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  • What Is Glutathione and How Is It Good For Your Health?

    Healthy News 24
    Pamela Stoesz
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    What is Glutathione? Glutathione is an antioxidant commonly found in animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria that help neutralize free radicals and prevent cellular damage that is one of the most prominent causes of aging, cancer, liver diseases, stroke, seizure and a number of other diseases (1, 2).  It also provides the chemicals needed for the body to properly utilize other important antioxidants e.g. Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Alpha-lipoic acid.  Our bodies naturally produce glutathione (produced by liver) (3).  But unfortunately, production is often disrupted due to factors such as poor…
  • Newest eating disorder: obsessive, extreme healthy eating

    Health - CBSNews.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Doctors have encouraged healthy eating, but now some are concerned that some people are taking it too far. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins CBSN to explain how the newest eating disorder is orthorexia, where people take healthy eating to an unhealthy extreme.
  • What was missing in many stories about sugary drinks & girls’ 1st periods

    HealthNewsReview.org
    Gary Schwitzer
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    A study published in the journal Human Reproduction found that “more frequent sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption was associated with earlier menarche (age at first menstrual cycle) in a population of US girls.” The data came from questionnaires filled out by 9 to 14 year old girls.  A built-in limitation of this kind of research is the possible misreporting or underreporting of beverage intake. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, and publisher of the Weighty Matters blog, wrote me: “I find it rather staggering that…
  • 5K Runner: A Couch to 5K App That Actually Works

    Starling Fitness
    Laura Moncur
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Don’t get me started talking about Couch to 5K apps. I will rage and spew hatred for all the crappy apps out there. It will be an hour-long rant about how the MOST important thing about a Couch to 5K app are the audio cues. So, if you want to learn to start running and want an app to help you with that process, DO NOT SEARCH FOR COUCH TO 5K ON THE APP STORE!!! You will find SO many apps and they are ALL garbage. All of them, except 5K Runner. 5K Runner: 0 to 5K run training on iTunes With a Couch to 5K program, you learn to run by doing intervals. There are times when you run and times…
  • Regular exercise benefits colorectal cancer patients

    Digestive Health SmartBrief
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    Dutch colorectal cancer patients who got at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week had higher physical,  -More- 
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  • J&J Consumer's Five Level Safety Assurance Process

    14 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    J&J Consumer's Five Level Safety Assurance Process At the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, each product formulation must pass our five-level safety assurance process. We continually re-evaluate... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 48 1 ratings Time: 02:18 More in Education
  • J&J/Bavarian Nordic Ebola Vaccine R&D B-Roll

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    J&J/Bavarian Nordic Ebola Vaccine R&D B-Roll This video includes b-roll of research & development at Crucell Holland B.V., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Bavarian... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 450 3 ratings Time: 02:46 More in Education
  • The Roots Behind "Finding Your Roots"

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The Roots Behind "Finding Your Roots" Recently, Johnson & Johnson hosted Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at our corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. Professor Gates is... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 864 6 ratings Time: 06:21 More in Education
  • Our Commitment to the U.N. MDGs

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Our Commitment to the U.N. MDGs Sharon D'Agostino, Johnson & Johnson Vice President of Corporate Citizenship, discusses our commitment to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. J&... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 359 2 ratings Time: 02:16 More in Education
  • Following Through on Our Commitment to Haiti

    30 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Following Through on Our Commitment to Haiti In honor of World AIDS Day 2014, Dr. Perry Mohammed, Medical Director of Janssen Global Public Health, wrote about a return trip he made to Haiti in November... From: Johnson & Johnson Views: 290 2 ratings Time: 00:46 More in Education
 
 
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  • Well: True Grits

    By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Most life-changing food experiences involve exotic or high-end foods like truffles. But my latest life-changing food experience involved humble grits and polenta – cornmeal mush.
  • Obama Unveils Research Initiative to Develop Tailored Medical Treatments

    By ROBERT PEAR
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Plans include collecting genetic data on one million Americans so that scientists can suit drugs and treatments to patients’ specific traits, officials said.
  • To Allay Fears, N.F.L. Huddles With Mothers

    By KEN BELSON
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    Through a nonprofit group, USA Football, the N.F.L. has tried to reassure mothers, many of whom decide which sports their children play, that football can be played safely.
  • Well: Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?

    By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Some nutrition scientists are concerned that with the profusion of fortified foods, beverages and supplements, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.
  • Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon

    By KAREN WEINTRAUB
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Three-dimensional printing allows surgeons to foresee issues, not stumble into them.
 
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  • Is Christianity Doomed in the Middle East?

    Gerard Russell
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    The stark cliffs of the Zagros Mountains on the Iran-Iraq border, and the dusty hills and plains that lie between those mountains and the city of Mosul, might seem an unlikely location for paradise. Yet Christians living here in past centuries believed that a local river called the Great Zab had on
  • The Best Thing About Obama's Plan for 'Precision Medicine' Is That It's Old-Fashioned

    Naomi Shavin
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Today the Obama Administration announced a $215 million “precision medicine” initiative. It has a handful of objectives based on an underlying goal: to facilitate the pooling of health data in order to better tailor treatments to individual patients. In the administration’s
  • Does Domestic Violence Really Increase on Super Bowl Sunday?

    Alice Robb
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    In the 1990s, reporters began circulating a chilling statistic: Super Bowl Sunday was the most dangerous day of the year for women in abusive relationships. Riled up watching the violence onscreen and often under the influence of alcohol, male football fans were said to unleash their aggression on t
  • A Texas Law Would Let Teachers Shoot Students Who "Threaten" School Property. Guess Which Students Would Suffer Most?

    Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Proposed legislation in Texas would allow teachers to use force, including deadly force, against students threatening the lives of others. If that unsettles you, consider the bill’s next provision: Teachers could also use deadly force to stop students from threatening school property. The bill, ni
  • The Invisible Josh Gordon

    Jamil Smith
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The late Ralph Ellison is still teaching us today, often through imperfect vessels. The opening passage of his classic novel, Invisible Man, echoes for me as a mantra of African American life: "I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."Whether through outright proh
 
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    Digg: sex Stories

  • The 'Ted 2' Trailer Is Out

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    "Doesn't the bear have sex , or something?" Our coworker asks. Yes, the bear has sex . Hijinks ensue.
  • Deeply Conservative Oklahoma Adjusts To Sudden Arrival Of Same- Sex Marriage

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    7, the day after same- sex marriage became legal in Oklahoma, but decided that they were not satisfied with a two-minute ceremony that felt like checking something off a list.
  • Searching For Sex

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Call it everything you always wanted to know about sex , but didn’t have the data to ask.
  • Here's The Most Dangerous Sex Position, According To Scientists

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Danger is sex y. So is switching up your coital positions and keeping it fresh. It would stand to reason that if science tells you that one position is the most dangerous of all then everyone will want to do it — but beware! The consequences aren’t pretty.
  • Bizarre And Horrifying Sex Patents

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Depending on who you talk to, the future of sex may be teledildonics. Or virtual reality. Or painfully hot fleshlights. But the one thing almost everyone can agree upon? The future of sex is not a pump-action dildo you strap to your chin. Nor is it any of these other bizarre, terrifying, and wonderfully weird sex -improving patent hopefuls.
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • SumoMe Now Works With FeedBlitz

    Heather Solos
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Some of you have been asking what’s a good list building plugin or tool. I’m happy to announce that SumoMe now works with your FeedBlitz account. Why is this exciting? The SumoMe WordPress Plugin has three list building tools: Smart Bar Scroll Box List Builder (popup). Each of these tools is available from the Sumo Store which you will find after the plugin has been installed on your site. Here is a brief screencast that demonstrates how to add SumoMe to your WordPress site, where to find your FeedBlitz API key, and how to add that to SumoMe to get started growing your list.
  • On Resilience … Or, Welcome Back, Amanda

    Phil Hollows
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    One of the joys of being in a small, tightly knit company like FeedBlitz is that, as colleagues, we grow close to each other.  We share our triumphs and joys; and we circle the wagons when the going gets tough. In reality, on balance, 2014 was more tough than not for the FeedBlitz crew. Of course, like any community, we don’t often share the hard times publicly.  We struggle, we manage, we support each other, and with luck nobody on the outside notices. Nothing unusual, really, in that. There are, however, some things — even the tougher ones — that are very much worth…
  • Managing Images in Your Newsletter Template Just Got Easier

    Heather Solos
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    FeedBlitz gives all publishers the ability to control every aspect of newsletter design. The Easy Editor allows FeedBlitz publishers to control their logo, fonts and colors, whether or not to include a table of contents, and a simple utility bar that provides subscribers with an easy forward option, a convenient contact link etc. The FeedBlitz Easy Editor is mobile responsive by default, there’s no fiddling or testing, it simply works. Publishers who want even more fine-tuned control of their newsletter can do so in the Advanced Template Editor (ATE). The ATE allows full source control…
  • Malware Warnings

    Phil Hollows
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Update Looks like the reviews have completed and things are back to normal. Some systems will cache the earlier results, and the updates may take a while to roll out. If you’re still seeing warnings, please try Ctrl+F5 to refresh your browser’s local cache. Original Post If you’re seeing a “malware warning” when clicking through to FeedBlitz this morning, yikes, that can be scary. For the record, rest assured, we are safe; we have a review pending with Google this morning. Meanwhile it IS safe to click through, FeedBlitz itself hasn’t been damaged and…
  • .@Wistia videos now supported in FeedBlitz emails

    Phil Hollows
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Video in email is a pain. Unless you’re an HTML5 guru and only want your emails working on iOS devices, video just plain doesn’t work in email. FeedBlitz has long supported video providers such as YouTube and Vimeo and more, by automatically converting videos from these systems into thumbnails that work great in email. Today, we’ve added up-and-comer Wistia to the list of supported video services. So if you are on the FeedBlitz web site, what you see next is a Wistia corporate video in their video player. If you get this via email, however, you’ll see a thumbnail…
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    Health News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • U.S. congressman from Mississippi has inoperable brain tumor: spokesman

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last year, has been told by doctors he has a new tumor and it is inoperable, a spokesman for the Republican congressman said on Friday. Nunnelee, who was elected to his third term in November, suffered a stroke while in surgery to remove a tumor in June. "After seven months of bravely fighting brain cancer and a stroke, Congressman Alan Nunnelee was informed last Friday that a new tumor has developed and no further medical treatment is possible," Morgan Baldwin, a longtime Nunnelee consultant,…
  • Ex-Super Bowl champ Leonard Marshall to teach about concussions

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Two-time Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall is teaming up with the lawyer who first sued the NFL over concussions to form an educational road show on how to avoid and treat head injuries in sports. The target audience for the Brain Unity Trust is players, coaches and organizations, said Marshall, who suffers from CTE-related illnesses, perhaps from concussions during his 12 seasons as a defensive lineman in the National Football League in the 1980s and '90s. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain often found in athletes who suffered…
  • Father of Psych Ward Stabbing Victim Says Mental Patients Treated Like 'Prisoners'

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The father of man stabbed to death by his roommate in a southern California hospital psych ward won $3 million in punitive damages this week against the hospital where his son died. "Mentally challenged individuals have just as many rights as other people," Joseph Camacho, 79, told ABC News. His son, Dean Camacho, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was attacked at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley, California, by his roommate, Jerry Romansky in 2011, according to court documents. Though rooms throughout the hospital were equipped with emergency buzzers, they had…
  • FDA approves Shire's Vyvanse for binge-eating disorder

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:37 pm
    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Shire Plc's stimulant Vyvanse to treat binge-eating disorder, the first product to be approved for the condition. Vyvanse, which is currently approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, generated sales of more than $1 billion in the first nine months of last year. Dr. Flemming Ornskov, the company's chief executive officer, said in an interview that Shire's goal is to generate overall sales of $10 billion by 2020.
  • Suspected Ebola patient in California tests negative for virus

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Hours after a suspected Ebola patient in Sacramento was found to be free of the virus, a second person hospitalized in California's capital was reported by public health officials on Friday to be undergoing evaluation and testing for the disease. The second patient was admitted to Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center on Wednesday, a day before the earlier patient came to light, and like the previous case is considered to be at low risk of having contracted the deadly virus, the hospital said in a statement. There was no immediate word on whether the two cases were linked or…
 
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    WHO news

  • WHO Executive Board appoints Dr Matshidiso Moeti as new Regional Director for Africa

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 136th session, has appointed Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti as the new Regional Director for WHO's Africa Region. Dr Moeti was nominated Regional Director by the health ministers of the 47 Member States of the WHO African Region at the annual Regional Committee for Africa in Cotonou, Benin, in November 2014. Dr Moeti will take up her appointment for a five-year term on 1 February 2015, succeeding Dr Luis Gomes Sambo who has served as Regional Director for the past 10 years. Speaking after her appointment, Dr Moeti, who is from the Republic of…
  • Zsuzsanna Jakab elected for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Europe

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 136th session in Geneva, has appointed Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, PhD as WHO Regional Director for Europe for a second term, following her nomination by the Regional Committee for Europe in September last year. The Regional Committee comprises health ministers from the European Region’s 53 Member States. Ms Jakab will start her new term in February 2015 for a 5-year period. “In my second mandate, I will give priority to linking health to sustainable development in order to ensure greater equity in health in the European Region. It is not only about…
  • WHO welcomes appointment of UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Dr Eric P. Goosby

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    WHO welcomes the appointment of the new United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB), Dr Eric P. Goosby, M.D. Dr Goosby’s extensive and high-level experience in global health and diplomacy give him the perfect background for this critical role. Despite recent gains, tuberculosis remains a serious public health issue - fueled in part by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with antimicrobial resistance posing an ever-present threat to its control. WHO looks forward to working closely with Dr Goosby in our shared effort to raise the profile of the fight against TB and to attain…
  • Statement on the 4th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:18 am
    The fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 regarding the Ebola virus disease (EVD, or “Ebola”) outbreak in West Africa was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. This meeting was convened to review, in accordance with IHR provisions, whether the event continued to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and, if so, whether this warranted an extension or revision of the three -month date of the expiration of the temporary…
  • Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action

    19 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report. “The global community has the chance to change the course of the NCD epidemic,” says WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, who today launched the "Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014". “By investing just US$ 1-3 dollars per person per year, countries can dramatically…
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    Experience Life

  • Pilar Gerasimo, Founding Editor

    Kaelyn Riley
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    In an era when consumers are bombarded with hype, quick fixes and conflicting messages, Gerasimo and team have applied unwavering focus on empowering readers to become their best, healthiest, most authentic selves. Since its launch, Experience Life has earned a reputation as one of the most credible, practical and forward-thinking health magazines on the market. It has earned hundreds of awards, including six national FOLIO: awards, and garnered kudos from respected healthy-lifestyle experts like Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Frank Lipman and Queen Rania of Jordan. It also earned a…
  • Pilar Gerasimo, Founding Editor

    Kaelyn Riley
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    In an era when consumers are bombarded with hype, quick fixes and conflicting messages, Gerasimo and team have applied unwavering focus on empowering readers to become their best, healthiest, most authentic selves. Since its launch, Experience Life has earned a reputation as one of the most credible, practical and forward-thinking health magazines on the market. It has earned hundreds of awards, including six national FOLIO: awards, and garnered kudos from respected healthy-lifestyle experts like Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Frank Lipman and Queen Rania of Jordan. It also earned a…
  • 2015 Super Bowl Menu

    Experience Life Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    Download a PDF of the menu – 2015 ExperienceLife Super Bowl Menu BLACK BEAN CHILI WITH CHIPOTLE AND DARK CHOCOLATE Spicy and smoky chipotle pepper pairs well with dark chocolate to make this satisfying black bean chili. Makes six to eight servings 1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup diced yellow onion 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tbs. ground coriander 1 can (14.5 oz.) fire-roasted crushed tomatoes 3 cups vegetable broth 4 cups cooked black beans (or two 15-oz. cans, drained and rinsed) 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced 2 ounces…
  • Hidden Treasures

    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Question: What’s the difference between a bag of frozen summer squash and a bag of ice? Answer: If you were just reading that little black-and-white Nutrition Facts label printed on most every package of food in the United States, you might think, not much. I’m looking at the so-called facts on a sack of summer squash right now. I have counted 13 zeros. Calories? Fifteen in one serving. But after that, it’s mostly zeros. Calories from fat, zero. Total fat, zero. Saturated fat, zero. Trans fat, zero. Cholesterol, zero. Sodium, zero percent of your daily value. Then we bump up a little…
  • Order Out of Chaos: The Linen Closet and Bathroom

    Andrea Gerasimo
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to decluttering, most of us like to tackle our public spaces first. It’s easier to justify expending attention and energy on areas where we are likely to host guests, like kitchens and living rooms. But we ignore the power of our most functional and private spaces at our peril. Disarray in our bathrooms, medicine cabinets, and linen closets, for example, can make daily rituals like bathing or brushing our teeth far more difficult than they should be. Even a little thoughtful organization can create the kind of ease that gets our days off to a peaceful start. Here’s how I…
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  • Guns Overtake Automobiles as America’s Number One Killing Machine of the Young

    Dr. J
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Frank Boston/Flickr Car crashes killed 33,561 people in 2012. As a trauma surgeon, the most common major injuries that I see are from these automobile accidents. That is about to change. My least favorite procedure, the repair of devastating gunshot wounds, is about to supplant automobile carnage, and the gun is going to become the top killing machine of young Americans under 25. Already, over 25 percent of teenagers who die of any form of injury in the United States are killed by guns. Guns overtake cars as the number 1 killer of youth Comparing sobering data from the Centers for…
  • Of Mice and Men: the Time-Restricted Eating Diet

    Robert S. Wieder
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Mycroyance/Flickr As a rule, I read reports about promising nutritional and dietary research results with a jaded eye when the research involves not human beings but lab mice. If you could really extrapolate from mouse reality to human reality we might be reading alarmist reports about the grave health hazards of living with cats or crossing bike paths. But two mouse-centric studies by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego are so intriguing that I’m going to suspend my usual skepticism on the possibility that the results just might have a…
  • Calories in Liqueurs: It Varies with the Alcohol and Sugar Content

    Karen Collins
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Dominic Lockyer/Flickr The number of calories in a “standard drink” varies with the amount of alcohol in the drink, as well as any added sugars. Sugars are carbohydrates, which supply about 4 calories per gram, while alcohol supplies about 7 calories per gram. Since the size and alcohol percentage of a standard drink varies with the type of drink there’s no simple way to determine the calories. Liqueurs can be particularly troublesome, because they vary greatly both in alcohol percentage and sugar content. For liqueurs the standard drink size can vary from 1.5 to…
  • The Pizza-Poverty Connection: Childhood Nutrition and Public Schools

    Dr. J
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Jeffrey Chiang/Flickr Too many of our children are overweight and undernourished, and this is caused by high-calorie, low-nutrient food. And high on the list of this junk food is pizza. Originally pizza was a simple food, and not so unhealthy. A pizza Margherita in Naples uses fat-free, very thin crust topped with a simple, unsweetened, lightly salted tomato sauce, a little bit of mozzarella cheese, and a few leaves of basil. It’s not really bad for you, eaten in moderation. But the average pizza today is a mountain of unhealthy carbs, saturated fat, cancer-causing…
  • Sneaky Sugars: They’re in Damn Near Everything in Your Pantry

    Robert S. Wieder
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Food Thinkers/Flickr Probably the simplest way to lose (or at least not gain) excess weight is to eliminate added sugars as much as possible. Added sugar is the stuff in packaged food products, not the granulated sugar that you yourself spoon into your tea or coffee or onto your oatmeal or grapefruit. Unfortunately, this is difficult to accomplish, given that added sugars are now present in almost everything on the supermarket shelves – unless you’re in the cleaning products aisle. I was reminded of that fact by Lisa Kaplan Gordon, who pointed out that it’s…
 
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    Starling Fitness

  • If Gandhi Took A Yoga Class

    Laura Moncur
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    I’ve never taken a yoga class. I’ve been thinking about it, because the yoga videos I’ve watched are HARD to do because I can’t do the moves and watch the TV at the same time. They should show me HOW to do the move first, then tell me the NAME of the move and THEN we should do it together. I’m trying a BEGINNING yoga video for a reason!! I’ve never done it before, except in Yourself Fitness, which was even worse… But what if an experienced person like Gandhi took a yoga class. Would he have trouble too? This video cracked me up when I saw it. When he…
  • This Girl Can Do

    Laura Moncur
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    This girl can do… Don’t nobody tell me I can’t!
  • 5K Runner: A Couch to 5K App That Actually Works

    Laura Moncur
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Don’t get me started talking about Couch to 5K apps. I will rage and spew hatred for all the crappy apps out there. It will be an hour-long rant about how the MOST important thing about a Couch to 5K app are the audio cues. So, if you want to learn to start running and want an app to help you with that process, DO NOT SEARCH FOR COUCH TO 5K ON THE APP STORE!!! You will find SO many apps and they are ALL garbage. All of them, except 5K Runner. 5K Runner: 0 to 5K run training on iTunes With a Couch to 5K program, you learn to run by doing intervals. There are times when you run and times…
  • Persist Until Something Happens: PUSH Yourself!

    Laura Moncur
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I absolutely adore this art from That ARThletic Girl — First fitness art for 2015! Yay! ???? #arthlete. It reads: Persist Until Something Happens #PushYourself I am going to remember this every time I’m thinking of quitting my workout because it’s too hard…
  • Be So Busy Loving Your Life That You Have No Time For Hate, Regret Or Fear

    Laura Moncur
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I found this motivational poster on Your Weight Is Over. I really liked the idea. It reads: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear. This has been, hands-down, the BEST way to feel better about myself. There are things in my life that I want to do. I want to write books. I want to have a healthy body. I want to go years and years without bingeing. I want to go to Quebec and speak French with the locals. So, I make a checklist every day. EVERY DAY!! I set TINY goals every day that have something to do with loving my life. Exercising, meditating, writing,…
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    EcoSalon

  • Kristen Schaal of ‘The Daily Show’ Mansplains the Importance of Manspreading [Video]

    Jill Ettinger
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Manspreading is taking over New York’s subway system–men hogging two seats by  widely spreading their legs. But according to “The Daily Show” correspondent Kristen Schaal, it’s justified. “Men make 30 percent more than women, they should have 30 percent more space on the ride to work,” Schaal says, telling Jon Stewart: “You’ve been so brainwashed by this feminized world, you can’t even see everything that men have lost.” The best part is when she talks directly to Stewart’s balls to remind them that they have lost the…
  • Zesty Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

    Aylin Erman
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    This recipe for a shaved Brussels sprouts salad includes simple flavors that help to cut the Brussels sprouts inherent bitterness. As well, the tangy dressing offers a welcome punch! Enjoy as a side dish or a light lunch. Brussels sprouts are not that type of vegetable conventionally eaten raw. They are harder and more coarse than the average raw vegetable. However, Brussels sprouts can indeed be eaten raw and are amazingly delicious when enjoyed in a simple salad. To make the Brussels sprouts easier to eat as well as more of a feast for the eyes, they are shaved, giving this salad a…
  • Consequences of Global Climate Change: Which Countries are Most Threatened?

    Sara Novak
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Which countries will suffer the most as a result of global climate change? The global climate is changing and as it does, certain countries are likely to feel the brunt of it. The poorest nations, those that emit the least carbon, are the most threatened by global climate change. Though you might be surprised at where many countries fall. Standard & Poor’s looked at the impact of global climate change on each country’s economy. The analysis was based on the percentage of countries living on the coast, the percentage of the economy based on agriculture, and the development of each…
  • 6 Ways to Get Your Glam on With Metallic Makeup

    Krissy Brady
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    How to rock metallic makeup – you know, without looking like The Tin Man. As much as I love the look of metallic makeup, I’m secretly terrified to use it – I mean, one wrong move and you end up resembling aluminum foil. That being said, I’m constantly drawn to take the plunge because of its futuristic and streamlined aesthetic. Whether you dive into the world of metallic eyeshadows or you dig a shimmery pout, metallic makeup can take what would otherwise be a ho-hum look and kick it up a notch (or seven). So how to you make sure you don’t end up looking pale and…
  • 5 Ayurvedic Ways to Relieve Stress

    Aylin Erman
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
      Here are 5 tried-and-true Ayurvedic ways to relieve stress. As basic as they are, they make a world of a difference in your life. In this day and age, it’s hard not to be stressed. A mere walk down the street puts you at risk of a variety of stressors – car sounds and pollution, large crowds of bustling people and compromised air quality. Then, there are the makeup, the clothing and the jewelry you weigh yourself down with day after day and the oftentimes not-so-seamless work, home and social situations you put yourself in. At the end of the day, you may think you deserve a…
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    Evidence in Motion

  • #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Choosing a #PhysicalTherapy School

    John Childs
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to the #DPTStudent Chat “Feature Friday”;  a weekly recap of the Twitter chat/Google Hangout that the #DPTStudent group hosts every other Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:00 EST. Be sure to monitor the #DPTstudent hashtag on Twitter & follow chat administrators, @LauraLWebb, @TylerTracy10 & @Jocelyn_SPT for announcements about topics, including live interviews. On January 28, 2015, […] The post #DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: Choosing a #PhysicalTherapy School appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Lessons from the Graham Sessions: 4 Things PTs Must Do Now

    Heidi Jannenga
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    As a physical therapist, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of treating patients and—for those of us who double as clinic owners and directors—running a business. It’s not often that we get to step back and think about our profession as a whole—to thoughtfully consider all of the issues and challenges […] The post Lessons from the Graham Sessions: 4 Things PTs Must Do Now appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • What Will You See at #CSM2015 #Physicaltherapy Indianapolis

    Larry Benz
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    Last year, I wrote a reflection piece on #CSM2014, this year, taking a stab at some things I expect to see at CSM: -still too many ribbons and programming.  PT’s simply have a fetish with the ribbons-can’t figure that one out.  You will see more red, blue, and green on PT name tags  in Indy […] The post What Will You See at #CSM2015 #Physicaltherapy Indianapolis appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • #Physicaltherapy Document will be posted

    Larry Benz
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    At least the PQRS prediction from this post, is already happening! Per this CMS document, under 2015 PQRS Implementation Guide:  Provides guidance about how to select measures for reporting, how to read and understand a measure specification, and outlines the various reporting methods available for 2015 PQRS. The Implementation Guide also details how to implement claims-based […] The post #Physicaltherapy Document will be posted appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
  • Called to Care #physicaltherapy presentation CSM Feb 6th

    Larry Benz
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    On Feb 6th from 8:00-10:00am at CSM Indianapolis, I will be presenting Called to Care:  Integration of Positive Psychology in Physical Therapy for the Private Practice Section.  The research that I will present was in fulfillment of a degree program that I completed at UPENN in 2013. Some background: In 1998, as incoming president of […] The post Called to Care #physicaltherapy presentation CSM Feb 6th appeared first on Evidence in Motion.
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 530th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    Do you remember hoppity hop balls?  My friend had one when we were little, and I always wanted to play with it. We didn’t have one, probably because they’re an excellent way to crack your skull open. I went to volunteer at the twins’ school this week, and the gym teacher had taken out HOPPITY […]
  • The Restaurant Approach to Having it All

    Mel
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    When I go to a restaurant alone, I order one meal off the menu, mostly because my stomach has limited capacity AND I hate to waste food.  Plus, there is the money factor.  And… you know… the normal thing when you go to a restaurant is that you order one or two items.  I think […]
  • IComLeavWe: February 2015

    Mel
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • Life Without Kids Before Life Without Kids

    Mel
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    I went back to write this comment, but it got too long, so I decided to put it here since it was post-length vs. comment-length. Mali had a really interesting mini-post about people referring to their time pre-kids as their life without kids; in other words, saying that they understood what it was like to […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 22: Onion Goggles

    Mel
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* When I need to cut a lot of onions… like more than two onions… I wear a snorkel mask.  I skip the snorkel and just wear the goggles which cover half my face.  They’re really […]
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    Carla Birnberg

  • I switched from running to walking (guest post).

    Carla
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    This post is both awesome & bizarre. It’s the colliding of worlds (my less than healthy college years & my new Mama-days).  And, as a blogger who writes as if no one is reading, it still surprises me when people from my past pop up in comments/greet me on twitter. Alison is a friend, an inspiring runner and, as of recently, a convert to the experience of WALKING marathons and half-marathons.   Do you think that because you’re a walker you can’t participate in longer distance races? Think that only 5Ks are for you? Think again! I am a former runner who has been mostly…
  • Kelp: it’s what’s for dinner!

    Carla
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    KELP! Ive talked ad nauseum about how Ive been gluten free for close to two decades (insert awkward joke here about “how can that be since Im only 24!?”). Ive also prattled on about how I dont “do” replacement foods. I dont use gluten free pasta/bread entirely because they werent around when I made the switch & I never bothered to add them in later. Im an intuitive eater and ever since I realized gluten was the trigger for my symptoms Ive NOT intuitively craved any of that stuff. Ive also yammered at you about how Im not a foodie. My foods tend toward the super…
  • I walked my half-marathon!

    Carla
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    My base-layer Sunday. On many levels. I did it. I’ll say again, more than anything, I’m proud of myself (<—yep. P-word). I was exhausted (hats off to single parents. this monday-friday is kicking my…piriformis). After days of umbrella-tearing winds, rains and flooding I wanted to seize THAT as an excuse (nice forecast. couldn’t.) I remembered how people shared they thought walking was more grueling than running. I didn’t bail. I did it. When I decided to sign up, back in August, I wasn’t yet allowed to share I was moving. I’d found my groove!
  • Being a blank page.

    Carla
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    The other morning the Child woke earlier than usual. When she came downstairs I was still busy trying to make my mind like this: She was curious. I struggled to explain. Om over at Venus Williams’ place sharing how I broke down, on her 9 year old level, meditation and how it doesn’t change things. Join me?   Disclaimer: Venus and Team Eleven by Venus is a client.  My CrAzY morning meditation musings are all my own. The post Being a blank page. appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
  • When good habits go rogue (guest post).

    Carla
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    Hi! Ashleigh here! In November, Carla wrote this really thought-provoking post on shedding good habits. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend you do. Go on…I’ll still be here when you get back! When I read that post, I pretty much immediately knew what “good” habit I was needing to shed: nap taking See, power naps can be helpful. I’m sure many of us have heard how 20-30 minute naps can restore and even increase alertness while enhancing performance. The top results in a Google search of “naps” are all about their benefits. For many…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Strava's "Run With Us" Video Will Get You Pumped!

    Scott Dunlap
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Strava's latest video project has some jaw-dropping footage of runners from all over the world, featuring athletes Kilian Jornet, Kara Goucher, Alex Ho, Matt Ashworth, Monica Squitieri, Ashley Relf, Kelsey Clausen, Ian Curtis, Chris Douglas, and Kristin and Luis Pena. Check it out!
  • A Wet and Wily 2015 Redding Marathon

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    There is something delectably pure about a small, local marathon. Runners know every runner/volunteer on the course, aid stations are stacked with homemade goodies, a hearty "go!" sends everyone off, and puppies are given away as prizes (okay, just one this time, but still). This was the warm embrace I felt as I joined ~240 runners for the 14th Annual Redding Marathon, in Redding, CA, a growing city set in the Shasta wilderness in Northern California. They had put together a splendid day for us (including pie at the finish!), and a little rain wasn't nearly enough to wash away the ear-to-ear…
  • Scenes from the 2015 Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs 50k

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    On my long run today, I caught the Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs 50k in action here in Woodside, CA. It's so awesome to see my home trails full of smiling runners crushing hills! Especially on a 50-60 degree classic California day.I shot a few hundred photos, but per usual, only a few came out alright - runners, volunteers, and CTR RD's welcome to use them for any purposes. Thank you all for coming to visit our parks!(Beat the sun to the top!)(Jason Reed never misses this race!)(The amazing Jennifer Devine Pfeiffer, tuning up for the Rocky Raccoon 100m...I'm pretty sure that pony tail is…
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    Marijke: nurse turned writer

  • Just the Right Dose - Helping people understand their prescription drugs

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Prescription drugs are an important part of life for millions of people. Some drugs are literally lifesaving, while others make life more comfortable. But these medications have become so commonplace and easily available that they might not be taken as seriously as they should be. And that is very dangerous.When I began working as a nurse, I was often surprised at how little some of my patients knew about their prescription drugs. When taking a nursing history (an intake interview of sorts), we would ask about what drugs the patients took at home, how they took them, and so on. So many…
  • Setting Goals versus Resolutions

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    It's that time of year again - New Year's Eve is around the corner and people are planning their resolutions for 2015. Gyms will be packed with people who have the best intentions of getting fit again, diet programs will see an uptick in memberships, stores will sell more organization tools, and many people will be making lists of things that they plan on improving on. I'm not one of them.I've never made resolutions for the new year - at least I can't recall ever doing so. My new year always seems to be in September, when children go back to school and work places return to normal after…
  • Over 200 Billion Dollars For Prescription Meds in U.S. Alone

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Wow. Just wow.I'm doing some research this morning for a book I'm working on - about prescription medications. I decided to do a search for how much money Canadians and Americans spent on prescription drugs in the course of one year. The numbers blew me away.According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2013, Americans spent $235,447,332,092 on prescription medications - that's over 200 billion dollars. Canadians, with a much smaller population than in the U.S., spent over 2.2 billion dollars, according to the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA).The issue with so many…
  • It's Duh Study Time Again

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    As a health writer, I read many press releases about articles and studies that have been or will be published in the medical journals. Some of these are quite interesting while others are, quite frankly, head scratchers. I've written before about my idea of Duh Studies - studies that make you think, "Seriously? They had to study that?" This week, I found two great entries for the Duh Study database, two days in a row. I don't think that has happened before:"Pain keeps surgery patients awake, extends hospital stay." Did you know that? That if you have uncontrolled pain, you can't sleep, which…
  • Why did the Robin Williams news hit so many so hard?

    Marijke Vroomen-Durning
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    We hear of celebrity deaths frequently. Old favourites die of old age, new favourites may die of drug overdoses, illness, or in accidents. There are also some suicides. The news of their death makes the rounds, now much more quickly than ever because of the Internet. We see retrospectives of their work, people comment on beloved scenes or events, and then we move on.But yesterday, the Internet exploded with the news of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams. From the first moment I saw the news on my sister's Facebook page to just before I began writing this, my own FB and Twitter…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Sparring Injuries

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Martial arts instructor Jake Mace tells the story behind his scar and arm fracture: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • How to Engage Doctors in the Healthcare Reform - Practical Advice from Cleveland Clinic CEO

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    CEO & President, Dr. Toby Cosgrove reflects on Engaging Doctors in the Healthcare Revolution:From the article in Harvard Business Review (http://bit.ly/1y1iyOI): "Fixing health care will require a radical transformation, moving from a system organized around individual physicians to a team-based approach focused on patients. Doctors, of course, must be central players in the transformation: Any ambitious strategy that they do not embrace is doomed.And yet, many physicians are deeply anxious about the changes under way and are mourning real or anticipated losses of autonomy, respect, and…
  • "Walk the walk to talk the talk" - Cleveland Clinic video

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    CCF leaders are running two innovative "walk in my shoes" programs to take Cleveland Clinic to the next level. This involves learning how to do everyone's job, hands-on. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Exam preparation: NEJM Knowledge+ Adaptive Learning Explained

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "At the heart of NEJM Knowledge+ is a smart, adaptive engine that will transform your learning experience. This adaptive learning platform quickly assesses the subjects you know well, and identifies the areas where you need reinforcement. It then delivers more of what you need and less of what you already know, continually adjusting based on your performance. Adaptive learning ensures that you’ll spend your time efficiently, focusing on what you need to learn and review.Take a look at how adaptive learning helps you tackle the challenges of lifelong learning and board preparation. Learn…
  • Adult acne: how to treat it?

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    A Mayo Clinic dermatologist gives tips on how adults can prevent and treat acne. Treatment options include over the counter medications as well as prescription medications.Acne has 3 stages that can be remembered by the mnemonic "CIN":Comedonal - black/whitehead, open/closedInflammatory - pimples/zitsNodulocysticUse Topical Treatment such as Differin gel as on CCC-F: Cheek, Chin, Cheek, Forehead Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
 
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    HealthNewsReview.org

  • Click-bait “science” news: binge-watching-TV analysis

    Gary Schwitzer
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    The NBC Today.com/health website posted a story, “Binge-watching TV helps some people beat the blues.” Not only did the headline make this claim, but the second sentence did, too:  “…it may also be a way for some people who feel depressed or lonely to beat the blues.” Hmmm. Our managing editor, Kevin Lomangino, and I couldn’t find anything in the story mentioning any evidence of “helping people beat the blues.” There’s an anecdote of a woman who describes herself as “a natural worrier” and TV “relaxes me.”  But…
  • What was missing in many stories about sugary drinks & girls’ 1st periods

    Gary Schwitzer
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    A study published in the journal Human Reproduction found that “more frequent sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption was associated with earlier menarche (age at first menstrual cycle) in a population of US girls.” The data came from questionnaires filled out by 9 to 14 year old girls.  A built-in limitation of this kind of research is the possible misreporting or underreporting of beverage intake. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, and publisher of the Weighty Matters blog, wrote me: “I find it rather staggering that…
  • Pharma payments to network TV physician-journalists – Columbia Journalism Review

    Gary Schwitzer
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I’m late on this, but it’s noteworthy.  Paul Thacker, journalist and former investigator for the US Senate Finance Committee investigating medical research conflicts of interest, published a new piece in the Columbia Journalism Review last week.  It’s entitled: “Database may uncover conflicts of interest for TV doctors – Free lunches, paid speaking gigs & free drug samples are often not disclosed by media physicians“ It’s an important discussion of TV physician-journalists “offering medical advice without disclosing that they’re…
  • Can we learn anything from Japanese study of cancer news reporting?

    Gary Schwitzer
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    A new analysis, “How do medical journalists treat cancer-related issues?” was published in the journal ecancermedicalscience It’s by Japanese researchers looking at Japanese news coverage.  An excerpt of their findings: “This study provides important information about journalists who publish articles on cancer. First, the selection of topics is clearly biased; for example, aggressive treatments and survival rates attracted the attention of journalists much more than treatment failure, adverse events, end-of-life care, and death. Unexpectedly, 35 of the 48 participants…
  • Knee/hip surgery cost variability news would help more if it provided a link to the Blue Cross Blue Shield report

    Gary Schwitzer
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association recently published a report “A Study of Cost Variations for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries in the U.S. ,” that reported these key findings: Some hospitals across the U.S. charge tens of thousands of dollars more than others for the same medical procedures, even within the same metropolitan market. Their cost can vary by as much as 313%, depending on where the surgeries are performed. A study published in the June 2014 issue of Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that typical knee replacements more than tripled and that typical…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Mental Health After Postpartum

    Anne-Marie Lindsey
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Mental health, after postpartum “ends,” becomes a rough path. The only thing rougher is trying to leave the path and walk alone. I don’t recommend trying to walk alone. I’ve been seeing doctors and therapists since I was twenty-years-old, and the darkest times in my life have been before therapy and between therapists. I’m also […] The post Mental Health After Postpartum appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Warrior Mom Conference Countdown

    Susan Petcher
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s nothing like connecting with another mom who has been through postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, or has experienced any of these illnesses during pregnancy.  An instant understanding and sisterhood binds you together, as you share your story and recognize yourself in a kindred spirit.  The truth is that, though there are many brilliant medical […] The post Warrior Mom Conference Countdown appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent Commentswill you be sending info out on who can attend and costs? ... by…
  • Mental Illness Didn’t Crush My Dream of a Family

    Jennifer Marshall
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo Credit: carf via Compfight cc I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder after experiencing two manic episodes in the same month, each requiring hospitalization. At the time I was devastated and felt as though my dream of having a family had been shattered. I knew I wanted to be a mom from a young age. I […] The post Mental Illness Didn’t Crush My Dream of a Family appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Research uncovers various classes of PPD

    Lauren Hale
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    Humans compare themselves to others around them. She has prettier hair. He has a nicer car. Why does she get the corner office when I have worked just as hard? Or the ever popular gym comparisons: I do the SAME exercises as her and yet, nothing. Then we beat ourselves up because we are not […] The post Research uncovers various classes of PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsReally good piece, Lauren. by Susan Petcher 
  • How Women of Color Can Manage The Impact of Acculturative Stress and Discrimination During Pregnancy

    ADriane Nieves
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today I’m thrilled to have Dr. Lekeisha Sumner with us to share insight on two very common types of stress women of color may experience during pregnancy and tips on how we can manage both. Dr. Lekeisha Sumner, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified clinical psychologist with specialization in both clinical psychology and medical psychology. She is currently […] The post How Women of Color Can Manage The Impact of Acculturative Stress and Discrimination During Pregnancy appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you so…
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    Medgadget

  • Eye Tracking Promising to be Highly Effective in Detecting Concussions

    Editors
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    In patients presenting with a head injury it is still often difficult to diagnose a concussion, CT scans being the standard tool used to get to the final answer. Yet, even CT scans do not reveal a concussion every time. Now researchers at  NYU Langone Medical Center have presented a new eye tracking technique that may one day become a standard part of performing a brain injury analysis in the emergency room or even on the sidelines of football fields. Abnormal eye movement has been known as a symptom of brain injury for a very long time, but objectively measuring its severity and…
  • Network of Motion Sensors Monitors Progression of Parkinson’s

    Editors
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    While there is no cure for Parkinson’s, certain drugs and neurostimulators can help manage the symptoms of the disease. Since symptoms guide the choice of therapies, researchers at Technical University of Madrid in Spain have tinkered together a body area network of sensors and special smartphone apps to objectively assess Parkinson’s patients from the comfort of their home. The PERFORM system uses a number of accelerometers worn by the person being studied. The data is passed via the smartphone to a hospital where a compiled daily report is reviewed by clinicians. Unusual changes…
  • Cardiac Surgeon Prints 3D Heart to Prep for Challenging Surgery

    Editors
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    MRI of patient’s heart used to build the 3D printed model.   Though ventricular septal defects are fairly common and surgically treated, it’s best to plan the approach ahead of time. Since it’s usually done once the patient is opened and on bypass, there’s critical time wasted analyzing the anatomy and deciding on a plan. Richard Kim, a cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) , faced with a patient that had an unusual defect in the heart decided to print a 3D model of the actual heart produced from an MRI of the organ. The replica allowed…
  • MOPS Bone and Cartilage Preservation System (VIDEO)

    Editors
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Bone and cartilage grafts harvested from donor tissue don’t survive for very long, with estimates that around 80% of tissue donated for joint repair is going to waste. Researchers at University of Missouri School of Medicine have now developed a new way to preserve such tissue for much longer than previously possible, doubling its lifetime and hopefully leading to a major reduction in the need for such tissue. Currently, donor tissue is preserved in refrigerators, floating within a special solution that keeps it viable for about a month. The Missouri Osteochondral Allograft…
  • Portable Microfluidic Device Detects Dengue in Minutes

    Editors
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    Dengue fever can be difficult to differentiate from other viral diseases early in its progression. It’s typically diagnosed based on symptoms, but researchers at Singapore’s A*STAR research agency have created a field detector that spots the dengue virus from a drop of saliva. Not only can it detect the virus, but it’s able to pinpoint whether it’s a secondary infection that often causes dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. The test takes about 20 minutes to run and the kit doesn’t require much training to operate. Within the device are a bunch…
 
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    KevinMD.com

  • Children with developmental disabilities and the guilt parents feel

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/lisa-shulman" rel="tag">Lisa Shulman, MD</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Recently, at a holiday meal with my extended family, it came to light that neither of my typically developing teenage children really knows how to tie his or her shoes. It seems that for the past decade or so, both have been using the “bunny ears” technique introduced to preschoolers for tying their shoes. My children appear never to have moved on from there to the mature “around the tree” technique. Now, if just one had this pattern, we could chalk it up to individual differences, but the fact that neither has mastered a skill expected by 7 years of age — well, before I knew…
  • The best doctors expect the unexpected

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/skeptical-scalpel" rel="tag">Skeptical Scalpel, MD</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    The following is based on an actual case that occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. A 65-year-old man arrived in the emergency department by ambulance after being found unresponsive. His respiratory rate was 40 per minute, heart rate was 170 per minute, and temperature was 102.2°. He did not respond to Narcan or an ampule of 50 percent dextrose. Blood sugar was 600 mg/dL. The diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis was made. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • The day the music died and how a hospital lost its joy

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/starla-fitch" rel="tag">Starla Fitch, MD</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    There’s a great song by Don McLean called “American Pie.” The chorus talks about “the day the music died.” I thought about that song in my hospital a couple years ago, when the music died there, too. I’ve noticed that our physician burnout and nurse frustration have increased in the years since the music died. Could it be a coincidence? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Want to practice primary care and be debt free? Here’s how.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/charmaine-chan" rel="tag">Charmaine Chan, DO</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    A medical student asked to speak to me about a month ago at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where I am an Instructor of family medicine. He has been very active in our school’s Primary Care Scholars program and community health outreach activities. “Dr. Chan,” he said, “I am so torn. I really love primary care, but I am so worried that I won’t be able to get my loans paid off when I’m done.” Unfortunately, he was not the first student to approach me with this dilemma, nor will he be the last. I am impressed that students are planning ahead for their future, but…
  • Kids need more sleep and later school start times

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/marvin-wang" rel="tag">Marvin Wang, MD</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last August, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement regarding school start times, really a plea to all middle and high schools to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The statement emerged as a result of accumulating evidence showing that earlier school start times effectively restrict an adolescent’s ability to get regular healthful sleep. The timing of the AAP’s statement came on the heels of another sentinel event in my family’s life. Just a month after its publication, my daughter started school. No big deal, except for the fact that she has never…
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    SharpBrains

  • Quick brain teasers to test your cognitive skills…and biases

    SharpBrains
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    If you’re looking for some stimulating, quick mental exercise, try these Brain Teasers To Test Your Cognitive Skills…And Your Cognitive Biases over at The Creativity Post. Once you’re done, you may want to enjoy with these visual brain teasers, and also visit our brain twisters and brain games sec­tion, with plenty of fun (and free) mind games for teens, adults and seniors. Have a nice weekend!
  • January Update: The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims

    SharpBrains
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    Time for Sharp­Brains’ Januarye-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of brain health insights, neu­ro­science research reports, a landmark action by the Federal Trade Commission…and some quick brain teasers. Enjoy! New research: Brain health research study by AARP: Consumers pursue brain training to support a more enjoyable, self-managed life Can self-monitoring help promote academic success, and reduce ADHD symptoms, in college students with ADHD Studies point toward clear benefits to cultivating mindfulness in the workplace In the New Year, toss a coin or trust Dr. Oz for medical…
  • New book on neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge: The Brain’s Way of Healing

    SharpBrains
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    Rewired: Learning to tame a noisy brain. (Or, how you can use the power of neuroplasticity) (The Globe and Mail): “His first book popularized the idea that the brain is actually a dynamic, adaptive organ with incredible potential to change. Now, Dr. Norman Doidge is sharing incredible stories of recovery from the sci-fi-like frontier of energy-based therapies… It was Doidge, a psychiatrist and faculty member of both the University of Toronto and Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, who introduced the lay reader to the revolutionary idea that the brain…
  • Study: To help children with ADHD improve academic performance, combine medication AND behavioral treatment

    Dr. David Rabiner
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation. Unfortunately, the significant academic struggles that many children with ADHD experience can undermine their long-term success in areas that extend far beyond formal schooling. Given these facts, an important question is whether long-term academic functioning in youth with ADHD improves with treatment? Because this is such a fundamentally important question, and ADHD is the most well-researched mental health condition in children, one might think that the answer is…
  • Trend: Mobile apps to improve vision via perceptual learning

    SharpBrains
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    Vision training: Mobile app improved pilots’ vision (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association): “Military pilots (and other test subjects) have improved their vision after a few weeks of training with a new application for mobile devices—an application now available to the public. The technology has helped dedicated users reverse age-related vision loss, and to help younger people improve on 20/20. Their eyes—including lenses, muscles, and receptors that send signals to the optic nerve—are only incidentally involved: The real work is going on inside the brain… More specifically, the…
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    The Health Care Blog

  • You Owe Me a BMW

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:06 pm
    By ROBERT McNUTT, MD During a move necessitated 20+ years ago by my change from a “private practice of medicine” life to a “back to school” life, I decided to undertake the move on my own using a rented van. I also had to affix a small trailer packed with furniture to the van. As […]
  • Medical Necessity and Unnecessary Care

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:53 pm
    By PAUL KECKLEY Unnecessary care that’s not evidence-based—usually associated with excess testing, surgical procedures or over-prescribing—accounts for up to 30% of what is spent in healthcare. In recent months, enforcement actions against physicians and hospitals have gained increased attention. But unnecessary care and over-utilization is not a new story or one that’s easy to understand. […]
  • A Tale of Two Sore Throats: On Retail Clinics and Urgent Care

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    By LESLIE KERNISAN, MD Six years ago, just after arriving in Baltimore for a winter conference, I fell sick with fever and a bad sore throat. After a night of feeling awful, I went looking for help. I found it at a Minute Clinic in a CVS near the hotel. I was seen right away […]
  • Meaningful Use Retreat Report

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:36 am
    By MARTIN SAMUELS, MD I’m afraid that if we don’t drill down on our brand equity on the front end, we’ll have to model it out on the back end to align our incentives or pad our ask regarding the co-branding deliverables on the horizon.  As an FYI, this empowerment is going to require an […]
  • The Little Exchange that Could…Transform the U.S. Health Care System

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:32 am
    By ROBERT S. RUDIN and JAYME FUGLESTEN What do the classic children’s’ book “The Little Engine that Could” and federal investment in health information exchanges have in common? More than you’d think. Much has been said about the fragmentation of the U.S. health care system and how this fragmentation can result in higher costs and […]
 
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    Respectful Insolence

  • Antivaccine cardiologist Jack Wolfson and the resurrection of false balance about vaccines

    Orac
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Yesterday, I wrote about false balance in reporting on vaccines in the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak. For those who’ve never encountered this blog, what I mean by false balance is when journalists, in a misguided belief that there are “two sides” (i.e., an actual scientific controversy) about the safety of childhood vaccines and…
  • False balance about vaccines rises from the grave…again

    Orac
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Imagine, if you will, a time machine capsule going all the way back to the earliest days of this blog, back in 2005 and 2006. Now consider the antivaccine movement, which somehow I became very interested in very early, an interest that continues to this day. Do you remember one theme that I kept hitting…
  • Dr. Oz’s “green coffee bean extract” scammer guest must repay $9 million

    Orac
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    If there’s one aspect of 2014 that I enjoyed, it’s that it was a very bad year for our old friend, America’s quack, a.k.a. Dr. Mehmet Oz. It seemed that, finally, some of the chickens were coming home to roost and Dr. Oz was starting to suffer a bit for his promotion of quackery and…
  • Quoth Katie Tietje: Stop being mean to non-vaccinators!

    Orac
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here we are, into a new week, and the Disneyland measles outbreak continues to grow, the total number of cases now having topped 100 and the disease attributed to someone visiting Disneyland now having reached my state. More than ever, given the high proportion of victims who weren’t vaccinated, antivaccinationists are feeling the heat. Rober,…
  • Quackademic medicine tightens its hold on the Cleveland Clinic

    Orac
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    It’s no secret to my regular readers that it’s highly unlikely that I’ll ever be getting a job at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) any time soon. After all, I’ve written posts about the CCF in which I’ve criticized its promotion of reiki, its establishment of a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbal medicine clinic, complete…
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    World of Psychology

  • Are You an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel? Thoughts on the 4 Tendencies Quiz

    Gretchen Rubin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Last week, I unveiled my Four Tendencies quiz, which helps people determine their Tendency. I developed this framework as part of my research on habits for my book Better Than Before. To take the Quiz, click here. I’m very gratified that so many thousands of people have taken the quiz — and even more gratified by the notes at the end. The comments are fascinating. Zoikes. After reading those comments, I’d make a few observations. First, the quiz is meant to be a tool. It’s not infallible. Your evaluation of your own Tendency matters most. The particular questions, the particular…
  • 6 Essentials in Healing from an Affair

    Margaret Rutherford, PhD
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    I got a call from a TV reporter after the infamous “blue dress” incident during Clinton’s presidency. He wanted to do an interview about the likelihood that the Clintons would break up, given the stress of Hillary discovering Bill lying and cheating. I started smiling. Arkansans, and I am one, have a long history with the Clintons. Then I stated, “If most couples didn’t make it through affairs, the divorce rate would be even higher than it is now. You just hear about the ones that don’t.” Working through an affair is tough. It takes tremendous energy…
  • Best of Our Blogs: January 30, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Imagine trying to live your life normally when you have an injured knee, physical illness or disease. We do the same with emotional problems we try to avoid. We try, for example, to pretend like we can do it all. We blindly hope we don’t need that medication anymore, that we’ll start taking care of ourselves tomorrow or that the stress we’re enduring is not only normal, but necessary in order to have a meaningful, fulfilling life. We think we’re fine, but what we don’t know is how it’s all affecting us, how we have to compensate in other ways to adjust…
  • How to Use Feng Shui to Enhance Love, Clarity, and Energy

    Psych Central Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Looking to create more love, wealth or clarity in your life? Then watch today’s episode of Conscious Living ®, where Feng Shui practitioner and organizational expert Linda Pisani draws on this 5,000+ year art form to share simple, easy tips for clearing clutter, increasing “chi” or energy flow in your environment, and transforming any space into an abundant haven. This article courtesy of Spirituality and Health.
  • Feeling Overwhelmed? 5 Tips that May Help

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Many of us tend to think these kinds of thoughts daily: “I’m sooo busy. Life has been really overwhelming. I feel like I’m being torn apart. I wish I could clone myself, so I could keep up. I’ll relax after I’m done with all the tasks on my list — though I have no idea when that’ll actually happen.” We may feel like we’re in a constant state of stressed out and overwhelmed. Brigid Schulte can relate. She’s an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post – a fast-paced and highly demanding job — and a mom to two kids — which no doubt…
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    Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones

  • We Have Some Good News For You About the Koala That Was Burned in the Fire

    Tim McDonnell
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    After a series of devastating bushfires ripped through Australia earlier this month, volunteers across the world quickly came to the rescue with custom-knitted mittens for the burned paws of koalas (way too many volunteers, it turns out). The poster koala that sparked the movement was Jeremy, whose heart-rending hospital room portrait quickly went viral. Good news! Jeremy is fully recovered and back in the wild. From the BBC: He has since made a complete recovery, says Aaron Machado, who operates the clinic that treated the animal... "The only thing he has to do now is get used to not having…
  • Attention, Sunday Shows: Here Are 5 Republicans Who Won't Lie to Your Viewers About Climate Change

    Jeremy Schulman
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    On Wednesday, I wrote about a new Media Matters for America study that shines a light on a big problem with how TV news shows cover climate change. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are warming the planet, but Media Matters found that the highly influential Sunday morning talk shows often feature misleading talking points from global warming skeptics. Frequently, these segments turn into bizarre debates between those who accept science and those who reject it. On NBC's Meet the Press, for example, almost two-thirds of the climate coverage last year included "false balance,"…
  • The Senate Just Approved Keystone XL

    Tim McDonnell
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Senate has been a very busy bunch of beavers over the last month. After just a week of being in session, they had already taken more votes than they did in all of 2014. It's all thanks to the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been the primary topic of floor debate for the last three weeks. Almost immediately after the new Congress got started, the House passed a bill to approve construction of the pipeline. As new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) had promised, the Senate then took up its own Keystone bill, which President Barack Obama promptly promised to veto. (The president has long…
  • This Chart Shows That Americans Are Way Out of Step With Scientists on Pretty Much Everything

    Tim McDonnell
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    Here's one big reason why the US has been so slow to take aggressive action on climate change: Despite the wide consensus among scientists that it's real and caused by humans, the general public—not to mention a disconcerting number of prominent politicians—remains divided. It's not just climate change. On a range of pressing social issues, scientists and the public rarely see eye-to-eye. That's the result of a new Pew poll released today that compared views of a sample of 2,000 US adults to those of 3,700 scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement…
  • 6 Terrifying Facts About Measles

    Kiera Butler
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The current outbreak of measles that began in California has sickened 86 people and landed 30 babies in home isolation. The California Department of Health has issued an official warning that "any place where large numbers of people congregate and there are a number of international visitors, like airports, shopping malls and tourist attractions, you may be more likely to find measles, which should be considered if you are not vaccinated." Not everyone is so concerned. In a Facebook post on January 16, celebrity pediatrician Robert "Dr. Bob" Sears encouraged his followers not to "let anyone…
 
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    Pharma Marketing Blog

  • When It Comes to Social Media, Pharma Tells Patients: "Do As We Say, Not As We Do"

    PharmaGuy
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Weeding out unsavory, "offensive," or spammy comments is a fact of social media life that has to be dealt with. In general, pharmaceutical companies avoid dealing with comments on social media sites like Facebook and Youtube, although a few do allow them and deal with them via "moderation."Recently, I learned about a Social Media Toolkit for Patient Associations published in October, 2012, by Janssen in Belgium.  Here's what that toolkit says about moderation:Comments from members of your network build credibility and a sense of community. However, while generally…
  • Transparency is Good in Theory, But Not in Practice

    PharmaGuy
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:44 am
    I attended SMi's Social Media in the Pharmaceutical Industry conference this week and, as usual whenever I attend these conferences in the UK, I meet some very interesting people and get a new perspective on important issues that usually are not discussed in the U.S.Take ethics, for example. I touched upon that topic in my presentation ("The Sorry State of Pharma Mobile Apps and What to Do About It"). But the presentation by Nick Broughton (@NickBroughton) was 100% devoted to "implementing social media ethics" in the pharmaceutical industry.One of the principles…
  • FDA Says It Will Not Regulate Low-Risk Mobile Health Apps as Medical Devices

    PharmaGuy
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    "CDRH [FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health] does not intend to examine low risk general wellness products to determine whether they are devices within the meaning of the FD&C Act," says a new guidance posted today on the FDA website ("General Wellness: Policy for Low Risk Devices. Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff").Recall FDA's "Mobile medical apps Proposed Scope for Oversight" pyramid:There are three parts of the pyramid: The top of the pyramid includes mobile medical apps that are traditional medical…
  • "Innovative" Pharma Marketing Is Not Viral

    PharmaGuy
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Several recent articles and blog posts have claimed there is a lack of "Innovation" among pharma marketers who are afraid to "rock the boat."World of DTC Marketing blogger Rich Meyer, for example, blames pharma’s “conservative” legal/regulatory people for preventing DTC marketers from being more innovative. He would like to see pharma marketers focus more on innovative digital and social media channels. But pharma marketers are afraid to do that because there is less guidance from the FDA and thus more chance that they will inadvertently run afoul of the regulators…
  • LAP-BAND's Social Media Campaign Definitely Violates FDA Guidelines

    PharmaGuy
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    I heard that a number of participants at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco were "baffled" by LAP-BAND's social media campaign. LAP-BAND, marketed by Apollo Endosurgery, is a medical device that is inserted surgically around the stomach to reduce its capacity and thus aid in weight loss.LAP-BAND has a limited indication: "for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions." It also has a number of possible…
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    Not Running a Hospital

  • The judge saw through the lie

    Paul Levy
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:02 pm
    In a Boston Globe story, here's how Priyanka Dayal McCluskey reports on how the outgoing CEO of Partners Healthcare System described the deal that was turned down today by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet L. Sanders:“The judge has said ‘no’ to an agreement that we believe would have paved a pathway to delivering high-quality care closer to home for patients and their families in a lower cost community-based setting."Well, no.  First of all, there was no need for PHS to acquire these hospitals to achieve proper care management for patients.  All it takes is an agreement to…
  • Marching, but where? Moscow, I fear.

    Paul Levy
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Melanie Evans and Bob Herman at Modern Healthcare report that "a new task force made up of providers, insurers and employers has committed to shift 75% of its members' business into contracts with incentives for health outcomes, quality and cost management by January 2020."What's up? Well, the theory is that risk-based payment mechanisms like "accountable care, bundled payments and other contracts with the potential for rewards or penalties based on quality performance and better cost control" will bring about greater efficiency and higher quality in the health care system.  It is argued…
  • Lynne: Initial CMS Evaluations of Readmissions Have Serious Flaws

    Paul Levy
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    Joanne Lynn M.D., Director of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute, wields a scalpel and a battle axe in her recent criticism of initial CMS evaluations of readmissions. The lede:The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has quietly put out two evaluations of the readmissions work– and both documents are remarkable for their failure to evaluate the programs fairly or to provide insights as to what works in what circumstances.Excerpts:The readmissions/discharges metric that CMS and its evaluators use for categorizing success or failure is seriously…
  • John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement

    Paul Levy
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    It's time again for the John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement.This year’s award will be conferred by Standard Register Healthcare in partnership with the National Patient Safety Foundation’s (NPSF) Lucian Leape Institute at the 2015 NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Austin, Texas on April 30 and the award-winning program will be featured on EngagingPatients.org.Last year the award was given to the Open Notes Collaborative and Dr. Nasia Safdar, hospital epidemiologist for the University of Wisconsin Hospital. Who was Mr. Sherman?  Here's…
  • Sampson engages through Chop Chop

    Paul Levy
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:34 pm
    I love Sally Sampson's enthusiastic persistence with regard to teaching kids about tasty good food.  She has been publishing Chop Chop magazine for some time now, and each issue is a treasure of ideas and stories.  The magazineiswidely endorsed by pediatricians and is distributed through children’s hospitals, health centers, public schools, afterschool programs, Indian reservations, and community organizations. ChopChop is also available at newsstands and by subscription.Here's the latest set of blog posts. I like this one on knife skills, with this introduction:Slicing, dicing,…
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    PharmaGossip

  • Mother brought to tears hearing Johnson & Johnson's Risperdal tactics

    insider
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    David SellPosted: Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:05 AMBenita Pledger dabbed at her tears as she sat in a wooden chair outside a court room in Philadelphia's City Hall early Thursday evening."I'm just having a hard time right now," she said, "hearing what the pharmaceutical company was doing."Pledger had just finished a full day of listening to her attorney, Thomas Kline, and former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. David Kessler discuss documents that showed Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceutical subsidiary tried to manipulated data in versions of reports to hide…
  • NNT - The Website

    insider
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    http://www.thennt.com
  • Maurice Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill is more likely to make its proposer money than it is to help anyone who's sick.

    insider
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Maurice Saatchi, his Medical Innovation Bill, and the booming ‘orphan drugs’ marketWikimediaMaurice Saatchi has had a great deal of media attention lately. This has focused for the most part on his Medical Innovation Bill (also known as the Saatchi Bill), which he has campaigned for in the wake of his wife's death from cancer back in 2011, and which will have its 3rd Reading in the House of Lords on Friday (23rd January). But Lord Saatchi is also, of course, a very astute and successful businessman.2013 was a good year for M&C Saatchi Plc, of which Maurice Saatchi is a director and…
  • NICE - what's hot in 2015

    insider
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:50 am
    The Medicines and Prescribing Centre at NICE has published the 2015 update to Key therapeutic topics - Medicines management options for local implementation (PDF).This publication summarises key therapeutic areas where there are potential opportunities for maintaining or improving quality and improving value.This update has retained the previous 14 therapeutic topics. All the topics have been reviewed and updated in the light of new guidance and important new evidence. Changes include:KTT2: Renin-angiotensin system drugs. The addition of a table summarising NICE recommendations on the use of…
  • Daiichi Sankyo Inc. Agrees to Pay $39 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations Under the False Claims Act

    insider
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, January 9, 2015Daiichi Sankyo Inc., a global pharmaceutical company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, has agreed to pay the United States and state Medicaid programs $39 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe Daiichi drugs, including Azor, Benicar, Tribenzor and Welchol, the Justice Department announced today.“The Anti-Kickback Statute prohibits payments intended to influence a physician’s ordering or prescribing…
 
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    Health and Wellness News

  • Researchers Probe Why Colds Are More Likely in Winter

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Researchers Probe Why Colds Are More Likely in WinterTUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) - Though it's never been scientifically confirmed, conventional wisdom has it that winter is the season of sniffles. Now, new animal research seems to back up that idea. It suggests that as internal body temperatures fall after exposure to cold air, so too does the immune system's ability to beat back the rhinovirus that causes the common cold. "It has been long known that the rhinovirus replicates better at the cooler temperature, around 33 Celsius (91 Fahrenheit), compared to the core…
  • Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: When Baby Needs a Medical Test(HealthDay News) - It can be frightening for parents and baby when a little one needs a medical test. The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions to help keep the infant calm: - Offer plenty of gentle touches, and keep your voice quiet and soothing. Don't make any loud noises or sudden movements. Make sure baby can see you at all times, even when being held by the medical staff. Cuddle baby in an upright position. Distract baby with a favorite song or toy. Copyright © 2015 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
  • Health Tip: Can't Eat Wheat Flour?

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Health Tip: Can't Eat Wheat Flour?(HealthDay News) - If you can't eat wheat flour, there's a wide variety of alternatives available. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: - Almond flour, potato flour, rice flour or rye flour. Amaranth flour, ground from the ancient seed. Soy flour or flaxseed flour. Oat flour, barley flour or buckwheat flour. Spelt flour, made from an ancient grain that's related to wheat. Sorghum flour, made from the antioxidant-rich grain. Copyright © 2015 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
  • Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: StudyMONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) - Working rotating night shifts may pose a threat to your health, a new study suggests. The study defined rotating shift work as at least three nights spent working each month, in addition to days and evenings worked in the month. In the new study, researchers led by Dr. Eva Schernhammer of Harvard Medical School tracked 22 years of data from about 75,000 nurses across the United States. While the study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, it found that people who…
  • Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Wellness.com - Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear WinnerTUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) - Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing - but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded. Using data from almost 140 studies, researchers found all of the widely used arthritis treatments - from over-the-counter painkillers to pain-relieving injections - brought more relief to aching knees over three months than did placebo pills. But there were some surprises in the study, according to lead researcher Dr.
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    Health - CBSNews.com

  • Newest eating disorder: obsessive, extreme healthy eating

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Doctors have encouraged healthy eating, but now some are concerned that some people are taking it too far. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins CBSN to explain how the newest eating disorder is orthorexia, where people take healthy eating to an unhealthy extreme.
  • Stroke risk for middle-aged heavy drinkers

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    New research finds that people who drink heavily in middle age have a one-third higher risk for stroke compared to light drinkers. Heavy drinkers are also having strokes younger. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the study.
  • Concern over measles outbreak affects Super Bowl

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Arizona health officials are on high alert for measles ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl. The state is asking unvaccinated people who may have been exposed to measles to stay home for three weeks. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the outbreak.
  • Heavy drinking may point to higher risk of stroke

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    Researchers say heavy drinking may lead to a bigger risk of stroke than traditional risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. Also, new recommendations about sugar intake. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories.
  • Dental care for pets can even include braces

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Keeping teeth strong and clean can help a dog or cat lead a longer, healthier life. For animals with more serious dental problems, some vets offer braces and even a version of Invisalign designed just for dogs.
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    Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily

  • Latent HIV may lurk in 'quiet' immune cells, research suggests

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    HIV can lie dormant in infected cells for years, even decades. Scientists think unlocking the secrets of this viral reservoir may make it possible to cure, not just treat, HIV. Researchers have gained new insight on which immune cells likely do, and do not, harbor this latent virus.
  • Stress shared by same-sex couples can have unique health impacts

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Minority stress -- which results from being stigmatized and disadvantaged in society -- affects same-sex couples' stress levels and overall health, research indicates. Authors of a new study state that the health effects of minority stress shared by a couple can be understood as distinct from individual stress, a new framework in the field.
  • Research uncovers connection between Craigslist personals, HIV trends

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Craigslist's entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research. When mapped at the national level, more than 6,000 HIV cases annually and treatment costs estimated between $62 million and $65.3 million can be linked to the popular website, the authors state.
  • Study links deficiency of cellular housekeeping gene with aggressive forms of breast cancer

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    A strong link between the most aggressive type of breast cancer and a gene that regulates the body's natural cellular recycling process, called autophagy, has been uncovered by researchers.
  • DNA nanoswitches reveal how life's molecules connect

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    'Bio-molecular interaction analysis, a cornerstone of biomedical research, is traditionally accomplished using equipment that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars,' said the senior author of a new study. 'Rather than develop a new instrument, we've created a nanoscale tool made from strands of DNA that can detect and report how molecules behave, enabling biological measurements to be made by almost anyone, using only common and inexpensive laboratory reagents.'
 
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    Environmental Health News

  • Climate change, vaccination: Scientists, public far apart in concerns, poll shows.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
  • Study: Climate change to bring more nasty La Niñas.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Extreme La Niñas could become more frequent because of global warming, according to a study out this week in the British journal Nature Climate Change.
  • Nuclear power needs to double to meet warming goal.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan chilled global attitudes toward nuclear power, the world has been slowly reconciling its discomfort with nuclear and the idea that it may have a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change.
  • Fast sea level rise is a very recent change.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sea levels have been rising pretty quickly over the past two decades — on average, about 3 millimeters (0.12 inch) per year. Scientists had known that this rate of rise was speeding up. But new data indicate that, compared to 25 years ago or more, those recent increases are far steeper than previously realized.
  • Most Americans support government action on climate change, poll finds.

    jpmyers@ehsic.org
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan environmental research group Resources for the Future.
 
 
 
 
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    NaturalNews.com

  • How to survive when the dollar collapses

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) The current administration would like for you to believe that the economy is on the mend and that we can look forward to growth in 2015. But most economists and basically anyone with a grain of sense will tell you otherwise.The drop in oil prices may seem like a...
  • U.S. Justice Dept. says police can no longer steal assets from the public

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) In a rare display of "actually-doing-the-right-thing-for-a-change," the United States Department of Justice has announced that it will no longer permit state and local authorities to invoke a federal law making it legal for state and local officials to seize private...
  • Don't fly without these 20 TSA-approved items in your prepper's carry-on bag

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) What is a more uncomfortable feeling than relinquishing all of the items that are normally part of your EDC kit? (Story by Daisy Luther, republished from TheOrganicPrepper.ca)Here's one: relinquishing those items and boarding a plane to fly across the country.For...
  • EU government votes to allow GMO bans across Europe

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) After much ballyhooing about what the law would end up entailing for the future of biotechnology in Europe, the European Parliament has decided to pass a resolution allowing individual EU member states the freedom to "opt out" of any potential future approvals for genetically...
  • Insect cuisine coming soon to a store near you - Can bugs feed the world?

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    (NaturalNews) "Stinkbugs have an apple flavor, and red agave worms are spicy. A bite of tree worm apparently brings pork rinds to mind," reports National Geographic. "This information will come in handy for those of us following the latest recommendation from the United Nations: Consume...
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    Renegade Health

  • Can These Compounds Help You Live Longer? New Longevity Drugs

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Since the 1990s, I’ve been studying the biology of aging and traveling the world looking for ways to reverse the effects of aging. When we’re in our twenties, our vivid childhood imagination overlaps with adult reasoning, so we can’t imagine that we’ll ever grow old. It’s as if old people have always been old, and we believe we’ll always remain young. Is there a biological basis for this belief? Since the 1990s, while researching material for my book, Prolonging Health (2002), I’ve been studying the biology of aging and traveling the world looking for ways to reverse the effects…
  • Are Grains Really Healthy to Eat?

    Frederic Patenaude
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Should you eat grains? The debate rages on in the diet community, and many people are still confused about the role of grains in the human diet. Paleo folks say you should avoid grains because we’ve only been cultivating them for what, like 10,000 years? Raw foodists say to avoid grains because, well… grains have to be cooked! And low-carb dieters also avoid grains because grains are a starchy food, full of carbs. On the other hand… Advocates of most plant-based diets consume whole grains. Author Dr. McDougall makes a compelling case that human beings should live on a starch-based diet,…
  • Thyroid Problems Becoming More Common: 3 Blood Tests to Take

    Dr. J. E. Williams
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is no reason for people with thyroid imbalance to go undiagnosed. There’s a lot of concern about thyroid health. There should be! It’s a problem that’s getting worse. Doctors used to think that for every eight low thyroid cases, one was of overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), and the other seven were of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). That’s changed. Now, general practitioners see one hyperthyroid case in about every four hypothyroid cases. And, hypothyroidism is becoming more common. The same goes for autoimmune thyroid disease. When I first started practicing about…
  • Healthy and Not-So-Healthy Supplements for Your Cat : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

    Kevin Gianni
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Seriously, he’d prefer a bit of tuna. Does your cat need nutritional supplements? It’s a question that vets get asked more often these days. Our pets are part of our families, and we want them to be as healthy and happy as possible, so they’ll enjoy as long as life as they can with us. Most vets will say that as long as you’re feeding your cat a cat food that’s formulated to provide a balance diet, and the cat is healthy, you don’t need supplements. Others, however, counter that food stored for a long time on the shelves can lose some of its nutritional…
  • Renegade Health Radio 37: Top Ways to Overcome a Virus

    Kevin Gianni
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    In this episode: Frederic and Kevin are back after a well-deserved vacation. Kevin talks about getting sick. We discuss the top ways to overcome a virus. Download TRANSCRIPT Fred: Renegade Health Radio. Fredric Patenaude talking with Kevin Gianni. Kevin, it’s been a while. The first pod cast in 2015—we are doing it today. How are you doing? Kevin: I’m doing great. I want to thank everyone for waiting. I know that you guys were just sitting there, opening your pod cast app every day just saying, “Where is the next Renegade Health Radio?” It was the holidays. We took a break. We had a…
 
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    In the Pipeline

  • Sanofi's Search

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Have you noticed that Sanofi hasn't named a replacement yet for their ousted CEO Chris Viehbacher? It doesn't seem to be for lack of trying. Stories have come out over the last few months about various people who have been said to have been under consideration, but. . .nothing. This story from Reuters says that the problem is that people don't really understand what happened to Viehbacher - which presumably makes it harder for them to figure out how to keep it from happening to them. "The trouble with finding a successor hinges on the fact that we don't know the real reason he was fired, and…
  • Underpowered And Overinterpreted

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    Time for another "watch those statistics" post. I did one about this time last year, and I could do one every couple of months, to be honest. Here's a good open-access paper from the Royal Society on the problem of p-values, and why there are so many lousy studies out there in the literature. The point is summed up here: If you use p=0.05 to suggest that you have made a discovery, you will be wrong at least 30% of the time. If, as is often the case, experiments are underpowered, you will be wrong most of the time. True, true, and true. If you want to keep the false discovery rate down to…
  • Instant Azides, and More

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    I like this reaction, highlighted by See Arr Oh here. It comes in and adds an azide group where there used to be just an alkyl CH bond. That's an instant amine group, naturally, via reduction, as well as an instant triazole should you be in to that sort of thing. This goes along with a number of recent reports of oxidations, fluorinations, and the like that can be done on elaborate scaffolds, more at the end of a synthesis than the beginning. (There's some photochemistry in this category, too, such as MacMillian's photo-Minisci carbon-carbon bond formation). I'm a big fan of these sorts of…
  • Flex Pharmaceuticals Is Testing What?

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Flex Pharmaceuticals went public the other day, another in the string of IPOs in the biopharma world. This is also another Christopher Westphal company - he was a founder of Sirtris, about which much ink and many pixels (here and elsewhere) have been shed, and more recently founded Verastem (who also went public with alacrity). Before that he was working with GSK's venture capital operation, an association which ended rather suddenly in 2011. So what does Flex have going for it? They have a therapy being tested for noctural leg cramps and other neuromuscular spasms. Fine. What is this…
  • Expensive Placebos Work Better

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    The placebo effect weirds everyone out. I think we can say that without much fear of contradiction. It seems like magic, the fact that just thinking that you're getting some treatment of benefit can have actual benefits. Magic, though, it is not. This new study in the journal Neurology (press release here) is, at first, one of the weirder placebo effects yet documented. But if you look closer, it provides a scientific way to think about what's going on. What the authors did was a double-blinded study in Parkinson's patients, testing a new injectable drug affecting dopamine receptors. The…
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    The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

  • What’s in a dream?

    Dr. Michael Breus
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric, chasing dreams can be terrifying, forgot-to-study-for-my-exam dreams can be stressful.  There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams, and lucid dreams. Let’s look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming. Nightmares are broadly defined as frightening dreams…
  • Our Dreaming World

    Dr. Michael Breus
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Dreaming is a fundamental, seemingly timeless part of the human experience. For many thousands of years, humans have contemplated, theorized about, and given meaning to dreams. Ancient cultures paid great attention to dreams. Among diverse ancient cultures, dreams took on many forms of meaning and significance. Sometimes dreams were warnings and messages from gods or divine entities. In some cases, dreams might be evidence of evil spirits. Dreams were considered a vehicle for predicting the future, a way to communicate with the dead, a means to travel beyond the physical limits of the body.
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • smrtGRiPS, Brilliant!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    smrtGRiPS are the World's First Connected Bike Grips. A bike upgrade that makes your bike smarter, safer and more enjoyable to ride without ever needing a display.These are brilliant, better for road bikes (coming soon I hope), but in general, just plain smart. smrtGRiPS seamlessly integrates eyes-free navigation, haptic feedback notifications and a bike tracker. iOS and Android Ready. All right in your hands.
  • Pivotal Living, The Perfect Fitness Band!

    Aaron Usiskin
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    What makes this perfect, $12, that right, by now most everyone has heard of Pivotal Living. They are the company that turned the wearable market on it ear. In a couple months last year they made such and impact that it completely changed everyone's marketing strategy. $12 for a band, brilliant, well its $12 a year for their services. Smart, considering most people stop wearing them after a couple months.The interface and graphics are nice, there are some bugs but PL says they are working them out. To compensate all the early adopters they are giving users another year. So $12 for two years,…
  • New Year, New Gadgets, Garmin fēnix, Wear it All The Time!

    Aaron Usiskin
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    When it comes to watches, it is hard to have one that does it all. Dinner, work, weekends, working in the yard and of course your active lifestyle. Well Garmin fēnix comes closeUncompromising Multisport Training GPS WatchStainless Steel EXO™ antenna with GPS + GLONASS support for fast fix and accuracy1.2-inch sunlight readable color Chroma™ displayFitness training features like VO2 Max and Recovery Advisor (when used with a heart rate montior¹)Outdoor navigation features like 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer, TracBack and Sight’n GoConnect IQ™ compatibility for…
  • Let There Be Light, A Lot Of LIGHT! Trail LED

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    Well biking in the daytime is of course the best way to ride the trails, unless you have a TrailLED. Let's just say that daytime is now anytime you switch this head mounted light system on. The downfall is the price $1200, ouch, the cost of the sun ain't cheep.The Halo is quite simply the most revolutionary bike light on the market in both design and output.  The Halo houses ten of the highest performing CREE LEDs available and emits a wicked 6000 lumens.   (In fact, it is so bright that you should probably have to sign a waiver .)  We deliver those 6000 lumens in a solid,…
  • Iron On Micro Fiber Lens Cleaner, AMAZING!

    Aaron Usiskin
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
    Well the Holidays will rush in great products, PhotoJoJo micro fiber lens cleaner will not disappoint. Carrying around cloths to wipe your glasses, phone, iPad is a bit annoying, now all you need to do is iron one into your bag, shirt, pants, etc..A lens cleaning cloth is like gym motivation – it just never seems to be there when you need it.The Micro Fiber Lens Cleanse Patches are totally here for you in your time of need. These fun patterned patches easily iron on to your duds, so you can rock that cleaning power at all times.The extra soft micro fiber material is way better for your…
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • The Best Exercise To Lose Weight

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

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Did you know your immune system takes a beating when you consume sugar?According to Health Services at Columbia University, when you consume 100 grams of sugar, which is equal to a one liter soda bottle, your white blood cells are 40% less effective at killing germs. This can weaken your immune system for up to five hours.Also, sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C. The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells.Is it time to stop consuming sugar?©…
  • Why We Get Fat

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    From the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes explains why obesity is not caused by eating too much and exercising too little, but rather, by the effect of carbohydrates and their impact on the hormones and enzymes that regulate fat tissue.© 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
  • For Head Colds and Sinus Infections

    25 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    One way to fight head colds and sinus infections, without using antibiotics, is to rinse your sinuses. Some people call it a nasal saline irrigation treatment. You can do this by rinsing them once or twice a day, as soon as you feel an infection.Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, along with two cups warm water. Flush each nostril with one cup of the solution. You can also make an extra quantity for additional flushes, as needed.You can buy a sinus rinse kit at any local drug store.It can take a few days to a week of flushing to get rid of all the gunk, but it gets…
  • Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    According to a new study published in Open Heart, added sugar contributes to heart disease more than salt.It seems it is the carbs and added sugars, found in processed foods, contribute to heart disease, more so than salt."Ingesting one 24-ounce soft drink has been shown to cause an average maximum increase in blood pressure of 15/9 mm Hg and heart rate of 9 bpm. Those who consume 25% or more calories from added sugar have an almost threefold increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, according to the research." - Medical News TodayThe biggest offender? High fructose corn…
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    Hospital Impact

  • Moving beyond centeredness in patient experience

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    by Jason A. Wolf Last year I had the honor to co-author an article, Defining Patient Experience, for the inaugural issue of Patient Experience Journal, of which I also serve as editor. The exercise in conducting the research review and construction of the piece reinforced a fundamental shift I have seen occurring as we work to push the patient experience movement forward. That is, we are entering an era when the concept of centeredness, while critical and central, is no longer enough. In our article we identified "experience" to encompass personal interactions, organization culture and…
  • How monitoring low-acuity patients improves health outcomes

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    by Michael Wong Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is a highly respected comprehensive healthcare facility in the mid-southern region of the United States. Facilities like VUMC lead the way for safer patient care and improved health outcomes. So when Brian Rothman, M.D., an associate professor in the Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology and medical director of perioperative informatics, recently spoke at the inaugural meeting of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids about VUMC's experience with continuous monitoring of low-acuity…
  • Does decision support actually work?

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    by Lynn McVey The medical imaging website Aunt Minnie.com asked the question, "Does decision support work?" I got tricked at first, because I thought it was a question about decisions. Aunt Minnie's question was about the appropriateness of imaging ordering, which happens to be experiencing growing pains. For years, I've always questioned the accuracy of "decision support." When we play the game "Telephone," even the simplest phrase, "The moon is made from green cheese" ends up as "The cream cheese on the spoon is creamy." I exaggerate, yet something always gets lost in translation. This is…
  • Hospital reputation lessons from the football field to the tennis court

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    by Kent Bottles Hospital leaders can learn a lesson about reputation management from two current sports stories. The first story is the well-known "Deflategate," and the second is the less-publicized example of sportsmanship from the Australian Tennis Open. Even those who don't follow the NFL have been inundated with stories about how the New England Patriots played the first half of their AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts with footballs that had been deflated. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has in the past stated that he favors footballs that are underinflated, and…
  • Healthcare reform, rising costs: A conversation with Paul Keckley about America's 'Bitter Pill'

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    by Ilene MacDonald Journalist Steven Brill has been making the rounds promoting his new book, "America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System." The book details the behind-the-scenes political infighting and industry lobbying over the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This week my colleague Ron Shinkman gave his take on Brill's latest piece and the different light it casts on healthcare finance from the prism of his social status. Last week Brill published a piece in Time about his personal experience of being a patient at New York…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Do We Have What It Takes to be Helpful with Suicidal People?

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:10 pm
    (credit: Kendrea Johnson Family)Recently, I read about Kendrea Johnson, a six year old girl who allegedly hung herself with a jumprope. Her case has bothered me deeply not just because it was a senseless death of an innocent child, or because of the sadness she must have experienced by being put into the foster care system, or even just because the idea of a six year old struggling with suicidal ideation is so disturbing. I was bothered because I do not know how I could have helped such a child if I had been given the opportunity. “I’m sorry.” “I’m sad for what I do.”These notes,…
  • Training Myself to Write, Part Two

    11 Jan 2015 | 12:56 am
    It has been one month since I decided to train myself to be a writer. You may recall I was inspired by the output of other writers. I just didn’t compare well to their prolificness. I had all these great ideas covered in cobwebs in my head because I didn’t write fast enough. I wanted to take my writing to the next level and worried about all my downtime. Yes, yes, I am disabled and sick all the time. However, if I wanted to make a living as a writer there had to be some changes. The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized there wasn’t much I could do about that…
  • Training Myself To Write

    10 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Today I was reading an article by Dean Wesley Smith about Pulp Speed. He talked about the golden age of pulp fiction where writers who were disciplined could write 1,000,000 words a year or more. That's only 2778 words per day he calculated, working everyday of the month. Of course, you might want to take the weekend off, so subtracting four Sundays & Saturdays from a thirty day month would mean you'd need to write 3788 words per day to get the same results. At 1000 words an hour, that's just under four hours of work daily—part time status. If you doubled that and worked an eight hour…
  • Here's to Ten Years with A Splintered Mind

    9 Jan 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Just a brief break from book writing to mark this amazing date. Ten years online. I still can't believe it. Thank you for all of your support.I originally began this blog because a neighbor told me that ADHD didn't exist. She was a school teacher, and she felt that ADHD was just an excuse parents used to get kids out of doing homework. I was more mad at myself than her, however. I stood there gobsmacked instead of helping her understand how wrong she was. I was still ashamed then to tell people about my ADHD, but I was more ashamed of myself for not standing up to her misconceptions. I…
  • Suicide: No One Cares? It Depends on Who You Listen To

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    Do you struggle with suicidal ideation and keep it to yourself because so many people let you down? Do you have a hard time opening up to people about these dark feelings because you’re afraid of being rejected? You might be surprised to learn you’re in good company. A lot of suicidal people receive a slap in the face instead of a hand of support, metaphorically speaking. I’ve confided in family members, ecclesiastical leaders, and friends only to be let down time after time. Some people simply can’t handle the conversation. Their mind flees out of their ear in search of sunshine the…
 
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    Cancer Research UK - Science blog

  • ‘The UK woke up late to the problem of cancer’ – Professor Sir Mike Richards

    Mike Richards
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:54 am
    At last year’s NCRI Cancer Research Conference,  England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, and former National Cancer Director, Professor Sir Mike Richards was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for his work over three decades in helping to transform the UK’s cancer services. Here, he shares his thoughts on the change he’s seen over his long and distinguished career. ‘What would I want for myself?’ Improving the way we care for cancer patients has been a passion of mine for decades. But I always try to take a step back and ask: if I were a cancer patient what care would I…
  • The latest plot twist in the treatment of prostate cancer

    Misha Gajewski
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:58 am
    Understanding how tumour cells can become resistant to treatment is one of the biggest challenges facing scientists and doctors today. At times, the twists and turns a cancer takes can feel more like the plot of a Hollywood thriller than something rooted in biology. And prostate cancer is just one example of a disease with several complicated plotlines. In 1941, at the University of Chicago, Dr. Charles Huggins pioneered a therapy that would transform how we treat prostate cancer that has spread. The approach works by limiting the levels of the body’s male sex hormones – known as…
  • News digest – next steps for standard cig packs, couples getting healthy, e-cigarettes and more

    Nick Peel
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Great news: the UK Government is one step closer to introducing plain, standardised packaging for tobacco products. This announcement received widespread media coverage, and we blogged about the news and what happens next. In another prominent story this week, we part-funded a study which found that people are more successful in taking up healthy habits if their partner makes positive changes too. The BBC, the Guardian and Mail Online covered this one. We blogged about it too. Our new figures show that cancer deaths in children and young people have fallen by 58 per cent in the past 40 years.
  • Getting healthy: Is two better than one?

    Misha Gajewski
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    “I get by with a little help from my friends” goes the famous Beatles song. Let’s be honest, the world would be a pretty daunting place if you had to face all life’s challenges by yourself. So it doesn’t really matter whether it’s a friend, your mum, your significant other, or just a kind stranger: things become much more manageable when you have a helping hand. This is especially true when it comes to changing our less healthy habits. At least that’s the finding of a new study that we helped fund and which made the headlines this week. Researchers found that people were more…
  • Standard packs: another step closer to a giant leap for public health

    Chris Woodhall
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Nearly four years ago we said, on this very blog, how pleased we were that measures to introduce plain, standardised tobacco packaging were ‘on the table’. Since then we have peppered our blog with 31 articles on the subject – with countless more referencing it as part of our wider work. And no matter how many times we have stated the facts about tobacco-use they remain as shocking and enduring: Two-thirds of smokers start before the age of 18 One in two long-term smokers will die from their addiction Smoking accounts for more than half of the preventable cases of cancer And in the…
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    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

  • FDA’s new labeling rule: clinical implications

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. The post FDA’s new labeling rule: clinical implications appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Parent’s Suicide Attempt Increases a Child’s Risk of Suicide

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Previous studies have shown that children who have lost a parent to suicide are more likely to attempt suicide than children whose parents died unintentionally.  One obvious explanation for this finding is that the parents who attempt or commit suicide are more likely to have a mood disorder or serious psychiatric illness and that their […] The post Parent’s Suicide Attempt Increases a Child’s Risk of Suicide appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Opioid Prescriptions among Women of Reproductive Age (2008–2012): A Growing Problem

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    This report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was published yesterday and is a good, albeit alarming, companion to the post we published yesterday on obstetrical outcomes. The post Opioid Prescriptions among Women of Reproductive Age (2008–2012): A Growing Problem appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
  • Opioid Abuse and Dependence in Pregnancy: Impact on Obstetrical Outcomes

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:59 pm
    In a recent study, researchers looked at the rising nationwide trend of opioid abuse and dependence in pregnancy and obstetrical outcomes in this patient population.  Previous research has focused on neonatal outcomes, such as neonatal abstinence syndrome; however, maternal complications have not been well-studied.  In this study, data was collected from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), including nearly 57 million American women who were admitted for obstetric delivery between the years 1998-2011.  Overall 113,105 of those women (0.2%) were identified as abusing or being dependent on…
  • Folic Acid is Essential for All Women of Reproductive Age

    MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week was National Folic Acid Awareness Week at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), so this seems like a great time to remind women (and their caregivers) of the importance of folic acid in the prevention of birth defects. By taking the recommended dosage of folic acid daily, women will reduce the risk of neural tube […] The post Folic Acid is Essential for All Women of Reproductive Age appeared first on MGH Center for Women's Mental Health.
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    Health Blog

  • Techniques to wet curly hair

    Simon
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    The girls who have curly hair feel they are fighting an uphill battle to keep her curls with shine, as this type of hair tends to be drier than others.However, you can keep the moisture in your hair using the right products and moisturizing the hair during the day.Say goodbye to dry hair and enjoying the soft, manageable curls! Keep wetting Part of the battle to keep hair hydrated reside in your cleaning routine. Many shampoos and conditioners contain sulfates and alcohols that strip curls much needed moisture. In addition foaming shampoo can also remove moisture and natural oils from your…
  • Natural products for frizzy or coarse hair

    Simon
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    The frizzy or coarse hair is beautiful to look at, but can be unwieldy.Can easily be wrapped on itself, causing entanglements, damage and dullness.Frizzy hair is nourished by the frequent moisturizing, strengthening and gentle handling techniques.Three natural products ideal to make frizzy or coarse hair look better are shea butter, aloe vera gel and henna. Shea butter Shea butter, made ​​from the seeds of shea Africa, is a thick cream rich in vitamin A. According to the American Institute of shea butter, shea butter provides benefits for all skin and hair types. According to the…
  • Tips for curly hair

    Simon
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Curly hair goes from closed to wavy curls.Regardless of the type of curly hair you have, care for and use proper grooming techniques can make a difference in how your hair looks every day.Curly hair is prone to frizz, dry and put thick if not cared forproperly Choose an experienced stylist The stylist you choose need to be familiar with curly hair, according BeautySurvival.com. An expert in curly hair stylist can advise regarding styles and cuts that will work well with your hair type and face shape. A stylist who knows about curly hair can also give information on caring for your hair as…
  • How do I comb my hair thick, fantastic hairstyle?

    Simon
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Curly hair is fantastic and can grant you an unconventional beauty, and yet there you are, trapped under a bristling hair.The spiky hair naturally tends to be dry, and when the locks are dry, thirsty and absorb moisture from theair What’s the score?The good news is that it is simple moisturize your hair in preparation for styling.Reconcile with your hair type to create a voluminous hairstyle. One of the advantages of thick curls it gives you the ability to hide hairpins and hair bands between your strands, which will leave people wondering how you managed that fantastic hairstyle!
  • How to use a facial steamer

    Simon
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    Advances in technology and the cosmetics industry make it possible for many office procedures such astreatments Facials, can be done at home.You can buy masks, moisturizers deep,treatmentsand even beauty salons equipment at apricereasonable.One of the latest products introduced in the market is the facial steamer.Use batteries or a power outlet and water to start and operate your facial steamer.With the right knowledge and some more items, you’ll be ready to use your facial steamer and enjoy a relaxing treatment in seconds. Instructions How to use a facial steamer Prepare your…
 
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    Evolving Wellness

  • How Hypnotherapy Can Help Your Health and Wellness

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    This article is written for EvolvingWellness.com by guest author Jon Rhodes. I have been a hypnotherapist since 2002. In this time I have seen A LOT of what hypnotherapy can do, and how it does it. I'm sure many of you wonder if hypnotherapy can help you. We ALL have different issues that we'd like help resolving. Can hypnotherapy help yours? If so, how does it do it? In this article I would like to share with you what, I know from experience, hypnosis can help you with. What hypnotherapy helps with In my experience, hypnotherapy is capable of helping with pretty much everything in your life.
  • Chickpea Parsley Lemon Salad

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    Characteristics This delicious and filling salad brings out the best in parsley and chickpeas thanks to the juicy punch of lemon and other robust flavors thanks to a variety of spices. Aside from rich flavors, it is also full of rich textures to delight the palette. This meal is high in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, with lots of antioxidant activity. It is high in healthy carbohydrates and protein, and naturally low in fat and sodium. It is high in fiber and cholesterol free, and can easily be used as a salad meal anytime of the day. TYPE: Meal, Salad, Appetizer PERPARATION TIME:…
  • Chocolate Mint Truffles Recipe

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Characteristics This fun and decadent treat makes a great snack or dessert that you can feel good about eating. It is based solely on wholesome ingredients, including a variety of powerful superfoods. The truffles are rich in protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are naturally low in sodium, have no refined sugars and all of their calories are nutrient dense. They are super easy and quick to make and require no cooking, meaning that you benefit from the highest level of nutritional integrity. TYPE: Dessert, Snack PREPARATION: < 15 mins SERVING: Makes…
  • 7 Reasons and Recipes to Drink Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juices

    29 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    This article is written for Evolving Wellness by guest author Vineetha Reddy. Ease and convenience are the reasons people give for preferring to have their fruits and vegetables as juices, rather than as a whole. Of course, it cannot be ignored that eating the whole fruit or vegetable is not quite equivalent to its juiced counterparts. Nonetheless, juicing helps people easily meet the recommended daily target of fruits and vegetables. If you are not eating enough whole fruits and vegetables, aim to consume between one and a half to three cups of pure, fresh juice daily. Adding more fruit and…
  • Evolving Wellness in Action: Wally Brown

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

  • A Must Watch of Jimmy Kimmel's Taking on "Cold Pressed Jüce"

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Love the Kimmel, and today he's hosting a fabulous Funny Friday."Feel it go through your lungs, your liver, your spleen"Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesA Deliciously Tongue in Cheek Mitchell and Webb Dinner PartyI Don't Care if This Video Doesn't Get Many Likes Because Canada!#JeSuisCharlie #JeSuisAhmed #JeSuis ... 
  • Sobey's #BetterFoodForAll Campaign Promotes Health, Sales and Woo

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    I really wanted to love this campaign. Sobey's Better Food for All program positions itself as a campaign designed to increase the love of real food, cooking and health, and so with hope in mind, I headed over to their site to find out. Parts of it really are great. There are easy to make nutritious recipes courtesy of Jamie Oliver. There are Twitter, Facebook and Instagram campaigns where people can share their real food successes. There's also some helpful posts on the blog including some tips for getting kids into the kitchen more and some ideas for packing a healthy lunch, but much of the…
  • Kudos to Coca-Cola. No, Really.

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    The applause definitely need not be big, but Coca-Cola is actually doing something I can applaud them for, or more accurately, they're not doing something that I can applaud them for. Yesterday in Canada, Coca-Cola announced that they're reducing the calories in their flagship Coca-Cola beverage by 8% (given all calories in Coca-Cola come from sugar that also means a sugar reduction of 8%), and the article where I read about all of this also notes that in the near future they will be replacing their ubiquitous 20oz bottles with 16.9oz bottles. All told that means that people accustomed to…
  • Canada's New Adult Obesity Treatment Guidelines Exclude Actual Treatment

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Yesterday saw the publication of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s “Recommendations for prevention of weight gain and use of behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care”From the title you might think that in it there will be guidelines for both behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care, but you’d be mistaken. The 13 page guidelines ultimately provide only four recommendations to Canada’s family physicians, and none involve Canada's family…
  • Guest Post: The Unexpected Side Effects of Significant Weight Loss

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    You can buy this photo here.The other day in my office a patient of mine was telling me about some of the surprises she's faced since losing a great deal of weight. Having known her for some time and familiar with her insight and writing abilities, I asked if she was interested in writing a guest post (anonymously or as she chose, with attribution) about them. Happily she agreed, as I imagine will you when I tell you it's terrific, powerful, happy and sad all at the same time. Nine months ago, I had a gastric bypass. When I told people what I was going to do, they were shocked. I wasn't that…
 
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    EmpowHER - Women's Health Online

  • 5 Healthy Innovations You Should Look Out For in 2015

    Erin Kennedy
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Display Title:  5 Healthy Innovations You Should Look Out For in 2015 Subtitle:  Smart and savvy health innovations can help you get in top shape, feel great, stay inspired and save time this year! Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/healthy-technology/content/5-healthy-innovations-you-sho... Align:  left Weight:  -10 Text Color:  Black
  • Danger: Texting Can Put Strain on Your Spine

    Erin Kennedy
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Display Title:  Danger: Texting Can Put Strain on Your Spine Subtitle:  Most of us lean over our phones while texting, unaware of the trouble it can cause our spines. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on Link Text:  Read Full Story URL:  http://www.empowher.com/back-pain/content/danger-texting-can-put-strain-your-spi... Align:  left Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • 6 Common Health Concerns of Millennials

    Jody Smith
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Millennials constituted one-third of the United State's population as of 2013. That makes this group the largest one in the country. Slide Title:  Alcohol Image:  Image Caption:  Auremar/PhotoSpin Image Text:  About 3–5 percent of young women are drinking more than seven drinks a week on a regular basis, considered heavy drinking, according to Millennialmarketing.com. Businesswire.com says that 6 percent of millenial women are drinking too much alcohol several times a week. About 44 percent of millenials in college have a problem with binge drinking, reported…
  • Join @EmpowHER for #HERchat!

    Erin Kennedy
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Display Title:  Join @EmpowHER for #HERchat! Subtitle:  Participate in our women's health conversation on Twitter every Thursday at 7 p.m. ET. Background Image:  Image Only:  No Description Background:  on URL:  http://www.empowher.com/herchat Align:  right Weight:  -9 Text Color:  Black
  • Not So Pretty in Pink: Too Many Women Still Die of Breast Cancer

    Misty Jacobs
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    If breast cancer has taken someone you love, chances are it was stage IV breast cancer that killed her. Image:  Image Caption:  B-D-S/PhotoSpin read more
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    Journal of Hospital Medicine

  • Association of inpatient and outpatient glucose management with inpatient mortality among patients with and without diabetes at a major academic medical center

    Neel M. Butala, Benjamin K. Johnson, James D. Dziura, Jesse S. Reynolds, Janis E. Bozzo, Thomas J. Balcezak, Silvio E. Inzucchi, Leora I. Horwitz
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:37 pm
    BACKGROUNDHospitalized patients with diabetes have experienced a disproportionate reduction in mortality over the past decade. OBJECTIVETo examine whether this differential decrease affected all patients with diabetes, and to identify explanatory factors. DESIGNSerial, cross-sectional observational study. SETTINGAcademic medical center. PATIENTSAll adult, nonobstetric patients with an inpatient discharge between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2010. MEASUREMENTWe assessed in-hospital mortality; inpatient glycemic control (percentage of hospital days with glucose below 70, above 299, and…
  • Stranger than fiction

    Kathleen M. Volkman, Todd D. Barton, Kerry Colby, Zachary D. Goldberger, Andrew A. White
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:37 pm
  • Hospital course and discharge criteria for children hospitalized with bronchiolitis

    Jonathan M. Mansbach, Sunday Clark, Pedro A. Piedra, Charles G. Macias, Alan R. Schroeder, Brian M. Pate, Ashley F. Sullivan, Janice A. Espinola, Carlos A. Camargo,
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:36 pm
    BACKGROUNDFor children hospitalized with bronchiolitis, there is uncertainty about the expected inpatient clinical course and when children are safe for discharge. OBJECTIVESExamine the time to clinical improvement, risk of clinical worsening after improvement, and develop discharge criteria. DESIGNProspective multiyear cohort study. SETTINGSixteen US hospitals. PARTICIPANTSConsecutive hospitalized children age <2 years with bronchiolitis. MEASUREMENTWe defined clinical improvement using: (1) retraction severity, (2) respiratory rate, (3) room air oxygen saturation, and (4) hydration…
  • Interhospital transfers: The need for standards

    Kiran Gupta, Stephanie K. Mueller
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:36 pm
  • Before you call renal: Acute kidney injury for hospitalists

    Cynthia M. Cooper, Andrew Z. Fenves
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Acute kidney injury is a clinical problem of growing incidence in hospitalized patients. It increases the risk of poor outcomes, length of stay and the cost of hospitalization. Successful management of acute kidney injury requires early recognition and diagnosis through detailed medical history, careful physical exam, judicious use of laboratory and radiologic tests and timely renal consultation. Subsequent management is tailored to the likely mechanism of injury with emphasis on limiting both further injury and systemic consequences. A common sense approach to acute kidney injury is…
 
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  • Immunoactivation at the Crossroads of Human Diseases

    Leonid Margolis
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It is becoming increasingly clear that immunoactivation, which evolved as a system of host defense against pathogens, can become dysregulated and promote the pathogenesis of diverse diseases with both known and unknown etiologies (e.g., AIDS, age-related macular degeneration, cancer) as well as aging. Immunoactivation seems to be a “common denominator” or general mechanism of pathogenesis, and may explain the association and similarities in pathology among otherwise unrelated human diseases. Identification of general mechanisms of immunoactivation may lead to the development of new…
  • Heeding the sign: macroscopic T-wave alternans

    Richard Cheng, Amy P. Chan, Ashkan Ehdaie, Malcolm M. Bersohn
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A dangerous arrhythmia in a 60-year-old man with metastatic prostate cancer could, in part, be attributed to a side effect of a drug he was taking. The patient was admitted for atrial fibrillation and heart failure. He had a heart rate of 128 beats per minute with jugular venous distension, bibasilar rales, and lower extremity edema. An injection of denosumab, 120 mg, had been administered 33 days earlier. To control his presenting symptoms, he was treated with a diuretic and placed on metoprolol.
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    European Journal of Internal Medicine

  • Risk identification and possible countermeasures for muscle adverse effects during statin therapy

    Paolo Magni, Chiara Macchi, Beatrice Morlotti, Cesare R. Sirtori, Massimiliano Ruscica
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The use of statins for cardiovascular disease prevention is clearly supported by clinical evidence. However, in January 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released an advice on statin risk reporting that “statin benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects”. Among them the by far most common complication is myopathy, ranging from common but clinically benign myalgia to rare but life-threatening rhabdomyolysis. This class side effect appears to be dose dependent, with more lipophilic statin (i.e.
  • Involvement of family physicians in structured programs for chronic diseases or multi-morbidity in Switzerland

    I. Peytremann-Bridevaux, S.T. Ebert, N. Senn
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and multi-morbidity [1] represents challenges for health systems worldwide. In that perspective, the current organization of healthcare delivery, fragmentation of care, limited use of evidence-based guidelines and patients' insufficient empowerment are some reasons explaining the current limited effectiveness of the management of chronically ill patients [2].
  • Drug treatment of obesity: Current status and future prospects

    Ashish Kumar Kakkar, Neha Dahiya
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Obesity is a growing epidemic and a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Obesity strains the healthcare systems and has profound economic and psychosocial consequences. Historically, pharmacotherapy for obesity has witnessed the rise and fall of several promising drug candidates that had to be eventually withdrawn due to unacceptable safety concerns. Currently four drugs are approved for chronic weight management in obese adults: orlistat, lorcaserin, phentermine/topiramate extended release and naltrexone/bupropion extended release.
  • The survival of patients admitted because of health-care-related adverse events is similar to that after admission for other reasons

    Fabienne J.H. Magdelijns, L. Schepers, E. Pijpers, C.D.A. Stehouwer, P.M. Stassen
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Admissions through the emergency department (ED) because of health-care-related adverse events (AEs), which should not be confused with (blameworthy) medical errors, are common [1–6]. These AEs, including adverse drugs events (ADEs), are responsible for an increase in burden of disease and can have grave consequences [1–6]. An Argentinean study showed that 10.7% of admissions to the department of internal medicine were due to a probable ADE leading to an in-hospital mortality of 8.0% [1]. We showed that nearly 30% of patients admitted to the department of internal medicine were admitted…
  • Do persons with stroke benefit from statin–fibrate combination therapy?

    Luis Castilla-Guerra, Maria del Carmen Fernandez-Moreno
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Treatment with statins reduces the rate of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients, but residual risk persists. At least part of that risk may be attributable to atherogenic dyslipidemia characterized by low HDLc (≤40mg/dL) and high triglycerides (triglycerides ≥150mg/dL) [1]. There is mounting evidence that atherogenic dyslipidemia is an independent predictor of high cardiovascular risk and stroke.
 
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  • FROZEN SHOULDER (ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS)

    Dr. Mercedes R. Entienza
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint.  Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time. Treatment for frozen shoulder involves stretching exercises and, sometimes, the injection of corticosteroids and numbing medications into the joint capsule. In a small percentage of cases, surgery may be needed to loosen the joint capsule so that it can move more freely. Symptoms Frozen shoulder typically develops slowly, and in three stages. Each of these stages can last a number of months. 1. Painful…
  • Now Sleep/wake Disorder Can Be Effectively Solved by an App

    John Halsell
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    In the current competitive era, every business owner is busy preparing new and effective business strategies, which can help them in tasting growth at a very fast pace. With a strategic goal to succeed, professionals do overlook their health and fitness. Working on PCs/laptops for long hours, traveling constantly for marketing purposes and skipping meals has become common practice amongst professionals. As a result, people do suffer from numerous health problems, out of which sleep or wake disorder in most common. With Sleep or Wake disorder, individuals do complain about drowsiness and…
  • The Problems with Healthcare in India

    Nitin Jain
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    Everyone reading this would agree that we lack “proper” healthcare, both in quantity and quality. There is a serious lack of transparency. According to WHO, our per capita spending on healthcare is in the bottom quartile amongst all countries, we are in competition with the likes of Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda (never a good list to be in). This has resulted in an appalling lack in basic government healthcare infrastructure (the only hope for millions). More than 15k people die of negligence every-year, and more than 10 times that number die because of lack of access to even those…
  • Curing the well before they get sick - Preventive Healthcare

    Nitin Jain
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    The last few decades have been a testament to immense progress in the human civilisation. But, these advancements have come at a cost. The world is moving towards a high stress, affluence and sedentary lifestyle which forms the backbone of disorders related to diabetes, heart and obesity- more commonly referred to as Lifestyle Diseases. This coupled with the dearth of physical activity (due to technical and mechanical advancements), have created a conducive environment for these diseases to spread. There is no one doubting the positive role technology has played in improving and simplifying…
  • Healthy Eating: Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning During The Holidays

    Suheir Kilani
    25 Dec 2014 | 11:06 pm
    This year’s festive season is fast approaching. If you are planning to host family get-togethers or invite guests, you should already be thinking of the cuisine and drinks to offer. As you contemplate the meaty dishes, vegetables and wheat foods, discover healthy practices about food preparation and avoid food poisoning during the holidays. Click here to read latest blog to learn tips on healthy eating and avoid food poisoning during the holiday festivities.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Do You Have an Organized Desk?

    Angie
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    I have been challenged! Today, January 12th is “Clean off Your Desk Day”. I was thinking about cleaning mine off this past weekend but never got around to it. Sound familiar? I do feel much better with a clean and organized home office space though, so good timing. Lynn gave some great tips on howRead More
  • New Year’s Eve 2014: Good Times

    Angie
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The 2014 holiday’s have been busy. We have had family living with us since just after our Roatan, Honduras vacation and I’ll be catching you up on everything. My parent’s came for about 10 days for Christmas and it was a fun time. We had a full house and I loved it. This New Year’sRead More
  • Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries

    Angie
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly. Summer squash has a number of benefits like: Good source of fiber Low calories High in vitamin A Good source of potassium Ingredients:Read More
  • Tips for the Beginner Runner

    Angie
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, you’ve been thinking about starting running? You’ve heard about the endorphins or you want to take things up a notch or you just want to try something new. That’s a great idea and as the weather starts to cool off, it’s the perfect time to start. Whether you’ve been a runner in the pastRead More
  • Grilled Veggies Recipe in Foil

    Angie
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for your next veggie-only dish. All you do is preheat your oven or grill to 350 F. Then chop up some veggies & herbs and toss them in some olive oil. InRead More
 
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    EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health

  • New software analyzes human genomes faster than other available technologies

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Nationwide Children's Hospital) Investigators have developed an analysis 'pipeline' that slashes the time it takes to search a person's genome for disease-causing variations from weeks to hours. An article describing the ultra-fast, highly scalable software was published in the latest issue of Genome Biology.
  • New molecular target identified for treating cerebral malaria

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Harvard School of Public Health) A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. They discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease, identifying two molecular pathways that could serve as new targets for treatment.
  • Moffitt study find loss of certain protein is associated with poor prognosis in breast, lung cancer

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have found that breast and lung cancer patients who have low levels of a protein called tristetraprolin have more aggressive tumors and a poorer prognosis than those with high levels of the protein. Their study was published in the Dec. 26 issue of PLoS One.
  • Hot on the trail of the hepatitis-liver cancer connection

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (RIKEN) Using whole genomic sequencing, scientists from RIKEN in Japan have for the first time demonstrated the profound effect that chronic hepatitis infection and inflammation can have on the genetic mutations found in tumors of the liver, potentially paving the way to a better understanding of the mechanisms through which these chronic infections can lead to cancer.
  • Sequencing genetic duplications could aid clinical interpretation

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Emory Health Sciences) To aid in the interpretation of CNVs, researchers have completed detailed maps of 184 duplications found in the genomes of individuals referred for genetic testing.
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    BestHealth Mag

  • Best in beauty: Eyebrow and eyeliner combos

    mgreer
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Megan Kirkwood Short Description:  This season we're seeing some great eyebrow and eyeliner combos. Anything that minimizes clutter while maximizing productivity is a definite score. Here are our best picks Slide Title:  Best for girls on the go Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Marula oil gives this formula a silky touch, while the clever convertible brush in the handle makes it a great go-to for touch-ups on the run. The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner, $15 Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN…
  • Fine, wavy or curly: How to love your hair

    mgreer
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Jill Dunn Short Description:  Embrace your hair's texture! Here's how to best style your hair, whether it's fine, wavy or curly Slide Title:  Learn to love your hair texture Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  There’s nothing more fun than hair nostalgia on social media – a #TBT of a grade school mullet, a perm at prom or that time in college you thought cutting your own bangs was a great idea (been there!) are all bait for scores of likes. But when you chart your hairstyle highs and lows, you want…
  • 5 sexy Valentine's Day getaways in Canada

    mgreer
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Michele Sponagle Short Description:  Reignite your love life with a romantic getaway to a wintry destination in Canada. From awe-inspiring snowy nights to ah-inspiring spa delights, we’ve got you covered when it comes to sexy Valentine's Day weekend ideas Slide Title:  Northern lights in the Yukon Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  The aurora borealis, a.k.a. the northern lights, is a phenomenon that is wrapped in myth and mystery. As ribbons of colour dance across the dark sky, it’s difficult not…
  • Why aren't women worried about heart disease?

    mgreer
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
  • After an affair: The do's and don'ts

    mgreer
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
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  • Precision Medicine Initiative: Some quick resources

    Pia Christensen
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The White House has announced its anticipated “Precision Medicine Initiative,” which it describes as an “emerging field of medicine that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, microbiomes, environments, and lifestyles – making possible more effective, targeted treatments for diseases like cancer and diabetes. ” Health Journalism 2014 featured a panel about personalized medicine and the presentations from “Getting personal: The medical and ethical challenges of using genetic information” may offer some story ideas and considerations…
  • Program uses pharmacists to help manage complex health needs

    Liz Seegert
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Photo: Mikey G Ottawa via Flickr As the Department of Health and Human Services continues its shift towards an outcomes-based payment model, one small health system is working with its pharmacists to create an innovative disease management initiative to minimize hospital readmissions and improve health status for its most complex – and costly – patients. The Comprehensive Health Management program developed by Martin Health System in Stuart, Fla., establishes a progressive role for pharmacists to work directly with older, chronically ill patients. Integrating these neighborhood-based…
  • Panels, key speakers announced for Health Journalism 2015

    Pia Christensen
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    California’s Silicon Valley – an intersection of health and technology – will be home to Health Journalism 2015, AHCJ’s annual conference scheduled for April 23-26. Abraham Verghese Convening at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, hundreds of journalists will visit area sites during field trips, hear from world-class speakers during panels, take part in skill-building workshops and more. The  conference will help reporters, editors and producers cover the latest in medical research, health technology, public health  issues, the business of health care, health policy matters and…
  • HHS faces daunting challenge in moving away from fee-for-service payment

    Joseph Burns
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    Image by 401(K) 2012 via Flickr Finally, we may be seeing the beginning of the end of fee-for-service payment. In an announcement Monday, the federal Department of Health and Human Services set two goals for changing how Medicare will pay for care, making the most significant change in payment in its 50-year history. First, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said that next year, 30 percent of all payment to Medicare providers would be in alternative payment programs that reward hospitals and physicians for how well they care for patients rather than how much care they provide. By 2018, 50…
  • NIH cautions older adults, caregivers to be vigilant about hypothermia

    Liz Seegert
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Photo: U.S. Pacific Fleet via Flickr Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in body temperature that may result in long term, serious health problems such as a heart attack, kidney or liver damage, or death. Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body’s response to cold is often diminished by underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. Certain medications, including over-the-counter cold remedies, can also affect the body’s response to temperature. According to the National Institute on Aging, hypothermia is generally defined as having a core body temperature…
 
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  • How You Can Prevent a Stroke

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Dana Gottesman, Special to LifescriptStrokes kill more women than men, yet most women may not know their stroke risks. Find out what you can do to avoid a stroke… Our brains are command centers that dictate countless activities – speaking, eating, walking and even breathing. This all gets disrupted when a stroke cuts blood flow to the brain. Stroke – a serious, life-altering condition – is the third-leading cause of death in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Every year, nearly 800,000 people have a stroke, the CDC reports. But nearly half of all…
  • One Woman’s Quest to Beat Insomnia

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Fran Smith, Special to LifescriptInsomnia is America’s No. 1 sleep complaint. And people will go to great lengths to fight it. To find out how far, we asked journalist Patricia Morrisroe, whose book Wide Awake recounts her 3-year global quest for better rest… Counting sheep at night? You’re not the only one. About 30% of adults have trouble nodding off or sleeping through the night at some point in any given year, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. About 10% lie awake frequently. One of them is New York-based journalist Patricia Morrisroe. In her book,…
  • Pedometers May Help People With Pre-diabetes

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By The Lifescript Editorial StaffUsing a pedometer for a half-hour daily for a year can significantly lower a person’s chance of developing diabetes, reports a U.K. study.The study was conducted on those with pre-diabetes – a condition in which a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be classified as diabetes. Many people with pre-diabetes go on to develop the disease. The 98 participants were divided into three groups: one received a leaflet about diabetes; one received a three-hour education session on diabetes; and the third group received a…
  • Watching the Grass Grow

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By John H. Sklare, Ed.D, Lifescript Personal CoachI was sitting in my home office looking out the window the other day, trying to decide whether or not to mow my lawn. It hadn't rained in quite a while, so my twice-weekly mowing schedule hadn't been in play for several weeks. It was then that I thought about you and the whole process of weight loss. What does my lawn have to do with your weight? Allow me to explain. I realized that gaining weight and becoming unhealthy is a lot like grass growing because each is a very slow process. So slow, as a matter of fact, that it goes unnoticed until…
  • What to Do When You Have a Heart Attack

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Carole Jacobs, Special to LifescriptA heart attack can be frightening for the person having it. But most are treatable once you know the signs, and many are preventable with simple lifestyle changes. Here’s how to know when to seek help and what to expect in the hospital and later during your recovery... It’s the leading cause of death in women, and yet few of us expect to have a heart attack, and wouldn’t recognize the signs if we did. “Heart attack symptoms in women can be different from those in men,” says Lisa Reis, M.D., a cardiologist and assistant…
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  • California Measles Outbreak Spreading

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerSome visitors to Disneyland in California brought home more than memories from the Magic Kingdom this past holiday season. As of Jan. 23, 78 confirmed cases of measles were connected to an outbreak at the Disney theme park, according to California health officials. Lack of measles vaccine is the suspected cause of the outbreak. Confirmed cases are mostly from California and a few Western states. Disney employees are among those affected. An unimmunized foreign visitor is suspected of having triggered the outbreak. The last major…
  • Cancer Risk May Be a Matter of Bad Luck

    16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerWhat causes cancer? Most cancer risk is due to bad luck when our cells divide, new research report concludes. That’s not to say that the genes we inherit from our parents and our lifestyle choices don’t matter. But they account for only about one-third of cancer risk for the 31 cancers studied, while mutations during cell division may account for as much as two-thirds of our cancer risk. The report by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, published in the journal Science, explains that there is considerable variability…
  • “Vaping” Helps Smokers Kick the Habit

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerTo vape or not to vape… Few images engender more controversy than great, pluming clouds of vapor rising from an electronic cigarette. Depending on your point of view, “vaping” is either just another cigarette in sheep’s clothing or a useful aid to help smokers kick their habit. A recent article published online in the Cochrane Review finds growing evidence that smokers who use electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking. The Review article analyzes results from two randomized trials. Researchers from…
  • Prescribing Antibiotics: Doctors Still Challenged

    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerPrescribing antibiotics – when and for which conditions – is a challenge for many doctors. When I was a resident, many of my colleagues and I carried around a little book chock-full of formulas, dosing tables and medical factoids acquired during years of training. It often came in handy as a reminder as we learned how to care for numerous conditions. Despite all those formulas driven into our brains, absorbing new material and meeting the demands of patients presented a whole new challenge after leaving our training behind.
  • Foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup Make You Hungrier

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical OfficerFructose, the simple sugar found in fruit and added to many foods and drinks in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), may increase the desire for food, according to new research. The same was not observed for glucose. It’s mainly produced through the breakdown of complex carbohydrates and is the main source of energy for the body. The study, presented at a recent meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, reports that the brain responds differently to different sugars. Researchers proposed that fructose…
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    Promote Health » Promote Health - Diet and Fitness Tips Backed by Science!

  • “Disruptive Innovations” in the Healthcare System [Infographic]

    Joe Eitel
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    It’s pretty remarkable, and alarming, that approximately $11 billion per year is wasted due to “inefficient communications” in the healthcare system. Technology is so very helpful in the healthcare industry but only when used efficiently. Unfortunately, inefficient use of technology in today’s healthcare system is an all-to common problem that needs reform…and fast! That’s A LOT of money being wasted! Click through to check out an infographic from the team at The George Washington University School of Business that explains the issue and possible…
  • How to Calculate Calories Burned on an Elliptical at High Intensity

    Joe Eitel
    30 Jan 2014 | 8:09 pm
    The only highly accurate way to determine the number of calories burned during an elliptical workout is to use indirect calorimetry equipment that tracks your breathing rate as you exercise. This equipment is typically found only at high-level athletic training facilities and doctor’s offices. Since you probably don’t have access to this equipment, the next-best option is to manually calculate the number of calories you burn. This method is not 100 percent accurate, but it will give you a better gauge of your calories burned than will the elliptical’s calorie tracking program. Using…
  • How Much Time Will It Take to Reduce Belly Fat?

    Joe Eitel
    4 Aug 2013 | 7:21 am
    Belly fat accumulates just beneath the skin and deep within the abdomen surrounding the organs. The fat is known as subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, respectively. Reducing your caloric intake and exercising regularly are the two ways to naturally reduce both types of fat around your waistline, and both strategies take time to produce results — think weeks, not days. Modifying your diet leads to quicker results compared to exercise, but a combination of both strategies will help melt away the fat even faster. How Body Fat Is Burned Your body burns, or oxidizes, fat to use as energy.
  • Gluten Free For Weight Loss…Yes Or No?

    Joe Eitel
    31 May 2013 | 5:59 am
    You may have heard about the gluten free diet at the gym, from your friend or even when reading celebrity weight loss news. Even though the diet is mainly recommended for those suffering from celiac disease, it has gained popularity in recent years for helping individuals to lose weight. If gluten-free has been haunting you for a while and you’re thinking of giving it a go, here are some pros and cons of the diet you should consider first. Pros of going gluten free 1.  May prevent asthma attacks A study pointed out in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests there is a…
  • Recovery Time for Muscular Endurance Between Sets

    Joe Eitel
    10 Jan 2013 | 3:15 pm
    As if exercise wasn’t confusing enough — now throw recovery time between sets into the mix. It’s actually an important detail when trying to maximize your results in the gym. However, optimal rest time between sets varies depending upon your fitness goals – building strength or increasing muscular endurance. In general, short rest times between sets are more effective for increasing muscular endurance. Slow vs. Fast-Twitch Muscle Fibers Your muscle is made up of slow-twitch and fast-twitch fibers, and most people have about a 50-50 mix of the two. The slow-twitch fibers are…
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living by Dr. Ayala

  • Two different paths to obesity, and what they have in common

    Dr. Ayala
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    A new article explains that obesity is caused by two distinctive mechanisms, and understanding these different causes might help with targeting a more tailored solution.
  • Need help with picking a whole grain loaf?

    Dr. Ayala
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    When you’re standing next to the cereal isle, what do you look for? The Whole Grain Stamp on the front of the package? Whole grain flour as the first ingredient? Did you bring your glasses and a calculator?
  • Edamame dumplings in vegetable and white truffle broth

    Dr. Ayala
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    In this recipe, rather than serve edamame lightly cooked, with a sprinkle of coarse salt, I was inspired by one of our favorite dishes at True Food Kitchen in Phoenix, where they’re served as a satisfying, light appetizer.
  • Where not to get your nutrition advice

    Dr. Ayala
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Dr. Oz dispenses nutrition and weight loss advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with “I heard it on Dr. Oz”, but how sound are these recommendations?
  • The best silly food and silly diets of 2014

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    I’m very excited to share with you my end of year best of the best in diets and food innovation. Celebrating these contributions to humankind is a fond tradition and will, at the very least, take your mind off ISIS and Ebola for a bit.
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    mobihealthnews

  • Health-tracking bodysuits and bed covers plus 7 other crowdfunded health projects

    Jonah Comstock
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    The past few weeks have been good to digital health projects on crowdfunding platforms Indiegogo and Kickstarter. While some of the nine projects below are the latest in a long line of takes on the wristworn activity tracker, others facilitate the tracking of temperature, blood glucose, sleep, or concussions. And most of these projects have already […]
  • Glow taps Walgreens’ Rx API for birth control refills

    Aditi Pai
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    San Francisco-based Glow, maker of digital health tools for women, integrated Walgreens’ Prescription Refill API into its app so that Glow users can refill their birth control prescriptions directly from their Android or iOS app. This refill feature extends to Walgreens subsidiary Duane Reade as well. Walgreens first made its medication refill API available to developers in […]
  • Webinar today: Digital Health Trends in 2015

    Brian Dolan
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    This afternoon MobiHealthNews will host its first webinar of the year, aptly focused on Digital Health Trends in 2015. We already have almost 1,700 people registered for today’s event, which starts very soon: at 2PM ET. But there is still time to sign up, and still room for more. Bring your questions about the year […]
  • Study: App increases adherence to sun protection

    Aditi Pai
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    People who used an app designed to help protect themselves from the harmful effects of the sun saw an improvement in adherence to a sun safety regimen, according to two studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology this week. The app, called Solar Cell, was created as part of a partnership between Klein Buendel, where lead researcher David […]
  • Roche, Qualcomm partner to monitor patients on blood thinners

    Jonah Comstock
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    Less than a month after announcing its partnership with Novartis, Qualcomm is adding another big pharmaceutical company to its list of 2net partners: Roche, who will use Qualcomm Life’s 2net platform to capture patient data from connected devices, starting with anti-coagulation meters. “This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Roche as we launch a new […]
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    Diets in Review Blog

  • The Body, Diet, and Feud Fueling the Katy Perry Half-time Show

    Jessica Tholmer
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Some of us are excited for the Seahawks to play the Patriots, some of us are excited for the commercials, and some of us are just excited for a free Katy Perry concert! That’s right, Miss California Gurl is performing the half-time show this year, and much anticipation surrounds this headliner. There have been lots of rumors surrounding Perry lately, [...]
  • First Look at the 17 Day Diet Body Breakthrough

    Elizabeth
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    When the 17 Day Diet debuted in 2010, it became an instant favorite, spending more than 75 weeks at the top of the New York Times best sellers list. When the Breakthrough Edition released in January 2014, it was massively popular. So popular, you chose the 17 Day Diet as the Most Popular Diet of [...]
  • Burn 900 Calories in POUND’s Euphoric New Drumstick Workout

    Health Buzz
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    By Nellie Acevedo for DietsInReview.com Have you ever gotten bored with doing the same workout, week after week, month after month? *raises hand* I know I have. The repetitive nature of going for a run or to spin class can drive you crazy, and once in a while you want to try something different, something [...]
  • See How the Stars are Dieting in 2015

    Jessica Tholmer
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    Diet is the word of the season, no matter what you claim as your profession. Celebrities aren’t immune, and their diet proclivities make front-page news. Here’s how some of the biggest names have lost some of their winter pounds, whether living in the real world or prepping for the red carpet season ahead. Gwyneth Paltrow [...]
  • Eat Like a Patriot: Winning Recipes for New England’s Big Bowl Game

    Brandi Koskie
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    The 2014 Super Bowl lineup was decided last night, as the AFC and the NFC champions were named. The New England Patriots will meet the Seattle Seahawks on February 1 in Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX. These names have been main-stays in the NFL championship line up in recent years, so we ought to [...]
 
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    Medical Education Blog

  • Intentionally Role Modelling Pattern Making

    djb103
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pattern Making is an essential requirement of long term memory. When children stop counting on their fingers and start remembering something called addition, they are experiencing pattern making. Patterns can also be experienced as physical memories; bike riding is an example. Patterns are a key element in retrieving information from long term memory and experienced physicians have 100s of thousands of medical patterns. Patterns are what help you to know what is wrong with a patient when they walk in the room. Patterns let you perform procedures automatically without thinking about the steps.
  • Designing the Flipped Classroom: Part 3 – In class activities

    djb103
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
      Learning is viewed here as developing a way of thinking and acting that is characteristic of an expert community. Such a way of thinking consists of two important elements: the knowledge that represents phenomena in the subject domain the thinking activities that construe, modify and use this knowledge to interpret situations in that domain and to act in them. Billet, 1996 Situated learning: bridging sociocultural and cognitive theorizing Learning and Instruction, 6 __________________________________________________________________________ In Part 2, we looked at outside the classroom…
  • Designing the Flipped Classroom: Part 2b Videos

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

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

    djb103
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    We have to articulate that process publicly, so that the people following new processes are not mistaken for cowboys or illiterates. – Mike Caulfield There has been lots of talk recently about Competence by Design and about new technologies not contributing what people expected to learning. I am going to try to answer one issue of the latter with the former. Flipped classrooms are either the next wonder of technology or a total disaster depending on who you listen too. As always I answer “It isn’t the tool, it’s the pedagogy.” I am going to use the ADDIE approach…
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    Health in 30

  • Quote – Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question is…

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   — Connect with Barbara | Stay in Touch Twitter @BarbaraFicarra  Instagram @BarbaraFicarra  Founder Healthin30.com  Facebook Healthin30  Facebook Barbara Ficarra  LinkedIn  Barbara Ficarra on Huffingtonpost  Google Plus  Barbara Ficarra on Doctor Oz  
  • 6 Simple Healthy Living Tips for a Happier and Healthier You

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” — Unknown Healthy living is about being in charge of your health. It means being proactive and empowered to take action. Healthy living is about doing simple things—which bring you calmness and serenity, and it can have a big impact on your overall health and well-being.  Here are six simple healthy living tips to help you live happier and healthier:  1. Be Empowered. When it comes…
  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

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

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

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

  • 11-Minute Workout Burns Fat While You Sleep

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    According to researchers from Southern Illinois University, you CAN burn fat while you sleep. And it only takes an "11 minute workout done three times per week". Today, you'll get a super-fast, super-effective TT workout to help you burn fat all day long - while getting your results in FIVE times less than the average cardio session or bootcamp class. The TT 11-Minute "Burn Fat While You
  • 10 foods never to eat

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    If you want to lose weight from your thighs, hips, love handles, or belly fat, you MUST avoid these foods.   You see, 13 years ago, while attending a small science conference at the Holiday Inn in Barrie, Ontario (where I ran last summer's Toronto Tough Mudder), I discovered one ingredient NEVER to eat.   Literally, NEVER. (Even though it's in 10 common foods - see below!) It is one of the
  • The Best Way to Lose Weight According to Famous New York Doctor

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Here's the BEST way to lose weight, according to a famous doctor from New York City: "If someone is going to lose weight, they need to take it off as quickly as possible", says Dr. Sue Decotiis, a board-certified doctor based in New York City with a specialty in medical weight loss and hormone replacement therapy. That's why I've always disliked the advice that you should slowly lose 1-2
  • Monday Maximus

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    Today's a travel day from the farm to Toronto. I'll stay overnight there and then catch a morning a flight to Tampa. After a trip to Whole Foods and the mall (to get some new trainers), I'll head to the Gulf Coast for some Joel Marion-family hospitality. There will be a huge group of us fitness experts getting together this weekend for Joel's annual Superbowl party. Vinny D, Flavia, Mike
  • How to lose 0.71 pounds per day

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    I've got an amazing insider tip for you today about how to work with your body when it comes to weight loss, fat burning, and healthy living. When you with (and not against) your body, it's much easier to get fast & long-lasting results. But you must read every word that my friend Dr. K shares below to get his insider secrets on how to change your body in days.   Success is simple, Craig
 
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    Best Allergy Sites

  • Nut Free Wok

    Ruth LovettSmith
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Looking for allergy friendly Asian inspired food? Look no further than the Nut Free Wok.
  • Allerbling Deal for February

    Ruth LovettSmith
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Our friends at Allerbling are offering a great deal for the month of February. You won't want to miss it!
  • Allergies And Eating Disorders – A Complex Relationship

    Guest
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    Some individuals with food allergies may develop eating disorders. Learn more with this guest post by Helen Butler.
  • Allergy Friendly Valentine’s Day Candy

    Ruth LovettSmith
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Following is a list of allergy friendly treats for your Valentine. Here you’ll find all sorts of goodies that are free from many of the top allergens.
  • OK2BPNUTFREE

    Ruth LovettSmith
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    OK2BPNUTFREE offers up fun and creative ways to promote awareness about your child's food allergies.
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • Rethink "Repeal and Replace" and Consumer Friendly Obamacare Fixes - Two Op-Eds in USA Today

    14 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    I have no doubt Republicans will insist on proposing their own complex plan to reform the health insurance system that will include repealing and replacing Obamacare. But I think it is going to get them into more political trouble than it's worth. Here's the first of my two of op-eds in Thursday's USA Today: Rethink "Repeal and Replace" Of course that begs a question, Just what should we do
  • Will Tax Season Be Obamacare's Next Big Challenge? Is There Really an Individual Mandate?

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    Will tax-filing season be the next reason for consumers to complain about the new health law? Come tax time, will the Obama administration really enforce the individual health insurance mandate? The IRS is out with a 21-page publication––Publication 5187––describing what taxpayers need to know about Obamacare in order to file their 2014 taxes. On page six you will find this: So, if the
  • The Single-Payer Health Insurance Failure in Vermont

    5 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    For 25 years I've been saying that I wished a little state like Vermont would implement a single-payer Canadian-style health insurance system––"Medicare For All." My argument has always been that such a small and limited experiment would give us the opportunity to see the ideological arguments for such a system play out in the face of fiscal reality and the stakeholders fighting it out in the
  • The Letter You Never Want to Get on Christmas Eve

    29 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    I was reading the December 18th issue of Inside Health Insurance Exchanges and came across an article entitled, "New Kids on the Block Come Out Swinging; Co-Ops Lower Rates for Many Health Plans." The gist of the article had to do with the success a number of Obamacare insurance co-ops have had in charging lower rates and getting lots of market share by "[underpricing] more established players
  • How Many People Have Enrolled So Far in Obamacare's Second Open Enrollment?

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

  • And speaking of Medicaid...

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    As Bob recently noted, Indiana has become the 28th state to climb on board the  Medicaid expcansion train (wreck). He also pointed out that there's already a shortage of providers willing to take on Medicaid patients.Wonder why?Well, our friend Dr Val has a pretty graphic answer:Click on over to read the whole story (and definitely check out the comments).Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Another Installment of: That's NOT how it works

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    It seems like only a  week ago that we referenced our 2nd ever post - wait, it was a week ago that we did that! And here we are again, talking about insurance fraud. And this one's a doozy:"Irina Vorotinov has been charged by ... with defrauding Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company of more than $2 million in life insurance proceeds by falsely claiming that her former husband had died."Turns out - Spoiler Alert! - the ex- was, in fact, very much alive, and caught on film years after his alleged death.Ooops.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Super(bowl) Health Wonk Review is up

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Our favorite health care economist, Jason Shafrin, hosts this week's festive round-up of health care policy and polity. It's cold outside, so come in and warm up with some great reads.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Popcorn State Expansion

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    On February 1, 2015 Indiana will become the 28th state to expand Medicaid. Good news (I suppose) for those under 138% of the FPL. No more insurance premiums.But you may have trouble finding a doctor. This is nothing new nor indigenous to Indiana. Medicaid participants in all states have trouble finding doctors willing to take them as new (or even old) patients.About 765,600 Hoosiers lacked insurance in 2013, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The state has estimated more than 300,000 Hoosiers — or 56 percent of those newly eligible for Medicaid — could enroll in the first year and…
  • Some thoughts on subsidies

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    So, been having a bit of a Twitter-tussle with a well-regarded friend and colleague. At issue is the future of ObamaTax subsidies as we look forward to the resolution of Burwell/King/Halbig.Which got me to thinking: Why we're having this discussion at all? After all, President Obama explicitly promised us that, under the ObamaTax, premiums would decrease 3000%, and that we would have comprehensive, affordable coverage.If this were truly the case, then why would we need bribes subsidies in the first place? After all, who wouldn't want cheap, useful insurance coverage? Why would we need to be…
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    Health Business Blog

  • Do health plans have a future?

    dewe67
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Not to be cynical but in the insurance business the best way to make money is to discourage risky people from becoming policyholders and to exclude from coverage anything that a policyholder is likely to file a claim for. In the real world, insurance regulations temper these strategies, but don’t eliminate them completely. Health insurers in particular now have to operate within a narrow corridor. Under the Affordable Care Act they can’t discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions and must offer a fairly standardized set of benefits. Their profitability is also…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Healthcare Economist

    dewe67
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Check out the Super Bowl edition of the Health Wonk Review. Healthcare Economist is our gracious host.
  • Nonprofit CEO compensation: Much ado about not much

    dewe67
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    The Sunday Boston Globe (Leading nonprofit jobs hold big perks) was as predictable as it was misguided. Here’s the juicy lead: They are not only well-paid, but many receive an array of generous perks — housing allowances, home loans, club dues, and free travel for spouses. One was awarded a quarter-million dollars in retention bonuses. Another is reimbursed for his children’s college tuition. Exhibit A is the president of the Museum of Science. He’s the one who’s reimbursed for his kids’ tuition. But wait, it turns out he worked for 10 years as a dean at Tufts,…
  • Health equity and total cost of care: Any connection?

    dewe67
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    I recently interviewed Minnesota Community Measurement’s Jim Chase about two new reports: Total Cost of Care and Health Inequities based on race, ethnicity, language and country of origin. As Jim mentioned when I asked, these are two separate projects with no explicit linkage. But after some further pondering, he and I both think that the intersection of the two topics raises interesting questions. In particular: Are the poor outcomes of certain groups associated with high costs or are poor results driven by some populations accessing fewer services? This would be a very interesting…
  • The urban asthma myth

    dewe67
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    Everyone knows that asthma rates are highest among low-income urban populations, right? Turns out that conventional wisdom may just be wrong. Michael Segal MD PhD pointed me to the following LA Times article (Researchers debunk the idea that asthma is more common in inner cities) For more than 50 years, the conventional wisdom about asthma has been that it thrives in poor, densely populated urban areas. Researchers have even gone so far as to declare an “inner-city asthma epidemic.” But they’ve never actually checked whether asthma is more common in city centers than in suburbs or rural…
 
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    The Population Health Blog

  • Either You Give Your Patients a mHealth App, or They'll Get One Themselves

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    That's what the Population Health Blog learned after reading this research paper by Bauer and colleagues thatrecently appeared in the Journal of the America Board of Family Medicine.It also confirmed that chronic care management apps are a business opportunity.What was the research and what did it show?All adult patients receiving care at six clinics in a northwest U.S. primary care network during a two week window of time (June 2013) were anonymously surveyed about their use of mHealth. Depending on the clinic, 22% to 62% of the patients were insured by Medicaid.  More demographic…
  • Could mHealth Apps Be a Reprise of the EHR? The Need for Clinician Input

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:52 pm
    While the Population Health Blog continues to delight in the emerging science of "mHealth" as a newly minted start-up Chief Medical Officer, it ran across this interesting article on risk and patient safety. Authors Thomas Lewis and Jeremy Wyatt worry that "apps" can lead to patient harm.  They posit that the likelihood of harm is mainly a function of 1) the nature of the mistake itself (miscalculating a body mass index is far less problematic than miscalculating a drug dose) and 2) its severity (overdosing on a cupcake versus a narcotic).  When you include…
  • The PHB is Back

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    The Population Health Blog received a gratifying number of "Where'd ya go?" reader posts, emails.  Thank you......It didn't need a handgun to know it wasn't going anywhere.Rather, the PHB recharged over the holidays, continued to build its Twitter followership and, best of all, was busy with medSolis. It's paid off. We've closed 2014 with a solid product, two customers, one investor and more than a dozen employees. Looking ahead to 2015, it's gonna need shades.Speaking of a bright future, it recently got to surf the JP Morgan Health Care Conference ecosystem, described by…
  • Rising Healthcare Costs: Delayed or Defeated?

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

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

  • The “Shake the Winter Blahs” Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Vince Kuraitis
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    It’s the middle of winter. Feeling blah? Need some stimulation? You’ve come to the right place! Welcome to The “Shake the Winter Blahs” Edition of the Health Wonk review. For the second time, it’s my honor to host HWR — providing you summaries and links to the best recent writing in the health blogosphere. Let’s go! Federal Health Policy At the Health Affairs Blog, Princeton professor Uwe Reinhardt jumps off from the recent controversy about Jonathan Gruber’s remarks describing the American public as “stupid”. He writes that Gruber’s…
  • PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem

    Vince Kuraitis
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    I hope you’ll enjoy reviewing my slides from my December 3 presentation at the 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference. The presentation is formally entitled: “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?”… …but more informally, I pose and address 7 key questions — the answers to which will shape the future of the PDHP ecosystem.  The answers aren’t all that clear yet because it’s very early and because most of the companies involved haven’t yet shared a lot of details about their plans. The 7…
  • ACO Lessons Learned: Revisiting the Timing of Downside Risk

    Vince Kuraitis
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    The editor and publisher of Accountable Care News have been generous in allowing me to republish my article from the November 2014 issue. Click here to download a .pdf copy of the article. It’s in-depth — about 2,000 words. Here’s the article in a nutshell: One of the most critical aspects of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACO has been around the timing and certainty of requiring mandatory downside financial risk for physician and hospital participants. Provider protests cajoled CMS to backing off an initial stance of “firm and unwavering” for ACO…
  • 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, San Diego, December 3-4

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

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

    Louise Norris
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Jason Shafrin hosted the Super Bowl edition of the Health Wonk Review today – be sure to check it out.  I think my favorite entry in this edition is from Roy Poses at Health Care Renewal.  If you pay attention to healthcare headlines, you’ve probably seen the headlines about the “miracle” cure for Hepatitis C. […] The post Super Bowl Health Wonkery appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Colorado House Kills Oral Chemotherapy Bill Non-Mainstream…
  • Cost of Obamacare is 20% less than we thought

    Louise Norris
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Good news!  The cost of Obamacare is less than we thought.  Yesterday, the CBO released their comprehensive ten-year budget and economic outlook report.  It’s 177 pages, and addresses all aspects of the federal budget and deficit, including Obamacare. Back in 2010, the CBO predicted that the the ACA would cost the federal government $759 billion in […] The post Cost of Obamacare is 20% less than we thought appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: 2015 Obamacare…
  • Kicking off 2015 with the latest from all the wonks

    Louise Norris
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Vince Kuraitis hosted the first Health Wonk Review of 2015 – the “shake the winter blahs” edition – at his eCareManagement Blog, and it’s full of great articles.  Some of my favorites in this edition: Roy Poses, writing about the “miracle” Hepatitis C drugs and reminding us – as always – to focus on evidence. […] The post Kicking off 2015 with the latest from all the wonks appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Check…
  • Expanding Medicaid was the right move in the 80s and still is today

    Louise Norris
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:07 pm
    When the ACA was signed into law almost five years ago (time flies!), one of its cornerstones was the expansion of Medicaid in every state, to cover everyone with incomes up to 133% of the poverty level (plus a 5% income disregard, which essentially makes the threshold 138% of poverty).  That was to be implemented […] The post Expanding Medicaid was the right move in the 80s and still is today appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research and support. Related posts: Colorado CHP+ and exchange subsidy…
  • Healthcare spending is 17% of GDP; we should expect it to be a major line item in household budgets

    Louise Norris
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    This USA Today article by Laura Ungar and Jayne O’Donnell is well worth reading.  In a nutshell, it’s all about rising deductibles, and the impact they have on consumers’ ability to pay for health care.  The facts are sobering:  wages have been flat for decades, with the inflation adjusted average hourly wage only increasing by […] The post Healthcare spending is 17% of GDP; we should expect it to be a major line item in household budgets appeared first on Colorado Health Insurance Insider - Colorado Health Insurance Insider - No cost assistance, quotes, research…
 
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  • Health Wonk Review: Super Bowl Edition

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:32 am
    You have been studying the the teams, getting the snacks, and reading up on “Deflate-gate.”  You’re ready to grab a beverage and watch some commercials football.  The Super Bowl is almost upon us. Before you turn on the TV for the game, however, an even more exciting event is upon us: the Health Wonk Review!  So get ready for this weeks the best health policy posts on the wonk-o-sphere. Healthcare cost Of course, as an economist, I have to start off talking about money and cost. Does the ACA increase or decrease you health care costs? InsureBlog‘s Patrick Paule…
  • Does your FitBit need to be FDA approved?

    Jason Shafrin
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Right now, the answer is no, but in the near future, this may no longer be the case. The FDA has released a draft guidance on how it will regulate the new generation of wearable technology.  This guidance  says it will not regulate “general wellness” products like the FitBit. However, if the wearable cites health benefits for a specific disease, then the wearable would be subject to FDA regulation. For instance, if the wearable states it can improve specific disease symptoms or improve functional status due to a specific deformity, those claims would require FDA approval. On…
  • In Memoriam: Willard G. Manning, 1946-2014

    Jason Shafrin
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    In November, Willard Manning passed away.  I met Dr. Manning as he was a lecturer at the European Science Days summer school in Steyr, Austria.  iHEA has put together a nice in memoriam article and I have an sample of that below.  I will echo that although Dr. Manning was best know for his work on the RAND Health Insurance Experiment, his most lasting contributions to the health economics field are likely in his work as a leading health econometrician.   Will was probably best and most widely known for his work on the RAND Health Insurance Experiment (HIE). Not only has this work…
  • Friday Links

    Jason Shafrin
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    What is precision medicine? Medicaid fees and access to care Potentially practical, in a world without fraud. The graveyard shift. Ebola turning point?
  • State of the Union 2015: A Healthcare Review

    Jason Shafrin
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:33 pm
    The Healthcare Economist’s annual tradition is upon us. I review the President’s State of the Union address, identify all healthcare related comments, and provide commentary.  So without futher ado… And in the past year alone, about ten million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage. The President pats himself on the back for the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we’ve seen the fastest economic growth in over…
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  • Health Wonk Review: Super Bowl Edition

    Julie Ferguson
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Jason Shafrin, our favorite Healthcare Economist, is hosting Health Wonk Review: Super Bowl Edition, the best of the recent postings from blogging health policy wonks. Jason cuts right to the chase in a compact, digest version of posts that will keep you up to date on issues related to healthcare costs, policies, IT developments and safety. Oh, and kindness -...
  • Highway regulators calling for better truck safety

    Julie Ferguson
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Since 2009, fatalities related to large truck road accidents have increased by 17%. In 2013, that number rose to 3,964 fatalities, the fourth straight year of increases. This bucks the trend of vehicle-related fatalities overall, which have been steadily decreasing. Fatalities involving large trucks and buses represent about 4% of the overall annual vehicle-related fatality total. The increase in...
  • "Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition of Health Wonk Review

    Julie Ferguson
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Hot off the press - Vince Kuraitis posts the first Health Wonk Review of the new year, ">"Shake the Winter Blahs" Edition at the e-Care Management Blog. There's the usual grab-bag of topics from some smart heath policy bloggers: Did you know that there's a brouhaha over Hepatitis C Drugs? You can find out more about it in this edition....
  • Graveyard shift may be living up to its name: shift work & nursing health risks

    Julie Ferguson
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    The night shift is commonly referred to as the graveyard shift and a new study about associated health risks shows that it might be aptly named. Previously, the World Health Organization has linked working the night shift to cancer, based on studies with nurses. Now, a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine this month, shows that...
  • TRIA, mining fatalities, FL repackaged drugs, 2015 trends, 2014 recap & more noteworthy news

    Julie Ferguson
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    Senate Passes TRIA; Bill Goes to President Obama's Desk - "In addition to reauthorizing the TRIA program for six years, the bill raises the trigger amount needed in total losses before the TRIA program kicks in from the current $100 million to $200 million, over five years, beginning in calendar year 2016. Also over five years, starting Jan. 1, 2016,...
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  • Obamacare Fines: Everything You Need to Know About How to Escape a Hefty Penalty If You Ignore the Mandate That You Buy Insurance

    Maggie Mahar
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Already, the fear-mongers are sounding the alarm: If you don’t purchase exactly the type of health insurance that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires, come tax-time the IRS will slap you with a stiff penalty. As I explain in the post below, the ACA mandates that if you’re not already covered, you must buy insurance that includes “essential benefits” such as hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, and mental health services. Ignore the mandate this year, and you will be fined when you file your taxes next year.                                  How Much Would…
  • It’s not too late to sign up for Obamacare- But if you wait much longer you could face a fine

    Maggie Mahar
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Note to HealthBeat readers: I have recently begun writing posts about healthcare and healthcare reform for Consumer Reports. Below, an excerpt from my latest post. M.M It’s still not too late to sign up for insurance in your state’s marketplace. Open enrollment for Obamacare continues until Feb. 15. Meet that deadline, and you will be insured on March 1, with no penalty. And if the plan you purchased in 2014 was automatically renewed on Jan. 1, you can still change your mind, comparison shop, and pick a new policy in February. There are lots of good reasons to shop around, as plans change…
  • Obamacare Enrollment 2015: How Many People Will Sign Up Next Year? (Public Support for Obamacare Is About to Turn a Corner) Part 1

    Maggie Mahar
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, some 10 million previously uninsured adults gained coverage during the open enrollment period that began on October 1, 2013. Last month, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the share of Americans who are “going naked” has plummeted from 21 percent in September of 2013 to 16.3 percent in April of this year. Even though open enrollment officially ended on March 31, 2014, people are continuing to sign up. Anyone who experiences a major life change (getting divorced, losing a job, having a baby) can still purchase insurance on the Exchanges…
  • OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT (part 2) Who Will Remain Opposed to Obamacare in 2015? “Zero-Sum Thinking”

    Maggie Mahar
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In 2015, I predict that Obamacare enrollment will soar, matching 2014’s success This may seem counter-intuitive. After all, inrecent months, the public’s perception of Obamacare seems to have soured. The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation’s health care tracking poll for July reveals that 53% of those surveyed last month said they view the Affordable Care Act unfavorably—a jump of 8 percentage points since June.  July’s results mark the first time since January, that more than half of all Americans opposed the health reform law Is this because people who have enrolled in the Exchanges are…
  • Border Crisis: Fictions v. Facts (Part 2 of “Children from Central America”)

    Maggie Mahar
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Despite extensive media coverage, there is probably much that you don’t know about the history of the border crisis—and what we can or should do in response. Too often the headlines are designed to stir passions, rather than inform. At the end of next week, Congress will leave for its five-week August Recess. Between now and then legislators will be debating the issues, and no doubt many of your friends will be taking positions. Here are the facts you need when weighing what you hear–whether on television or at a neighbor’s barbecue.  Are you aware that since President…
 
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    Health Care Renewal

  • Time to "Look for the Union Label?" - "First US Doctors' Strike in Decades," at University of California Student Health

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    The First US Doctors' Strike in Decades A few news media outlets in California have reported on what has been up to now a very rare event - a strike by physicians.  An initial summary was in an article in the San Diego Union - Tribune, whose title wasFirst U.S. Doctors' Strike in DecadesA handful of doctors providing medical services to students at UC San Diego — and their colleagues at nine other University of California campuses — went on strike Tuesday.It's the first time in 25 years that fully licensed doctors are picketing a U.S. employer, according to the Union of American…
  • CMS: Millions of patients across the nation are benefiting from the - um - potential - of Health IT!

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    I presume this is, in part, a response to the Jan. 21 letter from AMA and the other medical societies as I wrote about two days ago at http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2015/01/meaningful-use-not-so-meaningul.html:CMS intends to modify requirements for Meaningful Usehttp://blog.cms.gov/2015/01/29/cms-intends-to-modify-requirements-for-meaningful-use/January 29By Patrick Conway, MDToday, we at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are pleased to announce our intent to engage in rulemaking to update the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs…
  • None Dare Call It Health Care Corruption

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    ... even when allegedly a prominent academic physician's traded referrals of cancer patients to a law firm, resulting in referral fees to a prominent politician who worked for the firm, for government research grants to the physician's foundation and another foundation on whose board he sat, and a job for his son at yet another non-profit organization.***Health care corruption, remains a largely taboo topic, especially when it occurs in developed countries like the US.  Searching PubMed or major medical and health care journals at best will reveal a few articles on health care…
  • "Meaningful Use" not so meaningul: Multiple medical specialty societies now go on record about hazards of EHR misdirection, mismanagement and sloppy hospital computing

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    The "Meaningful Use" program for EHRs is a mismanaged boondoggle causing critical issues of patient safety, EHR usability, etc. to be sidestepped.This is on top of the grossly mismanaged and unregulated U.S. boondoggle which should probably be called "the National Programme for IT in the HHS" - in recognition of the now-defunct multi-billion-pound debacle known as the National Programme for IT in the NHS (NPfIT), see my Sept. 2011 post "NPfIT Programme goes PfffT" at http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2011/09/npfit-programme-going-pffft.html.The complaints are not just coming from me now.As of…
  • Logical Fallacies in Defense of Aggresive Screening for and Treatment of Hepatitis C

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    And the hepatitis C follies continue... As we have frequently written, most recently last week, the hepatitis C screening and treatment bandwagon keeps rolling along.  There is constant public argument about the prices of treatment regimens, which approach $100,000 per patient in the US.  However, nearly all the public chatter, which seems mostly to come from corporate public relations people and marketers, investors and investment advisers, physicians with financial conflicts of interest, and pundits with little background in clinical epidemiology, seems never to question the…
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    Medical Connectivity

  • Interview with Sailesh Chutani, CEO, Mobisante

    Tim Gee
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    My first exposure to Mobisante and their disruptive diagnostic ultrasound system was the mHealth Summit in November of 2010. At that time, the consumerization of medical devices had been gaining traction, mostly in the physician office market. Consumerization offers medical device manufacturers advantages in lower design costs, shorter time-to-market, lower product costs, increased usability and lower training costs. I recently got Sailesh Chutani, co-founder and CEO of Mobisante, on the phone and we discussed their product strategy — a software based diagnostic ultrasound that runs on…
  • The FDA October Workshop on Cybersecurity

    William Hyman
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    If it were possible to be unaware of the general problem  of cybersecurity, the recent Sony hack with its public disclosures of  “private” e- conversations and then terroristic blackmail, following the earlier release of celebrity cloud photos, ought to have provided notice that what is electronically stored is likely to be available to those determined to have it. Moreover we know that cybersecurity can in principle also impact the function and availability  of connected systems (Sony again) and/or the information they contain. We also need to be concerned about the malicious…
  • DHHS OIG Work Plan Targets Networked Devices

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

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

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

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.   — Connect with Barbara | Stay in Touch Twitter @BarbaraFicarra  Instagram @BarbaraFicarra  Founder Healthin30.com  Facebook Healthin30  Facebook Barbara Ficarra  LinkedIn  Barbara Ficarra on Huffingtonpost  Google Plus  Barbara Ficarra on Doctor Oz  
  • 6 Simple Healthy Living Tips for a Happier and Healthier You

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” — Unknown Healthy living is about being in charge of your health. It means being proactive and empowered to take action. Healthy living is about doing simple things—which bring you calmness and serenity, and it can have a big impact on your overall health and well-being.  Here are six simple healthy living tips to help you live happier and healthier:  1. Be Empowered. When it comes…
  • Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

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

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

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

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    The Healthcare IT Toolkit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Healthcare IT related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Healthcare IT research:The Adobe EchoSign Advantage for HealthcareHealthcare Transformation and the Role of Business Rule AutomationRequest Free!
  • The Adobe EchoSign Advantage for Healthcare

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    As healthcare institutions face rising operational costs, more demanding compliance and security requirements, and more exacting demands from patients, they are realizing that implementing e-signature solutions can deliver a critical competitive advantage.Request Free!
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    1 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    Published monthly, it delivers high-interest articles and features through original research and writing. A strict fact-checking and peer-review process assures the accuracy and relevance of editorial content. It serves Managed Care Organization executives and administrators, primary care and group practice physicians (GP, FP, IM, DO) whose practices are managed care, HMO staff physicians and others allied to the field.Request Free!
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    4 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    From heart pumps and defibrillators to surgical robots, NASA has developed thousands of medical breakthroughs on the way to space. Articles and product briefs focus on design advances that are shaping the future of health care — improving safety and saving lives while reducing costs. Each issue will report on electronics, sensors, test & measurement, imaging, software, materials, mechanical components, manufacturing/prototyping, and much more.Request Free!
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    1 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
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    The Vitals Blog

  • A History of Flu Outbreaks

    Deborah Cruz
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Influenza is not going anywhere, anytime soon. While we’ve been able to eradicate the measles, smallpox and the Black Plague, flu pandemics continue to occur over and over again throughout history. In fact, since 1918, there have been four major flu pandemics, each with completely different characteristics. The good news is that while the flu once […]
  • Stroke and A-Fib: A Deadly Connection

    Vitals
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Guest post by Healthcare.com About 15 strokes every hour are caused by atrial fibrillation (A-fib), but most people don’t know what A-fib is – much less know if they have it. A-fib occurs in an estimated 2.7 million Americans and is the most common type of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). A-fib dramatically increases the risk of […]
  • Second-Annual Vitals “Doctor Bowl”

    Lauren Kroll
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The biggest game of the year is less than a week away, and while others debate the finer points between the famed quarterbacks and top-rated cornerbacks of the two opposing teams, we’re analyzing them by what we know best: their team doctors. The role of the team physician can’t be underestimated when assessing a team’s […]
  • What Grandparents Can Teach Us about Our Health

    Randall Krakauer, M.D
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    My wife and I often joke that our grandchildren are our rewards for raising our kids well. Whenever I see them, I am reminded of the famous Robert Browning quote, “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.”  Our grandchildren are excellent motivators for us to maintain good health. According to a recent […]
  • 7 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

    Lauren Kroll
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Staying healthy during the colder months isn’t just about washing your hands and avoiding your sick coworkers. Whether it’s keeping warm or being active, there are a many things you can do to ensure you get through winter happy and healthy. Here are 7 tips to help you have your healthiest winter yet. 1. Wear […]
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  • Snapshot of librarians’ usage of social media, 2014

    Dean Giustini
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    In December 2014, the publisher Taylor & Francis published a white paper on social media which assessed how librarians use social media. It uses statistics and case studies to benchmark social media usage for libraries so they can aspire to best practices and approaches. Since most of you (my #libr559M students) have posted about your use of social media on your blogs, you can use some of the information (and findings) in the white paper for comparison (and talking points). Some interesting assertions in the white paper which I am still trying to assess: The white paper is informed by…
  • A new term & LIBR559M

    Dean Giustini
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Hello, my name is Dean Giustini and I am an academic librarian and adjunct faculty member at UBC’s iSchool. I have taught courses on social media for information professionals for about ten years which, looking back to that period around 2004-2005, seems almost pre-historic in social media terms. At that point, we didn’t have Twitter, for example, and Facebook monetization was still many years into the future (2011). Who knew that these tools would almost completely dominate discourse on the impact of social media in the intervening years? Course structure The course in 2015 is…
  • Exploring social media concepts with student librarians

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

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

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

  • Cartoon: Electronic Medical Errors May Be Impossible To Erase

    Dr. Val Jones
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
  • Why Would Any Doctor Accept Medicaid?

    Dr. Val Jones
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    A physician friend of mine posted a copy of her Medicaid reimbursement on Facebook. Take a look at the charges compared to the actual reimbursement. She is paid between $6.82 and $17.54 for an hour of her time (i.e. on average, she makes less than minimum wage when treating a patient on Medicaid). The enthusiasm about expanding Medicaid coverage to the previously uninsured seems misplaced. Improved “access” to the healthcare system via Medicaid programs surely cannot result in lasting coverage. In-network physicians will continue to dwindle as their office overhead exceeds meager…
  • Cartoon: Why Some Doctors Love EMRs

    Dr. Val Jones
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
  • Credibility & Prestige In Medicine: How Are They Measured?

    Dr. Val Jones
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    In my last blog post I discussed how harmful physician “thought leaders” can be when they are dismissive of the value of other specialists’ care. I must have touched a nerve, because a passionate discussion followed in the comments section. It seems that physicians (who spend most of their time involved in clinical work) are growing tired of the leadership decisions of those who engage in little to no patient care. Clinicians urge lawmakers to turn to practicing physicians for counsel, because those who are out of touch with patients lack real credibility as advisers.
  • If Emergency Medicine Physicians Told Hospitalists The Truth…

    Dr. Val Jones
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
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    Medgadget

  • Eye Tracking Promising to be Highly Effective in Detecting Concussions

    Editors
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
    In patients presenting with a head injury it is still often difficult to diagnose a concussion, CT scans being the standard tool used to get to the final answer. Yet, even CT scans do not reveal a concussion every time. Now researchers at  NYU Langone Medical Center have presented a new eye tracking technique that may one day become a standard part of performing a brain injury analysis in the emergency room or even on the sidelines of football fields. Abnormal eye movement has been known as a symptom of brain injury for a very long time, but objectively measuring its severity and…
  • Network of Motion Sensors Monitors Progression of Parkinson’s

    Editors
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    While there is no cure for Parkinson’s, certain drugs and neurostimulators can help manage the symptoms of the disease. Since symptoms guide the choice of therapies, researchers at Technical University of Madrid in Spain have tinkered together a body area network of sensors and special smartphone apps to objectively assess Parkinson’s patients from the comfort of their home. The PERFORM system uses a number of accelerometers worn by the person being studied. The data is passed via the smartphone to a hospital where a compiled daily report is reviewed by clinicians. Unusual changes…
  • Cardiac Surgeon Prints 3D Heart to Prep for Challenging Surgery

    Editors
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    MRI of patient’s heart used to build the 3D printed model.   Though ventricular septal defects are fairly common and surgically treated, it’s best to plan the approach ahead of time. Since it’s usually done once the patient is opened and on bypass, there’s critical time wasted analyzing the anatomy and deciding on a plan. Richard Kim, a cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) , faced with a patient that had an unusual defect in the heart decided to print a 3D model of the actual heart produced from an MRI of the organ. The replica allowed…
  • MOPS Bone and Cartilage Preservation System (VIDEO)

    Editors
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Bone and cartilage grafts harvested from donor tissue don’t survive for very long, with estimates that around 80% of tissue donated for joint repair is going to waste. Researchers at University of Missouri School of Medicine have now developed a new way to preserve such tissue for much longer than previously possible, doubling its lifetime and hopefully leading to a major reduction in the need for such tissue. Currently, donor tissue is preserved in refrigerators, floating within a special solution that keeps it viable for about a month. The Missouri Osteochondral Allograft…
  • Portable Microfluidic Device Detects Dengue in Minutes

    Editors
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    Dengue fever can be difficult to differentiate from other viral diseases early in its progression. It’s typically diagnosed based on symptoms, but researchers at Singapore’s A*STAR research agency have created a field detector that spots the dengue virus from a drop of saliva. Not only can it detect the virus, but it’s able to pinpoint whether it’s a secondary infection that often causes dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. The test takes about 20 minutes to run and the kit doesn’t require much training to operate. Within the device are a bunch…
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    CasesBlog - Medical and Health Blog

  • Sparring Injuries

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Martial arts instructor Jake Mace tells the story behind his scar and arm fracture: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • How to Engage Doctors in the Healthcare Reform - Practical Advice from Cleveland Clinic CEO

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    CEO & President, Dr. Toby Cosgrove reflects on Engaging Doctors in the Healthcare Revolution:From the article in Harvard Business Review (http://bit.ly/1y1iyOI): "Fixing health care will require a radical transformation, moving from a system organized around individual physicians to a team-based approach focused on patients. Doctors, of course, must be central players in the transformation: Any ambitious strategy that they do not embrace is doomed.And yet, many physicians are deeply anxious about the changes under way and are mourning real or anticipated losses of autonomy, respect, and…
  • "Walk the walk to talk the talk" - Cleveland Clinic video

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    CCF leaders are running two innovative "walk in my shoes" programs to take Cleveland Clinic to the next level. This involves learning how to do everyone's job, hands-on. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
  • Exam preparation: NEJM Knowledge+ Adaptive Learning Explained

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "At the heart of NEJM Knowledge+ is a smart, adaptive engine that will transform your learning experience. This adaptive learning platform quickly assesses the subjects you know well, and identifies the areas where you need reinforcement. It then delivers more of what you need and less of what you already know, continually adjusting based on your performance. Adaptive learning ensures that you’ll spend your time efficiently, focusing on what you need to learn and review.Take a look at how adaptive learning helps you tackle the challenges of lifelong learning and board preparation. Learn…
  • Adult acne: how to treat it?

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    A Mayo Clinic dermatologist gives tips on how adults can prevent and treat acne. Treatment options include over the counter medications as well as prescription medications.Acne has 3 stages that can be remembered by the mnemonic "CIN":Comedonal - black/whitehead, open/closedInflammatory - pimples/zitsNodulocysticUse Topical Treatment such as Differin gel as on CCC-F: Cheek, Chin, Cheek, Forehead Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook.
 
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    ScienceRoll

  • The Future of Diabetes Management: 8 Reasons Why We Face Extraordinary Times!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    Around 400 million patients have diabetes worldwide according to estimations. And over the last few years, diabetes management has been improving but due to the new technologies and devices coming to... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Let’s Meet at Stanford Medicine X!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    I’ve given speeches and master courses at several Medicine X events in the past and I’m honored to be invited again for this year’s Medicine X! All I can tell now is that I... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • 62 Science Fiction Movies in 4 Minutes!

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Singularity Hub shared a fantastic video about the 62 major science fiction movies from the early 20th century. A must-see for all sci-fi lovers! Here is the complete list of movies mentioned in... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • Running Tips For Geeks: Wearable Devices and Smartphone Apps

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    It’s really hard to find motivation to go out for a run or to do exercises every single day. I struggle with that, just like you. I only go out for a run if I can measure data, I’m a geek. Here are... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
  • What Should Hospitals Look Like In The Future?

    berci.mesko@gmail.com (Bertalan Meskó)
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    How do you start when the goal is to design the hospital of the future? When I was writing this chapter for my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I contacted talented architects, as well... Visit my blog to read the whole article and other news about the future of medicine!
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    Health Affairs Blog

  • The Latest Health Wonk Review

    Chris Fleming
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    On January 29, Jason Shafrin at Health Care Economist published a “Super Bowl” edition of the Health Wonk Review. Jason’s round-up contains no hot air, but it’s not at all deflating — it includes two Health Affairs Blog posts on the present and future of Medicare ACOs by Mark McClellan and coauthors and Scott Heiser and coauthors. We also want to give a delayed shout-out to the nice “shake the winter blahs” Health Wonk Review that Vince Kuraitis published at e-CareManagement on January 15. Vince included a Health Affairs Blog post by Uwe…
  • Beyond Wellness ROI Part II: The Case Study Of A Major Self-Funded Employer

    Harris Allen and Raymond Fabius
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    In a recent post, we agreed with Goetzel et al. about the advisability of moving away from a preoccupation with the return-on-investment (ROI) of wellness programs and toward the more systemic, iterative view required to make progress toward workplace “cultures of health.” At the same time, we acknowledged Lewis et al. and others for helping to usher in a new and needed scrutiny of the fairness and effectiveness of employment-based wellness programs. But, we also cited peer-reviewed evidence that counters Lewis et al.’s conclusion that there are no conditions under which employer…
  • Exhibit Of The Month: California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act Reduces Amount Paid By Uninsured

    Tracy Gnadinger
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing “Exhibit of the Month” series. Readers who’d like to highlight other noteworthy exhibits from the same issue are encouraged to make their pitch in the comments section below. This month’s exhibit, published in the January issue of Health Affairs, looks at the proportion of hospital charges to and collections from uninsured patients in California from 2003 to 2012. In the article, “California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act Reduced The Prices Actually Paid By Uninsured Patients,” author Ge Bai of the Williams School of Commerce,…
  • Innovation In Health Care Education: A Call To Action

    Regina Herzlinger, Vasant Kumar, Kevin Schulman, and Karen Staman
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Health care administration educators are at a crossroads: the health care sector is rife with inefficiencies, erratic quality, unequal access, and sky-high costs, complex problems which call for innovative solutions. And yet, according to our content analysis of top U.S. health administration schools and a recent article in the Lancet, our educational systems focus their curricula on isolated, theoretical subjects, such as analytics and quantitative problem solving, rather than the team-oriented, practical problem-solving skills required for innovation. All too often, when graduates of these…
  • Health Affairs Web First: Do Low-Income Consumers In Medicaid Opt-Out States Pay More Out Of Pocket?

    Chris Fleming
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In the twenty-three states currently not expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), uninsured adults who would have been eligible for that program and have incomes at or above poverty are now generally eligible for subsidies to purchase health coverage in their state’s Marketplace exchange. How would out-of-pocket costs in the Marketplace compare with Medicaid coverage for this group of low-income Americans living in states not expanding Medicaid? This study, being released by Health Affairs as a Web First, estimated these costs under two simulation scenarios: calculating…
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    KevinMD.com

  • Children with developmental disabilities and the guilt parents feel

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/lisa-shulman" rel="tag">Lisa Shulman, MD</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Recently, at a holiday meal with my extended family, it came to light that neither of my typically developing teenage children really knows how to tie his or her shoes. It seems that for the past decade or so, both have been using the “bunny ears” technique introduced to preschoolers for tying their shoes. My children appear never to have moved on from there to the mature “around the tree” technique. Now, if just one had this pattern, we could chalk it up to individual differences, but the fact that neither has mastered a skill expected by 7 years of age — well, before I knew…
  • The best doctors expect the unexpected

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/skeptical-scalpel" rel="tag">Skeptical Scalpel, MD</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    The following is based on an actual case that occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. A 65-year-old man arrived in the emergency department by ambulance after being found unresponsive. His respiratory rate was 40 per minute, heart rate was 170 per minute, and temperature was 102.2°. He did not respond to Narcan or an ampule of 50 percent dextrose. Blood sugar was 600 mg/dL. The diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis was made. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • The day the music died and how a hospital lost its joy

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/starla-fitch" rel="tag">Starla Fitch, MD</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    There’s a great song by Don McLean called “American Pie.” The chorus talks about “the day the music died.” I thought about that song in my hospital a couple years ago, when the music died there, too. I’ve noticed that our physician burnout and nurse frustration have increased in the years since the music died. Could it be a coincidence? Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
  • Want to practice primary care and be debt free? Here’s how.

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/charmaine-chan" rel="tag">Charmaine Chan, DO</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    A medical student asked to speak to me about a month ago at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where I am an Instructor of family medicine. He has been very active in our school’s Primary Care Scholars program and community health outreach activities. “Dr. Chan,” he said, “I am so torn. I really love primary care, but I am so worried that I won’t be able to get my loans paid off when I’m done.” Unfortunately, he was not the first student to approach me with this dilemma, nor will he be the last. I am impressed that students are planning ahead for their future, but…
  • Kids need more sleep and later school start times

    <a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/marvin-wang" rel="tag">Marvin Wang, MD</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Last August, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement regarding school start times, really a plea to all middle and high schools to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The statement emerged as a result of accumulating evidence showing that earlier school start times effectively restrict an adolescent’s ability to get regular healthful sleep. The timing of the AAP’s statement came on the heels of another sentinel event in my family’s life. Just a month after its publication, my daughter started school. No big deal, except for the fact that she has never…
 
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    James Clear

  • Vince Lombardi on the Hidden Power of Mastering the Fundamentals

    James Clear
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    It was July of 1961 and the 38 members of the Green Bay Packers football team were gathered together for the first day of training camp. The previous season had ended with a heartbreaking defeat when the Packers squandered a lead late in the 4th quarter and lost the NFL Championship to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Green Bay players had been thinking about this brutal loss for the entire off-season and now, finally, training camp had arrived and it was time to get to work. The players were eager to advance their game to the next level and start working on the details that would help them win a…
  • Announcing the Reading List: 100+ Good Books to Read

    James Clear
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    I’m excited to share a new project with you today! It’s called the reading list and, as you would expect, it’s filled with good books to read. Our community has grown quickly from a handful of people two years ago to more than 125,000 people today. (Thank you so much for taking the time to read the free newsletter each week! It is an honor to share my work with you.) As we have grown, I have steadily received more requests to share my reading list with you all. Well, after some work, I have a list of more than 100 reading suggestions divided out by category and topic. Click…
  • 6 Famous Artists Talk About What It’s Like to Overcome Fear and Create Beauty

    James Clear
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Long before I was publishing articles for the world to read, I wrote in a private document. I did this for more than a year. There were a variety of reasons and excuses that I used to rationalize why I wasn’t sharing my writing with others, but in many ways it boiled down to fear. Here’s what I didn’t realize at the time: fear isn’t something that must be avoided. It is not an indicator that you’re doing things wrong. Fear is simply a cost that all artists have to pay on the way to doing meaningful work. Obviously, not everything that is thought or written or created needs…
  • Mental Models: How Intelligent People Solve Unsolvable Problems

    James Clear
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Richard Feynman won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest physicists of all-time. (He was a pretty solid bongo player as well). [1] Feynman received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his Ph.D. from Princeton. During those years, he became known for waltzing into the math department at each school and solving problems that the brilliant math Ph.D. students couldn’t solve. Feynman describes why he was able to do this in his fantastic book, Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman! (one of my favorite books that I read last year). One day [my high…
  • Joseph Brodsky Explains Perfectly How to Deal With Critics and Detractors in Your Life

    James Clear
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:12 pm
    In 1962, a young man named Joseph met a woman named Marina. They lived in Russia together. They shared a passion for art. He wrote poetry. She created paintings. They fell in love and had a child together. It was shaping up to be a good life until one day in 1972, the Soviet officials came knocking at the door. They stormed Joseph’s apartment, took him captive, tossed him on a plane to Vienna, and informed him that he was exiled from the Soviet Union. He never saw Marina again. Anti-Soviet Joseph was Joseph Brodsky, the famous poet. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987. His poetry,…
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    Dr. Wes

  • Is the ABIM Hiding Something?

    DrWes
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Mr. Charles Kroll, a health care non-for-profit accountant, notes a troubling discrepancy this morning in the 2014 consolidated financial statement recently released by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and it's Foundation: The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recently posted the Consolidated (i.e. including ABIM Foundation) Financial Report for the Year Ending June 30,
  • Questioning the ABIM Leadership Compensation

    DrWes
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Compensation amounts for the past President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) were reviewed over the last 10 years of available tax documents.  I have outlined them below.  We should recall that US physicians fund 97% of the ABIM's revenue. Fiscal Year Compensation Comments 2004 $580,377 Includes $50,000 performance bonus awarded to Dr.
  • Care Pathways and Their Kin

    DrWes
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Transitions of Care in Heart Failure, Circulation Heart Failure, January 2015 Living in Washington DC Brochure (Getting 50% of Liquor - Courtesy Harringtonandselves.com) (Choosing a Medical Specialty - Courtesy Surgical Sciences blog) -Wes
  • Katz: In Defense of the Annual Physical

    DrWes
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    David L, Katz, MD, Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center and President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, makes aa case in defense of the annual physical examination, once a cornerstone of American medicine. I would argue, then, that glib dismissal is misguided. Rather, the safest and most promising option in the absence of answers to all relevant questions, is to
  • "Science" Takes ACLS Backwards

    DrWes
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations have become the new pathway to riches for the pharmaceutical industry. First, there was generic colchicine, used for years and years to treat gout for  pennies a pill.  The only problem was, there wasn't an FDA trial proving colchicine's efficacy in the treatment of gout.  Takeda Pharmaceutical, seeing the opening, performed a trial and rebranded
 
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    Summer Tomato

  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week the relationship between meat and mortality, scary news about plastics and menopause, and the simple secrets of happiness. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect…
  • Foodist Approved: Maple and Spice Baked Apples

    Elyse Kopecky
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    baked apples I can’t decide what wins me over more, the aroma of apples baking or the first steaming bite of a bursting baked apple. When it comes to these Maple and Spice Baked Apples both are equally mesmerizing. If you’re hunkered down due to the snow and rain slamming much of the country, here’s a heartwarming sweet treat guaranteed to turn this winter slog around. This dressed up version of classic, whole baked apples calls on browned butter, sweet spices and maple syrup. Follow the recipe below or get creative and stuff your apples with whatever variation of nuts, dried fruit,…
  • What it Feels Like to Have Iron Willpower

    Darya Rose
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Kalexanderson “I need to get motivated.” “I need to stop being so lazy.” “I wish I had her determination.” “I need to just DO IT.” I constantly hear people saying these things when they talk about eating better, exercising, or losing weight. It’s also ingrained in the psyche of our culture. “No pain, no gain.” Of course, these are all just different ways of saying you wish you had more willpower. I get it. Willpower is an amazing thing sometimes. And having a strong reserve of it certainly has its advantages. But…
  • For the Love of Food

    Darya Rose
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For The Love of Food Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup. This week getting over the resolution hump, how thoughts beget actions, and why cooking “light” is a bad idea. Too busy to read them all? Try this awesome free speed reading app I just discovered to read at 300+ wpm. So neat! Want to see all my favorite links? (There’s lots more). Be sure to follow me on on Delicious. I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you. (Yes, I…
  • Wisdom Wednesday: You Never Regret a Workout

    Darya Rose
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo by Randy Son Of Robert It’s a common misconception that San Francisco is warm and sunny. It isn’t. At least not usually. As locals know, Karl the Fog is a year-round resident of the City by the Bay. Karl’s favorite seasons are summer and winter. During the summer he likes to roll into my hood around 4pm, which is why SF residents always bring a jacket when we leave the house. Always. In the winter Karl doesn’t restrict his visits to evenings, but pretty much hangs around all day. Born and raised in SoCal, this took some getting used to. It’s normally…
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    Daily Health Bulletin

  • Mind “The Low Fat” Labels…

    7 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    The idea that eating less fat can keep you healthy, a notion very popular with the medical establishment in the mid 1980s, seemed to make sense. Experts were working with the data available at the time – they saw saturated fat had more calories and raised the bad (LDL) cholesterol. Today fat is still often the diet bad guy and you’re still likely to see “low fat” and “fat free” on many of food labels. While our cholesterol levels, and total intake of saturated fats has gone down, the numbers of obese people in this country has continued to rise. How can we…
  • The Top 7 Diet Mistakes To Avoid

    6 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Trying to lose weight is tough, calling for consistent effort, patience and a good measure of plain old willpower. What makes weight loss even more of a challenge is that there’s so much advice out there, it’s hard to know what to follow, what to ignore. Experts insist that the foundation of successful weight loss is a healthy, calorie controlled eating plan combined with regular exercise. There’s nothing fancy… no “secret”. To lose weight you need to make permanent changes in the way you eat, the way you live and care for your body in order to succeed in…
  • The 20 Best Foods For Top Health

    5 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    A trip to your local grocery store puts literally hundreds of food choices before you. Some you can tell are healthy; others are labeled that way, but may not measure up to those healthy claims when you get right down to it. To help you choose more wisely, here are 20, in alphabetical order, of the best foods you can get. 1. Almonds are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. They may also lower cholesterol. 2. Asparagus is loaded with anti inflammatory nutrients and high amounts of folic acid, and has even been shown to halt the formation of cancerous…
  • How To Get Back On Track After Overeating

    2 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    Over the holidays the temptations to overeat are huge, from Halloween to New Year’s there are delicious goodies all around, in easy reach. It can get hard after a while to resist, to keep up those healthy eating habits, the daily exercise routine. The thing to keep in mind is that while overeating on some days happens to everyone, a single day’s slip isn’t going to turn you obese overnight. It’s the decisions you make over time that will keep your weight under control. Experts suggest that one thing you can do before heading out to a holiday event is to think about…
  • The 34 Words Which keep Your Weight Down

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    In today’s technology obsessed world it’s no surprise that weight loss apps are so popular, but according to new research, the old school pencil and paper work just as well when it comes to losing weight. Food journals are an important, but often overlooked, tool in your weight loss battle that can really have an impact on your results. The power of journaling has most recently been supported by data coming out of the long-term Look AHEAD obesity project, an 11-year study that was funded by the National Institute of Health. Among the 550 participants in the study who kept records…
 
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    Dr. Jay Parkinson

  • "If my kid can’t bring peanut butter to school, yours shouldn’t be able to bring..."

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    “If my kid can’t bring peanut butter to school, yours shouldn’t be able to bring preventable diseases.” - Kim
  • Precision Medicine

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Last week at the State of the Union address, President Obama introduced the masses to something called Precision Medicine. Generally speaking, it is a theory that we should customize and tailor medical treatment for each individual. Of course, that’s exactly what we should do and the direction we should go.Western doctors have a few tools at their disposal to treat their patients:MedicationsSurgeries/ProceduresLifestyle change adviceThat’s about it. So let’s think about which tools are most effective. Doctors aren’t so great at getting people to change their lifestyle…
  • Every test has risks. There are risks of false positives and...

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Every test has risks. There are risks of false positives and false negatives. For example, a false positive is when an HIV test says you have HIV, but you really don’t. And a false negative is when the HIV test says you don’t have HIV, but you really do. Every test that doctors perform have very well-described false negative and false positive rates. Tests come in all kinds of different flavors from blood tests and x-rays to physical exams. Anything that generates some sort of data can be considered a test. Zeke Emanuel recently wrote in the New York Times that we should skip our annual…
  • I spent the New Year in Colorado. I snowmobiled up to the...

    8 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    I spent the New Year in Colorado. I snowmobiled up to the Continental Divide where this photo was taken. It’s quite possibly the toughest photo of me you’ll ever see.
  • An entirely new genre of healthcare delivery: Always-on telehealth

    8 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    For years we, and others, have struggled to describe and define Sherpaa’s healthcare delivery model. It’s not telehealth. Telehealth concepts currently in existence simply don’t go far enough. First, telehealth “visits” are transactional and typically video visits between an unknown, random doctor and patient. They are confined by a doctor-patient time slot and once the transaction is over, for further communication, you have to pay for a new time slot. But, in real life, health is an ongoing conversation with ongoing events, new updates, and needs that can’t really be forced into…
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    ScienceRoll

  • The Future of Diabetes Management: 8 Reasons Why We Face Extraordinary Times!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    Around 400 million patients have diabetes worldwide according to estimations. And over the last few years, diabetes management has been improving but due to the new technologies and devices coming to the market very soon, the whole management of diabetes will significantly change in the coming years. Let me show you some examples how. Digital Contact Lenses Google has an augmented reality glass called the Google Glass which they just stopped developing, but they also patented a digital contact lens through which we can get more information from the digital world plus it can measure blood…
  • Let’s Meet at Stanford Medicine X!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    I’ve given speeches and master courses at several Medicine X events in the past and I’m honored to be invited again for this year’s Medicine X! All I can tell now is that I “might” give a keynote and give some master courses about very exciting topics. Please register as soon as possible because the event gets full very fast. See you there this September! Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The initiative explores how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients…
  • 62 Science Fiction Movies in 4 Minutes!

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Singularity Hub shared a fantastic video about the 62 major science fiction movies from the early 20th century. A must-see for all sci-fi lovers! Here is the complete list of movies mentioned in the video: 1902- Voyage dans la lune 1927- Metropolis 1929- Fraud in Mond 1931- Frankenstein 1933-The invisible Man 1936-The Devil Doll 1951- The Day the earth Stood still 1953- The War of the worlds 1956- Forbidden Planet 1956- Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1957- The incredible Shrinking Man 1960- The Time Machine 1960- The village of the damned 1966- Fahrenheit 451 1968- A space Odissey 1968-…
  • Running Tips For Geeks: Wearable Devices and Smartphone Apps

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    It’s really hard to find motivation to go out for a run or to do exercises every single day. I struggle with that, just like you. I only go out for a run if I can measure data, I’m a geek. Here are the wearable devices and smartphone apps that help me find the motivation I need.
  • What Should Hospitals Look Like In The Future?

    Dr. Bertalan Meskó
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    How do you start when the goal is to design the hospital of the future? When I was writing this chapter for my new book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, I contacted talented architects, as well as organizations such as NXT Health focusing on this sensitive topic and shared my own views as well. Here are a few things from the top of my mind as excerpts from the book: No waiting time will harden the lives of patients as cognitive computers will organize all the details of the healthcare system. It will direct people when and where to go by analyzing their records, and automatically…
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    Low Calorie Diet

  • Garlic Parmesan Egg Chips

    Tory McBroom
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:41 am
    Chips that are low in carbs, high in protein and extremely low in calories? That are bursting with flavor? Yea, it sounds to good to be true…. But, it’s exactly what you’ve got with these garlic parmesan egg chips! The consistency of the chip depends entirely on how thick you place the mixture onto the pan. For […] Garlic Parmesan Egg Chips
  • Easy Homemade Bread Crumbs

    Tory McBroom
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    I particularly like breaded food. Chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, and so on… But, I don’t like how unhealthy and high calorie these types of foods typically are. Unless, you make them yourself! Which is exactly what I did with this easy homemade bread crumb recipe! All of the taste, without the calories, oil and artificial ingredients […] Easy Homemade Bread Crumbs
  • Baked Mozzarella Sticks

    Tory McBroom
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    One of my favorite appetizers to order when I go out to eat are mozzarella sticks! Unfortunately, they are typically fried and extremely high in fat, calories and sodium. So, it was just a matter of time before I hit the lab to create a “healthified” version of this tasty appetizer. And that time is now! […] Baked Mozzarella Sticks
  • Caramel Chocolate Brownies (Only 30 Calories!)

    Tory McBroom
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    It’s hard to believe that a chocolate brownie covered in caramel sauce could contain only 30 calories… And actually taste good! But, with a little trial and error it’s been done! :) This recipe was inspired (very loosely) by another chocolate brownie recipe that called for plain Greek yogurt and a half cup of stevia! […] Caramel Chocolate Brownies (Only 30 Calories!)
  • Protein Pancakes

    Tory McBroom
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    I’ve experimented with many different pancake recipes that are high in protein… With bananas, without banana’s, with almond flour, with coconut flour, eggs, no eggs, and so on. And most were unsuccessful.  Disgustingly unsuccessful. Until I decided to use a little of my own experience cooking with protein powder to finally create a delicious pancake that is […] Protein Pancakes
 
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    annesamoilov.com

  • How To Plant The Seeds For Your Next Launch

    Anne Samoilov
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today’s episode of the Fearless Launching Show is all about this question – How long before you launch a new business, a new product or service should you tell people that something’s coming? Some people give the “coming soon” call the day before. Some people don’t even give a warning – they just say “we’re open” when they’re open. Some are hinting at an upcoming launch months in advance. And then what exactly do you say? It’s no wonder there’s confusion.¦ Read More » The post How To Plant The Seeds For Your Next Launch appeared first on .
  • The Simple 4 Step Process To Cleaning Up Your Digital Life (and why it’s so important)

    Anne Samoilov
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Did you make some plans to launch something BIG for 2015? We all do…so it’s okay if you say yes here. In fact, you should be making big plans. But before we figure out how it’s going to happen…ask yourself this: what if all those big ideas and dreams and plans are stuck… say in your inbox and all over your hard drive? What then? If one of those plans is to launch a new product or service this year…then you need¦ Read More » The post The Simple 4 Step Process To Cleaning Up Your Digital Life (and why it’s so important) appeared first on .
  • The One About Money and Your Launch with Denise Duffield Thomas

    Anne Samoilov
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    Are you making money in your business?  Have you had a successful launch where you actually made sales? Are you happy with the amount you’re making? If not, you’re not alone. If you want your business to grow…that means you want to make more money! Today’s guest on the podcast is Denise Duffield Thomas of LuckyBitch.com. She’s well known for her work helping women entrepreneurs make more Denise and I get into a ton of topics fast…including: What Denise is¦ Read More » The post The One About Money and Your Launch with Denise Duffield Thomas appeared first on .
  • Why You Need A Side Hustle After You Leave Your Day Job

    Anne Samoilov
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    When people talk about their days having a side hustle, it’s usually like a badge of honor. They struggled for years and years trying to make the side hustle their main thing work — to get the chance to finally do what they were passionate about. That story is a common one in some for one or another for many entrepreneurs…even me! That side hustle keeps you ignited because you push, you struggle, you create, whatever it is… but it¦ Read More » The post Why You Need A Side Hustle After You Leave Your Day Job appeared first on .
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    AstroNutrition

  • Product Review: New Chapter Zyflamend Anti-Inflammtory Herbs

    AstroNutrition
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:51 am
    Some health researchers suggest that inflammation may be the root cause of many, if not all, disease. It is a relatively new area of thought, but one that has garnered a fair amount of attention. read more
  • Product Review: RoxyLean ECA Fatburner

    AstroNutrition
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
    RoxyLean ECA is a widely used fat burner designed to activate the body’s weight-loss mechanisms. RoxyLean is an ephedrine-free fat burner, despite its ECA label. read more
  • Men's Health: Multivitamins for Optimal Wellbeing

    AstroNutrition
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Doctors and health practitioners regularly recommend multivitamin supplements for most of the patients, and for good reason. New research shows some potential disadvantages for single-vitamin supplements when combating poor health. Multivitamins, on the other hand, don’t experience the same limitations. read more
  • Product Focus: Rainbow Light Busy-Brain Release

    AstroNutrition
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:32 am
    Our busy lives are killing us. That’s what all kinds of health researchers are saying. The health impacts of a busy, on-the-go lifestyle can lead to serious consequences if not addressed adequately. Heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, depression/anxiety, and other serious health problems can be experienced with uncontrolled stress. read more
  • Probiotics & Bone Health

    AstroNutrition
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    When we talk about bone density, probiotics don’t often come into the conservation. But that’s starting to change. read more
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    dothealthclub.com

  • Learn English: methods for learning English

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

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

    Dr. Subba Rao
    1 Aug 2011 | 7:59 pm
    Ways to make your bedroom attractive and seductive
  • Beauty Tips of Men – maintain your youth.

    Dr. Subba Rao
    24 Jul 2011 | 10:10 pm
    There are very simple things which can be taken care by every men to keep their youth for very long time. These are the simple tips to keep you handsome.
  • Common symptoms and its causes – Health guide

    Dr. Subba Rao
    15 Jul 2011 | 8:37 pm
    Our body is a wonderful instrument which has the ability to heal itself and give signals to you if you need to take any action. If you listen to those signals we can solve many of our health problems.
 
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    Vitamin IMC

  • How IMC is like the Super Bowl

    LuCinda Hohmann
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    Believe it or not, but Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is just like the Super Bowl. Here’s how: It’s all about the ads.  It’s not news to anyone that many people watch the Super Bowl – the championship game at the highest level of professional football in the U.S. – more for the advertisements that play during commercial breaks than the game itself, which make up a large component of the experience. Similarly, ads also make up a large component of IMC plans for companies and organizations nation-wide. But not just Super Bowl TV ads. With the digital age upon us,…
  • Social Media vs. Traditional Media: Theories Behind the Difference

    Sara Singh
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Considering the bigger picture regarding how social media today differs from traditional communications models, the fact remains that the difference lies in the public, instant and archivable attributes of social media which were not prevalent amongst traditional media. People still used to talk, comment, engage and discuss topics via traditional media. The key difference? The medium has changed, not the message. This drives me to believe that the key insights of social media lie in decades of theories from psychology and sociology as a basis for social media marketing strategies.
  • It’s 2015 – Happy New Year and Welcome Back from Vitamin IMC

    Britt Oliver
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    From all of us at Vitamin IMC, we wish our readers, classmates, and faculty a new year of filled with an abundance of success, positivity, and good health! January 5th marks the start of the second quarter of classes at Northwestern University for the Medill IMC Class of 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited to begin providing our perspectives of the ever-evolving world of marketing communications. We would like to thank all of our readers and followers. Whether you have been a long-time reader or are new to our blog, we appreciate your time and engagement. We have even more great…
  • CMOs: 3 Steps for an Early Holiday Campaign That Customers Actually Like

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

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

  • Winter Minestrone Soup with Ravioli

    GalTime
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Packed with vegetables, herbs and pasta, this seasonal soup is certainly a meal in a bowl.  Ingredients: 1/2       Cup Olive Oil 2          Medium Onions, diced 2          Medium Carrots, diced 2          Medium Parsnips, diced 1          Medium Leek, diced 2          Medium Rutabaga, diced…
  • Is Natural Childbirth All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

    Elissa Sungar, IfNotYouWho.org
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The short answer is, Yes! The long answer… I was just 12 weeks pregnant, when our mid-wife asked about our birth plan. I responded, “What is a birth plan”? Before becoming pregnant, I always had planned on getting an epidural a.s.a.p. Why on earth would I want to experience such pain, if there is miracle drug to take it all away? My husband encouraged me to make my own choice, but challenged me to do a bit of research on natural childbirth before I made my decision. After researching and talking to other moms about their birthing experience, I decided natural childbirth was my “birth…
  • 5 Baby Items You Really Don’t Need

    Elissa Sungar, IfNotYouWho.org
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    With the birth of our first child, it is needless to say that the past six months have been an adjustment! It has been a magical time, but still an adjustment. Trying to balance a new baby, time for my husband, laundry, housework, errands, friends, going back to work, exercise, time for myself…has been hard. I quickly learned two things after Declan’s arrival. First, that in order to get everything done, I was going to need to “cut corners”. Ordering take out, hiring a house cleaner when necessary and online shopping are a few of what have become consistent ways to save time in our…
  • Shy Kids: Tips for Introducing Children to New Experiences

    GalTime
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Signing a child up for an indoor soccer club, a local theater club or piano lessons can be an exciting — and emotional — experience. It’s full of possibilities for parents and their children, but it can also be overwhelming. It becomes even more stressful when a child has trouble adjusting.   Teaching kids how to enjoy new experiences and socialize with their peers doesn’t always come naturally. Let’s face it, just like some adults, children can be introverts. While it’s common for parents to worry when a child isn’t participating in an activity, there are…
  • 5 Seconds to Better Teen Texting

    Barbara Greenberg PhD
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Teaching Teens about Texting Etiquette  Yep, some of our teens are sending up to 50 or even more text messages per day. This is concerning because, as we know, lots of information can be lost or misinterpreted in a text. There are no faces to read, no eyes to look into, no sighing  and no crying to hear.  We have got to help our teens with this way of communicating. Surely, we can teach them some things that will make their preferred mode of communication easier, safer, and more likely to come across as intended.  I suggest that we teach them about a “Five Second…
 
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    Fitho

  • Things to do every hour to lose weight all day

    Subaha Kumari
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Losing weight isn’t about doing one good thing like walking in the morning or eating cereals for breakfast— it’s made up of a hundred healthy choices that you make all day long, every day. Let this statement not intimidate you, instead take it up as a challenge. The idea is to repeat making healthy choices so often...Read More
  • 6 Tips To Fit Exercise Into Busy Schedule

    Subaha Kumari
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    We work hard to lead a good life. Exercising and being physically active is key to living healthy. But being busy makes it tougher for us to stay fit. How is it that we can prevent our lifestyle from taking a toll over our health. Can we not even spare a few minutes a day...Read More
  • How to Lose the Beer Belly

    Swati Kapoor
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
      Growing beer belly? Blaming it on the beer is fine but how long will you sit and do nothing about it. How do you get a beer belly? Its just not the beer that is making you gain that belly. Any alcoholic drink will make you fat if you eat food while drinking alcohol....Read More
  • Healthy Weight Loss Diabetes Diet Plan

    Prachi Agarwal
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    To manage diabetes you need to control your weight. But having diabetes makes it hard to lose weight! Well don’t give up so fast. There are easy ways to lose weight with diabetes without starving your self. But before you get on a diet to lose weight let us help you understand how high blood sugar...Read More
  • Why running doesn’t help you lose weight

    Dashmeet Kaur
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Running is good for health. But it might not be enough if you are using it lose weight. While you have to watch what you eat to lose weight, you need to be equally conscious about the right kind of exercise that will help you achieve your health goal. To get results you need to...Read More
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    True Food Movement

  • Healthy Chicken Empenadas, So Good!

    admin
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
      Back in my 20s I needed a good date place.  A restaurant where I could bring guys that wasn’t too pricey, easy to get to, and could spark conversation.  I found my perfect place, a Cuban restaurant called Mucho Gusto Cafe near Berkley College of Music.  Gus, the front of house guy, got to know me and he’d keep an eye out for me.  If I seemed to really like my date, he’d send over some Cuban coffee to help seal the deal.  I brought my now husband there and he was “coffee worthy.” Mama Aida ruled the roost at Mucho Gusto, her recipes soared out of the…
  • All About Avocado Oil with Two Easy Recipes

    admin
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    credit: Lisa Johnson Avocados in my salad, yes please!  Avocado oil?  I had never used it before when a care package landed on my doorstep, and I quickly surveyed some facts. One of the highest smoke points out there, between 480°F and 520°F High in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E Enhances the absorption of other nutrients like Vitamin K Used as cooking oil and as a beauty product to improve skin appearance and fight wrinkles The flavor will vary depending on processing, the lighter the color, the lighter the flavor In fact, when I asked people on Facebook if they’d heard of it,…
  • Teaching Kids To Bake

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

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

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

  • What Your Kitchen Counter Can Tell You about Your Weight

    Hannah Katsman
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University, has been covertly watching people’s eating habits for the last 25 years. In an interview with Anna Maria Tremonte of CBC’s the current, available as a podcast, he argued that there are more effective ways to change people’s eating habits than dieting. In his book, Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Decisions, he recommends changing your eating environment, not your mind. We make 200 decisions about eating every day. Breakfast is about more than whether we have cereal or eggs. If we choose cereal, we…
  • Homemade Chumus with Coriander and Parsley

    Hannah Katsman
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    My vegan son asked me to make chumus. I’ve failed numerous times. The recipe below, unlike others I’ve seen, does not include additional water. I also spent five minutes removing the skin from the cooked chickpeas. I happened to have fresh parsley and coriander on hand, so I added them both. They definitely took the chumus to a new level. This dish got raves from my kids, and I will be making it frequently. I used freshly cooked chickpeas for this recipe. To cook chickpeas, see this chart: Guide to Cooking Dried Beans from Scratch. Adding baking soda makes them softer and…
  • 10 Super Ways to Use Spinach

    Hannah Katsman
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    How to Cook Spinach in the Microwave is one of the most popular posts on Cooking Manager. Preparing spinach in the microwave is quick and mess-free, and nearly foolproof. After cooking fresh spinach, whether in a microwave, pot, or pressure cooker, you can use it in a variety of recipes. I usually chop some, and leave the rest whole. While a lot of people claim not to like spinach, its taste is rather mild. If you stick to small amounts, only the most avid spinach hater is likely to object. Also, the bright green color enhances the look of the dish. Not all of the iron in spinach is…
  • Vegan Cholent (Sabbath Stew)

    Hannah Katsman
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Cholent is the Yiddish word for the stew traditionally served on Sabbath mornings in Jewish homes. Most Jewish communities throughout the world had their own version, using local ingredients. Before people had their own ovens, they brought the cholent to the communal oven on Friday afternoon. There, it would cook overnight, because starting the cooking is forbidden from sunset on Friday. Cholent generally includes small amounts of poultry or cubed meat, and some recipes originating in North Africa include whole eggs in the shell. The key to making a long cooking stew is to include lots of…
  • How to Cook Without Using Fat

    Hannah Katsman
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Fats and oils are an essential part of the human diet, and help make foods tasty.  But with some medical conditions, or before certain procedures, it’s necessary to eat foods with very little or no fat content. You may have to completely avoid butter, oil, and margarine. You may also not be able to have sesame paste, peanut butter, avocado, egg yolks, cheese, nuts, and milk with any fat content. But just because you can’t eat fat, you can still enjoy tasty meals. Cooking without fat may require only a few changes to your regular recipes. Here are some suggestions: Use the…
 
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    Health News from SciGuru Science News

  • Role of Neddylation in Synapse Maturation and Stability

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Posttranscriptional modification plays an important role in the development and function of synapses and is critical for establishing connections between neurons. Recent research has shown that ubiquitylation, one form of posttranscriptional modification that involves attaching ubiquitin to target proteins, plays an important role in synapse development and plasticity.  Neddylation is a...
  • Napping helps babies create new knowledge

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    We all know it is better to ‘sleep on it’ when faced with making big decisions, and we do better on exams after a good night’s sleep. When we sleep our brains are working offline, without processing all the incoming sensory information that comes in when we are awake. Research in adults suggests that during the sleep offline state, events are replayed, certain information is...
  • Fluorescent dyes 'light up' brain cancer cells, reports Neurosurgery

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Two new fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may help neurosurgeons more accurately localize and completely resect brain tumors, suggests a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
  • Growing functioning brain tissue in 3D

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have succeeded in inducing human embryonic stem cells to self-organize into a three-dimensional structure similar to the cerebellum, providing tantalizing clues in the quest to recreate neural structures in the laboratory. One of the primary goals of stem-cell research is to be able to replace damaged body parts with tissues...
  • Hot on the trail of the hepatitis-liver cancer connection

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Using whole genomic sequencing, scientists from RIKEN in Japan have for the first time demonstrated the profound effect that chronic hepatitis infection and inflammation can have on the genetic mutations found in tumors of the liver, potentially paving the way to a better understanding of the mechanisms through which these chronic infections can lead to cancer. Primary liver cancer is the...
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Recipe: Fruit Salad

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:28 pm
     Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon yogurt Method: Put the red apples, sliced peach, celery, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts together in a bowl. Add the lemon yogurt to it. Keep it in the refrigerator to get the cool effect. Your dish is ready to be served.Recipe: Fruit Salad
  • How to improve your dental health!

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired attention it once gained? Here’s how to improve your overall teeth health. In case you lose a whole tooth: Science has made it possible to re-fix your tooth, the only thing expected of you is to save it the proper way. You can hold it back at the same place till you get immediate medical help or you can preserve it by wrapping it in a plastic pouch. Another way to save it is by keeping it immersed in milk while you rush […]How to improve…
  • Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patients

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new research by Wake Forest University looked at a small group of COPD patients who drank beetroot juice as compared to a placebo drink before exercise. “The intent of this study was to determine if acute ingestion of beetroot juice, which is rich with nitrates, prior to exercising could improve the exercise capacity of COPD patients,” said Michael Berry, chair of Wake Forest’s department of health and exercise science. COPD makes…
  • Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood. The new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly. Women who exercised on a regular basis had higher oxygen availability in the anterior frontal region of the brain and performed best on difficult cognitive tasks. “Our findings suggest that regular engagement in physical activity may improve brain functioning even…
  • Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of a woman’s life. But, one has to be cautious to support a healthy pregnancy. The way you care for yourself early in pregnancy has a great impact on your baby’s development. Diet plays a very important role during pregnancy. Choosing the right kind of food is essential for proper development of your baby. Studies suggest that mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • How a Chance Encounter with Primal Advice Changed My Life

    Guest
    30 Jan 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! I’ll start this story at around where I started remembering things in my life as clear as day. I was four years old playing in my first basketball game at the local gym in suburban Dallas, Texas. My mom was a soccer player in high school and…
  • Contest Results: Grocery Time

    Mark Sisson
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I love seeing the pics submitted for this contest. It’s always a pleasure to see the happy, healthy, glowing faces of Mark’s Daily Apple readers. Not to mention the great looking food! Once again, many thanks to everyone that participated. The lucky winner of this random drawing will take home 2lbs of Fresh-frozen fish from Wild Pacific Salmon, 10 assorted jars of Pure Indian Foods Ghee, 35 Bottles of Live Soda, a LIVE T-Shirt, LIVE Hat, a LIVE Water Bottle, and 5 variety packs of AMRAP Bars. And the winner is… Chris L!
  • Contest Poll: 2015 Primal Blueprint Workout Videos

    Mark Sisson
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 21-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Workout Videos. And you responded with 8 top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top videos for this poll was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what made up a good fitness video. Was it fun and entertaining? Was the workout something we can see ourselves doing? Did it inspire and keep us watching? How well did it represent Primal Blueprint Fitness? On and on. In the end we held a blind vote and ended up with four picks. To everyone that didn’t…
  • Contest Poll: 2015 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

    Mark Sisson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A couple weeks back I asked you to film and share your favorite Primal Blueprint recipes for a chance to $1500 in gift certificates to US Wellness Meats. We’ve got some great entries this year, from liquid bone and lamb burger handrolls, to baked lamb shanks and paleo chili. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a video. I hope you had as much fun making them as we have watching them! As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the field, but we were able to get it down to the top five. To everyone that didn’t make the cut, many thanks from myself and (yes, I’ll…
  • Dear Mark: More of Your 21-Day Challenge Questions Answered

    Mark Sisson
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today, I’m doing another batch of 21-Day Challenge questions pulled from the ones you asked me two weeks ago. I managed to make it onto the third page of comments. I’d hoped to get through all of them, but with over 200 questions asked, the task proved insurmountable! Since they were by and large really great questions that deserve serious answers, though, I expect I’ll be drawing on them for future editions of Dear Mark. Stay tuned for that in the future. This week, we’ve got questions about weight machine training, indoor sprinting, eating for drinking “more…
 
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    33 Charts

  • Doximity Unveils Physician Salaries

    DrV
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Yesterday Doximity announced the launch of Career Navigator – the first doctor-driven, grassroots look at physician compensation trends. Some 18,000 verified practicing physicians began sharing anonymous compensation data over the past four months. The resulting interactive map is available free to any US physician through Doximity and includes compensation trends for 48 specialties down to the county level updated in real-time. It’s crazy fascinating.  I could spend hours gliding the cursor over the US map to see who’s got what where.  In fact, I’ve given up staring at…
  • Social Media Has Been Introduced to Physicians

    DrV
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    There’s a national organization that I’ve done some work with.  And for the past few years I have run social media sessions at their annual meeting.  Social Media 101 and other programs with non-threatening names intended to draw in frightened doctors. This year I suggested that the days of the new thing have passed. At some point we must go beyond the introduction and  into application.  The leadership of physician organizations need to begin to pay attention to the adopters and what they can do to move the needle.  Repeatedly pitching the terminally skeptical doesn’t work.
  • Weekend Medicine

    DrV
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    It’s remarkable that hospitals still keep weekend schedules.  On the weekend, things stop.  They don’t stop, but they really do.  ORs operate with emergency staffing.  Routine diagnostic imaging is held until Monday morning. Weekend schedules are a throwback to a time when the tempo of health care was set by the doctor’s rounds and the hands of a clock.  The doctor was out, then he came in.  He’s off for the weekend; she’s covering.  It’s after 5. Weekend medicine is as much a mindset as it is a model of care at an analog pace. As medicine is consumed by technology and…
  • 33 Shorts | January 16, 2014

    DrV
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    A few interesting things from the stream this week: Ignorant teens Most of us were smug enough to believe that we understood teens and their social media after reading this Medium post-gone-viral. danah boyd’s brilliant take shows that teens know themselves no better than we do.  As the father of a 16-year-old, I concur. Pharmacy medicine The short-term solution of a quick visit hasn’t caught up to the reality of providing for the sick.  While mainstream medical offices can learn from retail, I suspect we’ll find that fast-food medicine always tastes best on the way down.  Why…
  • 33 Shorts | January 12, 2015

    DrV
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    A few noteworthy things: Board stiff Doctors are sick and tired of jumping hoops. Organized medicine’s latest mandate is maintenance of certification, or MOC. Consisting of an assortment of oddly creative quality and patient-safety exercises, it seems MOC’s biggest win has been the initiation of a conversation about what makes a doctor qualified.  In a bold move of medical disobedience, The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons has been born. Angry public physicians Counted among the angry internists is Wes Fisher, long-time blogger and public physician, who recently published a…
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    Weight Loss Success

  • Don’t Like Your Weight? – Weight Loss Quote

    George Diamond
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Don’t Like Your Weight? – Weight Loss Quote Weight Loss Success Don’t Like Your Weight? – Weight Loss Quote Don’t like your weight, change it. The post Don’t Like Your Weight? – Weight Loss Quote appeared first on Weight Loss Success.
  • Talk Yourself Into Losing Weight | Self Talk

    George Diamond
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Talk Yourself Into Losing Weight | Self Talk Weight Loss Success Talk Yourself Into Losing Weight | Self Talk One of the ways to lose weight is to talk yourself into doing it. Tell yourself that you can do it. Tell yourself all the things that you will be able to do when you are thinner. Tell yourself that you will have fun trying different and healthier foods. Tell yourself that you can do it. Tell yourself that nothing will stop you. Tell yourself that you will enjoy exercising. Tell yourself how good you…
  • How Will You Lose Weight?

    George Diamond
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond How Will You Lose Weight? Weight Loss Success How Will You Lose Weight? After you make a list of your options on how you will lose the weight, will you choose: easy, proven, certain, fun, convenient, known, unknown, important, urgent, or a challenging way to lose weight? Will you ask everyone for their advice, or will you pick what’s right for you in the long run? How will you lose weight? Losing weight is a personal decision. How you lose it is also a personal decision. There are many ways to lose…
  • The Most Destructive Weight Loss Statement

    George Diamond
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond The Most Destructive Weight Loss Statement Weight Loss Success Most Destructive Weight Loss Statement Want to lose weight? Want to be thinner and trimmer? What is the most destructive weight loss statement you can make? “I can’t lose weight because…” is one of the most destructive weight loss statements you can say. This statement admits failure. It says you are not going to lose weight. It says you have given up. It also is a destructive statement because it is the beginning of the excuses. It is…
  • Tradeoffs to Lose Weight

    George Diamond
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Weight Loss Success - Lose Weight -> Get Healthier -> Live Longer George Diamond Tradeoffs to Lose Weight Weight Loss Success Tradeoffs to Lose Weight When I decided to lose weight, I knew that there would be tradeoffs that I would have to make in order to reach my goal. Tradeoffs like: • Waking up 30 minutes early to get 20 minutes of exercise • Choosing healthier snacks most of the time • Switching to either sugar-free drinks or water • Eating a couple of bananas for lunch instead of going out for fast food • Not going up for seconds Now what did I get for these tradeoffs:…
 
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    The Tippy Toe Diet

  • FUNctional Fitness

    Cammy Chapel
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    I’ve started the new year totally disorganized and unfocused in most areas of my life (blogging and housework being the most visible), but I’ve kept the exercise habit up quite nicely. After 7 years, my need to exercise is almost like my need for air. One day last week, I was feeling kind of bleh about my gym workout. It was one of those days in which I kept having to punt on my first-choice exercises, because someone else was using the station or area I needed. Or, as happened once on the lat pulldown station, they stole my grip! Seriously! So I ended up doing almost all machine…
  • An Above-Average Start to the Year

    Cammy Chapel
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:23 pm
    This is my first post of 2015, and I’ll start out by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you have sufficiently recovered from all the year-end/new year festivities. If you’re like me, you were more than ready to get back to normal, everyday life. My new year started off okay–not bad, not great, just okay. But a few days into it, everything kicked into high gear, and believe it or not, it all started with a compliment I received waaaay back in 2011. If you were reading this blog back then, you were here for it, but unless your memory is 1000 times better than mine,…
  • Mid-Holiday Check-in

    Cammy Chapel
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Well, I managed to miss blogging before the Christmas break and didn’t get to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I feel really bad about that, but I hope you managed to struggle through anyway. With this being our first Christmas without Memaw, I knew it would be a bit bittersweet, and it was. But I tried to shake things up a little by hosting the family’s Christmas morning breakfast at my house this year. We’ve always gathered at my parents’ house for a good ol’ southern-style breakfast, complete with Dad’s breakfast potatoes and Memaw’s homemade…
  • Bouncing Back, Sort Of

    Cammy Chapel
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Remember that cold I mentioned a while back? I’m pretty sure it was more than that. Maybe one of the flu strains. Maybe diptheria or malaria or typhoid. Whatever it was, it kicked my fanny quite nicely. But I’m back, almost, and feeling closer to my normal perky self. It helps that we had a few mild days, weather-wise, and I was able to get out and breathe some fresh air. While I was at it, I cleaned the gutters on my house and got all the leaves raked and bagged. It’s nice to have that to-do item to-done! I also played around in the kitchen over the weekend, and I’m…
  • Home Sweet Home

    Cammy Chapel
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:36 pm
    After what seems like months of traveling, I am at home for the near future. Unless, of course, I get called to cover someone else’s training appointments. My travels came to an end with a bang. My parents and I spent the Thanksgiving weekend on the coast. This was my brilliant idea, and one I regretted for a brief time on Thursday. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, the wind was screaming through my clothes. I had checked the forecast before we left, but I hadn’t noticed that it was supposed to be windy. Brrrr, but only for the morning. By afternoon, I was able to get out for…
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    Fitho

  • Things to do every hour to lose weight all day

    Subaha Kumari
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Losing weight isn’t about doing one good thing like walking in the morning or eating cereals for breakfast— it’s made up of a hundred healthy choices that you make all day long, every day. Let this statement not intimidate you, instead take it up as a challenge. The idea is to repeat making healthy choices so often...Read More
  • 6 Tips To Fit Exercise Into Busy Schedule

    Subaha Kumari
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    We work hard to lead a good life. Exercising and being physically active is key to living healthy. But being busy makes it tougher for us to stay fit. How is it that we can prevent our lifestyle from taking a toll over our health. Can we not even spare a few minutes a day...Read More
  • How to Lose the Beer Belly

    Swati Kapoor
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
      Growing beer belly? Blaming it on the beer is fine but how long will you sit and do nothing about it. How do you get a beer belly? Its just not the beer that is making you gain that belly. Any alcoholic drink will make you fat if you eat food while drinking alcohol....Read More
  • Healthy Weight Loss Diabetes Diet Plan

    Prachi Agarwal
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    To manage diabetes you need to control your weight. But having diabetes makes it hard to lose weight! Well don’t give up so fast. There are easy ways to lose weight with diabetes without starving your self. But before you get on a diet to lose weight let us help you understand how high blood sugar...Read More
  • Why running doesn’t help you lose weight

    Dashmeet Kaur
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Running is good for health. But it might not be enough if you are using it lose weight. While you have to watch what you eat to lose weight, you need to be equally conscious about the right kind of exercise that will help you achieve your health goal. To get results you need to...Read More
 
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    Be Well Buzz

  • The Biggest Mistake Most Couples Commit That Makes Relationship Fail

    Mary Mae Miral, RN
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Love and belongingness are human needs pointed out in Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs.” It talks about friendship, intimacy, affection and love that we achieve through our relationship with our family, loved ones, friends, special someone or with a work group. In other words, it is about the need for human relationships. If you FAIL to fulfill this need, then you would have trouble accomplishing the next need on the ladder, which is “esteem needs.” Being in a good relationship can take you to the pinnacle of happiness. However, in any stage of…
  • The Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

    Dr. Roopa Chari
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Coconut oil can improve the look and overall health of your skin and hair, including helping treat hair loss! Most hair creams and conditioners contain coconut oil as one of their ingredients. Coconut oil is an excellent source of nutrition and has many health benefits used both internally and externally. In tropical countries, coconut oil has been consumed daily for hundreds of years. It can be used in anything from cooking to baking to frying to drinks, both hot and cold. Coconut oil even is recommended in treating malnutrition because it provides a quick and easy…
  • Healing Powers Of Manuka Honey Is Nothing Short Of Magic

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:40 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We’re in the midst of a very interesting time – a return to folk medicine, to self-healing, and to the application of treatments sourced directly from the natural world. After a brief dream of all-powerful pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, and fancy medical technology, we’re reawakening to the subtle and integrative principles of nutrition, proper lifestyle, and natural medicine. These two paradigms shouldn’t be pitted against one another. Instead, we should view them as complementary systems that can help us achieve optimal health effectively and…
  • How To Make Probiotic Rich Fermented Foods At Home

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com By now you have probably heard of the health benefits of probiotics. If you study health you will learn how crucially important the bacteria in your gut are to your health. The website Green Med Info has assembled an amazing list of more than 200 studies, which together explore more than 170 diseases which can be helped or treated with probiotics. The conditions include: Skin and Rash Problems Irritable Bowel Syndrome Weight Gain Diarrhea And even the common cold! Digestive microbiology has only just started to gain an understanding of our internal ecosystem, which…
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    The Aromahead Blog

  • What are Top, Middle, and Base Notes?

    Andrea Butje
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Understanding top, middle, and base notes in aromatherapy We talk a lot about top, middle, and base notes in aromatherapy. What do we mean exactly, and how can you identify each note? Not every aromatherapy blend has to have all three notes. Making a balanced blend just means you consider and understand which aromas tend to be more dominant, and use fewer drops of the really strong aromas. It helps to begin by imagining the feeling or experience that you want to embody in the blend. For blends that do have top, middle, and base notes, you might have to take your time getting to know the…
  • Winter Aromatherapy Bath Salt Recipe

    Andrea Butje
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    A warm, floral aromatherapy bath salt recipe for cold nights! I love warm baths during cold weather. They are so comforting! I especially enjoy adding nourishing bath salts to my water. High quality healing salts can help repair your skin after it’s exposed to harsh weather, and protect it the next time you go out. Here’s one of my favorite aromatherapy bath salt recipes for winter. It’s a warm floral blend. I make it with pink Himalayan salt, which has a particularly high mineral content skin loves, but you can use any natural salt that you prefer. You can use any grain (fine, small,…
  • Look Inside a Free Online Aromatherapy Class: Introduction to Essential Oils

    Andrea Butje
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do you know about Aromahead’s free online aromatherapy class, Introduction to Essential Oils? If you’re already in our free aromatherapy class, I’d just like to remind you that your class never expires—you can log into Aromahead to read over the materials and make the recipes as many times as you like! If you have not yet registered, you can register here (it’s free). I would like to tell you about a YouTube video I made, giving you a sneak peek into our free class. The Introduction to Essential Oils is “aromatherapy 101,” full of important information and great blends you…
  • A Warming, Moisturizing Jojoba Blend

    Andrea Butje
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    A moisturizing jojoba blend to keep you warm! Cold, dry weather can make you feel just that—cold and dry. When I lived in a cold climate it seemed like I was always looking forward to the next cup of tea or hot bath! Here’s an aromatherapy recipe for one of my favorite moisturizing jojoba blends. You can create a warming effect by blending with essential oils that promote circulation, open up your breath, and get the energy moving throughout your body.   You’ll need a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle with a lid. You can make this blend right in the bottle. 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia…
  • Aromatherapy Diffuser Blend for Colds and Flu

    Andrea Butje
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I have a great aromatherapy diffuser blend for colds and flu! I love this diffuser blend (this one is for adults). It’s got rich coniferous notes and when you breathe in, you can just feel the camphoraceous Ravintsara and bright Lemon opening up your sinuses. You can drop these essential oils right into an electric aromatherapy diffuser: 5 drops Siberian Fir (Abies siberica) 3 drops Ravintsara (Cinnamomum camphora ct. 1,8 cineole) 4 drops Lemon (Citrus limon) This aromatherapy diffuser blend for colds and flu is helpful, because Siberian Fir and Ravintsara have airborne antimicrobial…
 
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    Healthy Lifestyles Living

  • What is your magnificent obsession?

    Larry Lewis
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    What is your magnificent obsession? was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living To many people feel their life is empty. Day by day they go through the motions, slowly watching time go by. They don't get any enjoyment from their work but have to put the time in to make the money they need to live. But live is about all they do. With very little excitement, joy or happiness life just trudges on. I know how hard things can be. I've experienced living through a period where everything just seemed fantastic almost perfect. Owning an amazing home being with my 2 beautiful children and with the…
  • How To Tell If You’re Wasting Your Time

    Larry Lewis
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    How To Tell If You’re Wasting Your Time was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living As a professional life coach I have many clients and most of them have a nasty habit in common and that is wasting time. So it begs the question, how to tell if you’re wasting your time? Fortunately there is a way you can overcome this issue and I’m going to share with you today, an exercise which will show you if you’re wasting your time during your daily routine. So why do you so often forget or neglect to spend time organising your daily schedule? The most common excuse I hear people give for…
  • A One Page Plan To Power Up Your Goals

    Larry Lewis
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    A One Page Plan To Power Up Your Goals was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Tonight I am on a FREE webinar going to teach exactly how to use the One Page Plan to power up your Resolutions, but first let me explain what it is. There is one productivity tool that should be a must have in your personal armoury and that is a One Page Plan to power up your goals. With it you would have an incredibly powerful tool that will help you to keep your New Year resolutions and meet your goals in 2015. It’ll remind you of what your goals are, help you track your progress, and give you the…
  • It Is Amazing What You Can Achieve In a Year

    Larry Lewis
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    It Is Amazing What You Can Achieve In a Year was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living Today begins the first full week of the year 2015 and I hope you realise it is amazing what you can achieve in a year. No matter where life finds you right now, you have the power within you to transform everything. I was talking this morning to a young lady who has without a shadow of a doubt proven this very thing. Back towards the end of 2013 she was very unclear of the path she wanted to take. She was struggling through college, with no true goal she lacked the drive or ambition to excel. Then in…
  • Happy New Year – may this be the year you make it great

    Larry Lewis
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Happy New Year – may this be the year you make it great was brought to you by Healthy Lifestyles Living I would like to take this opportunity to wish my readers a very happy New Year. At the stroke of midnight today the calendar will turn over to the 1st of January and another year starts. What I hope for each of you is this is the year where you make it great. As Oprah Winfrey said “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” It truly is possible to make powerful life-changes and what better time than the start of a New Year. New year, new you, right? Perhaps that…
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    Elements4Health

  • Researchers Reveal Brain Hormone as Potential Key to Hypoglycemia Treatment

    Dana
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    For those with diabetes, managing blood sugar is a balancing act. If blood sugar is too high it raises the risk for nerve damage, blindness, kidney failure, and heart trouble, and if too low it can lead to a seizure or unconsciousness. Now a team of scientists from the United Kingdom and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center has taken a step forward in understanding how the brain senses low glucose levels and triggers the body’s response. The discovery may facilitate research into ways to safely control diabetes. A novel pathway buried deep within a region of the…
  • International Research Team Discovers Central Genetic Epilepsy Switch

    Dana
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    An international team of scientists, in conjunction with the University of Bonn Hospital, have taken a new path in the research into causes of epilepsy. The researchers determined the networks of the active genes and, like a dragnet, looked for the “main perpetrators” using a computer model. In doing so, they discovered the molecule sestrin-3 as a central switch. In animal models, the scientists were able to demonstrate that inhibition of sestrin-3 leads to a reduction in seizures. The results are now being presented in the renowned journal Nature Communications. During an…
  • Researchers Observe Unknown Link Between Sleep and Memory

    Dana
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected, but just how that process works has remained a mystery.  Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation. The question is, does the mechanism that promotes sleep also consolidate memory, or do two distinct processes work together? In other words, is memory consolidated during sleep because the brain is quiet, allowing memory neurons to go to work,…
  • Research Discovers Similarities Between Dreaming and Wakefulness

    Dana
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Controlling one’s dreams, living out in that state what is impossible in real life is a tempting idea. People with the ability to have what are called “lucid dreams” have this ability. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have discovered that the brain area which enables self-reflection is larger in lucid dreamers. Thus, lucid dreamers are possibly also more self-reflecting when being awake. Lucid dreamers are aware of dreaming while dreaming. Sometimes, they can even play an active role in…
  • Survey Isolates Main Causes for Failed Post-Hospital Care in Acute Heart Failure Patients

    Dana
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    A survey, designed by researchers at Vanderbilt University, was recently published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine, along with responses that shed light on the non-medical issues that limit patients’ ability to care for themselves. This tool, designed to assess what interferes with acute heart failure patients’ ability to care for themselves after hospital discharge, holds promise for improving patient outcomes and reducing readmissions to the hospital. “In order to reduce the number of patients returning to the emergency department for heart failure exacerbations, we…
 
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    BitterSweet

  • Soya with Aloha

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Commonly regarded as merely a casual greeting, “Aloha” takes on an entirely different tone when spoken in Hawaii. The Aloha Spirit goes much deeper than surface pleasantries, and isn’t something that can be faked. It has to do with honesty, patience, and sharing, just for starters, which is why I can think of no company more aptly named than Aloha Tofu. Churning out soybean curds since 1950, the operation has always been a family business, focused on using high-quality ingredients while keeping the process as simple as possible. No added preservatives mean that none of the…
  • The Sun Also Rises

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Click the photo above to view full size. If you’d like to enjoy it as your desktop wallpaper, right click the large version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen. Bask in the early morning glow every time you turn on your computer, and enjoy.
  • Honolulu Eats on the Cheap

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    There’s no such thing as a free meal, and that particular turn of phrase has never been more true in the metropolis of Honolulu. Demand for quality food is high but resources are considerably limited, to say the least, which can create a deleterious financial drain on anyone fond of eating out. It’s the price for paradise; always worth the cost, but difficult to sustain. That said, prime deals can be found, even within vegan parameters, for those willing to hunt. Strapped for cash and in need of a seriously hearty bowl of sustenance? Look no further than Zippy’s local…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Making Beautiful Music

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Kamaka Ukelele Factory 550 South Street Honolulu, HI 96813 Free tours every Tuesday – Friday at 10:30 am, led by Uncle Fred himself. It’s a piece of history not included in any of the guidebooks, but if you’re in town, it would be a shame to pass this opportunity by.
  • B-A-N-A-N-A-S

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:18 am
    Like it or not, modern Honolulu is a rapidly changing world city, adapting local traditions to incoming waves of global inspiration. Although most are quick to take issue with bigger construction projects that are literally transforming and modifying the landscape as we know it, it’s a more positive and exciting proposition from a culinary standpoint. Every return visit turns up fresh eateries, new businesses, and inspiring young entrepreneurs eager to strike out on their own in paradise. It was pure luck that I caught wind of Banán, a tiny operation serving simple, sweet treats out of…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice

  • Everything You Need To Know About Hair Mineral Analysis.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’m all about testing and quantifying what’s going on inside my body, so when Certified Holistic Health Coach Wendy Myers The post Everything You Need To Know About Hair Mineral Analysis. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • 5 Must-Read Books For 5 Important Areas Of Your Life.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    I’m writing this to you while I’m on a flight from LAX to Seattle. See, while coming back from a series of The post 5 Must-Read Books For 5 Important Areas Of Your Life. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • Is Bluetooth Radiation Dangerous?

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do you use a wearable like a FitBit or Jawbone? How about a bluetooth headset? A bluetooth enabled appliance? A car The post Is Bluetooth Radiation Dangerous? appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • #306: When Biohacking Goes Too Far, Hidden Carbs In Vegetables, How To Get Rid of Flat Feet & Is Miso Healthy & More

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Jan 21, 2015 Podcast: Are Inversion Tables Bad For The post #306: When Biohacking Goes Too Far, Hidden Carbs In Vegetables, How To Get Rid of Flat Feet & Is Miso Healthy & More appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • Episode #306 – Full Transcript

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    Podcast #306 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2015/01/306-when-biohacking-goes-too-far-hidden-carbs-in-vegetables-how-to-get-rid-of-flat-feet-is-miso-healthy/ [0:00:00]   Introduction:           In this episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast:  Are Inversion Tables Bad The post Episode #306 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • February 2015 Workout Calendar

    Amanda Ingle
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Join us this month as we plan our February workouts with this easy-to-follow calendar. The post February 2015 Workout Calendar appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 3 Ways to Eat Organic Food on a Budget

    Cassie Johnston
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    You don't have to break the bank to eat organic. Try these ways instead! The post 3 Ways to Eat Organic Food on a Budget appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Super Bowl Snack Smackdown: Food vs. Fitness

    Anytime Fitness
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    How much exercise will you need to do in order to burn off those Super Bowl snacks? The post Super Bowl Snack Smackdown: Food vs. Fitness appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Protein Packed Pina Kale-ada Smoothie Recipe

    Carly Sippel
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    This high fiber smoothie recipe combines the best superfoods plus flavors to start your day out right. The post Protein Packed Pina Kale-ada Smoothie Recipe appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The 3 People That’ll Get You to a Healthier Place

    Shannon Fable
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    If getting to a healthier place was at the top of your ‘To Do’ list in 2015, it’s time to take a look at... The post The 3 People That’ll Get You to a Healthier Place appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

  • Debunking Misconceptions of Skin Care

    Angela
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    Ever had a friend share a skin care tip and wondered if it was true? Have you been following particular skin care practices but not sure why? While it’s early in 2015, we thought it would be useful to debunk common misconceptions of skin care. It’s easy to fall prey to magazine headlines that cater to skin care woes or even news headlines reporting on single non-replicated studies. Some of these common misconceptions you may already know, but perhaps you are not aware of the full reasoning behind it.  Whatever the case may be, lets get started on debunking misconceptions of skin…
  • Makeup 101 – What Should Happen Before, During & After Makeup Application

    Tammy Cario
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Danielle’s room was softly lit with relaxation music playing in the background, the prominent window on the far wall casting ambient light to the accompaniment of a panoramic meadow view. She smiled and welcomed me in for our makeup consultation. I wouldn’t classify the two butterflies in my stomach as nervousness so much as an awareness that I was about to have someone looking at my skin close up and noticing the imperfections. Working as an esthetician  for 13 years, and for Dr. Bailey for three of those, Danielle Key knows her way around skin products with ease. She’s used to seeing…
  • How to Know Which Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Is Right for You

    Cynthia Bailey, M.D.
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    The single biggest thing you can do to keep your skin looking young is to keep the sun off it 365 days a year. That means you need to love your sunscreen so you will want to wear it from sun up to sun down. It needs to be state-of-the-art broad spectrum sunscreen protection that you can trust too. Start today! Combine sunscreen with seeking shade, wearing a hat, and covering as much of your skin with clothing as you comfortably can. Do this and I promise that in 10 years, you will thank me for motivating you today. So, how do you pick a broad spectrum sunscreen that’s worth your…
  • Why You’ll Never Think Twice About Washing Your Hands Again

    Angela
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Do you find you get sick throughout the year? Have you tried all sorts of remedies, including airborne to no avail? Even if you are washing your hands regularly, are you doing it properly? When working in the medical profession, one of the first things we are taught is the importance of washing your hands. The practice of washing hands has saved millions of lives by stopping the spread of infections. For example, prior to routine hand washing the outcomes of surgery patients were mostly negative. As a small child, my mother told me a story of how my father’s meticulous hand washing…
  • Why Healthy & Beautiful Skin Care Requires a Healthy You, Inside & Out

    Tammy Cario
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The desire of every dermatologist is for people to have beautiful skin and healthy skin care. The kind that glows with health, doesn’t have cancerous spots, acne or dry patches, doesn’t have disfiguring scars and gets compliments from everyone. But, alas, it often doesn’t work like that. Everyone has imperfections, even the stars who have personal makeup artists and luminescent skin from Photoshop. Here in the real world, we have to look at our imperfections in the mirror and go out feeling like everyone is staring and judging… because we judge ourselves. According to Social…
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    Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic Blog - Augusta GA

  • Treatment for Short Leg Syndrome in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Some patients may be unaware that one of their legs is shorter, which is medically referred to as Limb Length Discrepancy or Short Leg Syndrome. This usually causes problems in their knees, pelvis, back and neck. There are a number of reasons for this. Some of the leg length differences are permanent or “anatomical” and some of them are reversible or “functional”.  Both types of short leg can cause increased stresses to the pelvis and lumbar spine, often resulting in low back, buttock, hip and leg pain. Many medical researchers have concluded that even a few…
  • The Flu Season and Chiropractic Care

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    The startling statistic for this year’s flu season A steady stream of news media just announced the bad news that this season’s flu shot has not been effective. USA Today called the ineffectiveness “bad news in a particularly harsh year for the virus“, while the Associated Press said it more candidly with: “This year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.“ What is the reason for such low numbers of…
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a condition that makes you feel so tired that you can’t do all of your normal, daily activities. There are other symptoms too, but being very tired is the main one. Some people have severe fatigue and other symptoms for many years.  The symptoms may actually worsen with physical or mental activity, and usually affects two to four times more females than males.   Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome photophobia (eye…
  • Can Chiropractic Treat Pes Anserine Bursitis?

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    What is Pes Anserine Bursitis? Pes anserine bursitis is inflammation of the bursa on the inside of the knee just below the knee joint.  A bursa is a thin, lubricated cushion that lies between bone and surrounding soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Its purpose is to limit friction between the bone and the surrounding tissue. Because these 3 tendons splay out on the anterior aspect of the tibia and give the appearance of the foot of a goose, pes anserine bursitis is also known as goosefoot bursitis.   Signs and Symptoms Decreased muscle strength Gait deviations…
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome Specialist in Augusta GA

    Dr. Mark Huntsman
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    Iliotibial band syndrome is the leading cause of lateral knee pain in runners accounting for up to 12% of all running-related injuries. The ITB is a sheet of connective tissue originating at the iliac crest and terminating at Gerdy’s tubercle and the fibular head. The Iliotibial band runs down the lateral thigh and knee and passes over the lateral femoral epicondyle (LFE).  The Iliotibial band’s primary function is to coordinate muscle function to stabilize the knee during running, jumping and lateral movements. We commonly see runners at the gym  foam-rolling the outside of…
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    (((OrthoStreams))) orthopedic industry news and comprehensive lists

  • Korean orthopedists review the Prime Minister’s son’s knees in public

    Tiger Buford
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    PM nominee’s son has public health exam (Healio) The son of Lee Wan-koo, the prime ministerial nominee, underwent a medical examination on his knee Thursday at a general hospital in Seoul to prove that his conscription exemption was legitimate and quash any draft-dodging accusations that could disqualify his father. The MRI scan of his leg showed […]
  • Study: The 1st PRP injection is the most effective for healing

    Tiger Buford
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Initial PRP injection likely more effective in healing than subsequent injections (Healio) Subsequent injections of platelet-rich plasma have been shown to be less effective than the initial application in cell healing among a healthy volunteer group, according to recently published data. Researchers injected eight volunteers (mean age: 31.6 years) with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) three different times […]
  • Study: Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty has gained rapid acceptance in the United States

    Tiger Buford
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Study findings show rapid acceptance of RSA in United States (Healio) Schairer WW, et al. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015;doi:10.1016/j.jse.2014.08.026. Since its introduction in 2004, reverse shoulder arthroplasty has gained rapid acceptance, accounting for one-third of all shoulder arthroplasty procedures in the United States in 2011, according to study results. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, researchers […]
  • Study: Robotic-assisted THA matches the imaging data in angles and measurements

    Tiger Buford
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Angles, measurements in robotic-assisted THA match imaging data (Healio) El Bitar JF, et al. Orthopedics. 2015;doi:10.3928/01477447-20150105-57. Robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty was found to be a close match for postoperative imaging results in predicting cup inclination and anteversion angles as well as leg-length and global offset changes, according to recently published data. Researchers studied 61 patients who […]
  • ‘Orthopedic Capital Of The World’ is still hiring despite the new Med Device Tax

    Tiger Buford
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    ‘Orthopedic Capital Of The World’ Is Still Hiring Despite Health Law Tax   (NewsOK) Amy Pritchett works as a machinist, running computerized mills in a medical device manufacturing plant. In this Q & A, Pritchett talks about what it was like to switch careers after 15 years as a nursing home worker. Don’t see the audio […]
 
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    Heart Sisters

  • When we judge the poor the way we judge the chronically ill

    Carolyn Thomas
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    After reading sociologist Dr. Lisa Wade's excellent essay on how we judge those living in poverty, it has occurred to me that there are painfully strong similarities between negative judgements about the poor and negative judgements about the chronically ill. Here's why . . .
  • 85% of hospital admissions for chest pain are NOT heart attack

    Carolyn Thomas
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    What do you do if you're working in Emergency medicine? Do you admit every patient complaining of chest pain despite knowing that 85% of the time, the symptom is actually unrelated to the heart? Or do you come up with an alternative diagnosis and send the patient home - at the risk of failing to diagnose a real heart attack?
  • Should you bring that list of questions to your doctor?

    Carolyn Thomas
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    It took a 1985 research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine to suggest this news flash: a patient who brings a written note listing concerns or questions to a doctor's appointment is NOT neurotic, but simply "seeking clarity, order, information, and control." Until then, however, physicians considered this behaviour (seen only in 'ladies') to be a mental health condition they called "la maladie du petit papier" (the disease of the little paper). But here's why bringing in a written list to your next doctor's visit isn't only not neurotic, it's what smart patients should do…
  • The Sitting-Rising Test: what’s your score?

    Carolyn Thomas
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Here's a deceptively simple test you can do in your own living room to assess your mortality risk, and the equally simple advice from this Brazilian doctor on how to live a longer and healthier life.
  • A year in review: Top 10 Heart Sisters posts in 2014

    Carolyn Thomas
    28 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    From early heart attack warning signs to living with an invisible illness or wondering if a too-tight-bra-feeling might actually be a heart attack symptom, here's the Top 10 list of the most widely-read Heart Sisters posts in 2014.
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    maleenhancementguide.org

  • How Magnesium Benefits Your Erections

    Vita Admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:08 pm
      There is a great variety of options available for natural male enhancement, including optimizing your intake of vitamins and minerals. One important mineral is magnesium, which helps regulate your levels of calcium, zinc, and other nutrients. It is also instrumental in producing energy and functioning optimally. Magnesium deficiency can take place, however, and ultimately avoid the quality of your erections. Here is more information about this mineral. In the arena of men’s potency and sexual wellness, there are numerous benefits that can be expected, summed up into two points: (1)…
  • Behavior Therapy for Some Underlying Causes of Sexual Dysfunction

    Vita Admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:13 am
    Psychological tools such as behavior therapy have long been tried and tested for cases of erectile dysfunction and similar sexual woes in men. Given the various underlying emotional components of ED, behavior therapy may in fact be one key to solving the condition. Here is a look at the three common emotion-related causes of ED, and how this technique can be of help. Number 1: Stress Stress is among the most common causes of ED. It is everywhere, from home and office to every single change that takes place in your life. Excessive and uncontrolled amounts of stress can cause trouble for your…
  • Strengthen Your Erection with These Tips

    Vita Admin
    10 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    Strong, supersized erections don’t just happen by accident, or aren’t always a natural gift. There are times when you may encounter less-than-optimal erectile and sexual conditions, even if you are a mostly healthy, young man. Erections are very important to initiate and maintain the lovemaking, so you have to address issues related to these immediately. This is where male sexual enhancement comes in: it promises bigger, better, and more sustained erections, as well as other benefits such as enhanced sexual stamina, energy and performance, orgasm control, and many more. Here are some ways…
  • The Pros of Using a Male Enhancement Supplement

    Vita Admin
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    Perhaps you are wondering: why are male enhancement pills so heavily promoted? What makes them a good alternative to drug formulas such as Viagra? Here is a quick overview and answers to these questions, and why it may be a good idea to explore supplement for sexual enhancement today. Prescription-free. These erection pills, used to fight erectile dysfunction or simply help enhance your erections and overall performance in bed, have an herbal/natural base, and therefore are classified as a supplement and available without a doctor’s prescription. They can be shipped directly and discreetly…
  • A Look at How Sperm Is Collected

    Vita Admin
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    Sperm health and viability are a key component of the male reproductive function. For instance, have you ever wondered how sperm is collected for various purposes? Here is a quick look at this topic. One way to collect sperm is through masturbation, mainly for semen analysis or insemination. This is a form of self-collection and the output is placed in a sterile collection cup. The patient is typically led to a clean private room, where he is given erotic magazines and videotapes to arouse himself. A similar approach is semen collection through a collection condom with the patient’s…
 
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    Solve ME/CFS Initiative » Blog

  • Wanted: Patient Participation in Quality of ME/CFS Medical Care Survey

    Leigh Reynolds
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee’s Centers of Excellence Working Group invites the participation of all ME/CFS patients, 18 years of age and older, worldwide, but particularly within the United States, to participate in an online survey the purpose of which is to determine the ease of patient access to ME/CFS Specialists and to assess the quality of medical care received by individuals with ME/CFS from all of their healthcare providers. While it is of primary importance to establish the quality of care received by patients on a country-by-country basis, the intent of this…
  • Public Release of the IOM ME/CFS Study February 10

    Leigh Reynolds
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    The Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will hold a public release event for its consensus report on February 10th, 2015 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C.  (500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC). Interested individuals will be able to attend the public release event in person or virtually via webcast. Persons who plan on attending the meeting in person are requested to register in advance prior to February 5, 2015. Registration for persons attending…
  • Research Digest – January 2015: High Interest in ME/CFS Shown in Journal Rankings

    Suzanne Vernon
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    Patients often describe the relapsing of their disease symptoms following physical or mental activity as a “crash” or “hitting the wall”.  The biomedical field describes this characteristic and hallmark feature of ME/CFS as post-exertional malaise (PEM) – a term that grossly understates the debility that comes with this disease-defining symptom. Deciphering PEM is a critically important area of research for ME/CFS; you can’t begin to fix a problem like post-exertional malaise until you can understand its underlying cause. If research can help our understanding of PEM we will…
  • Guest Blog: Armin Alaedini, PhD – The Search for Food Sensitivity Biomarkers in ME/CFS

    Suzanne Vernon
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Often those with ME/CFS experience gastrointestinal symptoms. Biomarkers of these symptoms could help to identify subtypes in ME/CFS. Dr. Armin Alaedini is using samples from the SolveCFS BioBank™ to study the gastrointestinal immune response in patients with ME/CFS. In the following blog post he discusses celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder with a wide range of symptoms, some of which resemble those seen in ME/CFS. The Search for Food Sensitivity Biomarkers in ME/CFS by Armin Alaedini, PhD Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences, Department of Medicine, Celiac Disease Center, and…
  • The P2P Report – CFSAC Drafts Substantive, Expert Response

    Leigh Reynolds
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    On December 9 & 10, 2014, the NIH Office of Disease Prevention held its Pathway to Prevention Workshop for “Advancing the Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”. Upon the conclusion of the workshop, the panel prepared their Draft Report and recommendations. It was posted to the workshop website on Thursday, December 18, 2014 and is open for comments until Friday, January 16, 2015, at midnight. The P2P Draft Report has been met with some enthusiasm, as it officially addresses many things the patient community has known for years… “ME/CFS is an unmet public…
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    Health Blog

  • Memory Training Program Helps Relieve Some ADHD Symptoms in Children

    Health Blog
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    A 5 week intensive memory training program has potential in relieving a number of ADHD symptoms in children. Significant changes for individuals who finished the program were seen in areas like ADHD symptoms, attention, initiating tasks, organization and planning, and working memory. Software was tested which was created to improve working memory, one of...
  • Smoking Infographic

    Health Blog
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Pregnant non-smokers inhaling second-hand smoke have an increased risk of delivering babies with defects or stillborn babies. Researchers looked at the potential effects of passive smoking on newborn death, congenital birth defects and miscarriage. The risk of still birth was increased by 23% and passive smoking was linked to an increased congenital birth defect...
  • Early Warning Signs of Arthritis Infographic

    Health Blog
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    Research has found that physicians who treat osteoarthritis patients are usually not using standard treatment guidelines which are based on the latest medical evidence. The researchers noted medical practitioners were prescribing medications for inflammation and pain, or choosing surgical interventions instead of suggesting weight loss or exercise plans to patients with osteoarthritis. A 2002...
  • Asthma Statistics Infographic

    Health Blog
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:41 am
    Research involving children with asthma that are living together with cigarette smokers demonstrates that household air cleaners could significantly minimize air pollution in households and reduce day time asthma symptom rates comparable to those obtained by using some asthma anti-inflammatories. Even though air cleaners improved upon the overall air quality inside households, they didn’t...
  • What Is Autism Infographic

    Health Blog
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Research indicates that 2 commonly available supplements can be effective for the treatment of biochemical function abnormalities often experienced by individuals who have autism. Abnormalities in critical biochemical functions which help in maintaining health – specifically glutathione, methylation, and mitochondrial functions are often seen in children who have autism. Glutathione is a primary antioxidant,...
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    MediAngels, World's First Online Hospital - Blog

  • Online Consultation in Psychiatry, Psychological Counselling & Mental Health

    Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
    Dr. Shefali Batra is one of the top/leading Psychiatrists all over the world. She practices in India as well as in the USA. Dr. Shefali is one of the panel doctors on MediAngels wherein she provides online consultation to Psychiatry …
  • Second Opinion From MediAngels.com Prevented 44% Unnecessary Surgeries In Patients

    Editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:16 am
    The Times of India article, all editions, covered on 4th January 2015, showcased the MediAngels data – More than 44% of patients who sought medical second opinion from the Best Doctors on MediAngels.com, avoided unnecessary intervention & surgery. Do you …
  • Always ask – Do I Really Need Surgery?

    Editor
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    An 80 year old businessman, was advised a Coronary Angioplasty. Except for having high BP problem and high cholesterol, he was hale & hearty; and leading a healthy lifestyle. After seeking a Second Opinion from one of MediAngels Cardiologists, this man was saved from the physical, mental & monetary trauma of an unnecessary surgical procedure!
  • Video Consultation Second Opinion with the Best Doctors Globally – Samar’s Story

    Editor
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Read this story about a 15 year old boy, suffering from Cleft lip and Deviated Nasal Septum since birth. Not being able to consult the Best Plastic Surgeon for his problem in Mauritius, made him familiar with MediAngels & the Video Consultation service came to his rescue. Eventually, after seeking a Second Opinion from one of the best Facial Plastic Surgeons in India, he was free from all his sufferings!
  • RIP Phillip Hughes – How do we reduce such tragedies in India?

    Editor
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:29 am
    A young guy like Phillip Hughes died in a tragic incident at the cricket field despite wearing a protective head gear, that too in a country like Australia where healthcare delivery system is abundantly developed. The role of second opinion in such cases like Head injuries can be very significant & could even help save a life!
 
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    Healing Talks

  • Using ozonated olive oil to heal skin conditions – including home acne treatment

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
      (Healngtalks) Oxygen and ozone are systemic healings.  Ozonated olive oil (OOO) is made by means of having ozone gas bubbled into olive oil for a period of 3 weeks which then changes the consistency of the oil. It becomes a gel that looks like Vasoline.  Its properties are powerfully antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, plus […]
  • Just Bring to Light – Expanded Consciousness Heals

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
      (Healingtalks) It has been my view that consciousness, as such, is a healing force. This is brought out in my upcoming book called Raw-Wisdom: Healing Our Worldview, Ourselves, Each Other and the Planet.  Subscribe to our newsletter to find out when it will be available. The thesis is that consciousness is the universal relationship […]
  • Fritjof Capra: A Systems View of Life

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Fritjof Capra and the Systems View of Life (Healing Talks) Our xclusive interview with Fritjof Capra begins with a discussion of his encounter, in 1977, with Dr. Stanislav Grof, a founder of modern transformational psychology. This meeting of two great minds occurred two years after Capra’s highly successful publication of The Dao of Physics wherein […]
  • Healing Power of MSM

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    (Healingtalks) MSM or Methyl-Sulphonyl Methane is a powerful supplement that essentially helps cellular permeability. When taken with oxygen supplements, the end result is often an authentically systemic healing of the body.This is because oxygen forms a bridge between the chemical model of nature, the atomic, and the deeper penetrating consciousness-centered model, and where consciousness is […]
  • Peppermint Oil Extract Used to Increase Athletic Performance

    Nathan Batalion, PhD, Naturopath, Triathlete
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    (Healingtalks) Careful scientific studies have shown that the daily use of peppermint oil dissolved in water can help increase athletic performance. The findings were published in the Journal of the International Society for Sports Nutrition. Male student athletes were given a drop of the extract in 500 ml of water or about 16 ounces daily […]
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    Dialysis Postings

  • Hypertension All Over Again

    Julius
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Rebound Hypertension Rebound high blood pressure is blood pressure elevation in response to stopping or reducing hypertension medications. It literally means blood pressure once put under control rebounds. Reference – Hypertension-Bloodpressure-Center I have been dealing with Rebound Hypertension the whole last quarter of year 2014. Being as such described above, rebounds in high blood pressure among us CKD & dialysis patients are a common occurrence. With all the medications I take and constant fluctuations in electrolyte balance, high blood pressure getting uncontrolled is…
  • Blogging Again

    Julius
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
       “Away for too long…” That’s how its been these past 3 years with regards to my blogging duties. Forgotten? Not likely. Neglected? Absolutely not! Let’s just say I “tucked in away”  blogging for a while for other more important matters like having to settle my dialysis treatment regimen and other financial and logistics concerns. But I’m back into blogging again, that’s what matters now. Hitting those keys and the sound of keyboard clatter as I typed away my insights felt like a welcome lullaby, soothing my overspent brain cells…
  • Blogging Hiatus

    Julius
    20 Apr 2011 | 6:13 pm
    It’s been quite some time since I last made a post here in DP. Some of you might think that I already lost interest in sharing my experiences on treatment. Well, this is not true and is not the case. Simply put, I have been busy this past few months and didn’t found the time to write articles and update this blog. Let’s just say that I had a blogging hiatus of some sorts. The important thing is that I’m here again to write, letting my readers know that I’m still here, and still very much enthusiastic to share my treatment experience, as well as some knowledge I…
  • A Road Trip That Did Me Good

    Julius
    30 Sep 2010 | 10:26 pm
    I had a recent hiatus from blogging and wasn’t able to update my blogs due to a road trip I just took recently. My aunt, the one who’s been supporting my treatment, came here in the Philippines and we went on vacation. We went to our hometown in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. I had a chance for a vacation and also got the chance to see tha Bangui Wind Farm. I’ll get to tell you more about my road trip on my other blog, but that’s for another time. The crux of this article is that taking a vacation, though how short, would be good for you as a dialysis patient. Taking a time…
  • Don’t Let The Flu Get You

    Julius
    7 Aug 2010 | 12:21 am
    Don’t let the flu get you. This is my mantra whenever the rainy season sets in. Influenza or the flu is more rampant during this season and being a dialysis patient puts me in a much higher risk of contracting the virus. People with kidney failure have weak immune systems, so therefore we are more susceptible to contagious diseases such as flu. What is the Flu? Influenza (the flu) is a virus that attacks the breathing system—your nose, throat, and lungs. It causes: Fever and chills Severe muscle aches Headache Overwhelming fatigue Sore throat A dry cough A runny or stuffy nose.
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    Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

  • Music Therapists, What’s your next business cadence?

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

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

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

    Kat Fulton
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Music is the silence between the notes. Claude Debussy It’s almost WEBINAR TIME! I’ll be announcing a very cool new program in 2015! I haven’t been this excited about helping business owners in a lonnnnng time. Hope to see ya there =) I ripped the title of this blog post off this little gem, shared […]
  • 100-year anniversary of the Christmas Truce

    Kat Fulton
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    My husband Matt loves history, and I love music, so here we are doing what we love! Sharing this beautiful story, and singing a song for you =) Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Here’s a copy of the poem: A Carol from Flanders by Frederick Niven (1878-1944) In Flanders on the Christmas morn The trenched […]
 
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  • Another 5 Ways to Get Happier

    Roman Soluk
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Since the childhood many people know the myth of happiness. They say that happiness is to be found, that you have to fight for the happiness, etc. But the truth of life may shock you! And it is that every person has the right to be happy. It’s the same as the right to breathe. You’re not fighting for oxygen, you don’t try to find it or deserve. You just breathe. A similar situation can be with happiness. Can’t you just be happy without a fight? If you start to struggle, you just spend a lot of energy and you forget what it was for. So, how to become happy and enjoy…
  • How to Make Yourself Love Your Job Again

    Roman Soluk
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    One of the advantages of your job is that you do exactly what you love to do. It is also a necessary condition, because as soon as your job becomes a routine you will forget about the development and promotion of your brand and about your own career. This can be done only by the person who truly loves their job. At the same time, experiencing lack of desire and enthusiasm to work is the common problem. People often begin to do what they think they want and in practice it turns out that their expectations are different from what they have to do. However, there is no reason to destroy…
  • How to Deal With Aggressive People

    Roman Soluk
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    A person is born neither aggressive nor vicious. It’s often their own choice or at least disability to cope with all difficulties of life. Let’s try to understand this in detail. One of the definitions of aggression is: “Aggression is a motivated destructive behavior contrary to the norms of society, bringing physical harm to people or causing them psychological discomfort.” In other words, aggression destroys the person themselves and the world around them. However, despite such consequences there’s so much aggression around us today. Why is it so? What makes a…
  • 10 Mistakes that Kill Your Relationship

    Roman Soluk
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Who does not dream about a perfect relationship with a spouse? Many people make lots of mistakes that prevent from building a great relationship with their spouses (different fears, complexes, jealousy, lack of confidence in your partner and yourself, etc.). It is useless to look for a magic formula to improve your marriage. On the other hand, you can avoid some of your mistakes that eventually can weaken your relationship. Read also: 6 Sure Ways to Kill Your Love So, what are those mistakes? Here’s the list of top 10 things that are killing your relationship. Top mistakes that kill…
  • Essential Tips to Get Rid of Envy

    Roman Soluk
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. – Buddha When living in a society you always (consciously or subconsciously) compare yourself to others. And the result of this comparison is sometimes your envy. What to do if you have experienced this destructive feeling and it seems that even the weather above the neighbor’s house is better. There are people who do not notice their envy, and, thus, each day they destroy themselves from inside. After all, among other things, envy is a concentration of negativeness, and…
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    Harvard Health Blog

  • Millions of adults skip medications due to their high cost

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Medications can do wonderful things, from fighting infection to preventing stroke and warding off depression. But medications don’t work if they aren’t taken. Some people don’t take their medications as prescribed because they forget, or are bothered by side effects. A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shines the light on another reason: some people can’t pay for their medications. The survey, by NCHS researchers Robin A. Cohen and Maria A. Villarroel, found that about 8% of adult Americans don’t take their medicines as prescribed because…
  • Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk

    Beverly Merz
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:55 pm
    One long-ago summer, I joined the legion of teens helping harvest our valley’s peach crop in western Colorado. My job was to select the best peaches from a bin, wrap each one in tissue, and pack it into a shipping crate. The peach fuzz that coated every surface of the packing shed made my nose stream and my eyelids swell. When I came home after my first day on the job, my mother was so alarmed she called the family doctor. Soon the druggist was at the door with a vial of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets. The next morning I was back to normal and back on the job. Weeks later, when I…
  • Being part of a walking group yields wide-ranging health benefits

    2 Minute Medicine®
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    If you are a sociable soul, here’s some interesting news about exercising with others: A study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that being part of an outdoor walking group can improve health in many ways, including improvements in blood pressure, resting heart rate, total cholesterol, body weight, body fat, physical functioning, and risk of depression. There are different kinds of walking groups. One is a collection of individuals who participate in regular outdoor walks headed by a trained but non-medical leader. Other walking groups are less formal.
  • Some exercise beats none; more is better

    Howard LeWine, M.D.
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    When I talk with my patients about exercise, I usually advise them to do the recommended amount: 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week. But three papers I read this week are making me rethink this strategy. Writing in this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian researchers pointed out the hazards of sitting too much. As my colleague Julie Corliss writes in the Harvard Health blog, the researchers found that people who sat for prolonged periods of time were at higher risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, and also at higher risk of dying…
  • Too much sitting linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature death

    Julie Corliss
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Like many people, I have a job that involves sitting in front of a computer most of the day. Because I work from home, I don’t have to sit through a long commute, and my dog gets me up out of my chair for walks a couple times a day. Still, a new study about the health hazards of sitting too much (or what researchers call sedentary behavior) has made me more conscious of how much uninterrupted chair time I’m logging each day. According to the report, published in this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine more than half of the average person’s waking hours are spent…
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  • EMA Journal October 2014

    Mike Cadogan
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Issue 5 (Vol. 26) of EMA Journal for 2014 was published online on 30th September. Editorial overview by Andrew Gosbell & Geoff Hughes Components of a good quality discharge summary  (#Abstract & #FOAMed supplement) Discharge summaries provide a record of patients’ ED and in-hospital care, and are the main communication between hospital and primary care providers. This systematic review, by Wimsett and colleagues, of 32 published studies identified the key components of a high-quality discharge summary as: the discharge diagnosis, treatment received, results of investigations…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 068

    Nudrat Rashid
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Welcome to the 68th 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…
  • On Camshafts and Communication

    Mike Cadogan
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    “It’s a really loud rumble as I’m driving along and it sounds like it’s coming from the back axle. I’ve spoken to my mate Dave (he used to rebuild old bikes you know) and he thinks it’s the wheel bearing. Not trying to tell you your job, you understand… You’re the expert…. Have a look and see what you think…” I trail off into a slightly awkward silence that the mechanic cheerfully fills. I realise that what I’ve done is akin to what my patients frequently do; I’ve come into the car emergency department (well, my local garage) with a preconceived idea of what’s…
  • LITFL Review 166

    Marjorie Lazoff, MD
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Welcome to the 166th 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 It’s Junior Doc changeover time in sunny blighty.  Point your new Juniors to this fantastic series from the team in Virchester.  This podcast talks over the basics of Problems in Early Pregnancy. [CC]…
  • Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 067

    Nudrat Rashid
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Welcome to the 67th 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…
 
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  • Probamos el Sistema de Planchado Perfect Steam de Rowenta

    Iván de León
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Hace unos días te comentaba la diferencia entre los diversos sistemas de planchado, pero hoy te traigo mi experiencia con el centro de planchado Perfect Steam de Rowenta. Haciendo la analogía con coches, estaríamos hablando del Ferrari o Lamborghini de los sistemas de planchado… alta calidad y rendimiento. Prueba del sistema Perfect Steam de Rowenta El [...]
  • Cómo Hacer Realidad tus Deseos Comenzando el Año con Buen Pie

    Iván de León
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    Todos comenzamos el año con entusiasmo y una larga lista de deseos, objetivos y metas. Pero, ¿qué progresos llevas en lo que va de año? Hace unos días que celebramos el Año Nuevo (estoy escribiendo esto el 6 de enero de 2014) y ha pasado casi una semana de ese nuevo comienzo donde todavía tenemos [...]
  • Planchado con Vapor de Alta Presión y Skydiving #RowentaHighPressure

    Iván de León
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    ¿En qué se parecen los centros de planchado Silence Steam de Rowenta al Skidiving? En pocas palabras, ¡Alta Presión! Así es, hoy te quiero contar mi experiencia del jueves 13 de noviembre/2014 en el evento #RowentaHighPressure donde, además de volar en un túnel de viento y pasar un día en compañía de chicas muy agradables, tuve la oportunidad [...]
  • Mamis, obsesión por el orden o estrés por el desorden?

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

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

  • Why Open Wound Is Not Healing For A Long Time

    HealthyDis
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    Usually, simple cuts and wounds would heal up in about three days. However, some people may experience open wounds not healing for a long time due to a condition in the blood. A person who is diabetic may find his wounds not healing for a very long time. What Causes Wound Not Healing For Several […]
  • Causes Of Wound Inside The Lower Gums – Open Wound In Gums

    HealthyDis
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Some people who experience pain in the gums may see a lesion or wound. In the case of having a wound in the lower gum area near the molars, one could assume that the cause is wisdom tooth. Wisdom tooth usually comes out from the farthest area of the molars. In this case, the gums […]
  • Stops Breathing When Sleeping – Snoring And Sleep Apnea Symptoms

    HealthyDis
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Sleep apnea is the term used to characterize a condition of breathing pauses when sleeping. During sleep, the person who has sleep apnea may stop breathing when sleeping because the palate or the tongue becomes blocked causing the difficulty in breathing. If the person snores all the time, then he may also experience sleep apnea […]
  • Different Types of Doctors For Diabetes Treatment – What Doctor To See for Diabetes?

    HealthyDis
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    People with diabetes may be exposed to different types of health problems especially those that come from diabetic complications. In this case, one should know the diabetes doctor types to consult for any health problems that may arise. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body is not able to convert […]
  • What Doctor For Numbness To Consult – Numbness Symptoms Doctor

    HealthyDis
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Many people may experience certain degree of numbness in different body parts. While numbness is not a disease on its own, it should be treated in order to find the underlying cause. However, people are not very sure what doctor to consult when it comes to numbness. Type of Doctor to Consult for Numbness Symptoms […]
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    Counselling Connection

  • Freeing yourself from “the summer body” compulsion

    Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Please, oh please, do not let the quest for an unrealistic, unattainable standard of so-called “beauty” define your summer. The days are getting longer and if you’re lucky, someone else in your house will be cleaning the barbie. All of this spells: SUMMER! But many Australians of both genders view this season with trepidation. It also means a time when warmer temperatures encourage us to dress with fewer layers, exposing more flesh. For those who possess a “summer body compulsion” as tightly worn as their bathing togs, summer can be a time of enormous stress, discouragement and…
  • Beating the holiday blues

    Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:25 pm
    You gaze with disgust at the mountains of dirty laundry, tossed casually next to the half-unpacked suitcase. You feel fidgety – unable to settle into your normal routines – life seems grey, and you are dreading work. Chances are you have a condition that hits most eager travellers: the post-holiday blues. Today is about how to move past them to get back into the swing of regular life. 1. Recognise that feeling flat is normal part of returning My mother often said that “re-entry is difficult”. No matter how much fun (or not) the holiday was, no matter how well-adjusted you are, and no…
  • Doing the “re” thing this summer

    Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    It’s that time of year again: the end-of-year project deadlines are looming, you’ve just found out when the in-laws will be visiting, and your inbox is clogged with ads flogging fares to everywhere from Madagascar to London. Yep, the holidays are coming. Hopefully you have made plans to get away, a commitment backed up by purchased tickets and accommodation bookings. If that’s not the case or worse, you were thinking you might flag your holidays and just keep working, you could be making a serious career mistake. Yes, we said career: to not go for needed downtime is an error of…
  • CBT in a nutshell

    Editor
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:13 pm
    We can broadly define CBT as a combination of cognitive and behavioural therapeutic approaches used to help clients modify limiting, maladaptive thoughts and behaviours, ones that are often inconsistent with consensual reality (Beck, Rush, Shaw, & Emery, 1979). The basic premise of CBT is that troublesome emotions are difficult to change directly, so CBT targets emotions by changing the thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to the distressing emotions. Generally considered a short-term therapy, CBT often consists of about 8 to 12 sessions in which client and therapist work…
  • Panic Disorders: the symptoms, the core patterns, and the diagnostic considerations

    Editor
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:56 pm
    For most of the two percent of Australians affected by panic disorder, the onset was during their teens or early twenties. It is twice as common in women as men. Not everyone who has panic attacks will develop panic disorder, as some people will have just one attack and never have a recurrence. The tendency to incur panic attacks appears to be inherited (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2009). The symptoms, stated below, can be very disabling, and sufferers of attacks are advised to seek help as soon as possible after an attack, or the recurrence of an attack,…
 
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Understand How Diet Affects Your Cardiovascular Disease

    Dorsa
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many people are simply tired of hearing that they need to change their diet, especially when faced with issues such as cardiovascular disease. The fact is, however, that your diet really does affect your entire body and can have a huge impact on disease and other health issues. Understanding how your diet affects cardiovascular disease and other issues may help you to make better decisions. Every bite of food that you ingest is broken down and processed by your body. The vitamins, molecules, and different parts of the food are distributed and processed by each of your bodily systems. This is…
  • Tasty Vegan Menus For Healthy Family Dining

    Dorsa
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    There is a large portion of the population that truly believes that eating a vegan diet means resorting to plain salads and raw carrot sticks. While many times a salad can be on the menu, there is nothing plain about them, and this could not be further from the truth. There are so many delicious and healthy vegan dishes that the whole family will love. A primarily plant based diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, help maintain diabetes, and even stop the progression of many chronic illnesses such as renal disease. Whether you plan on going completely vegan, or just incorporating…
  • Eating Well With High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you have high blood pressure, eating healthy means so much more than just keeping your waistline trim. How you feel, your health, your very life depends on a healthy diet to control your high blood pressure. Not following through with an appropriate diet plan to control high blood pressure could have devastating consequences. Luckily, all those rumors about healthy food tasting boring are not true. A healthy, and blood pressure friendly, diet can be delicious and enjoyable. You can eat well even with high blood pressure, you simply have get used to things being a little bit different.
  • Meal Planning Priorities to Control Cardiovascular Disease

    Dorsa
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    So much of your health comes down simply to what you eat. Proper meal planning can help you to keep better track of what you eat and ensure the healthiest choices. When building a meal plan, especially for a diet to control cardiovascular disease, there are some priorities that can help to make your plans more successful. Make these meal planning tips priorities to help control your cardiovascular disease: Talk to Your Doctor Before you start any new diet or lifestyle change, you should always talk to your doctor. Not only that, but your doctor might have some great tips for you to get…
  • Healthy Cooking For Heart Disease

    Dorsa
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    It is truly amazing how much your health is affected simply by the foods that you eat. You can, for example, actually stop the progress of many chronic diseases by eating right and following doctors’ orders. Even heart disease can potentially be reversed by following a few major recommendations from your physicians. Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do for heart disease. Cooking for someone who has heart disease might sound daunting. Especially if you are accustomed to the “standard American diet”, it can be a bit of a learning process at first.
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    Health + Medicine – Articles – The Conversation

  • Early signs are that the new Health Minister doesn't get it either...

    Michael Vagg, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Deakin University School of Medicine &amp; Pain Specialist at Barwon Health
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    I have been waiting for a couple of weeks to see what the evidence was that new Health Minister Sussan Ley was going to be an improvement on her unlamented predecessor. After starting with a flourish, and promising wider consultations, it seems nothing has changed. Although she announced that she would ‘stand ready to engage, to consult, and to talk to the sector’ the Federal Government seem determined to go ahead with a poorly thought-out new tax which nobody wants or had the opportunity to vote against. Once again, I think it is worth repeating what my practical objections to the GP…
  • Facebook shapes women's body image – just not as you'd expect

    Zali Yager, Senior lecturer at Victoria University
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Facebook use increases young women's concerns about their face, hair and skin. Thiago Marques/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAIf you’re one of the world’s 1.3 billion regular Facebook users, you’ll know the feeling of being consumed by your news feed. If you don’t use Facebook, you need only get on a busy train or bus to see countless people browsing Facebook on their phones, inspecting photos of their “friends” enjoying themselves. Young women in their teens and early 20s spend around two hours on Facebook every day. When constructing a profile on Facebook, most people choose to present…
  • Why violent psychopaths don't 'get' punishment

    Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology at University of Melbourne
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    Compared to other antisocial people, psychopaths lack empathy and are less able to understand punishment. Viktor Gladkov/ShutterstockThe psychologist David Lykken once wrote that most violent crime could be prevented by cryogenically freezing all males aged 12 to 28. Although this option might be appealing at times for high school teachers and parents of teenage boys, it has some fairly obvious problems. For one thing, 28-year-old men might react violently, after thawing out, when they realise they’ve been cheated of their youth. More seriously, the cryogenic solution misses the point that…
  • Precision medicine offers the hope of cures made just for you

    Timothy Smith, Honorary Fellow, Department of Pathology at University of Melbourne
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Precision medicine delivers treatment based on the particular variant of the disease by taking the genetic make-up of the ill person into account. Micah Baldwin/Flickr, CC BY-SAHidden among all the other announcements in last week’s State of the Union address by US President Barack Obama was a promise to fund a new “precision medicine initiative”. The president said it would bring Americans closer to curing illnesses such as cancer and diabetes. Once funded, the initiative is expected to provide medical researchers with data about the genetic make-up of everyday people. This data will…
  • Still Alice: a rare look at how dementia steals memories from millions

    Muireann Irish, Senior Research Officer at Neuroscience Research Australia
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    Still Alice is a window into the lives of the millions of people living with Alzheimer's disease. Icon FilmFor many of us, memories are our most precious possessions; they makes us the people we are. Consider how you would feel then if your memories were stripped from you, as they are from people diagnosed with dementia. This is exactly what happens to the central character of Still Alice, a film opening today nationally. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, the film is based on the eponymous novel by Lisa Genova. Julianne Moore has been tipped to win the Best Actress Oscar…
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    Medchrome

  • How To Overcome Opioid Drug Addiction

    Jennifer Smith
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    An individual is said to be dependent on opioid drugs if they have a high level of opioid tolerance, implying they need more of the drugs to get the desired results. Repeated use of opioid drugs can cause long-term changes in the biochemistry of the brain (the way the brain functions) and the... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Treating the Psychological Effects of Addiction

    Jennifer Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Addiction is a powerful disease with complications that affect both physical and mental health. And since the effects of addiction are so pervasive and complex, intensive, comprehensive treatment is essential to recovery. For example, in addition to addressing the physical aspect of substance abuse... Published in http://medchrome.com
  • Writing in Theory paper: Medical student exam guide

    Administrator
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    As a medical student, you may have concern that you may not be able to best present your answers in the theory paper. What is the exact style of writing? What can be done for better marks? What does the teacher really expect? How to create an impression on the examiner? Here are few tips to guide... Published in http://medchrome.com
 
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  • Can Organic Olive Oil Distribution Be Controlled?

    Katie Onson
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    If you are familiar, at all, with organic olive oil, you will know that the environment can change its overall composition. Leave a bottle of oil out in the sunlight for too long, and you will find that its nutritional value will be reduced over the course of time. Of course, it\’s important to understand how these qualities can be maintained. Distribution has been studied and to say that this concept is worth focusing on would be nothing short of an understatement. The Olive Oil Times websites reported on the act of environmental conditions, which will be controlled, and how they can…
  • The Benefits Of Wild Foods

    Ines Flores
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:23 am
    Great importance is placed by people on their overall healths. They usually ensure that healthy meals are eaten by them everyday. This way, sickness can be avoided by them. However, they might need to be spending a huge amount in gathering the ingredients they need. With this, an individual should be considering wild foods of California. The person could be obtaining many benefits if he will be choosing the said meals. These plants exist almost everywhere. These can be seen on sides of the roadways. They could be under the trees or under the bushes. They could be near the rivers or the lakes.
  • Why You Should Seek Help From A Perinatal Psychologist

    Ines Flores
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    In life, people face so many challenges at one point or another. Psychology is a discipline that has helped so many people get through the various challenges. The psychologists listen to your problems and what you are going through and then they advise you on the various options you have on how to live well again. A perinatal psychologist is one such type of a person whose role cannot be overlooked in the society. Most of their clients are very happy with their services. They admit that they take their time to listen to their patients hence they are able to determine what the problem is. A…
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  • The Biggest Mistake Most Couples Commit That Makes Relationship Fail

    Mary Mae Miral, RN
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Love and belongingness are human needs pointed out in Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs.” It talks about friendship, intimacy, affection and love that we achieve through our relationship with our family, loved ones, friends, special someone or with a work group. In other words, it is about the need for human relationships. If you FAIL to fulfill this need, then you would have trouble accomplishing the next need on the ladder, which is “esteem needs.” Being in a good relationship can take you to the pinnacle of happiness. However, in any stage of…
  • The Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

    Dr. Roopa Chari
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com Coconut oil can improve the look and overall health of your skin and hair, including helping treat hair loss! Most hair creams and conditioners contain coconut oil as one of their ingredients. Coconut oil is an excellent source of nutrition and has many health benefits used both internally and externally. In tropical countries, coconut oil has been consumed daily for hundreds of years. It can be used in anything from cooking to baking to frying to drinks, both hot and cold. Coconut oil even is recommended in treating malnutrition because it provides a quick and easy…
  • Healing Powers Of Manuka Honey Is Nothing Short Of Magic

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:40 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com We’re in the midst of a very interesting time – a return to folk medicine, to self-healing, and to the application of treatments sourced directly from the natural world. After a brief dream of all-powerful pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, and fancy medical technology, we’re reawakening to the subtle and integrative principles of nutrition, proper lifestyle, and natural medicine. These two paradigms shouldn’t be pitted against one another. Instead, we should view them as complementary systems that can help us achieve optimal health effectively and…
  • How To Make Probiotic Rich Fermented Foods At Home

    BeWellBuzz
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    http://www.bewellbuzz.com By now you have probably heard of the health benefits of probiotics. If you study health you will learn how crucially important the bacteria in your gut are to your health. The website Green Med Info has assembled an amazing list of more than 200 studies, which together explore more than 170 diseases which can be helped or treated with probiotics. The conditions include: Skin and Rash Problems Irritable Bowel Syndrome Weight Gain Diarrhea And even the common cold! Digestive microbiology has only just started to gain an understanding of our internal ecosystem, which…
 
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  • Healthy Options – Yoga and Meditation !

    Jim Long
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Yoga is developing as a part of life. It is a way that you can integrate body poses and breathing exercises with added meditation to give a peace of mind to have peace with the world. Meditation comes from intense concentration, where the individual focuses so thoroughly on a single object that he or she thinks [...]
  • Got Stress! Get Help!

    Jim Long
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Anxiety disorders are often a product of stress. From GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) to panic disorder, you can cut back on the anxiety in your life simply by reducing stress. Stress is normal in daily life no matter who you are, but if you let your stress take control of your life, serious problems will [...]
  • Healthy Dieting !

    Jim Long
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Dieting is a part of many people’s everyday lives. However, diet can sometimes be very unhealthy if you make poor decisions simply to lose weight. Dieting can be healthy and effective or bad for your body, so it is crucial that you learn the difference between dieting in a healthy way and dieting in an [...]
  • Simple Ways to Come Up with Quick and Easy Appetizer Recipes !

    Jim Long
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    Even if you are not a great cook, you must always fill your ref with ingredients that will come in handy in situations when you get to receive unexpected guests at your homes. If you are a desperate cook and would rather call a restaurants hotline to have something delivered, you are still not off [...]
  • Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes !

    Jim Long
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes Do you want to make a quick and easy recipe using pasta? Well there is and one thing you can make that is rich in carbohydrates is carbonara. But what is carbonara? Basically it is spaghetti using white sauce. The core ingredients for this quick and easy recipe include a mixture [...]
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    Senior Health Memos

  • Top 10 Things to Prepare the House for an Aging Adult

    guest contributor
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    This article is contributed by Charlie Kimball. Just as new parents have to baby-proof their homes for safety, it’s often necessary to elder-proof the home. With a bit of planning and a few accoutrements, the transition can be smooth as silk. Here are the top 10 items that you can install in your home to make it safer for your loved one. Light Bulbs How many times have we said to ourselves, ‘I should pick up light bulbs at the store … only to have none when the lights go out? Good lighting helps prevent falls. Always make sure there’s a supply of bulbs handy. Anti-slip Mats Slips and…
  • Treating Underlying Mental Disorders

    Barry Welford
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    A new type of dual treatment for addiction involves treating a patient’s underlying mental disorders. A prime example is soldiers returning from combat suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who drink or use drugs to escape the symptoms of PTSD. Due to the complex nature of the process of diagnosing mental disorders while treating addiction, it’s important for patients to look for the appropriate help.   Recovery centers should have a strong support staff that includes both medical doctors to treat withdrawal and other immediate physical needs and mental health…
  • Senior Superfoods

    guest contributor
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:22 pm
    This is a guest post by Felicity Dryer. With so many pharmaceuticals prescribed for seniors it is no wonder people are living much longer than ever before. Add in trained, professional, empathetic home care options and a senior can continue to enjoy a high quality of living well into their nineties and beyond. Yet, there’s minimal talk of choosing specific foods that can also contribute beneficially to this scenario. In some cases, with the agreement of your doctor, there are even some foods that may enable a senior to decrease or terminate some or all of their pharmaceutical protocol.
  • Time For A Canada Prescription Drug Plan

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

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

    Todd Dosenberry
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Are you interested in flying to Hawaii for $5? What about Paris for $5? Barcelona for $5? Australia for $100? If yes, then the Simple Travel Hacking Facebook Group is for YOU! I have yet to go overseas but when I randomly decided to check my cost in miles and cash to fly roundtrip to Paris I learned it was just $5. I was definitely stocked by this so I started to check other dates. Some dates were around $50 I think but others were $5. I’ve flown to Hawaii for $5 many times from Chicago. And then flown back to Chicago for $5. Even to Grand Rapids, MI (not a big airport) from Hawaii for…
  • 6 Tips on How to Read 111 Books In 2015 With Ease

    Todd Dosenberry
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Aloha book reader! The following is a continuation of my earlier post: 7 Tips on How to Read 111 Books In 2015 With Ease. 8. Read trilogies If you enjoy the first book of a trilogy then you are more likely to begin reading the second one right away and read it faster since you will be more into it. I LOVE the following trilogies (and larger than trilogies) The Maze Runner Hunger Games Harry Potter Sunset Rising (3rd book due out in January 2015) Marty Singer Mystery Books 9. Skim when you can Many times when I’m reading fiction books I find myself not interested in the current section.
  • The Inspiration Behind Publishing 33 Posts In 33 Days

    Todd Dosenberry
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    This website launched on April 23, 2010. It’s been a rollercoaster journey ever since much like my entrepreneurial journey and my life in general. My thoughts are forever evolving thanks to my open-mind. This is one reason I was posting so sporadically in 2013 and 2014. I had been all about Paleo this, Paleo that for 3 years but no longer believe in it 100% like I once did. Yet I was afraid to write about my thoughts. I wanted to start a new blog and did – a Toad on the Road – but then deleted it and decided to keep this one you’re reading now. I’ve deleted A LOT…
  • iPhone App Uninstall Party

    Todd Dosenberry
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I deleted every app off my iPhone 5s today. Every app that is delete-able that is. Apple prevents you from deleting the 30 apps that come with your iPhone. But the 50+ other apps that I had? Gone. Part of me wishes I could say that I decided to do this and then just did it. However, all 50+ apps are off my iPhone because the battery has begun to fail on me. I set-up a 10 minute appointment at Apple today to have them do a battery diagnostics test. All is well for the most part. Next up was a restore. This took longer than expected and then my iPhone attempted to download the 50+ apps (it may…
  • 927 Days Later: My Top 10 Reasons Why Your “Top 10 Reasons I’m Not Paleo” Are Flawed

    Todd Dosenberry
    10 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Is Paleo all it’s cracked up to be? It depends. The call for ditching Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) meat and instead opting to eat meat from local, sustainable, humanely raised animals is as legit and necessary as it’s ever been. But never eating dairy, grains and legumes because we haven’t evolved to eat these foods? Um, no. First of all, millions of us have evolved to eat these foods. I’ve come a long ways since I wrote my rebuttal to Ann Marie’s post on how much she hates Paleo. At this point I don’t hate Paleo nor do I think avoiding all…
 
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    The Waiting Room Online

  • The Black Death

    Edel
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Have you ever considered the possibility that olden day diseases are still common today in 2015? Well people I am here to tell you that they are. Take for example the Bubonic Plague or Black Plague, which was responsible for killing around 25 million people in Europe in the 14th century. Now while it is still possible to contract it, it isn’t as deadly or prevalent as it was in those medieval times. Recommended treatments back in the day was a good diet, rest and relocating to a non-infected area – good luck with that! What it ultimately achieved, due to lack of knowledge, was the gradual…
  • Burns Day

    Edel
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    This week marks the birthday of Scotland's favourite son, Robbie Burns, the famous Scottish Poet and icon.  Robbie's poems are widely known throughout the English speaking world, with the famous poem Auld Lang Syne sang at Hogmanay (last day of the year) to farewell the old and bring in the new.   His life and poetry are celebrated at a Burn's supper held on his birthday, January 25.  The suppers typically involves eating haggis, washed down with whisky, various toasts and Burns' poetry recited throughout. With much Scottish heritage here in NZ, Robbie's birthday…
  • Future Goals

    Edel
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Educator and keynote speaker Stephen Cover once said, "Motivation is fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly." The key to maintaining momentum with your future goals is to make them attainable and fun.  Adopt good habits and make them stick.  For example if your goal is a better education, don't stretch yourself so far that you're working day and night only to obtain a mediocre score.  It doesn't mean anything if you are unable to put quality work and effort in whether well-intentioned or not. …
  • Food for Thought

    Edel
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
  • Fact of the Week

    Edel
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Attention, Word Nerds: The 30 Weirdest Words Added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2014.
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    Healthy. Happy. Simple.

  • 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…
  • Changes that 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…
  • At Home Obstacle Course

    Becky James
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    Our culture is fascinated by obstacle courses.  Flip on the television and people are spinning, leaping, and swinging and the public is watching. I teach college students and the hardest class that I have them do is an obstacle course, but it is also the class that students most often request.  Even my five year-old loves bike and scooter obstacle courses that run through our driveway.    Obstacle courses offer variety, short durations with activities, and you set your own pace, which combine to allow individuals to feel successful and…
  • How to Make Group Fitness Classes More Effective

    Becky James
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    95% of women come to the gym to get "toned" which actually does not mean anything.  What most women mean is that they want to strategically reduce body fat and have more defined muscles without bulking.   What that means in terms of activities is a mix of cardiovascular and resistance work.  So you sign up for a weights class on Monday and spin Tuesday or you join your friend for a boot camp in the park, and lose a few pounds, but never accomplish your goals.  Here is why.Proper squat form: knees behind toes, heels on…
  • Our Favorite (and Easy) Baby Food Recipes

    Becky James
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    First Lunch Puree¼ to ½ ripe avocado½ ripe banana3 T jarred carrot puree or to tasteOther fruit as introducedBlend in handy chopper until smooth Baby Yogurt Lunch(great lunch for the whole family)1 small container baby yogurt¼- ½ avocadoFresh or frozen fruit to hunger and taste including banana, peaches, mango, or pears1-2T wheat germ 1T flax seed oilBlend in handy chopper or mash to desired texture.  Pear Apple Sauce(great batch recipe)Peel and slice pears and apples into uniform pieces and place in a baking dish.  You may also leave the skin on for cooking and peel…
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    Laser Clinic Bournemouth

  • Tattoos – do employers really care?

    Kerry
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    Tattoos are more popular than ever and with tattoo parlours in Bournemouth and the rest of the country springing up on ever corner, body art is no longer relegated to the perceived ‘fringes’ of society. Indeed at our Bournemouth laser clinic, we see everyone and anyone from mums at home, to bankers and RAF pilots seeking laser tattoo removal. The increase of tattoo parlours and tattoo studios in Bournemouth has also inevitably seen a rise in laser tattoo removal enquiries. The reasons for wanting to remove a tattoo vary enormously, but at Laser Skin Solutions we see a large percentage of…
  • 6 Ways To Get Your Skin Through The Holiday Season

    Kerry
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    The holiday season is in full swing and radiant, glowing skin is the ultimate beauty accessory. At our Bournemouth Laser and Skincare Clinic we often get asked how to keep skin looking at its best this time of year. Harsh winter weather, late nights and alcohol can leave our skin looking tired, dull and life-less. Help is at hand however. Here are 6 ways to help ensure your skin is looking tip-top for the party season. 1. Drink water We always advise our clients to drink 1.5 litres of water per day to help skin rejuvenation. This is even more important over a period where people generally…
  • Facial Hair Removal – How Diet Can Help

    Kerry
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    The menopause can cause changes in hair growth on the face. But did you know that what you eat can also affect changes in facial hair? When women go through the menopause oestrogen levels decrease. With female hormones at an all time low, the male hormones known as ‘androgens’ seemingly ‘take over’ and can result in unwanted facial hair growth. Androgynous hair growth can occur anywhere on the body but during the menopause tends to appear mainly on women’s faces, especially the chin. At our Bournemouth laser clinic our female menopausal (and peri-menopausal) clients often say that…
  • Which is best? Laser hair removal or IPL hair removal?

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

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

  • Eat Smart! Celebrate the benefits of tea during National Hot Tea Month

    WalkingSpree Team
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    January is National Hot Tea Month and on a cold wintery day, nothing can be more refreshing than a steaming cup of tea. Tea contains antioxidants, has less caffeine than coffee and actually keeps you hydrated. It is the second most popular beverage in the world, behind water. All tea – be it white, green, black or oolong – comes from the same plant and all varieties are beneficial. The difference is in the processing. For example, white tea is harvested from young plants. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and has more amounts of polyphenols than black or oolong tea.
  • 10 healthy things to do when it’s cold outside

    Maddie
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:46 am
    Unrelenting winter weather might be keeping you stuck indoors during these cold months. Though it may seem easier to hibernate than hustle to hit your daily step goal, it most certainly is not the healthiest alternative. Stay active and hit your walking goals with these ten simple, tried and true activities. 1. Go mall walking. You might just be surprised at how many steps you get in by spending the afternoon strolling the mall. We aren’t looking to speed walk the mall in record time but to get up, get out and get moving. Shopping optional! 2. Run up and down stairs. Of course, not everyone…
  • Be Calorie Wise for Thanksgiving

    WalkingSpree Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    The average American eats about 3,000 to 3,500 calories during Thanksgiving lunch / dinner (the actual meal). This usually comes to over 4,000 calories for the day in total. Throw in second helpings of dessert and other goodies and you can imagine how that can spiral out of control. Here are some helpful holiday tips to help you avoid gaining the usual 5-10 pounds during the holiday season. 1. Chew sugarless gum while cooking. This may help decrease food sampling. 2. Drink a glass of water before eating. Water is a natural appetite suppressant and may help with overeating during this holiday…
  • Health Benefits of Pumpkin

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

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

    admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    It is properly said that an engine should indeed be the vehicle’s heart. Since it can be an essential component that represents a key position in starting up your vehicle if that is the case, then its battery can be referred to as the heart of the automobile. On our very own selection things are based for this subject. Though buying that particular battery, you have to provide a second thought to important elements: such as your kind and Dimensions, climatic problems, Product and in addition the voltage of driving. In order to choose the best and the right ever start automobile battery…
  • Some Updated Answers On Elegant RP-SMA Cable Strategies

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    Also in order to receive the wifi signal have a wireless network set up at home. Beside the web content filter, many administrators use other methods, to a maximum level of 2.5 decibels once the spacing in between elements is widened to approximately 1.6 . This allows people who are only test range. It cost me less technologies will already have keep up with the advances made in 4G technology. Although you may do these tasks over a secured public hotspot, you are advised It says “Congratulations. Hence the antenna that meets all of fool I am! Please excuse my burp. Therefore, it is show…
  • benefit of these three methods of weight loss

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    6 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    Somebody feel motivated with regard to finish off most of the task at present and will be interested to carry out on more percentage of things. Intake of Dandelion beginning and Burdock starts retards the doing business of free radicals and protects poorly liver cells from break down. Parents should make positive that their children are vaccinated at the right time. Avocado oil contains vitamin products E, which is now probably the most desirable antioxidizing vitamin a person can buy. http://despamious.com/ has some of the benefits that you should understand to have a better weight loss…
  • Mexico Travel Tips and Vacation Destionations – Bien Viaje

    admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    Earlier this month, I drove to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada for some time weekend. I flashed my driver’s license with the border and was waved through. The ease of travel there, and also the common language and culture, makes Canada seem similar to the 51st state than a foreign country. It will feel a bit more foreign on June 1st when U.S. passports will likely be required for entry. I asked the Canadian customs official on the way in why Canada imposed this new requirement on their own peace loving southern neighbor. “It’s not us, it’s all of you,” he explained.
  • Ab Doer Twist Reviews Ultimate Fitness Results

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    5 Jan 2015 | 3:07 am
    There comes a period if you want an answer that is lasting. At just how it functions allows first have a look. It ostensibly functions by producing your body turn and perspective in various jobs. It includes 4 DVDis which have various problem amounts from novice to sophisticated and also the fresh style is created to ensure that there’s no needless pressure on the arms or arms. Enables have a glance at poor factors and the great points. I came across that it appears to match the older era after studying several Advertisement Doer Perspective evaluations. 50+. Because all of the workouts…
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  • Heartbreaking: Twin Girls Both Need Liver Transplants, But Dad Can Only Donate to One

    Leslie Barrie
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Photo: Getty Images A father from Ontario is facing impossible news: He’s a liver transplant match for his 3-year-old twins, both of whom suffer from the same life-threatening disease, but he can only donate his tissues to one of them. The Canadian couple, Johanne and Michael Wagner, adopted the twins from Vietnam in 2012, knowing of the girls’ illness. “We were willing to go through with the adoption, thinking at least we could give them the love of the family and be able to hold their hand until the very end,” Johanne told the CBC, a Canadian news organization.
  • A 7-Minute Workout to Build Definition and Strength

    Jennifer Cohen
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I know what you’re thinking: Seven minutes is all it takes to have a strong and toned body? The short answer is no, far from it. But if you don’t have the time or resources to get to a gym, this routine will give you the best bang for your buck using the best strength-training machine out there: your body. There is significant scientific evidence to support the fact that even a few minutes of interval-style exercises can increase endurance, improve your metabolic and cardio health, and even suppress your appetite more than a longer workout at a moderate pace would. This 8-move routine is…
  • Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls

    Health Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:37 pm
    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report. Specifically, the female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help protect against lead’s harmful effects on the frontal areas of the brain, according to the findings published recently in the Journal of Environmental Health. “The study supports existing research suggesting that estrogen and estradiol in females may act as neuroprotectants against the negative impacts of neurotoxins,” study author Maya Khanna, a…
  • 5 Foods That Really Make Your Skin Glow

    holly dawsey, associate beauty editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Photo: Getty Images It’s no secret that tanning beds are bad news: Ultraviolet radiation from tanning lamps can lead to premature aging (think wrinkles, spots, and sagginess) and, worse, skin cancer. But if for some strange reason you still need convincing, here’s more evidence that you should steer clear of those deadly skin ovens. According to a recent study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, a lit-from-within glow is perceived as more attractive than a sun-kissed glow. Participants were shown images of faces with high carotenoid (from ingestion of fruits…
  • Watch the Hilarious Video That Pokes Fun at the (Very Real) Ways Parents Shame Each Other

    Catherine DiBenedetto
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Parenting isn’t a competitive sport, but it can sometimes feel that way. That’s why this funny video from formula brand Similac is striking such a powerful chord with moms and dads. The spoof depicts a snarky face-off at the playground between rival parenting tribes, including bottle-feeding moms, breastfeeders, working moms in suits, #babywearing yogis, and even a group of barbecuing dads. It’s hilarious, yes, but the ending message will also warm your heart. RELATED: Secrets to a Healthy, Stress-Free Family “Drug-free pool birth, dolphin assisted,” one mom brags as she…
 
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    11 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
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  • More fun than a Playdoh machine, lower carb

    goodhealthjourney
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    I really hate buying a kitchen gadget that only does one thing; but since I’ve been doing the 21 Day Fix I’ve heard about the handy dandy spiralizer.  It takes lowly, unassuming vegetables and fruits and glams them up into sexy noodles and whatnot. There’s even a woman who has dedicated an entire website to this device, www.inspiralized.com. So I jumped on the bandwagon and am pleased to report that even if you used this only for zucchini noodles to substitute for pasta, I think it would be worth it. Last week I had the zucchini noodles with a thai red curry and ground…
  • Every Excuse in the Book

    goodhealthjourney
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Wow, today I had a LOT of excuses to NOT work out! Stayed up late last night due to football activities (Go Pats!) Scott and Rose are home today due to the national holiday Scott’s dad spent the night and we spent the morning enjoying coffee My back/hip is out of whack. As soon as Scott’s dad left I went to the chiropractor When I got home, I was hungry After I ate, I didn’t think I should work out right away.  Scott said “go do it” It’s a holiday. How about a nap? I pushed play anyway, then Rose and Bella decided to “participate.”  I…
  • What To Do About the Weekend?

    goodhealthjourney
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    I’m just like you, I’ll bet. Friday night comes and I do not want to eat anymore chicken.  So last night, we made DiGiorno stuffed crust pizza, which Scott got me hooked on.  I am not going to lie; I did have a piece.  But I also made my own FlatOut pizza with tomato sauce, mushrooms, broccoli and a little Parm, and it was pretty fantastic. So my point is, it’s the weekend, and you want to have some fun food.  I’m brainstorming a list of these, especially because we are in the playoffs. Sunday dinner is a perfect time to eat healthy (with a roast, etc) so we will…
  • Love the Skin You’re In: Starts Feb. 1

    goodhealthjourney
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
    In honor of Valentine’s Day (one of my favorite holidays), I would like to kick off another 21 day health and fitness challenge on Sunday, February 1. The idea I have is that to love someone else, you have to love yourself first, and loving the skin you are in gives you amazing inner confidence. And we all know better health leads to a better “love” life and gives you an energy that is very attractive to others! To join, you need a 21 Day Fix challenge pack, which will include your workouts, eating plan and a month’s supply of Shakeology, as well as a free t-shirt at…
  • Sweating the chemo out

    goodhealthjourney
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    What’s taking up space in your mind? This weekend had the opportunity to hear a lot of successful women tell their stories, but none was as powerful as a former elementary teacher named Katy.  Cancer hit her.  Hard.  Stage Four cancer. Do you know what she did?  She KEPT working out. Through the chemo treatments. She said she was “sweating the chemo out.”  Not medically, but internally; doing her workouts kept her mind strong. She said she BEAT cancer because no matter whether it went into remission or not, she beat it in her mind by focusing on her workouts, which made her…
 
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  • Disruptive Innovations in Healthcare: An Infographic

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    28 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
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  • Guest Post on Concussion: The Neuropathology of CTE in the United States

    MedFriendly
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Introduction by Dominic A. Carone, PhD, ABPP-CNThese days, it is difficult for someone to turn on the television, open a newspaper, or surf the internet without coming across a story on the dangers of concussions, particularly repeat concussions. This has caused a great deal of concern among many athletes and their loved ones regarding participation in sports.One of the greatest concerns that has emerged is the possibility of developing CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) – which is described as a degenerative brain disorder caused by repeat brain trauma. But how much do we really know…
  • Drug Addiction Is Only a Symptom

    MedFriendly
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Sometimes a symptom is so big it hides the real problem, making treatment all but impossible. In the case of the common cold, we know that it is really a viral infection. But given enough time, it will work itself out. That is why doctors generally do not attempt to treat a cold. The symptoms are all that can be safely treated. When the underlying virus goes away, so do the symptoms.When it comes to addiction, we have to look beneath the drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, and other triggers. Those are the visible symptoms that are easily accessible. But the addiction is being propped up by…
  • Infographic on Lyme Disease Incidence

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    13 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
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  • MedFriendly Publishes First Infographic: The Human Brain

    MedFriendly
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:57 pm
    We hope that you enjoy MedFriendly's first infographic. This one is on the Human Brain. Click it for the original dimensions and to save it to your computer. If you like it, please share it on social media. Thank you!
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    kimberlysnyder » Blog

  • Two Little Words That Will Transform the Way You Eat and Live!

    Kimberly Snyder
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Placing your hand over your heart and expressing thanks is so powerful, read on to learn why! Has your mood felt a bit lower lately?  Or that, despite your best efforts and intentions, the New Year isn’t kicking off quite as well as you had hoped?  Well, I’ve got news for you – you’re not the only one! It turns out, we’re right around a date that’s known as “Blue Monday.” [1]  According to Cliff Arnall, a former Cardiff University tutor, this milestone – typically marked on the last Monday of the month of January – represents “the least happy day of…
  • Beauty Detox Principles Helped Sunniva Stay Healthy During Her Pregnancy!

    Kimberly Snyder
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
      Today I wanted to share Sunniva’s Beauty Detox Transformation Story with you. Every week I enjoy reading all the stories everyone has submitted and share them with the community for motivation and inspiration!  Sunniva explains how she started incorporating The Beauty Detox Lifestyle into her life around 2011 and has never looked back. In almost no time she began feeling much better from slowly implementing the basic principles I talk about in The Beauty Detox Solution. After becoming pregnant with her first child, Sunniva fell ill. Her doctor told her she had developed…
  • PCOS: The Misunderstood Condition That Affects Millions of Women

    Kimberly Snyder
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    This may surprise you, but I get a lot of questions about a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as PCOS…which affects up to 10 percent of women of childbearing age. PCOS is, in fact, THE most common hormonal endocrine disorder in women. As you might imagine, it’s very frustrating for anyone who is affected. As prevalent as PCOS can be, it’s also quite misunderstood, so for today’s post I’m going to discuss some common myths about the condition, how it affects the health of women who have it, and how Beauty Detox principles (along with the…
  • How The Beauty Detox Lifestyle Transformed Matt’s Outlook On Life!

    Kimberly Snyder
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
      This week it seems that we all have been settling back into our normal routines and hitting the ground running into 2015! I hope my blog last week helped give you some insight on how to structure your goals for 2015 for success! Today I wanted to share Matt’s amazing story! I was deeply touched when Matt reached out that he wanted to share his story with everyone in the Beauty Detox Community. Matt explains his journey being a teenage boy following the Beauty Detox program, and his struggles before stumbling upon The Beauty Detox Solution at an airport bookstore. Matt talks about…
  • 5 Sneaky Diet Myths to Watch Out for in 2015!

    Kimberly Snyder
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    With the New Year just beginning, more people resolve to lose weight now than at any other time in the year. This focus, or some might say obsession, with weight loss – causes us to be bombarded with more dietary advice and risky myths than our brains can possibly make sense of. To make matters worse, the world of nutrition advice is often already so difficult to navigate with so much conflicting information. Depending on the source, to lose weight, you’re told to eat more protein or less protein, eat plenty of whole grains or eliminate all grains from your diet, and so on. How are you…
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    Well Being Tips

  • Pathways of Asbestos Exposure

    Wellbeing
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    Pathways of Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment. It is composed of thin threads that are highly resistant to heat, fire and chemicals, and it is also non-conductive. These properties made asbestos a popular choice in building materials not just in the 20th century, but throughout history – even as far back as […]
  • What is The Appropriate Wellness Program for You

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

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

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

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

  • Health Benefits of Chanting

    Danica Collins
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Did You Know…an ancient type of music can improve your physical health and well-being? In his hit song “American Pie,” singer Don McLean asks: “Can music save your mortal... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • 5-Minute Health Tip: Sleep on Your Left Side to Outwit Indigestion

    Danica Collins
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    Did you know that 44% of Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month…14% at least once a week…and 7% of Americans deal with indigestion every day? Nighttime seems [...] Further... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Fact or Myth: Fasting Regenerates the Immune System?

    Danica Collins
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    This is a FACT. According to researchers at the University of Southern California, fasting regenerates the immune system, both by preventing immune system damage and by stimulating the production... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Reducing Egg Consumption May Decrease Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    Danica Collins
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Did You Know…that reducing egg consumption may decrease risk for type 2 diabetes? According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014, 29.1 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
  • Corn Syrup vs. Table Sugar: Which Is Worse?

    Danica Collins
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    University of Utah researchers have declared a winner in the corn syrup vs. table sugar debate. They found that corn syrup is significantly more toxic than refined sugar. Americans,... Read the complete post and other little know health discoveries now.
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    Healthcare & Wellness Information | International Drug Mart's Official Blog

  • Prednisone or Prednisolone: What is the Difference?

    Ammy
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Many patients & their care- givers are naturally unclear about the differences between Prednisone and Prednisolone. While Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid, a derivative of cortisol, used to treat several inflammatory & auto-immune conditions. (It is the active metabolite of the drug prednisone). Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug, which is primarily used as an immunosuppressant drug. International Drug Mart consistently delivers these low – cost generic prescription drugs that are bio-equivalent to their branded counterparts. Prednisone is used to treat…
  • Free Shipping For A Day

    Ammy
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:42 am
    We’re offering a day’s worth of Free Shipping on 18th, December, 2014 for as much as you need to buy! International Drug Mart has always found opportunities to enable customers to save on total purchases. This time, we’re offering free shipping all day on December 18th, 2014 when new or existing customers purchase for $25 or more. Use Coupon Code IDMRxFS when you’re checking out & redeem the Free Shipping Offer. You can’t redeem this offer for cash or adjust it towards previous purchases. The Free Shipping Offer is valid ONLY for online purchases. Make a list of all the…
  • IDM’s Holiday Season Bonanza!

    Ammy
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    The holidays are almost on us & we’re doing our bit to give you an extra-special holiday season! International Drug Mart has launched our Holiday Sale that lets you spend a bit more on gifts and more during this holiday season. This offer runs from 16th December 2014 through Jan 6th 2015. Make the most of IDM’s generic drugs that cost much cheaper than branded prescription and OTC drugs. The Holiday Offer starts with a FULL 5% OFF on the 2nd product when you buy two products. You get a FULL 10% OFF when you buy three products and when you buy four or more products you get a FULL 15%…
  • International Drug Mart Offers Cyber Monday Savings!

    Ammy
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
    Christmas comes early to International Drug Mart with Cyber Monday deals! Starting November 28th through 1st December, buy 2 products & we’ll give you 5% OFF on the 2nd product, buy 3 & we’ll give you 10% OFF, and when you buy FOUR products we’ll give you whopping 15% OFF! Buying generic drugs at online drugstores like www.internationaldrugmart.com lets you save much more than when you buy branded drugs. Shop for your essential prescription & OTC drugs at IDM.com & get ready to enjoy a stress- free Holiday Season! How the deal works: Add 2 drugs to the shopping cart…
  • Better than Mascara: Latisse Boosts Lash Growth

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

  • 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…
  • Flu Vaccinations…It’s not too late!

    pgpcms
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Every one of  the team here at the Practice seems to know someone who’s been poorly over the festive period! We thought we would just mention that it’s not too late to come and have your flu vaccination to help keep nasties at bay! Please give us a call us on 0116 270 0373 and one of the team will get you booked in at a date and time convenient for you.
  • Hope For Cancer & Art Exhibition

    pgpcms
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Hope for Cancer” Charity Fund Raising Evening recently held at The Practice on December 6th 2014; £930 was raised! Thank you to everyone who came & supported the cause: so fabulous to see you; combined with Katie’s launch of Artwork. A selection of Katie Pipers artwork featured below
  • Rubella Vaccine – Last Opportunity for single immunisation!

    pgpcms
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    From the end of January 2015, Rubella Vaccine will no longer be available as a single immunisation.  Only the MMR Triple Vaccination will become an option. If you have ever considered having this, NOW is the time to book in before it’s too late! Contact us here in the Practice as soon as possible if you are interested.
  • Flu Vaccine Update

    pgpcms
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    It’s always a good idea to have your flu vaccine in Leicestershire before December 1st – Have you booked in for yours? Nasal vaccines also available for under 17 year olds. Don’t forget to consider HPV Gardasil Vaccinations for boys.
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • Follow-Up Survey: What Will Help You Best Prepare?

    LAwordsmith
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Two weeks ago, I asked what you want to learn more about this year. The most popular answer was “advanced” techniques. Last week, I covered some really advanced questions about smoke inhalation—even ones experts have trouble answering. You responded by making that article the most popular post with subscribers in almost three months. Thanks. I’ll keep going in this direction. I have one more important set of questions for you, and then we’ll get back to survival medicine. This year, I want to create the products you need—things that fill gaps and help you…
  • Smoke Inhalation: What to Do If You’re Trapped

    LAwordsmith
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH The recent train disaster in Washington, D.C., reminded me that I haven’t covered smoke inhalation in my posts. Picture this. You’re on a subway going through a tunnel when you hear a loud pop. The train stops, the lights go out, and the air starts filling with smoke. And it’s getting worse. A voice comes over the intercom. “The train is not on fire. Please, everyone, sit on the floor and wait for help.” The voice orders you not to open the doors. You’re trapped. In the D.C. event, which resulted in one woman dying and dozens being hospitalized, I don’t…
  • The Survey Results Are In

    LAwordsmith
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Thank you for the wonderful response to last week’s survey. It will help me a great deal in focusing on what you’d most like to learn about. As promised, here are the results. 1. What type of information would you like me to focus on most this year? From this, it seems I have been going in the right direction, covering diseases in the blog and including advanced survival techniques in the blog, books and especially the training course. I would just add a note that it’s important to get the basics down first, as I’m sure you’d agree. In an emergency, if the…
  • Quick Survey: How Can I Help You Best?

    LAwordsmith
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH My resolution for 2015 is for The Survival Doctor to focus even more on your needs. I want to help you prepare easier and quicker—in the exact ways you want to. To that end, would you tell me how I can best help you by answering this five-question survey? It’ll only take about five minutes. I want to know how you like to learn new things and what you most want to learn about. I’ve been soaking up medical information for over 40 years, so there’s a lot I could share. Where do you want me to focus? After you take the survey, feel free to expound on your answers…
  • The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of the Year

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    29 Dec 2014 | 3:07 am
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH Thank you to for making 2014 another record year for The Survival Doctor. Compared to 2013 our viewership was up by over 10 percent (around 4.5 million visits total). And not surprisingly, our number one most-viewed post remained the same. Otherwise, the most popular posts really ran the gamut—earwax removal and fast heart rates, children’s rashes and knee injuries, eyelid infections and finger infections. What about you? Did you learn anything new from any of them? Or perhaps they helped refresh your knowledge a bit? Which did you find the most interesting?
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    Most recent blog entries

  • Chickpea Taco (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Yield: 4 servings I'm all about quick meals, so when my son Daevyd showed me taco shells that were in the pantry and said he wanted me to prepare them for him. I was all excited, yes I will make chickpea taco. We had some chickpeas already and we had just bought some avocados so it was perfect. Now I had to make my own taco seasoning. Although Devannah had bought some prepared taco seasonings from the health food store, I always prefer preparing my own sauces, seasonings etc 95% of the time. Its just me, I'm a 'do it yourself' kind of person. By the way that's how I started making my own…
  • Potato Leek, Carrot and Zucchini Soup (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Yield: 3 servings: This warm soup, filled with fresh potatoes, leeks, carrots, and zucchini, can't get any more satisfying than this. Here in Ohio, the ground outside is covered with about 4 inches of snow, and we are expecting more. So this soup is perfect for these cold winter months. I added coconut milk to give the soup a creamy mildly sweet flavor. A touch of turmeric, coriander, and cumin blends well for this flavorful soup. Thyme and a pinch of allspice are added to round out the flavors. Thyme, particularly 'French Thyme’, is a very popular culinary herb used in our…
  • Chickpea Avocado Dip (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    I love to prepare chickpea avocado dip and serve them with brown rice tortillas along with vegetables as a wrap, as a filling for quesadillas or with plain old chips. Chickpea avocado dip is much more healthy and fresh than store bought dips. It whips up in minutes once you have prepared chickpeas. You can add so much variation to this dip by changing around the seasonings. To use dried chickpeas, soak about 1/2 cup in a bowl of water over night. the following morning drain water and rinse chickpeas. Place chickpeas in cold water in a medium sized pot. Bring to boil on medium-high heat.
  • Lemon Cilantro Brown Rice (Vegan)

    michelleblackwood
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Yield: 4 servings This flavorful dish with a lemony twist is great served with curries. I used brown basmati rice, the addition of turmeric gives this dish an appetizing color. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ¼ cup water 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon ginger, minced ¼ teaspoon turmeric 1 cup (185g) long grain brown rice 2 ½ cups (600g) water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional) pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) ¼ cup (4g) chopped cilantro plus extra for…
  • Stir Fried Lotus Root (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    michelleblackwood
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:53 pm
    This was my first time cooking this interesting root vegetable. I love to shop at international markets, and I'm always intrigued by unfamiliar fruits and vegetables. Lotus root was one of such vegetables that I was waiting for the right opportunity to cook. My curiosity peaked after a fellow blogger Jasmine posted a recipe from her blog, theblenderist.com, where she shared a recipe for crispy baked lotus chips. The unique patterns of the chips was so appealing. It was beautiful! I asked my husband to get me some lotus roots at the Asian supermarket in the city. It is a very large market…
 
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    This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello

  • TWiV 321: aTRIP and a pause

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Paul Duprex Paul joins the TWiV team to discuss the current moratorium on viral research to alter transmission, range and resistance, infectivity and immunity, and pathogenesis. Links for this episode Wain-Hobson objects (one, two, three, four) Influenza H7N1 transmission experiments (J Virol) Epistemological perspective on aTRIP experiments (mBio) Limited scientific value and risk (mBio) Reply to limited scientific value (mBio)…
  • TWiV 320: Retroviruses and cranberries

    17 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: John Coffin Vincent speaks with John Coffin about his career studying retroviruses, including working with Howard Temin, endogenous retroviruses, XMRV, chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and his interest in growing cranberries. Links for this episode John Coffin (Wikipedia) Specific HIV integration sites (Science) Novel retrovirus in modern birds (J Virol) Recombinant origin of XMRV (Science) Cranberry harvest (jpg) Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to…
  • TWiV 319: Breaking breakbone

    11 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiVers review the outcomes of two recent phase 3 clinical trials of a quadrivalent dengue virus vaccine in Asia and Latin America.   Links for this episode Efficacy of dengue vaccine (NEJM) Preventing dengue (NEJM) Dengue viruses (Scitable) Intention to treat (Wikipedia) Image credit: Jean-Yves Sgro Letters read on TWiV 319 Weekly Science Picks Alan - The Toaster Project by Thomas…
  • TWiV 318: Last year in virology

    4 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler The TWiV gang reviews ten fascinating, compelling, and riveting virology stories from 2014.   Ten virology stories of 2014 Ebola virus outbreak (TWiV 314, 309, 308, 307, 306, 305, 304, 303, 302, 298, 297, 283) Directional uncoating of rhinovirus RNA (TWiV 267) Pandemic pathogen controversy (TWiV 287) Viral evolution (TWiV 275) Borna virus inhibition by endogenous DNA (TWiV 303) MERS-CoV in dromedary camels…
  • TWiV 317: Brazil goes viral

    28 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Eurico Arruda, Gustavo Acrani, Cintia Bittar, Tatiana Domitrovic, and Suellen Galvino-Costa On his second trip to Brazil, Vincent joins Eurico to speak with three young virologists, Gustavo, Cintia, Tatiana, and Suellen, about their work and their prospects for careers in science. Video of this episode: view at YouTube Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@twiv.tv
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    Health On A Budget

  • Feverfew Prevents Migraine and Has Several Other Benefits

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

    Jane Chitty
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    As we grow older and particularly after the age of 40, we might start to notice age spots. While they are usually considered harmless, age spots can affect our appearance and self esteem. Many will get their dermatologist or doctor to check them out and ask their advice for treatment. Suggestions will include Retinol, HQ creams, chemical peels and spot treatments, microdermabrasion, laser treatments or light therapy. But such commercial products contain potentially harmful additives and chemicals while costly procedures can be painful and even lead to scarring. What causes age spots? While…
  • Changing from a Western Style of Using the Toilet to Protect Your Health

    Jane Chitty
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Even though we all try to keep our costs to a minimum, sometimes we have to spend something now to ensure our “health on a budget” for the future. One such dollar outlay could be for a squatty potty! The modern Western style toilet was first introduced in the nineteenth century but it changed the way we were doing something every day in a very natural way to an unnatural way. In effect, we changed from squatting to sitting. But our bodies were made to squat and not to sit You might have noticed for example that young children (whatever their culture) instinctively squat to relieve…
  • 8 Budget Home Remedies for Cracked Heels

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

    Health on a Budget
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    by Kate Wilson It’s one thing to detoxify your body — it’s another thing to detoxify your life. But detoxifying doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as it often seems. Make these simple changes to your daily life and kick toxins to the curb. Use Natural Cleaners Many popular cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can do more damage than good. There are some products on the market that are chemical-free, however you can make your own natural cleaners with items that can be found in your own cupboard. For example, lemon’s acidity can cut though most household bacteria and…
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    DentalPlans.com Blog

  • 5 Tips For Better Brushing

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
      Sure, everybody over the age of five knows how to brush their teeth—right? Maybe... but according to a recent survey by the American Dental Association (ADA), when it comes to basic facts about dental hygiene, a surprising number of people could use some "brushing up." For example, a whopping 91 percent didn't know that the ADA recommends brushing just twice a day rather than after every meal; that's to prevent excessive tooth wear. Also, only 35 percent correctly answered the question about how often you need to change your toothbrush (every three months).
  • Financing Dental Care: Options and Opportunities

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
      There's no doubt about it: dental treatment can be a costly item indeed. The high-tech equipment and highly skilled professionals involved in your care often come along with a hefty price tag. Even people who are covered by dental insurance may be subject to high deductibles and co-pays, and limits on the total cost for certain procedures. Yet high-quality dental care—whether it's needed to restore a damaged tooth or to help you get the smile you've always wanted—can truly have a positive impact on your life.
  • What's In Your Mouth?

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
      If you’re a germaphobe, stop reading right now. Seriously.  Go find something else to do, such as wiping down all the surfaces of your home with bleach (again).   (pause)   And now that the squeamish have left the virtual room, we can share this news with no worries about sending anyone into a psychosomatic hissy fit: according to a recent study, a  single romantic kiss transfers 80 million bacteria from one mouth to another in a mere ten seconds.  
  • Brushing Baby's Teeth

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
      Babies have a lot of growing to do during the first half-year of life. In that time, many will double their birth weight, grow a fuller head of hair, and start rolling over and sitting up on their own. Another important milestone is often reached at around six or seven months: Baby's first teeth will start to make their appearance! Those little pearly-whites (which may come in as early as three or as late as 12 months) certainly make for a cute-looking smile—but they also need a little bit of care. Do you know what's the best way to clean your baby's new teeth? Here are five tips…
  • These Stars Shine Brightly After Dental Makeovers

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
          If you were lucky enough to be born with perfectly straight, white teeth – congratulations! But if not, don’t fret: You’re in good company. In fact, some of the brightest stars in Hollywood’s sky needed a little help to get their red-carpet smiles. A dental makeover could be as simple as teeth whitening, or as involved as tooth replacement. But whatever degree of work you need, it’s all about getting the smile you’ve always dreamed about   
 
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    Tandurust

  • Sharp Pain In Diaphragm When Inhaling: Causes & Treatment Options

    PUP
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    Diaphragm is a dome shaped muscle in the lower part of ribcage which separates the organs of chest from the abdominal cavity. It is the main muscle responsible for breathing. When you breathe in, the diaphragm contracts and moves downwards …
  • Bleeding After The Age Of 50: Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

    PUP
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:24 am
    Majority of women are likely to be in postmenopausal age after 50 to 55 years. It means their menstrual cycle has stopped. Bleeding from vagina in such circumstance is alarming both for the patient as well as for the treating …
  • When To Start Walking After C Section? Benefits And Recovery

    PUP
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:09 am
    It is natural for a new mother to be overwhelmed with joy when she holds her new born for the first time in her arms. It is a euphoric moment in her life. However, if she has undergone caesarean section …
  • How To Relieve Ureteral Stent Removal Pain? Function Of Stent

    PUP
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    Ureteral stent is placed into the ureter to allow free flow of urine from kidney into the bladder. It is also used to remove any blockage. The stent is a hollow flexible plastic tube, placed in the ureter between the …
  • Burning Sinus Pain Symptoms: Causes And Remedies To Relieve It

    PUP
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    Sinuses are air filled accessory cavities situated in skull bone. There are four pairs of sinuses; they all are connected with the nasal cavity. The maxillary in the cheek bones, frontal in the forehead, ethmoid sinus near the nasal bridge …
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    Three Minute Egg: Latest News

  • ​Yoga and Arthritis

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    What is Arthritis?Arthritis is joint inflammation that causes stiffness and soreness. It typically worsens as you age. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which causes the cartilage between your bones to break down, leaving bone to rub against bone. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is the result of an autoimmune disease.There is no cure for arthritis; instead, treatment aims to reduce the symptoms so that you can live more fully without pain. Practicing yoga with the appropriate yoga equipment often is recommended as a treatment for arthritis. The Mayo Clinic…
  • ​My Doctor Recommends Yoga; What’s the Best Type of Class for Me?

    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the United States, more and more medical doctors are prescribing regular yoga practice to their patients as an alternative therapy. The trend reflects a movement toward a holistic approach to health care. Unsurprisingly, it also makes good economic sense. It’s cheaper (and more effective) to start doing yoga at 30 than to treat obesity at 60.Doctors have come to realize that yoga has many healthful benefits. Yoga has been proven to help patients recover and maintain their health for everything from headaches to heart conditions. Yoga is part of a medically recognized healthier lifestyle.
  • How Many Calories Does Yoga Burn?

    10 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Everyone knows that doing yoga is good for your health. It increases your flexibility and balance, reduces stress, builds strength, bolsters your immune system, tones your muscles and even puts you in a positive frame of mind. And while it may not provide the calorie-burn that aerobic exercise provides, yoga does supply sufficient incentives to be included in a weight-loss program.If you’re trying to lose weight by doing yoga, however, consider other lifestyle changes too. A healthful diet, smaller portions and a new career as a bicycle messenger all can contribute to weight loss. If…
  • How Yoga Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    4 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Here at Three Minute Egg®, we believe in New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions are promises to yourself, and we take our promises seriously. Having said that, we understand how difficult it can be at times to stick to your resolutions past January 31. It takes will power and determination.Fortunately for fans of Three Minute Egg yoga, you have an advantage over the average person: your practice. A regular yoga practice gives you access to something that can help you maintain your resolution well into the new year.Realistic ExpectationsNew Year’s resolutions are intentions. You intend to…
  • Starting a Home Yoga Practice

    28 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    A daily yoga practice has many benefits, as we discussed in an earlier blog post. And you can reap those benefits in the comfort of your home or office without having to worry about fitting a class into your busy schedule or driving across town, or looking for parking.In fact, few people actually go to an outside yoga class every day. In the strictest sense of the word, a yoga class is a place to learn, not a place to practice. If you go to a yoga class once a week, for example, you’re supposed to practice those lessons the rest of the week. It’s called yoga “class” for a…
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  • Science Explains Why You Suddenly Stop Losing Weight

    Good Living Doc
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    Hooray! You’re losing weight! You’ve been absolutely committed this time – eating real food, working out every day, and people are noticing your progress, but suddenly you’ve hit a plateau and your momentum has come to a frustrating halt. The scale simply won’t budge no matter what you do! So what’s the problem? Why did […]
  • 6 Drug-Free Insomnia Remedies Supported By Science

    Good Living Doc
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Lack of sleep is probably the most overlooked source of health problems in every age group. You can eat a near-perfect diet, never miss a workout, and take all the right supplements, but you will still face health challenges if you suffer from insomnia. How important is quality sleep? If you were denied both sleep […]
  • #1 Best Way To Fall Alseep Without Drugs

    Good Living Doc
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    We live in a nation of tired people. You may even be one yourself. As technologically advanced as we’ve become, and as convenient as we keep trying to make modern life, millions of us are lumbering through our days in a state of utter exhaustion. Maybe you’ve tried one of the many common hacks for getting […]
  • LifeSeasons Targeted Herbal Supplements

    Good Living Doc
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    The world certainly doesn’t need another line of herbal supplements. At least, that’s what I thought before being introduced to LifeSeasons. Since then, it’s become one of our top-selling and most effective brands of herbal products. We’re all about science here at the Good Living Warehouse. If you want to convince us of something in […]
  • Study Shows Chicken Pox Vaccine Is Ineffective

    Good Living Doc
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    The CDC states that chicken pox used to be a very common disease, infecting over 4 million people and causing 150 deaths each year (1). To give that number some perspective, 4 times that many people (about 600) die annually in the US from falling out of bed (2). According to the CDC, however, the […]
 
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  • Your Personality Can Be a Deciding Factor To Your Grave

    Swarnam John
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Are you a happy person? Or a pessimistic one, are you a careful, industrious and dedicated person? Or a careless or indifferent person, you may wonder why this Swarnam is asking all kinds of stupid questions? Everything is for a reason.Personality can decide your nearness to graveThis sounds ridiculous, does it not? But it is true say scientists. A research study found that, personality trait has an impact on health.  Anger and depression can cause various diseases and can lead to early death.Researchers say that your best friends can be the best judges of your personality, because they…
  • Watch Out For The Severity of Hot Flushes During Menopause- They Spell Danger

    Swarnam John
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    This research study caught my attention. After all, if you are in your late 30’s like me, then it would be better to get mentally prepared for the future. Scientists have found a link between moderate to severe hot flushes during menopause and higher rate of hip fractures.The linkA study followed thousands of women for eight years. Scientists found that, those people suffering from moderate to severe hot flushes during menopause, suffered higher rate of hip fractures than their peers, who had no menopausal syndrome. The authors warn that, women who experience such vasomotor menopausal…
  • Easy to Prepare Exotic Salads

    Swarnam John
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Just tried my hand at exotic salads! They turned out perfectly fine and was a huge hit with my family, especially the husband. I have shared this along with some amazing photos; hope you will give it a shot! Tamarillo saladThis exotic fruit looked so attractive on the supermarket shelf that I decided to buy it. Really did not know anything about it, googled it and found that it is native to Andes of Peru. It is high in potassium, extremely low in sodium, source of fiber. It is rich in vitamin A, B6, C and E. Boil the water, add Tamarillo for a minute and immerse it in cold water. Remove…
  • 20 Minutes Walking Prevents Early Death + Free Apps For Walking

    Swarnam John
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Sometimes the kids make me so crazy, that I just go out for a long walk to regain my sanity. And I thank God for the kids driving me crazy, after reading this study. The study points out that a brisk 20 minute walk each day can reduce the risk of early death.Brisk walkA study of over 334,000 European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be because of lack of physical activity compared with that attributed to obesity. Earlier studies have linked physical inactivity to a greater risk of heart disease and cancer.Previous research studies have informed us that walking 6000 steps or…
  • Waging a War On Pimples? Try Out These Expert Tips

    Swarnam John
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    anankkml, freedigitalphotos.netPimples- I think most of us would have suffered this problem at some point in our lives. And I am no stranger to pimples, I grew up in a small town and for my higher studies I went to a women’s city college. You know what? I felt as a fish out of the pond there. Some girls were mean and I repeat really mean. Added to this, one fine day I got a big pimple on my cheek. My God! My future looked dark. To set things straight I pricked it and got an acne breakout. Sandpaper situations in life make you a stronger person. Having been there and done that, here I am…
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  • How Often Should I Get a Massage?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:59 pm
    One of the most common questions we hear about massage therapy at Better Health Washington is “How often should I get a massage?” The answer? It varies from client to client. But we have many tips to guide you through the process of deciding just what’s right for you! The first step in determining how often you […]
  • 5 Proven Benefits of Avocado. Spoiler: It’s Pretty Impressive!

    Lauren Cosgrove
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Whether you’re a health nut or not, it’s likely that you’ve come across many, many healthy recipes including avocado. Sure it’s a fun color and yes, it’s actually a fruit, but that’s not why it’s so popular. The truth? It’s a superfood! Avocado is widely recognized by nutritionists and health experts as one of the […]
  • Can Massage Really Improve Your Health?

    Lauren Cosgrove
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    When you hear the word “massage” what typically comes to mind? Think about it for a minute… If any of the following words came to mind, you’re much like the rest of the population. relaxing spa pamper treat get away Don’t you worry; it’s not a bad thing! But we are here to tell you […]
  • Removing Resolution Barriers

    Lauren Cosgrove
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    If you are like most people, which statistically you may be, New Year’s resolutions aren’t exactly easily won. Be honest. How many resolutions have you actually kept beyond a few weeks or a couple of months. Probably not many. Cynicism aside, know that you are not alone! Most people are eager to jump on board […]
  • Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    Lauren Cosgrove
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    It’s coming; the New Year is just around the corner. In a week, millions of Americans will be swearing promises meant to improve their lives and personal well-being. Unfortunately, according to a recent poll by Marist, only 59% of people will actually keep those well-meant resolutions. Why is that? Why are only 59% of us […]
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  • 钱钢语象观察:“司法独立”被谁判了死刑?

    文摘编辑部
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    中国大陆正陷入有关“司法独立”的话语错乱。在18届4中全会精神的宣传中,出现了多篇批判“司法独立”的文章。最近的一次在1月7日,百余网站同时以《张春贤:我们的法治不能走西方“司法独立”的路子》为题,转发了这位政治局委员、新疆自治区书记在人民日报的专论。此文一出,网络哗然。改革开放30多年来,“司法独立”一直是正面口号,现在要推翻此说,重回老路吗? 专政年代的黑词…
  • 钱钢:2014中国政治语象分析

    文摘编辑部
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    2014年的中国舆论场,相较上年, 更加板结。经一年多思想清场,主 张政治改革的“浅蓝”词语几乎全被逐 入“深蓝”禁区。当政者的“浅红”话语 全面重组。改革开放前的一些“深 红”口号则被激活。 “宪”字风波 2014年中国大陆最大的话语事件, 是“依宪治国”和“依宪执政”两个口号 的失踪、重现、和由此引发的宪政 批判。 这是18大后习近平在纪念现行宪法 施行30周年时提出的口号。2013 年“七不讲”,批宪政,它们在党媒上…
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    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    怎样适应移动互联网带来的阅读习惯的改变? 如何在巨量的网络信息中保持独特的价值,又不失个性?
  • 浙江省公安机关重点人员动态管控工作规范 (试行)

    文摘编辑部
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    编者按:各级公安机关要结合实际,对本地旅馆、暂住、网吧、机动车等基础信息采集录入情况,网上缉控系统在线值守、警情签收下达、处置措施、结果反馈情况进行检查通报,并建立相应的考核机制。对基础信息采集录入及时,签收、管控、反馈等工作表现突出的单位予以通报表扬;对基础信息采集录入不及时、不准确,签…
  • 斯伟江:“十条须知”——当网民遇见警察

    文摘编辑部
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    【编注】本文是根据斯伟江律师长微博编辑而成,部分字词可能出错,见谅。另有几处句子稍有改动,但文意不变。…
 
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  • A “Drug IQ” Challenge For Your Teenager (And You!)

    Sydney Johnston
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    Teenagers always think they know everything (I can remember that stage myself :-). Certainly they think they know more about drugs than Mom and Dad, and they’re likely correct. But just how knowledgeable are, they, really? One way to find out is to send them to this interactive drug and drug abuse quiz posted by […]
  • Some Perspective On Our Problems

    Sydney Johnston
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    I know you think you have problems, because we all believe in problems. But this short and delicious video just might give you a new perspective so don’t miss it – it’s definitely worth a few minutes out of your busy day. And bye the way … this does NOT, NOT, NOT mean that you and […]
  • How To Make Hummus – My Healthy Hummus & Tahini Experiment

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    I love and adore hummus – but I don’t like the price. The brand I like best costs $2.99 (which doesn’t include the tax) for a mere four ounces. So I decided to try making my own, but the problem was the tahini. Most hummus recipes call for tahini and I didn’t want to buy […]
  • Almost 89 Years Young and an International Gymnast

    Sydney Johnston
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    There are so many older people who are expanding our definitions of “old age” – I HATE THAT TERM!!! Case in point is Johanna Quaas who is almost 89 years old and is an international gymnast. Check out this routine on the parallel bars. I couldn’t do what she’s doing when I was 20!!!  Thanks, Johanna, for […]
  • Five Facts You Might Not Know About Drug Use, Abuse, and Treatment

    Sydney Johnston
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Drug and alcohol addiction is prevalent throughout the entire world and typically sits at the forefront of the public health agendas of industrialized nations. But at its core, the global drug crisis is a family matter. The majority of families will face a drug abuse problem among their members at some point or another. It’s […]
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  • Improve CPAP Comfort with These 10 Tips

    1800CPAP
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Simple Hacks to Improve CPAP Comfort One night in the sleep lab while preparing the hook-up (sleep technician talk for applying electrodes and sensors) I witnessed something I had never seen in my 8 years as a sleep medicine professional.  Before I tell you what it is I would like to give you a little bit of background on this patient. He was a 46 year old male that had been using CPAP for 3 years. He had his original polysomnograph (PSG) to diagnose sleep apnea and CPAP titration done through our company.  He had been diagnosed with an AHI (apnea hypopnea index) of 47, meaning on average…
  • 9 Things That Drive Sleep Technologists Crazy

    1800CPAP
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    9 Things About Testing That Will Make A Sleep Technologist Bite Their Tongue Sleep technicians are scrub wearing, caffeine chugging, electrode toting nocturnal inhabitants that roam the halls of sleep clinics and hospitals during the haunting hours of the night.  If seen in the light of day they are often confronted with the same awkward question; “So, you basically watch people sleep all night?”. Rather than get into a lengthy description that results in a glazed look it’s just simple to tell people “Yes, that’s exactly what we do”. But for those of you that might be checking…
  • Best CPAP Masks of 2014-2015

    1800CPAP
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Compare the Best CPAP Masks 2014 As the last few days of 2014 wind down we take a look back at some of the new and top rated CPAP masks that came on the market in 2014 and a look at what’s to come in 2015. Finding the right mask for you can be a long and hard process of elimination and some people recently diagnosed with sleep apnea may still be struggling to find an interface that is comfortable to wear and effective in allowing them to sleep throughout the night. While the mask itself is only a piece of the puzzle, it is a “corner piece” and important in the overall adherence to…
  • Sleep Debt Hurts Healthy Sleep Habits

    1800CPAP
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    How Much Sleep Debt Do You Owe? You may have a credit score above 700 but that doesn’t mean that a debt collector is not calling to you every day in the form of daytime sleepiness, fatigue and irritability. The creditor in this scenario is a little company called “Your Mind and Body”.  How much of a sleep debt are you racking up? Most people aren’t even aware that they are doing it. Ironically as I am writing this I did short myself a couple of those precious hours last night working on a home improvement project and paying the price today (excuse for my typos).  So what factors are…
  • How Dirty is Your CPAP?

    1800CPAP
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    I had to fight nausea a few times when I was handed a excessively dirty CPAP mask. We have seen our fair share of stomach churning dirty CPAP masks come into our store over the years. I often ask myself how or why someone would continue to use such a dirty piece of equipment, especially something that comes in contact with their face nightly. What I have found in conversations with these sleep apnea sufferers is that they were never told nor realized they needed to replace the mask, much less any other parts to their therapy. Most people remember to change their oil, furnace filter, or…
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  • Why Open Wound Is Not Healing For A Long Time

    HealthyDis
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    Usually, simple cuts and wounds would heal up in about three days. However, some people may experience open wounds not healing for a long time due to a condition in the blood. A person who is diabetic may find his wounds not healing for a very long time. What Causes Wound Not Healing For Several […]
  • Causes Of Wound Inside The Lower Gums – Open Wound In Gums

    HealthyDis
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Some people who experience pain in the gums may see a lesion or wound. In the case of having a wound in the lower gum area near the molars, one could assume that the cause is wisdom tooth. Wisdom tooth usually comes out from the farthest area of the molars. In this case, the gums […]
  • Stops Breathing When Sleeping – Snoring And Sleep Apnea Symptoms

    HealthyDis
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Sleep apnea is the term used to characterize a condition of breathing pauses when sleeping. During sleep, the person who has sleep apnea may stop breathing when sleeping because the palate or the tongue becomes blocked causing the difficulty in breathing. If the person snores all the time, then he may also experience sleep apnea […]
  • Different Types of Doctors For Diabetes Treatment – What Doctor To See for Diabetes?

    HealthyDis
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    People with diabetes may be exposed to different types of health problems especially those that come from diabetic complications. In this case, one should know the diabetes doctor types to consult for any health problems that may arise. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body is not able to convert […]
  • What Doctor For Numbness To Consult – Numbness Symptoms Doctor

    HealthyDis
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Many people may experience certain degree of numbness in different body parts. While numbness is not a disease on its own, it should be treated in order to find the underlying cause. However, people are not very sure what doctor to consult when it comes to numbness. Type of Doctor to Consult for Numbness Symptoms […]
 
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  • It’s The Simple Things That Matter The Most In Our Grief Journeys

    David Roberts
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Cemetery Discomfort I have always been uncomfortable in cemeteries ever since I can remember. My discomfort surrounding cemetery visits magnified one hundred fold after my daughter Jeannine’s death in March of 2003.  Watching my daughter’s coffin being lowered into the ground during her gravesite service was symbolic of the end of her life, as I knew it, and the end of mine as I knew it. I have gone to the cemetery on a handful of occasions with my wife Cheri, only long enough to ensure that the flowers she planted were intact and that Jeannine’s sacred place filled with statues and…
  • The Impact of Grief: Grief Diverted

    Doug Manning
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Anger is a very important component in the grieving process. Expressing anger is a vital part of the healing we need. I do not ever want to discourage anger or its expression in any way. but there needs to be at least a word said about not letting the anger dominate us until the grieving is diverted or placed on hold. Maybe some examples will demonstrate what I am trying to say. Anger does not float well. It needs a place to focus and will find a place even if there is no logic to the place it finds. It is not unusual for widows, for example, to become angry with their husbands for dying even…
  • The Questions of Grief: How Long Does Grief Last?

    Doug Manning
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    When I began writing about grief in the late seventies, I read everything I could find on the subject which turned out to be three books. We just didn’t know very much about the process at all. There was a survey done during those days that asked people how long they thought grief lasted. The answers varied from days to a couple of weeks. The average answer was forty-eight hours. Like I say, we didn’t know much about grief then. I am still asked that question. Grief is still seen as some kind of condition like a disease that one gets over. You have this for a while, take some kind…
  • Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

    David Roberts
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A Cold Case State of Mind On most Fridays from 5:00pm to 11:00PM, I am parked on the couch or in my bedroom, watching the “Cold Case” marathon on the ION channel. This seven-year television series revolved around a dedicated and passionate group of detectives who came together as a team  to solve open murder cases. The series had great acting, scripts and story lines. Each episode ended with a song that reflected the personality, struggles  and more so, the legacy of the murder victim. A Child Dies There was one episode that I watched on Friday, 5/4/12, that left a lasting impression on…
  • Leaving My Former Self Behind: 10 Years After My Daughter’s Death

    David Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    The Power in Pain March 1,2013 will mark the 10th angelversary of my 18-year-old daughter Jeannine’s death. At times, I wonder how I made it ten minutes, much less ten years. During my early grief, I never thought I would experience joy again, nor did I ever believe that my life would have meaning again, without my daughter’s physical presence. However, my perspective on Jeannine’s death has changed because I made a conscious effort to do so and because of the support and spiritual guidance that I have received along the way. It has been an empowering feeling to be able to address the…
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  • Facelift Dallas

    jenn
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Advances in plastic surgery happen all the time and it’s pretty incredible how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Today we are able to make facial rejuvenations that are substantial while still looking natural. Dr. Lam approaches procedures with the eye of an artist and the mind of a surgeon which creates the perfect balance between aesthetic and function. We all want to look our best and we want our best to last as long as possible. Many people, men and women alike, seek out Dr. Lam for the ultimate in facial rejuvenation: Facelift Dallas. The facelift procedure is a…
  • Lip Augmentation Dallas

    jenn
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:04 pm
    There are few facial features lusted after as much as round, luscious lips. For century’s women have been coveting their fuller lipped peers, celebrities and models and trying to emulate the look through make up tricks, and plump-promising glosses. For women who are ready to make a more significant and longer lasting enhancement, Dermal Fillers may be the way to go. A dermal filler works just like it sound it would by filling in areas that are lacking mass- they are also used to rejuvenate the face. A Dermal Filler will give you results that last several months, but aren’t permanent, so…
  • Otoplasty Dallas

    jenn
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:49 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
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:08 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
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Children can be ruthless when it comes to calling each other mean and hurtful nicknames, particularly if there are any obvious physical attributes that make them stand out. Children who are born with ears that stick out from the side of the head or are overly large are often the first target for teasing among their peers. Teasing can lead to life-long scars on their self-confidence. Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears consider Otoplasty Dallas. Otoplasty, or Ear Surgery, is a procedure to cosmetically enhance the appearance of the ears by pinning them back or…
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  • Popular Healthy Restaurants in Dubai

    BerryRipe
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    One of the major problems of travelling abroad is searching for a good place where you can eat delicious yet healthy meals. Thankfully, Dubai offers a lot of options for health buffs who are on a strict diet. Whether you are looking for a fresh vegetable salad platter, fruits, or mouth-watering delicacies, you can surely find a restaurant that meets your preferences. In addition to the healthy cuisines, this city offers breathtaking views and man-made wonders that can definitely enhance your dining experience. If you’re planning to visit Dubai, here is a rundown of their most popular…
  • Make Your Weight Loss Goals Happen

    BerryRipe
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    You’ve struggled with the battle of the bulge when it comes to your waistline for too long. After trying every fitness fad and diet trend under the sun, you have finally had it. For this New Year’s Resolution, you are finally going to get to your ideal body weight. Now you need a plan. Make it a Lifestyle Change If you want to lose weight and keep it off, it needs to be more than a fast fix or a temporary measure. You need to change your lifestyle for the duration. Cut out soda from your diet and drink water instead. Avoid fast food restaurants, only indulging on occasion as a…
  • Comparing a Gluten-free Diet to a Low Calorie Diet Plan

    BerryRipe
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    When you look for a good diet to lose weight, there are many choices available, but not every diet is appropriate for weight loss. There are many diets that focus on a particular medical problem and may not be helpful in losing unwanted pounds. One popular diet talked about today is the gluten-free diet. Other diets can often be categorized as a low calorie diet plan. These two approaches to dieting are much different. What is a low calorie diet plan? A low calorie diet plan is designed for weight loss. As with all weight loss methods, the goal is to reduce daily calorie intake. Any good low…
  • Benefits of Removing Ear Wax

    BerryRipe
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    One of the reasons why you might not be able to hear well is because wax is built in the ear. You shouldn’t put anything inside the ear to clear the wax, but there are some safe methods of removing wax with numerous benefits after it’s gone. When you think of removing ear wax, one of the most common benefits is that you are able to hear better. You don’t have anything blocking the ear canal. If you leave wax in the ear canal, there could be damage that you are unable to see until you have an infection. This infection could lead to the middle and inner ear. This can be very…
  • 3 Tips for Finding the Best Commercial Fitness Equipment

    BerryRipe
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Fitness is an important part of a lot of people’s personal lives. However, since our professional lives consume much of our days, it seems only sensible that we find a way to integrate fitness into our work world. Many business owners and corporations help make this integration happen by providing their workers with the best in commercial fitness equipment. But where can you find the best in commercial fitness equipment that will serve your employees well while not costing you a fortune? Here are some tips how to find the best equipment to match your needs. Cardio commercial fitness…
 
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    The Healthy Tips

  • Yoga Exercise: Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose)

    surendra
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Ardha Padmasana is a meditative posture. This is done by arranging one foot opposite thigh and the other foot under the thigh. It is called Virasana or half- lotus because half the technique of padmasana is in this yoga posture. This yoga posture can also be practiced the legs. Ardha Padmasana: Stages for Practice Starting Position: […] The post Yoga Exercise: Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose)

    surendra
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    Swastikasana is one of the meditative postures. In Sanskrit swastika means ‘auspicious’. Even the crossing of the legs is called Swastika. In this posture the legs cross each other, hence it is named as Swastikasana. Bend the left leg in the knee and place its heel against the opposite groin and keep the sole closely […] The post Yoga Exercise: Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose)

    surendra
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Paschimottanasana or “Pashchimatanasana” means ‘stretching the posterior region’. In Sanskrit, paschima means ‘posterior’ and tana means ‘stretch’. In this posture almost all the posterior muscles of the body are stretched, hence the name Paschimottanasana or Seated Forward Bend Pose. Sit on the ground by extending the leg. Prepare hooks by bending the index fingers of both […] The post Yoga Exercise: Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
  • Yoga Exercise: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

    surendra
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    This yoga posture is named Bujangasana or Cobra Pose as the full display of it resembles a hooded snake under irritation. Lie prone by placing the hands extended along the body, forehead resting on the ground in a relaxed manner. Place the palms on the ground by the side of the chest. Slowly raise the […] The post Yoga Exercise: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) appeared first on The Healthy Tips. Visit http://www.thehealthytips.com for more........
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    Gluten Free Paleo Health Advice | Beverly Meyer | Podcast & Resources

  • How To Stop Eating Junk Food

    Beverly Meyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Want to know how to stop eating junk food?First, discover what you’re really craving, then look at what to do about it.Distinguish between true cravings (irresistable), casual cravings (you’re not trying very hard), and food memory.  I can have a mental food fest right now thinking about Reuben Sandwiches, but that’s a memory from pre-Celiac days and not really a craving.Got it?So, think about the foods you crave.  What do these foods have in common?  Is it only one thing they have in common? Or several things?For example, a client tells me they crave…
  • Waking Up Too Early In The Morning? Podcast

    Beverly Meyer
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Are you waking up too early in the morning?  As a restless sleeper for many years, I’ve helped myself and many clients change this pattern. Here’s some of my topics on this show:How much to eat for dinnerAre late night snacks helpful?Beverages to avoid at nightCreating the best bed and bedroomManaging your mind to stay present and restfulThe role of the adrenals in sleepClick the podcast link below, or click here to listen in on iTunes.  You can download the show there or subscribe! Here’s a Stitcher link too.Please take a moment and leave a review on iTunes…
  • Test Adrenal Function At Home

    Beverly Meyer
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    If you suspect you have low cortisol, test adrenal function at home!  You might be inspired to (finally) make some changes if your test results are not optimal.The true value of testing adrenal function is to confirm you’re exhausting yourself with too much work and worry!  And not enough sleep!If testing will help you change this, then test!!Don’t self-diagnose and try to treat the adrenals if there really is no issue that some sleep and the Paleo Diet will resolve.  If you do begin herbs and lifestyle support, retest every few months to record progress. One…
  • Update on Terry Wahls Protocol

    Beverly Meyer
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Here’s an update on the Terry Wahls protocol for autoimmune disorders, and an in-depth podcast interview with Terry and Beverly.Have you followed Dr. Wahls and her journey in reversing M.S.?  It’s an amazing story and so hopeful for all of us with chronic health issues.The new updated paperback of “The Wahls Protocol”  has a great sub-title that says it all:“A radical new way to treat all chronic autoimmune conditions using Paleo principles“I love that phrase!“Radical” is what we need to counteract the medical model mired in steroids…
  • 5 Sleep Tricks I Use For Waking Up Too Early

    Beverly Meyer
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Waking up too early? Afraid of the clock?I have that issue too.I used to wake at 3 and have a hard time going back to sleep. That’s improved as my adrenals have gotten healthier.Now, if I wake early, it’s usually 5:30 instead of the 7 AM I’m aiming for.Here’s 5 sleep tricks for those who sleep pretty well but wake early.   If you get up for a minute and go back to sleep, that’s ok. (You might find Sleep Trick #5 helps that one).Sleep Tricks For Insomnia or Waking Up Too EarlySleep Trick #1).  Eat, Eat Eat….  The old rule of eat light/eat…
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    HellaWella

  • Shrimp risotto with watercress [Recipe]

    Melissa Valliant
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Shrimp risotto with watercress [Recipe]01/30/2015By Blue ApronRisotto is a type of rice dish that has a creamy, smooth consistency rather than the fluffy texture in other rice dishes. Arborio rice is the starchy...
  • UTI 101: What they are, what to do & how to keep them at bay

    Vivian Gomez
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    UTI 101: What they are, what to do & how to keep them at bay01/30/2015By Vivian LeeUrinary tract infections range from annoying and uncomfortable to downright painful. Also called bladder infections, UTIs are the result of bacteria...
  • Shopping for citrus: A guide to the different kinds of oranges

    Melissa Valliant
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Shopping for citrus: A guide to the different kinds of oranges01/30/2015By Katie WalshWinter is often a sad time for produce shopping, especially when it comes to fruits. However, shoppers can count on orange citrus during these bleak...
  • 9 mouthwatering recipes that will change your mind about celery root (celeriac)

    Vivian Gomez
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    9 mouthwatering recipes that will change your mind about celery root (celeriac)01/30/2015By Vivian LeeWhether you call it "celery root" or "celeriac," don't judge this late autumn/winter root vegetable by its… cover. It's ugly, perhaps more so than...
  • 5 super clever ways to display your photos

    Jaclyn Bertner Felber
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    5 super clever ways to display your photos 01/30/2015By Jennifer Dome KingShowing off your favorite photos can be just as simple as purchasing a nice picture frame, setting it on a console table, and voila, you’re done. But...
 
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • Healthy Meal Ideas for Busy Moms With Wasa Crispbreads

    Erica Brooks
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    This post contains sponsored content. All opinions and meal ideas are my own. Now that it’s the new year and all of the tempting holiday treats are behind me I am looking forward to all things new including cutting back on dining out. Being a stay at home mom dining out was my treat. My mommy time. A way to get out of the house and talk some grown folks. Dining out often can not only take it’s toll on the family budget, it can also take it’s toll on a mommy’s waistline. So I have recommitted to cooking more often and getting back to my prebaby weight. Hey it can…
  • Happy New Year!

    Healthy Family Matters
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
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  • From Our Family to Yours Merry Christmas!

    Healthy Family Matters
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    The post From Our Family to Yours Merry Christmas! appeared first on Healthy Family Matters.
  • 5 Reasons Karate Can Boost Your Child’s Self Confidence

    Catherine West
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Although martial arts have their roots in the necessary self-defense techniques that every fighting-age man and woman had to know in pre-modern Eastern societies, they have evolved far beyond this original purpose. These days, martial arts can be put to a variety of creative and constructive uses and provide children with a fun, and heart-pumping experience. 1. Artistic Expression As the name suggests, martial arts can be a pure and even beautiful form of physical expression. Like yoga and other “controlled” exercise routines, the broad spectrum of physical disciplines known as…
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Healthy Family Matters
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Happy Thanksgiving from our family to you and yours. Today I am thankful for: Having a loving and supportive husband who can cook and has a great sense of humor. Having a bright and energetic daughter who loves to give me big hugs. Having a charming and clever son who loves to hold my hand wherever we go. Having good friends who are like family. Healthy food. Being able to volunteer as a family with our church regularly to help those in need in our…
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    New Bloggy Cat

  • Joke of the day – God is an artist

    New Bloggy Cat
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:52 pm
    A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question, “Boys and girls, what do we know about God? A hand shot up in the air. “He is an artist!” said the kindergarten boy. “Really? How do you know?” the teacher asked. “You know – Our Father, who does art in Heaven… “ Tagged: artist, boys, children, clean jokes, father, funny jokes, girls, god, good jokes, humor, humour, jokes, kids, short jokes, sunday school jokes, teacher, very funny jokes
  • Quote of the day – Russian Proverb

    New Bloggy Cat
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:44 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.blog.nwf.org) “Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.” – Russian Proverb Tagged: fact, honesty, inspirational, justice, lies, life, life and living, life-lessons, lying, motivational, peace, quotes, secrets, self-deception, transparency, truth, truth-tellilng, virtue
  • Quote of the day – Amy Bloom

    New Bloggy Cat
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:58 pm
    (Photo credit: http://www.wisegeek.org) “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” – Amy Bloom Tagged: acceptance, be yourself, beautiful, beauty, body-image, cute french bulldog, fear, flaws, gratitude, happiness, imperfect, imperfection, incompleteness, individuality, inspirational, life, love, love yourself, mistakes, motivational, pets, self acceptance, self esteem
  • Quote of the day – Oscar Wilde

    New Bloggy Cat
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde Tagged: believe-in-yourself, famous quotes, gutter, inspirational, life, life and living, life-lessons, motivational, optimism, perception, possibilities, stars, truth, understanding
  • Joke of the day – The pathetic lawyer

    New Bloggy Cat
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:42 pm
    The lawyer is standing at the gate to Heaven and St. Peter is listing his sins: 1) Defending a large corporation in a pollution suit where he knew it was guilty. 2).Prosecuting an innocent woman because a scapegoat was needed in a controversial case. 3) Defending an obviously guilty murderer because the fee was high. 4) Overcharging fees to many clients. And the list went on for quite awhile. The lawyer objects and begins to argue his case. He admits all these things, but argues, “Wait, I’ve done some charity in my life also.” St. Peter looks in his book and says,“Yes,…
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    Help Your Back

  • Iliac Crest Pain – Causes, Treatment and Prevention

    Igor
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:16 am
    Iliac crest pain is not that common in general population, but it is frequent in older individuals, runners (and athletes in general), lower back pain sufferers… But that doesn`t mean “regular” people like you...
  • Zero Gravity Massage Chair Reviews (Videos and Discounts)

    Igor
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    Table Of Contents(clicking the link will scroll down to the corresponding section of the article): Zero Gravity Position Zero Gravity Massage Chair Reviews Affordable – Prices Ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 Osaki OS-1000 Mid...
  • 4 At-Home Remedies For Bruised Sternum Treatment

    Igor
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    Sternum is a long, flat bone located at the front of the chest. It consists of three parts – the manubrium, the body and the xiphoid process. Its upper part supports the clavicles, and...
  • Piriformis Syndrome And Rocker Bottom Shoes

    Igor
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    This particular article was inspired by a study conducted in Korea. You can read the full study here: Piriformis Syndrome in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients after Wearing Rocker Bottom Shoes As you can see, the study...
  • Diaphragm Pain – Common Causes, Localization and Treatment

    Igor
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    Diaphragm pain may not be as common as some other health conditions but, in most cases, it can be very unpleasant and long-lasting. Looking at the most popular health forums, you can come across...
 
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    Dr. Marc Tagon

  • The Comprehensive Details Of Dr. Marc Tagon And Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon is a popular doctor and known to be a renaissance kind of person. Dr. Marc often does not take life activities with fear. Dr. Marc often mention that he lives in a moment and takes advantage of the future for direction on how to perform in the present. He is known to always keep a smile on his face. He also unleashes positive energy among people wherever he finds himself or goes. Dr. Marc usually gives encouraging advice to people to make them live above the challenges of life. Despite being a good doctor, Dr. Marc often educates men about sexuality. The expert has a lot of…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon And His Teachings on Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    Dr. Marc Tagon, a well-known doctor is said to be a Renaissance type of person who does not take life very seriously. He says that he lives in the moment and takes the help of the future just for guidance on how to carry him in the present. He always keeps a smile on his face and spread positive energy among people wherever he goes and whomever he meets. He also gives motivational advice to people. In spite of being a good doctor Dr. Marc Tagon teaches men about sexuality. He has a lot of knowledge on male sexuality and other healthy sex habits which should be followed by both men and women.
  • Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality

    Deborah Campbell
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Dr. Marc Tagon and Sexuality Dr. Marc Tagon is a well-known expert in motivational and personal development. Though he does not lay claim to being a regular doctor, he does admit to being a specialized doctor who operates over the Internet. One of the things recommended by Dr. Marc Tagon is that fingering and making a girl squirt at least once is good for her personal development. Here is a brief look at why squirting can be good for the personal development of girls. Squirting is a term that best describes the act of a female ejaculating. Squirting can and should result in the ejaculation of…
  • Rounded Well Being by Dr. Mark Tagon

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    So many people in the 21st century and before thinking their lives are fine because they have all the material things they would need and people to share with. Unfortunately so many of us are failures in one of the most important aspects of our lives; family, relationships, health and spirituality. This is because not many people are able to balance their priorities and this usually means that one or more aspects are neglected. Marctagon’s Synergy is a blog program written by Dr. Mark Tagon to teach people and especially busy professionals and business people to have an all rounded healthy…
  • Dr. Marc Tagon an Expert in Motivational and Personal Development

    Deborah Campbell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Dr. Marctagon who is an urban specialized and entrepreneur claims that he is not a genuine doctor but just a specialist online doctor. He is the founder and local life synergist at Marctagon Synergy with an age of thirty year’s plus. Apart from maintaining Synergy he, also own a technology consulting business and blog, called the Marctagon IT. During his free time, he usually trains for his next race and also maintains an intermittent go on hunger strike lifestyle. He believes in God’s power living a positive life accordingly despite the common challenges in our daily lives. Marc did…
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    Skinny Fat Life

  • What’s in my gym bag?

    ojohnson
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Hey everyone. Happy #FitnessFriday! I’m officially done with my first week back in school and am really looking forward to having no life whatsoever this semester. Between work and classes and homework and working out...
  • The enlightenment of injury

    ojohnson
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    “Don’t worry guys, just my handicap seat. Nothing to see here!” I said with laughter in my voice as I rolled a bench across the floor toward the rig. I was prepping to do some...
  • Roundup of cheap foods (and how to use them)

    ojohnson
    10 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    So as we’ve discussed in the past, I’m a little light in the funds department these days (not at all helped by out-of-pocket chiropractor expenses or spring books and tuition), so I’m trying to do...
  • Mike’s weight loss success story

    ojohnson
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I have been looking forward to publishing this post for a very long time! Today’s post is all about my friend Mike, a 30 year old IT coordinator for a local school district who has...
  • New Year’s Resolutions: Gimme a f*cking break

    ojohnson
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    I’m a happy-go-lucky, outgoing positive person most of the time. I would like to assure you that the end of the year is not that time. As we near the end of the calendar, I...
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    Staying Healthy Plus

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    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:43 pm
  • 10 Practical Ways to Stay Healthier By Standing More Often

    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm
    In the United States, the average person spends anywhere between four and six hours a day standing. With so much of the everyday routine requiring that an individual be seated at a desk or behind the wheel of a car, it’s no wonder that just over a third of Americans are considered clinically obese. Furthermore, when popular means of recreation generally involve a flatscreen, laptop, tablet or smartphone, health deteriorates. Though time to formally exercise is often difficult to find, by merely spending more hours on one’s feet, studies have shown that lifespan and overall health…
  • 5 Unforeseen Ways You’re Destroying the Health of Your Feet

    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    If for some odd reason you were ever in a situation where you needed to defend the importance of feet, you’d have quite a case. Though the average person spends an average of 7.7 hours a day sitting, much of our daily routines are spent on our feet, going about life. From climbing stairs at the office to running at the gym, your feet are always along for the ride, hence the 8,000 to 10,000 steps they generate during the course of any given day.. As a trusty means of constant transportation, feet — when not properly cared for — are bound to weaken with time. Unbeknownst to many are the…
  • The Ebola Effects

    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:48 am
    Ebola as a disease is not a new phenomenon. It was first seen or ‘discovered’ back in 1976 when there was a simultaneous outbreak in the African countries of Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the villages where the first outbreak occurred was in the village of Yambuku, which is situated close to the river Ebola, thus showing how the disease got its name. The current strain of the disease broke out back in March of this year in Guékédou which is in Guinea in West Africa. This current strain has developed into an epidemic which has resulted in worldwide attention. Due to…
  • 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

    OLUSEYE AJAYI
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:52 pm
    When you're in the mood, it's a sure bet that the last thing on your mind is boosting your immune system or maintaining a healthy weight. Yet good sex offers surprising health benefits including stress relief, boosting immunity, improving cardiovascular health and more.Here are 10 surprising health benefits of sex:1. Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert.People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers at Wilkes…
 
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    Primally Inspired

  • Southwestern Deviled Eggs

    Primally Inspired
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Southwestern Deviled Eggs Recipe These Southwestern Deviled Eggs have been pretty much my favorite food for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been making a batch or two ahead of time and then eating them for a snack or for a small lunch when I need something quick (okay, maybe I’ve even eaten them for breakfast and dinner, too). I love these babies and can’t get enough of them! Let’s face it, regular deviled eggs can get super boring.  I’m a huge fan of Southwest flavors  (and if you are, too, well then we are two peas in a pod and we’re going to be great…
  • Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe

    Primally Inspired
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Congestion Relief Bath Salts Recipe This congestion relief bath salts recipe is a tried and true natural remedy at our house to give relief from colds, congestion and sinus pressure. Right after Christmas, my husband Zach came down with a sore throat and a throbbing headache from sinus pressure. We’ve thankfully managed to steer clear of colds and sinus troubles these past couple of years, but not this year. This bug was showing no mercy to my husband. It came with a vengeance and made Zach feel terrible for a few days. You know – stuffy nose, headache, sore throat, aches – the…
  • How To Make Ghee In The Crockpot

    Primally Inspired
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    How To Make Ghee in the Crockpot   Today I’m going to share a simple, step-by-step tutorial on how to make ghee in the crockpot. Have you ever had ghee?   I didn’t even know what ghee was until about 2 years ago! Once I had it, I was in love. It’s rich and buttery and has a slightly sweet, almost nutty taste. It’s divine.    What is Ghee? Ghee is very similar to clarified butter, but the difference is that ghee is cooked a little longer so that the milk solids start to brown, giving it a slightly sweet and nutty aroma and taste. It is made entirely of butter,…
  • Smoky Turmeric Chicken Wings

    Primally Inspired
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    Smoky Turmeric Chicken Wings I am excited to share today’s recipe with you. Now you should know that I always get really excited to share a new recipe with you. Like really, legit, “kid at Christmastime” excited. True story.  But today I am extra excited!  Want to know why? Because the flavorful, smoky turmeric marinade that coats these delicious chicken wings is a recipe from my friend Ariana’s new cookbook, And Here We Are At The Table. And I can’t wait to tell you about this cookbook because it totally captivated and inspired me. I also read it cover to…
  • Orange Creamsicle Panna Cotta (Paleo, Dairy Free)

    Primally Inspired
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Orange “Creamsicle” Panna Cotta (Paleo, Dairy Free) Boy is it cold here! The last few days we’ve had negative wind chill temps here in south central Pennsylvania. Bur!  There’s a blanket of snow covering the ground and we also had crystal clear skies and a full moon this week.  Once the sun goes down, it looks like a million tiny diamonds sparkling all over the snow as the moon shines it’s light down below. I just love all those sparkles – it’s like nature’s glitter and it’s absolutely beautiful Even though I enjoy the beauty and…
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    GiGi Eats Celebrities

  • Lil Wayne’s Sundae Breakfast, Wink, Wink!

    GiGi
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    I ran into Lil Wayne the other day when I wandered into Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood… Don’t ask why I was there… I Literally RAN INTO him though… I knocked the “Obama Special” out of his hands like we were on a basketball court with 2 seconds left on the clock. As I tried to wipe the greasy chicken batter and sticky maple syrup off his brand new $120 plain white T-shirt “designed by” Kanye West… He just stared [Read On!]
  • Food Porn Alert: GiGi Eats Down Under

    GiGi
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Some EXTREME [food] PORN is about to ensue… I warn you, what you’re about to observe may make you open your mouth and drop your pants. So if you’re HANGRY… By the end of scanning these photos, you might be hiring a hit man to off me! While it may look like all I did in New Zealand and Australia [check out the recap of my trip here] was explore the sights… My mouth ACTUALLY did a bulk of the “probing” when [Read On!]
  • Middle Earth DOES Exist!

    GiGi
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    I will be 90000% offended if you didn’t notice that I haven’t been around for a few weeks. Okay, no, I actually won’t because life is far too short to hold grudges. Well regardless as to whether or not you knew I was MIA, I am officially back from my epic journey DOWN UNDER (say that with an Aussie or Kiwi accent!) and I thought I would share my adventures through PHOTOS! (I will have a new video next week) A picture [Read On!]
  • Catch Me If You Can!

    GiGi
    28 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    HASTA LA VISTA U.S.A…  Wait, no… I am French, I should be saying Au Revoir! But, I am not jetting over to Spain or France…  Want to know my FLIGHTPLAN? I fly to Auckland, New Zealand (North Island) NON-STOP (13 hours of bliss!) on December 28th, where I will be bringing in the New Year! I’ll let you all know what 2015 is like before you get there!  Then I soar on over to Queenstown, New Zealand (South Island) January 5th where [Read On!]
  • Taylor Swift Baked Us Cookies

    GiGi
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    “Oh my goodness, I am going to be a GREAT grammy!!!!! How far along are you dear?!” “Excuse me, but no… I called THIS room a month ago, have fun sleeping on the blow up mattress in the laundry room since mom and dad turned your room into their home gym… Oh and the dishwasher is full, it’s your turn to empty it.” While your grandmother may have offended you by asking how far along you are… Damn holiday parties with their damn towers [Read On!]
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    Fit & Healthy 365

  • How to Actually Achieve Your Health Goals

    Lydia Di Francesco
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Hopefully you’ve made some goals for improving your health this year. (If not, there’s still time to set a few). It can be a challenge to achieve what we’ve set out out to do, but there’s a way to make it easier on yourself. I believe the best way to actually achieve your goals is to start small. Notice, I’m not saying dream small, but start small. There’s a difference. I think you should dream big. Be ambitious. Push yourself. BUT, realize that it won’t happen all at once and right away. For example, one of my client’s goals this year is to run…
  • Decadent (and Healthy) Chocolate Brownies

    Lydia Di Francesco
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Decadent… AND healthy?! Yup, you read that correctly! These brownies are sure to be a crowd favorite and no one will ever guess the secret ingredient… black beans. Seriously. Don’t knock it until you try it. And, in keeping with all my other recipes, they are super easy to make with minimal ingredients. I’m sharing two versions with you. The first is the more decadent version. The second is a protein version, which is healthier than the first, but also not as sweet (1g of sugar compared to 11g sugar per brownie). However, it’s still very good and is the version I…
  • How to Beat the Winter Blues

    Lydia Di Francesco
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    A few weeks Winter showed up in Ottawa…early. Or at least earlier than normal. It snowed. It was cold and windy. And I wasn’t ready for it. To be honest, I’m never really ready for Winter (I would live in Summer weather year round), but to have such cold and snow mid-November was a bit of a surprise. For a few days I felt really depressed. All I wanted to do was hibernate. You know, stay in my pjs and curl up under a blanket. But of course, I have clients to train and work to do. You’re Not the Only One On the third day of feeling really crummy, I decided enough was…
  • Giving Thanks

    Lydia Di Francesco
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    American Thanksgiving is coming up and there’s an online thing going around where you set a timer for 10 minutes and write what you are thankful for – as many as you can within the time limit. The idea is that you have so much to be thankful for you’ll run out of time. It’s easy to focus on the negative in our lives and the world, but doing the 100 Happy Days Challenge helped me to dwell on the positives in my life and around me. I’m always game for another opportunity to look for the great things about life. I challenge you to take 10 minutes right now and…
  • Quick Meal: Tuna Egg Muffins

    Lydia Di Francesco
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Who doesn’t love a quick and easy meal? Especially one prepared in advance and already for you in the fridge! These Tuna Egg Muffins are a variation of my Broccoli Egg Muffins. Pop a few for breakfast or snack. They are perfect for bringing with you on the go or at work. Ingredients: • 4 cups Eggs and/or Egg Whites (use just egg whites or a combination of eggs and egg whites to make 4 cups) • 1-2 Tbsp of spices (choose your flavor – eg. Italian spices {oregano, basil, rosemary} or more spicy {cayenne, chili powder, chipotle powder} Be creative) • 1 cup broccoli, finely…
 
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  • My 100th Post – What I Have Learned From Blogging

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:34 am
    “According to our strength of character and our clarity of vision, we will endure, we will succeed, we will have contributed something to make life where we were and as we lived it, something a little brighter, better and more beautiful”. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright With a freshly constructed website, I started writing weekly posts in March 2013. I distinctly remember the fear that washed over me as I hit the publish button and my words were sent out in to cyberspace for the world to see. Naïve, yes, to think that that piece of content would reach many people in a world of Google rankings and…
  • Key to Stress Management – Time Management

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” ~ Stephen R. Covey Some people can come into our lives for the briefest moment, yet they can have a lasting impact. Often times, they are the most unexpected encounters. This past week, I had the pleasure of working with a senior resident who shares my passion for wellness and prevention. She told me about a book that was recommended to her by a preceptor who said it would change her life. After hearing about it, I instantly ordered it from Amazon (I had difficultly finding it locally). The book…
  • Learn to Love Yourself – 5 Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Gautama Buddha As a parent, I believe one of the most valuable traits you can impart on your children is self-esteem – a high level of satisfaction with themselves. How different would our world be if more people loved themselves? Not just what is reflected in the mirror, but what lies within us, what makes us truly…
  • How Can Physicians Avoid Decision Fatigue

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    “Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Do you ever become overwhelmed by having too many decisions to make? How often do you ask a waitress to recommend an item from the menu because it has too many choices? Do you gravitate towards cruises or tours for vacations to alleviate some of the decisions as to what to see and what to…
  • Are You Feeling the Post-Christmas Blues?

    Dr. Sara Taylor
    28 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm