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  • New 3D Tissue Printing Technique Being Adapted to Culture Adult Neural Stem Cells

    Medgadget
    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Adult neural stem cells are thought of as having a lot of potential for therapeutic applications, but they are fragile and difficult to keep alive in cell culture media (Petri dishes), making them a challenge to study. In order to provide a more hospitable environment, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working on printing 3-D tissues that will stay alive and supply the neural stem cells with nutrients and oxygen. The researchers created a 3-D tissue printer that lays down cells, hydrogels, and other components layer by layer. They also mimicked vascular channels that…
  • Top medicine articles for July 2014

    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes' http://buff.ly/1hTE5RuDoctor’s Salaries Are Not the Big Cost - NYTimes http://buff.ly/QWe2lx -- "There is a startling secret behind America’s health care hierarchy: Physicians, the most highly trained members in the industry’s work force, are on average right in the middle of the compensation pack. That is because the biggest bucks are currently earned not through the delivery of care, but from overseeing the business of medicine.The base pay of insurance…
  • How dangerous is that sunburn?

    CNN.com - Health
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how applying sunscreen everyday can help you live to 100.
  • Stress Release Yoga Sequence

    Health Blog
    Health Blog
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    For women having breast cancer in the process of radiation therapy, yoga provides unique benefits other than reducing fatigue. Researchers revealed that although fatigue had been counteracted with basic stretching…
  • Top stories in health and medicine, July 28, 2014

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    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: Time to End Lethal Injection? The third botched execution of a death row inmate in a year should serve as proof enough that lethal injection won’t work as an execution modality. HIV Cure Still Years Away. The African journalist asked a simple, clear, and direct question: When, people want to know, will there be a cure for HIV? High Urate? Get Moving, Study Finds. Regular exercise significantly lessened the excess mortality risk associated with elevated serum uric acid. Does Healthy Pitcher’s UCL Size Matter? San Diego teenager Brady Aiken was in line to become…
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  • Care Inspires Care, celebrating our caring impact together

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Care Inspires Care, celebrating our caring impact together With the FIFA World Cup(TM) as the international stage, Johnson & Johnson looked to make the world a more caring place through Care Inspires Care(TM). From shining a spotlight on community... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 624082 30 ratings Time: 01:49 More in Education
  • New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Treatment

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    New Horizons Advancing Pediatric HIV Treatment More than three million children worldwide are living with HIV — 91 percent of which live in sub-Saharan Africa. This new collaborative commitment, New Horiz... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 401 5 ratings Time: 02:33 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson Presents Stories of Care: Gabriel and Marylia

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    Johnson & Johnson Presents Stories of Care: Gabriel and Marylia One act of care can change the course of a lifetime. Watch how a kind gesture forever affected the lives of two strangers, Gabriel and Marylia, at the 1950 F... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1391853 63 ratings Time: 01:25 More in Education
  • Nahum Mendez Sanchez on tackling hepatitis C: moving towards an integrated policy approach

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Nahum Mendez Sanchez on tackling hepatitis C: moving towards an integrated policy approach Nahum Mendez Sanchez, Hepatologist, Medica Sur Clinic and Foundation, Mexico, looks at the prevalence of hepatitis C in Mexico and the educational programmes... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 97 2 ratings Time: 04:58 More in Education
  • Dr Isabelle Lonjon-Domanec on tackling hepatitis C: Moving towards an integrated policy approach

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Dr Isabelle Lonjon-Domanec on tackling hepatitis C: Moving towards an integrated policy approach Dr Isabelle Lonjon-Domanec, European Therapeutic Area Medical Leader Infectious Diseases, Janssen, explains why Janssen have supported this important report ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 209 3 ratings Time: 01:35 More in Education
 
 
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    WebMD Health

  • Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows.
  • Migraines: 5 Lifestyle Habits to Make

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    WebMD reports on the lifestyle habits that may help you manage your migraines.
  • Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests and dose adjustments like the old standby drug, warfarin.
  • Agave: Calories, Nutrition Facts, and More

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Agave has become a popular sweetener for people looking for natural alternatives to white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. But is agave really any healthier?
  • Help! My Kid Is a Jerk!

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Your little angel can sometimes have obnoxious moments. If your kid is a jerk, find out from WebMD when it's just a phase and how you can teach better behavior.
 
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    The Chart

  • Acetaminophen may not relieve back pain

    Jacque Wilson
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Doctors often suggest taking acetaminophen for low back pain relief. But according to a new study, the popular painkiller isn’t any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside. A study published Thursday in The Lancet found patients who took acetaminophen for low back pain had the same recovery time as those who took a placebo, or sugar pill. The study was partially funded by GlaxoSmithKline, a company that manufactures drugs containing acetaminophen. Researchers in Australia looked at 1,643 patients with acute low back pain. Each was assigned to a…
  • Genetics play a bigger role than environmental causes for autism

    Jacque Wilson
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Genetics plays more of a role in the development of autism than environmental causes, according to new research published Sunday in Nature Genetics. The study found that 52% of autism risk comes from common genes, while only 2.6% are attributed to spontaneous mutations caused by, among other things, environmental factors. “These genetic variations are common enough that most people are likely to have some,” said Joseph Buxbaum, a researcher at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and one of the lead authors on the study. “Each one has a tiny effect on autism risk, and many hundreds or…
  • Babies want to speak as early as 7 months

    mfalco
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Babies usually start speaking by their first birthday. But new research suggests talking to your baby stimulates his brain well before she utters those first words. For the study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors compared how 7- and 11-month-old babies from English-speaking families processed sounds from English and Spanish. Researchers at the University of Washington looked at 57 babies who were 7, 11 and 12 months old. The babies sat in an egg-shaped, noninvasive brain scanner that measures brain activation and listened to…
  • Child medication measurements confuse parents

    Jacque Wilson
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Do you know the difference between teaspoons and tablespoons? Many parents don’t, according to a study published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which found more than 10,000 calls to the poison center each year are due to liquid medication dosage errors. The study says part of the reason parents may be confused is because a range of measurement units – such as teaspoons, tablespoons and milliliters – are often used interchangeably on labels for prescription and over-the-counter medications. Parents who used the teaspoon and tablespoon dosage were much more likely…
  • 5 studies you may have missed

    Jacque Wilson
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other. Motörhead is one of the most hardcore rock ’n’ roll acts on Earth Journal: The Lancet That Motörhead has the reputation as one of the most hardcore rock’n’roll acts on earth may not surprise you. But finding evidence to support this claim in one of the major medical journals might. According to a case study…
 
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    New Republic

  • Dr. Strangelove Explains Why the Obamacare Lawsuits Make No Sense

    Jonathan Cohn
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    Most of the health policy wonks I know are baffled by these new legal challenges to Obamacare—the lawsuits that one federal court rejected last week but another one approved, and then got more attention thanks to some 2012 comments by one of the law’s outside architects. If you want to know why
  • Europe's Fears About Sanctioning Russia Are Overblown

    Julia Ioffe
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Over the weekend, the European Union named the next set of Russians and Ukrainians it was not going to allow onto its territory, and it was a doozy as far as European lists go. Banned from holding assets in and t
  • Here's One Reason We Need Immigrants

    Zach McDade
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The politics of immigration can be a bit unpredictable. A case in point is the way some prominent conservatives are talking about the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America. Most right-wingers, along with the leadership of the Republican Party, are talking about nothing except tightenin
  • Science Is Changing What It Means to Be Dead

    Judith Shulevitz
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    There are worse ways to die than by freezing. To be sure, it’s extremely unpleasant, but only for a while. At first, the cold gnaws at your skin, which soon goes slightly numb, the blood shunted away from the surface to protect your inner organs. Your body shakes as it tries to gin up heat, your h
  • Why Plane Disasters Won’t Make People Afraid of Flying

    Alice Robb
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    An Air Algerie plane crashed in Mali on Wednesday, killing 116 passengers and bringing last week’s “air death toll” to 450. Reports of one plane-related disaster after another are enough to put e
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    Digg: sex Stories

  • Control Returned To Beleagured Sex Gecko Satellite

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    These aren't our illustrious orbiting sex geckos, but they are the experiment's ground-based control sex geckos, and that's almost as good!
  • 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.
  • How To Get Your Sex Tape Off The Internet

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    How hard is it to remove a sex ually explicit video you've made from the horny corners of the internet?
  • The 90-Year-Old Sex Guru

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Sex education is a controversial issue in India, but one man has done more than anyone to promote discussion of the subject. Dr Mahinder Watsa's unusually frank and funny daily newspaper column has become a cult hit. But why does the country that gave the world the Kama Sutra need a straight-talking 90-year-old to teach it about sex ?
  • Visit Shh, The Posh New Sex Camp For Women In England

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    tweet share on facebook pin it share on google+ More Sex , Please At a posh all-women retreat, hedonism and hard work go hand in hand.
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Robot Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    When I was a kid, I had a pretty clear vision of the future. And all of my ideas about what the future would hold came directly from television and movies. Perhaps I wasn’t a terribly imaginative child … but I digress. I figured we’d all have flying cars, a la the Jetsons, by the time I was grown. And I figured kids of the future would ride hover boards instead of boring old skateboards. TV and movies also gave me the impression that we’d all have a lot more robots in our lives. I, personally, was looking forward to fewer chores thanks to my own Rosie. While I haven’t heard much in…
  • Need a FeedBlitz API Key? Permission Granted

    Phil Hollows
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    FeedBlitz API key generation has now been made automatic; the prior manual approval process has been eliminated. Meaning: You can use our API keys in third party integrations without delay. Implication: More uses for FeedBlitz’s APIs are coming soon. Access: Log in to your FeedBlitz account, it’s under My Account | API Keys in the left sidebar. Restrictions: None beyond the requirement that you must be a premium FeedBlitz publisher. By the way: If your current API key appplication was still pending under the prior policies, simply cancel it and then generate a new key.
  • How LinkedIn Works for Your Brand

    Serhat Pala
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Serhat Pala Most of us begin our days by checking for messages on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Then we end our days posting updates and catching up with friends and family on Facebook and the other social media networks. Over 54 percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Some users check their accounts more than 10 times per day, according to data from Deloitte. But social media is not just Facebook. While Facebook still rules the roost, social media comes in all shapes and sizes: From photo and video sharing sites to social bookmarking to instant messaging to social…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I had a realization while looking at photos taken on a recent cross-country road trip to Oregon. There were typical “standing happily next to road sign” photos, some “standing looking not-so-happy next to cars loaded down with luggage” photos, and, I’m ashamed to admit, more than one photo of me and my 19-year-old niece standing (or sitting) side by side, both staring at our iPhones. I guess you could say we’re both addicted. I’m not rude about it—at least, I don’t think I am. I don’t keep my phone on the dinner table. I don’t glaze over and scroll through my phone when…
  • The Real Truth About SEO Success

    Simon Ashton
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Let’s be honest, on the ladder of trustworthiness, search engine consultants fall somewhere between lawyers and members of Congress. But nobody seeks us out at parties for our stories or makes Netflix shows set in the world of SEO. No, instead you have two choices when it comes to SEO. You’re either the nerdy Poindexter, sitting alone at his computer, muttering about meta descriptions and H1 tags, or worse, a snake oil salesman, promising the world that if you’ll just spend thousands of dollars on some magic formula that never quite seems to be finished, you’ll win the Internet.
 
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicentre

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Sierra Leone's president visited the epicentre of an Ebola outbreak on Monday as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus. It was Ernest Bai Koroma's first visit to the northeastern district of Kailahun since the start of the epidemic that has killed some 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), making it the worst outbreak ever. The president headed to Kailahun by helicopter after a prayer session at the national stadium to mark the end of the Muslim month of fasting. Koroma, a…
  • U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens. Republicans from the House Energy and Commerce Committee said they sent a letter on Monday to the CDC director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, asking him to explain why the leading U.S. public health agency was unable to detect systemic problems involving the handling of deadly agents dating back to 2010. ...
  • Sierra Leone president visits Ebola epicenter

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Sierra Leone's president visited the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak on Monday as West African leaders stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus. It was Ernest Bai Koroma's first visit to the northeastern district of Kailahun since the start of the epidemic that has killed some 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), making it the worst outbreak ever. The president headed to Kailahun by helicopter after a prayer session at the national stadium to mark the end of the Muslim month of fasting. Koroma, a Christian, told…
  • LabStyle gets Israeli approval to market diabetes meter

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    LabStyle Innovations Corp said on Monday it has received approval from Israel's Ministry of Health to sell its Dario smart meter for diabetes in Israel. The market launch of Dario began in late March in the United Kingdom, Italy, and New Zealand. In early 2014 LabStyle said it filed an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the Dario system.
  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
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    WHO news

  • WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. “For years, viral hepatitis has been largely neglected,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General at WHO. “But now we are beginning to see greater awareness and global momentum building to tackle it.”
  • WHO Statement on Mr Glenn Thomas, WHO Media Officer who died in the MH17 plane

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    It is with deep sadness that we have to inform you that WHO lost one of our colleagues on the Malaysian Airlines crash yesterday. Glenn Thomas from the Department of Communications was travelling to the International AIDS Conference in Australia. His twin sister says he died doing what he loved. Glenn had been with WHO for more than a decade. He came here from the BBC and spent many years providing communications support to the TB Department. Since 2012 he had been working on the media team in the Department of Communications, regularly hosting press conferences and working with journalists…
  • Stop TB Partnership Board to move secretariat

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    WHO welcomes the decision by the Stop TB Partnership (STBP) Board to move its secretariat’s hosting and administrative arrangements, which have been provided by WHO since the partnership was founded in 2001, to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The move will occur early in 2015. The move will not change the close and complementary collaboration and working relationship between WHO and the STBP as they fulfil their respective mandates. WHO will continue its leading role in the fight against tuberculosis, setting global policy and targets, leading work to establish norms…
  • WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO. These people are most at risk of HIV infection yet are least likely to have access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. In many countries they are left out of national HIV plans, and discriminatory laws and policies are major barriers to access.
  • Member States commit to reduce preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and lung disease

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    UN Member States have reaffirmed their commitment to take bold measures to reduce the avoidable burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). These ailments, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and lung disease kill 38 million people every year, many of them before they reach the age of 70. Most of these largely preventable deaths occur in developing countries, where this epidemic threatens to undermine social and economic development. Member States, gathered for the second time in 3 years at the United Nations in New York to discuss this topic, pledged to intensify efforts to…
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    Experience Life

  • Take Action ChallengeWeek 4 Overview: Transform screen time

    Experience Life Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Overcoming Barriers “I’ve been on the go all day and TV time is my relaxation time.” Though it’s tempting to crash in front of the TV after a long day, spending too much time in front of a screen messes with your metabolism, turns your muscles to mush, and makes unhealthy, mindless snacking way too easy. It also doesn’t give your parasympathetic (“rest and relax”) nervous system a chance to kick in, which can inhibit your sleep later. “A few minutes of exercises isn’t going to do much — if I can’t make time for a real workout, why…
  • LINK LOVE: Brain Test, Mindful Texting, Reducing Toxic Flame Retardants, and More

    Casie Lukes
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome back to LINK LOVE! Every Friday, we highlight some of the most interesting healthy-living tidbits we’ve gathered from around the Web, and this week we’ve found a ton of great ones. We cover fitness, nutrition, quality of life, and health and wellness — and some “just-for-fun” stuff, too! Come across something you think we’d love? Tweet it at us, post it to our Facebook page or email us at experiencelife@experiencelife.com with the subject “LINK LOVE.” This week we’ve pulled together some inspiring information from Brain-Test.net,…
  • Our Favorites: September 2014 Nutrition Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Super Snack These protein-packed blends from Navitas Naturals combine organic nuts with tasty superfoods like maca powder and goji berries. About $6–$10 at natural markets or www.navitasnaturals.com. Keep Your Cool U-Konserve’s nontoxic, reusable ice packs come in sweat-free covers made from recycled plastic bottles. About $10 from www.kidskonserve.com. Tower of Power This handy stacking tiffin lunchbox from Sanctus Mundo makes it a joy to take a full healthy meal with accompanying side dishes to work or school. $23 from www.mightynest.com or www.sanctusmundo.com. Carry Water Stout,…
  • Our Favorites: September 2014 Fitness Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Improve Your Swing The Swingbyte analyzer is like having your own personal golf coach. A sensor attaches easily to your golf club and delivers a 3D image of your swing to an app on your mobile device or tablet — and includes tips for refinement. $169 from www.swingbyte.com. Bar None Free of gluten, soy, dairy, and refined sugar, Skout Organic Trailbars taste better than they sound. Made in Oregon from organic fruits, nuts, and little else. About $3 at natural markets or from www.skoutorganic.com. Proud Heritage Sanborn canoe paddles are crafted and hand-painted in Winona, Minn., with…
  • Our Favorites: July/August 2014 Lifestyle Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Rest Easy By the Yard makes handsome lawn and porch furniture from recycled milk jugs. Its Adirondack chair is built for long and leisurely sitting, and it has wide arm rests that comfortably support a cup of coffee or a cold lemonade. Starting at $319 from www.bytheyard.net. I Spy Ideal for tucking in a backpack or jacket pocket on a nature walk, these illustrated guides from Nature Study Guild Publishers put you on a first-name basis with flowers, ferns, and trees. About $5 apiece from www.naturestudy.com. Get Grounded Barefooters provide the comfort of bare feet and the protection of a…
 
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    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog

  • Chris Christie Fat Jokes: Burden or Boon? The Answer Might Surprise Us

    CalorieLab
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “NASA released pictures of earth taken from 900 miles away. From 900 miles away, you can make out the Great Wall of China. In Newark, you can make out the governor of New Jersey.” – David Letterman, 7/23/13 “In New Jersey, they re-elected Chris Christie by a HUGE margin. Is there any other way? – Craig Ferguson, 11/5/13 “Yesterday, Christie gave a 107-minute press conference. The last time Christie talked for 107 minutes, he was ordering at IHOP.” – Jimmy Fallon, 1/10/14 I have posted about Governor Chris Christie before, and although some of…
  • The Lesson of ‘Doubly Labeled Water’: We Underestimate What We Eat and Overestimate Our Activity

    CalorieLab
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Preparting for a Doubly Labeled Water Test – (CC BY-NC 2.0) Michael Wyszomierski I’ve written in the past about how important it is to do the calorie math to control our weight, calories available versus calories used. Calorie availability refers to intake, uptake and distribution of calories, i.e., eating, and calorie use to activity level and the burning of calories. This way, you’re able to account for factors such as metabolic rate, the influence of disease, hormonal levels, drug usage, and the intensity and timing of exercise activity. But if there were a test for…
  • The Truth about Gluten: It May Not be Such a Problem after All

    CalorieLab
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Whatsername?/Flickr Gluten is nowhere near the bogeyman that many think it is We seem to be, as a nation, currently in the grip of a kind of “gluten-free” mania. We have become so spooked by the idea of gluten in our diets, let alone our bodies, that you’d think the stuff was radioactive. It has gotten to the point that “Gluten free!” is now what “No trans fats!” used to be: a virtual requirement in savvy food product labeling. There are dozens of food items that have never had a molecule of gluten in them that now proclaim themselves…
  • Dr. J on Medical Condition Terminology: Critical, Serious, Fair, Good, and Guarded

    CalorieLab
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Navy Medicine/Flickr INT. FOYER OF THE CHEZ J MANSION – LATE EVENING It was a hard day’s evening. I had been in the operating room from early morning and had just gotten home. The phone rang. “Dr J, I am a reporter from the Sun and you are the surgeon of record for the County Commissioner’s son. What is the patient’s condition?” I thought for a few moments. “Ah … guarded,” was my fatigued reply. “Guarded? What does that mean?” My mind said, “I’m not really sure, but I’ve heard that on the TV soap…
  • Researchers: Subtract 10 years of aging by avoiding smoking and other negative lifestyle behaviors

    CalorieLab
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Preventative Medicine In a recent CalorieLab column, I wrote about the six healthy lifestyle behaviors that needed our compliance. Now a new study out of Switzerland confirms that not only will these actions add years to our lives, but it has produced a chart that predicts at what age we’ll die based on our lifestyle behaviors. Although the idea the a healthy lifestyle will delay aging, this new study is one of the first to demonstrate, as lead author Eva Martin-Diener puts it, that “[a] healthy lifestyle can help you stay ten years younger.” Smoking, junk food,…
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • From ‘Heathers’ to ‘Ghostbusters’: 6 of the Best ’80s Movies Now Streaming Online

    Abbie Stutzer
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Everyone loves to relive the 1980s. Whether you relive the ’80s by wearing a hair band t-shirt you snagged from a garage sale, or by donning a scrunchie to the gym, it’s fun to turn back the clock every so often. This week, relive the neon-clad decade by watching some of the best ’80s movies now available online. Streaming on Netflix 1. “Heathers”: This strange coming-of-age ‘80s flick was released in 1989. It follows Veronica, a high school popular girl, as she tries to break the hold the other popular girls have on her high school. After she meets J.D., a wacky new…
  • The Shocking Truth About Vitamin C Serum (and the DIY You Should Use Instead)

    Krissy Brady
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here’s what beauty companies aren’t telling you about vitamin C serum – and what to do about it. Vitamin C is a big deal in skin care products: Among its many benefits, it enhances collagen production below the skin’s surface, helping to prevent and soften wrinkles and fine lines. It also brightens skin, prevents sun spots and fights free radicals. For these reasons and more, vitamin C serum has become an uber-important staple in our daily beauty routine – it’s practically a Jill of all trades… right? Wrong. While it’s true vitamin C does all of these wonderful things for your…
  • The No-Diet Diet Plan: Foodie Underground

    Anna Brones
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    ColumnWhat does my diet plan consist of? Nothing, it’s not really a plan at all. We’ve discussed diets before on Foodie Underground, but we’re going to do it again. Because it’s a conversation that’s worth having more than once. A while back, a friend asked me, “Are you ‘gluten-free’ or just ‘good bread only’?” I loved that question. I am for the most part gluten-free, but as my friend assumed correctly, if there’s good bread, made with good ingredients, I’ll eat a little of it. Call it the “no crappy…
  • Arugula Salad Vegan Pizza Recipe

    Sharon Palmer
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here’s how you rethink your plate: a fresh green salad and whole grain pizza all in one meal that you can whip up in 45 minutes. Now that’s quick and delicious eating for even the busiest night of your week! This vegan pizza recipe delivers health and flavor.  Arugula Salad Pizza Recipe Makes 8 servings (1 slice each) Active preparation time: 13 minutes total preparation time: 45 minutes  Ingredients Whole grain pizza dough (see Notes) or one 16-ounce (454 g) package refrigerated whole grain pizza dough, or whole grain pizza dough prepared from a mix Cornmeal for sprinkling ¹∕³ cup…
  • Full Moon Freakout: Study Finds Lunar Phases Matters

    Sara Novak
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lunar phases matters, a full moon means an unmistakable restless energy. I’m proof positive that full moon freak outs are real. It was a gorgeous Friday night at the beach. I should have been relaxed, enjoying myself. But a nervous energy was weighing me down, making me question myself and others. It didn’t take me long to look up at the sky and figure out the culprit. A recent study on lunar phases proves what I’ve long known to be true.A team of researchers in Sweden concluded that more people are sensitive during a full moon and sleep an average 20 minutes less. However,…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Five Ways to Leverage Your Team’s Strengths to Effect Positive Change in Your Practice

    Heidi Jannenga
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Last month, I wrote about how my company is planning to leverage a strategic partnership opportunity to impact our industry in a huge way. Today, I wanted to bring it back down to the individual level and talk about how you, as a leader, can leverage your team’s strengths to effect positive change in your […] The post Five Ways to Leverage Your Team’s Strengths to Effect Positive Change in Your Practice appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Deeper Reflections from Manipalooza & “The Rollercoaster of Professional Life”

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    From my colleague Dr. John Zapanta July 2014 will be my anniversary of practicing physical therapy for 2 years. May 2012, I gradu-ated with the most expensive thing I have ever owned – a piece of paper that said “Doctor of Physical Therapy”. Through the short but career shaping fruitful 2 years of being a […] The post Deeper Reflections from Manipalooza & “The Rollercoaster of Professional Life” appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Reflections on Manipalooza 2014

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Thanks to my colleague John Zapanta for sharing his reflections with the EIM community. Last May from the 17th-19th the Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists (ColPTs) team closed its doors to attend “Manipalooza” an event held by Evidence in Motion (EIM) at the University of Colorado Denver. Manipalooza is a specialized physical therapy (PT) conference described as […] The post Reflections on Manipalooza 2014 appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Returning to our Roots: Integrating Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Physical Therapy

    Craig A. Fox
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    One of the frustrations I’ve had over the years involves the idea of specialization.  From a student’s initial clinical rotation where they work on a specialization team or patient type, to their first job where we integrate new graduates into a department’s team role, to the clinical specialist that is phenomenal in their specialty but […] The post Returning to our Roots: Integrating Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Physical Therapy appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • 5 Things Learned Via Mountain Biking

    Selena Horner
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    The wisest advice I ever received 4 years ago from a high school buddy: Focus on where you want to be NOT on what you want to avoid. I had to get back with him on the value of that advice a year later when I tackled the same off road triathlon. He was perfectly […] The post 5 Things Learned Via Mountain Biking appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Finding Names

    Mel
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    After my aunt died this winter, I continued to work on the family tree on my own.  It was slow-going and frustrating.  I had filled in everything I could find on my own, and now I was just randomly Googling combinations of names with the hope of finding an obit or some synagogue announcement that […]
  • IComLeavWe: August 2014

    Mel
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • No IVF For You: Cutting Off Infertility Treatment Coverage for LGBT and Single Women

    Mel
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    I am somewhat stunned when ethicists propose policies that discriminate against groups of people.  The job of an ethicist is to hold society to a standard; to ensure that we’re comporting ourselves in a way that is just and humane.  So I question when any ethicist, such as Cristina Richie, asks society to create policy […]
  • 504th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    Ooooh, this is so trippy, but it totally worked for me. By this point, I get how he did it, but without touching the pause button or doing anything other than watch and play along (it’s only a minute video), tell me if it worked for you.  Make sure you watch all the way to […]
  • The Weirdness of Not Going to BlogHer

    Mel
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    This is the first year since 2008 that I’m not going to BlogHer.  It feels very weird to be reading about everyone else getting ready to go and not packing myself.  I mean, I know the vast majority of people reading this blog experience that yearly.  But consider how odd you would feel if you […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • What 3 words would OTHERS use to describe you?

    Carla
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    This flashback post is sparked by the interaction above.  As we move toward book release this post is more applicable than ever. A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this post at Mommalogues. I rarely visit the site yet when I saw a tweet containing the link/teaser below it snagged my attention. What three words would your kid(s) use to describe you? For two reasons. First, it reminded me how long it had been since I asked someone to define my brand for me. I’m a believer in the importance of defining one’s brand and in remaining consistent in all facets of brand messaging. The…
  • Progress – not perfectionIST (guest post).

    Carla
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Carla recently sent out a guest post request for the topic ‘Progress, not perfection.’ I jumped at the opportunity to guest post for her for a couple reasons. One, because I love reading words from this wise mizfit, and it’s an honor to contribute to her blog. Two, because it has been somewhat of a mantra for me. Perfectionism is a personal struggle. A struggle I’ve become better at taming. Some of my perfectionist faults are material. We recently bought a new house, and I want the house to be ‘perfect’ now. I want to buy ALL the things to make my house…
  • Venus, you looked STRONG out there today!

    Carla
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    (“photo” credit: the eight year old.) I felt strong, Carla! I’m in awe at how you juggle three tennis balls without breaking a sweat!  That’s amazing! Thanks! Ive worked really hard on this skill.  It took me forever to master, but now I rock it. Yep. I’m hanging over at Venus’ place today and we’re talking COMPLIMENTS. Giving. Accepting. And, most importantly, not doing the ole “brush off” move. Join me?   Venus Williams’ EleVen brand is a client.  This isn’t a sponsored post–but I do freakin love her and work…
  • Meditation #wycwyc style

    Carla
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Recently the Tornado had a hard morning.  She struggled. She was unable to lick her forearms. I was unable to help her feel better.  Mid-DoodleWalk she plopped and, as she phrases it, tried to compose herself.  It reminded me meditation need not be long or formal.  Meditation can happen anywhere at any time. Meditation is really 3 short steps: Stop walking & notice how your child self-soothes. Drop wherever you are and follow suit. Meditate as best you can and as fits your mood.     The post Meditation #wycwyc style appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
  • Everyone has a hard.

    Carla
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    (to The Chairman this is a hard) Ive long known everyone has a hard. Ive long believed in and been a champion of the quote: Recently Ive been more reminded of this than ever. Recently a few women—merely in passing and in the most matter of fact of ways—have shared their hard with me. I’d had no idea how HARD these women’s hards were. It’s not so much they silently bear their burdens and more they accept their HARD as a temporary part of life and shoulder it without complaint. Without complaint. (sometimes I wanna lament my hard) These women did not counter my…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Mo Farah Breaks 100m World Record...Well, In the Potato Sack 100m Anyway

    Scott Dunlap
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Olympic Double Gold-Medalist Mo Farah, more known for his 5k/10k prowess, finally got to add a world record to his resume....for the 100m potato sack race. Check the video here.His blazing speed of 39.91 seconds was good enough to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Will Usain Bolt retaliate?!?I wonder how hard it would be to find a world record to go after. If I was 90 years old, I could just grab three friends and do a relay and instantly set an age group WR like these guys.Unrelated - a quick note to Big Sur Marathon fans - if you want to run in 2015, you better get over there and…
  • Ugh...DNS for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Well, it appears I am a Do Not Start (DNS) for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m this Saturday. Even worse, it is all self-inflicted. AAAAGGGHH! (as Charlie Brown would say)It's a good lesson that even those of us who consider ourselves great time jugglers can blow it. A little over-scheduling leads to a calendar with no flexibility, and the the next thing you know, you're way off your training plan, sick a few days before the race, and exhausted before the race even begins. It's dreadful how easily it can creep up on you:I start the year, and my calendar is totally blank. I'm committing to TRT100!
  • Trails In Motion Film Festival Coming to Sunnyvale, CA on Aug 7th & 14th

    Scott Dunlap
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:43 am
    The Trails In Motion Film Festival is returning to California! On August 7th and 14th at 6pm, Robert Rhoades and the BayTrailrunners will host this fine collection of trail running-related films on the big screen at Sports Basement in Sunnyvale, CA. Tickets are selling quickly - you can get yours at UltraSignup. I attended the Trails In Motion Film Festival in Ithaca, NY, a few weeks ago and it is truly a blast! Each of the 11 short films/documentaries present an intimate glimpse into our beloved sport from all over the globe, whether it’s Spanish trail running champion Emelie Lecomte…
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • Why you have to take health articles with a grain of salt (or a ton, in this case)

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

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:03 am
    And we have another Duh Study for the Duh Study files.A couple of weeks ago, I came across a study that told radiologists that the newer CT scanners exposed their patients to less radiation than the older ones. Considering that this is one of the goals when researchers develop the new machines, I figured that was pretty well a Duh Study. Almost like telling physicians that oxygen helps people live (that was a comment from my editor for this client). But today I came across yet another Duh Study meant for radiologists. Did you know that the more experience you have reading mammograms,…
  • Final week blogathon round-up

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Week 4 is over and this week has been a bit challenging in terms of finding topics I wanted to write about. Here is what we discussed:Yesterday, June 28, I posted about three blogs I like, as well as a list of over 100 bloggers who were also participating in this blogathon.On Friday, I addressed a question I get frequently - "Have I read anything you've written?" Maybe...maybe not!Thursday's post was an excuse to write about my quilting, in a piece about how crafting is good for the brain. I put some nice photos too. :-)Wednesday's post was about soccer and head injuries. I watched the…
  • Over 100 bloggers!

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    28 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
    As a writer, I am fortunate to know many other writers - and several of them have blog, sites, or projects of their own. So today, I wanted to share with you three that I like. I hope I'm not hurting any feelings by not writing about all the blogs I like, but there would be so many and I'd still accidentally leave some out.Jennifer Fink, a nurse, health writer, and mom to four boys started a new venture last year, BuildingBoys.net. She has great stuff on the issues surrounding raising boys. In my opinion, it's worth reading even if you don't have a son or your sons are grown up. I know some…
  • Have I read anything you've written?

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    When people find out that I'm a health writer, one of the first questions I'm usually asked is "Do you write for magazines?" or "Have I read anything you've written?" The first question is easy - yes, I have. The second one, I'm never really sure what to answer. It's possible that you may have read something I wrote without knowing it.Much of what I write isn't bylined. That means it doesn't say "By Marijke Vroomen Durning" under the title or at the end. There are several reasons for this. I may be hired to write content for a site, as I do for Sepsis Alliance. I may write brochures or…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Top medicine articles for July 2014

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes' http://buff.ly/1hTE5RuDoctor’s Salaries Are Not the Big Cost - NYTimes http://buff.ly/QWe2lx -- "There is a startling secret behind America’s health care hierarchy: Physicians, the most highly trained members in the industry’s work force, are on average right in the middle of the compensation pack. That is because the biggest bucks are currently earned not through the delivery of care, but from overseeing the business of medicine.The base pay of insurance…
  • Pancreatic Cancer - 2014 update from Am Fam Physician

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Risk factors include:- family history- smoking- chronic pancreatitis- obesity- diabetes mellitus- heavy alcohol use- possible dietary factorsSymptomsBecause more than two-thirds of adenocarcinomas occur in the head of the pancreas, abdominal pain, jaundice, pruritus, dark urine, and acholic stools may be presenting symptoms. DiagnosisIn symptomatic patients, the serum tumor marker cancer antigen 19-9 can be used to confirm the diagnosis and to predict prognosis and recurrence after resection.
  • Exercise may keep you young - how exactly? (DW video)

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    How exercise keeps us young | In Good Shape - DW Interview - YouTube http://buff.ly/1hNElr1 -- The sports medicine expert Dr. Fernando Dimeo explains why. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Two years ago, Jon Lord, legendary Deep Purple keyboard player, "passed from Darkness to Light"

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Performed in front of a live TV audience, Deep Purple storm through 'Child In Time', featuring the classic Mark II line up of Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice/Blackmore:Jon Lord passed away on July 16, 2012 at age 71, from pancreatic cancer and pulmonary embolism.From Jon Lord's official website:Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.Best known for his Orchestral work Concerto for Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with…
  • Elbow Pain in Adults - 2014 review from Am Fam Physician

    14 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The elbow is a complex joint designed to withstand a wide range of dynamic exertional forces. The location and quality of elbow pain can generally localize the injury to one of the four anatomic regions: anterior, medial, lateral, or posterior. The history should include questions about the onset of pain, what the patient was doing when the pain started, and the type and frequency of athletic and occupational activities. What are the common causes?- Lateral and medial epicondylitis are two of the more common diagnoses and often occur as a result of occupational activities. Patients have pain…
 
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • What the public doesn’t see about pharma trying to buy influence

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    The big European Society of Cardiology world congress will be held in Barcelona next month. Larry Husten of Cardiobrief.org shared an invitation he received from a PR company, which read, in part: “…for an internal event organized by Sanofi Regeneron (PCSK9) on August 30 in Barcelona, we are looking for a moderator for the whole day to animate the plenary session of the meeting. This moderator should be able to speak in front of 250 people, to animate the different roundtables organized during the day between KOL, patients and Sanofi Regeneron teams, and to “interview”…
  • Robotic roundup: Useful? Or little clinical value?…”robotic invasion”…outpaces evidence

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Here’s another of our periodic roundups of robotic surgery news, some of which doesn’t get much attention in the mainstream news media. Forbes has hosted a little back-and-forth about robotic surgery in recent weeks.  First, Robert Pearl, MD, chief executive of the Permanente Medical Group, included a discussion of robotic surgery in his piece, “America’s Broken Health Care System: The Role of Drug, Device Manufacturers.” Excerpt: Laparoscopic surgery was a miracle advancement. Hardly the same story as the prostate surgery robot. Mention “robot” to most…
  • Niacin news provides another example of how surrogate outcomes don’t tell whole story

    Gary Schwitzer
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    In his weekly journal review, Dr. Richard Lehman points out another classic example of how you can’t jump to conclusions just because a drug has an impact on a surrogate outcome.  It’s the big stuff we should focus on – not the surrogates.  He writes: Niacin is an abundant natural B vitamin, which lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. What’s not to like? Well, niacin, unfortunately. In doses that make any difference to lipid levels, it is very likely to make you feel sick, get flushes and/or rashes, and/or feel muscle pains. So Merck decided to market it…
  • Journalists jump at chance to say “fart” in a story; botch what study & news release said

    Gary Schwitzer
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    This is like the old game of telephone. Communicate a message from person to person to person and watch how the original message disintegrates. The message in question started as a basic research paper in the journal Medicinal Chemistry Communications – entitled: The synthesis and functional evaluation of a mitochondria-targeted hydrogen sulfide donor, (10-oxo-10-(4-(3-thioxo-3H-1,2-dithiol-5-yl)phenoxy)decyl)triphenylphosphonium bromide (AP39) That journal is not quite on the regular reading lists of newsrooms around the globe.  Ah, but that’s why universities issue news…
  • One physician’s story: An Egregious Example of Ordering Unnecessary Tests

    Gary Schwitzer
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Harriet Hall writes on the Science-Based Medicine website about a 21-year old man seeing a board-certified family physician for a routine physical.  Excerpt: This young man is healthy, has no complaints, has no past history of any significant health problems and no family history of any disease. The patient just asked for a routine physical and did not request any tests; the doctor ordered labwork without saying what tests he was ordering, and the patient assumed that it was a routine part of the physical exam. The patient’s insurance paid only $13.09 and informed him that he was…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Reward and Risk: My Decision to Stay On An SSRI During Pregnancy

    Lindsay Maloan
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Nearly two years to the day after my overdue diagnosis of postpartum depression and anxiety, I found myself pregnant and still on an SSRI. We had been trying; I had done my research, consulted my OB and my Pediatrician for their thoughts on wether or not I should taper off of my medication prior to […] The post Reward and Risk: My Decision to Stay On An SSRI During Pregnancy appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you so much for sharing your story.
  • Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 2

    Esther Dale
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Trigger Warning: This is part 2 of a 2 part story (part 1 can be read here) of my misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis after giving birth in 2009. This post contains some references and details about Postpartum OCD, Intrusive Thoughts, miscarriage, and D&C. If you are feeling particularly vulnerable and prone to triggers, you may […] The post Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 2 appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent Commentslobbying health care planners and government is quite tricky, a ... by…
  • Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 1

    Esther Dale
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Trigger Warning: This is part 1 of a 2 part story of my misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis after giving birth in 2009. This post contains some references and details about Postpartum OCD and Intrusive Thoughts. If you are feeling particularly vulnerable and prone to triggers, you may want to avoid this post until a later […] The post Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis: Part 1 appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.        Related Storieswww.postpartumprogress.com/postpartum-depression-risk-factors-2How My Doctors Missed My…
  • The emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

    Esther Dale
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Trigger Warning: pregnancy loss, D&C If you are feeling particularly vulnerable/sensitive, you may want to skip this post or may need to stop reading part way through. If that’s the case, here’s a video of pandas playing on a slide. Actually, even if that’s not the case you may still want to watch the video […] The post The emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for this post. All too often we don't discuss infant ... by Lauren…
  • What if you’re not better?

    Robin Farr
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Last week was a big week here at Postpartum Progress. It was the site’s 10th anniversary, and therefore the 10th anniversary of Katherine’s start as a powerful advocate for women with postpartum depression and similar mood disorders. In celebrating that anniversary, you may have seen stories from a whole list of women who credit Katherine and […] The post What if you’re not better? appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for this. by KassOh how I wish I had read that six…
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    Medgadget

  • IMRIS Can Now Use Latest Scanners within VISIUS Intraoperative MRI System in Europe

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    IMRIS, a maker of surgical suites that feature MRI and CT scanners, just got cleared in Europe to introduce the latest MRI scanners into its VISIUS Surgical Theatre. The company will now be offering the Siemens Aera 1.5T or the more powerful Skyra 3.0T MRIs within the suite. The MR scanner can be rolled in and out of the operating room as needed and two ORs can be connected by the overhead rails to share one scanner. “These high-field intraoperative scanner options will give a hospital’s clinical team state-of-the-art applications and image quality that increase productivity,” said…
  • Heart and Respiratory Rate Detectors Integrated Into Seat Belts, Car Seats

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Readers of Medgadget are well aware of non-invasive heart and respiratory rate monitoring, but the technology that’s been getting popular for clinical patient monitoring is now being used to detect when car drivers are getting drowsy. Researchers from Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (Biomechanics Institute – IBV) in Spain led the effort to integrate sensors into a car’s seat and seatbelt that can continuously track the heart beat and breathing of the driver. The system compensates for vibrations arising from the car , as well as for the driver’s movement within…
  • New 3D Tissue Printing Technique Being Adapted to Culture Adult Neural Stem Cells

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Adult neural stem cells are thought of as having a lot of potential for therapeutic applications, but they are fragile and difficult to keep alive in cell culture media (Petri dishes), making them a challenge to study. In order to provide a more hospitable environment, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working on printing 3-D tissues that will stay alive and supply the neural stem cells with nutrients and oxygen. The researchers created a 3-D tissue printer that lays down cells, hydrogels, and other components layer by layer. They also mimicked vascular channels that…
  • Boston Scientific Releases POLARIS Intravascular Ultrasound System

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Boston Scientific has announced it’s releasing the POLARIS Imaging System, a device used with the company’s intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters. It’s designed for use with the company’s existing coronary, peripheral, and intra-cardiac catheters, as well as upcoming fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire and new IVUS catheters that Boston Sci expects to release soon. The company aimed to make the POLARIS more intuitive to use than previous generation IVUS systems, helping shorten procedure times, while assisting with image interpretation. The system has received both…
  • Incredible New 3D Imaging Technique Provides New Way to Study Beating Hearts (VIDEO)

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    A reconstructed beating heart of a zebrafish embryo with the muscle layer (myocardium) in red and the endothelium (endocardium and vasculature) in cyan. © MPI f. Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics/ Huisken While we know quite a bit about the heart’s dynamics, there are a lot of details that we surely are still unaware of that can be gleaned only if we could see inside the beating organ in situ. A team of researchers at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany has developed a new laboratory technique that allows them to image in 3D and at high…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • Blue collar concierge medicine is for everyone

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/stephen-c-schimpff" rel="tag">Stephen C. Schimpff, MD</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Part of a series. Is concierge medicine for everyone or is it just for the rich, the 1%? Most people assume it is for the elite and cannot be afforded by the common man, the masses. That is unfortunate because in many cases it can be quite affordable. Here are three examples. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • An interview with Jessie Gruman

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/lisa-gualtieri" rel="tag">Lisa Gualtieri, PhD</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jessie Gruman, who sadly died July 14, 2014, was someone I greatly admired as a person and as a patient activist. I interviewed her in late April for research I was conducting on patient activism, and she graciously allowed me to publish the interview, wanting, not surprisingly for those who knew her, to do everything she could to use her experiences to help others. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Top stories in health and medicine, July 28, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: Time to End Lethal Injection? The third botched execution of a death row inmate in a year should serve as proof enough that lethal injection won’t work as an execution modality. HIV Cure Still Years Away. The African journalist asked a simple, clear, and direct question: When, people want to know, will there be a cure for HIV? High Urate? Get Moving, Study Finds. Regular exercise significantly lessened the excess mortality risk associated with elevated serum uric acid. Does Healthy Pitcher’s UCL Size Matter? San Diego teenager Brady Aiken was in line to become…
  • Hospice patients can use functional improvement too

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alex-smith" rel="tag">Alex Smith, MD</a>
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    One of the skilled nursing facilities I work with has a hospice unit.  We occasionally have patients on the hospice unit who might benefit from physical therapy.  The physical therapists that see patients in the skilled nursing facility say they will talk with the patient about their goals, and if their goals are to maintain their current level of functioning, they will work with the patient.  If the goals are to improve their physical function, they cannot offer that type of support. This seems ridiculous. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage…
  • Contrave: A promising new approach in the fight against obesity?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-macklin" rel="tag">David Macklin, MD</a>
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    As a family physician whose practice deals exclusively in the treatment of obesity, it strikes me as remarkable how little we understand about the disease, which is Canada’s second-leading cause of preventable death. In every region of the developed world, obesity doubled in the twenty years between 1988 and 2008, according to World Health Organization, which now count more than a half-billion of Earth’s population as obese. The Public Health Agency of Canada says obesity costs our nation somewhere between $4.6 billion to $7.1 billion annually. And yet, the most effective long-term…
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    SharpBrains

  • Study: Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD in only 12 sessions?

    Dr. David Rabiner
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    Neurofeedback — also known as EEG Biofeedback — is treatment for ADHD in which individuals learn to produce and maintain a pattern of EEG activity that is consistent with a focused, attentive state. This is done by collecting EEG data from individuals as they focus on stimuli presented on a computer screen. Their ability to control the stimuli, for example, keeping the smile on a smiley face or keeping a video playing, is contingent on maintaining an EEG state consistent with focused attention. Overtime, individuals learn to do this during the training; neurofeedback proponents argue that…
  • Shaping the Brain Fitness Movement: Preliminary Summit Agenda unveiled

    SharpBrains
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    We are pleased to announce the Preliminary Agenda for the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014), featuring these world-class scientists, innovators and practitioners (and more coming soon!). Please consider joining us: Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Francisco Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of SharpBrains Bill Pren­ovitz, Global Prod­uct and Ser­vice…
  • Why “disorders of the brain” deserve at least equal attention as cardiovascular diseases and cancer

    SharpBrains
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    G20 World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Initiative Partners with EU Human Brain Project (DD&D): “According to the World Health Organization’s large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these “disorders of the brain” account for 13% of the global disease burden. This surpasses both cardiovascular diseases (5%) and cancer (10%). Countries with the highest rate of burden included the USA, UK, Russia,…
  • Brain Resource raising $7m to expand corporate brain wellness offerings

    SharpBrains
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    BRC $7 million capital raising to expand sales (Investor Communication): “Brain Resource Limited (“BRC”) is pleased to announce that it has binding commitments to raise approximately A$7 million…BRC has to date successfully sold its on-line MyBrainSolutions product into two very large U.S. Brain Health markets that have very high needs: US Corporate Employee Wellness programs (a $5B market); and Addiction Clinics (a $50B market). Customers and Distributors include Fortune 500 companies including Aetna, Cisco, Mercer, Nationwide, American Express as well as industry leading…
  • Debunking Myers-Briggs personality test: Can we pigeon­hole people?

    SharpBrains
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless (Vox): “The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is probably the most widely used personality test in the world…The only problem? The test is completely meaningless… The test claims that, based on 93 questions, it can group all the people of the world into 16 different discrete “types”…Even Jung warned that his personality “types” were just rough tendencies he’d observed, rather than strict classifications. Several analyses have shown the test is totally ineffective at predicting people’s success in various jobs, and that about half…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • California’s Proposition 46: Trial Attorneys Behaving Badly

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:16 pm
    By CALIFORNIA DOCTOR After more than a year of conspiratorial planning that would make Francis Underwood proud, California’s trial attorneys got a number assigned to an opaquely worded ballot initiative on Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits Initiative Statute.   As a result, “Proposition 46” could give California voters an unwitting hand in […]
  • No Mystery: Arizona Execution Lengthy Due to Drug Choice

    26 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    By KAREN SIBERT, MD There’s no mystery about why the July 23 execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona took so long. From the anesthesiologist’s point of view, it doesn’t seem surprising that the combination of drugs used—midazolam and hydromorphone—might take nearly two hours to cause death. Here’s why. The convicted murderer didn’t receive one component of […]
  • Half the Cost. Half the Jobs?

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    By JOE FLOWER Healthcare costs far too much. We can do it better for half the cost. But if we did cut the cost in half, we would cut the jobs in half, wipe out 9% of the economy and plunge the country into a depression. Really? It’s that simple? Half the cost equals half […]
  • Are Patient Privacy Laws Being Abused to Protect Medical Centers?

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    By CHARLES ORNSTEIN This story was co-published with NPR’s “Shots” blog. In the name of patient privacy, a security guard at a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, threatened a mother with jail for trying to take a photograph of her own son. In the name of patient privacy , a Daytona Beach, Florida, nursing home said it couldn’t cooperate […]
  • Halbig corpus interruptus

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    By Matthew Holt In more stunning proof that America’s 18th century style governing process just doesn’t work, a subset of a regional Federal court ruled against part of Obamacare. The Halbig ruling is certain to be overturned by the full DC court and then probably will stay that way after it makes it’s way through […]
 
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    Bad Science

  • Teaching science with bad science: resources for teachers

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

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    20 Jan 2014 | 4:38 am
    I have two problems with Blue Monday. One is that there isn’t really any good evidence for seasonal variation in mood: www.badscience.net/2009/01/part-432-in-which-i-get-a-bit-overinterested-and-look-up-waaay-too-many-references/ The other is that serious mental health charities have been getting involved in using it, when they should be holding a line, advocating for patients based on good scientific evidence. When these charities […]
  • My BMJ editorial: we need routine audit of missing clinical trials

    Ben Goldacre
    15 Jan 2014 | 5:44 am
    I wrote this editorial in the British Medical Journal with the magnificent Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at Oxford. It’s about the Public Accounts Committee, progress on publication bias, and a suggestion for routine ongoing audit to give actionable information for decision-makers on how much information is missing. … While […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • How “they” view “us” one more time: Poor, poor, pitiful Dan Olmsted

    Orac
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Just three days ago, I updated my ongoing series How “They” View “Us.” This time around, I used Mike Adams’ likening of various pro-science activists, including Steve Novella and myself, among others, to Nazis and compiling what appeared to be a hit list. In the process, I also discussed the antivaccine movement, in particular Age…
  • How “they” view “us,” Mike Adams and Kent Heckenlively edition

    Orac
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    I came so close. Yes, when I read the latest target subject of this piece of Insolence to be bestowed upon you today, I came so close to resurrecting a certain undead Fuhrer who used to roam this blog on a regular basis chomping brains and inspiring horrible Nazi analogies. Indeed, it’s been at least…
  • A sweaty crowdfunded misfire of science

    Orac
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    “Team aerobic” by Berner Kantonalturnfest 2010 (Utzenstorf, Bätterkinden, Kirchberg, Koppigen). Original uploader was Equilibrium suisse at de.wikipedia – Transferred from de.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Boteas using CommonsHelper. (Original text: http://www.ktf2010.ch). Licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0-de via Wikimedia Commons. Few people know better than I that times are tough in the world of biomedical research. It’s been…
  • Legal thuggery directed at Steve Novella and Science-Based Medicine

    Orac
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    If there’s one characteristic of supporters of dubious medicine, it’s that they detest criticism. Whereas your average skeptic might not like criticism—sensitivity to criticism being a human trait and all—science- and evidence-based criticism tends to drive dubious medical practitioners (and, I might add, promoters of various other forms of woo) into paroxysms of anger. Not…
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years

    Orac
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Only really long time readers will remember this, but back in the day (June 2005, to be exact), I discovered Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his antivaccine nuttery when he published his epically bad piece of antivaccine conspiracy mongering, Deadly Immunity, both in Salon.com and Rolling Stone (the latter of which doubled down on it…
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    World of Psychology

  • How to Deal with the Side Effects of Your Meds

    Michael Hedrick
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    When I was diagnosed with schizophrenia eight years ago, the first medication I took was called Abilify. It was a new drug, one that was supposed to protect against metabolic issues like gaining weight. It would’ve been fine but it had a nasty side effect no one told me about — the constant, restless feeling of needing to move. I couldn’t sit still and I was so uncomfortable that I’d take miles-long walks every day just to ease the feeling. I felt like I was about to jump out of my skin. That was a side effect called akathisia. Needless to say, it was so unpleasant that I demanded…
  • 8 Ways You Can Avoid Turning Help into Hurt in Relationships

    Eve Hogan
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Fortunately, we live in a society in which helpfulness and kindness are fairly common values. We typically consult with our friends on our troubles, help a neighbor out and offer problem-solving assistance to our spouses, family and friends. This is a beautiful thing. However, if we are not mindful, helpfulness and advice giving can be one very small step away from the less attractive behaviors of being passive-aggressive, manipulative, judgmental, attention-seeking and invasive. Here is when helpful crosses the line to hurtful: Giving advice when not asked. Advice and assistance are great…
  • Would Your Life Be Better if You Owned More Things?

    Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D.
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey Materialists are those who have a central life focus on acquiring more things. They often relate their happiness directly to their possessions while declaring these goods as both the main source of life satisfaction and a symbol of their success in life. The answer they give to the above question is a resounding “yes” — More is always better for the materialist. But does accumulating stuff make them happy? Previous…
  • Subtle Signs You May Have Adult ADHD

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    ADHD may be hard to spot in adults, because everyone can exhibit many of the symptoms, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating ADHD. Many people forget important things, get bored easily, daydream, get restless and fidget, he said. “What is often overlooked are the extent and frequency of these occurrences,” Olivardia said. Adults with ADHD deal with these symptoms on a daily basis, and they require great effort to manage, he said. For instance, Olivardia recalled falling asleep in his high school chemistry class because he was so bored. A…
  • Death in the Family: How I Found Myself After Losing My Mother

    Psych Central Staff
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:35 pm
    How I lost her but learned a lot about myself along the way. I would like to start this by saying that this isn’t a typical love story about a woman who wakes up one day and falls face first into self-discovery — but it comes pretty close. When I was sixteen, my mother died after battling breast cancer for the second time, passing through a rotating door of radiation treatments that eventually left holes in her lungs. I remember feeling empty. Like there was this large piece of me missing and I couldn’t find it — A hole in the center of my chest for everyone to see.
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • Obama Is About to Give You the Right to Unlock Your Phone

    Kiera Butler
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Ever wondered why you can't transfer your old phone to a new carrier? The practice, known as cellphone unlocking, is illegal. It probably won't surprise you that in the '90s, wireless carriers—who, for obvious reasons, wanted everyone to buy new phones and plans—lobbied for a ban. As I wrote last year, this ban isn't just annoying and expensive for consumers, it's also wasteful. We only keep our phones for an average of 18 months , and when we get a new one, the old one seldom makes it to a recycling facility. Many languish in desk drawers; some end up in the garbage. That means a…
  • PETA's Five Most Tone-Deaf Stunts

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Proving once again PETA is unfamiliar with how to a deliver meaningful publicity campaign, the animal rights group is now looking to score a win off poor people's thirst. Some background: The bankrupt city of Detroit has been shutting off its tap water to thousands of poor residents in order to force them to pay for nearly $90 million in overdue water bills. Advocates have slammed the move, calling out the city for eliminating a basic human right. The NAACP recently filed a lawsuit calling the shut down discriminatory, as most of Detroit's low-income residents are overwhelmingly black. It…
  • You'd Scream, Too, If You Were This Close to a Collapsing Iceberg

    Alex Park
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Climate change is melting ice at both ends of the planet—just ask the researchers who published two papers in May saying that a major expanses of antarctic ice are now undergoing a "continuous and rapid retreat" and may have "passed the point of no return." As the poles melt, icebergs are breaking off and drifting with greater ease, creating a world of problems for humans and animals alike. In Antarctica, warmer winters mean icebergs aren't held in place as they once were, and are now colliding with the ocean floor more frequently, laying waste to a complex ecosystem. In Greenland,…
  • Popular Anti-Science Site Likens Journalists to "Nazi Collaborators" Over GMO Coverage

    Mariah Blake
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Update: After this story went to press, Adams appended a note to his story likening journalists to Nazis. It reads: "After careful analysis, I have come to the conclusion that the Monsanto Collaborators website is a bait-and-switch trap engineered by the biotech industry in an effort to lure in support from GMO skeptics and then discredit them with some sort of insane 'call to action' of some kind....For the record, in no way do I condone vigilante violence against anyone." For years, Natural News—a conspiracy-minded alternative medicine website that attracts roughly…
  • Study Finds Kids Prefer Healthier Lunches. School Food Lobby Refuses to Believe It.

    Kiera Butler
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    From all of the commotion around the new federal school lunch standards, you'd think they were really Draconian. Republican legislators have railed against them. Districts have threatened to opt out. The School Nutrition Association (SNA), the industry group that represents the nation's 55,000 school food employees, has officially opposed some of them—and doubled its lobbying in the months leading up to July 1, when some of the new rules took effect. Here's who doesn't mind the new standards: kids. For a study just published in the peer-reviewed journal Childhood Obesity, researchers…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • The "Risk-Only" Landing Page Requirement: Can We Get FDA to Adopt FTC's Thinking and Drop This Rule?

    PharmaGuy
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    One of FDA's Ten Commandments -- the FIRST one, in fact -- states:You shall have no other regulatory agencies before Me.Several people have asked me, "John, what other agency could pharma worship before FDA?"Glad you asked.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also regulates product advertising. The FDA, however, as per its first commandment, lords it over prescription (Rx) drug advertising, whereas the FTC regulates advertising of other health products, including supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. FDA, however, regulates what is claimed on the labels of OTC…
  • Even Though There Are Fewer Sales Reps, More Physicians Deny Rep Access

    PharmaGuy
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    According to the spring 2014 AccessMonitor™ report from global sales and marketing consulting firm ZS Associates, pharmaceutical access to physicians continues to decline. Only 51% of physicians/prescribers now allow access to sales reps, down from 55% in 2013 (see chart): Source: ZS AssociatesEven among traditionally pharma-friendly prescribers (e.g, dermatologists), access is down dramatically as illustrated in this chart:Source: ZS AssociatesThe decline in access continues despite the downsizing of the pharma sales force by one-third since 2008. But, the downsizing has actually helped…
  • Why is PhRMA Defending Gilead's Sovaldi Pricing?

    PharmaGuy
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    In an article published in The Hill, Lori Reilly, vice president for policy and research at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), whose job is to develop federal legislative, regulatory and political strategies, defended the pricing of Sovaldi, Gilead's Hep C drug (see "Defending Big Pharma"). Her argument was simply this: "While Sovaldi may cost $84,000 or more for an individual patient’s 12-week treatment, Reilly argues it will save money by decreasing the need for liver transplants for patients whose organs fail."Let's do the math…
  • FDA's Ten Commandments

    PharmaGuy
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
    Remember FDA's Social Media Webinar? It was supposed to answer all our questions about the two recent social media guidances issued by the FDA.There were technical difficulties and when participants could actually gain access and hear what was being said, they were surprised that the FDA presenters were simply reading the guidance documents verbatim. "The #FDASM webinar, a haiku: Reading verbatim. Good use of my precious time? I'm not sure it is," tweeted @whendanieltalks. This reminded me of Moses reading the ten commandments to the Israelites, who afterward agreed to obey…
  • Do Marketing Buzzwords Affect Pharma's Reputation Among Patients & Physicians?

    PharmaGuy
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Consultant and strategist Andrew Spong, PhD, former scholar and currently STweM‘s managing director, recently tweeted:"Building trust is far from impossible for #pharma. Abstaining from digital conferences is a great start."The tweet linked to a 2013 anti-pharma marketing screed posted on STweM titled "For pharma, the era of multi-channel marketing, closed loop marketing, sales force effectiveness, and market access is over"I assume Spong singled out "digital conferences" because these buzzwords are frequently heard at such conferences.It's a year later and…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • We must dream just right

    Paul Levy
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    A nugget from Gene Lindsey:The tension arises from the image of the perfect being balanced against what it is practically possible to accomplish. This is the hardest step for dreamers like me. Dreaming small is hard. Dreaming too big leads to failure and frustration. Like “Goldilocks,” we must dream just right.
  • MDs in Missouri say, "Show me."

    Paul Levy
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Here's a fascinating story in Governing about Missouri's approach to alleviating a physician shortage in rural areas.  (Thanks to the folks at Commonwealth Magazine for the tip in one of their daily newsletters.)  The lede:A new Missouri law allows recent medical school graduates to practice primary care in underserved areas without completing a residency in a teaching hospital.The Missouri State Medical Association, the law’s chief backer, is calling it an unprecedented effort to help deal with doctor shortages in rural and other underserved areas, but opponents raise questions…
  • Ties that bind

    Paul Levy
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Martha Bebinger over at Commonhealth gets it quite right when she describes recent comments submitted to the Trial Court about the AG-Partners Healthcare System proposed settlement:Quite an “only in Massachusetts” moment.Patriots owner Robert Kraft and leaders of Raytheon, Suffolk Construction and Putnam Investments have all filed letters in support of an anti-trust agreement that would not normally see the light of day before a judge approves the deal. The opposition includes public health professors, a group of top economists and politicians battling Attorney General…
  • MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking

    Paul Levy
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Systems Thinking for Emerging, Evolving, and Established LeadersOctober 8, 2014, at MITMIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges"Systems Thinking for Emerging, Evolving, and Established Leaders" is the theme of the 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges, sponsored by the System Design and Management program. The event will be held on October 8 at MIT in Wong Auditorium. Speakers will include leaders from industry, government, and academic sectors who will discuss:How to use systems thinking to align…
  • Why America is a great country

    Paul Levy
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I was at a restaurant and tore off the paper napkin ring.  To my amazement, I saw that it was patented, number 6644498 to be exact.It dates back to 2001.  Here's the abstract:A continuous strip of individual napkin ring blanks that can be separated to form a plurality of napkin rings. Each individual ring blank extends between a leading edge and a trailing edge and includes a first adhesive area and a second adhesive area. A line of perforation is formed between the leading edge of one ring blank and the trailing edge of the preceding ring blank such that the ring blanks can be…
 
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    PharmaGossip

  • Broken

    insider
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/347/bmj.f6980.full.pdf
  • Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey is 100

    insider
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    Happy 100th birthday to Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, the pharmacologist whose bold stance against inadequate drug testing saved countless newborns from the perils of thalidomide, a drug which caused severe birth defects in over 10,000 infants. On her first month on the job at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1960, the Canadian-born scientist resisted pressure from thalidomide's manufacturer to quickly approve the drug, which was already being widely prescribed in Europe as a painkiller for pregnant women. As a result of Dr. Kelsey's insistence on further safety testing, the drug was…
  • Poetry Corner - Cancer's a funny thing

    insider
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    J.B.S. Haldane retained his wit even while undergoing cancer treatments — he wrote this poem in a hospital in 1964:I wish I had the voice of HomerTo sing of rectal carcinoma,Which kills a lot more chaps, in fact,Than were bumped off when Troy was sacked.Yet, thanks to modern surgeon’s skills,It can be killed before it killsUpon a scientific basisIn nineteen out of twenty cases.I noticed I was passing blood(Only a few drops, not a flood).So pausing on my homeward wayFrom Tallahassee to BombayI asked a doctor, now my friend,To peer into my hinder end,To prove or to disprove the rumourThat I…
  • GlaxoChinaGate contd. - now GSK admit they had previous form

    insider
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    GlaxoSmithKline China: Company admits to bribery scandal in 2001GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has admitted that members of its staff were caught bribing Chinese officials back in 2001, according to the Financial Times.The new information has emerged as the pharmaceutical giant faces intense scrutiny from authorities in the UK and US regarding the alleged bribing of doctors and officials to boost drug sales to China. Police in the country have accused GSK of "ordering" the bribes.The FT report suggests that GSK was forced to fire 30 employees back in 2001 after it found…
  • AllTrials News - Out of 400 trials on ClinicalTrials.gov, 30% haven’t reported results

    insider
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    A new study found that 118 of 400 clinical trials had not reported results four years later in either a journal or on ClinicalTrials.gov. The researchers randomly selected trials that were registered on ClinicalTrials.gov and listed as completed in 2008. They found that trials were equally likely to report results regardless of whether or not they were funded by industry.This is yet one more study to look at the reporting of clinical trial results. The best available evidence is still that around half of all clinical trials have never been published or reported their results.Dr…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Do Healthy Women Need Annual Pelvic Exams?

    Rachel Walden
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    More than 60 million pelvic exams are performed each year, but a new guideline from the American College of Physicians suggests that for most healthy women, they’re not needed. The guideline is based on a 2013 systematic review conducted by the Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center of the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. The review looked at the usefulness of pelvic exams in detecting non-cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, and benign gynecological conditions and found that for most women there is no evidence to support the practice. For the purpose of the research, a…
  • Want More Quality Reporting on Abortion Rights? Partner With Clinic Stories

    Rachel Walden
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    If you’re a regular reader of U.S. news on reproductive rights, you’ve likely read stories by Robin Marty. A freelance writer and activist, Robin is co-author of “Crow After Roe: How ‘Separate But Equal’ Has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health And How We Can Change That,” and her smart writing and analysis has appeared in RH Reality Check, Rolling Stone and Bitch Magazine, among other outlets. Now she has an exciting new project in the works: Clinic Stories. With support from donors — who will become partners in the…
  • Are Breast Implants “Absolutely Safe”? OBOS Keeps Focus on Health Risks

    Judy Norsigian
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    As New York subway riders know, advertising for breast augmentation is on the rise, with more explicit imagery than ever before. These ads are obviously good at attracting attention, but not so much when it comes to providing information. They never describe the risks, nor do they acknowledge the potential complications that can arise from breast implants. For all the facts, read this updated and expanded article that addresses the known risks and answers such as questions as what happens when breast implants break, do breast implants make women sick, and what if I need to get my…
  • Collective Outrage: Commentary on This Week’s Supreme Court Decisions

    Rachel Walden
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    This week, the Supreme Court issued two extremely disappointing decisions with significant negative implications for women’s health and reproductive rights. The first – and the one that hits us closest to home – was the McCullen v. Coakley ruling that struck down Massachusetts’s abortion clinic buffer zone. OBOS’s home state had a law making it a crime to stand on a public road or sidewalk within 35 feet of any abortion clinic in the state. The purpose was to allow free access to abortion clinics without the yelling, physical intimidation, and other tactics…
  • Lancet Series Puts Focus on Midwifery Care

    Rachel Walden
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:14 am
    The Lancet has released a major international series on midwives that focuses on promoting midwifery care in settings that currently have poor health outcomes for women and babies. The series includes four papers on midwifery and quality care — developed by a collaboration of academics, researchers, advocates for women and children, clinicians, and policy-makers – and five commentaries by notable midwifery advocates, including Carol Sakala of Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF). As Sakala wrote in an email NPWF…
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce RateSUNDAY, July 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Couples aren't more likely to get divorced if the wife has more education than the husband, new research finds. The study only looks at trends in marriage, it doesn't prove that education levels play a direct role in affecting whether couples stay together or get divorced. Still, "our results speak against fears that women's growing educational advantage over men has had negative effects on marital stability," Christine Schwartz, lead author of the study, said in an American Sociological…
  • Health Highlights: July 27, 2014

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Highlights: July 27, 2014Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: - U.S. Doctor Working in Liberia Is Infected With Ebola - An American physician who was helping Ebola victims in the West African country of Liberia has himself become infected, the aid organization he was working with said on Saturday. According to the -Associated Press-, Dr Kent Brantly, 33, has tested positive for the highly contagious, often fatal viral disease and is currently being treated in a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. The North…
  • Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Don't Let Kids Drink Pool WaterSATURDAY, July 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Pools can provide much-needed relief from the summer heat, but kids can make themselves sick if they swallow too much chlorinated water, experts warn. Amid the splashing and excitement, it's common for little ones to get water in their mouth. Some kids may even take a drink from a pool, despite warnings from their parents. Although swallowing a small amount of pool water is harmless, it's important for parents to realize that ingesting too much can lead to chlorine poisoning or so-called recreational…
  • Health Highlights: July 25, 2014

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Highlights: July 25, 2014Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: - CDC Resumes Transfer of Biological Samples Between Labs - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that it would allow the first transfer between its labs of potentially hazardous biological material since a ban on such shipments was put in place earlier this month. The ban followed revelations of recent incidents involving mishandling of potentially dangerous samples of anthrax, botulism bacteria and the H5N1 flu…
  • Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study FindsFRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Although cervical cancers are declining in the United States and Canada, other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) are increasing, a new study indicates. HPV-related cancers of the anus and the base of the tongue and tonsils have increased over the past 35 years, especially among men and women younger than 45, the Canadian researchers report. "The increases in the incidence of oropharyngeal [throat] cancer among younger men and of anal cancer among younger women are…
 
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Hepatitis C virus genotype 1 most prevalent worldwide

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the UK provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus. Findings indicate that genotype 1 is the most prevalent worldwide, with over 83 million patients infected of which one-third reside in East Asia.
  • New oral drug regimens cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C infected patients, could improve treatment uptake

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies. Around 150 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a condition that is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. In the USA, numbers of people with HCV-related liver failure and liver cancer are expected to treble by 2030 because of low treatment rates.
  • Lifestyle choices may affect long-term heart health of childhood cancer survivors

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Following a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors’ risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, a study shows. The findings indicate that children with cancer and adults who had cancer when they were children should receive information about how their lifestyle may influence their long-term health.
  • Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's found

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported. "Unraveling the genetic underpinnings of Parkinson's is vital to understanding the multiple mechanisms involved in this complex disease, and hopefully, may one day lead to effective therapies," said the senior author of the study.
  • Surgical safety program greatly reduces surgical site infections for heart operations

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    A common postoperative complication after open heart operations -- infection at the surgical site -- has been reduced by 77 percent at a Canadian hospital through its participation in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®), according to a new case study.
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • Looks like we'll be blessed with a little more rain....

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Drought in the West has grabbed headlines lately. But a good portion of North America's grain belt would happily bid adieu to the storm clouds. A Climate at Your Doorstep video.
  • South Pacific seeks climate-change action.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations.
  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.
  • US failing on methane progress: Watchdog.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The internal watchdog of the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday that the regulator does not adequately address methane leaks from natural gas pipelines, harming both the economy and environment.
  • Rust devastates Guatemala's prime coffee crop and its farmers.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    A fungus has spread through Central America at an alarming rate, causing crop losses of more than a billion dollars. Lately it's become more aggressive due to climate change, says Francisco Anzueto of Guatemala's coffee board, leaving hundreds of thousands unemployed.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • '46 Mommas' Go Bald to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Indiana mom Allison Smith, who shaved in honor of her son Jackson, a brain tumor survivor. Photo courtesy of 46 Mommas.  When Maisy Yeager’s son Zarek was just 8 years old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia.
  • Quick and Dirty Tips to Prevent Running Injuries for Good

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Jason Fitzgerald Photo by Greatist  Jason Fitzgerald is a 2:39 marathoner and USA Track & Field certified coach. Get the latest training tips at Strength Running— or sign up for two free presentations on injury prevention to help you stay healthy.
  • The Real Reason You're a Tired Mess on Mondays

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    There’s even a name for it: social jet lag. According to Shelby Freedman Harris, YouBeauty Sleep Expert and director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, social jet lag is becoming more prevalent. “It isn’t necessarily a sleep disorder that we would actually diagnose someone with clinically, but it is a trend where we notice that people aren’t sticking with the same sleep-wake schedule every day,” Harris explains.
  • Why You Need to Wear Sunscreen to the Office

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Will that brief exposure to the sun increase your chances of skin cancer and premature winkles? Absolutely, says New York-based dermatologist Vicki Levine, MD, who adds that wearing sunblock with an SPF of 30 should become a morning ritual even if you’re stuck in the office for nine hours a day. Though UVA rays may be less intense than UVB rays (the ones that cause those painful summer sunburns), they are constant throughout the year and can penetrate glass. A 2010 scientific study on office sun exposure found that the participants (eight women and two men who lived in France) developed…
  • Unemployed? 12 Legit Ways Fitness Can Help You Cope and Land the Job You Want

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Julie Wilcox Photo by Greatist The millennial generation is stressed about unemployment—and rightly so. According to the United States Labor Department, 16.1 percent of millenials, also known as Gen Y (or young adults born between the years 1980 and 2000), are unemployed, while a Harvard study found that only six in 10 millenials have a job. Unemployment is said to be one of the three most stressful events in life, along withdeath and divorce—perhaps this explains why one study found that millenials are currently the most stressed out generation.
 
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    The Medical News

  • athenahealth expands strategic agreement with Henry Schein

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, and Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, today announced an expansion of their strategic agreement announced on May 21, 2014.
  • Cardioxyl reports positive results from CXL-1427 Phase I trial for treatment of ADHF

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the positive results of a clinical trial demonstrating that CXL-1427, a novel potential treatment for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), was well tolerated in healthy volunteers.
  • Avidus acquires Truestar Health

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Avidus Management Group Inc. is pleased to announce that further to its news release of July 16, 2014, it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Truestar Health Inc., a Toronto based network-marketing company (the "Acquisition").
  • Envarsus gets marketing authorization from EC for treatment of kidney and liver transplant patients

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S and Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for Envarsus for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney and liver transplant patients in the European Union.
  • FDA clears Lorus' LOR-253 IND application for treatment of hematologic malignancies

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Lorus Therapeutics Inc. today announced that the Food and Drug Administration completed its review and cleared the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application of LOR-253 for the treatment of hematologic malignancies including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lymphomas and multiple myeloma.
 
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    Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com

  • Body Odor Reveals Malarial Infection

    1 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    June 30, 2014 — An infection with malaria pathogens changes the scent of infected mice, making those infected more attractive to mosquitoes, according to a new study. Researchers show that whether mosquitoes find...
  • Video: Ankle Replacement

    1 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    CHICAGO (Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. Between 6 percent and 13 percent of them have ankle arthritis.
  • Aspirin and Smoking Affect Aging of Genes

    1 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    July 1, 2014 — The risk of developing cancer increases with age. Outside factors can affect that risk, like smoking, which increases cancer risk, and regular aspirin use, which has been shown to decrease it. Now ...
  • St. John's Wort: Dangerous With Some Drugs

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    June 30, 2014 — St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study. The ...
  • Father's Ethnic Background Affects Birthweight

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    June 30, 2014 — A father's ethnic background can influence a child's birthweight, a new study has found. Current birthweight curves -- graphs used to plot how one baby's weight compares to others of the same age --
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    NaturalNews.com

  • Man quits smoking by changing his computer password

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 16 million Americans suffer from a disease brought on by their cigarette-smoking habits. (1) Fortunately, the CDC also notes, "Overall smoking prevalence declined from 2005 (20.9%) to 2012 (18.1%...
  • Healthy vitamin D levels help relieve chronic pain

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Previous studies have proven that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream increases our emotional well-being, encourages longevity and offers relief to patients suffering from chronic pain.Researchers at the Mayo Clinic concluded that sufficient...
  • Computer models: Even a small nuclear war would cause global famine and wipe out billions of people

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) While millions of people around the world have an innate fear of nuclear weapons and think that every country that has them should dismantle them, many foreign policy experts who have adopted a "realist" worldview maintain that those mighty weapons of mass destruction...
  • How Monsanto and biotech companies violate the Nuremberg Code with inhumane experiments on humans

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) The basic human rights protections established by the Nuremberg Code, which was adopted immediately after the end of World War II, continue to serve as a global template for how human beings are to be treated by the scientific community. But the modern equivalent of...
  • The top 15 healing actions of herbs

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) A great deal of pharmaceutical research has gone into analyzing the active ingredients in herbs to find out how and why they work. In some cases, the action is due to a specific chemical present in the herb or it may be due to a complex synergistic interaction among...
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Thyroid Hormone Testing: What’s the Best TSH Level?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Your doctor says you don’t need treatment, but could he or she be wrong? Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by cells in the front part of the pituitary gland. This tiny area in the brain regulates the key endocrine function of the thyroid gland by stimulating production of thyroxin, the main thyroid hormone. TSH is the main hormone tested by your doctor to determine if your thyroid gland is functioning properly. Too much TSH means the pituitary gland is trying to get a sluggish thyroid gland to work better. Too little means there is enough thyroxin in your body so TSH remains…
  • 3 Reasons Why the Raw Food Diet May Not Be Good for Kids

    Colleen M. Story
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    A raw food diet may leave kids with serious nutrient deficiencies. Many adults swear by it—the raw food diet. Eating only uncooked fruits and vegetables (sometimes with raw or unpasteurized dairy products and meat or fish) has helped a number of people to lose weight and ditch their additions to unhealthy fast foods, processed foods, and sugary treats and beverages. Thrilled with the results, some believe they can save their kids from going through the same health problems they did by starting them out “right”—on raw foods, only. There are several reason, however, why this may not be…
  • Exercise Before Breakfast: All the Benefits Explained

    Frederic Patenaude
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
      A friend of mine swears that the best way to lose body fat is to exercise (primarily “cardio” type of exercises) before breakfast or on an empty stomach. He’s a personal trainer and man’s style consultant who sees the best results with his clients who want to lose body fat when they start exercising on an empty stomach. I started running again, and I’ve also been doing it before breakfast, first thing in the morning (after a cup of green tea, without sugar or milk). I’m finding that this is the best time for me to go out for a run — primarily because it just gets done —…
  • Red Wine May Help Prevent Cavities—5 Tips for Reducing Stains

    Colleen M. Story
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Red wine has antimicrobial properties that can kill plaque-causing bacteria in the mouth. Want white teeth? Stay away from red wine, they say. But now, scientists have caused us to question that advice—not because red wine helps keep teeth white, but because it may help keep teeth healthy and cavity-free. Study Finds Red Wine Kills Mouth Bacteria You already know that red wine is a good source of antioxidants that help protect heart health. Scientists from Switzerland and Spain were interested in the antimicrobial effects of the wine, however—particularly the polyphenols from the…
  • When Sex After Baby Hurts!

    Jessica Drummond
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Your first few postpartum years will go by quickly. But your days will be long. Some days, just a few hours with a new baby can feel like an eternity.” I have a special place in my heart for new moms. It can be quite a shock to the system to wake up (probably at 3:00 a.m. for a feeding) and realize that you’re on your own and it’s up to you. For months leading up to the birth, you’re literally showered with gifts, attention, love, and adoration. There are special clothes, parties, and it can feel like you’ve entered an exclusive club. Then, for the first few days after…
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    In the Pipeline

  • Summer Blogging

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    I wanted to let everyone know that blogging will be irregular around here for the next week or so. I'll be taking some time off here and there, and while I'll surely get a few blog posts in, they won't show up at the usual times. (I started the whole time-off process over the weekend, with a trip to Stellafane, the big amateur astronomy gathering up in Vermont. Despite earlier weather forecasts, Saturday night was clear and dark, the best night skies I've seen in years. My wife and kids joined me (their first star party), and as we were getting pulled pork sandwiches from the food tent, my…
  • The Antibiotic Gap: It's All of the Above

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Here's a business-section column at the New York Times on the problem of antibiotic drug discovery. To those of us following the industry, the problems of antibiotic drug discovery are big pieces of furniture that we've lived with all our lives; we hardly even notice if we bump into them again. You'd think that readers of the Times or other such outlets would have come across the topic a few times before, too, but there must always be a group for which it's new, no matter how many books and newspaper articles and magazine covers and TV segments are done on it. It's certainly important enough…
  • Phenotypic Assays in Cancer Drug Discovery

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    The topic of phenotypic screening has come up around here many times, as indeed it comes up very often in drug discovery. Give your compounds to cells or to animals and look for the effect you want: what could be simpler? Well, a lot of things could, as anyone who's actually done this sort of screening will be glad to tell you, but done right, it's a very powerful technique. It's also true that a huge amount of industrial effort is going into cancer drug discovery, so you'd think that there would be a natural overlap between these: see if your compounds kill or slow cancer cells, or tumors in…
  • Neratinib Comes Through For Puma

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Yet another entry in the "Why do people keep investing in biopharma?" files. Take a look at the case of Puma Biotechnology. Their stock was as high as $140/share earlier in the year, and it gradually deflated to the high 50s/low 60s as time went on. But yesterday, after hours, they reported unexpectedly good Phase III results for neratinib in breast cancer, and as I write, they're at $228 or so, up about $167 per share. It's another HER2/EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (like Tykerb/lapatinib in the small molecule space, although neratinib is an irreversible inhibitor) and would be targeted at…
  • How Many Biopharma Employees Would Rather Be Working Somewhere Else?

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    How many people working in the biopharma industry would jump to another company if they could? According to this survey, it's just over half: well above the average set by other industry sectors. The usual reasons are cited, in part (pay, opportunity for advancement). But two factors that seemed unusually prominent in our industry were high stress levels and "difficult relations with supervisors and co-workers". I found that last one interesting, because (like all science and engineering fields) we do have a certain number of people in this business who can be described, as the old British…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Safelet, A Safety Bracelet.

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Safelet is a safety bracelet that allows you to send out an emergency alert to your friends, family and the police with just one click.Safelet works with the Safelet app on iOS and Android. The Safelet app is used to establish a Bluetooth low energy connection between Safelet and your smartphone.Once Safelet and your phone are connected, you can use the app to invite your friends and family to become your guardians.If you want to be protected by an even bigger network, simply select the the option that enables your alarm to be sent to other people in the Safelet Community that are, at the…
  • Specialized, MOUNTAIN BIB LINER WITH SWAT!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    I am not into the bids, but this sort of makes sense. I like the idea of having someplace to store my gear without the swinging motion of a backpack.Great review from Vital MTBSpecializedVaporRize™ moisture transfer mesh fabricsFive SWAT integrated pockets, patent-pending constructionFold-over leg cuffBody Geometry Mountain Chamois10" inseam-size medium
  • Best Yet, Hexo+ Drone That Follows You! GAME CHANGER

    Aaron Usiskin
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Deciding how you want your aerial camera to frame your shot is ridiculously intuitive. A 3D model of your camera’s point of view lets you pinch to set the distance between your subject and your drone, slide laterally for panning and vertically for height. You can film yourself from the front, side, back and everywhere in between. All you need is your smartphone plus three intuitive gestures and you’re set.GAME CHANGER
  • Patch n Ride!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    If this works, it will be in everyone's bag. What is not to love about this device, even if you have tubular.The video shows something amazing and yes, I would think you would want to change your tube somewhere down the line, just not while you are on the road, woods, park, city, does it even matter.PatchnRide
  • Rhino Laces

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    There are many types of shoe laces you could use, paracord 550 is strong and hard to beat. Rhino laces are just as tough if not tougher.RHINO LACES CANNOT BE burned, cut, sawed, chopped, destroyed, OR broken, OR WE WILL REPLACE THEM FOR FREE.You really can't beat em'. Rhino Laces
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Children, Sugar and Concentration

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    A breakfast full of sugar and flour can make it more difficult for kids to concentrate on things like schoolwork.© 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
  • More On Resistant Starch

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    "Resistant starch is a unique kind of starch that humans by and large cannot digest. It’s not a fermentable fiber, but it acts like it. Upon its consumption, resistant starch travels mostly unperturbed through the digestive tract into the colon where the colonic bacteria – who can digest the stuff – feast on it, get frisky, and reproduce. Multiple studies indicate that resistant starch consumption generally leads to an increase in beneficial colonic bacteria and a reduction in pathogenic colonic bacteria, including a boost to bifidobacteria and a decrease in firmicutes." - Mark Sisson,…
  • TIME Magazine: Eat Butter. Scientist Were Wrong.

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:46 am
    Eat Butter Scientists Labeled Fat The EnemyWhy They Were WrongSee why TIME magazine says, “the argument against fat was totally and completely flawed” and how the shift continues towards consuming healthy fats for good health.From the magazine:"For decades, it has been the most vilified nutrient in the American diet. But new science reveals fat isn’t what’s hurting our health." To read the full article, Click Here.P.S. Here is a clip from the Today Show about the new article in TIME. © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other…
  • The Key To Weight Loss

    7 Jun 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The key to benefiting from your weight loss program is to stick with it. You have to keep doing it over a long period of time.Getting healthy and staying healthy takes time and patience.You just need to stick with it and the scale and mirror will reward you.© 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
  • Healthy Fats For A Healthy Weight and More

    7 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Obesity is a major health issue in many countries, especially in the United states. One way to deal with this issue is to consume more healthy fats. In this video, several nutritional experts recommend eating grass-fed beef, cheese, whole milk and lard.It may take some more time, but people are beginning to embrace saturated fat-based foods as being good for them. © 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

  • Patient-centered care about more than just financial gains

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    by Thomas Dahlborg This week my intention was to follow up my recent post highlighting kindness, compassion and patient-centered care with additional positive signs of a healthcare transformation where patients and families are engaged, care teams are healthy and whole and positioned to honor their patients, and patient preferences, patient safety and healthcare outcomes are all being optimized. And then two things happened. The first was a discussion within the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) Leadership Network LinkedIn forum. I asked a question relative to patient engagement, tools,…
  • Patient experience, satisfaction not one and the same

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    by Jason A. Wolf Consumer choice is the new frontier of the healthcare marketplace. While I haven't found anyone that challenges that fact, I encounter many that still resist this reality in their actions and efforts. In the simplest of terms, consumers are people that select a product and pay for it, and we see this happen in significant ways in healthcare today. With higher deductibles, a broader range of care options and more, healthcare organizations have to work harder to attract the customer to their door (and keep them) at all points on the care continuum, from physician practices and…
  • Who should run a hospital: Doctors or nurses?

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    by Darlene A. Cunha Recently, I sat in on an interview for a vice president of nursing position at a community hospital. During the interview, the chief hospitalist asked the candidate with a sense of fervor, "Who do you think should be running the hospital, the nurses or the doctors?" I have to admit I was stunned, given the changes in healthcare and the presence of more nurses in hospital leadership roles. However, he was serious. The New England Journal of Medicine raised the issue in "The Doctor-Nurse Game Revisited" some 24-years ago. Clearly, we still haven't moved forward. This rigid…
  • Hospital takes on buy-local challenge

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    by Barry Ronan Last month a Hospital Impact blogger raised the questions: What is a hospital's obligation to promote and model healthy eating and sustainability habits to both staff and patients. The Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) is a member of the Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MD H2E) and has been since the inception of the organization in 2005. MD H2E advances a culture of environmental health and sustainability in Maryland's healthcare community. WMHS is one of twenty eight Maryland hospitals and health systems participating in MD H2E's latest initiative idea: The…
  • 3 steps to create hospital culture of innovation

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    by Andrea J. Simon Recently, we received a large number of inquiries about our last several blogs here at Hospital Impact. In particular, people are interested in how they can create a culture of innovation in their organization. They're also interested in why it's so hard to get people to become more innovative, creative and capable problem solvers. Times are changing, and to make new ideas actually happen, people need to see, feel and think in new ways those elusive innovations. Healthcare changes push hospitals and providers to rethink their core values, beliefs and behaviors: the…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Three Tiny Things to Prevent Illness from Triggering Depression

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:19 pm
    I don’t walk around all day with my face pulled into a frown while I vocally worry about my disabilities—contrary to what some people claim I do. Instead, disability is more like a land mine rudely placed into the middle of my day when I’m otherwise trying to get things done.I am clinically and chronically depressed, which means I am depressed almost all the time. I also have a chronic motor tic disorder—a label that covers the involuntary ticking, both vocal and muscular, but not the curling, extending, locking, and all around neurological meltdown that often happens as well. As you…
  • ADHD: Four Rules To Fake It When You Forget Somebody's Name

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I attended a church picnic the other day. The sun was bright, yet the weather was cool. It was a perfect day for outdoor frolicking. I wasn’t sure if I would attend at first because my girls weren’t with me. Watching other people’s families have fun isn’t high up on my things to do on a lovely Saturday afternoon, especially if they are happy li’l nuclear families, but I decided to go anyway. It was the first activity since being assigned to the new ward[1] and I wanted to meet & mingle.Since it was a stake picnic, all the wards in our stake were in attendance, including the one…
  • Sunset Therapy

    21 Jun 2014 | 10:52 pm
    One of my favorite methods of treating Depression is to go out for a simple walk. Another is to exercise creativity in some way. When I combine the two together, it is very effective therapy indeed. I love the challenge of capturing sunsets with my iPhone and playing with filters to get the perfect effect that expresses my mood. Lately, I've been so very stressed because my car is off the road. I've sunk $1600 into it this week and it still didn't pass inspection. So frustrating. Thankfully, Mother Nature has sent me glorious sunsets to lift my spirits.   What types of activities…
  • ADHD: Looking Back & Laughing

    12 Jun 2014 | 7:59 pm
    I'm a very lucky individual. I just wish that all of that luck was good. There always seems to be a balance. For every contest I win, there is the EPA letter declaring that I will be fined by the barrel for industrial toxic waste dumping.[1] When I first started this blog in 2005, I used bad luck as one of my topics of choice. You can read a classic entry here. In the end, however, I decided that writing about bad luck was at cross purposes with my efforts to think positively. So bad luck was dropped.That doesn't mean that my luck magically transformed into a rainfall of positive li'l Nestles…
  • ADHD & Fearing Failure

    11 Jun 2014 | 3:11 am
    “It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There's almost no such thing as ready. There's only now. And you may as well do it now. I mean, I say that confidently as if I'm about to go bungee jumping or something - I'm not. I'm not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” ~Hugh Laurie That quote drifted across my Facebook stream sometime last weekend. Normally, I snort disdainfully at inspirational quotes overlaid on gauzy photos full…
 
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • News digest – breast cancer radiotherapy, fluorescent fish, DIY sunscreen and more

    Nick Peel
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A new advanced radiotherapy technique received a huge amount of media attention this week following initial NHS approval for the single dose treatment in breast cancer patients. But as articles from the BBC, Mail Online the Telegraph, the Guardian and our news feed point out, patients will need long-term follow up to make sure the treatment is as effective as standard therapy. And a breast cancer patient undergoing radiotherapy treatment gave this personal take on the announcement. A team of our scientists from Manchester found that different types of melanoma cells may work together to…
  • A year of research – and 13 milestones you helped fund

    Nick Peel
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    To coincide with the publication of our Annual Review, here are some of the key research milestones that our amazing supporters have helped fund. But first, watch this animated breakdown of our achievements from the last year: April 2013 The breast cancer drug tamoxifen could also be used to reduce the chances of some women developing the disease, showing that even research into older drugs can provide new ways to prevent and treat cancer. May 2013 Image via Greg Harding A collection of genetic ‘fine tuners’ control how the body’s immune system responds to a certain type of breast…
  • “It upset me enormously that children were dying, and I wanted to do something to help them” – Andy’s story

    Nick Peel
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    To coincide with the publication of our annual review, we caught up with Professor Andy Pearson, who’s leading our groundbreaking BEACON neuroblastoma trial. From a very early stage in his career, Andy knew he wanted to take on childhood cancer, particularly neuroblastoma. “It’s very simple you know. When I started looking after children with cancer, it was emotional,” he told us. “I wanted to do something to actually improve their chance of a cure.” Neuroblastoma develops from nerve cells left behind after a baby’s development in the womb. And around 90 children are diagnosed…
  • Science Snaps: what can fluorescent fish teach us about skin cancer?

    Nick Peel
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Science SnapsIn the latest instalment of Science Snaps we’re looking at a new study from our scientists in Manchester – published today in the journal Cell Reports – showing how genetically distinct melanoma cells work together to spread in transparent zebrafish. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer: aggressive forms of the disease can grow and spread rapidly to other parts of the body, highlighting the urgent need for new treatments. But over the last few years, genetic analysis has revealed that melanoma cells – like many other…
  • “I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story

    Henry Scowcroft
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    “I went into a bit of a practical mode: this is what we need to do, everything will be fine. They sent me for further tests to see how far the cancer had spread and that’s when I found out it was much worse than we initially thought. “That’s when the reality of what I was dealing with hit me.” When new mum Nicola was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2012 – at the age of 31 – it was a shock. The cancer was advanced, having spread throughout her bowel. But luckily, it hadn’t spread anywhere else, meaning there was still a chance of successful treatment. She had 6…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Self-Compassion: A Cure for Menopausal Symptoms?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    About 75% of peri- and postmenopausal women have vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats; however, some women experience more distress or “bother” in response to these symptoms. A new research study suggests that certain personality traits may affect how women experience these uncomfortable symptoms. The post Self-Compassion: A Cure for Menopausal Symptoms? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Bipolar Disorder and the Menopausal Transition

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Women with histories of major depression are vulnerable during the transition to menopause and are at increased risk for relapse; however, we have less information on how this transition affects women with bipolar disorder. The post Bipolar Disorder and the Menopausal Transition appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Conference: 15th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The 15th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium, entitled Advances and Targets in Energy Balance and Obesity, took place on July 9-10, 2014. The post Conference: 15th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Meta-Analysis: Acupuncture Effective for Hot Flashes

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    A recent meta-analysis concludes that acupuncture is effective for the management of menopausal vasomotor symptoms. The post Meta-Analysis: Acupuncture Effective for Hot Flashes appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Weight Loss Helps to Reduce Hot Flashes

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    About 70% of perimenopausal women experience vasomotor symptoms, including hot flashes. A new study indicates that a behavioral program focusing on weight loss may help to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes. The post Weight Loss Helps to Reduce Hot Flashes appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
 
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  • How to treat hormonal acne

    Simon
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Acne affects both men and women of all ages. Although it may be due to a number of different factors, ranging from poor diet to bacteria on the skin, many people have hormonal acne. Throughout life, our hormone levels fluctuate. The first stage hormonal intense occurs at puberty and fluctuations continue as we grow. Many times, adult acne is related to hormones. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to treat hormonal acne. Instructions 1 Clean your skin twice a day with oil free cleanser. Daily cleaning will help keep your skin free of makeup, bacteria and other contaminants that…
  • How to cover dark circles with makeup

    Simon
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Almost everyone had to deal with dark circles. Whether it were caused by a long night of fun, by hormonal changes or by prolonged sun exposure, dark circles appear at the most inopportune moments. Many people offer “miracle cures” to help cover them, but the fact is that you can hide quite well with the common makeup. The key is a good application effect and a near-eye dark circles are having on your skin. Instructions 1 Look closely at the color of your dark circles. They can be blue, purple, brown, or a combination of these three colors. Diagnose your color will help you choose…
  • Chemical treatment the hair with keratin

    Simon
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Chemical treatment of hair with keratin have several names and come in various recipes, so it can be confusing and difficult to decipher the list of ingredients on product packaging. However, it is beneficial to know as a consumer what you are buying and using so you can make an informed decision when investing in treatments for hair keratin. Type Keratin treatments are semi-permanent hair smoothing products through a process of stretch blow drying with high-temperature flat plate. The duration of the results varies from home and one treatment at a salon. The effects of a home treatment can…
  • Almond milk and its side effects

    Simon
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Almond milk is a healthy alternative and nutritious soy milk or cow’s milk. Almond milk is dairy free, cholesterol free and contains high levels of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Praise from almond milk are endless, however there are some dangers to the carton, including high amounts of sugar and the condition of a goitrogenic food. Thyroid Almonds are a goitrogenic food, meaning they contain chemicals that can damage the thyroid . The goitrogenic foods such as soybeans, cabbage, kale, flax, broccoli and almonds, cause the thyroid to expand, and when consumed in high level,…
  • Difference between baby teeth and permanent teeth

    Simon
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Dentition, loss of teeth, the Tooth Fairy and permanent teeth are common terms for any parent with a child under 13 years. There are many differences between these two types of teeth, but both baby teeth and permanent are prone to decay if not maintained properly. If you are not sure if a tooth is milk or permanent visit to a dentist to assist you at some point. Timeframe According to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, the teeth of milk, also known as primary teeth start to come through the gums of infants between 4 and 12 months of age . The teeth of the lower side to…
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  • Considering Accounting Services? Here Is Why They Are Beneficial For Small Business

    bookacc
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Accounting is the process of recording, validating, and stating all day-to-day purchase of the company. This is having all the debit and credit history entries of the journal and employees and all financial purchases. From this, such economic info is largely used by manages, financiers and other choice molds to decide within business. For each effective company require precise administration of all their financial purchase and task. Finance and its appropriate administration is the crucial aspect to identifying the running success or failure of any company. So it is important that the all…
  • Income Statement Template Uncovered

    bookacc
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Let us analyse here income statement template and structure. The Revenue Declaration is just one of the economic reports that you should be getting from your financial advisor routinely. A minimum of once a month, you need to be able to view just how your procedures are doing. You will be able to respond in a timely fashion if you could view just how your business charges out there. If you pay and attacking your targets, the earnings statement will certainly show that you are doing the best point and you could push to obtain even more. If you are sustaining losses, you could right away make…
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Review: Superhealing — Engaging Your Mind, Body and Spirit to Create Optimal Health and Well-Being

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

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

    5 Jun 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Characteristics Hummus is a type of dip or spread that is traditionally made from chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) and said to originate from Egypt. Today hummus is popular throughout the middle east, as well as most other parts of the world. It is an excellent addition to an optimally healthy diet when it is homemade. It provides a rich source of protein, fiber and minerals, including iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese and calcium. Being composed of whole, plant-food ingredients, it is also free of cholesterol, and a source of healthy carbohydrates, fats, phytonutrients,…
  • Books: Diet & Nutrition

    25 May 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Compiled here, you will find books from authors that are in alignment with what EvolvingWellness.com is all about in terms of the content that it teaches and contains. Books from top authors in the nutrition, diet and food categories are here to help support you on your journey of optimal nutrition and health. Evita Ochel's Book Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Books Dr. Gabriel Cousens' Books Dr. Colin T. Campbell's Books Brendan Brazier's Books
  • The Nutrition & Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

    25 May 2014 | 10:07 am
    Despite the fact that the nutrition landscape is like a minefield today, where one has to consciously make their way through the numerous products and claims, we do have many things to celebrate and be excited about. The organic, natural and optimal health movement is growing, and thanks to it we have an increased understanding of so many foods, and superfoods at that, which are superior for our health. One such example is the chia seed, which is a nutritional gold mine for anyone who is interested in obtaining their vitamins, minerals and nutrients naturally. Meaning through healthy eating,…
 
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    Pulse + Signal

  • Upgrade Your Learning: Social Media Week with Mayo Clinic

    Andre Blackman
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 3 years since I joined the advisory team at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Social Media. The opportunity to collaborate and educate healthcare organizations on the constantly changing digital/social media landscape continues to be a privilege. That’s why I’m super excited about this year’s events at Social Media Week @ Mayo Clinic where healthcare professionals from all over will be gathering for top notch conversations and learnings on best practices. All of this stems from the work happening at the Center through the…
  • Lori Melichar: Identifying Innovative Ideas in Healthcare

    Andre Blackman
    6 Jan 2014 | 6:56 am
      Pioneer Pitch Day Judges + Staff   The forward movement of healthcare innovation is at a fever pitch. Between consumer health focused mobile apps and much needed systemic changemaking, there is a growing pool of ideas that are sprouting up all over. Just like it is with the constant stream of resources and information gathered through social media – the activity of conscious curation of these ideas is the next step in purposeful innovation for our wellbeing. Last Fall (October 16th to be exact), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer Portfolio - the division…
  • Announcing ePatient2015: 15 Surprising Trends Changing Healthcare

    Andre Blackman
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:11 am
      Yesterday I had the fantastic pleasure of connecting with my long time friend, colleague and healthcare innovation thought leader, Fard Johnmar. As some backstory, Fard was actually one of the *very* few people talking about the intersection of healthcare, marketing/communications & technology when I first got started. Yes, that was over 7 years ago – ancient times in the Internet. I consider him the Nick Fury of healthcare. Fard is a doer/maker. An aspect that has had my admiration for the longest time. Fast forward to today. Fard and Rohit Bhargava of the Influential…
  • 5 Innovators Tackle Chronic Disease

    Andre Blackman
    5 Dec 2013 | 10:29 am
        Over the past two years, there has been an increasing focus on the use of big data to make an impact within healthcare - everything from EMRs to tracking personal activity achievement over time. However, Jen van der Meer of Luminary Labs reminds us that data needs to become actionable in order to create the solutions we need. Enter the Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge earlier this Fall. Quite a mouthful huh? Maybe it’s because of the massive health issue being tackled: chronic disease care. More specifically – diabetes and heart disease.
  • The FLOTUS Says: Drink More Water

    Andre Blackman
    13 Nov 2013 | 7:53 am
    Many of us know the basics of better nutrition and well being. Drinking water is definitely part of that. The consumer-centric world of beverages with some sort of added benefit has exploded over the past several years. Remember when Snapple was the feel good brand that you weren’t really sure if it was good for you but you just KNEW it was made from the best stuff on Earth? In this short PSA, Partnership for a Healthier America and Michelle Obama have teamed up. As the First Lady points out – what you drink is up to you. But drinking water rises above much of the competition. In…
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    Weighty Matters

  • No, I Won't Debate Whether or Not Jell-O Cures Cancer

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    It's simply too stupid to discuss.I guess that's the impolite way to explain the "burden of proof" fallacy in which someone, usually a cranky Twitter or Facebook troll, challenges you to prove that their particular position of nonsensical stupid isn't true.The onus isn't on you to prove that they or their position is idiotic, the onus is on them to prove that it (or they), aren't.         
  • Saturday Stories: Shalom, Motherf***er, Letters and Crossfit

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Shalom, Motherf***er - an amazing visceral and heartfelt piece by Eitan Chitayat that jumped from being a personal posting on his Facebook page on Wednesday, to a blog piece in Times of Israel that as of Friday (when I'm writing this) has been shared over 60,000 times. An amazing tale of love and lost letters via Abigail Jones in Newsweek Is Crossfit a religion asks Jon Gugala in his piece exploring the craze. [And for those who don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, below's a segment I did with the globe and mail on dietary sugar reduction, and here's a segment I did with CTV's The Social…
  • Mornings a Misery without Coffee? This Ad Nails That.

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday is an old commercial for Folgers coffee.They nailed it.Have a great day!        Related StoriesThe Blues are the Same in any LanguageHow Can I Not Jump on the Hedgehog Birthday Cake Bandwagon?An Honest McDonald's Commercial 
  • Guest Post: A Response to Fruits are NOT Vegetables

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Last week saw a guest posting from RD Rob Lazzinnaro who is concerned that by lumping fruits and vegetables together we give marketers the ammunition to sell us fruit-washed junk food as well as risking personal dietary caloric excess. Today's guest posting come from RD Jennelle Arnew who is involved in the Aim For 8 Everyday campaign that inspired Rob's post.Wow! We were surprised that our Aim for 8 everyday! messaging campaign made it to your blog site. In fairness to our campaign, we are hoping to put the Aim for 8 everyday! messaging into context for you and your followers. Firstly, we…
  • Fear the Nutrition Guru Whose Opinions Don't Change

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Nutrition is anything but a set-in-stone science. It's staggeringly difficult to study as it's near impossible to control for the myriad of confounding variables that might influence outcomes, study durations are too short, and dietary self-reporting is abysmal.As a consequence attitudes and opinions change.It's not an academic crime to have a mind open to change, on the contrary, it's an academic crime if you don't.         
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  • Most Risk for Autism Comes from Common Genetic Variation, Not Rare Genes

    NIH Newsbot
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found. Heritability also outweighed other risk factors in this largest study of its kind to date. About 52 percent of the risk for autism was traced to common and rare inherited variation, with spontaneous mutations contributing a modest 2.6 percent of the total risk. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), New York City, explained: Genetic…
  • Study: Chocolate Pills to Help Your Heart

    Jenny Jessen
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    A new study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Lead by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, the study will be the first large test to evaluate cocoa flavanols, which in previous, smaller studies improved blood pressure, cholesterol, the body’s use of insulin, artery health and other heart-related factors. The study will also evaluate the use of multivitamins to help prevent cancer. Recent research suggested this benefit but…
  • July 4th Poses Health Hazards

    Jenny Jessen
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Many people are making plans to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks and outdoor recreation are a part of most July 4th celebrations, but sparklers, rockets and hot temperatures pose very real dangers to adults and children. With so many health hazards out there, it’s no wonder that patient numbers increase over the holiday. Here are some important safety precautions for you and your children this Fourth of July. 95% of emergency room visits involved fireworks that Federal regulations permit consumers to use. Use common sense: fireworks and sparklers should be used with caution.
  • Using Big Data Analytics to Predict Metabolic Syndrome

    Jenny Jessen
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A new study by Aetna’s Innovation Labs and GNS Healthcare uses “big data” analytics to predict patients at risk for metabolic syndrome. Their results show that lowering waist size and blood glucose have the largest health benefits and cause the biggest reduction in medical costs. Regular doctor visits and medication adherence reduces the one-year probability of having metabolic syndrome in nearly 90% of people. Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of five risk factors that raise your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke: Large…
  • Review Finds Inexpensive Food a Key Factor in Rising Obesity

    Jenny Jessen
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:01 pm
    A new review summarizing what is known about economic factors linked to increasing obesity in the United States dispels some widely held beliefs and concludes that cheap food has fueled the obesity epidemic [1]. The review, published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, notes that rising obesity rates have been accompanied by increased rather than decreased leisure/free time, increased fruit and vegetable availability rather than a decline in healthier foods, and increased exercise uptake. After examining all the data, the researchers say the widespread availability of…
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • How to Tell Someone You Have Herpes

    Amy Joyice
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    How to Tell Someone You Have Herpes If you have accepted and come to terms with your diagnosis, that makes it a lot easier. When you’re comfortable, it comes across. read more
  • 5 Symptoms You Should Bring to the Attention of Your Doctor

    Erin Kennedy
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Display Title:  5 Symptoms You Should Bring to the Attention of Your Doctor Subtitle:  When symptoms don't improve, it's time to check in with your doctor. Here are 5 symptoms to keep a lookout for. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/5-symptoms-you-should-bring-attention-y... Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • Dating With Genital Herpes

    Amy Joyice
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Now that you know you have genital herpes, you're out of the dating game, right? Absolutely not. read more
  • 11 Delicious Recipes You Won't Believe are Vegan

    Erin Kennedy
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Display Title:  11 Delicious Recipes You Won't Believe are Vegan Subtitle:  Here are 11 incredible and indulgent vegan recipes. They may even have you considering becoming vegan. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/community/share/11-delicious-recipes-you-wont-believe-ar... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Tune in to Michelle King Robson and Deepak Chopra Interview

    Erin Kennedy
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Display Title:  Tune in to Michelle King Robson and Deepak Chopra Interview Subtitle:  You won't want to miss this inspiring interview! Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Find Out More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/community/share/tune-my-interview-deepak-chopra Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
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  • Review: Ka’Chava – A New Health Drink

    Talli van Sunder
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few months ago, I received an email from Simon Malone, the founder of a new health drink called Ka’Chava, asking me to try his new drink and see what I thought. I decided to give it a try because I liked what I saw on the ingredient list. The ingredients were very clean and natural, containing many superfoods, such as, acai berry, spinach, kale, broccoli and shitake mushrooms to name a few. Plus his health drink contained no preservatives, artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, dairy, soy or gluten and was filled with mainly organic ingredients. With the ingredient list having passed my…
  • Lecture Series in July: Wellness & Vitality

    Talli van Sunder
    4 Jun 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Starting: Tuesday, July 8, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Wellness & Vitality Nutrition Series with Heather Lauren It is four one hour sessions weekly starting Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. Want information on the best food selections for renewed energy, al- lergy control, weight management, or simply healthier eating habits? Heather Lauren’s 4 free nutrition classes will teach you the essential foundations of nu- trition for a life of optimal quality and vitality! 1. Eating for Health:  (July 8th) The Eating for Health…
  • Taking Control of Your Health: How to Find Out What Your Body Needs to Be Its Best

    Talli van Sunder
    23 May 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Knowledge is power when it comes to anything, but especially our health. In order to optimize our health, there are a few general principles we all know to follow, but what about what we don’t know? While many individuals already know bad things are bad for them, they probably don’t know that genetics play a role in how their body or brain reacts to what they consume; whether food or medications or simply the effects of their individual environment. Genetics, hormone levels, body chemistry, environmental factors and current health conditions exert a strong influence on total…
  • How to Manage Pain Without Excessive Medications

    Talli van Sunder
    23 May 2014 | 12:13 am
    Back Pain When you’re in pain, almost nothing else matters.  Whether it’s a small ache or sensational agony, pain interferes with your capacity to enjoy life and even operate normally from day to day.  However, for millions of Americans living in chronic pain, pain has become a way of life, and unfortunately sometimes an excessive amount of pain medication consumption ensues. Drug Free Options for Pain Relief Pain Management Cream- Can help men and women overcome the symptoms associated with pain – without the side effects or unwanted by-products of other forms of treatment.
  • Getting Healthy: 5 Reasons Why Healthy Lifestyles Improve Overall Health

    Talli van Sunder
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Photo by mikebaird via Flickr Your daily habits – from the food you eat, to the exercise you get, to the time you go to sleep – can have a significant effect on your health. Every choice you make has a positive or negative impact. Developing healthy behaviors can give you a better, healthier life. Cultivating a healthy lifestyle is more than just addressing a particular health problem. By making healthy choices every day, you can stay healthy for as long as possible. Here are five reasons why a healthy lifestyle improves your overall health. 1. Weight Control The foods you eat directly…
 
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    HealthNewsBlog.com

  • Six Smallpox Vials Found in FDA Lab Storage Room

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Forgotten smallpox vials from the 1950s have been found in an FDA lab storage room. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Has Killed 337

    18 Jun 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The ongoing ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 337 people and shows no signs of abating. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Study Links Reduced Sleep to Childhood Obesity

    7 Jun 2014 | 12:57 am
    A new study has linked reduced sleep to childhood obesity. Over 1,000 children were monitored in the study. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Patient Dies From Mad Cow Disease in Texas

    5 Jun 2014 | 6:55 pm
    A Texas patient has died from Mad cow disease. Lab tests confirmed the patient had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Windshield Washer Fluid is a Source of Legionnaires Say Scientists

    19 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Scientists have determined that Legionnaires disease may be able to grow in windshield washer fluid. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Management of calcium channel blocker overdoses

    Sundeep Shenoy, Shilpa Lankala, Sasikanth Adigopula
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are some of the most commonly used medications in clinical practice to treat hypertension, angina, cardiac arrhythmias, and some cases of heart failure. Recent data show that CCBs are the most common of the cardiovascular medications noted in intentional or unintentional overdoses.1 Novel treatment approaches in the form of glucagon, high-dose insulin therapy, and intravenous lipid emulsion therapies have been tried and have been successful. However, the evidence for these are limited to case reports and case series. We take this opportunity to review the…
  • Impact of electronic health records on the patient experience in a hospital setting

    Christopher W. Migdal, Aram A. Namavar, Virgie N. Mosley, Nasim Afsar-manesh
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    BACKGROUNDThe impact of electronic health records (EHRs) and their effects on optimizing the patient experience has been debated nationally. Currently, there is a paucity of data in this area, and existing research offers conflicting results. Since 2006, the Assessing Residents' CI-CARE (ARC) program has evaluated the physician-patient interaction of resident physicians at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health utilizing a 20-item questionnaire administered through facilitator-patient interviews. OBJECTIVETo evaluate the impact of EHR implementation on the patient experience.
  • Intravenous antibiotic durations for common bacterial infections in children: When is enough enough?

    Alan R. Schroeder, Shawn L. Ralston
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Durations of intravenous antibiotic therapy for bacterial infections in hospitalized children sometimes extend well beyond clinical recovery and are often the primary determinants of length of stay. These durations, however, are not always based on solid evidence. Moreover, fixed durations are invariant to important individual factors. We review guidelines and the available evidence for durations of intravenous antibiotic therapy for meningitis, bacteremia, urinary tract infection, and osteomyelitis, conditions where intravenous antibiotics often extend beyond resolution of clinical symptoms.
  • Aspirin versus anticoagulation for prevention of venous thromboembolism major lower extremity orthopedic surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Frank S. Drescher, Brenda E. Sirovich, Alexandra Lee, Daniel H. Morrison, Wesley H. Chiang, Robin J. Larson
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    BACKGROUNDHip fracture surgery and lower extremity arthroplasty are associated with increased risk of both venous thromboembolism and bleeding. The best pharmacologic strategy for reducing these opposing risks is uncertain. PURPOSETo compare venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding rates in adult patients receiving aspirin versus anticoagulants after major lower extremity orthopedic surgery. DATA SOURCESMedline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Cochrane Library through June 2013; reference lists, ClinicalTrials.gov, and scientific meeting abstracts. STUDY…
  • Red blood cell transfusion: Impact of an education program and a clinical guideline on transfusion practice

    Howard L. Corwin, John W. Theus, Christopher S. Cargile, Nicholas P. Lang
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:26 am
    BACKGROUNDRed blood cell (RBC) transfusion guidelines have been developed by professional societies. These guidelines recommend a restrictive RBC transfusion practice for most clinical populations. Despite the consistency of guidelines and limited evidence for RBC transfusion efficacy, there is variability in RBC transfusion practice. METHODSA program was initiated in a tertiary medical center to align RBC transfusion practice with best-practice RBC transfusion guidelines. The program included an educational program, followed after 6 months by RBC transfusion decision support that included…
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    QJM - current issue

  • Plasmacytoma--a rare sternal tumor

    Aron, A., Jain, R. K., Brateanu, A.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
  • Articulating the value of health research

    Fears, R., Kelleher, D., Tresguerres, J. A. F., Charpentier, B., Popescu, I., Souhami, R.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Previous contributions to Quarterly Journal of Medicine have drawn attention to the work of FEAM, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine, in collaboration with others, in exploring and explaining the issues that will ensure an appropriate European Union (EU) policy framework for health research and innovation. In this article, we present a proposal for an archive of important research conducted in the EU that will act as a resource for illustrating and guiding the development of the necessary regulatory framework.
  • Elements: in this month's issue

    Donnelly, S. C.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
  • Airway stem cells and lung cancer

    Succony, L., Janes, S. M.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK and despite recent therapeutic advances there is a desperate need for new therapies to improve outcomes from this devastating disease. Through defining the spatial location of the airway epithelial stem or progenitor cell populations and their mechanisms of maintenance and repair of the epithelium it is becoming clear that these populations are situated at areas corresponding to those involved in lung cancer initiation. We explore the evidence for stem cells being the cancer initiator cell and for a ‘lung cancer stem cell’ within…
  • Tuberculous muscle abscess

    Lai, K.- L., Shi, Z.- Y., Chao, W.- C., Liu, P.- Y., Wu, L.- H.
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
 
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  • Tar Wars National Conference Showcases Prevention Efforts

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    The AAFP hosted its annual Tar Wars National Conference July 21-22 in Washington to recognize a group of fourth- and fifth-graders for spreading the word to their peers to stay tobacco-free.
  • AAFP Shifts Health IT Focus from Implementation to Optimization

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The AAFP has announced a shift in its health information technology focus from implementation of electronic health records to optimization of the technology -- welcome to the AAFP's Alliance for eHealth Innovation.
  • New Tool Puts Advocacy at Your Fingertips

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    With all of the health care debates going on in Congress, it can be difficult to keep track of -- much less weigh in on -- the latest policy issues. But you're in luck: The Academy recently launched a new tool that saves you time by making the process easy and convenient.
  • Community Approach Essential to Battling Nation's Drug Problem

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The White House's 2014 National Drug Control Strategy recommends expanding community-based efforts to prevent drug use before it begins and empowering health care professionals to intervene with patients at early signs of a substance abuse disorder, tactics one FP is already using.
  • Former CMS Head Breaks Down ACO Lessons to Date

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are growing rapidly nationwide, offering the promise of coordinated patient care at a lower cost. Former CMS administrator Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., recently discussed with AAFP News some early returns on ACOs, including the fact that many physician-led groups are moving to the new payment model.
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  • ALCOHOLISM.

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Advancements in the Treatment of Alcoholism Current Treatments for Alcoholism Current treatment for alcoholism is based upon an abundance of research regarding effective approaches to helping those dependent decrease their usage or abstain altogether, and further development of more effective treatments are emerging as more research is conducted. As treating alcoholism is difficult because there is no single effective treatment and the disease affects people differently, it is proposed that treatments derive from each patient’s specific needs.[1] Statistics show that alcohol use disorders,…
  • Equity Release Schemes

    Terry Goodkind
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    Thus while undergoing an equity release home loan it is highly necessary for a person to make use of the equity release calculator which will help them to have  knowledge about the money which they can look for their house and also in the meanwhile the money which they expect must be a reasonable one. Here you go: http://www.equityrelease-specialists.co.uk.  
  • Child Discipline: What Really Works?

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    The only things more distasteful than an undisciplined child, is the process of disciplining itself. Some parents start with disciplining at an early stage and some start later, only when the tantrums become too much to bear. The key here is to start early. It is important that they understand that you are in charge, not them. But this can be a tricky undertaking. Disciplining without hurting a child’s fragile sense of pride is the key here.Spanking a child was considered as an okay thing for parents to do about a couple of decades back. Today, in the light of new medical evidence, spanking…
  • US hospitals are fined millions for unethical acts, Indian ones go free.

    DR.MOHAN SHARMA
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Even as no action has been taken by the Indian government on hospitals giving doctors a cut for referring patients to them and for carrying out unnecessary procedures, in the US more than six hospitals have been fined several million dollars since the beginning of the year for exactly such practices. In the face of hard evidence of doctors getting commissions and cuts, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan recently promised he would refer the matter to the ethics committee of the Medical Council of India — ironically, a body he had himself referred to as "a big source of corruption". In…
  • Hip hop Music Therapy : Let's learn from a Psychologists

    Dahl Sagucio
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Note : This article is intended for Medical information, as I am handling BS Psychology students this semester.When  i came across this article, i thought it  would be  worth sharing.   Have you heard about the famous Rapper's song " Traumatized" by Meek Miller?. This is one of the most Popular rap song today. A Doctoral candidate on Clinical Psychology, Ms. Cendrine Robinson , MS  has related her involvement on Hip hop therapy music. The psychologists has this recollections: “Why does Meek Mill sound so angry?” I wondered as I listened to the rapper’s song "Dreams and Nightmares"…
 
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  • Why one dad wants to ban play dates

    A. Pawlowski
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    The play date has become as much a part of childhood as homework and sleepovers, with parents happy to arrange a set time when their children can socialize in a supervised and controlled setting.But one dad says the play date is ruining kids and the basic concept of play.
  • Save on shopping, without coupons

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Lisa Freeman of ShopSmart magazine shows how to save money on everyday items at the supermarket without clipping coupons.
  • Pow! Fresh footage unveiled for 'Batkid Begins' at Comic-Con

    Randee Dawn
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Batkid is coming ... to a theater near you! At least, that's what filmmakers are hoping with plans for a documentary about the 2013 viral event that touched the nation — in which a leukemia-stricken 5-year-old got to be Batman for a day, courtesy the city of San Francisco. And at Comic-Con Sunday, an expanded trailer gave audiences an early look at what that doc might look and sound like.
  • Whoopi on ‘View’ shakeup: ‘I don’t know what’s going on’

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    The celebrated actress and talk-show host talks about her role in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film reboot, and admits that even with all the speculation, she doesn’t know what’s in store for “The View.”
  • Stay-at-home dad: Ban play dates

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    A stay-at-home dad is setting off debate after he suggested banning play dates for children, claiming they stifle creativity and squash spontaneity. NBC’s Craig Melvin reports.
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  • BHL Challenge Week 4: Choose Any Focus

    Angie
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Final Week This has been a fun challenge!  I want to send a big thanks out to Glenneth from Let’s Talk and Walk for co-hosting with me this year. I sure hope she’ll join us in 2015! AND a quick shout out to our prize sponsors: Momentum Jewelry for donating a wrap bracelet! Glenneth at Let’s Talk and Walk for donating a Cool Case Thermal and I’m donating a $50 Amazon e-gift card! Just because this challenge is coming to an end next week doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep going. I’m looking forward to challenging…
  • Healthy Drink Choices

    Angie
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Choosing Healthier Beverages: Your body will thank you for it! Our bodies need a steady flow of liquids to be healthy, preferably at least eight tall glasses per day or approximately 64 ounces. One of the very best healthy drink choices a body can enjoy is definitely crystal clean water. There are some who say that they don’t enjoy water and indeed many who live entirely on a diet of coffee, soda pop and other sweet drinks. This is not good for the body for several reasons. Caffeine acts as both a short term stimulant and a diuretic which means that it robs the body of water instead of…
  • BHL Challenge Week 3: Health

    Angie
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Check in #3 We are now to week 3 of the challenge and before you know it, July will be over. Thanks to all of you who participated in the NUTRITION challenge last week. Be sure to do your check in’s before the challenge is over so you can be entered to win some fun prizes. This week our challenge is better health. We can all stand to make more healthy changes in our life so this week we’ll focus on that. Here are some ideas: Get more sleep. Set a bed time and stick to it! Take time out of the day for yourself Set up a long awaited doctor’s…
  • BHL Challenge Week 2: Nutrition

    Angie
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Check in #2 Thanks to all who participated last week in the Better Healthy Living FITNESS challenge.  This week we challenge ourselves to focus on nutrition. Living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy.  These challenges are here to help all of us break through some barriers we might have. Today’s Tip: Don’t skip breakfast Breakfast is a great way to start the day because you are breaking the fast after a night’s sleep. You don’t need a full meal but you should eat something to give you the fuel you need to get your day started.
  • July Better Healthy Living Challenge Is Live

    Angie
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The Better Healthy Living Challenge is live!  Just a bit behind in posting since I was traveling home from an amazing vacation. I’ll tell you more about that in another post. The details for this months challenge are below.  Glenneth and I sure hope you’ll join us.  I’m so excited to have her join me as a co-host this year.  You can read more about Glenneth AND get the buttons/banner for the challenge here. There are going to be 4 different challenges this month. Each week we’ll focus on something different. You can find the topics below. And choose one or more…
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Interfering with interferon

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Weizmann Institute of Science) Virus-killing molecules may need all their skills, including inflammation, to fight HIV infection.
  • Gender inequalities in health: A matter of policies

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (SOPHIE project) Gender inequalities in health vary in European countries according to their family policies model. Countries with traditional policies (central and southern Europe) and contradictory policies (eastern Europe), present higher inequalities in self-perceived health. These are especially remarkable in southern Europe countries, where women present a 27 percent higher risk of having poor health compared to men. Conversely, in the dual-earner (Nordic countries) and the market-oriented countries this difference decrease to a non-significant 5 percent and 4 percent, respectively.
  • Industrial lead pollution beat explorers to the South Pole by 22 years and persists today

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Desert Research Institute) Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December of 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists led by Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute have proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived long before.
  • Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer discovered

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Bradford) Researchers from the University of Bradford, UK, have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not.
  • Henry Ford study: Burnout impacts transplant surgeons

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Henry Ford Health System) Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40 percent feel emotionally exhausted, according to a new national study on transplant surgeon burnout.The findings will be presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress on Wednesday in San Francisco.
 
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  • ACA rules force health insurers to increase spending on care delivery

    Joseph Burns
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    The percent of premium dollars allocated to administrative costs and profit dropped in all markets since the introduction of the 80/20 rule. (Click to enlarge image.) A new report on how health insurers are complying with the medical loss ratio rules shows insurers spent more on care delivery and less on profit and overhead in 2013 than they did in the previous two years. The report, “Consumers Benefited From 80/20 Rule in 2013,” from the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that the percentage of consumers insured by companies that met or exceeded the requirements…
  • Welcome to AHCJ’s newest members

    Len Bruzzese
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves. Meghan Hoyer, data journalist, USA Today, McLean, Va. (@meghanhoyer) Elisa Lala, staff writer and health reporter, The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville, N.J. Robyn Norwood, independent journalist, Long Beach, Calif. (@RobynNorwood) Katja Ridderbusch, independent journalist, Atlanta Gina Roberts-Grey, independent journalist, Baldwinsville, N.Y. (@GinaRobertsGrey) If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re…
  • Reporting team scrutinizes Medicare Advantage

    Liz Seegert
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Fred Schulte The Center for Public Integrity’s series unearthing potential fraud and waste under the Medicare Advantage program had little help — and apparently little interest — from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The insurance program, which Congress established to help control health care costs for older adults, could leave taxpayers on the hook for more than $36 billion, as AHCJ member Fred Schulte and the rest of the investigative team uncovered. In this “How I did it” article, Schulte explains how the series follows up on CPI’s 2012 Medicare costs…
  • Hospital survey data updated, with changes

    Jeff Porter
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    AHCJ has just updated its easy-to-use Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data to include the latest release of the data by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and reflect changes in the data by CMS. The data include survey questions about how doctors and nurses communicate, how hospitals are controlling patients’ pain, how hospitals are keeping clean and quiet, and more. AHCJ also creates a spreadsheet file that contains a timeline of the overall ratings of hospitals, with results from October 2006 to September 2013. Each data…
  • Breaking down court rulings on Affordable Care Act subsidies

    Joanne Kenen
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Even for those of us who cover the Affordable Care Act (ACA) more or less full time, July 22 was a pretty zany day. Here’s a recap and some resources to help you going forward. First an appeals court in Washington, D.C., ruled, 2-1 that people can’t continue to get subsidies in the federal exchanges – just on the state exchanges. Only it didn’t move to enforce that ruling – which would cut off millions receiving subsidies – because the three judges on that panel knew they didn’t necessarily have the last word. There are more legal fights to come in the case, known as Halbig v.
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    Lifescript

  • Get the ADHD Facts You Need to Help Your Child

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Kate Taylor, Special to LifescriptSometimes you envy your child’s energy. Other times you wonder if your Energizer Bunny will ever wind down. If that’s often the case, it’s possible your kid has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Before you worry, get the truth behind 11 common ADHD myths... If you've spent any time around schools, parks or other places children play, you've probably heard about ADHD – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “That boy is so hyper; he must have ADHD,” parents and teachers say, flinging around the…
  • Ending Endometriosis Pain: An Expert Q&A

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Linda Wasmer Andrews, Special to LifescriptEndometriosis causes pain and sometimes infertility for at least 5.5 million American women. But an accurate diagnosis and relief can be hard to come by. A top doctor explains why, and answers key questions about this often-misunderstood disorder... You’ve struggled with heavy periods and pelvic pain for years. And you haven’t been able to get pregnant. Doctors have treated you for a variety of conditions but can’t ease your discomfort or aid fertility. Finally, you’re diagnosed with endometriosis. This story…
  • Diabetes and Celiac Disease: What’s the Link?

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffIs there a link between people with diabetes and celiac disease? Yes - about 1 in 20 people with type 1 diabetes has celiac disease, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Even in the general population (including those with type 2 diabetes), the rate is estimated as high as 1 in about 250. Celiac disease is a digestive disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. The disease causes damage to the small intestine and prevents nutrients from being absorbed from food. Those with celiac disease may…
  • Famous Chefs’ Recipes for Your Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Lori Newman, Lifescript Staff WriterAn anti-inflammatory diet might ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Try these 9 healthful, mouthwatering recipes from famous chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Rachael Ray... Did you eat an anti-inflammatory rainbow of food today? It might help ease the joint pain and stiffness of rheumatoid arthritis. Eating more colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish and healthy fats such as olive oil – the basis of an antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory diet – may help RA patients stay healthy. That’s because…
  • Why Can't I Sleep?

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Stephanie Schorow, Special to LifescriptGet eight hours of shut-eye a night. Drink milk before bedtime to fall asleep faster. Could Mom’s advice have been wrong all these years? Separate fact from fiction with these 10 common sleep myths... Spending another night tossing and turning in bed? So are 40 million Americans. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that 30% of adults have insomnia, most of them women. It’s no wonder that Americans spend billions on sleeping aids. Sleep is as important to your health as eating right and exercising. It helps repair, refuel and…
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  • Minimally Invasive Surgery is Preferred, But Can You Get It?

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerWould you prefer minimally invasive surgery, if it were available? Many patients who might benefit from minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery instead of traditional “open surgery” are not given the option, according to a Johns Hopkins University surgeon. Laparoscopy is a procedure in which a tube is placed through a small cut in your abdomen, near your navel. A tiny video camera (laparoscope) is inserted into the tube and used to see the inside of your pelvis and abdomen. Surgery can be performed with the guidance of the…
  • Conflicting Study Results About Testosterone Therapy Safety

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Reviewed by Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerAre testosterone products safe? In January 2014, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was investigating the risk for stroke, heart attack and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. The investigation was prompted by reports of increased risk of those outcomes in middle-aged or older men after starting testosterone supplementation. The announcement coincided with publication in the journal PLoS ONE of a study of nearly 56,000 men who had been prescribed testosterone between 2008 and 2010. The rate…
  • Controversy Brews Over Women’s Yearly Pelvic Exams

    7 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerShould pelvic exams be included in women’s yearly physicals? A controversy is brewing about that subject among two doctors’ groups. The American College of Physicians (ACP), whose members are internists, recently recommended that doctors stop performing pelvic exams during routine checkups on healthy women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), on the other hand, has reasserted the importance of regular pelvic examinations. The outcome of the disagreement could influence primary-care medical…
  • 3-D Mammograms May Be Worth Your While

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Reviewed by Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerAre 3-D mammograms worth the extra money and trouble? Performing a 3-dimensional mammogram in addition to the standard 2-dimensional imaging finds more invasive cancers and leads to fewer recalls for additional tests, a large, multi-institutional study has found. It is not clear, however, whether the technique will lead to improved survival from breast cancer. Digital mammograms have played an important role in reducing death from breast cancer. But the technique has been criticized for producing false-positive results that…
  • FDA to Pregnant Women: Don’t Avoid Fish

    23 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerPregnant and breastfeeding moms no longer need to avoid fish. In a complete reversal from 2004 guidelines, the Food and Drug Administration is now calling on pregnant women to eat more fish. For the past 10 years, the FDA recommended that pregnant women and children largely avoid seafood due to mercury contamination that can interfere with nervous system development. The FDA now says that limiting or avoiding fish during pregnancy and early childhood can deprive developing brains and bodies of important nutrients. The new guidelines…
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Is alcohol in moderation really good for your heart?

    Dr. Ayala
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    I’m awfully fond of the advice to drink wine in moderation. It introduces us the non-intuitive understanding that many things in nature have an inverted U relationship: a little bit is good, adding some more doesn’t improve outcome, but high levels of the same healthy substance make it toxic, and not healthy at all. But now, a new study questions this advice.
  • Delicious parsley, toasted sesame and miso salad

    Dr. Ayala
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is parsley the new kale? Taste this salad and you’ll believe it! But I’m not here to foster rivalry between dark green leafy veggies – they’re all very good to eat -- just to give you a taste of this new salad of mine that has turned a few friends into serious parsley fans.
  • 3 things to think about before you urge your kids to eat their veggies

    Dr. Ayala
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Kids are smarter than most people think. I suggest that our working assumption should be that they are smarter than us. So what gets them to listen, really listen?
  • Healthy homemade frozen treats for a hot summer day

    Dr. Ayala
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:31 am
    Summer's here, time to cool off with a fruity, herbal hoemade sorbet! These recipes call for an ice cream maker. Not every kitchen has or needs one—I give instructions for making these fruit treats without one—but if you have the space in your kitchen these small appliances aren’t expensive (under $50), and will probably earn their keep.
  • Working off a Coke: Warped logic at its finest

    Dr. Ayala
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    Coke has a new online ad, beautiful, happy, clever, and logically twisted. The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.
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    Walker Tea Review

  • Tea Review 533: Temple Road’s Crane Monk Light Oolong

    Jason Walker
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
      Score: 91 Price (as of post): 25 g = $8.99  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Temple Road. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com
  • Tea Review 532: Grand Tea’s Organic GABA Oolong

    Jason Walker
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
      Origin: Huang Shan Harvest: 2013 Score: 91 Organic: CERES Price (as of post): 25 g = $6.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Grand Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? […]
  • Properties of Aged Wulong

    Jason Walker
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Suppose a tea vendor or processor  somewhere in China or Taiwan is going through his storage room and finds a container of tea that has been sitting there for more years than he can remember. Knowing that tea cost him something, and looking to recover that cost, he comes up with an idea: “I’ll call […]
  • Dialog: Taiwan Tea Competitions

    Jason Walker
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Healthy competition can be a very good thing. In the case of tea farmers and producers, tea competitions can drive participants to learn more and create better teas. It can be good for tea drinkers as well. Taiwan has been organizing tea competitions for nearly 40 years, and these competitions have raised standards and improved […]
  • Tea Review 531: Yezi’s Ming Hong

    Jason Walker
    5 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Origin: Nanhu Mtns, Fujian Province Harvest: Autumn 2013 Score: 89 Price (as of post): 5 g sample = $2.95 to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Yezi Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea […]
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    mobihealthnews

  • MC10, biopharma company UCB team up on neurological diseases

    Jonah Comstock
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cambridge, Massachusetts-based flexible electronics company MC10 has embarked on its first public partnership with a pharmaceutical company, Belgium-based UCB. Although many of the details remain undisclosed, the companies have announced that UCB will use MC10′s BioStamp technology to pursue new therapies for neurological disorders. “They’re going to combine our devices with their work to understand neurological diseases […]
  • HealthCrowd case study makes strong case for texting Medicaid patients

    Jonah Comstock
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    HealthCrowd, text-message-based patient engagement strategy, has completed a pilot with New York Medicaid plan Healthfirst, showing that 86 percent of Healthfirst’s Medicaid population was equipped to receive text messages. “Over 80 percent of the population we intervened on had a mobile phone,” Neng “Bing” Doh, HealthCrowd’s CEO and cofounder, told MobiHealthNews in an exclusive interview. “Historically, a […]
  • In-Depth: ACO’s digital health patient engagement opportunity

    Joe Maillie
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Over the course of the past decade the concept of an accountable care organization (ACO) has come to define a variety of healthcare provider setups that have primary care as a core focus, payments tied to care quality improvements, and an incentive for lower costs. These models have long been held up as ideal contexts for […]
  • Nearly half of Kaiser Permanente’s members use My Health Manager

    Aditi Pai
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Around 4.4 million members in health system Kaiser Permanente’s 9.1 million member network are using Kaiser’s online health management platform, called My Health Manager, according to a Kaiser’s 2013 annual report. Kaiser Permanente’s health manager website had over 131 million visits last year. The report adds that through Kaiser’s online and mobile health services 34.4 million […]
  • Sense sleep sensor, health device marketplace and 4 other crowdfunding campaigns

    Aditi Pai
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    This week, a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a sleep sensor, called Sense, reached and surpassed its $100,000 goal on the same day it launched. And while this company’s crowdfunding success was almost immediate, a few companies, which are still weeks from their goals, have been gaining funds steadily. Some other campaigns that have launched recently include a […]
 
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Sara Kolling Lost 85 Pounds After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

    Dani Stone
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve ever been in an abusive relationship, you know how it drains you of your spirit and self-esteem. Today, our true weight loss story focuses on Sara Kolling, a woman who had the courage to leave her abuser and for the first time in a long time, devote herself to her own well being. [...]
  • 7 Things You Must Know About Energy Drinks

    Elizabeth
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Ask a room full of people about energy drinks, and you’re likely to get a room full of different responses. Some people love them, some hate them, and a fair amount fall squarely in the middle. Shape Magazine attempts to shed some light on the issue by breaking down what energy drinks contain, and how [...]
  • Trader Joe’s Gets Juiced and Jumps on Board the Cold Pressed Juice Trend

    Jessica Tholmer
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Trader Joe’s has always been a wonderful grocery option for people who like to eat healthy and eclectic foods. Quirky and honest, Trader Joe’s has always offered a quality range of new and exciting choices. Recently, Trader Joe’s joined the pack of grocers and coffee stops offering green cold pressed juice. Cold pressed juice extracts [...]
  • Are You Man Enough for Yoga? Why More Men Should Butt in to the Yoga Gender Bias

    Brendon Payne
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Of course men know the benefits of yoga, and we know what we’re missing out on. So why do we still not go? We often see women go to yoga stressed out and leave with their heads held high. We see them carry on the rest of the day in a state of bliss, so [...]
  • How to Lose a Guy in 12 Meals: Foods Your Man Just Doesn’t Understand

    Brandi Koskie
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Want to ditch a guy you’re not in to? Maybe passively scare off your boyfriend? A nice green smoothie or cup of Kombucha ought to do the trick! Shape Magazine talked with men to find out which foods they can’t stand, and landed on 12 bites and sips that they just don’t get. We know [...]
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  • Veterans' Needs 'Should Drive Where They Get Their Care'

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Provided by Kaiser Health News. By Mary Agnes Carey KHN Staff Writer JUL 14, 2014 On Capitol Hill, lawmakers resume work this week to resolve differences over legislationaimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Russ Wins!

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:00 pm
    (CHICAGO) - We're so very proud of Russ Kridel, MD, of Houston, who won election today to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. Dr. Kridel is extremely dedicated to physicians... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • #AMAmtg Calls for Care for Vets Outside of Troubled VA

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Dr. Lockhart (Chicago) - Led by the delegations from Texas and Florida, the American Medical Association House of Delegates today called on President Barack Obama to "to take immediate action to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Texans Stand for Patients, Texas Docs at #AMAmtg

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    CHICAGO - From improving access to care for veterans to helping young physicians manage their mountains of student debt, Texas physicians, residents, and medical students lent their voices to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Drs. Bailey, Lockhart Win #AMAmtg Elections

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:43 am
    Clockwise from lower left: Ms. Hamouie and Ms. Bailey with Romero  Santiago, UT Southwestern; Dr. Sue Bailey; Dr. Kridel; Dr. Ejesieme; and Dr. Lockhart CHICAGO - Two Texas physicians secured... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • ‘How to’ Video: $2 SELF-WATERING Garden Bed

    Cathy Heard
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    This is absolutely amazing! I really want to make a few of these boxes next year. The bonuses: Self-watering, Cheap, Grow organic food and Share with others. Tell us and others what you think in the comments below. Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health Amy Rost (Compiler) (59) Buy new: $19.95 $17.34 114 used & new from $7.24The post ‘How to’ Video: $2 SELF-WATERING Garden Bed appeared first on Cathy's Natural Remedies. Related posts: Video: The World’s First Commercial Vertical Farm Two GREAT Ideas to…
  • Vote: Should Community Drinking Water Be Fluoridated?

    Cathy Heard
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    You have all heard of Costco, right? It is a membership-only food warehouse and they want you to vote on whether or not water should be fluoridated? You can go here to vote. The Costco Connection has an article on fluoridation which presents both sides of the argument. Howard Pollick takes the Yes side. He is a member of the American Dental Association’s National Fluoridation Advisory Committee as well as a clinical professor of preventive and restorative dentistry. Paul Connett, intakes the No side and is the director f the Fluoride Action Network as well as co-author of The Case…
  • Why Everyone Should Learn To Lucid Dream

    Cathy Heard
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:07 am
    The following is a guest post about lucid dreaming. Enjoy! Imagine this: you’re exploring things and emotions you never thought were possible. You have the opportunity to control anything that goes on, and have the power to change anything if needed. You’re exploring these crazy ideas as if you were doing it in real life, however you’re merely dreaming. Is there a monster chasing you as you lucid dream? No worries – with the power of your mind, you can dismiss that monster and completely modify the dream just the way you want it. So instead of being chased by a monster, you can talk…
  • It Has Been Awhile but I am Back!

    Cathy Heard
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:09 am
    We had a wonderful holiday in Rome and Greece. The food in Rome was amazing and the sites were unbelievable. So much walking but we absolutely loved it. We loved the squares where something was always going on. In Greece, the hills really gave me some exercise and I was able to find some great health foods! I loved the architecture and the great stores. Unfortunately, we returned early due to my sister getting skin cancer (more blogs on this to come). When we returned, we stayed with our daughter, husband and grandson. Needless to say, being around our grandson kept us very busy, which we…
  • My European Vacation Begins!

    Cathy Heard
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:58 am
    We am starting on a two month vacation to Europe. For the next four days, we will be flying, flying, flying. As a result, I highly doubt I will be able to blog. Once we are settled in Rome, and as long as we have great internet, I will return to blogging. I am looking very forward to the natural, non-GMO food in Europe. It will be much easier to eat well. I will post about what I find there and how I enjoy it. After Rome, we are headed to Greece for six weeks for some rest and relaxation. Again, we will be in a country where there are no GMOs! Can’t wait! Next is Lisbon. Getting to…
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • Upper Body Fun

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    I shall suffer the pain of discipline today, enjoy it, and benefit from it so that I do not suffer the shameful pain of regret.And so I did with this garage gym upper body meathead workout:1) KB Snatches - 4x12/side2A) KB OH Press 2B) DB Row3) Max Pushup sets to get 100 reps4A) DB Floor Press4B) KB ShrugGood times. That was it. Upper back was a little tight from yesterday's heavy squatting (
  • ny times

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    The numbers were startling: Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill shot up 12 percent on Tuesday after the company reported a nearly 26 percent spurt in its quarterly profit. For the fast-food industry, this was fresh evidence that the world of Big Macs and Doritos Locos Tacos has room for a menu with healthier-than-average food and higher-than-average prices.But it came as no surprise to a new
  • 5 snacks to avoid

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Most people have read that snacking is good for your metabolism. But...   ...if you eat these 5 snack food disasters, you will actually gain weight and get a bigger belly. Worse, you'll mess up your fat burning hormones so that it makes it harder to lose fat.   Today you're going to discover the shocking truth about 5 so-called "healthy" snack foods that are wrecking your diet and
  • 3 wrong exercises

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    If you are doing these 3 wrong exercises, you are completely wasting your time in the gym.   Please stop doing biceps curls, triceps kickbacks, or side bends. Those do NOTHING for your fat loss or body sculpting.   While we're at it, bicycle cross crunches and long slow cardio don't work either. That's research proven to be a waste of time. The good news is that you only need a few minutes a
  • Saturday Circuit

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    This is going to be another PERFECT Saturday morning, and you'll get a fast fat burning workout to kickstart your full day of fat loss...   Did this 4-Minute NO-equipment workout and followed it with a couple rounds of KB snatches, then a bike ride, and morning paper.   The Weekend Fat Burning Workout 1) Punisher Squats - 20 seconds squats, 10 second hold in bottom position 2) Spiderman
 
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Halbig Decision Puts Obamacare Back on the Front Burner and Will Give Republicans a Huge Political Headache

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Today's 2-1 decision by the DC Court of Appeals striking down federal premium subsidies, in at least the 27 states that opted for the feds to run their Obamacare insurance exchanges, has the potential to strike a devastating blow to the new health law. The law says that individuals can get subsidies to buy health insurance in the states that set up insurance exchanges. That appears to exclude
  • "Biggest Insurer Drops Caution, Embraces Obamacare"

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Kaiser Health News is out with that headline today reporting that UnitedHealthcare is expanding its Obamacare exchange presence planning to sell polices "in nearly half the exchanges next year." The story goes on to report that United's leadership is saying the new public marketplaces look sustainable. There may be more to it than that. Consider: A carrier laying back the first year will have
  • Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Finds Most People Who Bought Health Insurance on the Exchanges Are Happy With It and That 57% Were Previously Insured––No One Should Be Surprised On Either Count

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
    Let's take a look at both of these headlines: Most People Are Happy But Kaiser only asked the people who bought health insurance on the exchanges if they were happy with what Obamacare offered them. As I have said before on this blog, two out of three subsidy eligible people did not buy a health insurance plan in the first open-enrollment. This week the administration also reported that 76%
  • Obamacare: What About the Working Class and the Middle Class?

    18 Jun 2014 | 9:17 am
    The administration issued a report yesterday that says individuals who selected plans in the federal health insurance exchanges have a post-credit premium that is on average 76% less than the full premium for the plans they selected. And, 69% are paying less than $100 after the subsidies––46% are paying $50 or less. The administration also pointed out that 65% of individuals selecting the Silver
  • With the November Election Six Months Away Obamacare is Up For Grabs

    13 May 2014 | 12:34 pm
    House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans seemed surprised last week when representatives of the insurance industry reported that they didn't have enough data yet to forecast prices for next year's health insurance exchanges, the market was not about to blow up, and that so far at least 80% of consumers have paid for the health insurance policies they purchased on the exchanges. The
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • #FDAsm - FDA Releases Draft Social Media Guidance Five Years After Public Hearing

    David Harlow
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • FDA Social Media Guidance - Hangout on Air

    David Harlow
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Health Information Exchange: Meaningful Consent

    David Harlow
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Health Care Online Marketing, Social Media and HIPAA - Google Hangout on Air

    David Harlow
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Consumer Generated Data: Your "Data Exhaust"

    David Harlow
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
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    InsureBlog

  • Obamacare Outrage

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Has your health insurance coverage been cancelled? Are your rates under the "Affordable" Care Act unaffordable? Join the club at MyCancellationhttp://mycancellation.com/post/66881009752http://mycancellation.com/post/66880955868http://mycancellation.com/post/66881156889http://mycancellation.com/post/69508765121Harry Reid would say this is all lies.I say Harry Reid is a liar.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • A Grace-ful Benefit Revolution

    26 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Over at Benefit Revolution, Craig Gottwals has an in-depth look at the 90 day grace period conundrum (about which Bob first blogged here last year).  Briefly, folks who buy a plan on-Exchange (and who get a subsidy) have a unique opportunity to game the system in a big way.Craig's post also features an interesting video of his (very) recent appearance on the A&G Radio show discussing the issue.Nice job, Craig!Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • State Exchanges vs Subsidies

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    While we wait for the Halbig/King decisions to be resolved, and noting that they may not be as big a deal as so many folks believe,  here's video proof that it was no "drafting error" [ed: skip to just past the 31 minute mark for the money quote]: In case you can't make it out, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber - a key player in designing The ObamaTax - clearly says "What’s important to remember politically about this is if you're a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don't get their tax credits."Oopsies![Hat Tip: Reason]Original content copyright ©…
  • I see fake people...

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    So here's the thing:"Investigators ... created 12 fake health insurance test applicants and... have gotten qualified health plan (QHP) coverage for 11 through the [404Care.gov site]."So what's the big deal?If someone hacks your Visa card, they can (potentially) rack up some major purchases. But who in their right mind wants to steal insurance?Here's the problem(s):As Bob points out, it underscores just how poorly the 404Care site was designed and implemented, and how it continues to be an embarrassment to all who've worked on it (assuming they had any shame to begin with). More importantly,…
  • Heroic Carrier Tricks: CNA edition

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Back in the day, the Cincinnati Life Insurance Company sold Long Term Care insurance (LTCi), and a colleague (since retired) sold a number of these. Recently, a Cincinnati LTCi client called to complain about a claims problem, and I was happy to try to help out.Note: I had understood (mistakenly, as it turned out), that Cincinnati had actually sold its block of business to another carrier. This is a not-infrequent occurrence in the LTCi biz, but was not the case here. Instead, they had turned over policy service to a Third Party Administrator, LTCG, which also services other carriers'…
 
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    Health Business Blog

  • ACA rollout hits some Massachusetts businesses harder than expected

    David Williams
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Like many, I’ve been surprised that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has had such an impact on Massachusetts. After all we already had near universal coverage, an exchange/marketplace, lots of mandates, guaranteed issue and community rating. Obamacare is based on Romneycare. But somehow Massachusetts screwed up the rollout of the Obamacare exchange, which is costing $100 million to fix, and at least some Massachusetts small businesses are getting hit with big rate hikes as they renew. One small business I know got hit with a 29 percent premium jump, almost all due to the ACA.
  • Cavalcade of Risk is up at Healthcare Economist

    David Williams
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Healthcare Economist Jason Shafrin hosts the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival, featuring a roundup of posts on health insurance, democracy, workers comp and more.
  • Medicaid: Program for the poor should not impoverish doctors and hospitals

    David Williams
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Medicaid beneficiaries deserve the same access to healthcare services and products as people with commercial insurance or Medicare. But since Medicaid pays doctors and hospitals 27 to 65 percent less than commercial health plans (according to a new GAO report), it makes it awfully difficult for providers to be payer agnostic. Sure enough, we see even supposedly mission-driven non-profit healthcare systems looking to maximize their share of the commercial population by catering to that group. That’s a real public policy problem as the proportion of patients with Medicaid increases,…
  • Health Business TV: Cash for specialists, eVisits again, nursing shortage mythology

    David Williams
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=SqEf7ry112cIn this fifth episode of Health Business TV, I discuss my interview with HelloMD about cash payments to specialists, the long and slow evolution of eVisits, more on the nursing shortage myth, the United Independent Party in Massachusetts, and an update on the proposed 29% health insurance premium hike for our business.. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel and tell your friends!   By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams of the Health Business Group  
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Wing of Zock

    David Williams
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    The latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival is up at Wing of Zock (incidentally one of my favorite blog names!). You can catch the latest on the Affordable Care Act, health care in India, hospital readmissions, and cancer treatment. Have a look.
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Credble Numbers on Obamacare: And Why is the 16.3% Prevalence of Persons Without Health Insurance Good News?

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The signed Affordable Care ActWe finally have some credible numbers on what's happened to insurance enrollment under Obamacare. The paper can be found here.The authors used the ongoing Gallup-Healthways survey that questions representative samples of the U.S. population about their health insurance status. Since it began, this repeat survey has assessed changes in the coverage of adults 18 to 64 years of age. The authors used these data to assess the trends in insurance status that were associated with the roll-out of Obamacare between January 2012 to June 2014. For all of 2012 and…
  • Care Management: What a Bargain

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    They did it again!Sound familiar?Patients' intake into the program was initiated with a face-to face meeting with a nurse care manager.  After a physician-approved care plan was in place, the patients were telephoned and engaged in the protocol.  The patients could then use a voice-activated system or a website to report disease status.  Outbound nurse calls were prompted if the patients requested it, reported a problem, didn't have adequate disease control, if the medications were not being taken as prescribed or if there were side effects.  After 12 months, patients in…
  • New Insights on Big Data

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Say hello to big data!This week's The Economist discusses some of the implications of "big data." Population Health Blog readers may recall the Facebook kerfuffle when it was revealed that the company had been "experimenting" on its users.  While this is another timely reminder that Facebook users are not customers but a product, what's far more interesting is how the company used its vast utilization data to monetize the changes of a hundredth of single percent in its users' behavior.  These weenie changes can add up to additional…
  • Professional Physician Organizations: A Continuing Necessary Ingredient for Ongoing Health Reform

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    This JAMA article on "Professional Organizations' Role in Supporting Physicians to Improve Value in Health Care" reminds readers that "organized medicine" continues to have an important role in national health reform.  The Population Health Blog agrees and adds that these doctor professional organizations have not only been underestimated recently, but will continue to be a force to be reckoned with - both a national and state level.The article points out that groups like the American Medical Association (AMA) along with the various sister…
  • The Medicare Advantage Stars Program: Who Keeps the Money, Is it Evidence-Based and What About Variation?

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    The Population Health Blog has been practically banished from our living room when the spouse is watching TLC's Say Yes to the Dress.  This reality show follows the travails of young brides as they search for that perfect wedding gown while also dealing family expectations, tight budgets and dubious body art.  When the PHB stops in and pauses to watch the bridal drama unfold over more than just a few minutes, it naturally wants to share.  Mysteriously, the spouse treats its helpful outreach like some sort of provocation.  Little wonder.  Years ago, the PHB…
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • From the Health Wonks… are men getting the short end of the stick?

    Louise
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Jennifer from Wing of Zock hosted the Health Wonk Review today, and it’s an excellent edition.  One of the most interesting entries is from Hank Stern of InsureBlog, writing about the lack of covered men’s preventive services on new ACA-compliant plans. Overall, I agree with Hank on this one.  In the pre-ACA days, women by [...] The post From the Health Wonks… are men getting the short end of the stick? appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Contraceptive Coverage And The PPACA HHS Guidelines For Women’s Healthcare Short term health…
  • Burwell v Hobby Lobby – The Wisdom of Justice Ginsburg

    Louise
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    I’ve spent the last two evenings reading the text of Burwell v Hobby Lobby.  That might sound dull, but I highly recommend it – far more interesting than the text of the ACA or the thousands of pages of associated federal regulations that have been released to supplement it.  It’s 95 pages, but it’s a relatively [...] The post Burwell v Hobby Lobby – The Wisdom of Justice Ginsburg appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Colorado Judge Rules Against Contraceptive Mandate John Roberts and the PPACA SCOTUS Ruling And You Thought Gender…
  • 2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015

    Louise
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The 2015 Obamacare open enrollment period is just around the corner – less than five months away now.   If you have a qualifying event between now and November 15, you can enroll during your special open enrollment period.  But if not, here’s what you need to know: 2015 Obamacare Open enrollment will begin on November 15, 2014 [...] The post 2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015 appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Open Enrollment For Individual Health Insurance Plans Starting in 2014 Connect for Health…
  • Colorado CHP+ and exchange subsidy eligibility

    Louise
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:06 pm
    By now, I think most of our readers are aware that Colorado is one of the states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA, and that exchange subsidy eligibility begins where Medicaid eligibility ends – there is no overlap.  Households with incomes up to 133% of poverty level (actually 138%, because the law has a built-in 5% [...] The post Colorado CHP+ and exchange subsidy eligibility appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Exchange Subsidy Eligibility Impeded By High-Priced Group Health Insurance Access Will The Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Be Integrated…
  • Exchange website troubles and Medicaid expansion in the HWR

    Louise
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    Julie Ferguson hosted the Health Wonk Review this week, and it’s a great edition.  One of my favorite articles this time around is from Patrick Pine, writing at Healthcare Talent Transformation.  Patrick digs into the question of why there were so many exchange website troubles last fall – some of which are ongoing nine months later. [...] The post Exchange website troubles and Medicaid expansion in the HWR appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: The Expansion Of Medicaid Primarily Targets The Uninsured Population Controversy Surrounding The…
 
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Did Hospital VBP work?

    Jason Shafrin
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    How can Medicare improve quality and reduce cost? One idea is to introduce value-based purchasing (VBP). For instance, Medicare’s hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP) system increases payment rates for hospitals that demonstrate high quality. A paper by Ryan et al. (2014) explains the program in more detail. Under HVBP, acute care hospitals—those paid under Medicare’s Inpatient Prospective Payment System—received payment adjustments beginning in October of 2012 based on their performance on 12 clinical process and 8 patient experience measures from July 1, 2011 through March 31,…
  • Weekend Links

    Jason Shafrin
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Can wireless technology replace nurses? Social media and physician complaints. Oligopoly that is academia. Inappropriate uses of HIPAA. A Dearth in Innovation.
  • First biosimilar hits the market

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Making a generic version of a single molecule drug is fairly straightforward.  Making a replica of a biologic treatment, however, is not.  Nevertheless, Congress signed into law the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCI Act) to create a fast-track approval process for biological products that are demonstrated to be highly similar an FDA-approved biological product.  These products are known as biosimilars. Today, this legislation has bore fruit.   FierceBiotech reports: The FDA accepted Novartis’ application to sell a knockoff of…
  • Cavalcade of Risk #213

    Jason Shafrin
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    There are many types of risk. There are health risks and financial risks, systematic risk and idiosyncratic risk. And some risks are riskier than others: In this week’s edition of the Cavalcade of Risk, the best of the blog-o-sphere give their opinions on a handful of risky issues. Why do your health insurance rates increase every year, but your life insurance premiums remain the same? The Waterway Financial Group Blog explains. What kinds of insurance does a Heisman-trophy-winning QB buy? InsureBlog has the scoop. Is democracy at risk in Massachusetts? The Health Business Blog explains…
  • CBO presents ominous debt projections

    Jason Shafrin
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Like most years, in recent history, the Congressional Budget Office’s 2014 Long-term Budget Outlook is not rosy. Between 2009 and 2012, the federal government recorded the largest budget deficits relative to the size of the economy since 1946, causing its debt to soar. The total amount of federal debt held by the public is now equivalent to about 74 percent of the economy’s annual output, or gross domestic product (GDP)—a higher percentage than at any point in U.S. history except a brief period around World War II and almost twice the percentage at the end of 2008…Twenty-five…
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Health Wonk Review & More Noteworthy News

    Julie Ferguson
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    Catch up on your Health Policy Wonkery for the summer - Jennifer Salopek has posted Health Wonk Review: Polar Vortex Edition at Wing Of Zock. It's a great edition and one of only two to be published during the abbreviated summer schedule, so get your wonk fix now! Up? Down? Sideways? What's up with health care costs? - Joe Paduda:...
  • Cavalcade of Risk

    Julie Ferguson
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    R.J. Weiss of Weiss Insurance hosted last week's Cavalcade of Risk #212 - check it out! And while in the neighborhood,. check out his blog, too....
  • 3 Updates: Sheri Sangji lab death; Chilean miners; Tesora Plant explosion

    Julie Ferguson
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    We've recently found interesting developments or updates on three stories that we've covered in the past: A settlement in criminal charges in the Sheri Sangji Lab death case; an in-depth feature on how the Chilean miners survived; and a four-year retrospective on the Tesoro Plant explosion that killed 7. Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji...
  • Women of Steel

    Julie Ferguson
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    Are there many women in construction? They represent about 9% of the industry. Dorothée Moisan offers an excellent feature on New York's Women of Steel, illustrated beautifully with photos by Jonathan Alpeyrie. Early pioneers talk about what it was like to break into the field. One little vignette from days gone by: "I remember a young woman very well,"...
  • Cavalcade of Risk #211: Lightning Round

    Julie Ferguson
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    We're pleased to be hosting the 211th edition of Cavalcade of Risk and we give you the Lightning Round edition in honor of Lightning Safety Awareness Week. If you are struck by lightning, your odds are apparently pretty good of surviving the encounter - see the story of the Georgia man who was recently jolted out of his boots but...
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

  • Border Crisis: Fictions v. Facts (Part 2 of “Children from Central America”)

    Maggie Mahar
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Despite extensive media coverage, there is probably much that you don’t know about the history of the border crisis—and what we can or should do in response. Too often the headlines are designed to stir passions, rather than inform. At the end of next week, Congress will leave for its five-week August Recess. Between now and then legislators will be debating the issues, and no doubt many of your friends will be taking positions. Here are the facts you need when weighing what you hear–whether on television or at a neighbor’s barbecue.  Are you aware that since President…
  • Children from Central America Surge Across Our Border: Congress Must Now Decide Whether to Change the Immigration Law that George W. Bush Signed in 2008

    Maggie Mahar
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    If you think fertilized eggs are people but refugee kids aren’t, you’re going to have to stop pretending your concerns are religious– Syd’s SoapBox News reports have been filled with conflicting theories explaining why tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been streaming into the U.S.  Some observers say that their parents are sending them here, so that they can take advantage of the social services and free education available in the U.S. Others argue that they are not coming here willingly, but that they have been forced to…
  • Polarized Politics Led To Cantor’s Defeat– and Cochran’s Victory. Why the “Uncommitted Center” Is So Important (Cantor part 2)

    Maggie Mahar
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Please scroll down for Part 1 of this post.  When House Majority leader Eric Cantor lost his seat to ultra-conservative David Brat, the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus summed up the majority view among political pundits: “The episode offers a disturbing commentary about the poisonous, polarized state of American politics.”   I cannot agree. I don’t think “polarization” is toxic.  To the contrary, as the poet William Blake once wrote “Without Contraries, No Progress.”  Conflict can clarify issues, and help us move forward.  Indeed, the clash of opinions is a time-honored way…
  • Cantor’s Defeat—What It Does Not Mean– Part 1

    Maggie Mahar
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Shocked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in last week’s Virginia primary, many in the media have decided that this “earthquake” has re-shaped the political landscape. Immigration reform is dead, they say, and tea party radicals are far stronger than many suspected. Meanwhile, the alarmists warn, political polarization has divided the country, poisoning our democracy. On that last point they are half-right; Republican voters have moved to the far right, while politically active Democrats are beginning to shift toward the left. But polarization is not necessarily a threat…
  • The “Cholesterol Con”–Eggs

    Maggie Mahar
    15 Jun 2014 | 2:43 pm
    In the past, I have written about the “cholesterol con” (part 1), the widespread  belief that high levels of “bad  (LDL)  cholesterol” can cause heart attacks. As I have explained (part 2), the myth has generated enormous profits for many commercial interests, including companies that peddle statins. (Please read both parts of the post.)   No surprise, manufacturers  have poured millions of dollars into perpetuating the myth, and  thus have succeed in convincing a great many Americans that they should avoid high-cholesterol foods–including eggs.
 
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Sovaldi, a Quantum Leap... Backwards to the Days Before Randomized Controlled Trials?

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Sovaldi (sofosbuvir - Gilead) media circus is continuing.  The New York Times just reported that sales of the new drug for hepatitis C were about $3.5 billion for the last quarter, which should intensify the kerfuffle over its US price ($1000 per pill, $84,000 for a 12 week course of medication).Meanwhile, reports of its wondrous properties continue to appear in medical journals.The latest was announced this way in Bloomberg, Gilead Science Inc Solvadi, controversial because of its price, helps cure hepatitis C in people with HIV, according to researchers who say the drug has the…
  • Money vs Mission - How Generic Managers vs Physicians Think

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    On Health Care Renewal, we emphasize problems in leadership and governance in large health care organizations, and how they affect health care professionals' attempts to carry out their mission, and ultimately how they affect patients' and the public's health.  Large health care organizations are increasingly lead by people trained in business, not health care professionals, thus generic managers.  The stewards of these organizations, the members of their boards of directors or boards of trustees, are also increasingly current or former managers without direct health care…
  • For Hospital CEOs, Retirement May Mean Never Having to Lose Your Paycheck

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
     Dr Herbert Pardes was once one of the best paid CEOs of a US non-profit hospital system.  A new New York Times article reported that the hospital system continued to pay him millions after his retirement.  Introduction - the Best Paid Non-Profit Hospital System CEO in 2008In 2009, we first discussed the compensation given to Dr Herbert Pardes, the CEO of New York - Presbyterian Healthcare System, which appeared to make him one of the best paid, if not the best paid non-profit hospital system CEO in the US.  His total compensation for 2008 was $9.8 million, according to…
  • When Money Talks, the Sick Will Walk, or Crawl - Three Illustrations of the Brave New World of Health Care

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    In the quaint days of yesteryear, there were those health professionals who thought of what they did as a calling.  The best care of the individual patient was supposed to come first, especially ahead of maximizing one's own income.  Now in the brave new world of neoliberalism, economism, unregulated, laissez faire capitalism - call it what you want - health care has become a business, an industry.  Protests that it still should be a calling are anechoic.For example, who noticed when a very famous person wrote this in 2012?Hospitals and other facilities 'must rethink their…
  • The Price of Compassion - Commercialized Hospices and the Mistreatment of Vulnerable Patients

    10 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Introduction - Commercialized Hospices We have occasionally written about the rise of the commercialized hospice industry, and concerns that commercialized hospices may not be providing the compassionate care they promise.  As we have discussed before, the hospice movement began with small, non-profit, community based organizations meant to provide compassionate palliative care to the terminally ill.  However, in the US, the hospice movement has been co-opted by commercial hospices, often run by large corporations, which may put profit ahead of compassion.Several long investigative…
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    Medical Connectivity

  • Messaging Middleware Growth Strategies

    Tim Gee
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Developing and launching a competitive product, and getting initial traction in the market are not inconsiderable milestones. And yet for the entrepreneur and their investors, this is just the beginning. What was record setting last quarter is barely acceptable this quarter, and next quarter had better be back on track. Developing a solid plan for growth depends on two things: a good understanding of the basic means to drive growth, and a deep understanding of the market. This post seeks to combine both of these in a brief survey of the key factors to drive messaging middleware revenue growth…
  • Connectivity Standards Adoption Over Time

    BMoorman
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was listening today to the CE-IT Webinar on CE and HIT from the 2014 AAMI conference in Philadelphia. Much of the session reviewed what has happened over the last five years and it got me thinking about my experiences and what I’ve seen over the last ten years in medical device connectivity and remote monitoring. It’s been an interesting ride and yet I realize there are a few basic ideas that have resonated over the years. These basic ideas are: Specifying those requirements that are unique to my situation are where I have the most control in acquisition; There are other players in the…
  • Interview with Todd Dunsirn of True Process

    Tim Gee
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    A while back I had the opportunity to chat with Todd Dunsirn, the CEO of True Process. True Process provides products and services to both hospitals and various manufacturers. The company is focused on the point of care market offering a medication administration solution and a medical device data system. What was the genesis for starting True Process? I started the company in 2004. I have an engineering background, and had several other companies doing IT consulting and then web development, and application development. Then I had a friend contact me to develop a bar-code point-of-care…
  • Messaging Middleware Market Segmentation & Adoption

    Tim Gee
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    The previous post in this series suggested a set of characteristics to define the messaging middleware market and described the typical product architecture for these systems. In this post, we’ll look at ways the market may be segmented and how the market is adopting these systems. Market Segmentation Market segmentation is the dividing of a broader market into subsets of potential buyers who have common market requirements who then become the target for your product, sales and marketing. Using my favorite market adoption model, Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm, this is the…
  • Secure Messaging Middleware Market Defined

    Tim Gee
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    What do secure communications, care team coordination, patient engagement various workflow automation solutions and alarm notification have in common? They’re all examples of messaging middleware solutions found in health care. Which begs the question, what the heck is messaging middleware? This label is a term of art that was first coined by Emergin in the early to mid 2000s. As the name of a product category, it’s descriptive of the underlying technical functions of the product, but has nothing to with how the products are actually used – which can vary considerably. All…
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  • How to Streamline Your Practice with Medical Management Software

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The right package can help you create less work for your staff. It can also increase patient satisfaction. Practice management systems typically include useful features such as: Billing process manager Appointment scheduler Patient demographics capture Patient pre-registration Insurance eligibility check Insurance payer database Reports generation Practices that implement this technology typically see that it results in much more efficient billing, increased staff productivity, reduced operating costs and improved overall practice management. This guide is designed to assist medical practice…
  • 5 Practical Ways Apps Can Streamline Your Healthcare Business

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Find out the top 5 ways health care providers can use a mobile workforce management solution to effectively increase productivity and reduce costs. Learn how mobile apps can help you:   * Gain visibility into your mobile employees’ locations and activities * Combat rising fuel and labor costs * Provide better customer service Download this guide to learn how emerging mobile business apps can help your company work smarter and faster.Request Free!
  • 9 Questions Medical Marketers Should Ask About Call Tracking

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    This guide discusses how to determine if you need call tracking, how call recording can help you be HIPAA compliant, and how to automate your marketing from call tracking. It will also provide a brief overview of Conversation Analytics.   These are the questions that you NEED to ask every call tracking vendor. These questions will ensure you choose the right call tracking vendor for your needs.Request Free!
  • Using Medical Billing Services To Streamline Your Practice

    16 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    The main reason most health care providers use medical billing services is to save money and increase the bottom line for the practice. Even after factoring in the service provider's fees, you will likely find that eliminating the time your staff spends on processing insurance claims results in direct cost savings. You can also expect to save on expenses such as salary, health care, insurance and training associated with maintaining an in-house billing staff.There are four key advantages to using a medical billing service:Cost savingsExpertiseFaster resultsIncreased collection revenueThis…
  • Medical Design Briefs

    12 Jun 2014 | 3:50 pm
    From heart pumps and defibrillators to surgical robots, NASA has developed thousands of medical breakthroughs on the way to space. Articles and product briefs focus on design advances that are shaping the future of health care — improving safety and saving lives while reducing costs. Each issue will report on electronics, sensors, test & measurement, imaging, software, materials, mechanical components, manufacturing/prototyping, and much more.Request Free!
 
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    Jeannehambleton77's Weblog

  • SIX SECONDS OF EXERCISE

    Jeanne Hambleton
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    SIX SECONDS OF EXERCISE ‘CAN TRANSFORM HEALTH’ FOR ELDERLY SAY SCOTTISH RESEARCHERS From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Posted on July 27, 2014 by Stone Hearth News Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved general fitness over time. The team at Abertay University believe it could help avert the “astronomical” costs of ill health in elderly people. Experts said…
  • BABIES CREATED BY THREE PEOPLE

    Jeanne Hambleton
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    THE CREATION OF BABIES USING SPERM AND EGGS FROM THREE PEOPLE HAS MOVED A STEP CLOSER IN THE UK From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Posted on July 22, 2014 by Stone Hearth News Source http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-James Gallagher The creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people has moved a step closer in the UK. The UK fertility regulator said there was no evidence that it would be unsafe, but called for extra checks A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health. But a number of technical and…
  • VANDERBILT STUDY EXAMINES BACTERIA’S ABILITY TO FIGHT OBESITY

    Jeanne Hambleton
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    VANDERBILT STUDY EXAMINES BACTERIA’S ABILITY TO FIGHT OBESITY From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released: 25-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Newswise — A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. “Of course it’s hard to speculate from mouse to human,” said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant…
  • HELPING OLDER ADULTS IN DISASTERS

    Jeanne Hambleton
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    EMPOWERING OLDER ADULTS IN DISASTERS New York Academy of Medicine Report Emphasizes Community Approach From the News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Released: 23-Jul-2014 10:15 AM EDT Source Newsroom: New York Academy of Medicine Newswise — Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters. Following the 2012…
  • WORSE THAN TOILETS: HOSPITAL ELEVATOR BUTTONS A HIDDEN SOURCE OF BACTERIA

    Jeanne Hambleton
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    WORSE THAN TOILETS: HOSPITAL ELEVATOR BUTTONS A HIDDEN SOURCE OF BACTERIA From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Posted on July 8, 2014 by Stone Hearth News University of Toronto By Sybil Edmonds, Open Medicine Journal Elevator buttons are more likely to be colonized by bacteria than toilet surfaces, a new study of three large urban hospitals has found. “Elevators are a component of modern hospital care, and are used by multiple people with ungloved hands who will later go on to make contact with patients,” said University of Toronto professor, Dr. Donald Redelmeier, co-author…
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    DermTV

  • Can You Exfoliate Skin Around Your Eyes

    Doctor
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Exfoliation is the single most important treatment you can do to achieve glowing, gorgeous skin. However, what about on the delicate eye area skin? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz answers the question, "Can you exfoliate skin around your eyes?" YouTube Embed:  H2q3aa9qWgM
  • What is the Best Type of Sunscreen

    Doctor
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The key to an effective sunscreen is that is has an SPF of at least 15 and contains broad spectrum / UVA protection. But does it need to be a lotion, a cream, spray, pads, gel, etc.? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses what the best type of sunscreen is. YouTube Embed:  _eFzYS_V3qw
  • DermTV Viewer Questions - July 2014

    Doctor
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Welcome to DermTV Viewer Questions for July 2014. In this episode, Dr. Schultz answers questions from DermTV.com viewers Amna, Oana, Valerie, and Joyceline, and YouTube viewers @danielaaltieva, @HissSpit Growl, @starslingr, and @Rebecca Wolfe. Topics include: when you need to apply sunscreen, self tanners, progressive exfoliation, daily exfoliation, does exfoliation prematurely age your skin, hayflick limit, topical antibiotics resistance, mixing antioxidants and exfoliants, exfoliation and rosacea, green tea antioxidant, picking the right sunscreen, and more! YouTube Embed:  x3feOevs0NE
  • Progressive Exfoliation

    Doctor
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Chemical exfoliation is the single most important treatment you can use for glowing, healthier and younger looking skin. And generally speaking, the higher strength the exfoliant, the more effective it is. Unfortunately, the higher the strength, the more irritating it can also be. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz shares his Progressive Exfoliation method which enables you to use higher strength exfoliants without irritation. YouTube Embed:  6tZoIYl-3cQ
  • How to Get the Best Makeup Application

    Doctor
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:01 am
    There's one simple tip that makes the difference between makeup application that leads to flawless, radiant makeup or worse looking skin. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses how to get the best makeup application. YouTube Embed:  -FDQOYSL3zE
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    The Vitals Blog

  • 7 Ways Doctors Make Themselves Look Bad Online

    Irving
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    In the age of digital health, online marketing for doctors is leaps and bounds away from the Yellow Page listings of old. Physicians today have an ever-growing list of effective online marketing tools. More and more, however, these tools are not optional. As a doctor, you need to be taking advantage of marketing opportunities on [...]
  • How The ACA Could Help End Medical Bankruptcy

    Kyria Abrahams
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
      When someone files for bankruptcy, there’s a tendency for finger-pointing. It’s all too easy for some to assume the other person must have been irresponsible with their money. However, it’s not frivolous purchases that cause most Americans to file for bankruptcy. In reality, medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United [...]
  • 3 Technologies You Need to Navigate The New Health Care Economy

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Are you ready to shop … for your health care? The health care industry is moving toward a consumer retail model in which people can shop for care much as they shop for other goods and services. The changing market is due in part to rising costs – the burden of which have shifted from [...]
  • 7 Reasons to Consider Medical Tourism

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    It’s often said that Americans don’t like to travel. But taking a trip abroad could save you money on health care. Surgery, healthcare, dental treatment and medications are often cheaper in other countries – much cheaper. Consider that a hip replacement costs about $40,000 on average in the U.S. The same procedure costs only $7,780 [...]
  • Summer Camp Preparation Checklist (Are You Actually Ready for the Good Times?)

    Phil West
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    “Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times?” If you’re a fan of Bill Murray and the 1979 comedy classic Meatballs, you’ll associate this musical question with the hi-jinks of the ‘North Star’ summer camp crew. But being “ready” for summer camp isn’t just about mentally preparing your children to be [...]
 
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • A very short intro to UBC Library for medical residents

    Dean Giustini
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Ubc medical residents 2014 from Dean Giustini
  • Barriers to doing research in health librarianship

    Dean Giustini
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    I thought this paper, though focussed on the UK, was applicable to the Canadian context. The major barriers identified were: lack of time and organizational support to engage in research a poorly organized research agenda and lack of strategic leadership lack of research confidence and skills among librarians  the health library community does not see itself as research oriented and tends not to prioritize important research questions Spring H. An investigation into the barriers to and priorities for research engagement in health librarianshipInt J Health Info Manage Res. Spring 2014.
  • Dig Deep Ask Your Medical Librarian!

    Dean Giustini
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:12 am
    Here are the posters which form the basis of a collaboration between the Medical Library Association & the Canadian Health Libraries Association (CHLA/ABSC). Note the two logos at the bottom of each poster. As the CHLA/ASBC Public Relations Director, I will look into printing these posters professionally so that you can buy copies for your library. Alternatively, you can copy the poster yourself locally. Stay tuned. ~Dean Dig Deep Ask Your Medical Librarian from Dean Giustini Medical Librarians: Your Ultimate Search Engine from Dean Giustini Medical Librarians: Your Best Return On…
  • A refreshing new medical librarian blog

    Dean Giustini
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ah, the power of the well-written blogpost – and, on a new blog from a newly-minted Australian hospital librarian (reminds me of my 1st days in hospital libraries) InfoSeer “My first month as a hospital librarian” http://queryinglibraries.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/what-is-it-like-to-be-a-hospital-librarian-my-first-month/ … medlibs canmedlibs Dean Giustini, MLS, MEd UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian Diamond Health Care Centre, VGH 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver BC t: 604.875.4505 dean.giustini@ubc.ca @giustini
  • Measuring value in health libraries, HLABC

    Dean Giustini
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Demonstrating value : evaluation, assessment & other measures in health libraries from Dean Giustini HLABC value of libraries handout from Dean Giustini
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    Better Health

  • What Is The Most Important Quality In A Physician?

    Dr. Val Jones
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Medical errors are estimated to be the third leading cause of death in America’s hospitals. Though some of these errors are beyond physician control, many are the direct result of physician action and inaction. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to reduce these errors and I (like many of my peers) lose sleep over the mistakes I witness. When you ask patients what quality is most important in a physician, they often answer, “empathy.” I think that’s close, but not quite right. I know many “nice” and “supportive” doctors who have poor…
  • Why It’s So Tempting To Over-screen: A Personal Perspective

    Dr. Val Jones
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Health screening is part of good preventive care, though over-screening can lead to increased costs, and potential patient harm. Healthcare professional societies have recently developed excellent public service announcements describing the dangers of over-testing, and new research suggests that though additional medical interventions are associated with increased patient satisfaction, they also lead (ironically) to higher mortality rates. And so, in a system attempting to shift to a “less is more” model of healthcare, why is resistance so strong? When the USPSTF recommended…
  • Hospitalist Group Uses “Altered Mental Status” Code For All Inpatient Testing

    Dr. Val Jones
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Richmond, VA – In an effort to simplify inpatient medical billing, one area hospitalist group has determined that “altered mental status” (ICD-9 780.97) is the most efficient code for use in any patient work up. “When you enter a hospital, you’re bound to have some kind of mental status change,” said Dr. Fishbinder, co-partner of Area Hospitalists, PLLC. “Whether it’s confusion about where your room is located in relationship to the visitor’s parking structure, frustration with being woken up every hour or two to check your vital signs, or…
  • How To Be A Bad Gastroenterologist

    Dr. Val Jones
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    I am a regular reader of patient blogs, and I find myself frequently gasping at the mistreatment they experience at the hands of my peers. Yesterday I had the “pleasure” of being a patient myself, and found that my professional ties did not protect me from outrageously poor bedside manners. I suppose I’m writing this partly to vent, but also to remind healthcare professionals what not to do to patients waking up from anesthesia. I also think my experience may serve as a reminder that it’s ok to fire your doctor when conditions warrant. I chose my gastroenterologist…
  • How To Create Medical Research To Support Bogus Therapies, In Nine Easy Steps

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    Twenty years ago I started my job as ‘Professor of Complementary Medicine’ at the University of Exeter and became a full-time researcher of all matters related to alternative medicine. One issue that was discussed endlessly during these early days was the question whether alternative medicine can be investigated scientifically. There were many vociferous proponents of the view that it was too subtle, too individualised, too special for that and that it defied science in principle. Alternative medicine, they claimed, needed an alternative to science to be validated. I spent my time…
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    Medgadget

  • IMRIS Can Now Use Latest Scanners within VISIUS Intraoperative MRI System in Europe

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    IMRIS, a maker of surgical suites that feature MRI and CT scanners, just got cleared in Europe to introduce the latest MRI scanners into its VISIUS Surgical Theatre. The company will now be offering the Siemens Aera 1.5T or the more powerful Skyra 3.0T MRIs within the suite. The MR scanner can be rolled in and out of the operating room as needed and two ORs can be connected by the overhead rails to share one scanner. “These high-field intraoperative scanner options will give a hospital’s clinical team state-of-the-art applications and image quality that increase productivity,” said…
  • Heart and Respiratory Rate Detectors Integrated Into Seat Belts, Car Seats

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Readers of Medgadget are well aware of non-invasive heart and respiratory rate monitoring, but the technology that’s been getting popular for clinical patient monitoring is now being used to detect when car drivers are getting drowsy. Researchers from Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (Biomechanics Institute – IBV) in Spain led the effort to integrate sensors into a car’s seat and seatbelt that can continuously track the heart beat and breathing of the driver. The system compensates for vibrations arising from the car , as well as for the driver’s movement within…
  • New 3D Tissue Printing Technique Being Adapted to Culture Adult Neural Stem Cells

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Adult neural stem cells are thought of as having a lot of potential for therapeutic applications, but they are fragile and difficult to keep alive in cell culture media (Petri dishes), making them a challenge to study. In order to provide a more hospitable environment, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working on printing 3-D tissues that will stay alive and supply the neural stem cells with nutrients and oxygen. The researchers created a 3-D tissue printer that lays down cells, hydrogels, and other components layer by layer. They also mimicked vascular channels that…
  • Boston Scientific Releases POLARIS Intravascular Ultrasound System

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Boston Scientific has announced it’s releasing the POLARIS Imaging System, a device used with the company’s intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters. It’s designed for use with the company’s existing coronary, peripheral, and intra-cardiac catheters, as well as upcoming fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire and new IVUS catheters that Boston Sci expects to release soon. The company aimed to make the POLARIS more intuitive to use than previous generation IVUS systems, helping shorten procedure times, while assisting with image interpretation. The system has received both…
  • Incredible New 3D Imaging Technique Provides New Way to Study Beating Hearts (VIDEO)

    Editors
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    A reconstructed beating heart of a zebrafish embryo with the muscle layer (myocardium) in red and the endothelium (endocardium and vasculature) in cyan. © MPI f. Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics/ Huisken While we know quite a bit about the heart’s dynamics, there are a lot of details that we surely are still unaware of that can be gleaned only if we could see inside the beating organ in situ. A team of researchers at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany has developed a new laboratory technique that allows them to image in 3D and at high…
 
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Top medicine articles for July 2014

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes' http://buff.ly/1hTE5RuDoctor’s Salaries Are Not the Big Cost - NYTimes http://buff.ly/QWe2lx -- "There is a startling secret behind America’s health care hierarchy: Physicians, the most highly trained members in the industry’s work force, are on average right in the middle of the compensation pack. That is because the biggest bucks are currently earned not through the delivery of care, but from overseeing the business of medicine.The base pay of insurance…
  • Pancreatic Cancer - 2014 update from Am Fam Physician

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pancreatic cancer remains the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Risk factors include:- family history- smoking- chronic pancreatitis- obesity- diabetes mellitus- heavy alcohol use- possible dietary factorsSymptomsBecause more than two-thirds of adenocarcinomas occur in the head of the pancreas, abdominal pain, jaundice, pruritus, dark urine, and acholic stools may be presenting symptoms. DiagnosisIn symptomatic patients, the serum tumor marker cancer antigen 19-9 can be used to confirm the diagnosis and to predict prognosis and recurrence after resection.
  • Exercise may keep you young - how exactly? (DW video)

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    How exercise keeps us young | In Good Shape - DW Interview - YouTube http://buff.ly/1hNElr1 -- The sports medicine expert Dr. Fernando Dimeo explains why. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Two years ago, Jon Lord, legendary Deep Purple keyboard player, "passed from Darkness to Light"

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Performed in front of a live TV audience, Deep Purple storm through 'Child In Time', featuring the classic Mark II line up of Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice/Blackmore:Jon Lord passed away on July 16, 2012 at age 71, from pancreatic cancer and pulmonary embolism.From Jon Lord's official website:Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.Best known for his Orchestral work Concerto for Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with…
  • Elbow Pain in Adults - 2014 review from Am Fam Physician

    14 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The elbow is a complex joint designed to withstand a wide range of dynamic exertional forces. The location and quality of elbow pain can generally localize the injury to one of the four anatomic regions: anterior, medial, lateral, or posterior. The history should include questions about the onset of pain, what the patient was doing when the pain started, and the type and frequency of athletic and occupational activities. What are the common causes?- Lateral and medial epicondylitis are two of the more common diagnoses and often occur as a result of occupational activities. Patients have pain…
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    ScienceRoll

  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    As a medical futurist, I work on bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & healthcare; assisting medical professionals and students in using these in an efficient and secure way; and... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Reinventing The Medical Curriculum

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Medical curriculum worldwide cannot meet the needs of today’s e-patients and technologies any more, therefore there is time for a substantial change. Good examples are sporadic but at least... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Dangers of the Future

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    In my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine coming out this August, I’ll feature plenty of analyses of the potential dangers we will all have to face due to new technologies. There will... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Future of Cardiology: Check This Slideshow

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    Christian Assad Kottner, MD who I met at Futuremed last year now gave a talk at Singularity University’s Exponential Cardiology GSP14 track about the future of cardiology. The basic issues... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • A Fully Digital Hospital Opens in 2015

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    I just heard the news that the first fully digital (entirely paperless) hospital will open in Abu Dhabi in 2015. The clinic worked with experts from the famous Cleveland Clinic, the No. 4 ranked best... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Implementing Health Reform: IRS Releases Premium Tax Credit Rules And Draft Forms

    Timothy Jost
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Although the focus of activity the week of July 21 was in the courts, the agencies were not totally silent. On July 24, 2014 the Internal Revenue Service released final and temporary and proposed regulations addressing issues that are presented by the premium tax credit program. The IRS also released drafts of the forms that individuals, insurers, and employers will use for reporting information to the IRS necessary for reconciliation of premium tax credits and for the enforcement of the individual and employer mandate programs. Finally, the IRS set the maximum individual mandate penalty for…
  • Examining Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

    José Pagán
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    New financial incentives and penalties in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) designed to optimize health care system performance are proving difficult to manage, but they are also providing new opportunities for leaders to foster collaboration between acute and post-acute health care providers. Perhaps one of the most promising, albeit controversial, programs has been Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), which penalizes hospitals with excess 30-day readmissions for health conditions such as pneumonia, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. Although not all hospital…
  • Empowering Patients As Partners In Health Care

    Susan Edgman-Levitan
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Recently, the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute brought together 40 patient safety experts — health professionals, patients, advocates, and others — to develop recommendations for how best to engage patients and families in improving patient safety. They represented patient advocacy organizations, health systems, professional societies, researchers, and international safety organizations. During the course of two lengthy roundtable discussions, participants were asked to reflect on an experience in which they or someone close to them had experienced harm at…
  • Implementing Health Reform: Senator Rebuffed In Challenge To Congressional Participation In ACA Exchanges

    Timothy Jost
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The Halbig and King cases released on July 22, 2014 dramatically overshadowed another court decision released the previous day. That case, Johnson v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, was important in its own right, however, and is covered here. On July 21, 2014, Judge William C. Griesbach of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin dismissed a case brought by Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson and one of his staff members. The plaintiffs claimed that the rule promulgated by the Office of Personnel Management that allows members of Congress and their…
  • Implementing Health Reform: Appellate Decisions Split On Tax Credits In ACA Federal Exchange

    Timothy Jost
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    July 22, 2014 was arguably the most important day in the history of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act since the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the National Federation of Independent Business case in June of 2012. As no doubt most readers of this blog know by now, shortly after 10 a.m. the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down its decision in Halbig v. Burwell. Two judges ruled over a strong dissent that an Internal Revenue Service rule allowing federally facilitated exchanges to issue premium tax credits to low and moderate income…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • Blue collar concierge medicine is for everyone

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/stephen-c-schimpff" rel="tag">Stephen C. Schimpff, MD</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Part of a series. Is concierge medicine for everyone or is it just for the rich, the 1%? Most people assume it is for the elite and cannot be afforded by the common man, the masses. That is unfortunate because in many cases it can be quite affordable. Here are three examples. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • An interview with Jessie Gruman

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/lisa-gualtieri" rel="tag">Lisa Gualtieri, PhD</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jessie Gruman, who sadly died July 14, 2014, was someone I greatly admired as a person and as a patient activist. I interviewed her in late April for research I was conducting on patient activism, and she graciously allowed me to publish the interview, wanting, not surprisingly for those who knew her, to do everything she could to use her experiences to help others. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Top stories in health and medicine, July 28, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: Time to End Lethal Injection? The third botched execution of a death row inmate in a year should serve as proof enough that lethal injection won’t work as an execution modality. HIV Cure Still Years Away. The African journalist asked a simple, clear, and direct question: When, people want to know, will there be a cure for HIV? High Urate? Get Moving, Study Finds. Regular exercise significantly lessened the excess mortality risk associated with elevated serum uric acid. Does Healthy Pitcher’s UCL Size Matter? San Diego teenager Brady Aiken was in line to become…
  • Hospice patients can use functional improvement too

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alex-smith" rel="tag">Alex Smith, MD</a>
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    One of the skilled nursing facilities I work with has a hospice unit.  We occasionally have patients on the hospice unit who might benefit from physical therapy.  The physical therapists that see patients in the skilled nursing facility say they will talk with the patient about their goals, and if their goals are to maintain their current level of functioning, they will work with the patient.  If the goals are to improve their physical function, they cannot offer that type of support. This seems ridiculous. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage…
  • Contrave: A promising new approach in the fight against obesity?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-macklin" rel="tag">David Macklin, MD</a>
    27 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    As a family physician whose practice deals exclusively in the treatment of obesity, it strikes me as remarkable how little we understand about the disease, which is Canada’s second-leading cause of preventable death. In every region of the developed world, obesity doubled in the twenty years between 1988 and 2008, according to World Health Organization, which now count more than a half-billion of Earth’s population as obese. The Public Health Agency of Canada says obesity costs our nation somewhere between $4.6 billion to $7.1 billion annually. And yet, the most effective long-term…
 
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    James Clear

  • How to Solve Big Problems: Lessons Learned From Cancer Scientists

    James Clear
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    In late November of 1991, a three-year-old girl was diagnosed with leukemia. There was a 30 percent chance she would die. In the coming months, she would receive a long list of chemotherapy drugs: 6MP, asparaginase, methotrexate, prednisone, and vincrinstine. The miracle was not only that these drugs could potentially cure her, but that they existed at all. In his fantastic book, The Emperor of All Maladies, author and physician Sid Mukherjee explains the history of cancer and how brilliant physicians and scientists finally began to discover cures for the disease. You see, for many years,…
  • How to Build Expertise, Talent, and Skill: Lessons From Peyton Manning

    James Clear
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    It was the first game of the season and Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League, already had a chance to set another NFL record. Late in the fourth quarter, with the ball on his own 22-yard-line, Manning stepped up to the line of scrimmage and surveyed the defense. Just before snapping the ball, he noticed something. The Baltimore Ravens defenders were moving around in front of Manning, preparing for the play, but something didn’t feel right. After the game, Manning would simply say that he “saw something.” [1, 2]…
  • How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide

    James Clear
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. [1] Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there and most of it isn’t very simple to digest. To solve this problem and break things down in a very simple manner, I have created this strategy guide for building new habits that actually stick. Even more detailed information is available in my free guide,…
  • The Photographer Nobody Knew: Lessons on Sharing Your Gifts With the World

    James Clear
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    It was 2007 and John Maloof was working on a book about Chicago’s northwest neighborhoods. On this particular day, he was hoping to find a few pictures from the 1960s that he could use in the book. What he ended up finding was far more interesting. After purchasing boxes full of negatives from a local auction house, Maloof began developing some of the images. When they finished processing, he was stunned. They were incredible. And there were tons of them. More than 30,000 in these boxes alone. Whoever had taken these pictures was surely one of the most prolific and talented American…
  • How to Read More: The Simple System I’m Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

    James Clear
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Warren Buffett, the man commonly referred to as the greatest investor of the 20th century, was standing in front of 165 wide-eyed students from Columbia University. One of the students raised his hand and asked Buffett for his thoughts on the best way to prepare for an investing career. After thinking for a moment, Buffett pulled out a stack of papers and trade reports he had brought with him and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” [1]…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Should Cardiologists Boycott the 2014 TCT/ACC Conference?

    DrWes
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Yesterday, I noticed a tweet from @angioplastyorg announcing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be this year's keynote speaker at the Transcatheter Therapeutics Conference (TCT) in Washington, DC.  The TCT occurs each year in partnership with the American College of Cardiology.  Most doctors probably won't think much of this, but for many who spend 12 hours or more each day in
  • MOC Points: The New Physician Currency

    DrWes
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    "Oh my God, I can't believe how complicated the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Board of Internal Medicine has made this whole Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process!" "Yeah, pretty amazing, isn't it?  10 points here, 10 points there, 20 points for a (required) Practice Improvement Module, then another 10 points if you complete another module online.  And after all
  • What Main Stream Media Misses in the MOC Debate

    DrWes
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    This morning the American Board of Medical Specialties' (ABMS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program debate reached a larger mainstream media audience when the Wall Street Journal published their article by Melissa Beck entitled "Skill Reviews Upset Doctors." While it is certainly nice to see an article reaching the main stream media concerning doctors' concerns with the MOC program, the
  • An Insider's Guide to a Health Care Policy White Paper

    DrWes
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Do you want to "raise awareness" of how physician quality and value information impacts health care decision making?   Do you want to spin your data via the Associated Press internationally? Just have the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation pay for a survey! We all know how great surveys are, especially when you design it to "raise awareness" for the low, low price of $604,454! For that price, you
  • The Game of Numbers

    DrWes
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    The dark underbelly of health care is becoming all too visible now. Fresh faces in neatly pressed white coats are in the halls.  Eager.  Enthusiastic.  Clearly very bright.  All hoping for a moment, an experience, an encounter that makes all their hard work worth it.  Surely they'll have one, but not before the thousands of keyboard clicks, the mandatory lectures, rounds and lots of lengthy,
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week eating with others transcends better health, the new tastebuds on the block, and why to avoid certain peaches. Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself). Links of the week The Importance of Eating Together…
  • Foodist Approved: Huck’s Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

    Elyse Kopecky
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Huck’s homemade dog treats Our dog Huck turned the big one-year-old today. Seems like just yesterday that we brought him home. Remember meeting nine-week-old Huckaboo? Well, we can definitely no longer hold him in one hand! Huck’s been an extra patient pup now that he has a baby sister, so he deserved to be spoiled on his birthday. After a romp in the dog park, I set out to make homemade dog treats. I decided to combine two of Huck’s favorites—peanut butter and pumpkin. The cookies actually turned out tasty (yes I tried one!) and are much healthier (and way less expensive) than…
  • How to Detox Without Starving Yourself

    Darya Rose
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:52 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…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week organics are better for you (again), a new vitamin supplement is considered dangerous and ineffective, and scary news about food packages. Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself). Links of the week Are organic…
  • Breaking Bad: How to Kick the Late Night Snacking Habit

    Darya Rose
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by nettsu Whenever I ask people what the most difficult habit is for them to break, late night snacking is often the first thing they say. This doesn’t surprise me. If you feel like a zombie every night when you get home from work, it’s because you pretty much are one. Even if you enjoy your job, you are still subject to countless stressors throughout the day that deplete your cognitive resources––especially those required for self-control. Without a well of willpower to rely on at the end of the day, our brains go into autopilot to avoid more heavy lifting. For these…
 
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Which Burns More Calories, Running Or Walking?

    support
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:59 pm
    You may have heard that running or walking one mile burns the same number of calories, despite the difference in exercise, but this is not true. So let’s settle this ongoing debate, once and for all. Experts recommend adults do two types of activity each week – moderate intensity aerobics and muscle strengthening, but they now understand that calories burned by either activity are impacted by many factors. Turns out, the distance itself isn’t really involved with the total calories you burn with a walk or run. How long you exercise, how fast/hard the session is, your…
  • Tips To Prevent Traveler’s Constipation

    support
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Vacations are always wonderful, all but the one thing that often accompanies being away from home, suffering with traveler’s constipation. According to the experts there are several very natural reasons why constipation is more common when you travel. It comes from the travel induced changes you make to your diet and drinking patterns, the strange timing of meals and disruption to your familiar routine, not to mention the limited access to privacy in restrooms. Here’s how to prevent this nasty issue… -Start taking probiotic supplements a few days before you head off. These…
  • 14 Fantastic Foods For Diabetics, Part 2

    support
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    In part one of the series, we talked about the challenges for diabetics when it comes to keeping your blood sugar in the healthy range. Sure you’ll need to limit some foods, but you will still be able to enjoy many others. There are so many choices that we had to break the list up into a two part series. All the foods we talk about, both here and in our first part, make the cut because they’re full of good for you nutrients like fiber, omega-3 fats, calcium and vitamin D. Plus they’re versatile too, so you can add them to a favorite recipe, eat them as a meal or a try one as…
  • 14 Fantastic Foods For Diabetics, Part 1

    support
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    For diabetics, managing blood sugar is a constant task, and often leaves patients obsessing over the things they can’t eat anymore. That’s not exactly helpful now, and while yes, you must limit white flour, refined breads and pastas as well as fried, fatty or processed foods, you also need to open yourself up to the things you can have. There are many foods, good tasting and good for you choices that experts have identified as great for those with diabetes. So many in fact, we can’t fit them all in one article, so this list will appear in two parts – this being the…
  • Four Unexpected Benefits From Veggies

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    22 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    Like most Americans, you’re probably not eating enough vegetables. You know they’re natural. You know they’re good for your body, help to fend off diseases and perhaps support your efforts to drop a few pounds, but you just don’t reach for a vegetable when mealtime comes. To help motivate you (and ourselves) here are 4 great reasons to take in more good-for-you veggies. REASON #1: Veggies fight ugly belly bloat. You might think that vegetables will give you a bloated belly, but in truth, the opposite is the case. Veggies are rich sources of natural fiber, and this…
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    ScienceRoll

  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    As a medical futurist, I work on bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & healthcare; assisting medical professionals and students in using these in an efficient and secure way; and educating e-patients about how to become equal partners with their caregivers. I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Scienceroll.com is updated on a regular basis about the future of healthcare with an emphasis on social media. Here is my white paper, The Guide to the Future of Medicine. I’m the author of Social Media…
  • Reinventing The Medical Curriculum

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Medical curriculum worldwide cannot meet the needs of today’s e-patients and technologies any more, therefore there is time for a substantial change. Good examples are sporadic but at least exist. At Monash University, they developed a kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts to revolutionize medical education and training. I studied anatomy when I was a medical student from books with tiny font sizes and old atlases. Here is how it can be a different experience. The 3D Printed Anatomy Series kit, to go on sale later this year, could have particular impact in developing countries where…
  • The Dangers of the Future

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    In my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine coming out this August, I’ll feature plenty of analyses of the potential dangers we will all have to face due to new technologies. There will be new diseases because of the excessive use of virtual reality applications and it will be a real challenge to persuade people not to live an entirely virtual life. A new article on Techcrunch, Immersive Infections, features some of these threats with a focus on augmented and virtual reality. It’s worth running over the examples it comes up with in order to prepare for the threats of the…
  • The Future of Cardiology: Check This Slideshow

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    Christian Assad Kottner, MD who I met at Futuremed last year now gave a talk at Singularity University’s Exponential Cardiology GSP14 track about the future of cardiology. The basic issues behind heart diseases, today’s interventions and the possibilities of the future from imaging to 3D bioprinting are presented in details in this slideshow.
  • A Fully Digital Hospital Opens in 2015

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    I just heard the news that the first fully digital (entirely paperless) hospital will open in Abu Dhabi in 2015. The clinic worked with experts from the famous Cleveland Clinic, the No. 4 ranked best hospital in the United States. This might be a good step towards changing the hospital experience not only for professionals working there but more importantly for patients to make it a place where they go to re-energize themselves. “The fact that a unified medical record is going to exist will provide seamless communication, which means there is an opportunity for us to communicate back and…
 
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    annesamoilov.com

  • How to launch your next online program like JLO

    Anne Samoilov
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Today’s post addresses a fear many of you may have experienced before you completely figured out how to launch your first something… It’s a fear that comes up especially because you’re asking people to buy something from you for the very first time. The fear of being too promotional. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve felt that fear – that people want you to just shut up already. The fear that people will hate you and your business will fail because¦ Read More » The post How to launch your next online program like JLO appeared first on .
  • Get To Know Laura Roeder’s Social Media Scheduling + Automation Secret Weapon (FLS 016)

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s episode is interview LKR Social Media founder and CEO Laura Roeder. Laura and I have been friends for several years — we worked side by side for 3 years when I was Project Manager and Director of Operations for her company before jumping into a 100% focus on my own business. I sat down with Laura to chat with her about a brand new product she’s created called Edgar. If you haven’t met Edgar yet, you’ll want to listen¦ Read More » The post Get To Know Laura Roeder’s Social Media Scheduling + Automation Secret Weapon (FLS 016) appeared first on .
  • Start your business. Shape your body and mind with Erin Stutland (FLS 015)

    Anne Samoilov
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s episode features Erin Stutland.  I worked with Erin on her first launch of the Shrink Session workout and since then the program has grown like crazyyyyy. I pulled Erin into the launch lair to talk about her recent amazingness launch for Shrink Session and the free challenge that blew the roof off the launch…but what we ended up talking about was how Erin’s launched other programs, changed her business over time. We talk fear, fun, and crushing it.  Enjoy¦ Read More » The post Start your business. Shape your body and mind with Erin Stutland (FLS 015) appeared first…
  • 5 Challenges I Faced In My First Year Of Business Without A Net

    Anne Samoilov
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    I knew this day would come, but I wasn’t quite sure what it would look like or feel like really. It’s been exactly 1 year since I made the leap, went solo, jumped ship, and decided to focus 100% on my own business. Okay – so big deal. I’ve been running my business for 3 years now. But only 1 of those years has been completely solo without the net and safety of a day job. And it’s been awesome…¦ Read More » The post 5 Challenges I Faced In My First Year Of Business Without A Net appeared first on .
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    AstroNutrition

  • Product Focus: Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals HydroxyElite

    AstroNutrition
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Some weight loss supplements are designed for casual dieters, those people looking to drop a few extra pounds without going hardcore. HydroxyElite by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is not one of those products. If you’re looking for a fatburner that encourages extreme fat loss, then Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals HydroxyElite is a weight loss supplement that deserves your attention.  read more
  • Product Focus: Happy Pills by Brain Pharma

    AstroNutrition
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    It’s Friday, your boss comes into the office and throws down a stack of papers and tells you to finish every task before you leave or you can kiss your Saturday goodbye. You feel your blood start to boil, your hand shakes, and you notice your fingers curling into a fist. read more
  • Synephrine (Bitter Orange): An Effective Ephedrine Alternative

    AstroNutrition
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Since the 2004 FDA ban on ephedrine and ephedrine-containing products, people looking to lose weight and stimulate their workouts have been searching for an effective replacement. Well, the search is over. Synephrine, also known as bitter orange, is a chemical similar to ephedrine that provides many of the same benefits.What is Synephrine? read more
  • GABA Supplement Benefits: Anxiety Relief

    AstroNutrition
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Sometimes nerves get the better of us. If you’re like me, you may experience anxiety that can distract you and keep you from accomplishing your goals. Anxiety can even get in the way of a healthy functioning relationship by interrupting how you react to people in the workplace or other potentially stressful environments. read more
  • Ubiquinol or Ubiquinone: Coenzyme Q10

    AstroNutrition
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most popular supplements available. Check out the shelves at any health store and you’ll find an array of CoQ10 supplements. CoQ10 has been hailed as one of the best supplements for heart disease. New research, however, has discovered that one of the two forms of CoQ10 is superior to the other. read more
 
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    FitnessOver50.org

  • 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…
  • Am I an Alcoholic?

    Steve
    30 Aug 2013 | 2:58 am
    Dealing with addiction is a difficult game to play. When you become addicted to a substance, you allow that substance to take over your life. You are no longer free to make your own choices, as your addiction comes to control how you think, where you go, who you choose to talk to. Falling victim to your addiction is a dangerous thing to do. If you or someone you know has shown evidence of substance abuse, there is help out there for you. Through rehabilitation programs and lots of hard work, you can get back on your feet in no time through residential treatment services provided by…
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    Fitho

  • 11 Ways To Lose Weight Without Spending Much Money

    Swati Kapoor
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    To be fit and healthy is everybody’s goal in today’s life of hectic hurry and fast business.We spend a lot of money on our fitness efforts, either buying gym instruments or buying the expensive weight loss pills that are widely advertised.But, have you ever thought that you can lose weight in simple and healthy manner...Read More
  • Is Your Sodium Intake Aging You Faster?

    Sakshi Dusat
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    The bodies of different people age at different rates. The exact biological reasons for the rate of aging are not known as yet, but there are many theories behind it. If you indulge in processed, salty foods and/or high sugar foods and are also overweight, then you are at a serious risk of aging faster....Read More
  • Ways to stop emotional eating

    Bhawna Gupta
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:26 am
    Many people tend to eat according to the state of their emotions. For example, if they are happy they will eat their favourite pizzas or burgers and if they are sad they will eat ice-cream or chocolate to lift their mood. Eating triggered by emotion and not hunger is often called emotional eating that can...Read More
  • What is quinoa and what are its health benefits?

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever wondered whether the cereal you are consuming at breakfast is high on nutrition or not?  Well, quinoa (pronounced as keen-waah) is a healthy breakfast option that includes all the nutrients found in a healthy cereal and more. Quinoa is a seed native to the Andes mountains in South America and used to...Read More
  • Does Low Calorie Diet Work?

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Few people tend to remain fit all through their life. But for most of us age and lifestyle catches up with our metabolism and makes us unfit and old. First step towards knocking off the unwanted kilos is getting on a low calorie diet. While it works for some but there are more simple ways...Read More
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    Health and Medicine News from SciGuru.com

  • Mutated Gene Linked to Both Autism and Intellectual Disability

    Science News Desk
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability often occur together and may even share similar genetic causes. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports have now linked mutations in a particular gene to the two disorders in humans. By revealing these genetic changes and their potential impact on common brain processes, researchers may uncover treatment approaches that could benefit a variety of patients.read more
  • Brown Fat Found to Be at the Root of Cancer-Related Wasting Syndrome

    Science News Desk
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Many patients with advanced stages of cancer, AIDS, tuberculosis, and other diseases die from a condition called cachexia, which is characterized as a “wasting” syndrome that causes extreme thinness with muscle weakness. Cachexia is the direct cause of roughly 20% of deaths in cancer patients. While boosting food intake doesn’t help, and no effective therapies are available, new research in the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism points to a promising strategy that may stimulate weight gain and muscle strength.read more
  • Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis

    Science News Desk
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier.   The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells.    read more
  • Cells’ Protective DNA Linked to Size of Brain Region Vital for Memory

    Science News Desk
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    A brain region that is vital for memory and shrinks in Alzheimer’s disease patients also is likely to be smaller in those whose white blood cells have shorter DNA-protecting end caps – called telomeres – according to a study by Stanford and UC San Francisco researchers published online July 14, 2014 in the journal JAMA Neurology.read more
  • Letrozole may help women with PCOS become pregnant

    Science News Desk
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    The drug letrozole results in higher birth rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than the current preferred infertility treatment drug, according to a nationwide study led by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. PCOS affects 5 to 10 percent of reproductive-age women and is the most common cause of female infertility. Women affected have excessive levels of the hormone androgen, have infrequent periods, develop small cysts on the ovaries and have trouble conceiving.read more
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Health & Fitness

  • When not to exercise

    Gautam
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    There are certain times when you shouldn’t be exercising at all, when you can safely stop training and don’t have to blame yourself for being lazyWe are so busy trying to keep fit these days that we overlook the times when it’s essential to stop training. Look through these specific times when it is okay to make an excuse to not step into the gym or park.When you’re unwellEven if you have a common cold, refrain from exercising when you are physically unwell. Your immune system is weaker during a prolonged illness and a workout will only strain it further. Exercising in…
  • 7 super ways you won’t have breast cancer

    Gautam
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    In the last 25 years, the incidence of breast cancer among Indian women has risen.According to information available on the Tata Memorial Hospital’s website worldwide, breast cancer is the most common of all cancers and is the leading cause of cancer deaths. In fact, a recent study of breast cancer risk in India revealed that one in 28 women develops breast cancer during her lifetime. This is higher in urban areas (one in 22) compared to rural areas, where the risk is lower at one in 60 women.But there is no single cause, says Lester Barr, breast cancer surgeon and chairman of the…
  • 11 crucial minerals for your body

    Gautam
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Together, minerals make up a mere four per cent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is crucial. Girgaum based family physician, Dr Krishnakant Dhebri sees five patients with mineral deficiency every day (vegetarians are worse hit) defines essential minerals as “keystones to our health”. It’s a fitting label considering they help carry out crucial functions, and a deficiency leads to worrying symptoms. “A poor diet is often the key reason for mineral deficiency,” says Dhebri, adding, “Commonly, patients are found deficient in iron,…
  • Ayurvedic tips to keep skin problems away!

    Gautam
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    Avoid spicy and oily food: To keep your skin healthy in the monsoon season, avoid spicy, oily and sour foods. The high humidity levels cause the digestive system to weaken and heavy food can lead to an upset stomach. These types of food also aggravate pitta which is responsible for a variety of skin breakouts and eruptions in this season. Eat light and easily digestible foods, cooked or steamed vegetables, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, steamed salad, fruits, moong dal, khichree, corn, chickpea flour, and oatmeal etc.Say no to pitta aggravating beverages: We understand that you can’t…
  • 9 foods every man should eat

    Gautam
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    While many men are less conscious about what they eat, experts say that at times, eating healthy can mean different things for men and women because both sexes have their own set of dietary requirements. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are also known as superfoods because of their numerous benefits. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which, studies say help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease and lower cholesterol. Oysters: Oysters have high levels of zinc — essential for men’s fertility and sexual health. Zinc maintains healthy testosterone levels and is excellent for…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 306

    Mark Sisson
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Episode #29 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. It’s a continuation of my essay on chronic cardio from last week, which was all about what not to do for cardio. This week, Brad and I discuss all the things you should do when putting together a cardio regimen. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar! A team of researchers wants to conduct a study pitting the paleo diet against the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association. If you’re interested in discovering which…
  • Lamb Meatballs in Coconut Fenugreek Sauce

    Worker Bee
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dried fenugreek is a subtle but intriguing herb, one that adds unique flavor to sauces, meat, seafood, eggs and cooked vegetables. Slightly sweet, herbal and earthy with pleasant aromatics, it’s like adding a gentle hint of curry powder to whatever you make. Less intense than curry powder and also less intense than fenugreek seeds or fresh fenugreek leaves, which can easily overwhelm a dish, dried fenugreek can be used in the kitchen just like any other type of dried herb. The flavor pairs especially well with other favorite herbs and spices like cumin, coriander, cardamom, fennel seeds and…
  • Going Primal Has Been Life Changing for Me

    Guest
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 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! My weight struggles began when I was in my early 20’s. I was 183 cm tall and weighed in at about 110 kgs, and didn’t feel at all good about that. I felt worse when I overheard friends comment on the excess weight I carried. I decided to do…
  • Yearning for the Wild

    Mark Sisson
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    A friend called this week after returning from a two week trip to the North Woods. An IT person who works in a large metropolitan city, he was grateful for the off-the-grid escape. “You forget how much the noise and traffic and technology and busyness get to you until you take a real break totally disconnected from it all,” he said. “I tell ya, by the end of the trip I felt totally realigned. I was sleeping better. I did a ton of hiking, but I rested a lot and just enjoyed socializing and watching the lake. I was calm and not fumbling every five minutes for my phone, which didn’t…
  • The “Dangers” of Going Gluten-Free

    Mark Sisson
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In just about every article discussing the growing popularity of gluten-free diets, an expert or two appears three quarters of the way down warning about the “dangers” of attempting a gluten-free diet without medical supervision. The first reaction – from people like you and me who have experienced real benefits giving up gluten-containing foods – is a strong eye roll. “This again?” you think. Next they’re going to say that refined sugar is an important food group and I need a high-carb diet for “brain function” or something similarly…
 
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  • Lockstep Medicine

    DrV
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
    In medicine it seems .. We idolize leadership but promote management. We marginalize vision while rewarding process. We worship list makers. We’re trained as responders not initiators. We propagate a culture of permission and seek to breed a generation precisely like the last. We believe that thought leadership and the transmission of ideas happens on an 17th century communication platform. Wes Fisher has it right this week on Kevin MD when he asks, ‘What kind of doctor are we breeding?’ And what kind of leaders are we creating? Image via Wikipedia
  • Dr. Google, the Quack

    DrV
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    For years we believed that Google would bring us the information we need.  Tom Krazit at Gigom suggests that the party may be over.  Search has become so algorithmically corrupt that its hard to understand or believe what we’re getting. The thing that gets me is that we’ve become such informed consumers in so many other areas of our lives. We buy organic vegetables, we obsess over miles-per-gallon in our prospective cars, and we demand that our artificially valuable gems weren’t touched by desperate violent gangs before they reach our fingers. Yet we assume that the information being…
  • Creative Confidence

    DrV
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I just finished Creative Confidence - Unleashing the Creative Potential Within All of Us.  Written by Dave and Tom Kelley, founders of IDEO, it represents a critical bit of thinking on creativity. Here’s what you get:  The authors demystify the creative process, represent it as a critical skill for working professionals, and then offer granular steps to achieving creative confidence. Beyond a look behind the curtain at the processes of the world’s most successful creative consulting organization, the Kelleys deliver a backhanded motivational book that will have you seeing your…
  • Build It and They Won’t Necessarily Come

    DrV
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Just because you create something doesn’t mean that anyone will look at it. I taught at in an educator certificate program at Baylor College of Medicine recently.  We were doing a hands-on drill on digital footprint and reputation management.  When discussing our findings, one of the attendees concluded that just because you post something doesn’t mean someone will read it.  This, of course, created a priceless opportunity for discussion. Few realize what it takes to successfully deliver a message or idea.  And fewer recognize the level of consistency necessary to establish a…
  • Medicine and The Access Effect

    DrV
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:33 am
    I overheard on Twitter last week that there are institutions that don’t allow the use of smart phones by physicians.  It seemed hard to believe. Then it made sense.  Because we’re in transition between siloed and networked worlds. Our siloed world supports encounters with the health system that are isolated, episodic and dependent upon the capacity of a single provider.  A networked medical world operates in real-time and is supported by decision-making intelligence that extends beyond what one person can offer. Modern medical work is rooted in the analog.  So doctors without phones,…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Be Committed to Losing Weight – Weight Loss Commitment

    George Diamond
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Be Committed to Losing Weight – Weight Loss Commitment Weight Loss Success Be Committed to Losing Weight – Weight Loss Commitment Many people I speak with tell me that they can’t lose weight. When I ask them why that is, they give me a list of excuses that they have memorized for just such an occasion. The truth is that if you want to lose weight, you must be committed to doing it. Committed people don’t give excuses why they can’t. They give reasons why they will. Committed…
  • Do You Accept the Status Quo of Your Weight?

    George Diamond
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Do You Accept the Status Quo of Your Weight? Weight Loss Success The Status Quo of Your Weight Many people I talk to daily would rather accept the status quo of their weight rather than to work on becoming thinner. They would rather take high blood pressure medication than lose weight. They would rather take insulin than lose weight. They are willing to accept the status quo of poor health. They are accepting future pain, because they just don’t want to lose weight. People think losing weight is hard.
  • Grab one thing and dig in – Weight Loss Motivation

    George Diamond
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Grab one thing and dig in – Weight Loss Motivation Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Motivation Losing weight is about motivation. It is about having a strong motivation to do it. This means grabbing onto at least one thing and digging in. It means grabbing one strong and emotional reason for losing weight and using it to drive you to weight-loss success. As I just mentioned it must be a strong and emotional reason. It must also be a long term reason. For example, losing weight for a wedding might be a…
  • How To Make The Weight Loss Difference

    George Diamond
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond How To Make The Weight Loss Difference Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Difference The difference between losing weight and not losing weight is what you are willing to do to make it happen. This difference is determined by the motivation you have to make it happen. The stronger your motivation, the stronger and more powerful actions you will be willing to take. People that succeed at losing weight have a strong motivation to make it happen. Having the right motivation is the number-one key to all long-term…
  • Delay Your Gratification – Weight Loss Delayed Gratification

    George Diamond
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Delay Your Gratification – Weight Loss Delayed Gratification Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Delayed Gratification Losing weight is not about eating everything you want, any time you want it, in any quantities you want. It is about delaying gratification now for what you will get later. Delay gratification is about trade-offs. Delayed gratification is trading what you want now for what you will get later (ie. a leaner body, better mobility, etc….). It does not mean that you have to give everything…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • The Last Rose of Summer

    Cammy Chapel
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    “The Last Rose of Summer” by Thomas Moore ‘Tis the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone; No flower of her kindred, No rosebud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or give sigh for sigh. I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one! To pine on the stem; Since the lovely are sleeping, Go, sleep thou with them. Thus kindly I scatter, Thy leaves o’er the bed, Where thy mates of the garden Lie scentless and dead. So soon may I follow, When friendships decay, And from Love’s shining circle The gems drop away. When true…
  • Alphabet Soup: Give Me a ‘G’

    Cammy Chapel
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve played with the alphabet. If I recall correctly, ‘G’ is the next letter up in my series exploring different words and phrases that have helped me lose and maintain my weight. I don’t think anyone will be surprised by my first ‘G’ word: gratitude. At some point early in this process, I realized that in the past, I hadn’t been applying my usual ‘gratitude in all things’ philosophy to weight loss. I focused on what I couldn’t eat instead of the abundance of healthy foods to which I had access. I…
  • AIM: Food – It’s All in a Day

    Cammy Chapel
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    The idea for this month’s AIM post comes courtesy of a reader who asked us to share ideas and recipes for meals. Rather than focus on a single meal, we decided to spread it out a little and cover the whole day by each taking a different meal or snack. If you want to read the day in order, start with Shelley, who is feeding us breakfast. Then hop back over here for lunch! Now, y’all know my recipes are mostly of the chop-and-stir variety, and this is especially so in summer, when even looking at the oven or stove makes me hot. So I eat a lot of cold food in the summer–yogurt…
  • Q&A: The Indepence Day Edition

    Cammy Chapel
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Big holiday weekend coming up in the US, and boy am I glad. This week is kicking my butt! With so much going on, I can’t get my mind around any serious topics. Or even semi-serious ones, for that matter. What better time for a little Q&A? Your responses are always so much fun to read, and I find myself in need of some FUN! Red, white, or blue–which is your favorite color? What’s your favorite dish to take to a summer barbecue? (My asking and the pending neighborhood July 4th picnic are purely coincidental.) What is the farthest you have been from home? Will you be…
  • Walking on Air

    Cammy Chapel
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:48 pm
    When I woke up yesterday morning, I thought it was going to be just an ordinary day. I had to work a few hours in the morning, and then I planned to walk over to the gym in the afternoon, and then…just ordinary errands and stuff. Until I opened my front door: Oh my, what could this be? My long anticipated Asics have arrived! I think I know a little bit how expectant parents feel now! Twins! And they fit! You can guess how long it took me to get these babies laced up and head out the door. Uh-oh, stormy weather imminent. Oh well. My shoes fit the gas pedal nicely and got me to the gym…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • I’m Going Lap-Topless #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
  • The 3 P’s of a Healthy Life

    Joyce
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Good for my soul – My present purpose and passion. Whatever is good for your soul…do that. ~ unknown I’ve never been one to follow the crowd. Even when I managed a gym, I wasn’t fond of promoting the newest fitness trend. Maybe it was just a personal go-against-the-grain kind of character trait or maybe I never really like the idea of telling everyone else what they should love. If I tell you what to love, unless you just happen to love it too, you’ll be lacking the ingredients that you need to stick to a healthy lifestyle for more than a week at a time. I call…
  • A Child’s Journey to Self-Discovery #Thrively

    Joyce
    31 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    A day at the barn. Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. What’s yours is not necessarily mine, and that same thing goes for our children. No matter how well intentioned we are, our children need to find their own strengths and purpose and not the one we want. When we put them on our path we take them off of…
  • Finding Solutions and Paying it Forward with Technology #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    28 May 2014 | 7:54 am
    View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the open-air bus. Photo taken with my new Nokia LUMIA Icon. #VZWbuzz Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco (Oh San Francisco, how I love you) to be part of the Verizon’s #VZWbuzz Influencer Summit. I had the chance to hang out with many people I’ve only known through Twitter and other social sites. It was a real treat to spend time with both old friends and new friends. And of course our hosts were beyond fantastic. Thank you Verizon for everything! <—– disclosure. The Nokia Lumia Icon on on it’s…
  • Empowering Kids to Find Their Passion and Purpose with @Thrively

    Joyce
    30 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    I  love the idea of health being a family affair. All aspects of health — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. I’m also a fan of interdependence, growing individually but together — each family member supporting and encouraging each other to be their best. **This post is in partnership with Online Mom Media and Thrively. Opinions and experiences expressed are always my own. When we were invited to sign up for Thrively I didn’t realize that it would be the catalyst to a deep conversation and introspection for my 14 year old. It seemed to open her heart’s…
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    Fitho » Health Myths Exposed and Busted- Important Information, Tips and More

  • Is Your Sodium Intake Aging You Faster?

    Sakshi Dusat
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    The bodies of different people age at different rates. The exact biological reasons for the rate of aging are not known as yet, but there are many theories behind it. If you indulge in processed, salty foods and/or high sugar foods and are also overweight, then you are at a serious risk of aging faster....Read More
  • Healthy weight loss diet

    Subaha Kumari
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    We work hard to lead a good life. Sometimes we forget a good life is not the end but a means to the end. Good life is directly linked to be healthy, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately day to day stress, not eating right, sedentary lifestyle is making you physically unhealthy which is most commonly...Read More
  • Do Vegan Diets help you lose weight?

    Voomika Mukherjee
    7 May 2014 | 2:50 am
    People think that choosing a vegan lifestyle will help you lose weight, but depending solely on vegan foods and avoiding animal foods like eggs, fish or chicken might lead to some micro nutrients deficiencies. For eg., Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Heme (iron), protein, etc. Also, to lose weight in a healthy way or just to...Read More
  • Foods with surprisingly high sugar content

    Bhawna Gupta
    7 May 2014 | 2:07 am
    Many people count sugar in their diet only when they are consuming table sugar. But surprisingly many foods contain hidden sugar, sneakily disrupting our weight loss and fitness goals. We will tell you about some of these foods with hidden sugar. 1. Raisins Raisins are basically dried grapes. The dehydration process for any fruit results...Read More
  • Reasons to Avoid Soft Drinks & Sodas

    Subaha Kumari
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:01 am
    When taken at face value, diet soda seems like a health-conscious choice because it contains artificial sweeteners which satisfy your urge for sugar without adding any calories. But there’s more to these chemical cocktails than meets the eye. 1) Devoid of nutritional value Soft drinks and diet soda are devoid of any nutritional value, and...Read More
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Why Keep ACV In Your Pantry?

    Miriam Levin
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    The thought of apple cider vinegar often will make people cringe as the sour flavor and pungent odor can be challenging for some. If you are able to get past those things, apple cider vinegar has many uses. It is known to have a plethora of medicinal benefits as well. Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice derived from crushed apples. It goes by other some other names as well, such as Malus Sylvestris, Vinigare de Manzana, and Vinaigre de Cidre. Due to its tremendous health benefits, I use ACV every day in my tea elixir and always in my water. I have found it has a wide variety of other uses…
  • Message From Spirit-Control Your Anxiety

    Catherine Bowen
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Why, in this modern society, with all the gadgets and machines, are you all so busy? This busy-ness leads to unnecessary stress and anxiety. This is anxiety you can do something about! It has to do with choices. Do you have to do everything which comes your way? Do you need to accept every invitation for a social event? How many visits to the gym do you need a week? Is every shopping trip totally necessary? The list goes on! If you could cut your “doing” time you could use the time saved for more valuable activities. Maybe you would like to incorporate meditation or yoga into your daily…
  • You’ve Been Storing Your Food All Wrong!

    BeWellBuzz
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    People are always asking on food forums, “Should I store this in the fridge?” More specifically, people ask questions like, “Should I store tomatoes in the fridge?” or “Should I store onions in the fridge?” People may also ask questions like, “Are frozen fruits as nutritious as fresh fruit?”  While the questions above, and others along the same vein, often generate animated debates, one factor that is often overlooked is whether or not storing foods in the fridge lowers their health benefits. As a general rule, the answer is almost always yes,…
  • Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

    Cristiana Victoria
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    It is not a secret that fish oil supplements keep your digestion in check and your inflammation down. However, what you may not know is the supplements have other major benefits for you entire body’s health. Other benefits include boosting your bone density, burning fat and enhancing your brain power. Here are other benefits you get from fish oil supplements. Improve fat burning According to a University of South Australia study on the effects of exercise and diet, fish oil supplements boosted the fat loss from exercise. Body fat stores, especially abdominal and cardiovascular fat, are…
  • Resistant Starch – Superfood For Your Digestive System

    BeWellBuzz
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    There is absolutely no question that good over-all health is somewhat dependent on the micro-biotic flora that resides in the small and large intestines. We all have them, and without them, we would probably die. There are several hundred species of bacteria, yeasts and fungi that live in our digestive system and they perform vital functions such as breaking down undigested carbohydrates, assisting in the manufacture and synthesis of certain vitamins and hormones, breaking down waste materials so they can be eliminated, and keeping out pathogenic microorganisms. We need a healthy, thriving…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • A Great Idea For Using Lavender Around Babies

    Andrea Butje
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    One of the most frequent questions I get at Aromahead is how to safely use essential oils around babies. I have an approach to share with you that works really well! I find that using essential oils around the baby often brings about healing effects, without ever having to apply the oils to the baby’s sensitive skin. One of my favorite techniques to teach moms and dads is to apply the oils in a blend to their own backs or shoulders (not to the baby’s back), and then when they hold their baby, the healing oils are inhaled. It’s just enough! And it’s a nice way for baby and parents…
  • Are You Receiving Aromahead’s Emails?

    Andrea Butje
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    I absolutely love to email everyone in the Aromahead community! I send free aromatherapy recipes and tips, special offers, and information about upcoming webinars I’m hosting. It’s one of the easiest ways to connect with everyone and to share new essential oil ideas and resources! Recently I’ve received emails from people letting me know that they haven’t gotten the emails from Aromahead that they’ve signed up for, whether it’s a replay to a webinar, the 12-tips series, our monthly newsletter, or blog posts. Most of the people contacting me have Gmail…
  • An Effective Approach to Relieving Allergies Naturally!

    Andrea Butje
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Years ago, I used essential oils to relieve my allergies. As it turned out, I was not only able to relieve my symptoms . . . I was able to eliminate them for the long term! I’m so excited to share my approach for relieving allergies naturally with you. I have created a free webinar: Aromatherapy for Natural Living: Reduce Allergies Naturally! You will learn all this and more: How to use essential oils to relieve allergies naturally (or even eliminate them!) and clear up sinus infections. I  will teach you how to make five simple and effective essential oil blends that will help reduce…
  • Suffering With Allergies?

    Andrea Butje
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    I recently did a survey on allergies, and the results were really interesting. 195 people filled out the survey and I asked three questions. 1. Do you have allergies? 53 people said yes, all the time. 90 people said yes, only in the summer. 47 said they did not have allergies. 2. Have you tried using essential oils for allergies? 91 people said yes, and they have helped. 12 people said yes, and they have not helped. 71 people said they had not tried essential oils for their allergies. 3. If you have successfully used essential oils for allergies, which method has worked best? 60 people…
  • Make Your Own Beeswax Candles

    Andrea Butje
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’m not an expert candle maker, but I just love making my own beeswax candles! Handmade candles make perfect gifts, but I like making them for myself, too. I like knowing where the beeswax came from, and that I’m using wicks that won’t release toxins into my air. I like knowing the aromas I choose are real essential oils with therapeutic properties, not artificial fragrances. And I like that I can make beeswax candles for different purposes—for sleep, for relaxation and for energy! I recently made a beeswax candle with Vetiver essential oil, and that one has become a…
 
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • How spine surgery will thrive in a data-driven world

    Laura Dyrda
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance and risk-sharing compensation models, specialists are developing new and innovative ways to ensure their field's sustainability in the future. Spine is no different — and in many ways, spine surgeons have an uphill battle. "Spine surgery can be looked at as historically one of the largest offenders of non-sustainable care," says Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, Founder of DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif. "There has been too much done without enough evidence behind it and physicians are paid a straight…
  • 35 spine, orthopedic devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in June

    Laura Dyrda
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    The Food and Drug Administration cleared 35 orthopedic and spine devices in June. 1. Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System from Zimmer Spine.   2. SMR TT Metal Back Glenoid from LimaCroporate.   3. Range Spinal System from K2M.   4. Biomet Cannulated Screw System from Biomet.   5. SteriSpine PS from Safe Orthopaedics.   6. BN Lumbar Cage System from Medyssey USA.   7. RSP Humeral Socket Insert from DJO Global.   8. Stryker KWIC Needle from Orthovita.   9. OIC Variable Angle Small Fragment Locking Plate System from Orthopaedic Implant Company.   10.
  • Antibiotics & Infection Control in Spine: Drs. Howard Epps, Andrew Jea to Present at Quality Improvement Conference

    Laura Dyrda
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Texas Children's Hospital in Houston sent physicians and reserachers to present at the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program conference. Howard Epps, MD, academic medical director of pediatric orthopedic surgery will present a study on preoperative antibiotic use. Andrew Jea, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon and director of the Neuro-Spine Program at Texas Children's will present on reducing pediatric spine surgery infections with Director of the Neurosurgery Clinical Research Program Sheila Ryan.   Dr. Epps' presentation addresses the need for…
  • DJO Global Net Sales Up 6.5% in 2Q

    Laura Dyrda
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    DJO Global reported second quarter net sales were up 6.5 percent over the same period last year. DJO Global has been relatively quiet in 2014 compared to other big players in the market who are acquiring businesses and making strategic moves.   Here are five things to know about DJO Global's second quarter financial report:   1. Net sales grew 6.5 percent to reach $313.9 million in the second quarter. They were favorably impacted by $2.5 million related to changes in foreign currency exchange rates compared to the rates in effect during the second quarter of 2013. Without the impact…
  • AANS' NREF Awards Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship Grants to 9 Organizations

    Anuja Vaidya
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, an affiliate of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons announced the recipients of its post-residency, clinical fellowship grant program for the 2014 to2015 academic year. The foundation reached agreements with DePuy Synthes Spine and Medtronic, both of whichwill provide funding in support of the grant program. The following programs have been awarded fellowship grants: •    Cleveland Clinic for Spine Health•    Duke University in Durham, N.C.•    Johns Hopkins University in…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Life leaves Clues

    Larry Lewis
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Life leaves Clues was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingWhen you realise it’s important for you to discover your life purpose the good news is that life leaves clues. Yet the question ‘what do you really want to do with your life’ often seems to be as unanswerable as the question ‘what comes first, the chicken or the egg?’ Several years ago, when I first started speaking, some of those attending would approach me after to share something I had said  that had moved or inspired them. It showed me that I had found my calling, that I was on the road to fulfilling my purpose…
  • My second coming

    Larry Lewis
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:11 am
    My second coming was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingWell I’ve decided I’m not going quietly. I have every intention of making the most of every day I have remaining and create a brilliant second coming. In fact my second coming is going to the best years I have ever had the luck to experience. I am 52 years young, and will have achieved most of my major goals by 55, and I know the life I have to look forward to is going to be simply sensational. I truly believe I will be travelling across the world delivering the reinvention university meeting up with my wonderful partners who…
  • The Proudest Day of My Life

    Larry Lewis
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:41 am
    The Proudest Day of My Life was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingThere are moments in our life when we see a glorious star shine through brightly on our path. Today was definitely one of the proudest days of my life when a true star, my daughter Laura Jayne deservedly enjoyed the love and attention of her family to celebrate her most remarkable achievement yet. Today was a milestone in her life, a day which has marked the passage of time and has brought to an end 5 years of sheer persistence on her part. Indeed my wonderful, loving daughter Laura-Jayne had her amazing achievement of…
  • It’s Time to Stop Grieving

    Larry Lewis
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:41 am
    It’s Time to Stop Grieving was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Whenever someone is affected by a major disaster there is an emotional reaction that you will go through. I can pretty much tell you that everyone goes through the same stages of emotion. I know I did, and later on I was able to come to the understanding that I had reacted to my failures by going through ‘The Grieving Process ‘and its 5 Stages. Later as a life coach I’ve found that everyone who goes through crises and disasters goes through these steps. By knowing what they are will give you an understanding to…
  • How to Build Your Self Image

    Larry Lewis
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:29 am
    How to Build Your Self Image was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most important human traits leading to success and happiness is having a positive self image. The real judge of our success over the whole of our life’s journey is how much we still value ourselves if we lose everything, our home, possessions, money, marriage, if we were stripped bear, down to having just the clothes we wear, knowing we have to change a lot about ourselves, starting over again, but at no time losing faith in ourselves or falling out of love with who we are. Know I say that from the…
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    Elements4Health

  • Monitoring Pulse Could Prevent a Second Stroke

    Dana
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Irregular heartbeat is a leading cause of second strokes among adults. New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat. The study is published in the July 23, 2014 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for people over age 65 who have never had a stroke. Our study shows it may be a safe, effective,…
  • Don’t Skimp on Shades This Summer

    Dana
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Just as skin can burn on an overcast or chilly day, eyes can sustain damage anytime you’re outdoors without sunglasses. Sunglasses, like sunscreen, should be used year-round to ensure maximum possible protection. Although it’s fashionable to slip on a sleek pair of shades, Tara O’Rourke, an optometrist at Penn State Hershey, says shopping for sunglasses should be about more than just looks. Larger frames may be the style now, but they are also more effective at protecting the eye, eyelid and surrounding tissues from harmful ultraviolet, or UV, rays. “The delicate skin of the eyelid…
  • Cost of Kidney Donation May Be Too Much

    Dana
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Transplants are often the best chance at survival for patients suffering from kidney disease, but living donors are hard to find. One reason for the reluctance to donate appears to be the cost associated with being a living kidney donor. A study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) identifies low income as an important barrier to living donation, and more importantly, implies that this barrier is becoming more difficult to overcome over time. The findings suggest a need to better understand the financial barriers to living donation and…
  • Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers

    Dana
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fish oil supplements can have a surprising benefit for problem drinkers. Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The new study found that in brain cells exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and neuronal cell death. The study was conducted by Michael A. Collins, PhD, Edward J. Neafsey, PhD, and colleagues at…
  • 8 Ways Zinc Affects the Human Body

    Dana
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Zinc is one of the most important essential trace metals in human nutrition and lifestyle, according to a review article in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).  Zinc is not only a vital element in various physiological processes; it is also a drug in the prevention of many diseases. Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk for inadequate zinc intake, however. The article reviewed numerous studies that showed a relationship between zinc and vital human physiological processes such as the following: Brain:…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Sunday: Coffee Break

    Hannah Kaminsky
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    New Orleans-Style Iced Coffee from Blue Bottle Almond Latte from The Mill Mint Mojito Iced Coffee from Philz Cappuccino from Cliff House Coffee Boba from Boba Guys
  • Thai It, You’ll Like It

    Hannah Kaminsky
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Despite growing up so close to the hustle and bustle of New York City, I spent the majority of my formative years in the safety of small towns. These modest, insular neighborhoods are the perfect place to foster a care-free childhood, complete with tight-knit communities, safe neighborhoods, and sleepy streets that go quiet at 9 PM, even on a Saturday. Many cherished memories were made around the babbling brook a short walk from my home, collecting the Queen Anne’s lace that grew in abundance on either side of the stream. Although I’d consider myself more of a city slicker these…
  • From A to Vegan, and Beyond

    Hannah Kaminsky
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    The clock hasn’t yet struck noon and already the restaurant is bustling. A line has begun to stretch around the corner and out the door while waiters carefully navigate the tiny space with their apparently bottomless, steaming carafes of darkly roasted coffee. Sunday, the last precious day of the weekend, used to be a time to sleep in and take it easy, but now it’s become the end-all, be-all day for brunch. Taking in the scene from a sunny corner, I can’t help but marvel at how quickly my generation has embraced this development, right alongside another, deeper reaching culinary trend:…
  • Not-So-Southern Biscuits

    Hannah Kaminsky
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Biscuits remain something of an edible enigma to me, defying definition; as elusive as the fleeting aroma released from the oven as they spring forth, from raw dough to fluffy golden cakes. Growing up far from the southern border, I can’t claim any “authenticity” in my own attempts at biscuit fabrication, but there’s no way I’d let a lack of experience stop me from treading forth into such savory waters. I may not know exactly when to serve them, what to top them with, or how to pair them with your average meal, but if I have to build my entire menu around this…
  • Escape To Alcatraz

    Hannah Kaminsky
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    You deserve a little treat for surviving your perilous trip to Alcatraz. If you were so inclined, you can click on the final image to see it full size and save it as a desktop wallpaper. Simply right click, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans! May you have a joyous celebration, and always treasure your freedom.
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness

  • The 3 P’s Of Being A Man, Getting Tough and Doing Hard Things.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Already twice this month, I’ve read a handy little free book for guys called Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century (ladies, just forward it to the dude in your life). It was written by Brett McKay, a guest on … Continued The post The 3 P’s Of Being A Man, Getting Tough and Doing Hard Things. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The Crazy, True And Scary Facts About The Supplement Industry.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    In every drugstore aisle in America, shoppers cast the classic pose: two products in hand, confusion on their faces as they attempt to decipher the advertising claims and safety labels. It’s an important decision, but it is so hard to … Continued The post The Crazy, True And Scary Facts About The Supplement Industry. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #289: Drinking Water For Fat Loss, 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy & Much More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    July 23, 2014 Podcast: 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy, How To Defat Bone Broth, Is Powdered Peanut Butter Healthy, How To Maximize Performance in Fire Gear, and Where To Find Beyond Training Audiobook. Have a … Continued The post #289: Drinking Water For Fat Loss, 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy & Much More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • 2 Of The Biggest Juicing Mistakes (And How To Juice The Right Way).

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    I met today’s guest article contributor – a big, muscular athlete named Drew Canole (pictured above) – at a seafood restaurant in San Diego. As Drew and I sat dining on crab claws and oysters with our mutual acquaintance Sean … Continued The post 2 Of The Biggest Juicing Mistakes (And How To Juice The Right Way). appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • How To Get Amazing Arms And Legs (And Why Exercise May Be Less Important Than You Think)

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    That’s JJ Virgin pictured above. I first met JJ at a health conference in New York. I looked at the person seated in the chair to my left, and then I did a double-take as I realized that this woman sitting next to me … Continued The post How To Get Amazing Arms And Legs (And Why Exercise May Be Less Important Than You Think) appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 7 Sweet and Sweaty Articles For Your Weekend Reading

    Amanda Ingle
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    In this week's link roundup: A tabata bodyweight workout, grilled watermelon salad, and more! The post 7 Sweet and Sweaty Articles For Your Weekend Reading appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 26 Healthier Appetizers To Bring To Any Party

    Carly Sippel
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Don't know what to bring to the party? Bring one of these healthier appetizers for a snack you can enjoy, too! The post 26 Healthier Appetizers To Bring To Any Party appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Summer Escape: The Cabin Travel Workout

    Luke Andrus
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Next time you escape, try adding this cabin travel workout to your itinerary. You (and your body) will be happy you did! The post Summer Escape: The Cabin Travel Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Superfoods That Help Protect Your Skin From The Sun

    Cassie Johnston
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    We all know it’s important to wear sunscreen, but did you know you can eat it, too? These superfoods will protect your skin from the sun. The post 10 Superfoods That Help Protect Your Skin From The Sun appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • We Dare You: 5 Reasons to Try Strength Training

    Luke Andrus
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    We're in a daring mood today. We want YOU to try strength training. There are many benefits - Here are five you should know! The post We Dare You: 5 Reasons to Try Strength Training appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Treatment with a Dizziness Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Dizziness is a common problem ranking in the top three of patient complaints of primary care doctors and emergency departments.  It occurs in nearly a third of all individuals.  There are a wide variety of causes of dizziness, many of which can be treated successfully through  our chiropractic care.   When someone is dizzy they can feel like they are spinning or that the room is spinning; it can cause imbalance, lack of coordination, and light-headedness.  In most cases when the person feels a ‘spinning’ sensation or imbalance and lack of coordination, it is caused by a…
  • An Interview with a Celebrity Chiropractor

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Everyone knows it takes a village to keep the world’s elite athletes and entertainers in competitive shape and top form.  We often hear of their of personal trainers and coaches traveling in tandem with their grueling schedules.  What may often not be very well publicized are the chiropractors that also contribute to their peak performance. We sometimes hear of athletes speaking out about their chiropractors, such as Boston Marathon winner and Olympian Meb Keflezighi, or through publicized news stories, such as that of 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist McKayla Maroney‘s timely…
  • Treatment for Trigger Points in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Research by Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons, has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain at least 75 percent of the time and are a factor in nearly every painful condition.  This makes sense considering that muscles make up between about roughly 40% of body weight. They are a large percentage of our total weight and have a corresponding impact on our health. When all is in working order, muscles allow us to perform normal activities with ease. However, when our muscles harbor trigger points, we experience pain, stiffness and tension, physical limitation and subsequently…
  • Treatment with a Sports Injury Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    A chiropractor with specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of a sports injury can significantly help patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school.  Approximately 90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical, so specialized, injury-specific treatments without the use of surgery or even medications can provide the athlete with significantly less recovery time. Additionally, a chiropractor trained to treat sports injuries can provide excellent resources for patients who wish to become active or start an exercise program.
  • Study Shows Chiropractic Protects Spine With Aging

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    An Increased Life Expectancy and Its Implications According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average life expectancy for women was 50.7 Years in 1900, 74 in the year 2000, and is projected to be 85.6 in the year 2050.  As we have increased our life expediencies, it is to be expected that a whole host of health issues arise with advanced age.  There are always new pills and devices that crop up to entice the aging population with a solution to their age-related symptoms. With the latest study demonstrating how chiropractic can counteract the health problems that arise with…
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    (((OrthoStreams))) daily news, lists and commentary

  • Wright Medical and Tornier are left patiently looking for an acquirer

    Tiger Buford
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Wright Medical And Tornier See A Desirable Partner Choose Another (Seeking Alpha) Summary Stryker was expected to be a buyer in the extremities market, but its choice of Small Bone Innovations was a little surprising. Stryker now has a credible presence in the upper and lower extremity markets, and can use its considerable R&D and marketing […]
  • Zimmer Stock Valuation Analysis by Quarter

    Tiger Buford
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Valuation of Zimmer by Quarter by Quarter  (Seeking Alpha) Benjamin Graham taught that Intelligent Investors must do a thorough fundamental analysis of investment opportunities to determine their intrinsic value and inherent risk. This is best done by utilizing a systematic approach to analysis that will provide investors with a sense of how a specific company […]
  • Medtronic taking advantage of 175 iOS apps so that mobile sales/marketing employees can work more effectively

    Tiger Buford
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Apple: Medtronic has developed 175 iPhone and iPad apps for employees to use (MedCityNews) When I tuned into Apple’s quarterly earning conference call yesterday, my goal was to get more information on its IBM collaboration, particularly what it could do with Watson’s big data capabilities in healthcare. Analysts tried but Apple wouldn’t go into details. But I did […]
  • Investor Analysis of the Zimmer-Biomet deal

    Tiger Buford
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Zimmer – Analysis Of The $13.3 Billion Biomet Acquisition (Seeking Alpha) Summary Zimmer announced a massive $13.3 billion acquisition of Biomet. The deal creates the number 2 player in the $45 billion musculoskeletal market. Synergy estimates drive appeal, yet pro-forma valuation is not appealing enough for me. Investors in Zimmer (ZMH) have reacted with great enthusiasm to […]
  • Analysis of FDA’s new 510(k) guidance by the Emergo Group

    Tiger Buford
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    US FDA publishes insight into 510(k) Substantial Equivalence determination process (MassDevice) New draft guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration lays out major factors the agency considers when reviewing 510(k) premarket notification applications to make Substantial Equivalence (SE) determinations. US regulators have issued the new guidance to serve both as a resource for agency reviewers making SE […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • What women need to know about pregnancy complications and heart disease

    Carolyn Thomas
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    Pregnancy is the ultimate cardiac stress test! One physician has described pregnancy complications like preeclampsia as "a short-term problem for the obstetrician, but a longterm problem for the cardiologist." Find out how international experts at this Toronto conference are helping to spread the word about the under-appreciated link between preeclampsia and subsequent heart disease.
  • We know we should do ____, but instead we do ____

    Carolyn Thomas
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Most of us assume that self-control is largely a character issue, and that we would follow through if only we had a bit more discipline. Not so, according to several studies on how we make decisions - even those like the one I struggle with around chocolate covered almonds . . .
  • “Us” vs “them”: the under-served patient speaks up

    Carolyn Thomas
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:18 am
    "High-tech digital medication reminders are not what I need when I'm poor and can't afford medicine." If big health conferences are going to host "experts" speaking on the topic of under-served patients, couldn't they at least invite people to speak who have nothing but a voice? This moving appeal from a person living with both poverty and multiple health issues strikes at the heart of the "us vs. them" reality in U.S. health care.
  • Patient engagement as described by 31 non-patients

    Carolyn Thomas
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Should we take the word "patient" out of the phrase "patient engagement"? That's what some of the non-patients interviewed for this report on patient engagement suggest. Non-patients are now co-opting patient status by repeatedly insisting that they too can speak for patients, by virtue of the fact that they're being paid to tick boxes about us.
  • Who will take care of you at home if you’re seriously ill?

    Carolyn Thomas
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    Serious illness in the family makes husbands more likely to split, but it makes wives more likely to stay. Studies show that in social networks in which a patient has no spouse at home, other people close to the patient come forward to contribute more in the way of illness-related help than in social networks in which patients live with a spouse.
 
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    Rifton RSS Feed

  • New Mobility Magazine Discusses the Gap the Rifton TRAM Fills

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    The Rifton TRAM combines the elements of a transfer device with the benefits of gait training. New Mobility Magazine talks about the unique characteristics and benefits of the product.
  • How the HTS is Changing Lives

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Rebecca Gross describes the effective use of the Rifton Hygiene and Toileting System for one of her students to make her more comfortable and happier and successful during toileting breaks throughout the day.
  • Rifton TRAM Plays Cameo in Wedding Drama Captured by Today Show

    8 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Augie Nieto, who has ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, walks his daughter down the aisle at her wedding aided by a Rifton TRAM.
  • Choosing Between Adaptive Standers

    1 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Want to know why a patient should use a stander and whether prone, supine or dynamic is best for their needs? These adaptive standers comparison guidelines will help you determine the appropriate equipment.
  • From the Dad of an Exceptional Graduate

    24 Jun 2014 | 11:38 am
    With the help of early mobility and adaptive equipment, Alan went from gait training as a small child to walking independently as a young man at his graduation.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Guest Blog: Mark A. Demitrack, MD, FAPA – Neurobiology of ME/CFS

    Suzanne Vernon
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Far too often, myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) patients are met with healthcare providers who do not believe in the biological nature of the disease. Patients have an understandable reticence when it comes to psychologists and psychiatrists because of the fear that their ME/CFS will be labeled as a psychological disorder rather than treated as the very real debilitating disease that it is. Yet, the medical disciplines of psychology and psychiatry have a tremendous amount to contribute to the ME/CFS community, because of their extensive knowledge of how the…
  • Research Digest – July 2014: Define & Diagnose

    Suzanne Vernon
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    In order for patients to be diagnosed, a disease must be defined.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) is currently defined by excluding other medical and psychiatric diseases that explain the symptoms.  Biomarkers – or an objective and measurable indicator of a biological state – would take the “process of elimination” out of ME/CFS and therefore provide objective criteria to define and diagnose ME/CFS.  Not only do disease states need to be defined but recovery from disease states also require definition. The core signs, symptoms and…
  • Breaking Down the Complexities of ME/CFS – Part 3

    Suzanne Vernon
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Quantifying Complexities Since the Internet’s earliest days, patients have used online resources to share experiences, learn about diseases and treatments, and become advocates. In recent years we have seen these online communities evolve into centers of patient-driven research. Modern day, patient-driven research has the potential to be used as meaningful evidence as larger sets of data are gathered. Datafication = the process of using technology to turn many aspects of our lives into data. With few researchers and clinicians specializing in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue…
  • Solve ME/CFS Initiative 2014 Webinar Series

    Leigh Reynolds
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Beginning in July and continuing through year-end, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) will be bringing you a free, monthly webinar series. Anyone that is interested can RSVP to participate live. Each webinar will be recorded and posted to our website and YouTube channel within a week of the live date, so if you miss it, don’t worry! You can still have access to the great content at your convenience. Read more about the series and RSVP today!   Research Institute Without Walls – Progress and Promise Thursday, July 31, 2014 2-3:00pm Eastern (1pm Central/Noon Mountain/11am…
  • Breaking Down the Complexities of ME/CFS – Part 2

    Suzanne Vernon
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Solve CFS BioBank & Registry “Complex” is a word that is frequently used to describe the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) disease state.  Here are some of the reasons why: Many body systems are affected People are sick for varying lengths of time Symptom type and severity vary from person to person A variety of medications are used to treat symptoms The environment that ME/CFS patients live in varies, and that can affect their health Many people experience other “overlapping” conditions in addition to ME/CFS ME/CFS is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning…
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    Health Blog

  • Stress Release Yoga Sequence

    Health Blog
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    For women having breast cancer in the process of radiation therapy, yoga provides unique benefits other than reducing fatigue. Researchers revealed that although fatigue had been counteracted with basic stretching…
  • Study Shows Tai Chi Effective Depression Treatment in the Elderly

    Health Blog
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am
    When tai chi was combined with a standard depression treatment for a group of older people with depression, researchers found better improvement in the level of depression, as well as improved quality of life, better…
  • How to Start Running Infographic

    Health Blog
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:50 pm
    How the foot is positioned just before ground contact when walking or running is an ankle sprain risk factor. Many people who have an ankle sprain will suffer from repeated ankle sprains throughout their lifetime. A…
  • Sport And Lower Back Pain Infographic

    Health Blog
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Yoga classes have been connected to better back related function and also reduced chronic lower back pain symptoms in a randomized controlled study of yoga. The full article can be read here: Yoga Eases Symptoms of Chronic…
  • Seven Superfoods Infographic

    Health Blog
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:45 am
    Studies have revealed that bioactive compounds present in blueberries called anthocyanins prevent hypertension. Read the full story here: The Health Benefits of Blueberries Coconut oil encourages weight reduction.…
 
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • New Trends in the Employee Benefit Programmes and Tele Medicine

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The Healthcare scenario in India is being a witness to a major metamorphosis. Lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart related ailments are coming into existence more and more as a result of the rapidly changing lifestyle, urbanization and rising aspirations. In the early times, employers used to provide IPD services to their employees. Nowadays, due to the time constraints, the employers are also providing OPD services to their employees in order to obtain a healthy and productive staff. The employers these days are giving more attention to newer employee beneficial…
  • Road Safety and India

    Dr. Ankit Soni
    7 Jun 2014 | 4:24 am
    In a tragic turn of events Union cabinet minister met with a fatal car accident. He could have been saved from any major injury had he worn a seat belt while travelling in his car. This episode highlights the poor state of road safety measures in India, making Indian roads and Indian road travelling one of the most dangerous ones in the world. There is a need to change this scenario by introducing various stricter and accountable legislations and by awakening the collective consciousness of the drivers and by educating then regarding the importance of various safety measures and the…
  • Holistic Medicine for Better Healing

    Dr. Ankit Soni
    21 May 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Holistic Medicine provides Patient-centric healthcare treatment. It cure the patient as a whole. It considers that there is an innate balance within our Mind, Body and Spirit and when this balance is disturbed, a person gets diseased. Therefore the primary focus of its therapeutics is to restore this innate balance. Collaborated approach of integrating Modern Medicine with Holistic medicine can bring a great inroads in the scenario of healthcare system of the world, thereby benefiting patients as well as physicians.
  • 3D Printed Hearts:A Boon Or A Blunder

    Dr. Ankit Soni
    12 May 2014 | 9:29 pm
    The advent of 3D printing technology has opened up new avenues for the field of healthcare. Scientists and doctors are trying to develop this technology to build human organs. One such project underway is building Human Heart by using 3D printer. A lot of headway is achieved in this direction. Leading Cardiologists believe that this could be the next big thing in Patient Healthcare.
  • Unconventional Beauty Secrets By Celebrities

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    28 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    In today’s world, in order to achieve recognition in a particular field that you are pertaining to, the first and the foremost thing that counts is ‘the persona’ with which you carry yourself! Be it Multi National Companies or small …
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    Healing Talks

  • 10 Greatest Dangers of GMOs

    Nathan Batalion
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
      (Healingtalks) GMOS represent a vast threat to humanity and the rest of our living environment on earth. The reasons are manifold and some of hte major ones are as follows: 1) Poisonous GM crops are engineered to contain chemical poisons. These poisons remain in the crop when eaten. Even in trace amounts they can […]
  • Continuing Nuclear Fallout from Fukushima Explosion

    Contributing Author
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:36 am
    Fukushima Explosion Continues to Be Global Threat/ HealingTalks By Rebekah Schecter (Healingtalks)   With more than a thousand days having passed since the Japanese Fukushima Explosion started leaking massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean, our government and mass media have still not spoken up about rising radiation levels and what to […]
  • Getting Sciatica Pain Relief: Natural Approaches That Work

    Contributing Author
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:58 am
     Sciatica Pain Relief / HealingTalks (Healingtalks) If you suffer from sciatica, there is a great cause for hope. According to prevailing medical research, the news is that 90% of patients with sciatic-related pain will completely recover and within 12 weeks. People who take more natural sciatica pain relief approaches, however, can recover even sooner. Advances […]
  • Some Animal Proteins Increase Cancer Risks as Much as Smoking

    Nathan Batalion
    9 Mar 2014 | 5:23 am
     Does Animal Protein Increase Cancer Risk? / HealingTalks (Healingtalks)  Could eating a hamburger with animal-fat-fried fries be as deadly as smoking a cigarette? YES according to a study to be published March 4 issue of Cell Metabolism. The groundbreaking study was conducted by Valter Longo, Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Southern California Davis […]
  • Omega-3 Fats: Five Best Sources and Health Benefits

    Nathan Batalion
    22 Feb 2014 | 2:54 pm
    The Best Sources for Omega 3 Fats / HealingTalks (HealingTalks) Nature provides us with a variety of high-quality sources of Omega-3 fats. There are quite a few to choose from and research had found important reasons for having Omega-3 fats incorporated daily in our diets. Why Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids So Important Omega-3 fats are viewed […]
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  • How to Get Rid of Your Negative Thoughts

    Roman Soluk
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Negative thoughts destroy a person from the inside. They are a great obstacle on a way to a person’s success that’s why you need to get rid of them immediately. It’s not so easy to overcome negative thinking but if you have a desire to do it then don’t stop. All of us are surrounded by negative information: newspapers, Internet, TV news. And it’s hard to think positively when there are so many sad news. But with the help of simple methods described below you will be able to cope with the negative thinking and think positively instead. Overcome negative thinking…
  • How to Get Rid of Your Complexes

    Roman Soluk
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Almost every person has some complexes. However, some bend under their weight, limiting themselves because of fear, guilt or inferiority, while others seek to get rid of their complexes and live their lives to the fullest. Most often complexes are connected with the failure to accept yourself the way you are. For example, “I’m too fat.”, “I’m too slow” or “I’m too short!”, etc. And despite the fact that this person may have lots of advantages, they constantly think of their flaws. Is it okay? Certainly not! Here are several tips that…
  • How to Quit Smoking – 10 Effective Tips

    Roman Soluk
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Qutting smoking once and for all – that’s what interests many people in the world. Long-term goals are transformed into short-term results, and smokers get back into this habit again and again. Why do millions of people continue to smoke? The obvious answers would be that smokers are addicted to nicotine, as well as the fact that people experience psychological comfort while smoking during stressful situations. At the disposal of those who want to quit smoking there are many tools, programs and systems, but they will act only if a person really wants it and has already made a…
  • The Benefits of Martial Arts

    Roman Soluk
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    Martial arts have come from Asia (Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand), where they began to develop actively in antiquity. The main purpose of martial arts is the full development, which includes several very important aspects, i.e. physical, moral and emotional. Martial arts help to develop the most important traits of character that will continue to contribute to your life success in future. Many martial arts, including karate, help to improve your self-esteem and confidence. Besides, they develop self-discipline, concentration, courtesy, and respect for others. What traits are…
  • 20 Essential Rules of Friendship

    Roman Soluk
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Very often you may think about your relationship with a friend and torture yourself for doing something wrong. However, you shouldn’t forget that we are all humans and we all make mistakes, you just need to see those mistakes in time and correct everything until it’s too late. Learn also how to make friends using these 4 simple strategies What are those rules of friendship that you should keep in mind and follow, to make the most faithful friend be always there and brightened your life, making it light, joyful and happy? Let’s find out. Main rules of friendship 1. Smile…
 
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Acetaminophen may do little for acute back pain

    Nancy Ferrari
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    When back pain strikes, all you want is relief—as quickly as possible. Many folks turn to over-the-counter pain relievers to help take the edge off and keep them moving. Acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin), are common and reasonable choices. Australian researchers set out to see just how helpful acetaminophen is for people with back pain that comes on suddenly (so-called acute back pain). They wanted to know if acetaminophen shortened the time from the start of back pain to complete relief—meaning a pain rating of 0 or 1 (on a…
  • Treating gum disease may lessen the burden of heart disease, diabetes, other conditions

    Julie Corliss
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    In the folk song “Dem Bones,” every bone is connected to the next one in line. Here’s an interesting wrinkle on that idea: The gum bone, or at least problems with it, are connected to all sorts of health problems. Gum disease—which begins when the sticky, bacteria-laden film known as plaque builds up around your teeth—is closely linked to premature birth, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health problems. Now, a report in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that treating gum disease (also called periodontal disease) can lead to…
  • Raising beef creates more pollution than raising pork, poultry, dairy, or eggs

    Patrick J. Skerrett
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    When I cook a meal for my family, I usually don’t think about the environmental implications of the food we are about to eat. A report in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is nudging me to do just that. Gidon Eshel, a research professor at Bard College in New York and two colleagues estimated several environmental costs of raising cows for meat and milk, poultry and pork for meat, and chickens for eggs. They used publicly available data about U.S. agriculture to calculate land use, irrigation water, greenhouse gas emissions, and fertilizer use. Per…
  • FDA’s proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label are good, but could be better

    Heidi Godman
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Every day, millions of Americans use the Nutrition Facts labels on food packages to make healthy choices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently proposed changes to make the labels even more useful. It’s an important move that could help curb the skyrocketing number of Americans with type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, and other weight-related conditions. “The current labels have had the effect of reducing the total fat intake in the American diet,” says Dr. Clifford Lo, an associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. When food makers…
  • Bad weather isn’t to blame for your aching back

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Do you have an older relative or friend who says “There’s a storm coming” because his or her back is hurting more than usual? A team of Australian researchers has thing to say to that person: bunk. Daniel Steffens, of the George Institute for Global Health at the University of Sydney, Australia, and his colleagues followed nearly 1,000 people who were seen for acute low back pain in several Sydney primary care clinics. To see if the pain was linked to weather, the investigators noted the weather conditions when the back pain started, as well one week and one month earlier.
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  • Causes & Remedies for Premature Ejaculation

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    16 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Premature ejaculation is a condition when the male ejaculates or experiences an orgasm sooner than the partner expects. Some men have the capacity to hold off their ejaculation till they make the penetration, however in some cases the ejaculation takes place ever before penetrating the female. The common symptom of premature ejaculation is the loss of erection even before the partner has had a chance to achieve her orgasm, this may occur before penetration or immediately after penetration. There is no specific cause for premature ejaculation, it is a very rare condition experienced by men and…
  • Symptoms, Causes and Remedies for Ringworm

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    16 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Ringworm is a skin disease often caused by fungus a minute form of vegetable. Ringworm can be irritating but is not dangerous Symptoms include Formation of round or oval patches with raised pink and scaly rings which show a clean space in the center. Itching usually cause the infection to spread. Causes of ringworm include Ringworm usually affects the scalp, the body, the feet and the nails. Scalp ringworm is the most common and is usually seen amongst children due to lack of protective fatty acids. The ringworm then spread over the skin and goes deeper into the skin causing hair breakage…
  • Symptoms, Causes & Remedies for Pneumonia

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    16 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Pneumonia is the inflammation of the lungs and is one of the most serious infectious diseases. If both the lungs are affected it is known as double pneumonia. The most common symptoms of pneumonia are cold in head and throat. The patient experiences chill, shivering fever, difficulty in breathing and sharp pain in the chest. Cough and pinkish sputum being followed thereafter. In young children this disease my cause delirium and convulsion. Body temperature may rise upto 40.6 degree C and the pulse may got upto 150beats per minute. Pleurisy is a common complication of pneumonia. Pneumonia is…
  • Prediabetic condition is a serious health risk

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    25 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The prediabetic condition is a serious, but nearly silent, health factor affecting the lives of close to 79 million people across America. The lack of early detection and management of this prediabetic condition can lead to more serious health complications such as: type 2 diabetes, pharmaceutical dependence, insulin injections, nerve damage (neuropathy), eye damage (retinopathy), kidney disease, heart disease and chronic fatigue—all serious and costly health problems. It could be you – or a loved one. Fortunately, with early detection the diabetes condition can be managed, and often…
  • What is Prediabetes?

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    30 May 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Blood Sugar By the Numbers There are three tests that healthcare providers use to determine if you have a prediabetic or early stage diabetic condition. Those three tests are the HbA1c test, the Fasting Blood Glucose test (FBG), and Oral Glucose Tolerance test (OGT). Prediabetic condition Diabetic condition HbA1c test Below 6.5% Greater than 6.5% Fasting Blood Glucose test 100 to 126 mg/dl Greater than 126 mg/dl Oral Glucose Tolerance test 140 to 200 mg/dl Greater than 200 mg/dl What Does It Mean? For most people with the prediabetic condition blood sugar levels gradually increase over…
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  • Pressure volume loop of the left ventricle

    Mike Cadogan
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Basic Science in Clinical Context (BSCC) videos will be 2minutes long and in 2 parts. Exam candidate answering a question (under exam conditions) Professor providing a more detailed explanation (with transcript) Below is an example of the process. Feedback greatly appreciated as we are still very early in the production phase of the project. Question: Please draw and describe the pressure volume loop of the left ventricle Examinee response + Show: Drawing and explanation in real-time video/audio Examiner explanation: + Show: Drawing and explanation in real-time video/audio Show Transcript…
  • Nothing New Under the Sun

    Michelle Johnston
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The World still hurts. Considering current global events our planet seems a panoply of despair, a train wreck of evil choices. We feel wounded, flabby and impotent, and we struggle to understand. We look for answers as to how we can make things better, both on a global scale, and in our own back yards. One of the solutions, of course, is right, myopically, in front of us, and is an echoing sentiment that can be heard from the moment man first began to document history. If you look carefully, if you take the time, you can see a gossamer thin strand, lacing and linking through the past. Woven…
  • The LITFL Review 145

    Kane Guthrie
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. Welcome to the 145th edition, brought to you by: Kane Guthrie [KG] from LITFL Tessa Davis [TRD] from LITFL and Don’t Forget The Bubbles Brent Thoma [BT] from BoringEM, and ALiEM Chris Nickson [CN] from LITFL, iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC Joe Rotella [JAR]…
  • The Need for Brave Health Reform

    Sean Rothwell
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    A Proposal for Private Health Reform in Australia Australia’s health system is in need of reform.  A recently published article by Country Doctor on KevinMD.com prompted me to solidify my thoughts on potential solutions which could improve the private health system in Australia.  My apologies to our international readers for whom this will have less relevance, although I believe there are key messages that apply to all of our health systems. In basic terms, the Federal Government in Australia funds General Practice consultations, Specialist Outpatient consultations and private…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 040

    Soren Rudolph
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Welcome to the 40th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 10 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
 
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    Better Innovations Blog

  • Chikungunya Reaches the U.S.

    Monica Hughes
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first case of Chikungunya; a debilitating tropical disease that is spread by mosquitoes. Until last Thursday, the disease had only about 25 to 28 cases that were brought back to the United States from foreign travels. This is the first case where the disease has been thought to be transferred from a mosquito within the country. The disease causes joint pain and stiffness, and it was merely a matter of time before the virus would reach the U.S. The CDC will be monitoring for any new cases in the coming months. It is recommended that…
  • Cardio or Weights?

    Monica Hughes
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In all honesty, it really depends on what results you want to have. There are advantages to both cardio and weight training workouts but putting the two together will change your body shape the fastest and most efficiently. Cardio or Weights? is a post from the Better Innovations Health, Fitness, and Wellness Blog Related Posts:Metabolism BoostersSudden Exercise Can Be Harmful for Inactive IndividualsDiet and Strength Training: Two Keys to Weight Loss Success3 Reasons to Cut Carbs from Your DietMaking The Most Of Your Hotel WorkoutCircuit Training Mistakes Many People Make (Visited 1 times, 1…
  • Brain-eating Amoeba Kills 9-year-old Girl

    Monica Hughes
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Earlier last week, 9-year-old Hally Yust was infected with a brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri. This fresh, still water amoeba is a rare form of infection with only 34 reported infections in the past nine years. The parasite enters through the nose and will eventually work its way through the nervous system and brain and has devastating effects. Symptoms emerge about five days after the infection has taken hold ranging from headache, fever, nausea, vomiting and death. Over the past 50 years, of the 130 reported infections only three people have survived. Even though the as…
  • Predicting Alzheimer’s?

    Monica Hughes
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Prediction of an incurable disease could become more a curse than a help. As of now, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease comes when there is already a significant amount of brain damage. New technologies are moving toward an early prediction of the so-far incurable condition. In the future, doctors may be able to test a patient’s sense of smell as an indicator of developing Alzheimer’s. People who are unable to identify between certain odors are more likely experiencing cognitive dysfunction. Early stages of dementia, and possibly Alzheimer’s, are believed to be when the brain cells…
  • Healthy Protein Brownies Recipe

    Monica Hughes
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Do you ever really just want a chocolaty treat without all the calories? Here is a recipe tutorial on how to make high protein brownies. Try it out and let us know what you think! Healthy Protein Brownies Recipe is a post from the Better Innovations Health, Fitness, and Wellness Blog Related Posts:Is It Healthy to Eat Everything in Moderation? Or is That a Myth?Guilt-Free Memorial Day Cookout5 Ways to Make Your Kids Love Healthy FoodBest Foods for Brain HealthHow to Manage a Healthy Diet While Living a Busy Life10 Foods that Help or Hurt the Inflammation of Arthritis (Visited 2 times, 1…
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  • A dilemma involving inner child therapy work

    Editor
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    A counsellor has been working with a client over a period of 9 months assisting with inner child therapy work. During the period, the client also talks about her relationship issues, sexuality as well as a relationship with another person. The counsellor, who also happens to be in a same sex relationship and going through her own separation issues, advises the client she will help counsel her through separating from her husband if the client decides she is lesbian. When the counsellor discovers the ‘other person’ the client is seeing is a male, the counsellor immediately advises the…
  • From Evidence-Based Medicine to Marketing-Based Medicine

    Editor
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Dr Peter Parry is an Australian child & adolescent psychiatrist who has researched the “Pediatric Bipolar Disorder” diagnosis emanating from the USA, a diagnosis completely at odds with his training and clinical experience in Australian child and adolescent mental health. As part of his research into the PBD phenomenon, he noticed hundreds of internal pharmaceutical industry documents publicly released from court cases against pharmaceutical firms by State and Federal Attorneys Generals in the USA. These documents concurred with findings of the US Senate “Grassley…
  • Mindfulness practice: Problems and solutions

    Editor
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Although only recently embraced by Western psychology, mindfulness practices and techniques have been part of many Eastern philosophies, such as Buddhism, Taoism, Tai Chi, Hinduism, and most martial arts, for thousands of years. The various definitions of it revolve around bringing non-judgmental consciousness to the present experience, so it can be considered the art of conscious living. Mindfulness is said to be: “Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis” (Marlatt & Kristeller, 1999, p 68) “Paying attention in a particular way; on…
  • Dealing with Transference

    Editor
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Transference is a phenomenon in psychology characterised by “unconscious redirection of feelings of one person to another” (Wiki Answers, n.d.). It can occur both in everyday life and also in the therapy room. One example of how it can happen is when a person mistrusts another because the other resembles, say, an ex-spouse, in manners, appearance, or demeanour. In a therapeutic context, transference refers to the way in which the client’s view of and relations with childhood objects (meaning: people) are expressed in current feelings, attitudes, and behaviours in regard to the therapist…
  • DSM-IV and DSM-V differences: Ending the confusion

    Editor
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:24 am
    The DSM-5 has been out for a year now and – fourteen years in the making – it has been the subject of seemingly endless discussion. Are you “up with the play” on the changes – or just up to your ears in confusion? One source said that there were 464 changes, although many of these are minor. Some have criticised it on the grounds that it pathologises normal everyday stress, leads doctors to prescribe unnecessary medications, and serves as a “nice little earner” for the APA which put it out. Among the dozens of revisions in this new edition are the elimination of a bereavement…
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  • Health Check: what’s your gut feeling about probiotics?

    Chris Forbes-Ewan, Senior Nutritionist at Defence Science and Technology Organisation
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Yoghurt is one of the products containing probiotics that do confer a health benefit.Flickr: Mark Kenny, CC BY-NC-SAYou don’t usually have to look far to find news about the virtues of probiotics, but should you go out and seek probiotic-laden products to cultivate a healthier gut? Probiotics are micro-organisms that have a beneficial effect on their host. They promote intestinal function and digestion and help balance the population of other such organisms that live in all our guts. To be of benefit, they need to survive the journey through the digestive system to reach the intestines…
  • Do people really have the right to a rational suicide?

    Peter Saul, Senior Specialist in Intensive Care and Head of Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law at University of Newcastle
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Historical evidence of suicide rates varying with the philosophy of the times urges caution about adopting an unqualified libertarian stance that privileges autonomy above all else.Arallyn!/Flickr, CC BY-SASeven Australians will die today as a result of suicide, the leading cause of death in young Australian men. So the media interest surrounding one in particular, that of 45-year-old Nigel Brayley’s suicide, needs some explanation. The sensational midnight meeting that led to the suspension of euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke’s medical registration for his role in that suicide…
  • Traditional Ayurvedic medicines without TGA registration may have toxic levels of heavy metals

    Ian Musgrave, Senior lecturer in Pharmacology at University of Adelaide
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    On the weekend the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Health authorities had raided Indian grocery stores in Sydney’s southwest, confiscating traditional Indian medicines that they thought might contain toxic levels of lead. Traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) medicine uses a variety of treatment modalities, from massage to herbal remedies. Ayurvedic herbal remedies are usually complex, and some may contain ground up gemstones, pearls or even heavy metals. Heavy metals are added to Ayurvedic medicines as they are thought by Ayurvedic practitioners to contribute to the healing process. While…
  • Explainer: what is the plague?

    Allen Cheng, Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at Monash University
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    A model of the bubonic plague bacterium, which is known as Yersina pestis. Tim Evanson/Flcikr, CC BY-SACases of plague have been reported in the Chinese city of Yumen, where a man has died of the disease. Control measures taken by the authorities include travel restrictions in and out of the city, and 151 people being reportedly put under quarantine. Plague has been responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths in three devastating pandemics, including the Black Death (1346–53). Despite being readily treatable with antibiotics, infections and deaths continue to occur throughout the world.
  • Strange bedfellows: euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and libertarianism

    Patrick Stokes, Lecturer in Philosophy at Deakin University
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Philip Nitschke and David Leyonhjelm have appealed libertarian ideals in their arguments for euthanasia and same-sex marriage respectively.Joe Castro & Luca Koch/AAPThe suspension of Philip Nitschke’s medical registration, and the events leading up to it, has sparked one of the most heated discussions about euthanasia in Australia for some time. What’s surprising, however, is that the debate hasn’t split along the usual pro-euthanasia versus “pro-life” lines. Instead, advocates of both euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide themselves have been condemning Nitschke for failing to…
 
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  • Mushroom Omelet with Pepper Jack Cheese

    Atanu Majumdar
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Ingredients 4 whole eggs beaten 6 crimini or baby portabella mushrooms sliced 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil 1 onion diced 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese shredded 1 whole tomato sliced Instructions Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. . Saute mushrooms in grapeseed oil in a skillet The post Mushroom Omelet with Pepper Jack Cheese appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Curried Chicken Walnut Salad

    Atanu Majumdar
    7 May 2014 | 7:31 am
    Ingredients 1/2 pound organic, grass-fed chicken cooked 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2-3 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 cup seedless red grapes sliced in half 1/4 cup walnut pieces 1/4 cup celery chopped salt and pepper 2+ romaine lettuce chopped 2 slice Ezekial sprouted grain bread 1 tablespoon butter Instructions Dice cooked chicken. Slice grapes in half. The post Curried Chicken Walnut Salad appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Mushroom Pepper Omelet with Sliced Tomatoes

    Atanu Majumdar
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Ingredients 2 tablespoon coconut or grapeseed oil 8 baby portabello or crimini mushrooms sliced 1 red bell pepper sliced 2 green onions sliced 4 eggs lightly beaten dash sea salt and pepper to taste 1 large tomato sliced Instructions Brown mushrooms in oil over medium heat in medium-sized skillet (preferably with angled sides to facilitate The post Mushroom Pepper Omelet with Sliced Tomatoes appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Coconut Cashew Curry Salad

    Atanu Majumdar
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:41 am
    Ingredients 1/4 cup seedless red grapes sliced in half 1/4 cup celery chopped 1/4 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup coconut yogurt unsweetened 2 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 cup walnut pieces No Size salt and pepper to taste 2 slice Ezekiel sprouted grain bread toasted 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2+cup No Size The post Coconut Cashew Curry Salad appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Curried Red Lentils with Brown Rice and Broccoli

    Atanu Majumdar
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:02 am
    Curried Red Lentils with Brown Rice and Broccoli served as a main course.  It is yield with 2 serving and cooking preparation time is 55 minutes. The post Curried Red Lentils with Brown Rice and Broccoli appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
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  • How to organize an effective group study

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    28 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Effective study not only makes you more confident but also creates an inspiration to achieve more. Group Study has been one of the most effective model of studying. Studying in group creates a more competitive , inspirational environment and aptitude for more knowledge. Question is how to plan and... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Two Faced Edward Mordrake : Case of Craniopagus or Myth?

    Sulav Shrestha
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
    As you know my condition is rare, because I was born with an extra limb in my body, a second face in the back of my head. It is a face that has always been there with the eyes open, as if was death. In 20 years of my life I never thought it would become so terrible until a few years ago, that ... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 7 Ways to make Pocket money for Medical Students

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    11 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    1. Writing Guidebooks In the free time after the 2nd year exams, many students group together to write guidebooks for exams like “ EXIT Through Basic Science” “ Basic Science Review”. Students collect questions and compose answers and compile a complete book that can be used by juniors as a review... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • What to Eat and Not to Eat When You’re Pregnant

    mindtap
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    What to Eat and Not to Eat. If you suspect that you are pregnant, the most shocking statement: You are not only responsible for your own health, but there’s life growing inside of you. This coupled with the general sense that: “I’m eating for two.” It is a common misconception that pregnant women should eat it in larger quantities than is recommended. In fact, you only need about 250 – 300 extra calories per day, which is sufficient to provide adequate nutrition for infants. Keep your weight under control not only allow you to have a more comfortable pregnancy,…
  • Top 4 Health Problems in Pregnancy and Prevention

    mindtap
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    During pregnancy, pregnant women are usually not spared from a variety of health problems. However, do not to worry as long as you know how to prevent and treat it. Well, what some of the top problems in pregnancy? This problem includes the following: Hyperemesis Gravidarum Pregnant women usually experience nausea or vomiting during pregnancy 8-12 weeks. This complaint will reduced and give up in the 16th week of pregnancy. However, there are also women who experience in the third trimester. The solution is manage your diet. Choose foods that are high in carbohydrates to replace energy lost…
  • Do you want a body like Katy Perry? Ride a bike!

    mindtap
    7 Jun 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Do you know, Katy Perry does love riding her bike around the city, where she held a concert. “Constantly travelling can make me difficult to exercise. But, my favorite sport that I did in the tour is cycling around the city. I like exploring a new city and hand out my concert ticket,” Perry said to Closer magazine. The ‘Roar’ singer also likes riding a stationary bike in the gym, and regularly attends a class where members are motivated by upbeat music. She said, “I try to exercise three to four times a week and, on the days I’m not working, I do enjoy the…
  • Sleep Disorder: Causes and Solutions

    mindtap
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Stress and activity that remains to be done until late at night is the main cause why sleep disorder become a familiar problem encountered modern humans. Even so lack consumption of vitamin is also a big influence why it’s difficult to get quality sleep at night. Then why we do not fix the diet before go to the pharmacy to look for sleeping pills. Here are three sleep disorder caused by a deficiency of vitamins or minerals. It’s hard to fall asleep Magnesium plays a major role in the functioning of the body to regulate sleep. Insomnia is one of the symptoms of magnesium…
  • 6 Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

    mindtap
    31 May 2014 | 8:22 am
    The days of pregnancy, especially the first pregnancy, it is interesting to photograph.  This is an important moment in your life and also a moment that should be remembered for the whole family. There are so many creative ideas, announcing your pregnancy: creative pregnancy announcement ideas. Photography has become increasingly sophisticated through media and online platforms. Unfortunately, there are many things that missed without some photo. Anyone? Well, if you walk around on pinterest or a photo blog, you can find an interesting photo themes, to announce a pregnancy. There are many…
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  • Benefits Of Dairy Queen Acworth GA

    Imelda Reid
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    There are numerous treats designed for most consumers at any ice cream locations. You will have many flavors for various soft serve blends predicated on simple menu options. The main thing for a customer to do is consider all the toppings that can be used. A consumer will have the choice of toppings which can often be found at many Dairy Queen Acworth GA locations. Among the essential solutions for a normal customer is a treat flavor. There are lots of possibilities which are probable predicated on any particular preference. One thing that may be regarded could be the prerequisite to pick…
  • Your Back Will Feel Better With These Techniques

    HealthyGirl
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    TIP! Avoid back pain with a nice firm mattress to support your spine. It is a well known fact that overly soft mattresses are bad for your spinal health. A majority of back pain is due to muscle injuries. Damage to ligaments or muscle strain can hurt your back in a major affect on the condition of ways. The following article is going to inform you with advice to deal with your back pain. While dealing with back discomfort may sometimes seem overwhelming, back pain is likely not something that has to plague you forever. TIP! Do you suffer from a sore, aching back? Try to avoid twisting too…
  • Guaranteed Improved Skin After Following These Simple Skin Care Tips!

    HealthyGirl
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    TIP! Exfoliate your skin with a naturally bristled brush prior to bathing. This clears away skin cells past their prime to reveal smoother skin, increases circulation, and helps decrease inflammation caused by pimples. Your skin is what people see first, as it is the first thing that everyone will see. The advice in this article will help you take better care of your skin and keep healthy skin. TIP! Washing your skin with lemon juice can be a way to close pores and eliminate excess oils and pimples. The lemon juice can be used about once or twice a week to help close up the enlarged pores and…
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Why Keep ACV In Your Pantry?

    Miriam Levin
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    The thought of apple cider vinegar often will make people cringe as the sour flavor and pungent odor can be challenging for some. If you are able to get past those things, apple cider vinegar has many uses. It is known to have a plethora of medicinal benefits as well. Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice derived from crushed apples. It goes by other some other names as well, such as Malus Sylvestris, Vinigare de Manzana, and Vinaigre de Cidre. Due to its tremendous health benefits, I use ACV every day in my tea elixir and always in my water. I have found it has a wide variety of other uses…
  • Message From Spirit-Control Your Anxiety

    Catherine Bowen
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Why, in this modern society, with all the gadgets and machines, are you all so busy? This busy-ness leads to unnecessary stress and anxiety. This is anxiety you can do something about! It has to do with choices. Do you have to do everything which comes your way? Do you need to accept every invitation for a social event? How many visits to the gym do you need a week? Is every shopping trip totally necessary? The list goes on! If you could cut your “doing” time you could use the time saved for more valuable activities. Maybe you would like to incorporate meditation or yoga into your daily…
  • You’ve Been Storing Your Food All Wrong!

    BeWellBuzz
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    People are always asking on food forums, “Should I store this in the fridge?” More specifically, people ask questions like, “Should I store tomatoes in the fridge?” or “Should I store onions in the fridge?” People may also ask questions like, “Are frozen fruits as nutritious as fresh fruit?”  While the questions above, and others along the same vein, often generate animated debates, one factor that is often overlooked is whether or not storing foods in the fridge lowers their health benefits. As a general rule, the answer is almost always yes,…
  • Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

    Cristiana Victoria
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    It is not a secret that fish oil supplements keep your digestion in check and your inflammation down. However, what you may not know is the supplements have other major benefits for you entire body’s health. Other benefits include boosting your bone density, burning fat and enhancing your brain power. Here are other benefits you get from fish oil supplements. Improve fat burning According to a University of South Australia study on the effects of exercise and diet, fish oil supplements boosted the fat loss from exercise. Body fat stores, especially abdominal and cardiovascular fat, are…
  • Resistant Starch – Superfood For Your Digestive System

    BeWellBuzz
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    There is absolutely no question that good over-all health is somewhat dependent on the micro-biotic flora that resides in the small and large intestines. We all have them, and without them, we would probably die. There are several hundred species of bacteria, yeasts and fungi that live in our digestive system and they perform vital functions such as breaking down undigested carbohydrates, assisting in the manufacture and synthesis of certain vitamins and hormones, breaking down waste materials so they can be eliminated, and keeping out pathogenic microorganisms. We need a healthy, thriving…
 
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Problems with Generic Drugs?

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

    Jim Long
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Is there a typical food allergy? What should you watch for? Let’s talk about some of the more common possibilities for you and your family. Milk is one of the most common food allergies that people are suffering from. Many are lactose intolerant and cannot take the ingredients that are found in regular milk. Eggs are [...]
  • Veterans & Social Security

    Jim Long
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    Here is a guest column from Social Security Veterans and Social Security By Michael W. Grochowski Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans [...]
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Drinks

    Jim Long
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:33 am
    Wondering why you don’t eat too much but still keep on gaining weight? Then maybe you drink is not healthy at all. There are hundreds of beverages out there that can boost your waistline. You have to be cautious of what you drink. Coffee, although it has significant health effects, can [...]
  • Salute to Our Armed Forces on Memorial Day

    Jim Long
    24 May 2014 | 4:57 am
    The armed forces are a wide network of agencies and services that provide for a certain country’s need of security and defense. Its network is also used in order to build wide array of connections internationally and relay effective communications towards neighboring countries in order to prevent misunderstandings and unwanted times of war. In other [...]
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    Dr Mommy Online |Healthy Living Tips for Busy Women

  • 3 Simple Ways to Fight Fatigue

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    We all suffer from fatigue some time in our lives and if you are a parent, then you probably suffer from fatigue a bit more often. However, you don’t have to give in to the fatigue, instead here are 3 simple ways you can fight fatigue and truly enjoy life. Here are 3 simple ways you can fight fatigue: Start Moving – You’re probably thinking, how can I possible move if I am fatigued? Did you know that a simple brisk walk around the block can be enough to get you off the couch? And…most of our fatigue is actually caused by a sedentary lifestyle. The less you move, the…
  • Six Reasons Why Exercising in the Morning is a Great Choice

    Laura Seeber
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tell the truth– you know you want to exercise, but finding the time and energy to do so can be problematic.  You’re already running around half-crazed with things to do, and adding another thing to fit in after you start your day–even if it is something to keep healthy is next to impossible. But what if you decided to exercise before you started your day?  There are quite a few reasons to consider it.  Here are a few: Reason #1:  Morning Exercise Promotes Consistent Exercise Think about it, if going for a quick walk around the block or doing a dozen push-ups becomes your…
  • How to Have a Smart Summer

    Donna Vail
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Good morning all– as we celebrate #throwbackthursday we decided to revisit one of our favorite posts by one of our resident home school experts, Donna Vail  Please enjoy! — Laura Seeber, managing editor, Dr. Mommy and Friends Our culture has been trained to follow a schedule that may contribute to dumbing us down. You know the schedule that revolves around a conventional school model where you go to school fall through spring and once summer comes you abandon all academics. I hear parents worried and scrambling to fill a whole new schedule, worried that their children will watch…
  • 10 Really Good Quinoa Recipes With Less Than 10 Ingredients

    AnnaLaura Brown
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you eat quinoa? If not, you really should. Quinoa is really good for you. It’s full of fiber and protein and is very versatile. That said, if you look through most quinoa cookbooks or other cookbooks with quinoa recipes often the majority of the recipes have lots of ingredients or they call for things that are expensive, or hard to find. So here are ten really good quinoa recipes with less than ten ingredients. Note: All recipes assume that you have cooked your quinoa already. I like to use a rice cooker to cook a large amount at once. You can also use white, red or black quinoa and…
  • 3 Tips To Increase Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

    Tammy Walsh
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Between maintaining hobbies, friendships and parental approval, teens are constantly overwhelmed with the pressure to figure out their own personal identities while also trying to determine where exactly they fit in. The constant desire for approval can take a toll on your teen’s self-esteem. In fact, teens with low self-esteem are more likely to engage in dangerous activities, such as underage drinking or over-the-counter cough medicine abuse, as a way to get temporary relief from their anxieties. As parents, it’s our job to assist with our teen’s self-esteem management. We need to…
 
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    Holistic Healing Blog

  • Aromatherapy Carrier Oils For Essential Oils

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    To dilute essential oils you can choose from a wide range of aromatherapy carrier oils. Learn about the properties and uses of common carrier oils for essential oils.
  • Essential Oil Safety Guidelines For Aromatherapy

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    When using aromatherapy, it's important to understand a few essential oil safety guidelines. Always read the label and follow all warnings and cautions.
  • Your Aromatherapy Guide

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    This aromatherapy guide covers a variety of information related to essential oils to help you learn how to use them safely and effectively.
  • Using Essential Oils For Children

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    You can use essential oils for children as first aid, to help calm them, and more. Generally, reduce essential oils in adult-sized blends by half or more, depending on the child.
  • Using Aromatherapy For Babies

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Used cautiously, aromatherapy for babies can be part of caring for your infant in a natural, healthy way. Suggestions for safe use of essential oils for your baby.
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  • I’m Going Lap-Topless #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
  • The 3 P’s of a Healthy Life

    Joyce
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Good for my soul – My present purpose and passion. Whatever is good for your soul…do that. ~ unknown I’ve never been one to follow the crowd. Even when I managed a gym, I wasn’t fond of promoting the newest fitness trend. Maybe it was just a personal go-against-the-grain kind of character trait or maybe I never really like the idea of telling everyone else what they should love. If I tell you what to love, unless you just happen to love it too, you’ll be lacking the ingredients that you need to stick to a healthy lifestyle for more than a week at a time. I call…
  • A Child’s Journey to Self-Discovery #Thrively

    Joyce
    31 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    A day at the barn. Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. What’s yours is not necessarily mine, and that same thing goes for our children. No matter how well intentioned we are, our children need to find their own strengths and purpose and not the one we want. When we put them on our path we take them off of…
  • Finding Solutions and Paying it Forward with Technology #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    28 May 2014 | 7:54 am
    View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the open-air bus. Photo taken with my new Nokia LUMIA Icon. #VZWbuzz Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco (Oh San Francisco, how I love you) to be part of the Verizon’s #VZWbuzz Influencer Summit. I had the chance to hang out with many people I’ve only known through Twitter and other social sites. It was a real treat to spend time with both old friends and new friends. And of course our hosts were beyond fantastic. Thank you Verizon for everything! <—– disclosure. The Nokia Lumia Icon on on it’s…
  • Empowering Kids to Find Their Passion and Purpose with @Thrively

    Joyce
    30 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    I  love the idea of health being a family affair. All aspects of health — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. I’m also a fan of interdependence, growing individually but together — each family member supporting and encouraging each other to be their best. **This post is in partnership with Online Mom Media and Thrively. Opinions and experiences expressed are always my own. When we were invited to sign up for Thrively I didn’t realize that it would be the catalyst to a deep conversation and introspection for my 14 year old. It seemed to open her heart’s…
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • Green Roofing for businesses

    Edel
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    How many building rooftops are there in any given city? Wasted space can be utilized to create a roof top garden.  Yes gardening is work but what about gardening at work? Killing two birds with one stone, businesses are both keeping employees engaged and doing something good for the environment. Forest City employees plant flowers and vegetables on the 15th floor of Terminal Tower   Rooftop gardening can help improve the quality of the atmosphere. The plants absorb carbon dioxide in the air and convert it into oxygen, which is released into the air. The rooftop plants provide natural…
  • Q.D.F (Quote Day Friday)

    Robin
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
  • Bake-Off Challenge

    Edel
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This weeks Bake-off was presented by Karl, who made a scrumptious Mediterranean Filo. It was devoured within minutes by the staff here. Check out the recipe below:  5 sheets Filo pastry  1 bag of Spinach fresh or free flow frozen. 400grm Feta Cheese or Goats cheese Chillies ( amount according to taste) Olives  Sundried Tomatoes Olive Oil or Melted Butter Pre heat oven to 175 Wilt fresh Spinach or defrost frozen spinach squeeze out liquid Chop Olives, Tomatoes and Chillies ( discard seeds if you don't want it too hot) mix together Brush Filo sheets with oil or melted butter Lay…
  • Packaging with a second use in mind

    Edel
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Most of, if not all of, the items with in our home or at work are produced somewhere else and have to be transported in order to reach the end user. The packaging protects the item until it reaches that target. Types of packaging can include paper, glass, aluminium, steel, plastic, and mixed materials. With landfills at an all time high, there seems to be a cultural change in consumers; designers & companies have had to create more environmentally friendly packaging. Reduce, reuse and recycle has become the 3R’s motto. The latest creative way for packaging is dual use packaging. More…
  • Q.D.F (Quote Day Friday)

    Robin
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
 
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    Healthy. Happy. Simple.

  • Our Favorite (and Easy) Baby Food Recipes

    Becky James
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    First Lunch Puree¼ to ½ ripe avocado½ ripe banana3 T jarred carrot puree or to tasteOther fruit as introducedBlend in handy chopper until smooth Baby Yogurt Lunch(great lunch for the whole family)1 small container baby yogurt¼- ½ avocadoFresh or frozen fruit to hunger and taste including banana, peaches, mango, or pears1-2T wheat germ 1T flax seed oilBlend in handy chopper or mash to desired texture.  Pear Apple Sauce(great batch recipe)Peel and slice pears and apples into uniform pieces and place in a baking dish.  You may also leave the skin on for cooking and peel…
  • Nine Months

    Becky James
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    Nine Months At nine months, you can start to introduce foods to your child that make eating far more flavorful and nutritious.   Time saver: peel fresh garlic faster by placing entire pod in a tightly covered pan and shaking it.  Then remove the tips,chop and cook.Garlic: some lists will say that you may start garlic as early as 7-8 months, as it is not a common allergen, but certainly by nine months, garlic should be a staple in your child’s diet.  Garlic has many purported health benefits, including being a natural broad-spectrum anti-biotic, which many…
  • Eight Months

    Becky James
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Eight MonthsAt this point your baby should be having three meals per day.  This was also the point where I started to structure meals, so that my son was getting the most out of foods.  I also cut back on breastfeeding and isolated feeding so that I was not trying to get him to eat solids and immediately breastfeed.  Each day, my day loosely went as follows:Morning: Wake and breastfeed (also, the sooner I breastfed, the sooner I could have coffee, if I am honest).  An hour or so later, my son would have cereal mixed in pureed fruit.  Mid-day: His lunch would consist…
  • Seven Months

    Becky James
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Seven MonthsYour baby should be eating two to three meals per day and having breast milk or formula with each meal.  Each meal should consist of approximately  ½ cup of food, but remember that babies are human and will want more or less depending upon the day and their personal needs.  The goal is that they gain weight and grow appropriately while learning good eating habits, which do not include gorging on forced food.  Even at this age, children should learn to respond to their internal cues for hunger and fullness, and parents need to respect their limits.  If…
  • Six to Seven Months

    Becky James
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Six to Seven MonthsDepending upon when you started solids, at six months, food is joining breast milk or formula for one or possibly two meals per day, but it is not replacing the breast or bottle at those feedings, as they are still the primary source of nutrition.  As food is introduced, make sure that your baby is continuing to get enough fluids.Pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash are three great Super Foods that most babies cannot resist.  Beware, they are not easily absorbed and baby’s poo may closely resemble their dinner, so do not be shocked.  They are,…
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • Why laser hair removal is worth every penny

    Kerry
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    When it comes to hair removal people generally fall into one of two camps. Those who’ve had their hair removed permanently with laser and those who wish they could afford laser hair removal. Whilst laser hair removal has without a doubt proven to be the single most effective form of permanent hair reduction (yes it is more effective than electrolysis hair removal, despite what you may read online), it isn’t the cheapest option upfront. At our Bournemouth laser clinic, six bikini line treatments cost on average around £600 (if a package is bought) which can seem like a lot to spend on…
  • Is YOUR skin in need of a wake-up call? Try our 4 top tips to slow the ageing process

    Kerry
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    Monday morning. Your alarm goes off. You stumble into the bathroom and take a look in the mirror. What do you see? Tired, dull skin? If so, you’re not alone. If like most people you tend to consume most of your weekly alcohol units at the weekend, chances are, your skin will be at its most dehydrated on a Monday morning. The ageing process and life style choices can really take their toll on your skin. But there are plenty of things you can do to help the largest organ of your body along the way. At Laser Skin Solutions we take a very holistic approach to all treatments, especially our skin…
  • Groupon laser hair removal

    Kerry
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Over the last year or so I have been asked on occasion why we don’t offer Groupon deals at Laser Skin Solutions. I have to admit, when Groupon suddenly appeared on the scene a couple of years ago, I was intrigued as I watched many people suddenly doing all their shopping and even booking holidays via Groupon and other ‘daily deal’ websites like Living Social. It all seemed a bit too good to be true. An afternoon tea for £9.95 instead of £35? A massage for £15 instead of £60? Even laser hair removal promotions at £99 instead of £600. Wow! What’s not to like?! Well, for a…
  • 5 things you can do to increase the success of your laser tattoo removal

    Kerry
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    So you’ve decided to remove your tattoo. Great. But did you know there are a few basic things you can do to help speed the process up? At Laser Skin Solutions we often get asked if there is anything patients can do in order to speed up their laser tattoo removal. The answer is ‘yes’, there are 5 things which you can do in order to help you get the most out of each laser tattoo removal treatment. The good news? You may be doing most of them already. Laser tattoo removal relies on your immune system to clear away the ink. More specifically, it relies on your white blood cells to do the…
  • How long does laser hair removal last?

    Kerry
    10 Feb 2014 | 6:23 am
    At our Bournemouth laser clinic we constantly get asked whether laser hair removal is permanent. Does the treatment actually get rid of hair permanently? The answer is yes, it can get rid of up to 90% of your hair. But it is never going to get rid of every single last little hair – in other words it won’t look like a waxed effect. But, if 90% is good enough for you, then I would say laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is definitely for you. The fact is, when we laser or IPL a hair, we are aiming to heat the hair follicle to 60-70 degrees. This not only kills the hair itself, but also…
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    Walkingspree

  • How To Choose The Right Running (Or Walking) Shoe

    Maddie
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Choosing the right shoe for you walk or run is an important decision. The wrong shoes can lead to injury, discomfort, or end your outdoor career before it begins. However, choosing the right shoe will keep your feet happy, support your unique running mechanics, and make the miles fly by. 1. Foot Type and Gait Analysis We all have unique physical attributes. The first step to finding the right pair of running shoes is to determine your individual needs. Do you have flat feet or high arches? Do you pronate or supinate? Are you a heel-striker? These are difficult questions, especially for…
  • Eat Smart with Jan Tilley: Decadent Chocolate Souflles

    Maddie
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    As the Aerosmith song proclaims….”Sweet Emotion!” We all have days where we just want to throw in the towel and tell ourselves I am too stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, worried, or tense to press onward. Controlling our stress hormone is an essential cornerstone of taking charge of our emotional performance. The hormone at the epicenter of stress management is cortisol, a hormone released from the adrenal glands atop the kidney. Designed to give you a quick jolt of energy when you need to flee a dangerous situation (there’s a cheetah chasing you, an earthquake strikes, etc.), this is…
  • Is It Worse To Have A Bad Night’s Sleep Or A Short Night’s Sleep?

    Maddie
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Parents of newborns — and anyone else who faces multiple awakenings a night — know this to be true: The brain fog and testy temper from waking up several times throughout the night is real. And now, research is backing this up. A new study in the journal Sleep Medicine shows that cognitive ability, attention span and mood are all impacted negatively from interrupted sleep — to a similar extent as only getting four hours of sleep. “The sleep of many parents is often disrupted by external sources such as a crying baby demanding care during the night. Doctors on call, who…
  • 6 Tips To Make Eating Healthy Easy, Even When You’re On The Go

    Maddie
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    It’s a familiar scenario: you have five minutes before you have to leave for work and you haven’t made your lunch yet. You know grabbing something from the cafe downstairs is going to be unhealthy and expensive. Next time you shop, ensure you stock up on these six ingredients. Having them on hand and ready to go will make fixing lunches a breeze! 1. Quinoa Quinoa is actually a vegetable from the beet and spinach family, but it can act as the perfect gluten-free grain base for your salad. Quinoa is high in protein, essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper, zinc, and…
  • 5 Reasons To Drink Coffee Before Your Workout

    Maddie
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Half of Americans start their day with coffee, and, according to recent study, working out after downing a cup of java may offer a weight loss advantage. The Spanish study, published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, found that trained athletes who took in caffeine pre-exercise burned about 15 percent more calories for three hours post-exercise, compared to those who ingested a placebo. The dose that triggered the effect was 4.5 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight. For a 150-pound woman (68 kilograms), that’s roughly 300 milligrams…
 
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  • Doctors Urge Meningitis Shots for Vulnerable Infants, Children

    Health Editor
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Infants and children who are at risk of contracting meningitis because of specific health problems should be vaccinated against the infection, according to updated recommendations from the largest pediatrician group in the United States. And routine vaccinations for the potentially deadly infection should continue for adolescents and college students, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. In its first statement on meningococcal vaccines since 2011, the academy notes that three such vaccines are now licensed…
  • Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea May Trigger Weight Gain

    Health Editor
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Tonsillectomies are commonly done to relieve sleep apnea in children, but a new study confirms that the treatment can speed kids’ weight gain — especially if they’re already overweight. The researchers said that’s a concern, because obesity is a risk factor for a range of health problems — including, ironically, sleep apnea. But they’re not advising against tonsillectomy for kids who need it. Instead, they said, doctors and parents should be aware that a healthy diet and exercise…
  • Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

    Health Editor
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report. Doctors have previously suspected that babies born earlier than 37 weeks’ gestation have a raised risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, two serious conditions caused by blood clotting in the veins, the researchers noted in background information. This new study confirms that link, and takes it even further. Premature birth…
  • Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

    Health Editor
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Following a healthy lifestyle may help childhood cancer survivors reduce their risk for chronic health issues, a new study indicates. Researchers suggested that children with cancer and adults who survived childhood cancer should be educated about how their diet and certain behaviors could affect their health in the future. “These findings are important because they indicate that adults who were treated for cancer as children have the opportunity to influence their own health outcomes,” said one of the researchers, Kirsten Ness of St.
  • Wives’ Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

    Health Editor
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    SUNDAY, July 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Couples aren’t more likely to get divorced if the wife has more education than the husband, new research finds. The study only looks at trends in marriage, it doesn’t prove that education levels play a direct role in affecting whether couples stay together or get divorced. Still, “our results speak against fears that women’s growing educational advantage over men has had negative effects on marital stability,” Christine Schwartz, lead author of the study, said in an American Sociological Association news release.
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  • Rest In Peace

    mmahannah
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    It is very hard to comprehend the depths of the tragedy that happened with the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last Thursday. The implications of the 298 lost souls will continue to resound for decades to come. Some of the lives lost were devoted to improving access, advocating for rights, creating innovative solutions, and […]
  • Communication in Healthcare: What’s in a Style?

    Stephanie Schmitt
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Last week our behavioral and creative teams had the privilege of receiving a 1-day health coach training from experts at the UNC-Greensboro Department of Public Health Education. This training was a unique opportunity to learn best practices when working with patients in the most intimate of settings: a health coaching session. The dynamic day included […]
  • What “Talk To Your Doctor” Really Means

    Ailee Tempest
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    When people find out I do pharmaceutical marketing, they act like they’ve met a Yeti. “YOU do those ads on TV with all those nutty side effects?!” And then the questions begin. “How come those ‘sick’ people look so happy?” “If I get that disease will I have a lake house, too?” “What’s with all […]
  • The patient engagement equation

    aweiss
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Patient engagement is a concept that we’ve been hearing a lot about for the last couple of years and one that is critical to impacting health outcomes. As we’ve seen in our own research, oftentimes industry terms are considered buzzwords and carry different meanings to different people. While there isn’t true consensus on the exact […]
  • Walk Me Through A Typical Day

    mmahannah
    12 Jun 2014 | 12:13 pm
    It happens to people all over the world. A man loses his job and has no idea how he is going to pay his monthly bills. And on top of it, he has a daily medication he needs to keep up with. He goes to the doctor, but because of a myriad of factors, he […]
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Specialist & Orthopedic Surgeon in Charleston, SC

  • Episode 153: Are eating disorders common among athletes?

    drdavidgeier
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Are eating disorders common among athletes? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, UFC fighter Daniel Cormier, New York Giants running back David Wilson, NBA center Andrew Bynum, and the NBA considering a week-long All-Star break. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • Social media Saturday: Find your place to create

    drdavidgeier
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Right now, I am sitting on the deck of a beach house as I write this post. I came out here to write 6 to 10 posts and listen to music. I have an entire Saturday morning free before I head back to do an interview for Men’s Health, lift weights, and meet up with some friends. I am sharing this glimpse into my Saturday morning to show you the value of finding a place where you can be creative.
  • Healthy athlete tip: Adjust summer practices to prevent heat illness

    drdavidgeier
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Almost 6,000 Americans are treated in emergency departments each year for heat illness resulting from sports and recreational activities. These guidelines aim to get young athletes ready for the tremendous heat they will face in summer practice.
  • Brady Aiken and the risk of elbow injuries in top pitchers

    drdavidgeier
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher from San Diego, recently became only the third high school pitcher to be selected as the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. He reportedly had agreed to a $6.5 million contract with the Houston Astros before the deal fell apart, allegedly over concerns about his elbow ligament.
  • Sports medicine stats: Achilles tendon ruptures

    drdavidgeier
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    75% of all acute Achilles tendon ruptures occur in recreational sports, most commonly 30-40-year-old males. Only 8-20% of AT ruptures occur in competitive athletes. They occur more often on the left side. More than half account while pushing off a foot while extending the knee or in jumping sports.
 
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Choosing the Right Hospital

    MedFriendly
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Depending on several factors, including your geographic area and your insurance plan, you could have a broad or narrow number of hospitals to choose from. Additionally, you choice of hospital could also hinge upon where your personal physician has hospital privileges.However, if you ever have to change insurance plans, you might have a choice of plans that don’t include your preferred hospital on their provider lists. There’s a chance you might never use the hospital benefit, but it’s important to make the right choice in case you ever do.Hospital RatingsThe official hospital site can…
  • Vital Signs and the Brain

    MedFriendly
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Vital signs are an important measure of basic bodily functions and are part of most physical examinations. The main vital signs typically reported are body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and respiratory rate (breathing rate). Vital signs fluctuate throughout the day but a significantly high or low deviation from normal indicates the presence of some type of medical problem or situational stressor.Many times, these medical problems or stressors are relatively mild and can be easily managed or treated. Sometimes, however, abnormal vital signs can indicate a problem with the…
  • Barriers to Healthcare: Difference in Disease Mortality Rates Between Social Groups

    MedFriendly
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:28 pm
    While it is understood that, by and large, diseases don’t differentiate between hosts – that is, one warm body is about the same as another to a virus or bacterium – there are certain illnesses that seem to be more prevalent within specific groups.For example: Caucasians show higher instances of Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, osteoporosis, skin cancer, and celiac disease.; while African Americans show higher instances of type 2 diabetes, sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), heart disease, and hypertension.Disease prevalence isn’t the only issue. Certain ethnic…
  • Women Favoring Permanent Hair Removal Over Home Kits

    MedFriendly
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Scorching summer weather and the call of the beach or the pool has many women considering their options for hair removal. Generally speaking, that means one of two things: waxing, which is a somewhat temporary fix, or laser removal, which has much longer-lasting results.Since waxing can be done at home, women are sometimes inclined to go this route for the sake of convenience. Others prefer the longer-term solution. Most women who opt for permanent hair removal methods have made that decision based on several key factors.Hair Removal Isn't SeasonalWhile the bikini area sparks hair removal…
  • The Health Benefits Associated With Massage Therapy

    MedFriendly
    27 May 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Massage therapy has long since been considered a luxury therapy: one designed to soothe, but not provide any substantial health benefits. However, in recent years, it is becoming more and more common to see massage therapy being practiced in hospitals, clinics and other medical establishments.The reason for this influx is due to the many advantages for the body associated with this specific treatment. In fact, massage therapy has been shown to improve symptoms in a number of conditions, as well as promote overall healing while simultaneously preventing healing complications. The word…
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    kimberlysnyder » Blog

  • New Beauty Detox Blogger Assignment – Eating “Light to Heavy”

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Hi Loves!  It’s that time again… another week, another fun assignment for all you bloggers out there! Only this time, we’re going to mix it up a bit — which means, no new recipe this week. I know, I know! You love the recipes! Me too, but not everyone has the time each week to spend getting food, prepping the recipe, posting all the pics about it, so it’s only fair we offer other kinds of assignments. I am also a big advocate of expressing yourself through writing and journaling, so I want to encourage writing blogs as well.  Besides, this lifestyle…
  • Hair Health (and Hair Loss) Explained

    Kimberly Snyder
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Hi Beauties! Some of you have mentioned hair loss as a concern for eating an all plant-based diet, or following the Beauty Detox way of eating. There are so many individual factors that could be at play here, it’s not easy to diagnose the exact issue for any one person. And it’s further complicated by the fact that — as you have heard me mention — countless clients, readers and yours truly have experienced far BETTER hair from eating Beauty Detox and cleansing the body. That includes yours truly! People always comment on how thick and healthy my hair is, but what they don’t realize…
  • My Recommended Summer Reading List!

    Kimberly Snyder
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Hi Loves! Summertime is a great time to kick back in a comfy chair (ideally outside!) and get more reading time in, or if you’re traveling, have a great book or two for the road.  I love to read, and I always have a few books I’m into at any one time, which are all quite varied. Right now I have Emma by Jane Austen sitting here on my desk, because something about being in London makes you feel like paying attention to the classics again!  But I wanted to give you some personal recommendations of all different types- fiction or non-fiction- which may be of interest to…
  • Introducing the 10-Day Glowing Green Smoothie Challenge!

    Kimberly Snyder
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Hi Beauties, Hope your summer is going well! And I hope you’ve been feeling great and making good progress towards your health and beauty goals! To help support you, and make the process even more fun, we’ve decided to hold a 10-day “Beauty Detox Challenge” where you and others in the community drink the Glowing Green Smoothie (#GlowingGreenSmoothie) every day for ten days straight…inspiring and sharing with one another for motivation! Details of The Beauty Detox Challenge I’m really excited about this as a way to help create this as a daily habit, and part…
  • Watch the Replay of Our First Ever Webinar!

    Kimberly Snyder
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    Hi All!  On Tuesday night, we hosted our first ever webinar — and I must say it was a big hit! We got so much positive feedback and spent nearly 45 minutes discussing my recent travels, Beauty Detox tips, and of course the new blogger program.  We explain how you can get started and everything this free program can do for you, both now and in the future.  Click the link below to watch the replay now:  Beauty Detox Bloggers Webinar   The post Watch the Replay of Our First Ever Webinar! appeared first on kimberlysnyder.
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Reach Out and Touch Someone

    Danica Collins
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    The 80s AT&T slogan “reach out and touch someone” is actually a wonderful health tip! Whenever stress, anxiety, or depression has you down in the dumps, it’s helpful to talk [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Is Microwave Popcorn a Health Hazard?

    Danica Collins
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    This is a FACT. Popcorn is a popular low-calorie, low-fat snack, especially among health enthusiasts looking to lose a few pounds. When kernels are air-popped (even when topped with... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Health Risks of Air Pollution on the Brain

    Danica Collins
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    You’re probably well aware of the health risks of air pollution—stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma. But did you know that the... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Inclined Bed Therapy for Acid Reflux

    Danica Collins
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Did You Know…that if you suffer from acid reflux (also called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD), shifting your sleeping position can eliminate GERD and radically improve your health in... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Take a Thyme Out

    Danica Collins
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    FACT: Greek women have a 50% lower incidence of breast cancer than American women and Greek men an 80% lower incidence of prostate cancer than American men. Research suggests the [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
 
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • White on White Blogger Style

    Kristina
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    Because we’re so over black. Ok, not really, we’ll always love black, but all-white has still made it’s way deep into our hearts. Meet fashion blogger Katelyn of Katelyn Now.   Avid coffee drinker, running fanatic, processional dancer, and new fan of Dimmi shoes! See her wearing Dimmi’s Improve sneaker in Grey Floral. “Those of […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ootra Girl’s Dimmi Style

    Kristina
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Loving Ootra girl’s Dimmi style, the ‘Stretch’ loafer. Check out Ootra’s site here for sweet unique pieces and some style inspiration: http://www.ootra.com/ How do you wear your Dimmis? We want to see! #Dimmi #DimmiShoes #100Good [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • First Look at Lissie’s Laura’s Legacy Midsummer Celebration Concert

    Kristina
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:21 am
    Thanks to everyone again who made it out to Lissie’s Laura’s Legacy Midsummer Celebration Concert! We had a great time there meeting new people, promoting ALS research and awareness, and of course enjoying the jammin music. We got to speak with so many people to help spread Dimmi’s cause, and are looking forward to the […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 20% OFF Dimmi Shoes and More

    Kristina
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:09 am
    In celebration of our collaboration with singer/songwriter Lissie, we’re offering a promotion that’s good for you, and great for others in need. Use code: LISSIE at checkout of our direct retail site and receive 20% OFF all Dimmi shoes, and all other brands on musthaveshoes.com This CAN be combined with their MHS Club membership program […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Glamour Magazine Trend: Lowtop Sneakers

    Kristina
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    Trend we’re loving: Lowtop Sneakers. Glamour Magazine writes: “Embrace casual-cool this weekend. There is nothing better than a classic pair of lowtops. Everyone has been going crazy over the sneaker trend lately, so you can easily find a pair made out of anything, from the most simple canvas to the craziest animal print.” Full article […] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Soothing Hydrocortisone for Itch-Free Vacations

    Ammy
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    We look forward to camping trips and vacations the whole year & prepare for them with enthusiasm. Apart from the vaccinations and immunization requirements, consult your doctor about vitamins and exercise that are suitable for the type of vacation you plan to take. One of the essential drugs you must take along on a trip is Hydrocortisone. While the branded version is expensive, the generic Hydrocortisone available on www.internationaldrugmart.com is much cheaper & just as effective. Hydrocortisone 1% Cream treats skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and reactions…
  • Freedom from Shipping Charges!

    Ammy
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    International Drug Mart is celebrating Independence Day, offering Free Shipping to all our loyal customers! Buy generic prescription & OTC drugs from www.internationaldrugmart.com & we’ll ship them to you free! Do you need to fill out your prescriptions or just top up the essentials? Even if you need to buy for only $50, we’ll ship your order to you for free! Simply buy for a minimum of $50 & apply coupon code “Free Shipping” at checkout!     Whether you’re bought from us before or visiting us for the first time, use “Free Shipping” coupon code when you…
  • FIFA: Getting Swept Up in Soccer Fever

    Ammy
    17 Jun 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Unforgettable moments come unexpectedly. Last night, John Brooks swept in from nowhere & scored the winning goal for the U. S. A. against Ghana. Now, soccer is going to be on everybody’s minds & it’s good to have a first aid kit just in case. www.internationaldrugmart.com has everything you need to provide first aid for football injuries. Whether you’re in charge of Little League Soccer or simply kicking around the ball with your friends, keep a first- aid kit filled with generic OTC drugs available on IDM.com. They’re cheaper & just as efficient as the more expensive…
  • Enhance Your Love Life With Kamagra

    Ammy
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:38 am
    Kamagra & Viagra don’t just treat Erectile Dysfunction or Impotency. Many young men in their prime want to enhance their sex lives & generic Kamagra or its generic, Sildenafil Citrate, is the ideal choice. Not only does Sildenafil Citrate cost less than the branded versions, its bio-equivalence ensures the same efficacy for a lower price. This means that when you want to try out the little blue pill, you can head to the internet’s favorite online drugstore, www.internationaldrugmart.com & get as many generic Sildenafil citrate pills as you want & still have money left…
  • Ivermectin: Head to Head with Lice & Scabies

    Ammy
    28 May 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Ivermectin is a broad spectrum anti- parasitic agent, commonly used to combat scabies and is listed among the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Traditionally used to treat parasitic worm infestations in humans, recent studies have shown its effective against head lice that are resistant to conventional treatments. Ivermectin is a generic prescription drug that’s much cheaper than its branded counterpart & just as effective. www.internationaldrugmart.com supplies you with generic prescription drugs at the lowest prices that you can find anywhere online.
 
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    DC Strength

  • How to Make the Best Bulletproof Coffee

    DC
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    I first wrote about how great Bulletproof Coffee is over 2 years ago on my old blog. That article unfortunately is no longer available, so I decided to film a video talking more about how I have made my version of Bulletproof Coffee even better, tastier, and healthier. If you aren’t familiar with Bulletproof Coffee […] The post How to Make the Best Bulletproof Coffee appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Learn About This Secret Protein That Improves Performance & Health

    DC
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    What if I told you that by switching out your traditional whey protein powder for something different improve your training and lifestyle 10x? I know it sounds too good to be true, but keep reading if you want to take your training, physique, health, and performance to the next level. I’m talking about Hydrolyzed Collagen. […] The post Learn About This Secret Protein That Improves Performance & Health appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Check Out My Interview on HoS Podcast & More

    DC
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:53 am
    DC here and I hope you had an awesome weekend. Have some cool announcements for you today so let’s jump right in. Announcement #1: Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a friend of mine Ryan Munsey on his House of Strength Podcast. Ryan and I talk about all sorts of things […] The post Check Out My Interview on HoS Podcast & More appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Learn the Truth About Aerobic Capacity

    DC
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:46 am
    Hey it DC here and I promise I haven’t been slacking on the blog. If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a month or so since my last few posts… But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working or providing content, I have just been pumping out some videos on my YouTube channel and haven’t gotten […] The post Learn the Truth About Aerobic Capacity appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Are You Taking the Wrong Supplements?

    DC
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:19 am
    Out of the roughly 15 years I have been working out consistently, thinking back I can’t recall a single time I’ve ever been asked what I eat on a daily basis by someone out in the public. I get asked all the time “How much do you bench?” with the person acting out like they […] The post Are You Taking the Wrong Supplements? appeared first on DC Strength.
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    Private GP » Blog

  • Brand new Practice Brochure – Take a peek !

    pgpcms
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    6991 Private GP Brochure Thanks to Katie Julia for her photographic contributions to our bespoke new brochure. We feel it captures the calming nature of The Practice. What do you think ?
  • One in Three Altzheimers Cases are preventable Research shows

    pgpcms
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28262878. Functional Medicine may be of help so if you have a Family History of this illness, consider exploring this area further.One in Three cases of Altzheimers may be preventable Research shows
  • Sexual Health checks

    pgpcms
    20 Feb 2014 | 10:50 am
    Who needs a sexual health check? The answer is anyone where either partner has not been monogamous. Our nurse has just attended the STIF training course which has added to her current clinical knowledge to enable up to the minute advice on any of your sexual health problems. Call us now on 01162700373.
  • Julia on the couch with Tony Wadsworth May 11th 2013

    pgpcms
    14 May 2013 | 1:36 am
    Hi ! Here is the link to radio interview from Saturday 11tth May Julia on the couch with Tony Wadsworth BBC Radio Leicester…. the person behind the doc Click here to view the video on YouTube.    
  • Coeliac Awareness Week

    pgpcms
    13 May 2013 | 4:22 am
    Have a look at this link . http://www.coeliac.org.uk/node/200793 Coeliac Disease is one of those ice berg illnesses where we see only a fraction of those people who have gluten intolerance & Coeliac; but there are many others who slip under the net and are not diagnosed. If you have any symptoms of ill health you should take medical advice but remember that illness can be caused  by deficiencies of vital nutrients. This may be due to a poor diet, difficulties with digestion or absorption ( as in the case of Coeliac) or other causes. If you require the most up to date blood & gene…
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    Tinnitus Treatments for Relief and Cure

  • iPhone/Android Tinnitus Apps

    12 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I have discussed already a couple of years ago Sound and Music Therapies. A lot of things have happened in the meanwhile in this field, so I thought I should to give an update here. Whilst one can not say that any breakthrough has been achieved here as yet, many more services have become available that offer sound and music therapies in various forms. The most sophisticated is the already earlier mentioned 'notched music' therapy, which is based on eliminating a certain bandwidth around the tinnitus frequency from music or other sound recording. Some research claims that frequent listing to…
  • Tinnitus Miracle and other Tinnitus Scams

    1 Sep 2013 | 9:09 am
    I want to focus in this post on the issue of tinnitus scams, as this can be a problem for any tinnitus suffer who turns to the media for advice, as well as for people and institutions who offer genuine advice and services regarding tinnitus, be they paid or free ones likes this blog or my own tinnitus advice website and tinnitus forum. For everybody who starts suffering from Tinnitus, the most pressing question is how to cure the condition as quickly as possible. Doctors usually can't help, as there is no acknowledged treatment or therapy for it, so the tinnitus sufferer is left to his/her…
  • Pulsatile Tinnitus

    2 Mar 2013 | 8:45 am
    I had recently in my Tinnitus Forum a few people who are suffering from pulsatile Tinnitus.I have personally no experience with this, so I have to rely on the publicly available information here. And this suggests that pulsatile tinnitus is actually quite different from 'normal' Tinnitus, as it is not so much a nervous condition but due to physiological causes like restricted blood vessels in the ear/neck region. This causes then the (pulsatile) blood flow in this region to become audible. So pulsatile tinnitus is in these cases actually an 'objective' tinnitus that can be heard by the ENT-…
  • Drug Treatment of Tinnnitus - New Research Results

    9 Sep 2012 | 10:33 am
    I just found the following press release of the University of Leicester that was already published a few months ago: University of Leicester study identifies key cellular mechanisms behind the onset of tinnitus Research into hearing loss after exposure to loud noises could lead to the first drug treatments to prevent the development of tinnitus Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 10 May 2012 Researchers in the University of Leicester's Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology have identified a cellular mechanism that could underlie the development of tinnitus following…
  • Tinnitus and Sleep

    1 Apr 2012 | 9:56 am
    Sleep problems are probably the most important ones in case of tinnitus, and the ones that people mostly complain about. It is quite obvious that with ear noises suddenly being present, the sleep quality will be affected. However, to a certain degree these problems might actually be self-imposed. This is because many people have certain idealistic notions about sleep, like 'I need eight hours of sleep' and 'I have to sleep through without waking up'. And then in case of not being able to fulfill these ideals, they feel guilty and inferior because of it, which however only will aggravate the…
 
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Ye Olde Childhood Rashes Chart: Quick-Reference for Today’s Outbreaks

    LAwordsmith
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
      by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Unless you’re of a certain age, you may have never seen some of the diseases in the chart on the next page. Join the crowd; many younger doctors haven’t either. Measles and rubella, which used to be so common, have been close to wiped out in the U.S. Chickenpox cases have come down to an estimated 80 percent of what they were in the 1990s. (Scarlet fever cases have remained about the same, but they’re still pretty rare compared with fifth disease and roseola.) So why should you care about them? The words “close to” are key. Measles and rubella are…
  • About That Recall: Tips to Tell If You Get Listeria (Even Months Later!)

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    Nectarines and peaches are in latest listeria recall. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Listeria symptoms can sometimes take weeks to develop. Here are some tips on protecting yourself and your family—plus what to do if you get sick and can’t get expert help. Every so often, listeria gets in the news because of an outbreak found in commercial produce. The latest one  is in peaches and nectarines at certain grocery stores, including Kroger, Walmart, and Whole Foods. Recalls happen periodically, and you should take them seriously. The one in cantaloupes in 2011 killed 33 and caused one…
  • Lyme Disease: Tick Bites, Rash, Determining Your Risk

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Notice how tiny the tick that causes Lyme disease can be. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH When someone comes in my office for a tick bite, their main concern is usually, what’s their risk for Lyme disease. And I can’t blame them. Lyme disease from tick bite warnings are all over the media (one reason probably is New York is a high-risk state), and since the disease has only been recognized in the U.S. since 1975 (first suspected by a physician in Lyme, Connecticut, who was seeing kids with unusual symptoms) we’re still learning about it. This, and its rather general initial symptoms,…
  • 7 Truths about Tuberculosis and How They Affect You

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    A chest X-ray from a person with tuberculosis (in right upper part of the photo) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Lately I’ve had several interviewers ask me a question I haven’t been asked before: How contagious is tuberculosis? I’m guessing the reason is either the highly reported outbreak in a California classroom, a couple of publicized cases of multiple-drug resistant tuberculosis found in foreigners traveling here in the United States, or the news of camps of children—some reportedly with TB—at the U.S.-Mexican border. But then, I should never be surprised that people would…
  • Knee Injury Prevention: Lessons Learned From Girls Soccer

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Girls are especially prone to knee injuries. James Hubbard, MD, MPH Question. What do adolescent girl athletes and the rest of us have in common? Answer. Knee injuries, of course :). In fact, anyone who gets in a little too much of a hurry or doesn’t watch what they’re doing is susceptible. Add jumping or a quick pivot for whatever reason and your risk increased greatly. A while back, I jumped off a porch with such a jar I thought I’d shaken my teeth out. The reason was I landed without bending my knees and it’s a wonder I didn’t injure one of them. You can be in tiptop…
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    Most recent blog entries

  • Piña Colada Smoothie (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    This has been one of my go to smoothies since I have moved, I shared it with a friend and she loves it so much that I decided to share it with you.  
  • Quick and Easy Quesadilla (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    This is another quick and delicious meal that I love to prepare for my family.  I found out in the past when I ate wheat I got terrible stomach pains. So now I use brown rice tortilla instead of wheat tortilla to make quesadillas.
  • Masoor Dal (Oil-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    16 Mar 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This is an easy lentil stew that can be ready in minutes. Masoor dal aka masar dal, mussoor dal, masur dal, or pink lentil. 
  • Artichoke Hummus (Oil Free)

    michelleblackwood
    10 Mar 2014 | 5:43 am
    Making your own hummus is actually easy, cheap and healthier. Most of the popular brands contain preservatives, and oils. 
  • Homemade Coconut Buttter

    michelleblackwood
    7 Mar 2014 | 12:12 am
    Make your own coconut butter in minutes...
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 295: A nonslip grippe and Lassa's LAMP

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The TWiVome discusses an miRNA based strategy to mitigate risk of gain of function studies, and identification of a second receptor required for Lassa virus entry. Links for this episode miRNA strategy to minimize risk (Nat BioT) NIH Office of Science Policy NIH recombinant DNA guidelines Second receptor for Lassa virus entry (Science) Lassa fever (Wikipedia) Fever! The discovery of Lassa virus (TWiV 9) Letters read on TWiV 294 Weekly Science…
  • TWiV 294: Smallpox and anthrax and flu, oh my!

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit The TWiV team reviews the discovery of old vials of smallpox virus at NIH, anthrax and influenza mishaps at CDC, the baby who was not cured of HIV, Cambridge Working Group, and sacking of NSABB members. Links for this episode Newly discovered smallpox (CDC) Infectious smallpox in FDA storage (FDA) Report on potential anthrax exposure (pdf, CDC) CDC Director on unsafe practices (NY Times) HIV returns to baby (NY Times) Original HIV baby…
  • TWiV 293: Virology Down Under

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Melissa Churchill, Alex Khromykh, Gilda Tachedjian, and Paul Young Vincent visits Melbourne, Australia and speaks with Melissa, Alex, Gilda, and Paul about their work on HIV infection of the central nervous system, West Nile virus, microbicides for HIV, and the Koala retrovirus. Links for this episode Where does HIV hide? (Curr Op HIV AIDS) Subgenomic flavivirus RNA (Viruses) Vaginal lactic acid and HIV (J Antimicro Chem) Koala retroviruses (Retrovirology) Coming soon - Video of this episode…
  • TWiV 292: Medimmune goes viral

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Wade Blair, Matt Dickson, Nicole Kallewaard-Lelay, and Ken Miller Vincent visits Medimmune and speaks with Wade, Matt, Nicole, and Ken about why they work in industry and their daily roles in a biotechnology company. Links for this episode Medimmune, LLC Medimmune on Twitter Medimmune history and products Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv  
  • TWiV 291: Ft. Collins abuzz with virologists

    29 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Clodagh O'Shea and Ron Fouchier Vincent, Rich, and Kathy and their guests Clodagh and Ron recorded this episode at the 33rd annual meeting of the American Society for Virology at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Links for this episode Viral polymer that inactivates tumor suppressors (Cell) Mutations driving airborne transmission of influenza H5N1 virus (Cell) Transmission of influenza H7N1 virus in ferrets (J Virol) Ron Fouchier on TWiV #177 Photo…
 
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  • Why You Should Never Be Without Lemons In Your Home

    Jane Chitty
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    What could be easier for the health-on-a-budget conscious than to use lemons with all their different and natural uses. Of course they are friendly to the environment too. For Your Health Always start your day with lemon. A glass of hot water with a slice of lemon will  re-hydrate your body after a long night’s sleep while supporting the kidneys and the digestive system. At the same time, the bitter taste of lemon helps the pumping motion in the bowels to spring into action for improved and regular bowel movements. At the end of the day, a glass of warm water with lemon before bed helps…
  • Top Ten Tips for Good Health

    Jane Chitty
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:49 am
    Of course you can spend considerable amounts of money on ensuring a healthy lifestyle but there really is no need to. Our tips will show you how to optimize good health on a budget at very little cost. Here are our suggestions: 1. Oil Pulling Oil Pulling can improve a number of health conditions ranging from eczema to arthritis through its effect on oral bacteria. First thing in the morning (on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids), put 1 to 2 teaspoons of the oil of choice in your mouth. Push, pull and swish the oil between your teeth and all around your mouth for 15 to 20…
  • How to Treat The Symptoms Of Gout Naturally

    Jane Chitty
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:09 am
    You might not realize it but gout is a type of arthritis.  Often regarded as a bit of a joke, gout is nevertheless a painful and uncomfortable condition and the result of too much inflammation in the body. The Problem With Too Much Inflammation Of course everyone needs a certain amount of inflammation because, if you have an injury or infection, inflammation is there to help protect and heal.  But too much and you can have a chronic situation. Unfortunately, chronic inflammation can lead to asthma, skin rashes, arthritis, mood swings, multiple sclerosis and of course gout. Treating the…
  • What is Green Exercise and Why It is Important To Our Well-Being

    Health on a Budget
    8 May 2014 | 9:53 pm
    by Jane Chitty This site is all about health on a budget and of course one of the easiest ways to improve your health inexpensively is through exercise.  Even if we don’t all participate in regular exercise, we are all well aware of how important exercise is to our general health and well being – both physical and mental. But now there is a new element to our exercise and that is “how green is it?” For the past decade, a research team at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom have been studying the subject of green exercise.  They have found growing evidence that exposure…
  • Five Foods that Help Fight Springtime Allergies

    Health on a Budget
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    by Patricia Dean-Escoto When it comes to keeping the sniffles and runny nose of spring allergies at bay, maintaining a healthy diet can be just as effective as your over-the-counter medications.  Our immune system is our first line of defense against potential invaders and is designed to help us ward off any threats that may compromise our health. Allergies cause inflammation of the tissues lining the nose and throat, so eating foods that are high in antioxidants and those that fight inflammation can provide us with a great amount of relief. Nuts Nuts are one good choice. Not only are they…
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  • What Is A Dental Savings Plan?

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    You know you need it to maintain your and your family’s dental and overall health (after all, they are inseparable), but you probably figure you have three options:   Purchasing an expensive, complicated dental insurance plan. Paying out-of-pocket for dental care (which, let’s face it, is expensive enough for the basics, let alone more complicated procedures).  
  • Did the Dentist Make Your Back-to-School List?

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    School supplies? Check!  New clothes and shoes? Check, check. Physical? Dentist? DENTIST? Uh-oh.
  • Affordable Dental Care Option for Single Parents

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    No one can walk in anyone else’s shoes, so if you are not among this country’s increasing number of single parents, it’s hard to imagine the specific challenges they must face. Moms and dads who share this experience, however, can tell you: They are vast.
  • Good Dental Care Can Help Seniors Keep Their Teeth for Life

    11 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Getting older and gaining wisdom may go hand in hand, but age doesn't matter when it comes to dental care. If there are seniors in your family, encourage them to stay ahead of the curve on their dentist visits.  
  • Lights! Camera! :Dental Plans!

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    It’s True! :DentalPlans—your source for the biggest variety of dental savings plans anywhere—is showing up in more and more places. We want everyone to know that there’s a secret to getting great dental care at affordable prices without buying dental insurance…and it’s US.   But how does it work…and what do our valued members get? Click on the video above to this two-minute YouTube video, and learn:
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  • Symptoms Of Periungual Warts: Causes & Various Treatment Options?

    PUP
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Warts are tiny skin over growths caused by a specific type of virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). They can develop on any skin surface. These over growths are unappealing and ugly to look at, especially when they are visible …
  • Dust Mite Bites Allergy Symptoms: How To Prevent And Treat It?

    PUP
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    Dust mites dwell almost in every single house and office. In every nook and corner of house especially on bedding, upholstery, rugs and carpets you will find dust mites. They are microscopic organisms and therefore they are not visible to …
  • Charlie Horses In Stomach: What Causes It & How To Get Rid Of It?

    PUP
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    Charlie horse is colloquial term used for muscle spasm. Charlie horses can occur in any muscle of the body, it is more likely to occur in legs but the spasms can also develop in stomach and abdominal muscles. Muscle spasms …
  • Causes Of Elbow Gout: Symptoms & Home Remedies For Gout In Elbow

    PUP
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    Gout is a type of arthritis which is characterized by severe sudden pain, swelling and redness in the affected joint. Gout normally affects the great toe, knee and ankle. However sometimes it may also affect elbow, finger and other joint.…
  • What Is Spasmodic Croup? Symptoms And How To Treat It Naturally?

    PUP
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    A croup is nothing but spasmodic barking cough and hoarseness caused due to inflammation of upper respiratory tract organs, namely larynx (voice box) and trachea (windpipe). Spasmodic croup is relatively common in children between the ages of 2 to 4 …
 
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  • 20 Incredible Facts That Prove The Human Body Is Smart

    Good Living Doc
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Raise your hand if you believe the human body is just a jumbled mess of weak, stupid organs which are genetically prone to random attacks of illness and disease and that it’s completely natural to crawl into your grave one day, welcoming death as a long-awaited reprieve from a lifetime of suffering. I’ve posed this […]
  • Spirulina: Vegetarian Protein Source With Amazing Health Benefits

    Good Living Doc
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Spiru-what? Speer-you-lee-nah? Spy-roo-lie-nah? However you pronounce it (even online dictionaries don’t agree), you’ve probably seen Spirulina floating on warm tropical waters or fresh-water lakes. Spirulina is algae, or more specifically blue-green algae, and I’m about to explain why you should be consuming it regularly. Why anyone ever decided to scoop off a top layer of […]
  • Coffee Nutrition Facts | Science Says Coffee Good For Your Health

    Good Living Doc
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:34 am
    If coffee had a theme song, it would be a full-blown 360-member chorus of Hallelujah complete with white tuxedos, bow ties, and tears of joy. Millions of people consider their morning cup (or 8) of joe to be their catalyst for non-criminal behavior – the one thing that prevents them from committing homicide on their commute to […]
  • Turmeric Health Benefits For Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease

    Good Living Doc
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:14 am
    If you missed part 1 of this article on the health benefits of turmeric, I encourage you to check it out. It outlines the research regarding turmeric and cancer, and the data simply blew my mind. To recap, the compound in turmeric at the heart of all the scientific excitement is called curcumin. Curcumin has been […]
  • Good Living Doc Releases Free Diabetes eBook

    Good Living Doc
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    Our newsletter subscribers have free access to this 86 page guide to naturally reversing type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure which can be accessed at the following link: http://bit.ly/1qsoEIc Clicking the link will open the file in your browser where it can be saved to your computer or mobile device. The […]
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    greatist.com

  • 35 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises

    Laura
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    35 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises 07/28/2014 - 9:30am by Laura Schwecherl Who said it’d be impossible to get in a great cardio workout on the gym (or living room!) floor? Performing higher-intensity bodyweight exercises can be an effective way to build strength while also raising the heart rate. To kill two birds with one stone, leave the running sneaks and swimming goggles behind and give these 35 cardio-based strength exercises a go! Warm-Up 1. Power Skip Skipping isn’t just for kids. Raise the right knee up towards the hip while reaching your left arm overhead. Land on the ball of…
  • The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Pickles

    Maria Janowiak
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Pickles 07/28/2014 - 7:00am by Maria Janowiak This recipe is in quite the pickle—in a good way. Pickling is an easy way to preserve food by using acidic solutions that help prevent spoilage. Today's versions of pickling include both fermented foods, which undergo a process to create lactic acid to keep bad bacteria out, as well as foods preserved in vinegar. Even though cucumbers are the vegetable most associated with pickling, all sorts of vegetables can be pickled, such as asparagus, green beans, onions, and carrots. This easy recipe uses vinegar to…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, July 28th

    The Greatist Team
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday, July 28th 07/28/2014 - 4:30am by The Greatist Team This series of GWODs was designed especially 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 killer workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up designed by Bodeefit. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Do the Work! Going as…
  • Is That Normal?! What Your Body Might Be Trying to Tell You

    The Greatist Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Is That Normal?! What Your Body Might Be Trying to Tell You 07/25/2014 - 6:20pm by The Greatist Team Similar to cars, laptops, and even relationships, when things go awry in the body, it generally doesn’t just shut down without warning (okay, so maybe laptops aren’t so similar after all). Instead, it sends us little signals to let us know that something’s not right. The tricky part is interpreting those signals, which, like any skill, takes time and practice to perfect. To that end, our friends at Experience Life magazine recruited a handful of the country’s leading integrative health…
  • The Best Way to Get Back on the Exercise Bandwagon

    The Greatist Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    The Best Way to Get Back on the Exercise Bandwagon 07/25/2014 - 7:33am by The Greatist Team DailyBurn True Beginner Program DailyBurn is like having your own personal trainer, yogi, and nutritionist who never require an appointment. You can beam video workouts straight to your smartphone, tablet, computer, and TV. The workouts range from 15 minutes to one hour and cover virtually every style of exercise, from cardio to bodyweight training to dance. Our personal favorite is True Beginner, a four-week program that goes through the basics of strength training (basic doesn’t mean easy). The…
 
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  • Can Emu Oil Protect Your Skin This Summer

    Swarnam John
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Nature has so many marvelous products up its sleeve to promote healing. One such amazing thing is emu oil. In this post we shall discuss in detail the health benefits of emu oil.What is emu oil?Well, truth be known emu is a soft feathered, brown flightless bird, that is native to Australia. They have long, thin legs, they trot, sprint and can travel great distances.Oil derived from the adipose tissue of emu is known as emu oil. The oil is largely composed of unsaturated fatty acids; The oleic acid forms the largest component of this oil. Health benefits of emu oilI was unaware of the…
  • Top 6 Summer Music Tracks That Pep Up Your Wellbeing

    Swarnam John
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    Summer is a great time for good food, music, surf and sand. When the sun blazes down its heat on the poor earth, is it not wise to make yourself some nice strawberry mango smoothie and listen to these great tracks?You know what? Music has some great health benefits. ·       Music makes you happier·       Improves vascular health·       Improves sleep quality·       Keeps an ageing brain healthy·       Improves visual and verbal…
  • Be Warned! TV Viewing Can Result in Early Death

    Swarnam John
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    Do you watch TV for more than 3 hours a day? Then, be warned! It might be the speeding train, to early death from any cause. It is no rocket science to understand that sedentary behavior can lead to serious health problems.The research studyScientists assessed 13,284 young and healthy Spanish University graduates. They aimed to determine the association between watching TV, watching computer and driving and the risk of death from all the above three.To their surprise they found the risk of death was twofold higher for participants who reported watching television for three or more…
  • Can Shiatsu Reduce Chronic Pain And Improve Sleep

    Swarnam John
    21 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    Are you one of those who suffer silently with chronic pain? Then here comes the good news! Shiatsu can help you. Feeling a little confused? So, join me as we discover the health benefits of Shiatsu.What is Shiatsu?It is the traditional Japanese massage practice. Shiatsu is based on finger and palm pressure. The practitioners believe in an energy called Qi that flows through the body and when we manually manipulate to unblock it, the body can heal itself.This non-invasive therapy may help reduce stress and contribute to overall well being. It is done without oil and with light comfortable…
  • Can Facebook Make or Break Your Day

    Swarnam John
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:04 am
    You know what? Facebook can either make or break your day! Sound interesting, is it not? Usually I share quotes of Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer on Facebook. Recently I was pleasantly surprised when a friend told that she finds these quotes extremely useful and uplifting. Can Facebook influence your emotions?A recent research has found that emotions can spread contagiously among users of online social networks both positive and negative. The researchers point out that emotions exposed via online social networks can influence the mood of others. With more avenues for expression in a…
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  • Can Your Diet Really Affect Inflammation?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Anti-inflammatory diets are far from just a fad. While we won’t promise you’ll drop a dress size in a week, anti-inflammatory diets should be treated as an eating plan for life. For ages, experts have recognized the key link between diet and illness; constant inflammation can lead to ill health including heart disease, high blood […]
  • Juvenile Arthritis and Massage Therapy

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Juvenile arthritis (JA) is much more than a pint-sized version of the rheumatoid condition that we find in adults. Rather, it is an umbrella term for a condition that affects the musculoskeletal system of more than 300,000 young kids under the age of 16. Juvenile arthritis can include a wide variety of symptoms such as […]
  • Why You Need a Monthly Facial

    Lauren Cosgrove
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Problem skin can do a lot to mess with our self-esteem, leading to anxiety or even depression in extreme cases. And with so many “quick fix” promises, it is easy to get frustrated when they don’t give us the results we hope they will. Luckily, there are a variety of facial treatments available, each designed […]
  • Summertime Skin Care Tips

    Lauren Cosgrove
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Summer means bathing suits, beaches and bronzed skin. You may be craving the summer sun, but don’t let your skin pay the price. Follow these time-tested tips to keep your skin protected and vibrant all summer long! 1. Apply sunscreen religiously. Excessive sun exposure is responsible for premature aging and the development of skin cancer, […]
  • 3 Natural Solutions to Back Pain Relief

    Lauren Cosgrove
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:51 am
    According to the National Institutes of Health, eight out of every ten people will suffer from back pain at some point in their life, and most of the time it is caused by something very minor – sitting at an office chair for too long, for example, or sleeping on your stomach. While back pain […]
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  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    There are lots of products you have in your home right now that are superb natural cleaning products. Like vinegar, oils, baking soda. So why not try these organic cleaning products first and only use the toxic ones if you absolutel must use them to get your home clean. Your health will thank you. And […]
  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home, Part 2

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
      <== PREVIOUS   6. A Gunky Iron Iron Can Damage Your Precious Clothing Image: Wikihow Here are six different ways to clean an iron. Yes, it might take a bit of time but it's better than replacing scorched clothes.    7. Sticky Mess? Homemade Gunk Remover to the Rescue   Image: Rosy Blu Handmade What a fantastic product […]
  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home, Part 3

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
      <== PREVIOUS   11. Light Maintenance For Your Cutting Boards Image: Pure Living Cutting boards save our fingers and hands from knife gouges as we accidentally cut ourselves, but there's no doubt that they can quickly become unsanitary. We can wash off all traces of the foods we've cut but particles dig into the boards and […]
  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home, Part 4

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
      <== PREVIOUS   16. How To Kill The 10 Million Bacteria Per Square Inch on Your Sponge Image: Penn State University Dr Charles Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, claims that our toilet seats are cleaner than the kitchen sponge! So clean your non-metallic sponge often by running it through the microwave on high […]
  • Natural Cleaning Products You (Probably) Have In Your Home, Part 5

    Sydney Johnston
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
      <== PREVIOUS   21. Avoid A Marathon Shower-Cleaning Session With A Dishwand Image: Amazon Cleaning the shower can be such a back-breaking job that many of us avoid it until the shower is so grungy we can't stand it any longer. Let's face it: dried soap scum isn't inspiring! But if we keep an inexpensive dishwand […]
 
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  • Pet Loss – How to Deal With Anger at the Veterinarian

    Laurie
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    If the loss of a pet was due to veterinarian negligence, you’re enraged! These tips for dealing with anger at the vet after a pet’s death are inspired by a reader who lost her cat. Pet Loss – How to Deal With Anger at the Veterinarian It’s important to know that anger doesn’t vanish overnight, and there are no “quick tips” for dealing with angry feelings after pet loss. I recommend reading books like The Gift of Anger: Seven Steps to Uncover the Meaning of Anger and Gain Awareness, True Strength, and Peace by Marcia Cannon, because dealing with anger is a…
  • 10 Gift Ideas for Back Surgery Patients

    Laurie
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    After the stress of back surgery, patients may feel discouraged and exhausted. These gift ideas for people healing from back surgery are based on recovery tips for different types of spinal injuries and surgeries. Every “back surgery gift” is supported by a tip for healing from a spinal cord surgeon. Mini Fridge Gift for After Back Surgery A thoughtful gift idea for back surgery patients is a Mini Fridge for ice, water, and juice. Whether they’re healing from a spine fusion, a laminectomy, or a discectomy (the most common types of back surgery), they can’t get out of…
  • 10 Thoughtful Thank You Gifts for Caregivers

    Laurie
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:02 am
    Whether you want to say thank you to a paid caregiver or express gratitude to a family member who is caring for a relative, here are the most thoughtful thank you gifts for caregivers. Inspiration for gift ideas came when I helped facilitate caregiver support groups for the Alzheimer’s Society in Vancouver. Thank You Gifts for Caregivers One of my favorite thank you gift ideas is the Willow Tree Just for You figurine (pictured). I love these carvings – I have two of them. I’m not a collector of anything, but these wooden angels are something I’d gather with glee.
  • 10 Really Good Book Club Ideas

    Laurie
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:18 pm
    These book club ideas will revitalize your meetings, whether you’re reading nonfiction books, novels, poetry, classics, or award winning Pulitzer prize-winning authors. Included is an invitation from an author who wants to be present at your next book club meeting! Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue has been my favorite book to discuss at our meetings. I love this book because there’s so much to talk about, and the characters are so interesting. Not to mention the lot and theme! Your search for book club ideas isn’t as important as finding really good books to discuss with your…
  • How to Compost at the Office – 6 Easy Steps

    Laurie
    22 Jun 2014 | 2:21 pm
    The kitchen at work may seem like an odd place for an indoor compost bin, but learning how to compost at the office saves money and affects the environment in positive ways. Businesses create more waste than homes, so office composting can make a huge difference – especially with these six easy steps. Indoor Compost Bin for the office The Epica Stainless Steel Compost Bin, available on Amazon, holds a gallon of waste. It’ll fit on top of the kitchen counter in your office, and will hold several days’ worth of compostable items. A charcoal filter absorbs the odors, so your…
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  • The Science of Willing Yourself Healthy

    Tony Schober, CPT
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Today’s post comes from a good friend, Amy Clover of Strong Inside Out. Amy is the creator of the 30×30 Project, a tour of donation-based bootcamps that benefit suicide prevention charity. This year, she’s doing another tour which she calls “The 30×30 Project all grown up.” Amy believes, as do I, that strength is more than just how much weight you can lift. Let’s help Amy help others “unleash their strong,” no matter how dark things might seem. I encourage you to check out her campaign for The Strong Inside Out Tour here, and if it’s something you…
  • How to Start Strength Training When You’re Not Sure How

    Tony Schober, CPT
    9 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    Strength training is the ultimate body transformation tool. Here are 8 beginner (and not so beginner) tips that will get you started on the right path. Don’t Be Intimidated Being intimidated of the gym is one of the biggest reasons people never go. Let me be the first to tell you that it is completely normal to feel intimidated when you’ve never been to the gym before. Not only that, but feelings of intimidation happen for experienced lifters too. I’ve personally been lifting for over 20 years. I’ve been a member of close to a dozen gyms. I even have my own home gym.
  • 8 Weight Loss Tips You Still Aren’t Using (#4 is a Must)

    Tony Schober, CPT
    23 Feb 2014 | 6:04 am
    Think you’re doing everything possible to reach your weight loss goals? The following 8 tips are often forgotten, but are integral to your success. Believe in Yourself Self-doubt is a debilitating feeling to have when it comes to weight loss. You have to do more than just go through the motions. Believing that achieving your goals is possible is the first step towards sustainable weight loss. That means having the confidence to know you can push yourself during your workouts. It means knowing you are in control of food. It means believing in yourself even when no one else does. Write it…
  • How to Eat Healthy When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To

    Tony Schober, CPT
    16 Feb 2014 | 6:12 am
    One of the hardest parts of transitioning into a healthy lifestyle is trying to eat healthier when your spouse has no desire to change their ways. Here are 8 things you can do to make your transition easier. Take Ownership of Your Behavior As difficult as it is to try eating healthy when your partner doesn’t support you, the fact still remains that no one is force feeding you. There are always going to be people around you that want to see you fail, so if you ever want to succeed, you will have come to grips that you are in complete control of your actions. Confront Them About Peer…
  • How to Make Every Day a Cheat Day Without Sacrificing Your Goals

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Feb 2014 | 5:52 am
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could eat what you wanted and still lose weight or maintain a fit physique? Without sounding too much like an infomercial, I want to show you how that’s not only completely possible, but necessary for long term weight management. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way Losing weight and getting fit is not about giving up everything you love about food. It’s not about eating clean 100% of the time. It’s not about eating flavorless food or about feeling excluded from life events. You don’t have to feel like the odd ball because your goals…
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  • Paying Out of Pocket versus Using Insurance for CPAP Supplies?

    1800CPAP
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Ever Wonder Why Doctors Take Vacation in July? I saw a major trend every year during the summer months at the sleep disorders center I worked for as a Director of Lab Operations.  Referrals were down and patient schedulers’ were feverishly making phone calls to patients to try to get them in for follow up appointments and re-evaluations.  Ever go to your doctor’s office in July and see tumbleweeds blowing through the waiting room and ask yourself if you missed the zombie apocalypse? Where did everybody go? Everyone can’t be on vacation at the same time can they? An apple a day may…
  • How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting Daily for Your Age

    1800CPAP
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    Sleep is essential to having a healthy and productive life, but getting enough is not always very easy. Many people believe that eight hours of sleep is the ideal amount of rest that everyone needs each night to feel their best, but research has shown that is not true. Individual people have their own unique magic numbers, but there are other factors that play into the ideal amount of sleep. The Age Factor The amount of sleep a person requires changes as they go through life. Newborns require a lot more sleep than a five year old, and both need more than an adult. Everyone will go through…
  • Pregnancy and the Importance of Sleep – What You Need to Know

    1800CPAP
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    It may seem strange to see the words pregnancy and sleep together in the same sentence since they so rarely coexist. Between all of the hormonal and physical changes, getting rest can seem like a very rare occurrence. Each trimester has its own challenges, and feeling tired is a factor in just about every single stage. The First Trimester The first trimester is typically categorized as the part of pregnancy where many women feel the worst of their morning sickness. Anytime you get sick you also feel a lot more tired anyway, but there is more to it during pregnancy. This can be attributed to…
  • Twenty Daily Health Habits That Will Help Improve Your Sleep

    1800CPAP
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:04 am
    It is important to get a good night’s rest, but so few people manage it consistently. Any insomniac can tell you that sleep is so much more than just laying down to go to sleep. There are, however, certain behaviors and practices that can help you not only fall asleep, but stay asleep. 1. Have a routine. Before going to bed, you should do the same things each night. This will signal to your body and mind that you are preparing to go to sleep and winding down for the evening. 2. Exercise. There are two important things to note about exercise. The first is that it will help you to sleep…
  • How Sleep Heals the Body

    1800CPAP
    21 May 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Sleep is more than just time to rest after a busy day. It is, in fact, when your body has a chance to regenerate and heal, and it is a necessity for the overall health of your body. While we drift off into dreamland, important healing processes are taking place inside us. What happens while you sleep? Sleep is a time for your cells to repair themselves. Although your body is asleep, it is still working hard correcting chemical imbalances, assuring proper blood sugar levels, and maintaining the memory. Scientists aren’t completely sure what happens in your body during sleep, but they are…
 
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  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Survival of the Prettiest Part 2: Do Blondes Have More Fun?

    steven
    21 Jan 2014 | 9:19 am
    As a follow-up to the blog on how we relate to babies, Nancy Etcoff in her book, Survival of the Prettiest, argues that men are more attracted to blonde women than to darker haired women, whereas women are attracted to the polar opposite, i.e., a darker-shaded male.  The reason that she argues that men are more attracted to fairer-skinned women is that men are more attracted to younger women who are in turn more fertile in nature and women are naturally lighter in color when they are younger when estrogens levels are higher.  Women, on the other hand, are attracted to men who are darker in…
  • Dr. Sam Lam Is Scheduled To Speak At “THE FACE”

    steven
    7 Aug 2013 | 8:25 am
    Dallas facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Lam is scheduled to be one of the faculty members at the upcoming European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Congress in Norway, commonly referred to as “THE FACE”.  The international conference is being organized by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and will be held on August 28th – September 1st in Oslo. Dr. Lam will not only be a speaker at the event, but is also scheduled to be a member of the conference’s programming committee.  The goal of The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Congress is to bring together medical…
  • Glass of Water Emptying: The Way I Explain the Aging of the Face

    steven
    28 Jun 2013 | 2:04 pm
    Glass of Water Emptying:  The Way I Explain the Aging of the Face When people ask me whether fat grafting is permanent, I say yes and no.  Yes, it is permanent because if done well by an expert injector (which I consider myself one) then once the graft gains formal blood supply over a period of several months to a year, the graft is yours to keep.  My mother, for example, is over 5 years out and still looks much younger than before she had the fat transfer but clearly she has had some degree of ongoing aging.  The “No” response to permanence refers to this latter issue that a fat…
  • The Tent Pole of the Nose Revisited in Rhinoplasty

    steven
    20 Jun 2013 | 4:04 pm
    The Tent Pole of the Nose Revisited in Rhinoplasty I think it is worth exploring a concept that allows me to discuss with prospective rhinoplasty patients exactly how I approach noses and what the specific limitations are for a particular individual based on the unique characteristics of one’s anatomy.  The tent pole analogy is my favorite go-to metaphor to help explain how I evaluate a nose based on the nature of the skin and underlying cartilage.  The tent fabric that covers a tent represents the skin of the nose; the tent pole underneath represents the nasal cartilage.  In traditional…
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  • Easy To Make Healthy Dessert Recipes

    BerryRipe
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    If you have a sweet tooth and you cannot resist the urge to gorge on that favorite dessert of yours then you need to read this. It is common knowledge that today a majority of the people are suffering from ailments like obesity, diabetes, etc. You too should be concerned about your own and your family’s health. Being worried about the calories does not mean that you need to deny yourself the pleasure of eating sweets. There are healthier alternatives to your usual desserts, even with fruits as an ingredient. Here are a few easy to make recipes of healthy desserts made with fruits. Find more…
  • Letterpress Printed Drink Coasters

    BerryRipe
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    This weekend, a few members of our team were given the opportunity to visit the Tandem Felix Letterpress studio in Chicago. Liz, one of the owners of Tandem Felix, gave us a tour of the studio, which has been converted from a historic noodle factory into artist lofts. Our visit lasted around 3 hours as we designed and custom letterpress printed our very own drink coasters. Take a look at some of the photos below. What would you letterprint if you had access to the Tandem Felix Letterpress studio? The post Letterpress Printed Drink Coasters appeared first on BerryRipe.
  • 5 Things The Amish Do That You Should Adopt

    BerryRipe
    22 May 2014 | 11:48 am
    I live in Pennsylvania, the state with the oldest Amish settlement in the country, and while looking around here, I’ve found that there are many things that the Amish do to make life better that are worth adopting. Known for living off the grid, leading a simple, more relaxed life, with simple, no-fuss surroundings, the Amish not only dress differently and drive buggies instead of cars, they have some good ideas about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life. Choosing Amish traits to emulate can be a challenge. Many people choose to live without electricity except what they generate…
  • Is Zeltiq Cool Sculpting Safe For You?

    BerryRipe
    20 May 2014 | 11:41 am
    These days, it seems like there is more and more pressure for people to get fit. They say it is easier for people to get fit in their twenties–and this is quite true. Our body’s metabolism is more agreeable during this time, and it gets harder to lose weight and tone up as we get older. Some people start with diet and exercise to get there, but diet and exercise may often take a long time–and it may not even target areas that have stubborn fat deposits. This is why, in order to supplement their healthier lifestyle, people look into having laser treatment done in order to get…
  • Spring Is In The Air! Add More Spring to Your Step

    Nancy
    13 May 2014 | 7:29 am
    The season of spring is when things awaken, come alive again and start to bloom. This is a good time for us to think about creating that feeling in our bodies too. Every season, we want to have more energy and springtime is a great time to kick it off! Here are some quick tips to help you feel more energized so you can be more productive during your day, sleep better at night, be alert and awake. Start your day smoothly with a fruit smoothie By replacing a cup or two of coffee with a smoothie in the morning and afternoon, your blood vessels won’t be constricted from the caffeine and your…
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  • Anthocyanins

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I take tart cherry juice every night to help ward off arthritis pain. I'm just posting this here as a good resource for info on anthocyanins.http://www.immunehealthscience.com/anthocyanins.html
  • Eggplant Pizza

    3 Jun 2014 | 1:10 pm
    First: Slice eggplant in 1/2 inch rounds. (leave the skin on, fiber). Cover a pizza pan or cookie sheet with paper towels and lay the rounds out. Ever so lightly salt them (with Himalayan pink salt, preferably). After a while the liquid inside will start to bead up on top. Blot with a paper towel and flip them over and do the same on the other side. You may or may not need more paper towels. Or you can just shake them off over the sink if you want. (TIPS: Taking the water out this way will keep them from being too mushy when you bake them. DON’T over salt them or your nine year old will…
  • Essential Oils

    17 Mar 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I've been learning all about essential oils...specifically their medicinal uses and how they're absorbed into the body...so basically I'm posting this here for myself, because it's got a lot of great info on how the skin works and absorbs the oils. http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/mama-resources/expert-panel/karin-parramore-ch/skin-care-products-how-much-gets-in Lemongrass is my new best friend. :)
  • Current Health Obsessions

    21 Feb 2014 | 10:21 am
    I haven't posted here for a bit. Because life. Amiright? :)So I thought I'd do a small update and start keeping a list of THINGS I'm working on and incorporating into our life to keep my little family healthy.Chia seeds. I put them in everything. Still loving not washing my hair! It has taken a while to get the right ratio of baking soda and ACV, and my hair still tends to get oily quick, but I'm still quite pleased and don't see ever going back to shampoo and conditioner. We don't wash Ceil's hair (it's red and curly and thick) we just rinse hers and use an organic conditioner. I might try…
  • Making Over Everything: Apple Cider Vinegar

    20 Sep 2013 | 1:23 pm
    Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor nor a nutritionist, so take my advice at your own risk. But really, the internet is awesome, and usually less quacky than actual doctors I've been to. But whatever. I talk about what works for me--which may or may not be of use to you--but thanks for stopping by either way. Apple. Cider. Vinegar. 4 reasons I've added ACV to my routine...1. When I started getting sick a few of months ago, I started sipping ACV throughout the day. I ended up getting over my whatever-it-waas (symptoms of strep that was going around the office) pretty much within 24 hours. Now...maybe…
 
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  • Help For Bunions Without Surgery

    Beverly Meyer
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
     Is it really possible to get help for bunions without surgery? Yes, most bunions can be helped a lot, if you commit to the process.  To get bunion relief, you need to know more about the cause of bunions and make a long-term plan for change.  So, what is a bunion? A bunion is a bony growth in the lower joint of your big toe.  It usually forms where the big toe pushes over against the second toe, forcing the joint to stick out.  As a weight-bearing joint, this can be extremely painful.  Calluses and blisters can form on the edge of the bunion, doubling the pain.
  • Gluten Free Paleo Zucchini Muffins

    Beverly Meyer
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    These gluten free Paleo Zucchini Muffins are easy enough for teens or weekend parents to make anytime.  They provide plenty of protein, fat and non-starchy carbs, all in one tasty handful.   Freshness and quality makes a huge difference in a simple recipe like this. Upgrade this muffin to a whole new taste level by choosing the best butter, cinnamon, eggs and honey.  It’s a great way to convince folks that real food tastes better and is worth the extra investment.   One of the benefits of almond flour is its balance of protein, fat and carbs.  Yes, almonds have…
  • Paleo Lifestyle 101 with Evan Brand

    Beverly Meyer
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Evan Brand from NotJustPaleo joins me for some friendly rivalry in this fun interview.  The mission? List and compare our choices for Seven Aspects of a Paleo Lifestyle.  The result?  Paleo Lifestyle 101! The right kind of exercise and a Paleo Diet are givens, so we couldn’t include them in our lists.  What else matters most for living in tune with our true human selves?   What are the components of Health and Happiness that Paleo and Primal fans encourage?   What makes Paleo Lifestyle 101 so much more than a Diet?? Stress management is Number 1 for Evan.
  • Are Your Adrenals Affecting Your Thyroid?

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The adrenals are small endocrine glands sitting on top of the kidneys.  They produce a variety of hormones that affect neurotransmitters, other hormones, blood pressure, and ultimately all body processes. You may not know it, but chances are you have adrenal and thyroid problems.  The thyroid gland sits like a butterfly at the base of the throat.  Its hormones also affect every cell of the body, and it in turn is affected by neurotransmitters, diet, dental amalgam toxins and more.  It is frequently a target of auto-immune antibodies, diagnosed as Hashimoto’s or…
  • Gluten Free Chicken Cutlets

    Beverly Meyer
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    These gluten free chicken cutlets are one of my all-time favorites to make on short notice.  The combo of lemon juice, rosemary and olives is very savory!   I actually prefer this with turkey thigh meat, so I buy turkey thighs whenever I can find them.  You’ll get about 1 1/4 pounds of turkey meat from 3 pounds of turkey thighs.  Remove the meat from the bones and freeze it, and you’ll have it ready in the freezer to cook this anytime.  The meat will thaw quickly if you separated the pieces with parchment paper before freezing. I use pre-pitted green…
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  • Heart-Healthy Recipe – Citrus Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon

    Lali Ha
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
      Ingredients ½ teaspoon ginger, peeled and grated or ¼ teaspoon dried 1 garlic clove or 1 teaspoon from jar, minced 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon honey 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (about ½ lemon) or from the jar 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped or 1 tablespoon dried 1 pound salmon, skin removed, cut into 4 oz filets 1 cup dry brown rice 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas 8 thin lemon slices Aluminum foil Cooking Instructions Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine ginger, garlic, oil, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice and basil.
  • Kids and Weekend ER Visits

    Lali Ha
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
      A study published by The Journal of Pediatric Surgery suggests that emergency surgery done on children during the weekend results in more complications and mortalities than surgery done during the week.  The study looked at 112,064 weekend operations on children under 18 years of age and 327,393 operations performed on weekdays.  Operations were performed on the day of admission and included appendectomies, brain shunts, hernias, bone fractures and abscess drainage. Over the 20-year period of the study, there were about 50 deaths.  The lead author, Dr. Seth D. Goldstein, a surgical…
  • Heart-Healthy Summer Recipe – Brussel Sprouts with Walnut-Lemon Vinaigrette

    Lali Ha
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Take a stance on heart health and try this fresh, home-made recipe for a refreshing summer side dish.  Recipe yields 4 servings, at about 108 calories, 7 g total fat, 188 mg sodium and 405 mg potassium per serving. Ingredients 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered 2 tablespoons walnut oil 1 tablespoon minced shallot ¼ teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon whole-grain or Dijon mustard ¼ teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste Cooking Instructions Place Brussels sprouts in a steamer basket and steam in a large saucepan over 1 inch of boiling…
  • Visit a Healthcare Provider for Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

    Lali Ha
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:58 am
    Ever wonder if a blood pressure kiosk at a local CVS or Walgreens is really accurate? The FDA wants to inform the public that blood pressure kiosks do not always give accurate readings.  Although convenient, they might not be for you depending on your arm size. “It’s misleading to think that the devices are appropriate for everybody,” Luke Herbertson, a biomedical engineer at the FDA said in a news release.  A too-small cuff will give you a higher blood pressure reading, while a too-large cuff may give you an inaccurate low blood pressure reading. Many community members rely on the…
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

    Lali Ha
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
      Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) accounts for one in three deaths in children aged 1 month to 1 year.  The CDC defines SUID as deaths in infants less than 1 year of age that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, and whose causes of deaths are not immediately obvious prior to investigation. Each year in the U.S., about 4,000 infants die suddenly of no immediate cause.  The most frequently reported causes of SUIDS are SIDS, cause unknown and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed.  A great majority of SUID cases are due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is defined…
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  • Why does exercise cause muscle twitching?

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Why does exercise cause muscle twitching?July 27, 2014The post-exercise muscle twitch — it can be the most annoying part of your workout. Why does it happen, and how can it be prevented?Add comment
  • Cool, creative DIY ice packs that will make you say aaaaah

    Vivian Lee
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Cool, creative DIY ice packs that will make you say aaaaahJuly 27, 2014Whether you’re dealing with pain or swelling, try one of these cool and creative DIY ice packs, which are relatively easy to make and promise to deliver much-needed relief.Add comment
  • Eat healthy while celebrating Eid al Fitr

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Eat healthy while celebrating Eid al FitrJuly 25, 2014Rich holiday foods, as we know all too well, often lead to a poor digestion situation once our stomachs decide that we’ve had enough.The end of Ramadan is no different.Add comment
  • Jimmy Fallon skit has us asking: What fitness trends will become future comedy gold?

    Jennifer Mosscrop
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Jimmy Fallon skit has us asking: What fitness trends will become future comedy gold?July 25, 2014The videos have already been seen by millions of viewers on YouTube — have you seen them? They feature "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon and actor Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock)...Add comment
  • Take today's quiz: Which side of your brain is more dominant?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Take today's quiz: Which side of your brain is more dominant?July 25, 2014Take this test to learn which side of your brain is more dominant. Your left, logical side, or your right, creative side?Add comment
 
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  • Seven ways to train your abs

    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
     
  • Meditation tips for beginners

    1 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      MEDITATION TIPS FOR BEGINNERS  You've heard about the health benefits of mediation but weren't sure how to practice it. Then give our four tips below a try. Tip 1 - Experiment with different styles until you find one that suits you. You might prefer to meditate by focusing on a candle flame, repeating a mantra, focusing on your breathing, visualising a place that represents tranquility for you, or by observing your own thought and sensations. Tip 2 - Find a good teacher. Just like a personal trainer will get you exercising more effectively, a meditation teacher will help boost…
  • The truth about the colour of salmon

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
      THE TRUTH ABOUT THE COLOUR OF SALMON  when you eat smoked salmon, you have probably noticed the pink colour. You probably didn't know that in most of it, this pink colour is artificially added. In the wild, salmon eat krill, which contains a natural chemical that colours the flesh of the salmon. But most salmon is farmed, not wild. Farmed salmon are not fed krill, so their natural flesh colour is grey. To keep the farm salmon looking good, the acqua farmers add a pink food colouring to their food, It usually comes as a carotenoid (astaxanthin), which is either farmed from algae or…
  • Boost your memory by adding garlic to your diet

    17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
      BOOST YOUR MEMORY BY ADDING GARLIC TO YOUR DIET  Ever misplace your keys? Suddenly can't recall the phone number of an important friend? While such small mental lapses happen to everyone, researchers from Pakistan have been looking for the best way to improve your memory. And what did the research unearth? Garlic. The study, which tested non-human subjects, discovered that the consumption of garlic may increase brain function through a spike in serotonin levels, one of the 'feel-good' neurotransmitters. While we're not suggesting that you'll be as quick witted as Buffy the Vampire…
  • Japanese cucumber salad

    10 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
     
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  • Fueling Your Run: What to Eat Before a Race

    26 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Since races are generally held in the morning, eating breakfast can be a real challenge, as you have to choose foods that boost your energy levels without filling you up and wearing you down.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Healthy Grocery Shopping: Easy-to-Find Foods That Should Always Be on Your List

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're trying to eat healthy but having a difficult time finding the right foods to buy, a trip to the grocery store can be quite intimidating. For weight management and overall good health,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Nutritional Power of Eating Chocolate

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Chocolate is by far one of the most popular and sought after indulgences worldwide. In addition to being a valuable source of essential micronutrients like iron and magnesium, chocolate contains... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nutrition Basics: Your Daily Protein Intake

    12 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Protein is an essential macronutrient that’s primarily responsible for building, repairing, and maintaining cells in the body. It’s also an important structural component of muscle, bone, skin,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Quick and Easy to Follow Tips For People Who WANT to Gain Weight

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Since losing weight is so important to so many people it's sometimes hard to believe that there are thin people with an ever so unique goal of gaining weight. Now, if you have a strong… When... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Success Hindering Habits to Avoid to Start Your Own Business

    Erica Brooks
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    Are you trying to start your own business but it seems like success is eluding you? Success is only as close as you allow it to be. Surprisingly, it’s something that you have complete control over and can easily will into your life. If it’s so easy, you might wonder, then why don’t you have more of it? Have you stopped to think about why that is? Start your analysis by looking within. Reflect honestly on your life – your behaviors, habits and attitudes – to determine if there might be some things you may be able to do differently to achieve different results.
  • Clear Skin Using Carrot Seed Essential Oil

    Erica Brooks
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    Today on Real Essential Oils User Speaks: “Skincare That Actually Repairs Wrinkles And Scars” “For years I have researched what repairs the skin. I was discouraged because everything I found, even from the experts, said that nothing repaired the skin. I was determined to find something. I tried many products and oils that supposedly repair (not just prevent) wrinkles: avocado, walnut, olive, almond, borage, vitamin E, and castor. I really did not see a difference. I also tried various essential oils… and still no change. I have always had good skin; however, I am almost 50, and…
  • Let’s Talk Health: Gustavo Reynoso, Zyto Compass

    Erica Brooks
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Have you ever heard of a Zyto Compass? It’s a biofeedback device that scans your body and makes product recommendations based on energetic imbalances it finds. Sounds like hocus pocus? I have seen the Zyto scan people and hit the nail on the head with suggestions over the years. Biofeedback is also a proven science that uses high technology to do it’s thing.How does this help you? It can help you choose what your body needs to balance health. It can also help you work with others in an easy, non-prescriptive way. This takes the guesswork out of “what to do for what”!
  • Rotator Cuff Injury Eased With Palo Santo Essential Oil

    Erica Brooks
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Today on Real Essential Oils User Speaks: “Rotator Cuff Injury Eased With Palo Santo” “In 1998 I injured my rotator cuff in my right shoulder. I did not see a doctor. For 10 years I had very little strength in my right shoulder. In 2008 someone told me about using Palo Santo. I did as I was told and within 4 to 5 months I regained full range of motion and with a little exercise I now have my strength back. I can even throw a baseball without pain.” Palo Santo Essential Oil Palo santo (Bursera graveolens) comes from the same botanical family (Burseraceae) as frankincense, although it…
  • Clove Essential Oil For Leg Pain After A Long Hike

    Erica Brooks
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    Today on Real Essential Oils User Speaks:  “Clove Oil For Leg Pain After A Long Hike” “While hiking in a state park in Maine, we decided to take what we thought would be a shortcut on a trail. It turned out to be no longer a hike but a rock climbing expedition. On the way down, my right leg hurt so badly that I couldn’t put my weight on it any longer and was having difficulty walking. I thought the rest of our vacation was ruined. That night I decided to try rubbing clove oil on it. The next morning to my amazement, my leg was completely fine, like nothing happened! I was so glad…