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  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Depicts Painful Truth Of Intimate Partner Violence

    Yahoo Health
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Last night’s mid-season finale of “How to Get Away with Murder" involved not only gasp-inducing plot twists, but also a chilling depiction of domestic violence.
  • Be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season

    The Vitals Blog
    Noa Walsky
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Getting through the winter cold and flu season unscathed is nearly impossible – especially if you’re a parent.  Make sure you know what you’re up against, and stock the house up now with these home remedies that will ease the discomfort for all. COUGH A coughing child can keep the whole house up at night. […]
  • Sleep aids: Understand over-the-counter options

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    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Turmeric Fights Pancreatic Cancer

    Underground Health Reporter
    Danica Collins
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Did You Know…that turmeric—one of the world’s most healthiest botanicals—may even help fight advanced pancreatic cancer? You’ve probably heard of the remarkable health benefits... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5 Energizing Foods In Season Right Now

    Yahoo Health
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    From the cup of coffee first thing in the morning to the energy drink and candy bar mid-afternoon, most people treat the symptom, rather than the cause of fatigue. Maca helps support your adrenal glands (which produce adrenaline and cortisol in response to stress).
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  • A Discussion about Alzheimer's Disease

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    A Discussion about Alzheimer's Disease Janssen Research & Development, LLC, launched a series of online videos addressing key mental health topics and treatments for disorders of the brain. This video, focusing on Alzheimer's Disease,... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 32 0 ratings Time: 08:18 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson Share The Love :30

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Johnson & Johnson Share The Love :30 Love is the most powerful thing on the planet. It's why we do anything to care for those dear to us. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, on... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 287 0 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :60

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :60 Love is the reason you care. For all the things in your life that make life worth living. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, one person at... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1588 0 ratings Time: 01:02 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :30

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :30 Love is the most powerful thing on the planet. It's why we do anything to care for those dear to us. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, on... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 312 1 ratings Time: 00:32 More in Education
  • 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 ca... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 254 3 ratings Time: 01:47 More in Education
 
 
 
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  • Where big pharma failed, parents step in

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Hugh and Chris Hempel welcomed beautiful twin girls into the world in 2004. Since the girls were about two, the whole family has been fighting to treat the twins' rare genetic condition.
  • Where big pharma failed, parents step in

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Hugh and Chris Hempel welcomed beautiful twin girls into the world in 2004. Since the girls were about two, the whole family has been fighting to treat the twins' rare genetic condition.
  • World Health Organization: Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Ebola has officially been eradicated from another African country -- the Democratic Republic of Congo -- the World Health Organization declared Friday, even if the overall fight against the deadly virus is far from over.
  • Bad marriage can break your heart

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    A study has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed.
  • Study: Bad marriage can break your heart

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    A study has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed.
 
 
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  • For the Fallen – We Will Remember Them

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovered staff had sold hundreds of customers inappropriate pensions in 2013. Savers with medical conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and smokers should have been offered an increased annuity - which provides an income for life - based on their lower life expectancy, the newspaper said. ...
  • Merkel ally warns SPD against own diplomacy towards Russia

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the foreign minister and his fellow Social Democrats (SPD) against pursuing a more friendly approach towards Russia in the Ukraine crisis, according to Spiegel magazine. "I know Mr (Frank-Walter) Steinmeier as a sensible diplomat. And we also need the dialogue with Russia," Horst Seehofer, leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday. ...
  • Germany reports second case of bird flu: H5N8 found in wild bird

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird. The strain is highly contagious among birds but has never been detected in humans. "For the first time, the H5N8 virus has been confirmed in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern," Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said in a statement. ...
  • Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.
  • Pope meets with autistic children

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition.
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    WHO news

  • Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:01 am
    Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new Series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women has experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner at some point in their lives. Yet, despite increased global attention to violence perpetrated against women and girls, and recent advances in knowledge about how to tackle these abuses, levels of violence against women – including intimate partner violence, rape, female genital…
  • WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    On 24 August, WHO was notified by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Jeera County, Equateur Province. This outbreak, which is unrelated to that affecting West Africa, caused a total of 66 cases of EVD including 8 among health care workers. By 20 November, 42 days had passed since the last case tested negative twice and was discharged from hospital. According to WHO recommendations, the end of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in a country can be declared once 42 days have passed and no new cases have been detected. The 42 days represents twice…
  • Mali: Details of the additional cases of Ebola virus disease

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    UPDATED: This situation assessment was updated on 21 November to include new information received overnight, including improvements in contact tracing, the death of the sole surviving patient and more details about the last 3 cases in the transmission chain. As of today (21 November), Mali has officially reported a cumulative total of 6 cases of Ebola virus disease, with 6 deaths. Of the 6 cases, 5 are laboratory confirmed and one remains probable as no samples were available for testing.
  • Countries vow to combat malnutrition through firm policies and actions

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    In a major step towards eradicating malnutrition worldwide, over 170 countries today made a number of concrete commitments and adopted a series of recommendations on policies and investments aimed at ensuring that all people have access to healthier and more sustainable diets. Ministers and senior officials responsible for health, food or agriculture and other aspects of nutrition adopted the Rome Declaration on Nutrition, and a Framework for Action, which set out recommendations for policies and programmes to address nutrition across multiple sectors. The move came at the opening, in Rome,…
  • UN reveals major gaps in water and sanitation – especially in rural areas

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress, according to a new report from WHO on behalf of UN-Water. The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS 2014), published biannually, presents data from 94 countries and 23 external support agencies. It offers a comprehensive analysis of strengths and challenges in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) provision within and across countries.
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    Starling Fitness

  • American Medical Review Profile of Overeaters Anonymous

    Laura Moncur
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    This video is a profile of Overeater’s Anonymous by American Medical Review in 2010. It is a good introduction into the program. Fast forward to the 1:10 minute mark to skip past the cheesy graphics and announcer. This video isn’t a replacement for attending meetings. It’s just an introduction. Nothing can replace the fellowship of other people with eating disorders. If this gave you hope, find a meeting here: Overeaters Anonymous – Find a Meeting If the idea that your eating disorder is a spiritual problem (not just a physical and emotional one) bothers you, read this…
  • Overeaters Anonymous Public Service Announcement

    Laura Moncur
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    I just saw this little public Service Announcement for Overeater’s Anonymous. It’s a really good depiction of what it felt like to be powerless over food. It wasn’t dramatic, it just was THERE ALL THE TIME. I NEEDED to be eating everywhere: at work, at home, at the park, in the car, EVERYWHERE. Overeater’s Anonymous does not endorse anything on this entry or blog. I speak only of my personal experience and not for OA as a whole.
  • Gentleness and Time

    Laura Moncur
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    I saw this quote today and it shocked me at how BAD I am at this: It reads: When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. Saint Francis de Sales Whenever things have gotten harder in my weight loss journey, I have attacked things with stricter eating and more intense exercise. That has always led to a binge for me. I have never just tried to be gentle with myself and give myself time. I’ve done the polar opposite and gotten horrible results. If you run into problems, try this radical idea. Just keep doing what…
  • Everybody Here Is A Friend of Mine

    Laura Moncur
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Usually when I have a migraine, I hide in a dark room, hoping to sleep it off, but last month, we were traveling to see family and I couldn’t hide. I took my two naproxen sodium pills and the pain lulled to a dull thud. Mike was going to drive and we stopped to get gas in town before leaving. That’s when it happened… I was waiting in line at the gas station within a mile of my house when I saw a boy. I knew him! I didn’t know how I knew him, but I knew him and he was a friend. A good boy. And I was happy to see him. I thought that I MUST know him because of my boy, so…
  • Contraints of the Space-Time Continuum

    Laura Moncur
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Just yesterday, I was talking about how I need to live in The Here and Now. Then this gorgeous quote from Hank Green shows up in my feed. It reads: I live in the present due to the constraints of the Space-Time Continuum. It’s true. We MUST live in the present. We can’t do anything else. We can’t change the past. We can’t foresee the future. Any time spent trying to do either is WASTED time. Every time I think about eating this way for the rest of my life, the REASON I feel panicky and unable to complete the task is because of the sheer complexity of fathoming the rest…
 
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • The Professional Cuddle Buddy: Would You Pay to Snuggle?

    Jill Ettinger
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A pro cuddling “shop” has opened in Portland, Oregon. Yes, it’s a place where you can have a cuddle buddy, professional cuddler Samantha Hess, for a fee. We all love a good cuddle buddy, but a cuddling shop brings both quaint and creepy implications. On the one hand, yes, we could all use a good cuddle. Hess says she’s getting 10,000 cuddle buddy email requests a week, an indicator of our overwhelming need for connection. For a $60 hour-long cuddle, customers get hair strokes, handholding and their choice of cuddle positions. It’s not sexual—at least not for Hess—who says the…
  • 6 Chic and Simple Thanksgiving Centerpieces (That Won’t Break Your Budget)

    Sara Novak
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it the holiday season. It’s hard to believe how fast the year has gone by. While we spend at lot of time planning our holiday menus, simple Thanksgiving centerpieces are often an afterthought yet they add so much charm to the meal. And if your meal falls short, at least the table will be pretty. 1. Winter Lush Spread This centerpiece is simple and can carry you through until Christmas. Simply place pine branches across the table and meticulously add pomegranates, apples, and clementines around candles and votives. This will add warming cheer…
  • Nourish Your Body and Soul: Plan a Mediterranean Diet Vacation

    Sarah Pascarella
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    A Greek salad with fresh feta. Grilled lamb chops with bright sprigs of mint. Mussels sautéed with flavorful tomatoes and garlic, partnered with earthy olives and potatoes. Now, picture these Mediterranean diet dishes served against a setting as delicious as the meals themselves: a farm-to-table restaurant overlooking rolling vineyards, a cozy neighborhood trattoria, the dining room of a rustic B&B. A Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood, olive oil and spices, and red wine, has long been credited for heart health, longevity of years, and overall health and…
  • Alan Watts Reminds Us What We Should Really Be Thankful For [Video]

    Jill Ettinger
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’ve not heard of Alan Watts yet, I’m happy to make the introduction here. It’s a wonderful reminder at this time of year about what we’re all doing here, really. Put to stunning imagery, it’s worth the dedication of 4 minutes. Post by Collective Evolution. Find Jill on Twitter @jillettinger Related on EcoSalon It’s Called Kitten Therapy and You Need it Right Now [Video] You Won’t Be Able to Take Your Eyes Off of This Porcupine [Video] Russell Brand is Fantastic, Brilliant and Amazing, Once Again [Video] The post Alan Watts Reminds Us What We Should…
  • ‘Tis the Season: Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

    Aylin Erman
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    ‘Tis the season for broccoli, and I couldn’t be more psyched. Broccoli is delicious however it is cooked and offers the much-needed density that a winter diet requires. You never walk away hungry from a broccoli-based dish, and the same goes for this vegan cream of broccoli soup recipe. The broccoli’s flavor is able to stand out, as the soup only requires a few other ingredients. Normally, cream of broccoli soup requires butter and cream. However, this soup lets the broccoli do the talking and it only has good things to say! The following vegan cream of broccoli soup can be…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: The DPT Student’s First Job

    John Childs
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    Welcome to the #DPTStudent Chat “Feature Friday”;  a weekly recap of the Twitter chat/Google Hangout that the #DPTStudent group hosts every other Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:00 EST. This week’s topic was on a DPT student’s first job. Be sure to monitor the #DPTstudent hashtag on Twitter & follow chat administrators, @LauraLWebb, @TylerTracy10 & @Jocelyn_SPT for […] The post #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: The DPT Student’s First Job appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Fear vs. Challenges in #Physicaltherapy Practices

    Larry Benz
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Over the past few months, I have spent significant time with very distinct physical therapy private practice groups.  The groups have included the Physical Therapy Business Alliance Unencumbered conferences, EIM’s executive management in private practice program (full disclosure, I am a partner in EIM), and Private Practice Section’s National Conference. There are two ice breakers […] The post Fear vs. Challenges in #Physicaltherapy Practices appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • The Coming Out Of “Robby Rob” @ Manipalooza

    Rob Wainner
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Some people think that the debut of my rapping “career” started at the inaugural Manipalooza event. Ah, quite contraire; it was the climax. It all started long before and very innocently in 2001….at a military post (FT Sam Houston), no less.  It was long before EIM and well before the first Manipalooza. I had recently […] The post The Coming Out Of “Robby Rob” @ Manipalooza appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Outrage Turns to Fear Over Spinal Fusion

    Tim Flynn PT PhD
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    I am frequently asked what started my frustration with the overutilization of spinal fusion and my continued efforts to expose the “lobotomy of our time.”  It really starts a little over 10 years ago when I moved to Fort Collins, CO.  Prior to my leaving the Army in 2003 I rarely saw patients that had […] The post Outrage Turns to Fear Over Spinal Fusion appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • #10DaysOfEIM Day 10

    EIM Team
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    It’s Day 10 of our 10th Birthday celebration and our last 24-hour giveaway. To participate, simply click the button below and begin completing entries! Thanks again for your continued support over the last 10 years! Enter to win here: a Rafflecopter giveaway The post #10DaysOfEIM Day 10 appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 521st Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    Happy IComLeavWe! So I kept checking the IComLeavWe form daily, but I never saw anyone to add. Which was odd, but I thought maybe people were caught up in Thanksgiving plans.  But then I started to get emails from people wondering why they weren’t being added, and I kept saying, “well, because you never added […]
  • Do You Need to Plot Out a Novel Before You Start Writing It?

    Mel
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    To plot out or not to plot out a novel with a manuscript outline has been on my mind this week because I’ve just returned to writing a new book after taking a break to sketch out the remaining chapters.  This is the way I’ve always worked. Image: Chris via Flickr I get an idea […]
  • How to Get From Thanksgiving to New Years When You’re Not in the Mood

    Mel
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    I am really not in the mood for the holidays this year.  There are the ones I celebrate — Thanksgiving and New Years — and the ones I don’t but I’m affected by regardless — Christmas — and I don’t really want to do any of it.  I don’t want to do the social commitments […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 12: The First Time

    Mel
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* The twins and I are nearing the end of their first time reading the Harry Potter books.  We’re taking a break before book 7 to slow things down, and reading Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass series […]
  • Words

    Mel
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    Like most writers, I like words.  I say most because I can’t speak for all writers.  There are probably writers out there who hate words in the same way that there are probably architects out there who hate brick.  Though… you could always construct a building with another material, and it’s very difficult to write […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Walking a half-marathon (guest post).

    Carla
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    I have run over a dozen half marathons in the last 5 years. I’ve written about a lot of them in my blog,  Running For My Life, and annoyed my friends with the constant tales from my training and from the races themselves. I’ve encouraged many to become runners and by others been told that if I bring up the running thing one more time they’re disowning me. But one time, I did something in a half that I’d never done before. I WALKED the whole thing. It wasn’t because I wasn’t trained – I was and could have easily done the distance but my friend, Sara, had an IT band that was…
  • Does this go in my container?

    Carla
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    ATX to OAK and BACK AGAIN? Two years ago I ransacked our house and decluttered. Top to bottom. Broken Barbies were smuggled out in the dark of night (hell hath no fury like a seven year old whose fractured toys are tossed away). Kitchen gadgets Id “hoped” to learn to use, but which were still encased in boxes were re-homed. Clothing Id held onto since the *last* time it was in style (hello prairie blouses!) was donated (and, I’m confident, later purchased for Halloween costumes). I created a six pronged approach and emptied the house of unnecessary stuff. pink shoes+plastic…
  • I’m POPCORNing!

    Carla
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Disclaimer: I find it unlikely I coined this term for stance-switching, but when I google searched I fell down the rabbit guinea-pig hole reading how the term is used to describe the g-pig’s social (?) behavior. I found no reference to my aching back solution. My back is KILLING ME. It has been for 18 months (see? I may practice defensive pessimism but I’m not a complainer!). I feel fine when I’m moving. I doesn’t hurt during “normal play” (Ive not trampolined lately for this reason). Walking The Chairman I rarely notice it—-unless he gets excited and…
  • Don’t push yourself! (guest post)

    Carla
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Push past your limits. Don’t quit. You can do more than you think you can. When you want to stop, that’s when you work harder. Keep going no matter what. Do more than you did yesterday. Pretty common mantras floating around the fitness world, eh? You can’t go on Pinterest, browse through Instagram, or follow a fitness associated Twitter account without seeing things like this on a daily basis. For most people these things are encouraging…even motivational! For me though, I’ve come to realize the importance of NOT pushing myself. Let me fill you in on my typical…
  • It’s TETHERBALL time!

    Carla
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    I shall let you in on my dirty little secret. A secret which becomes pretty readily apparent if you spend any time with me on ANY athletic endeavor. I’m completely, wholly and utterly uncoordinated. There’s a reason I LOVE THE IRON as there’s never a ball or birdie or ANYTHING flying at my face & requiring me to lob it back. I shall let you in on another dirty little secret. As much as I’m all YAY YAY RAH RAH!! WE PLAYout NOT WORKOUT!! GO TEAM MISFIT-FUN!! I’m a consistent no when it comes to playing tether-ball. A consistent fear based, smacked in face by…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Max King and Ellie Greenwood Win 2014 IAU 100k World Championships In Record Time

    Scott Dunlap
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    (Max King breaks the tape and becomes the IAU 100k World Champion, photo courtesy of Bryon Powell)American Max King and Great Britain's Ellie Greenwood were able to hold off the global competition and crazy heat to win the 2014 IAU 100k World Championships in Doha, Qatar, earlier today. Max's 6:27:44 finish took nearly 3 minutes off the American Record (previously Tom Johnson's 6:30:11 in 1995), and was ~100 seconds ahead of 2nd place Jonas Buud from Sweden.  Spain's Jose Antonio Requejo (Spain) was third in 6:37:03, and American's Zach Bitter (6:48:53, 6th) and Zach Miller (6:51:30,…
  • Beer Mile World Championships on Dec 3rd - Are You Ready?!?

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    The first annual Flotrack Beer Mile World Championships will happen in Austin, TX, on December 3rd this year. My big question is...who is going to represent the ultrarunners?!?I mean, honestly, who could be better at doing four laps with a beer per lap than an iron-stomach, beer-loving, already-can-run-fast-when-dizzy ultra runner? The competition is tough, however - track and field elites are coming out in droves, meticulously training their way to sub 5-minute finish times. But I suspect we've got a ringer out there somewhere.The Beer Mile is no walk-on event. Lance Armstrong, no stranger…
  • The 2015 Ultra Lottery Season - Which Race Will Choose You?

    Scott Dunlap
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    It's lottery season again in the world of ultrarunning! As our sport continues to grow (up 345% in the last 10 years), the clash of limited space/permits and high demand has put more races than ever in the lottery game. There's even the semi-disappointing trend of non-refundable "lottery fees" popping up a few races this year. Regardless, it's time to put your name in the hat for your favorite races and see how the Lottery Gods determine your fate! The Western States 100m lottery is on right now (already nearing 2,400 entries with two days left). So don't hesitate - put your name…
 
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Leading causes of death in 2030, if we continue down the current path

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This CDC video provides information about the leading causes of death in the U.S. and where we may be in 2030, if we continue down the current path. It suggests small steps that providers can take now to make a difference in the future health of our nation. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Police officers’ risk of sudden cardiac death is 34-69 times higher during restraints or altercations

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This BMJ study found that police officers’ risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) was 34 to 69 times higher during restraints or altercations; 32 to 51 times higher during pursuits; 20 to 23 times higher during physical training; and 6 to 9 times higher during medical or rescue operations, as compared with routine or non-emergency activities. The researchers also found that SCD accounts for up to 10% of all U.S. on-duty police deaths.References:Law enforcement duties and sudden cardiac death among police officers in United States: case distribution study. BMJ 2014; 349 doi:…
  • Around the table - National Geographic video

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Chefs and authors discuss the importance of the communal meal:The Future of Food. Chefs Jose Andres and Barton Seaver talk about the importance of food as a resource and how we can save it: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for November 2014

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles' - new label http://buff.ly/1vzbCKHTwo new medications for IPF: Pirfenidone (Esbriet) affects scarring, Nintedanib (Ofev) is a kinase inhibitor http://buff.ly/1psam6m80% of people have at least 1 distressing symptom in a given month, yet fewer than 1 in 4 persons sees a doctor. At least one third of common symptoms do not have a clear-cut, disease-based explanation. History and physical examination alone contribute 73% to 94% of the diagnostic information. The patient's…
  • How to Teach Teens to Drive Safely - WSJ video

    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Along with parking and steering, parents also need to teach teenagers how to spot crash hazards. WSJ's Sue Shellenbarger and Tanya Rivero discuss some tips. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • More NBC TODAY Show men have more body parts probed during TV sweeps month

    Gary Schwitzer
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Last November, it was Matt Lauer and Al Roker having their prostates probed on live TV via digital rectal exam. This November TV sweeps period – today to be precise – Willie Geist and Carson Daly had their testicles probed live on the air. The common denominator:  the prober was telegenic, media magnet Dr. David Samadi, who runs a robotic prostate surgery center in NYC. If you have nothing else to do with the next 8 minutes, watch the Samadi show.   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Samadi was not challenged when he said, “We…
  • Hockey fans treated to more than slap shot; how about prostate exam?

    Gary Schwitzer
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    Milwaukee media loved this Movember promotion. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported: Milwaukee Admirals vice president of sales and marketing Mike Wojciechowski will undergo a prostate examination at Saturday night’s match against the Rockford Ice Hogs to raise awareness of men’s health issues…. The team is holding promotions during November to help raise money for the American Cancer Society in support of prostate cancer research and awareness. Sports Illustrated reported: The Admirals are not the first American minor league franchise to do this, actually. In July, the…
  • Inadvertent disease-mongering of diabetes puts media innumeracy on display

    Gary Schwitzer
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    In another of the occasional Hypewatch features on MedPage Today, Kristina Fiore writes, “Hypewatch: 100 Million Diabetic Americans in the Dark?” A third of Americans have diabetes but don’t know it? That’s almost as hard to believe as the IOM’s conclusion that a third of Americans live with severe chronic pain. The diabetes figure is hard to believe because it’s not true — though you wouldn’t know that from several headlines this week, which proclaimed that three in 10 Americans — which would amount to about 100 million people —…
  • Evaluating evidence in media messages about breast cancer

    Gary Schwitzer
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    The National Breast Cancer Coalition asked me to deliver a presentation at its Project LEAD® workshop in Washington, DC, on November 16. Project LEAD® is designed for NBCC members who want “an introductory education in the science of breast cancer, research design, advocacy and understanding medical news in the media.” My slides appear below.     These slides also became the basis for a talk I gave via Skype to Doug Starr’s class in the graduate Program in Science and Medical Journalism at Boston University on November 19.
  • IMPROVE-IT heart drug trial news: Game-changer? Or balderdash?

    Gary Schwitzer
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Lub-dub…lub-dub…. The drumbeat of heart news coming out of the American Heart Association is loud and clear.  But some who read and listen closely are seeing and hearing arrhythmias – disturbances in the signal. The New York Times reported: For the first time since statins have been regularly used, a large study has found that another type of cholesterol-lowering drug can protect people from heart attacks and strokes. The finding can help millions at high risk of heart attacks who cannot tolerate statins or do not respond to them sufficiently. And it helps clarify the role…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Six Things to Say to Your Loved One with PPD

    Jen Gaskell
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    As I continue to use my voice as an advocate for moms who are struggling with PPD, I keep returning to the same questions that my family asked me.  How could we have helped?  What could we have said that would help you get help sooner?  Thank you to my mom and my sister for inspiring […] The post Six Things to Say to Your Loved One with PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBrilliant advice. Thank you with tears in my eyes. by Elizabeth Lymer 
  • BabyCenter Finds PPD Moms Don’t Seek Help Due To Guilt & Shame

    Katherine Stone
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    BabyCenter®, the number one pregnancy and parenting digital resource, recently asked 1,400 moms about their experience with postpartum depression and found that 40% said they didn’t seek medical help for their illness. Their reasons for avoiding reaching out for help included feeling like they should or did have the strength to get over the feelings without a […] The post BabyCenter Finds PPD Moms Don’t Seek Help Due To Guilt & Shame appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsYou are welcome to email us at…
  • Minority Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Survey

    ADriane Nieves
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Postpartum Progress is hard at work behind the scenes to improve our support and inclusion of minority and underserved women in our community outreach and engagement. While we often feature stories on the blog from mothers of color and offering Spanish versions of the blog and nonprofit’s website are in the works, we want to […] The post Minority Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Survey appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent Comments[…] excited to share with you a new initiative: Our friends ... by Survey: Postpartum Progress…
  • Postpartum Depression Screening is More Than Just a Questionnaire

    Becky Schroeder
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    I was one of the lucky mothers who was screened for postpartum depression after the birth of my child. My daughter’s pediatrician administered the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale to me at my daughter’s first few check-ups. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until about six weeks after my daughter was born that I started to exhibit noticeable signs […] The post Postpartum Depression Screening is More Than Just a Questionnaire appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBy: Fitness Fridays: Self-care Is Not Selfish |…
  • Mental Illness & The Tyranny of Forms

    Katherine Stone
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    I was recently contacted by a Warrior Mom, one who sought and received treatment for her PPD as one should, who had to fill out some forms for something that is very important to her family.  As she was filling out one particular form she came to this question: “If either applicant has received treatment for a […] The post Mental Illness & The Tyranny of Forms appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThe terms “mental illness” or “mental disorder” just ... by LauraI would just write N/A on a form where…
 
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  • Helped by Metamaterial, Ultrasound Makes it Through Bone with Little Distortion

    Editors
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Ultrasound is a great imaging modality that’s also used in a number of therapeutic applications. Its advantages include being able to penetrate tissue without using ionizing radiation, as well as the ability to see moving objects in real-time. A serious limitation, though, is that ultrasound waves are dispersed when they meet a hard object on the way to their real target. This, for example, makes non-invasive monitoring of blood flow in the brain and ultrasound targeting of brain tumors particularly difficult. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Massachusetts…
  • Wellograph Review – A Stylish Watch with Basic Fitness Capabilities

    Ben Ouyang
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    So here’s the Wellograph Sapphire Wellness Watch, first unveiled at CES 2014 earlier this year. When it came out, it was touted as sleek and stylish, and the first tracker with a sapphire screen (which shows in the high price tag). Finally, the people had a choice of a fitness tracker that didn’t look like a toy. As for its fitness capabilities, it’s got a basic set of features, including a motion sensor and heart rate monitor. So does it live up to its name and graph your wellness? Tune in and find out! Cardio: The Wellograph has a basic system of tracking your…
  • NEC MultiSync MD212G3 LCD Grayscale Diagnostic Monitor

    Editors
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    NEC has just unveiled its new grayscale diagnostic monitor, the MultiSync MD212G3. The device features a 21.3″ LED screen with a 2048 x 1536 (3 megapixels) resolution, as well as a 1,400:1 contrast ratio and a 1,700 cd/m² calibrated brightness. The front of the panel is covered with an anti-reflective coating and a front facing sensor makes sure the luminosity levels remain consistent. The screen is pre-calibrated to the DICOM grayscale standard and the accompanying GammaCompMDTM QA software can be used to make sure the monitor stays calibrated throughout its life. The screen tilts,…
  • Electrical Stimuli Induced Bodily Control in Spinal Cord Injuries

    Joshua Chen
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    Close-up of the half-inch long multimicroelectrode array showing detailed circuitry leading to each individual electrode. The array is used to stimulate the spinal cord to enable locomotor and bladder function after paralysis. Source: Parag N. Gad, UCLA Patients who have had spinal cord injuries suffer from not only paralysis of their limbs, but also from other complications often including a loss of bladder control. In previous experiments, Dr. Edgerton from the University of California, Los Angeles and collaborators at University of Louisville, used electrical stimulation to allow four…
  • A Tour of The Hospital Aboard USS America, U.S. Navy’s Newest Ship

    Editors
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    USS America’s flight deck. All photos by Alexey Bochkovsky. The USS America, the newest U.S. Navy ship, was recently commissioned during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. Some good friends of Medgadget were hired to take the official photo, and while helping out we got to meet Captain Hall, the commanding officer of USS America. Hearing that we report on medical technologies, the captain invited us aboard to take a look at the medical facilities that were designed to serve injured troops in time of war and civilians during humanitarian missions. We jumped at the opportunity and now…
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  • Breville BJS600XL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer BJS600XL is a masticating juicer. The video below shows you three benefits of the masticating juicer. The first is the quiet operation. About but one minute into the video when the presenters stops talking you’ll hear the chewing sound of the auger rotating and the very low sound of the the motor. This is a quiet juicer. Many choose their juicer based on the speed of the juicer. In this video couple of cups of chopped greens, to celery stalks without cutting, the portion of fennel fronds and stem, a handful of parsley, the small…
  • Breville BJE820X

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor There was an error connecting to the Amazon web service, or no results were found for your query. Breville The post Breville BJE820X appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Breville BJE510XL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Breville BJE510XL Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor Average Rating: total customer reviews... Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville The post Breville BJE510XL appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
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    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor There was an error connecting to the Amazon web service, or no results were found for your query. Breville The post Breville 800JEXL appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Breville JE98XL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-watt Juice Extractor There was an error connecting to the Amazon web service, or no results were found for your query.   Related Product Reviews Breville Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer Breville BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer The post Breville JE98XL appeared…
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    KevinMD.com

  • Young physicians should be on Twitter. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-j-secemsky" rel="tag">Brian J. Secemsky, MD</a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    You — a medical student, resident physician or newly-minted medical attending — are late in the game.  Sure, you appropriately hopped onto Facebook during your first few years of college, only to rightly disengage around the advent of newsfeeds and cover photos.  You passively signed up to LinkedIn last winter only to remain passively aware that your profile exists unfettered and un-updated in the inter-web ether. Despite this predictable navigation into online social media, you remain steadfast in avoiding the Twittersphere. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you…
  • Transforming primary care to spend extra time with patients

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/eunice-yu" rel="tag">Eunice Yu, MD</a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When I started my internal medicine residency, I was pretty sure I was going to rock this primary care thing. I knew the drugs for hypertension, the guidelines for diabetes management, and depression management seemed like nothing more than an algorithm. I felt buoyed by familiarity as I looked at the problem list for my first primary care patient: basically diabetes, hypertension, and depression. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • The attitude when it comes to treating chronic pain

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joel-r-cooper" rel="tag">Joel R. Cooper, DO</a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here is the attitude of ER physicians: Here are a few pills to hold you out for one or two days. Follow up with your PCP — he or she should be managing your chronic pain — not me. Now get out of my ER!” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • MKSAP: 40-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag">mksap</a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 40-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash on her hands that has been present for 6 weeks. This rash comes and goes throughout the year and has been present for many years, but never as severe as it is now. She also experiences itchy skin on her body. She had eczema as a child and currently has seasonal allergies. She is otherwise well and is currently taking no medication. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. She has dry skin on her trunk and extremities. Her hands…
  • A letter to Dr. Oz for his inbox

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-gunter" rel="tag">Jennifer Gunter, MD</a>
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Dear Dr. Oz, I know the #OzsInBox question on Twitter didn’t exactly go the way you or your social media team expected.You told Sen. McCaskill when she asked you about the so-called miracles and medically baseless products that you promote on your show that you view yourself as a cheerleader, but consider #OzsInBox a wake-up call that doctors (or at least the ones who don’t want to appear on your show to hawk a product) and a lot of other people think you are cheering for the wrong team. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online…
 
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    SharpBrains

  • Debate: Is there a link between ADHD and Creativity?

    SharpBrains
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    The Creative Gifts of ADHD (SciAm Beautiful Minds blog): “In his 2004 book “Creativity is Forever“, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people…In her own review of the creativity literature, Bonnie Cramond found that many of these same traits overlap to a substantial degree with behavioral descriptions of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)– including higher levels of spontaneous idea generation, mind wandering, daydreaming, sensation seeking, energy, and impulsivity… Recent work in…
  • Harnessing big data and videogames to deliver personalized cognitive training

    SharpBrains
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Har­ness­ing big data and videogames to deliver per­son­al­ized cog­ni­tive training from SharpBrains: Tracking Brain Health Innovation Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing: Dr. Joe Hardy, ‎VP of R&D at Lumos Labs Mark Bax­ter, Head of Prod­uct (Fit­Brains) at Rosetta Stone Ita­mar Lesu­isse, CEO of Peak Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana Chair: Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization
  • Trend: Growing evidence that vitamin, folic acid supplements do not improve cognitive performance or prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

    SharpBrains
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dementia study questions advice on taking supplements (BBC News): “Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements does not seem to cut the risk of developing dementia in healthy people, say Dutch researchers. In one of the largest studies to date, there was no difference in memory test scores between those who had taken the supplements for two years and those who were given a placebo… Dr Eric Karran, director of research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “This large trial adds to previous evidence suggesting that while vitamin B supplements can lower homocysteine levels, this does not…
  • A Call to Action: Improv­ing brain & men­tal health via dig­i­tal plat­forms, neu­ro­plas­tic­ity research and the White House BRAIN initiative

    SharpBrains
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    A Call to Action: Improv­ing brain & men­tal health via dig­i­tal plat­forms, neu­ro­plas­tic­ity research and the White House BRAIN initiative from SharpBrains: Tracking Brain Health Innovation Session held at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, featuring: Dr. Thomas Insel, Direc­tor of the National Insti­tute of Men­tal Health (NIMH) Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of UCSF Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter and Co-founder of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs Dr. Daphne Bave­lier, Head of the Brain & Learn­ing Lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Geneva & U. of Rochester…
  • The “Holy Grail”: How to drive behavior change by harnessing neuroplasticity and emotions

    SharpBrains
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    CWRU nursing school awarded $2.35 million to study the link between the brain and health behavior change (press release): “A five-year, $2.35 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to study how brain activity motivates the chronically ill to manage their illnesses… “Finding a way to change brain activity and its influence on healthy behavior would be like finding the Holy Grail”…The studies will use…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • Unlucky In Coverage

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    By ACA DATABASE Unlucky in Coverage writes from the Southwest: I am self-insured. I was quite pleased last year when I had a chance to purchase health insurance through the Federal Marketplace because my new plan was significantly less expensive and more comprehensive than the coverage I had previously. However, I just learned that my […]
  • Preparing for Updates to the Medicare Shared Savings Program

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    By FARZAD MOSTASHARI, MD and TRAVIS BROOME Later this month – perhaps as early as this week – the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is poised to release a proposed rule to update to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). MSSP is the national program which allows providers to create ACOs, and it […]
  • Why You Should Ditch Your IT System

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    By JOE FLOWER So you spent millions to billions of dollars on information systems over the past few years, right? How’s that working out for you? For a large percentage of you, whether or not you admit it, not so well. What you bought needs some serious tweaks, re-engineering, re-thinking, re-vamping. For an even larger […]
  • Is Becoming a Doctor Worth $2.6 Million?

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    By RICHARD GUNDERMAN, MD      Each year, over 20,000 US students begin medical school.  They routinely pay $50,000 or more per year for the privilege, and the average medical student graduates with a debt of over $170,000.  That’s a lot of money.  But for some who pursue careers in medicine, the financial cost has been […]
  • Help With Covered California

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    By ACA DATABASE JOE wrote THCB with an interesting question that could be an outlier or could be significant: Do you know of a consulting firm or advisory firm that can assist me in applying for insurance through Covered California? When I applied for insurance through the Covered California website, they gave me a list […]
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  • Never say you can't do something

    Linda PD
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Although most people have a positive attitude, others, unfortunately, have a negative one. After I show them how to perform an exercise and invite them to do it themselves, they will say, "Oh! I know I'll never be able to do that," or, "My dog might do it for you, but I know that he certainly won't do it for me!"With these people I have to say, "Please! Never, never say you can't do something. If you do, you are acting like a defeatist before you even start. Instead, I would like to hear you say, `Well, I can see how well my dog works for you, now let me try it.' When you have said that, I…
  • The Question of God

    Linda PD
    18 Apr 2012 | 6:18 pm
    I just finished watching the first part of the PBS special The Question of God, based on the Harvard class and subsequent book by Dr. Armand Nicholi. The program is structured around reenactments of significant moments in the lives of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis interspersed with segments from a series of roundtable discussions where the participants discuss with Dr. Nicholi questions raised by the experiences and writings of Lewis and Freud.I haven't read the book yet, though I do plan to in hopes that it will be a helpful resource for future discussion groups, so I can't speak to how the…
  • Of This Learning Curve

    Linda PD
    27 Mar 2012 | 10:58 am
    The most obvious answer is on Science diet dry dog food is to enjoy the most important aspects of this learning curve. Because the brand you buy, people choose to buy with science diet Coupons who do not or give you discounts and you can find in case and in this economy. A discount is to try looking with national grocery stores, specifically for other supplies for your pet. It is a great way to eat more than humans. They treat them like family members, and food coupons of your choice routinely have savings on important things for you. Check all types of the costs, sometimes you can buy one…
  • The Participants With Your Dog

    Linda PD
    16 Mar 2012 | 9:34 pm
    Taste of the Wild dry dog food must list the time of protein, fat, fiber, and water of food, maybe something. Because the brand you buy, people choose to buy with obtaining taste Of the wild coupons that exist or give you discounts and you can find per item purchased and on the city. A paw is to try looking for shopper and supplier, specifically in print advertising. It is a great way to grow health. Consumers to try a new product, and a lot of times routinely have the best for our dogs. Check the participants with your dog, sometimes you can buy one large bag of the sites. Or it is also…
  • On Your Dog's Coat

    Linda PD
    6 Mar 2012 | 11:48 pm
    These coupons in this Pedigree dry dog food provide recommended daily allowances for different types based on a good food required to maintain free stuff in such offers. There is no doubt that finding pedigree coupons is like finding them, with daily. If you use the advanced search, then you must know how much stores located in your particular zip code. Seeing in the mailbox, you can spend a good source a customer on putting some money aside. Food coupons are a great way to visit multiple coupon and manufacturer sites, and an inexpensive option is that there are like-minded people you can use…
 
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    Bad Science

  • That YouGov parlour game is wrong. This annoys me.

    Ben Goldacre
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    YouGov have produced a fun, popular new parlour game. You give the site the name of a celebrity, author, TV show, pet, activity, or anything; and it gives you a lot more information in return. Essentially: “other things that such a person typically does and likes”. So, the “favourite dishes” of people who read Ben Goldacre books are Vegetarian Thali, […]
  • Some London talks and events coming up

    Ben Goldacre
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    There are a few London talks and events coming up over the next few weeks, all very different, and more to come around the country soon: Monday 17th Nov – Richard Herring Leicester Square Podcast This show is a great institution: comedian Richard Herring interviews comedians and the occasional nerd in front of a live audience, […]
  • What should Cochrane do next?

    Ben Goldacre
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    Here’s a talk I did last year that’s just popped up online. The Cochrane Collaboration is a fabulous organisation, producing gold standard “systematic reviews” summarising all the data that’s ever been collected on important questions in medicine. Cochrane have become great by inviting criticism: for example, they run the Silverman Prize, for the best essay or paper pointing […]
  • 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 […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Off to Skepticon…

    Orac
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    As this goes live I’ll be heading to the airport, my purpose being to wing my way to Skepticon 7, where I’ll be speaking tomorrow on a little ditty I like to call The Central Dogma of Alternative Medicine. It’ll be fun, and I’m looking forward to it. However, in true Orac fashion, I haven’t…
  • The invasion of well-meaning quacks into West Africa continues apace

    Orac
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    Here we go yet again. I’ve been interested in the Ebola outbreak that’s been going on for months in west Africa for a number of reasons. First, it’s a bad disease, and this is the largest outbreak in history. over 5,000 people have died. Second, there’s been a lot of unreasonable fear mongering about the…
  • An amusing bath of crank magnetism

    Orac
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    It was a long day in the operating room again, albeit unexpectedly so as a case that I had expected to be fairly straightforward turned out to anything but. Let’s just say, when I’m peeling tumor off of a major blood vessel, my anal sphincter tone is such that if someone were to stick a…
  • An Ontario court dooms a First Nations girl with cancer: Who’s to blame?

    Orac
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    I figured that yesterday’s post about the First Nations girl in Ontario with lymphoblastic leukemia whose parents stopped her chemotherapy in favor of “traditional” medicine would stir up a bit of controversy, and so it did, albeit much more at my not-so-super-secret other blog, which featured an expanded version of this post. Don’t worry, you…
  • An Ontario court dooms a First Nations girl with cancer

    Orac
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    A few weeks ago, Steve Novella invited me on his podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, to discuss a cancer case that has been in the news for several months now. The case was about an 11-year-old girl with leukemia who is a member of Canada’s largest aboriginal community. Steve wrote about this case…
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    World of Psychology

  • Take Advantage of the Good Days

    Michael Hedrick
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    With the rollercoaster that is life with schizophrenia, you come to know not only the bad, tough periods where your symptoms are on fire but also the days where things are calm and you can sit still and listen to the breeze through the trees. The bad days are hell and you feel it innately but when the good days roll around it’s incredibly easy to take them for granted. If nothing’s bothering you and your worries have dissipated it’s hard to find a reason to overthink. I’m more than familiar with what it’s like to be so oppressed by paranoia and delusions that it’s hard to even…
  • Psychology Around the Net: November 22, 2014

    Alicia Sparks
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    This week’s Psychology Around the Net is jampacked with everything (OK, some things!) you need to know about sleep habits, disclosing mental illness in the workplace, trying to achieve happiness, and more. There’s More to Sleep Cycles Than Being a Morning or Night Person: “In a small study being published in Personality and Individual Difference, research from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences found that in addition to the traditional night owl or lark, people tend to have different energetic times of the day that might counter their sleep…
  • What Habits Are Best for Creativity?

    Gretchen Rubin
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    When I tell people that I’ve been working on Better Than Before, my book about habit change, many people ask, “What habits are best for creativity? What habits help people think creatively — and also, actually produce?“ Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance: Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles Darwin. Or maybe we should indulge in boozy revelry, like Toulouse-Lautrec. Maybe we should wake up early, like Haruki Murakami. Or maybe we…
  • How to Determine Whether It’s ‘Love’ Or ‘Lust’

    Psych Central Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Not sure about your feelings? Here’s how to know if what you are feeling is really love. Moving from “like” to “love” is one of the most important transitions a couple can make. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most misunderstood ones. Too many couples think that love is the same as lust. This equates love with the ooey-gooey excitement and breathless anticipation that usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship. Defining love this way makes it into a feeling and the down side is that feelings come and go. If you don’t want your love to wax…
  • 30 More Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    In September I shared 30 prompts, questions and ideas to help you get to know yourself better. This month I’m sharing 30 more. When we get to know ourselves better, we know what we need. That means we can respond to those needs and make better, kinder decisions. 1. Write about your favorite holiday. List three reasons why it’s your favorite. 2. If you could write a letter to your body, what would it say? 3. I make myself these 10 promises … 4. Describe a time when you felt fulfilled. Where were you? What were you doing? What about that moment felt so satisfying? 5. What do your emotions…
 
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • Video: A Drone Shoots Hauntingly Beautiful Footage of Buffalo's Snowstorm

    James West
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    James Grimaldi/YouTube Flying personal camera-equipped drones directly over big events like the Hong Kong protests and Independence Day fireworks is becoming commonplace. Now come these amazing aerial images of Buffalo, New York, besieged by snow for the third day in a row. The Buffalo area was coated with up to six feet of snow on Wednesday and there's been even more today. The eighth storm-related death was annouced this morning. When the storm first set in, James Grimaldi of West Seneca, New York, sent his drone into the blizzard to film a bizarre world drained of color, and uploaded the…
  • We Just Had the Hottest October on Record

    Tim McDonnell
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    NOAA It's cold outside, which means it'll soon be time for the annual rousing chorus of climate change denial from people who think snow means global warming is fake. Good thing NOAA is here to help. Today the agency released two new maps illustrating that even if you're cold right now, the planet is still getting hotter. In fact, 2014 is on track to be the warmest year on record. The map above shows where global temperatures for the month of October stood relative to the 20th century average. Overall, this was the warmest October since record-keeping began in 1880. And it's not just October…
  • Watch a Wall of Snow Consume Buffalo, N.Y.

    Tim McDonnell
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Today it is literally freezing in every state in America. But no where has been hit harder than Buffalo, New York, which yesterday got buried under 70 inches of snow. Yeah, seven-zero, as in nearly six feet. At least six people there have died, and one hundred are still trapped. The video below, from Buffalo-based producer Joseph DeBenedictis, shows yesterday's apocalyptic storm sweeping across the city. The insane snowfall was brought on by something called the "lake effect," which could grow more severe with global warming—our friend Eric Holthaus at Slate has the details on that.
  • BREAKING: The Senate Just Voted Not to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

    Tim McDonnell
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    UPDATE 11/18/14, 6:17 pm ET A controversial bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed in the US Senate Tuesday evening. It received 59 "aye" votes, just shy of the 60 needed to send the bill to President Obama's desk. The fight isn't over yet; Republicans have said they plan to prioritize approving the pipeline once they take control of the Senate next year. Below the headlines last week about President Obama's major climate agreement with China, another environmental story was gaining steam: a vote in Congress to force approval of Keystone XL, a controversial…
  • Two Charts That Show How the US Is Shortchanging the World

    Tim McDonnell
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Tim McDonnell This morning, the New York Times reported that President Obama is poised to announce a pledge of $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund, a United Nations-administered account to help poor countries deal with climate change. That's the biggest single pledge of any country so far (see chart above); it doubles the total size of the fund and is a major step toward the UN's target of raising $15 billion before next month's climate talks in Lima, Peru. Other notable carbon emitters, such as the UK, are expected to announce contributions by the end of next week. But viewed in a different…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • R&D Cost for Generics is Zero. Nothing. Nada. Nilch. So Why are Their Prices Surging?

    PharmaGuy
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    According to the latest estimate from Tufts economists, it now costs upwards of $2.6 billion to bring a new prescription drug to market (read "Cost to Bring a New Drug to Market Is $2.6 Billion According to Tufts - 3X More Than in 2003!"). Other estimates range from $59 million to $1.5 billion.But the gap in price between generic drugs and brand-name drugs in narrowing. Why?Generic Drugs Kept Health Care Cheaper for 30 Years. Why Are Their Prices Surging?
  • Cost to Bring a New Drug to Market Is $2.6 Billion According to Tufts - 3X More Than in 2003!

    PharmaGuy
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    According to a new study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD), which receives funding from the pharmaceutical industry, the estimated cost to develop a new Rx drug for marketing in the U.S. is $2,558 million or $2.6 billion (see press release). That 3.25 times the $800 previously estimated and frequently cited by the pharmaceutical industry, pharma trade publications, and the general media.I have tackled the estimated $800 million drug develop cost gorilla before and garnered a lot of comments from readers, including Dr. Joseph DiMasi, whose team at Tufts came up with…
  • Imbuing Rx Drug Brands with Human Characteristics Boosts Sales

    PharmaGuy
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Rx Drug Personalities Perceived by Consumers
  • Does Your Wife Prevent You From Watching the New Viagra TV Ad? FDA Wants to Know.

    PharmaGuy
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    FDA Wants to Peek Into Your Bedroom to Learn If Your Spouse Affects Your Perception of Risks in Those New Viagra TV Ads!
  • FDA Plans DTC TV Ad Torture Test!

    PharmaGuy
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    The FDA plans to to study the "Impact of Ad Exposure Frequency on Perception and Mental Processing of Risk and Benefit Information in DTC Prescription Drug Ads" (see Federal register Notice). "Generally," says FDA, "it has been argued that first exposure to an ad results in attention, second exposure affects learning of the advertised message, and third and subsequent exposures reinforce the learning effects of the second exposure. To our knowledge, the literature concerning ad exposure frequency has not been extended to include specific attention to prescription drug…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • What's up with the residency programs at St. Elizabeth's?

    Paul Levy
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    I've written about the financial difficulties leading to the closure of Quincy Medical Center and have suggested that these almost inevitably resulted from the business model employed by the private equity firm that owns this hospital system.  But are there other somewhat hidden consequences of this style of ownership?  One worth reviewing might be the system's commitment to residency training programs.St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is the major training hospital within the Steward Health Care System.  How is it doing with regard to the long-standing and clinically important…
  • Lean is not a program

    Paul Levy
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Over two years ago, I wrote a post saying, You don't "do Lean."  Beyond suggesting that there should be a form of medical malpractice lawsuit against those consulting firms that promise hospitals that they will teach them how to "do Lean," I summarized the main point:Lean is not a program.  It is a long-term philosophy of corporate leadership and organization that is based, above all, on respect shown to front-line staff.  There are two essential aspects, training front-line workers to be empowered and encouraged to call out problems on the "factory floor," and training…
  • The die was cast for Quincy Medical Center in 2011

    Paul Levy
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I wish I could say that it was unexpected, but the current story around the closing of Quincy Medical Center in Massachusetts, after its purchase by a private equity company several years ago, was so predictable.  Short version:  The Attorney General is powerless in making the company stand by its original promises.  She can "offer to negotiate" and other elected officials can bluster all they want, but the closure is done.Here's the original prediction:So your private equity firm offers to buy the property, making promises to regulators and stakeholders in the community. …
  • One f***ing tree!

    Paul Levy
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Image by Simon StevensThanks to Janice Lynch Schuster for forwarding me this terrific article about stereotypes, in this case visual stereotypes about Africa.  The story is emblematic of our country's lack of understanding of other parts of the world.  I encountered this from friends and colleagues before, during, and after my recent trip to South Africa.  The lede:Last week, Africa Is a Country, a blog that documents and skewers Western misconceptions of Africa, ran a fascinating story about book design. It posted a collage of 36 covers of books that were either set in…
  • Millions of healthier lives on WIHI

    Paul Levy
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    Madge Kaplan writes:The next WIHI broadcast — 100 Million Healthier Lives by 2020 — will take place on Thursday, November 20, from 2 to 3 PM ET, and I hope you'll tune in.Our guests will include:Soma Stout, MD, MS, Executive External Lead for Health Improvement, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)Erin Healy, JD, Director, Knowledge Sharing, Community SolutionsKevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP, Senior Investigator, Public Health InstituteNinon Lewis, MS, Director, Triple Aim for Populations, IHI When IHI first introduced the framework of the Triple Aim in 2008, we couldn’t…
 
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    PharmaGossip

  • Ask your doctor

    insider
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
  • Drug Trials

    insider
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
  • Watch to the end please

    insider
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
  • Happy Halloween Big Pharma CEO's (and ex CEO's)

    insider
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
  • 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…
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Why Doesn’t a Viagra Equivalent Exist for Women?

    Rachel Walden
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Given the historical exclusion of women from clinical trials and social attitudes about female sexual desire, it’s easy to assume that no Viagra-like drug is available for women because women’s sexual pleasure is not taken seriously enough to develop one. The reality, though, is more complicated than a case of gender bias. Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting and scientific workshop (fully available online) on female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and available therapies as part of its “patient-focused drug development” series. The…
  • 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”…
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    Health and Wellness News

  • 'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - 'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food AllergiesSATURDAY, Nov. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) - The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns. "Every person is different and there are so many types of food allergies that it can be really difficult to avoid all allergens over the holidays," Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy, director of allergy and clinical immunology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said in a hospital news release. "If you know you have food allergies, caution should…
  • Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More QuicklyFRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Stroke outcomes are better when patients are treated in an ambulance by a neurologist equipped with a CT scanner and clot-busting drugs, German researchers report. The sooner patients get the clot dissolver - tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) - the better the outcome after a stroke, the researchers noted. For the best outcome, the drug needs to be given within the first hour after stroke symptoms start, the researchers said. "The so-called 'golden hour' is associated with improved…
  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for NowFRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - This year's flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says. "We are starting to see a little more flu in the country, but we are still at pretty low levels," said Dr. Joseph Bresee, chief of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in the Influenza Division. "There is a little more each week, but still no widespread flu," he added.
  • Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With RisksFRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation is a common form of irregular heartbeat that has been linked to a rise in risk for stroke among older Americans. Digoxin has been used for more than a century to help treat irregular heartbeat, the authors of the new study said, and many…
  • Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is HaltedFRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) - A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is a safe and effective way to manage the disease and reduce the risk of stroke. The announcement about the research, which was conducted at 25 medical centers in the United States and Canada, was made this week by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Researchers compared monthly blood transfusions with daily…
 
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Anti-HIV medicines can cause damage to fetal hearts, research shows

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    New research raises concern about potential long-term harmful impact of 'antiretroviral therapy' on in-utero infants whose mothers are HIV-positive, but who are not infected with HIV themselves. The study shows that while the HIV medications have been successful in helping to prevent the transmission of the virus from mother to infant, they are associated with persistently impaired development of heart muscle and reduced heart performance in non-HIV-infected children whose mothers received the medicines years earlier.
  • In landmark study of cell therapy for heart attack, more cells make a difference

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Physicians from 60 sites treated 161 heart attack patients with their own bone marrow cells, selected for their healing potential and then reinjected into the heart, in an effort to improve the heart's recovery. Their conclusion? Patients who receive more cells get significant benefits.
  • Digoxin associated with higher risk of death, hospitalization, study shows

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Digoxin, a drug commonly used to treat heart conditions, was associated with a 71 percent higher risk of death and a 63 percent higher risk of hospitalization among adults with diagnosed atrial fibrillation and no evidence of heart failure, according to a study.
  • A green transformation for pharmaceuticals

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    A more sustainable approach to a bond-forming reaction extensively used in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries has now been developed. The team used the solvent-free, catalytic reaction to produce high yields of a wide range of amides, including the antidepressant moclobemide and other drug-like molecules.
  • Fluorescent nanoprobe could become a universal, noninvasive method to identify and monitor tumors

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Researchers have developed a hybrid metal-polymer nanoparticle that lights up in the acidic environment surrounding tumor cells. Nonspecific probes that can identify any kind of tumor are extremely useful for monitoring the location and spread of cancer and the effects of treatment, as well as aiding initial diagnosis.
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    BBC News - Health

  • Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
  • VIDEO: 'Without food people can't fight Ebola'

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    World Food Programme Guinea country director Elisabeth Faure says the Ebola outbreak is making problems with food insecurity in affected countries much worse.
  • Female bosses 'more depressed'

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
  • Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.
  • Complex jobs 'may protect memory'

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • E.P.A. postpones setting standards for biofuel blends.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Environmental Protection Agency quietly announced on Friday that, after much delay, it had been unable to decide this year on a rule setting levels for the amount of biofuel it would require to be blended into conventional vehicle fuels.
  • Climate change workshop to help communities prepare for natural disasters.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over 20 participants from Conaree, Nevis and Government institutions began a three-day "Mainstreaming Climate Change in Disaster Management" workshop at the Conaree Community Center, as part of a disaster preparedness development pilot project.
  • US can slash fossil fuel emissions by 85 percent by 2050, new study shows.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In America’s low-carbon future, most cars will run on electricity, carbon dioxide will be stored underground, and homes and buildings will be hyper-efficient. This is the vision of a new analysis that maps how the U.S. can drastically curb its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • Keystone pipeline delays symbolic of strained Canada-US relations.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    While Canada-U.S. affairs have always had their ups and downs, the current state of interaction between Ottawa and Washington may be the worst since 2003. And the Keystone XL pipeline proposal stands as the most obvious emblem of this inauspicious state of affairs.
  • How New England could become Farmville again.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Farming in New England was never easy, but in the coming decades it will be difficult in a whole new way. Yet along with all the challenges that lie ahead, farmers in the region are also poised to see a surprising amount of new opportunity.
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • 'How To Get Away With Murder' Depicts Painful Truth Of Intimate Partner Violence

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    Last night’s mid-season finale of “How to Get Away with Murder" involved not only gasp-inducing plot twists, but also a chilling depiction of domestic violence.
  • 12 Expert Secrets For a Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving (That's Still Delicious!)

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Thanksgiving can be a potentially problematic family meal—and not just because your relatives are going to drill you about your love life. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, have a nut allergy or have trouble digesting dairy, it can be tricky to navigate certain traditional dishes.
  • 5 Energizing Foods In Season Right Now

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    From the cup of coffee first thing in the morning to the energy drink and candy bar mid-afternoon, most people treat the symptom, rather than the cause of fatigue. Maca helps support your adrenal glands (which produce adrenaline and cortisol in response to stress).
  • The 10 Healthiest Restaurant Chains in America

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    The website, called Grellin, uses nutrition information from meals at 100 of the nation’s restaurant chains, and ranks the restaurants based on the proportion of their meals that qualify as “healthy.”
  • Overdosing on Caffeine: A Deadly Trend

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    The sudden death of 18-year-old Logan Stiner grabbed national headlines last May when the high school senior died from a surprising and rare cause: a caffeine overdose. Stiner’s family found a small bag of caffeine powder — sold legally in the U.S. and easily purchased over the Internet — in their home after the Ohio teen’s death. Stiner’s death is only one of several deaths linked to caffeine toxicity in recent years.
 
 
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    NaturalNews.com

  • US farmers, environmentalists sue EPA for 'illegally' approving Dow's deadly 2,4-D herbicide

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) In one fell swoop, the Environmental Protection Agency officially became the Environmental Holocaust Kingpin when they approved Dow's deadly new Enlist Duo. This new two-headed monster herbicide is comprised of Monsanto's gut-wrenching, gut-microbe-destroying glyphosate...
  • Looking for safe cookware? Try cast iron

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) With so many different types of cookware on the market today, making the best and safest choices for our families can be a challenge. But tried-and-true cast iron is still among the most durable and non-toxic types of cookware available -- and if you know how to use...
  • A Complete Guide To Being A Thought Criminal

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) A question posed by a reader has kept my mind churning ever since it was asked. The question itself was genuine and expressed a desire to change the world for the better, but hinted that he was resigned to the fact that it would get worse before it gets better. This...
  • How Much Interest Has Your Food "Bank" Earned This Year?

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) In these days of declining paychecks and rising prices, people are hard pressed to get the most for their money. With every new dollar that is printed the value of your hard earned savings decreases and much buying power is lost. The conventional way to offset this decrease...
  • Is the whole world watching your private home security camera? 73,000 now online

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) No question, we live in a "wired" world, but increasingly, we also live in a world where, no matter where we go, we are tracked -- either through our vehicle, our cell phone or by some form of direct surveillance. In addition, our personal privacy is at risk of becoming...
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    Renegade Health

  • It’s Time To Rethink Our View on Vaccination

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    We need a wiser approach to vaccines, and parents need a better understanding of the benefits and risks. In the late 1950s, Polio—a contagious, viral disease—was feared where I grew up in New England. In it’s most severe form, it caused crippling paralysis, and sometimes killed. In 1955, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was introduced. Demand was high. I remember standing in line in the school gymnasium to get vaccinated. Cases plummeted from about 6,000 per year in 1958 to almost nothing. The last naturally occurring case of polio in the U.S. happened in 1979. Improved public health…
  • Spiced Vanilla Green Smoothie

    Swayze Foster
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Enjoy the rich taste of this smoothie for less than $3.00! The following is a green smoothie recipe from my book, Fit on Raw Smoothies: Delicious Low Fat Raw & Mostly Raw Vegan Smoothies. I had a smoothie very similar to this at a local vegan restaurant. It tasted like Christmas in a glass, but it cost $12.50! This version is just as delicious, but double the size and less than one-fourth of the cost. It’s also an excellent source of fiber; vitamins A, C, B2, B6, K, folate; and minerals copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium! Yield: Makes 1 smoothie Prep time: 5 minutes…
  • The One Food You Need to Eat to Avoid the Flu This Season

    Colleen M. Story
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Studies show that shiitake mushrooms have powerful immune-boosting properties. We’ve officially entered the cold and flu season. You may have already taken steps to avoid it. You may be washing your hands more often, cleaning down surfaces, making sure you get enough sleep, and exercising regularly. We gave you eight foods and eight herbs that boost your immune system in a previous post. These can all help our body resist nasty viruses and bacteria. We mentioned sweet potatoes, garlic, spinach, and Reishi mushrooms, but there was one food we didn’t list that should be a part of your…
  • 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Health Minded Folks

    Frederic Patenaude
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Are you going to give the same old boring gifts again for Christmas? Here’s a list of 10 ideas that will make perfect gifts for health minded folks (and those you hope to convert to your ways!). I included different price points. 1) A Fruit Basket   Around $10 to $15 with basket and fruits. When you’re invited over for dinner, it’s a common courtesy to bring a small gift, like a bottle of wine, flowers or a box of chocolate. But why not a fruit basket? All you need to do is head to the Dollar Store and pick up a few baskets (around $5 each). Get some transparent plastic and a…
  • Add This to Your Smoothie to Detox, Improve Digestion, and Help Prevent Cancer

    Colleen M. Story
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dandelion greens should be in your green smoothie! A recent survey reported that nearly a third of Americans are leery of green juices, with 28 percent actually fearing the sight of them! Yet according to a 2013 report from the USDA, Americans still aren’t getting even half of the recommended daily servings of vegetables and fruits. Even millennials—many of whom have jumped on the healthy eating bandwagon—are still not consuming enough. A 2014 study found that a third of them were concerned about their low level of fruit and vegetable consumption. Renegade Health readers are likely to…
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    In the Pipeline

  • Virtual Covalent Screening

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Covalent drugs have been a big item in R&D over the last few years, and I wrote here about covalent fragments. The whole topic of reactive groups in small molecules and their interaction with living systems and biomolecules is a complicated one, with many interesting twists. Now the Shoichet group at UCSF has what could be a useful computational approach to the field. They're reporting "DOCKovalent", a virtual screening platform for covalent inhibitors, and illustrate it with examples of cyanoacrylamides and boronic acids across several different enzymes. The calculations are based on the…
  • Amgen Claims It All

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    There's plenty of excitement about PCSK9, the latest LDL-lowering pathway to make it deep into the clinic. You can tell that companies (and investors) have high hopes for it, since it's heading right into a market that's dominated by generic statins. The optimism may well be justified - for example, Sanofi and Regeneron recently presented some impressive data comparing their antibody to Zetia in patients who can't take higher statin doses, and Amgen has shown similar numbers. There are at least five antibodies and one RNAi in development, in a very tight race to the FDA and to the market. To…
  • More From The Bottom of the Publishing Barrel

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Now, if you want to get a paper published in a prestigious journal like The International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology, you'd better make sure that you're up to it. You'd better make sure that you have good stuff to report, and that the paper is worth a spot in a venue like that. Most of all, you'd better make sure to send $150 to some guy named Tej Pal Singh. That's how this paper made it through. It's from a ticked-off Australian engineer, and he gave it the arresting title of "Get Me Off Your F*#&ing Mailing List". That, by coincidence, is also the text of the abstract. And of…
  • Sanofi Beats the Drum

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    We saw AstraZeneca talking about its upcoming onslaught of drug approvals the other day, and not to be outdone, Sanofi is doing the same. Actually, they're seeing AstraZeneca's puny bet and raising them: Sanofi says that they could have "up to six" approvals next year alone, and as many as 18 by the end of 2020. An average of three new drugs a year for six years in a row? I hope they can do it, but it's never been done. Not even close. I sort of wish that companies, when they started talking like this, would just go for it, and say something like "We plan an absolutely unprecedented,…
  • Bind's Attempts To Remake Chemotherapy

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    There's a lot of effort (and a lot of money) going into targeted nanoparticle drug delivery. And that's completely understandable, because the way we dose things now, with any luck, will eventually come to seem primitive. So you used to just have people eat the compound, did you, or just poke it into their bloodstream with a sharp stick, and let it float around wherever it would and hope that it made it to the target without doing too much else? Quaint. The nanoparticle idea, on the other hand, is to encapsulate the drug somehow in the layers of these tiny particles which will release it only…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • EPAP and the future of snoring

    Dr. Michael Breus
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    Do you have a snorer in your life? Most of us do. Maybe you have a parent or a sibling who is known in the family for their snoring. Perhaps your partner snores. Maybe the snorer in your life is you. Snoring is one of the most common sleep problems, and can also be one of the most disruptive. Snoring is one form of sleep-disordered breathing, and it’s a sleep problem that should not be ignored. Left unattended, snoring can wreak havoc with both health and quality of life, increasing risks for serious health conditions and contributing to difficulties with daily functioning. We treat snoring…
  • Mind-body therapies to ease insomnia

    Dr. Michael Breus
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Insomnia can be a frustrating cycle of sleeplessness to break. For many people, insomnia leads not only to daytime fatigue, sleepiness, and irritability, but also to anxiety about sleep itself. Feeling stress about one’s ability to sleep can make falling asleep even more difficult. This kind of negative thinking about sleep is common among people with insomnia, part of the cycles that can feel debilitating. Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms. One group of researchers studied the effects of the meditative…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Do It All, Anywhere! Monkii Bars

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Monkii BarsYou have the TRX system, its great, the cost is getting up there, so when a $100 system comes along you take notice. Best part is that if you look at the Monkii bars, you could build them with some PVC pipe and Paracord, Some days we catch ourselves daydreaming about awesome locations to use monkii bars. The best part is that they’re just as easy to use outside as inside. The bottom line is that monkii bars turn the world into your gym.Suspension WorkoutsBodyweight training is an awesome functional workout that trains upper body, core, and legs.Setup AnywhereThe world is…
  • BSXinsight, THE WORLD'S FIRST WEARABLE LACTATE THRESHOLD SENSOR

    Aaron Usiskin
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Oh this is going to change it all, once again!BSXinsightThere’s a beauty to the simplicity of running, because everything you need is already inside you. For the first time ever, you can now see what your body’s trying to tell you and use it to run smarter, for longer.BSXinsight uses revolutionary technology that allows you to look inside your muscle, measuring your lactate threshold and generating personalized training zones. Stop trying to “feel” whether you’re pushing too hard or leaving too much on the trail and let the science of your body speak to you.LACTATE THRESHOLD…
  • Crazy Look, Protective Helmet, Smart Hat!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    Smart Hat is a concept design to greatly increase rider safety, while also addressing some of the more inflammatory issues between cyclists, pedestrians and road users.Smart Hat is currently a virtual product system with IP protection.We have the skills to fully develop smart hat and we are looking for interested parties to assist us in modest funding, co-developing & branding this exciting new product together.BACKGROUNDThe safety of bicycle riders on roads is an issue for concern.Existing approaches to minimise the risk of injury to road users range from the physical separation of the…
  • A Drone that Follows Your Commands

    Aaron Usiskin
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Things are getting interesting in the Drone space. Finally one that follows you. Set it and let it follow you (smartphone). The price is a little Steep, $1150HEXO+ is a flying camera that follows and films you autonomously. Just attach your GoPro to your drone, set your framing in our app and you're good to go! This package includes HEXO+ drone, 3D gimbal with GoPro Mount and HEXO+ App "The Director's Toolkit". (GoPro not included.Final product shipping May 2015.Pictures may differ from actual products.)Let your drone follow and film youYour drone is attuned to the slightest of…
  • 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…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Low Carb Diet: Fat or Fiction?

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    From the video:"The role of insulin is to build fat, and when you frequently consume carbohydrates it stimulates excess insulin. The insulin stops the food from being used properly, making you eat more and more frequently, a vicious cycle. Fat gives basically no insulin response, protein stimulates it moderately.""This is not a high protein diet, it is high fat. You need enough protein to maintain/stimulate muscle, but mostly you should just dodge the carbs and eat the fat. It’s more satiating, helping you eat less.""Some people metabolise carbs better than others. Many people are unaware…
  • Good Fat vs Bad Fat

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • Saturated Fats: A Weight Loss Alternative To Starvation and Exercise

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

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

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

  • Communication, transparency essential in evolving community hospitals

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    by Mina Ubbing The trade magazines are full of listings of healthcare consolidations and mergers. Politicians talk about how healthcare reform will create mega systems. Large organizations like the Cleveland Clinic reach far from their home base to form affiliations. The number of independent community hospitals continues to shrink. You are the CEO or CFO of that endangered species known as the independent community hospital. Despite these trends, your board and community rely on your leadership to preserve the independence of the hospital. Larger systems pressure you. Your staff is concerned…
  • Appreciation: A catalyst for patient experience success

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    by Jason A. Wolf We can never be quite sure when those "ah-ha" moments come in life, but I think we can agree they're powerful. I had one just this week during a visit to the physician's office where a scheduled appointment was significantly delayed. While these are frustrating, albeit often expected situations these days, the nurse proactively offered a sincere and direct, "Thank you for your patience," and explained they were backed up that morning and were very sorry for the delay. What jumped out at me in this exchange was not so much the explanation, but rather the appreciation, in this…
  • How hospitals handle mHealth security

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    By Katie Dvorak Mobile devices and apps increasingly are being used in healthcare settings, and with that comes greater risk to the security of patient information. To that end, hospitals and healthcare organizations are implementing a variety of systems and safeguards to ward off hackers and ensure the privacy of patient data. "My team is constantly looking at 'what are the new threats?' and 'what's going on out there?'" Cris Ewell, chief information security officer at Seattle Children's Hospital, recently told FierceMobileHealthcare. Being proactive and having a risk-based strategy are…
  • Modeling behavior to improve care

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    by Thomas Dahlborg Being the dad of Miss Maine USA 2014 still feels brand new, even as my daughter Samantha winds her way through the final few weeks of her reign. In this role, Sammy had amazing opportunities to support such worthy causes as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Camp Sunshine, Maine Women's Fund and so many others as she learned, grew and blossomed over this past year. During this time she opted to create and follow a course which leads to the modeling industry. And this is where I rediscovered the importance of Swanson's Caring Model to achieving optimal outcomes: [More:]…
  • Ebola: Fear, not facts, drives frenzy

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    by Jonathan H. Burroughs "The world is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think." -- Horace Walpole There are times in history when feelings and emotions transcend reason and the outbreak of more than 13,000 active cases with 4,950 mortalities from the Ebola virus in Western Africa (as of November 7, 2014) is a case in point. Although the West African outbreak is a significant public health issue that demands international resources and support to contain and manage, the incidence of active Ebola cases and deaths outside of Africa is infinitesimally small with only four…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • ADHD Intensity and the Flying Fingers of Fearless Focus!

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    http://xkcd.com/386/ This past week I forgot my first rule of Internet engagement: Acknowledge the other person's feelings before disagreeing with their facts. When I follow this rule, more times than not the conversation goes well, even if we ultimately disagree. Yes, there are some people who just want to see the world burn, or more specifically, see you burn, but more often than not the people of Twitter and Facebook feel just as strongly about their opinions as you do. This is why finding common ground with them before you disagree with them is so important. You want to avoid heat when…
  • News Alert? I Still Have ADHD & Depression

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
     I wanted to jot down a few things before going into the weekend.  First, I'm in the last stretch of my book's final draft. I have had a devil of a time with this one particular chapter on using faith or meditation to overcome suicidality, but I'm finally making progress with it. In the end it has become one of my strongest chapters. Finishing this book is what I'm supposed to be working on instead of blogging and breathing, so your patience, please. It will soon be done.  Second, as much as I use social media to let my hair down, so to speak, I try to share useful links. I also collect…
  • 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…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • News digest – treatment targets missed, prostate cancer and obesity, liquid hand soap and more

    Nick Peel
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    We published new figures showing that 15,000 extra children survived cancer thanks to improvements since the 1970s. Our press release has the details and here’s an article from the Mail Online. Disappointing news: new figures showed that waiting time targets for cancer treatment have been missed for the third consecutive quarter. This means patients are being failed. We covered this, along with the BBC. We don’t often get to say ‘huge breakthrough’, but in this case it seems warranted. Researchers have made a big step forward in understanding how to improve cancer immunotherapy. Read…
  • Could computers help GPs diagnose cancer early?

    Matt Wickenden
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    Picture the scene. A patient visits their GP after losing weight and having chest pain that wouldn’t go away. The GP has just 10 minutes to consider many different factors, from symptoms to medical and family history, to work out which of thousands of different conditions and diseases this particular patient may have. And now consider that the average GP see hundreds if not thousands of patients a year with potential cancer symptoms – fewer than 8 of whom will actually have cancer. It’s a difficult job. Help may be at hand. Over the last few years, researchers have developed a series of…
  • The risk factor – new evidence on obesity and prostate cancer

    Tom Stansfeld
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Casting an eye over our cancer prevention infographic it’s noticeable that there’s no mention of prostate cancer. That’s because, until now, researchers haven’t been able to uncover much about what causes the disease, and what people can do to reduce their risk. Yesterday, as part of its Continuous Update Project, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) published an in-depth look at the latest evidence on preventing prostate cancer, with some new and interesting conclusions that you may have seen in the media. The organisation grades evidence based on the strength and reliability of all…
  • ‘The People Who Are Keeping Me Alive’ – Rina’s story

    Emily Attwood
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    “I’m incredibly lucky to have such a huge team of people supporting me and keeping me alive. In the past it would only have been people like kings and queens who would have received this level of medical care.” Rina, 52, from London is being treated for stage four breast cancer which has spread to her lungs, liver and ribs. Following an initial diagnosis and surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy in 2009, her life returned to normal. But in 2013 tests showed she had cancer in her hip and knee. She had further treatment, including hip replacement surgery, but in March was told the cancer…
  • Getting cancer’s story straight

    Nick Peel
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In this guest post, Andrew Hudson, one of our clinical fellows from Dr John Brognard’s laboratory at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, at The University of Manchester, shares his latest research on genetic ‘blind spots’ in cancer cells. Imagine trying to follow a complex novel many times longer than ‘War and Peace’ with hundreds of character stories and twists. With every cancer having a unique story hidden inside its genetic code, this is similar to the the challenge facing modern cancer researchers. Now imagine trying to follow the plot when some of the pages are…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Medications and Pregnancy: A Focus on the Pharmacokinetics

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    We have an abundance of articles which address the impact of psychotropic medications on pregnancy.  Much less research, however, has focused on how pregnancy may affect how these medications work.  Physiologic changes take place during pregnancy which may affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of medications.  These pharmacokinetic changes may result in lower psychotropic […] The post Medications and Pregnancy: A Focus on the Pharmacokinetics appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • New Guidelines Limit Testosterone Supplements for Women

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Both men and women produce testosterone. The big difference is that the levels are much lower in women, around 15 to 40 ng/dL.  In women, testosterone levels begin to decline gradually after the age of 20. In postmenopausal women, testosterone levels are between 0 and 20 ng/dL.  Various symptoms have been attributed to falling levels of testosterone in midlife women, including lower sex drive, decreased muscle mass and bone density, decline in cognitive functioning, and depression.  Some refer to this constellation of symptoms as “female androgen insufficiency syndrome”; others debate…
  • PTSD in Veterans Increases Risk of Preterm Birth

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is relatively common among pregnant and postpartum women. The lifetime prevalence of PTSD for women is about 10%.  PTSD is most prevalent among women of childbearing age and PTSD symptoms are common during pregnancy.  Earlier this year, we reported on a study which observed that women with a diagnosis of PTSD had an increased risk of preterm birth.  The risk was particularly high in those women with diagnoses of both PTSD and a major depressive episode; these women had a 4-fold increased risk of preterm birth. The post PTSD in Veterans Increases Risk of…
  • Postpartum Depression and Positive Parenting Practices

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    How does postpartum depression affect a mother’s ability to care for and parent her child?  Various studies have demonstrated that depressed mothers may be less attuned to their children’s needs, either being less responsive to the baby or, in some cases, too intrusive.  Researchers have speculated that this mismatch between mother and baby may contribute to problems with infant bonding, delays in development and emotional dysregulation. The post Postpartum Depression and Positive Parenting Practices appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • SSRI exposure during pregnancy: What’s enough data?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. Numerous studies on the reproductive safety of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been published, particularly over the last decade. With the different methodologies used and often disparate results, the extensive data now available in the medical literature can be overwhelming for clinicians and researchers to […] The post SSRI exposure during pregnancy: What’s enough data? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health Blog

  • Making a pair of false teeth online

    Simon
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Artificial teeth are not just if you have lost their smile. Although dentures are factors behind false teeth, others employ them for reasons aesthetic. They are used through competitions child beauty towards conceal the lost and as part of the special effects makeup to alter the appearance of tooth of an actor smile. Making false teeth can be described as meticulous job of coloring would always make acrylic and confirm perfect adjustment thereof. Making a couple of false teeth online 1. Develop a mold of your smile. Alginate prepared according in the manufacturer’s instructions and the…
  • The best way to clean stains from false teeth

    Simon
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Your teeth as natural, false teeth spots develop gradually. Coffee, tea, wine red and smoking are typically guilty of stained your teeth. Dentures are porous allowing it to absorb the pigments on these substances, causing discoloration and stains. Fortunately, there are particular methods to remove and even return the dentures therefore to their original pearly.  In the event the holidays come Halloween or fancy dress costumes an accessory popular are classified as the teeth false to produce the costume more real. A costume that requires teeth hairpieces is usually a hip hop artist or maybe…
  • Humana health insurance quotes

    Simon
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Health insurance allows you to seek treatment physician for unexpected need without having to pay the full cost diseases. Choose the type of health insurance from different companies can be a bit confusing at times. However, you can make a simple list of your needs and how much you can afford to spend to make the best decision for you and your family. Humana health insurance offers several plans to choose from and you can cover your medical services. Function Humana health insurance helps cover the costs associated with treating physician . When you or your covered family member gets sick,…
  • 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…
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Evolving Wellness in Action: Wally Brown

    2 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    This story of Evolving Wellness lifestyle change in action comes from Wally Brown. Below, Wally shares about his newfound realizations for attaining optimal health and weight, as well as how he successfully lost over 70 pounds! To connect with Wally, visit him on his blog The Weight Loss Lie. Area(s) of My Health and Wellness that Needed Change For most of my life I never cared about my health very much. I drank too much beer and stayed up too late and ate too much food that was easy to get and quick to eat. After many years of this, I was a fat and I almost never felt good on any given…
  • Review: The Forks Over Knives Plan

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    There is a movement taking place on our planet; a movement that has an increasing number of people understanding the healing power of food and its potential to impact the quality of our life. This movement is the Forks Over Knives movement that started in 2011. We now have the support of many resources within this movement, with the most recent being The Forks Over Knives Plan. In this review I will share about this new resource and how it can help you harness the power and potential of your daily food, as a healing and preventative mechanism for optimal wellbeing. In 2009, Brian Wendel…
  • 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…
 
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    HowStuffWorks - Learn How Everything Works!

  • How Military Taxes Work

    Julia Layton
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Taxes can be tricky when you're serving or have served in the military. Learn much more about military taxes at HowStuffWorks.
  • How could Google Glass detect people's emotions?

    Nathan Chandler
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Humans can't always accurately detect and interpret microexpressions, but could Google Glass? Find out how emotions might be translated into data.
  • How Sea Monsters Work

    Nicholas Gerbis
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most seafaring cultures have sea monster myths or folktales. Learn more about sea monsters at HowStuffWorks.
  • How Nonresident Taxes Work

    Dave Roos
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Nonresident aliens must file federal income tax forms, but with their own special exemptions. Learn more about nonresident taxes at HowStuffWorks.
  • How to Report Tax Fraud

    Melanie Radzicki McManus
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you suspect someone of fibbing on their taxes, you can report it but be sure you're right. Learn more about reporting tax fraud at HowStuffWorks.
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    Weighty Matters

  • Saturday Stories: Shirtstorm, Ebola, Israel, and PE

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Phil Plait in Slate does a masterful job explaining why shirtstorm matters. Helen Branswell in Scientific American covers the rather dreary topic of how winning stopping Ebola in Africa might cruelly mean not developing a vaccine. A great read from Lee Smith in Tablet on Israel, land for peace, and the challenges and responsibilities of a democracy. Here's a fabulous video shared by Steve Crandall on the value of PE in schools (hint, it's not about weight) Other than call to action for PPP [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, my piece this week in US News and World Report…
  • At Times in our Lives We're All Golden Retrievers

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video features a golden retriever that I can greatly empathize with.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesAwesome Daddy Toddler Dance BattleZe Frank's Sad Cat DiaryIf Only We Found Pumpkins To Be This Delicious 
  • More Depressing News on School Based PE and Kids

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    The "Activity Stat" hypothesis suggests that kids are pre-programmed to get a certain amount of exercise each day. If they're more active during their school day they'll be less active after it's done. The theory was first described in England back in 2011 when objectively measured activity (via accelerometers) from children attending 3 schools with widely varying amounts of prescribed PE, was shown to be roughly equivalent. Well a few weeks ago, these findings were confirmed in Denmark where researchers compared the objectively measured activity of children in "sport schools" and regular…
  • Thanks to #Movember, Here's Me Channelling My Best Freddie Mercury

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Winter 1996, 2nd Issue, The AuricleThe year was 1996. We were in 2nd year medical school at the University of Toronto and one of us, I can't remember which, came up with the bright idea of having a "Cheesy Moustache Competition" with the proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 40 or so of us in first and second year participated and I still have the photographic proof. I placed 2nd in the competition (my friend Tony won) dressed in tight leather pants and a black mesh t-shirt, and I promised that were I to hit $3,000 in my Movember fundraising, that I'd post a pic in celebration.
  • How to Get a Black Belt in Healthy Living

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Find a healthy living dojo (virtual, paper, person, or peer) with a sensei you trust. Go to as many classes as you can fit into your life. Start with the basics. Practice, practice, practice. Oh, and you're going to fall down a lot, that's inevitable. Getting back up again, that's one of the most important skills to cultivate. Black belts aren't things you can get in a hurry. Just because you can picture what a jumping spinning hook kick looks like, the odds of you being able to do one because you can see it in your mind's eye are pretty low. Skill building doesn't work that way. So maybe cut…
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  • Cocoa Flavanols Improve Speed of Memory Tasks in Older Adults

    Walter Jessen
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    A new study finds that dietary cocoa flavanols — naturally occurring bioactive molecules in cocoa — can improve the speed of a memory task in healthy older adults. The study, published in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience [1], provides the first direct evidence that one component of age-related memory decline is caused by changes in a specific region of the brain called the dentate gyrus and that age-related of memory decline can be modulated by dietary intervention. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) recruited 37 healthy volunteers 50 to 69…
  • 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…
 
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  • 10 Things You May Not Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

    Erin Kennedy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Display Title:  10 Things You May Not Know About Alzheimer’s Disease Subtitle:  It is estimated that 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Check out other interesting facts. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/alzheimer039s-disease/content/alzheimer-s-disease-10-thi... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Million Dollar Hospital Bill for Early Delivery of Canadian Baby

    Erin Kennedy
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Display Title:  Million Dollar Hospital Bill for Early Delivery of Canadian Baby Subtitle:  A Hawaii vacation for one couple turned into a $1 million hospital bill after their baby was born prematurely. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/million-dollar-hospital-bill-early-del... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Thanksgiving Dinners to Please Everyone

    Jody Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Slide Title:  Thanksgiving Dinners to Please Them All Image:  Image Caption:  PhotoSpin Image Text:  This time of year, there's something for everybody. Here are some dishes for celebrating Thanksgiving low-carb, low-fat, paleo, vegetarian and vegan. The right Thanksgiving dinner menus can please 'em all. Slide Title:  Low-Carb Dishes Image:  Image Caption:  MonkeyBusiness Images/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Turkey is a great main dish for a low-carb Thanksgiving dinner. To sidestep the bread stuffing think about making stuffing with sausage, celery and…
  • How to Be Prepared For Your Next Gynecologist Visit

    Erin Kennedy
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    Display Title:  How to Be Prepared For Your Next Gynecologist Visit Subtitle:  Do gynecologist visits stress you out? Check out these tips to best prepare yourself for your next visit. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sexual-health/content/visiting-gynecologist-be-prepared Align:  right Weight:  -8 Text Color:  Black
  • 5 Foods to Help You Manage Diabetes

    Joanne Sgro-Killworth
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Slide Title:  American Diabetes Month Image:  Image Caption:  Andy Dean Photography/PhotoSpin Image Text:  November marks American Diabetes Month, with nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Prediabetes affects 86 million more Americans, who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The total national cost of diabetes cases that have been diagnosed in the United States is $245 billion. Source: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/american-diabetes-month.html#sth... Slide Title:  Who is at Risk? Image:  Image Caption: …
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  • Lecture in December: Raw Vegan Gluten Free Goodies Chef Demo

    Talli van Sunder
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Date:  Saturday, December 6, 2:00 pm   at  In Stride Physical Therapy & Rehab  618 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove Presents: Join Super Natural Chef Kari Bernardi for a fun filled raw, vegan, gluten free sweets and treats making demonstration. Kari will be preparing nut based goodies that are yummy and use only wholesome natural ingredients. She will share recipe formulas and techniques for preparing these treats as well as hand out samples for tasting. Kari Bernardi (aka Super Natural Chef) is a certified, Gourmet, Raw Food Chef and Instructor. Kari is the owner and executive chef of a…
  • 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…
 
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Venous Thromboembolism and Cardiovascular Risk: Results from the NAVIGATOR Trial

    Marcelo Katz, Robert M. Califf, Jie-Lena Sun, John J.V. McMurray, Laine Thomas, Renato D. Lopes
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Contemporary studies suggest an association between venous thromboembolism and a higher incidence of major cardiovascular events, mostly attributed to arterial atherothrombosis. Using data from the Nateglinide and Valsartan in Impaired Glucose Tolerance Outcomes Research (NAVIGATOR) trial, we assessed the association of venous thromboembolism with major cardiovascular events.
  • Medicine, Yes; Politics, No!

    Joseph S. Alpert
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In recent months there has been a great deal of discussion about whether a scholarly journal should publish content involving political events with no obvious connection to medicine. As an Editor-in-Chief of a journal owned and published by Elsevier, I have listened long and hard to many respected colleagues and academics debate the topic of whether a medical journal should ever publish content that strays into the arena of non-medical politics. My own personal response to the letter recently published in The Lancet was both visceral and outraged.
  • Cholesterol Treatment and Changes in Guidelines in an Academic Medical Practice

    Martin W. Schoen, Joanne Salas, Jeffrey F. Scherrer, Fred R. Buckhold
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    National guidelines are intended to influence physician cholesterol treatment practices, yet few studies have documented the effect of new guidelines on actual prescribing behaviors and impacts on patient eligibility for treatment. We describe current cholesterol treatment in an academic practice of Family and Internal Medicine physicians as well the effect of a change in cholesterol treatment guidelines from 2001 Adult Treatment Panel III (ATPIII) to 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines.
  • Delayed Otolaryngology Referral for Voice Disorders Increases Health Care Costs

    Seth M. Cohen, Jaewhan Kim, Nelson Roy, Mark Courey
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Despite the accepted role of laryngoscopy in assessing patients with laryngeal/voice disorders, controversy surrounds its timing. This study sought to determine how increased time from first primary care to first otolaryngology outpatient visit affected the health care costs of patients with laryngeal/voice disorders.
  • Recent Temporal Trends in the Presentation, Management and Outcome of Women Hospitalized with Acute Coronary Syndromes

    Avi Sabbag, Shlomi Matetzky, Shmuel Gottlieb, Paul Fefer, Orly Kohanov, Shaul Atar, Doron Zahger, Avital Porter, Bella Koifman, Ilan Goldenberg, Amit Segev
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Few data exist on the recent trends in the outcome of women hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome. We examined temporal trends in the hospital management and outcomes of women hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome in a real-world setting.
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • When should a doctor see me when I get sick? A study of the time of day acutely ill medical patients present and the time they wait to see a doctor

    John Kellett, Breda Deane
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Reconfiguration of the Irish Health Service has diverted of large numbers of acutely ill medical patients to a reduced number of hospitals and may have caused in delays in treatment. Although prompt care improves outcomes for patients with acute myocardial infarction, stroke, infection and shock, there is surprisingly little evidence for its value in other conditions.
  • Rate and patient features associated with recurrence of acute myocarditis

    Ville Kytö, Jussi Sipilä, Päivi Rautava
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Rate and patient features associated with recurrence after acute myocarditis are largely unknown.
  • Statins do not improve lung function decline in COPD?

    Tao Wang, Lin Liu, Yongchun Shen, Fuqiang Wen, Lei Chen
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of mortality worldwide, is characterized by persistent and progressive airflow limitation, due to chronic inflammatory response in airways and lungs. In the past decade, some new non-corticosteroid drugs were applied to alleviate the inflammation in COPD, but few achieved the ideal outcomes.
  • Cryptogenic stroke, atrial fibrillation and primary prevention

    Ami Schattner, Aviel Hadad
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Few studies are as striking in their immediate applicability and impact as do the recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on prolonged heart rate monitoring in patients with cryptogenic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) [1,2]. They have demonstrated that 30-day monitoring can identify unsuspected paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) in a substantial proportion of patients whose 24-hour ECG was unremarkable. These results confirm that many strokes/TIAs – formerly classified as ‘cryptogenic’ – are in fact cardioembolic and therefore patients should be anticoagulated for…
  • Developing a list of high-alert medications for patients with chronic diseases

    María José Otero, Ana María Moreno-Gómez, Bernardo Santos-Ramos, Yolanda Agra
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Patients with chronic diseases often receive multiple medications and are associated with increased vulnerability to medication errors. Identifying high-alert medications for them would help to prioritize the interventions with greatest impact for improving medication safety. The aim of this study was to develop a list of high-alert medications for patients with chronic illnesses (HAMC list) that would prove useful to the Spanish National Health Service strategies on chronicity.
 
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  • FPs Eager to Learn About -- or Already Sold on -- New Practice Model

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Nearly 40 family physicians from 16 states recently converged on a hotel south of Phoenix for the AAFP's first one-day workshop on direct primary care (DPC). Some physicians came on a fact-finding mission; others were transitioning to a DPC practice or were already engaged in the model.
  • BUILD Health Challenge to Fund Community Health Collaborations

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The BUILD Health Challenge initiative plans to offer as much as $7.5 million in grants and loans to foster and expand meaningful partnerships among organizations that affect community health. Five one-year planning awards of $75,000 each (plus a possible additional $100,000 for each awardee) and nine two-year implementation awards of $250,000 each will be distributed.
  • AAFP Resources Encourage FPs to Promote, Support Breastfeeding

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    The AAFP recently released a set of breastfeeding resources, including an updated version of its position paper on the topic, to help physicians support expectant and new mothers. The position paper includes new scientific research that has been distilled into a condensed core paper with supporting appendices.
  • COLA White Paper Urges New Focus on Office Lab Protocols

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    COLA, a U.S. laboratory accreditation organization, recently released a white paper urging physicians with office labs to establish tighter protocols to help reduce testing errors and redundancy. COLA has developed a program called Patient-Centered Laboratory Excellence that aligns laboratory practices with patient-centered medical home standards.
  • MedPAC Voices Support for Continuing Primary Care Payment Hike

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    After multiple discussions about whether and how to continue the 10 percent Medicare bonus payment for primary care services, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is expected to formally recommend continuation of the incentive sometime next year.
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • Ebola victim quarantined in India, has negative blood tests but positive semen tests.

    Noela
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:14 am
    Ebola virus can remain in Semen for at least 90 days after being declared cured.  The headlines circulating on the Web Tuesday may have given you pause: "India's First Ebola Patient Has Been Quarantined," Time Magazine wrote on its website. "Man tests positive for Ebola, kept under isolation," Press Trust of India declared. But those headlines don't tell the full story. An Indian man, who had previously recovered from Ebola, flew from Liberia to Delhi on Nov. 10, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said Tuesday in a statement. No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola? At the Delhi…
  • Blood Pressure Drug Verapamil May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes; Human Trials To Begin Next Year

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:03 pm
    A common blood pressure drug happens to reverse a process that decreases insulin production. By restoring it, diabetes may be reversed. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock It’s really expensive for pharmaceutical companies to develop a single new drug. According toForbes, it can cost anywhere from $1.3 billion to $5 billion. Because of this, it makes drug companies very happy when they discover one of their drugs can be used for other health conditions — after all, more people treated means more money in executive’s pockets. Well, a case like this was just discovered. Researchers from…
  • Top 10 Shocking Eye Disorders

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:45 am
    The eyes are complex organs. Eye disorders can be complex as well and somewhat startling, ranging from relatively harmless to rather threatening conditions that may lead to serious complications. Take a look at the following bizarre eye disorders and find out their causes. You won’t believe “your eyes”! 10. Trachoma Trachoma is a serious bacterial infection that causes roughening in the inner eyelids. Trachoma can lead to possible permanent blindness if not treated or in case of multiple infections. The conditions occur worldwide due to poor hygiene and it can be spread from a person to…
  • Just Been in a Car Accident? What to Do Next

    Suheir Kilani
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    Car accidents are stressful and occur unexpectedly. Even if you are a careful driver, you can get involved in an accident due to the negligence of another driver. After an accident, you should know what to do. Here are some tips that will help you: Stay calm and take a deep breathe. Be aware of your surroundings and your actions. Get out of the vehicle and help anyone at the scene to safety. Seek medical aid in case of emergency. Check whether you have sustained any injuries that require immediate medical attention. If anyone is seriously injured, call for emergency medical services. See to…
  • Millers Anesthesia 2 Volumes Set IE

    Meri Pustak
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Elsevier  released new edition of "Millers Anesthesia 2 Volumes Set IE by Ronald D Miller".  First on MeriPustak.com, buy "Millers Anesthesia 2 Volumes Set IE by Ronald D Miller at 15% Discount off."  Visit  http://http://www.meripustak.com/Millers-Anesthesia--2-Volumes-Set-IE/Anesthesia/Books/pid-116027 Millers-Anesthesia--2-Volumes-Set-IE_116027.jpg to order your copy now.
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  • Happy Birthday, Marines!

    GruntDoc
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy it… Related posts: Happy 239th Birthday US Navy Here’s to all those in the Sea Services. There’s a... Happy Birthday to our youngest Another happy birthday, sweetie!... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • 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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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Research examines an emerging issue: Treatment of transgendered prison populations

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Cincinnati) The perceptions and treatment of transgendered populations will be examined at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
  • Investigational drug reduces high potassium levels in chronic kidney disease patients

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Maryland Medical Center) Research published today found that the investigational drug patiromer decreased high potassium levels and maintained normal potassium levels in patients with chronic kidney disease. The results of a multicenter trial appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Mental disorders due to permanent stress

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Ruhr-University Bochum) Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to the brain. This may result in mental disorders. The effects of permanent stress on the immune system are studied by the research group headed by Dr. Georg Juckel at the LWL university clinic at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). The RUB's science magazine 'RUBIN' reports on their research.
  • Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Study finds that women with symptoms of serious mental illness are 40 percent less likely to receive three cancer screenings: mammography, clinical breast exams and PAP smears.
  • New model of follow up for breast cancer patients

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Adelaide) Public health researchers from the University of Adelaide have evaluated international breast cancer guidelines, finding that there is potential to improve surveillance of breast cancer survivors from both a patient and health system perspective.
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    BestHealth Mag

  • Rumble Supershake: The new protein smoothie

    mgreer
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
  • 8 stretches you can do at your desk

    mgreer
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
  • What to eat to boost cartilage and reduce inflammation

    mgreer
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  A healthy diet can help ease joint inflammation and pain. Here's what to eat Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Free radicals–unstable molecules that attack healthy cells–raise inflammation and speed up the aging process, including deterioration of cartilage. That's bad news for everyone, but especially for those with arthritis. The good news? A diet rich in foods with anti-inflammatory compounds helps reduce joint inflammation and pain. Here are three: Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide…
  • The best outerwear for winter

    mgreer
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  Photography by Carlyle Routh; Styling by Afiya Francisco Short Description:  Get outside in sports gear that’s so hot you just might melt this winter’s snow and ice Slide Title:  Colour tricks Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Polyester jacket ($395) and pants ($250), both Descente (at Sporting Life). Recycled polyester/Lycra top, RYU ($55). Snowboard, Burton ($480 at Sporting Life). Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Black and white attitude Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes…
  • Why are Canadians so anxious?

    mgreer
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • In global struggle to care for aging populations, plenty of room for improvement

    Liz Seegert
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Photo: Chester Paul Sgroi via Flickr Compared with other industrialized nations, patients age 65 or older in the U.S. are generally in poorer overall health and have more challenges paying out-of-pocket expenses than their counterparts in other industrialized nations, according to a new study in the November 2014 issue of Health Affairs. (Remember, AHCJ members get free access to Health Affairs.) Older adults in 11 nations – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States – were asked by telephone…
  • How, and why, some schools provide dental care for needy children

    Mary Otto
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Photo: Herald Post In a series of stories, “The Burden of Poverty: A Backpack of Heartache,” reporters at the School News Network, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., are exploring the deep challenges poverty creates for local students and their families as well as strategies schools are employing to helping disadvantaged students succeed. Articles in the series so far have examined the correlation between low test scores and low income and have provided a candid look at the struggles of a nearly homeless honor student. The series has highlighted the ways schools are trying to address the…
  • Why do rural hospitals close and what does it mean to communities?

    Joanne Kenen
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Image by Bob Harwig via Flickr. Jayne O’Donnell and Laura Ungar had an interesting story recently in USA Today about rural hospital closures. The pace of closures has picked up in the past few years; the hospitals blame readmission penalties under the ACA, inadequate federal reimbursement policies, and the mandate to switch to costly electronic health records. It’s also clear that the problem is more widespread in the states that have not expanded Medicaid, such as Georgia and Alabama. “The stand-alone, community hospital is going the way of the dinosaur,” they quote…
  • Freelancer concerns: You might get caught in your pajamas

    Carla K. Johnson
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Photo: Carla K. Johnson.Independent writers Cindy Kuzma and Jenni Prokopy and accountant Deborah Conatser (left to right) speak to the Chicago chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists on Nov. 11 in Chicago. Freelance journalist Jenni Prokopy recently agreed to do a podcast interview, not realizing that it would include video. Working at home, she was wearing pajamas. “I immediately lifted the camera, so you could just see from here,” Prokopy said gesturing to her neck. “Busted! Now even for podcast interviews, I will be putting on a blouse.” Prokopy and two other…
  • How to leverage local angles on fall prevention

    Liz Seegert
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director, National Institutes of Health, speaks at Health Journalism 2011. One of the NIH initiatives highlighted last week by director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., during his keynote at the Gerontological Society meeting was a 5-year, $30 million cooperative effort with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute  (PCORI) to conduct a clinical trial testing individually-tailored interventions to prevent fall-related injuries. Why is this important? Because, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, one in three adults over age 65…
 
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    Lifescript

  • Bladder Problem? Top 10 Myths About Overactive Bladder

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Fran Golden, Special to LifescriptNature is calling way too much. You may even leak occasionally. It can’t be overactive bladder. That's for old people, right? Wrong. Learn the symptoms and discover 10 myths about this condition that affects millions of women. Plus, get doctor-recommended tips for overactive bladder treatment... Will drinking more liquid help manage overactive bladder? Can you get OAB from sex? You’ve probably heard tons of theories about why you have OAB and how to relieve it. Guess what? Many aren’t true.  We asked OAB specialists to…
  • Should You Refrigerate Your Insulin?

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffThe vials of insulin you’ll use immediately don’t need to be refrigerated, says the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Modern insulin is stable for at least one month at room temperature. In fact, you probably don’t need to carry an insulin cooler – your pocket or purse will work just fine. Just don’t leave it near any heat source or light, or in a car, which can quickly become very hot or very cold. Unopened vials of insulin, the ADA says, can be stored in the refrigerator but never in the freezer. And don’t put…
  • The Best PMS Treatments

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffMany women suffer from some form of premenstrual syndrome – from mild discomfort to painful cramps and mood swings. While medication can help certain PMS symptoms, your first line of treatment should be natural remedies and lifestyle changes, says Robin Miller, M.D., Lifescript women’s health expert. Read on for everything you need to know about PMS remedies… Do you suffer from symptoms of PMS? If you’re in your reproductive years, the answer is probably yes, says Lifescript women’s health expert Robin Miller, M.D., a…
  • Help for Hot Flashes

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Maryann Hammers, Special to LifescriptHot flashes can be uncomfortable, awkward and embarrassing, but most women experience them as they go through menopause. Luckily, there are ways to ease this common symptom of midlife. Try these 5 proven cool-down tips… You feel the heat coming on slowly, spreading through your chest, neck and face. Your skin turns magenta, and beads of sweat start to drip off your forehead. You lose track of whatever you’re doing as you frantically fan yourself, trying to cool off. That’s what it’s like when you’re having a hot flash.
  • How to Treat the Worst Period Problems

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Tammy Worth, Special to LifescriptMenstrual cramps, heavy bleeding and mood swings can drag you down. But when do they become a health concern? We asked experts about the worst menstrual problems and how to get relief... Every month, like clockwork, you’re irritable, exhausted and curled up in your bed with cramps. But sometimes your period arrives with unfamiliar symptoms. Stress and normal hormonal changes can trigger extreme pain or irregular bleeding. But these symptoms can also have a more serious cause. “If you always have regular periods and suddenly become irregular,…
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  • Craving Chocolate? Blame Your Gut Bugs!

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerCould microbes in our gut influence our food choices? Have bacterial colonies figured out how to get us to eat the foods they prefer to live on? A provocative article recently published in the journal Bioessays suggests that bacteria living in our intestines may strongly influence our mood, appetite and cravings for certain foods. If true, it could offer intriguing new strategies for weight loss. As difficult as it is to swallow, our intestines serve as host to more than 3 pounds of bacteria. We couldn’t survive or fully digest…
  • Haitian Home Remedies Collide with Western Medicine

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerLike many Americans, Haitians have their share of home remedies. Some of these practices serve them well, but a few are quite harmful. Over the years I’ve treated patients there, I’ve learned to be on the lookout for home remedies, because they can run counter to the treatments my colleagues and I dispense. By necessity, Haitians are self-sufficient and rarely complain. With the onset of symptoms –whether headache, stomach upset or back ache – many try home remedies first. Herbal treatments taken as teas or…
  • Helping Hands Cure Infected Hands in Haiti

    3 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerIt was toward the end of a long, hot day of seeing patients in a tin-roofed hut in Haiti, when a little girl approached me holding up her swollen hands, in a silent plea for help. The child was 8 or 9 years old and was living in a makeshift orphanage in the back of a church. She lost her parents in the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. The orphans slept four to a cot and were under constant assault from malaria-carrying mosquitoes and a variety of parasites. There was no running water, only a basic latrine, and caretakers cooked…
  • 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…
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  • Arugula, spinach, pomegranate and quinoa salad

    Dr. Ayala
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    A seasonal colorful and crunchy salad to decorate your festive table, and it’s also perfect for guests on a vegan and gluten free diet. The recipe is more greens than grain, but you can change the greens to quinoa ratio for a more hearty dish.
  • Family meals that work: Keep calm and carry a conversation

    Dr. Ayala
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Let's try this: once a healthy meal is on the table consider your job done; you're now a guest at your own dinner party, there to appreciate good food in good company.
  • The soda tax experiment, now underway

    Dr. Ayala
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    The Berkeley sugary drinks tax law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar taxes in other cities.
  • 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.
 
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  • Tea Review 546: Republic of Tea’s Wuyi Oolong

    Jason Walker
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
      Origin: Taiwan Score: 88 Price (as of post): 1.75 oz = $20.00  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Republic of Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com
  • Tea Review 545: Teavivre’s Premium Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Jason Walker
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
      Origin: Taiping Houkeng, Xinming Village, Anhui Province Harvest: 25 April 2014 Score: 89 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 […]
  • Tea Review 544: Lochan’s Doke Silver Needle 2F

    Jason Walker
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
      Origin: Pothia, Kishanganj, Bihar, India Harvest: 2nd Flush Score: 90 Price (as of post): 50 g = $10.oo  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Lochan Tea. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a […]
  • Tea Review 543: Teavivre’s Organic Superfine Dragon Well

    Jason Walker
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
      Origin: Tianmu Mountain, Lin’an County, Hangzhou Harvest: 15 April 2014 Score: 91 Price (as of post): 14 g sample = $4.00  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 […]
  • Tea Review 542: PT Harendong’s Organic Medium Oolong

    Jason Walker
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
      Origin: Harendong Green Farm, Indonesia Score: 91  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by PT Harendong. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a tea reviewed? Contact me: jason@walkerteareview.com
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  • Emdeon to acquire Change Healthcare for up to $185M

    Aditi Pai
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    Nashville, Tennessee-based healthcare payment management company Emdeon has agreed to acquire Nashville-based price transparency company Change Healthcare for approximately $135 million cash upfront with an additional $50 million in potential earnouts. Change Healthcare has raised at least $34 million to date. Emdeon offers revenue management tools to providers, claims management tools to payors, and prescription management tools […]
  • Diabetes management startup rimidi running RCT with California ACO

    Jonah Comstock
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Atlanta-based rimidi is piloting its diabetes management and population health software Diabetes+Me in a 129-patient randomized control trial (RCT) with Heritage California ACO, a pioneer accountable care organization. The platform, which includes a mobile device-based patient engagement component, will be vetted for both its ability to lower A1C levels and for softer metrics like patient […]
  • Smartphone videos could help diagnose autism earlier

    Jonah Comstock
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Diagnosing autism remotely, from videos taken with a parent’s smartphone, was found to be 87 percent as accurate as in-person diagnosis in a small preliminary study funded by an NIH grant. The NODA system (Naturalistic Observation Diagnosis Assessment) is an app developed by Atlanta, Georgia-based Behavior Imaging Solutions. Agata Rozga, a researcher at Georgia Tech […]
  • Survey: 9 percent know what a health wearable is

    Aditi Pai
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    As a GfK survey found earlier this year, just 6 percent of UK and US consumers currently own a wearable device, but according to mobile industry association MEF’s recent survey of 15,000 consumers in 15 countries across 5 continents, about half of consumers know they exist. “It’s fair to assume most of the above users are wearing some kind […]
  • Self Care Catalysts raises $1.8M for patient analytics platform

    Aditi Pai
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Digital health software developer Self Care Catalysts raised $1.8 million ($2 million Canadian) in a round led by Prosoft Development. The company has raised $2.4 million ($2.7 million Canadian) to date. Self Care Catalysts launched as a patient research company but have since pivoted to focus on healthcare informatics. The company offers two products, Health Storylines and Patient Storylines. […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • The 16 Most Hilariously Terrifying Holiday Fitness Stock Photos

    Katie McGrath
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’d like to sit in on the photoshoot brainstorming where someone sees a need for poorly dressed, overly excitable models to pose for completely unrealistic holiday pictures. We’ve consolidated the 16 best (or worst) images (17 if you count the thumbs-up weight loss gal) so that you can join us in shuddering to some pure [...]
  • Are Your Kids Over-Fortified? Too Much of a Good Thing Puts Their Health at Risk

    Mary
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Millions of well-intentioned American parents, unbeknownst to them, are over-fortifying their kids with too many nutrients. That’s according to a report published earlier this year by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG, an American-based health and research organization, analyzed the nutrition facts labels for 1,550 breakfast cereals and found that 114 cereals were fortified by the [...]
  • Pizza Hut Introduces 2 Billion Ordering Options! Do We Need That?

    Elizabeth
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    If variety is the spice of life, then Pizza Hut may just become over-seasoned. The pizza chain recently announced a complete overhaul of their menu, which according to Pizza Hut, can be combined in more than 2 billion ways. With these changes, Pizza Hut becomes the newest member of a growing list of long-standing restaurant [...]
  • Running for Her Life: One Woman’s Escape from Human Trafficking Made Her a Runner and Survivor

    Brooke Randolph
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Megan grew up in what some might consider an idealistic environment. They were a seemingly typical middle-class, Caucasian family; mom stayed home with her and her sister, and dad made it to all of her soccer games. Megan was first chair violin and graduated from high school as part of the National Honor Society. Her [...]
  • Cozy Winter Dinner for Four: Turkey and Herb Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Katie McGrath
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Some (huge) part of me loves hunkering down for the cooler months. This season mean more time by the fire, with a book, wearing cozy sweaters, and playing board games. Maybe this means I’m secretly an 85-year-old woman living in a millennial’s body, but maybe I’m OK with that. One of my favorite parts of [...]
 
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  • Designing the Flipped Classroom: Part 2b Videos

    djb103
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    One of the areas that is problematic for people who want to try flipping their classroom is the common idea that all you have to do is record your lecture and ask students to watch it ahead of time or as part of an online course. BIG MISTAKE promoted by lecture capture companies! Recorded lectures are not interactive, they are too long to meet peoples attention needs and they often focus on talking heads which is very poor input unless your head illustrates the topic being discussed. Cognitive overload is very common in this type of flipping and retention is poor. Khan Academy is famous for…
  • Designing The Flipped Classroom: Part 2 Design the outside class activity

    djb103
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Prerequisite Learning Design Knowledge In the previous section, you analyzed information about your students and your objective. Now we are going to look at how working memory (the brains immediate experience) can be best utilized to improve learning in a flipped classroom. As you can see from the image at the top of the page, there are 5 aspects of learning that you have to initially consider. I. Attention Obviously in order to learn, people have to pay attention, but there are many distractions that can take students attention away. There are three aspects of attention that you have control…
  • 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…
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    Blogged Arteries

  • Emergency Response Protocols for Suspected Ebola in Urgent Care and Primary Care Settings

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
      By Brian B. Rogers1, DO, MPH; David M. Weitzman1,3, MD; Gregory S. Buzard2, PhD; Alexandra Boyd-Rogers Publisher's Note: Dr. Rogers and his colleagues prepared these protocols to help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A "Bright New Day" for VA Health Care?

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    (DALLAS) - The issue of veterans’ access to timely health care returned to the American Medical Association House of Delegates this weekend in a far more positive light than it enjoyed five months... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is This Any Way to Treat a Doctor?

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Our Facebook page is exploding with likes, shares, and comments on our new Doctors Are Under Siege by the Federal Regulatory Barrage flyer. It has garnered rave reviews from physicians around Texas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Six Serious Problems with "Value-Based" Purchasing and How to Solve Them

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    By Harold D. Miller, president and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform. Both patients and healthcare providers could be harmed by the measures of healthcare spending... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Veterans' Needs 'Should Drive Where They Get Their Care'

    steve.levine@texmed.org
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Provided by Kaiser Health News. By Mary Agnes Carey KHN Staff Writer JUL 14, 2014 On Capitol Hill, lawmakers resume work this week to resolve differences over legislationaimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Don't let this happen

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    Don't let this happen...It's Saturday...maybe it's still snowy, cloudy, rainy or just 'blah' where you live...and you've read the paper, had your coffee, made a light lunch, and now it's time to do your workout...maybe because you missed earlier in the week.   But first, why not sit down and "just see what's on TV for a second". Two hours later, you're watching the end of when Harry met Sally
  • 10x10 Swings and Pushups

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    <!-- .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } --> This was a great way to start my workout. 10 KB Swings with 53 pounds10 pushups- 10 rounds, no rest. Time = 7:40Followed with KB Front Squat, Powerblock Chest Press, Powerblock 1-arm row, and finished with 50 more KB swings with 53 pounds. That brings me to 600 total reps on the road to
  • 1 rule and 1 tip

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    I wanted to share with you the one "rule" that you must follow if you want to lose weight and get in shape before the holidays (and after the holidays, too). This one simple "rule" can be found in the weight loss plans of every success story in the world -- and the good news is that it has nothing to do with genetics, or your diet, or how long you spend in the gym.   => The #1 Rule you must
  • 3 Level Custom Diet

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    If you fell off the diet wagon again last night or at lunch today, I have good news - and a 3-Level CUSTOM diet solution - for you. But first, a reason why your past diets haven't worked for you.   The truth is that almost every single diet out there FALSELY claims to be the best diet for everyone. But NO diet can be best for everyone. That's why you need Customized Levels.   After all,
  • Snow In Swings and Squat Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    More snow coming today and tomorrow. That's alright. I have the garage gym on my side. Here are a couple of photos out on the farm of the calm between the storms. It's Pretty...but pretty early in the year for this! Oh well, ol' Poochy was loving it outside. Soon I'll be in the garage gym crushing a tri-set of KB Front Squats, Heavy Powerblock Rows, and KB Swings. Today's
 
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  • 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

  • How Many People Have Enrolled So Far in Obamacare's Second Open Enrollment?

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Undoubtedly I will hear that question many times in the coming weeks. The answer is that this enrollment process is so screwed up we will have no earthly idea how many new people have enrolled and how many 2014 enrollees remained on the program until at least April 2015. Let me try to illustrate. Let's say George is now enrolled in Obamacare. He is happy to have subsidized and guaranteed
  • Is the Administration Low-Balling Their 2015 Obamacare Enrollment Estimate?

    10 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Well, with an estimate of only 9 million to 9.9 million, apparently they are. But I will suggest the focus should not be on anybody's estimate for 2015 but rather on how many people need to enroll in Obamacare to make it sustainable. A few points: The Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that when Obamacare launched in 2014, 17.2 million people were eligible for subsidies. The only place you can
  • Supreme Court Takes the Obamacare Subsidy Case--Justices Will Rule Before July 1

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    In a Wow moment, the Supreme Court announced Friday that they will take one of the four pending "Halbig" cases––specifically King v. Burwell. The issue is over whether the new health law actually authorizes the payment of premium subsidies in the 37 states that will rely upon the federal government to run their exchange in 2015. This effort is being made on a number of fronts but has been
  • Obamacare: Death By a Thousand Votes?

    4 Nov 2014 | 10:17 pm
    We didn't see a Republican tide on election night. We saw a Republican tsunami. A year after Obamacare went into effect and Democrats said people would come to support it voters gave one Republican candidate after another, who made Obamacare a big part of each of their campaigns, one victory after another. So, how will the Republicans use their convincing result on Obamacare? Republicans will
  • Health Insurers "Expect at Least 20% Growth" From 2015 Enrollment

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    That was the lead in a Reuters story this morning saying, "health plans expect at least 20% growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than a doubling in sign-ups" from the 2015 Obamacare open-enrollment. Well they better do a hell of a lot better than that! The CBO has estimated that 13 million people will ultimately be covered in the Obamacare insurance exchanges in 2015. The
 
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  • MVP Struggling - Part 2

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    A few days ago, we broached the subject of Minimum Value Plans, and their potential role in mitigating group health insurance costs. In that post, co-blogger Nate shared with us a TPA's view of how this might play out.At the time this whole concept hit my radar, I was invited to interview a benefits attorney with expertise in this area for another perspective. Kurt Anderson has specialized in employee benefit, and especially ERISA, plans for the past quarter century, and is co-author of a book on health care reform.Kurt, like myself, believes that insurance should really focus more on…
  • Cavalcade of Risk #222: Call for submissions

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    Van Mayhall hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 24th).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ Your name and email■ A (brief) summary of the postPLEASE remember: ONLY posts that relate to risk (not personal finance tips and the like). And please only submit if you are willing to link back to the carnival if your submission is accepted.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Close enough for gummint work

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    So it seems that, as we'd already surmised, the reports of how many people actually bought ObamaPlans were, well, less than truthy:"A report by Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne revealed that the administration quietly lumped as many as 400,000 dental plans into the total enrollment number without telling anyone."So almost a half million "false positives." Par for the course, no?Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Unintentional Medical Tourism

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    Before we begin, it's important to note that there's a LOT of information missing here. Of course, that hasn't stopped folks from piling on. As best we can tell, these are the bare facts:A 6-months pregnant Canadian woman took a personal trip to Hawaii. While there, she gave birth to a daughter, who ended up in the Neonatal ICU for several months, racking up $1 million in medical bills. Her national health insurance plan paid $20,000, and (for some undisclosed reason) the US paid an additional $12,000. The controversy arises due to the fact that, prior to departure, she had apparently…
  • Health Wonk Review: Gobble, gobble edition

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    David Harlow presents a veritable brain-feast, replete with interesting, thought-provoking posts and mouth-watering illustrations.Enjoy!Original content copyright © InsureBlog
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  • Health Wonk Review is up at Healthblawg

    dewe67
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    David Harlow has stuffed the Turkey Edition of the Health Wonk Review with tons of enticing and informative posts. Help yourself!  
  • Chicken or egg: Do family dinners lead to health or vice versa?

    dewe67
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    No class warfare at breakfast, please! We’ve heard for a long time that families that eat dinner together experience all sorts of benefits: better physical and mental health, better diet, more satisfaction. According to today’s Wall Street Journal (No Time for Family Dinner? Try Breakfast), the same benefits may be available to families that eat breakfast together instead. But deep down in the article we find the dirty little secret about the relationship of family mealtimes with all those wonderful things: Children’s suppertime leg up on life may have more to do with the types…
  • Healthcare data in Massachusetts: Interview with CHIA’s Áron Boros

    dewe67
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/hbdew0024-david-e-williams-interviews-chia-ed-aron-boros.mp3 Áron Boros, CHIA Executive Director Massachusetts needs reliable, detailed, and accessible healthcare data to make health reform a success. The Center for Health Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) provides data and reports that are used by health systems, health plans, researchers and other government agencies. Popular resources include the all-payer claims database, acute hospital case mix databases, and hospital financial performance reports. This information has become…
  • Medicaid for all?

    dewe67
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    “As More Join Medicaid, Health Systems Feel Strain.” That’s the striking and counterintuitive headline on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. The Affordable Care Act is injecting billions upon billions of dollars to provide Medicaid to previously uninsured people. More money should help healthcare providers’ finances, not hurt them. So what’s going on? To summarize, Medicaid reimburses for services at only about half the rate of what commercial health plans pay. A doctor in the article receives just $80 to see a Medicaid patient compared to $160 for a…
  • Governor-elect Charlie Baker on healthcare policy

    dewe67
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Charlie Baker (R), Governor-elect of Massachusetts https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/hbdew0005-david-e-williams-interviews-charlie-baker-republican-for-governor-of-massachusetts.mp3 Early in 2014 I interviewed Massachusetts Governor-elect Charlie Baker (and all the other candidates) about healthcare policy. Now that he’s won the election I have re-posted the interview. I hope to interview him again in the coming months. Baker has tremendous, relevant experience in healthcare. He was CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Secretary of Health and Human Services before that.
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Rising Healthcare Costs: Delayed or Defeated?

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Ready, set......According to this just-published New England Journal article, analysts are still waiting for the twin forces of 1) an improving U.S. economy and 2) higher numbers of newly insured Americans to reignite healthcare inflation.  While the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are conflicting, data from the early part of 2014 suggests that health costs are remaining tame.What gives?  While many Obamacare supporters say this is more evidence of Washington's central-planning genius, author Charles Roehrig notes other factors be at play, namely:1. The 9…
  • Health Care Cost Insights and Capitation for the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

    4 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The Population Health Blog finally caught up with the Oct 22/29 "Price, Cost and Competition" issue of JAMA.  One of the more interesting articles was a Viewpoint editorial on the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). After tut-tuting fee-for-service payment as antithetical to meaningful payment reform, the author admits what the PHB has been saying all along: a global payment that covers all the medical, coordinating as well as non-physician services of the PCMH is tantamount to old fashioned "capitation." As we learned in the 1990s, capitation's unintended consequences are a) signing…
  • State of the Art Obesity Management - Keep It Away from Primary Care

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:28 pm
    In the course of the Population Health Blog's last primary care encounter, a measurement of its height and weight determined that it was overweight.  On the way to the examination room, the nurse apologetically provided a patient education leaflet. The physician let the topic go unmentioned.These health care professionals clearly were not "into" managing weight issues in their patient population.After reading this paper, who can blame them?  A review of fifteen randomized clinical trials involving over 4500 patients showed that while primary care-based "behavior change for…
  • 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 its 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…
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  • 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, San Diego, December 3-4

    Vince Kuraitis
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
     December 3-4, 2014  San Diego, CA Technology-Enabled Consumer Engagement & Behavior Change  Register by November 17th to receive a $100 early bird discount.   The Healthcare Unbound Conference will focus on technology-enabled consumer engagement and behavior change.   Technologies to be discussed include wearables, mHealth, remote monitoring, eHealth and social media. Moving beyond just a “cool technology” focus, this event will offer practical approaches for healthcare stakeholders and digital health companies. The program will address the reasons that the…
  • ThoughtLeaders: Prognosis for Medicare and Commercial ACOs

    Vince Kuraitis
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A number of pundits are citing the systemic failure of ACOs, after additional Pioneer ACOs announced withdrawal from the program – Where do you weigh in on the prognosis for Medicare and Commercial ACOs over the next several years?” Republished courtesy of MCOL Mark Lutes Chair, Board of Directors, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Certainly, if we dial back the rhetoric and the expectations for immediate system -wide transformation, we can expect accountable care organizations to make a contribution to incentivizing more efficient care. Shared savings methodologies are a…
  • 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…
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Healthblawg has a great Health Wonk Review

    Jay
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Sit down with David Harlow for the Turkey Edition of the Health Wonk Review. It’s a full helping of educational and though provoking posts. The post Healthblawg has a great Health Wonk Review appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Health Wonk Review is Posted Health Wonk Review at Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review Health Wonk Review at Health Care Renewal
  • The five improvements I’d make to the ACA and its implementation

    Louise
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    It’s open enrollment time again, and happily, this one is certainly off to a better start than last year.  The downside is that there’s only a month between the start of open enrollment and the December 15 enrollment deadline for people who need their new coverage to be effective January 1 (this is the case […] The post The five improvements I’d make to the ACA and its implementation appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Colorado CHP+ and exchange…
  • Subsidies safe from King v Burwell in Colorado

    Louise
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    Last Friday, the Supreme Court announced that they would hear King v. Burwell.  That case is essentially the same as Halbig v. Burwell, and the two cases have been wending their way through the court system for quite a while.  The crux of their argument is that the ACA only authorizes the government to give […] The post Subsidies safe from King v Burwell in Colorado appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Election week musings from the Health Wonks Burwell v Hobby Lobby…
  • Election week musings from the Health Wonks

    Louise
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    In case you missed the Health Wonk Review this week, now’s your chance to catch up on some weekend reading.  Jennifer Salopek hosted this week at Wing of Zock, and it’s an excellent round-up. It’s the election week edition of the HWR, and Joe Paduda’s post looks into the implications for healthcare reform under a […] The post Election week musings from the Health Wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Ask Your Agent if This is a “Push…
  • How to calculate ACA MAGI or “household income” for subsidies

    Louise
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    We talk a lot around here about the subsidies provided by the ACA.  In Colorado, people with household incomes up to 138% of poverty (133% plus the built-in 5% income disregard) are eligible for Medicaid.  If your household income is between 138% and 400% of poverty, you qualify for a subsidy to help cover the […] The post How to calculate ACA MAGI or “household income” for subsidies appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Premium Subsidies And Cost-Sharing…
 
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  • Friday links

    Jason Shafrin
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Diagnose 100s of diseases with 1 drop of blood $2.6 billion. Medicare to update ACO rules. Does size matter? Higher cost burden: obesity vs. substance abuse?
  • HWR: Turkey Edition

    Jason Shafrin
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    David Harlow has posted a most excellent Health Wonk Review: The Turkey Edition at HealthBlawg – great substantive content and fun, too! Even a video of Gruber Gate is there if you’re interested.  
  • Does International Development Work?

    Jason Shafrin
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:19 pm
    In a well thought out piece in the New Republic, Michael Hobbes argues the answer isn’t ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but the expectations for aid programs to completely reinvigorate an economy or improve health care dramatically are often overestimated.  Consider the case of a program that distributes food to individuals who are malnurished. In Udaipur, India, a survey found that poor people had enough money to increase their food spending by as much as 30 percent, but they chose to spend it on alcohol, tobacco, and festivals instead. Duflo and Banerjee interviewed an…
  • Medicaid Expansion States

    Jason Shafrin
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Which states have decided to receive additional federal funds to expand the share of people they cover under Medicaid?  The Kaiser Family Foundation has the answer. Alabama Not Moving Forward at this Time Alaska  Not Moving Forward at this Time Arizona Implementing the Medicaid Expansion  Arkansas Implementing the Medicaid Expansion California  Implementing the Medicaid Expansion Colorado Implementing the Medicaid Expansion Connecticut Implementing the Medicaid Expansion Delaware Implementing the Medicaid Expansion District of Columbia Implementing the Medicaid Expansion…
  • Psych Boarding in the ER

    Jason Shafrin
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    The president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Michael Gerardi, was recently interviewed about his plans for the organization.  One of his key initiatives will be to stop the practice of housing psychiatric patients in the ER. According to Dr. Gerardi: It is inhumane that a lot of patients, especially adolescent patients, sometimes live in an emergency department for days. We have stories of patients in the emergency department waiting for a bed, a patient bed, for over a week. That’s got to stop. In fact, there are models out there now where you can take a person in…
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  • Freshly posted at HealthBlawg - Health Wonk Review: The Turkey Edition

    Julie Ferguson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    Check out a freshly posted Health Wonk Review: The Turkey Edition at HealthBlawg. David Harlow hosts and it is chock full of good content and some fun seasonal links to boot - mosey on over to take a gander, pilgrim!...
  • Ex Massey CEO Don Blankenship Indicted Over UBB Mining Disaster

    Julie Ferguson
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    Keeping two sets of books has come to be the cliche for fraud and deceit. You expect it to be confined to the realm of cartoon villains, but it was one of many damning indicators reported to inspectors during a more than four-year investigation into circumstances surrounding the mining disaster that claimed 29 lives at the Massey-owned Upper Big Branch...
  • Cavalcade of Risk & Other Notable News

    Julie Ferguson
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Cavalcade Of Risk #221,: Birds of a Feather - Claire Wilkinson of Terms + Conditions hosts this weeks' biweekly roundup, and it's a good one! First up: Peril, and Daring, at 1 World Trade Center as Window Washers Are Trapped - Dramatic photos and reports of yesterday's rescue via the New York Times. Today's report: Workers Rescued From Dangling Scaffolding...
  • Veterans Day 2014 - Hire a Vet

    Julie Ferguson
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Veterans Employment Toolkit "...to help employers, managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, and employee assistance program (EAP) providers relate to and support their employees who are Veterans and members of the Reserve and National Guard. In this toolkit, you can learn about Veterans and the military, such as what Veterans bring to the workplace and what the military structure...
  • High Voltage Cable Inspection

    Julie Ferguson
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Here's a fascinating clip on high voltage cable inspection, which the poster says is "not a job for a hot duck." For more information on the clip, see the description under the video at YouTube. If you're thinking of this as a possible career path, see The Salary of a High Voltage Cable Inspector. But be aware that robots may...
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    Health Care Renewal

  • How Many Straws? - After $60 Million Settlement for Poor Manufacturing Quality, Hospira Warned by FDA, Then Assessed Punitive Damages for Firing Whistle-Blower

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    How many legal cases suggesting failures of leadership of large health care corporations will it take to break the back of health care?  $60 Million Settlement of Class Action Alleging Cost Cutting Led to Poor Manufacturing of Drugs and DevicesEarlier this year, we posted about the $60 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by investors in Hospira Inc,  a drug and device manufacturer.  The plaintiffs had contended that "cost cutting aimed at boosting short-term profitability," and ostensibly "shareholder value" lead to "gutting quality control efforts," and…
  • Even Crazy Eddie Knows "Corporations Don't Commit Crimes, People Commit Crimes" - But Biotronik Settles

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    The deals the government gives are INSANE!!!  Just ask Crazy Eddie's former Chief Financial Officer. The Former Crazy Eddie CFO on Impunity Those of a certain age who were in or near the New York area remember Crazy Eddie, a discount appliance and electronics retailer with insane advertisements.As reported by CNN, Sam F Antar, the former Chief Financial Officer of Crazy Eddie, was a speaker on a conference on financial fraud,The U.S. government is losing the war against white collar crime.That's the message from Sam E. Antar, one of the masterminds of the massive Crazy Eddie fraud of the…
  • The Bigger They Come, the Softer They Fall - the Size of Pharma Companies and How Vigorously they are Prosecuted

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    After we found lessons to be learned from even  relatively small legal cases involving medical device companies, we reviewed some relatively small cases involving pharmaceutical companies made public in 2014.  Again, we had an index case that linked to larger issuesMerck Settled Fraud Allegations for $31 MillionThis case got very little coverage in October, 2014.  A very short story by Reuters included these essentials,A subsidiary of Merck & Co has agreed to pay U.S. states $31 million to settle claims that it overcharged their Medicaid programs for an antidepressant it…
  • What in God's Name is Going on With Healthcare IT at Cambridge University Hospitals?

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    This story about a  UK hospital that recently "went live"with an American electronic health record/enterprise command-and-control system (EPIC) was not only predictable, but expected considering the sorry state of the health IT industry in terms of clinical leadership and regulation.(It appears this was a "big bang" rollout, see http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/8845/cambridge-goes-for-epic-big-bang, an implementation method better suited for warehouses and widget suppliers than major hospitals.)Addenbrooke’s staff blame blood shortage on new eHospitalBy CambridgeNews  |  Posted:…
  • Promises, Promises - Dendreon Bankrupt, Steward Healthcare Closes Quincy Hospital

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Physicians and other health professionals are trained to attempt to make realistic, unbiased predictions, most frequently of the prognoses of individual patients.  Thus physicians may not question apparently authoritative predictions, claims, and promises made in the health care context.  They may not question, for example, predictions about the efficacy and safety of drugs and devices, even by people working for drug and device companies; predictions of the benefits of health care services, even by people working for the hospitals that provide them; and predictions of the benefits…
 
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    Medical Connectivity

  • DHHS OIG Work Plan Targets Networked Devices

    William Hyman
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services has released a report (pdf) outlining its 2015 work plan.  Among a host of subjects is “Information Technology Security, Protected Health Information, and Data Accuracy” with the subsection “Controls over networked medical devices at hospitals”. The focus here is on the security of  patient electronic health information which is to be protected under law. Other risks associated with device networking are not addressed. The relevant subsection (page 22) is relatively brief: We…
  • Challenges Using Patient Generated Data for Patient Care

    BMoorman
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    When I do presentations on the use of standards, I invariably have a slide which defines interoperability as “the ability of a system or a product to work with other systems or products without special effort on the part of the customer.” My second slide then defines syntactic and semantic interoperability. Syntactic interoperability occurs when there are two or more systems capable of communicating and exchanging data and this is usually attainable with the use of physical standards, data standards, and messaging structures. Semantic interoperability is defined as the ability to…
  • FDA Takes Step Backwards with New MDDS Guidance

    Tim Gee
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    This summer, FDA proposed lifting regulations from certain currently regulated medical devices. This unprecedented policy shift targets devices known as Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) and is intended to benefit the mobile app industry and companies like Google, Apple and others. The current regulatory burden for MDDS devices is Class I, 510(k) exempt. This means manufacturers have to follow a basic quality system (i.e., design controls) on par with ISO9001, and report instances of patient injury or death in addition to any product recalls to FDA. The following is a guest blog post…
  • Inaugural Clinical Alarm Safety Symposium

    Tim Gee
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Clinical alarm safety can be hard to achieve, and once attained, a struggle to maintain. There are so many challenges: False/positive and non-actionable alarms; Optimizing default alarm limits across patient populations and for individual patients; Spread out nursing units with high patient-to-nurse ratios; Numerous alarm notification methods – audible signal amplification, monitor techs and alarm notification systems; And the constant threat of complacency and alarm fatigue. The inaugural Clinical Alarm Safety Symposium, November 20-21, 2014, will delve into these issues and more to…
  • Interview with Jim Welch, EVP, Sotera Wireless

    Tim Gee
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    This interview is with a long established thought leader in patient monitoring and alarm notification, Jim Welch. Jim has demonstrated a knack for bringing a fresh approach to long-term persistent problems in monitoring, nursing vigilance and patient care. At Sotera Wireless, Jim’s had a chance to re-imagine patient monitoring in low acuity settings with predictably innovative results. At the AAMI 2014 conference, I had the opportunity to attend the breakfast symposium where Jim presented, Transforming Care in Non-ICU Settings through Disruptive Continuous Monitoring Technology. The…
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  • Preparing for future patient care delivery models

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    As a practice professional, you face a multitude of challenges. Should you reevaluate your patient care delivery system? Prepare for new payment structures? If so, when? In this MGMA article, “Preparing for future patient care delivery models,” you'll learn:Why integrating patient-centered care into your operation is so important.How joining forces with other providers can help in risk sharing and costs.Why you should act now, before the financial rewards are evident.Discover how the future of patient delivery models will affect your practice. Download your MGMA article.Request Free!
  • GS1 US Standard Location Identification Webinar

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Join this 30-minute webinar to learn how GS1 US can help you solve this problem and improve your company's supply chain activities. The webinar will focus on the basics of standard location identification using the GS1 System of Standards. Plus, you'll have the chance to ask questions.Tue, Dec 2, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST/1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ESTRequest Free!
  • A Quick Guide to EPCS

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    In 2010, the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an interim final rule as to what vendors and healthcare organizations need to do to support Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances. Since that time many vendors have updated their solutions to meet these requirements and EPCS is slowly gaining adoption. This guide simplifies the DEA ruling and identifies how to focus your planning to have a successful DEA compliant EPCS roll-out.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    The Healthcare IT Toolkit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:Mobile Device Management for HealthcareThe Adobe EchoSign Advantage for HealthcareBYOD & HIPAA Breaches at Hospitals InfographicA Quick Guide to EPCSRequest Free!
  • Mobile Device Management for Healthcare

    3 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Data security is of paramount importance in the healthcare industry, where regulations are numerous and fines are serious. With MDM, your staff can use the smartphones and tablets they need to provide the best possible care, and IT can rest easy that devices comply to the policies that protect confidential data. Learn how to protect devices, no matter where they are or who owns them.Request Free!
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  • DermTV Viewer Questions - November 2014

    Doctor
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Welcome to DermTV Viewer Questions for November 2014. In today's episode, Dr. Schultz answers questions from YouTube viewers @Maria Heap, @Caitlyn Pendergrass, @Samsher Ali and @Stephanie Smith, and from DermTV.com viewers Alex, Aysha, Lanny and Yuting. Topics include: glycolic peels, oil blotting sheets, when to apply products at night, essential oils, oil cleansing, benzoyl peroxide, birth control pills, moles, and more! YouTube Embed:  h1ciu7bQVn4
  • How to Treat Acne During Pregnancy

    Doctor
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Pregnancy, while amazing, is also quite challenging. And the last thing you need is either the worsening of your acne, or a new pregnancy acne breakout. However, if it does occur, there are ways to treat acne during pregnancy. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz tells you how to treat acne during pregnancy. YouTube Embed:  6SK4WxOXKHE
  • 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
 
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  • 10 Celebrities Who Have Diabetes

    Lauren Kroll
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    About two out of every five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. Another 3 million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes. If you are one of the many people living with diabetes, you’re not alone. Click through the photos below to discover some very recognizable people who have diabetes.
  • Be Prepared for Cold and Flu Season

    Noa Walsky
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Getting through the winter cold and flu season unscathed is nearly impossible – especially if you’re a parent.  Make sure you know what you’re up against, and stock the house up now with these home remedies that will ease the discomfort for all. COUGH A coughing child can keep the whole house up at night. […]
  • A Closer Look at Vision Coverage and the Affordable Care Act

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Guest post by HealthCare.com Comprehensive eye exams are an important part of preventive health care. They help detect, correct and treat vision and eye health problems early on, and they can also reveal symptoms of other health problems and diseases such as hypertension, leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis. We all know you can buy health insurance […]
  • Health Insurance Glossary

    Lauren Kroll
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Shopping for health insurance can be confusing, to say the least, and with all that health plan jargon it can feel like reading another language. Make your search a bit easier this year, and use this handy Health Insurance Glossary while maneuvering your way through the benefits of each plan. Co-insurance- noun \ˌkō-ən-ˈshu̇r-ən(t)s also -ˈin-ˌ\ The cost-sharing agreement […]
  • Flu Vaccine Options: Shot, Spray or Jet-Injection

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Flu season is here, and it’s time to make plans for your family to get vaccinated. However, getting a flu shot with a needle is not your only option when it comes to getting the flu vaccine this winter. The vaccine can be administered by other methods, depending on your age and health, which is especially […]
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  • Exploring social media concepts with student librarians

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

    Dr. Val Jones
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:01 pm
    A Cost Effective Fitness Band In a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that overweight and obese patients who used a popular smart phone app (MyFitnessPal) did not lose significant weight after a 6 month trial period. The randomized controlled trial is the first of its kind to demonstrate that well-liked mobile apps may be ineffective for most users. Two hundred and twelve racially diverse (73% female) patients treated at two UCLA primary care clinics were enrolled in the study. All indicated that they were interested in losing weight and 79% who…
  • How Not To Interrupt Patients But Also Get The Information You Need In A Timely Manner

    Dr. Val Jones
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Much has been made about physicians’ tendencies to interrupt patients. Studies have shown that patients are permitted 12-18 seconds of talk time before they are redirected (or interrupted) by their doctor. This leads to patients feeling that the physician didn’t listen or didn’t care. I believe that there is a way to solve the problem without wasting time or being rude. I have used this technique with great success over the years and it works especially well in the inpatient setting, when beginning a formal “history and physical exam.” In three simple words:…
  • Medical Errors Reduced By 30% When Doctors Required To Speak To One Another At Shift Change

    Dr. Val Jones
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    I have spent many blog hours bemoaning the inadequate communication going on in hospitals today. Thanks to authors of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, I have more objective data for my ranting. A prospective intervention study conducted at 9 academic children’s hospitals (and involving 10,740 patients over 18 months) revealed that requiring resident physicians to adopt a formal “hand off” process at shift change resulted in a 30% reduction of medical errors. What was the intervention exactly? Details are available via mail order from the folks at…
  • Hospital Pharmacists: Protecting Patients From Electronic Medical Record Errors May Be Their Most Important New Role

    Dr. Val Jones
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most hospitalized patients and families don’t realize that life-threatening medication errors are regularly thwarted by pharmacists. They are truly the unsung heroes of patient care. I just finished a locum tenens assignment at a hospital that uses EPIC as their electronic medical records system, and I was stunned by the impossibly complex medication reconciliation process. Each time a patient is admitted to the hospital, or transferred to another part of the hospital, a physician must review, approve, and re-order their medications. While this may seem like a good way to insure that…
  • 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.
 
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    Medgadget

  • Helped by Metamaterial, Ultrasound Makes it Through Bone with Little Distortion

    Editors
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Ultrasound is a great imaging modality that’s also used in a number of therapeutic applications. Its advantages include being able to penetrate tissue without using ionizing radiation, as well as the ability to see moving objects in real-time. A serious limitation, though, is that ultrasound waves are dispersed when they meet a hard object on the way to their real target. This, for example, makes non-invasive monitoring of blood flow in the brain and ultrasound targeting of brain tumors particularly difficult. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Massachusetts…
  • Wellograph Review – A Stylish Watch with Basic Fitness Capabilities

    Ben Ouyang
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    So here’s the Wellograph Sapphire Wellness Watch, first unveiled at CES 2014 earlier this year. When it came out, it was touted as sleek and stylish, and the first tracker with a sapphire screen (which shows in the high price tag). Finally, the people had a choice of a fitness tracker that didn’t look like a toy. As for its fitness capabilities, it’s got a basic set of features, including a motion sensor and heart rate monitor. So does it live up to its name and graph your wellness? Tune in and find out! Cardio: The Wellograph has a basic system of tracking your…
  • NEC MultiSync MD212G3 LCD Grayscale Diagnostic Monitor

    Editors
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    NEC has just unveiled its new grayscale diagnostic monitor, the MultiSync MD212G3. The device features a 21.3″ LED screen with a 2048 x 1536 (3 megapixels) resolution, as well as a 1,400:1 contrast ratio and a 1,700 cd/m² calibrated brightness. The front of the panel is covered with an anti-reflective coating and a front facing sensor makes sure the luminosity levels remain consistent. The screen is pre-calibrated to the DICOM grayscale standard and the accompanying GammaCompMDTM QA software can be used to make sure the monitor stays calibrated throughout its life. The screen tilts,…
  • Electrical Stimuli Induced Bodily Control in Spinal Cord Injuries

    Joshua Chen
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    Close-up of the half-inch long multimicroelectrode array showing detailed circuitry leading to each individual electrode. The array is used to stimulate the spinal cord to enable locomotor and bladder function after paralysis. Source: Parag N. Gad, UCLA Patients who have had spinal cord injuries suffer from not only paralysis of their limbs, but also from other complications often including a loss of bladder control. In previous experiments, Dr. Edgerton from the University of California, Los Angeles and collaborators at University of Louisville, used electrical stimulation to allow four…
  • A Tour of The Hospital Aboard USS America, U.S. Navy’s Newest Ship

    Editors
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    USS America’s flight deck. All photos by Alexey Bochkovsky. The USS America, the newest U.S. Navy ship, was recently commissioned during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. Some good friends of Medgadget were hired to take the official photo, and while helping out we got to meet Captain Hall, the commanding officer of USS America. Hearing that we report on medical technologies, the captain invited us aboard to take a look at the medical facilities that were designed to serve injured troops in time of war and civilians during humanitarian missions. We jumped at the opportunity and now…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Leading causes of death in 2030, if we continue down the current path

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This CDC video provides information about the leading causes of death in the U.S. and where we may be in 2030, if we continue down the current path. It suggests small steps that providers can take now to make a difference in the future health of our nation. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Police officers’ risk of sudden cardiac death is 34-69 times higher during restraints or altercations

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This BMJ study found that police officers’ risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) was 34 to 69 times higher during restraints or altercations; 32 to 51 times higher during pursuits; 20 to 23 times higher during physical training; and 6 to 9 times higher during medical or rescue operations, as compared with routine or non-emergency activities. The researchers also found that SCD accounts for up to 10% of all U.S. on-duty police deaths.References:Law enforcement duties and sudden cardiac death among police officers in United States: case distribution study. BMJ 2014; 349 doi:…
  • Around the table - National Geographic video

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Chefs and authors discuss the importance of the communal meal:The Future of Food. Chefs Jose Andres and Barton Seaver talk about the importance of food as a resource and how we can save it: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Top medicine articles for November 2014

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles' - new label http://buff.ly/1vzbCKHTwo new medications for IPF: Pirfenidone (Esbriet) affects scarring, Nintedanib (Ofev) is a kinase inhibitor http://buff.ly/1psam6m80% of people have at least 1 distressing symptom in a given month, yet fewer than 1 in 4 persons sees a doctor. At least one third of common symptoms do not have a clear-cut, disease-based explanation. History and physical examination alone contribute 73% to 94% of the diagnostic information. The patient's…
  • How to Teach Teens to Drive Safely - WSJ video

    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Along with parking and steering, parents also need to teach teenagers how to spot crash hazards. WSJ's Sue Shellenbarger and Tanya Rivero discuss some tips. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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    ScienceRoll

  • Television Documentary about the Future of You

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    QUEST published a TV documentary about how the so-called wearable revolution will change how we live our lives. An excerpt: Today, there are tens of thousands of health and fitness apps that... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • How to start on Twitter: A Nephrologist’s Perfect Tutorial!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Twitter is my favorite tool serving as a channel between my mind and the minds of several thousands of like-minded people every day. It takes time to learn how to use it properly but it is absolutely... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 3D printed personalized medicine prescribed by the doctor and yourself

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    Mycartis.net published an interview with me about future trends and technologies shaping medicine. Here is an excerpt: “When I go to a doctor now, he will examine me, diagnose me, write a... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Why being proactive is crucial for your health?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    You have to find your own way of staying healthy! The so-called wearable revolution has just started and will see a huge number of home-diagnostic and monitoring devices coming to the market in the... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Subscribe to the Medical Futurist Youtube Channel!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I started an exciting project by launching my Medical Futurist Youtube Channel in which I will talk about trends, concepts, technologies, ethical considerations and devices that will shape the future... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Sovaldi, Harvoni, And Why It’s Different This Time

    Laura Fegraus and Murray Ross
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval of Harvoni, the successor to Gilead Science’s Sovaldi, the alarm bells have officially rung on breakthrough hepatitis C treatments. One can’t open a newspaper or scan a Twitter feed without stumbling on at least one reference to either of the these two drugs for hepatitis C — an often debilitating viral infection impacting the liver that affects somewhere between 3 to 5 million Americans and several hundred million people worldwide. Hepatitis C infection is often asymptomatic and can have long latency periods. In up to 20…
  • New On GrantWatch Blog

    Lee-Lee Prina
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Health Affairs GrantWatch Blog brings you news and views of what foundations are funding in health policy and health care. Here are the most recent posts: “Game Changers: Philanthropy’s Role in Eliminating Mental Health Disparities,” by Christie McElhinney, independent consultant (November 17) “Oral Health: How a Foundation in New York State Is Working to Prevent Cavities in Young Children,” by Bridget Walsh of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy and Kara Williams of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York (November 5) “What Is…
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review

    Chris Fleming
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    In this week’s “turkey edition” of the Health Wonk Review, David Harlow of HealthBlawg provides a veritable smorgasbord of health policy posts, including a Health Affairs Blog essay by Jordan Paradise on biosimilars and patent disclosures.  The next Health Wonk Review will be hosted by Hank Stern at InsureBlog on December 4.
  • Adverse Events In Older Adults: The Need For Better Long-Term Care Financing And Delivery Innovation

    Anne Tumlinson
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Evidence mounts that a major disconnect exists between the services most frail older adults need and what they get. The vast majority of frail older adults (around 75 percent) who face challenges in taking care of themselves live at home. According to new research from Vicki Freedman and Brenda Spillman, published in the most recent issue of The Milbank Quarterly, almost a third of these older adults report having an adverse consequence as a result of not getting the help they need. These consequences are pretty grim – the most frequently reported event being wet clothes associated with an…
  • Medicare, Medicaid, And Pharmaceuticals: The Price Of Innovation

    Daniel Kevles
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Editor’s note: This post is part of a series of several posts stemming from presentations given at “The Law of Medicare and Medicaid at Fifty,” a conference held at Yale Law School on November 6 and 7. Through much of the last half century, Medicare and Medicaid (MM) have not for the most part supported research intended to lead to new drugs. For their role in drug development, we need to look to infrastructure and incentives. The record of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) illustrates the potential of both for pharmaceutical innovation. The current budget of NIH, the big elephant…
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    KevinMD.com

  • Young physicians should be on Twitter. Here’s why.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-j-secemsky" rel="tag">Brian J. Secemsky, MD</a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    You — a medical student, resident physician or newly-minted medical attending — are late in the game.  Sure, you appropriately hopped onto Facebook during your first few years of college, only to rightly disengage around the advent of newsfeeds and cover photos.  You passively signed up to LinkedIn last winter only to remain passively aware that your profile exists unfettered and un-updated in the inter-web ether. Despite this predictable navigation into online social media, you remain steadfast in avoiding the Twittersphere. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you…
  • Transforming primary care to spend extra time with patients

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/eunice-yu" rel="tag">Eunice Yu, MD</a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When I started my internal medicine residency, I was pretty sure I was going to rock this primary care thing. I knew the drugs for hypertension, the guidelines for diabetes management, and depression management seemed like nothing more than an algorithm. I felt buoyed by familiarity as I looked at the problem list for my first primary care patient: basically diabetes, hypertension, and depression. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • The attitude when it comes to treating chronic pain

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joel-r-cooper" rel="tag">Joel R. Cooper, DO</a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here is the attitude of ER physicians: Here are a few pills to hold you out for one or two days. Follow up with your PCP — he or she should be managing your chronic pain — not me. Now get out of my ER!” Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • MKSAP: 40-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag">mksap</a>
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 40-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash on her hands that has been present for 6 weeks. This rash comes and goes throughout the year and has been present for many years, but never as severe as it is now. She also experiences itchy skin on her body. She had eczema as a child and currently has seasonal allergies. She is otherwise well and is currently taking no medication. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. She has dry skin on her trunk and extremities. Her hands…
  • A letter to Dr. Oz for his inbox

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jennifer-gunter" rel="tag">Jennifer Gunter, MD</a>
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Dear Dr. Oz, I know the #OzsInBox question on Twitter didn’t exactly go the way you or your social media team expected.You told Sen. McCaskill when she asked you about the so-called miracles and medically baseless products that you promote on your show that you view yourself as a cheerleader, but consider #OzsInBox a wake-up call that doctors (or at least the ones who don’t want to appear on your show to hawk a product) and a lot of other people think you are cheering for the wrong team. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online…
 
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    James Clear

  • How Constraints Make You Better: Why the Right Limitations Boost Performance

    James Clear
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    In 1930, a 23-year-old teacher in Uruguay named Juan Carlos Ceriani created a new sport. Ceriani wanted to design a game that was similar to soccer, but that his students could play indoors throughout the year. His new game became known as futsal. Futsal is very similar to soccer, but it has a few important differences. First, it is played in a much smaller area. (Ceriani designed the game so that it could be played on YMCA basketball courts.) Second, the ball is smaller and has less bounce than a regular soccer ball. Third, there are only five players per side rather than the typical eleven…
  • To Make Big Gains, Avoid Tiny Losses

    James Clear
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    In many cases, improvement is not about doing more things right, but about doing less things wrong. To understand what I mean, we need to take a trip to Japan. The Curious Case of Japanese Television Sets In the decades that followed World War II, the manufacturing industry in America thrived. For years, American companies grew in size and profitability—even though they produced many products of average quality. This gravy train began to slide off the tracks in the 1970s. Japanese firms implemented a series of surprising changes that helped them crush their American counterparts. As one…
  • Time Assets vs. Time Debts: A Different Way of Thinking About Productivity

    James Clear
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Late in his career, Steve Jobs famously drove his car without a license plate. There were all sorts of theories about why Jobs decided to drive without tags. Some people said he didn’t want to be tracked. Others believed he was trying to make a game of avoiding parking tickets. Jon Callas, a former computer security expert who worked for Apple, revealed a different reason. According to Callas, Steve Jobs discovered a loophole in the California vehicle registration laws. Anyone with a new car had up to six months to get a proper license plate for their new vehicle. During the first six…
  • 10 Lessons Learned from Squatting 400 Pounds

    James Clear
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Last week, I set a new personal record by squatting 405 pounds (184 kilograms). If you’re interested, here is a short video of the lift… I have plenty of friends who can squat more weight—and a few who regularly squat over 500 pounds—but this was my first time passing the 400-pound mark so I’d like to share a few lessons I learned along the way. 10 Lessons Learned 1. Live in the arena instead of judging from the crowd. Every Monday and Thursday, I publish a new article on JamesClear.com with my ideas on habits, performance, and improvement. I enjoy writing and I…
  • Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

    James Clear
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Agnes de Mille had just achieved the greatest success of her career, but right now the only thing she felt was confusion. She was a dancer and a choreographer. Early in her career, de Mille had created the choreography for a ballet called Three Virgins and a Devil. She thought it was good work, but nobody made much of it. A few years later, de Mille choreographed a ballet named Rodeo. Again, she thought her work was solid, but it resulted in little commercial fame. Agnes de Mille in her outfit for Rodeo. (Photograph by Maurice Seymour. Courtesy of Ronald Seymour/Maurice Seymour Archive.)…
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    Dr. Wes

  • My Interview at AHA 2014 on ABIM's Maintenance of Certification Program

    DrWes
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Thanks for C. Michael Gibson, MD for hosting an interview with me on my concerns with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / American Board of Internal Medicine's Maintenance of Certification Program earlier today on his Clinical Trial Results website. A direct link to the interview is included here (if you're using a mobile phone, click the "Download video" link on the webpage). As
  • J. Rod Gimbel: Crowdsourcing a Consumer Safety Issue

    DrWes
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    The following is a guest post by J. Rod Gimbel, MD, a cardiac electrophysiologist from Knoxville, TN who has written extensively on the issue of electronic surveillance systems and electromagnetic interference with cardiac implantable electronic devices:I’d like to express my appreciation for allowing me to guest post in this space. This is about crowdsourcing a consumer safety issue;
  • Happy Veteran's Day

    DrWes
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    (Click image to enlarge) Found this picture today in my basement from around 1996 when I has a staff cardiologist/cardiac electrophysiologist at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. There were so many great folks with whom I had the pleasure and honor to work beside, yet many of whom I've lost touch with, sadly. It's fun to look back and see the the old cath lab equipment -
  • Excellent Sheep

    DrWes
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    "I was teaching a class at Yale on the literature of friendship. One day we got around to talking about the importance of being alone. The ability to engage in introspection, I suggested, is the essential precondition for living life of the mind, and the essential precondition for introspection is solitude. Many students took this in for a second - introspection, solitude, the life of the mind,
  • 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
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week diet-pill ads make you fat, the case against positive thinking, and a scary discovery about antimicrobial soap. 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…
  • Diets Really Do Work, You’re Just Doing it Wrong

    Darya Rose
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo by JD Hancock If you ask someone point blank if diets work in just a split second they’ll remember the obesity epidemic and the number of celebrity diets they heard about last week, look you in the eye, and confidently reply, “No, they don’t work.” But if you tell that same person about a new weight loss plan where you can only eat egg whites, chicken thighs and broccoli four times a day, and enthusiastically inform her that Jenna has been doing it for 3 weeks, has lost 15 lbs and feels amazing, that same person will head to her computer at the next convenient opportunity, read…
  • In Better Shape at 35 Than at 17? Definitely.

    Darya Rose
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    35 beats 17 I turn 35 tomorrow, or as I like to call it: halfway to 70. Haha. Seriously though, 35 feels significant. For one thing, people ask me when I’m having kids on a near daily basis. (Please stop). I’ve also been living on my own longer than I’d lived with my parents. I was 17 when I left home to go to Berkeley, and it’s weird to reflect on what I was like back then. On one hand, I was the same cerebral introvert who cared deeply about food and my body. On the other hand, those qualities manifested in all the worst possible ways. On one of the first days of…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the case for a national food policy, a simple way to increase your commitment to exercise, and making veggies as good as chips. 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…
  • Foodist Approved: Butter Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Elyse Kopecky
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    sweet potatoes with butter and sage This year, for the first time, my husband and I are hosting his fam for Thanksgiving dinner. To me the side dishes are more important than the turkey. The turkey is just a vehicle for scooping up all those luscious accompaniments. Of course, the marshmallow-covered sweet potatoes from my childhood will not be making it onto our menu (sorry, Mom!). I’ve been busy experimenting in the kitchen to create my own take on the traditional sides. I’ve crafted a healthier (and more satisfying) version of sweet potatoes that brings out the natural sweetness by…
 
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Awareness And Well-Being

    support
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    Being mindful is thought to benefit your health as well as your physical and emotional well-being… now we have research from the University of Utah to be presented at the American Psychosomatic Society annual meeting that demonstrates mindfulness brings more stable emotions and better control over mood and behavior. Mindful people also appear to have less cognitive and physiological activity going on before they sleep and this may translate into an improved quality of sleep. What is mindfulness? It’s paying attention in a special way, on purpose and being in the present while…
  • Stress Management To Prevent Chronic Pain

    support
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    If you’re dealing with chronic pain, your search for relief probably seems endless, perhaps hopeless. You doctor will tell you that being anxious or stressed can make pain worse, and set in motion a vicious cycle as the pain causes more anxiety and stress. It seems that avoiding the affects of stress might play an important part in managing pain according to work that appears in the journal Brain. This finding is particularly important for those with a smaller than typical hippocampus as these people seem to be more vulnerable to the effects of stress than the rest of us. The research…
  • 7 Easy Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

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    19 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    Get this… even the little decisions you make about diet and exercise can make a very large difference in your metabolism. The thing to understand is that your metabolism isn’t fixed at one rate according to exercise physiologist Gary Ditsch, and you can make big changes depending on what you eat and how active you are. Here are 7 smart ways to get your metabolism moving faster… 1. Weight lifting builds muscle, the more muscle you have the more calories you burn. What you might not realize is that the calorie burn keeps going long after the end of the workout. A research…
  • Improves Your Learning Speed By Remembering Error

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    18 Nov 2014 | 12:29 am
    Truly fascinating findings on how we learn. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine believe they’ve uncovered why we learn an identical task at a faster speed on subsequent attempts – our memories of mistakes are the key to learning faster. Imagine you’re doing something like opening a door; your brain will make comparisons of how the door moved to how it expected the door to move. The details are then absorbed in such a way that you can open the door more efficiently the next time. The name for the small differences between what we expect out of an action and the reality of…
  • Top 10 Health Not Totally True

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    17 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    Seems like just about every day the headlines are full of some new health news… Let’s set the record straight on ten of the commonly repeated myths we’ve been hearing out there… and the facts you need to know. 1. You must drink 8 glasses of water a day. Research finds that those who drink a glass of water when they feel thirsty get enough liquid to stay healthy and keep hydrated. Foods that have lots of water… soup, fruit and veggies, as well as drinks like juice, coffee and tea are all ways to keep your body hydrated. The only time you should up your water…
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    NHS Health Blog

  • Never say you can't do something

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Although most people have a positive attitude, others, unfortunately, have a negative one. After I show them how to perform an exercise and invite them to do it themselves, they will say, "Oh! I know I'll never be able to do that," or, "My dog might do it for you, but I know that he certainly won't do it for me!"With these people I have to say, "Please! Never, never say you can't do something. If you do, you are acting like a defeatist before you even start. Instead, I would like to hear you say, `Well, I can see how well my dog works for you, now let me try it.' When you have said that, I…
  • The Question of God

    18 Apr 2012 | 6:18 pm
    I just finished watching the first part of the PBS special The Question of God, based on the Harvard class and subsequent book by Dr. Armand Nicholi. The program is structured around reenactments of significant moments in the lives of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis interspersed with segments from a series of roundtable discussions where the participants discuss with Dr. Nicholi questions raised by the experiences and writings of Lewis and Freud.I haven't read the book yet, though I do plan to in hopes that it will be a helpful resource for future discussion groups, so I can't speak to how the…
  • Of This Learning Curve

    27 Mar 2012 | 10:58 am
    The most obvious answer is on Science diet dry dog food is to enjoy the most important aspects of this learning curve. Because the brand you buy, people choose to buy with science diet Coupons who do not or give you discounts and you can find in case and in this economy. A discount is to try looking with national grocery stores, specifically for other supplies for your pet. It is a great way to eat more than humans. They treat them like family members, and food coupons of your choice routinely have savings on important things for you. Check all types of the costs, sometimes you can buy one…
  • The Participants With Your Dog

    16 Mar 2012 | 9:34 pm
    Taste of the Wild dry dog food must list the time of protein, fat, fiber, and water of food, maybe something. Because the brand you buy, people choose to buy with obtaining taste Of the wild coupons that exist or give you discounts and you can find per item purchased and on the city. A paw is to try looking for shopper and supplier, specifically in print advertising. It is a great way to grow health. Consumers to try a new product, and a lot of times routinely have the best for our dogs. Check the participants with your dog, sometimes you can buy one large bag of the sites. Or it is also…
  • On Your Dog's Coat

    6 Mar 2012 | 11:48 pm
    These coupons in this Pedigree dry dog food provide recommended daily allowances for different types based on a good food required to maintain free stuff in such offers. There is no doubt that finding pedigree coupons is like finding them, with daily. If you use the advanced search, then you must know how much stores located in your particular zip code. Seeing in the mailbox, you can spend a good source a customer on putting some money aside. Food coupons are a great way to visit multiple coupon and manufacturer sites, and an inexpensive option is that there are like-minded people you can use…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • For every billion dollars spent on pharmaceutical research and development since 1950, the number...

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    For every billion dollars spent on pharmaceutical research and development since 1950, the number of new drugs approved has fallen by half roughly every nine years, meaning a total decline by a factor of 80. They called this Eroom’s Law, because it resembled an inversion of Moore’s Law.  That’s not a promising statistic and one of the main reasons why the FDA typically approves less than 10 new drugs every year. via Why Are So Few Blockbuster Drugs Invented Today?  
  • I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has released...

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has released our iPhone app. Since day one, we’ve designed our web app for mobile, but now it’s native. It’s pretty nice to get instant notifications that you have a new message from our doctors, or your labs are back, or your medication is ready to pick up, or we found the perfect orthopedist just for you. It’s how healthcare should be. And today, our lovely version of healthcare just got better.
  • 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…
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    ScienceRoll

  • Television Documentary about the Future of You

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    QUEST published a TV documentary about how the so-called wearable revolution will change how we live our lives. An excerpt: Today, there are tens of thousands of health and fitness apps that consumers can download onto their smart phones and tablets. From tracking the calories you burn to helping manage your stress through guided meditation, these apps are proving to be popular: within the first six months of 2014, their use increased by more than 60 percent, according to one recent study.
  • How to start on Twitter: A Nephrologist’s Perfect Tutorial!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Twitter is my favorite tool serving as a channel between my mind and the minds of several thousands of like-minded people every day. It takes time to learn how to use it properly but it is absolutely worth the effort. Now, Joel Topf, nephrologists created a fantastic tutorial about how and where to start! Don’t miss it!
  • 3D printed personalized medicine prescribed by the doctor and yourself

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    Mycartis.net published an interview with me about future trends and technologies shaping medicine. Here is an excerpt: “When I go to a doctor now, he will examine me, diagnose me, write a prescription which I will take to the pharmacist, who will then give me my medicines that are mass-produced. In the future, I will still consult a doctor, and together, we will decide about the treatment. Based on my genome sequence, the doctor can choose the right dose, design a blueprint, send that to the pharmacist who will 3D print my medicines.”
  • Why being proactive is crucial for your health?

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    You have to find your own way of staying healthy! The so-called wearable revolution has just started and will see a huge number of home-diagnostic and monitoring devices coming to the market in the coming months and years, but being healthy starts with simple things. It should basically be about being healthy and happy. And the only way to achieve that is to be proactive finding your own methods. Since 1997, I have logged basic parameters about my life including the time when I went to sleep and woke up; scores between 1 and 10 about my mental, physical and emotional well-being. I have logged…
  • Subscribe to the Medical Futurist Youtube Channel!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I started an exciting project by launching my Medical Futurist Youtube Channel in which I will talk about trends, concepts, technologies, ethical considerations and devices that will shape the future of medicine. I covered my new book and the need for being proactive in your health in the first videos. More to come soon! Here is the trailer:
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    Low Calorie Diet

  • Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

    Tory McBroom
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    This 2 ingredient peanut butter yogurt dip is super simple to make and very versatile! It makes a great fruit dip, fruit pizza topping, layer in a parfait or anything else you can think of! And unlike other sugar-laden fruit dips, this dip is high in protein and low in fat and calories! You don’t have […] Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
  • Healthy Pizzadillas

    Tory McBroom
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    An infusion of my two favorite foods, pizza and quesadilla’s, this healthy recipe makes a quick and simple dinner or lunch. And there really as simple to make as spreading a tablespoon of pizza sauce on a whole wheat tortilla. Sprinkle a handful of cheese on half. Throw on your toppings of choice. Fold it […] Healthy Pizzadillas
  • Skinny Caramel Macchiato

    Tory McBroom
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    My go-to drink at Starbuck’s has always been their Skinny Caramel Macchiato! It’s one of their few choices that has a respectable amount of calories and sugar with a fairly high amount of protein! So, I decided to take it a step further with this Skinny Caramel Macchiato variation with only 45 calories (less than half […] Skinny Caramel Macchiato
  • Healthy Baked Pita Chips

    Tory McBroom
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Sometimes you just need a crispy and crunchy snack… And you don’t want to settle for high calorie, processed chips from a bag. That’s understandable and the exact reason for making these healthy baked pita chips! Ready in 15 minutes and simple to make! Simply brush a little olive oil on the pitas, season and […] Healthy Baked Pita Chips
  • The 300 Calorie Cookbook By Betty Crocker

    Tory McBroom
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    The 300 Calorie Cookbook by Betty Crocker is an extremely popular cookbook and was also chosen as the Best Book Of 2014 by Amazon.com’s editors. This cookbook is actually like 3 cookbooks in one, as it is over 400 pages and contains 300 recipes that are 300 calories or less. There are a wide range of […] The 300 Calorie Cookbook By Betty Crocker
 
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    annesamoilov.com

  • How To Make Impact A Way of Life, Not Just a Business Strategy with Kristoffer Carter (FLS 028)

    Anne Samoilov
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Question: do you want to know how to make impact in your business? I mean truly change the lives of the people you work with? Today’s guest is going to share the impact he strives to make at every level of his life…not just in the biz realm. We usually chat with people after their first launch – so we can get that story of what happened, how they felt, what they changed up going forward. But this week…there was¦ Read More » The post How To Make Impact A Way of Life, Not Just a Business Strategy with Kristoffer Carter (FLS 028) appeared first on .
  • What message are you sending with your personal brand? (FLS 027)

    Anne Samoilov
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    What is a personal brand? And what makes a brand a brand? Is it the pretty colors? The fancy font? The pictures? The words? Our guest today shares some tips on creating and evolving your brand that don’t require you to change the look of things (well, maybe not just yet)…and she believes that a company’s branding happens in the brain first as an experience not just by the oohs and aahs we might utter when we see a new¦ Read More » The post What message are you sending with your personal brand? (FLS 027) appeared first on .
  • Why Making Decisions To Change Your Business Shouldn’t Be So Hard (FLS 026)

    Anne Samoilov
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Ever noticed how other people are running their businesses and wonder – how you can take a note from them and make decisions to change your business too? Now I don’t mean you look at them and wonder – how I can BE like them. Or – why am I not as good as them? Or why can’t MYYY business be THAT successful? No, not envy. I mean – really looking at the things they do every single day, every week, over¦ Read More » The post Why Making Decisions To Change Your Business Shouldn’t Be So Hard (FLS 026) appeared first on .
  • How Erika Lyremark helped me whip my business into shape (FLS 025)

    Anne Samoilov
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ever 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 influencers. If¦ Read More » The post How Erika Lyremark helped me whip my business into shape (FLS 025) appeared first on .
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    AstroNutrition

  • Best Probiotic Supplements: Microbiome Plus+ Bone, Heart & Gastrointestinal

    AstroNutrition
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Health researchers are beginning to understand the incredible benefits of probiotics for health and wellbeing. Probiotic supplements like Microbiome Plus+ encourage the development of a healthy bacterial culture in the gut and throughout the rest of the gastrointestinal tract. read more
  • Joint Health: Doctor's Best Glucosamine Chondroitin

    AstroNutrition
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of joint degradation that can limit joint functions with debilitating pain. As we age, wear and tear on cartilage in joints can expose bone ends, leading to rubbing and friction. Loss of motion and increased stiffness can cause pain in the neck, back, hips, hands, knees and feet. read more
  • NOW Devil’s Claw Arthritis Pain Relief

    AstroNutrition
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Arthritis pain is one of life’s frustrations that can be debilitating to your productivity and wellbeing. Once developed, arthritis is very difficult to cure. That’s where NOW Devil’s Claw comes in. read more
  • 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
 
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    Vitamin IMC

  • CMOs: 3 Steps for an Early Holiday Campaign That Customers Actually Like

    Lizzie Bartek
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Most people are just getting used to the onslaught of all things pumpkin flavored, but CMOs and planners know the importance of championing another season that’s quickly approaching: holiday shopping season. As a graduate student in Northwestern Medill’s IMC program, I’m concerned with focusing in on consumer behavior and needs, and have found two great articles that show the importance of engaging your customers with early holiday campaigns, even as we’re just wrapping up Halloween. A recent Adweek article explored the results of Google’s Holiday Shopper Intentions…
  • 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…
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Aromatherapy Monster Repellent!

    Wendy Robbins
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Are your kids afraid of the boogieman, ghosts or monsters during this Halloween time of celebrations, haunted houses, scary costumes and horror movies? AromaWeb's delightful Monster Repellent Recipe couldn't be easier to make (1 ingredient!) and leads to a soothing...
  • FDA Regulation of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Products

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

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

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

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

  • Simple and Delicious Butternut Squash Soup

    GalTime
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Butternut squash is one of Fall’s most popular veggies.  Not only is it delicious, but it’s chock full of vitamins A, E and C, as well as potassium and magnesium.   This Farmer’s Market favorite is shaped like a pear, has a bright orange flesh and a sweet, nutty taste.  It’s great roasted and is perfect for making creamy soups. Here’s a recipe for a simple butternut squash soup that will keep you warm as the temperatures drop. Butternut Squash and Apple Soup for a Cold Day 1 Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed 1 apple, cubed 1 onion, sliced…
  • 5 Tips for Finding More Joy, Less Stress This Holiday Season

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The holidays are upon us and we should all be cheerful and thankful, right?! Well…not so fast. Along with good food and cheer, the holidays often bring frantic schedules, more spending, while highlighting strained family relationships and memories of loved ones who are no longer with us. The holidays, in a way, mirror our everyday state of mind—except on steroids. Whatever we normally find stressful intensifies. If you’re stressed by certain family interactions (or lack of interactions!) during ordinary days, the feeling gets much worse when we get together for Thanksgiving,…
  • How to Avoid Stuffing Yourself at Thanksgiving

    Galtime
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Cheers to the holiday of gratitude! Let’s give thanks to good company, delicious feasts and …stretchy pants? Time to ditch the sweats and the pounds. Stay on track this holiday season. Here are 5 ways to avoid extra gobbled weight.   The average American “consumes about 3,000 calories at a Thanksgiving meal, but it can go as high as 5,000”, Mary Hartley, RD, an online nutritionist, says. That’s about 1-3 extra pounds, which is more than double the recommended daily consumption! How can we avoid these pesky calories and enjoy our meals?  “Do not look at Thanksgiving…
  • 5 Ways to Stop Teen Jealousy From Becoming Toxic

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I must say that jealousy is one of the most toxic feeling states that there is. I work with teen girls and boys almost every day and I see how jealousy has a corrosive effect on the relationships between our teenage daughters. Jealousy Versus Envy First, let’s clarify the difference between envy and jealousy: When we are envious of someone it means that we covet or desire what they have. When we are jealous of someone we are afraid that they will replace us in a relationship. When we are envious we don’t necessarily bear anyone any ill will. When we are jealous we usually do…
  • The Best Thing to Do When You’re Afraid

    Katie Humphrey, Certified Life Coach
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. In fact, it’s impossible NOT to feel fear at one time or another.  If you’re devoted to a healthier life, you’ll deal with feelings of fear when making new changes. Expect fear to show up in different disguises.  If you’re not growing, you won’t feel fear. Staying in your comfort zone, as comfy as it may be, will keep you from your desired body and ideal life. At the same time, when you step out of the known and into a new regime, fear will surface. It’s the place where the old version of you (and your old beliefs) are…
 
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    Fitho

  • Effective Weight Loss Tips & Techniques for Women

    Latika
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    Every now and then, we all want to lose some weight. It would be easier to lose weight, if we understood our bodies better. Women and men’s bodies are physiologically different. So, we have different fat storage patterns, hormones, psychology and a lot more. All of these affect the way women gain weight and so...Read More
  • 9 Wonder Foods for Diabetics

    Latika
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Eating foods with whole grains, fresh veggies, fruit & protein is a key to good health. And it becomes even more important if you are suffering from something like diabetes. As a diabetic, it is even more essential to watch what you eat, and take all possible steps to control your blood sugar levels. To...Read More
  • 12 Natural & Effective Ways to Lose Weight

    Latika
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:14 pm
    You have probably heard of a number of ways to lose weight. Some natural, some artificial, some easy and some scary. But most of them can be quite difficult to put into practice, in your daily life. At Fitho, our goal is to make it simpler for you to be healthier. As a part of...Read 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
  • 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
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    True Food Movement

  • Teaching Kids To Bake

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    My son burst excitedly through the door … “Mom! We have to cook two loaves of bread! One for us and one to sell for charity.” I looked at him a bit puzzled. “Um, okay, but why?” Turns out King Arthur Flour has a program called Bake for Good and my son’s seventh grade class was one of the participating schools. I had a good excuse to “teach kids to bake.” King Arthur provided the kids with all the necessary ingredients and directions to bake two loaves of bread. One stayed with the family and the other was sold at school with the proceeds going…
  • 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…
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    Health and Medicine News from SciGuru.com

  • Identifying spatial attention problems predicts stroke recovery

    Science News Desk
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Initial results of an innovative study may significantly change how some patients are evaluated after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. For more than a century, physicians have made it a priority to learn where stroke has injured the brain and the extent of the damage. The new results suggest another question may be equally or more important: How has the stroke affected the ability of uninjured brain regions to network with each other?read more
  • Are our thoughts linked to stress we experience?

    Iva Rajović
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
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  • Signaling Molecule Crucial to Stem Cell Reprogramming

    Science News Desk
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    While investigating a rare genetic disorder, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a ubiquitous signaling molecule is crucial to cellular reprogramming, a finding with significant implications for  stem cell-based regenerative medicine, wound repair therapies and potential cancer treatments. The findings are published in the Nov. 20 online issue of Cell Reports.read more
  • Neurodegeneration analogous to epidemic spread

    Marie-Therese Walsh PhD
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
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  • Stem cell researcher pioneers gene therapy cure for children with ‘Bubble Baby’ disease

    Science News Desk
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    UCLA stem cell researchers have pioneered a stem cell gene therapy cure for children born with a life-threatening condition called adenosine deaminase–deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, or ADA-deficient SCID. Often called Bubble Baby disease, the condition can be fatal within the first year of life if left untreated. The groundbreaking treatment was developed by Dr. Donald Kohn, a renowned stem cell researcher and member of the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research .read more
 
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Tips for keeping your heart healthy!

    Gautam
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    Irengbam Jenny A healthy heart is the way to healthy living, they say. Quite right! But with sedentary lifestyle, munching on junk food, alcohol consumption, smoking, erratic working hours and unwanted stress ultimately leads to a troubled heart, so to say. Here are some tips for a healthy heart: Quit smoking: Quitting smoking is the most important thing that a person can do to live longer. A smoker is more likely to have a heart attack than a non-smoker. The risk of heart attack reduces once you stop smoking, several studies suggest. Less salt: Consumption of salt should be cut down as it…
  • Burned out? Here’s how you can bounce back

    Gautam
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    All of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally numb. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today are getting burned out. And if one does not take a break in time, it starts affecting one’s work performance and even relationships with family and friends. Find yourself constantly feeling tired, irritable and low? You could be suffering from a burn out. Here’s what you can do… Are you constantly trying to please people? Experts say that over a period of time this will lead to tremendous mental pressure, leading to a burn out.
  • Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

    Gautam
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    Andrew Smyth, MD at National University of Ireland Galway and his colleagues analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study that assessed diet quality, as well as sodium and potassium intake. A higher-quality diet, as measured using 3 different scoring systems for dietary qualities known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, was associated with a 16 percent to 23 percent reduced risk of needing dialysis or dying from kidney problems. Higher-quality diets included those high in fruits, vegetables, and…
  • When you’re obese and pregnant

    Gautam
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    “Obese pregnant women are more likely to give birth to babies with excessive body fat and these children may grow up to be obese or overweight adults. The exact cause is not understood,” she says. Complications that obesity can cause in a pregnancy Obesity during pregnancy can increase the risk of complications such as gestational diabetes. “Diabetes during pregnancy leads to heavy babies, which may need a Caesarean delivery . In addition, obesity also increases Csection complications such as delayed healing and wound infections. Pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure and…
  • 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,…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Crock Pot Turkey and Primal Stuffing

    Worker Bee
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s easy to associate cooking a turkey with a long, laborious process and a huge amount of meat. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner for only 1 or 2 people, or you’re looking for an easier way to cook turkey so you can banish processed deli turkey from your life, this recipe for Crock-Pot turkey breast is what you need. Turkey breasts on the bone are sold in most grocery stores year round. Crock-Pots are known for keeping meat moist and tender over a long, slow cooking time and turkey breast is no exception. Rub the bird down with herbs and…
  • Caveteen Overcomes Unbearable Symptoms with Primal

    Guest
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! My whole life, I had horrible gas. It was just how I was, and my parents, siblings, and I all accepted it as normal. As I got older and accumulated a good deal of good friends, this began to be more and more problematic. I would find myself…
  • Change Coming to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

    Mark Sisson
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s about that time again, folks. The sixth meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has recently drawn to a close. Just one more meeting remains until the absolute final word on how to eat healthily and stave off chronic disease, obesity, and early death forever becomes available for public consumption. Isn’t it grand? We can all just sit back, turn off our brains, close down the PubMed tab, and receive premier nutritional recommendations that do all the work for us. I’m serious. Stop thinking so much. The impending recommendations come from high up: a Committee…
  • How to Support Healthy Skin Bacteria

    Mark Sisson
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week, I introduced the concept of the skin biome: the vast communities of microbes living on and in our skin. For some, it was unsettling. Gut microbes are out of sight, out of mind. But skin microbes are on us. They’re crawling, reproducing, digesting, and secreting various fluids and lipids all over the surface of our bodies. In people who’ve been conditioned to use soap and water to remove every last trace of bacteria from our hands and skin, the idea that our hands, faces, arms, and torsos are teeming with microbes – and that it’s probably unwise to remove…
  • 8 Strategies for Cultivating a Vitality Mindset

    Mark Sisson
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When people say their goal is “to get healthy,” most of the time they mean implementing a few diet and exercise strategies to get a particular targeted result. They’re referring to a practical, circumscribed process. They may recognize that they’ll have to keep up some of the efforts long after the number on the scale registers their goal or their biceps look a certain way, but there’s not much of an expansive vision. I’m all for pragmatism, but I feel it can be rather constrictive. Even the word “health” itself has been watered down practically speaking. Health, too often, is…
 
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    33 Charts

  • (How) Should Patients be Present at Medical Meetings?

    DrV
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    After reading Lucien Engelen’s BMJ editorial this past summer, I couldn’t help but think: Should patients be present at all medical meetings? Or better: Is there ever a time and place where doctors should meet without patients? The e-patient voice is critical. But, as important, we must think about where that voice best fits. We must move beyond they have to be there to detailing how to leverage patient expertise and experience in physician training. Otherwise it’s just for show. It’s easy to demand a seat. It’s harder to detail what happens once seated. Meeting planners looking…
  • Avoid the Social Shakedown

    DrV
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    If you’ve worked hard to build the trust of your followers, don’t throw it away by pulling everyone into your petty consumer altercations. I’ve seen it many times. Twitters micro-celebs with massive followings shaking down a major organization. It usually goes something like this: Visible social figure has flight mix up at the boarding gate. Angry, he takes to Twitter to rant, rave and demand answers. 30 minutes later after resolution and upgrade to First Class, social figure returns to Twitter to magnanimously rave about the response to his concerns by the brand he just publicly…
  • Interview: Dr. Justin Smith of Cook Children’s Hospital

    DrV
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    In this interview, Dr Justin Smith from Cook Children’s Hospital discusses his new role in marketing and communication.  His position represents an new role for physicians as health organizations become more connected with the communicating public.  I was able to catch up Dr. Smith during Social Media Week at The Mayo Clinic.  How do you use social media at Cook Children’s Hospital? The main way I use social media is as a patient education tool. I see it as a place to provide basic pediatric content that parents can access at home. I also use it as a way to communicate about current…
  • 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…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • What Do You Want Out of Life?

    George Diamond
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond What Do You Want Out of Life? Weight Loss Success What Do You Want Out of Life? One of the best ways to lose weight is to get the right motivation. This can be done by asking yourself,”What do I want out of life?” After you do this, make a list of your answers. Rank your answers and then ask yourself how being thinner would benefit what you just wrote down. This is one of the many techniques you can use to develop your motivation. You may find that getting thinner can help you get and keep what you…
  • You Can Lose Weight!

    George Diamond
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond You Can Lose Weight! Weight Loss Success You Can Lose Weight! I feel that anyone can lose weight if they choose to. They just need to want it bad enough. When deciding whether to lose weight most people question their ability doing it. They question whether they are too old. They question their willpower. They question their determination. They lack confidence in themselves. If you are one of these people, you can lose weight. You can become thinner. The question is: How bad do you want it? Your success in…
  • Getting Healthy

    George Diamond
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Getting Healthy Weight Loss Success Getting Healthy is Wealthy and Wise Getting Healthy is Wealthy and Wise Having trouble losing weight? Check out my books at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats): Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/ Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5 The…
  • What Are You Missing by not Getting in Shape?

    George Diamond
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond What Are You Missing by not Getting in Shape? Weight Loss Success What Are You Missing by not Getting in Shape What are your feelings about getting in shape? Some people I observe include it as a way of life. Others avoid it like the plague. I include it as a way of life, however, I am not fanatical about it. As I was out for one or my sunrise jogs along Lake St. Clair (see photo), I stopped for a minute, to take in the beautiful sunrise. It struck me that only a small group of people are seeing it. The…
  • Shortcuts to Losing Weight

    George Diamond
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Shortcuts to Losing Weight Weight Loss Success Shortcuts to Losing Weight Most people are willing to spend some time and money for a shortcut to lose weight. This is because in other areas of their lives, shortcuts pay off, and it reinforces their belief that there just might be an easier way. What I have found is that those who spend too much energy chasing shortcuts are often disappointed and usually fail. There are no shortcuts to losing weight. That does not mean that you have to hate it. I realize I…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Balance In All Things, Including Peanut Butter

    Cammy Chapel
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    I can’t let National Peanut Butter Lovers Month pass without paying homage to a dietary favorite. I was going to write a poem, but someone else already beat me to it. A wee excerpt: Oh, sweet legume that grows beneath the earth! Let me now proclaim your worth! May my lips your great praise utter Crunchy, munchy peanut butter Creamy, dreamy peanut butter. I do love peanut butter. In fact, let me count the ways: That scratches the surface anyway. Given the caloric nature of peanut butter, I don’t eat it with wild abandon. **pause for a moment of sadness** The most common way I eat…
  • Footloose…and Not

    Cammy Chapel
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    You’d think with all the traveling I’ve been doing lately that I’d be ready to stay at home for a while. And I thought I was until a friend who’d seen my Burgess Falls photos expressed an interest in seeing the falls herself. Since I’m living solo and working (mostly) virtually, we loaded up the car and headed out. It’s times like these I love my life. The only potential crimp in our plan was that my friend has a wonky knee and I’ve been dealing with some foot pain, probably something to do with plantar fasciitis and/or heel spurs and/or something…
  • Lessons from That Old House

    Cammy Chapel
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    There’s been a great deal of drama (and a fair share of comedy) in my neighborhood this week. We’ve had news crews camped out and helicopters circling overhead. Residents have set up lawn chairs to watch the story progress. Or not progress, as it turned out. And it’s all because of what everyone’s calling “that old house.” It seems the Wills family sold some property they owned in a commercial corridor. On that property was an old farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To save the family home, they decided to move it onto a…
  • 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…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement

    Joyce
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    The ship of self-improvement has set sail Before I venture into opinionated territory, my thoughts here are only coming from my own personal experiences in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. There was a time when the word “self-improvement” was all the rage, like the word swag, just without all the douchey-ness. It even earned itself a section in bookstores. You could work on your health, your fitness, your relationships, organizational skills, education, and more. I always found myself hanging out in that section. I’m sure some of you will say you’ve…
  • 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…
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    Fitho

  • 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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    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

  • Unconditional Love is All You Need

    Carmelo Cincotta
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com The attributes that you need to have a successful relationship with someone are really common to all human beings. For me, the most important attribute is having unconditional love, but this could mean different things to different people. Therefore, it is important to find out what this means to the person you are considering as a love partner. The reason people begin a relationship in love and end up in a relationship in hate is because they do not ask enough questions. The higher the quality of questions you ask, the higher the quality results you will receive.
  • Black Cumin – Life Elixir For Every Illness

    BeWellBuzz
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:07 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Black Cumin seeds, also known as Nigella Sativa — has been used to successfully heal the body — for over 3,300 years, since their first reported discovery in Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb. Part of the buttercup family, the seeds are dark, thin, and crescent-shaped when whole. There have been reports of these “magical” seeds used throughout history in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and India. Regarded throughout the entire Middle East as one of the most powerful anti-carcinogenic herbs ever existing… Cleopatra used it as a beauty treatment. Queen…
  • 7 Reasons Why Flu Shot May Be More Dangerous Than The Flu

    BeWellBuzz
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com The flu season is upon us and the ads about flu shot are spreading like a wild fire. We want you to stop for a minute and think about blindly accepting a well-marketed business. Yes, you read it right, flu vaccine is a money-driven business. There are many far more effective ways to prevent the flu by supporting your immune system with antiviral and anti-bacterial gifts from Mather Nature like garlic, oregano oil, ginger… There are natural ways to boost your immune system during this elevated time of exposure. Why buy into the hype of the dangerous pharmaceutical…
  • The Power Of Thoughts

    BeWellBuzz
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Ever wondered about the power of thoughts? Check out another amazing video from spirit science on how much power our thoughts really hold. Watch this and pass it on, it’s important that more people understand how powerful thoughts are. We are truly a reflection of our thoughts. For more videos like this head over to http://thespiritscience.net/spirit/about-spirit-science/! Author informationBeWellBuzzLarry & Oksana Ostrovsky, founders of BeWellBuzz, are Life Upgrade Coaches committed to helping you navigate through the latest natural health and personal…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • How to Get to Sleep When You Have a Cold

    Andrea Butje
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A bedtime linen spray to help you sleep when you have a cold or the flu. What are the main things the doctor tells you to do when you have a cold or the flu? Drink plenty of fluids, and get plenty of rest. Drinking fluids is usually no problem, but getting plenty of rest can be easier said than done! It’s not always easy to get to sleep when you have a cold . . . and lying awake all night restlessly can be so frustrating. I have a linen spray recipe that you can spray on your sheets, blankets, and pillowcases before you tuck yourself in, which can help your mind and body relax while easing…
  • A Distiller With a Huge Heart: Globarom!

    Andrea Butje
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    During my time on Mahe in the Seychelles, my natural perfumery teacher, Isabelle Gelle, took us to visit a distillery called Globarom. The distiller is Mustafa Harum Bristol. He has a fantastic distillery and I was really inspired by his work. He is the only essential oil distiller in the Seychelles. He built his own stills and has a beautiful plot of land where he is growing aromatic plants, vegetables and fruits—all organic. Back in 2003, patchouli could be found alongside roads and paths everywhere in the Seychelles. Until the early 1980’s, the Seychelles was a major exporter of…
  • Why do we love Frankincense essential oil?

    Andrea Butje
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Frankincense essential oil is one of my favorites! I know that I’m not alone. Every time I talk about Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii), so many people chime in saying that it feels like a friend to them, too. I even wrote a blog post about how much people love it! You can find that here, along with three recipes for using Frankincense essential oil in blends to heal scar tissue, relieve colds and flu, and help you relax into evening meditation. What is it about Frankincense essential oil that we love so much? It certainly does have a lot of therapeutic properties. It’s one…
  • 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…
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Lifestyle continues to be the biggest factor impacting health

    Larry Lewis
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lifestyle continues to be the biggest factor impacting health was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living For the last two decades, the top factors causing premature death and leading to chronic disease have been tobacco, poor dietary habits and lack of physical activity. Health epidemics such as obesity continue to grow.  Lifestyle continues to be the biggest factor impacting health. Living a healthy lifestyle could delay dementia by up to 12 years, according to a landmark UK study. Heart disease could also be staved off by around six years compared with those who neglect their diet and…
  • I won’t let ageing bring me down, will you?

    Larry Lewis
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    I won’t let ageing bring me down, will you? was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living I’m working with a group of 50 pluses to make the rest of their life the best of their life. Rather than seeing their path through the 50’s and 60’s and beyond as a decline into old age they’re seeing the potential within them that so far has gone unfulfilled. I won’t let ageing bring me down, nor will they. To me age is just a number, and if it takes until you enter your ‘senior’ years for you to start focusing on fulfilling your potential it should matter not because it’s never…
  • How to create the life of your dreams – a success formula that works

    Larry Lewis
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    How to create the life of your dreams – a success formula that works was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One think I know about many of you is that you are fed up buying every new personal development book that gets published, book after book growing in number on your bookshelf, the amount you spend growing out of all proportion to what you learn. Nothing seems in truth able to transform your life. You feel destined to stay stuck in a life you’re unhappy with. I want to provide you with some life changing information, that if you put it to use will change your life. The key…
  • 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…
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    Elements4Health

  • New Technology Helps Diagnose Health Conditions in Mothers and Their Babies by Monitoring the Heart

    Dana
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A group of students from the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico (UAM-I) developed a technological portable prototype able to diagnose health conditions in the mother and in the baby, by monitoring electrical activity of both’s heart. The new portable device is able to detect both the electrical activity emitted by the heart of the mom as from the unborn baby’s. The team researchers studying Biomedical Engineering at UAM-I showed that mobile technology, which is placed in the womb (performing an abdominal electrocardiogram), differs from traditional electrocardiograms since…
  • Synthetic Molecule JK-31 Helps Fight Cancer

    Dana
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    A study recently published in the journal PLOS ONE reports that the synthetic molecule JK-31 blocks the signalling of a “growth factor” chemical that promotes the creation of networks of blood vessels to feed tumours. Researchers at the University of Leeds have made a new synthetic anti-cancer molecule that targets two key mechanisms in the spread of malignant tumours through the body. The researchers observed the effect of the synthetically produced molecule, JK-31, on the growth and proliferation of a model human breast cancer cell line and found that it effectively blocked the…
  • 1 in 4 People with Diabetes Worldwide Live in China

    Dana
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Diabetes has become a major public health crisis around the world. China is especially struggling with this health threat, since the one in four people with diabetes worldwide reside in this country.  However, a new collaborative approach to care that uses registries and community support could help improve diabetes care.  This is according to a new three-part series about diabetes in China published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. “Especially alarming is that most adults with diabetes are undiagnosed (70% of all cases), only a quarter of people with diabetes have…
  • Discovering New Ways to Treat Microbes That Cause Common Eye Infections

    Dana
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Scientists from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology have used the power of new genomic technology to discover that microbes that commonly infect the eye have special, previously unknown properties. These properties are predicted to allow the bacterium — Streptococcus pneumoniae — to specifically stick to the surface of the eye, grow, and cause damage and inflammation. Researchers are now using this information to develop new ways to treat and prevent this bacterium, which is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. S. pneumoniae is a…
  • Maternal Mental Health Surveillance Needed

    Dana
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, and there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study uses data from 1507 women from six public hospitals in Melbourne, Australia to examine the prevalence of maternal depression from early pregnancy to four years postpartum. The researchers identify the possible risk factors for depressive symptoms at four years postpartum, including previous…
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    BitterSweet

  • Prepare for the Worst, Expect the Best

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    As the holidays grow closer by the minute, everyday meals can sometimes take a backseat to party planning. Thankfully, Nava Atlas is here to save the day, or at least the dinner, with a guest post sharing some handy tips on meal planning. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the breadth and depth of the kitchen wisdom packed into Plant Power. For more advice, and of course, more delicious recipes than a hungry eater could imagine, you simply must check out the book for yourself. As an early holiday gift, Nava and her publishers have kindly offered a copy to give away to one…
  • Delicata Delicacy

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Have you ever seen a better vegetable for stuffing than the humble delicata squash? Each perfect yellow and green-striped edible tube becomes an ideal vessel for every sort of filling imaginable, no matter how you cut or cook it. I’m no stranger to the concept, but all sorts of inspiration has steered my seasonings in an entirely different direction since those first filled squash emerged from the oven. Allow me to introduce to you a prime candidate for your new Thanksgiving main dish, replete with a very posh-sounding beluga lentil filling. Sparkling like legume caviar within their…
  • Citrus Twist

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If it brings a smile to your face 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. Stay warm, my friends, and have a bright, tangy, and sweet weekend!
  • Red, White, and Sweet All Over

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    As I’ve found to be true for other bloggers, a quiet front on the wide open internet usually means frenetic activity behind the scenes. Although poor little BitterSweet may not be the beneficiary of all the daily food prep and photography, the oven hasn’t even had a chance to cool down for a moment in the past week. Considering the skyrocketing popularity of red velvet cake, I was eagerly awaiting an opportunity to re-examine this classic confection and infuse it with a fresh palate of new flavors. That occasion lined up perfectly with the changing seasons, dropping the…
  • Smutty Spores

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Halloween is upon us once again, bringing with it an endless buffet of “creepy” eats and other grotesque delights. Spaghetti worms and grape eyeballs are perhaps some of the most infamous edible gags, but more modern cooks have become increasingly creative with their monstrous recipes. Bloody fingers are a personal favorite, closely followed by the ever-tempting molded gelatinous brains. It’s easy to whip up a fairly horrific dinner party with a few crafty tricks, but I’m here today to tell you that these examples are all child’s play. If you want to really…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Healthy Debate: White Meat vs. Dark Meat

    Shannon Fable
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If you were wondering which is healthier, tastier, or which you should choose this Thanksgiving, educate yourself with this article. The post Healthy Debate: White Meat vs. Dark Meat appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Healthy and Delicious Thanksgiving Appetizers

    Erin Klegstad
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Struggling to figure out what to bring for your Thanksgiving appetizer? We've got 10 healthy and tasty options for you! The post 10 Healthy and Delicious Thanksgiving Appetizers appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Circuit Workout: Are You Ready For Some Football

    Luke Andrus
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Keep your fitness fresh with our football themed tabata and circuit workout! You'll love how these moves burn calories like a boss! The post Circuit Workout: Are You Ready For Some Football appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

    Carly Sippel
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts think again. These apple and bacon Brussels Sprouts will have you asking for seconds! The post Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Bacon Brussels Sprouts appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The Mockingjay Workout

    Josh Cox
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Discover your inner Mockingjay with this gym workout that will get you pumped up and ready to take on the Capital. The post The Mockingjay Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Men’s Acne Skin Care: The Movember Edition

    Angela
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Why is Acne Skin Care a Concern for Men? Since the skin is the largest organ of the body, it is important for men to also consider their skin health during “Movember.” One skin care issue that troubles men is Acne, especially since testosterone increases oil production in your skin glands. The complication of men’s acne skin care is how to balance harsh acne skin care products without aggravating your beard area. Dr. Bailey tackles men’s acne skin care issues in her original blog post, “Best Men’s Skin Care for Clogged Pores and Acne.“ Dr. Bailey has…
  • Skin Tips: Get Rid of Those Pesky Sunspots!

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Your doctor or skin care professional can use a variety of procedures to get rid of sunspots on your skin. You will get the best results when you combine these procedures with a comprehensive skin care routine that also fights sunspots. Doing both can give you radiant, youthful skin again – a complexion with even color and that’s free of sunspots. This is the fourth post in my series on sun spots. If you missed the other posts they are: What Causes Sun Spots? How Can You Get Rid of Skin Sun Spots? What’s the Best Skin Care to Fade Sun Spots? What procedures work best to lighten and…
  • Oily Skin Care Tips: Make Oily Skin a Thing of the Past

    Angela
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Do you find that your face is shiny even though you are not hot and sweaty? If you wash your face to remove the greasy texture, is your face still somewhat greasy? Is it difficult to find products that do not make your skin even more oily and greasy? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, it appears you might be battling oily skin. As someone who struggles with oily skin daily, Dr. Bailey has created oily skin care tips to keep your overactive oil glands in check. Dr. Bailey discusses a variety of skin care methods to treat and manage oily skin in her new Oily Skin Care…
  • Men, How “No-Shave November” Can Benefit Your Skin

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    Shaving is a ubiquitous morning ritual for men in our culture. We just take it for granted that after puberty a man will shave. It’s like brushing your teeth; you just do it. But, shaving can cause skin problems. And, taking a break from shaving can give your skin a rest. Support Movember, the No-Shave November movement, and give your skin a break too. What are some of the skin problems you can get from shaving? Bockhart’s impetigo Pseudofolliculitis barbae Scars and post-inflammatory dyschromia from continually shaving over acne pimples Translated into English and interpreted, what this…
  • Why You Need to Wear a Sunscreen in Winter

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Do You Need to Wear Sunscreen in Winter? UV rays cause skin aging and they are out all year. Yes, you may notice that the sun rays feel “softer” and less intense in the winter. They are to some extent because UVB, the summer sunburn ray, is much less prevalent. This is also the ray that makes vitamin D. But don’t be fooled.  UVA is out in full force; it is as strong in winter as it is in summer. It causes skin aging and irregular pigment, like melasma and sun spots. To prevent skin aging and irregular skin pigment, you need broad spectrum sun protection all year,…
 
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Treatment for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    Most people have heard of carpal tunnel which is a compression of the medial nerve which affects the wrist and hand.  Similarly, there is a common condition known as tarsal tunnel which affects the ankle and foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of the foot caused by pressure on the posterior tibial nerve as it passes along a passage called the tarsal tunnel just below the bony bit on the inside of the ankle.   What are the Symptoms of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Typical symptoms of tarsal tunnel include numbness and tingling across the bottom of the foot, often at the sole…
  • Can Chiropractic Help with Hiatal Hernia?

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    As many as 10 percent of people over age 40 have a hiatal hernia, and the number increases with age. The exact causes are not known. Some people develop a hiatal hernia after an injury to that area of the body. Some are born with a weakened diaphragm muscle. Children who have a hiatal hernia are usually born with it.   What is Hiatal Hernia? A hiatal hernia occurs when a part of the stomach has passed through the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm into the chest cavity.  The condition is very common and occurs most often in women and older adults.  By age 60 up to 60% of individuals…
  • Treatment for Constipation in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Constipation is a problem many people face. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services over 4 million people in the United States deal with frequent constipation. For many of those, it is a chronic condition that affects their life. In fact, there are nearly 3 million doctor’s visits per year because of constipation.  As a rule, constipation should be suspected if more than three days pass between bowel movements or if there is difficulty or pain when passing a hardened stool. Research done in 2007 and published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics show that many…
  • 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…
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    (((OrthoStreams))) daily news, lists and commentary

  • Zimmer-Biomet announces executive leadership changes

    Tiger Buford
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Zimmer Announces Executive Leadership Team And New Name Of Combined Company Following Closing (press release) WARSAW, Ind., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH and SIX: ZMH) today announced the future executive leadership team and organizational structure of the combined company following the closing of the Biomet transaction. Zimmer also announced that the […]
  • Histogenics, a knee cartilage repair biotech company, to raise $60M in IPO

    Tiger Buford
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    An unmet need for knees: Biotech Histogenics sets terms for $60 million IPO (OrthoSpineNews) Histogenics, a biotech developing a therapy for repairing knee cartilage using its tissue repair platform, announced terms for its IPO on Friday. The Waltham, MA-based company plans to raise $60 million by offering 4.3 million shares at a price range of $13 […]
  • First patient receives Zyga’s Facet Restoration device

    Tiger Buford
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:48 pm
    ZYGA’S FACET RESTORATION STUDY HAS FIRST PATIENT (Orthopedics This Week) The first patient is enrolled in Zyga Technology, Inc.’s facet DUET clinical study. The company announced on November 11, 2014 that Reginald Davis, M.D. FACS, Chief of Neurosurgery at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, performed the first surgery in the study, a multi-site, single-arm study of the […]
  • All Orthopedic companies should look at this QMS tool

    Tiger Buford
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
      Click here to learn more greenlight.guru helps medical device companies bring new products to market faster while ensuring their regulatory compliance & mitigating risk. We built a completely new & innovative QMS software solution exclusively for medical device companies that’s actually practical for them to use. greenlight.guru provides medical device companies a Single Source […]
  • Japan implements major changes to its Medical Device registration process

    Tiger Buford
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    Major Changes to Medical Device Registration Process in Japan (Emergo) Revised medical device registration and approval requirements in Japan will become law November 25, 2014, and will impact several compliance areas for foreign manufactures active in the market, According to Emergo’s Tokyo office. Replacing the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL), the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law (PMDL) […]
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    Heart Sisters

  • Words matter when we describe our heart attack symptoms

    Carolyn Thomas
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    This researcher suggests that it's the way women describe our heart attack symptoms that is confusing physicians. If so, why are our doctors that easily confused?
  • Flexible restraint: it’s what’s missing from all fad diets

    Carolyn Thomas
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Experts tell us that the key to successful and lasting weight loss is a simple eating plan that provides structure without overly tight restrictions that cause feelings of deprivation. And possibly keeping bags of Hawkins Cheezies out of the house . . .
  • Downplaying symptoms: how we pretend it’s NOT a heart attack

    Carolyn Thomas
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    Two important factors impact your chances of surviving a heart attack: PRE-HOSPITAL DELAY (how long you wait before deciding to seek emergency help), and IN-HOSPITAL DELAY (how long you wait in hospital for medical personnel to provide that help). Only the first phase is the one you have complete control over. So don’t blow it.
  • Heart attacks: “Men explode, but women erode”

    Carolyn Thomas
    2 Nov 2014 | 3:16 am
    Did you know that there are what doctors call "male-pattern" and "female-pattern" heart attacks? Trouble is: almost all cardiac research on diagnostics and treatment has been done with male-pattern heart disease in mind. Here's how Dr. Noel Bairey Merz describes the basic anatomy of how "men explode, but women erode" in heart disease.
  • 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."
 
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    Rifton RSS Feed

  • A Great Opportunity for Therapists

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Stories from a physical therapist about donating medical equipment that is no longer needed so that underprivileged children can grow and develop too.
  • TRAM Still Turning Heads

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Mobility Management discusses the multi-tasking ability of the Rifton TRAM to assist people with a variety of disorders and conditions.
  • Aging in Place with the Rifton TRAM

    4 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    ADL Solutions founder Jim Bennett talks about how his aging customers are using the Rifton TRAM to stay in their homes longer.
  • Considerations for Medical Equipment in a Pediatric Life Care Plan

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    As a child grows and develops, so too must their adaptive equipment. Here are some recommendations to help the pediatric life care planner make the best choices.
  • Guidelines for Functional Use of the Rifton HTS

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Want to get the most out of your Rifton Hygiene Toileting System? This in-depth article helps you understand the capabilities and configurations of the HTS, to provide a comfortable, effective experience for the user.
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    maleenhancementguide.org

  • Basic Information About Condoms

    Vita Admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    Before we delve on another male enhancement topic, let’s talk about condoms for male sexual protection. These are widely known and used for reducing chances of unwanted pregnancy as well as transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) during intercourse. It is important to note what your best condom choices are, whether you’re using it for birth control or for avoiding contracting the disease. Condoms are also known as rubber or latex, and they work by acting as a barrier that stops bodily fluid exchange during sex. There are two kinds of condoms: (1) male condom, which goes over…
  • Are You Having These Common Male Urinary Issues?

    Vita Admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    Let’s discuss another crucial area of men’s health and wellness, which is urinary function. Your urinary system excretes water-soluble waste from your body through your urine, and also assists in maintaining the right balance of water and chemicals in the body. Beware, though, as disorders of the urinary tract may take place and affect this important function, potentially cascading into other negative health effects. Take note of these three common urinary problems in men, and their possible causes and signs: Urinary retention – This is the inability to empty the bladder, and…
  • Want to Reduce Your Stomach Size? Here Are Go-to Exercises

    Vita Admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    It is very important that you maintain a healthy weight – not for your general wellness, but also for optimal sexual functioning. Erectile dysfunction can be the result of chronic disease, so you should always keep your weight, fitness level, and other bodily functions in check. Among the common problem areas not only for men but also women is the stomach. This part can store excess visceral fat if you are reckless with what you eat and your lifestyle choices. Here’s some good news: there are stomach reduction exercises that men can do to address extra fat and tone your abs. Here are some…
  • How to Perform Kegel Exercises Properly

    Vita Admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Look no further than exercise if you are looking for male enhancement benefits developed and obtained naturally. Kegel exercises could be what you’re looking for – they involve the seemingly tricky yet actually simple act of squeezing your pelvic floor muscles as if you are stopped urine flow or preventing flatulence. They were developed by Dr. Arnold Kegel and are useful not just for male sexual enhancement, but also in preparing pregnant women for childbirth. Kegels can be done better once you have identified and activated your pelvic floor muscles. Weak pelvic floor muscles are an…
  • 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.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Deciphering Post-Exertional Malaise

    Leigh Reynolds
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Guest Blog by Dane B. Cook, PhD On September 18, 2014, Dane B. Cook, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Solve ME/CFS Initiative 2011 funded investigator, presented a webinar on the system biology approach his team is taking to provide a clear picture as to what causes post-exertional malaise. You can access the full recording of the webinar HERE. In this guest post for our blog, Dr. Cook reviews the material presented and tackles the many questions we received from webinar participants. __________ Post-exertional malaise (PEM) has been…
  • Two Important Federal Meetings Just 4 Days Apart

    Leigh Reynolds
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    With only 4 days in between them, December offers two very important meetings to the ME/CFS community. On December 3-4, the CFS Advisory committee (CFSAC) will hold its third and final meeting of 2014. Then on December 9-10, after nearly 10 months of discussion, debate and anxiety among the ME/CFS community, the Pathway to Prevention Workshop for Advancing Treatment in ME/CFS will occur. Both in DC and both available via webcast. Details on both of the meetings, including links to registration information is offered below. With already overburdened December schedules taxing any ME/CFS…
  • SMCI – Just The Facts

    Leigh Reynolds
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Who we are Founded in 1987, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) is one of the longest standing organizations serving myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) patients and advancing rigorous research. Long known as the CFIDS Association of America, we changed our name in early 2014 to better reflect the structure of our organization and the mission we serve. A national organization with international reach, led by a volunteer board of directors composed almost entirely of patients and their families. Our mission: Make ME/CFS understood, diagnosable and treatable. Our core…
  • The Importance of a Representative Patient Population for Research

    Suzanne Vernon
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Over the past 4 years, the SolveCFS BioBank™ has become a sought after resource for ME/CFS research. Ten of the brightest investigators from the best medical institutions have used the samples and information from the SolveCFS BioBank™ to conduct research in the following areas:  case definition patient-reported outcomes autoimmunity viral pathogens epigenetics immune function biomarker validation Importantly, 8 of these 10 researchers are new to ME/CFS research, most of them recruited to the field by our organization.  And ours is an illness which NEEDS more researchers…and much more…
  • SolveCFS BioBank: Then, Now & the Next Evolution

    Suzanne Vernon
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The SolveCFS BioBank™ was approved by the Genetic Alliance for operation in April 2010, launching with a partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and several of the top ME/CFS expert clinicians in the U.S. This initial study was very specific – to determine if XMRV could be found.  We enrolled 240 cases and 87 healthy controls, collected information about symptoms and collected from each participant four tubes of blood.  By August of 2011, it was clear that XMRV was not associated with ME/CFS so this study ended.  (Results of the study have just been published in the open access…
 
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    Health Blog

  • Study Reveals That Neck Pain is More Common in Women Than Men

    Health Blog
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Researchers reveal that neck pain is more prevalent in women when compared to men, regardless of age or occupation. Young women who are stressed have more neck pain compared to their male counterparts. Everyday life is also seen to be more stressful by women. There’s a continuing debate as to why joint and muscle pain like neck pain are so prevalent, and why this appears to be more common in women than in men. It’s known that manual labour involving heavy lifting or assembly work involving a lot of arm lifting above shoulder height can result in neck pain. By taking a look at a group…
  • Exposure to Cockroach Allergens Associated With Asthma Prevalence

    Health Blog
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    The asthma prevalence in school entering children in New York City can vary anywhere between 3% and 19% by neighborhood, and 2 to 3 times the difference in asthma risk were found in children who grew up within walking distance of each other. Researchers compared the household presence of mouse, cockroach, dust mite, cat, and other allergens in high asthma prevalence neighborhoods to that in low asthma prevalence neighborhoods. Cockroach, cat and mouse allergens were substantially higher in homes situated in neighborhoods where asthma is more prevalent and that children living in these homes…
  • Daytime Nap Lowers Average Blood Pressure after Mental Stress

    Health Blog
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Sleeping for about 60 minutes in the daytime could lower average blood pressure following mental stress. Researchers looked at how a daytime nap impacts cardiovascular recovery after a stress test, and discovered that those individuals who slept for a minimum of 45 minutes in the daytime had lower average blood pressure following psychological stress than individuals who didn’t sleep. Shift work, long work schedules, increased anxiety and an increased television viewing late at night and usage of the internet have had an effect on nocturnal sleep. We don’t sleep as long as we once…
  • Coffee and Sex Triggers That Increase the Risk of Brain Aneurysm

    Health Blog
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    As a result of having sex to drinking coffee to blowing your nose, the risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm could temporarily be increased. Researchers revealed 8 key triggers which seem to raise the risk of intracranial aneurysm, a weakness within the wall of a blood vessel in the brain that commonly results in it ballooning. If it ruptures, it could cause a subarachnoid hemorrhage which is a stroke due to bleeding at the base of the brain. Approximately 2% of the general population has intracranial aneurysms, but not many rupture. Establishing population attributable risk, the portion of…
  • LDL Cholesterol Needed to Gain More Muscle Mass

    Health Blog
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Low-density lipoprotein, usually referred to as LDL cholesterol, the so called “bad cholesterol”, might not be so bad after all, in particular with individuals who exercise. Researchers reveal that LDL cholesterol isn’t as bad as it’s been made out to be recently and that new attitudes should be put into practice regarding the substance. The researchers evaluated 52 individuals aged 60 – 69 who were in generally healthy although not physically active, and not one of them were taking part in a training program. The research revealed that following relatively…
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Consulting Doctors from multiple specialties – helpful or even more confusing?

    Editor
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    A 60 years old man who had undergone a CABG surgery, persistently experienced mild irritation in the area surrounding the surgical scar. After consulting an array of Specialists and getting diverse opinions from each one of them regarding the diagnosis & further treatment plan, MediAngels came to his rescue. The Right Doctor was chosen relevant to his condition & apt treatment was given which provided him the much needed relief!
  • A Correct Medical Second Opinion can make all the difference!

    Editor
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Read this story of a 54 year old patient suffering from Mediastinal infection post a bypass surgery, who sought a Medical Second Opinion through MediAngels. The Infectious Diseases Specialist opined on the case and prescribed the appropriate medications. Not only did the patient benefit from the Dr’s treatment, but also his cardiac health was saved from getting compromised.
  • 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!
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    Healing Talks

  • Putin speaks about the US being a force for destabilizing our world

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    (Healingtalks) The following 3 minute video offers a glimpse of a much longer talk, covered in a near three hour video also posted below, and in which Putin outlines how the US, at the behest of its corporation and central bank, is working to destabilize countries around the world to fulfill its agenda, often by […]
  • Conferences to launch Stanislav and Christina Grof Foundation and honor their work

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Launching the Grof Foundation This 26th of October 2014 marked the launching of the new Stanislav and Christina Grof Foundation at the Women’s Building in the heart of San Francisco. This landmark event was attended by between 50-60 individuals, by my count, including Stanislav and his brother Paul Grof, Kenneth Edward Sloan, Executive Director of […]
  • 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 […]
 
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  • 5 best Herbal Medicine Books

    Tomas Hubot
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and Food Supplements Natural health’s number-one bestseller for more than twenty years, completely revised and updated. With more than five million copies sold, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. A pioneer in the field of nutritional healing, Phyllis Balch passionately and meticulously researched and compiled this groundbreaking book. Now, a generation later, her message…
  • How to Overcome Alcohol Addiction Even When You Drink Everyday

    Tomas Hubot
    7 Jan 2014 | 2:55 am
    Should I just reduce my alcohol intake or should I eliminate it completely? This is the question that bothers most alcoholics. Some argue that they have their alcoholic intake under control, and that they can do it on special occasions. For others, there is no other recourse than to completely detach themselves from alcohol consumption. However, the important question is this: cut back on drinking or stop drinking completely? The answer to this question actually depends on a number of important factors. You may want to quit drinking altogether for a number of reasons. - Uncontrolled drinking-…
  • Essential Oils Can Help With Food Addictions

    Tomas Hubot
    27 Dec 2013 | 1:01 am
    Food addictions are more common than people realize. There are many people addicted to fast food, junk food, fatty foods, and/or sugar. Often, the person may realize that the foods are not healthy for them, but they are unable to stop eating those foods because of the compulsive response to eat. Essential oils can be beneficial to break the cycle of addictive behavior. They can help to lift the mental state and strengthen the resolve to stay away from the trigger foods. Also, it is common for people to experience a reduction in addictive cravings and a decrease in negative symptoms when they…
  • Essential Oils Help to Bum Fat

    Tomas Hubot
    14 Dec 2013 | 1:00 am
    Using essential oils on location where excess fat is stored may be helpful to help emulsify, reduce, or eliminate fat in the body. For example, some people are concerned about cellulite and fat storage on their thighs and butt, and using essential oils topically may actually help to shrink the fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite. The best way to use the oils in this case is by using essential oils along with a carrier oil, and rubbing it onto the location of concern. You may consider trying a combination of any of these essential oils: Grapefruit Cypress Eucalyptus Wintergreen…
  • Homemade Bath Bombs

    Tomas Hubot
    1 Dec 2013 | 1:06 am
    Since I love all things fizzy, bath bombs are my personal favorite beauty treat. Drop one in your bath for a delightful sparkling treat. It’s like pink champagne for the body! Basic Batli Bomb 1          cup citric acid 2          cups baking soda 3          tablespoons kaolin clay 3 tablespoons sweet almond oil Witch hazel 10-20 drops body friendly essential oil Herbs Place the dry ingredients in a glass bowl and work with gloved hands until there are no lumps. Add the sweet almond oil and the essential oil of choice to the mixture. Blend with a whisk. Test the…
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  • When they tell you “you’re LESS THAN,” here’s what to do…

    Kat Fulton
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:31 am
    I had a BLAST at #AMTA14! Thank you for the memories and good times. AND, exciting news about my company’s little experiment called “Music Therapy Ed” – We have now surpassed 3,000 music therapists getting the Tuesday Shout-Out. (That’s only half the field, so we still have work to do.) If you haven’t jumped on […]
  • TAKE THE QUIZ: What kind of therapist business-owner are YOU?

    Kat Fulton
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    We are LIVE from #AMTA14! Julie Palmieri and I are teaching a CMTE course on refining your online marketing. We’ve got 12 brilliant music therapists in the room with us =) Refining your message online is what we are PASSIONATE about and so happy to share. And! Today I’m releasing a free QUIZ: What kind […]
  • What Might Be Missing From Your Heart-Based Business

    Kat Fulton
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Here’s a common concern: If we put too much of our heads in, then we lose the heart, soul, and magic of it all. So, we lose our heads instead. I’m determined to debunk that idea. The TRUTH is that the more magic appears, the more impactful science becomes. The more intelligence mixed in, the […]
  • 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 […]
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  • The Best Strategy to Solve Any Problem

    Roman Soluk
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Every day you face many challenges and problems that require your attention and immediate solutions. These problems are different and can be more or less significant. Simple tasks you can easily solve in your mind but you wouldn’t manage to deal with significant problems without a special strategy. Using such strategy will help you not only to solve the problem but to save time and effort. Here are several tips that will help you to make the solution of any problem easier and to avoid stress. Tips to solve any life problem 1. Understand the problem Describe the nature of the problem for…
  • 10 Tips that Develop Positive Attitude Toward Life

    Roman Soluk
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    In order to be happy you must have the right attitude to life, but not every person knows what it really is. After all, when you have a positive outlook on life, you create happiness and success for yourself. Everything is up to you and only you can decide what way to choose. This article will help you to understand what a positive attitude to life is and will give you several useful tips how to develop it. How to develop positive attitude to life 1. Use positive affirmations They will help you to change your mindset and make it more positive thus changing your attitude to life. Learn how to…
  • 15 Things that Prevent You from Enjoying Your Life

    Roman Soluk
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Are you curious to know why everything in life seems wrong? Why you can’t live to the fullest? What prevents you from enjoying your life? These are some things that you should stop worrying about and start living your life to the fullest. Read also: How to Start Enjoying Your Life Today Things that prevent from enjoying your life 1. Money Yeah, money! It may seem strange but many people just can’t live normally as they constantly chase money and wealth. They need it all the time and sometimes forget and miss really important things in their lives. 2. Thoughts about future Planning…
  • 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…
 
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  • Heavy drinkers aren’t necessarily alcoholics, but may be “almost alcoholics”

    Patrick J. Skerrett
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Nearly one-third of American adults are “excessive” drinkers, but only 10% of them have alcohol use disorder (alcoholism). Those numbers, published yesterday in a national survey, shine a new light on alcohol consumption in America. “This study shows that, contrary to popular opinion, most people who drink too much are not alcohol dependent or alcoholics,” said Dr. Robert Brewer, Alcohol Program Lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and one of the report’s authors, in a press release. The term excessive drinking covers several different…
  • Can an app help you lose weight?

    Daniel Pendick
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Smartphones and tablets combine an extraordinary amount of portable computing power with connectivity to the world via cell phone signal and WiFi. Many health entrepreneurs are trying to harness that power to help people to get healthier. According to one estimate, the number of health apps for phones may already top 40,000. Now the tough question: Do they actually work? A study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine on one popular weight-loss app finds that the answer is “not so much.” University of California, Los Angeles researchers put to scientific scrutiny a…
  • Two bad reasons for not getting a flu shot

    Nancy Ferrari
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’re nearly a full month into fall, and flu season. You may have gotten a notice from your doctor that you can get a flu shot in his or her office. You pick up a prescription and the pharmacist mentions that flu shots are available at the pharmacy. Or your workplace offers a flu shot clinic. Yet you haven’t taken advantage of these offers. And you aren’t alone. Two common reasons people give for avoiding the flu shot are 1) it will give me the flu and 2) it won’t work. Neither are accurate. Who should get a flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
  • Two tricks to make it easier to swallow pills

    Heidi Godman
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    The expression that something is “a hard pill to swallow” isn’t just a metaphor. Swallowing pills can be difficult and downright unpleasant. It causes one in three people to gag, vomit, or choke. That may keep people from sticking to their medication routines, which can make them sicker. “We often see people who can swallow food and liquid just fine, but have difficulty with pills. Some people have an aversion to swallowing pills, and others have physical issues that affect their ability to swallow,” says Denise Ambrosi, director of the Speech-Language Pathology…
  • Medicare says it will cover lung cancer scans for long-time smokers

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    In a post last week, my colleague Beverly Merz, executive editor of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, explained the benefits of lung scans for long-term smokers. She also pointed out that while these scans will be covered by most private health insurance beginning in 2015, an advisory panel for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended last spring that Medicare not cover these scans. Yesterday, CMS announced that it would cover the cost of low-dose CT scans for people between the ages of 55 and 74 who smoke, or who quit within the last 15 years, and who have a…
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  • How to Deal with Allergies in the Bedroom

    submit
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Written by: Bedding Style It often seems like allergy season has no end. If it’s not pollen in the spring and summer, it’s mold in the fall. Once winter arrives, you think you can finally breathe easy, but you soon realize that you’re suffering from allergies then, too. These are indoor allergies, and they’re caused by the fact that the air in your home can be as much as five times dirtier than the air outside. Furthermore, allergens are likely to affect you the most in your bedroom, where they settle in your bedding collections. If you want to sleep better at night…
  • Research show green tea brings cancer suppression benefits

    elegant
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Guest post is provided by Cellan Diet Pills. EGCG contained in green tea known to inhibit DHT, a byproduct of testosterone that increases with age. Cellan Diet is rich in EGCG due to 100 percent green tea extract contained in the supplement. Green tea is made by steaming and drying. This process helps to maintain its many benefits. Many of the benefits of the polyphenol known as EGCG and found in green tea including cardiovascular and cancer benefits are well documented. One of the lesser known benefits of EGCG is that it can inhibit dihydrotestosterone or DHT activity in your body. As we get…
  • Lose weight to stop formation of gallstones

    elegant
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Guest post is provided by Coleanse. Gallstones are caused by cholesterol and bile salt. If you feel sudden and severe pain caused by gallstones, immediate action is needed. Loosing fat and cholesterol is one way to avoid gallstones and Coleanse Diet made of all natural ingredients can help. Little pebble like formations made of cholesterol and bile salt in the gallbladder are known as gallstones. Each year, more than one million Americans gets it but only 25 percent of them require any treatment for it. Some of the known symptoms of gallstones include irritable bowel syndrome. An ultrasound…
  • Is colon cleansing helpful?

    elegant
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Guest post is provided by Coleanse Pills. Healthcare specialists discourage using colon cleansers such as supplements, colonics and colonic irrigation. However, to improve the function of gastrointestinal tract safely and effectively could be achieved through the use of a gentle colon cleanser such as Coleanse Diet made of all natural ingredients. Using a supplement to cleanse your colon as well as colonics and colonic irrigation are some of the common methods of cleansing a colon. Many medical professionals do not recommend colon cleansing unless they are preparing you for a colonoscopy or…
  • Power to fight diseases as we age

    elegant
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Guest post is provided by Cellan. Researchers find that power to fight diseases diminish as we age and some T cells may be able to stabilize with lifestyle changes and supplements. Cellan Diet contains natural ingredients that may help to improve disease fighting power. As we age, we tend to lose the immune response capability reducing our power to fight diseases. This is why we get more inflammatory and infectious diseases as we get older. Not all elderly are suffering from diseases. Some age beautifully without any health issues. But many are prone to numerous diseases according to…
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  • Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 104

    Niall Hamilton
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 104 Question 1 As you pull back the curtain, your next patient bursts into a bout of uncontrollable laughter. Because it surely can’t be due to your appearance, you decide this patient must suffer from…? Reveal Answer Gelastic seizures Gelastic seizures are epileptic events characterized by bouts of laughter. Laughter-like vocalization is usually combined with facial contraction in the form of a smile. Autonomic features such as flushing, tachycardia, and altered respiration are widely recognized. [PMC 2646637 ] Question 2 What is the…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 058

    Soren Rudolph
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Welcome to the 58th 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…
  • Take Heart Australia

    Mike Cadogan
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Guest Post by Professor Paul Middleton, emergency physician and founder of Take Heart Australia I have spent the last 20 years practicing emergency medicine on the ground and in the air. I have attended countless cardiac arrests both in hospital and the pre-hospital setting; performed compressions on hundreds of chests; sent countless joules of energy through wobbling hearts, and squirted buckets of adrenaline into cannulae, IO needles and ET tubes…but I still have an empty feeling inside – I know we can do better. We hear about cardiac arrest all the time, and as clinicians…
  • LITFL Review 156

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Welcome to the 156th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Is clot retrieval in ischemic stroke the next development? Caution in allowing one marginally positive study to change practice. Rory Spiegel implores us to study our past mistakes (NINDS-2) so as to avoid repeating…
  • Let There be Light

    Kristin Boyle
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    I have been an emergency registrar approximately forever. Some people’s training years form a crisp, well defined, early-adult life phase. Mine are evolving into a meandering opus. In early 2013, awake with a newborn in the wee hours of the morning, (a highly recommended setting for major life decision making) I concocted an audacious plan to Finish My Training. Rotations, exam sittings and an interstate move all slotted in with tetris-like precision, it was brilliant in theory but too fragile for in vivo conditions. Such was the interdependency of the various elements that an unexpected…
 
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  • Mamis, obsesión por el orden o estrés por el desorden?

    Mailhyn Cafiero
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Desde siempre existen las personas obsesionadas por el orden y la limpieza y aquellas a las que el desorden no les afecta en lo más mínimo, pero que pasa cuando te conviertes en mamá?; Empiezan a llegar los juguetes que eventualmente estarán regados por toda la casa, tendrás ropita por todos lados y casi siempre [...]
  • 3 Maneras Diferentes de Comer Espinacas

    Mailhyn Cafiero
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Hace poco fuimos a compartir con unos amigos un fin de semana y gracias a ellos descubrimos una nueva forma de comer espinacas. En mi experiencia personal, desde niña había comido espinacas hervidas o al vapor, y la verdad, es que cocinadas de esa manera no me resultan muy apetitosas (cosa que debo admitir con [...]
  • Cómo Cuidar el Pelo desde Dentro para Recuperar su Atractivo Natural

    Iván de León
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    El cabello, a diferencia de tu ropa, es un referente de moda y belleza que siempre vas a llevar contigo, así que más vale cuidarlo para que luzca hermoso y con su atractivo natural. Pero, ¿cómo hacer que siempre se vea espectacular? El pelo es muy resistente, pero puede perder su calidad y atractivo si [...]
  • Gnocchi Toscana con Tramezzino Caprese con Calidad Italiamo

    Iván de León
    2 Mar 2014 | 2:39 am
    Hoy nos vamos a Italia gracias a Supermercados LIDL y sus productos de calidad Italiamo, toda una passione italiana, que salen a la venta a partir del lunes 3 de marzo de 2014. El menú de hoy: - Tramezzino caprese (una especie de sándwich tostado con un tope caprese). - Gnocchi di patate (ñoquis de [...]
  • Manzanas Val Venosta para la Salud Mental y Emocional

    Iván de León
    19 Feb 2014 | 6:23 am
    Cuando se trata de mejorar nuestra capacidad mental y controlar nuestro estado de ánimo tenemos varias opciones, desde meditar, hacer ejercicio o escuchar música hasta comer manzanas Val Venosta. Así es, las manzanas contienen flavonoides que son beneficiosos para nuestra salud mental y emocional. Recientemente, basado en un reciente estudio británico, se ha demostrado que [...]
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  • Early Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer – Breast Cancer Symptoms

    HealthyDis
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:03 pm
    For may breast cancer patients, the recovery and prognosis is high once the cancer is detected at an early stage. It is therefore important that you know how to detect the early warning signs of breast cancer so you can find the best treatment possible for the disease. But how do we find the early […]
  • Early Stroke Warning Signs – Warning Signs Of Stroke Symptoms

    HealthyDis
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Stroke is a condition in which the brain does not have enough oxygen to function properly. This happens when the blood flow in the brain is either blocked or has spilled out due to a rupture in a blood vessel. Usually, people will just have the warning signs immediately before the actual stroke happens. That […]
  • Causes Of Thick Feeling In Throat – Always Have Thick Mucus In Throat

    HealthyDis
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:38 am
    A person who usually have thick feeling in throat end up being diagnosed with allergies. Sometimes, the thick saliva that clings in the throat needs to be cleared out due to severe amount of discomfort. However, the more important thing is that you know what causes scratchy throat that leads to thick feeling inside. What […]
  • 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 […]
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  • A dilemma involving an aggressive partner

    Editor
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Kaya and Mark have been in a relationship for a little over a year now and are attending couples counselling. Halfway through the session, the therapist asks for more information about the fights they are having. Kaya reports that Mark recently pushed her into a wall, and that he sometimes viciously pulls things like her phone, the TV remote amongst others out of her hand. Mark admits to this, and responds by accusing Kaya of pushing him once, which Kaya says was in self-defence. When Kaya first met Mark he was extremely charming and always kind to her, if at times a little possessive and…
  • CBT techniques: Cognitive and behavioural

    Editor
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:43 pm
    In CBT, verbal techniques are used to bring forth the client’s automatic thoughts, analyse the logic behind the thoughts, identify unhelpful assumptions, and examine the validity of the assumptions. Assumptions, once identified, are open to modification, which can occur by asking the client if the assumption seems reasonable, by having the client generate reasons for and against maintaining the assumption, and by presenting evidence contrary to the assumptions. Specific cognitive techniques include the following: Decatastrophising: the “what-if” technique which helps clients prepare for…
  • 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…
 
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  • How To Create A Vegetarian Meal For Kidney Disease Patients

    Dorsa
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    With all of the benefits of a vegetarian diet, many people are choosing to try a few new things. Especially for kidney disease patients, a vegetarian diet can be extremely beneficial to help lessen uncomfortable symptoms and even potentially slow the progression of kidney disease. To help you start your new healthier diet, you might need a few tips. Here is how to create a vegetarian meal for your kidney disease patients. Breakfast 2 carbohydrate choices: Such as white bread, toast, oatmeal, cream of wheat, cereal, or muffin. 1 fruit: Such as one serving of fruit from a can, one apple, or…
  • Tips For Eating Healthy During The Holidays With Kidney Disease

    Dorsa
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are a time of celebration and family togetherness. They also tend to be a time of over-indulgence and over-eating. After all, when you think of the holidays you likely think of things like putting up decorations, wrapping gifts, and what you are going to cook for your big holiday meal. If you have kidney disease, you have to be careful about what you eat. Many typical holiday meals are full of sugar, sodium, and lots of other stuff that you should be monitoring with your diet. Luckily, you can still enjoy the holidays and manage to eat healthy. Here are a few tips to make eating…
  • 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…
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  • Rise in anti-psychotic scripts for kids is a serious worry

    Erica Neill, Post Doctoral Researcher at Monash University
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Children exhibit signs of psychotic illness in very rare cases. Philippa Willitts/Flickr, CC BY-NCNews this week that as many as 100,000 prescriptions for anti-psychotics were written for Australian children in 2013 is cause for concern. Though the drugs may be appropriate in a small number of cases, their possibly irreversible side effects make them highly undesirable for use in children. Anti-psychotic drugs have traditionally been prescribed to adults with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. While these medicines are often the best option for treating such…
  • Serial: murder, mystery and the science of memory

    Amanda Barnier, Professor of Cognitive Science and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Macquarie University
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    The podcast Serial investigates the murder of 18-year-old American student Hae Min Lee 15 years ago. LukaTDB/ShutterstockCan you recall what you were doing last Wednesday between 2.15pm and 2.36pm? Where were you? What did you see? Who did you talk to? How well do you remember those 21 minutes? Now try to recall Wednesday six weeks ago. What about a Wednesday 15 years ago? How detailed and accurate do you think your memories are of these recent or long-ago events? An addictive new weekly podcast, Serial, asks questions such as these to “search for the truth” about the murder of…
  • Fixing broken health systems in the aftermath of conflict

    Barbara Mcpake, Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health at University of Melbourne
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Crowding in refugee and internal displacement camps create conditions ripe for disease transmission. Conflict continues to afflict the globe at a seemingly undiminished rate. The world’s attention is focused on Syria and Iraq in an escalating conflict that has resulted in about three million refugees from Syria and nearly two million internally displaced people within Iraq. Less attention is focused on the many smaller conflicts. Within the Asia-Pacific region, continuing low-level conflicts – such as those between the Indigenous populations of West Papua and Indonesia, and sectarian…
  • Brain food: diet's impacts on students are too big to ignore

    Jonathan Foster, Curtin Senior Fellow, Professor &amp; Clinical Neuropsychologist at Curtin University
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    High intake of take-away foods, red and processed meat, soft drinks, and fried and refined food is a risk factor for poor academic performance. Jay Peg/Flickr, CC BY-NCAs their children submit themselves to the ordeal of all-important end-of-year exams, parents of high school and university students may be wondering what they can do to help. One thing they ought to consider in particular is diet and its potential impact on academic outcomes. Unfortunately, there’s relatively little research into the effect of nutrition on scholastic performance in young adults. But we do know that what we…
  • Sterilisation deaths: family planning isn't just economics

    Nathan Grills, Public health physician and post-doctoral researcher, Nossal Institute of Global Health at University of Melbourne
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    The death of 13 women in sterilisation camps in India has caused uproar. AAPPublic outcry, demonstrations and riots have followed the death of 13 women at a government female sterilisation camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Investigators have blamed tainted medicines and expect the death toll to rise as 20 women remain in hospital in the state capital, Raipur. Many people may find the whole idea of sterilisation programs abhorrent given contemporary birth control methods are better than any time in history. But the controversy here is not about the utility of birth control and family…
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  • Diet and Exercises Keep Anemia Away

    Atanu Majumdar
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Anemia occurs due to lower amount of red blood cells in the body. The red blood cells are those cells, which carries oxygen throughout the body. The main reason for the above cause is the deficiency of minerals, especially iron in the body, which eventually fails to make enough hemoglobin. It affects children and pregnant The post Diet and Exercises Keep Anemia Away appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Mushroom Omelet with Pepper Jack Cheese

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

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

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

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

    Administrator
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Our attitudes, lifestyle, and level of connection our inner self is what determines true beauty. The purest and simplest form of beauty comes when we find inner peace. But there are also pure and simple ways to cultivate beauty from without. The skin is susceptible to many things, including poor... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Coping with Sudden Medical Costs

    Jennifer Smith
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Even with health insurance, an unexpected injury or illness can have a devastating effect on your life and your finances. It doesn’t help that medical treatments in the U.S. are often several times more expensive than in other countries. For example, a CT scan of the abdomen costs an... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 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
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  • Don’t Give Up! Uplifting Advice For The Cancer Fight

    HealthyGirl
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It is well-known that cancer is a dangerous disease, but what is not as widely known is all the different ways cancer can affect your health. You should know how cancer effects your health, and stay educated about it. This article is a helpful resource for living with cancer. Sugar can contribute to cancer growing in your body, so reduce your consumption of this product. Sugar is what cancer cells use to grow, so eliminating sugar completely can help to starve out your cancer. This alone will not eliminate cancer, but use it with other tactics to keep cancer away. For both patient and family,…
  • Learn All About Acupuncture With These Tips.

    HealthyGirl
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Do you know what acupuncture entails?Keep reading to find out more about acupuncture and consider whether the practice might fit into your life. You do not need to fear acupuncture because the pins usually aren’t painful. This means that you’re not have to deal with pain. They work in health care and tips are generally these types of people aren’t expecting you to give them tips. TIP! Talk to your insurer before scheduling an appointment. Some treatments might be covered whereas others may not be. Have the persistence and wherewithal to stick with your acupuncture plan. Your…
  • Stop Smoking With Proven Methods That Work

    HealthyGirl
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    TIP! When it comes to smoking cessation, do not make things even harder than they already are. It is not usually wise to try and quit cold turkey. Quitting comes about through determination and a positive attitude, so try using the tips below to get started. Follow this advice, and you will quickly realize that quitting is not as difficult as you imagined. TIP! When you are trying to quit smoking, consider trying hypnosis. An experienced, licensed hypnotist could help you to quit smoking for life. Putting things on paper can have a profound effect on your entire outlook. This can help you to…
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Unconditional Love is All You Need

    Carmelo Cincotta
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com The attributes that you need to have a successful relationship with someone are really common to all human beings. For me, the most important attribute is having unconditional love, but this could mean different things to different people. Therefore, it is important to find out what this means to the person you are considering as a love partner. The reason people begin a relationship in love and end up in a relationship in hate is because they do not ask enough questions. The higher the quality of questions you ask, the higher the quality results you will receive.
  • Black Cumin – Life Elixir For Every Illness

    BeWellBuzz
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:07 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Black Cumin seeds, also known as Nigella Sativa — has been used to successfully heal the body — for over 3,300 years, since their first reported discovery in Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb. Part of the buttercup family, the seeds are dark, thin, and crescent-shaped when whole. There have been reports of these “magical” seeds used throughout history in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and India. Regarded throughout the entire Middle East as one of the most powerful anti-carcinogenic herbs ever existing… Cleopatra used it as a beauty treatment. Queen…
  • 7 Reasons Why Flu Shot May Be More Dangerous Than The Flu

    BeWellBuzz
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com The flu season is upon us and the ads about flu shot are spreading like a wild fire. We want you to stop for a minute and think about blindly accepting a well-marketed business. Yes, you read it right, flu vaccine is a money-driven business. There are many far more effective ways to prevent the flu by supporting your immune system with antiviral and anti-bacterial gifts from Mather Nature like garlic, oregano oil, ginger… There are natural ways to boost your immune system during this elevated time of exposure. Why buy into the hype of the dangerous pharmaceutical…
  • The Power Of Thoughts

    BeWellBuzz
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Ever wondered about the power of thoughts? Check out another amazing video from spirit science on how much power our thoughts really hold. Watch this and pass it on, it’s important that more people understand how powerful thoughts are. We are truly a reflection of our thoughts. For more videos like this head over to http://thespiritscience.net/spirit/about-spirit-science/! Author informationBeWellBuzzLarry & Oksana Ostrovsky, founders of BeWellBuzz, are Life Upgrade Coaches committed to helping you navigate through the latest natural health and personal…
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  • Fun in the Big Apple: Spending an Unforgettable New York Vacation!

    Jim Long
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    New York City basically has everything for everybody. So, if you are planning to go on a New York vacation, you can be sure that you will find plenty of things to do that will surely interest you and let you have a lot of fun. Whether you are traveling alone or with your family, [...]
  • Most Attractive City Destinations: Top 10 Must-Visit Places for Savvy Travelers

    Jim Long
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:15 am
    Where would you go if you had money to spare and all the time in the world to take a tour of the most beautiful cities in the world? Many cities in different parts of the world are hailed for their natural landscapes and seascapes, stunning structures, design, and interesting culture. If you’re listing the [...]
  • You got to take it higher… (Benefits of increasing your metabolism)

    Jim Long
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Did you know that the key to a successful weight loss is by mellowing down your metabolism? Metabolism is the process of burning calories in your body which happens naturally even if you are not exerting any effort- yes including when you are sleeping. Metabolism, if increased, would result in taking much fluid thus weight loss [...]
  • 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 [...]
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  • New Dietary Supplement Better than Vitamin D or Calcium?

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

  • Can You Really Build Muscles Without Weights?

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    It may seem like it would be impossible to actually bulk up your body without lifting weights, but in fact you can build muscles without weights. While many people love going to the gym or using weights at home, that’s not always the best choice. Gym memberships can drain your budget and many times it’s a commitment many can’t follow through with. Outfitting your home gym can be expensive as well and take up a lot of space in your home; but if you’ve decided you can’t do either of these things, you can still build muscle. You actually have a built-in weight…
  • Prevent Burnout in Your Homeschool

    Donna Vail
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Burnout is a common occurrence for parents who home educate because we tend to take on so much, are the full-time care takers of our children in addition to all other responsibilities already in place and especially when it’s carried out in a “schoolish” fashion by recreating the school model in the home. The number one reason for burnout is fatigue. First and foremost you have to take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself enables you to care of others. This is something you can control, even in the most strenuous circumstances. Getting enough rest and caring for your…
  • 7 Reasons You Should Be Talking About Health Coaching

    AnnaLaura Brown
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you heard about health coaching? If so, do you really know what health coaching is? If not, you really should learn.  From my experience as I have started a health coach certification program, many people either don’t know what health coaching is, or they think they know but they don’t have a complete and accurate idea of it. Furthermore many others don’t really understand the value that health coaching can bring to the healthcare industry and how it is going to revolutionize healthcare. So here are 7 reasons you should be talking about health coaching and reasons why health…
  • chocolate pudding moments

    Emily McMason
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is a harmonica playing. Somewhere, nearby, a neighbor is playing out on their porch. Just as I am sitting watching the sunset on mine. And it reminds me of chocolate pudding. The story of The Chocolate Pudding has taken on mythical proportions at our house. It stars my Mom, who has more patience with children than anyone I know She who has a song or game or distraction or story up her sleeve for every parenting situation. I was a toddler. My Dad was in med school. The four servings of dessert from the night before had one dish remaining. And my Mom, who defines selflessness, ate it. By…
  • Foods That Can Actually Cause Stress

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Stress can be caused by a variety of things - from work issues to financial situations.  It’s a normal reaction every human experiences in situations they weren’t prepared for.  Sometimes, though, stress can be caused by simple situations – such as consuming certain food items that wreak havoc on your body and emotions.  Here are some foods that can cause stress when you eat too much of them: Caffeine -  is known as a stimulant.  So, when you are trying to relax, having a caffeine-boost isn’t the answer to your problem.  You don’t have to remove it completely, but you…
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    Primal Toad

  • Fear Is Amazing!

    Todd Dosenberry
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    While allowing warm water spit all over my body this morning in the shower, I decided that fear is amazing. It’s not good or bad…. It’s Amazing! I’m serious. What if we changed our attitude towards fear? Our perspective? I mean, we are human beings after all. And we are alive. Alive! You are a living, breathing miracle. Fear is a part of you. A part of me. A part of every living thing. Consider squirrels. They scurry around our yards while stuffing nut after nut into their mouth. Once they see or here us they stand up for a brief second to analyze their environment…
  • Do You Have 5 Minutes?

    Todd Dosenberry
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    If you don’t have 5 minutes then you surely have 5 seconds. That’s all it takes. There must be something that you’ve been putting off for a long time. You think you don’t have the time even though you do. You have 5 seconds to start. Me? For the past few weeks I’ve been wanting to begin blogging again. I’ve had this nagging itch that has never left me. But I kept telling myself that I didn’t have the time to write. I was imagining spending up to an hour or so blogging. Yet here I am. I set a timer for 5 minutes. The total word count so far is 105 yet…
  • Eat more. Sit less. Move more. Play more. Dance more.

    Todd Dosenberry
    7 May 2014 | 7:20 pm
    “Eat less. Exercise more.” No thanks!“Eat more. Exercise less.” No thanks!How about…“Eat more. Sit less. Move more. Play more. Dance more.”Now we’re talking!
  • Are You Ready to Let Go?

    Todd Dosenberry
    5 May 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Letting go is hard. But it leads to freedom. It leads to a decline in stress. And it’s a skill that is essential to living the life that you most desire. Leo Babauta has convinced me that the art of letting go is the key (if there is only one key) to a meaningful life. The one skill that makes everything else a whole lot easier. He convinced me an an ebook that he wrote that he is giving away for free. You don’t even have to subscribe to his email list or anything. It’s simply free. I read it in one day and loved it. Learn more here. As I went over to Zenhabits.net just a…
  • The Best Way to Learn Is To Do

    Todd Dosenberry
    4 May 2014 | 6:37 am
    Take action. Shove your ass in the game. Get tackled. Get dunked on. Miss a 3 foot putt for birdie. If all you do is watch from the sidelines or worse yet, from your couch, then your learning will be stagnant. You become the best at what you do by learning. It truly is that simple. No one can teach you better than you actually doing it. In order to illustrate this, I’m going to briefly discuss examples from my life. Reading a lot of books Through high school I did not finish reading one book in full. Yep, it was that bad. In grade school my parents purchased Hooked on Phonics for me and…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement

    Joyce
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    The ship of self-improvement has set sail Before I venture into opinionated territory, my thoughts here are only coming from my own personal experiences in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. There was a time when the word “self-improvement” was all the rage, like the word swag, just without all the douchey-ness. It even earned itself a section in bookstores. You could work on your health, your fitness, your relationships, organizational skills, education, and more. I always found myself hanging out in that section. I’m sure some of you will say you’ve…
  • 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…
 
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  • Food for thought

    Edel
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
  • Give a little

    Edel
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Our main supplier Eagle Consumables has a vision to ‘create opportunity for all involved in the business – suppliers, our team and our customers. To change the way you think of yourself and your limitless capability!’. I hear you asking why is a company that imports and sells disposable consumables so passionate about creating opportunity? Our General Manager is passionate about helping people achieve their goals, whether they are little or big. If Eagle can help in some small way we are willing to give the idea time of day. With a dream to build a business becoming so internationally…
  • Food for thought

    Edel
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
  • Cooking at Ronald McDonald House

    Edel
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Some of the Medical House team recently had the privilege of preparing and serving a wonderful meal to 50 of the residents at Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch.  We spend time volunteering both as a team and individually to a variety of people and organisations around the Christchurch area. Ronald McDonald House South Island provides free accommodation and support to families of sick children.  It has 26 rooms available to families who need to stay in Christchurch while their child receives hospital care. Further information is available here - http://rmhsi.org.nz/  RMHSI receives…
  • Food for thought

    Edel
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • Which is best? Laser hair removal or IPL hair removal?

    Kerry
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    At Laser Skin Solutions, Bournemouth we often get asked whether we have a laser, for laser hair removal, or an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Fortunately, we have both, meaning if you are looking for laser hair removal in Bournemouth, once we have assessed your skin type and hair, we will choose whichever system is going to get you the best (and quickest) results. But what is laser? And is it different to IPL? The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. It really comes down to physics. Both laser and IPL are light sources. Both are used to heat or shatter targets, whether it’s to heat and…
  • 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…
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    Walkingspree

  • Health Benefits of Pumpkin

    WalkingSpree Team
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Pumpkins pack a powerful nutritional punch. Just a half cup has about 25 calories, is high in fiber, low in fat and loaded with vitamin A which helps protect against infections plus keeps your eyes and skin healthy. Pumpkin also has more potassium than a banana. Both canned pumpkin and fresh have about the same nutritional values. When buying canned pumpkin, check the label to make sure it is 100 percent pumpkin and not canned pumpkin pie mix which is higher in calories. Fresh pumpkin must be roasted before you can use it in a recipe, which you can do easily in an oven or microwave. Just cut…
  • 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…
 
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  • ‘Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

    Health Editor
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    SATURDAY, Nov. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns. “Every person is different and there are so many types of food allergies that it can be really difficult to avoid all allergens over the holidays,” Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy, director of allergy and clinical immunology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said in a hospital news release. “If you know you have food allergies, caution should overrule your desire to taste something new, and always…
  • 5 Myths and Facts About Sagging Breasts

    Jeannie Kim
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Getty Images “If you don’t want your boobs to hit your knees by the time you’re 30, always wear a bra, even to bed,” Halle Berry recently told InStyle. But the star—who credits wearing a bra around the clock as the reason she sports such a perky pair—may be misinformed. Take this true-or-false quiz to see just how much you know about what does (and doesn’t) cause your dynamic duo to droop. Your breasts droop as you get older TRUE. That’s due to stretching of the Cooper’s ligaments, the connective tissue in your breasts that helps keep ‘em up and looking…
  • How to Host (or Attend) a Successful Friendsgiving

    Julie Mazziotta
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Getty Images Let’s face it: Thanksgiving is the most delicious holiday of the year, with possibly the best leftovers ever. In fact, it’s so good that some people have it twice by hosting a Friendsgiving—that’s a turkey dinner held before, on, or after the real date but with pals instead of your parents. According to a survey from location app Skout, Friendsgiving is increasingly popular with adults age 30-39, 18% of whom are planning on spending Thanksgiving with friends instead of family. An additional 11% of 18-29-year-olds are organizing similar feasts. Whether you…
  • 5 Signs You Should Take a Break From Social Media

    Susan Rinkunas
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Getty Images In a tech-obsessed society where 500 million tweets are sent per day and 1.28 billion people use Facebook on a regular basis, how can you tell when your own love of “checking in” has gone too far? Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, PhD, technology expert and author of The Distraction Addiction, shares some of the most common signs that you should to sign off for a bit. You make elaborate desserts and projects just to Instagram them Did you spend extra time making your salad look picture-perfect or recreate a DIY off Pinterest just to appear crafty? If you’re guilty of situations like…
  • Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

    Health Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation is a common form of irregular heartbeat that has been linked to a rise in risk for stroke among older Americans. Digoxin has been used for more than a century to help treat irregular heartbeat, the authors of the new study said, and many guidelines recommend the drug for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
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    MMC Blog

  • Health Coaching

    mmahannah
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    With the development of the accountable care organization (ACO) initiative within the Affordable Care Act, a shift occurred in the relationship between providers and patients. Previously, providers had the responsibility of coordinating care and the role of the patient was essentially a passive one. With the new legislation, providers are forced to work with patients […]
  • Meaningful Metrics for Today’s Changing Landscape

    lwarren
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Pharma companies often boast a corporate vision that is broader than their products, or the conditions those products aim to treat. “feel better”….“improving care for patients”…“a healthier world”…“extend quality of life” Changes in the healthcare landscape have underscored the relevance of vision statements like these. But how do the day-to-day operations of companies really contribute […]
  • Bad News: Can Patients Handle It?

    Stephanie Schmitt
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    It can be really difficult for us to hear bad news, especially when the bad news is about something serious like our health. In some of our recent research about the conversation between doctors and patients with chronic conditions, we asked patients to share how their doctor communicated the diagnosis to them, and how they […]
  • Patients are Experts, Too

    aweiss
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Imagine you’re in the shoes of Bill, a type 2 diabetes patient. You’ve just left the doctor’s office, where you’ve told your PCP that things seem to be going pretty well. You are eating better, you are starting to take some short walks, and overall you feel pretty good. Your doctor seems happy about all […]
  • Communication as First-Line Therapy

    jbrueggeman
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Medical innovations surround us: needle-free vaccines, personalized medicine, bionic eyes. When most people think of innovation, technological or pharmaceutical advances come to mind. But what if there were one simple aspect of medical treatment that everyone had access to, costs very little, and could profoundly change the health of every patient with a chronic health […]
 
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • Social media Saturday: Learn to say no

    drdavidgeier
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    I just finished a project for a national medical society that took me 40 hours to complete. I had to stay up until midnight many nights and ask for extensions for some of my other projects. But I refuse to get angry at myself or the society. I’ll just use this huge commitment of time and effort to remind myself of a critical message going forward.
  • Healthy athlete tip: Learn proper techniques before bad habits develop

    drdavidgeier
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    The sooner you learn the proper techniques of a sport, the better. Once bad habits form, they can become harder for you to fix and can lead to injury.
  • Ask Dr. Geier: Will cartilage damage limit knee motion?

    drdavidgeier
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Articular cartilage damage – either in a localized area or diffusely as osteoarthritis – is one of the most common injuries of the knee. In this week’s Ask Dr. Geier column, I address one of the common concerns of patients with articular cartilage damage, namely if and how it limits motion of the knee.
  • Sports medicine stats: Masters athletes on the rise

    drdavidgeier
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Masters athletes are active persons, typically older than 35 years, who train or take part in athletic competitions. The number of these athletes in the United States is on the rise.
  • Encouraging Little League baseball coaches to use pitch counts

    drdavidgeier
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    We’ve heard about the need for pitch counts in youth baseball for many years. The thinking behind these guidelines is that if we can limit a kid’s pitches in a game, week or season, we will significantly decrease his chances of suffering an overuse shoulder or elbow injury. But how often do youth baseball coaches actually monitor and enforce pitch counts?
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Effects of Aging on the Skin

    MedFriendly
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Human skin is amazing. Not only does it keep all of your organs inside your body, it performs other functions including:•  Protects you from ultraviolet radiation and environmental irritants;•  Prevents the moisture inside your body from escaping;•  Helps regulate your body temperature;•  Eliminates wastes; and,•  Acts as the first line of defense against diseases and infections.Because it performs so many functions, and is so exposed, your skin is often the first to show early signs of aging.How Aging Affects Your SkinYour skin is made up of three distinct…
  • 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…
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  • Thanksgiving Meal Planning: Beauty Detox Recipes Everyone Will Love!

    crystal schwanke
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Hello Love, Thanksgiving is less than a week away, so today’s post is about how to keep the holidays healthy (with a variety of recipe options), while still enjoying yourself and connecting with loved ones. Sometimes people seem to think that the holidays are either a time to A) Let loose completely, forget about your healthy lifestyle and ultimately feel like crap OR B) Brace yourself for a time of frustration, avoidance, and a feeling of missing out. Who wants these options? Neither one of those things has to be the case for you! Believe it or not, your typical holiday foods can be…
  • A Touching Beauty Detox Transformational Story: Meet Dan!

    Kimberly Snyder
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Hello Loves, What a week! Many have pre-ordered  The Beauty Detox Power and the feedback on the new 24/7 Fat Loss Course has been amazing. With the holidays quickly approaching and so much temptation around, I wanted to share another inspiring story that helps keep you on track in the coming weeks. Dan’s story shows what’s possible for anyone with Beauty Detox! I learned of his story through Instagram, when Dan tagged me in a photo of his transformation. I thought it was imperative that everyone saw what incredible changes he made! Dan is currently living in Australia but is…
  • New Recipe: Festive Jicama Coleslaw!

    Kimberly Snyder
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    Hi Loves! As a follow up to yesterday’s post about balancing raw and cooked during the colder months, I wanted to share a delicious new salad that you can eat year round! It’s filled with beauty foods and nutrition and can be eaten as a appetizer, or as a main dish. Here’s what you’ll need and the nutrition inside the main Beauty Foods in this recipe: Purple/Green Cabbage Cabbage is rich in vitamin A, C and E-rich, which can help to lower cortisol levels, diminish crow’s feet, and prevent lines from forming. Purple cabbage has 6 to 8 times more vitamin C than green,…
  • How Much Raw Food Should You Eat During Colder Months?

    Kimberly Snyder
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Hi Loves! Wow. It’s pretty crazy that we’re already turning to the colder months, but we’re back to that part of the cycle. I have to say that time has felt sort of off, since I was gone about 6 months overseas, through over 11 countries and different time zones between Asia and Europe. Then this fall I’ve been back and forth a lot between the East and West coasts, and I’ve felt the pinch of coldness, but now it’s hot again in LA! But with winter approaching, it’s becoming VERY chilly in much of the country. Around this time, I usually begin getting…
  • Your Key Questions About Beauty Detox Power + FREE Course (limited time!)

    Kimberly Snyder
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Hi Dear One, Happy Monday! As you probably saw, we kicked off pre-orders for The Beauty Detox Power on Friday — and it was met with a rush of excitement and enthusiasm! It really feels like the subject of this new book resonates very deeply with you all and I’m so thrilled that you’ll have access to it soon. I feel we are so connected, there was no hesitation in deciding what the subject for this next book was going to be. It poured out right from my heart, in a way that I’ve never experienced with any writing, ever! It’s filled with so much of the guidance and…
 
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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

  • Turmeric Fights Pancreatic Cancer

    Danica Collins
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Did You Know…that turmeric—one of the world’s most healthiest botanicals—may even help fight advanced pancreatic cancer? You’ve probably heard of the remarkable health benefits... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Is Nutritional Yeast Brewer’s Yeast?

    Danica Collins
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    This is a MYTH. Brewer’s yeast is a byproduct of beer making. It’s pretty unpalatable with an extremely bitter taste. Nutritional yeast, on the other hand, has a nutty, cheesy [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • The Real Problem with Wheat

    Danica Collins
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    What’s the real problem with wheat? Yes, it’s important to be on the watch for gluten sensitivity and allergies spawned by hybridization, but the real problem with wheat—we’re talking... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Nighttime Eating May Cause Acid Reflux and Cancer

    Danica Collins
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Did You Know…nighttime eating can cause serious diseases—including cancer? A habit of late-night snacking may leave you with more trouble than a few extra inches around your waist.  Rising... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Dry Skin Brushing

    Danica Collins
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:56 pm
    What’s your body’s largest organ? The skin, and it’s also a major detoxification mechanism. Each day, your body eliminates 25% of toxins through your skin—that’s one whole pound of... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Dimmi Shoes

  • Throwback with the Ordinary People

    Kristina
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Throwback to a feature of Alyssa from the Ordinary People blog. We’re obsessed with her uniquely wonderful fashion, and she’s truly an inspiration to follow for being one’s own self. So be sure to check out the full post on her blog archives here: http://www.ordinarypeople.ca/2014/01/still-dark-when-i-close-my-eyes.html as well as all of her latest: http://www.ordinarypeople.ca/ Shop the […] The post Throwback with the Ordinary People appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Street Style in Stretch

    Kristina
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hitting the streets in style, introducing the Stretch loafer. On-trend, and exactly what you want to slip into when you’re just not wanting to wear shoes at all. They’re crafted with soft fabrics, and have a stretchy section for added comfort. What we love about the featured color, did you notice the slight geometric pattern […] The post Street Style in Stretch appeared first on Dimmi Shoes. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit our website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
 
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Better than Mascara: Latisse Boosts Lash Growth

    Ammy
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:13 pm
    The 90’s were a stressful time for young girls who need to keep their healthy brows trimmed & pruned to a delicate arch- the most famous brows are Kate Moss’ famed ethereal eyebrows. Nowadays, Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows & lashes are the defining look for this decade. Women who endured hours of torture- trimming brows to a delicate arch don’t need to lose hope. They can regrow their thinning brows & lashes with bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, the generic version of the branded drug, Latisse. At www.internationaldrugmart.com, we understand the quest for beauty &…
  • 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…
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Why Winter Heart Attacks Are More Common No Matter the Weather (and What You Can Do)

    LAwordsmith
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Part 2 in a two-part series on cold weather and your heart. See part 1 here. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In my last post, I talked about the effects of cold weather on your heart. But there are other possible reasons winter is prime time for heart attacks even when it’s warm out. So there are even more steps than the ones I mentioned that may help lower your risk. Beyond the Cold: More Ways the Winter Affects Your Heart We’re not really certain how much any of the following factors increase your risk for a heart attack. But for now, it’s a best guess that they do at least to some…
  • How Cold Weather Affects Your Heart (and What to Do About It)

    LAwordsmith
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Part 1 in a two-part series on snowy weather and your heart. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Every year people have heart attacks shoveling snow. Your heart attacking you is never good, but a slick road may make quick emergency transport harder than ever. And since the first few minutes can be crucial, that could make a difference in life or death. Simple solution: Don’t shovel snow, correct? Well, maybe. Maybe not. There are suggestions that it’s not only the exertion that puts you at risk. Just getting a bit too cold can also. And it doesn’t have to be freezing. There’s evidence that risk…
  • The Most Common Side Effects I See From OTC Meds—and How to Avoid Them

    LAwordsmith
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH It’s disaster time and you have a problem. Maybe pain from an injury or headache or misery from indigestion or a cold. You delve into your stash of over-the-counter medications you’ve saved for times just like this and take one you’ve taken many times before. Two hours later, you have a rash or stomach pain or some other odd new problem. Is it related to the medicine? I mean, you’ve taken it so many times in the past. Remember this: Any medication, herb, supplement, oil, or food that can work on your body in a positive way has the potential to affect it in a…
  • 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…
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  • Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free)

    michelleblackwood
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    This chickpeas stew is a hearty and comforting stew that goes well with rice. It is simple to make and delicious. They are low in fat, a good source of protein, fiber, vitamin B6 and iron. They can therefore increase bowel health, aid in weight loss and lower cholesterol.
  • How To Make Vegetable Broth

    michelleblackwood
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Making your own vegetable broth is pretty simple, it is a wonderful way of using up older vegetables and make room for fresh ones. Vegetable broth adds flavor and nourishment to recipes and it can also be used as a substitute or to reduce the amount of oil
  • Creamy Lentil Pasta (Vegan, Soy-free, Gluten-free)

    michelleblackwood
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Having a 5 year son who is going through a picky stage now, I have to be creative in the way I prepare his meals. My son Daevyd loves pasta in any shape or form, I guess children are intrigued by their fun shapes. Well I know for certain that Daevyd doesn't like cauliflower but he loves creamy sauces. I decided to incorporate cauliflower in the sauce and I figured that he wouldn't even notice the difference. I also decided to add lentil stew for a nice twist , Daevyd enjoyed the pasta very much and as usual he thanks me for his meal after he finishes.
  • Spicy Black Bean Hummus (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Ditch the store bought hummus and make this delicious hummus in 5 minutes.
  • Piña Colada Smoothie (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    This has been one of my go to smoothies since I have moved, I shared it with a friend and she loves it so much that I decided to share it with you.  
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 311: Bulldogs go viral

    16 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Zhen Fu and Biao He Vincent visits the University of Georgia where he speaks with Zhen Fu and Biao He about their work on rabies virus and paramyxoviruses. Links for this episode Blood-brain permeability and rabies survival (Antiviral Res) Rabies induces blood-brain permeability (J Virol) Virus neutralizing antibodies in CNS of non-lethal rabies (PLoS Neg Trop Dis) RSV vaccine based on PIV5 (Vaccine) New mumps vaccine (J Virol) PIV5-based influenza virus vaccine (J Virol) Video of this…
  • TWiV 310: From bacteriophage to retroviruses with Ann Skalka

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Glenn Rall Guest: Ann Skalka Vincent and Glenn meet up with Ann and talk about her long and productive career in virology, from biochemistry to bacteriophage lambda to retroviruses.   Links for this episode Skalka laboratory Asilomar Conference on recombinant DNA Unexpected inheritance (PLoS Path) Viral sequences in vertebrate genomes (J Virol) Assembly of integrase multimers (J Biol Chem) Cell cycle and retrovirus integration (J Cell Bioch) Video of this episode - view at YouTube…
  • TWiV 309: Ebola email

    2 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVocytes answer questions about Ebola virus, including mode of transmission, quarantine, incubation period, immunity, 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 Department is presently looking…
  • 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…
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    Health On A Budget

  • 8 Budget Home Remedies for Cracked Heels

    Jane Chitty
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Dryness and even neglect in both summer and winter months can lead to the pain and discomfort of cracked heels. Although this problem is common in females during the summer months when sandals or flip flops are frequently worn, dry and chapped skin in the winter can make the problem worse. Signs and symptoms of cracked heels The appearance of dry, hard, thickened skin around the rim of the heel. The skin in this area starts to look yellow or dark brown. Tiny cracks or fissures start to be visible. More pressure on the heel ensures the cracks become deeper. The cracks may become so deep that…
  • 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…
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  • Kidney Infection During Pregnancy

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

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

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

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

    admin
    24 Mar 2012 | 5:36 pm
      The kidneys are a pair of small bean-shaped vital organs found on either side of the spine in the lower back of the human body and connected to the urinary bladder through the tubes called ureters. Their sizes of about 4 inches long and 2 and half inches wide may be relatively small for the functions they take on in the human body where they work so hard to maintain internal order.   But, no matter how capable they are in carrying out such important responsibilities in the body, it is inevitable that kidneys do get down at times; although this seldom happens, occurring only in one…
 
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  • Low Back Surgery: 6 Steps To Full Recovery

    Liz Navarrete
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Photo: Ted Hood. State Library of New South Wales.If you have had a recent low back surgery, there are a few tips that will speed your recovery and help you to have a healthier back for the long term.1. Practice good POSTURE. This may be difficult if you have a habit of slouching, but it is one of the most important ways to keep your spine healthy. Sit in upright, firm chairs with an extra lumbar support or rolled towel behind your low back. Avoid sitting in reclined positions.2. AVOID BENDING FORWARD or bending down with your back. Learn how to do all your daily activities without bending…
  • Does The Weather Really Increase Joint Pain?

    Liz Navarrete
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Photo: Dale McDonald, State Archives of FloridaAlmost all my older patients report they feel more pain when the weather is cold and/or rainy. But is it really true? Here is an example of someone who told me: "I woke up with a lot of leg and back pain, and I think it is just because of the weather." So my goal was to show that her pain could be improved, regardless of the present weather conditions.On a scale of 0-10, pain was 7/10 at the start of our session. Her first exercise was the same one she had been doing for homework: lie face down on the mat and press up onto her hands. Doing this…
  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

    Liz Navarrete
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    If you have young children, you may fear "Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease," so here are some facts about the virus:1. A child only gets it once in his/her lifetime.2. It is more common in the summertime.3. It can look like chicken pox, with small, red bumps not only on the hands and feet but also on the arms and legs. They can become open sores and secrete clear fluid.4. It is highly contagious and is most common among young children and babies.5. It can be present with no bumps or sores on the hands/feet.6. It causes sores in the mouth that are terribly painful and limit the child's desire to…
  • Turkey Avocado Cobb Salad at Schlotzky's

    Liz Navarrete
    19 May 2014 | 2:25 pm
    http://www.schlotzskys.com/menu/salads/turkey-avocado-cobb/The Turkey Avocado Cobb salad at Schlotzky's is one of the best salads I have tried lately. It has a ton of fresh ingredients, such as avocado, corn, just-cooked bacon, goat cheese, and black beans. As the name states, it is topped with turkey deli meat. And, of course, it has croutons, eggs and tomatoes. The serving size of this salad bowl is larger than expected, and it has fresh garlic bread on the side. My dressing choice was Raspberry Vinaigrette, but the salad was tasty enough that I only used dressing toward the bottom of the…
  • Does Pilates Cause Or Treat Back Pain?

    Liz Navarrete
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Photo: State Archives of FloridaYes, Pilates can cause back pain. And yes, it can treat back pain.Pilates and Core StrengtheningPilates has many great benefits, including core strengthening. Core strengthening is beneficial, as it incorporates deep muscles of the abdominals and back that often are weak, especially among individuals with back pain. Having a strong core is one piece of preventing back pain, but other components include postures, body mechanics and proper treatment of present back pain.Pilates vs. Physical TherapyPilates and core strengthening alone will likely not eliminate…
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  • What To Do When Nothing Tastes Good

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
      Reaching for the salt and pepper more often than you used to? Wondering why everything suddenly tastes so bland … or awful? Totally indifferent to the dishes you once loved? Don’t blame the cook – your sense of taste may be the culprit.   It’s not uncommon for people to lose their sense of taste either completely or partially for a short period of time. Chances are you’ve noticed a change or reduction in how things taste whenever you have a bad cold. Thankfully it is rare to completely lose your sense of taste permanently.   More than 200,000 people visit a doctor…
  • Dental Care Without Insurance

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
      Got dental insurance? Then you best make the most of it now, because you may not have it later.   According to the :DP™ SmileMeter, a national survey on American dental health issues, six out of ten people currently receive dental benefits as part of their employer-sponsored health plans.   But by 2025 almost all major employers will not be funding health insurance plans and fewer than 20 percent of people working in the private sector will receive healthcare coverage through an employer, according to “Reinventing American Healthcare,” a book by Ezekiel J. Emanuel,…
  • Hearing Loss: What You Need To Know Now

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
      Are you always asking people to repeat what they just said?   Do people often ask you to turn down the volume when you’re watching TV or listening to music?   Do you have an especially hard time figuring out what people are saying when you are in a noisy room?  Or when you can’t see someone’s face – like when you’re talking on the telephone?   Have you noticed that you have a really tough time hearing “t,” “s” and “d” sounds?   If you answered yes to any one of the questions above, it’s time to get your hearing tested.    …
  • America's Senior Dental Care Crisis

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
        Healthy teeth have become an unaffordable luxury for far too many of our senior citizens.   Routine dental care is not provided under Medicare, and less than 20 percent of older Americans have private dental insurance. While the ACA marketplace does offer some dental insurance plans, traditional insurance doesn’t always meet seniors’ needs.   “Many older people have a preexisting dental condition, which dental insurance typically does not cover - and certainly won’t cover without a long waiting period. And many seniors need the more complicated restorative…
  • Heal Your Cavities, Naturally? Remineralizing Your Teeth

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
      So many of the stories are the same.   They always start when Dad or a kid wanders up to his wife/mom, opens wide and shows her some particularly horrible dental disaster. Mom is horrified, shocked, dismayed, sad …. and concerned about how much money fixing the horror is going to cost.   But hey – no need for a dentist. Mom has either heard, is told, or discovers online that teeth can heal themselves naturally if you change your diet.  She implements an action plan, and voila – before you know it the cavities are all gone. Life is good again.   Mom tells her…
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  • Muscle Cramps In Rib Cage Causes: Symptoms And Natural Remedies

    PUP
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    Muscle cramp is common health problem which can result due to numerous reasons. As humans grow older, muscles are prone to cramps, aches, and pain. Cramps and stiffness can occur in any muscles, but the most frequent site for muscle …
  • Hunner’s Ulcers Symptoms: Diagnosis And Natural Treatment

    PUP
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Hunner’s ulcers are tiny sore lesions present on the inner wall of bladder in patients suffering from interstitial cystitis. In a true sense they are not ulcers and therefore many people also refer them as Hunner’s lesions. Hunner’s ulcers have …
  • Causes Of Bone Spurs In Neck: Home Remedies To Get Rid Of It

    mkr
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    Bone spurs are extra bony growths mainly on the edges of bones. Since bones are made up of calcium, spurs are nothing but extra deposits of calcium present on bones. Osteophyte is another name given for bone spurs. Spurs can …
  • How Do You Get Viral Cardiomyopathy? Its Symptoms And Treatment

    PUP
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    The heart is a muscular structure. Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscles are inflamed and enlarged in size. Because of dilatation, heart becomes weak and is unable to function at its optimum. It cannot pump the blood …
  • Benefits Of Witch Hazel For Face & Skin Care: How To Apply It?

    PUP
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Witch hazel is time tested medieval natural remedy which was once used by Native Americans for various purposes. Even in modern days, it is used in many cosmetic and health care products, especially for skin related problems. It is an …
 
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  • 7 Natural High Cholesterol Remedies Supported By Science

    Good Living Doc
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    Research shows that 3/4 of people who suffer a first-time heart attack exhibit normal cholesterol levels (1). How is this possible when we’ve been taught to believe that high cholesterol is a (if not THE) major cause of heart disease? The link between cholesterol and heart disease originated from a highly flawed 1960’s study which suggested […]
  • 10 Natural Remedies For Type 2 Diabetes According To Science

    Good Living Doc
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Type 2 diabetes is an unnecessary disease. Considering all we now know about how and why type 2 diabetes occurs, it’s outrageous that almost 1/3 of Americans still suffer from either diabetes or pre-diabetes – and the numbers continue to climb. Type 2 diabetes is not hereditary. It’s not the result of bad genes, bad […]
  • The Science Of Dietary Fiber And Its Health Benefits

    Good Living Doc
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    You’ve heard about the importance of dietary fiber. You’re aware of the dozens of fiber supplements designed to help you reach your recommended daily intake, but what’s the big deal? Isn’t fiber just indigestible bulk that cleans your colon and helps you stay regular? We know dietary fiber is important, but should you worry about […]
  • 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 […]
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  • This Is Why Teachers Are the Real Superheroes

    Jeff Cattel
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    If you need a reminder why teachers are so awesome, look no further than Kyle Gurkovich, a middle school math teacher in New Jersey by day and hulk by night. OK, we’re kidding about that last part, but only slightly. Last weekend, Gurkovich regained his title as the world record holder (pending final approval from Guinness World Records) for the most pull-ups completed in 24 hours. He managed to do 4,234 deadlift pull-ups (or approximately 4,000 more than we could do if our life depended on it). Check out the video below to see his impressive form as he whizzes by the previous world…
  • How to Throw a Cheap and Awesome Friendsgiving if You Can't Go Home

    Amanda Macmillan
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Thanksgiving is often all about family, but for those who can’t get home for the holiday—as well as those who love Turkey Day so much that they want to do it more than once a year (and without crazy Uncle Lou every time)—there’s Friendsgiving. The act of celebrating Thanksgiving with friends rather than relatives (either on the actual holiday or another day near the end of November), Friendsgiving is popular among transplants to big cities living far from Mom and Dad, as well as young adults who don't yet have big immediate families of their own. These parties may not be as…
  • 33 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Made With Real Food (Not Tofurkey)

    Sophia Breene
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Vegetarians at a family Thanksgiving dinner are accustomed to getting the stink eye, the exasperated sigh, and the classic, “I think these mashed potatoes are meat-free…oh wait, I used chicken stock.” On a day that emphasizes indulgence to the point of a bellyache, those who choose to avoid meat are often the odd ones out. Instead of complaining, vegetarians just grin, bear it, and fill up on not-so-satisfying green bean casserole, dinner roles, and pumpkin pie. Not so this year. Here are 33 of our favorite vegetarian main dishes that are far from boring, tasteless, or the dreaded (and…
  • The All-in-One Gadget Every Runner Needs to Hear About

    The Greatist Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    TomTom Runner Cardio  There’s so much running gear out there: heart rate chest monitors, GPS watches, and dozens of apps. But all of these gadgets can start to weigh us down—physically and mentally—which is exactly what we don’t need in the middle of a run. That’s why we were so excited when we discovered the TomTom Runner Cardio. We loved using TomTom’s GPS watches in the past, but the Runner Cardio ups the ante by with a built-in heart rate monitor and tons of cool extras—like being able to race your past performances and syncing up with the most popular running apps.  The…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Friday, November 21st

    The Greatist Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    This series of GWODs was designed especially for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this killer workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up designed by Bodeefit. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Double Up Complete as many rounds of the following circuit as is safely possible in 15 minutes. 10 Step-Ups…
 
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  • Open Defecation - Innovative Ways To Deal With It

    Swarnam John
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    artur 84, freedigitalphotos.net Talking about open defecation, may I tell you that, way back in 2500 BC, the Harappan civilization had the world’s first flush toilets or water closets? But it is sad to say that, even after so many centuries later, India is the country, with the highest number of people practicing open defecation. 597 million people as of 2012 statistics, that’s a whopping amount.Health hazardsThis problem of such a huge magnitude should be dealt with quickly and effectively. I am happy to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has urged the NRI’s in Australia…
  • Be Warned! Laundry Detergent Pods Can Be Dangerous For Kids

    Swarnam John
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Natara,freedigitalphotos.net ABC News reported that a baby boy died after he ate a laundry detergent pod. His mother, who was a resident at a battered women’s shelter, left the pods in the laundry basket, which was on the bed for a brief moment. And the child was asleep; when she came back, she was shocked to see the child chewing the pod. The child was rushed to the hospital where he died.A recent study says that, during the two year research period, about 17,000 kids who were younger than 6 years old, were exposed to the highly concentrated chemicals, either by swallowing, inhaling…
  • Amazing Ideas To Prepare Tasty, Nutritious Homemade Salads

    Swarnam John
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:25 pm
    I made some amazing salads for the past 7 days. I cannot wait to share it with you. These amazing salads are easy, simple and very, very nutritious. It can be made in seconds and they taste delicious.A shopping tipWhen you go for your weekly shopping just buy a variety of fruits in small quantities, thereby healthy foods can be bought within affordable prices. Your family can enjoy a variety of nutritious salads. I bought some apples, kiwi, bananas, raw green mangoes, pomegranates, cucumbers and avocados. All in small amounts so the cost did not bite my purse, and I made some jaw dropping…
  • High Fat Diet During Pregnancy Predisposes The Baby To Obesity

    Swarnam John
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Phanlop 88, freedigitalphotos.netIf you are pregnant, then it would be wise to avoid a high fat diet. A high fat diet could harm your baby. Feeling a bit concerned? Then read on…High fat dietA new research study says that, high fat diet during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, could have significant and lasting harmful effects, on the brain function and behaviourof children.When pregnant rats were fed on a high fat diet, the baby rats had a strong preference for foods high in fat. They weighed more, had impaired glucose tolerance and were less responsive to drugs that decrease feelings of…
  • Can Cocoa Reverse Your Memory From A 60 Year Old To That Of A 30 Year Old

    Swarnam John
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:25 pm
    phasinphoto, freedigitalphotos.netScientists are making some remarkable announcements about cocoa. So, if you are a chocolate lover, especially that of black chocolate, then open your ears to what I am going to say now.Flavonals in cocoa and memory It is not rocket science to know that chocolate is made from cocoa. But the good news is that, the flavors found in cocoa could reverse, the age related memory decline in healthy older adults.Researchers found that after drinking the high flavonal cocoa drink, which was specifically tailor made for this study. The results were stunning, if a…
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  • Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

    Lauren Cosgrove
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:53 pm
    This winter there’s a good chance your tummy is craving the warmth of a delicious, hearty soup. We’ve got just the one for you! This Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe, courtesy of Cooking Classy, is a delectable option that will easily find a place in anyones heart. Enjoy! Ingredients 2 cups dry medium egg noodles […]
  • Winter Skin Care: Tips and Tricks

    Lauren Cosgrove
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Depending on where you live, winter may be just around the corner or already on your doorstep! Coffee shops are showing off their special holiday drinks, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor is beginning to flood every space, and we’ll venture to guess that you are enjoying this time of coziness and excitement. But even with all […]
  • Massage: The Ultimate Mood Booster

    Lauren Cosgrove
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Sure, it might be Monday…it might be raining…maybe you’re dealing with some unexpected stress. But you don’t need to suffer in sadness – massage is a natural mood booster!  Several studies have demonstrated the incredible benefits of massage in boosting natural bodily chemicals like dopamine and serotonin. Increased blood flow combined with gentle human contact […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Duct Tape Is A Great Natural Remedy For Warts – Sometimes

    Sydney Johnston
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Let’s face it – warts are NOT a fun topic. How many times have you gone to lunch with a friend and said, “Hey, let’s talk about warts.” ;-) Still, getting rid of them IS of interest and some of the removers in the marketplace are quite toxic. But sometimes a piece of duct tape […]
  • How to Choose the Right Footwear

    Sydney Johnston
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    You probably don’t think about your feet very often. However, if they are hurting or causing you discomfort, your feet are hard to ignore. You may not give your feet enough credit. Having healthy feet carries over into other parts of your body feeling good, as well, including your legs and lower back. Surprisingly, something […]
  • Veterans Day: Today Is A Day To Honor Our Military

    Sydney Johnston
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Today is Veterans Day in the United States – a day to honor the sacrifice and courage of our military members.  Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or […]
  • What Are Plantar Warts & What Can We Do About Them?

    Sydney Johnston
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    I’ve had a wretched plantar wart on the bottom of my right foot for decades. I’ve had it removed so many times and in so many ways. The worst was a doctor who taped a radioactive pellet to the bottom of my foot. It was excruciating because my toes had to be taped back to […]
  • DELICIOUS Gluten Free Bread Recipe – See For Yourself

    Sydney Johnston
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    About my fabulously successful gluten free bread recipe … I haven’t had any gluten since May of this year. And, mostly, I don’t mind giving up wheat and gluten. There are lots of substitutes for most of the foods I love – like a quinoa pasta that’s wonderful. But my favorite food in the world […]
 
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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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  • Early Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer – Breast Cancer Symptoms

    HealthyDis
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:03 pm
    For may breast cancer patients, the recovery and prognosis is high once the cancer is detected at an early stage. It is therefore important that you know how to detect the early warning signs of breast cancer so you can find the best treatment possible for the disease. But how do we find the early […]
  • Early Stroke Warning Signs – Warning Signs Of Stroke Symptoms

    HealthyDis
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Stroke is a condition in which the brain does not have enough oxygen to function properly. This happens when the blood flow in the brain is either blocked or has spilled out due to a rupture in a blood vessel. Usually, people will just have the warning signs immediately before the actual stroke happens. That […]
  • Causes Of Thick Feeling In Throat – Always Have Thick Mucus In Throat

    HealthyDis
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:38 am
    A person who usually have thick feeling in throat end up being diagnosed with allergies. Sometimes, the thick saliva that clings in the throat needs to be cleared out due to severe amount of discomfort. However, the more important thing is that you know what causes scratchy throat that leads to thick feeling inside. What […]
  • 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 […]
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  • How To Find A Good Mental Health Counselor

    Stan Popovich
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. Just like everything in life, you have your good counselors and you have your not so great counselors. The key is to find one that will help you solve your current mental health problems. If you do not know what you are looking for or where to start, then here are a few ideas in how to find a good mental health counselor.   1. Talk To Your Doctor Or Primary Care Physician Your medical or family doctor is a great source in finding a good counselor. Explain to your doctor your problems and he or she can put…
  • What is a Psychological Autopsy?

    Sherry Russell
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    How many times have you heard that one must be crazy even to think about suicide? The fact is most suicide attempts are made by intelligent people. These intelligent people become steadily blinded by swelling confusion and trauma. Add into the mixture an abyss of mental distress and instability put in a catalyst and this could thrust a person into self-slaughter. Suicide is a process. Severe stress and pain spawned by a serious life crisis place a mentally unstable person in a suffocating fog of heaving gloom. Situations that may play a role in a suicidal person are: Mental disorders Chemical…
  • Grief’s Teachable Moments

    John Kennedy Saynor
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    There are, as you know, many teachable moments in our lives.   From the time we are born our parents and teachers look for moments in which we can be taught important lessons that will affect the rest of our lives.  I suspect that as we get older and are responsible for teaching those who are younger we don’t often realize that we still experience moments in our lives when the light comes on and we learn something new. Grief as a long process through which we move has the potential for providing us with many teachable moments.   These have just as great a possibility of being…
  • 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…
 
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  • Brow Lift Dallas

    jenn
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The forehead is often one of the first places people start to notice common signs of aging in. Wrinkles, lines, creases and a sagging, heavy brow can make us look not only older than we are or feel but more severe or upset than we wish to convey. Today there are a plethora of options available to men and women who want to rejuvenate their face and create a more youthful appearance. There is botox and dermal fillers, face lifts, laser treatments, and Brow Lift Dallas- so, how do you know which is right for you? The first step when you are considering any kind of procedure or treatment is to…
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    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…
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  • How to Enjoy Quality Dining at Bargain-Basement Prices

    BerryRipe
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Eating out is definitely one of the simpler pleasures in life. After all, who doesn’t like the prospect of having a relaxing evening out while enjoying a good meal and not having to worry about cooking or cleanup at home? Unfortunately, most budgets don’t allow for eating out every meal. However, that’s not to say that you can’t continue to sneak in a gourmet restaurant meal while still staying within your budgetary restrictions. Few diners realize that tools such as dining cards or online reviews can help them afford and enjoy upscale dining experiences at reasonable prices. Helpful…
  • Deciding What Your College Major Should Be

    BerryRipe
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Deciding to go to college is a big step in anyone’s life. Getting there is half the battle. The other half is choosing what you want to major in and what field you want to enter into for the remainder of your life. It is a big decision for anyone and it can be very stressful. What if you make the wrong decision? What if you are not able make a decision and are torn between 2 or even 3 different majors? It can be daunting task but it is a necessary one if you want to graduate. You will not get anywhere with a degree in basic studies. Knowing a little bit about a lot of things will not…
  • 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…
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice |Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • 4 Paleo Diet Foods to Avoid With Herpes or Shingles

    Beverly Meyer
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
    The list of foods to avoid with Herpes or Shingles can be daunting for those on a Paleo Diet.Having personally struggled with both of these viruses, I have learned my tolerance level of these foods, both when I am well and when I am stressed.  Herpes viruses live in the nervous system, and when we’re overtaxed, anxious or angry, inflammatory stress hormones and other substances suppress the immune system, allowing the virus to overwhelm our defenses. When you’re feeling strong, healthy and rested, you may be able to handle these foods better. It’s not just the…
  • Get to Know Tony Federico for Food and Fitness

    Beverly Meyer
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Tony Federico podcasts for Paleo Magazine and is the author of “Paleo Grilling” cookbook.  I turn the microphone around on a fellow podcaster here and talk with Tony about his passions and history.  In addition to podcasting for Paleo Magazine, Tony writes for the magazine under the “I Inspire” byline and the “Business Spotlight”.  As a go-to writer and a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist, he was a natural choice to lead the podcasts for the magazine.  He also led the group editing the “Reader’s Favorites…
  • A Cod Liver Oil That’s Actually Fresh and Raw

    Beverly Meyer
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Raw, extra virgin cod liver oil is a completely new product.  It’s so new, it’s 1000’s of years old.Rosita Cod Liver Oil is not “fermented”.  It is light gold in color, with a gentle taste of freshly sautéed fish.  It does not burn the throat or cause digestive problems.It seems to be a superior, non-rancid product with a high ratio of anti-inflammatory Omega 3 DHA to EPA.  It contains only the natural Vitamins D and A, with none added.It’s more expensive than other Cod Oil, but after reading this article, hearing the podcast interview…
  • 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…
 
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    HellaWella

  • A mouthwatering guide to the best peanut, almond & nut-free butters

    Melissa Valliant
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    A mouthwatering guide to the best peanut, almond & nut-free butters11/21/2014By Mackenzie DegenAre you bored with your same old jar of Jiffy? Or maybe you crave a more natural alternative to the peanut butter you're used to buying? Well, screw...
  • A newbie’s journey into the heart of Bikram yoga

    Vivian Gomez
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    A newbie’s journey into the heart of Bikram yoga11/21/2014By Jessica MendezI’ve been a fan of yoga for a while, but I never dared to attempt Bikram yoga, a style characterized by performing twenty-six specific ordered...
  • 4 clever ways to use items you regret buying

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    4 clever ways to use items you regret buying11/21/2014By BrightNestEverybody makes shopping mistakes. Maybe you got a little soup-crazy one cold winter day or ordered a totally unnecessary cocktail set during a "Mad...
  • Is good bacteria really good for you after all?

    Vivian Gomez
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Is good bacteria really good for you after all?11/21/2014By Rik LeeFor years, the makers of certain prepackaged foods have touted the idea of “good bacteria” that can assist in the well-being, both physical and...
  • Quiz: What type of Thanksgiving table setting fits you best?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Quiz: What type of Thanksgiving table setting fits you best?11/21/2014By PlayBuzzBefore picking up a table runner or a centerpiece for Thanksgiving, let’s put your styling personality to the test.
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  • 5 Yoga Poses Without Leaving Your Bed

    healclick@gmail.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Do you wake up feeling like you were fighting ninjas during the night? Try these 5 simple stretches before leaving the comfort of your own bed. Don’t worry about getting the poses “right”, just listen to your body and move freely where it feels good to you. 1. Shavasana Begin by lying flat on your back as shown. Move any pillows out of the way so you can create a flat spine. If you’d like, you can continue this stretch by reaching your arms above your head and stretching through your legs extending your body as long as you can from toes to fingertips. This should…
  • Chronic Illness Body Image: Love it Back

    healclick@gmail.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Your Body Loves You, Love it Back Suffering from chronic illness and pain puts one in a confusing relationship with their body. I spent a long time resenting mine for the pain that it puts me through, and angry about how it had “turned against me”. Before becoming ill I was very physically aware and active as an avid yogi, kayaker, dancer, drummer, rock climber, cyclist; all things that require internal and physical awareness. As my illness progressed I lost that connection, gained a hatred for my body, and completely separated myself from it. When I looked in the mirror, I…
  • Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection

    healclick@gmail.com
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    The Gifts of Imperfection: Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. By Brene Brown. I often avoid self-help books because most of them seem to apply to the person who cant figure out how to focus and stay on track with their lives. These types of books frustrate me because lack of drive is the absolute least of most of our problems in the chronic illness community. We have tremendous drive, want, and desire, but with our illnesses may struggle to find the energy, self confidence, or acceptance that helps us to move on. I was impressed with this book by…
  • Two Steps Forward: Sparrowhawk + Chelation

    healclick@gmail.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Two Steps Forward is a series where users share their treatment success stories.   I have hope now in a way I haven’t for several years that there are things I can do that affect my symptoms in a positive way. “I’m seeing some serious rays of recovery sunshine here people.” I am not “cured.” I still have bad moments, and bad days/nights, but the relief is that I am not living a crisis hour-by-hour, symptom carousel, and I no longer suffer with the constant feeling like something is terribly wrong. I have entire days where I feel relatively normal (within my own…
  • MMJ 101: Introduction to Medical Marijuana

    healclick@gmail.com
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Introduction to Medical Marijuana. Medical marijuana is the next big thing. You can’t spend 10 minutes on a patient-centered website without hearing about how it helps Fibro patients with their pain or helps patients with other chronic illnesses with their anxiety or nausea or a any other of a myriad of symptoms. But anyone who has gone to college or just hung out in an alley somewhere can tell you that not all weed is created equal. Let’s talk about the basics of marijuana, cannabis, and medical marijuana. Today we tackle 3 basic questions about medical marijuana. *Note:…
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • 5 Inspiring Workout Spaces to Invigorate Your Routine

    Margot Rutigliano
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    The gym, while functional, can get boring at times. Day in and day out, people flock to gyms all over the United States to take part in their daily workouts. From time to time, many people find the gym dull which can lead to not working out and a lack of fun in fitness. A change of scenery may be just what you need if you’re not in the mood for a people packed, sweat smelling, iron pumping gym. Check out these five inspiring workout spots to lift your spirits and re-invigorate your workout surroundings. 1. Beach – Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful ocean and the cushion of the…
  • 5 Healthy Gifts for Travelers

    Healthy Family Matters
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    The holiday season can be a stressful time, organizing, prepping, decorating and also searching for the right gift for your family and friends. It can be particularly difficult to find the right gift for someone whose seen it all. Gifts for travelers feel tricky, since usually the people you’re giving them to have been across the world, seen some of the most beautiful sights that our planet has to offer, and probably given you with some one of a kind, unforgettable gifts from one of their many voyages. The best gift to get a traveler isn’t finding something they haven’t seen…
  • Soul Satisfying Navy Bean Soup Recipe

    Healthy Family Matters
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    It’s that time of year when cold weather is kicking in and nothing is better on a cold day than a good bowl of soup. Here is a delicious soul satisfying Navy Bean Soup recipe that hubby cooked for us this evening and it really hit the spot. Print Navy Bean Soup Recipe Ingredients1 carrot, finely chopped 2 ribs celery, finely chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste salt and pepper to taste 1lb navy beans 3 quarts cold water 8 oz smoked meat (we used smoked pork…
  • Beginning Cyclists: Tips To Help You Have A Safe Ride

    James Anderson
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    Cycling is well known for its heart pumping, muscle building, and calorie burning benefits, so it’s only natural that many people choose to hop on a bike as soon as they get serious about shedding some pounds. Aside from the health and fitness perks, many cyclists find the sport to be extremely enjoyable as well; a long bike ride on a sunny day with just the right amount of a breeze flowing in can be an excellent way to spend a day off. Aside from the pleasure and the great exercise, there are a few rules of the road to keep in mind, and if you’re brand new to the world of bikes, here are…
  • 5 Gifts for Cooks Living a Healthy Lifestyle

    Healthy Family Matters
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    As the holidays are approaching shopping for gifts becomes more and more of a priority. Everyone has friends and family that they have to shop for and there is always a cook in the mix. You know the type. They are always preparing delicious meals around the holiday season and is the person to bring the most amazing dishes to parties and get togethers. What a better way to thank them than giving them an amazing gift? The challenge is finding a gift that they will love. Here are a few gifts for cooks. 1. Young Living Essential Oils Essential oils are such nice gifts for those that love to cook.
 
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  • Quote of the day – Carl Jung

    New Bloggy Cat
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung Tagged: artificial, awake, awakening, be yourself, being-true-to-self, change, clear, dreams, famous quotes, heart, honesty, identity, inside, inspirational, life, life and living, life journey, life-lessons, motivational, outside, quotes, self-discovery, sincerity, true-to-yourself, truth, vision
  • New Bloggy Cat talks about FACEBook

    New Bloggy Cat
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Interview with FM (FreeMice) Radio Station: Q: Humans today are so addicted to social media particularly the FACEBook. What is your definition of FACEBook? A: FACEBook is Find A Cat Emergency Book….hehe just kidding! The correct definition is Filling A Common Emptiness Book. Q: Why do you say filling a common emptiness? A: Yes, let’s call it the Emptiness Tank or short, E-Tank. FACEBook has become a filler for these humans. Q: What kind of stuff do humans fill in their E-tanks? A: Humans can be rather kooky. Based on my ‘catscan’ reading, humans who are addicted to…
  • Joke of the day- Lesson on giving

    New Bloggy Cat
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:50 pm
    The town’s richest man met with the minister after the Sunday service. “Why does everyone call me cheap and stingy?” complained the man. “I’ve told everyone I’m leaving half my money to the church when I die.” The minister nodded. “It reminds me of the story about the pig and cow. The cow was much loved by the farmer and his neighbours, while the pig was not popular at all. The pig could not understand this and asked the cow about it.“ “How come you are so well-like cow? People say you’re generous and good because you give milk and butter and cream every day. But I…
  • Quote of the day – Doug Larson

    New Bloggy Cat
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing rods.” – Doug Larson Tagged: cats, cats-fishing, famous quotes, fish, fishing, fishing rod, fishing rods, gone fishing, humor, important, important things, inspirational, life, life and living, life-lessons, people, priorities, quotes, simple, simple life, simple pleasures, simplicity, things
  • Joke of the day – My family

    New Bloggy Cat
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Bill: “My family is just like a nation. My wife is the minister of finance, my mum-in-law is minister of war and my daughter is foreign secretary.” Sam: Sounds interesting. And what is your position?” Bill: I’m the people. All I do is pay.” Tagged: clean jokes, daughter, family, family jokes, finance, foreign secretary, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, happy family, humor, humour, jokes, minister, minister-of-fiance, minister-of-war, mother-in-law, nation, people, short jokes, very funny jokes, war, wife
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  • Biceps Pain – Torn Muscle Tendon At The Elbow

    Igor
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    Biceps is a muscle located in the front section of the upper arm, between shoulder and elbow. Its main function is to bend the arm at the elbow and rotate the forearm. The muscle, and its tendons, also help stabilize shoulder joint so a tear in this region will usually cause shoulder instability. This injury in the shoulder region is relatively common and simple to treat. In most cases, ice, rest and latter physical therapy is enough to help people regain strength and mobility in the shoulder joint. Biceps tendon tear in the elbow is a bit more complicated since the tendon will not grow back…
  • 3 Most Common Causes Of Foot Pain In The Morning

    Igor
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:09 am
    You probably didn`t even think about it, but your foot is an incredible piece of evolutionary engineering! It is designed to be both flexible, to accommodate walking, and strong enough to withstand the entire weight of our body. Since foot is such a complex structure, pinpointing an exact cause of pain can be a bit tricky. For this reason, in today`s article we will focus all of our attention to one specific problem – foot pain in the morning. Anatomy Of The Foot As I`ve already said, food is an incredible structure – it is built up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles and 107…
  • 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…