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  • IBS: The Truth About 9 Common Myths

    WebMD Health
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:03 pm
    WebMD debunks popular myths about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Well: Eating Spicy Food Linked to a Longer Life

    NYT > Health
    NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Data from 485,000 people in China found that rates of ischemic heart disease, respiratory disease and cancer were all lower in hot-food eaters.
  • Take One Walk before Meals: Should Doctors Prescribe Exercise like Medicine?

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    CalorieLab
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) John Duperly/Flickr Exercise has gotten a bad rap lately due to reports that it is inefficient as a means of weight reduction. But regular visitors to CalorieLab are familiar with the other health benefits of regular exercise, including: Lowered risk of heart disease or stroke Protection against early onset dementia Healthier bones and lungs and muscles Reduced rate of death from any cause And even in the matter of weight, while exercise is impractical as a primary means of losing fat, it is invaluable as a means of maintaining a healthy weight that’s been achieved by…
  • What Spirit Animals Can Teach You About Food and Health

    Summer Tomato
    Darya Rose
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    by Austen Caldwell And now for something completely different…. I haven’t told many people this, but the octopus is my spirit animal. I know that scientists aren’t supposed to have spirit animals, and if I told you how I got mine you probably wouldn’t believe me. Regardless, the symbol of the octopus has been undeniably helpful for me in untangling the events of my life that have challenged me to the core and shaped who I am (I call these transformative gifts). Maybe it is because he has so many arms. The reason I’m telling you my octopus secret now is that a…
  • When You'd Rather Watch the Producer Than the Reality Show

    The New Republic
    Silpa Kovvali
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The single worst thing a television character can be is bad at his job. We will forgive any number of failings from the fictional men and women we welcome into our homes each week, so long as they are successful at whatever it is they do: We want great ad men, great drug dealers, great mob bosses, a
 
 
 
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    The New Republic

  • Mockingbird, Inc.

    William Giraldi
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    When it was announced in February that a “newly discovered” Harper Lee novel was soon to be published, there followed the expected gale of media giddiness, the widespread convulsions of joy, a gyrating and ejaculating all across the web. Pulling up alongside the jubilant ones were the judicious
  • Why an Indie Press in Brooklyn Is Publishing the Pope

    Naomi Shavin
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    In the last year, Melville House has accomplished two lightning-speed publishing projects: in December of 2014, the small press rushed out copies of the Senate Torture Report in just 19 days; today is the release of their edition of the Pope’s encyclical on climate change. By publishing standards,
  • When You'd Rather Watch the Producer Than the Reality Show

    Silpa Kovvali
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The single worst thing a television character can be is bad at his job. We will forgive any number of failings from the fictional men and women we welcome into our homes each week, so long as they are successful at whatever it is they do: We want great ad men, great drug dealers, great mob bosses, a
  • Arguing Against Evil

    Patrick Iber
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    President Barack Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran has prompted concerns from conservatives who say its government can’t be trusted to adhere to the negotiated terms. But leftist hawk Paul Berman had a different reaction. He 
  • Attacking Obama's Climate Plan Won't Save America's Dying Coal Industry

    Rebecca Leber
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:08 am
    For years, Republicans have attacked President Barack Obama for waging a war on coal. In fact, for much of the Environmental Protection Agency’s existence, they’ve offered doomsday p
 
 
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • China July services activity quickens to 11-month high: survey

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 11 months in July, thanks to stronger new business, a private survey showed on Wednesday, a welcome development at a time factories in the world's second largest economy are struggling. The Caixin PMI report did not specify if there was an impact on the services sector from the crash in the country's stock markets from mid-June. A sharp rally early in the year had boosted performance for banks and brokerages, and gave a much needed lift to the cooling economy.
  • Simple coordination to slash 'superbug' infections

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Simple coordination between hospitals, nursing homes and health authorities could slash the number of drug-resistant "superbug" infections and save thousands of US lives, experts said. Hospitals and nursing homes strive to control infections but rarely report to one another when a patient being transferred is carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria, greatly increasing the risk of spreading infections, said a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. "Antibiotic-resistant infections in health care settings are a growing threat in the United States, killing…
  • U.S. health regulator issues new cleaning guide for superbug-prone device

    4 Aug 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Health care facilities that use duodenoscopes should meticulously follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions, the Food and Drug Administration said in a safety update. Duodenoscopes are flexible, lighted tubes inserted down the throat during a procedure called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) used to drain fluids from blocked pancreatic and biliary ducts. Seven patients at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were exposed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria from such devices between October and January.
  • Chile's lawmakers take key step toward decriminalizing abortion

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Chile took a step toward easing its strict abortion ban on Tuesday after legislators in the nation's lower chamber voted to advance a bill that would overturn the prohibition. Amid applause from the gallery, the Health Commission of Chile's Chamber of Deputies voted eight to five to move forward on President Michelle Bachelet's landmark proposal to allow pregnancy terminations in certain circumstances. To become law, the bill will still need to win simple majorities in both the Chamber and the Senate, which could be difficult as the project faces significant opposition in both…
  • Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

    4 Aug 2015 | 4:52 pm
    SEATTLE (AP) — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.
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    WHO news

  • WHO news on Ebola

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
  • World on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts - the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analyses of these interim data are published today in the British journal The Lancet. "This is an extremely promising development," said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization. "The credit goes to the Guinean Government, the people…
  • WHO press releases on Ebola

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
  • Africa risks large meningitis outbreak

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    With Africa at risk of a large meningitis outbreak, an acute shortage of meningitis C-containing vaccine threatens to severely limit the world’s ability to minimize the number of people affected, 4 international public health organizations warned today. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the WHO (the 4 organizations, which together constitute the International Coordinating Group for Vaccine Provision for Epidemic Meningitis Control - ICG) are therefore calling today on…
  • WHO calls for urgent action to curb hepatitis

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) WHO highlights the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, the Organization is focusing particularly on hepatitis B and C, which together cause approximately 80% of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year. WHO is alerting people to the risks of contracting hepatitis from unsafe blood, unsafe injections, and sharing drug-injection equipment. Some 11 million people who inject drugs have…
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    Experience Life

  • Diversify Your Diet to Improve Your Health

    Craig Cox
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    It’s no mystery that a subpar diet can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and a variety of gastrointestinal issues, but a new study suggests that it’s primarily a lack of diversity in our diet that may be driving this trend. The solution: Shake up your menu. Due to evolving agricultural practices over the past half century and, more currently, climate change, the vast majority — some 75 percent — of the world’s population subsists on only five animal species and only 12 types of plants. This has played havoc with our microbiome, says Mark Heiman, chief scientific…
  • The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook (Giveaway)

    Experience Life Staff
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fill out the form below for a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Erin Coopey’s The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook as featured in “Homemade Condiments“. This giveaway ends on August 31, 2015. Winners will be notified a few days later. [contact-form-7] To read more about the official rules for our giveaways, click here. To see our other giveaways, visit our giveaway page.
  • Spicy Brown Mustard

    Betsy Nelson
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Makes 1¼ cups Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus one to two days sitting ½ cup water 1 cup crushed brown mustard seeds or ¾ cup whole brown mustard seeds, finely ground ½ cup red-wine vinegar 1 tsp. coarse sea salt or kosher salt 1⁄8 tsp. ground cinnamon 1⁄8 tsp. ground cloves 1⁄8 tsp. ground nutmeg 1⁄8 tsp. ground allspice ¼ tsp. black pepper (optional) Mix all the ingredients in a nonreactive glass or ceramic mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for one to two days so that the mustard begins to mellow and the flavors meld. (If you find that the…
  • Changing Processed-Food Nation

    Heidi Wachter
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    While many European countries ban or limit their use, a variety of processed foods — from sodas, crackers, candy, cereal, and ice cream — sold in the U.S. contain chemical additives, artificial flavorings, and artificial food dyes. Many argue that artificial dyes are aesthetic enhancers that lend cosmetic effects but no flavor or nutritional benefit, while many real-food advocates claim they are a public-health menace linked to behavioral problems and other consequences. Recent efforts by advocacy groups and online petitions have led many companies to believe that consumers have a…
  • Counting Calories: Americans Are Eating Less, but Does It Mean We’re Healthier?

    Craig Cox
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    For the first time since the government began tracking dietary trends 40 years ago, Americans have reduced their caloric intake. The news validates several major public-health initiatives over the past several years and may signal a sea change in consumer buying habits. Still, a closer look at the data reveals a much more sobering reality. Three sets of government statistics — food production, consumer data from food bar codes, and reviews of food diaries — from 2004 to 2013 suggest that caloric intake by adults and children are in the midst of the “first sustained decline”…
 
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    calorielab.com

  • Soylent Founder’s Simple Life Infuriates the Internet

    CalorieLab
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    The founder of the Soylent meal replacement shake company, Ron Rhinehart, has published a blog post about his extreme miminimalist lifestyle habits, igniting a firestorm of sarcastic and sometimes angry reaction from the geek internet community. Although his efforts to simplify his life are radical, they don’t seem crazy. But his obliviously holier-than-thou, smugly censorious blog post seemed to push a lot of hot buttons among his audience. Here’s what Rhinehart is doing: He uses a small DIY solar panel system to charge a 12-volt car battery, which is his sole source of…
  • Fully Legalized Marijuana will Need a Regulatory Regime, and California is Already Planning for It

    CalorieLab
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    (Modified from Wikipedia Commons Marlboro Menthol image) An initiative proposal to legalize the recreational use of marijuana will likely make it to the 2016 election ballot in California, and will probably pass. And there’s a good chance the Golden State won’t be testing those waters all by itself. Your state, if you live in one, may also be contemplating the legalization of America’s most widely-used criminal substance. But there’s more involved than just a legal dimension. This is a major public health decision as well. Marijuana, like everything from salt to…
  • Chris Christie Weight Jokes – It ain’t over till the Fad Laddy Quits

    CalorieLab
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) DonkeyHotey/Flickr based on a Bob Jagendorf/Flickr (CC) photo “Chris Christie warned against presidential candidates running too soon. Then earthquake experts warned Chris Christie against running at all. ‘Cities just aren’t equipped to deal with it.’ “ — Jimmy Fallon (7/17/14) “President Obama addressed the U.N. today. Coincidentally, on the same day Chris Christie addressed the International House of Pancakes.” — David Letterman (9/24/14) “A new poll about the 2016 election shows that just 27 percent of voters…
  • Dr J’s Crazy Solutions to the Obesity Crisis: Stop Him before It’s Too Late

    CalorieLab
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Dr. J Obesity causes many health problems, so physicians in clinical practice often recommend weight loss to their patients, often a modest initial goal of a 5 percent loss. Unfortunately, however modest it may seem, patients have a hard time reaching and maintaining even that goal. Researchers recently looked into the intractability of weight loss by data mining the confidential medical records of a large subset of the U.K. population. (The data was provided to the researchers by the GCHQ, the NSA, People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, Anonymous, and Wikileaks.) They found that…
  • Take One Walk before Meals: Should Doctors Prescribe Exercise like Medicine?

    CalorieLab
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) John Duperly/Flickr Exercise has gotten a bad rap lately due to reports that it is inefficient as a means of weight reduction. But regular visitors to CalorieLab are familiar with the other health benefits of regular exercise, including: Lowered risk of heart disease or stroke Protection against early onset dementia Healthier bones and lungs and muscles Reduced rate of death from any cause And even in the matter of weight, while exercise is impractical as a primary means of losing fat, it is invaluable as a means of maintaining a healthy weight that’s been achieved by…
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    Starling Fitness

  • PostSecret: Thank God I’m Not Thin

    Laura Moncur
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    I found this postcard at PostSecret a long time ago and forgot to post it here: It reads: Thank God I’m not thin. I would spend WAY too much money on clothes. This is just an excuse. It’s one of the many lies we tell ourselves that keep us fat. The last time I lost a substantial amount of weight, I had this anxiety. None of my bras fit. My pajamas didn’t fit. My swimming suits were huge and floppy. It spawned a HUGE freakout and I gained all the weight back. Now that I’m at that same weight as the last freakout, I can feel myself having it again. This time, it was the…
  • Aim for a Healthy Weight

    Laura Moncur
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:58 pm
    The National Institute of Health has a pretty cool booklet called Aim for a Healthy Weight Patient Booklet. It’s not perfect, but it’s a really good nutritional basis for those who don’t know what to do when choosing their definition of abstinence. You can download it here: Aim for a Healthy Weight Every time Weight Watchers would switch up their program, people would want to know what the new plan entailed. In the end, it’s simple. Eat vegetables, fruit and lean meats. Keep your calories low enough to lose weight, but not so low that you are hungry all the time.
  • Start Loving It Back

    Laura Moncur
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    I don’t know where this image originally came from, but I saw it on Facebook and immediately loved it. It reads: Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? It’s always trying to keep you alive. It’s making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illness that might get you. Your body literally love you so much… It’s time you start loving it back. It’s true. For an atheist like me, the miracle of a body that takes such good care of me is the closest thing I can imagine for a loving God.
  • The Only Bad Workout You Had

    Laura Moncur
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    I love this motivational poster from Gymaholic. It reads: The only bad workout you had is the one you didn’t do. This is so true. Consistency is FAR more important than anything else. You don’t have to kill yourself in the gym. You just need to get your butt in there EVERY day. Weeks of easy workouts are better than one intense workout and weeks of avoiding the gym because that’s where the pain happens. SHOW UP. All you have to do is show up every day. If that means walking on the treadmill at 2 mph for twenty minutes, then that is MUCH better than not showing up. Doing…
  • Reach Higher

    Laura Moncur
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    I saw this motivational poster on Facebook the other day and it really spoke to me. It reads: If you are losing your balance in a yoga pose, reach higher. It will steady you. This is true, not just in your practice, but everywhere in your life! This advice has helped me when I’m trying to hold a pose in yoga. I feel my body elongate and the pose has more length to balance, making it easier. In life, I have constantly and vigorously reached higher. I don’t know if it has helped me or not. Sometimes it seems that when I relax and let things happen naturally, they work out better…
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    EcoSalon

  • 5 Sustainability Projects that Promise a Brighter Future

    Aylin Erman
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:53 am
    With so much news circulating about our doomed ecosystem and the decreasing quality of our lives because of it, it’s both exciting and relieving to learn about projects taking place all around the world in the realm of sustainability. These sustainability projects promise a brighter future for us all, taking current environmental issues inherent in a variety of industries and proposing creative, unique and mind-boggling solutions. Tackling issues as vast and pressing as our polluted oceans and as individual as prostate cancer, get inspired and motivated by these ideas to make your own…
  • What Your Favorite Music Says About You, According to Science

    Krissy Brady
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Love soft rock but hate heavy metal? Your favorite music says a lot about how you think, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a strong link between how we think and the types of music we listen to, suggesting that how our brain works is a more important indicator of music preference than what demographic we belong to. The study, published in the journal Plos One, looked at how our style of thinking influences our musical choices. This was measured by looking at whether a participant scored highly on empathy (described as “our ability to…
  • Now We Know Why College Kids Eat So Much Cup Noodles [Video]

    Abbie Stutzer
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Well, we knew that Cup Noodles were tasty and convenient. But we had no idea that those noodles contained such powerful ingredients. Vice’s Munchies recently posted this crazy video that features Takeru Satoh, Japanese actor, eating a regular, ol’ Cup Noodles. Soon after the actor takes a slurp, he is propelled into a insanely action-packed wonderland where he does many amazing feats. If this actually happens when you eat Cup Noodles, we now understand why so many students eat them before taking exams. Related on EcoSalon Ecosalon Recipes: Rice Noodles with Daikon-Carrot Pickle…
  • 7 Amazing Argan Oil Benefits for Healthy Skin and Hair (Plus Product Picks!)

    Liz Thompson
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Argan oil has been popular in skincare for a while now. But this extraordinary ingredient has been doing good way before QVC and Josie Maran. Find out how best to get amazing argan oil benefits into your life. You can hardly talk natural skincare without argan oil coming up. It may have become sort of mainstream these past several years, but this nut oil has a long history. Spied on ingredient listings as argania spinose, argan oil is obtained from the nuts of the argan tree. Grown only in the southwestern region Morocco, women of the area have been using the oil for centuries for its healing…
  • Cannabis Helps Professional Runners Perform Better

    Abbie Stutzer
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    There’s a new running aid that’s helping runners perform better. It’s not a sports drink, gel, or powder — it’s weed. Runners are beginning to use cannabis to prepare them for and get them through their runs. And before you start imagining a scenario where a group of runners are passing around a joint, let us stop you — runners who use weed to run aren’t partaking to get high for the race — they’re using the drug to indirectly help them perform better. Amanda Feilding, director of The Beckley Foundation, a non-profit in the United Kingdom…
 
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    Evidence in Motion

  • Why the ICD-10 Grace Period is Not Your Practice’s Life Boat

    Heidi Jannenga
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    If you ask me, the easiest way to get into a cold pool is to jump in, because the alternative—a.k.a. the slow, tortuous, inch-by-inch submersion method—is unnecessarily painful. And I’ve always looked at ICD-10 the same way. After all, if the US had taken the plunge way back when we first committed to switching, we’d … Continued The post Why the ICD-10 Grace Period is Not Your Practice’s Life Boat appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • A Model Collaboration-Foundation For #Physicaltherapy and CoHSTAR

    Larry Benz
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    In a recent post about APS, I put forward a case of where collaboration is necessary but missing-and I remain steadfast in that assertion.  However, there was no attempt to suggest that APTA, our national organization, doesn’t have the ability to work with various stakeholders. In fact, one only has to look at the Foundation … Continued The post A Model Collaboration-Foundation For #Physicaltherapy and CoHSTAR appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • APS and the Alliance for #Physicaltherapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI)

    Larry Benz
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
      This prior post provides background and context.   The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) was to a large extent formed or galvanized by APTA’s effort to categorically push through an Alternative Payment System that is truly alternative to the extent that it proposes codes that alienate from anything aligned with the … Continued The post APS and the Alliance for #Physicaltherapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • The Integration of Physical Therapy and Fitness, Part 2 – The Savvy Patient

    Gabriel Griego
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    Gone are the days when every patient would simply take a doctor’s orders and follow them without doing their own research or getting some independent advice. WebMD, search engines, internet forums, alternative medicine solutions – the medical consumer is increasingly presented with multiple choices and an infinite library of recommendations (some legitimate, others not-so-much) on … Continued The post The Integration of Physical Therapy and Fitness, Part 2 – The Savvy Patient appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • APS Creating Dissidents in #physicaltherapy-and it’s Working

    Larry Benz
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    It has been an interesting start to summer for our #physicaltherapy profession.  Appropriately released on the longest day of the year, we have learned that a significant number of corporate PT companies representing about 4,000 clinics who are in the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) have immediately rescinded any policies that support … Continued The post APS Creating Dissidents in #physicaltherapy-and it’s Working appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Why Everyone Creative Should Be Listening to Gimlet Media

    Mel
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:21 am
    I’ve known about the podcast Start Up for a while now.  Josh listened to it as each episode went up and encouraged me to do the same.  But I’m not a business person.  I’m not interested in business.  I’m not interested in listening to people talk about investors and legal wranglings and everything that goes […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 49: The Forgetting Pill

    Mel
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:44 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Wired had an article a few years ago (written by Jonah Lehrer, so it may not be as factual as I wish) about a pill being developed a la Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  […]
  • Mental Sampler 6

    Mel
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:01 am
    Truman has pneumonia.  Remember a few weeks ago when he had a respiratory infection, and the sneezing didn’t go away with the antibiotics so I tried changing to a 100% more delicious bedding?  On Thursday he started wheezing again, so I took him back to the vet for chest x-rays.  One lung is completely filled […]
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Thank You and Congratulations

    Mel
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:18 pm
    We were at the pool and Josh leaned over and said, “Mark Zuckerberg’s wife is pregnant.” I hummed to let him know I heard, and then he continued. “She’s pregnant after many miscarriages, and he talked about it in the post.” At the time of writing this, 893,860 had liked the post. There were 23,967 […]
  • 556th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    Daily Dot killed their comment section. I’ve read their post about it twice, and I still don’t really have a clear picture of why. It seems to be some sort of amalgamation of troll-like comments meets people don’t want to leave comments meets why leave multiple places for people to discuss when they’re talking about […]
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • The way you do one thing is the way you do EVERYthing.

    Carla
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:55 am
    do you give YOURSELF what you offer others? I like to be on the cutting edge of everything. I like to be the first to know. An “early adopter.” Always the first on trend unless I’m the very, very last. I’m rarely in the middle with most anything in my life. I’m always at one end or the other. First to know or *last* to find out. And, for now, I’m OK with that as it keeps my life interesting. Which brings me to a conversation yesterday at the park. I was teasing a friend about how the Child would *love* her as a mother because she’s always gussied up…
  • You shouldnt bowl fruit.

    Carla
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    I know it’s not a popular sentiment, but I’m ready for summer to be over. It isn’t even so much the child-at-home thing either. MomCamp rocked & even our a/c dying during the first triple digits of the year was an adventure thanks to her attitude. Ive made poor decisions (when did I think camp which necessitated I send a daily *kosher* lunch was a good idea?), coupled with the fact kids really can’t just frolic free outside all day in Texas (ahh triple digits) and summer has felt a little long. To both of us. This guy wants summer never to end. The other night, as…
  • Lolloping along.

    Carla
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    When I first started blogging I spent lots of time responding privately to comments. Instead of replying in the post’s comments I’d email people and share in a more intimate fashion. Doing otherwise felt awkwardly presumptive (who on earth makes it a priority to return my blog comments to see if I’ve answered a question/chimed in?) and, even back when I wrote mainly more about fitness, the questions and shares rarely demanded prescriptive answers. Commenters weren’t asking about sets & reps but revealing personal tidbits which, to my mind, necessitated non-public…
  • Disrespecting the day.

    Carla
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    I wake up happy. My coffee is ready and waiting.  I’m guaranteed a slice of silence before the Child & her canine companion awake. There is, for me, tremendous promise in the dawn of a new day. I have no idea what’s to come and it could be fantastical, fabulous and greatly unexpected. In that sense I’m a true optimist.  I greet each gift of 24 hours with an overwhelming sense of this could be the day!!! even when I’ve no specific “this” I’m hoping for. What do we want? (not sure!!) When do we want it? (now!!) Lest you think I’m entirely…
  • My daily intermissions (guest post)

    Carla
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    When I opened my email bright and early one morning last week, to find that the infamous Carla asked me to write a guest post on my “daily intermissions”, I smiled REALLY REALLY big! I was so honored and excited that she wanted me to share my thoughts on the idea of intermissions. My “daily intermissions” have become very important to me and are something that I look forward to on a nightly basis. Let me explain… As a entrepreneur, personal trainer, social media influencer, I am always GIVING! I love giving, inspiring, and promoting others on a daily basis,…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • What If Everyone Talked About Hobbies Like Runners Talk About Running?

    Scott Dunlap
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    There's an ultra/trail version of this video dying to be made, for sure!
  • I Can't Live Without The Back Burner

    Scott Dunlap
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    The look on my face said everything - something about this new cooktop was wrong. Maybe not wrong, but, I don't know, weird. A kitchen appliance that was fundamentally flawed at some cosmic level one can just sense.  Sure, the Thermador 36-inch Masterpiece Series Freedom Induction Cooktop was a technical marvel, easily demo'ing the ability to put a pan anywhere on the surface and have it heat up for just that pan. That was cool. It was safer, more efficient, and a considerable step up from the 70's era coil burner workhorse that had warmed my oatmeal for years. But something about this…
  • RIP, Trail Runner Ray Morris 1925-2015

    Scott Dunlap
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    It was a strange message, and I did at least one double-take when it popped up on my phone. Then I did another. Is this real? [Mom]: ...your great uncle, Ray, whom you haven't seen in 35 years, is dying of pancreatic cancer. He's a runner too, and has been following your running career with great interest. It would be great if you could touch base. He only lives about ten miles from your house.What? There's a 90-year-old trail runner, a blood relative no less, that lives just a stones throw away?!? How could I have not known this?Wow. Just...wow.But with some reflection, I recalled…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) - NHSChoices video

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    NHSChoices: Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects parts of the spine. In this video, an expert describes the long-term effects of the condition, its most common symptoms and the different treatments available.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cYuwDkykoA Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • What happens when someone gets heat stroke? TED-Ed video

    14 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you ever suffered from exertional heat stroke? This condition is caused by intense activity in the heat and is one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Douglas J. Casa explains heat stroke's tremendous effects on the human body and details an action plan in case it ever happens to someone you know.Lesson by Douglas J. Casa, animation by Cinematic. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Bedbugs - National Geographic video

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    An army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night:How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - The Home Depot video: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads http://buff.ly/1yf4ylWIs It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? http://buff.ly/10mSLae - Apparently, yes, it works.Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. http://buff.ly/10mTMzc…
  • Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

    28 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for…
 
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  • 21st Century Cures Act: A huge step backward for FDA standards

    Kevin Lomangino
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
    The following guest post is written by veteran health care journalist Trudy Lieberman. Trudy often writes about consumer safety protections and the media’s role in upholding those protections.  In early January Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, the new chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, dropped a big hint to the Associated Press. “Modernizing the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration is a necessity,” he told a reporter, noting that in his new role he would examine the FDA’s process for drug and device review.
  • Freeze Your Ass Off, Celebrity Style

    Gary Schwitzer
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:36 am
    We’re pleased to publish a guest blog post by Timothy Caulfield, a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Alberta, a Trudeau Fellow and the author of “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture And Science Clash”. It’s his first blog post on our site. Lindsay Lohen does it. Ditto the ridiculously buff 007, Daniel Craig. Freezing your ass off using whole body cryotherapy has emerged as yet another celebrity fueled health fad. What are the alleged benefits of subjecting yourself to sub-zero temperatures? According to a…
  • NPR’s On the Media with a skeptic’s guide to health news/diet fads

    Gary Schwitzer
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Science journalist John Bohannon, Timothy Caulfield of the University of Alberta, and I are interviewed on NPR’s On the Media this weekend. On the Media, produced by WNYC in New York,  has begun publishing printable consumer handbooks to accompany their on-air programs, and they based one handout this week on our HealthNewsReview.org review criteria. The post NPR’s On the Media with a skeptic’s guide to health news/diet fads appeared first on HealthNewsReview.org.
  • Tips for understanding studies

    Gary Schwitzer
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    Periodic reminder about a collection of brief primers we offer in our Toolkit, covering the following topics: 7 Words (and more) You Shouldn’’t Use in Medical News Absolute vs. Relative Risk Animal & Lab Studies Commercialism Be careful with composite endpoints/outcomes Resources for Reporting on Costs of Medical Interventions Phases of Drug Trials Medical Devices FDA Approval Not Guaranteed Intention-to-treat analysis NNT: Number Needed to Treat Non-Inferiority Trials Observational Studies – Does The Language Fit The Evidence? – Association Versus Causation Odds ratios…
  • The problem with health stories based on animal research

    Kathlyn Stone
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    “Too Much Salt May Delay the Onset of Puberty, Study Suggests.” Health conscious parents who strive to stay on top of current medical news may have paused at that headline, they might even have clicked it. The title, lede and second paragraph of this story published on TIME.com all state that too salty of a diet is bad for human adolescents. “Think twice before allowing kids unlimited access to salty condiments” the article boldly warns, literally in bold type. “Consuming too much sodium may stunt the commencement of puberty in humans, leading to reduced fertility and higher…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression

    Jen Gaskell
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    I am so honored to welcome Warrior Mom Charity today to share her story.  Charity struggled  with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety with a psychotic episode. I have three little girls, ages 8, 7 and 4.  Bringing each home was a joy.  An amazing joy.   Bringing home the youngest, Patrice, was the easiest transition in mothering.  […] The post Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBy: What I Am Proud Of | Our Giggles and Grimaces…
  • Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap

    Lindsay Maloan
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    On the first night of the Warrior Mom Conference, the attendees were treated to a beautiful candlelit dinner at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. After a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and wine, the women drew seat assignments at random, allowing them to enjoy the company of those that they may not have […] The post Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsHi Kimberly, we aren't sure where it will be next, but follow ... by Becky SchroederI so wish I could have attended this! You…
  • I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte}

    Lindsay Maloan
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    As I was sitting in a hospital room with my very pregnant, sick and dehydrated sister-in-law, I realized I had a bunch of awesome Postpartum Progress Hug Cards in my purse. So, while the nurse was changing out her fluids, I announced I was “going to work.” When I walked back into the room, the […] The post I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte} appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThanks for sharing! I would love some Postpartum Progress Hug ... by Stephanie 
  • Finding Your Circle

    Lindsay Maloan
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    During the Warrior Mom Conference last week in Boston, we did an exercise where the brilliant Kate Kripke, LCSW, asked us to draw a target. In the bullseye, we were to write the people that we could call that would be there in an instant, whether by phone, physical presence, or text. In the next […] The post Finding Your Circle appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • You Are Never Alone

    Jennifer Marshall
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    When I first became depressed and anxious after my oldest daughter was born four years ago, I kept it bottled up inside – but its devastating effects on me were all too visible anyway. I wasn’t eating, couldn’t sleep, was mute and crying at the smallest instigation – and I thought I was all alone. […] The post You Are Never Alone appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
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    Medgadget

  • Light Used as Pacemaker to Set Rhythm of Beating Heart

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    There must have been one or two love songs that predicted optogenetic cardiac pacing with words like “you are the light that makes my heart beat.” Now the idea has literally come true thanks to researchers at Israel’s Technion-Institute of Technology who were able to use light pulses in a manner of  a cardiac pacemaker to change the beating pattern of a rat heart. The investigators at Technion introduced  a special virus into a mouse to make it express the Channelrhodopsin-2 transgene within the ventricular myocardium. And that made the cardiac tissue respond to blue…
  • Braille Smartwatch Helps Blind People Communicate, Navigate, Read Ebooks

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:37 pm
    There’s a new smartwatch soon to be coming to market, but it’s designed for blind people, especially those who already know or are learning to read in Braille. The Dot watch has a Braille reader on its face and can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth for programming. It works as a regular watch that tells time that also includes an alarm feature, and that can also provide navigation information when going on your own for a stroll. The main idea of the device, though, is to be an ebook reader that is always there and easily accessible. It syncs wirelessly to download books into…
  • Device Trains Immune Cells to Attack Cancer, Chronic Infections

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Our immune systems have the capacity to fight many of what today are considered chronic conditions. Yet, unless there’s an appropriate teaching exercise to train immunity toward a specific disease, cancers and other deadly maladies continue spreading unimpeded. There have been serious attempts at developing immunotherapy techniques that condition the body to fight off diseases, but success has been limited. Now researchers at Johns Hopkins are reporting the development of a new device for training large quantities of T cells targeted toward attacking a specific disease. The researchers…
  • 3D Printed Brain Regions Help Neurosurgeons Prepare for Difficult Procedures

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    While neurosurgeons have been able to virtually navigate volumetric images of patients’ brain structures gathered from CT and MRI scans, difficult procedures within complex anatomy still remains challenging. At Boston Children’s Hospital, physicians are now using 3D-printed replicas of brain regions they’ll be working on to practice with before actual surgery. The researchers studying how the new capability may help in neurosurgery have focused on pediatric patients with cerebrovascular malformations requiring surgical or radiological intervention. They used high…
  • Ekso Works Exoskeleton Lets Workers Operate Heavy Tools With Ease

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Exoskeletons have been used in rehabilitation to help paralyzed people walk on their own feet, as well as for military applications to allow soldiers to trek for long distances while carrying heavy loads. Ekso Bionics thinks a big market is for workers in all sorts of industries to be able to use heavy handheld equipment without literally breaking their backs. The Ekso Works device makes a tool that weighs as much as a cinder block simply float in front of you, so all you need to do is point it where you want to make a cut or drill a hole. We had a chance to try out this nifty gadget and see…
 
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  • This is what it’s like to face recurrent cancer while going broke

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/holly-davis" rel="tag">Holly Davis</a>
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I am one of many people today “living” with cancer. I want to focus on the impact cancer has on my personal finances, and this is probably true for any chronic illness, not just cancer. First, you often have to give up your job. While undergoing chemo, most of us don’t have the energy for a full time job. And if you do keep working, there are all the appointments, scans and second opinion consultations, which make having a regular job difficult. Not to mention the scanxiety, as it’s been called, which makes it hard to concentrate on anything besides your health. Many…
  • In defense of single-payer: How it would reduce administrative waste

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/adam-gaffney" rel="tag">Adam Gaffney, MD</a>
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Would a single-payer national health program, at the end of the day, truly be sleeker and slimmer than our bloated and fragmented semi-private system?  Not according to Dr. Michel Accad, who takes on this important single-payer talking point in his post: “Will single-payer really reduce administrative waste?” Given that savings from reduced expenditures on billing and overhead are a core argument that single-payer advocates (myself among them) employ to advance our cause, the piece caught my eye. To quote the proposal of the Physicians’ Working Group for Single-Payer Insurance (of…
  • Let patients know when you’re proud of them

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jordan-grumet" rel="tag">Jordan Grumet, MD</a>
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    It was only afterwords that I wondered if I had been condescending.  The words had come out so naturally.  We were sitting across from each other in the nursing home.  It didn’t take a doctor to recognize that his leg was visibly less swollen.  I had seen him walking down the hallway with the physical therapist.  His face a mix of pain, concentration, and triumph. Each day had brought improvements.  The range of motion was returning.  His strength was growing.  His body balanced now with only the most minimal of assistive devices.  What had once been disability had transformed…
  • A father keeps his cancer secret from his daughter. The reason will break your heart.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/james-c-salwitz" rel="tag">James C. Salwitz, MD</a>
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Norman cried the night his daughter was born. For hours and hours. Each time he looked at her perfect head, touched the few strands of blond hair, held her in his arms, soft, smooth skin, soapy smell, pale blue eyes, tears poured down his cheeks. He felt alive. He felt alone. They named her Matilda, after his father. It was the right thing to do, because his father, Matthew, had dropped dead the day before. He got over his Dad’s death, as much as any of us heal from the loss of someone we need. We live in a new world. Still, Mattie’s birthdays were bittersweet. Norm’s lost dream of…
  • Embracing individuality will save medicine. Here’s how.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/adnan-khera" rel="tag">Adnan Khera, MD</a>
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Individuality matters to doctors. In the past, being a doctor brought with it an image. A selfless individual revered by his community and compensated well but fairly. The community had high expectations of him, and he could deliver because there wasn’t much to know. In those days, being a doctor was an entire lifestyle, and it drew extremely talented individuals to fill the ranks. Today, the landscape of medicine has changed. I would not recommend medicine as a career. And I’m not the only one. It would seem that medicine has changed. Except that in reality, the world has changed…
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  • Why Doctors Are Leaving Medicine For Tech

    John Irvine
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    By DAVID SHAYWITZ, MD The world looks different when you’re eighteen and when you’re thirty – in some cases because your perspective has evolved, other times because the world has changed.  Men and women drawn to careers in medicine while in high school or college are finding that when they emerge on the other side, things aren’t quite what they expected. Typically, this is portrayed as the (well-worn) “Narrative of Disillusionment” – i.e. idealistic youth drawn to help people discover the practice of medicine is more rushed/bureaucratic/corporate/burdensome than they were…
  • The Impending Revolution

    suchandan roy
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:14 am
    By DR. ROB LAMBERTS This weekend I attended (and spoke at) the Concierge Medicine Assembly in Atlanta.  My role was to give the perspective of a “successful” DPC practice.  This being the second such conference in three weeks, I’ve learned that my panel of 600+ patients and survival for two and a half years puts me in the higher ranks of solo DPC practices.  The Atlanta conference was actually a combination conference, catering to both the more recent “direct care” style of practices like mine, and the more traditional “concierge” practices, with…
  • Dan Burton explains what Health Catalyst does!

    Matthew Holt
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:58 am
    By MATTHEW HOLT I’m steadily getting all those interviews I did 3+ months ago at HIMSS up onto THCB. (For those of you not paying attention we had a bunch of tech issues at THCB needing a big change and had to forswear videos for a while. But we’re baaack…) Dan Burton is CEO of Health Catalyst which is a data warehousing and analytics company that’s seen remarkable growth by selling to big names like Kaiser, Partners & Allina. It’s raised over $150m and has even gone at risk with Allina over outcomes–to show how confident they are in their data and…
  • ACA Database: Are There Any Plans in the Works to Force Doctors to Accept Obamacare?

    John Irvine
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    By THCBist After several attempts at trying to find doctors who accept my lame-o ACA health plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield advantage HMO), I finally reached my limit today when a rather important appointment got cancelled unless I wanted to pay cash, because “we don’t accept your policy”.  When I googled “none of my doctors accept my Obamacare health insurance”, your article came up. Do you or does anyone else know if there is some kind of plan of action for doctors to be forced to accept these ACA plans?  This year alone, I have yet to visit ONE of my previous…
  • ACA Database: The High Price of Specialty Drugs Is (Literally) Killing Me

    John Irvine
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    By THCBist Joyce J wrote in with this to say after reading Steve Findlay’s post on Medicare’s 50th Anniversary last week. “Just yesterday, I was on my last and final rant relative to the price of not only specialty drugs, but also Tier 3 drugs! So much of a rant that I considered writing my Congressman Tim Murphy. After much thought, I decided to suck it up, pay the price and let my congressman work on bigger issues.(before reading your article today!) I realize that I am not he only pathetic one that this drug price debacle affects, but for some reason, as a hard worker my…
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    Bad Science

  • Fixing flaws in science must be professionalised. By me in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

    Ben Goldacre
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    Me and a dozen other academics all just wrote basically the same thing about Open Science in the Journal Of Clinical Epidemiology. After the technical bits, me and Tracey get our tank out. That’s for a reason: publishing academic papers about structural problems in science is a necessary condition for change, but it’s not sufficient. We don’t need any […]
  • New BMJ editorial: “How Medicine is Broken, and How We Can Fix It”

    Ben Goldacre
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    There are some big problems in medicine, and the public are right to be concerned about our shortcomings. Last week we found out that the Chief Medical Officer has written to the Academy of Medical Sciences, asking for an authoritative review into problems in the evidence we use to choose treatments, focusing especially on concerns […]
  • Two interviews on withheld trials, NPR and ABC

    Ben Goldacre
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Here are a couple of fairly detailed interviews I’ve done over the last two weeks, both on the problem of clinical trial results being withheld. The first is with On The Media, an excellent NPR show, the clip is here. The second interview is with ABC and has two striking features. One is my big, fat, red face. The second […]
  • WHO announcement on withheld clinical trials, and my commentary in PLoS Medicine

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

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

  • On teaching pseudoscientific controversies in universities…

    Orac
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    About a month ago, a number of news stories were published reporting that the University of Toronto had offered a course in alternative medicine taught by a homeopath named Beth Laundau-Halpern that presented a segment that was clearly highly biased towards antivaccine pseudoscience. It was worse than that, though, because this homeopathy just happened to…
  • Is there a role for homeopathy in cancer care? I think you know the answer to that question…

    Orac
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Homeopathy is The One Quackery To Rule Them All. There, I’ve started off this post the way I start off most posts about homeopathy, with a statement of just how enormous a pile of pseudoscientific (or rather prescientific) quackery that it is. You’d think that in 2015 no one would believe that diluting a substance…
  • A portrait of quackademia triumphant: Georgetown University

    Orac
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    I frequently discuss a disturbing phenomenon known as “quackademic medicine.” Basically, quackademic medicine is a phenomenon that has taken hold over the last two decades in medical academia in which once ostensibly science-based medical schools and academic medical centers embrace quackery. This embrace was once called “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) but among quackademics the…
  • The return of the revenge of the “CDC whistleblower”

    Orac
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I first took note of a new conspiracy theory that’s been brewing in the antivaccine crankosphere, namely the claim that big pharma has been systematically murdering alternative medical doctors, starting with autism quack Jeff Bradstreet, who committed suicide the day after the FDA raided his office. Of course, it didn’t…
  • To troll or not to troll: The White House responds to a We The People petition from antivaccine activists

    Orac
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Antivaccine activists amuse me. Obviously, I think they are a major risk to public health. Their relentless demonization of vaccines as causing autism, autoimmune diseases, “shaken baby syndrome,” and even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) serves no purpose other than to frighten parents and discourage them from vaccinating. As despicable as some of their antics…
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    World of Psychology

  • 3 Powerful Tips to Keep Shame from Taking Over Your Life

    Psych Central Staff
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Let those ugly thoughts out and pull some happy thoughts IN! “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” – African proverb When I was eighteen, I found myself caught up in a love triangle. It was more like two intertwined love triangles, actually. All was fun and games until I became pregnant. Long story short — the sex, lies, and paternity tests created an “inner shame monster” in my heart and mind that I then dutifully carried around with me for decades. True Story: When I Couldn’t Confront My Trust Issues They Confronted…
  • ADHD and Adults: Are You Believing these Erroneous Beliefs?

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    When you’re first diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might have mixed emotions. On the one hand, you might feel relieved to finally have an explanation for your symptoms. You might be relieved to know why you regularly lose your wallet and keys; can’t tolerate boredom; have a hard time concentrating; are easily distracted by seemingly everything sometimes but have a laser-like focus other times; and can’t seem to finish things. On the other hand, you might feel disappointed, angry or ashamed. You might think there’s something seriously wrong with you.
  • Best of Our Blogs: August 4, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    Making peace with the unknown is a classic struggle. It dictates the decisions we make, our behavior and attitudes towards others and ourselves. It’s the reason why you can’t sleep at night. It’s why you hold on to relationships that don’t serve you. It explains your feeling of being stuck. The unknown is ripe with possibility, but wrapped up in a cloud of fear. For those of us who grew up with uncertainty and instability, a sense of control feels paramount. The need to know, the need for things to be the same doesn’t just feel comfortable, it feels like…
  • I Am My Own Bipolar

    Shannon Michelle
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Hi there. If you are reading this, please know everything written is coming from my brain — which means these thoughts are all real to me, but likely unrealistic or potentially disturbing to “normal” people. I consider a “normal” person anyone that advises me not to act on everything I think and feel. How annoying is that? They must be the crazy ones, not me! Everything my mind conjures up seems so brilliant in that moment. My feelings seem appropriate and valid in my head. How dare someone else tell me otherwise? But, alas, these nut jobs do deserve credit as they have kept me…
  • Separating the Narcissist’s Delusion from Reality

    Sarah Newman, MA
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    If you’ve ever dealt with a narcissist, you’ve probably experienced the sharp shock when you noticed the world wasn’t exactly the way the narcissist wanted you to think it is. A narcissist can be a great storyteller. They captivate you with tales of personal triumphs, heroism, even selflessness. But it’s when you look behind the curtain that you discover they’ve rewritten history. Not only are they living in a fantasy, you believed all their self-mythology. Narcissists are overly occupied with themselves. They exaggerate their achievements and use clever tactics…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • Scott Walker Thinks Obama’s Climate Plan Will Jack Up Your Electric Bill. He’s Wrong.

    Tim McDonnell
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Today President Barack Obama released the final version of his signature climate plan, which sets new limits on carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector. Each state has a unique target, custom-built for its particular mix of energy sources. Each state also has total freedom to determine how exactly to reach the target. But the rules are clearly designed to expedite the closure of coal-fired power plants, the nation's number-one source of CO2 emissions. It took less than a day for the first legal challenges to the plan to emerge from coal interests. The news rules also attracted some…
  • The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren't Most Teens Getting It?

    Gabrielle Canon
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    According to latest National Immunization Survey, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday, around 60 percent of teenage girls and 78 percent of teenage boys haven't received all three of the recommended doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which helps prevent reproductive cancers and genital warts caused by the virus. Administered through three shots over a six month period, the vaccine protects against the most common types of the highly contagious virus, which is spread through sexual contact. Health officials recommend that adolescents receive the…
  • Watch Activists Dangle Off a Portland Bridge to Block Shell's Arctic-Bound Ship

    Luke Whelan
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    Update 7/31/15: Thursday evening, Shell's MSV Fennica made another attempt to pass through protestors on Portland's Willamette River. This time, the icebreaker was successful; the Fennica is now on its way back up to the Arctic. The video below shows the dramatic confrontation between the ship and the environmental activists: Environmental activists have taken to kayak, chain, and even rocking chair to slow down Royal Dutch Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic this summer. For the past two days, they took their protest to a new extreme. Early Wednesday morning, around a dozen…
  • This Map Shows What San Francisco Will Look Like After Sea Levels Rise

    Luke Whelan
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Developers in the booming San Francisco Bay Area are busy planning everything from much-needed new housing to sports stadiums and gleaming tech campuses. But according to a new report just published by the San Francisco Public Press, many of these construction projects sit on land susceptible to rising waters due to climate change. And regulators and local governments are not doing much to prepare.  The Public Press found 27 major commercial and residential developments that will be vulnerable to flooding if San Francisco Bay sea levels rise as much as climate researchers like the…
  • These National Parks Got an "F" in Air Pollution

    Julia Lurie
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    It's late summer, and Americans are flocking to the country's national parks for some recreation and fresh air. But a study released this week by the National Parks Conservation Association found that air in some of the country's most popular parks is not so fresh—and it's potentially hazardous. The report rated the country's 48 parks in three categories: levels of ozone (a pollutant that can irritate or damage lungs), haziness, and the impacts of climate change on the park. Here are the 12 worst contenders (full list available here): National Parks Conservation Association Ozone is a…
 
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • For Pharma Marketers, Celebrities + "Social Media" = Gold Mine!

    PharmaGuy
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Today, I learned from a @Novartis tweet that yet another celebrity is  teaming up with a pharmaceutical company to leverage "social media" for marketing purposes. The celebrity is singer and LGBT rights activist Cyndi Lauper, who admits she she has "moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (PsO)."Lauper is featured on the "THAT's PsO ME" website hosted by Novartis in conjunction with the National Psoriasis Foundation.Novartis recently won approval from FDA to market Cosentyx  (secukinumab) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult…
  • Patient Centricity Does Not Apply When the Patient is Dead

    PharmaGuy
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Pharma Delays Reporting Serious Drug AEs (i.e., Death) to FDA
  • OMG. Kim Kardashian Shills for Pharma! No Worry - No Side Effects!

    PharmaGuy
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:53 am
    Click on image to see enlarged view.Find her Instagram post here.I think other members of the KimKlan are also paid to send out sponsored tweets.
  • GSK's Whooping Cough Vaccination Campaign Needlessly Vilifies Grannies!

    PharmaGuy
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    GSK's Big Bad Cough multimedia campaign focuses on a grandma putting her baby grandchild in range of catching whooping cough from her: "Understand the Danger Your New Grandchild Faces." The print ad shown here appeared in a recent Parade magazine insert in my Sunday paper. You can also view the TV Ad here)if it still available online.According to GSK's PR/marketing earned media machine: "Adults have historically low vaccination rates. For Tdap, the combined diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine for grown-ups, only 17% of adults over age 19 are up-to-date, according…
  • For First Time in Seven Years, Pharma Support of CME Increases. A Closer Look at the Data.

    PharmaGuy
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    According to data compiled by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the pharmaceutical industry has increased its financial support of CME in 2014 compared to 2013. This is the first time in seven years that Pharma's support has increased.In the chart below, I plotted the Growth vs. Decline of Pharma CME Support from 1999 through 2014. I include monies paid for advertising and exhibits at CME events and assume 100% of this activity comes from manufacturers (drugs and devices). Based on this, the drug and device industry support for CME has increased by about…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • When you have a hammer

    Paul Levy
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Christopher Weyant in The New Yorker, June 8-15, 2015It's well past time to talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to robotic surgery: The increased anaesthesia-related risks from these procedures.  The question I ask today is whether, as part of the informed consent process, patients are given information about such risks.  Under principles of shared decision-making between the doctor and the patient, such risks should be carefully explained well before the short stay at the pre-op area.I've found little in the recent literature about this topic, although--based on my…
  • The medical arms race made visible

    Paul Levy
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    With thanks to Priyanka Dayal McCluskey at the Boston Globe, we can get a glimpse of one "small" part of the medical arms race in action.  The story is about the expansion of Mevion Medical Systems Inc., a manufacturer of proton beam machines.  The company offers the "more affordable price tag of about $25 million" per machine, compared to the first generation $250 million models.Here's the arms race quote:Three Mevion systems are treating patients at hospitals in St. Louis, Jacksonville, Fla., and New Brunswick, N.J. Four others are being installed. The company is developing about…
  • The board has to be on board

    Paul Levy
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Those of us who have run hospitals where we've been serious about achieving improvements in quality and safety know that without a highly committed board of trustees, the results will never be sustainable. And so it is lovely to see documention of that premise in a new article by Thomas C. Tsai, Ashish K. Jha, Atul A. Gawande, Robert S. Huckman, Nicholas Bloom, and Raffaella Sadun in Health Affairs. I reprint the abstract:National policies to improve health care quality have largely focused on clinical provider outcomes and, more recently, payment reform. Yet the association between hospital…
  • Where would you rather serve?

    Paul Levy
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    Which is more hierarchical, the military or health care?A medical student who had served as a corpsman in the military attended our Telluride Patient Safety session last week.  She noted her experience while on clinical rotations: I thought that when I got into medical school that I would be in a safe place to learn. . . and it wasn't. I couldn't believe that I was now in a system where I couldn't speak up.As a medical student, I feel like my concerns are disregarded. Coming from the military, where every concern is heard, it's critical.
  • On checklists

    Paul Levy
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:26 pm
    This article by Emily Anthes about checklists in Nature notes:Poor use of checklists means that people may be dying unnecessarily. A cadre of researchers is . . . finding a variety of factors that can influence a checklist's success or failure, ranging from the attitudes of staff to the ways that administrators introduce the tool. The research is part of the growing field of implementation science, which examines why some innovations that work wonderfully in experimental trials tend to fall flat in the real world. The results could help to improve the introduction of other evidence-based…
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    PharmaGossip

  • AllTrials in the USA

    insider
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    We’re excited to announce that 50 patient groups, consumer organisations and medical societies have come together to launch AllTrials USA today! These groups have said:"We are calling on everyone in our sector to join us in supporting the AllTrials campaign. Hundreds of thousands of patients have taken part in clinical trials which have never reported results. For every day that passes, more information is at risk of being lost forever. We have to make every clinical trial count. Join us today."Patient activist AnnaMarie Ciccarella said: “We provided our bodies, our tissue…
  • Richmond Pharmacology update

    insider
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    Here is a quick note about yesterday's hearing. Judgment is expected next week. The judge grasped the importance of trial registration and when he took into account our and the HRA's evidence on legal and ethical obligations to register trials he found that Richmond was left with an extraordinarily narrow argument. It seems the case will come down to some words in a Q&A on HRA's website that wasn't amended at the same time as the sponsors' declaration was. And then whether the ambiguity was significant.We are so pleased we decided to intervene in the case. The court could find…
  • Further Update

    insider
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hi AllTrials friendsYesterday we sent our submission to the court in the judicial review brought against the HRA by Richmond Pharmacology.We have spent the last few weeks ploughing through the hundreds of pages of documents. Richmond is currently asking the judge to rule that there is no overriding legal requirement to publicly register any trial. That’s not correct. Since 2011 all trials except for adult phase 1 have been publicly registered through the EU Clinical Trials Register. And by next year this legal requirement will extend to all clinical trials unless exempted according to some…
  • AllTrials vs Richmond Pharmacology

    insider
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Dear AllTrials friendWe hoped to tell you more about the case Richmond Pharmacology is bringing against the HRA. That's not been straightforward. Richmond has now changed their argument three times and has altogether abandoned some arguments it relied upon earlier, so getting to grips with what is at stake has been difficult and time consuming for us and for our lawyers.At the beginning of this week it looked as though Richmond had narrowed the case down to a technical argument about the wording of HRA’s guidelines which only applied for a period of 10 days earlier this year.Just as the…
  • Ben Goldacre writes in the BMJ - How medicine is broken, and how we can fix it

    insider
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The chief medical officer’s review on statins and oseltamivir may look for answers in the wrong placesLast week there was extensive news coverage of a leaked letter written by the chief medical officer to the Academy of Medical Sciences. This letter focused especially on concerns around statins and oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and asked the academy for an “authoritative independent report looking at how society should judge the safety and efficacy of drugs.”1 The academy has since announced that it is convening a working group on the subject.With any such report there are two major risks. The…
 
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    Our Bodies Ourselves

  • Republicans Revive Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood, Forget Own Support for Research

    Guest Contributor
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Republican calls to defund Planned Parenthood over its alleged handling of fetal tissue for research are louder than ever. But they are just the latest in a decades-long drive to halt federal support for the group. This round of attacks aims squarely at the collection of fetal tissue, an issue that had been mostly settled — with broad bipartisan support — in the early 1990s. Among those who voted to allow federal funding for fetal tissue research was now-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky). McConnell made no mention of his previous position…
  • FDA Panel Approves ‘Female Viagra” Despite Lingering Safety Concerns

    Guest Contributor
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    by Martha Kempner, RH Reality Check A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel last week recommended that the government approve flibanserin, a drug that has often been called the female Viagra. The panel voted 18-6 in favor of Sprout Pharmaceutical’s drug application on the condition that the company develops plans to manage the risks of the medication, which include fatigue, low blood pressure, and fainting. The FDA had previously rejected two applications for approval, citing concerns over side effects and lack of information about drug interaction. [View the FDA briefing…
  • How One Hospital Reduced Its C-Sections Rate, Benefitting Patients and Insurers

    Guest Contributor
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of the largest and most respected facilities in Orange County, Calif., needed to move quickly. A big insurer had warned that its maternity costs were too high and it might be cut from the plan’s network. The reason? Too many cesarean sections. “We were under intense scrutiny,” said Dr. Allyson Brooks, executive medical director of Hoag’s women’s health institute. The c-section rate at the time, in early 2012, was about 38 percent. That was higher than the state average of 33 percent and above most others in…
  • A Remembrance of Childbirth Author and Activist Sheila Kitzinger

    Guest Contributor
    20 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    Childbirth author and activist Sheila Kitzinger died April 11, 2015, at the age of 86, just a month before the publication of her autobiography, “A Passion for Birth: My Life: Anthropology, Family and Feminism.” Norma Swenson, a founding member of Our Bodies Ourselves who knew Sheila well, wrote this remembrance. The Boston Association for Childbirth Education-Nursing Mothers’ Council and Our Bodies Ourselves are hosting a memorial celebration of Sheila’s life and work on Wednesday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Newton Highlands Congregational church. All are…
  • Boston Playwright Will Donate Proceeds From “Voices of We” to Local Women’s Organizations

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

  • Team advances therapy preventing addiction relapse by erasing drug-associated memories

    4 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Scientists have made a discovery that brings them closer to a new therapy based on selectively erasing dangerous and tenacious drug-associated memories. A new study demonstrates the effectiveness of a single injection of an early drug candidate called blebbistatin in preventing relapse in animal models of methamphetamine addiction.
  • Projected benefits of high blood pressure treatment in China

    4 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    An expanded program of treatment for hypertension could prevent about 800,000 cardiovascular disease events every year in China, according to a modeling study. The predictions of this simulation indicate that such a program should also be borderline cost-effective, provided low cost essential anti-hypertensive drugs are used.
  • New Medicaid health care program for disabled adults improves aspects of patients' care, report says

    4 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Care linked to heart attacks and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, among disabled adults covered by Medicaid has improved with the expansion of a new health care program in Texas over the last decade, researchers have found.
  • From pluripotency to totipotency

    4 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    While it is already possible to obtain in vitro pluripotent cells (i.e., cells capable of generating all tissues of an embryo) from any cell type, researchers have pushed the limits of science even further. They managed to obtain totipotent cells with the same characteristics as those of the earliest embryonic stages and with even more interesting properties.
  • New weapon in the fight against malnutrition

    4 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Malnutrition affects millions of people worldwide and is responsible for one-fifth of deaths in children under the age of five. Children can also experience impaired cognitive development and stunted growth. Now scientists have opened the doors to new research into malnutrition by creating an animal model that replicates the imbalance of gut bacteria associated with the difficult-to-treat disease.
 
 
 
 
 
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    NaturalNews.com

  • Board-certified pediatrician blasts corrupt senator over California's mandatory vaccination law

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) An Oregon pediatrician who says he supports certain childhood vaccines is outraged over the recent passage of California's SB 277, which forces children of school age to be vaccinated or else be barred from attending both public and private schools in the Golden State...
  • Nature vs. pharma (recipe)

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) The recent signing by California Governor Jerry Brown of the mandatory vaccination bill SB 277 has many far reaching implications and consequences - for those on both sides of the vaccination coin - 'COIN' being the operative word. It's no secret that Big Pharma generates...
  • Texas introduces bill to mandate GMO labeling

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Despite a major setback last month when the U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-150 to pass legislation that would prohibit states from enacting the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the Right to Know movement continues to gain traction as it lays...
  • Spiritual cause and effect: Why 3,500 abortions a day is putting America on the path of Biblical-scale destruction

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Almost everyone believes in some form of spiritual cause and effect. In the realm of New Age belief, it's called "karma," and your actions are believed to be recorded in the "Akashic records" for which you are one day held to account.In traditional religious belief...
  • BREAKING: Hillary Clinton emerges as abortion denier

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) Planned Parenthood is a noble organization and is the only organization capable of providing professional, quality health services to women, and anything else the organization is accused of doing is mean-spirited, false and political in nature.At least, that is the...
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    Renegade Health

  • 5 Ways Your Mind Fools You When It Comes to Weight Loss

    Colleen M. Story
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Your brain has a devious way of tricking you into failing when it comes to weight loss. Used to be we thought weight loss was just about eating less and exercising more. Now we know there’s a lot more to it than that. One of the most interesting things we’ve discovered lately is that the brain isn’t really reliable when it comes to weight loss. In a 2014 study, for instance, participants looked at snapshots of familiar foods and rated how much they liked each one while also estimating each one’s calorie count. Meanwhile, researchers scanned their brains. Results showed that activity…
  • 10 Ways to Get Your Gut—and the Rest of You—Healthy

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Your colon is the doorway to health. The key to getting in may be closer then you think. I just swallowed a capsule containing 50 billion living organisms. That’s about nine times the human population on Earth. Can that many bacteria exist in one capsule? Before I answer that question, consider these comparisons: There are about 50 million bacteria in a gram of soil. The Earth’s biomass is estimated at five million trillion trillion (5 nonillion) organisms. The human gut contains about 100 trillion bacteria, which amounts to about three pounds. Even your dog has a gut microbiome…
  • Get Control of Blood Sugar Levels the Natural Way

    Colleen M. Story
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You can help reduce blood sugar levels with certain foods and supplements. I have a friend whose father has suffered with type 2 diabetes for years. She’s in her mid-forties, and just found out at a recent doctor’s appointment that her blood sugar levels are high. Further, she was officially diagnosed as having prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. It’s not good news. Those with prediabetes are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless they find a way…
  • How to Build Willpower

    Frederic Patenaude
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    We each have our own weaknesses. For me, it’s coffee. I’ve quit drinking caffeine,on so many occasions that I can’t count them anymore. Every time I quit caffeine for several months I feel great, but then I’m faced with temptation and I tell myself the same story: “This little bit won’t hurt.” I have a little coffee and the next day I feel like having more, and pretty soon I’m routinely back on caffeine. Caffeine helps me feel better for a while, but after a few weeks or months I end up in the same place, feeling tired, overstimulated and having…
  • The Shortest Path to Health May be a Long Journey

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Slow healing, as opposed to quick fix prescriptions and fast medicine, is nature’s sure way of returning to balance. We all know that the antidote to stress is to slow down. I propose that the cure for chronic illness is slow healing. I teach my medical students that anyone can provide a treatment. A doctor’s main responsibility is to help patients return to health. And that’s rarely a fast process. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of osteopathic medicine, said that finding health is the main goal of every true doctor. Anyone can find disease. Doctors are trained to diagnosis disease…
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    In the Pipeline

  • The Last Post

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Update: I've had a lot of people noting that the URL below is asking for a password - that's because the site isn't going live until Monday. All will be well!
  • The GSK Layoffs Continue, By Proxy

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    You may recall that when GlaxoSmithKline cut down the Research Triangle site, that "up to 450" employees were said to be transferred to a contract organization, Parexel. In many cases, these people were doing the same jobs, in the same buildings, but were now doing it for less money. (Something similar happened a few years back at Eli Lilly, in a deal with Covance). Now comes word that up to 200 of those Parexel employees are being laid off anyway. So in the end, it bought them a few months on the way to the same destination. According to that story from local station WRAL, the CEO of Parexel…
  • The Move is Nigh

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    The day for the big Pipeline move is almost at hand! Friday's posts here will be the last on the Corante site, and the new one at Science Translational Medicine will go live on Monday morning. I'll post the new URL shortly. I wanted to give everyone fair warning that although this domain will soon redirect to the new one, the timing may not be perfect. Any comments posted here after noon on Friday will not migrate - that's when the last update file to the new site will be sent over. I'll be turning commenting off on all the recent posts here, just as a safety measure.
  • Another Alzheimer's IPO

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    I've been saying a lot of unkind things about Axovant, the insta-company that's taking a discarded GSK Alzheimer's candidate and running with it. But thanks to Adam Feuerstein, I have another company to roll my eyes about. They have a completely different Alzheimer's plan - they've taken a discarded Pfizer candidate and are running with it. The drug in question is azeliragon, formerly PF-04494700, targeting RAGE (the receptor for advanced glycation endpoints), and the company's press material about it includes a qualifying statement that you don't run across very often: "Despite the 20mg/day…
  • Cutbacks at C&E News

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    Word is this morning that Chemical and Engineering News has let at least 8 staff members go in a reorganization, including former editor-in-chief Maureen Rouhi. The magazine outsourced its advertising sales some months ago, rather than drumming these up internally, and what I'm hearing is that their projected ad revenues are way off since the changeover. I don't know if that's the main reason for these staff changes, but it certainly has to be a factor. . .
 
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • Eating at night disrupts sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Chances are, you spend time regularly thinking about what you eat, and how much you eat. But how much attention do you pay to when you eat? Life seems to only get busier, and daily schedules more hectic. It’s easy, with all that’s going on, to skip out on meals during the day, or push back dinnertime to later in the evening. The result? More of your daily food intake happens later in the day, at night and close to bedtime. But eating too much in the evenings may have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep. According to the results of a new study, the timing of food intake may have…
  • The harm that light can do to your sleep

    Dr. Michael Breus
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Do you think about how you use and consume light? We live in a culture where electricity and artificial light are everywhere: inexpensive and always available in seemingly endless supply. We’re so used to being surrounded by light—it’s truly at our fingertips—that many of us don’t even think about it, much less question the timing and degree of our exposure. Yet a robust and growing body of scientific research suggests that for the sake of our sleep—and our overall health—we all need to start paying a lot more attention to the presence of light in our daily lives. How did we get…
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    The Perfect Sense

  • Creating a Website

    perfectsenseadmin
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:16 pm
    In today’s very competitive business world you need to have as many ways to communicate with your clients and potential clients as possible. A very good and affordable way is to get an online presence, it doesn’t have to be difficult at all. Even with just a very small web site, what I would call a ‘business card’ web site, you make it easier for people to contact you and often you will look more professional at the same time. You need to make it easier for people to contact you and this is a very good way with more and more people having Internet at home and specially…
  • Enjoying Draft Beer

    perfectsenseadmin
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:46 pm
    There has never ever been a much better time for the globe of beer compared to today. The options you have when it pertains to exactly what you intend to consume is endless. This is a revival for the draft beer industry and one where craft beer drinkers aid sway what breweries generate. Given that the movement of craft beer is grassroots, it’s taken virtually 30 years for beer drinkers to have an option in what they opt to drink. While selection remains generally in liquor, wine, and spirit establishments, lots of establishments are opening up that enable beer enthusiasts to continue to…
  • Cute Fox Takes Dogs Toy

    perfectsenseadmin
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    The helpless dog barks for the toy he has where fox plays freely with his toy. The dog is helpless mainly because he is inside the house watching the fox play from the window.Dog cries like a toddler cries when his toy has been taken away by someone else. The fox as always very cunning & smart tosses the toy to make the dog jealous and insecure of it. Dog is feeling jealous that he is not enjoying like the fox is in the cloudy weather outside and the fox roams freely where the dog cannot do the same with the toy.Fox is typically smaller in size than the dog, now the dog must be thinking…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Kingii, Smallest Inflatable In The World!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Kingii is small, non-invasive, reliable and with it's unobtrusive design for the first time providing safety in the water in a convenient way.The Kingii fits on your wrist, stays out of the way, is rechargeable and is there when you need it most. The smallest inflatable in the world is perfect for every activity, every age and every environment around the water. The risk of drowning and the need for bulky safety devices is over!The only thing that would make this better is it you could set the depth and not require the use to pull a tab. Parents - you worry about your kids but want them…
  • Peak Design, CAPTURE PRO CAMERA CLIP

    Aaron Usiskin
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Simple things make life that much better. I hate carrying around my camera, because of the neck strap. Everyone, pulls out their phone and snaps a picture. Peak Design has changed that and this belt/strap click is awesome.The CapturePRO® Camera Clip is our flagship, pro-quality camera carrying solution. Carry any camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. All-aluminum, extra-durable construction. Compatible with multiple tripod types, and can be used as a tripod head itself. The difference between this CapturePRO Camera Clip and our previous model is the PROplate that…
  • Road Bike Porn, Pinarello Dogma K8-S

    Aaron Usiskin
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    This has to be the hottest bike on the tour or in shops right now. I know they are using this for the cobblestones, but for the everyday rider on their local country roads this is a game changer.“Game changer” is not an idea from our marketing people, but the first words of Sir Bradley Wiggins after testing DOGMA K8-SYes, this product will revolutionize the world of ROAD BIKES, creating a new segment: The REAR SUSPENDED. The DOGMA K8-Sis the result of a specific request of TEAM SKY: to have an innovative frame able to reduce the psycho-physical stress of the athletes, and thus increase…
  • HERO4 Session, SMALL!

    Aaron Usiskin
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Wow, makes you want to sell your old GoPro. Again game changer and kept well under wraps. Who saw this coming? GoPro seems to be the only camera to buy and use. Why buy anything else, drop it, dunk it, freeze it, stuff it into your pocket, you can't go wrong with GoPro. HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet, featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one-button control, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras,1 HERO4 Session is the most wearable and mountable GoPro ever. With a…
  • Columbia OutDry Extreme Diamond Shell

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    $400 for a rain jacket. Not sure how many they will sell, but check out the review given by Outside magazine.THE GOOD:The most breathable rain jacket we’ve tested, thanks to a brand-new waterproof concept called OutDry Extreme that prevents the shell from ever wetting out. A tough, rubbery exterior is super abrasion-resistant, and it doesn’t look dirty as quickly as other shells. (More on this below.) THE BAD:The aesthetics didn’t appeal to everyone. Columbia is using contrasting external seam taping and contrasting patches on the shoulders. This makes…
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Saturated Fats

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Children who were diagnosed as suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD / ADHD) have been successfully treated by re-introducing natural saturated fats into their diets.Saturated fats are things such as whole cream, animal fat and coconut oil. Avocados and grass-fed butter are other examples of healthy, saturated fat. Your brain is made largely of fat, consisting of around seventy percent of…
  • During a Visit to My Doctor

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?""Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub.""Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup.""No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug.""So do you want a bed near the window?"© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins…
  • Welcome Back, Fat!

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    An article in the highly respected scientific journal, Journal of the American Medical Association, urges authorities to to remove restrictions on the amount of dietary fat.From the article:"The limit on total fat presents an obstacle to sensible change, promoting harmful low-fat foods, undermining attempts to limit intakes of refined starch and added sugar, and discouraging the restaurant and food industry from providing products higher in healthful fats. It is time for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services to develop the proper signage, public health…
  • How To Feel Great in Your Ripe Old Age - Even If You're 94

    25 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    "My name is Janice Gravely. In May 2015, I had my ninety-fourth birthday, but when I was seventy-five, I felt old.I had four degenerative diseases and I had a hard time fulfilling my speaking engagements that took me all over the United States, to China, Africa, Middle East, Russia, Europe.But one day, my hostess in New Orleans packed me a little insulated bag with something she called Barleygreen® and fresh carrot juice. Between radio dates and lunch, she had me drink the combination and it was good.Between lunch and the dinner meeting, she gave me another glass of the cold, delicious juice…
  • Signs That You Need More Protein

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Brain fogConstantly getting sickThin hair and it falls outBrittle NailsWeaknessCravings for sweetsMuscle and joint painFatigue Trouble sleepingWeight gain© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
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    Hospital Impact

  • Help Fierce recognize influential women in health IT

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    by Dan Bowman Each year, FierceHealthIT shines a spotlight on women who play a major role in the evolution of health IT. Our annual list--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the forefront of efforts merging patient care with technology. From providers, researchers and entrepreneurs to those in government, 28 leaders have been recognized over the past three years. Last year, Bon Secours Health System Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Patricia Sengstack represented one of 10 leaders on our list. Sengstack, the immediate past president of the American Nursing…
  • Reframing healthcare drama: Life is good!

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    by Scott Kashman Healthcare delivery changes at a rapid pace. Is this positive or doom and gloom? For more than 20 years, I've attended conferences where speakers have said, "these are unprecedented times in healthcare." Really? Doesn't it really come down to our view and attitude toward continuously improving our organizations? A few years back, I recall having discussions with colleagues about situations that at first seemed unfortunate. [More:] Some of their stories included: My home was majorly damaged with the recent storms--my insurance will cover the majority of the cost. Home prices…
  • Debunking the not-for-profit vs. for-profit dialysis care myth

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    by Allen Nissenson In the dialysis community--and the health sector as a whole--there is a single, unwavering goal: To improve the lives and well being of our patients. This universal sentiment holds true for those of us working in both for-profit (FP) care settings and not-for-profit (NFP) facilities. However, through the years, an assumption has developed that NFP facilities often provide better care than FP settings. Yet, when it comes to dialysis, this assumption no longer has basis in fact, especially in light of new research. Unfortunately, though, in some cases, such flawed perception…
  • Family perspective matters in the patient experience

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    by Jason A. Wolf I have had a number of personal encounters with the healthcare system during the last few years while growing and leading The Beryl Institute. Some remain more significant for the situation surrounding the experience and the encounter provided. In May 2013, I wrote a Hospital Impact blog about my first son's birth--underlining the critical importance of the "how" in driving experience excellence. I offered then that: What stood out to me and what made my family's experience, was something much simpler, yet more significant (than the litany of tactics an organization puts in…
  • Reducing hospital readmissions through telemedicine partnerships with skilled nursing facilities

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    by Raymond Hino Telemedicine systems, including remote presence technology, have evolved over the years from stationary workstations to mobile carts to the latest "robotic" units that self-propel themselves down our hospital corridors without a driver, according to preprogrammed GPS instructions. This technology has been credited with bringing specialists, including critical care intensivists, to the bedside in hospitals where no such practitioners live or work within hundreds of miles. Through my experience as a hospital CEO, I have seen our hospitals benefit through coverage in a variety of…
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • Cancer survival in England is improving – but still lagging behind similar countries

    Natalie Moitt
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:02 pm
    A study published today, by Cancer Research UK-funded scientists, shows that cancer survival in England remains lower than in other similar countries – something first identified back in the late 1980s. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The study also shows that – although we haven’t caught up yet – cancer survival in England has steadily increased since the mid-1990s. This is the latest in a long line of research, going back 25 years, that’s attempted to draw comparisons between different countries’ cancer survival. It’s a tricky and at times controversial issue, fraught with…
  • ‘Wake up and smell the coffee!’ Watch our Google Hangout on immunotherapy

    Kat Arney
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:16 am
    As a research-based organisation we like to experiment. Not just in the lab, but also in the ways we communicate our research to our supporters who fund it as well as the wider public. You can see the result of our latest trial in the Youtube video above: our first Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+. It’s a live web chat featuring Professor Fran Balkwill from the Barts Cancer Institute, Professor Ben Willcox from Birmingham University, and our own hosts Buddhini Samarasinghe and Kat Arney. Over 25 minutes or so we tackle the basics of the immune system and how it…
  • Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

    Kat Arney
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    On the 27th of September 2013 Tracy Collinson’s world turned upside down. Seemingly out of nowhere, her husband Nigel – father to their two young boys – was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. Just twelve weeks later he died in her arms. It’s a heartbreaking story and one that we hear all too often. More than half of all people diagnosed with oesophageal cancer survive less than a year. And although rates are increasing – particularly in men – survival has barely changed in decades. It’s a grim picture that urgently needs to change, which is why it’s one of the cancers we’re…
  • A ‘simple urine test’ for pancreatic cancer? Not just yet.

    Misha Gajewski
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    Pancreatic cancer has one of the poorest survival rates of any common cancers, with only three per cent of patients still alive five years after diagnosis. And despite our advances in understanding the disease, this figure has barely budged in the last 40 years. One reason for the lack of improvement is pancreatic cancer often doesn’t have early-stage symptoms, and so is often very advanced by the time patients are diagnosed. In fact, more than eight out of 10 people with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed when their cancer has already spread, which means that surgery to remove the tumour is…
  • England’s new cancer strategy – what happens next?

    Emlyn Samuel
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:47 am
    Last month, the Independent Cancer Taskforce published its strategy for improving cancer outcomes in England over the next five years. By making the changes suggested in its report the Taskforce estimates that, by 2020, the NHS could be saving 30,000 more lives each year. Strategies like this are important. They set ambitions and dedicate resources in the right places across the NHS to improve things for patients – something that’s been recognised at the highest level: the World Health Organisation believes that all countries should have a plan for cancer. And over the years, there’s…
 
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    Crossover Health » media

  • Managing Health Care Requires Managing Health (as a supply chain)

    scott
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Employers pay the lion’s share of health care costs and have the most to gain from an approach to health and wellness that both maximizes the productivity and happiness of their employees while saving them money. Employers are realizing that todays world if they want to manage healthcare costs, they have to manage health. This means taking on health care delivery, the byzantine networks, the insurance payment model, and well, the entire “process” of care. For most corporations, intensely focusing on lean processes and system optimization comes naturally. They have to know their…
  • Membership Model of Health

    scott
    22 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    In 2008, I was developing a concept that I called the Personal Medical Office
  • What is a Healthcare “Experience?”

    peterheywood
    21 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    In our line of work, it’s hard not to notice the changes to the hamster wheel of conventional healthcare practice. And it’s interesting to see how many of these “new” ideas are really just interpretations of Crossover’s intensely patient-focused, integrative and outcomes-based model. A lot has been written about the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or the pretty similar California-based Pay for Performance program run by the Integrated Healthcare Association. In both cases, there is a collaboration of hospitals, specialists, primary care physicians and other care providers who…
  • Dear Bombalero’s: Please don’t work here

    scott
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    This is a paragraph that I wrote in preparation for our latest Crossover Health University. It’s addressed to all our new Crossover Health Bombalero’s (affectionate name for all Crossover peeps). Dear Bombalero’s, We are so excited that each of you are here. I am always amazed to see how our company and our mission are able to attract some of the best, brightest, and most caring professionals in the industry. We love that you want to join with us in fundamentally changing the health care system. However, I hope you don’t “work” here. I hope that you…
  • The Role of the Company and the Brand

    peterheywood
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Brand (ˈbrand) n. Type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name. An identifying mark burned onto an animal or object to imply ownership. One of the most important economists in history died as recently as 2013, at the remarkable age of 102. Ronald Coase, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1991, taught and contributed to modern economics theory right up to that year. That we could all leave such long and productive lives! He made his name in a short essay published in 1937 (if you can imagine) called “The Nature of the Firm.” In it, he proposed the…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • In Brief: Group CBT for Perinatal Anxiety

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is well-established as a treatment for anxiety disorders; however, few studies have examined the efficacy of CBT specifically tailored to address perinatal anxiety. A recent pilot study has explored the use of a group CBT intervention. The group included 10 pregnant or postpartum women who were recruited from a hospital setting and […] The post In Brief: Group CBT for Perinatal Anxiety appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • SSRIs for Vasomotor Symptoms and Bone Health

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Recent research has indicated that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be an effective option for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause. However, it has been documented in some recent observational studies that SSRIs are associated with an increased risk of bone loss in older patients (2, 4). Since postmenopausal women are already […] The post SSRIs for Vasomotor Symptoms and Bone Health appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Augmentation with Quetiapine (Seroquel) for Women with PMDD

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    For women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the first line of pharmacological treatment. A significant body of evidence, including numerous double-blind, randomized studies, supports the effectiveness of SSRIs in reducing both the emotional, as well as physical symptoms, of PMS and PMDD. In general, women respond to low doses […] The post Augmentation with Quetiapine (Seroquel) for Women with PMDD appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • You Asked: Do Oral Contraceptives Cause Mood Swings or Depression?

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Many women have concerns about the side effects of oral contraceptives (birth control pills). Potential side effects include bloating, breast tenderness, and weight gain. In addition, some women may experience depression or mood swings, side effects that may influence a woman’s decision to start taking an oral contraceptive (OC), particularly if she has a history […] The post You Asked: Do Oral Contraceptives Cause Mood Swings or Depression? appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Placentophagy: More Myth Than Miracle

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Placentophagy.  That’s a fancy term for describing what some women do after giving birth.  Placentophagy refers to the act of eating the placenta after giving birth.  Almost all non-human placental mammals ingest their placentas after birth, and over the last decade, we have seen more women considering this option.  Health advocates claim that various hormones […] The post Placentophagy: More Myth Than Miracle appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health Blog

  • What is the perfect time to be a mother

    Smith
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Life is change constant decision taking to the path of the experiences through which we travel every day is built. However, is not the similar as deciding on a new look the time to move house or whether it is time to have children. There are decisions that are principally significant because they represent a fundamental change in our lives. Motherhood is undoubtedly one of the largest because it is not something that can be waived once we complete ​​the move. That is why for me as for many women it is very difficult to feel that we are ready and we have found the perfect place to be…
  • Care for dry hair

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    Your hair is very dry, breaks or is extremely fragile? This is because often an insufficient sebum production, but also our bad habits and a lack of specific care. To remedy this, we present an overview of best practices to keep in mind. On dry hair, sebum (whose key role is to hydrate the scalp) does not develop its function properly, favoring the irritation and itching. The hair loses its elasticity and becomes fragile, brittle and vulnerable, and the ends are easily opened. It is a phenomenon of genetic origin, although the hair may also become drier due to atmospheric factors (sun, wind,…
  • How to treat back pain

    Simon
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    The back pain is the pain which occurs in the lower back. It may be accompanied by referred pain or radiating pain in the territory of distribution of a nerve (sciatica), usually L5 and S1. The natural history of low back pain is acute, generally autorresolutiva. The goal of treatment is to provide initial comfort while the patient tries to keep as active as possible. Instructions Prolonged rest can lead to atrophy of the paraspinal muscles, chronic disability and difficulties in the rating.Bed rest for two to seven days is worse than doing or return to daily activity. Patients are…
  • How to relieve lower back pain

    Simon
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    One of the most common conditions is the back pain and particularly in the lower area. This condition can be caused by various reasons such as herniated discs , pinched nerves, weight lifting incorrectly, bad posture, etc … See some alternative remedies to surgery or drugs Easing the lower back pain. Instructions One of the main ways to relieve lower back pain is massaging the painful area . We can get massages ourselves, but is best done by someone else and, whenever possible, a professional to avoid further injury. Another way to relieve the painful area is using lumbar…
  • Relieving pain middle back

    Simon
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Normally back pain in the middle zone is produced by a muscle imbalance between the muscles found in the chest and back. We also give some home remedies that can undo the pain that you have in your middle back. Read carefully. ·         Preventing back pain in the middle Usually pain in the middle of the back are from a vice or bad habit acquired by sitting, usually at work, so we must have a correct posture when sitting , especially particularly careful. We sit with the spine straight and against the backrest of the chair. The shoulders should be parallel to the frontal…
 
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    Evolving Wellness

  • Roasted Eggplant Baba Ganoush Recipe

    4 Aug 2015 | 3:25 am
    Characteristics Baba ganoush is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that is often used as a dip, spread, appetizer, or side to a meal. There are many versions and variations of it depending on the particular region and its culinary customs. The following recipe provides a modified version of a baba ganoush that is more common in the Egyptian culture. It incorporates healthy, wholesome ingredients and is oil-free. It is a source of healthy carbohydrates, protein, and fats, as well as fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. It is rich and creamy, and its versatility makes it…
  • Creamy Cashew All-Purpose Sauce

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Characteristics This delicious, rich and creamy sauce can easily become a staple addition for a variety of your favorite dishes. Its incredible versatility complements all dishes, including pastas, veggies, beans, and mushrooms. You can use it as a sauce, a spread, or a dip. It truly lives up to its all-purpose name, as you can modify it in a variety of ways that will provide a unique flavor and usage experience. It can be gentle and mild to appeal to young children and it can be strong and flavorful to appeal to teens and adults. It provides a rich assortment of wholesome nutrients,…
  • Onion & Mushroom Herbed Brown Rice Patties

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    Characteristics Bean or lentil patties, often called veggie burgers are a great, filling and delicious meal, and ultra healthy when homemade from wholesome ingredients. But what if you'd like an alternate to beans or lentils? This is where these fantastic brown rice patties can come in very handy. They are easy to make and packed with healthy carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are a source of protein, are naturally low in fat, and cholesterol free. Enjoy these for yourself or the whole family for a slew of home meals or take them on the go to work, school, or travel. TYPE:…
  • How to Choose the Best Hummus: Comparing the Best & Worst Options

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    As our dietary habits change to reflect more health-conscious choices via whole, plant-based foods, hummus is a common food many of us turn to. Its versatile uses and flavors, along with its appealing creaminess and nutritional excellence, make hummus a popular food choice. However, as with most things in our society, not all hummus is created equal, which can turn this wonderful health food into a poor choice. In this essay I will provide you with a comprehensive guide to help you choose the healthiest hummus possible, and compare some of the best and worst options available. Hummus can be…
  • Chocolate Mint Tofu Pudding

    28 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    Characteristics This decadent, rich, creamy and refreshing pudding is an excellent snack or treat for both kids and adults alike. It provides a healthy and wholesome way to enjoy some pudding, while avoiding the many processed pudding options commonly found in stores. The fresh mint used in this recipe, as opposed to mint extract provides that much more richness in terms of flavor and nutrition benefits. As long as we use organic tofu, we avoid problems associated with GM soy, and get to enjoy a healthy high-protein and low-fat meal option. It is super easy and quick to make and provides a…
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    Weighty Matters

  • More Questionably Legal Claims Made By The Dairy Farmers of Canada

    4 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    You might remember a few weeks ago when I questioned the legality of the claims being made by the Dairy Farmers of Canada at a recent Canadian Obesity Network conference. The issues at hand were two-fold. Firstly claims were being made about milk products' abilities to prevent colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, improve bone health, and confer healthy blood pressure. Secondly, those claims were being made about milk products as a whole, and not about the nutrients found in milk. Both of those are a no-no, as according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, "Nutrient function claims may not…
  • Saturday Stories: Conflicts of Interest, A Very Troubled Teen, and George Deek.

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Friend and RD Andy Bellatti in Beyond Chron discusses conflicts of interest and nutrition.Karen K. Ho in Toronto Life with the riveting story of a troubled young woman and the hit she took out on her parents.Adi Schwartz in Tablet Magazine covers the incredible, true, and hopeful story of George Deek, at once an Israeli diplomate to Norway, an Arab, and a Christian.        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Mirna Valerio, Genohype, and Oliver SacksSaturday Stories: Soda Taxes, Earthquakes, GMO Must Read, and ProteinSaturday Stories: Cancer, Cancer, and False…
  • What Do Dogs Do When Their Owners Leave Them Home Alone?

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    If today's Funny Friday video has any say, they do whatever it is they're not supposed to.Have a great weekend!        Related Stories"Stop Pushing Gross Fruits and Vegetables on Your Kids"I May Just Take Up Meditation!Babies React To UofT's Defence of Its Anti-Vaccination Course 
  • The Chair of Nutritional Sciences at UofT Says Canada's Food Guide Sucks

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    And boy does it ever. I've been railing on about how bad it is for nearly a decade now, and just a few weeks ago, Dr. Mary L'Abbe, the Chair of the University of Toronto's Department of Nutritional Sciences, along with her graduate student, Mahsa Jessri published their paper, "The Time for an Updated Canadian Food Guide Has Arrived (Full Text)". After reading it, I invited them to write me a guest post, and here one is as written by PhD candidate Jessri.Since 1942, Canada has published food guides with a strong emphasis on meeting nutrient requirements. Canada, like many other Western…
  • Weight Is the Wrong Measure for Physical Activity Interventions

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    The other day I was reading about point-of-action queues and their impact on stair climbing behaviour and I came across this study, ‘Take the stairs instead of the escalator’: effect of environmental prompts on community stair use and implications for a national ‘Small Steps’ campaignIt's a straight forward paper that looked at 8 studies and the impact they found stair climbing prompts in heavily trafficked areas had on stair climbing behaviours. The authors found that simple point-of-action signage and prompts led to a nearly 5% increase in stair climbing among women and half that…
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • 3 Generations of European Women Share Their Beauty Secrets

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Display Title:  3 Generations of European Women Share Their Beauty Secrets Subtitle:  European women have a certain je ne sais quoi, an elegance and simplicity, a self-possessed confidence. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read the Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/cosmetics/content/3-generations-european-women-share-the... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • From Immobility to Beekeeping: How One Woman Managed Her Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:18 am
    Display Title:  From Immobility to Beekeeping: How One Woman Managed Her Rheumatoid Arthritis Subtitle:  After her diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Phyllis had trouble doing the things she had previously loved. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read the Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/content/immobility-beekeeping-how-o... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • How to Talk to Your Doctor About Hot Flashes

    Kaitlyn Thompson
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Display Title:  How to Talk to Your Doctor About Hot Flashes Subtitle:  Talking with your doctor about how hot flashes can be managed may open up new possibilities for combating symptoms. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Learn More URL:  http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/how-talk-your-doctor-about-hot-flashes Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • The Impact of Stress on Hormone Imbalance

    Erin Kennedy
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Stress – everyone experiences it in some form or another every day. Even on that much-anticipated resort vacation, your mind is whirring with the endless to-dos that await back home. Image:  URL:  Learn More Associated Editorial:  Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Block Weight:  -3 Two Columns:  Yes read more
  • 8 Nutrition Hacks for Headaches

    Nutrition Sheila
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Nothing drains the life out of your day quite like being knocked down with a headache. Slide Title:  <strong>1) Drink plenty of water</strong> Image:  Image Caption:  Design Pics/PhotoSpin Image Text:  Often the first step to take when tackling a headache is to sit down and drink a glass of water or two. Even mild dehydration can cause a headache. Severe dehydration or chronically being dehydrated can significant and reoccurring headaches. Make sure to get 8 cups a day minimum. High temperatures, altitudes and physical activity increase your need for fluids.
 
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    But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness

  • Look Out World… I’m Back In The Saddle Again!

    christine
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:22 am
    A few years ago I got thrown from my horse. OK, who am I kidding? I am a Brooklyn girl at heart, no horses for me. But literally I felt like I had, if not been thrown from my horse, I was certainly thrown off my game. Life kept throwing me obstacles and I found […] The post Look Out World… I’m Back In The Saddle Again! appeared first on But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.
  • Wigs, Hats, and Make Up… Oh My! Trying to Look Better, When You Feel Bad.

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

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

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

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

  • In response to “managing superutilizers—staying patient centered is the solution”

    Jing Li, Mark V. Williams
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
  • In reference to “managing superutilizers—staying patient centered is the solution”

    Tim Mercer, Jonathan Bae, Joanna Kipnes, Noppon Setji
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
  • Evidence-based care pathway for cellulitis improves process, clinical, and cost outcomes

    Peter M. Yarbrough, Polina V. Kukhareva, Emily Sydnor Spivak, Christy Hopkins, Kensaku Kawamoto
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    BACKGROUNDCellulitis is a common infection with wide variation of clinical care. OBJECTIVETo implement an evidence-based care pathway and evaluate changes in process metrics, clinical outcomes, and cost for cellulitis. DESIGNA retrospective observational pre-/postintervention study was performed. SETTINGUniversity of Utah Health Care, a 500-bed academic medical center in Salt Lake City, Utah. PATIENTSAll patients 18 years or older admitted to the emergency department observation unit or hospital with a primary diagnosis of cellulitis. INTERVENTIONDevelopment of an evidence-based care pathway…
  • Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of pleural effusions

    Nilam J. Soni, Ricardo Franco, Maria I. Velez, Daniel Schnobrich, Ria Dancel, Marcos I. Restrepo, Paul H. Mayo
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    We review the literature on the use of point-of-care ultrasound to evaluate and manage pleural effusions. Point-of-care ultrasound is more sensitive than physical exam and chest radiography to detect pleural effusions, and avoids many negative aspects of computerized tomography. Additionally, point-of-care ultrasound can assess pleural fluid volume and character, revealing possible underlying pathologies and guiding management. Thoracentesis performed with ultrasound guidance has lower risk of pneumothorax and bleeding complications. Future research should focus on the clinical effectiveness…
  • Sepsis: An update in management

    Benjamin T. Galen, Christopher Sankey
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Hospitalists are a critical link in providing evidence-based care for patients with sepsis across the disease spectrum, from early recognition to recovery. The past decade of sepsis research has led to significant findings that will change clinical practice for hospital medicine practitioners. Although the incidence of severe sepsis in the United States has continued to rise, in-hospital mortality has declined. Management of the spectrum of sepsis disorders is no longer restricted to the intensive care unit (ICU). This review article will provide an update in the management of sepsis for…
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    The American Journal of Medicine

  • Reducing and Understanding Ceruloplasmin Overuse With a Decision Support Intervention for Liver Disease Evaluation

    Elliot B. Tapper, Neil Sengupta, Michelle Lai, Gary Horowitz
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Over-testing is a source of significant healthcare costs, both in terms of dollars spent and the false-positives generated. Clinicians frequently test patients with elevated liver enzymes (a common problem) for Wilson Disease (a rare disease) using a ceruloplasmin level.
  • All-cause mortality associated with TNF- Inhibitors in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

    Lucile Poiroux, Yannick Allanore, André Kahan, Jérôme Avouac
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    To compare mortality data obtained from randomized controlled trials for the five tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitors used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Regular Physical Activity: Forgotten Benefits

    Steven Lewis, Charles H. Hennekens
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Both men and women who engage in regular physical activity experience statistically significant and clinically important reductions in the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States (1). Physical activity also reduces the risks of developing diabetes, hypertension, and colon cancer; enhances mental health; improves muscle, bone and joint health, and helps maintain function and preserve independence in older adults (1). In fact, regular physical activity may ameliorate many of the emerging and increasingly prevalent clinical, public health and…
  • Negative Secular Trends in Medicine Student Debt

    Robert M. Doroghazi
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I believe there are a number of secular trends which decrease the attractiveness of a career in Medicine to our brightest young men and women, that affect every aspect of a physician’s training and major life decisions, make it less desirable for senior physicians to continue in practice, and make it more difficult to deliver quality patient care.
  • Variability in United States Allopathic Medical School Tuition

    Joseph A. Gil, Sarah Park, Alan H. Daniels
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Over the course of the last generation, the cost of medical school attendance and medical student debt has drastically increased. Medical student debt has been reported as high as $350,000, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reports that medical school tuition continues to increase annually. The increasing cost of medical education and associated financial burden is now beginning to deter potential applicants from pursuing a career in medicine. In this study we aimed to assess medical school tuition across the United States.
 
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • Next Accreditation System outcomes and Special Review as part of Graduate Medical Oversight of Internal Medicine Programs in the United States: A review

    Michael T. Flannery
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) previously evaluated programs with direct site visits, every 1–5years. The length of time between visits would depend on program data supplied in a program information form (PIF) and the interview of representative residents and the program director at the site visit reviewing and confirming certain facts about the program. In 2013, the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education went to the Next Accreditation System every 10years with certain targeted outcomes viewed yearly to determine whether 10years between visits…
  • A young woman with a heart attack?

    Amy Schimke, Andrew Weintraub
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A 38year-old nulliparous woman with no cardiac risk factors abruptly developed chest discomfort during a routine exercise run. The discomfort recurred with minimal exertion for the next three days, after which she presented to the emergency department for evaluation.
  • A 64-year old woman with right hand swelling and paresthesia

    Or Kalchiem-Dekel, Sharon Davidesko, Nimrod Maimon
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A 64-year old woman presented to the emergency department with a 6-month history of right lateral cervical pain and a 2-week history of erythema and swelling of her right hand and wrist, accompanied by a tingling sensation along her right forearm. The patient denied recent occurrence of fever, recent trauma, or strenuous exercise. She appeared comfortable. Her temperature was 36.2°C, blood pressure was 132/70mm Hg, pulse was 89beats/minute and O2 saturation was 98% in ambient room air. Physical examination of the right upper limb revealed mild erythema and non-pitting edema of the hand and…
  • The effect of statins on the occurrence of peptic ulcer

    Anning Feng, Eric Chuang, Szu-Hsien Wu, Jia-Chi Wang, Shih-Ni Chang, Cheng-Li Lin, Chia-Hung Kao
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This study was to determine the association between the use of statins and the occurrence of peptic ulcer diseases (PUD).
  • Peripheral neuropathy: An underreported neurologic manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease

    Carmen García-Cabo, Germán Morís
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    One of the most frequent neurologic complications reported in inflammatory bowel disease population is peripheral neuropathy; however, clinical aspects of peripheral nerve damage are not well characterized. The aim of the review is to present the existing literature on peripheral neuropathy in inflammatory bowel disease patients.
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    AAFP News

  • Health is Primary Session Energizes Residents, Students

    4 Aug 2015 | 1:32 pm
    The 2015 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students opened with a presentation on the Health is Primary campaign that spotlighted three innovative family physicians.
  • Three Cities Take Custom Approaches to Population Health

    4 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Building on the concept that where one lives is a strong indicator of future health, three cities are tackling population health in their own distinctive ways.
  • AAFP Students, Residents Elect New Leaders for Coming Year

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    More than 1,100 family medicine residents and 1,200 medical students gathered at the 2015 National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students, where new leaders were elected to champion family medicine.
  • AAFP Board Takes Tough Stand on Retail Clinics

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Armed with a newly minted set of characteristics governing how retail clinics nationwide should approach the provision of health care, the AAFP is set to enter into discussions with any and all such companies about future opportunities to collaborate for the good of patients.
  • AAFP Joins Drive For All Clinical Trials to Register, Report Results

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    The AAFP has joined the AllTrials USA campaign that launched on July 29. The campaign is calling for all past and present clinical trials in the United States to be registered and report their results.
 
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    Health & Fitness - Los Angeles Times

  • For Rush's Geddy Lee, touring means training

    James S. Fell
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Saturday night at the Forum, Canadian rock trio Rush takes its Los Angeles fans on a trip back through time. It's often said that the band makes a big sound for having only three members, and for more than four decades 62-year-old lead singer and bassist Geddy Lee's double duties have been straining...
  • For new dietary guidelines, U.S. panel looks at the whole plate

    Lily Dayton
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to a healthful diet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That's the new approach a nutritional advisory committee has taken in its recommendations to the federal government for the upcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • How one man conquered his paralyzing fear of swimming in open water (and how you can too)

    Anna Scott
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    On an unusually chilly Friday evening, Culver City's public pool bustled with activity. Dozens of swimmers kicked and splashed as bundled-up coaches called instructions from the deck. At one end of the pool, Joe McCauley swam a lap of freestyle. His arms circled slowly, deliberately. His torso...
  • Your guide to L.A.'s indoor cycling scene: Here's how SoulCycle stacks up against the rest

    Vincent Boucher
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    In the late 1980s, a handsome, muscle-bound transplant to Santa Monica from South Africa called Johnny G (for Goldberg) came up with an idea for indoor cycling classes he called Spinning. Indoor cycling soon became a fitness mainstay, but he could hardly have anticipated the scene today.
  • Ricki Lake takes pride in her work behind the lens on women's health

    Emily Dwass
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Ricki Lake has gone from the lead in the 1988 cult-favorite film "Hairspray" to roles in movies and television, including "Cry-Baby," "China Beach" and "The King of Queens," and stints as a talk-show host. But perhaps the role she has worked hardest at is her current one: advocate for women's health....
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Travel Tips: Fitness & Eating Healthy

    Angie
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:45 am
      Travel Tips: Fitness & Eating Healthy Do dreams of a relaxing vacation, froo froo drink in hand while taking in the suns rays dance around in your head? Maybe you think throwing in the towel and just living it up on your next trip would be alright? Thankfully you don’t have to throw in […] The post Travel Tips: Fitness & Eating Healthy appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Exploring Essential Oils: The Beginning

    Angie
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Using Essential Oils Over the last few months, I have started to use essential oils. It’s been fun playing around with them to see how they might benefit me. I have used them to help me stay focused and on task, to relieve occasional sleeplessness, head and neck tension and the biggest for me has […] The post Exploring Essential Oils: The Beginning appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • BHL Challenge Week 1: Exercise Log and Weight Loss Tracking

    Angie
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    BHL Challenge Week 1: Exercise Log and Weight Loss Tracking Ready to start week one of the Better Healthy Living challenge? Well it’s time and this week we’ll focus on keeping an exercise log and weight loss tracking. I have printed out this calendar and will keep track on paper. You can also track your food […] The post BHL Challenge Week 1: Exercise Log and Weight Loss Tracking appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • 31 Day FIT challenge: August 2015

    Angie
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge 2015 This month is my 5th Better Healthy Living Challenge (usually held in June). To be honest, there has been so much going on this past year that I have not had enough time to prepare to make it as big as the last couple years. But I still wanted to […] The post 31 Day FIT challenge: August 2015 appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Love My Recumbent Bike Workouts

    Angie
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Recumbent Bike Workouts: Great for Low Impact Fitness We have had a recumbent bike for some time now. I haven’t used it a ton but when I do, I love my low impact recumbent bike workouts. Right now, the recumbent bike is in our living room (there is no space left in the home gym) […] The post Love My Recumbent Bike Workouts appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
 
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    BestHealth Mag

  • What Don't You Tell Your Doctor?

    mgreer
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
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  • Charlotte Tilbury: British Makeup Rock Star

    mgreer
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
  • 15 Diet Secrets Only Thin Women Know

    mgreer
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
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  • Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?

    mgreer
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
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  • 5 Must-Read Books for Runners

    mgreer
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  These motivational books for runners will have you dusting off your sneakers well before you turn the last page Slide Title:  Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run by Alexandra Heminsley Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Running Like a Girl is a comical story about becoming a runner and the somewhat unrealistic expectations author Alexandra Heinsley had when first starting out. $18, amazon.ca Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Runner: A short story about a long run…
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    Association of Health Care Journalists

  • Calif. water shortage highlights lack of another resource: time

    Susan Heavey
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:57 am
    California’s Drought via photopin (license) Reporters covering inequality know that one commodity the poor have very little of is time. Whether it’s a lack of transportation that means multiple bus rides to get to work, or rushing between two jobs with no time for cooking, there never seems to be enough time for life’s most basic tasks. When it comes to health and inequality, I have heard countless stories about time (or lack thereof), from the inability to quickly get to a medical appointment to food “deserts” where access to fresh, healthy food is miles and hours away. But…
  • Livable design helps baby boomers age at home

    Liz Seegert
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    Image by David Illig via flickr. Unlike past generations of retirees, most aging baby boomers say they want to remain in their own homes as they get older, yet most don’t make the appropriate renovations to do so. A survey of boomer-age adults shows that while 40 percent plan to remodel their homes, only 21 percent think about their own health and aging as part of those plans. However, when universal design features are pointed out, the majority said they would consider including them. “Remodeling provides natural opportunities to consider important design changes,” Jodi Olshevski,…
  • Reporter explains how she cultivated sources for story on senior dental care

    Mary Otto
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    Hanah Cho Millions of seniors in America struggle to find dental care. Hanah Cho met a few of them who were grateful to find care at a clinic run by the North Dallas Shared Ministries. The patients’ frank accounts of their pain and relief, included in a recent feature by Cho, brought the issue home for readers of The Dallas Morning News. Cho, who is now a writer/editor at the personal finance startup NerdWallet, took time to reflect on her May 13 dental story, “Bridging the Dental Care Gap for Seniors,” in this Q&A for AHCJ. She offers thoughts on the challenges and breakthroughs…
  • Earliest known evidence of dentistry detected in re-examined Paleolithic tooth

    Mary Otto
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Image via Nature(A) Occlusal view of the RM3. (B) Detailed view of the large occlusal cavity with the four carious lesions and the chipping area on the mesial wall. Section A-A is directed mesio-distally, passing through the larger carious lesion. (C) MicroCT slice of the Villabruna RM3 in correspondence with section A-A. Scientists studying a decayed lesion within an ancient wisdom tooth say they have discovered the earliest known evidence of dentistry. The cavitated third molar belonged to a young man said to have lived and died in Northern Italy during the Late Upper Paleolithic era.
  • Context, context, context: How journalists can avoid confusing readers with the latest research findings

    Tara Haelle
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Whatiguana via Wikimedia Commons A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association explored the responsibility that journals have to public health in reporting on the association – or lack thereof – between adverse events and different drugs, devices or vaccines. Reporting on these kinds of studies is a mainstay for most regular health beat reporters: Every week a new study says that this drug may increase the risk of that condition, or that this device is no longer thought to increase the risk of some other condition. While the editorial points out the journal’s…
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    Lifescript

  • Make Your Own College Survival Kit

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Maureen Salamon, Special to Lifescript BACK TO SCHOOL SERIES Kids leaving for college for the first time don’t always know what to pack – and what to leave behind. They’d never forget their laptops or favorite shampoo, but don’t give a thought to other essentials – like first aid or flu supplies. After all, that’s Mom and Dad’s department, right? Read on for what to bring to college to keep your freshman healthy when you’re not around... For most teenagers, college is the first time they’ll be away from home since sleepaway camp. But while your eager undergrad’s…
  • Make Your Own College Survival Kit

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Maureen Salamon, Special to Lifescript BACK TO SCHOOL SERIES Kids leaving for college for the first time don’t always know what to pack – and what to leave behind. They’d never forget their laptops or favorite shampoo, but don’t give a thought to other essentials – like first aid or flu supplies. After all, that’s Mom and Dad’s department, right? Read on for what to bring to college to keep your freshman healthy when you’re not around... For most teenagers, college is the first time they’ll be away from home since sleepaway camp. But while your eager undergrad’s…
  • Greg Louganis Weighs the Price of Gold in HBO Documentary

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Kristyn Burtt, Lifescript Entertainment Editor Ever wondered what happened to Olympic great Greg Louganis? The winner of multiple gold medals shares his life story in an upcoming HBO documentary. Read on for a glimpse of the onetime diving sensation’s life since he captured the world’s attention… Who is Greg Louganis? That is the question being asked in a new documentary called “Back on Board: Greg Louganis," premiering on HBO on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The four-time Olympic gold medalist went through years of difficulties starting with his childhood though his…
  • Cyndi Lauper Spread the Word About Disabling Skin Disease

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Crystal Nay, Special to Lifescript Girls just want to have fun, but it’s more difficult when psoriasis leaves you covered in a scaly rash – or in @Cyndi Lauper’s case – bedridden as well. Read about the rock legend’s battle with the high-impact condition… Mention Cyndi Lauper and many fans think of the legendary singer’s outrageous hair and ‘80s’ vocal vibe. More recently, she hit the Great White Way with her music and lyrics for the Broadway hit “Kinky Boots.” Now the Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning singer, 62, is partnering with the National Psoriasis Foundation…
  • How Much Do You Know About Vaccines?

    14 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
 
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    Lifescript

  • Should I Take a Stress Test Before Exercising?

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffSo your gym shoes are on, you’ve got your exercise towel and extra-comfy workout shorts. But are you forgetting something? Some people may need to see a physician for an exercise stress test before beginning a workout. In addition to being used in cardiac programs, exercise stress tests are often part of fitness planning. If you join a fitness center, for example, you may need an exercise stress test to make sure you can safely participate in various activities and help you set exercise goals. The American Diabetes Association suggests that you…
  • Most Common Thyroid Problems In Women

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Winnie Yu, Special to LifescriptWeight changes and depression are just two symptoms that may indicate thyroid problems in women. In this exclusive Lifescript interview, Elizabeth Pearce, M.D., explains why the issue affects so many. Find out how to stay healthy and see if you might have thyroid disease... Ever wonder why you don’t hear much about guys and thyroid problems? Although men have the gland, they’re less likely to develop problems with it. In fact, about 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid problem in their lifetime. So what issues should women watch out for?
  • Angioplasty Recovery: 10 Exercise Tips (and One Surprise!)

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Susan Jara, Special to LifescriptAlong with taking your medication as prescribed, exercise after angioplasty is the key to your long-term recovery. Follow these doctor-recommended tips to stay safe and boost your heart health for years to come. We all know that exercise is good for our hearts, but exercise after angioplasty becomes the heart of your recovery and lifelong health. Angioplasty, also known as percutaneous coronary intervention, is a procedure used to open narrow or blocked heart arteries, typically by placing a small mesh tube called a stent to support those arteries. It…
  • Managing ADHD Through the Stages of Life

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Ellen Wlody, Special to LifescriptAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a lifelong issue for some women. Read on for expert advice on handling the condition in young adulthood, motherhood and midlife… As women age, they have different needs and challenges. After all, what worked in your 20s doesn’t always bring success in your 50s. It’s the same for women with ADHD. Even if you were diagnosed with ADHD as a child – and most women aren’t, according to a 2014 study – you face different stresses and circumstances as your life changes from…
  • Managing Severe Food Allergies

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Valerie J. Nelson, Special to LifescriptIf you have severe – and potentially fatal – food allergies, avoiding allergens and becoming a food detective are paramount. A teacher who has spent more than one-third of her life battling life-threatening allergies shares her story… Elyse Hahne quickly learned in her late teens the No. 1 rule of managing her life: Avoid foods that make you sick. It’s not as simple as it sounds. Most allergic reactions occur when people eat foods they thought were safe to consume, according to Food Allergy Research & Education, a…
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  • Does Posting Calorie Count on Restaurant Menus Help People Eat Better?

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, Lifescript Chief Medical Officer Do you look at calorie counts on chain-restaurant menus? If so, do they influence your food choices? Initial studies provide insight into the effect of menu calorie counting on consumers. You might be surprised by the results… The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that many chain restaurants post the calorie count of their menu items. The idea behind the regulations is to allow consumers to make “informed and healthy dietary choices,” according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and presumably eat fewer calories.
  • Are Multiple Fetal Ultrasounds Safe For Your Baby?

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, Lifescript Chief Medical Officer The first image of your baby, seen on ultrasound, brings delight and excitement. But are multiple fetal ultrasounds safe for the baby? Read on to learn what new studies reveal… Fetal ultrasound has been around for 50 years. The benefits are considerable. The imaging procedure accurately estimates when the baby was conceived, determines when to induce labor, identifies multiple babies and detects abnormalities. Furthermore, today’s ultrasound machines provide images of the baby with remarkable clarity and detail, contributing to the…
  • Knee Pain Help: Surgery or Exercise?

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerKnee pain is a constant companion for many people over age 50. Controversy swirls around the best way to treat the problem. Read on for advice about whether you should undergo surgery or exercise instead… This topic is personal. I confess to having aging knees, and I’ve undergone multiple arthroscopic surgeries over the past 15 years. Football and rugby games have exacted their toll. Now I again face decision about whether to undergo keyhole surgery for knee pain. A new report suggests that I should spare the knife in…
  • Returning to Haiti With Fresh Eyes

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer On June 29, Lifescript will bring a medical, volunteer and documentary team back to the Glory Glory clinic and orphanage in southwestern Haiti. Here, team leader Edward C. Geehr, M.D., explains his plans for the mission… Lifescript’s Team Haiti is in the final stages of preparation for our trip to the Glory Glory orphanage and clinic. For me, this is an exciting return journey. More than half of the 25 travelers – including 10 children, accompanied by their parents – have never been to the island. I’m a…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Can we train our brain to dislike the food we crave?

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people would we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less? That’s exactly what a new study tried to find out.
  • Dream yourself thin?

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    A new review article in The Journal of Health Psychology examines how sleep impacts food intake, and suggests that when sleep is disrupted our hormones (such as leptin and ghrelin) drive hunger, our cognition is impaired -- leading to less impulse control -- and we tend to look for pleasurable stimuli such as food to reward ourselves out of our crankiness.
  • Are we eating our veggies yet?

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    A report from the US Department of Agriculture finds that American farmers are have grown 5 percent more veggies in the past year, that, despite the drought, floods and all. But Americans aren’t eating more veggies: the local consumption remained almost flat.
  • Kale (prepared two ways) salad

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    We've become a kale obsessed nation in the last few years, but I do hope kale isn't one of these trends that rise, peak -- which it already has -- ebb and then be forgotten. Because kale is really great: tasty (when prepared right), nutritious, and it keeps fresh for a long while (much unlike spinach that wilts very quickly).
  • Can water improve your mood?

    Dr. Ayala
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    While we know that not having enough to drink in extreme heat, or when vigorously exercising makes people very unhappy (and quite ill), it’s less clear how small changes in fluid intake affect mood and energy levels.
 
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    Healthier Talk

  • Top 10 Healthy Alkalizing Foods for Healthy pH Balance

    Alice Wessendorf
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    “Corrina explains why we want to eat more alkaline-forming foods and try to limit acid-forming foods from our diets. She then counts down the top 10 healthiest, alkaline-forming foods that we should be eating. Processed, refined fast foods, artificial sweeteners, most drugs (prescription and street), caffeine and many others are acid-forming. Thisvideo will tell you the top 10 foods to help you re-gain your health and alkalize your body. In a fast food nation, eating healthy food becomes difficult to do. Yet a poor diet contributes to low energy, obesity, stress, health problems and…
  • Practice Mindful Meditation to Combat Disease

    Dr. Isaac Eliaz
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The health benefits of meditation, whether secular or spiritual, have long been recognized in the East, and now these benefits have successfully been tested in the rigors of the scientific community with excellent results. More and more peer reviewed research on meditation confirms that it is a viable method of improving health and psychological/emotional well being, helping with issues ranging from cardiovascular disease, inflammation, immune activity, to pain, anxiety, depression, mental imbalances, and more. As a relaxation technique, meditation offers many benefits, and it is well known…
  • Shun the Sun at Your Own Risk?

    iHealthTube
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Because of the associated risks of too much sun exposure – skin damage and cancer to name the most well known – more and more people are following the common advice to avoid the sun. However, as Dr. Elizabeth Plourde explains in this interview, sun exposure is vital for the human body’s production of vitamin D. And indeed, we’re currently seeing a rise in conditions related to vitamin D deficiency, such as Rickets. Dr. Plourde gives suggestions on how to balance out sun exposure to maintain optimal health.
  • Relief for Mosquito Bites

    Dr. Jonathan Wright
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    Q: Working in my garden in the evening, I end up covered in bug bites. What can I do to relieve the inflammation? Dr. Wright: One of the most effective treatments for mosquito bites (or other bug bites) is a paste made of any of the digestive enzymes — pancreatin, bromelain, or papain. These enzymes come in tablet, capsule, or powder form and are available in any natural food store. The powder form is ready to be mixed, but tablets can be crushed and capsules emptied. Then, combine the resulting powder with as little water as necessary to make a paste. The paste should be applied…
  • 10 Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy

    Dr. Edward Group
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Well summer’s here and you know what that means. That’s right, more outdoor fun and, unfortunately, probably a few cases of poison ivy to go along with it. If you’ve never experienced a case of poison ivy consider yourself incredibly lucky. Poison ivy causes a rash when the plant toxin, urushiol (one of the deadliest natural poisons on the planet) comes into contact with human skin. Along with the rash comes swelling, blisters, pain and an amazing amount of itching. Besides intense itching and pain, accidentally rubbing up against this poisonous plant can cause red bumps,…
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  • Substantial Queries About the Act of Abortion. Has to it be law.

    admin
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Abortion is the method of taking out fetus for the uterus which results in termination of childbearing. This technique is one of the accepted surgical procedures conducted in the united states and other countries year in year out. Medical studies let you know more than 30 per cent this ladies cease their pregnancy trough abortion. Recently, abortion has become a essential honest obstacle in the field of national politics, rules and in addition religion as every and each sector features its own opinion and interpretation all the way to the main topic of abortion. Such as, a few individuals…
  • Major Questions Regarding the action of Abortion. Seriously should it be official.

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Abortion is the procedure of doing away with fetus away from the womb which leads to termination of being pregnant. This approach has become the established medical procedures executed in the country in addition to nations every year. Clinical tests signify more and more than 30 percent of these wives last part their gestation trough abortion. By now, abortion has changed into a very important honest difficulty in the field of politics, regulation and likewise religion as each and every sector has its own opinion and interpretation towards the main topic of abortion. As an illustration, a few…
  • Main Queries About the Act of Abortion. Will have to it be lawful.

    admin
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    Abortion is the procedure of the removal of fetus by way of the womb which results in termination of being pregnant. This approach is amongst the regarded surgical procedures carried out in the country coupled with other nations each year. Research studies signify more than 30 pct on the girls close their pregnancy trough abortion. Right now, abortion has developed into essential honest predicament in the area of nation-wide politics, law and moreover religion as every and each field has its own interpretation and opinion towards the main topic of abortion. For instance, some folks imagine…
  • Premier Questions Regarding the Act of Abortion. Ought it be 100 % legal.

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Abortion is the procedure of taking out unborn child out from the womb which results in termination of childbearing. This procedure is amongst the renowned medical procedures performed in the united states besides other countries every year. Tests specify that more than 30 per-cent through the girls cease their having a baby trough abortion. Currently, abortion has developed into important ethical difficulty in the area of nation-wide politics, regulation and likewise religious beliefs as every and each industry has its own opinion and interpretation when it comes to the main topic of…
  • Leading Queries About the action of Abortion. Will probably it be 100 % legal.

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Abortion is the process of taking off unborn child out of your uterus which results in termination of pregnancy. This technique is among the best-known medical procedures accomplished in the us together with other nations from year to year. Learning indicate that more than 30 percentage around the females ending their giving birth trough abortion. Nowadays, abortion has turned into a really important honest matter in the field of national politics, rules and in addition faith as every and each marketplace has its own interpretation and opinion towards the topic of abortion. Like, in some…
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    mobihealthnews

  • Roundup: Recent and notable digital health hires

    Jonah Comstock
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Welltok, the health management company that makes the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, brought on Brian Garcia as chief technology and product officer. Garcia comes to Welltok after 15 years at Aetna, where he served as chief technology officer for their Healthagen business unit. His focus at Welltok will be on product and technology strategy, including product management, engineering, […]
  • Cornell researchers use personalized algorithm in weight loss app

    Jonah Comstock
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    A new app, developed at the interaction design lab at Cornell University, has a novel approach to helping users lose weight: an algorithm that latches onto the healthy behaviors users are already doing and then gradually encourages them to do more of the same. The app is called MyBehavior, and it’s set to launch in […]
  • Parks: 23 percent US broadband households worry about connected health device privacy

    Aditi Pai
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Some 23 percent of US broadband households said they are concerned about privacy and security when using connected health devices. Additionally, 23 percent of US broadband households have security and privacy concerns when using connected fitness tracking devices. The percentage of households who are concerned with the privacy and security of health and fitness devices is actually much […]
  • Zest Health raises $6M for health benefits app

    Aditi Pai
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Chicago-based Zest Health, which has developed an app that helps people view and understand their health benefits, raised $6 million from 7wire Ventures, Lightbank, Zaffre Investments, Martin Ventures, Dallas Venture Partners, and LSAN/Azimuth Ventures. Payors or self-funded employers can offer this tool to their members and employees via Zest Health’s iOS and Android apps. App users are able to […]
  • PhysIQ receives FDA 510(k) clearance for physiology analytics engine

    Aditi Pai
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:21 am
    Naperville, Illinois-based PhysIQ has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for its personalized physiology analytics system. The offering is categorized as a Class II device for patient monitoring under the product code: automated calculation of a summary index based on several individual measured vital sign inputs. PhysIQ’s offering is an early warning detection platform that analyzes a user’s physiological data, including heart […]
 
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  • Fabulous Adventure Vacations with Just Enough R&R

    Pamela
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:33 am
    There are three kinds of people in the world: those who take a vacation to totally relax. They go to place like Hawaii and Mexico to stay at an all inclusive resort to golf or spend time in the spa. A vacation is a way to get away from the world. Then there are those [...]
  • The Perfect Sports Bra Fit: What the Experts Say for Any Size

    Kelly
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    We all have that one sports bra. The one you’ve had since high school, full of holes with no elastic left. While it’s supported you through the years, over time, it’s lost its ability. But like an old boyfriend, you keep it around because it’s comfortable. Sports bras are supposed to be your boobs’ best [...]
  • 5 Deliciously Healthy Summer Party Themes

    Health Buzz
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lisa Johnson blogs at TrueFoodMovement.com, where you can find healthy recipes and fun ideas about food.  Hot dogs, burgers, ice cream…summer parties can wreak havoc with your waistline. We’ve got five summer party themes that let you kick back and enjoy yourself instead of counting calories. FIESTA Think more salsa, less queso. Mexican food comes [...]
  • The Frozen Lemonade Sam Adams Summer Ale Slush You Have to Taste to Believe

    Brandi Koskie
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last summer I spent a month in Savannah, Georgia, a true American gem that should be on your must-visit list. Aside from soaking up all the history, playing at the beach, and hitting up all the Forrest Gump tourist spots, one of the highlights was attenidng the fifth annual Fitbloggin’ conference. If you’ve never been, [...]
  • 4 Sculpting Moves You Can Do With a Chair

    AcaciaTV
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    No workout equipment? No problem! All you need is a chair Sitting too much is bad for your health, numerous studies suggest. But as AcaciaTV trainer Deazie Gibson demonstrates, a sturdy chair can also be a terrific asset for getting into shape — even when you’ve got no other equipment. Using only a chair, do [...]
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    Health in 30

  • New Lifestyle Site at BarbaraFicarra.com

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   While Healthin30.com continues to provide health information, a new sister site has been launched. Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA is the creator and founder of BarbaraFicarra.com, a lifestyle destination site to help you live a happier, bolder, healthier and a more stylish life. Barbara explores the intersection between interior design, health, tech and art. HEALTH AND INTERIOR DESIGN As a registered nurse and an interior design enthusiast, I combined two loves, health and interior design. As your HEALTH DESIGNER™ my passion is to bring you inspiration…
  • How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA A healthy lifestyle is all about the small steps or actions that we take because it can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Watch as Barbara Ficarra talks about simple lifestyle tips you can do every day to live a healthier and happy life. From mastering the moment, to getting the right amount of sleep to expressing gratitude and kindness, and keeping your thoughts positive; Barbara dishes with Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour on CT Style-WTNH News. How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle with Barbara Ficarra Guest Lifestyle Expert on CT…
  • Media-TV: Barbara Ficarra Discusses 5 Healthy Ways to Help Boost Happiness on WTNH News 8 – CT Style

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Media:  On-Camera – TV  WTNH NEWS 8 – CT STYLE I was thrilled to join hosts Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour at WTNH News 8 on CT Style to discuss 5 healthy ways to help boost happiness. (Clip coming soon.) Update: Watch here. Ryan Kristafer, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, Teresa Dufour Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch • Visit Healthin30  • Follow Barbara on Twitter • Like Healthin30  | Like Barbara Ficarra • Become a Fan and Like Barbara on The Huffington…
  • 5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Here are five simple ways to help boost your happiness right now. 1. Master the moment with wonderment and enthusiasm. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates With mindfulness, relish and enjoy the simple things with wonderment and enthusiasm. Whether it’s laughing with your family and friends, feeling sand on your feet, listening to the rain, running a 5k, walking in the park, cooking your favorite meal, throwing a Frisbee, playing with your puppy (or other favorite pet), reading a new book, hiking a new trail, organizing…
  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

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

  • Final Deadlift Day for the Summer

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:22 am
    <!-- .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } --> Yesterday was another CASS-Free day thanks to the support and accountability of the TT forum, but this morning there was pre-workout caffeine, and stevia in some protein shakes. That's because today was a deadlift day. It's my final workout before I hit the road for 17 days. There will
  • QnA and Meathead Answers

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Today was going to be a garage gym workout, but the internet went down so I biked downtown to Balzac's coffee shop to write and connect with the ETR Team in Denver. After getting ahead on my day, I went over to the Y for a classic Meathead workout. 1A) Bench Press1B) Face Pull2A) Pullup2B) DB Incline Press3A) Dips3B) More pullupsNow I'll get 48 hours rest till my final Deadlift workout before
  • Free TT App is here!

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Finally, your demands have been heard!  We've just released a free daily workout video app.  Click here to download it for FREE You'll HD-quality videos delivered directly to your iPhone so that you can do NO-equipment workouts anytime, anywhere. You'll also get: Metabolic Kick-Starter to boost your metabolism in just
  • Squat Summer Day

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    What a day. I've been very lucky this summer. Since arriving home from all my travels in early July, the weather has been near perfect every day out here on the farm and in the big city of Toronto. Today is hot and sunny. Probably too hot and sunny for ol' Bally and his permanent sweater, but it made for a great walk at sunrise today. After an early breakfast, I got down to the local YMCA for
  • Want to be a part of the Turbulence Training team?

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you want one of the secrets to success in life, a tip that will help you lose weight, drop bad habits, and change your life, here it is: Surround yourself with people who are better than you…they will bring out the best in you. Who you associate with is more important than you could ever imagine. Do not accept anything less than the best – otherwise you are cheating
 
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    Health Wonk Review

  • Health Wonk Review - upcoming hosts

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    August edition: August 20, 2015 - Peggy Salvatore - Health Systems Ed Blog
  • New Health Wonk Review at InsureBlog

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:23 am
    Hank Stern has posted Health Wonk Review: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks at InsureBlog.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Boston Health News

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:03 am
    Tinker Ready has posted Kings, dogs and Burwells: The latest policy posts from the Health Wonk Review #HWR at Boston Health News.
  • New Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider

    4 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Louise Norris has posted Summertime! Health Wonk Review at Colorado Health Insurance Insider.
  • Health Wonk Review Archives: 2006-2015

    1 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    July 16, 2015 - Hank Stern at InsureBlog June 18, 2015 - Tinker Ready at Boston Health News June 4, 2015 - Louise Norris at Colorado Health Insurance Insider May 21, 2015 - Julie Ferguson at Workers Comp Insider May 7, 2015 - Steve Anderson at medicareresources.org blog April 23, 2015 - Joe Paduda at Managed Care Matters March 26, 2015 - Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock March 12, 2015 - Brad Wright at Wright on Health February 26, 2015 - David Williams at Health Business Blog February 12, 2015 - Peggy Salvatore at Health System Ed Blog January 29, 2015 - Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist…
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Health Insurer Merger Mania -- Muscle-Bound Competitors And A New Cold War In Health Care

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    It is doubtful that the dramatically escalating consolidation in both the health insurance industry and among hospitals and doctors will make our health care system either more efficient or more competitive. This reminds me of the Cold War. Each side gets more powerful so that the other side can’t come to dominate it. The two sides finally get so big and powerful they reach a point of détente
  • California Senate Votes To Open Up Obamacare To 2.5 Million Illegal Residents

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    King V. Burwell Opponents Said Killing Subsidies Would Blow Up Obamacare­­––Now They Want To Open Up Unsubsidized Care To Illegal Californians And consider this. Passage of the California legislation that has already cleared the Senate (SB 4) could be a real boon to the business of health care delivery in California. California’s impressive medical system could be the leader in international
  • Could Humana Grovel Any More To Get the Aetna-Humana Merger Approved By the Obama Administration?

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    See my post at Forbes
  • Why The Affordable Care Act Isn't 'Here to Stay'­­­­--In One Picture

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    Why is Obamacare still so unpopular? Why aren’t the working class and middle-class signing up for it? Why is the Obamacare population sicker and causing so many big rate increases a year earlier than expected? Is Obamacare financially sustainable in its present form? Is it politically sustainable as it is? Here is one picture that tells you just about everything you need to know to
  • The King V. Burwell Decision

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    First, as any of us who know the market can appreciate, the Court just saved the Republicans from themselves. They were in no way ready to avoid the crisis that would have engulfed the individual market––half of those people on the exchange who would have lost their subsidies and the other half off-exchange that would have seen 30% to 50% rate increases––on top of the big increases already
 
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    HealthBlawg :: David Harlow's Health Care Law Blog

  • Pan Mass Challenge 2015

    David Harlow
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:27 pm
    [View the story “Pan Mass Challenge 2015″ on Storify] David Harlow The Harlow Group LLC Health Care Law and Consulting You should follow me on Twitter: @healthblawg              Related Storieshealthblawg.com/2015/07/challenge-please-support.html 
  • The Operating System for Value-Based Care

    David Harlow
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    In my role as counsel to Flow Health, I sat down with Neil Versel at the MedCity ENGAGE 2015 patient engagement conference in Bethesda to discuss the current environment: Meaningful Use, interoperability and the Flow Health philosophy of creating an operating system for value-based care that enables collaboration among patients, caregivers, providers and payors, by creating a longitudinal health record of complete EHR data – and tools to interact with that record – in order to drive improvements in health, in health care and in the health care system. Here are some highlights from that…
  • Pan Mass Challenge 2015 – Please Support My Ride

    David Harlow
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    It’s that time again – the Pan Mass Challenge is coming up the first weekend of August, and this will be my twelfth year as part of the PMC. Every year, riders along the 2-day, 200-mile route are part of a village on wheels that comes together to fight cancer.  The 5000+ riders, and the volunteer bike mechanics, massage therapists, folks who prepare and serve food and drink, folks who come out in droves to cheer us on, and say “Thanks for riding,” all join together in support of a cause.  We need your help to support this cause — the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer…
  • Whither Interoperability? The 21st Century Cures Act

    David Harlow
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability. (Link goes to bill summary and status page. See Title II – Delivery, Subtitle A – Interoperability, pp. 244-298 of the PDF of the bill as sent from the House to the Senate. H.R. 6, 21st Century Cures Act.) Your faithful HealthBlawger will highlight some interesting points; it is worth reading the whole subtitle. ONC issued a draft ten-year interoperability roadmap earlier this year. While it represents a…
  • On Making Patient Reviews of Physicians More Useful

    David Harlow
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    I recently hosted a Google Hangout on Air entitled Patient Reviews of Physicians: The Wisdom of the Crowd? (presented by The Harlow Group LLC in association with The Society for Participatory Medicine). I spoke with Niam Yaraghi (Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution) and Casey Quinlan (Mighty Casey Media) following their interesting back-and-forth online on the question of whether and how patient reviews of physicians can add value. Please take a look at the posts that preceded the hangout. Here are the initial post and reaction: Niam’s post and Casey’s post – as…
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    InsureBlog

  • Urban Legends, Insurance File No. XXIV

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    A lot of people suspect insurance companies systematically and fraudulently deny perfectly valid claims for some nefarious, greed-driven reason, and then blame someone else for it – e.g., missing information from physician; or your claim was never received; or hospital miscoding.  Our breathless media and too-often unprincipled politicians stoke this suspicion weekly if not more often.  So people who trust that our media and politicians are truth-tellers naturally come to believe these suspicions are all true.    But as we so often see with media and politicians’…
  • Paying More and Enjoying it Less

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:18 am
    If you like your plan ......... If you like your doctor ........... We will reduce premiums by $2500 .........Not only are legal Americans paying more for their health insurance AND health care while enjoying it less, some have figured out how to get money without buying coverage.The IRS fined more than 7.5 million Americans who didn’t have health insurance in 2014, even as Obamacare subsidies flowed to people who didn’t even exist. - WatchdogPresumably these non-existent subsidy recipients were people who also voted in the last two presidential elections.But an investigation by the…
  • Punctuation Counts

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Are you the type that pays attention to punctuation? How about an asterisk that directs you to a footnote.If you just ignore them, you should consider changing.Here's a wake up call about your Social Security statement.At first glance, the statement did not appear menacing. I was told I could expect to receive a benefit of “about $2,136 a month” upon reaching age 70 — which certainly seems like good news. But immediately I thought of a parallel of President Obama’s infamous Obamacare promise: “If you like your Social Security, you can keep your Social Security.” - National…
  • About that promise

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    So I'm currently going through a batch of renewals for clients with Grandmothered individual medical plans. Briefly, these are older plans that are exempt from some (but not all) SCOTUScare requirements. In general, they have much lower out-of-pocket maximums and (for co-pay plans) unlimited co-pays for doctor's visits and the like.The downside is that, although these can (currently) be renewed, they can't be changed in any substantive way (such as increasing the deductible to lower the premium). This creates a challenge: my clients want to keep plans that are becoming increasingly less…
  • Don't Believe Everything

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    Just because you saw it on the internet, does not mean it's true. - A. LincolnHeadline reads, "Obamacare rates only going up 4%".However .............While average premiums will rise only 4 percent statewide, rates will climb as high as 12.8 percent in Santa Cruz County, 7 percent in Santa Clara County and more than 6 percent in Alameda and San Mateo counties, exchange officials revealed. - Washington TimesEven then, it could be worse.But he acknowledged that Northern California would be harder hit in 2016. So did others.“Particularly in the Bay Area and Sacramento there is a lack of choice…
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    Health Business Blog

  • You might be covered, even if your doctor sends you a bill

    dewe67
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Am I covered? Kaiser Health News published an informative Q&A today, posing and answering three common questions about the practical aspects of health insurance. I’ve been working in healthcare for 20 years but I still like to read these pieces. Often the answers to the simple questions are not so simple, and sometimes I learn something new. One of the questions caught my eye: Q: I have insurance coverage through the health law’s marketplace. When I visited a cancer clinic for a routine blood check, I asked upfront three times (first over the phone and again when I was there)…
  • How immigrants help health reform succeed

    dewe67
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Medicare turns 50 today, which has provided an opportunity for all manner of retrospectives and speculation about what the future holds. The Partnership for a New American Economy is publicizing one of my favorite arguments: that immigrants are a key reason that Medicare is still solvent. Their 2014 study (Staying Covered: How Immigrants Have Prolonged the Solvency of One of Medicare’s Key Trust Funds and Subsidized Care for U.S. Seniors) concludes: Immigrants are subsidizing Medicare’s core trust fund Immigrants played a critical role subsidizing Medicare’s Hospital…
  • Why am I getting so many spam invites on LinkedIn?

    dewe67
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Over the last few days I’ve received several LinkedIn requests that don’t look real. Typically they are from “people” with the title of Research Associate  or something similar. When I view the profile there is almost nothing there. However, they usually have at least one other connection with someone in my network. Here are a few examples — I’ve left off the connections we have in common so as not to embarrass anyone who’s blindly accepting LinkedIn invites. My best guess is this is some sort of spam or phishing attempt. I’ve been reporting…
  • Four reasons Praluent is not Sovaldi

    dewe67
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Watch out budget busters! From the New York Times (New Drug Sharply Lowers Cholesterol, But it’s Costly) Praluent, which analysts project will become a huge seller, is expected to become the next flashpoint in the growing controversy of escalating pharmaceutical prices, and health plans are expected to put in place strict measures to control which patients can use the drug and prevent it from becoming a budget buster. This story and similar ones say Praluent may be like Sovaldi, an expensive Hepatitis C drug that has driven up healthcare costs over the past year or so. According to…
  • par8o and IRCDA team to automate clinical assessment with SCAMPS

    dewe67
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Scamp meet SCAMP par80 and the Institute for Relevant Clinical Data Analytics (IRCDA) have teamed up to enable sophisticated clinical decision support at the point of care using SCAMPS. I asked Dr. Adam Sharp,  par80’s cofounder, president and chief medical officer to explain. What are SCAMPs? How do they differ from evidence-based protocols? SCAMPs are Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans. SCAMPs outline a data-backed, consensus-based, care pathway for a diverse patient population with a particular diagnosis or condition. Data is collected on the treatment and…
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Health Care Cost Inflation Returns

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    True, that....Call it the return to the old normal.With the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, the advent of some blockbuster drugs and the entry of more than 8 million newly-insured persons, healthcare cost inflation is ticking back up. Writing in Health Affairs, CMS' actuaries are projecting a 5.8% year-over-year rate of inflation that reminds them of the years prior to the Great Recession. This rate is projected to grow faster than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which means that by 2024, the U.S. will be devoting 19.6% of its economy to healthcare.Some…
  • A Primer on Population Health

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    If you need to help a colleague who is clueless about cost-saving potential  of population health, the Population Health Blog recommends you refer him or her to this efficiently written primer from The Health Care Transformation Task Force's High Cost Patient Work Group. Basically, if the small number of patients who are destined to be high cost can be prospectively a) identified and b) helped, a lot of money could be saved.  By focusing resources on a small fraction of insured people, the costs for the entire risk pool can be decreased.In the meantime the…
  • Are Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) Important to ACO Success? Payment Arrangements Say Otherwise

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Long ago, the Population Health Blog learned that when it comes to health insurance, capitation or bundled payments brakes, while fee-for service payments are gas. Too many physician office visits?  Use "capitation" brakes. Want to increase physician visits?  Apply a payment for each encounter with some FFS gas.  Health care organizations can pass this arrangement onto their physicians. They can pay them with a salary (a form of capitation), or a variable "productivity" compensation (seeing more patients is compensated with a form of FFS) or with a combination of both. …
  • The Latest Health Wonk Review is Up!

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Hank Stern of the InsureBlog has posted the latest version of the Health Wonk Review.  Titled Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks, this compendium of posts is sure to quench any thirst for health policy braininess.Enjoy!
  • Three Downsides to Commercial Health Insurer Consolidation

    8 Jul 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Scott Gottlieb argues that the Aetna-Humana and the Anthem-Cigna combinations are evidence of waning insurer competition that is the direct result of Obamacare.  Not only are ACOs not a panacea, but the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate to limit administrative costs is forcing Aetna et al to spread their costs over a larger base.  Dr. Gottlieb fears that the oligopolies won't be able to deliver on innovation and will limit consumer choice    Too bad The WSJ didn't give him more print space.  If they did, Dr. Gottlieb may…
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    Colorado Health Insurance Insider

  • Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks HWR

    Louise Norris
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Hank Stern of InsureBlog has put together the latest Health Wonk Review: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks.  Make sure to check it out. The post Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks HWR appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • A petition to make pregnancy a qualifying event in Colorado – but something doesn’t add up

    Louise Norris
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Last month, Broomfield resident Sean Jenks created a Change.org petition asking Colorado lawmakers to allow a special enrollment period for women who become pregnant.  It's picked up considerably steam in the last 24 hours, and now has more than 13,000 supporters. Jenks points out that New York and California have taken steps to make pregnancy […] The post A petition to make pregnancy a qualifying event in Colorado – but something doesn’t add up appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and…
  • Broker participation in Connect for Health Colorado

    Louise Norris
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    As of the end of June, Connect for Health Colorado had 134,200 people with effectuated individual private plan enrollments for 2015.  Of those, 62,146 had help from a broker, and 9,509 had help from a health coverage guide (Colorado's version of navigators).  According to the Connect for Health Colorado 2015 enrollment report, just 1% of […] The post Broker participation in Connect for Health Colorado appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Connect for Health Colorado board meeting – Jay’s proposals

    Louise Norris
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Earlier this month, Representative Hullinghorst, the Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, appointed Jay to the Connect for Health Colorado board of directors.  Jay and I have always worked as a team, and we're honored and excited to have the opportunity to help guide the exchange going forward.  We welcome feedback from the rest […] The post Connect for Health Colorado board meeting – Jay’s proposals appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
  • Proposed rate increases in Colorado: CO-OP up 21%, Kaiser up 2%

    Louise Norris
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The back-story Last September, when we wrote about the fact that the average individual rates increase in Colorado was less than one percent for 2015, we noted that the overall rate increase was astoundingly low - far lower than anything we'd seen during our time in this industry. And although it will be several more weeks […] The post Proposed rate increases in Colorado: CO-OP up 21%, Kaiser up 2% appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support.
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    Healthcare Economist

  • Is the Ebola vaccine 100% effective?

    Jason Shafrin
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Great news has come out in the fight against Ebola. A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to highly effective in trials conducted during the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. In fact, some news sources claim that the vaccine is 100% effective. Is the vaccine truly 100% effective? Likely no. In the original study in the Lancet, the researchers identified individuals who were diagnosed with Ebola. Then, clusters of individuals who had close contact with the person diagnosed with Ebola were identified. These were mostly family and close friends. Some individuals received the vaccine and others received…
  • The problems of administrative billing

    Jason Shafrin
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:08 pm
    J.K. Wall provides an apt analogy at The Health Care Blog of why hospital billing is so confusing:   If McDonald’s operated like a hospital, when you ordered a Happy Meal with a burger, fries and drink, you would be charged a separate price for the meat, bun, cheese, pickle, mayo and paper wrapper, the fries, carton and ketchup, the cup, ice and soda. And a separate price for using McDonald’s building to eat. Then each price would be subject to a different discount negotiated by your nutrition insurance company, rendering all the prices you were quoted meaningless. Not surprisingly,…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Being transgender and finding a doctor. Do you accurately perceive your risk of death? Performance-based financing in Cambodia. The cost of obesity in China. 5.25 seconds.
  • ACC/AHA Statement on Measuring Treatment Value

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:24 pm
    The conventional premise governing performance measures and guideline recommendation…is that all healthcare professionals should act in the best interests of their patients without regard to costs. However, as the cost of medical care has increased, specialty societies are increasing considering the cost of care when selecting treatments. For instance, A recent survey reported that slightly more than half of the largest US physician societies explicitly consider costs in developing their guideline documents, although their approach remains vague. If one considers the patient-physician…
  • Is Medicare no longer a budget buster?

    Jason Shafrin
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Not entirely, but the 2015 Medicare Trustees report is certainly more optimistic than in the past. Brookings reports: The Trustees have dramatically lowered their projections of long-run Medicare expenditure growth. In 2009, for example, the Trustees projected that Medicare spending would reach 11.2 percent of GDP by 2080—compared with just 6 percent in this year’s report. The change in the spending outlook is attributable to the effects of the ACA on provider reimbursements and a much slower rate of increase in actual Medicare expenditures since 2009. Excess cost growth in…
 
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    Workers Comp Insider

  • News Roundup: ADA at 25; Consolidation; Retaliation; “Old Farts” and other noteworthy items

    jferguson
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    Last week, the ADA turned 25. A few noteworthy related posts: Jennifer Christian was invited to the White House for the commemoration. She has interesting observations on the event at her blog posting While I was at the White House… Suzanne Lukas AKA “Evil HR Lady” posts 7 Myths About the Americans With Disabilities Act, deconstructing some of the common misunderstandings about the meaning and implementation of the law. Terri Rhodes posts about The Struggles of ADA Compliance at Risk & Insurance. HR Web Cafe posts about The ADA at 25 and the remarkable story of the…
  • Summertime: Health Wonks still on the job

    jferguson
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Despite sultry summer days and vacations, the health wonks are still on the case. Check out the July update of Health Wonk Review: Hot Summer Nights, Cool Summer Drinks. The substantive offerings from all corners of the health policy blogosphere show that the wonks aren’t slacking off. Host Hank Stern does an excellent job of dishing things out at InsureBlog, also offering “a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down” in the form of seasonal cocktail recipes. Check it out!
  • There’s No Fairy Godmother For This Cinderella

    Tom Lynch
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    I’d like to make a bet with you. Here it is. I bet you will answer “Yes” to at least one of the following three questions: Do you know anyone who works as a Personal Care Aide or a Home Health Aide? Has anyone in your immediate family, now or in the last 10 years, been taken care of by a Personal Care Aide or a Home Health Aide? Do you personally know anyone who  now or in the last year employed the services of a Personal Care Aide or a Home Health Aide? I like my odds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, six of the ten fastest growing occupations from 2012 to…
  • Employee Misclassification: The Beat Goes On And On And On And…

    Tom Lynch
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Bill Clinton used to say that (fill in the blank) would last “until the last dog dies.” Well, friends, today’s topic is all about a dog that won’t die, absolutely refuses to die, will outlive us all, cannot be killed. You get the point. Eleven years ago (I almost feel like writing “in a galaxy far away”), the Insider started to track the illegal practice of misclassifying employees. We found that, while it was almost ubiquitous in the construction industry, its tentacles reached into other industries as well. We saw it as widespread right in our…
  • Peter Rousmaniere Takes On The Opioid Controversy And Offers A Prescription For The Future

    Tom Lynch
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    Work Comp Central has published We’re Beating Back Opioids – Now What? ,  written by columnist Peter Rousmaniere in cooperation with CompPharma, a consortium of workers’ compensation Pharmacy Benefit Managers. To say the Mr. Rousmaniere is a “workers’ compensation thought leader” is a little like saying Ted Williams was a pretty good baseball player. In this provocative analysis he expertly  chronicles the increasingly alarming rise in opioid usage to treat work injuries from the early 1990s through the first decade of this century, what he calls…
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    Health Care Renewal

  • 60% of the CEOs of America's "Great Health Systems" Have No Educational Background in Health Care

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    We have noted that US health care has been taken over by generic managers.  A recent article about the CEOs of purportedly some of America's best hospitals provides some quantitative data.A few days ago, Becker's Hospital Review published a list of the educational background of the CEOs of the "50 great health systems to know | 2015," (at least according to Becker's.  The article noted that their educational experiences took place at, Ivy League schools, small liberal arts colleges, Big Ten universities, law schools, medical schools and more.That is nice, but I decided to simply…
  • Entresto: Blockbuster, or Just Over Hyped? - Whatever, It Will Cost $4500 a Year

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    The newest drug for congestive heart failure, Entresto, a fixed combination of valsartan and sacubitril, has just hit the market at an elevated price.  Like other drugs recently introduced as blockbusters, the high price does not seem clearly justified by clinical evidence about the drug's benefits and harms.   Questions Raised by the One Big Published Controlled Trial Last year, we discussed the hoopla around a study of a new drug for congestive heart failure (CHF),(1) a fixed combination of valsartan and sacubitril. Also, on the now defunct CardioExchange blog, Dr Vinay Prasad…
  • What They Really Think of Us, UK Version - Health Secretary Derides NHS Doctors for Not Working Enough on Weekends

    26 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    A new story from the UK suggests what top leaders of health care really think about health care professionals.  I realize that I risk showing my shallow understanding of UK politics when I comment on this, but I believe that the story is straightforward enough for someone from the US to understand, and has  lessons for the US and other countries.UK Health Secretary Says Doctors Do Not Work Enough on Weekends The story started earlier in July, 2016, when the current UK Health Secretary within the current Conservative government told National Health System (NHS) doctors they must work…
  • Turn, Turn, Turn - from Columbia/ HCA Executive, to Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, to Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to America's Healt Insurance Plans (AHIP)

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Marilyn Tavenner's career continues to revolve, er, evolve.Columbia/ HCAMarilyn Tavenner worked for Columbia / HCA, now HCA, although details of her job there are sketchy.  Apparently she worked there for a long time, according to a 2015 article in the Nashville Business Journal,Tavenner work [sic] in a variety of roles for Nashville-based HCA Holdings Inc for 25 years.She worked long enough to earn a fairly generous pension.  As a 2012 a Washington Times article stated,In a recent filing with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, she reported that through a supplemental executive…
  • Who Benefits? - Rising Generic Drug Prices and the Case of Mylan's Conflicted Property Purchases

    8 Jul 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Rising Generic Drug PricesHealth care costs in the US continue their seemingly inexorable rise.  Even the parts of health care that used to seem reasonably priced now are affected.  As Ed Silverman discussed on PharmaLotprices for many generic drugs have been climbing, prompting concerns that a low-cost staple of the U.S. health care system might soon strain budgets.Generic drugs, like practically every other part of US health care, have become big business.  As a Forbes article pointed out, the industry is becoming more consolidated, and more likely to suffer from…
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  • New Lifestyle Site at BarbaraFicarra.com

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    30 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   While Healthin30.com continues to provide health information, a new sister site has been launched. Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA is the creator and founder of BarbaraFicarra.com, a lifestyle destination site to help you live a happier, bolder, healthier and a more stylish life. Barbara explores the intersection between interior design, health, tech and art. HEALTH AND INTERIOR DESIGN As a registered nurse and an interior design enthusiast, I combined two loves, health and interior design. As your HEALTH DESIGNER™ my passion is to bring you inspiration…
  • How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle – Watch Barbara Ficarra Offer Simple Lifestyle Tips on CT Style

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    24 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA A healthy lifestyle is all about the small steps or actions that we take because it can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Watch as Barbara Ficarra talks about simple lifestyle tips you can do every day to live a healthier and happy life. From mastering the moment, to getting the right amount of sleep to expressing gratitude and kindness, and keeping your thoughts positive; Barbara dishes with Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour on CT Style-WTNH News. How to Boost Happiness: New Ways to Live a Happy Lifestyle with Barbara Ficarra Guest Lifestyle Expert on CT…
  • Media-TV: Barbara Ficarra Discusses 5 Healthy Ways to Help Boost Happiness on WTNH News 8 – CT Style

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    22 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Media:  On-Camera – TV  WTNH NEWS 8 – CT STYLE I was thrilled to join hosts Ryan Kristafer and Teresa Dufour at WTNH News 8 on CT Style to discuss 5 healthy ways to help boost happiness. (Clip coming soon.) Update: Watch here. Ryan Kristafer, Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA, Teresa Dufour Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA   Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Connect with Barbara | Stay in touch • Visit Healthin30  • Follow Barbara on Twitter • Like Healthin30  | Like Barbara Ficarra • Become a Fan and Like Barbara on The Huffington…
  • 5 Ways to Help Boost Your Happiness

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    9 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Here are five simple ways to help boost your happiness right now. 1. Master the moment with wonderment and enthusiasm. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” — Socrates With mindfulness, relish and enjoy the simple things with wonderment and enthusiasm. Whether it’s laughing with your family and friends, feeling sand on your feet, listening to the rain, running a 5k, walking in the park, cooking your favorite meal, throwing a Frisbee, playing with your puppy (or other favorite pet), reading a new book, hiking a new trail, organizing…
  • Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

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

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    As healthcare organizations attempt to enhance processes to improve care and outcomes, most will focus first on one of three core areas where collaboration and analytics can yield the greatest benefits: advancing patient safety, improving clinical outcomes and promoting wellness and disease management. This white paper discusses how organizations can benefit from implementing collaboration and analytics processes in the three core areas, how healthcare organizations are successfully using collaboration and analytics to improve outcomes and value, and the best way for organizations to achieve…
  • Data-Driven Healthcare Organizations Use Big Data Analytics for Big Gains

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Healthcare organizations cannot improve what they cannot measure. The best way for organizations to ensure their long-term success is by leveraging data to:Gain a better understanding of actual costs and outcomesIdentify areas where they have the most to gain from improvements Rigorously track performance over timeRequest Free!
  • Leverage Expertise and Data to Improve Intensive Care Medicine

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    The impact of streaming analytics in healthcare cannot be overestimated; it has the potential to fundamentally change the way intensive care medicine is practiced, improving both efficiency and patient outcomes.Request Free!
  • Successful Healthcare Analytics Begin with the Right Data Blueprint

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    To address regulatory and market pressures, healthcare provider organizations must look for ways to build more sustainable healthcare systems that control costs, boost operating margins, grow market share, improve care collaboration and outcomes, and flexibly respond to changing conditions. In the long term, analytics systems can provide organizations with the comprehensive understanding of operational and clinical processes and costs they will need to improve financial, administrative and clinical decision making, increase operational efficiency, improve patient safety and care quality, and…
  • Healthcare Provider AP Department Boosts Efficiency and Becomes a Profit Center

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    They recognized the role that payment automation could play in improving the overall performance of the AP function and vendor relationships.Watch this video to hear how this healthcare provider leveraged a payment network to:Drive efficiency by replacing check payments with ACHTransform AP from a cost to a profit center via rebatesAchieve an optimized payments mixImprove vendor relationships with faster electronic payments and detailed e-remittanceRequest Free!
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  • Canada’s Five (5) Critical Areas for Health Innovation, 2015

    Dean Giustini
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Naylor, D et. al. Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada. Report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. 2015. Ottawa: Health Canada. This newly-released report is the product of a year-long consultation with Canadians, supplemented by literature reviews, commissioned research and discussions and deliberations of the Advisory Panel on Health Care Innovation. The report identifies five critical areas for healthcare innovation in Canada: patient engagement and empowerment health systems integration with workforce modernization technological transformation via digital…
  • CHLA/ABSC 2015 CE: Preparing for and Developing your Leadership Role

    Dean Giustini
    8 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    CHLA/ABSC 2015 CE: Preparing for and Developing your Leadership Role Don’t miss the early bird deadline. Why pay more? Register today: http://www.chla-absc.ca/conference/content/continuing-education To: CHLA/ABSC & MLA Members and Future Leaders Have you thought of taking a CE course at the CHLA/ABSC June 2015 Conference in Vancouver BC? Join us for this interactive and exciting new workshop on leadership. Whether you are considering a move into leadership or are already experienced at leading others, this workshop will play a part in helping you develop your leadership plans. One…
  • CHLA ABSC Conference June 2015 (Early Bird Discount Ends May 1st)

    Dean Giustini
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Continuing Education at CHLA/ABSC June 19th 2015 in Vancouver BC Save your PD funds: early bird registration discount is May 1st – this Friday (why pay more?) Full details at: http://www.chla-absc.ca/conference/content/continuing-education Contact us with questions:  2015.CE@chla-absc.ca 1)ABCs of Research Impact:  Altmetrics, Bibliometrics and Citations (morning) Guess what? You’re not the only librarian or researcher confused by altmetrics, bibliometrics and new ways to measure research impact. With new research metrics there is a lot to learn! Come to this session on June 19th…
  • A hospital librarian working with doctors… to save lives

    Dean Giustini
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    A truly wonderful project and this example of Nasra Gathoni shows that one hospital librarian can have a big impact on her profession. “I strongly believe that doctors can’t do what the librarian can do….but by working together …we can save lives” A librarian working with doctors to save lives [Research4Life] http://www.research4life.org/ casestudies/nasragathoni/ Some of the other global testimonies of librarians making a difference:http://www.research4life.org/celebrating-the-unsung-heroes-librarians-and-research4life/
  • A Joint CHLA-MLA research collaboration wins the 2015 “Ida and George Eliot Prize”

    Dean Giustini
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    I am happy to report that MLA’s Ida and George Eliot Prize for 2015 goes to the Canadian-American research collaboration entitled Effects of librarian-provided services in healthcare setting: a systematic review. The paper is a true joint CHLA-MLA research collaboration. The Ida and George Eliot Prize is presented annually for a work published in the preceding calendar year and that has been judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. The award will be presented at this year’s MLA conference Awards Ceremony. Perrier L, Farrell A, Ayala AP, Lightfoot D, Kenny T,…
 
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  • Light Used as Pacemaker to Set Rhythm of Beating Heart

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    There must have been one or two love songs that predicted optogenetic cardiac pacing with words like “you are the light that makes my heart beat.” Now the idea has literally come true thanks to researchers at Israel’s Technion-Institute of Technology who were able to use light pulses in a manner of  a cardiac pacemaker to change the beating pattern of a rat heart. The investigators at Technion introduced  a special virus into a mouse to make it express the Channelrhodopsin-2 transgene within the ventricular myocardium. And that made the cardiac tissue respond to blue…
  • Braille Smartwatch Helps Blind People Communicate, Navigate, Read Ebooks

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:37 pm
    There’s a new smartwatch soon to be coming to market, but it’s designed for blind people, especially those who already know or are learning to read in Braille. The Dot watch has a Braille reader on its face and can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth for programming. It works as a regular watch that tells time that also includes an alarm feature, and that can also provide navigation information when going on your own for a stroll. The main idea of the device, though, is to be an ebook reader that is always there and easily accessible. It syncs wirelessly to download books into…
  • Device Trains Immune Cells to Attack Cancer, Chronic Infections

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Our immune systems have the capacity to fight many of what today are considered chronic conditions. Yet, unless there’s an appropriate teaching exercise to train immunity toward a specific disease, cancers and other deadly maladies continue spreading unimpeded. There have been serious attempts at developing immunotherapy techniques that condition the body to fight off diseases, but success has been limited. Now researchers at Johns Hopkins are reporting the development of a new device for training large quantities of T cells targeted toward attacking a specific disease. The researchers…
  • 3D Printed Brain Regions Help Neurosurgeons Prepare for Difficult Procedures

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    While neurosurgeons have been able to virtually navigate volumetric images of patients’ brain structures gathered from CT and MRI scans, difficult procedures within complex anatomy still remains challenging. At Boston Children’s Hospital, physicians are now using 3D-printed replicas of brain regions they’ll be working on to practice with before actual surgery. The researchers studying how the new capability may help in neurosurgery have focused on pediatric patients with cerebrovascular malformations requiring surgical or radiological intervention. They used high…
  • Ekso Works Exoskeleton Lets Workers Operate Heavy Tools With Ease

    Editors
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Exoskeletons have been used in rehabilitation to help paralyzed people walk on their own feet, as well as for military applications to allow soldiers to trek for long distances while carrying heavy loads. Ekso Bionics thinks a big market is for workers in all sorts of industries to be able to use heavy handheld equipment without literally breaking their backs. The Ekso Works device makes a tool that weighs as much as a cinder block simply float in front of you, so all you need to do is point it where you want to make a cut or drill a hole. We had a chance to try out this nifty gadget and see…
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  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) - NHSChoices video

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    NHSChoices: Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects parts of the spine. In this video, an expert describes the long-term effects of the condition, its most common symptoms and the different treatments available.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cYuwDkykoA Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • What happens when someone gets heat stroke? TED-Ed video

    14 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you ever suffered from exertional heat stroke? This condition is caused by intense activity in the heat and is one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Douglas J. Casa explains heat stroke's tremendous effects on the human body and details an action plan in case it ever happens to someone you know.Lesson by Douglas J. Casa, animation by Cinematic. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Bedbugs - National Geographic video

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    An army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night:How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs - The Home Depot video: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads http://buff.ly/1yf4ylWIs It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? http://buff.ly/10mSLae - Apparently, yes, it works.Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. http://buff.ly/10mTMzc…
  • Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

    28 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for…
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  • The FDA Just Approved The First 3D Printed Drug

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    In The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I wrote about Lee Cronin and his group as they have been working on methods to print out drugs. Lee Cronin, a chemist at the University of Glasgow, wants to do... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 5 Reasons Why Humans Is The Best TV Show About The Future of Robot Companions

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    I love all the branches of science fiction either in books or movies but the favorite kind is when authors and creators depict the future of our lives. We might soon live with robot companions that... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Health Trackers Are Changing The Experience of Pregnancy

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    The revolution of health tracking is getting closer to pregnancy with every new device or gadget that is designed to help expectant mothers measure health parameters about themselves or their babies.... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • The Ultimate Starter Kit For Looking Into The Future Of Medicine

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    I receive a lot of questions from patients, physicians, researchers, developers, and policy makers after my talks about where they should start in discovering the future of medicine. Which books,... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
 
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  • 2015 White House Conference On Aging: What Happened And What Was Missing

    Gretchen Alkema
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:04 pm
    In July, the White House held its sixth Conference on Aging. The conference team took a modern approach to community engagement and reframed the dialogue on aging, by weaving older people—with and without daily needs—into the mainstream of daily American life. This update was greatly needed, and hence, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging succeeded in three important ways. First, President Obama attended and spoke forcefully on the issues at hand, acknowledging America as an aging and vibrant nation. Second, the conference theme provided leadership on setting a vision to transform how…
  • Breaking Down Health Silos From Baltimore To Aspen

    Katherine E. Warren and Leana S. Wen
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of blog posts by leaders in health and health care who participated inSpotlight Health from June 25-28, the opening segment of theAspen Ideas Festival. This year’s theme was Smart Solutions to the World’s Toughest Challenges. Stayed tuned for more. The 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival began with the second annual Spotlight Health on “Smart Solutions to the World’s Toughest Challenges.” From disaster relief in Nepal to the Ebola pandemic in West Africa, the health sector has faced a number of difficult problems in the year since…
  • In Pursuit Of Hospital Quality: Creating Effective Performance Measures And Transparency In Health Care

    Charles Kahn
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:27 am
    When Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame welcomes his radio audience to Lake Wobegon, his fictional Minnesota town, he describes it as a place where, “all the children are above average.” When one of us or our loved ones goes to a hospital for care, we expect that facility to be “above average” too. Sometimes we are able to choose the hospital where we seek care; sometimes, due to an emergency, we have no choice. Either way, we depend on the professionalism of the hospital and its clinicians to provide high quality care and keep us safe. Reports by the Institute of…
  • Health Affairs’ August Issue: Hospital Quality And Care

    Chris Fleming
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:27 pm
    The August issue of Health Affairs contains a cluster of articles focusing on hospital quality and care. Other subjects covered in this variety issue: ways state vaccine exemption laws affect disease outbreaks; how states with strong health insurance rate review managed lower premiums; and characteristics of health care “super-utilizers.” State Vaccination Exemption Laws, Exemption Rates, And Disease Outbreaks In the United States, it is left to individual states to require that their kindergarteners show proof of vaccinations or have a vaccination exemption before being admitted to…
  • A More Cohesive Home: Integrating Primary And Palliative Care For Seriously Ill Patients

    Ravi Parikh, Anya Lepp and Russell Phillips
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    Treatment for Mr. M’s advanced heart failure was no longer extending or improving his life. He was becoming increasingly short of breath and confused -and hospital stays provided only short-term relief. Mr. M’s cardiologist contacted Dr. P, his long-time primary care physician, to initiate a discussion about his goals of care. Dr. P met with Mr. M and his family at their home. Mr. M was adamant that he would rather spend time with his family than go to the hospital again. Dr. P referred Mr. M to hospice and collaborated with hospice nurses to manage his pain and breathlessness. Mr. M…
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  • This is what it’s like to face recurrent cancer while going broke

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/holly-davis" rel="tag">Holly Davis</a>
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I am one of many people today “living” with cancer. I want to focus on the impact cancer has on my personal finances, and this is probably true for any chronic illness, not just cancer. First, you often have to give up your job. While undergoing chemo, most of us don’t have the energy for a full time job. And if you do keep working, there are all the appointments, scans and second opinion consultations, which make having a regular job difficult. Not to mention the scanxiety, as it’s been called, which makes it hard to concentrate on anything besides your health. Many…
  • In defense of single-payer: How it would reduce administrative waste

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/adam-gaffney" rel="tag">Adam Gaffney, MD</a>
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Would a single-payer national health program, at the end of the day, truly be sleeker and slimmer than our bloated and fragmented semi-private system?  Not according to Dr. Michel Accad, who takes on this important single-payer talking point in his post: “Will single-payer really reduce administrative waste?” Given that savings from reduced expenditures on billing and overhead are a core argument that single-payer advocates (myself among them) employ to advance our cause, the piece caught my eye. To quote the proposal of the Physicians’ Working Group for Single-Payer Insurance (of…
  • Let patients know when you’re proud of them

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jordan-grumet" rel="tag">Jordan Grumet, MD</a>
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    It was only afterwords that I wondered if I had been condescending.  The words had come out so naturally.  We were sitting across from each other in the nursing home.  It didn’t take a doctor to recognize that his leg was visibly less swollen.  I had seen him walking down the hallway with the physical therapist.  His face a mix of pain, concentration, and triumph. Each day had brought improvements.  The range of motion was returning.  His strength was growing.  His body balanced now with only the most minimal of assistive devices.  What had once been disability had transformed…
  • A father keeps his cancer secret from his daughter. The reason will break your heart.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/james-c-salwitz" rel="tag">James C. Salwitz, MD</a>
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Norman cried the night his daughter was born. For hours and hours. Each time he looked at her perfect head, touched the few strands of blond hair, held her in his arms, soft, smooth skin, soapy smell, pale blue eyes, tears poured down his cheeks. He felt alive. He felt alone. They named her Matilda, after his father. It was the right thing to do, because his father, Matthew, had dropped dead the day before. He got over his Dad’s death, as much as any of us heal from the loss of someone we need. We live in a new world. Still, Mattie’s birthdays were bittersweet. Norm’s lost dream of…
  • Embracing individuality will save medicine. Here’s how.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/adnan-khera" rel="tag">Adnan Khera, MD</a>
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Individuality matters to doctors. In the past, being a doctor brought with it an image. A selfless individual revered by his community and compensated well but fairly. The community had high expectations of him, and he could deliver because there wasn’t much to know. In those days, being a doctor was an entire lifestyle, and it drew extremely talented individuals to fill the ranks. Today, the landscape of medicine has changed. I would not recommend medicine as a career. And I’m not the only one. It would seem that medicine has changed. Except that in reality, the world has changed…
 
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    James Clear

  • August Reading List: 5 Good Books to Read This Month

    James Clear
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:42 pm
    It’s time for another edition of my reading list. In addition to the five books reviewed below, I maintain a complete list of the best books I’ve read across a wide range of disciplines. Here are a few of the top books I’ve read recently. A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen Print | eBook | Audiobook The Book in Three Sentences: The only thing you have that nobody else has is control of your life. The hardest thing of all is to learn to love the journey, not the destination. Get a real life rather than frantically chasing the next level of success. Key Ideas: This is a…
  • How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

    James Clear
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    It was September of 1816 and two Parisian boys were playing in the courtyard of the Louvre, the famous museum in Paris. On the other side of the courtyard, a physician named René Laennec began to quicken his pace as he walked along in the morning sun. There was a woman with heart disease waiting for him at the hospital and Laennec was late. As Laennec crossed the courtyard, he looked toward the two boys. One of them was tapping the end of a long wooden plank with a pin. On the other end, his playmate was crouched down with his ear pressed against the edge of the plank. Laennec was…
  • The Repeated Bout Effect: If Nothing Changes, Nothing Is Going to Change

    James Clear
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    If you have ever taken a few weeks off from exercise and then completed a strenuous workout, you may know what I’m about to say. That first workout back from a long break can be tough, but it’s usually the soreness that follows a few days later that is really brutal. For example, if you do a squat workout after a few weeks off, it can hurt to simply sit in a chair or climb the stairs later that week. 1 One of the quickest ways to resolve this soreness is very counterintuitive: Squat again. If I’m feeling sore a few days after a squat workout, then doing some light reps is…
  • Olympic Medalist Dick Fosbury and the Surprising Power of Being Unconventional

    James Clear
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Dick Fosbury took a moment to meditate as 80,000 people looked down at him from their seats in Mexico City’s Olympic stadium. The fans at the 1968 Olympic Games didn’t know it at the time, but they were about to witness not only the setting of an Olympic record, but the complete revolution of a sport. Just three or four years earlier, nobody in the world of athletics had even heard the name Dick Fosbury. As a long and lean teenager from Oregon, Fosbury was just another kid interested in track and field. He wanted to compete in the high jump, but he had failed to clear the height…
  • Habit Creep: The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful

    James Clear
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called “lifestyle creep.” It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer things as our income rises. For example, say that you receive a promotion at work and suddenly you have $10,000 more of income each year. Rather than save the extra money and continue living as normal, you’re more likely to upgrade to a bigger TV or stay at better hotels or buy designer clothes. Your normal lifestyle will creep up slowly and goods that were once seen as a luxury will gradually become a necessity. What was once out…
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    Dr. Wes

  • An Independent Cost Analysis of the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Program

    DrWes
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Today, the first independent cost analysis of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program was published online before print in the Annals of Internal Medicine from the University of California San Francisco and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. The results of the Base-Case Analysis are remarkable: "Internists will incur an average of
  • American College of Cardiology and the MOC Crisis

    DrWes
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    This week's issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) contains an editorial from Robert Shor, MD, Chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Board of Governors entitled "Addressing the Maintenance of Certification Crisis Calls for Working Together." The editorial touches on the relationship of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board
  • Schloss: Surgeon Scorecard and the Fallacy of Aggregated Administrative Data

    DrWes
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    Edward J. Schloss, MD reviews the recent controversy over ProPublica's recent sensationalized public reporting of administratively-collected surgical mortality and readmission data: "Some have argued that it was important to get this data out for public review, despite it’s limitations. I respectfully disagree. I subscribe to the belief that bad data is worse than no data. Certainly the
  • Case Study: Palpitations Following Pacemaker Implantation and AVJ Ablation

    DrWes
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    A 70 year old woman underwent a DDDR pacemaker implantation (Medtronic Versa DR) and AV junction ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation refractory to medical therapy six months after she presented to the pacemaker clinic.  She returned complaining of intermittent palpitations, usually worse at night.  An interrogation of her permanent pacemaker demonstrated the following: (Click image to
  • Helping the ACP Define "Professional Accountability"

    DrWes
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    Over the weekend, the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Steven Weinberger, MD, sent an email to update their members about the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. In that email, Dr. Weinberger said that "the ABIM MOC program continues to be an area of concern for many ACP members, so I'm writing to
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    Summer Tomato

  • What Spirit Animals Can Teach You About Food and Health

    Darya Rose
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    by Austen Caldwell And now for something completely different…. I haven’t told many people this, but the octopus is my spirit animal. I know that scientists aren’t supposed to have spirit animals, and if I told you how I got mine you probably wouldn’t believe me. Regardless, the symbol of the octopus has been undeniably helpful for me in untangling the events of my life that have challenged me to the core and shaped who I am (I call these transformative gifts). Maybe it is because he has so many arms. The reason I’m telling you my octopus secret now is that a…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. If you’ve been hanging around the blog lately you may have noticed something a little different. You might not have been aware of it at first, but after awhile you found yourself smiling a little at what a pleasant experience you’re having. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve removed all banner ads from Summer Tomato. Woo hoo! I’ve never been a fan of display ads (I’m sure you don’t love them either), but I thought they were a necessary evil to pay…
  • When to Give Up Trying to Start a New Habit

    Darya Rose
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Photo by Juanedc By summer 2005 I had two marathons under my belt, San Francisco and Big Sur. The Big Sur race I finished in April was especially difficult with a couple of notoriously killer hills, but I finished with a respectable time of 4:14:33. I had been training for long runs for nearly two years in SF and was feeling pretty confident, particularly about my speed on relatively flat courses. So I got this brilliant idea that I should try to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Back then, to be able to run in the Boston Marathon you had to first finish a race in under 3:40:00 for my age…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    For the Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week butter reverses diabetes, cake is better than bread, and John Oliver crushes food waste. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. Links of the week Habit…
  • Foodist Approved: Lebanese-style Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Quinoa

    Elyse Kopecky
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Grilled eggplant with chickpeas and tomatoes Vegans, vegetarians, and vegetable aficionados rejoice—you need not be a meat-lover to have fun grilling this summer. Vibrant vegetables (and fruit!) can benefit from the sear of a hot grill as much as a juicy burger or steak. Thick slabs of eggplant brushed with olive oil and spices, transform into melt-in-your-mouth goodness when charred to perfection. Grilling is faster than cooking on the stovetop and it requires less cleanup. Ready to get your grill on?! Here are a few tips to get you started: Get it Hot The key to achieving those desirable…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • I spent the weekend in Sebastopol, California at Foocamp. This...

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    I spent the weekend in Sebastopol, California at Foocamp. This photo is from Saturday morning’s 40 mile bike ride to the Pacific Coast. Foocamp is Tim O'Reilly’s annual gathering he hosts where he invites roughly 300 people he believes are doing the most interesting things with Internet-related technology right now. It’s really about getting them all together, introducing them to each other, and creating an open forum to mutually learn. There are folks from the White House, small tech companies doing fascinating things, large companies with scale, artists, independents, etc. There’s a…
  • Last night, I had the pleasure of having dinner with Gabby...

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Last night, I had the pleasure of having dinner with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly. David Karp graciously invited me. Gabby and Mark recently started Americans for Responsible Solutions “to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.” Here are my takeaways from the conversations of the evening.When Gabby was shot, 6 others were killed and 12 were wounded. This took roughly 15 seconds. A bystander, armed with a gun was across the street inside a pharmacy, heard the shooting and ran out with his weapon. He raised his…
  • Dr. Jay Parkinson and his virtual health platform Sherpaa are...

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Dr. Jay Parkinson and his virtual health platform Sherpaa are quietly bringing telemedicine to the forefront of employers’ minds by providing meaningful health care with measurable results.Hey being on the cover is always exciting. Read up to understand more of what we do at Sherpaa. 
  • Thinking of you, Charleston.As always, I post this image any...

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Thinking of you, Charleston.As always, I post this image any time there is a mass shooting in America. Unfortunately, I should post this every day, given that over 50% of people shot by police in America have a diagnosed mental illness.
  • A new report out today says that 44,000 people in America die...

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    A new report out today says that 44,000 people in America die each year due to drug overdoses and 52% of those are due to prescription drug overdoses. Drugs, cars, and guns are the three biggies responsible for injuries being the leading cause of death in America for ages 1 to 44, causing nearly 193,000 deaths per year. Looking at the map, there’s an obvious correlation with a state’s average socioeconomic status and drug overdoses. It’s all about the social infrastructure that an increased standard of living enables.
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    ScienceRoll

  • The FDA Just Approved The First 3D Printed Drug

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    In The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I wrote about Lee Cronin and his group as they have been working on methods to print out drugs. Lee Cronin, a chemist at the University of Glasgow, wants to do for the discovery and distribution of prescription drugs what Apple did for music. In a TED talk he described a prototype 3D printer capable of assembling chemical compounds at the molecular level. Patients would go to an online drugstore with their digital prescription, buy the blueprint and the chemical ink needed, and then print the drug at home. In the future he said we might sell not drugs…
  • 5 Reasons Why Humans Is The Best TV Show About The Future of Robot Companions

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    I love all the branches of science fiction either in books or movies but the favorite kind is when authors and creators depict the future of our lives. We might soon live with robot companions that possess artificial intelligence and they could change how healthcare is delivered too. So far, the 2012 movie Robot & Frank has seemed to be the best example, but now I have a new favorite, Humans. It premiered on Channel 4 and AMC this June and has been receiving positive reviews. Here is the plot summary: In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a…
  • Health Trackers Are Changing The Experience of Pregnancy

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    The revolution of health tracking is getting closer to pregnancy with every new device or gadget that is designed to help expectant mothers measure health parameters about themselves or their babies. With my wife, we are looking forward to having kids as soon as possible and I won’t be able to resist the temptation to measure the baby’s health just like I have been measuring my own for over a decade. Here are a few innovations and others that are not even available yet that might help others too. Wearables during pregnancy Pregsense (coming soon) provides information during the…
  • The Medical Futurist: Weekly Introduction

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Working as a speaker and consultant with medical technology, pharmaceutical and web companies; as well as universities and governments worldwide, my mission as The Medical Futurist is to make sure the advances of technology lead to a better healthcare for everyone! I publish a daily newsletter about the future of medicine, manage a popular Facebook page about the future; launched a Youtube channel and share related news almost every hour on Twitter. Here is my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine: I’m also the author of Social Media in Clinical Practice handbook; and the…
  • The Ultimate Starter Kit For Looking Into The Future Of Medicine

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    I receive a lot of questions from patients, physicians, researchers, developers, and policy makers after my talks about where they should start in discovering the future of medicine. Which books, movies, TV series or websites would help them understand and get a clear picture about where medicine and healthcare are heading because of new disruptive innovations. Here are the top choices in each of these categories. 1) Books Let me show you two books about the future of medicine. The first is The Patient Will See You Now from Dr. Eric Topol. This is the Number One book in digital health. The…
 
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  • 6 Stories You Need To Tell Me Before I Buy From You

    Anne Samoilov
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Struggling to reach the right eyes, right reaction, or right people? Maybe you just want to make more sales. There’s a little something so simple (but so powerful) you can do to improve not just your launches, but can also increase the impact of your various promotions, your blog, your videos and pretty much any content you spend hours creating! You want to make it ALL better? Tell people stories. When you’re selling something…stories are even more important. Before I started using essential oils, I read story after story of the ways in which they improve people’s health, lives,…
  • What To Do Before You Plan Your Product Launches {Behind The Scenes}

    Anne Samoilov
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:49 am
    Picture this. White board on an island in my kitchen. Post it notes. Sharpie. Planner opened. Dirty dishes in the sink. You. Me. That’s how all of my launch planning sessions start. Oh and coffee. But there’s something else that comes before you plan your product launches. Watch the video below to learn what 3 steps you should take FIRST. Three Steps To Take BEFORE you Plan Your Next Launch 1. Take Inventory – This is probably the most often missed piece of planning a launch…taking inventory of your content, tools, the people (subscribers, partners, your…
  • Do Your Customers Want Self-Paced Products or Live Programs? (The answer might surprise you!)

    Anne Samoilov
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    Raise your hand if you like to work solo. Whether it’s working out, taking classes, writing, running your business, everyone’s got a slightly different style of working and learning. I know that for the most part I love to work in solitude and then peek my head out when I’m done to get the next step. Some of the best online learning experiences were ones where I had to show up every single day, though… I’m curious now about your audience. How do they like to consume your content? Where do they consume it? Do they want to do it at their own pace, in the dead of night, on the beach?
  • 5 Reasons You Should Start Using Periscope Now & What To Do Once You’ve Got People Watching

    Anne Samoilov
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Something happened on the internet a few weeks ago and you may have seen it. Periscope opened up a rabbit hole and all of us entrepreneurs fell into it! Now, I know that technically Periscope has been around for a few months now, but things reached a fever pitch this week (maybe it was just for me)–watching Pat Flynn, Chalene Johnson, Chris Ducker, and some of my business buddies Alexis Giostra and Hillary Rubin…and many many others! If your answer is anything but – I’m obsessed and have been on #scopes all week… then I’ll wait while you download the app onto your…
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    fitnessover50.org

  • McCann Listed in Top 10 of Long Term Care Specialists in Nation: AALTCI

    Steve
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    Every year the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance lists the nation’s top specialists in LTC Planning. These are the ‘best of the best’ of those who assist consumers make Long Term Health Care Planning part of their retirement plan. Matt McCann, a 17 year veteran and nationally recognized LTC specialist was listed among the nation’s top 10. The AALTCI was established to create consumer awareness and advocacy to help consumers and specialists plan for LTC. Affordable LTC insurance pays for Long Term Health Care which health…
  • BHG to acquire North Carolina treatment centers

    Steve
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    Jay Higham, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Chief Executive Officer, has announced the acquisition of two opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in North Carolina, located in Asheville and Clyde.  “We are delighted to welcome our North Carolina colleagues and patients to the BHG experience of care,” Higham said.  “Additionally, we look to this type of strategic acquisition as a logical next step in building the BHG network, while maintaining excellent patient care.”  Dick Trotman, former owner of and new Executive Director for the North Carolina Market,…
  • Long Term Care Planning and Health Care New Website Debuts

    Steve
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
    A new website has debuted featuring the latest news on health and Long Term Health Care Planning. The vision comes from a retired Alabama nurse with a passion for planning. She has helped establish this new website which will assist consumers learn about Long Term Health Care Planning and Health news. Terri Flynn, RN is the publisher of www.longtermcareplanningnews.com. The website has resource links of videos and websites from many sources to help consumers as they plan for their future retirement in addition to the latest news stories in Long Term Health Care Planning and general…
  • New Website Provides News on Long Term Care Planning and Health Care

    Steve
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    A retired Alabama nurse with a passion for planning has helped establish a new website which will assist consumers learn about Long Term Health Care Planning and Health news. Terri Flynn, RN is the publisher of www.longtermcareplanningnews.com. The website, in addition to including articles on LTC planning and health issues, has resource links of videos and websites from many sources to help consumers as they plan for their future retirement. “Some people fail to include health related calculations as part of their planning. The end result is a financial and emotional impact on loved…
  • Nezzie Patient Ambulation Device Featured on The Nursing Show

    Steve
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    Clifton, NJ – August 3, 2015 – Early and frequent patient ambulation post-surgery has long been tied to improved patient outcomes. The obstacle, however, to ambulating patients is most often related to a lack of staff resources, since safe ambulation may take up to three clinicians to assist the patient and manage equipment. According to an interview on the latest episode of The Nursing Show—a national medical podcast with more than 100,000 viewers—the answer may be a new device from Blickman called Nezzie. The device, designed by a Thoracic surgeon, allows hospitals…
 
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    GalTime

  • Destination Weddings– In Your Own Backyard

    Danielle Rothweiler
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    One of my favorite things about being a planner in New Jersey is that there is no reason to get on a plane to plan an amazing, getaway-style wedding. No offense to the other beautiful parts of the country and world, but we have everything right around us. The thing is, you can find similar locations in whatever state you find yourself. Whether you want the city, country or beach vibe, plan a destination wedding that is more like a staycation. Getting Camp-y Many couples are trying to bring the “fun” back to weddings and that includes looking at camp campsites for the entire…
  • Relationship Revamp: 4 Ways to Lighten Up

    Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D.
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    When was the last time you came home and complained to your partner that your relationship needs more pressure? I’d bet the answer is “Never”, and for good reason. I’ve studied the topic for 25 years and can confidently report these two facts: Pressure adversely impacts all relationships. Couples that have learned to handle pressure are far better off than their counterparts who can’t. Relationship pressure occurs when either or both partners feel forced to act/think/feel/ in a particular way to please the other. When we are forced to act in a particular way to gain acceptance,…
  • How To Stop Criticizing Yourself!

    Charles Meusburger MD
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    A small dose of self-criticism can inspire you to make changes, but too much self trash-talk can lead to depression. Here are a few ways to deal with your inner critic. A woman’s self-talk is formed from the course of her human journey, and most especially, events occurring in the early adolescence of a young girl’s life impact the formation of self-worth and self-esteem. If those events are attached to negative reinforcements, then negative self-talk is the likely outcome. A critical key to stopping the habit of negative self-talk is that you must first recognize and admit that you…
  • Makeup #101: Don’t ‘Brush’ It Off!

    GalTime
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    Brought to you by  (Psssttt…CONTEST BELOW!)   When it comes to beauty, everyone’s routine is a little different. Whether you take 5 minutes to put on your face or map out the morning to perfect your look, it really is all about the application. Read that as: it’s all about the brushes! Forget smearing on concealer or blending blush and bronzer with your fingers; that’s so amateur. No matter how much time you have, all the pros agree: brushes matter. From how you store and clean them to which ones you use, it’s time to test your Brush IQ.  In…
  • 3 Clues You’re Dating a Keeper

    Katie Parsons
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Think you’ve found ‘The One?’ Sexy? Check. Ambitious. Yep. Good looking? Oh, yeah!  Well, that’s all well and good, but those factors aren’t the only things on the checklist that matter.   Relationship expert Lisa Steadman tells us we women often skip what really matters when determining whether we are in a relationship with ‘a keeper’.  To what should we pay attention? It ‘feels’ right  Sometimes, says Steadman, women tend to confuse attraction for compatibility. Attraction is important, of course, but you need to…
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    True Food Movement

  • How to Make a Simple Syrup: Regular or Strawberry

    Lisa Johnson
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Simple syrup might be something you think about as a bar essential, something bartenders mix into lovely concoctions for us to enjoy. But simple syrup has many uses in baking, as a sauce and yes in drinks like iced tea and lemonade. Here’s how to make a simple syrup, choose one of two ways, traditional or with strawberry flavoring.  The strawberry syrup disappeared quickly at our house, mostly on ice cream and iced teas. Ingredients 1 quart of strawberries 3 cups sugar 3 cups water Directions Hull the strawberries and cut them into chunks, small strawberries in two pieces, larger…
  • Asheville is for Foodies

    Lisa Johnson
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The people of Asheville exude warmth and Southern hospitality, always a kind word and a bright smile for slightly lost strangers. As for food, the locals plow that same charm into their food to the point that I want to move here. Asheville is for foodies, and here are some places we visited. If you’ve been to Asheville, NC please add your favorite places in the comments below. Early Girl Eatery We loved this place so much we went twice. The staff is super friendly; the neighborhood is great (especially for post-breakfast shopping), and the food was unbelievable. Dishes we recommend…
  • Party Like a Vanderbilt: 10 Biltmore Dinner Party Touches

    Lisa Johnson
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: CarolinaMornings.com Biltmore is the largest private home in the United States. At 1,400 square feet, my apartment can fit into Biltmore 127 times over. (Yikes!) The house, built in the late 1800s, was designed for entertaining, hosting dinner parties on a jaw-dropping scale. The dining room boasts a triple fireplace, towering ceilings, large game hanging from the upper walls and impressed even the uber-rich. Some factoids: According to one curator, the current staff never opened the dining room table all the way. They’re not sure how long it is. The game, stuffed and…
  • Summer Entertaining Recipes

    Lisa Johnson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Phew, we’ve been busy! True Food Movement has had the honor to appear in several places around the web, and we didn’t want you to miss out on some awesome stories and recipes. We realized after the fact that they provide a lot of great ideas for summer entertaining. Summer Themes and Trends 5 Deliciously Healthy Summer Party Themes: This blog post is a roundup of fun summer party ideas and how to do them in a healthful way. Luau anyone? How about a clambake? Check the link to find out more ways to entertain. The Most Delicious Food Trends for Summer. We guest posted with Enell.com, (a…
  • Cucumber Pineapple Salad Recipe

    Lisa Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I bravely sampled everything at a huge, over-laden table during a cooking day at a recent Chef’s convention. My mouth was ricocheting between sweet, savory, indian spices, seafood, asian, it was a happy extravaganza of flavors. The one dish that stood out from all the others was this cucumber pineapple salad. I barely realized what I was tasting until the flavors forced me to pause and savor. So if you’re cooking with 300 chefs and this is the best dish you came across (among MANY fantastic dishes) you should share it with others! This refreshing recipe was developed by Mai…
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • Take a Trip through the Brain

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    A new imaging tool developed by Boston scientists could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. In the first demonstration of how the technology works, published July 30 in the journal Cell, the researchers look inside the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously unachievable, generating images at a nanoscale resolution. The inventors’ long-term goal is to...
  • New Close-Up View of Key Part of Ebola Virus Life Cycle

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) reveals a key part of the Ebola virus life cycle at a higher resolution than ever before. The research sheds light on how Ebola virus assembles—and how researchers might stop the often-fatal infection. The new study, published online ahead of print today in the journal Cell Reports, builds on previous work in Saphire...
  • Muscle contraction may contribute to stroke damage

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    An investigation of blood flow network in the brain has revealed some surprising behavior of vessels during stroke, according to Yale researchers. The findings provide a new target for potential drugs to improve stroke outcome, said Jaime Grutzendler, associate professor of neurology and of neurobiology, and senior author of the study, which appeared online June 25 in the journal Neuron.
  • Study demonstrates how Huntington’s disease proteins spread from cell to cell

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    By identifying in spinal fluid how the characteristic mutant proteins of Huntington’s disease spread from cell to cell, UC Irvine scientists and colleagues have created a new method to quickly and accurately track the presence and proliferation of these neuron-damaging compounds – a discovery that may accelerate the development of new drugs to treat this incurable disease.
  • Promising New Drug Combo Offers Hope for People Battling Melanoma

    23 Jun 2015 | 10:17 am
    A recently published paper in the New England Journal of Medicine is about a promising new treatment for melanoma. The treatment Montaser Shaheen, MD, and his colleagues tested in the clinical trial caused tumors to shrink in 61 percent of the people treated. In another 22 percent, the tumors disappeared completely. Shaheen  ran the UNM Cancer Center’s portion of the clinical trial...
 
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • An Introduction to Isometrics: How to Build Strength Without Even Moving

    Guest
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a guest post from Todd Kuslikis of AShotofAdrenaline.net. Warning: Some of you are about to think I’m crazy. For those of you who haven’t heard of isometrics, this strength building concept is going to make you think I’ve officially walked off the deep end. Functional strength and awesome muscle mass gains with out even moving? This must be some kind of joke, right? It’s not. Let’s do a little experiment. Stop what you’re doing for a second, sit up straight and bring your palms together, fingers pointing out, about 12 inches away from you. Now press them together as hard…
  • Dear Mark: Fasting Issues, Pullup Neck Pain, and Red Palm Oil

    Mark Sisson
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. The first one comes from Neda, who’s experiencing some issues that may be related to her fasting schedule. How should she modify her fasting? Or should she eliminate it altogether? The second question concerns a common issue: neck pain during pullups. Why does it happen and how can we avoid it? And finally, what’s the deal with red palm oil? I give my take on the controversial oil, drawing on randomized controlled trials and personal feelings about orangutans to arrive at my conclusion. Let’s go: I…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 359

    Mark Sisson
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Research of the Week There is no connection between salt intake and heart disease or overall mortality in healthy older adults. A single night of sleep deprivation can have lasting effects on circadian-related genes that control metabolism in men (PDF). According to a recent review, low intensity radiofrequency radiation (emitted by devices such as smart phones) appears to “induce oxidative effects in biological systems.” Supplementation with mammalian omega-3s (seal oil) improved athletes’ neuromuscular function and performance. In overweight postmenopausal women, high-fat…
  • Coconut Fish Soup with Red Palm Oil

    Worker Bee
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    This gorgeous fish soup is quick and easy to make, rich in flavor, and filled with healthy fats. It’s also really delicious; a weeknight meal you’ll want to make over and over again But the real reason to check out this recipe is that it’s a perfect example of how (and why) you should cook with unrefined red palm oil. Unrefined red palm oil is incredibly dense with antioxidants and vitamins. Full-spectrum Vitamin E, co-enzyme Q10, betacarotenes, vitamin A, and vitamin K…they’re all there in abundance. There’s no secret to cooking with red palm oil, just use it in the same way that…
  • Positively Primal: A Merry Makeover

    Guest
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Flash back to 2012: we felt sick every day, counted calories religiously, felt guilty after eating any kind of food…we were fueled by low self-esteem and disorderly eating. We’d both just completed a 12 week diet and exercise plan—not…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Cut It Down and Get Over It | Weight Loss Portions

    George Diamond
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:17 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Cut It Down and Get Over It | Weight Loss Portions Weight Loss Success Cut It Down and Get Over It | Weight Loss Portions Ever since I lost 50 lbs over eight years ago, I get asked what I eat as a typical breakfast or lunch. Many times I get the response, “I couldn’t do that.” It is not that they couldn’t do that, it is that they choose not to do that. It is that they choose to over eat and stay overweight rather than cut down on their food intake, lose weight, feel better, and look…
  • Self-Talk is Critical for Losing Weight

    George Diamond
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Self-Talk is Critical for Losing Weight Weight Loss Success Self-Talk is Critical for Losing Weight If you want to drop weight and keep it off you will need to learn how to talk to yourself. This is because it important to encourage and critique yourself in a helpful and positive way. Positive motivation is internal and can only be feed by constant positive self-talk. It is also critical to realize that negative self-talk can…
  • Simple Ways to Flatten Your Stomach

    George Diamond
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Simple Ways to Flatten Your Stomach Weight Loss Success Want Flat Abs? Eat more raspberries. Raspberries are loaded with fiber, which can help flatten your stomach. Drink more water. Water will fill you up; it does not contain any calories, and helps your metabolism run at a higher rate. Avoid the liquor. Alcohol is loaded with calories and increases stomach fat. Work in your garden. A lot bending, lifting, and twisting happens when gardening. This can help tone your stomach. Start hula hooping. My wife…
  • The Most Gratifying Success

    George Diamond
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The Most Gratifying Success Weight Loss Success The Most Gratifying Success I have had many successes in my life. However, one of the most satisfying and gratifying is my weight-loss success. It has been satisfying because not only did I lose the weight; I was able to keep it off. I have weight-loss success because I decided to have it. It is a gratifying success because it is something I can see every day and is something I live with everyday. You can have weight-loss success if you decide to do it also,…
  • Weight Loss Pressure

    George Diamond
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Weight Loss Pressure Weight Loss Success Weight Loss Pressure It’s always easier to put off losing weight than to hit it head on. Putting it off relieves the pressure of doing it now. Putting off losing weight takes the pressure off. However, putting it off will never allow you to lose weight. Make getting healthier a top priority. Turn up the urgency to get it done. Don’t put it off any longer and let’s get it done. Remember, positive pressure is a good thing. It gets it done. Having trouble…
 
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • Back on My Feet…Mostly

    Cammy Chapel
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    I’m pleased to report that I have graduated from the clunky old air boot to a new, easier to manage,boot-let. This is more of a compression sleeve, really, with a hard plastic bottom to it. By removing the insert to my Asics, I am able to cram the entire bootlet into my shoe. It’s not exactly like walking on air, but it’s not that clunky boot, and I’m grateful for that. I’m still not cleared for distance-walking or biking, but going to the gym is sooooo much more enjoyable now. The big boot and the machines at the gym didn’t work for me, so I’ve been…
  • Alphabet Soup: The ‘L’ Words

    Cammy Chapel
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Alphabet Soup is a series of posts in which readers and I explore the words, concepts, and ideas that help on the path to weight loss/maintenance. Please join in with your insights! The letter L is a Very Big Deal for me, with respect to weight loss and to life in general. Lots of lessons learned in L-world. Love I’ve learned a lot about loving myself over the past few years, primarily that love of self shouldn’t be tied to eating healthy and exercising, and it can’t be tied to a size or a shape or weight or bmi or any other physical attribute. While I’m great with…
  • Review: Pivotal Living Fitness Tracker

    Cammy Chapel
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    It seems as though every third person I see is wearing some sort of fitness wristband these days. People seem to like them, or maybe they just like to be seen wearing them. I don’t know, but there’s no doubting that fitness trackers are popular. I confess to a mild curiosity about them, but not enough to plop down a fairly significant amount of cash. ::pause for moment of gratitude that I didn’t plop:: A few weeks ago I was offered an opportunity to review the Pivotal Living Fitness Tracker, a relatively new kid in the fitness tracking neighborhood. Among other things, this…
  • Getting the Boot

    Cammy Chapel
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Well, the verdict is on my foot woes. It’s not good, but it’s not as bad as it could be. Photo Credit Peroneal Subluxation. At least, that’s what I think the podiatrist said. He had a needle in the side of my foot at the time, and I was having a little trouble concentrating. Basically, my tendons are twisted up, and I have some inflammation caused by that. No fracture. No apparent tears or shredding. I’ll take that and count my blessings. The treatment, at this point: Yep, I got the boot. Worse, I got the boot for 6-8 weeks! I don’t know if I can do 6-8 weeks,…
  • Nekkid Bread (a.k.a. Knekkebrød)

    Cammy Chapel
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:28 pm
    With summer temps scheduled to arrive any day now, I’m really looking forward to my favorite summer meal: tuna salad and fresh, juicy tomatoes, served alongside some Wasa Crispbread. Bring it on! Last week I got creative and attempted to make my own crispbread. Wasa Crispbreads are my favorite, but they’re a little pricey for what you get, so I googled DIY Wasa and found a good place to start with Diary of Dinners’ Knekkebrød recipe. Knekkebrød, as it turns out, is a Scandinavian crispbread. I have no idea how to pronounce Knekkebrød, but in my head in sounds like…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • When You Didn’t Plan on Your Plans Being Unplanned #SwitchersRemorse

    Joyce
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Where are my plans? I know they must be out here somewhere? Photo credit: Mike Waltze When I was invited to share about a #SwitchersRemorse life experience for Verizon, I thought,  “I have enough material for about 20 blog posts.” I decided to choose this particular experience because I’m actually suffering from switcher’s remorse right at this very moment. I’ve always had an aversion to planning things too far in advance. I like to keep the door open when it comes to opportunity. I’m not suggesting this is a great character trait — only that…
  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

    Joyce
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    **Disclosure: GaiamTV sponsored post** As the days pass, I find myself reflecting on the value of time. In the past, I was always hurrying things up — bored and impatient. But as I reflect on my own personal hourglass, I’m conscious of the fact I have more sand in the bottom, and less left on top. I’m far from being an expert on meditating. I confess slowing down is a challenge for me. But when I overcome my need for speeding ahead, I find myself more joyful and fulfilled. It’s in the pause I’m able to push away the clutter and see what I couldn’t see…
  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled

    Joyce
    14 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    Photo taken on my favorite walk. Action expresses priorities. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Lately, I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot. It seems simple enough, right? You just do what you’ve set as a priority. Oh, if it were only that easy. This quote is a great reminder, but also overly simplistic. It’s like saying “Just pay your bills,” or “Just go to work,” or “Just stop eating crap.” Unfortunately, the hard things in life aren’t always as simple as a quote. What things might those be? Things like… -relationships -finances…
  • Mind Fitness: How I Find Peace and Balance Every Day

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

    Joyce
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Luna’s favorite spot for drink after we ride. **Disclosure: My Yoga and this post is sponsored by the GaiamTV “One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ― Dale Carnegie Recently, a friend and I were discussing age and mirrors. If you’re over 25 you might relate to this. We discussed how stopping and glancing in the mirror often makes you feel like crap, or even shocked. Why? This has nothing to do with loving ourselves, or self-acceptance, or self-loathing. This is about feeling the same as we did when…
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    E2dietitian

  • What the World Snacks On

    e2dietitian
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:38 am
    Which region prefers chips, chocolate, cheese, cookies and fruit as their top 5 fruits of choice?
  • An Athlete’s Hydration Needs

    e2dietitian
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    With the heat index on the rise it’s a good time to review your hydration needs before, during and after exercise. You may have seen recent headlines suggesting that athletes need only use thirst as their guide on when to... Read More ›
  • Watermelon: An Athlete’s Top Fruit Choice

    e2dietitian
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Replenishes sweat loss, reduces inflammation and is cost effective.
  • Michigan Cherries

    e2dietitian
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:51 am
    Good for heart health, athletic performance and enhancing sleep.
  • How to Crack the Egg Shortage

    e2dietitian
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    Breakfast protein alternatives and egg substitutes as the Avian Flu Virus creates shortages.
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • 10 High-Fat, But Super Healthy Foods

    BeWellBuzz
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Fats have been wrongly demonized, when all the while the real culprits have been sugar, refined carbs and processed foods. This post from Physio Answers lists 10 high-fat, but super healthy foods. Ever since fat was demonized, people started eating more sugar, refined carbs and processed foods instead. As a result, the entire world has become fatter and sicker. However, times are changing. Studies now show that fat, including saturated fat, isn’t the devil it was made out to be (1, 2). All sorts of healthy foods that happen to contain fat have now returned to the…
  • DNA as a Potential Data Storage Medium?

    BeWellBuzz
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Harvard scientists have been successful in packing 700 terabytes of data in a single gram of DNA – thousand times more than what was thought feasible earlier. This post from Extreme Tech discusses why, and how, scientists are trying to use DNA as a potential data storage medium. A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data storage medium record by a thousand times. The work, carried out by George Church and Sri Kosuri,…
  • Break These 6 Bad Habits to Lose Weight for Good

    BeWellBuzz
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Have you tried almost all new diet fads and are still at square one with your weight? This post from Women’s Health brings to you long-standing lifestyle changes that’ll help you lose weight – 6 things you’ll have to give up if you want to lose weight for good! Juice fasting, low-carb, Paleo, the Master Cleanse—if you’re someone who struggles with her weight, you might always be looking for the hot new diet that will magically make it all easier. Sorry to break it to you, but staying slim and healthy is usually about making a commitment to lasting…
  • Mess-Free Food Prep Tricks for Your Favorite Fruits and Veggies

    BeWellBuzz
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com If you put off making a salad just because you dislike prepping some of those fruits and veggies, here’s help. This post from Women’s Health puts together smart mess-free food prep tricks for some of your favorite fruits and veggies. If you’re anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try these tricks for yourself: Mandarin Oranges “I love how…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • Make a Soothing Spray for Natural Sunburn Relief

    Andrea Butje
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Natural sunburn relief you can make at home (and keep in the fridge!) Nobody ever wants to get sunburned. We try to have a moderate amount of sun exposure, keep covered up, or to use skin-friendly sunscreens with natural ingredients. But sometimes we get carried away working in the garden, live in or vacation at a tropical place, take a longer walk than we intended, or we just forget! We don’t even realize we’re getting burned while it’s happening. And then that evening, we get a look at ourselves in the mirror, see that red skin, and think, “Oh no!” You can make a natural sunburn…
  • How To Make Baby Powder with All Natural Ingredients

    Andrea Butje
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Make baby powder at home and make baby smile! Babies have some of the most sensitive skin. It can respond to the slightest irritation! That’s why it surprised me to learn that most baby powders in stores—even in health food stores—contain ingredients that can be irritating. Nothing but the purest ingredients should go on that sensitive skin! So I like to make baby powder myself for friends who have kids. I use ingredients that are absorbent and nourishing at the same time You’ll need a 2 oz (56 gm) glass jar (use PET plastic if it’s going in the diaper bag, so it won’t…
  • How To Make a Cooling Body Mist for Summer

    Andrea Butje
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I live in Florida. Summers can get very hot here, and I don’t like to spend all my time inside. I like to be outside—with the plants in my garden, taking walks, and just being in nature. Spending time in nature almost always makes me feel calmed and uplifted, and I love hot weather. That being said, I have lots of friends who find the heat can get unbearable! I started to make cooling body mists for my friends so they could spend more time outside and stay comfortable. I have several recipes that are all easy to make, and I’d like to share two of my favorites. You’ll need a 2 oz (60…
  • Make Aromatherapy Blends Based on Plant Part

    Andrea Butje
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    You can make Aromatherapy blends with oils from the same parts of different plants. What is your usual method for making Aromatherapy blends? What do you usually think about when choosing your essential oils? The most popular ways to blend are to consider what oils smell good together, and their therapeutic properties. This is a great way to go about it! But it’s not the only way to make Aromatherapy blends. You can also blend according to what plant parts the oils are made from—like the roots, flowers, or seeds. Here are a few of the plant parts you can use as guidelines for your…
  • Make Itch Sticks for Natural Bug Bite Itch Relief

    Andrea Butje
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    An itch stick with essential oils is effective, natural bug bite itch relief. Let’s say you forgot to make your summer batch of natural bug repellent. (I have a recipe for that here!) After you spend an evening outside with friends, you come back in covered in bites and spend the next few days trying not to scratch like crazy! Well, maybe you forgot your bug repellent, but at least you can make natural bug bite itch relief. The ingredients are: ½ oz (14 gm) beeswax (Cera alba) 1 oz (28 gm) coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) ½ oz (15 ml) jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis) 7 drops Lavender…
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    Anti Aging Guide

  • Make Exclusive Anti Aging Products Allow you to Protect against Your Age

    11 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Studies performed around the world have verified that each one would not grow older at the same time. There are specific elements that contribute to aging and also the eradication of the people might slow down the process. Everything you need to do for staying young is always to learn about the techniques of antiaging and create comprehensive utilization of anti aging products for your advantage
  • Do Antiaging Products and solutions Act as Promoted

    11 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    People today invest lots of money for solutions and products looking to remain younger permanently and trying to prove that antiaging products will work. You will find treatment centers in every state that will promote that they have the solution to the aging issue and may provide that response for a cost. This is simply not a brand new search or even desire. People have constantly searched to
  • Cosmetic Anti Aging Products and solutions - The facts

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    So, the consequence of aging has begun displaying on your face. Well, getting older is really a universal fact and each personal needs to move through it at some point in life. Of course, nobody loves all those old and wrinkly pores and skin and grey hair and unfortunately you may not prevent all of them from showing up. However, the good thing is using the development in the field of cosmetic
  • Anti Aging Products and solutions - Live Young For a longer time

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    Several variables such as stress, abnormal food habits, less sleep, improper diet, etc are seen to improve ageing in our bodies. This has resulted in a number of anti aging products and solutions today. It has turn out to be an essential component in our lives, with almost most people worried with anti aging treatment methods. Now let us have a quick look through the way you could guide by
  • The Realm Of Anti-Aging Products

    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Anti-Aging Products The Realm Of Anti-Aging Products. Sagging, wrinkled and flawed skin mirrors your stay in this world. However, as you age, you want to revert the hands of time.  This is a fact of life. Age is as sweet as honey but as it evolves with time, it becomes a dreadful poison that nobody wants to take in more. Aging makes persons worry about their appearance and health. This is
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • Survive Or Thrive Your Personal Strategy

    Larry Lewis
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:18 am
    Survive Or Thrive Your Personal Strategy was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living When you're facing challenging times, how do you get yourself back on track and better still take your life to a better place than you’ve been before?  The answer I believe, evidenced by times in my life, is to not settle for surviving as your personal strategy choice but aim to thrive. To reflect on the meaning of today’s blog just ask yourself this question: Are you happy to just survive or do you want your life to prosper and thrive? What started to become clear to me the moment my mind was able…
  • The Path to Empowerment – Visualisation

    Larry Lewis
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    The Path to Empowerment – Visualisation was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living I am now empowered to provide support and training to help adults get beyond vision loss and live life on their own terms. What are you empowered to do? Alternatively are you someone that feels absolutely powerless to shape your life? This article is written for those who have experienced major vision loss but will also help anyone who feels they are helpless on life’s journey. When we first experience irreparable vision loss we will naturally be overcome with the illusion of powerlessness. We begin to…
  • Change Your Personal Outlook on Life or Let Visual Impairment Destroy You

    Larry Lewis
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    Change Your Personal Outlook on Life or Let Visual Impairment Destroy You was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living   Life is too precious to waste feeling sorry for ourselves or fearing what nightmares may be waiting ahead of us on life’s journey. Your outlook will determine whether you handle your challenges successfully or you crumble because of them. Let me share with you a story: Two seriously ill men were roomed together in a hospital. One of these men had a bed next to a window while the other was to his side with no view outside. The men talked for hours on end. They…
  • The Day Half The World Vanished

    Larry Lewis
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Day Half The World Vanished was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living I had become one of the vision-impaired, and I was off on a trip I had never in my life expected to take. I learnt to live successfully with sight loss. My hope is that, I can help others deal with the emotional distress and sense of helplessness that I did when I first faced a future with vision impairment. In May 2009 I was taking one of my Military Boot Camp Classes. The Boot Camp workout is a fast-paced military style interval training class that incorporates a wide variety of exercises such as, push-ups,…
  • Don’t Play the Blame Game

    Larry Lewis
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    Don’t Play the Blame Game was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living One of the most destructive things we do is play the blame game. The blame is where we blame another person for something bad that has happened,  instead of making changes that improve the situation I was asked an interesting question the other day. 'Who has hurt you most in your life?' Without thinking about this question, nor giving myself time to truly reflect, my initial thoughts considered whether it was my first true love ending our relationship; my wife deciding to leave me;  a business partner who didn't…
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    Elements4Health

  • Evaluating Drug-Induced Liver Injury

    Dana
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Evaluating drug-induced liver injury is a critical part of pharmaceutical drug discovery and must be carried out on human liver cells. Regretfully, human liver cells, called hepatocytes, are in scarce supply as they can only be isolated from donated organs. Now, in research published on the cover of the journal Hepatology, scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem report that they produced large amounts of functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetic engineered stem cells. “This is quite a revolution for pharmaceutical drug discovery,” said Prof. Yaakov Nahmias, the…
  • Gastric Bypass Benefits Majority of Obese Teens

    Dana
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Performing surgery on teens is not a decision to be taken lightly, which is why many providers are hesitant to recommend weight loss operations for teens struggling with obesity. However, teenagers suffering from severe obesity generally experience improved mental health after undergoing gastric bypass. One in five, however, still suffers from symptoms of depression – some quite seriously. These are the results of a new study from Lund University in Sweden, published in Obesity. The study is the largest two-year follow-up in the world regarding mental health in adolescents who have…
  • Preventing Gestational Diabetes

    Dana
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Gestational diabetes is one of the most common pregnancy complications, but it turns out that the condition can be prevented by a simple, easily applicable individualized lifestyle intervention in high-risk women. This is the finding of a study led by Helsinki University Hospital and South Karelia Central Hospital, Finland. The results of the study are promising, and in line with previous published T2D prevention studies. The findings may have major health consequences for both the mother and the child. The prevalence of overweight and obesity are increasing worldwide. Up to 60 percent of…
  • Spinach Extract May Help Curb Cravings, Promoting Weight Loss

    Dana
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Popeye may have been on to something with his love of spinach. A new study found in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very beneficial in slowing down fat digestion. The article “Acute Effects of a Spinach Extract Rich in Thylakoids on Satiety: A Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial” is an Open Access article available from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the official publication of…
  • Ebola Vaccine Passes First Test

    Dana
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    A vaccine against the Ebola virus, tested in West Africa for the first time in a field trial, has proved to be effective. People who had come into close contact with someone recently infected, and who are therefore at particularly high risk, were vaccinated. Investigators from the University of Bern were heavily involved in designing the World Health Organization (WHO) Ebola ça Suffit vaccine trial. The Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa has not been defeated yet, although the number of cases has dropped substantially since the start of the year. Just one Ebola case in the most…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Sunday: Tilt/Shift

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Click on either of the last two photos above to download the full size versions. To save and enjoy either as your desktop wallpaper, right click the larger version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen.
  • Simply Bananas

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Does the internet need another recipe for banana bread? It’s a reasonable question, given the millions, if not billions, of hits that Google will pull up from the most cursory of searches, and one that I grappled with when deciding to share today’s post. By the strength of sheer facts and numbers, I would have to reason that one more dissertation on the blue and black / white and gold dress would probably be more innovative than yet another darned loaf of baked banana puree, and yet here I am, quick bread in hand. Statistics don’t tell the full story of the banana bread, as…
  • Frozen Corn is the Cure

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Gathering up my bags and grocery list, I stepped out of my enclosed oasis of air conditioning and into the midday sun. Slamming the car door shut and turning to go, I suddenly found myself caught. It wasn’t unusual to find my shirt, or purse, or even hair entangled in a closed door, but when I looked down to the source, I was unprepared for what I saw. Oh… Shit was the only clear thought that passed through my mind upon discovering that it was, in fact, my right thumb being held captive, fully enclosed in the not only latched, but locked car door. Forget about that quick, routine…
  • Beat the Heat

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Summer rages on, turning enclosed cars into rolling ovens and frying the delicate petals of spring flowers to crispy brown ribbons. Temperatures on the east coast look comparatively mild by sheer numbers alone, but it’s the humidity that really beats one into submission. Dry heat is more manageable even in the extreme; it doesn’t seem to cling or weigh so heavily, adding insult to injury under the radiating sun. Spending more time out west has certainly increased my tolerance for the heat, so even though the daily highs regularly score higher than those in Honolulu lately, it…
  • Silent Saturday: On Wings Big and Small

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Introducing 5 Fresh Vegetables You Should be Eating

    Carly Sippel
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Don't be afraid to stretch your food comfort zone! Here are five nutrient-rich seasonal vegetables (with recipes and cooking tips) to get you started. The post Introducing 5 Fresh Vegetables You Should be Eating appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Time Management Guidance From One Busy Mom to Another

    Shannon Fable
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The road to balance is paved with time management! Take some time now to contemplate and strategize a practical plan before the back-to-school rush. The post Time Management Guidance From One Busy Mom to Another appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • August 2015 Workout Calendar

    Anytime Fitness
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Prepare yourself for the balancing act that is August by using our downloadable workout calendar. The post August 2015 Workout Calendar appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Success Story: Distressed Groomsman to Confident Groom

    Anytime Fitness
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It's remarkable what can happen when you put your health first. Chris Allen found confidence, camaraderie, and a wife at Anytime Fitness! The post Success Story: Distressed Groomsman to Confident Groom appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Hump Day Fitness Humor Courtesy of Amy Schumer

    Kelly Fitzgerald
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Prepare yourself for Amy Schumer truth-bombs and belly laughs via her bold health and fitness comedy sketches. The post Hump Day Fitness Humor Courtesy of Amy Schumer appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Focused on Health

  • What's your skin cancer risk?

    Focused on Health Blogger
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Markham HeidAnyone who’s regularly exposed to the sun has reason to worry about skin cancer. But some people have a greater skin cancer risk than others.“There are a number of known skin cancer risk factors,” says Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, M.D., medical director of the Melanoma and Skin Center at MD Anderson.Recognizing your risk factors can help you take steps to protect yourself.Who’s at increased risk?Skin cancer risk factors tend to fall into two categories.Genetic risk factors for skin cancer are qualities that you inherited and cannot be changed.Family history of skin…
  • Healthy lunch ideas for kids

    Focused on Health Blogger
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Markham HeidHealthy lunches can help set your kids up for a bright future and reduce their lifetime cancer risk.   But assembling a healthy, appealing lunch for your kids can be a challenge. Many traditional lunch box foods aren’t what’s best for your young ones. And they can be picky eaters.“It’s important to pack nutritious foods in the proper proportions,” says Rachel King, a health education specialist in MD Anderson’s Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center. Research has linked processed meats like salami, bologna, pastrami and even lean lunchmeats to an increased risk for…
  • How to add more exercise and activity to your day

    Focused on Health Blogger
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Kellie BramletYou don’t have to go the gym or start training for a 5K to enjoy the benefits of exercise. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that many of the tasks you do each day can help you improve your health, strength and energy level.“Any time you’re moving around counts,” says Carol Harrison, senior exercise physiology technologist at MD Anderson.  Just 30 minutes of daily moderate physical activity can reduce your risk for cancer and other diseases. And, you can split your 30 minutes of exercise into multiple sessions. If you are pressed for time, turning the tasks…
  • Lower your stress with beginner meditation techniques

    Focused on Health Blogger
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By David BerkowitzFeeling stressed, depressed or sleep-deprived? Help may be as near as your own mind and body. Just follow a few meditation techniques for beginners.By using mental focus, controlled breathing and body movements, our experts say you can relieve these common problems and boost your health.Chronic stress weakens the immune system and makes it harder for your body to stay healthy, says Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor in Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson.Stress also makes you more likely to give up…
  • Activity Trackers: Move More and Lower Your Cancer Risk

    Focused on Health Blogger
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    By Markham HeidFrom wearable devices to phone apps, activity trackers can help lower your cancer risk by motivating you to be more active.  “The ability to monitor your own exercise behaviors is an effective, research-backed strategy to increase physical activity,” says Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., professor in Behavioral Science at MD Anderson.“Just recognizing how much you move can help you make healthy changes,” Basen-Engquist says.The most popular activity trackers are wristbands, watches and phone apps, she says. Most of these trackers log the number of steps you take each day…
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • How Spices Serve as an Antioxidant + a Curry Paste Recipe

    Guest Author
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    There is garlic. There is ginger. Each is great on its own, but when they are used together, they are something far beyond fantastic. The same can be said about other spices; all of those wonderful flowers, seeds, roots, fruit, or bark that can be purchased whole, ground, or fresh, ready to come together in cooking to make delicious and healthy food. What’s your favorite spice? Most people think of the great flavor that comes with spices. They have such health benefits that historically they have also been used as curatives due to their powerful medicinal qualities. Spices are full of…
  • The Mysteries Surrounding Rosacea

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    Rosacea impacts more than 16 million Americans, according to the National Rosacea Society (NRS). In fact, I am one of the million that deal with it. Still, most people don’t realize they have it. It’s a somewhat challenging issue since it is not entirely black and white in either the definition or treatment of it. According to actress Cynthia Nixon speaking on behalf of the National Rosacea Coalition: Rosacea not only affects the skin but the confidence of sufferers and from my own personal experience I know how debilitating its effects can be. Redness is one specific characteristic of…
  • Dr. Bailey’s Top 5 Beauty Picks for that Warm, Summer Glow

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Summer skin care should have your skin looking smooth and sun-kissed, but without the sun. Summer is also about unwinding, so your skin care routine needs to be carefree and simple too. Fortunately, you can have it all with the top summer beauty must-haves, including an elegant sunscreen matched to skin type, a slightly tanner shade of compatible mineral makeup, a great exfoliator for smooth summer skin, and a great self-tanner to go on top for a healthy golden glow. You also need a professional level antioxidant facial product to fight the sun’s free radical skin damage that can lead to…
  • 5 Ways Stress Effects Your Skin and How to Fix It

    Angela
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
      Stress – the word alone can trigger a heightened response. We all have dealt with stress in our lives. Some of us even deal with it daily on a chronic level. Stress can have negative effects on your health, which in turn, adds to the amount of stress you have. It’s a vicious cycle. Has this happened to you? I personally can’t count the number of times my acne has flared up on my face after several stressful days or sleepless nights. Do you ever wonder why stress triggers health problems, including skin problems? I’ve been studying it in nursing school and want…
  • Why Coconut Oil Is Fantastic for Your Face and Hair

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m a big fan of coconut oil for skin care. I chose to use it instead of the usual post-procedure ointments after a pretty deep facial laser procedure last month. My skin healed quickly and without any problems! This is a testament to the healing properties of coconut oil on damaged skin, if ever there was one! I recommend coconut oil for many skin problems, including to calm highly sensitive allergic skin problems, to help soothe scalp dermatitis, for people prone to staph skin infections, and for post-laser care. The Benefits of Coconut Oil on Skin I was asked recently if coconut oil can…
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  • Quality Engineers… are you ready for a challenge?

    T
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach Florida, Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. is challenging conventional foot and ankle surgical approaches in order to develop breakthrough surgical technologies that will enable all surgeons to deliver superior outcomes for their patients.  We are driven by a shared passion to deliver step-function innovation to our customers, not incremental improvements. Candidate […]
 
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    Heart Sisters

  • The loss of ‘self’ in chronic illness is what really hurts

    Carolyn Thomas
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:07 am
    "A fundamental form of suffering is the loss of 'self' in chronically ill persons who observe their former self-images crumbling away without the simultaneous development of equally valued new ones." Here's how this researcher explains our loss of self as we adapt to life with a chronic illness like heart disease.
  • A blogging challenge: 15 random facts about me

    Carolyn Thomas
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    In the spirit of this inspirational challenge from some of favourite bloggers, here's my own totally random list of fascinating facts about moi . . .
  • Do you want the truth, or do you want “Fine, thank you”?

    Carolyn Thomas
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    The trouble with asking "How are you doing?" - is that some people will actually start telling you . . .
  • When you’re the adult child of a heart patient

    Carolyn Thomas
    12 Jul 2015 | 4:02 am
    Dr. Wayne Sotile calls them "the best hidden victims of heart illness: the patient's adult children". And when heart disease strikes, it can affect not only the patient, but the extended family of that patient as well.
  • Deprescribing: fewer drugs, better health outcomes?

    Carolyn Thomas
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Here's a good question from one of my readers: "Most of my medical conditions have been under control for more than a year, some 3-5 years. The control came mostly through exercise and diet. But my doctors are saying: 'We have this under control. Let’s not change anything.' So how can I get off any of my medications?"
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  • Peter Rowe – Part Two

    Jeryldine Saville
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    In Part Two of his follow-up to our July 16 webinar, Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, responds to patients’ questions on orthostatic intolerance, methylation, beta blockers and the effects of talking during tilt table testing. Dr. Rowe will provide answers to additional questions in the third and fourth installments in this blog series. Q: Cardiologists continue to be dismissive, even though orthostatic intolerance (OI) is so obvious in these studies. What is being done/planned to educate this important group of physicians, such…
  • Dr. Peter Rowe’s Responses to Follow-Up Webinar Questions

    Jeryldine Saville
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:49 pm
    On July 16, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative hosted a webinar with Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, called, “Inducing Post-Exertional Malaise in ME/CFS: A Look at the Research Evidence.” Dr. Rowe has followed up with his responses to questions that were unable to be answered during the webinar due to time limitations. Given the number of questions posed, Dr. Rowe’s responses will be featured in a series of blog posts, beginning with this one. Q: Has there been a study distinguishing PEM in CFS, controls and other fatiguing…
  • Dr. Lily Chu Q&A Follow-Up to June 18 Webinar

    Jeryldine Saville
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative hosted a webinar with Dr. Lily Chu June 18 called, “Post-Exertional Malaise: History, Characteristics, Evidence.” Dr. Chu has followed up with her responses to questions that were unable to be answered during the webinar due to time limitations. The next SMCI webinar is July 16 with Dr. Peter Rowe, director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Q: What CFS criteria was used in the tests you covered in the webinar and are they comparable subsets of people with CFS? A: The studies discussed during the webinar concerned CFS subjects…
  • Pathways to Prevention

    Jeryldine Saville
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Click Image to Expand Last week’s long-awaited briefing on the National Institutes of Health’s Pathways to Prevention (P2P) report on ME/CFS failed miserably at continuing the momentum created earlier this year by the Feb. 10 Institute of Medicine publication on the disease. The P2P report was published three long years after the NIH launched the process of including ME/CFS in the P2P program. With so much time allotted to the process, expectations were bound to build. And build they did, even as the process was found to be riddled with errors. A number of public comments were omitted…
  • SMCI Announces New VP for Research and Scientific Programs

    Jeryldine Saville
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, as its Vice President for Research and Scientific Programs, effective June 29. Dr. Nahle has a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Nahle also completed post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard and Stony Brook. He emerged as the clear choice for the position after a rigorous two-month international search, which included many extraordinary…
 
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  • Study Finds Type 2 Diabetes Drugs And Pancreatic Cancer Association

    Health Blog
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    According to a study, 2 drugs made use of for treating type 2 diabetes may be associated with a significantly higher risk of the development of pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, and 1 of the drugs may be associated with an increased thyroid cancer risk. Researchers analyzed the FDA’s database for adverse events reported by...
  • High Intensity Exercise More Beneficial Than Endurance Training

    Health Blog
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    A study shows that high intensity workouts are more beneficial compared to traditional endurance exercise for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. CVD is a major reason for mortality worldwide and its risk factors begin in childhood. This study looks at the effects of intense, brief exercise in comparison to traditional endurance exercise on cardiovascular...
  • Weight Training Program Safe for Pregnant Women

    Health Blog
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    In spite of years of physicians’ unwillingness to advise pregnant women to weight train, researchers have revealed that a low to moderate intensity weight training program which is supervised is beneficial and safe. The researchers measured changes in resting blood pressure, progress of the amount of weight made use of and potentially harmful side...
  • Curbing Carbs More Effective Than Cutting Calories to Reduce Liver Fat

    Health Blog
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    According to researchers, cutting down on carbs works more effectively than restricting calories for people wanting to reduce liver fat quickly. What this study tells us is that if your doctor says that you need to reduce the amount of fat in your liver, you can do something within a month. The results could...
  • 5 Must Have Accessories For Healthy Eating On The Go

    Health Blog
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    1. Meal Cooler Bag One of the greatest challenges facing those of us who are either on a strict diet plan or who are just trying to eat healthy is the accessibility of suitable meals while on the go. Well, with the ISOBAG™ by Isolator Fitness, meals can be prepared and packed for the...
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  • Eight therapeutic facts and uses of Ginseng

    John Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Ginseng is a nutritious herb that is very beneficial for our health. Ginseng is a very powerful nourishing stimulant and has been in use since very long. There are several health benefits of ginseng that has been described in this article. Ginseng is a plant with fleshy roots; it is one of the eleven species of Panax genus and family Araliaceae. It is prevalent plant found in China, Korea and Northern Siberia. Ginseng contains numerous amino acids, mineral elements, Vitamin-C, Ginsenosides and other elements that are good for the body. The roots of this plants are highly beneficial and are…
  • 11 Proven Health Benefits of Gooseberry

    John Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    Indian gooseberry is also known as Amla, have several benefits. Because of the innumerable health benefits of Indian gooseberry it is the main ingredient of many ayurvedic preparations. Indian gooseberry: Amla or gooseberry is very nutritious fruit; that is found in the Indian subcontinent. Its botanical name is Phyllanthus emblica or Emblica officinalis. Amla is regarded as the best source of vitamin C. This fruit is edible in raw as well as dried form. It is considered the most powerful herb for improving health and well-being. Read also: Cut Soda from your diet and see what happens There…
  • Cut Soda from your diet and see what happens

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Drinking regular or diet soda has been linked to obesity along with numerous health issues. You can reverse your risk by limiting or quitting soda calories. Addiction is a word often related to tobacco, alcohol, or drugs only, but we should not ignore that the practice of drinking soda regularly can also convert into an addiction. Regular consumption of soda can wreak havoc on your body by damaging many organs in the long term. Various researchers have emphasized on the ill effects of soda on the human body. So, the time has come to give up, or at least reduce the amount of intake soda…
  • Different Ways to Stop Snoring

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    There isn’t a miracle cure for snoring, but various lifestyle changes, home remedies, and over-the-counter medications may help. Below are certain tips to stop snoring. Detailing snoring: Snoring is a condition that can affect anyone and it progresses as the person ages. This condition causes a person to make snorting and other noises in his/her sleep. It is a common state, with around 30 to 50 percent of the United States population snoring throughout their lifetime. Snoring is defined as the vibration of the respiratory structures due to obstructed air movement during breathing while…
  • Sleep better with relaxation exercise

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    There are innumerable evidences on how exercise and sleep quality are related to one another. Some exercise techniques that will help to get a better sleep are explained here in this article. Sleep: It is a state of mind associated with reduced perception of environmental stimuli and inhibition of almost all voluntary muscles or in much simpler terms it’s a periodic rest of both mind and body. All animals, including humans, sleep. Though the exact reason for sleep is still a topic of study, but in general sleep is necessary for the body and mind to be healthy and to work properly.
 
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    Optimistic Life

  • Success Secrets of the High School Drop-out Who Built a Worldwide Business Empire

    Guest Author
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    More than 40 summers ago, high school drop-out Richard Branson decided to put up his first business venture in a basement of an apartment in West London.  While chatting with his friends over a few drinks, they chose Virgin as the name of the business, because all of them are greenhorns in business.  The rest, as they say, is history. The Young Richard Branson.  Photo by: Virgin.com Today, the Virgin Group is into many business ventures such as airline, banking, books, consumer electronics, films, health care, internet, jewelry, mobile phones, music, retail, travel and even space travel.
  • How To Remain Healthy and Fit on a Budget

    Guest Author
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    While millions want to get healthy, many cite their budget as one of the top obstacles of their health. Fresh, organic food is twice the price of frozen, preserved, or fried food. Gym memberships can be expensive. If you don’t have any, buying the proper tennis shoes to exercise in can cost a significant amount of money. Despite this, it is possible to remain healthy and fit without breaking the bank. Just follow the tips below.   Freeze  or Refrigerate All of Your Fruits and Vegetables One drawback to eating healthy is how fast fresh-food goes stale or rots. Fortunately, there is…
  • Finding a Way Back after Hitting Rock Bottom

    Guest Author
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:50 pm
    As the saying goes, once you hit rock-bottom, there’s no place to go but up. My experience with overcoming alcoholism is a testament to the adage. Having dug my way out, my goal now is to keep others from hitting their rock-bottom. I’ve mapped a pathway of transformation for others at a crossroads wanting to turn their lives around. At age 37, I was living as a hard-rock miner in Northern Ontario and was deep into my addiction to alcohol. It had become the love of my life. In my dependent state, it filled a hole in my soul that allowed me to live with myself. Then came my personal…
  • How to Avoid or Limit Procrastination

    Guest Author
    29 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Have you ever found your task list too overwhelming? It’s tricky to zoom out and connect how my to-do list fits into my overall schedule and challenges. It’s even more tricky how this things work. See also: How to cope with procrastination Let’s see how visual representations can help at this place. Post it on the wall, screen… Colored sticker notes as we are all used to could be very convenient. – They work as reminders. – They can track my topic tasks (same color for tasks that belong to the same goal or challenge). – They can be easily removed or…
  • These Five Foods Are Making You Fat. Stop Eating Them

    Guest Author
    21 May 2015 | 3:27 am
    I could not get a six pack until I cut these five foods out of my diet. Trust me, I worked really hard to get lean. I have been exercising since I was 13. When I was in my early 20’s, I competed in full contact kickboxing. I trained and worked out so much that I needed 6000 calories/day or I would lose weight, and I still didn’t have much of a six pack. Then I stopped eating these five foods, and I got shredded in a few months. #1 Food That Make Us Fat: Processed (Refined) Sugar Before buying anything in a box, bag, or bottle, read the label. If sugar is listed in the first 3…
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Stopping foodborne illness — faster testing, vigilance at home

    Heidi Godman
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    The steady stream of reports about foodborne illness is making me think twice about what’s on my dinner plate. This year alone, we’ve seen dozens of food recalls, including one involving frozen tuna that was linked to 62 cases of Salmonella infection, and another that implicated ice cream in 10 cases of Listeria infection — and three deaths. Foodborne illness sickens 48 million people annually, sending 128,000 to the hospital and killing 3,000. You can get a foodborne illness from red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy foods, and even fruits and vegetables. Bacteria in the…
  • A promising new treatment for high triglycerides

    Gregory Curfman, MD
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When you think about fat circulating in the bloodstream, you might immediately think of cholesterol. But there’s another type of fat you shouldn’t ignore: triglycerides. As with cholesterol, high triglycerides can also increase the risk of having a heart attack. Existing drugs for lowering triglycerides aren’t that good at reducing heart attack risk. That’s why a report on a new way to lower triglycerides, published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, is generating some excitement among cardiologists. What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are a type of…
  • CPR during cardiac arrest: someone’s life is in your hands

    Daniel Pendick
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Cardiac arrest is the ultimate 911 emergency. The heart stops sending blood to the body and brain, either because it is beating too fast and too erratically, or because it has stopped beating altogether. Oxygen-starved brain cells start to die. Death occurs in minutes — unless a bystander takes matters into his or her hands and starts cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Doing CPR keeps blood circulating until trained and better-equipped first responders arrive on the scene to jump-start the heart back into a normal rhythm. “The brain is the most sensitive of the body’s organs…
  • Bypass surgery an “uncommon” cause of memory loss, cognitive decline

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) offers a new lease on life for thousands of people each year whose hearts aren’t getting the blood they need to work properly. But it has also been blamed for “brain fog,” a loss of memory and thinking skills that follows the procedure in some people. Such brain problems are often called cognitive impairment. The operation itself may not be to blame, according to a review in today’s Annals of Internal Medicine. For the review, a team of researchers—mostly from the U. S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs—synthesized data…
  • Studies support broader use of cholesterol-lowering statins

    Julie Corliss
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    The latest guidelines used to determine who should take a cholesterol-lowering statin to prevent heart disease appear to be more accurate and cost-efficient than the previous guidelines. That’s according to two studies led by Harvard researchers, both published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association. For many years, the main deciding factor in who needed to take a statin was the level of an individual’s harmful low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL). Updated guidelines published in 2013 by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart…
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    LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

  • Simon and Neil get plastered – the Backslab

    Neil Long
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:29 pm
    A practical guide to the application of backslabs, splints, CAM boots and Darco shoes for your paediatric and adult patients.The videos are designed to show you how to do each backslab when required, indications are listed but those that are not are usually discussed with orthopaedics (protocols may vary at different sites). In addition you can follow the links at the bottom for additional tips and videos. + Introduction to the backslab, kids revenge! Volar Backslab: Volar plate avulsion fractures Phalangeal fractures Metacarpal fractures + Volar Backslab Application Video Thumb Spica: 1st…
  • LITFL Review 191

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Welcome to the 191st LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week St Emlyns take #FOAMed to another superb level with their introductory course for new starters in Emergency Medicine. [SL] The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine FOAMCast reviews the use of vasopressors delving into…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 093

    Jeremy Fried
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Welcome to the 93rd edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media to allow some of the best and brightest emergency medicine and critical care clinicians from all over the world tell us what they think is worth reading from the published literature. This edition contains 6 recommended reads. The R&R Editorial Team includes Jeremy Fried, Nudrat Rashid, Soren Rudolph, Anand Swaminathan and, of course, Chris Nickson. Find more R&R in the Fastlane reviews in the R&R Archive, read more about the…
  • LITFL Review 190

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Welcome to the 190th LITFL Review. Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chuck of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Ken and Chris over at The SGEM are trialling a new project: ‘Hot or Not’  They want to know what you think of five recently published articles. Looks like it could be an interesting addition to cutting down the…
  • Red Dust, dingoes, trauma and Sepsis

    Mike Cadogan
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Guest post by Dr Chris Edwards of EMJourney recounts his time as a remote retrieval registrar based in Alice Springs – @EMtraveller I’ve had the privilege to work as a Retrieval Registrar for the Alice Springs Hospital Retrieval Service in Central Australia for the last 6 months. How to describe it – words that spring to mind include: Challenging (unlike many other retrieval jobs, you often are intimately involved in the logistics planning) Satisfying (providing ICU level care to the most remote parts of Australia) Scary (providing ICU level care to the most remote parts of…
 
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    DiscussHealth

  • Feels Like Shaking Inside Body – What Causes Inside Tremble

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The sensation of shaking inside the body may be attributed to different health concerns. In some cases, they can be related to mild stroke, neuropathy, stress and fatigues and even panic attacks. It is therefore important that you know the cause of shaking inside the body to find a solution. What Causes Shaking Inside the […]
  • What Causes Hard Stomach Feeling – Stomach Inside Cramping

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Having a hard stomach feeling inside can be a sign of upset stomach. Usually, there are other symptoms associated with this condition so you must first identify the cause of your stomach cramps. If  you have been having such symptom for a few days, it is best to consult a doctor. What Causes Hard Stomach […]
  • What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom?

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The upper lip has one of the thinnest skin parts in the body. Usually, people who have symptoms in the lips may be suffering from an undiagnosed health problem. But you should always identify the cause of the lip symptom which may include cold upper lip. What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom? There may be […]
  • Cold Eyelid Symptoms Could Be Face Neuropathy

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Coldness in different parts of the face may be a sign of nerve signal disruptions. Usually, this happen when you have facial neuropathy that may affect different parts of the face. In most cases, the neuropathy symptom may induce cold eyelids. What Causes Cold Eyelid? Cold eyelids may be a sign that your nerves in […]
  • How Much Is Root Canal Cost

    HealthyDis
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Root canal is one of the dental procedures that involve reducing or removing the pain that the patient feels. Usually, this procedure is done in order to save a tooth from being extracted so that the person can still maintain a good smile. How Is Root Canal Performed? Root canal is only performed at the […]
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    The April Center Blog: Anxiety, OCD, Phobia and Panic Attack Management - Los Angeles and San Diego

  • Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in Teenagers

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
     by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comTo begin, if you are a teenager reading this, I commend you. That means that you have enough initiative and curiosity to google terms such as “social anxiety” or “social phobia.” It also probably means that you are anxious and preoccupied with how you appear in social situations or what others think of you. I am hypothesizing that, to some degree, you are struggling to understand who you are, and it can be exhausting when others around you are…
  • Fear of Throwing Up

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comEmetophobia is a word that most of us are unlikely to have encountered.  Precisely defined, it is the fear of throwing up.  Expanded, this can include a fear of vomiting in public, a fear of seeing vomit, a fear of witnessing another person vomit, or a fear of being nauseated.  Although Emetophobia is not as recognized as, say Agoraphobia or Claustrophobia, it has been stated by the International Emetophobia Society to be the fifth most common…
  • Panic Attack, OCD and Phobia Treatment: The April Center For Anxiety adds Another Location in San Diego!

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    by Dr. Craig April, Director of The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.comThe April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles is now also San Diego!In addition to the Los Angeles offices, we have just opened another office in beautiful San Diego in the Mission Valley area.  This area is centrally located, making it easy for all anxiety sufferers to visit the center for their scheduled appointments.Led by Dr. Craig April, one of the leading anxiety doctors in the country (as seen on A & E's TV show OBSESSED), all staff at The April…
  • Fear of Freeway Driving: A Common Phobia

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:27 pm
     by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles www.KickFear.comDo you or someone you know have a fear of driving on freeways?  This is not uncommon.  We turn on the morning news, and we inevitably hear about traffic accidents on freeways.  If you are a resident in Los Angeles or San Diego, California, freeway driving is equivalent to owning a cell phone—necessary and efficient.  After all, Los Angeles and San Diego are not known for their public transportation system.  So let’s talk…
  • Fear of Passing Out: A Common Phobia

    Dr. Craig April - now seeing new patients for anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobia, etc. - www.KickFear.com
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    --> by Dr. Lindsay Kramer, psychotherapist and staff writer at The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeleswww.KickFear.comAsthenophobia, or the fear of passing out, can often stem from a history of panic attacks or panic disorder.  During a panic attack, a person experiences heightened anxiety that leads the body to the “fight or flight” response.  This intense response produces a surge of adrenaline, feelings of anxiety and panic, and an urge to escape whatever situation is threatening survival.  This reaction can be useful, if one is faced head-on with…
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  • How to close the chronic pain pathway

    Editor
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We would like to introduce you to two people; in fact, more than introduce you. For the next several minutes, we would like you to become these people. The first is a chronic pain patient, and the second is the family member caring for that patient. The patient We’ll call you Chris. You are of working age and are one out of the every three Australians who live with chronic pain. Yours started years ago at your job at the mail order delivery company. Rushing to get heavy merchandise indoors as a huge rainstorm approached, you lifted and twisted, herniating three discs in your spine. The…
  • Stress-free health management: A natural solution for your health

    Editor
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Haim, Jenetta. (2014). Stress-free health management: A natural solution for your health. Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press. When faced with reviewing books relating to stress management and natural therapies there can be some degree of scepticism involved as many texts tend to tout the adage that their way is the only way to health and well-being. Stress-free health management: A natural solution to your health by Jenetta Haim does not fit this mould. Jenetta Haim is a natural therapist with more than thirty years of experience in naturopathic nutrition, hypnotherapy, NLP, Reiki healing, stress…
  • Positive interactive-behaviour therapy for intellectual disability

    Editor
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Given that an estimated 60 percent of persons who have intellectual disability also experience severe communication deficits (AIHW, 2008), the literature on counselling this client group consistently refers to the importance of using “creative approaches” (WWILD, 2012, p 60) which allow the client to respond in both verbal and nonverbal ways. Thus, in addition to “talk therapy”, practitioners should consider employing drawing, music, puppetry, drama, and psychodrama. In this post, we review the use of positive interactive-behaviour therapy. How the therapy works This newer format for…
  • Do you believe in psychic phenomena?

    Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Dr Krissy Wilson, Anomalistic Psychologist and lecturer, explains society’s enduring relationship with belief in the paranormal. Belief in the weird and wonderful is a consistent and significant component of the human condition. The tendency to believe in psychic powers and related phenomena that contradict known scientific laws and principles is not only a common feature found in all cultures across the world, but has been a factor in human existence throughout history. There is evidence that widespread beliefs in psychic powers, crop circles, water diving and assorted paranormal beliefs…
  • What you need to consider before breaking it off

    Editor
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Your phone rings. You grab it to answer but as the caller’s number flashes on the screen, you hesitate. It is someone you’re not sure you want to continue being friends with. Maybe the person has broken promises to you, cancelling get-togethers at the last minute, or perhaps – as entertaining as they can be – this person only seems to care about themselves. Or maybe you met the person when you were in a bad place, needing someone to lean on? Now that your life is back on track, you notice the person continues to play therapist, critic, and advice-giver – even when you don’t want…
 
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  • Navigating a Barbecue with High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure, can make navigating certain situations a little more difficult than usual. Family outings and get-togethers, for example barbecues, can become rather nerve racking. How do you navigate a barbecue when you are following a restrictive diet for high blood pressure? Luckily, you can still eat well at a barbecue with high blood pressure. As long as you know what to look for, you can stress a little less and enjoy the festivities- and the food. There are a few simple rules for you to keep in mind when navigating a barbecue with…
  • Eating Breakfast Is a Healthy Start to a Healthy Day

    Dorsa
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Everyone has heard the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It is an ideal that has heard time and time again, starting at childhood. How true is this old adage, though? Why, exactly, is breakfast considered to be so important? Is there something more to this than just what your mom told you? Eating a healthy and balanced breakfast is an important start to your day. Skipping breakfast can cause you to have low energy, low blood sugar, brain fog, and a general feeling of disease. Plus, if you skip breakfast you’ll often end up overeating later in the day. This…
  • Why Meal Planning Works For Chronic Health Conditions

    Dorsa
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are two things that you will hear stressed time and time again when you are diagnosed and treated for any chronic health condition. Those things are regular exercise, and diet control. This is because, aside from potential medications and medical intervention, these two factors affect the treatment of your chronic health condition more than anything else. From diabetes to high blood pressure, diet and exercise are the best way for you to contribute to your own health and well-being. Incorporating exercise into your daily life can be as easy as taking the stairs instead of the elevator…
  • How Diet and Exercise Affect High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    After being diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are two things that your doctor will mention, other than possible medication. These two things are diet and exercise. Diet and exercise are pretty typical factors when it comes to many health conditions, and for good reason. Both of these factors make a huge impact on your overall health, and can seriously contribute to your overall well-being. You Feel What You Eat As with many chronic health conditions, what you eat has a major impact on your health. It is easy to forget, or not truly realize, how much depends on the food that you…
  • Wrap It Up: Great Lunches to Go For High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    People that need to stick to certain diets, especially due to health conditions, often find that lunch can be the hardest meal of the day. Busy, working people everywhere often struggle with finding something quick and healthy to eat for lunch. Usually this is because they are just too busy, are unprepared, or simply do not know how to put together healthy lunches. Unfortunately, this leads to skipping meals or choosing lunch options that are truly bad for you, like fast food. People with high blood pressure, as well as other health conditions, have to be especially careful about their lunch…
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  • What psychology says about how you should respond to racist behaviour

    Emma Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at Murdoch University
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Goodes did the right thing when he confronted a 13-year-old girl who called him an ape at a 2013 AFL game in Melbourne. Twitter/Channel 7The recent controversy around certain football fans incessantly booing Adam Goodes has sparked collective soul-searching as we struggle to distinguish the line between racism and benign on-field antics. Regardless of what we might call it, there are things that you can do when you witness behaviour such as this. Goodes being booed while playing football is a very public case of “everyday racism”. Everyday racism is more normalised and less recognised…
  • Hospital patients are more likely to die at weekends but seven-day rosters are no panacea

    Peter Sivey, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance at La Trobe University
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:21 pm
    England's NHS is taking implementing seven-day services in an attempt to reduce excess deaths on weekends. www.shutterstock.comIf you are admitted to a hospital on the weekend, you have a higher chance of dying than if you are admitted during the week. This is known as the “weekend effect”. Evidence from the United Kingdom suggests an 11-16% increased risk of death for patients admitted on weekends, mostly driven by emergency admissions. This effect has also been found in the United States and Australia, among Queenslanders admitted for heart attacks. But while seven-day rosters for…
  • Why is it so cold in here? Setting the office thermostat right – for both sexes

    Shane Maloney, Professor and Head of School, Anatomy Physiology and Human Biology at University of Western Australia
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Keeping office workers from feeling too hot or too cold is no simple task. Kjetil Kolbjornsrud/ShutterstockIf you work in an office, chances are you or the person sitting next to you has grumbled about it being too hot or cold. No one likes rugging up on a summer’s day to contend with the air-conditioning. Or having to shed one too many layers in winter to compensate for stifling heat indoors. According to a paper published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, this scenario is more likely if you’re a woman. Climate control systems in office buildings are often set according to an…
  • Another chimpanzee personhood claim fails, but there's hope yet

    Joanna Kyriakakis, Lecturer in Law at Monash University
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    To challenge their unlawful detention, the claimant must first be recognised as a person in law. owenbooth/Flickr, CC BY-NCLate last week, Judge Barbara Jaffe of the New York State Supreme Court declined to recognise the personhood of two chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo, for the purpose of a habeas corpus claim brought on their behalf. The chimpanzees are in the custody of Stony Brook University, where they are used for scientific research. Habeas corpus is a legal claim that allows a person to challenge the lawfulness of their detention and to seek release. To pursue such a claim, the claimant…
  • Health Check: the low-down on standing desks

    Josephine Chau, Research Fellow in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour at University of Sydney
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Too much sitting may increase the risk of developing diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and it may even cause premature death. morir soñando/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDSitting, it’s becoming fashionable to note, is the “new smoking”. Sedentary behaviour dominates modern life, just as smoking did some decades ago. And the health risks posed by prolonged sitting are making it frowned upon, just as smoking is. A growing body of research suggests too much sitting increases the risk of developing diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. It may even cause premature…
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  • 7 Common Mistakes People Make When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

    Jennifer Smith
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:22 am
    Hopefully you never have a serious medical problem that would prevent you from working. But if you do, you should seriously consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. This insurance program is invaluable to millions... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Viral hepatitis genotyping: a tool for therapeutic management

    Administrator
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • 5 Best Music for Studying and concentration

    Dr. Sujit
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:38 am
    Studying is sometimes an impossible task, out of pressure and dullness. An instrumental Music in the background of a piano, flute or guitar with no words to disturb you, not loud to alert you and... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • TOOTH SPACE MAINTENANCE: Keeping the Space Safe for Permanent Teeth

    Administrator
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Children as they grow, achieve multiple milestones starting from smile, walk and talk and from the dental perspective , getting the first tooth and the remaining teeth. As a child reaches the 6 years mark... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Laser Dentistry: An Overview

    Jennifer Smith
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Advancements in technology have led to great strides in the field of dentistry. Laser technology, for example, has transformed certain procedures, and offers advantages for patients and professionals, alike. Keep reading to learn more about... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • Taking Part In Beginning Yoga Classes Placentia

    Amalia Odom
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    The form of activities intended to obtain mental or physical control and contented state has become very popular for the past years. People who have tried such practice say that it is truly worth their while. The first thing one must do is search for a studio and figure out the style ideal for himself or herself. Of course, the first couple of times can be intimidating. This is how individuals who are just starting usually feel. However, they will be comfortable over time. To help them with their beginning yoga classes Placentia, there are six useful tips they can follow. They need to decide…
  • Essential Tips On How To Live A Healthy Life

    Phyllis Schroeder
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    While you may look okay on the outside, on the inside, your arteries are being clogged up with cholesterol and arterial plaque. There are four bad behaviors that include drinking too much alcohol, smoking not exercising and eating enough veggies and fruits can throw you into the grave early or cause you to age by more than 12 years. The tips that follow on how to live a healthy life are a great piece to read since cuts across the ages. Do not eat to overfeed. Many adults rely on external cues to tell when they are full, such as whether everyone has finished eating, whether your plate was…
  • Some Alternatives To Prescription Drugs

    Phyllis Schroeder
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:11 am
    People living in the United States of America alone spend more than $300 billion USD annually on medicine for different ailments. It is obvious that drugs can save lives, but switching from medicines to alternatives to prescription drugs may be necessary, of course, for a good reason. Research on the effectiveness of natural remedies show that they are safe, cost less and guarantee results when used regularly. Pain is the most common disease, which affects 100% of human population at one time or the other. According to current medical records, there are more than 131 million medicine…
 
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  • 10 High-Fat, But Super Healthy Foods

    BeWellBuzz
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Fats have been wrongly demonized, when all the while the real culprits have been sugar, refined carbs and processed foods. This post from Physio Answers lists 10 high-fat, but super healthy foods. Ever since fat was demonized, people started eating more sugar, refined carbs and processed foods instead. As a result, the entire world has become fatter and sicker. However, times are changing. Studies now show that fat, including saturated fat, isn’t the devil it was made out to be (1, 2). All sorts of healthy foods that happen to contain fat have now returned to the…
  • DNA as a Potential Data Storage Medium?

    BeWellBuzz
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Harvard scientists have been successful in packing 700 terabytes of data in a single gram of DNA – thousand times more than what was thought feasible earlier. This post from Extreme Tech discusses why, and how, scientists are trying to use DNA as a potential data storage medium. A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data storage medium record by a thousand times. The work, carried out by George Church and Sri Kosuri,…
  • Break These 6 Bad Habits to Lose Weight for Good

    BeWellBuzz
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Have you tried almost all new diet fads and are still at square one with your weight? This post from Women’s Health brings to you long-standing lifestyle changes that’ll help you lose weight – 6 things you’ll have to give up if you want to lose weight for good! Juice fasting, low-carb, Paleo, the Master Cleanse—if you’re someone who struggles with her weight, you might always be looking for the hot new diet that will magically make it all easier. Sorry to break it to you, but staying slim and healthy is usually about making a commitment to lasting…
  • Mess-Free Food Prep Tricks for Your Favorite Fruits and Veggies

    BeWellBuzz
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com If you put off making a salad just because you dislike prepping some of those fruits and veggies, here’s help. This post from Women’s Health puts together smart mess-free food prep tricks for some of your favorite fruits and veggies. If you’re anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try these tricks for yourself: Mandarin Oranges “I love how…
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  • Aerobics for Seniors as a Healthy Option !

    Jim Long
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Aerobic Exercise, No Matter What Your Age Everyone wants to get healthier, and everyone knows what when it comes right down to it, doing aerobic exercise on a regular basis is something that can really take you from a point of being unhealthy, and bring you to a place where you can be healthy and you [...]
  • 7 Tips for Daily Living !

    Jim Long
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Living Daily Here are 7- count em- 7 tips for living daily.  Well, you ask, “ What is the alternative to Living daily?” Simply put- the alternative is leaving this world sooner than you desire.  If we came with an owners manual  this would be included. 1-     Exercise at least 30 minutes per day. Walking is great [...]
  • 10 Tips for Graceful Aging !

    Jim Long
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    A healthy body , mind and spirit calls for graceful aging. Here are 10 tips: 1)    Maintain an appropriate weight. Your diet should be low fat, high fiber and include generous portions of fruit and vegetables daily. Be sure to watch the nutrition information on food product labels. 2)  Have a personal exercise program.  Walking will get [...]
  • Breakfast Healthy Options !

    Jim Long
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Since you are still sleepy from a good night’s rest, it is only right that you should know some quick and easy recipes that you can come up with in a few minutes. If your kids love milk, then offer them something by combining milk [...]
  • Healthy Option – Warm-up Before Exercise !

    Jim Long
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Your healthy body not only depends on your healthy diet but also on proper physical workouts. But we are so busy. Is there time for  a warm-up? Is it necessary? When you have to fit an exercise routine into your already busy schedule, you might be tempted to simply skip the warm up routine, even though [...]
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  • When You Didn’t Plan on Your Plans Being Unplanned #SwitchersRemorse

    Joyce
    19 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Where are my plans? I know they must be out here somewhere? Photo credit: Mike Waltze When I was invited to share about a #SwitchersRemorse life experience for Verizon, I thought,  “I have enough material for about 20 blog posts.” I decided to choose this particular experience because I’m actually suffering from switcher’s remorse right at this very moment. I’ve always had an aversion to planning things too far in advance. I like to keep the door open when it comes to opportunity. I’m not suggesting this is a great character trait — only that…
  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

    Joyce
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    **Disclosure: GaiamTV sponsored post** As the days pass, I find myself reflecting on the value of time. In the past, I was always hurrying things up — bored and impatient. But as I reflect on my own personal hourglass, I’m conscious of the fact I have more sand in the bottom, and less left on top. I’m far from being an expert on meditating. I confess slowing down is a challenge for me. But when I overcome my need for speeding ahead, I find myself more joyful and fulfilled. It’s in the pause I’m able to push away the clutter and see what I couldn’t see…
  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled

    Joyce
    14 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    Photo taken on my favorite walk. Action expresses priorities. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Lately, I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot. It seems simple enough, right? You just do what you’ve set as a priority. Oh, if it were only that easy. This quote is a great reminder, but also overly simplistic. It’s like saying “Just pay your bills,” or “Just go to work,” or “Just stop eating crap.” Unfortunately, the hard things in life aren’t always as simple as a quote. What things might those be? Things like… -relationships -finances…
  • Mind Fitness: How I Find Peace and Balance Every Day

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

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

    Edel
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
  • Growing a Pair of Wings

    Edel
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    After six years in business as Medical House, we have changed our name to Eagle Protect. Medical House quickly grew into New Zealand's major specialist supplier of single use consumables to the Medical and Dental sectors. We found that our focus on these products that are seen as “add-ons” by most suppliers, struck a chord with users. We found that having great quality product at direct from factory prices was a hit! Our story of visiting our factories regularly to perform comprehensive audits also meant something to our customers who wanted to ensure their consumables were…
  • What's a Friend?

    Edel
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Definition of friend/: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. There are many benefits to friendships and research shows that the better quality relationships you have the more likely you are to be happy. Good friends can relieve you of stress, give you joy & comfort, stop you feeling lonely and isolated and can strengthen your health. In recent times technology has changed the definition of friendship. With just one click of a button we are able to add a friend or make a new connection. But truth…
  • What's a Friend?

    Edel
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Definition of friend/: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations. There are many benefits to friendships and research shows that the better quality relationships you have the more likely you are to be happy. Good friends can relieve you of stress, give you joy & comfort, stop you feeling lonely and isolated and can strengthen your health. In recent times technology has changed the definition of friendship. With just one click of a button we are able to add a friend or make a new connection. But truth be told…
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
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  • From Sandwiches to Sleep: healthy changes for a new school year

    Becky James
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    One our top searches is for alternatives to childhood's favorite sandwich, the PB and J.  Visit "Sandwiches in a Peanut Free World" for alternative sandwich ideas or simply substitute sunflower seed butter for peanut butter.  It has a great taste and texture and is available at Trader Joe's.If you are trying to make lunch healthier for you or your children, try our post "Cut Calories without Losing Taste," where we give you flavorful changes to your diet that can save you 1743 calories per week without making a single sacrifice.If your family needs to start fresh on many fronts, try…
  • Playground Workout: Using Common Equipment for a Challenging Workout

    Becky James
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    Kids love to visit the playground, but why should they be the only ones having fun?  Below are exercise that turn common playground equipment into a challenging workout for all levels.  Yes, people will stare, but only because you are tackling what they wish that they could, so smile and invite them to join you on the next set.Raised Platform (e.g. step, base of a slide, balance apparatus)Step-ups Keep your body upright .Step-ups have been proven to be one of the most effective exercises for the glutes.  The higher the step, the more challenging the…
  • Calcium for Kids Who Don't Like Milk

    Becky James
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The old ad for milk was not wrong; it really does do a body good, as it is loaded with calcium.  In young people, calcium aids in the development of strong bones, which will continue to strengthen throughout adolescence until they begin to decline in young adulthood.  For females, it is even more important for bones to reach their maximum potential due to the risk of osteoporosis later in life.  But if your child refuses to drink milk, how can you ensure that their diet contains adequate calcium?First, understand how much calcium they should be…
  • How to Get in Shape....and Stay in Shape

    Becky James
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    People love to ask me how I can workout as much as I do, but hate my response: "I love it."  It is the same answer that will get anyone in shape and allow them to sustain the changes that they make.  The difficult part is finding what you love.The good and bad is that there are thousands of ways to get active, so how do you find what works for you?  First, be willing to try new things and accept that you may feel silly.  You should also keep in mind that you will need multiple exposures to fairly judge whether you like something; when people first try my…
  • Cut Calories without Losing Taste

    Becky James
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    To lose weight, you have to create a calorie deficit.  If you attempt to do it through exercise or reduction of intake alone, you will probably burn out before your see results.  A realistic and sustainable approach with health benefits far beyond weight loss, starts with smart substitutions.  Lowfat Milk vs WholeOne cup of milk represents 28% of the recommended amount of calcium that an adult should consume in a day.  But drinking whole milk, may be adding up to 45 unneeded calories per cup.  A cup of whole milk contains 148 calories vs a cup…
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  • Natural Fixes to Reduce Tiredness

    Carley
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    There is nothing wrong with feeling tired sometimes, feeling tired is quite normal. However having chronic fatigue is a problem and frequent exhaustion and tiredness can lead to other issues such as relationship problems, being more prone to injuries, increased risk of disease, and many others. If you find yourself often feeling run down, here are some natural fixes that can help you feel more awake and rejuvenated. Get Some Sleep! It is true; sleep and sending oxygen to the brain helps us feel more refreshed. Although is an obvious suggestion, it’s true. We all know the benefits and…
  • Great Foods for Great Skin

    Carley
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Many of us might have heard that water and hydration is good for the skin but did you know that there are foods that a good for your skin too? Here’s a few eats to that you can eat to help preserve and treat your skin well! Glow with Chocolate Cocoa hydrates your skin, making it firmer and more supple. Dark chocolate also contains some healthy antioxidants. To really enjoy the benefits of these antioxidants, go for dark chocolate that is at 70 percent of cacao or more.  A couple of squares a day should be enough to improve luminosity. The caffeine that chocolate has may also…
  • Better your Posture

    Carley
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    You can help prevent the rounding of your spine that comes from chronic poor posture. Proper posture may sometimes seem to come as more of a struggle with age. Here are some tips and ways to better your posture and help you sit and stand tall at all times. Stretch and open the shoulders Many of us spend the majority of our day hovered and hunched over a computer. With hours of being hunched over, it is important that we stretch out. We should try to touch our shoulder blades together making an open pose, this will help us improve our range of motion. Ideally, you’d want to stretch would be…
  • Surprising Secrets To Eating Out Healthy

    Carley
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The average American restaurant meal contains around 1000 calories and the typical American eats out around four times a week! Food economists have been studying the habits of those that eat out frequently. They’ve learned that what you order may be influenced by where you are sitting, the lighting, as well as who you are with. If you fall under the average American in terms of where you find your meals- here are some trade secrets to make eating out a healthier option. Grab a health-minded pal Research supports that when out to eat, we tend to order similarly as the people that we are…
  • Healthy Living Habits

    Carley
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Looking for some tips to incorporate into your life for overall better physical and mental health? Here are some great suggestions to add some zen, happiness, and healthy habits into your life. Exercise Regularly Be consistent in your workouts. Try your best to, at the very least, go on a walk each day. The gym is a great place to be familiar with as well. If you don’t already have a schedule, create one so you can find yourself going to the gym a few times each week consistently. Lift some weights and incorporate strength training with your cardio. Exercise is one of the best things we can…
 
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  • New College Network Marketing

    admin
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Pay focus to the words you are saying to on your own. Numerous people say adverse and also frustrating words to our own selves; we tell ourself that we are not great enough; we say to ourself that we can not do well like others; we say to ourself that we will fall short. self help seminars Next mid-day I am back at the Forbidden City. I look at eviction of Heavenly Peace, go into the Hall of Great Harmony, and afterwards the Zhong He Dian. There is so a lot a lot more, even more compared to I could inform you in this short piece. 6) Don’t make significant choices. While you remain in…
  • Some Professional Tips On Elementary Secrets Of Routehappy

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    31 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    While 3G offers a top-down, service provider approach to deliver wireless internet access, WiFi offers a decentralized approach centered to the end-user. Then there is an 802.15 family; 802.16; and so on. So as I mulled over spending another 35 bucks, I thought about something that had intrigued me the first time around time for some AustinLightGuy hacking! Remember to hang your “antenna” so that the adapter and the antenna are facing out the window especially towards where it will find more signals. Go ahead and click on “Run Xpress Connect”. Step 1 Start the iPad.
  • Try This Suggestions To Become A Superb Father or Mother

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:01 pm
    There are many different kinds of raising a child with each mom or dad will make a parent. It can be a great expertise, it also have their reveal of difficulties and anxiety. Regardless of what what their ages are, from toddler to teen, plus they won’t hesitate to help remind you they have their own personal thoughts. This article can teach you some of the highs and lows of parenthood. You do not automatically must spend lots of money on good quality nursery gear. You can purchase good quality child goods at department stores. Obvious some area over a counter nearby the kitchen sink,…
  • You Can Have Your Cake And Garcinia Cambogia Effect, Too

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    27 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    When you are breastfeeding the physical body is trying to hang on to fat for the baby.This is not the moment to bother with being fat as long as you are eating healthy foods/nutrients packed as well as not fried/junk food. Mina … you are trying so hard to be slim when often your body will make it harder while breastfeeding.Sept 2011 my gallbladder was gotten rid of & I still continued being sick queasiness, vomiting & looseness of the bowels 24/7 NO FUNCTION & EXTINCTION.I been extremely ill haven’t been able to keep my food down or in me for 8yrs Dr. after Dr. i have…
  • Further Consideration Of Root Elements Of Wifi Network

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    24 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    WiFi band in the world without any telecom operator license free band, WLAN wireless devices provides a worldwide can be used, the cost is extremely low and very high data bandwidth wireless air interface. They are part of a research lab called Google X. Destined to interconnect every business in a wireless world, Infinet is taking all endeavors to reach out to potential customers and let them make better use of technology. The first serious thing to do is change the default user-name and password of the router itself. Related Articles How to Stay Secure When Working the Move – Part 2…
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  • 5 Things About Miscarriages You Probably Don’t Know

    Amelia Harnish
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Last Friday, Mark Zuckerberg announced (on Facebook of course) that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a baby girl. In the emotional and public post, the CEO also disclosed that Chan had three miscarriages while the couple was trying to conceive. Miscarriage is a “lonely experience,” Zuckerberg said, because most people don’t talk about it. But speaking with friends who had lost pregnancies and went on to have healthy babies restored the couple’s hope. “We hope that sharing our experience will give more people the same hope we felt and will help more people feel…
  • Does Fatherhood When Young Boost Odds of Dying in Middle Age?

    Health Editor
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:37 pm
    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study reports that Finnish men who became fathers before age 25 were more likely to die in middle age. The findings raise questions about whether the stress of early parenthood had an especially strong impact on these men. Younger men were less likely to have planned for children and needed to become breadwinners quickly to support their new families, said study lead author Elina Einio, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki in Finland. “Suddenly taking on the combined role of father…
  • Birth Control Pills May Cut Women’s Odds for Uterine Cancer

    Health Editor
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:37 pm
    TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer. Taking birth control pills, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, the British researchers said. And the longer a women takes birth control pills, the greater her reduction in risk for the disease, concluded the team led by Valerie Beral of the University of Oxford. In fact, they estimated that over the past 50 years, birth control pills have prevented about 400,000…
  • Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life

    Health Editor
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:37 pm
    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some like it hot, and a new study finds that folks who favor spicy foods might also have a lower risk of premature death. The study was based on a large multi-year food analysis. It found that adults who reported eating spicy foods — such as fresh and dried chili pepper — as little as three days per week were less likely to die during the study period than those who consumed such foods less than once a week. “The finding is very simple,” said study lead author Dr. Lu Qi, an associate…
  • 7 Tips to Actually Succeed at Your Digital Detox

    Carolyn Cakir
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Photo: Getty Images If your summer is packed with Instagram-worthy barbecues, vacations and trips to the beach, first of all, congrats! But if you’re not careful, you may spend most of your time glued to Facebook — or, worst of all, your work email. While you might assume keeping up with your inbox gives you peace of mind, research shows that reading messages from the office often just makes people angry. Talk about a summer bummer. RELATED: Do You Have Text Neck? 3 Ways to Fix Your Posture Problems It’s one thing to know you should take time for a digital detox, but it’s entirely…
 
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  • If You Qualify, Don’t Wait to Apply for Disability Benefits

    MedFriendly
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Have you looked into Social Security Disability Insurance? The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers these benefits to any American suffering a severe, long-term medical condition that prevents them from working. Although the disability program has a few requirements you must meet, if you think you qualify, you shouldn’t wait to apply. Many people mistakenly believe that you have to be disabled for at least one year before you’re eligible to apply. This is simply not true. You’re eligible for benefits starting the day your condition prevents you from going to work, and there are…
  • 6 Ways to Enjoy the Beach With Diabetes

    MedFriendly
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:21 pm
    With summer upon us it’s important to remember that a diabetes diagnosis doesn’t have to stand between you and fun in the sun! With a little planning and preparation, your day at the beach can be relaxing, enjoyable, and stress-free.1) Pack the necessary suppliesOnce you’ve made it to the beach and found the perfect spot, the last thing you want to do is go back because you don’t have the supplies you need. Be sure to pack enough diabetic supplies such as insulin to last you your entire beach day, and pack more than you think you will use. It’s usually a good idea to plan for an…
  • Top Benefits Of Healthy Teeth

    MedFriendly
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Ever since childhood, we have been told to brush and floss daily. It's an important lesson many of us don't take seriously enough. We all know good brushing habits will give you nice white teeth, healthy gums, a fresher mouth and better breath.Good oral hygiene prevent cavities, tartar and plaque build-up and keep you away from those agonizing trips to the dentist, and that spine chilling sound of the dentist's drill. The benefits of good oral hygiene and healthy teeth go far beyond a beautiful smile and a pleasant trip to the dentist. Brushing and taking care of your teeth and mouth can…
  • Wagyu Beef – A Better Way To Get Natural Fats?

    MedFriendly
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Image CreditsI recently read a news article about the return of a beef called Wagyu, I felt compelled to look into this further as the prices were just astronomical. A full packer brisket can cost $225, the reason why the price is quite high is because the cows are 100% full blooded Wagyu and they are left to roam in a 27,000 acre ranch. Though not all Wagyu is expensive there are other places you can pick up this fantastic, mouthwatering beef a bit cheaper. The cheaper Wagyu beef is mass produced and most probably seed fed as opposed to the all natural grass fed.Normal Beef Vs Wagyu Beef…
  • The Dangers Of Prescription Drugs

    MedFriendly
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:39 pm
    There are many cases where prescription drugs have positive results for people. However, if you ask most people they'll likely complain about the many side effects they've experienced from their prescriptions. So, are prescription drugs helping or hurting people?There are people on both sides that will argue their belief, either that there is nothing wrong with them and how they heal people and make them healthier or that they are bad. No matter what you believe, you have to admit that it seems prescriptions only mask people's ailments.There are more natural ways of healing what ails you that…
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  • NEW RECIPE: Raw Chia Seed Beauty Bars

    Kimberly Snyder
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    Yay For Summer! This is the perfect recipe to check out and make for yourself in the summer months. This is the warmest time of the year for most of us, so we tend to be more active while taking advantage of the nicer weather!  My Raw Chia Seed Beauty Bars are the perfect go-to snack when you are on the move! This recipe is totally raw and does not require an oven. Yay! When it is already hot, turning on your oven can create way too much heat in your home. I created these beauty bars as an alternative for my clients that like to eat pre-packaged energy bars. I love using chia seeds in my…
  • Sex Life Need A Boost? Read This Before Thinking About Popping The “Magic” Pill

    Kimberly Snyder
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    By the end of this summer, the Food and Drug Administration is (once again) expected to decide on whether or not to allow the first “pink Viagra” pills to be marketed in the United States. This will be the third time that the drug, flibanserin, has been brought before the FDA since 2010, when its approval was unanimously voted against by the agency. Nicknames can be misleading. Who hasn’t heard of Viagra, right? One of the most widely known prescription drugs of all time, it was initially developed in the early 90’s as a medication designed to treat Angina and high blood pressure by…
  • 11 Surprising Facts About Moringa And How It Can Improve Your Health

    Kimberly Snyder
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Have you ever heard of the Moringa tree? I was thinking about it because I had moringa in my GGS in Rwanda last year, and also recently had it on a trip to Tulum, Mexico. Maybe you’ve been hearing about it here and there and were curious about it? Well that’s why I wanted to write this blog for you today! It is a super unusual tree because not only is it incredibly nutritious, and highly valued for its medicinal properties, but absolutely every part of it can be eaten! Moringa is like a “vegetable tree,” loaded with health and beauty supporting vitamins, minerals, and enzymes,…
  • Introducing The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series DVD and Guidebook! Now On Sale

    Kimberly Snyder
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    If you want to look your best and feel amazing, then starting a yoga practice at home is the best decision you can make. I’ve shared a ton about yoga this week on the blog. That’s because yoga has transformed my life and is a key component of the Beauty Detox lifestyle. Now I’m thrilled to announce my brand new yoga DVD, The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series, is ready and now available for purchase! I see so many of you Beauty Detox readers making astonishing improvements in your health by following the Beauty Detox eating philosophy. Yoga is the missing piece that connects your diet to…
  • How To Apply Yin And Yang Elements To Your Yoga Practice! (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Kimberly Snyder
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    Today is Day 3 of Yoga Week and the count down continues till The Beauty Detox Yoga Series DVD Releases! I want to share with you a concept relating to yoga that you may or may not have heard of. Over the years and throughout my journey with yoga I have tuned into things that can help balance not only my practice but also my entire life. I learned about being mindful of the Yin and Yang elements in yoga a few years back. In today’s infographic I am sharing with you how to apply Yin and Yang elements to your yoga practice.  Your balance may shift daily, weekly or monthly so it is…
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    Underground Health Reporter

  • Elderberry for Air Travel

    Danica Collins
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Air travel can be stressful, especially when it’s over long distances. Intercontinental flights especially can lower your immune system and trigger jet lag, fatigue, and upper respiratory issues.... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Nature’s Powerful Mood Medicine

    Danica Collins
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Did You Know…nature offers more powerful mood medicine than many prescription drugs? A recent study led by researchers at Stanford University found that walking in nature could measurably... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Lower Blood Pressure and Enhance Exercise with Beet Juice

    Danica Collins
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:43 pm
    More and more evidence is showing you can’t beat the heart healthy benefits of beet juice. It provides long-lasting energy, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, enhances oxygen uptake, and... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Is 10,000 Steps a Day a Necessity for Optimal Health?

    Danica Collins
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    This is a FACT. It may sound like a lot, but taking 10,000 steps a day is a necessity for optimal health. That’s 5 miles of walking, and the vast [...] Further Related Reading:Sitting Is the... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Hum for Health

    Danica Collins
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Did You Know…that humming is good for your heart and mind? Sound therapy has healed sick bodies and minds for thousands of years.  Himalayan singing bowls, chanting, and the... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
 
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    Healthy Times Blog - Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

  • Eight therapeutic facts and uses of Ginseng

    John Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Ginseng is a nutritious herb that is very beneficial for our health. Ginseng is a very powerful nourishing stimulant and has been in use since very long. There are several health benefits of ginseng that has been described in this article. Ginseng is a plant with fleshy roots; it is one of the eleven species of Panax genus and family Araliaceae. It is prevalent plant found in China, Korea and Northern Siberia. Ginseng contains numerous amino acids, mineral elements, Vitamin-C, Ginsenosides and other elements that are good for the body. The roots of this plants are highly beneficial and are…
  • 11 Proven Health Benefits of Gooseberry

    John Smith
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    Indian gooseberry is also known as Amla, have several benefits. Because of the innumerable health benefits of Indian gooseberry it is the main ingredient of many ayurvedic preparations. Indian gooseberry: Amla or gooseberry is very nutritious fruit; that is found in the Indian subcontinent. Its botanical name is Phyllanthus emblica or Emblica officinalis. Amla is regarded as the best source of vitamin C. This fruit is edible in raw as well as dried form. It is considered the most powerful herb for improving health and well-being. Read also: Cut Soda from your diet and see what happens There…
  • Cut Soda from your diet and see what happens

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Drinking regular or diet soda has been linked to obesity along with numerous health issues. You can reverse your risk by limiting or quitting soda calories. Addiction is a word often related to tobacco, alcohol, or drugs only, but we should not ignore that the practice of drinking soda regularly can also convert into an addiction. Regular consumption of soda can wreak havoc on your body by damaging many organs in the long term. Various researchers have emphasized on the ill effects of soda on the human body. So, the time has come to give up, or at least reduce the amount of intake soda…
  • Different Ways to Stop Snoring

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    There isn’t a miracle cure for snoring, but various lifestyle changes, home remedies, and over-the-counter medications may help. Below are certain tips to stop snoring. Detailing snoring: Snoring is a condition that can affect anyone and it progresses as the person ages. This condition causes a person to make snorting and other noises in his/her sleep. It is a common state, with around 30 to 50 percent of the United States population snoring throughout their lifetime. Snoring is defined as the vibration of the respiratory structures due to obstructed air movement during breathing while…
  • Sleep better with relaxation exercise

    John Smith
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    There are innumerable evidences on how exercise and sleep quality are related to one another. Some exercise techniques that will help to get a better sleep are explained here in this article. Sleep: It is a state of mind associated with reduced perception of environmental stimuli and inhibition of almost all voluntary muscles or in much simpler terms it’s a periodic rest of both mind and body. All animals, including humans, sleep. Though the exact reason for sleep is still a topic of study, but in general sleep is necessary for the body and mind to be healthy and to work properly.
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Breathe Free With Fluticasone–Salmeterol

    Ammy
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:32 am
    Fluticasone–Salmeterol is a combination drug used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It contains Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol Xinafoate. The patent for this drug expired only a few years ago. The advair diskus generic prescription drug is available at www.internationaldrugmart.com for less than half the price of the branded one. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory properties, while salmeterol is a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) & treats constriction of the lungs. The combined formula helps avert coughing, wheezing and…
  • Is IDM A Safe Online Pharmacy?

    Ammy
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    It’s good to practice safe shopping when you go online for your family’s healthcare requirements. With scary reports of online pharmacies shipping fake pills to innocent customers, experienced online drugstore shoppers aren’t sure whether their long –time sources are trustworthy. International Drug Mart is among an exclusive group of safe online pharmacies that that sell FDA approved medications at the lowest possible cost. It’s a fact that the U. S. is among the largest markets for prescription and OTC drugs. This is in part to high rates of diagnosis. More Americans than any other…
  • The Many Uses of Spironolactone

    Ammy
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Spironolactone, a generic prescription drug, is a synthetic, steroidal antimineralocorticoid, antiandrogen, and progestin. It was introduced in 1959 and is currently used as a potassium-sparing diuretic, used primarily as a diuretic and antihypertensive while treating heart failure and hypertension. This means that Spironolactone prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, while keeping your potassium levels from getting too low. Buying generic spironolactone from InternationalDrugMart.com helps Americans to stay on their treatment schedules for much longer and have an equitable quality…
  • It’s FREE On The Fourth Of July!

    Ammy
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    Once again, International Drug Mart celebrates July 4th with Free Shipping for the Entire Day! Order above $25 & we’ll ship your medication to you for FREE! All you have to do is use the coupon code “IDMRX4thJuly” to opt into the FREE Shipping offer. International Drug Mart realises that with all the prescription and over- the counter medication costing more than the average Joe or Jane can afford, FREE shipping frees you from a few of your financial worries. Shopping with InternationalDrugMart.com helps Americans save on expensive life- saving drugs that are prescribed for chronic…
  • Loteprednol Etabonate: Benefits & Side-Effects

    Ammy
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    Loteprednol etabonate is a corticosteroid used in ophthalmology for treating inflammation of the eye due to allergies, chronic forms of keratitis, seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC), pingueculitis, and episcleritis. It is recommended for the treatment of eye inflammation resulting from cataract surgery and other eye surgeries. International Drug Mart brings you the generic Loteprednol Etabonate at prices that are much lower than the branded prescription drug. Loteprednol etabonate is a C-20 ester corticosteroid, that rapidly converts to an inactive, nontoxic metabolite, and Loteprednol…
 
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    Private GP » Blog

  • Urgent Immunisation New – Meningitis W

    pgpcms
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    In response to a rapid and accelerated increase in cases of Meningitis W disease, we have increased the number of vaccines we hold in stock here at our Practice and are very pleased to offer daily appointments with our nurse to vaccinate against this, providing direct protection. If you would like to discuss this with the team or make an appointment, please call us on 0116 270 0373 or email info@privategp.com
  • Keep your cool this summer!

    pgpcms
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    Top Tips to Stay Cool in this Heatwave! Dr Julia Piper and her team are feeling the heat in the Practice, along with the rest of the UK.  Here are some top tips from the doctor on ways to keep cool and enjoy this lovely seasonal weather we are currently experiencing. Avoid the sun when it is at its strongest and highest in the sky, between 11am and 3pm.  That’s a great time to seek some shade and enjoy a nice long cold drink but make sure its not alcoholic or containing caffeine! Make sure you wear a hat and stay in the shade if you do need to go outside. Also, think about your feet. Wear…
  • Going somewhere nice?…Thought about your Travel Vaccines?

    pgpcms
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Travel Vaccinations - Here at PrivateGP Services we offer a wide range of travel vaccines to keep you safe whilst you are travelling abroad.  We’re also a Registered Yellow Fever Centre. Please give the team a call and have a chat with us about your travel plans! Call us on 0116 2700373 or have a read of our website here …http://www.privategp.com/services/travel-immunisations/
  • Hay fever….Not to be sneezed at!

    pgpcms
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Hay fever and Allergy Treatments - It’s that time of year again which all hay fever sufferers dread! Do not despair as at PrivateGP Services we are able to help.  We can offer a variety of options on how to best tackle symptoms and keep hay fever at bay.  Book an appointment with one of the Doctors here for a consultation and find out how we can help you. Call our Team on 0116 2700373 or have a read of our website here …http://www.privategp.com/services/immunisations-and-injections/treatment-for-hay-fever-and-allergy-sufferers/
  • How to banish Blue Monday!

    pgpcms
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Dr Piper and her Team here at Private GP Services hope that you’re fully recovered from all the festivities and have returned happy, refreshed and looking forward to a Healthy 2015! The dark and cold months of January and February can get us all a bit down so Dr Piper has a few ideas up her sleeve to help us all beat those Winter Blues… Plan Something Nice! ….   Now is the time to plan your next holiday, party, or a new  experience of some kind, to help brighten up the long, dark days ahead. By having something to look forward to it can really help us see past the daily…
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    Cube Dweller Fitness

  • HydroLoop on the Small Product Lab Challenge

    Troy Pesola
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    We jumped on the #SmallProductLab challenge to bring the HydroLoop into reality. Water – If you’re like me you have been told: You don’t drink enough water! But chances are there’s another reaction. Especially when we start talking to coworkers about drinking water. I know I’ve heard it. I’ve also been told: You don’t drink enough water! Whatever it is the pattern is true. Water is an essential part of living life to the fullest and staying healthy. How much water is right for you? Well have that chat with your doctor, okay!? Bring It With You…
  • They Call It A Come Back – Spring Training

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

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

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

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

    LAwordsmith
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:47 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH These two medical techniques are among the most popular I’ve ever shared here. They’re little-known but easy to master, and they often solve a couple of daunting, frustrating problems. Since I published them over two years ago, readers have told me again and again that these tips have allowed them to avoid expensive doctor visits. So I thought they were worth recapping, to make sure you have them in your back pocket. They could save you time, money, and lots and lots of frustration. 1. Use Floss to Get a Ring Off a Swollen Finger Most rings are pretty perfectly…
  • Investigative Report: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Fish Antibiotics for Humans

    LAwordsmith
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I asked the editor of The Survival Doctor, Leigh Ann Hubbard (a professional journalist and my daughter), to investigate fish antibiotics for use in humans. Here’s her in-depth report. by Leigh Ann Hubbard When you’re in a pinch, everyday items can substitute for many traditional medical supplies: honey for cough syrup, vodka for rubbing alcohol, a T-shirt and safety pin for a sling. But there are a few must-have lifesavers nothing can replace. One is oral antibiotics. When antibiotics came on the scene in the 1940s, they changed the world. Suddenly, with one little medicine—penicillin…
  • Coming Next Week: Everything You Want to Know About Fish Antibiotics

    LAwordsmith
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH There will be no post this week because we’re putting the final touches on a special investigative report we’ve been working on for weeks. It’s about a topic that’s often speculated about in the survival community: the possibility of using fish antibiotics in humans. Are these medicines safe for people? Are they effective? We found some surprising, never-before-reported information. Stay tuned for more. (And if you’re not subscribed, sign up to the left to get a reminder when it’s published!)   Subscribe for Free!Never miss a…
  • 8 Lifesaving Treatments That Should Be a Reflex

    LAwordsmith
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you’ve been reading The Survival Doctor for a while, you’ve learned a lot about survival medicine. Yet all the long-term treatments in the world are useless if the victim dies in the first few minutes. So it’s important to continually return to the basics, to reinforce those quick, life-saving skills I believe are most important to remember. After all, saving a life or limb in the short-term is often as simple as taking one easy step—but doing it quickly enough to make a difference. People die all the time just because no one around them knew the fix that…
  • What’s So Bad About Moving a Broken Bone?

    LAwordsmith
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH If you’ve only ever seen a dried-up old bone on a skeleton, you’ve gotten the wrong idea about bones. Bones are very dynamic, and that fact impacts how we treat broken ones. Last week, I wrote that it’s important to immobilize most fractures. Splint them, and don’t walk on them. (Make a cane or crutches if you have to travel for safety or to get help.) But learning why this immobilization is so important will help you remember to do it. The reasons are multifold. Initially, if you do use the broken bone, besides increasing the pain, you may move the bone…
 
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    Healthier Steps

  • Avocado Lime Popsicles

    Michelle Blackwood
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    I love popsicles that are creamy because they remind me of my childhood love for what we called ‘fudge’ in Jamaica. It was more like ice cream made into popsicles. This combination of avocado, coconut, banana, and lime are the perfect tropical blend for a delicious and cooling summer treat. This summer my son Daevyd has been requesting a lot of popsicles, so I make them in many different flavors. They are healthy and better than the sugar laden ones in the grocery stores. Below he is having a watermelon popsicle made from only watermelon. Ingredients: 1 avocado 1 cup coconut cream…
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 348: Chicken shift

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Marek's disease viral vaccine that allows transmission of virulent viruses. Links for this episode Virology tenure-track position at NCI (pdf) ASM Agar Art Contest Nigeria on brink of polio eradication (Nature) Dengue in Africa (Tyler Sharp) Permissive vaccines and virulence (PLoS Biol) Marek's disease vaccines and virulence (Ed Yong) Image credit Letters read on TWiV 348 This episode is sponsored by ASM GAP Weekly Science Picks Rich -…
  • TWiV 347: Rose rosette and squirrel roulette

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Vincent, Alan, and Rich discuss the virus behind rose rosette disease, and fatal human encephalitis caused by a variegated squirrel bornavirus. Links for this episode Virology tenure-track position at NIH (pdf) 7:00 Voinnet investigation is a Swiss Federal secret (twitter) 12:25 Rose rosette disease in Ft. Worth (Star Telegram) 29:35 Rose rosette virus discovered (J Gen Virol) 34:25 Emeravirus (ViralZone) 33:55 Eriophyid mites (MI Botanical Garden) 32:40 Mite vector of rose rosette disease (U Florida) 34:55 Image credit…
  • TWiV 346: A double helical career

    19 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Joan Steitz This episode was recorded at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, where Vincent, Rich, and Kathy spoke with Joan Steitz, a tireless promoter of women in science and one of the greatest scientists of our generation. Links for this episode ASV annual meeting, Western University Steitz Laboratory at Yale University Steitz Laboratory on Twitter Panoramic photo of ASV TWiV by Matt Evans Photos of ASV2015 (Facebook) Video of this episode - view at YouTube Weekly Science Picks…
  • TWiV 345: How a vaccine got the nod

    11 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVonauts review how the weather affects West Nile virus disease in the US, benefit of B cell depletion for ME/CFS patients, and an autoimmune reaction induced by influenza virus vaccine that leads to narcolepsy. Links for this episode Virology faculty position, University of Toledo Weather and West Nile virus disease (AJTMH) B cell depletion benefits ME/CFS patients (PLoS One) Antibodies to influenza nucleoprotein cause narcolepsy (Science Transl Med) Letters read on TWiV 345 This episode is…
  • TWiV 344: Glasgwegians go viral

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ruth Jarrett, Glen Nemerow, and Esther Schnettler At the Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS, Vincent speaks with Ruth, Glen, and Esther about their research on viruses and Hodgkin lymphoma, adenovirus structure and entry into cells, and interactions between arthropod borne viruses and their hosts. Links for this episode Glasgow Science Festival microTALKS Hodgkin lymphoma (Histopath) HHV-6 and Hodgkin lymphoma (PLoS One) Adenovirus entry (PLoS Path) Adenovirus membrane penetration (Virology) Mosquito pathways that limit CHIK replication (PLoS…
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    DentalPlans Blog

  • Don’t Fear The Dentist

    :DentalPlans
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Got dentophobia? That’s the official term for people who are so frightened of the dentist that they simply avoid getting oral care, even when they are in severe pain. Sometimes the fear is caused by experiencing pain during treatment, often decades ago. Although dental treatments have advanced over the years, the dentophobic person doesn’t know that – they’ve been avoiding the dentist at all costs. About five percent of people have a phobic level of dental fear, according to researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. Twenty percent or so deal…
  • How Porcelain Veneers Can Make Teeth Look Younger

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    31 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
      Thinking about a smile makeover? If so, there are plenty of reasons to consider dental veneers. These thin, tooth-colored shells of translucent porcelain can easily cover up a variety of flaws in your smile: small chips, stubborn stains and irregular spacing are several examples. What’s more, veneers can help you achieve a complete aesthetic rejuvenation of your smile and, by extension, your overall appearance. How is this possible? As it turns out, it’s not just graying hair and wrinkled skin that can make us look older. Our teeth can also display very obvious signs of…
  • Why You Need To Go On Vacation Right Now

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    29 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
      Americans are horrible about taking time off of work.  We need to be better at being lazy. More than 4 in 10 people don’t take all of the vacation days that they are entitled to enjoy, according to a 2014 study by the U.S. Travel Association (who obviously would like us all to take a vacation ASAP). Why don’t we take vacation time? Because we’re irreplaceable, that’s why. Because no one else can do our work as well as we can. Because if someone else can do our work, we might get fired. Or because even though an organization grants a specific amount of vacation days, the…
  • How To Prevent Teeth Anxiety

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    27 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    Are You Making Your Teeth Anxious? A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers has found that social anxiety can damage your teeth. People who are anxious often develop ways of defusing stress such as fingernail biting, teeth grinding and chewing on hard substances such as ice. All of these activities have dental consequences. In the Tel Aviv study the research team used questionnaires to analyze 75 people in their early 30s. One group had social phobia – defined as a debilitating fear experienced in social situations. About half of were taking antidepressant drugs. A control group of 35…
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Root Canals

    :DentalPlans
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
      If you’ve never had a root canal, we can’t blame you for feeling a little apprehensive: After all, there are plenty of stories floating around about this effective and time-tested procedure. The good news is, lots of those stories are myths—starting with the idea that root canal treatment is exceptionally uncomfortable. So let’s set the facts straight by answering some common questions about root canal treatment. Q) What is a root canal—and why would I need one? A) A “root canal” is a tiny, branching passageway deep inside your tooth, which contains…
 
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  • Symptoms Of Skin Sensitive To Touch: Its Causes And Treatment

    PUP
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:26 am
    It is extremely discomforting and annoying feeling when your skin is too sensitive to touch. In medical terminology skin pain or tenderness is referred as allodynia. It is a condition in which the skin becomes hypersensitive even to non painful …
  • Main Causes Of Rounded Shoulders: Home Exercises To Correct It

    PUP
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:20 am
    A good posture is secret of your personality as well as of your healthy physical status. It also means that your bones are well aligned and the muscles, ligaments and joints are working in accordance as nature has intended. Having …
  • Sensation Of Hair Stuck In Throat: Home Remedies To Remove It

    PUP
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    As throat is extremely sensitive, slightest irritation in the area can produce immense discomfort for the person. Many people visit their ENT specialist when there is a feeling of irritation and obstruction, even if it is a small hair or …
  • Sleep Anxiety Disorder Causes: Symptoms & Relaxation Techniques

    PUP
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    Sleep is essential for human being as it provides rest to his mind and restores energy to keep him fit for the coming day. However, there are many unfortunates who are dismayed as they have lack of good night sleep. …
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

    PUP
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    A person’s personality is determined from group of his traits and behavior. Besides giving a separate identity to the individual, it helps him or her to adjust to various changes that take place in his environmental surrounding. Psychologically, there are …
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  • Standup Paddleboard Yoga with Three Minute Egg Yoga Blocks

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Experience the bliss of practicing yoga on the water … with yoga props!You can do yoga almost anywhere — in your living room, on the beach or on top of a mountain. But lately one of the most popular locations, especially in the summer, is to do yoga right on the water. Standup paddleboard yoga, known as SUP yoga, mixes sun and fun with yoga asanas.History of SUP YogaSurfing originated in Hawaii, where standup paddleboards eventually caught on. Rick Thomas brought a board to California in 2004, and the craze began. SUP grew to become a worldwide phenomenon, both for surfers and for…
  • ​Top Yoga Retreat Locations

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could wrap yourself up in that blissful feeling yoga practice provides for more than an hour or two? How about for days at a time without interruption? We certainly think so, and that’s why we love the idea of yoga retreats. It’s your chance to pause, practice, relax and reflect, strengthening your skills and hitting your mental reset button so you can return refreshed to your normal routine. Whether you desire to travel around the globe or to stay closer to home, here are some of the planet’s top yoga retreat locations:Pura Vida, Costa RicaPura Vida…
  • The Yoga Block vs. the Yoga Egg

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Are you still using rectangular yoga blocks? Why? Your body’s NOT SQUARE!A Block is a Block is a BlockSIZE: Yoga blocks vary in size a bit, but the industry standard dimensions are: 4” x 5.5” x 9”. They used to be thinner, but I never understood why. 3” is, in opinion, too narrow for a traditional yoga block. One manufacturer claims that the 5.5 x 9 inch surface is enough to sit on comfortably. I wish I had his/her tiny tuchus!SHAPE: These three-dimensional rectangles sport beveled edges of varying consistencies and sometimes a logo to let you know who imported them from China.
  • Yoga Poses: A Path to Freedom

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    A “Yogi 4th of July” is the perfect time to celebrate!We all come to yoga for different reasons, but many of the benefits we share are the same. How great is it when we start to see evidence of our yoga practice show up in our daily life? On the mat, we learn to practice ahimsa (non-harming) towards our bodies. Off the mat, we get to practice ahimsa towards the world. This can include eating healthful foods and behaving in environmentally responsible ways. On the Fourth of July, America celebrates its freedom as a nation. Here are some free ways we can make our…
  • Hydrating for Yoga

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Healthful tips everyone can useWorking up a sweat in a yoga session leaves us longing for a soothing drink. In the past, we’ve simply reached for our water bottle and while drinking lots of water is still part of our routine when hydrating for yoga (long live H2O!), we recently discovered an awesome hydration tip, and we thought you’d want to know about it too.What if we told you that you could make your sips a little more delicious and nutritious? Water InfusionsSweeten and add flavor to your water naturally and add a few nutrients while you’re at it with these natural infusion…
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  • How Closely Do You Really Need to Follow a Race Training Plan?

    Erin Kelly
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:03 am
    Signing up for your first endurance race, whether it’s a 10K or your first marathon, is a big decision. After all, you’re about to give up happy hours, sleeping in, and boozy brunches for this event. So why would you give it as much consideration as swiping left or right on your next potential Tinder match? The answer: You don’t. The first step is, of course, finding the right training plan. Whether it’s 10 weeks, two months, or longer, a set schedule helps you run, bike, or swim your heart out on race day without worrying if you’re actually prepared. However, no one-size-fits-all…
  • The 25 Best Resources to Strengthen Any Relationship

    Macaela Mackenzie
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    You’ve got something important to tell your colleague. Do you walk down the hall to find them? Of course not! They’re probably busy, and face-to-face conversations can be #awkward. You shoot them a quick email—or better yet, send them an emoji-laden instant message. It should come as no surprise that 20-somethings say they prefer to text someone rather than talk to them in person. Those digital connections are freaking awesome, but not when they cost us our ability to make human ones. And there’s plenty of research to suggest that’s exactly what’s happening: One recent study found…
  • What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

    Ronald Barba
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose. It’s 3 a.m. and I’m alone with nothing more than the thoughts running through my brain. It’s an experience I’m all too familiar with and one that I never stop fearing. My brain, you see, wants me dead. A Mephistophelian production of the brain, depression is a mental illness that essentially causes you to believe that you’re a…
  • Greatist Workout of the Day: Tuesday, August 4th

    The Greatist Team
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video demos of each movement, follow the links below the graphic. Be sure to note the results of your workout so you can track your progress as you go. Before you tackle this workout, try this quick and effective full-body warm-up. It's just five simple moves but hits every major muscle group and gets your heart pumping. Tabata Tuesday Perform each movement for a total of 4 minutes, alternating between 20 seconds of all-out effort and 10 seconds of rest.
  • 34 Surprisingly Delicious High-Protein Smoothie Recipes

    Stephanie Castillo
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Not a bodybuilder? Enjoy a protein smoothie anyway! Our bodies need protein for healthy skin, hair, bones, and heart. Plus a protein-packed breakfast can prevent overeating, and a dose of protein after resistance training helps build and repair muscle tissue (especially when you consume a blend of proteins).1 The secret to mixing something up you'll look forward to sipping is striking the right balance between protein sources (such as Greek yogurt, protein powder, and peanut butter) and sweet and/or savory add-ins—something all of the recipes below have nailed. These recipes also have eight…
 
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  • INNLIVE INDIA - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Focus: Incredible Health Benefits of 'Baby Oil Mas...

    Swarnam John
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:18 am
    INNLIVE INDIA - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Focus: Incredible Health Benefits of 'Baby Oil Mas...: By Swarnam John Carl Sandburg, the great American poet says, “A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” Being a mom is one of the...Take care, Swarnam
  • Stephen Wiltshire- An Autistic Person With Incredible Photographic Memory

    Swarnam John
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Meet Stephen Wiltshire is a British architectural artist. He has incredible memory which is so accurate, that he can draw big landscape after seeing it just once. The most amazing thing about him is that he is autistic. Watch this video of how he transforms a white canvas, into thriving city.If you are concerned that your child has some special needs, just pay close attention, the creator of the universe would have blessed your child with some astonishing talents waiting to be discovered.Take care,SwarnamTake care, Swarnam
  • High Dangers of High Heels

    Swarnam John
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Here are some interesting quotes about high heels, you will find these amusing“Keep your head, heels and standards high”“The higher the heel, the better you feel”“Life is short, heels shouldn’t be”“High heels bring you closer to heaven”“Chase your dreams in high heels, of course”Okay had your fill? These are the quotes of fashion conscious people. But there are opposing views from the so called “health conscious” researchers. High heels are a fashion statement, it gives a graceful gait, a shorter stride and gives a mirage-effect of slender legs. Due to this increased…
  • Pep Up Your Morning With Colgate Fresh Max Cooling Crystals

    Swarnam John
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
       “I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity atBlogAdda in association with Colgate MaxFresh“It was a quiet morning, I got up a little early to complete my writing projects. I started to write this blog post and the whole house was quiet, I watched this  Colgate MaxFresh YouTube advertisement, Oh! my goodness, it really made me sit and watch and gave a new fresh breath energy. People watch this amazing dance from Colgate MaxFresh. This video would pep up your day.Hearing a beautiful medley can pep up your sagging spirit and bombard you with zillions of…
  • THE BLAZE - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Me Time - A Boon Benefits Of Health And Family Car...

    Swarnam John
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:52 am
    THE BLAZE - INNLIVE MEDIA GROUP: Me Time - A Boon Benefits Of Health And Family Car...: By Swarnam John Sometimes life can feel like one long to-do list. Once you've ticked off work, childcare and running a house there n...Take care, Swarnam
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  • Nutrition for your Skin

    Judy Rone
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Want the most amazing skin you can have? It starts from the inside. To look your absolute best, give your skin the nutrients it needs to glow! You can do this by eating right and taking care of your skin. For example, did you know that tomatoes contain lycopene (think pasta sauce!) and can help […]
  • Staycation Spa

    Judy Rone
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    Don’t do chores on your next day off. Have a staycation spa day! The best part of a staycation is that there is no need for the price tag of travel. You can escape, unwind, relax and take care of you at home. It’s fun and easy – even if you are limited on time […]
  • Get Fresh

    Judy Rone
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Summer is the right time to get fresh! With fruits and vegetables in peak season, it’s a snap to eat delicious foods every day. Feast your eyes, nourish your body, and feed your soul with vitamin-packed and nutritious summer-ripened fruits and vegetables. Eating well is easy. When you choose produce that’s in season the benefits […]
  • Summer Staycation

    Judy Rone
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Beat the heat and keep your wallet cool this summer by taking a Staycation. It’s an excellent way to cut back on expenses while maximizing your fun! With a staycation you can be a tourist without the baggage. You can get out and do the things you can’t do while in the grind of everyday […]
  • Summer Skincare

    Andrea McArthur
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Keep your skin glowing and healthy this summer! Summer is the time for serious fun in the sun; an afternoon at the pool, a day at the beach, a week on a sunny vacation. These can all add up and stress out the skin. So summer is also on of the most important times to […]
 
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  • The Baby Boomer To The “Green” Cashier (Funny)

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:07 am
    This is a funny story/article – but it does have a point to it. No matter if you’re “young” or “old”: read it and enjoy. And if you’re a baby boomer, you will probably cheer!  :lol:  Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her […]
  • Car Recalls: Is Your Car Dangerous?

    Sydney Johnston
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:57 am
    Car recalls aren’t a very exciting or sexy subject. But the LAST thing you want to do is unknowingly subject your family and yourself to dangerous driving conditions. Since this is a blog about natural health I’ll make the quite obvious observation that the #1 way to protect your health is through prevention, not cure. The […]
  • 50 Top Home Remedies Blogs For 2015

    Sydney Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    BlissPlan is honored to be included among the Top 50 Home Remedies Blogs For 2015. We’re in very elite company there – like the Farmers Almanac blog. The story chosen was one about massaging away nasal congestion. We appreciate this honor!
  • Memorial Day: A Time To Remember Sacrifice

    Sydney Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Memorial Day is the emotional beginning of summer with huge numbers of folks going to a lake for water sports or having cook outs in the back yard. Nothing wrong with that – fun and leisure are Way Cool. But it’s also important to remember the brave men and women who have given their health and […]
  • 93+ Coconut Oil Uses For Health, Beauty & Home

    Sydney Johnston
    16 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    We have a brand new course and we’ve very proud of it. It’s a video (mostly) course and it’s called 93+ Coconut Oil Uses For Health, Beauty & Home. Multiple videos are free so you can decide if it’s for you.  Right now it’s a very modest price of only $7 but it will be going […]
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  • Feels Like Shaking Inside Body – What Causes Inside Tremble

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The sensation of shaking inside the body may be attributed to different health concerns. In some cases, they can be related to mild stroke, neuropathy, stress and fatigues and even panic attacks. It is therefore important that you know the cause of shaking inside the body to find a solution. What Causes Shaking Inside the […]
  • What Causes Hard Stomach Feeling – Stomach Inside Cramping

    HealthyDis
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Having a hard stomach feeling inside can be a sign of upset stomach. Usually, there are other symptoms associated with this condition so you must first identify the cause of your stomach cramps. If  you have been having such symptom for a few days, it is best to consult a doctor. What Causes Hard Stomach […]
  • What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom?

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The upper lip has one of the thinnest skin parts in the body. Usually, people who have symptoms in the lips may be suffering from an undiagnosed health problem. But you should always identify the cause of the lip symptom which may include cold upper lip. What Causes Cold Upper Lip Symptom? There may be […]
  • Cold Eyelid Symptoms Could Be Face Neuropathy

    HealthyDis
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Coldness in different parts of the face may be a sign of nerve signal disruptions. Usually, this happen when you have facial neuropathy that may affect different parts of the face. In most cases, the neuropathy symptom may induce cold eyelids. What Causes Cold Eyelid? Cold eyelids may be a sign that your nerves in […]
  • How Much Is Root Canal Cost

    HealthyDis
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Root canal is one of the dental procedures that involve reducing or removing the pain that the patient feels. Usually, this procedure is done in order to save a tooth from being extracted so that the person can still maintain a good smile. How Is Root Canal Performed? Root canal is only performed at the […]
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  • Business as Usual – Dealing with Grief in the Workplace

    Rachel Kodanaz
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    Wouldn’t life be great if no one died? Or no one grieved? The fact is that at some point, both of these situations will occur in one’s personal and workplace life; and while we cannot prevent it from occurring, we can help ease the impact on the workplace. We can educate the workforce on how to deal with the death of a co-worker or how to support an employee who is returning to work following a bereavement leave. No matter what the situation is around the death, whether it was an illness, a sudden death, homicide or suicide, the impact on business will be similar. Grief has no time…
  • The Questions of Grief: Am I Normal?

    Doug Manning
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One of the nicest compliments I have ever received was told me second hand. A funeral director, whose firm sends ourContinuing Care Series to the families they serve, told of a rather large and gruff man whose wife had died. The funeral director hesitated before sending the books thinking someone like this guy might not be responsive or even appreciative. A few months after sending the books, the man stopped the funeral director in a grocery store and said, “Thanks for those books, you know the guy who wrote them doesn’t think I’m crazy. He thinks I’m normal.”…
  • I Believe, by John Pete

    John Pete
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I believe I will see my loved ones again and it is that, among other things, which allows me to heal and gives me the courage to journey forward. I believe there is a profound reason for life and death beyond our current understanding. I believe that moving forward creates opportunities for spiritual growth, and is not just about going through the motions of another day. I believe that life’s events are a classroom full of opportunities for learning, and not some  meaningless cosmic joke. I believe that love is profoundly connected to the meaning of life and not just an empty phenomenon…
  • Reconstruction: When Should I Begin Going Out?

    Doug Manning
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:45 am
    Since most of us are no longer teenagers, going out sounds so much better than dating. The question I always get is “When should I start?” And now that I am in those same shoes I am having to face that question in real time. I used to say a person should begin when they feel like doing so. I said that to help fight off the pressure from folks who think there is some arbitrary time that should pass. If someone starts before one year has passed it is almost a guarantee that some folks will think it is too early and say so. To guard against that and the guilt that is usually felt, I have…
  • The Mysteries of Grief: How Can I Hurt and Be Numb at the Same Time?

    Doug Manning
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    At a recent conference a woman whose husband had been dead a few months said, “I can’t stand the numbness, the pain is horrible, but I am so tired of just feeling numb. How can I hurt like I do and be numb at the same time?” There is a form of depression that does not exemplify itself just by feeling blue or sad, but also by no feelings at all. We feel detached like we are outside of our own bodies watching ourselves go through the motions of life, but somehow not emotionally involved. We will refer back to this phenomenon again and again because it affects almost every part…
 
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  • Otoplasty Dallas

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

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

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

    jenn
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The forehead is often one of the first places people start to notice common signs of aging in. Wrinkles, lines, creases and a sagging, heavy brow can make us look not only older than we are or feel but more severe or upset than we wish to convey. Today there are a plethora of options available to men and women who want to rejuvenate their face and create a more youthful appearance. There is botox and dermal fillers, face lifts, laser treatments, and Brow Lift Dallas- so, how do you know which is right for you? The first step when you are considering any kind of procedure or treatment is to…
  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Facelift Dallas is a procedure that reduces common signs of aging in the lower portion of the face. Today there are many options for facial rejuvenation available—more than ever before—so how do you know which one may be right for you? Some procedure as less invasive than others and if often comes down to the amount of rejuvenation requires as well as personal preference and professional recommendation. When sagging skin and lose of elasticity are causing lines, creases and wrinkles in the lower portion of the face and jowels, a Facelift may be the best option for achieving a more…
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  • Seal the Deal with the Right Meal

    BerryRipe
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:29 pm
    If you are planning the menu for an important corporate event, you have a lot of responsibility. Whether you’re catering a breakfast, lunch, or dinner for coworkers or clients, you want to make sure you order enough to feed the group, and you want to make sure the dishes you select are well received by your guests. To plan the menu for your company’s gathering, you need to take several factors into consideration, such as the purpose of the event, the attendees, how much time everyone will have to dine, and the time of day. Your menu selections served to clients during negotiations will be…
  • Top 10 Occasions for Giving Flowers

    BerryRipe
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Perhaps the number one gift of all times is flowers, any kind of flowers, from bouquets of long stemmed roses to potted plants. It just takes a moment or two to consider all the flowers you’ve seen as gifts in your lifetime and you will understand why they are thought to be the most commonly given gift of all times. If you doubt it, just look at the myriad of reasons for giving flowers and you could almost say they are the ‘universal gift.’ Here are the top 10 occasions for giving flowers as gifts. 1) Valentine’s Day What would Valentine’s Day be without a box of chocolate and a…
  • How To Get The Perfect Freezer

    BerryRipe
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    If you are the owner of your own restaurant, or in charge of a school cafeteria or storage warehouse, you know that you can’t afford to be without a reliable freezer to store your food in. Without one, all the food will quickly go bad, and with it, a great deal of money will go straight down the drain. Now Is The Time To Make A Change This is one area that you simply cannot afford to put off or delegate to someone else. Your reputation as a restaurant owner or cafeteria manager is at stake. If you are experiencing issues with a leaky or faulty freezer, now is the time to make a change…
  • 5 Amazing Benefits of Tea

    BerryRipe
    6 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed for centuries, and with so many different types of teas to choose from, all from a variety of cultures across the globe, there is definitely something for everyone. Plus, as more research is conducted into the benefits of drinking tea, people all over the world are realizing just how good it really is for the body. From green and black tea, to herbal teas that come in a wide range of flavors, there are plenty of options to choose from, but they all have offer some pretty amazing benefits, some of which are listed below. So go ahead and ditch your coffee…
  • Getting Therapy After a Sports Injury

    BerryRipe
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    If you are an athletic person and you are frequently involved in sports, you will probably suffer an injury at some point in your life. If it is a small injury, you will be able to deal with it on your own. However, more serious injuries may require physical therapy in order for you to completely recover. If you suffer an injury where physical therapy is recommended, you will need to find a treatment center. As you might expect, all sports injury therapy centers are not created equal. In fact, the quality of care they provide can vary greatly. Therefore, you will need to do an extensive…
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  • Treatment after Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP

    Asman Hall
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:39 am
    WHAT IS THE TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE?Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) means taking antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These drugs are only available by prescription. The PEP should be taken as soon as possible after exposure to HIV but certainly within 72 hours. Treatment with 2 or 3 ARVs should continue for 4 weeks, if tolerated.WHO SHOULD USE PEP?Occupational exposure:The PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for workers in the health area are exposed to HIV.
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis PrEp

    Asman Hall
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    WHAT IS PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS?PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. Prophylaxis means disease prevention. PrEP is a new HIV prevention option for HIV-negative individuals to reduce their risk of HIV infection. PrEP for HIV prevention is the use of antiretroviral medications (ARVs) by HIV-negative individuals to reduce risk. Large research studies showed that PrEP could help prevent new HIV infections when used by people at high risk of getting HIV.The only good research on PrEP is based on using the combination pill Truvada. Research showed over 90% reduction in HIV infections when…
  • New treatment a man with paralysis can walk again

    Aswin
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    After four years in bed, a man who had lost the movement of more than half of her body, able to walk again thanks to a new cell transplant treatment of your nasal cavity to the spinal cord.Darek Fidyka In 2010, a Bulgarian man who then was 34 years old, was attacked repeatedly in the back with a knife. As a result of aggression, Fidyka his spinal cord was cut in two, losing the sensitivity of his body from the chest down.Since then the patient had undergone various treatments, all unsuccessful, to regain feeling in part of his body paralyzed. In 2012 Fidyka started an experimental treatment…
  • Alternatives for a diet rich in calcium

    Asman Hall
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:19 am
    It is well known to all that cow's milk and dairy products are the best foods to provide us with calcium, because naturally contain vitamin D, essential for calcium absorption. But there are other foods that are capable of providing calcium such as vegetables, vegetables, legumes and fruits.As a result, you can maintain a diet rich in calcium without resorting to dairy and given the problems that are emerging today because of multiple allergies and intolerances. Here we tell you which products are the best source of calcium , an essential element in a healthy and balanced diet.Four key groups…
  • Do you admire your partner

    Aswin
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    Do not love who does not admire. Love without admiration is only friendship.A relationship that is not only healthy but also gratifying, stimulating and enjoyable for its two protagonists involves a large dose of mutual admiration . While the basis of a good relationship is based largely on qualities that are proper to also friendly relationship (support, companionship, empathy, availability to the other, reciprocity) the truth is that the admiration and privacy They make the relationship is unique and genuine ; and satisfy desires and needs that no other relationship can satisfy. Intimacy…
 
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  • Grace | Terry Virgo @ JRC, July 19, 2015

    21 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Grace | Terry Virgo @ JRC, July 19, 2015 My Notes:July 19, 2015Romans 5:17 ESVFor if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.We will reign in life We are more than conquerors He leads us in his triumphGalatians 5:4 ESVYou are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.You can't keep laws to please GodJesus did enough, you don't have a list of rules to keepYou don't let one…
  • Spiritual Discernment Affects...

    27 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Pastor Brandon Lindell presents Spiritual Discernment Affects…2 Corinthians: Power in Weakness2 Corinthians 11:1-15.+ What are you putting up with that's damaging your life?+ Don't allow toxic voices [or people!] in your life.+ When we allow toxic things into our spirit it gets us off course.+ What's proclaimed in your life today will be in your spirit tomorrow.+ What's in your spirit today, if left unchecked, will become part of who you are/part of what you accept about yourself tomorrow.+ The voices and things you allow to be proclaimed into your life today will become part of who…
  • Winning the Spiritual Battle | John Lindell at James River Church, May 2015

    12 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    I thought I'd use my LIFE blog space to keep track of some of my favorite messages. --Enjoy!Pastor John Lindell presents Winning the Spiritual Battle as a part of theseries, 2 Corinthians: Power in Weakness.2 Corinthians 10:1-6.
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    Steve Kelley at James River Church, April 2015
  • Anthocyanins

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

    Beverly Meyer
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    “The Domestic Man” Russ Crandall has a Paleo friendly book based on takeout favorites.  There’s Asian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and American foods you’ll recognize and love.  “Paleo Takeout” is packed with “restaurant favorites without the junk”.With a history of a stroke in his early 20’s, an autoimmune disorder and an active Navy career, how did he become The Domestic Man and have a successful blog and 3 books on food?  Here’s Russ’s story and lots of ideas for great fresh food.Some highlights of this…
  • Strawberry Coconut Paleo Popsicles

    Beverly Meyer
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:46 pm
     Strawberry Coconut Paleo PopsiclesThese creamy paleo popsicles are a cool delicious snack without added sugar or juice!  Made only with full-fat coconut milk and a little fruit, these satisfy both hunger and sweet cravings.Coconut milk contains special fats called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which can be used for energy and to boost metabolism. MCT’s are easy to digest and a great option if you have no gall bladder. I used canned coconut milk like this one from Natural Value as it’s a BPA-free can and has no carrageenan.
  • Easy Paleo Salmon and Sardines from Vital Choice

    amber fischer
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Easy Paleo Salmon and Sardines from Vital ChoiceSalmon and sardines from wild caught and sustainable sources are a good choice for Omega 3 fats. Fresh seafood is best but sometimes canned is just right!Either way, wild seafood provides  Omega-3’s, selenium, calcium, and other micro nutrients. Why take Fish Oil when you can eat this yummy fish?Why I Love Vital ChoiceI’ve been buying Vital Choice products for years. They offer canned seafood in a variety of forms and my favorite oil – Macadamia Nut Oil (see more on that below).  The seafood is wild caught…
  • Adam Farrah on Yoga, Meditation and Medical Marijuana

    Beverly Meyer
    13 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Remove Stress: Don’t Manage It!  Adam Farrah explains this useful distinction in our Primal Diet – Modern Health podcast.Following Tim Ferris’s 80/20 Rule, Adam talks about upgrading the 20% we do that brings 80% of our results. And shares how he gets through recovery from illness with help from Yoga, Meditation and Medical Marijuana.  Adam writes regularly (and eloquently) on anxiety, depression, the adrenals and more in Paleo Magazine.Highlights of the show with Adam FarrahThe difference between removing and managing stressHis favorite Yoga DVDWhen and how to…
  • Natural Help For Candida With Dr. Lauren Noel

    Beverly Meyer
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    Looking for natural help for Candida? Want to understand Candida symptoms and treatment options?   My interview with Dr. Lauren Noel covers prevention and treatment of Candida and its toxic metabolites which can cause long-term health problems.  Noel is known as Dr. Lo to her radio listeners and to patients in her California clinic. (See below for links). The list of candida symptoms is long and varied. This toxic yeast can affect and infect every cell of the body.  Common symptoms include: foggy thinking; fatigue, rashes; vaginal infections; strong sugar cravings;…
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  • Height a Factor for Heart Disease

    Nucha
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
      In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found a direct link between height and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. In the study of nearly 200,000 participants, researchers determined that the genes that are responsible for a person’s height are also responsible for genes that increase LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. For every 2.5 inches below average height, risk of heart disease increased about 14 percent. The relationship was more significant in men than women, however the cause is still unknown. Do not fret if you’re someone…
  • Heart-Healthy Grilling Options

    Nucha
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
      What’s a cookout without burgers and brats? Dietitian Kate Patton and intern Sara Saliba within Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation show five great alternatives. 1. Chicken breat or turkey burgers – Leaner white meats are low in carnitine, an amino acid linked to heart attack and stroke 2. Veggie burgers -Try grilling veggie burgers for that close-to-authentic grilled hamburger taste. 3. Seafood – Salmon, trout and herring taste great when grilled. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for blood pressure. Tuna…
  • Read This Before Taking Ibuprofen

    Nucha
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will implement changes to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve. As a number of published research suggest, even the shortest use of NSAIDS increases risk of heart attach or stroke. The FDA will now require manufacturers to change the warning label from “may cause” to “cause” problems, such as heart attach and stroke. NSAIDs are still effective in providing temporary relief of pain and inflammation. However, consumers with medical histories or those who have had cardiac surgeries need…
  • Drinking May Not Be Advised for the Elderly Heart

    Nucha
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
      A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School suggest that the aging heart does not benefit from drinking alcohol. Having a drink or two a day may be good for the heart when one is young, but this does not hold true anymore as one ages. The researchers report in the journal Circulation, that increasing alcohol intake among the elderly is associated with inefficient cardiac structure and function. The left ventricle appeared to take a significant hit, as the heart muscles thickened and became more rigid. Women were affected more than men, according to…
  • Mobile CPR App Found Successful

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:24 pm
      Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a mobile CPR app was found to improve the likelihood of cardiac arrest victims receiving CPR. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low without CPR, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. A mobile app with GPS was used to find and alert anyone with CPR training who was near someone having a cardiac incident. The app transmitted information from 911 dispatchers and sent it to trained volunteers in the form of texts and automated calls. Researchers found that the app significantly increased…
 
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  • Are you getting enough calories?

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Are you getting enough calories?08/04/2015By SkinnyMom.comSkimping on necessary calories can lead to a variety of dangerous conditions, so next time you’re thinking about bypassing breakfast, consider the...
  • Avert your eyes: The pain of digital eye strain

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Avert your eyes: The pain of digital eye strain08/04/2015By Jaclyn Bertner FelberDo you ever feel as though you’re trapped in a digital world of your own making? No matter where you turn — a computer to your front, a phone to your...
  • 9 summery alternatives to coleslaw

    Vivian Lee
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    9 summery alternatives to coleslaw08/04/2015By Vivian LeeHow do you take slaw to the next level? Making fruit the star ingredient. We found you nine recipes that will allow you to experiment and use up your...
  • 5 savvy ways to make a room look bigger

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    5 savvy ways to make a room look bigger08/04/2015By BrightNestHarry Houdini could make an entire elephant disappear in front of a hundred people. And that was in the 1920s. So it should be no trouble for you to...
  • How even moderate exercise can help in later life

    Vivian Lee
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    How even moderate exercise can help in later life08/04/2015By Rik LeeAs well as keeping joints moving, regular exercise is important for the heart, lungs and brain. It helps protect against everything from diabetes and...
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  • Why I only eat organic wheat

    mr hlth
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Wheat has come up in discussion recently in some conversations about diet, carbs, etc.   Although I limit the amount of carbs in my diet, I have not eliminated wheat from my diet.  BUT –  I have done my best to limit myself to organically raised wheat. I do this for several reasons, but the main reason I want to focus on now is glyphosate. Glyphosate is the primary active ingredient found in the herbicide Roundup from Monsanto.  You can do the research yourself and decide what you are willing to consume, but I made the choice to avoid foods raised with or deliberatly exposed to…
  • Why would anyone want this in their food?

    mr hlth
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    Just a short post to point out the continued concerns with glyphosate- the primary chemical in the product Roundup. Previous posts have pointed out some of the concerns about pesticide and herbicide residue in food and feedstock items. Unfortunately, this has not changed – and recent articles and studies underscore  this concern.  A recent article on the website of the Independent – a British newspaper – contained the headline:  “Scientists urge caution over experts’ claims pesticide is ‘probably’ carcinogenic”. It goes on to reference a…
  • Is Iced Tea OK to drink?

    mr hlth
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    A recent question comes from Dan:  “I’ve been wondering – is iced tea alright?   Is it ok to drink, or is it not healthy? The answer is pretty straightforward, with a couple of qualifiers up front. Avoid sweetened tea –  it’s an extra source of sugar at best, artificial sweeteners (which should be avoided) at worst.  If you *must* drink sweetened tea, go for a natural sweetener like sugar or stevia or xylitol – but you’re best off avoiding the sweeteners. Go for brewed iced tea – better flavor and more flavonoids and corresponding health…
  • What is a ketogenic diet?

    mr hlth
    9 Jul 2013 | 11:30 am
    Recently we’ve looked at liver function and how to keep your liver healthy and the role your liver plays in weight loss, and how that is connected to how your body processes fats, followed by a quick overview of the metabolic process called ketosis. This now brings us to the subject of ketogenic diets.  Many people will immediately think of the Atkins diet, but there are many other diet plans besides Atkins that based on ketosis.  One of my personal favorites is the Southbeach diet.  I like the description as noted by USA Today in a recent article, it emphasizes…
  • So what is Ketosis?

    mr hlth
    6 Jul 2013 | 7:02 am
    To understand what ketosis is, it’s helpful to do a quick review of how our bodies are fueled. While it’s true that we are fueled by the food we eat – it’s what kind of food and what happens to it that makes the difference as to what fuel your body primarily utilizes for energy.  It’s not just in the stomach (or small intestine) that all of this takes place – that’s why the last few posts have looked at the liver So when your food is broken down, you end up with two fuels for our body – sugar or fat; all food ends up being processed and fuels…
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  • Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Day 9 – Chest and Triceps Workout

    Erica Brooks
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Today is day 9 of my 90 day weight loss challenge. I didn’t get to workout until 8:30PM. We’ll be traveling again soon so I had to get some things in order. Better late than never. I got a good chest and triceps workout in. I still need to work on my form when doing triceps. I think staying at 15lbs and getting a mirror will help. Chest Bench Press Incline Bench Press Straight Arm Pullover Triceps Seated Triceps Extensions Tricep Kickbacks Click here to contact me or visit this link  ==> http://www.healthyweightlossmatters.com to join the challenge and get started on your own…
  • Traveling With Kids in Tow: Planning Your Road Trip

    Adrienne Erin
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    The Great American Road Trip can be one of the most memorable vacations to take with your children. Traveling cross-country offers unparalleled family bonding time, learning opportunities and schedule flexibility. To ensure that all your memories are good ones, however, it is imperative to plan ahead and pack accordingly. Think of all the fun times you are about to have, but also evaluate what could possibly go wrong. When you have everything you need for all situations, the family can take small bumps easily in stride. Here are some tips to help make sure you have all your bases covered:…
  • Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Day 8 – Shoulders and Legs Workout

    Erica Brooks
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Wow, it’s week two of the challenge!  Today is day 8 of my 90 day weight loss challenge. I did a shoulders and legs workout using dumbbells. I’m still at 15 and 20 pound weights which is fine. I don’t want to rush. Who am I kidding? I’d love to rush through this and see the amazing transformation I’m going to achieve but the sensible part of me knows that slow and steady wins the race. So I’m going to take my time. It took many years to gain this weight so it’s going to take some time to get rid of it. Shoulders – 3 sets of each exercise. 8 reps…
  • Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Day 7 – Bike Riding With Baby Girl

    Erica Brooks
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:46 am
    It’s day 7 of my 90 day weight loss challenge. Yay! I completed a whole week of eating a healthy diet and exercising daily. Since it’s Sunday, I decided to take it easy but I still wanted to get some exercise in so baby girl and I went bike riding before brunch. Click here to contact me or visit this link  ==> http://www.healthyweightlossmatters.com to join the challenge and get started on your own weight loss journey today! Follow my healthy weight loss journey progress: Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Day 1 Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Day 2 Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Day 3…
  • Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Day 6 – Back and Bicep Dumbbell Workout

    Erica Brooks
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:28 am
    It’s day 6 of my 90 day weight loss challenge. Today is a back and bicep dumbbell workout. The workouts are getting a little easier but I have a long way to go. I went for a bike ride afterwards. I didn’t track my distance but It was probably a mile which was challenging to say the least. My neighborhood has quite a few hills. Back Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift (lower back) One-Arm Dumbbell Row (middle back) Dumbbell Shrug (traps) Biceps Alternated Biceps Curl Hammer Curl Click here to contact me or visit this link  ==> http://www.healthyweightlossmatters.com to join the…
 
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  • Joke of the day – Chemistry

    New Bloggy Cat
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:54 pm
    We’ve lots of chemistry jokes but…. http://www.mycutegraphics.com …we’re just worried they won’t get a good reaction! Tagged: chemistry, chemistry jokes, children, clean jokes, funny clean jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, kids, reaction, short jokes, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – A. A. Milne

    New Bloggy Cat
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    http://www.pinterest.com “Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ― A.A. Milne Tagged: famous quotes, heart, inspirational, life, life and living, little things, love, moments, pets, room, simple life, simple things, simplicity, smallest-things, truth, winnie the pooh
  • Joke of the day – Longest word

    New Bloggy Cat
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:36 pm
    What is the longest word in the dictionary? http://www.clipartbest.com Smiles, because there is a mile between each ‘s’ Tagged: clean jokes, dictionary, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, funny one-liners, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, longest, mile, short jokes, smile, smiles, very funny jokes, word
  • Quote of the day – Alphonse de Lamartine

    New Bloggy Cat
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    “Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind – it is only the difference in the victim.” – Alphonse de Lamartine In memory of Cecil the lion. (Photo credit: http://www.forbes.com) Tagged: animal rights, animal-cruelty, brutality, cecil the lion, cruelty, ethics, famous quotes, life and living, life-lessons, mankind, truth, victim
  • Joke of the day – I have a question

    New Bloggy Cat
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    http://www.pinterest.com During our computer class, the teacher chastised one boy for talking to the girl sitting next to him. Boy: “I was just asking her a question.” Teacher: “If you have a question, ask me!” Boy: “Okay. Do you want to go out with me Friday night?” Tagged: boy, children, classroom jokes, clean jokes, computer class, funny clean jokes, funny jokes, girl, good clean jokes, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, kids, question, short jokes, teacher, very funny jokes
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  • What Is Infantigo (Impetigo) And How To Treat It

    Igor (Site Owner)
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    Infantigo (Impetigo) is a highly contagious skin disease, affecting mainly children and infants (hence the name infantigo). The disease appears as red sores around the face, especially around the nose and mouth areas. The infection is especially hard on the child as these sores can often burst causing crusts and scabs. The good thing about
  • Have A Constant Urge To Urinate? Here`s Why

    Igor (Site Owner)
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    Got to go often, huh? This is a problem both men and women have, thought many people don`t even recognize it as a problem, they just go whenever they feel they need. The exact moment you realize this is becoming a problem is when you start developing a fear of being too far from the nearest
  • Clavicle Muscle – Anatomy Of The Subclavius Muscle

    Igor (Site Owner)
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:06 am
    Muscle Anatomy And Insertions Subclavius muscle (as the name suggests: sub – under) is a small, triangular muscle located under the clavicle bone. The muscle arises by a short, thick tendon from the first rib in front of the costoclavicular ligament. From this point, the subclavius muscle extends upwards and lateralward to be inserted into
  • Heavy Handbags Can And Will Cause Neck And Back Problems

    Igor (Site Owner)
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    Unfortunately, nowadays fashionable usually does not correlate with comfortable. I see it all the time, especially in women fashion, those crazy outfits, tight jeans, ridiculously high heels and heavy handbags hanging on one shoulder. By the way, high heels are not the topic of today`s article, but if you are looking for more information on
  • Best Coccyx Seat Cushion For Your Tailbone Pain – 2015

    Igor (Site Owner)
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:23 am
    We humans are not built for sitting. Our bodies evolved over millions of years, turning us into hunter-gatherers we are today. Even though we adopted sedentary lifestyle some 10000 years ago, our DNA is still deeply rooted in our hunter-gatherer history. Fast forward to today – we are literally torturing our bodies by forcing them
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  • Sun Chlorella: How to cope with the snooze you lose

    Lollie Todd
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Sleep trouble? Could Sun Chlorella help? Most people will experience problems sleeping at some point in their life and it is thought that around a third of Brits suffer with chronic insomnia. Many things can contribute to a sleepless night – stress, diet, environment and lifestyle factors – but when we do find ourselves tossing and turning into the small hours of the night, it can be all too tempting to reach for the sleeping pills – but a report published by a leading mental health charity suggested that Britain has become a nation of ‘sleeping pill addicts’. Reduce…
  • Sun Chlorella: Gorgeous Summer Skin Starts from Within

    James
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    Glowing, youthful skin We all want glowing, youthful-looking skin, especially at this time of year. Good skincare isn’t just about what you put on it – looking after your skin from the inside out is also vital for a fresh, healthy complexion. That’s where chlorella comes in. One of the world’s best-kept beauty secrets, it’s a single-cell green algae packed with high levels of nutrients, and can nourish your skin in a number of unique and powerful ways. Concentrated in chlorella’s nucleic acids is a unique substance called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), which is what makes the…
  • The Vital Sunshine Vitamin

    Mike McCabe
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Around 10m people throughout England could have seriously depleted vitamin D levels. This is around a fifth of adults and a sixth of children. Vitamin D is needed by the body, keeping bones and teeth strong whilst supporting a healthy immune system. And it’s after the long winter months that the body’s reserves are at their lowest. This much required vitamin is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as unprotected exposure to sunlight is our main source. During the winter months (October through April) our bodies are unable to naturally synthesise vitamin D. This is because the sun lies…
  • Age-Proof Your Brain: Three key brain nutrients

    Mike McCabe
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    March 16th sees the beginning of Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of brain research. In the UK, we are living longer. This means that more and more people will be affected by diminished brain function and neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Taking measures to age-proof your brain has never been more important. Read on to discover the 3 most important brain nutrients. Omega-3 More than half of your brain is made of fat. The most important fat to ‘feed’ your brain is DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. DHA helps to…
  • Digest this! Sensible rules for better digestion

    Mike McCabe
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Good digestion and regular bowel function is something we take for granted, that is until we start to experience problems, digestive related issues account for the largest number of GP appointments in the UK. Women are more likely to visit their doctor about their bowel habits than men who tend to put off seeking advice until symptoms present a problem they can no longer ignore. An optimally functioning digestive system is essential to good health in order fully absorb the nutrients in food, general poor digestion can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like indigestion, heartburn, bloating and…
 
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  • イオン銀行の住宅ローンていいのかな

    ctw
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    先日、友人の家に遊びに行ってきた。 友人は数年前に念願のマイホームを建て、家もだいぶ気に入っているそうだ。 私たちも近々マイホームを建てようと計画しているんだが、住宅ローンをどこで組むか迷っている。 友人はイオン銀行の住宅ローンを勧めてくれた。 本人たちも今、イオン銀行のローンに借り換えしようと検討しているそうでいろいろとメリットを教えてもらった。 私が一番いいなと思ったのは、8疾病保障付というところ。…
  • 両ワキ 永久脱毛をお得に利用できるキャンペーンがある

    ctw
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
  • 人気 商社 転職 は狭き門

    ctw
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    毎年、文系学生の男子女子ともトップ10に数社は入るくらい人気の企業と言えば商社ですよね。   国内で仕事をする場合であれば語学力はそれほど関係ありませんが、できれば英検2級や1級を持っていれば大きなアピールになります。      
  • 看護師求人ランキングを見るのが楽しい!

    ctw
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    今はネットで看護師求人ランキングを見ていますが、新しい職場になるかもしれない情報ってワクワクしますね!「ここって時間帯が良いねー」「あ、ここ、ボーナス多い!」と1人で楽しんでいます。今はネットで求人情報が見られるから便利ですね!姉の「元」旦那も私の「元」婚約者も復縁をしつこく言ってきますが、それは100%あり得ませんね。手に職を持った女は強いんです、二度と会いたくないですね!
  • 手術室の看護師に転職したそうな!

    ctw
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    子どもがよく入院するので、いつもお世話になる小児科の看護師さんともすっかり顔見知り。 でも、今年入院した時に、特に感じ良かった看護師さんの姿が見えませんでした。 こないだ、ショッピングセンターで買い物してると「〇〇くんのお母さん!」って声かけられました。 ママ友か?と振りむいたら見慣れない女性・・・でも、よく見るとその看護師さんでした。 白衣着てないと印象変わるもんですね!最初全然わかりませんでした。…
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  • Simple Eating: Your guide to healthy food choices

    ojohnson
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Hello! And welcome to the Simple Eating series on SkinnyFatLife. I’m excited to start this series because it’s so near and dear to my heart. I’m back in school to become a registered dietitian (one...
  • The power of a good compliment

    ojohnson
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    Today, I was washing out my coffee mug at the little kitchenette near my office, and a co-worker came up to me and started chatting. I should mention that it’s pretty hot out today, so...
  • Why Personality Types Matter

    ojohnson
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    I have a confession to make. I am absolutely obsessed with my Myers-Briggs test results. I’ve read every “What your MBTI test results mean” article I can find, and I’m constantly looking up my friends to try...
  • #SummerAbsChallenge: Let the fitness begin!

    ojohnson
    13 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Hey, everyone! I’m wasting zero time after finals and getting right back into the swing of things — both with the blog, and exercise. So, that’s why I’m kicking off my first ever #SummerAbsChallenge! What’s...
  • Awkward injuries and awesome books

    ojohnson
    4 May 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Alright, I’m like 11 days away from being done with my second year back in school and it is CRUNCH TIME, folks. And I’ve realized that I have a handful of things I want to...
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    Primally Inspired

  • Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles Recipe

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles Recipe Today we are making popsicles!  Coconut Water Fruit Popsicles to be exact. And they are so delicious! Watch the super short, how-to video here: (printable recipe below)   Or watch it on Youtube HERE: Unlike the kinds of popsicles that you get at the store, these are healthy popsicles…..and they taste a whole lot better, too Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of a store-bought popsicle box? Most popsicles that you get at the store are loaded with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring and chemical flavors. And all…
  • Breakfast Pizza Quiche from One Pot Paleo

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Breakfast Pizza Quiche Recipe from One Pot Paleo Today I’m excited to share an easy, one pot recipe that my family has been loving lately! It’s from the cookbook One Pot Paleo and the author, Jenny Castaneda, is generously letting me share her recipe with you! Now before I reveal the deliciously easy recipe, I want to rave about One Pot Paleo for just a minute because I’m a huge fan. But before I do, I want you to know something. I have a lot of cookbooks in my collection. One of the perks of being a food blogger is that I get sent cookbooks to review all.the.time. So many…
  • How To Make Sumac-ade made from Wild Edible Sumac

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    How To Make Sumac-ade made from Wild Edible Sumac   Today I’m going to show you how to make a fun summer drink recipe made from wild edible sumac! It’s called Sumac-ade because it tastes similar to lemonade and it even looks like a pink lemonade. It’s tart, naturally sweet and so refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.    It’s really fun and satisfying to make something so yummy that you picked yourself, don’t you think? I think this recipe is an especially fun one to do with kids. Have them play detective to find wild sumac –…
  • July Stitch Fix Review 2015 – A 5/5 Fix!

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:34 pm
    July Stitch Fix Review 2015 – A 5/5 Fix!   My July Fix from Stitch Fix arrived! It was going to be hard for my stylist to top last month’s favorite Fix, but I do believe this month’s Fix might even top that one. I kept every single piece….for the second month in a row!    I’m using Stitch Fix solely to build my wardrobe and it’s been such a blast. What’s not to love about a surprise box showing up at your doorstep filled with amazing (& affordable!) goodies picked out just for you by a professional?!  It’s…
  • 6 Surprising Benefits of Collagen PLUS Why, When & How To Take It For Best Results!

    Kelly from Primally Inspired
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:38 pm
    BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN   Your Complete Guide to Collagen: Why, How, & When to Take Collagen Protein    Gelatin, which is cooked collagen, is a true superfood! I’ve been singing the praises of collagen and gelatin protein for years. I think it’s one of the best things you can incorporate in your diet. The benefits range from reducing wrinkles, healing your gut, building strong bones, helping joint pain and so much more.    WebMD even praises it saying it’s: “used for for weight loss and for treating osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and brittle bones…
 
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    Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa

  • Loki Dip Recipe

    admin
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:13 pm
    This snack recipe is a guest favourite! Our famous Loki Dip is a perfect snack that is tasty, packed with protein and will curb an afternoon craving. Enjoy with fresh seasonal vegetables. The post Loki Dip Recipe appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • The New York Times Features Mountain Trek

    vince
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:13 pm
    America's most popular East Coast newspaper has just featured Mountain Trek in an article about wellness and extending youthfulness. The post The New York Times Features Mountain Trek appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • What Happens To Your Body One Hour After Drinking A Coke?

    vince
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:46 pm
    This infographic describes exactly what happens to your body 60 minutes after you consume a can of Coca-Cola. Warning: It ain't pretty. The post What Happens To Your Body One Hour After Drinking A Coke? appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • Why Sitting Is Bad For You + 5 Ways To Fix It

    vince
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    This video explain why sitting is bad for you and we show you 5 easy ways to fix the problem. The post Why Sitting Is Bad For You + 5 Ways To Fix It appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
  • How To Care For Your Feet This Summer

    vince
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Summer can take a toll on our feet. Here are some ways to care for your feet as well as advice for choosing the right footwear. The post How To Care For Your Feet This Summer appeared first on Mountain Trek Fitness Retreats & Health Spa.
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Taking On Taiwan

    GiGi
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    As you may remember… The Food Pervert (Tara) and I (and Lynn Chen of The Actor’s Diet of course) were invited on a stomach-bursting culinary excursion in none other than the little country next to China, under Japan and above the Philippines… Somewhere… Over the PACIFIC! Give up… And too lazy to look at THIS POST to see where we went? 13 Hour Flights can’t bring us down! Well, Tara and I took on… TAIWAN! Posing outside Donglong Temple with [Read On!]
  • GUEST POST: How I Became Empowered By My “History”

    GiGi
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Hmmm… About that Taiwan recap… Yeah, Tara and I filmed over 200 videos, so editing this epic conglomerate of footage is going to take a bit longer than it does for a man with prostate problems to… Pee. Okay, that’s actually not something to necessarily joke about. But I did. Whoops. So any who… When my friend, who also happens to be an author, speaker and life changer, Nanci Besser, offered to write a guest post for this week, I pretty much got [Read On!]
  • Guess The Food, Taiwan Edition!

    GiGi
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    I got in a UFC-like fight with China Airlines… And China Airlines won. But really… I feel like I got hit by a plane… Or like I got thrown out of a plane without a parachute, landing head first into an over-sized, ripe cactus-tree. Or… Stuck in the airplane bathroom after someone spent far too long in there, after their in-flight meal… And speaking of meals… I have a little “mealy” game for you… I will call it: GUESS THE [Read On!]
  • Carmen San Diego is So Jealous!

    GiGi
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    WHERE IN THE WORLD IS…. You THOUGHT I was going to say Carmen Sandiego now, didn’t you? But no… I was going to say: is are GiGi and Tara (The Food Pervert)… .@thefoodpervert & I have some HUGE NEWS to tell you!!!! #Watch! #Blogging #Travel #Adventure A video posted by Geneviève (GiGi) (@gigieats) on Jul 9, 2015 at 8:59am PDT WE ARE ON OUR WAY (or maybe by the time you read this… IN) TO TAIWAN!! The Taiwan Tourism Bureau [Read On!]
  • NO “BULLOCKS” with Christine Bullock!

    GiGi
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    Sure you may know of… Reggie Bullock: A 6’7″ basketball player who dunks, or excuse me, simply places the ball in the basket, for the Phoenix Suns. Alan Bullock: A knighted British historian, who wrote an influential biography about Adolf Hitler along with other works. Who wants to start a book club and have this book be the first one we read? Yeah, me neither!!! Randy Bullock: A placekicker for NFL’s Houston Texans, who apparently doesn’t know how to do his job… Sorry bro, [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • Do You Make These Exercise Mistakes? 4 Quick Fixes for Bad Form

    Lydia Di Francesco
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Gym time is precious so you want your exercises to be effective. As well, you want to make sure you are safely performing each exercise using proper form and technique. There are common mistakes people make when doing standard exercises. In the video below I demonstrate the mistakes and show you the proper way to do a squat, push up, lunge and row. Squats Incorrect Form: – knees caving in – leaning forward too much – butt to high up Correct Form: – feet outside hips, toes slightly turned out – knees track over 2nd and 3rd toes – butt down – fairly…
  • Homemade Low Sodium Chicken Bouillon Powder

    Lydia Di Francesco
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    No one likes bland food. That’s why herbs and spices and things like bouillon cubes exist. But, have you looked at the sodium content in bouillon powders?! Yikes! Just 1/2 a tablet (950 mg of sodium) accounts for 40% of your daily value (and that’s calculated on a 2000 calorie diet). Health Canada recommends a sodium intake of 1500 mg/day. But, you don’t have to sacrifice taste in exchange for low sodium. You can make your own chicken bouillon powder in just a few minutes. Ingredients: • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes • 2 Tbsp onion powder or dried minced onion • 2…
  • I Want You to Skip Your Workout

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    They aren’t just for elementary school kids; jump ropes are a powerful tool that can blast your body in a short amount of time. A bonus is that they are small, portable and inexpensive, so they’re easy to use at home or when travelling. They provide a great cardio workout you can do almost anywhere. Benefits of jumping rope include better cardio endurance, balance, agility and coordination. To check that your rope is the right size, hold the rope under one foot; the handles should just reach your armpits. When jumping, hold hands at 10 and 2 o’clock and at waist height.
  • The 4 Worst Things to Do After Overeating

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Yesterday I ate too much. The day started ok, with a typical breakfast and lunch. Mid-afternoon I was at a friend’s for a little gathering. I didn’t show up hungry but over the course of a few hours I nibbled on the chips, popcorn, hummus and crackers, bologna and fruit. I didn’t stuff my face all at once but I know I ate more than I needed to, in total. Then I came home and had some torilla chips with the (excellent) homemade salsa my husband made. Dinner was steak and veggies (a fairly typical supper). We normally have fruit as an evening snack, which I ate, and then the…
  • 10-Minute Easy Tuna Patties {Recipe}

    Lydia Di Francesco
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    Do you ever have that moment when you come home from work, you’re super hungry, and there’s nothing ready to eat? Of course you have! We all have experienced that. In those cases, one of my go-to defaults is a tuna salad (meaning a salad with tuna on it, not the typical mayo-heavy kind). However, it’s good to switch things up so I created this super easy tuna patty recipe. All you need are the ingredients and 1 Tablespoon. Ingredients: 1 can of tuna 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp parmasan cheese 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning (or whatever herbs/spices you want to…
 
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    Sara T, M.D.

  • Stories in Medicine

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in this world.” ~ Terry Pratchett Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Blog-Post-127.m4a   I consider myself to be “multipassionate”, a phrase Marie Forleo has cleverly used in her video Should You Combine Your Many Passions or Choose One?. As it turns out, many of the things I am most passionate about intersect and overlap. For instance, as you may know, I am passionate about stress management and burnout…
  • The Value of Advice – #TipsForNewDocs

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    “The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.” ~ Oscar Wilde Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-126.m4a   As you may know, I am a Twitter enthusiast and believe it is a powerful tool, not only for physicians, but for anyone else who wants to learn, share and engage online. Not too long ago, I discovered an active hashtag, #tipsfornewdocs, that a lot of medical tweeters post to. In case you haven’t jumped into Twitter yet, a hashtag…
  • Twitter Tips – A Physician Blogger’s Perspective

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    “When people come to Twitter and they want to express something in the world, the technology fades away. It’s them writing a simple message and them knowing that people are going to see it.” ~ Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter (from Brainy Quote) Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-125.m4a   Last week we discussed the power of Twitter. This week, as an extension of that, I wanted to discuss some Twitter tips I have learned along the way over the past 2 ½ years. As you can tell, I am…
  • The Power of Twitter – A Physician Blogger’s Perspective

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    “When we try to pick out any­thing by itself, we find it hitched to every­thing else in the Uni­verse.” ~ John Muir Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-124.m4a   When I first started my blog/website over 2 years ago, I remember that even the thought of social media sent waves of anxiety through me. Despite this and after taking a blogging course, I knew I had to have a social media presence, but admittedly, I still didn’t really understand social media. I had never been a personal…
  • Prevention Strategies to Improve Your Well-Being

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Listen to today’s post on the go or continue reading below … http://www.saratmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Blog-Post-123.m4a   This week I decided to discuss something I am infinitely passionate about as a physician – health prevention. When I started this journey toward wellness, personal development and blogging a few years ago, it was spurned from my interest in preventive medicine. From there, I became more interested in lifestyle medicine and exploring the concept of true wellness.
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    Skin Care Routine

  • Keep Your Skin Healthy And Fresh With These Skin Care Tips

    skincareadmin
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:59 am
    TIP! Lemon juice is a great way to purify and minimize your pores. Using a lemon juice application every few days will also help to tone your skin. Applying moisturizer daily is a simple yet effective way to promote healthy skin. These products infuse your skin with moisture, making it appear supple and radiant. Moisturizer is vital in the winter since that is the time the skin is more likely to get dried out. Also, you can look younger when using moisturizer. TIP! Exfoliating is important if there is dead skin on your face that won’t come off with normal washing. Using exfoliating…
  • Caring For Your Skin With Easy Tips

    skincareadmin
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Your skin makes a first impression. Your self image can be boosted or destroyed based on how the world sees you. Because of this, the below article provides excellent knowledge on how to achieve the best looking skin possible. Unscented lotions are very beneficial as they do not contain harmful ingredients. One common but harmful ingredient is alcohol, which has been known to dry skin. Always read the ingredients on skin care products before your purchase them. Never purchase a product that lists alcohol as an ingredient. Do not ever put on socks or gloves that are wet or damp. Wet socks or…
  • Get Help With These Tips For Skin Care

    skincareadmin
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:11 am
    Your skin is the largest organ of you body, and it reflects your health as well as your beauty. Read this article to learn new ways to take care of your skin and to understand your skins needs better care. By knowing proper skin care techniques, you can maintain a youthful appearance. TIP! Exfoliating your skin can help it look healthy and glowing. When you exfoliate your skin, you’re taking away the skin cells that are dead on the surface of your skin, making room for new skin cells to form. If you want to clear up your acne and have excellent skin, you should spend some time outside…
  • Create A Skincare Regimen That Works With These Tips

    skincareadmin
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:58 am
    Your skin is the first impression people get of you. It can make you confident or cowardly. Now that you know this, we have gathered here some excellent advice that will show you how to maintain a healthy and vibrant appearance to your skin. A natural-bristle brush is a wonderful way to exfoliate all the rough patches of skin on your body. Doing this will eliminate old skin cells, which will decrease pimple inflammation and improve the youthfulness of your skin. Brushing your skin helps slough away toxins and improves the quality and clarity of your facial skin. Lowering your stress level…
  • Take Care Of Your Skin Follow These Tips

    skincareadmin
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    If you have correct information, you can get healthy skin. Good skin care is the start of having beautiful skin. You will need to create a good skin care regimen and use it daily. This article contains a number of great skin care tips. TIP! Make sure that your stress is at a minimum in order to promote healthy skin. Stress can make the skin more sensitive. If you want to treat bad skin, lemon juice can help you. Use it once a week to improve larger pores or excess oil. TIP! Watercress can reduce facial pore size and stamp out puffy skin and inflammation. You can eat watercress as part of your…
 
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    Weight Loss Tips

  • The Benefits That Lies Within A Lap Band Surgery

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    By Olive Pate A healthy lifestyle is what almost everybody wants. Somehow they would find ways just to make their selves a lot healthier. Moreover, people look for effective yet instant options to get the body that they want. Many of them prefer to have a medical operation. In less than a day they can achieve the body that they are longing for. A lot of individuals prefer a surgery if they need to change in a faster pace. Most of them turn their option into a lap band surgery NJ, a place where you can find the best and accommodating hospitals that will give you an excellent service. Its…
  • Discover How A Laguna Hills CA Chiropractor Helps Alleviate Mid Back Pain Naturally

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    By Carla Bergoba More and more people have turned to drug free and noninvasive alternative to traditional medicine. There are a number of all natural therapies that can improve mobility by reducing painful symptoms of back injury. With the help of a Laguna Hills Chiropractic care provider, you can find relief through a holistic approach to back pain. The chiropractor is able to recommend different methods of therapy that will restore the spine to proper alignment. Once the spine is realigned the patient will enjoy enhanced function and optimum health and wellness. This alternative to…
  • Becoming Greater Gastric Sleeve Surgeons

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    By Olive Pate Being better as a professional is a process that you will have to take one step of time. Never be in a rush. Improvement can never be yours in an instant. It is a long and winding road that will require so much of your attention that you shall learn to balance your set of priorities in life as of the moment. To begin with, put down your communication level to a low level. As gastric sleeve surgeons in New York, you are living in different world. However, it is your job to explain to your patients that they have something serious in their digestive tract and only simple words…
  • Some Facts On Gastric Banding Surgery Nj Residents May Wish To Know About

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    By Olive Pate There are several options that can be considered for weight loss in Englewood, nj. Some are fairly simple and rely primarily on the effort of the affected individual while others are more complex requiring the assistance of a specialist. The commonly used methods all over the world are physical exercise and dietary modifications. Surgical procedures are usually considered when these conservative modalities fail to yield results. There are a number of important things on gastric banding surgery nj residents should know if they intend to undergo this procedure. This operation is a…
  • Things To Consider About Weight Loss Surgery

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    By Olive Pate You have always had issues with the way you are sized. For some reason, no matter what you do, you can never see to bring those pounds that you have packed down, you know that there are now a lot of ways that you can address these concerns. So, you are more than ready to explore the choices and what possibilities are present for you. Here are some of the things that you can do. You know that undergoing an operation to correct the problem should be viewed as a last resort. There are a lot of people that have shared their success store is concerning weight loss surgery nj. The…
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    What's Nick Eating

  • Get ripped drinking milk. And not drinking milk.

    Nick
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Confused? I was reading Men’s Fitness magazine (only because I got it free at GNC) and I came across an article titled “Fit in ’15: Fifteen awesome new scientifically based fitness hacks, tricks, and tactics (plus some good old-fashioned motivation) for getting ripped this summer.” I cringed when I read number 13: “Drink milk-it does the body (in motion) good.” I hate milk and all the slimy mucous crap it produces in my throat. I think we should all quit dairy. But that it not what frustrated me most about the magazine. Forty-eight pages later, I came…
  • What You Didn’t Know About Nutrients in Almond Milk

    Nick
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    If drinking milk is stupid, which it is, then what are you supposed to drench your cereal in? Many people, including me, are turning to almond milk. Understanding how healthy almonds are, we would assume there are at least similar nutrients in almond milk, right? Almonds are a good source of fiber, magnesium, iron, protein and calcium. One ounce of almonds (about 23 of them) contains six grams of protein and seven percent your daily recommended calcium (about 70mg). If you assume that one cup of your almond milk contains a 1/2 cup of almonds, that should mean the nutrients in your almond…
  • How to Not Eat Meat at a Barbecue (and get along with meat eaters)

    Nick
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    The fourth of July is right around the corner and grills all across America will be riddled with hotdogs, hamburgers and chicken. In fact, it is estimated that we have been stockpiling 700 million pounds of chicken and 190 million pounds of beef for this glorious weekend. You might not want anything to do with all that meat. Here’s how to not eat meat this fourth of July while making sure you get along with all the meat eaters: 1. Eat something before you go to a barbecue. Unless your host has provided you with a detailed menu, the sad fact is that there may not be many meatless…
  • GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein Review

    Nick
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    I was not asked nor compensated in any way to write this GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein review. My intent is solely to help you make a more informed decision. GNC Puredge Complete Vegan Protein is marketed as “vegan, gluten free, GMO free, soy free and dairy free”… duh, it’s vegan. While a somewhat redundant description, it met the criteria I was looking for. If you are after protein, a serving of this (two scoops or 45 grams) will give you 20 grams of plant-based protein. Like hungry muscles after a killer workout, let’s break down these nutrients so we can understand it more.
  • Foods for Tendon Repair

    Nick
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A nasty case of posterior tibial tendonitis forced me to look at food through yet another lens. I asked myself, “self, what are good foods for tendon repair and health?” Keep reading to find out the answer and together we can build strong tendons! To feed the tendon, we must first understand the tendon. Tendons connect our bones to our muscles. Tendons are tough bands of fibrous tissue made from collagen. Remember collagen, because that will come up later. Unlike their pals, the muscles, tendons do not grow or heal quickly so it is important to keep them healthy. If you do injure…
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    Silk Road Explore

  • Rafting: Chon-Kemin and Chu rivers, class 2-4

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
      Rafting on a second day will continue on the Chu River starting from Issyk-Kul Valley and then going into Boom Canyon. Here, among the rough rapids and huge rocks, even the craziest adventurer will get a maximum doze of adrenaline. River difficulty is Class IV +.
  • Rafting: Chu River (in Boom Canyon), class 5

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:14 pm
  • Rafting: Chu River (Issyk-Kul valley and Boom canyon), class 2-4

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
      Tour program: 8:00 – 10:30  Transfer to the River (not included in the cost of tour). 11:00 – 13:00 Rafting. 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (not included in the cost of tour). 14:00 – 15:30 Rafting. 16:00 – 18:30 Transfer to Bishkek (not included in the cost of tour).
  • Rafting: Chu River (in the Issyk-Kul Valley), class 2

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
      Under supervision of an experienced guide, one can easily obtain basic rowing and vessel handling techniques. While rafting you can get excellent suntan, swim in the quiet spots. Rafting down the river surrounded by gorgeous mountains is a sort of experience that nobody can be indifferent. At the end of the tour, there is a nice one-hour walk among Aeolian canyons. It is possible to take magnificent pictures with red rocks and cliffs on background. A short rest or a lunch break will be arranged at a picturesque place according to your desire. This program is intended for healthy…
  • Issyk-Kul – a Miracle of Tien-Shan

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    TOUR PROGRAM 1 Day 1: Manas Airport - Bishkek ItineraryMeeting at Manas Airport. Accommodation at the hotel. A sightseeing tour of Bishkek. A visit to oriental bazaar where you can buy some souvenirs. MealsB L D AccomodationHotel 2 Day 2: Bishkek - Chunkurchak ItineraryWe start the day by heading to the picturesque Chunkurchak Gorge situated 30 km away to the south of Bishkek. Wild thyme and mint grow on the banks of the river, and rocks surrounding the valley give you the feeling that there is no man has gone before. In the gorge you’ll see one of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls…
 
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    Azura Memory Care

  • Welcome Our Newest Azura Memory Care Home

    Brianne Markin
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    At Azura Memory Care we are fully committed to our motto of Transforming the Culture of Care.  Our motto and our 5 Core Values drive everything we do.  So it is in this spirit that we are proud to announce the Grand Opening of our new state of the art home in Kenosha. Built on […] The post Welcome Our Newest Azura Memory Care Home appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Azura Celebrates 5 Years

    Brianne Markin
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    Throughout July and August our Azura homes will be celebrating five years of transforming the culture of care. So far several of our homes have held parties for our residents, their families and our team members. We kicked off our party schedule at Azura Memory Care of Stoughton, where residents and family members were treated to.... The post Azura Celebrates 5 Years appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Exceptional Groundbreaking for Azura’s Oconomowoc Home!

    Azura Memory
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:54 pm
    On Thursday, July 23rd Azura Memory Care will officially break ground on its new 44-unit memory care home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  Every aspect of this state-of-the-art home is geared to support and engage those within, while transforming the culture of care for all in the community.  The groundbreaking will take place from 4:00 pm – […] The post Exceptional Groundbreaking for Azura’s Oconomowoc Home! appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Azura Receives Training Excellence Award

    Brianne Markin
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:31 pm
    At Azura Memory Care we provide ourselves in the specialized care we offer to those with memory loss. In fact, we are one of the few providers whose only focus is to serve those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This focus allows us to gear our training and our approach solely to those most in […] The post Azura Receives Training Excellence Award appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
  • Creating Beautiful Memories in Kenosha

    Brianne Markin
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    Residents of Azura Memory Care in Kenosha have been busy creating beautiful works of art to adorn the walls of their home. First team members took masking tape and applied a variety of intricate designs and shapes on the canvases based on the resident's suggestions. Each resident was then given their canvas and were encouraged to paint and create whatever they wished. The post Creating Beautiful Memories in Kenosha appeared first on Azura Memory Care.
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    The Natural Ways Of Life

  • 30 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    I have reached 30 weeks! The final countdown!Is this real life? In just a short 10 weeks we will meet our baby girl.I feel so unprepared, yet I just want her here now. We still have a lot to do and things we need to get. Lately I've been making lists because I can't keep track of everything. I know I'm reaching a point of feeling so indecisive about everything. Like our baby registry, one moment I feel like we have enough, then the next I feel the need to add more. Funny thing, I got a call from my doctors on Friday, well when I saw their number my heart started racing because…
  • 29 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    29 weeks this week!Baby is the size of an acorn squash and weighs anywhere from 2.5 pounds to 3.8 pounds. And starting to fill out, I can't wait to squeeze those little cheeks!This is my last week in my 20s! Time defiantly has gone by fast, I feel like I was just at the halfway mark. I can defiantly tell that I've hit my third trimester. I'm getting pretty uncomfortable and have had a lot of cramping. I've been checked and the doctors have ran tests. Everything is normal and they just want me to not overdue it. And stop whatever I'm doing when I feel bad. How far along? 29…
  • 28 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    28 Weeks this week!Baby girl is the size of a large eggplant. This week I went for my glucose test...it actually wasn't bad at all! I liked the flavor surprisingly. Now just praying for good results. How far along? 28 WeeksTotal weight gain: +18 lbs...that number is a little shocking to me, but I'm finally at a healthy weight which is good. Maternity clothes? I prefer maternity shirts over regular. They just flatter my bump better. Occasionally I'll wear my pair of maternity jeans. But I still will wear regular bottoms. Stretch marks? Not yet! Fingers…
  • 2nd Trimester Must Haves

    Jael Cheek
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Since my second trimester is over, I decided to come up with a small list of the things I used most. These are my essentials, and may be different than someone else's. But I feel that it could be helpful if you're entering your second trimester. So here's a few must haves to help you through your second trimester. 1. Palmer's Cocoa Butter for itchy skin- In the second trimester your belly starts to grow, which can cause it to become really itchy. I found this oil and it has been nothing short of amazing! I use it in the morning and at night. But I've been using it more…
  • 27 Weeks

    Jael Cheek
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    27 weeks! And I've reached my third and last trimester! Where in the world has time gone? The first trimester defiantly lasted longer than the second, so I'm hoping the third flies by. Can't wait to meet our little girl!Baby is the size of a head of cauliflower and weighs about 1 and half pounds give or take. By now she is opening her eyes and can sense light...so another question, will her eyes be brown like her daddy's or hazel green like mine?! Time will tell! How far along are you? 27 weeksCravingsDefiantly prefer sandwiches in wraps for some reason. And ice cream. Caleb and I…
 
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    Glutathione Pro

  • Healing Bone Fractures with Cannabis

    GlutathionePRO
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    With all the new cannabis legislation news, the medical spotlight has been fixated on the health benefits cannabis has to offer. There are many well-known benefits of cannabis, as a sleep aid, for increased appetite and pain relief. A recently published study shows that an extract of the cannabis plant called cannabidiol (CBD) may be […] Healing Bone Fractures with Cannabis
  • Many Children with ADHD are Given Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs

    GlutathionePRO
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Most people wouldn’t dream of giving their child an antipsychotic drug if they didn’t absolutely need it. But a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Psychiatry shows children are being prescribed antipsychotic drugs for ADHD. Overlooking Safer Treatment Options for ADHD Co-author of the study, Michael Schoenbaum says that […] Many Children with ADHD are Given Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs
  • Naturally Protecting Yourself from the MERS Virus

    GlutathionePRO
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    The MERS Virus first appeared in the Arabian Peninsula in 2012, thought to have originated in camels before jumping to humans. While there have been very few cases of the MERS virus in the United States, it is becoming a serious problem in the middle east and most recently in South Korea [1]. What Is […] Naturally Protecting Yourself from the MERS Virus
  • Understanding Glutathione and Chemotherapy

    GlutathionePRO
    7 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Before we discuss the relationship between Glutathione and Chemotherapy it is important to understand what exactly chemotherapy is. Understanding Chemotherapy Standard or Traditional Chemotherapy (cytotoxic) is the use of drug treatments for cancer that destroy cancerous cells by preventing them from growing and dividing. When most people think of chemotherapy, they think of the use […] Understanding Glutathione and Chemotherapy
  • Spicy Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe

    GlutathionePRO
    6 Jun 2015 | 4:27 pm
    This super healthy variation on an old classic is sure to be an instant hit at your next dinner party or casual get-together. Deviled eggs are a fan favorite and are relatively simple to make, the hard part is keeping them on the plate. By adding in a simple guacamole mix, you will take the […] Spicy Guacamole Deviled Eggs Recipe
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    CareGiving.com

  • Respite, Long Overdue

    Sharon
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:18 pm
    So last week, I took off on Tuesday morning to meet my friend in the wine country of North Carolina, the Yadkin Valley, and specifically, Elkin, N.C. This is my first alone respite in four years of caregiving. I have ... Read more...
  • A Twofer

    Sharon
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:01 am
    So, I did not have time last week to post before going on my respite trip (more on that in another post) so I am combining Weeks 4 and 5 of Powerful Tools for Caregivers into this post. Week 4 ... Read more...
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    Denise
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:40 am
    In the past, I often wondered when I heard someone lament over lost time when their carees died in the 90s. I would think, “You’ve been given so much. How can you want more?” I find myself doing this now. ... Read more...
  • From Sixty To Ninety, Overnight

    Sally
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    My dad had celebrated his 80th birthday in February of that year. Prior to that time, he was an extremely young seventy-nine years old. He moved to Florida about 20 years before because the cold weather in Central New York ... Read more...
  • My Night (and Day) at the Hospital

    Denise
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    As many of you know, I work other jobs to keep CareGiving.com up and running; I babysit two children (a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy) on a part-time basis. I began my day last Wednesday at 5:15 a.m. as ... Read more...
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    Health News, Nutrition and Medicine by TheMedCircle

  • The Benefits of Lowering Blood Pressure

    H. L. Daneschvar, MD, FACP
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    High blood pressure is one of the most common chronic diseases in our society. The number of patients diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension is increasing.According the statistics about 70 million Americans (29% of the U.S population) and 40% of global population have high blood pressure.Do you have hypertension?In my practice I meet a lot of people who are not aware of their blood pressure status and they don’t know why lowering blood pressure is important.Many know that high blood pressure is bad but unaware of the benefits of lowering their blood pressure.I strongly believe…
  • Link between Day of Birth and Health

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Interesting and unusual findings were recently published by a group of researchers from Columbia University. Using high-throughput computational methods, the scientists analyzed the health records of 1.7 million patients from New York trying to find any connections between their date of birth and the risk of developing various health conditions later in life.They scanned the data for 1688 health conditions covering the period between 1985 and 2013. For  55 diseases, the researchers found a correlation between the month of birth and the risk of developing the disease.The data confirmed some…
  • Becoming Overweight Early in Life Increases the Risk of Colon Cancer

    W. Wlassoff, PhD
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:43 am
     It has been proven that being obese increases the chances of getting various health problems, ranging from cardiovascular conditions to cancer.Thanks to the research into obesity-associated problems over several decades and a large statistical data base being developed, some interesting and unexpected findings have started to emerge.It appears, for instance, that the risk of colorectal cancer is particularly high among those people who became overweight in adolescence.Swedish researchers followed almost 240,000 men for 35 years. The participants in the study were between the ages of 16…
 
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    HAIR FALL REMEDIES

  • Top and Best Vitamins for Hair Loss

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    Many men and women want to know how to find the best vitamins for hair loss. Hair loss or baldness can be a common problem for many people. There are many causes of this problem, such as medication, age, imbalanced hormone, and many other factors. You may want to treat your hair loss properly. When you visit your doctors, they may recommend you to take some hair growth medications that can be useful for treating your hair loss. However, these medications may bring some negative side effects on your body. In this article, you can read several recommended vitamins for your hair growth. Several…
  • Effective and Unique Healthy Hair Tips

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    It is very important for most people to learn about some recommended healthy hair tips. Many people want to have healthy hair in their life. This is reasonable because healthy hair can improve your overall beauty and appearance. However, not all people understand how to get their healthy hair effectively. In this article, you can read several useful hair growth tips for all of you. These tips are very helpful for people who want to grow their hair quickly. It is recommended that you read this post to learn more about how you can get your healthy hair easily. You can simply follow all tips…
  • Get the Best Hair Loss Treatment Here

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    When you click this post, you may want to find the best hair loss treatment for yourself. You do not have to worry about your hair loss problem. This situation is very common in almost all men and women. People usually lose their hair because of many different reasons, such as allergic reaction, medication, stress, hormone imbalance, or many other factors. If you want to solve your baldness or hair loss problem, you should keep reading this blog post. You can find a lot of useful tips for hair loss. These simple tips are safe for all people who want to grow their hair quickly. Best Hair Loss…
  • Top Natural Home Remedies for Hair Loss

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    People always want to find the best natural home remedies for hair loss. Most people believe that natural remedies are good for their hair and overall health. There are several natural products that are available on the market. These products are good because they have some active ingredients that are required by your hair to grow well. You can frequently visit this website to learn more about new hair growth tips regularly. There are many recommended products that you can choose for growing your hair. In this post, you are able to find the best home remedies for your hair loss. Several…
  • Great Facts About Ayurvedic Hair Care

    HFRADMIN
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    It is very important to learn about Ayurvedic hair care system. This technique is very popular in India. There are many people using this technique for improving their hair health effectively. Many experts believe that this system is proven to be very effective to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss problems. This hair care system is also very popular because it is claimed as natural technique. It means that you do not have to use any dangerous chemical substances when using this technique for your hair health. Keep reading this article to learn more about this hair care system. Three…
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    Spiritfoods

  • A Guide to the Healthiest Cooking Oils

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:56 am
    The average consumer today is spoiled for choice when it comes to cooking oils. Most stores (including health food stores) in the West tend to be packed with oils of various colors, tastes, and origins, and it can be difficult to distinguish the healthy ones from the unhealthy ones. The most important factor to bear […]
  • Chlorophyll: A Powerful Blood Builder and Chelating Agent

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:27 am
    Chlorophyll is the green pigment in plants responsible for absorbing the light necessary for photosynthesis. It is often considered to be the “blood” of plants, since it comprises the basic physiology of the plant and is required for their basic metabolic functions, such as growth and respiration. While most land plants contain chlorophyll to some […]
  • Three Effective Natural Remedies for Intestinal Parasites

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:28 am
    Many people tend to assume that intestinal parasites are a Third World problem, but the truth is that they also affect millions of people in the Western world. In fact, intestinal parasites have risen to epidemic levels in the United States, with an estimated 50 percent of Americans believed to suffer from parasitic organisms in […]
  • Low Carb Diets Can Boost Weight Loss and Improve Cardiovascular Health

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Low carb diets, including the ketogenic diet, have been controversial for decades. The belief that fats are bad while carbohydrates are good, which has its origins in scientifically questionable studies from the 1950s, still assumes a strong hold over public consciousness. However, the tides are gradually turning, and more researchers are beginning to question the […]
  • Three Major Steps We Can Take to Stabilize Our Estrogen Levels

    Michael Ravensthorpe
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Estrogen is the name given to an important group of compounds that affect the growth and function of tissues throughout the body, including the tissues responsible for reproduction. It plays a significant role in maintaining cardiovascular function, helps keep our bones healthy, and has a strong influence over our mood and behavior. In other words, […]
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    Station Health

  • Take charge of your Life – Hypnotherapy Can Help You Reduce Anxiety

    Sebastian Kessler
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Our everyday life is filled with situations we don’t know how to cope with and stay untouched emotionally and mentally. Whether it’s a situation from work, something at home, or an obstacle in our relationships, it seems like stress has become an inevitable part of people’s life. The problem is that stress is actually very dangerous for our overall health. It’s the main reason for anxiety, a condition that furthermore causes other problems with severe consequences. Past fears, fear of something repeating itself, fear in general is the main trigger for stress. As such,…
  • The Best Workout for Your Zodiac Sign

    Sebastian Kessler
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Wondering why you’re not getting the desired results you were hoping for at the gym? If you believe in astrology and horoscopes, then you’ll believe that astrology plays a huge role when it comes to your gym habits. There is a routine that matches every personality. When a zodiac sign rules certain parts of the body, you want to avoid activities that could potentially harm that body parts. Read on to find out which is the best workout for your zodiac sign! Aries Working out comes naturally to Aries, since it boosts their mood and reduces stress. Aries people are ambitious and…
  • How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

    Sebastian Kessler
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Many of us have been there before: You’ve had a few drinks, and now you’re wondering when you’ll be completely sober again. Read on to find out how long does alcohol stay in your system and what can you do to speed up the process. The answer to this question depends on how much alcohol you’ve had to drink – the larger the number of the drinks, the higher your blood alcohol content and the longer it takes to clean out your system. Once the alcohol is consumed it will slowly enter into your system and remain in the blood until the body itself expels it. Even though…
  • Why Is Regular Teeth Care So Important?

    Sebastian Kessler
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    source: dentalonflinders.com.au When celebrities smile in front of a camera, they almost blind you with their shiny, white, perfectly ordered teeth. I often wonder, are their teeth actually theirs, or the work of a very expensive dentist? Or maybe, a very precise, effective care and religious respect to the dentist’s appointment? While most of us see the visit to the dentist as torture and try to avoid it by all means possible, those that are right on time for cleaning and checking, smile with a blinding effect. Teeth are important for various reasons, one of which is the fact that oral…
  • Beyond the Mimosa: Sparkling Wine Cocktail To Wake Up Your Brunch

    Sebastian Kessler
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:50 am
    From puckering Champagne Mojitos to refreshing, herb-infused Campari-Fennel Aperitifs, there is no denying that a sparkling wine cocktail makes the perfect match to celebrate every occasion. The truth is, you do not need a special occasion to celebrate life and enjoy in the heavenly flavours of your favourite sparkling wine cocktail. Thus, sparkling wine cocktails go amazingly well when taken before, during and after ‘brunch o’clock’. If you have not known that yet, you should definitely try it. It is guaranteed that you will be looking forward to the next time, which I…
 
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    LipoAdvisor.com

  • The ABCs of Plastic Surgery Board Certification

    Emmy Owens
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:52 am
    by Beauty Blogger Emmy Owens When someone first begins considering plastic surgery, familiar words are combined in unfamiliar ways to take on a new meaning, such as saline implants, brow lift, and injectable fillers. Another important example: board certified. A board-certified surgeon has undergone certain requirements for a group associated with the American Board of […]
  • Study shows law of supply and demand doesn’t work in Plastic Surgery

    LipoAdvisor.com
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    A study recently published in the official publication of ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), Aesthetic Surgery Journal revealed a really interesting finding. It seems that the cost of a cosmetic surgery is not related to the financial law of Supply and demand. Instead there is a multitude of other factors that influence pricing such […]
  • Hand Lifts: The New Plastic Surgery Trend

    LipoAdvisor.com
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:29 am
    In the long list of the various plastifc surgery trends is now added a new one: Hand Lifts.. after jaw makeovers, eyebrow transplants, buttock augmentation, now a new anti-aging craze is rising! Who are the target of this procedure? Moms and older brides because the photos of their hands with the rings will remain forever […]
  • 5 Unexpected Benefits of Breast Enhancement

    LipoAdvisor.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    by Beauty Blogger Emmy Owens While there is the obvious upside of getting bigger boobs, there are some other lesser-known advantages. From the practical to the life-saving, here are 5 reasons breast augmentation may be an awesome choice. 1. Less Fat Elsewhere Have you ever wished that you could take fat from places you don’t […]
  • One Runner’s Decision to Get Breast Implants

    Emmy Owens
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:46 am
    by Beauty Blogger Emmy Owens I am a female athlete. More specifically, I run. A lot. I have done plenty of half marathons and marathons as well as dabbling in some trail races. During my honeymoon, I even did a marathon with my new husband supporting me from the sidelines. So, yes, I am a […]
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    Barefoot Beginnings: A Mindfulness Blog

  • 8 Ways to Instantly Supercharge Your Life

    Tina Williamson
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Do you want to surf a wave, learn a language or write a book?  It’s never too late to become the person you’ve always dreamed you could be. The reality is you can be anyone or anything you desire.  You already have the tools you just need to dust off the toolbox and get to […] The post 8 Ways to Instantly Supercharge Your Life appeared first on Barefoot Beginnings: A Mindfulness Blog.
  • 3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!)

    Tina Williamson
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    I believe that you don’t need to be a traditional Buddhist to follow their  uplifting moral guidelines, anymore than you need to be a devout Catholic to practice the ten commandments.  This article below from Mind Body Green sums up perfectly, three Buddhist beliefs that will enhance your perspective. Original article via Mind Body Green by Megan Jayne […] The post 3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!) appeared first on Barefoot Beginnings: A Mindfulness Blog.
  • Five Masks We Wear and Why We Should Take Them Off

    Tina Williamson
    20 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    Imagine, for just a moment, a world where no one cared what car you drove, what designer handbag you carried, or what job you worked at. Can you sense the freedom? But this isn’t reality, because we do care.  And because we care we’ve developed habitual masks to please and impress others. We all wear […] The post Five Masks We Wear and Why We Should Take Them Off appeared first on Barefoot Beginnings: A Mindfulness Blog.
  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Things Go Wrong

    Tina Williamson
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    “We must embrace pain and burn it as