your life. If it is a small injury, you will be able to deal with it on your own. However, more serious injuries may require physical therapy in order for you to completely recover. If you suffer an injury where physical therapy is recommended, you will need to find a treatment center. As you might expect, all sports injury therapy centers are not created equal. In fact, the quality of care they provide can vary greatly. Therefore, you will need to do an extensive…
  • Florida Dishes Up World-Class Food and Shopping

    BerryRipe
    28 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Florida is rich in sun, fun and history. It’s no wonder that its towns and resorts are some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations year after year. Families, surfers, and kids on spring break flock to the beaches that line the state’s 1,200 miles of coastline. While no trip to Florida is complete without a visit to one of the state’s beaches, there’s more to the area than warm white sand and gorgeous blue water. Florida has some of the best surfside restaurants and eateries. No matter where you go in the sunshine state, you’ll find a delicious array of tastes, ranging…
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  • Young Revolutionizing Health

    Aswin
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Innovative projects that improve health through social entrepreneurshipAshoka and Boehringer Ingelheim reward 10 innovative health projects led by young people between 16 and 24 yearsIt is often said that young people are more creative than the other strata of the population because its critical nature allows them to question all existing and create from there, innovative solutions to all kinds of problems. Proof of this is the list of the ten winning projects this year Making More Health Challenge.Making More Health is a global initiative created by Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim, in which…
  • TEN TIPS FOR IMPROVING SEXUALITY

    Aswin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    According to the expert and member of the Association of Specialists in Sexology  these are the steps you should take a woman who claims to have some form of sexual dysfunction and is interested not only overcome, but enrich this area health1. standardize the concept of masturbation to demystify and remove guilt or shame. For this you should consult a specialist in sexology.2. Promote a space of one's privacy. It is advisable to devote some time alone, without haste or concerns.3. Know the genital anatomy and its functions. This, through self-examination that allows viewing the genitals.
  • Female intimacy much to learn

    Aswin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    In the past 40 years several US studies have shown that women suffer more sexual dysfunction than men. A named research entitled "The frequency of sexual dysfunction in normal couples" (1978), Frank E. specialists, C. Anderson and D. Rubinstein, established a prevalence of sexual problems in couples, 40% for males and 60% for women.Other doctors like David Nathan, who during the eighties evaluated the frequency with which these complexities in couples present, placed the issue between 1 to 15% in men and from 1 to 35% in women.HIGHEST NUMBER OF MEN dysfunctionsMeanwhile, in 1990, Carey MP IP…
  • Health and Beauty Benefits of Watermelon

    Aswin
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    Watermelons are generally linked with the hot summer season, but we can’t forget its delicious sweet taste in any season. Apart from this, it has a wide number of medicinal properties that includes treating edemas, lowering blood pressure, skin fungus and many more. They are high in vitamin B, beta-carotene, vitamin C and various necessary minerals like phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and iodine. Another reason to consume watermelon is its low calorie content, which can help those who wants to lose some weight. Let’s have a look at some other health and beauty…
  • Health Benefits of Flaxseed

    Aswin
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    Flaxseed is one of the oldest foods consumed by humans. Many people consider it to be one of the world’s first cultivated superfoods! Today, flaxseed is used in all kinds of foods, from crackers to cakes to oatmeal to smoothies.Its nutty taste and aroma are liked by many. Another reason behind its popularity is its nutritional value that provides many health benefits.The three most important nutritional elements of flaxseed are omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and mucilage. Plus, flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber along with vitamin B1, protein, copper, manganese, magnesium,…
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  • Paleo Tortilla Recipes You’re Going To Love

    Julie Quates
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Paleo tortilla recipes from some favorite Paleo Diet bloggers! Though not exactly like prepackaged ones at the store or restaurant, they’ll get the job done without the digestive distress that gluten or corn causes.They’re all gluten-free and grain free. Yay!Check out these creative ingredients and cooking techniques for making a versatile paleo tortilla or Naan bread. Along with almond flour and coconut flour you’ll find tapioca flour, sesame seed flour, cassava, flax, sweet potato and plantains.Why tortillas?  Because I’m from Texas, first of all!  But…
  • Buying Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and Using It In Hot Chocolate

    Beverly Meyer
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:27 am
    Looking to buy unsweetened cocoa powder?  While I don’t encourage my clients at the Diet and Health Center to eat chocolate in their Paleo Recipes, I know it happens anyway in some households. So here’s the scoop…Buy Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, “Natural Process”, preferably organic or Fair Trade. There are three types:  Natural Process, Alkalized (Dutch Process) and Super-Alkalized (black).  The Natural Process has not had alkalizers added to it which make a difference in baking, but not in drinking.According to one website, taste test results of 12…
  • Toxins in Food: Have You Eaten a Pinata Today??

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    I was looking at some crazy photos of pinatas recently, and I was struck by a great analogy about the toxins in food….  Our American diet is just like eating a pinata!!  Here’s how.1).  PASTE  The paste for your pinata is made from flour and water.  Sometimes boiled, sometimes not. And so our standard American diet is based on eating paste then, right?? Yep, that’s what your breakfast cereal, bread, tortilla, cookies, pasta and more are – just plain old nutritionally empty cement made from white flour and water.  And you wonder why you…
  • How To Get Relief From Fibromyalgia Pain and Fatigue

    Beverly Meyer
    13 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    You deserve to get relief from Fibromyalgia pain and fatigue.  It’s a “global disorder”, impacting body functions from head to toe.Fibromyalgia can be described as heightened sensory overload, similar to PTSD.  Symptoms can include musculoskeletal pains, hormonal issues, headache, fatigue, sleep problems, anxiety and much more.I have an excellent Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast on Fibromyalgia on iTunes or on my website with more info on this topic. It’s only half an hour long but has plenty to share!4 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia1).
  • 5 Common Causes of Fibromyalgia

    Beverly Meyer
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Need answers for Fibromyalgia?  Here’s 5 common causes of Fibromyalgia and the many types of pain and dysfunction seen with it.Fibromyalgia is a complex syndrome, often involving fatigue and hormone problems as well as pain.  It can manifest in different ways for different people, and can change from day to day.  Research over the last several decades has pointed to various causes at one time or another, but in my clinic, it’s a multifaceted approach that works best.5 Common Causes of FibromyalgiaHighlights of this Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast on…
 
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  • Drinking May Not Be Advised for the Elderly Heart

    Nucha
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
      A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School suggest that the aging heart does not benefit from drinking alcohol. Having a drink or two a day may be good for the heart when one is young, but this does not hold true anymore as one ages. The researchers report in the journal Circulation, that increasing alcohol intake among the elderly is associated with inefficient cardiac structure and function. The left ventricle appeared to take a significant hit, as the heart muscles thickened and became more rigid. Women were affected more than men, according to…
  • Mobile CPR App Found Successful

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:24 pm
      Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a mobile CPR app was found to improve the likelihood of cardiac arrest victims receiving CPR. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low without CPR, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. A mobile app with GPS was used to find and alert anyone with CPR training who was near someone having a cardiac incident. The app transmitted information from 911 dispatchers and sent it to trained volunteers in the form of texts and automated calls. Researchers found that the app significantly increased…
  • Woman Delivers Baby Using Childhood Ovarian Tissue

    admin
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
      Doctors in Belgium succeeded in using ovarian tissue removed from a patient when she was 13 years old. This marked the first live delivery of a baby conceived after a transplant of childhood ovarian tissue. In this case, the patient had severe sickle-cell anemia as a child and underwent chemotherapy for a bone marrow transplant that as a result, left her unable to conceive. Doctors had her right ovary and some ovarian tissue removed even before her first menses. A decade later, when the patient wished to become pregnant, the doctors thawed some of her frozen ovarian tissue and then…
  • Shortage of Providers

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
      We’ve heard it coming.  Our nation will be in dire need of nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 526,800 nurses will be needed by 2022.  There is also a reported shortage of physicians.  A recent study suggests that we will need 90,000 by the year 2025. Ironically, many nurses are leaving the field.  A 2011 study found that more than 20 percent of nurses who provide direct patient care expressed job dissatisfaction, compared to 13 percent of nurses in non-institutional settings. Nursing has become an integral part of our healthcare system.  Nurses are adapting to…
  • New York CPR-training firm opens San Antonio office

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    CPR123, a company that specializes in providing emergency medical response-training, have opened up a new office in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center. The new San Antonio office, is located at 8415 Datapoint Drive, and is the company’s first location outside of the New York area. CPR123 selected San Antonio as an expansion city because of its growing health care industry and stable economy. Sam and Maria Younessian founded New York-based CPR123 to provide individuals and organizations with emergency response training, workplace consulting services, life-saving equipment and health…
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  • Debunking 6 common myths about sleep

    Vivian Lee
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Debunking 6 common myths about sleep07/06/2015By Rik LeeThe facts behind getting more, better and healthier sleep are often subject to misunderstanding and misinformation. We looked at some of the more...
  • Top 3 best & worst foods to eat at summer BBQs (plus healthy recipes)

    Melissa Valliant
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Top 3 best & worst foods to eat at summer BBQs (plus healthy recipes)07/05/2015By Katie WalshBarbecues with friends and family are one of our favorite summertime activities — not to mention prime noshing opportunities. Indulge responsibly...
  • How healthy is your ‘health drink’ really?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    How healthy is your ‘health drink’ really?07/05/2015By SkinnyMom.comLiquid diets and healthy drinks are all the rage right now. You’ve probably tried your share of cleanses, detoxes and protein waters in hopes of...
  • Cleaning hacks for 12 things you thought would stay dirty forever

    Melissa Valliant
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Cleaning hacks for 12 things you thought would stay dirty forever07/05/2015By Melissa ValliantBe honest: When was the last time you cleaned your computer keyboard, baseboards and ceiling fans? That’s what we thought. We’re also willing to bet...
  • Quiz: How secure is your home?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Quiz: How secure is your home?07/05/2015By PlayBuzzIs your home security up to 21st century standards? With emerging technology, it is more important than ever to take precautions and secure your...
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    Healthy Lifestyle Blog by Healthy Family Matters -

  • 3 Kid Friendly Places to Eat in Myrtle Beach

    Erica Brooks
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    We had a great time during our visit to Myrtle Beach, S.C. One of the things we love to do when we travel is to eat. I can’t tell you how much my family loves a good meal. The one thing I insist on is that we try local eateries vs chain restaurants which we can eat at home any time. Here are our three favorites: 1. Ultimate California Pizza Hubby and I were in the mood for wings and the kids wanted pizza so we gave the Ultimate California Pizza a try. The Mango Habenero and the Garlic Parmesan wings were really good but the Ginger Teriyaki wings were even better. The large pizza was…
  • Keep Tweens Occupied This Summer

    Mike Joseph
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    As your child continues their vacation from school, it is important to keep them occupied. We made a list of a few activities that can occupy your child. Summer Camp Summer camps are a great way for tweens to socialize with other kids their age as well as have fun. If your child is interested in any sports, enroll them in a sports camp. This will grow their interest in the sport as well as allow them to become more dedicated to their passion.  Camps are a great way to allow tweens to socialize with others their age and make new friends in the process. Sports Sports are a great way to keep…
  • Teaching Healthy Boundaries to Your Kids

    Healthy Family Matters
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Even when your children are quite small, it’s important to begin instructing them about healthy boundaries between themselves and others. A child who grows up in a home having healthy limits will also learn to apply such boundaries in his own life. What Does “Boundary” mean? A boundary signifies a limit that a person has. Such limits can be physical or emotional. 1. Physical boundaries. This limit can be physical and tangible, like one’s own body parts. Explaining to a child that his body belongs only to him and nobody else teaches him to develop a sense of his…
  • Free Things to Do in Myrtle Beach SC – The Pier at Garden City

    Erica Brooks
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Garden City Beach is a vibrant seaside community in South Carolina located not too far from Myrtle Beach.  In addition to traditional beach activities of swimming, boogie boarding and collecting seashells families can enjoy spending time at The Pier at Garden City which is located on the beach. We walked the length of the pier, simply to enjoy the fantastic breezy sunny day and to take in the view. Free fishing is available from the pier too which we’ll definitely take advantage of on our next visit. In the evening you can sit on the pier and enjoy live bands play, watch fireworks or…
  • The Key to Accomplish Your Goals

    Erica Brooks
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    While many believe that knowledge is power, knowledge is only powerful when it’s consistently applied. Consistency may be the most important component of success. A small step forward each day adds up to a lot of mileage over time. Are the little things you do each day adding up to something positive? Or is the quality of your life slowly slipping away? With consistent action over the next 10 or 20 years, what could you accomplish? Five cold calls each day / 5 days per week equal 1300 sales calls in 1 year! Five small pieces of chocolate over the same schedule is roughly 25,000…
 
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    New Bloggy Cat

  • Joke of the day – Verb tense

    New Bloggy Cat
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:14 pm
    http://www.cliparts101.com Headmistress: “What tense is ‘I am beautiful’?” Student: “Past” Tagged: clean jokes, english grammar, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, headmistress, humor, humour, jokes, short jokes, student, verb tenses, very funny jokes
  • Joke of the day – Golf on Sunday

    New Bloggy Cat
    4 Jul 2015 | 9:50 pm
    http://www.cliparthut.com Golfer: “Reverend, do you think it’s a sin for me to play golf on a Sunday?” Vicar: “The way you play golf it’s a sin any day.” Tagged: clean jokes, funny clean jokes, funny golfers jokes, funny jokes, golf, golfers, golfers jokes, humor, humour, jokes, short jokes, sin, sunday, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Rumi

    New Bloggy Cat
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    http://www.theverybesttop10.com “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.” ― Rumi Tagged: alcohol, alone, do-not-disturb, drinking, famous quotes, humor, life, life and living, quotes, red-wine, rumi, rumi-quotes, solitude, truth, wine
  • Joke of the day – Who’s in charge?

    New Bloggy Cat
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) “My dad thinks he wears the pants in our house, but it’s always mom who tells him which pair to put on.” Tagged: children, clean jokes, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, kids, kids humor, pants, short jokes, spongebob pants, trousers, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – James A. Garfield

    New Bloggy Cat
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:01 pm
    http://www.giveitlove.com “Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.” James A. Garfield Tagged: bread, famous quotes, food-for-thought, humor, inspirational, life and living, life-lessons, living, love, man, peanut butter, pets, quotes, sandwich
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    Help Your Back

  • Clavicle Muscle – Anatomy Of The Subclavius Muscle

    Igor (Site Owner)
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:06 am
    Muscle Anatomy And Insertions Subclavius muscle (as the name suggests: sub – under) is a small, triangular muscle located under the clavicle bone. The muscle arises by a short, thick tendon from the first rib in front of the costoclavicular ligament. From this point, the subclavius muscle extends upwards and lateralward to be inserted into […]
  • Heavy Handbags Can And Will Cause Neck And Back Problems

    Igor (Site Owner)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    Unfortunately, nowadays fashionable usually does not correlate with comfortable. I see it all the time, especially in women fashion, those crazy outfits, tight jeans, ridiculously high heels and heavy handbags hanging on one shoulder. By the way, high heels are not the topic of today`s article, but if you are looking for more information on […]
  • Best Coccyx Seat Cushion For Your Tailbone Pain – 2015

    Igor (Site Owner)
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:23 am
    We humans are not built for sitting. Our bodies evolved over millions of years, turning us into hunter-gatherers we are today. Even though we adopted sedentary lifestyle some 10000 years ago, our DNA is still deeply rooted in our hunter-gatherer history. Fast forward to today – we are literally torturing our bodies by forcing them […]
  • Best Posture Corrective Brace For Men And Women In 2015

    Igor (Site Owner)
    26 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    As I`ve said in one of my previous posts, good posture can really change your life! One of the major problem of our generation, the generation that came before us and generations that are yet to come is back pain. Back pain is one of the most common health concerns today and it is estimated […]
  • 3 Week Diet System By Brian Flatt – My In-depth Review

    Igor (Site Owner)
    20 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    There has been a lot of fuss made about the “groundbreaking,” “revolutionary” new diet which GUARANTEES you will melt 12-23 pounds in just 21 days! I am talking, of course, about 3 Week Diet System by Brian Flatt. Now, when I hear someone making a statement like this I just think to myself “This guy/girl […]
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    bodykind

  • Sun Chlorella: Gorgeous Summer Skin Starts from Within

    James
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    Glowing, youthful skin We all want glowing, youthful-looking skin, especially at this time of year. Good skincare isn’t just about what you put on it – looking after your skin from the inside out is also vital for a fresh, healthy complexion. That’s where chlorella comes in. One of the world’s best-kept beauty secrets, it’s a single-cell green algae packed with high levels of nutrients, and can nourish your skin in a number of unique and powerful ways. Concentrated in chlorella’s nucleic acids is a unique substance called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which is what makes the…
  • 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…
 
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    賃貸価格!一戸建てを格安で建築中

  • 両ワキ 永久脱毛をお得に利用できるキャンペーンがある

    ctw
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
  • 人気 商社 転職 は狭き門

    ctw
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    毎年、文系学生の男子女子ともトップ10に数社は入るくらい人気の企業と言えば商社ですよね。   国内で仕事をする場合であれば語学力はそれほど関係ありませんが、できれば英検2級や1級を持っていれば大きなアピールになります。      
  • 看護師求人ランキングを見るのが楽しい!

    ctw
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    今はネットで看護師求人ランキングを見ていますが、新しい職場になるかもしれない情報ってワクワクしますね!「ここって時間帯が良いねー」「あ、ここ、ボーナス多い!」と1人で楽しんでいます。今はネットで求人情報が見られるから便利ですね!姉の「元」旦那も私の「元」婚約者も復縁をしつこく言ってきますが、それは100%あり得ませんね。手に職を持った女は強いんです、二度と会いたくないですね!
  • 手術室の看護師に転職したそうな!

    ctw
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    子どもがよく入院するので、いつもお世話になる小児科の看護師さんともすっかり顔見知り。 でも、今年入院した時に、特に感じ良かった看護師さんの姿が見えませんでした。 こないだ、ショッピングセンターで買い物してると「〇〇くんのお母さん!」って声かけられました。 ママ友か?と振りむいたら見慣れない女性・・・でも、よく見るとその看護師さんでした。 白衣着てないと印象変わるもんですね!最初全然わかりませんでした。…
  • ツアーナース求人募集って何?

    ctw
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • Why Personality Types Matter

    ojohnson
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    I have a confession to make. I am absolutely obsessed with my Myers-Briggs test results. I’ve read every “What your MBTI test results mean” article I can find, and I’m constantly looking up my friends to try...
  • #SummerAbsChallenge: Let the fitness begin!

    ojohnson
    13 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Hey, everyone! I’m wasting zero time after finals and getting right back into the swing of things — both with the blog, and exercise. So, that’s why I’m kicking off my first ever #SummerAbsChallenge! What’s...
  • Awkward injuries and awesome books

    ojohnson
    4 May 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Alright, I’m like 11 days away from being done with my second year back in school and it is CRUNCH TIME, folks. And I’ve realized that I have a handful of things I want to...
  • THIS is your life

    ojohnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    All week long, I’ve been getting these little hints from the universe. These little moments that make me take pause. Think for a minute. Maybe it was when my sister messaged me. Stressed. Unsure. Concerned...
  • Update: Bruises, basil and bad weeks

    ojohnson
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Time for a little life update, don’t ya think? I finished my first ever 7K in 39:33. My goal was to get under 45 minutes because I hadn’t done a damn bit of training (okay, I...
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    Primally Inspired

  • Grain Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Paleo, Gluten Free)

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    Grain Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe I can’t wait for you to make this grain free Chocolate Zucchini Bread! It’s chocolatey, moist and SO delicious! It’s also made right in the blender so it’s super simple and clean up is a breeze. Love that! If you are looking for a delicious way to use up zucchini, you’ve got to try this easy recipe that we’ve been loving! It’s a crowd pleaser, too Grain Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread Quick How To Video: (The printable recipe is at bottom of this post) If you can’t see the video player above, you can…
  • Natural Remedy If Your Dog Is Scared Of Fireworks Or Thunderstorms

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:24 pm
      A Natural Remedy if your Dog is Scared of Fireworks and Thunderstorms   A few years ago when we lived on the water in Maryland, Hurricane Sandy hit our area. Right before we evacuated our riverfront home, one of our upstairs outside doors came crashing through the house, making a very loud bang. The open doorframe and strong winds caused another upstairs inside doorframe to crash and fall into the hall making another very loud noise. Thankfully, we were all downstairs and unharmed.    But ever since that incident, my normally carefree dog, Bently has been absolutely…
  • Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy – Immediate Itch Relief! Works on Bites, Stings & Rashes, too!

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy – Works on bug bites, stings & rashes, too! This past weekend I got poison ivy for the first time in my life! Ugh! I was SO itchy, red and uncomfortable and I just needed some relief. I initially tried a few different natural poison ivy remedies, but nothing was giving me the relief that I needed.  So I reached for my 2, all-time favorite, natural remedies: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Bentonite Clay. I’ve used this powerful combination for years as a weekly deep cleaning face mask (best face mask ever!!!) and also as a remedy for bug bites,…
  • How To Make An Easy Probiotic Drink (with video!)

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:16 pm
    How To Make An Easy Probiotic Drink (And 14 ways to change your gut bacteria for the better!) In this week’s post and video, I’m showing you how to make an easy probiotic drink. It’s way easier than making Kombucha or Kefir. No scary, alien looking SCOBY’s to deal with and no multiplying kefir grains! If making kombucha has intimidated you in the past, I hope you’ll give this easy probiotic drink recipe a try. It’s SO simple – anyone can do it! This easy probiotic drink is also really tasty. It’s a little fruity and a little tangy and it’s even kid approved. But…
  • Homemade Tick Spray (with video!)

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Homemade Tick Spray This Homemade Tick Spray recipe contains a natural tick repellent that works so well at repelling ticks! I’ve been using Rose Geranium Essential Oil from the advice of my holistic vet as a natural tick repellent for the last 3 years. And it’s kept my family and my dog completely tick free in those years!  Which is kind of a huge deal because we live in the woods of Pennsylvania. Before I discovered Rose Geranium essential oil I was pulling a minimum of 3-4 ticks off my dog each day – Yikes! So you can imagine my excitement to have found something…
 
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    Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa

  • Tricks to Managing Summer Temptation

    MountainTrek
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Whether it's late-night barbecues or after-work glasses of wine, here are 6 ways to manage those summer temptations. The post Tricks to Managing Summer Temptation appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Vietnamese Salad with Steak

    MountainTrek
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Impress your friends at your next barbecue with this Vietnamese salad and steak recipe. The post Vietnamese Salad with Steak appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  •  Five Tips on How to Start Meditation

    MountainTrek
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:11 pm
    CEOs and sport stars do it. Now it's your turn. It's easy to start the practice of meditation – here are 5 tips that will help. The post  Five Tips on How to Start Meditation appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • LA Times Features Mountain Trek

    MountainTrek
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:14 pm
    America's most popular West Coast newspaper has just features Mountain Trek in an article about wellness travel. The post LA Times Features Mountain Trek appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Why Mountain Trek Is The Perfect Girls Getaway

    MountainTrek
    11 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    We reveal why you and the girls should visit Mountain Trek. (And don't worry: what happens at Mountain Trek, stays at MT.) The post Why Mountain Trek Is The Perfect Girls Getaway appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Charged Up For Another Year!

    GiGi
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    I like to consider myself a very giving person… However… Don’t mistaken GIVING for SHARING… Because a sharer… I am not. Especially… When it comes to… SALMON SKIN HANDROLLS!! Or really, any food on MY plate for that matter. Now if I give YOU food, by all means, shove your head right into it… Forks and knives? Those are for wimps! But again… Don’t you even THINK about diving head-first into my plate (or even look at me like you want to try [Read On!]
  • GMOs: They Might Be For Dinner

    GiGi
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    Remember how roughly two weeks ago… I wrote a blog post on genetically modified foods (GMOs)? No doubt there are GMOs in this Chick-Fil-A Burger! Well… Today I want to continue my rant but this time not as much from my perspective… But from my sister’s point of view. You see… She just popped her first child out (ouch!) and as a new mother, she wants the absolute best for her baby. Check out this little burrito! One of the things my sister wants [Read On!]
  • Pixar’s Inside Out Delivers… Pizza!

    GiGi
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    The movie Inside Out should come with a WARNING LABEL: WARNING: If you thought you were potty trained… This movie will have you laughing so hard you will, well, yeah… Thus attendance with your adult diaper snuggly fit is mandatory. Also, even the “macho-ist” of men will spring an eye leak when viewing this movie… So a box of tissues in you or your wife’s purse is a must. Or in other words: You will in fact experience a wide range of [Read On!]
  • Letting the Inside, Out: Fun Facts About The Movie, Inside Out

    GiGi
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    Being on the OUTSIDE just kinda sucks… WOMP. WOMP.  HOWEVER… everyone at Disney and Pixar knows this, which is why they decided to create the movie INSIDE OUT … A movie that dives into the emotions of a young girl named Riley, who is uprooted from her comfort-zone (the only place she’s known to call “home”) and “replanted” in an unknown territory where she is faced with many FIRSTS. And invited yours truly to get the INSIDE SCOOP on the who, what, when, where, why and [Read On!]
  • You Won’t Be Waffling Over This!

    GiGi
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    We tend to waffle over a lot of things… Such as: Whether or not we… Relate more to Batman, Superman or Spiderman Want the soup or salad with the lunch combo at the deli down the street… Screw it, you’re probably going for the French Fries… Should chance driving another hour even though the fuel gauge of your car says “I AM STARVING FOR GAS!” Or even… Need the vintage Led Zeppelin T-Shirt that’s being sold on eBay for $10,000. Trust [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Homemade Low Sodium Chicken Bouillon Powder

    Lydia Di Francesco
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    No one likes bland food. That’s why herbs and spices and things like bouillon cubes exist. But, have you looked at the sodium content in bouillon powders?! Yikes! Just 1/2 a tablet (950 mg of sodium) accounts for 40% of your daily value (and that’s calculated on a 2000 calorie diet). Health Canada recommends a sodium intake of 1500 mg/day. But, you don’t have to sacrifice taste in exchange for low sodium. You can make your own chicken bouillon powder in just a few minutes. Ingredients: • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes • 2 Tbsp onion powder or dried minced onion • 2…
  • I Want You to Skip Your Workout

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    They aren’t just for elementary school kids; jump ropes are a powerful tool that can blast your body in a short amount of time. A bonus is that they are small, portable and inexpensive, so they’re easy to use at home or when travelling. They provide a great cardio workout you can do almost anywhere. Benefits of jumping rope include better cardio endurance, balance, agility and coordination. To check that your rope is the right size, hold the rope under one foot; the handles should just reach your armpits. When jumping, hold hands at 10 and 2 o’clock and at waist height.
  • The 4 Worst Things to Do After Overeating

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Yesterday I ate too much. The day started ok, with a typical breakfast and lunch. Mid-afternoon I was at a friend’s for a little gathering. I didn’t show up hungry but over the course of a few hours I nibbled on the chips, popcorn, hummus and crackers, bologna and fruit. I didn’t stuff my face all at once but I know I ate more than I needed to, in total. Then I came home and had some torilla chips with the (excellent) homemade salsa my husband made. Dinner was steak and veggies (a fairly typical supper). We normally have fruit as an evening snack, which I ate, and then the…
  • 10-Minute Easy Tuna Patties {Recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    Do you ever have that moment when you come home from work, you’re super hungry, and there’s nothing ready to eat? Of course you have! We all have experienced that. In those cases, one of my go-to defaults is a tuna salad (meaning a salad with tuna on it, not the typical mayo-heavy kind). However, it’s good to switch things up so I created this super easy tuna patty recipe. All you need are the ingredients and 1 Tablespoon. Ingredients: 1 can of tuna 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp parmasan cheese 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning (or whatever herbs/spices you want to…
  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Throw Out Your Scale

    Lydia Di Francesco
    25 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    I’d like to introduce you to Heather, one of my online clients. Heather’s progress in the few months we’ve been working together provides the perfect example of why you should throw out your scale! Heather came to me wanting to lose body fat, increase muscle definition and generally feel better and have more energy. She was determined to put in the work at the gym and make some changes to her nutrition (which included eating MORE). Check out these amazing progress photos! As part of the online fitness coaching I do, clients submit progress photos bi-weekly along with their…
 
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • Prevention Strategies to Improve Your Well-Being

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-123.m4a   This week I decided to discuss something I am infinitely passionate about as a physician – health prevention. When I started this journey toward wellness, personal development and blogging a few years ago, it was spurned from my interest in preventive medicine. From there, I became more interested in lifestyle medicine and exploring the concept of true wellness.
  • Pause Before You Hit Send

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    “Emotional self-control – delaying gratification and stifling impulsiveness – underlies accomplishment of every sort” ~ Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blog-Post-122.m4a   We have all had those moments in this digital age when we receive an e-mail or a text, feel hurt or angry by it, and then proceed to immediately pour our emotions onto the screen. I have experienced this a few times in the past month, and…
  • Anatomy of a Father

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    21 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    “Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.” ~ Markus Zusak, The Book Thief Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blog-Post-121.m4a   As women, early on in childhood, we harness our nurturing instincts through societal norms such as playing with dolls and babysitting. Little girls often long to get married and have babies, then fortunately, our focus widens and we set various other personal goals for ourselves. As our society continues to…
  • 5 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance in Our Digital Era

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    14 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    “We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ― Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, & Wonder Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Blog-Post-120.m4a   Internet technology is big in our household. Along with my blog and social media presence, I do a lot of my work on e-mail, Word, Powerpoint, etc. My husband is a Radiologist and long…
  • Transitions – Are You Fearful or Fearless?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Post-119-Audio.m4a   What does the word ‘fear’ conjure in your mind? Is it an image of something you are afraid of such as spiders or needles, or is it something less tangible that holds you back? When we are younger, our fears are more often tied to concrete challenges as opposed to…
 
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    Dedicated Not Addicted

  • Canada Day Workout!

    Laura Clendenning
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Happy Canada Day! If you got your workout in today before hitting up some festivities, I commend you! As a little holiday treat, I thought I would share my workout of the day. It consisted of some upper body circuit training.   My physique goals right now are to stay lean for the Summer and to lean out my arms a bit. To do this I have switched up my style of training to higher reps and intense sessions. Here is what I came up with today: Circuit #1: – Bent over dumbbell rows – 20 reps – Seated dumbbell shoulder press – 20 reps – Push ups – 10 reps…
  • Should You Compete in a Bikini Competition?

    Laura Clendenning
    18 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Happy Victoria Day, Everyone! I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in Fort Saint John, B.C. for my 6th bikini competition. If you want to know more about it, please check out my YouTube channel where I share my journey. Have you ever thought about competing but aren’t sure if it’s for you? Check out my lists below to help you decide! If you would like to further discuss if competing is for you, please feel free to e-mail me directly (tufluvfit@gmail.com). I would be more than happy to chat with you, help you choose a competition, and even discuss the possibility of training…
  • 3 Tips to Shrink Your Waistline

    Laura Clendenning
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    I am going to share three things you can implement TODAY to help you shrink your waistline! 1) Drink more water. Did you know that you should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you are 120 lbs, you should be drinking 60 ounces of water each day. So how does water help with weight loss? Many times we confuse hunger for thirst. I recommend carrying your water bottle with you everywhere. If you get bored of drinking plain water, try adding in Crystal Lights, fresh lemon, or tea bags. 2) Get more sleep. Did you know that lack of sleep messes with your…
  • YouTube VLOGS

    Laura Clendenning
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Hey Everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you… I recently bought a video camera and plan on making a lot more YouTube videos. They will include full days with me, fun events, full workouts, and whatever else you request to see. This is my new channel art: The first series is following me through my preparation to my next bikini competition: Ft. St. John. I already have two Vlogs up so be sure to check them out below. If you want to be the first to know when I post a video, please subscribe to my channel. Some videos will be exclusively posted there. If you are thinking about…
  • Favourites | Quest Bars, The STACK, etc. *VIDEO*

    Laura Clendenning
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Today I share four of my favourite things. I actually filmed this video awhile ago but I am still using these products on the regular! If you guys enjoy my videos, I would love to start making more. Let me know by going to my YouTube channel and LIKE / SUBSCRIBE. By subscribing, you will be the first to know whenever I post a new video. Let me know what you would like to see next  in my YouTube discussion or in the video comments. Have a rad day everyone! If you live in Vancouver and you are a female I don’t know why you wouldn’t come to my bootcamp class tonight?! Click HERE for…
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    Skin Care Routine

  • Care For Your Skin With These Tips

    skincareadmin
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:50 am
    Looking after your skin doesn’t only improve how you look. Taking care of your skin is good for your overall health. You don’t have to buy expensive products in order to better your skin. This article can give you an good idea on how you can take better care of the skin. TIP! Exfoliate to remove dead skin. Using an apricot scrub, exfoliating glove, or even regular granulated sugar in addition to a normal mild face wash can help remove layers of dead skin. Moisturizer must be used daily. These products infuse your skin with moisture, making it appear supple and radiant. Dry skin is…
  • Easy To Follow Instructions For Getting Great Skin

    skincareadmin
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Basic skin care is important to a youthful appearance and glowing complexion. By taking care of your skin today, you will enjoy the benefits for the rest of your life. Failing to follow a skin care regimen not only hurts your looks, but also your health. TIP! If you are experiencing acne, try daubing on some apple cider vinegar. The cider will replenish moisture where acne has dried out your skin. One way to keep your skin smooth and youthful looking is to regularly exfoliate it. This helps to remove the excess dead skin which can give your appearance a lackluster look. It also allows the…
  • Confused By All The Information Available About Skin Care? Here are Some Simple Tips For Healthy Skin Care

    skincareadmin
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it is the first thing that people see. As such, it is crucial to have a good skin regimen to keep the skin young and healthy looking. Follow the helpful hints in this piece to ramp up your skin care success. Daily use of a moisturizer is vital to keeping your skin fresh and healthy looking. Moisturizers keeps skin looking healthy and prevent skin from drying out. During winter months, a moisturizer is a must as the cold makes your skin prone to drying and flaking. Additionally, moisturize will help your skin remain young looking. You can make…
  • Skin Advice To Keep Your Complexion Clear

    skincareadmin
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    There is more to excellent skin care than facials and beauty products. It involves the proper care and procedures to yield glowing, healthy skin. This article will help you devise a plan to attack the problems that your skin may face. TIP! A cleansing solution that contains lemon juice is great for treating oily skin, acne or over-sized pores. Use it once or twice every week to close pores and get rid of excess oil. Consider exfoliating your skin gently using a brush with natural bristles before you shower. This helps get dead and aging skin cells off the the skin, allowing smooth skin to be…
  • Skin Care Can Be Increased By Following This Great Advice

    skincareadmin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Skin is what covers you from head to toe. The condition of your skin can affect your self-esteem as well as your self-image. Keeping this fact in mind, here are some valuable expert tips to help you put your best face forward. Your lips’ skin is among the body’s most sensitive area. It is important to moisturize it regularly. This helps keep lips soft and protects them from UV damage. After you go to the gym, remember to take a shower to eliminate sweat. Just washing off your face isn’t going to be enough because there will still be bacteria on your skin which leads to…
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    Weight Loss Tips

  • Going From Strength To Strength With Wellness Coaches In Boston

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:25 pm
    By April Briggs Staying emotionally and physically fit is vital. It will help in all aspects in life and this is why wellness coaches in Boston can assist in so many different ways. There are individuals whose lives have been changed because of the kind of mentorship they have received. This is a lifestyle that needs to be approached from a unique way. Some people are skeptical about this type of approach, but once they begin to see the results they begin to see how worthwhile it is. Often it is not just the physical aspects of losing weight, but there is an underlying issue and this is what…
  • Guide To Knowing More About Crossfit Training

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    By Edna Booker Being healthy is a choice. If you do not have the determination to be fit, then you will surely not do anything about it and continue with the kind of lifestyle that you have. However, you must take note that if you do not take care of yourself, this would reflect back to you in a very bad way. There are several things that you can do to improve your health. For example, you can eat the right type of food. But you also need to do various types of activities for physical improvement. Today, there are several types of things that you can do if you decide to exercise. Today, there…
  • Important Cambridge Diet Information You Should Be Aware Of

    28 Jun 2015 | 1:36 pm
    By Edna Booker Cambridge diet has gained immense popularity over the recent years. Many people have turned to this particular diet plan as it helps them to loose weight at a fast pace and also, it doesn't have any significant side effects. Before opting for this particular plan, you should have Cambridge diet information about the six different steps that make up this plan. You should know that in order to opt for Cambridge diet, you're required to make an appointment with their consultant who will evaluate your physical health and then decide among the six steps, which one is best suitable…
  • Tips To Help You Hire Good Wood Fence Installation Denver CO Specialists

    28 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    By Bernadette Martin One of the many merits of the developments in modern technology is that you can search with regards to service providers easily. Many of them have online profiles that make it possible for you to acquire their contact info. Despite this, the challenge comes in when searching for professionals that might give you the solutions you need and just the way you need them. The technical advances have not reached the phase where you may sieve out the bad experts from the good. Take into account the tips listed below if you want to secure the services of dependable wood fence…
  • The Importance Of Medical Weight Loss Clinic Miami Lakes

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    By Elaine Guthrie There are very many crucial things in the life of a human being. Many people tend to value wealth accumulation most in their lives. This is due to the common belief that money is the most valuable resource in the world today. In as much as it is true that wealth is crucial, there are however more important things. The importance of medical weight loss clinic Miami lakes is very essential as well. These people are so busy running up and down in attempt to secure enough resources for their food and other needs that they tend to forget that their health is very crucial as well.
 
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    What's Nick Eating

  • How to Not Eat Meat at a Barbecue (and get along with meat eaters)

    Nick
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    The fourth of July is right around the corner and grills all across America will be riddled with hotdogs, hamburgers and chicken. In fact, it is estimated that we have been stockpiling 700 million pounds of chicken and 190 million pounds of beef for this glorious weekend. You might not want anything to do with all that meat. Here’s how to not eat meat this fourth of July while making sure you get along with all the meat eaters: 1. Eat something before you go to a barbecue. Unless your host has provided you with a detailed menu, the sad fact is that there may not be many meatless…
  • GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein Review

    Nick
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    I was not asked nor compensated in any way to write this GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein review. My intent is solely to help you make a more informed decision. GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein is marketed as “vegan, gluten free, GMO free, soy free and dairy free”… duh, it’s vegan. While a somewhat redundant description, it met the criteria I was looking for. If you are after protein, a serving of this (two scoops or 45 grams) will give you 20 grams of plant-based protein. Like hungry muscles after a killer workout, let’s break down these nutrients so we can understand it more.
  • Foods for Tendon Repair

    Nick
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A nasty case of posterior tibial tendonitis forced me to look at food through yet another lens. I asked myself, “self, what are good foods for tendon repair and health?” Keep reading to find out the answer and together we can build strong tendons! To feed the tendon, we must first understand the tendon. Tendons connect our bones to our muscles. Tendons are tough bands of fibrous tissue made from collagen. Remember collagen, because that will come up later. Unlike their pals, the muscles, tendons do not grow or heal quickly so it is important to keep them healthy. If you do injure…
  • Why Nihilist Arby’s Twitter Account is Suspended

    Nick
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Nihilist Arby’s has left the Earth to go dwell in a hell that it didn’t believe in. The account has been suspended because it was found guilty of roping us into a pessimistic, unproductive and damaging nihilist perspective. Furthermore, it constantly promoted stupid sandwiches and fake cheese sauce. Nihilist Arby’s alluring humor has been exposed as a cheap tactic to gain acceptance so that it could easily convince Twitter that life doesn’t matter. Furthermore, its motive is quite obvious now: it wanted to convince people that nothing matters because that is the…
  • Senator Tillis To Liberate US From Burdonsome Hand Washing Regulations

    Nick
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    I haven’t washed my hands today, nor will I let any silly regulations tell me to do so. Now our political representatives are starting to jump on board. America is “one of the most regulated nations in the history of the planet.” according to Senator Thom Tillis. Senator Tillis also explained that he would support Starbucks opting out of the “Employees Must Wash Hands” regulation as long as they post a sign that says they will opt out. What good is that regulation anyway? Those signs rarely indicate when an employee should wash hands and those signs never…
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    Silk Road Explore

  • On the gorges of Terskey Ala-Too

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeet at Manas airport. Bus to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Cholpon-Ata ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Cholpon-Ata ~5-6 hours (324km). On the way you will visit an open air museum of petroglyphs. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 1600m). MealsB L D AccomodationGuest House 3 Day 3: Cholpon-Ata - Karakol - Karakol valley ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Karakol valley by military…
  • Horseback Riding from Shamsi to Song Kul lake

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:38 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeet at Manas airport. Bus to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Shamsi valley ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Shamsi valley ~3 hours (100km). There will be short lesson about horseback riding and how to control your horse. You will ride your horse ~2-3 hours (5km). Overnight in the tents (Elevation: 2400m). MealsB L D AccomodationTents 3 Day 3: Shamsi valley - Shamsi pass ItineraryLeaving the campsite you…
  • Trip to the heart of the heavenly mountains

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:59 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeet at airport Manas airport. Bus to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Fairy Tale canyon - Tamga ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Tamga along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul ~4-5 hour (324km). On the way you will hike through Fairy Tale canyon ~1-2 hours (5km). Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 1700m). MealsB L D AccomodationGuest House 3 Day 3: Tamga - Jeti-Oguz valley - Kyzyl-Jar valley…
  • Horseback Riding: Turgen – Aksu – Altyn-Arashan

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:57 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeeting at Manas airport. Transfer to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Jeti-Oguz valley ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel to Jeti-Oguz valley ~6-7 hours (390km) and you will hike to waterfall ~2-3 hours (5km). Overnight in the yurt camp (Elevation: 2300m). MealsB L D AccomodationYurts 3 Day 3: Jeti-Oguz valley - Turgen-Aksu valley - Bozuchuk pass ItineraryLeaving the yurt camp you will travel to Turgen-Aksu…
  • On Horseback in the unique Tien-Shan

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:37 pm
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Bishkek ItineraryMeet at Manas airport. Bus to the guest house ~40min (25km). Bishkek City tour. Overnight in the guest house (900m). Meals_ L D AccomodationGuest House 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Tamga ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul lake to Tamga ~5-6 hours (324km). Overnight in the guest house (Elevation: 1700m). MealsB L D AccomodationGuest House 3 Day 3: Tamga - Barskoon valley - Arabel valley ItineraryLeaving the guest house you will travel via Barskoon valley to Arabel valley ~1-2 hours (80km). There will be…