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  • Why are older people happier than you?

    CNN.com - Health
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
  • High-fructose sweeteners are a principal driver of type 2 diabetes

    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    High-fructose sweeteners are a principal driver of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its consequences, according to a recent report in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Conversely, whole foods that contain fructose (eg, fruits and vegetables) pose no problem for health and are likely protective against diabetes and adverse CV outcomes. Read more here: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(15)00040-3/abstractOur own Dr Hyman discusses How to Avoid the Hidden Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup in this video from the official Cleveland Clinic YouTube channel: "Dr. Mark Hyman,…
  • New Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal to be launched in fall 2015

    The Medical News
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, is the only journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the biochemical mechanisms of endocannabinoids.
  • Why French People Are Thin

    Renegade Health
    Frederic Patenaude
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    oI recently spent a few weeks with French people while on a trip to the South Pacific. Even though French is my first language, I am not French. I am Canadian French or French Canadian, depending how you want to look at it. In Quebec, we’re an odd bunch. We speak French… sort of. All of my education was done in French and my social life is mostly in French, yet I live on a continent in which the vast majority of people speak English. French Canadians are more typically North Americans who happen to speak French. Although we share some similar customs to French people, our lifestyle is…
  • Breast-feeding: How to gauge success

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    22 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
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  • Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute Plays Key Role in Know Your Value Tour

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute Plays Key Role in Know Your Value Tour Meet the coaches from the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute working with finalists from Know Your Value Tour. Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, one person at... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 2 1 ratings Time: 06:05 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :60

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:53 am
    Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :60 ove 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 a time. Our YouTube channel provides... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 40 1 ratings Time: 01:01 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :30

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Johnson & Johnson For All You Love :30 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 a time. Our YouTube channel provides... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson Generations :30

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    Johnson & Johnson Generations :30 Johnson & Johnson For All You Love celebrates the importance of putting the needs of others first and all the ways people care for the ones they love. Our aspiration as a company is to care... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Education
  • Johnson & Johnson Share the Love :30

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:40 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, one person at a time. Our YouTube... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Education
 
 
 
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    The New Republic

  • The Secret to James Harden's Greatness Is Hidden in His Beard

    Sam Apple
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am
    No one thought James Harden would be this good. The Houston Rockets guard showed plenty of potential as a college player at Arizona State—enough to make him the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft—but no one saw him as a future MVP candidate.  The scouts had already made 
  • This Isn't the Same 'New Republic'

    Jamil Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    The first New Republic I recall seeing erased me. I found it in my local public library during my junior year of high school; the edges were a little bit tattered. The magazine had put a blond, white teenager wearing headphones on the
  • All Black Lives Matter

    Michael Eric Dyson
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    There has been a great deal of commentary about my article on Cornel West published in The New Republic’s May issue. I’d like to take a few lines to a
  • Obscurity and Snow

    C.D. Wright
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    Everything would be closed. He got up late.He wanted to stop smoking.He dedicated himself to a different path.He needed some air. It was.A mean 15°. Outages expected. Wind gusting.45mph. She was one car wreckafter another. She needed.Everyone to feel sorry for her. She got itfrom her father. The ba
  • Starbucks Offers More Proof That Obamacare Is Helping the Economy

    Danny Vinik
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    In The Atlantic’s May issue, Amanda Ripley, a senior fellow at the Emerson Collective, reports on Starbucks’s partnership with Arizona State University that allows Starbucks employees
 
 
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  • Turn Facebook Fans Into Email Subscribers

    ahenson
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    When Facebook rolled out their Call-to-Action button, business owners everywhere scrambled to figure out how best to to use this new marketing option.  If you aren’t using Facebook’s Call-to-Action button to encourage page fans to subscribe to your site’s mailing list, you’re missing out on an opportunity to exponentially grow your list — and protect yourself in case a future Facebook algorithm or policy change reduces the visibility of your page even further. Since Facebook page fans are people who have sought you out, they are likely to be your target audience and…
  • Monetize Your Mailings: Introducing the Marquee Ad Unit

    Phil Hollows
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    FeedBlitz is enabling a new, higher earning ad-unit, called a “Marquee” for publishers opted in to our ad network. The marquee unit in testing has significantly boosted earnings, in some cases nearly doubled them. As such, we’re really excited about this new ad format, and have enabled marquees for all publishers currently earning with our email ad network. Marquees go live for everyone using our ad network tomorrow, March 31st, 2015. Marquees don’t always show, but when they do, they appear exactly once per mailing, just under your logo and above the post content. If…
  • Faster Ad Revenue Reporting

    Phil Hollows
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Publishers making the most of their content by monetizing with FeedBlitz’s unique RSS and email ad service can find out how they’re doing more quickly. Ad earnings are now being calculated hourly, with about an hour’s delay, instead of overnight. In other words, checking your ad earnings at 2pm will give you an idea of your earnings through about 1pm today, and the numbers are updated hourly. Ad earnings are reported at My Account | Ad Revenue Share | Opt-In Ad Reports in the left sidebar navigation. If you’re not using our ads and would like to try them out, you can…
  • We’ve Added @Animoto to our Video in Email Support

    Phil Hollows
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    FeedBlitz today enabled support for @Animoto video embedding in emails we send for our publishers; an example using yesterday’s SmartForms announcement video is included here. What this means is that if you embed an Animoto video in a post, FeedBlitz will automatically convert that to a video thumbnail and mail that out instead (videos typically don’t work well in emails, here’s why). You don’t have to do anything special to include the thumbnail — it just works. Like our other supported video platforms (including YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia and more) the thumbnail…
  • SmartForms: The Email Subscription Form Wises Up

    Phil Hollows
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today I’m delighted to announce the introduction of FeedBlitz “SmartForms” – responsive, adaptive, flexible subscription forms available now, for free, with every active FeedBlitz publisher account. To view the video online, go to https://animoto.com/play/Pvhh0ATjCknt0EUyD700yw What’s Wrong with Email Subscription Forms Today There are several problems with almost every subscription form out there right now, no matter what product, plugin, widget or service you’re using. Very often they’re not responsive — in other words, ill suited for mobile…
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  • Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,000, some in Everest avalanche

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    By Gopal Sharma and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,000 people, toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of magnitude 7.9, Nepal's worst in 81 years, centered 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara. India was first to respond by sending in military aircraft with medical equipment and relief teams. A police…
  • Close the Immunization Gap! Get Vaccinated

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    Immunization Prevents 2 - 3 Million Deaths a Year Until the second half of the 20th century, the only way a child could become immune to infectious diseases like whooping cough or measles was to actually get the disease and survive it. Too often, however, infection led to tragic, premature death.Today, children all over the world are routinely...
  • Quake triggers Everest avalanche, reports say 18 killed

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest on Saturday, an army spokesman said, after a huge earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the mountain at the start of the main climbing season. Nepal's Tourism Ministry could only confirm 10 deaths, but spokesman Gyanendra Shrestha said that the death toll could rise, and that the avalanche had buried part of the base camp. He said two tents at the camp had been filled with the injured.Ministry officials estimated that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, had…
  • A Practical Running Plan For Beginners

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    Sounds straightforward and easy enough. You're ready to start running and decide to find some good advice on the Web. You plug in your search terms and, uh-oh, information overload. You'll find plans that tell you cross train, plans with speed sessions and hill workouts, plans that emphasize walking, plans for 5k, 10k, and half marathon races....
  • Women in Business: Nadia Tarazi, Founder, MicroNourish

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    Nadia Tarazi is the Founder of MicroNourish®, an advanced nutrient system designed to target brain and gut balance for stable moods, mental clarity and a calmer relationship with food. Nadia curates the online magazine, You Are What You Absorb®, and created the coaching app, ThinkPal® -- which generates coaching questions to help people 'get...
 
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    WHO news

  • World Malaria Day: call to close gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malaria

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
    WHO is calling on the global health community to urgently address significant gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Despite dramatic declines in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to this preventable disease each year. At least three quarters of malaria deaths occur in children under 5. Yet in 2013, only about 1 in 5 African children with malaria received effective treatment for the disease, 15 million pregnant women did not receive a single dose of the recommended preventive drugs, and an estimated 278 million people in…
  • Global vaccination targets ‘off-track’ warns WHO

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    22 APRIL 2015 | GENEVA – Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. In the lead-up to World Immunization Week 2015 (24–30 April), WHO is calling for renewed efforts to get progress back on course. In 2013 nearly 22 million infants missed out on the required three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-containing vaccines (DTP3), many of them living in the world’s poorest countries. WHO is calling for an end to the…
  • WHO calls for increased transparency in medical research

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:52 am
    WHO today issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, whatever the result. The move aims to ensure that decisions related to the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs and medical devices for use by populations are supported by the best available evidence. “Our intention is to promote the sharing of scientific knowledge in order to advance public health,” said Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Innovation. “It underpins the principal goal of medical research: to serve the betterment…
  • Statement on the 5th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    10 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    The 5th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Thursday, 9 April 2015. As provided in the IHR 2005, the main issues for the Committee’s advice to the Director-General were: (1) does the event continue to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and, if so, (2) should the current temporary recommendations be extended, revised, and/or new…
  • Caesarean sections should only be performed when medically necessary

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries. Although it can save lives, caesarean section is often performed without medical need, putting women and their babies at-risk of short- and long-term health problems. A new statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores the importance of focusing on the needs of the patient, on a case by case basis, and discourages the practice of aiming for “target rates”. Caesarean section may be necessary when vaginal delivery might pose a…
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    Experience Life

  • Kraft to Remove Artificial Dyes From Additional Macaroni and Cheese Products

    Casie Lukes
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:08 pm
    On Monday, Kraft announced that they will be removing artificial preservatives and food dyes from their Original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in the United States starting in January 2016. The company also plans to remove synthetic colors from Kraft Dinner Original in Canada by the end of 2016. The synthetic colors will be replaced with those derived from natural ingredients such as annatto, paprika, and turmeric, according to the company’s press release. “We’ve met with families in their homes and watched them prepare Kraft Mac & Cheese in their kitchens. They told us…
  • Alpha Power

    Nicole Radziszewski
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    High-intensity resistance training is all the rage these days. Once the rarefied domain of boutique studios and CrossFit gyms, it has now made its way into the mainstream, showing up in local health clubs across the country. And for good reason. These workouts work. Characterized by interval-training rhythms and “functional fitness” movements, they are famed for transforming bodies. Alpha Training from Life Time Fitness is one of the latest offerings to enter this increasingly popular maximal-workout space. Alpha workouts target eight distinct fitness abilities: strength, power,…
  • Behind the Scenes With Major Dan Rooney (Video)

    Experience Life Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Hear from Folds of Honor founder Major Dan Rooney about what motivates him to advocate for the families of fallen soldiers.
  • The Upside of Downtime

    Heather Rogers
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    In the mid-1980s, physician and author Victoria Sweet, MD, was doing her internal-medicine residency at San Francisco’s Kaiser hospital. She worked 110 hours a week, getting time off only every fourth night, after a 34-hour shift. It was then that Sweet discovered the necessity of a little idleness. A committed nonsmoker, she started taking “cigarette breaks.” Instead of lighting up, she’d go out, sit with the sun on her face, and breathe. Sweet went on to incorporate such timeouts into her medical practice. After a patient’s exam, she would retreat to her office for a few minutes…
  • How to Create Fearlessly

    Eric Maisel
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    This series, curated by Brian Johnson, founder of PhilosophersNotes, features big ideas from leading thinkers on  a wide range of personal-development topics. Find the full version of “How to Create Fearlessly” (free!) below. For more optimal-living wisdom, visit www.BrianJohnson.me. The creative life is fraught with worries, doubts, and other challenges that can easily cause a person to avoid creating. It’s challenging to work on a novel for years in a world already filled with books or to share another image when it seems everybody is a photographer. When we do work that doesn’t…
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  • Dr. J’s ‘Tell It Like It Is’ Food Labeling System

    Dr. J
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Let’s face it: much of the food that we eat is crap. One reason for this is it’s hard to figure out what is in our food. We rely on food labeling for guidance in making better nutritional decisions. Food nutrition labels play a major role in choosing products to take off the shelves, place into our grocery cart, and then put into our body. These labels have been the subject of battles between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the food industry, and consumer advocates. And what these battles have produced is a mumbo-jumbo of micronutrient percentages, calories, and confusing…
  • The Modern American Kitchen Makes Us Fat

    Robert S. Wieder
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-ND 2.0) Nancy Hugo, CKD/Flickr The American kitchen is a key contributor to America’s lofty obesity rate according to many dietitians and other healthy eating experts. You may very well respond, “Well, duh! Of course. The kitchen is where the food is! You want to lose weight, stay the heck out of your kitchen.” But it’s not that simple. For one thing, meals produced in your kitchen tend to be healthier, more nutritious, and lower in calories than meals produced commercially, especially those from establishments with drive-thru service. You have far more control…
  • Concrete Tips for Dealing with Unhealthy Food Temptations

    Dr. J
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Photo collage by CalorieLab “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” – Mae West Resisting temptation can be extremely difficult. How difficult? Take the relatively new social activity of texting. It’s bad enough that many people text while driving, endangering themselves and others. But you would think that it would be easy to resist texting in the shower or on the toilet. Yet 34 percent of students do it anyway. I suppose I could forgive even this. However – and I don’t care how badly the ceiling needs painting – there is…
  • Yoga is Popular, and it May Also be Healthy

    Karen Collins
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Espen Klem/Flickr There are many forms of yoga, and any effects on health likely vary with the type and amount. Some forms of yoga place more emphasis on physical postures and stretching or flexibility, others on breathing or meditation. Other forms of yoga include faster-moving series of movements. Studies on yoga and its healthy benefits are often small short-term, and without clear comparison groups, so for now conclusions are tentative, but early research is promising. The research is thin, but here’s what it says A recent review of multiple studies found some evidence…
  • Junk Food Makers Gaming School ‘Smart Snack’ Standards to Keep Kids Eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

    Robert S. Wieder
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Jason Brackens/Flickr Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are catnip for school kids for a lot of reasons: their tongue-toasting spiciness, their satisfying crunchiness, the way that they turn your fingers red instead of ordinary Cheetos orange, and of course, the fact that they are junk food, with scant more nutritional content than a poker chip. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are also, according to the revised federal nutrition guidelines for America’s public schools, a “Smart Snack.” The guidelines were assembled by the Institute of Medicine and issued by the Obama…
 
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    Starling Fitness

  • Lose It! for Apple Watch

    Laura Moncur
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m glad to know that I’ll be able to use my Lose It! app directly on my Apple Watch. Lose It! for Apple Watch As you know, I have religiously used Lose It! for years on my iPhone. I talked about it here: Starling Fitness – My Higher Power: Lose It! Starling Fitness – Lose it! App: Best Weight Loss App I’ve Found I got my Apple Watch yesterday, so I don’t have a review yet, but as soon as I’ve played with it for a while, I’ll add details here.
  • The Cake Is A Lie

    Laura Moncur
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    I was looking through my saved images in a folder called “Starling Fitness Ideas,” and I found this one: It reads: The Cake Is A Lie Diet: Lose 17 pounds a week by changing your diet with this one simple tip! Awarded for: “Watch an inspirational video on YouTube or TED.” I have a vague memory of an app that I played with that gave me awards and kudos for doing good things in my life, but I cannot for the life of me remember where this came from or even why I saved it. “The Cake Is A Lie” is a meme that came from the game Portal. In that game, the computer…
  • Ali Vincent: Believe It, Be It

    Laura Moncur
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    I wrote about Ali Vincent winning the Biggest Loser back in 2008. Starling Fitness – Fitness, diet, and health weblog » Ali Vincent Wins Biggest Loser The weird thing is that I read her book, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life, and I never talked about it here, despite LOVING it. I find it so strange when there is something that has really helped me and I somehow forgot to mention it on this blog. This book is one of those things. Ali Vincent is still very active and has her own website here: Ali Vincent: BIBI Lifestyle I remembered her and that…
  • You Always Pass Failure on the Way to Success

    Laura Moncur
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    I saw this quote today and it made me feel so much better. It reads: You always pass failure on the way to success. Mickey Rooney I have failed to eat healthy so many times. I have failed at consistent exercise so many times. After reading this quote, it makes me feel better instead of ashamed. If I wasn’t trying, I wouldn’t be failing. My biggest problem with those past failures is thinking that they are always around the corner. I have gotten very close to a healthy weight before. Now that I am nearing a healthy weight again, I have a fear that I will “lose it.” Fear…
  • My Eating Disorder Loves To Fantasize About Exercising

    Laura Moncur
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    The other day, I wrote this entry about old exercise machines: Starling Fitness – Old Exercise Machines from the 1979 Argos Catalogue The whole point of the entry is that exercise equipment hasn’t changed much in the last fifty years. For the last fifty years, our population has only been getting FATTER, so don’t bother buying any of those exercise machines that are available today because they won’t help you. After I wrote that entry, I promptly spent the next hour researching stretchy fitness bands on Amazon and YouTube. I found the best resistance band exercises…
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    EcoSalon

  • What’s It Like Being You? Bill Murray Has the Perfect Answer

    Jill Ettinger
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
      When it comes to the tough questions, one man always seems to have the answers: Bill Murray. As a kid, I was fixated with the thoughts in my brain. Not the content of the thoughts, exactly (unless they included chocolate), but the fact that they were just there being thought in my head. How was it that I was thinking this or that? Was there a God in my head making me think? For a long time, I sort of just assumed that everyone had a similar mind to mine. Thoughts come into our consciousness and we tend to them as needed—deciding how to deal with an urge to pee, or to roll around in…
  • Rana Plaza: 2 Years Later Fast Fashion Has Yet to Pay Up

    Leena Oijala
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    April 24, marked the second anniversary of the terribly sad and uncivil catastrophe at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. An unthinkable tragedy–1,134 people died and more than 2,500 were severely injured when the poorly built and managed Rana Plaza factory collapsed into rubble. Although this disaster was horrible in every way, it did bring the unjust effects of the fashion supply chain onto the global stage, causing labor rights and factory safety to come under further scrutiny. It also led to an increase in support of Fair Trade and sustainable fashion labels to grow. Several lower-end,…
  • How to Move In Together Without it Ending in Murder

    Abbie Stutzer
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    So, you want to move in together. You’re head over heels and feel as if your innards transformed into warm, sugary rainbow goo. Cut to six months later… It’s not like you’re unhappy that you moved in with the love of your life… it’s just that you’d rather them not do the dishes, laundry, etc., the way they do… Avoid all those annoying, mind-numbing, stupid (because they are stupid) fights about dishes, quirks, and more, by addressing your daily routines with your love before you move in together. 1. Talk about your stuff If you decide to move in with your partner, you’re…
  • Amy Schumer Nails It On ‘Fading Sexuality’ of Actresses [Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    So, we all know that there’s a “certain age” that female actresses get to when they’re no longer considered attractive. Ah hahaha. I know, it’s total BS. But you know how Hollywood is… Now, I always thought that age was 25. But according to Amy Schumer, you can totally be hot into your 50s… if you do it right. Watch Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, and Patricia Arquette send the beautiful and talented Julia Louis-Dreyfus off into “old-lady-hood” in this hilarious video. Related on EcoSalon  5 Conscious Stand Up Comedians Redefining Comedy Eco-Gal…
  • 6 Best Natural Multitasking Beauty Products

    Liz Thompson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Which beauty products do we love the best? Well, that has to be multitasking beauty products. Find out which ones to stock up on today. You are stranded on a deserted island and can only have one beauty product … what would you bring? It would have to be a natural beauty product that isn’t afraid to go the extra mile. Something that over-delivers. An item you always seem to be running out of or coming up with new uses for. Yes, green beauty lovers, we are talking the ever-popular multitasking natural beauty products. And with summer just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on them.
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Conscious Leadership: How a People-First Mindset Fuels Private Practice Success

    Heidi Jannenga
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Physical therapists are, by and large, natural-born leaders. Some may lead more quietly than others, but the fact is, you can’t foster patient trust, respect, and buy-in—and thus, help your patients achieve the best possible outcomes—without an aptitude for leadership. We are healers, sure—but we’re also teachers, coaches, and mentors. And we always lead with […] The post Conscious Leadership: How a People-First Mindset Fuels Private Practice Success appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • #physicaltherapy Insiders Podcast

    Larry Benz
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    I was honored to be interviewed by Therapy Insiders for their recent podcast found here. This is a great group of guys who are fun and impacting our profession in a positive way. One of them even created the Edge Mobility System!  The intent of the podcast was to explore EIM’s new entry level DPT initiative with South […] The post #physicaltherapy Insiders Podcast appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Here We Go Again…the PTA…How Do We Save Us From Ourselves?

    John Childs
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    This time of year in Texas, the weather is beautiful and in the 70s/80s, the bluebonnets are blooming, the Spurs are making another run in the NBA playoffs, and Fiesta is just around the corner. It’s perhaps my favorite time of the year! Unfortunately, it’s always interrupted by one big professional downer every single year, […] The post Here We Go Again…the PTA…How Do We Save Us From Ourselves? appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • The Growing Evidence

    Selena Horner
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    We have reached a point that I find unbelievable. In my wildest dreams I never envisioned that this profession would able to contribute as much as it does for society. My educational experience included a ton of time spent on understanding pathology…. understanding all sorts of anatomical problems. Visualizing what is “broken.” Grasping a general […] The post The Growing Evidence appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Options

    John Childs
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:48 pm
    This is a guest post from EIM Fellow Tom Denninger, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT at Proaxis Therapy in Greenville, SC.   Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common diagnosis associated with geriatric patients with low back. With the aging population, this normal and anticipated physiologic change, with or without symptoms, will continue to increase in […] The post Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Options appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 542nd Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:07 am
    I am currently writing this on a cocktail of three allergy medications, so I’d like to apologize in advance if it’s complete gibberish.  None of the three allergy medications actually make a difference, but I’m scared to test that theory and stop taking them.  I am a liquidy, itchy mess on them.  Who knows how […]
  • Feeling Alone

    Mel
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    This week is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), and it has been heartening — as it always is — to see so many posts speaking out about infertility.  I’m going to admit that I’ve been struggling with the theme this year and didn’t know if I would write anything. You are not alone. It is […]
  • Finishing Harry Potter

    Mel
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    The twins and I finished Harry Potter.  As in, we finished the whole series.  Our last day with the last book contained a 9-hour-long reading session and a lot of tears that culminated in a massive headache.  We ended by closing the last book and opening the first to read the opening paragraph.  And it […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 34: Editing and Authorship

    Mel
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* There was an interesting post recently on Mental Floss musing that Laura Ingalls Wilder may not have written the Little House books.  Or, she did write a draft of them, but her daughter heavily edited […]
  • How to Start a Book Club for Kids

    Mel
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    This week, I’m going to be leading the entire 4th grade through a game of Quidditch at recess.  Parents donated their brooms, the gym teacher donated the hoops and substitute-Quaffle, and the principal has crossed her fingers that no one gets a concussion.  Play ball! The Quidditch game is part of the book club I’ve […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Mutt the Custard.

    Carla
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    Please welcome Tara AKA Mutt the Custard. She’s here at my request as I love her take on the silly side of weight loss… I have black lab named Diesel. I wore a Fitbit for a couple of years and always checked to see how many steps I have done after walking the dog in the morning. It’s usually around 7000/3.5miles and my goal of course is to do at least 10000 a day. All of this started me thinking: and I just started thinking: Wouldn’t it be funny to know how many steps my dog did?? Diesel runs here there and everywhere so I imagined he would rack up the steps quickly.
  • An introvert outside her comfort zone.

    Carla
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    This post has rattled around in my head for a while.  It crystallized recently as we edge toward book release and I’m repeatedly shoved from my zone of comfy. And finding it exhausting. Once upon a time, I was chatting with the Foodie McBody pictured below, when she remarked: You know, people say you’re like a ninja. I pressed her to explain. I wondered if my self-appointed moniker of self-esteem ninja had taken off? She clarified it was the way I’d be “intensely mingling,” seemingly spontaneously vanish, & *poof* reappear as quickly as Id left. I…
  • Strong just is.

    Carla
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    There’s been discussion recently about a photographer who, according to the articles, is teaching her daughters Strong is The New Pretty. As the story goes, Kate Parker was prepping for a gallery show when she realized all her strongest images were of her daughters. Her daughters simply being themselves. Brave, dirty, confident, messy, strong. Thanks to having a mom who encouraged them in sports and what used to be seen as boy-type play (hello grit, determination & mud puddles) these photos perfectly captured the message Kate wanted to send: They (and in turn we as exhibition…
  • The harshest judgement (guest post)

    Carla
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    Please welcome Coco. I’ve known her for what feels like an eternity. I’ve admired her for just as long. I’m always always learning from her & I’m grateful for the post below. When I saw Carla’s post confessing how she’s judged others before walking in their shoes, it made me think about how I judge others. With Lent approaching, I thought it would be a good practice to notice when I judge others, catch myself, and figure out where the judgment was coming from. Don’t all good Christians get inspiration for their Lenten practice from their favorite…
  • My steps to mindful eating.

    Carla
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    I’ve been an intuitive/mindful eater for decades. It’s become so..intuitive I don’t know I could have defined or explained how I came to this place until the addition of the cupcake-muncher pictured above. I realized I not only did I need to need to practice what I longed to preach (“hmmm, what am I in the mood for? what food is my body requesting in this moment? am I hungry or bored?) I needed to be able to break it down into the steps I took to get here in case she ever asked. She hasn’t asked. Yet. Venus Williams asked. Already. I’m over at Venus’…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • The 2015 Boston Marathon - A Return to Glory

    Scott Dunlap
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    The 2015 Boston Marathon was a return to glory in many ways, and a welcome one at that. For the first time in two years, the chatter among the chilly 26,000+ runners in the starting area tents returned to the familiar topics of weather strategies, expected PR’s, and life journeys to this moment, and no longer of survivors, redemption, or douchebag terrorists facing the death penalty. Those stories are now just historic footnotes in a race that has already survived 119 years, and shows no signs of stopping (tip o’ the hat to bomb survivors toeing the line at the Boston Marathon). The field…
  • I've Stolen the Injinji Instagram Account!!!

    Scott Dunlap
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    The gang at Team Injinji has, perhaps foolishly, let me take over their Instagram account for the Boston Marathon weekend. They call it a #toetakeover. Follow along, or come find me if you are here! 😇
  • Speed and Sun At The 2015 Presidio 10-Mile/RRCA 10-Mile National Championship

    Scott Dunlap
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Yesterday, I joined 4,000+ runners at Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA, to soak in the sun and enjoy the challenging course of the Presidio 10-Mile road race. This was my fourth running of this hilly and fast route around the Presidio and Golden Gate Bridge put on by The Guardsmen, and it was once again the Road Runners Clubs of America (RRCA) 10-mile National Championship. It was the perfect tune up for the Boston Marathon just a week away, so I was curious to see how my tempo pace would hold up now that I was finally free of that pesky two-month chest cold. But most of…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    From this French study:Sociological studies have shown the link between humor and unconscious ideas that we have of the society in which we evolve. Researchers conducted a survey to answer the question: "What were the stereotypes of our medical profession that emerge from a transcript of jokes collected in a medical population?"Recruitment of the source population (doctors and medical students) was done through different personal and professional mailing lists, Twitter, Facebook, and medical press. The inclusion period was 6 weeks (from June 6 to July 14, 2013). Each physician recruited…
  • Offer new treatments only as part of post-market trials until data on meaningful outcomes are available, says Ben Goldacre to BMJ

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Watch the video from the BMJ channel below: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • High-fructose sweeteners are a principal driver of type 2 diabetes

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    High-fructose sweeteners are a principal driver of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its consequences, according to a recent report in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Conversely, whole foods that contain fructose (eg, fruits and vegetables) pose no problem for health and are likely protective against diabetes and adverse CV outcomes. Read more here: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(15)00040-3/abstractOur own Dr Hyman discusses How to Avoid the Hidden Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup in this video from the official Cleveland Clinic YouTube channel: "Dr. Mark Hyman,…
  • This is what happens when social media sites go too far

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

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Facebook is partnering with suicide prevention organizations on a new tool to identify people in distress. Forefront research scientist Ursula Whiteside discusses the project with Sara Murray. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Unsupportable ‘cat therapy’ stories score high on cuteness but low on quality, even though many of us probably don’t care….(and have never heard of the word zoonoses)

    cassels@uvic.ca
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    Alan Cassels is one of our reviewers and a regular contributor to the blog. The Huffington Post recently published a story, “11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier,” in a section called the “Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power.” Not only was this a bit of a head-scratcher, it seemed little more than shameless, cat-lover click-bait. Certainly cat lovers will be ensnared with the alluring headline and the heart-melting pictures of kittens, like this one. Tapping into what is undoubtedly a huge and growing internet-based repository for…
  • Schwitzer/Oransky workshop: “How to accurately report on medical research findings.”

    Gary Schwitzer
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Here are some of the examples used in the workshop, “How to accurately report on medical research findings,” at the Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference, April 23, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. The workshop was led by Gary Schwitzer, publisher of HealthNewsReview.org, and Ivan Oransky, MD, Vice President and Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today.  We are posting these examples here so that journalists can visit the links during the workshop, and afterwards. Gary’s workshop examples: 1) Journal article:  “A Clinical Study of Lupron Dept in…
  • The study that never existed: cancer edition

    Kevin Lomangino
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    A couple of years ago on this blog, we shared the unfortunate story of Iced tea, kidney stones, and the study that never existed. Now, history seems to be repeating itself with another phantom study about vitamin supplements and cancer risk. As Michael McBurney writes on the TalkingNutrition blog of supplement manufacturer DSM, a variety of media outlets (Sunday Express, The Guardian, Daily Mail, CBS News) reported on a study supposedly presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting by Dr. Tim Byers of the Colorado Cancer Center. McBurney is not too happy about it.
  • Why so little news about Medicare Advantage plan rate increases?

    Gary Schwitzer
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    The following is a guest blog post by Trudy Lieberman, who has specialized in health policy and health care reform news coverage throughout much of her career. Sellers of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans couldn’t have asked for a better result in their latest quest for higher government payments. In February, Medicare announced plans to hit these companies with a proposed 0.95 percent cut in payments. And yet by April — thanks to a concerted lobbying campaign by insurers and their allies — these companies instead were celebrating a 1.25 percent increase. This is the third time in…
  • Roundup of Media Messages on the New Mammogram Guidelines

    Kevin Lomangino
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) unveiled a draft update to its guidelines on screening for breast cancer yesterday. The major media outlets all jumped in with coverage that — for the most part — did reasonably thorough jobs of fulfilling our criteria for health news stories. And while we didn’t think there was enough contrast between the stories to justify individual systematic reviews of each outlet, there were certainly nuances and points of emphasis that differed with each reporter’s take. We thought it would be useful to link to the coverage and…
 
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Dear Military Spouses: Dealing with PPMD as a Military Spouse

    Esther Dale
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    I gave birth to my oldest baby on April 23, 2009 at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. 3 months after giving birth, I was back at Wilford Hall, this time at the ER, terrified that I might act on the terrible thoughts and images that were in my head […] The post Dear Military Spouses: Dealing with PPMD as a Military Spouse appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThe Chaplain is an excellent person to speak with. Also a good ... by Margaret 
  • Warrior Mom Book Club: Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields

    Heather King
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    The following is a conversation between several members of the Warrior Mom Book Club after reading “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression” by Brooke Shields, the latest in our book club’s maternal mental health-related reads.  You can learn more about the book on Goodreads and purchase it on Amazon.     Welcome to […] The post Warrior Mom Book Club: Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Warrior Mom Wall Announcement

    Lauren Hale
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    We all have stories to tell. Stories filled with victories, with curve balls, and stories filled with heart. We want your stories on our Warrior Wall at Postpartum Progress’ first Warrior Mom Conference, the first EVER patient-centered maternal mental health conference. How do you participate, you wonder? Easy: Grab some paper. One page only, no […] The post Warrior Mom Wall Announcement appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThanks x by butterflymum83That's inches. -L by Lauren HaleGreat idea! Just a quick question…
  • Sprinkles of Self-Care

    Lauren Hale
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    I push self-care a lot in the #PPDChat world. Why? Because it was one of the biggest things that helped me and also because as mothers, we often forget to mother the most important person in our lives -ourselves. This week’s #PPDChat focused on self-care, angling toward finding the positive, even in the dark. There […] The post Sprinkles of Self-Care appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI am SO glad to hear that it helped you hugely and that you ... by Lauren HaleI remember you telling me about list of 3 when I was…
  • Moments

    Heather King
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
             “Enjoy every moment, won’t you?” I offer a watery smile and nod but inside my blood freezes and my heart pounds with the anxiety that has come to constantly plague me like an unwelcome guest. Because how can I? How can I enjoy every moment of what is hailed such a precious time when […] The post Moments appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThankyou for reading, Kami. I know it is so, so hard to hear ... by butterflymum83This is the main reason that I have trouble taking my son out. ... by KamiI…
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    Medgadget

  • Medtronic Activa Neurostimulators Approved in Europe for Full Body MRI Scans

    Editors
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Medtronic won European regulatory approval for its Activa line of deep brain stimulators (DBS) to be safe for use in full body MRI scans, given certain conditions. Previously, the company had approval for only head scans under MRI for patients wearing their DBS devices. The new announcement allows both future as well as existing patients to receive MRI scans of any part of the body, as long as specific precautions are taken by the radiology techs. These are the only DBS systems to receive a full-body MR-conditional approval from the European authorities, allowing patients…
  • Mobidiag Presents Two New Diagnostic Platforms at ECCMID 2015

    Marko Kuisma
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    Novodiag™ and Amplidiag™ Easy platforms to serve both low- and high-throughput customer needs with emphasis on accessibility and affordability Espoo, Finland – April 22, 2015 – Mobidiag Ltd, a Finnish molecular diagnostics company specializing in the development of innovative diagnostics solutions for infectious diseases, today announced the first public presentation of two new diagnostic platforms – Novodiag and Amplidiag Easy – at ECCMID 2015 in Copenhagen on April 25-28. The entirely new Novodiag platform is a fully integrated and automated system, enabling accessible and…
  • IdentRx Promises to Prevent Nearly All Medication Errors

    Editors
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Medication errors continue to plague the clinical community and even rare cases of mistakes can make a big splash in the news. And for a good reason: we all expect to be treated than harmed when receiving medical care. A new device is currently in the third round of pilot testing, including at major retail pharmacies and Purdue University, that may help avoid prescription errors altogether. The IdentRx system from PerceptiMed, a Mountain View, California firm, optically analyzes every single pill that will be given to a patient to make sure it precisely matches each prescription. It is the…
  • Programmable Replacement Tissue Sponges Dissolve When Needed

    Editors
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    Growing new tissues to replace diseased ones in a guided and engineered way is becoming a practical reality. Stem cells are being harnessed to do just that, but often, and particularly with larger pieces of replacement tissue, one needs an appropriate scaffold to grow them on. Researchers at Tufts have been perfecting their use of silk as a platform on which cells can grow and proliferate. In their latest achievement, the team headed by Professor David L. Kaplan was able to design a way to create silk sponges that dissolve into the body after a predetermined amount of time. This is critically…
  • Juniper Pharmaceuticals Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

    Misha
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
      Boston, MA – April 23, 2015 – Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNP) (“the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in women’s health, today announced the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board (“SAB”) comprised of internationally renowned physicians and scientists, whose mission will be to provide scientific and clinical advice on the identification and advancement of product candidates for Juniper’s women’s health portfolio. The SAB consists of the following distinguished members:…
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    VitalJuiceDaily.com

  • Omega vrt350hd Juicer Review [Video]

    Life Coach
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    HD in single auger Omega VRT350HD Juicer stands for heavy duty. Juicing like other nutritional choices is a lifestyle decision. You may decide to juice occasionally or daily. Heavy duty style juicers are for those who have reached the conclusion that daily juicing is connected to better health, more energy and longevity. Health conscious individuals who juice daily have compared masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers. They know that centrifugal juicers don’t work well with leafy green vegetables. Omega vrt350hd is a masticating juicer that could juice almost everything including leafy…
  • Omega vrt350hd vs Omega juicer 8006

    Life Coach
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Omega Vert Juicer Comparison The post Omega vrt350hd vs Omega juicer 8006 appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Omega Vert Juicer Side By Side Comparison

    Life Coach
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Omega vert juicer is a late comer to Omega masticating juicer family. The original masticating juicers had for the most part a horizontal configurations that made them impractical for smaller counter space. Omega vertical juicers take less counter space. They also have some upgrades that impacts what you could juice. Juicing is extraction of liquids from solids. Usually we think of juicing in relation to fruits and green vegetables like apple juice, carrot juice, kale juice. However, soy milk, coconut, almond milk are also a part of juicing. Vertical juicer design allows the making and mixing…
  • Cabbage Juice Recipe For Digestive Health

    Life Coach
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Cheri Calbom, in her book Guide To Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits and Vegetables, calls the recipe below an antiulcer cabbage cocktail. Original Antiulcer Cabbage Cocktail 1/4 small head green cabbage 3 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, and trimmed 4 celery stalks with leaves I modified the recipe to take advantage of higher nutrient content of red cabbage and celery leaves. Also, I don’t need a lot of sugar to enter my blood stream quickly. So, I go easy on the fruits, especially those with high glycemic value. Don’t mistake high glycemic value…
  • Guide To Juicing for Health

    Life Coach
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    The Juice Lady’s Guide To Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits and Vegetables Revised Edition Most successful juicing recipe books flow from the personal challenges of the writer. You can’t fake experience. In her book, Guide To Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits, Cherie Calbom shares two significant turning points in her life that increased her awareness of health and her resolve to educate herself and help others. One of her experiences with a crazed burglar matches a horror story. It is both heart wrenching and miraculous.
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • IMGs matching into surgery: What are the chances?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/skeptical-scalpel" rel="tag">Skeptical Scalpel, MD</a>
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Anyone considering attending a Caribbean or any foreign medical school should do due diligence. An Internet search is step one. If the school does not list residency match statistics, that could be a red flag. It would not be easy to accomplish, but try to speak with some current students or recent graduates of any schools you are thinking about. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • MKSAP: 48-year-old woman with gradual weight gain

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag">mksap</a>
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 48-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She is concerned about her gradual weight gain over the years and requests counseling on how she can most effectively lose weight. Over 8 years, she has gained approximately 18 kg (40 lb). With several commercial diets, she has lost weight but always gains it back. She has a sedentary job, and often skips breakfast or eats dinner on the run. She states she cannot fit exercise into her busy day. She takes no medications…
  • An inadvertent physical exam

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/bart-windrum" rel="tag">Bart Windrum</a>
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    “Nobody does this …” Dr. D said as a greeting as he walked in holding the 700-word letter I had sent him some weeks before my periodic physical examination. Half the letter addressed six issues that had arisen during the year and a half since my last physical. I thought, nearing age 62, that it’d be both efficient and prudent to provide my GP an update on my health experiences. Half a page devoted to that didn’t seem excessive to me. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • So you want to be a female surgeon.  Here are 10 tips to make it.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-nikki-stamp" rel="tag">Dr. Nikki Stamp</a>
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I am lucky enough, from time to time, to be invited to speak to young women who want to be surgeons when they “grow up.” I always have a hard time striking a balance between what I should share that is positive and inspirational and what I should share that is a little harsh and uncomfortable. Once, I turned to my friends and colleagues on Facebook on what they thought about my topic for a women in surgery talk which was on how to have it all. One of my more opinionated friends summed it up pretty well: “I’d like to find the bitch who has ‘it all’ and slap…
  • A vision for a more efficient, more elegant health care visit

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joseph-allencherril" rel="tag">Joseph Allencherril</a>
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    As a patient, I would like a primary care visit that is pleasant, comprehensive, convenient, and efficient. As a future practitioner, I hope for a visit that is unhurried, educational, efficient, and holistic. We may have through all these years grown accustomed to the status quo — on both ends — that is, we have come to expect the 45-minute wait in the atrium prior to our beckoning by the nurse and proceed to further 15-minute wait after the ceremonial measurement of vitals, before we finally meet our physician. And even once she is in the room with us we feel unable to voice all…
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    SharpBrains

  • Upcoming online course on ADHD treatments to include com­ple­men­tary 1-year treat­ment mon­i­tor­ing system

    SharpBrains
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    Great news: SharpBrains’ upcoming course How to Navigate Conventional and Complementary ADHD Treatments for Healthy Brain Development will include a complementary treatment monitoring system for 1-year to course participants. Based on Dr. Rabiner’s guidance, a software vendor has developed an online system that enables health professionals and parents to track children’s progress via the online distribution and scoring of behavior rating forms. Course participants will receive a certificate that their child’s clinician can use to receive systematic, regular feedback on how the…
  • Why addressing brain health priorities requires open science (8-minute video)

    SharpBrains
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Description of talk (8 minutes): Why open science? The reasons are many, but here are a few: our service members returning from 14 years of war, the rise in awareness of sports related brain injuries and new research that shows the interrelatedness of neurological illnesses. One Mind believes there are three key drivers to building a strong foundation for brain diseases research – collaboration, big science, and data sharing focused on helping the patient, not the researcher. General Peter Chiarelli, USA (Ret.) was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of ONE MIND in 2012. He is a retired…
  • New $100M investment in Canada to accelerate brain health innovation

    SharpBrains
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Brain research at Toronto health centre gets $100M funding boost in federal budget (National Post): “Ottawa is helping fund a $100 million initiative with Toronto’s Baycrest Health Sciences to develop a national hub for brain research…“Past generations of adults said they were most concerned about cancer or heart disease. This generation says they’re most concerned about their brains,” said Dr. Reichman. Dr. Reichman believes an entirely new suite of software products — such as online brain health assessments, memory and aging management training, and mobile medication…
  • Study: Dietary interventions can help children with ADHD (especially with proper monitoring and adjustment)

    Dr. David Rabiner
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    Are dietary interventions effective for treating ADHD? This has been a controversial question over the years with strong proponents on both sides of the issue. For many parents and professionals, trying to parse through the different claims about the impact of diet on ADHD has been challenging and confusing. At this point, substantial research on how dietary interventions impact ADHD has accumulated and several meta-analyses of this work have been published. In a meta-analysis, the researcher begins by trying to identify all relevant studies of an issue that meet certain predefined criteria,…
  • How Einstein’s brain helps study intelligence and lifelong neuroplasticity

    SharpBrains
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    The strange afterlife of Einstein’s brain (BBC News): “Einstein’s death 60 years ago was just the start of a strange journey for the most prized part of his anatomy, his brain. Stored in jars and on slides, it is still inspiring awe and scholarly research… Harvey had overseen the division of the brain into 240 blocks, and created 12 sets of 200 slides containing tissue samples indexed to the blocks. These were delivered, as promised, to the great and the good of 1950s neuropathology…Those who did reply found it to be no different from normal, non-genius brains. This mirrored the…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • Ridicule Mehmet Oz, Don’t Have Him Fired

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    By SAURABH JHA, MD  If I could invite four people for dinner, alive or dead, they would be Mark Twain, William Shackleton, Christopher Hitchens and Homer Simpson (Bart’s dad). If Mehmet Oz turned up with a bag of Garcinia Cambogia I would excuse myself. Few things drive me to the abyss more reliably than the […]
  • Independent Practice Equals Higher Satisfaction

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    By TOM GUILLANI, MD, MS Thinking of starting a new practice?  Is the lure of independence calling to you?  There are more reasons than every why independent practice is a great option. Being your own boss is not only easier than it once was, it can actually make you happier. Independent physicians have many more […]
  • SGR Appeal: Fixing the Present, Setting a Foundation for the Future

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    FARZAD MOSTASHARI Last week, I was riveted to the deliberations on the Senate floor, as the fate of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA – so far, more commonly called the “SGR fix”) was decided. One amendment after another failed to pass; the legislation ultimately passed by a vote of 92-8, and was […]
  • Finding the Stars of Hospital Care In the US

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    By ASHISH JHA, MD Why do star ratings? Now we’re giving star ratings to hospitals? Does anyone think this is a good idea? Actually, I do. Hospital ratings schemes have cropped up all over the place, and sorting out what’s important and what isn’t is difficult and time consuming. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]
  • Why Microsoft May Be the One to Watch

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:55 pm
    By MATTHEW HOLT Matthew Holt: I’m talking with one of the most interesting people in healthcare, Dale Sanders who these days is the Senior Vice President for Strategy for Health Catalyst, a really fast growing data warehousing analytics company. Dale, before that, did a bunch of stuff in the Air Force, at Intermountain, was involved […]
 
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    Bad Science

  • WHO announcement on withheld clinical trials, and my commentary in PLoS Medicine

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

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

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

    Ben Goldacre
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    There is an excellent research paper published today in the BMJ, showing that academic press releases routinely exaggerate scientific findings and mislead the public. This is something I’ve often covered. In this story, for example, the BMJ’s own press release about their own paper was hopelessly and entirely misleading. And after this story, featuring a […]
  • 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, […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • America’s quack counterattacks by calling his critics industry hacks

    Orac
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Last week, a group of ten doctors led by Dr. Henry Miller, most of whom were affiliated either with the Hoover Institution or the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)—or both—wrote a letter to Lee Goldman, MD, the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University complaining that Dr. Mehmet…
  • The parrot is still dead, and MMR still doesn’t cause autism

    Orac
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    So busy was I writing about America’s quack Dr. Mehmet Oz and, of course, the FDA hearing on regulating homeopathy that I didn’t take note of a story that came out the other day examining a study looking at the association between MMR vaccination and autism. More correctly, the study examines the lack of association…
  • Regulating the magic that is homeopathy: The sabotage of poor reporting and false balance

    Orac
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Well, it’s over. I’m referring to the two day hearing held by the FDA in Bethesda seeking public comment regarding how it should modernize its regulation of homeopathic products. Actually, as I discussed before (as did Jann Bellamy over at my favorite other blog, Science-Based Medicine), in fact it’s arguable wither there is currently much,…
  • New Wikileaks release peeks behind the scenes of America’s quack

    Orac
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    It would appear that some people got the impression that, just because I questioned whether a recent publicity stunt in which ten doctors and researchers, led by a well-known pro-GMO activist working for the Hoover Institution, Dr. Henry Miller, sent a letter to the dean at Columbia University in essence asking him to fire Oz…
  • A publicity stunt against Dr. Oz threatens to backfire spectacularly

    Orac
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:34 am
    I didn’t think I would be writing about this, but, then again, I seem to say that fairly frequently. Be that as it may, on Friday I wrote about a letter sent to Lee Goldman, MD, the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University complaining about Dr. Mehmet Oz’s promotion…
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    World of Psychology

  • Comebacks to Putdowns

    Linda Sapadin, Ph.D
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Wouldn’t it be great if people nixed their insults, squelched their criticisms, and instead, did nothing but support and encourage you? Wouldn’t you love it if friends, family, co-workers and bosses went out of their way to appreciate what you did right, instead of berating you for what you did wrong? If you’re into space exploration, I hope you discover a planet on which people live that way. But on Earth, people blame and shame all the time. And that’s on their good days. When they really have an ax to grind, they add insults, curses, ridicule and humiliation. Unless you’re…
  • Psychology Around the Net: April 25, 2015

    Alicia Sparks
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers how to tell if you’re making a good first impression, how the smell of sweat can help spread happiness (seriously), how your stress can be passed along via DNA, and more. Want to Make a Good Impression? Try This Trick: Social psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of No One Understands You and What to Do About It, says we can get better insight into how we’re perceived by others by asking a close friend one simple — yet revealing — question. New Evidence Shows Probiotics Could Help Fight Depression: Feel any…
  • 7 Signs It’s Time to Consider Couples Counseling

    Psych Central Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Fixing a relationship with therapy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s broken, it’s just maintenance! Maintaining a happy long-term relationship isn’t easy. And when the going gets tough, the tough sometimes need outside help. Couples counseling isn’t a last-ditch effort to save a broken partnership. It’s a healthy form of relationship upkeep. Keep reading for 7 totally normal signs you need couples therapy, and find out how you and your partner can start rebuilding intimacy on your own. How to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage 1) You Keep Having the Same Fight.
  • 13 Warning Signs You’re in a Codependent Relationship

    Melody Wilding, LMSW
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Have you ever found yourself in a one-sided relationship where you felt as if you were the one doing all the giving, all the caring, while receiving nothing in return? If this dynamic sounds familiar, it’s likely you’re trapped in the web of codependency, a pattern of behavior where your self-worth and identity hinges on another’s approval. Codependency was first defined nearly 50 years ago to describe unhealthy relationships characterized by excessive control or compliance, often with one partner lacking self-sufficiency and autonomy. The concept was originally conceived in the…
  • Best of Our Blogs: April 24, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    There are the things you know you shouldn’t have done. It was the hurtful thing you said, the anger for a “friend” you didn’t let go of, or the fact that you stayed in situations/relationships long past its due date. The question isn’t whether you experienced them because we all do. But it’s what you make of it. Can you forgive yourself and accept responsibility for the thing you did? Do you try to forget through distraction or do you beat yourself up about it and never let go? The ability to not just move on, but move forward when we make mistakes is…
 
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    AwfulPlasticSurgery.com

  • AwfulPlasticSurgery.com Sizzles

    appydio
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Contact Information: Brea Campos media@awfulplasticsurgery.com https://twitter.com/awfulplasticsur AwfulPlasticSurgery.com Sizzles Jennifer Lopez Before And After Rhinoplasty AwfulPlasticSurgery.com showcases the worst of terrible celebrity plastic surgery. The site can be found at http://awfulplasticsurgery.com Here are just a few comments about the site: “The first time I came across this site I spent ages looking through all the photos in open-mouthed amazement.” “I think a lot of women would enjoy looking at this site as it has the gossipy lure of ‘Heat’ magazine but much…
  • Catherine Zeta Jones

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  • Audrina Partridge

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  • Ashton Kutcher

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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • This Stat Will Make Deforestation Hit Home

    Luke Whelan
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Okay, so deforestation is sad, and it's Arbor Day so we should be extra sad about it. But there are so many things to be sad about, right? Well maybe this stat, from a study that came out last month, will make the loss of the world's forests sink in for you: More than 70 percent of the worlds's forests are within 1 kilometer of a forest edge. Thus, most forests are well within the range where human activities, altered microclimate and nonforest species may influence and degrade forest ecosystems. That's right, we've arrived at the point where the majority of the forest in the world is just a…
  • This Is Why You Crave Sugar When You're Stressed Out

    Gabrielle Canon
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here's something that won't come as a surprise to anyone who has ever devoured a pint of Rocky Road after a miserable day at work: Researchers at the University of California-Davis recently found that 80 percent of people report eating more sweets when they are stressed. Their new study, published in the the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, offers a possible explanation. Sugar, the researchers found, can diminish physiological responses normally produced in the brain and body during stressful situations. With stress levels on the rise, this could explain why more people are…
  • Obama Just Called Out Florida's Climate Deniers in Their Own Backyard

    Tim McDonnell
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    President Barack Obama just marked Earth Day with a speech on climate change, given from a podium in Florida's Everglades National Park. The choice of venue was appropriate from an environmental perspective—the Everglades is already acutely feeling the impacts of sea level rise—but it was also telling from a political standpoint. Although our swampiest national park has a long history of bipartisan support, it's located in a state that has recently produced some of the most absurdist climate denial in recent memory—and Obama didn't forget to mention it. Florida is home not…
  • Scott Walker Celebrates Earth Day by Proposing To Fire 57 Environmental Agency Employees

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    Happy Earth Day! Today is a day we can all band together and share our love for this beautiful planet—or at least drown our sorrows about climate change with nerdy themed cocktails. Later today, President Barack Obama will mark the occasion with a climate-focused speech in the Florida Everglades. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, had a different idea: Fire a big chunk of the state's environmental staff. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Fifty-seven employees of the state Department of Natural Resources began receiving formal notices this…
  • How Californians Screwed Drought-Plagued California

    Josh Harkinson
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    Solving California's water crisis got a lot harder on Monday when a state appeals court struck down steeply tiered water rates in the city of San Juan Capistrano. Like many other California cities, this affluent Orange County town encourages conservation by charging customers who use small amounts of water a lower rate per gallon than customers who use larger amounts. The court ruled that the practice conflicts with Proposition 218, a ballot measure that, among other things, bars governments from charging more for a service than it costs to provide it. The drought isn't the only way Prop. 218…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • MediScripts Rx Pad Ad Features HAVITOL - A Fake Drug Not to be Confused with HAVIDOL!

    PharmaGuy
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    The following full-page ad for mediscripts prescription pads in the April 2015 edition of PM360 caught my attention.I guess pharma companies can place Rx drug ads within these pads as shown in the example above, which shows an ad for "Once-Daily Havitol," a fake drug.This is very funny on many levels, but also not funny. Did the external or internal PM360 agency that created the mediscripts ad realize what a Google search on "Havitol" yields? If so, it has quite a sense of humor. Let me explain.Read more »
  • 2014 Archive of Pharma Marketing News

    PharmaGuy
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    Welcome to the 2014 ARCHIVE of Pharma Marketing News. All articles are FREE! No subscription is required to download these articles from past issues. Articles become available to non-subscribers approximately two months after publication. To obtain articles as soon as they are published, you must subscribe to the email newsletter service. Subscription is free and supported by advertising. 2014 Article List January, 2014 (Vol. 13, Issue #1)Executive Summary of Complete IssueThe Year 2013 in ImagesPharma Content Marketing StrategiesLeveraging Infographics and Search for Better Health…
  • The Patients Included Movement: My Comments on the Global Charter, re "Key Patient Advocates" & Transparency

    PharmaGuy
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    "Patient centricity" is all the rage these days among pharmaceutical industry conference attendees and speakers. It is even becoming more common for actual patients to be part of the faculty/speakers and/or attendees of these conferences.This wasn't always the case, which is why Lucien Engelen launched the "NO-SHOW Patients Act" in 2012 (read "No-Show patients on conferences : Patients Included™"). Lucien founded and is the Director of the Reshape Center at the Radboud University Medical Center located in the Netherlands. The Center is at the…
  • Determining How Much Pharma Spends on Internet vs. TV DTC Advertising is a Daunting Task!

    PharmaGuy
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    I prepared the chart on the left for the Pharma Marketing News article "DTC Ad Spending Rises from the Grave," which was published this Monday. You should compare this version of the chart to the one I published here on Pharma Marketing Blog last week (here). This chart says 5% of pharma's 2014 DTC ad budget went to the Internet (excluding search), whereas the previous version says only 3%. This chart says 63% of the budget went to TV, whereas the previous version says 70%. I'll ignore print for now. Determining the exact amount that the pharmaceutical industry spends on…
  • AstraZeneca Mines PatientsLikeMe's "Dark" Data & Avoids Engaging Patients Directly

    PharmaGuy
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    AstraZeneca Mines PatientsLikeMe's "Dark" Data & Avoids Engaging Patients Directly.
 
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • Creating the safe place for patients and caregivers

    Paul Levy
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Here's a beautiful video presented by David Mayer, Vice President of Quality and Safety for MedStar Health, as an attachment to a column he recently posted on Educate the Young,  He says:High Reliability science is one area we are looking to for answers to systems failures in healthcare. High reliability organizations stress the importance of “Stopping the Line” when a worker senses something doesn’t feel right. The concept has been shown to help reduce harm in many high risk environments. What if something similar existed for communication concerns in the healthcare…
  • The next bend up in the cost curve: Rising prices for old proven drugs?

    Paul Levy
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    A anesthesiologist friend sent me the note below. If accurate, as this doctor says, "The expense of the surgical robot will pale in comparison to the coming tsunami of overpriced drugs!"  I'm hoping some full-time health care reporters take a look, as this seems to be a major story that has been neglected.A short while ago, our office-based OR discovered it could not get neostigmine* from our usual suppliers but could find only an exorbitantly expensive "new" one. I emailed back and forth with the company whose product we used to use and all they could tell me was "per FDA regulations we…
  • Never mind, I'll wait till Monday

    Paul Levy
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    Lisa Rapaport at Reuters summarizes the findings of an intriguing BMJ article. The lede:Patients admitted to the hospital on weekends are more likely to get a preventable illness or injury during their stay than people admitted during the week, a large U.S. study finds.Even after adjusting for patient characteristics, including the severity of the condition that brought them to the hospital, weekend admission was still linked with more than a 20 percent increased likelihood of hospital-acquired conditions when compared to weekday admissions, lead author Dr. Frank Attenello, a researcher at…
  • Defeating defects on WIHI

    Paul Levy
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Madge Kaplan writes:The next WIHI broadcast — Reducing Risks and Defects in Real Time with Help from the Frontlines — will take place on Thursday, April 23, from 2 to 3 PM ET, and I hope you'll tune in.Our guests will include:Andrea Kabcenell, RN, MPH, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare ImprovementSteven J. Spear, PhD, MS, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, Senior Fellow, IHIAlexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita, Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterRoger Resar, MD, The Mayo Clinic Health System, Senior Fellow, IHI As health care…
  • Coming soon to the US?

    Paul Levy
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    The English press have a love-hate relationship with the National Health Service.  On one day, you might find a story about the extreme dedication of a given nurse who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help a sick or disabled old man or woman. On the next, you’ll find an article excoriating the system and its leaders for allowing long wait times at the A&E's (emergency rooms). And during an election campaign of the sort now taking place in the UK, both extremes are presented almost every day.  And that’s in the responsible press. The tabloids even more so.Knowing…
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    PharmaGossip

  • Psychiatrists With Ties to AstraZeneca Resign From Texas State Hospital

    insider
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
    By  ED SILVERMAN Bloomberg NewsTwo psychiatrists at a Texas state hospital have resigned after being told they would face disciplinary actions for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking and consulting fees from AstraZeneca AZN +1.58% while also promoting one of its drugs to state officials, according to a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.The psychiatrists allegedly violated various department rules as a result of their relationship to the drug maker, which involved efforts to ensure the Seroquel XR antipsychotic would be…
  • Yes!

    insider
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    WHO calls for increased transparency in medical researchNote for the media14 April 201514 APRIL | 2015 GENEVA - WHO today issued a public statement calling for the disclosure of results from clinical trials for medical products, whatever the result. The move aims to ensure that decisions related to the safety and efficacy of vaccines, drugs and medical devices for use by populations are supported by the best available evidence.“Our intention is to promote the sharing of scientific knowledge in order to advance public health,” said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director General…
  • Read it and weep - then get angry!

    insider
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:12 am
    The Deadly Corruption of Clinical TrialsUpdate (4/3/2015):  After nearly 11 years of obfuscation and denial surrounding the tragic death of Dan Markingson, the University of Minnesota has suspended enrollment in psychiatric drug trials. This comes in response to a blistering report issued by the Minnesota State Legislative Auditor that cites "serious ethical issues" and vindicates much of the reporting in the story below. Read more from Carl Elliott about the fallout from the report here.IT'S NOT EASY TO WORK UP a good feeling about the institution that destroyed your…
  • Tattoo

    insider
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
  • Wine anyone?

    insider
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:28 pm
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Boston Playwright Will Donate Proceeds From “Voices of We” to Local Women’s Organizations

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

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

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

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

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

  • Carbon pricing helping farmers ease methane pollution.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Leo Van Warmerdam pointed to a red shed housing a large generator on his family’s dairy farm as he loped over two acres of manure. The thick black plastic stretching across the manure ballooned as he walked on it, inflated by methane building from beneath. The cover seemed to be doing its job: It didn’t smell much different above the lagoon than it did elsewhere in this livestock-dominated swath of the Central Valley, just south of Sacramento.
  • U.S. to assume Arctic Council chair amid dispute over Russian military moves.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    The United States will take over Friday as chair of the Arctic Council, the international body of representatives from eight nations with territory in the region. U.S. delegates they’ll focus on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and its peoples. And despite divisions between some members, observers say they don’t believe council’s work will be disrupted.
  • How I got converted to G.M.O. food.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Mohammed Rahman doesn't know it yet, but his small farm in central Bangladesh is globally significant. Mr. Rahman, a smallholder farmer in Krishnapur, about 60 miles northwest of the capital, Dhaka, grows eggplant on his meager acre of waterlogged land.
  • Pope Francis forces the issue on climate change.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    High-profile climate researchers, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and church officials will gather at the Vatican next week for a conference on climate change. It’s Pope Francis’s latest effort to raise the profile of the issue among churchgoers, and it’s sure to make some Catholics hot under the collar.
  • Newsweek adds disclosure about Koch ties of professor who wrote anti-wind power piece.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    On April 11, Newsweek ran an opinion piece by Randy Simmons titled, “What’s the True Cost of Wind Power?” Citing a bundle of figures, Simmons concludes, “The high costs of federal subsidies and state mandates for wind power have not paid off for the American public.”
 
 
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    Yahoo Health

  • My Mom Made Me Hate My Body

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Her daily tally of calories on the refrigerator’s whiteboard made me wonder if I was eating too many calories myself. When I started gaining weight in middle school, as middle schoolers typically do, that was when she told me I could add a zero on the end of the weight I wanted to be to figure out how many calories I should have in a day.
  • I Was Addicted To Tanning

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The tan is not worth the consequences. (Courtesy of Laurie Bartley) For years, I always had a tan, until I finally had to face how much I hated how I looked without one—and get over it. Related: 10 Best Self-Tanners and How to Apply Them I got addicted to tanning while working as a lifeguard the summer after my senior year of high school.
  • 5 Healthy Ways To Use Canned Fruit

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    How do we freshen up canned fruit for healthy recipes? Canned options can be a healthy and budget-friendly way to incorporate more servings of fruit into your diet. Try using canned fruit in fun and exciting ways, such as these five inspiring recipes. Fruit Cocktail Turn canned fruit into a frozen treat that’s way better for you than a sugary ice pop.
  • Can Sex Screw With Your Athletic Performance?

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Well, yes and no. (photo: David Slijper) There is an old belief that seminal fluid, the stuff of life, gives men their strength, courage, and athleticism. Thus, one should not give in to sexual desires before a big game. Fast-forward a couple millennia, and while most guys don’t consider the stuff to be the root of all things masculine (some Papua New Guinea tribes do still require boys drink it to become men, according to the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality), we have largely held onto the notion that sex screws with athleticism. “It’s a widely held belief, especially within…
  • 5 Ways To Get Slim On Autopilot

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    “We think choice makes us happy, but the truth is, it can cause a lot of unnecessary anxiety,” says Judith Beck, PhD, author of The Diet Trap Solution and president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Philadelphia.
 
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    The Medical News

  • Having best friends helps children with disabilities

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    Dropping off a child at kindergarten for the first time can be one of the most memorable yet terrifying experiences of parenthood. Among the many concerns parents face is the worry whether your child will make friends - a key factor, research shows, in reducing anxiety, depression and the likelihood of being bullied.
  • New Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal to be launched in fall 2015

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, is the only journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the biochemical mechanisms of endocannabinoids.
  • Sofosbuvir in combination with ribavirin/peginterferon achieves highest SVR rates in GT-3 HCV patients

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Results presented today at The International Liver Congress 2015 demonstrate that hepatitis C (HCV)-infected genotype-3 (GT-3) patients, with and without cirrhosis, receiving 24 weeks of sofosbuvir (SOF) in combination with ribavirin (RBV) and peginterferon (PEG) achieved the highest sustained virologic response rates at 12 weeks (SVR12), observed in a Phase 3 study, to date.
  • Birmingham City University event to focus on digital future of NHS

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:48 am
    The digital future of the NHS will be the focus of a free Birmingham City University event next week. 'Healthcare in a Digital Age' takes place on Thursday 30 April and will see innovators Edward Miller and Robin Vickers lead discussions on the digitisation of patient information and the integration of services giving patients more control over their healthcare.
  • TCSPP announces launch of Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis Program

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a nonprofit university and one of the leading institutions devoted exclusively to the study of psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences, announces the launch of its Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at the Washington, D.C. Campus and online.
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Learn The Best Tests For Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    If you think you have Celiac Disease, or want to know if you have Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, don’t guess. Get tested. You might call your aching bloated belly wheat allergy when it may be gluten sensitivity or wheat intolerance, a reaction to fructans, or something else. You may even wonder if you have Celiac disease. Gluten gets a bad rap, and gluten-free is supposedly good. Is that really true? Are we actually in the midst of a gluten epidemic? Pinning down the number of people with gluten sensitivity symptoms is challenging. Some experts find that wheat doesn’t affect as…
  • What Percentage Raw Is Right for You?

    Frederic Patenaude
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    A reader writes: I don’t think any sort of fixed ratio is “best.” Learning to tune into intuitive guidance and release any guilt, shame or fear is what I try to do. I often find that I am guided to eat sugary foods when I am experiencing a creative block. The “sugar high” helps me to break through my inhibitions. Yes, I pay for it, but I am also rewarded by the ability to express myself. Health is more than just physical. Eating 100% Raw Eating 100% raw is certainly not for everybody, but there’s no doubt it works for some people, at least for a while. But these people would like…
  • Don’t Be Fooled by These 5 Miracle Elixirs…Ahem, Superfoods

    Colleen M. Story
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Which superfoods are mostly super-hype? I just finished performing in a production of “Sweeney Todd.” (I played the French horn in the pit orchestra.) If you’re familiar with the musical, you may remember the number “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir.” (If not, you can check it out here.) In it, young waif Toby Ragg, who is the unfortunate apprentice of the self-absorbed and cruel Signor Adolfo Pirelli, advertises his master’s “miracle elixir” as the amazing cure for baldness. How about a bottle, mister? Only costs a penny, guaranteed Does Pirelli’s Stimulate the growth, sir? You…
  • Why French People Are Thin

    Frederic Patenaude
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    oI recently spent a few weeks with French people while on a trip to the South Pacific. Even though French is my first language, I am not French. I am Canadian French or French Canadian, depending how you want to look at it. In Quebec, we’re an odd bunch. We speak French… sort of. All of my education was done in French and my social life is mostly in French, yet I live on a continent in which the vast majority of people speak English. French Canadians are more typically North Americans who happen to speak French. Although we share some similar customs to French people, our lifestyle is…
  • Fasting One Day a Week

    Frederic Patenaude
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:44 pm
    I recently started fasting one day a week — either a juice fast or a 24-hour water fast. Intermittent fasting is becoming popular, especially in bodybuilding circles. Why? Because intermittent fasting gives bodybuilders an edge; they find that they recover faster and they achieve a leaner body with just as much muscle mass when they include some intermittent fasting in their routine. Fasting one day a week has been a part of many traditions; taking one day a week without food is not new. Typically, during a fast (a water fast, that is), your body will eliminate toxins and burn fat, but…
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    In the Pipeline

  • CRISPR Gene Editing in Human Embryos: Not So Fast

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    As you'll have heard, the rumors that CRISPR/Cas9 experiments had been performed on human embryonic tissue have turned out to be true. The recent calls for a temporary moratorium on such work were said to have been prompted by word that such a paper was being reviewed, and indeed, the paper that has appeared was apparently reviewed and rejected by both Nature and Science. And what's interesting is that this paper's results are going to actually strengthen the case for such a moratorium. The team from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou tried to edit the gene involved in beta-thalassemia in…
  • What Are the Odds of Finding a Drug (And How Do You Stand Them?)

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Lisa Jarvis of C&E News asked a question on Twitter that's worth some back-of-the-envelope calculation: what are the odds of a medicinal chemist discovering a drug during his or her career? And (I checked) she means "personally synthesizing the compound that makes it to market". My own hand-waving guesstimate of an upper bound starts with an assumption of around 10,000 people trying to do this, worldwide (which is surely on the high side - see below). Now, if you start work at 25 (I'm counting master's degrees in there) and go to 65, you've got 40 years of career, but (1) not all of that, as…
  • Genervon and ALS: What's Going On Here?

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Ever hear of Genervon, and their ALS therapy, GM604? There's not too much to hear about, unless of course you're a desperate patient or relative, looking for something, anything that might help. Genervon is certainly trying to reach those people, with press releases that include phrases such as "dramatic" and "very robust". And they've been giving everyone the impression that this dramatic, robust therapy was already being evaluated by the FDA. But not so fast. As Pharmalot reports, the company is now acting as if it's never said anything of the kind: . . .Genervon said in an email that it is…
  • The Vibrational Theory of Smell: A Counterattack

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    I've written here a few times about the vibrational theory of olfaction (and Luca Turin's efforts to revive and prove it). This is an attempt to add a new mode to the existing shape/size/polarity ones known to affect the olfactory receptors - the idea is that some of them may actually sense molecular vibrational modes through electron transfer. When I last mentioned this, the theory seemed to have returned serve, with results on human subjects being able to distinguish deuterated forms of musk compounds. Now comes a very strongly worded response in PNAS from a multi-center team. (Here's a…
  • Best And Worst Areas for Drug Discovery

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    I'm traveling today, with no time to do a full blog post. So I'm going to toss out a couple of questions for everyone: What diseases or therapeutic areas do you think have the best opportunities now for "traditional" small-molecule drug discovery? And which ones do you think have the worst or fewest? All factors are in play - number and quality of targets, suitability for small molecules to work, market size, etc.
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • You're awake but you can't move: the scary state of sleep paralysis

    Dr. Michael Breus
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Have you ever suffered an episode of sleep paralysis? It can be a tremendously frightening experience, one you’re not likely to forget. You wake from sleep immobilized, unable to move your body or turn your head. You try to make a sound, but you can’t open your mouth. You feel short of breath, with a strong feeling of pressure on your chest, weighing your body down. You feel a deep sense of dread or danger—maybe you even feel there’s a strange presence in the room. As frightening as it is, sleep paralysis—one form of parasomnia—isn’t actually dangerous, nor is it typically a…
  • Do Sleep Problems in Teens Predict Drug and Alcohol Problems?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    When thinking about the factors that contribute to teenage drinking and drug use, sleep may not make many parents’ lists. But it should. New research investigating the relationship between sleep and substance use among adolescents has found that sleep troubles in teens can predict several problems related to drinking and drug use, including binge drinking and driving while under the influence.  Scientists at Idaho State University investigated the relationship between sleep and substance problems among a group of 6,504 teenagers, using both interviews and questionnaires. Researchers…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Torch T2 Bike Helmet With Integrated Lights

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Great! Perfect!Designer are producing great stuff. The Torch T2 is a perfect bike helmet for those who commute, live in a city or just going into town. It also has blinking red lights on the rear of the helmet as well.Following the heritage of the T1, the T2 is the latest in cycling tech for urban commuters. It not only includes 10 integrated LED lights, but two rechargeable batteries offering up to 36 hours of continued use in a weather resistant design for safe riding in any type of weather, day or night!The T2 helmet is fully CPSC and CE certified. We will also be using the funds of…
  • Garmin, Can They Kill GoPro

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Garmin has a lot of ground to cover and the price is not going to help them. The good news is that there is another player in the market and they understand the playground. If nothing else this makes the market a little more choosy and hopefully easier to get into. Garmin is a trusted brand for many watches and GPS devices, so if the quality and care is put into the VIRB then you can bet that this will be a outstanding device. VIRB XE is the only HD action camera with G-Metrix™. So not only does it shoot rich, high definition video at 1080p60fps, it captures even more detail with…
  • Citzen Eco-Drive - PROMASTER AQUALAND DEPTH METER

    Aaron Usiskin
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    These watches are monsters, big, powerful and bullet proof, not that anyone would like to test that theory. Citizen has been making dive watches for awhile and they always are big and bad. Now with Eco-Drive, well no winding or batteries, perfect.Ready, Set, Dive. CITIZEN® Promaster Aqualand 200 Depth Meter watch with 70M depth display, ISO compliant, 8h pusher maximum depth and 10h pusher reset, power reserve indicator and auto start dive mode you won't want anything else when headed to the ocean. Stainless steel case compliment the black polyurethane strap and black dial.$950 0 buy now!
  • Square Swim Paddles

    Aaron Usiskin
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Amazing thing happen after testing and testing. You wouldn't think that these would be better than others but it seems they are.  http://triathlon.competitor.com/2015/03/training/brett-sutton-explains-the-chopping-board-paddles_114179
  • Amok Draumr 2.0, Cool Sleeping Place

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

  • Diet Soda and Belly Fat

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    "There's a growing body of research in both humans and animals, showing that frequent consumption of diet soda or artificial sweeteners is associated with greater body mass index (BMI), obesity and Metabolic Syndrome." - Laura A. Schmidt PhD, MPH© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • Checking Smartphones Before Bed and Your Brain

    11 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Dr. Dan Siegel, of the UCLA School of Medicine, explains why looking at your smartphone before bed can have a negative effect on your brain and overall health.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • Is There Only One Right Way To Eat For Everyone?

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    "Much of the comments-section vitriol seems to result from believing there’s exactly one right way toeat. There isn’t. There may be one right way to eat for you and one right way to eat for me, but there’s no right way to eat for everyone. We all came from different genetic backgrounds and we’re all different." - Tom Naughton, writer and creator of the documentary, 'Fat Head'© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • How Sugar Makes You Addicted and Why We Overeat

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    “No one can exert cognitive inhibition, willpower, over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute, of every day, of every year.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • The Best Exercise To Lose Weight

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

  • 'Wave' into a better management system

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    by Scott Kashman For many years, I have been involved in process improvement activities. Our current health system uses Lean as our management system. We have a very strong team through Roger Chen's leadership. In healthcare we are all familiar with the need to improve processes. If we really think about it, we could focus on improving more frequently. You ever notice in football games, there is a huddle just about every 30-60 seconds? The team is discussing ways to improve and move the ball down the field and into the end zone. They are not trying to heal people on their field! And of course…
  • The patient experience debate continues

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    by Jason A. Wolf In just the last few weeks, a few things transpired that elevated the patient experience debate once again. I use the term "patient experience debate" to perhaps poke at the very term in itself. Should there even be a question that the experience of those we care for and serve in healthcare matters? If we look at experience the way I perceive it and have asserted patients and families do as well, experience encompasses all an individual in healthcare encounters: quality, safety, service, cost, outcomes and more. Yet, if we return to the question of if experience matters, it…
  • HIMSS15: Population health management is this year's biggest buzzword

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    by Brian Eastwood My favorite aspects of the annual Health Information and Management System Society's annual conference, in no particular order, include reconnecting with friends and colleagues, hearing health IT success stories, eating local cuisine and cracking a smile as speakers, sponsors and attendees repeat the year's new buzzword. Some buzzwords never die. FierceHealthIT's pre-HIMSS coverage identified cybersecurity, interoperability and innovation as key topics for this year's event in Chicago. Those were also key topics at HIMSS in 2011, the first year I went, and very likely were…
  • How will millennials improve hospital leadership?

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    by Lynn McVey In healthcare, many managers have "risen through the ranks." They were probably great clinicians, assumed to be great leaders, and then promoted. We thoroughly know being an amazing clinician is unrelated and a very different skill set from being an amazing leader. Potentially, every great clinician can become an amazing leader with the right development and mentoring. Unfortunately, we don't have time for mentoring right now. What we need now is not to be mentored, but to be measured. I've read about and heard the terms "leadership program" or "mentoring" but have never…
  • Ninth Circuit St. Luke's decision ignores the American healthcare transformation

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    by David Balto and James Kovacs In its recent decision in an Idaho healthcare provider acquisition matter--Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa Inc. v. St. Luke's Health System Ltd.--the Ninth Circuit proclaimed that it is not the court's "job to determine the optimal future shape of the country's healthcare system." But in affirming a district court decision that enjoins an acquisition with clear procompetitive benefits, the Ninth Circuit did exactly that: It created a potentially insurmountable barrier to the type of healthcare realignment that is essential to improve quality and reduce…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • ADHD Strikes Again! One Too Many Projects to Finish

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    Time for a Writing Update! What? Don't bail yet! Nope. Too late. I lost them. Apparently, quite a few people spend less than five seconds on this page before leaving for shinier pastures. That people searching for ADHD articles on the net get bored and leave in under five seconds must break a record for irony somewhere. But you stayed with me, didn't you? So let's ignore the ironically challenged and move on. Although I have been busiest with my new, annoying friend, Insomnia McEvil, there has been progress on the writing front. I thought I would let you know what I've been up to. Then, as…
  • On Cybergoths, ADHD & Distraction

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    There is always one inciting moment that sends me off on an Internet safari of discovery. Most days I can pinpoint the moment and say, “Aha! There’s where I went astray!” On mornings like today, however, neck deep in distractions with multiple tabs opened on no less than three different devices, I have no idea when my “get up and get busy” became “get down and get funky”, but I sure had fun. There is no tip for you today beyond the importance of not beating yourself up when your mind strays. Sometimes our adult ADHD minds need to spin without…
  • Apple Glitches Causing ADHD Disruption, No Apple Watch Love

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    I’m not very excited about the Apple Watch. You could say my level of interest is only somewhat higher than I regard floor wax. Don’t get me wrong. I am impressed with its gorgeous stylings and design. I certainly think that it is beautifully made. I’m just not very interested in it, and I believe my ADHD is partially at fault, though most of the blame I lay on Apple. Every time that Apple comes out with a new product, the internet is filled with griping and grousing from anti-Apple fans who seem to resent that Apple gets a lot of press. Oh, I realize they feel Apple is…
  • 400,000 Unique Visitors!

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

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

  • News digest – new immunotherapy results, ‘personalised vaccines’, an ‘injectable lab’ and more

    Nick Peel
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    This week saw the big names in cancer research gathering in the US for the annual American Association for Cancer Research conference – and some promising results hit the headlines, especially for immunotherapies: Two immunotherapy drugs could be better than one – at least for a subset of patients with advanced melanoma. We covered this, as did TIME magazine. And the Mail Online featured the staggering response of one particular patient who was on the trial. Another immunotherapy drug showed promising early results, again in melanoma patients. And it might also be useful in…
  • Election 2015: what are the parties from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland saying about cancer?

    Harriet Adams
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Last week we laid out what the national political parties are proposing for health, research and cancer in England. Now, with just two weeks to go before the General Election, we turn to the parties from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. With the outcome of the election proving difficult to predict, the potential role of these smaller parties has never been bigger. So we’ve been analysing the manifestos from the parties in each of the devolved nations to find out what’s relevant for cancer, the NHS, and research more broadly. Health across the country Although health is largely a…
  • Health apps: a note of caution

    Misha Gajewski
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    There’s a running joke that if you check your symptoms on the Internet, it will probably diagnose you with cancer. But there seems to be a growing trend that we are starting to rely more and more on digital technology to help us with our health. For example, WebMD last reported an average of 156 million unique users per month – a 33 per cent increase from the previous year. Health apps (applications that offer health-related services on your mobile phone or tablet) are flooding the market. And the same goes for wearable technology, or ‘wearables’, like the Fitbit, JawBone and most…
  • An important message for cancer patients: Beware the ‘cannabis oil’ scammers

    Kat Arney
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabis oil’, yet receiving nothing in return. At least one of these fraudsters is using the email address ukcancerresearchcentre @ gmail.com and claiming to be based at 407 St John Street, London, which is the address of our London office. We believe this to be a scam. The email address given has nothing to do with Cancer Research UK or our employees. If you believe you have been a victim of this fraud, please contact the police. We strongly advise patients and their…
  • News digest – cancer’s family tree, a melanoma ‘safe haven’, misleading reports about a blood test and more

    Nick Peel
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Our scientists are penning the first pages of the evolutionary rule book of cancer, in fascinating new research published this week. Here’s our press release, and this blog post digs deeper into the study and what the research could lead to for patients. We jointly launched a new £5m project with the Medical Research Council, to help personalise bowel cancer treatment. Our press release has the details on the project, which aims to match patients to the most effective therapies. In an intriguing finding, our scientists found that the network of cells around a melanoma may help foster…
 
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • Sleep Quality and Risk of Perinatal Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Sleep disturbance is commonly reported during pregnancy.  A recent study looked at the impact of sleep quality on risk for depression. The post Sleep Quality and Risk of Perinatal Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Meta-Analysis:  Acupuncture Effective for Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Over the last decade, various studies have evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of menopausal vasomotor symptoms.  In a recent meta-analysis, studies that reported on the frequency or severity of hot flashes, menopause-related symptoms assessed using the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), and quality of life (QoL) assessed using the Menopause-Specific Quality of Life (MSQoL) questionnaire were included.  Twelve studies with a total of 869 participants met the inclusion criteria and were included in the final analysis. The post Meta-Analysis:  Acupuncture Effective for…
  • How Does Mother’s Depression Affect the Fetal Brain? Look at the Amygdala

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    It is now widely accepted that there is an increased risk for depression among the children of mothers who suffer from depression.  Exactly how this vulnerability to depression is transmitted to the child is not precisely understood and is undoubtedly quite complicated.  Genetic factors clearly play an important role, but there are other important factors which contribute to the transgenerational transmission of depression.  For example, many studies have shown that maternal depression may contribute to parenting styles which increase a child’s likelihood of developing depression later…
  • Postpartum Depression and Cigarette Smoking

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    A recent study examines the relationship between postpartum depression (PPD) and cigarette smoking.  The study sample consisted of 29,654 U.S. women who reported smoking in the 3 months prior to pregnancy and for whom data on PPD were available from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). The post Postpartum Depression and Cigarette Smoking appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome Increases Risk of Perinatal Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Restless legs syndrome (RLS) occurs commonly during pregnancy and can sometimes casues significant sleep disturbance. A new study suggests that RLS may also increase the risk of perinatal depression. The post Restless Legs Syndrome Increases Risk of Perinatal Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Guide to Coconut Nutrition, Health Benefits & Food Products

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    As the landscape of nutrition changes, in both our sciences and our homes, our food choices evolve and accordingly influence our health and environment. In recent years, one of the most prominently recommended, yet debated foods, has been the coconut with its high saturated fat profile and numerous food products. To help you attain a more complete understanding of this food from a holistic perspective, this guide will explore coconut's diverse role as it relates to nutrition, health, and its common edible forms. The coconut is one of nature's many wonders with respect to its incredible value…
  • The Red-Green Veggie Quinoa Mix

    9 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Characteristics This is a quick, simple, and great tasting meal that incorporates the goodness of quinoa and a variety of vegetables and legumes. It offers healthy carbohydrates and protein, is naturally low in fat, sodium, and cholesterol free. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber. It is versatile and easy to make and can suit the needs of the whole family. TYPE: Lunch, Dinner PREP TIME: < 20 mins SERVINGS: about 2 servings Vegan (100% plant-based) Gluten-free Wheat-free Soy-free Corn-free Peanut-free Nut-free Seed-free Oil-free…
  • Chickpea Avocado Balsamic Salad

    8 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    Characteristics This simple salad is deeply satisfying, filling, and highly nutritious. In just a few minutes, you can enjoy an optimally healthy meal that will provide an excellent amount of healthy protein, carbohydrates, and fats, as well as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber. As a bonus, this salad is oil-free, cholesterol-free, and can be optimally low in sodium. It can be easily enjoyed on its own as any meal of the day. TYPE: Meal, Salad PERPARATION TIME: < 10 minutes (must have cooked chickpeas on hand) SERVINGS: makes 1 full meal serving (multiply…
  • Almond Raisin Cacao Bars

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    Characteristics These bars provide a satisfying, delicious, and optimally healthy snack. They can be used to fuel up anytime or used as a dessert-like treat. They are rich in healthy fats, carbohydrates, and protein, as well as antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are naturally low in sodium and contain no refined or isolated sugars. Being a raw treat, they also provide maximum nutritional integrity. TYPE: Dessert, Snack PREPARATION: < 5 mins SERVING: Makes 10 bars Raw 100% Plant-based (Vegan) Organic (depending on choice of ingredients) Wheat-free Gluten-free…
  • Quick Guide to the Health Benefits of Medicinal Herbs

    3 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    This guide presents a directory of 62 common herbs that are used medicinally to offer some level of healing and prevention and support for our body's natural healing ability. Each herb includes the most common, general areas for which it has displayed some level of effectiveness, as well as some specific health benefits. Tips for Optimizing Your Use of Herbal Remedies 1. Wholesome and natural is best. Opt for fresh or dried, wholesome or powdered forms of any herbs you choose to use. For many medicinal herbs, it is best to naturally incorporate them, as possible and appropriate, into your…
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    Weighty Matters

  • Saturday Stories: Skin, GMOs, and Forensics

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Desmond Cole in Toronto Life explains his life in the skin he's in. Mark Lynas in the New York Times discusses his conversion to becoming pro-GMO. Dahlia Lithwick in Slate horrifies with her story on decades of knowingly false FBI forensics.        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Doonsebury Hebdo, Zombies Run!, and The Fermi ParadoxSaturday Stories: Corruption, Uncomfortable Truths, and Apocalyptic SchadenfreudeSaturday Stories: Protein, Racist Nobel Laureates, and a Must Read 
  • Does Your Cat Need Braces?

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Loved this Funny Friday video about what a visit with a completely honest veterinarian might be like. It's tongue in cheek of course, but some of it sure rang true for me.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesWhat The Hell Are Your Upstairs Neighbours Doing?Reminder - You Can't Read Tone in Text MessagesThe World's Fastest Passover Seder 
  • Guest Post: Why This MD Can No Longer Be Called Dr. Dum Dum

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Many months ago, pediatrician Kevin Wineinger, reached out to me to let me know of a battle he'd be waging - the battle to change his office's practice of providing lollipops to children following their vaccinations. I asked him if he might take a moment to share his story with you. Reading it, keep in mind the fact that no single raindrop thinks it's responsible for the flood. Here's to one less raindrop. As a primary care physician with a special interest in tackling obesity, I spend a large portion of my day pointing out the obstacles between my patients and a healthier lifestyle. In the…
  • Do You Think the American Lung Association Would Mind Tobacco Sponsorships?

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    I think they might. I mean let's say for a moment that the American Diabetes Association decided to launch a fundraiser and they took money from Philip Morris, Altria, Reynolds American, Inc. and Imperial Tobacco. I'm pretty sure they'd get some flak for that, and probably some directly from the American Lung Association (ALA). Coming from the American Lung Association however, it'd be rather hypocritical flak. Was watching my Twitter feed this past weekend and came across the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb fundraiser. According to them it's, "one of the American Lung…
  • A Bunch of Photos of Coca-Cola Not Marketing to Kids

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Coca-Cola Vienna City Marathon (Austria)Or maybe they are marketing to kids. Clearly they're photos of Coca-Cola's involvement and sponsorship of kid sport. But marketing? Yup. Not that it's exactly news that corporations sponsor sport because it's good marketing, but it was news to me at least that Coca-Cola was transparent about their involvement therein calling it quite plainly, "sports marketing". So here are some more photos of Coca-Cola's sports marketing. Marketing that's clearly targeting the kids they always deny targeting (though it's true, some of the kids here look 12 years old,…
 
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    Highlight HEALTH

  • Nationwide Study Reports Shifts in Americans’ Use of Natural Products

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7 Questions You Should Never Ask Someone With Diabetes

    Erin Kennedy
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Display Title:  7 Questions You Should Never Ask Someone With Diabetes Subtitle:  Whether someone has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, here are some things that you should avoid asking them. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/diabetes-type-2/content/7-questions-you-should-never-ask... Align:  right Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Don’t Ignore These 12 Signs of Codependency In Your Relationship

    Erin Kennedy
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Display Title:  Don’t Ignore These 12 Signs of Codependency In Your Relationship Subtitle:  How can you tell if your relationship is unhealthy? Here's what you may be feeling if you're experiencing codependency. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sex-amp-relationships/content/don-t-ignore-these-12-sign... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Dr. Ellen Antoine

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

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

    HER Radio
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    On April 9th, HER Radio will be welcoming in a new segment! Every week, the show will open up with Ask HER, giving listeners an opportunity to ask Pam and Michelle any health and wellness questions. URL:  Visit HER Radio Associated Editorial:  HER Radio - Health and Wellness Radio Show about Women Block Weight:  -8 Two Columns:  No read more
 
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  • Growing concerns regarding long-term opioid use: The hospitalization hazard

    Shoshana J. Herzig
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:03 am
  • A patient-centered research agenda for the care of the acutely Ill older patient

    Heidi L. Wald, Luci K. Leykum, Melissa L. P. Mattison, Eduard E. Vasilevskis, David O. Meltzer
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Hospitalists and others acute-care providers are limited by gaps in evidence addressing the needs of the acutely ill older adult population. The Society of Hospital Medicine sponsored the Acute Care of Older Patients Priority Setting Partnership to develop a research agenda focused on bridging this gap. Informed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute framework for identification and prioritization of research areas, we adapted a methodology developed by the James Lind Alliance to engage diverse stakeholders in the research agenda setting process. The work of the Partnership…
  • Association between exposure to nonactionable physiologic monitor alarms and response time in a children's hospital

    Christopher P. Bonafide, Richard Lin, Miriam Zander, Christian Sarkis Graham, Christine W. Paine, Whitney Rock, Andrew Rich, Kathryn E. Roberts, Margaret Fortino, Vinay M. Nadkarni, A. Russell Localio, Ron Keren
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:36 pm
    BACKGROUNDAlarm fatigue is reported to be a major threat to patient safety, yet little empirical data support its existence in the hospital. OBJECTIVETo determine if nurses exposed to high rates of nonactionable physiologic monitor alarms respond more slowly to subsequent alarms that could represent life-threatening conditions. DESIGNObservational study using video. SETTINGFreestanding children's hospital. PATIENTSPediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients requiring inotropic support and/or mechanical ventilation, and medical ward patients. INTERVENTIONNone. MEASUREMENTSActionable alarms…
  • Managing superutilizers—staying patient centered is the solution

    Jing Li, Mark V. Williams
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:35 pm
  • Making progress with code status documentation

    Rashmi K. Sharma, Anthony C. Breu
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:35 pm
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  • Evaluation of Outcomes from a National Patient-Initiated Second-Opinion Program

    Ashley N.D. Meyer, Hardeep Singh, Mark L. Graber
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    To examine outcomes of patient-initiated second opinions provided by a national second-opinion program.
  • A Team-Based Model of Primary Care Delivery and Physician-Patient Interaction

    Anita D. Misra-Hebert, Andrew Rabovsky, Chen Yan, Bo Hu, Michael B. Rothberg
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Interprofessional team-based models of primary care delivery may improve efficiency and increase patient-centered time with the physician. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the effect of a new team-based primary care delivery model implemented in our health system on physician-patient face-to-face time and patient experience of the visit compared to usual care.
  • Serum bilirubin levels predict future development of metabolic syndrome in healthy middle-aged non-smoking men

    Shao-Sung Huang, Wan-Leong Chan, Hsin-Bang Leu, Po-Hsun Huang, Shing-Jong Lin, Jaw-Wen Chen
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Despite epidemiologic research demonstrating an inverse relationship between serum bilirubin levels and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, prospective data on serum bilirubin as a predictor of incident metabolic syndrome are limited.
  • ‘Chest Pain Typicality’ in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndromes and the Impact of Clinical Experience

    Edward W. Carlton, Martin Than, Louise Cullen, Ahmed Khattab, Kim Greaves
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Physicians rely upon chest pain history to make management decisions in patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes, particularly where the diagnosis is not immediately apparent through ECG and troponin testing.
  • Getting the whole picture: lymphangitic carcinomatosis

    Aimee K. Zaas, Abhishek Biswas, Peruvemba S. Sriram
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Pulmonologists often rely heavily on lung imaging when formulating the differential diagnosis. We present a classic example of this strategy, though the cause of the woman’s diagnosis was not at all typical. A 53-year-old woman with a 30 pack-year history of smoking was admitted with severe shortness of breath and a cough that produced frothy whitish sputum. She had been coughing for a month but had experienced progressive worsening over the previous 3-4 days. Upon questioning, she denied fevers, chills, hemoptysis, or chest pain.
 
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  • Association of tuberculosis and deep venous thromboembolism in patients with autoimmune diseases

    Marion Valence, Olivier Decaux, Matthieu Revest, Patrick Jégo, Pierre Tattevin
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Tuberculosis (TB) can complicate the course of various autoimmune diseases, especially with prolonged use of immunosuppressive treatment [1–9]. Limited data are currently available regarding risk factors for, and clinical presentation of, TB in patients with autoimmune diseases. We performed an observational study of all cases of TB diagnosed during years 1992–2012 within a cohort of patients followed for autoimmune diseases in a 1800-bed university hospital, which serves as a referral center for autoimmune diseases in Western France (population catchment area, one million inhabitants).
  • Predicting the emergence of anemia — A large cohort study

    Anat Gafter-Gvili, Eytan Cohen, Tomer Avni, Alon Grossman, Liat Vidal, Moshe Garty, Leonard Leibovici, Ilan Krause
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We aimed to find predictors for development of anemia in a large cohort of adults.
  • Using white blood cell counts to predict metabolic syndrome in the elderly: A combined cross-sectional and longitudinal study

    Chun Pei, Jin-Biou Chang, Chang-Hsun Hsieh, Jiunn-Diann Lin, Chun-Hsien Hsu, Dee Pei, Yao-Jen Liang, Yen-Lin Chen
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) has an important implication from a preventive medicine perspective as early recognition and intervention will reduce associated mortality and morbidity. To better identify patients at risk for developing MetS and cardiovascular disease, we conduct a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal study to shed light on the elevated white blood cell (WBC) level in elderly.
  • Effects of a long-term lifestyle intervention program with Mediterranean diet and exercise for the management of patients with metabolic syndrome in a primary care setting

    R. Gomez-Huelgas, S. Jansen-Chaparro, A.J. Baca-Osorio, J. Mancera-Romero, F.J. Tinahones, M.R. Bernal-López
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The impact of a lifestyle intervention (LSI) program for the long-term management of subjects with metabolic syndrome in a primary care setting is not known.
  • Choosing ACE-inhibitors instead of sartans: Encouraging results of an evidence-based policy in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

    Giulio Formoso, Nicola Magrini, Anna Maria Marata
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Pharmaceutical policies favoring appropriate prescribing must be based on solid evidence on drug effectiveness and safety, better if shared with relevant stakeholders [1]. To translate this knowledge into practice further steps are generally needed, like setting specific indicators and goals [2] and associating economic incentives [3]. In keeping with these general principles, in 2011 Health Authorities of Emilia-Romagna (ER), a Region in Northern Italy, appointed a multidisciplinary panel to review and discuss evidence on inhibitors of the renin–angiotensin system (ACE inhibitors and…
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  • Indian Academy of Diabetes & Boolean Education offer Certificate in Diabetes Management!

    Sanjana Suneel Jog
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:06 pm
    INDIAN ACADEMY OF DIABETES, AHMEDABAD and BOOLEAN EDUCATION, PUNE offer you a State of the Art, 4 month E-LEARNING certification; which will help you to learn about DIABETES from the very basics to every complication caused by this disease.  Salient points of IAD & Boolean Education's Certificate in Diabetes Management (CDM) An endeavor to facilitate distance-learning for General Practitioners, at their convenience, from anywhere in the world; helping to make the pursuit of lifelong learning accessible and affordable. A specially designed program for qualified physicians to gain…
  • Orange-Tinted Glasses Block Blue Light From Electronic Devices, Promoting Better Sleep

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:01 am
    A pair of blue blockers may promote a good night’s rest by decreasing blue light exposure from electronic devices. Staying connected 24/7 on our smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices can make us well-informed readers but poor sleepers. Although we stay connected with the world from the privacy of our own home, these devices can intrude on the most intimate time we have to ourselves — sleep. However, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health, wearing a pair of orange-tinted glasses may effectively block blue light from light-emitting diode…
  • Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Harms Baby's Brain

    Dr.G.Bhanu Prakash
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Harms Baby's Brain A neuroimaging study provides more evidence that prenatal exposure to common air pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons [PAH]) may contribute to cognitive and behavioral impairment in children. These exposures are "likely" leading to increased rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and externalizing problems in children, he said. "Our findings in this new brain imaging study gives us important information about how specifically PAH are affecting brain structure and how those alterations in brain structure in turn…
  • Young Parental Age May Double Child ADHD Risk

    Dr.G.Bhanu Prakash
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Children born to younger parents have an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a large, population-based study suggests. In an analysis of data from more than 50,000 individuals in Finland, the researchers found that having one parent younger than 20 years increased the risk for childhood ADHD by approximately 50%. Children born to families in which both parents were younger than 20 years had almost twice the risk for ADHD. "Health professionals who work with young parents should be aware of the increased risk of ADHD in offspring," investigators, led by Roshan…
  • Contact Lens With Built-In Zoom Designed To Treat Macular Degeneration; Are Wink-Controlled Lenses The Future Of Eyewear?

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
    The future of contact lenses is here with zoom in technology. Photo courtesy of American Association for the Advancement of Science Contact lenses with a built-in zoom may change the future of vision. An international team of researchers developed contact lenses zooming capablities and presented the futuristic device at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual meeting in California on Friday. The first lens prototype was unveiled in 2013, but it has been significantly improved since then, and now comes with smart glasses. The 1.55-millimeter-thick contact…
 
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  • Summer Camp for Kids Affected by Cancer

    Angie
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    This is a sponsored blog post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Angel On My Shoulder to review this product. Summer Camps Help Kids Affected By Cancer Summer is just around the corner and while both kids and parents anxiously await a much-needed vacation, there are aRead More The post Summer Camp for Kids Affected by Cancer appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Prepping for Our Trip to Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

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

  • Sofosbuvir/daclatasvir combination effective treatment for difficult-to-treat hep C patients

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 show that the sofosbuvir (SOF)/daclatasvir (DCV) treatment combination is effective amongst hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype-1 mono-infected patients. These results are significant because whilst other combinations have been widely reported on, there have been few data until now regarding the use of SOF/DCV combination in real world situations.
  • Drinking just 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks a day linked to liver disease

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Association for the Study of the Liver) According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis worldwide. A new worldwide study presented at The International Liver CongressTM 2015 has shown the significant influence of daily drinking on this disease burden.
  • Use of pocket-sized ultrasound device reduces need for further testing in clinical settings

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results from a study presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 demonstrate that the use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Sofosbuvir + peginterferon/ribavirin demonstrates virologic response rates in G3 hep C patients

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results presented today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 demonstrate that hepatitis C (HCV)-infected genotype-3 (GT-3) patients, with and without cirrhosis, receiving 24 weeks of sofosbuvir (SOF) in combination with ribavirin (RBV) and peginterferon (PEG) achieved the highest sustained virologic response rates at 12 weeks (SVR12), observed in a Phase 3 study, to date.
  • Researchers highlight need for better evidence to guide EU efforts to increase hep B+C testing

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (European Association for the Study of the Liver) The apparent dearth of research on hepatitis B and C testing in many European countries could be hampering efforts to identify infected individuals, according to results from a comprehensive review of 136 studies presented today at The International Liver CongressTM 2015.
 
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  • Reporters offer state, local story ideas for covering ACA #ahcj15

    Joanne Kenen
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    The first day of Health Journalism 2015 featured a session “The ACA: Will it survive? And how to cover it now” with Kaiser Health News’s Julie Appleby and Vox’s Sarah Kliff. Their major themes included: Julie Appleby & Sarah Kliff The King v. Burwell Supreme Court case over federal subsidies What’s next in Congress? Exchanges Medicaid And – the topic that got by far the most attention from the crowd – narrow networks. Here are some of their highlights and story suggestions, with an emphasis on stories that state and local reporters can tackle. (Here are Kliff’s slides.)…
  • VA secretary addresses some of department’s challenges #ahcj15

    Joanne Kenen
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Photo: Pia ChristensenRobert McDonald More than 140 journalists at Health Journalism 2015 gathered early Friday to hear Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald – and to question him about VA policies, including the agency’s notorious opaqueness with reporters. McDonald readily acknowledged that the VA has had what he called a “Kremlin-esque” mentality, and told the roomful of journalists that he was trying to change it. The VA is publishing patient access data (waiting times for appointments) on the website every two weeks, and he said he’s trying to promote a culture of…
  • Maintaining Medicaid ‘bump’ a state-by-state endeavor

    Joanne Kenen
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Medicaid pay rates for doctors in many states traditionally have been extremely low – so low that most physicians didn’t want to participate in the program, or take on more Medicaid patients than they already had. Joe Moser According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicaid had paid only 59 percent of what Medicare did for primary care before that. The Affordable Care Act raised the rates for primary care providers to be equal to Medicare pay. Medicaid had paid only 59 percent of what Medicare did for primary care before that, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The snag: the…
  • New data reveal trend in binge drinking #ahcj15

    Jocelyn Wiener
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Pia Christensen/AHCJAli Mokdad of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington discusses new data on alcohol use in the United States. Binge drinking and heavy drinking in the United States increased significantly in recent years, particularly among women, according to a new study presented today by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. While the overall rate of drinking remained constant between 2005 and 2012, heavy drinking increased 17.2 percent and binge drinking increased 8.9 percent during that time. Heavy…
  • AHCJ invites members to run for board of directors

    Pia Christensen
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Photo: FutUndBeidl via Flickr Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members for the association’s board of directors. Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms. AHCJ is built on the wisdom, experience and energy of its members. It is what makes AHCJ a professional home for so many journalists. Board members are responsible for association policies and statements and work with the executive director on training, financial and other efforts to achieve AHCJ’s strategic goals. They take on committee duties and contribute to…
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    Lifescript

  • Kidney Failure Up: Diabetes and Obesity to Blame

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffThe rate of end-stage kidney failure is increasing nationwide, spurred in part by a skyrocketing epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. That was the key finding of one European study. Conducted by Norwegian researchers at St. Olav University, the study estimated that overall the risk that patients with chronic kidney disease will progress to kidney failure is 2.5 times higher in the U.S. than in Norway. A key factor, researchers argued, was the significantly higher rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure among American adults. The study's…
  • 13 Weight-Loss Tips for People With Atrial Fibrillation

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Mary Ellen Strote, Special to Lifescript If you’re overweight or obese when diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib), your plan for lowering your stroke risk starts with losing weight... If you suffer from atrial fibrillation, or AFib, chances are good that you also are overweight and/or have high blood pressure. “These conditions go hand-in-hand, and raise the risk of stroke,” explains Shephal Doshi, M.D., director of cardiac electrophysiology at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. But losing weight and keeping it off can help lower blood…
  • Are Women at Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Nicole McEwen, Special to LifescriptPatrick Swayze famously lost the battle to pancreatic cancer in 2009. However, the disease doesn’t just strike men – women are at risk too. Lifescript has answers to 8 common questions about the disease… How common is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is rare, striking 12 out of every 100,000 annually or about 46,000 Americans, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It occurs nearly twice as often in men as women, but pancreatic cancer is expected to be the fourth-leading cause of cancer death for both sexes in the U.S.
  • 5 Cancer Risks You Can Easily Avoid

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Nicole Sheree Saunders, Special to LifescriptDoes the possibility of cancer haunt you or your family members? It doesn’t have to. Research shows that many common risk factors can be prevented. In fact, experts say that almost half of adult cancers can be avoided with healthy lifestyle changes. Learn what you can do... Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cancer patients. Teach your children early how they can lessen several major cancer risks. “About 50% of deaths from adult cancers in this country could be prevented if people made lifestyle changes,” says…
  • Married to an ADHD Adult?

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Elena Donovan Mauer, Special to LifescriptWhen your spouse has adult ADHD, it’s easy to misinterpret inattentiveness, disorganization and distractibility as laziness or selfishness. But with empathy and teamwork, you can help your partner improve listening skills and strengthen your marriage. Here are 5 tips to try from psychiatrists, ADHD adults and relationship experts… Melissa Orlov, 51, of Wayland, Mass., and her husband, George, were separated and headed for divorce in 2006. Then they realized his adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which had been…
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  • Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig Deliver the Diet Goods, Study Finds

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerConfused about weight-loss programs? You’re not alone. So many to choose from, so hard to know which one will work for you. Read on for recent study results about which plans get the best results… Commercial weight-loss programs are a popular choice for overweight or obese people. But considering all the claims out there about such programs, it can be difficult to sort out which are most effective. A recent study led by researchers from Johns Hopkins University concluded that Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, among all…
  • Strenuous Exercise May Harm Your Health, Study Finds

    6 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerCouch potatoes may take some comfort from recent study findings revealing that 4-7 days of strenuous exercise weekly may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease in middle-aged women. But don’t take that as an excuse to hang out on the couch. Moderate exercise, considered to be 2-3 days per week, significantly lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease, compared to inactivity. The study, published in the journal Circulation, was led by researchers from Britain’s University of Oxford. Previous investigations have…
  • Biologic Drugs Revolutionize Medical Treatments

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerDo you know the difference between biologic, biosimilar and generic drugs? Let’s take a look at these medications – some of the most popular on the market – that are revolutionizing medical treatment… Biologic drugs Seven of the 10 biggest-selling drugs in 2013 were biologics, drugs that are manufactured through the genetic modification of living cells. They can come from humans, animals and microorganisms, like bacteria. They’re manufactured through biotechnology, and sometimes are produced…
  • Screening for Heart Disease: New Tests Don’t Mean Better

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

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

    Dr. Ayala
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Eating out more often is known to be associated with overweight, but a new study found that even for young people, just one more meal out is also linked to higher blood pressure.
  • Carrot, dried apricot and herb baked fritters in pistachio dill pesto

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    My version of Havuc Kofte – carrot fritters served in an amazing pistachio sauce – the leftovers from the pistachio pesto can be used as a dip, bread spread or thinned into a salad dressing.
  • Tricking parents into bad choices

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

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

    Dr. Ayala
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Every five years the US government puts forth new dietary guidelines. The reaction tends to split between disappointment with the lack of change and outrage when recommendations actually do change – how come we were advised something now deemed untrue? And if experts can’t be certain and consistent why bother with dietary guidelines at all?
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  • Premier Questions Regarding the Act of Abortion. Ought it be 100 % legal.

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    14 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Abortion is the procedure of taking out unborn child out from the womb which results in termination of childbearing. This procedure is amongst the renowned medical procedures performed in the united states besides other countries every year. Tests specify that more than 30 per-cent through the girls cease their having a baby trough abortion. Currently, abortion has developed into important ethical difficulty in the area of nation-wide politics, regulation and likewise religious beliefs as every and each industry has its own opinion and interpretation when it comes to the main topic of…
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    7 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Abortion is the process of taking off unborn child out of your uterus which results in termination of pregnancy. This technique is among the best-known medical procedures accomplished in the us together with other nations from year to year. Learning indicate that more than 30 percentage around the females ending their giving birth trough abortion. Nowadays, abortion has turned into a really important honest matter in the field of national politics, rules and in addition faith as every and each marketplace has its own interpretation and opinion towards the topic of abortion. Like, in some…
  • Most important Queries About the action of Abortion. Would need to it be authorized.

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    6 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    Abortion is the method of eliminating fetus for the uterus which leads to termination of pregnancy. This technique is amongst the well-known medical procedures completed in America or other countries per year. Studies demonstrate more and more than 30 % of your a lot of women end their conception trough abortion. Right now, abortion has developed into very important ethical difficulty in the field of nation-wide politics, law and as well faith as every and each marketplace features its own opinion and interpretation regarding the topic of abortion. In particular, many of us reckon that…
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    1 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Abortion is the process of cleaning out unborn child using the womb which leads to termination of childbearing. Doing this is amongst the known surgical procedure executed in the usa as well as other countries every year. Scientific tests suggest that more than 30 percentage point with the gals cease their motherhood trough abortion. Right now, abortion has developed into a key honest matter in the field of politics, legal requirements in addition to faith as each and every field features its own opinion and interpretation towards the topic of abortion. By way of example, some assume that…
  • Major Questions Regarding the Act of Abortion. Are encouraged to it be appropriate.

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:57 am
    Abortion is the method of eradicating fetus out from the uterus which leads to termination of pregnancy. This approach is among the recognised medical procedures done in the usa in addition to other nations every single year. Analyses show more than 30 percentage on the adult females conclude their being pregnant trough abortion. Now, abortion has become a crucial moral condition in the field of national politics, legislation and as well religious beliefs as every and each sector has its own opinion and interpretation regarding the main topic of abortion. One example is, most people consider…
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  • Fitness tracking devices still outsell smartwatches, but that could change soon

    Jonah Comstock
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    A survey of more than 1,000 consumers from ON World showed that fitness is the most important application for wearable users. More than half of likely wearable device owners would use their devices, either activity tracking devices or smartwatches, for fitness. The mobile sensing sports and fitness part of the connected mobile sensor market will have $10.5 […]
  • EyeNetra launches in-person, optometry house visits in NYC

    Aditi Pai
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Somerville, Massachusetts-based eye diagnostic tool maker EyeNetra has launched a new service called Blink, which brings eye tests to the patient, in New York City. Blink emphasizes that the appointments are only for users who need to be tested for glasses, not eye health. Blink is using EyeNetra technology, which includes a smartphone peripheral they developed, called […]
  • Remote monitoring pilots may drop hospitalizations, but what happens when the program ends?

    Jonah Comstock
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    A retrospective matched-pair cohort study of 348 patients in Partners HealthCare’s Boston-area hospitals shows that remote monitoring in congestive heart failure patients can reduce 120-day hospitalizations and mortality. Interestingly, while the reduction in mortality held beyond the 120 days of the study, the hospitalizations for the monitoring cohort actually went up after the monitoring stopped. In […]
  • Blue Cross of Idaho launches smartphone app for members

    Aditi Pai
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    A few weeks ago Blue Cross of Idaho launched an app, available on iOS and Android devices, for its members so they have access to information about their healthcare plan. The health insurer tapped Kony and UST Global to develop the app. Members are able to log in to the app to see their plan benefits, find […]
  • Glow adds fertility tracking for men to app

    Aditi Pai
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Glow has announced that its fertility tracking app will now help men track and troubleshoot their fertility as well. Previously, women could add a partner account to their app for a man, but this account just helped the man support the woman who was tracking her fertility. In the new update, a man can log his daily activities and enter […]
 
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  • The First Women’s Strength Nation LIVE Event Motivates Women to Take Back the Weight Room

    Kelly
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sunny San Diego was the backdrop for the first Women’s Strength Nation LIVE event April 10 – 12, 2015 and Diets In Review was there every step of the way. The kickoff was part of the launch of Westin Hotel and Resort’s new Westin Wellness Escapes, a series of weekend-long events devoted to helping you [...]
  • 4 Super Effective Leg Workouts from Gerren Liles

    AcaciaTV
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Gerren Liles, AcaciaTV trainer I’ve got the moves to chisel and sculpt your legs to perfection. Now that the weather’s warm, get ready to show off your gorgeous gams in a short skirt by doing 1-3 sets of each of these 4 exercises, 2-3 times a week. ALL OUT LUNGES Stand tall with your feet [...]
  • The No-Squat Lower Body Workout in Just 5 Moves

    Pamela
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    I love squats because they are functional and efficient. Squats strengthen the muscles that keep us mobile and independent. Every time we sit in a chair or use the bathroom we are squatting. When we can no longer do those things on our own we are in trouble. So imagine the challenge for those who [...]
  • Penn Jillette’s 105-Pound Weight Loss is No Illusion

    Jessica Tholmer
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Everyone everywhere has started to notice that magician Penn Jillette is seemingly a very slender man all of the sudden. We will avoid making the same “he didn’t use magic!” joke that everyone else has referenced, but we will say that he looks incredible. According to various sources, Jillette has lost somewhere around 105 pounds–an [...]
  • The Must-Have Gear for Every Type of Runner

    Jessica Tholmer
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    The great thing about running is the fact that you do not have to define yourself as a specific type of runner. As Shape Magazine explored, running really is an “every man sport.” There are so many different types of runners out there, so naturally, each type of runner needs equipment that will help them out! Let’s explore what each [...]
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  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

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

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

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

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

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

  • Too Much Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Dang. Sunday was the "Too Much Workout" day. I ate too much before, I had too much caffeine, and I did too much squats. (Apologies for the terrible grammar. It's all too much!) The caffeine made me feel weird and the food-squat combo made me feel like vomiting, but I made it through the TM Workout and ended up having a great day. Workout at the Colorado Athletic Club: 1A) Squat
  • The Cardio Lesson

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:05 am
    On a sunny and humid Saturday morning in South Beach last weekend, I walked out to the edge of the Atlantic ocean a few minutes before 7am and sat down, cross-legged, for my morning meditation session. I take great pleasure in timing my meditation with the sunrise. There were dozens of other tourists out on the beach, many with cameras, trying to capture the memory in their own way. It was
  • Chocolate for Breakfast

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:06 am
    If you've ever talked to a politically-correct, mainstream nutritionist or dietician, it can be really frustrating. Eat lots of whole-wheat bread, never lose more than half-a-pound a week, and "make sure to eat lots of soy, grains, corn, and dairy," they'll say. But that is BAD advice.  The TRUTH is that you have to break a LOT of nutrition rules if you want to lose weight.
  • Truth About Getting Abs with Ab Exercises

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    Here's how I got my million-dollar 6-pack abs that you see in my photos. It wasn't from back-breaking sit-ups or crunches. It wasn't from doing dumbbell side-bends (that's a surefire way to ADD inches to your waistline!). And it wasn't from using dangerous ab machines (those machines are scientifically proven to increase your risk of injury). What I did to get 6-pack abs was a
  • Deadlifts and Gobbly Squats in South Beach

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    Final day in Miami before I head home to Toronto for a few very busy days of appointments and errands. On Saturday I have to get back to Denver. Today I dropped by Crunch Fitness on Alton Road for some deadlifting and a personal best with Goblet Squats.1A) Hang Clean1B) Box Jumps2A) Deadlift2B) KB 1-Arm OH Press (standing)3A) Overhead Squat3B) Leg CurlAnd then I stumbled across an 80lb
 
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • Get Social Health: David Harlow Podcast Interview with Janet Kennedy

    David Harlow
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
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  • Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About APIs

    David Harlow
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
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  • HIPAA Audits: The Latest Oracular Prognostications

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

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

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    3 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
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    InsureBlog

  • Working for Free

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    Agents that dared venture into the Obamacare morass at healthcare.gov are discovering, in many cases, theywere donating their time and expertise for the cause.If you want to get paid on business submitted through goodluck.gov the form that is transmitted to the health insurance carrier must have you identified by your NPN (National Producer Number). That number is the key to getting paid.Without it, you get nada.CMS recently identified that healthcare.gov is not always passing the agent's name and National Producer Number (NPN) to health insurance carriers. As a result, Highmark cannot assign…
  • From the Life Files

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    So about 30 years ago, my since-retired colleague wrote a policy on a 30 year old client (whom we'll call Gene). Gene's wife was named as the beneficiary, and all was well.A few years - and two children - later, Gene and his wife divorced, and Gene changed the beneficiary of his policy to his brother.Problem is, he never told his brother (or his kids) that he was doing so. Recently, Gene passed away, and his ex-wife called me to inquire about the policy. I called the home office and confirmed that a) he did, in fact, have a policy (and it was in force) and b) his brother was the beneficiary…
  • Health Wonk Review - Windy Spring edition

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    HWR co-founder Joe Paduda hosts this week's outstanding round-up of wonky blog posts, with an emphasis on the ACA. Come for Louise Norris on coverage gaps, stay for Dr Jaan Siderow's "pretty cool" moment.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • News from Ms Burntwell

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    Actually, there are quite a few ObamaTax-related items cluttering the in-box. In no particular order:■ A dataset which purports to provide "the total number of Qualified Health Plan selections by ZIP Code for the 37 states that use the [404Care.gov] platform." It includes basic plan info about which plans folks in a given area selected during Open Enrollment. It's not clear how many (if any) of these folks actually bought a plan at all.■ A handy little (one page!) .pdf letting us proles know how much HHS collected from reinsurers in 2014 to offset costs of the Transitional Reinsurance…
  • And speaking of cost of care....

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Yesterday, we noted trends in cost of healthcare over the next decade. But what about the cost of Long Term Care? Well, the folks at Genworth have just released their latest "Cost of Care Survey," including an interactive map and state specific data.According to the Executive Summary:■ The National Median Hourly Rate for home ehalth aides is $20■ Adult Day Care now runs about $69 a day■ Assisted Living Facilities now north of $3600 a month■ And full on nursing care is $220 a day (semi-private room)Now's an excellent time to review your current coverage, or to contact a reputable,…
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  • Meaningless Use: Pediatric portal example

    dewe67
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    I love my family’s pediatrician. He’s an old school guy who keeps up with the literature, is a great diagnostician, has an informative and comforting manner, and uses the hospital system’s medical records and phone calls to track the progress of his sicker patients as they deal with specialists. He’s available for a call-in hour every morning. The practice’s patient portal from eClinicalWorks is another matter. The “PHR-View” has tabs for Allergies, Vitals and Immunizations. The information appears to be complete, which is nice, but where is the…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Managed Care Matters

    dewe67
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    In the mood for a great roundup of healthcare policy posts? Then look not farther than Managed Care Matters, host of the latest installment of the Health Wonk Review blog carnival. It’s the Everything-PPACA edition.
  • Popular in Pittsburgh

    dewe67
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Pittsburgh, PA I’m quoted in two recent articles in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Highmark asks patients to ‘Meet Mr. Right’ — about the use of speed-dating techniques to match patients with primary care doctors. It’s one of Highmark’s ways of trying to tamp down the discord resulting from the company’s feud with UPMC. Pittsburgh hospitals miss 5-star ranking in patient experience –about Hospital Compare’s release of hospital patient experience scores. Top scores are good, but my main takeaway is to avoid those on the lowest end of the…
  • Financial services shows the way for healthcare (again)

    dewe67
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Seven hundred million people worldwide have obtained access to financial services for the first time over the past three years, according to a Gates Foundation funded institute. The big increase is due largely to the banking industry figuring out how to leverage low cost mobile phones and digital payments to improve accessibility of the previously “unbanked.” I’d like to see healthcare do something similar. The USA Today points out some of the benefits consumers reap when they gain access: “Financial inclusion, such as the ability to save money, access credit and…
  • E-cigarettes: the California Cooler of the 21st century

    dewe67
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    Just a harmless, tasty treat? If like me you came of age in the 1980s you remember the California Cooler, a sweet wine/juice combo that made it easy for kids to start drinking alcohol even if they couldn’t handle the “adult” taste of beer, wine or liquor. They were very popular at the time but I don’t recall anyone ever saying they were a healthy alternative to anything. Fast forward 30 years to the e-cigarette era. New data show 13 percent of high school students use e-cigarettes. From the Boston Globe (E-cigarette use spikes among American teens) In interviews,…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    The Health Wonk Review is a linked summary of the better insights from smart health policy bloggers.  The latest edition is hosted by Joe Paduda of Managed Care Matters.Enjoy!
  • Curing the Healthcare Digital Divide: There's an App for That

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Whither meaningful use?For better or worse, policymakers, politicians and health leaders in the United States are committed to achieving paperless healthcare environment. Even if there is lack of high quality research and reasonable skepticism over the ultimate cost and quality merits of "e"care, there is no going back.As a result, visitors to ehospitals and eclinics are increasingly surrounded by monitors that, in turn, are surrounded by providers. To gain their attention, patients need to have internet access to make appointments, update medications, obtain education and communicate…
  • Some Social Media on the Topic of Social Media

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    Thanks to this outfit, the Population Health Blog discovered this compelling factcandy video on the topic of social media.  In the meantime, Fatboy Slim's earcandy has been added to the PHB workout playlist.
  • Reform of Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate: Be Careful What You Wish For

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Be careful what you wish for.  The law of unintended consequences.  I'm from the government and I'm here to help.  These were the nostrums that the Population Health Blog considered when the Senate passed House Bill 2 and killed the walking budgetary undead known as the Sustainable Growth Rate or SGR.  As PHB readers know, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 law attempted to use the SGR to substitute medical inflation with general inflation adjustments to the Medicare physician fee schedule.  Since the costs of CAT scans have risen faster than cat…
  • Healthcare Cybersecurity: Lessons for America's Corporate Boards

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:52 pm
    When this article by the Population Health Blog was published in the prestigious policy journal Health Affairs almost a decade ago, little did it know that it had too little skepticism over what the policy experts were saying about the electronic health record. Since its publication, not only have the interminable cost and quality shortcomings persisted, but hospitals' and clinics' health information technology (IT) has also become a ripe target for hackers. Who knew?Which is why the PHB understands the bitter disappointment of directors serving on U.S. boards of directors. IT was supposed to…
 
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    e-CareManagement blog

  • ONC Report on Health Information Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT a Home Run

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

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

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

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

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

  • Health Wonkery – replacing Obamacare, covering undocumented immigrants, and much more

    Louise Norris
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Joe Paduda did an excellent job with the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review over at Managed Care Matters.  My favorite post in the HWR comes from Tim Jost, writing at Health Affairs.  His article, about what would replace the ACA if it were repealed, is an excellent read.  Jost digs deep into the […] The post Health Wonkery – replacing Obamacare, covering undocumented immigrants, and much more appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • A new job is not a qualifying event for a SEP

    Louise Norris
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Now that open enrollment is over, the only way people can enroll in individual health plans is with a qualifying event.  This applies both on and off the exchange. Outside of open enrollment, individual/family health insurance is only for sale if you’ve got a special enrollment period triggered by a qualifying event. So what constitutes […] The post A new job is not a qualifying event for a SEP appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • What if your coverage gap spans two calendar years?

    Louise Norris
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    Last week, I wrote a post detailing exactly how the ACA’s “short coverage gap” exemption works.  In a nutshell, as long as your gap in coverage is less than three months long and you maintain coverage for the rest of the year, you don’t have to pay a penalty for being without coverage. In that […] The post What if your coverage gap spans two calendar years? appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Subsidy Eligibility and Income from Dependent Children in MAGI

    Louise Norris
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    For many of our clients, income and subsidy eligibility determination have replaced medical underwriting as a source of confusion when enrolling in a new health insurance policy.  If your income is above 400% of the poverty level (for current enrollments, that’s anything above $46,680 for a single person, and $94,500 for a family of four), it […] The post Subsidy Eligibility and Income from Dependent Children in MAGI appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Short Gap in ACA coverage – IRS Says Three Months is Too Long

    Louise Norris
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    One of the exemptions from the ACA’s individual mandate penalty is for people who have a short gap in ACA coverage.  According to the IRS regulations (see page 53654), there’s no penalty as long as the “continuous period without minimum essential coverage is less than three full calendar months and is the first short coverage […] The post Short Gap in ACA coverage – IRS Says Three Months is Too Long appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Everything PPACA HWR

    Jason Shafrin
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Joe Paduda has posted The Everything-PPACA edition of Health Wonk Review at Managed Care Matters.  The ongoing rollout of the Affordable Care Act is the primary subject of this edition, but check it out – there is much more to be found!
  • Standard Gamble, Time Trade-off and Visual Analog Scale

    Jason Shafrin
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Would you rather live for 5 years in perfect health or 10 years with some debilitating disease?  How much do you value living for a year with this debilitating disease compared to a year in full health?  These questions may seem like ones from philosophy, but they are ones that health economics ask all the time.  The goal of these questions is to try to determine how much value patients place on going from a poor health state to a better one. Many treatments improve patient health but do not decrease mortality.  In these cases, health economists which to measure the value patients…
  • EMRs and the Medical Alphabet

    Jason Shafrin
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Here at the Healthcare Economist, I have noted that electronic medical records (EMR) are not the cure-all for healthcare delivery.   EMRs have a number of problems in and of themselves.  However, I do certainly acknowledge that going from a medical alphabet (see below) to a regular old English alphabet is a huge advance.   Hat tip: TIE and Healthcare IT News.
  • Medicare starts using prior authorization

    Jason Shafrin
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Included within the many changes to physician payment in HR2, is one provision that may surprise people; a subset of Medicare physicians will be required to receive prior authorization to conduct imaging services. Beginning with 2017, and in consultation with stakeholders, the Secretary will identify ordering professionals with low adherence to applicable [appropriate use criteria] AUC(s) (“outliers”) based on two years of data. Beginning January 1, 2020, outlier physicians shall be subject to prior authorization for applicable imaging services. Not more than five percent of ordering…
  • Precision for Medicine Acquires Precision Health Economics

    Jason Shafrin
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Big news in the world of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR).  The press release is below. Precision for Medicine Acquires Precision Health Economics Extends Leadership in Health Economics and Outcomes Research With a Focus on Evidence Generation in an Era of Precision Medicine Bethesda, MD, and Los Angeles, April 16, 2015 – Precision for Medicine (Precision), a specialized services company supporting next-generation approaches to drug development and commercialization, today announced the acquisition of Precision Health Economics (PHE). A world-renowned and cutting-edge health…
 
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  • Go see Joe for the latest & greatest Health Wonk Review

    Julie Ferguson
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Our esteemed colleague Joe Paduda is hosting the current edition of Health Wonk Review over at Managed Care Matters: The Everything-PPACA edition of Health Wonk Review We have a tiny cavil with the title of Joe's post though because although Affordable Care Act issues are prominent in this edition, there are numerous other health policy topics included too -- so...
  • Workplace suicides are climbing; Highest in law enforcement, farming, auto repair

    Julie Ferguson
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    "Between 2003 and 2010, a total of 1,719 people died by suicide in the workplace. Workplace suicide rates generally decreased until 2007 and then sharply increased. This is in contrast with non-workplace suicides, which increased over the study period. Workplace suicide rates were highest for men (2.7 per 1,000,000); workers aged 65-74 years (2.4 per 1,000,000); those in protective service...
  • Freshly posted Health Wonk Review

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

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

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

  • NIHCM Health Care Digital Media Award: the Finalists

    Maggie Mahar
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Thanks to NIHCM for including “Obamacare’s Victims” parts 1 and 2 on the list (see below for a brief description of this two-part post) , and congratulations to all of the finalists. The award recognizes excellence in digital media that improves understanding of health care topics.A $10,000 prize will be presented to the winner at a dinner in Washington, DC on June 1, 2015. I urge everyone to read the nominated posts. If you are interested in healthcare and healthcare reform, this is a good short list of “must-read’s.”  You may not agree with all of them, but they provide…
  • “Clinical Man”–by Clifton Meador (Why Do So Many Of Us Need Medical Tests to Tell Us That We Are Well?)

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

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

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

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

  • Open Letter to Minnesota's Heath Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger on ill-informed health IT puff piece

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Minnesota's Heath Commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger penned a puff piece on EHRs entitled "Electronic health records advance quality care for all Minnesotans" (Minn Post, 4/23/15, http://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2015/04/electronic-health-records-advance-quality-care-all-minnesotans).It constains all the usual baloney (being kind here) about this technology:It starts with this:As Minnesota’s health commissioner, I work to improve the health of all Minnesotans. As a physician, I’m dedicated to providing the best care possible to patients. Secure electronic health records help achieve…
  • On Generic Management in Health Care: Hospital Chief Information Officers (CIOs) Say Patient Engagement is All About ... Themselves?

    19 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    To laugh or to cry? - now it seems that hospital CIOs think they "own" patient engagement.  An article in Medscape summarized a presentation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual meeting that provided a surprising insight into how some hospital managers think.  The survey focused on the concept of patient engagement:In separate surveys, researchers polled a national sample of 125 chief information officers, 359 primary care physicians, and 2567 patients who visited their doctor in the previous 90 days. Questions centered on beliefs about…
  • "God Damn the Pusher Man" - Especially when Enabled by the FDA Revolving Door

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Who is watching the watchers?  A story this week involving "speed" like drugs added to "dietary supplements" suggests how far the once respected US Food and Drug Administration has fallen.An Amphetamine-Like Drug Spiking "Nutritional Supplements" The story began with a paper by Cohen and colleagues published a relatively obscure medical journal, and then picked up by the news media.(1)  The main points of the article were:BMPEA (beta-methylphenylethylamine) is a compound first synthesized in the 1930s as a "potential replacement" for amphetamines.  Animal tests revealed…
  • Three More Settlements by Medtronic of Allegations of Deceptive Behavior, but No Umpire Says "You're Out"

    8 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Medtronic, the giant, previously US based device maker settled three lawsuits, all alleging deceptive practices, over three months in early 2015.  I will summarize the settlements in chronological order.Medtronic Subsidiary EV3 Settled Suit Alleging it Coached Hospitals about How to Overbill MedicareThis was actually an old case, originally against a company that Medtronic bought out, but only settled this year, in February.  As reported by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune,A Plymouth medical device company owned by Medtronic has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a federal lawsuit…
  • Not with a bang but with a whimper

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    This is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsNot with a bang but with a whimper     -- T. S. Eliot, The Hollow Men, 1925Those across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who lived through the disaster known as AHERF, the story of the Allegheny Health and Education Research Foundation, ending in one of the biggest non-profit health care bankruptcies in US history, may now note in passing the death some months ago--just recently announced--of its architect, one Sherif Abdelhak.Many books and articles have been written about this…
 
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    Health in 30

  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

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

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

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

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

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

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    As mobile technology has evolved, healthcare organizations are seeing that mobile health, or mHealth, is a tremendous opportunity for healthcare workers to communicate and share information with co-workers, administrators, payors, and patients. But with great opportunity comes great responsibility. And the stringent demands of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), particularly the final HIPAA Omnibus Rule, means that providers must go to great lengths to ensure the protection of private patient health information (PHI).Request Free!
  • Reducing Human Error in the Operating Room

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    One of the best tools for achieving better communication in the clinical setting is Crew Resource Management (CRM). CRM increases patient safety and operational efficiency by empowering all team members to identify and communicate potential patient harm.Originally developed to improve aviation safety, CRM is a communication methodology that improves safety through communication, collaboration, teamwork, and process standardization. It is ideal for any and all environments where human error can have devastating effects.Read this white paper to discover how your hospital can leverage this…
  • Lean Process Improvement in Hospitals: How to Do the Impossible

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Process-driven quality doesn't just influence service quality - it defines it. Read this white paper to discover how your hospital can transform patient care by identifying areas for improvement, standardizing team responsibilities and improving target metrics across any hospital department.In this white paper, you will also learn how one hospital emergency department has used Kaizen to:Establish a clear process improvement framework for its emergency departmentApply the framework to its patient arrival to evaluation by Qualified Medical Personnel (QMP) process Achieve a 59% reduction in…
  • Building and Sustaining a Blood Management Program

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Implementing a standardized blood management program is one hospital initiative that addresses many of today's challenges, including reduced funds, rising blood costs, and the desire for better clinical outcomes. Blood transfusions are one of the most common procedures occurring in hospitals today, but when it comes to this lifesaving treatment, more is not always better.In this white paper, you will learn how one hospital leveraged a blood management program to:Establish a clear framework for blood conservation to make open heart surgery saferApply the framework to reduce cardiac patients'…
  • How Effective Training Management Can Help You Prevent Quality Issues

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    It's not enough to have your quality standards on paper. You have to implement and integrate them into your daily operations and prove to regulators that your standards and policies work. “Effective training should be a fundamental part of a company's quality management strategy as it can help prevent many quality problems from ever occurring,” said Hunter.In a regulated environment, training is a means to minimize (if not avoid) human error, a common cause of deviations and nonconformances. It's no wonder that various standards and regulations, such as the following, require training as…
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    Better Health

  • Cartoon: The Alternative To Botox…

    Dr. Val Jones
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
  • Why Do Patients Lie To Doctors?

    Dr. Val Jones
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Popular TV doctor, Gregory House’s favorite adage about patients is: “everybody lies.” I used to believe that this was a cynical and inaccurate statement, but I had to revisit it recently when faced with a patient whose signs and symptoms were consistent with a diagnosis that she vehemently denied. A young woman was admitted to my rehab unit with brain damage of unclear cause. She adamantly denied drug or alcohol use, and I couldn’t help but wonder if she was suffering from a genetic or autoimmune disorder that the academic neurology team had somehow overlooked. I had…
  • Cartoon: A Typical Friday Night In The Emergency Department

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

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

    Dr. Val Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
 
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    Medgadget

  • Medtronic Activa Neurostimulators Approved in Europe for Full Body MRI Scans

    Editors
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Medtronic won European regulatory approval for its Activa line of deep brain stimulators (DBS) to be safe for use in full body MRI scans, given certain conditions. Previously, the company had approval for only head scans under MRI for patients wearing their DBS devices. The new announcement allows both future as well as existing patients to receive MRI scans of any part of the body, as long as specific precautions are taken by the radiology techs. These are the only DBS systems to receive a full-body MR-conditional approval from the European authorities, allowing patients…
  • Mobidiag Presents Two New Diagnostic Platforms at ECCMID 2015

    Marko Kuisma
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    Novodiag™ and Amplidiag™ Easy platforms to serve both low- and high-throughput customer needs with emphasis on accessibility and affordability Espoo, Finland – April 22, 2015 – Mobidiag Ltd, a Finnish molecular diagnostics company specializing in the development of innovative diagnostics solutions for infectious diseases, today announced the first public presentation of two new diagnostic platforms – Novodiag and Amplidiag Easy – at ECCMID 2015 in Copenhagen on April 25-28. The entirely new Novodiag platform is a fully integrated and automated system, enabling accessible and…
  • IdentRx Promises to Prevent Nearly All Medication Errors

    Editors
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Medication errors continue to plague the clinical community and even rare cases of mistakes can make a big splash in the news. And for a good reason: we all expect to be treated than harmed when receiving medical care. A new device is currently in the third round of pilot testing, including at major retail pharmacies and Purdue University, that may help avoid prescription errors altogether. The IdentRx system from PerceptiMed, a Mountain View, California firm, optically analyzes every single pill that will be given to a patient to make sure it precisely matches each prescription. It is the…
  • Programmable Replacement Tissue Sponges Dissolve When Needed

    Editors
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    Growing new tissues to replace diseased ones in a guided and engineered way is becoming a practical reality. Stem cells are being harnessed to do just that, but often, and particularly with larger pieces of replacement tissue, one needs an appropriate scaffold to grow them on. Researchers at Tufts have been perfecting their use of silk as a platform on which cells can grow and proliferate. In their latest achievement, the team headed by Professor David L. Kaplan was able to design a way to create silk sponges that dissolve into the body after a predetermined amount of time. This is critically…
  • Juniper Pharmaceuticals Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

    Misha
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
      Boston, MA – April 23, 2015 – Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNP) (“the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in women’s health, today announced the creation of a Scientific Advisory Board (“SAB”) comprised of internationally renowned physicians and scientists, whose mission will be to provide scientific and clinical advice on the identification and advancement of product candidates for Juniper’s women’s health portfolio. The SAB consists of the following distinguished members:…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    From this French study:Sociological studies have shown the link between humor and unconscious ideas that we have of the society in which we evolve. Researchers conducted a survey to answer the question: "What were the stereotypes of our medical profession that emerge from a transcript of jokes collected in a medical population?"Recruitment of the source population (doctors and medical students) was done through different personal and professional mailing lists, Twitter, Facebook, and medical press. The inclusion period was 6 weeks (from June 6 to July 14, 2013). Each physician recruited…
  • Offer new treatments only as part of post-market trials until data on meaningful outcomes are available, says Ben Goldacre to BMJ

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Watch the video from the BMJ channel below: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • High-fructose sweeteners are a principal driver of type 2 diabetes

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    High-fructose sweeteners are a principal driver of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its consequences, according to a recent report in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Conversely, whole foods that contain fructose (eg, fruits and vegetables) pose no problem for health and are likely protective against diabetes and adverse CV outcomes. Read more here: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(15)00040-3/abstractOur own Dr Hyman discusses How to Avoid the Hidden Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup in this video from the official Cleveland Clinic YouTube channel: "Dr. Mark Hyman,…
  • This is what happens when social media sites go too far

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

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Facebook is partnering with suicide prevention organizations on a new tool to identify people in distress. Forefront research scientist Ursula Whiteside discusses the project with Sara Murray. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
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    ScienceRoll

  • What Comes After The #Wearable Health Revolution?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    The wearable health trackers’ revolution has been going on producing devices that let us measure vital signs and health parameters at home. It is changing the whole status quo of healthcare as... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • How Do Medical Students See Future Technologies: Infographics

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    I just wrote about how our Disruptive Technologies in Medicine university course prepares medical students for the coming waves of change. I also recently published an infographic related to new... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Disruptive Technologies in Medicine: Preparing Medical Students For The Future!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    At Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest, we launched a new course, “Disruptive Technologies in Medicine” with Professor Maria Judit Molnar MD, PhD, DSc, the scientific Vice Rector of... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • KConnect: multi-lingual medical text analysis and search service

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    My good friends at Precognox.com who designed the search engine behind Webicina.com as well just came up with a great new project. KConnect is a multi-lingual medical text analysis and search... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Singularity University’s Global Impact Competition in Central Europe

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Singularity University’s Global Impact Competition just took place in Central and Eastern Europe and the winner is Lukasz Mlodyszewski from Poland who designed an application for Posttraumatic... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Implementing Health Reform: CMS Prepares For 2016 Enrollment; Court Turns Back ACA Challenge

    Timothy Jost
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:56 pm
    It seems like the 2015 open enrollment period has just ended, but CMS is beginning to gear up for 2016. On April 22, 2015, CMS released a Guidance on Eligibility Redetermination and Re-enrollments for Marketplace Coverage for 2016. Under CMS rules, marketplaces have three options for eligibility redeterminations. One of these is a set of alternative procedures announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) annually for the following benefit year. The April 22 guidance describes the procedures that the federally facilitated marketplace, and any other marketplace that chooses to…
  • Integrating Behavioral Medicine Into Primary Care GME: A Necessary Paradigm For 21st Century Ambulatory Practice

    Alan Axelson
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Limited access to child and adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry, as well as other mental health providers, has a large impact on the capacity of our health care system to address mental health needs, particularly in underserved urban and rural areas. A major determinant of this limited access is an under-supply of mental health providers. The recently developed Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program provides a promising resource to address this problem because of its unique educational setting, which could facilitate integration of behavioral medicine into…
  • Teaching Health Centers: Targeted Expansion For Immediate GME Reform

    Richard Rieselbach
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    Since the first Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report recommending reform of graduate medical education (GME) in 1989, its funding and governance have been debated extensively. The long awaited IOM GME Report issued July 2014 recommends major reforms, producing further heated debate and controversy among stakeholders. GME priorities must respond to the current transformation of our health care system, insurance coverage, and the need for training physicians with new competencies. The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health recently requested input regarding the 2014 IOM…
  • Call For Submissions: Health Affairs Brings Back DataWatch

    Tracy Gnadinger
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Health Affairs is now encouraging submissions to its DataWatch section. What Is DataWatch? DataWatch articles are short papers (2,000 words or less) that highlight data that “speak for themselves” relative to important policy issues or topics. They should shed light on some important question and be “worth knowing.” They do not typically test hypotheses, rely on sophisticated statistical methods, or include lengthy policy discussions. We aim to present new data or new analyses of existing data that are reliable and credible and that promote understanding among…
  • Health Information Technology: Where We Stand And Where We Need To Go

    Karen DeSalvo
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    Editor’s note: Below, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, discusses her view of the health information technology landscape. She outlines an agenda for her office that includes incentivizing interoperability, “standardizing standards,” and establishing shared expectations and actions around data security and privacy. This post is based on Dr. DeSalvo’s presentation at the Health Information and Management Systems Society 2015 annual conference last week. I am optimistic about the bright future we have to leverage health information…
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  • IMGs matching into surgery: What are the chances?

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/skeptical-scalpel" rel="tag">Skeptical Scalpel, MD</a>
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Anyone considering attending a Caribbean or any foreign medical school should do due diligence. An Internet search is step one. If the school does not list residency match statistics, that could be a red flag. It would not be easy to accomplish, but try to speak with some current students or recent graduates of any schools you are thinking about. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • MKSAP: 48-year-old woman with gradual weight gain

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag">mksap</a>
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 48-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She is concerned about her gradual weight gain over the years and requests counseling on how she can most effectively lose weight. Over 8 years, she has gained approximately 18 kg (40 lb). With several commercial diets, she has lost weight but always gains it back. She has a sedentary job, and often skips breakfast or eats dinner on the run. She states she cannot fit exercise into her busy day. She takes no medications…
  • An inadvertent physical exam

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/bart-windrum" rel="tag">Bart Windrum</a>
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    “Nobody does this …” Dr. D said as a greeting as he walked in holding the 700-word letter I had sent him some weeks before my periodic physical examination. Half the letter addressed six issues that had arisen during the year and a half since my last physical. I thought, nearing age 62, that it’d be both efficient and prudent to provide my GP an update on my health experiences. Half a page devoted to that didn’t seem excessive to me. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • So you want to be a female surgeon.  Here are 10 tips to make it.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-nikki-stamp" rel="tag">Dr. Nikki Stamp</a>
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I am lucky enough, from time to time, to be invited to speak to young women who want to be surgeons when they “grow up.” I always have a hard time striking a balance between what I should share that is positive and inspirational and what I should share that is a little harsh and uncomfortable. Once, I turned to my friends and colleagues on Facebook on what they thought about my topic for a women in surgery talk which was on how to have it all. One of my more opinionated friends summed it up pretty well: “I’d like to find the bitch who has ‘it all’ and slap…
  • A vision for a more efficient, more elegant health care visit

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/joseph-allencherril" rel="tag">Joseph Allencherril</a>
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    As a patient, I would like a primary care visit that is pleasant, comprehensive, convenient, and efficient. As a future practitioner, I hope for a visit that is unhurried, educational, efficient, and holistic. We may have through all these years grown accustomed to the status quo — on both ends — that is, we have come to expect the 45-minute wait in the atrium prior to our beckoning by the nurse and proceed to further 15-minute wait after the ceremonial measurement of vitals, before we finally meet our physician. And even once she is in the room with us we feel unable to voice all…
 
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  • Design for Default: How to Optimize Your Daily Decisions

    James Clear
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    You might assume that humans buy products because of what they are, but the truth is that we often buy things because of where they are. For example, items on store shelves that are at eye level tend to be purchased more than items on less visible shelves. In the best-selling book Nudge (Kindle | Audiobook), authors Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein explain a variety of ways that our everyday decisions are shaped by the world around us. The effect that eye-level shelves have on our purchase habits is just one example. Here’s another: The ends of aisles are money-making machines for…
  • The More We Limit Ourselves, the More Resourceful We Become

    James Clear
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    In 1843, Soren Kierkegaard published his first major book, Either/Or (ebook), in which he tries to answer the question, “How should we live?” During a particularly interesting passage, the Danish philosopher discusses our tendency to see boredom as a negative influence and points out that we often use boredom as justification to jump continually from thing to thing. “One is weary of living in the country and moves to the city; one is weary of one’s native land and goes abroad; one is weary of Europe and goes to America, etc.; one indulges in the fanatical hope of an…
  • Announcing the 2015 Motivation and Willpower Seminar (Live Event on April 22nd)

    James Clear
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Today I am excited to announce the 2015 Motivation and Willpower Seminar, which is a live online class that I will be hosting on April 22, 2015. Spring and summer are upon us and habits have a tendency to fade away when summer vacations and outdoor activities slide back into our schedules. It’s the perfect time to re-energize your efforts and learn how to maximize your willpower and motivation for the middle of the year. If you’re wondering, “Is this different than the Habits Seminar?” Yes, the Motivation and Willpower Seminar is a completely different class. But…
  • How to Declutter Your Mind and Unleash Your Willpower by Using “Bright-Line” Rules

    James Clear
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?” —The Miranda Warning IN THE SPRING of 1966, a man named Ernesto Miranda was arrested in Phoenix. The police had very little to go on, but they suspected Miranda of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman ten days earlier. The officers interrogated Miranda for two hours and were rewarded for their effort:…
  • How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the “Paper Clip Strategy”

    James Clear
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    In 1993, a bank in Abbotsford, Canada hired a 23-year-old stock broker named Trent Dyrsmid. Dyrsmid was a rookie so nobody at the firm expected too much of his performance. Moreover, Abbotsford was still a relatively small suburb back then, tucked away in the shadow of nearby Vancouver where most of the big business deals were being made. The first popular email services like AOL and Hotmail wouldn’t arrive for another two or three years. Geography still played a large role in business success and Abbotsford wasn’t exactly the home of blockbuster deals. And yet, despite his…
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    Dr. Wes

  • ACC Issues "Urgent" Message, But To Whom?

    DrWes
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    The American College of Cardiology (ACC) leadership, troubled by the "complex situation" presented by the changes in re-certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), issued an "urgent message" yesterday on their blog. This message hinted at the ACC's pathway forward: to create a "second task force" to "aggressively" explore "whether an alternative board should/could be
  • A Promising Week of Firsts

    DrWes
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    It was quite a week for America's practicing physicians.  For months the frustration over the lack of accountability of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Medical Specialties Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program had been building.  Even anger, an emotion few physicians have time for, was mounting. Then something wonderful happened. Physicians
  • Why Journalists Need Maintenance of Certification

    DrWes
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Well, well, well, this little blog got a mention in the New York Times Well health care blog last evening in a post entitled "Board Certification and Fees Anger Doctors" by Joshua Krisch.  Too bad what really upsets doctors is not certification, but the proprietary RE-certification monopoly known as the ABMS "Maintenance of Certification" (MOC) program. At least the post includes a dashing public
  • Remember Working Doctors, Call Your Senator TODAY

    DrWes
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    If you believe it's not okay to have the corrupt, coercive, and anti-trust ABMS MOC® Medical Registry as part of the Medicare SGR Replacement ill H.R. 2, CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY and ask that IT BE AMENDED BEFORE BEING SIGNED INTO LAW TO REMOVE THE ABMS MOC Medical Registry from Social Security Law, Section 1848: First, look up your Senators' names, entering your zip code here. Be SURE to call
  • Medicare SGR Replacement Bill: "An Unwarranted Role of Medical Specialty Boards"

    DrWes
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:01 am
    From Merrill Goozner at Modern Healthcare Magazine: "The law not only scraps the sustainable growth-rate formula for physician payment, it consolidates the diverse programs for rewarding or penalizing physicians. The CMS no longer will calculate separate payments for reporting quality measures, improving performance or meeting meaningful-use standards. Instead, the CMS will substitute a
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the worst US bird flu outbreak ever, the truth about slow-digesting carbs, and sugar reduces stress response. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (Yes,…
  • Foodist Approved: Grilled Spring Veggie Salad with Farro

    Elyse Kopecky
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    Grilled Spring Veggie Salad with Farro Now that the nights are staying warmer, we’ve finally rolled out our trusty grill. Over the years, it’s become tradition in our household that when it comes to grilling, my husband, Andy, takes over. I’m not sure why I’ve never intercepted. He likes his meat charred until it resembles an inedible hockey puck, while I prefer my meat to come off the grill retaining some amount of life. Recently, Andy was on the road, and I decided to fire up the grill all by my lonesome. To my delight, I discovered there’s something deeply satisfying about…
  • Away Court Habits: Living Well on the Road

    Darya Rose
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by ikarl67 When I was a kid I used to dream of one day having a job that would take me all over the world.  I have always loved to travel, so in my brain I envisioned a non-stop vacation filled with exotic places, foods and adventures. Of course, reality is nothing like that. There is a huge difference between traveling occasionally (whether for work or play) and traveling regularly, several times per month. When traveling is a special occasion, there really are no rules. Foodists have accounted for periodic indulgences in their healthstyle already. But when travel becomes your…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the tastiest food is the healthiest, why some restaurants are eliminating tips, and BPA impacts fertility for three generations (!). Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love…
  • Wisdom Wednesday: Moderation is for Suckers

    Darya Rose
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    Photo by broterham Moderation might be the most overused word in the entire nutrition universe. I know, I know. You like the idea of not restricting yourself and being able to eat anything you want so long as it’s not “too much.” It sounds healthy. Balanced. Sane. You might have even mistaken some of my willpower bashing here at Summer Tomato as an endorsement of moderation. Something like, “Use a little willpower, but not too much.” It sounds lovely. If only it actually helped you achieve your goals. The problem with moderation is that it’s a fantasy, not…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • Sherpaa does to the world what email and texting did to the phone and handwritten letters.

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    Prior to the invention of email, texts, and within-app messaging, we depended on things like telephones and meetings to communicate, relay messages and make decisions. Everything had to happen “synchronously.” Communication was difficult, decisions took longer to make, and execution of a strategy depended on expensive, time-consuming meetings. This was a pain, it was complex, and for the most part highly inefficient. Especially when considering that most transmission of information does not require syncing up schedules. Not everything is important enough to take to the next level…
  • motherjones: Nobody could tell us how much gun violence costs...

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    motherjones: Nobody could tell us how much gun violence costs America, so we decided to find out.
  • This is Spencer. He’s awesome. For the past year, he’s done a...

    8 Apr 2015 | 1:34 pm
    This is Spencer. He’s awesome. For the past year, he’s done a ridiculously important job here at Sherpaa. He’s served as the doctors’ go to person for anything and everything they need to efficiently practice their best medicine and make everyone’s lives run smoothly. But we’re very sad that he’s moving back to California and will be leaving us. That means we have to fill his extremely important role in helping the most forward-thinking doctors at the most forward-thinking healthcare company practice as efficiently as possible. Spencer worked with me to create the position. And…
  • science-junkie: Artist: Eleanor Lutz Website: Tabletop Whale

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

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    What would happen if both doctors and patients knew how much healthcare costs?There has been a movement toward price transparency and consumerism in healthcare over the last decade or so. If people can get an accurate cost prior to receiving healthcare, the assumption is they’ll use healthcare more intelligently and cost-effectively. If they only knew that getting their hip replaced at a specialized hip replacement center was $54,000 versus $103,000 at a large academic hospital, they would choose the most bang for their buck.But let’s analyze the actual process of healthcare delivery and…
 
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    ScienceRoll

  • What Comes After The #Wearable Health Revolution?

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    The wearable health trackers’ revolution has been going on producing devices that let us measure vital signs and health parameters at home. It is changing the whole status quo of healthcare as medical information and now tracking health are available outside the ivory tower of medicine. A 2014 report showed that 71% of 16-24-year-olds want wearable technology. Predictions for 2018 include a market value of $12 billion; a shipment of 112 million wearables and that one third of Americans will own at least a pedometer. Now a growing population is using devices to measure a health…
  • How Do Medical Students See Future Technologies: Infographics

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    I just wrote about how our Disruptive Technologies in Medicine university course prepares medical students for the coming waves of change. I also recently published an infographic related to new technologies in medicine. Yesterday, I gave a talk to medical students about what kind of trends and technologies might shape the future and I was very curious what they think about these. Therefore I asked them to give a score between 1 and 3 about how beneficial or advantageous those can be for society; and a score between 1 and 3 about how big threats they will pose to us. They also gave a score…
  • Disruptive Technologies in Medicine: Preparing Medical Students For The Future!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    At Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest, we launched a new course, “Disruptive Technologies in Medicine” with Professor Maria Judit Molnar MD, PhD, DSc, the scientific Vice Rector of Semmelweis University in 2014. I’m very happy to share that we launched it again this semester. Our plan is to prepare medical students for those future technologies they will face by the time they start actually practicing medicine. We need to give future physicians skills that help deal with the coming waves of technological changes in a way that they will learn how to improve the human…
  • KConnect: multi-lingual medical text analysis and search service

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    My good friends at Precognox.com who designed the search engine behind Webicina.com as well just came up with a great new project. KConnect is a multi-lingual medical text analysis and search service. Check it out! The new state-of-the-art medical information search services have the ability to empower healthcare and life science professionals and the public alike. The search services can provide the fastest and most relevant medical support information available from which users can make the best-informed decisions. The search services have been made ‘intelligent’ by understanding the…
  • Singularity University’s Global Impact Competition in Central Europe

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Singularity University’s Global Impact Competition just took place in Central and Eastern Europe and the winner is Lukasz Mlodyszewski from Poland who designed an application for Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Project DreamJay aims at generating nice dreams that can overwrite dreams related to PTSD. He won a chance with this to attend the Graduate Program this summer. Some details about the competition: Global Impact Competitions are annual competitions held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by geography and theme. These competitions act as a…
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    annesamoilov.com

  • How to start planning your next launch (all-new free workbook)

    Anne Samoilov
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever sat down to start planning your next launch, you’ve likely felt the overwhelm monster tip-toeing up behind you. We’ve all been there in those first moments when we’re really just in the brainstorm phase and we realize, oh no…this is going to take a lot of work. How am I supposed to get all this done? I’ve got kids, a family, maybe a job, loads of life responsibilities…I don’t even know what to do first. I’ve sure been there myself.  I lived and worked full time while building my business on the side–for years. Struggling to figure out the process,…
  • What You’re Already Doing If You’re REALLY Ready To Launch

    Anne Samoilov
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Welcome to part 2 of my 8 part blog series to help you get ready to launch your next product, service or business. If you missed out on the first post, check it out here – where I talk about the importance of vision and why without a vision, your business won’t even get off the ground! So – say you’ve got your vision in mind – or it’s at least forming and on its way to being totally declared. You might be excited to get the ball rolling and immediately start scheduling out all the pieces of your launch…so you start making schedules, create a product you’ve been…
  • The 1 Reason It Took Me So Long To REALLY Start My Business

    Anne Samoilov
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Today starts a monthly blog series where I get into some of the most important things you should do before you decide to launch. And I think it’s important to start by sharing with you part of my story that I haven’t really shared…Because I think if you’re trying to figure out what your business does, what you want to launch, or even just what to do first, it’ll help you to see that there was really only 1 missing piece that kept me off track for years. Sometimes I kick myself for not starting my business sooner. Like much earlier in my story. In fact, I look at some of the…
  • Can You Create A Promotion Plan For Your New Product or Launch Using “Old” Content?

    Anne Samoilov
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Creating a promotion plan for your next launch is important. You probably know that. I mean – a launch in itself is a ginormous promotion in itself. One of the most important pieces of preparing for a launch is identifying the strongest channels where new eyes will come from… that’s why you have people hustling to get podcast interviews, write as many guest posts as they can — it’s all in the hopes of reaching more people who will love you, what you’re offering, and click buy. But how stressful is it to complete the task of writing 5-10 new guest posts and then hustle (and…
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    AstroNutrition

  • Top 5 Ephedrine-Free Fat Burners

    AstroNutrition
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Ever since the 2004 ban on ephedrine, manufacturers of hardcore fat burners have had to find innovative ways to design new shredding formulas. Thermogenic fat burners haven’t lost any of their potency or effectiveness, making these top 5 ephedrine-free fat burners the toast of the weight loss industry.  read more
  • Benefits of Jarrow Brown Rice Protein

    AstroNutrition
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    Shelves are lined with protein powder these days, and it isn’t hard to find information explaining the benefits of whey protein powders. But what about the benefits of brown rice protein? read more
  • Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair – Product Review

    AstroNutrition
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    We’re not getting any younger. Aging is a fact of life that can’t be reversed, but it can be influenced by your choices. What you put into your body directly affects your body’s internal functions and external structures. The health of your skin, hair, and nails is illustrative of the choices you make and the nutrients you consume. read more
  • Multivitamin Pros & Cons - Centrum Silver 50+

    AstroNutrition
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    If you believe the marketing hype, you’d think that a multivitamin supplement is the cure-all for every ailment in existence. That may be a hyperbolic statement, but some marketers take no prisoners in the battle for consumer dollars. read more
  • Product Review: Garden of Life Wobenzym N

    AstroNutrition
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Joint and muscle mobility is an essential element of good living. Living the good life means more than just being alive. What good is life without the mobility and flexibility to enjoy the years? That’s where Garden of Life Wobenzym comes in. read more
 
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    dothealthclub.com

  • Work Opportunities For Convicted Felons

    Dr. Subba Rao
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    Felony is a mention of crime that includes, but isn\’t limited to, drug abuse or assault or involvement in rape, murder or bankruptcy fraud or mail fraud. You do however have to pay attention to two pretty important areas -Content Writing – The single most important step you may take is to have high-quality, related [...]
  • Learn English: methods for learning English

    Dr. Subba Rao
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:50 pm
    English skills can always be improved either for that native speakers or even the foreigners. There are many tried strategies for learning English that actually works. Learning English, like any other thing, is not basic and requires determination and daily improvements. Using the example of the way you work to practice a song often times [...]
  • Learn English: methods for learning English

    Dr. Subba Rao
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    English skills can still be improved either for the native speakers or even the foreigners. There are numerous tried strategies for learning English that really works. Learning English, like any other thing, isn’t simple and easy , requires determination and daily improvements. Taking the instance of the way you should practice a song more often [...]
  • Allison Williams’ Dad Reportedly Saw Her Raunchy ‘Ass Motorboat’ Sex Scene At ‘Girls’ Season Four Premiere …

    Dr. Subba Rao
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    Allison Williams’ Dad Reportedly Saw Her Raunchy ‘A** Motorboat’ Sex Scene At ‘Girls’ Season 4 Premiere Allison Williams was very brave to go ahead with a raunchy sex scene for the Season 4 premiere of HBO’s Girls, which included her being “a** motorboated” by her on-screen partner Desi, played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach. But she was even braver to [...]
  • Ways to make your bedroom attractive and seductive

    Dr. Subba Rao
    1 Aug 2011 | 7:59 pm
    Ways to make your bedroom attractive and seductive
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    Local Health and Home News

  • Monica Hunt, RN – Home Health Care

    downtowndharma20
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    The post Monica Hunt, RN – Home Health Care appeared first on Local Health and Home News.
  • Home Health and Hospice on CBS3’s Talk Philly

    downtowndharma20
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    The post Home Health and Hospice on CBS3’s Talk Philly appeared first on Local Health and Home News.
  • Top 5 Home Remedies For Wrinkles | Best Health and Beauty Tips | Lifestyle

    downtowndharma20
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:09 pm
    The post Top 5 Home Remedies For Wrinkles | Best Health and Beauty Tips | Lifestyle appeared first on Local Health and Home News.
  • Over 50 and enjoying life.

    downtowndharma20
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Are you a man over 50 and enjoying life?Good news is there are amazing supplements and potions to keep you feeling and looking good, the bad news is it isn’t Cheap,just keep reading there are some great ideas we can  here that will help you stay slimmer and look better. You don’t feel your age, you don’t act your age, and you don’t eat your age. What exactly does not eating your age mean? Just because you feel like you are in your twenties and thirties, does not mean you can eat like you are. No matter how active you are and how much you are enjoying life, your metabolism slows…
  • Home Health Aide Interview Expectations and Tips

    downtowndharma20
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    The post Home Health Aide Interview Expectations and Tips appeared first on Local Health and Home News.
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    Vitamin IMC

  • Internet of Things (IoT): What you need to know

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

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

    Isha Deodhar
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    In a bid to spread a bit of festive cheer during Christmas, Amazon offered, for two days, a free collection of paid apps and games valued at $220. “The Largest Free App of the Day Bundle Ever” was of particular interest to those of us who study customer engagement with brands on mobile devices. According to Amazon’s post-Christmas press release, “Nearly 60 percent of Amazon.com customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday season. Mobile shopping accelerated as customers got later into the shopping season.” Amazon’s offer was an ingenious strategy to ensure that…
  • #1800FlowersFail Taught the Floral and Gourmet Gift Retailer One Thing: The Power of Negative Word-of-Mouth Matters

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

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

  • Earth Day: April 22, 2015

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

    Wendy Robbins
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:42 am
    Diffusing essential oils with Biblical significance can be especially meaningful at this time. Regardless of your spiritual background, aromatherapy and essential oils can play a special part as you embark or continue on your spiritual journey. I welcome you to...
  • Essential Oils for St. Patrick's Day

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

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

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

  • How Much Sleep Should Kids Really Get?

    Tara Weng
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Sleep, glorious sleep. It often alludes me and I’m starting to think my kids, as well.  I have a pre-teen who can’t seem to wake up in the morning and a teen who can’t fall asleep at night.  With this in mind I sought out trusted sleep experts to explain just how much sleep kids really need and if their age effects this magic number.   From a quantity perspective Michael Breus, Ph.D., sleep expert and author or The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan has a pretty standard calculation. According to his recommendations even teens…
  • Creative Kids Fight Childhood Hunger

    Katie Parsons
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    Brought to you by  There is perhaps nothing more tragic than a child going hungry. We see images on television all the time of children around the world starving, but the problem is far from foreign. It definitely hits close to home. Just how many kids go hungry here in the U.S.? How aware are Americans, especially our kids, that there is a real problem? ConAgra Foods wanted to find out, so it presented a shocking statistic to a group of children. Perhaps the most shocking part, though: their brilliant, creative and compassionate ideas for how to fight back. Take a look: …
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Teen See Reality!

    GalTime
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
    YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME! By Harry H. Harrison Jr. Today, many parents have relinquished control of their children to umm, their children. This makes little sense with a fifteen year old, but even less sense when dealing with a five year old. But these formative years spell out what kind of teenager your child will turn out to be. If you demand respect, insist on kindness, eat dinner as a family, bring God into your life, instill responsibility at a young age, you will have a great teenager. There will be teenage issues sure, but they know the rules and you’ll have a lot less meetings…
  • How to Pick the Right Pediatrician

    Adam Weng
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The list of things to do before our first baby arrives seems eternal at times. Between setting up the baby’s room and keeping doctor’s appointments, my wife and I somehow lost sight of one of the most important prenatal assignments — choosing a pediatrician or family practitioner for our new addition. According to Peter H. Short, M.D., FAAP, (senior vice president of medical affairs and medical director of the hospitalist service for Northeast Hospital Corporation) new parents should begin the process of choosing a doctor for their newborn sometime after the sixth month of…
  • The Fishtail Chignon in 6 Easy Steps

    GalTime
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    “The knotted fishtail chignon is a lovely hairstyle for all you long-haired ladies,” explains Roxie Jane Hunt, contributor for www.Latest-Hairstyles.com. “The best part is that you can take this unique updo from a cozy daytime style to haute evening look. This hairstyle consists of fishtail braids, knots, and a subtle twist and pin. All you need to get started are some clear hair ties, a few large hair pins, and a good texturizing braid spray.” To begin with, flip your head upside down and spray the hair down with your texture spray to add some…
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    Fitho

  • How Can Walking Help You Lose Weight?

    Meghna Basu
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    In a recent survey among urban Indians, walking was by far the most common physical activity. For anyone living in India that’s been to their neighbourhood park, this is quite obvious. There are hoards of morning walkers everywhere, and growing. Walking burns calories- that are stored in your body, typically as fat. Then why don’t...Read More
  • What is Matcha Green Tea and How it Makes You Super Healthy?

    Meghna Basu
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:09 am
    With the emergence of a health conscious society, a lot of research is going into the number of health benefits that a particular type of food can provide, giving rise to the term ‘superfood’ which essentially means foods which contain high antioxidant power measured in ORAC units. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorption capacity, which...Read More
  • 7 Habits of Highly Fit People!

    Meghna Basu
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    You see these people around you- they’re fit, they’re social, they’re doing the same stuff you’re doing. They seem to lead lives just like yours, yet they somehow manage to stay really fit! It’s not that they have a great metabolism, or fantastic genes or some other factor. It is simply the fact that they...Read More
  • 7 Effective & Uncommon Actions for a Healthier Heart

    Meghna Basu
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:35 am
    Multiple surveys have shown that 74% of urban India is overweight. And Indians have a genetic tendency towards heart disease. Chances are that if you’re an Indian, over 30 years of age, and have even a slight belly, you’re at a risk for heart disease. You may or may not have it yet, but you...Read More
  • Turn Yourself into a Super Healthy Human Just by Eating Nuts!

    Meghna Basu
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    According to a study conducted by the Harvard medical school, people who included nuts as a part of their daily diets were less susceptible to heart diseases and various chronic diseases. Read about the other effective tips for a healthy heart. Nuts are indeed full of healthy fibers, vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fatty acids and many other...Read More
 
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    True Food Movement

  • Foodie vs Farmer: Are We at War?

    Lisa Johnson
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: Jerry King   Foodies nibble and expound. Foodies read cookbooks, host dinner parties and go to wine tastings. Farmers? Farmers shovel dirt, plant seeds, tend cattle, haul their bounty to contracted vendors and tend to live just above the poverty level. The satirical foodie is a 30-something hipster wielding a smartphone and posting mouth-watering pics on Instagram. The average farmer is 58 years old and can’t afford to eat at that tony restaurant where they serve his food. I recently attended the Urban Farming Conference in Worcester, MA to meet with food producers. From…
  • Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

    Lisa Johnson
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    While working downtown at my corporate gig, I found a fantastic snack.  Dark covered chocolate coconut bites.  Just a hint of sweetness, but with the healthiness of coconut.  I loved them!  The only problem is the 3 ounce packages were $6 each! I figured I could find a way to make them myself at home.  There are a few caveats here though.  I bought the coconut already de-shelled with just the skins on them in big chunks.  It was still quite a struggle to get the skins off.  I found a small knife worked better than a peeler. Also, get ready for messy hands, I was picking the coconut…
  • Sweet Potato Wrapped Cod Recipe

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cod, the official state fish of Massachusetts, is a staple around Boston.  We mostly stick it in the broiler with a few bread crumbs scattered about and a wedge of lemon.  Pretty boring no? I had tried a recipe a few years ago where I wrapped cod in a big, thin slices of potato and then lightly fried it.  I wanted to recreate the recipe but make it a bit healthier, how about a sweet potato? Ooh and onions with white wine mixed in somehow?  The results are delicious, I am so happy with the results and will make it again soon! Ingredients 1 small onion diced fine dash of salt 1/4 cup white…
  • What is Food Porn?

    Lisa Johnson
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    credit: Jerry King Cue the sultry music and the steam.  Add in some oohs and aaahhs.  Feel your mouth begin to water, gulp hard.  What’s making you respond this way?  Not your significant other, more likely a fabulous picture of something chocolate.  There’s a reason they call it Food Porn. But what is food porn?  As Supreme Justice Potter Stewart noted when describing sexual pornography, “I know it when I see it.” The Official Definition Rosalind Coward first defined “food pornography” in her 1984 feminist book Female Desire, “cooking food and…
  • Blondies Recipe: Taste-tested and fabulous

    Lisa Johnson
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo credit: Jason Roderick You’re faced with a dilemma; you need snacks for a school function and you know brownies and cupcakes are already covered.  What do you bring that the kids will still love and isn’t the same old, same old.  Blondies! I first made these for a school event over a year ago, and they vanished in seconds.  Since then I’ve made them over a dozen times, and every time I get a plate back with crumbs.  The recipe comes from The Cook’s Illustrated Baking Book and is pretty straight forward (Amazon link).  Read through the directions and prep…
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • Dead Feeder Cells Support Stem Cell Growth

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    Stem cells naturally cling to feeder cells as they grow in petri dishes. Scientists have thought for years that this attachment occurs because feeder cells serve as a support system, providing stems cells with essential nutrients.
  • Personal growth follows trauma for most soldiers

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    More than half of soldiers who experience trauma also report strong psychological benefits, such as stronger intimate relationships, spiritual growth, and a greater appreciation of life because of their difficult experiences. However, this “post-traumatic growth” effect can fade over time and may elude soldiers who have experienced either too little or too much traumatic...
  • Genetic ‘signature’ points to poor blood cancer outcome

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Testing for a DNA signature could predict which patients with myeloma – a cancer of immune cells in the blood and bone marrow – are likely to develop more serious disease, with a reduced chance of survival. A team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, found that cancer cells with the signature gain more DNA mutations than those without. These mutations make the cancer more...
  • How nerve cells in the brain generate the energy needed to function

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    New research published today in the journal Nature Communications represents a potentially fundamental shift in our understanding of how nerve cells in the brain generate the energy needed to function. The study shows neurons are more independent than previously believed and this research has implications for a range of neurological disorders. 
  • Beyond genes: are centrioles carriers of biological information?

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    EPFL scientists discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery raises the possibility that transmission of biological information could involve more than just genes. Centrioles are barrel-shaped structures inside cells, made up of multiple proteins. They are currently the focus of much research, since...
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Nori-Wrapped Roasted Salmon

    Worker Bee
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve cooked fish wrapped in parchment paper before, which gently steams the fish and keeps the flesh moist, this recipe will make total sense. But in this case, instead of parchment, the wrapper is edible, nutritious and delicious. Nori, a sea vegetable best known as a wrap for sushi, can also be used to wrap fish while it’s cooking. The nori seals in moisture, keeping the fish juicy and flavorful. This meal is all about moist, tender salmon. When arranged on a plate of sautéed mustard greens and shiitake mushrooms it looks like a rather fancy feast, but there’s no need to be…
  • Done with Crash Diets: 45 Pounds Lost and Getting Better Every Day

    Guest
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Before I state anything, I just want to thank Jesus Christ for the opportunity of life and the strength to get through this process. Life is truly a gift from God. In every group of friends there is the good looking one, the athletic one, the…
  • How to Get Your (Health) Groove Back

    Mark Sisson
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Maybe it comes in a heavily mirrored changing room as you wonder when you developed back fat. Perhaps you notice that you can’t keep up with your kids on a bike ride around town anymore. You might see it when you have a hard time moving or carrying things you used to. Maybe you wake up one day and realize you never thought you’d experience so many aches, pains and stiffness at such a young age. Perhaps you’ve just known for a long time that you don’t like how you feel anymore. We get off track for various reasons – illness, parenthood, divorce, death, job change, moving. In…
  • What’s So Healthy About Avocado Oil?

    Mark Sisson
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    It doesn’t take much digging to figure out that most of the oils we eat in this country are fantastically poor choices. There’s the heavy processing to consider as well as the GMO sourcing, the rancidity, and dramatic omega fatty acid imbalance to name a few unsavory points. Sure, we make different choices in our own kitchens, but sometimes we find ourselves wishing we could recreate a certain taste in a Primal version of an old favorite recipe or just find a better flavor in one of our new favorite Primal meals. As a result, even the most Primally devout among us are on the lookout for…
  • Essential Oils: Separating Fact from Fiction

    Mark Sisson
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you spend a day or two on social media sites, you get the idea that essential oils are a panacea that can replace every modern medicine, both over the counter and prescription. Kid got a fever? Rub a little of this oil on his feet. Big job interview coming up in a few minutes? Inhale a little of this to relax. Fungal infection? Splash some of this on. It’s gotten particularly out of hand on Pinterest, where multi-level marketing schemers attempt to convince everyone they absolutely need to become essential oil wholesalers. Conversely, if you hang around in the online skeptic…
 
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Go Get It Done

    George Diamond
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Go Get It Done Weight Loss Success Go Get It Done If you want to lose weight, then go get it done. It may sound easier than it is, however, it’s the truth. Losing weight is about doing. Losing weight is not about talking about it. Losing weight is not about sitting around. Losing weight is not about complaining about it. It is about doing. It is about having a positive attitude. It is about having determination. It is about being consistent. However, at the end of the day, it’s all about getting…
  • Gym Etiquette

    George Diamond
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Gym Etiquette Weight Loss Success Gym Etiquette Going to the gym is a great way to lose weight and get fit. However, it can come with its own set of challenges. These challenges come in the form of people either not knowing or not caring about proper gym etiquette. If you what to be respectful to others, here are few things you need to know. Cell Phones Minimize your cell phone usage at the gym. It is very rude and distracting to hold on a cell phone conversation while on a weight machine. If you have to be…
  • Weight Loss Doom and Gloom

    George Diamond
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Weight Loss Doom and Gloom Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Doom and Gloom When we are losing weight consistently we take it for granted. We then start to take these results as expectations. However, when weight loss does not happen as fast as expected or when it stops we start to adopt a doom and gloom attitude. This is not a time to develop this attitude. This is the time to realize that you have lost some weight and can lose more. It is the time to tweak some things so that you can succeed. A lull does…
  • The 5 Minute Workout | Exercise Five Minutes at a Time

    George Diamond
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The 5 Minute Workout | Exercise Five Minutes at a Time Weight Loss Success The 5 Minute Workout | Exercise Five Minutes at a Time There are weeks that I can’t get to the gym as much as I would like. However, I want to get some physical activity in. Therefore, I developed a 5-minute workout. Every 55 minutes I take a five minute and exercise. I may do: Five minutes of abs Five minutes of push-ups Five minutes of curling using my exercise tubes with handles. Five minutes of chair dips If you can break…
  • Justify Staying Overweight Blah, Blah, Blah…

    George Diamond
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Justify Staying Overweight Blah, Blah, Blah… Weight Loss Success Justify Staying Overweight Blah, Blah, Blah… Over the years, I have had people tell me, “It’s easy for you to lose weight because blah, blah, blah… It is different for me because blah, blah, blah…” These are excuses that people use to justify staying overweight. These are excuses justifying to themselves why they are overweight and should stay overweight. They are also trying to convince me that they…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Alphabet Soup: K

    Cammy Chapel
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Alphabet Soup is a series of posts in which readers and I explore the words, concepts, and ideas that help on the path to weight loss/maintenance. Please join in with your insights! Rolling into the weekend, let’s continue the alphabetic exploration of words and ideas that help with weight maintenance/loss by playing with the letter ‘K’! I don’t have many entries for the letter ‘K’, but the ones I do have are important for me. Kindness – I’ve always been the sort of person who pokes fun at herself. It’s a fun way to diffuse the pressure…
  • My Weekly Bread

    Cammy Chapel
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:27 am
    While I’m not quite ready for The Great British Bake-Off yet, I am moving right along in my baking development. First we had the oatcakes: Simple, tasty, nutritious. I should make some more of these soon. Next, I made a loaf of whole wheat bread and experimented with adding some of my Gamino’s olive salad to it. It tasted good, but it came out looking like meatloaf. Not the look I was going for. A friend and I rebranded it as vegan meatloaf. (The photo shows that I clearly did not work the olives into the loaf well enough. They shouldn’t be in layers.) My next experiment was…
  • Mantras I Have Known

    Cammy Chapel
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do I seem calmer to you? No? Well, it’s not from lack of trying. I’ve installed a new app on my phone: Calm. It’s a meditation tool to help focus, calm, and relax the mind. Although I know how to meditate, I’m not doing it very well or consistently, so I’m currently going through the 7 Days of Calm program. It’s all good so far. Sidenote: This company also has a great website if you just need a calming two minute break during the day. It’s called Do Nothing for 2 Minutes. If you touch your keyboard or mouse, the clock starts over. Ask me how I know…
  • Really Home This Time

    Cammy Chapel
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    What a whirlwind couple of weeks! I had a work trip, a fun trip, a dog-sitting weekend, a job interview (x2) that went nowhere, and something else I’m forgetting. But I’m home and getting back into the swing of things today. My fun trip was a semi-last minute jaunt to the coast with my parents. We went first to Mobile, AL and then over to the Mississippi coast. On the lonnnnggg drive down, I discovered that I have a pedometer app on my phone! Nothing would do but that I start pushing it right away. Of course it’s my personal best; it’s the first day I used it! LOL I…
  • Yet Another New Kitchen Toy

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

  • Mind Fitness: How I Find Peace and Balance Every Day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gingivitis: Cause and Cure

    Rey Sescum
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com By Rey Sescum. Gingivitis is one of the most common dental diseases that people worldwide deal with.  It results from not taking proper care of your teeth and gums over an extended period of time.  The disease is a result of plaque build up on teeth and is commonly accompanied by swollen, red gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing.  Although this is such a common disease, there are several ways to prevent and cure this affliction.  Gingivitis is one of the most common dental diseases that people worldwide deal with.  It results from not taking proper…
  • 3 Ex-Cops Smoke Weed, What Happened Next Was AWESOME

    BeWellBuzz
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:38 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com What happens when 3 ex-cops get together and smoke weed? Well, it’s pretty awesome and really funny. The team that put this together has also created another video with grandma’s smoking weed. It’s equally entertaining! Tell our leaders to legalize this medicine, stop the deep hypocrisy, and use this beautiful plant as nature intended… … to heal … to be used to create goods … to disrupt greed Author informationBeWellBuzzLarry & Oksana Ostrovsky, founders of BeWellBuzz, are Life Upgrade Coaches committed to helping you…
  • 5 Powerful Health Enhancing and Life Extending Superfoods

    BeWellBuzz
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:18 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Pretty bold statement, some can say. Can these 5 superfoods actually promote health and wellness that one could see and feel? The nutritional properties of each of these nutritional powerhouses could fill an entire book. Every single one of them has been shown to single-handedly deliver powerful healthy aging benefits—but when combined, they produce a spectacular, synergistic boost to your overall health and well-being… like adding rocket-fuel to your car’s gas tank! Superfood #1: Chlorella – The World’s Greatest Healthy Aging Food!
  • WEED 3: The Marijuana Revolution with Dr. Sanjay Gupta – A CNN Special Report

    BeWellBuzz
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, has issued his strongest statement on legal weed yet, calling for a full-scale “medical marijuana revolution.” “We should legalize medical marijuana,” he wrote in an op-ed published Thursday on CNN’s website. “We should do it nationally. And, we should do it now.” Gupta’s comments come ahead of “Weed 3,” the third installment of his documentary series that explores the plant’s medical effectiveness and evolving status in society. The episode…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • How To Melt Shea Butter and Natural Oils for Body Care

    Andrea Butje
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Learn how to melt shea butter and natural oils so you can make your own body products. It’s one thing to follow a recipe—and that’s important when you’re creating a product that you want to replicate—but by understanding how to melt natural oils and butters, you’ll be able to get creative. There’s no end to the variety of body products you can make! I made a YouTube video showing you step by step how to melt shea butter and natural oils. My body butter videos are usually exclusive for students of Aromahead’s online Body Butters and Lip Balms class, but I wanted to share it…
  • Make Sports Massage Oil with Spike Lavender

    Andrea Butje
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    I have an easy-to-make recipe for sports massage oil to share with you! There are only two ingredients, so you can even make it if your body is sore after a workout and just wants a hot bath. The ingredients are Trauma Oil and Spike Lavender essential oil (Lavandula latifolia). We can keep this recipe simple because these two ingredients are so ideal for soothing sore muscles. Trauma Oil is one of my favorite carrier oils for relieving pain. It’s actually an infusion of three flowers in olive oil. The herbs are St. John’s wort, calendula, and arnica. St. John’s wort is an excellent…
  • What is an aromatherapy inhaler? And what can I use it for?

    Andrea Butje
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    An aromatherapy inhaler is a way for you to take essential oils with you on the go. You can’t carry a diffuser everywhere, but an aromatherapy inhaler fits in your pocket, a bag, a desk drawer, or the car. (They’re great for the office, where co-workers might not appreciate essential oils diffused in a shared space.) There are four parts to an aromatherapy inhaler: An inner piece of cotton, which holds your essential oils. A plastic sleeve, which holds the cotton. A plastic lid, which slides over the case. A small bottom closure. The inhaler is about the size of a lip balm or lipstick…
  • Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Energy!

    Andrea Butje
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Essential oil diffuser blends for energy are great natural pick-me-ups. Does it surprise you to know that one of the first things I look forward to when I wake up is diffusing essential oils? Sound familiar? I love the way they fill the house with beautiful scent. I also love the way they help my mind feel clear and focused, and my heart feel open. That’s just a great way to start the day! Over the years, I have created a lot of essential oil diffuser blends for energy. Some have become favorites, and I make those blends ahead of time in bottles that I call “stock” bottles. That way,…
  • Aromahead Weekly: Free Aromatherapy Recipes

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

  • Adversity Is Inevitable In Life

    Larry Lewis
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Adversity Is Inevitable In Life was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Be aware of, and accept that adversity is inevitable in life. Whether we like it or not, adversity is part of life. We can all overcome our difficulties and a significant factor which will determine your recovery process is demonstrating resilience. We each possess an innate drive to overcome and get through challenging times and experiences which can support us to bounce back and recover from the worst of situations. My greatest dream is help others improve their lives, sell 10,000 copies of my book while feeling…
  • You Still Have A Lot Of Life Ahead Of You

    Larry Lewis
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    You Still Have A Lot Of Life Ahead Of You was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Do you dream of that day when you can pack away your work, say goodbye to your colleagues and leave the workplace for good in order to enjoy retirement? Maybe instead of looking forward to retirement you have dreamt of pursuing your passions wanting these forefront of your mind as you still have a lot of life ahead of you and want to waste not a second. The average 50-year-old intends to retire at the age of 61.5 years, having paid off their mortgage at 58.5, according to the insurer MetLife. Alas this…
  • Knowing What You Want To Do With Your Life

    Larry Lewis
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:52 am
    Knowing What You Want To Do With Your Life was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Do you find yourself questioning what you're doing with your life? There will always be times where we question the path we are taking. When things get so difficult we consider giving up being the easiest option. It may happen when you're 21 or when you're 60, and it's a difficult process to work through. It's not hopeless, though! “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”…
  • Fight Back or Give Up

    Larry Lewis
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:44 am
    Fight Back or Give Up was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living On November 25th I underwent my third eye operation in five years. For the next 6 weeks I had to go through a period of convalescence which entailed me having to lie on my side 'posturing' for 50 minutes an hour. The first few weeks I stayed at my sister and for the rest I lived on my own. Time past so slowly while having to stay in bed and the merest activity just exhausted me. My frustrations mounted, as the loneliness and inactivity began to eat away at me and my inability to work was troubling me. Every attempt I made…
  • The Power of Persistence in Achieving Your Dreams

    Larry Lewis
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    The Power of Persistence in Achieving Your Dreams was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living “The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.” Cecil B. DeMille One of the key elements that will enable any person to achieve their dreams is the power of persistence. Many of life’s success stories demonstrate the trait of persistence and a never give up philosophy. This mentality shows a clear, unswerving hunger and desire. Persistence is defined as “the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of…
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    Elements4Health

  • Protect Your Aging Brain with These 8 Key Nutrients

    Dana
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    According to a 2014 AARP study, brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Cognitive issues ranging from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease all become more common as people age. In the March issue of Food Technology published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr writes about the key nutrients that may help keep your brain in good shape. 1. Cocoa Flavanols: Cocoa flavanols have been linked to improved circulation and heart health, and preliminary research shows a possible…
  • Osteoporosis Increases Risk of Hearing Loss

    Dana
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Osteoporosis does more than just increase your risk of fractures or bone breaks. People who have osteoporosis face a 1.76-fold higher risk of developing sudden deafness than those who do not have the bone disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), also called sudden deafness, is an unexplained, rapid loss of hearing that typically happens in one ear, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. It can happen at once or over the…
  • Sugary Sodas Suppress the Body’s Stress Response

    Dana
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re addicted to Coke, Mountain Dew, or Pepsi, it may be time to switch to a healthier beverage. Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can suppress the hormone cortisol and stress responses in the brain, but diet beverages sweetened with aspartame do not have the same effect, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. “This is the first evidence that high sugar – but not aspartame – consumption may relieve stress in humans,” said one of the study’s authors, Kevin D. Laugero, PhD, of the University of…
  • Reducing ADHD, Teacher-Related Anxiety, and Aggression

    Dana
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Medication is often a key component of ADHD treatment, but specific drug combinations can be used to reduce related issues as well. Previous research published by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and three other institutions showed that when children with ADHD and serious physical aggression were prescribed both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug, along with teaching parents behavior management techniques, they had a reduction of aggressive and serious disruptive behavior. Now, L. Eugene Arnold and Michael Aman, professors emeritus at the Nisonger Center at…
  • Diabetes Perceptions Vary According to Individual Risk Factors

    Dana
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Diabetes is becoming a significant public health issue, but educating patients about their risk has proven difficult. This may be due to differing perceptions about the severity of the disease. Recent research published in The Diabetes Educator by Dr. Shiela Strauss, associate professor of nursing and co-director of the Statistics and Data Management Core for NYU’s Colleges of Nursing and Dentistry, along with a team of NYU researchers, reveals differing perceptions among adult populations at-risk for diabetes that may offer new approaches to diabetes education and prevention. “We found…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Sunday: Moss Beach

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:01 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday: Architectural Photography Field Trips

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    The de Young Museum St. Brigid Cathedral The Masonic Auditorium Fort Point
  • Kombu, Hidden in Plain Sight

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Situated right in the heart of downtown on Market Street, you’d think Kombu would have snagged a prime location, and for all intents and purposes it couldn’t be in a better place. Stumbling distance from both the Powell and Montgomery BART stations, you’d be crazy to walk by without grabbing a seat… Except that if you’ve been in downtown San Francisco recently, there’s a strong chance that you already have, and multiple times at that, because it’s nearly impossible to find. There might be a menu stand out front if you’re lucky, but there’s…
  • Spring Produce Spotlight: Green Almonds

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Standing tall and pert in rows a dozen deep, forests of asparagus cover the tables at farmers markets as far as the eye can see. Classic harbingers of spring, their appearance signals a definitive end to winter, as though the slender green stalks had slain the seasonal demon themselves. Deep green, royal purple, ghostly white; all colors were represented on this early April day, each bundling growing more enticing, glowing more vibrantly in the rising morning sun than the last. With a heavy bag straining under the weight of this spring plunder, it would be easy to call it a day, feeling quite…
  • Eat the Weeds

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    While tech geniuses and high-powered CEOs across the city shell out $9.99 per pound for limp romaine and iceberg, a veritable open bar of salad greens sits mere blocks away, completely free for the taking. I’m talking about the wild foods growing in just about every corner of San Francisco, although most people would regard them as merely weeds or even invasive pests. Foraging may sound like an implausible venture in the middle of San Francisco, and yet right there on just the outskirts of Golden Gate Park, scores of not only edible but wholly delicious plants are thriving, hidden in…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 7 Healthy Snacks Proved to Boost Your Energy

    Amanda Nagy
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    Have you ever hit 2:30pm at work and found yourself reaching for you wallet to grab cash and hit the vending machine? You’re not... The post 7 Healthy Snacks Proved to Boost Your Energy appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • David Lost 125 Pounds and Changed Everything About His Life

    Anytime Fitness
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    David had lived a big life. He was sick of living the big life and decided on change! He lost 125 pounds and gained a lifetime of opportunity. The post David Lost 125 Pounds and Changed Everything About His Life appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Workout Wednesday: Hustle Full Body Circuit

    Luke Andrus
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Let's HUSTLE! This full body circuit targets your major muscle groups in under an hour! The post Workout Wednesday: Hustle Full Body Circuit appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Do You Have What it Takes to be a Warrior?

    Anytime Fitness
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    By the end of the Warrior Dash race you will be yelling “THIS IS SPARTA!” The post Do You Have What it Takes to be a Warrior? appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Healthy Spring Recipe: Greek Veggie Pasta Salad

    Cassie Johnston
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Whole grains, fresh veggies, and a protein-packed secret ingredient make this pasta salad a healthy lunch option The post Healthy Spring Recipe: Greek Veggie Pasta Salad appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Focused on Health

  • Sugar and cancer: What's the link?

    Focused on Health Blogger
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    by Danielle UnderferthConcerned about sugar? You’re not alone.Many popular diets target this simple carbohydrate as a dietary villain. The volume of information on sugar and health can be overwhelming and sometimes misleading.“Carbohydrates, which break down into glucose, are the primary fuel source for your body. You require a normal level of glucose in your bloodstream to maintain body function,” says Clare McKindley, clinical dietitian at MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center.You get sugar naturally in foods like fruits, vegetables and dairy products, which are packed with…
  • Exercise: Interval training to build a lean body

    Focused on Health Blogger
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    by Brittany CordeiroAre you ready to add some oomph to your exercise routine? High intensity interval training can help you break out of your exercise comfort zone, build a lean body and improve your aerobic fitness quickly.It’s important that you’re up for the challenge, however. High intensity interval training isn’t for the faint of heart.“During intervals, you push your body to its limit. So, you run as fast or bike as hard as you can for a set amount of time, like one minute. Then, you recover for one minute. And do it again,” says Carol Harrison, a senior exercise physiologist…
  • Keep your home safe to lower your cancer risk

    Focused on Health Blogger
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    by Markham HeidYour home should be a safe place. But when it comes to your cancer risk, potentially harmful toxins may be posing a danger to you and your family.“There are several concerning things that people need to be aware of in the home,” says Lewis E. Foxhall, M.D., vice president of Health Policy at MD Anderson. “That’s especially the case for young children and pregnant women.”Some of the potential toxins in your home are familiar. Others may surprise you. And the research linking many of these toxins to cancer is inconclusive or ongoing, Foxhall says. “But it’s better…
  • Recipe: Brussels sprouts and apples

    Focused on Health Blogger
    5 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    by Brittany CordeiroLooking for a healthy side dish? Mix Brussels sprouts with apples, and you’ll get a tasty dish loaded with cancer-fighting vitamins and nutrients.Ingredients1/2 cup diced apple8 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quarted2 tablespoons apple cider2 teaspoons olive oil1 teaspoon thyme1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon black pepperDirections1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.2. Combine apple and Brussels sprouts in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Add apple cide, olive oil, thyme, salt and black pepper; toss well. Bake for 25 minutes or until sprouts are tender.Yield: 3/4 cupServing…
  • Hours of sitting: What’s your cancer risk?

    Focused on Health Blogger
    5 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    by Brittany CordeiroYou spend the day sitting behind a desk. You commute home to relax, sit and watch TV, read a book or play computer games. Like most Americans, you’ll spend more than 8 hours of your day sitting. And sitting for several hours a day puts your health at risk – even if you exercise regularly."Extended sitting raises your risk for colorectal, ovarian and endometrial cancers, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma," says Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at MD Anderson.  It also increases your risk for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular…
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Dear Facebook: Please Stop Censoring Real Health Issues

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    Social media is nothing short of a miracle in my life for many reasons. Protecting important freedoms regarding it is important. 10 years ago I never would have believed I’d feel passionately about freedom of speech in social media. My cancer diagnosis and what I call my “emotional train wreck year” changed all that. Right now there is an urgent need to make some noise and get the attention of Facebook. I need your help to do that. The situation is that the Facebook robotic surveillance system needs to be updated so that members of the BRCA cancer community can continue to…
  • 3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet Now (For Your Skin)

    Tammy Cario
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Do you get hung up on the term ‘diet’? Does it cause you to cringe? Here’s a secret about dieting that rarely gets mentioned – No one diet is right for everyone. That’s it. That’s the big secret. When you find the dietary change that works for you, it’s not actually a diet in that hair-raising sense.  Instead, it’s a lifestyle. This even feels a lot better, doesn’t it? It’s all about switching the word and mentality. There is no one-size-fits-all methodology that’s perfect for everyone.  When someone suggests that there is,…
  • 5 Reasons to Use Witch Hazel in Your Skin Care Regime

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
      You should consider adding Hamamelis virginiana, better known as witch hazel, to your skin care routine.  Witch hazel has a number of proven benefits for your skin. There are also several more benefits that have been observed throughout history, but have not been subjected to rigorous scientific study. Many homes contain a bottle of witch hazel in the bathroom cupboard along with all the medicines and first aid kit – and for good reason. Witch hazel is helpful and handy to have around. What can witch hazel potentially do for your skin? The answer to that question is…
  • Diabetic Neuropathy: How Diabetes Can Affect Your Skin

    Angela
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
        Your skin can be like the “tip of the iceberg” for your internal health. Your skin as an organ is huge, important, and far from trivial to your wellbeing. A health challenge such as diabetes will often show through on your skin. Also, having diabetes puts your skin at risk for some unique problems. Part of good diabetes medical care is learning from your doctors and nurses how to take special care of your skin to help you avoid diabetic skin problems. Your diabetes management involves careful monitoring of your diet and the timing of your medications. Because…
  • World Health Day: Skin Care from around the World

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
      Today is World Health Day. Did you know that some of our best skin care routines in modern times come from ancient traditions, observations, and lessons learned from cultures across the globe? It’s nice to give thanks to our global skin care “roots” – the sharing of information and the evolutionary process that form the building blocks for some of the best skin care routines that we still use today.   Here is a sampling of skin care wisdom from across the globe: Polynesians have long known that coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer. It’s also a natural…
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    (((OrthoStreams))) orthopedic industry news and comprehensive lists

  • FDA shuts down sale of Stanmore Knee Implants in the US

    T
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    STANMORE KNEE IMPLANTS BANNED IN U.S. (Orthopedics This Week) Read the Warning Letter, click here. Extendable femoral and total knee replacement devices made by UK’s Stanmore Implants Worldwide Ltd have been refused entry into the U.S. by the FDA. “Entry Refused” The FDA is throwing the quality system rulebook at Stanmore and notified the company back […]
  • Wright cleans up ConforMIS Knee and Ankle patent suit

    T
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
        WRIGHT MEDICAL CLEANS UP CONFORMIS KNEE AND ANKLE PATENT SUIT (Orthopedics This Week) see also…  Patent dispute is resolved with a new license agreement between ConforMIS, Wright and MicroPort In September 2013, ConforMIS, Inc. filed a patent infringement suit against Wright Medical Group, Inc. In January 2014, Wright Medical sold the patents at issue […]
  • St. Jude Medical to acquire Spinal Modulation for $215M

    T
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    St. Jude Medical Announces Intent to Acquire Spinal Modulation, Inc. (MarketWatch) All stories about Spinal Modulation Mergers and Acquisitions in Orthopedics St. Jude Medical to add DRG stimulation technology to its chronic pain portfolio, expanding the company’s range of treatment options for the management of chronic pain ST. PAUL, Minn., Apr 20, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — […]
  • Study: Excessive mobile technology use is damaging the cervical spine

    T
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Excessive mobile technology use is damaging the cervical spine  (Spinal News International) Our addiction to gadgets is putting undue stresses on the cervical spine, writes Kenneth K Hansraj, New York, USA. He wrote for Spinal News International following the publication of his study, “Assessment of stresses in the cervical spine caused by posture and position of […]
  • Large-diameter ceramic bearings offer positive results for THA despite tendency to squeak

    T
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Large-diameter ceramic bearings offer positive results for THA despite tendency to squeak (Healio) Although the use of large-diameter ceramic bearings for total hip arthroplasty produced squeaking in certain cases, early postoperative results were encouraging, according to study researchers. The researchers reviewed data from 178 patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty in 189 hips, with an average […]
 
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    Heart Sisters

  • Slow-onset heart attack: the trickster that fools us

    Carolyn Thomas
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    With milder 'slow-onset' heart attack symptoms, people can wait dangerously longer than they should before seeking emergency help (believing their symptoms to be "nothing serious") while those with more dramatically severe 'fast-onset' symptoms tend to seek medical help faster because their symptoms convince them that "this IS serious!" But here's why both types of symptoms need immediate attention . . .
  • My guest column in Stanford School of Medicine’s ‘Scope’

    Carolyn Thomas
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Here's how it came to pass that Stanford University School of Medicine decided to include the "the voices of actual, unvarnished patients" into a publication normally devoted to coverage of scientific and medical developments around the world.
  • Living with heart disease – and your whole family

    Carolyn Thomas
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:11 am
    A sudden heart disease diagnosis involves more than just the patient. It can also affect spouses and other immediate family members - each one dealing with an endless volley of stressors while trying to figure out how to resume a semblance of normal day-to-day life. In fact, warns Dr. Wayne Sotile, "family reactions either help or hinder the heart patient's recovery."
  • The surprising reasons heart patients don’t go to cardiac rehab

    Carolyn Thomas
    5 Apr 2015 | 4:14 am
    Cardiologist Dr. Sharonne Hayes, founder of the Mayo Women's Heart Clinic, wrote recently: "If your doctor recommends cardiac rehabilitation, go. If you’re not referred, ask. And if you ask, but are told 'You don't need it' - find a new cardiologist!" But even when appropriately referred by their physicians, why aren't more heart patients attending and completing a life-saving cardiac rehab program?
  • Are you a heart attack waiting to happen?

    Carolyn Thomas
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:19 am
    In this Australian study of heart attack survivors, patients were surprisingly unaware of their personal cardiac risk factors. Even their own history of smoking, high blood pressure or being overweight/obese were poorly recognized as risk factors.
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  • A Rifton Pacer Testimonial

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    In the fall of 2014, after suffering from an attack of his cranial nerves, Jimmie Childress purchased the Rifton Pacer. He says it was the best purchase he ever made.
  • Advocacy as Art

    7 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Medicaid waiver programs can mean the difference between hope and despair. Beate Sass using her art to advocate for people with developmental disabilities by telling their stories.
  • Rifton TRAM and Safe Patient Handling

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    A recent study confirms, implementing SPH safe patient handling technology creates a safer work environment while enhancing the patient’s functional skills.
  • A Quiet Giant Among Us

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

    12 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    The success story of a young TBI patient who can now actively participate in daily activities with the help of the Rifton TRAM.
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • SMCI Comment on the Institute of Medicine Report—Part 3 of 5

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM) By Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, SMCI Scientific Director This is the third of our five-part blog series to break down the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report titled, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness.” As covered in the second blog post of this series, the IOM committee proposed specific criteria that focused on the central symptoms to make a diagnosis of ME/CFS. This blog focuses on the second of the IOM-recommended diagnostic criteria and what we know to be the cardinal symptom of ME/CFS: post-exertional malaise…
  • SMCI Comment on the Institute of Medicine Report—Part 2 of 5

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Defiant Fatigue By Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, SMCI Scientific Director  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a committee with expertise and experience in ME/CFS as well as other relevant medical and research domain experts. The committee was specifically charged with: 1) conducting a study to identify the evidence for various clinical diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS using a process with input from stakeholders, including practicing clinicians and patients; and 2) developing evidence-based clinical diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS for use by clinicians, using…
  • Suzanne D. Vernon Steps Down from Scientific Director Post

    Jeryldine Saville
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Eight years after joining the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI), Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD, will be stepping down as Scientific Director in late June. She will continue with the organization in a consultancy role. SMCI has begun an international search for a Research Director. As the organization’s first Scientific Director, Vernon played a key role in transforming SMCI into a patient-centered research organization—one that translates donor-funded research into tangible results and progress. Shortly after joining SMCI in 2007, Vernon tapped into her professional network to spark interest in…
  • Solve ME/CFS Initiative Hosts IOM Briefing in D.C.

    Jeryldine Saville
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:51 pm
    On March 25, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative hosted a briefing in Washington, D.C., on the Institute of Medicine’s report on myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The briefing gathered congressional representatives, reporters, government officials and researchers in the ninth-floor rotunda at 101 Constitution Ave. More than 300 also viewed the event through a live webcast, which can be viewed on the Solve ME/CFS YouTube channel. Mary Sue Perpich, daughter of the late Gov. Rudy Perpich, helped to organize the event. Speakers included: Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, chair of the IOM…
  • SMCI Comment on the Institute of Medicine Report – Part 1 of 5

    Suzanne Vernon
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Redefining an Illness By Suzanne D Vernon, Ph. D, SMCI Scientific Director   On February 10, 2015 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued the long awaited report on diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) titled, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness”.  This 304-page landmark report is remarkably thoughtful, highly informative and an accessible evidence-based document that succeeded in providing medical providers a much-needed framework for diagnosing ME/CFS (SEID). In the weeks ahead, I will…
 
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    Health Blog

  • 5 Delicious Ways to Boost the Protein in Your Smoothie

    Health Blog
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    Whether you’re making breakfast, a post workout snack or a chilly beverage for a day by the pool, smoothies are a great option. That’s because they do more than just taste good; when packed with whole, healthy ingredients, they provide your body with a flood of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s easy to make...
  • Obese Teenagers Benefit From Vitamin D Supplements

    Health Blog
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Vitamin D deficiency is usual in Americans, and particularly in overweight and obese teenagers, as reported by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers have discovered that giving obese teenagers a high daily dosage of vitamin D supplements (vitamin D3) is safe and also effective in boosting their vitamin D status. Obese teenagers have a...
  • Training More Effective Than Anti Inflammatories for Tennis Elbow

    Health Blog
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Lateral epicondylalgia, commonly referred to as “tennis elbow”, is a prevalent muscular disease. It results from overloading the muscle attachment around the outer surface of the elbow, resulting in pain and tenderness. Ergonomic advice and training are better than cortisone injections and anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of tennis elbow, and present less side...
  • Wine Infographic

    Health Blog
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:46 am
    A compound present in red wine, and in lesser amounts in grapes as well as other fruit, and also similar to the structure of resveratrol, has the ability to inhibit cellular processes which enable the development of fat cells, creating a potential way of controlling obesity. The compound called piceatannol prevents the ability of...
  • Decoding Nutrition Infographic

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

  • Caring For Cancer Patients Can be a Challenging Task

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Cancer is a group of over 100 different diseases that can affect almost any part of the body. It occurs when normal cells start dividing rapidly to produce an undifferentiated mass of the cell. The mass of cell formed as a result of this uncontrolled division is called a tumour. Tumours can be malignant or benign. Malignant tumours are cancerous, i.e. they can spread to different areas of the body, but benign tumours cannot. Cancer doesn’t just affect a person physically. It has an impact on mental health too, and patients are known to experience mixed emotions ranging from negative to…
  • What is Cancer , Symptoms and Its Types ?

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:36 am
    Over 100 types of cancer attack the human system Cancer is a general name used to describe a group of diseases where there is an out-of-control growth of abnormal cells. As these abnormal cells are potent enough to spread to different parts of the body, cancer is also known as malignant tumour. All tumours are not cancerous; benign tumours can’t spread in the body and hence they are harmless. When a malignant tumour spreads to other vital organs, the abnormal mass of cells starts killing the surrounding normal cells A Dividing Cancer Cell According to World Health Organization (WHO), cancer…
  • The Best Diet Plan for Milk Allergies!

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Allergies are exaggerated responses of the immune system to dust, animal fur, food or other particulate matter present in the atmosphere. Substances that cause reaction are called allergens. Allergies mean that people with are often sensitive to more than one thing. Red eyes, itchiness, runny nose, hives, or an asthma attack are some of the common symptoms of allergies. Allergies play a vital role in conditions like asthma and in some people severe conditions of allergies to environmental or dietary allergens or to some medications may result in life-threatening reactions called anaphylaxis.
  • How can you Prevent Food Poisoning?

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Food posioning is something extremely unpleasant, even for a healthy person. Generally, foods which are imported from many foreign countries, fast food joints and other cafe outlets are probable causes of an upset stomach. Many Americans are becoming concerned about the safety of food supply from spinach, green onions to peanut butter which is making them sick. Food poisoning is one of the common diseases, yet distressing at times and sometimes it turns out to be the most life threatening problem for millions of people living in the United States. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, lethargic…
  • How to Get Glowing Skin Naturally?

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Winter or summer season, we all wish to look good and have beautiful, flawless skin. Without prompt care, dry skin can lead to cracks, redness, leading to blots and scars. Also, harsh winter wind makes the problem even worse. Whereas, the heat from indoor sources like heater or other equipment robs the skin’s natural moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers. You have to make necessary adjustments to achieve the flawless and glowing look you desire, from your face all the way down to your toes. Tips for healthy and glowing skin during winter skin: It’s wintertime and our…
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    Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

  • Grief, Keynotes + 6 Experiences To Cherish While Getting Over A Cold

    Kat Fulton
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:25 pm
    TIME-SENSITIVE SHOUT-OUT: We have 100+ registrants joining us for a LIVE webinar on self-care for music therapists Monday, April 20 at 4PM Pacific / 7PM Eastern. Don’t miss out – Join us! I had a WONDERFUL time with the Great Lakes Music Therapists in Minneapolis! What an awesome region, full of good energy, full of […]
  • Challenges in Taking Time Off

    Kat Fulton
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:52 pm
    I recently hired Dawn, our Project Coordinator. She’s the glue that sticks us all together. She has 18 years experience helping business owners chill out, basically =) This was my message after sending a flurry of email double-checks this morning: I took July ’14 off, because I got married =) The plan has been to […]
  • Music Therapists, What’s your next business cadence?

    Kat Fulton
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    I’m always thinking ahead. I mentioned in my last blog post that ACTIVATOR is one of my strengths. Another strength I have is FUTURISTIC. Here’s how I plan: I look 10 years ahead and answer these questions: How do I want to spend my days throughout the year? What kind of business activities do I […]
  • The shortest path between A and B

    Kat Fulton
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    We close shop on MONDAY! Don’t miss your chance to join us for the 90 Day Activator =) In life, it all comes down to connecting our day-to-day tasks (Point A) to our higher purpose (Point B) right? How can we turn… >> Washing dishes into a meditation, the practice of being present? >> The […]
  • The 10% Rule + A Great Echo CHANT

    Kat Fulton
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    In the webinar last week when I demonstrated my free rate-setting calculator, a participant shared that a contract of 24 years was going to be discontinued. The contract offered this participant 30 hours of work per week. Although I didn’t have time to address the challenge in the webinar, I want to address it here. […]
 
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    LITFL

  • 100 Years from ANZAC Cove

    Sean Rothwell
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Today, ANZAC Day, represents the 100 year anniversary of the entry of Australia and New Zealand into the battle of the Great War.  In many ways, it defined our nationhood and marked the time in history where our two nations stood on their own but also side by side. There were many lessons learnt over the next 3 years, not least of which were in the medical management of such a large scale conflict. Colonel Arthur Graham Butler was the first medical officer to land at Gallipoli and was later placed in charge of the Third Field Ambulance.  Most importantly, after the war he wrote…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 080

    Anand Swaminathan
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Welcome to the 80th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 7 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about…
  • EMA Journal April 2015

    Mike Cadogan
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Issue 2 (Vol. 28) of EMA Journal for 2015 was published online on 25th March. Editorial overview by Andrew Gosbell & Geoff Hughes ED Models of Care  (Abstract) A range of models of care (MOCs) have been implemented in order to improve the key ED functions of patient evaluation, treatment and/or discharge/admission. This systematic review, from Wylie et al, examined ED MOCs in terms of quality/effectiveness of care and cost, with reference to the 3 phases of emergency care: input, throughput and output. There is an absence of cost benefit analysis for MOCs to reduce ED inputs. In…
  • JellyBean 018 with Paul Young

    Doug Lynch
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:27 pm
    So SMACC is nearly upon us. I wouldn’t like to be organising it. Paul Young is going and he is hilarious. And very smart. And a research rising star. I certainly have all his mind maps via LITFL. He knows how to put a meeting together having recently been the Medical Convener of the ASM of the worlds first College of Intensive Care Medicine. (He is, however, rather humble about how hard it was to dream it all up.)And he controls the weather. Is there anything he cannot do? Well, he couldn’t comment when he was asked comment on the goings on at the notorious Boogie Wonderland Night Club…
  • LITFL Review 178

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Welcome to the 178th 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 This week, the EMCrit podcast features part 2 of “Who Needs an Acute PCI” with Dr Steve Smith. This, along with part 1, is a must listen for all providers. [MG]   The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine Does…
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    DiscussHealth

  • Feels Like Cut In Tongue Pain – What Causes Cut Pain In Tongue

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

    HealthyDis
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:39 pm
    A person who recently had an injury that involved a fall or a sudden impact on the legs may suffer herniated disc symptoms. Usually, this may happen to males who are 35 years old and above. However, even teens and females could also have herniated disc symptoms without knowing it. Symptoms of Herniated Disc or […]
  • Scary Cloudy Vision With Blurry Eyesight

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:04 am
    Most people suffer from poor eyesight as they age. However, there are some instances when vision problems arise due to a certain disease, injury or other health factors. A cloud vision may not be a common eye problem but it should be diagnosed before it causes vision troubles. What Causes Cloud Vision With Blurry Eyesight? […]
  • Burning Feet And Painful Toes – Causes of Painful Feet Joints With Warm Feeling

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    There are only a limited number of reasons why you will experience burning toes and feet. Usually, it may also include pain in the toes and feet joints and could lead to difficulty in walking. In most cases, the probable cause would be gout arthritis. What Causes Painful Feet and Burning Sensation in Toes? The […]
  • Causes of Numb Throat Sensation – Pain When Swallowing In Throat

    HealthyDis
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:39 am
    It is possible to experience a sensation of numbness in the throat area. Usually, people report that their throat has burning sensation when swallowing even water. However, some people may also get that numb throat feeling when swallowing. What Causes Numb Throat With Pain? If you have pain when swallowing, it is possible that your […]
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    Counselling Connection

  • A dilemma involving sex reassignment surgery

    Editor
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Mark, 36 years of age, is directed to counselling by his doctor after Mark decides he wants to transition from male to female, undergo sex reassignment surgery, and change his name to Sonia. Mark reports he has suffered for a long time trying to live as a man when he in fact feels like a woman. Mark is currently experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety, stress and anger about the way he has been treated by his family and certain friends because of his gender identity. He has started drinking alcohol on daily basis as a way to numb his emotions and fall asleep at night. What important…
  • How to boost your creativity

    Editor
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Your wellbeing can benefit from being more creative. How many different ways can you use a brick? What would happen if dogs could talk? What will our homes and workplaces look like 100 years from now? When you read the questions above, what is your reaction? Do you shrug and start to click away from this page? Get irritated? Or possibly, get curious and start to imagine some possibilities? Your response might give you a clue to how you are presently engaging with your innate creativity and that, we are told, could have a lot to do with your levels of wellbeing. Creativity: What is it and…
  • Essential steps to a new you

    Editor
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Not feeling like you’re living it up to your full potential? Below are some essential tips to get out of your rut and towards renewal. Cycles of life Northern hemisphere plants burst forth with new green shoots while south of the equator we prepare for winter’s dying-off as trees drop leaves and animals hibernate. Both seasons are part of the infinite cycle of birth, growth, and death through which all things on earth pass. Human beings, too, participate in cycles, undergoing a continual process of replacing most cell-types in our bodies. Yet while most of nature – including our…
  • Practicing unconditional self-acceptance and compassion

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

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

  • Quick and Healthy Meals for Busy Caregivers

    Dorsa
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Care-giving is perhaps one of the most difficult and often thankless jobs. Parents, nurses, and all types of caregivers often have some of the busiest schedules. Creating healthy meals for both yourself and your charges is not always easy, especially when you find yourself pressed for time. Luckily, there are plenty of easy, quick, and healthy meals that caregivers can fall back on as a solution to this common problem. Breakfast Everyone has heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is true for children, patients, and caregivers alike. Having some easy to prepare…
  • Best Cooking Oils for Diabetics

    Dorsa
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cooking without oil is certainly a difficult task, especially when you are first starting a new diet and lifestyle. Not all oils are created equal, however, and many are considered much healthier than others. These oils, when used in moderation, can actually help you increase your overall health by providing you with good nutrients and healthy fats. There are many things that should be considered when choosing the best cooking oil for your diabetic lifestyle. Some of these factors include the amount of fat in the oil, the type of fat that it is, and of course the taste. Knowing a little more…
  • 10 Ways to Make Oatmeal More Interesting

    Dorsa
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Oatmeal has so many known benefits, from heart health to weight management. Doctors everywhere recommend oatmeal as a hearty and healthy breakfast choice. Most people make a good effort to try to eat healthier, but sometimes foods like oatmeal can be a bit boring. Oatmeal, however, is an extremely versatile food that is so very easily dressed up, spiced up, and made a lot more interesting. Here are ten super simple ways to make oatmeal more interesting, so you can start enjoying your heart healthy diet and lifestyle. Spice It Up Cinnamon isn’t the only spice you can add to your…
  • Hearty Breakfasts with Heart Disease

    Dorsa
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    You have no doubt heard the popular saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Well, what you have heard is true. Breakfast is an especially important meal because it starts your whole day, fills your tummy, and stabilizes your blood sugar after a long night of not eating. Breakfast can also tend to be the most dangerous meal of the day for people with heart disease and other chronic illnesses. While many people know what healthy foods to eat during lunch and dinner, many people simply do not know what kind of Hearty Breakfasts with Heart Disease they can have.
  • High Blood Pressure Adjustments to Favorite Recipes

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

  • People with HIV can conceive naturally without infecting partner or child

    Jennifer Power, Research Fellow at Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University at La Trobe University
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:36 pm
    PrEP is a game-changer for couples where one person is HIV positive, allowing natural conception with minimal risk. Coffeemill/ShutterstockA new pill could enable people living with HIV to conceive children through sex without risking the health of their HIV-negative partner. HIV and pregnancy is not a topic we hear a lot about in Australia. But the incredible success of antiretroviral treatment (ART) means most Australians diagnosed with HIV assume a long and healthy life, along with the milestones of sex, relationships and family. In 2012-13, 108 children were born to HIV-positive mothers,…
  • Good mental health care in prisons must begin and end in the community

    James Ogloff, Professor of Forensic Behavioural Science, Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Entry to prison presents an opportunity to identify mental illnesses and provide treatment that will continue after release. nando viciano/ShutterstockPeople with mental illnesses are greatly overrepresented in our prisons. Prisoners are two to three times as likely as those in the community to have a mental illness and are ten to 15 times more likely to have a psychotic disorder. Our research suggests one in three people taken into police custody are likely to be receiving psychiatric treatment at the time. If you include those with a substance misuse disorder, the numbers increase even…
  • Explainer: how does Keytruda treat melanoma and why is it so costly?

    Ian Olver, Director, Sansom Institute for Health Research; Chair of Translational Cancer Research at University of South Australia
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Keytruda® targets a protein on the surface of immune cells that stopped them from attacking the melanoma cells. Australis Photography/ShutterstockKeytruda® (pembrolizumab) is the latest drug to be registered in Australia for the treatment of widespread melanoma. This is the third class of drugs that improves survival in widespread melanoma to be registered since July 2011. Prior to this no chemotherapy drug prolonged survival once melanoma had spread. The first of the new drugs, Tafinlar® (dabrafenib), targets an alteration in the BRAF gene, which signals the melanoma cells to divide more…
  • It's time we had that talk

    Alessandro R Demaio, Medical Doctor; Founder of kløver consulting; Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    There are very few things that keep me awake at night, these days. I manage to sleep even with the growing burden of obesity around us and the nonsensical insistence in our societal and political rhetoric that despite two-thirds of us being now affected in Australia (combined with overweightedness), it is still pushed as a problem born in individual laziness and ignorance. Blind to the broken system we inhabit. Or the fact that climate change is real (yes, I said it, it is real) and playing out around us - yet the one remaining, vocal, pseudo-scientist who bangs on against its validity gets…
  • Food additives and chronic disease risk: what role do emulsifiers play?

    Melinda Coughlan, Associate Professor; Head, Glycation, Nutrition &amp; Metabolism at Baker IDI Heart &amp; Diabetes Institute
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Research in mice shows emulsifiers damage the gastrointestinal barrier, allowing bugs to enter the body. nata-lunata/ShutterstockHave you ever wondered what those food additive numbers in the ingredients list on your food packaging meant and what they were really doing to your body? A recent study suggests emulsifiers – detergent-like food additives found in a variety of processed foods – have the potential to damage the intestinal barrier, leading to inflammation and increasing our risk of chronic disease. The research was done on mice, so it’s too early to say humans should stop…
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    Medchrome

  • Akinetopsia – Ghost Images

    Sulav Shrestha
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:04 am
    Similar to visualizing the world in snapshots – akinetopsia also known as motion blindness is a rare neuropsychiatric condition characterized by an impairment of motion perception and may apparently seem like a supernatural phenomenon. The ghost sightings and disappearances following alien... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Internet and Patient Awareness

    Dr. Sujit
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Internet is the richest source of information and the most vast as well in the existing world. There is almost no word or phrase that is not found in the Search. People have become well informed of their state of health and of course their disease. There are plenty of quality health websites with... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Assessment of Jaundice in Newborn : Tests

    Administrator
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    Assessment of Jaundice Methods 1. Assessment of Jaundice by Kremer’s grading- It is the visual assessment of icterus by blanching the skin over the parts of the body.  Neonatal Jaundice advances in Cephalocaudal direction and finally to palms and soals and is believed to be based on skin thickness... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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    Snack Girl

  • Top Ten Vegan Snacks

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    After posting about chicken this week, I am ready to talk about a zero meat approach.... continue reading
  • Fairlife Milk Is So Deceitful That I Can’t Stand It

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    A new player in the milk game has arrived announcing that it is “better milk”.... continue reading
  • Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    There seem to be a never-ending source of recipes that use “cooked chicken”.... continue reading
  • Is the Term “Diet” in Diet Soda a Lie?

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    When Pepsi and Coca-Cola named their drinks “Diet Pepsi” and “Diet Coke”, they thought that the zero calorie versions of their popular drinks would help people lose weight. continue reading
  • Stop Buying Salad Dressing

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    It is time to talk about a very dull subject, salad. Ho hum.... continue reading
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    HealthFitPlan.com

  • Why Cancer Is Such A Strong Word For Some People

    HealthyGirl
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Some types of cancer are just able to bust through the toughest defenses. Read the following tips and find out how you can deal with cancer. Detecting cancer early is important in being able to treat it successfully. Have appointments regularly for tests and screenings to detect cancer prior to symptoms showing. You should perform a self examination of breasts or testes once monthly, to detect any changes. Immediately stop smoking if your doctor tells you that you have cancer. Some cancer patients mistakenly reason that there is no point in quitting since they’re already sick. Smoking…
  • What Homeopathic Doctors In Erie PA Can Tell You About Cholesterol

    Alta Alexander
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    The public is often exposed to advertising material about weight or obesity. The latter is seen as a national health problem, with more than 50% of the population either weighing too much or clinically obese. A strongly related condition is high cholesterol, a name which some may already be acquainted with. Understanding how it happens is possible by speaking to homeopathic doctors in Erie PA. Cholesterol is chemically associated with fat (or lipids) in the diet. It is traditionally classified as being either \”good\” or \”bad\” cholesterol. It is typically found in…
  • Info On Best Multi Strain Probiotic Supplements

    Alta Alexander
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    A lot of people want to be as healthy as possible. To achieve this type of wellness, they may incorporate a number of things and practices. Probiotics are live yeasts and bacteria good for health, especially that of the gut. The digestive system plays an important role in well-being, which is why many are seeking to find the best multi strain probiotic supplements available. Bacteria is a word that is not associated with good. In fact, many people think of disease and other health problems when they hear the word. The human body is comprised of a lot of bacteria, both bad and good. The…
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Gingivitis: Cause and Cure

    Rey Sescum
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com By Rey Sescum. Gingivitis is one of the most common dental diseases that people worldwide deal with.  It results from not taking proper care of your teeth and gums over an extended period of time.  The disease is a result of plaque build up on teeth and is commonly accompanied by swollen, red gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing.  Although this is such a common disease, there are several ways to prevent and cure this affliction.  Gingivitis is one of the most common dental diseases that people worldwide deal with.  It results from not taking proper…
  • 3 Ex-Cops Smoke Weed, What Happened Next Was AWESOME

    BeWellBuzz
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:38 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com What happens when 3 ex-cops get together and smoke weed? Well, it’s pretty awesome and really funny. The team that put this together has also created another video with grandma’s smoking weed. It’s equally entertaining! Tell our leaders to legalize this medicine, stop the deep hypocrisy, and use this beautiful plant as nature intended… … to heal … to be used to create goods … to disrupt greed Author informationBeWellBuzzLarry & Oksana Ostrovsky, founders of BeWellBuzz, are Life Upgrade Coaches committed to helping you…
  • 5 Powerful Health Enhancing and Life Extending Superfoods

    BeWellBuzz
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:18 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Pretty bold statement, some can say. Can these 5 superfoods actually promote health and wellness that one could see and feel? The nutritional properties of each of these nutritional powerhouses could fill an entire book. Every single one of them has been shown to single-handedly deliver powerful healthy aging benefits—but when combined, they produce a spectacular, synergistic boost to your overall health and well-being… like adding rocket-fuel to your car’s gas tank! Superfood #1: Chlorella – The World’s Greatest Healthy Aging Food!
  • WEED 3: The Marijuana Revolution with Dr. Sanjay Gupta – A CNN Special Report

    BeWellBuzz
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, has issued his strongest statement on legal weed yet, calling for a full-scale “medical marijuana revolution.” “We should legalize medical marijuana,” he wrote in an op-ed published Thursday on CNN’s website. “We should do it nationally. And, we should do it now.” Gupta’s comments come ahead of “Weed 3,” the third installment of his documentary series that explores the plant’s medical effectiveness and evolving status in society. The episode…
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Quick Meal Tips !

    Jim Long
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    People use many excuses to give reason to why they are not eating healthy foods. One of the most common of these excuses is that they have no time to worry about choosing the best foods and cooking them for themselves and their families. These people usually grab fast food or take-out instead of healthier [...]
  • Helping Children Eat Healthy !

    Jim Long
    4 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    When you have children, one of the biggest challenges is making sure that your child eats all of the food that he or she needs to grow in a healthy way. Healthy eating is important from birth! If your child doe not get the right nutrients in his or her food, it is possible that [...]
  • How to Get Started with Pilates !

    Jim Long
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    One of the best parts about Pilates is that it is good for just about anyone no matter if you are someone that likes to sit around or if you are a health nut. In fact Pilates has gained a lot of attention these days and there are new classes available. You can find that many of [...]
  • Breathing & Meditation !

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

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

  • Mind Fitness: How I Find Peace and Balance Every Day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
  • The Bees in Decline

    Edel
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Since the late 1990s, beekeepers around the world have observed the mysterious and sudden disappearance of bees, and report unusually high rates of decline in bee colonies. Bees and other pollinating insects play an essential role in ecosystems. The old saying ‘busy as a bee’ stands true as Bees pollinate 71 of the 100 crops that provide approximately 90% of the world’s food. Wildflowers and crops depend on the hard work of our endearing bumblebees, but sadly many species are now under threat. The main reasons for global bees-decline are industrial agriculture, parasites/pathogens and…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
  • B Inspired

    Edel
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    This clip presented by Rebecca Hamilton at a Bcorp retreat, links two major influences on modern life, Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics & Charles Darwin, the Author of the theory of evolution. Both these people have played a major part in my questioning of life, how I live it and what part I play in others lives. Having studied economics & Darwinism at university I have never been comfortable with what I was taught and the validity of both men's work. Hopefully with more businesses joining Bcorp a change is coming and with it a better world. Guest Blogger: Karl…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
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    Walkingspree

  • National Walking Day! April 1, 2015

    WalkingSpree Team
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    National Walking Day – Benefits of Walking Infograph Go for your personal best this Wednesday – National Start! Walking Day The American Heart Association’s annual National Start! Walking Day – Wednesday, April 4 – is about fighting heart disease and stroke by becoming more active. Did you know that one hour of vigorous exercise increases your life expectancy by two hours? Did you know that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease? Now challenge yourself this week and go for your personal best. If you haven’t been hitting your step goal, resolve to do…
  • Walking helps you live longer

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

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

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

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

  • An Update On Deciding On Central Criteria Of Weight Loss Tips

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    For example, a regular healthy breakfast with smaller meals spread out through the day. When a teen craves something sweet or salty to munch on, they will have better choices at their fingertips. Maybe you can increase miles for your long runs. This is because it contains very less or minimal calories. If you want to see the results sooner you need to follow the exercise regime with total discipline. We’re going to walk the left palm in towards the center line. In fact, the Chinese and Japanese swear by it. Understand that the effect of a whole week of dieting can be wasted by just one…
  • Simple Suggestions For Mastering Effective Web Design

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Do you want to live free and make your own hours while making good money right at home? This is everyone’s dream yet few actually accomplish this, you can do this if you get into web design. The advice in this article written by nabil faysal can assist you towards becoming a great designer of websites. Check for broken links before publishing a page. The worst experience for a visitor is to have interest in learning more only to click the dreaded dead end link. Feel free to manually check them or use some programs to scan and report the broken links. Use a descriptive title. Many site…
  • Arkansas Insurance Providers

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    Understanding your insurance choices and choosing the right policy for you and you’re your family is not enough. There is also the need to find the right insurance provider. Arkansas insurance providers are several with each one of them claiming to offer the best services possible. In Arkansas, you may pick an independent provider or a direct provider that is also called captive provider. The following are some of the tips that may help you to select the best Arkansas insurance provider for your insurance needs. Finding the insurance providers Once you have sufficient knowledge and better…
  • Eric Holder S Dopy Firearm Smoke Non Sequitur

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    $12.50 per 1,000 this year and $50 per 1,000 in 2015. Large cigars will soon be taxed .50 (8x the present tax). Roll your own is $24.00 more per 1 pound of tobacco. ROLL YOUR OWN!! The tubes for roll your own cigarettes may also be taxed significantly.First thing is the e cigarette itself. What this does is turns the tobacco oil into the vapor which you smoke. It’s metal but normally looks just just like a cigarette and also light up like a cigarette. Another matter that you need with the ECIG kit is the cartridge. That Is critical as it is where the tobacco oil is and without it, there…
  • Some Simple Tips On Deciding On Details For Wifi Network

    admin
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    February 23, 2014 By jhonpatsVersion: Winhotspot WiFi Router 1.2.5ProsApp comes with lot of features. However there are a few missing things. According to Mike, this is often a hardware design issue that can’t be fixed with a software update. Except Android smart phones, umibuy.com also publishes a broad range of other excellent Windows smart phones with high cost performance. It makes sense for New York but I think it’s a good idea for Atlanta. Umibuy.com sincerely welcomes customers all over the world to online purchase or wholesale China netbook cheapest and greatest from here.
 
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

    Health Editor
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young children are more likely to suffer playground injuries when their parents are texting or talking on a cell phone, a new study shows. Even chatting with other caregivers ups the odds your kid will get hurt, the study found. Researchers from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York observed 50 parent/child pairs at seven playgrounds. The children were between 18 months and 5 years old. For 10 to 20 minutes, one researcher watched the parent while another researcher watched the child. Parents were distracted 74 percent of the…
  • Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

    Health Editor
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Whether it’s Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds. Researchers led by Dr. John Hutton of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center used MRIs to monitor the brains of 19 preschoolers, aged 3 to 5, as they listened to age-appropriate stories on headphones. The youngsters’ parents had provided information about their interactions with their children, including how often they read to them. While the study can’t…
  • Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

    Health Editor
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows. “Self-poisoning in adolescence is a strong predictor of suicide and premature death in the ensuing decade, and identifies a high-risk group for targeted prevention,” study co-leader Dr. Yaron Finkelstein said in an American Academy of Pediatrics news release. “Suicide risk is markedly increased for many years after the first hospital presentation, emphasizing the importance of sustained…
  • How My IUD Made My Skin the Best It’s Ever Been

    Carolyn Cakir
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Photo: Getty Images Last summer, my family and I attended the wedding of a close family friend. As the guests filed out onto the dance floor, my mother walked over to me while I was deep in conversation with some of the bride’s college-age cousins. The girls immediately turned red upon seeing an older adult approaching, and sensing their trepidation, I quickly changed the topic of conversation and excused myself and my mother. “What were they so embarrassed about?” my mom asked as we walked away. “Oh,” I said laughing, “We were all discussing IUDs, and I…
  • 7 New Sunscreen Formulas to Try

    Chelsea Burns, Associate Beauty Editor
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    As the sun ups its appearance, you should also up your sunscreen use. “Your winter routine won’t cut it now,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, dermatologist and director of cosmetic research at Mount Sinai Medical center in New York City. “As springtime begins, the strength of UV radiation increases, causing your skin to need even more protection.” Happily, sunscreen formulas have come a long way from the goopy lotions that left you with a ghost-like complexion. Find your new go-to block here, plus useful tips from Dr. Zeichner on how and when to use it. Wipes Best for: Protection on the…
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    Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified

  • The 10: My favorite articles this week

    drdavidgeier
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Check out this weekend’s reading list over your morning cup of coffee. Here are some great articles on treadmill desks, skin conditions among athletes, and creating content!
  • Discourage smokeless tobacco use among young baseball players

    drdavidgeier
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Parents, coaches, and team doctors should educate kids of the risks of smokeless tobacco use. If MLB and its players can agree on banning its use, it would set a good example that younger baseball players shouldn’t use it either.
  • Injuries in track and field and implications for medical coverage

    drdavidgeier
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    A recent study looked at injuries sustained over a three-year period at the Penn Relays. It provides data for both musculoskeletal and medical injuries in track and field for different sexes and age groups.
  • Sports medicine stats: Bicycle injuries

    drdavidgeier
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    A recent study sheds light on bicycle injuries and risk factors for serious injury. Here's a breakdown of helmet use and the risks of serious injury.
  • My 1000th post – Thank you!!

    drdavidgeier
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    To be fair, this isn't really my 1000th post. I past that milestone recently, but this is the first opportunity I have had to thank the people who inspired me to do it. Please watch my short video on it. I recorded it after flying all night the night before, so I was exhausted. Still, I mean every word in it.
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • 13 Ways to Protect the Health of Your Family

    MedFriendly
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Everyone wants their family and loved ones to stay healthy and lead a happy and healthy life, but it's not always easy to do so in the modern world. It's hard to know what is and isn't healthy and it's often harder still to stick to those things which are best for yours and your family's health.So here are 13 simple guidelines to follow to ensure your family is healthy and to make sure you spend more time having fun and less time at the doctor's.Get out of the houseSedentary lifestyles increase the risk of diabetes and other health problems and on average increase time spent in hospital. So…
  • How Compression Clothing Actually Helps

    MedFriendly
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Compression clothing refers to skin-tight articles of clothing such as socks, tops, tights, stockings and shorts specifically made to enhance one's physical well-being by increasing the flow and blood in the compressed area and enhancing oxygen delivery. Although it may seem like compression clothing is a new invention, it actually has been around for centuries.In fact, the wearing of such clothing is often called compression therapy - the inclusion of compression therapy is often praised and recommended in both western medicine and in the world of alternative health. There are many…
  • Implementing Electronic Health Records (EHRs) at Healthcare Organizations: An Infographic

    MedFriendly
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    As you complete your Master in Health Administration and start your career, you will undoubtedly encounter new technologies that are continually being integrated into the health care system. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) constitute an important technology, as widespread implementation has proved challenging. See what goes into this implementation at Healthcare Organizations in the infographic below (click to enlarge): 
  • Treatment Options For Substance Abuse In College & University Students

    MedFriendly
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Substance abuse is one of the fastest growing drug intake problems in the US. While the condition is often linked to adults, stats about substance abuse and students are alarming. According to (1) the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, abuse of prescription drugs is second to abuse of marijuana among adults in the age range 18-25. DrugWatch further reports (2) that college students today are abusing more drugs than was the number in early the 90s. The source also cites a Columbia University study, stating that almost 50 percent of full-time students abuse prescription drugs or develop…
  • Beyond 40: Common Skin Problems & Treatment Options

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

  • A Moment Of Inspiration That I Wanted to Share With You!

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Dearest Beauty, I want to start off by saying how grateful I am for you, and how much I value our growing, supportive community that we are in together. It is inspiring and thrilling for me to see your Glowing Green Smoothie challenge pics, hear how you are relating to a blog or piece of writing and see first-hand how supportive the group is in communicating with each other. Over the years, our relationship has continued to develop, and I love the natural progression and elegance of these shifts over time. When I started blogging, I didn’t have an Instagram account, for instance. I would…
  • Want to Have More Energy Than Ever? Check out What Ciara is doing!

    Kimberly Snyder
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Hey Everyone! #FeatureFriday is back! I know it has been a few weeks since I have been able to share a wonderful Beauty Detox Transformation story, so I am really excited for today! I wanted to share Ciara’s experience with you to not only help inspire you on your own path but also to remind you, that you are never alone! We have a growing online community that is very active where you can share your journey, ask questions and get tons of support! Request an invitation to our private members only Beauty Detox Community on Facebook today! Meet Ciara… How long have you been…
  • Are You A Winner? The Ultimate Beauty Detox Power Sweepstakes Winners Are Revealed!

    Kimberly Snyder
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hey Everyone! Today is super exciting because we finally get to announce the winners of The Ultimate Beauty Detox Sweepstakes! I know you all have been waiting so patiently and the time to reveal the winners is HERE. I wanted to thank everyone who took part in the sweepstakes again, you are truly amazing and I hope you enjoying your copy of The Beauty Detox Power, which already hit the New York Times bestseller list! I want to thank everyone so much for your love and support during the launch of The Beauty Detox Power! It’s been such an exciting and amazing few weeks.   Congrats to…
  • Basic Tools And Techniques To Start A Meditation Practice (Video)

    Kimberly Snyder
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
     Transcription Today, I want to talk a little bit more about meditation which is a very important part of my life, and something I also talk about in The Beauty Detox Power. There’s a section in here about practical rituals for the morning and the evening, and I also talk about starting a whole meditation practice as well. The first thing I want to say is that as I come across different people and talk to all different types of people, I’m seeing a growing interest in meditation- which I think is amazing. This growing awareness is parallel to the rise and growing consciousness…
  • Ellen Degeneres, Drew Barrymore and I get cooking! (Video)

    Kimberly Snyder
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    The post Ellen Degeneres, Drew Barrymore and I get cooking! (Video) appeared first on Kimberly Snyder.
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • BMAA May Cause ALS

    Danica Collins
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Did You Know…that a neurotoxin found in seafood may be the cause of ALS? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a severely debilitating illness... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Trade in the Coffee for Guayusa

    Danica Collins
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    Your morning ritual is important, and odds are it includes some kind of warm (or cold) energizing beverage…coffee or tea perhaps? But why not take a cue from some indigenous [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Is Olive Oil Good for Your Heart?

    Danica Collins
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    This is a FACT. The Mediterranean diet has longed been hailed as the healthiest diet for the heart, and in no small part to its predilection for olives and olive [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Shiitake Mushrooms Boost Immunity

    Danica Collins
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Native to Asia, shiitake mushrooms are packed with vitamins and minerals and have been cultivated for thousands of years for culinary and medicinal purposes. The latest research published April... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • The Effects of Light Therapy on Brain Function

    Danica Collins
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    Did You Know…that light therapy may boost brain function for many brain conditions, including dementia? Today, brain-related diseases are among the most feared, whether they stem from dementia,... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Healthy Times Blog

  • Caring For Cancer Patients Can be a Challenging Task

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Cancer is a group of over 100 different diseases that can affect almost any part of the body. It occurs when normal cells start dividing rapidly to produce an undifferentiated mass of the cell. The mass of cell formed as a result of this uncontrolled division is called a tumour. Tumours can be malignant or benign. Malignant tumours are cancerous, i.e. they can spread to different areas of the body, but benign tumours cannot. Cancer doesn’t just affect a person physically. It has an impact on mental health too, and patients are known to experience mixed emotions ranging from negative to…
  • What is Cancer , Symptoms and Its Types ?

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:36 am
    Over 100 types of cancer attack the human system Cancer is a general name used to describe a group of diseases where there is an out-of-control growth of abnormal cells. As these abnormal cells are potent enough to spread to different parts of the body, cancer is also known as malignant tumour. All tumours are not cancerous; benign tumours can’t spread in the body and hence they are harmless. When a malignant tumour spreads to other vital organs, the abnormal mass of cells starts killing the surrounding normal cells A Dividing Cancer Cell According to World Health Organization (WHO), cancer…
  • The Best Diet Plan for Milk Allergies!

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Allergies are exaggerated responses of the immune system to dust, animal fur, food or other particulate matter present in the atmosphere. Substances that cause reaction are called allergens. Allergies mean that people with are often sensitive to more than one thing. Red eyes, itchiness, runny nose, hives, or an asthma attack are some of the common symptoms of allergies. Allergies play a vital role in conditions like asthma and in some people severe conditions of allergies to environmental or dietary allergens or to some medications may result in life-threatening reactions called anaphylaxis.
  • How can you Prevent Food Poisoning?

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Food posioning is something extremely unpleasant, even for a healthy person. Generally, foods which are imported from many foreign countries, fast food joints and other cafe outlets are probable causes of an upset stomach. Many Americans are becoming concerned about the safety of food supply from spinach, green onions to peanut butter which is making them sick. Food poisoning is one of the common diseases, yet distressing at times and sometimes it turns out to be the most life threatening problem for millions of people living in the United States. Nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, lethargic…
  • How to Get Glowing Skin Naturally?

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Winter or summer season, we all wish to look good and have beautiful, flawless skin. Without prompt care, dry skin can lead to cracks, redness, leading to blots and scars. Also, harsh winter wind makes the problem even worse. Whereas, the heat from indoor sources like heater or other equipment robs the skin’s natural moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers. You have to make necessary adjustments to achieve the flawless and glowing look you desire, from your face all the way down to your toes. Tips for healthy and glowing skin during winter skin: It’s wintertime and our…
 
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Lifestyle Drugs: Making Magic In the Midnight Hour

    Ammy
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:36 am
    Lifestyle drugs treat non–life-threatening & non-painful conditions such as impotence and erectile dysfunction. Most of us don’t pay enough attention to the factors that emotionally affect us. Acknowledging that we need the little blue pill isn’t a weakness but helps us improve quality of life, social and emotional wellbeing. InternationalDrugMart.com offers all our new and existing customers a FULL 10% OFF on ALL Lifestyle Drugs from midnight until 1. A.M (PST) through April 22nd. Research has confirmed what every male has long known -that Sildenafil, a PDE5 inhibitor, is the most…
  • Conquer Infertility with Clomiphene

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

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

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

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

  • They Call It A Come Back – Spring Training

    Troy Pesola
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    They call it a come-back and what I’m doing for spring training. Can you believe it? Nearly a full year has passed since the last article went out on Cube Dweller Fitness. A lot has changed, but I’m staging a come back. I’m putting plans back in place to get back into the grove of regular posts. Most likely they’ll be video based to help make the most of my time and give you the most help. This video talks about life balance and why I had to take nearly a full year off from writing. It also talks about how I used my Garmin FR60 for training with the KB Blast program.
  • Time to Get Depressed – Scapular Depression

    Dr. Grove Higgins
    13 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sadly a lot of pain and discomfort comes from not being depressed, that is scapular depression. Living and working in cubicles, at desks, staring at computers takes a toll on the body. To fix it we need to get depressed, and working on scapular depression. The image below kind-a says it all – ugh! Man Chain Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig The office and other work environments are not kind to posture at all. If you were able to be the guy in the middle of this evolutionary chain – you’d still probably need some postural work. A large part of that postural issue is…
  • Three Myths About Interval Training

    Troy Pesola
    6 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Don’t be fooled by these three myths about interval training. These misconceptions about interval training can prevent you from achieving results or worse, leave you injured. Myth 1: Interval training is Extreme Too often I hear people say that interval training requires working really hard, pushing yourself to extremes. Where’s It Come From Some forms of interval training produce the best results with extreme intensity. For example Tabata training is short, sweet, and brutally intense. The Tabata interval workout consists of four minutes of very high intensity work periods that…
  • Training Energy Systems

    Dr. Grove Higgins
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you really want to get down to it, training is about one thing – using a specific energy system. “What’s that” you say. Yes, when you are training, depending on the intensity and duration of the work you are doing, you are using a specific energy system. The result is what you’d expect from your training – development of strength, speed, stamina, weight loss, and muscle mass. However, if you learn to train these systems well, you can start expecting even better results from your time and effort training. The Systems To start with, we can divide energy systems into two basic…
  • From Pain to Performance, Escape to Moab Utah

    Troy Pesola
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Pain to performance sounds like an elusive dream, buy this innovative treatment took me from bedridden to hiking Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. Pain Doesn’t Just Appear Despite what you might have heard, pain rarely comes out of nowhere. Just like the married couple that ends up divorced. It seems that more often than not, half of the ex-couple had no idea. They felt like it came out of nowhere. Pain takes years. Small issues, small aspects of neglect, small oversights … they all have an impact. Just like a married couple after years of small issues can suffer great pain and…
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • 3 Age-Old Wound-Dressing Questions, Answered

    LAwordsmith
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Part 2 in my modern wound care series. See part 1, on the latest advice for cleaning a wound, here. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH How many cuts and scrapes have you gotten in your life? Probably quite a few. Yet, to this day, do you know whether it’s better to keep a wound covered or let it air out? Simple wound-care questions like that have left even doctors debating the answers. So earlier this year, an article in American Family Physician, the journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians, offered some answers. For the article, three researchers from Thomas Jefferson University looked…
  • The Latest on Advanced Wound Cleaning: Beyond the Paper Cut

    LAwordsmith
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you want to expand your survival-medicine knowledge beyond first aid but don’t know where to start, wound treatment is a great choice. Whether it’s during a disaster or just in your everyday life, you’ll eventually face a wound of some sort. You can learn a lot of advanced but easy-to-follow treatment details from my two affordable, interactive e-books, The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds and The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Burns. They cover gashes, bites, burns and more. I’ve also come across an excellent review regarding certain aspects of…
  • The Survival Doctor’s Latest Tips on Tourniquets

    LAwordsmith
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is the Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T) by North American Rescue ($28.99*). Note the stick you can use to wind the tourniquet tighter. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A tourniquet seems so simple. At its most basic, it’s just a strip of strong material. Its use seems simple too. You tighten it until the bleeding stops. Voilà. Life saved. But thanks to studies conducted over the last several years, the guidelines on tourniquets have become more sophisticated, causing emergency professionals to change how they use these lifesaving devices. Here’s the latest thinking, according to the…
  • How to Set a Broken Bone or Treat a Dislocated Joint

    LAwordsmith
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The X-ray owner, Tim Snell, says this injury didn’t hurt as much as you’d think. “I can’t claim that the process of ‘popping it back in’ didn’t hurt though,” he wrote on Flickr, where he shared the X-ray. “What i thought would be a 5 second ‘click’ ended up taking 3 professionals over 10 minutes of tugging, twisting and pulling to get the little bugger back in place. it’s a good job i was pumped full of laughing gas.” (“Snap My Fingers,” shared via CC BY-ND 2.0.) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Broken bones…
  • Can Cayenne Pepper Really Stop a Heart Attack?

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

  • African-Style Braised Kale And Tomatoes

    Michelle Blackwood
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Delicious African-style braised kale and tomatoes. I first made this dish after my friend from South Africa brought this dish to a potluck. It was gone in minutes and after talking to her I couldn’t believe the simplicity of the dish. This is my version of it and I get the same lovely reaction when I serve it. I remove the stems but its fine to keep them for added fiber. Also you may not have to add extra water because the tomatoes may have enough liquid for cooking kale. I like to keep my kale crunchy so sometimes I saute for about 5 minutes. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin…
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 333: Naturally curious chimeras

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ben Fensterheim, Megan Freeman, Bobak Parang, and Meredith Rogers Vincent returns to Vanderbilt University and meets up with Ben, Megan, Bobak, and Meredith to learn about life in the Medical Scientist Training Program. Links for this episode MTGR1 and intestinal secretory lineage allocation (Faseb J) Coronaviruses induce macropinocytosis (mBio) PD-1 and respiratory virus reinfection (J Immunol) Vanderbilt MSTP on Facebook Video of this episode: view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
  • TWiV 332: Vanderbilt virology

    12 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Seth Bordenstein, James Crowe, and Mark Denison Vincent visits Vanderbilt University and meets up with Seth, Jim, and Mark to talk about their work on a virus of Wolbachia, anti-viral antibodies, and coronaviruses. Links for this episode SARS-CoV error correction (PLoS Path) 19:00 Marburg virus neutralization by a human antibody (Cell one and two) 56:35 Phage WO, Wolbachia and Drosophila (Peer J) 1:02:00 Seth's blog Symbionticism 1:31:30 Seth on Twitter Video of this episode: view at YouTube Timestamps by Jennifer. Thank you! Send your…
  • TWiV 331: Why is this outbreak different from all other outbreaks?

    5 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV team discusses the possible association of the respiratory pathogen enterovirus D68 with neurological disease. This episode is sponsored by SciMed Solutions and ASM Education. Links for this episode Clusters of AFP associated with enterovirus D68 (Lancet) 31:35 Novel outbreak enterovirus D68 strain (Lancet Inf Dis) 53:00 Enterovirus D68 in Norway (Euro Surveill) 1:12:00 Unknown enemy (Nature) 1:10:40 Enterovirus D68 on TWiV 302 Letters read on TWiV 331 8:00, 1:23:50 Timestamps…
  • TWiV 330: A swinging gate

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVers explain how a protein platform assists the hepatitis C virus RNA polymerase to begin the task of making viral genomes. Links for this episode NYAS Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program Concerns about editing the human germline (Science, Nature) Engineering the perfect baby (MIT Tech Rev) RNA recognition by HCV polymerase (Science) Kickstarting an RNA polymerase (Science) A protein platform for priming (virology blog) Apoenzyme and holoenzyme (Wikibooks) Ebolavirus will not become…
  • TWiV 329: Pox in the balance

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

  • Is Red Wine Actually Healthy For You?

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

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

    Health on a Budget
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    by Dawn Dodge Here’s an all-too-common scenario: it’s a month or so after your perfect new baby is born, and you’ve spent exhausting hours overcoming several breastfeeding challenges because you want your son or daughter to have the best possible start in life…you’re starting to get the hang of it…only to be faced more and more often with a cranky, crying, or downright inconsolable infant. Sometimes, nothing works, and you just have to hold the love of your life while he cries. The worst part is, you have absolutely no idea why he is suffering. Maybe you even took him to…
  • Small Health Changes that You Won’t Notice but Your Body Will

    Health on a Budget
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    by Martina Mercer By the time we’re in the second month of a New Year we’re either rolling with the new, super healthy regime or we’re berating ourselves for not keeping up with the New Year’s resolutions. Health clubs up and down the country have tumbleweed blowing through them as the January wannabes, wannabe at home, while the regulars have taken a break to avoid the surge of unfit bodies. The weather doesn’t help either, let’s face it, January is the worst month of the year to choose drastic change that requires extraordinary self-motivation. Do you really want to run on icy…
  • Feverfew Prevents Migraine and Has Several Other Benefits

    Health on a Budget
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    by Benjamin Tong Feverfew (Tanaceum Parthenium) is also known as “wild chamomile” or “featherfew”. Other names include: pyrethrum, featheroil, bride’s buttons, and bachelor’s buttons to name a few. It is a plant that belongs to the family of sunflower and looks similar to a daisy. Feverfew Flowers in Nature The plant is native to Southeast Europe, although it can be found throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. Feverfew grows in a rich and well-drained soil with stiff and loamy character and blooms from July- October. It is often found in gardens and open spaces. Feverfew…
 
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  • How To Clean Your Nightguard

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
      Nighttime teeth grinding is a very common habit, but it can be quite destructive to your teeth. Nightguards are very beneficial to people who grind or clench their teeth. These custom-made oral appliances can help prevent teeth from getting chipped or worn down. But nightguards need a bit of special attention: Unless you clean the appliance properly, you may just be trading one dental problem for another.
  • Stars Who Have Straightened Their Teeth

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
      Movie stars, pop princesses and celebrities of all stripes are expected to look good all the time—whether they're walking the red carpet in the glare of the spotlights, or dodging paparazzi at a shadowy nightspot. When you look at their pictures, you might never guess that some of the biggest stars weren't born with perfect teeth. In fact, many have had cosmetic dental work—and some even opted to get orthodontic treatment in the midst of their careers. Here are a few of the best-known celebs who had their teeth straightened with different types of orthodontic appliances.
  • What Is The Best Dental Insurance For Individuals?

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
      If you have traditional dental insurance you almost certainly got it as part of a great benefits package, are a service member or family to a person in the military, or you’re a child whose coverage is possibly due to Obamacare.
  • Can Porcelain Veneers Fix Crooked Teeth?

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
      Do you have a few teeth that aren't quite as straight as you’d like them to be? Are your two front teeth too far apart?  If so, it’s possible that you may not need braces to fix these problems; some cosmetic issues of tooth alignment and spacing can be addressed beautifully with dental veneers.  
  • What Is Teledentistry?

    13 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
      It’s easy to figure out how telemedicine works – you don’t need to physically be in a doctor’s presence to get treatment for uncomplicated conditions like allergies or rashes. But teledentistry? That’s a harder concept to grasp – getting dental care is a very hands-on process.
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  • Symptoms Of Ruptured Esophagus: Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

    PUP
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    Esophagus is long hollow muscular tube connecting the mouth with stomach. It is a passage through which food and liquid enters into the stomach. Rupture of esophagus is nothing but a tear in the esophageal wall. Although uncommon, ruptured esophagus …
  • Causes Of Scratched Esophagus: Symptoms And Remedies To Heal It

    PUP
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    The esophagus is a hollow tube which connects mouth with the stomach. Food and fluids from mouth passes through esophagus into the stomach. Esophagus is relatively less prone to get injured. However, sometimes the lining of esophagus can be damaged …
  • Causes Of Painful Bump Inside Nose: Home Remedies To Treat It

    PUP
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am
    Bumps or boils frequently occur on face and other areas on skin. However, if it develops inside the nose, the condition is extremely painful. Moreover, you may not be able to clean the nostril due to swelling and pain in …
  • CMV Infection In Pregnancy: Symptoms, Diagnosis And Management

    PUP
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    CMV or cytomegalovirus is a virus belonging to family of herpes virus. This virus is responsible for congenital defects in new born. The virus is transmitted to the baby while in womb of an infected pregnant woman. At least 1 …
  • Stitches After Giving Birth: Healing Time And How To Take Care?

    PUP
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    For a woman, pregnancy is the most exciting and joyous moment in her life although giving birth may be exhausting. After labor she may feel physically sore, especially if she has stitches, either due to cesarean section or an episiotomy …
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  • Go Green or Go Home... We Did Both!

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Green Eggs and HomeI can be pretty hard on myself. I work long hours and I don’t spend a lot of time admiring the things I’ve accomplished. No matter how good things are, I always assume they could be better. It drives the people around me crazy, but… it’s totally worth it.If you’ve read Meet the Inventor, you know that launching Three Minute Egg ® was waaaay more involved than I ever could have predicted. Sustaining it is exponentially moreso. Fortunately it is also more rewarding. My two most challenging hurdles were: moving my manufacturing back to The United States; and…
  • Using Ergonomic Yoga Blocks by Three Minute Egg @ to Protect Your Wrists

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:12 am
    Among the best yoga accessories for your bodyEveryone knows that regular yoga practice benefits your long-term health. In the short-term, however, you may experience many things, including some unexpected and even unpleasant (but fairly common) side-effects of getting to know the postures and your body. From a tweaked shoulder, a sore wrist or perhaps an injured ego, these perceived set-backs can actually provide you with the opportunity to take your yoga practice to the next level –– with yoga props! Three Minute Egg® yoga accessories can come to your rescue both to help you heal…
  • The Benefits of Biodegradable Yoga Props

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    If you use yoga props in your practice, you obviously appreciate what they can do for you. If you use Three Minute Egg yoga props in your practice, you know how good they can make you feel! Our Yoga Eggs support your body in asanas unlike anything else because of their ergonomic shape. For example, several Eggs can cradle your body in Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Cobbler’s Pose), and it can provide an additional challenge in Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand).The problem with yoga props these days is that they’re mostly made out of materials that are potentially bad for the body and…
  • ​What “Made in the USA” Means for Yoga Products

    3 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    In addition to “low fat” and “gluten free,” the catchphrase many people respond to these days is: “Made in the USA.” But what does it mean, exactly? Many new “Made in the USA” cars have parts that were manufactured overseas. What prevents a manufacturer, even of yoga products, from putting that tag on its line of clothing or props when only a piece of it actually is produced and created here in the States?We can only speak for ourselves at Three Minute Egg ®, but when we say “Made in the USA,” we mean it. We follow the Federal Trade Commission’s definition of “Made in…
  • How to Clean Your Three Minute Egg Yoga Blocks

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

    Good Living Doc
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Health is not simply the absence of disease or symptoms. You’re not healthy just because you “feel pretty good” and you haven’t been diagnosed with some life-threatening condition. Health is a state of wholeness and optimal function in which all cells of the body are working in harmony with one another. Health and disease cannot […]
  • Your Nutrition Transition: Count This Instead Of Calories – Step 3

    Good Living Doc
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    If you want to lose weight, get healthy, reverse disease, have more energy, and/or finally succeed in transforming your eating habits, start here. This is the third article in a series of five called “Your Nutrition Transition,” designed to completely transform your nutrient intake and your health. These 5 steps are the most important for making lasting diet changes that endure […]
  • Your Nutrition Transition: The Half Purge – Step 2

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

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

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

    Swarnam John
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:47 pm
    The summer has reared its blazing head in many parts of the globe. During the summer time it is wise to include foods that have plenty of moisture. Slogging in the kitchen during this time becomes quite hard. So try to include some simple, easy to prepare main course dishes along with plenty of salads.To do my part I tried some really simple summer salads. They are super easy and you can make it in a jiffy using the ingredients present in your home. Regarding the taste, I can guarantee you it is delicious. Because they have been experimented, guess who the experimental rat was? It was my son,…
  • Vitamin E Promotes Your Neuronal Health

    Swarnam John
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Do you like tofu, spinach, almonds, roasted sunflower seeds, avocados, shell fish, olive oil and broccoli? Has Swarnam gone nuts? You may wonder. But all these foods are high in vitamin E, which is highly essential for brain health.Vitamin E Researchers say that deficiency of vitamin E can lead to neurological damage. Neurons are nerve cells that are highly specialized for the processing and transmission of cellular signals.The story goes like this human brain is enriched with DHA. The brain gets the DHA nourishment from the liver, as it is unable to produce it on its own. Lyso PLs are the…
  • A Spoonful of Yogurt a Day Keeps Your Sadness Away

    Swarnam John
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:26 am
    It’s astonishing to know that simple things can change the whole outlook of life. This may sound ridiculous, but I am here to prove my point.RuminationTo engage in deep reflective thought is termed as rumination. People chew on the same negative thoughts and consequences which brought them great distress, and this action precedes depression. Scientists had this great idea, they wanted to find whether probiotics can help fight these negative thoughts. How cool of these scientists to cook up such great ideas.Onto the theory we go. The researchers prepared a multispecies probiotic white powder…
  • Gratitude Journaling Can Prolong Your Life Span

    Swarnam John
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Photo courtesy of GodFruits.comPeople!  I am going to tell you a secret. Just be thankful for what you have, and you will live longer. How close can you get?  Amazing!Being thankful Scientists recently bragged about a study saying that giving thanks for the positive aspects of life, can promote mental and physical health of people who have heart problems, but does not show any outward symptoms.Be it for that matter if we are thankful, we will be healthy and have a great life.  The more gratitude you have, the better mood, you enjoy better sleep, less fatigue and lower levels of…
  • Pomegranate Juice And Dates Can Greatly Enhance Heart Health

    Swarnam John
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    I am going to tell you about an interesting and delicious combination, that could work miracles for your heart. The hauntingly red pomegranates and their Middle Eastern cousin, Dates to be precise. This unlikely combination bubbles up with so much antioxidant goodness, that they wage a war against heart disease.The pomegranates are rich in polyphenols which are superior antioxidants, in fighting against free radicals that cause damage to cells. It also reduces oxidative stress.Dates have the highest concentration of polyphenols among the dried fruits. The polyphenols and tannins present in…
 
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  • The Perfect Facial for a Flawless Bride

    Lauren Cosgrove
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Do you want flawless skin for your wedding? Of course you do! If you’re getting married this summer, now is the time to start refining your skincare routine and adding a few additional perks to ensure that you look clean and clear on the biggest day of your life. A good facial typically includes a […]
  • Massage for Health: It’s More Than an Indulgence

    Lauren Cosgrove
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Everyone knows that massage feels good, but is it really more than that? Study after study has shown, yes! It can boost immunity, soothe aching muscles, and even help treat critical illnesses and syndromes such as fibromyalgia or arthritis. Marcellus Beasley, personal trainer and founder of BFit, encourages his clients to schedule regular massages in […]
  • Herbal Teas: Your Weapon Against Bloating

    Lauren Cosgrove
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    In our world full of foods high in saturated fat, salt and carbonation, bloating is often soon to follow. These foods, along with water retention and hormones are often the cause of intestinal pain and discomfort, plus that extra bit of belly bulge you’d prefer to send back where it came from. Herbs and extracts have for thousands […]
  • Can Massage Help with Stress?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Do you notice that you have neck and shoulder pain after a long week? Do you clench your jaw? Do you often have headaches? Whether you immediately recognize it or not, stress can sneak up on you if you are experiencing daily anxiety. Small doses of stress are normal – healthy even, as stress prevents […]
  • Can Aromatherapy Help Seasonal Allergies?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:49 pm
    As the seasons change, pollens, dust, and other allergens begin to fill the air and drift quietly toward our noses and lungs. Whatever your particular reaction, seasonal allergies can mean the difference between enjoying the spring blooms and cowering inside to avoid a sneeze attack. If you experience itchy eyes, a persistent cough, a trickling […]
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  • How To Grow Hair, Part 2: DIY Coconut Oil Treatment For Thinning Hair?

    Sydney Johnston
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    In our last post about how to grow hair, we pointed out the dangers of Minoxidil and Rogaine. There are others, of course, that promise thick, shining, luxurious hair with no side effects, but none of them seem any safer than Rogaine. So here’s an idea worth trying: a DIY coconut oil treatment for thinning […]
  • Lettuce: Pesticide-Free, Non GMO, Local

    Sydney Johnston
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    This is the kind of produce we should all be promoting and eating. It’s a lettuce mix called “Lettuce Buy Local”. It’s a mix of three lettuces: 1. Romaine 2. Green Lollo 3. Red Lollo Pesticide free: the farm that grows this is local but it’s spreading all over the southeast, according to their website. […]
  • How To Grow Hair, Part I: Rogaine Dangers

    Sydney Johnston
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    Lots of folks these days are desperate about their thinning hair and look everywhere for solutions. Thin hair, or even balding, is no joke to some people – actually to most people – and especially women. After all, guys can be studly with a shaven head. Women, not so much. Since we’re often desperate to […]
  • DIY Chocolate Lip Gloss

    Sydney Johnston
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    Here’s a luscious chocolate lip gloss recipe from our 517 Spa and Beauty Gifts To Make book. I’ve made it several times and it’s especially great in the summer when we feel dried out from sun or sand. Actually, it’s pretty great in the winter, too, when it’s so much drier. It’s all natural, wonderful for […]
  • My Ninja Parsley Plant

    Sydney Johnston
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Parsley is supposedly the world’s most popular herb. I planted parsley in a pot last spring, rather than in the ground, and had no expectation that it would survive the winter with its snows (OK, not so much snow this past year), sleet, ice and single digital temps. In the autumn, right before the first […]
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  • 6 Yoga Poses That Can Cause Elbow Pain and Even Injury

    tenniselbowtips
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
      The ancient practice of Yoga is enjoyed by millions of people each day all over the world. Not just for it’s physical practicality but for it’s promotion of overall well being, mental, emotional and spiritual uplifting. Millions of individuals just like you practice yoga on a daily basis not only for physical conditioning but for mental well being as well. If you are an amateur like me or if you regularly attend yoga classes, you know that the poses that you contort your body into are not very easy to do, especially for amateurs like myself. And if you are not careful,…
  • Doctor Approved and Trusted Program for Treating Tennis Elbow

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1800CPAP
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Your mask plays a very important role in long term compliance 1-800 CPAP Chat Central - CPAP Support and Help Line Information
  • Sleep Apnea and CPAP Statistics

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    23 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
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  • Could Sleep Apnea be Making You Depressed?

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

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

    HealthyDis
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:39 pm
    A person who recently had an injury that involved a fall or a sudden impact on the legs may suffer herniated disc symptoms. Usually, this may happen to males who are 35 years old and above. However, even teens and females could also have herniated disc symptoms without knowing it. Symptoms of Herniated Disc or […]
  • Scary Cloudy Vision With Blurry Eyesight

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:04 am
    Most people suffer from poor eyesight as they age. However, there are some instances when vision problems arise due to a certain disease, injury or other health factors. A cloud vision may not be a common eye problem but it should be diagnosed before it causes vision troubles. What Causes Cloud Vision With Blurry Eyesight? […]
  • Burning Feet And Painful Toes – Causes of Painful Feet Joints With Warm Feeling

    HealthyDis
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    There are only a limited number of reasons why you will experience burning toes and feet. Usually, it may also include pain in the toes and feet joints and could lead to difficulty in walking. In most cases, the probable cause would be gout arthritis. What Causes Painful Feet and Burning Sensation in Toes? The […]
  • Causes of Numb Throat Sensation – Pain When Swallowing In Throat

    HealthyDis
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:39 am
    It is possible to experience a sensation of numbness in the throat area. Usually, people report that their throat has burning sensation when swallowing even water. However, some people may also get that numb throat feeling when swallowing. What Causes Numb Throat With Pain? If you have pain when swallowing, it is possible that your […]
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  • Surviving Spouse Rights in USA (Infographic)

    Jason Ropchan
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    Dealing with loss can be extremely hard. The last thing you feel like doing is dealing with the legalities of your loved ones will and estate. Still, it is important to know your rights as a surviving spouse in the marriage. Different states in the US follow different policies in regards to rights of the surviving spouse. Outlined below are some of the things you need to be aware of in the legal process: — This infogrpahic is courtesy of Clark Skatoff PA. Updated: The post Surviving Spouse Rights in USA (Infographic) appeared first on .
  • The Challenges of Grief: I Can’t Help It

    Doug Manning
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I do not know any of the details, but I saw a microcosm of how we respond to pain as I left the super market the other day. A car was parked near the front door in one of the handicapped spaces. A gentleman was beside the car in a motorized wheel chair, but was preparing to get back in the car to take care of something that had happened. His wife was saying “Now there is nothing to be embarrassed about so don’t let it embarrass you.” As I walked by he responded with a great deal of resentment in his voice saying, “Stop saying that, I can’t help it. I am…
  • The Questions of Grief: Grief Delayed

    Doug Manning
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    I cared for my father for several months before his condition forced us to use the services of a nursing home. Even after they took over a great deal of the daily care, I still felt a deep sense of responsibility and was required to spend a great deal of time and effort in his care. Every speaking trip became frightening. Each time I left, I wondered if he would be with us by the time I returned. These were long and hard months of care and concern. To my utter surprise, when he died, I felt almost nothing. I expected to hurt and did not do so. I expected to cry and never shed a tear. I took…
  • The Relay For Eternal Life

    David Roberts
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    My daughter Jeannine has been prominent in my thoughts lately.  Since her death on March 1,2003 at the age of 18, due to cancer, there isn’t a day that goes by that I am not reminded of her presence in my life. The best of who Jeannine was in her lifetime is embodied in me and will forever be embodied in me. Integrating Jeannine into my heart, mind and soul is what has allowed me to discover life without her physical presence. Luminaria Musings I recently changed my profile picture on Facebook (see below). This picture of Jeannine’s luminaria was taken by my niece at an American Cancer…
  • After Loss: We Are Our Own Evidence

    David Roberts
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    Validation Comes From Within If we need validation or proof of our own transformation after loss or other life altering events, we need look no further than ourselves.   We can only assess for ourselves the progress we have made on our journeys.  The validation from others regarding our progress is important but in reality it is a byproduct of the work we are doing from the inside out to change our perspectives after loss.  The work we do is an authentic representation of what we believe and where we are in our journey. We are a product of our beliefs, which we adopted because of the…
 
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  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    24 Apr 2015 | 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
    9 Apr 2015 | 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
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    The cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce an overly large ear or to reposition an ear that is protruding from the side of the head is known as Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty Dallas, also known as Ear Surgery, is performed for aesthetic reasons and does not alter the function of the ear. Many children born with ears that stick out often become the target of unnecessary years of teasing from their peers. For some this may leave a wound in their self-confidence well into adulthood. Patients may also seek out Otoplasty Dallas to correct a birth defeat, for cancer reconstruction or to reconstruct…
  • Nose Surgery Dallas

    jenn
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Nose Surgery Dallas is a procedure to improve the cosmetic or functional aspects of the nose. Nose Surgery Dallas, also called Rhinoplasty, can improve the aesthetic appearance of nose in patients who feel their nose is disproportionate to the rest of their facial features, has indentations, bumps, is crooked, or has asymmetrical nostrils. Functional nose surgery can improve obstructions in the airway such as a deviated septum. Nose reconstruction may be done to repair tissue loss from cancer. Dr. Lam is uniquely qualified in nose surgery, having written two textbooks and numerous scientific…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

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

  • How to Care for Baby Teeth

    BerryRipe
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    Your baby’s teeth were already formed underneath their gums before they were born. Now that your baby is here, you need to start caring for their teeth before they start to emerge. Although most babies start to grow teeth as early as six months of age, some babies may grow teeth a little earlier or later. Your child should have at least 20 teeth by the time they reach their third birthday. Here are some things that you can do to protect your baby’s teeth. Stop Cavities and Tooth Decay Before They Develop Wipe your baby’s gums after each meal to keep them clean and to prevent cavities…
  • Tips to Help Athletes Avoid Commonly Spread Infections

    BerryRipe
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Infections can be minimized and avoided altogether if you take preventative action before problems start or get out of hand. One infection that often affects athletes is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Athletes wind up with MRSA more often than non-athletes because they routinely have skin-to-skin contact with each other and get cuts and abrasions that allow the infection to invade their bloodstream. Individuals who play high-contact sports, such as rugby, football, and wrestling, are the ones who most often end up with this infection and others. If you play any contact…
  • Tips for Avoiding Volleyball Injuries

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

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

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

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  • Anthocyanins

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I take tart cherry juice every night to help ward off arthritis pain. I'm just posting this here as a good resource for info on anthocyanins.http://www.immunehealthscience.com/anthocyanins.html
  • Eggplant Pizza

    3 Jun 2014 | 1:10 pm
    First: Slice eggplant in 1/2 inch rounds. (leave the skin on, fiber). Cover a pizza pan or cookie sheet with paper towels and lay the rounds out. Ever so lightly salt them (with Himalayan pink salt, preferably). After a while the liquid inside will start to bead up on top. Blot with a paper towel and flip them over and do the same on the other side. You may or may not need more paper towels. Or you can just shake them off over the sink if you want. (TIPS: Taking the water out this way will keep them from being too mushy when you bake them. DON’T over salt them or your nine year old will…
  • Essential Oils

    17 Mar 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I've been learning all about essential oils...specifically their medicinal uses and how they're absorbed into the body...so basically I'm posting this here for myself, because it's got a lot of great info on how the skin works and absorbs the oils. http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/mama-resources/expert-panel/karin-parramore-ch/skin-care-products-how-much-gets-in Lemongrass is my new best friend. :)
  • Current Health Obsessions

    21 Feb 2014 | 10:21 am
    I haven't posted here for a bit. Because life. Amiright? :)So I thought I'd do a small update and start keeping a list of THINGS I'm working on and incorporating into our life to keep my little family healthy.Chia seeds. I put them in everything. Still loving not washing my hair! It has taken a while to get the right ratio of baking soda and ACV, and my hair still tends to get oily quick, but I'm still quite pleased and don't see ever going back to shampoo and conditioner. We don't wash Ceil's hair (it's red and curly and thick) we just rinse hers and use an organic conditioner. I might try…
 
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice | Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • 10 Paleo Salad Dressing Recipes

    Julie Quates
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    10 Paleo Salad Dressing RecipesWarm weather, dining al fresco and bountiful summer vegetables overflowing on our plates…  Hey, summer is right around the corner! But are you uninspired by the same-old vegetables?  Dressings are a simple and healthy way to reinvent your favorite vegetables and fall in love with them all over again.  Try these dressings  in the winter on your vegetables too.  Steam or bake your veggies and add a new dressing to make them seem brand new.Today I’m sharing 10 favorite paleo salad dressing recipes from some recipe blogs…
  • Roundup Linked To Celiac and Autism: Interview With Stephanie Seneff

    Beverly Meyer
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Dr. Stephanie Seneff discusses Roundup linked to Celiac and Autism in an interview with Beverly Meyer for Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast.  We talk about Roundup effects on sulfur detoxification, leaky gut, the brain and cholesterol.  And much more!Dr. Seneff is a Senior Researcher at MIT studying correlations in the rise of both Celiac Disease and Autism with growing use of Glyphosate herbicide.  Compelling and alarming, as well as fun and personable, you’ll enjoy hearing this fascinating conversation on a wide range of topics.
  • How To Test Your Thyroid

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Anyone with a thyroid issue should know how to test your thyroid properly.  Many doctors only check TSH levels and assume your thyroid is fine as long as the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is somewhat in range.There are, however, better thyroid tests than those on a standard thyroid panel.  I’ll mention below how to order these yourself if your doctor won’t run them for you.  Sometimes it’s hard for physicians to satisfy insurance requirements and justify “more advanced” tests. Basic facts about the thyroidThe thyroid gland produces…
  • Does Starch Make You Fat Or Does Fat Make You Fat?

    Beverly Meyer
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    One of the most common questions in nutrition and health is this: Does fat make you fat, or does starch make you fat?  If you’re used to American medical dogma and new to the Paleo Diet (my Diet For Human Beings DVD) you might think low-fat food is good for you. That can mean unnecessarily avoiding eggs, meat, butter and coconut oil.For decades, we’ve been told by the USDA, TV, ads and magazine stories that we’re supposed to eat more carbohydrates and stay away from fat.  This theory is well debunked, but it still sticks in our heads, having heard it for 50…
  • 3 Ways to Tenderize Grass Fed Beef

    Beverly Meyer
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Want better beef?  Here’s three ways to tenderize grass fed beef, bison and lamb I learned in an interview with Stanley Fishman.  He’s the author of “Tender Grassfed Meat” and appeared on my Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast a few years ago. Fishman prefers pastured meat for several reasons.  The first is taste!  This meat has a richer taste and is genuinely more satisfying as it contains more nutrients.Feedlot animals are fed corn and soy, making their meat retain water and taste like corn.   The water changes the texture of the…
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    CPR, ACLS, PALS Certification in Manhattan, NY - CPR123

  • New York Citi Bikes to Allow Calorie Count

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
      The popular bicycle-sharing program in New York City, Citi Bikes, is revamping its features and services. The parent company, Motivate, is upgrading all 12,000 docking points in the city and overhauling every single bike, with 4,500 already serviced. The number of bicycles will double to accommodate new neighbors in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. A new smartphone app will feature fitness stats, calorie count and allow people to make real-time reports of flat tires or broken seats. Share with us your experience riding through New York City. Has it helped with lifestyle or diet changes?
  • Vending for Healthier Options

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
      Dynamic Healthy Vending Company will roll out 19 machines in which customers could choose from items such as Cliff bars, baked potato chips, whole-grain cookies and coconut water in schools, businesses and health clubs across northern South Carolina. The owners of the company hope that by providing healthy snacks to children and young adults, it would cause a ripple effect in the homes. Dynamic Health Vending has set up a special give-back program as an incentive for schools; it donates 15% of its vending sales directly to the school. At McCracken Middle School, SC, the extra money has…
  • April Fools’ Day

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    Here are some April Fools’ pranks from Scrubsmag.com! 1. “Warmed up salty apple juice in a specimen cup in the med cart. Then I drank it.” —Kelly B. 2. “The unit managers had wireless keyboards, so I switched the two keyboards. They couldn’t figure it out all day.” —Amanda M. 3. “I said someone was on the phone for the manager. Passed the phone over to her—there was nobody there, but KY Jelly on the ear and mouthpiece.” —Leah R. 4. “Filling out a patient assignment sheet with 14 patients (nine of which were fake) and telling the oncoming nurse that they were all…
  • Marriage for Heart Health

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
      Add this to the list of pros for marriage — lowered risk for heart attack. Studies over the years have shown that the risk of ever getting a heart attack is lower among married couples and that married couples fare better when health issues occur. Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center analyzed a database of 3.5 million heart patients, and concluded that being married lowered the risk of ever having a heart attack. Those who have reviewed other studies suggest that a wife or husband might push their loved one to see a doctor before problems develop, or even…
  • Low Calorie Fast Food Options for Busy Providers

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
      It isn’t easy staying healthy when you’re constantly caring for patients. Although not the most ideal, every now and then, fast food is going to be the last remaining option before or after a long shift. Below are some fast food menu options at 500 calories or less to satisfy any healthcare provider in search of a little yummmm. Dunkin’ Donuts: - Egg white veggie Wake-Up wrap plus hash browns - Egg white turkey sausage Wake-Up wrap - Tuna salad sandwich on english muffin McDonald’s: - Scrambled eggs, english muffin and strawberry preserves - Fruit and maple…
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    HellaWella

  • 13 ways to enjoy rhubarb this spring

    Vivian Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    13 ways to enjoy rhubarb this spring04/24/2015By Vivian LeeRhubarb is the type of plant that almost demands to be baked into a pie or a crumble, but desserts are not the only way to enjoy rhubarb.
  • Baking 101: Great bread recipes for novices

    Vivian Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Baking 101: Great bread recipes for novices04/24/2015By Jessica MendezBread in all its forms — breakfast buns, rolls or even the ubiquitous sandwich bread — is a delight. I decided to hit the kitchen and try to bake...
  • Quiz: Are you a calorie-master?

    Vivian Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Quiz: Are you a calorie-master? 04/24/2015By PlayBuzzFor good health and better shape, you should know the number calories(per 100 grams) you are having each day with every meal. Can you guess the...
  • Know your vitamins: B complex

    Vivian Lee
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Know your vitamins: B complex04/23/2015By Vivian LeeWe often hear about how important vitamin B is, especially B12 and particularly B complex. We're also told that biotin is great for our hair and...
  • Bored with your veggies? Time for a culinary makeover

    Vivian Lee
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Bored with your veggies? Time for a culinary makeover04/23/2015By Jessica MendezBreaking news: vegetables are good for us. But what happens if you get sick of eating the same old sautéed greens or salads? It’s time to get...
 
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • 7 Tips To Making Fat Burning Meals

    Diane Keuilian
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Wouldn’t it be great if all your favorite comfort meals naturally promoted fat loss? I think that would be awesome. My old favorite comfort meals were fried fish tacos, fully-loaded veggie burritos, angel hair pasta with mizithra cheese and cheese-smothered veggie burgers with fries. Yummmmmmmm! Unfortunately these old favorites brought on rapid fat storage. Due to my love of food, in my twenties I went from a size 4 to a size 12.  In my frustration I tried portion control, and began to limit the amount of foods that I ate. This began a yo-yo cycle of eating less food one day, more the…
  • How to Use Oil Pulling to Detox and Heal

    Grace Gregory
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    If anyone had told me 3 months ago that I’d be writing about something called oil pulling, I’d have thought they were pulling something else. I first looked into oil pulling when I was doing research on a completely different topic, but the phrase alone made me back up, out of curiosity if nothing else. Oil pulling is a very old treatment of Ayurveda and is discussed in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita, where it is referred to as kavala graha or kavala gandoosha. The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit words ayus (life or lifespan) and veda (knowledge) and has been practiced…
  • Do It For the Kids: Make Your Backyard a Fitness Oasis

    Kelsey Reaves
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
    We’ve all read the headlines about the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. While there’s no silver bullet to solve the problem, one important way to improve children’s health is to get them playing outside. Although the days when kids could bike around the neighborhood by themselves are long gone, parents can help get their kids outside by creating a special place in the back yard for little ones to enjoy. Check out the these amazing play spaces for inspiration to turn your yard into a fitness oasis to get your kids excited about playing outside. Swing and…
  • Foodies Date Night in Baltimore, Maryland

    Erica Brooks
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:42 pm
    If you’ve spent some time on our blog you’ll know that we love spending time with our children.  In fact, we usually don’t go to many events unless they are kid friendly. This weekend however was “date night”.  Hubby and I took some time to ourselves this weekend for some foodie fun exploring different restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland. Both my husband and I love good food and trying new dishes (OK, he likes to try new dishes. I’m a work in progress. LOL), so food is always a big part of our date night experiences. It’s important to spend time…
  • Helmet Safety for Kids

    Duane Allen
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. With spring weather here, our kids are going to be playing outside more often. That means daily bike rides in the sun and Saturday sporting events! Keeping our children safe during these types of events and general play time is important. Helmet safety should always be taught to children and reinforced to let them know that wearing a helmet is in their best interests. Here are some ideas for making children aware of helmet safety. Lead by example: If kids think wearing a helmet isn’t fun, show them that it’s not about being fun, but about being…
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    New Bloggy Cat

  • Quote of the day – Samael Ann Weor

    New Bloggy Cat
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:05 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.cutestpaw.com) “When your mind is quiet, when your mind is in silence, then the new arrives.” – Samael Ann Weor Tagged: acceptance, awaken, change, inspirational, life, life and living, life-lessons, meditation, mind, peace, pets, quiet, quiet mind, serenity, silence, solitude, truth
  • Joke of the day – In God We Trust

    New Bloggy Cat
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:40 pm
    A man wants to seek legal advice. Before he seek advice, he went to a bar for a drink. At the bar he saw the sign at the cash register, “In God We Trust, Cash Only.” He then went to a second bar and saw a similar sign on the wall that says, “In God We Trust, All Others Pay In Cash.” He proceeded to the first law firm to seek advice. As he entered he saw a religious symbol. When he went to the second law firm, he saw a large deity. He then proceed to a third law firm but to his surprise, he did not see any religious symbols. So, out of curiosity, he asked the lawyer,…
  • Joke of the day – The four seasons

    New Bloggy Cat
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Teacher: “Johnny, name the four seasons.” Johnny: “Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.” Tagged: classroom jokes, clean jokes, four seasons, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, mustard, pepper, salt, seasonings, short jokes, very funny jokes, vinegar
  • Quote of the day – Kahlil Gibran

    New Bloggy Cat
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.zastavki.com) “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran Tagged: barefeet, beauty, earth, earth day, famous quotes, global-warming, go green, green, hair, happy earth day, inspirational, life and living, life-lessons, love, nature, peace, peace-on-earth, pets, pollution, quotes, responsibility, wind
  • Joke of the day – Bicycle dog

    New Bloggy Cat
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    (Photo credit: http://www.barkpost.com) Mimi: “My dog is a nuisance. He chases everyone on a bicycle. What can I do?” Bert: “Take his bike away.” Tagged: bicycle, bike, clean jokes, dog, dogs, funny jokes, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, pets, short jokes, very funny jokes
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    Help Your Back

  • Best Pain Relief Cream For Joint And Muscle Pain – 2015

    Igor (Site Owner)
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:23 am
      Topical pain relief creams, sprays and roll-ons are great because they will give your painful muscles and joints instant relief. Of course, all these topical pain relievers are designed to relieve pain, but...
  • Heal Your Rhomboid Strain With 6 Simple Exercises

    Igor (Site Owner)
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    The rhomboid muscles are a deep set of muscles of the upper back. They connects medial edge of the shoulder blade to the spine. Rhomboid strain is a term used loosely to describe a...
  • Best Fitness Trackers of 2015 – Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Motorola

    Igor (Site Owner)
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Up until few years ago, I thought that getting a fitness tracker was a complete waste of money. Why would you need a fancy gadget to put on your wrist when you can just...
  • 16 Ways To Get Natural Pain Relief From Sciatica!

    Igor (Site Owner)
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    Sciatica is a sciatic nerve problem characterized by pain in the lower back and hip which is radiating down the back of the thigh, and further down the leg. It is estimated that every...
  • Quad Exercises and Stretches for Patellar Tendonitis

    Igor (Site Owner)
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    Patellar tendonitis is a condition characterized by pain in the proximal part of the patellar tendon. The pain is usually intensified if a person: Walks uphill Shifts from sitting to standing position or Engages...
 
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • THIS is your life

    ojohnson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    All week long, I’ve been getting these little hints from the universe. These little moments that make me take pause. Think for a minute. Maybe it was when my sister messaged me. Stressed. Unsure. Concerned...
  • Update: Bruises, basil and bad weeks

    ojohnson
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Time for a little life update, don’t ya think? I finished my first ever 7K in 39:33. My goal was to get under 45 minutes because I hadn’t done a damn bit of training (okay, I...
  • How much protein do athletes really need?

    ojohnson
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    That’s the question I decided to tackle for a research project this semester. There are guidelines set for Americans about the breakdown of the macronutrients you should be consuming: Carbohydrate: 45-65% Fat: 20-35% Protein: 10-35%...
  • My queasy feelings about bariatric surgery

    ojohnson
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    It’s Saturday night and I’m studying. And I have been for most of the day. And I will continue to be until it’s about 9:45 and I head out with a couple of gal pals....
  • New Fitbit video and goal setting tips

    ojohnson
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Check it out! I have a fresh new video up on YouTube for your viewing enjoyment. This one has good lighting, is shorter than previous ones, and I actually got fancy with my logo and...
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    Primally Inspired

  • 5 Edible Spring Plants You Can Find Growing Wild In Your Backyard

    Primally Inspired
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    5 Edible Spring Plants That You Can Find Growing Wild In Your Backyard!   Did you know that there is free food all around you? It’s true!   There is amazingly delicious, free food growing wild all around you! Many of these wild edible plants are known to others as weeds. But to me? It’s delicious, free, organic food! Keep reading and allow me to show you 5 very common edible spring plants that are right under your feet     Once I see the first signs of spring I get so excited! Want to know why?  Because I know that I don’t have to purchase any more greens at…
  • Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie (Dairy Free)

    Primally Inspired
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie (Dairy Free)  This smoothie recipe and post are sponsored by the great people at Silk! This minty, ice cold, Dairy-Free, Matcha Mint Chip Smoothie is refreshing, delicious and hits the spot! You’ll love both the taste and all the benefits in this easy recipe! Matcha powder is the leaves of finely milled green tea. And did you know that it’s jam packed with benefits? Matcha has been said to provide anti-aging benefits, helps boost the immune system, cleanse the body, provides a sustained energy boost, and so much more (learn more about matcha HERE).
  • Asparagus Beef Stir Fry (30 Minute, One Pot Meal)

    Primally Inspired
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Asparagus Beef Stir Fry Recipe This Asparagus Beef Stir Fry recipe is super easy, healthy, a one pot meal and you can get it on the table in under 30 minutes! What’s not to love about that?! This dish is especially perfect for a busy weeknight. I like to let the beef marinate in the fridge all day. And then when I get home, I can get a super easy, healthy meal on the table in 10 minutes flat! Love that!  And please have fun experimenting with the veggies to make this dish suite your tastes!  I often substitute those frozen stir-fry bags that you get in the freezer section to make this…
  • April Stitch Fix Review

    Primally Inspired
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    April Stitch Fix Review   It’s Stitch Fix time again and my April Stitch Fix just arrived on my doorstep. There’s 2 items that I’m undecided about this time and I’d love your input!   So here’s a little backstory: I got rid of over 95% of my clothes last year and completely changed my shopping habits. Instead of buying a gazillion pieces of clothing like I used to do, I now only have a few select pieces that I absolutely, 100% love and feel amazing in whenever I wear them. And although I don’t have a lot of pieces of clothing…
  • Dairy Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Primally Inspired
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Dairy Free Creamy Artichoke Dip with Spinach from Nourish  This Dairy Free Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe I’m sharing below comes courtesy from one of my brilliant blogging friends, Rachael of Meatified. She is the author of the newly released cookbook, Nourish: The Paleo Healing Cookbook. And I can’t wait to tell you all about her cookbook! The 120+ recipes in Nourish are not only all Paleo, but they are also free from common autoimmune triggers including eggs, nuts, seeds, nightshades, and seed spices making every recipe AIP (Paleo Autoimmune Protocol) compliant.  But…
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    Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada

  • Five Weight Loss Must-Haves for Every Kitchen

    vince
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:56 pm
    No doubt you have a fair few gadgets in your kitchen but there are really only a handful that are needed in order to ensure you stick to a healthy weigh-loss regimen. Here they are: #1. Kitchen Scale If you really want to get serious about weight loss then it’s important you understand portion size. Purchase […] The post Five Weight Loss Must-Haves for Every Kitchen appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Cinnamon Granola Recipe

    MountainTrek
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    This delicious, gluten-free Cinnamon Granola recipe is perfect for breakfast because it’s easy to make and can be stored for weeks. The ingredient list below is enough to make eight servings. Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups rolled oats (certified gluten free) ¼ cup slivered almonds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup sunflower seeds 2 tbsp grapeseed oil 2 tbsp […] The post Cinnamon Granola Recipe appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • How to Know if Energy Healing is Right For You

    vince
    5 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Did you know that at Mountain Trek not only do we have massage therapists on site but we also offer sessions with energy work practitioners? “Energy work” or “energy healing” are terms used to describe different forms of therapies that manipulate the energy circuits in our bodies to regain balance and facilitate healing. Some people […] The post How to Know if Energy Healing is Right For You appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

    vince
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    We at Mountain Trek are very conscious of the fact our guests are required to travel, sometimes great distances, in order to benefit from our program. Whether they’re joining us during one of our adventure treks around the globe, or at Rancho La Puerta in Baja, Mexico, or our beautiful lodge in British Columbia, inevitably they will […] The post Eco-Friendly Travel Tips appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
  • Cuisine Secrets – 10 Ways to Cook Healthier

    vince
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    We are regularly asked by those who visit Mountain Trek how it is that our food is so delicious and yet we avoid using such “staples” as refined carbohydrates, salt and sugar. The good news is it’s simple: we just don’t have any of those things in our kitchen. Here are 10 more secrets to healthy cooking, compliments […] The post Cuisine Secrets – 10 Ways to Cook Healthier appeared first on Fitness Retreat - Hiking Spa Vacations & Weight Loss Retreats in Canada.
 
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Wine and Onesies Make The Perfect Pairing

    GiGi
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    After much internal debate, I’ve decided that life is pretty much TOPS when you slip yourself into a hooded, microfiber onesie and hit “the juice”… This experience reminds us of when we were all about three or four years old, when our only stress in life was making enough easy bake oven “scones” for our imaginary friends attending our three o’clock tea party. Will Mr. Fluffersnuff get enough to eat?  To the dudes reading this… Do not deny the fact [Read On!]
  • Getting Stuffed With Brad Gouthro

    GiGi
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    Today… I DID NOT cook up a stud muffin… Instead… I called one in for delivery… Sorry Digiorno! And… THIS flavor of STUD MUFFIN arrived at my door! The Brad Gouthro flavor! Also included in my order, other than the muffin of course: 200 paleo friendly recipes Ground grass-fed beef Tomato paste Circus tricks And… Huge biceps  Lets just say I tipped EXTRA for this scrumptious delivery. When Brad came over though, he told me that I could not “eat” this muffin until…. I [Read On!]
  • Once Upon A Time… I Had A Large Intestine: Part 3

    GiGi
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    CLICK LINKS… For Parts ONE & TWO  As mentioned in part two… When I eat even just a little too much of anything fiber-laden or tainted with grain/gluten/sugar/nuts/dairy, I blow up like a Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon and experience pain that I am sure matches that of getting kicked in the balls. This completely SUCKS because… I love vegetables. No that’s an understatement… I EFFING LOVE VEGETABLES MORE THAN Taylor Swift loves singing about FAILED ROMANCES… I would rather eat roasted [Read On!]
  • Eggactly What You’re Looking For: Egg Salads

    GiGi
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Would you like to know something egg-strodinary? What I am about to tell you might make you egg-splode. The Food Pervert (Tara) and I are bringing you two egg-samples of Egg Salad recipes that will egg-spand your palette. Oh I am sorry, do you now have the urge to yolk me because of all my egg-cellent egg puns? I promise you won’t want to kick me in my “invisible eggs” once you try a bite or five of Pervy and my egg [Read On!]
  • Once Upon A Time… I Had A Large Intestine: Part 2

    GiGi
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    For Part One… CLICK HERE  Can I just tell you that the fun I had getting barium enemas… Was match-less?!  No wonder I am no longer amused when I go to an amusement park. The best part about this procedure? The “prize” at the end of course… That I would need to have a colectomy**! Ha! Screw that GIGANTIC stuffed kangaroo at the carnival, I want to have my large intestine removed instead (oh and as a bonus, take out [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Increase Your Flexibility in Just 5-10 Minutes a Day

    Lydia Di Francesco
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    Stretching is often the most neglected part of fitness. It’s something I personally struggle to keep up with and make part of my regular routine. Two things have worked for me: 1. Scheduling it in. I’m always talking about scheduling because it’s so essential. If we don’t schedule, it won’t happen. (Make sure to schedule in your reality, not your fantasy) 2. Following a video. When I first started including stretching as part of my morning routine, I started by following along with a video. This helped me from feeling “bored” and made it easier to…
  • 4 Habits to Get the Spring Back in Your Step

    Lydia Di Francesco
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Spring is a time of renewal. There’s a fresh feeling of newness in the air as many us get out of hibernation mode. A common complaint I hear from clients and friends during this transition from Winter to Spring is a lack of energy. People still feel sluggish and tired from the long, dark Winter days. They’re looking to get the spring back in their step and increase their energy levels. Below I’ve listed 4 habits that will help you get your energy back. They aren’t revolutionary or new, but they are effective if you do them.  4 Habits to Get the Spring Back in Your…
  • Tomato Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken

    Lydia Di Francesco
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Using the slow cooker is one of the best ways to prepare food because it’s so EASY!! I’m a lazy cook, so I’m always looking for ways to make preparing food as painless as possible…and if I can have leftovers, even better! :) This Tomato Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken recipe can be prepped in under 10 minutes and then left to cook on its own while you’re at work. Ingredients: – 6-8 pieces of Chicken (I used thighs and legs, but breasts would work also) Note: using frozen chicken will work too – 1 can of passata (strained tomatoes) or diced tomatoes…
  • Are You Addicted to Being Busy?

    Lydia Di Francesco
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Busy-ness. It’s become like a badge of honor or (oddly) something people boast about. The almost default answer to “How are you?” seems to be a variation of “I’m really busy”. At times a conversation turns into a contest about who is the most busy. Often said in a humble-brag kind of way. Sometimes I get the sense that we equate busy-ness with self-importance, self-worth and being productive. (I certainly can fall into this trap). Maybe not consciously, but on a subconscious level. Or we keep busy as an avoidance mechanism. To avoid unhappiness in our life,…
  • Immunity Boosting, Flu-Fighting, Cold-Busting Smoothie

    Lydia Di Francesco
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    It’s that time of year when everyone around you is getting sick, right? You’re too busy to get sick. That’s why I recommend you try my immunity boosting smoothie that helps ward off the cold and flu. I’m not making any guarantees, but it sure helped me this past week. I felt like I was getting a sore throat thing, so I had a smoothie every morning, and along with a bit of extra sleep it didn’t turn into anything. It’s packed full of herbs and spices that are super beneficial for the body. I’ve explained some of the benefits below. I’ll be…
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  • Fostering Self-Acceptance

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” ~ Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead My inspiration for discussing the importance of self-acceptance has come from a Motivational Interviewing (MI) course I am taking through the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. MI is essentially a collaboration where change, usually related to a person’s health behavior, is the goal, and the…
  • How Can You Achieve Financial Wellness?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
      “The real joy in life comes from finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day.” ~ Tony Robbins, MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom No matter how we try to rationalize otherwise, money is a part of our overall wellness. It fosters our lifestyle and can impact all other aspects of our wellness. I have wanted to write about this important and under-discussed topic for a while. I can tell you first hand it is very easy to get into debt and very hard to get out of it. Between my husband and I, we have completed 23 years of…
  • The Struggle Is Real

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt On this Easter Sunday morning, I did what I often do on Sundays and listened to a live stream of a local church service. Having being raised Catholic, I am often amazed by the liveliness of this non-traditional Christian service that includes a live band singing and parishioners clapping, filling the church at times. Today, the pastor was talking about a universal truth of humans, that we are always searching, and for what, we may not even know (he made particular reference to…
  • Improving the Well-Being of a Person With An Addiction

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:57 am
    Over the past couple of weeks, we have discussed what an addiction is and how to recognize one of the most common addictions, alcohol use disorder. This has laid the foundation for the important discussion around management of addictions and how to improve the well-being of a person with an addiction. To clarify the key points, we will use the acronym HELP to signify the core of what a person with an addiction needs from both themselves and others. H: Honesty – Being honest with ourselves is the cornerstone to any behavior change. Do I have a problem with _____ (insert substance)? Do I…
  • Recognizing Alcohol Use Disorder

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    “I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe Addiction medicine poses particular challenges in management as recognition by the person who is addicted, or their family and friends, may be difficult or delayed. For instance, the most commonly used substance, alcohol, may not be an…
 
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    Dedicated Not Addicted

  • 3 Tips to Shrink Your Waistline

    Laura Clendenning
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    I am going to share three things you can implement TODAY to help you shrink your waistline! 1) Drink more water. Did you know that you should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. For example, if you are 120 lbs, you should be drinking 60 ounces of water each day. So how does water help with weight loss? Many times we confuse hunger for thirst. I recommend carrying your water bottle with you everywhere. If you get bored of drinking plain water, try adding in Crystal Lights, fresh lemon, or tea bags. 2) Get more sleep. Did you know that lack of sleep messes with your…
  • YouTube VLOGS

    Laura Clendenning
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Hey Everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you… I recently bought a video camera and plan on making a lot more YouTube videos. They will include full days with me, fun events, full workouts, and whatever else you request to see. This is my new channel art: The first series is following me through my preparation to my next bikini competition: Ft. St. John. I already have two Vlogs up so be sure to check them out below. If you want to be the first to know when I post a video, please subscribe to my channel. Some videos will be exclusively posted there. If you are thinking about…
  • Favourites | Quest Bars, The STACK, etc. *VIDEO*

    Laura Clendenning
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Today I share four of my favourite things. I actually filmed this video awhile ago but I am still using these products on the regular! If you guys enjoy my videos, I would love to start making more. Let me know by going to my YouTube channel and LIKE / SUBSCRIBE. By subscribing, you will be the first to know whenever I post a new video. Let me know what you would like to see next  in my YouTube discussion or in the video comments. Have a rad day everyone! If you live in Vancouver and you are a female I don’t know why you wouldn’t come to my bootcamp class tonight?! Click HERE for…
  • Get Great Glutes!

    Laura Clendenning
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Achieving a rounder backside is a hot commodity these days! As a bikini competitor, a lot of emphasis is put on having great glutes so I have decided to share what I have learned along the way. I am also happy to share that I will be competing again in 12 weeks!!! The following are my tips that I incorporate into my training program each week: Dedicate one day of training to solely target the glutes. Really focus on isolating these muscles and squeezing with each rep. My top three exercises would have to be: hip thrusts sumo squats, and kickbacks. Use an incline whenever you can on the…
  • Healthy Broccoli & Chicken Casserole

    Laura Clendenning
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    I don’t always cook up a fabulous dinner… but when I do, I am sure to jot down the recipe and take photos of it. Luckily for you (and me!) this one turned out great so I decided to share. I love this recipe because it uses all fresh ingredients (ex: no canned soups like many casseroles). This casserole made a nice light dinner as it does not contain any heavy carbs, however, it left me feeling full and satisfied! It took a little over an hour to make so plan accordingly. Here’s what you will need (for 3 people): 2 chicken breasts 1 bag of broccoli 2 tbsp extra virgin olive…
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  • Free bet deals in Australia

    GLT
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.com Free Bet Deals are most sought after things anyone looking for bookmakers in Australia Recently we came across this amazing services from The post Free bet deals in Australia appeared first on Get Life Tips.
  • Everything you should know about Apple Watch

    Vinay Punamiya
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:21 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.com Apple Inc. announced its new device as Apple watch on 9th September ‘2014. CEO of Apple Tim Cook announced apple watch as The post Everything you should know about Apple Watch appeared first on Get Life Tips.
  • Tips to chill out at office

    Vinay Punamiya
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:08 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.com   When you start your own business or you are working at an organization life becomes too busy at start. You hardly The post Tips to chill out at office appeared first on Get Life Tips.
  • overcome alcohol addiction in 6 steps

    GLT
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.com Overcoming alcohol addiction is not difficult if you approach the right treatment facility and methods.In this article you will learn about steps The post overcome alcohol addiction in 6 steps appeared first on Get Life Tips.
  • 7 steps for successful digital marketing

    Tarun Vipparthi
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Originally published on www.getlifetips.com Digital marketing the new buzz in the internet marketing world, many companies and businesses are now getting online as the online marketing The post 7 steps for successful digital marketing appeared first on Get Life Tips.
 
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    Skin Care Routine

  • Start Managing Your Skin Care With These Ideas

    skincareadmin
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Your skin reflects how healthy you are. Using this article, you can learn to better care for your skin. If you nourish and protect your skin, you can preserve its health and enhance its youthful appearance. Your lips’ skin is among the body’s most sensitive area. Using Chapstick and lip balm continuously is helpful. These products coat your lips to seal in moisture, which prevents painful cracking and chapping. Many lip balms also offer sun protection. Make sure your moisturizers are unscented and hypoallergenic to avoid any harmful ingredients. One reason these components are…
  • Fight The Signs Of Aging With These Skin Care Tips

    skincareadmin
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    There is more to having great skin than just looks. Your skin covers your whole body, and this is why it’s important to care for it. Read further for tips that will help you gain beautiful, healthy skin that will last a lifetime! TIP! Reduce your stress levels and stay relaxed. Your skin can become damaged from stress. Be sure to moisten your skin before shaving. Also try to use shaving cream when shaving to keep your skin moist. Shaving skin while it is dry can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs. Once you finish shaving, use lotion on your skin. This soothes irritation and provides…
  • Look More Youthful With A Few Skin Care Tips

    skincareadmin
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:02 pm
    It is just as important to take care of your skin as the rest of your body. If you are experiencing a skin condition, you may not be taking proper care to maintain your skin. Keep reading to find out some great tips for skin care to help you feel much better. To keep your skin looking its finest, exfoliate with a bristle brush when you are in the bath or shower. By removing dead and dry skin from the surface of your skin, exfoliation improves its circulation, tone and appearance. Exfoliation also aids your skin in removing toxins from your body, which can improve the clarity and quality of…
  • Confused By All The Information Available About Skin Care? Here are Some Simple Tips For Healthy Skin Care

    skincareadmin
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    You have to care for your skin from the inside out. You can make it happen by using both your body and your mind. Skin health is easy to improve. Some terrific advice can be found below. TIP! When talking about sensitive skin, your lips are the most sensitive. Make sure to treat it with lip balms and Chapstick regularly. Use a cotton ball or makeup sponge to apply your sunscreen. This will ensure an even spread to the lotion and keep you from having to touch the lotion. Using a sponge to dab on sunscreen allows maximum absorption for your skin while your hands remain clean. TIP! Shower after…
  • Your Beautiful Skin Revealed With These Ideas

    skincareadmin
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    Skin care is so much more than just skin products. Skin care is more about establishing a skin care plan and protecting your skin as much as possible. Keep reading to find out what you can do to have better skin. TIP! There is no need to spend money in the store for a facial mask, make one at home. Take raw almonds, some olive oil and milk milk, then mix them into a paste. Using excessive makeup can be bad for your skin. Make-up clogs the pores and can irritate the skin. This may cause or worsen existing acne. It has even been known to cause an infection, sometimes, if it is applied on top of…
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  • Working With Kawasaki Engine Rebuild Instructions

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    By Iva Cannon Taking care of machinery can sound like a difficult job best left to professionals. But with basic maintenance knowledge, it is possible for you to prolong the equipment life of your machine. Machinery as we understand the concept consists of moving parts powered manually by a source or an engine. These moving parts are easier to service in case of a breakdown. You can remove and replace these easily with official pieces or aftermarket parts. If the components are no longer available, you can always request to have them fabricated. Cleaning and maintaining one can greatly affect…
  • Acquiring The Knowledge To Handle ATV Carburetor Rebuild Kits

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    By Iva Cannon Technology is fast improving nowadays. Due to this fact, understanding how it works can be an issue. However, if you know what are the things that needs to be done, then it should be okay. There are tons of references nowadays that you can go for. Since you are reading this article, we assume that you own an ATV that you want to be repaired. ATV carburetor rebuild kits are all over the place. They are not that hard to find. The only thing that you should be concern about is how you will be able to install it properly. If you are interested to know more on what are the things…
  • The Significance Of Merging Nutrition And Exercise For Weight-Loss

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    By Andy G Smith There're a lot of key elements to achieving any weight management targets. The main two are proper diet and appropriate exercise. Weight loss is attained by eating fewer calories than your body uses and weight gain is attained by consuming a larger number of calories than the body uses, but what role does exercise play? The 2nd factor to be considered is an individual's life style and general activity levels (Activity Factor, F). People who are usually more active during the day will consume more calories than an inactive person. Below is an approximation of the extra calories…
  • Usana Products Review

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:39 am
    By Andy G Smith USANA realizes that each of us has a unique health profile and so, special nutritional needs. For that reason, Usana have produced the USANA Optimizers range with an extensive selection of state-of-the-art health products that assist you to customize your nutritional program to fulfill your own unique requirements. Part of a long term program of good nutrition is recognizing that everyone has different nutritional requirements, and that our individual requirements change as we move from a stage of life to another. For each one of us, a distinctive combination of age, sex,…
  • Why You're Not Losing Weight, And How You Can Change That

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    By Rick Carl Losing weight is something that a lot of people talk about but they rarely do. Why is this? What makes the difference for someone who actually loses a lot of weight and someone else that achieves their goals? Today we are going to go over how you can be one of the people actually losing weight, as opposed to one of the people who are always talking, but never seem to get anything done. The biggest problem that most people run into is that they cannot find a diet that they are able to follow. They find a new diet that looks promising and give it a shot, only to give up after a few…
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    Silk Road Explore

  • RUG WEAVING TOUR IN ARMENIA

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:47 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Yerevan ItineraryArrival in Yerevan, accommodation in hotel, free time. Meals- - - AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Yerevan - Ejmiadzin – Zvartnotc - City tour ItineraryBreakfast. A visit to the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, the spiritual and admin of the Armenian Church. In route, your guide will tell you the story of Armenia’s conversion to Christianity. The name Echmiadzin (descent of the only begotten) comes from a legend, according to which St. Gregory Illuminator saw Christ in a dream descending with a golden hammer indicating the location where the…
  • GOING TO RESTAURANTS IN KYRGYZSTAN: WHAT’S HAPPENING?

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:18 am
    When you first arrive in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, picking up some city guides/maps of the city you are in is always a smart move. There is an excellent city guide called Welcome Journal available in Bishkek as well as a couple free maps of the city. (There are good maps available in Osh as well.) The city guides in Kyrgyzstan can give you a lot of helpful information about hotels, tourism related companies, and restaurants. If you are interested in Bishkek nightlife or nightlife in Osh, Kyrgyzstan especially, a city guide is a good item to obtain for finding popular pubs and restaurants. Since…
  • Uzbekistan – On the Silk Road

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Tashkent ItineraryMeeting upon arrival. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing in Tashkent with visits to Kukeldash Madrassah, Mosque on Khasty Imam Street, visit to Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar). Museum of Applied Arts (if time allows). Amir Temur Monument and Square. MealsB _ D AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Tashkent - Beldersay - Chimgan - Charvak - Tashkent Itinerary Morning drive to Tashkent region mountain area (80 km). Arrival to the station of Beldersay chair-lift (1530 m height). Take the Chair-lift to the upper station (3 km distance). Walk up to Kumbel summit…
  • Almaty Sightseeing Tour: 9 Excursions

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Arrival in Almaty ItineraryArrival. Accommodation at the hotel. Meals- - - AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Almaty city tour ItineraryBreakfast at the hotel. City tour: Panfilov Heroes Park, Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame, National Museum of Musical Instruments, and Green Bazaar. The tour will continue at the State Square and at the Historical Museum. Then the tour route will take you to the Medeo Gorge, where you will stop by the huge Medeo dam, which protects the city from destructive mudflows formed on the tops of the western Tien Shan. On the top of the dam, at the…
  • Mount Resort-hotel “Forest Tale”

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Almaty – Forest Tale ItineraryArrival. Transfer to Forest Tale Mount Resort & Hotel. Check-in at the Ak Tas hotel. Meals- - - AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Forest Tale ItineraryBreakfast at the hotel. Horseback riding in the area around Forest Tale. The horseback riding trail is ideal for taking in the beautiful scenery surrounding Forest Tale as well as the Ile-Alatausky National Park. Children (10+ years) are allowed to participate along with their parents. On the trail, you will see picturesque glades filled with flowers, ride by the house of the national park's…
 
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    Foods4BetterHealth

  • Food Safety Guidelines for Spring Festivities

    Foods4BetterHealth
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    A breath of fresh air, fuller trees and fresh blossoms can mean only one thing  – It’s spring time! With winter out of the window, and all foodies gearing up to try new recipes for spring, safety must not be neglected. A few safety tips will help ensure your spring festivities are enjoyable. Why Food Safety Is Important Cooking food safely not only during spring but throughout the year can bring you some serious health benefits. Safe and well cooked food can help you lose weight much faster. Since spring is a time for celebrations … Read MoreThis article Food Safety Guidelines…
  • Healthy Diet Tips To Prevent Heart Disease

    Foods4BetterHealth
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Have you heard of the saying “you are what you eat?” In the case of heart disease, this is a very accurate statement indeed! The reason that this disease is virtually at epidemic proportions in most countries is because diets have remarkably changed over the last two decades. When I refer to heart disease, I really am describing a condition known as vascular disease. In this condition, the arteries, which supply blood and oxygen to various areas of the body, are blocked by plaques which impede blood flow to the heart muscle and brain. … Read MoreThis article Healthy Diet Tips To…
  • Myths and Facts About Processed Foods

    Jon Yaneff
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    I grew up in the dark. I only knew what I was told. I considered processed foods to be part of my diet because the foods simply tasted good, and they are affordable, so that’s what my family ate. Before I started my studies in holistic nutrition, I would occasionally eat processed foods. Now I rarely have them unless I trust the company and the ingredients. Nearly 90% of what I eat is a whole food. The number is probably greater for the couple of months I’ve been changing my diet with a transformation program … Read MoreThis article Myths and Facts About Processed Foods originally…
  • Diabetes Superfoods: Top 5 Foods That Help You Lower Blood Sugar

    Foods4BetterHealth
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    Eating the right foods can protect you from developing diabetes—a rather common diagnosis these days. Such foods have inherent properties that, if consumed regularly, can almost eliminate your risk of ever hearing that you have diabetes! What kind of help do you need to know if you’re already a diabetic? It starts with living a healthy life and eating nutritious food. Here are my top five superfoods that provide help for diabetics: 1. Olive Oil The omega-9 class of fatty acids contained in foods like olive oil can lower the risk of heart disease … Read MoreThis article Diabetes…
  • Infertility Issues: Simple Diet Tips To Boost Your Fertility

    Foods4BetterHealth
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do you know that in the U.S. every one in seven married couples struggle with infertility issues. And, 50% of the time the problem is with the woman, 20% with the man, 18% with both, and 12% of the time it’s duet to some unknown issues. Some of the most common contributors to the infertility in women include: Endometriosis Polycystic ovarian syndrome Blocked fallopian tubes Rare or irregular ovulation And, lack of progesterone production. It’s also becomes difficult for a woman to conceive a baby once she crosses age of 34. When it comes to … Read MoreThis article Infertility…
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    Azura Memory Care

  • Azura Advocacy Team goes to Madison

    Brianne Markin
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
    The Azura Advocacy Team joined colleagues from across the fine state of Wisconsin for the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Day.  This year the Alzheimer’s Association chose to use their voices to oppose proposed changes in the Wisconsin State budget to the Long Term Care system. In additional to our team and Alzheimer’s Association staff there were representatives from Managed Care Organizations, Aging and Disability Resource Centers as well as individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. To start the day all the advocate met at a retirement…
  • Good for the Brain, Good for the Body

    Brianne Markin
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    We all know that exercise is good for us.  Regular exercise increases our heart rate, helps maintain a healthy weight, reduces stress, helps us sleep better and reduces the risk for some major health concerns like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and even dementia.  More studies are finding that even a moderate amount of exercise can have a significant impact on not only your physical health, but your mental health as well. A 2010 study (Lui-Ambrose et al.) showed an improvement in cognition for seniors involved in once and twice a week strength training sessions.  This is yet…
  • Yee-haw: Clinton Holds Western Round Up Party

    Brianne Markin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Yee-haw and get along little doggies! Azura Memory Care of Clinton recently threw a rootin’ tootin’ “Wild West Round Up” party. First, the Clinton staff spent a mess of time transforming the Clinton house in to a boss honky- tonk for the day.  Boy howdy!  There were John Wayne signs, bandanas and even some wanted posters. Residents, family members and Azura staff got gussied up in grand fashion.  They donned their best western attire of stetsons (cowboy hats), scarves, bandanas and boots. The Cookie prepared a barbeque lunch with all the fixin’s. There were…
  • Every Bunny Loves Easter

    Brianne Markin
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Bunnies, eggs and baskets!  Celebrating Easter at Azura Memory Care means all of these things and more.  Residents had a great time preparing for their house Easter celebrations by making decorations and coloring eggs.   Azura Memory Care of Eau Claire had an egg hunt and baskets for all the residents.  At Azura Memory Care of Monroe and family brought in lambs to visit the residents.   Lot’s of Smiles at Azura Memory Care of Eau Claire   Azura Memory Care of Sheboygan proudly displays their eggs                 Azura Memory Care of…
  • Dream Of Returning to the Classroom Comes True

    Brianne Markin
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Through our partnership with Second Wind Dreams, we have the ability to make dreams come true for our residents through the MOSAIC Dreams by Azura program.  Our staff talks with our residents and asks them about what their “best day” would be.  For Gracia Anderson, a resident of Azura Memory Care of Eau Claire, her dream was to return to the classroom.  While not a certified teacher, Gracia was a substitute teacher and served on the School board for the Osseo-Fairchild School District for more than 20 years.  Anytime Gracia was asked what her dream would be, she continually…
 
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    The Natural Ways Of Life

  • 15 Weeks

    Jael Redding
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:26 pm
    15 Weeks!Baby is the size of a Navel OrangeAnd is starting to move around a lot.I'm really late on the 15 week update but life happens and it's been hard to find time. In these pictures I'm closer to 16 weeks. In all honesty from week 14 to 15, there wasn't to much of a difference. Until recently. I feel like my stomach has started to change and is a lot more noticeable. I know I'm not big at all yet, but it's been pretty uncomfortable for me. I guess with being really small, I'll notice a lot more changes sooner. I have also been dealing with morning sickness again. It started…
  • 14 Weeks

    Jael Redding
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Hello 2nd Trimester!!!I've been waiting for you.I'm incredibly happy to be entering into the 2nd trimester. After a few days this past week of feeling super nauseous, I'm hoping it's calming down. For good. 14 weeks!!Our little sweet pea is the size of a large lemon!How far along? 14 weeks, 2nd trimester! Total weight gain: Probably the same as last week. I haven't ate as much because my appetite just wasn't there. I need to invest in a scale so I can keep track. Maternity clothes? Not yet, but EVERYTHING is super uncomfortable. I am loving leggings and yoga…
  • 13 Weeks

    Jael Redding
    5 Apr 2015 | 5:21 pm
    I found this is Pinterest the other day. I felt like it was pretty accurate. The second trimester is SO close now! This is the last week of the 1st trimester, and I'm not sad to see it go, at all. And my expression is pretty similar ;) But of course being the last week of the first trimester and I haven't felt good, at all. I'm praying it all goes away soon though. Caleb and I went to my third doctor appointment this last week. I thought we were going to get another ultrasound but we didn't. They do ultrasounds every other appointment. So that was a bummer there. But we got to…
  • My Morning Sickness Remedies

    Jael Redding
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Yes, I had (have) morning sickness....well it was more like all day and got worse at night sickness. I was hesitant to post about it because I honestly hate thinking back to how I felt then. I end up feeling sick after thinking about it. But I'll just push through. After finding this ecard on Pinterest, I feel like I should share how I felt in the beginning. I really wish I am one of those lucky ladies who could say, I felt great the first trimester! And you can sit there and hate me for it. BUT that totally wasn't the case. Even currently I'm sitting here typing this wondering if my…
  • 12 Weeks

    Jael Redding
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    12 Weeks!Baby is the size of a clementineI have a bump, it may be half food bump, half baby bump. But it's always there. The doctor said I'd show sooner since I'm so little and there's not much room for things to go and I had a completely flat stomach before. I'm not complaining...even though I may look like I've just eating to many donuts :) (these are from my iPhone and I plan on using a better camera soon!)How far along? 12 weeks!Total weight gain: Before I got pregnant I weighed 105. At my last appointment I weighed 102..so three pounds due to sickness. I'm sure I've…
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  • The 365-Day Detox Program

    GlutathionePRO
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:38 pm
    We need to change the way we think about detoxing. Many cleanses can actually do more harm than good, and picking one or two weeks per year to detox just won’t cut it. Everyone should be concerned about detoxing their body, not just for a few weeks a year, but everyday. Embrace the 365-day detox […] The 365-Day Detox Program
  • The Fluoride Cleanse

    GlutathionePRO
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Found in virtually all water supplies in North America, fluoride consumption is unavoidable. It has been linked to a myriad of health problems, including impaired fertility and cognitive issues, yet it is still added to our water, food and personal hygiene products. Fluoride, Fluoride Everywhere! It isn’t just in your tap water, fluoride can be […] The Fluoride Cleanse
  • Are Toxins Real? Get the Facts About Detoxing

    GlutathionePRO
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    “Toxins cause cancer”, “Detoxing is important”, we have all heard about toxins and detoxing, but most of us understand very little about it. Is it just clever marketing to sell seaweed wraps, juice cleanses and supplements? Is there something more to this detoxing thing? Let’s explore the facts about toxins and detoxifying the body. What […] Are Toxins Real? Get the Facts About Detoxing
  • 10 Anti Aging Tips for Everyone

    GlutathionePRO
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Everyone wants to turn back the hands of time, or at very least slow them down. We put together 10 anti aging tips that everyone can do to look younger and more importantly, feel younger. Top 10 Anti Aging Tips Eat Clean Avoid processed foods whenever possible, instead opt for organic, GMO free options. While […] 10 Anti Aging Tips for Everyone
  • Reviewing the Top Whey Protein Supplements

    GlutathionePRO
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Finding high quality whey protein powders can be quite difficult these days. More often than not, they contain potentially harmful ingredients, artificial sweeteners, colors and flavors. The source and processing techniques also play a major role in the quality and efficacy of the whey protein, as many processing techniques destroy much of the nutritional value. […] Reviewing the Top Whey Protein Supplements
 
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  • What Do You Do When You Wake Up Way Too Early?

    Jean
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Recently I had begun sleeping until 6:30 a.m–what a treat. That is an automatic wake-up, no alarms here. For the last several years, like clockwork, I would wake up at 5:30 a.m. no matter what time I went to bed, be it 10 p.m. or 2 a.m. There I would be, wide awake when there was no need to […]
  • Join Us for #carechat on Twitter on April 26

    Denise
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    Our next #carechat on Twitter will take place on Sunday, April 26, at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. PT). Join us to connect and share with others who care for a family member or friend. To participate in our chat, go to tweetchat.com, sign in with your Twitter credentials and follow our […]
  • This Weekend: Visit Our Zentangle Art Show

    Denise
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Our very first Zentangle Art Show opens today! Our show features Zentangles (deliberate doodles) created by current and former family caregivers.  Lillie, who cares for her mom, submitted the piece shown here. During our Zentangle Art Show please vote for your favorite piece; the winning artist will receive a $25 Amazon.com gift card. Voting ends at […]
  • Join Our Five-Day Gratitude Challenge

    Denise
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    In September, we held our very first Five-Day Gratitude Contest. It went so well that it’s now a regular event. Our next Five-Day Gratitude Challenge begins Monday (April 27). For five days this week, stop by our Forum and list a gratitude. When you share a gratitude every day during that five-day period, you’ll be […]
  • Rest in Peace

    Mar
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    When my dad passed in December 21 2007, we had a memorial service one week later. All six grandchildren came (they were on college break at the time). They all flew in, they all got there. They even sang “In The Garden” for my dad, as he had wanted. When all the grandchildren were together, […]
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  • Coffee Drinking Preserves the Health of Arteries

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    There are few drinks as contradictory as coffee. For many years, the beverage was blamed for a variety of problems including an increased risk of various cardiovascular problems. Its consumption is still actively discouraged by many medical professionals. However, more recent scientific investigations have also revealed a number of benefits that the consumption of coffee can potentially provide. Novel data published by Korean scientists this month once more challenge the medical dogma of the connection between coffee and heart problems. The researchers studied the heart health of more than…
  • What is HDL?

    H. L. Daneschvar, MD, FACP
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Courtesy: lbl.gov   HDL (High-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is one of the cholesterol carriers in our body. This kind of lipoproteins are commonly known as “good cholesterol” and it builds up around 20 to 30% of total blood cholesterol. As you already know, fat is not water soluble. Therefore, to transfer fat in blood we would require a water-soluble carrier. Lipoproteins are water-soluble carriers and have been described as protein-like particles that transfer fat-soluble fatty acids and cholesterol within the body. The main protein piece of HDL structure is apolipoprotein A-1…
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Courtesy:cancer.gov   Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is commonly prescribed to women suffering from unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause. These symptoms are often severe enough to interfere with daily life. Although HRT drugs may cause various side effects, the short courses of this therapy are generally perceived as safe. However, new findings recently published by researchers from the University of Oxford puts into question the validity of such assumptions. The scientists reviewed 52 studies investigating the effects of HRT and covering 21,500 women aged 50 years and above.
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  • Total annual hospital costs could be reduced by rapid candidemia identification

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    12 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    A new study describes a model that estimates the economic consequences of using the T2Candida® Panel (a novel diagnostic product that provides Candida detection) as an adjunct to the current… …read more Source: Blood      Related PostsBiomarkers in blood show potential as early detection method of pancreatic cancer Researchers have identified diagnostic microRNA panels in whole blood that had the ability to distinguish, to some degree, patients with […]Sepsis diagnostic quickly IDs most lethal form of sepsis T2 Biosystems, a company developing innovative…
  • Plucking hairs could help treat baldness, study finds

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    10 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Researchers found plucking 200 hairs from the back of a mouse led to the growth of up to 1,300 new ones. Could they have come across a potential cure for baldness? …read more Source: Skin Care Dermatology      Related PostsMouse study finds immune system could promote hair growth Cancer researchers have found an unexpected association between the macrophages of the immune system and regenerative skin stem cells. […]Cure for baldness? Hair-follicle-generating stem cells bring hope According to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of men will experience…
  • New Waldenström’s drug shows sustained benefit at two years

    admin
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The most recent results from a clinical trial show that ibrutinib, a newly approved drug for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia, continued to control the rare blood cancer, with 95 percent of… …read more Source: Blood      Related PostsFDA approves Natpara to control low blood calcium levels in patients with hypoparathyroidism The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Natpara (parathyroid horomone) to control hypocalcemia (low blood calcium levels) in […]Blood pressure drug may enhance cancer treatment A new study reveals that a common class…
  • Amniotic stem cells boost blood vessel growth in hydrogel therapy

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    10 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Scientists show mice injected with healing hydrogel made of fibrin and amniotic stem cells grow more robust networks of blood vessels than those injected with fibrin-only hydrogel. …read more Source: Vascular      Related PostsImproved wound healing with gene and stem cell therapy combination Findings in elderly mice offer insight into helping elderly people recover from burns Johns Hopkins researchers, working with elderly […]CTX treatment improves recovery from ischaemia through promotion of the growth of new vessels New research has shown human neural stem…
  • Delay of surgery for melanoma common among Medicare patients

    admin
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    In a study that included more than 32,000 cases of melanoma among Medicare patients, approximately 1 in 5 experienced a delay of surgery that was longer than 1. …read more Source: Skin Care Dermatology      Related PostsFDA approves Opdivo for advanced melanoma The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to Opdivo (nivolumab), a new treatment for patients with […]A downward trend for new cases of pediatric melanoma Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that has been increasing in incidence in adults over the past 40 years.
 
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  • Three Natural Supplements for Treating Depression

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Many experts consider depression to be one of the biggest public health concerns of the 21st century. According to the World Health Organization, depression, which is characterized by a persistent state of pessimism and inactivity, is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a significant contributor to disease. Moreover, it is on the increase. An […]
  • Four Surprising Uses for Peppermint Oil

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    The oil of the peppermint plant has remained a central component of many medicine cabinets for centuries, and for good reasons. Aside from being a proven anagesic, expectorant and carminative, this intense and aromatic oil is a potent anti-inflammatory that is well-known for treating gastrointestinal conditions, such as indigestion and stomach spasms, in a gentle […]
  • Five Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Magnesium is an essential macromineral that performs a huge number of important roles in the body. It is responsible for regulating enzyme reactions (including reactions that create RDN and DNA), transporting essential ions across our cell membranes, assisting in the production of ATP, and much more. All of our major organs require magnesium to function […]
  • Study Finds That Oil Pulling Can Treat Bad Breath

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil around the mouth for between 15 and 20 minutes to kill harmful oral bacteria. Despite being a popular folk remedy in its native India, oil pulling only became known in the West when a Ukrainian oncologist named F. Karach began promoting it in the […]
  • Three Proven Ways to Lose Belly Fat

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Everyone knows that being overweight can increase our risk of serious health problems. However, most people don’t realize that not all fat distribution is equal. Accumulating fat under our arms and thighs, for instance, is more of a cosmetic concern than a cause for significant medical alarm. Yes, we are better off without it and […]
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  • Super Simple White Wine Sauce Recipes

    Sebastian Kessler
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    If you haven’t been using white wine in your cooking, it’s definitely time to start so. Just like everything else we do, cooking is also an activity that should evolve in quality over time. The most important thing in cooking, is the outcome when you’re done : is it so tasty, it excites all your senses and awakens you completely? If not, try cooking with white wine, and get the difference. It’s common knowledge that cooking with wine is a sophisticated skill that needs practice. But the basics are pretty simple, and can do a lot for your everyday meals. White wine is…
  • Super-Simple And Yummy Weight-Loss Smoothies

    Sebastian Kessler
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:54 am
    Are you tired of all the “promising” diets that will make you fit in no time? Do not waste your time! The only way to lose weight is being physically active and eat clean. A great way to achieve this is by consuming the most yummy, fat free and weight loss smoothies. These super simple weight – loss drinks, full of proteins, will give you enough energy throughout the day without feeling hungry at all. The only thing you need is to possess one of the well known small electrical appliances – blenders. They will help you make this incredibly tasty drink in no time. Have a look at some of…
  • 5 Yummy Nutrient-Packed Kale Smoothie Recipes

    Sebastian Kessler
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:44 am
    Besides being actively involved in some sport activity, a proper diet plan plays also a huge role in leading a healthy lifestyle. Smoothies are a particularly popular way of eating these days. They don’t take much time to be made. All you need is to buy juicer. Just put everything you want to consume in a glass and mix it away! In general, smoothies exist because most people are not able to consume enough quantity of healthy food to satisfy their daily needs of nutrients. For example, vegetable smoothies are perfect to get a good quantity of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from a…
  • Hypnosis: What It Is And How Does It Work?

    Sebastian Kessler
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    How many times have you passed in front of a hypnotherapy Melbourne center and start to picture a mysterious hypnotist figure common in comic books, television and movies? Although this popular representation brings little resemblance to the actual hypnotism, the modern understanding of hypnotherapy concept has many different key points. What is hypnotherapy? Also known as hypnosis, hypnotherapy is a method of inducing a relaxed state of mind in order to treat some psychological or emotional disorders including anxiety, phobias, asthma, insomnia, fears, stress, smoking, etc. Modern…
  • Writing Love Poems for Him Can Help People With Dementia

    Sebastian Kessler
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Did you know that people with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be helped by writing deep love poems for him/her? This is a very interesting fact, isn’t it? Those people who experience the ill effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s illness are always helped to remember the things they may not recollect – starting from when to take their pharmaceuticals, to the thing they used to do for living, to who their relatives are. It is very difficult to envision about these situations and what that must feel like. If the main focus is less on what these individuals can actually do and more…
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    Web Health Watch

  • The Top 10 Diet Mistakes To Avoid

    admin
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The top 10 diet mistakes to avoid are the ones that can wreck your hard work and send you back to the place where you started with your endeavor of losing weight. If you are not able to wear your favorite jeans or your lost weight, which has suddenly backed up, then there are chances that you are making some of the most common diet mistakes. There are a lot of people who try to lose the extra weight of their body by following a balanced diet, but it turns out to be of no use for them. This is because people make some common diet mistakes. 1. Depending on strict diets People who have this…
  • Swine Flu Symptoms and Treatment

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    Prior to getting an idea about swine flu symptoms and treatment, it is vital to have a very clear understanding of what exactly is swine flu. The other name for swine flu is H1N1 flu. The flu is so named because previously, the people affected by it remained in the direct contact with pigs. It is actually a kind of respiratory disease which is caused due to influenza viruses infecting the respiratory system of pigs. The infection results in decreased appetite, barking cough, listless behavior and nasal secretions. The virus gets easily transmitted into human beings. People might suffer from…
  • 10 Reasons to Drink More Water

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:23 am
    You should have an idea about the 10 reasons to drink more water because if you do not drink more water you might face various issues. Some of the most common problems that you might face because of drinking less water include constipation, eczema, cold toes and fingers, memory loss, confusion, dizziness, fatigue, wrinkled and dry skin, brittle nails and hair, infections of the urinary tract, muscle pains and headaches. The problems that have been mentioned above serve as major symptoms of dehydration. The human body consists of 70% water and this water is used up in various bodily functions.
  • Sebaceous Cyst Treatment Options

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:15 pm
    The sebaceous cyst is also known as steatoma and can be defined as being a keratin retention being trapped under skin surface in a sebaceous sac made out of skin cells. These cysts are slow-growing and painless and can easily be diagnosed based on appearance. Causes The sebaceous cyst will be formed in most cases because of blocked glands, swollen follicles, high testosterone levels and skin trauma. Keratin stands out as a really strong protein that is really important for teeth, nails, hair and skin. It is actually made out mostly out of amino acids and dead cells. The problem is that…
  • Health and Comfort Benefits of a Recliner Chair

    admin
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    If you are looking to relax after a busy day or just want to enjoy the comforts of your home in the holidays rather going out, a stylish recliner is probably the best option that helps you relax while effortlessly changing your seating positions. Helping you unwind just with the touch of a button, these stylish recliners also offer maximum comfort and reliability and provide enormous health benefits to those suffering from any medical conditions. To compliment with the changing lifestyles, many of the recliners come with hidden holders and remote saving spaces and are available in different…
 
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  • Laser Hair Removal

    LipoAdvisor.com
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:21 am
    Laser Hair Removal is an aesthetic procedure which aims at removing unwanted hair from particular areas of the face and the body. In 2012, it came third in the list of the most commercial non-surgical cosmetic procedures and it still is considered as a very marketable operation; that comes as no surprise, since this specific […]
  • Microdermabrasion

    LipoAdvisor.com
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:47 am
    Microdermabrasion (sometimes referred to as “lunchtime peel”) is a cosmetic, minimally invasive method that aims at flattening wrinkles, fine lines and scars through removing the surface layer of dead skin cells (skin resurfacing). Thanks to its qualities, it is stated that it can be carried out using a home kit, although having it performed by […]
  • Chemical Peel

    LipoAdvisor.com
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    Chemical Peel is a skin resurfacing technique which utilizes a chemical solution in order to remove the superficial, older layers of the skin so as the newer ones come forth, thus delivering a healthier, reinvigorated appearance. How Does Chemical Peel Work? Chemical Peel is performed through the application of a chemical solution to specific areas […]
  • Study shows Fat Grafting improves Breast Augmentation Results

    LipoAdvisor.com
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:54 am
    Great news come from ASPS official journal (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery). A new study published at P&RS shows that fat grafting can bring about improved cosmetic results in breast augmentation. Dr. Fransisco Bravo of Clinica Gomez Bravo, Madrid conducted a study examining the breast augmentation results of 59 women! 38 patients had conventional breast augmentation (using breast […]
  • All you must know about liposuction before you opt for it

    Carol Pereira
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    by Health Blogger Carol N.  Weight loss is the dream to some while it is the necessity for many but very few can actually achieve it. There are some problem areas in body that are prone to fat deposition and none of the weight loss techniques would help in removing this stubborn fat. This problem […]
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    Barefoot Beginnings

  • 10 Daily Habits That Will Make Your Life Lighter and Happier

    Tina Williamson
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Our modern world is often filled with stress and sadness, but we don’t have to suffer unnecessarily. Life can be much simpler, making your life simpler will reduce the heaviness. In order to make our lives lighter and happier, I want to share 10 of my own habits that I like to implement on a daily basis. […] The post 10 Daily Habits That Will Make Your Life Lighter and Happier appeared first on Barefoot Beginnings.
  • The Twenty Best Wedding Songs You May Have Never Heard

    Tina Williamson
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.” -Roy Croft ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED?  If so, congratulations, and you’ve come to the right place […] The post The Twenty Best Wedding Songs You May Have Never Heard appeared first on Barefoot Beginnings.
  • How to Transform Your Life in Ten Minutes or Less

    Tina Williamson
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. ~ Morgan Freeman When did you last do nothing? I mean nothing — no reading, talking, eating, emailing, TV – I mean nothing. This is a scary thought isn’t it? We are very uncomfortable doing nothing. […] The post How to Transform Your Life in Ten Minutes or Less appeared first on Barefoot Beginnings.
  • 20 Things To Let Go of Before the New Year

    Tina Williamson
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Are you like the rest of us poor, sad souls? Waiting by idly for happiness to find you? You can’t just wait for happiness to find you silly; you have to make your own happiness. Surprisingly there are tried and tested things we can all do today to help happiness seep into our lives – at any age […] The post 20 Things To Let Go of Before the New Year appeared first on Barefoot Beginnings.
  • 10 Steps to Instantly Turn Any Job Into Your Dream Job

    Tina Williamson
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Is it safe to say we don’t all have a job dreams are made of?  What a romantic notion to think that everyone in the world can find a job they love so that “they never have to work a day in their life.”  This article is in no way telling you not to pursue your dreams, but […] The post 10 Steps to Instantly Turn Any Job Into Your Dream Job appeared first on Barefoot Beginnings.
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  • The Easy Path to Recovery is to Accept the Hard Path

    Patrick
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    One of the greatest paradoxes about overcoming addiction is that you actually find that the journey becomes easier once you accept the more difficult path. What exactly does this mean? It means that in every alcoholic and drug addict’s struggle … Continue reading → The post The Easy Path to Recovery is to Accept the Hard Path appeared first on Spiritual River | How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and Get the Addiction Help You Need.
  • How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Saved My Life

    Patrick
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    There is no doubt about it, inpatient rehab saved my life. Let me tell you exactly why this was the case. My situation at the time of surrender and entry into inpatient rehab I went to rehab three times in … Continue reading → The post How Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Saved My Life appeared first on Spiritual River | How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and Get the Addiction Help You Need.
  • Recovering From Alcohol Addiction Entirely on Your Own

    Patrick
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Is it possible to recover from alcohol addiction entirely on your own? The answer to that question is both yes and no. If you ask people who are heavily involved in traditional recovery programs (such as Alcoholics Anonymous), they will … Continue reading → The post Recovering From Alcohol Addiction Entirely on Your Own appeared first on Spiritual River | How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and Get the Addiction Help You Need.
  • What Action to Take if You are Sick and Tired of Drinking Alcohol

    Patrick
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    It can be really tough to know what to do when you are struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction. Anyone who has been on this particular path will know exactly what I am talking about….you feel as if everything is … Continue reading → The post What Action to Take if You are Sick and Tired of Drinking Alcohol appeared first on Spiritual River | How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and Get the Addiction Help You Need.
 
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