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  • Happy Traveler

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

    The Aromahead Blog
    Andrea Butje
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    This all-natural solid deodorant recipe is a sneak preview into the kinds of blends you get in Aromahead Institute’s eBook! (To purchase the Essential Living eBook, click here!) Makes about four 1 oz. deodorant tubes. Ingredients 1 oz (28 g) Beeswax 3 oz (84 g) Jojoba 20 drops Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) 20 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Tools Kitchen scale Pyrex-style large measuring bowl Medium stove top pot Glass stirring rod or spoon Four 1 oz deodorant tubes Directions: Use the “Stove Top Melting Method” to liquify and combine the base carriers. Place the…
  • Foods My Grandmother Wouldn’t Recognize

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

    E2dietitian
    e2dietitian
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Should you add this nutty little seed to your diet? Depends...
  • 3 Plants for Your Aromatic Garden

    The Aromahead Blog
    Andrea
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Plant ideas for when you start planning your garden. I like to try new plants in my garden, but I also have long-time favorites that I come back to again and again. Right now is harvest time in some parts of the world. People are bringing in squash and vegetables, and are protecting their gardens from the coming frost. In other areas, it’s just time to start the garden. Either way, now is a good time to plan! Three of my favorite aromatic plants for the garden are rosemary, lavender, and basil. I don’t feel like my garden is complete without them! Rosemary Rosemary is a remarkably…
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  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Comes to the UK Staying on schedule with your medications can get complicated. Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager is more than just a self‐directed pill reminder tool – it can help support and encourage... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 29 3 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager UK: Setup in 5 Easy Steps Learn how to set up medication reminders in 5 easy steps with the free app and website, Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager. Staying on schedule with your medi... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 62 1 ratings Time: 01:21 More in Education
  • Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Patient Dashboard

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager Patient Dashboard Care4Today™, a platform designed to support and motivate people to stay on schedule with their medications, has launched a free Patient Dashboard for health ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 222 1 ratings Time: 01:04 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson's Commitment To The Health of Moms, Babies and Children

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Johnson & Johnson's Commitment To The Health of Moms, Babies and Children Joy Marini, Executive Director, Corporate Contributions for Johnson & Johnson, explains her role at Johnson & Johnson, and how it helps to further our vision... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1361 1 ratings Time: 02:49 More in Education
  • A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launches 'A Discussion about Bipolar Disorder,' the third in a series of online videos addressing key mental health topi... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1694 12 ratings Time: 08:47 More in Education
 
 
 
 
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  • Why Scratching Makes You Itch More

    Washington University in St. Louis
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Turns out your mom was right: scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists at the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.
  • Rewiring Metabolism Slows Colorectal Cancer Growth

    University of Utah Health Sciences
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A University of Utah-led study reports that cancers select against a protein complex called the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier (MPC), and re-introduction of MPC in colon cancer cells impairs several properties of cancer, including growth. The research, which appears online on Oct. 30 in Molecular Cell, implicates changes in a key step in metabolism - the way cellular fuel is utilized - as an important driver of colon cancer that is also likely to be important in many other cancer settings.
  • Patients at High-Risk for Lung Cancer Are More Likely to Receive Screening When Primary Care Provider Is Familiar with Guideline Recommendations

    American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Patients at high-risk for developing lung cancer are more likely to receive low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening when their primary care provider is familiar with guideline recommendations for LDCT screening for lung cancer, according to research presented today at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.
  • Medicare Costs Analysis Indicates Need for Decreasing Use of Biopsies as Diagnosis Tool for Lung Cancer

    American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Biopsies were found to be the most costly tool prescribed in lung cancer diagnosis, according to research presented today at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.
  • Molecular Tumor Markers Could Reveal New Therapeutic Targets for Lung Cancer Treatment

    American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Analysis of 607 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) lung tumors and neuroendocrine tumors (NET) identified common molecular markers among both groups that could reveal new therapeutic targets for patients with similar types of lung cancer, according to research presented today at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.
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  • Same- Sex Marriage Now Recognized In Six Additional States

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The United States federal government will now recognize same- sex married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturday.
  • The Transhumanist Future Of Sex

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

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

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

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    When Stacy Rybchin — founder of a small, New York-based sex -toy startup — tried to sign up for online payment services with Stripe in August, she was turned away.
 
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  • Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.
  • Watch: Nurse Breaks Ebola Quarantine

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Police keep an eye on Kaci Hickox as she goes on a bike ride in Maine.
  • Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.
  • U.S. FTC sues Gerber over health claims in baby formula ads

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is suing baby food maker Gerber, owned by Nestle SA, alleging it advertised that its Good Start Gentle formula would reduce the risk of a baby developing allergies despite having no proof for the claim. The Federal Trade Commission, which filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, said Gerber put stickers on the baby food which said the formula would "reduce the risk of developing allergies." The FTC also said Gerber advertised that the Food and Drug Administration approved its health claims, although the agency had not done so. ...
  • Chicago high school evacuated, nine taken to hospital

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago high school was evacuated on Wednesday due to a suspicious odor that was investigated as a possible natural gas leak and nine students were taken to local hospitals as a precautionary measure, all in good condition, police said. Police said preliminary information was that there may have been a natural gas leak, but it was later ruled out. Harper High School in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side was evacuated shortly after 10 a.m., said Jose Estrada in the Chicago Police Department news affairs office. ...
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    WHO news

  • WHO welcomes Swissmedic approval of Ebola vaccine trial at Lausanne University Hospital

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). This marks the latest step towards bringing safe and effective Ebola vaccines for testing and implementation as quickly as possible. Approval means that the vaccine can be used on approximately 120 individuals in Lausanne. The trial, which is receiving support from WHO, is the latest in a series of trials that are ongoing in Mali, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    WHO convened a meeting with high-ranking government representatives from Ebola-affected countries and development partners, civil society, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies yesterday to discuss and agree on how to fast track testing and deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to impact the Ebola epidemic. WHO was called upon by all parties to ensure coordination between the various actors.
  • Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola virus disease. The Ministry received positive laboratory results, from PCR testing, on Thursday and informed WHO immediately. In line with standard procedures, samples are being sent to a WHO-approved laboratory for further testing and diagnostic work. In telephone conversation on Thursday night, health officials gave WHO the following details about the case, which is currently undergoing intense investigation.
  • Statement on the 3rd meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    The third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the IHR 2005 regarding the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, from 13:00 to 17:10 CET. This meeting was convened in advance of the 3-month date of the expiration of the temporary recommendations issued on 8 August 2014 and their extension on 22 September 2014, owing to the increase in numbers of cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and the new exportation of cases…
  • Summary report of a WHO High-level meeting on ebola vaccines access and financing

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    A high-level emergency meeting, convened by WHO at the request of several governments and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, was held on 23 October to look at the many complex policy issues that surround eventual access to experimental Ebola vaccines. Ways to ensure the fair distribution and financing of these vaccines were discussed in an atmosphere characterized by a high sense of urgency. This sense of urgency was conveyed in many ways – from plans for the different phases of clinical trials to be performed concurrently rather than consecutively, to suggested partnerships…
 
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  • Mushrooms: The Other Other White Meat

    CalorieLab
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Brian Glanz/Flickr People who are trying to reduce the amount of meat in their diets often substitute mushrooms for meat. Mushrooms do have a meaty texture and add a flavor known as umami, that tends to be very satisfying, which makes them ideal to include in pasta sauce, stews, casseroles, chili and other mixed dishes to maintain a rich flavor and texture while reducing or eliminating the meat they contain. Mushrooms are great, but they have their limits But mushrooms are not a substitute for meat nutritionally, especially for vegetarians and vegans, because they are not…
  • Hard Times May Force Big Soda and Big Mac to Health Up

    CalorieLab
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Thomas Hawk/Flickr They may be coming to their $en$e$ Time was, a Big Mac and a Coke was seen as symbolizing the classic American meal. But that was then and this is now, and there is a growing recognition that a Big Mac and a Coke symbolize everything that is wrong with the classic American meal. The fast-food and soda industries have resisted the best efforts of health professionals, dietitians and even state legislatures to make them improve their products nutritionally, but the question now is, can they resist the laws of economics? Because they are now confronting a force…
  • Don’t Cancel Daylight Savings Time: Do It Year-Round, Says Dr. J

    CalorieLab
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Ken Colwell/Flickr I don’t know about you, but I hate changing the clocks at this time of year from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Depressing Time. We might as well just give kids miner’s hats with lights like the dwarfs wore in Snow White: they can whistle their way to school. Now a serious study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Bristol in the U.K., reported in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity seems to support my curmudgeoney tendency to leave well enough alone: The more…
  • Rapid Weight Loss with Liquid Diets Sticks for 3 in 10, Say Researchers

    CalorieLab
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The race may not always be to the swift, but weight loss can be To be successful at losing and maintaining weight, slow and steady wins the race. This is the conventional wisdom. But now a recent study out of Australia challenges that paradigm. The study, led by Joseph Proietto, a University of Melbourne professor and head of the weight control clinic at Austin Health in Australia, has found that rapid weight loss was just as good as gradual weight loss for long term weight control. Weight-loss shakes vs. leisurely weight loss The researchers recruited 200 obese adults with BMIs ranging from…
  • Chia Seeds: From Novelty Gift to Nutritional Supplement

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

  • How I Feel About Soda Tax

    Laura Moncur
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I saw this video yesterday and it kind of riled me up. I don’t think soda should be taxed. I also don’t think cigarettes should be taxed. It’s hard to stop drinking sugary drinks. It’s hard to quit smoking. But I don’t want the government sticking its nose in my business. I KNOW huge corporations are trying to sell me sugar water. It’s kind of OBVIOUS. There are commercials for it EVERYWHERE!! That doesn’t mean that I want the government to step in and tax it. What I want is to be able to choose on my own. I CHOOSE every day not to drink sugary…
  • A Smile Increases Your Face Value

    Laura Moncur
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Oh, Animal Crossing… I get the BEST advice from you: It reads: A smile increases your face value. Isn’t it true?! When I’m walking around with a big, goofy smile on my face, every person I pass smiles back at me, which makes me even happier and makes my goofy smile even BIGGER! Image via: Animal Crossing New Leaf
  • Food Avoidance

    Laura Moncur
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Food is everywhere. All over my FaceBook and Pinterest boards. I can’t seem to avoid it. But that is EXACTLY what I need to do. I saw this quote today and it really reminded just how great Jennifer Hudson is: Avoidance is a great tool to get away from food in my face all day long. Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012 When I read that book, she really inspired me and I feel like I need to go back and read it again. YES! I CAN avoid food. I can scroll past those posts on Facebook. I can unfollow any boards devoted to food that my friends…
  • An Understanding of Ourselves

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

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

  • ‘The Daily Show’ Effect: Why We Love (and Trust) Fake News

    Jill Ettinger
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    “The Daily Show” and other fake news programs seem more real than real news these days. When did comedy become so serious? These are interesting times we’re living in. The 24-hour news channels are inundating us with urgent breaking news stories. Sometimes, they do so accurately, but often times they’re just using urgency for the sake of ratings – which, I guess, are urgent in their own way. Thank goodness we can find reprieve from the oh-so-serious news agencies with programs like “The Daily Show”, “The Colbert Report” and John Oliver’s…
  • The Sad Reasons Eating Disorders and Sexual Assault are Linked

    Abbie Stutzer
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sure, say all you want about Kesha’s music (I for one am a fan of her ridiculous, I-know-what-I’m-doing excess), but she’s a strong woman. And she’s one of the first people who has talked about how eating disorders and sexual assault are related. A few weeks ago, Kesha “went forth with a lawsuit” against Dr. Luke, her former manager. The lawsuit claims that Dr. Luke “drugged her, sexually abused her and physically assaulted her.” Kesha revealed this information to her doctors when she was in rehab for bulimia, Jezebel reports. Sources have claimed that Kesha didn’t come…
  • 4 Unexpected Ways to Younger-Looking Skin: Use Your Razor, Ladies

    Krissy Brady
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    How to use your razor to score younger-looking skin. We all love a new spin on an old favorite – especially when that new spin can help us score younger-looking skin. Ladies, I’d like to re-introduce you to… your razor. That’s right, the handy little gizmo that keeps your legs looking so fresh and so clean is also one of your best anti-aging crime fighters. The backs of your hands, neck, and décolletage are some of the most noticeable places we age, and by shaving these areas twice a week in the shower, you’re not only exfoliating your skin, but stimulating…
  • Solar Power Facts: 2015 Report Shows Residential Use By State

    Sara Novak
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Solar Power Rocks just released its residential solar power ratings by state (including the District of Columbia), based on criteria that lead to strong financial incentives to install solar panels. Find out your state’s solar power facts. The report includes detailed discussions of each state broken down by criteria, including areas where each state excels and those where it falls short. It also shows how state legislatures can impact change on the solar market in each state. What are the prospects for your state? Read on to find out your solar power facts by state. Top Ten States for…
  • 12 Cute Handbags Sporting Even Cuter Handles

    Krissy Brady
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cute handbags with short handles are making a serious splash. Here are our top picks. Remember those ginormous handbags we were carrying around just a few short months ago? You know, the ones that made you walk on a slant? I’m happy to report your shoulders can finally take a breather: Cute handbags with short handles are the new black, and the wide variety of styles available has left me all verklempt (in a good way). There’s nothing I’m looking forward to more than ditching that awkwardly long shoulder strap that makes me feel like I should be delivering mail. Here are 12 cute…
 
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Research and Interpretation

    Selena Horner
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    It amazes me how I can take a perfectly fine vegetarian recipe and with one additional ingredient, that makes it taste better to me, the dish is no longer vegetarian. Spinach lasagna is good, but adding sweet Italian sausage makes it so much more delicious. How often do we do this when we read research? […] The post Research and Interpretation appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Direct Access: Bringing Balance to the Referral Relationship

    Heidi Jannenga
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Balance is a critical component of any good relationship—personal or professional. For too long, the relationship between physicians and physical therapists was seriously out-of-balance—and that pushed us into a toxic pattern of codependence and resent. Historically, we have put nearly all of our eggs in the physician referral basket—but that’s only because it was the […] The post Direct Access: Bringing Balance to the Referral Relationship appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Best Practices of Best #physical therapy Practices-Maybe We Market Better than We Think We do?

    Larry Benz
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    On Nov 6, @davidbrowder_PT and I will be presenting at the annual PPS meeting in Colorado Springs, Co (not too late to register!) on Successful Practices of Successful practices.  In essence, reporting on what practices are considered “best” that successful private practices embrace or engage.  In order to determine this, 289 private practice respondents representing […] The post Best Practices of Best #physical therapy Practices-Maybe We Market Better than We Think We do? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Surviving in Today’s Health Care World

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

    John Childs
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    As we continue to push the envelope and give therapists the opportunity to be the best, we are excited to announce EIM’s newest offering, a Pelvic Health Certificate (PHC) Program. The first cohort will launch in January 2015, and we hope that you’ll join us! At first glance, a pelvic health certification may appear to […] The post EIM’s New Pelvic Health Certificate Program! appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Dear Prudence, Here’s What You Should Have Said

    Mel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    I usually like Slate’s Dear Prudence column.  I like advice columns in general, and I like Prudie specifically because she usually doesn’t coddle or mince words.  She gets to the point quickly, and that’s how I like my advice from strangers. By covering each situation quickly, she can get through multiple situations in the same […]
  • Other Kids in Baby Clothing

    Mel
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    In the interest of space, and of perfectly good items going unused, we’ve given away most of our baby clothes.  I’ve saved a few pieces.  Okay, a lot of pieces.  Like all of their preemie clothing and clothes that hold special significance.  But for the most part, their clothes are less and less the tangible […]
  • IComLeavWe: November 2014

    Mel
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:54 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 […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 9: Seance

    Mel
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I love reading about Houdini.  I was interested in Houdini since I was a kid; even before I learned that he and his wife were infertile and remained childless. Around this time of year, articles […]
  • Trying to be Good

    Mel
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    I decided to hop on the scale and see how much weight I’d put on over the last two years.  Actually, to make it more painful, I hopped on the Wii, which not only tells you your weight but takes your nice, slender Mii and dumps that weight visually on your cartoon body just to […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Must we put others down to feel better about ourselves?

    Carla
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    (Francis may view my tattoos as mutilation.) Today’s thoughts mesh perfectly with my post about women and OLD-talk. This is not the post Id planned to share. Slotted to share was a blog where I waxed eloquently about Halloween, my love of skulls, and why I fret *not* about candy-consumption or label-reading. That was the plan. Until I stumbled upon a New York Times article & could not get it out of my head. I’m a tremendous fan of Francis McDormand. She’d always stuck me as confident, BRAZEN and unapologetically herself. Raising Arizona, Fargo, Almost Famous, Wonder…
  • Is OLD talk the new FAT talk?

    Carla
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Once upon a time there lived a Misfit and her Mini-Me. Our Misfit was all about taking up space in the world, being big, strong and HEARD. Her Mini-Me, while only 8.75 years old, appeared to follow suit. She, too, loved being brazen strong. She knew she was her own superhero: She loved the SIZE & *BULK* of her burgeoning muscles and would display them without being asked. Frequently. Our Misfit was pretty damn prideful happy. Look at the AWESOMENESS Ive raised. In a home sans-scales so much GREATNESS can happen!! She wasn’t arrogant or judgmental—but she thought she had the…
  • Are you *emotionally* overweight? (guest post)

    Carla
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    When was the last time someone said something to you that Totally. Blew. Your Mind? It happened to me this summer. Here’s the story. I was sitting next to a woman at a meeting, and we begin chatting about our children (of course). She shared that her 14 year-old daughter had recently met her long-lost father who, after more than a decade of being ghost, resurfaced with a burning desire to be a Real Father. The woman was, understandably, cautious. The daughter was, naturally, thrilled. They invited the father to the daughter’s upcoming 8th grade promotion ceremony and hoped for the best.
  • I wore my #wycwyc tee out.

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

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

  • New 50-Mile PR at the Beautiful Fall 50m USATF Road National Championships

    Scott Dunlap
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Last Saturday, I had the great pleasure of joining 670+ runners for the 9th annual Fall 50 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, this year’s USATF 50-Mile Road National Championship. We had an epic day of fast running and smiles, much in thanks to optimal weather, great competition and race organization, and one of the best post-race parties in our sport! I was thrilled to come away with a 7th place finish, a new 50-mile PR (6:11), and my second USATF Masters National title this year. But most of all, I will cherish the charm and embrace of this wonderful slice of Wisconsin community that kept a smile on my…
  • UROC Moves to Auburn, CA for 2015

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

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

  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Once-weekly insulin shot - Novo Nordisk's next idea http://buff.ly/1tiUC6vHow Lufthansa Cares for Passengers' Medical Needs http://buff.ly/1pK4ILCHow scammers trick your mind - they repeatedly use one or more of the same 7 persuasion principles. Scammers have used these principles for centuries. For instance, the Nigerian email scam might seem the product of the digital age, but a version of it existed in 16th Century Europe. http://buff.ly/1rIf4jo -- Understanding scam victims: 7 principles for systems security (University…
  • Is math discovered or invented? TED-Ed video

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Hand-grip strength is an amazingly good predictor of future rates of mortality and morbidity, or sickness http://buff.ly/1BK759H -- Hand grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults http://buff.ly/1DglFaI -- Measuring hand-grip strength is very simple and cheap. Every primary care doctor should have a dynamometer in their office. At every visit, the doctor could check grip strength for older patients. If someone was in the 45th percentile for their age and the…
  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Triggers and How They Affect Recovery

    Jennifer Marshall
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Knowing is half the battle. I found this to ring true in my experience with managing my mental illness during my pregnancies and postpartum. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1 in 2006. It took over a year for me to find the right psychiatrist, the right combination of medications, and the right techniques through […] The post Triggers and How They Affect Recovery appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Arm Yourself with Information

    Robin Farr
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    A guest post by Kristin Shaw When I was going through a divorce in 2004, I was sad, hurt, angry, and I cried a lot. A whole lot. I prayed to make the pain stop, and I would call my mother sobbing. “I can’t take this, Mom,” I would say. I’m sure her heart was […] The post Arm Yourself with Information appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsWow. Sounds almost like my story. Divorced. Then met a great ... by Nickole 
  • 6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder

    ADriane Nieves
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    When we found out I was pregnant (far sooner than we had planned), my husband and I decided right away that no matter what course of treatment  we decided upon after speaking with my doctors, our number 1 priority was my mental health. Still absorbing the shock, I remember my husband standing in our bedroom […] The post 6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsExcellent article, ADriane. My bipolar disorder was actually ... by Dyane…
  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2

    ADriane Nieves
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Parenthood is, in a lot of ways, just a bunch of sleepless nights bleeding into long days. That sounds kind of bleak, but I’m not sure there’s a more complex state of being than that of being a parent. You’re always being pulled in multiple directions and overcome with conflicting emotions. And, honestly, I’m not […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2 appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for sharing your experience. I often encounter mom's ... by AmeliaGreat article. I still…
  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood

    ADriane Nieves
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Liz Bauman is an American wife, mom, and writer living in Weisbaden, Germany. When she’s not camped out behind her computer screen, she quests for castles, plays Dungeons and Dragons, and drinks a lot of tea. Earl Grey. Hot. She’s also one of my favorite people, and a woman who’s personhood and journey through motherhood […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBy: Let's Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2 - Postpartum Progress by Let's…
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    Medgadget

  • Skin Patch Detects Multiple Protein Biomarkers for Blood-Free Disease Detection

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Cryogenic scanning electron microscopy micrograph of a microprojection array inserted in mouse skin. Epidermal (E) and dermal (D) layers are indicated and separated by a dashed line. This technique allows to visualize the array applied to the skin in situ. Simon Corrie, University of Queensland Blood draws are often the first step in diagnosing all kinds of diseases, but many people, especially kids, just can’t stand the process. Moreover, taking blood samples requires having trained staff performing the procedure, often a rare commodity, especially in underdeveloped nations. A team of…
  • Technique Keeps Tumors Alive in 3D to Test Individual Cancer Therapies

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Human tumor organoids that respond to an anticancer drug begin shrinking within 72 hours while those that are resistant to the drug continue to grow. (Skala Lab / Vanderbilt) Fluorescent images of breast tumor organoids show the level of metabolic activity in the pathways that the cells use to get the energy they need to divide. The blue color indicates a low activity level while orange represents a high activity level. The top two images are organoids of mouse breast tumor cells treated with the anticancer drug trastuzumab. The fact that they are predominantly blue indicates that the drug is…
  • Soft Exosuit to Help Soldiers Run Up Mountains, May Herald Next Gen Rehab Devices

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    The U.S. military is keen on developing powered exoskeletons that may one day help soldiers run faster, carry more weight across difficult terrain, and help reduce fatigue during long missions. While those are proper goals for a military, we are giddy about the same technology being used to help stroke patients regain their footing, get paralyzed people walking again, and assist the frail and elderly in keeping up active lifestyles unhindered by weak muscles and joints. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is now testing on behalf of DARPA a soft suit developed at Harvard’s Wyss Institute…
  • Liquid Crystal Polymer Capsules Deliver Targeted Chemo to Brain

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Intracranial neoplasms are notoriously difficult to kill. Part of the problem lies in delivering chemo drugs to the brain, currently done by injecting the compounds into the blood stream with the hope that enough will cross and reach their targets before causing too much damage to the rest of the body. While chemo can be more effective in the rest of the body, the blood-brain barrier prevents the full force of chemotherapy from attacking intracranial tumors. Now researchers from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University have reported in Proceedings of the National…
  • Amiko Automatic Inhaled Medication Tracker (VIDEO)

    Editors
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Remembering to take medication at the right time every day is a challenge for a lot of patients, often leading to poor treatment outcomes when a proper regimen is not followed. There are a number of tools out there that can help you make sure you’re on schedule, each having its own solution to the problem, and a new device called Amiko for people that use inhalers takes its own novel approach to medication adherence. The folks behind the Amiko are now raising money on Indiegogo to commercialize the product. The Amiko easily attaches to commonly used inhalers and, once paired with a…
 
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    VitalJuiceDaily.com

  • Omega VRT330 Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Omega VRT330 Silver                         All of the Omega vertical masticating juicers provide quiet operation. In a busy household, with sound pollution all around, the last thing you want is a juicing machine that is loud enough to wake up your neighbors. Omega VRT 330 is a low-speed juicer which makes it very quiet. Its vertical orientation takes less counter space, and its single auger has enough power to juice anything from hard apples to fibrous or stringy celery and beneficial green leafy vegetables. Omega VRT has enough…
  • Omega Juicer J8006

    Life Coach
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Omega Juicer J8006 Nutrition Center Omega J8006 Masticating Juicer Review Juicing is an action that like most actions has an intangible cost like cleaning time and a tangible cost that includes the actual cost of the juicer and the ingredients. To compare juicers on sale, you need to reach a balance between the two. Best juicer machines also need to provide a balance between your investment of time, resources and money and the benefits they provide. A busy mom with kids who continuously finds way to avoid eating vegetables needs to find creative ways to get the nutrition her family needs…
  • Best juicer recipes gone bad – The Dirty Dozen

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

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

    Life Coach
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Once you get over the fact that trituration is a real word that means chew and grind to a fine powder you get to the reason why Green Star uses triturating juicer instead of masticating juicer. Before we get to that, a basic anatomy and biology review helps to remember what the original and most natural juicers are. That is your teeth. Your teeth, by chewing, grind, no so much cut, the food especially fruits and vegetables. The grinding actions of chewing in the presence of natural enzymes in the mouth breaks down the cellular structure of the food and release the nutrients inside. Even if we…
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  • Do EMRs improve patient safety? A debate.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/karen-s-sibert" rel="tag">Karen S. Sibert, MD</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    “I’m here to say ‘Yes, they can,’ which is different from ‘Yes, they always do,’” says James Moore, MD, president-elect of the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA). To the contrary, enthusiasm for electronic medical records (EHRs) is part of a “syndrome of inappropriate overconfidence in computing,” argues Christine Doyle, MD, the CSA’s Speaker of the House. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Why company-paid egg-freezing threatens medicine and motherhood

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alexandra-sowa-mcpartland" rel="tag">Alexandra Sowa McPartland, MD</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recently, reports surfaced that two Silicon-valley giants, Apple and Facebook, are covering elective ooycte cryopreservation, a.k.a. egg freezing, for its female employees.  Silicon Valley, like medicine, has a shortage of women at the top and it is presumed that this move will attract more women to enter — and stay — in the field of technology. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • The lessons hospitals and physicians can learn from Ebola

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-klein" rel="tag">David Klein, MD</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Among reams of coverage on the Ebola outbreak, Politico just published a characteristic story with the headline, “In the world of Ebola, no room for error.” The only problem is that is as soon as you introduce a human element to any system, there will be error. 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, October 30, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: Disease Activity Linked to Lipid Elevation in RA. Measures of disease activity at baseline and changes in those markers with tocilizumab (Actemra) treatment among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were independently associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events. Ebola: Vinson Thanks God and the Medics. Nurse Amber Vinson, thanking God and her medical team, has been released from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital after a 14-day battle with Ebola. Healthcare Serial Killings Down in U.S. but Up Globally. The number of serial killings…
  • The Ebola quarantine: Is 21 days enough?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/manoj-jain" rel="tag">Manoj Jain, MD, MPH</a>
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A few weeks ago an emergency room doctor called our infectious disease physician group concerning a patient who had returned from Liberia and was having nausea and vomiting. Several of the patient’s family members had died of Ebola. As panic struck us, our decisive question was: When did he return from Liberia? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for screening and isolating patients for possible Ebola infection are clear: Any person who is presenting with symptoms (which include fever, headache, vomiting and stomach pain) along with a history of travel to West African…
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  • Day 2 @ 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit has started!

    SharpBrains
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    After a great Day 1 yesterday, we have another excellent Summit Agenda today. We look forward to it, and to sharing the main insights and take-aways with the SharpBrains community!
  • 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit starts today

    SharpBrains
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    The 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit is starting today Tuesday, October 28th, at 8.15am US Pacific Time (San Francisco, CA time)! Each of the blue dots in the map below represents a participant (or group of participants) — more than 200, in 17 countries! (Registration is now closed; Registered participants can already enter the virtual meeting room as instructed by email)
  • Cognitive maintenance 2.0: From crossword puzzles to targeted mental stimulation

    SharpBrains
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The Silver Economy: Brain training fired up by hard evidence (Financial Times): “Not so long ago, people kept ageing brains active through reading and writing, talking with friends and family, and perhaps playing cards or doing puzzles. Now a rapidly growing number are taking a high-tech approach to cognitive maintenance, through computer programs designed to stimulate the brain… Two factors lie behind this rapid growth. One is the improving hardware and software, particularly graphics, that make brain-training programs appealing to elderly users who are not comfortable with computers or…
  • Douglas Ziedonis (UMass­ Med­ical School) to speak on scaling up meditation and mindfulness

    SharpBrains
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    Excited to announce that Dr. Dou­glas Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at at the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts Med­ical School, will share his work and insights on Scal­ing up med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness via well­ness pro­grams and biofeed­back sensors at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th). Dr. Ziedo­nis is also Pres­i­dent of UMass Memo­r­ial Behav­ioral Health Ser­vices. He is inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized for his research and lead­er­ship in address­ing co-occurring…
  • How can front-line professionals incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices?

    SharpBrains
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Don’t miss the ses­sion How can front-line pro­fes­sion­als incor­po­rate the emerg­ing brain health toolkit to their practices at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit next week, featuring: Eliz­a­beth Frates, Direc­tor of Med­ical Stu­dent Edu­ca­tion at the Insti­tute of Lifestyle Medicine Dr. Cather­ine Madi­son, Direc­tor of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Cen­ter at Cal­i­for­nia Pacific Med­ical Center Bar­bara Van Amburg, Chief Nurs­ing Offi­cer at Kaiser Per­ma­nente Red­wood City Kate Sul­li­van, Direc­tor of the Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter at…
 
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    The Health Care Blog

  • The Self-Health Era

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    By CECI CONNOLLY If you’re wearing a wristband that counts your steps, a patch that monitors your vital signs or a watch that tracks your heart rate, you are in the minority. And if you paid $300 or more for any of those items, you are among the nation’s quantified self-health elites. Judging by the […]
  • Health 2.0 Announces Agenda Highlights for WinterTech

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Health 2.0 announces the inaugural event, WinterTech: The New Consumer Health Landscape on January 15th, 2015 during JP Morgan Week in San Francisco, CA. Industry leaders Walmart, Samsung, Target, Qualcomm Life, MyFitnessPal and many others will discuss major digital health themes in the marketplace such as: investing in consumer health, the new role of retail […]
  • Ebola and the Information Flow Challenge

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    By TODD ROTHENHAUS The Ebola crisis in Texas has tested our nation’s health care system in many ways, exposing weaknesses and potential breakdowns. In particular, the incident with the first diagnosed Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian underscores a fundamental issue with information liquidity between providers, their care teams, and across the continuum of care. The ability […]
  • A Shout Out To Our Sponsors

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    THCBist THCB thanks our corporate supporters InterSystems. Our technologies enable healthcare organizations to rapidly connect processes, applications and people – and clinicians to make decisions with complete information. Learn more:  visit InterSystems.com Stop by today at #CHIME14 BPI showcase for @InterSystems & @NorthShoreLIJ whitepaper on #caremanagement! http://bit.ly/1woIDIE  Send a message of support to THCB’s community: […]
  • The Promise of Informatics-Enabled Research: The California Mastectomy Study

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    By KATHLEEN ALLER Like far too many women, I know what it means to confront the prospect of breast cancer. I spent the better part of a year in watchful waiting for what eventually proved to be a benign lump. Some of my friends participate in randomized clinical trials in hopes of being among the […]
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    Bad Science

  • My new book is out today. Here is the introduction. Hooray!

    Ben Goldacre
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    My new book is out today: a collection of columns, journalism and essays, but also some of my more colourful government reports, academic papers, and more. It looks lovely. Here is the introduction. Hooray! ……  Amazon ………………….. …………………. Audible ……… ……….  Waterstones  ………. ….. Kindle   …………………….. ……….   Local  ………………….
  • Weirdly long and fun Absolute FM radio interview

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

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    Sorry to be absent, I’ve about a zillion big things shortly coming to fruition, at which point expect a deluge. Everyone is having kittens about statins and the BMJ at the moment. Here’s what I wrote as a rabid response on the latest BMJ editorial about it, and a disco soundtrack to keep your attention […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • R.I.P., McKenzie Lowe. Stanislaw Burzynski failed you.

    Orac
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    R.I.P., McKenzie Lowe. Unfortunately, Stanislaw Burzynski was no more able to save you than anyone else, his claims of great success treating pediatric brain tumors notwithstanding: HUDSON — Thirteen-year-old Hudson resident McKenzie Lowe died Friday evening after a 2-year-battle against an aggressive and inoperable brain stem tumor. McKenzie died at 10:27 p.m. in her own…
  • Here they come to save the day! Homeopaths vs. Ebola, again

    Orac
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    If there is one thing that the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa has revealed to the world, it’s the full extent of quackery that is out there and advertised as being able to treat deadly diseases such as Ebola. The deadlier the disease, the more quackery is out there, amplified by the scariness of the…
  • Ebola, “right-to-try,” and placebo legislation

    Orac
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the biggest medical conspiracy theories for a long time has been that there exist out there all sorts of fantastic cures for cancer and other deadly diseases but you can’t have them because (1) “they” don’t want you to know about them (as I like to call it, the Kevin Trudeau approach) and/or…
  • A little shameless self-promotion and begging

    Orac
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here’s a little shameless self-promotion, which we editors at Science-Based Medicine indulge in from time to time. This time around, I’d just like to mention that I’m the guest on the latest episode of the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, where I was permitted to pontificate about children with cancer whose parents deny them chemotherapy.…
  • Antivaccine wingnuts, stay away from my Halloween Kit Kats and Reese’s!

    Orac
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Grant deadline today, which means I didn’t have time to produce yet another scintillating epic for my not-so-super-secret other blog. I did, however, have time to take note of a highly annoying thing on Facebook that was brought to my attention last night and is worth a brief mention here, so that the blog doesn’t…
 
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    World of Psychology

  • The Uproar Over the New Samaritans Radar Twitter App

    Psych Central Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Ed: We invited Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) to share the perspective from the Twitterverse on a new Twitter app released yesterday by the UK charity, the Samaritans, meant to help people who express suicidal words on Twitter. We also asked the Samaritans for their response to the concerns expressed within this article, but they did not respond to our request. People are raising concerns about the Samaritans Radar Twitter app launched in the UK on 29th October are coming at it from 6 main angles. At present, the guidance from the Samaritans says that, “Unfortunately, we can’t remove…
  • Overcoming the Stigma of Couples Therapy

    Harriet Pappenheim, LCSW
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    The word “therapy” carries unfortunate negative connotations in our society. Couples therapy provokes its own particular brand of stigma. Many couples keep the fact that they go to couples therapy private, out of fear of being judged by other couples, or seen as dysfunctional. Many are ashamed themselves of having to seek therapy. More still choose to not seek out help in the first place, believing that therapy is unnecessary or means that there is something wrong with them. It’s impossible to receive help when you are closed off to it, and when you yourself have misgivings…
  • Can a Better Romantic Relationship Lead to Better Parenting?

    Psych Central Staff
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Do you believe your partner should come before your kids? I read this quote recently: “The best thing a society can do for itself is to promote and support healthy couples, and the best thing partners can do for themselves, for their children, and for society is to have a healthy relationship.” - Harville Hendrix, author of Getting the Love You Want Seriously? The “best” thing we can do for our kids is to have a good relationship with our partners? That’s fine in theory, but what if our relationship is just okay, or good sometimes with long periods of mediocrity, or…
  • Mindful Self-Compassion and Parenting

    Kellie Edwards
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Self-compassion has three components: 1. The kindness we would show a friend is directed toward ourselves. 2. A recognition that pain and suffering is part of life — it’s something every human being goes through. 3. Mindfulness. Here are the benefits I have gained from self-compassion: Far less criticism of my husband (phew!). More natural and spontaneous kindness, generosity and forgiveness toward myself and others. A lighter, more fun engagement with life. Greater curiosity about what arises and less desire to push negative feelings aside. Greater self acceptance — in good…
  • 5 New Theories on the Cause of Depression

    Therese J. Borchard
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I grew up thinking depression was as simple as one little transmitter getting lost somewhere on his way from one neuron to the other, much like I do when I venture farther than five miles from home. It’s an easy explanation — a chemical imbalance in the brain — one that pharmaceutical companies have adopted to craft creative commercials like the Zoloft egg not chasing the butterfly. But depression is so much more complex than that. Here are a few other plausible causes of depression that have surfaced from recent studies: 1. Faulty brain wiring. When experts scanned the brains…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • The Craziest Things Republican Candidates Have Said About Climate Change In One Video

    Amber Ferguson
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    This story originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Can the GOP's 2014 candidates give a straight answer on climate change? It appears not. Many Republican candidates have offered roundabout answers to climate change questions. Some have said the climate isn't changing at all, while others have disputed research showing that human activity is driving those changes. Then there's Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM), who said during a debate this year that he's confident our climate isn't changing because he has "Googled this issue." Lee…
  • 5 New York Epidemics That Were Way Worse Than Ebola Will Be

    Tim McDonnell
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    An 1865 cartoon from Harper's Weekly ridicules the incompetence of the New York City Board of Health, first established to fight yellow fever. US National Library of Medicine Ebola has arrived in New York City. So should residents here be worried about a widespread outbreak? Almost certainly not: The disease is not airborne, and infected patients are only contagious once they show symptoms. Craig Spencer, the infected doctor in New York, has said he didn't have symptoms Wednesday night when he rode the subway between Manhattan and Brooklyn and went bowling. Three people he came into contact…
  • Environmentalists Don't Like Europe's New Climate Plan. Can Obama Do Better?

    James West
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Environmental groups are warning that a new European agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 sets the bar far too low. The pact—which was reached early Friday in Brussels—makes the European Union the first major bloc of countries to commit to emissions targets ahead of next year's crucial climate change talks in Paris. At the Paris meeting, world leaders will attempt to hammer out a global agreement that will keep warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The Guardian reports that in addition to their commitment to cut greenhouse emissions…
  • In Just 15 Years, Wind Could Provide A Fifth Of The World's Electricity

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

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

  • Patient Engagement: Who's the Engager & Who's the Engagee? #Pharma or Patient?

    PharmaGuy
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    "There is a subtle form of power-politics implied in just about every deployment of 'patient engagement' you're likely to encounter that can serve to deprive the patient of authority rather than promote the autonomy of the patient," says Andrew Spong (here: ‘Patient engagement': a pernicious, presumptive powerplay?).Here's more of Andrew's opinions:"More often than not, pharmaceutical companies’ ‘patient engagement’ is still done to, not done with patients. It’s small wonder that they fail so often as a consequence."It remains easy for…
  • The Boehringer Ingelheim Social Media Team Receives 5th Annual PharmaGuy Social Media Pioneer Award!

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

    PharmaGuy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    On Mobile Day at the Digital Pharma East conference (October 21, 2014), I presented a "formula" for creating "patient-centric" mobile health (mHealth) apps. My presentation focused on what I learned from comments made by REAL patients in a recent poll I hosted in conjunction with Truvio and WEGO Health (see "Patient Activists Demand Higher Quality Mobile Health Apps"). Here's my updated presentation: A Formula for Creating Patient-Centric Mobile Health Apps from Pharmaguy The "formula" (see below) was inspired by a recent #mHealthPharma Tweet…
  • #mHealtMobile Chat Takeaway: Pharma Must Involve Patients Early on When Developing Mobile Health Apps

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

    PharmaGuy
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Genentech's 4HER iPhone App for women with HER2 breast cancer includes pages and pages and page of policies and terms and conditions that users are required to read (or at least agree to) before using the advanced features of the app. Yesterday, I reviewed the Privacy Policy (about 6 screens worth of text; see here). Today, I review the "Ground Rules" for the Patient Connect feature of the app.Patient Connect allows users of the app to send email to other 4HER registered users located within a certain radius (e.g., 10 miles). You can select users you'd like to connect with…
 
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • How Lean dies

    Paul Levy
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    This story was recently related to me about a hospital in which the Lean process improvement philosophy was adopted, with strong support and encouragement by the CEO.  Over several years, it resulted in a significant cultural change in the organization, with resultant improvements in clinical care, employee satisfaction and morale, and finances.After the CEO left, the board's search consultant interviewed senior clinical leaders and administrators to learn of their hopes with regard to candidates who might serve as the hospital's new leader.  The consistent theme from the senior…
  • Up to date in Kansas

    Paul Levy
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Melissa Clarkson, from Kansas, is the relative a patient who suffered serious harm from a series of medical errors, and she writes an occasional blog on her observations.  In this piece, she relates the story of attending a Summit on Quality in Wichita, sponsored by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (which is an organization formed by the Kansas Medical Society and Kansas Hospital Association).While expressing appreciation for the success stories presented in the conference, she raised some doubts.  First, she noticed a paucity of negative reports, ones that would indicate the…
  • The vultures are at work

    Paul Levy
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Two articles in the Boston Globe set forth the view that Gary Gottlieb's leaving Partners Healthcare System was seen "as a way to ease the pain" of the controversy surrounding the big health system as "regulators grew increasingly hostile toward Partners’ desire to expand, tens of millions of dollars in losses piled up at a new in-house health insurance arm, and some doctors and hospitals bristled at a push to standardize clinical practices."This is typical after-he-left kind of nitpicking in academic medicine.  The comments in the article may or may not have something to do with the…
  • Who comes after Gary? It doesn't matter.

    Paul Levy
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Boston is abuzz with speculation as to who will be chosen to succeed Gary Gottlieb as he steps down from the helm of Partners Healthcare System.  WBUR's Martha Bebinger notes:Several internal candidates are being suggested to succeed Gottlieb including Mass. General CEO Dr. Peter Slavin, Brigham and Women’s President Dr. Betsy Nabel and Dr. David Torchiana, CEO of the Mass General Physician’s Organization. Dr. Tom Lee, who left Partners last year, and Dr. Mike Jellinek, who moved from Partners to Lahey Health earlier this year, have also been mentioned as possible candidates.The…
  • Magnetic forces

    Paul Levy
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    A blog post I wrote in 2012 about the quality assertions of the Magnet recognition program developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center raised the hackles of some close friends and colleagues.  My point, back then, was this: So, here's the question:  With all that it takes to receive Magnet® status, and with all the assertions by the ANCC about the superior nature of Magnetized institutions, what peer-reviewed data exist that support the assertion that such hospitals do in fact deliver higher quality patient care than the non-Magnetic hospitals? What prompts me to raise…
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    PharmaGossip

  • Ben Goldacre: Pharma industry has destroyed its own reputation

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why Corporate Promotion of Egg Freezing isn’t a “Benefit” to All Women

    Rachel Walden
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Apple recently announced it was joining Facebook in covering costs for female employees who opt to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Both companies are providing up to $20,000; Apple as part of its fertility coverage, and Facebook as part of its surrogacy benefits. Despite the financial generosity, this might not be a good deal for healthy employees of these companies — or for women in the workplace in general. While some news outlets have addressed the high cost of egg freezing — at least $10,000 per ovarian stimulation cycle and $500 a year for storage…
  • How You Can Help Save Tennessee From Cutting Off Abortion Access

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

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Dress Kids in Safe Halloween Costumes(HealthDay News) - Halloween costumes may be scary and spooky, but they should still be safe. Parents should make sure costumes don't obstruct vision or increase the risk of falls. The Safekids.org website offers these suggestions: - Select costumes and treat bags that are light in color, and decorate them with reflective tape. Skip the mask and opt for face paint instead. Make sure every child carries a flashlight or glow stick. Choose costumes that fit properly and aren't too long. Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights…
  • Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye TransplantTHURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) - In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new. The first kidney transplant took place in 1950, followed by the first liver transplant in 1963 and the first human heart transplant in 1967. By 2010, doctors had even managed the transplantation of a patient's entire face. One major organ still eludes the transplant surgeon, however: the entire human eye. But if one team of U.S. scientists has its way, that dream may become reality, too. "Until recently,…
  • Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) - New research supports replacing the traditional way of reimbursing doctors for care - paying for each service provided - with an alternative system that gives a set amount of money to health care organizations for patient care. "These results are encouraging, because, throughout our health care system, spending is growing at an unsustainable rate and our quality of health care is not as high as it should be," study author Zirui Song, a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical…
  • Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling(HealthDay News) - Counseling can be an effective way to deal with life's many problems and challenges. The American Academy of Family Physicians says counseling may help people cope with these issues: - Depression, grief or loss. Intimacy, relationships, fertility, infidelity or divorce. Anxiety, stress, anger, compulsion or addiction. Problems with family, career or phobias. Eating disorder, illness or chronic pain. Domestic violence. Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
  • Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney TransplantTHURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows. The findings suggest that patients should be screened for frailty before kidney transplantation, and that those identified as frail need to be closely monitored after their transplant, the study authors said. The researchers assessed frailty in 537 patients around the time of their kidney transplant. Five years later, survival rates were…
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • Good for the gander? As Alaska warms, a goose forgoes a 3,300-mile migration.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Right now virtually the entire population  – about 160,000 birds – is gathered in the sheltered and remote wetlands within the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, feasting on the most extensive beds of eelgrass on Earth. In the past, the Izembek was just a stopover in the brant's autumn journey down North America's western coastline. But nature doesn't follow that predictable course anymore.
  • Great Lakes fishery managers need insight on climate change impacts.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Great Lakes fishery managers worry that their operations may be harmed by invasive species, habitat loss and climate change in the long run, according to a new study.
  • Toxic chemicals, carcinogens skyrocket near fracking sites.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Oil and gas wells across the U.S. are spewing "dangerous" cancer-causing chemicals into the air, according to a new study that further corroborates reports of health problems around hydraulic fracturing sites.
  • Global groundwater crisis may get worse as the world warms.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    From India to Texas, people are rapidly depleting their valuable stores of groundwater - leading to the possibility that aquifers may be emptied within decades, a NASA researcher has warned.
  • Gas wastewater likely triggered 2011 quake in Colorado: USGS.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Underground disposal of wastewater from gas production likely triggered a moderate earthquake in Colorado in 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday in a study that may fuel debate over the impact of the U.S. energy boom.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • In U.S. Ebola Fight, No Two Quarantines Are Quite The Same

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    If they are lucky, the quarantined may get assigned a case worker who can play the role of a personal concierge by buying groceries and running errands. Some authorities are allowing visitors, or even giving those in quarantine permission to take trips outside to walk the dog or take a jog. Some states, such as New York and New Jersey, have gone as far as quarantining all healthy people returning from working with Ebola patients in West Africa. Others, such as Virginia and Maryland, said they will monitor returning healthcare workers and only quarantine those who had unprotected contact with…
  • 6 Head-to-Toe Toning Moves

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    By Amy Gallo for Self.com Experts agree that moves that challenge your balance fire muscles in your core, legs and booty in order to stabilize your body. Do the following strength routine in your toning shoes for an even bigger focus on balance. Plus, adding dumbbells to the workout sculpts your upper body for head-to-toe toning. The expert Amy Dixon, group fitness manager at Equinox fitness club in Santa Monica, California, created our plan.
  • 5 Food Label Items You Need to Start Reading

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    New food labels are coming to stores near you. First, the bad: If terms on food labels like “all natural,” “free range” and “light,” confused you in the past, they will continue to be confusing. I tried to help clear up some of that confusion by including a whole chapter on these tricky terms in my book, “Read It Before You Eat It,” but I’ll admit, sometimes these health halo words even confuse me! But here’s the good news: New food labels are in store! (Well, not actually in stores, but they will be on supermarket shelves eventually.) Revisions in the nutrients…
  • The Green Drink That Can Cure Nutritional Sins

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Look for high-grade liquid chlorophyll at your local health food store. Photo by Little Wolf Collective By Dana James Chlorophyll…chlorella…wheatgrass…barley grass… It’s getting confusing. If I believed everything I read about these “green” products, I’d be throwing back chlorophyll and wheatgrass shots, making barley grass concoctions and swallowing chlorella tablets every few hours. Pick one, and you’ll benefit from the ascribed detoxifying and blood alkalizing properties of all four! My personal preference: liquid chlorophyll.
  • The Simple Lunge Fix for a Firmer Butt

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Small changes in your lunge form can turn this leg exercise into a butt-building move. “Simply changing the angle of your torso can help you activate different areas of your lower body,” said Nick Tumminello, owner of Performance University International and author of Strength Training for Fat Loss. Trouble is, most people are already plenty strong there, Tumminello told Yahoo Health. An alternative: “For an all-around lower-body exercise, I recommend hinging at the hips to angle the torso forward about 45 degrees,” Tumminello said.
 
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    Reuters: Health News

  • U.S. FTC sues Gerber over health claims in baby formula ads

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is suing baby food maker Gerber, owned by Nestle SA, alleging it advertised that its Good Start Gentle formula would reduce the risk of a baby developing allergies despite having no proof for the claim.
  • U.S. nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, takes bike ride

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus ventured out of her home in Maine and took a bike ride on Thursday, defying a quarantine order and setting up a legal collision with state authorities.
  • Bristol immunotherapy shows encouraging survival in lung cancer trial

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    (Reuters) - Treatment of a common form of advanced lung cancer with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's experimental immunotherapy nivolumab led to a one-year survival rate of 41 percent in a midstage clinical trial, according to data to be presented at a medical meeting, sending the drugmaker's shares up 8.8 percent.
  • Ebola health worker restrictions could deter others: U.S. envoy

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some countries are yet to shoulder their share of the Ebola response burden and some restrictions on aid workers returning home from West African nations hit hardest by the disease could deter thousands from helping, Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, said on Thursday.
  • Liberians fast, pray for three days to break Ebola 'curse'

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    MONROVIA (Reuters) - (This Oct. 28 story has been corrected in seventh paragraph to make clear that Senegal, not Sierra Leone, was declared Ebola free)
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    The Medical News

  • Around-the-clock visitation during patient's stay improves patient satisfaction

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Regardless of the circumstances, hospitalization can be a fearful thing. Patients find themselves in a new environment, surrounded by new people, new sights, new sounds - and often, the only thing that can quell that strange sense of unfamiliarity is having a loved one there to visit.
  • Retail health clinics grow steadily in the U.S. due to drug store chains

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    The number of retail health clinics in the United States is growing steadily, thanks to drug store chains, according to Kalorama Information. In recent years, as a result of the economic downturn, retail clinic growth had been at a standstill, but 2013-14 was a year of opportunities, as the number of retail clinics reached nearly 1,600 according to the healthcare market researcher's report, Retail Clinics Market Overview and 2014 Consumer Survey Results.
  • Specific complex carbohydrates in human milk protect against Norovirus

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Norovirus is the most common cause of viral epidemic gastroenteritis. About 18% of all gastroenteritis infections are caused by Norovirus affecting 267 million people worldwide every year. According to information of the Robert Koch-Institute more than 200.000 Norovirus-infections were registered in Germany during 2012 and 2013. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report up to 21 million Norovirus-infections per year in the USA.
  • Research shows that copper could help to prevent Ebola spread

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola.
  • CVS Health collaborates with leading health systems to enhance health care services for patients

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    CVS Health announced today it has entered into new clinical affiliations with three leading regional health systems to enhance access to high-quality, affordable health care services for patients.
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Lavender-Infused Quinoa Cookies

    Heather Nicholds
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s the quinoa that makes them a little crunchy! I love using quinoa in cookies, because they add a lighter, slightly crunchy texture along with protein and minerals to make a really healthy treat. Lavender brings a really unique flavor to food, and is one that doesn’t get used often. If you see some at your local farmer’s market, or have some growing in your garden, this is an excellent way to use it. Lavender goes really nicely with sweet flavors, and pairs perfectly with the lemon, pistachios and chocolate chips in this recipe. You can use the leaves and the flowers of…
  • Is it OK to Shop at Trader Joe’s for Your Food and Produce? : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

    Kevin Gianni
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    Can’t find produce this fresh at Trader Joe’s. (White Pineapple in Quepos, Costa Rica, in 2009) My mom loves Trader Joe’s… She loves the prices, the fact that it’s a small, local-seeming grocer and she raves about the “quality” of the food. In her mind, it’s a health food store – at least she’s told us a few times that it has some “great healthy options.” When we go home for the holidays, I can guarantee that there are at least 5-10 boxed products from TJ’s in the fridge, freezer and cabinet. My mom’s not the…
  • Renegade Health Radio: Raising Healthy Children

    Kevin Gianni
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    In this podcast: In this episode we discuss Raising Healthy Children: Hear Kevin and Frederic’s personal experiences with being raised and understand how this affects everybody’s health experiences and beliefs even through today. 3:33 Why kids who may seem like “fussy eaters” may just actually not be hungry. Chances are you don’t need to worry about them starving! 9:36 How being so militant with every single bite of food that your child eats may actually be doing them more harm than good. 10:41 Understand how important it is for children to go through their own…
  • The Aging Gut: Do Probiotics and Supplemental Fiber Help Us Live Longer?

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    One thing we know for certain, a healthy gut prevents disease and promotes longevity. As we age, all parts of our body get old with us, including the gut. We’ve come to learn how important our gut is to health, but have overlooked the role it plays in aging. The gut may well turn out to be one of the modifiable factors for longevity. From Beginning to End We start life with a sterile gut, but as the infant’s head passes through the birth canal, the baby ingests bacteria that begin to instantly colonize the gut. When first put to the breast to nurse, the baby consumes unique strains of…
  • Superfood Seed Bars

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

  • Nivolumab Racks Up Another Success

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    I'm always happy to highlight impressive clinical data, and this is impressive. Bristol-Myers Squibb's nivolumab (which has been doing very well in clinical trials so far) apparently has very significant effects in refractory squamous cell lung cancer as well. 41% of the patients on the drug in the latest study are alive at the one-year mark, and expected survival is maybe 15% at best. That's a very tough patient population to treat, and this is very good news. The entire PD-1 therapeutic area looks to change the oncology landscape, because we're just barely getting into what's possible with…
  • Down With the Western Blot?

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    A reader sends along a thought that touches on a lot of the publication scandals that have happened in molecular biology over the years. A very common feature of these is manipulation of Western blots (see that graphic the other day on the Sarkar case, assembled by a reader of Retraction Watch who goes under the name of "Scrutineer", for an excellent example). In the hands of the unscrupulous, images get duplicated, swapped, stretched, flipped, contrast-adjusted and digitally whitewashed, all in the name of making a good story. But gel images seem to be an essential part of publication in…
  • Google's Nanoparticle Diagnostic Ideas

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Google's "Google X" division, the part that works on odd high-risk high-reward projects, is apparently interested in diagnostic nanoparticles. That Wired article is pretty short on specifics, but the company's Andrew Conrad revealed a few details in a talk yesterday. The idea, apparently, is to use magnetic-cored nanoparticles to interrogate various body functions, then to reconcentrate them in some superficial vein for a readout. I had thought initially that there would be a blood draw at that point, which seems like less of a leap, but apparently the idea is for some sort of across-the-skin…
  • Aileron Heads Toward the Clinic

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Aileron, the stapled-peptide company, has had its ups and downs over the past few years. They went through the typical cut-back-hard phase not too long ago, but have been rounding up more money to try out their p53-targeted idea (blogged on here). I'm glad to hear it. I would really like to see how some good stapled-peptide candidates performs in the clinic, and the p53 pathway is just the sort of hard-to-drug place you'd go with one. Aileron has one in Phase I in the growth-hormone pathway, but there's been very little news of it, from what I can see. I hope there's enough money to do a good…
  • Viehbacher Out at Sanofi

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    The talk of Chris Viehbacher being in trouble with Sanofi's board of directors was accurate: he's been dismissed. It was a unanimous vote, and the chairman cited a lack of trust and a "solitary management style" as factors. (This after a statement yesterday by Viehbacher that CEO succession wasn't on the board's agenda - they really weren't communicating, it appears). They must have really wanted him out of there before he made any more solitary moves, though, because no replacement has been lined up yet. But if the board brings up a more clubbable Frenchman from inside the company, that…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Does cancer grow more aggressively at night?

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

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

  • STAY OUT LONGER® COLDAVENGER FACEMASK FOR THE ELEMENTS

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    $50, best gift this season.The COLDAVENGER® CLASSIC FLEECE half-mask is the standard for lightweight warmth and breathability and will provide the perfect level of protection for most wintertime adventure. It is made with a breathable, quick-drying and non-pilling classic fleece that offers superior warmth without weight.The patented, medical grade COLDAVENGER® ventilator allows you to breathe freely while keeping your face dry and your airways relaxed with warm and humidified air.The COLDAVENGER® CLASSIC FLEECE design allows you to wear the half-mask as a neck gaiter when full coverage is…
  • Getting The Cork Out After That Long Run!

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

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

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

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

  • Need for patient-centered, compassionate care drives doctor

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    By Jennifer M. Loeb For me, safe patient care is more than adherence to checklists and standard operating protocols. It is a consequence of an approach to treating patients that's characterized by applying medical evidence in a patient-centric way, by ensuring that compassion enters into care decisions and by listening with purpose to a patient's articulated needs and, often helping them identify what those needs may be. I look forward to becoming a caregiver who can bring those attributes to my patient interactions. To say that I have evolved over many years to this point may be true, but it…
  • Change to small balance insurance claims process can save hospitals money

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    by Kevin L. Shrake I believe that every healthcare executive would agree that managing the complex process of sending out bills and collecting the amounts due is a challenging, labor intensive process. Take the mixed bag of self pay, Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance, follow the rules as best you can and try to carve out a modest profit. How do we counterbalance the competing incentives of wanting to get paid what we are owed versus the "deny and underpayment tactics" of the insurance companies? Every hospital in the country has a certain amount of low balance, insurance claims per…
  • Traditional communication isn't enough: Use entertainment education to fight Ebola

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    by Andrea J. Simon The World Health Organization declared the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in Africa an extraordinary event. Experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite crisis communication as critical in stemming the outbreak. The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative's Health COMpass has made social and behavior change communication materials publicly available. My organization works with healthcare providers that need or want to change. Given human nature, what usually forces this change is a crisis, and what could be a bigger crisis than the Ebola virus now…
  • The patient-centered medical home: Keys to overcoming obstacles to success

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    By Debra Beaulieu-Volk The industry holds high hopes for the patient-centered medical home model, but some adopters have struggled to achieve its triple aim of improved care experience, improved population health and reduced cost of care. In the decade since the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) first introduced the concept of this "new model of care," medical practices have learned much about the keys to PCMH implementation and success, according to Robert L. Wergin, M.D., FAAFP, a family physician in Milford, Nebraska, and president of the AAFP. FiercePracticeManagement spoke…
  • Molina Healthcare's new centralized procurement operation saves time, money

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    by Ilene MacDonald Accounts payable and the cloud may hold the secret to providing quality healthcare. At least that's what Molina Healthcare--an organization that provides healthcare to financially vulnerable families and individuals covered by government programs--discovered when it created an in-house centralized procurement operation, a move that kept administrative costs down while it expanded staff and membership. Rapid growth was the main reason the Long Beach, California-based organization, which offers health plans in nine states and has medical clinics in California, Florida, New…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Sometimes ADHD Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing?

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:37 pm
    ADHD Autopilot ErrorsIt isn't unusual for ADHD to help me out with its upsides. For instance, I sometimes rely on ADHD's penchant for distraction to alleviate Depression. When writing here, however, I tend to focus on the outlandish goof-ups for laughs. This is why today's event was so unusual. An ADHD mistake that worked to my benefit? I'm still astounded.It all began last Friday. I replied to an editor at PsychCentral after she emailed me to let me know that the recent interview on Depression was posted. I thanked her for including me in their article. I then offered to answer any questions…
  • How Would You Describe Depression?

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

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

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

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

  • A new vision for the NHS: what does it mean for cancer?

    Emlyn Samuel
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Last week NHS England, along with a range of other organisations involved in the NHS, published its future plans for the NHS – called the Five Year Forward View. In doing so, it sets out a vision for how the NHS must change to meet new challenges – such as people living longer, with complex health issues – and to make sure patients get the best care possible. In it, the new Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, sets out his plans for the NHS – and the signs are encouraging. Even the media agrees, with many seeing the report as a bold vision for the future of…
  • News digest – lung stats, political action, PARP inhibitors and more

    Henry Scowcroft
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    We released new stats showing that around 1,800 patients with lung cancer are missing out on surgery each year, because of local variations in care. This needs political action to fix – something we’re highlighting in our Cross Cancer Out campaign. In other healthcare policy news, the head of the NHS unveiled a new five-year plan for our health service, but highlighted the need for further government investment, according to the BBC. A drug we helped develop edged closer to getting a European license. Olaparib – a type of drug known as a PARP inhibitor – has shown promise…
  • No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

    Sarah Williams
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.  While we all need some sun to make vitamin D, we also need to bear in mind the risk of skin cancer – especially for fairer skinned people and those who burn more easily. This new research from an international team, and published in the journal Diabetes, investigated whether ultraviolet (UV) light could affect weight gain in mice. In our opinion The Times (paywalled) got its headline about right: Sun can stop weight gain (if you’re a mouse) The ‘mouse’ part is…
  • Coming ever closer – first PARP inhibitor on track to be licensed in Europe

    Kat Arney
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Regular readers of this blog may recognise the term ‘PARP inhibitor’. We first wrote about these exciting new drugs back in 2008 and have mentioned them regularly ever since. Designed to target cancers in people carrying inherited faults in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, PARP inhibitors have been tested in clinical trials for patients with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer caused by these genetic flaws. However, the journey from the lab to the clinic has been far from smooth, and the results have been promising but variable (including a strange case of scientific ‘mistaken identity’).
  • It’s time to Cross Cancer Out – our General Election campaign

    Lizzy Allen
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Cancer is a national issue. It affects families up and down the country. So we need to make sure that more cancers are diagnosed earlier and that everyone in the UK with a diagnosis receives the best treatment. That need is echoed today as our latest regional figures reveal that almost 2,000 lung cancer patients are missing out on life-saving surgery each year. But to turn these figures around we need political action. So with just over six months to go to the General Election, we’ve launched a new campaign, Cross Cancer Out. As politicians gear up their own election campaigns in…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Pilot Study: Aripiprazole Added to Antidepressants for Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Augmentation strategies can be used to optimize response in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who have not responded adequately to antidepressant monotherapy; however, we have no data on the use of adjunctive treatments in women with postpartum depression (PPD).   A recent study tested the effectiveness of antidepressant augmentation with aripiprazole (Abilify) in a cohort […] The post Pilot Study: Aripiprazole Added to Antidepressants for Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Older Moms at Higher Risk for Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    A recent study from Canada has observed higher rates of depression in mothers who have children after the age of 40. The prevalence of depression after delivery was about threefold higher in women aged 40 to 44 years as compared to women aged 30 to 35 years. This relationship was even stronger after controlling for potential confounders, including education level, marital status, and chronic illness (adjusted OR 3.72; 95% CI 2.15 to 6.41). The post Older Moms at Higher Risk for Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Risk of Miscarriage

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

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

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

  • Beers for low carb diet plan

    Simon
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Just because you’re on a low carbohydrate diet, does not mean you should deprive yourself of one or two occasional beer. The “low carb beer” is new to the marketing scene. Experts say UC Berkeley Wellness Letter in its differences between a beer and a “low calorie beer” are negligible. In any case, beer vendors offer a low-calorie option. Every gram counts. Know what your options are beer and finds calories count too when carbohydrates. The original “low carb” beer Michelob Ultra was the first low calorie beer sold. Original Ultra had 2.6g of…
  • Types of exercises for lower back pain

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

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

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

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

  • Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping

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

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

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

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

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

  • Banana Cream Pie Recipe

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Characteristics This recipe provides a deliciously rich and creamy banana pie. It offers an optimally healthy snack or dessert option, as it is made of wholesome ingredients in their optimally nutritious forms. For example, it uses fresh and dried fruit and soaked almonds for optimal nut digestion and nutrient density. The pie is an excellent source of healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Its nutrient-density also includes an abundance of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, and fiber. It is naturally low in sodium and cholesterol-free. This pie is super quick and…
  • Mind Your Beeswax: Why Is It So Great for the Skin?

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

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

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

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

  • What I Learned By Actually Reading That Drinking Milk Will Kill You Study

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    So a study was published the other day in The BMJ. In it authors explored their theory that milk consumption might in fact increase your risk of death and of hip fracture. Why? Well they finger D-galactose, one of the breakdown byproducts of the lactose in milk, which in animal models has been shown to be pro-inflammatory and lead to shortened lifespans and neurodegeneration. Extrapolating from the mouse models led the authors to infer that 1-2 glasses of daily milk would provide sufficient D-galactose for human harm. The authors further assert that not only can D-galactose lead to shortened…
  • One Year Into Our Office's Ministry Funded Childhood Obesity Program

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    A little over a year ago our office launched the Family Reset program - a program designed to work with the parents of 5-12 year old children whose weights are of concern. Some parents were worried about their children's potential future health concerns. Others were worried about current weight related bullying or self-esteem issues and weren't sure how best to help their kids. We wanted to put together a program and a team of health professionals to address all aspects of weight - from health to bias, from body image to fitness. Briefly, the fully funded (there's zero cost to families)…
  • Read It Before You Tweet It!

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    I know I've said this before, but I need to say it again. I honestly don't get it. I don't get how really smart folks, folks trained to critically appraise actual journal articles, folks for who evidence is reported to be extremely important, regularly tweet out press releases without first having read the study. Press releases are designed for hype and publicity, not for measured and scientifically supportable conclusions. If you care about your audience, and you also care about evidence, you owe it to both to stop, read the article in question, and link to it in your tweet along with your…
  • Guess What? Childhood Obesity Won't be Solved By Healthy Corner Stores Alone.

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    And no, the study wasn't published in the Journal of Duh, it was published in Obesity and it explored the impact of corner stores stocking healthy foods alongside all the junk on the obesity rates of surrounding schools' 4th-6th graders over the course of 2 years. And, shocker, the singular intervention of stocking healthy foods alongside chips, candy, and soda in corner stores didn't all by itself lead the surrounding 9-11 year olds to lose weight. Yet that didn't stop The Obesity Society from tweeting out, Jumping on pop pub health initiatives w/o science costs time & resources-…
  • Saturday Stories: Body Image, Complementary Medicine, and Autism

    25 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Lauren Fleshman in Runners World asks, "Do I Look Like a Man?" Nicola Davis with a great interview of Edzard Ernst, Professor of Complementary Medicine Judith Newman in the New York Times with an incredible read on the friendship between the iPhone's Siri virtual assistant and a boy with autism. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's a piece I wrote for The Globe & Mail asking why aren't RDs covered by Canada's public servant health care plan, here's a piece I wrote for US News and World Report on obesity and morbid self-righteousness, here's an op-ed I wrote for…
 
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  • You Will Soon Pay More for Prescriptions Filled at Pharmacies Selling Tobacco

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

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

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

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

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

    Rheyanne Weaver
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    For parents of children newly diagnosed with ADHD, it may seem overwhelming at first to adjust your life to best accommodate your children. Slide Title:  1) Build a relationship with your child's teacher Image:  Image Caption:  PhotoSpin Image Text:  “It is critical that parents discuss what they have found to work with their child with the teacher so those methods can be utilized at school as well,” said Nekeshia Hammond, a licensed psychologist specializing in children, teens and families. “Similarly, parents should also listen when the teacher provides…
  • 11 Healthy Reasons to Drink More Green Tea

    Rebecca Xu
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Green tea originated in China over 4,000 years ago and remains one of the most widely consumed herbs today. Slide Title:  Anticancer Properties Image:  Image Caption:  Igor Korionov/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Regular green tea drinkers have less bladder, esophageal, ovarian, and pancreatic cancers. One study showed that women who drank two or more cups of green tea every day were 46% less likely to get ovarian cancer. Slide Title:  Relaxation and Calming Image:  Image Caption:  MonkeyBusiness Images/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Drinking green tea can reduce…
  • 5 Ways to Enjoy the Fall Season and Stay Active

    Erin Kennedy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Display Title:  5 Ways to Enjoy the Fall Season and Stay Active Subtitle:  Fall isn’t just about chunky sweaters, boots and pumpkin-flavored foods. Here are 5 ways to stay active and enjoy fall. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/5-ways-enjoy-fall-season-and-stay-activ... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Support Lines You Can Call in Times of Need

    Erin Kennedy
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Display Title:  Support Lines You Can Call in Times of Need Subtitle:  When looking for emotional support or assistance, support lines can help. Check out our list of resources. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/support-lines-you-can-call-times-need Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Domestic Abuse Needs More Awareness – Get Involved!

    Erin Kennedy
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Display Title:  Domestic Abuse Needs More Awareness – Get Involved! Subtitle:  1 in every 4 women in the U.S. is affected by physical violence. I know this to be true as I am one of those women. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/domestic-abuse/content/domestic-abuse-needs-more-awarene... Align:  left Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
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    But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

  • Wigs, Hats, and Make Up… Oh My! Trying to Look Better, When You Feel Bad.

    christine
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    We have all heard the dreaded saying “But you don’t look sick?” But the last thing we want to do is walk around looking like death 24/7. It is true that when you look better you feel better, but there is a fine balance between spending tons of hours putting on full face make up, […] The post Wigs, Hats, and Make Up… Oh My! Trying to Look Better, When You Feel Bad. appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • After saying hello to my guests, I say #hellokeurig and feel like the perfect host

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

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

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

    christine
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    My father turned 66 this summer and I decided to get him a gift that was both unique and memorable. He has a great interest in family history and saved some mementos from his mother’s estate. In an old worn out shipping box in the basement I found a small reel of old fashioned video […] The post What is the perfect gift to give, when you want to give the most memorable gift? appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
 
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  • Lecture in November: The Benefits of Running & How to Get Started

    Talli van Sunder
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Date: Tuesday, November 11, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Learn a little bit about the benefits of running, and get some training tips with an Olympic Marathoner. Blake will discuss the benefits of running and how to get started safely. She will talk about some key muscle groups to address in order to prevent common running injuries, and demonstrate related exercises. She will also take some time to answer training and other running related questions. Blake Russell started running in 9th grade and has been running ever since. She…
  • Lecture in October: Adventure Running – In Pursuit of Rugged & Wild With Leor Pantilat

    Talli van Sunder
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Date: Saturday, October 18, 3:00pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab, 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: A slideshow featuring mountain photography from Leor Pantilat’s many adventures in the High Sierra and the Big Sur Coast. Leor will discuss: His recent fastest known time (FKT) on the John Muir Trail from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley (3d 7h 36m) and other FKTs in the High Sierra and WA state Training and preparation, including work/life balance, nutrition, injuries, the importance of stretching, etc. His inspiration to get into adventure running and what…
  • Wellness and Vitality Talk in July 2014

    Talli van Sunder
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    In July of 2014 at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab in Pacific Grove, CA, we started  our series of monthly health talks with Heather Lauren, a student (at that time and now graduate) of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition. Heather presented a series of 4 very informative one hour weekly talks on how to better your health through the awareness of and pursuit of proper nutrition. We were very happy to have Heather come speak at our clinic. While we constantly work on improving the health of our clients through the healing of their injuries and the strengthening of their bodies…
  • Lecture in September: The Effects of Grief, Loss & Stress on Your Body

    Talli van Sunder
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 6:30pm at In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: The Impact of Grief, Loss and Stress on the Adrenals, Thyroid, Hormones and Neurotransmitters and how to modify your habits for optimal health with Monica Montoya, ND. Dr. Montoya will discuss: The function of the adrenals, thyroid, hormones & neurotransmitters. The effect and impact of stress factors on the hormonal cascade (symptoms, mood and quality of life, both short and long term). Natural ways of coping with stress factors and how to bring awareness back to…
  • In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab, Inc. – Ribbon Cutting

    Talli van Sunder
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Please Join Us For Our Ribbon Cutting August 21st, 2014 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at 618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove (corner of Lighthouse & 17th St.) *refreshments provided
 
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • The Next Accreditation System: how fellowship programs can implement new reporting standards using a Hematology/Oncology model

    Frances Collichio, Karen Kayoumi, Lyndsey Sierra, Charles P. Clayton, Marilyn Raymond, Elaine Muchmore
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Next Accreditation System (NAS) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) began phased implementation in July 2013 (ref 1). The NAS was developed, in part, to align the education of residents and fellows with 21st century medical care. In the report from the Carnegie Foundation regarding the current status of medical education, standardization of progressive learning outcomes was one of the major recommendations cited as necessary to improve medical training (ref 2).
  • Dangerous Proximity: Splenic Infarction after Abdominal Abscess

    Ami Schattner, Meital Adi
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A 51-year-old woman was admitted with acute abdominal pain and vomiting soon after her discharge following treatment for an intra-abdominal abscess. The pain was centered at the epigastrium and left upper quadrant, increasing with inspiration and becoming severe and constant. Examination yielded only fever and epigastric tenderness. Laboratory studies were normal except for white blood cell count of 15.6X109/L and serum lactate dehydrogenase 4464 IU/ ml (normal < 460). Chest X-ray revealed a small left pleural effusion.
  • Hypothermia in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Sneha Neurgaonkar, Khalid Amin, Janaki Patel, Abdulraheem Alshangiti, Todd Simon
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an elusive autoimmune disorder with its ability to imitate other medical conditions with its varied manifestations. Disease flares are commonly treated with corticosteroid therapy. However, corticosteroids are notorious for their many adverse effects. This is a case of a patient experiencing hypothermia after the administration of corticosteroids for a Systemic Lupus Erythematosus flare.
  • Glucagonoma: A Paradoxical Presentation

    Cory Gaiser, Natasha Dhawan
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Glucagonomas are rare glucagon secreting tumors of alpha islet cells. The patient, a 74-year-old Caucasian male, was diagnosed with a non-specific pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor with liver metastases and did not exhibit specific signs of glucagonoma until weeks after therapy. This paper reviews the paradoxical presentation of a negative glucagon immunoperoxidase stained pancreatic tumor sample and the delayed onset of necrolytic migratory erythema.
  • Ezetimibe use remains common amongst medical inpatients

    Emily G. McDonald, Ramy R. Saleh, Todd C. Lee
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The US Food and Drug Administration licensed Ezetimibe in 2002 due to its ability to lower LDL-cholesterol levels, a surrogate marker for the risk of coronary artery disease. The negative results of the Effect of Ezetimibe Plus Simvastatin Versus Simvastatin Alone on Atherosclerosis in the Carotid Artery (ENHANCE) trial were published in 2008. Since then we have seen six additional years without a landmark study in favor of ezetimibe. Furthermore, the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) guidelines (2013) now strongly downplay the use of non-statin agents.
 
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • People with tuberculosis are associated with a subsequent risk of depression

    Te-Chun Shen, Chien-Yu Wang, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Chih Liao, Chia-Hung Chen, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Chi-Jung Chung
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There is some evidence that the prevalence of depression in patients with tuberculosis (TB) is higher than those in the general population. However, the incidence of depression after Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection remains unknown. Our aim was to assess the association between TB and the subsequent risk of depression.
  • Multiple nodules on the bilateral lower extremities

    Hsin-Yu Fang, Chia-Hung Chen, Wei-Chih Liao
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A 55-year-old female with a history of asthma, diabetes mellitus and hypertension presented with a 2-month history of multiple tender nodules on the bilateral lower extremities. She suffered from asthma and had been treated with, on average, 10–20mg prednisolone daily for years. Physical examination revealed multiple erythematous tender nodules, measuring 2–4cm on the bilateral lower extremities (Fig. 1, Panel A). Ulceration and purulent discharge were found in the largest nodule on the right thigh (Fig. 1, Panel A).
  • Elevated serum homocysteine is a predictor of accelerated decline in renal function and chronic kidney disease: A historical prospective study

    Amos Levi, Eytan Cohen, Micha Levi, Elad Goldberg, Moshe Garty, Ilan Krause
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    To estimate the effect of elevated serum homocysteine level on renal function decline and on the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the general population.
  • Prediction of prognosis to lamivudine in patients with spontaneous reactivation of hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure: Using virologic response at week 4

    Yang Xiang-hui, Xiao Lang, Zhang Yan, Zhang Li, Shi Xiao-feng, Ren Hong
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Current results had demonstrated lamivudine (LAM) contributed to improve liver function and short-term prognosis in patients with hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), but data concerning the outcome of long-term prognosis are limited. Our objective was to explore the prediction value of early viral response for prognosis and LAM resistance in ACLF patients with lamivudine treatment within 96weeks.
  • An inverse-to-anticipated relationship of Lp-PLA activity in diabetes: Reflection of underlying autoimmune activation

    Altan Onat, Tuğba Akbaş, Hüsniye Yüksel
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The study by Mayer Jr. and associates [1] investigating the relationship between impaired glucose metabolism and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 activity (aLp-PLA2) contributes to current knowledge. In a cross-sectional analysis of 825 patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) and/or stroke, they observed inverse relationships of aLp-PLA2 with high fasting glycemia, glycated hemoglobin A1c and with quartiles of LDLc/apoB ratio. Authors concluded that the presence of diabetes was independently associated with lower likelihood of elevated aLp-PLA2 and postulated a redistribution…
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  • AAFP Member Describes His Experience Overcoming Ebola

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    AAFP member Kent Brantly, M.D., sat down with AAFP News shortly before his speech to a packed ballroom during the AAFP Assembly on Oct. 24 to discuss his experience with Ebola infection.
  • News and Views From 2014 Congress of Delegates, Assembly

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This page provides a roundup of photos from the 2014 Congress of Delegates and Assembly, as well as social media coverage of the events, videos by and about participants, and more.
  • New 'Out and About' Assembly CME Draws Sell-out Crowds

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    At last week's AAFP Assembly, the Academy offered something new: off-site CME with an element of fun. Both Out and About sessions sold out.
  • AAFP Reveals New Name for 2015 Annual Meeting

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    At the close of the 2014 AAFP Assembly, Academy EVP and CEO Doug Henley, M.D., delivered a surprise announcement. Starting in 2015, the premier family medicine event of the year will be known as FMX, or the Family Medicine Experience.
  • Members Debate Wide Range of Public Health Policy Issues

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    AAFP members attending the 2014 Congress of Delegates in Washington took up a diverse set of resolutions, discussing topics that ranged from rapid diagnostic testing by pharmacists to working with the DEA to ease restrictions on writing electronic prescriptions for controlled substances.
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • YOUR POOP

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

    Meri Pustak
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    http://www.meripustak.com/Rockwood-and-Greens-Fractures-in-Adults-and-Children-Package-8th-Edition/Orthopaedics/Books/pid-107121
  • Story of My First Stethoscope

    Dr Muhammed Rafeeque
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Once, a little girl with a severe congenital defect consulted me for the treatment of some acute infection. During case taking, she pointing at my stethoscope, and somehow whispered in a low pitched voice (due to her defect): “Will you please give me this when you purchase a new one? Because I want to be a doctor!” Might be due to my sympathy to a girl with severe birth defect, I gave my old stethoscope to her. But I was little doubtful that she may not be able to go for higher studies. After a few months, her family shifted to another place, after that I had no contact with her family…
  • Human creative science there for science creative scientist. niru.partheepan.

    Partheepan Niru
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    Keep the leader toward the sky not to your ruff : niru.partheepan
  • Fatty Liver Disease On The Rise: What Is It And Can It Be Prevented?

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

    GruntDoc
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Think back to the last time you had to navigate a customer-service situation. Perhaps you were trying to make a doctor’s appointment when few convenient times were available, or you may have been speaking with a credit-card rep in an effort to get a onetime waiver on a late payment charge. Maybe you were speaking with an airline representative in hopes of finagling priority seating. Did you adopt a warm tone and play nice? Or did you raise your voice and speak aggressively? You are a nice person, so you probably chose the kind route. The tough pill for most of us to swallow is that…
  • In which I and my ‘style’ are vindicated. Grumpy People Get the Details Right nym.ag/1CwHwYp via @thescienceofus

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    In which I and my ‘style’ are vindicated. Grumpy People Get the Details Right nym.ag/1CwHwYp via @thescienceofus Related posts: Perhaps something good will come of ebola: maybe we can finally get people to stop wearing scrubs out of the hospital. Perhaps something good will come of ebola: maybe we can... RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100 watt light bulbs but we won’t ban importing of people from Ebola countries. #… RT @MelissaTweets: RT @JJPatriot: We banned the import of 100... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • “@MDaware: common misnomer – most emergency “rooms” are actually peninsulas”

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    20 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    “@MDaware: common misnomer – most emergency “rooms” are actually peninsulas” Related posts: Did she see the jacket yet? “@MDaware: LittleAware is nonplussed about joining the Cobra Kai pic.twitter.com/QCZXc7WloT” Did she see the jacket yet? “@MDaware: LittleAware is nonplussed... @doconskis @mdaware @cbsdfw @aceofspadeshq Defining illness down. Think ‘prehypertension’. @doconskis @mdaware @cbsdfw @aceofspadeshq Defining illness down. Think ‘prehypertension’.... @monashanaes @ketaminh @MDAware hardest hit @monashanaes @ketaminh @MDAware…
  • RT @TheTechDoc: Air Force training sir! pic.twitter.com/FLYlbfDcmW

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    20 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
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  • How could an ER miss Ebola? Let me explain… | EdwinLeap.com edwinleap.com/how-could-an-e… via @twitterapi

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    19 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    How could an ER miss Ebola? Let me explain… | EdwinLeap.com edwinleap.com/how-could-an-e… via @twitterapi Related posts: Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide For Healthcare Workers thehappyhospitalist.blogspot.com/2014/10/Ebola-… via @HapyHospitalist Who To Blame When You Get Ebola: A CDC Guide... Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US cnn.com/2014/10/19/hea… Leadership. Finally. Military preps team for Ebola response in US... RT @BrianCurtisNBC5: Dallas County can now do #Ebola testing. Samples don’t need to go to Austin. Goal is to speed up…
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Identifying the source of stem cells

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Michigan State University) When most animals begin life, cells immediately begin accepting assignments to become a head, tail or a vital organ. However, mammals, including humans, are special. The cells of mammalian embryos get to make a different first choice -- to become the protective placenta or to commit to forming the baby.
  • Post-operative radiation therapy improves overall survival for patients with resected NSCLC

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (American Society for Radiation Oncology) Patients who received post-operative radiation therapy, radiation therapy after surgery, lived an average of four months longer when compared to the patients who had the same disease site, tumor histology and treatment criteria and who did not receive post-operative radiation therapy, according to research presented today at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.
  • Cochrane Review of RDT for diagnosis of drug resistant TB

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, hosted at LSTM, have conducted an independent review to examine the diagnostic accuracy of the GenoType® MTBDRsl assay for the detection of resistance to second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs.
  • Young adults ages 18 to 26 should be viewed as separate subpopulation in policy and research

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (National Academy of Sciences) Young adults ages 18-26 should be viewed as a separate subpopulation in policy and research, because they are in a critical period of development when successes or failures could strongly affect the trajectories of their lives, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.
  • New molecule sneaks medicines across the blood/brain barrier

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Delivering life-saving drugs across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) might become a little easier thanks to a new report published in the November 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal. In the report, scientists describe an antibody, called 'FC5,' is one-tenth the size of a traditional antibody and able to cross the BBB.
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    BestHealth Mag

  • Would you give your pet a massage?

    mgreer
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
  • Does your posture look like this? How to stand up straight

    mgreer
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Alexandra Kimball; Illustrations by James Provost Short Description:  Our tech-addicted lifestyles are affecting our posture. Here's how to identify and correct your posture problems Slide Title:  Stand up straight Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  As laptops, smartphones and tablets play more prominent roles in our lives, our posture is suffering. "The screen is a magnet. It wants to pull your body forward," says Rubina Tahir, a Philadelphia-based chiropractor. Over time, she says, leaning in weakens…
  • Stay healthy and energized when travelling for work

    mgreer
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  Three experts give advice for dealing with a gruelling work travel schedule Slide Title:  A doctor's advice Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Frequent flying and regularly crossing time zones disrupts your circadian rhythm, or internal clock, and causes jet lag. You're knocked out of sync with your environment, making you tired and wired at the same time. Symptoms include headaches, irritability, brain fog and low energy. In the days before your flight, maintain a consistent sleep schedule to…
  • My Healthy Life: Jo Lusted

    mgreer
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
  • Reader Recipe: Puréed Carrot & Lentil Soup

    mgreer
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
 
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Journalist offered money to cover Alzheimer’s briefing

    Pia Christensen
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    A representative of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, which treats and researches Alzheimer’s disease, has issued invitations to cover an hour-long briefing hosted by its principal scientist. Image by Logan Campbell via flickr. The lure? “Participants will receive $100 for their commitment to write about the impact of Alzheimer’s and what readers can do to help combat the disease.” The organization is part of Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country. The emailed invitation includes more details about how to collect on its offer: If you participate, BAI…
  • New Harvard report says U.S. unprepared to help seniors age in place

    Liz Seegert
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    A newly-released report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University says the U.S. is woefully unprepared to meet the escalating need for affordable, accessible housing that offers social connectivity and support services for America’s seniors. Many older adults already must decide between paying for food, medication or rent, and as the population ages this crisis is getting worse. The new report, Housing America’s Older Adults, says that existing housing often lacks basic features needed by seniors, such as wheelchair accessibility. This lack of necessary features…
  • How does food labeling affect consumer choice?

    Kris Hickman
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you’ve ever wondered about the real impact of those little black-and-white nutrition labels, or felt that perhaps food labeling could be more meaningful, consider the results of a new study, published recently in The American Journal of Public Health. Image by Tojosan via flickr. A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health wanted to know what makes people change their habits – specifically, low-income black adolescents. In 2012 – the most recent year of CDC data – obesity was more prevalent among both African-Americans and low-income groups than…
  • Separating fact from fiction on water fluoridation

    Mary Otto
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Image by Ben Kraal via flickr. For close to seven decades now, jurisdictions across the country have been supplementing naturally-occurring fluoride in community water supplies to promote oral health. Numerous studies credit water fluoridation efforts with major reductions in tooth decay during the second half of the 20th century. Many too, attest to the safety of fluoridation at optimum levels. Yet in spite of reams of scientific evidence, debate and fear remain in some places. Last year in Portland, for example, voters overturned a city council decision to fluoridate the local water supply.
  • Rise in nursing home infection rates lead to avoidable complications, deaths

    Liz Seegert
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Infections among nursing home residents are rising, according to a study presented Oct. 8, 2014, at IDWeek (an international gathering of experts in infectious disease and epidemiology). Image by Ulrich Joho via flickr. Researchers from Columbia University School of Nursing and RAND Corporation analyzed infections in nursing homes over a five-year period from 2006-2010, using Minimum Data Set assessment data – the information submitted by the facilities to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. They found significantly increased infection rates for pneumonia, urinary tract infections…
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    Lifescript

  • Insulin Therapy Is Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Efforts

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Julian Whitaker, M.D., Lifescript Alternative Medicine ExpertAlthough most people think injected insulin is reserved for type 1 diabetes, more than one in four people with type 2 diabetes use it. And in most of those cases, it just makes things worse – especially when it comes to managing your weight. Let’s take a quick look at why that’s true. Type 2 diabetes, which affects 95% of all diabetics, is caused by insulin resistance. In people with this condition, the beta cells in the pancreas make plenty of insulin – the hormone that moves glucose from the blood into the cells…
  • How to Stop Clenching Teeth to Protect Your Smile

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Paul R. Johnson, D.D.S., Lifescript’s Dental Health Expert Do you wake up with headaches, neck pain or sore teeth? You could have bruxism and be unconsciously clenching teeth while you sleep. Paul R. Johnson, D.D.S., explains this common women’s health problem, how to recognize it and how to stop teeth grinding for good... If you’re like more than 50% of women, you probably have a nighttime habit you may not even know about: gnashing, grinding or clenching teeth while you sleep. And for about 10% of you, this could be causing serious problems.It’s a condition known as bruxism. We…
  • Find the Best Rheumatologist for You

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to LifescriptIf you’re searching for a rheumatologist to treat your joint problems, here’s how to find the right doctor, prepare for visits and get the most out of every appointment... When Jodi McKee, an insurance company manager in Brooklyn, developed scleritis – inflammation of the white outer layer of the eye – her ophthalmologist suspected an autoimmune disorder and sent her to a rheumatologist. That doctor quickly diagnosed her with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But soon McKee, 34, felt dissatisfied. “I’d have to wait in…
  • Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Diane Wedner, Lifescript Health WriterPeople over 50, beware: You may have hepatitis C, a life-threatening liver disease, and not know it. The viral infection has almost no symptoms. In an exclusive Lifescript interview, an expert talks about hepatitis C and baby boomers, and how new drug treatments are promising a cure… Baby boomers who dabbled in intravenous recreational drugs and embraced free love decades ago are now finding that behavior can have a price: hepatitis C. The deadly viral disease brings few symptoms. In fact, it can live in your body silently for decades, slowly…
  • Lighten Up Meals With Low-Fat Cooking

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Alison Ashton, Special to LifescriptIf you have diabetes, you need to keep an eye on calories, fat and sodium. A diet rich in healthful whole foods is essential to cooking low-fat, satisfying meals, says expert and author Connie Guttersen, R.D., Ph.D. Do it right, and you’ll please your palate while boosting your health. Here’s how... In a world filled with tempting, calorie-laden foods, low-fat cooking can be a tall order for people who have diabetic hyperlipidemia – high cholesterol levels in people with diabetes. That’s what Connie Guttersen, R.D.,…
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  • Health Clinic Brings Medical Relief to Haiti

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerMore than 2-1/2 years ago, I had just completed a week of treating patients in one of the many underserved regions in rural Haiti. Then, as we hauled our gear in 98-degree heat from the tin shack that served as our mobile clinic that day, the idea struck me: “We need a clinic,” I told the weary assembly of volunteers. Two weeks ago, thanks to the generosity of LifeScript, we opened Klinik Tout Bel Pouvwa (Glory Clinic) and saw our first patients. Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere – and yet…
  • Ebola Epidemic Fears Ramp Up

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

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

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

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

  • Simple measures that convince kids to drink less sugar

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tea Drinker: Souheki Mori

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

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

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

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

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

  • Highmark insurance to cover Iagnosis web-based dermatologist vists

    Aditi Pai
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Iagnosis, parent company of virtual visit skin care company DermatologistOnCall, announced that starting in 2015, health insurance company Highmark will cover web-based dermatologist visits for its commercial members in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware. “We need to make sure our members get the right care in the right setting, and telemedicine is a key tool to help make […]
  • AliveCor’s ECG device now works with GreatCall smartphones

    Jonah Comstock
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Smartphone-enabled ECG medical device maker AliveCor and Greatcall, which makes a line of mobile phones and health services marketed to seniors, have partnered to bring the AliveCor device to GreatCall phones. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, claiming about 1 million lives each year,” David Inns, CEO of GreatCall, said in a […]
  • Microsoft launches Band, its fitness-focused smartwatch and Microsoft Health app

    Aditi Pai
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Microsoft has officially launched a fitness-focused smart watch, called Microsoft Band as well as a new health tracking platform, called Microsoft Health. This announcement came just a week after another report leaked about the device. The product has been in development since 2010 when Microsoft launched the Kinect motion sensor for Xbox, Microsoft explains in a feature post. Microsoft […]
  • Proteus Digital Health quietly launches consumer-facing wearable for athletes

    Jonah Comstock
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Proteus Digital Health, which offers medication adherence and wellness monitoring built around an ingestible sensor pill, has quietly launched a new, consumer-facing offering. Proteus Recovery, which now has a Twitter account, a trademark filing, and a section on Proteus’s website, is a biometrics monitoring patch for athletes to help them recover from a workout faster. “Proteus Recover is […]
  • Cycling, running app maker Strava raises $18.5 million

    Aditi Pai
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    San Francisco, California-based running and cycling app maker Strava raised $18.5 million in a round led by Sequoia with participation from existing investors Sigma West and Madrone Capital Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $34.6 million. Strava will use the funds to expand its service globally. “Strava is building tomorrow’s sporting network in the manner […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • 8 Easy Cauldron Dinners for Halloween Night

    Brandi Koskie
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    OK, OK, we’re talking about a Crock Pot, but for Halloween a cauldron just sounds so much cooler! With the hustle and bustle that Halloween night can be, make one thing super easy on yourself — dinner. Load up your cauldron — or slow cooker — in the morning and by evening you’ve got a [...]
  • Forks Over Knives Plan Pushes Whole Food Vegan Diet for Beginners

    Mary
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Most, if not all, chronic disease can be controlled, even reversed, with a diet that eliminates animal products and processed foods and is ultra-low in fat. At least that’s the premise of Forks Over Knives, the film and the book that “helped spark a nutrition revolution.” It spotlights the benefits of a whole food diet (nothing processed [...]
  • Michelle Moran Lost 213 Pounds and Her Binge Eating Habit, “I Only Trusted Myself to Buy Enough Groceries for One Day.”

    Dani Stone
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s been three years since Michele Moran tipped the scales at almost 400 pounds. Overweight as a child, Michelle adopted a habit of binge eating that only got worse when she moved out on her own. Now, with a new healthy outlook on food and a weight loss of 213 pounds, Michelle is looking forward to a bright future [...]
  • 17 Most LOL Food and Fitness Puns, Featuring Michelle Obama

    Katie McGrath
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Sure, they’re super cheesy and a little overplayed at times, but you know you can’t help but crack a smile and a you-got-me laugh when the perfect pun comes along. With as heavy a scene as we all try to paint when it comes to our food and fitness, it feels good to look at [...]
  • POUND: The Liberating New Workout That Beats to its Own Drum

    Katie McGrath
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Life can’t fully be enjoyed without balance and nurturing…but also going a little crazy sometimes. This is what fitness experts and recreational drummers Kirsten Potenza and Christina Peerenboom believed as they were searching for the perfect fitness class that they couldn’t quite find. So they created their own. Kirsten and Christina gave us the lowdown [...]
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    Medical Education Blog

  • Designing the Flipped Classroom: Part 1 Analysis

    djb103
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    We have to articulate that process publicly, so that the people following new processes are not mistaken for cowboys or illiterates. - Mike Caulfield There has been lots of talk recently about Competence by Design and about new technologies not contributing what people expected to learning. I am going to try to answer one issue of the latter with the former. Flipped classrooms are either the next wonder of technology or a total disaster depending on who you listen too. As always I answer “It isn’t the tool, it’s the pedagogy.” I am going to use the ADDIE approach to…
  • Is the End of Lecturing, the End of Teaching?

    djb103
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Over and over for the last 10 years, I have heard people say online learning will kill the teaching profession, learning objects will kill the teaching profession and now flipped classrooms will kill the teaching profession. I think I bring a unique perspective to this argument because I came to teaching through an unusual teacher training program in the 1970’s. My teacher training was focused on small group learning, problem solving, discovery learning and individualized curriculum to bring up basic skills. Then, in my 30’s, I discovered computers as an individual teaching tool. I…
  • Flipped Classroom Workshop

    djb103
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Participants in our flipped classroom workshops are asked to do a series of pre-readings, in order to have a better understanding of what it means to be a student in a flipped environment. Before the workshops on June 25th and 26th, please read: Why flip the medical classroom? As you are reading this article, please think about at least 1 reason not mentioned for why you might want to flip your class. Flipped Classroom As you are reading this, pick one technique you might want to explore further. The Flipped Classroom Goblin  As you are reading, think about what you might do about student…
  • How Do People Learn to Do X?

    djb103
    4 Feb 2014 | 2:15 pm
    In my basic teaching classes, I talk about the “5 Step Approach to Teaching Skills and Procedures” but I don’t usually talk about why this technique works better than simply telling someone how to do X. I recently was looking at an article about flipping the classroom that asked can you learn to fold an origami crane by watching a video once. The answer of course is no. Try it by watching the linked video above. Why is it impossible? Does previous origami experience make the doing easier? STEPS Unless you are one of the unique individuals with an eidetic memory, the video…
  • The Flipped Classroom Goblin

    djb103
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:53 pm
    I just sat down with a group of 1st and 2nd year medical students to hear horror stories about their experiences with flipped classrooms. Although many of them liked the idea behind the strategy, these experiences had been overwhelmingly negative. The stories mainly consisted of 4 categories: Too Much Content A three hour lecture is boring in the classroom but it is unwatchable as an unedited video Asking students to read several articles written for medical professionals not medical students because the faculty member doesn’t have time to edit the content or doesn’t understand…
 
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    Health in 30

  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3 steps to lose weight without counting calories

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Counting calories is a huge waste of time. Don't don't do it!   Obsessively counting calories (or worse, weighing food!) is a borderline unhealthy way to live, and research shows that your diet will FAIL if you take that approach.   Here's what the pro's do...we eat real food, we eat when we are hungry, and we eat till we are full (but not stuffed). That's a healthy relationship with food, and
  • 725 reps and 125 chinups

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    I started walking and bodyweight squatting down chin-up road today. Stopped along the way to smell the bench press. Today's workout:725 total reps 400 squats200 pushups125 chinupsplus bench press on Jim Wendler's 5-3-1 program. Here's a quick circuit I posted on FB:Quick Circuit for a client this morning (15-20 reps on each): Bodyweight Squats, KB Deadlift, Close-Grip Pushup, Total Body
  • State of the Bodyweight Union

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    For anyone keeping score on my bodyweight training program that I'm doing in conjunction with the TT Transformation contest, here's the latest update. My current stats can be found here: http://turbulencetraining.blogspot.ca/2014/10/chin-up-mania-to-finish.html***and here's the "state of the union"***Ok, it's not as bad as I thought. There are 15-or-so days left in the 12-Week Transformation.
  • Chin Up Mania to the finish

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    It's time for another 4-week strength program to start. And yesterday I designed a new 4-week strength program for my #1 client, J-Roc. I will take the feedback on my program and his program to create some new Meathead's programs for the new year.Today's workout was barbell squats paired with chinups (100 total reps), then circuit: handstand pushups, bw squats, pushups, burpees, rows.Total
  • 106 pullup record

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    The past two days have been busy and the result has been a bodyweight mania. Yesterday was a big 800 rep workout while today was fewer reps, but higher intensity.Here's what I did on Friday morning:1A) Prisoner Squats – 50 reps1B) Pushups – 30 repsBack and forth I went for 10 rounds with about 1 minute between exercises.It was a dang good tough challenge. Lots of fun. Now look at all the way
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Egg Free Apple Cider Doughnut Recipe

    Ruth LovettSmith
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Try this egg apple cider doughnut recipe for a great fall treat. It's delicious and super easy. Did I mention it's egg free?
  • Corn Syrup Substitutes

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

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

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

    Ruth LovettSmith
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you are dealing with a peanut allergy or a tree nut allergy, you may be wondering if skin care products containing peanut oil or nut oils are safe.
 
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • From Bad to Worse...

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The 2015 Open Enrollment begins in a couple of weeks, and carriers, agents, HHS and all the rest are busy gearing up for it.That's the good news.Sort of.Here's the reality: if you're thinking about buying on the ObamaTax Exchange, be sure your LifeLock plan is paid up:"IRS Warned about Protecting Taxpayer Information on Health Exchanges ... The IRS must do more to ensure that federal tax information submitted to the ACA exchanges is protected and prevent its unauthorized disclosure"Or else ... what? It's not like the current administration has a track record of going after its own (cf: Secret…
  • Cavalcade of Risk #220: Tricks and Treats edition

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Louise Norris has a real bag of goodies for us this week, with risky posts from drones to (metaphorical) tsunamis. And not a marshmallow peanut in sight. Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • A Holly Jolly LinkFest

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Our good friend Holly R sends us some interesting links:■ We've written before about how carriers have gotten, erm, imaginative in their efforts to rein in costs under the ObamaTax regime. In addition to rx limitations, another neat "trick" is to unbundle the cost of care:"The therapist worked out of a local hospital ... he was surprised when the bill for each visit contained two charges: the approximately $100 he expected to see for the therapist — and a similar fee for the room, which was not covered."Making it that much more challenging to predict the actual cost of care, and…
  • You Are Invited!

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    Have you received your invitation yet? Perhaps it is lost in the mail. Or you opened it, immediately fainted, and can't remember where you put it.According to HHS, your existing health insurance isn't being cancelled, you are now invited to join the Obamacare party.Republican state Sen. Jeff McWaters asked Grossie whether HHS knows how many people are going to lose coverage, but Grossie took issue with the idea that customers are even losing insurance.“If you got one of the notices that your policy was going to be discontinued because it didn’t adhere to the law, it meant that now you…
  • L'Chaim - To Life!

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Ebola. ISIS. Enterovirus. Scary stuff, and sure to get one considering one's own mortality. Not to mention the state of one's life insurance. Life Happens, "a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Americans take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products," has a new video out covering the basics.If you already own this invaluable coverage, perhaps it's time to review it: is it enough? Are my premiums and beneficiaries up to date?If you don't own a policy, have you considered whether you need one? What do your loved ones think about…
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    Health Business Blog

  • When it comes to investing, the eye has it

    dewe67
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    This is a guest post by life sciences entrepreneur Mikael Totterman Eye on investing I was surprised by a recent Wall Street Journal article, which reported that venture capitalists are now investing more in the eyes than in any other organ. In 2013, VCs injected $850 million into eye-related startups, more than they invested in traditional areas such as the heart and orthopedics. Intrigued, I attended the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago earlier this month. to learn more. In discussions with venture capitalists, industry thought leaders, and physicians, I…
  • Cavalcade of Risk is up at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

    dewe67
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Check out the latest Cavalcade of Risk blog carnival at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. It’s the All Treats No Tricks edition.
  • Is Partners HealthCare charting a new course? I’m quoted

    dewe67
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    I’m quoted in today’s front page Boston Globe article (Partners HealthCare chief met a trail of resistance), which dissects the tenure of outgoing Partners CEO, Gary Gottlieb. It should be no surprise that the continued expansion of the biggest and strongest healthcare system in Massachusetts under Gottlieb has led to friction and controversy. The reporter asked me about whether a new CEO would change the company’s strategy. Here’s what I said: Partners executives have said bolstering their network of hospitals is critical to coordinating patient care and keeping…
  • Telehealth at Mercy Health: Podcast interview with CFO/EVP Strategy Shannon Sock

    dewe67
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/shannon.mp3 Shannon Sock, Mercy Health CFO & EVP of Strategy Today’s Center for Connected Health Symposium #cHealth14 featured a high-powered panel discussion with top executives from Wellpoint, American Well, and the VA along with Shannon Sock, CFO and EVP of Strategy at Mercy Health. The topic: Large Scale Connected Health Interventions –Lessons Learned. After the panel, I sat down with Shannon to talk about Mercy’s 10-year journey in telehealth. The big, midwestern integrated delivery system has made telehealth a strategic…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

    dewe67
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Check out the latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Try it, you’ll like it!
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    The Population Health Blog

  • President Obama Addresses the Ebola Crisis

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    In this weekly address, President Obama addresses the Ebola crisis.  As we've come to expect from our Chief Executives, it's a perfectly crafted speech that addresses our major concerns. But the Population Health Blog doesn't think it goes far enough.  In it's continuing quest to help Mr. Obama overcome his tanking approval ratings, the PHB changed a few words and modestly offers up a slightly edited version of the address.  It believe it speaks more forcefully to the issues at hand.....PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hi everybody, this week, we remained focused on spinning a…
  • Health Worker Nonchalance About Ebola?

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

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

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

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

  • Population Health POV — “It’s About Patient Data”

    Vince Kuraitis
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    As a member of the Editorial Board of Population Health News,  I was asked to provide some personal perspectives for the October 2014 issue. Here’s a quick sample: Optimal population health will depend on obtaining and applying the “right” data — data to analyze individuals and populations, discern patterns, predict high risk/cost patients, enable needed behavior change or interventions and measure and monitor progress. You can read the full interview by clicking here. Editorial Advisory Board–Population Health News Peter Edelstein, M.D. Chief Medical Officer…
  • What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? Implications for Healthcare? [Snippet]

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

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

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

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Last week Apple held a huge media event to announce forthcoming products, including the iPhone 6, 6+ and Apple Watch.  Many of us in the healthcare world had been sitting on the edge our seats, hopefully awaiting news detailing Apple’s broader strategy in entering healthcare.  We were disappointed — no mention of Apple HealthKit, no doctors on the main stage, only a few teasers about how the Watch might be used in fitness and health monitoring. Apple is a consumer technology company, and it’s natural to think that their efforts in healthcare will be aimed directly at…
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • All Treats No Tricks Cavalcade of Risk

    Louise
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Cavalcade of Risk!  It’s the 220th Cav that’s been posted since the series began in 2006, and there’s always lots of good stuff to read. Technology is awesome Let’s start things off with an update on a new use for drones (they’re going to be everywhere sooner or […] The post All Treats No Tricks Cavalcade of Risk appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Cavalcade of Risk Cavalcade Of Risk – The New…
  • The skinny on Colorado health plan cancellations

    Louise
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Earlier this month, Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar sent a letter to Colorado’s Senate Minority Leader, detailing the upcoming policy cancellations in Colorado.  For 18,909 plan members, these policy cancellations are the result of a voluntary decision by the carriers.  For another 3,849 for SeeChange small group members, the cancellation is happening because California has […] The post The skinny on Colorado health plan cancellations appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research…
  • Health Wonk Review – the falling leaves edition

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

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

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

  • Halloween CoR

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Head over to Colorado Health Insurance Insider to take a look at the All Treats No Tricks edition of the Cavalcade of Risk.
  • Quotation of the Day

    Jason Shafrin
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    We adore chaos because we love to produce order. – M.C. Escher.  
  • CEA for EBP

    Jason Shafrin
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    How do you implement a cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) for the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP)?  This is the topic Fortney et al. (2014) address.  They review four types of CEAs. Trial based CEA. Relies on traditional randomized controlled trials (RCT).   Because RCTs are expensive, they are typically run on a small sample of the population of interest. Policy CEA. This approach combines the results of a previous RCT to measure benefits but measures cost using the results of an implementation trial. This approach improves the cost estimates for the manner in which the…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    Ebola vaccines will come too late. Grades for your doc. 15 years for Medicare fraud. Asimov on creativity. Is the scientific method dead? Plus be sure to check out this week’s health wonk review over at Colorado Health Insurance Insider.
  • Regulatory Tsunami?

    Jason Shafrin
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Medicare is working hard to make sure that doctors are efficiently providing high-quality care. Programs such as the Physician Quality Reporting System (PRQS) and the Value-Based Payment Modifier all are aimed to improve quality and lower cost. The downside of such programs, however, is that the impose reporting burdens on physicians. For instance, Medicare can adjust a physician’s base payment rate based on: Whether or not they are able to electronically prescribe medication whether or not they fulfill “meaningful use” criteria of electronic medical records the PQRS…
 
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • All Treats No Tricks Cavalcade of Risk

    Julie Ferguson
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    It's the All Treats No Tricks Cavalcade of Risk this week! Louise Norris is hosting over at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. You may recall that Louise just hosted Health Wonk Review too, whew - she's in demand!...
  • Health Wonk Review - the falling leaves edition

    Julie Ferguson
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Louise Norris has posted the falling leaves edition of Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider. It's a packed, pre-election edition covering a smorgasboard of topics, from open enrollment and the continuing saga of Obamacare to Ebola and prayer groups. Many thanks to Louise and Jay Norris for hosting. Don't know about where you are, but here in New...
  • Ebola, Workers Comp, worker safety & other insurance considerations: an A to Z industry round up

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

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

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

  • "The tragedy of electronic medical records"

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Indianapolis Business Journal has published this article, citing former head of Indiana University's Regenstrief Institute, a world leader in EHR research, Dr. Clem McDonald:The tragedy of electronic medical recordsOctober 23, 2014J.K. Wallhttp://www.ibj.com/blogs/12-the-dose/post/50131-the-tragedy-of-electronic-medical-recordsIt wasn’t supposed to work out this way.Digitizing medical records was supposed to transform health care—improving the quality of care and the service provided to patients while helping cut out unnecessary costs. Just like IT revolutionized all other…
  • A "Bag of Money," but Executive Says Don't "Give Me Any of that Ethics Cr*p" - DaVita's Latest Settlement for $400 Million

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    A striking story of a large recent legal settlement, with reminders of previous related settlements, quietly slipped out in the midst of the ruckus about the Ebola virus.A $400 Million Settlement The basics were in a news release by the US Department of Justice.DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc., one of the leading providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $350 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics,...This amount was augmented by  a Civil Forfeiture in the…
  • InformaticsMD in Podcast by Neil Versel

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    You can guess my opinion on the answer.Introduction News and opinions about Ebola virus are swirling around the US, fueled by a tragic epidemic in West Africa, and fears that more infections could appear here.  On October 6, 2014, I posted my concerns that despite a tremendous amount of confidence expressed by government officials and health care leaders, our dysfunctional health care system might have trouble containing Ebola virus.  Less than two weeks later, my concerns do not seem so extreme.  The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola virus in the US has died.  Two…
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    Health in 30

  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Address the Top 6 Pains in DHF Management

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If your DHF is paper-based or hybrid (part electronic and part paper-based), the challenges grow exponentially. Discover insights that might help you address your DHF challenges. As well as the top 6 pains and recommendations for addressing them:The Organization is Unprepared for AuditsThe Design Review Process is BumpyIt's Almost Impossible to Get the Signatures of Top ExecutivesIt's Difficult to Implement Postmarket Change Control or CAPAFinding Documents through a “Gatekeeper” is InefficientManaging DHF and Technical Dossier Can Require Two TeamsRequest Free!
  • Top Four Ways Healthcare Organizations Benefit From Box

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Box brings disparate parties together across the healthcare continuum to better collaborate, share data, and improve care delivery. Box serves providers, payors and life science companies around the world to:Improve Care Coordination: Box helps coordinate care between doctors and care teams inside and outside of a healthcare organization by streamlining the secure sharing of administrative and patient information.Mobile Access and HIPAA Security: Provides doctors, researchers, and administrators with a quick way to securely share files that may contain Protected Health Information (PHI) in…
  • How to Use Risk-Based Monitoring and Clinical CAPA to Ensure Compliance

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This white paper will discuss the importance of risk-based monitoring and CAPA in clinical research within the context of the following initiatives by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA):2013 GuidanceClinical Trial Transformation Initiative (CTTI)EMA's Reflection Paper on Risk-Based Quality Management in Clinical TrialsRequest Free!
  • BYOD & HIPAA Breaches at Hospitals Infographic

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Providing high-quality healthcare is a science—but securely managing the expanding amount of highly personal healthcare content can be an art. As the already-large volumes of healthcare-related data continue to grow, many organizations are turning to the cloud to store, manage and share data. When looking at ways to better share documents and files across healthcare organizations, IT and Security professionals need a cloud-based content management and collaboration platform that offers enterprise-grade security.Box is a HIPAA compliant collaboration platform that allows employees to share…
  • PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the medical device industry, the success of a company is driven by its ability to bring innovative, cost-effective products to market quickly.In this eBook "PLM Best Practices for Medical Device Manufacturers to Ensure Quality", discover why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies see the concept of total product lifecycle (TPLC) management as the gold standard for ensuring quality and guiding a medical device from concept to completion.You’ll also learn how a product life cycle management (PLM) solution enables medical device companies to predict…
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    DermTV

  • What Causes Acne Scars

    Doctor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Almost everyone gets acne scars. And everyone wants to treat acne scars. But the first step towards treating them is to understand what causes acne scars, which is exactly what Dr. Schultz shares in today's DermTV episode. YouTube Embed:  k8BOSOFsSqk
  • The Progressive Peel

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

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

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

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

  • 6 Surprising and Weird Insurance Policies

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    As many grapple with choosing the right health plan for open enrollment, we thought we would pause to take stock of insurance policies. According to Investopedia, some of the earliest insurance policies appeared in Hammurabi’s Code – that ancient set of Babylonian laws believed to be the first formal, written rules dictating familial and business […]
  • Cultivating Healthy Habits: Helping Families Access Healthy Food Options

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Over the course of a typical K-12 education, more than 2,000 lunches will be packed or purchased for each child. Even with the best of intentions, packing a nutritious lunch can become a challenge for many parents who juggle their hectic schedules as well as their kids’ school and activities. In fact, a recent Department […]
  • Tips For Finding the Best Health Benefits

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Open enrollment season is almost here. While many Americans will switch their plans to save on costs, add services or change into a plan approved under the Affordable Care Act, some do nothing at all or procrastinate, not giving a thorough review to their options. When choosing your health benefits this year, follow these tips […]
  • Immunizations for 30-40 Year Olds

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

    Barbara Hales, M.D.
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Generally speaking, when you’re in your 30s-40s your body is in good health. It’s important during these years to keep up with a healthy routine, including regular doctor’s appointments, to stay on top of any health issues that may arise. Below are the top 5 health concerns that you should be aware of if you’re […]
 
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Glen Campbell “I’ll Be Me” Movie Documents His Final Years With Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dr. Val Jones
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Country music legend Glen Campbell is dying of Alzheimer’s disease. In an effort to raise awareness of the illness he and his family made the brave decision to bare their lives by creating a documentary of Glen’s farewell tour. I highly recommend that you watch this film with your loved ones… and a box of Kleenex. One of the most remarkable aspects of Glen’s disease was the preservation of his musical abilities despite severe cognitive impairment. Although he rarely knew where he was or even how to tie his shoes, he was able to perform songs in front of live audiences.
  • EMRs And The Dangers Of Digital Dependency And Drop-Down Medicine

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

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

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

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

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Cryogenic scanning electron microscopy micrograph of a microprojection array inserted in mouse skin. Epidermal (E) and dermal (D) layers are indicated and separated by a dashed line. This technique allows to visualize the array applied to the skin in situ. Simon Corrie, University of Queensland Blood draws are often the first step in diagnosing all kinds of diseases, but many people, especially kids, just can’t stand the process. Moreover, taking blood samples requires having trained staff performing the procedure, often a rare commodity, especially in underdeveloped nations. A team of…
  • Technique Keeps Tumors Alive in 3D to Test Individual Cancer Therapies

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Human tumor organoids that respond to an anticancer drug begin shrinking within 72 hours while those that are resistant to the drug continue to grow. (Skala Lab / Vanderbilt) Fluorescent images of breast tumor organoids show the level of metabolic activity in the pathways that the cells use to get the energy they need to divide. The blue color indicates a low activity level while orange represents a high activity level. The top two images are organoids of mouse breast tumor cells treated with the anticancer drug trastuzumab. The fact that they are predominantly blue indicates that the drug is…
  • Soft Exosuit to Help Soldiers Run Up Mountains, May Herald Next Gen Rehab Devices

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    The U.S. military is keen on developing powered exoskeletons that may one day help soldiers run faster, carry more weight across difficult terrain, and help reduce fatigue during long missions. While those are proper goals for a military, we are giddy about the same technology being used to help stroke patients regain their footing, get paralyzed people walking again, and assist the frail and elderly in keeping up active lifestyles unhindered by weak muscles and joints. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is now testing on behalf of DARPA a soft suit developed at Harvard’s Wyss Institute…
  • Liquid Crystal Polymer Capsules Deliver Targeted Chemo to Brain

    Editors
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Intracranial neoplasms are notoriously difficult to kill. Part of the problem lies in delivering chemo drugs to the brain, currently done by injecting the compounds into the blood stream with the hope that enough will cross and reach their targets before causing too much damage to the rest of the body. While chemo can be more effective in the rest of the body, the blood-brain barrier prevents the full force of chemotherapy from attacking intracranial tumors. Now researchers from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University have reported in Proceedings of the National…
  • Amiko Automatic Inhaled Medication Tracker (VIDEO)

    Editors
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Remembering to take medication at the right time every day is a challenge for a lot of patients, often leading to poor treatment outcomes when a proper regimen is not followed. There are a number of tools out there that can help you make sure you’re on schedule, each having its own solution to the problem, and a new device called Amiko for people that use inhalers takes its own novel approach to medication adherence. The folks behind the Amiko are now raising money on Indiegogo to commercialize the product. The Amiko easily attaches to commonly used inhalers and, once paired with a…
 
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Once-weekly insulin shot - Novo Nordisk's next idea http://buff.ly/1tiUC6vHow Lufthansa Cares for Passengers' Medical Needs http://buff.ly/1pK4ILCHow scammers trick your mind - they repeatedly use one or more of the same 7 persuasion principles. Scammers have used these principles for centuries. For instance, the Nigerian email scam might seem the product of the digital age, but a version of it existed in 16th Century Europe. http://buff.ly/1rIf4jo -- Understanding scam victims: 7 principles for systems security (University…
  • Is math discovered or invented? TED-Ed video

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for October 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Hand-grip strength is an amazingly good predictor of future rates of mortality and morbidity, or sickness http://buff.ly/1BK759H -- Hand grip strength should be considered as a vital sign useful for screening middle-aged and older adults http://buff.ly/1DglFaI -- Measuring hand-grip strength is very simple and cheap. Every primary care doctor should have a dynamometer in their office. At every visit, the doctor could check grip strength for older patients. If someone was in the 45th percentile for their age and the…
  • Multi-dose flu shot has only 25 mcg of mercury - most commercial fish contain 23 mcg of mercury per 8 ounces of fish

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

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

  • Keynote at Games For Health Europe

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    I’ll give a keynote today at the Games for Health Europe conference. I was asked to talk about the gamification chapter in my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and demonstrate how... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • News About the Future of Medicine This Week: From mind-controlled prosthetics to engineering human healt

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This week has also been amazing regarding the developments of medicine and technology. See more news every day on the Medical Futurist Facebook page and check out the latest articles below: Medicine... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Mayo Clinic Chiefs Name E-Patient Dave as 2015 Visiting Professor

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Wonderful news! E-Patient Dave, the leader of the global e-patient movement who gave a talk last year at my Social Media in Medicine university course as well, was named Visiting Professor for Mayo... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Interview on BBC Radio 5

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

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

  • North Carolina Dental Board v. FTC: A Bright Line On Whiter Teeth?

    William Sage and David Hyman
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    On October 14, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners vs. Federal Trade Commission.  The case does not involve the Affordable Care Act, but it goes to the heart of the professional self-regulatory paradigm that has governed the U.S. health care system for more than a century.  The specific legal question under review is the standard for determining when a state professional licensing board’s activities are subject to scrutiny for anticompetitive effect under the federal antitrust laws. Antitrust law applies to private…
  • Health Affairs Web First: Vietnam’s Health Care System, Explained By Its Minister Of Health

    Chris Fleming
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    In August, Vietnam’s Minister of Health, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, was interviewed for Health Affairs by Tsung-Mei Cheng, recently released as a Health Affairs Web First. Among the topics discussed was an overview of the unique characteristics of Vietnam’s health system; its strengths and weaknesses; health financing reform aimed at reaching the goal of universal health coverage; the prevention and control of infectious diseases; and how Vietnam has performed in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Cheng is a health policy research analyst at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and…
  • Poverty’s Association With Poor Health Outcomes and Health Disparities

    Monica Peek
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A recent ecological study by Carl Stevens, David Schriger, Brian Raffetto, Anna Davis, David Zingmond, and Dylan H. Roby, published in the August issue of Health Affairs, showed significant associations between neighborhood poverty and diabetes-related lower extremity amputations (LEA) in the state of California, which adds to the growing evidence that where you live (not just how you live) may directly impact your health. The authors linked data from multiple sources (i.e. California Health Information Survey, Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, health facility discharge data) and…
  • Health Affairs Briefing: Collaborating For Community Health

    Chris Fleming
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Policymakers are paying increasing attention to the relationship between the characteristics of communities and the health of the people living in them. The November 2014 issue of Health Affairs, “Collaborating For Community Health” examines new possibilities created by alignment of the fields of health and community development. These possibilities come from both sides, including recent changes in the community development field that have set the stage for the new focus on improving health, as well as new approaches to health care financing that create incentives for improving…
  • Grand-Aides And Health Policy: Reducing Readmissions Cost-Effectively

    Arthur Garson
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Hospital readmissions for the same condition within 30 days likely should not occur, and most often indicate system failure. Readmitted patients are either discharged too early, should be placed into palliative care or hospice, or most often are victims of a failure in transition of care from hospital to home. Most hospitals and physicians would like to eliminate such readmissions, particularly now that payers like Medicare are penalizing hospitals for high rates of readmission. Numerous approaches have been tried to reduce readmissions, with recent published improvements between a 2 percent…
 
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  • Do EMRs improve patient safety? A debate.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/karen-s-sibert" rel="tag">Karen S. Sibert, MD</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    “I’m here to say ‘Yes, they can,’ which is different from ‘Yes, they always do,’” says James Moore, MD, president-elect of the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA). To the contrary, enthusiasm for electronic medical records (EHRs) is part of a “syndrome of inappropriate overconfidence in computing,” argues Christine Doyle, MD, the CSA’s Speaker of the House. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Why company-paid egg-freezing threatens medicine and motherhood

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alexandra-sowa-mcpartland" rel="tag">Alexandra Sowa McPartland, MD</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recently, reports surfaced that two Silicon-valley giants, Apple and Facebook, are covering elective ooycte cryopreservation, a.k.a. egg freezing, for its female employees.  Silicon Valley, like medicine, has a shortage of women at the top and it is presumed that this move will attract more women to enter — and stay — in the field of technology. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • The lessons hospitals and physicians can learn from Ebola

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/david-klein" rel="tag">David Klein, MD</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Among reams of coverage on the Ebola outbreak, Politico just published a characteristic story with the headline, “In the world of Ebola, no room for error.” The only problem is that is as soon as you introduce a human element to any system, there will be error. 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, October 30, 2014

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/medpage-today" rel="tag">MedPage Today</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    From MedPage Today: Disease Activity Linked to Lipid Elevation in RA. Measures of disease activity at baseline and changes in those markers with tocilizumab (Actemra) treatment among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were independently associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events. Ebola: Vinson Thanks God and the Medics. Nurse Amber Vinson, thanking God and her medical team, has been released from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital after a 14-day battle with Ebola. Healthcare Serial Killings Down in U.S. but Up Globally. The number of serial killings…
  • The Ebola quarantine: Is 21 days enough?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/manoj-jain" rel="tag">Manoj Jain, MD, MPH</a>
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A few weeks ago an emergency room doctor called our infectious disease physician group concerning a patient who had returned from Liberia and was having nausea and vomiting. Several of the patient’s family members had died of Ebola. As panic struck us, our decisive question was: When did he return from Liberia? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for screening and isolating patients for possible Ebola infection are clear: Any person who is presenting with symptoms (which include fever, headache, vomiting and stomach pain) along with a history of travel to West African…
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    James Clear

  • Hacking the Workout Journal: How to Track Your Workouts in the Simplest, Most Effective Way Possible

    James Clear
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Today I’m going to share my system for recording my workouts. In my opinion, tracking your workouts (whether it be with a workout journal, a fitness app, or something else) should accomplish 3 goals… It should be quick and easy, so that you can spend your time exercising. Your time should be spent doing the work, not recording it. It should be useful. Our modern world is overflowing with data and most of it is never acted upon. I prefer a system that records the essential information of what I have done (so I can see my progress), that reduces errors while I am working out (so…
  • Sisu: How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity

    James Clear
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Without warning, Soviet Union planes came roaring over the city of Helsinki, Finland on November 30, 1939. Finland was about to receive a violent shove into World War II. The Soviets dropped more than 350 bombs during the raid. Innocent civilians died. Entire buildings were turned to dust. And it was just the beginning. Three hours before the air strike, more than 450,000 Soviet soldiers began marching across the Finnish border. The Soviet soldiers outnumbered the Finnish army almost 3-to-1. That wasn’t the worst of it. The Soviets also commanded more than 6,000 armored tanks and almost…
  • Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

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

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

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

  • The Wonders of Role Reversal

    DrWes
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Another day, another pacemaker, at least so it seemed at first. The usual greeting the patient, answering the last questions, consent signing, placement of the IV, EKG leads, prepping of the surgical site and initiation of the pre-operative antibiotics were all recent memories.  He laid there, smiling, knowing he'd made the right decision after years of struggling with his arrhythmia in other
  • Reviewing The Regulators

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

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

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

    DrWes
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Oh, the wonders of Apple's iOS8!  Now there's no excuse for slow room turnovers: Yeah, I can see all kinds of applications for time lapse photography, especially when it comes to improving my productivity... -Wes
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    Summer Tomato

  • Foodist Approved: Toasted Turmeric Pumpkin Seeds

    Elyse Kopecky
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    turmeric pumpkin seeds Boo! It’s finally time to carve that giant pumpkin that’s been hanging out on your front steps for the last couple of weeks. I know I’ve been anxiously awaiting this moment, not because I can’t wait to carve a scary face (my carving skills are seriously lackluster), but because I can’t wait to get my hands on those slimy seeds. The best part about carving pumpkins has gotta be the seeds. They’re a gooey, stringy mess coming out, but with a little love they can be transformed into a crunchy, crave-worthy salty snack. If you overdo it with sugar on Halloween…
  • What “Thigh Gap” Taught Me About Changing My Habits

    Darya Rose
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by jenny downing One of my favorite things to do as a kid was sit in bed with my parents and read books. On one particular afternoon I was getting ready to read with my mom, resting my back against the headboard with my knees bent to prop my book. While waiting for her to join me, I noticed with curiosity that when my knees were together the rest of my legs didn’t touch at all. I thought that was biologically interesting and pointed it out to my mom. “That gap better stay there,” she retorted unsympathetically. I was shocked. I simultaneously felt chastised, judged…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week TV is linked to cancer, supplements contain steroids, and soylent gets the cold shoulder. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (Yes, I took…
  • Goals are for Losers: The Life-Changing Advice No One Tells You

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

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

  • Everyday Activities As Good As The Gym

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    29 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    Wondering which type of activity is best? There may be more benefit than anyone ever thought from short bursts of activity during the day if the findings of a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion hold up. The research found that short bursts of activity, taking the stairs, vacuuming or raking leaves, walking the dog, during the day can be just as helpful as that trip to the gym for a more structured exercise regimen. For many of us, that’s good news. The researchers examined a nationally representative sample of over 6,000 American adults and saw that an unstructured…
  • Talking Smart Matter,To Prepare Kids For School Success

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    27 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    As our children are now at school, many parents are wondering about how to help their child achieve academic success. To learn all they can. To benefit from the tremendous opportunities put before them. Science has long recognized the value of talking to our children during those early days – birth to age 3, as this helps build that foundation for success at school, and the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests reading be part of your daily routine from birth onward. One simple approach is the 3 T strategies, Tune in, Talk more and Take turns. You can use these at meal times,…
  • Reduce Negative Behaviour With Supplementation

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    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Science is learning more and more about nutrition, knowledge that may someday lead to treatments we cannot imagine now. One idea being investigated is if nutritional supplementation can affect behavior. As you read this, there’s a groundbreaking research project underway in England and Scotland involving young offenders in three prisons who have volunteered to be given such supplements to see if their behavior can be improved. Neuroscientist John Stein of the University of Oxford spearheads the study, working with young offenders who have been convicted of crimes of violence and were…
  • Rare Blood Type And Dementia Risk

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    24 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    If you have blood type AB, about 4% of the total population do, new research holds a warning for you – you may also have a higher risk of memory problems as you get older. A recent study published online in the journal Neurology found that over nearly three years, those with this blood type were almost two times as likely to show memory issues as those who had type O blood, which is the most common blood type. If you have AB blood, don’t panic, there may be other factors that play a bigger part in your risk for mental impairment than your blood type. Plus the association was…
  • They Have So Many Health Benefits!

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    23 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    They’re delicious… and nutritious… full of crunchy goodness; and where once they were considered too high calorie to be eaten regularly, people are taking a second look at nuts. This is likely the result of two new studies that have drawn attention to the benefits of nuts for control of blood sugar. Aside from this benefit, nuts have been associated with weight control and improving heart health. One study from 2013 found that eating nuts might even help you live longer. The good news is that nuts are not linked to weight gain according to a team from Purdue University,…
 
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  • Braces work!

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Braces work!
  • We went for a fall hike yesterday.

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    We went for a fall hike yesterday.
  • How do Sherpaa doctors practice medicine?

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

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

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    This is the only photo I can find of me during my pediatric residency. Seems we were so busy, we forgot to take photos.
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  • Keynote at Games For Health Europe

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    I’ll give a keynote today at the Games for Health Europe conference. I was asked to talk about the gamification chapter in my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, and demonstrate how I gamify my own health with wearable devices. See you in Utrecht!
  • News About the Future of Medicine This Week: From mind-controlled prosthetics to engineering human healt

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This week has also been amazing regarding the developments of medicine and technology. See more news every day on the Medical Futurist Facebook page and check out the latest articles below: Medicine Unplugged: The Future of Laboratory Medicine (by Eric Topol) Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you Ray Kurzweil claims we can engineer human health If computers think for themselves, should they have human rights? Creating The Data-Inhaling Health…
  • Mayo Clinic Chiefs Name E-Patient Dave as 2015 Visiting Professor

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Wonderful news! E-Patient Dave, the leader of the global e-patient movement who gave a talk last year at my Social Media in Medicine university course as well, was named Visiting Professor for Mayo Clinic. Patient engagement and empowerment is a natural extension of Dr. Will Mayo’s vision of a medicine as a cooperative science. We are therefore honored to announce Dave deBronkart (aka “e-Patient Dave”) as our 2015 Visiting Professor to help spread this powerful message. We look forward to his March, 2015 visit!
  • Interview on BBC Radio 5

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

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    If you want to read only one article about the world of cyborgs, choose this one.
 
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    Low Calorie Diet

  • Almond Butter Apple Cookies

    Tory McBroom
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    These delicious almond butter apple cookies make a quick and nutritious snack or dessert. But, these tasty treats aren’t your typical cookie! With only 4 ingredients and no baking required, these cookies ditch the flour base and simply use apples sliced into thin rings… And topped with almond butter and shredded coconut. Optionally you can throw on some dark chocolate chips or drizzle some chocolate syrup on top. Perfect for after school snacks or party favors. *Tip: If you plan on these sitting out for an extended period of time, dip the exposed apple (bottom of the cookie) in…
  • Ham, Egg And Cheese Breakfast Cups

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

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

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

    Tory McBroom
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been searching for some healthy recipes to replace some of the store bought, prepackaged granola bars, protein bars and other bars that we buy every week. Not only to save money, but to get away from a lot of the preservatives, gmo’s, and the huge list of unidentifiable ingredients found in store bought bars. So, after a little testing, I found a delicious oatmeal bar that’s high in protein and only has 4-5 ingredients! And unlike most sugar-laden granola bars, these only have 21 grams of carbs with 10 grams of filling protein – all packed into a 130 calorie bar!
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  • How Erika Lyremark helped me whip my business into shape (FLS 025)

    Anne Samoilov
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
     Share on TumblrEver wished you could find someone to help you whip your business into shape? You know – someone who’d be honest and would call you on it when you were being completely off your rocker or kick you into motion if you were letting things slide? Yeah, me too…which is precisely when I discovered and first worked with our featured business influencer. This week is part 3 of my 4 part series featuring some of my biggest business¦ Read More » The post How Erika Lyremark helped me whip my business into shape (FLS 025) appeared first on .
  • Business Influencers – Build a business with integrity (FLS 024)

    Anne Samoilov
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
     Share on TumblrHow important is it to create an ideal customer or audience profile before you launch a blog or a new product? And how do you build a business with integrity – one that is useful, honest, and no nonsense? Today’s guest on the podcast has got some answers to that question. In part two of the business influencer series… I’m talking to an entrepreneur I’ve been watching for several years now. He’s built a successful business that has changed¦ Read More » The post Business Influencers – Build a business with integrity (FLS 024) appeared first on .
  • What to do the week after your launch (and the 1 thing I almost forgot!)

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

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

    AstroNutrition
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Doctor’s Best Ubiquinol is a coenzyme Q10 supplement that contains the active compound Kaneka QH. read more
  • Mikei Red Reishi Mushroom Essence

    AstroNutrition
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Have you heard of reishi mushrooms? Quite potent for such small things. These special fungi have amazing benefits for many areas of bodily health. read more
  • Doctor's Best Vitamin D3: Winter Is Coming

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

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

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

    Total Health
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    The most common form of ovarianrelating to the ovaries cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. is called 'high grade serous cancer'. One in ten women with this form of cancer carry a geneThe basic unit of genetic material carried on chromosomes. alteration. Alterations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes can cause inherited predispositions to cancer and this is sometimes more prevalent within certain populations including people with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, who also have an…
  • Is mindfulness the new heart therapy?

    Total Health
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    The link between stressRelating to injury or concern. and heart disease is a medical axiom. It would therefore appear to make perfect sense to tackle disease prevention at the stress management and psychological level i.e. healthy in mind, healthy in body. read more
  • Cryoablation for Kidney Cancer

    Total Health
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Ice and Cryoablation for Kidney Tumours The beauty of using ice to destroy tumours is that it shows clearly on the CTThe abbreviation for computed tomography, a scan that generates a series of cross-sectional x-ray images scanner. This means that the interventional oncologistA specialist in the treatment of cancer., when performing tumour ablation can clearly see the impact of the treatment - and guide / contain this tissueA group of cells with a similar structure and a specialised function. destruction only to the tumour. The good news for the patient is that surgical radical jnephrectomy is…
  • Rapid diagnosis of sepsis (blood poisoning)

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

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

    Davi Griffin & Burcu Agma
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    This summer we had the opportunity to work at Salesforce in San Francisco for our Summer Immersion Project along with three other talented IMCers—Olivia, Rama, and Cerise. As an extension of our work, our Salesforce team invited us to their largest conference of the year: Dreamforce. All summer we’d heard what an experience Dreamforce was. Dreamforce 2014 did not disappoint. Salesforce knows how to throw an event! Dreamforce 2014 had more than 145,000 registrants from around the world that had the opportunity to attend sessions, watch keynotes, and network. Some highlights included…
  • IMC Goes Global in London

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

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

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

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

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Getting your kids off-line Let’s face it — at any given moment of the day, if you want to guess what your teen is doing you have a very high probability of guessing correctly if you suspect that they are on some form of social media. And yes, we the parents may be doing the same. Consider these statistics: 1.  95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online. 2. Smartphone use among this age group has increased rapidly, from 23% in 2011 to 37% in 2013. 3.  9 out of 10 online teenagers say they have used Social Media. 4. Of teens on Social Media, 91% post photos of…
  • Patio Plants For Fall and Winter

    Dianne Venetta
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Just because it’s getting cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t be surrounded by beautiful plants—on your patio. Safe from even snow and ice, plants housed within the safety of your patio will not only thrive, but invigorate the area around them. And this time of year, we can use all the extra invigoration we can get! Which plants love the patio and which don’t? You’ll want to consider the size and temperature to answer this one.   Keep it green Evergreens are an easy fit, as are seasonal blooms like poinsettia and mums. This is their season to shine, so let them—out front,…
  • 5 Top Fall Date Ideas

    Chandler Walsh
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Are you finding yourself running low on ideas for dates with your significant other? With autumn in full swing, there are countless date ideas that are perfect for the season. Take advantage of this opportunity and tailor youroutings to the weather, no matter what part of the country you live in. Here are five date ideas that will ignite the spark and make fall much more enjoyable! Next: Fire for Two
  • 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Kid’s College Counselor

    Jean Keller, College Adviser
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    When you announce your child is getting ready to go to college, you’ll get a ton of advice. Sometimes you’re asking for the advice, other times it’s just being offered (whether you want it or not). At the end of the day, usually someone is assisting your student through the process. It might be you, the parent. It might be a relative, a counselor at school, a financial planner — you’re getting advice from SOMEONE about all of this. The question is, is it really the right advice? How can you tell if it is good advice? Well the first thing you should consider when…
  • Halloween: 5 Simple Grownup Get-Ups You Can Still Pull Off

    Chandler Walsh
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Halloween isn’t a holiday made just for candy-craving kids. Whether you are attending adult Halloween parties, passing out candy, or even trick or treating with the kids, you should be tricked out, too! Here are five costume ideas that will make you the life of the party…whether you aim to trick ….or treat!   Mary Poppins Costume Express $69.99 Dress up as a favorite story character and you’re sure to be a crowd pleaser. This costume is ideal for colder weather with its long and colorful coat. If you’re looking for a lighter, more figure-flattering option, skip the coat…
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  • Full Day Diet to Detox After Partying

    Latika
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    One Full Day Detox Diet After Partying During festivals and parties, we all give our diet plans a break. And rightfully so! There is so much delicious food and drink around. Who wants to just eat lettuce and sip water & ice, all night, when there is carb loaded, deep fried and boozed up goodness...Read More
  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

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

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

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

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

  • Too Much Pumpkin?

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    credit: Flickr “For pottage and puddings and custards and pies Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon.”  ~ Pilgrim verse, circa 1633 Do we really need pumpkin pie soda? For decades, we’ve cooked with canned pumpkin and created all sorts of dishes with grow-on-the-vine pumpkins, but the last few years has seen an explosion of everything pumpkin. Pumpkin beef jerky? Sure! Why are we suddenly so crazy for pumpkin? I’m completely blaming Starbucks for this one. They introduced…
  • Farm Fresh Zucchini Bread Recipe

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

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

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

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

  • Critical role of the AMPA receptor in cocaine addiction revealed

    Science News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania  has identified a potential target for therapies to treat cocaine addiction.  In their study receiving advance online publication in Molecular Psychiatry, the investigators find evidence that changing one amino acid in a subunit of an important receptor protein alters whether cocaine-experienced animals will resume drug seeking after a period of cocaine abstinence.  Increasing expression of the enzyme responsible for that change within the…
  • Sox2 gene identified as playing crucial role in stem cell formation

    Science News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
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  • Depression and poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

    Science News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. The results were published in The Spine Journal.read more
  • High caffeine intake while pregnant is associated with low birth weight

    Rebecca Nakles PhD
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
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  • Anti-epileptics: tough choices during pregnancy

    Science News Desk
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Taking certain anti-epileptic medications during pregnancy may be linked to developmental problems in children, according to a new study from The University of Manchester, published in The Cochrane Library. The authors of the study say evidence on the safety of anti-epileptic drugs is limited and that more research is needed to ensure women and their doctors make the best choices.read more
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Aqua aerobics and water sports

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

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

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

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

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

  • Are You Sacrificing Your Health?

    Mark Sisson
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There’s that saying people throw out when a hypothetical situation is profoundly unappealing or flat-out unconscionable to them – “Not for a million dollars…”. Not for a million dollars. Not for ten million. Not for…what? Think for a second and identify the most important, precious, valuable principles and priorities that you wouldn’t sacrifice for anything in the world. Got ‘em? Let me ask this: does your health make the list? If it did, think about how you got to this point. How and when did you decide your health was so comparatively critical? How have you…
  • Better Than a Marathon: The 1 Mile Challenge

    Mark Sisson
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    If you wanted schoolyard acclaim at my middle school, you didn’t bother with how much you could bench, how many pullups you could do, or how far you could throw a football. And you certainly didn’t bother with running a marathon. The true path to lasting seventh grade athletic immortality ran a mile in length. If you could break six minutes, you were fast. Break five and a half? You were elite. Once a week during PE, we’d line up on the track to test our mettle. Coach’d say go, click his stopwatch, and we were off chasing glory. You’d run and you’d run…
  • G’Day, Australia – The Primal Hotbed

    Mark Sisson
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Something beautiful is happening across the Pacific Ocean. For years, I’ve sensed a strange Primal energy coming off the waves that pound the Malibu coastline, carried across the water from a distant nation whose people have embraced ancestral health and fitness more vociferously than any other. The citizens of this country read my blog, attend PrimalCons, and take the PB Expert Certification course in disproportionate numbers relative to their population. A revolutionary chain of Primal cafes – THR1VE – has sprung up around the major cities, offering breakfast and lunch…
  • Dear Mark: Can’t Afford Good Meat, Allergy or Preference, Cold Pasta, and Protein in Pregnancy

    Mark Sisson
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a four-parter. First up, how does a person hope to maintain a Primal lifestyle if they can’t afford pastured meats and eggs and are unwilling to eat factory-farmed meat? Is it possible? Yes; read on. Next, what’s the deal with waiters asking if we’re avoiding bread because of “preference” or “allergy”? What’s it to ‘em? Third, should Primal people care about the recent study showing a reduced blood glucose response after eating leftover pasta? We should, and I’ll explain why.
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 319

    Mark Sisson
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’ve got a cool new tool on Mark’s Daily Apple that you might find handy. Check it out. Death By Food Pyramid, Denise Minger’s exposé of the shady science of nutrition in this country, is now available in audiobook format on Amazon and Audible. I had a great chat with Tom Woods on the Tom Woods Show. Go give it a listen on iTunes or YouTube. Research of the Week Exposure to antibiotics in utero increases the risk of childhood obesity. Your season of birth may affect your risk of mood disorders. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 39: Interview with Vinnie Tortorich,…
 
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    33 Charts

  • The Public Physician – #HCSMCa Thoughts

    DrV
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    It was an honor to co-host the #hcsmca twitter chat this evening.  A huge thank you to Colleen Young for asking me to participate.  What follows are a few thoughts on the topics discussed. How do you map your public presence? When we think about our life online we need to think about where we’re going to live.  Where are we going to spend our time and energy?  There are a lot of places to post and talk. But we can’t be everywhere. We need to consider it like a map. When thinking about your map, think content and conversation:  these are the two components of our social world.
  • 9 Secrets for Making the Most of Your Doximity Profile

    DrV
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    33 charts is excited to have Doximity as our featured sponsor this week. Frustratingly, much of what appears about physicians online is out of our control. There are only a few places that give doctors power over their social presence. With nearly 50% of all U.S. physicians as members, Doximity has emerged as the core professional profile for doctors and one that’s totally within physician control. It’s the first place I go to update my professional status as it changes. While you may already be a member, do you know how to make the most of your Doximity account?  Here are nine pro tips…
  • Can a Patient Teach Medical School?

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

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

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

  • The Way We Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The Way We Lose Weight Weight Loss Success We Lose Weight, One Healthy Choice At a Time The post The Way We Lose Weight appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
  • I’m Special That I Can’t Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond I’m Special That I Can’t Lose Weight Weight Loss Success I’m Special That I Can’t Lose Weight Yes, it’s possible but not likely that your situation is unique, that your circumstance is one-of-a-kind, and that it is impossible for you to lose weight. It’s unlikely that your issue is so perfect that there’s nothing that can help you. It is possible, but it is unlikely. It is an excuse to give to your family and friends, why you don’t do anything about your weight. It is…
  • I Want to Lose Weight Now, Darn it!

    George Diamond
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond I Want to Lose Weight Now, Darn it! Weight Loss Success I Want to Lose Weight Now Do you ever feel that you really want to lose weight, but can’t? I am always talking to people that tell me how hard they work at losing weight but can’t. The problem is what they aren’t telling me. The things that they choose to forget about and the things they may not realize that they are doing. If we want to lose weight, we need to know the effects of everything we do on our body. We need to know how our…
  • Just say “NO!” : Learn This and Lose Weight

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

    George Diamond
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Don’t Like Your Weight Weight Loss Success If You Don’t Like Your Weight, Change it The post Don’t Like Your Weight appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
 
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Weirdest Vacation Story Yet

    Cammy Chapel
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Finally, I’m home again. It feels good…but sad, too. I had such a fun weekend with my friends! Y’all know I can’t have a normal vacation. A car crashes into a restaurant in which I’m eating, cops bang on my hotel room door demanding to be admitted, a freak spring snowstorm occurs–my travels always seem to have something odd about them. This was no different. After meeting up with my friends on Wednesday and then spending Thursday finalizing details and setting up our meeting room, I was more than ready for a good night’s sleep. I only managed about…
  • Happy Traveler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chia “Strong”

    e2dietitian
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Should you add this nutty little seed to your diet? Depends...
  • On the Menu: Smart Health Apps

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

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

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

    e2dietitian
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Coconut water, a magic elixir for athletes?
 
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    Fitho

  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

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

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

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

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

    Swati Kapoor
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Losing weight can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Weight loss should be looked at it from a holistic (health) point of you. Its not only about seeing the kilos going down on the weighing scale. It is also about how healthy you feel as you shed that extra...Read More
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    Fitho » Health Myths Exposed and Busted- Important Information, Tips and More

  • Full Day Diet to Detox After Partying

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

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

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

    Subaha Kumari
    14 Jun 2014 | 2:54 am
    Protein is an important macro nutrient and plays a major role in various physiological conditions. The requirement of protein depends on the body and other factors such as size, age and gender. Low protein diet may lead to diseases such as protein energy malnutrition, so an individual who does not follow an intense exercise routine...Read More
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    Be Well Buzz

  • EBOLA: A Virus Of The Mind? Or Something Worse?

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com There has been a ton of concern and talk about the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Let’s take a closer look at this issue and see if that concern is justified or not. I’m sure that by now you have heard about so called “deadly virus” that can do catastrophic damage to a country and its people. But is it really as bad as the media wants you to believe? To tell you the truth, it’s not an Ebola epidemic. It’s worse….It’s an epidemic of fear and misdirection! And this epidemic is caused by the belief that, in the case of…
  • 7 Health Reasons Why You Should Eat Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

    BeWellBuzz
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com It’s harvest season, a time when much of North America turns shades of golden, hues of orange and blasts of deep, bright red. It’s a time of reaping what we’ve sown, feasting and enjoying the festivities. Among the many autumn favorites, pumpkins are perhaps the most entertaining. They’re also nutritious. Recipes abound substituting fats and oils with pumpkin puree. It lends texture, weight, moisture and delicate flavor. Some prefer it over apple sauce as a fat sub because it’s lower in sugar, has more body and adds more nutrients. From pumpkin puree soups…
  • Stay Away From These Heart-Harming Omega-6 Rich Oils

    Esse Johnson
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Omega-6 essential fatty acids (n-6) are getting a bad rap these days but the problem may not be the n-6. It’s the amount of it suddenly infiltrating our diet, not to mention the sources. From the media hype alone it could sound like n-6 needs to be avoided. Not entirely true. As you can see omega-6 fatty acids are a good and necessary nutrient; but too much of a good thing is still too much. It turns out that n-3 and n-6 compete for digestion and assimilation in the body and if n-6 wins, we lose. At The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health researchers reviewed…
  • Your Hidden Superpower #1: WORDS

    Dr. Kim D'Eramo
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Do you know that when you speak, your body is listening? The words you say have meaning and resonance in your body-and a health consequence. Studies have shown that your tone, volume and meaning is immediately registered in your cells and moves you either towards vibrance and harmony OR towards disease. Whether you say: “I feel like crap” or “I’m so tired” or “I always have back pain” or “My bad knee,” your body logs that in and produces the corresponding result. The other interesting thing about your words is: According to your body, YOU are the…
 
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • 3 Plants for Your Aromatic Garden

    Andrea
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Plant ideas for when you start planning your garden. I like to try new plants in my garden, but I also have long-time favorites that I come back to again and again. Right now is harvest time in some parts of the world. People are bringing in squash and vegetables, and are protecting their gardens from the coming frost. In other areas, it’s just time to start the garden. Either way, now is a good time to plan! Three of my favorite aromatic plants for the garden are rosemary, lavender, and basil. I don’t feel like my garden is complete without them! Rosemary Rosemary is a remarkably…
  • All-Natural Solid Deodorant Recipe

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

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

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

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

  • 8 things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday — Oct. 30

    Anuja Vaidya
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Oct. 30, 2014. Which is more cost-effective? ACDF vs. disc replacementThe researchers examined data from patients who underwent ACDF or cervical disc replacement. For the disc replacement, researchers examined data using the ProDisc-C trial. The costs were significantly higher for ACDF after five years, at $119,814 compared to $102,274 for the cervical disc replacement.   Zimmer net earnings up 7.9% ahead of Biomet acquisition completionZimmer reported that third quarter net sales grew 2.9 percent to $1.1 billion and net earnings…
  • Take risk sharing to the next level — Guaranteed spine surgery outcomes

    Laura Dyrda
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Can you guarantee your spine surgery outcomes? One surgeon in Florida is doing just that, and he thinks it's the future of medicine. Ara Deukmedjian, MD, founder of Deuk Spine Institute in Melbourne, Fla., and Surgery Center of Viera, worked with Millennium Medical Management and a group of expert advisers to develop a warranty program for spine care. The group is guaranteeing they will eliminate back pain, both chronic and otherwise, as many patients come to the center with failed neck and back procedures or surgeries.   "We have very successful treatment algorithms for spine surgery,"…
  • 4 breakthrough 'firsts' in spine surgery this year

    Anuja Vaidya and Laura Dyrda
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
      Clinical innovation moves at breakneck speed, and this year saw a number of 'firsts' in spine surgery. Here are four that could potentially change the spine industry: First ever spine surgery with 3D-printed vertebral bodyIn August, spine surgeons made history when they performed the first spinal disc replacement implanting a 3D printed vertebra. Three-dimensional printing technology uses digital models of a patient's anatomy to construct a "printed" customized implant in almost any material. The technology isn't new per se, however applying it to the orthopedic device space is…
  • Yale New Haven Hospital adds Dr. Debra Petrucci as associate neurosurgery professor

    Anuja Vaidya
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Debra Petrucci, MD, joined the medical staff of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital and Yale School of Medicine as an associate professor of neurosurgery.  Dr. Petrucci previously served as chief of neurosurgery at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. She completed her residency in neurosurgery and general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She focuses on complex spine surgery and uses minimally invasive procedures where possible. More articles on spine: Two-level spine surgery economic analysis: Disc replacement vs. ACDFHow does obesity impact lumbar spine treatment? 5 key…
  • Oxford Performance Materials, Yale University partner for 3D printing: 7 important takeaways

    Anuja Vaidya
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Oxford Performance Materials and New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University have entered into a joint research program to develop 3D printed biomedical technologies and applications. Here are seven things to know about the partnership:   1. The joint research program will consist of 10 distinct projects, featuring seven Yale faculty members, and will explore a range of biomedical applications for 3D printing and PEKK — poly-ether-ketone-ketone, a high performance polymer.   2. Projects include the development of new PEKK-based cranial and facial devices that support direct tissue…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Write your Bucket List and Start To Do The Things on It

    Larry Lewis
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Write your Bucket List and Start To Do The Things on It was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Are you creating the life you want or just allowing yourself to settle for what shows up? If you feel like life is passing you by, if you’re unhappy, or if you feel stuck and unable to find the direction right for you, you need to start creating your bucket list. Let it wake you up and get you excited about life. There comes a time in everyone’s life where you realize one day that your life is stretching out behind you — not in front of you. Your life may seem at a major crossroads…
  • Move past your past

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

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

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

    Larry Lewis
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If You Had Your Time All Over Again was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most important lessons I teach is to run your life as it is today under the microscope to determine whether things are exactly like you want them to be or whether you need to do a lot of work to get to the place you want it to be. Most people doing such a review of their life, when asked to do an appraisal will mark themselves as a failure, completely discontented with life and their achievements. In fact give them half a chance and they’ll press the rewind button so as to start all over again,…
 
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    Elements4Health

  • 2014 Allergy Review and Tips for the Holidays

    Dana
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Gottlieb Allergy Count pollen and mold reporting season ended on October 15, 2014 and founder Joseph Leija, MD, retired allergist at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, offers a look back at this year. The long, extreme winter delayed the start of the reporting season to the end of March as compared to early March in 2013. “April was so unseasonably cold that for the first time in the history of the Gottlieb Allergy Count, the pollen-gathering instrument froze so I could not complete the day’s report,” says Leija, who conducts the official allergy count for the Midwest as certified by the…
  • Autism After High School: Making the Transition

    Dana
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Melanie Tyner-Wilson is facing one of her toughest battles yet. She wants nothing more than to help her son Jay Tyner-Wilson, who is a person with autism, land his first real job. Public school provided opportunities for Jay to gain volunteer vocational experience. There, he discovered he enjoyed working with animals — and school offered a repetitive, structured and routine environment. But Jay is 21 years old now and aged out of the school system in May. “The challenge is now finding a job,” says his mother. “That’s the golden ticket that I’m trying to figure…
  • Aggressive Blood Pressure Goals May Not Help People with Diabetes

    Dana
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Many people with diabetes also have high blood pressure. Clinical guidelines have suggested blood pressure levels in people with diabetes should be kept lower than the standard for people without diabetes. However, a new review from The Cochrane Library does not find support for this practice. “From a diabetes perspective, people with type 2 diabetes have issues other than just blood sugar that determines ultimate risk for complications,” said John E. Anderson, M.D. president for science and medicine at the American Diabetes Association. “Patients with diabetes have increased risk of…
  • Hypoglycemia Common in Older Patients with Diabetes

    Dana
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Study findings indicate that among older adults who had diabetes for a shorter duration (9 years or less), nonfatal cardiovascular complications had the highest incidence (coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and cerebrovascular disease), followed by diabetic eye disease and acute hypoglycemic events. The incidence of nonfatal complications in older patients with diabetes for a longer duration (10 years or more) was similar, with rates for hypoglycemia similar to those of coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease. Cardiovascular complications and hypoglycemia (low…
  • A Healthy Diet May Help Prevent Dementia

    Dana
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Healthy dietary choices in midlife may prevent dementia in later years, according a doctoral thesis published at the University of Eastern Finland. The results showed that those who ate the healthiest diet at the average age of 50 had an almost 90 per cent lower risk of dementia in a 14-year follow-up study than those whose diet was the least healthy. The study was the first in the world to investigate the relationship between a healthy diet as early as in midlife and the risk of developing dementia later on. Previous studies on diet and dementia have mainly focused on the impact of single…
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    BitterSweet

  • For Every Bird a Nest [of Kale]

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    For every Bird a Nest – Wherefore in timid quest Some little Wren goes seeking round – Wherefore when boughs are free – Households in every tree – Pilgrim be found? Perhaps a home too high – Ah Aristocracy! The little Wren desires – Perhaps of kale so fine – Of leafy greens e’en superfine, Her pride aspires – The Lark is not ashamed To build upon the ground Her modest house – Yet who of all the throng Dancing around the sun Does so rejoice? [Ever so slightly adapted from] Emily Dickinson
  • Food is the Best Remedy

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    I’ve made no secret of my distaste for “cleanses,” a concept that merely sounds like a thin guise for a more modern interpretation of the classic crash diet. The theory goes that this stringent regimen of fruit and vegetable juices will clean out the digestive system, remove unspecified toxins, and fill the participant with vital nutrients that are otherwise difficult to assimilate through whole foods. Though it may typically lead to weight loss in the short term, any victories over the scale are short lived, as it’s mostly water weight or the result of nothing more…
  • Pop It Like It’s Hot

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

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

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

  • #298: The Best Remedies For Hot Flashes, Does N-Acetyl Cysteine Increase Glutathione, How To Increase Shoulder Mobility And Much More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Oct 29, 2014 Podcast: The Best Remedies For Hot Flashes, Does N-Acetyl Cysteine Increase Glutathione, How To Increase Shoulder Mobility, The post #298: The Best Remedies For Hot Flashes, Does N-Acetyl Cysteine Increase Glutathione, How To Increase Shoulder Mobility And Much More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The Five Best Supplements and Foods to Increase Sexual Performance.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If your reproductive system is working at top-notch capacity, it’s a pretty good sign that you’re fit on the outside The post The Five Best Supplements and Foods to Increase Sexual Performance. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • How To Find Nutrient-Dense Wild Edibles And Medicinal Plants In Your Own Backyard.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ever wished you knew if you had plants in your backyard that you could actually eat – plants that might The post How To Find Nutrient-Dense Wild Edibles And Medicinal Plants In Your Own Backyard. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #297: How Warrior Breathing Works, The Best Way To Use DHEA, Should Kids Drink MCT Oil & More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Oct 22, 2014 Podcast: How Does Warrior Breathing Work, The post #297: How Warrior Breathing Works, The Best Way To Use DHEA, Should Kids Drink MCT Oil & More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • Episode #297 – Full Transcript

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Podcast #297 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/10/297-how-warrior-breathing-works-the-best-way-to-use-dhea-should-kids-drink-mct-oil/ [0:00:00]  Introduction:  In this episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast:  How Does Warrior Breathing Work, The post Episode #297 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • The Anatomy Of A Proper Workout

    Anytime Fitness
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    You may not be using your time at the gym to it's full extent. Discover how the anatomy of a proper workout will help you stay on track. The post The Anatomy Of A Proper Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • How Much Activity Will it Take to Burn Off Those Pumpkin Treats?

    Amanda Ingle
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Pumpkin is all the rage this month but is the treat worth the calories? Discover how long it will take you to work off those pumpkin goodies. The post How Much Activity Will it Take to Burn Off Those Pumpkin Treats? appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Recipe: Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Lentil and Chickpea Stew

    Cassie Johnston
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    This vegan pumpkin stew is missing the meat but isn't missing any flavor! Grab your slow cooker, a pie pumpkin, and you're set for a hearty stew. The post Recipe: Vegan Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Lentil and Chickpea Stew appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The Monster Mash Workout

    Luke Andrus
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Get into the Halloween spirit this week with the Monster Mash workout! You'll be glad you did this workout after you see your calorie burn! The post The Monster Mash Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Fall Workout Jams: 27 Songs for Cardio, Lifting, and More

    Josh Cox
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Add these 27 awesome workout jams to your fall workout playlist for optimum performance in the gym! The post Fall Workout Jams: 27 Songs for Cardio, Lifting, and More appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Bald Girls Do Lunch in Sebastopol

    Angela
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Bald Girls Do Lunch is the name of a really great national nonprofit alopecia aerata advocacy group and they are coming to Sonoma County this November! In fact, they will be “doing dinner” in our lovely town of Sebastopol! This is a great chance for Sonoma, Mendicino, Marin and Lake County women with alopecia aerata to meet founder Thea Chassin, a national advocacy leader for the alopecia aerata community.  Having the chance to connect with other Santa Rosa area women with the same struggle is a big bonus too. Dr. Bailey and her team of dermatologists at Advanced Skin Care and…
  • Dr. Bailey’s Best Sensitive Skin Care Tips

    Angela
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    For anyone with sensitive skin, Dr. Bailey has you covered. Not only does Dr. Bailey receive requests online asking about skin care regimens for sensitive skin, but she also see patients daily with the same issues. This is why Dr. Bailey has compiled her best sensitive skin care tips in the “Sensitive Skin Care Tips” section of the skin care advice navigation menu. What are the causes of sensitive skin? According to Dr. Bailey, it may be due to an allergy, environmental conditions, or irritation from harsh products. No matter the cause, sensitive skin indicates your skin barrier…
  • Men’s Fall and Winter Grooming Tips: Face and Scalp Dandruff

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

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

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

  • Study Shows Chiropractic Best Option for SI Joint Pain

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Your Sacroiliac Joints are a critical linkage system between your lower spine and pelvis. The sacrum (tailbone) connects on the right and left sides of the ilia (pelvic bones) to form your sacroiliac joints.One of the common causes of low back and pelvic pain occurs with injuries to the sacroiliac (SI) joint and ligaments. A quick search online shows differing viewpoints recommendations on addressing SI Joint Pain, with most recommendations involving injections. Scientists have questioned what the best treatment option is for patients with SI Joint Pain.  A recent study published…
  • Treatment for De Quervain Tenosynovitis in Augusta GA

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

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

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

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

  • 4 Early Observations about a combined Wright-Tornier

    Tiger Buford
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    #1 – The big picture of the deal  Both boards have approved the merger and closing is expected in 2H 2015. New company will be based in Holland under the corporate name Wright Medical Group NV. This is a 100% stock transaction (no cash) with a combined equity value of ~$3.3B Wright shareholders will own 52%, and […]
  • Your dashboard for the Wright-Tornier merger

    Tiger Buford
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
          TIMELINE Oct 27, 2014  – Merger announced ??? – Wright and Tornier shareholder approval ??? – Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Approval 1H 2015 – Closing   INFORMATION Read the Wright-Tornier Investor Presentation Merger Website  https://www.extremitiesleader.com/ NEWS Wright Medical, Wrong Market by Stephen Simpson, CFA Wright Medical And Tornier See A Desirable Partner Choose Another by Stephen Simpson, […]
  • Globus Medical acquires allograft maker Transplant Technologies

    Tiger Buford
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Globus Medical snaps up allograft maker Transplant Technologies (MassDevice) Globus Medical acquires Transplant Technologies of Texas, a provider of bone allografts, biomaterials and soft tissue products, for an unspecified amount Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) said it acquired Transplant Technologies of Texas, a San Antonio-based provider of bone allografts, biomaterials and soft tissue products, for an unspecified amount. Transplant […]
  • Wright and Tornier to merge into an extremities powerhouse

    Tiger Buford
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    download the Wright-Tornier Investor Presentation Timeline of Mergers & Acquisitions in Orthopedics Wright Medical Group, Inc. and Tornier N.V. Agree to Merge Creating Premier High-Growth Extremities-Biologics Company (press release) Combination Will Offer Comprehensive Upper and Lower Extremity Product Portfolio and Broad Global Reach Further Accelerates Growth Opportunities in Three of the Fastest Growing Areas in Orthopaedics Adds […]
  • Wright Medical is close to commercializing the first new growth factor in Orthopedics in a decade – Augment Bone Graft

    Tiger Buford
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Wright Medical (WMGI) Reports FDA Approvable of Augment Bone Graft, Lowers FY14 Sales Guidance (StreetInsider) Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMGI) today announced that its BioMimetic subsidiary has received an Approvable Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for Augment® Bone Graft. The approvable letter indicates that FDA […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • The symptomatic tipping point during heart attack

    Carolyn Thomas
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    What's the tipping point that finally convinces us to seek emergency help during significant heart attack symptoms? Harvard researchers presented this study's findings at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver, including: "We were surprised that when patients finally came in to the hospital, only 2/3 thought the symptoms were related to their hearts."
  • How gender bias threatens women’s health

    Carolyn Thomas
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    The good news: over a dozen cardiac studies about women's heart disease are being presented at the 67th annual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver this weekend. The bad news: this remains a puny drop in the bucket out of several hundred new scientific papers presented about a diagnosis that kills more women than men every year. Some history behind the scarcity of sex-based evidence . . .
  • Little social support: a big gap for younger heart patients

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

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

    Carolyn Thomas
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Researchers have found that what patients want most is not only reassurance that there are no signs of serious illness and that they will be okay, but reassurance also that they have done the right thing at the right time by asking for medical advice.
 
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    maleenhancementguide.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Research Digest – October 2014: The Search for Diagnostic Certainty

    Suzanne Vernon
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    On Sept. 22nd the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and their Evidence-Based Practice Centers published the draft systematic evidence review on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS for comment. This report will be used for the Pathway to Prevention Workshop for ME/CFS to be held on December 9 & 10, 2014. (Read our full response to this draft report HERE.) One of the recommendations of the review is the need to test ME/CFS diagnostic criteria in other populations with diseases similar to ME/CFS where diagnostic uncertainty exists.  This is necessary because ME/CFS is…
  • Article in APA Monitor Reaches 130,000 Professionals in the Field of Psychology, Seeks to Dispel Myths about CFS

    Leigh Reynolds
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    The Monitor on Psychology is a well-respected publication of the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. According to its website, “APA is the world’s largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as members.” http://www.apa.org/about/index.aspx In May of this year a freelance reporter, Kirsten Weir, contacted the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) concerning an article she was writing about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome…
  • P2P Draft Evidence Review

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

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

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

  • Tree Yoga Pose (Vrikshasana)

    Health Blog
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    The tree pose is a reminder of our connection to the earth, which provides sustenance and nourishment to all living beings. So much time is spent walking on the pavement and floors that the link to the earth is weakened.…
  • Bridge Yoga Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

    Health Blog
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, the Sanskrit name for the bridge pose, translates as “forming a bridge.” When holding the bridge pose, focus on forming a strong bridge. The bridge pose will increase flexibility…
  • Camel Yoga Pose (Ustrasana)

    Health Blog
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    The camel pose provides an intense stretch to the spine and the front of the body. It helps to relieve backache, helps strengthen the lower back, helps correct rounded shoulders, and stimulates the thyroid gland and…
  • Pigeon Yoga Pose (Kapotasana)

    Health Blog
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    The pigeon pose opens the chest and hip areas, while stretching the thighs, hip rotators and flexors, and aligning the pelvis and increasing the pelvic floor circulation. Start in the table position, with the knees…
  • Triangle Yoga Pose (Trikonasana)

    Health Blog
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    The triangle yoga pose improves the body’s flexibility, straightens and elongates the spine, helps to strengthen the legs, arms, ankles and feet, and opens the area surrounding the hips. This pose replicates the…
 
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  • Online Medical Second Opinion prevented an Arthroscopic Surgery!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Activist organizations and companies: renegades of the corporatocracy

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

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

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

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

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

    Kat Fulton
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    “The most passionate people take hits the hardest…” If you’re in the world of music, healthcare, healing, then most likely you are extremely “passionate” =) Barbara Corcoran talks about being passionate, caring, and taking hits in this video: I love a good drum. I can strike it and slap it and knock on it, and […]
  • How to facilitate a 125-kids Jewish drum circle for Shabbat!

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

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

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

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

  • Why You Should Stop Watching TV

    Roman Soluk
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    A modern person can’t imagine their life without television. Even those who say they don’t watch TV, often sit in front of the screen of their computer, watching over the Internet TV programs, movies, TV shows, etc. At the same time, all these people are aware that such habit litters their brains and kills their time bringing no special benefit. Let’s see what are the main reasons to stop watching TV or at least doing it less often. Reasons to stop watching TV 1. TV spoils your relationship The things you see on TV are not real. Instead of devoting time to fictional…
  • Cleanse Your Body and Feel the Positive Effects

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

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

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

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

  • Some home blood pressure monitors aren’t accurate

    Daniel Pendick
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:46 pm
    More and more experts now recommend that people with high blood pressure regularly check their blood pressure at home. Doing this gives people an idea where their blood pressure stands in between office visits, and can motivate them to care more about their health. It also helps doctors make quick medication adjustments to keep blood pressure in the healthy zone. But according to a study that will be presented in mid-November at Kidney Week, the American Society for Nephrology’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, home blood pressure monitors aren’t always as accurate as they should…
  • For protection against pneumonia, more than one vaccine can help

    Julie Corliss
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this year, don’t wait much longer—influenza (flu) season is just around the corner. Yearly flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older. If you need some added incentive, consider this: The influenza virus can cause not only the typical flu symptoms (like fever, muscle aches, and headache), but it can cause viral pneumonia in some people and nudge others to develop bacterial pneumonia. And despite many advances in understanding the causes and treatment of this serious lung infection, it’s still a major cause of…
  • Does the nose know your future health?

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

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

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

  • SMACC Chicago Registration is coming…

    Chris Nickson
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    The programme for SMACC Chicago is now online for all to see. It has been a real joy to work on this — the opportunity to bring together the best people in critical care, to talk about the best topics in critical care, is one to be relished. We have assembled an awesome lineup — both behind the scenes to build the fire, and front stage to light it… as you will see in the programme. Most importantly, registrations are opening very soon: 0800h November 6th (AEST). Check out the ICN post titled SMACC Chicago Rego Opens 5 November for equivalent opening times throughout the…
  • The LITFL Review 154

    Anand Swaminathan
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:53 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 154th edition, brought to you by: Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM) Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM) Chris Connolly [CC] Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC) Joe-Anthony Rotella [JAR] Kane Guthrie [KG]…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 055

    Soren Rudolph
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Welcome to the 55th 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…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 054

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

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

  • Lumbar Physical Therapy Centers

    HealthyDis
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    The lumbar area may be at risk for special cases of herniated disc. In this condition, the soft gel like cushion in the lumbar slips out. There are many causes of a slipped disc. But you can find treatment centers or physical therapy clinics for lumbar and spine treatment. What Is A Good Herniated Disc […]
  • Causes Of Wrist Neuropathy – Neuropathy In The Hands And Fingers

    HealthyDis
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Neuropathy is the sudden numbness of the hands and wrist. Usually, a person with numbness in the fingers, tingling sensation in the palm and pain in the wrist may be experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are causes of wrist neuropathy that are not related to the area at all. What Causes […]
  • Arthritis Centers And Clinics In The United States

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

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

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

  • Emotion in motion

    Editor
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    By Dr Debra Bath, Senior Lecturer If you look at the Oxford Dictionary entry for the word ‘emotion’, you will find it is a noun, a thing, described as follows: A strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others: she was attempting to control her emotions: his voice was shaky with emotion. Instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge: responses have to be based on historical insight, not simply on emotion. The word originated in the mid-16th century, and is from the French émotion, derived from émouvoir (meaning…
  • Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field

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

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

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

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

    Dorsa
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are many diets that can help with the symptoms of kidney failure. A vegetarian diet is one of the most popular diets that has shown to slow the progression of kidney disease as well as help patients feel better. There are many reasons why a vegetarian diet is helpful for kidney failure as well as many other health complications. Protein For kidney failure patients, they have to be careful about their protein intake. Plant based protein is easier for your body to absorb and process. It is recommended that two thirds of everyone’s protein intake come from high quality plant sources.
  • Low Sodium Spices that are Great Choices for Kidney Disease

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

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

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

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

  • Empowering Indigenous communities to prevent child abuse and neglect

    Fiona Arney, Chair and Director, Australian Centre for Child Protection at University of South Australia
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Many Indigenous families fear the welfare system. AAP Image/Neda VanovacIn some jurisdictions of Australia, the rate of Indigenous children in foster, kinship and residential care on any one night has reached almost one in ten. This rate is almost ten times higher than non-Aboriginal children and has steadily increased over the past decade. Contrast this with rates of non-Indigenous children in out-of-home care, which have stabilised in most jurisdictions. For Aboriginal children and their families, significant spending on responses has yielded little, if any, benefit on the ground. This…
  • Your Fault You're Fat? I Don't Buy It.

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Flickr / August Brill This last week, my working week started in London and ended in Mexico City. Beginning on one side of the ocean in the Queen’s Capital and 6 days later, finishing up in a very different megacity, this transition was one of contrasts. From fish and chips, to tortillas and tostadas. Flat white to cafe con leche. The food, the culture, the weather - it seemed like two different worlds. Flickr / rutlo Yet as I explored the Mexican capital, one shared element stood out. Walking the streets, parks and public spaces, a commonality surprised me about both these incredible urban…
  • Explainer: multiple sclerosis

    Tobias David Merson, Laboratory Head at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The amount of sun exposure and associated vitamin D production is believed to underlie the geographical gradient in multiple sclerosis prevalance. Thomas Abbs/Flickr, CC BY-SAMultiple sclerosis is a neurological disease affecting almost 25,000 Australians and more than 2.4 million people worldwide. It’s one of the leading causes of disability in young adults. Typically, the illness is first experienced as an episode of blurred vision, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. These symptoms usually subside for a time, only to recur or present in other forms such as pain, paralysis, fatigue,…
  • Foster parents need more support to care for vulnerable children

    Morag McArthur, Professor, Institute of Child Protection Studies at Australian Catholic University
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Foster parents often receive inadequate emotional and financial support. prudkov/ShutterstockWhen children are deemed at risk of abuse or neglect and are removed from the family home, they are placed in out-of-home care, either with foster parents, relatives or in residential facilities. The latter is the least preferred model and is often seen as a last resort. As the number of children in out-of-home care increases, it is concerning that the number of foster care families available to support them has not followed suit. Instead, every year, 14% of foster carers cease their caring roles.
  • Mandatory Ebola quarantine is about politics, not public health

    Adam Kamradt-Scott, Senior Lecturer in International Security at University of Sydney
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The risk to the Australian community from doctors and nurses returning from Ebola-affected countries is minimal. EPA/ARIE KIEVITGovernments have a duty to protect their citizens but the plan to impose mandatory detention on health-care workers being suggested by some Australian states is excessive and unwarranted. On Monday, the media reported the Australian government has cancelled all temporary visas from the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. In a bizarre world first, this includes humanitarian visas. So it should not have come as a surprise that on…
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    Medchrome

  • 7 Ways to make Pocket money for Medical Students

    Administrator
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:12 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
  • How to improve your Study environment and mood

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

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

  • Tricks To Help You Get Skin That Glows

    HealthyGirl
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    TIP! To have smooth, clear skin, get some sun and spend a lot of time outdoors. Use a sunscreen, too, of course. Healthy skin involves more than just showing off your pretty face. Your entire body is covered by skin and it needs your attention. The tips below can help you how to take care of every inch of skin on your body. TIP! When applying sunscreen, use a makeup sponge. This lets you avoid the lotion’s greasy texture as well as spread it evenly over your skin. Your lips actually contain the body’s most sensitive skin. You want to use both chapstick and lip balms. This will…
  • Great Ways To Get Rid Of Hemorrhoids

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

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

  • EBOLA: A Virus Of The Mind? Or Something Worse?

    Dr. Anthony G. Beck
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com There has been a ton of concern and talk about the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Let’s take a closer look at this issue and see if that concern is justified or not. I’m sure that by now you have heard about so called “deadly virus” that can do catastrophic damage to a country and its people. But is it really as bad as the media wants you to believe? To tell you the truth, it’s not an Ebola epidemic. It’s worse….It’s an epidemic of fear and misdirection! And this epidemic is caused by the belief that, in the case of…
  • 7 Health Reasons Why You Should Eat Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

    BeWellBuzz
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com It’s harvest season, a time when much of North America turns shades of golden, hues of orange and blasts of deep, bright red. It’s a time of reaping what we’ve sown, feasting and enjoying the festivities. Among the many autumn favorites, pumpkins are perhaps the most entertaining. They’re also nutritious. Recipes abound substituting fats and oils with pumpkin puree. It lends texture, weight, moisture and delicate flavor. Some prefer it over apple sauce as a fat sub because it’s lower in sugar, has more body and adds more nutrients. From pumpkin puree soups…
  • Stay Away From These Heart-Harming Omega-6 Rich Oils

    Esse Johnson
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Omega-6 essential fatty acids (n-6) are getting a bad rap these days but the problem may not be the n-6. It’s the amount of it suddenly infiltrating our diet, not to mention the sources. From the media hype alone it could sound like n-6 needs to be avoided. Not entirely true. As you can see omega-6 fatty acids are a good and necessary nutrient; but too much of a good thing is still too much. It turns out that n-3 and n-6 compete for digestion and assimilation in the body and if n-6 wins, we lose. At The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health researchers reviewed…
  • Your Hidden Superpower #1: WORDS

    Dr. Kim D'Eramo
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Do you know that when you speak, your body is listening? The words you say have meaning and resonance in your body-and a health consequence. Studies have shown that your tone, volume and meaning is immediately registered in your cells and moves you either towards vibrance and harmony OR towards disease. Whether you say: “I feel like crap” or “I’m so tired” or “I always have back pain” or “My bad knee,” your body logs that in and produces the corresponding result. The other interesting thing about your words is: According to your body, YOU are the…
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

    Jim Long
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Since you are still sleepy from a good night’s rest, it is only right that you should know some quick and easy recipes that you can come up with in a few minutes. If your kids love milk, then offer them something by combining milk [...]
  • Totally Random Travel Tips!

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

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

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

    Jim Long
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    One witty person had once declared that there are two kinds of travelers in the world – those who packed light and those who wished they had. If you plan to travel and it is your first time, check out the following list of packing tips and guidelines. This list of time-tested advice on packing [...]
 
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    LINKS 4 LIFE ALERTS!

  • Top Ebola News

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

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

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

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

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

  • Holidays and Homeschooling

    Christiane Marshall
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hi Everyone- in honor of #TBT we’re revisiting one of our favorite posts by our wonderful contributor Christiane Marshall.  In this post from October of  2013,  she provides some great ideas for homeschooling during the holiday season.  Please enjoy!!  – Laura S., Managing Editor In schools, holidays can be great disruptions that distract and take away from learning activities. Although holiday-based activities can be great fun while still educational, the teacher can’t carry it through the holiday itself. In our homeschools we can continue with the fun and learning…
  • One Powerful Pumpkin Smoothie

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re a pumpkin lover you will LOVE this smoothie! Not only does pumpkin taste yummy but it’s also good for you. Pumpkin is loaded with beta and alpha carotene and our bodies covert both forms of carotene into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for cell growth and development. Enjoy this yummy smoothie during the fall season and anytime of the year since you can use ‘canned’ pumpkin. One Powerful Pumpkin Smoothie   Print Author: Dr. Daisy Sutherland Recipe type: Smoothie Ingredients ½ c canned puree pumpkin 2 tbsp of greek yogurt or vanilla coconut yogurt ½…
  • Autumn Spice Green Smoothie

    Ginny Edwards
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
      Autumn is here and this smoothie is based on my love for spices and my love for the season. The spices are perfect for the autumn weather, and the flavors meld together in a way that just melts your tastes buds.  I love to enjoy this smoothie while watching my favorite tree changing colors! Autumn Spice Smoothie Ingredients 2 frozen bananas 1/4 teasoon celtic sea salt Handful organic spinach 3/4 cup raw cashews 1 to 1 1/2 cup pure water 1 tablespoon maple granules (you can also use medjool dates or other sweetener but the maple gives the smoothie a lovely flavor) 2 tablespoons Sun…
  • You Are My Sunshine

    Emily McMason
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    you are my sunshine…my only, sunshine… How long, approximately, will it take you to sing it? Would you mumble? hum it? sing chorus & verse? Or just the beginning? In the name of science and for keeping of standards, I timed it. 57 seconds, if you sing chorus-first verse-chorus. {there are, in fact, many verses and versions. Willie Nelson sings it with 3 verses. The state of Louisiana claims the song with a five verse version that includes a line about crawfish gumbo. No lie} But back to our sunshine. Why, you may be wondering, should you care? Because 57 seconds first thing in…
  • Getting Fit While Enjoying Nature

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This year has been a true year of transformation. Yes! This year the life-long goal was made to transform not only my health and lifestyle but that of my entire family. But of course, I had to start somewhere, so I began with myself. So, what did this transformation entail? For starters it involved a change in activity as well as the type of food we had available in our home along with the food choices made outside of the home. Here I am working out, something I do regularly now and love it!!! Playing outside is another great way to stay physically fit. Remember way back when you were young…
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    Senior Health Memos

  • Time For A Canada Prescription Drug Plan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Food for thought

    Edel
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
  • Forever Learning

    Edel
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    One of our core values is ‘Forever Learning’ and this week is about where Halloween originated from. We all know the fun Jack’o Lanterns, Trick or Treat, costume parties, bonfires, or even haunted houses but what do you really know about Halloween? It originates from the ancient Celtic pagan festival known as Samhain, (in Irish Oíche Samhain; the night of the dead). Samhain is also the Druid god of the dead. Celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It was a time to take stock of supplies…
  • Food for thought

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

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

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

  • Which colours are the easiest to remove with laser tattoo removal?

    Kerry
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Laser tattoo removal has been around for quite some time now and has been widely available to both Joe Public and Hollywood stars alike. With tattoo parlours on the increase (and Bournemouth being no exception), people are getting inked without necessarily thinking of the long-term consequences. After all, you can easily get it removed, right? Wrong. Removed, yes. Easily – not so. Laser tattoo removal takes time. Amateur tattoos take 4-6 treatments, whereas professional tattoos can take 8-12 treatments on average. In addition, you need to leave approximately 8 weeks or so between…
  • Beware of beauty clinics offering laser treatments. We give you the lowdown on how to keep your skin safe.

    Kerry
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Beauty clinics offering laser treatments are on the up and Bournemouth beauty clinics are no exception. Many clients wishing to remain loyal to their local beauty clinic are often quite happy to swap their usual facial or waxing for a laser hair removal treatment. Beauty clinics however are not specialists in laser treatment and we would advise caution. Vanda Thomas who went public with her first degree burns last week in the Daily Mail learnt the hard way. In the article, Vanda explains that her beautician was nice and friendly and so when laser hair removal was offered as a new treatment,…
  • Requests for laser tattoo removal in Bournemouth are on the rise

    Kerry
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    The recent explosion of new tattoo parlours in Bournemouth has resulted in a sharp rise in enquiries for laser tattoo removal. It comes as no surprise therefore to learn that the same is happening the world over. The Daily Mail reported in an article this week that cosmetic surgeons in Australia have seen a 300% rise in the number of people seeking laser tattoo removal treatment. At Laser Skin Solutions the reasons as to why clients seek laser tattoo removal have always varied. Clients often no longer like the tattoo they had done 20 years ago and name removal has always been one of the most…
  • 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…
 
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    Walkingspree

  • Move! Walk Yourself Happy

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sandra Bullock Aids Extra in On-Set Medical Emergency

    Christine Mattheis
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Getty Images Sandra Bullock is one of those stars who just seems nice, and earlier this week she did something that helps prove our hunch. TMZ reports that Bullock rushed to the side of an extra who collapsed from apparent heat stroke on the New Orleans set of Our Brand Is Crisis last SundayBullock reportedly took charge by giving her water and fanning her in a shaded area until an ambulance arrived and transported the woman to a local hospital. The Big Easy has been experiencing unseasonably hot weather this fall, with the sun blazing and temperatures climbing close to 90. Actors were…
  • Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries

    Health Editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A comparison of two of the most common types of weight loss surgery found that laparoscopic gastric bypass helped patients shed more excess pounds than adjustable gastric banding, but carried a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term hospitalizations. Gastric-bypass surgery makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the small intestine, so your body does not absorb all the calories from food you eat, according to the National Institutes of Health. Gastric banding is a type of weight-loss procedure in which an adjustable band is placed…
  • Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Health Editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There are clear differences in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and the brains of healthy people, new research indicates. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine said their findings could help doctors diagnose this baffling condition and shed light on how it develops. People with chronic fatigue syndrome are often misdiagnosed or labeled as hypochondriacs. Using three types of brain scanning technologies, “we found that [chronic fatigue syndrome] patients’ brains diverge from those of healthy subjects…
  • ‘Perfect Body’ Campaign Sparks Backlash Against Victoria’s Secret

    Christine Mattheis
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Critics of a recent Victoria’s Secret ad campaign are finding it anything but “perfect.” Through a petition on the website Change.org, British students Frances Black, Gabriella Kountourides and Laura Ferris are demanding the company amend and apologize for the use of the phrase “Perfect Body” in ads for its new Body bra line, claiming the two-word phrase promotes negative body image. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “We would like Victoria’s Secret to apologise and take responsibility for the unhealthy and damaging message that…
  • Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant

    Health Editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows. The findings suggest that patients should be screened for frailty before kidney transplantation, and that those identified as frail need to be closely monitored after their transplant, the study authors said. The researchers assessed frailty in 537 patients around the time of their kidney transplant. Five years later, survival rates were 91.5 percent for non-frail patients, 86 percent for intermediately frail…
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • Who should pay the medical costs for the injuries of college athletes?

    drdavidgeier
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If a college football player is hurt in a game, it would seem to make sense that the school pays his medical expenses, right? As we hear Lee Corso exclaim every Saturday on ESPN’s College Gameday, “Not so fast!”
  • Sports medicine stats: Trends in ACL reconstruction

    drdavidgeier
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The total number of ACL reconstruction procedures increased significantly during a study period from 1994-2006. This increasing trend holds true for patients younger than 20 and those 40 and older as well.
  • Common questions about CTE and traumatic brain injuries in sports

    drdavidgeier
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    With more attention given to concussions and possible long-term brain damage from football and other sports, more athletes and parents are asking questions about these injuries and how to prevent them than ever. In this post, I answer some of the common questions regarding these difficult and dangerous injuries.
  • Episode 166: How can dental health affect sports performance?

    drdavidgeier
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How can dental health affect sports performance? Dr. Geier also discusses the injuries of Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Dodgers Dan Haren, and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Plus in the Ask Dr. Geier segment, he answers your sports medicine questions.
  • Social media Saturday: 3 reasons your online efforts aren’t working

    drdavidgeier
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    I am always interested when healthcare providers tell me that they "tried social media" and that "it doesn't work." When I ask these frustrated physicians to describe their efforts – website creation, Twitter, Facebook, etc. – their stories usually have three common themes.
 
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • School Shootings: Why Social Media Should be Monitored

    MedFriendly
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Above: Washington school shooter's Twitter post days before the shooting. In the wake of the latest school shooting in the state of Washington, much attention has been paid to the shooter’s (Jaylen Fryberg’s) Twitter account. In fact, after a school shooting, social media sites are typically the first place that people go to learn about the assailant. While this is understandable, one has to wonder if any of these school shootings could be eliminated if someone had paid more attention to these shooters’ social media sites before the shootings.Possible interventions ahead of time…
  • Here's What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

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

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

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

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

  • New Beauty Detox Transformation Story: Meet Kaylee!

    Kimberly Snyder
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Kaylee is happy, glowing and beautiful! :) We’ve been refining our blog schedule over the recent weeks and months, and one of the things people love most are the inspirational stories we do every Friday! This week’s inspirational story of transformation comes from Kaylee, who used Beauty Detox to clear up her skin, tone her body and feel amazing. Let’s dive into her answers and experience! How long have you been following the Beauty Detox philosophy? Was it easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle? I discovered Kimberly and Beauty Detox about a year and a half ago. I…
  • Still Confused About What to Eat and When? This Is What You Need…

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Beauty! It’s with great excitement that — THIS SATURDAY, October 25th — I’ll be revealing a brand new tool that will assist you in: Eating more Beauty Detox meals each week Planning out your daily meals with success Having more delicious food options, every single day! And simply having a better idea of what the heck to eat, and when If you regularly read my blog here, the The Beauty Detox Solution or The Beauty Detox Foods — then you probably have a good understanding of the Beauty Detox principles pretty well. You probably know my stance on dairy…
  • Is All Sugar “Bad”? My Answers to Your Sugar Questions

    Kimberly Snyder
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    Hello Beauty, Hope you are having an amazing week! As you know, we’ve been doing a question and answer blog every Wednesday. The purpose is to take pressing questions from the community — and then provide responses that give you much more clarity on a key topic of importance to many in the community. This week’s topic is sugar. Let’s jump right into the questions! Question from Melanie: Is fruit sugar as bad as white sugar? Isn’t it all the same in your body? No, not at all! White sugar is refined, bleached and put into a form that’s nearly unrecognizable…
  • 5 Mood-Boosting Secrets to Lift You Up During “Dark Days”

    Kimberly Snyder
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    Hello Dear One, Today’s post is all about something we all feel and deal with every single day… I’m talking about your mood. Having just left some very grey, chilly weather in New York (ugh! To be honest, the weather in New York is not something that I miss at all), I can definitely say I feel the shift in seasons. For much of the country and depending where you live in the world, cold weather and dark, dreary days have started to set in. And for many of us, they’re not going anywhere for a while. If you’ve ever felt down or slightly depressed, especially during…
  • Tips for Beating Cold and Flu Season

    Kimberly Snyder
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Hello Beauty! I wanted to address a question I get asked a LOT — especially this time of the year. And that question is… “How Do I Avoid Catching a Cold or the Flu?” According to doctors, we have officially begun flu season. Ans while many people use the terms almost interchangeably, it’s important to understand the difference. A cold can be caused by several hundred different viruses, and generally come with much milder symptoms that often last for days or a week. It can begin with with a sore throat or runny nose, lead to more congestion, and culminate in a…
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    Well Being Tips

  • What is The Appropriate Wellness Program for You

    Wellbeing
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    What is The Appropriate Wellness Program for You “Women are like a bottle of good red wine: they get better with age”. Probably you know this old proverb, but the question is if are you able to say this about you? Living fast all the time under pressure, stressful lifestyle, less sleeping, a lot of home obligations, going for perfectionism, familiar problems, fast […]
  • The Vertical Jump Training

    Wellbeing
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The Vertical Jump Training Physical strength and endurance are key assets in any number of sports and being able to perform vertical leaps to the best of your ability, will definitely give you an edge. From towering over an opponent for a slam dunk in basketball to a prodigious leap to return what your rival thought was a winning […]
  • Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health and Well Being

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

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

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

  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Your Daily Blueberry Boost

    Danica Collins
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Move over botox. All it takes is a daily blueberry boost to reverse the signs of aging— including dull, wrinkled skin, deteriorating memories, and impaired balance and coordination.  Blueberry’s... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • CAPE: A Powerful Agent Against Prostate Cancer

    Danica Collins
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Did You Know…that an extract from beehives may offer a promising new treatment for prostate cancer? More good news about bees, and another good reason to protect them: a... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Can Manuka Honey Heal Wounds?

    Danica Collins
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    This is a FACT. Once upon a time, honey was the go-to healing aid for wounds. In the early 20th century, however, with the discovery of penicillin and subsequent antibiotics, [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Nurse Your Flu with Honeysuckle Tea

    Danica Collins
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    It’s flu season again, but before you rush out for a flu shot and shoot yourself up with health-compromising toxins, consider stocking up with honeysuckle tea. Traditional Chinese Medicine... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Aspirin’s Anti-Cancer Effects

    Danica Collins
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Did You Know…that one baby aspirin a day cuts the risk of cancer development, metastases, and death? Numerous recent studies, along with a very large British review of published... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • Get Cozy

    Kristina
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Sweats, check. Hoodie, check. Unbelievably fashionable flats, check. (ok we may be a bit partial) But seriously, our model wouldn’t leave the set without them. And who would? It’s the classic ballet flat, updated with great textures and prints. Elastic strap keeps everything in place. Keep it casual and cool for your every day and […] The post Get Cozy appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Blogger Style

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

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

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

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

  • Revitalize Your Relationship with Fildena

    Ammy
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Viagra has become so famous that it’s become the ubiquitous name for the generic Sildenafil Citrate, a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor that works by increasing blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation, which in turn helps achieve & maintain an erection. It’s well –known by now that even healthy men, as well as men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) are enjoying the benefits of a super-strong erection, and a healthy and satisfying sex life. Many men who suffer from ED, or just a lack of interest in sex, also suffer from depression, loss of self-esteem, fear…
  • Metformin: Increasing Quality of Life in Diabetics

    Ammy
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Metformin is an anti- diabetic drug most notably prescribed for Type – II diabetes, especially in people with weight problems. Metformin is also used in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), regulating insulin levels that in turn helps regulate menstrual cycles. Using Metformin in the long –term is also beneficial- decreasing the risk of diabetes & heart disease due to high insulin levels. Buying generic prescription drugs like Metformin on International Drug Mart allows diabetics to save more than when they buy the branded drug, Glucophage. Metformin is commonly used to…
  • We’re Celebrating: IDM Turns 11!

    Ammy
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    We’re so excited! International Drug Mart is celebrating 11 years of providing quality generic prescription & Over-the-Counter drugs to our customers. It’s been a great journey filled with learning & delivering exactly what you need. To celebrate our 11th anniversary we’re offering several exciting deals & discounts that will help you save more. When you shop generic prescription & OTC drugs at www.internationaldrugmart.com, you save more money than when you shop branded drugs. Lucky 11 The first 11 customers of the day will get 11% off on their purchases. Rush to be…
  • Vesicare: Defeat Incontinence

    Ammy
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Getting older is no fun when you suffer from incontinence. Being unable to go places where there are no toilets can put a check on your recreational activities. Incontinence strikes younger people too, which can put an otherwise healthy adult in embarrassing situations. An estimated 46 million American adults over the age 40 years suffer from OAD. For adults suffering from overactive bladder (OAD) with urge incontinence, Vesicare or its cheaper generic counterpart, Solifenacin, is a lifesaving prescription drug. www.internationaldrugmart.com recognizes that branded prescription drugs are very…
  • 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…
 
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Readers Respond: 11 More Winter Supplies to Keep in Your Car

    LAwordsmith
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH You let the dog out one last time before bed, and you hear a yelp. Somehow she’s managed to cut her leg pretty deep. Being a fan of The Survival Doctor, you know to apply pressure to stop the bleeding, but she just keeps crying. You know of a vet clinic that stays open until 11, and it’s 10 right now. You tie a rag around the wound and head out the door. After a couple of miles, you hear a bump, bump, bump. It gets louder. You pull over and dig out your flashlight from the glove compartment. The batteries are dead. You get out and see the flat tire. And suddenly…
  • Sensation-Free Ebola Facts: What We Know and What We Don’t

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

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

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

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

  • TWiV 308: The Running Mad Professor

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Tom Solomon Tom talks with Vincent about viral central nervous system infections of global importance, Ebola virus, and running the fastest marathon dressed as a doctor.   Links for this episode World's biggest brain Tom's YouTube channel Sex, drugs, and emerging viruses (TedX) The Running Mad Professor Image credit: ClickLiverpool Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
  • TWiV 307: Ebola aetiology

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

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

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

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

  • 12 Tips to Detoxify Your Life on a Budget

    Health on a Budget
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    by Kate Wilson It’s one thing to detoxify your body — it’s another thing to detoxify your life. But detoxifying doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as it often seems. Make these simple changes to your daily life and kick toxins to the curb. Use Natural Cleaners Many popular cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can do more damage than good. There are some products on the market that are chemical-free, however you can make your own natural cleaners with items that can be found in your own cupboard. For example, lemon’s acidity can cut though most household bacteria and…
  • Amazing Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

    Jane Chitty
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    When I write a guest post for Health on a Budget, I choose a subject that is really going to help those looking for inexpensive ways to improve their health, naturally.  And the use of apple cider vinegar is just such a way. In fact, there are dozens of uses so I will cover as many as possible here… But first just a few words about apple cider vinegar itself When buying apple cider vinegar, check to make sure it says “Raw” and “Unfiltered”. “Organic” is another healthy label. Used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties, the raw organic version of apple cider…
  • Do You Need Dietary Supplements? Yes and No.

    jaimeheidel
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Do you need dietary supplements? There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about the use of nutritional supplements and whether or not they’re beneficial.   As vitamin and mineral supplements continue to gain popularity, some conventional health proponents have written articles claiming that not only are they useless, they could actually be harmful to your health.   No wonder you’re confused.   The truth is, by and large, dietary supplements are not a danger to your health. The only way they can be is if you are allergic to them, overdoing on them or…
  • Top Excuses for Not Joining a MMA Gym

    Health on a Budget
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    by Danielle Steffenhagen More often than not, introducing the idea of joining a mixed martial arts gym to someone automatically instills terror. Even just in the act of inviting someone to a mixed martial arts class results in some sort of excuse. Making excuses, otherwise known rationalization, is a defense mechanism that justifies and explains controversial behaviors and feelings. Let’s look at some of the most common “rationalizations” people have for not joining an MMA gym and why they are unacceptable: 1) I don’t like to fight Certainly, some people go to an MMA gym to train and…
  • 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…
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • Nail Biting Can Ruin Your Teeth

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
        Feasting on your finger nails wrecks more than your manicure. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a dedicated nail nibbler will spend thousands to repair the dental damage caused by their habit.   Psychiatrists are undecided over whether the need to chew on yourself is an obsessive compulsive disorder or a harmless quirk. But medical professionals do agree that habitual nail biting, which is officially known as “onychophagia,” can harm both your teeth and overall health.  
  • What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
      Cancer is always a difficult topic to read about. But it’s important to know the symptoms and monitor your health so that you can catch any potential problems early.   Since we focus on dental and oral care issues here, we’ll be looking at oral cancer. Please remember that the symptoms listed below can be caused by conditions other than cancer. Talk to a health care professional if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, do not attempt to diagnose yourself.
  • Tasty Treats For Your Teeth - A Brief History Of Toothpaste

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

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

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

    PUP
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Atrophy of any organ is shrinkage in size of that particular organ. Together with decrease in size, there may be associated dysfunction. Cerebral atrophy is decrease is size of brain. It can be a part of brain or the entire …
  • Bloom Syndrome Treatment: What Are Its Causes And Symptoms?

    PUP
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Bloom syndrome is a rare genetic disease characterized by low birth weight and length, short stature, skin rashes after sun exposure and increased risk of cancer at young age. The condition was first described by Dr Bloom in 1954, hence …
  • Causes Of Hemiplegic Migraine: Symptoms And How To Treat It?

    PUP
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    Migraine is a syndrome of recurrent episodes of headache, more often one sided accompanied with host of other symptoms. It is common in women than in men. More than 60 percent of patients have family history of migraine. Attacks of …
  • Foreign Object Stuck In Throat: Home Remedies To Remove It

    PUP
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    Frequently physicians and medical personnel in emergency room come across patients with history of foreign objects lodged in their throat. Children as well as adults both can experience obstruction in their throat due to swallowing a foreign object. Especially children …
  • How Do You Get Aspartame Poisoning? Symptoms And Treatment

    PUP
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Aspartame is one of the most commonly used artificial sweeteners in foods and beverages. It is used as a sugar substitute with an added advantage of being low in calories. People often consume food products that contain aspartame in order …
 
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  • Thrive Pink Eggs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Lindsay
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    This time of year brings us together for many reasons, often in the spirit of community, to reflect and show appreciation for one another. During the month of October, we gather our resources as a global community to look for ways to contribute to the search for a cure for cancer and to help support […]
  • Black Dog Asana Reviews Three Minute Egg®

    Lindsay
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    The Incredible (Non)Edible Egg We would like to send our sincere thanks to Maggie of Black Dog Asana for saying such nice things about us on her blog. In her post about Three Minute Egg, Maggie reviews the Yogi Meal Starter Kit, including our Special Edition Alignment & Flow DVD. Here’s an excerpt: “One yoga block […]
  • Honoring BKS Iyengar

    Lindsay
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    In Honor of Mr. Iyengar As some of you may already know, BKS Iyengar left the physical body on the 20th of August in India. Mr. Iyengar was one of the most influential yogis of all time, and is personally responsible for what most of us view as proper alignment in the physical practice of […]
  • Introducing Junior Eggs!

    Eggman
    8 Dec 2013 | 9:42 am
    After years of patience, some begging, and numerous customer requests, I am excited at last to announce the release of the Junior Egg! Juniors have the same shape as our Classic Namastegg, but they’re a couple of inches smaller. Why 2 sizes of Eggs?  When I made my first Eggs out of wood there were actually […]
  • The Beauty of Beginner’s Mind – Review of Three Minute Egg® Workshops & Product

    Eggman
    20 Nov 2013 | 4:55 am
    As a Purna Yoga instructor, I have an abiding love for props. They can make poses more accessible either by filling in space or acting as extensors, or they can help practitioners understand action in a pose by providing contact sensation to give direction. And while the Three Minute Egg® seemed like a nice enough […]
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  • 7 Steps For Healing Acid Reflux And Heartburn Without Drugs

    Good Living Doc
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    25 million people experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux every single day of their lives. As a result, prescription drugs designed to treat these painful conditions make pharmaceutical companies in excess of $13 billion per year. In fact, Nexium (the Purple Pill) is currently the 2nd most prescribed drug in the U.S. following […]
  • Why Americans Should Just Calm Down About Ebola

    Good Living Doc
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Ebola is terrifying. Ebola is deadly. Ebola is HERE! Fear certainly is profitable in America. If a teary-eyed Sarah McLachlan or a suds-soaked bikini model bending over a Lamborghini won’t compel you to whip out your credit card, there’s always a good chance that fear might do the trick. News outlets want ratings, websites want […]
  • Axes And Hoses And Hammers And Nails: A Wellness Approach

    Good Living Doc
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    The following is a transcript of a live presentation I gave about the difference between the allopathic (treating disease with drugs) and wellness approach to health care. Let’s say your house is on fire. Who are you going to call? Don’t say Ghost-busters. You’re going to call 911 and the fire department is going to […]
  • Natural Asthma Remedies Supported By Science

    Good Living Doc
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    I’ve written about asthma before, although the recommendations outlined in the article were the result of my own personal experience with asthma patients and did not reference the scientific literature. For that reason, this post will review the available research on asthma and the natural remedies (if any) which are supported by science. My previous […]
  • RM-10 Ultra: The #1 Immune Booster for Fighting Cold Weather Critters

    Good Living Doc
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Your chances of suffering from a cold-weather sinus or respiratory infection are practically nil if your immune system is healthy. You probably know someone who seems to “catch” every infection that’s “going around” regardless of how often they scrub their hands or visit their doctor. You probably also know people who never get sick despite working […]
 
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  • A Healthy Child Makes A Happy Home

    Swarnam John
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    Photostock, freedigitalphotos.net Yesterday was my birthday, early in the morning at 5; 30am my son was the first to wish me and to my surprise gave me a gift. The gift was neatly wrapped in beautiful green gift paper with a big ribbon and a card. Inside was a beautiful glass set. This gesture touched my heart strings. He is just 11 years old and I really felt happy to be a mom. Healthy children do make a happy, healthy home. Healthy includes physical, emotional and spiritual health. A recent research study has found that having children do really make us happy.Emotional…
  • Can Potatoes Be Included In Your Weight Loss Program

    Swarnam John
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    Anankkml, freedigitalphotos.net The Inca Indians in Peru were the first potato cultivators in the world. They cultivated potatoes around 8000 B.C to 5000 B.C.  Little did they know that to educate the world about the healthy cooking of potatoes, a health blogger named Swarnam would be born several centuries later? Just a few words of self-praise cause it’s my birthday today.Are potatoes healthy?With so much bad press about potatoes. Let me help you see potatoes in a new light. A new study says that people can eat potatoes and still lose weight. Scientists issued this stunning note…
  • 1237 Reasons To Go Gaga Over Walnuts

    Swarnam John
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    Africa, freedigitalphotos.netI spent my childhood in a lovely town full of greenery and groves of beautiful flowering trees. Small squirrels would bring nuts from nearby trees and drop it in our front yard. We kids used to collect the nuts and break it with big stones. Whether we break the nuts or not we hurt our fingers. Those good old days!Goodness of walnutsWalnuts are one of God’s marvelous creations. It is rich in omega 3 fats, manganese, molybdenum and biotin. It is rich in antioxidants. The antioxidants protect the walnuts from becoming rancid. The walnut is nutrient dense with…
  • Are You So Dumb To Skip Your Morning Breakfast

    Swarnam John
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Serge Berstasius, freedigitalphotos.netDuring my final year in school, we were busy preparing for the public exams. My father arranged special coaching to help me get more marks. I used to go early in the morning to attend the classes and still had my idlli and sambar breakfast. The funny part is that I used to carry a flask full of Horlicks for extra strength along with my lunch to school. Word spread about my flask of Horlicks like wild fire. And kids would actually come to my class to boo at me while am drinking my Horlicks. Those were the good old days you see!Protein rich breakfast A new…
  • How Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors Help You Reach Fitness Goals

    Swarnam John
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    How Wearable Electronic Activity Monitors Help You Reach Fitness GoalsTake care, Swarnam
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  • How to Have an Awesome Old School Halloween

    Lauren Cosgrove
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We all remember the simple joys that came with strolling around door to door in costume, expecting massive amounts of candy and fun. So, let’s abandon Pinterest for a minute and get back to the basics of a good ole’ fashioned spooky halloween. It’s time for a little Halloween throwback! 1. Make your own costumes! […]
  • What Is It Like to Get a Facial?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Have you ever wondered exactly what happens during a facial session? We’re here to clue you in. Most estheticians will begin by taking a look at the condition of your skin and recording any relevant medical history pertaining to your head, neck and face. Learning where you’re coming from, what you want to achieve, and […]
  • Fall Fitness Tips: Braving Colder Weather

    Lauren Cosgrove
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The days are shorter. The days are colder. Maybe that cozy couch is calling your name. But fall is no time to fall (totally on purpose) off the fitness wagon! Stay fit through wind, sleet and snow with these fabulous fall fitness tips. Have a PLAN Anyone can slip into a metaphorical rut, or even […]
  • Find Back Pain Relief with Massage Therapy

    Lauren Cosgrove
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Have you ever wondered why when you stub your toe, or bang your knee on the couch, or slip and skid your elbow, your first instinct is to touch your injury and rub away the pain? It’s a common reaction, built into our bodies’ natural coping process. In fact, massaging or clutching the area where […]
  • There’s Nothing Quite Like Chicken Chili

    Lauren Cosgrove
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Fall is a time for comfort food. With colder weather, crisp evenings, and changing colors, a good meal can truly make for a cozy evening. We’ve picked out this delightful slow-cooker chicken chili recipe, courtesy of The Clever Carrot. Besides, what is more appealing than letting a delicious recipe such as this cook itself! To […]
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    文摘编辑部
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    怎样适应移动互联网带来的阅读习惯的改变? 如何在巨量的网络信息中保持独特的价值,又不失个性?
  • 浙江省公安机关重点人员动态管控工作规范 (试行)

    文摘编辑部
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    编者按:各级公安机关要结合实际,对本地旅馆、暂住、网吧、机动车等基础信息采集录入情况,网上缉控系统在线值守、警情签收下达、处置措施、结果反馈情况进行检查通报,并建立相应的考核机制。对基础信息采集录入及时,签收、管控、反馈等工作表现突出的单位予以通报表扬;对基础信息采集录入不及时、不准确,签…
  • 斯伟江:“十条须知”——当网民遇见警察

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    【编注】本文是根据斯伟江律师长微博编辑而成,部分字词可能出错,见谅。另有几处句子稍有改动,但文意不变。…
  • 创业邦杂志:互联网上,内容多长最合适?

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    互联网上诞生了丰富的文字形式,如电子邮件、博客、微博、演示等等,我们往往关注于其中的内容,但是却很少考虑过一个问题——这些东西的篇幅究竟多长才是最合适的呢? KEVAN LEE 认真研究了这个问题。 他通过收集各方的资料,得出的研究结果如下: 1、推特的理想长度是100字符 Buddy Media和Track Social的研究均得出类似的结果。 推特长度在71-100字之间的转发量最高 2、Facebook帖子的理想长度不超过40字符 Jeff Bullas…
  • 赵子龙:怎样看懂艾胖子

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    赵子龙,艺术评论人、策展人;毕业于清华大学美术学院艺术史论系。曾多次参与、策划大型艺术展览,曾担任《艺术时代》副主编,为《证券日报》、《投资者报》、《上海证券报》等撰写艺术市场评论。现致力于艺术品电商的探索和实践。…
 
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  • Have Fun With These Vintage Halloween Postcards!

    Sydney Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    I love history! It’s so fascinating to see what our ancestors have done, whether ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – although those terms can be pretty meaningless. It’s simply not true that everything today is better than the past, although we’ve certainly made huge advances in many fields. Anyway, before I get on my soap box, let’s […]
  • Gorgeous Andrew Wyeth Print Framing Job!

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    We sell some Andrew Wyeth prints on Amazon and we recently sold one named “Monday Morning” to a lovely lady named Jeannette. Today we are thrilled to get some pictures of how Jeannette’s print looks now that she has framed it. Take a look for yourself.   So beautiful! And here’s a close-up of her […]
  • A Luscious, CHEAP Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Treatment

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    No doubt you’ve heard a lot about the value of alpha-hydroxy for your skin. A natural alpha-hydroxy, that is. Well, here is a luscious little goodie you can whip up yourself and it’s so cheap it’s almost obscene. Step #1: Our beauty concoction begins with a trip to the grocery to get some half and […]
  • How To Start Your Day!

    Sydney Johnston
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    How to start your day, every day … OK, maybe we don’t need to stand on the counter, but otherwise this video says it all. What could be a better way to live than to focus on gratitude and saying “Thank you” constantly, all day long. You might think that you have nothing be grateful […]
  • Do You Know If Your New “What’s-It” Is On A Recall List?

    Sydney Johnston
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    None of us want to spend our money on dangerous or defective items and with the holidays racing towards us, we need to pay even more attention. The most important group to protect, of course, is kids. Toys that easily break are bad enough, but toys that are dangerous can be a disaster. So if you’re […]
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  • How Dirty is Your CPAP?

    1800CPAP
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    I had to fight nausea a few times when I was handed a excessively dirty CPAP mask. We have seen our fair share of stomach churning dirty CPAP masks come into our store over the years. I often ask myself how or why someone would continue to use such a dirty piece of equipment, especially something that comes in contact with their face nightly. What I have found in conversations with these sleep apnea sufferers is that they were never told nor realized they needed to replace the mask, much less any other parts to their therapy. Most people remember to change their oil, furnace filter, or…
  • 17 Things Only CPAP Users Will Understand

    1800CPAP
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
     A look at the lighter side of sleep apnea therapy and treatment! I’ve Got 99 Problems but CPAP Ain’t One. 1. Your friends and family will make every sci-fi character reference that comes to mind when they see you with your mask on. Darth Vader has been the longest comparison but Bane has been the most popular in recent years. Let’s also not forget the elephant trunk reference made to the tubing. “Luke, I am your father”. 2. For years you have been exiled to the couch or guest bedroom but since you brought home that new CPAP you are now welcome back to the master…
  • Meet the New AirSense™ 10 Series of CPAP Models by ResMed (S10)

    1800CPAP
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    ResMed AirSense™ 10 Series Review A few years ago I was at a sleep conference in Minneapolis talking to Fisher and Paykel representatives over dinner and drinks about their new technology, SenseAwake. After hearing the sales pitch about this new algorithm my immediate interpretation of their description of this technology was to refer to it as an “auto ramp” feature. Fast forward 3 years to the release of the ResMed AirSense™ 10 (commonly referred to as the S10 since it follows the S9 series) and one of the trademark names in the new series of features is AutoRamp™ .  This is such…
  • 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…
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  • Lumbar Physical Therapy Centers

    HealthyDis
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    The lumbar area may be at risk for special cases of herniated disc. In this condition, the soft gel like cushion in the lumbar slips out. There are many causes of a slipped disc. But you can find treatment centers or physical therapy clinics for lumbar and spine treatment. What Is A Good Herniated Disc […]
  • Causes Of Wrist Neuropathy – Neuropathy In The Hands And Fingers

    HealthyDis
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Neuropathy is the sudden numbness of the hands and wrist. Usually, a person with numbness in the fingers, tingling sensation in the palm and pain in the wrist may be experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are causes of wrist neuropathy that are not related to the area at all. What Causes […]
  • Arthritis Centers And Clinics In The United States

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

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

    HealthyDis
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    The Joslin Diabetes Clinic is one of the primary health care providers for people afflicted with Diabetes. It has become a hub for treatment and research to combat diabetes of any type. If you suspect that you have diabetes, you may want to get in touch with the Joslin Diabetes Clinic. Joslin Diabetes Clinic Phone […]
 
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  • Anticipatory Grief: What is it?

    John Kennedy Saynor
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:38 pm
    This winter I took my annual winter vacation.  I actually began to plan this vacation last summer.  It seemed odd planning a winter vacation while I was still basking in the sun and heat, but in anticipation of how much I dislike winter,  I made my reservation and mailed a deposit for my accommodation. I booked my flight. It was still a long time before departure day, but I began to think about the places I wanted to see and what I wanted to do.  As the Fall progressed, I found myself thinking more and more about Mexico.  Christmas passed and Mexico was on the horizon. What many people…
  • Better than Chicken Pie (how to help a grieving friend)

    Beth Marshall
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    If you’re like me, it’s hard to know exactly what to do when a friend is grieving deeply. I’ve tried sending flowers, even an occasional chicken pie. Is it “starve a fever, feed a cold? or the other way around?” After a funeral, especially here in the South- the answer is to feed the family…whether they are hungry or not! Recently I’ve heard some creative ideas that will far outlast a chicken pie; and can actually make a difference as you remember the person you’re missing. Here are my favorite three: * From social media – my friend, Chris wanted his children to know…
  • One Day at a Time

    Donna Miesbach
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    It is so easy to feel overwhelmed after the loss of a loved one. Routines have changed. Responsibilities have changed. Everything seems so different, and while it is true that nothing will ever be the same again, life does continue. Working through grief teaches us great lessons and broadens our vision as we discover not only that life does not end, love does not end either. While it is true that the physical body does not last forever, the relationship we had is still there. The love continues. In the meantime, there is much we can do to help ourselves move through this chapter of our life.
  • Grieving for a Spouse Who is Not Yet a Spouse

    Melinda Lyons
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Recently my twenty-six-year-old niece Kate lost her fiancé in a car accident just two days before their wedding. In addition to her deep grief, Kate also had to face many issues because they were not yet married. First I believe she was robbed of memories. When I lost my husband, at least I had almost forty years of memories to help sustain me. Kate and her fiancé did not even have the chance to begin as a married couple. Emotionally I feel her loss is so much tougher than mine was. Not only did she lose the future she had planned with her husband, Kate also had to deal with many horrible…
  • Grief Recovery Guide

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    2 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    For most people, the grief process is a slow one. While you may move through one stage quickly, you may stay for what feels like ages in another. You will often feel like you have made a single step forward only to take several back. When you move in this manner, it can be difficult to know that you are making progress. If you pay close attention, there are clear signs that you are, indeed, making progress through the grief process. Here are brief explanations of those signs. 20 Signs That You Are Recovering From Grief 1. You know that your loved one is not coming back. You are no longer in a…
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  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Dr. Lam, author of “Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face“, has trained extensively in Asian Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and offers his patients a wide rage of options for achieving their aesthetic goals. Each patient comes in with their only set of goals and concerns out of which Dr. Lam creates the idea procedure plan to create the best results possible. One of the staples of an Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas is the creation of the “double eyelid.” The Asian upper-eyelid surgery was the most popular request two decades ago, but today some feel that a high lid crease and…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty Dallas, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick out often become the target of unnecessary years of teasing from their peers. For some this may leave a wound in their self-confidence well into adulthood. Patients may also seek out Otoplasty Dallas to correct a birth defeat, for cancer reconstruction or to reconstruct…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure to improve the cosmetic or functional aspects of the nose. Nose Surgery Dallas, also called Rhinoplasty, can improve the aesthetic appearance of nose in patients who feel their nose is disproportionate to the rest of their facial features, has indentations, bumps, is crooked, or has asymmetrical nostrils. Functional nose surgery can improve obstructions in the airway such as a deviated septum. Nose reconstruction may be done to repair tissue loss from cancer. Dr. Lam is uniquely qualified in nose surgery, having written two textbooks and numerous scientific…
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  • Vitamins For Every Health Concern

    BerryRipe
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    When people click here, they can begin to shop for all their vitamins based on the health concerns that they have. People who are trying to address their own health concerns need to be able to find all the right vitamins. They can take these vitamins in a daily dose, and they will be able to address these health concerns without taking expensive medications. The Disorder or Disease People should search for the vitamins that will help them with their disorder or disease. These vitamins should be taken in specific dosages, and it is best that the user is planning their vitamin intake every day.
  • Using Fitness Concepts For Weight Control

    BerryRipe
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    More Americans than ever before are concerned about the growing obesity problem in their country. Weight control isn’t always the main goal of fitness but the two naturally go hand-in-hand. A healthy weight leads to less stress which results in fewer weight-related health problems. For those that have weight concerns, the first step is a healthy, sensible diet. The second step is always the fitness route. Websites like www.uniquefit1.com have long recognized the need for exercise equipment in the home. Their philosophy on fitness is simple: To stay fit, you must work for it. Their…
  • Bringing Natural Light Into Your Kitchen

    BerryRipe
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    You know how a quick blast of sunshine boosts your mood? No kidding! The positive effects of natural light in the home are well documented and as we move towards the darker months, it’s time to make changes to kitchens that give dungeons a good run for their money. Your happiness and well-being are directly influenced by the production of the hormone serotonin, which is triggered when we are exposed to natural light sources. In the colder months we head to the kitchen for comfort foods, warming dishes and recipes that lift our spirits – if we add that extra super-ingredient of more…
  • Neck Pain Exercises That Will Do the Trick

    BerryRipe
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Neck pain can be particularly unpleasant as it makes performing basic tasks very difficult, such as turning your head, sitting at a desk and even sleeping. In addition, neck pain can worsen or even cause headache pain. A good, natural way to control neck pain is through exercise. The following are several exercises that are good for controlling neck pain. Neck Pain Basic Stretch In the most basic form, a neck stretch will test your various range of motions. Ideally you will stretch each range for 10 seconds each. Be sure to also focus on the range that is most painful or uncomfortable. The…
  • Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014

    BerryRipe
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    For the second year in a row, BerryRipe.com is publishing it’s list of Top 50 Vegan Blogs. Berryripe.com isn’t the only place to find top notch vegan recipes and health, lifestyle, and fitness articles and we know that. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite vegan blogs for 2014. This group of selected websites are destinations that every vegan would be proud to stop by everyday to catch up on the hottest vegan recipes, latest vegan fashion, and even the most innovative vegan DIY projects. The Top 50 Vegan Blogs of 2014 are not in any particular order. Use…
 
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • Mark Rogers Simply Human Lifestyle

    Beverly Meyer
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Want to simply be human?  Mark Rogers Simply Human Lifestyle website and podcasts coach us in the Four Pillars of the Simply Human Lifestyle. This podcast is a good primer for newcomers wanting to learn how to Eat, Sleep, Move, and Enjoy Life like real humans, not the over-stressed selves we want to leave behind.It’s a good interview for folks with kids too…. see my notes on children below.  The link to play the show is at the bottom of this article, and on my Primal Diet – Modern Health iTunes page.A former football player and endurance athlete, Mark…
  • Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter CocoGhee

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This yummy recipe is from Jessica Espinoza and Delicious Obsessions.   Whipped Honey Cinnamon Butter (using Coconut and Ghee)  is one of her favorites from hundreds on her site. Jessica shared this in our podcast interview about her passion for cooking, her struggles with weight and Hashimoto’s, and the evolution of her great blog. Like me, Jessica can tolerate ghee but no other dairy. Whipping ghee and coconut oil together makes a great spread, but you can use butter instead if you wish.The combo of creamy, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y goes well on any…
  • Melissa Curtis Interviews Beverly: Candida and Hormones Preventing Weight Loss

    Beverly Meyer
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    How do Candida and excess hormones prevent weight loss?  I’m here on MelissaCurtis’s show about weight and health for women over 40.  She writes and podcasts at her Fat To Fit: My Quest website.I shared with Melissa my belief that losing weight is never the body’s priority.  It may be your personal priority, but the body has its own agenda!  Fighting infection, keeping the heart and lungs going and managing blood pressure and circulation are always going to trump “weight loss” from the body’s point of view.So how do we lose…
  • 6 Reasons to Avoid Coconut Oil, Milk or Flour

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Should coconuts be off the menu?  Are there valid reasons to avoid coconut oil, meat, milk or water?   My clients occasionally do see problems with coconuts (and I do too).  Sometimes it’s the oil and sometimes issues occur with the meat or milk.  Coconuts can offer wonderful health benefits, both internally and externally, but like all things, they may not be right for YOU.  Check out these questions and try going coconut-free for a few weeks before consuming again.  Watch for effects in any area.  Self-experimentation is one of the…
  • Delicious Obsessions With Jessica Espinoza

    Beverly Meyer
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Delicious Obsessions is one of my favorite blogs! Anything you want to know about gluten free Real Food and Healthy Living can be found here, including recipes, DIY advice and hundreds of articles and guest posts from Jessica and many health and food experts.Jessica’s passion is developing recipes for foods and self-care products. They’re gluten free, Paleo friendly, easy and creative.  Jessica’s a big fan of coconut oil, and in our interview (see link below) she shared one of her favorite recipes – for Whipped Honey Cinnamon CocoGhee.  Use it as a spread on…
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    HellaWella

  • 6 causes of infertility in women

    Melissa Valliant
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    6 causes of infertility in women10/30/2014By Annie DavisInfertility is an issue that affects about 15% of couples at some point in their family-building years. If you're having a difficult time conceiving...
  • 6 awesome subscription snack boxes, plus HellaWella coupon codes

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    6 awesome subscription snack boxes, plus HellaWella coupon codes10/30/2014By Jennifer Dome KingMany of us reach for snacks in the afternoon and all too often, those snacks are filled with calories and fat without a trace of nutrients or...
  • The mane facts about hair loss: How much is too much?

    Vivian Gomez
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    The mane facts about hair loss: How much is too much?10/29/2014By Vivian LeeIt is normal for hair to thin out as we get older, but hair loss can affect anyone — male and female, young and old — for a variety of reasons. If...
  • Old-fashioned peanut butter cups [Recipe]

    Vivian Lee
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Old-fashioned peanut butter cups [Recipe]10/29/2014By Mindy Kobrin, MealsOnHeelsByMindy.comAll you need is 15 minutes to prepare these homemade peanut butter cups, but you'll need to refrigerate them overnight before biting into your...
  • Quiz: Fruit or vegetable?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Quiz: Fruit or vegetable?10/29/2014By PlayBuzzTime to test whether you know your fruits from your vegetables. You might be surprised.
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    HealClick Blog | Putting Experiences of Patients First

  • HealClick Hiatus

    healclick@gmail.com
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    The main site is currently on hiatus as we work out some kinks. We aren’t sure about the timeframe but are hopeful that things will be sorted out quickly. The post HealClick Hiatus appeared first on HealClick Blog.
  • Tips and Tricks For Eating Organic and Non-GMO

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:55 pm
    I am a firm believer that in order to heal from any kind of illness your body needs the proper fuel put into it. And in the same breath that includes knowing what to keep out. Before I got sick I was blissfully unaware of all the toxins and chemicals we come in contact with in every day life, and I was even less aware of the harmful additives in food. Something as simple as an apple or an ear of corn can be chalk full of pesticides and be so genetically modified that once it gets into our bodies it’s causing way more harm than giving us good nutritional value. I learned very quickly once my…
  • Why Are Showers SO Exhausting With Lyme Disease? And What You Can Do To Help

    healclick@gmail.com
    25 May 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Showers are exhausting. For a long time I wondered why a shower used to put me out of commission for 2 days. Before I was properly diagnosed this was a giant mystery to me. I noticed that on the weekends I would have plans with my friends and I would feel pretty good most of the day. However once I showered, got ready, and made it to the restaurant I suddenly had no appetite, full on nausea, and I was so tired I could have gone to sleep face down in my mashed potatoes. It was something that led to me opting to spend a lot of my weekends at home with a warm tea and a good movie so I could skip…
  • Bargaining With Pain

    healclick@gmail.com
    9 May 2014 | 9:37 am
    Pain; It’s such a subjective word. Everyone has a different threshold for it, and sometimes you don’t even realize your ability to handle pain until you’re being faced with it head on. Sometimes I take a step back and I am in awe that I go through my days with this pain that would’ve been intolerable to me five years ago. At the very beginning of this journey it was too much for me to bear, but slowly my body went into survival mode. I knew that I had to develop thicker skin if I was going to get through this. I knew that I had to raise my pain tolerance and it’s…
  • Happy Lyme Awareness Month! A List of Events for the Month of May

    healclick@gmail.com
    2 May 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Happy May everyone! As most of you know, May is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Spreading awareness is a full time affair, but during the month of May the heat is really on to make people aware of the risks that ticks pose. Spring has finally sprung, and now more than ever its important to let everyone know how to protect themselves, what the symptoms are, and what to do if they get bit. Everyone can do something to raise awareness, no matter how big or small. Wearing lime green, or a Lyme ribbon, or something else to prompt conversation with others is a great gesture. Also, attending some of…
 
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • The 10 Commandments Of Losing Weight

    Healthy Family Matters
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    You hop on the scale and cringe. Oh, is it really that high? You need to lose weight. But weight loss can be a difficult, frustrating experience. What can you do to make it easier? As if they came from a mountaintop, these ten commandments for losing weight will help you be more effective at dropping the pounds and keeping them off. 1. Thou shalt drink water It is simple to confuse hunger for thirst. Your throat feels parched, but instead of water, you grab a snack. If this is a problem for you, try drinking a glass of water first. If you’re still hungry, then take a healthy snack. 2.
  • 7 Worthwhile Steps To Change Your Life Now

    Healthy Family Articles
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Are you living your own chosen life or are there others making the decisions for you? Whether you are living it purposefully or events and circumstance are dictating it for you, here are some signs that its out of control: You hate your job, possibly having taken it simply because nowhere else would hire you and “need” the money. Even worse you chose it because others told you that’s what you should do and you didn’t want to disappoint them (though disappointing yourself is OK). You’re living payday to payday. Barely able to make ends meet, possibly even paying…
  • Fall Fun In The Delaware Valley

    Healthy Family Articles
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Summer is undoubtedly many people’s favorite season; children and young adults who are still in school enjoy the long break from their academic pursuits, the Jersey Shore is in its prime-time with sunny beaches and exciting boardwalk attractions, and the long days and warm nights make it the perfect time to gather family and friends for parties and BBQ’s. For residents of Deleware Valley,  those of us who happily anticipated the end of the summer, fall couldn’t have come soon enough. Aside from milder temperatures, the season also provides its fair share of fun, with some of the…
  • Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

    Healthy Family Articles
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    A spoonful of sugar consumed by your pet in the form of Halloween candy, and other human foods, may cause you to go looking for medicine. Sugar is horrible for most animals, especially the one’s many of us keep in our homes as live-in pets. Yet, our cats and dogs, especially, seem to be drawn to what goes into our mouths because they know that we have the good stuff. So, when it comes to the Halloween season, way too many bite-sized bundles of endorphin inducing elixirs beautifully wrapped in easy opening covers can be had by our furry and feathered friends because we tend to leave them…
  • Exploring the Law of Success – Value

    Erica Brooks
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Last week we talked about the Law of Mindset. Today on Mompreneur Monday listen in as Melissa shares how the law of success, Value, can help you to build your business. Learn how to increase your VALUE, MASTER your trade and put YOURSELF and your TEAM in DEMAND! Listen to the replay below: What changes can you make today to increase your value to build your business? The post Exploring the Law of Success – Value appeared first on Healthy Family Matters.
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    newbloggycat

  • Joke of the day – Pumpkin

    newbloggycat
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    What is a pumpkin’s favourite sport? Squash! Tagged: clean jokes, cute-pumpkin, favourite-sport, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, pumpkin, pumpkin-jokes, pumpkins, short jokes, sport, squash, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Rumi

    newbloggycat
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” – Rumi Tagged: awareness, being-real, darkness, darkness and light, famous quotes, finding-yourself, heart, home, hope, inner-strength, inspirational, keep-on-going, life, life and living, life-lessons, light, light and love quotes, love, motivational, night, peace, perspective, rumi, rumi-quotes, truth, way, way-home, wisdom
  • Joke of the day – Emotional wedding

    newbloggycat
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Just went to an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers. Tagged: 4-tier wedding cake, clean jokes, emotional, emotional-wedding, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, short jokes, tears, tiers, very funny jokes, wedding, wedding cake, wedding jokes
  • Quote of the day – Haruki Murakami

    newbloggycat
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    “Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” ― Haruki Murakami Tagged: cat, cats, emotion, famous quotes, healing, healing-the-past, heartbreak, human-nature, letting go, life, life and living, loneliness, love, memories, memory, moment, moving on, nostalgia, not-letting-go, pain, past, people, pets, photographs, quotes, reflections, relationships, remember, remembrance, sadness, sentiment, share, sorrow, tear-apart, thoughts, time-passing, truth, uncertainty, warm
  • Joke of the day – Tortilla song

    newbloggycat
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    I wrote a song about a tortilla. Well actually, it’s more of a wrap. Tagged: clean jokes, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, music jokes, rap, short jokes, singing, song, tortilla, very funny jokes, wrap
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    Help Your Back

  • Foot Pain And Long-Term Effects Of Wearing High Heels

    Igor
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
      Women love wearing high heels and men love seeing women wear them, that`s a proven fact. I`m sure that some of you might not agree with me on this, but the latest results from a study conducted by American Podiatric Medical Association showed that 49% of adult US women wear high heels and a whopping 71% continue to wear them despite the foot pain these shoes are causing them 1! The study also showed, however, that women don`t wear them that often. In fact, only 5% wear them five days a week, which is a good thing since wearing heels on a daily basis can lead to foot pain, structural and…
  • You Can Predict And Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Igor
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    In addition to being common in general population (it is estimated that as many as 80% of US adults will experience a back problem at some point in their life – source: American Chiropractic Association ) back pain, and especially lower back pain, is also common in pregnancy. Most studies show that as much as 50% of all pregnant women will experience it. And one particular Swedish study even showed that 79% of pregnant woman (who participated in the study) were unable to continue their work due to an intense lower back pain. So what does this information tell us? Firstly, that back pain…
  • Find Out What Causes Waist Pain And How To Treat It

    Igor
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    It is quite difficult addressing the causes of waist pain since waist is the part of the abdomen located between hips and bottom of the rib cage. Due to its location , many of the waist pain causes are linked to the lower back problems, poor posture and lack of exercise. Of course, there are other causes of problems in this area, and we will be going over some of the most common ones in the following text. So, if you want to learn more, keep reading. Most Common Causes Of Waist Pain Lower Back Pain Lower back pain is the leading cause of problems in the waist area. It is so common, in fact,…
  • Find Out Why You Have Pain In Your Underarm – Armpit Pain

    Igor
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    For most of us, underarm is probably one of the last places on your body where you would expect to feel pain. But it`s actually not as surprising as it may seem. Armpit is a place where many muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and major blood vessels cross path, any any one of these structures can cause problems. Also, armpit pain is often accompanied by anxiety, especially if you notice swelling or feel a painful lump. This is when most people start to panic, since their first association is cancer. But, in most cases underarm pain is relatively harmless and will go away on its own in a…
  • Our Review Of Body Back Buddy Trigger Point Massager

    Igor
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    If you are constantly struggling with painful muscle knots, especially in the back where you can`t reach them that easily, this could be the most important article you read whole week… maybe even a month! Why? Because today we will be talking about one of the best (if not THE best) trigger point massager on the market – body back buddy, or the “Cadillac of massage tools.” Now, in order to fully understand and appreciate this awesome little tool, we need to talk a bit about the concept of trigger point therapy. Trigger Points And The “Science” Of Trigger…
 
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    Dr. Marc Tagon

  • Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality Dr. Marc Tagon is a well-known expert in motivational and personal development. Though he does not lay claim to being a regular doctor, he does admit to being a specialized doctor who operates over the Internet. One of the things recommended by Dr. Marc Tagon is that fingering and making a girl squirt at least once is good for her personal development. Here is a brief look at why squirting can be good for the personal development of girls. Squirting is a term that best describes the act of a female ejaculating. Squirting can and should result in the ejaculation of…
  • Rounded Well Being by Dr. Mark Tagon

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    So many people in the 21st century and before thinking their lives are fine because they have all the material things they would need and people to share with. Unfortunately so many of us are failures in one of the most important aspects of our lives; family, relationships, health and spirituality. This is because not many people are able to balance their priorities and this usually means that one or more aspects are neglected. Marctagon’s Synergy is a blog program written by Dr. Mark Tagon to teach people and especially busy professionals and business people to have an all rounded healthy…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon an Expert in Motivational and Personal Development

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Dr. Marctagon who is an urban specialized and entrepreneur claims that he is not a genuine doctor but just a specialist online doctor. He is the founder and local life synergist at Marctagon Synergy with an age of thirty year’s plus. Apart from maintaining Synergy he, also own a technology consulting business and blog, called the Marctagon IT. During his free time, he usually trains for his next race and also maintains an intermittent go on hunger strike lifestyle. He believes in God’s power living a positive life accordingly despite the common challenges in our daily lives. Marc did…
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • Paleo Fail-eo

    ojohnson
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Strict eating plans have always been hard for me. Sure, the structure is good and I tend to stay in line with what I’m supposed to do. But when I get it in my head...
  • Food Day. You ready for this?

    ojohnson
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    One of the coolest things about being a student dietitian is the opportunities I have to learn about all sorts of wonderful new things related to food, healthy eating and overall wellness. It’s now my...
  • I tried it: Raw brownie bites

    ojohnson
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    One of the biggest challenges of this Paleo challenge hasn’t been eating more fruits and veg. It hasn’t been avoiding carbs (although I’d do some pretty crazy things for a pancake right now). Honestly, it’s...
  • Paleo: So what am I eating?

    ojohnson
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    One of the most difficult parts about doing this Paleo challenge is the timing. I’m dealing with my worst semester of school yet, juggling projects for class and seemingly endless assignments, dedicating time to my supervised...
  • Paleo challenge update: Hi, I’m hangry.

    ojohnson
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Hey folks. On September 15, I kicked off the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge with a while slew of people at my CrossFit gym and other gyms around the country. As I hope you know, I’m...
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    Primally Inspired

  • November Stitch Fix Review

    Primally Inspired
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    November Stitch Fix Review I want to shout from the rooftops about how much I have been loving Stitch Fix! In my November Stitch Fix, I received not one but TWO pairs of the most perfect jeans. True story — I have never had pants or jeans that didn’t need alternations before I signed up for Stitch Fix. Every girl needs that perfect pair of jeans that she just feels so great in and I finally have mine now So excited! Keep reading to see what else I got in my November Fix.   What is Stitch Fix? With Stitch Fix, you  get matched up with your very own personal…
  • Stuffed Cabbage Recipe and Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Giveaway

    Primally Inspired
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Stuffed Cabbage Recipe and Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Giveaway You guys are in for a treat today! My friend, Caitlin sent me an advance copy of her brand new, not yet released cookbook called Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. You can check out the book with previews HERE   Annnnnnd, she’s letting me give away one advance copy to one of my readers! And not only that, but she’s also letting me share a recipe from the cookbook – Stuffed Cabbage. Told you it was a good day today!   I have a feeling that you are going to fall in love with this cookbook just like I have. First of all,…
  • How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe!)

    Primally Inspired
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    How To Make Kimchi (My Mom’s Famous Spicy Kimchi Recipe) Have you ever had kimchi? (Sometimes spelled Kimchee, too).  Today I’m going to teach you how to make kimchi. And not just any kimchi – my mom’s famous spicy kimchi! This stuff is the bomb! Kimchi is a traditional fermented food and it’s even Korea’s national dish. Koreans generally eat a small amount of kimchi with every single meal.  Kimchi is made with vegetables and spices and is lacto fermented. That means it’s jam packed with beneficial probiotics that help our immune health and digestion. In other…
  • 20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked

    Primally Inspired
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    20 Mainstream Nutrition Myths Debunked by Science   Mainstream nutrition is full of nonsense. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don’t seem to be going anywhere. Here are 20 mainstream nutrition myths that have been debunked by scientific research. Myth 1: The Healthiest Diet is a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet With Lots of Grains Several decades ago, the entire population was advised to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet (1). At the time, not a single study had demonstrated that this diet could actually prevent disease. Since then, many high quality studies…
  • Red Beet Eggs using Fresh Beets

    Primally Inspired
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Red Beet Eggs Using Fresh Beets I pulled my jar of red beet eggs out of the fridge while a friend from out west was visiting.  She looked at me like I had two heads and said, “Um…..what are those?” I forgot that this Pennsylvania Dutch favorite is not well known in other parts of the country.  If you are from or have ever lived near Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish country, red beet eggs are a very familiar food to you (along with Sheetz, being 10 minutes late for work because you got stuck behind an Amish buggy, having to get the front end of your car aligned entirely too much because of…
 
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    Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada

  • 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches

    vince
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    As Summer winds down and the cool weather takes hold here are 10 ways that we think will help you stay well and active. The post 10+ Tips to Keep Well and Active as the Cold Weather Approaches appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper

    vince
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Mountain Trek was featured on the cover of the Globe and Mail newspaper's Travel section this month. The post Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn

    MountainTrek
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    We want to help with your return to routine! Here are our top tips for falling into an Autumn exercise program. The post 24 Easy Ways to Fall into Fitness this Autumn appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life

    MountainTrek
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    How much time are you spending on your gadgets? Are you spending enough time OFFline? The post Digital Detox: Top Tips to Manage gadgetry for a stress-free life appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good

    MountainTrek
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Food Addiction is real and it is serious. But the good news is, we can overcome it and train ourselves to make healthy, better food choices. The post Food Addiction: How to beat it, for good appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Water You Drinking?

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    You’d think one of the worst experiences when drinking water is to chug a few gulps… Only to notice… Some teeny, tiny, fluffy bunnies… Or excuse me, food particles (perhaps some left over cinnamon bun from four days ago… Or remnants of the Honey Nut Cheerios you gobbled up this morning…) floating around in it. Wait, was that even your water? I know when this happens to me, I don’t need to grab a spoon in order to make myself [Read On!]
  • Recipe Redux: Lets Go Skinny Dipping!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I recently got in trouble with the law… Now while my parents aren’t exactly PROUD of me for this… I think I might actually hang my mug shot on the wall… As you can see by my booking photo, I was caught skinny dipping…  But Justin Bieber made me do it!! Ugh, the peer pressure of Hollywood… I cannot believe he and I could get in trouble for going nude, but… Nicki Minaji can get away with wearing this monstrosity. Is [Read On!]
  • A “Zesty” Take on Eclairs!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    As I have mentioned in previous posts, my mind… Is like a bowling ball in the gutter at a bowling alley. And when I think of the oh so flaky, yet thick and gooey éclair pastry… My mind throws gutter balls worse than a blindfolded kangaroo hopping on one foot would. I think the French created this pastry so my mind (and yours too?) can have immature field days whenever I think about this oblong, cream filled “delicacy”. However, as some of you [Read On!]
  • Good Mood Food: We Could All Use Some

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Let me take a WILD guess as to what happened to you this morning… You woke up after pressing snooze for about 45 minutes. Realizing that you’re going to be extremely late, you wrestle with your TRUE love (your lush pillow but of course) only to fall flat on your face thanks to your bed pulling a “piledriver” on you… A move that’s even banned from the WWE. After regaining consciousness, you dizzily race on over to your “trusty” liquid energizer (your [Read On!]
  • Joan Rivers: A Toast To You!

    GiGi EatsCelebrities
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Joan Rivers and I met a couple of times when I worked at E! Entertainment. “THE TWINS” circa Feb 2011! OMG am I wearing… GASP: HEELS? Check us out now MAKING POP TARTS! I’m still shocked she never once told me that my outfits look like regurgitated remnants of a broken garbage disposal. The dress code in the GiGi Eats kitchen! She didn’t even say ANYTHING about my Adidas sandals that have been surgically fused to my feet for the past 6 years. I wonder how many plastic [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • How Many Reps and Sets Should I Do?

    Lydia Di Francesco
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    One of the more common questions I get as a Personal Trainer is “how many reps and sets should I do?” followed by “and with what weight?” It seems like a simple question, but in fact, there is no default/standard answer. It will be different for everyone because it’s based on goals and level of experience. First, some definitions. Reps (Repetitions) -> One repetition is one time of moving the weight from your starting point to your finishing point and back again. Set -> A set is one round of an exercise or group of exercises. For example, if you are doing…
  • Getting to Know You – 2014 Reader Survey

    Lydia Di Francesco
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Would you love to be healthier? More fit? Have more energy? Fit better in your clothes? Help us help YOU! Coach Lydia and Fit & Healthy 365 want to learn a bit about you so that we can better help you improve your health and life. Our goal is to help you Eat Better. Move More. Build a Healthy Lifestyle and to best do that we need to know some things about you We’ve created a short (2-3 minute) survey. Don’t worry, all data will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone. >> Click here to participate. (Here’s the full link: http://goo.gl/forms/rlE0KPxC83) Enter…
  • Pumpkin Protein Pancakes {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    It’s Pumpkin Time of year!! Now that it’s Autumn, pumpkin flavored food and drinks are everywhere. This morning I decided to try out creating a pumpkin protein pancake recipe… and it worked! It seems that pumpkin purée is a great substitute for applesauce. (Good to keep in mind for future baking) As with all my recipes, it’s really simple. Ingredients: • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée (not pie filling) • 1/4 cup egg whites • 1 scoop protein powder (I used Cookies and Cream) • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Blend all ingredients together. Cook the same way you would cook a…
  • The Number One Secret for Clearing Your To-Do List

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    How big is your To-Do List? If it’s anything like mine, it’s LOOOOONG…. and feels like it’s never ending. You feel overwhelmed with everything you have and want to accomplish, but it feels like there’s no time to get it all done. Know what? There’s isn’t enough time. Sorry. I hate breaking bad news, but it’s true. We will always have more things to do than time. So, what’s the secret to getting things done and clearing your To-Do List? ONE THING. Each day, decide what is the most important priority for you that day. Put that on your list.
  • Baked Berry Protein Oatmeal {recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hands up if you often struggle with what to eat for breakfast. I know I do. Sure, I’ve got my go-to eggs and toast or a protein smoothie or regular oatmeal, but sometimes I want something different. Ent