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  • Is Exercise Genetic?

    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog
    Marissa
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Contributor: “Dr. J” Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200. © lzf – Fotolia.com Are some people born to exercise while others are not? This interesting premise was studied by a group of scientists at the University of Missouri and the paper recently accepted for publication in The Journal of Physiology. Bearing the impressive title “Nucleus accumbens neuronal maturation differences in…
  • U.S. Cold War Policy Was Designed by a Bigot

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    David Greenberg
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    On a hot, dusty sunday in September 1959, George Frost Kennan welcomed to his Pennsylvania farmhouse a peculiar trio of political intellectuals. Trekking out to see the retired diplomat and renowned Sovietologist on that Labor Day weekend were the German-born psychologist Erich Fromm, the sociologis
  • To improve total health and fitness, let’s enhance brain functioning

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    SharpBrains
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Surgeon general says brain health ‘new frontier’ (ARNEWS): “Brain health is the “new frontier” in science said Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho as she kicked off a two-day consortium on the topic. Tapping into the full potential of the brain can have immense benefits for Soldiers, their families and the nation, said the Army’s surgeon general in opening remarks…The brain is the only organ in the human body that has self-awareness, she said. It has evolved the ability to predict threats and act proactively. “Ultimately, the decisions made by the brain impact our overall health and…
  • Give Me My BROCCOLI!!

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    Laura Moncur
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    I adore this animated GIF I found on work sweat achieve! That first cat is all, “I’m not eating THAT!” The second cat is like, “Give me my BROCCOLI!!” I want to be like the second cat. I want to love broccoli so much that I am willing to fight for it. This image is from this YouTube video. You can see it in full here: The last time I had broccoli was at Sizzler last Friday. I ordered the steak and had it with blue cheese crumbles and mushrooms. I moved the mushrooms and blue cheese off my steak onto my broccoli to make it more palatable. Why can’t I just…
  • Is Belly fat linked to kidney diseases?

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    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:19 am
    Have you ever thought whether the processed foods you are eating are causing adverse health effects? Processed foods that are laden with phosphorus might increase the risk for kidney diseases. Researchers from Johns Hopkins claim that, “reducing your waist circumference and cutting down on dietary phosphorus has been linked to lower levels of protein in...Read More
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  • J&J Employee Champions of Care -- EMEA Feature

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    J&J Employee Champions of Care -- EMEA Feature In the spirit of CARE INSPIRES CARE™ and the FIFA World Cup™ Sponsorship, the Champions of Care program shines a spotlight on the unsung people who perform i... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 5 0 ratings Time: 08:50 More in Education
  • J&J Employee Champions of Care -- EMEA Highlights

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    J&J Employee Champions of Care -- EMEA Highlights In the spirit of CARE INSPIRES CARE™ and the FIFA World Cup™ Sponsorship, the Champions of Care program shines a spotlight on the unsung people who perform i... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 02:42 More in Education
  • J&J CEO Alex Gorsky talks to Wharton's SiriusXM radio show

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:14 pm
    J&J CEO Alex Gorsky talks to Wharton's SiriusXM radio show Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky talks to Michael Useem, Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylv... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 1192 6 ratings Time: 02:28 More in Education
  • Innovation Helps Boy Enjoy Life Even More

    19 Mar 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Innovation Helps Boy Enjoy Life Even More From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 938 1 ratings Time: 02:31 More in Education
  • Karla Martínez anuncia las nominaciones de Campeones del Cariño

    6 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Karla Martínez anuncia las nominaciones de Campeones del Cariño Nomina a alguien que te inspire a dar cariño para que se convierta en uno de nuestros Campeones del Cariño y tenga la oportunidad de ganar dos entradas para ... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 205975 5 ratings Time: 00:56 More in Education
 
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  • 10 Questions: Dave Mittman, PA

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- How can medical professionals avoid burnout? Be as good a spouse, as good a Dad, as good a volunteer as you are a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or physician, Dave Mittman, PA, told MedPage Today.
  • HTN Guidance Takes Center Stage at NKF

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    (MedPage Today) -- Guidelines on hypertension management, particularly the recent JNC8 recommendations, will be a major talking point at this year's National Kidney Foundation spring clinical meetings, experts said.
  • How To Get Medicare To Cover A Spa Trip

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    (MedPage Today) -- Good news for doctors who think their patients need a trip to the spa: Medicare will reimburse, with only two catches.
  • Biggest Insurer Shocked with Hep C Costs

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    (MedPage Today) -- UnitedHealth Group spent $100 million on hepatitis C drugs in the first 3 months of the year, much more than expected, the company said.
  • The WeekAhead: NKF, SGIM, and JAMA Does Neurology

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    (MedPage Today) -- This week MedPage Today staff head to Las Vegas for the National Kidney Foundation and San Diego for the Society of General Internal Medicine, while in Washington the FDA turns its attention to shocking therapies.
 
 
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  • 5 studies you may have missed

    Jacque Wilson
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other. Antidepressants may increase autism risk Journal: Pediatrics Taking antidepressants during pregnancy may increase your child's risk of autism, especially if the baby is a boy, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data from 966 mothers and their children. Kids who were exposed to SSRIs, also known as…
  • Salmonella cases down, but watch out for other foodborne bacteria

    nkounang
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    You might want to think twice before heading out to your favorite oyster bar. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual report card on foodborne illnesses, vibrio infections – most frequently found in raw or undercooked shellfish - have increased by 75% since the CDC's previous analysis period, 2006-2008. That's about 6,600 cases for every 100,000 people - and for every case that is reported, the CDC estimates there 142 more that aren't diagnosed. The microbe that causes vibrio is found naturally in coastal saltwater. It only represents…
  • Apathy in older folks could signal shrinking brain

    fabval
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Being apathetic is usually defined as showing a lack of enthusiasm or energy. Most people who experience it say they just aren’t motivated to do anything. Although anyone in any age group can become apathetic, it has been well documented that apathy tends to affect those in their golden years. Now scientists believe that an elderly person’s lack of emotion and indifference to the world could be a sign his or her brain is shrinking. A study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, and funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Aging, found that older…
  • New trial may be step forward for spinal cord injuries

    mfalco
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    In what may be another step forward in treating spinal cord injuries, a safety trial will begin this year on the practice of injecting stem cells directly into the injury site, Neuralstem Inc. announced Wednesday.  The Maryland company said the University of California, San Diego's Institutional Review Board had approved its clinical trial protocol, which also has approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The first eight patients who will be enrolled will be paraplegics who had a thoracic spinal cord injury one to two years ago and have no motor or sensory function below the…
  • Brain scans may predict if patients will wake up

    Jacque Wilson
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    It can be one of the most difficult diagnoses for a doctor to make: whether a brain-damaged patient is in a permanent vegetative state and will never wake up, or if he is in a minimally conscious state and may one day recover. In fact, for patients with significant swelling in the brain, a doctor's outcome prediction is currently "a little better than flipping a coin," researchers Jamie Sleigh and Catherine Warnaby write in The Lancet this week. However, a new study published with their editorial suggests that some types of brain imaging could make an accurate diagnosis…
 
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  • Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?

    Juliet Lapidos
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Five days a week I commute to a skyscraper in the main business district of a large city and sit at a desk within whispering distance of another desk. Whatever the word “work” used to conjure, my version is now quite standard. About 40 million Americans make a living in some sort of cubicle. Ar
  • U.S. Cold War Policy Was Designed by a Bigot

    David Greenberg
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    On a hot, dusty sunday in September 1959, George Frost Kennan welcomed to his Pennsylvania farmhouse a peculiar trio of political intellectuals. Trekking out to see the retired diplomat and renowned Sovietologist on that Labor Day weekend were the German-born psychologist Erich Fromm, the sociologis
  • Edward Snowden Is Russia's Puppet Now

    Benjamin Wittes
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    I have maintained a certain agnosticism about Edward Snowden’s relationship with the Russian intelligence services up until now. I noted with interest, but unconvinced, statements by congressional intelligence committee leaders that suggested he was a spy. And I 
  • Everybody Is Anxious, and Nobody Wants to Talk About It

    Sophie McBain
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
  • David Axelrod Might Win the Next British Election for Labour

    Marcus Roberts
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    David Axelrod's alliance with Ed Miliband is the perfect match of message and messenger. Labour gains a comms guru with soundbite skill and strategic insight whilst Axelro
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  • Low Tolerance for Pain? The Reason May Be In Your Genes

    American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.
  • Low Tolerance for Pain? The Reason May Be In Your Genes

    American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    - Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.
  • "Chaperone" Compounds Offer New Approach to Alzheimer's Treatment

    Columbia University Medical Center
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex. Retromer plays a vital role in neurons, steering amyloid precursor protein (APP) away from a region of the cell where APP is cleaved, creating the potentially toxic byproduct amyloid-beta, which is thought to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.
  • Cancer Stem Cells Linked to Drug Resistance

    University of California, San Diego Health Sciences
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a biomarker called CD61 on the surface of drug-resistant tumors that appears responsible for inducing tumor metastasis by enhancing the stem cell-like properties of cancer cells.
  • Study of Gut Microbes, Antibiotics Offers Clues to Improving Immunity in Premature Babies

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs--germs that help to kick-start the infant's immune system. But antibiotics, used to fight bacterial infection, may paradoxically interrupt a newborn's own immune responses.
 
 
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  • Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    (Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said. The crash occurred at 3:15 a.m. local time in Palmdale, which is located about 63 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Robert Rodriguez, 20, of Palmdale, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged at the Palmdale Sheriff's Station with vehicular manslaughter, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. "The driver was at a high rate of…
  • Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)on Saturday and Sunday, adding up to 49 infections in six days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the people infected and has no cure. MERS, a SARS-like novel coronavirus that emerged in Saudi Arabia two years ago, has infected 244 people in the kingdom, of whom 76 have died, the Health Ministry said on its website. He said he did not know why there had been a surge of cases in Jeddah but said it might be part of a seasonal pattern since there was also a…
  • Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported. The paper cited senior investment bankers and industry sources saying that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two but that no talks were currently under way after AstraZeneca resisted the approach. Pfizer and AstraZeneca both declined to comment on the report to Reuters. AstraZeneca, Britain's second-biggest pharmaceuticals group, has been frequently touted as a potential takeover target as it…
  • On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste exacerbating hunger

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. "We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all war and every conflict, whether great or small, ancient or recent," he said in his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message. Francis, marking the second Easter season of his pontificate, celebrated a Mass to an overflowing crowd of at least 150,000 in St.
  • Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug

    19 Apr 2014 | 8:56 pm
    By Chris Francescani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday. The warning marks the latest fallout from the widespread security bug, which surfaced this month and allows hackers to steal data online without a trace. Companies from Amazon.com Inc to Google Inc. have been forced to take steps to protect against Heartbleed. HealthCare.gov, a health insurance exchange…
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    WHO news

  • WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    9 April 2014 -- WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year.
  • World Health Day 2014: Preventing vector-borne diseases

    2 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    2 April 2014 -- More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than 1 billion people are infected and more than 1 million die from vector-borne diseases. This World Health Day – 7 April – WHO is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan “Small bite, big threat”.
  • 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

    24 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    25 March 2014 -- In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.
  • Progress in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

    20 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    20 March 2014 -- Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in 4 of these people was diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services.
  • Message from WHO Director-General on International Women’s Day

    7 Mar 2014 | 1:01 am
    7 March 2014 -- On this day, WHO joins others in celebrating women’s achievements. These achievements are inspiring, and they can inspire change. In health development, as in many other areas, women are agents of change. They are the driving force that creates better lives for families, communities and, increasingly, the countries they have been elected to govern.
 
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    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog

  • Junk Food Makes You Lazy

    Marissa
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    © aboikis – Fotolia.com A new study has found that being overweight and consistently eating processed food can lead to feelings of tiredness and inactivity. Researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) conducted a rat study — they placed the rats into two groups and fed the 32 female rates one of two diets for six months. The first group rate a normal rat’s diet of unprocessed foods like fish meal and ground corn. The second group was fed a diet of processed foods and high sugar. After three months, researchers found that the rats on the junk food diet…
  • ‘Freelee the Banana Girl’ Eats Up to 51 Bananas a Day

    Marissa
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo credit: The Huffington Post A woman from Australia says her almost all-fruit diet has led to her thin physique and all-around better health. Freelee the Banana Girl promotes her lifestyle on her YouTube channel, where she shares her health and fitness tips. According the The Daily Mail, Freelee used to suffer from both anorexia and bulimia. She adopted a low fat, high carb, raw, vegan diet and ended up losing 40 pounds. She was also able to clear up her acne, and fight against her chronic fatigue syndrome, low thyroid, and bad digestion. She does allow herself to eat cooked and heated…
  • Lab Notes: Study: Circumcision Benefits Exceed Risks; Most Foodborne Illnesses Are on the Rise

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    19 Apr 2014 | 12:10 am
    On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of this past week’s (April 12, 2014 through April 19, 2014) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes. 1. Study: Circumcision Benefits Exceed Risks Circumcision rates in the U.S. are down from 83% in the 1960s to 77% as of 2010, and that’s unfortunate, according to a report which says that the procedure’s health benefits outweigh its risks and drawbacks by a factor…
  • Is Exercise Genetic?

    Marissa
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Contributor: “Dr. J” Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200. © lzf – Fotolia.com Are some people born to exercise while others are not? This interesting premise was studied by a group of scientists at the University of Missouri and the paper recently accepted for publication in The Journal of Physiology. Bearing the impressive title “Nucleus accumbens neuronal maturation differences in…
  • Australian Researchers Working on a Non-Addictive Pain Killer

    Marissa
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Australian researchers are working on a new drug made from cone snail venom, which would serve as a powerful and non-addictive pain killer. The drug is said to be 100 times more potent than morphine or gabapentine. The snail’s venom contains a protein that has been used to form five experimental compounds. A preliminary study on lab rats “appeared to significantly reduce pain,” said a press release from the University of Queensland, where the research is being conducted. “This is an important incremental step that could serve as the blueprint for the development of a…
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  • DETAIL INFORMATION ABOUT P90X FITNESS PROGRAM

    26 Mar 2014 | 3:27 am
    Philip Williamson P90X fitness It's really appealing to understand there are individuals who're greatly centered on their physique. They're conscious that after you've match system, this uses which you'll reduce possible healthcare issues as time goes by. You will find undoubtedly lots of work-out applications available. Power 90 Exercise Strategy is one of the many stated applications by newcomers and professionals within the area of exercise. P90x Exercise Strategy has been in a position to provide incredible benefits to lots of individuals. If you're some of those people who are likely to…
  • Learn More From The Fitness Expert

    25 Mar 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Philip Williamson fitness expert Since every individual knows the importance of exercises, they chose the right workout place i.e. gym, to perform their exercising activities. Many who do not like going to gyms they do their exercise or workouts at their home by doing some pushups and pull ups, which are definitely fruitful, but for longer results they must know which kind of exercise can help them to  build up their body or provide appropriate shape to it. Many people purchase exercising equipment to have their particular private gymnasium in the house, so they don't need to wander…
  • One Can Get Better Result By Hiring Own Personal Trainer

    18 Feb 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Philip Williamson personal trainer If you've been struggling to get in shape then you may just need your own personal fitness trainer to help you. Getting in shape is never an easy task if you've "let yourself go" but the journey will be much easier with your own fitness guru by your side. Getting in Shape For many people a personal trainer may be just what the doctor ordered; especially if you've allowed your physical condition to wander. Getting in shape is like anything else, it's going to take time, commitment and a few resources to reach your goal. Truly deciding that you want to change…
  • Importance Of Diet

    14 Feb 2014 | 4:01 am
    Philip Williamson Diet Obesity is a main problem in the contemporary countries, particularly because being overweight raises with age. Obesity is very easily avoided with correct diet and normal exercise. Losing bodyweight can do a great deal for your look and your total health. You're overweight? Then these suggestions for fast weight loss are perfect. If you would like to lose weight you should offer a minimal of calories in your diet plan. You may do this by reducing your calories and burn off calories by, for example sports activities, and even much better is to utilize both for quicker…
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  • PostSecret: Soap on the Cake

    Laura Moncur
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    This postcard from PostSecret reminded me of how I stayed in my addiction to food for so long. It reads: I had to put soap on this so I wouldn’t eat it out of the garbage. It wasn’t even that good. I knew that putting soap on food was a sign of disordered eating. I remember throwing away cake and thinking, “See, I’m not that bad. I can throw away cake and not have to soap on it like those poor people who are binge eaters.” It was a way that I tricked myself. I wasn’t a binge eater because I could throw away food without getting it out of the garbage. Of…
  • What If You Could Use 100% of Your Brain Capacity?

    Laura Moncur
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    I saw the trailer to this new movie, Lucy, and it really got me to thinking. I really believe that the spiritual side of weight loss is what I have been missing since the beginning and I REALLY believe that spirituality is merely accessing part of my brain that I have allowed to become dormant my whole life. Watching this preview makes me wonder how my life would be different if I had been able to access the entirety of my spiritual potential. I especially love this visual image from the movie trailer: She says, I can feel every living thing. What if it were like that? What if I could feel…
  • PostSecret: Obsessive Cravings

    Laura Moncur
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:52 pm
    This postcard from PostSecret reminded me of how I white-knuckled my way down to 150 pounds. It reads: My diet makes me obsess about food to the point where I google image search my cravings in an attempt to stave them off… Just a note to this person and anyone else in this situation: IT DOESN’T WORK. I have done many crazy things to keep myself from eating food, which just fed my obsession. Looking at food on the Internet. Smelling food, but not eating it. Getting scratch and sniff stickers and smelling them instead of eating. Eating too much healthy food instead. Planning how I…
  • Sardines – What Was I Afraid Of?

    Laura Moncur
    29 Mar 2014 | 8:20 am
    A friend on Lose It! had recommended sardines. He said that they are great for protein and they were healthier for me than tuna fish. According to Wikipedia, he’s right: Sardine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sardines are rich in vitamins and minerals. A small serving of sardines once a day can provide 13 percent of vitamin B2; roughly one-quarter of niacin; and about 150 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin B12. All B vitamins help to support proper nervous system function and are used for energy metabolism, or converting food into energy. Also, sardines are high…
  • Give Me My BROCCOLI!!

    Laura Moncur
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    I adore this animated GIF I found on work sweat achieve! That first cat is all, “I’m not eating THAT!” The second cat is like, “Give me my BROCCOLI!!” I want to be like the second cat. I want to love broccoli so much that I am willing to fight for it. This image is from this YouTube video. You can see it in full here: The last time I had broccoli was at Sizzler last Friday. I ordered the steak and had it with blue cheese crumbles and mushrooms. I moved the mushrooms and blue cheese off my steak onto my broccoli to make it more palatable. Why can’t I just…
 
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    EcoSalon | Conscious Culture and Fashion

  • Yellowberry: Age-Appropriate Lingerie for the Little Ladies

    Leena Oijala
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Discover Yellowberry, an awesome new collection of cotton bras for girls aged 11-15. And even more awesome is the fact that Yellowberry founder Megan Grassell is only 18 years old. She came up with the idea for setting up this company when the lack of age-appropriate lingerie for pre-teens and young teenagers hit her in the face on a shopping trip with her 13-year old sister. The two girls “came across the same thing at every store: push-up features, underwires, and padding that were all part of the standard to make a girl “grow” two cup sizes.” But this didn’t fit with Megan’s…
  • 7 Spring Cleaning Tips Just in Time for Allergy Season

    Sara Novak
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s been called the “pollen vortex.” Tree pollen counts have been exasperated as a result of this winter’s polar vortex. That means an amped up spring cleaning session is in order.  Heightened pollen counts mean an uncomfortable allergy season. If you suffer from allergies, spring cleaning is a must. Healthy space designer Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home, also an ambassador to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has tips for taking spring cleaning to the next level. 1. Replace your shower curtain. According to Robin Wilson, you should replace your vinyl shower…
  • How to Avoid Relationship Problems When You Can’t Stand His Friends

    Krissy Brady
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Have a hate-on for your beau’s entourage? Here’s how to make sure it doesn’t cause relationship problems. Once upon a time, you fell in love with your guy – but not his friends. Some of them are okay, while others you fantasize hitting with your car, and you’ve actually Googled “how to make voodoo dolls” with them in mind. The good news is: You’re not alone. According to a recent study, 1 in 4 women don’t like their partner’s friends. The bad news is: 1 in 10 say that has put a strain on their relationship, and you don’t want this to be you. There are several…
  • Intro to Feminist Porn – Part 1: Sexual Healing

    Stefanie Iris Weiss
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    ColumnAre you a feminist? Do you like porn? Luckily your politics and your pleasure can hang out in the same room without humiliating each other: feminist porn is here to stay. Feminism is complicated – it has come in waves and continues to exist in camps. It’s less and less a dirty word – even some celebs are embracing the once-shunned Big F — it’s become a trend (for better or worse). But when it comes to pleasure, there’s long been a divide between anti-porn/anti-sex feminists and sex-positive feminists. Andrea Dworkin and Catherine MacKinnon rose to prominence in the…
  • 5 Ways to Rock Exotic Tribal Print Patterns in Your Wardrobe and Decor

    Jen Wallace
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Everywhere we turn, the stylish among us seem to be rocking exotic tribal print. And with 2014 definitely turning out to be the year of the print, we thought we would share some of suggestions for how you too can work tribal prints into your wardrobe and your decor. Whether you are a self-described bohemian or your look is more of a classically put together one, tribal-inspired prints and patterns can work for you. From Ikat to Navajo Chinle and from Aztec Ganado to Japanese Shibori, tribal print can be incorporated into every style. Here are 5 tribal prints and patterns for inspiration to…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • The Why’s of Continuing Education

    Selena Horner
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Logically, there are 3 rational reasons for continuing education: Offer a new service to better serve others Strengthen weaknesses/improve to better serve others Professionally grow to better serve others Life has taught me that we don’t base the majority of decisions based on logic, so I need to toss those 3 reasons out the window. Although those 3 reasons sound intuitively accurate, how about the irrational side of continuing education? We base our continuing education decisions on a memory of our clinical experiences. What do we tend to remember most? We remember the best, worst and…
  • What Medicare #physicaltherapy Data Doesn’t Tell You

    Larry Benz
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    For about the past week, there has been a lot of reporting regarding the CMS release of medicare payments to providers in 2012.  In an early responsive move, AMA provided a release entitled 9 ways CMS’ claim data release could mislead patients, reporters. APTA’s response-not exactly bold or informative was simply a referred link to AMA (am sure Membership Matters Week was simply a priority).  It is unclear to me why CMS is being exempt from criticism on this-although clearly the best defense might simply be an offense. CMS’ working theory is that by providing public access to…
  • Medicare Pays $4 Million to a Physical Therapist

    Selena Horner
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    With a little digging, you can quickly learn that the $4 million pay out did go to an individual who has a valid NPI.  The gentleman also has a valid license to practice as a physical therapist AND the number on his license matches the NPI number. His numbers are SO huge… he’s got to have a fantastically LARGE facility and an even larger parking lot right? Guess again, folks…. Although I can’t tell the square footage of the facility, I do know that based on his numbers from 2012, that parking lot should be packed! 8 evals a day plus all the units that had to be billed…
  • Medicare And Mathematics

    Selena Horner
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
    It finally happened… it is now public knowledge what Medicare has paid providers. For the outpatient world, let’s do some math, okay? 1 day = 8 hours = 480 minutes = 32 units 1 week = 5 days =  40 hours  = 2,400 minutes = 160 units 1 year = 52 weeks = 8,320 units Let’s focus on timed one-on-one units. Let’s pretend 1 unit = $35. Let’s pretend physical therapists do not take a vacation. AND let’s pretend 100% productivity. Let’s also pretend 100% Medicare beneficiaries. In 1 year, 1 physical therapist brings in $291,200. Let’s keep the same…
  • We’ve Got to Be the Change We Want to See in Our Industry

    Heidi Jannenga
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    I’ve been in physical therapy practice for a while now—hard to believe it’s been almost two decades—and our industry has changed a lot since I first started treating. Fifteen years ago, we lived in a corporate-dominated world ruled by giants like HealthSouth and NovaCare that swallowed up many of the “mom and pop” practices or forced them out of business. However, when the economy toppled in the early 2000s, so too did many of the giants. And they left quite the PR nightmare in their wake. As the big dogs fell, bankruptcy and dissolution headlines hit the front pages, as did…
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Hot Cross Buns

    Mel
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    “Do you know what hot cross buns are?” I asked Josh as he made coffee on Friday morning. “They don’t seem like something good to eat right now,” he pointed out.  In addition to being Good Friday, it was also the Jewish holiday of Pesach. “No, I just meant, do you know what they are?” […]
  • Dear Twin Kids, One of You is “Extra” According to the Atlantic

    Mel
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    Eeny meeny miny moe One of you is extra though Fertility treatments made it so The Atlantic told me to pick the very best one and you are not it. A tiny favour, all magazines.  When you are talking about human beings, unless you are referencing the phrase “the heir and the spare” when speaking […]
  • 490th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    So I was about to start out this post by telling you that I was deleting Candy Crush from my mobile device. I’ve definitely slowed down in my playing. (I’m on level 421, so not making a lot of forward progress anymore.)  But moreover, I haven’t been able to have it sync with Facebook for […]
  • Birth and Death: Chelsea Clinton to Gabriel Garcia Márquez

    Mel
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    I got two CNN alerts on the heels of one another, attached to each other in Gmail like mating dragonflies.  Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.  And seconds later, Gabriel Garcia Márquez is dead. My favourite Márquez story is a popular one: “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.”  I used to teach […]
  • American Greetings Wants You to Know That Dads Suck… Until Father’s Day

    Mel
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Parenting is hard. You are responsible for another human being, 24/7. There are no sick days, no vacation days. (Unless you have child care, though even when you’re not there, you’re still technically responsible for this other person’s life.) When you sign on to parent, you have to parent regardless of whatever else is happening […]
 
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  • I introduced the Cadbury Creme Egg to the USA.

    Carla
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    Once upon a time I meet a boy. He was different from others I’d dated—in myriad ways—one being he frequently told me he couldn’t wait for our “honeymoon period” to be over. I like the time when I’ve heard all the other person’s stories and start to hear them all for a second time. To him the second time wasn’t the internal eye-roll I’ve heard this before experience, but an I love this. I know you. I know this story. comfy time. I share that as disclaimer of sorts.  He heard this tale a trillion times and, toward the thirty-third…
  • Brazen like a MOTHA!

    Carla
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    I am brazen. This isn’t something I’ve always realized, though. So much of my life, I’ve struggled with what seemed to me to be my reckless desire to live outside of society’s expectations for a woman. Since I was 20 years old, I’ve walked in and out of entrepreneurship, a brazen act in and of itself, but even as I did it, I always carried an apology with me. “I’m sorry,” I would tell my husband, my family members, my friends. “I wish I could work a typical 9-5, earn a freaking paycheck, and just be normal.” I believed that my desire to chase my “crazy schemes” was a…
  • Real girls. Reel stories.

    Carla
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
      I was incredibly inspired by Carla’s Brazen post and after nodding enthusiastically at the computer screen– I decided to answer her call to action: What does BRAZEN mean to me? I am the founder of Camp Reel Stories, a media camp for teenage girls.  And I am about to embark on year two of getting 13-18 year old girls to work with professional mentors to make their own media. I have been thinking a lot about what I want our 90 campers and 40 + volunteers to leave camp with. At the end of our week together what has Camp Reel Stories added to their tool kit of life? YES, …
  • The No Excuses! t-shirt exercise.

    Carla
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
     It’s tee-shirt time.  Again.  I’ve got an eight year old sidekick who’d *love* to SHARPIE-up a tee and a college BFF who’s nothing if not honest.  Today’s my day.  Is today YOUR day? Ok, People. I’m passionate enough about this exercise I’m willing to put my *misfit heart* on the line & admit I really hope you choose to join in. You may choose to do it the way that I did. You may choose to do a second option explained below. I simply hope you choose to participate.  The No Excuses!! tee-shirt exercise is something Ive done number of times…
  • Getting (Eggland’s) FRESH with the Husband.

    Carla
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    I am the Eggland’s Best EGG’vangelist and the below is a sponsored post.  The fact I’ve stolen the Child, run away to NYC & left the Husband to food-fend for himself is all my own.   Dear Husband, At this point I’m hoping you’ve noticed the Tornado and I are gone. Not to worry.  We are merely galavanting around New York City taking some meetings in the City Which Never Sleeps (hence my bringing our child. she fits right in!) and shall return soon. Since she & I tend to be the ones most EGGcited about food prep and planning — we wanted to leave you…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Running Animated GIF's...why not?

    Scott Dunlap
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    For your lazy Saturday viewing pleasure...(Run, Bacon Kid, Run!!!)(Holy green screens, Batman! Run for it!)(That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a run)(Free donuts at the finish line!)(Jamie Summers rocks the track suit)(What I feel like beginning a climb up Mt. Blanc)(Why does this one make total sense to me?)(Movin'!)(REALLY Movin'!)(SpongeBob and his pacer, Patrick)(Chariots of Wildfire)If you know of other good ones, point me to them!- SD
  • Strava Scores with Latest Mobile Upgrade

    Scott Dunlap
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:24 am
    I’ll be honest – I’ve wanted to blog about Strava ever since I joined the online athlete community over nine months ago, but have always hesitated to hit the “publish” button on my review. It’s not that I eschew the digital invasion of my nature-soaked trail runs; on the spectrum of no-electronics-purist to near-cyborg, my Silicon Valley roots definitely pull me towards the latter, quantifying my life with bpm’s, vertical feet, digital red lines scribbled across Google maps, and playlist soundscapes. The hesitation came instead from an unwillingness to expose my critical…
  • Fun Video from Team inov-8 Retreat

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Team inov-8 had their first US retreat last month in Big Sur, CA, to test out some new products, share tips and secrets, and enjoy the eclectic group of trail runners, CrossFitters, and triathletes that make up the 2014 team. My roomy for the weekend, 2013 Barkley Marathon winner (and finisher, for that matter) Nickademus Hollon, put together this unofficial video which captured a lot of the fun moments. A few of my favorite highlights from the retreat:Showing up with Bryon Powell in Big Sur just as Alex Nichols, Peter Maksimow, and Joe Grant return from a one-hour-turned-into-six-hours run…
 
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  • Sarcoidosis - 2014 Lancet review

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown cause that is characterised by the formation of immune granulomas in various organs, mainly the lungs and the lymphatic system. Sarcoidosis might be the result of an exaggerated granulomatous reaction after exposure to unidentified antigens in individuals who are genetically susceptible. Diagnosis is made by symptoms, PFTs, CXR, CT, endobronchial ultrasound and PET for assessment of inflammatory activity.Recognition of unexplained persistent disabling symptoms, fatigue, small-fibre neurological impairment, cognitive failure, and changes to health…
  • Top medicine articles for April 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Noninfluenza Vaccination Rates Among U.S. Adults Remain Low - only 16% for Tdap in 2012 http://buff.ly/NcduqDAdult Tonsillectomy Shown to Be Safe: 30-day mortality rate was low, at 0.03%. 1.2% had complications http://buff.ly/1c96hwIParabens in Our Lotions and Shampoos - they are in 15,000 personal care products - and mimic estrogen http://buff.ly/Ncer2nCounter-intuitive Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean - NPR reviews the evidence http://buff.ly/1aUOgaxCat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections - they inject…
  • Fibromyalgia - An Emerging but Controversial Condition - 2014 JAMA Update

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Fibromyalgia is not a rheumatological disease but a central pain syndrome. It is a complicated condition that tends to last a long time, although people do get better. The syndrome termed fibromyalgia or fibrositis has attracted the interest of investigators for quite some time. Although some authors believe that fibromyalgia is not a discrete condition, rheumatologists now report that fibromyalgia is one of the most common diagnoses in ambulatory practice. Recent estimates of the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the United States have ranged from 3 to 6 million.This JAMA video introduces a free…
  • Male hypogonadism - 2014 Lancet review

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Clinical presentations vary dependent on:- time of onset of androgen deficiency- whether the defect is in testosterone production or spermatogenesis- associated genetic factors- history of androgen therapyDiagnosis of hypogonadism is made on the basis of:- signs and symptoms consistent with androgen deficiency- low morning testosterone concentrations in serum on multiple occasions Several testosterone-replacement therapies are approved. Contraindications to testosterone-replacement therapy include:- prostate and breast cancers- uncontrolled congestive heart failure- severe lower-urinary-tract…
  • Real doctors, real people: from beekeeper to "tough mudder"

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Dr. Jonathan Kirsch, a hospitalist at UNC Health Care, is also a beekeeper. He enjoys both the honey and the benefit of pollinated fruit trees and hand-picked fruit.A team from the UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program headed up by Tippu Khan, PharmD, BCOP and Nicole Frazier, RN, BSN participated in an epic journey which included leaping over fire, trekking through waste-high mud, tossing spears, dodging attacks and most of all braving near freezing temperatures in the driving rain. What is all this about? It's the Spartan Race, an event of pure primitive craziness that promises…
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Last remaining U.S. press council closes next month

    Gary Schwitzer
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    On Poynter.org, Craig Silverman writes about the end next month of the Washington News Council, the last such body to conduct independent reviews of consumer complaints about news coverage. Excerpts: “Who can oversee ethics on blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and all the other social media platforms?” (John Hamer, who co-founded the WNC and serves as its Executive Director and Board President.) said in the announcement. “We’re all deluged daily with factoids, sound bites, rumors, opinion and commentary. Citizens just have to make up their own minds about who can be trusted in the…
  • “Check ‘em Tuesday” and CoppaFeel campaign strong on promotion, weak on evidence

    Gary Schwitzer
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Newspapers that get involved in screening campaigns usually demonstrate that they don’t understand the limitations of screening. The latest example is The Sun of the UK, with its “Check ‘em Tuesday” campaign. The Sun has a thing for breasts.  It puts topless women in its regular Page 3 feature.  And, as you see, it cross-promotes Page 3 toplessness and “Check ‘em Tuesday.” The Sun goes on to urge women to: “Check ‘em and share pics.” ONCE you’ve checked ’em, post ’em. Put your snaps on Facebook or on Twitter and Instagram…
  • Nuanced balance is not easily communicated on latest mammography study

    Gary Schwitzer
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:40 am
    “A Systematic Assessment of Benefits and Risks to Guide Breast Cancer Screening Decisions” was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week. It reached a conclusion that you might think few could disagree with – although on this topic one should never underestimate the potential for disagreement.  The authors wrote: “Mammography screening appears to be associated with reduced breast cancer mortality, but for some patients, the harms may outweigh the benefits. Until better screening methods are available, improved understanding of these harms,…
  • Honored to be named “champion of shared decision making”

    Gary Schwitzer
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    The Informed Medical Decisions Foundation has named 25 Shared Decision Making Champions, and I’m honored to be one of them. The Foundation wrote: Throughout the 25 years of the Foundation’s history, we have been fortunate to work with, and along side, many noteworthy individuals to advance shared decision making. While we can’t recognize every single individual who has provided a wealth of inspiration and guidance for our work, we would like to recognize a few. In honor of the Foundation’s 25 th anniversary and Shared Decision Making Month, our staff has selected 25 individuals…
  • 8th straight – and maybe the last – Association of Health Care Journalists talk about HealthNewsReview.org

    Gary Schwitzer
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:52 am
    This week, for the 8th straight year,  I’ll speak about the work of HealthNewsReview.org at an annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists – this one in Denver.  For this one – as I’ve done in the last couple of such workshops – I’ll tag team with Ivan Oransky, MD, vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today.  (Thursday, 9 a.m., on the program.) I don’t think anyone has spoken at this conference for 8 consecutive years on the same topic. But this may be my last talk about the work of HealthNewsReview.org in…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Ease depression by clearing clutter

    Robin Farr
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    A few weeks ago, my mom and my husband both retweeted an article on 10 ways to show love to someone with depression. I thought it was sweet that they took the time to read and share it, figuring it was the usual advice. But then I clicked on it and had a total lightbulb […] The post Ease depression by clearing clutter appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsIt's so true! Clearing the clutter can really help. by Cristi ComesRelated StoriesBig News!!! Announcing the 2015 Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom…
  • Lighthouse

    Robin Farr
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    It’s my week for content on Postpartum Progress. My week, as a member of the Warrior Mom Leadership Team, to share something about postpartum mood disorders and help you feel less alone. I’ve known this week was coming for a while, and yet on this Monday night I’m sitting here staring at a blank screen. […] The post Lighthouse appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsOh my goodness Robin, what a letter you received! There is ... by Cristi ComesGood reminder. I too feel a sense of…
  • Big News!!! Announcing the 2015 Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom Conference

    Katherine Stone
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    In 2004 came Postpartum Progress the blog. In 2011 came Postpartum Progress the nonprofit. In 2013 came Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness, the world’s largest event raising awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. And in 2015 … ANNOUNCING THE FIRST-EVER WARRIOR MOM CONFERENCE, a patient-centered, community-focused conference for survivors of perinatal mood […] The post Big News!!! Announcing the 2015 Postpartum Progress Warrior Mom Conference appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.
  • Letting Go Of The Guilt

    Susan Petcher
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:39 pm
    I suffered from postpartum depression and anxiety with a side of OCD for two years after my first child was born.  And though I sought treatment and began my path to wellness after my baby had her 5 month birthday, it took every last day of that additional 19 months for me to feel like […] The post Letting Go Of The Guilt appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for the reminder! xoxox by ramsmommyDon't stop fighting. You are not alone, ever.
  • Rach’s Story

    Susan Petcher
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every Warrior Mom is bound together in a sisterhood of understanding.  We have all been through something that only another PPD survivor can truly appreciate, but our experiences, treatments, and paths to wellness are as varied as the mamas themselves.  It’s important to remember that there is no one “right way” to suffer or heal […] The post Rach’s Story appeared first on postpartum depression | Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsJust wanted to update you that i found a support group and a ... by RachelI…
 
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    Medgadget

  • Plastic Substrate X-Ray Detector to Lighten, Toughen Radiological Equipment

    Editors
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Examples of X-ray image (left) and optical image (right) obtained with Holst Centre’s X-ray detector on plastic substrate. X-ray detectors used in medicine have a glass core that makes them fragile, heavy, and unwieldy. The future is looking lighter for X-ray detectors thanks to researchers at Holst Centre in The Netherlands, imec in Belgium, and Philips who have been working on a medical quality detector that uses a plastic substrate. The device provides dynamic, high-contrast images at 25 frames per second and a 200 pixels per inch resolution. The plate itself is 160 x 120 pixels in…
  • BaDx Portable Anthrax Detector from Sandia NL

    Editors
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Anthrax is a deadly bacterial disease and a weapon of war, typically found living in soil, that’s dangerous to both farm animals and humans that work with them. Farmers in developed nations regularly conduct tests for Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium responsible for anthrax, but that is often too expensive for poorer regions in the world. Researchers at Sandia National Labs have simplified and put on a cassette what was previously a high tech process of detecting B. anthracis. Besides bringing down the price of testing from around $30 to around $6, the technology would prevent…
  • Automatic Tool Detects Ischemic Stroke from CT Scans

    Editors
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    (a) CT scan without CAD (b) CT scan with CAD result Detecting an embolic stroke quickly and accurately is a challenge that requires an experienced radiologist to analyze CT scans. Since time is of the essence in these situations, an automated computer system that can identify stroke can help patients get the right treatment before more damage is done. Automatic detection of potential ischemic stroke areas Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been working on just such a system that takes CT scan data as input and puts visual markers where it suspects a thrombus is blocking a…
  • Healthcare Re-Mixed: Interview with Dr. Zubin Damania of Turntable Health

    Shiv Gaglani
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Four years ago Medgadget awarded Dr. Zubin Damania the “Best New Medical Weblog” award for his hilarious and educational persona, “ZDoggMD.” We came across his name again at last year’s TEDMED where he gave one of the most memorable talks of the event, during which he announced that he was teaming up with Tony Hsieh of Zappos to lead up Turntable Health, the healthcare arm of Hsieh’s Las Vegas revitalization effort known as the Downtown Project. We recently had the opportunity to speak with him about how his efforts to transform healthcare are going. Shiv Gaglani,…
  • Scientists on Track to Assemble 3D Printed “Bioficial” Heart

    Editors
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    3D printed replacement body parts are already saving lives and helping to offer new therapies for otherwise crippling conditions. Yet, in practice this has been limited to plastic replacements for bones and other structural components in the body. Printing a soft tissue, vascularized, complicated organ like the heart is still a ways away, but researchers at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, a project between University of Louisville, Kentucky and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, are already working toward this project. Their goal is to 3D print a human heart from a…
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    VitalJuiceDaily

  • Brewing In America

    Vitaljuiceauthor
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The first recorded shipment of beer arrived in Virginia colony way back in 1607 and it was shipped from England; even though there are reports that Virginia Colonists were already brewing ale using corn as early as 1587, the reports are not conclusive. More shipments continued to arrive and some enterprising Americans sought to know how to brew. In 1612, Hans Christiansen and Adrian Block established the first brewery on the Southern tip of Manhattan (known then as New Amsterdam). Other breweries popped up soon after this with the West India Company building another brewery in New Amsterdam…
  • Consider this when getting divorced

    Vitaljuiceauthor
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Divorce is a very difficult situation for both parents and the children, and its effects can be rather damaging if not handled with the utmost care. It is important that, as much as possible, the kids are protected and guided through this life changing experience to prevent long term damage from the trauma of the separation. Children always need help putting the experience into a well defined perspective and it is up to both parents to prepare them for the coming changes while still ensuring the kids have a sense of security. Being a good parent in this situation means that although you are…
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    KevinMD.com

  • It’s about mental health, not mental illness

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In my 30 years as a practicing psychologist, I’ve seen a lot of patients with many diagnoses. In that time, I’ve seen treatment approaches evolve.  Periodically, when news of a mass shooting makes the headlines, the dialogue about mental health will rise to the top of the national agenda, but — in general — we still have a long way to go in our attitudes toward mental illness. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Being a whole doctor serves patients best

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    From an early age, I was encouraged by my family to consider a career in medicine. I was told it was a well-respected profession, offering financial security and community respect. Seeing the white coats, stethoscopes, and grateful patients at my childhood doctors’ visits made the field mysterious and intriguing, and these stuck with me as I grew older. I also developed a love for music at an early age; I sang in a church choir and learned how to play the saxophone. However, it was the pipe organ that truly captured my interest when I was a teenager.  I started dreaming of giving public…
  • Real men don’t leave their wives right after birth

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    News broke recently that Daniel Murphy, second baseman for the New York Mets, recently took two days off for paternity leave, causing him to miss Major League Baseball’s opening day and the season’s second game to be with his wife and child. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Doctors on the front lines of the Syrian conflict

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Physician colleagues and their hospitals have been the targets of direct attacks during the past three years in Syria. According to UN war crimes investigators, Syrian forces have deliberately targeted hospitals, attacked field hospitals, and prevented patients from receiving medical care. A United Nations Commission of Inquiry independent panel published its findings to draw attention to what it called “an enduring and underreported trend” in the conflict. The report cited attacks on hospitals shelled by artillery or bombed by jets or helicopters. The attacks have injured and killed both…
  • Can one have a voice without vocal cords?

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I have a set of wind chimes hanging from an arbor that catch my attention whenever I am out in the garden and the breeze kicks up. They were given to me by Mrs. Mary Marlboro’s niece. Mary had purchased them while in hospice with instructions for her niece to give them to me after she passed on. I had cared for Mary for several years after I removed her larynx because of a cancer. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
 
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    SharpBrains

  • Beyond concussions: football-related hits impact brain’s white matter

    SharpBrains
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Brains of Football Players Don’t Fully Recover During Offseason, Study Finds (Education Week): “Some football players’ brains may not fully recover from hits endured even after six months of no-contact rest during the offseason… imaging scans showed changes in white matter consistent with mild brain injury in about half the players, despite the fact that none of them had suffered a concussion…“At this point we don’t know the implications, but there is a valid concern that six months of no-contact rest may not be enough for some players. And the reality of high school, college…
  • To improve total health and fitness, let’s enhance brain functioning

    SharpBrains
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Surgeon general says brain health ‘new frontier’ (ARNEWS): “Brain health is the “new frontier” in science said Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho as she kicked off a two-day consortium on the topic. Tapping into the full potential of the brain can have immense benefits for Soldiers, their families and the nation, said the Army’s surgeon general in opening remarks…The brain is the only organ in the human body that has self-awareness, she said. It has evolved the ability to predict threats and act proactively. “Ultimately, the decisions made by the brain impact our overall health and…
  • When was the last time you saw your brain? (That may change soon)

    SharpBrains
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Flying Through Inner Space (National Geographic): “It’s hard to truly see the brain. I don’t mean to simply see a three-pound hunk of tissue. I mean to see it in a way that offers a deep feel for how it works. That’s not surprising, given that the human brain is made up of over 80 billion neurons, each branching out to form thousands of connections to other neurons…a number of neuroscientists are charting the brain now in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. And out of these surveys, an interesting new way to look at the brain is emerging. Call it the brain fly-through.
  • Combining Google Glass and mobile EEG headsets

    SharpBrains
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Personal Neuro Seeks to Combine Google Glass with EEG (Medgadget): “What do you get when you mix Google Glass and EEG? That’s the question that the people at Ottawa-based Personal Neuro (Devices) are on their way to answering…Medgadget: How does this compare to existing commercial EEG systems from companies such as Interaxon, NeuroSky, and Emotiv? Denison: PND has taken an “apps first” approach. Starting with developing apps for the first mobile EEG headset for Android & iPhone, the MindWave Mobile, PND has focused on 1) building neuroapps which incorporate PND algorithms and…
  • Is Autism Spectrum Disorder overdiagnosed?

    SharpBrains
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why? (The Atlantic): “The staggering increase in cases of ASD should raise more suspicion in the medical community about its misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis than it does. The science stacks up in favor of catching and treating ASD earlier because it leads to better outcomes…What gets lost in the debate is an awareness of how the younger in age we assess for problems, the greater the potential a slow-to-mature kid will be given a false diagnosis. A 2007 study out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • Why Are There So Many ___________s In Medicine??

    ROBERT I. SUTTON
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    By ROBERT I. SUTTON An article containing some ideas from The No Asshole Rule appeared in The McKinsey Quarterly some time ago and was summarized in The Economist. This post is motivated by the question with which The Economist ends its little story: “If jerks cost firms so dearly, why are so many them employed?” I think that it is a good […]
  • Is Higher Spending Truly Wasteful?

    David Dranove & Craig Garthwaite
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    By DAVID DRANOVE & CRAIG GARTHWAITE Two weeks ago, the Kellogg School of Management was privileged to host Joe Doyle, an outstanding economist from MIT. In a broad research portfolio, Joe has focused on the effects from differing intensity of medical treatments. This research is shattering some long held beliefs about the relationship between health […]
  • A New Way to Explore and Comment on Doctor Data

    Fred Trotter
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    By Fred Trotter The American Medical Association (AMA) says the number one issue with recent data releases from HHS is that “there is currently no mechanism for physicians and other providers to review and correct their information.” We think we have a way to fix that problem over at the DocGraph project! Over the last […]
  • How Should Doctors Get Paid? Hourly Wage, Piecework or Quality?

    Hans Duvefelt, MD
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    By Hans Duvefelt, MD A long time ago, when I worked in Sweden’s Socialized health care system, there were no incentives to see more patients. In the hospital and in the outpatient offices there were scheduled coffee breaks at 10 and at 3 o’clock, lunch was an hour, and everyone left on the dot at five. On-call […]
  • Things That Make Me Worry About My Colonoscopy

    Mark Graban
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    By Mark Graban Sorry to get all Katie Couric on you, but I’m going to have a colonoscopy on Friday. I turned 40 last October and I have some family history that leads my doctor to get one done now rather than at 50. Unlike Katie, I won’t be broadcasting mine live, but I’ll share some […]
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Ad hominem and harassment: How antivaccine activists work

    Orac
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    For some reason, I was really beat last night, and, given that this weekend is a holiday for a large proportion of the country (if, perhaps, not for a large proportion of my readership), I don’t feel too bad about slacking off a bit by mentioning a couple of short bits that I wanted to…
  • Stanislaw Burzynski publishes 42.5% of one clinical trial

    Orac
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Damn it. After hearing the horrible news that Laura Hymas had died on the same day that I found out that the pro-quackery “health freedom” Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) was supporting a federal “right to try” bill, I thought it would just be a one-off post about Burzynski, his allies, and the human toll…
  • Sad news: A Burzynski success story is gone

    Orac
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’m depressed as I write this, because I have some very sad news to relate to you. It appears that Laura Hymas died on Sunday morning. I learned this on Twitter yesterday from a source I trust, not to mention from mentions on Ben Hymas’s Facebook page, in which friends are commenting on how they…
  • Patients, doctors embracing alternative medicine in battle against cancer? Not so much.

    Orac
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
    In the well over nine years that I’ve been blogging, there’s one tried and true, completely reliable topic to blog about, one that I can almost always find. I’m referring, of course, to the credulous news story about pseudoscience. The pseudoscience can be quackery, creationism, anthropogenic global warming denialist arguments, or whatever; inevitably, there will…
  • Jenny McCarthy says she thinks in shades of gray about vaccines, but antivaccine is as antivaccine does

    Orac
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:12 am
    Never look a blogging gift horse in the mouth, I always say. Well, sort of. It just figures that I could only do two posts that weren’t about vaccines before circling back around to the topic of the antivaccine movement. For that, I have Jenny McCarthy to thank. McCarthy, as anyone who pays attention to…
 
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    World of Psychology

  • Is This Mindfulness Thing Working?

    George Hofmann
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    I haven’t been mindful at all lately. I chewed up my daughter’s Elmo fork in the garbage disposal. I keep making trips to the basement for things I forgot to get the last time I was down there. I drove off with my lunch bag containing my phone, wallet, and lunch sitting on the roof of the car. It seems I spend a half hour each day meditating and the rest of the day overlooking things. Meditating is difficult and often boring work. At times it can be very unsettling. So why do I bother? My wife has made me think about this often. I met her years after I began meditating, well after the…
  • Ambush Firing: Is it Illegal?

    Sophie Henshaw, DPsych
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    Large corporations have a strategy to get you fired once you’ve been bullied in the workplace. It’s transparent to anyone who cares to look, but the company would rather keep it a secret. It’s called “ambush firing.” What happens first is the target gets bullied. It usually takes several months for him to notice he is being bullied. Thereafter, the target continues to tolerate the bullying for a few months more. Being a resilient, conscientious and competent employee, this time frame could be upwards of six months; 23 months on average according to the research. Once targets have…
  • The Pathological Potential of the Prep Pad

    Katherine Schreiber
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    New York Times health columnist Catherine Saint Louis recently covered the many upsides of a spanking new food analyzing device called the Prep Pad. In addition to weighing just how much food you’re about to consume, this unassuming 9-inch-by-6.25 gadget syncs easily with an iPad (generation 3 or higher) to tabulate the grams of carbohydrates, protein, and fat whatever edible hits its scale has to offer — along with the total number of calories these macronutirients add up to. Exciting as this may be for well-meaning dieters and family food planners trying their best to be…
  • 7 Tips to Help Adults with ADHD Stay Organized

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Often the hardest part of organization for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) isn’t getting organized, it’s staying organized, write Abigail Levrini, Ph.D, and Frances Prevatt, Ph.D, in their book Succeeding with Adult ADHD: Daily Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Manage Your Life. Staying organized requires daily, weekly and monthly maintenance. That’s because you’ll naturally amass more paperwork, you’ll get more mail every day, your clothes will get dirty, and you’ll need to put away your groceries, among other things. As such,…
  • The Cost & Solutions to Stress and Mental Illness in the Workplace: An Interview with Graeme Cowan

    Therese J. Borchard
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The direct cost of depression to the United States in terms of lost time at work is estimated at 172 million days yearly. According to the World Health Organization, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. Australian Graeme Cowan, who experienced a horrific five-year mental breakdown, published a report on this topic called, “The Elephant in the Boardroom: Getting Mentally Fit For Work.” A former Joint Managing Director with the management consultancy AT Kearney, Cowan now works with leadership teams to help them create Thriving Tribes that focus…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • This Climate Scientist Just Won Another Victory in Court

    Tim McDonnell
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Michael Mann, the perennially embattled climate scientist best known for his "hockey-stick" temperature graph, came out victorious yesterday in a court battle against a Virginia legislator and a conservative think tank that had sought to obtain thousands of Mann's emails and research documents from his time as a University of Virginia professor. The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that unpublished scientific research can be exempted from the state's Freedom of Information Act requirements, because disclosing such information would cut into the university's competitive advantage over other…
  • NASA Just Found the Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

    Ben Dreyfuss
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Hello. Good day. NASA just announced that astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet yet. Kepler-186f is the first Goldilocks planet—not too hot for water, not too cold for water—ever identified that is roughly the same size as Earth. (It's a bit larger.) So, is there life on that planet? It hasn't been disqualified yet. So, maybe! But probably not. But maybe! But almost certainly not. But maybe! And even if there's not its mere existence means there are very likely more planets like it out there, meaning Earth is maybe not necessarily unique, meaning life is maybe not…
  • No, the "Blood Moon" Does Not Mean the World Is Ending

    Ben Dreyfuss
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Why is this night different from all other nights? Tonight the clouds will part, the heavens will open, the stars will shine, and the moon will bleed. Groovy! The blood moon, a deliciously named full lunar eclipse rendering the moon red, will be visible in the skies above North America around 2 a.m. Eastern time. In the olden days the sudden appearance of a big red bloody moon probably sent people into a panic. Terrified, they probably ran around screaming, "Help me! Help me! My God, the moon has turned red! The moon has turned red! We're all going to die!" But then the moon would…
  • Will Colbert Use "The Late Show" To Save the World?

    James West
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Jumping from his niche cable show on Comedy Central to a plum CBS slot will roughly triple Stephen Colbert's national television audience. So when he takes over David Letterman's late night show next year, we at Climate Desk be tracking one thing in particular with great interest: Will he bring his astute political satire about global warming to an even bigger audience? None of the current late night barons—Kimmel, Fallon, Ferguson among them—are especially notable for speaking out about climate change, though they occasionally work it into the odd…
  • Watch Harrison Ford Fight Climate Change In a Fighter Jet

    Tim McDonnell
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Any film that opens with Harrison Ford buckling into a fighter jet for the sake of science can't be all bad. Especially when that's followed by Don Cheadle tromping through Texas cow country, followed by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman strapping on a flak jacket and pushing into the heart of Syria's civil war. It's almost enough to make you forget you're watching a show about climate change. But in fact, the new Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously is about just that, traversing the warming globe alongside an A-List cast that, as the season progresses, will include Matt Damon,…
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • What Pharma Can Learn from the CPG Industry About Social Media: If You "Like" Me, You Can't Sue Me!

    PharmaGuy
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    The social networking savvy of consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is often cited by pharma marketing consultants as something the pharmaceutical industry should emulate.Here's what one interactive agency -- picked at random via a Google search -- suggested its pharma clients should expect from their digital agency:"They should also know industries like consumer packaged goods (CPG) or consumer electronics or any other industry where some of the newest digital strategies and tactics are being tried. This will allow them to reapply these lessons to healthcare/pharma. If your agency…
  • Digital Health Coalition Urges FDA to Launch a Social Media "Laboratory" to Ensure Adequate Guidance Progress

    PharmaGuy
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    In comments submitted to the FDA regarding recent social media guidance (read "FDA Publishes First Piece of Long-Awaited Social Media Guidance" for background), the Digital Health Coalition (DHC) -- comprised mostly of pharma companies and digital agencies -- suggested that the FDA establish a “lab” to "help ensure the guidance progresses in a manner and at a rate to be informative and protective for all parties involved.""One critical point of any guidance is applicability in the real world," said DHC. "It will be helpful for the DHC and its members,…
  • BIO Mimics PhRMA's Comments to FDA Regarding Recent SM Guidance But Is More Polite About It

    PharmaGuy
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    In its opening remarks in comments submitted to the FDA regarding recent Draft Guidance ("Guidance for Industry: Fulfilling Regulatory Requirements for Postmarketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media for Prescription Human and Animal Drugs and Biologics"), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the agency for acknowledging the "unique characteristics and logistical considerations presented by content available through the internet and social media... Because of the uniqueness and rapid evolution of this media," said BIO, "it is important to…
  • More Free Rx Drug Samples, More Branded Drug Prescriptions. Duh!

    PharmaGuy
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    According to a study published today in JAMA Dermatology, branded and branded generic drugs (products that have novel dosage forms of off-patent products or use a trade name for a molecule that is off patent) accounted for 79 percent of the prescriptions written nationally by dermatologists compared with 17 percent at an academic medical center without samples. The average total retail cost of prescriptions at an office visit for acne was estimated to be twice as high ($465) nationally compared with about $200 at an academic medical center without samples.In a related editorial, Kenneth A.
  • PhRMA Questions Legality of FDA's Recent Social Media Guidance

    PharmaGuy
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The FDA received about 20 comments from representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, In my last post, I summarized the comments submitted by Novartis (see "Delete This and Delete That, Says Novartis to FDA Regarding Recent Social Media Guidance").In this post, I summarize some of the comments submitted by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents the country‘s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies.Novartis may be "cheeky" in suggesting that the FDA delete this and delete that, but PhRMA takes a decidedly…
 
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • I, Robot has nothing on the truth

    Paul Levy
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Here's the IMDb summary of the 2004 movie I, Robot:In the year 2035 a techno-phobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity. But we don't have to wait until 2035.  We've seen a different kind of "crime" perpetuated by a robot during the last decade or so.If we could start all over again, would we want the medical community to spend billions of dollars in capital and operating costs on a medical device that had no proven relative efficacy compared to conventional, lower cost techniques?  I think most of us would…
  • Congratulations to Willy Spaan

    Paul Levy
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    I met Willy Spaan many years ago, during a visit to my former hospital. Later, he invited me to his hospital, Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis in the Netherlands, to conduct a number of seminars and workshops on quality and safety and other process improvement.  I'm very pleased to pass along, now, this announcement:Prof. dr. W. Spaan, Chairman of the Management Board of the Jeroen Bosch Hospital, has been elected Care Manager of the year 2014. The jury awarded the title to Spaan because he is the most innovative and inspiring, and implemented patient safety into every layer of the organization.
  • Shelter in Place

    Paul Levy
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    One year later:  A few days after last year's Boston Marathon bombing, while the police and others were searching for the remaining suspect, the Governor asked people to "shelter in place," to stay at home and avoid being on the streets.A sign of the cooperation received is this traffic map of the Boston metropolitan area on that day.  All routes are shown as green, i.e., no traffic at all!But some people found it difficult to stay inside on a beautiful spring day.  These two young folks escaped for an exercise routine in the field behind my house!
  • Berwick DID like the UK system after all

    Paul Levy
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    In a remarkable show of disinterest by the mainstream media in Massachusetts, it appears that only the Associated Press cared enough about Don Berwick's proposal for a single payer plan to give it the attention of a reporter. Here's the story: BOSTON (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Don Berwick on Wednesday called for a ‘‘single health care payment system’’ for Massachusetts.Berwick, who headed the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 17 months, is one of five Democrats, two Republicans and three independent candidates seeking the state’s chief executive…
  • Acts of leadership and courage can be powerful forces for social change

    Paul Levy
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Two lovely articles crossed my desk, and I'd like to share them with you.The first is by Peter Pronovost, called "The ripple effect." Excerpts:Cornell University sociologists Milena Tsvetkova and Michael Macy explained how we are much more likely to perform a kind act when we experience or witness one. Experiencing a small kindness is more potent than observing on.There is a large segment of health care workers who want to do the right thing, to do things differently, but are held back for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they just want to know that there are others who are willing to move…
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    PharmaGossip

  • PhiztraZeneca

    insider
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    Pfizer mulls $100 bln bid for AstraZeneca - report(Reuters) - U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and industry sources, that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two firms but that no talks were currently under way after AstraZeneca resisted the approach.AstraZeneca is Britain's second-biggest pharmaceuticals group with a current market valuation of around $80 billion, compared with Pfizer,…
  • Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

    insider
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Karen KaplanApril 16, 2014, 3:42 p.m.Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor by handing out the freebies, the real beneficiaries are the drug manufacturers, according to new research in the journal JAMA Dermatology.Medical groups have grown increasingly wary about free drug samples, and they've already been banned by Kaiser Permanente, many academic medical centers, the Veterans Health Administration, the U.S. military and plenty of private medical clinics. Critics of the practice say it…
  • The List gets longer and longer

    insider
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:35 pm
    GSK adds Jordan and Lebanon to bribery investigations listGlaxoSmithKline has added Jordan and Lebanon to a growing list of countries where it is investigating allegations of bribery.The British drug giant's latest admission marks the third and fourth bribery investigations it has disclosed in the last ten days.It said it is investigating allegations "regarding the activity of a small number of individuals" in its operations in Jordan and Lebanon, where it employs a combined 140 staff."We started investigating using internal and external teams as soon as we became aware of the claims," said a…
  • And they try to tell you Big Pharma's Misdeeds Are All in the Past!

    insider
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Whistleblower Lawsuits On The RisePosted on April 16, 2014 in Risperdal Lawsuits, WhistleblowerWhistleblower claims, or “qui tam” lawsuits, brought under the federal False Claims Act, increased to 753 in 2013, an increase of almost 20% over the previous year.*  These claims resulted in aggregate net recoveries to the federal government of $3.8 billion last year.  For the past four years, whistleblower lawsuits have produced recoveries to the federal government exceeding an aggregate amount of $3 billion.What is driving the rise in whistleblower lawsuits under…
  • Doctor Richard Saul: ADHD Does Not Exist

    insider
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Getty ImagesOver the course of my career, I have found more than 20 conditions that can lead to symptoms of ADHD, each of which requires its own approach to treatment. Raising a generation of children — and now adults — who can't live without stimulants is no solutionThis Wednesday, an article in the New York Times reported that from 2008 to 2012 the number of adults taking medications for ADHD increased by 53% and that among young American adults, it nearly doubled. While this is a staggering statistic and points to younger generations becoming frequently reliant on…
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    Our Bodies Our Blog

  • Smoke and Mirrors and Women, Oh My

    Guest Blogger
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    by Katherine L. Record Last week, the Supreme Court attracted lots of attention when it heard arguments about whether a corporation can exclude mandatory preventive benefits from its employee health plan, based on a religious objection to certain types of healthcare. This is a tale as old as time; religion has long been the basis for opposition to reproductive (i.e., women’s) health – including the preventive healthcare now in question, contraception. Yet this argument has nothing to do with government infringement on the practice of religion. In fact, the corporation, Hobby Lobby,…
  • Why Contraception is a Health Issue for Everyone

    Rachel
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    Photo “ritual” by Monik Markus used under CC BY-2.0 from https://flic.kr/p/8YaubV Some of the media coverage of Tuesday’s arguments before the Supreme Courton the contraception mandate tended to pit women’s rights activists against social conservatives, making contraception seem like a lifestyle choice that only benefits some women — you know, the ones who have sex. What often gets lost in the debate is why contraception is considered a preventive health issue — and why treating it as such is beneficial for everyone. During the healthcare debate, the…
  • Experts Discuss Women’s Health Movement and Healthcare Reform

    Rachel
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:44 pm
    “We are a very rich country, but we have rationed healthcare in a way that is unconscionable.” Judy Norsigian, Our Bodies Ourselves co-founder and executive director, doesn’t hold back in this March 6 discussion on women’s health with Sonia Pressman Fuentes, National Organization for Women (NOW) co-founder. Luz Corcuera, program director of Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee, Fla., hosts the dynamic conversation, which covers the history of the women’s health movement and the founding of Our Bodies Ourselves and NOW, as well as current healthcare issues, the…
  • Teen Voices Magazine is Back, Improving the World for Girls Through Media

    Rachel
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:01 am
    For 25 years, Teen Voices magazine has provided a place for journalism and other writing created by and for teenage girls. This great publication, originally based in Boston, was on the brink of shutting down last year, but Women’s eNews took it under its wing, with plans to build upon its mission of improving the world for female teens through media. The first stories published by the new Teen Voices are now online and tackle diverse issues including recovering from anorexia; why some women wear hijab and others don’t; feeling unworthy; and letters to celebrities as role…
  • Stillbirths and Infant Health Risks Higher in California’s Artificially Conceived Infants

    Guest Blogger
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:02 pm
    by Miriam Zoll A new study published in the Journal of Perinatologyonline has found that in California from 2009-2011 there was a 24- to 27-fold increase in multiple births and significantly higher rates of preterm births, lower birth weights, fetal anomalies and stillbirth among infants born through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) or artificial insemination (AI) compared to babies conceived naturally. The retrospective study was based on 2009-2011 data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and conducted by researchers from the Loma Linda University…
 
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    Health and Wellness News

  • How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on TrackSUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) - The New Year's resolutions many made to get fit have stalled by now. And one expert thinks that's because many people set their goals too high. "The point isn't to become a marathoner in one exercise session or return to your high school athletic glory days all at once," Dr. Jamy Ard, co-director of the Weight Management Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said in a center news release. "The point is to get over the inertia that has taken root in your self-motivation world and remind…
  • Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Genes May Help Determine Your Pain ThresholdSUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) - It's been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high. Researchers pinpointed four genes that could help explain why perceptions of pain differ from person to person. "Our study is quite significant because it provides an objective way to understand pain and why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels," study author Dr. Tobore Onojjighofia, with Proove…
  • Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Spring Cleaning Safety TipsSATURDAY, April 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) - While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says. But taking appropriate precautions will reduce the risk of danger, said Earl Siegel, managing director of the drug and poison information center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio. "It is vital that people arm themselves with basic information on poison prevention in the home, such as keeping chemicals out of the reach of children and carefully reading the…
  • If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their Hands

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - If Kids Think Someone's Watching, They're More Likely to Wash Their HandsSATURDAY, April 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters' hand hygiene, new research suggests. The study included students at four public schools in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Video cameras were installed in hand cleaning areas outside the schools' latrines. Teachers were told about the cameras and informed their students. The Stanford University researchers also had in-person observers take notes…
  • Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) - Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes. Like Bennett, plenty of consumers are discovering an ancient practice called oil pulling, or oil swishing. Some people report the practice sweetens their breath; others say it treats gum disease, prevents tooth decay and even improves arthritis and asthma. Oil pulling, which goes back 2,500 years, is based on Indian…
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Immune cells to be tested on the International Space Station

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The human body is fine-tuned to Earth's gravity. Scientists are now conducting an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study whether this also applies to human cells. We know the effect of gravity on muscles, bones and joints inside out; it has been studied extensively in medicine for centuries. For a long time, however, exactly how gravity affects the cells remained a mystery.
  • Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:02 pm
    A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.
  • Treating depression in Parkinson's Disease patients: New research

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Interesting new information has been found from a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease. The study, which assessed cognitive function in depressed and non-depressed patients with PD, found that the dopamine replacement therapy commonly used to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease was associated with a decline in cognitive performance among depressed Parkinson patients.
  • Researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach nine billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to researchers. A new study finds that a long-accepted theory used to estimate extinction rates, predict ecological risk and make conservation policy recommendations is overly pessimistic. The researchers point to an alternative framework that promises a more effective way of accounting for human-altered landscapes and assessing ecological risks.
  • MRI, on a molecular scale: System could one day peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that can produce nano-scale images, and may one day allow researchers to peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules, has been developed by researchers. For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact that they demand large quantities of a specific molecule and often in ordered and crystalized form to be effective -- making it all but impossible to peer…
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or someone's political opponent. He was a solar-energy consumer.
  • Wisconsin needs ambitious clean energy goal.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The paramount environmental issue this Earth Day, which arrives Tuesday, is climate change. Wisconsin, our nation and the world need solid steps forward to stem the worst impacts of rising temperatures.
  • Old-school coal is making a comeback.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Coal, the former king of American energy, is making a comeback after being left for dead in favor of cleaner-burning natural gas. The International Energy Agency believes coal will be the No. 1 fuel for meeting the worldwide increase in energy demand.
  • Booming 'water management' economic sector, Data Center says.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Southeast Louisiana’s economy, long dependent on the oil and gas, shipping and tourism industries, has a new major player, according to a report released Sunday morning by The Data Center: water management.
  • Climate change increasing massive wildfires in West.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Massive wildfires are on the increase in the Western USA due to rising temperatures and worsening drought from climate change, and the trend could continue in the decades to come, new research suggests.
 
 
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    The World's Stage

  • 5 Highlights of the MTV Movie Awards

    Allison
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    If you didn’t watch the MTV Movie Awards last night (let’s face it, GoT was on), here are a few quick highlights that you can catch on YouTube. 1. Mark Wahlberg‘s acceptance speech Mark Wahlberg won the Generations Award last night, because apparently all of MTV’s viewers are 12 years old and think that Marky Mark is old. Whatever. He spent the majority of his speech dropping f-bombs, and it was pretty hilarious. 2. The opening montage Conan was a great choice to host, because he has no shame, mostly. The MTV Movie Awards montage is always a great tribute to all the…
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Graduation Season

    Leland
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    Graduation season is coming up for high school and college students across the nation. Commencement is a proud and joyous occasion that marks a turning point in a young person’s life. Both college and high school graduates are closing the door on one chapter of their lives and embarking on a new journey with new freedoms and responsibilities. Friends and family members cherish these celebrations with their loved ones and are often invited to both the commencement ceremony and a graduation party that celebrates the graduate. But along with this exciting time come many questions of etiquette:…
  • 10 Ways to Get the Color of the Year into Your Life

    Mikalah
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    I’m not sure how exactly Pantone was granted the gift of naming the color of the year, but they do a great job. Maybe I am the only one who eagerly awaits the unveiling of the new year’s color, but even if you’re not a fan, there are plenty of reasons to get Radiant Orchid into your decor. The color goes well with a number of pallets, and the vivid bright (without being overbearing) color is sure to inject some happiness into your life. 1. A Kiss of Color With just slightly more of a purple hue than a berry lipstick, orchid is still a very wearable lip color. Pair an orchid…
  • Seven Registry Items You Didn’t Think Of

    Leland
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:54 am
    When you and your fiancé registered for your wedding gifts, what did you ask for? Something traditional like a blender, a slow cooker or a toaster oven? Something romantic like a gift card to the spa at your honeymoon resort? Despite the fact that you got everything you wanted, you may have missed out on a few useful items that you later had to buy for yourself. Newly-engaged couples, take note! Here are seven of the best registry items that everyone forgets about! Cleaning gadgets: Register for a portable vacuum to stow in the living room closet, a full-sized vacuum (especially if you have…
  • How To Know When To DIY Or Hire An Expert

    Jennifer
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:22 pm
    As the weather warms up and we prepare for the spring and summer seasons, many people are looking toward the beginnings of their home improvement season. In addition to saving money, doing a home improvement project on your own can be a very rewarding experience for some people. But, at some point, you have to draw the line and hire a contractor or professional who knows what they’re doing and how to do it properly. Here are some tips that any homeowner should consider before they decide whether they want to do it themselves or go pro. Go It Alone Painting: For the most part, painting a…
 
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    Reuters: Health News

  • Marijuana fans pack 4/20 events in Colorado, Washington state

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    DENVER (Reuters) - Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Colorado and Washington state over the weekend for an annual celebration of cannabis culture with rallies, concerts and trade shows in the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana.
  • Saudi Arabia announces jump in new cases of deadly MERS virus

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)on Saturday and Sunday, adding up to 49 infections in six days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the people infected and has no cure.
  • Yoga may help women ease PTSD symptoms

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women enrolled in a small study reported a reduction in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a series of yoga classes.
  • Supreme Court denies Teva stay in Copaxone patent fight

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.
  • AbbVie urges U.S. court to avoid gay rights issue in HIV drug case

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    (Reuters) - An Abbott Laboratories spinoff urged a federal appeals court to revisit a ruling in a case against GlaxoSmithKline Plc, but without disturbing landmark constitutional protections for gays and lesbians.
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    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • New device uses space-tested concept of capillary flow to diagnose infectious diseases

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations aboard the International Space Station on the behavior of liquids. The device uses the space-tested concept of capillary flow to diagnose infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
  • Sign-up figures trigger new round of health law political spin

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    President Barack Obama uses the new enrollment numbers to urge Democrats to be proud of the health law and call on Republicans to back off in their push to repeal the measure. GOP leaders, though, did not appear to soften their positions
  • Survey finds counterfeit and defective emergency contraceptives in Peru

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.
  • Harvard neuroscientists present new view of myelin

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head.
  • New report reveals current state of worldwide advanced wound care market

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    The Global Market for Advanced Wound Care Products 2014 report provides you with the knowledge to understand the current state of the advanced wound care market, the historical market background and the key companies who currently operate here. It is essential reading for anyone who needs to plan, sell or operate within the advanced wound care product sectors.
 
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    Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com

  • New Study Doubts Mammal Heart Regeneration

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The mammalian heart has generally been considered to lack the ability to repair itself after surgery. However, a 2011 study provided evidence for complete regeneration after resection of the apex of hearts in mice. In a new study researchers tried to replicate these recent findings but failed to uncover evidence of complete regeneration.
  • Video: DBS for Dystonia

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    FORT WORTH, Tex. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Dystonia is a movement disorder that affects about 300,000 Americans. Simple activities like walking, balancing, or even talking are hard for these patients. Now – a surgery that’s known for helping people with Parkinson’s is also helping those with dystonia.
  • New Moms Living with Parents Linked with Depression

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Mothers who are single or married and live in a multi-generational household for their child’s first year of life are more likely to be depressed, and mothers who are cohabitating and live in a multi-generational household are less likely to be depressed.
  • Cardio in Young Adulthood Preserves Memory?

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (Ivanhoe Newswire) – A new study at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis shows young adults who run or do other cardio exercises may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age (43 to 55).
  • Morning Sun Keeps Off Pounds?

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    (Ivanhoe Newswire) –The newest research in managing your weight suggests that the timing, intensity, and duration of your light exposure during the day are linked to your weight.
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    BioMed Radio - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

  • Tissue-resident natural killer cells

    Jim Dryden, Associate Director of Broadcast Services
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Natural killer (NK) cells are immune system cells essential for fighting cancer and viral infections. Scientists had believed those cells circulated around the body until they encountered unwanted microbes and killed them, but new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that some NK cells spend their whole lives in the liver, the skin or other organs. The discovery of “resident” killer cells means immunologists may need to rethink the way that the immune system works. IMMUNE CELLS CALLED NATURAL KILLER CELLS ARE KEY IN FIGHTING CANCER AND VIRAL…
  • Tissue-resident natural killer cells (1:00)

    Jim Dryden, Associate Director of Broadcast Services
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    IN MANY BIG CITIES, POLICE PATROL NOT THE ENTIRE AREA BUT RATHER SPECIFIC DISTRICTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE THEY’RE ASSIGNED TO WORK. IN A NEW STUDY OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, INVESTIGATORS AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN ST. LOUIS HAVE FOUND THAT IMMUNE CELLS CALLED NATURAL KILLER CELLS SEEM TO BEHAVE IN SOMEWHAT THE SAME WAY. JIM DRYDEN HAS THE STORY… NATURAL KILLER CELLS ARE KEY IMMUNE SYSTEM WEAPONS IN FIGHTING CANCER AND VIRAL INFECTIONS. SCIENTISTS HAD THOUGHT THAT THOSE CELLS CIRCULATED THROUGH THE BODY UNTIL THEY FOUND A PROBLEM, AND THEN THE SO-CALLED NK CELLS WOULD…
  • Obesity, smoking & tasting

    Jim Dryden, Associate Director of Broadcast Services
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Smoking and obesity appear to conspire to make it harder to detect the presence of fat in food. A new study shows that cigarette smoking among women who are obese interferes with their ability to taste fats and sweets in food. The women in the study, despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, and that may drive them to consume more calories. PEOPLE WHO SMOKE TEND TO EAT MORE HIGH-FAT FOODS. SO DO OBESE PEOPLE. NOW INVESTIGATORS, LED BY A NUTRITION RESEARCHER AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN ST. LOUIS, ARE REPORTING THAT OBESE…
  • Obesity, smoking & tasting (1:00)

    Jim Dryden, Associate Director of Broadcast Services
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    BOTH OBESITY AND SMOKING ARE LINKED TO EATING MORE HIGH-FAT FOODS. NOW INVESTIGATORS, LED BY A NUTRITION RESEARCHER AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN ST. LOUIS, ARE REPORTING THAT OBESE WOMEN WHO SMOKE HAVE A HARD TIME PERCEIVING FAT AND SWEETNESS IN FOOD, AND THEY ALSO GET LESS ENJOYMENT FROM TASTING FOOD THAN THE OTHER WOMEN WHO WERE STUDIED. JIM DRYDEN HAS THE STORY… PREVIOUS RESEARCH HAD FOUND THAT SMOKERS AND OBESE PEOPLE TEND TO CRAVE FAT AND TO EAT MORE FATTY FOODS THAN THE REST OF THE POPULATION. WORK IN ANIMALS ALSO HAD FOUND THAT WHEN ANIMALS EAT A HIGH-FAT DIET, THEY…
  • GRADE study

    Jim Dryden, Associate Director of Broadcast Services
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:52 am
    Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting volunteers for a national study to see whether adding a second drug to the treatment regimen for type 2 diabetes might help people with the disease keep their blood-sugar levels under control. Some 5,000 people in the United States, 300 of whom are being recruited in St. Louis, will take the standard diabetes drug metformin — sold as Glucophage — in addition to one of four other currently available diabetes drugs. Researchers want to learn whether any of the drug combinations will work better to control…
 
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    Renegade Health

  • Optimal Wellness: When to Retest Your Blood Work

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    If your last test revealed abnormal levels, when do you test again? Patients often ask me when should they get new blood tests. The answer is easy—and complicated. The easy answer is that if you’re over forty-five and healthy, following a good diet, taking nutritional supplements, and don’t plan to make any major lifestyle changes, get tested annually. If you’re under forty-five and really healthy, get tested every two to four years. If you’re generally healthy, but have a few areas of concern, like slightly high cholesterol or glucose, but are actively working on lowering these…
  • Retired? You’re at Risk for This—Tips to Help

    Colleen M. Story
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    According to research, the earlier you retire, the quicker your memory declines. Retirement. For many, it’s the pinnacle of achievement, the time to rest and relax after achieving your life’s goals. Finally you can pursue the things you want to do, rather than the things you have to do. The fantasy of retirement keeps many working hard throughout most of their lives, but the reality often falls short of expectations. A 2013 study from the U.K. found that 40 percent of retirees suffered from clinical depression, while 6 out of 10 reported a decline in health. The Centers for Disease…
  • Renegade Health Story of the Month: Shivie Cook

    Kevin Gianni
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    After surviving a fire and the 9-11 attack in New York City, Shivie Cook finds new motivation to change her health and her life. Here, she’s taking part in a 585-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money to the AIDS Foundation. “Nobody said transformation would be easy,” said the butterfly to the caterpillar. They say insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I spent the first 30 years of my life wanting to be happy and wanting to be thin. I thought the two were related. I would be happy when I lost weight, I repeatedly told myself, and…
  • Renegade Health Radio: How to Save Your Teeth

    Kevin Gianni
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Listen here now: Click the play button to start the call: Download NOTE: We do offer a transcript of each podcast but it is only available 7 days after the podcast is online! We need time to transcribe it… so please check our past podcasts if you’d like to get transcripts.  How to Save Your Teeth What’s the number one cause of dental problems in raw foodists? How I overcame big problems with sensitive teeth with this one change alone. Is it possible to reverse cavities? Kevin and Frederic share their own tips. (Also: When should you give up and go to the dentist!) A…
  • 7 Super Foods for Middle-Aged Women

    Colleen M. Story
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Some foods are particularly helpful for middle-aged women, reducing risk of heart disease and dementia. Menopause. Weight gain. Sagging skin. Wrinkles. Aching muscles and joints. These are just a few of the issues facing the average middle-aged woman. You’ve Got to Stay Healthy to Enjoy the Later Years Surveys show that middle age is a time of great creativity, more self-confidence, and better decision-making. In fact, one survey showed that more than three-quarters of women over the age of 35 said their best years were ahead of them. Midlife is a time of reinventing the self, discovering…
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • Gitcher SF5 Groups Right Here

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    I think that several of us in medicinal chemistry have been keeping our eyes out for a chance to work in a pentafluorosulfanyl (SF5) group. I know I have - I actually have a good-sized folder on the things, and some of the intermediates as well, but I've never found the right opportunity. Yeah, I know, they're big and greasy, but since when that that ever stop anyone in this business? Well, here are are some new routes to (pentafluorosulfanyl)difluoroacetic acid, a compound that had previously only existed in a few scattered literature reports (and those from nasty chemistry). So we all have…
  • Changing A Broken Science System

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Here's a suggestion for a total reform of the graduate student/postdoc system of scientific labor and training. It's from a distinguished list of authors, and appears in a high-profile journal, and it says without any equivocation that the system we have is in major trouble: In the context of such progress, it is remarkable that even the most successful scientists and most promising trainees are increasingly pessimistic about the future of their chosen career. Based on extensive observations and discussions, we believe that these concerns are justified and that the biomedical research…
  • One and Done

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Matthew Herper has a good piece in Forbes on Robert Duggan and Pharmacyclics. In the course of it, we learn this interesting (and perhaps disturbing) bit of information: Second acts in the biotech business are hard: 56% of the drug firms that received an FDA approval between 1950 and 2011 did so only once. And I hate to say it, but the article does not inspire confidence in Duggan's ability to break that trend. It's surely no coincidence that the profile mentions in its first paragraph that he's a major donor to the Church of Scientology, and maybe it's just my own prejudices, but when I hear…
  • The Latest Protein-Protein Compounds

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    Here's a review of protein-protein interaction "hot spots" and their application to drug discovery. There have been several overviews like this over the years. This one doesn't break much new ground, but it does provide a number of recent examples, all in one place. People approach this subject because of its intrinsic interest (how proteins interact), and in hopes of finding small molecules that can interfere. The hot spot concept meshes well with the latter - if there's some key interaction, then you have a much better chance of messing with it via a drug-like molecule, compared to the…
  • Professor Fukuyama's Solvent Peaks

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    See Arr Oh expresses some doubts about all the NMR spectral corrections we've been seeing lately. He's specifically referring to Bethany Halford's interview piece, and he has this to say after reading it: If your group focuses on "clean up your spectra" more than "purify your compounds better," that's a communications issue. If a professor with a large group sees nothing but perfect spectra all day, two thoughts should crop up: 1. "I must have the smartest, most efficient students in the world," or... 2. "Something's fishy here." Perfect-looking data should always be a cause for concern in…
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Brain’s ‘sleep switch’ found

    Dr. Michael Breus
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:29 am
    Scientists have identified a protein molecule in the brains of fruit flies that they believe is the “switch” that controls the flies’ internal drive to sleep—and that a similar mechanism likely exists for human sleep as well.  Researchers at the UK’s Oxford University Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour examined a small cluster of neurons in fruit flies that help to induce sleep. These neurons become active when flies are sleep deprived, and their increased activity stimulates an anesthetic response in the brain that sends the flies to sleep. A similar group of neurons with a…
  • Poor sleep increases pain risk—especially as we age

    Dr. Michael Breus
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:18 pm
    For many people, getting older means contending with more frequent aches and pains. Musculoskeletal pain—pain in muscles, bones, and nerves—occurs with increasing frequency as we age. This age-related pain can take many forms. Sometimes it is acute and short-term, while other times it becomes chronic. Pain can occur, and re-occur, in specific sites around the body—the sore back, an aching knee, tension in the neck and shoulders—or pain can become more widespread and diffuse, affecting several areas of the body at once. Sometimes pain is associated with a specific illness or disease,…
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    The Perfect Sense

  • Be Wary of Signals You Emit Using Words

    admin
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs are beautiful things depending on the words they contain and their meanings. Many of them can mean as they are in general connotation. People who take things at face-value trust another person definitely, but sometimes, these words could mean differently. People have tendencies to overcompensate themselves to cover for certain errors or sins they have committed against another person. Lying, even white lies, can make a person overcompensate.  Sometimes, we give too many unnecessary details that the person we are talking to may wonder too deeply why we…
  • Developing Your Skills in Damage Control

    Darren
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:41 pm
    If you are passionate, you will realize if you really are passionate about something if you embrace the ups and downs of what you are positive about. When you are passionate, the decision is often very biased towards your wants and disregarding what is practical. This is the perfect ground to develop your damage control skills. If you can accept the fact that there are no good or bad decisions in life, then you are on your way to developing damage control further. When you do not regret a decision you make and allow yourself to live and deal with the present, then you have a chance to further…
  • Injury Compensation Claims Against Your Neighbour

    Darren
    17 Feb 2014 | 5:40 am
    We’ve all heard of stories about personal injury claims during car and work accidents, but I think my story is quite unique. I’ve filed an injury compensation claims case against my neighbour because of a bizarre incident that happened to us two months back. Two months ago, I had my brother stay with me in my house because he was about to attend a job interview. My neighbours are friendly people, but I do not really know them very well. All I know is that they like customising and making parts for their vehicles. The incident that happened was very rare. They were using compressed gas…
  • Necessary Stress, Necessary Evil

    Darren
    3 Feb 2014 | 5:25 pm
    In my entire life, I’ve always tried to pursue a novel objective, and improving my art of writing was one of them. When I was a kid, I wanted to write stories about my dog, about my new bicycle, about the animals we had in our yard. When I learned that writers made a living, I tried pursuing them. Some of my dreams became true. I won top prizes in writing contests. I’ve written speeches for winning class candidates for officers. In college, I wrote for a short story contest and the first place was mine. You might be thinking I’ve got it made; That I’ve finally found my spot as a…
  • Failing Gracefully in Your Objectives

    Darren
    1 Jan 2014 | 10:15 pm
    A new year brings great opportunity for change. People start making their own resolutions to change the way they live their lives. While the routine of work and entertainment will always remain constant, changing one’s way of living is more feasible. However, some people set idealistic resolutions for themselves. People will want to stop smoking or drinking too much. Some will declare that they will avoid eating too much and work on their bodies to maintain their health. Some will promise themselves accomplishments in their career by doing better in their office. All of these are objectives…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Dreamscience Propulsion Thrusters, AMAZING!

    Aaron Usiskin
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Being unable to simultaneously control a power-kite and board, I figured a thruster system would be more controllable allowing me to focus my efforts on controlling the board.The thruster system allows the user, not only to get more air in an extreme sport, but also get more forward speed - I've had to get friends to test this as I haven't got the bottle! And most impressive is uphill skiing and pulling up using reverse thrust to slow down !
  • Non Technical, Amazingly Strong! Victorinox INOX

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Victorinox Swiss Army is proudly launching a new product collection this year: INOX, one of the most trustworthy and resistant watches ever built. It is a true companion for life, crafted from a solid stainless steel block in homage to the 130-year heritage of Victorinox. Additionally protected by a removable bumper of nylon and silicone, it is built to pass the test of time. In total, the INOX has undergone and passed an unprecedented 130 homologation tests, 30 of which were conceived exclusively for it. These ensure, for example, that every INOX can withstand a 10-meter drop onto a concrete…
  • The Swiss Army Knife of Jackets!

    Aaron Usiskin
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:23 am
    Seymourpowell has designed a new smart jacket for extreme environments called Life Tech, for outdoor sportswear brand Kolon Sport.The ChallengeSeymourpowell faced the challenge of designing a jacket for the most extreme environments with functional elements that would be able to save lives in the harshest of conditions.The ResponseThe jacket's design and features are directly influenced by extensive research and interviews with extreme survival experts. Seymourpowell worked closely with mountaineers and ski guides, a Professor of human thermodynamics, an ex-UK Special Forces operative and…
  • Healbe GoBe: The Only Way to Automatically Measure Calorie Intake

    Aaron Usiskin
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:23 am
    Indiegogo Campaign The Original 100% Automatic Body Manager™GoBe is the only way to automatically measure calorie intake—through your skin, by reading the glucose in your cells. Simply wear it to see calories consumed and burned, activity, hydration, sleep, stress levels, and more, delivered effortlessly to your smartphone.Everything else is just a manual calorie tracker. Only GoBe precisely calculates calorie intake, burn, and metabolic rate during any activity, with no logging, tracking, or guesswork.How is Healbe GoBe™ different?GoBe doesn't require you to keep a food diary,…
  • Alert Shirt, Feel The Game!

    Aaron Usiskin
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    I can't wait for this to come to America. How many drunk football fans are going to want the Alert Shirt.Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be tackled in a game of football, but aren’t prepared to get off your couch to actually find out? You’ll love the Alert Shirt, a fun piece of wearable technology designed to make you experience every tackle, collision, and score from the comfort (and safety) of your living room.Now you have to subscribe to FoxTel, like DirecTV it is a package based subscription, but it is a start, there is no way that DirecTV will pass this up.
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Hormones, Chemistry and Long-Term Weight Gain

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    "Long-term fat gain works like this: a person’s hormones go haywire, causing his set-point to rise, and then his body fights to keep him storing more fat…. Most obese people hold a stable weight around their elevated set-point. Obesity is simply the result of the body defending this elevated weight – but in a very regulated way. A heavy person’s higher set-point prompts the body to store more fat in just the same way that a thin person’s lower set-point prompts the body to burn more fat. We all have a set-point - and that’s what determines how slim or stocky we are long-term. Not…
  • What Is Resistant Starch?

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:36 pm
    © 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
  • Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    A large new study has concluded that saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease. Here’s a quote from one of the many articles about the study:"Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.For decades, health officials have urged the public to avoid saturated fat as much as possible, saying it should be replaced with the unsaturated fats in foods like…
  • Sleep and Fasting For Weight Loss

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:39 pm
    © 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 Benefits of Choline in Eggs

    16 Mar 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The humble egg is an animal-protein food rich in many vitamins and minerals. One of the important nutrients is choline. Following are quotes from an article: "Choline plays a role in multiple physiological systems from all cell membranes to the function of organs like the liver. Choline produces a neurotransmitter involved in memory storage, muscle control and many other functions.For more than five decades, nutrition science has known that choline is an important compound in the body. However, because humans have the ability to synthesize choline and our diets generally contain significant…
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    Hospital Impact

  • The power of celebration in patient experience success

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    by Jason A. Wolf I am excited about an upcoming celebration. In an earlier Hospital Impact blog post I shared the story of leaving the closing moments of Patient Experience Conference 2013 to witness my son's birth. The powerful juxtaposition of perspective that situation provided--transitioning from an advocate for unparalleled experience to a recipient of one--is now woven into who I am. It also taught me a practical and valuable lesson on the importance of all who impact the patient experience each and every day. And while I anticipate celebrating my son's first birthday just a few days…
  • What hospitals should know about changing social media

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    by Nancy Cawley Jean Things always change in the world of social media and sometimes it's hard to keep up. Recently, two things cropped up that deserve more attention than others. Heartbleed The big news last week was the security breach dubbed the "Heartbleed" encryption bug, because, well, it's just so bad. It leaves users of many sites (not only social media) vulnerable to security breaches. Hospitals using social media should check which sites updated and change passwords accordingly, but don't do it unless the site was actually updated with a patch. So how do you know if you should…
  • Better, cheaper care within hospitals' grasp

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    by Carmela Coyle For decades, hospitals nationwide operated on a fairly straightforward business model--treat patients and charge them for those services; subtract expenses and you have a solid operating margin. If the margin is too narrow or in the red, treat more people or charge them more for your services. While this was a long-time successful business plan, it's now headed the way of the dodo bird. Hospital care in the 21st century is not that simple. Medical bill payers, including Medicare and some of the country's largest insurance companies, push for providers to reduce costs. But…
  • Collaborative premedication for healthcare leaders

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    by Kenneth H. Cohn "Maybe I should premedicate, too," a CEO of a Western community hospital said to me the night before I presented the data on 27 interviews of her medical and nursing staff. A little context is in order: My wife is a school nurse who rarely gets any of the viruses that students pass around. Ten days prior to my trip out West, she got an upper respiratory infection. Three days prior to my trip out West, I got it too. It lingered for the first three days with the usual nasal congestion, sore throat and sinus pressure. On the day I was scheduled to travel, it morphed into the…
  • Hospital execs must take charge, responsibility

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:51 am
    by Lynn McVey Chuck Lauer is a former healthcare news publisher turned author and public speaker. I don't know his age, but he talks like my dad; a man from the "greatest generation." Men who pledge humanity, integrity, honesty and service. Men who make an effort to locate the owner of a lost $5 bill--like my dad. Lauer's response to healthcare reform challenges, printed last month in Becker's Hospital Review, is huge. When he read the American College of Healthcare Executive's (ACHE) report that hospital CEO turnover grew to 20 percent in 2013, the highest rate since 1981, his reaction was…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • ADDitude Magazine: Oversharing Time for Daddy

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Parent/Teacher conferences and IEP meetings are the bane of my existence apparently. This blog from last May over at ADDitude Magazine is all about those ADHD moments when your mouth starts running and your brain can't catch up. I'm sure you can't relate. Well, you probably can't. I mean who talks about their daughters' bra sizes at a table filled with female educators? Oh, I do. Read Oversharing Time for Daddy at the Family Guy.
  • What Willem Defoe Was Warning Me About

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I am sick today and alone with my thoughts. It's probably a nice day outside, but my shades are drawn, and I am in the dark. I'm quite happy, however, so you needn't worry about me. I'm as happy as one can be with a stomach bug.I wish I could say that the most notable thing about today was my success in a new freelance job. However, I can't shake from my mind this morning's vivid dreams. I overslept for hours, obviously because I was ill, and I dreamed. I haven't done that in a very long time. It was at first a very bland dream. I was at a baseball game and we were trying to convince some…
  • ADDitude Magazine: Who Needs Sleep Anyway?

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Almost exactly a year ago this little fiasco was posted to ADDitude Magazine. Who needs sleep when you can stay up all night filling out the paperwork you promised to finish and turn in? That reminds me, the Leprechaun is eagerly awaiting a packet of papers I was supposed to have finished and submitted the other day. Good thing she can't fire me. You can read all about Who Needs Sleep Anyway? over at the Family Guy.
  • In the Aftermath of the Pittsburgh Mass-Stabbing, Where Do We Draw the Line To Feel Safe?

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    In Pittsburgh there was a mass-stabbing at a high school today. At least twenty victims, but no deaths. In a small way this is comforting. At least parents in Pittsburgh will not be grieving for the loss of their children tonight. Since anti-gun people jump on mass-shootings immediately, though, I’m wondering if it’s too soon to demand all kitchen knives be regulated. Perhaps Eric Holder’s gun bracelet idea can be modified so that only authorized, federally registered owners can use knives. Also, we need to do something about weaponized No. 2 pencils. Those things are sharp, ya know.
  • 59 Disability Bloggers You Probably Didn't Know About

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I learned the other day that my blog, A Splintered Mind is one of the top 60 disability blogs according to Alexa and curated by Dr. Joe Reddington. He removed blogs from the list that were featured on heavy hitting sites like CNN.com (where Alexa doesn’t break down individual stats for the blogs versus their parent sites) to come up with a balanced, more grassroots list of disability bloggers. Now, these sort of things go up and down. I was #27 out of sixty when he compiled the list, but I could drop off the list entirely next month. Who knows? I’m just excited to be there. Assuming you…
 
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  • News digest – lung cancer ‘Matrix’ trial, tumour goggles, 3D-printed cancer cells and more

    Nick Peel
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Our big news this week was the launch of the ambitious second stage of our Stratified Medicine Programme. Based around an important new clinical trial for lung cancer patients, we’ll be using advanced genetic testing to group patients based on shared genetic faults and offer potential treatments to those groups. Sky News and the Independent were among the many media outlets to cover the announcement and you can read more about the trial in this blog post. UK researchers revealed that exposing prostate cancer cells to cholesterol could result in the cells changing shape and being more able…
  • Science Snaps: designer drugs

    Nick Peel
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Science SnapsThey may look like pictures from a strange forest on another planet, but these illustrations depict a key process in all our cells that dictates when a cell will grow, divide or move. It’s tightly regulated, but if faults arise then cells can grow and divide out of control – a hallmark of cancer. In this guest post, Emily Burns and Jeroen Claus – PhD students from our London Research Institute – explore this molecular wilderness revealing the science behind the illustrations and how it’s being translated into the targeted cancer…
  • Stratified medicine and the lung cancer ‘Matrix’ trial – part of a cancer care revolution

    Nick Peel
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    We’ve often talked about the promise of personalised therapy for cancer – the idea that the genetic makeup of an individual patient’s cancer will guide their treatment. Over the past few years, this vision has become closer and closer to reality, and today we’re announcing another step in the right direction. Genetic testing is already used to spot a handful of key DNA changes in certain types of cancer that point to whether a patient will – or in a number of cases won’t – benefit from a particular drug. With the help of research, we are learning more and more about the genetic…
  • EU Tobacco Products Directive: 10 reasons why it’s good news for public health

    Catherine Castledine
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    The UK government recently took a huge step forward for public health by committing to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes. As we’re poised to become the first country in Europe to adopt standard packs, we’re pleased to publish a guest post by Linda McAvan, Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Linda McAvan MEP Linda has helped to steer a key piece of tobacco control legislation –the Tobacco Products Directive – through the inner workings of the European Union’s policy machine. Here she gives her take on why the new law is important for people in the UK and across…
  • News digest – when muscle turns to bone, prostate cancer tests, ‘zombie’ cancer cells and more

    Nick Peel
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Our researchers uncovered a remarkable genetic link between a rare condition that turns muscle into bone and a deadly form of childhood brain tumour called DIPG. We covered the research in this blog post. New research from our scientists found that the tests used to define how aggressive prostate cancer is underestimated the severity of the disease in over half of cases assessed during their study. The Telegraph and The Guardian were among the many media outlets to cover the research. The Independent covered early results from the AACR cancer conference in the US showing that a new treatment…
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  • Antidepressant Use Associated with Longer Duration of Breastfeeding

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Data was presented at the 18th Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Annual Conference in Perth regarding the use of antidepressants among breastfeeding women. Analyzing the data from the Danish National Birth Cohort in Denmark, researchers examined outcomes in 368 women who were taking antidepressants prior to becoming pregnant.  Two thirds of the women (67%) […] The post Antidepressant Use Associated with Longer Duration of Breastfeeding appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Sleep Interventions During Pregnancy Reduce the Risk of Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    It should be no surprise that many women complain of disrupted sleep during pregnancy.  According to a recent study, approximately 28%-38% of women meet criteria for sleep deficiency during early pregnancy. (Sleep deficiency is defined as short sleep duration, insufficient sleep, or insomnia).As pregnancy progresses, sleep quality continues to deteriorate; during the third trimester, over half of all women report poor […] The post Sleep Interventions During Pregnancy Reduce the Risk of Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Positive Parenting Can Reduce Risk for Postpartum Depression

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    A recent study investigated the effectiveness of two pediatric primary care interventions for reducing the risk for postpartum depressive symptoms. The researchers tested two interventions designed to promote parental responsiveness: Video Interaction Project (VIP) is a relationship-based intervention, using video-  recordings of mother–child dyads which are used to reinforce positive interactions Building Blocks (BB) communicates […] The post Positive Parenting Can Reduce Risk for Postpartum Depression appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Support Women and Families with PPD and Raise Public Awareness: Climb Out of the Darkness

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    This is from Katherine Stone at Postpartum Progress.  Katherine Stone has long been an advocate for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  In addition to her website which provides information and support, she has helped to create and sponsor events which raise public awareness of postpartum depression and related disorders.  The largest event for […] The post Support Women and Families with PPD and Raise Public Awareness: Climb Out of the Darkness appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • A New Questionnaire for Diagnosing Perinatal Anxiety Disorders

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    While we have focused a great deal on the emergence of mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, there is a growing body of literature that indicates that anxiety symptoms are prevalent during this period of time and may also affect pregnancy outcomes.  Certain items on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) may help […] The post A New Questionnaire for Diagnosing Perinatal Anxiety Disorders appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
 
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  • How to train the brain to chronic pain

    Simon
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    With meditation, guided imagery and hypnosis you can reduce stress and focus your mind away from the hassles. These alternative methods have crossed into mainstream medicine as effective ways to manage chronic pain without drugs. The techniques are simple to explain, but it may seem hard to do at first. In meditation, for example, you concentrate on one sound or thought, while blocking all others is harder than it looks.   Instructions 1 In meditation, breathe slowly and deeply and focus on a single action. Meditation is used to calm the mind by removing a torrent of thoughts and by…
  • How to use a mantra

    Simon
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Life can be busy even chaotic at times, and for this reason can seem impossible to find time to meditate. If you can find 15 minutes or more to meditate, find at least part of your day to fill with peace and quiet. Add the use of a mantra can make this part of your day even more beneficial, since the mantra is a very personalized form of meditation. Instructions 1 A traditional Buddhist mantra is “Om mani padme hum”. Memorize your mantra. You can use as a traditional Buddhist mantra “Om mani padme hum”. You may prefer to sing a mantra that is simply a sound that…
  • Mantras inspiring weight loss

    Simon
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:22 pm
    A mantra is a phrase that a person is repeated aloud or silently to herself with the aim of helping to achieve something. In other words, a mantra is a positive way to verbalize what you want. For weight loss, an inspirational mantra can help you stay on track and focus on the positive instead of thinking negative. Positive examples Always express your mantras at the present time. So, instead of saying “I’ll be able to fit into size 6 clothes in a few months,” say “I look good in my size 6 clothes.” You can use very specific mantras, as the previous example, or…
  • Meditation techniques of Bruce Lee

    Simon
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Bruce Lee, one of the best names in martial arts, was a staunch advocate of meditation. His philosophy of meditation, in his own words, was “Empty your mind, do not be so, have no body. Like water If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, if you put it in a bottle, becomes the bottle, if you put it in a teapot, teapot is. Water can flow and beat. Be water, my friend “. In kung fu , development is thought so important internal and external. Meditation technique The meditation technique of Bruce Lee is known as qigong, chi kung also called, which turns on the concept of chi,…
  • What is HIV positive?

    Simon
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm
    First, there is a distinction between HIV and AIDS. Most people think of it as one and the same; however, are two separate entities. HIV refers to the human immunodeficiency virus, while AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. AIDS is a disease, while HIV is the virus that causes the disease. A positive HIV test does not mean you have AIDS. HIV attacks the T cells, which are like the infantry of the army, the army of your immune system. The T cells fight all kinds of infections, and if inhibited, infections will invade and thrive in your body, resulting in the diagnosis of AIDS.
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  • 5 Highlights of the MTV Movie Awards

    Allison
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    If you didn’t watch the MTV Movie Awards last night (let’s face it, GoT was on), here are a few quick highlights that you can catch on YouTube. 1. Mark Wahlberg‘s acceptance speech Mark Wahlberg won the Generations Award last night, because apparently all of MTV’s viewers are 12 years old and think that Marky Mark is old. Whatever. He spent the majority of his speech dropping f-bombs, and it was pretty hilarious. 2. The opening montage Conan was a great choice to host, because he has no shame, mostly. The MTV Movie Awards montage is always a great tribute to all the…
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Graduation Season

    Leland
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    Graduation season is coming up for high school and college students across the nation. Commencement is a proud and joyous occasion that marks a turning point in a young person’s life. Both college and high school graduates are closing the door on one chapter of their lives and embarking on a new journey with new freedoms and responsibilities. Friends and family members cherish these celebrations with their loved ones and are often invited to both the commencement ceremony and a graduation party that celebrates the graduate. But along with this exciting time come many questions of etiquette:…
  • 10 Ways to Get the Color of the Year into Your Life

    Mikalah
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    I’m not sure how exactly Pantone was granted the gift of naming the color of the year, but they do a great job. Maybe I am the only one who eagerly awaits the unveiling of the new year’s color, but even if you’re not a fan, there are plenty of reasons to get Radiant Orchid into your decor. The color goes well with a number of pallets, and the vivid bright (without being overbearing) color is sure to inject some happiness into your life. 1. A Kiss of Color With just slightly more of a purple hue than a berry lipstick, orchid is still a very wearable lip color. Pair an orchid…
  • Seven Registry Items You Didn’t Think Of

    Leland
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:54 am
    When you and your fiancé registered for your wedding gifts, what did you ask for? Something traditional like a blender, a slow cooker or a toaster oven? Something romantic like a gift card to the spa at your honeymoon resort? Despite the fact that you got everything you wanted, you may have missed out on a few useful items that you later had to buy for yourself. Newly-engaged couples, take note! Here are seven of the best registry items that everyone forgets about! Cleaning gadgets: Register for a portable vacuum to stow in the living room closet, a full-sized vacuum (especially if you have…
  • How To Know When To DIY Or Hire An Expert

    Jennifer
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:22 pm
    As the weather warms up and we prepare for the spring and summer seasons, many people are looking toward the beginnings of their home improvement season. In addition to saving money, doing a home improvement project on your own can be a very rewarding experience for some people. But, at some point, you have to draw the line and hire a contractor or professional who knows what they’re doing and how to do it properly. Here are some tips that any homeowner should consider before they decide whether they want to do it themselves or go pro. Go It Alone Painting: For the most part, painting a…
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  • How To Balance Dating, Career And Relationship – Advice Also For Accountants

    bookacc
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:33 am
    They say that it can be quite tough to make an equilibrium between your profession and passion. A great deal of people who are fortunate in their careers are unfortunately unfortunate in love. If you are fortunate sufficient to have a growing occupation then it must not quit you from dating and discovering the love of your life. You have to accept that dating can be really tough if you have an extremely active career due to the fact that you scarcely have time to do anything else beyond your job. This type of trouble might be challenging to solve in the past yet with the development of the…
  • Our Top Ten Recommended Movies For Inspiration

    bookacc
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:34 am
    Here is our recommendation of ten top movies for inspiration in career and life. 1. PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS- A rаgеѕ tо rісhеѕ story аbоut a mаn who gоеѕ fоr hіѕ drеаmѕ аnd wont let hіѕ circumstances gеt іn thе wау 2. Rеmеmbеr Thе Tіtаnѕ- In thе 1970S a blасk аnd white hіgh ѕсhооl аrе сlоѕеd dоwn and blасkѕ and whites аrе mіxеd tоgеthеr. Thrоugh аll thе racial tеnѕіоn a black coach іѕ сhоѕеn tо hеаd thе nеwlу segregated fооtbаll tеаm 3. FOREST GUMP- Thе story оf a mаn wіth a lоw IQ who rоѕе аbоvе his…
  • Matching Career, Health And Relationship

    bookacc
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:23 am
    Dеfіnе, Imаgіnе, Lеt gо, Mаnіfеѕt I аm ѕurе most оf уоu knоw аbоut Law оf Attrасtіоn (оr Lаw оf Rеѕоnаnсе). Success оf the “Secret” аnd numеrоuѕ masters that tеасh it brоught thіѕ tоріс tо оur аttеntіоn but іt hаѕ been around for a lоng tіmе. In the mоѕt ѕіmрlе form thіѕ law ѕtаtеѕ that wе attract thіngѕ аnd people thаt vіbrаtе wіth thе ѕаmе frеԛuеnсіеѕ аѕ uѕ. Whеn уоu ѕmіlе (fееl hарру), ” the whole wоrld smiles bасk to уоu”. When уоu fееl afraid,…
  • Why Start Fitness At Work – Applicable For Accountants Also

    bookacc
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:12 am
    The tор fіvе rеаѕоnѕ tо ѕtаrt corporate fіtnеѕѕ training at уоur work tоdау! Thе most ѕuссеѕѕful соmраnіеѕ tоdау (Gооglе, еBау, Facebook) аll ѕее thе benefits оf рrоvіdіng соrроrаtе fіtnеѕѕ training tо their еmрlоуееѕ. Thе training includes both рhуѕісаl trаіnіng (bootcamp, сіrсuіt, boxercise, уоgа, ріlаtеѕ) аnd hоlіѕtіс services (nutrіtіоnаl ѕеmіnаrѕ, hеаlth testing, mеdіtаtіоn) that саtеr tо аll ѕtаff nееdѕ. Onе – Imрrоvеѕ оffісе morale. A ѕurvеу…
  • Career Astrology – Influencing Factors

    bookacc
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:06 am
    Jоb/buѕіnеѕѕ іnfluеnсіng аѕtrоlоgісаl fасtоrѕ: Jоb/ѕеrvісе: If lоrd/ѕіgn or рlаnеtѕ placed іn 10th house аrе ѕtrоng, іndісаtеѕ ѕurеtу оf ѕеrvісе. If numbеr оf fixed ѕіgnѕ рlаnеtѕ are more thаn numbеr of planets іn соmmоn or mоvаblе ѕіgnѕ in a horoscope thе nаtіvе will сhоѕе the рrоfеѕѕіоn whісh dеmаndѕ раtіеnсе, реасе, tolerance and ѕtаbіlіtу like Gоvеrnmеnt jоbѕ, medical profession оr іn асhіеvеѕ. If the рlаnеtѕ of соmmоn signs аrе mоrе than thе рlаnеtѕ…
 
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Aloo Gobi: Potato-Cauliflower Indian Dish Recipe

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Characteristics Aloo Gobi is a simple curry (normally dry) based on potatoes and cauliflower, along with a combination of aromatic spices. As Indian cuisine gained popularity around the world, many versions of aloo gobi have surfaced. In fact, it is said that every cook in India has their own version of how they make this delicious dish. Some use as little as 2-3 spice mixes, while others use as many as 7-10 spice combinations. Up to a few years ago, I was only able to enjoy this dish the odd time I would eat out, and find myself at an Indian restaurant. I wanted to reproduce it at home and…
  • Seasonal Transitions Green Smoothie

    31 Mar 2014 | 7:15 am
    Characteristics A green smoothie offers an excellent way to start your day, or power your day with greens anytime. It offers alkalizing benefits, as well as nutrient dense calories packed with vital micronutrients. This green smoothie recipe provides both optimally wholesome nutrition, as well as additional support for seasonal transitions thanks to the addition of the adaptogenic superfood Ashwagandha (read more below under 'Meal Nutrition Benefits'). Transitioning between the seasons is a time during which our bodies are more vulnerable to various imbalances due to the changes in our…
  • Review: Yandara Yoga Institute Teacher Training

    24 Mar 2014 | 1:35 pm
    If you have an interest in the world of holistic living, then you are no stranger to the topic of yoga. In fact, this ancient practice has been gaining steady momentum in the West attracting a wide variety of everyday practitioners. Increased interest led to an increase in yoga students, and thus to an increase in studios, teachers and teacher training programs. Whether for personal or professional reasons, many yoga students consider a teacher training program at one time or another. In this essay I will share with you about the Yandara Yoga Institute teacher training program and my…
  • Cranberry Ashwagandha Energizing Smoothie

    10 Mar 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Characteristics This is a delightfully tasting smoothie that has a touch of tang and well defined sweetness. It is an excellent smoothie to have anytime an energy boost is required. It is excellent in the mornings, afternoons, as well as before or after a workout. It is rich in healthy fats, carbohydrates and protein, as well as vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. The addition of the adaptogenic Ashwagandha provides rejuvenating, energizing and stress reducing properties (read more in the 'Meal Nutrition Benefits' below). It is naturally low in sodium, free of cholesterol and…
  • Avocado Olive Spinach Salad

    9 Jan 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Characteristics This is an excellent salad for the colder months of the year when we benefit from more fat (but always healthy and quality fat) in our diet. It is a richer type of salad that is very filling and zestfully delicious. It is equally as dense with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. It is especially rich in iron and zinc. It is naturally low in sodium, high in fiber and cholesterol free. It incorporates the goodness of whole, plant foods with healthy carbohydrates, fats and protein. TYPE: Salad, Meal, Appetizer PREPARATION: < 15 mins SERVING: Makes 1 meal…
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  • Saturday Stories: Hustles, HIV, and Watching

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    James Robinson in Pando Daily covers what he calls the Healbe Hustle, and why perhaps you should never trust or use Indiegogo. Dr. Max Pemberton in The Spectator presents a compelling case for why he'd rather be diagnosed with HIV than diabetes. And a heart breaking post by medical student Shara Yurkiewicz in her Scientific American column and an experience that in one way or another all of us MDs have sadly shared more than once. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook embedded below is a chat I had with Erica Ehm on why parental nos simply aren't sufficient to defend our children…
  • A Great Use for Condoms, Nutella, Mentos, and Coca-Cola

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Now I don't speak one word of Italian, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the heck out of today's Funny Friday science video involving condoms, nutella, mentos, Coca-Cola, and a very lovable Italian.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesIf I Move to Japan, I think I'll Join this GymDogs and Disappearing Treats Make For a Great Two Minute SmileDid You Know that Oreos Are Responsible for the World's Cocaine Supply? 
  • The 4th Myth of Modern Day Dieting: You Shouldn't Eat Unless You're Hungry

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    A few weeks ago I shot some short videos in my office covering the 13 myths of modern day dieting that I wrote about in The Diet Fix. Believing in these myths can break anyone's weight management efforts. Over the coming days I'll be publishing them online. For those who struggle with dietary control I can't imagine a more dangerous piece of advice than, "you should wait until you're hungry to eat". Hunger influences choice. Shop at the supermarket hungry and you'll see that influence in action. Sit down to a meal hungry and while you're not shopping from an aisle, instead you'll be shopping…
  • The 3rd Myth of Modern Day Dieting: Dieting Must Be Difficult

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    A few weeks ago I shot some short videos in my office covering the 13 myths of modern day dieting that I wrote about in The Diet Fix. Believing in these myths can break anyone's weight management efforts. Over the coming days I'll be publishing them online. Simply put, weight lost through suffering comes back. While there's no doubt that weight management and healthful living require effort, if the efforts required include regularly facing off with hunger, blindly denying yourself foods you enjoy, or following a dietary regime that doesn't fit your tastes, they're not going to last. Whatever…
  • The 2nd Myth of Modern Day Dieting: Scales Measure Health

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    A few weeks ago I shot some short videos in my office covering the 13 myths of modern day dieting that I wrote about in The Diet Fix. Believing in these myths can break anyone's weight management efforts. Over the coming days I'll be publishing them online.Scales don't measure the presence or absence of health. Nor do they measure happiness, self-worth, or success. Scales measure one thing, and one thing only. Scales measure weight.        Related StoriesThe 1st Myth of Modern Day Dieting: It's About WillpowerMy Amazon Q&A About my Book The Diet FixHey Look,…
 
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  • Do you suffer from springtime allergies?

    Jody Smith
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Yes and they're unbearable. Nothing seems to help. Yes. I take allergy medications which work for me. Yes but they are mild. No, thank goodness, I don't have allergies. View Results Image: 
  • Women Fight Back! Treatment for Painful Sex

    Jody Smith
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    Display Title:  Women Fight Back! Treatment for Painful Sex Subtitle:  Millions of women experience painful sex for a variety of reasons. The pain can range from mild to excruciating. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/sexual-health/content/women-fight-back-treatment-painful... Align:  right Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
  • Over-involvement with Smart Devices Leads to Stress, Depression

    Jody Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Display Title:  Being Over-involved with Smart Devices Leads to Stress, Depression Subtitle:  Ever wonder how your smart phone or tablet is actually affecting you as a person? Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/mental-health/content/over-involvement-smart-devices-lea... Align:  right Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
  • Lost Ability to Communicate May Be a Sign of a More Serious Problem

    Jody Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Display Title:  Lost Ability to Communicate May Be Sign of a More Serious Problem Subtitle:  Aphasia occurs when the brain's control of language is damaged. Communication is difficult or impossible. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/aphasia/content/lost-ability-communicate-may-be-sign-mor... Align:  right Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
  • Does Vitamin D Really Help?

    Jody Smith
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Display Title:  Does Vitamin D Really Help? Subtitle:  That depends on a few factors. For instance, is it vitamin D2 or D3? They are not the same. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/wellness/content/does-vitamin-d-really-help Align:  left Weight:  -7 Text Color:  Black
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  • Getting Healthy: 5 Reasons Why Healthy Lifestyles Improve Overall Health

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

    Talli van Sunder
    26 Feb 2014 | 11:05 am
    Most insurers are happy to receive your premium payments but are slow to pay your bills when the time comes. That’s why when shopping for health insurance, looking at the insurer’s average time and responsiveness processing claims should be as imperative as how much they charge for their premiums. Several industry leaders in the health insurance world, such as USHEALTH Group, are looking out for better ways to assist you and your family in those trying times when you need your insurance to step in and support you. They make that their goal, so it’s in your best interest to know about…
  • The Most Common Illnesses Suffered by Navy Personnel

    Talli van Sunder
    7 Feb 2014 | 10:02 am
    Members of the U.S. Navy are critical to the well-being, protection and safety of the United States. Navy personnel often put themselves in grave danger, willingly expose themselves to a variety of infectious illnesses, and subject themselves to the risks associated with traumatic experiences or isolation. Common illnesses suffered by navy personnel range in severity; they include post-traumatic stress disorder and mental illness, respiratory illnesses, injury, and radiation sickness. Cancer is also a significant issue among Navy personnel. For instance, there are a substantial percentage of…
  • Five Health Benefits of Getting a Massage

    Talli van Sunder
    23 Jan 2014 | 12:30 am
    Many people today are overwhelmed  by all of the health information that they receive. However, improving your health is actually very simple. You can improve your health by getting a massage. Below are some of the ways that your health can improve from getting a massage: Pain Relief – It is estimated that 80 percent of people will have back pain at some point in their life. Massages are great for soothing aches and pains. There was a study done in 2011 that compared two groups of people. Both groups of people had been suffering from back pain. One group received massages while the…
  • 7 Tips To Identify The Signs Of Substance Abuse

    Talli van Sunder
    22 Jan 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Substance abuse is a serious problem that can affect someone’s life negatively. Addicts have the potential to develop many health problems and might find it difficult to maintain relationships. Substance abusers also have legal and financial problems that are difficult to overcome. That’s why many drug addicts find it beneficial to utilize rehab treatment centers to help kick their addiction for good. It’s important to know the warning signs to determine if you might have a substance abuse problem. If you do, the sooner you get help the better. Personal Relationships – The…
 
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  • French Lab Loses Over 2,300 SARS Vials

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    The Institut Pasteur in Paris has lost over 2,000 vials containing fragments of the SARS virus. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Researchers Warn Chikungunya Virus Will Invade Americas

    7 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    French and Brazilian researchers are warning that the Chikungunya will invade the Americas. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in Guinea

    22 Mar 2014 | 9:58 pm
    An Ebola outbreak has been confirme din Guinea. The deadly virus has killed up to 59 people. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Researchers Say Handwriting Offers Clues to Early Parkinson's Diagnosis

    26 Feb 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Researchers from Gai University say handwriting can offer an early diagnosis of Parkinson's. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
  • Five California Children With Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

    24 Feb 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Researchers have identified a cluster of a polio-like illness in 5 California children. The researchers say the syndrome is very, very rare. Read more on healthnewsblog.com Permalink | Facebook | Twitter | Recent Headlines | News Feeds
 
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Measuring patient flow in a children's hospital using a scorecard with composite measurement

    Evan S. Fieldston, Lisa B. Zaoutis, Paula M. Agosto, Annie Guo, Jennifer A. Jonas, Nicholas Tsarouhas
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    BACKGROUNDAlthough patient flow is a focus for improvement in hospitals, commonly used single or unaggregated measures fail to capture its complexity. Composite measures can account for multiple dimensions of performance but have not been reported for the assessment of patient flow. OBJECTIVESTo present and discuss the implementation of a composite measure system as a way to measure and monitor patient flow and improvement activities at an urban children's hospital. METHODSA 5-domain patient flow scorecard with composite measurement was designed by an interdisciplinary workgroup using…
  • Crowdsourcing medical expertise in near real time

    Max H. Sims, Jeffrey Bigham, Henry Kautz, Marc W. Halterman
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Given the pace of discovery in medicine, accessing the literature to make informed decisions at the point of care has become increasingly difficult. Although the Internet creates unprecedented access to information, gaps in the medical literature and inefficient searches often leave healthcare providers' questions unanswered. Advances in social computation and human computer interactions offer a potential solution to this problem. We developed and piloted the mobile application DocCHIRP, which uses a system of point-to-multipoint push notifications designed to help providers problem solve by…
  • Mechanical ventilation in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: A review of new strategies for the practicing hospitalist

    Jennifer G. Wilson, Michael A. Matthay
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    BACKGROUNDThe goal of mechanical ventilation in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure is to support adequate gas exchange without harming the lungs. How patients are mechanically ventilated can significantly impact their ultimate outcomes. METHODSThis review focuses on emerging evidence regarding strategies for mechanical ventilation in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure including: low tidal volume ventilation in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), novel ventilator modes as alternatives to low tidal volume ventilation, adjunctive strategies that may enhance recovery…
  • Diagnostic yield of head computed tomography for the hospitalized medical patient with delirium

    Jesse Theisen-Toupal, Anthony C. Breu, Melissa L. P. Mattison, Ramy Arnaout
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:46 pm
    BACKGROUNDDelirium is common in hospitalized patients and warrants early diagnosis and treatment. Often the evaluation of delirium includes head computed tomography imaging. However, in hospitalized medical patients, the yield of head computed tomography is unknown. OBJECTIVETo determine the diagnostic yield of head computed tomography when evaluating a hospitalized medical patient with delirium in the absence of a recent fall, head trauma, or new neurologic deficit. DESIGN AND SETTINGRetrospective medical record review at a large academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • In response to “(Re)turning the pages of residency: The impact of localizing resident physicians to hospital units on paging frequency”

    Prateek C. Gandiga
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
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    AAFP News

  • Learn How to Document Common Diagnoses Via Free Webinar

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Although it's tempting to think otherwise, planning for the transition to the ICD-10-CM code sets for outpatient diagnostic coding still should be at or near the top of family physicians' "to do" lists. That's the opening message participating physicians will hear during a free AAFP webinar titled "ICD-10: Get Started and Be Ready" that is scheduled for April 23 from 1-2 p.m. CDT.
  • Physician Payment Systems Subject of Graham Center Forum

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Few physicians and probably fewer patients are happy with the fee-for-service payment model for medical care, but a lot of work needs to be done to initiate any kind of change. That's according panelists who spoke during a recent forum on primary care hosted by the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care.
  • AAFP, CMS Work to Clarify 'Incident to' Rules

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The complexity of Medicare billing regulations can baffle even the most business-savvy family physician. So recently, when the AAFP and family physician members had questions regarding Medicare rules for billing "incident to" services, the Academy went straight to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, M.A., for answers.
  • News in Brief: Week of April 14-18

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    This roundup includes the following news briefs: FDA Lowers Age Indication for Adacel Tdap Vaccine, CMS Directs RACs to Wind Down Current Operations, Ebola Virus Disease FAQs Available to Health Care Professionals, and Family Physicians Invited to Participate in Digital Discussion Group.
  • National Research to Focus on Resident Duty Hour Rules

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    In mid-March, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced to the graduate medical education community that preliminary work had begun on two national multicenter trials designed to investigate the impact of resident duty hour limits instituted in 2011.
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    Everyone's Medical Blog Posts - DoctorsHangout.com

  • Baby Can't Open Mouth In Medical Mystery

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Baby Can’t Open Mouth in Medical Mystery A family desperate for answers has turned to the Internet to find out why their 10-month-old son can’t open his mouth. Baby Wyatt’s lockjaw has baffled doctors since he was born, and although the Scott family has taken him to every specialist imaginable, they can’t figure out the root of the problem, Andrew Scott, the baby's father, told ABCNews.com. So his wife, Amy, decided to create a website, WhatsWrongWithWyatt.com, in the hopes that someone will recognize the condition and offer a solution. "Nobody that we’ve found has seen anything…
  • Sex During Pregnancy And Getting Pregnant

    Dahl Sagucio
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Sexual intercourse and sex before and during pregnancy are essential when getting pregnant and trying to conceive. - Many people ask themselves whether their sexual behavior is normal or not. "Am I Normal?" is a frequent question. -  Your sexual practices during pregnancy will depend on several factors: Your previous beliefs about sex Your Partner's previous beliefs Physical aspects of your pregnancy Emotional aspects of your pregnancy Your willingness to explore sexual sex positions There are many reasons why sex during pregnancy can be more enjoyable, even if your are doing it less. There…
  • How to Tell If Your Child Has Great Artistic Capabilities

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    How to Tell If Your Child Has Great Artistic Capabilities Most artistic leanings are identified early, usually while a child is in grade school. While you may have hopes that your child will be the next Jackson Pollock or Andy Warhol, you are going to have to slow down enough to observe whether or not your child is inclined toward creating art. Observe your child doodling or drawing when he thinks you’re not watching. Most children are hams and will try to put their best foot forward to impress a parent. It is when they are lost in their art that their true level of skill and talent shows.
  • US Scientists Make Embryonic Stem Cells From Adult Skin

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    US Scientists Make Embryonic Stem Cells from Adult Skin WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 (AFP) – For the first time, US researchers have cloned embryonic stem cells from adult cells, a breakthrough on the path towards helping doctors treat a host of diseases. The embryonic stem cells — which were created by fusing an adult skin cell with an egg cell that had been stripped of genetic material — were genetically identical to the donors. The hope is that cloned embryonic stem cells, which are capable of transforming into any other type of cell in the body, could be used in patient-specific…
  • Challenges Of "Gliadin Challenge" In Celiac Disease

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    CHALLENGES OF ‘GLIADIN CHALLENGE’ IN CELIAC DISEASE Celiac disease is a disorder of the small intestine characterised by the inflammatory changes of the mucosa due to the prolonged exposure of the gluten rich diet. Gliadin component is responsible for the T cell mediated inflammatory response. How does it manifest? It can manifest as chronic small bowel diarrhoea, malabsorption, growth retardation, weight loss etc. Gluten rich diet can aggravate the symptoms. Wheat, barley, rhye, oats are rich in gluten. Is diagnosis easy? Diagnosis is usually by serology-anti tTG antibody, anti…
 
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    GruntDoc

  • Top 5 Reasons Why ‘The Customer Is Always Right’ Is Wrong | Alexander Kjerulf

    GruntDoc
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Top 5 Reasons Why ‘The Customer Is Always Right’ Is Wrong | Alexander Kjerulf. Correct! Related posts: U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with ‘Top Gun’-worthy stunt: ‘You really ought to go home’ – Washington Times In what only can be described as a scene out... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
  • Terrific Southwest Airlines safety briefing video

    GruntDoc
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Beats the others:   I think using humor to keep peoples’ attention beats all the pre-recorded announcements hands down. Related posts: My new ER, in a video It’s really well done.... Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
  • Medicare Payments to Providers in 2012 – WSJ.com

    GruntDoc
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Medicare Payments to Providers in 2012 Newly released Medicare billing data show total payments to more than 880,000 medical providers in 2012, totaling $77 billion. Search the database by provider name, specialty and location to see the types and number of procedures performed and the amounts paid to each provider by Medicare. Related article. via Medicare Payments to Providers in 2012 – WSJ.com. Use your new powers for Good. Related posts: Carl McCoy: Dear Grads, Don’t ‘Do What You Love’ – WSJ.com What he said. Even Docs have to come to terms... Jeffrey Singer:…
  • Texas citizenship test: Dirk and Conan

    GruntDoc
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:07 pm
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  • Resuscitation 2014

    GruntDoc
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    As you read this, I’m winging to sunny Las Vegas for the Resuscitation-2014 conference. Not only is it going to be a first-class conference, I and a fantastic team organized by Haney Mallemat (twitter @CriticalCareNow ) will be live-tweeting the lectures, #Resus14. Full disclosure: I got my conference fee comped to come and twitter. Joke’s on them, I twitter all the conferences I go to for free, so this is a bonus. Therefore, my timeline is likely to explode on twitter. Hope you enjoy it! No related posts.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Rule Your Mind: No Negativity Allowed

    Angie
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I just love Angie here over at Losing It and Loving It and am doing the two step to show how happy I am to be here on my Overcome Your Negativity Spring Forward Blog Tour. I put the two-step remark in there because Angie knows me as a country dancer, a mom, a blogger, joyful, patient, etc.  You could say that she could put many labels on me in the scope that she knows me. What about you?  If set a sixty second timer what types of labels would you put on yourself?   A label could be things like you do like “mother” or a descriptive word like “patient”.  Go on…take a moment. …
  • Low Carb Salmon Recipe

    Angie
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:40 am
    Low Carb Salmon Pepper Pureé Guest post Easy, delicious, and healthy. With this low carb salmon recipe, you don’t have to choose between good food and good-for-you food. This recipe only takes around 20 minutes, so it’s a perfect go-to for a weeknight. I love this flavorful dish simply because it is easy, healthy, and helps you feel satisfied on fewer calories. It’s your turn to make this low carb dish so that you can start eating healthy, losing weight, and feeling awesome! Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 20 Ounces salmon filet, cut into…
  • Determine Your Food Sensitivities

    Angie
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chef Christy is back with part 2 on how to determine your food sensitivities.  In case you missed it, here is part 1: Elimination Diet Tips. Helpful Tools There are some other tools that are helpful in determining your own food sensitivities. Blood Pressure Test An easy one is to take your pulse at a resting state before trying out a particular food (you should not have eaten it for at least 24 hours before), and then try eating a small portion of that food only. If you are trying out gluten, don’t eat a sandwich, eat a slice of plain bread. If you are testing eggs, eat a plain scrambled…
  • Elimination Diet Tips by Chef Christy

    Angie
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:07 am
    Please help me welcome Chef Christy, our guest blogger this week.  Enjoy part 1 today and come back to read part 2 on Monday. Not All Calories Are Created Equal I have struggled with my weight all my life. I went on my first diet at age 5 when my Mom joined Weight Watchers for the first time. I can remember watching my mom make her own ketchup (with saccharine!) and how bad it tasted. Since I was a teen I have been experimented on with liquid protein diets, measured the size of my portions, used colored plates, adjusted my eating times, made food logs and oh yes, counted calories. Most of…
  • National Strawberry Day!

    Angie
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:07 am
    It’s National Strawberry Day. Everyone around here loves strawberries especially our granddaughter.  My personal favorite is fresh strawberries but frozen will do in a pinch. I even have a Pinterest board on Everything Strawberries.  I could use a lot more healthy strawberry pins so if you have a recipe or know of any healthy strawberry recipes, comment away. I would love to fill that board up. My favorite way to use strawberries is on top of waffles with Greek yogurt or in a smoothie. Or a delicious, simple and healthy dessert is a couple strawberries and a banana. Yum!  So…
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of California - San Diego) Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a molecule, or biomarker, called CD61 on the surface of drug-resistant tumors that appears responsible for inducing tumor metastasis by enhancing the stem cell-like properties of cancer cells.
  • Dana-Farber researchers uncover link between Down syndrome and leukemia

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) A team of researchers led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has uncovered a connection between people with Down syndrome and having a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia during childhood.
  • 'Chaperone' compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer's treatment

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Columbia University Medical Center) A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex. Retromer plays a vital role in neurons, steering amyloid precursor protein (APP) away from a region of the cell where APP is cleaved, creating the potentially toxic byproduct amyloid-beta, which is thought to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's.
  • Study of gut microbes, antibiotics: Clues to improving immunity in premature infants

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs -- germs that help to kick-start the infant's immune system. But antibiotics, used to fight bacterial infection, may paradoxically interrupt a newborn's own immune responses, leaving already-vulnerable premature babies more susceptible to dangerous pathogens
  • Computational method dramatically speeds up estimates of gene expression

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Carnegie Mellon University) With gene expression analysis growing in importance for both basic researchers and medical practitioners, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland have developed a new computational method that dramatically speeds up estimates of gene activity from RNA sequencing data.
 
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    Harvard Gazette

  • A capstone to learning

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Allison McLaughlin, sitting in a fifth-row aisle seat at the Gutman Conference Center, raised her hand and was acknowledged by Adrienne Keene, a Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) student who was nearing the end of her 80-minute dissertation defense. Keene is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and McLaughlin wanted to know how “being an insider shaped her research” on how Native Americans transition to college. Keene’s dissertation is “College Pride, Native Pride, and Education for Native Nation Building: Portraits of Native Students Navigating Freshman Year.”…
  • In shared run, a sort of stand

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    As Massachusetts and the nation remember the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon, Harvard runners are getting ready to move ahead the best way they know: together. A group of chilly but eager marathoners gathered Friday in front of the John Harvard Statue for a 2-mile jog into Boston to pick up their official numbers. “I’m a little nervous, but excited,” said junior Jennifer Shi, a first-timer competing to help raise money for the American Medical Athletic Association. Three weeks ago, Daniel Lieberman, a professor in human evolutionary biology, met Provost Alan M. Garber for…
  • Turning science on its head

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head. Myelin, the electrical insulating material in the body long known to be essential for the fast transmission of impulses along the axons of nerve cells, is not as ubiquitous as thought, according to new work led by Professor Paola Arlotta of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the University’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, in collaboration with Professor Jeff Lichtman of Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. “Myelin is a relatively recent invention…
  • There be monsters

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Shifting European notions between the late Middle Ages and the Scientific Revolution of what it meant to be human were shaped by many things, including the concept of monsters and werewolves. Surekha Davies, assistant professor of history at Western Connecticut State University, spoke Thursday evening at the Harvard Science Center about how scholarly texts (which debate the existence and properties of fictional lycanthropes and their relations, dog-headed humans) and the work of cartographers (whose maps of the New World provided a window into the “monstrosity” of strange and distant…
  • Meaningful meal

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    There aren’t many people who can point to a single day when everything in their life changed, but Jesse Sanchez ’14 can. “The day was March 31 — three days after my 18th birthday,” he said. “I come home to an email from the Harvard College Admissions Office. ‘Dear Mr. Sanchez’ … I couldn’t believe it. At that moment, I realized I was accepted to Harvard University.” Being accepted, however, was only the first hurdle Sanchez faced in coming to Harvard. Even a single semester’s tuition was far beyond his family’s income. Without some sort of support, it was unlikely…
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Dental tourism: Americans leaving the country for oral health care

    Mary Otto
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Experts say many thousands of Americans are now going abroad for dental care. The growing phenomenon of dental tourism is believed to make up a sizable portion of the worldwide multibillion-dollar medical tourism market. While exact numbers are impossible to find, and even estimates are scarce, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions estimated that 1.6 million Americans would traveled abroad for all types of medical care in 2012 with dental treatments heading the list of procedures sought. Find out why people are leaving the country for care, some of the concerns about receiving care in…
  • Avoiding the ‘Trinity Trap’ when reporting on health promotion

    Joe Rojas-Burke
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Health care is but one element of what makes the biggest difference in health outcomes – social factors play a far more significant role. Income and its distribution, education, employment, social supports, housing, nutrition, and the wider environment  what we have come to know as the social determinants of health – are the most powerful predictors of wellness and longevity. This has been understood for centuries, and empirically validated in recent decades with study after study demonstrating significant inequalities in health outcomes between wealthy and disadvantaged populations. Why…
  • How to be smart about socioeconomic status in studies

    Joe Rojas-Burke
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Image by Jay Reimer via flickr. Medical study authors routinely claim to have “controlled” for socioeconomic status. That kind of sweeping assertion should set off alarm bells. The authors probably haven’t come close to fully accounting for something as difficult to measure as a person’s place in the hierarchy of self-determination and power, neighborhood quality, working conditions, job security, income and wealth. To assume otherwise is a mistake that can lead to misleading conclusions. Consider, for example, a recent study in the journal Nature Medicine describing a genetic…
  • What early numbers tell us about kids’ dental coverage under ACA

    Mary Otto
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Image by Herald Post via flickr. Children’s dental benefits are listed among the 10 essential health benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Yet there is no federal requirement that people buy dental coverage for themselves or their children when obtaining health insurance on state marketplaces. That lack of a mandate is having an impact, a new study from the American Dental Association concludes. An average of just 15.9 percent of children obtained stand-alone dental coverage along with their medical plans across the 37 states included in the study. By the same…
  • Is technology leaving older adults behind?

    Liz Seegert
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Joseph Coughlin, director of the MIT AgeLab, is fascinated by the intersection of technology and aging. As a keynote speaker at this year’s American Society on Aging conference, he challenged the audience to think about how evolving technology can not only improve health outcomes but can improve aging as a whole. “The disruptive demographics of a new aging society is presenting a new generation gap,” he said. “This is a generation of new expectations when it comes to living longer.” Technology is a cornerstone of how this generation views aging. However, don’t get taken in by…
 
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    Lifescript

  • Help Your Children Avoid Diabetes

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffIf you and/or others in your family have type 2 diabetes, you might be worried about your children being diagnosed with it. An epidemic of obesity in children and teenagers has swept the country, and type 2 diabetes is being diagnosed in people at younger ages. Many studies show a high level of impaired glucose tolerance and high fat levels in the blood of obese children. Since impaired glucose tolerance is a condition that leads to type 2 diabetes, you should have your child tested if you're worried, says the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In…
  • Kitchen Cures for Common Ailments

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Suzy Cohen, R.Ph., Lifescript Pharmacist Use saffron to fight PMS, cooking oils against cholesterol and beets to lower blood pressure. Here’s how... Dear Pharmacist,I love saffron, but I’ve stopped buying it because it’s expensive. Are the health benefits worth the price? –T.S., Ocala, Fla.Hi T.S.,I love saffron too! This centuries-old flower extract is the most expensive spice on the market. It’s made from three tiny red stamens plucked by hand from the center of the Crocus sativus plant. Saffron has a distinctive taste and aroma, along with a lovely yellow color. I add it to…
  • Doctor-Recommended Menopause Relief

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to LifescriptYou turn hot and cold more often than a space heater, a good night’s sleep is a distant memory and your snippy mood makes Oscar the Grouch look like an amateur. Menopause is no fun, but it doesn’t have to make you miserable. We talked to top doctors for 16 ways to get relief from these nightmarish symptoms... With menopause, your body is doing a hormonal break dance. As early as your late 30s, your ovaries start producing less estrogen and progesterone. By the early 50s, they usually stop producing eggs, putting an end to monthly periods. If you…
  • Managing Your Condition

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Nicole Smith, Special to Lifescript When their son, who has severe food allergies, wanted to join the Boy Scouts, parents Nicole and Bob Smith looked into how they could protect him during snack times and meal preparations by the Scouts themselves. Read how they navigated the perilous food trails and skirted life-threatening anaphylactic reactions on campouts, where peanuts and trail mix are common staples... From the first year our son, Morgan, started in Cub Scouts, he wanted to become an Eagle Scout. We knew this would take many years and many campouts. That meant that food would have…
  • Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis: One Woman’s Story

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Special to Lifescript Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can hit fast and hard, even in younger women. One woman experienced this firsthand, when sudden pain turned into an RA diagnosis at 35. In this exclusive interview, she reveals how RA has affected her life and why she keeps dancing, despite the disfiguring disease... At 35, Lanier Lobdell, an avid hiker and motorcyclist, was always on the move. But while driving to a music festival, she was stopped cold by sudden, throbbing pain.“My shoulder froze, and my feet felt like I was walking on marbles. It was the most…
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    Lifescript

  • A Surprise Trigger of Migraine Attacks

    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerIt’s hard to imagine, but letting go of a stressful situation may cause migraine attacks. Who knew? It’s been known for some time that stress can cause migraine attacks. But a recent study published in the journal Neurology found stress letdown to be an even greater trigger for migraine attacks than the level of stress itself. The unexpected finding could lead to better preventive strategies for migraine sufferers. Researchers at Montefiore Headache Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York found that…
  • New Noninvasive Test For Colon Cancer Gets FDA Approval

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerColon cancer is preventable. What tests should you take to detect the life-threatening disease? Colorectal cancer is detectable through proper screening. If caught early, it can be prevented or cured. Nearly 40% of men and women ages 50-75, however, fail to undergo potentially life-saving screening colonoscopy as recommended. For many, the rigors of the bowel preparation, combined with an invasive colonoscopy requiring anesthesia, turn them away from the procedure. Experts have wished for an accurate, noninvasive test will come along…
  • CDC Warns Hospitals: Limit Powerful Antibiotics

    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerThis one is personal. In her last days, my mother fell victim to an infection in the hospital as a result of the use of powerful antibiotics. We had to put gowns and gloves on just to be with her, to prevent the further spread of this deadly infection. I recall holding her hand in my blue glove, regretting the barrier preventing true human touch. She had contracted Clostridium difficile infection, referred to as C. difficile or C. diff. The bacteria cause intractable diarrhea, at least 250,000 infections and 14,000 deaths each year in…
  • Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Blood Test on the Horizon

    17 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerAlzheimer’s disease has a huge impact on patients and families. Wouldn’t a diagnostic blood test be helpful? Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that kills off brain cells and inexorably leads to dementia, physical decline and death. Today, an American develops Alzheimer's disease every 68 seconds. There is no known cure. Research into possible treatments is hampered by the absence of a reliable, cost-effective test that can predict future onset of the disease. A research letter published in the journal Nature…
  • A Doctor’s Trip to Haiti: Challenging and Rewarding

    10 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerAlthough I’ve visited Haiti several times, the sudden cultural contrasts always catch me a bit off guard. As our group of 11 volunteers recently walked along a rural, muddy path to set up a field clinic, an elderly, barefoot man walking a pig helped mark the route. He barely looked up as we passed on foot, hauling our bags full of medication and hope. Welcome back to Haiti. Our location in rural, southwest Haiti was a welcome contrast to the noise, dust and chaos of Port au Prince. The 6-hour ride from the airport to our base of…
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    Healing with (Raw) Juices

  • A New Home, A New Chapter

    Mysti Reutlinger
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    When Jaden had his allergic reaction in February, life changed. I wouldn’t say that life changed for the better or worse in that instant, but it did change. What was once our normal routine shifted to incorporate doctors, medicine, and … read more
  • Allergies, Hospitals, and Pain

    Mysti Reutlinger
    8 Mar 2014 | 1:21 pm
    On February 24, 2014, I picked up some hummus from the store – something that is far from a normal occurrence. While we love and dine on hummus regularly, I have always made our own. The hummus I picked up … read more
  • Review: A Beginners Guide to Juices and Smoothies

    Mysti Reutlinger
    8 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    On January 25, 2014, Healing with Juices released the first of many guides to the public with both print and digital options. This guide is intended for the beginner who asks the questions: What should I juice? Is there really … read more
  • Adventures in Health and Healing

    Mysti Reutlinger
    28 Feb 2014 | 3:10 am
    Dear Readers, As last week ended and this week began, I looked forward to a few shorter days with more fun surrounding Healing with Juices as well as projects near and dear to my heart. Michele was beginning the slow … read more
  • Coffee-Infused Smoothies

    Mysti Reutlinger
    28 Feb 2014 | 3:00 am
    Coffee-Infused Smoothies? Yes, you read that right! Coffee is not just a hot beverage one might enjoy in the morning or an icy treat for a hot afternoon, it can become an ingredient that rocks your smoothies to the next … More Caffeinated Sweetness Ahead!
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Whole wheat banana bread with mint sauce

    Dr. Ayala
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    I do love banana bread. Like most banana-loving families, I find over-ripe bananas in my fruit bowl quite often. Bananas are a tricky fruit: They’re at their best when just ripe, and if you happen to look away for a few hours and neglect to consume them in time, you’re in banana bread territory with over-ripe bananas—still delicious, but not lunchbox material.
  • What’s a normal restaurant portion size?

    Dr. Ayala
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    We tend to eat what’s on our plate. Most of us have a hard time stopping at satiety or assessing caloric count, we therefore rely on outside cues and eat the unit offered, believing that that unit is what normal people eat. So restaurants affect how much we’ll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal.
  • Does healthy food sell?

    Dr. Ayala
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    What can be more wholesome than an athletic event at school? I’ve been to many, and my frequent regret is that the foods and drinks offered during these games almost undo the message and purpose of sport’s healthfulness.
  • Can super-sizing fruits help you shed weight?

    Dr. Ayala
    19 Mar 2014 | 5:31 am
    Added sugar is now heavily targeted as the food to reduce, and fruit is suggested as a great alternative to satisfy cravings for sweet.
  • Anti flat-belly foods

    Dr. Ayala
    12 Mar 2014 | 5:04 am
    A calorie is a calorie when it comes to weight, but not when it comes to health, and studies suggest that there are indeed foods that make you fat in all the wrong places.
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    Sadies Skinny

  • Intermittent Fasting – The holy grail of diets?

    sadie
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    When you stepped on the scale this morning, you may have noticed that you were a few pounds heavier than you would have liked. More than likely, there were other signs that you were packing it on, like feeling listless, tired and probably not as sharp as you can normally be. It is even possible that you found yourself feeling a little depressed, maybe you started getting looks from some of the people that you come in contact with at the office. Well I can assure you that this has been the case for me for the last 3 or so weeks. I hate it! Are you tired of all your attempts at losing weight,…
  • My new blender – Review of the VitaMix 5200

    sadie
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    When people think of blenders, they don’t think of anything too special. They just think of something that mixes drinks or smoothies together and gets the job done. The VitaMix 500 is the exact opposite of that, as it is the ultimate blender with many great reviews so far. Yes, it may be expensive and a little out of your comfort zone when it comes to buying kitchen appliances, but this blender won’t disappoint. Do not go with the cheaper version because it will just be a disappointment and won’t hold out in the long run. The reason why top chefs use the VitaMix is because…
  • Diets: How To Choose From All The Options?

    sadie
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    If you’re like me, you know that there are a ton of different options when it comes to dieting that it is just ridiculous. That makes it nearly impossible to find one that works for you. Well I’m here to offer at least a little help. Some of the top diets are: Low-Calorie Diets Low-Fat Diets Low-Carbohydrate Diets Vegetarian Diets Vegan Diets Low-Calorie Diets Diets in this style are meant to create a low-energy diet where your body will get the energy it needs from your own body fat instead of from calories. It generally consists of low-calorie cooking methods. Some pros are that…
  • A quick hello

    sadie
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    Hi everyone! Before I start blogging away I wanted to quickly say hello to everyone out there. I just started my journey of loosing some weight (my goal is to loose 15 pounds over the next 6 month) and since I am the type of person who needs to research everything there is to know about diets and stuff I decided to put my findings on this blog. Maybe it helps you in your own endeavors to loose some weight. Alright…let’s do this The post A quick hello appeared first on Sadies Skinny.
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    Walker Tea Review

  • Who Deserves A World Tea Award? WTR Picks

    Jason Walker
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Like many other industries, those of us connected to tea business will gather to select the best and brightest of our peers. Now is the time to submit nominations. Nominate BEFORE 25 April 2014. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WorldTeaAwardsNominations   In Case You Need Some Help With Nominations: Best Tea Publication Art of Tea -  One of the best English […]
  • Tea Steeping Factors – Altitude, Temps and Times

    Jason Walker
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    A traditional teabag is designed to remove the magic of making tea. Blenders work to mix the right ratio of leaves so that the taste profile is the same in every bag, year after year. Once you know what you brew from this bag, you can use the same parameters and get the same results. […]
  • Tea Review 519: Teamania’s Oolong #12 Jin Xuan

    Jason Walker
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
      Origin: Doi Mae Salong, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand Harvest: 2012 Score: 88 Price (as of post): 200 g = $13.48  to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teamania. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see […]
  • Brian Kirbis – People and Plant of Harvest

    Jason Walker
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    As tea drinkers, it is easier to see the intersection of tea and humanity when the cup is in our hands. It can be more challenging to appreciate the people involved in bringing that leaf to our cups, but our Information Age has certainly helped. Seeking to further peel away the layers between people and […]
  • Tea Review 518: Teavivre Superfine Moderately Roasted Dong Ding

    Jason Walker
    5 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Origin: Lugu, Nantou, Taiwan Harvest: 1 Aug 2o13 Score: 91 Price (as of post): 7 g sample = $4    to Walker Tea Review. Get complete access to Member Content.   Sign Up For The Newsletter. Sample provided by Teavivre. Walker Tea Review- a tea blog with tea reviews and tea tastings. Want to see a […]
 
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    mobihealthnews

  • In-Depth: Mobile adoption among US physicians

    Brian Dolan
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    After a few years of similar data points, Manhattan Research‘s Director of Physician Research James Avallone feels confident that smartphone adoption among physicians in the US has plateaued. “We have seen this number in the low 80s since 2011 — it’s been static,” Avallone said. “In 2010 we were at 72 percent of physicians and [...]
  • At least four startups are now focused on Google Glass apps for doctors

    Aditi Pai
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    This week, Google opened Google Glass sales to the general public for one day only and before the day ended the limited supply of Glass devices that Google offered sold out. While there is clearly some demand for the wearable device, another camp is more skeptical about the role Google Glass will play in the [...]
  • Pharma company Opko acquires smart inhaler startup for at least $10M

    Jonah Comstock
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    Biopharmaceutical company Opko Health has acquired Israeli smart inhaler company Inspiro Medical for a sum in “the low eight figures”, according to Opko’s Director of Strategic Investment Les Funtleyder. The company will be using Inspiro’s Inspiromatic technology to develop an app-connected inhaler that will be bundled with a forthcoming new drug for asthma, COPD, and [...]
  • RunKeeper launches Breeze, an all-day tracking app for iPhone 5s

    Jonah Comstock
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    RunKeeper launched a new iPhone 5 app this morning called Breeze, aimed not just at runners but at walkers and casual exercisers. The app uses the phone’s M7 motion coprocessor to track the user’s movements all day, similar to ProtoGeo’s Moves app or Azumio’s Argus app. “Breeze gives you simple insights into your daily activity [...]
  • Nielsen: 46 million people used fitness apps in January

    Aditi Pai
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Almost one-third of US smartphone owners, which is about 46 million unique people, used apps from the fitness and health category in January 2014, according to a report from Nielsen’s Mobile NetView 3.0 software, which is on-device software installed onto iOS and Android smartphones with permission from survey participants. Approximately 5,000 panelists aged 18 and over participated [...]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • Tom Granville Lost 70 Pounds For the Love of His Daughter and Hockey

    Dani Stone
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    After his first marriage ended in divorce, Tom Granville never thought he would experience the joy of parenthood. When his second wife gave birth to their baby girl, he found joy he never knew was missing in his life. Then Tom’s doctor delivered some unsettling news. At 450 pounds with high blood pressure and pounding [...]
  • Chocolate Milk Gets the Boot from Schools with Surprising Results

    Elizabeth
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Think back: Can you imagine school lunch with no chocolate milk? Many can, and some schools have made the thought a reality in an effort to make school lunches healthier for students. However, the efforts may have been misguided. Researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab surveyed 11 elementary schools in Oregon where chocolate [...]
  • Celebrating the Easter/Passover Cross-Over With Food Everyone Can Enjoy

    Dani Stone
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Sunday is Easter, the day when Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. Millions of Americans will mark the occasion by attending church services, then gathering with friends and family for a big meal, and an Easter egg hunt. The egg hunting part is still a mystery, but that’s what we do. This year, [...]
  • The Easter Dozen: 12 Surprising Recipes for a Perfect Easter Brunch Celebration

    Brandi Koskie
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Easter is symbolic of so many things, but for me, it is the sure sign that spring has arrived. I love brunch in the spring more than any other season. It just seems as delicate and pretty as the season itself, which provides a pretty good excuse to take my meals to the patio. This [...]
  • No More Back Pain! 3 Core Moves that Help End Aches

    Katie McGrath
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    What is all the fuss about having a strong core? Yes, of course we all want a smokin’ hot six pack, but is there a real benefit to tightening your tummy beyond the aesthetic? Short answer: Yes. And a lot of it has to do with having a healthier, stronger center and a less achey lower [...]
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    Medical Education Blog

  • Please Read if Attending #CCME Flipped Clasroom Workshop

    djb103
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Dr. Greg Malin and I are doing a workshop for #CCME 2014 on Flipping the Classroom. Normally when we do this workshop, participants are asked to do a series of pre-readings so they have a better understanding of what it means to be a student in a flipped environment. Unfortunately, we don’t know who will be participating ahead of time at CCME so we decided to do a social experiment and see if Social Media could be used to provide access to the pre-readings. Before the workshop on April 28th, please read: Why flip the medical classroom? As you are reading this article, please think about…
  • How Do People Learn to Do X?

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

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

    djb103
    10 Jan 2014 | 10:02 am
    The Problem Like women a year after childbirth who have fuzzy memories of the experience, preceptors don’t remember what it was like not to know X. Their fingers don’t remember the inability to tie knots and they are unable to list the steps in a procedure because it is performed automatically, both mentally and physically. Therefore guidelines seem too simplistic or obvious to experts. Even changes to guidelines are rapidly assimilated if they fit into the medical patterns that experts already have. Medical Students Don’t Have Patterns Medical students leave the university…
  • Creating a Culture of Disclosure

    djb103
    21 Aug 2013 | 3:43 pm
    Last night I attended an #HCLDR tweet chat on medical error where Dr. Brian Goldman was the guest facilitator. The first topic was “What stops health professionals from talking more openly,at work,about their mistakes?” Not surprisingly, most people talked about a culture of denial that covers up or redirects blame for medical errors because of fear, fear of litigation or of shaming from peers. Since I started working in medicine 10 years ago, I have heard many stories about shaming and punishment being used as “Medical Education Techniques”. I think the cultural…
 
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    Health in 30

  • A TEDEd Presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight, plus other names for added sugar

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA This is a short charming animated informational TED-Ed Original presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight-Robert Lustig. “While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar’s many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.” Robert Lustig, MD is a UCSF Professor of Pediatrics, author and educator. How many other names for…
  • Are Healthcare Consumers at the Forefront of Digital Health?

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:03 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA and Ben Heubl Simply put, healthcare is about the patient. Healthcare is a multidisciplinary team approach and patients are at the center of healthcare. The urge to understand healthcare and medicine from the perspective of the patient, or consumer, is something that even key stockholders fail to understand, writes David Shaywitz in a Forbes piece. The author refers to an article from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “What Patients Really Want From Health Care” by Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD. What Patients Want: Access to services in a…
  • Twitter Heart Chat: Sharecare and American Heart Association

    admin
    20 Feb 2014 | 7:59 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Twitter Chats are a powerful way to share valuable information in real-time.  Sharecare and the American Heart Association partner to host a Twitter Chat on Heart Health. Please join the Twitter Chat today, February 20, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, and use the Hashtag #HeartChat. In support of the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Sharecare, the online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, together are proud to host a Twitter chat to answer users’ questions…
  • Virtual Summit to Empower Caregivers

    admin
    11 Feb 2014 | 5:31 am
    Please join us today, February 11, 2014 for a virtual summit for caregivers. Impact80 Virtual Summit is the first global conference, to be held online with 1 goal in mind – to support and reach as many women & men who work full or part-time while caring for a sick, disabled child or aging parent. Impact80 Summit will provide caregivers with mental health, caregiving, patient engagement resources, tips and information they need. Goldina Erowele, PharmD, RPh, is a caregiver, clinical pharmacist, editor-in-chief of the award nominated (SeniorHomes, WegoHealth & HealthLine)…
  • Sharecare Helps to Engage and Empower Consumers with Mobile Health App-AskMD

    admin
    12 Dec 2013 | 10:51 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA From digital to doctor with a click on your iPhone or iPod touch Self-diagnosing is not a good idea, but arming yourself with accurate, credible and trustworthy information is a great idea. It’s such an exciting time in health care today. Digital technology helps to empower and engage consumers to take charge of their health, and it fosters consumers to be active participants in their healthcare. One way to become empowered is to research health information so you can arm yourself with necessary information you need. However, due to the massive amount of…
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    Cathy's Natural Remedies

  • My European Vacation Begins!

    Cathy Heard
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:58 am
    We am starting on a two month vacation to Europe. For the next four days, we will be flying, flying, flying. As a result, I highly doubt I will be able to blog. Once we are settled in Rome, and as long as we have great internet, I will return to blogging. I am looking very forward to the natural, non-GMO food in Europe. It will be much easier to eat well. I will post about what I find there and how I enjoy it. After Rome, we are headed to Greece for six weeks for some rest and relaxation. Again, we will be in a country where there are no GMOs! Can’t wait! Next is Lisbon. Getting to…
  • Video: This Will Change You in Exactly 60 Seconds

    Cathy Heard
    29 Mar 2014 | 8:29 am
    Powerful!!! If you have children, please watch! Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky (Author), Connie Burk (Author) (39) Buy new: $19.95 $15.24 83 used & new from $8.57The post Video: This Will Change You in Exactly 60 Seconds appeared first on Cathy's Natural Remedies. Related posts: Video Spoof of Monsanto! Video: I Bet You Have This Cure For Cancer In Your Cupboard Kids Can Drown in 20 Seconds!
  • Smart Meters – Safe or Dangerous? Part 2

    Cathy Heard
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    This is part 2 of my blog about Smart Meters. This is pretty intense information.  Jerry Day, an Emmy-winning television producer and consumer rights advocate, warned us about the health dangers of these digital surveillance devices attached to our homes.  His website is freedomtaker.com. He says: This is criminal trespass and the reason it is, is there are two elements that the power company is attempting to impose upon your home that it has not easement for, no contract for, no legal authority for and which happen to be illegal and those two things are radiation and surveillance. The…
  • Smart Meters – Safe or Dangerous?

    Cathy Heard
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    Last weekend, I listened to a talk show on smart meters. Jerry Day, an Emmy-winning television producer and consumer rights advocate, warned us about the health dangers of these digital surveillance devices attached to our homes.  His website is freedomtaker.com. These digital meters cause serious health problems and are an invasion of your privacy.  Here is the gist of what he said. Many people are sensitive to EMFs. Thirteen percent of the population experience some sort of effect of the frequencies. We only feel them if we are damaged. Smart meters are transmitting and contain digital…
  • Laughter, Love & Lemons, Chapter 12, Part 3

    Cathy Heard
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
    Editor: This is the thirty-second part of a book written by my close friend about her mother’s journey with old age and dementia. To read all of it, click here. In the previous entry, Barbara was acting very strange when in a restaurant with Sophie, ‘one minute happy, next minute demanding, acting annoyed and loud, then overly excited and child like.’ Once we had arrived back we stopped off at the reception desk to let them know I would be staying for dinner but not eating from the menu. The receptionist, Martha, did not even so much a look up at us. “Hi Martha.” I…
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    Turbulence Training

  • # 1 hip exercise to help you squat and lunge without pain

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    "This exercise is downright stupid." Yep, that's what top experts, like Mikey Whitfield, Certified Turbulence Trainer, say when I show it to them. But then they use it and realize it is AMAZING.   It's called the "SCREACH" - "Spiderman Climb with Reach". It works better than anything else to loosen the hips and help you squat and lunge WITHOUT pain.   It's your #1 mobility and warm-up
  • How to beat sugar addiction

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    If you're having a panic attack this weekend because of all the junk food that is in your house, from sugary hot cross buns to 18-inch chocolate bunny rabbits then I have very, very good news for you.   It's called FREEDOM. Finally, you can be free of sugar cravings and addiction. No more tears, frustration, fat bellies, binges, or embarrassment.   Get Sugar Free and overcome sugar
  • Squats and bench workouts

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Back under the bar now that I'm off the toilet. I needed a couple of days on a non-jello diet, too. Oh wait, not sure what I'm talking about? Read this:- http://www.earlytorise.com/my-colonoscopy-and-man-up-challenge-to-you/Now that everything is back to normal, this week's workouts are:#1 - Lower BodyBig total body warm-up1A) Squats1B) Box Jumps - sets of 2, and it wasn't until about the 4th set
  • Meathead Garage Gym Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    <!-- .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } --> Awesome workout today. It's been a while since I've trained, due to this weekend's surgery and preparation, so I was glad to let it rip on this one. Started off in the basement using the rafters to do pullups...1A) Pullups1B) Pushups1C) Slamball Slams- 5 rounds2A) Floor Press2B) Powerblock
  • Superfoods Smoothie

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    If you want to build muscle and lose fat at the same time, your post-workout nutrition needs to be perfect to support your goals.  That means getting the right nutrients into your body to help you recover, burn calories, and keep you making progress towards to your fitness goals.   Here's a delicious and perfect post-workout smoothie that you can try. It's called "Superfoods Peanut Butter
 
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Differences between food allergies and food intolerances

    Guest
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:56 am
    The difference between food allergies and a food intolerance is a topic that can be confusing. Learn more about both in this article.
  • Food Allergy Bloggers Conference 2014

    Ruth LovettSmith
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:09 am
    If you are a food allergy blogger, food allergy parent or just want to learn more about food allergies......then mark your calendars! The 2014 Food Allergy Bloggers Conference dates have been announced.
  • Gluten Free LÄRABAR Review

    Ruth LovettSmith
    26 Feb 2014 | 6:52 pm
    LÄRABAR prides itself on making an unprocessed, wholesome snack with minimal ingredients. Their bars are a blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices.
  • Life Threatening Food Allergies ARE a Disability

    Ruth LovettSmith
    22 Feb 2014 | 9:04 am
    Why Cupcakes Should NOT Be Served in the Classroom. My response to a recent piece in The Huffington Post.
  • Oral Immunotherapy Information – OIT

    Ruth LovettSmith
    16 Jan 2014 | 11:20 am
    Oral Immunotherapy (also known as OIT) is defined as an experimental desensitization treatment for food allergy.
 
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance: Should You Care?

    David Harlow
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • FDASIA Health IT Report Issued; Comments Welcomed on Three-Agency Approach

    David Harlow
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:09 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Unlocking the Power of Health Data

    David Harlow
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:46 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts: Is the Application Process Broken?

    David Harlow
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:05 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Where are they now? Accretive Health

    David Harlow
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:38 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
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    InsureBlog

  • Easter, More than Bunny's and Eggs

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Easter is a sacred time for Christians throughout the world. However, like many religious traditions, the meaning and symbolism of this Holy day has become commercialized.Easter shares some of the tradition with Passover, but Easter is not Christian Passover any more than Passover is Jewish Easter. The central characters in both events involve Jews but beyond that the meaning and purpose move in separate directions.Easter is representative of the Sunday following the crucifixion of Jesus, son of Mary and Joseph. Jesus was a prophet as well as the Christ, the One who was foretold in the…
  • My Bleeding (404Care.gov) Heart

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    By now, IB readers are presumably fully aware of the dangerous Heartbleed virus (well, major internet security flaw). Some may recall that a week or so ago, the folks in DC assured us that users of the 404Care.gov site weren't at risk there.But that was then, and this is now:"Healthcare.gov users told to change passwords following Heartbleed flaw ... People who have accounts on the enrolment website for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding…
  • We’re lost, but we’re making good time

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today's Wall Street Journal reports President Obama saying that eight million people had picked health-insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act.  “The point is, the repeal debate is and should be over," the president said. "The Affordable Care Act is working..." Well yeah, it's a start, but it's still at most only 20% of America’s uninsured, leaving aside what this obsessively word-smithing president might mean by "picked".The insurance underwriter in me knows what Obama said is sales talk.  His are not the words of a knowledgeable experienced salesman, or an experienced…
  • Friday Spindle-Clearing Time

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Each of these may well deserve their own post, but alas, 'tis not to be:■ The Obamastration's touting the latest (fake) number of sign-ups at 29 gazillion (or 8 million - I've heard it both ways). Thing is, that seems to include thousands of actual prison inmates.Kudos, Kathy!■ From the MVNHS© Files comes this unfortunate statistic:"Majority of foreign doctors in the UK, including from India, would fail Britain's health service exams if they were held to the same standard as their British colleagues."But hey, it's free!■ More ObamaTax lies:"A New York woman suffering from a…
  • Lose Your Husband, Insurance [UPDATED]

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Apparently, the ObamaTax is all about the "glitches:""More than two dozen widows who were married to retired Madison county employees, lost their health insurance coverage earlier this year."That's Madison County, Alabama (no, not that Madison County), which had been self-insured. It's not really clear to me why that would preclude them from offering coverage of some kind, but according to county commission chairman Dale Strong, "new regulations in Obamacare would amount to an extra $25 million dollars per year."Yikes.UPDATE: Okay, turns out that (of course), there's more to the story. Yes,…
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    Health Business Blog

  • Physician ratings edge closer to the mainstream

    David Williams
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    Doctor ratings and reviews have gotten a bad name, especially from doctors. There are concerns about their validity and usefulness. And while I share these worries I also believe ratings and reviews are important and have the potential to become much more prominent and useful over time. I’m encouraged that some healthcare providers are reversing course and starting to publish ratings and reviews on their own websites. University of Utah is doing it, the Cleveland Clinic is considering following along, and others are also starting to think about it (Hospitals get into doc rating…
  • ObamaCare signups: More than just the exchange numbers

    David Williams
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    All that hyperbole for nothing! President Obama just announced that 8 million people signed up for coverage on federal and state health insurance exchanges during the initial open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. That’s higher than originally projected, and much higher than how things looked when the glitch-filled healthcare.gov sputtered out of the gate. Cynics will pick at that accomplishment, claiming that it overstates the law’s impact by counting people who already had insurance, and those who don’t end up paying their premiums. ObamaCare is…
  • Zohydro ban: Disagreeing with Governor Patrick

    David Williams
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is trying to ban Zohydro ER, a new prescription painkiller, under a state of emergency he’s declared to combat opiate abuse. I agree with the Governor that opiate addiction is a huge problem in Massachusetts (and many other places) but the attempt to ban sales of Zohydro is a bad idea that’s likely to have a negligible impact on the addiction crisis while potentially harming one of Massachusetts’ most important industries. The argument against Zohydro ER (the ER stands for “extended release”) is that it promotes abuse by…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Healthcare Lighthouse

    David Williams
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Healthcare Lighthouse makes its hosting debut with an April Fools’ edition of the Health Wonk Review. You’ll definitely want to check it out.  
  • ICD-10 delay –I’m quoted in AIS Health

    David Williams
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    ICD-10 is grounded again I was surprised –like many others– that the latest temporary “doc fix” bill also delayed the implementation of ICD-10 coding for a year or more. Everyone I know had expected the real deadline to be October of this year. We were told as much by CMS leader Marilyn Tavenner in her keynote address at #HIMSS14 in late February: “There are no more delays and the system will go live on October 1. Let’s face it guys, we’ve delayed this several times and it’s time to move on.” But she doesn’t run Congress and they…
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • The Dichotomy of Medicare’s Data Release Policy: Moral Suasion and the Limits of Mass Data Transparency

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The Disease Management Care Blog continues to welcome blog posts from outside authors. This is another one courtesy of Erik Tollefson, who works in the health policy field. He can be reached at erikDOTmDOTtollefsonATgmailDOTcom.Medicare has had an interesting few weeks: Not only did Congress manage to pass another one-year “fix”  to the (unsustainable) sustainable growth rate reimbursement scheme, but planned Medicare Advantage cuts magically turned into a marginal increase (at least for some insurers) after deftly applied political pressure. This behind-the-scene politicking set the…
  • Seven Things You Need to Know About The Overt Fun and Covert Benefit of Health Gamification

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Channeling all this energy forhealth and wellness?The networked Population Health Blog got an alert about this just-published article on the "gamification" of health from the Games for Health Journal The PHB was only vaguely aware of the growing medical literature that uses humans' love of gaming to promote healthy behaviors, increase prevention and mitigate chronic disease.  And it certainly wasn't aware that there was a entire journal dedicated to the topic.In this particular article, author Brian Landwehr introduced the PHB to the term…
  • Running for Sheriff and Obamacare

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    As Washington DC lurches from one partisan skirmish to another, it's only natural that pundits are pining for the good old days of larger than life politicians like Lyndon Johnson.  Despite a recalcitrant Congress dominated by southern conservatives, our 36th President's big-government ideas ultimately prevailed.   So, while we're looking for ways to ease our national discontent, it's only fair to ask: what would the wily LBJ have done about a vacancy over at Health and Human Services?The Population Health Blog doubts he would have nominated Sylvia Mathews…
  • Say Hello to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Nominee for HHS

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The Population Health Blog is naturally intrigued by the announcement that Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her position as HHS Secretary, and that the White House will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace her.So, who is she?  After reviewing a number of reports that are summarized below, it seems Ms. Burwell is a widely-liked and experienced Washington insider. She has a Clinton-Lew-Rubin pedigree and possesses considerable economic/budgetary credentials. Most of all, has the best chance of anyone of getting confirmed by a…
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    If you have some favorite notions, you'll probably NOT want to go over to the Healthcare Lighthouse's latest edition of the Health Wonk Review.  Host Billy Wynne looks at some April Fools style assumptions with a masterful summary of the latest insights from bloggers - like the PHB.Enjoy!
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Short term health insurance is your best option if you missed open enrollment

    Louise
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Short term health insurance plans don’t have an open enrollment period Connect for Health Colorado extended the open enrollment deadline to April 15, but open enrollment in 2014 ACA-compliant plans is now over.  Short term health insurance plans may be the best option if you didn’t get your enrollment submitted on time. The exchange is continuing to [...] The post Short term health insurance is your best option if you missed open enrollment appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Open Enrollment For Individual Health Insurance Plans Starting in 2014…
  • ACA here to stay, workplace safety, and a decrease in inpatient care

    Louise
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Billy Wynne hosted the most recent edition of the Health Wonk Review, and it’s excellent.  Billy’s website, Healthcare Lighthouse, is an excellent resource that I found thanks to this HWR – check it out if you haven’t already. Some of my favorite articles in this edition come from Wendell Potter, Julie Ferguson and Brad Flansbaum. [...] The post ACA here to stay, workplace safety, and a decrease in inpatient care appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: The ACA getting the job done, and a great Health Wonk Review The Safety Of Planned Home…
  • Colorado making great progress covering the uninsured and underinsured

    Louise
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Last November, the 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey was released with a variety of updated data, including the number of Colorado residents who were uninsured in 2013:  about 741,000.  That was down from 829,000 two years earlier, but is still 14% of our state population.  And it doesn’t include the people who are considered underinsured [...] The post Colorado making great progress covering the uninsured and underinsured appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Connect for Health Colorado Exceeding Enrollment Targets The Expansion Of Medicaid Primarily…
  • Connect for Health Colorado Updates On The End Of Open Enrollment for Health Insurance in 2014

    Louise
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:44 am
    Back in October, six months probably seemed like plenty of time to have open enrollment for health insurance in 2014.  And for all the procrastinators out there – you know who you are! – there was always tomorrow.  But we’re now down to just one week remaining in open enrollment.  The good news is that [...] The post Connect for Health Colorado Updates On The End Of Open Enrollment for Health Insurance in 2014 appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Open Enrollment For Individual Health Insurance Plans Starting in 2014 Connect for Health…
  • Don’t Get Caught By The ACA Individual Mandate Penalty – It’s Not Just $95

    Louise
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    As we head into the final week of open enrollment for 2014, there will be plenty of last-minute activity.  Lots of people will be enrolling this week, and if you’re uninsured or covered by a not-so-stellar policy, make sure that you’re among them.  Otherwise, your options will be extremely limited until the 2015 open enrollment [...] The post Don’t Get Caught By The ACA Individual Mandate Penalty – It’s Not Just $95 appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Related posts: Strengthening The ACA Individual Mandate Possible Alternatives To The…
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    Healthcare Economist

  • End-of-week links

    Jason Shafrin
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Suicide and cancer treatment. Hospital consolidation in France. Mini CoR. Exchanges doing just fine. Amazon and wellness.
  • “The medical marketplace is broken”

    Jason Shafrin
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    This quote is from David Blumenthal, a physician and former Harvard Medical School professor, who was the national coordinator for health information technology between 2009-2011.  He describes in an interview for the Atlantic why adoption of electronic medical records has been so slow in the U.S. From the patient’s perspective, this is a no-brainer. The benefits are substantial. But from the provider’s perspective, there are substantial costs in setting up and using the systems. Until now, providers haven’t recovered those costs, either in payment or in increased satisfaction, or in…
  • The role of coaches and student-athletes

    Jason Shafrin
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    Today I take a break from my traditional blogging on healthcare and briefly discuss two issues related to student-athletes.  These questions include: Are coaches employers or educators? Should students get unlimited meal plans? I discuss each below. Much of the content is drawn largely from one of my favorite non-healthcare blogs, Wages of Wins. Are coaches employers or educators? Pat Fitzgerald, the coach of Northwestern University’s football team, says the answer is yes.  The Northwestern players have the option to unionize and Fitzgerald does not see himself as an employer. …
  • Who is health care’s Amazon.com?

    Jason Shafrin
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:36 pm
    That is the quesition PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) asks in it’s latest report.  Although the report does not make any specific predictions, there are some interesting case studies it presents.  Some of these case studies include Earlier this year, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, complete with a built-in heart rate monitor. In 2013, Apple also was issued a US patent for a “seamlessly embedded heart rate monitor” for devices such as its iPhone. . CVS Caremark announced it would stop selling tobacco products in its 7,600 stores as part of a strategy to…
  • The uselessness of volume-based hospital analysis

    Jason Shafrin
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Do hospitals with higher volumes have better outcomes? If hospitals specialize or providers learn-by-doing, hospitals with more admissions or more procedures may have higher quality. A paper by Hentschker and Mennicke (2014) examine just this question and find: We define hypothetical minimum volume standards in both conditions and assess consequences for access to hospital services in Germany. The results show clearly that patients treated in hospitals with a higher case volume have on average a significant lower probability of death in both conditions [aortic aneurysm and hip fracture].
 
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • Where's Aristotle When ABC Needs Him?

    Tom Lynch
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    This morning, ABC's Good Morning America shone its media arclight on Cathy Caswell as she spun the great big wheel on The Price is Right, not once, but twice. But while doing so Ms. Caswell was drawing $3000 per month in workers comp indemnity payments, according to ABC. And she was collecting those payments because of a shoulder injury, which...
  • Fresh Health Wonk Review posted at Healthcare Lighthouse

    Julie Ferguson
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Check out the freshly posted Health Wonk Review - The April Fools' Edition at Healthcare Lighthouse. Think we're a little late on the date? Nope. Host Billy Wynne says the spirit of April Fools' lives on as the blogosphere's smartest health wonks gather to correct foolish notions and misconceptions floating around in certain pockets of our national dialogue. Billy has...
  • Zohydro ER Vs. Deval Patrick: The Latest Gunfight at the OK Corral

    Tom Lynch
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged that prescription drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury-related death in America, surpassing auto accidents. Couple that with the Agency's approval last October of Zohydro ER, the first pure opiate painkiller, and you begin to understand why many lawmakers are left scratching their heads. More than half the states'...
  • Wearable technologies: the next frontier in workplace safety

    Julie Ferguson
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    The use of health monitors and fitness trackers have exploded in recent years -- but expect the next frontier in wearable technologies to be in the workplace. The implications for worker safety and productivity are promising. While Google first introduced its revolutionary Glass to consumers, the current marketing direction is aimed at custom work applications. One example of this is...
  • Bi-weekly Risk Roundup

    Julie Ferguson
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    Nancy Germond hosts a new edition of Cavalcade of Risk #205 at her blog. Check it out. You can also follow Nancy at Twitter: @insurancewriter...
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    Health Beat by Maggie Mahar

  • Health Care Spending Spikes: Why?

    Maggie Mahar
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    You may have read that health care spending in the private sector picked up both in the fourth quarter of 2013, and during the first two months of this year. Recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) show that during the last three months of 2013 spending on health care rose at an annual rate of  5.3%  The trend continued this year, with spending climbing 6.2%, on a year-over-year basis in January, and 6.7% in February, This came as a surprise. Since December of 2007, after adjusting for inflation, health care outlays have been rising by only 2.6%  As former CBO director…
  • How Much Will You Pay for Health Care in 2015? What You Need to Know About Healthcare Inflation-Part 1

    Maggie Mahar
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
      Probably you have seen headlines like this one: “O-Care premiums to skyrocket.” The warning, which was posted on The Hill, seemed designed to cheer conservatives distraught by Obamcare’s enrollment numbers. It began by announcing that next year, “premiums will double in some parts of the country. The sticker shock will likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper ObamaCare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015.” Where did the reporter get her information?  The story is based on interviews with “health insurance officials.” Why would they issue…
  • How Many of Obamacare’s New Enrollees Were Uninsured Last Year? Why It Doesn’t Matter

    Maggie Mahar
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Charles Gaba, the enrollment guru who has been tracking Obamacare sign-ups since October, now estimates that by April 15, some 17 million Americans will have purchased their own insurance policies either in the Obamacare Exchanges (8 million) or off-Exchange (9 million) But how many of them were uninsured and how many were simply replacing policies that Obamacare had forced insurers to cancel?  This is the question conservatives ask.  After all they argue, if most of these folks already had coverage, we have just wasted a great deal of time and money moving them from a policy they chose to…
  • Obamacare Enrollment, Including Medicaid, Heads for 14-20 Million

    Maggie Mahar
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Revised: April 12 Charles Gaba, who has become the go-to-guru for Obamacare enrollment numbers, now predicts that by April 15, 7.09 to 9.75 million Americans will have purchased health insurance in the Exchanges.  This is in line with the back-of-the-envelope estimate that he offered a week ago: “a nice round 8 million.”  (In parentheses, he suggested:  Perhaps a little higher (1M even?)., and then struck that thought.  “As always,” he noted, “I’ll be more than happy to be proven wrong, as long as I’ve undershot the mark.”   To that 7.09 to 9.75 million, he now…
  • Obamacare Enrollment Hits 7 Million, Putting Downward Pressure on 2015 Premiums; Word-of-Mouth Spreads the Truth

    Maggie Mahar
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:11 pm
    (Updated March 31) As the “train wreck” called Obamacare pulls into the station it’s becoming clear that some 7 million Americans are signing up to purchase insurance in the Exchanges. Ten days ago I went out on a limb and predicted that we would hit 7 million, if not by March 31, by early summer. Now it appears that we’ll break through that target by midnight. Seven million was the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO’s) initial estimate, but when the roll-out proved rocky, the administration lowered its expectations to 6 million. Reform’s opponents groused that…
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Knee Deep in the Hoopla - "A Triumph of Medical Technology" Sans Evidence of Superiority from Published Randomized Double Blind Controlled Trials

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    With the publication of several new articles in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, the buzz about Sovaldi (sofosbuvir - Gilead), a new oral treatment of hepatitis C, has become feverish.  The drug had been hailed as near miraculous, and the only debate has been about its near stratospheric cost (look here).  This week, of all weeks, however we should be extremely skeptical about expensive drugs promoted as the cures of our most feared ills.  This week a series of articles appeared in the British Medical Journal showing that there was no evidence to support the…
  • CMS does not have any information that supports or refutes claims that a broader adoption of EHRs can save lives?

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    If this is true, the EHR hyper-enthusiasm problem is even worse than I believed.From the April 2014 newsletter of the American Association for Physicians and Surgeons (http://www.aapsonline.org/index.php/about_us/), an organization that is dedicated "to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship and the practice of private medicine":CMS Claims to Have No Information on EHRsOn Mar. 14, 2014, the Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services replied to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request sent Apr. 4,…
  • Planned Obsolescence Disguised as Innovation, Oligopoly Disguised as a Free Market, and the Enrichment of Oligarchs

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    The New York Times published another article in its series on the high cost of US health care.  This one, focused on the care of type 1 diabetes mellitus and other chronic diseases, shines some light on the business management practices that now determine how our health care system functions, or not, and implies who benefits the most from them.Planned Obsolescence Disguised as InnovationThe article first discussed the brave new world of type 1 diabetes treatment.  The introductory theme was:Today, the routine care costs of many chronic illnesses eclipse that of acute care because…
  • Healthcare IT Amateur Kathleen Sebelius Resigns - Good Riddance

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is resigning.Press reports say she is resigning in large part due to the Exchange Website debacle.   This from the New York Times:Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.govhttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/us/politics/sebelius-resigning-as-health-secretary.html?_r=0... Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out [Yeah, right - SS]. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the…
  • FDA on health IT risk: reckless, or another GM-like political coverup? "We don't know the magnitude of the risk, and what we do know is the tip of the iceberg, but health IT is of 'sufficiently low risk' that we don't need to regulate it."

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    In my Sept. 16, 2013 post "An Open Letter to David Bates, MD, Chair, ONC FDASIA Health IT Policy Committee on Recommendations Against Premarket Testing and Validation of Health IT" (http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2013/09/an-open-letter-to-david-bates-md-chair.html) I wrote: David Bates, Chair, ONC FDASIA Health IT Policy Committeevia email    Dear David, I am disappointed (and in fact appalled) at the ONC FDASIA Health IT Policy Committee's recommendations that health IT including typical commercial EHR/CPOE systems not be subjected to a premarket testing and validation…
 
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    Compass Clinical Consulting

  • Four Common EMTALA Vulnerabilities Hospitals Should Know … But Probably Don’t

    Dr. Cary Gutbezahl
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    Whether you are right or wrong, an EMTALA investigation can ruin your day. Here are four common EMTALA vulnerabilities that hospitals should address prior to an EMTALA survey to avoid bigger problems... The post Four Common EMTALA Vulnerabilities Hospitals Should Know … But Probably Don’t appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting.
  • Preventing Trouble with the CoPs (Conditions of Participations)

    Dr. Cary Gutbezahl
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:51 am
    Boards play a much bigger role than they may know in keeping a hospital's doors open. From a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ’ perspective, boards are responsible for the care, safety, and rights of patients. This is not a “paper” responsibility but an important oversight obligation, which when ignored, can be cited in a public report that can lead to public relations and financial consequences. The post Preventing Trouble with the CoPs (Conditions of Participations) appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting.
  • Hospital Workforce Productivity Gains Possible, Positive and Profitable

    Dr. Cary Gutbezahl
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:01 am
    Hospital leaders often fear that efforts to improve productivity will alienate staff or lessen quality. Including all stakeholders, work redesign, and working toward national benchmarks will ensure that productivity improvements stick. The post Hospital Workforce Productivity Gains Possible, Positive and Profitable appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting.
  • CMS Updates and Best Practices

    Steve Kayser
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:13 am
    Kate Fenner, PhD, RN, presented Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) “Updates and Best Practices” to the Children’s Hospital Association on March 13, 2014. The presentation covered... The post CMS Updates and Best Practices appeared first on Compass Clinical Consulting.
  • Four Reasons Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Hospitals Are Vulnerable to Noncompliance with the CoPs

    Kate Fenner, RN, PhD
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Across the country, healthcare facilities are receiving extraordinary penalties for noncompliance, ranging from the implementation of SIAs to the revocation of participation to institutional closure, as occurred at a Houston psychiatric hospital. These extreme sanctions are clearly the result of assessments of compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for psychiatric services. What is prompting this focus? Will the attention wane or increase in the coming months, or even years? How can hospital leaders proactively respond? The post Four Reasons Psychiatric and Behavioral…
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    Health in 30

  • A TEDEd Presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight, plus other names for added sugar

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA This is a short charming animated informational TED-Ed Original presentation, Sugar: Hiding in plain sight-Robert Lustig. “While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar’s many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.” Robert Lustig, MD is a UCSF Professor of Pediatrics, author and educator. How many other names for…
  • Are Healthcare Consumers at the Forefront of Digital Health?

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 10:03 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA and Ben Heubl Simply put, healthcare is about the patient. Healthcare is a multidisciplinary team approach and patients are at the center of healthcare. The urge to understand healthcare and medicine from the perspective of the patient, or consumer, is something that even key stockholders fail to understand, writes David Shaywitz in a Forbes piece. The author refers to an article from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “What Patients Really Want From Health Care” by Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD. What Patients Want: Access to services in a…
  • Twitter Heart Chat: Sharecare and American Heart Association

    admin
    20 Feb 2014 | 7:59 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Twitter Chats are a powerful way to share valuable information in real-time.  Sharecare and the American Heart Association partner to host a Twitter Chat on Heart Health. Please join the Twitter Chat today, February 20, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, and use the Hashtag #HeartChat. In support of the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Sharecare, the online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, together are proud to host a Twitter chat to answer users’ questions…
  • Virtual Summit to Empower Caregivers

    admin
    11 Feb 2014 | 5:31 am
    Please join us today, February 11, 2014 for a virtual summit for caregivers. Impact80 Virtual Summit is the first global conference, to be held online with 1 goal in mind – to support and reach as many women & men who work full or part-time while caring for a sick, disabled child or aging parent. Impact80 Summit will provide caregivers with mental health, caregiving, patient engagement resources, tips and information they need. Goldina Erowele, PharmD, RPh, is a caregiver, clinical pharmacist, editor-in-chief of the award nominated (SeniorHomes, WegoHealth & HealthLine)…
  • Sharecare Helps to Engage and Empower Consumers with Mobile Health App-AskMD

    admin
    12 Dec 2013 | 10:51 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA From digital to doctor with a click on your iPhone or iPod touch Self-diagnosing is not a good idea, but arming yourself with accurate, credible and trustworthy information is a great idea. It’s such an exciting time in health care today. Digital technology helps to empower and engage consumers to take charge of their health, and it fosters consumers to be active participants in their healthcare. One way to become empowered is to research health information so you can arm yourself with necessary information you need. However, due to the massive amount of…
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  • The Essentials of Healthcare IT

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The Healthcare IT Toolkit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:Five Considerations for Putting Dev/Test in the CloudESG: The IBM FlashSystem 840: Technical Evolution to Deliver Business ValueTop 10 Reasons to Strengthen Information Security with Desktop Virtualization10 Things to Look for in a Disaster Recovery ProviderRequest Free!
  • Integrating Medical Transcription Services Into Private Medical Practices

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Popular for their ability to provide the best combination of cost-efficiency and accuracy, they allow physicians to dictate notes over the phone or using a handheld digital recorder, greatly saving time for both the physician and their staff by reducing the amount of administrative paperwork that would otherwise have to be shuffled for each patient.Transcribed by qualified Medical Transcriptionists (MTs), trained in medical terminology and procedures, these individuals listen to the recordings and accurately type out the notes, returning them to you in electronic format. But this process also…
  • HealthShareTV

    1 Mar 2014 | 12:20 am
    HealthShareTV delivers to your inbox a summary of the best health care videos and facilitate a community for health care professionals and other interested parties to post, view, rate, comment and discuss videos regarding any business or clinical aspect of the health care industry.Request Free!
  • CONNECTED HEALTH NEWS

    28 Jan 2014 | 12:00 am
    CONNECTED HEALTH NEWS provides weekly updates on healthcare finance, government action, and new technology, as well as the latest case studies on successful new care models. Our package of news from around the world includes:Best Practices: network and mobile device management for improved outcomes.Next-Gen Healthcare: reporting the sea-change in healthcare management.Industry Events: latest projects, acquisitions, regulations, and more.At no cost, subscribers can opt-in to become associate members of the International M2M Council, the global trade association for machine-to-machine…
  • appliance DESIGN

    15 Jan 2014 | 4:20 pm
    appliance DESIGN writes for Design Engineers in all of the appliance industry sectors: HVAC · Majors · Water Processing · Housewares · Commercial Appliances · Vending · Medical · Lab · Test & Measurement · Lawn and Garden · Electronics · Computers · Communications · Business Equipment.Request Free!
 
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    Jeannehambleton77's Weblog

  • The Precise Reason for the Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate: Mystery Solved

    jeannehambleton
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Source Newsroom: American Chemical Society (ACS) This research was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society From the News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Newswise — DALLAS, March 18, 2014 — The health benefits of eating dark chocolate have been extolled for centuries, but the exact reason has remained a mystery –– until now. Researchers reported here today that certain bacteria in the stomach gobble the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart. Their findings were unveiled at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the…
  • Sneezing and Coughing Creates A Rain Cloud of Infectious Diseases

    jeannehambleton
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    New Study Reports Germs Travel Farther than Originally Thought Source Newsroom: Loyola University Health System  Released: 4/15/2014 Citations Journal of Fluid Mechanics From the News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton FMS Global News Newswise — Each sneeze, cough or burp generates a cloud of invisible gas that propels droplets of infectious material farther than originally thought, and smaller droplets actually travel farther than larger ones. A new study from MIT researchers published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics says this gas cloud extends the reach of droplets by 5 to 200 times. “Colds,…
  • DON’T MISS THIS …….17 days and counting ..the FM CONFERENCE

    jeannehambleton
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:25 am
    The big event, not to be missed,  is  5th international Fibromyalgia Conference March 28/31st 2014  Friday/Mondayat Chichester Park Hotel in West Sussex, UK,  with the best yet line up of international speakers. It is a 4 day 3 night event  dedicated to the education of  fibromites with some fun and laughter in the evenings.  The conference  objective is to invite  FM speakers from abroad to share news of research and progress in the  fight to find a cure. The conference is supported by Folly Pogs Fibromylgia Research, founded in 2009 with the first conference in 2010, with the idea…
  • James Bond Murder Mystery – Late Bookings Do it Now…this Friday November 22

    jeannehambleton
    16 Nov 2013 | 12:34 pm
    You are invited to our fun dinner party with the option to dress as a Bond Girl, or a Bond Baddie and even Bond himself.  THIS FRIDAY November 22nd at the Chichester Park Hotel, Book your ticket today. Email jeanne@follypogsfibro.org  all in aid of fibromyalgia research. There will be a prize for the most original costume. There will be the good food, great company and the Castawaydrama will present their version of 007 at his best.  You will be presented with a delicious three course dinner and coffee, mixed in with murder most foul. You will be encouraged to relax and enjoy a few drinks…
  • Older drivers shouldn’t get off the road – They just need SatNavs

    jeannehambleton
    31 Aug 2013 | 2:21 pm
    From the News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton fmsglobalnews.wordpress.com ‘The Conversation’ is a new journalism project featuring content from the sharpest academic minds. The Conversation UK is a pilot site. What a great series this is and if you wish to make comment log on the link below and have your say.  This particular post originates from the University of Newcastle in Australia as a Member of The Conversation. Courtesy of http://theconversation.com/older-drivers-shouldnt-get-off-the-road-they-just-need-satnav-16907    Posted 28 August 2013,  By Chris Emmerson, Amy Guo, and…
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    DermTV

  • Acne in Skin of Color

    Doctor
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Acne in people with skin of color tend to have one extra consideration to think about. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses that consideration and what to do about it. YouTube Embed:  zk2IUUD9YX4
  • Indoor Tanning Proven a Carcinogen

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    As if you didn't have enough proof, in this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses a study conducted on indoor tanning use and its links to deadly skin cancer. YouTube Embed:  xrDbaE8tz9Y
  • Free Removal of Radiation Therapy Markers

    Doctor
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Cancer is more prevalent than ever, but the good news is that new treatments are developed every day. One type of treatment, radiation therapy, requires a "radiation marker", which is actually a small tattoo. In this episode. Dr. Schultz explains why these markers are used and how to get them removed for free. YouTube Embed:  weCtwmvV7xs
  • DermTV Viewer Questions - March 2014

    Doctor
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Welcome to DermTV Viewer Questions Week for March 2014. In this week's episode, Dr. Schultz answers questions from YouTube viewers @Anna Plo, @VinDaniels, @Aquemini Dawson, and @Ameera L, and DermTV.com viewers. Topics include: acne, seeing a dermatologist, glycolic toner, antioxidant supplements, heliocare, scars, and more. YouTube Embed:  q38FBzfoQRo
  • What Causes Green Hair

    Doctor
    13 Mar 2014 | 4:59 pm
    It's one thing to dye your hair green, say for St. Paddy's Day. But what about if your hair turns green when you didn't mean for it to. What causes hair to turn green and what can you use to treat green hair? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz answers those questions. YouTube Embed:  P-KXnd0tuYY
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    The Vitals Blog

  • Crowdfunding for medical bills?

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    For years, major crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe, GiveForward, and FundRazr helped musicians, entrepreneurs, and filmmakers raise capital for their projects. They have achieved such high success rates that individuals have used this method to get assistance paying for other hard-to-fund living expenses – education, weddings, and now medical costs. According to USA Today, crowdfunding [...]
  • Budgeting for near and long term health care costs

    Diane Koenigsberg
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Unless you have a reliable fortuneteller, there is no predicting your health care future. In 2013 over 20 percent of American adults were struggling to pay their medical bills and three in five bankruptcies were due to medical bills. Even with solid, comprehensive insurance coverage, about 10 million Americans will face bills they are unable [...]
  • Last minute medical tax deductions

    Kyria Abrahams
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    When considering your tax deductions, most people think about the same things: business lunches, travel expenses, office equipment. Did you know that you may also be able to deduct health care expenses? According to the IRS website, starting on January 1st 2013, you were able to deduct any amount of medical expenses that exceed 10% [...]
  • World Health Day Infographic

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    We hope you all had a healthy World Health Day yesterday. In honor of the holiday, we decided to take a look at international spending differences of health care. Did you know the cost of health care in the U.S. is substantially higher than in other OECD countries – two and a half times, exactly. [...]
  • The Cost of Health Care: A Country-by-Country Comparison

    Gina Larson-Stoller
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    We’ve all heard that the U.S. spends a great deal on health care. It only takes a glance at the statistics comparing costs for health care in America to other countries to realize the madness in the numbers. The US spends 2.5 times the international average on health care costs, yet our outcomes are no [...]
 
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    The Search Principle: views are my own

  • UBC MLIS students win 2014 Login Paper Prize (CHLA/ABSC)

    Dean Giustini
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    This year’s winner of the Login Paper Prize, an award sponsored by Login Canada and administered through the Canadian Health Libraries AssociationAssociation des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), is the following paper by three UBC MLIS students. The paper will be published in the fall edition of the JCHLA/JABSC. Congratulations to Mary, Ariel & Iris! Emerging roles for health librarians in electronic medical records (EMRs) and data management Mary Corbett, MA, MLIS Candidate University of British Columbia marycorbett@gmail.com Ariel Deardorff, BA, MLIS Candidate…
  • A social media workshop for LIS students

    Dean Giustini
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:19 pm
    LIBR 500 Social media workshop 2014 from Dean Giustini
  • A workshop on the NLMC, 2014

    Dean Giustini
    27 Feb 2014 | 11:05 am
    National Library of Medicine Classification (NLMC) from Dean Giustini
  • Use PubMed? Try these shortcuts

    Dean Giustini
    13 Feb 2014 | 3:19 pm
    PubMed Shortcut Searching 2014 from Dean Giustini
  • “For the love of research” in medicine, 2014

    Dean Giustini
    21 Jan 2014 | 11:19 am
    A week ago, two students in chemical and biological engineering, contacted me about doing research in biomedicine. Michael Peters & Olivia Marais came to see me, listened intently and asked excellent questions. See their presentation below. Working with UBC students is very rewarding. Dean
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    Better Health

  • Why Don’t Patients Fill Their Primary Care Physician’s New Prescriptions?

    Dr. Val Jones
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A Canadian study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that about one third of new prescriptions (written by primary care physicians) are never filled. Over 15,000 patients were followed from 2006 to 2009. Prescription and patient characteristics were analyzed, though patients were not directly interviewed about their rationale for not filling their prescriptions. In short, patients were less likely to fill a prescription if the treatment was expensive, but certain types of drug indications had consistently higher non-fill rates: Headache (51% not filled) Ischemic heart…
  • Failure To Communicate: The Dangers Of Inadequate Hospital Handoffs And What To Do About It

    Dr. Val Jones
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    One of my biggest pet peeves is taking over the care of a floor-full of complicated patients without any explanation of their current conditions or plan of care from the physician who most recently treated them. Absent or inadequate verbal and written “handoffs” of patient care are alarmingly common in my experience. I work primarily as a locum tenens physician, traveling across the country to “cover” for my peers on vacation or when hospitals are having a hard time recruiting a full-time MD. This type of work is particularly vulnerable to gaps in continuity of care,…
  • 10 Steps To Finding A Good Doctor And Having A Great Healthcare Experience

    Dr. Val Jones
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m excited to announce that US News and World Report has invited me and some other social-media savvy physicians to participate in a live Twitter chat about how to find a good doctor. The chat will be held on Thursday, March 20th at 2pm EST. You can join the conversation by following the #DoctorFinder hashtag or take the pre-chat poll here. Most people, including physicians, rely on personal references to find a good doctor. But what do you do when you’re far from home, or you don’t know anyone with firsthand knowledge of local doctors? My parents recently asked me to…
  • Dr. Val’s Health Tips: Causes And Cures For Childhood Insomnia

    Dr. Val Jones
    13 Feb 2014 | 11:00 am
    Thanks to support from OTCSafety.org, I’ve created a series of health tips for common medical concerns. This week’s article is about how to diagnose and treat sleep difficulties in children and adolescents. There are many possible causes of insomnia, which include everything from emotional distress to bad dreams, breathing problems, stomach pains, medical conditions or behavioral problems. In my article I discuss how you can work with a healthcare professional to determine the cause of your child’s sleep difficulties (this includes details on how to keep a sleep diary). I…
  • GMO Paranoia And The Hollow Health Claims Of Cheerios

    admin
    10 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    Make no mistake about it. General Mills’ introduction of Cheerios sporting the label “Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients” is a mere marketing ploy and has nothing to do with health or nutrition. Let’s start the dissection of this blatant attempt to capitalize on the anti-GMO paranoia by looking at the main ingredient in Cheerios, namely oats. Samuel Johnson, the 18th century writer who compiled the first authoritative dictionary of the English language whimsically defined oats as the grain “eaten by people in Scotland, but fit only for horses in England.” A clever…
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    Medgadget

  • Plastic Substrate X-Ray Detector to Lighten, Toughen Radiological Equipment

    Editors
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Examples of X-ray image (left) and optical image (right) obtained with Holst Centre’s X-ray detector on plastic substrate. X-ray detectors used in medicine have a glass core that makes them fragile, heavy, and unwieldy. The future is looking lighter for X-ray detectors thanks to researchers at Holst Centre in The Netherlands, imec in Belgium, and Philips who have been working on a medical quality detector that uses a plastic substrate. The device provides dynamic, high-contrast images at 25 frames per second and a 200 pixels per inch resolution. The plate itself is 160 x 120 pixels in…
  • BaDx Portable Anthrax Detector from Sandia NL

    Editors
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Anthrax is a deadly bacterial disease and a weapon of war, typically found living in soil, that’s dangerous to both farm animals and humans that work with them. Farmers in developed nations regularly conduct tests for Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium responsible for anthrax, but that is often too expensive for poorer regions in the world. Researchers at Sandia National Labs have simplified and put on a cassette what was previously a high tech process of detecting B. anthracis. Besides bringing down the price of testing from around $30 to around $6, the technology would prevent…
  • Automatic Tool Detects Ischemic Stroke from CT Scans

    Editors
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    (a) CT scan without CAD (b) CT scan with CAD result Detecting an embolic stroke quickly and accurately is a challenge that requires an experienced radiologist to analyze CT scans. Since time is of the essence in these situations, an automated computer system that can identify stroke can help patients get the right treatment before more damage is done. Automatic detection of potential ischemic stroke areas Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been working on just such a system that takes CT scan data as input and puts visual markers where it suspects a thrombus is blocking a…
  • Healthcare Re-Mixed: Interview with Dr. Zubin Damania of Turntable Health

    Shiv Gaglani
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Four years ago Medgadget awarded Dr. Zubin Damania the “Best New Medical Weblog” award for his hilarious and educational persona, “ZDoggMD.” We came across his name again at last year’s TEDMED where he gave one of the most memorable talks of the event, during which he announced that he was teaming up with Tony Hsieh of Zappos to lead up Turntable Health, the healthcare arm of Hsieh’s Las Vegas revitalization effort known as the Downtown Project. We recently had the opportunity to speak with him about how his efforts to transform healthcare are going. Shiv Gaglani,…
  • Scientists on Track to Assemble 3D Printed “Bioficial” Heart

    Editors
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    3D printed replacement body parts are already saving lives and helping to offer new therapies for otherwise crippling conditions. Yet, in practice this has been limited to plastic replacements for bones and other structural components in the body. Printing a soft tissue, vascularized, complicated organ like the heart is still a ways away, but researchers at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, a project between University of Louisville, Kentucky and Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, are already working toward this project. Their goal is to 3D print a human heart from a…
 
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Sarcoidosis - 2014 Lancet review

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown cause that is characterised by the formation of immune granulomas in various organs, mainly the lungs and the lymphatic system. Sarcoidosis might be the result of an exaggerated granulomatous reaction after exposure to unidentified antigens in individuals who are genetically susceptible. Diagnosis is made by symptoms, PFTs, CXR, CT, endobronchial ultrasound and PET for assessment of inflammatory activity.Recognition of unexplained persistent disabling symptoms, fatigue, small-fibre neurological impairment, cognitive failure, and changes to health…
  • Top medicine articles for April 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Noninfluenza Vaccination Rates Among U.S. Adults Remain Low - only 16% for Tdap in 2012 http://buff.ly/NcduqDAdult Tonsillectomy Shown to Be Safe: 30-day mortality rate was low, at 0.03%. 1.2% had complications http://buff.ly/1c96hwIParabens in Our Lotions and Shampoos - they are in 15,000 personal care products - and mimic estrogen http://buff.ly/Ncer2nCounter-intuitive Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean - NPR reviews the evidence http://buff.ly/1aUOgaxCat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections - they inject…
  • Fibromyalgia - An Emerging but Controversial Condition - 2014 JAMA Update

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Fibromyalgia is not a rheumatological disease but a central pain syndrome. It is a complicated condition that tends to last a long time, although people do get better. The syndrome termed fibromyalgia or fibrositis has attracted the interest of investigators for quite some time. Although some authors believe that fibromyalgia is not a discrete condition, rheumatologists now report that fibromyalgia is one of the most common diagnoses in ambulatory practice. Recent estimates of the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the United States have ranged from 3 to 6 million.This JAMA video introduces a free…
  • Male hypogonadism - 2014 Lancet review

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Clinical presentations vary dependent on:- time of onset of androgen deficiency- whether the defect is in testosterone production or spermatogenesis- associated genetic factors- history of androgen therapyDiagnosis of hypogonadism is made on the basis of:- signs and symptoms consistent with androgen deficiency- low morning testosterone concentrations in serum on multiple occasions Several testosterone-replacement therapies are approved. Contraindications to testosterone-replacement therapy include:- prostate and breast cancers- uncontrolled congestive heart failure- severe lower-urinary-tract…
  • Real doctors, real people: from beekeeper to "tough mudder"

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Dr. Jonathan Kirsch, a hospitalist at UNC Health Care, is also a beekeeper. He enjoys both the honey and the benefit of pollinated fruit trees and hand-picked fruit.A team from the UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program headed up by Tippu Khan, PharmD, BCOP and Nicole Frazier, RN, BSN participated in an epic journey which included leaping over fire, trekking through waste-high mud, tossing spears, dodging attacks and most of all braving near freezing temperatures in the driving rain. What is all this about? It's the Spartan Race, an event of pure primitive craziness that promises…
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    ScienceRoll

  • Digital Mirror Reveals Organs Under Your Skin

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The New Scientist published a very interesting report about a new idea and technology that will be showcased at the upcoming Human-Computer Interaction conference in Toronto, Canada. At the Museum of... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Race Among Medical Devices and Doctors: Analysis

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    For some time now, I’ve been forming a think tank that would focus on issues related to the future of medicine. As a first step, we decided to address the issue of the changing world of medical... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • When Surgeons Can See Tumours

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Writing my book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, means that I come across hundreds of innovations day by day but this one really caught my attention. Patients are injected with a special dye... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Gentle Sequenced All My Genes

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Years ago, I had two direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomic tests. One with Navigenics and one with Pathway Genomics. Both tests gave me great insights about how this industry works and it was really... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • A Comparison of TeleConsultation Websites and Services

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    The company, HealthQuo, came up with quite a detailed analysis of websites and services offering teleconsultation. Connectivity is truly the key here. By the way, here is a short description about... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood, The ACA, And The Corporate Person: A Historical Myth Bedevils The Law

    Malcolm Harkins
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in two cases—Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius—challenging the validity of the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) mandate that employer-sponsored health plans cover all FDA-approved contraceptives (the “Contraceptive Mandate”). In each case, closely held plaintiff corporations contend that the Contraceptive Mandate illegally infringed upon the corporations’ freedom to exercise religion. The cases attracted attention because the Supreme Court had agreed to hear yet…
  • Implementing Health Reform: The Latest Affordable Care Act Coverage Numbers

    Timothy Jost
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm
    On February 17, 2014, the White House announced that 8 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance coverage through the health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges. This significantly exceeds the White House’s original goal of 7 million enrollees. It is far more than the Congressional Budget Office’s recent projections of 6 million. The number of actual enrollees will be smaller than this number. The CBO’s projections are for the average number of those actually enrolled in coverage over the course of a calendar year. To calculate the average number of enrollees, one…
  • Development Assistance For Global Health: Is The Funding Revolution Over?

    Jennifer Kates
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    In many ways, the last twenty years have been somewhat of a “revolution” in global health, as marked by rising attention, growing funding, and the creation of new, large scale initiatives to address global health challenges in low and middle income countries.  Indeed, the 1990s brought a steady increase in global concern about health, largely centered on the HIV epidemic and due to civil society organizing to draw attention to the growing crisis, leading to the creation of the Millennium Development Goals, and soon thereafter, the GAVI Alliance, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…
  • Four Years Into A Commercial ACO For CalPERS: Substantial Savings And Lessons Learned

    Glenn Melnick
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    Editor's note: In addition to Glenn Melnick, this post is coauthored by Lois Green. Background: In a very short period of time, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have become an important and widespread part of the US health care landscape. A recent Health Affairs Blog post estimates the total number of public (Medicare) and private ACOs at more than 600 nationally, covering more than 18 million insured population. Despite their rapid and widespread adoption, relatively little is known about how ACOs actually work and how successful they have been. This is due in part to their relative…
  • We’ll Need A Bigger Boat: Reimagining The Hospital-Physician Partnership

    Francis J. Crosson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Editor's note: In addition to Francis J. Crosson, this post is coauthored by John Combes. Change is underway in the delivery and financing of American health care, and it is manifested in the evolving relationship of hospitals and physicians across the U.S. These developments are most striking in California, but are appearing in various forms in almost all states. Physicians and hospitals are being both “pushed” and “pulled” together in new ways by a variety of market forces, including the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) for both Medicare and commercially insured…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • It’s about mental health, not mental illness

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In my 30 years as a practicing psychologist, I’ve seen a lot of patients with many diagnoses. In that time, I’ve seen treatment approaches evolve.  Periodically, when news of a mass shooting makes the headlines, the dialogue about mental health will rise to the top of the national agenda, but — in general — we still have a long way to go in our attitudes toward mental illness. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Being a whole doctor serves patients best

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    From an early age, I was encouraged by my family to consider a career in medicine. I was told it was a well-respected profession, offering financial security and community respect. Seeing the white coats, stethoscopes, and grateful patients at my childhood doctors’ visits made the field mysterious and intriguing, and these stuck with me as I grew older. I also developed a love for music at an early age; I sang in a church choir and learned how to play the saxophone. However, it was the pipe organ that truly captured my interest when I was a teenager.  I started dreaming of giving public…
  • Real men don’t leave their wives right after birth

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    News broke recently that Daniel Murphy, second baseman for the New York Mets, recently took two days off for paternity leave, causing him to miss Major League Baseball’s opening day and the season’s second game to be with his wife and child. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Doctors on the front lines of the Syrian conflict

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Physician colleagues and their hospitals have been the targets of direct attacks during the past three years in Syria. According to UN war crimes investigators, Syrian forces have deliberately targeted hospitals, attacked field hospitals, and prevented patients from receiving medical care. A United Nations Commission of Inquiry independent panel published its findings to draw attention to what it called “an enduring and underreported trend” in the conflict. The report cited attacks on hospitals shelled by artillery or bombed by jets or helicopters. The attacks have injured and killed both…
  • Can one have a voice without vocal cords?

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    I have a set of wind chimes hanging from an arbor that catch my attention whenever I am out in the garden and the breeze kicks up. They were given to me by Mrs. Mary Marlboro’s niece. Mary had purchased them while in hospice with instructions for her niece to give them to me after she passed on. I had cared for Mary for several years after I removed her larynx because of a cancer. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
 
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    James Clear

  • The Power of Architecture: How the World Around You Shapes Your Thoughts and Actions

    James Clear
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    In 1952, polio killed more children in America than any other communicable disease. Nearly 58,000 people were infected that year. The situation was on the verge of becoming an epidemic and the country desperately needed a vaccine. In a small laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, a young researcher named Jonas Salk was working tirelessly to find a cure. (Years later, author Dennis Denenberg would write, “Salk worked sixteen hours a day, seven days a week, for years.”) Despite all his effort, Salk was stuck. His quest for a polio vaccine was meeting a dead end at every turn.
  • Big Project Syndrome: Thoughts on Struggling to Finish My First Book

    James Clear
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:58 pm
    As regular readers know, I’m working on my first book right now. The book is about the power of small improvements in a world obsessed with overnight success. For the most part, the book will include the best ideas from my weekly articles plus dozens of additional research studies and topics that I haven’t mentioned yet. I will also mix in my usual dose of practical ideas, interesting stories, and real world experiences. I have about 40,000 words written right now. My hope is that it will be the best work I’ve created thus far. So what’s the problem? I am really struggling to tame…
  • Masters of Habit: The Deliberate Practice and Training of Jerry Rice

    James Clear
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Jerry Rice is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in the history of the National Football League. In addition to winning three Super Bowls, Rice holds nearly every single season and career receiving record available. He is also the NFL’s all-time leader in yards, receptions, and touchdowns. Many experts say he may be the best football player ever, regardless of position. Basically, Rice was a one-in-a-lifetime talent. Literally, the best of the best. But in Geoff Colvin’s popular book, Talent is Overrated, he shares an interesting story about Rice’s work ethic and his…
  • How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

    James Clear
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, the launch of the internet (DARPA), the exploration of space (NASA), and the peaceful use of alternative energy sources (Atomic Energy Act). Before becoming president, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army, served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe…
  • How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

    James Clear
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    In one of my very first articles, I discussed a concept called identity-based habits. The basic idea is that the beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior. Maybe you can trick yourself into going to the gym or eating healthy once or twice, but if you don’t shift your underlying identity, then it’s hard to stick with long-term changes. Graphic by James Clear. Most people start by focusing on performance and appearance-based goals like “I want to lose 20 pounds” or “I want to write a best-selling book.” But these are surface level…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Smile Because She Happened

    DrWes
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” - Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) It seems just yesterday she came to us, quiet, silky, trusting, needing just a finger to rest her head upon.  Unwavering trust.  Unconditional love.  There in the morning yearning to go with us.  There in the evening, excited to greet us at the end of our day.  She was there before the iPhone and stayed true
  • The Business of Testing Physicians

    DrWes
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    If you want to understand the world of professional board certification, it is important to understand the business and politics of testing professionals. Such testing is big business. So big in fact, that huge international media and education companies that trade on the New York Stock Exchange have been created to service this need. According to one article on Reuters from 2012, "the entire
  • Mandrola: A Time-Out for ABIM MOC Mandate

    DrWes
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    From theheart.org (registration required), John Mandrola, MD calls for a "time-out" for the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) mandate:The matter for debate is whether the ABIM method - and to be frank, it's arm-twisting tactics - is the best means to achieve physician quality. Doctors are taught to be skeptical of evidence. Here, there is simply no
  • ACC14: The Quickening Pace of Change

    DrWes
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I just returned from the American College of Cardiology and wanted to write down a few of my 50,000-foot impressions from the meeting for, as the song goes, the times, they are a-changin'. First, while I don't know the overall attendance at the meeting, there really appeared to be fewer attendees.  Interestingly, the outside-the-US contingent seemed strong, but by comparison, the US presence at
  • Is Maintenance of Certification Our Next Tuskegee?

    DrWes
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:57 am
    “An experiment is ethical or not at its inception, it does not become ethical post hoc – ends do not justify means. There is no ethical distinction between ends and means.” -- Henry K. Beecher, MD “Ethics and Clinical Research,”  New Engl J Med 274(24) June 16, 1966 pp 1354-1360. “For the most part, doctors and civil servants simply did their jobs. Some merely followed orders, others worked
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week exercise reverses aging, perfection is for losers, and a new way for food companies to manipulate you. Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself). Links of the Week Younger Skin Through Exercise <<I knew…
  • Foodist Approved: Kale Hazelnut Pesto

    Elyse Kopecky
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Kale Hazelnut Pesto Now that I’m in the homestretch of pregnancy, I’ve had a lot less desire to spend my evenings standing in the kitchen, chopping onions. Lucky for me my husband, Andy, has stepped up to don the apron. And lucky for him I stockpiled the freezer with homemade pesto. Pesto is a bright accompaniment to many dishes. It’s quick and easy to make, and it stores well for dishes at a later date. Of course, this recipe isn’t for your average, run-of-the-mill pesto. I’ve upped the health factor by packing in nuts, basil, kale and miso. Miso in pesto might sound odd (any…
  • Nutrition for the Soul: Lessons from the Worlds of Should and Must

    Darya Rose
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    Photo by sookie Last week I read a beautiful essay by artist and my good friend, Elle Luna, describing what she calls The Crossroads of Should and Must. In it she shares the lessons she’s learned after a year of choosing Must instead of Should. “Should is how others want us to show up in the world — how we’re supposed to think, what we ought to say, what we should or shouldn’t do. ” “Must is who we are, what we believe, and what we do when we are alone with our truest, most authentic self.” Elle’s experiment took her from a tech startup, to an…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week processed food makes you lazy, some soups may extend lifespan, and the true time frame for forming habits. Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato,  Google+ and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (And yes, I took that pepper heart pic myself). Links of the Week Junk food makes you lazy: Study looks at…
  • 5 Lessons About Exercise You Can Learn From Your Dog

    Darya Rose
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The same thing happens every day. Whether it’s raining or the sun is shining. Whether we had a late night encounter with raccoons or we’re well-rested. Shortly after lunch every afternoon my dog Toaster wanders into my office and puts his little head on my lap. It’s time to go to the park. While it’s clear that Mother Nature plays a roll in his timing (potty time is a an excellent trigger), it doesn’t take more than a glance to realize that there is a deeper motivation under all that fluffy fur. Our daily park trip is the best part of Toaster’s day. Nothing…
 
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Higher Omega-3 Levels For Better Sleep

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    If you have a child with sleep issues… here’s some promising research you’ll want to hear about. Children and teens need at least 9 hours of sleep each night, but trying to get them there can be a frustrating struggle, especially since as an adult, you know the trouble that lack of quality sleep can cause. In school, at extracurricular activities. Even in social relationships. We’ve talked before about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, now a new study finds that we can add better sleep as another benefit of having higher levels of omega-3 DHA. The findings of…
  • Study: Smart People More Likely To Trust Others

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Here’s something to think about. If you’re of higher intelligence, new research from the UK’s University of Oxford finds that you are more likely to put your trust in other people compared to those who are not as smart. The work appears in PLOS ONE and supports earlier research that examined trust and intelligence in European nations. For the project, the team looked at data from the General Social Survey (GSS). This is a survey of public opinion that a nationally representative sample of US adults complete every 1-2 years. As part of the survey, the participants’…
  • What To Know About Oxytocin And Anorexia

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    Most of us wish we could be more attractive, thin and sexy, but when a preoccupation with this takes over your eating habits, thoughts and life, it’s a sign of something more serious. A hormone that’s released when you kiss could help in the fight against anorexia, a terrible, potentially life threatening condition. In severe cases, counseling is of little benefit because the brain is actually undernourished, thus other treatment options are vital. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among teens, and what’s worse, the disorder with the highest death rate. When…
  • 18 Things Creative People Do

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    Creativity is far mare than the right/left brain distinction we’ve come to know. Science now understands that creative thinking calls for complex brain processes, distinct neural pathways and emotions; making it very different from the standard thinking process we all use every day. Research has found that creativity involves the coming together of many traits, behaviors and social influences in a single person. The so-called “tortured” creative may in fact be a more complex person than say an accountant or programmer. So, let’s look at some of the characteristics and…
  • Be Aware About The Causes Of Back Pain

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    There are no shortage of ways to hurt your back… falls, a misstep on the stairs, lifting something the wrong way… to name a but a few. Healthcare professionals tell us there are many other triggers to back pain that – some you might not expect. Believe it or not, a poor and unbalanced diet can cause pain in your back because keeping your body at a healthy weight is key to keeping pain away. Research shows that overweight people have a much higher chance of having back pain. A diet that’s loaded with calories and fat will always bring weight gain, and this causes pain…
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Ad hominem and harassment: How antivaccine activists work

    Orac
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    For some reason, I was really beat last night, and, given that this weekend is a holiday for a large proportion of the country (if, perhaps, not for a large proportion of my readership), I don’t feel too bad about slacking off a bit by mentioning a couple of short bits that I wanted to…
  • Stanislaw Burzynski publishes 42.5% of one clinical trial

    Orac
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Damn it. After hearing the horrible news that Laura Hymas had died on the same day that I found out that the pro-quackery “health freedom” Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) was supporting a federal “right to try” bill, I thought it would just be a one-off post about Burzynski, his allies, and the human toll…
  • Sad news: A Burzynski success story is gone

    Orac
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’m depressed as I write this, because I have some very sad news to relate to you. It appears that Laura Hymas died on Sunday morning. I learned this on Twitter yesterday from a source I trust, not to mention from mentions on Ben Hymas’s Facebook page, in which friends are commenting on how they…
  • Patients, doctors embracing alternative medicine in battle against cancer? Not so much.

    Orac
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:39 am
    In the well over nine years that I’ve been blogging, there’s one tried and true, completely reliable topic to blog about, one that I can almost always find. I’m referring, of course, to the credulous news story about pseudoscience. The pseudoscience can be quackery, creationism, anthropogenic global warming denialist arguments, or whatever; inevitably, there will…
  • Jenny McCarthy says she thinks in shades of gray about vaccines, but antivaccine is as antivaccine does

    Orac
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:12 am
    Never look a blogging gift horse in the mouth, I always say. Well, sort of. It just figures that I could only do two posts that weren’t about vaccines before circling back around to the topic of the antivaccine movement. For that, I have Jenny McCarthy to thank. McCarthy, as anyone who pays attention to…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has teamed up...

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    I’m pretty excited to announce that Sherpaa has teamed up with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to offer their preventive medicine physicians in training the opportunity to do a rotation at Sherpaa to learn about health technology, startups & entrepreneurship, the optimal patient experience, service design, and the business of healthcare. I did two residencies, one in pediatrics and the second was in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins where, as part of the residency, you also get your masters in public health (MPH). I absolutely loved it and it really did give me the…
  • About a month ago, I got some new glasses, as shown in this grab...

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    About a month ago, I got some new glasses, as shown in this grab from my Monday’s appearance on Bloomberg (quite possibly the most unprepared professional TV hosts of all time, but that’s another story). I bought them from this boutique in Soho and got the lenses from my local shop in Williamsburg. I knew I’d have to pay for them up front and then get reimbursed by VSP, the vision insurer that covers all Sherpaa employees. So I logged in to my Sherpaa account, created an insurance case, snapped a photo of the separate receipts for my frames and lenses, and submitted them to our…
  • Although having a doctor accessible 24/7 via app or phone is a...

    31 Mar 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Although having a doctor accessible 24/7 via app or phone is a wonderful and remarkably helpful experience, truly letting people connect in a deep way with those doctors over the internet is a challenge. As a user, you can tell our doctors are experienced, knowledgeable, and exceptional doctors…but you can’t grasp their wonderful personalities via a message. So, we created these videos of our doctors to let you meet the person on the other end. I’m so proud of our team of doctors. They are all simply outstanding. This is Dr. Ida Santana. Also, meet Dr. Susan Gonnella and Dr. Ezra…
  • From 1988 to 2014, watch the battle to eradicate polio...

    28 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am
    From 1988 to 2014, watch the battle to eradicate polio unfold. Red means the country still has cases of wild polio, yellow means the country is in a region that still has cases of wild polio, and white means that the disease has been eradicated. unicef
  • Not too long ago, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invited me...

    24 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    Not too long ago, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invited me to speak to their entire organization about Sherpaa, re-imagining healthcare, and designing a better way of doing things. The Robert Wood Johson Foundation is the United States largest philanthropy devoted solely to the nation’s public health and they do absolutely wonderful work.  After I spoke, they asked me to write a piece for them. Here’s what I wrote: Everything great comes from an elegantly designed process. Just think of all of the experiences we love and use on a daily basis. Consider the iPhone. Apple re-imagined…
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    ScienceRoll

  • Digital Mirror Reveals Organs Under Your Skin

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The New Scientist published a very interesting report about a new idea and technology that will be showcased at the upcoming Human-Computer Interaction conference in Toronto, Canada. At the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris, a couple wandered in front of a set of dark screens. Staring back at them was an image of themselves – but with the skin stripped away, revealing organs, bones and muscle. Surprised, the woman gasped and covered her breasts, trying to shield herself from view. Here’s how it works: an individual undergoes a PET scan, X-ray and MRI scan to capture high-resolution…
  • Race Among Medical Devices and Doctors: Analysis

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    For some time now, I’ve been forming a think tank that would focus on issues related to the future of medicine. As a first step, we decided to address the issue of the changing world of medical devices and how such changes might affect the lives of medical professionals and patients. Please feel free to comment on this analysis. If we take a look at the possible scripts of the market competition in the health sector, we can make few predictions on the patients’ experience. The competition among the medical device manufacturers and the globalized competition among the high skilled…
  • When Surgeons Can See Tumours

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Writing my book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, means that I come across hundreds of innovations day by day but this one really caught my attention. Patients are injected with a special dye containing peptides that can attach to cancer cells. These dyed cancer cells then emit light at a wavelength that cannot be seen by the human eye, but can be detected by a sensor in the goggles worn by the surgeons. Augmented reality on the top! “It has the potential to reduce the size of operations, when safe, and guide us to take out more tissue, when required,” said Dr Ryan Fields, a…
  • Gentle Sequenced All My Genes

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Years ago, I had two direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomic tests. One with Navigenics and one with Pathway Genomics. Both tests gave me great insights about how this industry works and it was really exciting getting a clear picture about them as a geneticist myself. Although, when I saw the FDA-23andMe battle and the results, I was not surprised. After these, I came across a new company, Gentle, a few weeks ago and had a chance to give a try to their genomic test. Why Gentle? Well, I had a few reasons: They sequence all my genes, not just 1.9% of them as other DTC companies do. They test me for…
  • A Comparison of TeleConsultation Websites and Services

    Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD)
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    The company, HealthQuo, came up with quite a detailed analysis of websites and services offering teleconsultation. Connectivity is truly the key here. By the way, here is a short description about Healthquo: HealthQuo is a online health platform in which patients meet verified health care professionals for face-to-face health orientations anyday and anytime. Through telehealth more than 70% of day to day consults can be solved decreasing the cost of the service but at the same time increasing the efficiency and quality of it.
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    出会い系サイト体験談~実際に恋人ができました。~出会い系サイト体験談~実際に恋人ができました。~

  • というものです

    m5ihFM9G8
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    「イケメン」など、 ですから無駄なやり取りなども一切無く純粋に良い出会いまでを楽しむことができるのです。それよりもプロフィールが 読みにくかったり、…
  • 実際に会う事です

    m5ihFM9G8
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    もっと分かり易く言えば、つまり、出会い系サイトにはサクラがいますよね? このサクラはいったいどこで募集されているのでしょうか? あなたは知っていますか? 業者がサクラを募集するのは、外部リンクされている状態になりますので、人妻の話に耳を傾けること。見知らぬ男性とエッチしちゃうのはどうなんでしょう。無料の出会い系サイトで知り合いました。…
  • 返金実績もあります

    m5ihFM9G8
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:07 pm
    趣味や興味のあるものを幅広く、時には本当に、早く会いたいということを希望しているのであれば、以上のような特徴が共通点としてあることが多いです。 このため、 そこは根幹的なものとして、せっかくの登録料・利用料が無駄になってしまいます。 定額制のサイトなら、 今では多くの人にとって欠かせない、 もしくは、もちろん悪質な物ではありませんw れっきとした、甲府を訪れた人が口々に言う言葉で、などのパーツものも、…
  • 黙っていてあげましょう

    m5ihFM9G8
    5 Apr 2014 | 12:04 am
    現代には驚くほどたくさんいるのです。最初にぎごちないエッチをする、本当に素敵なお姉さんに出会える事が出来たのです。 出会いの機会が増えたり、「神待ち掲示板」を使って、 メールが返ってきたときに悩んでしまうのは挨拶分だけのメールですよね。都合よく配置されている顔文字でも、 男性はいざとなれば力があるので身を守れますが、何の奉仕もせずとも泊めてくれる人を求めたり、…
  • 次は寝るところです

    m5ihFM9G8
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    ぽっかぽかの冬もあなたも手に入れてくれ!、 元々は北海道産の馬を指す言葉だったみたいですが、、より大きな傷を作ってしまいます。完全に無料で運営できる理由は…
 
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    anne samoilov

  • How to turn your experience into teachable moments + a full coaching practice (FLS 011)

    Anne Samoilov
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
      Download Episode | Open in New Window Today’s episode features Hillary Rubin, a Spiritual Life and Business Coach, creator of the coach training program The Art of Becoming A Coach, training program where she coaches coaches to create their unique style of coaching and birth a practice they love. Hillary’s been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Yoga Journal and The Daily Worth.com. She was named one of the top 25 Women Entrepreneurs to Love in 2012 and one… Read More » The post How to turn your experience into teachable moments + a full coaching practice (FLS…
  • Plan a website makeover but remember ROI varies A LOT (3 case studies)

    Anne Samoilov
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you want to plan a website makeover or full redesign, you might want to read through my experience over the past 2 years, some fixes, complete changes, and updates I’ve made…. The results have varied wildly throughout all makeovers and increased my launch budget different depending on how + when I planned them. I think we can all agree that there are tons of costs associated with launching online. And if you’ve launched more than once, then you know… Read More » The post Plan a website makeover but remember ROI varies A LOT (3 case studies) appeared first on anne…
  • 5 More Simple Systems to Improve Your Business (Part 2 of 2)

    Guest
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    In this week’s guest post, we’re talking about systems.  It’s systems week in the Fearless Launching community and even in my business. It’s where my head is right now.  And I love how this post goes into some ways to start using systems in your LIFE in order to get ahead in your business.  Welcome back Alex at wpcurve.com to the blog for a follow up to his post on Super Simple Systems to Improve Your Business series. You can read… Read More » The post 5 More Simple Systems to Improve Your Business (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on anne samoilov.
  • How To Become A Better Teacher with Jen Louden (FLS 10)

    Anne Samoilov
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Seems like everyone’s creating a course these days. Standing out the in crowd requires you to become a better teacher. So, today’s episode we’re chatting with Jen Louden about her approach to teaching and how she’s created a program that dives deep into the topics of student engagement, the course creation process, and some hidden things that prevent people from sharing their goods in the first place. Download Episode Here’s what we cover in this episode: The truth about getting… Read More » The post How To Become A Better Teacher with Jen Louden (FLS 10) appeared first…
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    AstroNutrition

  • Glucomannan Soluble Fibre for Weight Loss & Health

    AstroNutrition
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Glucomannan, a fibre derived from konjac plants, has a number of benefits for weight loss, digestion, cholesterol, insulin, type 2 diabetes, and more. Glucomannan is a soluble fibre that can support a calorie-restricted diet, helping you limit your food intake by providing a feeling of fullness that suppresses your appetite.Benefits of Fibre read more
  • Swedish Bitters Benefits

    AstroNutrition
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Swedish bitters provide a range of health benefits, proving once again that the healthiest compounds often have a terrible taste. Although they don’t taste good, Swedish bitters can regulate stomach acidity for improved digestion, manage blood sugar, support liver function, and boost your immune system. What are Swedish Bitters? read more
  • Barlean’s Flax Oil: The Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

    AstroNutrition
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Recent studies have shown that the health benefits of flaxseed oil cannot be overstated, and Barlean’s flax oil is one of the highest quality flaxseed products available. Unless you consume enough flaxseed oil with your diet, the range of health benefits of flaxseed oil make Barlean’s flax oil a critical supplement for your overall health. What is Flaxseed Oil? read more
  • Product Focus: Benefits of BioSil by Natural Factors

    AstroNutrition
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Why do young people have such vibrant skin? It’s the collagen, stupid. As we age, the breakdown of collagen throughout our bodies contributes to weakening bones, fragile hair, wrinkled skin, brittle nails, and the destruction of tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, which adds to the poor condition of our aging joints. read more
  • Magnesium Citrate Powder Benefits

    AstroNutrition
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body, supporting the functions of a number of bodily processes and structures. Nearly half of the total magnesium found in the body is contained in the bones and teeth, with the other half found inside the cells of body tissue and organs. read more
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    totalhealth - Authoritative Medical Information from Senior Doctors

  • Bacteria can survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously thought

    Total Health
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    Bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitisInflammation of the cornea. in the UK each year. This causes inflammationThe body’s response to injury. and ulcerationThe presence or formation of an ulcer - an abnormal break in epithelium, the outer layer of cells covering the open surfaces of the body. of the corneaThe transparent, thin-walled dome that forms the front of the eyeball. that can lead to loss of vision. The use of contact lenses has previously been identified as a particular risk factor for the condition and new…
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) - Latest Treatments for Aortic Stenosis

    Bob Davidson
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Author:  Mr John Yap Author:  Dr Michael Mullen Latest Treatments for Aortic Stenosis, including: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Balloon Aortic Valvuplasty (BAV) and Drugs This article follows on from the the previous introductory article by Dr Mullen and Mr Yap - Treating Aortic Stenosis and describes the latest technologies and non-surgical treatments for Aortic Stenosis read more
  • Reduced salt intake linked to the fall in deaths from cardiovascular disease

    Total Health
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    The number of deaths from cardiovascular diseaseDisease of the heart and blood vessels, usually due to atherosclerosis. has fallen considerably in England over the last decade. A new study carried out by the Queen Mary University of London has now looked at whether this is linked toa reduction in average dietary salt intake during the same period. Between 2003 and 2011, average salt intake fell by 15% in England, and deaths from heart disease and strokeAny sudden neurological problem caused by a bleed or a clot in a blood vessel. fell by around 40%. read more
  • Optimistic outlook may reduce the risk of heart failure

    Total Health
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    A number of previous studies have suggested that taking an optimistic view on life may be beneficial to health and that a positive attitude may increase the life expectancy of heart disease patients. A new study has shown that high levels of optimism in older people may reduce the risk of heart failureFailure of the heart to pump adequately.. read more
  • Two Minute Treatment Time for Lung Cancer

    Total Health
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    The latest stereotactic body radiotherapyThe treatment of disease using radiation. treatments (SBRT) for prostateA gland that surrounds the urethra near the bladder. It produces a fluid that forms part of the semen. and advanced lung cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. are being delivered significantly faster than before thanks to the latest radiotherapy instrumentation. For lung SBRT, treatment delivery times are down to less than two minutes on average, which is good news for…
 
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    Blonde beauty Queen's health and beauty blog

  • Chapter two fo Love chance

    Saffron Easton
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    Chapter two: It had been a week since the break and Chloe had ben avoiding Connor like the plague .To her, he was nothing now. She moped down the stairs like a limp rag doll , checked the mail box for post and notices a candy pink envelope Addressed to her . It had roses around the edges which had been carefully hand drawn. Assuming that it wasn't from Connor ,she bolted up the stairs in excitement . In her mind she was thinking that it was probably something from her grandparents but her heart told her that it was a love letter and as they always say you should always follow your…
  • New section on my blog

    Saffron Easton
    28 Feb 2014 | 2:27 pm
    HI GUYS BLONDE BEAUTY QUEEN HERE AND I HAVE A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE. I'M GOING TO BE DOING A NEW SECTION ON THIS BLOG WHERE I UPLOAD A PART TO A STORY I'M WRITING  EVERY TWO WEEKS .THIS WILL GIVE YOU THE CHANCE TO READ SOME OF MY CREATIVE WRITING A ME THE CHANCE TO SEE YOUR VIEWS AND OPINIONS AND IMPROVE Y ENGLISH SKILLS. THIS WEEKS POST IS CHAPTER ONE OF MY NEW STORY LOVE CHANCE .LOVE CHANCE xxChapter OneGently brushing her chestnut hair ,Chloe thought she was the happiest person in the world; she had a loyal boyfriend,Conner,amazing friends and what she believed to be the perfect…
  • 10 Feb 2014 | 12:34 am

    Saffron Easton
    10 Feb 2014 | 12:34 am
    HI there guys blonde beauty queen here and I know I havent uploaded a post in two weeks so here is an extra special post for you today.Today Im going to give you great tips on how to do great hairstyles for in and out of schoolFirstly I suggest the flip-over half up hairstyle . This is a really quick and easy hairstyle and I love to use it on a daily basis . Simple put half your hair into a ponytail and make a little hole in the back and flip it through. Done.Ballerina buns are also quite easy but you will need a hair donut simple put your hair into a high pony tail pull the ponytail…
  • 20 Jan 2014 | 12:36 am

    Saffron Easton
    20 Jan 2014 | 12:36 am
    Hi there blonde beauty queen here and basically today Im explaining the new youtube rotare Monday:Makeup MondaysTuesdays: Terrible TuesdaysWednesday:wicked WednesdaysThursday://////////////////////////////Friday:Freetime FridaysSaturday: Singing SaturdaysSunday://////////////////////////////////Thats all this week blonde beauty queen out
  • 11 Jan 2014 | 3:58 pm

    Saffron Easton
    11 Jan 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Hi there everyoneBlonde beauty queen here and this weeks blog post is all about how keep a new years resoulutionStep 1 make a second new years resolution tokeep your new years resolutionStep 2 Check everyday/week to make sure youve kept to your new years resolutionThats all for this weeks entry afterall it is 0:00 but check out my Youtube channel later on today and maybe there will be a haul video perhapsI will see you later my little beauty queensBlonde beauty queen outSaffron Easton - YouTube
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    Vitamin IMC

  • Top 4 Things We Learned In India

    Mariana Mack
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Mariana Mack is a Medill IMC student who recently returned from an NUvention trip to India. NUvention Innovate for Impact is a program that exposes students to the design process and launch of market-based ventures that address unmet societal and economical needs. The social entrepreneurial approach addresses global challenges such as poverty, hunger, lack of access to sanitation, sustainable energy supply and affordable health care. The following are 4 important things Mariana learned on her trip: 1) Just say “okay” Our first moments in India were exhausting and exciting.  After…
  • Princess Training: How Gendered Toys Could Be Influencing Our Kids

    English Taylor
    11 Mar 2014 | 6:51 pm
    I recently stopped in a Toys”R”Us to pick up a baby shower gift. I couldn’t remember the last time I had been in the store. Most likely, I was about a foot shorter and naturally blonde. The Taylor family usually visited Toys”R”Us to replace toys. My dog had either chewed the head off of my favorite Barbie (my mom affectionately referred to these dolls as “Anne Boleyn Barbie”) or I had convinced my toddler sister that Polly Pockets had nutritional value. After marveling at how much the cheap, “insert coins here” vending machines had advanced over the years…
  • Friending: The Changing Definition of Friendship in the Social Media Era

    Joyce Xinran Liu
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:56 pm
    In just two months, I boosted my LinkedIn connections from 300 to almost 500. I was proud of winning the numbers game. However, recently when I was trying to request an informational interview via LinkedIn, I was depressed that less than 5% actually responded to me. I think I know most of them, but I actually don’t. Or they don’t think so. Maybe this is social media’s fault. It creates the illusion of intimacy and closeness that doesn’t actually exist. Maybe I should blame myself. I rushed to think of my social media connections as true friends that I could rely on. I forgot the rules…
  • 3 Reasons You Should Love Tech Right Now

    Joseph Woodard
    27 Feb 2014 | 1:23 pm
    There has been a lot of buzz recently about smart technology. There is talk of why Google is purchasing companies like Nest (a self-learning thermostat and smoke detector maker), robotics companies, and machine learning companies like DeepMind. There is discussion of how beacon technology will completely transform our shopping experience. There is even buzz related to smart technology at the box office this season, where the implications of a mustached Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with [a hyper-intelligent version of] Siri are explored in the movie Her. So why is this exciting? I mean,…
  • #TBT: The New Old Spice

    Jesse Unger
    20 Feb 2014 | 1:15 pm
    In our very first Throw Back Thursday (#TBT)  feature, we will take a look at the time-treasured brand Old Spice. Brace yourself. You’re in for a ride. “OLD” OLD SPICE Did you see that? If you skipped the video, go back and watch — then we’ll talk…waiting…ok, I’m going to assume you obliged. Have you ever considered how many brands existed 60+ years ago and managed to stand the test of time? SIXTY YEARS! I don’t think I could successfully keep anything “alive” for a week. All joking aside (I’m not really joking) Old Spice is an incredible brand that managed one of…
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    Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Blog - AromaTalk

  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Spirituality: Easter and Passover

    Wendy Robbins
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Diffusing essential oils with Biblical significance can be especially meaningful right now. 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 read...
  • Essential Oils for St. Patrick's Day

    Wendy Robbins
    16 Mar 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Wishing all a happy St. Patrick's Day on Monday! An essential oil that first comes to my mind for use on St. Patrick's Day is Spearmint Essential Oil. Like its beautiful green leaves, spearmint is often is represented by the...
  • Tip: Label the Top of Your Essential Oil Bottles to Quickly Find the Oil You Need

    Wendy Robbins
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Regardless of where you store your essential oils...whether it be in a lined case, apothecary drawers or even just in shoeboxes, chances are your storage method makes it difficult to know which oil is which without picking up each bottle...
  • Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Valentine's Day and Romance

    Wendy Robbins
    8 Feb 2014 | 6:46 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...
  • Bringing in the New Year With Aromatherapy

    Wendy Robbins
    30 Dec 2013 | 2:00 pm
    Another New Year's Eve has arrived! In addition to the methods we each use to celebrate and bring in the new year, today is a time that many of us reflect upon the past year and think about plans and...
 
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    Fitho

  • The two secrets for a longer and healthier life

    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever thought that about the secrets to a longer and healthier life? We give you here two secrets to help you live a longer and healthier life. For a longer and healthier life, a good diet and regular exercise are the only secrets. Though only cutting back on calories or only exercising helps,...Read More
  • How exercise can reduce your risk of heart attack

    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    A sedentary (inactive) lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. Exercise is beneficial for preventing heart ailments. It is a major modifiable risk factor in reduction of non-communicable diseases like heart diseases. Regular dynamic exercise of moderate intensity reduces the incidence of coronary events and mortality from CHD by 50%. It...Read More
  • Can sleeping help children lose excess fat?

    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Parents want their children to be physically active, mentally sharp and have healthy eating habits. But in today’s lifestyle, junk foods or fast foods have taken over much of the child’s diet, affecting their health adversely. Easy availability of unhealthy food is making it difficult for parents to manage their children’s diets. Too much junk...Read More
  • Is Belly fat linked to kidney diseases?

    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:19 am
    Have you ever thought whether the processed foods you are eating are causing adverse health effects? Processed foods that are laden with phosphorus might increase the risk for kidney diseases. Researchers from Johns Hopkins claim that, “reducing your waist circumference and cutting down on dietary phosphorus has been linked to lower levels of protein in...Read More
  • Exercise to get rid of your food craving

    Subaha Kumari
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    How often has this happened to you? You make a great start to eating healthy in an attempt to take charge of your weight, refraining from indulging in the big box of chocolate chip cookies in your kitchen. But pretty soon half the box is gone and with it, your latest attempt at weight management....Read More
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  • Julia Child’s Bruschetta

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

    Greg Wymer
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Slate posted an article earlier today that compared the food sold at Whole Foods Market vs. what you would find on the shelves at your average Walmart. Specifically, they examined the products available at a Supercenter that wouldn’t be allowed at a Whole Foods due to the inclusion of one (or more) of their banned ingredients list. The numbers and images included in the story were a bit striking. More than 54% of the Walmart food products would not pass muster for Whole Foods. The article included photos where an entire soda aisle was blacked out with the exception of a 2-liter bottle…
  • Delicious Meals That Won’t Break the Bank

    Greg Wymer
    2 Dec 2013 | 8:07 am
    As regular readers of TFM know, we’re always looking for ways to shop for quality food without breaking the bank. (Just look at our Whole Foods 30-Day Challenge for example.) That’s why we wanted to share this great infographic along with tasty recipes that you can try for yourself. Enjoy! And let us know if you have any tasty tips and tricks yourself! Special thanks to CashNetUSA for providing this data. The post Delicious Meals That Won’t Break the Bank appeared first on .
  • From Farm to Table: Quality Mommy/Daughter Time!

    Angie C
    4 Nov 2013 | 9:00 am
    A few weeks ago I decided to take my daughter apple picking. Oddly enough, I don’t think I’ve ever actually been before! I know … that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. There was very little pre-planning and we don’t live far from our local orchard (Brooksby Farm in Peabody, MA). We decided to just put on some appropriate apple picking attire (jeans, sneakers, nothing fancy) and head out. Well, firstly, it came as a GREAT surprise to my child that we were not the only ones to have this brilliant idea on a warm weekend day in the fall. The traffic line just to get…
  • Chocolate Beet Cake: It’s Delicious!

    Lisa Johnson
    28 Oct 2013 | 7:00 am
    Beet cake? BEET cake? Beets and chocolate? I paused my research. A paid writing gig on “veggies as dessert” had led me to Nigel Slater’s insanely tasty looking recipe. But beets? Hunh. So … I had to try it. Just HAD to. And I must say it came out deliciously good! Of all the vegetables in the world, beets have one of the highest sugar contents (ever hear of beet sugar?), so I knew the cake would be sweet. I just wondered if the texture was going to be okay. Would it be mushy? Would the little bits of beet gross me out? Nope … it was delicious. My son and…
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    Health and Medicine News from SciGuru.com

  • Vitamin D deficiency unlikely to be important in menopausal symptoms

    Marie-Therese Walsh
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    There is no evidence for a clinically significant association between vitamin D levels and menopause-related symptoms in post-menopausal women. This is the overall finding of a study from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) published online ahead-of-print in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. read more
  • Increased colorectal cancer risk from processed meat consumption: new gene variant identified

    Marie-Therese Walsh
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    A new gene variant present in about one third of people appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer associated with eating processed meat. The study of over 9000 colorectal cancer patients compared with over 9000 control subjects suggests that a genetic variant called rs4143094 is significantly associated with processed meat consumption. These are the main findings of a study published on 17th April 2014 in the journal PLoS Genetics. The study is from a multinational team of collaborating laboratories.read more
  • Older women with gumption score high on compassion

    Science News Desk
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults. The study is published in this month’s issue of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.read more
  • Survival hope for melanoma patients thanks to new vaccine

    Science News Desk
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that a new trial vaccine offers the most promising treatment to date for melanoma that has spread, with increased patient survival rates and improved ability to stop or reverse the cancer. The vaccine, known as vaccinia melanoma cell lysate (VMCL), was given regularly as a treatment to 54 South Australian patients with advanced, inoperable melanoma over a 10-year period. The long-term results of the study have now been published online in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer.read more
  • Osteoporosis Risk Heightened Among Sleep Apnea Patients

    Science News Desk
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Sleep apnea is a condition that causes brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form, occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked during sleep. If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can raise the risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.read more
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Health & Fitness

  • Drinking green tea improves working memory

    Alka Anand Singh
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    Green tea has been linked to many other health benefits including the risk of developing cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This research was conducted at the University Hospital of Basel Switzerland and led by Professors Christoph Beglinger and Stefan Borgwardt. Native to China and India, green tea is procured from the Camellia sinensis bush however unlike other teas the processing is minimal which means the leaves remain unoxidised and full of antioxidants. Previous studies have indicated that green tea can be beneficial to the brains cognitive functions but scientists remain…
  • Researchers successfully treat brain tumor with sound waves

    Alka Anand Singh
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Washington – For the very first time, Swiss researchers have successfully treated a part of a recurring glioma tumor non-invasively using focused sound waves. The procedure was conducted at the Focused Ultrasound Center of University Children’s Hospital using InSightec’s Exablate Neuro system. Focused ultrasound employs thousands of ultrasound beams that converge on a spot deep in the body. At this focal point, the ultrasound can cause a variety of biological effects, and in this case, heat and destroy the cancerous tissue. Lead researcher Javier Fandino said that the…
  • Dark chocolate may help prevent obesity, diabetes

    Alka Anand Singh
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Ingredients in dark chocolate may help ward off obesity and type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. A particular type of antioxidant in cocoa can prevent excess weight gain and even lower blood sugar levels, scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute have found. Researchers Andrew P Neilson and colleagues said that cocoa, the basic ingredient of chocolate, is one of the most flavanol-rich foods around. Previous research has shown that flavanols in other foods such as grapes and tea can help fight weight gain and type-2 diabetes. However, not all flavanols, which are a type of…
  • Heart responds differently to exercise in men and women

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Washington – Researchers have said that the formula for peak exercise heart rate that doctors have used for decades to diagnose heart conditions may be flawed as it does not account for differences between men and women. The simple formula of “220 minus age” has been widely used to calculate the maximum number of heart beats per minute a person can achieve. Many people use it to derive their target heart rate during a workout. Doctors use it to determine how hard a patient should exercise during a common diagnostic test known as the exercise stress test. After analyzing more…
  • Why Mediterranean diet is good for your heart

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Washington – New research has provided further evidence of the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells – the two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with greater risk of heart attack and stroke. The Mediterranean diet, characterized by generous servings of foods such as greens, whole grains, fish, and olive oil, has long been hailed as a heart-healthy eating plan. While the link between the diet and a reduction in inflammation has been established, the connection between the…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Weekend Link Love

    Mark Sisson
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I am about halfway through the writing of Primal Endurance, a breakthrough book that will change the way we look at endurance training and competition. The main emphasis is on low-carb and/or ketogenic diets and training strategies. I am looking for Success Stories that exemplify this approach. If you compete in any event and have had success training and racing on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, I would love to hear details and maybe even feature your story in the book. Please submit your story here. Thanks! Episode #15 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. It’s another great…
  • Grilled Broccoli and Shrimp Salad

    Worker Bee
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    After grilling broccoli once, you’re going to wonder why you’ve never thought of cooking it this way before. Charred and crispy around the edges, tender with just a little bit of crunch, grilling brings out the best in broccoli. Toss grilled broccoli in a big bowl with lime and chili grilled shrimp and you’ve got one amazing salad. Grilled broccoli doesn’t taste all that much different than broccoli roasted in a high-heat oven, but it cooks faster. The bright green color and a bit of crunch remain intact. Plus, who wants to crank the oven to 450 ºF in the summer? Brassicas such as…
  • Failure Isn’t a Setback, It’s a Catalyst for Change

    Mark Sisson
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Growing up in Orange County I was always active. As a kid I was always at the beach, on my bike, or on my skateboard. Summers I’d be outdoors from sunup to sundown and usually hot and sweaty from all the activity. My family didn’t have a lot…
  • You Are What You (Think You) Eat

    Mark Sisson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week’s post on marketing took me in an interesting turn this week. I stumbled on an article on NPR highlighting a past but very provocative study that I’ve been toying with for a couple of days now. Having spent years researching the placebo effect, Alia Crum, a clinical psychologist and researcher for Columbia Business School, was intrigued by the possibility that food could also be subject to certain physical placebo-generated outcomes. She wondered if our beliefs about a food or drink could influence the effects it physically elicited in us. After all, if what we…
  • 4 Foods That Have Surprising Medicinal Benefits

    Mark Sisson
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Let food be thy medicine,” said some old Roman guy, I think. Whoever he was, he was right. Food is the foundation for preventive medicine. It’s the first thing we examine when figuring out a health issue, and successful changes to what we eat usually have the most profound effect on our health. If we don’t eat well, we won’t be healthy – simple as that. But what if food literally was medicine? What if certain foods had specific, established pharmacological effects that rivaled certain pharmaceuticals? Some foods do all that, and I’m going to talk…
 
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  • Medical Leaders will Think Out Loud

    DrV
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    The public space is where knowledge, information and conversation now collide.  It’s where we should be.  The evolution of our profession in a networked world must involve attention to how we think and share in the great wide open. In fact, a defining feature of a leader in the digital age will be the capacity and will to look beyond what they can see and touch. (This is my first stab at a graphiquote (not sure what you call this…just made it up).  We’ll see how it takes.  Feel free to share and share alike.)
  • What is Content?

    DrV
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The word content is used a lot surrounding online communication.  A colleague recently asked me to define content.  After thinking about it, here’s what I came up with: Content is retrievable information that can be consumed.  It’s stuff that can be heard, seen, shared, curated and commented upon. Content is a human creation, something translated from the realm of the mind into some tangible form.  This could be an idea shaped into a piece of writing or a scene uniquely captured as an image or video.  The subjective process of translation is how the view of the mind’s eye…
  • Worms and The Huffington Post

    DrV
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    This Huffington Post on worms is interesting.  Even if you’re not into parasites, it’s worth thinking about.  Written by Baylor College of Medicine’s Peter Hotez, it showcases how physicians can and should translate what they know for general consumption. As the founder of one of the country’s most prestigious schools of tropical medicine, Dr. Hotez is passionate about neglected tropical diseases. His post makes a clean, approachable case for thinking about worms.  You can see that there are a lot of reasons why this subject needs general attention. This seems like something we…
  • Context Collapse and the Public Physician

    DrV
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It used to be clear where we were.  When we were in a patient room we carried ourselves one way.  In church or temple, we behaved a different way.  With old friends and family, the limitations and boundaries were different. How we should be has traditionally been defined by where we were and who we were with. Public communities change that.  Doctors and patients swim in the same pool.  Employers and residency directors have access to the same search results.  Context is increasingly ill-defined so it’s easy to find yourself unintentionally breaking the rules. This isn’t a new…
  • The Value of Sharing Links We Haven’t Read

    DrV
    15 Mar 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Try this experiment: Take a impactful message from a source, boil it down to 140 characters, then share it on Twitter with a broken link.  Lots of folks will  share your link. Sharing unseen links is a new kind of exhibitionism that’s had a lot of play recently.  It’s an interesting phenomenon.  But I wonder if it’s such a bad thing. What we share represents a new form of exhibitionism.  We share how we like to be seen and what we share defines us in the public eye.  And what we say we link to may be less important than the show of sharing itself.  Posturing and positioning may…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Work At It To Lose weight – Weight Loss Work

    George Diamond
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Work At It To Lose weight – Weight Loss Work Weight Loss Success Work At It To Lose weight – Weight Loss Work If you want to lose weight you have to work at it. Weight loss is about having commitment to your goal. It means that you have to make it a priority in your life It means dedicating time to exercise It means reminding yourself of your goal daily It means making the right choices not the easy ones. Weight loss takes work both physical and mental work. Success is there for those that want…
  • Don’t Wait to Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Don’t Wait to Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Don’t Wait to Lose Weight If we want to lose weight, we need to start. It is easy to say, “I will wait until…” It is easy to make excuses why you can’t lose weight. It is easy to let everything take precedence over becoming healthier. It is easy to talk about losing weight and not do a thing. It is easy to run around asking everyone what they did to lose weight. However, if we want to lose weight, we need to give up our…
  • Make Weight Loss Happen

    George Diamond
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Make Weight Loss Happen Weight Loss Success Make Weight Loss Happen Those who lose weight make it happen by doing things that others refuse to do. Those who make weight loss happen, rarely if ever eat a big bag of chips, they eat a small handful. Those who make weight loss happen, don’t eat a large bowl of ice cream. They eat a scoop. Those that make weight loss happen, look for every opportunity to exercise, those that don’t, look for every opportunity to avoid it. Those who make weight loss…
  • Change Your Weight Loss Attitude and Change Your Life

    George Diamond
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Change Your Weight Loss Attitude and Change Your Life Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Attitude One of the things that needs to change when you want to lose weight is your attitude. What does this mean you may be asking? Many times when talking to people they tell me that they don’t like to exercise, they can’t give up their favorite foods, they tell me that they are too tired, they tell me that they work too much to lose weight, blah, blah, blah… These excuses are the result of a poor…
  • Summer is Coming – Get Your Body Ready for Summer

    George Diamond
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Summer is Coming – Get Your Body Ready for Summer Weight Loss Success Summer is Coming – Get Your Body Ready for Summer The signs are here. Summer is on the way. Is your body ready? If not, you have time to get it ready, if you start now. Don’t wait until June. Weight loss does not happen over night. Weight loss takes time, just as gaining weight happens over a period of time. This is not a time to procrastinate. It is just not a time to talk about it. It is a time to decide. It is a time…
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • On the Menu: Ghrelin Milkshakes and Placebos for All

    Cammy Chapel
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    I’ve known for a while now that my attitude is one of the biggest influences in my successes. My failures, too, but let’s keep this on the positive side. My point is that what I think affects how I feel and that affects how I act. It’s all very psychological. Or is it? Monday’s Morning Edition reported on a study that suggests that there could be an actual physiological component in all this. Specifically, Alia Crum‘s research focused on how nutrition labels affected the body’s processing of those foods. Her theory: “Labels are not just labels; they…
  • Alphabet Soup: D

    Cammy Chapel
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    I’m feeling the urge to explore the next letter in my alphabet series looking at the words and concepts that help me stay on the healthier path. I wonder if it might have something to do with this: What can I say, it was marked down to $1.00 a box in the clearance aisle. But that’s okay. I’ve got a couple of ‘D’ words to help me keep my focus. Discipline: Such a negative word if you think of it in terms of punishment or penance (I’ve tortured myself enough over the years, thank you very much), but when I think of discipline as a code of behavior, it becomes…
  • AIM: Are We There Yet?

    Cammy Chapel
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    This month’s AIM topic comes from the AIM: Ask Us (Almost) Anything responses. (We love when you ask us questions!) How did you know when to transition to maintenance from loss mode? Was it a number or a size or something else? Did you struggle to not want to “lose a little more”? Such great questions, and I’m not just saying that because I know the answers. Way back in 2008, around the minus-75 pound mark, I started thinking about how far I wanted to take the weight loss. I hadn’t set out to lose 100 pounds; I’d just wanted to lose “some…
  • I See Trees of Green

    Cammy Chapel
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    I was all set to write a deep and meaningful post, but then the sun came out and there went that idea. After a few days of rain, green is popping out all over here. I did my strength training this morning, and a nice long walk will round out the exercise nicely. It’s not all green around here. This was my view from the van yesterday as I waited for my parents to finish up their doctor visits. We had a two-fer day with back-to-back appointments. My job is to drop them off and pick them up at the door. Dad got the all clear following his surgery, but Mom is still inching along in her…
  • Visitor Info: March 2014

    Cammy Chapel
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Last month, Judy suggested I make the visitor info posts a monthly event. I love reading your answers and learning more about you, so that sounds great to me! Here are the questions for March: * What’s your favorite T.V. show? * If you had to eat the same breakfast every day for a year, what would it be? * What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had? * What is the last book you read? My answers: Fave TV show: Psych (I’m watching a rerun as I write this), which just aired the season finale last week. Such a funny show, with a great ensemble cast. I’ll miss it and am…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • 5 Helpful Apps for Homesteading

    Joyce
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Time to come in!   ** Disclosure — >> As a Verizon #VZWbuzz Ambassador, I like to try out apps that others mention and like to use. Often they’re social productivity apps. As a novice homesteader, I’m learning that there are apps for that too. Here are a few that I personally have found helpful for homesteading. 1) Homesteading Today: This is a general homesteading app covering everything from livestock to sewing and soap making. I found the forums really informative and helpful. I love that it covers so many areas of homesteading in one app. Homesteading Today…
  • Improve Your Health by Finding Your Purpose

    Joyce
    25 Feb 2014 | 9:52 am
    Purpose = Peace Life often takes us where we never thought we would go. If you were to say to me years ago on Maui that one day I’d be living in Louisiana and then the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, I would have grabbed my windsurfing equipment and guffawed. But here I am in south Mississippi feeling incredibly grateful and happy. Oh there was a ridiculous amounts of complaining discussion and unhappiness soul-searching  along the way. Now when I look back it reminds me of a bumpy car ride to an unknown destination. When you finally arrive, you get out and take it all in, forgetting the…
  • Resurrect Your Resolution: Up by Jawbone Giveaway

    Joyce
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:09 am
                             **Disclosure: I’m a #VZWbuzz team member and compensated** Give Your Goals New Life   *****This giveaway has ended*****  Congratulations to Janice Terrell Ford!!! According to statisticbrain.com 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution but only 8% are successful in achieving their goal. Well that’s not very encouraging. Why even bother right? I mean according to those numbers, your chances of succeeding suck. Screw statistics, I say. So is it really worth it to even try to make New Year’s resolutions? I think resolutions…
  • The Stay Fit Through the Holidays Workout

    Joyce
    17 Dec 2013 | 7:42 am
    Fit Through the Holidays I’m so excited  to share my good friend Brandon Abbott’s expertise with you here on my blog today. I met Brandon while going through a personal training certification class at a local gym and was so impressed with not only his knowledge, but also his genuine caring attitude towards people and helping them. There’s LOTS of personal trainers out there, but Brandon’s heart for helping people really shines through. In fact, just recently I ran into a client of his at a department store who had amazing results working with him. Sonya – at 38…
  • 10 Gluten Free Holiday Dinner Tips (Guest Post) by @GlutenFreeWoman

    Joyce
    27 Nov 2013 | 8:05 am
    So the holidays are here, excitement is building and you’re eagerly preparing dinner parties and…oops, you find out at least one of your guests is allergic to gluten (or another food allergy). Don’t panic. Sure, it’s a bit more work but it’s not rocket science. With a little creativity and common sense, you can easily pull it off. And of course, your diet challenged friend will love you for it. I (Ivy) speak from experience-I’ve been gluten intolerant for over seven years and dealt with holiday dining issues for years; I finally started taking action back in 2012. The following…
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    E2dietitian's Blog

  • Minimizing Elimination: 5 Port A Potty Tips Every Athlete Should Know

    e2dietitian
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Raise the lid to successfully minimize elimination and enjoy your workout with less GI distress! Tips to maximize your food and fluid intake before and during athletic events is a common sports topic. Tips to minimize your output has received less attention because it’s not a topic of polite conversation and many athletes wrongly believe it’s a natural body function that can’t be managed. Here are my top 6 port a potty tips every athlete should know. Drink 2 cups of fluid 2 hours before your event begins. I’ve had many athletes tell me “I did just what you told me and I’ve been…
  • Best Salt Substitute Recipes

    e2dietitian
    29 Mar 2014 | 4:47 am
    Click to view segment One way to cut back on the sodium in your diet is to limit the salt you add to foods. Mercy Health patients who are on sodium restricted diets such as those with heart or kidney disease, now receive a custom-made spice blend that they can add to their foods to enhance the flavor without the use of salt.  It’s our version of Mrs. Dash. However, we know that the majority or 77% of sodium in our diet comes from processed foods. Teaching people how to swap out their salt shaker for our spice blend and cooking from scratch can help viewers and our patients create heart…
  • Stuffed Red Bell Peppers in Portion Controlled Cups

    e2dietitian
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:23 am
    Ingredients: 6 large bell peppers 2 cups low sodium beef stock 3/4 cup brown rice 3/4 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey 1/2 pound turkey sausage 1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup salsa 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 1 cup freshly diced tomato 1/2 cup green onion tops 1/2 cup shredded Manchengo cheese 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce Extra virgin olive oil Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brown rice by boiling in low sodium beef stock. Destem red peppers removing seeds and ribs by carefully cutting a hole around the top. Saute lean ground beef or…
  • A Dozen Ways to Use Greek Yogurt

    e2dietitian
    15 Mar 2014 | 3:38 am
    Click to View WZZM Take 5 Segment Bryan Nader is a Sous Chef and Sheryl Lozicki is a Registered Dietitian at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and the Director of Nutrition and Wellness.  Today’s “On the Menu” segment features a dozen ways to use Greek Yogurt beyond eating it straight out of the container.  Low-fat Greek yogurt is a healthful addition to your diet because it contains Protein.  Traditional yogurt has five to ten grams of protein, whereas Greek yogurt has 13-20 grams of protein. Probiotics.  These gut friendly bacteria improve your digestive health and immune system.
  • In Your Cart: Top 10 Heart Healthy Foods

    e2dietitian
    27 Feb 2014 | 3:25 am
    Click to View WZZM Take 5 Minute Segment Today’s segment features the top 10 heart healthy items to put in your grocery cart.  The American Heart Association and the Academy for Nutrition and  recommend these top performing foods.  They are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber and are low in saturated fat, sodium and trans fat-free.  Pick a couple of tips to begin with and try adding one a month for a healthier heart. 1. Salmon, Tuna, Halibut or Sardines The American Heart Association recommends we eat two or more servings of omega-3 rich fish per week. …
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    Fitho » Health Myths Exposed and Busted- Important Information, Tips and More

  • Reasons to avoid soft drinks & sodas

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

    Voomika Mukherjee
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    Quite often you come across advertisements like “loose belly fat within 5 days” or “inch loss within a week”. But in reality, there is no such thing as spot reduction. Fat reduction occurs throughout the body, not in specific areas. According to Refine method founder and exercise brainiac Brynn Jinnett, “There’s no evidence that working...Read More
  • Is fruit juice actually as bad as sugary sodas?

    Bhawna Gupta
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Many people include packaged fruit juices in their diet hoping to get the goodness of the whole fruit or freshly squeezed fruit juice. Do you also prefer to sip packaged fruit juice with your breakfast or as a snack? You might not want to if you know that they could be as harmful as sugary...Read More
  • Vitamin C and E supplements might hamper muscle endurance

    Subaha Kumari
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Both vitamin C and E supplements are widely popular and are used together by many who want to improve their health and performance. But a New Norwegian study indicates that the use of these antioxidants can counter the effect of exercise – at least if you are in training for events that require plenty of...Read More
  • Do women need more sleep than men?

    Subaha Kumari
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Sleep is a fundamental requirement just like food and diet is for the functioning of a healthy body. Sleep even lays the ground work for a productive day ahead. Although most people need seven to nine hours of sleep each night to function well the next day, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) 1998 Women and...Read More
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • Headaches Vs. Migraines

    Dr. Malone
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    ​Many people get headaches and migraines confused, but it’s important to know the difference. Although a typical tension headache can certainly make you uncomfortable, the pain of a migraine can be almost unbearable. Even though migraines might make you feel as if you can’t function, some headaches can be even more serious and can be a sign of serious health issues. Dr. Mark Malone, certified in pain management and anesthesiology, says that knowing the difference can help you seek the right treatment and can let you know whether or not a visit to a doctor is in order. Different…
  • The Purple Versatile Herb— Lavender

    Miriam Levin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Lavender is a fragrant flowering herb that originated in northern Africa. It is common to the hilly areas of the southern Mediterranean region. It’s also grown in the western United States, including all over the state of California. This purple herb is a member of the mint family, like its cousins rosemary, sage and thyme. Botanically, lavender is known as Lavandula Angustfolia. This wonderful herb was used habitually in ancient times to create baths that were said to cleanse the body and spirit. It’s no wonder the term lavender comes from the Latin word, “lavare,”…
  • Everything Is Energy!

    Catherine Bowen
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    I love energy healing. Early on in my career of massage and energy healing, I came to the conclusion – “Everything is Energy!” When my massage career was at its peak, I was always fully booked, sometimes months ahead. Every now and then clients would cancel or just not turn up. Eventually it would click and I would realize the “energies” were not right! My friend was great at clearing energies. He would clear them and things would return to normal. However, one particular time he had trouble clearing the problem! I worked in a busy naturopathic clinic located in an old house. My…
  • Do Not Buy “Grass Fed” Beef Without Reading This First…

    BeWellBuzz
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Each time you invest more money to buy healthier beef, there’s a very good chance you could be getting a much lower quality product than what you actually paid for. But thankfully, The Nutrition Nerd, Nick Pineault, has figured it all for you. Here’s exactly what you need to know… LABEL LIE: Discover Why Your Beef May NOT Be Grass Fed At All You probably already know that grass-fed beef has nothing to do with its feedlot-raised, grain-fed cousin that’s sold in supermarkets on the nutritional side. In fact, grass-fed beef contains 2 to 4 times more omega-3 (essential fatty acids),…
  • What 99% Of Energy Drinks Do To Your Body, It’s Not Pretty!

    BeWellBuzz
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:28 pm
    The Monkey’s Paw legend tells of a talisman, in the form of monkey’s hand, that provides the possessor with three wishes. The wishes however come with a viscous price, such as wishing for a lot of money, and it comes in the form of insurance payment after the death of a loved one. The Monkey’s paw was cursed by ancient fakir who wanted to teach the world that those who interfere with fate, do so at a great risk, hence the message of the legend. In a creepy simile of this legend, the new Monkey Paw has appeared on the shelves of the convenient stores in the form of the energy…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Yuzu Essential Oil

    Andrea Butje
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you used Yuzu? (Try saying that a few times fast!) Yuzu essential oil is extracted from Citrus junos, a small tree that produces citrus fruits that look like oranges or small grapefruits. Their color is orange-yellow with hints of green, and their peels are bumpy. Traditionally, the fruit peels were used in hot baths on the day of the winter solstice to protect bathers from winter colds and flu. These days we use Yuzu essential oil for soothing arthritis, rheumatism, and overall muscle aches and pains. The oil from the fruit is also known to stimulate the digestive system. (Little known…
  • The Trip of a Lifetime!

    Andrea Butje
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Today is not my usual day. It’s the beginning of a month-long distiller trip! Today I will be arriving in Abu Dhabi, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, to visit a frankincense distiller! Not only will I get to meet the people behind the process of producing Frankincense essential oil, but I’ll get to see literal mounds of resin! (Can you imagine how aromatic it will be?) Next up, I’m off to the beautiful Seychelle Islands (in the Indian ocean near Madagascar) to visit a cinnamon distiller and participate in a two-week natural perfumery class. Okay, okay, a few…
  • A Natural Approach: Inhalers for Sleep, Sinus Infection, Anxiety

    Andrea Butje
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    I love inhalers! Aromatherapy inhalers are easy to make, inexpensive, and simple to carry around. I’ve come up with a few recipes over the years that I make over and over again. I’ve found that having these on hand gives me a wonderful feeling of being supported in my life, especially when things get a little stressful. Sleep: Use this one before bed. Leave the inhaler on your nightstand or bedside table, so if you wake up you can use it again. Recipe: 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 5 drops Balsam Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis) 5 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus…
  • Aromahead Institute’s Affiliate Program

    Andrea Butje
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    I am so appreciative when people refer their friends to Aromahead Institute for online classes! As a way of thanking you for these referrals, I’ve set up an affiliate program for three of Aromahead’s popular online classes. Each time someone registers for any of these classes via a link you send them, or via a banner on your blog or website, you earn money automatically. Aromatherapy for Natural Living Earn $25 for each student who enrolls through your link or banner. Discover the art of blending essential oils to create natural remedies for your family! This 36-hour blending…
  • Botanica2014 Raffle Winners!!!

    Andrea Butje
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Botanica2014 is an  international Aromatherapy conference created by Rhiannon Lewis, brings together scientists, educators and those passionate about herbal medicine and clinical aromatherapy. Aromahead Institute’s Botanioca2014 contest raised just over $6,000 for three essential oil distillers to come to the conference! Below is the video of the winners, hosted by Andrea Butje and Cindy Black! Kailash Dixit is a Nepal based distiller and herb grower. His business, Aarya Aromas, began in 2003. All his plants are grown organically. A farmer’s cooperative has been formed where local…
 
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    Becker's Spine Review

  • Randy Oostra, Michael Sanborn, and Dr. Michael Schatzlein to Speak at Becker's Hospital Meeting

    Gina Sparacino
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting will feature presentations by Randy Oostra of ProMedica Health System, Michael Sanborn of Baylor Medical Center, Carrollton, and Dr. Michael Schatzlein of Saint Thomas Health.  The event is filling quickly, with less than 40 spots left!  All registration ends May 1st. 
  • 7 Recent Spine, Neurosurgeon Achievements & New Leadership Roles

    Anuja Vaidya
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
      Here are seven recent achievements and new leadership roles for spine surgeons and neurosurgeons. Hospital for Special Surgery named Todd J. Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director, effective July 1.  The American Association of Neurological Surgeons named H. Hunter Batjer, MD, FAANS, president-elect for 2015 to 2016.  Richard Francis, MD, of Bellaire, Texas-based Spine Associates was featured in Small Business Trendsetters for his work with children and adults suffering from scoliosis.   The American Association of Neurological Surgeons named Robert E.
  • Florence Hospital Selects EmCare for ED Management

    Gina Sparacino
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    Florence Hospital at Anthem has chosen EmCare's management services for its emergency department.  Read more here
  • 5 Spine & Neurosurgeons & Practices for Professional Soccer Teams

    Anuja Vaidya
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
      Here are five spine, neurosurgeons and spine practices that provide care for professional soccer teams in the United States. If you would like to recommend another surgeon or practice for inclusion on this list, please contact Anuja Vaidya at avaidya@beckershealthcare.com.   Howard S. Derman, MD (Houston Methodist). Dr. Derman is the director of the Houston Methodist Concussion Center and a concussion specialist for the Houston Dynamo and Houston Texans. He is an associate professor of neurology at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and founding member of the…
  • 10 Factors in Unplanned 30-Day Readmissions After Lumbar Spine Surgery

    Laura Miller
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    A study published in Spine examines the risk factors and causes of 30-day unplanned readmissions after lumbar spine surgery. The researchers examined a large, multicenter clinical registry for patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery in 2012. There were 15,688 patients identified, 695 of which had unplanned 30-day hospital readmissions. By procedure, readmissions were:   •    2.2 percent after discectomy•    9 percent after deformity   The top cause for readmission was wound-related conditions, appearing in 38.6 percent of the readmitted patients;…
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • What Are Your Greatest Talents

    Larry Lewis
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    What Are Your Greatest Talents was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingOne of the favourite questions I ask those I coach is, what are your greatest talents? It has taken very little time for me to begin to see the potential of many of the people taking the course at my Reinvention University. It amazes me that although I can see clearly what each of them has to offer, they themselves struggle to see for themselves were their true talents lie.. That seems to be one of the biggest problems that people have. They undermine their own capabilities and fail to see what they have to bring to…
  • Time is ticking

    Larry Lewis
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Time is ticking was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingTime never stops, tick tock, another second goes by, before you know it a minute will be gone, then an hour, a day, a week, a month. Nothing you do can slow it down. You can’t get it back, and you can’t make extra time. We all get 24 hours a day, that is it, no more. My question is do you use time to its best. This is not an article about time management. But maybe it is. Yet I’m not looking at how you organise your day, nor am I considering writing about a daily schedule with all the roles and responsibilities you…
  • Releasing Attachment From The Past

    Larry Lewis
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Releasing Attachment From The Past was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingWhether you like it or not, you can never change what’s already happened – ever. What’s done is done. But the good news it is in the past, it is gone, as long as you allow it to be. Holding onto what’s already gone is living your life in a state on fear, being led by events that were perhaps significant, but they are in the past and that’s where they should stay.  Instead of focusing on what has happened or what didn’t happen, focus on whatever is happening right now. At this very moment. You must…
  • Finding Your Golden Nugget

    Larry Lewis
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Finding Your Golden Nugget was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingWe all search for that golden nugget outside of us, but in truth the one of greatest value lies within us. I’ve been trying to find the right analogy to describe today’s idea. First I started thinking of that well known expression ‘the needle in a haystack’ but that just didn’t resonate with the true picture. More apt would be seeing a pile of horse shit and finding a golden nugget right in the middle. This is how I’m coming to see people’s disastrous periods of their life. You know the…
  • Deal with criticism

    Larry Lewis
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Deal with criticism was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles LivingEveryone’s a critic and learning to deal with criticism is essential for both our success and failure. We have to accept with whatever we do people will always feel it their right, some their duty to criticise us. The more we put ourselves out there in the public domain we invite the opportunity for others to find fault with what we do , what we say and who we are. As I’m sure none of us hold ourselves to be perfect there may be times when we can see the criticism we receive as being justified but at other times we…
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    Elements4Health

  • A New Approach to Effective Kidney Stone Treatment

    Dana
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Kidney stones represent a major medical problem in the western and developing world. If left untreated, apart from being particularly painful, they can lead to renal failure and other complications. In many patients treated successfully, stone recurrence is also amajor problem. Clearly a more effective pathological approach to diagnosis and treatment needs to be identified to ensure successful eradication of stones. Worldwide approximately 1:7000 births are affected by cystinuria, the most frequent cause of stone formation among genetic diseases. While stones are treatable, many therapies…
  • Social Stigma Surrounding Lung Cancer Hampers Patient Care

    Dana
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Colored ribbons have become a common marketing tool for raising awareness of cancer prevention efforts. For example, a pink ribbon is well known to signify breast cancer. But what color ribbon does one think of with lung cancer? Although white has been identified as the designated color, for many suffering from the disease, black may be the only one they think fits. A Michigan State University study consisting of lung cancer patients, primarily smokers between the ages of 51 to 79 years old, is shedding more light on the stigma often felt by these patients, the emotional toll it can have and…
  • Spending Time Online Reduces Risk of Depression for Seniors

    Dana
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    When we think about the benefits of technology, most of us are thinking about how younger people use the Internet. However, spending time online has the potential to ward off depression among retirees. The benefit is greatest for those who live alone, according to research published online in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. In the article “Internet Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the United States: A Longitudinal Analysis,” the authors report that Internet use reduced the probability of a depressed state by 33…
  • Seniors Should Be Warned About Risks of Sleeping Pills

    Dana
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Medical professionals are encouraging older adults to refrain from the use of prescription sleeping pills. According to the American Geriatrics Society, these medicines have been linked to memory problems, falls, fractures and motor vehicle accidents. “Many people believe that involving patients in the decision to curtail medical treatments is expecting too much,” says Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Pharmacy Research Chair and geriatrician at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and professor at the University of Montreal. “On the contrary: we now have evidence that…
  • New Alzheimer’s Risk Factor Found for Women

    Dana
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the nation’s most expensive disease, costing more than $200 million annually. The emotional cost of the disease is perhaps even greater. A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has looked into the role of a gene variant called ApoE4 in determining Alzheimer’s risk. The study found that this gene variant confers a substantially greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease on women than it does on men. The scientists arrived at their findings by analyzing data on large numbers of…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Pavlovian Conditioning

    Hannah Kaminsky
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Fancy and flour-free, it’s unlikely that you’d find any dessert better suited for Passover than the classic pavlova. Crispy meringue cradles whipped cream and fresh fruits, creating a simultaneously light and rich sensation all in one bite. Based heavily on egg whites and dairy, this versatile treat is surprisingly easy to veganize while remaining every bit as luscious. Pictured above is a miniature interpretation, perfect for a single serving so that no one has to share. It all starts with the Meringue Cookies on page 191 of Vegan Desserts, piped in small nest shapes with a large…
  • Well-Traveled Treats

    Hannah Kaminsky
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Time was not on my side. Mere days before departing for my two month stint in Hawaii, a generous package from Dear Coco landed on my doorstep, over a half dozen glossy chocolate bars embellished with huge chunks of amber brown toffee. These were no ordinary candies, boasting flavors as wild as curry and wasabi, each one inspired by various cuisines across the globe. Despite my voracious sweet tooth, I couldn’t have possibly eaten them all before jetting off, but there was no way I could leave them behind. Somehow it seemed fitting that such a worldly collection of chocolates should…
  • Matzo, Matzo Man

    Hannah Kaminsky
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Sundown on Monday, April 14 marks the beginning of Passover, a week devoted to celebrating spring, remembering the past, and eating cardboard instead of delicious grains, whole or otherwise processed. Needless to say, it’s that last part that really gets to me, as matzo has never been my favorite food in the world. Perhaps they would come in handy as mulch or filler for the litter box, but unadorned sheets of the unleavened bread hold little if any culinary value in my eyes. Thankfully, immense improvements in flavor can be made with just a little bit of work, and I’ve had the…
  • When Life Gives You Long Peppers…

    Hannah Kaminsky
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    The inability to simply say “no” or even “maybe not this time” has gotten me into a number of tricky situations, typically ending with an overload of extra work to contend with. This past weekend, however, was the first time that those missing words ended with an overload of hot long peppers. Valley VegFest was winding down, my pie demo completed and the exhibitor’s hall quickly emptying out, when I chanced by a farm stand display of fresh produce. Picking through the remnants, two shiny, green peppers and three slightly bruised finger bananas satisfied my hunger…
  • Lox of Love

    Hannah Kaminsky
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:25 am
    Old Man Winter sure doesn’t fight fair, unafraid to hit below the belt and then kick you when you’re down. Dirty tricks are just half of the relentless assault, adding in mind games that could soften anyone’s resolve to the consistency of over-boiled ramen noodles. Surely, one would think that by the last day of March, spring would have been able to fend off this attack, but the snow currently accumulating on top of the delicate, freshly sprouted crocuses would say otherwise. The month is going out like a lion, indeed. Beaten and bruised, I officially accept defeat. Winter…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fitness, Nutrition and Health Advice

  • The Ultimate Superfood You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    You’ve probably never heard of it. It’s at the very bottom of the food chain. Yet it feeds over 99% of all ocean life and supports 100% of all life on the face of the planet. If this... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
  • 278: How Bad Is Beer? Healthy Deodorants, Burning Fat Faster, Interpreting Your Own Bloodwork And Much More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Apr 16, 2014 Podcast: Does Garcinia and Green Coffee Extract Help Fat Loss, Interpreting Your Own Bloodwork, Should You Drink Ocean Water, Are Water Alkalinizers Bad, How To Prevent Razor Burn, and... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
  • Four Natural, Pill-Free Alternatives To Spending $9.52 On A Viagra Pill (And One Potent Libido Tip For Ladies).

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I won’t lie. I’ve used Viagra. I personally tried Viagra while I was in the throes of Ironman triathlon training. My free testosterone was rapidly falling (as happens in most extreme... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
  • Anxiety 101: Step-By-Step Instructions For Eliminating Anxiety And Taking Your Life Back.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I didn’t used to be a very anxious guy. But it seems the more tasks I take on, the more pressure there is to maintain a fit body or healthy nutrition protocol, the older and more active my twin... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
  • A World Famous Chef Reveals How The Wrong Foods And A Broken Medical System Nearly Killed Him – And Easy, Delicious Ways Change Your Body With the Right Foods.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Meet chef Seamus Mullen. A recent Men’s Journal article described Seamus as follows: “Few people have subjected their bodies to as much wear and tear as Manhattan chef and... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 7 Weight Loss Articles We Read and Loved This Week

    Anytime Fitness
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    This week we learned a lot through weight loss articles about healthier beverages, running, and more. The post 7 Weight Loss Articles We Read and Loved This Week appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Why You Should Adopt Mindy Kaling’s Approach to Body Image

    Amanda Ingle
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Mindy Kaling's views on body image, weight, and fashion make her a role model to everyone. Discover why her opinions and thoughts are spot on! The post Why You Should Adopt Mindy Kaling’s Approach to Body Image appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Airport Workout: 30-Minute Full Body Circuit

    Luke Andrus
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Grab your suitcase and get ready to get your workout done while waiting for your flight! This airport workout keeps you moving while being inconspicuous! The post Airport Workout: 30-Minute Full Body Circuit appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Awesome Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

    Cassie Johnston
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    We’ve got a bunch of great ways to fill up those Easter baskets without hitting up the candy aisle. Try these non-candy basket fillers instead! The post 10 Awesome Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 15 Easy-to-Make Lunches Under 400 Calories

    Lee Hersh
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    These 15 easy-to-make lunches are perfect healthy meals to keep you in your daily calorie budget while getting much needed nutrients. The post 15 Easy-to-Make Lunches Under 400 Calories appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Exfoliation = Skin Spring Cleaning: Find It Again Friday

    Angela
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Even though the official start of spring was late March, warmer weather is finally starting here in Northern California and other parts of the country. It’s time to break out your shorts, tanks, and sandals and to show off your skin! As Dr Bailey says in her original blog post, Tips to Spring Clean Your Skin, skin-baring fashions call for a good skin spring cleaning! After working hard to moisturize and to nourish your skin during the cold winter months, it’s time to focus on rejuvenating your skin through exfoliation. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, smooth the…
  • Common Skin Problems for Moms and Families With Sensitive Skin

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    If your family has sensitive skin, you need to be especially careful about the skin care products that are stocked in the household. I’m a dermatologist and mother and in my household, we all have sensitive skin.  I’m careful about the skin care products that are in every bathroom and next to every sink in my home because it matters to the skin health of my family.  As a dermatologist I know the scientific facts about skin problems and as a mom I know that my kids want to try new products and my husband wants me to make budget friendly choices when I shop.  Here is how I try to…
  • Know Your Options for Anti-Aging Rosacea Skin Care: Find It Again Friday

    Angela
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Do you have rosacea and have been searching for an anti-aging skin care routine? After a few phone call inquires regarding anti-aging rosacea skin care options, it is time to revisit Dr. Bailey’s blog post: Anti-Aging Skin Care Options for People with Rosacea. As Dr. Bailey notes, anti-aging skin care is especially tricky for rosacea-type skin because any strong acids or rough exfoliation can trigger a flare-up. However, Dr. Bailey has managed to help her rosacea patients not only get their rosacea under control, but also incorporate a gentle anti-aging rosacea skin care routine. For…
  • Best Under Eye Treatments including Retinol: Find It Again Friday

    Angela
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Have you tried countless skin care products to fix the dark circles or bags under your eyes, but found nothing seems to work? Are you at the point of considering surgery to fix your under-eye issues? Waking up to find dark circles and puffy bags under your eyes almost seems like an omen for the rest of the day. However, depending on the causes of your under-eye circles and bags, there are various methods to nip this issue in the bud without surgery. Dr. Bailey outlines all the best under-eye treatments in her original blog What Causes Under-Eye Circles, Bags, and Puffiness. But before we…
  • Retinol For Your Skin: What’s So Great About It?

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Retinol is a retinoid.  Retinoids are the vitamin A family class of agents.  Retinoids, in my experience as a dermatologist, are the most effective anti-aging skin care product ingredient short of sunscreen.   I’ve recommended topical retinoid skin care products to my patients for over 25 years and I’ve seen the anti-aging results over and over again – smoother more youthful appearing skin, fewer fine lines and wrinkles and a “stop the clock” effect on skin aging.  I myself have used retinoid products for the same period of time.  Yes, I’ve  drunk…
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Vin Diesel to star in Movie about Navy SEAL-turned-Chiropractor

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency.  Many have probably heard of Dr. Howard Wasdin from his recent bestseller SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper, where as a member of SEAL Team Six Dr. Wasdin graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: The Marine’s Scout Sniper School.  Many may not know however, that this former Navy SEAL who fought in the 1993 ‘Black Hawk Down’ is also a chiropractor.  Dr. Wasdin medically retired from the Navy in 1995 after he was shot three…
  • Treatment for Golfer’s Elbow in Augusta GA (Medial Epicondylitis)

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Many people consider golf a low-level physical activity without much risk for injury. Many injuries can be caused by playing golf, however, including injuries to the ankle, elbow, spine, knee, hip, and wrist. Most golf injuries are the result of overuse. By repeating the same golf swing motion over and over again, significant stress is placed on the same muscles, tendons, and joints. Over time, this can cause injury.  Golfers most often experience hand tenderness or numbness, and may also have shoulder, back, and knee pain.   What is Medial Epicondylitis, otherwise known as…
  • AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before Resorting to Surgery

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Journal of the American Medical Association and Chiropractic The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published an article regarding back pain, with an intent to educate the public about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.  Written by Dr. Dr. Denise M. Goodman, MD., Alison E. Burke, MA., and Dr. Edward H. Livingston, MD., the article suggests patients try chiropractic care for the treatment of low back pain. According to the article, surgery is not usually needed and should only be considered if more conservative therapies fail.  This recommendation…
  • Treatment for Hip Pain in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Hip pain is common pain problem, and the causes of hip pain are varied, and include both chronic and acute conditions. Arthritis and Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is one of the most common ailments to affect older individuals. Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hip can vary. Your first sign may be a bit of discomfort and stiffness in your groin, buttock or thigh when you wake up in the morning. Commonly, there is a gradual increase of pain over the side of the hip into the groin, with pain down the front of the thigh and into the knee joint.  Loss of muscle strength and…
  • Chiropractic Fan wins Bronze Medal at 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Arriving in Sochi, Russia as a Paralympic veteran, Allison Jones competed with her usual tenacity and drive–which ultimately earned her an impressive bronze in the Women’s Downhill Skiing. “Winning the first medal for the USA, what more could I ask for? I came here to have fun because this is my seventh Games, and I’ve had a blast,” Jones said. “It’s absolutely amazing. I did some great skiing and there is great snow.” Her bronze medal makes it her fourth career Winter Paralympic win with a time of 1:34.09.  The race used the principle of…
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    OrthoStreams.com

  • Interview with the CEO of TiGenix, maker of the cell-based cartilage repair product ChrondroCelect

    Tiger Buford
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Interview with Eduardo Bravo, CEO, TiGenix – Belgium (PharmaBoardRoom) Mr Bravo, in relation to your previous career in big pharma companies, you have recently made a shift into much smaller entities including Cellerix and TiGenix. What motivated you to make such a dramatic and bold shift in your professional life? I was young and ambitious and despite having a successful career in the big pharmaceutical industry, I opted for a more entrepreneurial path where I could contribute to building something from scratch. Before doing so, I met with Cristina Garmendia (she has recently served…
  • Bruin Biometric’s OrthoSonos device detects early state osteoarthritis

    Tiger Buford
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    BRUIN BIOMETRICS’ DEVICE SHOWS PROMISE FOR EARLY OA DETECTION (Orthopedics This Week) OrthoSonos Website Bruin Biometrics has reported that its OrthoSonos device is showing promising trends in the detection of early stage osteoarthritis (OA). Initial data show that patients with confirmed severe OA who are scheduled for arthroplasty demonstrate a consistently negative OrthoSonos Health Index (OHI), while patients with healthy joints have a consistently positive OHI. Patients with OA for whom surgery is not yet required reported OHIs trending from healthy to chronic joints. Martin Burns,…
  • 2 Orthopedists publicly debate the value of National Implant Registries

    Tiger Buford
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    IMPLANT REGISTRIES FLAWED? MURRAY V. LEWALLEN (Orthopedics This Week) The data proves that registries cannot compare implant designs!” says David Murray. “Going to single surgeon or institutional efforts allow large numbers of patients to be studied very quickly,” says David Lewallen. “What registry studies really do is allow us to ask interesting questions and perhaps direct the next studies.” This week’s Orthopaedic Crossfire® debate is “The Stuff of Implant Registries: Of Limited Value.” For the proposition is David Murray, M.D., F.R.C.S. from Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre…
  • Bioventus offers money back guarantee for Canadian EXOGEN patients if they do not show healing progression

    Tiger Buford
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    EXOGEN BONE HEALING: PERFORMANCE GUARANTEED! (Orthopedics This Week) A new version of Exogen, an ultrasound bone healing system made by Bioventus, LLC, is now available in Canada. A medical device that its makers claim helps fractured bones heal is now offered with new compliance features and what Bioventus calls a “healing progression Performance Guarantee.” The company says that the device, which replaces the Exogen 4000+ model, is indicated for the non-invasive treatment of established non-unions, except for those on the skull and vertebra. Bioventus reports that the new Exogen is a…
  • CONMED reported to be considering a sales process

    Tiger Buford
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    CONMED Reported to be Considering a Sales Process (HealthPointCapital) CONMED Corporation is reported to be exploring a sales process, and has been speculated to have already reached out to other medical device companies to assess buyout interest. This decision to consider a sale comes as the company anticipates a strenuous proxy battle at its annual shareholder meeting, expected to take place in 3Q:14. CONMED has been under pressure since 2H:13 from activist investors that are concerned with the company’s operational performance and corporate governance, and believe the company to…
 
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    Heart Sisters

  • How a heart attack can trigger PTSD

    Carolyn Thomas
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    A heart attack is a life-changing event. For some people, surviving a heart attack brings renewed appreciation for life. For others, the event is so traumatic that worrying about having a second heart attack consumes their lives. In fact, one in eight heart attack survivors experiences a reaction called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. It’s a high price to pay for having your life spared, says this report from Harvard.
  • Cardiac care for the whole patient – not just the heart

    Carolyn Thomas
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    It's often only when we are finally back at home following hospitalization that reality slowly begins to trickle back in as common fears and practical worries arise. Why don't our medical teams warn us about these psychosocial issues before we're discharged?
  • The under-appreciated joy of making a meat loaf

    Carolyn Thomas
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Meat loaf is a very old-fashioned main course that now makes hipsters sneer, nutritionists groan, and vegans turn even more pale than usual. Yet nothing says "homey" quite like a delicious homemade meat loaf dinner for your family.
  • When your “significant EKG changes” are missed

    Carolyn Thomas
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:13 am
    When your heart attack gets missed: "Twelve per cent of patients studied had a high-risk EKG abnormality that was NOT detected by the Emergency Department physician."
  • Cardiac gender bias: we need less TALK and more WALK

    Carolyn Thomas
    23 Mar 2014 | 4:15 am
    Dr. Brian Goldman said this about yet another study showing gender bias in cardiac care: "This is very significant. Women do wait longer than men for treatment - if they get diagnosed at all. There's a saying about heart attacks: 'Time is muscle'. The longer it takes to unblock a blocked coronary artery, the more heart muscle dies. We need to rewrite standard medical textbooks."
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  • Factors That Affect Your Sexual Desire

    Vita Admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    No matter how one wishes to have mind-blowing sex each time, there are times when your libido or sexual desire just happens to be less than ideal. This sex drive that you have differs every time, and is affected by many factors that range from your stress level at work to your relationship concerns. Before you decide on what male enhancement method to take, take a look at these four main factors that affect male libido and its status. Aging – The natural aging process can take its toll on your libido and bodily processes. As you grow older, your sexual desire also gradually decreases, which…
  • Bring Out the Macho in You with Man Pills

    Vita Admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Based on a certain survey that has been conducted by the National Health and Social Life Survey, there is only 29 percent of the female respondents who admitted that they experience orgasm every time they engage in sexual intercourse with their partner. On the other hand, a whopping number of 75% of males said that they reach orgasm during their sexual activities. While this might seem like great news for the males, the truth is that it is not. In fact, the study reveals two important ideas. The first one being the fact that men reach their orgasm faster than the ladies, which then leave them…
  • Tips to Take Your Sexual Performance Abilities to Higher Levels

    Vita Admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    In a certain study that has been published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the doctors have revealed that even the tiniest amount of weight loss will already be able to lead to a great improvement in men’s erectile dysfunction issues. Even though there are already numerous effective medications that are out in the market right now which promise to cure the dreaded condition of erectile dysfunction, in the case of obese men suffering from type II diabetes, altering their eating habits can actually as effective when it comes to relieving the symptoms. The doctors have stated that about 40%…
  • The Perfect Sexual Enhancement Tips for Your Sexual Health

    Vita Admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Apart from the other practical and easy male enhancement tips that you have already heard and read about, there is still another option which will be able to help you attain optimum sexual health, and that is through a regular intake of a specific dose of different multivitamins. At first, they might seem to be additional costs on your daily budget. However, these multivitamins actually provide numerous beneficial effects. These can help a lot of improving a man’s appetite and relieving stress which can come in different fronts, which include your workplace. Poor appetite and stress will…
  • Talking About Confidence – The Best Sexual Enhancement You Can Try

    Vita Admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:19 pm
    For the ladies, there is definitely nothing that can beat the joy and security of being in the arms of one man who knows exactly what he should do, how he should do it and what exactly is going to turn them on. It does not really matter what your height might be or how rich you are, how much money you have saved in your bank account and how good looking and physically attractive you are for if you do not have the slightest idea on how to make a lady feel like you exactly know whatever it is that you are doing, you will surely be lost even before you have made an eye contact with the girl who…
 
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    The CFIDS Association of America » Blog

  • Pathways to Prevention for ME/CFS

    Leigh Reynolds
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    There is a lot of activity on a federal level related to ME/CFS –the IOM study, the CDC multi-site clinical assessment of CFS and now the Pathway to Prevention (P2P) initiative through the National Institutes of Health. As all of this activity stands to significantly impact the path forward for ME/CFS research and progress, the CFIDS Association is paying close attention to it all and is engaged where we feel we can lend a positive voice to the discussion. In the information that follows we break down the P2P program and where ME/CFS is in the approval process so far. The CFIDS Association…
  • IOM Announces Another Public Meeting with the ME/CFS Committee

    Leigh Reynolds
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The CFIDS Association received an email from the IOM Committee listserv concerning their next public meeting. Please mark you calendars and plan to participate. Read on for the details of the email and information on how to provide your input prior to the meeting for the committee’s consideration. You can sign up to receive email updates directly from the IOM HERE (simply scroll down and fill out the online form) In order to gather as much response from patients as possible, the CFIDS Association has created a simple online survey to address the IOM Committees’s specific…
  • FDA Releases New Draft Guidance for Industry “CFS/ME: Developing Drug Products for Treatment”

    Leigh Reynolds
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:34 am
      UPDATE: April 10, 2014 FDA is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar regarding the Draft Guidance for Industry Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Developing Drug Products for Treatment. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 1pm-2pm.  Additional information regarding the webinar can be found HERE http://www.fda.gov/Training/GuidanceWebinars/ucm392577.htm. __________ On March 11, 2014, FDA released a draft guidance for industry entitled “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Developing Drug Products for Treatment.”  The purpose…
  • A Tale of Two IOM Committees

    Leigh Reynolds
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the report titled, “Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Gulf War Veterans: Case Definitions Reexamined”. Given that the IOM has been engaged in a project regarding ME/CFS, we felt it would be useful to compare the two studies. The committee that authored this report titled, “Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Gulf War Veterans” was formed in early 2013 and concluded their work in December of that same year. The Veterans Administration charge to this IOM committee was to “comprehensively review, evaluate, and summarize the available…
  • SolveCFS BioBank: Calling YOU to Participate in Gathering a Breadth & Depth of ME/CFS Data, Part 4 of 4

    Suzanne Vernon
    7 Feb 2014 | 3:06 pm
    The SolveCFS BioBank is a unique and important resource that lowers barriers to ME/CFS research.  It is important because it allows us to effectively seek out and attract the brightest investigators to conduct ME/CFS research. It is unique in that we’ve designed it so multiple research projects are done on participants and results from these disparate studies are combined.  Anyone who has given a sample for the BioBank may very well be participating in every research project we’ve described in this series. One thing we know about ME/CFS with certainty is that it is complex, like…
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    Beauty Tips And Makeup Tips

  • Dry Shampoo After Workout

    Margarit Misirdzhiev
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    If you intend to do some workout during the lunch break there is a great solution on how to make your hair look gorgeous after that. Just use dry shampoo and it will help you will lose the greasy look of your hair. Related Posts:No More Split Ends4 Reasons To Have Long HairHow To Get Rid Of Your Dry Hair?I Want Hair Like Jennifer Aniston’sUntraditional Home Made Beauty Tips
  • Slick Hair – The New Trend

    Margarit Misirdzhiev
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:11 pm
    There is a new trend that is reaching the celebrities.  The slick hair is the new big on the red carpet. So sweep it back, make it look wet or use a precision stylist to make you the new hair style which will make you remarkable. Related Posts:How To Gently Straighten Your HairCombs Vs. Hair Brushes4 Reasons To Have Long HairI Want Hair Like Jennifer Aniston’sDry Shampoo After Workout
  • Pretty Face And Not-So-Pretty Limbs

    Margarit Misirdzhiev
    11 Jul 2013 | 4:51 am
    No matter how pretty your face looks today but if your arms and legs are tanned, rough and unkempt, it is likely to take away the charm from your personality. Your arms and legs will not only distract the other person but will hurt your confidence as well. Firstly, you need to ensure you moisturize your arms and legs religiously. A wide range of body lotions are available in the market today but it is advisable to use homemade remedies. Mix one table spoon of lime juice with one table spoon of glycerin and rosewater each. Mix it properly and store it in a container. You can either apply this…
  • Make-Up Or Made-Up? It’s In Your Hands!

    Margarit Misirdzhiev
    3 Jul 2013 | 12:59 am
    Applying a make-up can be quite a daunting task if you are not comfortable with the same. Once you learn the basics and practice it, applying make-up can be quite a cakewalk. We will share with you some of the tried and tested tricks. Shape your Eyes Firstly, you need to be very clear about the shape of your face and your problem areas like under eye circles, marks or double chin. Your eyes are one of the first things that people would first notice about your face. There is so much at stake in that context that you need to ensure you apply eyeliner, mascara and eye shadow perfectly well. A…
  • Want That Perfect Skin? You Can Find It In The Kitchen!

    Margarit Misirdzhiev
    27 Jun 2013 | 3:17 am
    Phew! Finally, it is that time of the year when your skin starts to look dull and the worst part is that there is no time to go to the beauty parlour. Not every other week at least. So you have two options in that case, to look into the mirror at the end of each day and sulk or to head to your kitchen. Yes, you heard it right. Head to your kitchen! Before I get into what you exactly will need to do in the kitchen to get the innate glow and perfect consistency of your skin back, let me tell you that the basis on which this beauty tip is based is the fact that no cosmetic product can every…
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    Health and Wellness

  • The Best Passionate Personal Career Online Development Forums

    Will Blesch
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    Passionate Personal Journey   Check out the video, it has some inspiring things to talk about! Who are you and what’s your journey? The top personal and career development discussion forum in the US is right here: http://www.coolaura.com. The site brings together people from all over the world to network, allowing members to talk about personal growth, and work together to create spiritual and business development workshops. Allow me to back up. I’ve been gone for more than a year, but I am back to start blogging again about health related matters. That includes mental and…
  • 2012 in review

    Will Blesch
    30 Dec 2012 | 11:53 pm
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 47,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.
  • Elderly Parents Fall Like Crazy (5 Odd Solutions – Part 3)

    Will Blesch
    25 Nov 2012 | 2:38 am
    Carrot Juice helps increase blood flow, and thus helps decrease muscle weakness. Written by Will Blesch, Copyright 2012 Greeting programs! We’re continuing with a mini-series on reducing muscle weakness and increasing physical strength in elderly parents and the senior citizen population. Many of these remedies and strategies also apply to younger people as well, so if you are not yet a senior citizen, don’t let that stop you from reading on. Last time we went over vitamins and minerals, basically foods that are essential for efficient muscular function. We talked specifically…
  • Elderly Parents Fall Like Crazy (5 Odd Solutions – Part 2)

    Will Blesch
    20 Nov 2012 | 2:44 am
      Written by Will Blesch, Copyright 2012 Hi gang! So, yesterday I began talking about muscle weakness issues faced by the elderly. In my last posting, I talked about how the CDC notes that, “Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls.” And, then I went on to talk about the risks of those falls and I mentioned the first muscle weakness remedy older folks can begin using to counter those risks. And, I wasn’t talking about bodybuilding supplements either. The first remedy for muscle weakness I touched on was Nutrition Management. I suggested that elderly parents,…
  • Elderly Parents Fall Like Crazy (Learn About 5 Odd Solutions!)

    Will Blesch
    19 Nov 2012 | 2:02 am
      Written by Will Blesch, Copyright 2012 Ok, read some interesting stuff that I thought I’d talk about here. And, I found it interesting since I have grandparents that are getting up there in age. According to the CDC, “Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls.” However, the CDC goes on to say that, less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. These falls actually can be pretty scary. My grandfather fell and fractured his hip. Not just that, but afterwards for some reason one leg ended up being shorter than the other when it healed. Now, he has to…
 
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Hyperpigmentation – Melasma

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Excessive melanin production which may give rise to dark spots (black spots) on the skin is termed as “Hyperpigmentation”. All types of increased skin pigmentation include age spots, liver spots, freckles, sun spots (solar lentigenes), melasma, pregnancy mask, under-eye dark …
  • Ptosis Surgery – Droopy Eyes Treatment

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    15 Jan 2014 | 12:51 am
    Ptosis means falling or drooping of upper or lower eyelid. The drooping can be as a result of being awake for a long time, sometimes also known as “lazy eye” wherein the individual’s ocular muscles are tired. If this drooping …
  • Stem Cell Therapy – Best Treatment for Hair Loss

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    2 Jan 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Newer research and advanced treatment in hair loss, including PRP, Stem Cell therapy and the QR 678 growth factor injection therapy promises to change the way this problem (hair fall) is currently treated. Stem Cell Therapy is recommended for treating Baldness and/or Hair Loss. Hair follicles also contain stem cells, and some researchers predict research on these follicle stem cells may lead to successes in treating baldness through an activation of the stem cells progenitor cells. This treatment is expected to work by activating already existing stem cells on the scalp. A hair growth factor,…
  • Hospital or a Mall : What does this mean for the patient?

    Dr. Ketki S. Sapre
    10 Dec 2013 | 12:35 am
    The Private sector (corporate) Hospitals are becoming more & more common in India. As healthcare becomes more & more expensive, hospital groups are innovating on business strategy to reduce capital expenditure and reduce operating costs. One such 'innovation' is the outsourcing of different departments within a hospital to different 3rd party organizations. For instance, The Cosmetology Department at a Hospital may be run by one doctor and his team, who invest in the center and share profit with the hospital in which this is based. This arrangement has connotations, mostly negative,…
  • Eyelid, Orbital, Lacrimal & Face Oculoplastic Surgery

    Dr. Debraj Shome
    3 Dec 2013 | 8:51 pm
    Eyelid, Orbital, Lacrimal & Facial surgery is performed by oculoplastic surgeons. Oculoplasty is a fast growing super-specialty in India, with many institutes now offering fellowship training programs for young oculoplastic surgeons. For eyelid, orbital, brow, lacrimal and mid-face surgery, please seek and look …
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    Healing Talks

  • Continuing Nuclear Fallout from Fukushima

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

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

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

    Nathan Batalion
    22 Feb 2014 | 2:54 pm
    (HealingTalks) Nature provides us with a variety of high-quality sources of Omega-3 fats. There are quite a few to choose from and research had found important reasons for having Omega-3 fats incorporated daily in our diets. Why Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids So Important Omega-3 fats are viewed as “essential” because they are necessary for health but [...]
  • 5 Ways to Naturally Increase Testosterone and Sexual Appeal for Men

    Nathan Batalion
    1 Jan 2014 | 10:27 pm
    (Healingtalks) There are several ways to naturally increase testosterone levels and without using steroids. It is not necessary to take hormones or synthetic chemicals that mimic natural hormones. Among the most common means are the following: 1) Muscle Building Exercises Exercises involving resistance training are anabolic triggers for the production of increased testosterone. If you [...]
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    Optimistic Life

  • 15 Challenges for Self-improvement [Infographic]

    Roman Soluk
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Self-improvement for someone may seem a heavy chore. However think of it this way: if you do not have what you want, there’s always room for improvement. You need to have certain qualities, skills, knowledge and attitude to get what you want. Do you agree? In fact, self improvement is NOT a chore. It is fun! It is a fascinating journey into the hidden mechanisms of your mind, an incredibly rewarding process of development of self-discipline, results and desire for improvement. The end result – living your life to the fullest! I created this infographic that provides you top 15…
  • Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

    Roman Soluk
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    There is a habit of comparing yourself to others. You compare your achievements with the success of others, your kid’s abilities with other children’s skills, even your outfit. You always compare, evaluate, judge without asking yourself a question: Is it good? The habit of comparing yourself to others started in your childhood, when parents compared you to good and polite kids and now in adulthood you may see the results. One of the main reasons why you compare yourself with others is your ego that wants to hear the notes of approval or envy. You want your colleagues, friends or…
  • 7 Simple Rules of Financial Success

    Roman Soluk
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    How to become rich? Perhaps everyone asks this question during their life. And the search for answers sometimes takes too much time. It seems that the secret to financial success is known only to the elite and the common people can’t ever learn those tricky techniques. In fact, it’s much easier than it seems. After I’ve read and studied a lot of stories about rich people, I came to the conclusion that there are no special tricks, you just need to stick to a few simple rules, and you will sooner or later achieve your financial success. Many life examples confirm this. What…
  • 6 Golden Rules of Optimism

    Roman Soluk
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Winston Churchill Optimism is not something you’re born with. It’s a skill that can be learned. Here are some golden rules of true optimism, so if you consider yourself a positive person or you want to become more optimistic then this post is right for you. The essential rules of optimism 1. Optimists respect themselves for their own essence Remember your childhood. When you ran, jumped, sang, danced and did not pay attention to the opinions of those people around you. You…
  • Are You a Positive Person? [POLL]

    Roman Soluk
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    A positive person is a happy person, full of enthusiasm and love! It’s always pleasant to talk with a positive person. When I talk with optimistic people, I feel much better. With that charge of positive energy I want to create and build something good. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. ~ William Shakespeare What kind of person are you? Are you an optimist? If no, then do you consider yourself  pessimistic? Are you ready to improve your mindset? Remember that each person is given a chance to revise their thoughts and improve them. After all, the improvement…
 
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Diabetes complications are falling while number of cases continues to rise

    Stephanie Watson
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Two reports released this week shed light on the current state of type 2 diabetes in this country, and their conclusions are both promising and sobering. First, the good news: An article in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that rates of diabetes-related problems like heart attack, stroke, and lower-limb amputation are down by more than 50% over the last two decades. Now the bad news: during the same time period, the number of people with diabetes has soared, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the early 1990s, 5.5% of adults had diabetes. By 2010, the number…
  • Ceremonies, remembrances mark one-year anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

    Anthony Komaroff, M.D.
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    One year ago today, the detonation of two improvised bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people, injured more than 260 others, and shattered a day traditionally filled with joy and camaraderie. Although the bombing immediately extinguished the celebration, it sparked an outpouring of extraordinary work and compassion that continues to this day. Residents of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond rallied to help those injured by the bombs. It is a testament to the extraordinary care and preparation by first responders and staff members at all…
  • Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills

    Heidi Godman
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. Here’s another one, which especially applies to those of us (including me) experiencing the brain fog that comes with age: exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills. In a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat…
  • Benefits of vitamin D supplements still debated

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Two reports published this week in the journal BMJ weren’t exactly an April Fool’s Day message about vitamin D, but they came close. For the past few years, vitamin D has been gaining a reputation—not entirely earned—as a wonder vitamin that offers protection against some cancers, bone-weakening osteoporosis, heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic conditions. Not so fast, caution the two reports. In one of the BMJ studies, led by Evropi Theodoratou, a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, researchers evaluated the results of 268 previous studies…
  • Highlights from the American College of Cardiology annual meeting

    Julie Corliss
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:14 pm
    I’ve spent the past three days at the 65th annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Washington, DC. Cardiologists from around the world are gathered here to present new research on heart disease. During the opening lecture, Dr. Gary Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, described a phenomenon I’ve heard a lot about recently from physicians I’ve interviewed in my role as executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter: the challenge of success. What does that mean? Since 1950, death rates from cardiovascular disease have plummeted by…
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    Health E Clips

  • Hello world!

    submit
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    LITFL

  • Cricoid pressure or manual RETARD?

    Chris Nickson
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Cliff Reid has just written a MUST READ post on cricoid pressure in response to a long discussion on the FOAMcc Google Plus Community featuring the usual logical fallacies, circular arguments and dogmatic claims of negligence against enlightened practitioners who have discarded this unproven technique. Read Time to change thinking on ‘cricoid pressure’ NOW! In one of the concluding paragraphs he advocates the renaming of this procedure as manual Routine Esophageal Transposition with Airway Restriction and Distortion (aka manual RETARD). I invite you to use this new terminology when…
  • Seizures, Sedation and Saliva

    Joe Rotella
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    aka Toxicology Conundrum 052 A 21-year-old male with a background of schizophrenia and previous intentional overdose, weighing 70kg, was brought to the ED via ambulance after having a witnessed seizure at home. Prior to this, he was witnessed to be drowsy and salivating excessively by his family but was able to admit to taking 2000mg (20 x 100mg) of his own clozapine an hour prior to his witnessed seizure. His family reported that he did not have access to any other medications as he was ‘closely supervised’ at home. After initially found to be drowsy, he subsequently had a generalised…
  • The LITFL Review 133

    Kane Guthrie
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    The LITFL Review is your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peaks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the best and brightest from the blogosphere, the podcast video/audiosphere and the rest of the Web 2.0 social media jungle to find the most fantastic EM/CC FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation) around. Welcome to the 133rd edition, brought to you by: Kane Guthrie [KG] from LITFL Tessa Davis [TRD] from LITFL and Don’t Forget The Bubbles Brent Thoma [BT]…
  • Caustic Ingestion Acid

    Brian Kloss
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Toilet bowl cleaners in the United States tend to be acidic in nature so I chose the ‘Ty-D-Bol Man’ as our victim for this Caustic Ingestion flashcard. The Ty-D-Bol Man was a little guy in a motor boat that would drive around in your toilet and keep it clean. As a kid I always hoped to see him when I lifted my toilet lid, but never did. As it turns out, Tidy Bowl man was also an inspiration for Dave Chappelle who immortalised East Coas Rapper Redman in the NSFW “Redman’s Potty Fresh” skit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DC_M2VgfVA The post Caustic Ingestion Acid appeared…
  • TechTool Techno Review SensiMat

    Tessa Davis
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    This week I’m taking a break from reviewing apps that educate us as doctors, and instead have decided to look at how our smartphones, and technology in general, can be used to help our patients. A sensor for wheelchair users caught my eye this week. SensiMat, designed by a team at the University of Toronto, aims to use tech to reduce the frequency of pressure ulcers in wheelchair users. It’s specifically aimed at wheelchairs users with impaired sensation, who might not be aware of pressure sores developing or who may not notice when they have been positioned too long in one place. The…
 
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  • Cómo Cuidar el Pelo desde Dentro para Recuperar su Atractivo Natural

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

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

    Iván de León
    19 Feb 2014 | 6:23 am
    Cuando se trata de mejorar nuestra capacidad mental y controlar nuestro estado de ánimo tenemos varias opciones, desde meditar, hacer ejercicio o escuchar música hasta comer manzanas Val Venosta. Así es, las manzanas contienen flavonoides que son beneficiosos para nuestra salud mental y emocional. Recientemente, basado en un reciente estudio británico, se ha demostrado que [...]
  • Cómo Ayuda el Omega 3 en el Control de Peso y el Colesterol + SORTEO

    Iván de León
    13 Feb 2014 | 10:28 am
    ¿Puede el Omega 3 ayudar a controlar nuestro peso y también el colesterol? Vamos a ver la respuesta enseguida, además de un sorteo que verás al final de esta entrada, pero antes vamos a hablar de los ácidos grasos. Los ácidos grasos son grasas fundamentales para la vida, aunque muchos tengan presente la mala publicidad [...]
  • Pasta de Corazones con Rebozuelos y Espárragos + SORTEO San Valentín

    Iván de León
    11 Feb 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Se acerca el día de San Valentín y nada mejor que una velada romántica para celebrarlo, así que hoy te traigo una receta muy fácil con productos temáticos cortesía de Lidl, que además estarán a la venta esta semana en cualquiera de sus supermercados. Sorteo San Valentín Sorteo finalizado (puedes ver el resultado al final [...]
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    Harriet
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:16 am
    A Son’s Deafness Prompts a Scientific Journey – NYTimes.com Harvard draws link between autism and air pollution is a post from the Better Innovations Health, Fitness, and Wellness Blog Related Posts:Flavored Cigar smoking on the rise among young peopleChildren with Autism and Interrelated Health IssuesNew Research Discovers link between Autism and Mutated Cancer GenesVitamin B Linked To Mental Health Of ChildrenDisc Degeneration Linked with Gene VariantNew Report claims Air Pollution Linked to Autism No visits yet
  • Pregnant Women useage of Narcotics On the Rise

    Harriet
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Click on the link below to learn the latest in a trend among pregnant women using prescribed narcotics. Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women – NYTimes.com Pregnant Women useage of Narcotics On the Rise is a post from the Better Innovations Health, Fitness, and Wellness Blog Related Posts:30-40% rise in Doctors Selling off Practices in last 5 YearsMind over Mind Experiment Yields Amazing ResultsU.S. price hikes on branded drugs far outpace 2012 inflationFlavored Cigar smoking on the rise among young peopleIntelligent Knife latest in Cancer SurgeryNew Study Links Omega-3s to…
  • Vinegar Kills Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria

    Steven Kirchhof
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:18 am
    WASHINGTON, DCFebruary 25, 2014 The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US reports in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Acetic acid might be used as an inexpensive and non-toxic disinfectant against drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria as well as other stubborn, disinfectant-resistant mycobacteria. Work with drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria carries serious biohazard risks.
  • Marijuana May Hurt The Developing Teen Brain

    Steven Kirchhof
    8 Mar 2014 | 10:14 am
    The brain of a teenager has a lot of developing to do. It must transform from the brain of a child into the brain of an adult. And some researchers worry how marijuana might affect that crucial process. “Actually in childhood our brain is larger,” says Krista Lisdahl, director of the brain imaging and neuropsychology lab at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. “Then during the teenage years our brain is getting rid of those connections that weren’t really used, and it prunes back. It actually makes the brain faster and more efficient.” See full story on npr.org…
  • FAQ: New Nutrition Facts Label

    Steven Kirchhof
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    Good article on the changes to nutrition labels we can soon expect to see. See full story on webmd.com FAQ: New Nutrition Facts Label is a post from the Better Innovations Health, Fitness, and Wellness Blog Related Posts:Are Healthy Processed Foods Possible?California GMO measure may fail after food industry fights backJust the Plain Facts about SmokingMarijuana May Hurt The Developing Teen BrainA New Spin on Children’s HospitalsSYNTHETIC MARIJUANA IS ANYTHING BUT SAFE (Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
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  • VIDEO: Core Actions of Psychological First Aid

    Editor
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    In the first video of this two-part series (Principles of Psychological First Aid), Richard Hill looked at the five principles that are the basis for all Psychological First Aid: that is, promoting safety, calmness, self-efficacy, connectedness, and hope. In this talk, Richard will be putting you into the field: that is, the explorations will take you through the traumatising journey of a family whose members escape a horrific bushfire with their lives and not much else. As the psychological first aider who engages with them, you will get to see on a very personal level how the eight core…
  • VIDEO: Principles of Psychological First Aid

    Editor
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Psychological First Aid is a means of providing psychosocial support to individuals and families immediately after a disaster, terrorist or traumatic event, or other emergency. It consists of a set of helping actions which are systematically undertaken in order to reduce initial post-trauma distress and to support short- and long-term adaptive functioning. Based on the principle of “do no harm”, it is provided increasingly by members of the general population, although mental health professionals are almost always involved as well. In this video, Richard Hill defines Psychological…
  • VIDEO: Transference and Projection

    Editor
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:16 pm
    The phenomena of transference and projection, although solidly accepted in the analytical and psychodynamic schools of psychology in which they originated, are nevertheless complex and often misunderstood concepts. Yet some claim that projection is the single most important phenomenon in psychotherapy. In this video, Richard Hill helps you understand what transference and projection are, how they develop in a therapeutic relationship, and what forms they tend to take, so that you can recognise them as they occur in your therapy rooms and in your life. Source: www.aipc.net.au/youtube Tweet…
  • VIDEO: Romancing Our Shadow

    Editor
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Shadow, the hidden component of our character which we have consigned to the dark recesses of our psyche, comes out inexplicably and horribly at times, embarrassing us, surprising us, and – if we are attuned to it – offering us the possibility of deeper insights into our true selves. And just as it does this with us – mental health practitioners whose stock-in-trade is self-awareness – you can bet your bottom dollar that so, too, does it affect our clients, who may have only a glimmering of insight into what they are dealing with. In this video, Richard Hill helps you…
  • VIDEO: Supporting People with Chronic Pain

    Editor
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Have you ever had a period in your life when the main thing you recall from it was the relentless pain? What about a period when you were a caregiver for someone with chronic pain? In this video, Richard Hill talks about supporting those who are dealing with chronic pain, whether the person supported is the one with the pain, or the caregiver to the one with the pain. More specifically, Richard defines what chronic pain is and suggests some of its causes; explains the roles of the nervous and immune systems in creating chronic pain; and outlines the treatment options for dealing with it.
 
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  • Who's your Daddy? seeks answers in all the wrong places

    Sue White, Clinical Geneticist, Victorian Clinical Genetics Service at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    How often is a person’s biological father someone other than the man they call dad? Paternity doubts are a source of gossip, on the one hand, and emotional trauma, on the other. But our assumptions about infidelity may be based more on the headlines of salacious magazines than on hard facts. Who’s your Daddy?, a provocatively titled documentary airing on SBS at 8:30pm Sunday April 20, delves into rates of what is variously know as non-paternity, “misattributed paternity” or “disputed fatherhood”. Genetic testing for paternity has transformed such disputes from subjectively pitting…
  • Does the weight of evidence signal the end of homeopathy?

    Ian Kerridge, Associate Professor in Bioethics &amp; Director, Centre for Values and Ethics and the Law in Medicine at University of Sydney
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently completed a review of the evidence for homeopathy’s effectiveness and, after analysing systematic reviews of clinical trials, concluded there was “no reliable evidence for homeopathy and that it cannot demonstrate efficacy.” To judge the efficacy, and hence the value, of homeopathy on the basis of randomised controlled trials misses the point. Such trials are the gold standard for conventional drugs because they test a medication’s effect across a population, eliminating placebo effects and other forms of perception…
  • A fine balance: disability, discrimination and public safety

    Malcolm Parker, Professor &amp; Head of Ethics, Law and Professional Practice at University of Queensland
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    A recent discrimination case has highlighted the difficulty of balancing the rights of disabled medical students with the rights of the community to safe medical and health care. In the BKY v The University of Newcastle, a New South Wales tribunal found the university had discriminated against a medical student by refusing her an extension to complete the five-year medical course beyond the usual maximum of eight years. Under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), it’s unlawful for an educational authority to discriminate against anyone on the basis of disability. The student claimed she…
  • Leave prescribing to doctors and nurse practitioners

    Rhian Parker, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research and Action in Public Health at University of Canberra
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    We started the week with a new proposal by the Grattan Institute to shake up the hospital workforce and allow nurses to take on more roles traditionally performed by doctors. But should registered nurses' roles extend even further, to prescribing medication? As the population ages and has a higher rate of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis, primary care needs will continue to grow. And as a previous Grattan report noted, more than one in four Australians already feel they have to wait too long for an appointment with a general practitioner. But extending…
  • 7 Things You Need To Know About Cancer

    Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health &amp; NCDs at Harvard University
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    In Lima, Peru this week, filming our latest NCDFREE short film on inequalities and progress in cancer care - a collaboration with the UICC (global cancer body) and GlobalRT (a group that aims to increase global access to radiotherapy). Lima, Peru A beautiful country and a nation of wonderful, creative and vibrant people - the film aims to highlight some of the successes and challenges of global cancer care in low and middle-income nations, as well as bring attention to the need for further investment in the prevention and treatment of this group of diseases. The film will be released in the…
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  • Mushroom Pepper Omelet with Sliced Tomatoes

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

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

    Atanu Majumdar
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:02 am
    Curried Red Lentils with Brown Rice and Broccoli served as a main course.  It is yield with 2 serving and cooking preparation time is 55 minutes. The post Curried Red Lentils with Brown Rice and Broccoli appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • Role and Function of Vitamin C For Pregnant Moms

    Atanu Majumdar
    17 Feb 2014 | 7:42 am
    Develop Fetal Brain Adequate maternal dieting requires an ample dose of vitamin C in the pregnant mother’s regular diet. This is for the unborn baby’s brain to be optimally developed. Vitamin C transports essential substances to the brain, making brain cells healthier and prevent defects. Pregnant women are advised to intake at least 80 to The post Role and Function of Vitamin C For Pregnant Moms appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
  • 10 Natural Remedies That Burn Fat

    Atanu Majumdar
    12 Jan 2014 | 6:34 am
    Nowadays obesity has become a major concern in the world. The different kinds of foods that people eat contain high amounts of fats. These fats accumulate in the body and increase body weight. If you want to lose excess body weight or just want to maintain it then you should train yourself to handle sensible The post 10 Natural Remedies That Burn Fat appeared first on Health Advice - Health Blog | Disease and Illness | Weight Loss| skin care | Hair Acne | Aging |Back Pain | Cholesterol | Fitness |.
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  • How to recognize an original Littmann Stethoscope

    Administrator
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:24 am
    Littmann Stethoscope is a choice of most doctors. Available in various types and colors, it is a glory on a Physicians neck. Since the stethoscope is very popular and expensive among the medical professionals, there have been lot of issues on duplicates and high-copy Littmann stethoscopes that have... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Phases of life of a Medical student : its not a Joke

    Dr. Sujit
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    This is a sequence through which every students go or have gone by, I don’t think there is any exception to this. The never ending study often piss off students. Its like a mirage sometimes, closer you move to destination the more far it gets. MBBS then PG then Superspecialization – on... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Reasons why one hates becoming a Doctor

    Administrator
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Think before you dream of becoming a doctor, probably its the most challenging and stressful profession. If you are young, You are DISMISSED as inexperienced.. If old, DOUBTED to be outdated…! If you take a decent fee, they may CONSIDER u as greedy.. If you take less, they may CONFUSE you for... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Over the last couple of years, I have had many readers join me who are Weight Watchers members. Snack Girl and Weight Watchers go together because we both emphasize fruits and vegetables.... continue reading
  • Altering The Krispy Rice Treat: Make It Healthier

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    It is fun to try to make notoriously bad food into something healthier. These are screaming for a makeover.... continue reading
  • Snack Girl To The Rescue! Is Here

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Snack Girl became a published author today and a new dog owner last year.... continue reading
  • Last Day To Get The Free Gifts

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    What are you waiting for? Snack Girl To The Rescue! launches tomorrow and you want to buy a copy. continue reading
  • What To Do When You Get A Health Scare

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Snack Girl hopes that you never have to sit with a doctor and discuss a life threatening health issue.In my book, I talk about how my doctor brought up my weight in a routine check-up and I faced the realization that I needed to do something... continue reading
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  • You're Being Lied to About Weight Loss

    Svein Sjoen
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Here are some of the blatant weight loss lies being thrown at unsuspecting consumers. Well, here it is, late night TV and I'm flipping through the channels trying to find something good to watch. As I'm surfing the tube, I notice a huge amount of weight loss infomercials. And you know what, most of them literally make me sick to my stomach. Not because I despise TV, but because I can't
  • Your Weight Loss Problem: How-To Cure It By Watching Movies

    Svein Sjoen
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Is it possible that you could actually lose weight while watching your favorite shows or reading your favorite books?  YES, it is!  Read this article to find out how... I don’t know anything about you but if you’re anything like me then you struggle with a weight loss problem.  Your weight loss problem consists of you struggling to keep your weight down, or struggling to make your weight go
  • Your Simple Plan for Weight Loss

    Svein Sjoen
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:18 pm
    The math is pretty simple. One pound of fat equals 3500 calories. Want to lose a pound a week? Then you need to consume 3500 calories less per week than you use. That's about 500 calories a day. By cutting out 500 calories a day from your normal daily diet, while keeping your activity level the same, you can lose approximately one pound a week. All right - that doesn't sound like much,
  • Wonder Food For Women!

    Svein Sjoen
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    The humble soybean boasts some extraordinary benefits. This nutritional powerhouse has stayed under wraps for too long. Apart from being the only vegetable protein with all 20 amino acids essential for our health and well being, the humble soybean has many other virtues...including an excellent foundation for fast, safe weight loss program. According to Dr David Heber in "The LA Shape Diet"
  • Why Are We Overweight?

    Svein Sjoen
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Why are we overweight? This question has been asked many times and we all have different answers. The most common is because we eat too much, especially junk food, and exercise less. It is easy to say, I will lose weight and keep it off. Reality is that when we eat more calories than we can use for energy, our bodies store fat. The issue is whether we are seriously committed to change our
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  • Want to Lose Weight? Morning Walk!

    mindtap
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    The researchers say that people who regularly a morning walk has ideal body weight rather than those who came out or walk away after morning time gone. They also believed that sunlight in early morning can help optimize the body clock, which is then will help regulate metabolism. To prove this, the researchers conducted a study with 54 men and women are given the tools on the wrist to monitor how much the participants are exposed to light, hours of sleep, and the intensity of exercise during a week. The results revealed that participants were more exposed to the morning light has ideal body…
  • Want to have a Smart Child? – Tips for Pregnant Women

    mindtap
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Tips for Pregnant Women. Many parents consider the child’s learning process began when he was in school, according to the doctor when a child’s brain growth and development actually started since baby was still in the womb. “If you want to have an optimal smart child, it can not reach instantaneously. Usually these things are taken care when the children entering elementary school, when it should be pursued since confirmed pregnant,” said Dr. Henry. 0-6 years is a critical period (golden moments) for the development of a child’s brain. Even 2 years old children…
  • Here’s the Steps to do Breast Self-Exams

    mindtap
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and the number one cause of death for women. This is due to the majority of patients come too late and the cancer situation has been severed. Therefore early detection through breast self-exams is very important. Here’s the Steps to do Breast Self-Exams: 1 . Stand upright in front of a mirror. Observe if there is a change in the shape and surface of the breast skin or changes in the nipple. 2 . Lift both arms up, bend your elbows and keep your hands behind your head. Push your elbows and look forward to your breasts, pull your…
  • Beware! 5 Things That Cause Fetal Disorders in Pregnancy

    mindtap
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    Five Things That Cause Fetal Disorders in Pregnancy. Having a healthy and intelligent baby is the desire of each partner in the current pregnancy who is awaiting the birth of their baby. Parents and doctor should be aware of a variety conditions during pregnancy, most of them do not realize the environmental conditions and the pregnant woman’s health affects in the health of her fetus. Many internal and external factors of pregnant women can influent in determining fetal growth and development so it will interfere the baby health when he was born. Cigarette smoke Not only the active smoker,…
  • Laptops and Tablets: ‘a Back Injury Time Bomb’ for Children | Tips and Advice

    mindtap
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Beware, children face a back injury time-bomb that could explode anytime. This warning is issued by investigators linked the massive use of the gadget among kids these days. Reported the use of gadgets caused neck and back pain in children. In the UK, at least three of the four elementary school-age children and two of the three middle school-aged children reported suffering from pain in the neck and back each year. These results are certainly inviting questions, whether the use of laptops, tablets, and game consoles disrupt children’s health? This research was initiated by Abertawe Bro…
 
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  • Ease Off The Cigarettes With This Great Stop Smoking Advice

    HealthyGirl
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    TIP! Make your attempts as manageable as possible. Quitting cold turkey may not be successful. Most people who smoke really want to stop but consider it difficult to near impossible to do so and their lack of willpower. The proven advice in this article will get you started on your way to being smoke free. TIP! A support group can help you follow up on your decision to stop smoking. Working with other people who are quitting or who have quit smoking can help you to stay focused on your ultimate goal. Writing it down can change your whole mental outlook. It will help you stay motivated and…
  • Overcoming Back Discomfort – Tips To Help You Feel Better!

    HealthyGirl
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:43 pm
    TIP! Learning to be comfortable after an injury is important since it generally will take a few days to get in to see your doctor. Lying flat on the back with the knees bent is a position that many people suffering from back injuries, such as ruptured discs, find comfortable. A common injury that affects many people is back injuries and back pain. These back injuries can happen in all sorts of ways such as sitting down all day or whether you lift heavy objects. The following advice will help you avoid injuring your back. TIP! Severe or recurring back pain that doesn’t improve with…
  • Tricks On How To Get Healthy Hair

    HealthyGirl
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    There are many things that result in hair loss. Some of its causes are genetics, environmental factors, stress and bad nutrition. The variety of tips found in this article will give you advice to prevent and repair your hair from falling out. Here’s an idea to help with your hair loss.Many people enjoy seeing a well-trimmed haircut, particularly if you’re bald, to be very attractive and appealing. Keep your hair short and short. You may also see that this is a simple method for creating a great look for you. Protein can help you keep your hair loss. Protein is what your hair is…
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  • Headaches Vs. Migraines

    Dr. Malone
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    ​Many people get headaches and migraines confused, but it’s important to know the difference. Although a typical tension headache can certainly make you uncomfortable, the pain of a migraine can be almost unbearable. Even though migraines might make you feel as if you can’t function, some headaches can be even more serious and can be a sign of serious health issues. Dr. Mark Malone, certified in pain management and anesthesiology, says that knowing the difference can help you seek the right treatment and can let you know whether or not a visit to a doctor is in order. Different…
  • The Purple Versatile Herb— Lavender

    Miriam Levin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Lavender is a fragrant flowering herb that originated in northern Africa. It is common to the hilly areas of the southern Mediterranean region. It’s also grown in the western United States, including all over the state of California. This purple herb is a member of the mint family, like its cousins rosemary, sage and thyme. Botanically, lavender is known as Lavandula Angustfolia. This wonderful herb was used habitually in ancient times to create baths that were said to cleanse the body and spirit. It’s no wonder the term lavender comes from the Latin word, “lavare,”…
  • Everything Is Energy!

    Catherine Bowen
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    I love energy healing. Early on in my career of massage and energy healing, I came to the conclusion – “Everything is Energy!” When my massage career was at its peak, I was always fully booked, sometimes months ahead. Every now and then clients would cancel or just not turn up. Eventually it would click and I would realize the “energies” were not right! My friend was great at clearing energies. He would clear them and things would return to normal. However, one particular time he had trouble clearing the problem! I worked in a busy naturopathic clinic located in an old house. My…
  • Do Not Buy “Grass Fed” Beef Without Reading This First…

    BeWellBuzz
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Each time you invest more money to buy healthier beef, there’s a very good chance you could be getting a much lower quality product than what you actually paid for. But thankfully, The Nutrition Nerd, Nick Pineault, has figured it all for you. Here’s exactly what you need to know… LABEL LIE: Discover Why Your Beef May NOT Be Grass Fed At All You probably already know that grass-fed beef has nothing to do with its feedlot-raised, grain-fed cousin that’s sold in supermarkets on the nutritional side. In fact, grass-fed beef contains 2 to 4 times more omega-3 (essential fatty acids),…
  • What 99% Of Energy Drinks Do To Your Body, It’s Not Pretty!

    BeWellBuzz
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:28 pm
    The Monkey’s Paw legend tells of a talisman, in the form of monkey’s hand, that provides the possessor with three wishes. The wishes however come with a viscous price, such as wishing for a lot of money, and it comes in the form of insurance payment after the death of a loved one. The Monkey’s paw was cursed by ancient fakir who wanted to teach the world that those who interfere with fate, do so at a great risk, hence the message of the legend. In a creepy simile of this legend, the new Monkey Paw has appeared on the shelves of the convenient stores in the form of the energy…
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    Health Enclave

  • Payday UK Loans for Unemployed - 100dayloansdirectlenders.co.uk

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    100 day payday loans - cash via phone Today it has become possible for the individual to avail the funds required with blink of their eyelids through the use of technology. Individual when are in need of money they can go for applying the Payday UK Loans for Unemployed which will get the individuals to get the funds just by making a call from their mobiles individual read more
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    20 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    100 day payday loans - cash via phone Today it has become possible for the individual to avail the funds required with blink of their eyelids through the use of technology. Individual when are in need of money they can go for applying the Payday UK Loans for Unemployed which will get the individuals to get the funds just by making a call from their mobiles individual through this can avail the funds in hassle free manner. This will help out the individuals in fulfilling all their needs and desires that come up in their life at the end of the month when they are out of cash in hands.read more
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    19 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    If you must use the services of a loan lender, it would pay off like this, but in time. If your credit utilization and decreases credit is available once again, slowly press down. There is no hurry to apply for multiple cards, or spend the balance only paying down complete. fast loans Take each month one step at a time and build your financial future with a strong foundation. You will not only change your financial outlook, but you will be better money management skills.read more
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    19 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The amount that you got from these short term loans is small but it is very useful to use the money for many purposes. You can use the money for basic financial needs such as electricity bills, home renovation, car repairs and credit card dues, etc. In terms of approval, lenders approved the loans in 24 hours. So you get the money sanctioned in the least possible time.read more
 
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    YourHealthyOptions.com

  • Quick and Easy Pizza Recipes

    Jim Long
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Who has not eaten a pizza? Living in the US, you surely have but did you ever wonder how it is made? Well there are quick and easy recipes that you can make. The only you can do it is by having the right ingredients and equipment. There are 5 basic things that make up [...]
  • Murdering Metabolism: A crime against your body

    Jim Long
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Ok! You can’t actually murder your metabolism. But if you could, it would be a crime. maybe we need to re-think our view of metabolism. Let’s take a few minutes to the interaction of diet, the M word and healthy living.   For example, you are not consistent with dieting like you have been in and out [...]
  • Let Things Happen When You Travel

    Jim Long
    8 Mar 2014 | 7:33 am
    One of the best ways to experience an adventure is to travel: pick a place, pack up your bags and go. But, once on the road, you have to be ready. Any number of things could happen and how you deal with them could spell the difference between a lovely trip and a dreadful one. [...]
  • Healthy Soup Recipes – Quick and Easy!

    Jim Long
    5 Mar 2014 | 10:54 am
    Soup is not something you serve before the main course. It can sometimes be the main course. Here are a few quick and easy soup recipes you can try out. The first is spicy clam soup and to make that, you need to know the ingredients. These include chopped onions, minced parsley, salt and pepper, [...]
  • Best Natural Health Drink – Water!

    Jim Long
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:19 am
    There are a lot of commercial health drinks out there in the market nowadays. They claim that they provide cure for illnesses, even citing studies of their drastic impact on cancer. But amidst these countless choices, we may e forgetting about nature’s most important “cocktail” – water. Some health professionals say that most of [...]
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    LINKS 4 LIFE ALERTS!

  • Junk Science Should Be Regulated!

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

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

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

    Douglas E Castle
    28 Jan 2014 | 8:30 am
    Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is a dangerous drug. It is very damaging to the kidneys and to the liver. Despite this, it is still widely used by hospitals, and is constantly recommended for pain relief. Unlike enterically-coated aspirin, Tylenol carries no advantages for heart health or cardiovascular health in general. It is not as effective as aspirin for pain relief or as an anti-inflammatory agent by any means. And now, acetaminophen has been directly linked to some very serious skin conditions.The FDA's MedWatch has just come out with this report:Acetaminophen: Drug Safety Communication -…
  • Have You Been Mistreated By OptumRX, As Have So Many Othe Victims Of This "Mail Order Pharmacy Supplier"?

    Douglas E Castle
    23 Jan 2014 | 6:30 am
     At the end of this rant, you will be directed to a Quick Survey where you can help us to put a stop to their belittling, foolish and deadly shenanigans. OptumRx is neither a pharmacy nor an insurance company: They are the incompetent stepchild of parent United Healthcare, a publicly traded healthcare insurer which applies pressure to its insured population (folks like us) and their employers to use their own mail order pharmacy provider. Aside from the obvious double-dipping and conflict of interest, customer service at OptumRx (formerly Prescription Solutions) is…
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    Dr Mommy Online | Dr Mommy and Friends | Healthy Living Tips for Busy Families

  • Why Choosing Whole Foods Is Key To Living A Healthier Lifestyle

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    When you hear the term ‘whole foods’ you should think vegetables, fruits, and whole, unprocessed grains, nuts, and legumes. Foods are considered whole when they are not processed in any way, have no added fat, sugars, or salt.  You should however, never confuse ‘whole foods’ with ‘organic foods’ – there is a difference. Whole foods can have pesticides and herbicides – organic foods do not. If you choose to switch over to whole food diet, make sure to buy organic whole foods for a healthier experience.  The whole food experience is enriched when one…
  • Exploration and Curriculum — Some Suggestions for Homeschoolers

    Christiane Marshall
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hi Everyone- With more and more people exploring the idea of home schooling I thought I’d re-share one of our fan favorites from this past July by the talented Ms. Marshall- Please enjoy! — Laura, Managing Editor, Dr. Mommy Online  Originally published July 10, 2013 Teachers complain about the loss of academic skills during the summer, and studies seem to bear this out. A long-standing discussion about year-long school doesn’t exactly appeal to teachers or students though! The Value of Free Exploration I can remember summers as long adventures — mostly spent outside…
  • I Need to Exercise- But How?

    Laura Seeber
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Sometimes finding the right exercise program for you and your needs can be quite difficult.  Let’s face it- there are about a thousand different choices out there that are vying for your exercise time and dollar.  How do you choose the right one for you?  How do you find the most effective way to get the physical activity that you need? There are two main ways to think of exercise- as a group activity or as a solo endeavor.  Both have their merits and flaws, as well as detractors and defenders.  Depending on how you approach your life, finding the right source of physical activity…
  • Tween’s Expensive Tastes Worry Mom

    Susan Eppley
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dear Susan, My tween wants flip flops that cost $50. Fifty dollars for flip flops! I can get ones that look like the expensive ones for just $10. But my tween insists only the brand name ones will do. In reality, our budget can withstand it but I just don’t want to raise a materialistic child. I don’t know where we went wrong as we live relatively simply although we are doing very well financially. How can I help my daughter understand that $50 is hard to come by and that a knock-off brand will do just fine? Mom-on-a-Budget Dear Mom-on-a-Budget, This is a problem, indeed. However,…
  • Mentoring Our Children

    Dr. Daisy Sutherland
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Here is a great quote I wanted to share with you all.  ‘The people who influence us most are not those who buttonhole us and talk to us, but those who live their lives like the stars in heaven and the lilies in the fields, perfectly, simply and unaffectedly.  Those are the lives that mold us.’  Oswald Chambers When we become parents we are not given a manual or handbook on how to raise our children, so we do the best that we can with the resources we have available.  I always apologize to my oldest because I was new at the ‘parenting’ thing and didn’t have…
 
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    Holistic Healing Blog

  • Psychotherapy Focusing Basics To Create Change

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Learn about six focusing basics that you can use to create personal change by becoming aware of your body's felt sense about a problem and letting a felt shift occur.
  • DIY Aromatherapy Facial at Home

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Do your own DIY aromatherapy facial at home with these recipes for a face cleanser, steam, green clay face mask, and moisturizer.
  • Essential Oils for Normal Skin

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Four beneficial essential oils for normal skin are geranium, lavender, rose, and neroli. Aromatherapy skin care recipes for cleanser, toner, and facial masks for normal skin.
  • How Massage for Chronic Pain Helps

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Massage for chronic pain can break the vicious cycle of pain, where pain leads to muscle tension, reduced circulation, and restricted movement, which in turn lead to more pain.
  • Essential Oils for Sensitive Skin

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Use essential oils for sensitive skin that can calm and sooth inflammation. Oils to use in aromatherapy skin care recipes include German chamomile, lavender, and neroli.
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • 5 Helpful Apps for Homesteading

    Joyce
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Time to come in!   ** Disclosure — >> As a Verizon #VZWbuzz Ambassador, I like to try out apps that others mention and like to use. Often they’re social productivity apps. As a novice homesteader, I’m learning that there are apps for that too. Here are a few that I personally have found helpful for homesteading. 1) Homesteading Today: This is a general homesteading app covering everything from livestock to sewing and soap making. I found the forums really informative and helpful. I love that it covers so many areas of homesteading in one app. Homesteading Today…
  • Improve Your Health by Finding Your Purpose

    Joyce
    25 Feb 2014 | 9:52 am
    Purpose = Peace Life often takes us where we never thought we would go. If you were to say to me years ago on Maui that one day I’d be living in Louisiana and then the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, I would have grabbed my windsurfing equipment and guffawed. But here I am in south Mississippi feeling incredibly grateful and happy. Oh there was a ridiculous amounts of complaining discussion and unhappiness soul-searching  along the way. Now when I look back it reminds me of a bumpy car ride to an unknown destination. When you finally arrive, you get out and take it all in, forgetting the…
  • Resurrect Your Resolution: Up by Jawbone Giveaway

    Joyce
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:09 am
                             **Disclosure: I’m a #VZWbuzz team member and compensated** Give Your Goals New Life   *****This giveaway has ended*****  Congratulations to Janice Terrell Ford!!! According to statisticbrain.com 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution but only 8% are successful in achieving their goal. Well that’s not very encouraging. Why even bother right? I mean according to those numbers, your chances of succeeding suck. Screw statistics, I say. So is it really worth it to even try to make New Year’s resolutions? I think resolutions…
  • The Stay Fit Through the Holidays Workout

    Joyce
    17 Dec 2013 | 7:42 am
    Fit Through the Holidays I’m so excited  to share my good friend Brandon Abbott’s expertise with you here on my blog today. I met Brandon while going through a personal training certification class at a local gym and was so impressed with not only his knowledge, but also his genuine caring attitude towards people and helping them. There’s LOTS of personal trainers out there, but Brandon’s heart for helping people really shines through. In fact, just recently I ran into a client of his at a department store who had amazing results working with him. Sonya – at 38…
  • 10 Gluten Free Holiday Dinner Tips (Guest Post) by @GlutenFreeWoman

    Joyce
    27 Nov 2013 | 8:05 am
    So the holidays are here, excitement is building and you’re eagerly preparing dinner parties and…oops, you find out at least one of your guests is allergic to gluten (or another food allergy). Don’t panic. Sure, it’s a bit more work but it’s not rocket science. With a little creativity and common sense, you can easily pull it off. And of course, your diet challenged friend will love you for it. I (Ivy) speak from experience-I’ve been gluten intolerant for over seven years and dealt with holiday dining issues for years; I finally started taking action back in 2012. The following…
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • Q.D.F (Quote Day Friday)

    Denise
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
  • Recycling Disposable Gloves

    Robin
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    On a global scale, recycling is obviously an on-going battle. For the suppliers of product such as disposables, it contributes to the supplier being a socially responsible provider of that product.  Some suppliers of the product have a proprietary formula which enables the product raw materials to be recycled into various other products.  It is also because of that very reason that not all gloves can be recycled. Ask your supplier about recycling possibilities of your gloves and check if they are doing their bit towards developing a solution to eliminate the 1000's of metric tonnes…
  • Q.D.F (Quote Day Friday)

    Denise
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
  • April Special

    Denise
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Last month's special was so well received by you all that we have decided to run with it again for another month.  Medical House will gift you a *FREE box of Sterile Examination grade gloves when you purchase our new iNtouch Sterile Surgical gloves. Each box contains 50 pairs (*limit one per customer). If you haven't received a sample and would be interested in taking a closer look, simply give our team a call today on 0800 633 468 and we will arrange for this to be sent to you. For further details and sizing check out our website NOW.
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    Denise
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
 
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • Groupon laser hair removal

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

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

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

    Kerry
    28 Jan 2014 | 7:24 am
    Ever wondered whether what you eat and drink affects your acne? At Laser Skin Solutions we have been advising our clients for years to watch the intake of various sugars in their diet due to the hormonal fluctuations these can cause. Years ago, the idea that eating a greasy chip could give you spots was pooh-poohed in a big way as nutritionists and doctors alike were quick to dismiss the idea that diet could have such a direct impact on your skin. A review however of 50 years of clinical studies as reported in an article in the Daily Mail indicates that there is a direct link between diet and…
  • How to do a Self-Check for Moles

    Kerry
    14 Jan 2014 | 10:45 am
    January is traditionally a time for getting fit, shedding those pounds and generally making little (or big) changes to improve our health and wellbeing. What better time then, to take a good look at your skin and check your moles? Moles, known medically as ‘melanocytic naevi’, are small skin lesions and can be either coloured (usually brown) or non pigmented (skin coloured). In addition to colour they can also vary in shape and size. Some of our moles are there from birth (congenital) whilst others start to increasingly appear with increasing sun exposure. It’s important not to…
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    Walkingspree

  • 5 common myths about caffeine, busted

    Maddie
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Whether you love yourself a good cup of coffee or love to hate it, you probably have some strong feelings about caffeine. Between religious restrictions and those of us who feel proud to be caffeine-free, what some call the most widely-used drug on the planet can be pretty polarizing. But much of the hubbub stems from some misguidance when it comes to caffeine and it’s deleterious effects. Here, we set the record straight on some common caffeine myths. Myth 1: Caffeine is dehydrating. Yes, caffeine has a mild diuretic effect, but you’re also typically consuming caffeine in the…
  • 10 Totally Free Ways to Burn Calories That Don’t Feel Like Working Out

    Maddie
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    So you don’t exactly have the bank account to swing surfing lessons or a snowboarding trip, but you still want to move more — without feeling chained to the gym. Not to worry — there are loads of ways to burn calories that won’t cost you a penny, especially if you’re willing to rummage through your garage or basement first. Here are a few of our favorite free ways to move more. Let us know in the comments which is your favorite. Note: All calorie counts are approximate and based on a 150-pound person. PLAY TAG It’s like running — in disguise! The…
  • Simple tips to help you beat sugar cravings

    Maddie
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    Cravings. They’re ugly and dispiriting. But they’re also normal if you’re giving up sugar, so it’s important to keep going. Each day we stay off sugar, we’re creating new habits in our cells, our hormones and in our brains. Like a muscle, the more we practice, the more this way of being becomes second nature. But if you do lapse — say you sneak a chocolate out of the communal bowl at work, or pick at a friend’s birthday cake — don’t fret and don’t give up. It’s fine. Just keep your intention on track. Tomorrow is a new day. Often sugar…
  • How to Have a Happier Monday

    Maddie
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Everyone struggles through weekday drudgery to reach their weekend fun. But what if you could reclaim every day of your life? Take a minute to look in the mirror right now. Like what you see? Your answer could depend on the day of the week. According to a new survey by the global media agency PHD, we feel least attractive on Sundays and Mondays. This could be because our moods tend to be at their lowest point then. “People can come to feel that the weekends are their freedom time and the weekdays are their grind time,” explains Lisa Firestone, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and…
  • The best foods to ease anxiety

    Maddie
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Feeling overworked and stressed out? Has your anxiety about an upcoming project or presentation kicked into high gear? If you’re like us and the thought of doing certain things incites a deep-seated feeling of uneasiness, it seems the easiest way to manage this anxiety is to pop a pill and wait 15 minutes. But what if we could nip anxiety in the bud? To create an overall healthy attitude of body and mind, to feel less anxious all the time? Anxiety disorders typically require medication or psychotherapy or both — but that doesn’t mean lifestyle changes are totally out of the…
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    Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

  • Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold

    Health Editor
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high. Researchers pinpointed four genes that could help explain why perceptions of pain differ from person to person. “Our study is quite significant because it provides an objective way to understand pain and why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels,” study author Dr. Tobore Onojjighofia, with Proove Biosciences and a member of the…
  • How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track

    Health Editor
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The New Year’s resolutions many made to get fit have stalled by now. And one expert thinks that’s because many people set their goals too high. “The point isn’t to become a marathoner in one exercise session or return to your high school athletic glory days all at once,” Dr. Jamy Ard, co-director of the Weight Management Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said in a center news release. “The point is to get over the inertia that has taken root in your self-motivation world and remind yourself of why…
  • If Kids Think Someone’s Watching, They’re More Likely to Wash Their Hands

    Health Editor
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    SATURDAY, April 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases, and placing cameras over sinks might boost youngsters’ hand hygiene, new research suggests. The study included students at four public schools in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Video cameras were installed in hand cleaning areas outside the schools’ latrines. Teachers were told about the cameras and informed their students. The Stanford University researchers also had in-person observers take notes about the students’ hand hygiene habits. The video surveillance…
  • Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

    Health Editor
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    SATURDAY, April 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While doing their spring cleaning, families will use a wide range of products that can cause accidental poisonings, an expert says. But taking appropriate precautions will reduce the risk of danger, said Earl Siegel, managing director of the drug and poison information center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio. “It is vital that people arm themselves with basic information on poison prevention in the home, such as keeping chemicals out of the reach of children and carefully reading the labels and dosages on…
  • Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

    Health Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being outgoing makes you happier no matter where you live, a new international study says. Researchers looked at mood and behavior among college students in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines and Venezuela. Overall, those who felt or acted more extroverted in daily situations were happier. The investigators also found that the students’ behavior was more upbeat when they felt free to be themselves, according to the study in the Journal of Research in Personality. “We are not the first to show that being more extroverted…
 
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    The Global Genes Project» Blog

  • NIH Stem-Cell Program Closes

    Ilana Jacqueline
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    By Sara Reardon and Nature magazine Stem-cell researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have been left frustrated and confused following the demise of the agency’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (CRM). The intramural program’s director, stem-cell biologist Mahendra Rao, left the NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland, on 28 March, […]
  • Pharmac Seeks Feedback on New Rare Disease Fund

    GGP Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Pharmac is seeking public feedback on a new funding approach specifically geared for high-cost medicines for rare disorders. The use of a contestable fund, worth an estimated $5 million a year, will be tested this year, Pharmac chief executive Steffan Crausaz says. Suppliers will compete […]
  • Boston Marathon: Genzyme Runners Supporting ‘Rare’ Cause

    GGP Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    By Anamika Roy Daily News Staff A team of Genzyme employees is running for a “rare” cause on Marathon Monday. In partnership with the National Organization for Rare Disorders, 30 runners make up a team called Running for Rare Diseases (NORD) are raising awareness and […]
  • May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month! Learn How You Can Support the Cause.

    Guest Blogger
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Organization: Williams Syndrome Association Submitted by: Mike McFall Thousands of children and adults are expected to join the Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) during the month of May to raise awareness for Williams Syndrome (WS), a genetic disorder that remains virtually unknown to the general public, […]
  • Mom of Son with Lowe Syndrome Leaves Job at NASA to Help Educate Others

    GGP Team
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Why does he have glasses so young?  Why is he small for his age?  What is Lowe Syndrome?  These are just some of the questions I get asked often in regards to my son, Noah, who was born with this rare, genetic condition in July, […]
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    MedFriendly Medical Blog

  • Weight Loss: 10 Recent Scientific Findings

    MedFriendly
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Below is a summary of 10 of the most recent scientific findings on weight loss. The numbered references at the end correspond to the numbered sections below. Links to free versions of the full articles are provided when available if you are interested in reading more. FEATURED BOOK: The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution1. Barriers and Help for Women: The two main barriers of weight loss include a) struggling with self such as poor self-control, insecurity, health problems, and difficulties changing food habits and b) problems implementing a diet. Self-determination (which was associated…
  • Mothers Who Kill: 10 Scientific Facts about Infanticide

    MedFriendly
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:36 pm
    On April 13, 2014, Megan Huntsman from Utah was arrested after admitting to killing 6 newborns, placing them in plastic bags, and storing them in boxes inside her garage.  This occurred over a 10-year period from 1996 to 2006. Her estranged husband made the discovery the day prior to her arrest after cleaning out the garage and noticing a strange package with a strong and foul odor. Police then discovered other dead infants that were allegedly strangled or suffocated. One infant, a seventh, was reportedly a stillborn.FEATURED BOOK: Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on…
  • Advances in Medical Testing that Just Might Save Your Life

    MedFriendly
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Here's a shocking fact. One of the most important elements of a doctor's lifesaving decision making process has absolutely nothing to do with medicine. It has to do with logistics. Medical testing takes on many forms.Blood tests are what immediately spring to mind for most of us. You go to your doctor because you are having symptoms of a high fever and chills. The doctor suspects some type of infection. She orders a blood culture that will detect bacterial and fungal germs in the blood. What happens next is not medicine, but logistics. The samples she ordered has to be sent off to a lab for…
  • Pictures of 10 Deadly Viruses, Bacteria, & Parasites

    MedFriendly
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:10 am
    Many people have heard of the deadly viruses, bacteria, and parasites shown below, but have you ever seen what they look like? Below is a collection of images depicting the microbial monsters. Which one do you think looks the most frightening?FEATURED: Viruses, Plagues, and History: Past, Present and Future10. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS): SARS is a potentially deadly and highly contagious viral syndrome. It led to an outbreak in China that killed nearly 1000 people. The virus causing SARS (known as the SARS coronavirus) is pictured.9. Typhoid fever: Typhoid fever is a…
  • Adolescent Mass Murderers: 10 Warning Signs

    MedFriendly
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    On 4/8/14, 16-year-old Alex Hribal is alleged to have stabbed 21 people in school with kitchen knives in Murrysville Pennsylvania. As of now, not much is known about Hribal’s past except that he has been described as a loner by some peers (although his attorney denies this).As it turns out, however, this is the main characteristic of adolescent mass murderers. Peers who have been interviewed to date have said they are unaware of Hribal being bullied. Law enforcement officials have said that his social media presence was minimal and that he does not appear to have owned a cell phone.FEATURED…
 
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  • Realize Yourself Podcast #16: Transforming Stress

    crystal schwanke
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    In today’s podcast, Kim and Tony talk about what causes stress, how to identify your stress triggers, how to handle it, and even how to transform those negative feelings into something positive. Stress uses up physical and mental energy and leaves you exhausted, so learning how to manage and recover from it is imperative for your health and happiness. CLICK HERE to listen or download the podcast now.  Here notes from the show: Potential Causes of Stress Time management is a big issue when it comes to stress, whether it’s self-imposed due to procrastination or you’re just in a demanding…
  • 6 Secret “Beauty Foods” From My Recent Travels

    Kimberly Snyder
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Hi Guys! If you’ve been following my recent posts, then you know I’ve been traveling for the past few weeks. Throughout this post, I cover foods that I rediscovered while in Korea, and just want to say that my deepest condolences go out to those who suffered the Ferry tragedy. It’s truly heartbreaking, and I feel it even more now that I’ve spent time with so many people in this beautiful country. Everyone I’ve met is so warm, respectful, and the culture is full of ancient traditions and is very rich. Let’s please keep all the victims and their families in our…
  • New Video – Another Chapter In My Journey Through Seoul, Korea!

    Kimberly Snyder
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
    I’ll keep today’s post short and sweet, because it’s really all about the video I created for you over my last couple days in Seoul, South Korea. In it, you can see more of the yummy foods I tried, the many amazing lessons learned, the beauty of their city (especially the art and temples!) and so much more. It’s very inspiring and I feel so grateful to be sharing this journey with you. Use the link below to view it: CLICK HERE to watch this video now on YouTube. The post New Video – Another Chapter In My Journey Through Seoul, Korea! appeared first on…
  • Food & Other Adventures in South Korea! Part 2 (Awesome pics!)

    Kimberly Snyder
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Hey Guys! I’m still here in Seoul, South Korea, and it’s been a real blessing to have these weeks to really integrate into the culture and get a really great sense of life here. I want to take you on another quick trip with me over here to this super special East Asian peninsula…between China and Japan. Get ready for a fascinating journey! Let’s get going… So…I don’t really know how to explain what is going on here. J But all I can say is that whenever I look at this picture I crack up, and I hope you do too! We saw this random photo shoot of sorts going on in a field, and I…
  • New Recipe: Korean Stew (what I’ve been eating over here!)

    Kimberly Snyder
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Hey Guys! Doenjang-jjigae (pronounced sort of- stressing sort of!- like “dwee-ong zang zee gay”) is a stew I’ve been eating nearly every day here in Korea. It’s been a saving grace for me, as I can get it nearly anywhere. However, even when there is no actual meat or seafood in it, it’s often made with anchovy paste. I have my little paper translations of Korean phrases, where I specify I don’t want any type of fish or seafood broth. In those cases, I have to find someone willing to make it from scratch without the anchovies. Admittedly, this does not always happen. If I can’t…
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    Well Being Tips

  • Are Super foods as Beneficial as They Sound?

    paisleyhansen
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    Are Super foods as Beneficial as They Sound?    It takes a lot of effort to eat a healthy diet these days, especially with all the fast food restaurants, salty snacks, and sugary treats out there. No matter how good they sound, shortcuts to nutrient-filled meals often lead to dead ends. But what about super foods? The idea certainly sounds enticing—a type of […]
  • Beans Are Good for Your Heart! 3 Healthy Ways to Incorporate Beans into Cooking

    Rob S.
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Beans Are Good for Your Heart! 3 Healthy Ways to Incorporate Beans into Cooking High cholesterol is viewed as one of the more serious health problems people have today. However, it is a component that can be elevated or lowered through the food that is consumed each day. But what can be done to lower cholesterol? Well, it’s time to learn how to cook!   Cooking can help people […]
  • Feeding Berries to Your Children Now Can Improve Their Future

    Kenmyers
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Feeding Berries to Your Children Now Can Improve Their Future As a parent, it is your goal to make sure your children are as healthy as possible while they’re growing. Unfortunately, many parents have chosen to allow the children to become obese through learned eating habits of the family. Although the number of obese children in the United States has begun to decline, there is […]
  • 5 Natural Remedies to Whiten Your Teeth

    LizzieWeakley
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    5 Natural Remedies to Whiten Your Teeth Everyone wants to have a whiter, brighter smile to feel more attractive, boost self-confidence, or to perhaps impress that special someone. Some people may struggle with stains left behind by certain foods and beverages. There are several natural approaches that can be done at home to achieve the goal of whiter teeth. Baking Soda and […]
  • Four Household Pests That Cause Health Problems

    Wellbeing
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Four Household Pests That Cause Health Problems Even the best housekeeper in the world can find themselves infested with household pests. Trash piled up outside the home, a messy neighbor or even you, your children and your pets can unwittingly carry pests inside your home. Many of these pests can cause health problems, so the situation should be taken care of right […]
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • 5-Minute Health Tip: A 5-Minute Foot Massage to De-Stress and Enliven

    Danica Collins
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Five minutes is all it takes to re-energize and de-stress! Your body is made up of a network of connective tissue that runs all the way up the back of [...] Further Related Reading:5-Minute... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Is Oxybenzone Bad for You?

    Danica Collins
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    This is a FACT. In the name of safe sun exposure, we slather on broad spectrum SPF lotions to block UVA and UVB rays from burning our skin and increasing [...] Further Related Reading:Sunscreen... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • The Black Pepper Health Remedy

    Danica Collins
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Did You Know…that black pepper can significantly reduce arthritis pain, improve digestion, and protect against colon cancer? You may not think of salt’s humble companion—black pepper—as a... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Green Tea Boosts Working Memory

    Danica Collins
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    We’ve got one more reason for you to drink green tea (as if you needed another!). Yes, it still helps protect against heart disease and stroke. Yes, it still helps [...] Further Related... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Alginate: An All-star Weight Loss Aid

    Danica Collins
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Did You Know…that a compound found in sea kelp blocks fat absorption better than anti-obesity drugs? Who knew crunching on kelp—a brown seaweed popular in Asian cuisine—could be the... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
 
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    aboutGastro

  • Yogurt for Digestion and its Many Health Benefits

    27 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you have not been to your local department store within the last year or so, you may not have noticed that the yogurt section has begun to dominate the dairy aisle. This is no surprise however, as yogurt has so many fantastic health benefits. Here are a few health reasons to reach for the ...
  • Diet Plans: OMG Diet

    10 Feb 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The diet is a six week program, in fact the full name is the Six Weeks to OMG diet, and it claims to help you look skinnier than your friends in only six weeks. The diet book is written by Venice Fulton and seems to target a younger female audience which is obvious from the ...
  • 5 Foods that Help Fight Cancer

    30 Jan 2014 | 4:30 am
    We all know by now that cancerous growths are rapidly becoming the single most common way to die. Cancer has become a prevalent theme in America, despite repeated advances in medical technology to combat it. However, these advances have borne some very interesting fruit. Doctors and scientists have identified certain foods that can help you ...
  • Diet Plans: Eat Clean Diet

    31 Dec 2013 | 6:00 am
    The Eat Clean Diet is proposed by Tosca Reno in her book titled the same. She illustrates how she changed her lifestyle and lost substantial weight by eating this way. Eating clean strives to remove many of the nutritionally useless foods and drinks from your diet and replace them with things that will continue to ...
  • Diet Plans: Clean Gut Diet

    30 Dec 2013 | 5:28 am
    This diet, pioneered by the appropriately named Dr. Junger, focuses on the root causes of many diseases and ailments that affect the average American. This diet asserts that a clean gut is the first step in a healthy and happy lifestyle, and offers some help to keep your gut clean. It is based on the ...
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Canestan: Feel Good from the Inside Out

    Ammy
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Every woman’s nightmare: the agonizing itch down there. Fungal infections like thrush are not simply irritating and ugly looking; they can spread uncontrollably, if left untreated. Vaginal thrush, jock itch, and nappy rash are a few of the nasty conditions caused by Candida, a yeast fungus. Canestan or its generic version Clotrimazole is one of the most common anti- fungal treatments available. The generic Clotrimazole for vaginal thrush, much cheaper than the branded prescription drug, is available at www.internationaldrugmart.com. Fungal infections thrive in warm, moist places, with…
  • Makeover: The All New Interactive Voice Response System

    Ammy
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:14 am
    International Drug Mart is always looking at ways to streamline our process in order to make shopping for your prescription & OTC drugs much easier. Our latest make- over is the Interactive Voice Response service that guides you effortlessly whether you’re a new customer, when you need to know more about your order status or when you’re refilling your prescription through our IVR system. When you buy generic drugs from us, we ensure that the drugs are genuine and adhere to the FDA’s regulatory guidelines. We make sure that you’re provided the most effective medicines at a…
  • International Drug Mart Celebrates Womanhood

    Ammy
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:04 am
    Get fabulous Offers on International Women’s Day! International Drug Mart recognizes that women inspire change among their families, within their communities and across the world. To acknowledge that fact, www.internationaldrugmart.com is introducing an exclusive 5% OFF on specific products available on our online drugstore from March 5th through 11th. Buying generic versions of branded prescription drugs enables you to save money for other important things in your life. Whether you need a simple aspirin for your menstrual cramps, a birth control pill or something for a chronic condition,…
  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day with IDM

    Ammy
    10 Feb 2014 | 5:33 am
    Love is in the air & you’re racking up quite a bill planning for the perfect evening out with your date or Significant Other. For even longer sexual enjoyment and for some men who reach the peak of enjoyment too quickly we now offer Sexual Enhancement products which include the special formulation that delays the early onset of orgasm, usually but about 15 to 30 minutes. To help you score on Valentine’s Day weekend, we’re giving up to 50% free pills on Sexual Enhancement drugs like Sildenafil Citrate & Vardenafil. Keep the magic flowing all week and more when you order more…
  • Treating Peptic Ulcers in Elderly Patients

    Ammy
    13 Jan 2014 | 1:26 am
    Though Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) has been on the decline in the general population, older people especially over the age of 65 are prone to suffer from this painful condition. Peptic ulcers are painful sores that occur inside the lining of your esophagus, stomach, & in the upper portion of your small intestine. Peptic Ulcer Disease is effectively treated by proton- pump inhibitors, including Esomeprazole. Sold as Nexium, the generic version, Esomeprazole is bio- equivalent & much cheaper, which drastically brings down medical bills. It’s been found that older people with serious…
 
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    DC Strength

  • How to Breathe to Build Muscle

    DC
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    There are so many things to think about when training, that the simplest things can be forgotten about. But like most things on my blog, I’ve learned that it’s doing the simple things correctly that provide the best results. Take breathing for example. You breathe a hundred million times a day (that might be a […] The post How to Breathe to Build Muscle appeared first on DC Strength.
  • Advanced Exercises for Shoulder Health

    DC
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    I hope you checked out my post last week about my top 5 band pull-apart variations… If you missed it, you can check it out HERE. Those band pull-apart exercises work for 90% of our athletes and clients in terms of keeping their shoulders healthy, getting them warmed up, getting the shoulders activated, and improving […] The post Advanced Exercises for Shoulder Health appeared first on DC Strength.
  • 3 Things Wrestlemania XXX Taught Me

    DC
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    I know, normally Tuesday is reserved for my training log from last week and short video, but with the streak ending (21-1 WHAT?!?!?!), and the Ultimate Warrior’s passing, let’s just say last weeks workouts were a total bust. OK those weren’t really the reasons, I was actually pretty sick, my adrenals were smoked, and I […] The post 3 Things Wrestlemania XXX Taught Me appeared first on DC Strength.
  • My Recommended Daily Supplement Protocol

    DC
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    If you are looking to spend hundreds of dollars each month on supplements and like the flashiest labels, coolest names, and promises of getting the most jacked, then this post isn’t for you. I used to be a supplement junky and have probably spent more on supplements in my life than I have on vehicles. […] The post My Recommended Daily Supplement Protocol appeared first on DC Strength.
  • 5 Best Band Pull-Apart Variations

    DC
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    If you have busted up shoulders you can’t train hard. That is a fact. Unfortunately there are so many different shoulder prehab, mobility, scapular activation exercises and routines out there that you can find yourself spending more time trying to prepare to workout than actually working out. Check out the video below where I give […] The post 5 Best Band Pull-Apart Variations appeared first on DC Strength.
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    Cube Dweller Fitness

  • 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…
  • Interval Training on Your Thumb

    Troy Pesola
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Interval Training on Your Thumb What if you could have everything you need for interval training on your thumb? Sounds too good to be true. But not with the Set Starter. I’ve you’ve been with me for a while you might remember when I first reviewed the Set Starter wearable interval timer nearly two years ago. Eric DeRosa is the founder and inventor of the device and I had an opportunity to interview him. We talked about his progress and how Set Starter has gone from Garage Dream into an International Business Eric’s story continues to grow and build momentum. He started the…
  • It Is Official – The Comments are Gone

    Troy Pesola
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:18 pm
    While I do love interacting with my readers I’ve made an official decision and The Comments Are GONE. You would not believe the amount of spam that comes in as comments. Sure there are numerous tools to help sift, sort, and automatically remove spammers. But some still make their way through. I can stay on this marry go round no longer – No more. But that doesn’t mean I no longer want to hear from you my dear readers. Here are some options to interact: Subscribe and reply via email. Yes I read them. Contact us using the form. Join the Cube Dweller Fitness Facebook Page So do…
  • Troy Barbell Kettlebell Review – World’s First Kettlebell POV

    Troy Pesola
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    We had to do it, we had to do a kettlebell review with the world’s first kettlebell POV video. Perfect Combo It was the perfect combo: a kettlebell from Troy Barbell Company, a GoPro Hero3+ Black, and myself. Oh it was fun. The guys over at Troy Barbell have been incredible in two ways: generous for giving me a kettlebell to review and patient for waiting for the review to be finished. Let’s just say I’m glad 2013 is over and gone. It is a new year, so bring it on. What we found is that the kettlebell from Troy Barbell … lives up the name TROY. But we had to have some…
  • Death In A Bottle – Testosterone Therapy Kills

    Troy Pesola
    11 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Testosterone Therapy Kills by increasing risk of heart attack by 200-300 percent in the first 90 days. That quick decision to take a trip down Testosterone Lane … could be fatal. Filling a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy was associated with a greater risk for having a nonfatal myocardial infarction in the next 3 months. For some men that increased risk more than doubled compared to the year prior to filling the prescription. Given the rapidly increasing use of testosteronee therapy, the current results, along with other recent findings, emphasize the urgency of the…
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Your Disaster Fashion Guide: The Outfit That Fights Diseases

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Back when I was growing up, I don’t think the phrase “universal precautions” was in a health care worker’s vocabulary. Now, we’re well-versed in such “precautions”—techniques that help prevent spreading diseases. But back then, people were more lax. We lived more like you might live at home with your family today—which is not like you’d want to live during a disaster. Back then, sure, people with highly contagious diseases were isolated, but few health care workers were afraid of getting a little blood on them from someone with no obvious…
  • Unprecedented Ebola Outbreak. Could It Spread Here?

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    A field technician demonstrates protective gear in Zaire during the first Ebola outbreak in 1976. This is the third post in my “Long-Term Disaster Diseases” series. See the rest here. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH A new outbreak of Ebola is going on in Africa, and Doctors Without Borders is calling it “an epidemic of a magnitude never seen before”—not because of the number of cases or deaths. There have been more in previous outbreaks. It’s because of how the disease is spreading. In the past, Ebola has always stayed confined to a small region. This time the same strain of the virus…
  • New! The Survival Doctor Store—All the Supplies I Recommend in One Place

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Many people have asked where to find all the medical supplies I’ve mentioned in my posts. Well, you find them all over the place—some in pharmacies, others in outdoors stores, some in health-food stores, and still more in survival outlets. Compiling an emergency medical kit can call for quite the time—and gas—commitment. So I set out to make life easier. I searched Amazon, eBay, and other sites and developed my new online “store and more”—a one-stop shop plus supplies guide. In it, you don’t just get what to buy but why. I even share my personal…
  • Why You Need to Start Allergy Treatment Early

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Sneezing You have to admit, the commercials are convincing: Your allergies are keeping you inside, virtually blocked from the outdoors. Otherwise you’re sneezing, have watery eyes, just miserable. You take a pill, and whammo, you can do what you wish. Want to roll in the grass, sniff a little ragweed? No worries. Pet a cat even if they usually make you break out in hives? No problem. Whatever you were allergic to before, you’re not anymore, as long as you take the pill. But do these allergy medicines actually work? If so, how well? And what about home remedies…
  • Eye Injuries, Part 2: Punctures, Frostbite, and Chemicals

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Last post, I wrote about the most common eye injuries I see: having something in the eye, a scratched cornea, or both. With these injuries, sometimes you may just start feeling discomfort, never even knowing what happened. But in the injuries I talk about in this post, you’ll know. With them, diagnosis is not the problem. But knowing how to treat them could mean the difference between having permanent damage and healing completely. Puncture Wounds, Blast Injuries, Blunt Trauma, and Cuts Any eye injury that involves anything other than the outer corneal layer (the…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 280: Post viral

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVmeisters answer listener email about the NEIDL, negative results, patenting MERS-coronavirus, human papillomavirus transmission, canine distemper virus, and much, much more. Links for this episode Poxvirus viability in historical relics (EID) TWiM 74: It came from the Siberian permafrost How to read a scientific paper Image credit: Not only quilts Letters read on TWiV 280 Weekly Science Picks Alan - Heartbleed explanationVincent - Agriculture…
  • TWiV 279: The missing LNC

    6 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Alan, and Kathy reveal how a retrovirus in the human genome keeps embryonic stem cells in a pluripotent state, from where they can differentiate into all cells of the body. Links for this episode Retrovirus needed for stem cell identity (Nat Struc Mol Biol) HERV-H is a marker for pluripotency (Retrovirology) Letters read on TWiV 279 Weekly Science Picks Alan - HeathkitVincent - How to think about autism risk and Autism prevalenceKathy - Distortions…
  • TWiV 278: Flushing HIV down the zinc

    30 Mar 2014 | 5:39 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy discuss disruption of the ccr5 gene in lymphocytes of patients infected with HIV-1. Links for this episode Gene editing of ccr5 in AIDS patients (NEJM) HIV gets the zinc finger (TWiV 144) Genome engineering with zinc finger nucleases (Genetics) Photo credit: Watty's Wall Stuff Mice lie, monkeys exaggerate t-shirt design (thanks, Christophe) Letters read on TWiV 278 Weekly Science Picks Alan…
  • TWiV 277: My podcast Vinny

    23 Mar 2014 | 5:57 am
    Hosts: Glenn Rall, Ann Skalka, and Vincent Racaniello Glenn and Ann meet up with Vincent to talk about his career in science and science communication. Video of this episode - view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
  • TWiV 276: Ramblers go viral

    16 Mar 2014 | 5:49 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Susan Baker and Thomas Gallagher Vincent meets up with Susan Baker and Tom Gallagher at Loyola University to talk about their work on coronaviruses. Links for this episode Papain-like viral proteases (Virus Res) MERS-CoV papain-like protease (Virology) Mouse model for MERS-CoV (PNAS) Receptor and MERS-CoV infection (J Virol) Letters read on TWiV 276 Video of this episode - view at YouTube Weekly Science Picks Vincent - First demonstration of Macintosh, 1984 Listener Pick of the Week Lance…
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    Health On A Budget

  • Five Foods that Help Fight Springtime Allergies

    Health on a Budget
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:07 pm
    by Patricia Dean-Escoto When it comes to keeping the sniffles and runny nose of spring allergies at bay, maintaining a healthy diet can be just as effective as your over-the-counter medications.  Our immune system is our first line of defense against potential invaders and is designed to help us ward off any threats that may compromise our health. Allergies cause inflammation of the tissues lining the nose and throat, so eating foods that are high in antioxidants and those that fight inflammation can provide us with a great amount of relief. Nuts Nuts are one good choice. Not only are they…
  • Natural Remedies for Occasional Depression

    Health on a Budget
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    by Aleta Idol Most people experience occasional shifts in mood, and it’s not uncommon to fall into bouts of depression for no clear reason. Symptoms include sleeping more than usual, feeling sad, bored or listless, or experiencing a feeling of disconnectedness from your body. Additional feelings of hopelessness, despair or exhaustion can occur as well. If you’ve found yourself falling into a funk, several things could be responsible, from chemical imbalances in your brain to vitamin deficiencies, air ionization and EMF radiation. Fortunately, there are a few natural remedies for…
  • What Are Highest Risks to Your Health

    Dr. Gary Gibson
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    by Dr. Gary Gibson Most people would agree, that preventing health loss is better than needing a cure, and is far, far cheaper. It’s surprising then that many people are ignorant of the medical conditions and the causes behind them that are currently killing and crippling the nations of the world. Whilst I say it is surprising, it is also understandable. The normal human reaction when facing thoughts that are uncomfortable and disturbing is to ignore those thoughts and trivialize them. I remember reading a book called “Cognitive Illusions” a number of years ago. It was a dry and dusty…
  • How to Relieve Joint Pain With Do-it-yourself Treatments

    Health on a Budget
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    by Anna Johnson Not everyone has an endless supply of cash to fork out on expensive treatments for pain that don’t necessarily work. The costs of mainstream medications such as cortisone, anti-inflammatories and pain-killers add up quickly, and come with long lists of potential side effects. Instead you can use free, cheap and natural alternatives to sustainably reduce pain and encourage healing in the long term. Here are some great treatment options you can access easily around the house to get comfortable and set you on the road to recovery. Ice / Heat Ice and heat are some of the oldest,…
  • Make Your Own Awesome Cleaning Products and Save Big

    Emily Hall
    16 Mar 2014 | 10:05 am
    With a little extra effort you can concoct your own cleaning agents for the home. Some cleaning products are worth it and others may not be. If you can find a few that work for you, it’s a great way to avoid unknown chemicals coming in contact with your skin and in your mouth. It can also be much less expensive for your yearly budget! Here are three highly recommended DIY recipes for cleaning products. 1. All Purpose Cleaner 1/2 tsp washing soda 1 tsp borax 1 tsp liquid castille soap Add your preferred essential oils such as this recommended combination: 4 drops lemon, 4 drops lavender…
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    Think like a P.T.

  • Why You Should Get Physical Therapy For Your Back Pain

    Liz Navarrete
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I recently treated a patient with leg pain that radiates from his back. It goes into his thighs and even down below his knees. This pain began 3-4 months ago, and he is unsure how it started. Before his session, I knew his walking had been problematic because when he stood up in the lobby, he significantly stooped over and could barely get his balance. He was using furniture and walls to hold onto. So my initial goal was to find an exercise that would immediately improve his ability to stand up and walk. I treated him for 10 minutes with one or two exercises lying on the mat. Then…
  • Changing Crib Sheets Without Pain

    Liz Navarrete
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    There are a few baby-related tasks that can be near-impossible without straining your back, so here is what I do for changing crib sheets.Photo: National Media Museum1. Buy at least 3-4 crib sheets and 3-4 waterproof pads. I promise that the price of these is far less than a back injury.2. Take the mattress out of the crib to change the sheets.3. Layer your waterproof pads and crib sheets over each other so that when the top layer gets wet, you simply remove it and your clean, dry one is already there.4. As soon as possible, remove the bumper pads. For safety reasons, they are not even…
  • Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad: A Healthy Review

    Liz Navarrete
    14 Mar 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Photo: www.chick-fil-a.comThe Cobb Salad at Chick-Fil-A is a delicious and healthy alternative to your usual fast food meal. I have enjoyed it so much that my husband now eats it as well. The cobb salad is made with Romaine and greens, not iceberg lettuce. It's additional veggies are cherry tomatoes, corn, cabbage, and carrots, which are a nice variety. The extra yummy toppings are cheese, bacon, and fried bell peppers. Another healthy addition is hard boiled eggs. And it comes with crispy chicken unless you prefer grilled. With this alone, I love it even without salad dressing. But if you…
  • Unexplained Arm and Leg Symptoms

    Liz Navarrete
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This post is about Central Cord Syndrome; please see the article from my last post for reference.There is one diagnosis that is often not discovered until it is too late. It is called central cord syndrome or central cord compression. Your spinal cord is being compressed within a part of the neck, so you experience not only neck/arm symptoms but other symptoms in the lower body as well.Neck PainUsual neck problems can cause neck pain and/or refer pain to the shoulder or down the arm. If this is your only symptom, you likely do not have anything compressing your spinal cord in the neck. You…
  • Central Cord Syndrome: Arm/Leg Pain Coming From Neck

    Liz Navarrete
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The following article is from NIH, and it summarizes a serious condition that can go undiagnosed for several months-years. So if you experience any or all of these symptoms, get medical attention immediately! I have seen this many times, and when symptoms are ignored for too long, they can become permanent.What is Central Cord Syndrome?Central cord syndrome is the most common form of incomplete spinal cord injury characterized by impairment in the arms and hands and to a lesser extent in the legs. The brain's ability to send and receive signals to and from parts of the body below the site of…
 
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  • Esophageal Stricture Symptoms: Its Causes And Natural Remedies

    PUP
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    A stricture is narrowing of a hollow tube through which essential substance passes. Esophageal stricture is a condition where the esophagus becomes narrow.  Many of us do not know what esophagus is, it is the hollow food pipe between the …
  • Hives On Face Natural Remedies: What Are Its Causes & Symptoms?

    PUP
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    Hives which is also known as urticaria is a transient skin ailment having elevated bumps with well defined red and swollen margin. Hives can develop anywhere on the skin surface including face and neck. When present on face they are …
  • Home Remedies For Back Numbness? Causes Of Numbness And Tingling

    PUP
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Numbness is an anesthetic effect which dulls the sensation caused by any stimulus. Tingling numbness in back is experienced by many persons. The reason can be as simple as sitting for a prolonged period in one place to a serious …
  • Natural Remedies To Revive Dead Taste Buds: What Are Its Causes?

    PUP
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Taste is one of the most important among five senses without which we are not able to enjoy and relish the food that we eat. The taste buds on tongue and in the oral cavity enable us to select and …
  • Causes Of Mucus In Urine: How To Get Rid Of It Naturally?

    PUP
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Mucus is a thick viscous material which is released from mucus membrane, the thin lining which coats the inner wall of urinary system. Mucus membrane is also present in intestines, lungs, nasal passage etc. The primary function of mucus membrane …
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  • Even More Powerhouse Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

    Good Living Doc
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    This is the third installment of our series on powerhouse foods. The others can be found at the following links. 6 Powerhouse Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating 8 More Powerhouse Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating We’ve listed 14 powerhouse foods already, so this article features numbers 15 – 22. You might be thinking, […]
  • How To Identify GMOs In Your Food

    Good Living Doc
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” include any plant or animal that has been genetically altered by the DNA from another plant, animal, bacteria, or virus through man-made engineering, which produces an organism that does not occur in nature outside of human influence. For example, by injecting insect DNA into a plant, that plant can be “genetically modified” […]
  • Are Calcium Supplements Really Harmful | Best Bone Density Tips

    Good Living Doc
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Ever since osteoporosis became a “standard American disease,” the medical world has been throwing calcium supplements at our declining bone density like pies in a Three Stooges episode…just hurl them as hard as you can and hope you hit something. Unfortunately, our bones aren’t any stronger for it, and there is scientific evidence that some […]</